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FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



Board of Fire Commissioners 



YEAR ENDIXG APRIL 30, 1887. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRJNTKRS. 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 
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[Document 81 — 1887.] 




city of mam BOSTON. 



FOURTEENTH ANNEAL REPORT 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1887. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

City Hall, Boston, May, 1887. 

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 Fourteenth 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, 
1887. 

Alarms and Losses. 

There have been during the year 827 alarms, including 
bell and still, resulting in a loss of $931,999, — an average loss 
of about $1,127 for each alarm. The number of alarms is 42 
in excess of the number for the year ending April 30, 1886. 
Three fires caused more than a third of the total loss. These 
were the new England Institute building fire on Huntington 
avenue ; the Swett-street fire, which destroyed the Bradley 
Fertilizer Works ; and the fire at East Boston, which consumed 
the building and its contents belonging to the Lockvvood 
Manufacturing Company. The unfavorable conditions under 
which these fires were fought are well understood by the 
public ; and the Board has never heard the efficiency of the 
department questioned in regard to theni. It is a significant 



ii City Document No. 81. 

and a creditable fact that in but few, if any, instances has 
fire been permitted to spread from the building or buildings 
in which it was found on the arrival of the department. Our 
citizens are to be congratulated upon this comparative im- 
munity from large fires and great loss ; but, at the same time, 
they should remember that good fortune as well as an efficient 
fire department has been on their side. It is folly to assume 
that we have reached that happy level of security where 
disastrous fires or conflagrations are no longer possible. The 
pressure of all kinds of business, the avarice of owners and 
builders, who strain their legal privileges to the danger- 
point, and many other causes, combine to make Boston a 
highly combustible city. The full significance of this fact 
ought to be recognized by the public. The Fire Department 
and the insurance companies were not organized to relieve 
property-owners of responsibility, but to help them protect 
their property, and assist them in bearing their losses. Care- 
lessness is altogether too common. The law regarding the 
closing of hoist- ways in buildings is too widely ignored. One 
brave member of the department lost his life from culpable 
if not criminal negligence in that respect. Actions have 
been brought by district engineers, in several instances, against 
owners or tenants for violations of this very proper and neces- 
sary law, and in each case a fine has been imposed, but so 
small as merely to vindicate the letter of the law, without 
carrying out its spirit. The Board does not intend to criticise 
judicial decisions ; but it, nevertheless, is strong in the opinion 
that the imposition of such exemplary penalties as the statute 
prescribes would secure highly beneficial results in removing 
many of the dangers to life and property that are now per- 
mitted to exist. 

Financial Condition. 

The financial showing of the department is favorable. 
Upon the basis of previous years it would probably be able 
to show a small surplus over all expenditures, even after 
equipping itself with the necessary new apparatus for the im- 
mediate future ; but the weekly payment system has called 
for thirteen months' salaries out of a year's appropriation, 
which leaves a deficit. This will natually correct itself in 
time ; and, even as matters stand, the Board cheerfully invites 
comparison with the record of any other department. No 
money was spent that was not felt to be needed ; and even 
more than was used could undoubtedly have been applied 
for the decided benefit of the city. It is the policy of the 
Board, so far as possible, without working injustice to any 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 

class, to select, as members of the department, men of special 
handicrafts, more particularly carpenters, painters, cabinet- 
makers, masons, whiteners, plumbers, and machinists. This 
is not done when it would involve any sacrifice of the par- 
ticular qualities which a good fireman should possess ; but, 
in a majority of cases, it is found that men who have been ac- 
customed to steady work in an employment requiring- both 
muscle and skill, also constitute the best raw material for 
this department. In this way it is enabled to cover nearly 
all of the work required in necessary repairs in an excellent 
manner, and more promptly than it could be done by outside 
parties, while many thousands of dollars are thereby an- 
nually saved to the city. 

Growth of the Department. 

The Board clearly realizes that, as the city grows, constant 
additions must be made to the means of protecting its prop- 
erty interests ; and it desires that, so far as possible, all 
sections shall be equally cared for. It has been obliged, 
however, to respectfully resist pressure in some instances, 
for the increase of companies in certain localities. It 
sympathizes with the demand for making various companies 
permanent, for the ideal department is a permanent depart- 
ment. At the same time the relations of territory to popu- 
lation in Boston are such that it may be many years before 
the city will be justified in making the department per- 
manent throughout. During the past year a new house has 
been completed in East Boston, and a permanent chemical 
company located therein. A new engine-house is in process 
of construction at Brighton, and a house intended eventually 
to accommodate a ladder company and an engine company is 
building at Koslindale. A new house is nearly completed 
in Charlestown, and companies will be placed in the ladder 
and engine houses on Boylston street as soon as there is a 
street to run on. The Board has drawn its estimates to 
cover making Engine 14 permanent, the location of a 
chemical engine in South Boston, and the addition of another 
permanent man to each of the one-man independent hose 
companies. It also intends to keep the regular companies 
up to their maximum strength, with as few exceptions as 
possible. Thus the process, even if conservative, is a con- 
stantly strengthening one, which in the end, the Board trusts, 
will leave neither the tax-payer nor the property-owner any 
real ground for complaint. 



iv City Document No. 81. 



The Pateol System. 

The street-patrol system, largely peculiar to the Boston 
department, deserves a word of comment. Of a total of 
826 alarms, 17 have been sent in by the night patrol. Some 
have been needless ; but at least a round dozen have been for 
working fires. This may seem a small proportion of the 
whole ; but their character, not their number, determines their 
importance. The Board has no means, of course, of mathe- 
matically estimating the value of the system, but it can 
instance at least three fires where minutes were worth thou- 
sands of dollars, and one where life was probably saved by 
an effective vigil and a prompt alarm. The system has been 
selected for criticism by those interested in the department 
on various grounds, the principal being that it unduly in- 
creases the temptations to which the men are exposed. If 
there are men in this service who cannot resist temptation in 
the discharge of a specific and an important duty, then they 
are in the wrong place. They are not desired in a depart- 
ment the distinguishing characteristics of which, the Board 
is proud to believe and say, are manliness, bravery, fidelity 
and zeal, and should retire and place themselves under the 
restraint and protection which society provides for beings of 
weak wills and feeble minds. While the present Board 
remains in authority the patrol will not be abolished, pro- 
vided it shall continue to as triumphantly justify itself as it 
has justified itself in the past ; and the Board tries to 
impress upon members of the department the fact that their 
zeal in preventing a fire will have equal weight Avith their 
zeal in conquering it, in their claims to recognition and 
reward for faithful and efficient service. 



Still-Alaems. 

The record in the Fire- Alarm Department has been one of 
progress ; and its methods deserve, in an increased degree, 
the confidence that they have so long commanded. The still- 
alarm system has for some time been in operation in the city 
proper, north of Dover street, and the experiment, as yet, 
furnishes no grounds for a modification of the original opinion 
of its value. The bell system was more potent in drawing 
crowds to fires than it was in warning the department. It 
was larger in name than in fact, and it frequently tempted 
men to take risks of absence in which it did not protect them. 
By changing the system it is believed that the department 
loses but little, and gains much, and no reason is yet appar- 



Fire Commissioners' Report. v 

ent why Boston cannot with advantage confirm the experi- 
ence of all other large cities in the country in this respect. 

The Fire-Marshal. 

The creation of the position of Fire-Marshal has been con- 
firmed within the year by the City Council, and tilled 
by gubernatorial appointment. The relations between that 
office and the Board are necessarily close, and it is pleasant 
to add that they are also cordial. While the primary duty 
of the Fire-Marshal is the investigation of the causes of fires, 
especially those that are in any way suspicious, the Board at 
the outset announced to the department by general order, 
that its vigilance to the same end was not to be relaxed in the 
slightest. It is believed that this order has been faithfully 
obeyed, and that there has been hearty cooperation of the 
two departments. 

Officers and Men. 

The Board extends its cordial thanks to the officers and 
men of the department for the intelligence and heartiness 
with which they have carried out its commands and wishes. 
Between the administrative and executive officers an excel- 
lent understanding seems to exist, which tends to promote 
the harmonious working of the whole department for a com- 
mon end and a common good. In discipline, morale, and 
zeal the Boston Fire Department has never stood higher. 

The Police. 

The Police Department is the necessary auxiliary of the 
Fire Department, and it has done its part in making the 
year's record with a zeal and helpfulness that command the 
sincere thanks of the Board. The relations between the two 
departments, both personal and official, are of the pleasantest 
character. 

The Protective Department. 

A close and friendly alliance, based on a community of 
duties, interests, and associations, continues to exist between 
this department and the Protective Department. There are 
no rivalries, except those of a friendly and wholesome na- 
ture ; and the Board takes this opportunity to gratefully ac- 
knowledge many acts of courtesy and assistance on the part 
of the Protective force. 



vi City Document No. 81. 



Organization. 

The organization of the department consists of a Board of 
three Commissioners, a Chief Engineer, a Superintendent of 
Fire-Alarms, 13 Engineers and officers and other members, 
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. 

Robert G. Fitch, Chairman, for three years from May, 
1886. Term expires May, 1889. 

John R. Murphy, from Aug. 18, 1886. Term expires Mav 

1888. 

William A. Green, for three years from May, 1884. Term 
expires May, 1887. 

Richard F. Tobin, elect, for three years from May, 1887. 

Salaries, $3,000 each. 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., Cleric. Appointed by the Fire 
Commissioners. Salary, $2,000. 

Engineers. 

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

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



John Bartlett, 


t i 


" 27. 


Lewis P. Abbott, 


a 


" 25. 


Wm. T. Cheswell, 


a 


" 4. 


John W. Regan, 


a 


" 26. 


John A. Mullen, 


a 


" 1. 


Patrick E. Keyes, 


a 


" 3. 


Edwin H. Sawyer, 


a 


Hose-house 7. 


James Munroe, 


a 


H. and L. house 4. 


J. Foster He wins, 


a 


Engine-house 18. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



vii 



Call Engineers. 

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

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

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

Clerks. 

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

A. Charles Scott. 

Force and Pay-Roll. 



As established by the Board. 



Chief Engineer .... 

Assistant Engineer and Inspector of 
Hose and Harnesses 

Assistant Engineers 

Assistant Engineers, call 

Superintendent of Apparatus Re- 
pairs ...... 

Clerk 



1 detailed man as Clerk, Apparatus 
Repair-Shop .... 
1 Veterinary Surgeon 



1,000 per annum. 



2,000 

1,600 

300 

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

720 
1,600 



Permanent Force. 



43 

17 

32 

32 

57 

135 

11 

3 

1 

1 

2 



Foremen 

Assistant Foremen 
Engine-men . 
Assistant Engine-men 
Hose and Ladder men 

it a 

Permanent Substitutes 

a a 

Chief's Driver 

Hostler 

Watchmen 



at the rate of $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 

720 
800 



By an order of the City Council, permanent Hose-men and 
Ladder men receive at the rate of $1,000 per annum, for the 
first two years of service, and $3.00 per day thereafter. 



VIII 



City Document No. 81. 



Gall Force. 
9 Foremen . 
1 Foreman . 
189 Hose and Ladder men 
54 " " 

20 " " 

29 " " 



at $300 per annum. 

" 200 

" 225 

" 175 

" 150 

" 100 



Fike- Alarm Telegraph. 



Superintendent 
Assistant Superintendent 
Foreman of Construction 
Operators 
Repairer 

Assistant Repairer 



Laborers 
Battery-man 



Fire Districts 



1,800 per annum. 
4.75 per day. 



50 
00 
00 
75 
25 
00 
75 
25 



70.00 per month. 



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, 
Hay market square, and Washington to 
Summer street, and north of Summer street 
and the N.Y. and N.E. R.R. passenger 
depot to the water. 

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

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



Fire Commissioners' Report. ix 

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 w^est 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 
W r est Roxbury line, running through the 
centre of Blue-Hill avenue, Columbia, 
Green, Bowdoin, Church, and Commercial 
streets, to Dorchester avenue, thence due 
east to the water. 

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



City Document No. 81. 



Assignment of Districts. 



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











Companies in Districts. 


District. 


Engineer in Command. 


Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook. 

and- 

Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 

2 
3 
4 
5 


Joseph Dunbar . . 
John Bartlett . . . 
Lewis P. Abbott . 
Wm. T. Cheswell 
John W. Regan . 
John A. Mullen . 
Patrick E. Keyes . 
Edw. H. Sawyer . 
James Munroe . . 
J. Foster Hewins . 






5, *9, 11 

*27, 32 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23 

13, 14, 29 

12, 17, 21, 24 

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


7 

1 

2 

3,6 
5 

4 


2 

9 

8,14 

1 


6 
1,3,4 

8 


6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


5 
3,13 
11,12 

*4 " 

6,10 


9, 10, 12 
5 

*7 



* Head-quarters of District Engineer. 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



XI 



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

Engine-houses . 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . . . 




5,698 


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


2. . . 


Cor. of and Fourth streets . 


4,000 


\ 


3. . . 


Bristol st. and Harrison ave. . 


4,000 


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


4. . . 

5. . . 




6,098 
1,647 


Chemical Engine No. 1, Lancers' 
Armory, and water-tower in 
this building. 


6. . . 




1,372 




7. . . 




1,893 




8. . . 




2,568 




9 . . . 




4,000 




10 . . . 




1,886 
4,010 
7,161 
4,305 
5,627 




11. . . 

12. . . 
13 . . . 




Remodelled, 1870. Hook-&-Lad- 
der No. 2 in this building. 

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

Remodelled, 1870. 


14. . . 






15. . . 




2,843 




16. . . 


River St., Dorchester Dist. . . 


12,736 


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


IT . . . 


Meeting-house Hill, Dorches- 




Old Engine-house on this lot. 


18. . . 


Harvard street, Dor. Dist. . . 


10,225 


19. . . 


Norfolk street " 


7,683 




20. . • 


Walnut street " . . 


9,000 




21. . . 


Boston street " . . 


9,355 




22. . . 




4,463 




23. . . 




3,445 




24. . . 


Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 


4,186 




25. . . 

26. . . 




4,175 
6,385 
2,600 


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


27. . . 


Elm street, Charlestown Dist. . 




28. . . 


Centre st., W. Roxbury Dist. . 


10,377 


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


29. . . 


Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 


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


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

Formerly occupied by Chemical 

Engine No. 7. 
Built, 1883-84. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No.4. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No.5. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No.6. 


30 . . . 


Mt. Vernon street, West Rox- 


32. . . 


Poplar st., cor. Washington, 

Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 

Harvard ave., near Cambridge 
street, Brighton District . . 

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



XII 



City Document No. 81. 



Hose-Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 2 . . . 


Main st., Charlestown Dist. . . 


1,592 


Changed to Coal Depot, 1884. 


3 . . . 




5,230 


Armory in building. 


4 . . . 


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






5 . . . 




889 




6 . . . 




1,346 




7 . . . 




4,350 


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


8 . . . 




3,918 




9 . . . 


B street „ . . 


1,804 




10 . . . 




1,610 




12 . . . 




3,101 


Remodelled, 1870. 




Cor. Longwood and Brookline 


5,400 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 3. 

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






3,412 




Cor. Saratoga and Byron sts. . 




Occupied by Chemical House 7. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xiii 



Hook- and-L adder-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. 12. 






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


Main street, Cbarlestown . . . 
Washington, near Dover St. , . 


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. 

Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned for the year 
ending April 30, 1887, is as follows : — 





Purchased. 


Condemned. 


Leading Cotton . 


300 feet. 


4,600 feet. 


" Rubber 


. . 


2,050 " 


' ' Leather 


. . 


550 " 


Chemical Rubber 


• . 


450 " 


" Cotton . 


. 3,300 " 


50 " 


' ' Linen . 


• 


100 " 


Total . 


. 3,600 " 


7,800 " 


Suction 


• 


42 " 


Amount of hose 


in use and in storehouse 


, April 30, 


1887: — 








In Use. 


In Store. 


Cotton 


. 46,814 feet. 


8,700 feet. 


Rubber 


4,773 " 


1,200 " 


Leather 


1,481 " 




Linen 


500 " 




Chemical . 


4,142 " 


1,300 " 


Suction 


1,170 " 


27 " 


Hand 


2,872 " 





Total . 



61,752 " 



11,227 « 



xiv City Document No. 81. 



Horses. 

The number of horses in the department April 30, 1887, 
was 171. 22 were purchased, 21 sold or exchanged, and 1 
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 de- 
partment. The horses have received inspection from the 
Hospital Surgeon, who has made weekly reports to the 
Board of their condition and treatment, both in quarters or 
at the Hospital. 

The number of horses receiving treatment during the year 
was 145, of which 45 were received at the Hospital stable ; 
of these 13 were horses taken for department's use during 
the winter months. Of the horses treated 7 were incurable, 
1 died. 

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 severe and prolonged weather 
of the past winter. 

Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, May 1, was 
5,023, In addition to these hydrants there are 238 fire 
reservoirs in different sections of the city that contain from 
300 to 500 hogsheads of water, and can be used in an emer- 
gency. The number of hydrants added during the year is 
as follows : — 

76 Lowry, 38 Post, 20 Boston, and 52 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $91,217, or at the rate of 
$20 per hydrant. 

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

Fire-Alarm Department. 

The new construction and repair work done by this de- 
partment within the year ending April 30, 1887, is as 
follows : — 

Two new circuits, numbered 4 and 21, have been built at 
the West End, overlapping each other, so as to secure the 
usual alternation of the signal-boxes in their connection with 
head-quarters. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xv 

These circuits have been run with No. 12 hard-drawn cop- 
per wire, instead of No. 9 iron, for the purpose of using a 
less number of structures for their support, and the best re- 
sults have been given by its use. 

Brighton circuit, No. 14, has been re-run through nearly 
half its extent, the copper wire being used as far as the mill- 
dam. The box-gong service has been extended to the houses 
of Engines 21 and 28, and the Dorchester and West Rox- 
bury circuits have been connected into the system. 

The house of Engine 1, in Newton, has been connected by 
wire with Engine 29 in Brighton, for the purpose of calling 
assistance from the former company when desired. 

Telephones have been put into the residences of Commis- 
sioners Fitch and Murphy, and house of Chemical Engine 7, 
making 62 stations belonging to the department, connected 
with head-quarters. The houses of Insurance Companies 1 
and 2, and office of the Fire-Marshal are also connected with 
the system. 

Public alarms have been discontinued at the West End 
and in the city proper, north of Dover street, with the ex- 
ception of the bell on Faneuil Hall, which is still in service. 

Eight new signal-boxes, and forty-one keyless doors have 
been added to the service within the year. 

Renewal of old wire and extension of loops for connection 
of new boxes have been made, together with changes and 
other improvements in construction in various parts of the 
city. . 

Stock has been used as follows : — 
33 miles No. 9 iron wire. 
12 " No. 12 copper wire. 

5,500 feet Kerite wire. 

160 lbs. cotton insulated wire. 
12,500 feet lumber. 

3,300 glass insulators. 

2,400 insulator bolts. 

6,300 lag-screws. 
65 poles. 

An aerial five-wired cable has been run through the trees 
on the Common, along the Park and Beacon street malls, in 
connection with the new construction of circuits 4, 14, and 20, 
previously referred to. Some changes have been introduced 
in the construction of the batteries which have resulted in 
greatly improved service in that department. No new ap- 
paratus has been added to the equipment of the operating- 
room, but a general renovation of the room and instruments 
has recently been made. The clock on Gaston school-house 
was destroyed by fire, April 28th, 1887. 



XVI 



City Document No. 81. 



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



Sept. 



1, 1829, to Aug. 

1830, " 

1831, " 

1832, " 

1833, " 

1834, " 

1836, " 

1837, " 

1838, " 

1839, " 

1840, " 

1841, " 

1842, " 

1843, " 

1844, " 

1845, " 

1846, " 

1847, " 

1848, " 

1849, " 

1850, " 

1851, " 

1852, " 

1853, " 

1854, " 

1855, " 

1856, " 

1857, " 

1858, " 

1859, " 

1860, " 

1861, " 

1862, " 

1863, " 

1864, " 

1865, " 



31, 1830 
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 



Alarms, 



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



Losses. 



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



Insurance. 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. 



xvii 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



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

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 

" 1886, " 1887 



Alarms. 



64 

284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 
785 
827 



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

2,680,953 
941,483 

1,228,403 
541,272 
4S1.354 
516,009 
403,451 

1,260,490 

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

1,593,393 
821,848 
911,999 



Insurance. 



$383,700 

340,765 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,298,983 

'2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 

4,602,591 

6,543,006 

4,849,246 

7,299,353 

7,981,807 

8,068,295 

7,082,541 

6,771,654 



Population. 



250,750 



342,000 



362,000 



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



728 

569 

21 

74 



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged 



392 
70 
34 

128 



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



XYIII 



City Document No. 81. 



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



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Loss by 
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19,516 


55 










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493,573,700 
549,511,600 


$402,115 
401,106 
437,723 


1868 




23,051 


58 










1869 




24,181 


59 


2,453 


1,327 


602 




1870 




27,457 


73 


2,670 


2,690 


460 




584,089,400 


855,571 


1871 




28,880 


80 


2,661 


2,811 






612,663,550 
682,724,300 


704,329 
1,516,549 


1872 




29,736 


70 


2,398 


2,645 


734 




1873 




30,461 


73 


1,284 


1,727 


734 




693,831,400 


2,680,953 


1874 




39,106 


72 


2,778 


2,764 


446 


21 


798,755,050 


941,483 


1875 




j 39,707 


74 


2,669 


3,262 


398 


27 


793,961,895 


1,228,403 


1876 




39,804 


100 


2,915 


4,274 


172 


57 


748,996,210 


541,272 


1877 




39,170 


111 


3,172 


4,476 


132 


89 


686,840,586 


481,354 


1878 




41,467 


120 


3,074 


4,360 


146 


80 


630,446,866 


516,009 


1879 




41,652 


88 


3,319 


4,258 


139 


114 


613,322,692 


403,451 


1880 




41,975 


75 


3,254 


4,653 


194 


136 


639,462,495 


1,260,490 


1881 . 




41,903 


70 


2,994 


4,622 


170 


147 


665,554,597 


1,183,818 


1882 . 




42,267 


68 


2,987 


4,935 


218 


152 


672,497,961 


814,154 


1883 . 




43,986 


76 


3,347 


5,102 


209 


153 


682,432,671 


998,554 


1884 . 




44,196 


88 


2,965 


4,970 


289 


178 


6S2,648,000 


1,593,393 


1885 . 




45,137 


81 


2,988 


5,057 


282 


211 


682,656,000 


821,848 


1886 . 




46,042 


78 


2,973 


4,801 


292 


264 


710,621,400 


911,999 



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



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



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xxiii 



Table No. 5. 



Showing the different Causes of Fires and Alarms, from 



May 1, 1886, to April 30, 1887. 

Alarms, accidental, automatic 
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" out-of-town fire . 
Ashes, hot, in wooden receptacle 
Boiling over of tar . 

" " fat or glue-pot 

Bonfires .... 
Building fire with kerosene 
Chimneys, burning of soot in 
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" — smoking 
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Defective flue . 

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Electric-light wires . 
Explosion of chemicals . 
Fireworks 

Friction of machinery 
Gas, explosion of . 

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Ignition of spirits, etc. 
Light mistaken for fire 
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Matches and rats . 

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Matthew Matson, 
Geo. W. Goodwin, 
Thomas J. Cary, 
Geo. Williams, 
Geo. E. Tyler, 
Wm. H. Flavell, 
Geo. S. Thorn, 
Geo. F. Emmons, 
Thos. J. Good, 
Albert T. Holmes, 



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No. 6, 
Hose No. 4, 
Engine No. 32, 
Hook-and-Ladder No. 
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Hose No. 10, 
Engine No. 3, 
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July 3, 

July 21, 

Sept. 26, 
Oct. 21, 
8, Nov. 25, 
Nov. 25, 
Nov. 25, 
Dec. 10, 
Jan. 24, 



1886. 
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1886. 
1886. 
1886. 
1886. 
1886. 
1887. 



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Promotions 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 fireman, 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, permanently 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 fire- 
man, and his having served more than fifteen years in the 
department, the sum of $1 per day from March 16, 1885. 

