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EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL BEPOBT 



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TEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1890. 




BOSTON : 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

1891. 



EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL EEPOET 



FIRE DEPARTMENT. 



TEAK ENDING DECEMBER 31, 1890, 




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Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

74 Tremont St., Boston, January, 1891. 

Hon. Nathan Matthews, Jr., 

Mayor of the City of Boston : — 

Sir, — In accordance with previous custom and require- 
ments, a statement of the condition and operations of this 
department was rendered for the year ending April 30, 
1890. The Revised Ordinances call for an annual report in 
January ; and, in compliance with their provisions, the 
Commissioners respectfully submit the following record of 
service for the balance of the calendar year just closed, to- 
gether with a summary of present resources, and certain 
recommendations bearing upon the general improvement of 
the department. 

Alarms and Losses. 

For the twelve months ending December 31, 1890, there 
were 1,043 bell and still alarms, besides nine second and 
four third alarms, the largest number, in a single year, in 
the history of the department. In the month of December 
alone there were 123 calls upon the force, the heaviest de- 
mand ever experienced in that month, and only twice ex- 
ceeded in any month. Notwithstanding these facts, the 
department has been so far successful in preventing destruc- 
tive fires that the loss shown for the eight months since the 
fiscal year opened is a little over half a million dollars, which 
falls considerably below the average of fire waste in this city. 

Department Increase. 

Some progress has been made in employing, for the ben- 
efit of the department, the special appropriation of $510,000, 
made by the City Council soon after the Thanksgiving-day 
fire of 1889 ; but the Commissioners have found some ob- 
stacles in the way of pushing the work as rapidly as they 
desired. They are glad to announce, however, that the new 
house on Congress street is almost ready for occupancy by a 
double engine company. The house in East Boston, in- 
tended for a ladder company and an engine company, is also 
about completed ; and the house that is building on Harrison 
avenue, for the accommodation of an additional ladder com- 



iv Fire Department Report. 

pany, will probably be turned over to the department in a 
month or two. Ground has been broken for a new engine- 
house at Allston, and plans have been approved for another 
at Egleston square. A site for an engine-house at Wash- 
ington Village, South Boston, was selected last summer, but 
there have been repeated delays in obtaining a satisfactory 
title, and the difficulties still seem to exnt ; so the Commis- 
sioners have abandoned the location, and selected one near 
it, which is about equally eligible, and can be purchased for 
the same money as the other. A communication will be 
sent to the City Council, through your Honor, in a very 
short time, in relation to this matter. Another important 
item of the general scheme to strengthen the department 
was the proposition to locate an engine-house at the North 
End, in the vicinity of Fulton and Commercial streets. 
The Commissioners have thus far been unsuccessful in find- 
ing a proper location at a reasonable price. This section 
sadly needs another piece of apparatus, but its value depends 
largely upon putting it in just the right place. A site for a 
chemical engine-house has been purchased in Ashmont, 
Ward 24, but no appropriation for the erection of a building 
has yet been made. It is desirable that a new ladder com- 
pany shall be established at or near Grove Hall, Roxbury ; 
but as yet a site available as to location and reasonable in 
price has not been found. 

The lesson of the Thanksgiving fire of 1889, while it was 
fresh in the public mind, was wisely heeded by the City 
Council, and the special appropriation of $510,000, already 
mentioned, was the result. Of Ihis amount, $1(35,000 was 
specified for the purpose of erecting a central station to con- 
tain a new and improved fire-alarm system, the offices of the 
Commissioners and Chief, several pieces of apparatus, with 
their companies, and other necessary appurtenances of a 
metropolitan fire service. The Commissioners have recom- 
mended several sites, but while the subject has been quite 
vigorously discussed for a twelvemonth, nothing has been 
definitely settled, and the money, which should by this time 
be providing largely increased protection to the property of 
our citizens, is still lying idle. The need of such headquar- 
ters is as great as ever, and while the Commissioners person- 
ally prefer, for obvious reasons, their present surroundings 
and associations, they are, nevertheless, officially more pro- 
foundly convinced than ever of the value of what they have 
recommended. They have presented the dangers of delay 
and the needs of concentration in all their aspects, and they 
do not feel it to be their duty to urge this matter with any 
further degree of importunity. They wish, however, to 



Fire Department Report. v 

emphasize the fact that the City Council voted this $165,000 
to strengthen the Fire Department, and its action seemed 
to receive the approval of that portion of the public most 
directly and largely interested. If this sum cannot be ap- 
plied as originally intended, it should be employed in other 
ways to carry out the general purpose. A new house is 
needed at the South End, this present moment, to accommo- 
date the second water-tower and a new engine company. The 
house of Ladder 13 needs rebuilding, as at present it is 
cramped, inconvenient, and unhealthy, especially for 
horses. Upon these and other immediate necessities the 
Commissioners will soon submit special communications. 

Improved Building Laws. 

The Commissioners hope they are not exceeding their 
functions in urging a radical change and improvement in our 
building laws. Certainly that question concerns this depart- 
ment as nearly as do those matters directly within its own 
province. The fire loss of a city depends more upon the 
character of its streets and buildings than upon its fire de- 
partment, and at present, in Boston, that character, from a 
safety point of view, is disreputable, and growing rather 
worse than better. Already buildings have been erected 
that no department can properly protect, in case of fire, 
because their elevations are out of reach. To say that these 
buildings are fire-proof does not meet the difficulty ; it is 
merely a plea in mitigation. Buildings can be constructed 
so that they will not burn, but the contents are always com- 
bustible, and therein lies the danger when the department 
cannot reach the trouble. Our narrow streets make the 
height of buildings a most important consideration, but that 
is only one of many that a new law ought to cover. What 
its requirements in detail should be the Commissioners do 
not propose to suggest, as that would be an impertinent in- 
terference with those who have been appointed to consider 
the subject. They simply wish to add their testimony to 
the importance of the main question. 

New Apparatus. 

During the year the working strength of the department 
has been increased by the addition of thirteen new steaai 
fire-engines, two chemical engines, a new Hayes extension 
ladder truck to replace one destroyed, a new Preston exten- 
sion ladder truck, now ready for delivery, two Abbott-Down- 
ing ladder trucks, two improved Hale water-towers, and 
hose wagons, coal wagons, district chiefs' wagons, hose and 



vi Fire Department Eeport. 

small equipment to a considerable extent. When houses are 
completed so that all this can be put in service, the depart- 
ment will be stronger by fifty per cent, than it was a year 
ago. Another improvement is the introduction of more 
three-horse hitches on engines and ladder trucks. This 
feature has worked so well, especially where the runs are 
long or the hills are high, that it will be still further ex- 
tended the present year. The first-size engines have been 
equipped with three-inch hose, thus enabling them, with 
Siamese connections, to throw very powerful street streams. 

Inspection or Wires. 

The present plan of running the wires of various electrical 
svstems through our streets is one of the most formidable of 
the problems with which the department has to contend, and 
its complications are constantly increasing. While these sys- 
tems have become institutions that we cannot spare, a further 
regulation of them is required in order to secure the greatest 
good of the greatest number. Electric wires are not only 
active agents in causing fires, but they also frequently em- 
barrass the efforts of the department to extinguish them. 
Some of these lines are so thickly run in front of buildings 
as to render it almost impossible to raise ladders for ventila- 
tion, carrying up hose, or saving life. In a number of cases 
these lines were established before the buildings were erected, 
and the resultant relations are unfortunate. It might be a 
proper question of public policy to inquire whether in many 
such instances the wires might not be carried over the build- 
ings, instead of alongside, until such time as the city shall 
get ready to order the wires underground. The creation of 
the new bureau for the inspection of wires and the appoint- 
ment of an efficient head will probably greatly improve the 
present conditions ; but it is doubtful whether the Inspector 
has yet sufficient authority to make as thorough a regulation 
as the situation demands. 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 

In accordance with the ordinance establishing the new 
bureau, the fire-alarm telegraph has been divorced from this 
department, which no longer has control of one of the most 
important branches of the service. This is an essential weak- 
ness of the ordinance, which seems, in this particular, not to 
have been considered in the light of experience. While the 
present Inspector understands the needs of the department 
and the relations of the fire-alarm telegraph to other systems, 
the future, under the present arrangement, is fraught with 



Fire Department Report. yii 

menace to the best interests of the city and this department. 
This is the opinion not only of the Fire Commissioners, but 
of the Inspector of Wires as well. 

Public Clocks. 

While the department has been deprived of something 
that properly belongs to it, on the other hand it has been 
left responsible for a charge that is a solecism in its service. 
This is the care of the public clocks, a legacy of the old de- 
partment of bells and clocks, which was transferred to the 
fire-alarm department, and at last lands in this, with which, 
naturally, it has as little to do as with the inspection of milk 
and vinegar. This department is not equipped for the 
proper performance of such a class of work, and it is ear- 
nestly advised that it be transferred to other hands. 

Composition of the Force. 

Of the 709 men that constitute the working force, about 
two-thirds are permanent; the remainder are call-men, who 
respond to fires on bell alarms. The proportion of perma- 
nent men has enlarged by slow degrees each year. The 
department should be put upon an entirely permanent basis 
as soon as possible. The Commissioners have ur^ed this 
step in every report, and have made such progress as they 
could in spite of the fact that they have not been allowed the 
necessary appropriation to make the reform general. Could 
this be accomplished, it would make a very perceptible in- 
crease in the value of the force in our large outlying districts, 
and to this end the aid of the City Council is invoked. More 
attention than ever has been paid the past year to the drill 
and discipline of the force. The drill school has been in 
active operation, and all the permanent men, with the excep- 
tion of the few cases excused for special reasons, have been 
through it. The engine school has also been doing good 
work in training to the duty of running and caring for en- 
gines such young men as possess natural aptitude, or have 
had special experience. 

Horses. 

The horses of the department are among its most impor- 
tant factors. There are now about 250 in service, of which 
number the city owns 195. The others are extra winter 
horses, taken from various parties fur the cold season, their 
care and keeping being accepted as an equivalent for the ser- 
vice they render. The general condition of these animals is 



viii Fire Department Eeport. 

excellent, a recent report of the veterinary showing that out 
of the entire number there are not more than three or four 
unable to do duty. This showing attests the care and skill 
of the department veterinary, whose duties in this direction 
make him a very busy man. The hospital for horses is not 
an institution of which the department feels particularly 
proud ; still recent alterations and repairs have improved it 
somewhat, and the Commissioners hardly feel warranted yet 
in recommending a new one, apart from some apparatus- 
house, as it would involve an expense rather disproportion- 
ate to the present needs. Quite a number of new horses will 
be required the coming year. During the year 23 were pur- 
chased, 10 sold or exchanged, 2 died, 4 were turned over to 
Inspector of Wires. The number of horses receiving treat- 
ment during the year was 123, resulting in 124 cases, of 
which 28 — 14 were horses taken for use during the winter 
months — were received at the hospital stable, and the 
balance were attended at the houses of their companies. Of 
the 124 cases treated, 1 died from injuries received while 
responding to an alarm of fire. 

Officers and Men. 
The officers and men of the force have commendably sus- 
tained their high reputation for zeal, fidelity, and efficiency ; 
and harmony and good feeling, the necessary conditions of 
good service, seem to pervade all ranks of the department. 
A laro - e number of vouno- men has entered the service during; 
the last two years ; but they are rapidly catching the spirit 
that they find there, and the training schools have materially 
aided their advance toward the status of trained firemen. 
There have been no additions to the pension roll since the 
last report ; but, in the natural course of events, some will 
be made at the beginning of the department year. 

The Police. 
The Commissioners are happy to have cause to again 
thankfully acknowledge the good offices of the Police De- 
partment and its efficient cooperation in times of need. Its 
part of the work at large fires is of utmost importance, and 
no instance during the year can be recalled where it has been 
neglectful of its duties or careless of its responsibilities. 

The Protective Department. 
This ally has earned anew the good opinion of the public 
the past year. It is prompt and progressive, and has ably 
seconded the efforts of the Fire Department in the old and 
pleasant fraternal spirit. 



Fire Department Report, ix 



The Fire Marshal. 



This officer has well maintained the credit of his position, 
which, owing to the number of alarms, has necessarily been 
a busy one. His sources of information have been extended, 
and the office is now so organized that it promises to be of 
increasing value to the public. 

Organization. 

The present organization of the department consists of a 
Board of three Fire Commissioners, a Chief of Department, 
11 District Chiefs, and other members, and employees of the 
repair-shops, to the number of 709 men. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners 

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

Robert Gr. Fitch, Chairman, for three years from May, 
1889. Term expires May, 1892. 

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

George H. Innis, for unexpired term of Richard F. 
Tobin, deceased. From December, 1890. Term expires 
May, 1893. 

Salaries, $3,500 each. 

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

Chief of Department. 
Lewis P. Webber, Headquarters, 74 Tremont street. 

District Chiefs. 
John F. Egan, Headquarters, Engine-house 9. 



C. H. W. Pope, 


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Ladder 




9. 


Lewis P. Abbott, 


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25. 


Wm. T. Cheswell, 


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4. 


John W. Regan, 


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26. 


John A. Mullen, 


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1. 


Patrick E. Keyes, 


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3. 


Edwin H. Sawyer, 


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Hose-house 


7. 


Williston A. Gaylord 




H. and L. 


house 


4. 


J. Foster Hewins, 


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Engine-ho 


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x Fire Department Keport. 

Call District Chief. 

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



Clerks. 



B. F. Underhill, Jr 
A. Charles Scott, 



David L. Adamson, 
Wm. E. Delano. 



Force and Pay-Roll. 

As established by the Board. 



1 Chief of Department 


$3,500 per am 


1 Assistant Chief and Inspector of 




Hose and Harnesses 


2,400 


9 District Chiefs .... 


2,000 


1 District Chief, call . 


400 


1 Superintendent of Apparatus Re- 




pairs . 


2,000 


3 Clerks 


1,500 


1 Clerk 


1,000 


1 detailed man as Clerk, Apparatus 




Repair-shop .... 


1,000 


1 Veterinary Surgeon . 


1,800 


46 Captains ..... 


1,600 


30 Lieutenants .... 


1,400 


38 Engine-men .... 


1,300 


212 Men 


1,200 


16 " 


1,100 


82 " 


1,000 


69 " 


250 


66 " 


200 


52 " 


175 


24 Permanent Substitutes 


900 


51 " " at . 


720 


4 Call Captains .... 


325 



Fire Department Report. xi 

Fire Districts. 
The city is divided into ten fire districts, as follows : — 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Fire Department Keport. 



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 Eoxbury. 

Assignment of Districts. 

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













Companies in District. 


District. 


Chief in Command. 


Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook 

and 

Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 

2 
3 
4 
5 


John P. Egan . . 
C H.W.Pope . 
Lewis P. Abbott 
Wm. T. Cheswell 
John W. Regan . 
John A. Mullen. 
Patrick E. Keyes 
Edw. H. Sawyer 
Willston A. Gayl 
J. Poster Hewins 


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5, *9, 11 

27, 32, 36 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23, 33 

13, 14, 29, 34, 37 

12, 17, 21, 24 

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


7 
9 

1 

2 
8 

.3,6 

5,10 

4 


2 

*9 

8, 14. 

1 


6 
3 

8 


6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


5 

3, 13, 15 

11,12 

*4, 7 
6, 10, 16 


10,12 
5 



*Headquarters of District Engineer. 



Fire Department Eeport. xirt 



Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, January 1, was 
5,677. 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: 24 Lowry, 79 Post, 2 Boston, and 63 Boston 
Lowry. 

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 : — 



XIV 



Fire Department Eeport. 



Engine-Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . 
2 . 




Cor. of and Fourth streets . 


5,698 
4,000 


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


3. 




Bristol st. and Harrison ave. . 


4,000 


Ladder No. 3 in this building. 


4. 

5. 






6,098 
1,647 


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


6 . 










7 . 




1,893 

2,568 
4,000 




8 . 






9 . 




Reconstructed, 1890-91. 


10 . 






1,886 
4,010 




11 . 




Remodelled, 1870. Ladder No. 2 
in this building. During build- 
ing on site of Engine-house 9, 
that company occupied this 
house, and Engine Co. 11 as- 
signed to Chemical House 7. 


12 . 






7,161 


Formerly occupied by Ladder 
No. 4. 


13. 






4,305 


Remodelled, 1870. 


14. 






5,627 




15. 






2,843 




16. 




River stieet, Dorchester Dist., 


12,736 


Ladder No. 6 in this building. 


IT. 




Meeting-house Hill, Dorches- 






IS. 


Harvard street, Dor. Dist. . . 


10,225 




19. 




Norfolk street, " . . 


7,683 




20. 




Walnut street, " 


9,000 




21 . 




Boston street, " 


9,355 




22. 






4,463 




23. 




Northampton street .... 


3,445 




24. 




Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 


4,186 




25. 

26 . 






4,175 
6,385 
2,600 


Ladder No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 

this building. 
Engine No. 35 in this building. 


27. 




Elm street, Charlestown Dist., 


28. 




Centre St., W. Roxbury Dist. . 


10,377 


Ladder No. 10 in this building. 


29 . 
30. 




Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 
Mt. Vernon street, West Rox- 


14,356 

16,275 
8,000 


Ladder No. 11 in this building. 


32. 




Built, 1883-84. 


S3. 




Cor.Boylston and Hereford sts., 


5,646 


Ladder No. 15 in this building. 



Fire Department Report. 
Engine-Houses. — Concluded. 



xv 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 34. 
36, 
37. 

No. 2. 
4 
5, 



"Western ave., Brighton . 
Monument street 



Cor. Longwood and Brookline 
avenues 



Chemical Engine-Houses. 



Church street 



Poplar st., cor. "Washington, 
West Roxbury 

"Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 

Harvard ave., near Cambridge 
street, Brighton Dist 

Saratoga and Byron streets . . 

B street 



5,668 
5,400 

3,412 

14,729 

3,848 

6,112 
10,000 

1,804 



Main street . , 
Bustis street , 



Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 3. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng . No . 2. 
Ladder Co. 16 in this building. 



See Ladder-house 9. 



Hose-Houses. 



No. 2, 
3, 
5 , 



Location. 



Main street, Charlestown Dist. 

Winthrop street 

Shawmut avenue 

Chelsea street 

Tremont street 

North Grove street 

"Washington Village .... 
Fourth street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,592 
5,230 
889 
1,346 
4,350 
3,918 
1,610 
3,101 



Remarks. 



Changed to coal depot, 1884. 
Armory in building. 



Ladder No. 12 and Department 
Hospital in this building. 



Remodelled, 1870. 



XVI 



Fire Department Report. 
Hook-and-Ladder Houses. 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 1. 

