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THIETEENTH ANNUAL EEPORT 



OF THE 



Board of Fire Comniissioners, 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1886. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 

1886. 



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[Document 106 — 1886.] 




CITY OF fe„.™..ri BOSTON. 



THIRTEENTH ANNUAL EEPOET 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



FOR THE 



yEAK ENDING APRIL 30, 1886. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 188<^. 

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 Thirteenth Annual Report, containing a state- 
ment of the fires and their causes, the condition of the 
department, and expenditures for the year ending April 30, 
1886. 

Organization. 

The organization of the department consists of a Board 
of three Oommissioners, a Chief Engineer, a Superintendent 
of Fire-Alarms, 13 Engineers, and officers and other mem- 
bers, including telegraph operators, to the number of 689 
men. 

Board of Fire Commissioners 

consists of three members. One member is appointed an- 
nually, for a term of three years, from the first Monday in 
May each year. The nomination is made by the Mayor, 
subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. 



II City Document No. 106. 

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

1885. Term expires May, 1888. 
William A. Geeen, for three years from May, 1884. 

Term expires May, 1887. 
Kobeet G. Fitch, for three years from May, 1886. Term 

expires May, 1889. 

Salaries, $3,000 each. 

Frederick A¥. Smith, Jr., Clerh. Appointed by the Fire 
Commissioners. Salary, $2,000. 

Engine EES. 

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

Assistant Engineers. 



John Bartlett, ' 


•milX UV^ik3, J-JlJ^lXiV^- 




27. 


Lewis P. Abbott, ' 






25. 


Wm. T. Cheswell, ' 






4. 


John W. Began, ' 






26. 


John A. Mullen, ' 






1. 


George C. Fernald, ' 






3. 


Edwin H. Sawyer, ' 


' Hose-house 


7. 


James Monroe, ' 


' H. and L. house 4. 


J. Foster Hewins, ' 


' Engine 


-house 18. 



Call Engineers. 

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

Geanville a. Fullee, assigned to that part of District 8 
located in Brighton. 

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

Cleeks. 

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

A. Charles Scott. 

FOECE AND PaY-EOLL. 

As established by the Board. 

1 Chief Engineer .... $3,000 per annum. 
1 Assistant Engineer and Inspector of 

Hose and Harnesses . . . 2,000 " 

9 Assistant Engineers . . . 1,600 " 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



Ill 



Assistant Engineers call . 
Superintendent of Apparatus Re- 
pairs ...... 

Clerk 



Detailed man as Clerk, Apparatus 
Repair-Shop .... 
Veterinary Surgeon 

Permanent Force. 



per annum. 



44 Foremen 
16 Assistant Foremen 
32 Engine-men 
31 Assistant Engine-men 
57 Hose and Ladder-men 
135 " 
13 Permanent Substitutes 

1 Chief's Driver 

1 Hostler 
,2 Watchmen 



at the rate of 



1,600 
1,300 
1,200 
1,400 

720 
1,600 



)1,250 per annum. 

3.00 per diem. 

1,200 per annum. 

1,100 

1,000 

3.00 per diem. 

900 per annum. 

720 

720 

800 



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. 



Oall Force. 






9 Foremen .... 


. at $300 


per annum 


1 Foreman .... 


. " 200 




189 Hose and Ladder men 


. " 225 




54 " " . 


. " 175 




20 " " . . 


. " 150 




29 " ^' . . . 


. " 100 




Fire-Alarm Tele 


GRAPH. 




1 Superintendent 


$2,800 


per annum 


1 Assistant Superintendent 




4.75 


per day. 


1 Foreman of Construction 




4.50 




3 Operators 




4.00 




1 Repairer .... 




4.00 




1 " ... 




3.75 




1 Assistant Repairer 




3.25 




^ (( ( ( 




3.00 




3 " " 




2.75 




2 Laborers .... 




2.25 




1 Battery-man 




600 ] 


Der annum 



IV 



City Document No. 106. 



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. K.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 
Ai'lington 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 throu2;h the centre of Dover, 
Berkelej^ Boylston, east side of Common- 
wealth avenue, to Arlington, to Boylston 
street. 

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

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

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

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

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



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



Assignment of Districts. 

Eiich district is placed under the charge of an Assistant 
Entfineer, as follows : — 











Companies in Districts. 


District. 


Engineer in Command. 


Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook and 
Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


Joseph Dunbar . . 
John Bartlett . . . 
Lewis P. Abbott . 
Wm. T. Cheswell 
John W. Regan . 
JoSin A. Mullen . 
George C. Fernald 
Edw. H. Sawyer . 
James Munroe . . 
J. Foster Hewins . 






5, '9, n 

*27,32 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *i, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

13, 14, 29 

1-2, IT, 21, 24 

16, *1S, 19, 20, 28, 30 


1 
2 

3,6 
5 

4 


2 

9 

8,14 

1 


6 
1,8,4 

8 


5 
3,13 
11,12 
*4, 7 
6,10 


9, 10, 12 

5 
*7 



* Head -quarters of District Engineer. 



Houses. 

The house for the accommodation of an engine and ladder 
company on Bojdston street is approaching completion, as is 
the new building on Saratoga street for the accommodation 
of a chemical engine company. Land has been purchased 
during the year on Monument street, Charlestown, as a site 
for a new engine or hose house in that locality, and contracts 
have been already awarded for the erection of a suitable 
building. 



VI 



City Document No. 106. 



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



No. 1. 

2, 
3, 
4. 
5 



10. 
11 . 
12. 
13. 

14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
2T. 
28. 
29. 
30. 

32. 



Location. 



Dorchester street , 



Cor. of O and Fourth streets . 

Bristol St. and Harrison ave. . 

Bulfinoh 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. . . 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Norfolk street, " 

Walnut street, " 

Boston street, " 

Dartmouth street 

Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 

Eort Hill square 

Mason street 

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

Chestnut-hill ave., Brighton 
District 

Mt. Vernon street. West 
Roxbury Dist, 



Bunker Hill street 

Poplar St., cor. Washington, 

West Roxbury 

Washington street, between 

Atherton and Beethoven . . 
Harvard ave., near Cambridge 

street, Brighton District 
Centre st., near Highland sta- 

tion, West lioxbuvy Dist. . 



Remarks. 



5,698 

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



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

10,377 

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



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, Lancers' 
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. & 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. 

Oocupiedby Chemical Eng. No. 5. 

Occupied by Chemical Eug. No. 6. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



VII 



Hose-houses. 



No. 2, 
3, 
i. 



Main St., Charlestown Dist. , . 

Winthrop st 

Bunker Hill street, cor. Tufts st. 
Charlestown Dist 

Shawraut avenue 

Chelsea street 

Tremont street 

North Grove street 

B street 

Washington Village 

Fourth street 

Cor. Longwood and Brookline 
avenues 

Church street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,592 
5,230 



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

5,400 
3,412 



Remarks. 



Changed to Coal Depot, 1884. 
Armory in huilding. 



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



Remodelled, 1870. 



Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 3. 

Occupied by Chemical Eug. No. 2. 
"Wardroom No 11 in this building. 



VIII 



City Document No. 106. 



Hook and Ladder Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . . . 




1,676 
3,923 ■ 
2,469 

2,430 
1,007 

3,755 

700 




4. . . 




Formerly occupied by Eng.No.l2 


5. . . 




7. . . 
9, . . 
13. . . 


Meeting-house Hill 

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


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 
Repair-shop, corner of Albany and Bristol streets, 8,000 
feet, upon which a new repair-shop has been erected. 



Apparatus and Repairs. 

During the year the following new apparatus has been 
purchased : — 

1 Manchester Engine (second class) . 

1 Silsby steam fire-engine (second class). 

2 Ladder Trucks. 

1 Chemical Engine (Babcock). 
1 Hose- wagon. 
1 Coal-wagon. 
1 Pung. 

Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned for the year 
ending April 30, 1886, is as follows : — 





Purchased. 


Condemned. 


Leading Cotton . 


8,000 feet. 


5,143 feet 


" Rubber 


2,000 " 


738 " 


' ' Leather 




336 " 


Chemical Rubber 




300 " 


Cotton . 


150 " 


196 " 


" Linen . 






Total . 


. 10,150 feet. 


6,713 feet 


Suction 


171 " 


234 " 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



IX 



Amount of hose in use and in storehouse, April 30, 
1886: — 





In Use. 


In Store. 


Cotton 


48,857 feet. 


12,050 feet. 


Rubber 


5,196 " 


2,900 " 


Leather 


3,034 " 




Linen 


600 " 




Chemical . 


2,148 " 


200 " 


Suction 


917 " 


69 " 


Hand 


2,334 " 




Total . . 


63,086 feet. 


15,219 feet. 



Horses. 

The number of horses in the department April SO, 1886, 
was 170. 15 were purchased, 10 sold or exchanged, 
and 3 died. 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 received inspec- 
tion from the Hospital Surgeon, who has made weekly re- 
ports to the Board of their condition and treatment, both 
in quarters or at the Hospital. 

The number of horses receiving treatment during the year 
was 125, of which 41 were received at the Hospital Stable 
and 84 were attended at the houses of their companies ; of 
these 28 were horses taken for department's use during the 
winter months. Of the 95 horses treated of the department 
85 were completely cured, 8 were incurable, 2 have died, 
and one was killed by accident. 

While the number of deaths was small the past year, the 
number of sick and disabled has been somewhat large, which 
may be accounted for by the heavy weather of the past 
winter. 



Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, May 1, was 
4,900. In addition to these hydrants there are 238 fire 
reservoirs in diiferent sections of the city, that contain from 
300 to 500 hogsheads of water, and can be used in an emer- 
gency. The number of hydrants added during the year is 
as follows : — 

62 Lowry, 83 Post, 16 Boston, and 59 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 



X ' City Document No. 106. 

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. 

Fiee-Alarm Department. 

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

Circuit No. 18, referred to in report of last year, was 
completed early in July. 

Circuits 7 and 8 have been entirely rebuilt, and a new 
circuit. No. 19, constructed at the same time, for the better 
protection of the Eoxbury district. 

The new circuit runs between and overlaps the others, so 
as to make alternating connections with boxes which were 
formerly connected in them. 

Gong circuits 31, 32, and 33 have been completed, by 
which the box-gong service heretofore given to the depart- 
ment houses in the city proper has been extended to the 
houses in South Boston, Charlestown, and Eoxbury. The 
telephone service has been extended to the house of Chief- 
Engineer Webber, Chemical Engine 3, and the new repair- 
shop, and one telephone discontinued, making sixty stations 
now connected with head-quarters. 

A new seven-wired 300-feet cable has been laid at Mt. 
Washington-avenue bridge. 

Fourteen new signal-boxes and four keyless doors have 
been added to the service, and thirty keyless doors of new 
pattern substituted for old style, within the year. 

Changes have been made in the construction of the circuits 
on Eighth street. South Boston, and Rutherford avenue, 
Charlestown, by removing the wdres from house-top struct- 
ures to poles. Commodious apartments for construction 
and repair work and storage of stock and tools have been 
fitted up in the building on Bristol street, adjoining the Fire 
Department apparatus repair-shop, supplying a long-felt want 
in this department. 

Stock has been used as follows : — 

72 miles No. 9 iron wire. 
9,150 feet Kevite wire. 

200 lbs. cotton insulated wire. 
9,400 feet lumber. 
3,500 insulators. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xi 

4,300 insulator bolts. 
2,100 lag screws. 

300 feet 7-wired armored cable. 

157 poles. 

Fourteen relays and twelve galvanometers have been added 
to the apparatus at head-quarters to provide for the extension 
of the gong-service, referred to above, as well as for future 
work. 

An instrument has been lately introduced, the use of which 
greatly facilitates the recording of the time of alarms cor- 
rectly. It is called the Automatic Time Stamp, and is so 
placed by the register that the paper bearing the record of 
the number of the box from which an alarm may be given 
passes through it, and receives an impression from the stamp 
showing not only the day of the mouth but the hour and 
minute whenever it is used. 

A trial of the Orne battery has been made with satisfac- 
tory results. It is especially adapted for open-circuit work, 
and in point of strength and cleanlmess has thus far proved 
to be superior to any acid battery heretofore used. It is in- 
tended to supply the telephones with it as occasion arises for 
a renewal of their battery service. 



XII 



City Document No. 106. 



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



Sept. 1, 1829, to Aug. 31, 

1830, " 

1831, " 
1832, 

1833, " 

1834, " 

1836, " 

1837, " 
1838, 

1839, " 

1840, " 

1841, " 
1842, 
1-843, " 

1844, " 

1845, " 

1846, " 
184T, " 
1848, " 
1849, 
1850, 

1851, " 

1852, '< 

1853, " 

1854, " 

1855, " 

1856, " 

1857, " 

1858, " 

1859, " 

1860, " 

1861, " 

1862, " 

1863, " 

1864, " 

1865, " 



1830 . 

1831, 

1832, 

1833 

1834 

1835 

1837 

1838 

1839 

1840 

1841 

1842 

1843 

1844 

1845 

1846 

1847 

1848 

1849 

1850 

1851 

1852 

1853 

1854 

1855 

1856 

1857 

1858 

1859 

1860 

1861 

1862 

1863 

1864 

1865 

1866 



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



Insurance. 



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



$52,750 
4,320 
40,975 
25,713 
37,925 
45,970 
55,125 
20,238 
61,191 
58,632 
36,920 
44,533 
90,086 
95,252 
169,440 
155,205 
87,159 
162,085 
216,992 
76,197 
192,937 
215,315 
295,056 
106,880 
361,047 
287,832 
233,787 
316,207 
646,210 
471,853 
405,928 
806,433 
120,909 
493,369 
318,067 
474,171 



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



FiEE Commissioners' Report. 



XIII 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Sept. 1, 1S86, to Dec. 31, 1886 . 

Jan. 1,1867, " 1867. 

" 1868, " 1868 . 

" 1869, " 1869 . 

" 1870, " 1870 . 

" 1871, " 1871 . 

•' 1872, " 1872 , 

" 1873, " 1873. 
" 1874, to April 30, 1874 . 

May 1, 1874, " 1875 . 

" 1875, " 1876 . 

" 1876, " 1877 . 

" 1877, " 1878. 

" 1878, " 1879 . 

" 1879, " 1880 , 

" 1880, " 1881 , 

" 1881, " 1882 , 

" 1882, " 1883 

" 1883, " 1884 

" 1884, " 1885 

" 1885, " 1886 

Total 



Alarms. 


Losses. 


Insurance. 


Population. 


64 


$408,560 


§382,700 




284 


402,115 


.340,765 




293 


401,106 


314,706 


250,750 


385 


437,723 


335,975 




497 


855,571 


786,463 




549 


704,329 


534,991 




640 


n,516,549 


1,298,983 




620 


2,680,953 


2,010,^33 




291 


941,483 


1,607,782 




702 


1,228,403 


3,677,008 


342,000 


483 


541,272 


3,076,483 




509 


481,354 


2,827,528 




514 


516,009 


3,803,910 




563 


403,451 


3,591,948 




571 


1,260,490 


4,602,591 




731 


1,183,818 


6,543,006 


362,000 


595 


615,836 


4,849,246 




727 


814,154 


7,299,353 




793 


998,554 


7,981,807 




927 


1,593,393 


8,068,295 




785 


821,848 


7,082,541 




18,484 


$30,744,846 


$78,379,473 





Total number of actual fires . 
Contined to one buildino- 
Extended to others 
Wharves, vessels, grass, etc. 



621 

515 

18 



Buildings 



Slightly damaged . 
Considt'rably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damao-ed 



337 
79 
24 

125 



iThe 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 beset down at $75,000,000; the 
area, 65 acres; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick and stone and 67 wood. 



XIV 



City Document No. 106. 



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



Tear. 


a 

(=1 


o 


o 
m 


o 

1 

i 


g 
o 


w 

a 
- g 


Total Taxable 

Valuation. 

* 


Loss by 
Fire. 


186T - - - 


19,516 
23,051 
24,181 
27,457 
28,880 
29,736 
30,461 
39,106 
39,707 
39,804 
39,170 
41,467 
41,652 
41 ,975 
41,903 
42,267 
43,986 
44,196 
45,137 


55 
58 
59 
73 
80 
70 
73 
72 
74 
100 
111 
120 
88 
75 
70 
68 
76 
88 
81 










$444,946,100 
493,573,700 
549,511,600 
584,089,400 
612,663,550 
682,724,300 
693,831,400 
798,755,050 
793,961,895 
748,996,210 
686,840,586 
630,446,866 
613,322,692 
639,462,495 
665,554,597 
672,497,961 
682,432,671 
682,648,000 
682,656,000 


$402,115 
401,106 


1868 


















1869 
1870 

1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 


2,453 

2,670 
2,661 
2,398 
1,284 
2,778 
2,669 
2,915 
3,172 
3,074 
3,319 
3,254 
2,994 
2,987 
3,347 
2,965 
2,988 


1,327 
2,690 
2,811 
2,645 
1,727 
2,764 
3,262 
4,274 
4,476 
4,360 
4,258 
4,653 
4,622 
4,935 
5,102 
4,970 
5,057 


602 
460 

734 
734 
446 
398 
172 
132 
146 
139 
194 
170 
218 
209 
289 
282 


1 
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1 
1 
1 
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21 

27 
57 
89 
80 
14 
36 
47 
52 
53 
78 
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437,723 

855,571 

704,329 

1,516,549 

2,680,953 

941,483 

1,228,403 

541,272 

481,354 

516,009 

403,451 

1,260,490 

1,183,818 

814,154 

998,554 

1,593,393 

821,848 



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



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Table No. 5. 

SJioioing the different Causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
May 1, 1885, to Ajjril 30, 1886. 



Alarms, accidental, automatic 

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Bonfires .... 
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Fireworks 

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



D. H. Twiss, 
Hugh Leonard, 
J. E. Yendlej, 



Deaths. 

Engine No. 2, May 28, 1885. 

No. 14, June 5, 1885. 

Hose No. 7, December 20, 1885. 



Discharges and Dismissals, etc. 

Dismissals for cause in Permanent Force 
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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 Aug. 13, 1884, the sum of 
three hundred dollars 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, permanent!}^ injured 
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- 
erino; and o-ivina^ alarms for fire. 



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 Eelief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, in their report for the year 
ending Dec. 31, 1885, submitted a statement showing the 
receipts for the year, including $818.65 cash on hand, to be 
$17,203.25, of which $13,365.35 were the net proceeds of the 



XXVI City Document No. 106. 

ball given in its aid. Of the disbursements, $7,326.40 were 
on account of relief, $8,000 was invested in a City of Boston 
Bond. 

The amonnt of money invested April 30, 1886, was 
$56,000. 

HENRY W. LONGLEY, } ^. 

JOHN E. FITZGERALD, V^ ^."! 
WM. A. GREEN, S ^^''''''>'''^^^'''- 



APPENDIX. 



The following tables show the location of the several pieces 
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Depots for coal are located on Salem and Shaving streets, 
city proper ; Main street, Charlestown ; Orleans street, 
East Boston. 

The Chief and Assistant Engineers, the Superintendent 
of Fire-Alarms, the Superintendent of Repairs, and Hospital 
Surgeon, are each supplied with a horse, wagon, pung or 
sleigh. 

Each company is supplied with a hose-pung. There are 
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uses, and two wagons in service for repair-men of Fire- 
Alarm Telegraph. 

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feet of rubber and cotton hose, belonging to the Fire Depart- 
ment, is stored at Deer Island Institution, to be used by the 
convicts if required. 

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kept at department houses. 



Reservoirs. 



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South Boston . 
East Boston . 
Boston Highlands 
Dorchester 
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FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, 1885, TO APRIL 30th, 1886, 



MAY. 

Friday, 1st, 11-11 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 22 CusTOM-HoDSE ST. Owned by Stephen Jennings ; loss, $152; in- 
surance, i$10,000; occupied by Stephen Jennings et als., as factory, etc.; 
loss, $40; insurance, $15,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-12 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 9 BiLLERiCA ST. Owned by J. Dunan ; occupied by E. Baughn, as 
dwelling; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 3d, 11-19 A.M. Box 542. 
South st. Owned by S. E. Bradford ; occupied by James Dowling, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney bui'ning. 

Monday, 4th, 3-19, 3-28 A.M. Box 546. 
Oak AVE. Owned by C. W. Earnshaw; loss, $463; insurance, $3,300; 
occupied by C. W. Earnsliaw, as dwelling; loss, $56; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 5-40 P. M. Box 528. 
Walk Hill st. Originated on grass land; cause, set by boys, 

Monday, 4th, 11-13 P.M. Box 53. 

Remarks. — Ealse alarm. 