The Firemen's Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, in their report for the year end- 
ing Dec. 31, 1886, submitted a statement showing the receipts 
for the year, including $1,776.85 cash on hand, to be $17,- 
294.64, of which $13,449.47 were the net proceeds of the 
ball given in its aid. Of the disbursements, $5,939.10 were 
on account of relief, $8,000 was invested in a City of Boston 
Bond. 

The amount of money invested April 30, 1887, was 
$64,000. 

ROBERT G. FITCH, ) ™ 

WILLIAM A. GREEN, } n . . 
JOHN R. MURPHY, ) commissioners. 



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The following tables show the location of the several pieces 
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8 City Document No. 81. 

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 
three supply-wagons and a hay-caravan for Fire Department 
uses, and two wagons in service for repair-men of Fire-Alarm 
Telegraph. 

A "hand-engine, with two hose-carriages and seven hundred 
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. 

In each fire district a spare hose-carriage, with hose, is 
kept at department houses. 

Reservoirs. 



Boston Proper 
South Boston . 
East Boston '. 
Boston Highlands 
Dorchester 
West Roxbury 
Charlestown . 
Brighton 



95 
18 
13 
41 
11 
19 
38 
3 



Total 



238 



Appendix. 



Hydrants. 

During the year 186 hydrants have been established, and 
62 abandoned, as follows : — 





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City Document No. 81. 



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FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, 1886, TO APRIL 30th, 1887. 



MAY. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-53 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 162 Commercial st. Owned by Benj. F. Wing estate; loss, 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Bagnall & Loud, as block factory; loss, 
$500; insurance, $18,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Sunday, 2d, 0-12 A. M. Box 62. 

No. 195 Pleasant st. Owned by James Stevenson ; loss, $22 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by J. J. McKenna, as grocery, etc. ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 3-54 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 6 Commercial Wharf. Owned by Chas. F. Shimmin ; iloss, $21; in- 
surance, $2,000; unoccupied, stores, etc.; originated in basement; cause, 
careless use of lighted cigar, thrown in rubbish. 

Sunday, 2d, 8-28h P.M. Box 424. 
No. 134 Chelsea st. Owned by John Richardson; loss, $70; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. Mary Bassett, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 11-19 P.M. Box 4. 
Needless alarm. 

Monday, 3d, 7-17 A-M. Box 53. 
No. 19 Essex st. Owned by D. F. Barker; loss, $3; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by J. A. Littleneld, as dwelling; loss, $11; insurance, $1,000; orig- 
inated on 4th floor ; cause, careless smoker. 

Monday, 3d, 0-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 363 Federal st. Owned by B. S. Evans; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. O. Callaghan, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 3d, 1 P.M. Still. 
Winship st. Owned by M. H. Greenleaf; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
M. H. Greenleaf, as confectioner; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of kerosene stove. 



12 City Document No. 81. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-22 P.M. Box 57. 

Corner of Bennet and Ash sts. Owned by Boston Association; loss, 
$5 ; insurance, .$20,000; occupied by Boston Association, as dispensary; orig- 
inated in basement; cause, ignition of alcohol. 

Wednesday, 5th, 2-05 A. 31. Box 157. 

No. 160 Liverpool st. Owned by E. Hodge & Co. ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,600; occupied by E. Hodge & Co., as boiler-shop; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, cinders from forge. 

Wednesday, 5th, 10-49 A.M. Box 151. 
South Ferry Dock. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
City of Boston Ferry Department, as blacksmith shop; originated on the roof ; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 6th, 7-30 A. 31. Still. 
No. 6 Union pl. Owned by Littlefield; occupied by Samuel Cohen, 
as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $500; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-57 P. 31. Box 67. 
No. 1 Mat pl. Owned by J. H.Baker; loss, $25 ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Fred F. Porter, as dwelling; loss, $55; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 8th, 5-42 P. 31. Box 129. 

No. 103 West Sixth st. Owned by M. Clougherty; loss, $10; occupied 
by Dennis Looney, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-01 P. 31. Box 41. 

No. 363 Washington st. Owned by Spaulding; loss, $56; insurance, 
$12,783; occupied by H. H. Locher, as picture frames ; loss, $120; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 12th, 6-35 A. 31. Still. 

No. 7 Lewis Park. Owned by B. S. Noyes; loss, $75; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by B. S. Noyes, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective grate. 

Thursday, 13th, 11-35 A. 31. Still. 
Milk st. Owned by United States ; occupied by several Federal Depart- 
ments, as offices ; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of cigar in 
waste paper. 

Thursday, 13th, 3-12 P. 31. Box 37. 
No. 34 India st. Owned by Fred H. Bradley; loss, $115; insurance, 
.$5,000; occupied by C. E. Folsom, as paints, etc. ; loss, $276; insurance, 
$10,000; originated in basement; cause, ignition of spirits. 

Thursday, 13th, 9-33 P. 31. Still. 

No. 169 Portland st. Owned by J. D. & M. Williams; occupied by 
Carmine & Durgin, as liquors; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 14th, 10-21 A. 31. Still. 
Hoosac Tunnel Dock. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 



Appendix. 13 

Saturday, 15th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Owned by James Tieling; loss, $15 ; insurance, $6,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. E. Seymour, as bakery; originated on the roof; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Saturday, 15th, 5-35 P. 31. Still. 
No. 62 Berkeley st. Owned by Cyrus W. Page; loss, $15; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by I. Wilcox, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 16th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 South May st. Owned by G. W. Doe; loss, $60; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Mrs. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 17th, 11-39 P.M. Box 336. 
No. 50 and 52 Erie ave. Owned by E. B. Maybury; loss, $1,767; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; unoccupied dwellings ; originated on 2d floor, No. 52 ; extended 
to No. 50; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — An alarm was given at 3-07 A.M. from the same box for a re- 
kindling of the above fire. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-15 P. 31. Still. 

No. 14 Gustin st. Owned by Scituate Savings-Bank ; loss, $5; occupied 
by N. C. Decker, as storehouse; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-48 A. 31. Still. 
No. 3 N. Grove st. Owned by John Gilbody; loss, $19; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. A. O'Neil, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-57 A. 31. Still. 
No. 40 Melrose st. Owned by John Wilson ; loss, $8 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Simon Morris, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, care- 
less use of matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 10-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Cambridge st. Owned by E. G. Shaw heirs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. Queen, as barber; loss, $15; insurance, $500; 
originated on outside awning; cause, fireworks fired by Harvard students. 

Wednesday, 19th, 6-45 P. 31. Box 51. 
Atlantic ave. and Oliver st. Owned by Bartlett heirs ; insurance, 
$47,000; occupied by Boston Button Co., as engine-room ; insurance, $6,000; 
originated in basement; cause, sparks from flue. 

Thursday, 20th, 0-24 A. 31. Box 521. 

Carolina ave. Owned by Mrs. Ann Glennon ; out-building ; originated 
on outside ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 20th, 1-11 P. 31. Box 125. 
No. 451 Dorchester ave. Owned by Horatio Gore & Co. ; loss, $125 ; 
occupied by H. Gore & Co., as paving-yard; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, ignition of tar from furnace. 

Friday, 21st, 11-15 A. 31. Box 532. 
Canterbury st. Owned by A. P. Draper; loss, $200; occupied by 
Michael Carey, as barn ; loss, $25 ; cause unknown. 



14 City Document No. 81. 

Friday, 21st, 0-56 P.M. Box 516. 
Williams st. Rubbish on vacant lot; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-01 P.M. Box 567. 

Boston & Albany Stock-yards. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. ; loss, 
$31,644; insurance, $68,000; occupied by A. N. Munroe, as hay barn and 
cattle-sheds ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — A second alarm was given at 0-39 A.M., the 23d, followed by 
a third six minutes later, occasioned by the firing of cattle-sheds, several of 
which were destroyed. Chief Casey and Engineer Brackett, with Engine No. 1 
of Cambridge, Chief Bixby with Engine No. 1 of Newton, and Engine No. 1 
of Watertown, were present. 

Saturday, 22d, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 21 and 25 Mitchell st. Owned by P. Welch; loss, $10; occupied 
by P. Welch, as stable; owned by Francis Schnedia; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by F. Schnedia, as dwelling; originated in stable; extended 
to dwelling ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 9-05 P. 31. Still. 
Maverick st. Owned by Wm. S. Pratt; occupied by Wm. S. Pratt, as 
whiting factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated oven. 

Sunday, 23d, 0-30 P.M. Still. 
Boston & Albany Stock- yards. Cause, rekindling of hay-barn ruins. 

Monday, 24th, 0-25 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 55 and 57 Broad st. Owned by Dexter Brothers ; occupied by 
Dexter Brothers, as naphtha storage; originated in yard in rear; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 24th, 1-14 P. M. Box 342. 
Cor. of Narragansett and Minot sts. Owned by John W. Kean ; 
loss, $20; occupied by John W. Kean, as carpenter; loss, $25; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 0-3h A. 31. Box 53. 
No. 53 Eliot st. Owned by Dr. Brown heirs; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,250; occupied by White & Strecker, as clothing; loss, $52; insurance, 
$2,900; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 26th, 1-26 A. M. Box 216. 

No. 44 Russell court. Owned by Mrs. Adrian Janse; loss, $730; insur- 
ance, $2,060; occupied by A. Janse, as dwelling and stable; loss, $412; in- 
surance, $2,000; owned by Jacob Belier; loss, $176; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Jacob Metzer, as saloon; loss, $21 ; insurance, $750; owned by 
J. Buchhalz; loss, $635; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. Buchhalz, as 
dwelling; loss, $210; insurance, $500; originated in stable; extended to 
dwelling; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mr. George Pencel was severely burned on face and hands 
while trying to rescue cows from the stable. 

Wednesday, 26th, 9-37 A. 31. Box 322. 
No. 22 Shamrock st. Owned by Patrick Finnegan ; loss, $95 ; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Richard O'Leary, as dwelling; loss, $25; occupied by 
Thos. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
flue. 



Appendix. 15 

Wednesday, 26th, 7-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 61 Lowell st. Owned by M. J. Donovan; loss, #31; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by P. Driscoll, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-31 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 615 Washington st. Owned by J. S. Bailey; loss, $8; occupied 
by J. S. Bailey, as variety store; loss, $2; insurance, $60,000; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, electric light carbon sparks. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-47 P.M. Box 58. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 27th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 116 Court st. Owned by J. A. Codrnan ; occupied by Fitzpatrick & 
Perkins, as tailors ; insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, care- 
less use of matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-10 P.M. Box 514. 
No. 330 Walnut ave. Owned by Henry Pfaff; loss, $1,030; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Henry Pfaff, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $5,000; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 31st, 2-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Quinct st. Owned by Thos. O'Brien; loss, $5; insurance, $600; 
occupied by Mrs. W. Isaac, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 



JUNE. 

Tuesday, 1st, 7-36h A.M. Box 54. 
No. 6 Oliver pl. Owned by E. Twichell ; loss, $15; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by B. F. George, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 7th, 5-42 A.M. Still. 
No. 30 Hampshire st. Owned by Mrs. George Minning; insurance, 
$700; occupied by Job Phillips, as dwelling and file shop; cause, smoke 
from furnace. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-27, 6-33 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 235 Washington st. Owned by Abbott & Vaughn; loss, $2,500; 
insurance, $24,000; occupied byF. Schenker, as silver-plater; loss, $550; in- 
surance, $600; occupied by Wm. Mills, as plumber; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$6,800; occupied by A. W. Dennett, as dining-room; loss, $150; occupied 
by John Foy and others as offices; loss, $2,140; insurance, $15,300 ; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; extended to 3d, 5th, and 6th floors ; cause unknown, 
supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-26 A.M. Box 73. 
No. 12 Bond st. Owned by J. F. Krauss ; loss, $128; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Krauss, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $1,200; origi- 
nated in basement; extended to 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 8th, 3-35 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 1 Fifth-st. pl. Owned by Mrs. Ann Duggan ; loss, $52 ; insurance, 
$1,000; 'occupied by Hugh Maley and others, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 



16 City Document No. 81. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-22 P.M. Box 69. 
No. 322 Albany st. Owned by J. R. Black; occupied by Mrs. Murphy 
and others as tenement-house; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 2-34 A. M. Box 274. 
Rear 236 Blue Hill ave. Owned by J. F. & Wra. Davern ; loss, $665 ; 
insurance, $1,200; owned by Wra. Mulhern; loss, $75; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by J. F. & Wra. Davern, as stable; loss, $200; occupied by Wm. 
Mulhern, as dwelling; originated in stable on 1st floor; extended to roof ad- 
joining building; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 11th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 53 Lexington st. Owned by Amos Stone; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Messrs. Suttan and Daley as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney set fire to straw on roof. 

Saturday, 12th, 4-09 A.M. Still. Automatic. 

Hoosac Tunnel Dock, Water st. Originated on Pier No. 6; cause, 
hoisting-engine being close to wires. 

Saturday, 12th, 4-50 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 61 and 63 Wareham st. Owned by W. F. Badger; insurance, $7,500; 
occupied by W. F. Badger, as carpenter and builder; insurance, $4,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 13th, 1-12 A. M. Box 21. 

No. 89 Court st. Owned by Bryant heirs; loss, $40; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Butman & Co., as bicycles; insurance, $4,000; occupied by 
Gilbert Leavitt, as polish; occupied by Allen & Shapleigh, as Oriental Tea 
Store; insurance, $20,000 ; originated on 5th floor; cause, sparks from 
portable furnace. 

Monday, 14th, 3-34 P.M. Box 354. 
Norfolk st. Owned by Horace S. Fowle ; loss, $73 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Horace S. Fowle, as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in cellar ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 14th, 6-35 P. 31. Still. 
No. 445 Broadway. Owned by Craft's estate ; occupied by Amos Cum- 
mings, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $700; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 14th, 10-16 P.M. Box 513. 
Amory, cor. Bragdon st. Owned by Boylston Iron Works; loss, $3,600; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Boylston Iron Works, as office and foundry; 
loss, $3,306; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor in rear; extended 
to main building and foundry ; cause, heat from furnace. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 Cambridge st. Owned by Seth Chadburn ; occupied by D. M. 
Vinson, as florist; loss, $7; originated in basement; cause, candle setting 
fire to a lot of paper. 

Wednesday, 16th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 68 Lowell st. Owned by J. Spektorsky; loss, $175; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Charles Garb, as dwelling; loss, $97; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor: cause, gas explosion. 

Thursday, 17th, 12-05 A.M. Box 457. 
False alarm. 



Appendix. 17 

Friday, 18th, 2-18 A. Iff. Box 57. 
No. 43 Kneeland st. and 113 Harrison ave. Owned by Emma S. Cole- 
man; loss, $130; insurance, $23,200; occupied by A. Aronson, as pawn- 
broker; loss, $40; insurance, $6,000; Prescott & Co., as coal office, insur- 
ance, $500; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 18th, 9-16 A.M. Still. 
Rear 1209 Tremont st. Owned by estate of Neil Kenny; unoccupied 
stable; originated under stable ; cause, boys setting fire to hay. 

Friday, 18th, 7-45 P. 31. Box 9. 

Rear of No. 19 Clark st. Owned by M. Genefria ; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by L. Ferri, as tenement-house; originated on 3d floor; cause, light- 
ing fire with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — Mrs. L. Ferri was fatally burned and sent to the hospital. 

Friday, 18th, 8-44 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 73 Northfield st. Owned by J. E. Hath am ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Isaac Fanseed, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, curtain taken fire from kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 19th, 8-35 A. M. Still. 
No. 28 Phillips st. Owned by John S. Damrell ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Sarah Burns, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 19th, 9 P. 31. Still. 
No. 63 Howard st. Owned by Mrs. Wainright; occupied by Mrs. Wain- 
right, as wood-shed; originated under floor; extended to wood-pile; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 20th, 0-20 P. 31. Box 212. 
No. 5 Lovedeed court. Owned by Amos Smith; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Elizabeth Scully, as dwelling; originated on the roof ; 
cause, supposed by fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 20th, 1-20 P.3I. Still. 
No. 5 Davis court. Owned by Church estate ; occupied by G. De Fatta, as 
dwelling; loss, $11; insurance, $300; originated on 3d floor; cause, spark 
from cigar setting lounge on fire. 

Sunday, 20th, 1-22 P. 31. Still. 
City Stable-Yard, N. Grove st. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied 
by city of Boston, as stable-yard ; originated in pile of matting ; cause, 
throwing lighted match from window of dwelling-house adjoining the yard. 

Sunday, 20th, 7-12h, 7-25 P. 31. Box 53. 
Nos. 590 to 594 Washington st. Owned by Emigrant Savings-Bank ; 
loss, $7,561 ; insurance, $100,000-; occupied by Emigrant Savings-Bank, as 
bank; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Wheeler & Wilson M'f'g Co., as 
salesroom; loss, $1,318; insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. C. Moulton & 
Co., as clothing; loss, $3,000; insurance, $41,500; occupied by Suffolk 
M'f'g Co., as suspenders; loss, $45,810; insurance, $72,000; originated on 
3d floor; cause, supposed from spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 20th, 11-08 P. 31. Box 319. 
Norfolk ave. Owned by J. P. Fenno ; car belonging to the N.Y. & 
N.E. R.R. Co., loaded with grain and hay; originated inside of car; cause 
incendiary. 

Remarks. — Loss on contents of car, $180 ; no insurance. 



18 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 21st, 2-20, 2-26, 2-29 P.M. Box 248. 
Huntington ave., N.E. Fair Building. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. 
Co.; loss, $125,000; insurance, $25,000; occupied by Metropolitan R.R. Co., 
as repair-shops; loss, $25,000; insurance, $15,000; originated on 2d floor; ex- 
tended to entire building; cause, boiling over of glue-pot. 

Remarks. — The following-named were burned to death : J. R. Taylor, No. 
28 Greenleaf st. ; Oliver Frost, No. 68 Terrace St.; Wm. Campbell, No. 122 
Camden _ st. ; Patrick Lyons, Hampshire st. ; Julius Hunckle, Smith st. ; 
Henry W. Mason, Berlin st. The house of P. H. Rogers, on Rogers ave., 
was damaged to the extent of $60, with an insurance on same of $3,750. 

Monday, 21st, 9-18 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 1289 Tremont st. Owned by Mrs. Henrietta Goldsmith; loss, $89; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by S. Lippman, as house-furnishing store and 
dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $6,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, de- 
fective chimney. 

Wednesday, 23d, 5-45 A.M. Box 37. 
Nos. 198 and 200 State st. Owned by Mrs. Wm. B. Rogers; loss, $225 ; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied on 1st floor by E. B. Lane, as flour store; loss, 
$200; insurance, $5,000; occupied on 5th floor by John Carty, as bags; 
loss, $200; insurance, $1,200; originated on 5th floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 8-04 A.M. Box 45. 

No. 133 to 135 Federal st. Owned by heirs of J. G. Torrey; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by Hosmer, Codding, &Co., as dealers in boots and shoes; 
loss, $500; insurance, $212,000; originated in basement: cause, employe 
lighting gas accidentally dropped a match among the waste-paper. 

Thursday, 24th, 8-50 P. 31. Still. 
Pemberton sq. Originated in rubbish; cause, set on fire by some person 
unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 1-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 476 Warren st. Owned by Thomas Parker ; occupied by P. F. 
Flower, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated in closet on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 10-33 P. 31. Box 6. 
No. 81 Brighton st. Owned by Mrs. C. Tyrrell; occupied by Mrs. 
Pierce, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 28th, 8-24 A.M. Still. 
No. 429 West Second st. Owned by Jos. H. Cannell; occupied by Mar- 
tin McGrath and others, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

3Ionday, 28th, 10-01 A. 31. Still. 
No. 4 Bread st. Owned by T. C. Amory ; insurance, $5,000; occupied by 
Daniel Kerrigan, as tenement; originated in soot in chimney. 

Tuesday, 29th, 1-37 P.M. Box 211. 
Rear of 66 Sterling st. Originated in tar-kettle. 

Tuesday, 29th, 10-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 192 Eustis st. Owned by heirs of Geo. Williams; occupied by Wm. 
J. Duffy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothing too near stove. 



Appendix. 19 

Wednesday, 30th, 9-17 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Prospect st. Owned by W. K. Porter; loss, $20; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by William Rankin, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 
fourth floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 2-06 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 626 Tremont st. Owned by Shepperd Brooks ; loss, $435 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Mrs. J. B. Carpenter, as boarding-house; loss, $287; in- 
surance, $2,000; originated in shed; extended to 1st floor; cause, boys playing 
with matches. 

Wednesday, 30th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
Dump rear of Burnham st. Occupied by Burnham & Son, as wharfage ; 
originated on dumping-ground ; cause, set by boys. 



JULY. 



Thursday, 1st, 2-58 A.M. Still. 
Dorchester st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-53 P.M. Box 221. 
Off Texas ave. Owned by Stillman B. Allen ; occupied by J. N. Ban- 
croft, as stable ; originated on window ; cause, by a fire-cracker. 

Thursday, 1st, 6-50 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave., N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Bridge. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. 
R.R. Co. ; originated on bridge; cause, spark from locomotive. 

Thursday, 1st, 7-05 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 18 North Russell st. Owned by Ira Litchfield; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Home, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
children setting fire to excelsior. 

Thursday, 1st, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 6 West Second st. Cause, boys burning red-light. 

Thursday, 1st, 10-48 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 7 Lowell st. Owned by V. L. Listner; loss, $90; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by V. L. Listner, as dwelling; occupied by Mary Stone, as store; 
loss, $100; insurance, $500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2d, 12-09 A.M. Box 153. 

No. 37 Orleans st. Owned by Herrick heirs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by Herbert Kempton, as carpenter ; occupied by J. B. Crow- 
ley, painter; originated in upper story; cause, spontaneous. 

Friday, 2d, 2.30 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Hampshire st. Owned by M. F. McGettrick; loss, $5; insur- 
ance $1,000; occupied by Mrs. F. McGettrick, as dwelling and storage; origi- 
nated on roof of ell ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 2d, 2-55 P.M. Still. 
Howard pl., off Union st. Owned by heirs of J. M. Pierce; originated 
in woods ; cause, parties burning brush. 



20 City Document No. 81. 

Friday, 2d, 10-15 P. 31. Box 53. 
No. 43 LaGrange st. Owned by Mrs. Hutchins ; loss, $30; insurance, 
S3, 000; occupied by Sam Sing & Co., as Chinese laundry; originated on ell; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-20 A.M. Still. 

Forest Hills ave. Owned by E. I. Pierce; insurance, $1,800; occupied 
by M. McClean, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 4-9h PM. Box 64. 

Castle st. Owned by O. Sherburne; loss, $2; insurance, $30,000; 
occupied by O. Sherburne et als., as family hotel; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, a lighted match igniting the gas from a broken connection to gas meter. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-13 P.M. Still. 
No. 89 Maverick st. Owned by Theo. F. Rollins ; occupied by G. King, 
as dwelling ; cause, smoky chimney. 

Saturday, 3d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
North Grove and Fruit sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
Albany st. Occupied by J. F. Paul, as lumber-yard ; originated in yard ; 
cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
North Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-48 P.M. Still. 
Medford st. Owned by Joseph Davis ; old wagon ; occupied by Joseph 
Davis, as paper delivery wagon; loss, $10; originated in wagon; cause, set 
by boys. 

Sunday, 4th, 12-30 A.M. Still. 
North Anderson st. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 4th, 1-30 A.M. Box 67. 

No. 3 Bennet pl. Owned by F. Kehoe; loss, $32; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by Thos. Landes, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, fire-crackers thrown through window. 

Sunday, 4th, 3 P.M. Box 564. 
Smith's lane, off Western ave. Owned by Andrew Thompson; oc- 
cupied by Warren C. Porter, as stable; originated on first floor; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Sunday, 4th, 5-01 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 40 Parker st. Owned by G. M. Starbird ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. Shaw, as wood-shed; originated in ash-box; extended 
to roof of shed ; cause, hot ashes. 

Sunday, 4th, 5-54 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 266 Washington st. Originated on 5th floor; cause, smoke from 
stove. 