2. 
3, 

4, 
5, 
6 

7 



Friend street 

Sumner street, E.B. ..... 

Harrison avenue 

Dudley street . 

Fourth street ........ 

River street, Dor 

Meeting-house Hill 

Fort Hill square 

Main street, Charlestown . . . 

Centre street, W.R 

Washington, near Dover street, 

Fort Hill square 

Boylston, cor. Hereford street, 

Roslindale 

Bristol street ......... 



1,676 



8,923 
2,469 



2,430 
1,007 



See Engine-house 11. 
See Engine 3. 



See Engine-house 16. 
See Engine 17. 
See Engine Co. 25. 
Chemical 9 in this building. 
See Engine-house 28. 

See Engine-house 25. 

Eng. 33 in this building. 

See Chemical Engine 4. 

Occupied as a fire-alarm store- 
house. 



Fuel-house, Salem street, 417 feet of land. 
Repair-shop, corner of Albany and Bristol streets, 20,547 
feet. 



Fiee Department Report, xvii 



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned since May 
1, 1890, to January 1, 1891, is as follows : — 





Purchased. 


Condemned. 


Leading, Cotton, 


9,000 feet. 


3,850 feet. 


" Rubber, 


2,000 " 


1,200 « 


Chemical, Eubber, 


600 " 


250 " 


Suction, 


17 " 


121 " 


Total, 


51,617 feet. 


5,421 feet. 



Amount of hose in use and in storehouse Jan. 1, 1891 : — 

In use. In storehouse. 

Cotton, 52,154 feet. 7,400 feet. 

Rubber, 4,813 " 1,350 " 

Chemical, 4,521 " 650 " 

Suction, 891 " 104 " 
Hand, 2,865 » 

Total, 65,244 feet. 9,504 feet. 



XVIII 



Fire Department Report. 



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



«cpt. 1, 1829, to 

1830, 

1831, 

1832, 

1833, 

1834, 

" 1836, 

1837, 

1838, 

1839, 

1840, 

1841, 

1842, 

" 1843, 

1844, 

1845, 

" 1846, 

1847, 

" 1848, 

" 1819, 

" 1850, 

" 1851, 

" 1852, 

" 1853, 

" 1854, 

" 1855, 

1856, 

" 1857, 

" 1858, 

" 1859, 

1860, 

" 1861, 

" 1862, 

" 1863, 

" 1864, 

" 1865, 



August 31, 1830 . 
" 1831 

1832 . 
" 1833 . 
" 1831 . 
" 1835 . 

1837 . 

1838 . 
" 1839 . 

1840 . 
" 1841 . 
" 1842 . 
" 1843. 

1844 . 
" 1845 . 
" 1846 . 
" 1847 . 
" 1848 . 
" 1849 . 
" 1850 . 
" 1851 . 
" 1852 . 

1853 , 
" 1854 , 

1855 , 
" 1856 
" 1857 
" 1858 
" 1859 
" 1860 
" 1861 
" 1862 
" 1863 
" 1864 
" ' 1865 

1866 



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



Losses. 



$118,540 
23,620 
«8,195 
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 
172,973 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
402,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 

1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
681,554 



Insurance. 



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



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



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Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Sept. 1, 1886, to Dec. SI, 1866 . . 

Jan. 1, 1867, " 1867 . . 

" 1868, " 1868 . . 

" 1869, ■" 1869 . . 

" 1870, « 1870 . . 

" 1871, " 1871 . . 

" 1872, " 1872 . . 

" 1873, " 1873 . . 

" 1874, to April SO, 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 . . 

" 1888, " 1889 . . 

" 1889, " 1890 . . 

" 1890, Jan. 1891 . . 



Alarms 



64 
284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 
785 
827 
975 
962 



Losses. 



$408,560 
402,115 
401,106 
447,723 
855,571 
704,329 
1 1,516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

1,228,403 
541,272 
481,354 
516,000 
403,451 

1,260,490 

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

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

1,078,333 

4,746,869 
556,597 



Insurance. 



$383,700 

340,775 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,293,983 

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 

12,146,904 

16,023,952 

9,397,054 



Population. 



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



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged . 



250,750 



342,000 



362,000 



527 

435 

10 

82 



314 

28 

13 

100 



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in the above table. The amount of property destroyed can be set down at $75,000,000; the 
area, 65 acres; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick and stone, and 67 wood. 



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Table No. 5. 

Showing the Different Causes of Fires and Alarms, from 
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Alarms, accidental, automatic . 
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Ashes, hot, in wooden receptacle 
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" " fat or glue-pot 

Bonfires .... 

Boiler explosion 
Building fire with kerosene 
Chimneys, burning of soot in . 
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Fireworks .... 
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Euins rekindling 

Slacking of lime 

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The Firemen's Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, for the year ending Dec. 31, 
1890, submitted a statement showing the net proceeds of the 
ball given in its aid to be $15,064.50. Of the disburse- 
ments, $15,700.53 were on account of relief, $20,000 was 
invested in a City of Boston bond. 

The amount of money invested April 30, 1890, was 
$104,000. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert G. Fitch, 
John R. Murphy, 
George H. Innis, 

Fire Commissioners. 



APPENDIX. 



The following tables show the location of the several 
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MAY 1st, 1890, TO DECEMBER 31st, 1890. 



MAY. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-41 A.M. Box 139. 
No. 524 East Second st. Owned by Frank Jones Brewing Co. ; 
loss, $605; insurance, $112,500; occupied by Frank Jones Brewing 
Co., as brewery; loss, $3,658 ; insurance, $206,250 ; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, spontaneous combustion in painters 1 supplies. 

Thursday, 1st, 2-13 P.M. Box 313. 
Dorchester and Mt. Vernon sts. 

Remarks. — This fire was in a wagon load of furniture ; cause, un- 
known ; damage, $165 ; no insurance. 

Friday, 2d, 5-14 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 120 Tudor st. 

Remarks. — Friction of machinery in cotton-waste factory of R. 
Bishop & Co. ; no damage. 

Saturday, 3d, 5 A.M. Box 352. 
No. 58 Sandford st. Owned by J. Ripley & Son; loss, $812; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by J. Ripley & Son, as furniture factory; 
loss, $2,560; insurance, $1,900; originated on 2d floor; cause, un- 
known. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 70 Main st. Cause, smoke from furnace. 

Saturday, 3d, 0-14 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 165 Albany st. Owned by T. D. Baker; occupied by Peat 
Valve Co., as factory; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
Foundry st. Owned by So. Boston Iron Co. ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by So. Boston Iron Co., as pattern shop ; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 3d, 8.18 P.M. Box 462. 
No. 4 Lincoln st. Owned by H. W. Bragg ; loss, $67 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. D. Severance, as dwelling; loss, $103; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes igniting wood- 
work. 



12 Fire Department Report. 



Sunday, 4th, 1-12 P.M. Box 233. 
No. 21 Langdon st. Owned by D. F. Driscoll ; loss, $115 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by E. E. Wadsworth, as dwelling; loss, $138; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 4th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 49 River ST. Owned by Mrs. Perham ; insurance, $2,000 ; oc- 
cupied by Wm. Sheehan, as grocery ; insurance, $100 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Sunday, 4th, 8-04 P.M. Box 114. 
No. 205 West Third st. Owned by Henry Reise; occupied by 
Franz Richenberg, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $2,200 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 5th, 11-10 A.M. Box 634. 
No. 176 Border st. Owned by J. Robbins; loss, $247; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. F. Foote, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Tuesday, 6th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 791 Tremont st. Owned by Checkering & Co. ; loss, $16 ; in- 
surance, $150,000; occupied by Chickering & Co., as pianos; insur- 
ance, $115,000; originated on roof ; cause, electric wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-17 P.M. Box 126. 
No. 287 Athens st. Owned by Michael Haley ; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Edward Barry, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 6th, 11-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Water st. Owned by J. H. Carter; loss, $25; occupied by 
Learned & Co., as dining-room; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, electric wires igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 7th, 11-08 A.M. Box 839. 
Remarks. — Call for assistance from Watertown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-20 P.M. Box 34. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 8th, 3-56 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 92 Hudson st. Owned by Thomas Burns ; loss, $2 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by P. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated in 
basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 9th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 94 Cove st. Cause, rubbish on vacant lot set on fire by children. 

Friday, 9th, 3-40 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 39 Upton st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 9th, 9-30 P.M. Box 823. 
No. 208 Western ave. Owned by Augustus Russ; loss, $7; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by Mrs. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



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Friday, 9th, 11-17 P.M. Box 146. 
No. 817 East Sixth st. Owned by Boston Yacht Club; loss, 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Boston Yacht Club, as storage shed ; 
originated on wharf; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 0-51 A.M. Box 612. 
Jeffries st. Owned by G. II. Plummer heirs; loss, $1,500; 
occupied by Collins & Lee, as fish house ; loss, $700 ; occupied by 
Bardwell & Anderson, as table factory ; loss, $1,872 ; insurance, $6,000 ; 
occivpied b} r J. Gross, as storage; loss, $290; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on Plummer's wharf ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 11-09 A.M. Still. 
No. 383 Washington St. Cause, given by some unknown person, 
automatically. 

Saturday, 10th, 3-01, 3-02 P.M. Box 63 and 95. 
No. 33 Newbury st. Owned by Colburtson & Smith ; loss, $2,112 ; 
insurance, $27,000; unoccupied; originated on 3d floor; cause, care- 
less use of naphtha and candle. 

Sunday, 11th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Harvard st. Owned by D. C. Robbins ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by D. C. Robbins, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, defective fireplace. 

Sunday, 11th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Gray st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 12th, 7-05 P.M. Box 643. 
No. 214 Princeton st. Owned by Wm. Stanton; loss, $12; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by M. Lent, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 13th, 8-47 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 19 Fulton st. Owned by J. A. Browne; loss, $117; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by J. F. Hodge, as cork factory; loss, $60; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 14th, 6-38 A.M. Still. 

No. 149 Paris st. Owned by J. & H. Hankard; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. M. Cross, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 14th, 8-06 A.M. Box 534. 

Bourne st. Owned by Minot estate ; unoccupied stable; originated 
on the outside of building ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 14th, 11-58 A.M. Box 93. 

No. 76 West Dedham st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken 
for fire. 

Wednesday, 14th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 43 Monmouth st. Owned by A. E. Proctor; occupied by John 
Laskey, as dwelling ; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement ; cause, 
hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 



14 Fire Department Report. 



Wednesday, 14th, 7-17 P.M. Box 18. 
No. 71 Cornhill. Owned by E. Wheelwright; loss, $160; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by J. E. Wall, as easels; loss, $815; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by F. Hudon, as barber; loss, $25; insurance, $400 
occupied by H. M. Kunport. as jeweller; loss, $62; insurance, $1,200 
occupied by J. R. Hamra, as confectioner; loss, $32; insurance, $500 
occupied by G. W. D. Fern aid, as bell-hanger; loss, $19; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown 



Thursday, 15th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 105 West Fourth st. Owned by M. Mahoney; occupied by 
G. McHenry, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d flocr; cause, 
careless smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 15th, 4-47 P.M. Box 452. 
No. 43 Mystic st. Owned by Charles Cooper; occupied by Frank 
Hodgkins, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Friday, 16th, 6.25 A.M. Still. 
Ftjrbush COURT. Owned by Furbush & Co. ; occupied by Furbush 
& Co., as sausage factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
steam-pipes. 

Friday, 16th, 1-12 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 4 Sixth-st. alley. Owned by R. Bishop; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Wm. Welch et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated in basement; cause, set by children. 

Friday, 16th, 2-45 P.M. Box 319. 
No. 176 Norfolk ave. Owned by J. Whittaker; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by E. Cornell, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday , 17th, 2-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 55 Tremont st. Cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-36 A M. Box 325. 
Dorchester ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for tire. 

Saturday, 17th, 0-50 P.M. Box 37. 
Nos. 5 and 7 Custom-House st. Owned by Francis Thompson 
heirs ; loss, $180 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by W. L. Thompson, as 
chemists; loss, $50; insurance, $5,500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
overheated stove-pipe igniting wood- work. 

Saturday, 17th, 4-22 P.M. Box 843. 
No. 19 Lincoln st. Owned by James Green, loss, $6; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. McLaughlin, as dwelling; originated on i"oof; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 17th, 5-43 P.M. Box 365. 
Canterbury st. Owned by Morton heirs ; loss, $400 ; insurance, 
$400; occupied by P. McDonald, as barn; loss, $23U ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 15 



Saturday, 17th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Owned by Roberts heirs ; cause, sparks ignit- 
ing shavings in boiler-room. 

Sunday, 18th, 10-42 A.M. Box 343. 
Tenean st. Owned by W. G. Blanchard ; loss, $1-1; insurance, 
$900; occupied by J. Hayes, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
sparks from chimney-flue. 

Sunday, 18lh, 11-01 A.M. Box 365. 
Canterbury st. Cause, rekindling in ruins of Morton's barn. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-30 A.M. Box 421. 
No. 13 Chelsea st. Owned by E. B. Waters; occupied by J. 
McNulty, as saloon ; originated in basement ; cause, gas explosion. 

Sunday, 18lh, 10-48 A.M. Box 626. 
No. 169 Sumner st. Owned by F. J. Wehrle ; loss, $110 ; insurance, 
$1,040; occupied by F. J. Wehrle, as machinist; loss, $470; insurance, 
$1,795; originated on 3d floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 19th, 5 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 20 Norman st. Owned by Brown heirs; loss, $172; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by W. Johnson, as bird store ; loss, $50 ; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 20th, 10-09 A.M. Box 428. 
No. 1 Medford ST. Owned by J. J. O'Keefe ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. J. O'Keefe, as stable; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 20th, 3-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 1187 Tremont st. Cause, burning of kettle of meat on stove. 

Thursday, 22d, 9-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 Notre Dame st. Cause, burning of fat on stove. 

Thursday, 22d, 1-07 P.M. Box 518. 
No. 258 Chestnut ave. Cause, ignition of oily rags; no damage. 

Friday, 23d, 2-41 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 40 Sudbury st. Owned by Levi Bowles ; loss, $268 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by J. V. Waldron & Bros., as lanterns, etc.; loss, 
$482; insurance. $3,000; occupied by Braman & Co., as upholstery 
goods; loss, $190; insurance, $11,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
chemicals igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 23d, 8-53 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 141 Purchase st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 24th, 2-02 A.M. Still. 
No. 1849 Washington st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $200; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by S. Verney el als., as furnishing goods; 
loss, $50 ; insurance, $2,400 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 



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Saturday, 24th, 5-28 P.M. Box 43. 
Nos. 42 and 44 Bedford st. Owned by M. C. Ferris ; loss, $398 ; 
insurance, $12,000 ; occupied by Beiesmeister & Spicer et als., as shirts, 
etc.; loss, $3,757; insurance, $54,500; orignated on 2d floor; cause, 
unknown. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-01 P.M. Box 452. 

Cause, false alarm, given by boys. 

Monday, 26th, 7 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Morton ST. Owned by Robert Moore; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by M. Burbeck, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $600; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, smoking in bed. 

Monday, 26th, 7-57 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 23 Causeway st. Owned by Howard heirs. Occupied by J. 
Averill etals., as dwelling; loss, $13; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 27th, 0-35 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 224 North st. Cause, burning kettle of meat on stove. 

Tuesday, 27th, 8-11 P.M. Box 621. 
No. 113 Everett st. Owned by Mrs. Fitzpatrick ; loss, $8 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. Whalen, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 28th, 7-50 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 6 Cove pl. Owned by Old Colony R.R. ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
E. Mahoney, as dwelling ; loss, $6 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 28th, 8-07 P.M. Box 142. 
No. 83 Dove st. Owned by M. J. Collins ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by J. Seerillha, as dwelling; loss, $10 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, explosion of lighted kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 59 Dover st. Owned by A. Poor; occupied by C. H. Sawyer, 
as grocery ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $2,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Friday, 30th, 0.43 A.M. Box 323. 
No. 91 Commercial st. Owned by Mrs. O'Reiley ; loss, $15 ; occu- 
pied by Mrs. O'Reiley et als., as dwelling; loss, $10 ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Friday, 30th, 2.45 A.M. Box 71. 
No. 489 Tremont st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 30th, 1-14 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 159 D ST. Owned by C. McVey; loss, $5; occupied by 
C. C. McVey, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 



Appendix. 17 



Saturday, 31st, 7-17 A.M. Box 19. 
No. 156 Blackstone st. Owned by M. A. Cheever; loss, $80; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. A. Jencks & Co., as paper, twine, 
etc.; loss, $900; insurance, $6,000; originated in basement; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 31st, 2-10 P.M. Box 629. 
Boeder st. Owned by Atlantic Works ; insurance, $120,000 ; occu- 
pied by R. F. Keough, as shipwright; insurance, $1,200 ; originated on 
wharf; cause, sparks from tug-boat. 

Saturday, 31st, 8-50 P.M. SHU. 
No. 701 East Fourth st. Owned by J. C. Morehead ; loss, $49 ; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by C. E. Wasgatt, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated in basement ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



JUNE, 



Sunday, 1st, 8-29 A.M. Box 644. 
No. 198 Brooks st. Owned by Sarah J. Ford ; loss, $60 ; insurance, 
,500; occupied by A. Walker etals., as dwelling; loss, $90; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from chimney-flue. 



Sunday, 1st, 1-7 h P.M. Box 423. 
No. 89 Chelsea st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 2d, 8-45 A.M. Box 225. 
No. 86 Norfolk ave. Owned by Boston Oakum Co. ; occupied by 
Boston Oakum Co., as factory; originated on 3d floor; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

Monday, 2d, 10-0h A.M. Box 18. 
No. 61 Hanover st. Cause, ignition of glue-pot. No damage. 

Monday, 2d, 10-19 A.M. Box 629. 
No. 601 Border st. Owned by Atlantic Works ; cause, accidental 
auxiliary alarm. 

Monday, 2d, 12 M. Still. 
No. 163 Vernon st. Owned by Geo. Curtis; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by P. Kelley, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, unknown. 

