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FIFTEENTH ANNUAL EEPOET 



Board of Fire Commissioners, 



rOR THE 



YEAE ENDING APRIL 30, 1888. 



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BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 



No. 39 ARCH STREET. 
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[Document 80 — 1888.] 



CITY OF feirei BOSTON. 




FIFTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1888. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 
City Hall, Boston, May, 1888. 

To His Honor the Mayor and the City Council of the 

City of Boston : — 

Gentlemen, — Incompliance with the provisions of the 
City Ordinance the Board of Fire Commissioners lierewith 
presents its Fifteentli 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, 
1888. 

The Fire Eecord. 

The fire waste for the year ending April 30, 1888, was 
unusually light for the property involved and the number of 
alarms given. The total loss on buildings and contracts 
amounted to $784,667, against $931,999 for the year preced- 
ing, though the alarms, 975 in number, were 148 in excess 
of the record for the year 1886-7. This was an average loss 
of about $805 to an alarm, against an average of $1,127 the 
previous year. There were 75 bell alarms in January, the 
largest number credited to a single month in the history of 
the department. The excessive cold of that particular sea- 
son put an injunction upon a great many water pipes in the 



II City Document No. 80. 

city, and the householder's favorite method of dissolving it 
seemed to be a kerosene swab on the end of a pole. This 
fiery persuader, poked in among the dust and waste and cob- 
webs that accumulate around water-pipes, was responsible 
for a number of early morning calls upon this department. 
A great proportion of the loss during that month, as well as 
all the other months of the year, was due to the inexcusable 
carelessness of citizens, which is probably an even greater 
tax upon the resources of the fire service than incendiarism 
itself. Children will continue to play with matches ; rats 
will gratify their perverted tastes by lunching upon them ; 
the reckless enthusiasm of American youth on Independence 
Day cannot be wholly restrained, — all these things are ex- 
pected ; but no system of protection against fire is so far 
advanced that it can dispense with the cooperation of those 
whom it aims to protect. Every department is entitled in 
its calculations to the benefit of the assumption that mature 
men and women of average intelligence understand the 
dangerous natvire of this element, and will refrain from fool- 
ish experiments with it. 

Finances, 

The department has kept well within its appropi'iation, 
and, by the consent of your honorable body, is credited with 
its surplus, amounting to over $36,000, on condition that 
this sum shall be devoted to the construction of a new fire- 
boat. This surplus was largely due to unexpended salaries, 
called for by the estimates in order to equip several new 
companies. This the Commissioners were unable to do as 
soon as expected, owing to the condition of the houses and 
streets wiiere they were to be located. These compani.es 
were placed in commission at the earliest possible moment 
that they could be made available. 

Growth of the Department. 

Since the report of last year was issued, a permanent en- 
gine company and a permanent ladder company have been 
located on the Back Bay, and provided with the newest and 
most approved apparatus. A permanent chemical company 
has also been established in South Boston. In accordance 
with a request made by the Board of Fire Commissioners, 
you have extended the limit of the number of men who may 
constitute the fire department from 700 to 1,000. This was 
made necessary by the fact that the former limit, provided by 
the ordinance of 1873, was reached, and further expansion 
was impossible without new legislation. This change, how- 



FiEE Commissioners' Keport. hi 

ever, has I'aised some false hopes, and given rise to consid- 
erable misunderstanding. It will be many years before the 
new limit established will be reached. 

The Commissioners continue to feel, with even intensified 
conviction, that there should be each year a steady, even if 
not rapid, advance toward permanency. It will be a number 
of years before this desirable end can be fully attained; but 
it should be the goal of our ambition and effort. Without re- 
flecting in the slightest degree on the excellent and efficient 
men who constitute the call lorce of Boston, the fact remains 
that our city is pi'ovincial and anachronistic in haying a call 
force at all. There seems to be no immediate help for it. The 
change must come gradually, though it may be hastened by 
the inability of the civil-service commissioners to furnish a 
sufficient number of call men in some companies, or of the 
Fire Commissioners to find them when granted the privilege 
of selection. 

Ketirements and Pensions. 

During the year more definite action than formerly has 
been taken with respect to removing men from the force after 
they have reached an age which naturally renders them un- 
fitted to the exacting service required of members of this 
department. Nearly twenty call men, fifty-seven years of 
age, or over, have been retired, and also several permanent 
men, the latter having done over fifteen years of faithful 
duty in the permanent service, receiving pensions equal to 
one-third the salaries which they received at retirement, 
according to the statute governing the pensioning of mem- 
bers of the Boston Fire Department. This is a matter of 
justice, not only to the public, but to the men themselves. 
The Commissioners feel that they have no right to make the 
city responsible for the lives of men in this hazardous ser- 
vice after the strength and elasticity of manly prime have 
departed. In a less exacting calling these men have, it is 
hoped, many yeai's of enjoyment and usefulness before 
them ; but it is asking too much ot them that they shall take 
young men's places as fire-fighters. The age at which per- 
manent men may most properly be retired has not yet been 
settled by the Board ; but it is a question that has received 
considerable informal discussion, and is considered of primary 
importance. 

Apparatus. 

The apparatus has been kept in excellent repair, and 
several engines and ladder-trucks that have seen much ser- 



IV CiTT DocujVient No. 80. 

vice have been rejuvenated within the year at the depart- 
ment shop, so as to be practically as serviceable as new 
stock. In addition, a new Babcock aerial turn-table ladder- 
truck has been purchased, at a cost of $3,800 ; a new third- 
class Clapp & Jones engine, located in Roxbury, is demon- 
strating the utility of light steamers ; several new chemical 
engines have been added to this favorite branch of the 
department's equipment ; over ten thousand feet of new hose 
have been purchased, and jumping-nets and cloths have been 
procured to so liberal an extent that one or more is sure to 
be available at every tire to which apparatus may be called. 
Four new hose-w^agons have been ordered to gradually con- 
tinue the work of dispensing with the more cumbersome and 
less convenient carriages ; and not only with respect to the 
new, but also in the maintenance of the old, the department 
is more strongly equipped than it ever was before. 



HOESES. 

Horses are by no means an inconsiderable factor in the 
success of a department. They are the motive-power, and 
upon their energy, speed, and endurance the safety of life 
and the protection of property often largely dejjcnd. The 
past year has been one of great trial to horseflesh, and the 
regular appi'opriation for this purpose was largely overdrawn 
to meet the actual necessities of the situation. The result, 
however, has been to largely weed out the old and decrepit 
horses and put young animals in their places ; so the tendency, 
here as elsewhere, has been to considerably strengthen the 
workinsr resources of the service. 



The Fire-Boat. 

The weak condition of the fire-boat, known as Engine ol, 
has been the subject of a number of communications to your 
honorable body, and these have borne fruit in your consent 
that the Fire Commissioners have the benefit of their unex- 
pended balance and use of the present fire- boat in the construc- 
tion of a new one of greater power and an improved pattern. 
Already the necessary preliminary steps have been taken, 
and, though it is too early to boast, the Commissioners hope 
and expect within the next six months to patrol the water- 
side of the city with as elegant and serviceable a fire-boat as 
there is in the world. In other words, they will get rid of 
their surplus by strengthening the harbor defences. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



The Fire-Alarm. 

The figures given elsewhere tell a story of steady progress 
in the Fire-Alarm Department. Considerable advance has 
been made in substituting keyless doors for the old kind, 
and in time they will be in use in all parts of the city. 
During the severe storms of last winter, which proved so 
damaging to various branches of electrical service, the 
fire-alarm wires suffered but little, and no troubles were ex- 
perienced that a few hours' work did not remedy. The 
system is well in hand, and great care has been exercised to 
prevent the department from being left helpless in case of 
possible emergencies. 

Officers and Men. 

The Commissioners would be guilty of ingratitude did they 
fail to cordially acknowledge the zeal, fidelity, and efficiency 
with which officers and men, from the highest grade to the 
lowest, have acquitted themselves in their appointed duties. 
Thei-e seems to be a spirit of loyalty and pride throughout 
the department that is as admirable as it is gratifying, and 
which makes discipline easy and service effective. 



Legislative Cooperation. 

The Board desires to thank the Committee on Fire Depart- 
ment, and the City Council generally, for the promptness 
and evident good-will with which they have advanced so 
many of its recommendations for the improvement of the de- 
partment. Some propositions held to be desirable, but involv- 
ing considerable expenditure, have not been so successful ; 
but under the circumstances it would be ungracious to com- 
plain even of these denials. 

Protective Department. 

The Fire and Protective departments continue to maintain 
the most cordial relations. The members have been trained 
in the same practical schools ; they have a common object, 
and are charged with kindred duties. They share the same 
dangers, and are close allies against the common enemy. 
The service of the Protective Department has never shown 
better organization or greater efficiency than during the 
past year. 



VI City Document Ino. 80. 



The Police. 

The other arm of the protective force of the city is the 
jjolice, and it is one on which this department frequently 
needs to lean. The service which the police have rendered 
when required has been almost always excellent, and the Fire 
Commissioners have only words Qf praise and thanks for the 
zeal and intelligence displayed on these occasions. 

Organization. 

The organization of the department consist of a Board of 
three Commissionei's, a Chief Engineer, a Superintendent of 
Fire-Alarms, 13 Engineers and officers and other members, 
including telegraph operators, and employes of repair-shops 
to the number of 691 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 j^ear. The nomination is made by the Mayor, 
subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. 

Robert G. Fitch, Chairman, for thi-ee years from ]May, 
1886. Term expires May, 1889. 

John R. Murphy, for three years from May, 1888. Term 
expires May, 1891. 

Richard F. Tobin, for three years from May, 1887. 
Term expires May, 1890. 

Salaries, $3,500 each. 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., Clevk. Appointed by the Fire 
Commissioners. Salary, $2,400. 

Engineers. 

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

Assistant Engineers. 

Joseph Dunbar, Head-quarters, Engine-house 9. 
John Bartlett, " " 27. 

Lewis P. Abbott, " " 25. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



VII 



Wm. T. Cheswell, Head-quarters, Engine-house 4. 

John W. Regan, " 

John A. Mullen, " 

Patrick E. Keyes, " 

Edwin H. Sawyer, " 

James Munroe, " 

J. Foster Hewins, " 



26. 
1. 

3. 

Hose-house 7. 

H. and L. house 4. 

Engine-house 18. 



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 Roxbuiy. 

Clerks. 

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

A. Charles Scott. 



Force and Pay-Roll. 




As established by the Board. 




1 Chief Engineer .... 


$3,500 per 


annum 


1 Assistant Engineer and Inspector of 




Hose and Harnesses . 


2,400 


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9 Assistant Engineers 


2,000 


n 


3 Assistant Engineers, call 


400 


<< 


1 Superintendent of Apparatus Re- 






pairs ..... 


1,800 


C( 


3 Clerks. 


. 


1,500 


il 


1 detailed man as Clerk, 


Apparatus 






Repair-shop 




1,800 


1 1 


1 Veterinary Surgeon 




1,800 


i I 


44 Foremen 




1,400 


il 


21 Assistant Foremen 




1,300 


i i 


33 Engine-men 




1,300 


i i 


92 Men . 




. 1,200 


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16 "... 




1,100 


i( 


38 " . 




1,000 


a 


49 " . 




250 


i i 


46 "... 




200 


n 


42 " . . . 




175 


c< 


18 Permanent Substitutes 




900 


li 


21 " " 




720 


C( 


1 Chiefs Driver . 




900 


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11 Call Foremen 




400 


6( 


1 Hostler 




720 


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CiTT DOCUIMENT No. 80. 



Fire-Alaem Telegraph. 



Superintendent . 
Assistant Superintendent 
Foreman of Construction 
Operators 
Repairer 



1 

1 

1 

3 

1 

1 " . . 

6 Repairers 

3 Assistant Repairers 

1 Battery-man 



$3,200 per annum. 
2,000 

5.00 per day. 
1,600 per annum. 

4.00 per day. 

3.75 

3.25 " 

2.75 
75.00 per month. 



Fire Districts. 

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

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

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

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

District 4. — All that part west of District 3, and north of 
a line runnino- throuoh 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- 
w^ealth avenue, to Arlington, to Boylston 
street. 

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

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



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



IX 



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

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

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

Assignment of Districts. 

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





Engineer in Command. 


Companies is Districts. 






Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook 

and 
Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 




5, *9, 11 

*2T, 32 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6,10 

7,*26 

*1,2, 15 

*3, 22, 23, 33 

13,14,29 

12,17,21,24 

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


7 

1 

2 
8 

3,6 
5 
4 


2 

9 

8,14 

1 


6 


2 






1,3,4 


3 

' 4 

5 


Lewis P. Abbott . . 
Wm. T. Cheswell . . 
John W. Regan . . 
John A. Mullen . . 
Patrick E. Keyes . . 
Edw. H. Sawyer . . 




8 


6 

7 
8 
9 


5 

3, 13, 15 

11,12 

*4,7 
6,10 


10,12 
5 

*7 


10 


J. Foster Hewins . . 







^ Head-qnarters of District Engineer. 



Horses. 

The number of horses in the department April 30, 1887, 
was 171; total number April 30, 1888, 180; 25 were pur- 
chased, 10 sold or exchanged, 4 died, and 2 were killed. 
During the four winter months extra horses were placed in 
service under agreement with the owners that such sei'vice 
should be without cost to the city other than the care and 
feed, the same as is given the regular horses of the de- 



X City Document No. 80. 

partraent. The horses have received inspection from the 
Hospital Sursfeon, 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 151, resulting in 258 cases, of which 55 were received at 
the hospital stable, and the balance were attended at the 
houses of their companies, Of the 258 cases treated 6 were 
incurable, 4 have died, and 2 were killed by accident. 



Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, May 1, was 
5,204. 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 : — 

67 Lowry, 139 Post, 1 Boston, and 43 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $91,217.60, 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. 

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

Engine-houses . 



Dorchester street 

Cor. of O and Fourth streets 
Bristol St. and Harrison ave. 
Bulfineh street 

Marion street, E.B 

Wall street 

East street 

Salem street 

Paris street, E.B 



No . of feet 
in lot. 



4,000 
4,000 
6,098 

1,647 
1,3T2 
1,893 
2,568 
4,000 



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

T^adderNo. 3 in this building. 

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



Fire Commissioneks' Report. 
Engine-houses. — Concluded. 



XI 



No. 10 . 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 
21 . 
22. 
23 . 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28 . 
29. 
30 . 
32. 



River street 

Sumner street, E.B 

Dudley street 

Cabot street 

Centre street 

Dorchester avenue 

River St., Dorchester Dist. . . 

Meetinsr-house Hill, Dorches- 
ter Dist 

Harvard street. Dor. Dist. . . 

Norfolk street " 

Walnut street " 

Boston street " 

Dartmouth street 

Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 

Fort Hill square 

Mason street 

Elm street, Charlestown Dist. . 

Centre St., W. Roxbury Dist. . 

Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 
Disirict 

Mt. Vernon street, West Rox- 
bury Dist 

Bunker Hill street 



Cor. TSoylston and Hereford sts 
Church street 



Cor. Longwood and Brookline 

avenues 

Poplar St., cor. Washington, 

West Rosbury 

Washington street, between 

Atherton and Beethoven . . 
Harvard ave., near Cambridge 

street, Brighton Dist. . . . 
Centre St., near Highland sta. 

tion. West Roxbury Dist. . . 
Saratoga and Byron sts. . . . 

B street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,886 
4,010 
7,161 
4,305 
5,627 
2,843 
12,736 



2,600 
10,377 

14,356 

16,275 
8,000 

5,646 
3,412 

5,400 

14,729 

3,848 

6,112 

1,682 
10,000 

1,804 



Remodelled. 1870. Ladder No. 2 

in this building. 
Formerly occupied by Ladder 

No. 4. 
Remodelled, 1870. 



Ladder No. 6 in this building. 



Old Engine-house on this lot. 



Ladder No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 
this building. 



Ladder No. 10 in this building. 
Ladder No. 11 in this building. 

Built, 1883-84. 

Ladder No. 15 in this building. 
Wardroom No. 11 in this build 'g. 
Occupied by Chem. Eng. No. 2. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No.3. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No.4. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No.5. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No. 6. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng.No. 7. 
Occupied by Chemical Eng.No. 8. 



XII 



City Document No. 80. 
Hose-houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 2. . . 


Main st., Charlestown Dist. . . 


1,592 


Changed to Coal Depot, 1884. 


3. . . 


Winthrop st 


5,230 


Armory in building. 


4. . . 




5,668 
889 




5 . . . 


Shawmut avenue 




6. . . 


Chelsea street 


1,346 




7. . . 

8. . . 


Tremont street 

North Grove street 


4,350 
3,918 


Ladder No. 12 and Department 
Hospital in this building. 


10. . . 


Washington Village 


1,610 




12. . . 




3,101 











Hook- AND-L ADDER Houses. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



13. 
15. 



Friend street 

Dudley street 

Fourth street 

Meeting-house Hill .... 
Main street, Charlestown . 
Washington, near Dover st. 
Boylston, cor. Hereford st. 
Harrison avenue 



EuBtis street 
Bristol street 



1,676 
3,923 
2,469 

2,430 
1,007 



3,755 
700 



Formerly occupied by Eng.No. 12 



Hose No. 1 in this building. 



Eng. 33 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 Albanj'^ and Bristol streets, 20,547 
feet, upon which a new repair-shop has been erected. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



XIII 



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned for the 
year ending April 30, 1888, is as follows : — 







Purchased. 


Condemned 


Leading, 


cotton . 


7,300 feet. 


7,950 feet 


t( 


rubber . 


1,000 


a 


1,000 " 


t c 


leather 






544 " 


Chem., 


rubber . 


1,200 


a 


400 " 


( ( 


cotton . 


300 


(< 


1,050 " 


i i 


linen 


9,800 


(( 


50 " 




10,994 " 


Suction 


il . . 


159 
9,959 


11 


78 " 


Totj 


11,072 " 



Amount of hose in use and in storehouse April 30, 1888 : — 





In Use. 


In Store 


Cotton 


48,371 feet. 


5,750 feet 


Eubber 


4,390 " 


1,000 " 


Leather 


937 " 




Linen 


450 " 




Chemical . 


5,135 " 


100 " 


Suction 


1,162 " 


108 " 


Hand 


2,436 " 


100 " 


Total . 


62,881 " 


7,058 '' 



Fire-Alarm Department. 

The new construction and other work done by this de- 
partment within the year ending April 30, 1888, is as fol- 
lows : — 

No. 30 box-gong circuit was at first constructed for local 
service in East Boston by placing apparatus and battery in 
the house of Engine No. 9, but it was afterwards extended 
to head-quarters and connected into the regular service. 

Every box in the city now gives its signals automatically 
to all the department houses where the box-gongs are located. 

The box-gong service has been still further extended and 
improved by the introduction and use of registers, placed in 
connection with the box-gongs and operated by them, by 



XIV City Document No. 80. 

which a record is made on a paper tape of all alarms re- 
ceived. 

Engine No. 33 and Truck No. 15 have been connected 
with the service, and supplied with alarm-gongs, box-gongs, 
registers and telephones. A telephone has also been placed 
in the residence of Commissioner Tobin, making sixty-five 
telephones belonging to the department, now in use. 

The houses of insurance companies 1 and 2 and the office 
of Fire Marshal Whitcomb are also connected with the 
system. 

A new circuit. No. 22, has been run through the North 
End, alternating with Circuit No. 18 in its connection with 
the signal boxes, leaving No. 5 now connected only with 
the department gongs and Faneuil-Hall bell. 

A general reconstruction of the wires running to Charles- 
town and East Boston has been made, beginning at the 
Fitchburg depot, and continuing along the route of the 
bridges, ending at Meridian street. 

The poles on Warren bridge have been abandoned, and a 
nineteen-wired cable, one thousand feet in length, has been 
laid in a conduit across the same. 

A sub-marine cable has also been placed at the draw of 
this bridge, and another at Meridian street. 

Thirty-nine new signal boxes have been added to the ser- 
vice during the year. 

Two new switch- boards, of elegant design and construction, 
have been provided for telephone service. They are mounted 
on black-walnut desks which were made for the purpose, and 
are in use, one at head-quarters and the other in the ofiice of 
the Chief Engineer. 

The usual incidental work of repairs and improvement in 
construction has been carried on at various points, embracing 
the renewal of old wire wherever required, and the extension 
of circuits to connect with new boxes and department appa- 
ratus. 

Stock has been used as follows : — 

42 miles No. 9 iron wire. 

5^ " No. 12 copper wire. 
5,800 feet kerite wire. 

220 lbs. cotton insulated wire. 
6,500 feet lumber. 
2,050 glass insulators. 
1,500 insulator bolts. 
1,200 lag screws. 

50 poles. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport, 



XV 



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



Sept. 1, 1829, 

" 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, 



to August 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 . 



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 



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



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



160,508 



177,902 



XVI 



City DocumbiStt No. 80. 



Kecapitulation. 



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 

" 1887, " 1888 



64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 
785 
827 
975 



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

2,680,953 
941,483 

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

1,260,490 

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

1,593,393 
821,848 
911,999 
784,667 



$383,700 

340,775 

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 

10,165,625 



Population. 



342,000 



362,000 



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



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damao-ed 



820 

669 

25 

126 



501 
81 
31 

124 



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



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



XVII 



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



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23,051 
24,181 


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59 


2,453 


1,327 


602 




27,457 


73 


2,670 


2,690 


460 




28,880 


80 


2,661 
2,398 


2,811 
2,645 






29,736 


70 


734 




30,461 


73 


1,284 


1,727 


734 




39,106 


72 


2,778 


2,764 


446 


21 


39,707 


74 


2,669 


3,262 


398 


27 


39,804 


100 


2,915 


4,274 


172 


57 


39,170 


111 


3,172 


4,476 


132 


89 


41,467 


120 


3,074 


4,360 


146 


80 


41,652 


88 


3,319 


4,258 


139 


114 


41,975 


75 


3,254 


4,653 


194 


136 


41,903 


70 


2,994 


4,622 


170 


147 


42,267 


68 


2,987 


4,935 


218 


152 


43,986 


76 


3,347 


5,102 


209 


153 


44,196 


88 


2,965 


4,970 


289 


178 


45,137 


81 


2,988 


5,057 


282 


211 


46,042 


78 


2,973 


4,801 


292 


264 


47,380 


73 


3,278 


5,663 


385 


298 



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Loss by 
Fire. 



1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 



$444,946,100 
493,573,700 
549,511,600 
584,089,400 
612,663,550 
682,724,300 
693,831,400 
798,755,050 
793,961,895 
748,996,210 
686,840,586 
630,446,866 
613,322,692 
639,462,495 
665,554,597 
672,497,961 
682,432,671 
682,648,000 
682,656,000 
710,621,400 
747,642,600 



$402,115 
401,106 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 

1,516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

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

1,260,490 

1,183,818 
814,154 
998,554 

1,593,393 
821,848 
911,999 
784,667 



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



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XXII 



City Document No. 80. 



Table No. 5. 

Showing the different Causes of Fires and Alarms, 
May 1, 1887, to April 30, 1888. 

Alarms, accidental, automatic . 

" needless 

" false .... 

" 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 . 
Careless use of lamps, candles, etc. 

" " fire 

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" — smoking 

" — clothes too near stove 
Defective flue 

" stove-pipe 

" grate 

" furnace 
Electric-light wires 
Explosion of chemicals 
Fireworks .... 
Friction of machinery 
Gas, explosion of . 
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" jet setting fire 
Hot iron and coals igniting wood-wor 
Incendiary .... 

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Ignition of spirits, etc. . 
Light mistaken for fire . 
Kerosene lamp, breaking or explosion of 
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" stove, lamps, careless use and explosion of, 
Matches and rats 

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" children playing with . 
Overheated stove . 

" furnace or oven 

" steam-pipe 

R.R. accident .... 
Euins rekindling 
Slacking of lime 



from 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



XXIII 



Smoke or steam mistaken for tire 
Spontaneous combustion . 
Sparks from another fire . 

" " furnace or stove . 

" " engine 

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" " forge . 

" " cliimney 

Unknown .... 
Water-pipes, tliawing out of . 
Exhibition alarm 

Fall of building, call for assistance 
Explosion of oil still 
Rags in chimney-flue, ignition of 
Boiler explosion 



George S. Rich, 
Charles N. Allison, 
Mark C. Davis, 
Charles McKenzie, 
Thomas E. Simonds, 
Thomas H. Foster, 



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Nov. 28, 1887. 
Dec. 19, 1887. 
Dec. 26, 1887. 
Feb. 16, 1888. 
Feb. 21, 1888. 



Discharges, Pensions, etc. 

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Transfers in Call force 

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Pensions. 

In accordance with the provisions of Chap. 107 of the 
Acts of 1880, in relation to pensioning firemen, the follow- 
ing pensions 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 
$300 per annum, as an annuity, to be paid in monthly instal- 
ments 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. 

Albert Bailey, of Hose Co. 6, and Wm. Blake, of Chem- 
ical Engine 3, by reason of old age, were retired at a com- 
pensation of $400 per annum, from April 13, 1888. J. H. 
Barutio of Hose Co. 7, and Chas. P. Cottle, of Engine 5, 
on account of injuries received in service were placed on the 
pension roll April 13, 1888, at an annual compensation of 
$150 each. Saml. L. Fowle, of Engine Co. 11, was also re- 
tired same date, at a compensation of $100 per annum. 

The Firemen's Eelief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, in their report for the year end- 
ing Dec. 31, 1887, submitted a statement showing the receipts 
for the year, including $4,685.03 cash on hand, to be $19,- 
998^20, of which $13,449.47 were the net proceeds of the 
ball given in its aid. Of the disbursements, $7,163.17 were 
on account of relief, $8,000 was invested in a City of Boston 
Bond. 