Sunday, 4th, 6-16 P.M. Still. Automatic. 
Hoosac Tunnel Dock. Owned by the same; occupied by the same, as 
grain elevator; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 21 

Sunday, 4th, 8-44 P.M. Box 428. 
Mtstic Wharf, Chelsea st. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $175; un- 
occupied; originated on floor ; extended to roof ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 4th, 11-06 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 68 Poplar st. Owned by Holden heirs ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied 
by N. P. Conners, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 4th, 11-19 P.M. Box 65. 
Harrison ave. Originated from bonfire. 

Sunday, 4th, 11-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 175 Tremont st. Owned by J. Mason Little ; loss, $300; insurance, 
$98,000; occupied by Dr. Reed, as dentist; loss, $150; occupied by Agnes 
M. Pierson, as dress-maker; loss, $15; insurance, $11,800; originated on 6th 
floor; cause, supposed to have taken from an oil stove. 

Monday, 5th, 1-19 A.M. Box 352. 
Cedar st. Originated from burning brush ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 5th, 2-04 A.M. Box 345. 
Granite ave. Owned by Miss Ellen Harding; loss, $50; occupied as 
barn; originated on 1st floor ; extended to entire building; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 5th, 2-31 A.M. Box 538. 

Central ave. Owned by W. E. Potter; loss, $135; insurance, $525; 
occupied by W. E. Potter, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
extended to roof; cause, accidental, supposed from upsetting a lamp. 

Monday, 5th, 6-42 A.M. Still. 

No. 193 Cabot st. Owned by Geo. Leuth; loss, $10; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by same, as provision-store and dwelling ; insurance, $800 ; origi- 
nated on awning ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 5th, 11-35 A. 31. Still. 

Rear 281 Warren st. Owned by C. D. Goodridge ; originated in yard; 
cause, fire-crackers in old tree. 

Monday, 5th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 406 Washington st. Owned by Roswell Gleason ; occupied by John 
Campbell, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 5th, 2-27 P. M. Still. 
Boston st. Owned by John Y. Gillipsie ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; 
originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 5th, 3-14 P. 31. Box 56. 
Nos. 154 and 156 Kneeland st. Owned by W. J. R. Evans ; loss, $20 ; 
occupied by B. Clarke, as liquor store; insurance, $10,000; occupied by 
James Evans and others, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 5th, 3-46 P.31. Box 441. 

Nos. 40 and 42 Green st. Owned by S. Ritchie; loss, $55; insurance, 
$2,000; owned by Dr. S. Puller; loss, $165; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by S. Ritchie, as dwelling; occupied by Geo. Webster, as dwelling; loss, 
$50; insurance, $1,000; originated on roof of 42; extended to roof of 40; 
cause, fire-crackers. 



22 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 5th, 6-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 60 Maverick st. Owned by Maria McMahan; occupied by Mrs. 
McMahan, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on roof; cause, fire-works. 

Monday, 5th, 8-4h P.M. Box 563. 
Gardner st. Cause, bonfire. 

Monday, 5th, 8-54 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 24 Hammond st. Estate of F. L. Eay; loss, $11; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by several families, as family hotel ; loss, $5; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, fire-crackers igniting window-curtain. 

Monday, 5th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 O st. Owned by Mrs D. A. Nyen ; loss, $60; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by same, as dwelling and store; originated on awning; cause, fire- 
works. 

Monday, 5th, 9-40 P. M. Still. 
Poplar st. Owned by Jos. Hemerle; loss, $20; occupied by same, as 
storage barn; originated on ground floor; extended to entire building; cause, 
incendiary. 

Tuesday, 6th, 0-25 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 47 Salem st. Owned by Wm. J. Porter; insurance, $2,500 occupied 
by Mrs. Agnes Keene and others, as tenement ; originated in front attic ; 
cause, kerosene lamp exploding. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-50 A.M. Box 2. 
Bear of 7 Henchman st. Owned by John Kelley; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by various families, as tenement ; originated among cloth- 
ing on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 6th, 7-59 A.M. Box 74. 
No. 1464 Washington st. Owned by B. Plummer; occupied by several 
families, as tenement-house ; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 6th, 12-01 P.M. Box 325. 
Freeman st.' Owned by J. D. Whorf; loss, $19; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by A. I. Phillips, as dwelling; loss, $27; insurance, $700; origi- 
nated on roof; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 12-24 P.M. Box 76. 
731 Tremont st. Owned by John F. Gardner; occupied by Mrs. Keen, 
as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, smoky chimney. 

Tuesday, 6th, 2-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 77 Newland st. Owned by John Manning; occupied by Mr. Lydon, 
as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 6th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 
B. & A. R.R. Stock -yard. Owned by B. & A. R.R. Co. ; occupied by 
same; originated in yard ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 6th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 104 Warkenton st. Owned by C. G. Chadburn ; occupied by John 
Brown, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, child playing with 
matches. 

Remarks. — The mother, Mary Brown, in extinguishing the flames, was so 
badly burned that she was removed to the City Hospital, and died at 4 A.M. 
the next day. 



Appendix. 23 

Tuesday, 6th, 5 P.M. Box 456. 

Alfred st. Owned by Patrick Crowley; loss, $50; originated in hay- 
stack; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday 6th, 5-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 16 Benton st. Owned by Mrs. Bridget Gibney ; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Bridget Gibney and several families, as dwelling ; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, rags taking fire in chimney. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5-35 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 23 Genesee st. Owned by Daniel Sullivan; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Daniel Sullivan and others, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, lighting fire with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — The woman was fatally burned, and was taken to the City Hos- 
pital in hose wagon. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6 P.M. Automatic. 
No. 127 Tremont st. No fire. 

Wednesday, 1th, 12-50 P.M. Box 233. 

No. 13 Langdon st. Owned by A. F. Means ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by A. F. Means, as dwelling ; originated on roof of ell ; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 7th, 3-53 P.M. Box 212. 

Cor. Albany and Swett sts. Owned by J. D. Fallon; loss, $878; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by P. J. Ducey, as liquor- store and dwelling; 
loss, $1,032; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; 
cause, explosion of barrel of whiskey ignited by cigar lighter. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-27 P.M. Box 65. 

Rear op 5 Wat st. Originated in passage-way ; cause, boys setting ex- 
celsior mattress on fire. 

Thursday, 8th, 9-20 P. 31. Box 89. 

Boylston and Clarendon sts. Owned by H. B. Williams ; occupied by 
Duncklee & Barnes, as hotel ; originated in basement ; cause, explosion of 
gasoline igniting by lighted matches. 

Remarks. — This fire was caused while experimenting with gasoline, a 
substitute for gas, causing an explosion and injuring the inventor, Mr. , W. 
W. Billings, severely. 

Thursday, 8th, 9-31 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 220 Main st. Owned by Nathan Bobbins ; occupied by Frank 
Mitchell, as variety store; loss, $19; insurance, $2,000; originated in show- 
window ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 9th, 5-59 A. 31. Still. 

No. 291 Dorchester st. Owned by Isaac Scripture; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Chas. E. Bacon, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 9th, 7-03 A.M. Box 48. 
No. 563 Atlantic ave. Owned by C. U. Cotting, agent; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by A. H. Miller, as wool-store; insurance, $30,000; 
originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 9th, 12-33 P.M. Box 546. 
At Cow Island. This alarm was for a fire in the woods ; cause unknown. 



24 City Document No. 81. 

Friday, 9th, 2-05 P. 31. Still. 

No. 3 Decatur st. Owned by P. Gallagher; loss, $10; unoccupied; 
originated in spout; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 9th, 2-25 P. 31. Box 62. 
No. 64 Boylston st. Owned by Annie S. Jarvis ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$24,000 ; occupied by Central Club, as club-house ; insurance, $3,500 ; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of gas while making connections. 

Friday, 9th, 3-19 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 Cabot st. Owned by Cape Cod Savings-Bank ; occupied by four 
families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-25 P.3L Still. 

No. 21 Blossom st. Owned by Edmond Cox; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Henry Whiton, as tenement; loss, $40; originated on 
4th floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 11th, 5-19h P. 31. Box 9. 
No. 478 Hanover st. Owned by Harris heirs ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$700 ; occupied by Mrs. Jane Gallagher, as tenement-house ; originated in 
attic ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 11th, 5-55 P. 31. Still. 
Vacant lot, 397, Albany st. Owned by Woodbury & Leighton ; origi- 
nated in rubbish ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 11th, 6-56 P. 31. Box 521. 

Bear of No. 88 Boylston ave. Owned by John Kelley ; occupied by 
Thos. F. Kelley, as storage-shed ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 11th, 9-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Bulfinch st. Owned by J. A. Scott; loss, $3; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Merrill, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, curtain igniting from gas-jet. 

Sunday, 11th, 9-45 P.3I. Still. 
No. 51 Essex st. Owned by Mrs. L. W. Chamblin; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Guptel, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Monday, 12th, 0-50 P. 31. Still. 
Off Weld st. Brush and grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 1-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 10 Band sq. Owned by Mrs. Ann Fallon; loss, $2; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Thomas Ambrose, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, ignition of oil stove. 

31onday, 12th, 3-50 P. 31. Still. 
No. 37 Bolton st. Owned by James Gallivan; loss, $176; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. Gallivan, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 13th, 0-58 A. 31. Still. 
Rear of South Margin and Norman sts. Owned by Torrey heirs ; in 
surance, $2,500; occupied by A. Hamilton, as bakery; originated in base- 
ment; cause, defective flue. 



Appendix. 25 

Tuesday, 13th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
Off Fisher ave. Originated in woods ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 15th, 0-41 A.M. Box 225. 
Magazine lane. Owned by George Curtis; loss, $500; unoccupied; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to adjoining building; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, loth, 6-55 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 412 Washington st. Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 17th, 10-22 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 86 Harrison ave. Owned by H. P. Taylor; insurance, $7,000; occu- 
pied by several families, as dwellings; insurance, $2,500; originated in base- 
ment; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 17th, 3-35 P.M. Box 37. 
No. 15 Central Wharf. Owned by May heirs; loss, $55; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by L. Beebe et als., as cotton-storage, etc. ; loss, $919; in- 
surance, $15,000; originated in basement; cause, ignition of leaky gas-pipe. 

Sunday, 18th, 11-48 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 27 Eliot st. Owned by Daniel Appleton ; loss, $550; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by N. Thomas & Co., as eating-house; loss, $165; insur- 
ance, $1,600; originated on 1st floor; cause, towels drying over range taking 
fire. 

Monday, 19th, 6-18 P.M. Box 564. 
Smith's lane, off North Harvard st. Owned by Andrew Thomp- 
son; loss, $20; occupied by W. C. Porter, as stable ; loss, $150; occupied 
by W. C. Porter, as storage; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Monday, 19th, 6-24 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 18 Spring st. Owned by T. L. Jenks ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by T. Maynard, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 669 Broadway. Owned by Mrs. L. G. McKenney ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by W. A. Simmons, as periodical store; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 19th, 8-50 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 188 Pynchon st. Owned by Patrick Haverty ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Daniel Heavey, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated in 
closet, 3d floor ; cause, a child with matches. 

Monday, 19th, 10-59 P.M. Box 462. 
Nos. 16 and 18 South Eden st. Owned by Geo. E. Kelso; loss, $200; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Avery Man'f'g Co., as harness-makers ; 
loss, $450; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Morris, as paint-shop; occupied 
by Geo. L. Mitchell, as blacksmith shop; originated on 3d floor; extended to 
roof; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-03 A.M. Still. 

No. 230 Friend st. Owned by Mr. Field ; occupied by Mr. Palvogonia, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 



26 City Document No. 81. 

Tuesday, 20th, 0-19 P.M. Box 173. 
Eagle st. Owned by Glendon Company ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by 
Jewett & Pitcher, as wood-workers; originated in shaving-bin; cause, sparks 
from fire -room. 

Monday, 20th, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 West First st. Owned by P. Lally & Co. ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$11,750; occupied by P. Lally & Co., as blacksmith shop; loss, $15; 
insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to basement; cause, 
sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-37 P.M. Box 13. 

Nos. 140, 142, and 144 North st. Owned by Mrs. Emily Merriam; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by G. A. Williams, as household furniture; in- 
surance, $4,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion of 
oily rags and excelsior. 

Thursday, 22d, 3-29 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 123 North st. Owned by Louis Bonnie et als. ; loss, $136; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by Oneto & Dondero, as grocery and liquor store ; loss, 
$575; insurance, $3,180; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet setting fire to 
wooden partition. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-24 P.M. Box 343. 

Taylor st. Owned by A. T. Stearns & Co. ; insurance, $5,000; occupied 
by M. Mullady et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, accidental, 
from overheated stave. 

Thursday, 22d, Box 238, 7-31, 7-43. " Box 128 at 7-31 P.M." 
Swett st. Owned by Bradley Fertilizer Co. ; loss, $38,906 ; insurance, 

$87,000; occupied by Bradley Fertilizer Co., as fertilizer-works; loss, 

$74,728 ; insurance, $23,500 ; originated in cooper shop ; extended to all parts 

of the works; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — David Kinsman, aged 14, a deaf-mute, was run over and killed 

by Engine No. 2 while responding to this fire. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-36 P.M. Box 312. 
Clapp st. Owned by Timothy Manning; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by Timothy Manning, as stable; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from Swett-st. fire. 

Friday, 23d, 5-47 A.M. Box 67. 
No. 5 Burroughs pl. Owned by heirs of Lucien Skinner; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by R. S. Simonds, as boarding-house; loss, $7; in- 
surance, $2,300 ; originated in basement ; cause, igniting of gasoline stove and 
setting fire to wood-work. 

Friday, 23d, 9-43 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 94 Salem st. Owned by Henry Wyzanski ; loss, $45; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. B. Robinson, as tenement; loss, $195; insurance, 
$500; originated in bed-lounge; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 23d, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
Irvington st. Owned by Boston & Providence R.R. ; originated near 
fence ; cause, sparks from locomotive igniting rubbish. 

Saturday, 24th, 0-50 A.M. Box 523. 

Rear No. 595 Centre st. Owned by Richard Warde ; loss, $75 ; occupied 
by Richard Warde, as storage-building; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to roof; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 27 

Saturday, 24th, 7-32 P.M. Still. 
No. 1090 Tremont st. Owned by H. S. Lawrence; occupied by H. S. 
Lawrence et als., as store and dwelling; originated on window, 3d floor; 
cause, child setting fire to window-screen. 

Saturday, 24th, 10-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 788 East Fourth st. Owned by Henry Hussey; loss, $5; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by T. J. Egan, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated 
in shed in rear; cause, hot ashes and waste-paper. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-31 A.M. Box 172. 
Condor st. Owned by Geo. E. Young; loss, $121; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by Geo. E. Young, as spar-shed; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on outside; extended to roof; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 25th, 4-42 A. 31. Box 214. 
No. 1967 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. C. L. Whiting; loss, $S9 ; in- 
surance, $4,500; occupied by J. B. McCleary, as liquor-saloon and dwelling; 
loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 25th, 7-33 A. M. Box 73. 
No. 1362 Washington st. Owned by "Fifty Associates;" occupied by 
Marston & Hotchkins, as grocers; loss, $94; insurance, $3,000; originated in 
cellar; cause, bursting of a kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 102 Appleton st. Owned by C. E. Muccoy ; loss, $62; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by C. H. Gilman, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Sunday, 25th, 8-04 P.M. Still. 
No. 112 Northampton st. Occupied by Mr. Leaha, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 26th, 11-45 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 5 Newbern pl. Owned by S. W. Patten; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by Patrick McNanny, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated in cellar; 
cause, boys setting fire to hay. 

Monday, 26th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 517 Harrison ave. Owned by Mr. Chandler; occupied by Mrs. M. 
Brown, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, rats with matches. 

Monday, 26th, 10-59 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 35 Portland st. Owned by L. B. Bailey; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Jones & Co., as paints and oils ; insurance, $9,000 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 28th, 0-45 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 15 Spring st. Owned by James Campbell; loss, $90; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by M. Sackmary, as dwelling; loss, $400; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Leonard, of Engine No. 6, severely injured his hand 
n running off the hose. 

Wednesday, 28th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Sullivan st. Owned by Mrs. Colby; loss, $25; occupied by Mrs. 
Colby, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor, in closet; cause, lamp 
setting fire to clothing. 



28 City Document No. 81. 

Friday, 30th, 0-40 A.M. Box 571. 

Market st. Owned by E. C. Sparhawk ; loss, $25 ; occupied by E. C. 
Sparhawk, as dwelling ; originated in out-house ; extended to ell ; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 2-25 A.M. Box 571. 

Madison ave. Owned by John Behen; loss, $2,300; insurance, , $2, 000; 
occupied by John Behen, as stable ; loss, $2,000 ; occupied by John Behen, 
as dwelling; loss, $250; originated instable; extended to dwelling; cause, 
struck by lightning. 

Friday, 30th, 5-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 255 Roxbury st. Owned by fm. Brooks; loss, $20; occupied by 
William Brooks, as blacksmith shop ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Saturday, 31st, 6-53, 6-56 A.M. Box 21. 
Nos. 90 and 92 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $1,137; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; occupied by Wiley & Richardson, as paints and oils ; loss, 
$790; insurance, $12,500; occupied by T. Koeller, as cutlery; loss, $600; in- 
surance, $600 ; occupied by G. H. Jones, as book-binder ; loss, $800 
insurance, $3,500; occupied by H. W. Dudley et als., as harness ornaments 
loss, $736; insurance, $4,900; originated on 4th floor; extended to roof 
cause, ignition of kerosene oil stove. 



AUGUST. 



Sunday, 1st, 5-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 720 Albany st. Owned by Ham & Curtis ; occupied by Ham & 
Curtis, as manufacturers of drain-pipe ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to 2d ; 
cause, overheated oven for baking drain-pipe. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-54 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 18 Harris st. Owned by Chas. A. Turner heirs; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $2,000;, occupied by Isaac Cohen, as tenement; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor, in closet; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 924 Tremont st. Owned by R. Hobbs ; occupied by W. D. Haising- 
ton, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 2d, 9 P.M. Still. 
Vale st. Owned by Choate Burnham ; originated in manure heap ; cause, 
boys and matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-53 A.M. Still. 
No. 35 Cambridge st. Owned by Dr. Shattuck estate ; occupied by O. 
G. Cilley, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, rubbish in coal-hole 
taking fire from matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 3-03 P.M. Box 325. 
No. 5 Shamrock st. Owned by Mrs. Mary Ward; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 



Appendix. 29 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-12 P.M. Box 254. 

Rear 154 Terrace st. Owned by Geo. Curtis; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Patrick Crowley, as wood-shed; loss, $30; originated 
in shed ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 451 Main st. Owned by J. H. Hamlin ; occupied by Leonard Getchell, 
as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, window curtain taking 
fire. 

Friday, 6th, 0-06 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 4 Barton court. Owned by Wm. Casey; loss, $54; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Ann Hickey, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; extended to roof; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 6th, 7-31 P.M. Box 98. 
No. 3 Wellington st. Owned by Gideon Means ; occupied by L. D. 
Choate, as dwelling; originated in trunk in cellar; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 7-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $2,268; oc- 
cupied by Robert Bishop, as storehouse for cotton; loss, $1,100; insurance, 
$3,000, originated on 1st floor; cause, friction from pulley-belt. 

Sunday, 8th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 Worcester st. Owned by S. S. Cambell ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by David Knights, as eating saloon; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 10th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 383 to 387 Harrison ave. Owned by E. Van Noorden; loss, $50; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by E Van Noorden & Co., as copper-works ; 
insurance, $9,100; occupied by A. K. Wheeler, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by A. Bowker, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated 
on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 10th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 779 East Fifth st. Owned by Timothy Wheater; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by Wm. Griffin et als., as dwelling and store; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, burning of pot of meat. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 99 Oliver st. Owned by O. G. Pierson ; loss, $72; insurance, $500; 
occupied by I. J. Kelley, as junk-store ; loss, $350 ; occupied by O. G. Pier- 
son, as boots and shoes ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
Gardner st. Owned by Mary Gardner; occupied by Martin Colligan, as 
dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, accidental. 

Wednesday, 11th, 3-21 P.M. Still. 

Fitchburg R.R. Coal-shed. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. ; originated 
in coal-pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 11th, 7-38 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 Pitts st. Owned by J. A. Ryan ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by 
J. Rosenthel, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing 
with matches. 



30 City Document No. 81. 

Wednesday, 11th, 9-55 P. 31. Box 4. 
No. 142 Charlestown st. Owned by Nathan Robbins ; occupied by Mrs. 
McCoy, as dwelling; cause, throwing lighted matches in barrel containing 
old paper. 

Friday, 13th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Belmont st. Owned by Thomas Ireland; occupied by Wm, 
Shields, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-02 A.M. Box 14. 
No. 338 Commercial st. Owned by Dennis Flagg heirs; loss, $15; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Mary Morgan, as lodging-house; loss, $83; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in attic ; cause, kerosene lamp exploding. 

Monday, 16th, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 88 Chambers st. Owned by Peter Gaffney ; loss, $175; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Herman Harris, as dwelling; loss, $32; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Monday, 16th, 8-23 P.M. Box 233. 
No. 89 George st. Owned by M. Kaiser; occupied by .John Conners, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 17th, 0-49 A.M. Box 231. 
No. 10 Adams plV- Owned by John Allen; loss, $125; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Daniel Spencer, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor, 
in closet; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 11th, 2-21 A.M. Box 242. 
Lafayette court. Owned by Matthew Scullan. The fire was caused 
by lime taking fire in the street; loss, $300. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
Centre, cor. Holbrook st. Owned by W. S. Nolte ; occupied by W. 
S. Nolte, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, boy with matches. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 17 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Adelia Beckford; loss, $25; occu- 
pied by Thomas Martin, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Tu esday , 17th, 1 0-34 P. 31. Box 514. 
Walnut ave., near School st. Owned by J. M. Leonard; loss, $200; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Mr. Geffey et als., as tenement; loss, $121; 
insurance, $700; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 11-29 A. 31. Box 325. 
Fenton pl. Owned by James Hennesy; loss, $30; insurance, $600; 
occupied by James Hennesy, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, supposed by children playing with matches, setting 
a bed on fire. 

Thursday, 19th, 11-58 P. 31. Still. 
R.R. Bridge, Norfolk st. Owned by New York & New England R.R. 
Co. ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 19th, 8-39 P. 31. Box 456. 
False alarm. 



A.PPENDIX. 31 

Friday, 20th, 4-59 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 45 Arch st. Owned by J. Montgomery Sears; insurance, $30,000; 
occupied hy Henry C. Hunt, as belting and cotton-waste; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $5,750; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 20th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 745 East Broadway. Owned by Mrs. Livermore ; insurance, .$2,500; 
occupied by John Hutchings and others, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 20th, 7-35 P.M. Box 142. 
First st., foot of D st. Originated in rubbish; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-31 A.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 15 and 17 Harvard pl. Owned by L. Millis ; loss, $791; insurance, 
$3,250; occupied by Chas. Cleveland, as carpenter ; loss, $300; insurance, 
$300; Bay State Watch Co., as jewelry; loss, $100, insurance, $18,500; 
A. G. Minton, as carpenter; loss, $400; insurance, $400; R. G. Smith, as 
pattern-maker; loss, $500; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause 
unknown. 

Remarks. — Building No. 28 School st., owned by Second Society of Uni- 
versalists, was entered by Fire Department and three doors damaged ; insur- 
ance, $75,000; loss, $25. 

Monday, 23d, 10-45 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 15 and 17 Broad st. Owned by John Foster; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by Austin & Eddy, as hardware manufacturers; insurance, $17,000; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause, ignition of kettle of pitch. 

Tuesday, 24th, 4 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 West Dover st. Owned by Mr. Rouch ; occupied by Mrs. Pur- 
kee and others, as dwelling; originated in shed; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 24th, 4-09 P. 31. Boxes 234 and 268. 
Moreland st. Owned by Leonard Ware ; unfinished house ; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof ; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-04 A.M. Box 158. 

Rear No. 157 Paris st. Owned by John English ; loss, $855 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Howard & Sons, as teamsters; loss, $1,000; occupied by 
J. Calleher, as stable; loss, $150; originated on 2d floor; extended through 
the building; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Five horses were burned in this stable. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-52 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 31 Thacher st. Owned by Bernard A. Doherty ; occupied by 
William Devlin, as tenement ; originated on 1st story ; cause, kerosene lamp 
exploding. 