Monday 2d, 4-31 P.M. Box 545. 
Caroline ave. Cause, burning rubbish ; needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 3d, 0-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Lombard ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
East st. Owned by Wm. Peard; loss, $:U; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Wm. Peard, as dwelling; loss, $67; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 



18 Fire Department Report. 



Wednesday, 4th, 1-55 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 442 Hanover st. Owned by Lydia E. Hutchings ; loss, $30; 
insurance, $4,500 ; occupied by M. Fratis, as dwelling ; loss, $143 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, candle igniting goods. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-33 P.M. Box 5. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-45 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 11 Pitts st. Owned b}^ Litchfield Bros. ; loss, $700 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by F. B. Stanton et als., as dwellings ; loss, $175 ; in- 
surance, $1,000 ; originated on 5th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood- 
work. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Meh an, together with Mrs. Tobin and child, were 
taken from the building by Hosemen Stevens and Adams of Engine No. 
4, and McManus, ol'H. and L. No. 1. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-04, P.M. Box 421. 
No. 26 City sq. Owned by S. P. Fuller; insurance, $7,500; occu- 
pied by H. A. Slade, as cigar-store; loss, $11; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-15 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 306 Hanover st. Owned by Sarah Bowker ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by H. Neiherseg, as dry goods; loss, $1,977; insurance, 
$11,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-56 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 2 Scott's court. Owned by John Armstrong; occupied by 
L. Cook, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-27 P.M. Box 417. 
No. 45 Chapman st. Owned by W. C. Williamson ; occupied by 
Mrs. Dooling, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, smoke mis- 
taken for fire. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 289 Dorchester st. Owned by John Luchini ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Emma Simonds, as fruit-stores ; loss, $7 ; insur- 
ance, $700 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, kerosene lamp igniting 
wood- work. 

Saturday, 7th, 2-22 P.M. Box 325. 
Fenton pl. Owned by Ashael Glover; loss, $5; insurance, $800; 
occupied by M. McDonough, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 44 Warren st. Owned by Jasper Stone ; occupied by G. Gil- 
bert, as dwelling; originated in basement ; cause, burning waste-paper 
in cellar. 

Sunday, 8th, 8-40 A.M. Box 121. 
First and Granite sts. Owned by Whittier Machine Co. ; loss, 
$11,836; insurance, $16,000; occupied by Whittier Machine Co., as 
iron foundry ; loss, $7,637 ; insurance, $9,500 ; originated in rear of 
foundry ; cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 19 



Sunday, 8th, 11 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 25 and 27 Sudbury St. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Sunday, 8th, 11-01 P.M. Box 96. 
No. 218 Columbus ave. Owned by Geo. H. Abbott; insurance, 
$56,000; occupied by J. E. Rogers, as dwelling; loss, $45; insurance, 
$600 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 9th, 8-08 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 71 Decatur st. Owned by J. A. Gale; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by John Vaughn, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 10th, 2-41 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 201 Albany st. Owned by E. Waters ; loss, $12 ; insurance, 
$4,500 ; occupied by Mrs. Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 340 Princeton st. Owned by M. Cunningham; loss, $6; in- 
surance, $750; occupied by P. Anderson, as dwelling; originated on 
outside of building ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-45 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 386 Hanover st. Owned by S. Pinkofsky ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by H. L. Lanagan, as fancy goods; loss, $109; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in 
window. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-54 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 212 Endicott st. Owned by B. Tolland heirs; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by N. H. Tolland, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, lighted pipe in coat pocket. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 Greenwich st. Owned by L. M. Savage; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Fred Clark, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 230 Rutherford ave. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-25 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 27 Medford st. Cause, needless alarm; overheated manure 
pile. 

Wednesday, Ulh, 9-39 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 63 Hampden st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-20 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 147 Court ST. Owned by H. Newdick ; occupied by C. A. White, 
as picture frames ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $500 ; originated in basement ; 
cause, oil lamp taking fire. 

Thursday, 12th, 6-48 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 13 Congress st. Owned by W. C. Belknap; occupied by various 
parties, as offices ; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of rubbish in 
ash barrel. 



20 Fire Department Eeport. 



Friday, 13th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 508 Medford st. Owned by Page & Littlefield; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Page & Littlefield, as planing-mill ; originated in 
boiler-room ; cause, sparks from boiler furnace. 

Friday, 13th, 6-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 24 Stillman st. Owned by B. Donagan ; loss, $2 ; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by M. Abrams, as dwelling ; insurance, $400 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, charcoal f urnace igniting wood- work. 

Friday, 13th, 0-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 69 Maverick sq. Owned by Joseph Martin; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $8,000 ; occupied by L. W. Chase, as dwelling ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 13th, 4-50 P.M. Box 633. 
Bremen st. Cause, bursting of carboy of acid in car No. 21,687. 

Friday, 13th, 10-55 P.M. Box 14. 
Battery wharf. Steamer " Anita," of Du-Bary line, lying at the 
wharf , was considerably damaged ; loss, $12,000; insurance, $15,000; 
caused by overheated galley stove. The fire extended to wharf prop- 
erty, damaging the buildings $221 ; insurance, $4,000. 

Saturday, 14th, 3 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 128 Harrison ave. Owned by W. A. Low; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. Cooper el als., as plumber, etc. ; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches and naphtha. 

Sunday, 15th, 0.50 A.M. Box 462. 
No. 261 Rutherford ave. Owned by Joseph Palmer ; loss, $1,300 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Joseph Palmer, as carriage springs ; 
loss, $1,274; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, un- 
known. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-35 A.M. Box 51. 

Nos. 83 and 85 High st. Owned by S. E. Wescott; loss, $4,021 ; in- 
surance, $29,329 ; occupied by S. Wescott & Son, as calf-skins ; loss, 
$12,9.35; insurance, $55,000; occupied by Pevear & Co., as calf-skins; 
loss, $36,326; insurance, $65,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, un- 
known. 

Monday, 16th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 
Arlington pe. Owned by P. Fitzgerald; loss, $15; insurance, 
$400; occupied by P. Fitzgerald, as dwelling; loss, $13; insurance, 
originated in partition; cause, mice and matches. 



Monday, 16th, 8-27 P.M. Box 432. 
No. 42 Sullivan st. Owned by M. J. Scannell ; loss, $2; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by M. J. Scannell, as dwelling; originated on the 
roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 16th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
Portkr, Paris, and Marion sts. Cause, bonfires set by boys in 
streets above named. 



Appendix. 21 



Monday, 16th, 9-57 P.M. Box 121. 
No. 36 Granite st. Owned by J. F. Ballister; loss, $10; occupied 
by W. A. Harmon & Co., as metal dealer; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, wood-work igniting' from flue. 

Tuesday, 17th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 2230 Washington st. Owned by C. P. Curtis trustees; loss, 
$20 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by Mary O. Cobb, as dwelling ; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, fire-crack ei*s. 

Tuesday, 17th, 5-45 P.M. Box 435. 
No. 40 Sackviixe st. Owned by Hannah Keegan ; loss, $31 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Hannah Keegan, as dwelling; loss, $5; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Peare-st. PL. Owned by Mary Fisher ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
occupied by H. P. Heath, as dwelling ; oiiginated on roof ; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 17th, 6-091 P.M. Box 43. 

No. 493 Washington st. Owned by Blake heirs ; loss, $445 ; in- 
surance, $60,000; occupied by I. Seamon, as tailor; loss, $2,115; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied hj A. M. Hardy, as artist; loss, $90; insur- 
ance, $6,400; occupied by H. Partridge et als., as storage; insurance, 
$56,850 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 17th, 6-31 P.M. Box 452. 
No. 45 Cook st. Owned by Ellen F. Sheehan ; loss, $2 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Ellen F. Sheehan, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-13 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Putnam st. Owned by P. O'Riordan; loss, $5; occupied by 
Mrs. Dean, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 64 Washington st. Owned by J. McNamara; loss, $3; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. Ellen Crowley, as dwelling; originated 
on roof; cause, fire- crackers. 

Wednesday, 18th, 5-13 P.M. Box 38. 
No. 183 Atlantic ave. Owned by M. Brimmer estate; loss, $3; 
occupied by R. Austin, as dining-saloon ; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, blowing out of tube in boiler. 

Wednesday, 18th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
Florence st. Owned by J. Blakemore ; occupied by J. Hosford, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-52 P.M. Box 313. 
Dorchester ave., near Pond st. Owned by Andrews heirs ; loss, 
$1,01)0 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by George Goodfellow, as barn; 
loss, $418; insurance, $1,600; occupied by C. P. Fl}*nn, as barn; loss, 
$125; occupied by C. H. Osborne, as barn; loss, $640; insurance, 
$1,150 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 



22 Fire Department Report. 



Friday, 20th, 8-25 A.M. Box 726. 
No. 390 Federal st. Owned by Boston Fire Bvick Co. ; occupied by 
T. Carroll & Co., as machinists ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless 
ignition of naphtha. 

Friday, 20th, 8-40 A.M. Box 16. 
No. 56 Chatham st. Owned by G. Murphy et als.; loss, $1,300; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by J. E. Lappen & Co., as wooden ware; 
loss, $4,450; insurance, $4,900; occupied by E. Shumway & Co., as 
produce ; loss, $200 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by G. Murphy, as 
produce; loss, $1,683; insurance, $15,000; occupied by E. Brewer 
et als.; loss, $22 ; insurance, $10,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
mice and matches. 

Friday, 20lh, 4-11 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 22 Devonshire st. Owned by Merchants National Bank ; occu- 
pied by F. S. Moseley, as office; loss, $10 ; cause, cigar thrown from 
window, on awning. 

Friday, 20th, 7-07 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 21 Hawkins st. Owned by Harvard College; loss, $75; occu- 
pied by Hall Carriage Co., as carriage shed; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, unknown. 

Friday, 20th, 9-56 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 136 Prince st. Owned by D. McLaughlin; occupied by M. 
Doherty, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp., 

Saturday, 21st, 8-44 A.M. Box 225. 
No. 86 Norfolk ave. Owned by Boston Oakum Co. ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by Boston Oakum Co., as factory ; loss, $400 ; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 3-29 A.M. Box 51. 
No. 456 Atlantic Ave. Owned by N. Estevez ; loss, $96 ; insur- 
ance, $700; occupied by J. S. Barretto, as dining-saloon ; loss, $25; 
insurance, $400; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 4-52 P.M. Boxes 83 and 215. 
Rear No. 821 Tremont st. Owned by West End Railroad; loss, 
$2,652; insurance, $23,000; occupied by West End Railroad, as stable, 
loss, $1,508; insurance, $12,000; originated in hay-loft; cause, un- 
known. 

Monday, 23d, 5 P.M. Still. 
Foundry st. Owned by So. Boston Iron Co. ; occupied by So. Bos- 
ton Iron Co., as foundry; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 

Monday, 23d, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 38 Cove st. Owned by Mary Maloney; occupied by Mary 
Maloney et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 23d, 8-46 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 5 North Margin st. Owned by J. M. Rubinovitz ; insurance, 
$4,300; occupied by J. M. Rubinovitz, as clothing; loss, $698 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, probably incendiary. 



Appendix. 23 



Monday, 23d, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 324 Silver st. Owned by Allen & Ellis ; loss, $5 ; occupied 
by C. W. Howard, as paint-shop; loss, $13; insurance, $400; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 
Boston st. Cause, set in rubbish by boys. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 So. Cedar st. Owned by James Anderson; loss, $40; in- 
surance, $4,000 ; occupied by E. Heiligensteen, as dwelling; loss, $2; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 4-03 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 23 Billerica st. Owned by Mary Downes; loss, $674; in- 
surance, $2,01)0 ; occupied by Mary Downes, as dwelling ; loss, $500 ; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 12 Ashland st. Owned by Wm. Miller; loss, $35; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Ramsey, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$5,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 26th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 114 Broadway. Owned by Chas. Bloomberg; occupied by T. 
Decourci, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 26th, 4.45 P.M. Still. 
Hall's court. Owned by Henry Hall ; loss, $5 ; occupied by Mr. 
Corbett, as storehouse ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, children and 
matches. 

Friday, 27th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
Furbush court. Owned by Furbush & Co. ; occupied by Furbush & 
Co., as smoke-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, heating-apparatus 
overheated ; needless. 

Friday, 27th, 2-09 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 450 Main st. Owned by Hunnewell heirs ; occupied by S. G. 
Stone, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, upsetting tar-kettle. 

Friday, 27th, 6-57 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 157 Kingston st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, trustee ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Ginsburg & Silvirman, as ladies' underwear; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 28th, 9-58 A.M. Still. 
Washington st. Owned by Taylor heirs ; occupied by John Mooney, 
as storage; originated on outside; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 0-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Cedar st. Owned by Charles Mills; loss, $10; occupied by 
Mrs. Brown, as dwelling; loss, %'6h\ originated on 2d floor; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Saturday, 28lh, 4-50 P.M. Still. 
Berkeley st. 

Remarks. — Spark from locomotive igniting bridge. 



24 Fire Department Report. 



Sunday, 29th, 6-20 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 286 Hanover st. Owned by N.Pinklestein; insurance, $4,500 ; 
occupied by N. Finklestein, as dwelling; loss, $71; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 5th floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-16 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 193 Dorchester ave. Owned by Ellen Devine ; loss, $3 ; in- 
surance, $500 ; occupied by M. OToole, as dwelling, etc. ; originated on 
roof ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-02 P.M. Box 115. 
Foundry st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting R.R. ties. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 180 Dover st. Owned by J. F. Logan; occupied by J. F. 
Logan, as liquors ; originated on awning over door ; cause, cigar thrown 
from window. 

Monday, 30th, 0-13 P.M. Box 417. 
B. & M. R.R. Yard. 

Remarks. — Sparks from locomotive ignited wagon-load of rags and 
waste owned by R. Bishop ; loss, $400 ; no insurance. 



JULY. 



Tuesday, 1st, 5-10 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 99 and 101 Broad st. Owned by Boardman heirs ; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by West & Jenney, as drugs, etc. ; insurance, 
$55,000; originated in basement; cause, ignition of phosphorus. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-31 A.M. Still. 
Gibbs COURT. Owned by Sewall heirs ; loss, $5 ; occupied by J. H. 
Wholley, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 5-37 P.M. Box 25. 
No. 12 Cypress st. Owned by H. Williams ; loss, $15 ; occupied by 
I. Bradshaw, as dwelling ; originated on outside of building ; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 2d, 6-59 P.M. Box 49. 
Chauncy and Bedford sts. Owned by C. L. Haley heirs ; loss, 
insurance, $111,500; occupied by J. H. Callaghan & Co., as 
cloaks; loss, $13,200; insurance, $15,892; occupied by E. Kramer et 
als., as fancy goods, etc. ; loss, $34; insurance, $185,751); originated on 
4th floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Remarks. — Engineman Patrick M. Crotty, of Engine No. 26, was 
seriously injured by being caught in his engine, and died at the Mas- 
sachusetts General Hospital the next day. 

Wednesday, 2d, 10-13, 10-26, 10-31, P.M. Box 15. 
Clinton Market. Owned by Clinton Market Co.; loss, $42,154; 
insurance, $97,000; occupied by G. F. Swift & Co., as provisions; loss, 
$7,528; insurance, $23,000; occupied by P. H. Wheeler, as provisions ; 
loss, $3,289; insurance, $7,000; occupied b} 7 J. T. Sanderson, as pro- 
visions; loss, $2,264; insurance, $9,000; occupied by C. E. Henden, as 



Appendix. 25 



provisions; loss, $720; insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. S. Hyde & 
Co., as butter, eggs, etc.; loss, $1,588; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
J. M. George & Co., as butter, eggs, etc.; loss, $1,300; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by G. P. Hammond & Co., as provisions ; loss, $1,359 ; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by C. P. Hunt & Co., as fish, etc. ; loss, 
$1,019; insurance, $2,200; occupied by D. W. Keyes & Co., as butter 
and cheese ; loss, $1,499 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by W. E. Brown, 
as butter and cheese; loss, $900; insurance, $1,500; occupied by W. 
N. Chamberlain, as dressed beef; loss, $1,521; insurance, $18,000; 
occupied by W. H. Munroe, as Munroe Meat Co. ; loss, $1,323 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Hammond & Co., as N. E. Beef Co.; loss, 
$1,359; insurance, $5,500; occupied by Armour & Co., as Chicago 
beef; loss, $2,227; insurance, $335,000; occupied by S. F. Woo'd- 
bridge & Co. et als., as Chicago beef; loss, $2,206; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on roof ; cause, electric-light wires. 

Wednesday, 2d, 11-01 P.M. Box 718. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-29 A.M. Still. 
No. 1059J Washington st. Owned by E. A. Hunting; loss, $150; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Wm. Wallace, as bakery ; loss, $225 ; 
insurance, $1,050; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective oven. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-17 P.M. Box 366. 
Blue Hill ave. Owned by J. E. E. Goward; loss, $116 ; insurance, 

$200 ; occupied by James Brown ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 75 Charles ST. Owned by D. Coolidge; loss, $70; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by D. Coolidge, as dwelling; loss, $55; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-26 P.M. Still. 
Decatur and London sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-40 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 41 Winter st. Owned by Dr. Reynolds heirs ; loss, $85 ; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by Madame Florence et als., as offices, etc. ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 3d, 10 P.M. Still. 
London st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 3d, 11-05 P.M. Still. 
D and Second sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Thursday, 3d, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 307 and 309 Federal st. Owned by S. Clough ; occupied by 
J. H. Litchfield et als., as grain, etc.; loss, $4; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mary Jane Dwyer was fatally burned, and died at the 
hospital. 



26 Fire Department Report. 



Friday, 4th, 0-52 A.M. Box 545. 
No. 33 Eliot st. Owned by Newsome estate; loss, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Newsome estate, as stable, ett . ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 4th, 0-52 A.M. Still. 
Lenox st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 4th, 1-45 A.M. Box 522. 
Forbes ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 4th, 1-48 A.M. Box 313. 
Dorchester and Crescent aves. Cause, bonfire in hollow tree set 
by boys. 

Friday, 4th, 2-07 A. M. Still. 
Bromley Park and Parker st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 4th, 2-44 A.M. Box 343. 
Tenean st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 4th, 3-02 A.M. Still. 
No. 10 Mitchell st. Owned by Patrick O'Brien ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $700 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incen- 
diarjr. 

Friday, 4th, 3-12 A.M. Box 465. 
No. 86 Cambridge st. Owned by Stearns heirs ; loss, $625 ; insur- 
ance, $100; occupied by A. Young, as stable; loss, $1,400; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by A. C. Meady, as stable ; loss, $206 ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by J. Mahoney, as stable ; loss, $305 ; insurance, 
$175 ; occupied by J. Ryder, as carpenter shop ; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Hose No. 1 of Somerville responded, but was not placed 
in service. 

Friday, 4th, 3-47 A.M. Box 814. 
Brighton ave. Owned by M. Downing; loss, $200; unoccupied 
stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 4th, 5-17 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 15 Swan ST. Owned by R. Bishop; loss, $150; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Connelly, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
4th floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Friday, 4th, 8-27 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Chelsea st. Owned by Ware estate ; occupied by C. G-. Ben- 
nett, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
works. 