Tuesday, 5th, 7-27h, 7-35 A.M. Box 47. 
No. 376 Atlantic ave. Owned by Foster's Wharf Corporation; loss, 
$5,872; insurance, $15,000; occupied by M. Salomons et als., as printers' 
machinery, etc. ; loss, $3,680; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; 
extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-49 P.M. Still. 
No. 1079 Tremont st. Owned by John McGuckin ; loss, $10 ; unoccupied 
sheds; originated on 1st floor ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 6th, 0-02 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 65 Chatham st. Owned by Sears estate; loss, $656; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. S. Hall & Co., as offices, etc. ; loss, $300; occupied by 
Stimpson & Co., as paper-dealers ; loss, $4,939 ; insurance, $14,000 ; originated 
on 2d floor : cause unknown. 



12 City Document No. lOG. 

Wednesday, 6th, 0-33 A.M. Box 18. 
Brattle sq. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 6th, 2-22 A.M. Box 535. 
Clarendon Hills, Poplar st. Owned by D. B. Chamberlin ; loss, 
^500; insurance, $500; unoccupied dwelling; extended to entire building; 
cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 174 Ward st. Originated in haystack ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 6-58 P. 31. Box 93. 
No. 614 Tkemont st. Owned by Mr. Hodgdon; loss, f55; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by D. M. Leighton, as dwelling; loss, 278; insurance, 
$2,400; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 6th, 7-40 P. M. Still. 
Tufts court. Cause, wood in stove-oven taking fire. 

Wednesday, 6th, 9-06 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 1 Genesee st. Owned by D. Haggertj ; loss, $858; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by several families as dwellings; loss, $200; insurance, 
$1,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 7th, 2-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Winchester st. Owned by James Shea; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by James Clifford, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 8th, 3-01 A. 31. Box 173. 
Condor st. .Owned by E. S. Folger; loss, $525; insurance, $800; occu- 
pied by E. S. Folger, as stable; loss, $1,000; insurance, $1,0G0; originated 
on 1st floor, extended to lumber piles of Glendon Co. ; cause, incendiary. 

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Friday, 8th, 5-54 A.M. Box 124. 

No. 234 AND 236 D st. Owned by McGrath & MuUins ; loss, $103 ; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by McGrath & MuUins, as out-buildings; loss, $25; 
insurance, $2,100; originated in ash-barrel; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Friday, 8th, 0-35 P. 31. Box 417. 
Austin st. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; occupied by State of 
Massachusetts, as store-room; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 8th, 1-28 P. 31. Box 39. 

No. 3 West st. Owned by W. H. Allen; loss, $75; occupied by Louis 
Ross et als., as music dealers, etc. ; loss, $18; insurance, $1,800; originated 
in basement; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 10th, 2-40 P. 31. Still. 
Ashland st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 10th, 9-49 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 37 Sudbury st. Owned by David Parker heirs ; loss, $250 ; insurance, 
$800 ; occupied by G. F. Knights, as saloon ; loss, $75 ; occupied by F. R. 
McDonald, as carpenter ; loss, $800 ; occupied by D. Robinson, as painter ; 
loss, $150; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 13 

Monday, 11th, 11-24 A.M. Box 198. 
Chelsea, Mass. Cause, call for assistance ; Engine No 5 and Hose No. 
No. 4 responded. 

Tuesday, 12th, 2-53 A.M. Still. 

No 25 AND 27 Prentiss st. Owned by Ann Mahoney ; occupied by Patrick 
Herney et als., as grocery, etc.; insurance, $1,600; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11 A.M. Box 359. 
Back st. Owned by B.F. Grant; loss, $lol; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by G. W. Grant, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, care- 
less use of fire. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-20 A.M. Box 565. 
Abbatoir Grounds. Owned by Butchers' Slaughtering & Melting Ass'n ; 
insurance, $7,000 ; occupied by G. F. Parker & Co., as provisions ; originated 
in engine-room; cause, overheated boiler. 

Thursday, 14th, 7-11 P.M. Still. 
No. 68 Wareenton st. Owned by Young Woman's Christian Association; 
loss, $6; insurance, $25,000; occupied by Young Woman's Christian Associa- 
tion, as home; originated on 6th floor; cause, gas jet igniting window-curtain. 

Sunday, 17th, 0-20 A. 31. Still. 
No. 9 Ashland pl. Owned by E. Corrigan ; loss, $24; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Stevens, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of lamp. 

Sunday, 17th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 Cambridge-st. ave. Owned by E. Lisner; occupied by Miss 
Hopefull, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Sunday, 17th, 10-44 A.M. Box 37. 
No. 160 State st. Owned by Jonathan French; loss, $12; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by John Mills & Co., as liquors; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches or cigar. 

Sunday, 17th, 4-09 P.M. Box 362. 
Back st. Cause unknown ; grass, etc. 

Mojiday, 18th, 1-18 P. 31. Box 7. 

No. 2 Faewell AVE. Owned by L. Farwell ; occupied by Mr. McDonald, 
as dwelling ; originated on roof; cause, children playing with fire. 

Tuesday, 19th, 0-39 P. 31. Box 5. 
No 6 Prospect st. Cause, needless alarm for smoky stove. 

Tuesday, 19th, 1-56 P. 3f. Still. 
Hurley's court. Owned by M. Hurley ; insurance, $800 ; occupied by 
M. Hurley et als., as dwelling; loss, $4; originated on 2d floor; cause 
children and matches. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 36 Hull st. Owned by Mrs. Campbell; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Marshall, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 22d, 8-52 P.M. Box 457. 
Remarks. — False alarm. 



14 City Document No. 106. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-23 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 2 Sewell PL. Owned by Colburn Bros. ; loss, $1,428 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by S. Mieusset, as dining-saloon; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$3,000; originated in basement; extended to roof; cause, supposed hot ashes 
in wooden receptacle. 

Saturday, 23d, 6-2Sh P-M. Box 74. 
No. 4 East Brookline st. Owned by Wm. T. Hart; loss, $1,000; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by A. E. Koberts, as dwelling; loss, $465; in- 
surance, $4,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 
Bkighton AVE. AND Beacon ST. Causc, burning grass land. 

Tuesday, 26th, 8-12h P.M. Box 159. 
Marginal st. Owned by J. K. Erskine ; loss, $25 ; occupied by J. K. 
Erskine, as freight-car; loss, $75 ; originated in car-load of hay; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 27th, 5-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 Bartlett PL. Owned by T. McConnack; occupied by Simon 
Bornstein, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 4th floor; cause, building fire 
with kerosene. 

Wednesday, 27th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Hudson st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 27th, 5-10 P.M. Box 234. 

No. 268 EusTis st. Owned by William Kidney; loss, $16; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by John Fitzgerald, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, building fire with kerosene. 

Remarks. — Miss Helen Fitzgerald was fatally burned by her clothing taking 
fire ; her mother, Margaret Fitzgerald, and Miss Maggie Finney, were severely 
burned while extinguishing the flames. 

Wednesday, 27th, 7 P.M. Still. 
Old Colony E.R. Track. Cause, sparks from locomotive setting fire to 
railroad fence ; damage, $5. 

Wednesday, 27th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Cedar st. Cause, burning brush and rubbish, — bonfire. 

Wed7iesday, 27th, 8-32 P. 3f. Box 61. 
No. 65 Pleasant st. Owned by L. Bartlett; loss, $77; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by M. A. Baker et als., as dry goods, etc. ; loss, $600; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas jet igniting goods. 

Thursday, 28th, 2-46 A.M. Box 322. 
Commercial ST. Owned by John Daly ; loss, $1,200; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by John Daly, as saloon; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Thursday, 28th, 3-22 A.M. Box 28. 
Nos. 32 and 34 Fdlton st. Owned by Enoch Train heirs; loss, $186; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by A. L. Barnes & Co., as furniture; loss, $665; 
insurance, $3,000; originated on 5tli floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



Appendix. 15 

Thursday, 28th, 7-40 P. M. Box 43. 
No. 41 Temple pl. Owned by S. D. Ford; loss, $1,916; insurance, 
$40,000 ; occupied by Perry & Mason, as publishers ; loss, $25,509 ; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by Eussell & Richardson, as engravers; loss, $295; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by Melvin & Badger, as druggists; loss, $1,184; 
insurance, $19,450; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
Plymouth st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
Cor. N. Grove and Fruit sts. Cause, children burning rubbish on 
vacant land, — bonfire. 

Friday, 29th, 7 P. M. Still. 
No. 2 GiFFORD PL. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 30th, 7-57 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 456i Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen; occupied by M. Shadwick, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of pipe, 
smoking on sofa. 

Saturday, 30th, 8 P.M. Still. 
No. 100 Cambridge st. Occupied by M. Schwarzburg, as clothing; loss, 
$10; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, throwing matches 
into curtain. 

Saturday, 30th, 11-59 P.M. Box 38. 
No. 241 Atlantic ave. Owned by Central Wharf Co. ; loss, $426 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by J. A. Butler & Co. et als., as ship-chandlers; loss, 
$847; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 31st, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 BuLFiNCH ST. Owned by L. A. Bruce; loss, $10; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by William Harris, as dwelling; loss, $61; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 31st, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 19 Jenkins st. Owned by A. E. Scott; loss, $10; insurance, $200; 
occupied by Alexander Peyton, as storehouse ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 



Monday, 1st, 9-20 A.M. Box 323. 

Ellsworth st. Owned by Mrs. Brady; occupied by Mrs. Brady, as hen- 
house ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of lighted pipe. 

Tuesday, 2d, 6-12, 6-23 P.M. Box 158. 

Meridian st. Owned by Unitarian Society; loss, $415; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Unitarian Society, as church; loss, $177; insurance, 
$4,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 45 to 49 Beverly st. Owned by J. Wight; occupied by E. A. & 0. 
S. Gillett, as wheels, etc.; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 



16 City Document No. 106. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-05 A.M. Box 261. 
No. 11 CoDMAN ST. Owned by Mr. Lindsey ; occupied by Barry & 
Wright, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 7-52 P.M. Box 46. 
Nos. 96 AND 98 Milk st. Owned by Louis Cabot; loss, .$630; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Wright & Potter et als., as printers, etc. ; loss, $9,791; 
insurance, $98,400 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 10-54 P.M. Box 34. 
No. 5 Myrtle st. Owned by G. H. Tinkham; loss, $155; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by Frank Bowker e^ a^s., as dwelling; loss, $125; insur- 
ance, $5,200; originatd on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 6th, 0-45 A.M. Box 69. 
No. 89 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul & Co. ; occupied by J. F. 
Paul & Co., as dry-house; loss, $50; originated on 2d floof ; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Saturday, 6th, 2 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 9 Chapman pl. Owned by P. McAleer; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by W. Lunib, as plumber; loss, $50; insurance, $3,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-17 A. M. Box 546. 
Clarence st. Owned by A. Peters; loss, $500; insurance, $200; occu- 
pied by A. Peters, as stable; loss, $1,500; originated inside; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Sunday, 7th, 8-04 A.M. Box 3. 

No. 67^ Prince st. Owned by W. F. Tenney; loss, $150; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by S. Bornstein, as clothes-cleaning; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $200 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of naphtha. 

Remarks. — S. Bornstein was severely burned about the head and hands 
by the burning naphtha. 

Sunday, 7th, 10-44 A.M. Box 418. 
FiTCHBURG R.R. Yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co.; loss, $25 ; occu- 
pied by Hosmer & Crampton, as hay-car; loss, $144; originated in hay- 
ear; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-41 P.M. Stilt. 
No. 12 Tremont ST. Owned by Mr. Litchfield; occupied by Mr. Fuller, 
as dwelling ; cause, fat boiling over on stove. 

Sunday, 7th, 8-24 P.M. Box 64. 
Orange Lane. Cause, bonfire in street. 

Monday, 8th, 6-40 A. 31. Still. 
No. 63 Leverett st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Eli Deagle, as dwelling; loss, $13; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Monday, 8th, 0-27 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 314 Shawmut ave. owned by J. B. Hawes ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Eldredge, as dwelling; loss, $89; insurance, 
#3,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



Appendix. 17 

Monday, 8th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 335 Chelsea st. Owned by Timothy O'Connell; occupied by T. 
O'Connell, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 9th, 4-31 P.M. Still. 

No. 61 Lowell st. Owned by M. J. Donovan; loss, $2; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mr. Prescott, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 10th, 0-55 A.M. Box 45. 
No. 33 Federal st. Owned by Geo. C. Richardson ; loss, $488 ; insur- 
ance, $243,588; occupied by Geo. C. Richardson & Co., as sales-room; orig- 
inated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 6-51 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 306 Medford st. Owned by Timothy Griffin ; unoccupied store ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of gas-pipe. 

Thursday, 11th, 0-21 A. M. Still. 

No. 8 Chilson PL. Owned by A. A. Clatur; loss, $27; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Chas. H. Towne, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Ellen Sullivan was severely burned on arms and hands while 
endeavoring to extinguish the flames. 

Thursday, 11th 11-47 A.M. Box 162. 
No. 224 Border st. Owned by John S. Weeks ; occupied by D. J. 
McKenney, as blacksmith ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 11th, 9-21 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 22 Seneca st. Owned by M. Ingoldsby; loss, $12; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by D. McNally et als., as dwelling; loss, $4; originated 
in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 11th, 10-57h P-M. Box 54. 
No. 64 Beach st. Owned by C. D. Ray heirs ; occupied by S. P. 
Whitney, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, boiling over of kettle 
of syrup on stove. 

Friday, 12th, 2-03 A.M. Box 217. 
No. 1204 TO 1210 Tremont st. Owned bj R. H. Thompson et als. ; loss, 
$552; insurance, $4,250; occupied by J. S. and J. T. Dolan et als., as 
stable, etc. ; loss, $600 ; insurance, $750 ; originated in stable ; extended to 
other buildings ; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 11-21 A.M. Still. 

No. 39 Lowell st. Owned by C. F. Williams ; occupied by Joseph Egan, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 13th, 3-40 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 1207 Tremont st. Owned by Neil Kenney, et als. ; loss, $1,440; in- 
surance, $1,450; occupied by N. Kenney et als., as stable, etc. ; loss, $325; 
originated in stable ; extended to other buildings ; cause, children and 
matches. 

Remarks. — Hosemen Glennon and D, Kildufl", of Engine No. 14, were 
slightly injured by falling timbers at this fire. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-37 P.M. Box 12S. 

Rogers and Preble sts. Cause, rubbish in stable-yard set on fire by 
boys. 



18 City Document No. 106. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-20 P. 31. Still. 

No. 2 Farntjm PL. Owned by Farnum estate et als. ; loss, $35 ; occu- 
pied by Farnum and Crosby, as dwellings; originated on roof; extended to 
2 Rogers ave ; cause, sparks from fire No. 1207 Tremont st. 

Saturday, 13th, 6-15 P. 31. Still. 
Medfokd ST. Cause, rubbish on vacant land set on fire by boys. 

Sunday, 14th, 5-39 A.M. Box 71. 

Wakren AVE. AND CLARENDON STS. Owucd by J. F. Paul ; loss, $306 ; 
insurance, $11,000; occupied by F. T. Ogden, as dining-saloon ; loss, $396; 
insurance, $6,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of gas stove. 

Remao-lcs. — Foreman Knights, of Chemical Engine No. 2, was severely cut 
on hand by glass at this fire. 

Sunday, 14th, 2-22 P.M. 
No. 637 Dudley st. Owned by W. White; occupied as family hotel; 
cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Sunday, 14th, 4-43 P.M. Box 239. 

No. 35 Vernon st. 

Remarks. — Mrs. E. E. Alley was fatally burned by her clothing taking 
fire from stove near which she was standing. 

Monday, 15th, 7-40 A.3I. Still. 
No. 48 Temple st. Owned by H. M. Fisk; loss, $42; insurance, $5,010; 
occupied by A. L. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in shed in yard; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-55 A. 31. Still. 

No. 45 West Cedar st. Owned by S. P. Bennett ; occupied by Mrs. 
Drew, as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday,16th,4-19 P.3I. Box 53. 
Kneeland PL. Cause, boys throwing wood in kettle of boiling tar. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-25 P. 31. Still. 

No. 786 Dudley st. Owned by Geo. P. Brooks ; occupied by Geo. P. 
Brooks, as apothecary ; originated in basement in rubbish; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-20 P. 31. Still. 
Mystic Wharf. Owned by George Keyes ; unoccupied store, etc. ; loss, 
$5 ; originated on wharf; cause, set by boys in old lumber. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-45 P. 31. Still. 
B and First sts. Owned by James Hopkins ; occupied by James Hop- 
kins, as junk-store; originated on outside of building; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 17th, 2 A.M. Box 465. 
No. 105 Cambridge st. Owned by Benj. Hadley; loss, $100; occupied 
by J. Miers, as provisions; loss, $300; insurance, $500; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 17th, 5-52 A. 31. Still. 
Sandford ST. Owned by H. Simpson ; occupied by H. Simpson, as coal- 
shed; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed soot from chimney falling on 
floor. 



Appendix. 19 

Wednesday, 17th, 0-32 P.M. Box 92. 
Huntington ave. Cause, steps to station of B. & A. R.R. set on fire by 
boys. 

Wednesday, 17th, 2-17 P.M. Box 441. 
No. 64 Green st. Owned by S. P. Cooper; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Geo. D. Willis, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, careless 
use of fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 17th, 7-19, 7-26 P.M. Box 157. 

No. 114 TO 122 Border st. Owned by W. J. Humphrey et als. ; loss, 
$1,483; insurance, $4,100; occupied by John Crowley et als., as roofer, 
etc.; loss, $799; insurance, $1,000; originated in Crowley's building; ex- 
tended to other buildings ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-01 P.M. Box 573. 
Cause, needless alarm given for fire in Cambridge. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-30 P.M. Box 543. 
Corey st. Owned by B. & P. R.E. Co. ; loss, $1,000; occupied by B. & 
P. R.R. Co. as depot; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor, extended through 
entire building; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 238 Harrison ave. Cause, fence to lumber-yard set on fire by 
boys. 

Thursday, 18th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 72 Blue Hill ave. (Rear). Cause, careless use of matches set- 
ting fire to bedding in express-wagon. 

Friday, 19th, 2-21 A. 31. Box 91. 
No. 8 Brighton ave. Owned by Geo. "Wheatland, Jr. ; occupied by P. 
J. Nolen, as stable; loss, $200; insurance, $1,600; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 19th, 7-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 275 EusTis st. Owned by Wm. D. Cook; occupied by Wm. D. 
Cook, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of gas-pipe. 

Friday; 19th, 10-38 P. 31. Box 9. 

No. 315 North st. Owned by N. Matthews estate; occupied by Acme 
Box Co., as factory; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Saturday, 20th, 4-45, 4-51 A.M. Box 23 
No. 11 TO 15 Chardon st. Owned by C. Roberts; loss, $377; insurance, 
$25,600; occupied by W. 0. Taylor & Co., ei als. as machinists, etc. ; loss, 
$950; insurance, $10,300; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-4 P.M. Still. 
No. 63 East Brookline st. Owned by H. Cobb; loss, $13; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Geo. Dennis, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 20th, 5-02 P.M. Still. 

B. & A. Freight-Yard. Cause, burning of barrel of gasoline in yard 
(unknown). Loss, $10. 



20 CiTr Document No. 106. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-18 P.M. Box 64. 
"No. 103 Shawmtit aye. Owned by G. A. Kettle ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 20th, 10-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 10 Tufts st. Owned by W. A. Watson; occupied by Mary Griffin, 
as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with 
fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 21st, 1-08 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 3 Beacon st. Owned by J. L. Gardner; occupied by Otis Clapp & 
Co., as apothecary; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 21st, 6-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 164 Tremont st. Owned by Lovering heirs ; occupied by C. N. 
Perkins, as saloon; insurance, $10,000; originated in basement; cause, 
overheated range. 

Monday, 22d, 8-21, 8-51, 8-54, P.M. Box 45. 
No. 89 to 93 Franklin st. Owned by Wigglesworth, estate; loss, $7,120; 
insurance, $70,000; occupied by Abram French & Co., as crockery; loss, 
$75,550; insurance, $162,500; originated in basement, extended to roof; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 10-25 A..% Still. 
No. 24 Greenville pl. Owned by D. A. Aldrich; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mrs. Rodney McLeod, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 1-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 23 Knox st. Owned by Richard Young; occupied by M. J. Bowen, 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 2-40 A.M. Box 337. 
No. 8 Sargent st. Owned by F. P. O'Brien; loss, $1,686; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by F. P. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $1,988; insurance, 
$5,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-55 A.M. Box 75. 
No. 395 Shawmdt ave. Owned by Shawmut ave. Church Society; loss, 
$61; insurance, $24,500; occupied by Shawmut ave. Church Society, as 
Church; originated in shed in yard extended to church; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 

Wednesday, 24th, 9-12 A.M. Still. 
No. 39 Lowell st. Owned by Mr. Williams; occupied by J. Egan, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-15, P.M. Still. 
Lamartine ST. Cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Wednesday, 24th, 9-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Lyman st. Owned by W. S. Smith ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied 
by L. Sherman, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas- 
jet igniting window-curtain. 