Friday, 27th, 9-47 A.M. Box 76. 
No. 24 Rutland sq. Owned by Mr. Wilber; loss, $352; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Mrs. Mack, as dwelling; loss, $192; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2 7th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

Wyoming st. Owned by Jonathan French ; originated in pile of rubbish ; 
cause, incendiary. 



32 City Document No. 81. 

Friday, 27th, 3-15 P.M. Box 47. 
Nos. 10 and 12 India sq. Owned by H. B. Taylor; loss, $48; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by A. A. Sawyer, as oil-store; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, igniting of chemicals. 

Friday, 27th, 3-48 P.M. Box 32. 
No. 130 Myrtle. Owned by Joseph Comer; loss, $90; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by P. M. Marshall, as dwelling; loss, $200; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 27th, 7-15 P.M. Box 527. 
Childs st. Owned by J. H. Rowe ; occupied by Mr. Porter and others, as 
tenement ; originated on 1st story ; cause, kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-20 A.M. Box 57. 
No. 140 Harrison ate. Owned by J. M. Beebe heirs; loss, $55; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by Mrs. N. A. Carter, as dress-maker; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of oil stove. 

Saturday, 28th, 5-27 P. 31. Box 15. 
No. 139 Fulton st. Owned by Samuel Loud; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Bagnall & Loud, as block-manufacturers ; insurance, 
$13,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, overheated steam-pipe. 

Saturday, 28th, 11-20 P. 31. Still. 
Pitts pl. Owned by Williams ; originated in a pile of furniture ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-33 A. 31. Box 176. 
Pear op 510 Bennington st. Owned by R. Condon; loss, $115; insur- 
ance, $115; occupied by R. Condon, as shed; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 1 P. 31. Box 163. 
No. 1 Savage court. Owned by Lucinda Savage; loss, $15; insurance, 
$600; occupited by Jacob Strick, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Sunday, 29th, 9-10 P. 31. Still. 

No. 253 Dorchester st. Owned by J. Nolan; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by Ernest Wesson and others, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 30th, 9 A. 31. Still. 
No. 442 East Second st. Owned by James Manary; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Edward O'Neil, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot 
in chimney burning. 



SEPTEMBER, 

Wednesday, 1st, 0-06 P. 31. Box 129. 
No. 22 B st. Owned by Margaret Flynn; insurance, $3,000; occupied 
by Margaret Elynn, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in 
chimney. 

Wednesday, 1st, 6-33 P. 31. Box 59. 
No. 154 Lincoln st. Owned by A. H. Ellis; loss, $230; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by M. Salomons et als., as tailors, etc.; loss, $1,123; 
insurance, $2,450; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 33 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-12 P.M. Box 219. 
Huntington ave. Owned by A. Folsom ; loss, #282; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Clark & Buckley, as furniture-factory; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-56 P.M. Box 535. 
Metropolitan ave. Owned by L. L. Babbidge ; originated in stack of 
hay ; loss, $50 ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 2d, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 150 Beach st. Owned by John G. Tilton ; loss, $48 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Joseph Wharton, as liquor-store; loss, $5; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 3d, 9 A. M. Still. 
Rear of 755 East Sixth st. Owned by Howard Clapp; occupied by 
Thomas Coogan and others, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 3d, 5-07 P.M. Box 169. 
Cor. Webster and Lewis sts. Owned by Boston Sugar Refining Co. ; 
occupied by Boston S. R. Co., as melting-room; originated in 3d story; ex- 
tended through roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-55 A. M. Still. 
Cor. Webster and Lewis sts. Owned by Boston Sugar Refining Co. ; 
occupied by Boston S. R. Co., as melting-room; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-51 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 53 State st. Owned by Merchants' Exchange; insurance, $70,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-1 5 P. M. Still. 
No. 173 Roxbury st. Owned by Samuel Little; loss, $5; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated in the yard ; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 4th, 7-38 P.M. Box 2. 

Rear of 34 Charter st. Owned by Mrs. C. Butler ; occupied by A. 
Stewart, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 4th, 7-35 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 29 Wareham st. Owned by Cummings & Co. ; occupied by Cum- 
mings & Co., as builders; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 4th, 10-15 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 386 Tremont st. Owned by B. & A. R.R. Corporation ; occupied by 
C. Brigham & Co., as milk depot; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 5th, 1-38 A.M. Box 21. 
Nos. 39 to 49 Sudbury st. Owned by David Parker's heirs ; loss, $1,095; 
insurance, $2,000 ; owned by Williams estate; loss, $114; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by J. C. Gill, as harness manufactory; loss, $608; insurance, 
$700 ; occupied by Daly & Bryan, firemen's equipments ; loss, $536 ; insurance, 
$900; occupied by Sweeney & Driscoll, as horse boots; loss, $33; insurance, 
$500; occupied by A. B. Quick, as cigars; loss, $20; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by A. S. Quick, as liquors; loss, $700; originated on 1st floor of 
No. 41 ; extended from 39 to 49 ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



34 City Document No. 81. 

Sunday, 5th, 2-25 A. 31. Box 77. 
No. 25 Wareham st. Owned by B. D. Whitemore ; occupied by B. D. 
Whitemore, as carpenter; originated in shavings-bin; extended to roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 5th, 5-57 P. 31. Box 41. 

No. 265 Washington st. Owned by W. D. Sohier; loss, $725; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by Horace Dodd, as publishing-house; loss, $934; 
insurance, $3,400; occupied by A. V. Bugbee, as engraver; loss, $50; 
insurance, $800; occupied by Wilmot & Co., as clothing; loss, $8,441 ; insur- 
ance, $70,000; originated on 4th floor ; extended to roof ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 5th, 8-51 P.3T. Box 67. 
No. 42 Bennet st. Owned by Benjamin Heath; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Wm. W. Field, as lodging-house; loss, $25; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of a kerosene lamp. 



Monday, 6th, 6-35 A. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Dartmouth st. Owned by Mrs. Walsh; loss, $90; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mrs. Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $162; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, children with matches. 

Monday, 6th, 2-45 P. 31. Box 564. 
Smith pl., off North Harvard st. Owned by Andrew Thompson; 
loss, $10; occupied by W. C. Potter, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in 
closet in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 5-07 A.M. Box 28. 
No. 21 Blackstone st. Owned by Palmer heirs; loss, $31; insurance, 
$3,500 ; occupied by Samuel Brown, as cigar-manufactory ; loss, $10 ; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 8-24 A. 31. Box 162. 
No. 130 Meridian st. Owned byEben M. McPherson; occupied by Robert 
Low, as dwelling ; originated in 2d story ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-45 P. 31. Box 142. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8-11 P. 31. Box 463. 
No. 5 Thorndike st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $63; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Byron Byan, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $700; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 4-51 P. 31. Still. Automatic. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Owned by Chas. Roberts; insurance, $25,600; oc- 
cupied by C. H. Cadria, as machinist ; originated in basement ; cause, spark 
from furnace setting shavings on fire. 

Friday, 10th, 5 P.M. Still. 
No. 84 Court st. Owned by W. J. Prescott; insurance, $8,000; occu- 
pied by F. Hartung, as lager beer saloon; insurance, $1,800; originated in 
basement; cause, overheated smoke-pipe from boiler. 

Saturday, 11th, 2-06 P. 31. Box 52. 
No. 140 Essex st. Owned by C. U. Cotting; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by W. H. Bigwood, as second-hand furniture ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 



Appendix. 35 

Saturday, 11th, 3-07 P. M. Box 254. 

No. 8 Albert st. Owned by C. W. Morris; loss, $109; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. Sophia Miller, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 2d floor; extended to 1st and 3d floors; cause, oil from a kerosene stove 
taking fire. 

Remarks. — The fire was extinguished by citizens, with a bucket of water, 
before the arrival of the department. In trying to move the stove, Mrs. Sophia 
Miller was fatally burned. 

Sunday, 12th, 2-11 A.M. Box 461. 
No. 1 Arlington ave. Owned by Burbank & Ryder; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by Burbank & Ryder, as varnish-shed; loss, $300; insurance, $1,800; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Spice st. Originated in manure-pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 13th, 0-56 P.M. Box 35. 
Needless alarm. 

Monday, 13th, 5-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 819 Tremont st. Owned by F. F. Fay; occupied by Arthur H. 
O'Neil, as liquor-saloon; loss, $275; insurance, $4,000; originated on fly net- 
ting; cause, gas-jet igniting woodwork. 

Monday, 13th, 7-38 P. M. Box 1S3. 
No. 14 Webster ave. Owned by John H. Antcliff; occupied by John 
McLeod, as dwelling; originated on lower story; cause, breaking of a kero- 
sene lamp. 

Tuesday, 14th, 7-33h A.M. Box 259. 
No. 58 Bickford st. Owned by Chas. W. Morris; occupied by Win. 
Slater, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 14th, 6-39 P.M. Box 735. 

Harrison ave. and Chauncy st. Owned by C. V. Matson et als.; loss, 
$2,793; insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. F. Libbie et als., as printers, 
etc.; loss, $2,342; insurance, $6,300: originated on 3d floor; cause, sup- 
posed explosion of kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 14th, 6-53 P. M. Still. 
Whiting court. Originated in a pile of rubbish; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 14th, 6-52 P.M. Box 2. 
No. 48 Charter st. Owned by Michael Crumslick; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Bridget McElany, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in the attic; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 15th, 6-38 P.M. Box 46. 

No. Ill Milk st. Owned by trustees of Tufts College ; loss, $1,647; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by Cunninghan Iron Works Co., as store; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by St. Denis Dyestuff & Chem. Co., as store; loss, 
$131 ; insurance, $15,000; occupied by James A. Hearn &Co., as pamphlet-bind- 
ery ; loss, $1,334 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by A. T. Bliss & Co., as steam- 
printers ; loss, $965; insurance, $2,500; occupied by T. B. Rooney & Co., 
engravers; loss, $43; insurance, $600; occupied by C. S. Crain, as Elliott 
paper-box factory; loss, $675; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; 
extended to 5th floor ; cause, rats and matches. 



36 City Document No. 81. 

Wednesday, loth, 7-09 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 1 Stillman st. Owned by Mary Harkins ; loss, $85 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by A. Finn, as dwelling; loss, $133; insurance, $400; oc- 
cupied by Samuel Bornstein, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $400 ; occupied 
by A. Finn, as provision-store ; loss, $7 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 2d 
floor, in closet ; extended to roof; cause, mice and matches. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Lewis st. Owned by National Dock Co. ; occupied as club-room ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, burning cigar thrown in spittoon. » 

Thursday, 16th, 11-50 A.M. Box 431. 
No. 318 Bunker Hill st. Owned by B. M. Clark heirs ; occupied by D.^ 
M. Carter, as dwelling; originated on lower floor; cause, setting fire to straw. 

Thursday, 16th, l-09h P-M. Box 14. 
No. 57 Commercial Whare. Owned by S. S. Shaw; occupied by Ferdi- 
nand Favor, as storage of hay ; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, probably careless use of pipe. 

Thursday, 16th, 1-13 P. 31. Still. 
Lawrence, near Phipps st. Owned by G. Nagle ; occupied by G. Nagle, 
as stable ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 16th, 4-06 P.M. Box 146. 
Cor. East Sixth st. Owned by Boston Cordage Co. ; occupied by Bos- 
ton Cordage Co., as cordage-works; originated in yard; cause, dust from 
coal-screenings. 

Friday, 17th, 4-28 A.M. Box 244. 
No. 6 Alpine st. Owned by estate of A. D. Hodges; loss, $1,086; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by Ed. J. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $350; insur- 
ance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to 3d floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Friday, 17th, 7-34 P. 31. Still. 
No. 27 Causeway st. Owned by Mr. Potter; occupied by C. Hickey, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
oil lamp. 

Friday, 17th, 11-38 P. 31. Box 512. 
Eockview st. Owned by Jacob Gerlach; loss, $386; insurance, $2,700; 
occupied by Jacob Gerlach, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in attic; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-36 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 School st. Owned by Clark heirs; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by John Garland, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $983; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 18th, 11-17 P. 31. Box 93. 
No. 888 Tremont st. Owned by Bradley & Eldridge ; loss, $49 ; insur- 
ance $10,000 ; occupied by Geo. S. Tubman, as grocery; loss, $150; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 19th, 1-37 A. 31. Box 565. 

Cor. Market and Lincoln sts. Owned by T. M. Eoddy; loss, $100; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by T. M. Roddy, as store and tenement; loss, 
$61; insurance $500; occupied by M. Burke, as store and tenement; loss, 
$60; insurance, $1,075; originated in cellar; extended to 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 



Appendix. 37 

Sunday, 19th, 5-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 1179 Tremont st. Owned by Mr. Casey ; occupied by H. R. Eaton, 
as blacksmith ; originated around forge ; cause, hot iron. 

Sunday, 19th, 1-03 P. 31. Still. 
Pumping-station, Dover-st. Bridge. Owned by A. Curtis ; loss, $151 ; 
occupied by A. Curtis, as boiler-room; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
ashes from boiler. 

Sunday, 19th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Peaceable st. Owned by M. Shean; occupied by M. Shean, as dwelling; 
cause, smoky chimney. 

Monday, 20th, 7-20 P.3L Still. 
No. 37 Main st. Owned by G. Berry; loss, $10; originated on awning; 
cause, fire-works. 

Tuesday, 21st, 12-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 1G0 Dorchester ave. Owned by Melvin Lord; loss, $318; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Chas. Towle, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
3d floor; extended to roof; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Hoseman W. A. McKenzie, of Engine No. 15, rescued Geo. 
Towle, a lad of 15 years, from a smoky room, almost unconscious. 

Tuesday, 21st, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
Rear of No. 309 Bennington st. Owned by Mrs. Margaret Caddock; 
loss, $3; insurance, $500; occupied by Mr. F. Tanner, as dwelling; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Robinson, as dwelling; originated outside of building; cause, 
children with matches. 

Wednesday, 22d, 6-25 P.M. Box 8. 

Travers st. Owned by Geo. Woodward; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by C. F. Roberts, as carpenter ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 23d, 8-14 P.M. Still. 

Albany R.R., Ferdinand-st. Bridge. Owned by B. & A. R.R. ; origi- 
nated in box ; cause, hot ashes. 

Friday, 24th, 6-50 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 17 Prentiss st. Owned by S. Lippman ; occupied by Valentine Pope 
and several families, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
a kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 25th, 7-50 P.M. Box 341. 
No. 349 Commercial st. Owned by Frank King ; occupied by Thos. 
Owens and others, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, accidental, 
meat taking fire on the stove. 

Saturday, 25th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
Off Bremen st. Owned by Hilton & Milo Bros. ; occupied by Hilton & 
Milo Bros., as circus tent; originated in circus tent; cause, explosion of 
naphtha lamp. 

Remarks. — Mr. Killpar, circus employe, badly burned about back and 
neck, and was taken to the hospital. 

Sunday, 26th, 5-01 P.M. Box 125. 
False alarm. 



38 City Document No. 81. 

Sunday, 26th, 7-05 P.M. Box 69. 
Rear of No. 375 Albany st. Owned by J. F. Paul ; occupied by J. F. 
Paul, as dry-house and boiler-room ; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated 
steam-pipe ; no fire. 

Monday, 27th, 9-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 30 Lowell st. Owned by G. W. Williams ; occupied by Mrs. B. Egan, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, children playing with 
matches. 

Monday, 27th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

Champnet st. Owned by Stephen Eifler ; occupied by Stephen Eifler, as 
cooper-shop; cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 29th, 9-39 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 19 Indiana pl. Owned by Mrs. Dixon; loss, $32; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Davis, as lodging-house; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting of a kerosene stove. 

Remarks. — Miss Esby Abbott, a sick lady, is supposed to have fallen on to 
the kerosene stove, upsetting the same. She was badly burned, and taken to 
the City Hospital, where she died at 6 o'clock P.M. 

Wednesday, 29th, 6-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 368 Tremont st. Owned by Mrs. A. A. Huntington ; occupied by 
Mrs. M. A. Walker, as boarding-house; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, gas-jet setting a curtain on fire. 

Thursday, 30th, 6-04 P. 31. Box 565. 
Western ave. Owned by Butchers' Slaughtering and Melting Association ; 
loss, $10; insurance, $6,000; occupied by J. W. Smith, as steam-mill; origi- 
nated in dry-room ; cause, overheating of pipe. 



OCTOBER. 



Saturday, 2d, 3-35 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 149 Endicott st. Owned by A. H. Livtrmore; loss, $18; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mary O'Brien, as tenement; loss, $3; originated 
in ell in rear ; cause, probably by boys. 

Saturday, 2d, 11-59 P.M. Still. 
O. C. R.R. Owned by O. C. R.R. Co.; originated on a pile of coal; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 3d, 1-53 P. 31. Box 57. 
No. 55 Oak st. Owned by Isaac Dobson; loss, $28; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Mrs. R. E. Smiley, as boarding-house; originated in basement; 
cause, igniting of a naphtha stove while burning. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-39 P. 31. Box 158. 
No. 82 Meridian st. Owned by Mrs. Benj. Brown; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by J. Cantwell, as shoe-store ; originated on 1st floor in water-closet; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

3Ionday, 4th, 2-45 A. 31. Still. 
No. 158 Charles st. Owned by Hoppin heirs; loss, $20; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by F. W. Williams, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, rats with matches. 



Appendix. 39 

Monday, 4th, 1-25 P.M. Still. Automatic. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Owned by Chas. Roberts; originated in basement; 
cause, occasioned by shavings taking fire. 

Tuesday, 5th, 7-55 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 432 Main st. Owned by Geo. Hall heirs; loss, $1,000; occupied by 
Mass. Metallic Spring Bed Co.; loss, $673; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause, spontaneous. 

Wednesday, 6th, 1-10 A.M. Still. 

Rear of 88 and 90 West Third st. Owned by Mrs. Hannah Poole ; 
loss, $55; insurance, $4,800; occupied by Mrs. Hannah Poole and others, as 
out-house to dwelling; originated in out-house ; cause, spontaneous combustion 
of oily rags. 

Wednesday, 6th, 2 A.M. Still. 

No. 183 High st. Owned by Francis Parkman ; insurance, $11,000; oc- 
cupied by Golding & Dennison, as printers' supplies ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$20,000; originated on top floor; cause, sawdust in wooden spit-box. 

Wednesday, 6th, 1-56 A.M. Box 73. 
Nos. 1391 and 1393 Washington st. Owned by Tirrell heirs; loss, $222; 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by Wadman & Co., as stove store; loss, $150; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. Shumans, as bar-room; loss, $10; insur- 
ance $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 1-12 P.M. Box 218. 
No. 6 Hotel Warren, Warren st. Owned by C. E. Pickard ; occupied 
by E. A. Humphrey and others, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 8th, 2-47 P. 31. Box 5. 
Cor. Lowell and Causeway sts. Owned by Mrs. Mary P. Geyer; oc- 
cupied by Geo. T. Tate, as apothecary; loss, $150; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of a bottle of ether and setting fire to the 
premises. 

Friday, 8th, 5 P.M. Still. 

West Second, near D st. Originated in vacant lot; cause, old lumber 
set on fire by boys. 

Saturday, 9th, 1-05 A. 31. Still. 
No. 71 Chestnut st. Owned by Johnson heirs ; occupied by H. M. 
Hutcbins, as painter; insurance, $1,000; originated in stove; cause, smoke 
mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 9th, 10-44 A.M. Still. 
No. 33 Athens st. Owned by heirs of Edward Smith ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Bridget Connelly, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, paper and rags stuffed into chimney flue. 

Saturday, 9th, 10-45 P.M. Box 123. 
Nos. 63 and 65 A and 82 Broadway. Owned by Eliza A. Linton and 
Mrs. Annie Cole; loss, $285; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Thos. H. 
Roberts, as hack stable; loss, $50; occupied by Eliza A. Linton, as dwelling; 
loss, $86; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Devine Bros., as liquor saloon ; 
loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Devine Bros, and others, as dwell- 
ing; originated in stable; extended to dwelling 82 Broadway; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Sunday, 10th, 3-57 P. 31. Box 121. 
False alarm. 



40 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 11th, 3-20 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 7 Green st. Owned by S. H. Bennett heirs; loss, .$60; insurance, 
$35,000 ; occupied by H. M. Richards, as jewelry and fancy metal-works ; 
loss, $200; insurance, $30,800; originated on 3d floor; extended to roof; 
cause, wooden ventilator taking fire from some unknown cause. 

Monday, 11th, 4-05 P.M. Box 83. 
No. 106 Chester park. Owned by Mrs. Montague; occupied by Mrs. 
Northup, as lodging-house ; cause, smoky chimney. 

Monday, 11th, 7-05 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 19 East Concord st. Owned by Howard Ticknor, insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by G. Ford, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Tuesday, 12th, 9-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 40 Thacher st. Owned by G. Crosby; loss, $20; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Bridget Murphy and others, as tenement; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-42 P.M. Box 457. 
False alarm. 

Friday, loth, 8-1 6 P. M. Box 419. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by Franklin Baldwin ; loss, $400 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Gillett & Son, as carriage-factory and furniture, etc. ; 
loss, $576; insurance, $1,250; occupied by Batchelder & Co., as carriage- 
factory and furniture, etc. ; originated in shaving-shute ; cause, shavings 
taking fire. 

Friday, 15th, 9-17 P. M. Box 53. 
No. 660 Washington st. Owned by Moses Williams heirs ; loss, $4 ; 
insurance, $50,000; occupied by Brine & Norcross, as furnishing goods; 
loss, $15 ; insurance, $25,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
an electric light setting fire to counter covers. 

Saturday, 16th, 10-15 A. M. Still. 
East First, eoot of I st. Owned by Darrow, Mann, & Co. ; occupied by 
Darrow, Mann, & Co., as wharf; loss, $10; originated in coal-pile; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 1 6th, 4-35 P. M. Still. 
No. 114 Bremen st. Owned by J. H. Stevenson; occupied by J. H. 
Stevenson, as dwelling; originated in barrel; cause, hot ashes. 

Sunday, 1 7th, 2-36 A. M. Box 36. 
Needless alarm; supposed fire in building No. 11 Court st. 

Sunday, 17th, 7-35 P.M. 
No. 5 Bat View pl. Owned by Win. Janes; insurance, $1,200; occu- 
pied by Wm. Janes, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated in cellar;, 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 4-48 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 326 Beacon st. Owned by Otto Dressel; loss, $52; insurance, 
$10,000; unfinished building; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Monday, 18th, 5-21 P.M. Box 421. 
Waverley House, City sq. Owned by Moses Dow heirs ; originated 
in chimney ; cause, soot taking fire. 



Appendix. 41 

Monday, 18th, 6-14 P. 31. Box 54. 

No. 52j| Beach st. Owned by J. G. Haynes ; loss, $200; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Robert L. Bentley, as fruit-store; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Roxana Powers, as lodging-house; loss, $29 ; insurance, $800; 
originated on 4th story; cause, upsetting a kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 18th, 10-37 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 99 Tyler st. Needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 19th, 5-14 A.M. Box 99. 
Rear of No. 407 Beacon st. Owned by A. B. Henshaw; loss, $150; 
occupied by A. B. Henshaw, as storage and wood shed; originated in shed; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 19th, 1-17 P.M. Box 9. 
No 4 Holden court. Owned by Joshua Holden; loss, $14; insurance, 
$250; occupied by Andrew Murphy, as tenement; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause, kindling-wood in stove oven taking fire. 

Tuesday, 19th, 6-17 P. 31. Box 123. 
No. 63 A st. Owned by Eliza A. Linton; insurance, $275; occupied by 
Thos. H. Roberts, as hack-stable ; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 20th, 0-12 A. 31. Box 113. 
No. 179 West First st. Owned by W. P. Stone & Co. ; loss, $355; 
insurance, $900; occupied by W. P. Stone & Co., as wheelwright and black- 
smith; loss, $870; insurance, $1,100; originated on lstfloor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 3-50 A. 31. Box 166. 
Jeffries, near Everett st. Owned by John Broinfield; loss, $25; occu- 
pied by John Broinfield, as tobacconist; loss, $50; originated in lower part; 
extended through building; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 10-52 P. 31. Box 9. 
No. 15 Clark st. Owned by Daniel Bagley ; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Mary Conley, as tenement ; cause, kerosene lamp used in fighting. 