Friday, 4th, 8-49 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 22 Waltiiam ST. Owned by R. F. Barry; loss, $328; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by E. B. Webb, as printing; loss, $900; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by H. E. Murphy, as laundry; loss, $155; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 27 



Friday, 4th, 9-37 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 9 Edinboro' ST. Owned by C. W. Duane ; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by E. Ross, as dwelling; loss, $7; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, fire-works thrown through window from the 
street. 

Friday, 4th, 11.59 P.M. Box 61. 
Rear 201 Warrenton st. Cause, fire-crackers igniting floor of 
wood-shed. 

Saturday, 5th, 0-23 A.M. Box 366. 
Cause, call for assistance from Milton. 

Saturday, 5th, 1-47 A.M. Box 219. 
No. 162 Ward st. Owned by E. Farrell ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$100; occupied by E. Farrell, as stable; loss, $114; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-49 A.M. Box 127. 
No. 178 West Eighth st. Owned by Barbara Kraft ; loss, $54 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Berlo & Stuper, as bakery; loss, $37 ; 
insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle 
of fat. 

Saturday, 5th, 6-54 P.M. Box 425. 
No. 23 Everett st. Owned by F. O'Neal; insurance, $900; occu- 
pied by Wm. Brown, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, care- 
less use of fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 5th, 7-56 P.M. Box 352. 
Dorchester ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Sunday, 6th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 92 Sumner st. Owned by L. F. Lambert; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by E. A. Brown, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 8th, 11-44 A.M. Still. 
No. 103 Staniford st. Cause, ignition of oil in kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 8th, 3-50 P.M. Box 432. 
No. 57 Russell st. Ow-ned by M. J. Enwright; loss, $5; occupied 
by S. Parsons, as dwelling; originated in out-building; cause, children 
and matches. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-55 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 110 Tremont st. Owned by F. R. Sears ; insurance, $207,945 ; 
occupied by H. W. Pierce et als., as studios; loss, $712; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

TJiursday, 1 Oth, 8-1 7 A.M. Box 51 3 . 
Nos. 43 to 47 Boylston ave. Owned by Mr. Jeffries ; loss, $400 ; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by D. Taylor, as dwelling; loss, $25; oc- 
cupied by Mrs Phillips, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; occupied by Charlotte 
Fitteman, as dwelling; loss, $100; occupied by J. II. Dernby, as dwell- 
ing; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 1-24 P.M. Box 711. 

No. 476 Albany st. Owned by Morse estate ; cause, sparks from 
chimney on roof. 



28 Fire Department Keport. 



Thursday, 10th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Lime st. Owned by W. H. Neal ; insurance, $3,000 ; occu- 
pied by J. M. Muldowney, as blacksmith; insurance, $500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 10th, 9-35 P.M. Box 631. 
Nos. 60 to 76 Border st. Atlantic Works; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Friday, 11th, 1-31 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 57 Salem st. Owned by Joseph Hams; loss, $84; insurance, 
$10,500; occupied by J. Richmond, as dry goods; loss, $1,817; insur- 
ance, $7,700; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 11th, 6-02 P.M. Box 417. 
No. 105 Rutherford ave. Owned by J. H. Hall estate ; occupied 
by D. Collins et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, smoke 
from stove mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 11th, 9-17 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 1 Scott's court. Owned by John Armstrong ; occupied by P. 
Dellant et als., as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 11th, 10-56 P.M. Box 139. 
Dorchester and First sts. Owned by N. E. Felt Roofing Co. ; oc- 
cupied by N. E. Felt Roofing Co., as storage ; originated in shed ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Saturday, 12th, 1-11 A.M. Box 217. 
Nos. 7 and 9 Bay View pl. Owned by T. Kinahan ; loss, $205 ; in- 
surance, $1,600 ; occupied by J. Kinahan et als., as dwelling ; loss, $100 ; 
originated on third floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 12th, 4-08 P.M. Box 421. 
Rear No. 42 Chelsea st. Owned by N. Tufts heirs ; loss, $5 ; in- 
surance, $2,800 ; occupied by J. Horahan, as dwelling; originated in 
wood-shed; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 6-54 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Bulpinch st. Owned by Mr. Green ; insurance, $5,000 ; oc- 
cupied by Mrs. Messer, as dwelling; loss, $41; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches thrown on cur- 
tain. 

Saturday, 12th, 8-59 P.M. Box 729. 
No. 14 Chapman pl. Owned by Loring heirs ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by T. Punchard, as painter; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 12th, 11-03 P.M. Still. 
Fipth-st. pl. Owned by E. H. Brainard heirs ; occupied by James 
White, as bottler; originated on outside of building; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-53 P.M. Box 131. 
No. 489 East Seventh st. Owned by Wm. F. Tufts ; loss, $15 ; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by Antone Hasson, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 



Appendix. 20 



Sunday, 13th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 28 Ottawa st. Owned by Richard Palmer; occupied by Richard 
Palmer, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, sparks from chim- 
ney igniting shavings. 

Monday, 14th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Champney ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion in manure pile. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 11 Oak Grove terrace. Owned by Mil lis estate; loss, $118: 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Oak Grove Farm Co., as boiler-room; 
insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated boiler 
igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 15th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Oak Grove terrace. Owned by Millis estate; loss. $17; 
insurance, $2,750; occupied by T. J. Crowley, as dwelling; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 15th, 2-25 P.M. Still. 
Wayland st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Tuesday, 15th, 7-02 P.M. Box 432. 
No. 36 Pearl st. Owned by Mrs. Woods ; occupied by Geo. A. 
Smith, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, explosion 
of kerosene stove. 

Wednesday, 16th, 3-28 A.M. Box 133. 
Burnham and Mercer sts. Owned by G. H. Waitt; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $700 ; occupied by C. C. Blaney, as metals, etc. ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, overheated chimney igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 16th, 3-10 P.M. Still. 
Townsend and Washington sts. Cause, brush fire set by boys. 

Wednesday, 16th, 4-25 P.M. Box 153. 
No. 875 East Second st. Cause, grass fire set by boj-s. 

Wednesday, 16th, 4-46 P.M. Box 528. 
Walk Hill st. 

Remarks. — Hay-stack owned by R. E. Cochrane; cause, unknown; 
damage, $50 ; no insurance. 

Wednesday, 16th, 6-30 P.M. Box 64. 
No. 9 Ohio st. Owned by W. B. Nichols; insurance, $2,700; occu- 
pied by Chas. Whipple et als., as dwelling; insurance, $3,150; origi- 
nated on the roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 16th, 6-55 P.M. Box 427. 
No. 123 Chelsea st. Owned by Sarah Dee; occupied by Mrs. C. 
Ryan et als., as dwelling; cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 17th, 1-21 A.M. Box 816. 
Lincoln st. Owned by Boston and Albany R.R. Co.; loss, $275; 
insurance, $275 ; occupied by B. & A. R.R., as repair-shop; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



80 Fire Department Report. 



Thursday, 17th, 7-41 A.M. Box 421. 
No. 10 Hudson st. Owned by Philip Brine ; occupied by P. Brine, 
as dwelling ; cause, needless alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 12 M. Still. 
Cottage st. Cause, unknown, fire in woodland. 

Thursday, 17th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 230 Rutherford AVE. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 5-57 P.M. Box 135. 
No. 616 East Eighth st. Owned by Flint & Locke; loss, $204; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by C. H. Burgess, as dwelling; loss, $80 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 17th, 9 P.M. Still. 
No. 344 Shawmut ave. Owned by N. J. Bradlee estate; loss, 
$10; insurance, $15,000; occupied by M. C. Stone, as dwelling; loss, 
$15 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 17th, 10-08 P.M. Box 114. 
No. 177 Bolton st. Owned by J. W. Brooks; occupied by J. W. 
Brooks, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. , 

Friday, 18th, 1-08 A.M. Box 214. 
No. 3 Nawn st. Owned by Owen Nawn; occupied by Michael 
Regan, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Friday, 18th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 
Cottage st. Cause, unknown, grass fire. 

Friday, 18th, 10-16 A.M. Box 214. 
No. 686 Shawmut ave. Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Friday, 18th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 162 West Fourth st. Owned by Maggie Flynn ; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary; no damage. 

Friday, 18th, 1-24 P.M. Box 837. 
North Beacon st. Cause, grass fire, unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 4-07 P.M. Box 532. 
Bourne ST. Cause, grass fire set by boys. 

Saturday, 19th, 6-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 28 Somerset st. Cause, incendiary fire ; no damage. 

Monday, 21st, 9-42 A.M. Box 129. 
No. 10 West Sixth st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 

Monday, 21st, 2-02\, P.M. Box 14. 

Lewis Wharf. Cause, sparks from steamer igniting planking on 
wharf ; needless alarm. 



Appendix. 31 



Monday, 21st, 6-15 P.M. Box 522. 
Rear No. 72 Wyman st. Owned by James McNeil ; loss, $50 ; 
occupied by James McNeil, as locker; loss, $175; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 10-34 P.M. Box 15. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 22d, 7-07 A.M. Box 218. 
No. 25 Warren st. Owned by J. A. Scott & Son; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by J. A. Scott & Son, as carriages ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on roof; cause, overheated smoke-pipe 
igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 22d, 3-46 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 7 Russell pl. Owned by P. B. Goodsell ; loss, $588 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Robert True, as dwelling; loss, $300; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 2 2d, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 51 East Springfield st. Owned by James Barker; loss, $10; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by G. A. Morrill, as dwelling; loss, $8 ; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 23d, 0-35 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 49 Cross ST. Owned by M. and S. Cohen ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
"",500; occupied by H. Weiner, as jeweller: loss, $180; insurance, 
originated on first floor: cause, supposed mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 10-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 287 Federal st. Owned by James Butler ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by James Butler, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 5th floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 8-30 A.M. Box 465. 
No. 13 Carter st. Owned by Mrs. P. Murphy ; occupied by Mrs. 
Willis et als., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimne}- burning. 

Friday, 25th, 4-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 7 Lancaster st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Friday, 25th, 5-46 A.M. Box 51. 
No. Ill Purchase st. Owned by J. M. Currier ; insurance, $20,000 ; 
occupied by Frank L. Young, as oil-store ; insurance, $8,000 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 25th, 8-14 A.M. Box 627. 
No. 69 Maverick sq. Owned by Joseph Martin ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
oocupied by L. W. Chase, as tenement; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, careless burning of rags in water-closet. 

Friday, 25th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 40 Sudbury st. Owned by Levi Boles; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by J. F. Waldron & Son, as lanterns ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, rras-jet io;nitin<r bench. 



32 Fire Department Report. 



Friday, 25th, 8-08 P.M. Box 634. 
No. 163 Liverpool st. Owned by W. C. Richards; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by G. M. Porter, as tinsmith; insurance, $3,500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from plumber's furnace. 

Sunday, 27th, 2-02 P.M. Still. 
No. 1131 Tremont st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Sunday, 27th, 3-1.9 P.M. Box 3. 
No. 31 Prince st. Owned by Italian Catholic Society ; loss, $17 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by L. Ciareiaro, as barber; loss, $5; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 27th, 6-17 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 634 Washington st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, trustee ; loss, 
$370; insurance. $75,000; occupied by C. H. McKenney & Co , as gas 
fixtures, etc.; loss. $1,600; insurance, $34,000; originated in base- 
ment; cause, electric wires. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-28 P.M. Still. 
No. 101 Water st. Owned by Mrs. Murphy; occupied by J. 
Murphy et als., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 28th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Ferdinand st. Owned by John Shea ; loss, $13 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by D. Adler, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $300; 
orginated on 1st floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 28th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 
Walnut st.-court. Owned by N. F. Safford ; occupied by Wm. 
Finney, as dwelling; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 28th, 11-05 A.M. Box 812. 
No. 59 Brookline st. Owned by Chas. Whitney ; occupied by John 
Gurney, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 29th, 8-07 P.M. Box 56. 
Rear No. 215 Kneeland st. Owned by B. Evans & Sons ; occupied 
by M. Kiley et als., as dwelling; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 29th, 9-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 478 Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen heirs; occupied by T. 
Vincent et als., as dwelling; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 486 Harrison ave. Cause, defective chimney ; no damage. 

TTiursday, 31st, 9-37 A.M. Box 23. 
No. 9 Norman st. Owned by R. Sullivan; loss, $60; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by B. Oehinesky, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overheated chimney. 

Thursday, 31st, 2-35 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 405 Chelsea st. Owned by Daniel P. Noonan ; loss, $12 ; 
insurance, $300 ; occupied by Daniel P. Noonan, as stable ; originated 
on first floor ; cause, children and matches. 



Appendix. 33 



Thursday, 31st, 4-39, 4-45 P.M. Box 37 and 46. 
Nos. 151 and 153 Milk st. Owned by Geo. O. Carpenter; loss, 
$8,488; insurance, $46,600; occupied by Carpenter, Morton, & Co., as 
paints and oils; loss, $10,376; insurance, $45,000; occupied by EL M. 
Mason, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $5,976; insurance, $14,000 ; occupied by 
C. T. Reynolds, as paints, etc.; loss, $75; insurance, $23,000; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of varnish. 

Thursday, 31st, 4-50 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 20 Billerica ST. Cause, boys setting fire to bed in alley-way. 

Thursday, 31st, 6-22 P.M. Box 68. 
Washington and Malden sts. Cause, Cathedral struck by light- 
ning. 

Thursday, 31st, 6-24 P.M. Box 616. 
Cause, mistake in counting Box 68, by Engine No. 9, and H. and 
L. No. 2. 



AUGUST. 



Friday, 1st, 8 P.M. Box 123. 
No. 57 Foundry st. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. ; loss, $334; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by South Boston Iron Co., as foundry; 
loss, $195; insurance, $3,000 ; originated in boiler-room; cause, over- 
heated boiler. 

Friday, 1st, 9-37 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 74 Hudson St. Owned by Evans & Toombs ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by R. A. McKenzie et als., as dwelling; insurance, $200 ; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 2d, 4-08 P.M. Box 87. 
Rear No. 581 Shawmqt ave. Owned by James Teevan ; loss, 
$215; insurance, $22,650; occupied by W. H. Jackson, as stable; loss, 
$200; insurance, $4,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 3-07 P.M. Box 56. 
Rear No. 343 Federal st. Needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 5th, 7 A.M. Box 84. 
No. 502 Beacon st. Owned by G. Bradford ; loss, $323; insurance, 
$100,000 ; occupied by F. W. Stevens, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $1,800; occupied by G. U. Crocker, as dwelling; loss, $40; in- 
surance, $1,500 ; originated on 6th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-09 A.M. Box 123. 
No. 57 Foundry st. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. ; loss, $300; 
occupied by South Boston Iron Co., as stable; loss, $300; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 11-16 A.M. Still. 
Tremont, near Whitney st. Cause, grass fire, unknown. 



34 Fire Department Eeport. 



Wednesday, 6th, 9-45 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 347 Hanover st. Owned by J. L. Scott; occupied by Stephen 
Christople, as barber; loss, $10; originated on awning over door; 
cause, cigar thrown from window. 

Thursday, 7th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 45 Hancock st. Owned by A. P. Wheelock ; occupied by 
A. H. Copley, as apothecary ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting netting. 

Thursday, 7th, 8-09 P.M. Box 321. 
No. 1114 Dorchester ave. Owned by W. J. Robinson; loss, $48; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by A. Tessier, as apothecary ; loss, $21 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 2-58 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 60 Cambridge st. 

Remarks. — Fire in lot of poles owned by the New England Telephone 
Co. Damage, $50 ; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 3-40 P.M. Box 53. 

HAYWARD PL. AND WASHINGTON ST. 

Remarks. — Explosion in man-hole of Boston Electric Light Co. in 
the street. 

Friday, 8th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Walker ave. Cause, burning old mattresses. in the yard. 

Friday, 8th, 9-27 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 35 Beach st. Owned by Mr. Joy ; occupied by A. C. Mac- 
Lennan, as restaurant ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat ; needless. 

Saturday, 9th, 1-47 A.M. Box 8. 
No. 141 Friend st. Owned by W. L. Shearer et als. ; occupied by 
Paine Furniture Co., as sample-room of furniture ; loss, $479 ; insurance, 
$66,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion of oily 
rags. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-37 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 9 Norman st. Owned by P. Sollomon; occupied by A. Jacobs 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, lamp igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 10th, 2-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 8 Bowdoin ST. Owned by J. H. Grout; loss, $125; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by Mrs. McGregor, as dwelling; loss, $90 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Monday, 11th, 10-13 A.M. Box 451. 
Nos. 146 and 148 Medford st. Owned by J. Lynch; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Wm. Flynn,as dwelling; cause, smoke from stove 
mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 11th, 5-15 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 442 Commercial st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 



Appendix. 35 



Tuesday, 12th, 2-26 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 744 Washington st. Owned by Fay heirs ; loss, $248 ; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by C. E. Osgood, as furniture; loss, $3,973; in- 
surance, $60,000 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, electric wires. 

Tuesday, 12th, 8-35 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 10 Crescent pl. Owned by C.H. Parker; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. Schelbram, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$700 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, exterminating bugs with kerosene, 
by firing it. 

Wednesday, 13th, 2-12 P.M. Box 461. 
No. 1 Sherman st. Owned by Osgood & Hart ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by John Lodley, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 13th, 6 P.M. Still. 
No. 228 Scmner ST. Owned by J. C. Foltz ; cause, bonfire set by 
children under doorsteps. 

Wednesday, 13th, 9-25 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 160 Merrimac st. Owned by W. Ratcheskey ; occupied by Uni- 
tarian Society, as reading-room ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 14th, 1-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 73 Federal st. Owned by J. Ritchie ; loss, $63 ; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by T. R. Marvin & Son, as printers ; loss, $57 ; in- 
surance, $12,000 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 14th, 3-06 P.M. Box 346. 
Patterson st. Owned by H. L. Pierce ; loss, $808 ; insurance, 
$900; occupied by J. H. Dunn, as dwelling; loss, $300; originated on 
1st floor; cause, supposed children and matches. 

Thursday, 14th, 9-16 P.M. Box 633. 
No. 71 Meridian st. Owned by Geo. Brown ; loss, $7 ; occupied by 
Geo. Brown, as tinsmith; originated on roof; cause, fire-works. 

Friday, 15th, 5-12 A.M. Box 85. 
No. 5 Paul st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 15th, 5-21 A.M. Box 259. 

Parker, near Centre st. 

Remarks. — A kettle of tar in yard of Owen Nawn boiled over, setting 
fire to some lumber and teams, doing $60 worth of damage ; no insur- 
ance. 

Friday, 15th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 800 Beacon ST. Cause, sparks from plumber's furnace igniting 
rubbish in yard. 