Wednesday, 24th, 11 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 54 Village st. Owned by John C. Haynes ; loss, $261; insurance, 
$2,750; occupied by G. D. Richards et als., as dwelling; loss, $70; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 21 

Thursday, 25th, 7-50 P. 31. Box 435. 
No. 425 Medford st. Owned by A. Waterman ; loss, $300 ; occupied by 
Harris & Beard, as stable, etc. ; loss, $1,200; insurance, $800; originated on 
1st floor ; extended to sheds ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 25th, 11-53 P.M. Box 184. 

No. 3 SixTH-ST. Allet. Owned by R. Bishop ; occupied by D. O'Brien, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 26th, 1-33 A.M. Box 239. 
Williams st. Owned by L. B. Comins estate ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Mullen & Brown, as leathers; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 26th, 7-42 A.M. Still. 
Belmont st. Owned by Mr. Ireland ; loss, $25 ; unoccupied ; originated 
in shed ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 26th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Minot ST. Owned by P. Dolan; loss, $10; insurance, $4,800; 
occupied by Mrs. Jarvis ; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Friday, 26th, 10-42 P.M. Box 421. 
No. 71 Charles-kiver avenue. Owned by Lockwood heirs; loss, $250 f 
insurance, $750; occupied by John O'Hagen et als, as junk-store, etc. ; loss, 
$800; M. I. Kendall, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor ; extended to No. 73 ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 0-25 P.M. Still. 
Harvard st. Cause, children playing with matches in rubbish, 

Monday, 29th, 8-27h P. M. Box 266. 
Cause, false alarm. 



JULY. 

Wednesday, 1st, 5-27 A.M. Box 14. 
No. 39 Commercial Wharf. Owned by Isaac Sweetser ; loss, $30 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Somerset Pottery Co., as store-rooms; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 1st, 11-52 A.M. Box 259. 
No. 238 Centre st. Owned by Mrs. M. Smith ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by R. Rose, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
soot from chimney falling on the floor. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 94 Blackstone st. Owned by Powers estate; occupied by H. M. 
Richardson, as carriages; originated on 6th floor; cause, ignition of pot of 
sulphur. 

Thursday, 2d, 4-05, 4-28 A.M. Box 187. 

Chelsea st. Owned by Maverick^Oil Works; loss, $2,000; occupied by 
Maverick Oil Works, as factory ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, sponta- 
neous combustion. 

Remarks. — John Bacon, an employe, was seriously burned, and removed 
to bis home, in Chelsea, where he died soon after. 



22 City Document No. lOG. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. and Swan st. Cause, upsetting kettle of tar in street. 

Thursday, 2d, 8-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Fellows court. Owned by Mrs. Patterson; occupied by Mrs. Gib- 
bons, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, careless use of fire-crackers. 

Friday, 3d, 1-50 A.M. Box 187. 
No. 436 Bennington st. Owned by B. Farley; loss, $350; insurance, 
f300; occupied by B. Farley, as dwelling; loss, $400; insurance, $400; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 3d, 5 A. M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, sparks from locomotive setting fire to R.K. bridge. 

Friday, 3d, 2-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 127 Myrtle st. Owned by J. M. Sears ; occupied by D. C. Kier- 
stead, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, careless use of fire-crackers. 

Friday, 3d, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
CoR. OF A AND Athens sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 3d, 11-20 P.M. Still. 
Fruit st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 3d, 11-25 P.M. Still. 
Faneuil ST. Owned by Duncklee heirs; unoccupied; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-19 A.M. Box 65. 
Lehigh st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-29 A.M. Box 569. 
Washington st. Owned by Capen heirs; unoccupied; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-14 A.M. Box 345. 
Marsh st. Owned by Judge Churchill; loss, $100; unoccupied; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 4th, 10-34 A.M. Still. 
No. 157 Northampton st. Owned by Wm. Bacon estate; occupied by 
T. M. Gleason, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless 
use of fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
Fremont st. Cause, fire in hollow trees, set by boys. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-37 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Orange court. Owned by E. Tanck ; occupied by E. Tanck, 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, careless use of fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-14, 2-21, P.M. Box 9. 
No. 297 Commercial st. Owned by Ballard heirs ; loss, $2,700 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by E. C. Donnell et als., as spar-makers, etc. ; loss, $4,917; 
insurance, $6,600; originated on 1st floor, extended to other buildings ; cause 
unknown. 



Appendix. 23 

Saturday, 4th, 3-58, P.M. Still. 

No. 754 Cambkidge ST. Owned by E. C. Granville; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. C. K. Humphrey, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fireworks. 

Saturday, 4th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
Ai>AMS ST. Owned by Holmes heirs; occupied by N. T. Eobinson, as 
dwelling; originated on roof; cause, careless use of fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 5-52, 6-09, P.M. Box 19. 
No. 88 Washington st. Owned by St. Andrew's Lodge, F. and A. M. ; 
loss, $2,087; insurance, $40,000; occupied by Hollis R. Gray et als., as fur- 
niture, etc.; loss, $7,339; insurance, $27,000; originated on 4th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-09 P. M. Box 337. 
No. 46 Howard ave. Owned by E. S. Newton; occupied by Mrs. M. 
McBride, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of fire- 
crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 9-59 P.M. Box 329. 
SuMNER-ST. COURT. Owued by C. H. Wesson; loss, $235; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Edward Robinson, as stable; loss, $67; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of fireworks (supposed). 

Sunday, 5th, 4-43 A.M. Still. 

No. 132 Seventh st. Owned by Robert Bishop; cause, fire-crackers set- 
ting fire to cotton-waste on vacant lot of land. 

Sunday, 5th, 8-50 P.M. Box 174. 

No. 105 Brooks st. Owned by Emanuel Downing; loss, $200; occupied 
by James Cochrane e^ ah., as stable; loss, $377; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 8th, 5-58 A.M. Still. 

No. 112 Kendall st. Owned by Mr. Norcross ; loss, $75; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by H. Sylverstine, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, building fire with kerosene oil. 

Wednesday, 8th, 5-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Kemble ST. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 8th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

Nq. 34 MouLTON ST. Owned by L. Burns; occupied by Mrs. Moore, as 
dwelling; originated in basement ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Thursday, 9th, 2-12 A.M. Box 431. 

No. 26 Belmont st. Owned by A. V. Thompson; loss, $196; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by A. V. Thompson, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Thursday, Vth, 7-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 85 Village st. Owned by Mr. Savage ; occupied by T. I. Kane, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 10th, 10-05 A. 31. Still. 
No. Ill Commercial st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 



24 City Document No. 106. 

Fridmj, 10th, 7-08 P.M. Box 342. 
Neponset AVE. Owned by J. S. Eastman ; occupied by C. M. Fales et 
als., as grocery, etc.; originated on roof; cause, supposed, sparks from 
chimney. 

Saturday, llth, 8-02 A.M. Box 325. 
DoRCHESTEK AVE. Owned by N. Stackpole ; loss, $-1; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by N. Stackpole, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Sunday, 12th, 10-14 A.M. Box 48. 
No. 5 High st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 12th, 11-41 A.M. Box 263. 

Perkins and Day sts. Owned by Perkins Inst, for the Blind; loss, $5; 
occupied by T. Jacobs, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Sunday, 12th, 9-11 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 1001 Tremont ST. Owned by E. & G. G. Hook estate; loss, $182; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by August Elkengren, as apothecary ; loss, $800 ; 
insurance, $r,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday, 13th, 11-04 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 94 Blackstone st. Owned by Powers heirs ; cause, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 13th, 0-21 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 96 Eriend ST. Owned by Diamond Match Co. ; insurance, $19,000; 
occupied by Diamond Match Co., as factory; loss, $5; insurance, $10,000; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 1 3th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Chardon ST. Owned by Chas. Roberts; insurance, $25,600; 
occupied by several parties, as mechanical, industries; insurance, $15,300; 
originated in basement; cause, back draught from furnace. 

Tuesday, 14th, 8-30 A.M. Box 23. 
No. 1] TO 15 Chardon st. Owned by C. Roberts; loss, $482; insurance, 
$25,600; occupied by several parties, as mechanical industries; loss, $342; 
insurance, $15,300; originated on 7th floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 15th, 7-52 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 332 North st. Owned by W. M. Whiting; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by J. H. Schmiedeberg, as saloon; loss, $12; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 17th, 9-46 A.M. Box 129. 
No. 298 Dorchester ave. Owned by Norway Iron Co. ; occupied by 
Anna Geary & Co., as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children and 
matches. 

Friday, 17th, 3-47 P.M. Box 371. 
Clayton st. Owned by S. B. Pierce; loss, $25; unoccupied; originated 
on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 18th, 0-07 A.M. Box 142. 
No. 317 Second st. Owned by W. W. Stewart; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by W. W. Stewart, as blacksmith ; insurance, $700 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 25 

Saturday, 18th, 3-14 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 76 TO 82 Kneelanu st. Owned by Jolin Robbins heirs; loss, $342; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by Simeon Koffe et als., as cigars, etc.; loss, 
f930; insurance, $2,700; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Saturday, 18th, 8-11 P.M. Still. 

No. 67 Prince st. Owned by M. J. Tenney ; occupied by B. Mellikoff, 
as dwellinof; loss, $25; insurance, $300; originated on 3d floor; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene oil-can. 

Saturday, 18th, 11-52 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 1978 Washington st. Owned by S. L. Spear; loss, $518; insurance, 
$6,600; occupied by Marcus Marks, as clotiiier; loss, $1,763; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 19th, 1-18 P. M. SHU. 
Cause, call for assistance caused by the burning of the car-shops of the 
N.Y. & N.E. R.R. at Norwood, Mass.; Engine Co. No. 15 was despatched 
on special train. 

Monday, 20th, 8-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 Ontario st. Owned by Old Colony R.R. ; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on roof; cause, spark from chimney. 

Monday, 20th, 11-49, 11-55, A.M. Box 171. 
Border st. Owned by Boston Dyewood & Chemical Co. ; loss, $925; in- 
surance, $16,012; occupied by Boston Dyewood & Chemical Co., as factory; 
loss, $3,482; insurance, $53,607; originated on 3d floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Tuesday, 21st, 1-23 A. M. Box 358. 
Mather ST. Owned by O.C. R.R. Corporation; loss, $25; occupied by 
O.C. R.R. Co., as flag station and store house; originated between the 
buildings ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-06 A.M. Box 219. 

No. 130 LoNGWOOD AVE. Owned by Cyrus Brewer; loss, $14; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mr. Fliegel, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, building fire with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — Mrs. L. Fliegel was fatally burned by her clothing taking fire. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-30 P. M. Still. 

No. 138 Hampden st. Owned by Guyer & Co. ; cause, accidental auto- 
matic alarm. 

Thursday, 23d, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 45 Oswego st. Owned by Mrs. Early; loss, $2; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by M. D. Paris, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Thursday, 23d, 1-07 P.M. Box 273. 
Seaver ST. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $500 ; unoccupied stable ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 23d, 5-51 P.M. Box 575. 

Western ave. Owned by G. W. HoUis ; occupied by HoUis & Co., as 
barn ; originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 



26 City Document No. 106. 

Thursday, 23d, ll-2h P.M. Box 235. 
No. 41 Warren st. Owned by Milton heirs; loss, $145; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by C. E. G. Loubriek, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $144 ; insurance, 
$500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 7 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 459 Washington st. Owned by Dexter heirs; loss, $840; insur- 
ance, $50,000 ; occupied by Mrs. J. M. Brown et als., as dress-makers, etc. ; 
loss, $1,256; insurance, $161,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Friday, 24th, 10-18 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 71 Oak st. Owned by Geo. H. Hall; loss, $12; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by W. J. Symonds, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
supposed, incendiary. 

Saturday, 25th, 10-02 A.M. Still. 
No. 36 So. Margin st. Owned by S. Adams; occcupied by Mrs. Magee, 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 26th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 
City Square. Owned by Moses Dow; occupied by Mr. Skilton et als., as 
family hotel; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 26th, 4-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 10 ALI.ST0N ST. Owned by T. Keliher ; insurance, $7,000; occupied 
by Dr. Austin, as ofiice ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st, 2d, and 
3d floors ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 26th, 7-48 P.M. Still. 
Cedar st. Owned by John Clapp, estate ; occupied by several fami- 
lies, as dwellings ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 27th, 5-18h A.M. Box 47. 
No. 388 Atlantic ave. Owned by Mrs. M. Mallory ; loss, $960 ; insur- 
ance, $12,500; occupied by K. & S. A. Freeman, as fish-dealers; loss, $88; 
insurance, $5,000; O. Sheldon & Co., as boat-builders; loss, $2,000; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 28th, 1-15 A.M. Box 8. 
No. 45 Merrimac st. Loss, $133; insurance, $10,000; occupied by 
Beninati & Ferry, as barbers, etc. ; loss, $25 ; insurance, .$300 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 28th, 5-48h, 6-03h P.M. Box 14. 
Nos. 12 AND 13 Sargent's Wharf. Owned by G. N. Black et als. ; loss, 
$4,245; insurance, $17,500; occupied by Standard Dyewood Co. etals.,&s 
factory, etc.; loss, $24,316; insurance, $46,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 11-28 P. M. Box 239. 
No. 818 Shawmut ave. Owned by E. S. Johnson estate; loss, $5; occu- 
pied by Bragg & Ford, as blacksmiths ; originated on roof; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Wednesday, 29th, 0-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 58 EusTis ST. Owned by A. W. Newman ; occupied by W. Weltch, 
as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



Appendix. 27 

Wednesday, 29th, 0-32 P.M. Box 546. 
Belle ave. Owned by J. Ralph; loss, $25; occupied by J. Ralph, as 
hennery ; originated on 1st floor ; cause^ children and matches. 

Wednesday, 29th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Ontario ST. Owned by James Milligan ; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by Coleman Powers, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 29th, 11-30 P.M. Still. 
Sargent's Wharf. Cause, rekindling of ruins of Standard Dyewood Co. 

Thursday, 30th, 11-55 A. 31. Still. 
Harrison ave. Owned by B. & A. Railroad, as bridge; cause, sparks 
from locomotive setting fire to the bridge. 

Thursday, 30th, 8-40 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 479 Atlantic ave. Owned by Leonard Ware; loss, $5; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mansfield & Chase, as junk-store; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $4,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 31st, 3-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 53 Green st. Owned by John S. Gardner; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by John S. Gardner, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Friday, 31st, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 102 Northampton st. Owned by J. H. Hathorne ; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by J. H. Hathorne, as stable; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of plumber's furnace. 



AUGUST. 

Saturday, 1st, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by Delavan & Ross; loss, $10; occupied by 
Delavan & Ross, as theatre; originated in canvas tent; cause, explosion of 
naphtha. 

Saturday, 1st, 0-10 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 86 CAMBRrooE st. Owned by S. B. Willis; loss, $25; unoccupied 
stable; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-30 P. M. Still. 
Germania AVE. Owned by C. A. Shuman; loss, $40; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by H. McGregor, as dwelling; loss, $217; insurance, $750; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 1st, 10-06 P.M. Box 239. 
Washington and Dudley sts. Owned by Joseph Dunbar heirs ; unoccu- 
pied hotel; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause, slacking of lime. 

Monday, 3d, 11-55 A.M. Still. 

Cambridge st. Owned by J. W. Hollis ; insurance, $600; occupied by 
Beck & Harris, as workshop; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 3d, 8-47h PM. Box 21. 
Nos. 11 to 17 Brattle st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



28 City Document No. 106. 

Monday, 3d, 11-03, 11-14, P.M. Box 93. 
Nos. 125 to 129 W. Brookline st. Owned by Dudley Palmer; loss, 
$1,757; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Thomas Dugan et als., as plumbers, 
etc.; loss, $1,741; insurance, $12,820; originated on 2d floor; extended to 
38 and 40 Trumbull st. ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 1-30 A.M. Still. 
No. Ifi7 Pleasant st. Occupied by Morris Flynn, as dwelling; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 5th, 11-05 A.M. Box 419. 
RuTHEEFOED AVE. Owucd by Reed & Sawin; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by Winkley & Maddox, as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Thursday, 6th, 2-51h P.M. Box 56. 
No. 411 Federal st. Owned by G. W. & F. Smith; loss, $237; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by G. W. & F. Smith, as stable ; loss, $200; insurance, 
$696 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 10-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 Salem st. Owned by H. Wyzanski ; loss, $45 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by M. Pinkofsky, as dry goods; loss, $850; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 8-35 A.M. Box 565. 

Ab batoie Gbounds. Owned by B. S. & M. Association; loss, $750; occu- 
pied by B. S. & M. Association, as stable; loss, $50; originated in hay-loft; 
cause, unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 1-50 P.M. Box 121. 
A ST. Cause, set by boys in manure-pile. 

Friday, 7th, 2-41 P.M. Box 125. 
No. 36 Woodward st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 

Saturday, 8th, 11-55 A. M. Still. 

No. 14 LiNwooD pl. Owned by Mrs. Clapp ; occupied by W. M. Hanson, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kferosene stove. 

Saturday, 8th, 8-39 P.M. Box 9. 
Commercial st. Cause, light mistaken for flre. 

Saturday, 8th, 10-30 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 4 Endicott-st. court. Owned by James Houghton ; occupied by P. 
McLaughlin, as dwelling; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 8th, 10-17 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 Avon st. Owned by M. C. Ferris; loss, $11 ; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by C. W. Baldwin, as jeweller; loss, $115; insurance, $10,167; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-20 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 385 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Sheafe heirs; loss, $115; in- 
surance, $60,000; occupied by Richardson & Gertz, as gents furnishings; 
loss, $307; insurance, $12,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 29 

Sunday, 9th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 376 Warren st. Owned by Owen Nawn; loss, $2; occupied by M. 
Herlitz, as wood and coal ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-33 P.M. Box 58. 
No. 444 Federal st. Owned by N. Ward; loss $54; insurance, $400; 
occupied by H. CoUum, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 10th, 2-23h P.M. Box 14. 
No. 33 TO 38 Lewis Wharf. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation; loss, 
$14,374; insurance, $28,000; occupied as U.S. bonded warehouse; loss, 
$100,636; insurance, $647,500; originated on 3d floor No. 34; extended to 
entire building ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, llih, 11-28 A.M. Box 128. 
No. 56 Ellery ST. Owned by Wm. B. Horton ; loss, $73 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Anna M. Fish, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. > 

Tuesday, 11th, l-2h P.M. Box 68. 
No. 21 East Canton st. Owned by John E. Daly; loss, $35; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Hallowell, as dwelling, loss, $75; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 12th, 4-47 A.M. Box 14. 
No. 34 Lewis Wharf. Cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Friday, 14th, 5 P.M. Still. 
Kilton ST. Owned by Wm. L. Carleton; loss, $10; occupied by Wm. 
L. Carleton, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Friday, 14th, 9-53h P.M. Box 345. 
Marsh st. Cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 17th, 0-44h P.M. Box 564. 
Cambridge, Mass. Cause, burning of planing-roill in Cambridge. 

Monday, 1 7th, 2-1 5 P. M. Still. 

Washington and Harvard st. Owned by Wra. Schmell; loss, $82; in- 
surance, $1,100; occupied by Wm. Schmell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 18ih, 10-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 42 Thater ST. Owned by E. B. Mayo ; occupied by American Web- 
ing Co., as workshop; loss, $25; insurance, $9,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 18th, 2-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 641 East Fourth st. Owned by H. Clapp et als. ; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Wm. Carpenter, as oil-store; loss, $10; originated 
on outside ; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Tuesday, ISth, 5-08 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 37 Haverhill st. Owned by E. A. Goodwin ; occupied by John 
Campbell, as furniture ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lamp. 



30 City Document No. 106. 

Tuesday, 18th, 5-55 P.M. SHU. 
No. 166 Rdggles ST. Owned by Alonzo Josselyn ; loss, $25; insurance, 
^5,000; occupied by Alonzo Josselyn, as foundry; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7 P. 31. Box 416. 
No. 28 Pleasant st. Owned by Mr. Soutliwortli ; occupied by Mr. 
Nichols, as dwelling; loss, f 12; originated in basement; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 19th, 1-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Auburn st. Owned by Seth W. Fuller; occupied by John Welch, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 19th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 110 West Concord st. Owned by J. L. Moody; occupied by Kobert 
Nelson, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 

Wednesday, 19th, 3-41 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 72 West Springfield st. Owned by Charles Smith ; loss, $15 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Mrs. E. Fisher, as dwelling; originated on 
roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Davis court. Owned by Towne estate; occupied by several families, 
as tenements; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 21st, 3-56 A.M. Box 213. 

No. 151 Hampden ST. Owned by A. D. Williams; loss, $57; insurance, 
.$3,000 ; occupied by S. E. Jones, as bakery ; loss, .$8 ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Friday, 21st, 10-13h A.M. Box 126. 
No. 203 West Third st. Owned by J. Swanton ; loss, $285 ; insurance, 
$2,800; occupied by J. Swanton e^ a/s., as dwelling; loss, $150; originated 
in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 21st, 3-22 P.M. Box 342. 