Thursday, 21st, 1-34 A.31. Box 342. 
No. 31 Walnut st. Owned by Mrs. A. D. McEachern; loss, $324; .in- 
surance, 84,500; occupied by Mrs. A. D. McEachern, as boarding-house; 
loss, $175; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to attic; 
cause, accidental, from defective hot-air pipe. 

Thursday, 21st, 5-19 A.M. Box 342. 
No. 31 Walnut st. Owned by Mrs. A. D. McEachern; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Mrs. A. D. McEachern, as lodging-house; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on attic floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 21st, 7 A. 31. Still. 
Nos. 37 and 39 West Third st. Occupied by Burke Bros. ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Mrs. Mary Birmingham, as dwelling; loss, 
$10 ; originated on 2d floor, No. 39 ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 21st, 7-18 P. 31. Box 142. 
No. 435 West Second st. Owned by Mrs. Abbie Pearsons; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Johnson & Co., as stable; insurance, 
$10,000; originate'd on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



42 City Document No. 81. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-37 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Court st. Owned by C. U. Cotting; insurance, $12,000; occupied 
by A. A. Rhodes, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
3d floor; cause, gas-jet setting fire to lace curtain. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-41 P. 31. Box 68. 
Olive pl. Cause, smoke beating down from chimney. 

Friday, 22d, 2-50 P.M. Still. 
Rear Maywood st. Owned by Haskell heirs. Originated among 
dry leaves ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 22d, 7-05 P. 31. Box 521. 
Franklin park. Originated in leaves and underbrush ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 23d, 0-21 A. 31. Box 52. 

Nos. 54 and 56 Bedford st. Owned by heirs of Andrew Carney; loss, $4; 

insurance, $7,000 ; occupied by Samson & Hubbard, as hatters ; insurance, 

$4,300 ; occupied by A. Foebisch, as furrier ; occupied by A. Caglioni, as 

fruit-cellar ; originated in cellar ; cause, dropping a lighted match in rubbish. 

Saturday, 23d, 7-43 P. 31. Box 421 
Water st. and Warren ave. Owned by Lewis Hall,; loss, $397 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Woods & Haley, as blacksmiths; loss, $156 
insurance, $250; occupied by Edwin Porter, as furniture-factory; loss, $432 
insurance, $500; occupied by Hopkins & Gove, as stair-builders; loss, $220 
insurance, $300 ; originated on lower floor ; extended to 3d floor ; cause, 
caught from boiler. 

Saturday, 23d, 8-43 P. 31. Box 54. 
No. 17 Tyler st. Owned by Mrs. Conners ; insurance, $3,500; occupied 
by Thomas Woods, as boarding-house ; originated in the yard ; cause, hot 
ashes in a wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-05 A. 31. Still. 
A st. Owned by Dole Fertilizing Co.; occupied by Dole Fertilizing Co., 
as fertilizers ; originated on manure-heap; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-59 A. 31. Box 242. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-27 P. 31. Box 69. 
No. 16 Ashland pl. Owned by Dr. Saunders; loss, $300; occupied by 
W. Hewes, as dwelling; loss, $55; insurance, $1,800; originated on 1st 
floor ; extended to 3d floor ; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Sunday, 24th, 4-05 P. 31. Box 125. 
False alarm ; given by boys from keyless box. 

31onday, 25th, 11-58 A. 31. Box 138. 
East First, near N st. Owned by County of Suffolk; occupied by 
County of Suffolk, as House of Correction; cause, burning weeds in garden. 

31onday, 25th, 5-54 P. 31. Box 421. 
No. 15 Chelsea st. Owned by Hittinger & Cook; occupied by H. Her- 
man, as store-shed; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 



Appendix. 43 

Monday, 25th, 7-42 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 162 Commercial st. Owned by estate of Benj. F. Wing; loss, $153; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Bagnall & Loud, as pump and block makers; 
loss, $100; insurance, $16,000; originated in 2d story; cause, soot from 
chimney, setting fire to office floor. 

Tuesday, 26th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 
Eastern Div. Boston & Maine R.R. Car-load of brimstone ; extended 
to car; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 27th, 6-38 P.M. Box 213. 
No 32 George st. Owned by Thomas F. Scanlan; loss, $300; insurance, 
$19,950; occupied by Thos. F. Scanlan, as piano-factory; loss, $2,200; 
insurance, $15,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed by friction of 
machinery. 

Friday, 29th, 7-07 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 92 and 94 Broad st. Owned by George W. Crocker; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by W. H. Swift, as Boston Bolt and Nut Co.; insurance, 
$4,000 ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 29th, 8-14 P.M. Box 568. 

Washington st. Owned by Howard Hayford, agent; loss, $53; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. Linda Bryant, as club-house; loss, $25; 
originated in cupola; extended to roof; cause, accidental, Chinese lanterns 
igniting. 

Friday, 29th, 10-15 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 65 and 67 A st. Owned by Annie G. Cole; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,990; occupied by Michael Ward et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 30th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 Grove st. Owned by H. G. Gray; occupied by Mrs. R. Lewis, 
as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 30th, 5-47 P. 31. Box 15. 

Nos. 11 and 12 Commercial st. Owned by Commercial Wharf Co.; 
loss, $100 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by A. B. Wight, as carriage- 
makers' supplies; loss, $110; insurance, $8,500 ; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, sparks from blacksmith forge. 

Saturday, 30th, 6-48 P.M. Box 175. 

Bremen st. Owned by Dennis Donovan; loss $15; insurance, $700; 
occupied by Dennis Donovan, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $400; 
originated in closet; cause, children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 31st, 10-47 A.M. Box 23. 
No. 2 Bowdoin st. Owned by Tenney & Prescott; loss, $230; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by E. A. & F. L. Dow, as dwelling; loss, $510; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on 2d floor in closet; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 31st, 7-47 P.M. Box 9. 
Rear of No. 35 Clark st. Insurance, $600; occupied by John Flaherty, 
as tenement; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Sunday, 31st, 9-28 P.M. Box 356. 

Rear No. 755 Washington st. Owned by Mary A. Tolman ; loss, 
$850; insurance, $500; occupied by Geo. Dobbs, as stable; loss, $300; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, in- 
cendiary. 



44 City Document No. 81. 



NOVEMBER. 

Monday, 1st, 5-15 A.M. Still. 
City Hall, School st. Owned by city of Boston; occupied by city 
of Boston, as offices ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, electric-light apparatus 
taking fire. 

Monday, 1st, 7-51 P.M. Box 567. 
Market st. Owned by Samuel J. Wild ; loss, $45 ; insurance, $250 ; 
occupied by Samuel J. Wild, as stable ; loss, $52 ; insurance, $450 ; origi- 
nated in hay-loft ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 3d, 1-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 13 Somerset st. Owned by Sargent; loss, $5; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Mrs. J. M. H. Dow, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Wednesday, 3d, 6-43 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 222 and 224 Franklin st. Owned by Parker estate ; loss, $490 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by W. F. Brown, as book and job printing; 
loss, $557; insurance, $11,200; occupied by Geo. B. Hamlin, as book and 
job printing; loss, $75; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Yale & Towne, as 
hardware ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; extended to roof; 
cause, defective chimney flue. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 65 A st. Owned by Annie G. Cole ; insurance, $2,990 ; occupied by 
Michael Ward et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Thursday, 4th, 11-20 A.M. Box 19. 
No. 15 Cross st. Originated in kettle on store ; cause, police saw smoke 
from window, caused by fat taking fire on stove. 

Thursday, 4th, 2-34 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 60 Barton st. Owned by Margaret Finley; occupied by H. M. 
Kenney, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, paper accidentally 
taking fire under stove. 

Friday, 5th, 5-40 P.M. Box 45. 
No. 66 Federal st. Owned by Jere Abbott; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by E. G. Robinson, as paper and twine; loss, $50; insurance, $7,000; 
originated in basement; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Saturday, 6th, 6-37 A.M. Box 125. 
Dorr st. Owned by Farwell Bros, loss, $500; insurance, $500 ; occupied 
by Farwell Bros., as wood-yard; loss, $1,400; insurance, $1,400; originated 
on 1st floor boiler-room ; cause, flame from newly lighted fire in boiler-room. 

Saturday, 6th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 289 Dorchester st. Owned by John Luehini; loss, $3; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Luehini et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, rats and matches in a closet. 

Saturday, 6th, 11-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Court st. Owned by Wm. Minot; loss, $10; insurance, $50,000; 
occupied by T. F. Barrows, as temperance restaurant; insurance, $4,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, electric-light wire. 



Appendix. 45 

Sunday, 7th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 11 Kemp st. Owned by James Kemp; insurance, $600; occupied by 
Michael Halloran and others, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 7th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
Wharf, East First and I sts. Owned by Darrow, Mann, & Co. ; origi- 
nated in coal-pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 8th, 10-25 A.M. Box 521. 
Off Union ave. Cause, accidental, burning of a kettle of tar in the street. 

Monday, 8th, 5-56 P.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 336 and 338 Washington st. Owned by Mary A. Shimmin ; loss, $10 ; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by W. Caro, as tailor and manuf. clothing; loss, 
$12; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor, clothes-closet; cause, prob- 
ably from lighted match dropped in clippings. 

Monday, 8th, 11-01 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 33 Prentiss st. Owned by James Gately ; loss, $108; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated in cellar; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-14 P.M. Box 161. 
No. 136 Marginal st. Owned by Mrs. Sarah Bowker ; occupied by Mrs. 
Sutherland, as tenement; originated on 2d story; cause, boiling over of 
kettle of sugar. 

Tuesday, 9th, 11-31 P.M. Box 412. 

Rear No. 201 Main st. Owned by L. Hathon ; occupied by F. Ramsey, 
as dwelling and shed ; originated in ash barrel ; cause, hot ashes. 

Wednesday, 10th, 3-01 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 6 Lynde ave. Owned by Alfred Raymond ; occupied by Charles 
Brennan and others, asdwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, stove-pipe 
igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-28 P.M. Box 224. 
Rear No. 974 Harrison ave. Owned by Thomas Hall; loss, $95; in- 
surance, $300; occupied by several families, as wood-shed; loss, $40; 
originated on the floor; extended to roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 9-44 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 129 to 135 State st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Maynard & Irwin, as teas and coffees; loss, 
$1,458; insurance, $22,000; occupied by Butler, Breed, & Co., as produce; 
loss, $16; insurance, $300; originated on 5th floor; extended to roof; 
cause, friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 11th, 2 A.M. Still. 
No. 2£ Avert st. Owned by J. M. Little; loss, $70; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Geo. Mugford, as liquor-saloon; loss, $100; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-45 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 71 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by John Tein, 
as locksmith ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, can of benzine igniting from 
candle. 



46 City Document No. 81. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-38 P.M. Box 243. 
No. 173 Eoxbuet st. Owned by Samuel Little ; loss, $480 ; insurance, 
$3,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated in closet, 3d floor; extended to roof; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 12th, 2-59 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 570 Shawmut ave. Owned by Owen Teevan ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied byL. Cunningham, as plumber-shop: loss, $10; insurance, 
$200; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 13th, 1-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 41 Wall st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; loss, $110; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Kate Devine, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 5th floor; 
cause unknown, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 13th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 306 Atlantic ave. Owned by Joel Thayer estate; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Herman Collins, as clothing; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $1,750; originated on first floor, near window; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 14th, 9-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 508 Harrison ave. Owned by Mr. McBride ; occupied by E. C. 
Penty, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, smoking pipe in 
bed. 

Sunday, 14th, 7-36 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 Maverick st. Owned by Union Institution for Saving; occupied 
by Win. Harris and others, as store and dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $700; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 15th, 10-30 A. M. Still. Automatic. 
No. 19 Chardon st. Needless alarm. 

Monday, 15th, 0-48 P.M. Box 218. 

No. 15 Warren st. Owned by Frank Ferdinand ; occupied by Wm. 
Fowler, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothing falling 
on hot stove. 

Monday, 15th, 10-02 P.M. Box 164. 

No. 272 Marginal st. Owned by Simpson Dry Dock Co. ; loss, $210 ; 
insurance, $250 ; occupied by Fitch & Joy, as blacksmiths ; originated in 
lower story; extended through roof; cause, probably sparks from furnace. 

Tuesday, 16th, 11-22 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 154 Bowen st. Owned by James Graham ; loss, $86 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John D. O'Keefe, as liquor-saloon; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion oils and 
rags. 

Wednesday, 1 7th, 2-30 A. M. Box 218. 

No. 24£ Warren st. Owned by Arthur W. Tufts; loss, $51; insurance, 
$850 ; occupied by James A. McCauley, as paint-shop ; loss, $150 ; insur- 
ance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 17th, 1-08 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 489 Tremont st. Owned by Geo. Churchill; loss, $4; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mrs. Flagler, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, clothes left too near the stove taking fire. 



Appendix. 47 

Wednesday, 17th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 122 Lincoln st. Owned by Wm. Simes; insurance, $3,500; occupied 
by J. Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, wood left too near 
the stove. 

Wednesday, 17th, 2-01 P.M. Box 245. 
No. 10 Terrace st. Owned by Wm. Goldsmith; loss, $660; insurance, 
#5,000; occupied by Mrs. Masterson, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated to 
bedroom, 2d floor; cause, little girl playing with matches and setting fire in 
the bed. 

Wednesday, 17th, 5-16 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 98 Cross st. Owned by Phinehas Stone ; occupied by Josiah Knight, 
as produce; originated in basement; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-26 P.M. Box 18. 
Nos. 85 Court and 9 to 15 Brattle st. Owned by Stumcke & Goodwin, 
Mary Ann Wales and N. W. Emmons; loss, $3,012.; insurance, $70,000; 
occupied by Stumcke & Goodwin, as hotel ; insurance, $20,000; originated in 
water-closet in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 5-02 A. M. Box 5. 
No. 26 Billerica st. Owned by Mary Burke; occupied by Dennis 
Kelleher, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, window-curtain taking 
fire from lamp. 

Thursday, 18th, 11-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 West Second st. Owned by John K. Means; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by James Clark et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Friday, 19th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 2o9 Bowen st. Owned by Mr. Parker ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied 
by S. Holmes, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective stove- 
funnel. 

Friday, 19th, 7-45 P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 80 to 86 Fulton st. Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-04 A.M. Box 158. 
No. 33 Meridian st. Owned by city of Boston ; loss, $300; occupied by 
city of Boston, as court-room and public library; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, cigar thrown in wooden spittoon. 

Saturday, 20th, 9-28 A.M. Box 8. 
No. 12 Sudbury st. Owned by Munroe heirs; loss, $190; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by Woods Bros., as paints and oils; loss, $590; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, lamp dropping from lantern. 

Saturday, 20th, 3-26 P.M. Box 94. 
No. 145 Dartmouth st. Owned by Robert T. Paine ; loss, $873 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by T. M. Cowles, as art school; occupied by Mark 
Hollingsworth, as art school; occupied by Albert Graves, as art school; oc- 
cupied by Mrs. M. Higgins, as bakery; originated on 1st floor; extended to 
3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 20th, 3-33 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 19 N. Russell st. Needless alarm. 



48 City Document No. 81. 

Sunday, 21st, 6-12 A.M. Box 525. 
Pond, cor. Prince st. Owned by J. S. Eobinson ; loss, $1,025; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by Chas. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $1,557; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 3d floor; extended to roof; cause, accidental upsetting 
of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-03 A.M. Box 212. 
No. 830 Albany st. Owned by M. J. Kenney; occupied by P. J. Welch, 
as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, children playing with 
matches setting fire to bed. 

Sunday, 21st, 11-12 A.M. Box 99. 
West Chester park. Owned by Speare, Gregory, & Co. ; loss, $25; 
unoccupied stable; originated on 1st floor; extended to roof; cause, set by 
boys. 

Sunday, 21st, 10-42 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 53 Blackstone st. Owned by heirs of Silas Pierce; loss, $546; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by Waitt & Bond, as manufacturers of cigars ; loss, 
$13,444; insurance, $40,000; originated on 3d floor; extended to 4th floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 5-29 A.M. Box 96. 
No. 11 Cortes st. Owned by Mrs. E. D. Tetford; loss, $1,350; insurance? 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. M. S. Clancy, as lodging-house; loss, $457; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by J. A. McQurrey, as dwelling; loss, $85; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Alden st. Owned by John Stetson & Co.; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by John Stetson & Co., as printing-office; insurance, $20,000; 
originated on 5th floor; cause, hanging old rags on gas-bracket. 

Wednesday, 24th, 4-49 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 155 Cambridge st. Owned by W. I. Bowditch ; occupied by P. 
Solomons, as gent's furnishing goods; loss, $400; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, accidental dropping kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 24th, 8-12 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 605 Trkmont st. Owned by A. Hamlin; occupied by Mrs. Pay, as 
dwelling; cause, smoky chimney. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-04 A.M. Box 451. 
No. 109 Medford st. Owned by E. Keyes; originated in a pile of soft 
coal ; extended to wood-pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 25th, 11-36 A. 31. Box 214. 
No. 665 Shawmut ave. Owned by Dennis Plagg ; loss, $50 ; occupied by 
James Withey, as lodging-house; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 25th, 7-29, 7-59 P.M. Box 8. 

Nos. 232 to 234 Friend st. Owned by Chas. Koberts ; loss, $1,272; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by Cutter & Parker, as doors and blinds; loss, 
$11,272; insurance, $11,750; occupied by J. C. Hanscom, as conductor's 
punches; loss, $607 ; insurance, $2,000; originated on 5th floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Remarks. — Ladderman Wm. H, Flavell, of Ladder Co. No. 8, was killed at 
this fire, caused by suffocation. 



Appendix. 49 

Saturday, 27th, 1-28 A.M. Box 4. 

Nos. 74 to 76 Beverly st. Owned by J. G. Russell; loss, $627; insur- 
ance, $5,500; occupied by R. Powers, as marble-worker; loss, $375; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by G. T. Burnham, as carpenter; loss, $150; 
occupied by Wassemius & Dussualt, as cabinet-makers ; loss, $622 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. W. Clark, as cabinet-maker; loss, $500; insurance, 
$5d0; occupied by W. A. Snow, as iron-worker; loss, $55; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by J. Kennison, as furniture ; loss, $222 ; insurance, 
$1,100; originated on 5th floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-20 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 3 Kingston court. Owned by Jacob Pfaff; insurance, $800; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Margaret Grady; loss, $2; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Foss st. Owned by J. Trull heirs; occupied by Mrs. Hayes, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
Rear of 130 Broadway. Owned by H. N. Hatch ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Ellis & Lewis, as stable; loss, $20; originated in wagon, 1st 
floor ; cause, load of furniture in contact with gas-jet. 

Saturday, 27th, 10-34 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 100 to 108 Richmond st. Owned by John Scaroni; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by O. C. Blanchard, as dealer in chamber furniture; loss, 
$25; insurance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion among oily excelsior. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-34 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 74 North Margin st. Owned by Mary Slattery; loss, $11; "insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Andrew W. Kelly, as tenement; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, by the upsetting of a kerosene lamp during a fight. 

Sunday, 28th, 3-08, 3-14, 3-29 A.M. Box 156. 

No. 79 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Man'fg Co.; loss, $16,394; 
insurance, $15,250; occupied by Lockwood Man'fg Co., as machinists; loss, 
$81,523; insurance, $137,250; employes on machinists' tools ; loss, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; extended to adjoining building; cause unknown.. 

Remarks. — H. Pigeon & Sons suffered a loss on building of $25, with an 
insurance of $4,000, with a loss on stock of $500, and no insurance. 

Sunday, 28th, 4-44 P.M. Box 24. 
Rear op 18 North Russell st. Owned by Ira Litchfield heirs ; loss, $25 ; 
occupied by Mrs. C. Eagle, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in closet, 2d 
floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 28th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 612 Tremont st. Owned by John Mara ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. Witherell, as lodging-house; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated grate. 

Monday, 29th, 5-26 A.M. Box 35. 
Cor. Pemberton sq. and Tremont st. Fire in a pile of lumber; loss, 
$5; Emery & Stewart, as builders; originated on pile of lumber; cause, by 
lighting fire under two portable boilers. 



50 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 29th, 1-38 P.M. Box 139. 
No. 555 East Second st. Owned by John J. Doyle; loss, $5; occupied 
by John J. Doyle, as stable ; originated outside ; cause, bedding set on fire 
by boys. 

Monday, 29th, 4-34 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 1900A Washington st. Owned by G. Evans; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by A. Ball, as toy store; loss, $95; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, throwing lighted match into pile of straw. 

Monday, 29th, 6-13 P.M. Box 24. 
Rear No. 29 North Russell st. Owned by Ira Litchfield; loss, $20; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by S. Ray, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 29th, 9-59 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 8 Lowell st. Owned by P. O. Donald; loss, $145; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by B. McCabe, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 30th, 2-36 P.M. Box 183. 
No. 38 Cottage st. Owned by Greir heirs; loss, $30; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove used in drying plaster. 



DECEMBER. 



Wednesday, 1st, 6-51 A. M. Box 43. 
No. 512 Washington st. Owned by Carney heirs ; occupied by Chas. H. 
Barnes, as furniture store ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, electric-light 
wires. 

Wednesday, 1st, 6-07 P.M. Box 157. 
No. 166 Liverpool st. Owned by Hodge & Co. ; loss, $1,600; insurance, 
$1,200 ; occupied by Hodge & Co., as storage and stable ; loss, $1,270 ; insur- 
ance $1,300; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 2d, 2-16 A.M. Box 156. 

Tow-boat, Ladd's Wharf, foot of Sumner st. 

Remarks. — Fire in tow-boat " Nabby C," owned by C. O. Davis; origi- 
nated in deck-house ; caused by overheated furnace-pipe ; loss on boat, 
No insurance. 



Thursday, 2d, 7-16 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Howard st. Owned by Evans heirs ; occupied by L. Franks, as 
saloon ; originated in basement ; cause, explosion of kerosene-oil lamp. 

Thursday, 2d, 7-38 P.M. Still. 

No. 87 Milk st. Owned by New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. ; 
loss, $110; insurance $20,000; occupied by American Note Co., as bath and 
wash room ; originated on 6th floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 2d, 11-50 P.M. Still. 
Out of the citt. Cause, call for assistance from the City of Brockton. 
Remarks. — Telegraph despatch received, and Engine Co. 15 responded, 
and rendered valuable assistance. 



Appendix. 51 

Friday, 3d, 11-59 A.M. Box 266. 
No. 75 Dale st. Owned by Salim Lissner ; loss, $940 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Salim Lissner, as dwelling; loss, $1,402; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 3d, 2-53 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 15 West Windsor st. Owned by Gushing & Hall; occupied by 
Duncan Steward, as dwelling; originated in cellar; cause, rags in chimney 
taking fire. 

Friday 3d, 3-15 P.M. Box 318. 
Clifton st. Owned by Jacob Bird; loss, $15; occupied by Jacob Bird, 
as storage ; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 3d, 9-08 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 751 Washington st. Owned by C. U. Cotting; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $16,000; occupied by W. Messing et als., as tailor, etc.; loss, $21; 
insurance, $16,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-40 A. M. Still. 
No. 16 Stillman st. Owned by Thomas McCormick ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by M. Hatzsky, as dwelling ; loss, $9 ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 4th, 9-53 A. 31. Box 6. 

No. 129 Leverett st. Owned by E. Farnsworth; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. E. Lynch, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, $400; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 83 Pinckney st. Owned by J. M. Clark ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by S. T. Clark, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-09 P.M. Box 175. 
No. 434 Saratoga st. Owned by James Lewis; loss, $280; insurance, 
$700; occupied by James Lewis, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-37 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 145 Fclton st. Owned by E. H. Fennessy; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by William McFee, as galvanizing-works ; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 4th, 4-59 P.M. Box 158. 
No. 3 Paris court. Owned by John Kentin ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $800 ; 
occupied by Samuel Moffitt, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 5th, 0-58 A. M. Box 8. 