Saturday, 16th, 1-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Reims pl. Owned by Bates College ; loss, $10 ; cause, defec- 
tive chimney igniting wood-work. 



36 Fire Department Report. 



Saturday, 16th, 4-54 A.M. Box 83. 
No. 925 Tremont st. Owned by West End Railway ; loss, $285 ; in- 
surance, $25,000; occupied by B/R. Bearso, as restaurant; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden i*eceptacle. 

Saturday, 16th, 7-57 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 160 Merrimac ST. Owned by U. Ratcheskey ; loss, $95 ; insur- 
ance, $9,500; occupied by M. Belle, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 16th, 10-32 A.M. Box 452. 
No. 306 Medeord st. Owned by John Griffin ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
originated on outside of stable ; cause, unknown. 



Saturday, 16th, 8-10 P.M. Box 632. 

No. 88 Border st. 

Remarks. — Fire on board tow-boat " Samuel Little," owned by Cen- 
tral Wharf Tow Boat Co. ; caused by defective stove-pipe ; loss, $1,716 ; 
insurance, $3,500. 

Monday, 18th, 5-28 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 32 Adams st. Owned by Owen Lappen ; occupied by John 
Altsterlund, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown; 
needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 19th, 1-52 A.M. Box 648. 
Remarks. — Fire in engine-room of Glendon Company; caused by 
sparks from furnace ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 19th, 9-36 A.M. Box 513. 
Bismarck st. Owned by Boylston Brewing Co., insurance, $30,000 ; 
occupied by Boylston Brewing Co., as brewery; loss, $100; insurance, 
$50,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 19th, 10-02 A.M. Box 112. 
No. 79 West Fourth st. Owned by Williams estate; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Hannah Shea, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 19th, 6-10 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 29 Chapman st. Owned by Carrie M. Sawyer ; loss, $82 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by I. S. Cohen, as dwelling; loss, $722; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting 
clothing. 

Wednesday, 20th, 4-02 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 74 Albion st. Owned by W. H. Wescott; loss, $12; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by J. Ad lev, as dwelling; loss, $12 ; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday 21st, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 1188 Tremont st. Owned by S. J. B. Lent; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by James Garvey, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-45 P.M. Box 274. 
No. 14 Cherry st. Owned by Thomas Kearns ; occupied by Wro. 
Harper, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of kero- 
sene lamp. 



APrENDIX. 



Friday, 22d, 2-21 A.M. Box 35. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm given for burning of switch-box of West 
End R.R., ignited from electric wire. 

Saturday, 23d, 10-33 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 156 Merrimac st. Owned by A. Ratcheskey ; occupied by A. 
Wolfe, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of kerosene 
stove. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-17 P.M. Box 259. 
No. 070 Parker ST. Owned by Owen Nawn ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by E. McCabe, as dwelling ; loss, $8 ; originated in 
basement; cause, supposed children and matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 3-10 A.M. Box 436. 
No. 22 No. 'Mead st. Owned by A. H. Allen heirs; loss, $325; in- 
surance. $2,000; occupied by White and Dokerty, as dwelling; loss, 
$20 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 11-52 A.M. Box 6. 
No. 67 Brighton st. Owned by J. H. Walsh ; occupied by M. Syde- 
man, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of kero- 
sene stove. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-06 PM. Box 627. 
No. 13 Meridian st. Owned by J. McCarthy; loss, $90; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by P. W. Firth /as picture-frames; loss, $1,021); in- 
surance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-56 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 15 Meander st. Owned by N. Keenan ; occupied by John 
Caaffe, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, needless alarm. 

Monday, 25th, 10-22 A.M. Box 113. 
No. 89 Bolton st. Owned by Matthew Gallivan ; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Matthew Gallivan, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of gasoline lamp. 

Monday, 25th, 5-36 P.M. Box 374. 
Harvard st. Owned by Mrs. S. P. McNutt; loss, $36; insurance, 
$4,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of plumber's furnace. 

Tuesday, 26th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 40 Sterling st. Owned by Mrs. M. Lennon ; loss, $5 ; occupied 
by R. T. Lougee, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Thursday, 28th, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 77 Charles st. Owned by Sawyer estate; occupied by C. 
Louder, as dry goods ; cause, match thrown on awning. 

Thursday, 28lh, 11-43 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 8 Bell's court. Owned by Timothy O'Reilly ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Timothy O'Reilly, as dwelling; loss, $5; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed carelessness of smokers. 

Friday, 29th, 4-15 P.M. Box 134. 
Rear No. 134 Bowen st. Cause, boys setting fire to fence. 



38 Fire Department Keport. 



Saturday, 30th, 0-26 PM. Box 4. 
No. 216 Endicott st. Cause, searching -for leak in gas-pipe with 
lighted lamp. 

Saturday, 30th, 0-61 P.M. Box 462. 
No. 25 Lincoln st. Owned by Steele & Caldwell ; loss, $165 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by A. E. Farmer, as dwelling; loss, $20 ; 
occupied by Frank Tasker, as dwelling; loss, $11; insurance, $800; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, leak in gas-pipe in partition. 

Saturday, 30th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Dudley st. Owned by Samuel Little ; occupied by T. W. Davis, as 
apothecary; loss, $58; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 30th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 246 Washington st. Owned by Wm. McLaughlin; loss, $10; 
insurance, $200; occupied by Wm. McLaughlin, as stable; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 30th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Tremont ST. 

Remarks. — Car of West End R.R. took fire from motor wires, on 
Tremont street, near Scollay square; damage unknown. 

Saturday, 30lh, 9-13 P.M. Box 121. 
No. 7 Baldwin st. Owned by John Gookin ; loss, $20; insurance. 
$2,000 ; occupied by Martin Kearney, as dwelling ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 31st, 4-43 P.M. Box 128. 
No. 37 Ellehy st. Owned by Timothy J. Holland; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $1,250; occupied by Jacob Hartley, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, unknown. 



SEPTEMBER. 



Monday, 1st, 4-06h P.M. Box 454. 

No. 634 Main st. Owned by M. L. Nason ; insurance, $500; occu- 
pied by M. L. Nason, as dwelling; insurance, $300; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, filling gasoline stove while lighted. 

Remarks. — A little girl had one hand severely burned by the flame. 

Monday, 1st, 4-39 P.M. Box 321. 
Rear No. 1141 Dorchester ave. Owned by Peter Gavin ; loss, 
$1,892; insurance, $3,000; unoccupied dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Building, owned by I. H. Dunn, was damaged to the 
extent of $10. Insurance, $4,000. 

Tuesday, 2d, 1-33 P.M. Box 421. 
Rear No. 11 Bow st. Needless alarm ; hot ashes in barrel in yard. 



Appendix. 39 



Tuesday, 2d, 3-32 P.M. Box 137. 
No.' 200 Emerson st. Owned by M. Herman ; insurance, 
occupied by Sing Lee, as laundry ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, hot ashes from tobacco pipe. 

Tuesday, 2d, 4-10 P.M. Box 231. 
Bemarks. — This alarm was received on tappers, but was not given 
on the bells ; it was caused by a defect in fire-alarm circuit. 

Tuesday 2d, 5-37 P.M. Box 254. 
No. 940 Parker ST. Owned by Crocker heirs et als.; loss, $50; 
originated in wood-sheds ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 2d, 6-23 P.M. Still. 
Charles ST. Bemarks. — Ignition of car of West End Railroad 
from motor wires. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-55 A.M. Still. 
Walnut-st. court. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday 3d, 9-25 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 446 Shawmut ave. Cause, needless alarm ; soot in chimney 
burning. 

Wednesday, 3d, ll-38h P.M. Box 38. 
Long wharf. Cause, needless alarm ; steam escaping from boiler. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 300 Lamartine st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 4th, 0-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 127 Maverick st. Owned by C. H. Dillaway; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Wm. Fowler, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
in basement; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 4th, 10-22 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 33 Carver st. Owned by P. J. Nagle ; loss, $165 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by P. J. Nagle, as dwelling; loss, $70; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 5th, 0-01 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 59 Dover st. Owned by Rogers & Poor, agents; loss, $264; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by J. E. Caldwell, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 10-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 283 Dorchester st. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp ; no 
damage. 

Friday, 5th, 11-08 P.M. Box 13. 
Rear No. 168 North st. Owned by C. E. Robinson ; cause, rags 
on stove smouldering. Needless alarm. 

Saturday, 6th, 10-39 A.M. Still. 
No. 87 Bolton st. Owned by John Todd ; occupied by John Todd, 
as dwelling; loss, $25 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
ignition of kei'osene stove. 



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Saturday, 6th, 3-21 P.M. Box 516. 
Rear No. 3523 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Farrell ; occupied 
by Mrs. Farrell, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Sunday, 7th, 7-58 A.M. Box 356. 
No. 20 Brent st. Owned by L. T. Lynde; insurance, $2,200; 
occupied by L. T. Lynde, as dwelling; loss, $8; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Sunday, 7th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
Medford st. Owned by B. F. Wild & Co.; loss, $275; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by B. F. Wild & Co., as coal wharf; loss, $1,206; 
insurance, $7,000 ; originated in coal pile ; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Sunday, 7th, 7-07 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 39 Salutation st. Owned by W. E. Jackson, occupied by E. 
Mather, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 8th, 8-37 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 74 Boylston ST. Owned by N. C. Kepp heirs; loss, $782; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by G. B. Deferrari, as fruits; loss, $50; 
insurance, $1,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood- 
work. 

Monday, 8th, l-59h P.M. Box 127. 
No. 227 E st. Owned by Wm. A. Lowe; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Waggett, as dwelling; loss, $13; insurance, 
$600 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 9th, 5-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 45 Dorchester ave. Owned by O. C. R.R. Corporation; loss, 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by French & Co., as teamsters; loss, 
$25 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 9th, 0-40 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 14 Fekrin st. Owned by John Mongen; loss, $275 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by John Mongen, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 1-20 P.M. Box 816. 
Nos. 10 and 12 Hano st. Owned by Samuel Hano ; less, $410; in- 
surance, $3,500; occupied by A. H. Martin, as dwelling; loss, $16; 
insurance, $100; occupied by F. G. Parker, as dwelling; loss, $209; 
insurance, $800 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 9th, 10-17 P.M. Box 412. 
Nos. 216 and 218 Main st. Owned by N. Robbins heirs ; insurance, 
$3,800 ; occupied by F. A. Warner, as pork-store ; loss, $81 ; insurance, 
$2,800; originated in basement ; cause, spontaneous combustion, 

Thursday, 11th, 9-18 A.M. Still. 
No. 569 Washington st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 12th, 0-32 A.M. Still. 
B. & M. R.R. Freight House. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 



Appendix. 41 



Friday, 12th, 11-57 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 2 Prospect st. Cause, needless alarm ; smoke from stove. 

Friday, 12th, 5-48 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 12 Thorndike st. Cause, needless alarm; smoke from chimney. 

Saturday, 13th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Berkeley st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 14th, 11-54 P.M. Box 128. 
No. 10 Leeds st. Owned by Thomas J. Shaw; loss, $210; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Thomas J. Shaw, as dwelling; loss, $90; 
insurance, $1,250; occupied by W. F. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, 
$50 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of matches on floor. 

Monday, 15th, 7-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 261 Causeway st. Cause, back draught from chimney ; no fire. 

Tuesday, 16th, 7-09 A.M. Box 67. 
Nos. 791 and 793 Washington st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, 
$875; insurance, $44,965; occupied by Wm. Hatch & Co., as picture 
frames ; loss, $1,968 ; insurance, $6,500 ; occupied by A. Bamber et als., 
as tailor, etc. ; loss, $1,500; insurance, $6,400; originated in basement; 
cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 1-01 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 88 Brighton st. Owned by Jacob Bon ; loss, $Q6 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Jacob Bon, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 19th, 8-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 230 Rutherford ave. Cause, escape of steam ; no fire. 

Friday, 19th, 10-03 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 30 Axlen ST. Owned by Mrs. Furber; loss, $60; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by W. H. Emerson, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 20th, 7-35 A.M. Box 6. 
No. 149 Leverett st. Owned by J. F. Wilson; occupied by J. 
Dill worth et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes 
igniting barrel ; needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 23d, 1-10 A.M. Box 41. 
Nos. 22 and 24 Arch st. Owned by E. A. White, trustee; loss, 
$358 ; insurance, $35,000 ; occupied by L. W. Rogers et als., as electro- 
typers ; loss, $240; insurance, $14,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 23d, 3-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 92 Sumner st. Owned by L. F. Lambert; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by E. A. Brown, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 0-54 P.M. Box 454. 
No. 2 Fred st. Needless alarm; smoke from chimney. 



42 Fire Department Report. 



Tuesday, 23d, 7-43 P.M. Box 88. 
No. 24 Berwick park. Owned by N. Bornstein; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by N. Bornstein, as dwelling; loss, $350 ; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 23d, 9-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 291 Columbus ave. Owned by Horace Partridge; loss, $22; 
insurance, $11,500; occupied by T.J.Foley, as dwelling; loss, $70; 
insurance, $3,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting cur- 
tain. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-39 A.M, Box 7. 
No. 10 Auburn st. Owned by C. A. Yinal ; occupied by Mrs. Bal- 
lantyne, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless 
use of fire, fumigating bedding. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-41 A.M. Box 343. 
Taylor st. Owned by Mitis Wrought Iron Co. ; loss, $4,768 ; insur- 
ance, $4,200; occupied by Thomson-Houston Co., as foundry; loss, 
$1,538; insurance, $2,750 ; originated on the roof; cause, overheated 
smoke-stack. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-11 P.M. Box 424. 
False alarm ; given by C. W. Bailey. 

Thursday, 25th, 7-20 A.M. Box 364. 
No. 16 Tremlett st. Cause, accidental ignition of old rags ; need- 
less. 

Friday, 26th, 6-32 A.M. Box 341. 
Neponset ave. Owned by J. W. Ford; loss, $700; occupied by 
J. VV. Ford, as tar factory ; loss, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective still. 

Saturday, 27th, 8-35 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 6 Boylston PL. Owned by Mrs. E. Schlimper; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $7,000 ; occupied by L. E. McClure, as dwelling; loss, $2; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 27th, 10-46 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 97 Albany st. Owned by Sullivan Bros. ; loss, $4 ; insui'ance, 
$2,500; occupied by Geo. Goodwin, as dwelling; loss, $6; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 28th, 10-05 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 144 North st. Cause, rags in ash-barrel igniting; needless 
alarm. 

Sunday, 28th, 10-13 A.M. Box 421. 
Nos. 7 to 11 Water st. Owned by Flint & Hall; loss, $535; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by E. Porter, as furniture ; loss, $500 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by F. A. Foster, as carriages; loss, $100; 
occupied by J. D. Kobertson, as stair-builder; loss, $355; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Donovan & Allen Co., as tables; loss, $237; insur- 
ance, $150; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 43 



Sunday, 28th, 2-31 P.M. Still. 
No 41 Cottage st. Owned by M. McFall ; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. McFall, as dwelling; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on roof ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 28th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
Brighton st. Cause, no fire ; overheated chimney. 

Monday, 29th, 10-18 A.M. Box 521. 
No. 151 Gkeen st. Owned by Thomas Mayo ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by John Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, hot ashes from tobacco pipe. 

Monday, 29th, 11-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 99 Bkoad ST. Cause, ignition of waste on fire-escape. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-12 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 14 Decatur st. Owned by P. H. Carroll ; loss, $80 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by M. Dulinsky, as dwelling; loss, $125; insur- 
ance, $1,800; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-26 P.M. Box 369. 
No. 5 Shelburne st. Owned by Eunice E. McDonald ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Thomas Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



OCTOBER. 



Wednesday, 1st, 8-36 A.M. Box 451. 
Rear No. 44 Corey st. Cause, boys setting fire to old mattress in 
alley-way. 

Thursday, 2d, 4-01 A.M. Box 718. 
Young's Hotel, Court sq. Cause, woman lighting gas-jet with 
burning papter dropped the same on the floor, and becoming frightened 
pulled the alarm. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-32 A.M. Box 416. 
No. 34 Pleasant st. Cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — This fire was in an outbuilding, 4 X 10, used to store ashes, 
and only slight damage was done. 

Thursday, 2d, 5-42 P.M. Stilt. 
Rear No. 282 Sumner st. Owned by Ellen Murphy; loss, $12; 
insurance, $1,300; occupied by Mary Gillen, as dwelling; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, overheated chimney igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 2d, 7-44 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 414 Tremont st. Owned by Joseph Graham ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000 ; occupied by Bley & Richmond, as barbers; originated 
in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

Friday, 3d, 3-01 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 7 Wesley pe. Owned by Kailby heirs; loss, $30; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by A. M. Stubbs etals., as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor; cause, children and matches. 



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Friday, 3d, 7 P.M. Still. 
No. 341 Main st. Owned by Phipps heirs; occupied by J. O. 
Jones, as jeweller; loss, $2; insurance, $150; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of naphtha lamp. 

Saturday, 4th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 31 Sheafe st. Owned by M. Barron; loss, $2; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by L. Ostroff, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
4th floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 5th, 4-56 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 18 Boylston st. Owned by Young Men's Christian Union ; 
loss, $17; insurance, $85,000; occupied by Young Men's Christian 
Union, as gymnasium ; insurance, $5,000 ; originated in basement ; 
cause, electric wires igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-04 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 2 Market st. Owned by Thorndike heirs; occupied by M. 
Hayes, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of oil 
lamp. 

Monday,. 6th, 6.59 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 175 West Fifth st. Needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 7th, 4-59 A.M. Box 6. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday ,, 7th, 10-41 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 32 Lancaster st. Owned by O. A. Wentworth; insurance, 
$8,000 ; occupied by J. F. Keating, as planing-mill ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, ignition of stock in dry-room. 

Tuesday, 7th, 2-23 P M. Box 129. 
No. 326 Dorchester ave. Owned by Alger heirs; occupied by 
Wm. Lynch, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Tuesday, 7th, 4-44 P M. Box 71. 
No. 25 Albion st. Owned by M. W. Pitts; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by Mary Sanger, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
needless alarm ; children playing with lighted candle. 