Neponset AVE. Owned by James Wilson; loss, $94; insurance, $800; 
occupied by E. J. Costello, as saloon, etc. ; originated on outside ; cause, 
careless use of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 21st, 8-35h P.M. Box 53. 

No. 8 BoTLSTON SQ. Owned by W. H. Slocum; loss, $50; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by D. Wilcox & Co., as hat-factory; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of flat-iron. 

Friday, 21st, 11-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 1164 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; loss, $192; in- 
surance, $21,252; occupied by John Mackay, as hotel; loss, $20; insurance, 
$9,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Benton ST. Owned by H. K. Batchelder; occupied by Michael 
Riley, as dwelling; loss, $45; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 3-31h P-M. Box 26. 
No. 205 Cambridge st. Owned by N. Whiting ; occupied by J. O'Connor, 
as furniture ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas explosion. 



' Appendix. 31 

Tuesday, 25th, 7-57h PM. Box 5. 
No. 166 Merktmac st. Owned by J. C. Russell; occupied by C. J. 
Parquet, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney. 

' Tuesday, 25th, 4-04 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 59 Dove st. Owned by Q. J. Mcjfina; loss, $381 ; insurance, .$7,000; 
occupied by J. Benetisha, as dwelling; loss, $200; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-13 P.M. Box 273. 
No. 1 Elmo st. Owned by David Simons ; occupied by John Poland, as 
stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thvrsday, 27th, 8-36 P.M. Box 264. 
No. 237 Walnut ave. Owned by J. W. Newell; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. W. Newell, as stable; originated in basement; cause, 
incendiary. 

Friday, 28th, 10-03 A.M. Still. 
No. 16 Oliver ST. Owned by A. A. Burrage; occupied by Walworth 
Man'fg Co., as sales-room; originated in basement; cause, leakage of gaso- 
line barrel. 

Friday, 28th, 3-03h P-M. Box 73. 
No. 310 Shawmut AVE. Owned by A. Thomford ; loss, $213; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by C. Cluness, as dwelling; loss, $730; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday. 31st, 9-55 P.M. Still. ' 

No. 136 Meridian ST. Owned by Eben McPherson; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless workmen upsetting lamp. 



SEPTEMBER. 



Tuesday, 1st, 1-18 A.M. Box 28. 
No. 17 TO 23 Barrett st. Owned by C. B. Barrett heirs et als. ; loss, 
$611; insurance, $1,600; occupied by N. B. Andrews et als., as carpenters, 
etc.; loss, $803; insurance, $1,200; originated on 2d floor; extended to 
adjoining building; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 1-28, l-34h A. M. Box 8. 
No. 142 Merrimac st., etc Owned by Torrey heirs et als. ; loss, $1,400; 
insurance, $3,750; occupied by R. Parquette, as dwelling; loss, $276; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by P. Carraher, as dwelling; loss, .$75; occupied 
by S. Goldman et als., as saloon, etc. ; loss, $10; originated, 142 Merrimac; 
extended to 47 Norman and 37 So. Margin st. ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 2d, 9-50 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 215 Kneeland st. Owned by B. S. Evans; occupied by J. H. Cros- 
cup, as saloon; cause, needless alarm, meat on stove burning. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-17 A. M. Still. 
Dredging-Machine in the harbor. Owned by Chas. H. Souther; loss, 
$400; insurance, $6,000; occupied by Chas. H. Souther & Co., as dredger; 
loss, $150 ; originated in cabin ; cause, sparks from furnace-pipe. 



32 City Document No. 106. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-47 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 22 Bromeield st. Owned by W. Sherburn ; occupied by Carter & 
Locher, as picture-frames ; needless alarm, kettle of rosin burning. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-23 P. M. Box 31. 
No. 93 Beacon st. (Rear.) Needless alarm, boys burning rubbish. 

Friday, 4th, 1-03 A.M. Box 9. 
No 290 Commercial st. Owned by Nathan Matthews ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by Murphy, LeaVans, & Co., as brushes; loss, $72; 
insurance, $28,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 4th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 126 Pleasant st. Owned by Miss Brownell ; occupied by Working 
Women's Home ; originated in the yard ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 4th, 7-30 P. M. Still. 
No. 13 Edgeelt PL. Owned by J. W. Edgerly; occupied by Mrs. Kelly, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 4th, 10-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 235 Congress st. Owned by Henry Bond ; cause, light mistaken for 
fire. 

Saturday, 5th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 374- Atlantic ave. Owned by Foster's Wharf Company; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of grease. 

Sunday, 6th, 5-49 P.M. Box 364. 

Kilton ST. Owned by J. B. L. Carleton; loss, $67; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by John Gill, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 7th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 Chapel pl. Owned by Dr. Drew heirs ; loss, $5 ; occupied by T. 
Connolly, as dwelling; loss $3; originated on 3d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 7th, 8-01 P. M. Box 569. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 8th, 5-04 A.M. Box 82. 

No. 63 TO 67 Northampton st. Owned by M. Hall heirs; loss, $400; 
insurance, $32,000; occupied by Critchett Bros, et als., as stables; loss, 
$2,430; insurance, $2,100; originated on 1st floor No. 67; extended to No. 
63 ; cause, ignition of straw from gas-jet. 

Remarks. — Six horses perished in the stable. 

Wednesday, 9th, 5-41 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 62 Cross st. Owned by B. F. Whittemore ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by A. Goldstom, as cigars, etc.; loss, $75; insurance, 
$500; originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 147 O ST. Owned by S. S. Perkins; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by T. F. Caldwell, as saloon ; originated in basement ; cause, care- 
less use of lamp. 

Wednesday , 9th, 8 A.M. Still. 
North Ferry Wharf. Owned by city of Boston ferries; loss, $100; 
occupied by same; loss, $800; cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 



Appendix. 33 

Wednesday, 9th, 5-52 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 19 Beach st. Owned b}' Edwin Aldrich; loss, $2; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, leaky gas-jet. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
Tenban ST. Owned by J. H. Carter; occupied by M. Murphy et als., as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 10th, 8-14 A.M. 
No. 12 MoETON ST. Owned by Isaac Bornstein; occupied by L. Pearl- 
stone, as dwelling ; loss, $2 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 11th, 3-19 A.M. Box 325. 
MoRET.AND PL. Owned by Mrs. J. Lyman; loss, $28; insurance, $11,000; 
occupied by Mrs. J. Lyman, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, de- 
fective fireplace. 

Friday, 11th, 10-03 A. M. Box 353. 

Oakland st. Owned by J. H. Burt & Co. ; loss, $12.5; insurance, $750; 
occupied by John Betcher, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Friday, lUh, 7-10 P.M. Box 542. 
Church ST. Owned by A. D. Weld; occupied by C. E. Davis, Jr. , as 
dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 11th, 8-41 P.M. Still. 
No. 6 Thacher COURT. Owned by Helen Dolan; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Miss Elmwood, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 12th, 8-40 A.M. Box 77. 
Wareham ST. Owned by Cressey & Noyes ; loss, $242; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Cressey & Noyes as dry-house; loss, $670; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 11-31 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 32 Court st. Owned by Adams Express Co.; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by C. W. Wyman, as eating-saloon ; loss, $45; insurance, $800; 
originated in basement; cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 12th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 

North Ferry Wharf. Owned by City of Boston Ferries ; cause, rekin- 
dling of fire in coal-pile. 

Sunday, 13th, 3-32h A.M. Box 178. 
Moore and Saratoga sts. Owned by J. O'Donnell ; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. O'Donnell, as grocery ; loss, $275; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in rubbish. 



Sunday, 13th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 
South Ferry Wharf. Owned by City of Boston Ferries ; cause, sponta- 
neous combustion in coal-pile. 

Sunday, 13th, 5-30 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 134 Charlestown st. Owned by Moore heirs ; occupied by John 
Feeney, as stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



34 City Document No. 106. 

Sunday, 13th, 6-14 P.M. Box 567. 
North Beacon st. Owned by B. & A. R.E. Co. ; occupied by A. N. 
Munroe, as barn; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 6-50 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 340 North st. Owned by Coburn heirs ; occupied by Sarah Shipsey, 
as store, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 10-33 A.M. Box 151. 

Eastern R.R. Wharf. Cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Remarks. — Fire on board of lighter ("N. Hayden ") owned by the Metro- 
politan S.S. Co., and loaded with cotton owned by the Great Falls Manu- 
facturing Co. ; loss on cotton, $270. 

Monday, 14th, 10-3 6h A.M. Box 322. 
Commercial st. Owned by Richard Whelton ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by Richard Whelton e^ a/s., as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 15, 1-1 6h A.M. Box 217. 
No. 1179 Tremont st. Owned by Wm. Clark heirs; occupied by C. J. 
Coyne, as storage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 15th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 

First and A sts. Cause, sparks from locomotive setting fire to manure- 
pile. 

Wednesday, 16th, 3-37 A.M. Still. 

First and A sts. Cause, sparks from locomotive setting fire to manure- 
pile. 

Wed7iesday, 16th, 7-32 A.M. Box 114. 
No. 185 West Third st. Owned by M. Callahan ; loss, $728; insurance, 
$2,600; owned by M. Griffin; loss, $75; insurance, $2,500; occupied by M. 
Collins, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Taber, as 
dwelling; loss, $100; originated in No. 185, extended to No. 183; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 6-58 P.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 7 AND 9 Court st. Owned by Ames estate; loss, $400; insurance, 

$24,000; occupied by Chipman Bros., as gentlemen's goods; loss, $5,903; 

insurance, $19,500; occupied by Briggs & Cushman, as gentlemen's goods ; 

loss, $1,050; insurance, $16,400; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-37 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 21 Howard st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 18th, 0-26 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 East Chester park. Owned by Mr. Bradley; occupied by Chas. 
H. Parks, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene 
oil stove. 

Friday, 18th, 6-42, 6-47, 7-12 P.M. Box 93. 
Montgomery and Clarendon sts. Owned by Smith & Co. ; loss, 
$9,850; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Smith & Co., as organ factory ; loss, 
$35,782; insurance, $47,600; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 7-31 P.M. Box 124. 
No. 259 Broadway. Owned by J. & P. Dyer; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by H. Frankenstein, as clothing; loss, $291; insurance, 
$2,700; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 35 

Saturday, 19th, 6-47 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 216 Shawmut ave. Owned by Gray heirs; loss, $360; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Mr. Hunt, as stable; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, bursting of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 19th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Ashland pl. Owned by Edwin Foss ; loss, $32; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by J. Huff, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 20th, 10-31 P.M. Box 245. 
No. 3 Parker pl. Owned by C. J. Grinnell; loss, $955; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by C. J. Grinnell, as dwelling; loss, $160; insurance, 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Monday, 21st, 7-45 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 1 Chapel pl. Owned by Dr. Drew heirs; loss, $15; occupied by 
Chas. Ryan et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 22d, 11-03 A.M. Box 18. 
No. 25 AND 27 Brattle st. Owned by S. M. Quincy; occupied by R. 
Marston, as saloon; loss, $300; originated on the roof; cause, overheated 
furnace-pipe. 

Tuesday, 22d, 0-15 P.M. Still. 
Ashland st. In pile of brush ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 2 2d, 0-28 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 172 West Ninth st. Owned by Daniel Cronin; loss, $10; insurance, 
$800; occupied by J. Welsh et al., as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 22d, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 Third st. Cause, set by boys in pile of rubbish. 

Tuesday, 22d, 7-42 P.M. Box 568. 
BiGELOW ST. Owned by J. H. Davis ; loss, $10 ; cause unknown, in hay- 
stack, 

Wednesday, 23d, 4-59 P.M. Box 564. 
Western ave. Owned by N. H. Coleman; loss, $400; occupied by T. 
Coffee, as stable; loss, $230; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 6-35, 6-45 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 28 Chardon st. Owned by J. Zane ; loss, $1,020; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by H. 0. Austin & Co., as carriages ; loss, $1,339; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 7-28 P.M. Box 465. 
Cambridge st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-36 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 267 Washington st. Owned by Geo. Hughes; loss, $53; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by H. J. Sewell & Co., as bookbinders; loss, $164; in- 
surance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 6-08, 6-29h A.M. Box 532. 
Neponset AVE. Owned by R. L. Frampton ; loss, $8,900; insurance, 
$4,700; occupied hy R. L. Frampton, as morocco factory, etc. ; loss, .$6,706; 
insurance, $9,050; originated on 1st floor of factory; extended to adjoining 
buildings ; cause unknown. 



36 City Document No. 106. 

Thursdmj, 24th, 8-03 A.M. Box 416. 

No. 9] Main st. Owned by J. Mumler; loss, .$50; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by E. J. Davis, as store, etc.; loss, $40; insurance, $2,300; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Friday, 25th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Ashland pl. Owned by Wm. A. Johnson; loss, $100; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Wni. A. Johnson ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 25th, 5-2S P. M. Box 23. 
No. 11 TO 15 Chabdon ST. Owned by Chas. Roberts; loss, $800; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by Chaney & Pegram et als., as soap-makers; loss, 
$882; insurance, 6,250; occupied by L. 1). Shaw et als., as machinists; loss, 
162 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 7th floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 25th, 5-41 P.M. Box 156. 
Leighton's Wharf, off Sdmner st. Owned by E. D. Leighton ; occu- 
pied by E. D. Leighton, as steam-sheds ; originated on the roof; cause, sparks 
from furnace-pipe. 

Saturday, 26th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 386 Tremont st. Owned by C. Brigham & Co. ; occupied by C. Brig- 
ham, as creamery ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 26th, 6-29 P.M. Box 36. 
Nos. 9 TO 13 KiLBY ST. Owned by Moses Williams; loss, $167; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by several parties, as ofiices, etc.; originated in 
basement; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Sunday, 27th, 4-38 P.M. Box 572. 
Massachusetts ave. Owned by W. W. Marsh; loss, $100; originated on 
1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 29th, 1-56 A.M. Box 16. 
Nos. 4 and 5 So. Market st. Owned by W. R. Alger ; loss, .$828 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Oscar F. Howe, as wooden ware; loss, $6,400; 
insurance $16,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-42 A.M. Still. 
No. 471 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $3; occupied 
by N. Carroll, as blacksmith; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated 
forge. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11 A.M. Box 546. 
Oak AVE. Owned by C. W. Earnshaw; loss, $50; owned by Mrs. B. Car- 
roll ; loss, $27 ; insurance, $1,200 ; occupied by C. W. Earnshaw, as stable ; loss, 
$25; occupied by Mrs. P. Carroll, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor of 
stable ; extended to dwelling ; cause, explosion of alcohol. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-32 A.M. Box 182. 
No. 166 Sumner st. Owned by G. L. Thorndike; loss, $250; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by E. A. Andrews, as dwelling; loss, $95; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-21 P.M. Box 176. 
Chelsea and Saratoga sts. Owned by Standard Oil Company; occu- 
pied as oil-tank ; cause, careless use of lighted lantern. 



Appendix. 37 



OCTOBER. 

Thursday, Isi, 7-27 A. 31. Box 69. 

No. 20 Rochester st. Owned by Wm. Land; loss, $95; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John O'Hearn et als., as dwelling; loss, $60; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 1st, 0-32h P. 31. Box 542. 

Church st. Owned by A. D. Weld; occupied by A. D. Weld, as barn; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 2d, 4-21 P. 31. Box 217. 
No. 20 Cart st. Owned by L. F. Rogers ; occupied by E. Webster, as 
dwelling; cause, kettle of meat on stove burning. 

Friday, 2d, 6-05, 6-15, P.3L Box 74. 
Andrews and East Dedham sts. Owned by Ivory Bean et als.; loss, 
$1,320; insurance, $8,500; occupied by several parties, as dwellings and 
stables; loss, $100; insurance, $2,500; originated on Andrews street; ex- 
tended to adjoining buildings ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
North Ferry Wharf. Owned by city of Boston ; occupied by city of 
Boston, as coal-sheds; originated in coal-pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 4th, 3-55 A. 31. Box 28. 

Nos. (55 AND fi7 Clinton st. Owned by Josiah Quincy heirs; loss, $612; 
insurance $12,000; occupied by Foster, Weeks, & Co., as produce; loss, 
$1,250; insurance, $8,000; occupied by E. C. Holmes, as seeds, etc. ; loss, 
$3,537; insurance, $12,500; occupied by Houghton & Button, as storage ; loss, 
$2,651; insurance, $10,000; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 4th, 6-20 P. 31. Still. 

No. 228 Shjwmut ave. Owned by Fullen heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,900 ; occupied by F. M. Freeman, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $1,200 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

3Ionday, 5th, 5-25 P. 31. Still. 

No. 22 No. Margin st. Owned by M. Mulhern; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Barrett & Singer, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
basement; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-20 P. 31. Box 513. 
CoE. or Amoey AND Beagdon sts. Owned by E. W. Simmons; loss, 
$15; occupied by C. G. Burgess, as iron-works; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective furnace. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8 P. 31. Box 157. 

No. 78 London st. Owned by Fergus Farrell ; occupied by Daniel 
McDonald, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 8th, 2-52 P. 31. Box 26. 
No. 241 Cambridge st. Owned by Theo. Lyman; insurance, $21,000; 
occupied by H. M. Richardson, as carriages ; insurance, $20,000 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, friction of machinery. 



38 City Document No. 106. 

Saturday, lOth, 6-45 P.M. Box 274. 
No. 280 Blue Hill ave. Owned by Patrick Kearns; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by John Kelly, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 10th, 7-12 P.M. Box 421. 
Warren ave. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 11th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 11 Meridian st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 11th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 24 Cordis st. Owned by John C. Frye ; occupied by John C. Frye, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 12th, 6-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 47 Salem st. Owned by Wm. Porter; occupied by Julia Welch, as 
dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking in 
bed. 

Monday, 12th, 5-58 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 59 Billerica st. Owned by Mrs. Foley; occupied by John Shea 
et als., as dwelling; cause, dropping kerosene lamp (no fire). 

Tuesday, 13th, 9-31 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 384 Washington st. Owned by John C. Chaffin; loss, $145; insur- 
ance, $30,000: occupied by Miss Ida Bolthe, as artist's studio; loss, $600; 
originated on 8d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 14th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
Foster's Wharf. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 16th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 71 Marion st. Owned by Benj. Clisby ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Benj. Clisby, as dwelling; loss, $60 ; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Friday, 16ih, 1-15 P. M. Still. 
South Boston Iron Foundry. Loss, $350. Cause, explosion of flask of 
molten iron. 

Friday, 16th, 7-29 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Bartlett st. Owned by H. I. Nason ; occupied by II. I. Nason, 
for provisions ; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 4 A. 31. Still. 
O. C. Coal-sheds near Dover st. Originated in coal-sheds ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-29 P.M. Box 82. 
No. 558 Shawmut ave. Owned by Parker heirs; loss, $355; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Wo Sing, as laundry; loss, $150; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 6-26 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 440 Atlantic ave. Owned by H. C. Snow; loss, $210; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Grocers Packing Co., as storage ; loss, $10,500 ; Ralston, 
Busby, & Co., as flsli ; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; M. A. Salomons, as 
machinists; loss, $2,093; insurance, $8,000; A. Wilson, sail-maker; loss, 
$9; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 39 

Tuesday, 20th, 8-53 A.M. Box 534. 
Cause, accidental alarm given while testing boxes. 

Tuesday, 20th, 8-20 P.M. Box 425. 
No. 187 Medford st. Owned by Fall heirs ; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Wediiesday, 21st, 11-49 A.M. Box 465. 

Cambridge st. Owned by Stickncy & Poor; occupied by Stickney & 
Poor, as storehouse; loss, $5; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Thursday, 22d, 4 A.M. Still. 
No. 154 Lincoln st. Owned by Evans estate; loss, $164; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by Sheinwald & Katzl<y, as tailors; loss, $825; insurance, 
$7,055 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, detective flue. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-40 A. 31. Still. 
No. 17 Camden st. Owned by C. A. Richards; loss, $10; occupied by 
J. Gootleib, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 23d, 6-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 383 Atlantic ave. Owned by C. Hamblin's heirs; occupied by F. 
H. Atwood, as pickles, etc.; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
clothing on wall. 

Friday, 23d, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 61 Meridian st. Owned by C. "Wedger; occupied by C. Wedger, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 23d, 9-58 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 123 Haverhill st. Owned by Lane; loss, $215; insurance, 

$5,000; occupied by J. T. Gray, as brackets, etc.; loss, $334; insurance, 
$3,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 24th, 0-32 A.M. Still. 

No. 14 Leterett ST. Owned by A. Perkins ; occupied by C. Marshall, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 24th, 2-48, 2-59, 3-02 P. 31. Box 337. 
Nos. 34 and 36 Sargent st. Owned by Geo. B. Lawrence et als. ; loss, 
$4,097; insurance, $5,300; occupied by G. B. Lawrence et als., as dwellings 
and stables ; loss, $5,500; insurance, $1,000 ; originated in stable ; extended 
to adjoining buildings ; cause, children and matclies. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-54 A.M. Box 413. 