No. 45 Pitts st. Owned by Grant heirs; occupied by E. Hersey, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 5th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 502 East Broadway. Owned by Dr. W. H. Ruddick; occupied by 
Dr. W. H. Ruddick, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-03 A.M. Box 86. 
No. 100 Springfield st. Owned by Mrs. Stephen Smith; loss, $35; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated in 
cellar; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 



52 City Document No. 81. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 108-110 West Broadway. Owned by Thomas Jager; loss, 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Geo. J. Augerton et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$20 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, bed taking fire from stove. 

Sunday, 5th, 11-0 S A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Forest pl. Owned by E. A. White; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by F. G. Brown, as dwelling; loss, $57; insurance, $500; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 5th, 11-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 1088 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. C. Eager; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Goodwin & Roberts, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 127 High st. Owned by J. H. Studley; loss, $10; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by J. H. Studley, as dwelling ; loss, $40 ; insurance, $900 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, clothing taking fire from open grate. 

Tuesday, 7th, 2-35 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 386 Hanover st. Owned by H. Pinkofsky; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. H. L. Lannagan, as store and dwelling; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 7th, 3-32 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 44 Rutland st. Owned by Mrs. Marony; loss, $150; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Miss H. E. Gilman, as dwelling; loss, $17; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 7th, 4-51 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 139 Shawmdt ave. Owned by German Catholic Society; loss, $8; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by Singler & Becker, as groceries ; originated on 
4th floor ; cause, upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-35 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 109 State st. Owned by Saltonstall heirs ; insurance, $20,000 ; occu- 
pied by Western Union Telegraph Co., as operating-room ; originated on 5th 
floor; cause, electricity from wires setting floor on fire. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-55 P.M. Box 245. 
Rear No. 59 Pynchon st. Owned by Henry Paff; loss, $436; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Schnitzer Bros, et als., as stable; loss, $175; insurance, 
$2,976 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-34 A.M. Box 67. 
No. 835 Washington st. Owned by heirs of Wm. H. Mann; occupied by 
B. A. Atkinson & Co.; insurance, $100,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
paper taking fire. 

Wednesday, 8th, 5-39 P.M. Box 36. 
Nos. 9, 11, and 13 Kilby st. Owned by Moses Williams estate; loss, 
$2,870; insurance, $20,000; occupied by W. L. Burbank ; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $300; occupied by Geo. W. Smith; loss, $50; insurance, $125; occu- 
pied by Wm. B. Sears; loss, $125; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Weston 
& Bigelow ; loss, $125 ; insurance, $200 ; occupied by John J. Quinan, as tene- 
ment; loss, $100; insurance, $500; occupied by Mrs. Josephine Reggio, for 
storage of furniture ; loss, $3,200; insurance, $10,000; originated in cellar ; 
extended to 5th floor ; cause, defective furnace. 



Appendix. 53 

Thursday, 9th, 9 P. M. Still. 
No. 109 Chandler st. Owned by J. Rea; loss, $59; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by J. Rea, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, range setting 
fire to wood-work. 

Friday, 10th, 6-04h, 6-15 A.M. Box 46. 
Nos. 151 and 153 Milk st. Owned by M. E. Homer et als. ; loss, $1,325 ; 
insurance, $31,000; occupied by H. M. Mason et als., as cigars, etc.; loss, 
$7,847; insurance, $40,100; occupied by Hayward & Co., as teas and spices; 
loss, $75 ; insurance, $15,500 ; occupied by B. F. Nichols, as fishing-rods ; 
loss, $199; insurance, $3,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed over- 
heated stove. 

Friday, 10th, 3-02 P.M. Box 37. 

Nos. 9 and 10 India st. Owned by Mary Pickering; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Alonzo A. Knights, as storage of varnish ; insurance, $8,700 ; 
originated in cellar; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 11th, 0-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 157 Cambridge st. Owned by J. Q. Blake; loss, $25; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by John Morrow, as saloon; loss, $180; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 648 East Fourth st. Owned by Bernard Bradley; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,600; occupied by Simon & Singer et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 12th, 11-25 P. 31. Box 72. 

No. 191 Shawmut ave. Owned by L. J. Logan; occupied by Mrs. Riley 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 14th, 2-15 P. 31. Box 15. 

No. 85 Fclton st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $60 ; insurance, $700 ; 
occupied by B. D. Milliken et als., as brush manufactory; insurance, 
$11,450; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of spirits. 

Tuesday, 14th, 3-53 P.3L Still. 
East st. Owned by Wm. Whittaker; loss, $5 ; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Wm. Whittaker, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 15th, 6-04 P. 31. Box 163. 

Bremen st. Owned by Atlantic Works Co. ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st 
story ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 15th, 6-41 P.M. Box 34. 

No. 40 Bowdoin st. Owned by Evans & Fottler ; occupied by T. P. Ran- 
dall, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, paper in 
grate. 

Wednesday, 15th, 9-38 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 5 Sanford pl. Owned by Hiram Johnson ; occupied by S. Hurley, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting of a kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 2 P.M. Still. 
No. 23 Adams st. Owned by Wm. Hendry; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Albert F. Lake, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
stove setting fire to wood-box. 



54 City Document No. 81. 

Thursday, 16th, 4-10 P. 31. Still. 

No. 35 Oliver st. Owned by A. L. Murdock; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by C. L. Andrews et als., as miscellaneous manufacturers ; loss, 
insurance, $29,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 



Thursday, 16th, 5-16 P. 31. Still. 
No. 96 Washington st. Owned by W. F. Wilde ; occupied by A. H. 
Davenport, as furniture-rooms ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated 
thermostat. 

Thursday, 16th, 6-09 P.M. Box 156. 
Bear op No. 71 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Manufacturing Co. ; 
occupied by Lockwood Manufacturing Co., as engine-room; originated 
among some cotton-waste ; cause, overheated boiler. 

Friday, 17th, 7-59 A.M. Box 463. 

No. 414 Main st. Owned by Hammond Bros. ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $250 ; 
occupied by H. J. Taylor, as furniture-store; loss, $310; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden box. 

Friday, 17th, 0-04 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 59 North Margin st. Owned by heirs of John Devlin; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by M. J. Morrison, as dwelling; loss, $35; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-49 A.M. Box 86. 
No. 1617 Washington st. Owned by Stephen Smith estate; loss, $25; 
insurance, $300; occupied by Neal Quarrie, as confectionery ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, hot charcoal from roaster. 

Saturday, 18th, 10-38 A.M. Still. 
No. 132 Myrtle st. Owned by Capt. Jernegan ; insurance, $4,000 ; occu- 
pied by A. H. Read, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, dropping kerosene lamp on stove. 

Monday, 20th, 11-38 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 1031 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Brown; occupied by Jennie 
Collins, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 20th, 0-21 P.M. Box 172. 
Kendrick's Wharf, off Condor st. Owned by N.Y. & N. England 
Dredging Co.; loss, $25; occupied by N.Y. & N. England Dredging Co., 
as oakum-shed ; loss, $20 ; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 21st, 1-42 P.M. Box 564. 
Smith's pl., off North Harvard st. Owned by Andrew Thompson; 
loss, $15; occupied by Levi Jackson, as dwelling; originated in 2d story; 
cause, child playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 21st, 5-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 233 State st. Occupied by H. & L. Chase & Co., as bag and burlap 
manufacturers ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, burlap taking fire from 
furnace. 

Wednesday, 22d, 1-19 P.M. Box 167. 
No. 41 Lamson st. Owned by Michael Fitzpatrick; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Jeania, as dwelling; originated in 2d story ; cause, 
overheated stove. 



Appendix. 55 

Wednesday, 22d, 2-06 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 327 Hanover st. Owned by Jacob Wolfe ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. Sarah Sullivan, as boarding-house; loss, $105; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Minnie Hersey was burned quite badly, her clothing taking fire 
from kerosene-lamp explosion, and Mrs. Sarah Sullivan, in trying to ex- 
inguish the flames, was burned quite badly on her hands. 

Wednesday, 22d, 3-59 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 8 Conant st. Owned by Patrick Murphy ; occupied by Julia Long, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, children setting fire to Christmas- 
tree. 

Wednesday, 22d, 8-56 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 52 Trot st. Owned by J. W. Leatherbee; loss, $12; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Clias. Dempster etals., as dwelling; loss, $7; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-27 A.M. Still. 
No. 224 Hanover st. Owned by E. D. Jordan; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by R. E. Gallagher, as millinery ; loss, $30; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, coals from stove igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 23d, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 60 Nashua st. Owned by Edw. Jennings; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by John Leahy, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children 
playing with matches. 

Thursday, 23d, 1-12 P.M. Box 136. 
East First, foot of I st. Owned by Bay State Iron Works ; loss, $251 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by Bay State Iron Works, as rolling mill; 
originated in boiler-room ; cause, overheated flue. 

Friday, 24th, 9-38 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 62 Union Park st. Owned by Bishop Williams ; occupied by Mrs. 
Eago, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting a 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 24th, 5-30 P.M. Box 452. 
Williams Wharf, Medford st. Owned by Gilbert Williams ; loss, $95 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Gilbert Williams, as wood-shed; loss, $77 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; originated in wood-pile ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Wells st. Owned by Thomas C. Amory; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by John Morrisey, as tenement; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, Christmas candle setting fire to bed. 

Friday, 24th, 10 P. 31. Box 158. 
Nos. 11 and 13 Paris court. Owned by Mrs. O. McLaughlin; loss, $360; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. O. McLaughlin, as tenement; loss, 
$50; originated in 3d story of No. 11; extended to 3d story No. 13; cause, 
careless use of lighted candle. 

Saturday, 25th, 5-23 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 258 North st. Owned by Mrs. Mary White ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Sarah Donahue, as tenement; loss, $30; originated on 
2d floor; cause, Christmas candle setting fire to clothing. 



56 City Document No. 81. 

Saturday, 25th, 1 P.M. Still. 
No. 609 East Fifth st. Owned by Dr. A. H. Wilson; occupied by Hood 
Bros., as livery-stable; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, hay and straw 
around a defective chimney. 

Saturday, 25th, 0-08 P.M. Box 146. 

Cor. East Sixth and N sts. Owned by Boston Cordage Co. ; occupied 
by Boston Cordage Co., as ropewalk; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Saturday, 25th, 4-13 P.M. Box 69. 
No. 316 Albany st. Owned by Pope & Paul; occupied by Pope & Paul, 
as office ; originated in 2d story ; cause, kettle of fat boiling over. 

Saturday, 25th, 8-05 P. M. Still. 
No. 13 Fat st. Owned by Mr. W. Murphy; occupied by Mr. Cummings, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 25th, 10-15 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 36 K st. Owned by heirs of Richard McSolla; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by heirs of Richard McSolla, as dwelling ; originated in 
basement; cause, wood-work too near chimney. 

Saturday, 25th, 10-20 P.M. Box 166. 

Jeffries, opp. Everett st. Owned by Geo. H. Plummer; loss, $375; 
insurance, $300; occupied by Collins & Lee, as smoke-house ; loss, $800; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday 25th, 11-06, 11-31 P.M. Box 577. 
Nos. 27 and 29 Sparhawk st. Owned by E. H. Leonard; loss, $1,715; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by Chas. E.Young, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; 
occupied by Mark Schmidt, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 26th, 1-55 A.M. Box 571. 

Shepard st. Owned by Alexander M. Murty; loss, $873; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Alexander M. Murty ; loss, $200; insurance, $2,400; 
originated in 1st story; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Box 577 was also pulled for this fire. 

Sunday, 26th, 11-47 A.M. Box 241. 
No. 80 Walnut ave. Owned by B. Buster; occupied by B. Buster, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 27th, 6-59 A.M. Box 179. 
Cor. Breed and Leydon st. Owned by John Cassin ; loss, $250 ; insur- 
ance, $800 ; unoccupied ; originated on lower story ; extended to 2d story ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 27th, 4-44 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 Lowell st. Owned by Moriss Gutlan ; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Moriss Gutlan, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
stove. 

Tuesday, 28th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 69 Salem st. Owned by Mark Wyzansky; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Joseph Gutterman, as tenement; loss, $53; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 



Appendix. 57 

Wednesday, 29th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 Washington court. Owned by Bates heirs ; occupied by Mary 
Dolan, as dwelling; cause, Mary Dolan, insane, setting fire to her clothing. 

Wednesday, 29th, 4-50 P. M. Still. 
No. 4 Allston st. Owned by Dr. A. B. Cordner; occupied by H. E. 
Cade, as hotel ; loss, $30; insurance, $3,500; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
window-curtain taking fire from gas-jet. 

Wednesday, 29th, 7-18 P.M. Box 74. 
No. 33 West Dedham st. Owned by A. H. Fernald; loss, $18; occupied 
by J. Emanuel, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 4-17 P.M. Still. 
No. 51 Hanover st. Owned by Beaury heirs; occupied be H. Partridge, 
as toys and fancy goods ; originated on 4th floor : cause unknown. 

Friday, 31st, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 156 Putnam st. Owned by J. Breckenridge ; occupied by J. Harriott, 
as dwelling; loss, $14; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, explo- 
sion of oil lamp. 

Friday, 31st, 5-56 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 110 Warrenton st. Owned by C. O'Brien; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by D. Shea, as liquor-store; E. Tobin and others, as dwelling; loss, 
$14 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, lighted candle setting fire to wood-work. 



JANUARY, 1887. 

Saturday, 1st, 2-55 A. M. Still. 
No. 8 Brookline ave. Owned by John M. Watson; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by John M. Watson, as dwelling; loss, $475; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Sunday, 2d, 4-49 P.M. Still. 
No. 53 Green st. Owned by John Gardner ; occupied by John Gardner, 
as dwelling ; originated on fire-board behind stove ; cause, overheated stove- 
pipe. 

Sunday, 2d, 7-08 P.M. Box 183. 
No. 45 Everett st. Owned by Robert Gallagher; occupied by J. Gil- 
lespie, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney taking fire. 

Sunday, 2d, 7-11 P.M. Still. 
Weston st. Owned by city of Boston ; occupied by city of Boston, as 
school-house ; originated in basement ; cause, hot ashes igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 2d, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Ashland pl. Owned by C. E. Cotting ; occupied by D. Spinoza, 
as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, 
breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 3d, 0-45 A.M. Box 421. 

No. 27 Bow st. Owned by Marshall heirs ; loss, $84; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Andrew Donovan, as store and dwelling ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



58 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 3d, 10-13 A.M. Box 251. 
No. 106 Cedar st. Owned by Samuel Appleton ; occupied by C. I. 
Eaton, as dwelling ; originated in furnace ; cause, wood-work in hot-air cham- 
ber taking fire. 

Monday, 3d, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 60 Myrtle st. Ownedjby D. H. Jacobs et als.; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$800; occupied by William Irish, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 3d, 6-40 P. M. Still. 

No. 33 Melrose st. Owned by John Davenport; loss, $168; insurance, 
$3,500 ; occupied by Jacob Gerber, as dwelling ; loss, $398 ; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-16 P.M. Box 327. 
Mill st. Owned by James Lynch ; loss, $6 ; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by James Lynch, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 4-03 P. 31. Box 536. 
Ashland st. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $30; occupied by city of 
Boston, as watchman's house; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 4-29 P.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 12 and 14 Bromeield st. Owned by F. Ballard ; loss, $181; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Henry K. Appleton, as practical tailor; loss, 
$200; occupied by Chas. J. Edmands, as artist materials; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $14,000; occupied by S. B. Dearborn, as printer; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 6th, 0-02 P.M. Box 254. 
No. 165 Terrace st. Owned by Kueter & Co. ; occupied by Rueter & 
Co., as brewery; insurance, $123,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, explo- 
sion in the malt mill. 

Thursday, 6th, 0-50 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 8 North Grove st. Owned by R. Johnson ; occupied by M. 
Watson, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, clothing taking 
fire from stove. 

Thursday, 6th, 4-40 P. 31. Still, 

No. 21 Eruit st. Owned by P. Higgins ; insurance, $1,500; occupied by 
James McGovern, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, over- 
heated stove setting clothing on fire. 

Friday, 7th, 2-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 78 West Cedar st. Owned by N. Cummings ; occupied by W. O. 
Roberts, as upholsterer; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of glue- 
pot. 

Friday, 7th, 3 P.M. Still. 
No. 6 Wall st. Owned by Wm. Tighe ; occupied by N. Regan, as dwell- 
ing; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 7th, 5-14 P.M. Still. 
No. 1114 Washington st. Owned by Curtis heirs; occupied by Wm. 
Powers, as stove store ; insurance, $60U ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
matches setting fire to wood-work. 



Appendix. 59 

Friday, 7th, 10-06 P.M. Box 26. 
Needless alarm ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 8th, 5-14, 5-34 A.M. Box 157. 
No. 87 Boeder st. Owned by M. Carbee & Co. ; loss, $1,300 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Carbee & Co., as machinists; loss, $700; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Thomas Hoey, as gas-fitter; loss, $585; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in 2d story; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 8th, 2-44 P.M. Box 57. 
No. Ill Kneeland st. Owned by L. J. Logan, trustee; loss, $394; in- 
surance, $7,500 ; occupied by A. E. Baker, as lodging-house ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 8th, 5-49 P. M. Box 85. 
No. 138 Castle st. Owned by Mrs. Fuller ; insurance, $3,500; occupied 
by Mark S. Reinstein, as tailor-shop and dwelling; loss, $16; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 8th, 10-06 P.M. Box 241. 

Walnut ave. Owned by Wm. Donaldson; unfinished house; cause, light 
from a fire used to dry plastering mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 8th, 11-21 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 5 Hollis st. Owned by John M. Clark; loss, $100; occupied by 
W. F. Rawson & Co., as clothes-cleaning; loss, $275; insurance, $400; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of a kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 9th, 0-53 A.M. Box 2. 

No. 2 Carter pl. Owned by Geo. Carter; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
Geo. Baker, as tenement; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of kitchen 
stove. 

Monday, 10th, 7-08 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Cornhill. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; occupied by John Lyon 
& Co., as dining-room; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Monday, 10th, 8-20 A.M. Box 416. 
No. 106 Warren st. Owned by Mr. Abram Lincoln; loss, $18; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Mrs. Stanton, as dwelling; loss, $84; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



Monday, 10th, 10-35 A.M. Box 319. 
Rear No. 12 Dolan court. Owned by Patrick Woods ; loss, $83 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by James Murphy et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated in attic ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 1205 Tremont st. Owned by A. D. Collins ; occupied by Philip Mc- 
Keague et als., as liquor-saloon and dwelling; cause, smoke from stove mis- 
taken for fire. 

Tuesday, 11th, 5-55 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 59 Dover st. Owned by Henry S. Rogers; loss, $100; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Leopold Simons et als., as dwelling; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, kerosene-oil stove taking fire. 

Tuesday, 11th, 7-21 A.M. Box 261. 
No. 2952 Washington st. Owned by M. J. Sennett; occupied by M. J. 
Sennett, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, child playing with fire. 



60 City Document No. 81. 

Tuesday, 11th, 10-31 P.M. Box 132. 
No. 4434 Broadway. Owned by Albert C. Page; loss, $116; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Sullivan, as fruit-store; loss, $567; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 11th, 10-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 36 Chardon st. Owned by J. W. Lufkin; loss, $40; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by J. W. Lufkin, as machinist; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Docker & Holton, as coppersmiths; insurance, $2,200; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Wednesday, 12th, 0-22 A.M. Box 173. 
Glendon Mill. Owned by Glendon Co.; loss, $150; occupied by Glendon 
Co., as planing and sawing mill ; originated in shaving-shute ; cause, spontane- 
ous combustion. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 42 to 48 Batterymarch st. Owned by Rice heirs ; occupied by Wm. 
Winston, as oil-store; insurance, $8,500; originated in cellar; cause, steam- 
boiler setting fire to oil. 

Friday, 14th, 9-35 A.M. Box 564. 
North Harvard st. Owned by Emerson Wheeler heirs ; loss, $215 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by Hiram Woodruff, as dwelling; loss, $300; in- 
surance. $1,000; occupied by A. J. Pillow, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 14th, 11-45 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 1209 Tremont st. Owned by Austin D. Collins; loss, $953; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Thomas P. Butler, as blacksmith and carriage 
shop; loss, $8; insurance, $3,000; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 1-40 A.M. Box 46. 
Nos. 1 and 3 Hamilton st. Owned by J. C. Mason; loss, $115; insur- 
ance, $31,000; occupied by Dwinell, Hayward, & Co., as coffee and spice 
store; loss, $1,000; insurance, $43,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, care- 
less use of pipe. 

Saturday, 15th, 10-25 A.M. Box 86. 
No. 112 West Springfield st. Owned by J. F. Hollis; loss, $39; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by Mrs. L. Adams, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet setting fire to curtain. 

Sunday, 16th, 5-01 A.M. Box 43. 
Nos. 76 and 78 Kingston st. Owned by William Durant; loss, $700; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by Galen Coffin, as pattern-maker; loss, $1,500; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Levi Chubbuck, as manufg furnaces; 
loss, $162; insurance, $700; occupied by C. W. Cole, as mason; insurance, 
$500; occupied by C. Martis & Son, as steam-sponging works; loss, $150; in- 
surance, $2,500; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 16th, 7-09 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 206 North st. Owned by Jacob Trent; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by Antonio Robetto, as tenement; originated on 2d floor; cause, building fire 
with kerosene. 

Monday, 17th, 6-12 P. 31. Box 6. 
No. 4 Barton court. Owned by W. W. Low ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Eliza Wallace, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 61 

Tuesday, 18th, 11-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop & Son ; cause, . overheated 
thermostat. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Merrimac st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $3 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by Mrs. A. Mulhern, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-14 A. 31. Box 267. 

No. 13 Delle ave. Owned by Charles Ransom ; loss, $153 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Isaac A. Worden, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
3d floor closet; extended to room ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 3-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 23 Tremont st. Needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 19th, 6-19 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 75 Essex st. Owned by Amos Cutler; loss, $32; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Lyman Rhodes, as printer ; insurance, $1,000; occupied by W. 
F. Dudley, as steam-sponging; insurance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 25 Bowdoin st. Owned by Nevans & Fottler ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Mrs. Kimbton, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Sunday, 23d, 4-04 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 145 and 147 Franklin st. Owned by estate of Richard Baker, Jr. ; 
loss, $1,291; insurance, $3,500; occupied by John A. Lowell & Co., as 
printers and engravers; loss, $10,448; insurance, $23,500; occupied by 
Priest, Page, & Co., as Howe scales; loss, $400; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by Meridian Malleable Iron Co., as shades and lamps; loss, $500; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by L. G. Coburn, as china and glass ware; loss, $100; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, hot ashes igniting bucket. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-25 P.M. Box 522. 
Mozart st. Owned by Charles Hess ; unfinished dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause, slacking of lime. 

Monday, 24th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 186 Athens st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 24th, 5-57 P.M. Box 8. 

Nos. 85, 87, and 89 Portland st. Owned by J. R. Prescott; loss, $210; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by M. M. Holmes, as manufactory of furniture; 
loss, $216; insurance, $5,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 10-40 P.M. Box 125. 
No. 363 Dorchester ave. Owned by Norway Steel and Iron Co. ; loss, 
$3,100; insurance, $10,000; occupied by Norway Steel and Iron Co., as 
rolling-mill; loss, $825; insurance, $15,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Monday, 24th, 10-49 P.M. Box 325. 

Bowdoin st. Owned by St. Mary's Infant Society; loss, $6,600; insur 
ance, $5,500; cause, incendiary. 



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Tuesday, 25th, 11-20 A. M. Still. 
No. 8 North Grove st. Owned by Parkman heirs ; occupied by R. R. 
Fay, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, kettle of fat taking fire. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-30 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 25 Dartmouth st. Owned by David Pulsifer; loss, $25; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by David Pulsifer, as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, gas-jet setting fire to curtain. 

Wednesday, 26th, 7-08 P.M. Box 272. 
Cor. Crawford st. and Humboldt ave. Owned by Seth A. Fowle; 
unfinished house ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-14 A.M. Box 39. 
Needless alarm, given by operator while testing boxes. 