Tuesday, 7th, 6.35 P.M. Box 215. 
No. Ill Hammond st. Owned by Joseph Millmore estate; loss, 
$202 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by several familes, as dwelling ; 
loss, $75; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 8th r 2.47 A.M. Box 637. 
Nos. 34 and 36 Princeton st. Owned by E. L. Choate ; loss, $763 ; 
insurance, $3,000; owned by C. A. Littlefield; loss, $148; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by E. L. Choate, as dwelling; loss, $155; insurance; 
$1,400; occupied by C. A. Littlefield, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 8th, 6 A.M. Box 93. 
No. 595 Tremont st. Owned by C. W. Roeth ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by Etta G. Wagg, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



Appendix. 45 



Friday, 10th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 551 to 561 Washington st. Owned by Chamberlin heirs : 
insurance, $60,000; occupied by Hall Bros., as hotel; insurance, 
$60,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, electric wires. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-02 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 22 Beach st. Owned by George B. Elliott, trustee ; loss, $35 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by George Doherty & Bros, et als., as 
liquor; loss, $51; insurance, $12,600 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
hot coals from furnace. 

Friday, 10th, 7-11 A.M. Box 49. 
Nos. 7 and 9 Chauncy st. Cause, escaping steam; needless alarm. 

Friday, 10th, 8-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 314 Hanover st. Owned by J. Lythgoe ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Max Kohn, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied, by T. J. Murphy, as dry goods ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 10th, 8-32 P.M. Box 127. 
Cottage st. Needless alarm ; explosion of lamp. 

Saturday, 11th, 2-23 A.M. Box 47. 
No. 404 Atlantic ave. Owned by L. Pickett & Co.; loss, $250; 
insurance, $3000; occupied by L. Pickett & Co., as canning factory; 
loss, $1,000; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks 
from tinsmith's furnace. 

Saturday, 11th, 5-17 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 31 Genesee st. Owned by M. S. Kellaher; loss, $31 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. McCarthy et als., as dwelling; loss, $12; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 7-59 P.M. Box 342. 
No. 25 Walnut st. Cause, needless alarm; smoke mistaken for 
fire. 

Tuesday, 14th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 
No 50 Marginal st., Chelsea, Mass. 

Remarks. — Chief Spencer requested the use of Chemical Engine No. 
7 to extinguish flames in tank of oil. 

Tuesday, 14th, 7-13 A.M. Box 631. 
North Ferry ave. Owned by city of Boston ; occupied by West 
End Railroad, as office; originated in ceiling; cause, stove-pipe igniting 
wood-work. 

Tuesday, 14th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 
No 29 Utica ST. Owned by A. D. Puffer; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Catherine Murphy, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Tuesday, 14th, 5-45 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 88 Hudson st. Owned by W. P. Bums; occupied by Mary 
Alton, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, defective chimney. 



46 Fire Department Report. 



Tuesday, 14th, 6-38 P.M. Box 871. 
Faneuil st. Owned by L. Adams; loss, $148; insurance, $19,979; 
occupied by L. Adams, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $6,306 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective fireplace. 

Tuesday, 14th, 9-27 P.M. Box 37. 

Nos. 15 to 18 India st. Owned by Thomas L. Smith ; loss, $525 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Marget and Cohen, as cigar factors 
loss, $900; insurance, $2,000; occupied by T. Gray & Co., as grocers 
loss, $2,500; insuranc, $26,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, un- 
known. 

Tuesday, 14th, 9-54 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 16 Portland st. Owned by H. N. Shepard ; loss, $800 ; insur- 
ance, $4,600; occupied by J. G. Munroe, as dining-room; loss, $193; 
insurance, $1,800; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Box 17 was given at 9.55 P.M. for this fire. 

Wednesday, 15th, 1-52 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 32 Lancaster st. Owned by O. A. Wentworth ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $8,000 ; occupied by J. F. Keating, as planing mill ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $400; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Thursday, 16th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
Cause, fire in rubbish on vacant land off Lambert avenue. 

Thursday, 16th, 8-54 P.M. Box 48. 
Federal st. 
Remarks. — Sjjarks on roof of N.Y. & N.E.R.R. depot; no damage. 

Thursday, 16th, 9 P.M. Box 135. 

Rear No. 512 East Ninth st. Owned by Boston Brush Manufac- 
turing Co. ; loss, $1,340: insurance, $2,000; occupied by Boston Brush 
Manufacturing Co., as factory; loss, $2,007; insurance, $3,200; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Box 131 was given at 9.05 P.M. for this fire. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-22 P.M. Box 135. 
Rear No. 512 East Ninth st. Cause, rekindling of previous fire. 

Friday, 17th, 4-07 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 134 Saratoga st. Owned by Edward Harkins ; occupied by 
Edward Harkins, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning ; needless 
alarm. 

Friday , 1 7th ,10-15 P.M. Box 62 . 

No. 52 Carver st. Owned by Kate Griffin; loss, $17 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Kate Griffin, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Saturday, 18th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 293 Columbus ave. Owned by Horace Partridge; loss, $35; 
insurance, $11,500; occupied by E. N. Page, as dwelling; loss, $98; 
insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting 
curtain. 



Appendix. 47 



Saturday, 18th, 10-25 P.M. Box 436. 
Rear No. 42 Quincy st. Owned by M. T. McGinness ; insurance. 
.$1,400; occupied by M. T. McGinness, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 19th. 0-07 A.M. Box 121. 
No. 136 A st. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 19th, 6-21 P.M. Box 37. 
No. 109 State st. Owned by Mrs. R. Saltonstall ; loss, $25 ; occu- 
pied by Western Union Telegraph, as office; loss, $100; insurance, 
$20,000; originated in tower on roof; cause, electric wires igniting 
wood- work. 

Sunday, 19th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 126 Milk st. Owned by Ellen Dana; occupied by Boston Can 
Co., as storeroom ; originated on 2d floor; cause, electric wires igniting 
telephone apparatus. 

Sunday, 19th, 11-30 P.M. Still. 
Centre, cor. Mt. Vernon sts. Cause, slacking of lime owned by 
E. J. McDowell ; damage, $20. 

Monday, 20th, 10-35 A.M. Box 453. 
No. 11 Beach st. Owned by A. W. Tufts; loss. $15; occupied by 
D. D. Pike, as stable, etc. ; loss. $5 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, cai'eless use of pipe in clothing. 

Monday, 20th, 11-18 P.M. Box 638. 
No. 380 Border st. 

Remarks. — Spontaneous combustion in coal-pile of Boston Tow Boat 
Co., on wharf; damage, $198; insurance, $7,000. 

Tuesday, 21st, 3-20 A.M. Box 221. 
No. 1238 Tremont st. Owned by M. Myerson; loss, $104; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by William Herbst, as bakery; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat on stove. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-26 A.M. Box 635. 
No. 29 Mokris ST. Owned by E. Winston; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John Green, as dwelling; loss, $12; insurance, $400; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 22d, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
Harrison ave. and Hunneman st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 24th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 
Off Huntington ave. 

Remarks. — Spontaneous combustion in coal-pile owned by the Old 
Colony R.R. Corporation. No damage claimed. 

Friday, 24th, 6-17 P.M. Box 35. 
Beacon and Tremont sts. 

Remarks. — Electric wires on outside of building, owned and occu- 
pied by Houghton & Dutton, igniting insulation. 



48 Fire Department Report. 



Saturday, 25th, 0-09 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 34 Emerald st. Owned by B. MeGinnis ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by P. Grodnor, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 25th, 6-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 Chestnut st. Owned by C. Husk ; occupied by Annie Marr, 
as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $700 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 26th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 190 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Whitwell Bros. ; loss, 
$200; insurance, $18,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, overheated furnace pipe. 

Sunday, 26th, 5-13 P.M. Box 42. 
No. 7 Park st. Owned by A. Lowell ; occupied by C. W. Spurr, as 
art store ; cause, smoke from furnace in basement. Needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 28th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Friend st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 28th, 9-52 A.M. Box 61. 
No. 69 Shawmut ave. Owned by M. P. Murphy; loss, $300; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by M. P. Murphy, as liquors; loss. $375; 
insurance, $3,000 ; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace 
igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 28th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 113 Beach st. Owned by A. A. Meyer ; loss. $16 ; occupied by 
Daniel Cotter, as provisions; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes 
igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 28th, 6-36 P.M. Box 521 . 

El.M ST. 

Remarks. — Load of hay owned by Thomas Leary set on fire by care- 
less smoking ; loss, $25 ; no insurance. 

Tuesday, 28th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 132 Broad st. Owned by Rowe's Wharf Corporation ; occupied 
by U. Norton, Jr., as sail-maker; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 28th, 8-55 P M. Box 256. 
Rear No. 251 Heath st. Owned by G. A. Nichols; loss, $300; 
insurance, $260; occupied by Thomas Green, as barn ; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 9-02 P.M. Box 17. 
Nos. 6 and 8 Salem st. Owned by J. Parker, estate; loss, $563 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by . I. Goldberg, as dwelling; loss, $200 
insurance, $-100; occupied by R. Solomon, as broker; loss, $325 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 



Appendix. 49 



Wednesday, 29th, 10-09 A.M. Box 655. 
No. 434 Chelsea ST. Owned by E. B. Gas Light Co. ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by E. B. Gas Light Co., as storeroom ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, defective lime kiln. 

Wednesday, 29th, 7-54 P.M. Box 341. 
Commercial Point. Owned by J. W. Ford; loss, $50; occupied by 
J. W. Ford, as tar factory ; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor: cause, 
ignition of gas ironi leak in still. 

Thursday, 30th, 6-48 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 218 North st. Owned by F. P. Massa; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by V. Farira, as fruits; originated in basement; 
cause, sparks from charcoal roaster. 

Thursday, 30th, 10-38 P.M. Box 92. 
Huntington ave. Owned by Mechanics Charitable Association ; 
loss, $5; insurance, $200,000; occupied by Mechanics Charitable Asso- 
ciation, as fair building; insurance, $15,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overheated range in kitchen. 

Friday, 31st, 8-12 P.M. Box 457. 
No. 35 Brighton st. Owned by N. H. Reed; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by B. F. Final, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
explosion of oil lamp. 

Friday, 31st, 9-54 P.M. Box 18. 
Nos. 125 to 129 Washington st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, 
$947 ; insurance, $42,500 : occupied by L. C. Chase, as horse goods ; loss, 
$1,071 ; insurance, $68,000 ; originated on 5th floor; cause, unknown. 



NOVEMBER. 



Saturday, 1st, 10-35 A.M. Box 16. 
No. 23 and 25 North st. Owned by Samuel Hammond estate; in- 
surance, $6,500; occupied by Chamberlain & Co., as provisions ; loss, 
$5; insm-ance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, ignition of gas 
from leak in pipe. 

Saturday, 1st, 3-35 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 120 Tudor ST. Owned by R. Bishop; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by R. Bishop & Co., as waste factory; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 1st, 8-30 P.M. Box 35. 
No. 74 Tremont st. Owned by Burn ham heirs; loss, $108; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by C. A. Waggatt, as tailor; loss, $80; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in 
oily rags. 

Saturday, 1st, 10-22 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 3 Hall place. Owned by Mrs. Stetson; occupied by M. 
McNamara, as dwelling ; originated on first floor ; cause, breaking ker- 
osene lamp. 



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Sunday, 2d, 0-05 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 44 Court st. Owned by Adams Express Co. ; loss, $233 ; in- 
surance, $90,000; occupied by Pinkerton Detective Agency, as offices; 
loss, $30; insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause,, careless 
use of lighted cigar. 

Sunday, 2d', 6-S5 P.M. Still. 
Norman st. Cause, bedding in street set on lire by boys-. 

Sunday, 2d, 8-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Short st. Owned by T. and J. Casey ; loss, $8 ; insurance-, 
$1,400; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $30; orig- 
inated on first floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp- 

Monday, 3d, 11-45 A.M. Box 56. 
No. 255 South st. Owned by Pintseh Gas Works; loss, $5; occu- 
pied by Pintseh Gas Works, as factory ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overflow of naphtha from tank. 

Monday, 3d, 5-36 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 1240 Tremomt st. Owned by Ryerson heirs ; loss, $140 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Win. H. Ross, as boots and shoes; loss. 
$527; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause,, breaking of 
kerosene lamp. 

Tuesdiy, 4th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Wall st. Owned by Mrs. Eaton; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Green, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 4th, 3-20 P M. Still 
No. 27 Sudbury st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 4th, 3-37 P.M. Box 632. 
No. 157 Border st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street; 
damage, $20. 

Tuesday, 4th, 5-02 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 12 Chapman st. Owned by Maud Denney; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Maud Denney, as dwelling; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $1,200; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 32 Billerica ST. Owned by H. Reynolds; occupied by D. 
Duffy, as dwelling; originated in woodshed; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-30 P.M. Box S3. 
No. 5 Northfield ST. Owned by J. C. Eldridge ; occupied by W. 
C. Fuller, as restaurant; originated on 1st floor; cause, towels igniting 
from stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 
Malden bridge. Owned by Amos Stone ; occupied by Cochran 
Chemical Co., as coal sheds; originated in coal pile; cause, spontane- 
ous combustion. 



Appendix. 51 



Wednesday, 5th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 123 Broadway. Owned by James Walker; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by C. Scanlan, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Wednesday, 5th, 10-39 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 13 and 15 Chardon st. Owned by Roberts heirs; loss, $10; 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by C. H. Cadieu, as cutlery; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Barbour & Stockwell, as machinists; loss, $50; 
insurance, $6,850 ; occupied by Globe Co.. as nickle platers ; loss, $190 ; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by E. Schoepflin, as picture frames; insur- 
ance, $3,750; originated in basement; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 84 Gold st. Owned by J. M. Curry ; occupied by P. Barden, as 
dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 5-55 A.M. Box 78. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 6th, 11-58 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 65 Lenox st. Owned by H. R. Reynolds; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Wm. McGinnis, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 6th, 1-24 P.M. Still. 
Off Quincy st. Cause, bonfire in brush and leaves, set by boys. 

Thursday, 6th, 7-18 P.M. Box 356. 

Learned and Norfolk sts. No. 2 Learned St., owned by J. F. 
French ; loss, $100 ; insurance, $600 ; Nos. 52 and 54 Norfolk st , 
owned by J. F. French; loss, $910; insurance, $4,000; No. 4 Learned 
st.. owned by Mr. Savage, agent; loss, $320; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Haddock Bros, as store-house ; loss, $255 ; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Hudson & Miller, as dwelling; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Kennedy & Hutchinson, as dwelling; loss, 
$175; insurance, $800; originated on 1st floor, No. 2 Learned St.; 
extended to three other buildings ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — Owing to accidents to apparatus, the building in which 
the fire originated was destroyed before water could be procured to ex- 
tinguish the flames. 

Friday, 7th, 3-08 A.M. Still. 
No. 1142 Tremont st. Owned by Wm. Seaver estate; loss, $20; 
insurance, $3,875; occupied by G. Kan, as liquors, etc.; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 7th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 308 Atlantic ave. Owned by F. Thayer et als., trustees; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by J. H. McGrady, as liquors; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, leak in gas- pipe. 

Friday, 7th, 5-15 P.M. Box 634. 
No. 211 London st. Owned by W. L. Sturtevant; occupied by 
P. Duffy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
stove igniting: shavings in wood-box. 



52 Fire Department Eeport. 



Friday, 7th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No 254 Hancock st. Owned by Robert Swan; loss, $4; insurance, 
$800 • occupied by Mary Connell et als., as dry goods ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, lamp igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 7th, 8-37 P.M. Still. 
Logan ST. Cause, bonfire in brush, set by boys. 

Saturday, 8th, 6-46 P.M. Box 44. 
No. 14 TO 20 High st. Owned by J. W. Fiske; loss, $815; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by Skinner & Co. el als., as leathers; loss, 
$5,530; insurance, $218,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated 
steam-pipes. 

Sunday, 9th, 2-31 P.M. Still. 
No. 31 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Joseph Sawyer; occupied 
by Joseph Sawyer, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday 9th, 2-32 P.M. Box 843. 
No. 245 Nokth Beacon st. Owned by B. Forbes heirs ; loss, $540 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by John Brogge, as dwelling: loss $20; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday 10th, 8-40 A.M. Box 854. 
No. 9 Winsiiip st. Owned by D. O'Connell; loss, $30; insurance, 
$.'i,0()0; occupied by Mrs. Barclay et als.. as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday 11th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 28 Pitts st. Owned by Brown heirs ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Sarah Webster, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday 11th, 2-32 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 17 Bowdoin ST. Owned by Dunbar heirs; occupied by J. G. 
Stewart, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, carelessness of 
plumbers igniting curtain. 

Wednesday 12th, 5-03 P.M. Still. 
No. 241 Fourth st. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday 12th, 5-36 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 160 Green st. Owned by J. P. Shaw; insui-ance $6,625; occu- 
pied by J. P. Redding et als., as provisions ; loss, $20; insurance, $700 ; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday 12th, 8-03 P.M. Still. 
No. 254 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. P. Squire; loss, $38; insur- 
ance, $o,000; occupied by B. G-irard, as dwelling; loss, $32; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday 13th, 1-35 P.M. Box 65. 
False alarm. 

Thursday 13th, 8-02 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 107 Salem ST. Owned by H. Karsover; insurance, $9,000; oc- 
cupied by S. Wittenburg, as dwelling; insurance, $300; originated on 
4th floor; cause, candle igniting curtain. 



Appendix. 53 

Thursday 13lh, 9-53 P.M. Box 42. 
Tkemont st. Cause, ignition of car of West End Road from motor. 

Friday 14th, 5-02 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 Merrimac ST. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $76 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by M. McHugh, as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday 14th, 8-39 P.M. Box 28. 

ISTos. 7 and 9 Fulton st. Owned by C. Allen Browne; loss, $260; 
insurance, $11,000; occupied by Bartlett & Lyman et als., as eggs, etc. ; 
loss, $320; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday 14th, 9-49 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 86 Beverly st. Owned by M. Gorman heirs; occupied by 
Royal Crown Co., as coffee-roasting; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
sparks from coffee-roaster. 

Saturday 15th, 2-52 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 18 Blackstone st. Owned by Mass. General Hospital ; insur- 
ance, $9,000 ; occupied by Fox, Fultz & Webster, as druggists' glass- 
ware ; loss, $145; insurance, $18,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
mice and matches. 

Sunday 16th, 4-55 P.M. Box 817. 
Cambridge st. Cause, incendiary fire in hay-stack, damage $25. 

Tuesday 18th, 8-55 A.M. Still. 

Huntington ave. Owned by Mass. Char. Mechanics Ass'n ; insur- 
ance $200,000; occupied by Mass. Char. Mechanics Ass'n., as fair 
building; loss, $150; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-stove igniting 
curtain. 

Tuesday 18th, 4-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 199 Broadway. Owned by Mrs. E. Fennelly; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Wm. Shankland, as dry goods ; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lighted matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 1-36 P.M. Box 817. 
Cambridge st. Cause, incendiary fire in hay-stack. 

Wednesday, 19th, 5-36 P.M. Box 32. 

N<>. 42 Grove st. Owned by James Viles ; occupied by Z. Clinton, 
as dwelling: originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 19th, 11-02 P.M. Box 4. 
No 86 Beverly st. Owned by M. Goimmn heirs ; insurance, $11,000 ; 
occupied by Royal Ci'own Co., as coffee-roaster; loss, $61; insurance, 
$2,41)0; originated on 5th floor; cause, sparks from coffee-roaster. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-08 A.M. Box 245. 
No. 60 Pynchon st. Owned by Roessle Brewing Co. ; occupied by 
Roessle Brewing Co., as brewery; cause, explosion of malt dust, 
" Needless. 11 

Thursday. 20th, 3-56 P.M. Box 213. 
False alarm given only on tappers. 



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Thursday, 20th, 4-43 P.M. Still. 
Minot place. Owned by Mrs. S. Riley; loss, $21; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Richard Wright, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, overheated stove igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

^ No. 307 C st. Owned by James Russell ; occupied by Russell Boiler 

Co., as boiler shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-35 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 85 State st. Owned by Wm. R. Lawrence; loss, $762; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by C. R. Bennett, as picture frames; loss, 
$3,200; insurance, $3,500; occupied by James M. Cohen, as cigar fac- 
tory; loss, $669; insurance, $7,000; originated on 5th floor f cause, 
unknown. 

Thursday. 20th, 10-12 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 86 Beverly st. Owned by M. Gorman heirs ; loss, $325 ; in- 
surance, $11,000; occupied by Royal Crown Co., as coffee- roasting; loss, 
$71; insurance, $1,700; occupied by Jean White, us printer; loss, 
$S50 ; insurance, $5,500 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, sparks from 
coffee-roaster. 

Friday, 21st. 6-21 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 157 Court st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; occupied by A. F. 
Landers, as dining saloon ; originated in basement; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Friday, 21st, 4-45 P.M. Box 521. 
Brookside ave. Cause, rubbish, set on fire by boys. 

Friday, 21st, 5-03 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 12 Lowell st. Owned by H. Pearlstein ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
o -cupied by P. Bornstein, as store; loss, $10; insurance, $700; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 21st, 6-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 568 Centre st. Cause, unknown, grass and brush fire. 

Friday, 21st, 7-28 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 16 Kiukland st. Owned by E. Rhodes; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by E. E. Wills, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance. 
$1,0')0; originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 21st, 9-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 360 Washington st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Friday, 21st, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
No. Ill Friend st. Owned by C. Wheeler, Agent; loss, $60; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by G. Landers, et als., as harness-maker; 
loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Friday, 21st, 11-09 P.M. Box 325. 
No. 1116 Dorchester ave. Owned by H. J. Godfrey; occupied by 
H. J. Godfrey, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



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Saturday, 22d, 8-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 278 Sumner st. Owned by Henry Kewer ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by B. B. Biscopo, as bakery ; originated in basement ; 
cause, rubbish on toj:> of bake oven igniting. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
Townsend ST. Cause, brush-fire, set by boys. 

Saturday , 2 2d, 3-2 7 P. M. Still . 
Foot of E st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-31 P.M. Box 18. 
No. 30 Exchange st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $32 ; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by L. Rubens, as clothing ; loss, $179 ; in- 
surance, $600; occupied by M. A. Whalan et als., awnings, etc. ; lo.-s, 
$22; insurance, $19,500; originated on 5th floor ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 10-38 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 167 Court st. Owned by Bay State Real Estate Co. ; loss, $219 ; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by W. 11. Dunbar, as tailor; loss, $4,000; 
insurance, $11,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 23d, 1-27 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 624 Shawmut ave. Owned by M. Freeman; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by J. Fraser, as shoe store; loss, $126; in- 
surance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 23d, 5-52 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 3 Botlston SQ. Owned by W. H. Fernekees; loss, $60; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by A. H. Clapp, as ice cream; loss, $72; insur- 
ance, $1,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from open grate. 

Sunday, 23d, 9-15 A M. Still. 
No. 38 Quincy st. Owned by Ellen Collins; occupied by Ellen Col- 
lins, as dwelling; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-10 P.M. Still. 
Savin st. Cause, bonfire in rubbish, set by boys. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-44 P.M. Box 426. 
No. 49 Main st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday 24th, 9-39\ A.M. Box 613. 

No. 251 Webster st. Owned by Henry Matthews ; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Henry Matthews, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 24th, 9-21 P.M. Box 245. 

No. 2 Elmwood st. Owned by T. Roessle; loss, $22; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. Gillispie, as physician; loss, $80; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 25th, 1-06 A.M. Still. 
Pearl-streei Wharf. Cause, supposed sparks from tow-boat 
igniting rubbish. 



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Tuesday, 25th, 6-04 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 61 Beach st. Owned by H. F. Spoffovd ; loss, $350; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Maiy Parker, as dwelling; loss, $159; insurance, 
$1,600; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of plumber's fur- 
nace. 

Remarks. — The fire extended to building No. 6 Tyler street owned 
by the Episcopal Mission ; damage slight. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Salem court. Owned by M.. Doherty; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by M. Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 25th, 8-18 P.M. Box 18. 
No. 11 Elm st. Owned by K. M. Motley; occupied by W. T. 
Schraff, as confectioner ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, boiling over of 
kettle of syrup. 

Tuesday, 25th, 9-04 P.M. Box 514. 
No. 16 Westminister ave. Owned by A. J. Dean; loss, $225; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by A. J. Dean, as stable; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 3-20 P.M. Still. 
Cause, call for assistance from Milton, Mass. 

Thursday, 27th, 11-12 A.M. Still. 
No. 31 Centre st. Owned by Karlf Horinzen ; occupied by Karlf 
Horinzen, as shed; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 4 P.M. Still. 
La Grange and Mt. Vernon sts. Cause, unknown ; brush fire. 

Thursday, 27th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 991 Harrison ave. Owned by Owen Nawn ; occupied by C. 
Star, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. 

Friday, 28th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Langdon ST. Owned by B. F. Bean; insurance, $2,500; oc- 
cupied by George Flynn, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 28th, 10-58 A.M. Box 133. 
No. 258 East Eighth st. Owned by Arthur O'Neil ; occupied by 
W. A. Ferguson, as painter; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Friday, 28th, 0-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Tremont row. Owned by P. C. Brooks ; occupied by Mass- 
achusetts Boot & Shoe Co., as store; originated on awning; cause, 
electric light wires. 

Friday, 28th, 1-54 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 235 and 237 Franklin st. Owned by H. B. Taylor; occupied 
by Bigelow, Dowse & Co., as hardware; cause, needless automatic 
alarm. 



Appendix. 57 



Friday, 28th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 
Northampton st. Cause, motor igniting electric car of West End 
road . 

Friday, 28th, 8-11 P.M. Box 528. 
Washington st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 

Saturday, 29th, 0-37 A.M. Box 367. 
No. 238 Norfolk st. Owned by H. G. Ufford ; loss, $374; insur- 
ance $8,000 ; occupied by A. A. Post, as dwelling ; loss, $350 ; insurance, 
$3,500; originated in basement; cause, ignition of rubbish from furnace 
pipe. 

Saturday, 29th, 1-16 A.M. Box 72. 
False alarm. 

Saturday, 29th, 9-21 A.M. Box 89. 
Blagden ST. Owned by Woodbury & Leighton ; occupied by Wood- 
bury &Leighton, as engine-room; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
igniting cotton waste. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-55 A.M. Still. 
Walnut st. Cause, brush, and grass, set by boys. 

Saturday, 29th, 11-44 A.M. Box 317. 
Norfolk ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys in old lumber. 

Saturday, 29th, 5-36 P.M. Still. 
Idaho st. Cause, fire in brush set by boys. 

Sunday, 30th, 4-56 P.M. Box 272. 
Harold st. Cause, set by boys in old lumber. 

Sunday, 30th, 10-25 P.M. Box 219. 
Huntington ave. Owned by A. A. Folsom ; loss, $150 ; occupied 
by M. Kilroy, et als., as stable; loss, $641; insurance, $1,050; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



DECEMBER. 



Monday, 1st, 8-22 A.M. Box 77. 
No. 589 Albany st. Owned by S. S. Rowe ; occupied by A. H. Bol- 
ton & Co., as lumber sheds; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Monday, 1st, 8-32 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Jeffries st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 1st, 8-36 P.M. Box 254. 
No. 168 Pynchon st. Cause, needless alarm, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Tuesday, 2d, 10-12 A.M. Box 95. 
No, 2 Newbury st. Owned by St. Botolph Club; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $35,000 ; occupied by St. Botolph Club, as club house ; insurance, 
$16,000; originated in basement; cause, furnace pipes igniting wood- 
work. 



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Tuesday, 2d, 10-45 A.M. Box 395. 
Walnut st. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $50 ; occupied by City 
of Boston, as schoolhouse ; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot-air pipe 
igniting flooring. 

Tuesday, 2d, 1-19 P.M. Box 274. 
No. 26 Cherry st. Owned by Thomas Conners ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by Thomas Conners, as dwelling; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, ignition of clothing from stove. 

Tuesday, 2d, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
Quincy ST. Cause, boys setting fire to rubbish in rear of house. 

Tuesday, 2d, 10-18 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 76 and 78 No. Margin ST. Owned by Patrick Bonner; lo-s, 
$16 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by Patrick Bonner, as stable ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 2d, 10-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 894 Harrison ave. Owned by P. J. Reardon ; loss, $15 ; insu- 
rance, $1,500; occupied by A. Moss, as junk shop; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Dorchester ave. Owned by F. B. Hayes estate; loss, 
$25; insurance, $1,51)0; occupied by H. G-. Jordan & Co., as coal 
office ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, wood-work igniting from flue to 
boiler. 

Thursday, 4th, 0-07 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied oy R. Bishop & Co., as waste factory; insurance, 
$o,000; No. 131 Tudor st. Owned by Adams Bros.; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by Adams Bros., as waste factory; insurance. 
$3,300; originated on 2d floor, No. 120; extended to No. 134; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 4th, 4-36 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 10 Fruit ST. Owned by D. Murphy; insurance, $1,400; oc- 
cupied by D. Murphy et als., as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Cross ST. Owned b) J. Hyman ; loss, $lo ; insurance, $6,000 ; 
occupied by R. Cohen, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 11-56 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 4 Quincy Market. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $20; oc- 
cupied by A. M. Aldrich & Co., as provisions; loss, $50; insurance, 
$800; originated in "basement ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Saturday, 6th, 1-03 A.M. Still. 
No. 99 Staniford st. Owned by F. A. Freeman ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by F. A. Freeman, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $200; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of match, igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 4th, 2-40 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 34 Kirkland ST. Owned by D. McLaughlin ; loss, $357 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J). McLaughlin et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$134; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



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Saturday, 6th, 3-45 A. M. Box 18. 
No. 19 Brattle sq. Owned by Cyrus Sargent; loss, 75; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John Robinson, as dining-rooms; loss, $75; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 6th, 4-50 A. M. Still. 
Condor & Meridian sts. Owned by John Burns ; loss, $3 ; occu- 
pied by John Burns, as store-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
supposed, sparks from pipe, careless smoking. 

Saturday, 6th, 10-52 P. M. Box 16. 
No. 16 Dock SQ. Owned by Milton heirs; insurance, $0,000 ; occu- 
pied by Blanchard & Farrar, as liquors ; loss, $50; insurance, $15,520 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-15 A. M. Still. 
No. 44 Green st. Owned by W. I. Bowditch, loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by A. A. Pike, as dwelling; loss, $31; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Sunday, 7th, 3-01 A. M. Box 537. 

Taet pl. Owned by Swanson & Murray; loss, $1,300; insurance 
$2,300; occupied by several parties as stable; loss, $2,100; insurance, 
$2,250; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — Nine horses were smothered in this fire. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-50 P. M. Still. 
Clifton st. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Monday, 8th, 11-21 A. M. Box 148. 
No. 305 Congress st. Owned by Boston Wharf Co. ; loss, $24; in- 
surance, $9,000 ; occupied by Atlas Warehouse Co., as office ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, leak in gas-pipe, ignited from lighted match. 

■Monday, 8th, 4-50 P. M. Still. 

No. 92A Pinckney ST. Owned by S. Williard ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by S. E. Peabody, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Peabody was severely burned while trying to extin- 
guish the flames. 

Tuesday, 9th, 10-39 A. M. Box 57. 
No. 224 Harrison avk. Owned by J. W. Edgerly ; loss, $323 ; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by N. A. Fall etals., as dwelling; loss, $185; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 11-14 A. M. Box 436. 
No. 2 Bellows rl. Owned by Mary Lynch ; loss, $29 ; insurance, 
$500; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 9-12 P. M. Box 729. 
School & Tremont sts. Owned by Harvey D. Parker heirs; 
insurance, $350,000; occupied by J. R- Whipple, Co., as hotel; insur- 
ance, $150,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated stove in 
laundry. 



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Wednesday, 10th, 10-58 A. M, Box 79. 
No. 315 Beacon st. Owned by E. A. Hill ; occupied by E. A. Hill, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning, needless. 

Wednesday, 10th, 8-18 P. M. Still. 
No. 1 Tremont Row. Owned by Homer estate ; loss $5 ; insur- 
ance, $34,250 ; occupied by J. C. Gilbert, as grocery ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 10th, 8-38 P. M. Box 52. 
No. 79 Summer st. Owned by Andrew Carney trustees; loss, 
$25; insurance, $25,000; occupied by G. H. Lovejoy, et als., as tailor, 
etc. ; insurance, $51,750; originated on 5th floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 11th, 10-23 A. M. Still. 
No. 2 Elliott sq. Owned by Samuel Little; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by Thomas Davis, as druggist; loss, $65; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of bottle furniture polish. 

Thursday, 11th, 11-19 P.M. Box 29. 
No. 72 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by Boston University ; insurance, 
$110,000; occupied by School of Theology, as school, etc.; insur- 
ance, $10,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 12th, 9-26 A.M. Box 2. 
No. 32 Hull ST. Owned by S. -J. Patterson; loss, $225; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by S. J. Patterson, as dwelling; loss, $105; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden re- 
ceptacle. 

Friday, 12th, 8-51 P.M. Box 28. 
Nos. 52 and 68 Blackstone st. Owned by Collamore estate ; loss, 
$100; insurance, $20,000; occupied by F. O. Squires, as provisions; 
loss, $44; insurance, $28,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric 
light wires. 

Saturday, 13th, 9-27 A.M. Still. 
No. 29 Troy st. Owned by Rice and Hutchings ; insurance, $20,- 
000 ; occupied by Rice and Hutchings, as shoe factory ; insurance, $40,- 
000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting spirits of turpen- 
tine. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-58 P.M. Box 414. 
B. and M. Freight Yard. Cause, supposed spark from pipe in 
potato car. 

Saturday, 13th, 7-27 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Bulfinch PL. Owned by Mary Anderson ; occupied by Mary 
Turner, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated fur- 
nace pipe. 

Saturday, 13th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
Neponset avenue. Cause, incendiary setting fire to hay-stack, 
damage $50. 

Sunday, 14th, 9-55 P.M. Box 427. 
No. 10 Arlington st. Owned by A. J. Mansfield ; loss, $24 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by Wm. Burnham, as dwelling; loss, $5; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 14th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Wexford st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 



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Sunday, 14th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 
Orient Heights. Cause, unknown, grass fire. 

Sunday, 14th, 6-34 P.M. Box 264. 
No. 237 Walnut ave. Owned by G. W. Gregory; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by G. W. Gregory, as dwelling; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting alcohol lamp. 

Sunday, 14th, 8-36 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 10 Nawn ST. Owned by Owen Nawn ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by H. McLaughlin, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 14th, 9-04 P.M. Box 633. 
No. 84 Bremen st. Owned by H. Stalker; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by A. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $7; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, loth, 11-31 A.M. Box 67. 
No. 30 Common st. Owned by E. M. Bigelow; loss, $35; insurance, 
$5000; occupied by L. Wiggan, as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, loth, 11-48 A.M. Box 249. 

No. 586 Parker st. Owned by E. Nathan; loss, $15; insurance. 
$1,000; occupied by G. H. Dyer, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, smoking in bed. 

Remarks James Simpson, a^ed 71 years (paralyzed), was burned 
to death before aid could reach him. 

Monday, 15th, 0-50 P.M. Still. 
Quinct ST. Cause, bonfire of leaves, set by boys. 

Monday, 15th, 5-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 to 94 Cross st. Owned by City of Boston; insurance, 
$2D.O00; occupied by Police Department as Station No. 1; loss, $50; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in paints, etc. 

Monday, 15th, 7-54 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 24 Hammond st. Owned by F. L. Fay estate; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by several families, as apartment hotel; insurance, 
$8,500; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 15th, 9-3 8 P.M. Still. 
No. 485 E. Broadway. Owned by James Devine ; loss, $10; in- 
urance, $5,000; occupied by James A. Kent, as dwelling; originated 
on roof of ell; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Monday, 15th, 9-51 P.M. Box 81. 
No. 204 W. Brookeine st. Owned by M. T. Upham ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $24,00(1; occupied by L. L. Payne, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 16th, 7-io A.M. Bix 441. 
No. 72 High st. Owned by T. Richardson; loss, $150; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by T. Richardson, as dwelling; loss. $50; insurance, 
$4,000; originated in basement; cause, sparks from furnace. 



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Tuesday, 16th, 8-06 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 37 Edinboro 1 st. Owned by Sarah Campbell ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Mulhall, as dwelling-; insurance, $700; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 17th, 9-48 P.M. Still. 
No. 1129 Washington st. Owned by Sanger & Mason, trustees ; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by Shepard &Co., et als, as pharmacists, 
etc.; insurance, $13,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, electric 
wires. 

Wednesday, 17th, 5-50 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 52 Commercial st. Owned by John Peck heirs; loss, $52; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Elwell Hanson & Co., as produce, etc. ; 
insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, steam mistaken for 
fire. 

Wednesday, 17th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 245 West Fifth st. Owned by B. B. Newhall ; loss, $105; 
insurance, $4,500 ; occupied by Joseph Lannon, as dwelling-; loss-, $2o ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 17th, 8-36 P.M. Box 465. 
B. & M. Railroad Yard. Cause, overheated stove in potato car; 
damage $50. 

Wednesday, 17th, 9-31 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 168 West Ninth st. Owned by C. Hickey; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-12 P.M. Box 263 
No. 50 Sheridan ave. Owned by J. F. French; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-25 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 35 and 37 Kingston st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, 
$1,539; insurance, $24,500 ; occupied by Shaw Bros. & Co., as shirts 
and pants; loss, $31,789 ; insurance, $43,500 ; occupied by T. O. Gard- 
ner, underwear; loss, $500; insurance, $15,000; occupied by A. 
Cohen, as clothing; loss, $450; insurance. $5000 ; occupied by S D. 
Prince, handkerchiefs; loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Charlestown st. Owned by R. Hollings heirs ; insurance, 
$4,500 ; occupied by L. Cohen & Co , as picture frames ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 19th, 6-09 P.M. Box 419. 
B. & M. Freight Yard. Cause, explosion of oil heater in potato 
car; damage, $30. 

Friday, 19th, 7-08 P M. Box 57. 
No. 58 Harvard st. Owned by John Quinn, Jr.; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by C. L. Randall, as dwelling; loss, $35; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, stove igniting bedding. 

Friday, 19th, 7-24 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 59 Barton st. Owned by W. fiood ; loss, $25; insurance. 
$1,000; occupied by Margaret Ryan, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor: cause, rats and matches. 



Appendix. 63 



Friday, 19th, 7-42 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 85 and 87 Bunker Hill st. Owned by J. C. Kidder; loss, 
$10 ; occupied by G. H. Bailey, as furniture ; insurance, $500 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 20th, 7-16 A.M. Still. 
No. 80 Charles st. Owned by TV. H. Allen ; loss, $63; insurance, 
$8,000 ; occupied by Marlboro 1 Club, as club-rooms ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, sjiarks from furnace. 

Saturday, 20th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 66 Broad st. Owned by S. J. Dunlop ; loss, $2; insurance. 
$5,000 ; occupied by F. L. Miller & Co , as extracts ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of tank. 

Saturday, 20th. 5-35 P.M. Still. 
B. c% M. Freight Yard. Cause, ignition of oil-heater in potato 
car ; damage, $15. 

Saturday, 20th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Doane ST. Owned by A. W. Benton ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by C. S. Egeston. as cigars, etc.; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $3,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of cigar in 
wooden spittoon. 

Sunday, 21st, 4-43 A.M. Still. 
No. 518 Washington st. Owned by Frothingham heirs ; insurance, 
$ >00,000 ; occupied by R. H. White & Co., as dry-goods; insurance, 
$400,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of waste paper in 
fire-proof vault. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-20 A.M. Still. 
Harold and Townsend sts. Owned by E. C. Harris ; insurance, 
$8,000 ; occupied by E. C. Harris, as dwelling ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated in basement; cause, gas explosion, leak in street main. 

Sunday, 21st, 2-27 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 18 Vine st. Owned by T. F. Welch; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by C. Coulter et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 21st, 4-36 P.M. Box 218. 
No. 2283 Washington st. Owned by A. Shuman ; loss, $80 ; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied hy F. A. Loveland, as dentist; loss, $335; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-03 P.M. Box 264. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-38 P.M. Box 98. 
No. 33 Wellington st. Owned by Micah Dyer; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by Mrs. Osborn, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 21st, 11-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 179 Court st. Owned by Fullem heirs ; cause, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 2 2d, 0-55 A.M. Box 264. 
False alarm. 



64 Fire Department Report. 

Monday, 22d, 2-56 A.M. Box 347. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 22d, 7-14 A.M. Box 631. 
No. 65 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Mfg. Co. ; cause, over- 
heated stovepipe ; needless alarm. 

Monday, 22d, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
Hyde Park ave. ; cause unknown; brush lire. 

Monday, 2 2d, 8-15 P.M. Box 319. 
No. 2 Clapp st. Block. Owned by Oliver Ames ; occupied by 
J. Manning, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion 
kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 22d, 9 P.M. Still. 
Howard st. Owned by Beard heirs; occupied by Rich and Harris, 
as theatre ; originated on stage ; cause, scenery taking fire from gas 
jet. 

Tuesday, 23d, 3-15 P.M. Still. 
Hyde Park ave. Cause unknown, brush fire. 

Tuesday, 23d, 4-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 208 C ST. Owned by J. K. Souther; loss, $52; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. Ormand, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-42 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 31 Medford ST. Owned by T. Butler; loss, $400; insurance, 

$-'>,000 ; occupied by B. Gibbons, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, 

$-',000; occupied by D. Kelley, as blacksmith; loss, $50; insurance, 

$800; occupied by M. Towle, as stable; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$1,060; originated on 1st floor, extended to adjoining buildings; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 8-39, 9-03 P.M. Box 635. 
Chelsea and Marion sts. Owned by New England Cooperage Co. ; 
loss, $2,492; insurance, $7,500; occupied by N. E. Cooperage Co., as 
cooper shops; loss, $9,014; insurance, $19,800; originated in dry- 
room; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 32 Oliver st. Owned by N. Whiting heirs; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by H. E. Swift MTg Co., as electricians; insurance, $9,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of wax. 

Wednesday, 24th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 31 Lincoln st. Owned by T. B. Morrill ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. A. Lehain, as dwelling; cause, children and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 24th, 0-45 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 11 Exchange st. Owned by Lee heirs; loss, $33; insurance, 
$60,000 ; occupied by several parties, as offices, etc. ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Wednesday, 24th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Fairview st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 



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Wednesday, 24th, 5-36 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Sudbury st. Cause unknown, automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-33, 7-50, 7-54 P.M. Box 69. 

Albany and Bristol sts. Owned by J. F. Paul; loss, $6,600; in- 
surance, $14,500; occupied by J. F. Mahoney, as wood-worker; loss, 
$90; insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. Ermhett, as wood-worker; 
loss, $17; insurance, $125; occupied by W. F. Ross, as wood-worker ; 
loss, $425; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. F. Paul & Co., as wood- 
workers; loss, $1,400; insurance, $1,400; occupied by Guild Piano 
Co., as pianos ; loss, $8,000; insurance, $8,000; occupied by Cole and 
Woodbury, as organs ; loss, $4,660 ; insurance, $6,500 ; occupied by J. 
F. Brown, as wood-worker ; loss, $75; insurance, $1,000; originated 
in basement; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — The body of James McGovern of South Boston was 
found in basement partially burned after the fire was extinguished. 

Wednesday, 24th, 8-32, 8-37, 8-52 P. M. Box 68. 

Wareham st. Owned by J. J. McNutt; loss, $25,000; insurance, 
$23,000 ; occupied by G. T. McLaughlin, as pianos ; loss, $75,000 ; in- 
surance, $48,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Lieut. Hart of C. Eng. No. 8 broke his arm at this fire, 
also Hoseman Cobb of Eng. No. 8 broke his ankle by falling from 
ladder. 

Wednesday, 24th, 8-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 104 Dartmouth st. Owned by H. Thompson; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. Thompson, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-11 P.M. Box 453. 

Forbush ct. Owned by Forbush heirs; loss, $1,277; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Forbush & Co., as sausage factory ; loss, $2,547 ; 
insurance, $2,863; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Box 463 was given for this fire at 10-16 P.M. 

Wednesday, 24th, 11-52 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 217 Hanover st. Owned by Charles Crane; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Mary Houghton, as dwelling; loss, $68; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, mice and matches, 
supposed. 

Thursday,. 25th, 3-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Billerica ST. Owned by N. F. Dever; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by W. Cronan, as dwelling; loss, $15; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of caudle. 

Thursday, 25th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
Moreland Place. Owned by J. Lyman ; occupied by J. Lyman, 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 25th, 7-54 P.M. Still. 
West Broadway. Owned by Sts. Peter and Paul's Society ; loss, 
$1,517 ; insurance, $50,000 ; occupied by Sts. Peter and Paul's Society, 
as church ; loss, $840; insurance, $5,000; originated on altar; cause, 
unknown. 

Thursday, 25th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 57 Prince st. Owned by David Flynn ; occupied by J. Gold- 
man, as junk shop ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, rats and matches, 
supposed. 



$6 Fire Department Report. 



Friday, 26th, 5-37 A.M. Box 248. 
Rogers ave. Owned by Old Colony R.R. ; loss, $3 ; occupied by 
Old Colony R.R. as tin shop; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Friday, 26th, 9-50 A.M. Still. 
Dorchester aye. and First st. Owned by Devine Bros. ; loss, 
$20; insurance, $L,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 26th, 2-41 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 24 Tennyson st. Owned by L. B. Schwarz ; loss, $14; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by A. Schlern, as dwelling; loss, $4; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, sparks from stove igniting curtain. 

Friday, 26th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 130 Dartmouth st. Owned by J. A. Jackson ; loss, $38 ; in- 
surance, $30,000 ; occupied by F. H. Clock et als, as dwelling; loss, 
$5; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Friday, 26th, 5-36 P.M. Box 369. 
No. 788 Dorchester ave. Owned by John Tufts; occupied by 
several families, as dwelling ; cause, sparks mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 26th, 7-39 P.M. Box 123. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 26th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 
Haymarket sq. Owned by Boston & Maine Railroad ; occupied by 
Boston & Maine Railroad, as depot; originated on roof; cause, electric 
wire igniting roof. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 1248 Tremont st. Owned by Ann Mahoney ; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by J. Flynn, as fancy goods ; loss, $225 ; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 1-03 A.M. Box 331. 
Payson ave. Owned by T. Payson estate, loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Robert S. Fitch, as stable; loss, $2,150; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 28th, 3-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 358 Dorchester ave. Owned by M. Dwyer ; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $700; occupied by M. Dwyer, as wheelwright ; insurance, 
$600; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 30th, 2-54 A.M. Box 513. 
No. 74 Spring Park ave. Owned by Peter Scheip ; occupied by 
John Clery, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated in basement; cause, 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 30th, 6-52, 6-59 A.M. Box 521. 
Nos. 173 and 175 Green St. Owned by Patrick Meehan; loss, 
$2,070; insurance, $8,500; No. 173 occupied by Empire Steam Laun- 
dry Co., as laundry; insurance 2,000; No. 175 occupied by Charles 
Goucheon as bakery; loss, $2,514; insurance, $1,000; originated in 
basement; cause, unknown. 



Appendix. 67 



Tuesday, 30th, 7-31. A.M. Box 315. 
No. 3 Howard ave. Owned by Charles Boultenhouse ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Charles Boultenhouse, as dwelling ; 
originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 30th, 3-04 P.M. Box 325. 
Dorchester ave. and Park st. Owned by West End Railroad Co. ; 
loss, $50 ; occupied by West End Railroad Co., as car office ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Tuesday, 30th, 6-26 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 154 North st. Owned by Charles Torrey, trustee ; loss, 
$448; insurance, $10,000; occupied by Alex. Hill, as upholsterer; 
loss, $5,000; insurance, $12,000; occupied by G. A. Wellman & Son, as 
furniture; loss, $500; insurance, $12,500; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 30th, 9-23 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 159 Bowen ST. Owned by J. & N. Berlo ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. McKeown, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Mary McKeown was seriously burned and removed 
to the hospital. 

Tuesday, 30th, 10-54 P.M. Box 367. 
Milton ave. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 30th, 11-53 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 26 North Market st. Owned by Wigglesworth heirs; loss, 
$556 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by H. N. Avery et als., as poultry, etc. ; 
loss, $100; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Jacobs Brothers et als., as 
stencils, etc. ; loss, $400 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by H. P. Holma, 
as sail-maker; loss, $300 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 31st, 6-30 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 1117 Tremont st. Owned by E. & G. G. Hook estate; loss, 
$55; insurance, $3,000; occupied by A. E. Baker, as dry goods ; loss, 
$150; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 31st, 6-55 P.M. Box 64. 
Nos. 968 and 970 Washington st. Owned by J. Ritchie, Jr. ; loss, 
$310; insurance, $10,000: occupied by Rosnosky & Green et als., as 
tailors, etc. ; loss, $2,307 ; insurance, $10,900; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 31st, 7-58 P.M. Box 426. 
No. 67 Winthrop ST. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 



68 



Fire Department Report. 



Estimated Value of Property Under Charge of the 
Board of Fire Commissioners. 



Apparatus. 



46 Steam Fire Engines 
13 Chemical Engines 
21 Ladder Trucks 
2 Water Towers 

1 Fire Boat . 
32 Coal Wagons 
49 Hose Wagons 
18 Salt Pungs 

9 Pungs 
17 District Chiefs' 

2 Supply Wagons 
1 Caravan 



195 Horses 
200 Harnesses 



Wagons 



$100,000 00 

17,000 00 

26,200 00 

8,100 00 

50,000 00 

6,400 00 

12,250 00 

450 00 

250 00 

2,375 00 

300 00 

200 00 



Horses, Etc. 

. $39,000 00 
10,000 00 



$223,525 00 



49,000 00 



Hose. 



74,000 feet 



20,000 00 



Furniture, Bedding, and House Supplies. 



20 Permanent Engine Cos. 
15 Call Engine Cos. 

9 Permanent Ladder Cos, 

7 Call Ladder Cos. 
10 Chemical Engine Cos. 

7 Hose Companies 

1 Fire Boat . 



$13,300 00 

7,875 00 

4,500 00 

2,800 00 

3,000 00 

2,100 00 

200 00 



33,775 00 



Fire Hats 

Badges and Devices 
Buttons . 
Fire-alarm Keys 



Fire Hats, Etc. 

$2,000 00 

1,609 50 

2,534 18 

500 00 



6,643 68 



Carried forward, 



$332,943 68 



Appendix. 69 

Brought forward, $332,943 68 

Apparatus Repair Sho_p. 

Machinery .... $8,000 00 
Stock and Store House supplies, 6,000 00 

Harness stock and supplies . 1,360 05 

Old material at shop . . 2,500 00 

17,860 05 



Headquarters. 
Store House supplies ..... 1,000 00 



Total $351,803 73 



Expenditures of the Fire Department from May 1, 1890, to .January 1, 1891. 



Salaries 

Repairs oi" apparatus 

Repairs of houses 

New hose 

Repairs of hose 

Fuel for engines and houses 

Gas 

Printing and stationery 

Furniture, hedding, etc 

Small supplies and equipments 

Horses purchased and exchanged 

Hay, grain, straw, etc 

Horse-hire, keeping, etc 

Washing 

Shoeing 

Harness and repairs 

Oils, etc 

Hats, badges, buttons, etc 

Ladders and repairs 

Tools, and machinery for shop 

New apparatus 

Extra service 

Water for houses and boat 

Contingencies 

Salting hydrants 

Pensions 

Damage to property 

Cambridge time 

Rental of telephones 

Fire-alarm equipments 

Water, Mild keeping in repair hydrant- and i 



Kquipineut . . . . 
Clock, East Boston 



Expenditures, 
I March™April, Mayi ' ' ,un0 ' ,; " ly ' August. September. October. N"\ her. December. January. 



$194,319 i 
13,278 ! 



4,062 : 
2,616 ! 



2,105 I 
4,160 ! 



#523 27 

66 83 

1,054 50 



1,159 15 
915 63 
384 13 
181 30 



H2.i 72 
138 74 
292 90 
603 39 
341 00 
41 62 
115 74 



$59,660 27 
3,633 50 



225 00 

1,464 75 

1 20 

14 00 



66 00 
486 60 
340 70 

70 11 

103 70 

166 39 

1,405 00 

1,213 SI 

73 86 
32s 26 
439 01 
151 76 

21 63 

49 10 
360 00 



161 60 

si 71 
4K 00 

55,1 r,s 
051 711 
152 84 
428 36 
217 35 
300 00 
1,676 90 
112 88 
500 98 
364 68 
02 26 
29 75 
267 02 



$48,840 28 

2.2IIS II 

236 94 

3,117 00 

52 50 

366 86 

632 82 

216 72 

275 70 

561 92 

1,800 00 

1,883 57 

20 22 

332 22 

5611 12 

203 57 

251 36 



$61,292 5n $49,659 
9,782 13 2,890 ; 

411 31 S3 ! 



Its till 

354 13 
262 5s 
271 80 
ion 58 
61 58 
l:t. 



$50,256 85 
2,020 51 

.till 86 
1,340 11 
165 00 
1,578 79 
S27 44 
217 35 
473 411 
594 03 



163,716 16 
2,984 94 

1 52 62 



$48,901 tut 
2,166 37 

295 43 



60 tm 
3,5116 70 
427 65 
1 1 I 46 
508 05 
43 17 
1,765 00 



1,291 111 


1,489 nt 


2,261 73 


1,749 11 


64 13 




85 17 


IS 115 


269 91 


311 17 


308 98 


145 : 


469 17 


563 04 


496 07 


569 29 


110 88 


311 25 


593 87 


852 29 


1 in :tli 


115 00 


122 S5 


1H5 'it; 


2112 '«, 


13 80 


1,356 20 


93 25 











380 00 

5 



175 1)0 

72 II 



3 66 64 90 

.... 412 00 245 00 

tli.7 51 65 73 101 84 



42 50 
5,800 OH 
t)24 On 



5il 102 00 266 45 



1,020 00 

291 09 

74,939 Hi 



3611 35 



$239,186 40 $84,610 37 $72.375 02 $58,95186 $64,109 44 $78,000 86 $61,226 72 $05,639 45 

6,270 00 7,0011 00 17.112s 'tit ,1,775 ml 2,5011 00 

200 00 I 



321 70 
300 ii5 



3,064 91 
32 10 
335 34 

77» is 

101 58 
'.12 42 
63 tm 

360 00 
10 92 

350 00 



943 S7 979 37 H7I 22 1,187 ss 1,022 77 1,035 66 

25 00 6 SO . 66 40 

400 00 

112 76 

711 31 1,484 44 577 31 



160,671 59 
6,965 00 



1625,1171 12 

11,11:111 58 

2,495 97 

7,306 79 

986 80 

13,989 76 

6,179 82 

2,110 95 

3,127 71 

2,337 36 

7,873 67 

llt.117 in 

618 73 

3,869 99 

6 7711 75 

3,660 04 

1,114 38 

2.4511 lit, 

774 50 

252 40 

14,995 00 

1,620 42 

1,464 75 

4,791 69 

14 00 

11,131 33 

166 01 

400 00 

1,132 76 

5,117 117 

74,939 in 

1870,495 07 

55,098 90 

200 00 



Expenditures of the Fire- Alarm Telegraph for 1890. 



I'.-hnt 



March. 



Salaries 

New construction . . 
Repair-shop work . . 
Printing and stationery 

Damages 

Cambridge observatory 
Contingencies .... 

East Boston clock . . 



$1,855 ml $1,000 9S 
236 B9 382 29 

197 RS 15 65 



82 70 3lli. 7S 

2,455 73 $2,6,65 70 



$4,418 5i, 


$8,229 51 


3,362 40 


3,981 58 


5 60 


219 13 


98 58 


175 23 


11 50 


21 08 



10 18 429 66 

7,934 76 $13,1156 19 

750 00 750 00 



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