No. 30 Ltnde ST. Owned by Eastern Railroad; loss, $10; occupied by 
Quigley and Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp on bedding. 

Sunday, 25th, 4-37 P. 31. Box 14. 
No. 42 Eastern AVE. Owned by Edward Bishon; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 8-10 A.3f. Still. 
No. 44 Anderson st. Owned by A. F. Leaman ; occupied by Mrs. A. 
McKay, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 



40 City Document No. 106. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-17 P.M. Box 322. 
No. 197 Commercial st. Owned by C. Moynahan; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by James Devlin, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-55 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 40 Lincoln st. Owned by H. W. Harris; occupied by C. E. Frost & 
Co., as shoe-findings; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of naphtha can. 

Thursday, 29th, 6-19 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 87 Essex ST. Owned by Samuel Winslow; occupied by L. Pollard, 
as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 8-43 P.M. Box 425. 
No. 150 Bunker Hill st. Owned by Joseph Torrey ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by W. J. McElroy, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Friday, 30th, 5-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 83 Maverick st. Owned by Wm. Hallett; occupied by Mrs. Pike, 
as dwelling; loss, $15; cause, careless use of lighted pipe in clothing. 

Friday, 30th, 11-15 P. 3f. Still. 
Howard st. Cause, electric-light frame taking fire. 

Saturday, 31st, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 140 C ST. Owned by John Reed; insurance, $3,500; occupied by 
Mrs. Grady et als., as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 31st, 6-70 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Lawrence st. Owned by H. Gray ; occupied by M. Riley, as 
dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of hot flat-iron. 



NOVEMBER. 



Monday, 2d, 6-47 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 124 Broad st. Owned by A. Stetson heirs; occupied by J. J. Shaw, 
as carpenter ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-50 A.M. Still. 
George st. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $15; occupied by city of 
Boston, as school-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-44 P.M. Still. 
No. 116 Court st. Owned by Viles and Smith; occupied by Patrick & 
Perkins, as tailors; loss, $5; insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 10 P.M. Still. 
No. 104i High st. Owned by J. B. Moors; loss, $25; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Bent & Hall, as restaurant; loss, $40; insurance, $8,500; 
originated in basement; cause, overheated range. 

Thursday, 5th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 129 West Concord st. Owned by J. D. Macomber; loss, $45; in- 
surance, $4,500; occupied by E. M. Patten, as dwelling; loss, $70; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 41 

Thursdaij, 5th, 7-05 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 87 Blackstone st. Owned by Edwia Bruce; occupied by Taunton 
Iron Works Co., as salesroom; insurance, $G,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, ignition of spirits. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-04 A. 31. Box 416. 
Main and Warren sts. Owned by Tyler heirs; loss, $85; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by S. P. Hill & Co., as grocers; loss, $600; insurance, 
$9,500; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 7th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 81 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul* occupied by Bispool Sewing 
Machine Co., as work-room; originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-47 P. 31. Box 252. 
No. 2726 Washington st. Owned by P. B. Smith ; loss, $200 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; unoccupied; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed in- 
cendiary. 

Sunday, 8th, 5-25, 5-34 P.M. Box 421. 

Nos. 7 AND 9 Water st. Owned by T. Cunningham heirs; loss, $2,000; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by Boston Disinfecting Co., as store-rooms; 
loss, $12,250; insurance, $29,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

3Ionday, 9th, 6-58 A.3I. Box 41. 
No. 6 Bromfield st. Owned by J. O. Knapp ; occupied by J. H. Ailman, 
as optician; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 1-55 P. 31. Box 262. 
No. 269 Highland st. Owned by Sargent Brothers; occupied by John G. 
Greer, as dwelling; cause, meat burning in kettle on stove. 

Wednesday, 11th, 1-15 A. 31. Box 35. 
No. 12 BoswoRTH ST. Owned by J. M. Williams estate; loss, $67; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by A. A. Fuller, as liquors ; loss, $45; insurance, 
$3,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-55 A. 31. Box 8. 
Nos. II AND 15 Travers ST. Owned by Wm. Sohier; loss, $88; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by R. W. Pratt, as machinist; loss, $290; insurance, 
$3,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of naphtha from lighted match. 

Wednesday, 11th, 11-56 A. M. Box 183. 
No. 83 Everett st. Owned by M. Ferreira; loss, $22; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by M. Ferreira, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-23 P. 31. Box 85. 
No. 388 Tremont st. Owned by John L. Sargent; occupied by J. 0. 
Gray, as saloon; originated in basement; cause, careless use of lighted 
candle. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-30 P. 31. Box 174. 
No. 232 Bennington st. Owned by Sheffield heirs; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by A. W. Gruber, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, 
sparks from plumber's furnace. 



42 City Document No. 106. 

Wednesda7j, 11th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
La Grange st. Cause, spark from locomotive setting fire to plank-walk. 

Thursday, 12th, 2-56 A.M. Box 68. 
No. 45 Wareham st. Owned by Cyrus T. Clark ; loss, $322 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by C. T. Clark et als., as painters, etc.; loss, f 1,527; in- 
surance, $25,850; originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from stove (supposed). 

Thursday, 12th, 8-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 171 Cedar st. Owned by E. Habich; occupied by E. Habich, as 
brewery ; originated on top of boiler ; cause, placing bags on boiler to dry. 

Friday, 13th, 9-45 P. M. Box 14. 
No. 32 Fleet st. Owned by Thos. McCormick; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by Patrick Connors, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 14th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 LiNDALL PL. Owned by R. Parkins; occupied by Dr. "Wm. Fred- 
erick, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of 
chemicals. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-39 A.M. Box 516. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Monday, 16th, 11-41 A.M. Box 171. 
No. 6 EuTAW ST. Owned by Wm. L. Sturtevant; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. Fortheill, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, cliildren playing with fire. 

Monday, 16th, ll-49h. A.M. Box 81. 
Cause, exhibition alarm given on tappers. 

Tuesday, 17th, 6-16h A.M. Box 48. 
No. 624 Atlantic ave. Owned by J. C. Brown estate ; occupied by 
J. li. White & Son, as coal-wharf; originated in coal-sheds ; cause, sparks 
from hoisting engine. 

Tuesday, 17th, 4-51 P.M. Box 575. 
Western ave. Owned by Mentzer heirs; loss, $99; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by E. R. Goodale, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 17th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 West Cedar st. Owned by L. M. Childs ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by W. H. White, as grocery; loss, $10; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 20th, 5-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 16 Bolton PL. Owned by U. Stockwell; occupied by U. Stockwell, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, rags taking fire from stove. 

Friday, 20th, 4-45 P. M. Still. 
No. 9 No yes PL. Owned by Dr. Eli Thayer; insurance, $1,300; occupied 
by N. Miller, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of lighted candle. 

Friday, 20th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Frothingham st. Owned by W. W. Parks ; occupied by II. H. 
Blunt et als., as stable ; cause, light mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 43 

Saturday, 21st, 5-09 A.M. Box 428. 
No. 199 Chelsea st. Owned by H. McDonald; occupied by H. McDonald, 
as dwelling ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 21&t, 7-10 A. 31. Box 73. 
Nos. 28 & 30 Union Park st. Owned by Penny Savings Bank; loss, 
$4,092; insurance, $50,000; occupied bj Bueskel & Co. et als., as plumbers, 
etc.; loss, f 9,01-1: ; insurance, $9,400; originated on 1st floor. No. 30; cause, 
ignition of naphtha. 

Saturday, 21st, 4-30 P. M. Still. 
No. 115 Meridian st. Owned by Ray T. Lewis; occupied by S. S. 
Sparklin, as dry goods; loss, $300; insurance, $600; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 8 Monument ave. Owned by J. Dee heirs ; occupied by Mrs. 
Mitchell, as dwelling; cause, smoke from cliimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 21st, 8-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 11 Wyman ST. Owned by S. M. Shapleigh ; loss, $15; occupied by 
S. M. Shapleigh, as storage; originated on outside; cause, supposed in- 
cendiary. 

Sunday, 22d, 0-16 A. 31. Box 53. 
No. 727 Washington st. Owned by H. A. Deacon; loss, $907; insur- 
ance, $18,750; occupied by A. H. Whitney et als., as furniture, etc.; loss, 
$2,692; insurance, $20,600; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Smiday, 22d, 2-37 A.3L Still. 

No. 137 High st. Owned by Hoyt & Parker; loss, $20; occupied by 
Hoyt & Parker, as express-ofiice ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, mice and matches. 

3Ionday, 23d, 3-10 P. 31. Box 218. 
No. 28 Warren ST. Owned by Geo. Williams heirs; occupied by W. J. 
Haynes & Co., upholsterers; loss, $25; originated in basement; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

3Ionday, 23d, 9-38 P. 31. Box 163. 
No. 190 Paris ST., rear. Owned by P. O'Conner; loss, $40; insurance, 
800; occupied by P. O'Conner, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, unknown. 

3Ionday, 23d, 1-42 P. 31. Box 65. 
No. 23 Oneida st. Owned by C. Hart heirs; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by James Hart, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 

3Ionday, 23d, 10-13 P. 31. Box 56. 

Kneeland ST. Owned by O.C. R.R. Corporation; occupied by O.C. R.R. 
Corporation, as train-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion in oily waste. 

Wednesday, 25th, 4-29 A.3I. Box 418. 
Warren-ave. Bridge. Cause, electric-light wires setting fire to pier. 

Wednesday, 25th, 4-44 P.3f. Box 69. 
Trot st. Owned by Rice & Hutchins ; loss, $10; occupied by Rice 
& Hutchins, as storehouse; loss, $40; originated on 1st floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 



44 City Document No. 106. 

Wednesday, 25th, 4-57 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 607 Harkison ave. Owned by James Kilroy; loss, $34; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Lewis, as dry goods, etc.; loss, $132; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 5-17 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 64 Warrenton st. Owned by N. Cummings ; loss, $285 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Dr. Cole, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-22 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 68 Beverly st. Cause, breaking steam-pipe. 

Wednesday, 25th, 7-14 P.M. Box 567. 

Beacon st. Owned by B. & A. ll.R. Co.; loss, $3,500; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. N. Munroe, as stable; loss, $3,000; originated on 1st 
floor; extended to entire building; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, Midnight. Box 62. 

B. & P. E.R. Depot. Owned by B. & P. R.R. Corporation; loss, $980; 
insurance, $40,000; occupied by J. G. Cooper, as dining-rooms; loss, $1,500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated range. 

Thursday, 26th, 4-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 92 Gold st. Owned by T. J. Kiley; unoccupied dwelling; cause, 
light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 27th, 6-22 P.M. Box 176. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Friday, 27th, 6-34 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 296 Columbus ave. Owned by G. W. Stone; occupied by L. 
Frankle, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kettle of fat 
on stove. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 32 Princeton st. Owned by Thomas Bowdon ; occupied by Thomas 
Bowdon, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
lamp. 

Monday, 30th, 8-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Fremont pl. Owned by W. Marshall; occupied by M. Fitzsim- 
mons, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 30th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Blue Hill ave. Owned by F. W. Kittridge ; occupied by T. 
Anthony, as barber; loss, $25; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



DECEMBER. 



Thursday, 3d, 8-55 A. BI. Still. 
No. 16 Benton st. Owned by Mrs. B. Gidney; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by James Hagley, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 2-38 A.M. Box 3. 
No. 168 Salem st. Owned by G. Biggi; loss, $70; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Andrew Bennett, as grocery ; loss, $20 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause unknown. 



Appendix. 45 

Saturday, 5th, 8-50 A.M. Box 326. 

No. 18 Leonard st. Owned by B. Royce; loss, $956; insurance, $1,500; 
No. 20, owned by J. Battles; loss, $50; insurance, $2,500; No. 18, occupied 
by B. Royce et ais., as druggists, etc. ; loss, $3,500; No. 20, occupied by J. 
Mowles et als., as dwelling ; loss, $135 ; originated in No. 18 ; extended to No. 
20; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Sunday, 6th, 1-45 A.M. Box 74. 
No. 671 Harrison ave. Owned by Dr. Sumner; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Michael Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
attic, 5th floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Sunday, 6th, l-54h A.M. Box 315. 
Cottage st. Owned by W. W. Downey ; cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 6th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 141 Chelsea st. Owned by Stone & Klesky; occupied by Stone & 
Klesky, as dwelling and store; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Monday, 7ih, 6 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Ellery ST. Owned by W. T. Abbott; loss, $48; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by John Kelley, et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
carelessness, — rags in chimney-flue. 

3Ionday, 7th, 8-58 A.M. Box 183. 
No. 39 Everett st. Owned by Daniel Crowley ; loss, $22 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by L. McGregor, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 7th, 8-38 P.M. Box 19. 
Nos. 49 AND 51 Haverhill st. Owned by A. D. Weld; loss, $28 ; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by A. N. Wheeler & Co., as machinists; insurance, 
$44,700; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 8th, 8-47 A.M. Box 37. 
No. 56 South Market st. Owned by J. F. Mills heirs ; occupied by H. 
W. Spurr & Co., as grocery; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Tuesday, 8th, 7-52 P. M. Box 1 7. 

No. 164 Hanover st. Owned by Geo. D. Low; loss, $95; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Portuguese Benevolent Society, as lodge-room; loss, 
$175; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting drapery. 

Saturday, 12th, 6-29 P.M. Box 158. 

No. 89 Meridian st. Owned by J. M. Doane heirs ; loss, $140 ; insurance, 
$3,300; occupied by A. Campbell, as tailor; loss, $55; F. M. & VV. A. 
Sproule, as dry goods; loss, $255; insurance, $5,500; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, hot iron setting fire to wood-work. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-19 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 39 Commercial Wharf. Owned by Isaac Sweetser; loss, $259; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Somerset Pottery Works, as crockery; insur- 
ance, $7,550; originated on 6th floor and roof; cause, sparks from chimney, 

Monday, 14th, 10-30 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 57 Bromfield st. Owned by Horticultural Hall Society; occupied by 
Underwood Weather Strip Co., as ware-rooms; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
ignition of glue-pot. 



46 City Document No. 106. 

Monday, 14th, 4-55 P. M. Still. 

No. 7 Somerset st. Owned by Kendell heirs; occupied by Mrs. Seaman, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 14th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 3105 Washington st. Owned by Frank Kitteredge ; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by A.. M. Kerr, as dry goods; loss, $113; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Wednesday, 16th, 11-58 A.M. Box 342. 

No. 378 Neponset ave. Owned by E. Hildreth heirs ; loss, $50; insur- 
ance', $1,000; occupied by Miss A. Griggs, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 467 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen ; occupied by M. 
McMarth, as blacksmith ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 10-38 A.M. Box 572. 

Summit ave. Owned by P. Hassett ; insurance, $500 ; occupied by P. Has- 
sett, as dwelling; loss, $60; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 6-35 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 118 Eliot st. Owned by S. Jenison ; insurance, $15,000; occupied by 
A. N. Munroe, as saloon; loss, $50; insurance, $400; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of gasoline. 

Friday, 18th, 10-26 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 34 Hawlet ST. Owned by Geo. C. March; occupied by G. H. Mor- 
rill & Co., as printing-inks; originated in basement; cause, ignition of benzine 
from gas-jet. 

Friday, 18th, 11-36 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Ashland PL. Owned by S. P. Humphrey; loss, $45; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Mrs. McDougall, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, ISth, 9-35 P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 61 AND 63 Chaklestown ST. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell; loss, 
$324; insurance, $6,250; occupied by Derby Kilmer Desk Co., as factory; 
insurance, $2,000; Wm. Highton & Son, as hot-air registers; loss, $760; 
insurance, $2,3U0; Standard Holler Skate Co., as factory; loss, $582; insur- 
ance $3,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 0-10 A. 31. Box 35. 
No. 13 Province st. Owned by P. McAleer; loss, $248; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by J. F. Corbett, as carpenter; loss, $165; insurance, $500; 
C. L. Allen et als., as billiards, etc. ; loss, $190; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 1774 Washington st. Owned by Hudson heirs; loss, $25; insurance* 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. E. Wilson, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance* 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 19th, 11-18 P. 31. Still. 
No. 19 Henchman st. Owned by P. McLaughlin; loss, $60; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John McCallam, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
3d floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 



Appendix. 47 



Saturday, 19th, 11-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 524 Atlantic ave. Owned by Lewis Cheney; loss, $25; occupied by 
Wm. T. Mason, as shooting-gallery; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Sunday, 20th, 6-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 10 Utica ST. Owned by J. F. Faxon ; occupied by M. O'Keefe, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Monday, 21st, 5-04 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Fanedil Hall sq. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 21st, 9-20h A. 31. Box 152. 
No. 139 Everett st. Owned by Charles Collins ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Patrick Keefe, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 22d, 5-54 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 460 Main st. Cause, tar-kettle on roof mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 2 2d, 8-39 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 1210 Tremont ST. Owned by R. H. Thompson; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated in basement; cause unknown, in pile of shavings. 

Wednesday, 23d, 4-45 A. M. Still. 
Commonwealth Docks. Owned by New England Dredging Co. ; loss, 
$425; insurance, $500; occupied by New England Dredging Co., as store- 
sheds; loss, $2,500; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 23d, 8-16 A. M. Box 43. 
No. 474 Washington st. Owned by Marshall heirs ; occupied by C. A. W. 
Crosby, as jewelry, etc. ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 6-25 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 350 No. Charles st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $20; occupied 
by City of Boston park department; originated on 1st floor; cause, defec- 
tive stove-pipe. 

Thursday, 24th, 2-20 A.M. Still. 

Remarks. — Schooner " Evangeline," Captain J. F. Richards, lying in the 
harbor, was damaged by fire to the amount of $1,000; no insurance. The 
cargo was damaged to the amount of .$3,525 ; insurance, $5,400 ; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Thursday, 24th, 9-05 P.M. Box 527. 
No. 51 Jamaica st. Owned bji- John Patten ; loss, $174 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by John Patten et als., as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 1 0-1 7 P. M. Still. 
No. 53 Fayette st. Owned by Wm. Brown heirs; loss, $7; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Thos. Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 10-59 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 58 BiLLERiCA ST. Owned by Thos. Butler; loss, $60; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. Garar, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, explosion of lamp. 



48 CiTT Document No. 106. 

Thursday, 24th, 11-40 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 113 Essex st. Owned by Jacob Pfaff; loss, $65; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. S. Blaney et als., as saloon, etc.; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 25th, 3-47 P. 31. Box 72. 
No. 1035 Washington st. Owned by M. J. Brown; loss, $75; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by C. A. Folsom, as confectionery; loss, $356; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 26th, 8-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 301 Washington st. Cause, automatic (Box 45) accidental. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 142 A ST. Owned by James Plunkett; occupied by Mary Baden, as 
dwelling; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 26th, 0-37 P. 31. Box 68. 
No. 642 Harrison ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 26th, 2-22 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 95 Causeway st. Owned by Hunnewell & Sons ; unoccupied ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of gasoline stove. 

Remarks. — Engine No. 27 set fire to lot of junk, damaging ittothe extentof 
$50, while responding to this alarm. 

Saturday, 26th 3-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 87 BoYLSTON AVE. Owncd by Ellen May ; occupied by Ellen May, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 26th, 4-30 P. 31. Still. 
Poplar st. Grass, etc. ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 17 Monument ave. Owned by J. Blodgett; occupied by J. Blodgett, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 26th, 4-52 P. 3f. Box 574. 
Everett pl. Owned by J. A. Moore ; occupied by Wm. Berg, as dwell- 
ing; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, carelessly hanging clothing too 
near stove. 

Saturday, 26th, 7-56 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 25 Hanover ave. Owned by John McCoy; loss, $25; occupied by 
C. O'Connell, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; cause, care- 
lessly placing rags in chimney flue. 

Saturday, 26th, 9 P. 31. Box 124. 

No. 100 C ST. Owned by Sarah Williams; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by M. Barry et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of lamp. 

Sunday, 27th, 10-50 A. 31. Still. 
Cor. Bowdoin and Bellevue sts. Owned by W. E. Clark; occupied 
by E. A. Dexter, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Sunday, 27th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
River and Forest Hills sts. Owned by Walter Jenkins; occupied by 
Walter Jenkins, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



Appendix. 49 

Sunday, 27th, 5-43 P.M. Box 97. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Fenwick ST. Owned by Michael Kelley ; occupied by C. Horton, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 27 Ih, 7-42h P.M. Box 415. 
Remarks. — Overheated stove in Wagner Sleeping-Car on Fitchburg E.R. 
track; damage, $200. 

Monday, 2Sth, 0-14h. A.M. Box 54. 
No. 65 Kneeland st. Owned by Mr. Aldrich ; loss, $29 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by C. E. Walker, as fruit store; originated on 1st floor; cause, igni- 
tion of oil stove. 

Monday, 28th, 7-10 P.M. Box 164. 
Marginal ST. Owned by B.R.B. & LynnR.R. ; loss, $25; cause, over- 
heated stove in flagman's station. 