Friday, 28th, 1-57 A.M, Box 217. 
No. 1205 Tremont st. Owned by A. D. Collins; loss, $5; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Philip McKeague, as liquor-saloon; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 28th, 6-01 P.M. Box 174. 
No. 297 Havre st. Owned by Mrs. Irving; loss, $18; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Mrs. Hugh Morrison, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 29th, 1-02 A.M. Box 113. 
No. 81 Bolton st. Owned by Thomas Murphy; loss, $390; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Martin et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-15 A. M. Box 94. 
No. 46 Buckingham st. Owned by J. H. Wheeler ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. C. Howard, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 54 Cabot st. Owned by heirs of Joseph Milmore; occupied by 
Richard Brophy et als., as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-36 P.M. Box 159. 
No. 72 Marginal st. Owned by John "Welch; loss, $107; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Welch et als., as liquor-saloon; originated in 
cellar ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 0-54 P.M. Box 121. 
False alarm given by boys. 

Sunday, 30th, 6-50 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 13 North Margin st. Owned by Ellen Carney; loss, $8; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Bernard Goldstein, as tenement; loss, $6; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, upsetting of oil-stove. 

Monday, 31st, 5-47 P.M. Box 417. 
State Prison Yard. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; occupied by State 
of Massachusetts as tool-house ; originated in a pile of rubbish ; cause 
unknown. 



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Monday, 31st, 5-58, 6-04 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 439 Main st. Owned by John T. Sawin; loss, $790; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by O. & F. L. Curtis, as grocers; loss, $1,075; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by C. A. Howe, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, cat upsetting kerosene lamp. 



FEBRUARY. 



Tuesday, 1st, 6-17 P.M. Box 274. 
Lawrence ave. Owned by Wm. Phipps ; loss, $250; insurance, $3,000; 
unfinished dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from open grate. 

Tuesday, 1st, 6-25 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 48 and 50 Lincoln st. Owned by Nathaniel Whiting heirs ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Chas. F. Baker et als., as shoe find- 
ings; loss, $50; insurance, $256,000;' originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 7-47 P. M. Box 138. 

House of Correction, East First st. Owned by County of Suffolk; 
loss, $100; occupied by County of Suffolk, as storehouse; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — While responding to this alarm, T. C. Twiss and H. T. 
Bowers, of Hose Co. 10, were thrown from the apparatus, and driver Twiss 
was severely injured, and foreman Bowers slightly. 

Tuesday, 1st, 11-48 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 1296 Washington st. Owned by L. E. Cutter ; loss, $78 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Thomas Flower, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 2-40 P.M. Box 164. 
No. 1 Alma pl. Owned by Wm. Smith; loss, $525; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Wm. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 2d, 3-42 P.M. Box 121. 

No. 8 Green's alley. Owned by Emerson estate ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by John Toole, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-06 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 8 Merrimac st. Owned by W. Shurburne ; loss, $747 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. H. Richardson, as carriage-manufactory; loss, 
$2,200; insurance, $2,500; occupied by T. Shannon, as liquor-saloon; loss, 
$72 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by J. Campbell, as liquor-saloon ; loss, 
$150; insurance, $1,200; occupied by Mrs. J. H. Griffin, as eating-saloon; 
loss, $50 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 3d, 6-25 A.M. Still. 
Suffolk Market, Sudbury st. Owned by G. N. Black ; occupied by 
Morrison Bros., as grocers ; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-36 A.M. Box 17. , 
No. 13 Merton st. Owned by H. Pearlstein; loss, $275; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. Smolensky, as grocery-store and tenement-house; 
loss, $375 ; insurance, $500 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 



64 City Document No. 81. 

Thursday, 3d, 3-35 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 13 South Margin st. Owned by Owen Howard; loss, $349 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Wm. Callahan, as groceries ; loss, $250; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 5th, 4-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 68 Church st. Owned by Allen Brown; loss, $7 ; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Davidson, as lodging-house; loss, $20; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-05 P. M. Still. 
No. 81 Warrenton st. Owned by E. R. Burbank ; occupied by Andrew 
Berry, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 2-52 P.M. Box 148. 
A, near Congress st. Owned by Fred O. Clarke; loss, $50; occupied 
by Fred O. Clarke, as tool-shed; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective stove. 

Sunday, 6th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Cambridge st. Owned by A. H. Allen; occupied by Mrs. Kendall, 
as bar-room; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 7th, 6-48 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 49 Fulton st. Owned by Windsor Gleason ; insurance, $4,000; oc- 
cupied by John T. Lodge, as storage of paper stock; loss, $6; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, probably incendiary. 

Monday, 7th, 9-35 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 389 Hanover st. Owned by Patrick Carney; loss, $10; occupied by 
Samuel Lapenvich, as periodical store ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $150 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove setting fire to wood-work. 

Tuesday, 8th, 1-12 P.M. Box 47. 
Nos. 36 and 38 Purchase st. Owned by G. W. Benson; loss, $375; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by G. W. & E. K. Benson, as cotton and cotton- 
waste dealers ; loss, $2,540 ; insurance, $17,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-40 P.M. Box 3. 

No. 158 Salem st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 8th, 10-19 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 184 Purchase st. Owned by D. K. & L. H. Phillips ; loss, $508 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by Stearns M'f'g Co., as office & work-room; 
loss, $500; occupied by A. L. Tribble & Co., as mill supplies; loss, $150; 
insurance, $15,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-18 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 349 North Charles st. Owned by Vinal heirs ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by William Moore, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 9-08 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 34 Clark st. Owned by James Chisholm; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by several families, as tenement-house ; originated in cellar ; cause un- 
known. 



Appendix. 65 

Thursday, 10th, 10-29 P.M. Still. 
No. 25 Bowkee st. Owned by Wild estate; occupied by B. Fogg, as 
horseshoer; cause, intoxicated man's clothing taking fire from stove. 

Friday, 11th, 4-31 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Walnut st. Owned by Mrs. Huse ; loss, .$6 ; insurance, 
cupied by Tiinberlake & Small, as storehouse; loss, $2; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 11th, 11-31 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 163 and 165 Fulton st. Owned by R. A. Eddy; loss, $576; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by Hugh Lyons, as junk-store ; loss, $1,500 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, rags ignited by sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 12th, 10-35 P.M. Box 139. 
No. 570 East Second st. Owned by Patrick Devlin ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Margaret Brickley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, setting fire to bed while smoking a pipe. 

Sunday, 13th, 3-35 A. M. Still. 
No. 39 Dudley st. Owned by Roxbury Gas-Light Co. ; occupied by 
Roxbury Gas-Light Co., as workshop; cause, hot ashes in wooden recep- 
tacle. 

Monday, 14th, 11-16 A.M. Still. 
No. Ik Cambridge st. Owned by Tenney & Prescott; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by T. Fenton,as liquor-saloon; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,500; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 14th 6-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 22 Dunlow st. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; occupied by M. 
Kelly, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 15th, 3-40 A.M. Box 213. 
No. 149 Hampden st. Owned by John Heagan ; occupied by J. A. Gaff- 
ney, as provision-dealer; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, chair igniting from stove. 

Wednesday, 16th, 7-43 P.M. Box 546. 

Cow Island. Owned by Clark Bros ; originated in pile of old lumber ; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 124 Prince st. Owned by Mrs. T. Foley; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by John Green, as tenement; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing 
out water-pipe. 

Wednesday, 16th, 8-16 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 6 Colony st. Owned by Joseph Beard; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by John McDonough, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-45 A.M. Box 19. 
No. 2 Stillman pl. Owned by Thomas Botto; loss, $95; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by B. Carlo, as tenement-house ; loss, $50 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 18, 1-19 A. M. Box 357. 

No. 380 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Edward Tileston ; loss, $326; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. S. Kendall, as stable; loss, $436; insur- 



66 City Document No. 81. 

ance, $6,000; occupied by Richard Bolles, as stable; insurance, $ 1,700; 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 387 Shawmut ave. Owned by Dr. Sumner; loss, $5; insurance, 
$+,000; occupied by Oung Wah, as laundry; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 
Mill st. Owned by National Tube Works Co. ; occupied by National 
Tube Works Co., as workshop; originated on 1st floor; cause, cloth igniting 
from gas-jet. 

Saturday, 19th, 0-05 A.M. Box 19. 
Canal and Market sts. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 20th, 3-56 A.M. Box 18. 
No. 50 Hanover st. Owned by Hemmenway heirs; insurance, $100,000; 
occupied by F. H. Bacon, as furnishing goods; loss, $15; insurance, $3,000; 
cause, electric-light wires igniting awning. 

Monday, 21st, 10-32 A.M. Still. 

No. 34 Cross st. Owned by Robert Moore; loss, $9; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Joseph Gillinsky, as tenement and store; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, ashes igniting floor. 

Monday, 21st, 6-01 P.M. Box 225. 
No. 112 Norfolk ave. Owned by Pearson Cordage Co.; occupied by 
Pearson Cordage Co., as cordage-works; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 22d, 5-39 P.M. Box 174. 
Rear 157 Saratoga st. Owned by Joseph Sheridan ; occupied by 
Joseph Sheridan, as picture-framing shop ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 24th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
West Second, near C st. Originated in vacant lot; cause, boys 
setting fire to rubbish. 

Thursday, 24th, 8 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 North Margin st. Owned by H. Cohen; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Mrs. Fannie Nanus, as dwelling; loss, $158; 
insurance, $600; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 25th, 1-46 A.M. Box 178. 
Saratoga st. Owned by J. Wliite ; loss, $1,350; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by J. White, as hotel; loss, $750; insurance, $1,500; originated 
in ell ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 3-30 A.M. Box 266. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 25th, 8-22 A.M. Box 265. 
Cor. Sherman and Catawba sts. Cause, kettle of tar boiling over in 

street. 

Friday, 25th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 

• No. 52 Central st. Owned by Harvard College; occupied by Boston 
Sugar Refining Co., as store; cause, defective heating apparatus. 



Appendix. 67 

Friday, 25th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 110 Court st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $65; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Graham & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $125; insur- 
ance, $13,300; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 25th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Fairview st. Cause, unknown ; grass fire. 

Saturday. 26th, 8-19 A.M. Box 83. 
No. 110 Kendall, st. Owned by Norcross Bros.; loss $44; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. L. Kenney, as dwelling; loss, $22; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Saturday, 26th, 1-26 P.M. Box 2. 

No. 1 Hildreth pl. Owned by George Dodd; insurance, $2,500; oc- 
cupied by several families; originated in basement; cause, boys setting fire 
to excelsior. 

Saturday, 26th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 North Margin st. Owned by Timothy Tobin ; loss, $13; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Mary McLaughlin, as tenement; loss, $5; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 26th, 6-08 P.M. Box 457. 
No. 31 Perkins st. Owned by A. J. Curtis heirs ; loss, $15 ; occupied 
by Mrs. Mary E. Foyer, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 28th, 8-57 A.M. Box 41. 

Milk st. Owned by C. J. Miner; loss, $25; occupied by C. J. Miner, as 

boot-black stand; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene stove. 

Monday, 28th, 4-03 P.M. Box 262. 
No. 102 Marcella st. Owned by C. S. Montgomery; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by T. F. Kean, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thaw- 
ing out water-pipe. 

Monday, 28th, 6-24 P.M. Box 351. 
Call for assistance from Milton. 



MARCH, 



Tuesday, 1st, 5-55 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 63 Essex st. Cause, set by boys, in old material. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8 P.M. Box 27. 
No. 9 Charles st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 2d, 10-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 136 Chelsea st. Owned by John Richardson ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$500; occupied by J. Richardson et als., as carpenter, etc.; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting ceil- 
ing. 

Wednesday, 2d, 11-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Waterlow st. Owned by M. F. A. Lawlor; insurance, $1,500; 



68 City Document No. 81. 

occupied by M. F. A. Lawlor, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Lawlor was severely burned, and afterwards died at the 
City Hospital. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-26 A.M. Still. 
No. 26 Somerset st. Owned by S. Sargent; loss, $160; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. M. H. Dow, as dwelling; loss, $250; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 Central st. Owned by Francis Parkman ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Bemis Bros., as offi.ee ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated stove igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 3d, 2-28 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 141 Leverett st. Owned by S. B. Symes ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Murray, as dwelling; loss, $81; insurance, $400; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 3d, 11 P.M. Box 417. 

Eastern R.R. Repair-shop. Cause, ignition of oily waste; needless 
alarm. 

Friday 4th, 6-53 A . M. Box 1 72. 
No. 80 Condor st. Owned by Citizens' Electric Light Co. ; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Citizens' Electric Light Co., as machine- 
rooms; loss, $6,648; insurance, $9,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 4th, 8-02 A. 31. Still. 
High and Purchase sts. Needless alarm. 

Friday, 4th 9-23 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 126 Cove st. Owned by O.C. R.R. Corporation; loss, $26; insur- 
ance, $1,800; occupied by D. J. Falvey, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-12 A.M. Box 112. 
No. 136 Foundry st. Owned by John Trainer; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,250; occupied by C. Mullen et als., as store, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove-funnel. 

Saturday, 5th, 11 A.M. Still. 
No. 37 Vinton st. Owned by J. D. Thompson; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by B. Elwood et als., as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 8-06 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 15 Spring st. Owned by J. T. Campbell; insurance, $6,000; oc- 
cupied by S. Harris, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
sparks from pipe. 

Saturday, 5th, 11-09 P.M. Box 143. 

Seventh and F sts. Owned by Catherine Daly ; loss, $600 ; insurance, 
$3,500 ; occupied by J. Elliott, as store ; loss, $623 ; insurance, $2,900 ; oc- 
cupied by J. D. Fallon et als., as dwelling; loss, $198; insurance, $1,900; 
originated on 1st floor ; extended to 188 and 192 Seventh street ; cause un- 
known. 

Remarks. — No. 188, owned by Howard Clapp; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by several families, as dwelling. 



Appendix. 69 

Sunday, 6th, 3-05 A. M. Still. 
No. 8 Ferdinand st. Owned by Bickum heirs; loss, .$2; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Thos. Williams, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 4-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 197 South st. Owned by Wm. F. Watson; loss, #10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by D. Wolf & Co., as cigars, etc.; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 1th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
Amherst st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday , 8th, 1 0-08 A . M. Box 428. 
No. 93 Decatur st. Owned by Daniel O'Neal ; loss, $729 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by J. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $3; occupied by J. 
Stevens, as dwelling; loss; $25; originated in basement; cause, defective 
flue. 

Tuesday, 8th, 0-37 P.M. Pox 8. 

No. 98 Portland st. Owned by Tufts & Co. ; unoccupied ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, boys setting fire to rubbish of building in process of 
demolition. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-05 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 160 Portland st. Owned by S. Bowman; loss, $445; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by Wadsworth Howland & Co., as paints, etc.; loss, 
$1,200; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Kimball & Davis, as electrical sup- 
plies; loss, $160; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Blount & Kimpton, as 
machinists; loss, $67; insurance, $4,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 10th, 3-01 A.M. Box 216. 
. Mechanic st. Owned by Wm. Gilligan & Bros. ; loss, $693 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by W. Gilligan & Bros., as stable ; loss, $160; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 11th, 5-15 A.M. Box 576. 
Cambridge st. Owned by John H. Walsh; loss, $1,459; insurance, 
$7,900; occupied by John H. Walsh, as hotel; loss, $1,460; insurance, 
$7,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 11th, 7-48 A.M. Box 443. 

Hoosac Tunnel Dock. 

Remarks. — Steamship " Principia," owned by Furness Line S.S. Co.; 
spontaneous combustion in rags in lower hold; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$14,000 ; no damage to ship. 

Friday, 11th, 7-22 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 15 Rogers ave. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 14th, 1-05 A.M. Box 569. 
No. 434 Washington st. Owned by David Haskins ; unoccupied ; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 14th, 7-23 A.M. Box 528. 

Buzzet Bridge. Cause, railroad accident. 

Remarks. — Slight fires were extinguished in three of the derailed cars by 
Chemical Engine No. 4, and valuable assistance was rendered by members of 
the department in removing the dead and injured; the hose wagon of Engine 
No. 30 was used as an ambulance in conveying the injured to their homes. 



70 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 14th, 7-16 P.M. Box 325. 

No. 16 Greenwich st. Owned by M. McDonough; insurance, $500; oc- 
cupied by M. McDonough, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, boiling 
over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 15th, 1-49 P.M. Box 274. 
No. 16 Cherry st. Owned by Luke Looney; occupied by T. McCarthy, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 Lowell st. Owned by J. Jacobetz; insurance, $3,000; occupied 
by Morris Gullion, as dwelling; loss, $146; insurance, $600; originated on 
2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 10 Hudson st. Owned by P. Ryan ; occupied by P. Ryan, as dwell- 
ing; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 18th, 8-10 A.M. Box 154. 
No. 1 Bremen pl. Owned by J. L. Hamlin ; occupied by Charles Hanson, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches 
setting fire to bed. 

Friday, 18th, 8-18 P.M. Box 53. 
Bumstead court. Rubbish igniting; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 8-18 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 34 Cross st. Owned by Robert Moore; loss, $90; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. Gillinsky, as shoe store; loss, $367; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 9-12 P.M. Box 451. 
Nos. 3 and 5 Tufts court. No. 3, owned by H. E. Walker; loss, $525; 
insurance, $1,200; No. 5, owned by M. Conners; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,000; No. 3, occupied by James Murray et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; 
occupied by M. Conners, et als., as dwelling; loss, $60; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 9-24, 9-56, 10-11 P.M. Box 39. 
No. 577 Washington st. Owned by Edward Bangs; loss, $5,947; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by M. C. Clark, as hotel; loss, $14,023; insurance, 
$20,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 1-44 A.M. Box 186. 
Meridian st. Owned by Daniel Leary ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $250; oc- 
cupied by Daniel Leary, as glass and china decorator; loss, $400; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated oven. 



Sunday, 20th, 0-57 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 119 Atlantic ave. Owned by Mercantile Wbarf Co. ; loss, $42; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by F. L. Clements & Co., as produce; loss, $5; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, cigar thrown in sawdust. 

Sunday, 20th, 9-33 A.M. Box 528. 
Walk Hill st. Owned by J. Mandeville ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by 
J. Mandeville, as dwelling; insurance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
meat burning on stove ; needless alarm. 



Appendix. 71 

Sunday, 20th, 10-35 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 250 Devonshire st. Owned by I. P. Hunnewell ; loss, $2,465 ; insur- 
ance, $175,000; occupied by Spalding & Co., as hats, caps, etc. ; loss, $5,500; 
insurance, $50,000; occupied by Carter, Rice, & Co., as stationers; loss, 
$1,192; insurance, $165,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed over- 
heated chimney. 

Monday, 21st, 8-43 A.M. Box 64. 
No. 25 Mott st. Owned by F. Nordenscbield ; loss, $8; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by S. Balcom, as dwelling; loss, $12; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chatjncy st. Cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 10-37 P.M. Box 99. 
Chester Park. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. ; occupied by Boston & 
Albany R.R., as battery-room; originated in battery-room; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 22d, 5-41 P.M. Box 97. 
No. 47 Beacon st. Owned by Martin Brimmer: loss, $1,374; insurance, 
$63,000; occupied by Martin Brimmer, as dwelling; loss, $1,732; insurance, 
$10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches igniting cur- 
tain. 

Tuesday, 22d, 7-51 P. M. Box 513. 
Danforth st. Owned by J. W. Goodnow; loss, $10; occupied by D. 
McDonald, as stable; occupied by Chas. Rauch, as painter; loss, $90; insur- 
ance $250; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion 
in oily rags. 

Tuesday, 22d, 8-15 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 9 Oxford st. Owned by Geo. Thompson; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by C. G. Tucker, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; cau.se, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-02 A.M. Still. 
Culvert st. Owned by Tremont Iron Co. ; occupied by Tremont Iron 
Co., as foundry ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-49 A. if. Box 162. 
No. 4 Model pl. Owned by David Pimenthal ; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by John Smith, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Thursday, 24th, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Byron st. Owned by Agnes Henderson ; occupied by Perkins & 
Pierce, as plumbers ; loss, $6 ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
candle. 

Thursday, 24th, 10-8 A.M, Box 162. 
No. 4 Model pl. Owned by David Pimenthal; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John Smith, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 1-07 P.M. Box 142. 
No. 415 West First st. Owned by Geo. Tower; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by John Kerr etals., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 24th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
Columbus ave. and Dartmouth st. Owned by Rose Baer; loss, 



72 City Document No. 81. 

insurance, $8,000; occupied by Nathan Baer, as dwelling; loss, $210; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Thursday 24th, 7 P.M. Still. 

Waterlow st. Owned by Mrs. Celia Coffin; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Celia Coffin, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $900; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 25th, 0-21 A. M. Box 528. 

Walk Hill aye. Owned by the Weld estate; loss, $897; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John J. Murray, as stable; loss, $1,298; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 6-20 P.M. Still 
Nos. 133 and 135 Court st. Owned by Welch heirs ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by C. F. Richardson, as hotel; loss, $20; insurance, 
$6,000; originated on 3d floor; cause gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

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

Remarks. — Engine No. 19 was called to extinguish a slight fire on the 
roof of Tileston & Hollingsworth's buildings in Milton. 

Saturday, 26th, 11-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Piedmont st. Owned byL. S. Page; loss, $15 ; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John Hamilton, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 27th, 0-40 A.M. Box 416. 
No. 126 Main st. Owned by Henry Bradshaw; occupied by J. Putnam, as 
barber; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 28th, 7-14 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 30 Tyler st. Owned by E. Aldrich; loss, $250; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by J. B. Fitzgerald, as grocer, etc.; loss, $361; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 29th, 6-15 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 109 and 111 Milk st. Owned by Tufts College ; loss, $793 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by A. T. Bliss & Co. et als., as printing, etc. ; loss, $663; 
insurance, $21,600; originated on 4 th floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 29th, 7-55 P. M. Still. 
No. 8 Piedmont st. Owned by Wall & Smith ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. Montague, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-23 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 154 Hanover st. Owned by Nathaniel J. Bradlee ; insurance, $25,000 ; 
occupied by G. A. Sammett & Son, as mattresses, etc.; insurance, $17,800; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 0-52 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 272 Marlborough st. Owned by N. L. Bartlett; occupied by N. L. 
Bartlett, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 30th, 8-43 P. 31. Box 9. 
No. 27 Tileston st. Owned by M. V. Little; loss, $750; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. S. McCormick, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 73 

Thursday, 31st, 7-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 54 East Springfield st. Owned by Mrs. Cushing; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by Win. Ogden, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-30 A.M. Box 357. 
Harvard st. Owned by James E. Mcintosh; loss, $25 ; occupied by James 
F. Mcintosh, as blacksmith ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 31st, 11-01 A.M. Still. 
No. 23 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by General Theological Library; loss, 
$35 ; insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Perkins et als., as offices ; originated on 
3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Thursday, 31st, 3-45 P. M. Still. 

No. 22 Phillips st. Owned by J. M. Osgood ; loss, $97 ; insurance, 
$2,800; occupied by Mrs. L. Jackson, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-39 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 8 Winfred court. Owned by John A. McCarty ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by John A. McCarty, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 31st, 11-25 P.M. Box 252. 
No. 55 Bainbridge st. Owned by Martin Fay ; loss, $4,000 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Martin Fay, as dwelling; loss, $472; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective flue. 



APRIL. 

Friday, 1st, 7 P.M. Still. 

No. 235 Hancock st. Owned by E. Jacobs; occupied by C. H. Willcut, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 1st, 8-11 P.M. Still. 
No. 57 Salem st. Owned by L. Levanthal; loss, $200; insurance, $5,500; 
occupied by Harry Jacobs, as dwelling; loss,. $700; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1st, 9-13 P.M. Box 241. 

No. 130 Warren st. Owned by A. H. Nichols; occupied by Dr. Pigeon, 
as dwelling; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 2d, 3-38 P.M. Box 327. 
No. 312 Adams st. Owned by H. A. Nichols; loss, $10; insurance, $300; 
occupied by H. A. Nichols, as paint-shop; occupied by S.. B. Iluggles, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of pot of japan on 
stove. 

Monday, 4th, 1-30 A.M. Box 565. 
Western ave. and Market st. Owned by Mary C. Wilkins ; loss, 
$3,400; insurance, $6,000; occupied by M. Lark, as hotel; loss, $1,119; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Joseph Littlefield, a citizen, aged 50 years, losthis life by suf- 
focation at this fire. 