The amount of money invested April 30, 1888, was 
$72,000". 



EOBEET O. FITCH, 
JOHN E. MUEPHY, 
EICHAED F. TOBIN, 



Fire 
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APPENDIX. 



The following tables show the location of the several 
pieces of apparatus in service or reserve, together with 
the name of the builder and when put in service ; also a 
statement of the hydrants and reservoirs in use, and the 
fires and alarms from May 1, 1887, to April 30, 1888. 



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8 City Document No. 80. 

Depots for coal are located on Salem and Shaving streets, 
city proper ; Main street, Charlestown ; Orleans street, East 
Boston. 

The Chief and District chiefs, the Superintendent of Fire- 
Alarros, the Superintendent of Repairs, and Hospital Sur. 
geon, are each supplied with ahorse, wagon, pung, or sleigh- 
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uses, and two wagons in service for repair-men of Fire- 
Alavm Telegraph. 

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

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



Reservoirs. 



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



95 
18 
13 
41 
11 
19 
38 
3 



Total . 



238 



Appendix. 



Hydrants. 

May 1, 1888. 

During the year 250 hydrants have been established, anc 
70 abandoned, as follows : — 







Established. 


Abandoned. 


£ 




Wi-1 


1 


o 


d 
o 

o 


o 


o o 

PQi-l 


1 


3 


1 
o 


1 


a 

M 




3 


7 
10 

9 

8 
34 
52 
17 

2 


20 

27 
4 
4 
2 

7 

3 




30 
37 
13 
16 

47 
73 
20 
14 


2 
1 






14 
22 
1 
3 

3 
1 

4 


16 
23 
1 
4 
11 
8 
1 
6 


14 














14 






4 
11 
14 
2 
9 






12 




1 

5 
5 






12 


Dorcheeter . 
West Roxbury 
Brighton . . 
Charlestown . 






4 


36 
65 


1 






19 




1 


1 


8 






43 


139 


67 


1 


250 


14 


1 


5 


50 


70 


180 











10 



City Document No. 80. 



Total Number of Hydrants, May 1, 1888. 





Boston 
Y. 


Boston 
Lowry. 


Post. 


Lowry. 


Boston. 


Total. 






51 
16 
18 
36 
102 
105 
32 


143 
62 
52 
68 
151 
273 
174 
16 
43 


554 
188 
127 
653 
569 
111 
63 


647 
282 
149 
118 
87 
67 
37 


1,395 


So. Boston 


1 


549 
346 






875 






909 






546 






306 






16 






24 


182 


13 


262 










1 


384 


982 


2,447 


1,390 


5,204 





FIRES AND ALARMS 



MAY 1st, 1887, TO APEIL 30th, 1888. 



MAY. 

Sunday, 1st, 1-28 P.M. Box 532. 
Walkhill and Bourne sts. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-57 P.M. Still. 
Perkins st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Sunday, 1st, 6-10 P. 31. Still. 
Perkins st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Sunday, 1st, 7-55 P.M. Box 526.- 
Allendale st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Monday, 2d, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

Grinnell ST., NEAR MiLFORD PL. Owned by Martin Beatty ; loss, $16; 
insurance, .$1,500; occupied by Ross & Webb, as stable; originated on out- 
side; cause, boys building bonfire in straw. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Goldsmith pl. Owned by S. Goldsmith ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. W. Silver, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of clothing from pipe in pocket. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-24 A.M. Box 18. 

QuiNCT House, Brattle st. Owned by J. W. Johnson & Co. ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $421,000; occupied by J. W. Johnson & Co., as hotel; loss, $10; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-53 P.M. Still. 
Allandale ST. Cause, incendiary fire on woodland of Jacob Hall. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-15 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 14 Hanson st. Owned by Max Hirsch ; loss, $10; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Max Hirsch, as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, $4,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 4-37 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 86 Eighth st. Owned by Wm. R. Cavanaugh; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by J. Kane and others, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
boys setting fire to rubbish. 



12 City Document No. 80. 



Thursday, 5th, 6-01 P.M. Box 363. 

Braintree ST. Owned by Cyrus Butler; loss, $5,763; insurance, $5,370; 
occupied by J. S. Heartt & Co., as foundry; loss, $2,460; insurance, $500; 
originated on outside ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
La Grange st. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-22 P. 31. Box 417. 

No. 36 Austin st. Owned by Children's Home Society; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied as Children's Home; originated in basement; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-15 P.3I. Boxes 533, 365. 

Forest Hills Cemetery. Owned by Cemetery Association; loss, $20; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Cemetery Association, as tool-house; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 5th, 11-36 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 47 Devonshire st. Owned by First National Bank; loss, $76; in- 
surance, $40,000 ; occupied by First National Bank, as oflB.ces ; originated in 
basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

Friday, 6th, 5-16 P.M. Box 69. 

Rear No. 29 Trot st. Owned by Rice & Hutchins ; occupied by Rice & 
Hutchins, as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of leather dust 
on boiler. 

Saturday, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Green st. Owned by Mrs. Barrett; loss, $2; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Barrett, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Saturday, 7th, 5-30 P. 31. Still. 

No. 523 East Third st. Owned by Con. Casey; insurance, $200; occupied 
by P. F. Brickley, as stable; originated on outside; cause, children playing 
■with matches. 

Saturday, 7th, 7-21 P. 31. Box 134. 

■ No. 133 to 141 1) st. Owned by Catherine Lynch; loss, $167; insurance, 
$2,400; occupied by Catherine Lynch and others, as dwelling; loss, $22; in- 
surance, $100; No. 135 owned by John Haley; loss, $465; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by .John Haley and others, as dwelling ; loss, $100 ; No. 137 owned by 
Wm. Gleason; loss, $230; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Wm. Gleason and 
others, as dwellings; loss, $50; insurance, $300; No. 139 owned by Elizabeth 
Lubke; loss, $22; insurance, 2,000; No. 141 owned by M. J. Whelan ; loss, 
$11 ; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; extended to entire block ; 
cause, overheated chimney. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-46 P. 31. Box 37. 
No. 58 Broad st. Owned by Boylston heirs; loss, $238; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by James & Eaton, as canned goods; loss, $100; insurance, 
$3,000; originated" on 1st floor; cause, lighted cigar thrown in wooden 
spittoon. 

3Ionday, 9th, 8-17 A. 31. Box 516. 
Bailey st. Owned by Boston & Providence R.R; occupied by Boston & 
Providence R.R., as tool- house; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 



Appendix. 13 

Monday, 9th, 2-24 P.M. Box 91. 

Brighton and Beacon sts. Cause, spontaneous combustion in manure 
pile. 

Monday, 9th, 3-14 P.M. Box 125. 

No. 457 Dorchester ave. Owned by South Boston Ice Co. ; occupied by 
South Boston Ice Co., as office, etc. ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 10th, 6-11 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 304 AND 306 Hanover st. Owned by Mrs. Sarah Bowker ; loss, $208 ; 
insurance, S5, 000; occupied by II. Nairherseg, as dry-goods; loss, $4,000; 
insurance, .$9,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 11-11 A.M. Box 47. 

Remarks. E.xhibition given to Queen Kapiolani and suite of the Sandwich 
Islands. 

Tuesday, 10th, 1-34 P.3I. Box 23. 

No. 13 Chardon ST. Owned by Charles Roberts ; occupied by Charles 
Roberts, as engine-room; originated in basement; cause, back draught from 
furnace. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-39 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 59 TO 63 Wareham st. Owned by Cressey & Noyes ; occupied by 
Cressey & Noyes, as carpenters; owned by W. F. Badger; occupied by W. 
F. Badger, as planing-mill ; originated in boiler-room ; extended to adjoining 
building; cause, sparks from boiler furnace. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-41 A.M. Box 563. 

No. 1 Braintree ST. Owned by Cyrus Butler; loss, $60; insurance, 
$5,870; occupied by J. S. Heartt & Co., as foundry, etc.; insurance, $500; 
owned by J. W. Mollis; occupied by Hano & Co., as book-binders; originated 
on 1st floor of foundry ; extended to adjoining building; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — A car belonging to the Boston & Albany R.R. was damaged to 
the extent of $25. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-13 P.M. Box 546. 
Franklin ave. Brush fire ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Wabon ST. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 11th, 2-04 P. 31. Box 524. 

Perkins court. Owned by Enos Smith heirs ; occupied by Doyle and 
Coyne, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 11th, 4-17 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 7 Stanhope st. Owned by Mr. Minot; loss, $888; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Barnes & Duncklee, as stable; loss, $500; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5 P.M. Box 461. 

No. 8 Dorrance st. Owned by J. Coonehan; loss, $2; occupied by J. 
Coonehau, as store-house ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 11th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Meridian st. Owned by T. C. Crowley; occupied by John 
Moriarty, as fruit-store; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet 
igniting tissue-paper decorations. 



14 City Document No. 80. 



Wednesday, 1 1th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 1058 Tremont st. Owned by Gideon Currier; loss, $76; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Alphonso Whitman, as druggist; insurance, $1,000. 

Remarks. — A lighted kerosene lamp caused so much smoke that a police 
officer supposed there was a fire in the store ; the loss to property was caused 
by forcing an entrance ; there was no fire. 

Thursday, 12th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

Oakland st. and Blue Hill ave. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Thursday, 12th, 5-22 P.M. Box 323. 

No. 22 Shamrock st. Owned by P. Finnegan; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by J. Slattery et als., as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-33 P.M. Box 88. 

No. 463 CoLtTMBUs ATE. Owned by George B. Taylor ; insurance, $15,000 ; 
occupied by F. H. & W. F. Dowell, as grocers; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, ignition of oily rags. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-37 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 1 LovEEiNG PL. Owned by F. A. White; loss, $16; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by A. J. Rose, as dwelling; loss, $28; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 13th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
La Gkange ST. Cause, carelessness in burning brush. 

Friday, 13th, 1-20 P. M. Still. 

No. 185 Cambridge st. Owned by Parkman heirs; occupied by Geo. H. 
Dean, as grain store; loss, $200; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 8-49 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 63 Emerald st. Owned by Mr. Mayo; loss, $4; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Vose et als., as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 13th, 11-28 P. 31. Box 68. 

No. 439 Albany st. Owned by Hinckley Locomotive Works ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $390,000; occupied by Hinckley Locomotive Works, as work- 
shops; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 14th, 4-35 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 545 East Fifth st. Owned by Menslage Bros. ; loss, $24; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Holbrook Bros, ei a/5., as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, set by boys under door-steps. 

Saturday, 14th, 5 P.M. Still. 
Baker st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-46 P. 31. Box 183. 

No. 4 Burke's court. Owned by Michael Sheridan; loss, $12; insurance, 
; occupied by Michael Sheridan, as dwelling; loss, $28; insurance, 
; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 15 



Saturday, 14th, 8-20 P.M. Box 158. 

No. 149 Paris st. Owned by Hannah Hankard ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$850; occupied by D. A. McNeill et als., as dwelling; loss, $19(j ; insurance, 
^500; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 14th, 9-17 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 94 Blackstone st. Needless alarm ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

, Saturday, 14th, 9-24 P.M. Box 218. 
No. 18 Warren st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 15th, 0-38 A.M. Box 7. 

No. 5 Poplar court. Owned by E. B. Hine ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. Forrester, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 4^02 A.M. Box 168. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the tug-boat "Despatch," caused by an over- 
heated boiler. The boat was owned by the Boston Tow Boat Co., and lying 
at Grand Junction wharf (Pier No. 6). 

Sunday, 15th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 

Chestnut Hill Ave. and Washington st. Owned by E. C. Scales ; 
loss, .$15; insurance, $10,000; occupied by Mrs. Kenison et als., as dwell- 
ing, etc. ; loss, $30; insurance, $2, 000; originated on 3d floor; cause, matches 
igniting in coat-pocket. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-48 P.M. Still. 
North Charles st. Cause, incendiary. 
Remarks. — Old building material owned by the city of Boston. 

Sunday, 15th, 4-05 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 31 Norman st. Owned by Mrs. Page; loss, $38; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by T. Harrington as furniture; loss, $75; originated in basement ; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 16th, 3-16 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 35 Hawley st. Owned by J. J. Walworth & Co. ; loss, $950; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by Torrej', Bright, & Capen, as carpet store; loss, 
insurance, $39,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



Monday, 16th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 TO 45 BowKER st. Owned by J. W. Tufts ; occupied by J. W. 
Tufts, as soda-water apparatus; insurance, $140,000; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 17th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 231 Cabot st. Cause, shavings in yard ignited by spark from plumb- 
er's furnace. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-38 P.M. Box 42. 

No. 4 Park st. Owned by Quincy Estate; loss, .$6,250; insurance, 
$31,145; occupied by Notman & Co., as photographers; loss, $970; insur- 
ance, $6,500; occupied by J. S. Sewell, as office; loss, $30; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., as publishers ; loss, $9,395; insur- 
ance, $12,500; occupied by F. D. Somers, as tailors; loss, $2,640; insur- 
ance, $9,000; occupied by Stinipson, Huntley, & Co., as Fayal goods; loss, 
*1,200; insurance, $12,000; occupied by C. W. Reed, as dwelling; insurance, 

'■"O; occupied by Dr. Harriman, dentist; loss, $36; insurance, $1,250; 



16 City Document No. 80. 

occupied by L. P. Holden, as dentist; loss, $33; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, carelessly throwing the remnant of a curtain, par- 
tially burned, during the afternoon, into the basement. 

Remarks. — Capt. C. 0. Poland, of Engine No. 25, was severely cut on 
hand by a falling window-sash. 

Wednesday, 18th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
First and C sts. Cause, bonfire ; set by boys in rubbish. 

Wednesday, 28th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

North Charles st. Cause, incendiary flre in partially demolished build- 
ing owned by city of Boston. No damage. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 23 Bennington st. Owned by J. W. Conant; occupied by C. W. 
Chase, as sheds; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel in woodshed. 

Wednesday, 18th, 11-45 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 258 Athens ST. Owned by John Stack ; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by John Stack et als., as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, lighted lamp 
igniting bed clothing. 

Thursday 19th, 8-03 P.M. Still. 
North Charles st. Cause, rubbish set on fire b}' boys. 

Thursday 19th, 11-57 P.M. Box 244. 
Washington and Bartlett sts. Owned by Metropolitan Eailroad ; oc- 
cupied by Metropolitan Railroad, as repair- shop; originated on second floor; 
cause, unknown. 

Thursday 19th, 4-30 A.M. Still. 

BoTLSTON ST. Owned by Jacob Rilletz ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 19th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 791 Tremont st. Owned by C. F. and G. H. Chickering; occupied 
by Chickering & Co., as pianos; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Friday, 20th, 4-21 A.M. Box 185. 

No. 195 Lexington st. Owned by Harvey Crocker; loss, .$110; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Wm. McNeil, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 20th, 1-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 56 West Dedham ST. Owned by McNinch heirs; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. Ready et als., as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 20th, 1-26 P.M. Box 7. 
North Charles st. Cause, old building material fii'ed by boys. 

Friday, 20th, 7-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 North Bennett st. Owned by Peter Pastene; loss, $38; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by A. Belli, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 20th, 7-53 P.M. Box 573. 

Cambridge st. Owned by N. and G. D. Chamberlin: loss, $10; occupied 
by F. H. Coolidge, as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 17 

Friday, 20th, S-26 P.M. Box 428. 
Mystic Wharf. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 20th, 9-26 P.M. Box 573. 
Cambridge st. Owned by N. and G. D. Chamberlin; occupied by F. H. 
Coolidge, as storage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 21st, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
Condor st. Owned by C. C Gilbert; unoccupied sheds ; originated on the 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 22d, 0-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 29 Buckingham ST. Owned by E. J. Hickey ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Mrs. M. Bell, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 22d, 8-30 A. M. Still. 

No. 133 "West Third st. Owned by F. H. Furlong et als. ; loss, $40; in- 
surance, $1,100; occupied by F. H. Furlong et als., as dwelling; originated 
on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 22d, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 22d, 3-14 P.M. Box 219. 

Ward st. Owned by Isaac Cook heirs; loss, $200; occupied by Phoenix 
Brewing Co., as brewery; loss, $25; originated on outside; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Sunday, 22d, 4-25 P.M. Box 164. 

Marginal st. Cause, careless use of pipe. 

Remarks. — Rubbish on wharf, owned by North American Fire Insurance 
Company. 

Monday, 23d, 12 M. Still. 
Centre st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday,23d, 4-47 P.M. Box 153. 

No. 285 Sumner st. Owned by Charles McLaughlin ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by C. McLaughlin et als., as dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause, boiling over of kettle of pitch. 

Monday, 23d, 8-47, 9-07, 9-11 P.M. Box 186. 

No. 414 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt; loss, $4,050; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Bennett & Towle, as stair-builders; loss, $13,850; insur- 
ance, $6,200; originated on 1st floor; extended to adjoining building; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 10-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 65 A ST. Owned by Annie G. Cole ; insurance, .$2,980 ; occupied by 
Mrs. Sweeney et als., as dwelling; loss, $2; originated in basement; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 24th, 4-01 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 390 Hanover st. Owned by Smith Gerrish ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by French Bros., as provisions ; insurance, $8,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



18 City Document No. 80. 



Tuesday, 24th, 4-07h -A.M. Box 217. 

No. 1238 Tkemont st. Owned by M. Myerson ; loss, $972; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Peter Zimmer, as baliery ; loss, $523 ; insurance, $1,300 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of pan of fat. 

Tuesday, 24th, 7-15 A.M. Box 186. 
No. 414 BoKDER ST. Cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Thursday, 26th, 6-40 A. 3f. Still. 

No. 236 Main st. Owned by A. N. Cook; occupied by Dr. Cheever, as 
druggist ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-52 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 133 Blackstone ST. Owned by Robert G. Shaw, estate; loss, $15; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by J. E. Cunningham, as furniture; loss, $10; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Thursday, 26th, 4-50 P.M. Still. 
West First and C sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 26th, 9 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 I ST. Owned by Patrick Bowe ; occupied by John Fay, as store- 
sheds ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 26th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Harwich st. Owned by Chas. Whittemore ; loss, -$10; occupied by 
W. A. Littlefield, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th 2-20 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 6 Maudlin st. Owned by Mrs. Dee; loss, $50; insurance, $1,700; 
occupied by Mrs. Sullivan, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 27th, 4-33 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 9 Cazenove ST. Owned by D. L. White; loss, $80; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied byD. L. White, as dwelling; loss, $214; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 28th, 1-54 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 134 Cambridge st. Owned by C. S. Lincoln ; loss, $1 ,410 ; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by C. Osborne & Co., as furniture; loss, $925; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. D. Balfour, as bakery; loss, $30; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 2Sth, 5-12 A.M. Box 421. 

Warren ate. Owned by J. A. Wellington & Co.; loss, $100; insurance, 
$100; occupied by J. A. Wellington & Co., as boiler-house; loss, $175; in- 
surance, $900 ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, supposed overheated boiler. 

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

No. 183 Cambridge st. Owned by Parkman heirs ; occupied by Geo. 
Jackson, as coal-ofiice; originated on roof; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 28th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 1247 Tremont st. Owned by H. Thompson; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by M. Kerr, as dry goods; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, smoke from kerosene stove mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 19 

Saturday, 28th, 7-18 P.M. Box 187. 

Chelsea st. Owned by Pierce & Canterbury ; occupied by Pierce & Can- 
terbury, as oil-works; cause, ignition of oil from leaky still. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-34 P.M. Box 265. 

No. 35 Dale st. Owned by Peter Higgins ; loss, .$15; insurance, $711; 
occupied by J. F. Clamer, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defec- 
tive fireplace. 

Saturday, 28th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Cambridge st. Owned by Robert G. Sbaw heirs ; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance $10,000; occupied by W. B. Oakes, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
^3,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, ignition of wood-work from hot-air 
pipe. 

Saturday, 28th, 9-45 P.M. Box 186. 

No. 412 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt ; occupied by Rice & Hammond, 
et als., as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed careless smokers. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-53 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 70 Beverly st. Owned by James Wight; loss, $12; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by J. N.Lombard, as picture-frames; loss, $229; insurance, 
$14,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

Sunday 29th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 

TowNSEND ST. Owned by J. H. Townsend heirs; loss, $10; occupied by 
0. Nawn, as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-18 P.M. Box 156. 

RemarTis. — This alarm was given for a supposed fire in the North Perry 
head-house owned by the city of Boston. 

Monday, 30th, 9-47 A.M. Box 148. 

A, NEAR Congress st. Owned by Tyler Bros. ; occupied by Tyler Bros., 
as tube-works ; originated on the roof; cause, overheated gas-flue. 

Tuesday, 31st, 0-29 A.M. Box 121. 

No. 94 to 98 A and 10 West Third st. No. 94, owned by Timothy Corco- 
ran ; loss, $95; insurance, $1,800; occupied by T. Corcoran et als., as dwell- 
ing; loss, $25; No. 96 and 98, owned by C. Hasgrove; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,500; No. 10 West Third St., owned by C. Healey ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on outside of buildings ; cause, supposed careless use of 
matches. 

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

No. 6 Coventry st. Owned by Thos. Bennett; loss, $5; occupied by 
E. E. Quimby, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden receptacle. 



JUNE. 

Wednesday, 1st, 5-23 P.M. Box 219. 

Vancouver st. Owned by Thomas Reddish ; occupied by Thomas Red- 
dish, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless smoking 
in bed. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 49 Clarendon st. Owned by E. S. Todd; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by E. S. Todd, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, defective grate. 



20 City Document No. 80. 



^¥ednesday, 1st, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

Eear No. 10 School st. Owned by L. P. Barker; insurance, $200; oc- 
cupied by Charles Clark, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, dropping 
lamp in pile of straw. 

Thursday, 2d, 9-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Chester sq. Owned by A. A. Eanney; loss, $113; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by A. A. Ranney, as dwelling; loss, -$272; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Friday, 3d, 6-35 A. M. Box 62. 

Nos. 114 AND 116 Eliot st. Owned by J. T. Eldridge ; loss, $7; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by G. W. Norman & Co., as picture- frames; loss, 
insurance, $2,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 



Friday, 3d, 11-50 A. M. Box 96. 

No. 6 CoETES ST. Owned by Society of the Good Shepherd; occupied by 
Miss Rose, et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene stove. 

Friday, 3d, 3-45 P.M. Box 451. 

No. 159 Medford st. Owned by Dr. A. Shurtleff"; loss, $364; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by John Rogers, as storage; loss, $203; insurance, $690; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-40 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 322 North st. Cause, rubbish in sidewalk grating ignited from 
cigar. 

Saturday, 4th, 7-21 P.M. Box 13. 

Nos. 160 and 162 North st. Owned by J. W. Converse ; loss, $181 ; insur- 
ance, $27,000; occupied by E. F. Pierce & Co., as chair m'f'g; loss, $384; 
insurance, $15,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion 
in oily rags. 

Satvrday, 4th, 10-18 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 470 Harrison ave. Owned by Hobbs & Prescott; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by L. P. Wiggan & Co., as pork packers; loss, $100; insurance, 
$10,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 4th, 11-25 P.M. Box 124. 

No. 208 West Broadway. Owned by Matthews Estate; loss, $243; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by S. Rubin, as clothing; loss, $1,200; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 6th, 8-40 A. M. Box 167. 

Maverick st. Owned by John Jeffries ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied 
by Goepper Bros., as cooperage; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, upsetting of stove, caused by the total collapse and fall of building. 

Monday, 6th, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 61 West Fourth st. Owned by Alger heirs; occupied by Colman 
Flaherty, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday, 6th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 Hamilton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 21 



Tuesday, 7th, 1-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 109 EcjoaLES st. Owned by Henry Green; loss, $22; insurance, 
2,000; occupied by S. B. White, as provisions, etc.; loss, $21; insurance, 
; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



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

No. 184 Chaeles st. Occupied byL. Doyle, as stable; originated in base- 
ment; cause, sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-45 P.M. Box 36. 

Remarks. — This alarm was given by an excited police officer, who, hear- 
ing a cry for help, and supposing it was fire, pulled tlie alarm. 

Wednesday, 8th, 1-44 P.M. Still. 
CopELAND PL. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar; damage, $20. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-14 P.M. Box 123. 

No. 57 Foundry st. Owned by South Boston Ice Co. ; occupied by South 
Boston Ice Co., as storehouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
chimney. 

Thursday, 9th, 8-32 A. M. Box 7. 

North Charles st. Owned by J. B. James; loss, $52; occupied by 
J. B. James, as stable; loss $122; insurance, $6,100; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 9th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 
North Charles st. Cause, bonfire in rubbish, set by boys. 

Thursday, 9th, 10-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 82 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Wiley & Eichardson, as paints and oils; insurance, $12,500; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 10th, 1-34 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 51 AND 53 Beverly st. Owned by James Wight; loss, .$35; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by A. M. Wood, as carriages; originated in yard in 
rear; extended to building; cause, probably careless use of matches in shav- 
ing-bin. 

Remarks. — Box 19 was given at 1-37 P.M. for the same fire. 

Friday, 10th, 6-36, 6-41 P.M. Box 435. 

No. 425 Medford st. Owned by Anthony Waterman; loss, $4,074; in-' 
surance, $2,400; occupied by Stearns Manufacturing Co., as furniture; loss, 
$27,500; insurance, $15,700; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 9 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 Bolton st. Owned by Abby Russell; loss, $14; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Abby Russell, as dwelling; loss, $41; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 11th, 3-47 A.M. Box 564. 

North Harvard st. Owned by Michael Grady; loss, $472; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Michael Grady, as dwelling and stable; loss, $333; in- 
surance, $385; originated in stable; extended to dwelling; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 1-06 P.M. Still. 
Thorndike ST. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 



22 CiTT Document No. 80. 

Saturday, lHh, 9-32 P.M. Box 182. 

No. 5 Lewis st. Owned by National Dock Co. ; occupied by W. McMor- 
ton, as furniture; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting ex- 
celsior. 

Sunday, 12th, 1-42 A.M. Box 161. 

No. 64 Hatnes ST. Owned by Thomas Arthur; loss, $60; insurance, 
S4,000; occupied by Samuel Lowe, as dwelling; loss, ^35; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 12th, 11-57 A.M. Box 272. 

Elm Hill Ave. Owned by Wm. Stevens; unfinished dwelling; originated 
on the roof; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 12th, 2-27 P.M. Box 213. 

No. 2 Crosby pl. Owned by Patrick Crosby; occupied by Wm. Capelle, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, sparks from pipe igniting clothing. 

Sunday, 12th, 7-15 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 127 State st. Owned by Wm. Phillips estate ; loss, $498 ; insur- 
ance, ($20,000; occupied by D. Lyons, agent, as tobacco, etc.; loss, $5oO; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of lighted 
cigar. 

Remarks. — Substitute S. A. Wheelock, of Engine No. 25, was severely 
cut on the neck by falling glass. 

Sunday, 12th, 8-28 P. M. Box 121. 

No. 39 West Third st. Owned by Burke Bros. ; occupied by Joseph 
Quinn, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, kettle of meat burning on 
stove. 

Sunday 12th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Gray st. Owned by P. O'Riordan ; occupied by John Barry, as dwell- 
ing; originated on 2 J floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 13th, 3-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 1019 Tremont ST. Owned by D. C. Lucey ; loss, $200; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Joseph Ferreira, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, building fire with kerosene. 

Monday, 13th, 5-07 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 280 Causeway st. Owned by N. Carr : loss, $228 ; insurance, $1,632 ; 
294, owned by J. Goodnow & Co. ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $17,471 ; occupied by 
N. Carr, as stable; loss, $19; insurance, $600; occupied by N. Carr, as 
coal-sheds; loss, $32; insurance, $400; occupied by J. Goodnow & Co., as 
lumber-sheds; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; originated in stable of N. Carr; 
extended to adjoining buildings; cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 7-29 P.M. Box 184. 

Border st. Owned by John S. Weeks; loss, $50; occupied by John H. 
Laskey, as electric-works; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric wires ignit- 
ing wood-work. 

Monday, 13th, 9-49 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 33 Edinboro' st. Owned by J. F. and C. H. Wilson ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Otis Merrill, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 23 



Tuesday, 14th, 3-56 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 71 Union st. Owned by John J. Eaynor Estate; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by Gould & Co., as paints, oils, etc. ; insurance, $13,500 ; originated 
in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in sawdust and oil. 

Tuesday, 14th, 0-54 P. M. Box 453. 

No. 552 Mais st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, .$67; insurance, #2,000; 
occupied by J. H. Cauley, as dining saloon ; loss, $122 ; insurance, $2,800, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated range. 

Wednesday, 15th, 2-40 A.M. Box 324. 

BowDOiN ST. Owned by St. Mary's Episcopal Society; loss, $16,345; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by St. Mary's Episcopal Society, as church; 
loss, $2,000; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 15th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Utica ST. Owned by Michael Lyons ; loss, $45 ; occupied by M. 
Barrett, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 1 6th, 4-03 P. M. Box 423. 

No. 85 Chelsea st. Owned by James Cogan ; loss, $2; occupied by 
John Shea, as carpenter; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thvrsday, 16th, 4-57 P.M. Box 572. 

Washington st. Owned by G. B. and H. Livermore ; insurance. $3,000 ; 
occupied by Henry Livermore, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
ignition of oil in kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 16th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 99 High st. Owned by Jasper Stone; occupied by Mrs. Watts ctals., 
as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, flre-crackers. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-45 P. 31. Still. 

No. 17 Mill st. Owned by C. Simmons; loss, $10; insurance, $700; 
occupied by C. V. White, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

Mystic wharf. Cause, bonfire in old lumber, set by boys. 

Friday, 17th, 8-51 A.M. Still. 

No. 544 Main st. Owned by Samuel Lund; loss, $2; occupied by Mrs. 
Herpey, as cigars, etc. ; originated on the roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 44 Warren st. Owned by J. McNeiss ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. McNeiss, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 0-59 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 26 Oxford st. Owned by Edwin Howland ; loss, $12 ; insurance, 
$3,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated in the yard ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 17th, 3-34 P.M. Still. 

Eutherford AVE. Owned by Mr. Tripp ; occupied by Mr. Tripp, as stable ; 
originated on outside ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 
Walter st. Cause, brush fire. 



24 City Document No. 80. 

Friday, 17th, 8-09. P.M. Box 213. 
Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 18th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 98 West Fourth st. Owned by Catherine McGoen; loss, .$25; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by C. McGoen et als., as dwelling; originated 
on outside ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 19th, 7-55 A.M. Box 421. 

No. 13 Jambs st. Owned by John Dee ; occupied by Julia Murphy, as 
dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 19th, 11-07 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 30 and 32 Lancaster st. Owned by A. Wentworth; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Keating, as planing-mill; loss, $15; insurance, 
$8,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 19th, 8-31 P.M. Box 121. 
False alarm, given by boys from keyless box. 

Monday 20th, 11-53 A.M. Box 238. 

No. 2 Swett ST. Owned by Wm. L. Bradley; occupied by James Jen- 
kins, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 20th, 6-54 P.M. Box 232. 

No. 101 EusTis ST. Owned by Benj. Franklin; occupied by Benj. Frank- 
lin, as stable; originated in hay-loft; cause, supposed children and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-09 A.M. Box 131. 

Lowland st. Owned by Hub Carbon Co.; loss, $130; insurance, 
$9,500; occupied by Hub Carbon Co., as manufactory; insurance, $2,700 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot carbon flasks igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 22d, 10-28 A.M. Box 655. 

Chelsea st. Owned by Pierce & Canterbury; loss, $300; occupied by 
Pierce & Canterbury, as still-house ; cause, explosion of kerosene still. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 383 Washington st. Needless automatic alarm. 

Friday, 24th, 11-03 A. M. Still. 

No. 1202 Washington st. Owned by Mr. Haley; insurance, $40,000 ; 
occupied by Philip Yeaton, as hotel; insurance, $500; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 24th, 3-04 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 8 Dover st. Owned by Daniel Swan ; loss, $65 ; occupied by Wm. 
Davis, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,300; originated in shed in rear; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 48 AND 50 Summer st. Owned by Foster heirs ; loss, $15 ; in- 
surance, .$30,000; occupied by J. D. Oilman et als-, as dining saloon; insur- 
ance, $29,100; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric-light wires. 



Appendix. 25 



Saturday, 25th, 8-32, 8-58 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 48 ANB 50 Commercial st. Owned by John Thaxter et als. ; loss, 
$3,385; insurance, $20,000; occupied by W. G. Bell & Co., as provisions; 
loss, $10,747; insurance, $44,000; occupied by Burr, Tyler, & Co. et als.; 
produce, etc. ; loss, $224; insurance, $17,800; originated on 2d floor smolce- 
house ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 25th, 11-10 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 19 Livingston st. Owned by P. Finnegan ; insurance, $2,300; occu- 
pied by Catherine Welcli, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Catherine Welch was fatally burned by her clothing tak- 
ing fire. 

Sunday, 26th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Division st. Cause, set by boys in rubbish on vacant lot. 

Sunday, 26th, 9-38 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 60 Weston st. Owned by Thomas Hall, agent; occupied by John 
McCaull, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, burning of pot of fat 
on stove. 

Monday, 27th, 7-03 A. M. Box 465. 

Cambridge st. Owned by F. E. Whitcomb ; occupied by F. E. Whit- 
comb, as stable, etc. 

Remarks. — This alarm was occasioned by the fall of the building, bury- 
ing two men in the ruins. Chief Hopkins and the Somerville department 
responded, and rendered assistance in the rescue of the imprisoned men. 

Tuesday, 28th, 3-32 P.M. Box 224. 

No. 990 Haerison ave. Owned by Thos. J. Ducey ; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Patrick Murray, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 28th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 425 Shawmut ave. Owned by Mrs. A. J. Loud; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by L. A Cliff', as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 29th, 4-07 P.M. Box 216. 

No. 3 Mat pl. Owned by Mrs. E. Dore ; loss, $114; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Jacob Schwarm, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $2,100; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 29th, 9-57 P. M. Still. 
No. 326 North Charles st. Cause, bonfire in old rubbish, set by boys. 

Thursday, 30th, 4-07 A. 31. Box 638. 

No. 373 Border st. Owned by Charles Gardner; loss, $60; insurance, 
,500; occupied by Mrs. J. Wilke, as dwelling; loss, $29; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Thursday, 30th, 10-11 P.M. Still. 

No. 79 Prince st. Owned by J. T. Parker; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Jacob Gordon, as provisions; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, mice and matches. 



26 City Document No. 80. 



JULY, 

Friday, 1st, 0-12 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 140 Prince st. Owned by Aaron F. Willis; loss, f 8 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Henry Marsh, as bakery; insurance, $500; cause, 
smoke from stove mistaken for Are. 

Friday, 1st, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 286 RoxBURY st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm from L. Prang 
& Co.'s factory. 

Friday, 1st, 11-20 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Centre and South sts. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 2d, 0-21 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 67 Emerald st. Owned by J. F. Dearborn ; loss, $25 ; occupied by 
Wm. Mooney et als., as dwelling; originated on roof; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-26 A.M. Box 263. 

Rear No. 37 Bowe st. Owned by C. F. Wilson; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by A. Himmel, as stable; loss, $25; originated on outside; 
cause, supposed fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 2d, 3-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 286 RoxBDRY st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm from L. Prang 
& Co.'s factory. 

Saturday, 2d, 3-20 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 17 Culvert st. Owned by Richard Garvey ; unoccupied; 
originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 2d, 4-59 P. M. Box 213. 
Hampden st. Owned by A. D. Williams Estate ; loss, $10; unoccupied; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-18 P.M. Box 237. 

No. 97 Dudley st. Owned by Isaac Sprague; loss, $90; insurance, 
$1,500: occupied by C. H. F. Proeschold, as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-32 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 730 Albany st. Owned by Hamm & Carter; occupied by Hamm & 
Carter, as drain-pipe; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated drain-pipe 
oven. 

Saturday, 2d, 7-55 P.M. Box 259. 
Rear No. 21 Bickford st. Cause, matting in express wagon igniting 
from fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-31 P.M. Box 139. 
No. o55 East Second st. Owned by John J. Doyle; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by John J. Doyle, as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, fire 
crackers. 

Saturday, 2d, 10-15 P.M. Box 323. 
No. 80 Commercial st. Owned by Richard Wallace ; occupied by sev- 
eral families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 



Appendix. 27 



Sunday, 3d, 1-40 A.M. Box 59. 

No. 105 Lincoln st. Owned by John Finnegan; loss, $150; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by C. Leonard, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, supposed careless smoking in bed. 

Sunday, 3d, 2-40 A. 31. Still. 

No. 191 Pleasant st. Owned by G. J. Paige; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. Vanarkey, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-09 A.M. Box 323. 

No. 1188 Dorchester ave. Owned by F. W. G. May; loss, $7; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 2368 Washington st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 

Sunday, 3d, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
HoosAC Tunnel Docks. Cause, overheated thermostat, automatic. 

Sunday, 3d, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Cor. First and C sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 3d, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
Park land. No. Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
Park land, No. Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 3d, 9-10 P.M. Still. 
Park land. No. Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-30 P. M. Still. 
No. 40 West Third st. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 3d, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
Federal st. Cause, bonfire in the street. 

Sunday, 3d, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
CoR. N AND Seventh sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 3d, 11-20 P. 31. Box 52. 

Nos. 105 TO 107 Kingston st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. W. Moore et als., as groceries, etc. ; loss, 
$220; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

3Ionday, 4th, 0-40 A. 31. Box 216. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 4th, 0-45 A. 31. Box 215. 
No. 985 Tremont st. Cause, ignition of awning from fire-crackers. 

3Ionday, 4th, 1-40 A.M. Box 576. 

Mechanic st. Owned by Brighton Ave. Baptist Society ; loss, $25 ; 
occupied by Brighton Ave. Baptist Society, as sheds; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 



28 City Document No. 80. 

Monday, 4th, 2 A. M. Still. 

Norfolk AVE. Owned by James A. King; loss, $20; occupied by James 
A. King, as tool-house; loss, $30; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 2-11 A. 31. Box 41. 

No. 26 Bromfieli) st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $698 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by J. W. Wildes & Co., as furniture, etc.; loss, 
$11,300; insurance, $17,500; occupied by G. H. Woodbury, as paper hang- 
ings; loss, $1,450; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 4th, 2-40 A.M. Box 259. 
Chestnut ave. and Parker st. Cause, bonfires. 

Monday, 4th, 3-22 A.M. Box 353. 

Blue Hill ave. Owned by Mrs. Ida Thompson ; loss, $600; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Patrick Collins, as barn; loss, $100; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

RemarTcs. — Engine 19 was called later in the day to extinguish a fire in the 
hay, caused by fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 6-09 A.M. Box 633. 

Cor. of Decatur and Paris sts. Owned by St. John's Church Society ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $5,000: occupied by St. John's Episcopal Society, as 
church ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 7-45 A.M. Still. 
Cor. of Tappen and Walter sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Monday, 4th, 8 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 389 Meridian st. Owned by Ira Bumpus ; occupied by Ira 
Bumpus, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 9-28 A.M. Box 221. 
No. 1 Texas ave. Owned by A. A. Ranney; unoccupied; originated 
in basement; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 9-51 A.M. Box 628. 

No. 123 Sumner st. Owned by Lyon, Dupee & Co. ; occupied by A. 
McCrillis, as blacksmith ; originated on outside ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 9-57 A.M. Box 615. 
No. 3 Noble court. Owned by John Lane ; occupied by John Buckley, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 10-02 A.M. Box 313. 
No. 5 Sidney st. Owned by R. C. Humphry; loss, $225; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Geo. W. Hammond, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 4th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 398 LONGWOOD AVE. Owned by Mrs. Palmer; loss, $5; insurance, 
$300; occupied by B. Cooper, as barn; originated on outside; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 Lelandpl. Owned by Wm. Hill ; loss, $5; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by C. Openheimer, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
roof; cause, fire-crackers. 



Appendix. 29 



Monday, 4th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

EocKLAND ST. Owned by John D. Willie; loss, $3; insurance, 
occupied by John D. Willie, as stable; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 11-02 A. 3f. Box 125. 

No. 103 West Ninth st. Owned by Hugh Dever; insurance, .$3,000; oc- 
cupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 0-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 Kneeland ST. Owned by Lewis Coleman; loss, $10; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by S. J. Hatch, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 0-40 P. M. Still. 

No. 6 Harvard st. Owned by S. N. Chittenden; loss, $6; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by S. N. Chittenden, as grocery; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

Park land, No. Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Monday, 4th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 271 C ST. Owned by Mary E. Lyons; loss, $10; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Mary E. Lyons, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 1-45 P. M. Still. 

No. 39 Fruit st. Owned by Chas. Nash; occupied by Anton Foskey, as 
dwelling; loss, $3 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of clothing from 
fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 2-18 P.M. Box 24. ^ 

Rear No. 130 Cambridge st. Owned by Win. Sohier; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $t),000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 2-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 96 Washington st. Cause, overheated thei'mostat, automatic. 

Monday, 4th, 2-37 P. M. Box 148. 

Congress, near A st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in rubbish under 
.wharf. 

Monday, 4th, 3-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 No. Grove st. Owned by Parkman heirs; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Miss E. David, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, fire- 
works. 

Monday, 4th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 53 Barton st. Owned by J. C. Brooks; loss, $3; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by M. Finnegan, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 4 P. 31. Still. 
Park land. No. Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Monday, 4th, 4-29 P. M. Box 231. 
Rear No. 12 Renfrew st. Cause, fire-crackers igniting rubbish. 



30 City Document No. 80. 



Monday 4th, 4-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 622 East Fifth st. Owned by John H. Flanders; loss, .$ fi5 ; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied hy John Crowley et als. as dwelling ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 4th, 4-57 P.M. Box 642. 
Rear No. 211 Saratoga st. Cause, fire-crackers igniting rubbish. 

Monday, 4th, 5-01 P.M. Box 565. 

Lincoln st. Owned by James Green; loss, $38; insurance $1,000; oc- 
cupied by William Jackson et als. as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 5-21 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 323 W. Broadway. Owned by Mrs. Estelle; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by E. Goldthwait, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 5-28 P. M. Box 49. 

No. 48 Summer st. Owned by Foster heirs; insurance, $30,000; occu- 
pied by J. D. Gilman, as restaurant; insurance, $11,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, electric-light wires. 

3Ionday, 4th, 6-28 P.M. Box 239. 

No. 787 Shawmut ave. Owned by Wm. R. Howe; loss, $3; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by William R. Howe, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 556 Medford st. Owned by John Quinlan ; loss, $10: occupied by 
John Quinlan, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Blonday, 4th, 7-42 P.M. Box 247. 

No. 1588 Tremont st. Owned by Fred McKinzey; occupied by S. 
Riddle, as toy store; loss, .$25; originated on 1st floor; cause ignition of fire- 
works in show-window. 

Monday, 4th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Cor. of Tappen and Walter sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Blonday, 4th, 8-02 P.M. Box 623. 

No. 92 Marginal st. Owned by Albert Bowker; occupied by George 
Thompson, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 8-58 P. 31. Still. 

No. 54 Harvard st. Owned by Hannah Clarkson ; occupied by Hannah 
Clarkson, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 TucKERMAN ST. Owned by Thonias Ashcroft : loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Thomas Ashcroft, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 O ST. Cause, bonfire in yard. 

Monday, 4th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, blasting tree-stumps. 



Appendix. 31 



Monday, 4ih, 9-25 P.M. Box 661. 

No. 669 Bennington st. Owned by Hugh Bagley ; loss, $700 ; occupied 
by Hugh Bagley, as rope-walk; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 9-45 P. 31. Still. 

No. 4 Church pl. Owned by Thomas Downey; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Thomas Downey, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 10 P.M. Still. 

Smith st. Cause, bonfire. 

BemarJcs. — This fire damaged two sleighs, stored on vacant lot of land, 
to the extent of $25, before it was extinguished. 

Monday, 4th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Cooper st. Owned by G. J. Elliott; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. McNulty, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Hugh Gallagher was so badly burned that he died soon after 
reaching the hospital. 

Monday, 4th, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
Carlisle st. Cause, bonfire. 

Monday, 4th, 10-21 P.M. Still. 

No. 76 Leverett st. Owned by C. L. Mittell ; loss, $38; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by H. Blewett, as bakery; loss, $35; insurance, $4,100; 
originated on roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 11-15 P.M. Still. 

Rear of 5 Qpinct st. Owned by J. D. Williams Estate; occupied by 
Mrs. Eay, as store-room; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 11-17 P.M. Box 635. 

Off Bremen st. Owned by Hiram Davis; loss, $250; occupied by 
Hiram Davis, as boat-builder; loss, $250; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 11-45 P. 31. Still. 

No. 114 Merrimac ST. Owned by 0. Howard; loss, .$10; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, 
fireworks. 

Tuesday, 5th, 2-11 A.3T. Box 74. 

No. 1499 Washington st. Owned by E. J. Elwell ; loss, $150; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by B. K. Swift, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, fire-crackers igniting window-cur- 
tain. 

Tuesday, 5th, 2-35 P.M. Box 645. 

West Eagle st. Owned by Paul Knowles Estate; unoccupied barn; 
originated on outside ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 113 Beach st. Owned by Mr. Denman; occupied by James Sheehan 
ei als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 5th, 9-06 P.M. Box 436. 

No. 330 Bunker Hill st. Owned by David P. Welch ; occupied by David 
P. Welch, as store, etc. ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



32 City Document No. 80. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-01 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 132 Princeton st. Owned by J. C. Smith ; occupied by Dr. Mollick, 
as dwelling : originated on roof ; careless smoking. 

Thursday, 7th, 11-20 A.M. Box 245. 

Reae 1418 Teemont st. Owned by Wm. Goldsmith; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Thursday, 7th, 2-29 P.M. Box 48. 
Tileston's whaef. Cause, old lumber on wharf, set by boys. 

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

No. 38 Sheafe ST. Owned by M. D. Gordon; loss, .$84; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by L. Woleslein, as dwelling; loss, $28; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 8th, 8-06 P.M. Box 121. 

West Fiest st. Cause, freight car of N. Y. & N. E. R.R.. set on fire by 
boys. 

Sunday, 10th, 8-04 P. 31. Box 8. 

Nos. 12 AND 14 Poetland ST. Owned by John Gray; loss, $208; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Henry Holmes, as hassocks; loss, $260; insur- 
ance, $900; occupied by Wm. B. Preston & Sons, as scales, etc. ; loss, $250; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-57 A.M. Box 432. 

No. 8 Wall st. Owned by Charles Stevens ; occupied bj' Wm. Reed, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 12th, 6-31 P. M. Box 28. 

Nos. 40 AND 42 Commeecial st. Owned by C. Allen Browne; loss, $462 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by F. M. Holmes, as produce; loss, $1,400 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Fisher & Thacher, as produce; loss, $45 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Clark & Co., as teas and coffees; loss, $169 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 5th floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 14th, 2-42 P.M. Still. 
No. 394 Atlantic avb. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the steam-launch " Riverside," caused by igni- 
tion of naphtha vapor; loss, $5; insurance, $6,000. 

Thursday, 14th, 9-28 P.M. Box 69. 

Nos. 264 TO 280 Dovee st. Owned by J. M. Beebee Estate; loss, $651; 
insurance, $31,500; occupied by P. Haggitiris, as confectionery; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Wells Buckle Co., as suspenders; loss, 
$15 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by S. P. Pierson, as boots and shoes ; loss, 
$418; insurance, $500; occupied by several firms, as stores, etc.; loss, 
$4,894; insurance, $19,100; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 10-35 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 2 Langdon codrt. Owned by Agnes J. Russell ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Alex Boli, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Friday 15th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 199 Chelsea st. Cause, bonfire. 



Appendix. 33 

Friday, 15ih, 7-33 P.M. Box 232. 

No. 36 Deaeborn st. Owned by Win. E. Whicher; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by J. Russell, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Friday, 15th, 11-09 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 38 CuLVEKT ST. Owned by A. F. Hayward ; occupied by A. F. Hay- 
ward, as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 
Akmsteong ST. Cause, sparks from burning rubbish igniting manure pile. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-03 P.M. Box 213. 

Kimble st. Owned by Gibby & Caldwell; loss, $1,437; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Gibby & Caldwell, as iron foundry; loss, $565; insur- 
ance, $9,750; originated in engine-room; extended to core-room and foundry; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 9-30 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 123 Essex ST. Owned by Jacob PfaflT; loss, $4; insurance, .$3,000; 
occupied by W. B. Glover, as blacksmith; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
sparks from forge. 

Saturday, 16th, 10-50 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 157 Washington st. Owned by Thorndike heirs; loss, $39 ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by E. W. Lincoln, as sewing-machines; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $150; originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily 
waste. 

Sunday, 17th, 4-15 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 99 TO 101 Commercial st. Owned by Mrs. Frank A. Hall ; loss, $47 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by James Baker, as ship stores; insurance, 
$15,000; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in hemp 
rubbish. 

Monday, 18th, 0-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 West st. Owned by Codman heirs; occupied by Elmer Chicker- 
ing and others, as photographers, etc. ; loss, $50; insurance, $21,300; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

3Ionday, 18th, 0-52 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 24 Ivanhoe st. Owned by Josephns Morton ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John W. Mclnnis, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 18th, 7-32 P.M. Box 14. 
No. 319 Commercial st. Cause, light in cooper-shop mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 19th, .5-40 A.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 40 AND 46 SoMMER ST. Owned by Walter Baker Estate; loss, $1,231 
insurance, $27,500 ; occupied by S nith & Patterson, as jewellery ; loss, .$1,500 
insurance, $60,000; owned by M. C. Ferris; loss, $100; insurance, $30,000 
occupied by Bright & Co., as ladies' underwear; loss, $120; insurance, $600 
occupied by S. Reinstein and others, as overalls, etc. ; loss, $3,999 ; insur- 
ance, $18,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 1-30 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 53 Waverlet st. Owned by Thos. F. Swan; loss, $2,112; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by R. M. Warshaur, as dwelling; loss, $1,600; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



34 City Document No. 80. 

Wednesday, 20th, 3-37 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 53 Waveelet st. Owned by Thos. F. Swan; occupied by E. M. 
Warshauer, as dwelling; originated in the roof; cause, rekindling of ruins. 

Wednesday, 20th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 

Cor. of Chakdon and Hawkins sts. Owned by city of Boston ; loss, 
$100; occupied by John O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on ith 
floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 20th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 
Foster's wharf. Cause, needless ; no fire. 

Wednesday, 20th, 8-23 P.M. Still. 
Park land, N. Charles st. Cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 22d, 8-07 P.M. Box 8. 

Nos. 151 AND 153 Portland st. Owned by W. J. Slade & Son; occupied 
by W. J. Slade & Son, as cistern builders ; originated in basement ; cause, 
overheated boiler. 

Saturday, 23d, 3-42 A.M. Box 353. 

River ST. Owned by Liversidge Agricultural Institute ; loss, $2,500; in- 
surance, $1,250; occupied as barn; loss, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 23d, 9-04 P.M. Box 72. 

Chapman AND Emerald sts. Owned by Thos. J. Whidden ; loss, $500; 
occupied by Wm. S. Sweet, as carpet-cleaner; loss, $250; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Elmer L. Lewis, as carpenter; loss, $125; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-51 A.M. Box 7. 

No. 81 Chambers st. Owned by Brown heirs; loss, $52; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mary Forbes, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 25th, 3-07 A. 31. Still. 

No. 1066 Washington st. Owned by H. Taylor Brothers; loss, $5; oc- 
cupied by Fanny Oakes, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
gas jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 25th, 11-12 P.M. Box 272. 

"Winona st. Owned by Newhall Brothers; loss, $715; insurance, $6,000; 
unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Revere pl. Owned by F. B. Beaumont; loss, $76; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. J. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $250; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 26th, 0-43 PM. Box 69. 

No. 322 Albany st. Owned by G. N. Black ; unoccupied ; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 26th, 9-37 P. M. Still. 

No. 14 Wall st. Owned by B. McMananin; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by H. Goldstein, as dwelling; loss, $650; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 35 



Wednesday, 27th, 8-23 A.M. Box 124. 

No. 257 W. Fourth st. Owned by P. Mungovan ; loss, $40; insurance, 
$800; occupied by James Norris, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 27th, 10-13 A.M. Box 126. 

No. 219 Gold st. Owned by E. Morgan; loss, $30; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Frank Hersey. as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 27th, 11-50 A.M. Box 647. 

Condor st. Unoccupied sheds; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by 
boys. 

Wednesday 27th, 8-45 P.M. Box 582. 

Western ave. Owned by James Beattie; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by John Gwin, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 28th, 5-17 A.M. 

Cor. Marion and Eutaw sts. Owned by W. Greenwood ; occupied by 
W. Greenwood, as bakery; originated in basement; cause, boiling over of 
kettle of lard. 

Thursday, 28th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

West Eagle st. Owned by Paul Knowles heirs ; unoccupied barn ; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 0-58 A.M. Box 465. 

No. 109 Cambridge st. Owned by T. Donohoe; loss, $40; insurance, 
$100; occupied by T. Donohoe, as store; loss, $60; insurance, $300; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 29th, Midnight. Box 3. 

No. 88 Prince st. Owned by Nathan Robbins ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Rozen & Cohen, as cork factory; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 30th, 8-11 P.M. Still. 

No. 19 Endicott ST. Owned by Mrs. W. Cook; occupied by Julia Smith, 
as dwelling ; loss, $45 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 30th, 3-53 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 349 Charles st. Owned by Vinal heirs; loss, $10; insurance, $600; 
occupied by Wni. Moore, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 



AUGUST. 



Monday, 1st, 3-39 A.M. Box 39. 

No. 164 Tremont st. Owned by Lovering heirs; loss, .$2,000; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by T. H. Roberts, as hotel; loss, $3,000; insurance, 
$9,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 1st, 6-56 P.M. Box 125. 
No. 457 Dorchester ave. Cause, bonfire, set by boys in rubbish. 



36 City Document No. 80. 



Wednesday, 3d, 8-04 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 60 Commercial st. Owned by Mary Ann Hall; loss, $65; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by Blaney, Brown, & Co., et als., as flour and grain, etc. ; 
loss, $3,000; insurance, $21,100; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-13 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 190 Commercial st. Owned by R. H. Eddy; loss, $160; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Samuel Brown et als., as cigar factory; loss, $500; 
insurance, $3,100; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-59 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 2 Hope pl. Owned by John Federhan ; occupied by C. H. Harris, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-58 P.M. Box 32. 

Rear No. 40 Anderson st. Owned by P. Fennelley ; occupied by Robert 
Gill, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 4-32 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 356 Harrison ave. Owned by M. Clark; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Lizzie Brown et als., as dwelling; loss, $12; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 5th, 10-39 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Stillman ST. Owned by R. Moore; loss, $14; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by M. Wingersky, as dwelling; loss, $96; insurance, $200; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 6th, 5-59 A.M. Box 51. 

Nos. 218 AND 220 Purchase st. Owned by W. K. Blodgett; loss, $50; 
insurance, $6,0U0; occupied by W. A. Morrison & Co. et als., as wool store, 
etc.; loss, $125; insurance, $5,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion in wool waste. 

Sunday, 7th, 0-31 A.M. Box 312. 

Clapp ST. Owned by Tuxbury heirs; loss, $900; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Geo. Robinson, as stable; loss, $700; insurance, $625; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 8th, 10-02 A.M. Box 112. 

No. 13 Colony st. Owned by Henry G. Denney; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by M. Conneley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 0-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 82 Salem st. Owned by Mary Harkins; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Abraham Finn, as store, etc.; loss, $160; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 9th, 11-46 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Earle ST. Owned by Mary Lynch ; occupied by Mary Cheeney, as 
dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-09 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 1 Mato ST. Owned by Dr. Blethen ; occupied by Mrs. Williams et als., 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches igniting 
drapery. 



Appendix. 37 



Wednesday, lOth, 2-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 255 RoxBURT st. Owned by Wm. Brock heirs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John McNeil, as blacksmith; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-38 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 5 Van Rensselaer pl. Owned by Sarah Mellen ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by N. Kalskopf, as hotel; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
ith floor; cause, electrical experiments. 

Wednesday, 10th, 8-06 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 78 Middlesex ST. Owned by Chas. Renhart; loss, $26; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Chas. Renhart, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 9 P.M. Still. 

No. 1108 Tremont ST. Owned by James Feilling; insurance, $3,000; oc- 
cupied by Ellen Saymore, as bakery ; insurance, $350 ; originated in show- 
window ; cause, gas-jet igniting drapery. 

Friday, 12th, 6-14 A.M. Box 563. 

No. 20 to 30 Franklin st. Owned by C. 0. Beck; loss, $1,325; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Beck & Harris, as store; loss, .$997; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by other firms, as store; loss, $697; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, cigar thrown in sawdust spittoon. 

Friday, 12th, 11-39 P.M. Box 613. 
Marginal st. (Simpson's Dock). 

Remarks, — Towboat " Despatch," owned by Boston Tow-Boat Co. ; igni- 
tion of wood-work from overheated furnace; loss, $1,050; insurance, $3,500. 

Saturday, 13th, 0-46 A.M. Box 252. 

No. 2717 Washington st. Owned by Charles E. Ellison ; loss, $105 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by Charles E. Ellison, as dwelling; loss, $160; in- 
surance, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 14th, 11-02 A.M. Still. 
No. 437 Broadway. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 14th, 0-56, 1-03 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 170 Border ST. Owned by G. McQiiesten & Co.; loss, $3,700; in- 
surance, $3,500; occupied by G. McQaesten & Co., as saw-mill; loss, 
$16,425; insurance, $10,500; originated on outside of building; extended to 
lumber piles ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — The roofs of buildings in the vicinity were ignited from sparks, 
but only slight damage resulted ; Chief Butler, with Engine No. 1 and Hose 
No. 3, of Chelsea, rendered valuable aid. 

Sunday, 14th, 2-23 P.M. Box 627. 

No. 72 Havre st. Owned by Frank Burns; loss, $20; insurance, $250; 
occupied by Mrs. Donovan et als., as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from fire in McQuesten's mill. 

Sunday, 14th, 9-18 P.M. Box 225. 

Magazine lane. Owned by Geo. Curtis ; loss, $50 ; unoccupied ; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 15th, 8-42 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Cause, accidental cutting of automatic wires. 



38 City Document No. 80. 



Monday, 15th, 3-52 P. M. Still. 

No. 1785 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by C. S.Johnson, as grocery; loss, .$25; insurance, $4,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, upsetting of lighted lantern. 

Monday, 15th, 9-27 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 434 Main ST. Ovrned by Geo. Hall; loss, $200; occupied by Wm. 
Coe, as stable, etc. ; loss, $800; insurance, $4,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Rochester st. Owned by Mrs. E. McCarthy; occupied by J. 
Rosen, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of ker- 
osene stove. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
Lowland st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 144 North st. Owned by Mrs. Emily Merriam ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by G. A. Wellman & Son, as furniture; insurance, $6,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, oily rags in stove burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 1-38 P.M. Box 645. 

Border st. Owned by I. Pratt, Jr. ; occupied by C. Littlefleld, as lumber 
storage ; originated in pile of lumber ; cause, sparks from tow-boat. 

Wednesday, 17th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
Brook pl. Cause, bonfire in hollow tree, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 17th, 5-15 P.M. Box 238. 

Swett ST. Owned by Masten & Wells ; loss, $50 ; occupied by Masten & 
Wells, as fireworks factory; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, explo- 
sion of fireworks. 

Remarks. — Mr. C. E. Masten, Richard Howard, and Matthew Fitzpatrick, 
were burned and otherwise injured by the explosion. 

Wednesday, 17th, 6-49 P.M. Box 112. 

Nos. 69 and 71 West Fourth st. Owned by Welch & Cotting (trustees) ; 
loss, $100; insurance, $250; occupied by Josephine O'Brien, as grocery; 
loss, $150; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 18th, 1 A.M. Still. 

No. 513 Harrison ave. Owned by Mr. Linnehan; loss, $5; occupied by 
Patrick Feeley et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 1-25 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 139 West Canton st. Owned by Mary A. Clark; insurance, $3,600; 
occupied by E. A. Willard, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Thursday, ISth, 6-14 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 92 Pearl st. Owned by C H. Dalton ; insurance, $9,000; occupied 
by Wentworth Man'fg Co., as foundry ; insurance, $3,000 ; cause, smoke mis- 
taken for fire. 



Appendix. 39 



Friday, 19th, 0-14 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 Chaklestown STS. Owned by S. P. Langmaid heirs ; insurance, 
$15,582 ; occupied by Holmes & Blanchard, as machinists ; insurance, $20,500 ; 
originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily waste. 

Friday, 19th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 1480 Tremont st. Owned by A. H. Miller; occupied by A. H. 
Miller, as wool factory; originated in dry-room, 1st floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Friday, 19th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 132 Mehrimac st. Owned by John Martin; occupied by M. Solonan, 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 19th, 9-10, 9-18 P.M. Box 647. 

Condor st. Owned by Geo. E.Young; loss, $5,520; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Young & Caldwell, as spar-sheds; loss, $20; insurance, $300; 
originated on outside of building; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Chief Butler with Engine No. 1 and Hose No. 3 were present 
from Chelsea, and rendered valuable assistance. 

Friday, 19th, 9-22 P.M. Still. 

Wareham and Albany st. Owned by John Church ; insurance, $40,000 ; 
occupied by Everett Piano Co., as factory; cause, spontaneous combustion of 
oily rags in fireplace. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-10 A.M. Box 635. 

No. 154^ Chelsea st. Owned by John Grady; occupied by John Grady, 
as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 20th, 7-25 P. 31. Box 84. 
Palse alarm. 

Monday, 22d, 2-25, 2-48 A.M. ^ Box 212. 

No. 730 Albany st. Owned by Hamm & Carter ; loss, $8,000 ; occupied 
by Hamm & Carter, as drain-pipe ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to coal- 
barge " Eobena "; cause unknown. 

Monday, 22d, 7-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 109 State st. Owned by Rose Saltonstall; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by Western Union Telegraph, as ofiices ; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, electric sparks igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday 23d, 3-07 P.M. Box 319. 

Norfolk ave. Owned by J. P. Penno & Co. ; loss, .$200; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by J. P. Fenno & Co. as grist-mill; loss, $475; insurance, 
$8,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 23d, 9-33 P. M. Box 73. 

No. 1342 Washington st. Owned by Barry heirs; loss, $500; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by L. C. Beuttner, as dwelling ; loss, $500 ; insurance, $350 ; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 2-ith, 1-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 374 Tremont st. Owned by H. J. Kelley; occupied by Fanny Sey- 
mour, as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for flre. 

Wednesday, 24th, 9-55 P.M. Box 257. 

TowNSEND ST. Owned by John Townsend, heirs; loss, $1,477; insur- 
ance, $6,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



40 City Document No. 80. 



Wednesday, 24th, 10-45 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 24^ North st. Owned by Tirrell heirs ; loss, $986 ; insurance, $7,500 ; 
occupied by J. T. McLean et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $217; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 25th, 2-10 A.M. Box 67. 

Nos. 747 TO 751 Washington st. Owned by C. U. Cotting; loss, $282; 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by H. Davis, as clothing; loss, $1,200; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Abraham & Co. et als., as cigars, etc.; loss, 
$2,100; insurance, $17,300; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 26th, 1-51 A. M. Box 252. 

No. 2717 Washington st. Owned by F. J. Ellison ; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,895; occupied by F. J. Ellison, as dwelling; insurance, $140; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 26th, 1-41 P.M. Box 92. 

West Newton st. Owned by A. F. Mansfield; loss, $1,000; occupied 
by A. F. Mansfield, as gas factory ; loss, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
carelessness. 

Friday, 26th, 11-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 104 Portland st. Owned by Bowker & Torrey ; occupied by T. F. 
McCann, as brass-finisher; originated on 5th floor; cause, sparks from 
forge. 

Saturday, 27th, 7-14 A.M. Box 343. 

Fulton and Water sts. Owned by Mrs. FidaHayden; loss, $431; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by E. W. Hayden, as dwelling; loss, $500; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 27th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Allen court. Owned by A. H. Allen ; occupied by M. Schaler, 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 27th, 10-07 P.M. Box 225. 

Magazine lane. Owned by Geo. Curtis; loss, $50; unoccupied stable; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-25 P.M. Box 451. 

No. 38 Medford st. Owned by John Callahan; loss, $27; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by John Callahan, as dwelling; loss, $62; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, lamp igniting window-curtain. 

Sunday, 28th, 3-26 A.M. Box 221. 

No. 1 Reims pl. Owned by E. C. Benson, agent; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Michael Tully, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 



Sunday, 28, 11-35 P.M. Box 93. 



False alarm. 



Monday, 29th, 0-10 P.M. Box 61. 

Winchester st. Owned by Geo. Nowell; loss, $100; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by W. H. Parker et als., as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 41 



Monday, 29th, 0-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 79 Salem st. Owned by Michael Harkins ; loss, $13 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by H. Feilstein, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, ignition of wood-work while fumigating house. 

Monday, 29th, 4-03 P.M. Box 645. 
Pkatt's wharf, Bordeb st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Tuesday, 30th, 10-19 A.M. Box 142. 
Rear No. 365 West First st. Cause, bonfire in rubbish, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 30th, Noon. Box 2. 

No. 70 Charter st. Owned by J. Josslyn ; loss, $5; occupied by J. 
Josslyn, as dwelling; originated on outside; cause, boys setting fire to con- 
ductor. 

Tuesday, 30th, 1-33 P.M. Box 136. 

K, NEAR First st. Owned by Fiske, Coleman, & Co. ; occupied by Fiske, 
Coleman, & Co., as fire-brick; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Wednesday, 31st, 3-01, 3-10 P.M. Box 647. 

Rear No. 40 White st. Owned by James Frame; loss, $1,290; insTir- 
ance, .$6,000; owned by Wm. Waters; loss, $25; insurance, $8,000 ; origi- 
nated in stable, 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 31st, 4-02 P.M. Still. 

No. 32 East st. Owned by Edward Hatch ; occupied by G. H. Garland, 
as dining-room ; insurance, $600 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, burning of 
pan of fat on stove. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Thursday, 1st, 0-24 P.M. Box 412. 
Lawrence st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Thursday, 1st, 9-10 P. 31. Still. 

No. 1171 Washington st. Loss, $10; insurance, $8,000; occupied by 
Mrs. Gray, as dwelling; loss, $16; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 2d, 9-53 A. M. Box 115. 

Foundry st. Owned by Old Colony Railroad; loss, $3,100; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by Old Colony Railroad, as repair-shop; loss, $5,135; 
insurance, $3,635; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting benzine 
vapor. 

Friday, 2d, 8-35 P.M. Box 574. 

Everett st. Owned by Sewall & Day Cordage Co. ; occupied by 
Sewall & Day Cordage Co., as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Saturday, 3d, 0-42 A.M. Box 26. 

AsHTON PL. AND Fruit ST. Owned by Miller Bros, et als. ; loss, 
$1,587; insurance, $6,000; occupied by Miller Bros, et als., as stables; 
loss, $3,340; insurance, $4,000; originated in stable; extended to adjoining 
buildings ; cause, careless smoking in stable. 



42 City Document No. 80. 

Saturday, 3d, 4-28 P. M. Still. 

No. 502 Harrison ave. Owned by Franklin Savings Bank ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $5,150; occupied by various parties, as stable, etc. ; originated in 
shed; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 4th, 10-38 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 31 K ST. Owned by Joseph Wilson ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied 
by Jere Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor cause, kerosene lamp 
igniting curtain. 

Monday, 5th, 2-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 27 Washington st. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by G. B. 
Blanchard, as saloon; loss, $205; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 5th, 3-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Havre st. Owned by William Nash ; occupied by several fami- 
lies, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, drying clothes on stove. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-26 A.M. Box 253. 

471 Blub Hill ave. Owned by J. Hayes ; occupied by M. Hicks, as 
dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause, 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 7th, 9-43, 9-56 A. 31. Box 655. 

Cause, explosion of naphtha on board the schooner "War Eagle," lying 
at Cunningham's wharf, Clielsea, and setting fire to city of Boston bridge ; 
two men were killed outright and two very seriously burned by the explo- 
sion. 

Wednesday, 7th, 6-57 P.M. Box 231. 

No. 22 Nawn ST. Owned by Owen Nawn; occupied by several families, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning, 

Thursday, 8th, 3-35 P.M. Box 48. 

Atlantic ave. 

Remarks. — Team loaded with cotton ignited by sparks from locomotive ; 
damage, $50. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-12, 5-22 P.M. Box 346. 

Codman ST. Owned by Adam Law; loss, $3,850; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Adam Law, as furniture; loss, $10,000; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in boiler-room ; cause, sparks from boiler furnace, supposed. 

Friday, 9th, 4-18 A.M. Box 574. 

Everett st. Owned by Sewall & Day Cordage Co. ; occupied by Sewall 
& Day Cordage Co., as store-rooms; originated on 1st floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Friday 9th, 10-07 A.M. Box 425. 

No. 33 Everett st. Owned by J. Mahoney; loss, $38; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. McShane, as dwelling; loss, $99; insurance, 
$600 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mrs. McShane was severely burned while trying to extinguish 
the flames. 

Friday 9th, 1-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 153 Northampton st. Owned by Mrs. Bacon; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by E. L. Pepper, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 



Appendix. 43 



Friday, 9th, 1-26 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 116 Cambridge st. Owned bj' J. M. Shute; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by 0. A. Marvin, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $20; originated on 
4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 17 BUCKINGHAM ST. Owncd by J. B. Moors; loss, #42; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. Slicer, as dwelling; loss, $125; insurance, $400; 
originated in basement ; cause, smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 10th, 11-20 A.M. Box 614. 

Mavekick ST. Owned by Boston Forge Co.; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Boston Forge Co., as forge-works; originated on the 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 12th, 0-51 A.M. Box 152. 

Granite st. Owned by Standard Sugar Refinery ; occupied by Standard 
Sugar Refinery, as manufactory; originated on the roof; cause, overheated 
chimney. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3-09 A.M. Box 336. 

No. 23 Merrill st. Owned by Samuel Atherton ; loss, $1,175; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by R. M. Erving, as dwelling; loss, $250; originated on 
2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 13th, 5-46 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 73 Village st. Owned by W. D. Wildes ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 
Vale and Lowland sts. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 154 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by A. Hemmenway ; occupied by J. B. 
Forbes, as paint shop; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Thursday, 15th, 5-43 P.M. Box 18. 

No. 45 Court st. Owned by J. M. Clark; loss, $40; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by A. Tomfohrde, as saloon ; loss, $25; insurance, $4,000; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, kettle of fat igniting on stove. 

Friday, 16th, 2-56 A.M. Box 415. 

Fitchbueg Railroad yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. ; loss, 
$1,000; insurance, $2,000; cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Friday , 16th, 3-17 P. 31. Box 21 . 

No. 79 Sudbury st. Owned by Bailey & Jenkins ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by J. A. Teeling, as paint shop; loss, $119; insurance, 
$1 ,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, ignition of benzine vapor. 

Saturday 17th, 6-42 A.M. Box 415. 
Fitchbueg Railroad yard. Cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-57 A.M. Box 126. 

No. 250 West Third st. Owned by Elizabeth Sheehan ; loss, $377; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mary Lawrence, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 



44 City Document No. 80. 



Saturday, 17th, 5-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 517 East Fifth st. Owned by Florence Austin; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Luke Barnes, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of pipe in coat-pocket. 

Saturday 17th, 10-41 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 88 BoTLSTON ST. Owned by Geo. R. White; loss, $523; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by Merello & Co., as hotel; loss, $1,149; insurance, $5,500; 
originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-10 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 581 Shawmut AVE. Owned by J. T. Teevan; loss, $332; insurance, 
$900; occupied by A. & W. H. Jackson, as stable; loss, $185; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in hay-loft; cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 

Lowland and Newman sts. Owned by G. Henry Wait ; loss, $5 ; occu- 
pied by C. C. Blaney, as junk store ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion in machine turnings. 

Monday, 19th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 63 Third st. Cause, bonfire ; rubbish, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-42 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 4 McLean court. Owned by Cyrus Barcellos; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by J. H. Nunn, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $980; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from pipe ; careless smoking. 

Tuesday, 20th, 0-04 P.M. Box 513. 

Rear No. 198 Lamartine st. Owned by Henry Newman; loss, .$10; 
insurance, $4,200; occupied by C. Decker, as store-house; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, sparks from locomotive (supposed). 

Wednesday, 21st, 10-55 A.M. Box 315. 

No. 3 Brook ATE. Owned by M. T. C. Weeks; loss, $207; insurance, 
$10,700; occupied by M. T. C. Weeks, as upholsterer; loss $50; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Wednesday, 21st, 3-55 P.3T. Still. 

No. 156 Dover st. Owned by .J. Black; insurance, $14,000; occupied by 
Wm. Dorman, as saloon; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 22d, 7-08 A.M. Box 576. 

Cambridge st. Owned by John H. Walsh; insurance, $1,900; occupied 
by John H. Walsh, as hotel; insurance, $3,000; originated in basement ; 
cause, mice and matches. 

Friday, 23d, 0-27 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 38 Park sq. Owned by Wra. Paul; loss, $350; insurance, $11,500; 
occupied by L. Cravagnaro, as fruits, etc.; loss, $125; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Bouve, Crawford, & Co., as shoe store; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of naphtha stove. 

Friday, 23d, 7-46, 7-58 P.M. Box 4. 

Nos. 43 to 47 Beverly st. Owned by James Wight; loss, $1,842; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by Boston Sarven Wheel Co., as manufactory; loss, 
$2,000; occupied by Clark, Putnam, & Co., as furniture; loss, $4,440; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by F. C. Newhall & Co., as window-screens; loss, 
$200; occupied by R. J. Todd et als., as hardware, etc. ; loss, $260; insur- 
ance, $2,500; originated in shaving-bin in rear ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 45 



Sunday, 25th, 1-27 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 11 Winter st. Owned by Wigglesworth heirs; loss, $740; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by S. S. Cohen, as dry goods; loss, $1,600; insur- 
ance, $1(5,000; occupied by W. Winburg, as fancy goods ; loss, $1,300; 
insurance, $13,000; occupied by F. F. Hodges et ah., as bleachery, etc.; 
loss, $1,863; insurance, $11,400 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 25th, 8-03 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 62 Barton st. Owned by B. L. Lissner; occupied by P. Anderson, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of kettle of fat on stove. 

Monday, 26th, 8-06 A.M. Still. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, $2,267; occu- 
pied by Robert Bishop, as cotton-waste; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Monday, 26th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 131 West Third st. Owned by Thos. L. Kennedy; loss, $10; occu- 
pied by Patrick Leary, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Monday, 26th, 9-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 156 M ST. Owned by E. C. Coleman; loss, $51; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Mr. Nordlund, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, up- 
setting of kerosene lamp. 

3Ionday, 26th, 4-13 A. 31. Box 565. 

Nos. 78 AND 80 Market st. Owned by T. M. Roddy; loss, $411; insur- 
ance, $2,500 occupied by Nelson Bros, et als., as bakery, etc.; loss, $189; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of kettle of fat. 

Monday, 26th, 5-55 A. 31. Box 53. 

Nos. 696 TO 702 Washington st. Owned by Wm. B. Hill; loss, $100; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by E. K. Brooks erate., as saloon, etc. ; loss, 
$199; insurance, $21,400; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of kettle 
of fat on range. 



Tuesday, 27th, 0-18 A. 31. Box 216. 



False alarm. 



Tuesday, 27th, 9-12 A. 31. Box 425. 

No. 23 Concord st. Owned by P. Stone ; occupied by M. Batchelder, as 
dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 27th, 5-15 P. 31. Box 5. 

No. 33 Norman st. Owned by C. F. Kittredge ; loss, $125; insurance, 
$4,000; owned by T. Corrie ; loss, $118; insurance, $4,000; occupied by J. 
Carroll et als., as dwellings ; originated on 1st floor of sheds ; extended to 
dwelling; cause, boys setting fire to rubbish. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-20 P. 31. Still. 
N. Y. & N. E. Railroad track. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 28th, 2-40 A. 31. Box 18. 

No. 73 CoRNHiLL. Owned by H. Wheelwright; loss, $50; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by J. E. Wall, as furniture; insurance, $1,350; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — ■ W. E. Wilson was taken from a third-story window by means 
of ladders of H. & L. No. 1. 



46 City Document 'No. 80. 

Wednesday, 28th, 5-19 P.3I. Box 62. 

No. 196 Eliot st. Owned by Wni. D. Sohier; occupied by T. Heitmann, 
as cigars, etc. ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 29th, 9-22 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 89 North Margin st. Owned by Joseph Scarlet; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Dennis Barton, as dwelling; loss, $4; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 30th, 6-01 A.M. Box 421. 

Nos. 13, 15, AND 17 Chelsea st. No. 13, owned by R. H. "Waters heirs ; 
loss, $25 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by John McNulty, as saloon, etc. ; 
loss, $100; insurance, $600; No. 15, owned by P. O'Riordan ; loss, $225; in- 
surance, $400; occupied by H. Hessman, as lumber storage; loss, $735; in- 
surance, $2,500; No. 17, owned by A. Hunnewell ; loss, $25; occupied by G. 
Bowditch, as blacksmith; loss, $10; insurance, $750; originated in rear No. 
13; extended to No. 15 and No. 17 ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 7-58 P.M. Box 415. 
Fitchburg R.R. tard. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Friday, 30th, 10-40 P.M. Box 14. 

Nos. 374 and 376 North st. Owned by Henry Davis Estate; loss, $226 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Thos. Walsh, as hotel; loss, $296; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



OCTOBER. 



Saturday, 1st, 5-34 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 174 Border st. Owned by J. W. Robbins ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Wm. Baker, as harness-maker; originated on lower 
floor; cause, ignition of rags in chimney-flue. 

Wednesday, 5th, 0-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Hamilton st. Owned by Moses Kimball; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by D. R. Beckford, as coffee mill; insurance, $4,500; originated on 
4ih floor; cause, spark from coffee-roaster. 

Wednesday, 5th, 3-57 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 1277 Tremont ST. Owned by Henrietta Goldsmith; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Catherine Krusen, as dwelling; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 5th, 5-27 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 1476 Washington ST. Owned by Chamberlain Estate ; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by A. D. Roberts, as dwelling; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $4,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Thursday, 6th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 152 West Second st. Owned by James Hopkins ; occupied by Martin 
Kenney, as shoe store; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 6th, S-57 P.M. Still. 
Opposite 1140 Tremont st. Cause, crate of straw on sidewalk; set by 
boys. 



Appendix. 47 



Friday, 7th, 0-48 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 9 Bunker Hill st. Owned by P. J. Neary; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by P. J. Neary, as store and dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 1st floor: cause, hot coals from stove. 

Friday, 7th, 4-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 7th, 5-42 P.M. Box 351. 

No. 1187 Washington st. Owned by E. R. Wentworth; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by E. R. Wentworth, as shoe store; loss, $70; insurance, 
$5,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 7th, 9-24 P.M. Box 23. 

No. 181 Court st. Owned by FuUem heirs; loss, $97; insurance, 
$20,624; occupied by 0. W. Waitt, as dining-room; loss, $100; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 8th, 11-31 A.M. Box 4. 
Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 8th, 9-44 P.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 95 AND 97 Bedford st. Owned by H. & F. L. Lee ; loss, $215 ; in- 
surance, $160,000; occupied by Whitcomb & Paine et als., as boots and 
shoes; loss, $75; insurance, $173,000; occupied by R. H. White & Co., as 
storage; occupied by Mitchell Bros., as storage; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 4-11 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 3 Jackson st. Owned by Jonathan Stone; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by W. D. Thompson, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 11th, 6-30 P.M. Box 2. 
No. 5 Commercial court. Cause, light from stove mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 11th, 11-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Morton ST. Owned by Philip Finklestahl ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mary' Shapiro, as grocery; loss, $200; insurance, $600; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 12th, 7-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Portland st. Owned by Geo. Hubbard; occupied by George Hub- 
bard, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 12th, 7-30 A.M. Box 254. 

No. 144 Terrace st. Owned by Ann Kelley; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500;. occupied by Ann Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, careless dropping of match in clothing. 

Wednesday, 12th, 8-05 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 343 Washington st. Occupied by Magullion & Calnan, as liquor 
saloon; loss, $60; insurance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause, over- 
heated furnace. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10 A.M. Still. 
Hilton st. Cause, hot ashes dumped in rubbish. 



48 City Document No. 80. 

Wednesday, 12th, 8-15 P.M. Box 35. 

School st. Owned by H. D. Parker estate; loss, $528; insurance, 
$325-,000; occupied by Beckman & Punchard, as hotel; loss, .$252; insur- 
ance, $4,000; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 13th, 7-38 A.M. Box 621. 

Reak No. 113 Everett st. Owned by Geo. W. Hargrave; occupied by 
several families, as dwellings; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 13lh, 9-30 A. 31. Still. 

Fisher ave. and Parker st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys in liollow tree, 

Thursday, 13th, 3 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Marion st. Owned l)y Wm. H. Greenwood; loss, .f40; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by C. H. Colburn, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown, in basket filled with clothing. 

Thursday, 13th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
Boston st. Cause, grass fire, set by boys. 

Thursday, 13th, 9-41 P. M. Box 574. 

Lincoln st. Cause, incendiary, lumber owned by B. & A. R.R. 

Friday, 14th, 4-58 A.M. Box 273. 

No. 26 Michigan st. Owned by W. H. Thayer; loss, $2,018; insurance, 
$3,300; occupied by A. F. Mann; loss, $469; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by William Porter; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 1-30 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 129 AND 131 Summer st. Owned by J. M. Barnard et als. ; loss, 
$394; insurance, $30,000; occupied by Davis & Waitt, as die-sinkers; loss, 
$25; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Bestgen & Co., as machinists; loss, 
$5; insurance, $1,000; occupied by A. Pierce, agent, as andirons; loss, $250; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Brigham & Co. eia/s.,as die-sinkers, etc. ; 
loss, $75; insurance, $32,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Saturday, 15th, 6-23 A.M. Box 369. 

No. 13 Shelburne st. Owned by M. R. Riley; loss, $78; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by August Laforest, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
originated in basement; cause, defective flue. 



Saturday, 15, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 Hancock st. Owned by C. W. Carpenter; loss, $319; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by F. E. Meagher, as dwelling; loss, .$275 ; insurance, 
$2,250; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 16lh, 9 A. 31. Still. 
Irvington sx. Cause, bonfire, set by boys in rubbish. 

3fonday, 17th, 0-21 A. 31. ^ox 18. 

Nos. 82 AND 84 Washington ST. Owned by F. V. and F. W. Wilde; 
loss, $288 ; insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Wadsworth, Rowland, & Co., as 
paints and oils; loss, $737; insurance, $93,500; originated in basement; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

3Ionday, 17th, 7-38 A.M. Box 417. 

No. 128 Rutherford ave. Owned by Mary Handy ; occupied b}' Mary 
Handy, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kero- 
sene stove. 



Appendix. 49 

Monday, 17ih, 10-41 A.M. Box 96. 
Cause, overheated stove. 

Remarks. — This fire occurred in a passenger car of the Boston & Provi- 
dence Railroad Corporation: cause, overheated stove; damage, $398. 

Monday, 17th, 6-10 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 81 Essex st. Owned by Mrs. G. Otis; insurance, $6,000; occupied 
by Mrs. B. Brown, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 7-20 P.M. Box 28. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm given by officer of police Division 1 on repre- 
sentation of a citizen that there was a fire at No. 41 North street. 

Monday, 17th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 263 Federal st. Owned by Roland Hatch; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by T. B. Moses, as carriages; loss, $66; insurance, 
$6,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 1-06 A.M. Box 574. 
Lincoln st. Owned by Sewall & Day Cordage Co. 
Remarks. — Incendiary fire in an unfinished building. 

Wednesday 19th, 8-23 A.M. Box 52. 

No. 124 Summer st. Owned by G. F. Hawkes ; insurance, $35,000; oc- 
cupied by Colburn, Fuller, & Co., as boots and shoes; insurance, $55,750; 
orginated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of gas from leaky pipe. 

Wednesday, 19th, 3-36 P.M. Box 33. 

No. 45 Mt. Vernon ST. Owned by G. H. Smith; loss, $25; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied as club-house; originated in basement; cause, defective 
furnace. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-35 A.M. Box 645. 

Condor st. Owned by N. E. Dredging Co. et als; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,100; occupied by N. E. Dredging Co., as Pitch-house, etc.; loss, $100; 
originated on outside ; cause, boiling over of kettle of pitch. 

Thursday, 20th, 0-20 P. 31. Still. 
West Newton st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 20th, 4-20 P. 31. Box 23. 
Needless alarm given by fire-alarm employee while testing boxes. 

Thursday, 20th, .5-30 P.M. Still. 
No. Ill Medford ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Monmouth st. Owned by H. A. Derry ; loss, $97; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by H. A. Derry, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 22d, 0-30 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 89 Poplar st. Owned by Bennett heirs; loss, $30; occupied by 
Morris Barry, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 4th floor; cause un- 
known. 



50 City Document No. 80. 

Saturday, 22d, 6-22 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 131 Portland st. Owned by Wm. Sohier; loss, $300; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Chelmsford Foundry Co., as iron- works ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-13 P. M. Box 136. 

Nos. 8-10-12 Emmet st. Owned by John Carroll; loss, $512; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. Broder e^ als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-22 A.M. Box 139. 

No. 473 East First st. Owned by Stetson heirs; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 23d, 0-01 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 5 Harrison ave. Owned by D. L. Damon ; occupied by Mrs. E. 
EUor, as variety store ; cause, lighted match dropped on awning. 

Monday, 24th, 4-51 A.M. Box 415. 
B. & M. Railroad track. 

Remarks. — Hot ashes igniting oily waste in switch-house of B. & M. R.R. ; 
damage, $25. 

Monday, 24th, 0-45 P. M. Still. 

Division st. Owned by S. Crosby & Son; occupied by S. Crosby & Son, 
as hay storage; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed spark from pipe. 

Monday, 24th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 72 Portland st. Owned by Mr. Robbins ; occupied by Electric Light 
Co., as work-shop; originated in basement; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Monday, 24th, 7-30 P. M. Still. 

Causevtat ST. Owned by Boston & Lowell R.R. ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$200,000; occupied by Boston & Lowell R.R., as depot; originated in gutter 
on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 24th, 10-41 P.M. Box 574. 
Remarks. — Fire in car-load of lumber on Boston and Albany R.R. track. 

Tuesday 25th, 2-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 4 Bread st. Owned by Thomas C. Amory; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by Daniel Kerrigan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 Crescent pl. Owned by C. H. Parker; occupied by Rozen, Cohen, 
& Co., as cork factory; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 10-17 A. M. Box 129. 

Tddor, near B ST. Owned by Clara C. Thurston; loss, $588; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Dole & Walker, as stable-sheds; loss, $129; insurance, 
$4,500 ; originated in cotton ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 27th, .5-10 P.M. Box 325. 

No. 230 Adams st. Owned by Jason Gordon; insurance, $500; occupied 
by L. E. Kehale, as fancy goods; loss, .$35; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 51 

Thursday, 27th, 5-37 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Morton st. Owned by N. Silverman; loss, $54; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Mark Sternburg, as dwelling; loss, $254; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 7-34 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 284 Commercial st. Owned by N. Matthews, Jr. ; loss, $57 ; insur- 
ance, $8,400; occupied by Lane & Co., as shoe factory; insurance, $5,400; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 153 Tremont st. Owned by W. Sherburne; loss, $50; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Chickering & Sons, as pianos; insurance, $150,000: 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, electric-light wires igniting w ood-work. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-14 P.M. Still. 
No. Ill Medford ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Friday, 28th, 2-24, 2-35 A.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 4-6-8 Beverly st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $1,113; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by P. H. Butler & Co., as marble-works; loss, 
$2,517; insurance, $4,300; occupied by Hoyt Man'fg Co., as cork and rub- 
ber goods; loss, $522; insurance, $2,500; occupied by Boston Confectionery 
Co., as confections; loss, $105; insurance, $400; occupied by F. W. Mead, 
as furniture; originated in basement; extended to 12 Haverhill st. ; cause 
unknown. 

Remarks. — No 12 Haverhill St., owned by Helen Kent; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by H. W. Bigelow, spring beds ; loss, $500 ; insur- 
ance, $2,750. 

Friday, 28th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 376 Athens st. Owned by James Lewis; loss, $34; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by James Lewis, as dwelling; loss, -$15; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 28th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Calvert pl. Owned by Dr. Rogers; occupied by Mary Buckley, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, carelessness. 

Tuesday, 28th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
Baker st. Cause, grass and brush fire. 

Saturday, 29th, 11-58 A.M. Still. 

No. 31 Cove st. Owned by John CoUamore estate ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
W. Mahoney, as blacksmith ; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-15 P.M. Box 4. 

Nos. 70-72-74 Beverly st. Owned by James Wight; loss, $851; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by J. N. Lombard, as picture-frames; loss, 
$6,440; insurance, $15,000; occupied by R. W. Pratt, as machinist; loss, 
$275; insurance, $2,900; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 



52 City Document No. 80. 



NOVEMBER. 

Tuesday, 1st, 4-58 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 52 TO 60 Bunker Hill st. Owned by J. Stone ; loss, $585 ; insur- 
ance, $3,200; occupied by J. Parker, as grocery; loss, $190; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Franklin Associates, as club-room; loss, $150; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
Orleans st. Bonfire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 1st, 7-39 P.M. Box 126. 
No. 338 E ST. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 2d, 6-55 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 33 Hawkins st. Owned by Mrs. S. Bancroft; loss, $650; insur- 



ance, $3,000; occupied as Union Desk Co. et als., as salesroom; loss, 
insurance, $2,300; occupied by S. Anderson, as brass founder; loss, $125 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Gassett & Co., as machinery; loss, $35 
insurance, $800; occupied by A. B. Curtis, as machinery; loss, $23; insur- 
ance, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated boiler igniting 
excelsior. 

Wednesday, 2d, 3-50 A.M. Box 4. 

Fitchborg R.R. bridge. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co.; loss, .$100; 
occupied by Fitchburg R.R. Co., as draw-tenders' house ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 2d, 3-54 P.M. Box 418. 
Cause, needless alarm given for foregoing fire. 

Wednesday, 2d, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
Foundry st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Thursday 3d, 0-05 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 130 Shawmut ate. Owned by T. R. Burnham ; loss, $500; occupied 
by T. R. Burnham, as photographs ; loss, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 3d, 6 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Friday, 4th, 8-10 A.M. Box 36. 

No. 260 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Lawrence; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by Central Vermont R.R., as ticket-office; originated in basement; 
cause, boiler explosion. 

Friday, 4th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
Foundry st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting rubbish. 

Friday, 4th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 150 Dover st. Owned by Mr. Black; insurance, $15,000; occupied by 
T. Everill, as tailor; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Friday, 4th, 10-19 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 BuLFiNCH ST. Owned by E. S. Sanborn heirs; loss, $105; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by Mrs. M. C. Cook, as hotel; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, carelessness in burning paper. 



Appendix. 53 

Friday, 4fh, 11-30 P.M. Box 515. 

Beookside AVE. Owned by Cable Rubber Co. ; occupied by Cable Rubber 
Co., as store-house; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 0-01 A.M. Box 18. 

No. 15 CoENHiLL. Owned by John Low; loss, $200; insurance, f4,000; 
occupied by H. Hatch & Co., as stencils; loss, $50; occupied by H. B. 
Green, as jeweller; occupied by Lewis Engraving Co., as offices; occupied by 
C. W. Wheelock & Co., as gas stoves; originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene 
lamp igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 5th, 2-03 A.M. Box 612. 

No. 540 ScMNER ST. Owned by Providence Screw Co. ; loss, $390; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by Bardwell & Anderson, as furniture; loss $125; 
insurance, $12,000; originated in shaving-shute ; cause, sparks from boiler. 

Saturday, 5th, 11-03 A.M. Still. 

No. 335 Harrison ave. Owned by Eddy estate; loss, $25; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Emanuel Satten, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-22, 3-26 P.M. Box 541. 
Back st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 4r-40 P,M. Box 87. 
No. 42 NoRTHFiELD ST. Owned by A. Wiggin ; occupied by John Burke, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 4-48 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 16 South Margin st. Owned by John E. Ryan; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $8,500; occupied by Mary Gettings, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 5-19 P.M. Box 539. 
Ashland st. Grass flre ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 5-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 1030 Washington st. Owned by Mary Brown ; occupied by Mrs. 
Tripp, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Saturday, 5th, 8-31 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 284 Blue Hill ave. Owned by Patrick Kearns; occupied by C. 
Donovan, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 6th, 0-45 A. M. Still. 
Maverick st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Sunday, 6th, 0-54 A.M. Still. 
No. 26 Avery st. Owned by Eugene Tompkins; loss, $10; insurance. 



; occupied by Eugene Tompkins, as store-rooms; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 0-59 A.M. Box 239. 

No. 2345 Washington st. Owned by Roxbury Institution of Savings; 
loss, $1,275; insurance, $22,500; occupied by H. S. Lawrence, as clothing; 
loss, $16,168; insurance, $41,500; occupied by Rockland Savings Bank, as 
office ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches in waste-basket. 



54 City Document No. 80. 

Sunday, 6th, 2-10 A.M. Still. 
Walk Hill st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 3-13 A.M. Still. 

No. 540 Sumner st. Owned by Providence Screw Co. ; occupied by 
Bardwell & Anderson, as furniture ; originated under roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney in sawdust. 

Sunday, 6th, 9-32 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 66 Warrenton st. Owned by Young Woman's Christian Association ; 
cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 6th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Dorr st. Set by boys ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 7th, 10-58 AM. Box 58. 

No. 393 Federal st. Owned by Jonas Fitch heirs ; loss, $50 ; occupied by 
J. A. Robertson, as planing-mill ; insurance, §1,500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated furnace igniting dust. 

Monday, 7th, 1-31 P.M. Still. 
Forest Hill st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 7th, 4-56 P.M. Box 546. 
Clarence st. Brush fire; cause, supposed sparks from locomotive. 

Monday, 7th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 31 Wapping st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-15 A.M. Still. 

Plymouth and Berniee sts. Grass fire ; cause, careless throwing match 
in grass. 

Tuesday, 8th, 0-42 P.M. Box 539. 
Sharon and Canterbury sts. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 3-01, 3-10, 3-26 P.M. Box 655. 

Chelsea st. Owned by Pierce & Canterbury; loss, §2,575 ; insurance, 
$2,340; occupied by Pierce & Canterbury, as oil refinery; loss, $7,269; insur- 
ance, $8,385; occupied by Bay State Co., as snielting-works ; originated in 
yard near still-house; extended to Bay State Smelting Co. ; cause, explosion 
of naphtha. 

Tuesday, 8th, 3-55 P.M. Still. 
Bourne st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 10-05 P.M. Still. 
Forest Hill ave. Grass fire ; cause, supposed set by boys. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-31 A.M. Box 216. 

Parker st. Owned by Sewall & Day; occupied by Sewall & Day, as 
cordage; originated on 4th floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 9th, 4-03 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 13 Ontario st. Owned by Julia Bannister; loss, $67; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Daniel Hall, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 



Appendix. 55 

Thursday, 10th, 6-14h A.M. Box 85. 

No. 44 Village st. Owned by Miss Plaisted ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. Ryan, as dwelling; loss, $6; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Thursday, lOtJi, 9-26 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 104 Warrenton st. Owned by W. D. Chadbourne ; loss, $18; in- 
surance, $18,000; occupied by M. Ryan et als., as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of candle. 

Thursday, 10th, 1 P.M. Still. 
Armstrong st. Cause, set by boys in manure pile. 

Thursday, 10th, 4-38 P.M. Box 532. 
Mt. Hope Cemetery. Grass Are ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 10th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 Pitts st. Owned by Whiting heirs; occupied by J. H. Howard, 
as carpenter; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 10th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 198 Vernon st. Owned by Mrs. Rock; loss, $3; occupied by Mrs. 
Lucey, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 10th, 8-30 P. 31. Box 73. 
Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 11th, 8-09 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 33 Edinboro' st. Owned by J. F. and C. H. Wilson; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by Otis C. Merrill, as dwelling; loss, $22; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
Mt. Vernon st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 105 Green st. Owned by W. K. Porter; loss, $85; insurance, 
$6,0' lO; occupied by Mary Viney, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $3,000; 
originated in basement; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday., 14th, 5-30 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 1309 Tremont st. Owned by Wm. Gaston; loss, $160; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by Nellie E. Brown, as dress-maker; loss, $205; insur- 
ance, $3,700; occupied by M. J. Timmons, as dress-maker; occupied by J. 
A. Anderson, as druggist; loss, .$150; insurance, $5,000; occupied by C. T. 
Moore, as boots and shoes; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 7-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 36 Nashua st. Owned by H. Randall; loss, $150; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Bridget Howe, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Monday, 14th, 10-50 P.M. Still. 

EouNDRT ST. Owned by J. Hallahan; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. Hallahan, as wagon-shed; loss, $5; insurance, .$2,000; origi- 
nated in shed ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



56 City Document No. 80. 



Tuesday, 15th, 2-49 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 49 Portland st. Owned by Merrill & Morrison; loss, fl3; insur- 
ice, $11,688; occupied by S. Jacobson, as cigars; loss, $60; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 



Wednesday, 16th, 2-56 P.M. Box 443. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the Leyland Steamship Co.'s steamer " Venetian," 
caused by spontaneous combustion in the hold among oil and cotton. 

Wednesday 16th, 2-22 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 24 BowKEE ST. Owned by E. A. McCutchin; loss, $12; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. Henry Max, as dwelling; loss, $22; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 3-23 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 314 Commercial st. Owned by John Brownrigg; loss, $292; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by John Helliwell, as dining-room; loss, $150; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 17th, 7-50 A.M. Still. 

Foundry st. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. ; occupied by South Bos- 
ton Iron Co., as foundry; originated on roof; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
Lawrence st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 96 TO 100 Chcrch st. Owned by C. F. Brickley; loss, $5; occupied 
by A. W. Worcester, as hotel; loss, $2; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 17th, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 57 Meridian st. Owned by A. Reed heirs; occupied by D. I. Pimen- 
thal, as confectionery ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of oil-stove. 

Saturday, 19th, 1-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 134 Richmond st. Owned by J. W. Converse; loss, $25; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by H. W. Ladd, as spring beds; insurance, $20,250; 
originated in basement ; cause, sparks from boiler furnace. 

Saturday, 19th, 11-43 A.M. Box 538. 

Washington st. Owned by Benj. Cobleigh ; loss, $1,500; occupied by 
West Boston Ice Co., as ice-houses; cause unknown. 

Saturday 19th, 1-43 P.M. Box 454. 

Arlington ave. Owned by Eastman Car-heating Co. ; occupied by East- 
man Car-heating Co., as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of 
oil while experimenting. 

Saturday, 19th, 5-08 P.M. Box 633. 

Nos. 68 AND 70 Chelsea st. Owned by Mrs. Geo. L. Babb; unoccupied 
stable; originated on 2d floor ; cause, boys and matches. 

Saturday, 19th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 49 Indiana pl. Owned by John B. Regan ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mary Nickerson, as dwelling; loss, $54; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 57 

Saturday, 19th, 6-26 P.M. Box 43. 

Nos. 39 AND 41 Avon st. Owned by M. C. Ferris; loss, $450; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by D. L. Sheplie & Co., as hat bleachery; loss, $2,933; 
insurance, $46,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 7-48 P.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 18 AND 20 Chaunct st. Owned by J. M. Sears; loss, $1,227; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by W. R. Eaton & Co., as fancy goods; loss, 
$6,869; insurance, $22,500; occupied by Stevens, Hovey, & Co., as dry 
goods; loss, $374; insurance, $8,000; occupied by Herman, Sternbach, & 
Co., as dry goods; loss, $1,393; insurance, $35,000; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 10-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 1113 Washington st. Occupied by Mrs. O. H. McLean & Co., as 
gents' furnishings; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in 
window. 

Monday, 21st, 9-02 A.M. Box 21. 

Rear No. 122 Court st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John N. Kelsey, as artificial limbs; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 21st, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

Chestnut Hill ave. Owned by John D. Willis; loss, $124; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by J. D. Willis, as dwelling; loss, $387; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 10-06 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 418 Main st. Owned by Hunnewell Bros.; occupied by J. B. Lord 
ei als., as carpenter; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday,22d, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Lamott ST. Owned by Mass. Hospital Life Insurance Co. ; occu- 
pied by William Burke, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 23d, 10-15 A.M. Box 24. 

Nos. 22 AND 24 McLean st. Owned by Boston Lying-in Hospital ; occupied 
by Boston Lying-in Hospital; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-i)ipe leaking. 

Wednesday, 23d, 1-54 P. 31. Box 129. 

No. 22 B ST. Owned by Margaret Flynn ; insurance, $3,000; occupied 
by Margaret Flynn, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, ignition of 
paper in chimney flue. 

Wednesday, 23d, 6-04 P. 31. Still. 

No. 20 Creek sq. Owned by C. D. Holmes; insurance, $800; occupied 
by R. J. Davis, as blacksmith; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
hot iron igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 134 Lincoln st. Owned by Dr. Eaton estate; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by R. Conlon et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 24th, 1 P. 31. Box 528. 

Franklin pl. Owned by Benj. Fallon; occupied by John Noonan, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 



58 City Document No. 80. 



Thursday, 24th, 3-44 P. M. Box 634. 

No. 212 Border st. Owned by John S. Weeks ; occupied by A. Gove & 
Son, as counting-room; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 24th, 11-20 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1664 Washington st. Owned by C. Barnes; loss, $175; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by C. Barnes, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 25th, 3-43h A.M. Box 61. 

Nos. 267 TO 271 Tremont st. Owned by Carter estate; loss, $600; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by F. A. Folsom et als., as eating-house, etc. ; loss, 
$75 ; insurance, $6,000; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Saturday, 26th, 5-39 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 147 Harrison AVE. Owned by Joseph Story; loss, $744; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by J. Robertson, as bakery; loss, $422; insurance, $600; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Remarks. — Fire extended to No. 32 Harvard St., owned by B. F. Dudley; 
building damaged, $311; insurance, $2,000. 

Monday, 28th, 6-42 A.M. Still. 

No. 48 West Fourth st. Owned by Alger heirs; loss, $12; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by N. Lydon, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 30th, 4-10 A.M. Box 46. 

No. 141 Milk st. Owned by Parker heirs; loss, $45; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by Chilton Manufacturing Co., as paints, oils, etc. ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7 P.M. Box 622. 

No. 245 Sumner st. Owned by P. Costello ; occupied by John Cleary 
et als., as dwelling; cause unknown. 



DECEMBER. 

Thursday, 1st, 7-10 A.M. Box 235. 

No. 2438 Washington ST. Owned by C. F. Bradford heirs ; loss, $18; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by C. F. Bradford lieirs, as dwelling; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, ignition of wood- work from hot-air pipe. 

Tlmrsday, 1st, 9-19 A.M. Box 76. ' 

No. 89 Worcester st. Owned by F. L. Pecker ; occupied by J. F. Spear, 
as dwelling; cause, ignition of dust in register. 

Thmsday,lst, 3-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 81 Prince st. Owned by Wm. J. Flynn; loss, $25; insurance, $750; 
occupied by Nathan Miller, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-30 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 27 Appleton st. Owned by S. W. George; loss, $100; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by S. W. George, as dwelling; loss, $85; insurance, 
originated on second floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 59 

Thursday, 1st, 9-57 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 27 State st. Cause, light from open grate mistaken for Are. 

Friday, 2d, 6-05 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 84 Essex st. Owned by A. W. Lawson, Jr. ; loss, $350; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by R. H. Archibald, as dwelling ; loss, $400; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in shed in rear; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2d, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 82 Canal st. Cause, accidental automatic overheated thermostat. 

Friday, 2d, 5-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 71 KiLBT ST. Owned by M. Williams estate; loss, $87; insurance, 
$38,000; occupied by various firms, as offices, etc. ; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overheated chimney. 

Friday, 2d, 6-02 P. M. Still. 

No. 922 Tremont st. Owned by M. Terwilliger; loss $15; insurance 
$8,000; occupied by J. H. Plunkett, as druggist; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-05 A.M. Box 357. 

No. 4 Jackson pl. Owned by A. J. Vose; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by W. A. Devine, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-15 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 176 Border ST. Owned by J. W. Robbins ; loss, $85; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. W. Foote, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Wm. Baker, as harness-maker; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 448 Main st. Owned by Annie Hovey; occupied by H. P. Page, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches and 
naphtha. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-50 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 7 Swan st. Owned by Robert Bishop ; occupied by Dudley King, as 
dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 5th, 0-24 A. 31. Box 42. 

No. 124 Tremont st. Owned by Phillips heirs; loss, $2,000; insurance, 
$30,000: occupied by John Murdock, as confectioner ; loss, $2,300; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Freeman & Gray, as gents' goods ; loss, $3,823 ; 
insurance, .$5,000; occupied by D. W. Starrett, as tailor; loss, $2,503; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 5th, 4-12 A.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 74 AND 76 Devonshire st. Owned by Wm. Lawrence estate; loss, 
$976; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Chase & Barstow, as stock-broker ; 
loss, $300; originated in basement; cause, supposed mice and matches. 

Monday, 5th, 10-22 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 23 Bromfield st. Owned by Ballard heirs; loss, $526; insur- 
ance, $5,500; occupied by W. G. Baker & Co., as upholsterer; loss, 
$4,288; insurance, $8,500; occupied by J. H. Dennett, as paper-hangings; 
loss, $1,266; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



60 City Document 'No. 80. 

Tuesday, 6th, 0-59 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 51 Bristol st. Owned by J. S. Blair heirs ; loss, $137; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Thos. McCarthy, as cabinet-maker; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 3 P.M. Still. 

No. 151 F ST. Owned by Dr. Mann, heirs; occupied by Mrs. Benja- 
min, as dwelling; cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 6th, 7-43 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 52 Middlesex st. Owned by G. Marther ; insurance, .$2,500 ; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Carmack, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition 
of curtain from lamp. 

Wednesday, 7th, 1-18 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 105 Charlestown ST. Owned by Mary Mullaney; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by Mrs. Kilty, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explo- 
sion of lamp. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-10 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 203 F st. Ovvned by Patrick Kane; occupied by John Goddard, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 7th, 11 P.M. Still. 
Waumbeck ST. Cause, bonfire. 

Thursday, 8th, 1-11 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 52 Chatham st. Owned by J. L. and G. F. Thorndike; loss, $2,000; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by F. A. Decker, as pickles, etc. ; loss, $1,605; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Knight & Mclntire, as provisions; loss, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-03 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 52 Chatham st. Owned by J. L. and G. F. Thorndike; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Whitman & Barnes, as farming tools ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, rekindling of previous fire. 

Friday, 9th, 6-49 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 15 Winter st. Owned by F. Andrews; loss, $6,250; insurance, 
$50,900; occupied by Parker Bros., as fancy goods; loss, $750; insurance, 
$24,866; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 10-14 P.M. Box 45 

No. 488 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $5; occupied 
by M. McCabe, as dwelling; loss $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Saturday, 10th, 2-38 A.M. Box 557. 

No. 20 Allston ST. Owned by John W. HoUis; loss, $337; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Dickerman & Raymond, as dwelling; loss, $37; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-54 P.M. Still. 

No. 123 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; occupied by Robert 
Bishop, as cotton-waste; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Monday, 12th, 4-37 P.M. Box 259. 

No. 231 Centre st. Owned by J. P. Fenno; loss, $100; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Augustus Dunkert, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 61 



Tuesday, 13th, 7-48 A.M. Box 256. 
Heath st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday 13th, 3-29 P.M. Box 124. 

No. 256 West Fourth st. Owned by Mrs. B. Cahill; occupied by Mrs. 
B. Cahill, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of curtain from 
stove. 

Tuesday, 13th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 164 West Nistth st. Owned by John Lang; loss, $98; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. McGowan, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, cliildren and matches. 

Tuesday, 13th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

Remarks. — Cause, accidental automatic from Boston & Providence Repair- 
shop. 

Thursday, loth, 10-42 A.M. Box 129. 

No. 45 Gold st. Owned by Maurice Curry; occupied by E. Sullivan et 
als., as dwelling; needless alarm; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 4-58 P.M. Box 453. 

No. 555 Main st. Owned by Mr. Gould; loss, $20; occupied by J. 
Cauley, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $800; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 6-36 P.M. Box 418. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 16th, 4-26 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 43 AND 45 Kingston st. Owned by Carney heirs; loss, $183; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Stone & Rosenfield, as hats and caps; loss, $925; 
insurance, $5,750; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 16th, 8-30 P.M. Box 267. 

Terrace st. Owned by J. Winnett; loss, $300; occupied by Wm. 
Robinson, as stable; loss, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 4-53 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 210 Lincoln st. Owned by U. H. Crocker, trustee; loss, 
surance, $6,000; occupied by John Glyder ei! als., as dwelling; lo 
insurance, $1,900; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 5-52 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 12 B ST. Owned by James Casey; occupied by Michael Kenny, as 
roofing; insurance, $500; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 20th, 4-38 P.M. Box 83. 

No. 89 Chester SQ. Owned by Mary M. Wood; loss, $40; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied by A. S. Hook, as dressmaker; loss, $600; originated in 
basement; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Wedriesday, 21st, 0-25 A.M. Box 114. 

No. 282 D ST. Owned by Margaret Donovan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Margaret Donovan, as saloon; loss, $25; originated in 
basement; cause, ignition of kerosene lamp. 



62 City Document No. 80. 



Wednesday, 21st, 2-34 P. M. Box 257. 

No. 445 Warren st. Owned by D. W. Williams heirs; loss, $90; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by D. W. Williams heirs, as dwelling; loss, 
$70; insurance, $10,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-06 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 292 Harrison ave. Owned by A. W. Bailey; occupied C. H. Buck 
& Co., as painters; occupied by A. W. Bailey et als., as billiards, etc. ; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-18 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 63 Salem st. Owned by B. Rubinoz ; loss, .$195; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by M. Kubinoz, as dry goods ; loss, $11,913; insurance, $18,000; 
originated m basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 2-38 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 299 Washington st. Owned by James Bartlett; loss, $90; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by J. Barnott & Co., as clothing; loss, $1,450; in- 
surance, $10,300; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes igniting flooring. 

Thursday, 22d, 11-08 A. ML Box 37. 

No. 32 India st. Owned by E. G. 0. Beylard ; insurance, $8,000; occu- 
pied by Barry, Thayer, & Co., as cotton stores ; loss, $40 ; insurance, $31,500 ; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, breaking lighted lantern. 

Thursday, 22d, 7-39 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 40 Faneuil Hall sq. Owned by Stetson heirs; loss, $649; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Edward F. Hylton et als., as baker-shop; loss, $296; 
insurance, §i2,350; originated on 2d floor; extended to adjoining buildings; 
cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Friday, 23d, 4-31 P. M. Box 421. 

No. 6 Joiner st. Owned by M. A. Hadley; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by James McConnell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 25th, 0-20 A.M. Still. 
Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 25th, 0-54 A.M. Box 453. 

No. 548.i Medford ST. Owned by Charles Cass; loss, $425; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $165; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 25th, 7-31 P. M. Box 3. 

No. 19 Margaret st. Owned by Ormond Little; occupied by P. Flanna- 
gan, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
Christmas candle. 

Monday, 26th, 5-36 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 56 Beach st. Owned by J. G. Haynes ; loss, $268 ; insurance, $6:000; 
occupied by L. W. Folsom, as clothing; loss, $567; insurance, $3,100; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 8-51 A.M. Box 233. 

No. 90 George st. Owned by Holbrook & Fox, agents ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Mrs. Ann Moles, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, defective flue. 



Appendix. 63 

Wednesday, 28th, 4-53 A.M. Box 453. 

No. 14 Short st. Owned by J. & W. Casey; loss, $75; occupied by J. & 
W. Casey, as dwelling; loss, |>25 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28th, 5 P.M. Box 133. 

No. 353 East Eighth st. Owned by M. Sullivan; occupied by M. 
Sullivan, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 Fay st. Owned by Qainey & Co. ; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Bose Cobb, as dwelling; loss, .$2.5; insurance, $400; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, spark from stove igniting bed. 

Thurdsay, 29th, 8-20 P.M. Box 523. 

No. 769 Centre st. Owned by Daniel Barnard; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Wm. P. Cameron, as carriages; originated in basement; 
cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 29th, 11-06 P.M. Box 43. 

No. 537 Washington st. Cause, matches igniting rubbish in sidewalk 
grating. 

Thursday, 29th, 11-29 P.M. Box 512. 

No. 493 Centre st. Owned by Chas. F. Curtis ; loss, $200 ; occupied by 
Chas. F. Curtis, as greenhouse; loss, $175; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Friday, 30th, 5-04 A. M. Box 49. 

No. 418 Washington ST. Owned by Charles H. Dill; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; occupied by George Frances, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated 
in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Friday, 30th, 2-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 381 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Sheafe heirs ; occupied by 
Ripley, Howland, & Co., as jewellers; cause, overheated thermostat. 

Friday, 30th, 4-31 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 Bremen st. Owned by D. D. Folts ; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by James Steward, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 31st, 9-04 P.M. Box 527. 

South st. Owned by John Gormley; loss, $50; occupied by John Gorm- 
ley, as greenhouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 



JANUARY. 



Sunday, 1st, 0-10 A. 31. Box 65. 

No. 9 Seneca st. Owned by M. Hallisey; loss, $90; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by M. Hallisey and others, as dwelling; loss, $70; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of candle and matches. 

Sunday, 1st, 1 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 687 Washington ST. Owned by H. H. Williams; loss, .$150; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by J. Harrington, as hat store; loss, $36; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied hy C. V. Cleveland, as locksmith ; loss, $76 ; insurance, 
$1,100; originated on 4th floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



64 City Document No. 80. 



SundMj, 1st, 5-41 A. 31. Box 521. 

No. 2 Cedar AVE. Owned by Mrs. Robert Scott; loss, $230; insurance, 
$3,975; occupied by N. T. Allen, as dwelling; loss, $414; insurance, $800; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from open grate. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-09 A.jV. Sox 94. 

No. 866 Columbus ave. Owned by H. P. Whitcomb ; loss, .$2 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. T. Noyes, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 1-08 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1601 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Downey; occupied by W. F. 
Stone, as dwelling ; cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 2d, 9-59 A.M. Box 635. 

No. 179 Marion st. Owned by Lewis Nolan; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Lewis Nolan and others, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-08 P.M. Box 516. 

Water st. Owned by Thos. McDonald; loss, $45; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Thos. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, stove igniting bedding. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 134 Cambridge ST. Owned by C. L. Lincoln; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by H. Floyd and others, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-16 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 308 West Broadway. Owned by D. F. Brennan ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by M. Levenberg, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, kerosene lamp igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 6th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 24 Cooper st. Owned by Daniel Grant heirs ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Catherine McElaney, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, ignition of clothing, drying near stove. 

Friday, 6th, 1-52 P.M. Box 64. 

No. A Pine st. Owned by T. J. Johnson; loss, $20; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by Bergin Bros., as bar-room; insurance, $2,500; originated on 4th 
floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 6th, 4-16 P. M. Box 265. 

No. 15 Mills st. Owned by A. P. Kitching; loss, $318; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by A. P. Kitching, as dwelling; loss, $115; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-17 P.M. Box 16. 

Nos. 21 AND 22 Dock sq. Owned by F. A. Whitwell ; loss, $165; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by A. Collett and others, as hats and caps ; loss, 
$1,300; insurance, $2,000; occupied byKelley & Co., as clothing; loss, $500; 
insurance, $14,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 8ih, 0-01 A.M. Box 14. 

Nos. 294 AND 296 North st. Owned by Geo. R. Sneadon, lessee; loss, 
; insurance, $13,000; occupied by Leach & Elliott, as provisions; loss, 
5; insurance, $3,200; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



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Sunday, 8th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
BussET PARK. Cause, bonfire ; set by boys. 

Sunday, 8th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 251 East Eighth st. Owned by B. Lynch heirs; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,800; occupied by James Tucker, as grocery ; loss, $64 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 



Sunday, 8th, 8-30 A. M. Still. 

No. 4 Walpole ST. Owned by John McWiggan ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Thomas Fay, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Monday, 9th, 7-07 A.M. Box 519. 

Forest Hill. Owned by Mrs. W. E. Weld; occupied by Mrs. W. F. 
Weld, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 9th, 4-49 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 1305 Tremokt st. Owned by Wm. Gaston; loss, $18; insurance, 
$20,000: occupied by John A. Anderson, as dry goods; loss, $256; insur- 
ance, $5,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting decorations. 

Monday, 9th, 7-09 P. M. Box 435. 

No. 381 Medford st. Owned by James Ginn ; loss, $1,000; occupied by 
Ayer Brothers, as stable; loss, $1,200; insurance, $858; occupied by 
Gardner Brewer, as stable; loss, $400; insurance, $500; occupied by M. 
Goff", as stable ; loss, $1,000; originated between the buildings; extended to 
two buildings ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Remarks. — Five horses burned to deatli in stable. 

Monday, 9th, 7-39 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 14 Parkman st. Owned by S. L. Crumlisk ; loss, $24 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Kervin, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 9th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 789 East Broadway. Owned by Harrison Loring; occupied by Har- 
rison Loring, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 10th, 10-56, 11-11 A.M. Box 535. 

Poplar st. Owned by Daniel Dunn; loss, $286; insurance, $3,400; 
occupied by Daniel Dunn, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $1,100; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Eemarks. — The second alarm was unauthorized, and entirely unnecessary. 

Tuesday, 10th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Tufts ST. Owned by Wm. E. Watson; loss, $10; insurance, $300 ; 
occupied by Hannah Murray, as variety store; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Tuesday, 10th, 6-43 P.M. Box 28. 

North and Blackstone sts. Owned by John P. Squire; loss, $980; 
insurance, $7,500; occupied by A. Bilosky, as tailor; loss, $2,175; insur- 
ance, $5,500; occupied by Lyon & Sworosky, as tailors; loss, $60; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by A. Shuman & Co., as storage; loss, $1,477; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by L. Morse & Co., et als., as storage, etc.; 
loss, $1,046; insurance, $5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



66 City Document No. 80. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

Maverick st. Owned by A. Pratt; occupied by A. Pratt, as chalk fac- 
tory; cause, lights mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-02 P. M. Box 221. 

No. 26 King st. Owned by Geo. F. Crossin ; loss, $72 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. Gately, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-52 P.M. Box 36. 
Court sq. Cause, burning chimney in Young's Hotel. 

Wednesday, llth, 5-53 P.M. Still. 

No. fi6 State st. Owned by M. Williams estate ; loss, $73 ; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by several firms, as ofiBces; originated in basement; 
cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, llth, 9-45 P. M. Still. 

No. 25 Central st. Owned by Isaac Cook; insurance, $3,500; occupied 
by James McCormack, as ale depot; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, llth, 9-50 P.M. Box 413. 

Front st. Owned by Eastern E.R. Co.; loss, $5; cause, overheated 
stove in potato car on track. 

Thursday, 12th, 1-25 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 27 Beverly st. Owned by E. A. Hackett; loss, $20; occupied by P. 
Harvey, as shoemaker; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-44 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 319 Washington st. Owned by David Snow heirs; loss, $277; in- 
surance, $20,000; occupied by J. K. Deane, as tailor; loss, $25; originated 
in roof; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 12th, 10-51 A. M. Box 325. 

Adams ST. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $25; occupied by City of 
Boston, as police-station ; cause, careless ignition of kerosene with match. 

Thursday, 12th, 6-29 P.M. Box 528. 
Forest Hill station. Slight railroad accident; needless alarm. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-38 P. M. Box 46. 

No. 18 Post Office sq. Owned by Moses Williams estate; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by Wright & Potter Co., as printing; insurance, $25,000; 
cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-42 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 126 Cross st. Owned by E. Burt Phillips; loss, $700; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Mowry & Phillips, as foundry; loss, .$802; insurance, 
$1,750; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from stove-pipe. 

Friday, 13th, 1-17 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 88 Call st. Owned by 0. A. Bigelow ; insurance, $6,700; occupied 
by Mrs. Mary Hurley, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 13th, 1-22 P.M. Box 527. 
Needless alarm for above fire. 



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Friday, 13th, 2-35 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 10 Fanedii- Hall sq. Owned by S. E. Pecker estate; loss, $225; 
insurance, $fi.OOO; occupied by J. Cavagnaro, as fruits, etc.; loss, $627; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by Geo. D. Brown etals., as provisions, etc ; 
loss, $40 ; insurance, $4,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 4-52 P. M. Still. 

No. 265 RoxBURY st. Owned by Sharkey estate ; occupied by Edward 
Dorsey, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Friday, 13th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 6^ BuLFiNCH ST. Owned by J. M. Clark ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by H. H. Moulton, as boots and shoes; insurance, $1,2C0; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 14th, 8-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 30 Division st. Owned by Mrs. S. McCorckle ; loss, $5 ; occupied by J. 
Murphy etals., as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Engine No. 23 was called again at 12 M. and 6-30 P.M. to 
extinguish incendiary fires in this building. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-50 P. 31. Box 38. 

No. 223 Atlantic ave. Owned by H. M. Whitney; loss, $5; insurance, 
,000; occupied by J. Lefkowith, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $45; insurance, 
; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Saturday, 14th, 9-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 235 Cabot st. Owned by M. Conroy; occupied by M. Twomey, as 
grocery, etc.; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Sunday, l.^th, 4-20 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 145 Franklin st. Owned by R. Baker, Jr., estate; loss, $712; insur- 
ance, $35,000; occupied by John A. Lowell et als., as printers; loss, $3,666; 
insurance, $35,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-37 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 278 Hanover st. Owned by Thomas Coburn ; loss, $220; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Francis Jones, as dwelling; loss, -$70; insurance, 
occupied by M. A. Ordway, as confectionery ; loss, $25; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 16th, 5-27 A.M. Box 679. 

Beachmont AVE. Owned by A. Goudrey ; loss, $2,000 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by A. Goudrey, as dwelling; loss. $1,200; insurance, $1,200; occu- 
pied by Wm. Gillis, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
flue. 

Monday, 16th, 9-03 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 1098 Tremont st. Owned by James Felling; loss, $200; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by James Bedford, as boots and shoes; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Monday, 16th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 74 Broad st. Owned by Geo. Flannagan ; loss, $18; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. Gerrior, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 



68 City Document 'No. 80. 



Monday, 16th, 9-35 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 173 RuGGLES ST. Owned by T. Sweat heirs ; occupied by P. "W. 
Sweat, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Monday, 16th, 10-39 P.M. Box 231. 

No. 1036 Harrison ave. Owned by S. A. Way estate; loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by P. J. Devine, as grocery; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove igniting barrel. 

Monday, 16th, 11-21 P.M. Box 416. 

Nos. 77 AND 79 Main st. Owned hy W. Hunt; loss, $200; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Brintnell & Osgood, as paper hangings; loss, $350; 
insurance, $a,000; occupied by Benj. Barker, as dwelling; loss, $30; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 17th, 4^-30 A. M. Box 87. 

"Washington and Lenox sts. Owned by W. J. R. Evans; loss, $234; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Banks & Hariman, as provisions ; loss, $100 ; 
originated in basement ; cause, defective furnace. 

Tuesday, 17th, 2-55 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 130 Princeton st. Owned by Roswell Davis; loss, $726; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by G. Durbeck, as dwelling; loss, $327; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by A. Beaudry, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defec- 
tive flue. 

Tuesday, 17th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Edgerly pl. Owned by J. A. Gooch ; loss, .822 ; insurance, $2,750; 
occupied by J. Bresnahan, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause un- 
known. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-46 P.M. Box 68. 

Nos. 75 AND 79 Wareham st. Owned by N. 0. Hart; loss, $177; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Briggs Brothers, as stair-builders; loss, $100; 
insurance, $800 ; occupied by McKenzie & Hersey, as carpenters ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-15 P. 31. Box 48. 

Nos. 83 AND 85 High st. Owned by S. E. Westcott; loss, $670; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by S. Westcott & Son, as leathers; loss, $10,223; 
insurance, $60,000; occupied by Pevear & Co., as leathers; loss, $4,035; 
insurance, $38,200; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18, 11-20 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 35 Rochester st. Owned by Mrs. O'Connell ; loss, $32; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. O'Connell, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 7-13 A.M. Box 244. 

No. 54 Cliff st. Owned by E. C. Emerson; loss, $450; insurance, 

$4,000; occupied by G. W. Morrison, as dwelling; loss, $216; insurance, 

$1,200; occupied by A. V. Talbot, as dwelling; loss, $353; insurance, 
$1,U00; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 19th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 HoLYOivE ST. Owned by E. S. Goulston; loss, $65 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by E. S. Goulston, as dwelling; loss, $135; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



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Thursday, 19th, 9-37 P.M. Box 38. 

No. 50 Central wharf. Owned by Central Wharf Corporation ; loss, 
f799; insurance, .$4,000; occupied by Central Wharf Corporation, as storage; 
loss, $450; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 20th, 7 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 White st. Owned by W. L. Sturtevant; loss, $65; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by C. N. Alexander, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 20th, 3-54 P.M. Box 323. 

No. 1232 Dorchester ave. Owned by Joseph Churchill ; occupied by 
Mrs. Reeded als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-14 A.M. Box 35. 

Tremont and Beacon sts. Cause, smoke from bonfire used to thaw sand 
pile. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-35 A. 31. Still. 

No. 42 Portland st. Owned by Mrs. G. Carron ; occupied by J. E. 
Palmer, as dining-room; loss, $10; insurance, $1,200; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 21st, 2-19 P.M. Box 89. 

No. 221 Clarendon st. Owned by J. & R. Taft; occupied by R. G. 
Davis etals.,as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 21st, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 59 Endicott st. Owned by Robert Moore; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by David Cohen, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Saturday, 21st, 6-55 P.M. Box 41. 

Post Office sq. Owned by U. S. Government; loss, $200; occu- 
pied by U. S. Government, as Post-Ofiice; originated on 5tli floor ; cause, 
supposed mice and matches. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 Tileston st. Owned by E. L. Keith; loss, $100; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. T. Maloney, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 21st, 10-46 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 21 Hudson ST. Owned by Wm.Hawley; loss, .$35; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Hannah Golden, as dwelling; loss, $207; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 22d, 5-46 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 110 Court st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $62; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by W. McLean & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $1,025; 
insurance, $12,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 22d, 10-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 25 Cambridge st. Owned by Dr. Shattuck heirs; loss, $120; insur- 
ance, $42,500; occupied by G. W.Hill, as hotel; loss, $250; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



70 City Document No. 80. 



Sunday, 22d, 11-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 53 Church st. Owned by E. M. Montague; loss, $12; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. G. Clark, as provisions; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 22d, 0-11 P.M. Still. 

No. 192 Commercial st. Owned by R. H.Eddy; loss, $25; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. H. Saunders, as restaurant; insurance, $1,600; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-49 P.M. Box 23. 

No. 25 Temple st. Owned by A. Williams; loss, $215; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Geo. H. Jones, as dwelling; loss, $84; insurance, 
$5,000; originated in basement ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 5-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Winchester st. Owned by Geo. Nowell ; occupied by J. B. 
Shelbeck, as bakery; insurance, $1,500; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 23d, 8-08 A.M. Box 633. 

No. 69 Chelsea st. Owned by C. P. Conlin; loss, $64; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. P. Conlin, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Monday, 23d, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 146 Bunker Hill st. Ov^'ned by Mrs. B. Sheehan; loss, $15; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. B. Sheehan. as dwelling; loss, $8; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 23d, 5-04 P. M. Box 73. 

No. 1291 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Cumston estate; loss, $125; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by Ladd, Curry, & Hanmer, as hardware, etc. ; 
loss, $986; insurance, $20,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 10-24 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 96 Salem st. Owned by David Krokyn; loss, $176; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by Baron & Robinson, as fancy goods; loss, $1,900; insur- 
ance, $2,500; originated on first floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 24th, 5-06 P.M. Box 635. 

Rear 224 Havre st. Owned by James L. Walsh ; occupied by M. Han- 
Ion, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor: cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 24th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 65 AND 67 Kingston st. Owned by Fred L. Ames; cause, accidental 
automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 24th, 10-59 P.M. Box 23. 

No. 20 So. Margin st. Owned by L. M. Child ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Mary Gainey, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mary Gainey was into.xicated, and was fatally burned by her 
clothing taking fire. 

Wednesday, 25th, 9-07 A.M. Box 214. 

No. 4 Arnold st. Owned by J. H. Hunnenian estate ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by James Maloy, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 



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Wednesday, 25th, 5-42 p. 31. Box 29. 
No. 46 Beacon st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

M'ednesday, 25th, 11-12 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 26 TO 42 Winter st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-55 P.M. Box 327. 

No. 9 Neponset AVE. Owned by Batchelder heirs ; lo?s, .ftSO; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by A. Hutchinson, as dwelling; loss, f 50 ; insurance, $800; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unlinown. 

Thursday, 26th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

Berkeley st. Owned by 0. M. Wentworth ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by W. H. Warner et als., as hotel; loss, $10; originated 
in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Friday, 27th, 0-01 A. M. Box 569. 

Foster st. Owned by S. J. Wilde ; loss, $25 ; occupied by S. J. Wilde, 
as storage; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

' Friday, 27th, 5-22 A.M. Box 655. 

Curtis st. Owned by B. & A. E.R. ; loss, $25; occupied by B. &, A. R.R., 
as signal station; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 27th, 7-54 A.M. Box 216. . 

No. 7 Mechanics st. Owned by T. Chamberlin ; loss, $40; insurance, 
$600; occupied by T. Kirstead, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, ignition of hemp from stove. 

Saturday, 28th, 2-40 P. M. Box 513. 

No. 24 BoTLSTON AVE. Owned by Andrew Linberg; loss, $43; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Andrew Linberg, as dwelling; insurance, .$1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 28th, 3-32 P.M. Still. 

DuNREATH PL. Owned by Henrietta Joy; loss, $28; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Henrietta Joy, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defect- 
ive fireplace. 

Saturday, 28th, 6-43 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 31 Charter ST. Owned by Frank O'Hara ; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Josephine Smith, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-33 P. M. Box 576. 

North Beacon ST. Owned by A. T. Sinclair; insurance, $2,000; cause, 
steam mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 28th, 10-59 P.M. Box 631. 

Remarks. — Tow-boat "Helen Brown," lying at Grant and Morrison's 
wharf, Sumner St.; owned by the Central Wharf Tow-boat Company; dam- 
age, $925; insurance, $2,000; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 1076 Tremont st. Owned by Frank Leear; loss, $75; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Maurice Goldburg, as grocery; loss, $480; insurance, 
$1,509; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



72 City Document No. 80. 



Sunday, 29th, 3-43 A. M. Box 8. 

No. 210 Friend st. Owned by W. A. Woodard; loss, $70; insurance, 
!,000; occupied by Daniels Bros., as fish market; loss, $43; insurance, 
; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 



Sunday, 29th, 9-01 A. ,¥. Box 34. 

No. 58 Joy ST. Owned by J. Bennett heirs; loss, $50; occupied by D., 
O'Connor, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 29th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 1 AND 2 Thompson court. Owned by R. Parkman ; loss, $25 : in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by P. Callahan, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-lOh P-M. Box 31. 

No. 1 Marlborough st. Owned by W. T. Glidden ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by W. T. Glidden, as dwelling; insurance, $13,000; origi- 
nated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 29th, 3 P.M. Still. 
No. 235 Main st. Cause, smoky kerosene stove. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Lambert ave. Owned by F. H. Jenks; loss, $123; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by F. H. Jenks, as dwelling; loss, $44; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-35 P.M. Box 431. 

No. 330 Bunker Hill st. Owned by D. P. Welch; loss, $5; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by D. P. Welch, as bakery; loss, $33; insurance, $600; 
originated in basement; cause, overheated stove igniting rubbish. 

Sunday, 29th, 7-27 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 106 Essex st. Owned by David Chamberlin heirs ; loss, $203 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Joseph Jacobs et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 29th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
Hancock sq. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 31, 0-33 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 40 Temple st. Owned by Geo. Clark; loss, $100; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by Jennie Drake, as dwelling; loss, $175; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, probably careless use of lighted match. 

Remarks. — Mrs. A. W. Baker was found lifeless after the arrival of the 
department. 

Tuesday, 31st, 3-49 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 1 Garland st. Owned by Mrs. Stevens; insurance, $3,000; occupied 
by J. A. Waite et als., as shoe store, etc. ; cause, ignition of gas from leaky 
pipe. 



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FEBRUARY. 

Wednesday, 1st, 3-40, 4-13 P. 31. Box 225. 

Farnham ST. Owned by Jacob Pearson; loss, $1,047; insurance, $4,835; 
occupied by Jacob Pearson, as planing-mill ; loss, $1,116 ; insurance, $6,165 ; 
occupied by W. Curtis & Sons, as lumber; loss, $1,200; insurance, $800; oc- 
cupied by Blacker & Sliepard, as lumber; loss, $216 ; originated in dry-room ; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 2d, 5-17 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Blossom COURT. Occupied by E. C. Day, as dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 2d, 9-25 P. M. Box 4. 

No. 130 Prince st. Owned by W. Montgomery ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Donovan, as shoe shop; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-55 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 141 Highland st. Owned by T. F. Wells; occupied by R. G. 
Saymour, as wood-shed; cause, careless dropping match in rubbish. 

Friday, 3d, S-38 A.M. Still. 

No. 104 Beacon st. Owned by J. H. Beal ; loss, $285; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by J. H. Beal, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $15,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 3d, 8-55 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 131 Devonshire st. Owned by Simmons estate ; loss, $225 ; insur- 
ance, $190,000; occupied by several parties as banks and offices; originated 
in basement; cause, electric- light wires. 

Friday, 3d, 10-23 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 59 Chapman st. Owned by Mrs. E. Mason; loss, $35; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by V. Trochsler et als., us dwelling, etc.; loss, $30; in- 
surance, $2,000; oi'iginated on 5th floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 4th, 6-30 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 175 Commercial st. Owned by Commercial Wharf Corporation ; 
loss, $29; insurance, $2,000; occupied by John Kenney, as office ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, cigar in sawdust spittoon. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-11 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 30 Dorchester ave. Owned by H. G. Jordan ; loss, $25 ; oc- 
cupied by H. G. Jordan, as store-room; loss, $24; insurance, $150; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Sunday, 5th, 7-29 P.M. Still. 

No. 63 Decatur st. Owned by Mary Griffin; occupied by Mrs. Cor- 
coran, as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

MIonday, 6th, 2-43, 2-56, 3-05 P.M. Box 451. 

No. 121 Medford ST. Owned by F. M. Holmes & Co. ; loss, $5,423 ; in- 
surance, $28,000 ; occupied by F. M. Holmes & Co., as furniture factory ; loss, 
$20,000; insurance, .$44,758; No 119, owned by Edmund Keyes ; loss, $154; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Edmund Keyes, as dwelling; loss, $52; in- 
surance, .$1,500 ; originated on 4th floor of No. 121; cause, ignition of benzine 
from careless use of match. 



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Monday, 6th, 6-40 P. M. Box 76. 

No. 686 Tremont st. Owned by Theodore Clemens ; occupied by S. F. 
Patch, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
stove. 

Monday, 6th, 8-27 P.M. Box 48. 

No. 600 Atlantic AVE. Owned by Tileston heirs ; loss, $166; insurance, 
$37,500; occupied by Dewey, Gould, &Co., as wool store; loss, $412; insur- 
ance, $360,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 6th, 10-23 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 139 Fulton st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 96 Washington st. Accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 194 South st. Owned by E. Wiley;, loss, $25 ; occupied by E. Wiley, 
as fish-market; loss, $60; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 7-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 90 South st. Owned by William Gaston ; occupied by George Spear & 
Co. et als., as leather, etc.; insurance, $45,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Saturday 11th, 7-20 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 12 Exchange place. Owned by Boston Exchange Co., trustees 
loss, $245 ; insurance, $50,000 ; occupied by Fred Richards as hair-dresser 
loss, $467 ; insurance, $600 ; occupied by H. Murren, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $16 
insurance, $600; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 7-18 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 41 West Sixth st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 13th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 75 Phillips st. Owned by F. R. Roberts ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by J. O. Dean, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Monday 13th, 2-50 P.M. Box 32. 

No. 62 PiNCKNET ST. Owncd by Hilliard heirs ; loss, $335 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by C. H. Bacon, as dwelling; loss, $1,550; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 14th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
Bremen and Decatur sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Wednesday, 15th, 1 A.M. Box 237. 

No. 35 Rockingham place. Owned by Mrs. Mary Dolen ; loss, $70 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by M. J. Dolen, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 15th, 7-55 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 3 Tremont place. Owned by W. J. Olis; loss, $242; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by J. W. Taws, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 15th, 4-59 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 24 Barton st. Owned by Bennett heirs ; loss, $75 ; occupied by O. 
T. Andrews, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 3d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 



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15th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 21G Cabot st. Owned by C. Kelleher; loss, $40; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by C. Kelleher, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 15th, 7-27 P.M. Still. 
HoosAC ToNNEL DocK. Cause, accidental automatic. 

Wednesday, loth, 8-13 P.M. Box 647. 
CoNDOE ST. Cause, overheated stove in forecastle. 

Remarks. — Schooner "West Side," lying at Pottery; owned by Capt. 
Gammon, 

Thursday, 16th, 8-44 A. M. Box 83. 

No. 791 Tremont st. Owned by Cliickering & Sons; occupied by Chick- 
ering & Sons as pianos; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from circular 
saw. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-12 A.M. Still. 

No. 45 Cross st. Owned by D. Robinson; loss, $30; insurance, $3,200; 
occupied by Gardner Stranger, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 6-03 P.M. Box 63. 
No. 59 Marlborough st. Cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 80 West Fourth st. Owned by Wra. B. Mendum; loss, $30; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by Wm. B. Mendum, as grocery; loss, $50, 
insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 17th, 5-25 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 38 State st. Owned by Union Building Co. ; insurance, $12,000; oc- 
cupied by several parties, as ofliees, etc.; originated in basement; cause, 
ignition of rubbish in ash barrel. 

Saturday, 18th, 4-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 67 Staniford st. Owned by Thos. L. Jenks ; occupied by L. H. 
Pengilly, as druggist; loss, $40; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting wood- work. 

Saturday, 18th, 4-23h A.M. Box 31. 

No. 3 Marlborough st. Owned by S. S. Cabot; loss, $1,176; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by S. S. Cabot, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 20th, 9-33 P.M. Still. 

No. 16 West Second st. Owned by Timothy Coughlin ; loss, .$45; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by F. Pettigrew, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 21st, 6-28 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 5 and 7 West st. Owned by A. R. Codman; occupied by W. H. 
Zinn, as fancy goods ; loss, .$198; insurance, .$66,000 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, gas-jet igniting goods. 

Tuesday, 21st, 7-18 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 586 East First st. Owned by Harvey and Wright; loss, $1,500; 
insurance, $l,3o0; occupied by Harvey and Wright, as Kindling Wood Co. ; 
loss, $1,575; insurance, $1,209; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



City Document No. 80. 



Tuesday, 21st, 8-45 P.M. Box 21. 

Ko. 13 Hanover st. Owned by Welds heirs; loss, $180; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by J. liatkowsky, as dwelling; loss, $3,500; insurance, 
$15,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed overheated steam-pipe. 

Wednesday, 22d, 6-17 A.M. Box 367. 

Blue Hill ave. Owned by F. J. and S. L. Ward; loss, $2,500; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by R. E. Young, as stable; loss, $2,000; insurance, 
$700; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — 25 cows and four horses were burned in the barn. 

Tuesday, 21st, 9 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 97 Salem st. Owned by B. Donegan ; loss, $38; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by I. M. Bornstein, as bakery; loss, $20; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of rags from furnace pipe. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-15 A.M. Still. 

Western ave. Owned by Samuel Douglas; loss, $15; occupied by 
Samuel Douglas, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Thursday, 23d, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 13 Morton ST. Owned by A. H. Pearlstein ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by B. Bornstein, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $400; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of kettle of fat on stove. 

Thursday, 23d, 2-14 P.M. Box 121. 

First and Granite sts. Owned by Whittier Machine Co. ; occupied by 
Whittier Machine Co., as shops ; cause, ignition of kettle of fat in yard. 

Friday, 24th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 827 East Fourth st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 25th, 9-06 P.M. Box 568. 

NoNANTUM AND WashinCxTon STS. Owned by C. H. B. Breck; loss, $500; 
insurance, $3,350; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Saturday, 25th, 9-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 417 Washington st. Owned by Wigglesworth, heirs; loss, $260; 
insurance, $45,000; occupied by J. H. Lewis, as clothing; loss, $5,569; in- 
surance, $32,000; orignited in basement; cause unknown; supposed care- 
less use of fire. 

Saturday, 25th, 11-10 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 197 Congress st. Owned by Henry Poor; loss, $77; insurance, 
$45,000; occupied by Boston Electric Light Co., as plant; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, electric light wires. 

Sunday, 26th, 1-45 A.M. Still. 

Walker st. Owned by Walker heirs ; loss, $3 ; occupied by F. H. 
Grant & Co., as stable; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless 
use of pipe in clothing. 

Sunday, 26th, 4-18 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 27 Fleet st. Owned by John B. Martin ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Robert Anderson, as bar-room; loss, $36; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



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Thursday, 28th, 3-29 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1,666 Washington st. Owned by Fay, heirs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by E. L. Hopkins, as dwelling; loss, $54; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, child playing with lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 29th, 3-21 A.M. Box 5. 

'No. 42 Nashua st. Owned by J. W. Martin; loss, $88; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. W. JVIartin, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 29th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 89 RivEE ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 29th, 2-41 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 9 Colony st. Owned by Bridget Smith; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Peter Nee et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday 29th, 5-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Fort ave. Owned by J. F. Wilson; loss, $30; insurance, $3,500; 
unoccupied dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 



MARCH. 



Saturday, 3d, 0-51 A. 31. Box 35. 

No. 6 Province ct. Owned by Flood & Smith; loss, $120; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by H. H. Wheelock, as bleachery; loss, $150; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on roof; cause, careless use of fire. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-21 P. 31. Box 71. 

No. 17 Appleton ST. Owned by E. Pike; loss, $130; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Mary Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 11-54 P. 31. Box 28. 

No. 37 AND 39 Merchants' row. Owned by B. G. Boardman, heirs ; loss, 
$75; insurance, $5,000; occupied by F. Fitzmeyer et als., as japanner, etc; 
loss, $125; insurance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, hot ashes ig- 
niting -wood-work. 

3Ionday, 5th, 11-6 A.3I. Still. 

No. 24 Prince st. Owned by P. Finnegan; insurance, $500; occupied by 
James Wight, as furniture; insurance, $500 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
thawing water-pipes. 

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

No. 53 Maverick sq. Owned by Geo. L. Thorndike ; occupied by J. 
McDonald, as dwelling, etc.; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Tuesday, 6th, 7-40 P. 31. Still. 

No. 47 Lawrence st. Owned by Geo. A. Mansfield; loss, $25; insurance 
$3,000; occupied by A. Folsom, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 6-58 A.M. Still. 

No. 1061 Tremont ST. Owned by E. J. Hadley; occupied by J. Bux- 
baum, as dwelling, etc.; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 



78 City Document No. 80. 



Wednesday, 7th, 9-29 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 51 Trot st. Owned by R. HoUings & Co.; loss, $50; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by R. Hollings, & Co., as gas-fixtures; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, .$i;5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gasoline explosion. 

Wednesday, 7th, 10-03 A.M. Box 86. 

No. 133 WestCo.vcord st. Owned by B. L. M. Tower; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by B. L. M. Tower, as dwelling; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 7th, 1-34 P.M. Box 27. 

No. 138 Chestnut st. Owned by Riverside Club; loss, $116; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Riverside Club, as stable; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

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

Mt. Vernon and Charles sts. Owned by African M. E. Society; loss, 
$75; insurance, .'$19,000; occupied by African M. E. Society, as church; loss, 
$167; insurance, $10,000; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting 
wood-work. 

Thursday, 8th, 3-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 47 Lawrence st. Owned by Geo. A. Mansfield; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. Folsom, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 8th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 236 Dorchester st. Owned by Andrew Spence; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by Dennis Ferguson, as apothecary; originated in 
basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-48 P. M. Box 535. 
Remarks. — Grass fire on Clarendon Hills; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 5-15 P. 31. Box 342. 

Eaton st. Owned by Arthur H. Stock; loss, $200; occupied by Arthur 
H Stock, as dwelling; loss, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
stove-pipe. 

Friday, 9th, 7-30 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 38 Oneida st. Owned by John Kain ; loss, $25; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by Annie Singer, as grocery, etc.; loss, $150; insurance, $600; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 7-38 P. iM. Box 221. 

No. 1293 Tremont st. Owned by Mrs. B. Grinham ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$3000; occupied by Mrs. B. Urinham, as dwelling; insurance, $1,300; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 9th, 7-43 P. 31. Box 7. 
No. 58 Barton st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 10th, 1-26 P. 31. Box 28. 

No. 21 & 23 .John st. Owned by J. D. Williams estate; loss, $299; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by J. S. Rice & Co., as tin-smith; loss, $788; insur- 
ance, $5,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 8-57 A.M. Box 416. 

No. G3 Main st. Owned by E. J. Klous ; cause, hot ashes in wooden re- 
ceptacle. 



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Saturday, 10th, 10-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 166 Endicott st. Owned by J. Gould; loss, $50; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Abbie Welch, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Sunday, 11th, 1-14 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 85 Lenox st. Owned by John Lamb ; loss, $75 ; occupied by A. 
Jackson, as wood-sheds; loss, $106; insurance, $400; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 11th, 7-08 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 59 Chapman st. Owned by Helen Mason; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Paul LeRoUe et als., as dwelling; insurance, .$1,000; originated on 
4th floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 12th, 3-13 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 to 19 Chaunct st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Monday, 12th, 6-31 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 40 Water st. Owned by Simmons estate; loss, $3,919; insurance, 
$275,000; occupied by Richardson, Hill & Co., as bankers; loss, .$800; occu- 
pied by various parties, as offices, etc.; loss, $55; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, electric light wires. 

Monday, 12th, 7-37 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 40 Water st. Cause, rekindling of previous fire. 

Tuesday, 13th, 9-25, 9-30, P.M. Box 231. 

No. 2174 Washington st. Owned by J. T. Smith & Co. ; loss, $5,430; 
insurance, $4,715; occupied by J. T. Smith & Co., as carriages; loss, $:^3,- 
715; insurance, $16,392; owned by H. E. Davenport; loss, $1,700; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by J. T. Smith, as carriages; loss, $17,132; insur- 
ance, $8,893; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 13th, 11-40 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 36 TO 38 Fankuil Hall Sq. Owned by Stetson heirs; loss, $712; 
insurance, $4,501 ; occupied by C. W. Ormes & Co, et als., as hardware, etc. ; 
loss, $2,640; insurance, $1,863 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 14th, 8-40 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 104 E. Brookline st. Owned by C. B. Barrett; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by S. Wingersky, as dwelling; loss, $260; insurance, 
$100; originated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-19 P.M. Box 89. 

No. 44 Newbury st. Ovrned by E. A. Dana; occupied by E. A. Dana, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 17th, 2-37 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 221 Dorchester ave. Owned by Leander .Jones; occupied by Mary 
Murray as dwelling; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 17th, 4-22 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 187 Havre st. Owned by E. M. McPherson; loss, $885; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. Bassett et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; originated in 
basement; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 2-34 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 357 Hanover st. Owned by E, Cliff".)iTl ; loss, $150; insurance, .$40,- 
000; occupied by M. J. Develar, as dwelling; loss, $17; insurance, $500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 



80 City Document No. 80. 



Monday, 19th, 5-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 146 AND 148 Lincoln st. Owned by Charles Rausch; loss, $25; in- 
surance. $4,500; occupied by D. L. Bresnahan, as cigars, etc. ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Monday, 19th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 West Second st. Owned by Mary Sullivan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by D. GrifSn, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 6-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 162 Newbury st. Owned by H. H. Coolidge ; loss, $150; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by H. H. Coolidge, as dwelling; loss, -$5; insurance, 
$10,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matclies. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-40 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 492 Washington st. Owned by the Minot " Estate; " loss, $1,930; 
insurance, $-20,000; occupied by W. B. Crocker & Co., as millinery; loss, 
$8,050; insurance, $18,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th,10-54 P.M. Pox 318. 

No. 732 Dudley st. Owned by Centre " Agent;" loss, $508; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by W. R. Phillips, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 
1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-32 P.M. Box 575. 

No. 574 Western ave. Owned by G. Fuller & Son ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by G. Fuller & Son, as office; insurance, $500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 3-34 P.M. Pox 21. 

No. 88 to 92 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $664; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Wiley & Richardson as paints and oils; loss 
$4,094; insurance, .$19,000; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 0-15, 0-46 A.M. Box 52. 

No. 19 TO 21 Columbia st. Owned by Newton Associates; loss, $6,393; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by J. B. Babcock & Co., as straw goods; loss, 
$21,816; insurance, $41,500; occupied by C. L. Bixby ; loss, $500; insur-- 
ance, $10,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 560 Albany st. Cause, slacking of lime on Haram & Carter's wharf. 

Friday, 23d, 7 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Bedford st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-45 A.M. Box 131. 

No. 13 Howe ate. Owned by Howe estate; occupied by Wm. Webster, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-22 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 Middle st. Owned by Patrick Hayes; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mary Cummings, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-55 P.M. Box 3. 

No. 40 Sheafe ST. Owned by Anthony Doherty; loss, $200; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by P. Dufly, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 



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Saturday, 24th, 8-19 P.M. Box 43. 

No. 15 AND 17 Avon st. Owned by D. N. Richards ; loss, $760 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Henry Crine et als., as furs, etc.; loss, $16,099; in- 
surance, $32,800 ; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-13 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 329 Medfoed st. Owned by J. Stimpson heirs ; occupied by P. 
Stetson, as stable; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
pipe. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 17 Kneeland ST. Owned by E. A. Whittier; loss, $65; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by E. Archibald, as dwelling; loss, $80; insurance, 
I ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, stove-pipe igniting flooring. 



Sunday, 25th, 10-31 A.M. Box 32. 

No. 67 PiNCKNET ST. Owned by Mary Reed ; occupied by Mrs. A. Keeley, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 25th, 0-44 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 268 Commercial st. Owned by J. C. Hunting; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by J. Bradley, as dwelling; originated in wood-shed; cause, hot 
ashes in barrel. 

Sunday, 25th, 2-11 P.M. Box 56. 

No 255 South st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Sunday, 25th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
Grass fire on Orient Heights, set by boys. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-42 P.M. Still. 
DuNMOKE ST. Cause, burning rubbish. 

Sunday, 25th, 10-28 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 26 Kneeland st. Owned by Samuel Rice; loss, .$4; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. Reynolds et als., as saloon, etc. ; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of wood on range-top. 

Monday, 26th, 3-42 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 Morton st. Owned by P. Finklestahl; loss, $75; insurance; 
$3,000; occupied by Mary Shapiro, as grocery; loss, $198; insurance, $800, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 26ih, 6-37 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 357 Broadway. Owned by S. Leeds heirs; loss, $2,200; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Thos. Hills & Son, as hardware; loss, $4000; in- 
surance, $4,000; No. 355, owned by O. J. Duke; loss, $75; insurance, $3,- 
000; occupied by M. Newman, as jewelry; loss, $1,446; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by K. of P., as hall; loss, $350; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
1st floor ; extended to Nos. 355, 359, and 361 ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 26th, 9-45 P.M. Box 628. 

False alarm. 

Tuesday, 27th, 0-43 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 21 Vine st. Owned by J. Monahan ; loss, $134; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. Monahan, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Carroll pl. Owned by Veazie estate; loss, $75; insurance, 



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$2,000; occupied by M. Donahoe, as dwelling; loss, $69; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-05 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 352 TO 356 Washington st. Owned by Moses Willianns estate; loss, 
$3,578; insurance, $55,000; occupied by Carter, Carter, & Kilham, as drug- 
gists: loss, $553; insurance, $61,500; occupied by Frank "Wood, as printer; 
loss, $8.46!); insurance, $34,000; occupied by P. R. McCargo, as printer; 
loss, $2,529; insurance, $8,500; occupied by other parties, as offices, etc.; 
loss, $1,163; insurance, $5,200; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 11-30 A. M. Still. 

No. 105 Mt. Veknon st. Owned by A. E. Batchelder; occupied by A. E. 
Batchelder, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, ignition of pan of 
fat on stove. 

Tuesday 27th, 3-26 P.M. Box 224. 

Harrison ate. and HnNNEMAN sts. Owned by Joseph Nickerson, heirs ; 
occupied by Randell, Goodale, & Co., as cordage works ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 28th, 9-54 P. 31. Box 267. 

Terrace st. Owned by Cutter & Winnett ; occupied by John McCarthy, 
as stable; insurance, $10,000; originated on 2d floor; .cause unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 6-06 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 Leverett ST. Owned by C. Seavey; loss, $40; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by E. Gabelle, as fruit-store; loss, $100; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 35 Sudbury st. Owned by J. M. Eobbins ; insurance, $35,000; oc- 
cupied by G. A. Walker, as machinist; originated on 2d floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Thursday, 29th, 8-24 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 108 Leverett st. Cause, smoke frona stove mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 30th, 11-45 A. 31. Still. 
No. 197 Congress st. Owned by Henry Poor; insurance, $45,000; occu- 
pied by Boston Electric Light Co., as plants; originated in basement; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 30th, 2-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 25 ScDBCRT ST. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 30th, 2-30h P-3I. Box 36. 

No. 5 Congress sq. Owned by Brooks & Russell, trustees; loss, $15; 
insurance, $40,000; occupied by Crosby & Co., as brokers; loss, $40; 
originated in basement; cause, electric-light wires. 

Saturday, 31st, 0-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Burke st. Owned by Dennis Hurley; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Dennis Hurley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
hot ashes from pipe. 

Saturday, 31st, 9-35 A. 31. Still. 
No. 53 KiLBY ST. Owned by Moses Williams estate; occupied by various 
parlies, as ofiices; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot ashes in barrel. 



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Saturday, 31st, 10-09 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 St. Jambs avb. Owned by J. W. Dudley; loss, $10; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. W. Dudley, as dining-rooms; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Saturday, 31st, 10-37 A.M. Box 38. 

Fire on board the schooner " Carrier Dove," lying at the south side of T 
Wharf; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp; damage, $100. 

Saturday, 31st, 9-15 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 18 Sawyer st. Owned by C. M. Fee; loss, $160; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by C. M. Fee, as dwelling; loss, $193; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 



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Monday, 2d, 1-29 A.M. Box 526. 

Centime st. Owned by D. H. Kent; loss, $8, .500; insurance, $11,000; 
occupied by D. H. Kent, as dwelling; loss, $3,039; insurance, $2,500; 
cause unknown, building totally destroyed. 

Monday, 2d, 2-53 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 26 Wheeler ST. Owned by Thos. Fitzgerald ; loss, $636; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by I. Bloom, as dwelling; loss, $400; insurance, -ll, 000 ; 
occupied, by L. Heinman, as dwelling; loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 0-46 P.M. Box 417. 

No. 147 T?UTHERFORD AVE. Owned by Wm. Litchfield, loss .$5; oc- 
cupied by William Litchfield, as foundry; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
castings igniting woodwork. 

Monday, 2d, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 MoRELAND ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 2d, 7-30 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 208 Eliot st. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 2d, 9-42 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 19 Endicott ST. Owned by M. W. Cook; loss, $19; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Raciiael Smith, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $550; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 1-21 A. M. Box 73. 

No. 228 Shawmot ave. Owned by E. H. Fulium; loss, $66; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by F. M. Freeman, as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-16 A.M. Box 635. 
Remarks. — Bonfire on vacant land. 

Tuesday, 3d, 5-46 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 295 West Third st. Owned by E. Hormel ; loss $200; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Jas. Lawrence et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, defective chimney. 



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Tuesday, 3d, 7-59 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 20 Upton ST. Owned by Geo. Tatro ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by 
Joseph Hanna, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet 
igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-09 A.M. Still. 

Broadway and Dorchester ave. Owned by A. C. Wellington; in- 
surance, $1,100; occupied by W. F. and P. B. Dunham, as printers; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-09 A.M. Still. 

No. 66 Hampshire st. Owned by T. P.Butler; occupied by Wm. Mc- 
Alaney, as blacksmith; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-18 P.M. Still. 
Eliot sq. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-30 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 3 Jasper place. Owned by Daniel Goodnow; loss, $67; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. Bouzazeni, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 3 P. M. Still. 

No. 342 Princeton ST. Owned by M. Cunningham; loss $33; insurance, 
$750; occupied by E. Gibson, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Friday, 6th, 8-20 P. M. Box 56. 

No. 108 Utica ST. Owned by Evans estate ; occupied by Coffin Valve Co., 
as pattern shop; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 3-54 A.M. Box 137. 

No. 621 E. Broadway. Owned by James McMahon ; loss $300; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by B. Borgi, as dwelling; loss $2C0; insurance, 
$300; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 7th, 4-40 P.M. Still, 

No. 541 Main st. Owned by Nathan Tufts; occupied by N. E. Fitz, as 
sheds, etc. ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 7th, 8-03 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 140 London st. Owned by S. Pendergast; occupied by S. Pender- 
gast, as dwelling; loss, $48; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 8th, 9-45 A.M. Box 557. 

Off Allston st. Cause, grass and brush flre. 

Remarks. — Box 572 was pulled at 9.52 A.M. for this flre and was need- 
lessly given. 

3Ionday, 9th, 9-24 A.M. Box 564. 
Western ave. Cause unknown, grass flre. 

Monday, 9th, 0-19 P.M. Box 317. 

Baker place. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $3 ; occupied by City of 
Boston, as stone sheds; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 9th, 1-10 P.M. Box 112. 
Cause, false alarm from keyless box. 



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Monday, 9th, 8-30 P.M. Box 56. 

South st. Owned by O. C. Railroad Corp'n ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by O.C.R.R. Corp'n, as train house; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 10th, 11-27 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 308 Commercial st. Ovv^ned by Ballard heirs; loss, $28; insur- 
ance, .$2,000; occupied by C. Smith & Co., as blacksmiths; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, hot iron igniting woodwork. 

Friday, 13th, 0-33 A.M. Box 223. 

No. 34 Parker st. Owned by J. F. Webber; loss, $500; occupied by 
Warren & Hall, as carpet-cleaning establishment; loss, $700; originated in 
stable ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 3-07 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 155 AND 157 High st. Owned by F. E. Whiting, trustee ; loss, 
$3,245; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Bradlee, Hastings, & Co., as car- 
riage supplies ; loss, $15,000; insurance, $43,000; occupied by F. H. Gilson, 
as printer; loss, $6,134; insurance, $5,500; occupied by F. P. Morse etals., 
as printer, etc. ; loss, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hosemen Phoenix, Hearn, O'Brien, and sub. Murphy of 
Engine No. 25, together with hoseman Kenney and sub. Riley of Engine 
No. 26, were severely burned and taken to the hospital. 

Friday, 13th, 10-54 A. M. Box 81. 

No. 354 Columbus ave. Owned by N. P. Howland, trustee; loss, $15; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by F. J. Haslett, as dwelling; loss, .$90; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 13th, 2-23 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 62 Dover st. Owned by D. W. Winslow ; loss, $253 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by A. L. Bowles, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, 
$1,600; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Saturday, 14th, 8-18 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 30 Broad st. Owned by M. A. Bixby; loss, $830; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by H. W. Leeds, as fruits; loss, $61; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by C. L. Jones, as soap; insurance, $1,600 ; occupied by Boston 
Tobacco Co., as office; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Williams 
and Hall, as tea brokers; loss, $300; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-59 A.M. Box 129. 

No. 78 West Fifth st. Owned by Geo. Souther; occupied by J. W. 
Sweeney, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $50 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, children 
and matches. 

Sunday, loth, 3-49 P. 31. Box 12. 

No. 139 Endicott st. Owned by Antonio Colino ; occupied by Antonio 
Colino, as fruits ; originated in basement ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
stove. 

Monday, 16th, 6-39 P. 31. Box 63. 

No. 114 Beacon st. Owned by J. T. Cooledge ; occupied by J. T. Cool- 
edge, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 17th, 5-22 P. 31. Box 123. 

Nos. 91 and 93 Broadway. Owned by H. Ferguson; loss, $113; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by John Glynn, as dwelling ; originated in water- 
closet; cause, set by boys. 



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Tuesday, 17th, 11-01 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 77 Brighton st. Owned by M. Bergan; loss, f 65 ; insurance, 
$4-, 000; occupied by M. Bergan, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

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

Friday, 20th, 9-18 A.M. Still. 

No. 238 Cabot st. Owned by C. J. Bisliop; loss, $70; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Thos. O'Brien, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 20th, 11-46 A.M. Still. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop; insurance, $2,200; occupied by 
R. Bishop, as waste factory; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday, 21st, 8-16 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 43 Commercial st. Owned by Josiah Quincy estate; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Thos. Dana & Co., as grocers; insurance, $88,500 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 21st, 4-37 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 183 Marion st. Owned by Thomas Brown; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. Feeling e< aZs., as dwelling; loss, $97; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 



Saturday, 21st, 5-55 P. 31. Box 64. 

No. 25 Motte ST. Owned by F. Nordenshield ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Alex. McKenzie, as dwelling; loss, $70; originated on 
2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 19 Tremont Row. Owned by J. S. Bailey; occupied by Brine & 
Norcross, as dry goods; loss, $8; insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-45 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 24 Harrison AVE Owned by F. Schuchman; loss, $173; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by M. Finklestine, as clothing; loss, $700; insurance, 
$2,100; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-43 A.M. Box 372. 

No. 20(5 Neponset ave. Owned by E. B. Kimball; loss, $135; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by E. B. Kimball, as dwelling; originated on outside; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-56 A.M. Still. 

Dorchester ave. and Fourth st. Owned by Cotting & "Welch, trus- 
tees ; occupied by John McCarthy, as grocery ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 22d, 9-29 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 186 State st. Owned by M. Williams Estate; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $5,500; occupied by George E. Downes, as salt store; loss, $100; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by C. B. Edgerly, as grain; loss, $35; in- 
surance, $1,700; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 22d, 2-02 P. 31. Box 14. 

No. 331 North st. Owned by F. J. Rorke ; occupied by B. Santodozo, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, smoking in bed. 



Appendix. 87 

Sunday, 22d, 6-11 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 25 MoTTE ST. Owned by F. Nordensbield ; loss, $25: insurance 
$3,000; occupied by Alex. McKenzie, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 22d, 8-56 P. M. Box 26. 

No. 241 Cambeidge st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 23d, 0-45 P.M. Box 631. 

Cause, boiling over of kettle of pitch on board the schooner " Carrie Bon- 
nell," lying at the wharf of Grant & Morrison. 

Monday, 23d, 5-45 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 156 Merrimac st. Owned by A. Eatshesky; occupied by S. Lipman, 
as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $700; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Monday, 23d, 9 P. M. Still. 

No. 1 Mason st. Owned by J. Mason Little; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by E. J. Swords, as bar-room; insurance, $1,000; originated in base- 
ment; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 23d, 11-42 P.M. Box 76. 

No 75 Rutland st. Owned by G. R. Richardson; loss, $90; insurance, 
ffi6,000; occupied by H. S. Hart, as dwelling; loss, $235; insurance, $3,000; 
originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 24ih, 7-28 A.M. Box 519. 

No. 64 Union ave. Owned by Mrs. Charles Simmings; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by W. W. Tolman, as dwelling; originated on out- 
side ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 24th, 8-11 A.M. Box 421. 

No. 15 Chelsea st. Owned by P. O'Riordon; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by H. Herriman, as lumber; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 25th, 5-50 A.M. Box 357. 

No. 172 Harvard st. Owned by George Nightingale; loss, $65; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by George Nightingale, as dwelling; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, .$800; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of fire in fumigating. 



Wednesday, 25th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 

Dorr st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-17 A.M. Box 622. 

No. 263 Sumner st. Owned by Micah Dyer, Jr. ; loss, $267; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. P. Kennedy, as dwelling; loss, $160; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-40, 9-44 A.M. Box 631. 

Maverick and BoKpER sts. Owned by Atlantic works; loss, $16,683 
insurance, .$50,000; occupied by Atlantic works, as machinists; loss, $61,866 
insurance, $150,000; originated on 3d floor; extended to entire building 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Robert Cassidy was rescued, fatally burned ; two other em- 
ployes were severely burned. 

Thursday, 26th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

Center st. Cause, burning brush igniting fence; damage, $25. 

Thursday. 26th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Plymouth st. Cause, grass fire, unknown. 



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Thursday, 26th, 7-45 P.M. Box 622. 

No. 278 Sumner st. Owned by Ellen Murphy; loss, $746; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Ellen Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $161; insurance, 
$1,100; originated in woodshed ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Captain J. H. Elliott and ladderman R. J. Bartlett of H. and 
L. No. 2, were severely burned, while rescuing females from the building by 
means of ladders. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-06 P.M. Box 535. 
Poplar st. 

Remarks. — Haystack owned by L. F. Babbidge, set on fire by some per- 
son unknown ; damage, $25. 

Friday, 27th, 3-07 P.M. Box 354. 
Norfolk st. Cause, careless burning of brush, etc. 

Friday, 27th, 7-56 P.M. Box 633. 
Maverick st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 28th, 0-40 A.M. Box 569. 
Poster st. Cause, brush fire, incendiary. 

Saturday, 28th, 5-12 A.M. Box 638. 

No. 219 Border st. Owned by S. Grady; loss, $238; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by S. Grady, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 

Mt. Vernon st. Cause, set by boys, brush fire. 

Saturday, 28th, 11-03 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 27 Clark st. Owned by Boston Co-operative Building; loss, $17; 
insurance, $800; occupied by B. O'Connell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 7-06 A. M. Box 62. 

No. 8 Columbus ave. Owned by James Stevenson; loss, .$97; insurance, 
$4,166; occupied by P. Leeven, as clothing; loss, $135; insurance, $600; ori- 
ginated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 309 Bennington st. Owned by Wm. Glynn; occupied by Mr. Peed, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Sunday, 29th, 4-14 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 28 Harrison ave. Owned by Mrs. Fenton ; occupied by F. A. Lappen, 
as bar-room ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 29ih, 7-40 P.M. Still. 
Grove and Center sts. Cause, grass fire, unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 9-51 P.M. Box 571. 

Washington st. Owned by Mary Mullen; loss, $590; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Mary Mullen, as stable; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 11-55 P.M. Box 122. 

Dorr st. Owned by Farwell Bros.; loss, $1,350; insurance, $1,575; 
occupied by Farwell Bros., as wood-sheds; loss, $2,177; insurance, $2,525; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 89 

Fire-Alaem Telegraph. 
The force employed is as follows : — 

Superintend ent. 
Brown S. Flanders. 

Assistant Svperintendent. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam, 

James L. Crowley. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Repairers. 

G. J. H. Gutermuth, Jonathan M. Morris, 

John Flavell, Joseph W. Bird, 

Issachar Wells, Granville S. Mendell, 

Wm. H. Barker, H. W. Cherrington, 

Chas. Penney, David Isaacs. 

Battery-man. 
James L. Gethins. 

A constant watch is kept at the head-quarters. City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each operator has 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 ilhiess 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. 



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City Docuinient No. 80. 



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 400 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



Boston . 
South Boston 
East Boston 
Roxbury 
Dorchester 
Charlestown 
West Roxbury 
Brighton 
Chelsea . 



122 
40 
33 
59 
52 
37 
32 
24 
1 



400 

The following boxes are private pi-operty : 38 duplicate, 
68 duplicate, 149, 159, 227, 228, 244, 271, 322, 371, 442, 
443, 511, 533, 623, 626, 698, 712, 713, 714, 715, 718, 723, 
724, 725, 731, 732, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 741, 742, 743, 
745, 746. 



Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working lines of wire, about 390 miles ; 
Signal boxes in use, 400 ; Striking machines, 38 ; Gongs, 
108 ; Box gongs, 50 ; Tappers, 20 ; Vibrators, 4 ; Local 
registers in department houses, 14 ; one electric watch- 
clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; 
Relays in use, 65 ; Eighteen-pen registers, 2 ; Office bells 
in use, 5 ; Telegraph keys in use, 36 ; Telephones in use, 
65; 1 switch-board; galvanometers, 37; 2 portable rheo- 
tropes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 telephone switch-board at head- 
quarters ; 1 ditto in Chief's office ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus 
in Superintendent's house ; 7 sets telegraphic ai)paratus in 
assistants' houses ; 1,432 battery -cups in use at Central Office ; 
50 cups dry battery, in house of Engine No. 15 ; 50 ditto in 
house of Engine No. 10 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine No. 14 ; 
50 ditto in house of Engine No. 23 ; 60 ditto in house of 
Engine No. 25; 80 ditto in house of Engine No. 9; 150 
spare battery-cups; 200 spare porous cups; 239 spare 
battery-cups at shop; 2,500 lbs. sulphate of copper; 390 
lbs. zinc ; 100 battery coppers ; brackets, wire, insulators, 
etc.,, ofiice furniture, bedsteads, bedding, and sundry other 
articles. 



Appendix. 91 



Alarm Bells. 

The Fire-Alarm Telegrnph is connected with the following 
bells: — 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Bosten, steel, 
2,995 11)8., owned by city. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street. East Boston, steel, 
3,109J lbs., owned by city. • 

Chemical Engine House, No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 400 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 5, West Eoxbury, owned by 
city. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 6, AUston, 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, compo- 
sition, 817 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 17, Meeting-house Hill, Dorchester, 
composition, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., oAvned by city. 

Engine House No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine House No. 30, West Roxbury, 300 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. 

George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,160 lbs., owned by city. 



92 City Document No. 80. 

Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Dudley street, Boston High- 
lands, composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 

Lawrence School-house, B street. South Bostoi), 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, 3,1 10 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-bouse, 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. 

Walpole street, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 lbs., 
owned by city. 

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, 37 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department : — 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Charles- street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 



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Appendix. 93 

Park-street Church. 

SutFolk County Jail, owned by city. 

Old State House Clock, 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. 

Bigelovv Schodl-house, owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city. 

East Boston. 

Central-square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall Clock, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Wiiithrop-sti'eet Church, owned by city. 
Metropolitan stables, Tremont street, owned b}^ city. 

Dorchester. 

Neponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan), owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Charlestoimx. 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

Harvard Hill Church. 

High School-house, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church. 

West Roxbunj. 

Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



EXPEXDITURES OF THE FIKE DEPARTMENT FROM 3IAY 1, 1887, TO]APRIL.;JO, 1888. 



i^aiaries 

Repairs of Apparatus 

Kepairs of Houses 

New Hose 

Repairs of Hose 

Fuel for Engines .'ind Houses . 

Gas 

Priutiug and Statiouery .... 
Furniture and Bedding . . . . 

Small Supplies 

Horses, Purchase and Exchange 
Ha5s Grain, and Straw . . . . 
Horae-hire and Keeping .... 
Tools and Stable Furniture . . 

Washing 

Shoeing 

Harness and repairs 

Oils, etc 

Oats, Badges, and Buttons . . . 

Ladders and Repairs 

Tools for Repair Shop 

New Apparatus 

Wharfage 

Contingencies 

Water for houses and boat . . . 
Reservoirs and Hydrants . . . 



Water for Hydrants, etc. 



130 T7 
150 00 



510 77 

1,032 38 

31 64 

•2 10 

73 79 

4,900 00 

1,456 18 



9 90 
110 20 



200 00 
1,040 6S 



$36,565 98 

1,736 91 

129 SO 



■ 42 00 
205 92 
247 75 

69 30 
286 84 
188 67 
325 00 
1,637 31 

32 54 

40 5S 
267 77 
421 40 
438 08 
144 60 

16 00 



3 59 

2,053 00 

100 00 

71 35 



36,957 29 

2,317 04 

296 61 

416 20 

47 79 

387 29 

209 12 

107 31 

ISO 65 

455 41 

1,050 00 

1,358 67 

21 26 



293 59 
443 97 



23 60 
29 00 



812,145 06 $45,063 39 



145 00 
87,840 00 



49,977 94 
2,574 86 
166 75 
88 20 
74 00 
322 69 
554 95 
108 76 
185 81 
240 27 
1,085 00 



9 01 
261 06 
425 47 
122 31 
278 55 
398 44 



367 00 

100 00 

126 66 

1,370 00 



September. 



$40,297 07 
2,033 81 
98 71 
25 37 
60 00 
1,946 23 
336 17 
140 14 
92 10 
80 38 
605 00 
757 81 
25 36 
3 20 
269 98 
426 42 
47 00 
29 32 
40 50 



100 00 
134 71 



§40,169 85 
1,835 77 
44 43 
50 00 
43 00 
1,703 93 
245 92 
133 31 
77 04 



1,520 82 
41 66 



249 62 
414 09 
165 10 
76 71 
87 62 
203 44 
2 IS 
20 00 
100 00 
162 70 



850,268 
2,895 ! 



840,088 79 

1,878 71 

302 69 



42 00 
369 33 
399 96 
98 40 
91 98 
340 40 
1,050 00 
2,520 00 
12 55 



262 25 
429 63 

85 00 

1 56 

470 48 

150 00 

33 11 
626 60 
100 00 
851 63 



January. 



$49,854 63 
2,719 32 
44 10 
1,058 60 
62 60 
695 82 
358 67 
227 60 
472 60 
166 3S 



February. 



2,272 29 
21 74 
17 50 
249 55 
433 32 
121 74 
72 17 
74 40 
123 18 



840,386 20 

1,935 78 

49 75 

1,980 00 

61 82 
849 42 

1,143 13 

62 60 
111 21 

97 00 
1,945 00 
1,257 15 
14 01 
48 39 
280 46 
628 53 
53 25 
69 66 



150 00 
100 00 
136 85 



100 00 
223 47 



841,434 80 
2,047 39 
117 4S 
39 83 
202 60 
1,474 20 
371 72 
149 09 
327 01 



547 50 
402 17 
31 52 
368 46 



400 00 
100 00 
94 68 



$59,610 19 $51,627 61 $50,886 94 $77,996 23 



853,033 31 

2,690 90 

20 96 

2,488 01 

68 50 

1,233 09 

361 79 

86 71 

441 32 

662 01 

1,500 00 

1,604 70 

29 39 



243 89 
464 24 
490 61 
55 41 
157 95 



164 84 

10,979 00 

100 00 

1,047 27 



^ This amount transferred to other appropriations. 



Pay roll, April 1 to 30 

A mount charged to Repair Apparatus . 
'• '« '* Hose . . . . 



Han 



$42,137 77 

1,270 72 

42 00 

42 00 

21S 33 



$479,201 . 
20,148 S 
6,5.52 I 
6,295 ; 



1,274 ; 
2,413 ; 
3,371 . 

12,970 I 
18,818 : 



3,105 
5,627 



14,775 i 
1,300 ( 
4,625 I 
1,482 : 
135 - 
1,774 ; 

87,840 ( 



EXPENDITURES OF FIKE-ALAKai TELEGRAPH FROM MAY 1, 1887, TO APRIL 30, 1888. 





May. 


June. 


July. 


August. 


September. 


October. 


November. 


December. 


January. 


February. 


March. 


April. 


Total. 


Siilalies 


$150 00 


■ $1,753 06 
40 00 

57 77 


Sl,7o2 16 
237 50 
210 67 


$2,266 45 
440 50 
57 54 


$1,798 16 


$1,825 16 


$2,271 95 


81,885 48 


$2,425 70 
9 SO 


$1,935 31 


$1,947 42 

1.38 86 

4 00 


$2,431 43 
81 83 

1,447 34 

1 .50 

43 00 

487 85 


3^,240 07 




17 44 
456 00 


21 30 



33 67 


1.54 .^2 
3 00 








11 96 
50 00 










30 00 
20 8S 


29 00 


4 75 


:» 25 
170 .02 
1,^240 3S 
8 58 
120 71 
•283 -a 




■23 46 

8 58 
14 00 




23 76 
293 00 




11 90 


30 




231 50 


50 00 




60 00 


Kepair-Shop Work 












13 00 


11 50 

■-• 00 


7 62 
5 00 


3 50 
52 63 


15 25 
65 68 


8 00 
27 39 


S 00 


7 110 
•J 50 
■.14 25 
21 14 


3 62 
121 63 


IS 4S 
7 50 


10 74 






64 95 




10 50 

11 00 
53 21 

5 55 

24 10 


25 00 

4 63 
2 06 
24 69 
12 50 
28 60 


IS 76 
29 00 
5 53 

23 67 


19 26 

112 08 
34 00 
1 93 

20 03 


10 00 
29 51 
■i 73 

28 81 ■ 
37 50 
10 50 






I'oles 










62 09 
4 00 


44 60 
5 43 
1 50 

68 67 


18 75 

3 15 

1 03 

1,266 93 

20 13 


■29 96 
1 79 


.31 30 

9 63 


2 10 
5 lU 


109 91 
1 51 
1 63 
25 10 
•23 00 
18 35 
14 20 




I'iiints and Oils . 


78 .56 




24 00 
12 50 

l!l So 

4 as 


•24 05 

25 00 
19 .50 
108 SO 


28 30 
12 50 
20 15 

Vi .30 


28 27 

20 15 
12 35 










Illumination of Clocks 


19 50 
24 00 


35 40 
7 25 


20 15 
203 00 


20 16 
12 73 


•281 95 

398 93 




400 00 




400 (W 


















































$465 71 


S2,U6S 31 


$2,38'J S4 


33,110 S4 


$2,677 S3 


S2,4l>4 25 


$2 872 OS 


$3,436 93 


$2,832 15 


$2,245 11 


$2,190 53 


$4,702 94 


$31,463 52 




















Amount pay 


roll April, 18SS 






1,947 79 




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