Monday, 28th, 9-39 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 34: Cross st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 29th, 8-01 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 97 BoTLSTON ST. Owned by Henry Gassett ; occupied by Ann Bolger, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 29th, 3-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 426 Broadway. Owned by H. W. Fletcher; insurance, $6,000; oc- 
cupied, by W. F. Clark, as dwelling; loss, $72; insurance, $1,000, originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, children playing vrith matches. 

Tuesday, 29th, 5-05 P.M. Box 529. 
Franklin park. Cause unknown ; grass fire. 

Tuesday, 29th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 1840 Washington st. Owned by Amos Lawrence; occupied by .J 
Stechneld, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 5th floor; cause, clothing fall- 
ing on stove. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-35 P.M. Box 164. 

Marginal st. Owned by H. Kenney; loss, $25; occupied by H. Kenney, 
as store-shed ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 30th, 8-55 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 87 Merrimac st. Owned by J. P. Tarbell; occupied by G. P. Fisher, 
as stoves, etc.; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
plumber's furnace. 

Thursday, 31st, 0-30 A.M. Box 6. 
No. Hi Spring st. Owned by C. H. Wilson; loss, $25; insurance, $800; 
occupied by Geo. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, 
explosion of lamp. 

Thursday, 31st, 4-22h P.M. Box 162. 

No. 46 Porter st. Owned by Thos. O'Brien ; cause, smoke mistaken for 
fire. 

Thursday, 31st, 5-08 P.M. Still. 
No. 98 Canal st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 31st, 9 P. M. Still. 
LoNGWooD AVE. AND Kent ST. Causc unknown. 



50 City Document No. 106. 



JANUARY. 

Friday, 1st, 2-22 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 157 Washington st. Owned by J. P. Thorndike heirs; loss, $45; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by Daniel Marden, as dwelling; loss, $75; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1st, 8-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Howard PL. Owned by James Jacobs; loss, $54; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by T. H. Kesselliuth, as dwelling; loss, .$20 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, ignition of boiling oil on stove. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-25 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 950 Washington st. (Rear). Cause, spark from locomotive igniting 
naphtha in yard. 

Saturday, 2d, 5 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Cause, children playing with matches setting fire to plank- 
walk. 

Sunday, 3d, 10-28 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Dartmouth st. Owned by Mrs. Dudley; occupied by Mrs. 
Dudley, as dwelling; originated in basement*; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 4th, 3-56 P.M. Still. 
No. 354 Atlantic ave. Owned by Foster's Wharf Corporation ; occupied 
by C. Kenney, as liquors; insurance, $6,000; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 4th, 5-25 P.M. Box, Tapper, 121. 
Cause, accidental alarm. 

Monday, 4th, 11-55 P.M. Box 16. 
QciNCT Market. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $200; occupied by 
Ames Plow Company, as sales-room ; insurance, $31,000; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, incendiary burglars. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-28 A.M. Box 131. 

No. 505 East Eighth st. Owned by John Deveren ; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mary Lanin, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 6th, 7-10 A.M. Box 221. 
Simmons st. Owned by A. J. Tower; loss, $5; occupied by A. J. Tower, 
as oil clothing; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting oil-finish. 

Thursday, 7th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 274 Broadavat. Owned by F. B. Hayes heirs ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Geo. A. Munroe, as clothing; loss, $150; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overturning of stove (accidental). 

Friday, 8th, 0-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 17 Groton ST. Owned by Williams heirs ; occupied by S. H. 
Deming, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Friday, 8th, 9-12 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 3395 Washington st. Owned by Danl. Carroll ; occupied by D. 
Carroll, as dwelling; occupied by Wm. Keenan, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 51 

Saturday, 9th, 6-53, 7-12, A.M. Box 19. 
Nos. 34 AND 39 Chaelestown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid heirs ; loss, 
$850; insurance, $15,582; occupied by Holmes, Blanchard & Co. et als., as 
machinists, etc.; loss, .$2,690; insurance, $63,389; originated on 3d floor; 
extended to 4th and 5th floors ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 10th, 4-45 P.M. Tapper, Box 6. 
No. 18 Spring st. Owned by T. L. Jenks ; loss, $50; insurance, $2,300; 
occupied by T. J. Majnard, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in basement; 
cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 10th, 4-52 P.M. Box 265. 
No. 14 Woodbine st. Owned by Geo. W. Hunt; loss, $644; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Geo. VV. Hunt, as dwelling; loss, $290; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 10th, 9-51 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Champnet PL. Owned by Mr. Gushing; cause, soot in cliimney 
burning. 

Monday, 11th, 4-48 A.M. Box 128. 
No. 266 Dorchester st. Owned by M. A. Cofiey; loss, $100; occupied 
by James Coffey et als., as liquors, etc.; loss, $150; insurance, $800; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Monday, 11th, 8-25 A.M. Box 515. 
Brookside AVE. Owned by Cable Rubber Co. ; occupied by Cable 
Eubber Co., as factory ; originated on 2dJfloor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Monday, 11th, 11-26 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 288 Commercial st. Owned by Nathan Matthews, Jr. ; loss, 
insurance, $37,496; occupied by S. A. Comey, as junk-store; loss, 
insurance, $2,120; originated on 1st floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

3Ionday, 11th, 10-59 P. 31. Box 45. 
Federal and Franklin sts. Owned by estate of Gardner Brewer; loss, 
$841; insurance, $60,000; occupied by .Jones, McDufiee, & Stratton, as 
crockery; loss, $8,975; insurance, $145,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
electric-light wires. 

Tuesday, 12th, 8-49 A.M. Box 412. 
No. 10 Williams st. Owned by M. B. Hall; loss, $40; insurance, $100; 
occupied by Mrs. Flagg, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 12th, 8-59, 9-32, 9-43, A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 61 to 81 Clinton st. Owned by Quincy heirs; loss, $38,063; insur- 
ance, $66,000; occupied by S. T. Fletcher et als., as produce, etc.; loss, 
$68,943; insurance, $142,350; originated on 1st floor, No. 77; extended to 
roof; cause, careless use of liglited candle. 

Tuesday, 12th, 10-22 A.M. Box 453. 
No. 452 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; occupied by A. H. 
Allen, as storehouse ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 12th, 10-46 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 3 Chilson PL. Owned by J. Merello; loss, $40; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by A. Ferri, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 



52 City Document No. 106. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 
Hamilton avk. and Bowdoin st. Owned by W. R. Clark ; occupied by 
Patrick Connell, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, rubbish taking 
fire from furnace-pipe. 

Tuesday, 12th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 
'So. 50 Village st. Owned by Howard University ; occupied by Howard 
University, as veterinary; originated in manure-pit; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Tuesday, 12ih, 6-07 P.M. Box 8. 
Cause, given for a fire out of the city. 

y 

Tuesday, 12th, 7-12 P.M. Box 14. 
Commercial whakf. Owned by Commercial Wharf Corporation ; loss, 
$160; occupied by various parties, as storage-shed; loss, .$125; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 7-36 P.M. Box 237. 
RoxBUEY ST. Owned by G. A. Brackett ; cause, light from stove drying 
plastering mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 12th, 9 P.M. Box 546. 
Ballanakill AVE. Owncd by P. Connaughton ; occupied by P. Con- 
naughton, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 51 Tremont ST. Owned by Suff'olk Bank; insurance, $40,000; occu- 
pied by Raphael & Co., as hats and caps; loss, $8; insurance, $3,800; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 13th, 3-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 686 East Fifth st. Owned by P. H. Garland; loss, $40; occupied by 
P. H. Garland, as hen-house ; loss, $35; originated on 1st floor; cause, igni- 
tion of kerosene stove. 

Wednesday, 13th, 6-43 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 371 Hanover st. Owned by Frank McNeil heirs; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Manual Silva, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, up- 
setting lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-40 P.M. Box 5. 
No. is Prospect st. Occupied by M. Edwards, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 13th, 9-40 P.M. Box 18. 
Nos. 17 to 21 Hanover st. Owned by W. R. Frost heirs; loss, $1,163; 
insurance, $12,500; occupied by M. M. Knowles, as millinery; loss, $600; 
insurance, $1,500; L. E. Lewison, gents' furnishings; loss, $1,600; insurance, 
$18,000; G. W. Stratton & Co., musical instruments ; loss, $77; insurance, 
$2,600; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 9-49 P. 31. Box 57. 
No. 126 Harrison ave. Owned by W. A. Low; loss, $50; insurance, 
$300; occupied by J. D. Bragdon, as paints, etc. ; insurance, $900; originated 
on outside; cause, careless use of fire. 

Wednesday, 13th, 11-59 P.M. Box 21. 
Nos. 27 to 29 Portland st. Owned by L. B. Bailey; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by McDonald & Co., as confectioners; loss, $83; in- 
surance, $4,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated chimney. 



Appendix. 53 

Thursday, 14th, 8-47 A.M. Still. 
No. 37 Forrest st. Owned by David Powers ; occupied by David Powers, 
as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 14th, 10-09 A. M. Box 542. 
Weld st. Owned by A. D. Weld ; occupied by A. D. Weld, as barn : 
originated in basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 14th, 10-13 A.BI. Box 829. 
Pleasant st. Owned by C. H. Jones; loss, $18; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by C. H. Jones, as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Thursday, 14th, 0-47 P.M. Box 14. 
No. 303 North st. Owned by Dennis Twiggs; loss, $12; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 14th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 35 Green st. Owned by A. Brown; insurance, $8,000; occupied by 
T. S. Butler, as hotel; loss, $5; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 14th, 7-03 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 35 Portland st. Owned by L. B. Bailey; loss, $143; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Jones & Co., as paints, oils, etc. ; loss, $74; insurance, 
$9,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 15th, 5-28 P.M. Box 256. 
No. 92 Heath st. Owned by Thos. H. Shea ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied bj"^ John Glennon, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 16th, 4-42h A.M. Box 414. 
Eastern R.R. Yard. Owned by Eastman's Heater Car Co. ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $100; occupied by Baker & Foster, as potato-car; loss, $100; 
insurance, $100; cause, explosion of oil lamp in car. 

Saturday, 16th, 9-25 P.3f. Box 61. 
No. 14 Dix PL. Owned by P. F. Jaquith ; loss, $35; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by R. R. Armstrong, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 17th, 10-22 A.M. Box 454. 
No. 15 Beacham ST. Owned by John Mahoney ; occupied by John 
Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $4; originated on 1st floor; cause, bedding fall- 
ing on stove. 

Monday, 18th, 2-22 P. M. Still. 

No. 1 North Margin st. Owned by Mary Darlin ; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Morris Cohen, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 18th, 6-24 P.M. Box 162. 

No. 43 Bennington st. Owned by R. Rich heirs; occupied by R. Rams- 
dell, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 18th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 
Dartmouth st. Owned by Charles Whitney ; occupied by W. T. Eustis, 
as hotel; loss, $119; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective flue. 



54 City Document No. 106. 

Mondaij, 18th, 9-37 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 792 Washington ST. Owned by James Foster heirs; loss $8 ; occu- 
pied by C. S. Hill, as dinina:-saloon ; loss, .$8; insurance, $500; originated on 
1st floor; cause, gas stove igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 19th, 11-48, 0-06, P.M. Box 213. 

Farnham ST. Owned by G. W. & F. Smith; loss, $8,219; insurance, 
$10,600; occupied by G. W. & F. Smith, as foundry; loss, $10,921; insur- 
ance, $3,700; originated in the roof; extended to entire building; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Division st. Owned by Annie Agen ; loss, $20; occupied by Mrs. 
Donovan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 20th, 9-38 P.M. Box 124. 
No. 274 Broadway. Owned by F. B. Hayes heirs; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by G. A. Munroe, as clothing; loss, $550; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, clothing too near stove. 

Thursday, 21st, 7~3h P-M. Box 88. 
No. 84 West Rutland st. Owned by Mrs. Drew; loss, $825; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by H. B. Slack et als.,RS dwelling; loss, $660; insurance, 
$7,700; originated in basement; cause, dropping match in shavings. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-38 A.M. Still. 
Milk and Federal sts. Occupied by Mutual Union Telegraph Co., as 
oflice; originated in basement; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Friday, 22d, 1-40 A. M. Box 37. 
No. 144 State st. Owned by M. Tisdale heirs, loss, $175; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Crockett Brothers, as brokers; loss, $10; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor; cause, hot ashes igniting flooring. 



Friday, 22d, 8-30 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 452 Tremont st. Owned by Gibson & Allen; loss, $125; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by D. W. Young et als., as clothing, etc. ; loss, $250; in- 
surance, $4,200; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 22d, 9-31 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 43 Main st. Owned by Teel heirs loss, $50; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by H. W. Hayes, as fancy goods; loss, $53; insurance, $1,200; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

\ Sunday, 24th, 5-58 P. 31. Still. 

Elm ST. Owned by Mrs. Walker; loss, $250; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Walker, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, defective grate. 

Monday, 25th, 9-11 A.M. Box 2. 
No. 4 Lime Alley. Owned by M. A. Finn; loss, $100; occupied by M. 
A. Finn, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 25th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 81 B ST. Owned by S. B. Cunningham; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by James Havey etals., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor: cause, 
clothing taking fire from stove. 



Appendix. 55 

Mondaij, 25th, 6-17h PM. Box 32. 
No. 89 Myrtle st. Owned by Misses Bodge; loss, $133; insurance, 
$4,000: occupied by G. F. Mansfield, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene oil stove igniting wood-work, 

Monday, 25th, 6-25 P. M. Still. 

No. 92 West Fourth st. Owned by T. O'Loughlin ; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by M. Wagner, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesdaij, 26th, 2-46 A.M. Pox 68. 

No. 604- Harrison ave. Owned by J. R. Walsh; loss, $108; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by A. Ekberg, as saloon; loss, $300; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 27th, 6-21 P. 31. Box 576. 
Wakren ST. Owned by M. Mason ; loss, $200 ; occupied by 0. Look, as 
stable; loss, $300; originated on 1st floor, extended to entire building; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 27th, 9-59 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 38 Leverett st. Owned by J. White heirs; occupied by Geo. Chase, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wed)iesday, 27th, 11-29 P.M. Box 573. 
Cambridge st. Owned by Isaac Pratt; loss, $25; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by G. W. Alexander, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 2-44 A. M. Box 416. 
No. 131 Main st. Owned by Tyler heirs; loss, $175; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by W. S. Pike, as restaurant ; loss, $190 ; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 7-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 89 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul; occupied by J. F. Paul, as 
dry-house ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated steam-pipe. 

Thursday, 28th, 5-30 P.M. Box 71. 
Nos. 534 TO 538 Tremont st. Owned by H. P. & M. 0. Whitcomb; loss, 
$872; insurance, $7,000; occupied by S. Seavey et als., as florists, etc. ; loss, 
$169; insurance, $500; originated in basement; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 28th, 7-24 P. 31. Box 37. 
No. 22 Central Wharf. Owned by W. A. Warner ; loss, $313 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by H. Nicholson & Co., as paints, oils, etc. ; loss, $942; 
insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 5-10 P.3I. Box 62. 

No. 23 Carver st. Owned by Wm. Welch; occupied by several families, 
as dwellings ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 29th, 7-22h P. 31. Box 14. 
No. 62 Fleet st. Owned by E. Howard heirs; loss, $48; insurance, 
500; occupied by J. F. Sullivan, as junk-store; loss, $200; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



56 City Document No. 106. 

Friday, 29th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 Melrose st. Owned by J. Benari; loss, $12; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by A. W. Allen, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor: cause, upset- 
ting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 30th, 1-33 P. 31. Box 54. 
Ko. 129 Kingston st. Owned by C. U. Getting; loss, $76; insurance, 
$200; occupied by S. Nathan, as tailor; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 



FEBRUARY. 



Monday, 1st, 5-38 P. 31. Box 514. 

No. 7 Arcadia st. Owned by East Boston Savings-Bank ; loss, $127; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by T. H. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 1st, 7-05 P. 31. Box 453. 

Medford ST. Owned by Adams & Holmes ; occupied by Adams & Holmes, 
as boiler-room; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 2-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 44 High st. Owned by E. Lawrence heirs; loss, $40; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by Mrs. Lawrence, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated chimney. 

Thursday, 4th, 3 P. 31. Still. 
No. 220 West Fourth st. Owned by John Callahan; loss, $19; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Charles Adams, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 5th, 5-45 A. 31. Still. 

No. 75 Chandler st. Owned by W. G. Ereeman; occupied by W. G. 
Freeman, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, wood on stove taking 
fire. 

Friday, 5th, S-23 A. 31. Box 457. 

No. 23 Brighton st. Owned by M. Morton; occupied by M. Morton, as 
dwelling; originated in cellar; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Friday, 5th, 8-43 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 13i Bromfield st. Owned by Ballard heirs ; loss, $450; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by J. Strahan, as house paper; loss, $38; insurance, 
$10,000; H. D. Noyes, as publishers; loss, $1,225; insurance, $2,500; 
J. L. Bates, as fancy goods; loss, $298; insurance, $1,600; originated in 
basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Remarks. — Hoseman J. A. Haley, of Engine No. 4, was seriously burned 
on face and hands. 

Friday, 5th, 9-30 A. 31. Still. 
Nos. 121 AND 125 Broad st. Owned by John Foster; occupied by Frank 
Dallinger, as warehouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Friday, 5th, 9-55 A. 31. Still. 
No. 520 Main st. Owned by P. Ham; loss, $3; occupied by Wm. Fer- 
nald, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 



Appendix. 57 

Fridaij, 5th, 0-23 P.M. Box 327. 
Holmes pl. Owned by M. E. Holkins ; loss, $34; insurance, $800; occu- 
pied by C. A. Packard et als., as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Friday, 5th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Portland st. Owned by C. Sargent; insurance, $4,000; occupied 
by Pierce & Co., as second-hand store; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 5th, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 349 Shawmdt ave. Owned by Mrs. A. Bartlett; loss $15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by I. Pindell, as eating-saloon; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 5th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 
BowDoiN ST. Owned by New Jerusalem Church Society ; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance, $50,000; occupied as church; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Saturday, 6th, 9 P.M. Still. 

Washington st. Owned by Dr. Green; occupied by Dr. Green, as dwell- 
ing; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 6th, 6-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 123 Mt. Pleasant ave. Owned by E. Greyerson; occupied by Carl 
Faleton, as dwelling; insurance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause defec- 
tive grate. 

Saturday, 6th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 BowDOiN ST. Owned by Tenney & Prescott; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by E. A. & F. L. Dore, as hotel; loss, $40; insurance, .$10,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Saturday, 6th, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 183 West Ninth st. Owned by H. Waite; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by C. Mullen et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, thaw- 
ing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 6th, 3-08 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 Pitts st. Owned by E. Fox heirs; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by M. Cantwell, as plumber; originated on 1st floor; cause, defec- 
tive chimney. 

Saturday, 6th, 7-17 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 171 BowEN ST. Owned by James Daley; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by J. Murphy et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
clothing of child's crib taking fire from stove. 

Sunday, 7th, 0-lOh P.M. Box 418. 
FiTCHBUKG R.R. Yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. ; occupied by M. 
Snow, as freight-car ; originated in car; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 7th, 8-54 P. M. Box 54. 
No. 65 Essex st. Owned by A. Hardy; loss, $345; insurance, $7,000; oc- 
cupied by R. Young & Co. et als., as restaurant, etc. ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothes too near stove. 

Sunday, 7th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 289 West Fourth st. Owned' by M. Finnegan ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by P. J. Lavin, as groceries; loss, $5; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



58 City Document No. 106. 

Monday, 8th, 11-36 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 30 Crescent pl. Owned by A. Brown heirs; loss, $128; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by I. M. Southwick, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$G,000; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-41 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 39 Oneida st. Owned by Wm. Childs ; loss, $80; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by N. Daniels et als., as dwelling; loss, $2.t ; insurance, $1,G00; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-21 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 157 Endicott st. Owned by A. N. Lincoln; occupied by Wm. P, 
Taylor, as dwelling; originated on 5th floor; cause, upsetting of stove. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-28 P. 31. Box 238. 
Swett ST. Owned by W. L. Bradley & Co. ; occupied by W. L. Bradley & 
Co., as fertilizers; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 139 West Fourth st. Owned by H. Hemingway; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by B. MuY^yhy et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Wednesday, 10th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 Phillips st. Owned by F. Roberts; loss, $25; insurance, $1,250; 
occupied by F. Delancey, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Wednesday, 10th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. Ill Beacon st. Owned by Eben Dale ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $20,000 ; 
oocupied by Eben Dale, as dwelling; insurance, $14,500; cause, back draught 
from chimney. 

Wednesday, 10th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 72 Leverett st. Owned by Mr. Cobb ; occupied by Chas. McDuflTee, 
as dwelling; loss, $75 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-11 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 22 New Lark ST. Owned by John Mosnicka; loss, $10; insurance, 
$800; occupied by John Mosnicka, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Wednesday, 10th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 Pearl st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 11th, 1-38 A.M. Box 158. 
Cor. Havre and Decatur sts. Owned by John C. Sweeney; loss, $751; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by John C. Sweeney, as dwelling; loss, $150; 
insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 11th, 4-12 P.M. Box 9. 
Constitution Wharf. Originated in tool-house on wharf; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-18 P.M. Box 48. 
No. 624 Atlantic ave. Owned by J. C. Brown heirs; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by J. R. White & Son, as coal-shed; insurance, $15,000; originated 
on the outside ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 



Appendix. 59 

Thursday, lHh, 6-52h, 7-18 P.M. Box 179. 
Sai.atoga ST. Owned by D. W. Bohannan; loss, .$875; insurance, $2,800; 
occupied by N. Stone, as dwelling; loss, $50; A. Q. Wendell, as dwelling; 
loss, $1,000; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Friday, 12th, 4-4S P. 31. Box 564. 
Western ave. Owned by H. B. Goodenough ; occupied by H. Bowman, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 13th, 1-18 A.M. Box 217. 
Riverside st. Owned by R. T. Paine ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $500 ; occu- 
pied by King & Rogers, as stable, etc. ; originated in basement; cause, slack- 
ing of lime. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-42 A. BI. Still. 
No. 495 Federal st. Owned by Old Colony R.R. ; occupied by 0. C. 
R.R., as freight-car ; loss, $10; originated in car; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-47 A.M. Box 567. 
North Beacon st. Owned by HoUis & Co. ; insurance, $12,000; occupied 
by lioUls & Co., as factory; loss, $oO; insurance, $46,500; originated in base- 
ment; cause, slacking of lime. 

Saturday, 13th, 10-47 A.M. Still. 
No. 40 Oliver st. Owned by Moses Kimball; occupied by G. S. Tolman, 
as job printer; loss, $135; insurance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
unknown. 

Saturday, 13th, 8-16 P. 31. Box 69. 

No. 247 Albany st. Owned by G. Brewer heirs; occupied by M. Driscoll, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 13th, 1 A. 31. Still. 
No. 8 Dallas PL. Owned by M. Fellon; occupied by M. Dailey, as dwell- 
ing; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, slacking of lime. 

Sunday, 14th, 1-12 P.3L Box 4. 

No. 81 North Margin st. Owned by Chas. Piatt; occupied by M. Moens, 
as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of coal oil 
stove. 

Sunday, 14th, 8-30 P.3I. Still. 
No. 3 WiNTHROP SQ. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

3fonday, 15th, 1-20 P. 31. Box 127. 
No. 139 West Ninth st. Owned by Thomas Gogin ; insurance, .$2,000; 
occupied by M. McUonougli, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 16th, 1-09 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 2()9 North st. Owned by John Sherburne; loss, .$30; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. W. Marshall, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless smoking on a lounge. 

Tuesday, 16th, 1-39 P. 31. Box 86. 

Washington st. Owned by H. B. Williams; loss, .$20; insurance, 
$160,000; occupied by R. W. Carter, as hotel; loss, $89; insurance, $20,000; 
originated on 6th floor ; cause, sparks from chimney. 



60 City Document No. 106. 

Wed7iesday, 17th, 11-84 P.M. Box 4. 
B. & M. Railroad Yard. Occupied by Hill & Cutter, as cotton-car; loss, 
insurance, $190; originated in car; cause, incendiary. 



Thursday, 18th, 7 A.M. Still. 
No. 31 Trumbull st. Owned by I. Smith ; occupied by I. Smith, as stable ; 
originated in manure-pit; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 18th, 8-40 P.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 168 TO 170 Devonshire st. Owned by James H. Beale ; loss, $494; 
insurance, $60,000; occupied by C. H. Whiting et als., as blank books, etc. ; 
loss, $383; insurance, $98,050; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 19th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 
Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul ; occupied by J. F. Paul, as lumber- 
mill ; originated on outside ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 20th, 11-36 A.M. Still. 
No. 139 Dartmouth st. Owned by S. S. Campbell; loss, $30,000; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Mrs. White, as dwelling; loss, $12; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 20th, 2-42, 2-51 P.M. Box 567. 
North Beacon st. Owned by H. B. Goodenough & Co. ; loss, $1,265; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by HoUis & Co., as wool factory; loss, $3,585; 
insurance, $43,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-84 P.M. Box 83. 
No. 158 West Springfield st. Owned by Geo. Gannett; loss, $81; 
insurance, $7,500 ; occupied by Geo. Gannett, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Saturday, 20th, 9-12 P.M. Box 174. 
No. 54 Brooks st. Owned by John Barry ; occupied by John Barry, as 
dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 20th, 9-17 P.M. Box 16. 
Nos. 21 AND 22 Dock sq. Owned by F. A. Whitwell ; loss, $269; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Erastus Crowell, as hats, caps, etc.; loss, $501; 
insurance, $1,000 ; M. P. Kelly, as clothing, etc. ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $14,000 ; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 21st, 9-30 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 16 Lark st. Owned by Ellen Hurley; loss, $110; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Ellen Hurley et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in base- 
ment; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 21st, 10-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 Salem st. Owned by H. Wyzanski ; loss, $75; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by I. Slutzsky, as groceries; loss, $325; insurance, $800; originated 
in basement ; cause unknown. 

3Ionday, 22d, 8-30 A.M. Box 329. 
Pleasant st. Owned by J. M. Fisk, trustee ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $2,300 ; 
occupied by Erastus Boyden, as dwelling; loss, $45; insurance, $400; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-04 P.M. Box 53. 
Botlston and Tremont sts. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 



Appendix. 61 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-23h P.M. Box 211. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Thursday, 25ih, 0-30 P.3I. Still. 
Norfolk ST. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. Railroad, as freight-car; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 25th, 3-56 P.M. Box 251. 
No. 36 MiLLMONT ST. Owned by H. W. Fuller; loss, f 2,500 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by H. W. Fuller, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, thawing water-pipes (supposed). 

Thursday, 25th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 96 Union st. Owned by F. P. Brown, trustees ; occupied by Williams 
& Co., as tin-ware; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 26th, 3-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 WiNTHROP SQ. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 26th, 6-44 P.M. Box 35. 

No. 23 Beomfteld st. Owned by U. H. Crocker; loss, $40; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by J. H. Dennett, as house-paper; loss, $163; insurance, 
$4,500 ; W. G. Baker, as curtains, etc. ; loss, $556 ; insurance, $8,500 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 26th, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 North Mead st. Occupied by W. Johnson et als., as dwelling; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 26th, 7-08 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 34 Phillips st. Owned by L. Veneno; occupied by L. Veneno, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 26th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 West st. Owned by Parkman heirs; loss, $10; insurance, $10,000 
occupied by E. C. Clark, as stationery; loss, $50; insurance, $13,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 26th, 8 P.M. Still. 

No. 282 Blue Hill ave. Owned by James Dorcey; occupied by James 
Dorcey, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-42 A.M. Box 74. 
No. 2 Sharon st. Owned by Newburyport Savings-Bank; loss, $75; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by Sarah Farrell, as dwelling; loss, $20; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 27th, 0-36 P.M. Box 342. 

No. 31 Walnut st. Owned by Annie McEachem; loss, $20; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Annie McEachem, as boarding-house; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Saturday, 27th, 1-38 P.M. Box 319. 
No. 13 DoLAN coiTKT. Owncd by James Powcrs ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by James Powers, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor, 
extended to roof; cause, thawing water-pipes. 



62 City Document No. 106. 

Saturday, 27th, 3-09 P.M. Box 245. 
Nos. 712 AND 714 Parker st. Owned by German Lutheran Society; 
loss, $300; insurance, $5,700; occupied as church; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,400; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturdaij, 27th, 5-19, 5-34 P.M. Box 163. 
Nos. 186 TO 190 Marion st. Owned by Edward Winston; loss, $150; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by E. Winston, as hay and grain; loss, $200; 
several families, as dwellings; loss, $22; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 27th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 241 Waeeen ST. Owned by F. A. Perry; occupied by P. A. Perry, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-15 P.M. Box 581. 
North Harvard st. Owned by Willard heirs ; occupied by C. E. Cob- 
leigh, as stable; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary^ 

Sunday, 2Sih, 5-11 A.M. Box 581. 
North Harvard st. Owned by Willard heirs; loss, $150; occupied by 
C. E. Cobleigh, as stable, originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiaiy. 

Sunday, 28th, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
BowDOiN ST. Owned by N. Phillips; loss, $50; insurance, $8,000; occu- 
pied by J. H. Beal, as dwelling : originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective grate. 



MARCH. 



Monday, 1st, 6-12 A.M. Box 79. 
No. 354 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Mrs. G. Shattuck; loss, $157; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Mrs. A. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $75; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, defective fireplace. 

Monday, 1st, 7-40 A.M. Box 211. 
No. 80 Sterling st. Owned by William Quinn; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Wra. Quinn, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement; cause, defective stove. 

Tuesday, 2d, 3 A. 31. Still. 

No. 170 K ST. Owned by V. La Porme; loss, $42; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by V. La Forme, as dwelling; insurance, $1,950; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 2d, 1-57 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 5 Bennet ST. Owned by C. U. Cotting; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by H. Warwick, as shoe-shop; loss, $292; insurance, 
$700; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of cement on stove. 

Tuesday, 2d, 11-04 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 385 Hanover st. Owned by P. Canny; loss, $10; occupied by S. 
Borofsky & Co., as tobacco, etc. ; loss, $20; insurance, $200; originated on 
1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 



Appendix. 63 

Tuesday, 2d, 11-19 P.M. Box 367. 

Armandine ST. Owned by Wm. J. Fox; loss, .$2,800; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Wm. J. Fox, as dwelling; loss, $800; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Remarks. — Box 347 was pulled the second time and an alarm given at 
11-47 for this fire. This alarm was entirely unnecessary. 

Wednesday, 3d, 5-57h A. M. Box 8. 
No. 112 Portland st. Owned by J. H. Pote et als. ; loss, $120; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by John Ballon, etals., as furnaces, etc. ; loss, $125; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective boiler. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-19 A. M. Box 249. 

No. 38 Prentiss st. Owned by A. Blume ; occupied by D. A. Rust, as 
dwelling, etc. ; originated on first floor; needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 3d, 3-40 P.M. Box 48. 
No. 577 Atlantic AVE. Owned by James Tirrell ; loss, $300; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by G. K. Goulding, as waste factory ; loss, $1,578; insur- 
ance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 8-27 A.M. Box 256. 
No. 300 Heath .st. (Rear). Owned by J. Tomlinson ; loss, $125; unoc- 
cupied stable ; originated in stable ; cause, set on fire by boys. 

Thursday, 4th, 11-45 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 19 Charter st. Owned by D. McDevitt; loss, $20; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated in basement ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 4th, 7-25 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 775 Washington st. Owned by John M. Clark ; loss, $84 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. Rothenberg et als., as cigars, etc.; loss, $500; 
insurance, $6,200; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 8-23 P.M. Still. 
Foundry st. Owned by John Holleran ; occupied by John Holleran, as 
dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 5th, 8-25 A. 31. Still. 

No. 18 Crescent pl. Owned by S. Snow; loss, $30; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Murphy, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, over- 
heated furnace. 

Friday, 5th, 10-21 A.M. Box 174. 

No. 162 Marion st. Owned by Mrs. L. Healey ; occupied by M. Healey, 
as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot coals igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 5th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 64 Lewis st. Owned by J. J. McDevitt; loss, $5; occupied by J. J. 
McDevitt, as saloon; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of 
kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 6th, 1-01, 1-17, 1-50, P.M. Box 21. 

American House, Hanover st. Owned by Hemmenway estate; loss, 
$22,000; insurance, $100,000; occupied by H. B. Rice & Co., as hotel; loss, 
$8,670; insurance, $35,000; A. Skinner & Son, et als., as jewellers, etc.; 
loss, $700; insurance, $8,000; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof; 
cause unknown. 



64 City Document No. 106. 

Saturday, 6th, 2-29 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 11 Lyndeboro' ST. Owned by Hunnewell heirs; occupied by Lane 
and Heath, as dwellings ; originated on 1st floor: cause, stove upset. 

Saturday, 6th, 6-56 P.M. Box 131. 

Lowland and Champnet sts. Owned by C. H. Fagan; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $500 ; occupied by C. H. Fagan, as stable ; loss, $25 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 44 MuNROE ST. Owned by Mrs. Mayo; occupied by Chas. Dove, as 
storage ; originated outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 7th, 2-10 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 65 Leverett st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. A. C. Morrisey, as dwelling; loss, $125; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of oillamp. 

Sunday 7th, 7 P. M. Still. 
No. 190 Dorchester ave. Owned by Benjamin Leeds; loss, $70; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Thos. H. Gannon, as grocery; loss, $125; 
insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 8th, 8-12 A.M. Box 567. 

No. Beacon st. Owned by H. B. Goodenough & Co. ; occupied by Hollis, 
D. M. & Wool Co., as factory; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of 
Tinsmith's furnace. 

Monday, 8th, 7-27 P.M. Still. 
No. 32 MuNROE ST. Owned by H. G. Denney, trustee; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 8th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 193 Cambridge st. Owned by John Trull ; occupied by M. Blackman, 
as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
oil lamp. 

Monday, 8th, 9-42 P.M. Box 85. 

Ferdinand st. 

Remarks. — Hot ashes setting fire to rubbish in the yard of the Boston & 
Albany Railroad. 

Monday, 8th, 1 0-03 P. M. Box 569. 
Foster and Washington sts. Owned by Wm. ScoUans ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Wm. Scollans, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
Sugar Refinery, Lewis st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-34 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 73 to 79 Sumner st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 10th, 0-55 A.M. Box 14. 
No. 65 Commercial Wharf. Owned by Commercial wharf Co. ; loss, 
$121; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mass. Fish Exchange, as fish-stores; 
loss, $490; insurance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 



Appendix. 65 

Wednesday, 10th, 11-06 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 1064 Washington st. Owned by Levi Bolles ; loss, $131; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by Robbins and Logan et als. , as dwellings ; loss, $93 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 11th, 3-05 P.M. Box 128. 
No. 560 Dorchester ave. (Rear). Owned by C. Dooley; insurance, 
$2,100; occupied by J. McCarthy e^ a^s., as dwelling; loss, $20; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-05 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 541 Tremont st. Owned by Cyclorama Co. ; occupied by Battle of 
Gettysburg Cyclorama; originated on the roof; cause, electric-light wires 
setting fire to switch-box. 

Friday, 12th, 5-28 A.M. Still. 
No. 357 Columbus ave. Owned by Mrs. Butterfield ; loss, $34; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by Mrs. I. Thompson, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 9-25 A. 31. Still. 

No. 48 Centre st. Owned by Geo. Hill; occupied by Geo. Hill, as 
dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 13th, 10-25 A.M. Box 336. 

Vaughn court. Owned by E. Blakeny; occupied by M. Plunket et als., 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 14th, 5-48 A.M. Box 47. 

Nos. 92 AND 94 Broad st. Owned by G. S. Crocker, trustee; loss, $6; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by W. H. Swift, as bolt company; loss, $416; 
insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Sunday, 14th, 6-33. 6-48, A. 31. Box 5. 

No. 158 Portland st. Owned by S. Bowman; loss, $1,250; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by L. M. Ham & Co., as machinists; loss, $1,025; insur- 
ance, $10,000; L. L. Bates & Co., as locksmith; loss, $18 ; insurance, $4,000; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 1.5th, 2-23 P. 31. Still. 

No. 27 Snowhill st. Owned by B. Smith; insurance, $6,000; occupied 
by B. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition 
of benzine vapor. 

Monday, 15th, 5-50 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 168 Eliot st. Owned by J. W. McDonald; loss, $250; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by J. Hanifin, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, children playing with fire. 

Monday, 15th, 8-39 P.M. Box 128. 
Nos. 22 and 24 Champney st. Owned by John Hudson; loss, $205; in- 
surance, $1,200; occupied by John Hudson, as dwelling, etc.; loss, $175; 
insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 16th, 1-55 A.M. Still. 
Remarks. Slight fire on board the schooner " A. N. Clark," ofl" South 
Boston flats ; damage, $35. 



66 CiTT Document No. 106. 

Tuesday, 16th, J-25 P. 31. Box SI. 

Nos. 226 AND 228 Purchase st. Owned by W. K. Blodgett; loss, $714; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Hamblen Brothers et als., a.s leather, etc.; 
loss, $7,000; insurance, $19,500; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-12 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 89 EiCHMOND ST. Owned by D. Goodnow ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by G. E. Eeed & Co. et als., as furniture; loss, $783; insur- 
ance, $17,800;- originated on 5tli floor; cause, spontaneous combustion of 
oily rags. 

Saturday, 20th, 11-50 P. M. Still. 
No. 345 Harrison ave. Owned by M. Eowsh ; occupied by M. Reddy, as 
dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 22d, 10-08 A. 31. Box 57. 
No. 2 Albany pl. Owned by George Moulton ; insurance, $750 ; occu- 
pied by E. Elynn, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, incendiary. 

3Ionday, 22d, 1-41 P. 31. Box 57. 
No. 2 Albany pl. Owned by Geo. Moulton; loss, $4; insurance, $750; 
occupied by E. Flynn, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-27 P. 31. Box 71. 
No. 35 DwiGHT ST. Owned by Dennis Flagg; loss, $20; occupied by 
Emma Lackey, as dwelling; loss, $25; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 24th, 9-06 A. 31. Still. 
No. 422 Dudley st. Owned by Little Sisters of the Poor; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $25,000; occupied by Little Sisters of the Poor, as home for aged 
poor; loss, $100; insurance, $5,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless 
use of lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 24th, 5-52 P. 31. Box 41. 

No. 11 Bromfield ST. Owned by Ballard heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Cottage Hearth Publishing Co.; loss, $45; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 25th, 2-22 A. 31. Box 65. 

Nos. 50 AND 52 Broadway. Owned by John Christie; loss, $1,150; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by B. A. McLaughlin, as grocery; loss, $2,590; insur- 
ance, $2,800; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 25th, 8-56 P.M. Box 95. 
No. 9 Newbury st. Owned by John Revere; loss, $325; insurance, $10,- 
000; occupied by S. Wesselhoeft, as boarding-school; loss, $100 ; originated 
on 5th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 27th, 11 A.M. Still. 
Temple st. Cause, brush fire, set by boys. 

Saturday, 27th, 0-34 P.M. Box 425. 
No. 193 Medford st. (Rear). Owned by N. Fall; loss, $33; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by N. Fall, as dry-house; originated on roof; cause, defec- 
tive chimney. 

Saturday, 27th, 6-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 12 Baker st. Owned by Wightman heirs ; occupied by Wm. Tisdale, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 67 

Sunday, 28th, 1-25 A. M. Box 5. 

Merrimac and Causeway sts. Owned by E. Wigglesworth ; occupied by 
L. W. Pickens, as planing-mill ; originated on 4tli floor ; cause, spark from 
stove. 

Sunday, 28th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Poplar st. Cause, fire in hollow tree (set by boys). 

Sunday, 28th, 8-39 P. M. Box 88. 

No. 85 Rutland sq. Owned by S. P. Langmaid heirs ; loss, $875 ; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by Mrs. S. Frazier, as dwelling; loss, $634; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-50 A.M. Box 4. 
No. 235 Portland st. Owned by J. J. Judge. 

Remarks. —Ca\\ for assistance, for the purpose of rescuing persons buried 
in ruins of fallen building. 

Tuesday, 30th, 0-8 P.M. Still. 
No. 154 East Dover st. Owned by G. N. Black; occupied by M. Van 
Olm, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defect in stove. 

Wednesday, 31st, 5 A.M. Still. 
No. 734 Broadway. Owned by A. A. Haynes ; loss, $12; insurance, $500; 
occupied by A. A. Haynes, as barber-shop; insurance, $100; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 31st, 9-44 P. M. Box 73. 

No. 1354 Washington st. Owned by P. Schell ; occupied by P. Schell, 
as bakery; cause, wood in bake-oven igniting (needless). 



APRIL. 



Thursday, 1st, 3-12 A.M. Box 182. 
No. 22 Havre st. (Rear). Owned by W. O. Nash; loss, $50; insurance, 
$800; occupied by P. Kelley e;^ als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 1st, 0-44 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 1299 Tremont st. Owned by John W. Day; loss, $25; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by R. P. Pigeon, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of pipe (in coat-pocket). 

Friday, 2d, 11-41 A.M. Box 412. 

Nos. 176 TO 180 Main st. Owned by Thorndike heirs; loss, $220; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. Danforth et als., as dwelling; loss, $285; in- 
surance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 2d, 11-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 51 Dorchester st. Owned by Henry Souther; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by T. B. Barber, as dwelling; cause, smoke from chimney. 

Saturday, 3d, 0-36 P.M. Box 171. 
No. 278 Border st. Owned by William F. Green & Son; loss, $50; 
insurance, $400; occupied by William F. Green & Son, as caulkers; loss, 
$50; insurance, $400; originated in oakum loft; cause, defective stove. 



68 City Document No. 106. 

Saturday, 3d, 8-10 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 181 Hanover st. Owned by Massachusetts General Hospital; loss, 
fill; insurani;e, $25,000; occupied by William Robertson, as hotel; loss, 
^75 ; insurance, $4,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Monday, 5th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Thompson court. Owned by L. B. Thompson; occupied by 
Josepli Young et ah., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 5th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 178 Lincoln st. Owned by H. A. Tirrell; loss, $90; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by W. E. Freetliy, as provisions; loss, $178; insurance, 
$2,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 5th, 7-56, 8 P. M. Box 245. 
Ptnchon ST. Owned by Metropolitan Railroad Co.; loss, $3,634; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by Metropolitan Railroad Co., as stable; loss, 
$1,359; insurance, $1,375; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 5th, 8-11 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 118 Border st. Owned by Ira C. Bumpus ; loss, $5; occupied by 
Ira C. Bumpus, as saw-filer; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
chinmey. 

Tuesday, 6th, 10-45 A. 31. Box 326. 
Remarlcs. — Eire in car of Penn. Steel Co., on O.C. R.R. track, caused 
by overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 6th, 0-6 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 33 Milk st. Owned by Jacob Sleeper; occupied by B. & 0. Tele- 
graph Co., as ofiice, etc. ; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet setting fire. 

Tuesday, 6th, 4-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 21 Everett st. Owned by Dennis Sullivan ; occupied by Dennis 
Sullivan, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5-54 P. 31. Still. 
No. 509 Harrison ave. Owned by C. A. Rollins ; occupied by John 
Perry, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 7th, 9-23 P. 31. Still. 
No. 385 Main st. Owned by Phillip Warren; occupied by Phillip War- 
ren, as dwelling; cause, smoke from furnace; " no fire." 

Friday, 9th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 
Temple st. Cause, brush fire, set by boys. 

Friday, 9th, 6-45 P. 31. Box 4. 
No. 168 Endicott st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 9th, 6-56 P.3I. Box 249. 
No. 19 Conant ST. Owned by Erank Gemeiner; loss, $137; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Miss Annie Gemeiner, as dry goods; loss, $546; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated in show-window, 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 



Friday, 9th, 7-02 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 8 BoTLSTON ST. Owned by W. Frost (heirs); loss. $74; insurance, 
$17,500 ; occupied by Z. Mode, as upholsterer ; loss, $600 ; insurance, $3,500 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 69 

Friday, 9th, 10-47 P.M. Box 249. 
Nos. 9 AND 11 CoNANT ST. Owned by Henry Blitzer; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by F. L. Stocklinger & Bros., as bakery, etc.; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of fire. 

Saturday, 10th, 7-17 P.M. Box 547. 
Washington and Grove sts. Cause, grass fire, — unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 47 ST. Owned by Jacob Schwats ; loss, $40; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John Hughes, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 11th, 3-23 P.M. Box 546. 
Off Franklin ave. Cause, brush fire, — unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 0-42 P. 31. Box 547. 
Off Rockland st. Cause, brush fire, — unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 6-15 P.M. Box 58. 

Federal st. 

Remarks. — This alarm was caused by a team colliding with the pole on 
which the box was placed, detaching the box from the pole and releasing the 
lever, thereby causing the alarm. 

Tuesday, 13th, S-45 P.M. Still. 
Boston & Albany R.R. Yard. Cause, hot ashes setting fire to rubbish. 

Thursday, 15th, 0-16 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 4 High st. Owned by Stephen Dow; loss, $662; insurance, $60,000; 
occupied by Whitcher& Emery, as importers ; loss, $15,000; insurance, $111,- 
500; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 15th, 0-43 P.3I. Box 157. 

No. 96 Border st. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Fire in rubbish and lumber pile; damage, $25. 

Thursday, 15th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 435 Washington st. Cause, lighted cigar thrown on awning ; dam- 
age, $75. 

Friday, 16th, 11-02 A.M. Box 252. 
No. 56 Cedar st. Owned by F. D. Osgood; loss, $70; insurance, $4,00D; 
occupied by F. D. Osgood, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $600; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 16th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Tremont ST. Cause, grass fire, — unknown. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-10 A.3T. Still. 
RoxBURY ST. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; occupied by Metropoli- 
tan R.R. Co., as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, liglited pipe in coat- 
pocket. 

Sunday, 18th, 2-34 A.M. Box 175. 
No. 291 Bennington st. Owned by Mrs. L. McSheehy; loss, $148; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by W. F. McLellan, as liquors; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 



70 City Document No. 106. 

Sunday, I8th, 3-21 P. M. Box 5. 
No. 22 Causeway st. Owned by Hugh Leonard; occupied by Louis 
Broudy, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 11-43 A.M. Still. 
Trinity pl. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Monday, 19th, 0-50 P.M. Box 32. 

No. 42 Grove st. Owned by Viles ; occupied by T. Tillman, as 

dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, child playing with matches. 

Monday, 19th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
Forest Hills ave. Cause, brush fire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 20th, 4-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 1503 Washington st. Owned by Geo. 0. Ladd ; loss, $70; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by Geo. O. Ladd," as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-35 P. M. Still. 

No, 153 Portland st. Owned by J. W. Slade ; occupied by J. W. Slade, 
as cooper ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 21st, 9-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 12 Troy ST. Owned by J. S. Blair estate; occupied by John Car- 
raody, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor. 

Remarks. Miss L. Carmody was seriously burned by her clothing taking 
fire from stove. 

Wednesday, 21st, 1-50 P.M. Box 537. 
Washington ST. Cause, brush fire, — unknown. 

Wednesday, 21st, 2-05 P.M. Box 74. 
No. 25 East Canton st. ; owned by Samuel Wilson ; loss, $53 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by M. English, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-27 P. 31. Box 41. 
No. 17 Bromfield st. Owned by Ballard heirs ; loss, $104; insurance, 
$5,500 ; occupied by B. Fraugott, as pocket-book manufacturer ; loss, $226 ; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion, 

Wednesday, 21st, 10-44 P.M. Still. 
MoRELAND ST, Cause, rubbish on vacant land ; set by boys, 

Thursday, 22d, 4-51 A.M. Box 214. 
No. 675 Shawmut ave. Owned by Nathan Morse; loss, $75; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by W. W. Bartlett, as apothecary; loss, $186; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches, 

Thursday, 22d, 6-44 P.M. Still. 
No. 146 Lincoln st. Owned by Chas. Rouche ; occupied by several 
parties, as dwelling, etc, ; cause, leaky gas-pipe. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-16 P.M. Box 131. 
Vale st. Owned by Odorless Excavating Co. ; loss, $141 ; insurance, 
$150; owned by Choate Burnham & Son; loss, $300; occupied by Odorless 
Excavating Co., as sheds ; loss, $685; insurance, $3,600; occupied by Choate 
Burnham & Son, as sheds; loss, $100; originated in Burnhara's sheds; 
extended to other sheds ; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 71 

Friday, 23d, 9-34 P. M. Box 73. 

Waltham ST. Owned by Mr. Grover; occupied by Vose & Sons, as 
pianos; originated on 8d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 24th, 2-37 A.M. Still. 

Thayer st. Owned by Eliot B. Mayo; loss, $2.5; occupied by Eliot B. 
Mayo, as boiler-room; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily waste. 

Saturday, 24th, 8-42h A.M. Box 243. 8-43 A.M. Box 221. 8-51 

A. M. Box 243. 
E.OXBURY ST. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; loss, $4,650; insurance, 
$10,000; owned by Bates iieirs ; loss, $337; insurance, $5,000; occupied 
by Metropolitan Railroad Co., as stable; loss, $1,24L^; insurance, $4^0; 
occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, $25 ; originated 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-09 A.M. Box 328. 
Ericsson st. Owned by Putnam Nail Co. ; occupied by Putnam Nail Co., 
as tank-house ; originated on the ground, extended to building ; cause, burn- 
ing rubbish. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-32 A.M. Still. 

Paris st. Owned by McKinley & Co. ; loss, $5; occupied by McKinley & 
Co., as skating-rink; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-32 P.M. Box 572. 
Allston ST. Cause, brush fire, "Incendiary." 

Sunday, 25th, 5-51, 6-02 A.3I. Box 3. 

No. 171 Salem ST. Owned by Quincy A. Sliaw estate; loss, $9,700; in- 
surance, .$25,000 ; occupied by Henry Buxton, as grocer ; loss, .$200 ; insurance, 
$800; originated on 3d floor, extended to roof; cause, defective cooking 
apparatus. 

Remarks. — The adjoining buildings were damaged by water to the amount 
of $170, with an insurance of $10,300. 

Monday, 26th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 

Dartmouth st. Owned by City of Boston; occupied by painters; cause, 
spontaneous combustion in paints. 

Monday, 26th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Cottage st. Cause, brush fire, — unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 3-35 P.M. Box 534. 
Hyde Park ave. Cause, grass fire, — unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
Newbury and Exeter sts. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 104 Merrtmac st. Owned by H. Partridge; occupied by Louis Weis- 
bart, as clothing-store; loss, $100; insurance, $900; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of fire. 

Wednesday, 29th, 9-39 A.M. Box 219. 
LoNGWOOD AVE. Owucd by C. A. King; occupied by C. A. King, as 
brewery; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of malt mill. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6 A.M. Still. 

Rogers ave. Owned by Andrew Hankey; unoccupied stable ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



72 City Document No. 106. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 45 Piedmont st. Owned by I. Gaines heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. H. Harris, as dwelling; loss, flO; originated on 3d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 9-55 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 240 Pleasant ST. Owned by James Stevenson; loss, $1; occupied 
by A. J. Westcott, as restaurant; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of naphtha. i 

Friday, 30th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. Cause, brush fire, — unknown. 

Friday, 80th, 11-28 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 16 Charlestown st. Owned by John Cowdin heirs; loss, $6; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by N. C. Boutwell et als., as furniture, etc. ; loss, 
$11; insurance, $17,000; originated on 6th floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 



Appendix. 73 



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. 

Forewun of Construction. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Repairers. 

George S. Thom, Jonathan M. Morris, 

John^Flavell, Joseph W. Bird, 

Isacchar Wells, Granville S. Mendell, 

Wm. H. Barker, David Isaacs, 

H. W. Cherrington, Charles Penny. 

Battery-man. 
James L. Gethins. 

A constant watch is kept at the head-quarters, City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each operator has as- 
signed to him certain hours of duty, during which time he is 
responsible 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 wnth 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 o£Bce during his hours of 
duty. 



74 



City Document No. 106. 



An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from wliich it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 



Boston 
South Boston 
East Boston 
Eoxbury . 
Dorchester 
Charlestown 
West Roxbury 
Brighton . 
Chelsea . 



ded as follows, 


viz. ; — 




. 104 






. 33 






. 31 
. 56 
. 49 
. 33 

. 28 

19 

1 



354 



The following boxes are private property : 68 duplicate, 
141 duplicate, 149, 159, 169, 198, 244, 248, 261 duplicate, 
271, 322, 371, 442, 443, 533, 612, 613, 631, 643, 731, 732, 
734, 735, 736, 741, 742, 743, 745, 746, 812. 



Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working Lines of Wire, about 350 
miles ; Signal-boxes in use, 354 ; Striking Machines, 48 ; 
Gongs, 100 ; Tappers, 32 ; Vibrators, 4 ; Clocks : one electric 
watch-clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking 
signals ; 1 Magneto-Electric Machine ; Relays, 65 ; Eighteen- 
Pen Registers, 2 ; Office Bells in use, 5 ; Telegraph Keys 
in use, 36 ; Telephones in use, 60; 1 switch-board; galva- 
nometers, 37; 2 portable rheotropes ; 1 chronometer; 1 set 
telegraph apparatus in Superintendent's house ; 7 sets tele- 
graphic apparatus in assistants' houses ; 1 repeating instru- 
ment from West Roxbury and one from Charlestown not in 
use; 1,350 battery-cups in use at Central Office; 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 ; 70 spare battery-cups ; 
2,780 lbs. sulphate of copper ; 200 lbs. zinc; 420 battery 
coppers ; brackets, wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bed- 
steads, bedding, and sundry other articles. 



Appendix. 75 



Alarm-Be1.ls. 



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 School-house, Washington, near Dover street, com- 
position, 818 lbs., owned by city. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Castle-street Church, corner Washington and Motte streets, 
composition, 1,760 lbs., owned by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 
3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 

Charles-street Church, composition, 1,883 lbs. 

Chemical Engine-house No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 400 lbs. 

Chemical Engine-house No. 5, West Roxbury, owned by 
city. 

Chemical Engine-house No. 6, Allston, composition, about 
400 lbs., owned by city. 

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 cit}^ 

Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., owned by city. 



76 City Document No. 106. 

Engine-house No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by- 
city. 

Engine-^iouse No. 30, West Roxbuiy, 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-phice 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 by city. 

Hancock School-house, Parmenter street, composition, 4,090 
lbs., owned by city. 

Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Dudley sti-eet, Boston High- 
lands, composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 

Law^rence 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, l,90i> lbs. 

Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,083 lbs., owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Village, 
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. 

Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs., 
owned by city. 



Appendix. 77 

I 

Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

In addition to the foregoing a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Briohton. 



Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 39 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department ; — 

Cit2/ 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, owned by city. 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

"Williams Market, illuminated by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 



South Boston. 

Bigelow School-house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine's Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city. 



Bast Boston. 

Central-square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall, owned by city. 



78 City Document No. 106. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned 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 Roxhury. 

Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT, FKOM MAY 1, 1885, TO APRIL 30, 1886. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Totals. 




$1,700 00 


$1,773 00 


$1,868 50 


$1,808 33 
65 00 


$1,858 50 


$1,848 50 


$1,808 00 
100 00 
171 47 
11 48 


$1,858 60 


$1,773 00 
50 00 
36 72 


$1,860 00 


$1,742 26 


$1,706 18 










174 79 
34 32 


9 00 


76 25 
1 80 




103 89 




12 60 


1,047 99 


666 61 




Wire 


33 00 

7 90 


166 43 


716 79 


1,606 43 












77 38 


60 05 


23 30 


45 18 
40 


30 18 


24 68 


69 71 

300 00 


23 46 
150 00 




116 05 


70 29 
131 40 
601 59 
19 00 
68 94 






889 70 
601 59 
104 50 
226 11 
92 62 
292 57 
730 45 
393 96 
166 26 




















6 50 


7 50 
4 50 


6 60 
9 40 


6 50 
6 90 


11 25 


8 75 


6 50 

14 00 




8 60 
75 07 


4 60 
3 50 


11 50 
44 80 
92 52 
42 24 
4 20 
6 40 
1 65 
1 09 
16 65 
37 50 
20 15 
24 34 


7 50 












Damage to Property 

Poles 


10 00 


79 51 


27 36 


2 07 
38 50 
23 27 

1 50 
21 00 
40 43 
27 15 


6 00 


20 50 


15 66 


12 63 


87 75 
96 97 
41 43 
1 25 
23 40 


22 82 

23 01 
4 44 
1 13 

21 41 

20 16 
210 35 


6'4 88 

600 00 

16 98 

1 00 

42 12 
25 00 
18 20 
176 00 




97 
42 96 

2 00 
19 15 
18 36 
22 05 

2 00 


10 78 
3 25 

1 13 
36 21 

2 93 
19 50 
33 75 


10 58 
7 41 

1 66 
23 60 

2 93 
20 15 


32 44 

5 74 

81 

17 70 

20 15 
4 00 


7 17 
47 77 

1 13 
22 60 
25 00 
20 15 


14 95 

1 13 

18 25 
12 50 

19 60 




Paints, Oils, etc 

Washing 


10 7 


1 


Contingencies 


24 00 


284 89 




20 15 


19 50 


256 80 














400 00 


































$2,116 47 


$2,030 17 


$2,069 24 


$2,080 55 


$2,167 60 


$2,141 54 


$2,218 02 


$3,640 60 


$2,311 48 


$2,176 14 


$3,816 10 


$3,497 19 


$30,265 00 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM MAY 1, 1885, TO APRIL 30, 1880. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


Septamber. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Transfers. 


Total. 




$37,896 10 
1,140 79 


$38,001 97 
1,271 55 


$38,104 96 
1,542 12 


$.37,350 14 
1,978 50 


$38,427 51 
1,367 72 


$37,629 97 
1,642 50 


$37,331 13 
3,184 29 


$37,479 82 
2,1U 16 


$36,926 64 
1,713 09 


$37,587 84 
1,649 05 


$37,915 28 
2,103 27 


$36,709 75 
3,190 03 


1 $3,779 23 


$461,360 01 
19,104 84 


Repuirs of Apparatus 


_ . , Houees 


64 33 


140 47 


248 77 


111 61 


35 36 


27 U 


280 95 


74 02 


320 62 


1,417 92 


128 61 




1,690 13 


6,254 OS 
9,4.36 06 
1,057 31 
8,672 61 


ep 






35 00 


124 27 


79 67 


111 81 




1 00 


5,190 66 


15 00 




1,795 66 


,^ 


47 25 


66 46 


148 90 


68 25 


87 75 


100 87 


67 25 


89 08 


75 40 


57 26 


143 66 




Fuel for Houses and Engines .... 


800 47 


519 74 


204 98 


170 13 


429 67 


494 98 


1,985 36 


426 11 


397 97 


1,335 89 


1,115 27 


792 04 






1,124 49 
90 49 


263 26 
93 43 


216 60 
104 41 


769 73 
163 S3 


183 77 
254 21 


231 66 
149 55 


751 41 
107 73 


324 24 
76 64 


339 62 
20 44 


1,130 15 
39 76 


384 80 
186 69 


342 82 
105 84 




6,062 54 
1,382 92 




Furniture, Bedding, etc 


47 80 


111 85 


83 16 


10 18 


99 84 


17 00 


45 60 


414 35 


153 70 


36 65 


409 30 


544 82 




1,974 25 




68 79 


74 Ul 


314 79 


157 61 


205 02 


175 02 


446 21 


177 17 


471 31 


107 97 


511 78 


299 36 


71 13 










710 00 








365 00 








1,916 00 
1,092 40 


1,050 00 
2,680 87 




5,045 00 
19,.395 45 


Hay, Grain, and Straw 


6.57 13 


817 16 


1,640 67 


1,023 83 


2,038 01 


1,546 14 


1,982 40 


1,600 38 


2,310 61 


2,107 05 




Horse-hire, etc 


9 72 


12 42 


IS 65 


14 06 




32 06 


4 60 


12 76 




23 94 


31 95 


218 29 




378 .35 






22 64 
224 79 


8 81 
270 66 


10 50 
260 04 


8 00 
282 43 


3 60 
228 95 


5 17 
253 13 


18 79 
271 09 






68 
255 47 


73 65 
223 69 




151 84 
2,094 08 


M'ashing 


263 28 


245 34 


225 81 




415 67 
57 65 


371 67 
63 73 


399 30 
48 61 


423 36 
47 00 


367 39 
66 83 


412 60 
123 35 


360 80 
110 46 


424 53 
143 79 


419 55 
67 50 


672 72 
393 46 


373 01 

65 12 


501 67 • 
368 36 


110 51 




Harness and Repairs 


1,636 26 






33 80 
45 83 


156 84 
50 92 


.36 71 
61 30 


13 10 
4 60 


118 93 
6 25 


6 55 
49 61 


85 68 


73 00 
1 25 


63 88 


67 91 
29 14 


100 65 
411 SO 




736 05 


Hats, Badges, Buttons 


26 25 


676 85 


I dd d R • ■ 






























^ ■ S- e. 


























62 16 




y , 


liy 87 


124 65 
12 36 


28 87 
58 71 


46 25 
98 51 








10 50 
5 19 
















37 77 


204 06 


76 
145 00 


36 70 


5 07 


62 57 
800 00 


398 76 
11,852 00 


541 62 


1,461 57 






12,817 00 


Wharfage for Flrc-boat 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 




1,200 00 




9S0 13 


174 45 


81 04 


1,106 65 


266 20 


145 42 


95 17 


930 36 


195 70 


141 77 


562 10 


1,108 40 


841 15 


6,818 54 






1,415 00 

95,320 00 

149 00 
























1,415 00 


Wat r nd 'ar f H d an « 


























95,320 00 




160 00 


145 00 


149 00 


149 00 


145 00 


149 00 


145 00 


149 00 


149 00 


137 00 


149 00 




1,775 00 








$44,U60 21 


$139,420 23 


$44,770 57 


$44,000 36 


$44,493 85 


$43,646 33 


$47,817 37 


$44,821 56 


$50,200 70 


$47,150 17 


$50,444 09 


$ffi;,915 64 




$664,839 49 







I Of this amount $3,277.64 is transferred to other appropriations. 
" " $.501.59 " " " Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 



INCOME. 



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