74 City Document No. 81. 

Monday, 4th, 11-41 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 177 Tremont st. Owned by John P. Whittier; loss, $150; occupied 
by G. Beck & Sons, as auctioneers ; loss, $1,275 ; insurance, $2,200; originated 
in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 1-30 A.M. Box 35. 
Bosworth st. Owned by H. D. Parker heirs; loss, $325; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by W- D. Park, as hotel; loss, $600; insurance, $12,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 0-48 P.M. Box 5. 

Causeway and Nashua sts. Owned by Boston & Lowell R.R. Corpora- 
tion ; loss, $10; insurance, $200,000; occupied by Boston & Lowell R.R. 
Co., as depot; originated on 4th floor; cause, fat on range taking fire. 

Wednesday, 6th, 0-31, 0-46 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 96 to 102 Milk st. Owned by Lewis Cabot; loss, $8,560; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Wright & Potter Co., as printing; loss, $53,994; insur- 
ance, $60,000; occupied by O. J. Rand & Co., as book-bindery; loss, $6,241; 
insurance, $8,000; loss on stock owned by firms in store of O. J. Rand & 
Co., $14,758; insurance, $27,850; owned by M. Williams estate; loss, 
$1,299; insurance, $63,000; occupied by G. K. Paul & Co., wrought-iron 
pipe ; loss, $800 ; insurance, $20,000 ; originated on 2d floor, No. 96 Milk 
St.; extended to adjoining buildings; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Several members were injured while working at this fire. 

Wednesday, 6th, 2-49 P. M. Box 213. 
No. 2 Orchard pl. Owned by John McBarron; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,400; occupied by P. Shannon et als., as dwellings, etc.; loss, $35; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 7th, 0-16 A.M. Box 513. 
Danforth st. Owned by Boylston School Verein; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Boylston School Verein, as school, etc.; loss, $75; 
insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Thursday, 7th, 0-26 A.M. Box 364. 
No. 512 Washington st. Owned by E. S. Winchester; loss, $100; in- 
surance, .$5,000; occupied by E. S. Winchester, as dwelling; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on outside piazza; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 7th, 1-34 P.M. Box 61. 
Kirkland st. Cause, gas explosion in street main. 

Thursday, 7th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Sycamore st. Brush fire; cause unknown. 



Thursday, 7th, 8-40 P.M. Box 432. 



False alarm. 



Thursday, 7th, 9-35 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 25 Winter st. Owned by F. L. Ames ; occupied by Miss Ludovica, 
as dress-maker; loss, $20; insurance, $300; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 7th, 9-50 P.M. Box 435. 
Stinson's Wharf, off Medford st. Owned by John Stinson ; loss, $25; 
unoccupied sheds ; originated in shed ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Appendix. 75 

Friday, Sth, 10-25 A. 31. Box 414. 
Front st. Owned by Fitchburg E.R. Corporation; occupied by Emerson, 
Eddy, & Co., as freight-storage; loss, $100; insurance, $100; originated in 
baled hay; cause unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 7-02 P. 31. Box 36. 
No. 8 Devonshire st. Owned by Fifty Associates; loss, $191; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by G. W. Fuller, as dining-rooms ; loss, $90; insurance, 
$500; occupied by C. Runkles, as hats and caps; loss, $95 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by S. Barnard, as clothing; loss, $510; insurance, $16,000; 
originated in basement; cause, supposed breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, Sth, 8-47 P.M. Box 354. . 
Forest Hills aye. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Co. ; occupied by N.Y. 
& N.E. R.R. Co., as depot; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 

Friday, Sth, 10-04 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Cooper st. Owned by Sylvester Whelan; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. A. McElaney, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 9th, 1 A.M. Box 14. 

Nos. 1 to 4 Sargent's Wharf. Owned by W. G. & A. D. S. Bell ; loss, 
$275; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Freeman & Warner, as salt-works; 
loss, $650; insurance, $17,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Saturday, 9th, 1-06 P.M. Box 546. 
Spring st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 9th, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 1234 Tremont st. Owned by Geo. F. Crossin; occupied by Mary 
Blenton, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 9th, 11-06 P. 31. Box 565. 
Wexford st. Owned by Mrs. Mary Malloy; insurance, $100; occupied 
by Wm. Malloy, as stable ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 10th, 11-20 A.3L Still. 

No. 219 Roxburt st. Owned by Metropolitan R.R. Co. ; occupied by 
Mr. Watson, as dwelling ; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 10th, 2-55 P. 31. Box 262. 
Amory st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 10th, 3-32 P. 31. Box 546. 

Centre st. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 10th, 3-40 P. 31. Still. 
Boston st. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 10th, 7 P. 31. Still. 
Ashland st. Brush fire ; cause, set by boys. 

3fonday, 11th, 1-37 P. 31. Box 575. 
Waverley st. Owned by T. Rodd ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $300 ; occupied 
by T. Rodd, as stable; insurance, $300; originated on outside; cause, care- 
lessness in burning brush. 



76 City Document No. 81. 

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

No. 29 Troy st. Owned by Rice & Hutching; loss, -$12; occupied by 
Eice & Hutchins, as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 Albany st. Owned by Bennett heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by A. Nicholson et als., as dwellings ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-46 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 36 Oxford st. Owned by Wm. Minot, Jr. ; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by Mrs. F. Allman, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $800; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 13th, 10-54 A.M. Box 528. 
South, cor. Morton st. Owned by Samuel Bradstreet; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by E. Clapp, as dwelling; insurance, $2,500; originated on outside; 
cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 

Wednesday, 13th, 11 A.M. Box 524. 
Rockwood st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-07 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 27 Union Park st. Owned by James C. Elms; loss, $15; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Bertha Gage et als., as dwellings; loss, $10; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 14th, 2-35 P.M. Box 547. 
Grove st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-43 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 23 Hawley st. Owned by James Parker heirs ; loss, $412; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by J. A. McNamara, as bookbinder; loss, $65; in- 
surance, $200; occupied by Thompson, Brown, & Co., as book-publishers; 
loss, $25; insurance, $6,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 14th, 11-32 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 134 Richmond st. Owned by J. W. Converse; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by H. W. Ladd, as spring beds, etc. ; insurance, $20,000; originated 
in basement; cause, careless use of plumber's furnace. 

Thursday, 14th, 11-36 P. M. Box 72. 
No. 1035 Washington st. Owned by Mary R. Brown ; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by C. A. Folsom, as confectioner; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 11-39 P.3T. Box 157. 
No. 156 Border st. Owned by J. Monyhan; loss, $137; insurance, $300; 
occupied by M. Monyhan, as tobacco, etc. ; loss, $200 ; insurance $200 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 0-32 A.M. Box 214. 
No. 6 Hunneman pl. Owned by Thomas Gorman; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,500; oocupied by Ed. Farrell, as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, $400; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 16th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $2,267; occu- 
pied by Robert Bishop, as cotton factory ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, cotton stored over boiler igniting. 



Appendix. 77 

Saturday, 16th, 8-04 P.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; occupied by Robert 
Bishop, as cotton-factory; cause, disarrangement of automatic wires. 

Saturday, 16th, 11-19 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 56 Salem st. Owned by Charles Holmes; loss, $100; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Max Rosenthal, as cigars, etc.; loss, $312; insurance, 
$800; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 17th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
South st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 17th, 7-10 P.M. Box 362. 
Back st. Brush fire; cause unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 1-19 P.M. Box 39. 
No. 161 Tremont st. Owned by Universalist Publishing Co. ; loss, $197; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by Geo. Fera et als., as restaurant; loss, $16; 
insurance, $25,100; originated in basement; cause, overheated chimney. 

Tuesday, 19th, 2-26 P.M. Box 162. 

No. 224 Havre st. Owned by Patrick Fitzgerald ; loss, $225 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Richard Baldwin et als., as dwellings; loss, $200; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 963 Tremont st. Owned by Martin Beetty ; occupied by Mrs. Wilson, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 20th, 9-33 P. 31. Still. 

No. 46 School st. Owned by Wtii. Bogle; occupied by A. A. Robert, as 
watch-cases; originated on 4th floor; cause, rags on stove taking fire. 

Thursday, 21st, 2-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 93 West Brookline st. Owned by Horace Farrington; loss, $100; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Mr. Eddy et als., as dwellings; loss, $50; 
originated in basement; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 21st, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
Webster and Orleans sts. Owned by Joseph Robbins ; occupied by J. 
Robbins, as coal-office ; cause, light from stove mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-59 P.M. Box 461. 
Arlington ave. and Hamblin st. Owned by M. Hennessey; occupied 
by R. Lovejoy, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-15 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 38 Allen st. Owned by E. R. Eddy; loss, $95; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by A. D. Swan, as dwelling; cause, hot ashes in barrel setting fire 
to outside of building. 

Friday, 2 2d, 8-11 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Belmont st. Owned by Daniel Callahan; insurance, $1,400; 
occupied by Barney Harkins, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause un- 
known. 

Saturday, 23d, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 112 Charles rt. Owned by Patrick Kelley; occupied by Dr. Parks, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



78 City Document No. 81. 

Saturday, 23d, 8-16 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Lincoln st. Owned by H. A. Thompson; occupied by Mrs. 
Woodward, as dwelling: originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Saturday, 23d, 10-01 P.M. Box 146. 
Corner N and East Sixth sts. Owned by Boston Cordage Co. ; occu- 
pied by Boston Cordage Co., as rope-walk; cause, spontaneous combustion 
of hemp-waste in yard. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-04 A.M. Box 5. 
Eastern Railroad Depot, Causeway st. Loss, $10; insurance, 
$25,000; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from electric lights. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-34 A.M. Box 45. 
No. 69 Federal st. Owned by John Ritchie, et als. ; loss, $207; insur- 
ance, $16,250 ; occupied by G. E. Taylor, as restaurant; loss, $740; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-30, 2-35 A.M. Box 524. 

Perkins st. 

Remarks. — These alarms were given for a fire in Brookline; the second 
was entirely unnecessary ; the fire was extinguished by the Boston Depart- 
ment, as the Brookline Department did not respond. 

Sunday, 24th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 335 Tremont st— Owned by Lucy Van Derlip; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by E. Lander, as dwelling; insurance, $800 ; originated in base- 
ment ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 25th, 2-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 511 Harrison ave. Owned by Edward Herman; occupied by Mrs. 
Feeney et als.,, as dwellings; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 25th, 3-01 P.M. Still. 
No. 414 Washington st. Owned by Dr. Richardson heirs; occupied by 
Farrington & Co., as tailors; cause, carelessly throwing cigar on mat. 

Monday, 25th, 5-48 P.M. Box 547. 
Rockland st. Cause unknown. 



Monday, 25th, 8-59 P.M. Box 142. 



False alarm. 



Monday, 25th, 10-50 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 193 North st. Owned by Dennis Twiss ; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by N. Oneto, as liquor-store; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement.; 
cause, careless throwing of cigar in rubbish. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-38 A.M. Still. 
No. 36 Portek st. Owned by R. K. Sankey; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mary McDougall, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-55 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 104 and 106 Fulton st. Owned by Nelson Ward; loss, $210; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Wadsworth, Howland, & Co., as varnishes, etc.; 
loss, $160; insurance, $2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of 
vapor from can of turpentine. 

Wednesday, 27th, 7-32 P.M. Box 183. 
No. 307 Sumner st. Owned by Mrs. James L'arkin; loss, $200; insurance, 



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occupied by Andrew Davidson, as grocery; loss, $102; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 27th, 8-30 P. M. Box 412. 
No. 8 Wood st. Owned by Amos Stone; loss, $25; occupied by Mrs. 
Thomas, as out-building; originated on the floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 4-27, 4-36, 5-10 A.M. Box 137. 

East Fifth and L sts. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $4,000; occupied 
by City of Boston, as school-house; loss, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to roof ; cause, supposed to have originated from heating apparatus. 

. Remarks. — Sparks from this fire damaged the roof of the two-and-one-half 
story wooden building, No. 657 East Fifth st. , owned and occupied by J. II . 
Brown, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $3,000. Two members of Engine 
No. 1 and three of Hook-&-Ladder No. 5 were more or less injured by the 
falling of a portion of the school-house roof. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-33 A. M. Still. 
No. 69 Fruit st. Owned by M. Kelty ; insurance, $100; occupied by E. 
O'Brien, as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of gas from leaky 
pipe. 

Thursday, 28th, 10-14 A.M. Box 4. 
No. 229 Friend st. Owned by P. B. Brigham heirs; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,500 occupied by Thos. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 2-36 P.M. Box 431. 

No. 43 Belmont st. Owned by J. C. Mullery; loss, $40; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. C. Mullery, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 28th, 2-42 P.M. Box 238. 
Swett st. Owned by C. E. Masten & Co. ; loss, $50; occupied by C. E. 
Masten & Co., as fireworks; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, explo- 
sion of fireworks. 

Friday, 29th, 10-26 A. 31. Box 9. 
No. 3 Garden-court st. Owned by Mrs. Wylie ; loss, $12; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Kate Keaneally, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 3-21 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 33 Bowker st. Cause, carboy of acid overturned on sidewalk. 

Friday, 29th, 7-15 P.M. Box 95. 
No. 35 Newbury st. Owned by Alexander Sinclair; loss, $1,050; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by Alexander Sinclair, as dwelling; loss, $3,800; 
insurance, $8,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting drapery. 

Saturday, 30th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 407 Broadway. Owned by E. H. Baker; occupied by C. E. 
Estabrooks, as dentist; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of ammonia. 

Saturday, 30th, 7-30 P. M. Still. 

Rear No. 200 West First st. Cause, boys and matches setting fire to 
rubbish. 

Saturday, 30th, 11-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Parkman pl. Owned by Jordan, Marsh. & Co.; loss, $3; insur- 
ance, $300; occupied by Morris Silverstein, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause, kerosene-lamp explosion. 



80 



City Document No. 81. 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 
The force employed is as follows : — 

Superintendent. 
Brown S. Flanders. 



Assistant Superintendent. 
Cry us A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam, 

James L. Crowley. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 



Repairers. 



G. J. H. Gutermuth 
John Flavell, 
Issachar Wells, 
Wm. H. Barker, 
Charles Penny, 



Jonathan M. Morris, 
Joseph W. Bird, 
Granville S. Mendell, 
H. W. Cherrington, 
David Isaacs. 



Battery-man. 
James L. Gethings. 

A constant watch is kept at the head-quarters, City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each operator has assigned 
to him certain hours of duty, during which time he is respon- 
sible for the correct working of the apparatus in giving alarms, 
and all testing of the circuits and other details pertaining to the 
service. An automatic arrangement is connected with the 
receiving apparatus, by which assistance may be called from 
the sleeping apartments, if at any time the operator should 
be suddenly incapacitated by illness from performing his 
duties. No operator is permitted to sleep during his watch, 
unless expressly relieved by some one else, and by consent 
of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for 
any mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours 
of duty. 



Appendix. t 81 

An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from which it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 

There are 361 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 

Boston ........ 105 

South Boston ....... 34 

East Boston ....... 32 

Eoxbury ........ 56 

Dorchester ......... 50 

Charlestown ....... 33 

West Eoxbury ....... 30 

Brighton ........ 20 

Chelsea ........ 1 

361 



The following boxes are private property : 68, duplicate ; 
141, duplicate ; 149, 159, 169, 198, 213, duplicate ; 244, 261, 
duplicate; 271, 322,371,442,443,511, 533, 612, 613,623, 
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 365 
miles ; Signal-boxes in use, 361 ; Striking Machines, 38 ; 
Gongs, 107 ; Tappers, 32 ; Vibrators, 4 ; Clocks : one electric 
watch-clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking sig- 
nals ; 1 Magneto-Electric Machine ; Relays, 65 ; Eighteen- 
Pen Registers, 2 ; Office Bells in use, 5 ; Telegraph-keys in 
use, 36 ; Telephones in use 63 ; 1 switch-board ; Galva- 
nometers, 37 ; 2 portable Rheotropes ; 1 Chronometer ; 1 se- 
Telegraph Apparatus in Superintendent's house ; 8 sets Tele- 
graphic Apparatus in assistants' offices ; 1 Repeating Instru- 
ment from West Roxbury, and one from Charlestow T n, not in 
use ; 1 ,366 Battery-cups in use in 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 ; 318 spare Battery-cups ; 
1,000 lbs. suphate of copper; 390 lbs. zinc ; 294 battery 
coppers ; brackets, wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bed- 
steads, bedding, and sundry other articles. 



82 , . City Document No. 81. 

Alarm-Bells. 

The Fire-Alarm Telegraph is connected with the following 
bells : — 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Boston, steel, 
2,995 lbs., owned by city. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 
3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 

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. 

Engine-house No. 1, Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 2,911 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 2, composition, 800 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 11, Orleans street, East Boston, composi- 
tion, 817 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 17, Meeting-house Hill, Dorchester, com- 
position, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 2,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine-house No. 30, West Roxbury, steel, 1,000 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Everett School-house, Northampton street, composition, 
1,501 lbs., owned by city. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs., owned by city. 

Franklin-place School-house, corner Tremont street and 
Franklin place, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 
lbs., owned by city. 



Appendix. 83 

George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,160 lbs., owned by city. 

Hook-and-Ladder House No. 4, Dudley street, Boston High- 
lands, composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 

Lawrence School-house, B street, South Boston, steel, 3,400 
lbs., owned by city. 

Lewis School-house, Dale street, Boston Highlands, com- 
position, 3,104 lbs., owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composi- 
tion, 3,110 lbs., owned by city. 

Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 
lbs. 

Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 
2,470 lbs., owned by city. 

Rice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Rubber Factory, Charlestown, composition, 999 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Saratoga-street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 
lbs., owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church, composition, 1,909 lbs. 

Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,083 lbs., owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs., owned by city. 

Tremont-street Church, steel, 3,324 lbs. 

Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

In addition to the foregoing a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 

Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 38 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department : — 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Boylston Market. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ-Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 



84 City Document No. 81. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Treraont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned l>y 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. 

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. 

JUast Boston. 

Central-square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall, owned by city. 

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 Roxbury. 
Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 

Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT, FROM MAY 1, 1886, TO APRIL 30, 1887. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Totals. 




$1,852 50 


$l,Slu 00 
95 60 


$1,755 25 


$2,280 20 


$1,664 59 


$1,687 91 


$2,113 67 


$1,688 10 


$2,080 70 


11,723 46 


$1,712 20 

302 00 
35 97 


$1,721 20 

:;7 36 
222 89 


$21,092 oo 

'7 Mi 

570 34 

1.100 16 

75 60 

307 77 
1,006 40 








227 32 


269 69 

161 25 
















241 37 
42 50 




47 "7 


517 58 




li 00 






7 73 
18 28 


25 37 
24 50 
50 00 








31 78 


24 17 

50 40 


46 53 

2 00 


9 00 


36 37 


68 37 
890 00 


2.; '••"» 


24 -J 




14 UO 
















9 00 
7 53 


13 50 


8 00 
21 02 


7 50 
39 25 


8 (0 


13 00 


7 III! 


8 50 
3 50 


6 00 
93 05 


5 00 

6 55 


lo oo 


10 74 


106 24 
170 90 
112 57 


















53 81 

4 36 
1 59 
1 00 
23 00 
12 50 
20 15 
6 10 


13 50 
100 00 
46 26 
9 30 
1 25 
22 70 

19 50 

31 32 


10 00 
53 00 
5 50 
44 34 

17 12 
25 00 
20 15 






30 84 


62 56 


12 20 


l-'l. 14 




5 00 


12 mi 








Hardware and Tools 


15 12 
49 14 
2 94 
30 60 
12 50 
19 50 


28 45 
41 49 
2 81 
27 37 


41 19 
47 04 
1 75 
27 85 


1 00 
1 25 
23 63 
37 50 
19 50 


62 89 
8 87 

24 00 

20 15 
35 94 


4 44 
3 00 

2 31 
19 85 
25 00 
19 50 

3 39 


107 77 
41 64 

24 60 
12 50 
20 15 
5 00 


4 88 
7 35 
1 00 
25 00 

20 15 
7 25 


16 69 
2 55 
1 ss 
23 OS 
25 oo 
14 30 
31 96 


1 




16 25 








20 15 
52 50 


20 15 
















400 00 


4"0 00 






























$2,005 57 


$2,301 41 


$2,243 25 


$2,556 62 


$2,104 46 


$2,375 24 


?2,7>',1 71 


$2,390 79 


$2,489 75 


$2,911 04 


$2,154 87 


£2.147 .:.3 


S2V442 24 



EXPENDITURES OF FIRE DEPARTMFNT FROM MAY 1, 188<{, TO APRIL iJO, 1887. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


Novombi 1. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


— 


Total. 




$38,178 92 


$37,664 73 


$37,862 88 


$53,499 96 


135,223 15 


$35,077 51 


$44,182 79 


$35,510 22 


. $43,941 23 


135,020 19 


$35,196 08 


$35,221 78 






Repairs of Apparatus ■ 


1,616 81 


1,577 43 


1,885 73 


2,003 49 


1,552 81 


1,564 99 


.1,749 96 


1,924 89 


1,933 47 


1,503 27 


1,819 68 


1,813 63 


- 1 . - 


1 . ' -4 4 


ReDaira 0l - j-j u 


























6,562 33 








504 00 
45 60 






150 50 
56 42 


42 00 


17 50 
51 62 










138 00 




47 50 


67 50 


120 78 


54 00 


52 ."Hi 








698 41 


262 41 


313 85 


355 39 


241 on 


1,306 93 


1,516 28 


295 13 
















1,138 81 
73 28 


285 18 
51 01 


104 15 
64 48 


684 16 

68 80 


193 61 

122 37 


227 60 
346 80 


619 33 

124 48 


327 18 

1 


375 5n 
2111 77 


1,189 45 

133 88 


399 87 

68 74 


1 

91 29 








] 4 .: M 




44 76 


102 56 


49 00 


215 44 


1 50 


14 28 


15 77 


37 40 


v 171 65 


71 "i 


216 00 


103 19 




1.040 IS 




205 99 


77 04 


148 98 


129 88 


216 07 


ir.4 s7 


296 72 


193 17 


133 14 


87 54 


563 44 


77 06 












922 34 


940 38 


1,500 10 


904 16 


1,620 25 


1,778 14 


1,059 34 


2,097 27 


2,244 40 


187 73 


1,652 84 


1,704 IS 




17,411 00 




12 39 


10 56 


15 56 


11 01 


'.' 79 


•1 B6 


15 50 


18 83 


3 20 


26 46 


19 90 


13 10 




105 24 




6 44 
245 03 


12 99 
274 70 


























298 65 


225 68 


249 08 


240 14 


240 75 


258 99 


243 13 


251 13 


2i-.il 14 


226 24 








445 25 


356 09 


420 72 


410 64 


301 34 


359 05 


403 83 


369 99 


617 37 


4 ,9 76 


438 14 






5,064 24 




60 21 


57 50 


51 50 


386 22 


59 25 


65 86 


108 51 


106 43 


78 91 


350 85 


77 48 


41 12 


. 


1,477 74 




62 98 
20 50 


90 55 
40 30 


18 45 
25 95 


56 55 
27 50 


15 09 
3 45 


84 08 

Ml l:: 


19 84 
19 46 


11 23 
' 48 02 


34 75 
52 63 


73 95 
10 00 


50 25 

8 35 


11 05 
2 40 


3 30 


528 77 


Hate, Badges, Buttons, etc 




L dd d R 






















54 00 






194 34 




























-4 .-' 


84 22 
















6 42 


24 37 




2 97 


29 79 


30 95 


• 


K7 IB 








100 00 
100 00 




192 00 
100 00 


















: 




100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 


100 00 






1,100 00 
























44 00 


1,012 96 


DO 50 


IT'. "2 


88 05 




... 118 




1,339 50 


























1,339 50 




91,217 60 
•,45 00 


149 00 


145 nu 


149 00 


149 nu 


145 00 


149 Oil 


145 00 


149 00 


149 00 


187 nn 


14;. on 





I 
1,760 '»i 








$137,009 57 


$43,165 62 


$43,606 06 


$59,783 49 


$40,755 59 


$43,103 63 


$51,130 46 


$41,779 41 


$52,037 40 


$41 mo 70 


$42,08 1 1. 


$41,451 22 


$6,952 13 


$637,75S 64 







5,952.12 transferred from Repairs of Apparatus to other appropr: