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SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPOET 



Board of Fire Commissioners, 



IEAE ENDING APRIL 30, 1889. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 



No. 39 ARCH STREET. 



18 89 



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[Document 93 — 1889.] 



CITY OF 




BOSTON. 



SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOARD OP FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1889. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 
City Hall, Boston, May, 1889. 

To His Honor the Mayor and the City Council of the 
City of Boston : — 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the provisions of the 
City Ordinance the Board of Fire Commissioners herewith 
presents its Sixteenth Annual Report, containing a statement 
of the fires and their causes, the condition of the department, 
and expenditures for the year ending April 30, 1889. 

The Fire Eecord. 

Of the general fire-waste of the country for the year ending 
April 30, 1889, about $1,078,333 must be credited to the 
City of Boston. This includes the total loss on buildings 
and contents, except a portion of that caused by the fire in 
the Boston & Albany hay-sheds, in regard to which the figures 
have been approximated. There have been nine hundred and 
sixty-two alarms, besides twenty-three seconds, seven thirds, 
and two additional, called on account of fires for which other 
boxes had been pulled. Though the loss is somewhat heavier 
than for the previous year, it is nevertheless very light as 



ir City Document ISTo. 93. 

compared with the amount of combustible property requiring 
protection, and cannot help but be satisfactory to those most 
directly and deeply interested. There has been a number of 
considerable fires, but they have all been prevented from 
assuming the serious proportions that have been the ill- fortune 
of some other large cities. The constant demand for improved 
methods of heating, lighting, transit, and applying power 
generally for the growing wants of the public, involves the 
establishment of new conditions which are likely to prove 
obstructive in a greater or less degree to the highest effi- 
ciency of this department, and in estimating the value of the 
service the public should take this fact into account and make 
due allowance for it. 



Condition of the Department. 

A year's quiet work has made a very appreciable and 
gratifying improvement in the* general appearance and con- 
venience of the houses of the department. While the amount 
of money spent in accomplishing the result has not been large, 
it is safe to assert that never before in the history of the de- 
partment have the different company quarters been as credit- 
able to the city as they are to-day. Within the year the new 
engine-house at Brighton has been accepted and occupied by 
an engine company numbered 34. It practically doubles the 
protection afforded the Brighton District, and is called upon to 
cover, in cases of considerable emergency, within the city 
proper. The house at Roslindale, built for Chemical Engine 
4 and the new Ladder Company 16, has also been occupied, 
and is one of the finest buildings in finish and arrangement to 
be found in this or any other department. Steps have been 
taken toward the establishment of a new chemical engine 
company on Eustis street, Roxbury, and before the close of 
the present year the commissioners may have important 
recommendations to make regarding better protection to 
certain property in the down-town portion of the city. The 
question of a steady advancement of the department toward 
permanency is still held to be of the greatest importance. 
All the companies in South Boston, East Boston, Charlestown, 
and perhaps Roxbury, should be made permanent as soon as 
possible ; and while the commissioners do not wish to seem 
importunate, they ask your assistance and encouragement to 
this end. They have already ventured to place Ladder Com- 
panies 4, 5, and 12, Hose Companies 5, 7, 10, and 12, and 
Chemical 6 on a permanent basis, and feel that the department 
is materially strengthened thereby. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 

The Fire-Boat. 
Engine 31, the new fire-boat to succeed the "William M. 
Flanders," which' was promised a year ago, has been com- 
pleted. The commissioners have used the utmost endeavor 
of which they were capable to have her furnished with the 
latest and best appliances to secure power, speed, and rapid 
manoeuvring qualities. While it is yet too early to state 
with the utmost confidence what she can do in every emer- 
gency she may encounter, her several trials lead them to 
believe that their efforts have been successiul, and that the 
boat will prove a powerful and valuable acquisition to the 
city's means of protection against fires. Her power to 
throw water is probably as great, at least, as that of any 
floating engine in the world. 

The Drill-School. 

A feature of the service recently introduced is the Depart- 
ment Drill-School in the large yard of the repair-shop. A 
tower has been erected upon one of the shops and furnished 
with windows, making the whole equivalent to a five-story 
building. All recruits are drilled here for thirty days, by a 
very competent company commander, in all that belongs to 
the service outside of actual fire-fighting. They are exer- 
cised in the use of all kinds of ladders, including the Pom- 
pier, the coupling of hose, attachment to hydrants and 
engines, the jumping nets, etc. Their appointment depends 
upon their ability to pass through the drill in a satisfactory 
manner. In this way a correct estimate of their qualities 
and value can be much more speedily arrived at, and they 
can receive in thirty da}^s instruction in the duties required 
of them w T hich they would be many months acquiring in the 
old way. The school is likewise intended for the improve- 
ment of members of the department as well as of those who 
are seeking admission. 

Central Headquarters. 

The commissioners continue to hope that yo« will yet 
take favorable action upon the recent proposition to erect a 
fire-proof building in a central location for the accommoda- 
tion of the Fire-Alarm Department, and for department 
offices and apparatus. It can hardly be necessary to enlarge 
here upon the constant, great, and growing menace to the 
fire-alarm system on account of the combustible nature of its 
present quarters and the rapid increase of electrical systems 
throughout the city. The best time to guard against trouble 



iv City Document No. 93. 

is the present, instead of waiting until the mischief is done. 
The location originally suggested still seems to the commis- 
sioners the most economical and available*, but if a better 
one can be found and secured they will gladly accept it. 
The central fact which they wish to emphasize is, that the 
present situation is full of peril, and speedy relief is needed. 

Retirements and Pensions. 

An age limit for permanent men of the service has been 
established the past year. The commissioners have tixed it 
at sixty-two years, which seemed to them a conservative posi- 
tion to take upon a rather delicate question. This action 
retired two district chiefs, one captain, one lieutenant, one 
engineman, and three hosemen. These were all men who 
had performed faithful service for fifteen years or more in 
the department, and their names have been placed upon the 
pension roll. Some of them are still vigorous, and can render 
good service in some less exacting and hazardous calling-, but 
experience has demonstrated that it is not for the interest of 
the city or the men themselves that they should take danger- 
ous chances, and undergo the inevitable exposure and severe 
labor incident to this service in times of fire after the age 
designated. The pension list will be a slowly growing one 
each year on account of this action ; but the department will 
be rendered more efficient thereby, and the results in the 
long run must conduce to the interests of true economy as 
well as to humanity and justice. By making a fixed limit 
of age a condition of retirement from service there remains 
no chance for the exercise of favoritism, even should there be 
any disposition of that sort on the part of the responsible 
officials. 

Apparatus. 

But little apparatus has been purchased aside from the 
stock of hose and other things requiring regular annual re- 
plenishment. Several new hose wagons have been bought 
to continue the work of retiring the heavier and less con- 
venient hose carriages. Two more chemical engines have 
been introduced into the service, and no branch of the depart- 
ment pays better for the expense of maintenance than this. 
The department repair-shop has been able to keep the 
apparatus in general use in good condition, and also make 
over some of the relief engines for new service. No new 
ladder trucks have been secured, yet Boston has a splendid 
ladder service, especially in the city proper. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. v 



The Fire- Alarm. 

The work of the Fire- Alarm Department is shown in 
another portion of this report. Its greatest need now is a 
new and more secure location, to which reference has been 
made under another heading. The commissioners hope it will 
never be necessary to tell, in these reports or elsewhere, the 
story of its annihilation by reason of electrical contacts and 
combustible surroundings. 

Condition of the Force. 

The commissioners have only praise to express for the 
discipline and conduct of the department as a whole. Their 
instructions and commands have been carried out cheerfully, 
zealously, and efficiently by both the officers and men in 
their respective positions, and a gratifying spirit of harmony 
seems to everywhere prevail, without which discipline is 
impossible and the best results cannot be obtained. The 
commissioners wish to acknowledge, with grateful apprecia- 
tion, the loyal manner in which the department has seconded 
their efforts. 

The Police. 

On several occasions during the year the services of 
the police have deserved and received the special thanks of 
this department because of the promptness and efficiency 
with which that branch of the city's protective service has 
cooperated with this. The Lowell freight-sheds and the 
Boston & Albany hay-shed fires are conspicuous instances 
in point ; but many more might be cited. The relations 
between the two departments have been profitable and 
pleasant, as they always can and should be. 

The Protective Department. 

The Protective Department, the close and friendly ally of 
this, has told its own story so well and made so conspic- 
uously good a record during the year that its praises 
need no trumpeting here. The commissioners, however, 
take this opportunity to thankfully acknowledge many acts 
of courtesy from that department to this, and assistance 
rendered, when perhaps a purely technical interpretation 
of duty would not have exacted it. 



VI 



City Document No. 93. 



Organization. 

The organization of the department consists of a Board of 
three Fire Commissioners, a Chief of Department, a Super- 
intendent of Fire Alarms, 13 District Chiefs and other mem- 
bers, including telegraph operators and employes of repair 
shops, to the number not exceeding one thousand 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 G. 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. 

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

Salaries, $3,500 each. 

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

Chief of Department. 

Chief Engineer, Lewis P. Webber, Headquarters, City 
Hall. 

District Chiefs. 

John F. Egan, Headquarters, Engine-house 
John Bartlett, 



Lewis P. Abbott, 
Wm. T. Cheswell, 
John W. Regan, 
John A. Mullen, 
Patrick E. Keyes, 
Edwin H. Sawyer, 
Williston A. Gaylord, 
J. Foster Hewins, 



9. 

27. 

25. 

4. 

26. 

1. 

3. 

Hose-house 7. 

H. and L. house 4. 

Engine-house 18. 



Call District Chiefs. 

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

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

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



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



vii 



Clerks. 

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

A. Charles Scott. 



Force and P ay-Roll. 
As established by the Board. 



1 Chief of Department . 


. 


$3,500 per annum 


1 Assistant Chief and Inspector of 




Hose and Harnesses 


. 


2,400 


9 District Chiefs . 


. 


2,000 


3 District Chiefs, call . 


. 


400 


1 Superintendent of App 


aratus Re 




pairs 


. . 


2,000 


3 Clerks . 


v . 


. 1,500 


1 detailed man as Clerk, 


Apparatus 


> 


Repair-shop . 


. 


1,000 


1 Veterinary Surgeon . 


. 


1,800 


43 Captains . 


. 


1,600 


26 Lieutenants 


. 


1,400 


34 Engine-men 


. 


1,300 


34 Assistant Engine-men 


. 


1,200 


192 Men . . ' . 


. 


1,200 


32 " . 


. 


1,100 


22 " . . ... 


, 


. 1,000 


99 " . 


. 


250 


64 " . 


.' 


200 


51 " . 


9 


175 


41 Permanent Substitutes 


, 


900 


1 Chief's Driver . 


, , 


900 


19 Call Captains . 


. 


325 


1 Hostler 


, 


720 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 



1 Superintendent 

1 Assistant Superintendent 

1 Foreman of Construction 


$3,200 per annum 
2,000 
5.00 per day. 


3 Operators .... 
1 Repairer .... 
1 


1,600 per annum 
4.00 per day. 
3.75 " 


6 Repairers . 

3 Assistant Repairers 

1 Battery-man . 


3.25 
3.50 
75.00 per month. 



viii City Document No. 93. 

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

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

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

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

District 4. — All that part west of District 3, and north of 
a line 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. 

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

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



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



IX 



Assignment of Districts. 

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











Companies in District. 


District. 


Engineer in Command. 


Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook 

and 

Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 

2 
3 
4 
5 


Lewis P. Abbott . 
Wm. T. Cheswell . 

Patrick E. Key es . 
Edw. H. Sawyer . 
Williston A. Gaylon 
J. Foster Hewins . 


1 




5, *9, 11 

*27, 32 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23, 33 

13, 14, 29 

12, 17, 21, 24 

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


1 

2 
8 

3,6 
5 
4 


2 

9 

8, 14 

1 


6 
1,3,4 

8 


6 
7 
S 
9 
10 


5 
3, 13, 15 

11,12 

*4, 7 
6, 10 


10,12 
5 

*7 



* Headquarters of District Engineer. 

Horses. 

The number of horses in the department April 30, 1888, 
was 180; total number April 30, 1889, 189; 19 were 
purchased, 9 sold or exchanged, 1 died. During the 
four winter months extra horses were placed in service 
under agreement with the owners that such service 
should be without cost to the city other than the care and 
feed, the same as is given the regular horses of the de- 
partment. The horses have received inspection from the 
Hospital Surgeon, who has made weekly reports to the 
Board of their condition and treatment, both in quarters or 
at the hospital. 

The number of horses receiving treatment during the year 
was 156, resulting in 225 cases, of which 56 were received 
at the hospital stable, and the balauce were attended at the 
houses of their companies. Of the 225 cases treated 8 were 
incurable. 

Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city, May 1, was 
5,338. 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 : — 



x City Document No. 93. 

74 Lowry, 113 Post, 5 Boston, and 64 Boston Lowry. 
The amount paid by this department for water and 'the care 
and maintenance of hydrants was $77,985. 

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

During the past year 269 hydrants have been established 
and 137 abandoned, as follows*: — 





Established. 


Abandoned. 






a £ 




>> 


a 




d >, 




>> 


a 




6 

a 
<o 
u 




























S J* 


D 


£ 


to 




Sis 


to 


(* 




a 


— 




o o 














o 


o 








«J 


Ah 


i-l 


« 


H 


fQnl 


On 


i-l 


W 


En 


£ 




9 


37 


74 


1 


121 


2 








103 


105 


16 




1 


2 








3 











1 


1 


2 


East Boston ........ 


1 


4 








5 











1 


1 


4 




4 


17 


1 


1 


23 


3 


1 


1 


1 


6 


17 


Dorchester ........ 


17 


23 


9 


2 


51 


4 





8 


3 


15 


36 




20 


20 


2 


1 


43 


1 


1 





2 


4 


39 


Brighton ......... 


7 


10 








17 


2 








1 


3 


14 


Charlestown 


5 





1 





6 








2 





2 


4 




64 


113 


87 


5 


269 


12 


2 


11 


112 


137 


132 



Total Number of Hydrants, May 1, 1889. 



City Proper . . 

South Boston . 

East Boston . . 

Roxbnry . . . 

Dorchester . . 
West Roxbury 

Brighton . . . 

Deer Island . . 

Charlestown . 

Totals . . . . 



Boston 
Y. 



Boston 
Lowry. 



59 
17 
19 
37 
115 
124 
37 



180 
64 
56 
84 
174 
292 
184 
16 
43 

1,093 



Lowry. 



628 
188 
127 
653 
570 
113 
63 



2,523 



Boston. 



545 
282 
148 
118 
86 
56 
36 



1,284 



Total. 

1,412 
552 
350 
892 
945 
585 
320 
1.6 
266 

5,338 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



XI 





Reservoirs. 




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


• 




. 


95 
18 
13 
41 
11 
19 
38 
3 


Total . 








. 238 



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



Engine-Houses . 



No. 1, 

2. 
3. 
4. 



9 , 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15 . 
16. 
17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 



Location. 



Dorchester street 



Cor. of O and Fourth streets 
Bristol st. and Harrison ave 
Bulfinch street . . 



j Marion street, E.B. 



East street .... 

Salem street . . . 

Paris street, E.B. 

River street . . . 

Sumner street, E.B. 

Dudley street . . . 

Cabot street . . . 

Centre street .... 

Dorchester avenue , 

River st., Dorchester Dist. 

Meeting-house Hill, Dorches 

ter Dist 

Harvard street, Dor. Dist. 

Norfolk street, " 

Walnut street, " 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



4,000 
4,000 
6,098 

1,647 



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



10,225 
7,683 
9,000 



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



Ladder No. 3 in this building. 

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



Remodelled, 1870. Ladder No. 2 

in this building. 
Formerly occupied by Ladder 

No. 4. 
Remodelled, 1870. 



Ladder No. 6 in this building. 



Old Engine-house on this lot. 



XII 



City Document No. 93. 



Engine-houses. — Concluded. 



No. 21. 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29 , 
30. 
32, 
33 



Location. 



Boston street, Dor. Dist. . . . 

Dartmouth street 

Northampton street 

Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 

Fort Hill square 

Mason street 

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

Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 
District . . 

Mt. Vernon street, West Rox- 
bury Dist 

Bunker Hill street 



Cor. Boylston and Hereford sts. 
Church street 



Western ave., Brighton . . . . 
Cor. Longwood and Brookline 

avenues 

Poplar st., cor. Washington, 

West Roxbury ....... 



Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 

Harvard ave., near Cambridge 
street, Brighton Dist 

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

Saratoga and Byron streets . . 

B street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



9,355 
4,463 
3,445 
4,186 
4,175 
6,385 
2,600 
10,377 

14,356 

16,275 
8,000 

5,646 

3,412 



5,400 
14,729 



3,848 
6,112 



1,682 
10,000 



1.S04 



Remarks. 



Ladder No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 
this building. 



Ladder No. 10 in this building. 

Ladder No. 11 in this building. 

Built, 1883-84. 

Ladder No. 15 in this building. 

Wardroom No. 11 in this build'g. 
Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 2. 

Chemical Eng. No. 3. 

Chemical Eng. No. 4. 
Ladder Co. 16 in 
this building. 

Chemical Eng. No. 5. 

Chemical Eng. No. 6. 

Chemical Eng. No. 7. 
Chemical Eng. No. 8. 



Hose-houses. 



Location. 



Jo. 2 . . . 


Main street, Charlestown Dist., 


3. . . 




4. . . 




5. . . 




6. . . 




7. . . 




8. . . 




10. . . 




12. . . 





No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


1,592 


Changed to coal depot, 1884. 


5,230 


Armory in building. 


5,668 




889 




1,346 




4,350 
3,918 


Ladder No. 12 and Department 
Hospital in this building. 


1,610 




3,101 


Remodelled, 1870. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xiii 



Hook-and-Ladder Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No 1 . . . 




1,676 
3,923 
2,469 

2,430 
1,007 




4. . . 

5 . . . 

7. . . 

9 . . . 
13. . . 
15. . . 
16 . . . 


Main street, Charlestown . . . 
Washington, near Dover street, 
Boylston, cor. Hereford street, 


Hose No. 1 in this building. 
Eng. 33 in this building. 






700 


Occupied as a storehouse. 

Occupied as a fire-alarm store- 
house. 













Fuel-bouse, Salem street, 417 feet of land. 
Repair-shop, corner of Albany and Bristol streets, 20,547 
feet, upon wbicb a new repair-shop has been erected. 



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned for the year 
ending April 30, 1889, is as follows : — 





Purchased. 


Condemned. 


Leading Cotton . 


9,900 feet. 


3,411 feet 


" Rubber 


700 " 


493 " 


" Leather 




238 " 


Chemical Rubber 


1,800 " 


297 " 


" Cotton 




197 " 


" Linen 






Suction 


114 " 


136 " 


Total 


. 12,514 " 


4,772 " 



XIV 



City Document No. 93. 



Amount of hose in use and in storehouse April 30, 

1889 : — 



Cotton 

Rubber 

Leather 

Linen 

Chemical 

Suction 

Hand 

Total 



In Use. 


In Store. 


48,901 feet. 


9,350 feet. 


4,975 " 


250 " 


699 " 




450 " 




4,726 " 


600 » 


1,055 " 


86 " 


2,885 " 





63,691 



10,286 



Fire-Alarm Department. 

The new construction and repair work done by this de- 
partment within the year ending April 30, 1889, is as 
follows : — 

An additional circuit has been built for the better pro- 
tection of West lioxbury, the route of the same being so 
arranged as to secure the usual alternation in the connection 
of boxes and apparatus between it and the circuit heretofore 
in service in that district. 

There are now twenty-three alarm and seven box-gong 
circuits in the system. A great amount of work has been 
done in renewing fixtures and poles, and running new wire 
in various parts of the city. ' Many new chestnut poles have 
been substituted for old ones of spruce, which had become 
unsafe from long service, being in many cases badly de- 
cayed. The large number of public and special boxes which 
have been put in service have necessitated the running of 
much new wire for connecting them into the circuits for 
service. More than fifty of these boxes have been placed 
in the public school-houses for the special protection of the 
same. 

All the boxes in Charlestown and South Boston have been 
supplied with keyless doors during the year. The house of 
Engine Company No. 34 has been furnished with the 
necessary apparatus, including alarm-gong, tappers, and 
telephone. 

A box-gong and telephone have also been placed in the 
chief engineer's night office. 

There are sixty- seven department telephones in use exclu- 
sive of those used by Protective Companies 1 and 2 and the 
Fire Marshal, which are connected with the system. 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xv 

A systematic arrangement of the apparatus has been made 
in many of the department houses by placing it upon large 
boards, conveniently located, and the safety and utility of 
the service has not only been advanced by so doing, but the 
several houses have been greatly adorned by the artistic set- 
ting of the various pieces of apparatus on the boards. 

Seventy-one new public and special boxes have been 
added to the service, and one box removed during the year. 

Stock has been used as follows : — 

55 miles No. 9 iron wire. 
11 miles No. 12 copper wire. 
10,500 feet Kerite wire. 
160 lbs. cotton insulated wire. 
11,000 feet lumber. 
4,200 glass insulators. 
2,200 insulator bolts. 
3,750 lag screws. 
116 poles. 



XVI 



City Document No. 93. 



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



Sept. 



1, 1829, to August 31, 

1830, " 

1831, " 

1832, " 

1833, " 
1834, 

1836, " 

1837, " 

1838, " 
1839, 

1840, " 
1841, 

1842, " 

1843, " 
1844, 

1845, " 

1846, " 
1847, 

1848, " 

1849, 

1850, " 

1851, 

1852, " 

1853, " 

1854, " 

1855, " 
1856, 

1857, 

1858, " 

1859, 
' 1860, " 
' 1861, " 

1862, 
' 1863, " 

1864, 
' 1865, 



1830 . . . 
1831. . . 

1832 . . , 

1833 . . , 
1834. . , 
1835 . . 
1837 . . 
1838. . 
1839 . . 

1840. . 
1841 . . 

1842. . 

1843. . 

1844. . 
1845 . . 

1846. . 

1847. . 

1848 . . 

1849 . . 

1850. . 

1851. . 
1852 . . 

1853. . 

1854. . 
1855 . . 
1856. . 

1857 . . 

1858 . . 

1859 . . 

1860 . . 
1861. . 
1862 . . 

1863. . 

1864. . 

1865. . 

1866. . 



Alarms, 



110 

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



Losses. 



Insurance. 



$118,540 
23,620 
68,195 
74,613 
69,405 
107,440 
130,295 
32,118 
140,004 
77,973 
102,975 
102,118 
128,666 
164,083 
234,591 
226,338 
172,993 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
492,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521.3S3 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
681,554 



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



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



xvii 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



to April 



Sept. 1,1866, to Dec. 

Jan. 1, 1867, 

" 1868, " 

" 1869, " 

" 1870, '« 

" 1871, " 

" 1872, 

" 1873, 

" 1874, 

May 1, 1874, 

" 1875, 

" 1876, 

" 1877, 

" 1878, 

" 1879, 

" 1880, 

" 1881, 

" 1882, 

" 1883, 

" 1884, 

" 1885, 

" 1886, 

" 1887, 

" 1888, 



31, 1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 

30, 1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 



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 
437,723 
855,571 
704,329 
1 1,516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

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

1,260,490 

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

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

1,078,333 



Insurance. 



$383,700 

340,775 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,298,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 

4,602,591 

6,543,006 

4,849,246 

7,299,353 

7,981,807 

8,068,295 

7,082,541 

6,771,654 

10,165,625 

12,146,904 



Population. 



250,750 



342,000 



362,000 



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



784 

674 

23 

87 



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged 



494 

77 

16 

138 



1 The losses and insurance of the great fire of the 9th of November, 1872, are not included 
in the above table. The amount of property destroyed can be set^ down at $75,000,000; the 
area, 65 acres; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick a,n,4 stone, and 67 wood. 



XVIII 



City Document No. 93. 



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



Year. 



1867 . 
1868. 
1869 . 
1870. 
1871. 
1872. 
1873. 
1874. 
1875 . 
1876. 
1877. 
1878. 
1879. 
1880. 
1881. 
1S82 . 
1883. 
1884. 
1885. 
1886. 
1887. 
1888. 



19,516 
23,051 
24,181 
27,457 
28,880 
29,736 
30,461 
39,106 
39,707 
39,804 
39,170 
41,467 
41,652 
41,975 
41,903 
42,267 
43,986 
44,196 
45,137 
46,042 
47,380 



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



81 



2,453 
2,670 
2,661 
2,398 
1,284 
2,778 
2,669 
2,915 
3,172 
3,074 
3,319 
3,254 
2,994 
2,987 
3,347 
2,965 
2,988 
2,973 
3,278 



1,327 
2,690 
2,811 
2,645 
1,727 
2,764 
3,262 
4,274 
4,476 
4,360 
4,258 
4,653 
4,622 
4,935 
5,102 
4,970 
5,057 
4,801 
5,663 



602 

460 



734 
734 
446 
398 
172 
132 
146 
139 
194 
170 
218 
209 
289 
282 
292 
385 



21 

27 

57 

89 

80 

114 

136 

147 

152 

153 

178 

211 

264 



^444,946,100 
493,573,700 
549,511,600 
584,089,400 
612,663,550 
682,724,300 
693,831,400 
798,755,050 
793,961,895 
748,996,210 
686,840,586 
630,446,866 
613,322,692 
639,462,495 
665,554,597 
672,497,961 
682,432,671 
682,648,000 
682,656,000 
710,621,400 
747,642,500 



Loss by 
Fire. 



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

1,516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

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

1,260,490 

1,183,818 
814,154 
998,554 

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

1,078,333 



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



Fire Commissioners' Report. 



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Pensions. 

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

District Chief Joseph Dunbar, District 1. District Chief 
James Monroe, District 9. Capt. Gershom Sherman, En- 
gine Co, 5. Lieut. Benj. B. Wright, Ladder Co. 16. Driver 
Samuel H. Amsden, Hose Co. 4. Driver Silas Lovell, Hose 
Co. 5. Hoseman James Edwards, Chemical Engine 4. En- 
gineman Geo. W. Metcalf, Engine Co. 31. Ladderman H. 
L. Bartlett, Ladder Co. 4. Ladderman J. W. Eldredge, 
Ladder Co. 12. 

The Firemen's "Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, for the year ending Dec. 31, 
1888, submitted a statement showing the net proceeds of 
the ball given in its aid to be $13,130.75. Of the disburse- 
ments, $6,601.29 were on account of relief, $8,000 was in- 
vested in a City of Boston bond. 

The amount of money invested April 30, 1889, was 
$80,000. 

ROBERT G. FLTCH, ) ™. 

JOHN R. MURPHY, } n . ? 
RICHARD F. TOBIN, S commissioners. 



APPENDIX. 



The following tables show the location of the several 
pieces of apparatus in service or reserve, together with 
the name of the builder and when put in service ; also a 
statement of the hydrants and reservoirs in use, and the 
fires and alarms from May 1, 1888, to April 30, 1889. 



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10 City Document No. 93. 

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

The Chief and District chiefs, the Superintendent of Fire- 
Alarms, the Superintendent of Repairs, and Hospital Sur- 
geon, are each supplied with a horse, wagon, pung, or sleigh. 

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

A hand -engine, with two hose-carriages and seven hundred 
feet of rubber and cotton hose, belonging to the Fire Depart- 
ment, is stored at Deer Island Institution, to be used by the 
convicts if required. 

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

New Apparatus. 

1 wagon for Chief of Department. 

2 wagons for Chiefs of Districts 3 and 8. 
1 wagon for District Chief (spare). 

5 hose-wagons for Engine Companies 8, 10, 13, 26, and 27. 

3 fuel-wagons for Engine Companies 7, 12, 34. 
1 fuel-wagon (spare). 

1 chemical engine No. 11. 

2 pungs. 



FIRES AND ALARMS, 

FROM 

MAY 1st, 1888, TO APEIL 30th, 1889. 



MAY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 6-43 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 170 Eliot st. Owned by John W. McDonald; occupied by P. T. 
Conner, as grocery; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window- 
curtain. 

Wednesday, 2d, 3-26 A.M. Box 212. 

No. 776 Albany st. Owned by S. S. Rowe; loss, $180; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by John Ferry, as bar-room ; loss, $517; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. W. Hanlon, as harnesses; loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-56 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk and Fremont sts. Cause, burning rubbish. 

Thursday, 3d, 7-54 P.M. Still. 

Foundry st. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. ; loss, $475; insurance, 
$15,288; occupied by South Boston Iron Co., as foundry; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $420; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated flask igniting lumber. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 South Margin st. Owned by William Caldwell; occupied by John 
Gleason, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp. 

Friday, 4th, 0-13 A.M. Box 115. 
Foundry st. Cause, burning oily waste on railroad track. 

Friday, 4th, 7-55 A. M. Box 218. 
No. 28 Warren st. Owned by H. Morse heirs ; occupied by H. Morse 
heirs, as dwelling; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 6th, 0-46 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 44 Portland st. Owned by A. D. Puffer; loss, $40; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by G. H. Ditson, as hotel; loss, $45; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 1-48 P.M. Box 516. 
Williams st. Cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 4-52 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 9 Water st. Owned by T. H. Carter; occupied by Chas. Wyman, as 
dining-room; originated in basement; cause, smoke from range mistaken for 
fire. 



12 City Document No. 93. 



Sunday, 6th, 8-04 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 49 Linden park. Owned by Mass. Life Ins. Co. ; occupied by E. E. 
Sanderson, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 7 th, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 48 North Anderson st. Owned by D. F. Brown ; occupied by C. 
Jennings, as dwelling; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 7th, 4.30 P.M. Box 48. 
No. 273 Purchase st. Owned by W. G. and W. F. Weld; loss, #87; in- 
surance, $61,500; occupied by W. W. Kellett & Co., as leathers; loss, $200; 
insurance, $36,000; originated in basement; cause, ignition of gas from leak 
in pipe. 

Monday, 7th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
Off Hammond st. Cause, burning rubbish. 

Tuesday, 8th, 5-50 P. M. Still. 

No. 96 Winthrop st. Owned by R. Estabrook ; occupied by E. Gallagher 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-37 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 547 Shawmut ave. Owned by A. A. Ranney; loss, $617; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by Ella Patno, as dry goods ; loss, $875; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 4-59 P.M. Box 426. 
No. 47 Main st. Owned by Jasper Stone; loss, $100; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by C. F. Jenkins, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, overheated oven. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-12 P. M. Still. 
No. 136 Border st. Owned by Wm. Gilchrist & Son ; occupied by Wm. 
Gilchrist & Son, as wheelwrights ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Wednesday, 9th, 9-16 P.M. Box 75. 

No. 39 W. Dedham st. Owned by Mr. Smith; occupied by F. Somers, as 
dwelling; loss, $3; originated on roof; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
Maveriok st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Friday, 11th, 5-11 P.M. Still. 
No. 82 Canal st. Cause, needless alarm. 

Monday, 14th, 8-05 A. M. Still. 
No. 330 Rutherford ave. Owned by F. Baldwin; occupied by E. A. 
Gillett & Son, as furniture ; cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Monday, 14th, 4-03 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 69 Lawrence st. Owned by Flannagan heirs; occupied by Wm. 
Watts, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-58 P.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 40 and 42 Summer st. Owned by M. C. Ferris ; loss, $943 ; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by Raphael & Lewenberg, as clothing; loss, $14,505; 
insurance, $37,000; occupied by A. P. Freed, as clothing; loss, $500; insur- 
ance, $36,100; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 13 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-03 P.M. Box 78. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 16th, 4-10, 4-18 A.M. Box 53. 
Nos. 6 to 12 Haymarket pl. and 605 Washington st. Owned by 
Richard Parker et als., trustees; loss, $5,392; insurance, $120,000; owned 
by W. S. Dexter; loss, $87; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Cashman & 
Keating, as printers; loss, $20,355; insurance, $27,550; occupied by H. W. 
Upliam et als., as bookbindery; loss, $7,206; insurance, $4790; occupied 
by Woodward & Brown, as pianos; loss, $1,800; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Estey Organ Company, as organs, loss, $590; insurance, 
$11,000; originated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 2-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 25 Sudbury St. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 0-09 A.M. Box 261. 
No. 2970 Washington st. Owned by Nelson Goodwin; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $250; occupied by Nelson Goodwin, as blacksmith; loss, $25; 
originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 17th, 2 P.M. Still. 

Atlantic aye. Cause, sparks from plumbers' pot igniting team load of 
cotton in the street; damage, 



Thursday, 17th, 6-38 P.M. Box 74. 
No. 17 Pelham st. Owned by A. L. Prescott; loss, $25; insurance; 
$5,000; occupied by M. I. Rollins, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 18th, 3-19, 3-30, 3-44 A. 31. Box 134. 

No. 134 Tudor st. Owned by Adams Bros.; loss, $4,700; insurance, 
$3,300; occupied by Adams Bros., as cotton stores; loss, $2,948; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 18th, 4-02 A.M. Box 9. 
Nos. 5 and 6 Canny pl. Owned by Patrick Canny; loss, $246; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by various families, as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of cigar-stump. 

Friday, 18th, 4-44 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 11 Boylston pl. Owned by B. M. Richardson; loss, $1,143; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by Minnie S. Sanborn, as hotel; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 5-57 P.M. Box 35. 
Tremont and Beacon sts. Owned by F. L. Ames; loss, $950; insur- 
ance, $131,000; occupied by H. M. Hartshorn, as hotel; loss, $421; insur- 
ance, $34,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 2-34 A.M. Box 417. 
No. 86 Washington st. Owned by A. Thomfhorde; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $3,000; unoccupied sheds ; originated in shed; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 97 Bolton st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 20th, 2-17 A.M. Box 352. 
No. 32 Cedar st. Owned by Rose & Knoch ; loss, $400 ; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Rose & Knoch, as furniture; loss, $500; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



14 City Document No. 93. 



Sunday, 20th, 7-05 P. 31. Still. 
No. 12 Tufts st. Owned by E. S. Newton; occupied by G. Welch, as 
dwelling; cause unknown, fire in old clothes. 

Monday, 21st, 6-27 A.M. Box 323. 
Leeds st. Owned by John Fitzgerald; loss, $50; insurance, $1,400; 
occupied by John Fitzgerald, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Monday, 21st, 8-05 A. M. Still. 

Cause, spontaneous combustion in cotton. 

Remarks. — Fire on board Savannah steamer Gate City; owned by N.E. 
& S. Steamship Co. ; insurance, $200,000; insurance, on cargo, $5,000. No 
information as to damage could be obtained. 

Monday, 21st, 10-30 A.M. Box 126. 
No. 293 E st. Owned by Geo. H. Homer; loss, $200; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by John Chambers, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
sparks from stove. 

Monday, 21st, 2 P.M. Still. 
Bristol st. Owned by J. K. Paul ; insurance, $25,000 ; occupied by 
J. K. Paul, as planing-mill ; insurance, $15,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 4 P.M. Box 124. 
263 West Broadway. Owned by P. & J. Dyer; loss, $150; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by P. and J. Dyer, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 



Monday, 21st, 5 P.M. Still. 
No. 2552 Washington st. Owned by J. F. Wilson ; loss, $70 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Thos. McLaughlin, as dwelling; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 21st, 9-03 P.M. Box 148. 
A st. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. Railroad ; occupied by N.Y. & N.E. Rail- 
road, as blacksmith shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from a 
forge. 

Tuesday, 22d, 5-41 P.M. Box 527. 
Nos. 96 and 98 Call st. Owned by M. McDonald; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $2,250; occupied by M. McDonald, as dwelling; loss $25; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 22d, 8-08 P. M. Box 8. 
No. 129 Portland st. Owned by Wm Sohier; loss, $468; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Standard Manuf'g Co., as egg-beater factory; loss, 
$481; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Kimball Manufg Co., novelties; 
loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated 
Japanning oven. 

Wednesday, 23d, 11-08 A.M. Box 77. 
No. 120 Dedham st. Owned by O. Nute ; occupied by O. Nute, as 
stable ; cause, fumigating stable, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 23d, 7-07 P.M. Box 536. 
Ashland st., cor. of Brown ave. Owned by W. W. Jordan; loss, 
$37; insurance, $2,200; occupied by W. W. Jordan, as dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 15 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-48 P. M. Still. 
No. 321 Main st. Owned by Walker heirs; loss, $5; occupied by 
J. Bere, as bakery; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 24th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Whitmore pl. Owned by A. R. Whittier; occupied by Mrs. 
Archibald, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
First and C sts. Cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Friday, 25th, 3-26 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 370 Hanover st. Owned by P. Canny ; occupied by Thomas Balfour, 
as bakery; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Friday, 25th, 7-50 A. M. Still. 
Maverick st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Friday, 25th, 9-38 A.M. Box 621. 

No. 325 Sumner st. Owned by Annie Burgin ; loss, $14; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John Heaney, as dwelling; loss, $7; insurance, $600; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 10-21 A.M. Still. 
No. 13 Maverick so.. Owned by Wni. P. Kuhn; insurance $1,500; occu- 
pied by Mrs. L. Patrick, as store; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 2-40 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 40 Clinton st. Owned by Alvah Walker; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by A. Walker & Co., as oils, etc. ; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, burning of glue-pot. 

Friday, 25th, 3-55 P. M. Still. 
No. 194 Lincoln st. Owned by Mr. Lawrence; occupied by Gloucester 
Fish Co., as market, etc. ; insurance, $12,000; originated in basement; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Friday, 25th, 7-11 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 87 Union st. Owned by John Raynor, estate; loss, $259; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by F. A. Brown & Co., as furniture; loss, $1,020; insur- 
ance, $10,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-45 A. M. Still. 
Moore st. Cause, kettle of fat taking fire. 

Monday, 28th, 9-llh A.M. Box 86. 
No. 56 East Newton st. Owned by W. G. Shilaber; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $8,500; occupied by M. Campbell, as dwelling: loss, $25; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 28th, 7-03 P.M. Box 218. 
No. 2277 Washington st. Owned by E. C. and A. B. Hall; loss, $920; 
insurance, $4,500; occupied by Timothy Smith, as dry goods; loss, $16,761; 
insurance, $29,000; occupied by J. F. Flynn, as dwelling; loss, $49; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in show-window; cause, careless use of matches. 



16 City Document No. 93. 



Monday, 28th, 9-16 P.M. Box 14. 
No. 261 North st. Owned by Loreno Bianco ; occupied by Loreno 
Bianco, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday, 28th, 9-41 P.M. Box 231. 
No. 1044 Harrison ave. Owned by C. F. Rowe, agent; occupied by 
Thomas Parke, as bakery ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, wood in oven taking 
fire. 



JUNE, 

Friday, 1st, 6-38 A.M. Box 17. 
Nos. 167 to 175 Hanover st. Owned by Asher Ratshesky; loss, $1,250; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by Henry N. Cass, as picture-frames; loss, 
$1,894; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Samuel Orr, as hats and caps; loss, 
$64; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. J. Ahearn, as liquors; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Nathan Schloss, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Friday, 1st, S-47 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 187 Hanover st. Owned by Linus Childs ; loss, $12; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Gidsburg & Frank, as clothing; loss, $328; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2d, 0-40 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 3 Head pl. Owned by Edison Electric Light Co., loss; $3,150; insur- 
ance, $11,000; occupied by Edison Electric Light Co., as central station; 
loss, $30,422; insurance, $40,000. No. 180 Tremont st. Owned by Bishop 
Eastburn heirs; loss, $175; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Bancroft & 
Dyer, as furniture; loss, $144; insurance, $37,500. Nos. 178 and 17!) 
Tremont st. Owned by Mrs. B. E. Hastings; loss, $2,000; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by Hallett & Davis, as pianos; loss, $3,250; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by several parties, as offices, etc; loss, $55; insurance, 
$20,000; originated on 2d floor; extended to 178, 179, and 180 Tremont st. ; 
cause, electric-light wires. 

Saturday, 2d, 0-12 P.M. Box 461. 

No. 525 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $195; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by George Kendall et als., as saloon and dwelling; loss, 
$262; insurance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 35 Coventry st. Owned by Jeremiah Madden ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$700; occupied by Mary Farrell, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-57 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 3 Poplar st. Owned by H. P. Flagg; loss, $65: insurance, $4,000;* 
occupied by W. Laverty, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-21 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 14 Dunstable st. Owned by Winchester heirs; occupied by J. B. 
Lord, as furniture factory; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown, needless 
alarm. 



Appendix. 17 

Saturday, 2d, 11-34 P.M. Box 2. 

No. 19 Charter st. Owned by John McDermott; occupied by M. Gannon, 
as dwelling. 

Remarks. — Michael Gannon, in a drunken brawl, threw a lighted kerosene 
lamp at Mrs. Gannon, setting fire to her clothing. Needless alarm. 

Sunday, 3d, 7-40 P. M. Box 76. 
No. 86 West Newton st. Owned by C. H. Bacon ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by C. H. Bacon, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 3d, 8-30 P. M. Still. 
No. 144 West Broadway. Owned by E. V. Dyer; occupied by E. V. 
Dyer, as variety store; originated on awning; cause, carelessly throwing 
lighted cigar from window. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-43 A.M. Still. 
No. 3 Boylston sq. Owned by Boylston Market Association ; occupied by 
D. Wilcox & Co., as hat factory; cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 6th, 2-06 P.M. Box 415. 
Austin st., Prison point. Owned by Fitchburg railroad: loss, $250; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Fitchburg railroad, as station; originated on 
roof; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 6-35 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 9 Morton st. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Rachael Ginskly was attempting to kindle a fire with ker- 
osene when her clothing ignited, fatally burning herself and infant child, 
aged eleven months. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-35 P.M. Box 41. 
No.' 31 Milk st. Owned by Jacob Sleeper; loss, $135; insurance, 
$80,000; occupied by various parties, as offices, etc. ; originated on the roof; 
cause, electric wires igniting structure. 

Thursday, 7th, 0-33 A. M. Box 4. 
No. 221 Endicott st. Owned by Michael Quinn; loss, $163; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mary Doherty et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 7th, 11-13 A.M. Box 47. 
Remarks — Exhibition alarm for English visitors, given by order of the 
Board. 

Friday, 8th, 0-06 P.M. Box 351. 
No. 1155 Washington st. Owned by J. C. Talbot; loss, $4; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by J. C. Talbot, as groceries ; originated on roof; cause, 
spark from chimney. 

Friday, 8th, 0-44 P.M. Box 526. 
Allandale st. Owned by C. H. Souther; loss, $2,421; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by C. H. Souther, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from flat-iron heater. 

Friday, 8th, 3-48 P.M. Still. 
Cedar Grove Cemetery. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 



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Friday, 8th, 7-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Temple pl. Owned by F. E. Weber; loss, $150; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied by F. E. Weber, as confectioner; loss, $515; insurance, 
$9,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 8th, 9-24 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Mason st. Owned by Lawrence heirs; loss, $12; insurance, 
$85,000; occupied by Benj. Levy et als., as fancy goods, etc.; insurance, 
$36,700; originated in basement; cause, electric-light wires. 

Saturday, 9th, 4-43 P. 31. Box 212. 
No. 57 Swett st. Owned by Lawrence Cuddy; occupied by Lucy Odell, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 9th, 9-01 P. 31. Still. 

Medfoed and Monument sts. Cause, slacking of lime in storehouse of 
Asbestos Packing Co. 

Sunday, 10th, 4-41 P. 31. Box 26. 
No. 16 Lindell pl. Owned by E. Parkins; loss, $19; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by George Bell, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on third floor; 
cause, supposed careless smoking in bed. 

Wednesday, 13th, 3-28 A.M. Box 86. 
No. 1697 Washington st. Owned by H. B. Williams; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $200,000; occupied by Carter and White, as hotel; loss, $750; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by A. Johnson, as upholsterer : loss, $72; insurance, 
$500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 14th, 5-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 8 Havre st. Owned by W. P. Wilson; occupied by C. Roach et 
als., as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 15th, 4-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 72 Decatur st. Owned by G H. Jeffries; loss, $20; insurance, 
occupied by G. H. Jeffries, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 15th, 9-07 A. 31. Box 424: 
No. 8 Vine st. Owned by J. Stone; loss, $5; insurance, $900; occu- 
pied by J. Stone, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, sparks from pipe; " careless smoking." 

Friday, 15th, 2-B8 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 18 Cherry st. Owned by A. L. Graves; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. Mclntyre et als., as dwelling; loss, $60; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 17th, 6-18 P. 31. Box 413. 
No. 50 Austin st. Owned by John Donovan; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. Brown et als., as dwelling; originated on the roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 17th, 7-02 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 4 Hunneman st. Owned by J. Hunneman heirs; loss, $25; occu- 
pied by F. H. Markoe, as chemicals ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, sponta- 
neous combustion. 

Sunday, 17th, 9-24 P.M. Box 428. 
False alarm. 



Appendix. 19 



Sunday, 17th, 10-49 P.M. Box 53. 
Nos. 61 and 63 Eliot st. Owned by W". H. Porter; loss, .$287; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Albion Adams, as eating-house; originated on 4th 
floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 17th, 10-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Wilson court. Owned by E. A. Hackett; occupied by M. Leslie, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 17th, 11-50 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 335 Medford st. Owned by John Simpson; occupied by Thomas 
Dignan, as stable; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 0-06 A. M. Box 435. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 18th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 163 Emerson st. Owned by John Dyer; loss, $3; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by John Dyer, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 10-50 A.M. Box 423. 
No. 85 Chelsea st. Owned by Samuel Hunt; unoccupied building; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 11-47 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 9 Salutation st.. Owned by C. D. Wiggan estate; occupied by 
several families, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; needless alarm. 

Monday, 18th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
Hoosac Tunnel Dock. Needless automatic alarm. 

Monday, 18th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 Mill st. Owned by Mrs. 0. Simonds ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Fleming, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 6-23 P.M. Box 245. 
Tremont and Gurney sts. Owned by J. W. Juenling; loss, $75; occu- 
pied by Henry Dickhount, as dwelling, etc.; loss, $49; insurance, $1,300; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 18th, 8-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 42 Park st. Owned by P. O'Riordon ; loss, $12; insurance, $1,500; 
unoccupied stable ; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 19th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 
Parmenter st. Owned by City of Boston; occupied by City of Boston, 
as Hancock School ; originated on roof; cause, hot ashes from plumber's 
furnace. 

Tuesday, 19th, 9-44 P.M. Still. 
No. 77 Appleton st. Owned by J.- Litchfield; loss, $5; occupied by 
H. M. Taylor, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet 
igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 21st, 3-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 967 Tremont st. Owned by J. B. Corbett; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by J. B. Corbett; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of powder opening safe. 



20 City Document No. 93. 



Friday, 22d, 11-51 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 21 North Margin st. Owned by Doherty and Graves ; occupied by 
Doherty and Graves, as stable; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 23d, 1-36 A.M. Box 632. 
Decatur and Liverpool sts. Owned by E. Downing; occupied by C. H. 
Gilman, as paints, oils, etc.; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Saturday, 23d, 3-07 P. M. Box 424. 
No. 12 Tufts st. Owned by John Frazier; occupied by John Frazier, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 23d, 8-01 P.M. Box 76. 
No. 681 Tremont st. Owned by Jackson heirs; occupied by M. J. 
Jackson, as dwelling; loss, $3; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; 
cause, struck by lightning. 

Saturday, 23d, 8-08 P. M. Still. 
Front st. Cause, automatic alarm released by lightning. 

Saturday, 23d, 8-16 P.M. Box 364. 
No. 10 Melville ave. Owned by J. W. Field; loss, .$27; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. W. Field, as stable; insurance $2,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, struck by lightning. 

Sunday, 24th, 7-50 A.M. Box 576. 
No. 10 Wicklow st. Owned by Martin O'Hara; loss, $317; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. O'Hara et als., as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Guilford st. Owned by C. A. Kickler: occupied by C. A. Kickler, as 
dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 5-05 P.M. Box 718. 
No. 204 Washington st. Owned by Rogers heirs ; loss, $204 ; insurance, 
$80,000; occupied by Rogers heirs et als., as offices, etc. ; loss, $100; orig- 
inated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-22 P. M. Box 94. 
No. 306 Columbus ave. Owned by Peter Daley; loss, $267; insurance, 
$10,500; occupied by N. F. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $179; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 25th, 5-48 A.M. Box 131. 
No. 158 H st. Owned by Geo. Martin; insurance, $2,500; occupied by 
Mrs. Ann Dwyer, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-18 A.M. Still. 
Medford st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys in railroad sleepers ; damage, 
$10. 

Tuesday, 26th, 2-48 P M. Box 46. 
Nos. 17 and 21 Hamilton st. Owned by Henry Guild estate; loss, 
$441 ; insurance, $30,000; occupied by Bailey and Morse, as perfumers; loss, 
$2,744; insurance, $4,600; occupied by Houdelette and Daniels, iron, etc. ; 
loss, $296; insurance, $5,400; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of 
alcohol from kerosene stove. 



Appendix. 21 



Tuesday, 26th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 48 Summer st. Owned by Foster heirs; insurance, $30,000; occu- 
pied by J. D. Gilman, as restaurant; insurance, $11,000; originated in 
basement; cause, electric- light wires. 

Tuesday, 26lh, 9 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, bonfire, in hollow of tree, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 27th, 4-48 P.M. Still. 
No. 23 Spring Park ave. Owned by Geo. Parker heirs ; occupied by 
Mrs. Carthy, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 28th, 4.50 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 93 Washington st. Owned by Wilde heirs ; loss, $216; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Barry & Brown, as tailors; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, supposed explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-40 A. M. Box 283. 
Parker st. Owned by Sewall & Day : occupied by Sewall & Day, as 
cordage; originated on roof; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 295 West Third st. Owned by E. Hormel ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling, etc.; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 29th, 10-29 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 210 Lincoln st. Owned by IT. H. Crocker; loss, $444; insurance, 
$5,575; occupied by F. P. I lowland et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $5; in- 
surance, $1,300; occupied by J. Rothenberg & Co., as cigars, etc.; loss, 
$2,012; insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 9 King st. Owned by J. H. Griggs ; occupied by M. Heffner, as 
dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 30th, 9-32 A.M. Still. 
No. 13 Park st. Owned by M. Walsh; occupied by M. Walsh, as dwell" 
ing ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



JULY. 

Sunday, 1st, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 9 Confirmation ave. Owned by Donovan heirs; occupied by Mr. 
Murphy et als., as dwelling; cause, rubbish in chimney-flue. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 63 Clarendon st. Owned by Moses Pearle ; loss, $82 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. Pearle et als., as dwelling; loss, $473; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-47 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 76 Dover st. Owned by L. Wyzanski; loss, $18; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by H. M. Tyler, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 



22 City Document No. 93. 



Tuesday, 3d, 5-35 P. M. Box 323. 
No. 1235 Dorchester ave. Owned by J. B. Churchill; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by W. D. Austin, as dwelling; originated on the 
roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 3d, 6-22 P.M. Box 617. 

Grand Junction Wharf. 

Remarks. — Fire on board Lighter (Ivy), owned by T Wharf Co., caused 
by overheated boiler. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-12 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 142 West Ninth st. Owned by A. Stetson heirs ; occupied by sev- 
eral families, as woodsheds; originated in sheds; cause, children and 
matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-57 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 6 Arnold st. Owned by Thomas Trant; occupied by G. Gammon, 
as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 3d, 10-18 P.M. Still. 
No. 1084 Tremont st. Owned by John Doyle ; occupied by Wm. Har- 
per, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 477 Dudley st. Owned by Mrs. Copeland; loss, $5; insurance, 
.$2,000; occupied by M. F. Goodhue, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire- crackers. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 75 River st. Owned by Humphrey Sullivan ; occupied by Wm. 
Schreider, as shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-45 P.M. Box 61. 
Spear place, cor. of Pleasant st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-53 P.M. Box 225. 
Norfolk ave. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 



Tuesday, 3d, midnight. Box 73. 



False alarm. 



Wednesday, 4th, 1-09 A.M. Still. 
Northampton st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-14 A.M. Box 353. 
River st. Owned by Woodman Jones; loss, $125; insurance, $300; 
unoccupied store ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-20 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 52 Beach st. Owned by A. F. Goldsmith; loss, $20; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by C. E. Varney, as liquors ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $2,000; 
cause, fire-crackers igniting awning over store-door. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-03 A.M. Box 214. 

Shawmut ave. and Windsor st. Owned by J. H. Young; loss, $52; 
insurance $10,000; occupied by C. S. Smith, as grocery; loss, $12; origi- 
nated on sidewalk; extended to building; cause, boys setting fire to two bar- 
rels of kerosene. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-10 A.M. Still. 
H st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 



Appendix. 23 



Wednesday, 4th, 2-16 A.M. Box 61. 
No. 39 Warrenton st. Owned by 0. J. Faxon; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by J. H. Dwyer, as office, etc.; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-30 A. M. Still. 
River st. Owned by Woodman Jones; unoccupied shop; originated on 
roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-40 A. M. Still. 
Sumner st. Cause, fire-crackers igniting rubbish. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-29 A.M. Still. 
Centre st. Owned by Nathaniel Curtis; loss, $10; insurance, $3,000; 
unoccupied dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-22 A.M. Still. 

Lenox st. Owned by Union Religious Society; loss, .$7; insurance, 
$2,000; chapel; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-27 A.M. Box 232. 
No. 250 Dudley st. Owned by F. Magullion; occupied by Thos. Quinn, 
as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-35 A.M. Still. 

Centre, cor. of Grove st. Owned by C. S. North; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by W. Reddonet, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-44 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 Lincoln pl. Owned by F. H. Brown; loss, $19; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. H. Boody, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11 A.M. Still. 

No. 12 Haskins st. Owned by C. Breslin ; loss, $15; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Richard DeLodge, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-24 A.M. Box 133. 
No. 26 Mercer st. Owned by James Ferguson; loss, $55; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by James Ferguson, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-53 A.M. Still. 
Ham's court. Owned by Mr. McCarthy; occupied by Mr. McCarthy, 
as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-02 P. 31. Still. 
No. 49 Magazine st. Owned by Samuel Weld; loss, $12; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. W. Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $500; 
originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-10 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 149 Shawmut ave. Owned by Martin Hayes heirs; loss, $25; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by M. J. Dailey, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, fire-crackers. , 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-17 P.M. Box 321. 
Auckland st. Owned by J. G. Scott; loss, $22; insurance, $200; occu- 
pied by J. G. Scott, as carpenter; originated on 1st floor; cause, fire- crackers. 



24 City Document No. 93. 



Wednesday, 4th, 0-28 P.M. Box 581. 
North Harvard st. Owned by E. Williard heirs ; loss, $250; insurance, 
$500; occupied by A. C. Wellington, as coal-sheds; originated on roof; 
cause, fire -crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-50 P.M. Box 153. 
No. 875 East Second st. Owned by John Sullivan; loss, $25; occupied 
by John Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-38 P.M. Box 661. 
687 Saratoga st. Owned by Daniel Farren ; loss, $56 ; insurance, $1,600 ; 
occupied by Edward Chase, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-46 P. 31. Box 548. 

Lamartine pl. Owned by L. Vogel; loss, $145; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by L. Vogel, as dwelling; loss, $175; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on roof; cause fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-35 P.M. Box 239. 
Knower pl. Owned by John Ross; loss, $29; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by C. H. Holman, as printer; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-45 P.M. Box 432. 

No. 30 Eden st. Owned by C. D. Sawyer; loss, $19; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Timothy Smith, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 



1,4th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 566 Dorchester st. Owned by Campbell Bros. ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by J. H. Lund et als., as shoe-store; loss, $25; originated 
on awning; cause, fire- crackers 

Wednesday, 4th, 4-43 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 154 Chelsea st. Owned by Jeremiah Grady; loss, $23; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Geo. Hendry, as dwelling; loss, $112; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking. 



Wednesday, 4th, 5 P.M. Box 542. 

Centre, near South st. Owned by Mrs. Geo. Wate ; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. M. Chute, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 5.22 P.M. Box 131. 

No. 510 East Ninth st. Owned by Michael Sheehan; occupied by 
Michael Sheehan, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 5-50 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 14 Chadwick st. Owned by J. Wogan ; occupied by J. H. Camp- 
bell, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Lincoln st. Cause, fire-crackers igniting rubbish. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Lincoln st. Cause, needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-01 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 10 Nawn court. Owned by Owen Nawn ; occupied by John Burk, 
as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 



Appendix. 25 



Wednesday, 4th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 37 Cottage st. Owned by Coleman Cook; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Dennis Bush, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-24 P.M. Box 82. 

No. 1797 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; occupied by T. H. 
Shanan, as stationery; loss, $36; insurance, $1,200; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-34 P.M. Box 371. 
Elm st. Cause, fire-crackers. 



/, 4th, 10-15 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 476 Albany st. Owned by S. B. Morse estate ; occupied by A. T. 
Stearns, as lumber ; insurance, $10,000; originated under driveway; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-27 P.M. Box 642. 
No. 212 Saratoga st. Owned by Wm. Nichols; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Erances Jones, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fire- crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-14 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 22 Irving st. Owned by John S. Damrell ; occupied by P. Fitz- 
gerald, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Thursday, 5th, 1-19 A.M. Box 4. 
Causeway st. Owned by Lowell R.R. Co. ; insurance, $200,000 ; occu- 
pied by Lowell R.R. Co., as depot; originated on roof; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 5th, 10 A.M. Still. 
South st. Cause, unknown; haystack in field. 

Thursday, 5th, 4-02 P.M. Box 148. 
A st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting sleepers. 

Thursday, 5th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 to 8 Faneuil Hall sq. Owned by City of Boston; occupied by 
Tucker & Robinson, as provisions ; loss, $25; originated in basement; cause, 
ignition of leaky gas-pipe. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-51 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 7 to 8 Faneuil Hall sq. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by 
Tucker & Robinson, as provisions; originated in basement; cause, ignition 
of gas from leaky gas-pipe. 

Thursday, 5th, 10-45 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 16 Oneida st. Owned by Edward Barry ; occupied by Edward 
Stevens, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 11-15A.M. Still. 
Gerard st. Loss, $75 ; cause, set by boys in manure pile. 

Friday, 6th, 4-14 P. 31. Box 128. 
No. 3 Abbott's Block, Ellery st. Owned by W. T. Abbott ; loss, $50 ; 
insurance, $1,429; occupied by Neil Mclsaacs, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 



26 City Document No. 93. 



Friday, 6th, 6-49 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 5 Cushman ave. Owned by Mrs. Gould; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by E. Wood, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Friday, 6th, 7-10 P.M. Box 236. 
Hampshire st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 6th, 9-01 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 136 Friend st. Owned by A. Hardy heirs ; occupied by H. L. Albee 
& Co., as furniture; loss, $147; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 6th, 9-29 P. M. Box 139. 
No. 567 East Second st. Owned by Mrs. Murphy ; loss, $7; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Michael Welsh, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 368 Tremont st. Owned by H. W. Vaughn: loss, $5; occupied by 
Mary Walker, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet 
igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 7th, 1-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Friend st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Saturday, 7th, 2-18 A.M. Box 624. 
Ccnard Wharf. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the Cunard steamer "Bothnia" in fore-hold, 
among cotton bales ; caused by breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 7th, 7-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Swallow st. Owned by D. S. Parker; loss, $35; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Bowles et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-24 A.M. Box 521. 

Green st. and Brookside ave. Cause, ignition of gas-stove ; needless 
alarm. 

Saturday, 7th, 3-05 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 64 Billerica st. Owned by Kobert Butler; loss, $283; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by A. Jennings, as grocery; loss, $200; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 7th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
Call from Haverhill, Mass., for assistance. 

Saturday, 17th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 64 Berlin st. Owned by James Casey ; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by James Casey, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
roof; cause, fireworks from Huntington ave. 

Saturday, 7th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Burke st. Owned by J. Johnson's heirs ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
Henry Ashworth, as junk-store ; loss, $45; insurance, $2,700; originated on 
roof; cause, fireworks from Huntington ave. 



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Sunday, 8th, 2-40 P.M. Box 261. 
No. 32 Codman park. Owned by Niles Bros.; loss, $250; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. Forrest, as dwelling; loss, $98; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless smoking on lounge. 

Sunday, 8th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 

Monday, 9th, 0-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 889 East Broadway. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Monday, 9th, 1-53 P.M. Box 131. 

No. 484 East Seventh st. Owned by T. F. Heman; loss, $54; insurance, 
$2,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Monday, 9th, 3-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 New Walnut pl. Owned by Wm. Holmes ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Wm. Holmes, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matcbes. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
Mystic wharf, Chelsea. Cause, spontaneous combustion in manure-pile. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Chelsea st. Owned by C- Doherty; loss, $35; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by C. Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, $1,300; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, supposed careless smoking. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-01 A.M. Box 72. 
No. 16£ Chapman st. Owned by Mary Weeks; loss, $50; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Wm. Lovejoy, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Mill st., cor. of Rutherford aye. Owned by David Stearns : loss, $20; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by S. B. Wiley, as stable; loss, $10 ; cause, 
explosion of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 12th, 11-24 A. M. Still. 
No. 114 Porter st. Owned by Bridget Dunphy; loss, $65; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Murray, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 12th, 2-28 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 to 21 Brattle st. Owned by R. Marston & Co., loss, $35; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by E. Robinson & Co., as locksmiths; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, overheated flue. 

Friday, 13th, 7-52 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 1583 Washington st. Owned by Geo. L. Clark; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by L. E. Houghton, as dwelling; loss, $705; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by J. E. McLeod, as millinery; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. Frothingham, as millinery; loss, $50; originated on 
3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 11-22 A.M. Still. 
No. 55 Tremont st. Cause, needless automatic. 



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Saturday, 14th, 1.20 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Norman st. Owned by J. Finkelstein; loss, $7S ; insurance, 
$6,000; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 14th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 
Brighton and Webster ave's. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Saturday, 14th, 1-05 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 27 Harrison ave. Owned by D. W. Damon; loss, $20; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Joseph Gams, as picture-frames; insurance, $300; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-55 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 7 Edinboro' st. Owned by T. H. Russell; insurance, $7,500; occu- 
pied by Mary Quinn, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000 ; cause, needless alarm. 

Saturday, 14th, 8-24 P.M. Box 253. 

False alarm. 

Saturday, 14th, 9-27 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 16 Rogers st. Owned by Patrick Rogers ; occupied by Mary Golden, 
as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 16th, 8-56 A.M. Still. 
No. 106 Kendall st. Owned by Wm. F. Scanlon; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mary Powers, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 1st 
floor. Cause unknown. 

Monday, 16th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 1143 Washington st. Owned by W. W. Warren; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $13,000; occupied by H. M. Temple, as hotel; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of rags in chimney-flue. 

Tuesday, 17th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Orleans st. Owned by Thos. Lynch; occupied by T. Lynch & 
Son, as upholsterers; originated on roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 17th, 6 P.M. Box 126. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 17th, 10-47 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 31 Barrett st. Owned by Owen Howard; loss, $32; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Dean & Foster, as storage; loss, $6; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 18th, 6-25 A. 31. Box 425. 
No. 33 Everett st. Owned by J. Mahoney ; loss, $42 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Moody Taylor et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
upsetting kerosene stove. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-23 A. 31. Box 526. 
Weld park. Owned by William Ring ; loss, $50 ; occupied by William 
Ring, as storage; loss, $25; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 18th, 8-08 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 35 Portland st. Owned by L. B. Bailey; loss, $420; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Jones & Co., as paints and oils; loss, $683; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by G. T. Coombs, as spring beds; loss, $100; insurance, 
$4,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



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Wednesday, 18th, 9-13 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 46 Beach st. Owned by Charles E. Jackson; loss, $78; insurance, 
.$6,000; occupied by A. L. Wilbur, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-16 P.M. Box 16. 

Nos. 29 and 30 Dock sq. Owned by Geo. White, trustee; loss, $435; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by A. Bilofsky, as clothing; loss, $2,163 ; insur- 
ance, $4,524; occupied by P. Doherty et als., as fruit and liquors; loss, $61; 
insurance, $800; originated on 4th floor; extended to No. 31 Exchange street ; 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — 31 Exchange street owned by A. B. Leeds heirs; loss, $105; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by P. Cavanaugh; loss, $41; insurance, $1,500. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-35 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 46 Beach st. Owned by Charles E. Jackson; occupied by A. L. 
Wilbur, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 19th, 8 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 13 Kneeland st. Owned by C. U. Cotting; loss, $265; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Guterman et als., as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, 
$3,800; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 3-37 P.M. Box 56. 
No. 109 Kneeland st. Owned by J. H. Wall ; loss, $55 ; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by J. F. O'Neill, as liquors, etc. ; loss, $7; insurance, $6,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, explosion of gasoline stove. 

Saturday, 21st, 1-46 A.M. Box 53. 
Nos. 18 and 20 Harrison ave. Owned by Thos. L. Sturtevant ; loss, $95 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Drew & Steadman, as saloon, etc. ; loss, $833 ; 
insurance, $3,100; originated in basement; extended to 14£ Harrison avenue 
and 1 Oxford place; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — 14£ Harrison avenue, owned by J. A. Giltnan ; loss, $399; in- 
surance, $2,000. 1 Oxford place, owned by J. A. Gilman ; loss, $303 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by J. V. Drew, as dwelling; loss, $100; no insurance. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-27 P.M. Box 26. 
Cause, call for assistance from Cambridge. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-11 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 2 Salem place. Owned by Mrs. Paul; loss, $30; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Harris Wolfe, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upset- 
ting kerosene stove. 

Remarks. — A child of Mrs. Wolfe was fatally burned. 

Sunday, 22d, 2-16 P.M. Box 139. 
No. 580 East Second st. Owned by Patrick Bowe ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 24th, 9-32 A.M. Box 452. 
No. 288 Medford st. Owned by G. Fisher; loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Taylor, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Tuesday, 24th, 9-50 A.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 



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Tuesday, 24th, 5-21 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 15 So. Margin st. Owned by Owen Howard; loss, $40; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Jacob Levins, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
oil-stove igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 24th, 7-25 P.M. Box 65. 
Cause, spontaneous combustion in rubbish. 

Tuesday, 24th, 9-01 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 555 Main st. Owned by Chester Guild; occupied by Hubbard & Blake, 
as tannery ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 24th, 9-12 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 1185 Washington st. Owned by J. W. Warren; loss, $54; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by G. S. Brewer, as dwelling; loss, $139 ; insurance, 
$2,900; originated on 4th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 25th, 1-42 P.M. Box 419. 

No. 25 Frothingham ave. Owned by S. & R. J. Lombard, loss, $955 ; in- 
surance, $1,900; occupied by S. & R. J. Lombard, as stable, etc. ; loss, $15; 
insurance, $600; originated on 2d floor; extended to No. 23 Frothingham 
avenue; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — No. 23 Frothingham avenue, owned by W. H. Parks; loss, 
$125; insurance, none. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-36 A.M. Box 37. 
No. 21 India st. Owned by Mary L. Williams; loss, $571; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by N. Y. Brintnall, as liquors; loss, $3,500; insurance, 
$11,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of spirits. 

Thursday, 26th, 10-08 A. 31. Box 134. 
No. 276 West Fourth st. Owned by Ann Lappen ; loss, $87; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by Ann Lappen, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 26th, 8-54 P.M. Box 325. 

No. 1395 Dorchester ave. Owned by James O'Neill; loss, $75; occupied 
by Joseph Waugh, as barber shop; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to 1393 Dorchester ave. ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — No. 1393, dwelling, etc., owned by James O'Neill; loss, $231; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by James O'Neill; loss, $88; insurance, $700. 

Friday, 27th, 1-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 22 Harvard pl. Owned by D. L. Demmond; occupied by A. R. 
Chadwick, as blacksmith; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Friday, 27th, 4-13 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 934 Cambridge st. Owned by Thorndike heirs; loss, $110; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by J. W. Doe et als., as saloon; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,700; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Arthur pl. Owned by A. H. Allen; occupied by H. E. Sumpter, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion kerosene 
lamp. 



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Saturday, 28th, 0-54, 1-11 A.M. Box 614. 
No. 338 Maverick st. Owned by James Smith; loss, $5,600; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by James Smith, as forge works; loss, 4,200; insurance, 
$25,000; originated in rear; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 28th, 3-43 A.M. Box 353. 
River st. Owned by Woodman Jones; loss, $126; insurance, $176; 
occupied by Woodman Jones, as shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Saturday, 28th, 7-16 P.M. Box 322. 
No. 41 Shamrock st., rear. Owned by John Murphy ; loss, $25 ; occupied 
by John Murphy, as wood-house; loss, $10; originated on floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 10-04 A. 31. Box 823. 
Western ave. and Harvard st. Owned by A. Russ; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by S. Kendall, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 30th, 6-02 P.M. Box 213. 
Gerard and Howard sts. Owned by Globe Nail Company ; occupied by 
Globe Nail Company, as factory; originated in basement; cause, sparks 
from forge ; needless. 

Tuesday, 31st, 2-03 A.M. Box 76. 
No. 4 Concord pl. Owned by Stephen Smith; occupied by August Wil- 
bur, as dwelling; cause, hot coals igniting barrel in yard. 

Tuesday, 31st, 10-11 A.M. Box 7. 
No. 61 Allen st. Owned by Lawrence Cain; loss, $459; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Lawrence Cain, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
3d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 31st, 1-42 P.M. Box 258. 
No. 251 Heath st. Owned by William Jacobs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. J. Rockwood, as dwelling; loss $20; originated on 
3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 31st, 2-19 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 35 Chapman st. Owned by Mary Jones; loss, $323; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Simon, as clothing; loss, $169; insurance, $200; 
occupied by D. Cohen et als., as shoemaker, etc. ; loss, $38 ; insurance, $450 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



AUGUST. 



Wednesday, 1st, 4-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 1120 Harrison ave. Owned by S. H. Hunneman ; occupied by Henry 
McElroy, as hay and grain; originated on 1st floor; cause, blowing open safe 
with powder. 

Wednesday, 1st, 6-45 P. 31. Still. 
No. 49 Warren st. Owned by Smith heirs; occupied by W. Crosby etals., 
as fish market; loss, $8; originated on awning outside; cause, carelessly 
throwing match from window. 



32 City Document No. 93. 



Wednesday, 1st, 11-07 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 40 Commercial st. Owned by C. Allen Browne; loss, $222; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by F. M. Holmes, as flour, etc. ; loss, $1,841; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Fisher & Thacher, as fruit, etc.; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Clark & Co., as teas, etc. ; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 2d, 11-15 A. 31. Box 57. 

No. 34 Tyler st., rear. Cause, children, with matches, igniting basket 
of rubbish. 

Thursday, 2d, 6-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 1128 Washington st. Owned by P. M. Denon ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by P. M. Denon, as shooting-gallery; loss, $4; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Thursday, 2d, 7-30 P. 31. Box 273. 
No. 308 Columbia st. Owned by Moody Merrill; loss, $9; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by W". F. Baldwin, as dwelling; loss, $39; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 3d, 0-49, 0-55 A. 31. Box 612. 

No. 400 Maverick st. Owned by Haskell Bros.; loss, $1,965; insur- 
ance, $2,962; occupied by Haskell Bros., as fish-house; loss, $4,971; in- 
surance, $5,587 ; originated under roof ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — The fire extended to buildings owned by Adams heirs; loss, 
$650; insurance, $450; occupied by Geo. Parker, as fish-house; loss, $547; 
insurance, $1,000; owned by I. Kelley; loss, $775; insurance, $800; occu- 
pied by Fernald Bros., as fish-house; loss, $871; insurance, $3,700; owned 
and occupied by Geo. Ryder, as dwelling; loss on building, $35; insurance, 
>; loss on contents, $37; insurance, $200. 



Friday, 3d, 3-05 A. 31. Box 8. 
Nos. 158 and 160 Portland st. Owned by S. Bowman; loss, $390; in- 
surance, $25,000; occupied by L. Ham & Co., as machinists; loss, $195; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Friday, 3d, 4-50 A. 31. Box 626. 
No. 23 Lewis st. Owned by National Dock Co. ; occupied by P. Galla- 
gher, as liquors ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, cigar thrown in sawdust. 

Friday, 3d, 4-41 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 23 Moon st. Owned by Hatfield heirs ; occupied by Samuel Grinblatt, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 3d, 9-57h P-M. Box 135. 
No. 200 K st. Owned by Thomas McGrath ; insurance, $3,500; occupied 
by C. Halstrom et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene 
lamp igniting Avood-work. 

Sunday, 5th, 1-17 A.M. Still. 
No. 154 Beach st. Owned by James Collins; loss, $10; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. H. Costello, as liquors; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Tuesday, 7th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 West st. Owned by J. F. Hall ; occupied by J. F. Huyler, as 
confectioner; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric-light wires. 



Appendix. 33 



Tuesday, 7th, 8-20 P. M. Still. 
No. 27 Haskins st. Owned by Daniel Callahan; insurance, $1,400; 
occupied by Patrick McLavey, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 7th, 8-26 P.M. Still. 
Hotel Brunswick. Cause, electric-light wires ; damage, $25. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Owned by Charles Roberts ; occupied by Charles 
Roberts, as boiler-room; originated in basement; cause, back-draught from 
furnace. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 58 Bremen st. Owned by J. Burden; occupied by J. Burden, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 8th, 10-16 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 Howard st. Cause, match thrown from window on awning; 
damage, $5. 

Thursday, 9th, 4-35 A. M. Box 36. 
Court sq. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 10th, 0-01 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 173 Blackstone st. Owned by Robert G. Shaw estate; loss, 
$90; insurance, $6,000; occupied by John Gazzle, as furniture; loss, $35; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary, 
" burglars." 

Friday, 10th, 0-08 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 82 Brighton st. Owned by G. Gougeon; loss, $85; insurance, 
$4,100; occupied by G. Given, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 0-25 P. 31. Still. 
Brook pl. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Friday, 10th, 0-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 Ltnde st. Owned by A. Barnett; loss, $55; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Mary E. Orcutt, as dwelling:; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Friday, 10th, 4-11 P.M. Still. 
Cor. P and First sts. Cause, set by boys in manure-pile. 

Friday, 10th, 10-52 P. M. Box 276. 
No. 127 Dudley st. Owned by J. J. Soren; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by F. J. Williams, as provisions; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, match thrown in sawdust. 

Saturday, 11th, 3-57 A.M. Box 361. 
False alarm. 

Saturday, 11th, 8-32 P.M. Box 139. 
No. 357 West Third st. Owned by J. B. Lord; Joss, $64; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. B. Lord, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, smoking in bed. 



34 City Document No. 93. 

Sunday, 12th, 0-53 A.M. Box 614. 
No. 361 Maverick st. Owned by Alex. Hawkins; loss, $60; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Alex. Hawkins, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 15th, 4-13 P.M. Box 238. 
Swett st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Thursday, 16th, 6-47 A.M. Box 861. 
Lake st. Owned by Nathan Appleton ; loss, $833; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by A. Bishop et als., as dwelling; loss, $275; insurance, $1,000; 
orignated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-30 A. 31. Box 139. 
No. 30 I st. Owned by Patrick Brown; loss, $12; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Mary Flynn et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-18 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 60 Barton st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 17th, 0-04 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 828 Albany st. Owned by Michael Kenney ; occupied by Joseph 
Cavanah, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, smoking in 
bed. 

Friday, 17th, 8-52 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 108 Fulton st. Owned by Ira Hiland ; occupied by O. C Blan- 
chard, as furniture ; insurance, $4,200; originated on 3d floor; cause, light 
mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 18th, 8-43 P. M. Still. 
Foundry st. Owned by A. M. Baldwin ; loss, $25 ; occupied by A. M. 
Baldwin, as blacksmith; loss, $25 ;>■ originated, on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from fire furnace. 

Sunday, 19th, 10-52 A.M. Box 134. 
West Fifth and C sts. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal-pile. 

Sunday, 19th, 8-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 Burke st. Owned by Dennis Herlihy; loss, $78; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Carey, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, lamp igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 19th, 9-45 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 60 Park sq. Owned by C. E. Cotting; loss, $65; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by F. M. Beucordo, as barber-shop; loss, $14; insurance, $700; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 20th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 160 Tremont st. Owned by David Snow heirs ; occupied by 
Domestic Sewing Machine Co., as salesroom ; originated on outside; cause, 
sparks from plumber's furnace. 

Monday, 20th, 7-03 P.M. Box 123. 
No. 101 Dorchester ave. Owned by Old Colony Kailroad Co; occupied 
by J. J. Caldwell, as hay-sheds; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 21st, 0-29 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 120 Fulton st. Owned by Geo. T. McLoughlin; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $17,000; occupied by Geo. T. McLoughlin, as machinist; insurance, 
$195,000; originated on first floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



Appendix. 35 



Tuesday, 21st, 11-36 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 115 Blackstone st. Cause, flooding of cellar with surface-water. 
Remarks. — The alarm was given by a police officer, and was needless, as 
there was no fire. 

Wednesday, 22d, 3-16 A.M. Box 74. 
No. 49 Dedham st. Owned by Daniel Daley; loss, $208; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Michael Burke, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated in 
basement; cause, slacking of lime. 

Wednesday, 22d, 8-24 A. 31. Box 521. 
No. 14 Everett st. Owned by John M. Call; insurance, .$12,000; occu- 
pied by John M. Call, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of benzine vapor. 

Thursday, 23d, 3-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 7 Call st. Owned by Francis Groul; loss, $10; insurance, $400; 
occupied by L. George Fauteaux, as coal depot ; loss, $14 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated in office ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 23d, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 50 Maverick sq. Owned by Mrs. Kidder; occupied by Dr. O'Keefe, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-18 P.M. Box 98. 
Columbus ave. and Northampton st. Owned by Chickering Piano Co. ; 
occupied by Chickering Piano Co., as store-house; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-works from Huntington ave. 

Friday, 24th, 5-42 P.M. Box 68. 
Nos. 53 to 59 Wareham st. Owned by Cressey & Noyes ; loss, $5S1 
insurance, $15,000 ; occupied by Cressey & Noyes, as planing mill ; loss, $481 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by B. C. Noyes & Co., as tables; loss, $"" 
insurance, $23,250; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of machinery 

Friday, 24th, 9-46 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 67 Conant st. Owned by C. Ward; loss, $17; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by H. Kogel, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 25th, 3-10 P. 31. Box 214. 
No. 4 Hunneman st. Owned by J. H. Hunneman heirs ; occupied by G. 
F. H. Markoe, as chemicals ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion of chemicals. 

Saturday, 25th, 5-04 P.M. Box 134. 
Bowen and E sts. Owned by W. E. Elliott; loss, $5; occupied by 
David Gavigan, as stable; originated on outside; cause, set by boys playing 
with matches. 

Saturday, 25th, 8-33 P. 31. Box 85. 
No. 83 Village st. Owned by W. H. Weld; loss, $2; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Timothy Cane, as dwelling; loss, $8; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 26th, 0-10 A. 31. Box 65. 
Rear of Lehigh st. Occupied by Boston and Albany R.R. freight car; 
loss, $200; cause, sparks from locomotive igniting freight car. 



36 City Document No. 93. 



Sunday, 26th, 8-08 A. 31. Box 142. 

No. 363 West First st. Owned by C. S. Nichols; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 27th, 5 A.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Owned by F. L. Ames; insurance, $131,000; occupied by 
H. M. Hartshorn, as hotel; insurance, $3-1,000; originated in basement; 
cause, spontaneous combustion in sawdust. 

Monday, 27th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

Norfolk st. Owned by Geo. A. Fisher; loss, $50; occupied by Geo. A. 
Fisher, as dwelling; originated on outside; cause, ignition of alcohol lamp. 

Monday, 27th, 10-59 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 40 Kneeland st. Owned by E. H. Whitney; loss, -$566; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by H. Goldstein et als., as tailor shop; loss, $292; insur- 
ance, $112,900; M. Murran et als., tailors; loss, $3,275; insurance, $1,100; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-52 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 1G0 Portland st. Owned by Sylvester Bowman; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by Bosworth & Howland, as paints, etc. ; insurance, $12,000 ; origi- 
nated on 5th floor ; cause, ignition of spirits. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-57 P.M. Box 124. 
West Third and A sts. Owned by T. K. and E. C. Neal; loss, $75; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by T. K. and E. C. Neal, as stable; loss, $25; 
insurance $2,500 ; originated on outside ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 30th, 4-06 P.M. Box 341. 
No. 349 Commercial st. Owned by Frank King; loss, $120; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by E. Fitzgerald et als., as dwelling; insurance, $800; 
originated in basement; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 7-27 P.M. Box 37. 
No. 220 State st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 30th, 8-45 P. 31. Box 215. 
No. 20 Burke st. Owned by James Minehin ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,255; occupied by P. Doyle, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 31st, 3-21 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 41 Ferry st. Owned by C. W. Ayers beirs ; loss, $16; insurance, 
$745 ; occupied by several parties, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $3 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, cigar thrown in sawdust. 

Friday, 31st, 9-21 A.M. Box 628. 
Nos. 169 and 171 Sumner st. Owned by Joseph Whorley; loss, $280; 
insurance, $795; occupied by Joseph Whorley, as machinist; loss, $277; 
insurance, $1,755; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 31st, 11-09 P.M. Box 129. 
Dorchester ave. Owned by City of Boston. Cause, sparks from loco- 
motive igniting bridge. 



APPENDIX. 37 



SEPTEMBER. 

Saturday, 1st, 2-08 A. 31. Box 33. 

No. 11 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by State of Massachusetts; loss, $150; 
occupied by State of Massachusetts, as offices; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion in painters' cloths. 

Saturday, 1st, 9 P.M. Still. 

No. 162 Broadway. Owned by James Walker ; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by Henry Krey, as furnishing goods; loss, $38 ; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Sunday, 2d, 0-38 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 60 and 62 Fulton st. Owned by C. U. Cotting (trustee) ; loss, $426 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by H. F. Milliken, as furniture; loss, $542; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Spencer & Coggan, as hides, etc. ; P. Jacobs, 
as office ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 4-28 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 141 Blackstone st. Owned by Ira Wentworth ; occupied by D. S. 
Philbrook, as fruit store ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
cigars or matches among packing. 

Sunday, 2d, 6-42 P. 31. Still. 
No. 225 West Fourth st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 3d, 8-30 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 304 Washington st. Owned by Old South Church Corporation; loss, 
$152; insurance, $10,000; occupied by H. C. Litchfield, as fishing-poles; 
loss, $485; insurance, $4,800; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Monday, 3d, 8-34 P.M. Still. 

No. 45 West Third st. Owned by John Lally heirs ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Henry Bell et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 3d, 11-40 P.M. Box 462. 

Nos. 25 and 27 Frothingham st. Owned by W. Park; loss, $514; insur- 
ance, $875; owned by Lombard & Sons; loss, $5; occupied by J. F. Brown, 
as stable; loss, $860; insurance, $1,500; occupied by S. C. Currier, as 
stable; loss, $61; insurance, $3,500; originated on 1st floor, No. 25; ex- 
tended to No. 27 ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 10-20 A. 31. Box 642. 
Rear No. Ill Saratoga st. Owned by S. G. Kenney ; occupied by S. G. 
Kenney, as woodshed; originated on 1st floor; cause, carelessness in fumi- 
gating clothing. 

Wednesday, 5th, 0-41 A.M. Box 324. 
No. 6 Hamilton ave. Owned by H. A. Verge; loss, $350; insurance, 
$400; occupied by H. A. Verge, as carpenter; loss, $100; insurance, $100; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 5th, 2-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 620 Atlantic ave. Owned by Francis Hathaway. 
Remarks. — Sparks from plumber's furnace igniting awnings over win- 
dows ; loss, $80; no insurance. 



38 City Document No. 93. 

Wednesday, 5th, 8-07 P.M. Box 515. 
No. 83 Brookside ave. Owned by E. Jackson; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by C. Kaiser, as dwelling; insurance, $500; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-40 A.M. Box 547. 
Grove st. Owned by John Swank; loss, $500; insurance, $200; occu- 
pied by John Swank, as barn ; loss, $100 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 11-47 A.M. Still. 
No. 1173 Washington st. Owned by C. F. McClure; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by Wrn. M. Grant, stationery, etc. ; cause, hot ashes igniting barrel 
(in the yard). 

Thursday, 6th, 2-07 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 424 Tremont st. Owned by Dr. Swan; loss, $7; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Geo. Barnes et als., as bakery; insurance, $2,200; originated 
in basement; cause, sparks from bakers' oven. 

Friday, 7th, 7-10 A.M. Box 96. 

No. 33 Ferdinand st. Owned by John Watson; loss, $44; insurance, 

none; owned by Peter Murtagh ; loss, $50; insurance, $2,500; occupied by 

John Watson, as wood sheds ; occupied by Peter Murtagh, as wood-sheds; 

originated in shed of J. Watson ; extended to adjoining shed ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1th, 2 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 61 and 63 Clinton st. Owned by Quincy estate; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by J. Breck & Sons, as seed-store; loss, $75 ; insurance, $31,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of pipe, igniting burlap. 

Friday, 7th, 10-02 P.M. Box 121. 
No. 94 A st. Owned by Timothy Corcoran ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $1,800 ; 
occupied by Timothy Corcoran, as dwelling, etc.; loss, $14; insurance, 
originated in basement; cause, hot ashes from a pipe. 



Saturday, 8th, 9-10 P.M. Box 633. 
No. 4 Allen court. Owned by John Higgins ; loss, $46 ; insurance, 
occupied by John Higgins, as confectionery ; loss, $25 ; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Sunday, 9th, 0.24 A.M. Box 424. 
Jerome pl. Cause, slacking of lime. 

Monday, 10th, 3-52 A.M. Box 546. 
Cass st. Owned by J. A. Whittemore; loss, $66; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Wm. Kelley, as barn; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 10th, 10-17 A.M. Box 49. 
Remarks. — Automatic alarm given accidentally by an employee of A. 
Shuman & Co., Summer st. 

Monday, 10th, 2-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 657 Harrison ave. Owned by J. Finnegan ; occupied by Michael 
Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 9-10 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 45 Broadway. Owned by J. R. Spofford ; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by Thomas Landers, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated in basement; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 39 



Wednesday, 12th, 7-37 A. M. Box 634. 

No. 216 Havre st. Owned by M. Fitzgerald; loss, $11; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by J. McQuillan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches in clothing. 

Wednesday, 12th, 3-32 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 7 Green st. Owned by Mr. Bennett; occupied by H. M. Richards, 
as jeweller; insurance, $33,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of 
chemicals. 

Wednesday, 12th, 6-22 P.M. Box 129. 
Foundry st. Owned by Old Colony Railroad. 
Remarks. — Freight car ignited by sparks from locomotive ;.loss, $25. 

Thursday, 13th, 1-27 A.M. Box 41. 

No 12 and 14 Bromfield st. Owned by F. Ballard; loss, $955; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by H. Fitzmeyer, as hair jeweller; loss, $250; 
insurance, $500; occupied by C. J. Edmands, as artists' supplies; loss, 
$1,770; insurance, $15,900; occupied by M. J. O'Brion, as tailor; loss, 
$26; insurance, $500; occupied by S. B. Dearborn, as printer; loss, $50; 
insurance, $1,100; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-44, 8-51, 9-08h A.M. Box 47. 
No. 365 Atlantic ave. Owned by Secomb, Kehew, & Co. ; loss, $8,000; 
insurance, $9,500; owned by Benson heirs; loss, $594; insurance, $18,000; 
occupied by Secomb, Kehew, & Co., as oil store; loss, $5,677; insurance, 
$11,800; No. 361 Atlantic ave., occupied by T. C. Gerlach, as wines and 
liquors; loss, $2,500; insurance, $3,500; No. 363 Atlantic ave. occupied by 
T. Remick, as wools; loss, $1,100; insurance, $58,500; occupied by A. 
Emerson & Co., as cotton waste; loss, $1,815; insurance, $30,250; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 13th, 11-29 A.M. Box 632. 
Rear No. 78 Border st. Owned by R. F. Keough ; occupied by R. F. 
Keough, as shipwright and caulker; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Thursday, 13th, 4-19 P.M. Box 534. 
Brooks cor. Pine st. Owned by Edmund Vogler; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Edmund Vogler, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 1854 Washington st. Owned by T. G. Smith; occupied by Frank 
Laurylier, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 14th, 3-15 A.M. Box 416. 

Rear No. 27 Washington st. Owned by E. Sullivan; loss, $77; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Mary E. Ford, as dwelling; loss, $19; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 14th, 6-11, 6-16, 6-25 P.M. Box 69. 
Nos. 370 and 372 Albany st. Owned by Peter Brigham estate ; loss, $968 ; 
insurance, $18,750; occupied by Blacker & Shepard, as lumber wharf; loss, 
$7,176; insurance, $55,400; Nos. 388 and 390 Albany st. ; owned by J. W. 
Leatherbee; loss, $42; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J W. Leatherbee, 
as lumber wharf ; loss, $550; insurance, $6,500; occupied by E. Fitzgerald, 
as dwelling; loss, $40; occupied by Ira Theall, as dwelling; loss, $73; in- 
surance, $1,700; No. 374 Albany st. Owned by A. F. Leatherbee; loss, 
$200; occupied by A. F. Leatherbee, as lumber wharf; loss, $66,680; in- 
surance, $50,500; occupied by James Phelan, as dwelling; loss, $200; origi- 
nated on wharf No. 372 ; extended to adjoining property ; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 



40 City Document No. 93. 

Saturday, 15th, 8-03 P.M. Box 48. 

No. 154 Fedekal st. Owned by T. Harrington; loss, $2(35; insurance, 
810,000; occupied by Cole & Young, as restaurant; loss, $26; insurance, 
$200; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in painters' 
cloths. 

Saturday, loth, 11-10 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 1331 Tremont st. Owned by G. Nudd; loss, $8; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by I. Masse, as fancy goods; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Sunday, 16th, 2-54 A.M. Box 8. 

No. 15 So. Margin st. Owned by Owen Howard; insurance, $3,500; 
unoccupied; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 16th, 4-13 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 144 Tremont st. Owned by John R. Brewer; loss, $7; insur- 
ance, $60,000; occupied by F. B. Toppan, as artistic novelties; loss, $15; 
insurance, $20,000; originated in awning; cause, careless use of cigar 
thrown from window. 

Monday, 17th, 8-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 153 Cambridge st. Owned by Mary E. Hall; occupied by Max 
Cohen, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of kerosene 
stove. 

Monday, 17th, 9-24 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 588 E. Seventh st. Owned by Geo. E. Alden; loss, $55; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Benjamin Burgess, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 18th, 3-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 106 P st. Owned by Bacon heirs ; occupied by J. Cunningham, as 
bakery ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, ISth, 2-22 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 631 Shawmutave. Owned by George French; loss, $150; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Mrs. E. Phillips et als., as dwelling; insurance, $1,800; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-47 P.M. Box 633. 

No. 99 Chelsea st. Owned by Louis Ginsburg, loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by S. H. Borofsky, as dwelling; loss, $157; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless dropping of matches in clothing. 

Wednesday, 19th, 0-35 P. 31. Still. 
Bodwell st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 

Wednesday, 19th, 3-01 P.M. Box 413. 

No. 54 Washington st. Owned by R. H. Parker; occupied by S. E. 
Gould, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 20th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Pearl st. wharf. 

Remarks. — On board of Schooner N. Jones, owned by Captain John W. 
Perry, caused by the ignition of can of parafline varnish on stove; damage, 

$150. 



Appendix. 41 



Friday, 21st, 5-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 351 Washington st. Owned by Osborn heirs ; insurance, $4,000 ; oc- 
cupied by J. O. Connell et als., as plumber, etc.; insurance, $5,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 22d, 10-39 A.M. Box 56. 
No. 100 Utica st. Owned by Evans heirs; loss, $100; occupied by J. G. 
McCarter, as shoe findings ; loss, $177; insurance, $1,000; occupied by G. 
W. Richardson & Son, as wood-workers; loss, $15; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 22d, 1-08 P. 31. Box 273. 
Columbia st. Owned by Oakland Garden Assoc. ; loss, $1,142; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Chas. Gavett et als., as dwelling; loss, $150; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of gas from leaky pipe. 

Saturday, 22d, 11-30 P.M. Still, 
No. 127 High st. Owned by John H. Studley; occupied by John H. 
Studley, as dwelling; cause, smoky flue; no fire. 

Sunday, 23d, 0-27 P.M. Box 276. 
No. 2389 Washington st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 24th, 7-5S A.M. Box 81. 

No. 112 Appleton st. Owned by Charles W. Waitt; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by George Sloan, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated in 
basement; cause, ignition of kerosene. 

Monday, 24th, 1-23 P. 31. Still. 
Orleans st. Cause, bonfire set by boys in rubbish. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-12 A.3I. Box 19. 
No. 89 Travers st. Owned by Hackett estate ; occupied by John Ken- 
nedy, as blacksmith; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
forge. 

Tuesday, 25th, 11-49 A. 31. Box 355. 
No. 52 Evans st. Owned by O. J. Gallagher; loss, $450; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by O. J. Gallagher, as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of paper too near the stove. 

Tuesday, 25th, 3-56 P. 31. Still. 
No. 255 Highland st. Owned by D. Dineen; occupied by J. R. Powers, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 25th, 8-09 P.31. Box 48. 

No. 42 High st. Owned by C. Evans estate; loss, $713; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by several firms, as leather goods ; loss, $1,074 ; insurance, 
$3,500; loss, $100; insurance, $11,700; originated on 4th floor; cause, mice 
and matches. 

Wednesday, 26th, 11-22 A.M. Still. 
No. 121 High st. Owned by William Nagle ; loss, $40 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by William Nagle, as dwelling; loss, $125; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of match igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 26th, 3-20 P.31. Still. 
No. 6 Ward court. Owned by Joseph Osgood; loss, $118; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. Ryan, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 



42 City Document No. 93. 



Wednesday, 26th, 8-05 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 38 Sawyer st. Owned by Simon Barnard; occupier) by Michael 
Jacobs, as dwelling; insurance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of matches. 



Thursday, 27th, 9-42 A.M. Box 253. 



False alarm. 



Thursday, 27th, 9.30 P.M. Box 62. 
Park sq. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 28th, 11-18 A.M. Still. 

No. 4 Gould court. Owned by Mary Lyons; occupied by Mary Lyons, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 28th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 1074 Tremont st. Owned by Henry Leear; occupied by Daniel 
Burnhard, as dwelling, etc. ; insurance, $4,000; originated in basement; cause, 
kerosene lamp igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 29th, 7-27 A.M. Still. 
Park sq. Owned by O.C. R.R. Corporation; loss, $340; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by O.C. R.R. Corporation, as depot; originated on roof; 
cause, wood-work igniting from hot-air flue. 

Saturday, 29th, 9-36 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 18 Oxford st. Owned by Mrs. Turnbull ; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Eliza Ball, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000 ; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 29th, 6-23 P. 31. Box 421. 

Short Water st. Owned by Flint & Hall; loss, $1,140; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by East India Bedding Co., as storehouse; loss, $470; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Dennett Bros., as laundry; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Drew & Foster, as paint-shop; loss, $215; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 7-13 P.M. Still. 

No. 165 West Broadway. Owned by J. Cole heirs; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by Thos. McEnnis, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 



OCTOBER. 

Monday, 1st, 9-12 P.M. Still. 
Federal and Kneeland sts. Cause, electric wires igniting pole and 
cross-arm. 

Monday, 1st, 9-59 P.M. Box 23. 
No. 9 Crescent pl. Owned by C. H. Parker; loss, $40; occupied by 
Rozen & Cohen, as cork factory; loss, $734; insurance, $2,900; originated in 
basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-28, 5-34 P.M. Box 461. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Geo. S. Kendall, as saloon; loss, $500; occupied by A. 
T. Colburn, as harnesses; loss, $240; insurance, $800; occupied by I. W. 
Hamlitt, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance, $250; occupied by Haitt & Casey, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor, No. 525; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 43 



Wednesday, 3d, 7-04 A.M. Still. 

No. 24 Winchester st. Owned by C. O'Leary; loss, $30; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by C. O'Leary, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated in base- 
ment; cause, building fire with kerosene. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Hannah Hannon was fatally burned while attempting to 
light the fire with kerosene. 

Thursday, 4th, 3-40 A. M. Still. 
No. 245 D st. Owned by E. Brainard heirs; loss, $24; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by J. Nelligan, as plumber; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from plumber's furnace. 

Thursday, 4th, 6-07 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 182 Causeway st. Owned by L. Lovejoy & Co. ; occupied by L. Love- 
joy & Co., as lumber wharf; loss, $15; insurance, $23,500; originated on the 
wharf; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 4th, 3-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 22 Yarmouth st. Owned by Mrs. J. Davis; insurance, $5,000; oc- 
cupied by S. T. Tetford, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, building fire with kerosene. 

Thursday, 4th, 5-05 P. M. Still. 
No. 25 Sudbury st. Cause, needless automatic. (Martini Wilson.) 

Thursday, 4th, 7 P.M. Still. 

No. 89 Church st. Owned by M. O'Donnell heirs; loss, $4; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Alex. Goode, as blacksmith; loss, $2; originated in base- 
ment; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 4th, S-59 P. M. Still. 
No. 1842 Washington st. Owned by A. Laurence heirs; occupied by A. 
R. Upton, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of plumber's 
furnace. 

Thursday, 4th, 11-45 P. M. Still. 
No. 695 Centre st. Cause, hot ashes in barrel in yard. 

Friday, 5th, 7-05 P. M. Still. 
No. 261 Boylston st. Owned by L. B. Greenleaf; loss, $120; insurance* 
$15,000; occupied by J. C. Balderston, as dwelling; loss, $280; insurance, 
$8,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Friday, 5th, 9-25 P.M. Box 25. 
No. 183 Cambridge st. Owned by Parkman heirs ; loss, $75 ; occupied 
by Margaret Shannon, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 1-30 A.M. Still. 
Spectacle Island. Owned by G. Wilkinson; loss, $4,507; insurance, 
$4,700; occupied by Dole Fertilizing Co., as factory ; loss, $14,606; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 6th, 6-34, 6-55, 7-37 P.M. Box 47. 
Nos. 411 and 413 Atlantic ave. Owned by Franklin King; loss, $2,394 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Beach & Co., as dyestuffs ; loss, $3,607 
insurance $38,500; occupied by E. J. Waterhouse, as leathers; loss, $2,998 
insurance, $6,900; occupied by W. S. Waterhouse, as leathers; loss, $4,989 
insurance, $5,500; occupied by George Gill, as leathers; loss, $1,949; insur 
ance, $8,500; occupied by E. D. Pratt & Co., as leathers; loss, $7,000; in- 
surance, $12,133; originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated, stove-pipe 
igniting wood-work. 



44 City Document No. 93. 



Tuesday, 9th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 360 Main st. Owned by J. J. McCarthy ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by J. J. McCarthy, as dwelling; loss, $29; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-38 P.M. Box 331. 
Hancock st. Cause, setting fire to wagon of kerosene peddler. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-31 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Travers st. Owned by G. Caledone ; occupied by M. Markes, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-55 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 221 Main st. Owned by N. Robbins heirs; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by H. W. Dunmore, as variety store; loss, $500; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on roof ; cause, kerosene lamp igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 9th, 11-29 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 213£ Commercial st. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Peter Eldridge, as shipping office; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 10th, 0-12 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 2 Fakwbll ave. Owned by F. Stone ; occupied by W. F. McGonagle, 
as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, plumber's pot igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-40 P.M. Box 633. 
Nos. 61 to 65 Meridian st. Owned by George Eager; loss, $379; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Mrs. E. Caro, as variety store; loss, $555; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Joseph Caro, as dwelling, etc.; loss, $35; 
insurance, $500; occupied by Curtis Bros. & Co., as confectionery ; loss, $25; 
insurance, $600 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 10th, 8-28 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 134 Cross st. Owned by F. H. Raymond; loss, $74; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mowry & Phillips, as foundry; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, sparks from crucible. 

Thursday, 11th, 9-20 A.M. Box 14. 
No. 345 North st. Owned by Tremere heirs ; loss, $6; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by D. Eflalio, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
explosion of gasoline stove. 

Thursday, 11th, 2-03 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 439 Albany st. Owned by Hinckley Locomotive Co. ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $225,000; occupied by Hinckley Locomotive Co., as foundry; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-16 P.M. Still. 
No. 35 West st. Owned by Temple Club; loss, $26; insurance, $27,000; 
occupied by Temple Club et als., as club-room, etc.; insurance, $9,000; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, ignition of wood over boiler. 

Friday, 12th, 5-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 491 Washington st. Owned by Blake heirs; loss, $5; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by John Medina, as hair store; insurance, $6,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, electric-light wires. 



Appendix. 45 



Saturday, 13th, 7-20, 7-32 A.M. Box 845. 
North Beacon st. Owned by Hiram Barker; loss, $2,436; insurance, 
$3,600; occupied by Hollis Dressed Meat Co., as factory; loss, $6,966; in- 
surance, $30,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated dryer. 

Saturday, 13th, 3-28 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 35 Central sq. Owned by E. Brock heirs ; occupied by A. J. Heck- 
man, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
stove. 

Sunday, 14th, 10-26 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 10 Ferry st. Owned by Traine estate; occupied by J. and T. 
Folen, as furniture store ; insurance, $6,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 15th, 3-06 P.M. Still. 
Rutherford ave. 

Remarks. — Fire in pile of husks on the dump, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 16th, 2-58 P.M. Box 421. 

Chelsea and Joiner sts. Owned by P. O'Riordan ; loss, $210; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Henry Lewis, as hotel; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of matches igniting oil. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 1697 Washington st. Owned by H. B. Williams; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $200,000; unoccupied; originated on 5th floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 17th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Hull court. Owned by Sosseno & Cunio ; loss, $43 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by L. Cavagnaro, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, hot coals from charcoal furnace. 

Thursday, 18th, 1-55 A. 31. Box 7. 
Nos. 2 to 8 Elder pl. Owned by Michael Shea; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. F. Holland et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor, No. 8 ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 18th, 7-09 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 14 Dunstable st. Owned by Winchester heirs ; occupied by J. M. 
Lord, as furniture; loss, $104; insurance, $3,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 7-15 P. 31. Still. 
No. 36 Norman st. Owned by G. Tinkham ; loss, $39 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by H. Cohen, as dwelling; loss, $350; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 19th, 0-09 A.M. Box 453. 
No. 504 Medford st. Owned by Thomas Feeley; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Thomas Feeley, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 
2d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 520 Harrison ave. Owned by Danvers Savings Bank; occupied by 
Emerson Piano Co., as factory; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 



46 City Document No. 93. 



Saturday, 20th, 9-28, 9-40, 10-14 A.M. Box 14. 

N os. 37 and 38 Lewis wharf. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation ; loss, 
$6,664; insurance, $75,000; occupied by Lombard & Sons, as office, etc.; 
loss. $255; insurance, $750; occupied by Mrs. F. Lombard, as furniture; 
loss, $568; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Mann, as machinery; loss, 
$300; occupied by R. B. Storer, as flax; loss, $938; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Clifford Cartrevas, as sponges, etc.; loss, $2,400; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Barry, Thayer, & Co., as cotton; loss, $361 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Chas. Boyce, as flax; loss, $154; insurance, $350; 
occupied by L. Beebee & Sons, as cotton; loss, $2,218; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Chilton Manufacturing Co., as machinery; loss, $934; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by C. W. Clements (trustee), as leather; loss, 
$9,500; insurance, $121,000; occupied by N. W. Rice & Co., as kips; loss, 
$3,968; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Standard Cordage Co., as cordage; 
loss, $18,565; insurance, 29,000; occupied by Stickney & Poor, as ginger; 
occupied by Chas. Markell, as ginger; insurance, $500; occupied by^Sewell 
& Day Cordage Co., as hemp; loss, $2,800; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
Everett National Bank, as hides ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by Boston 
Dyewood & Chemical Co., as dyestuffs ; loss, $16,257; insurance, $60,000; 
occupied by H. C. Thacher & Co., as cotton; insurance, $38,000; occupied 
by Curtis Davis & Co., as tallow; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Linder & 
Meyer, as storage; loss, $336; insurance, $300; occupied by N.E. & Savan- 
nah S.S. Co., as electric apparatus; insurance, $1,600; occupied by Hutch- 
ins & Kitchen, as wool; loss, $1,600; insurance, $23,000; occupied by C. H. 
Stearns et als., as liquors; loss, $493; insurance, $3,600; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, supposed careless use of pipe. 

Remarks. — C. E. Phoenix and H. A. Fox, of Engine No. 25, were injured 
by falling slate, and T. J. Lannery, of the same company, was overcome by 
smoke and sent home. 

Sunday, 21st, 3 A.M. Box 371. 
Clayton st. Owned by J. H. Bufforcl & Sons; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by J. H. Bufford & Sons, as lithographers; loss, $613; insurance, 
$19,750; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 21st, 3-33 P.M. Still. 
No. 39 Green st. Owned by A. Brown heirs; loss, $146; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by T. C. Butler, as hotel; loss, $35; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by A. L. Lake, as saloon; loss, $38; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe** 

Sunday, 21st, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Trenton st. Owned by H. B. Crandell ; loss, $82; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. R. Grady, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Sunday, 21st, 8-19 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 194 Pleasant st. Owned by James Stevenson; loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by D. D. Pickard et als., as grocery, etc. ; loss, $11 ; 
insurance, $1,800; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 22d, 1-08 P. M. Box 254. 
Terrace, cor. of Heath st. Owned by Reuter & Co. ; occupied by 
Reuter & Co., as brewery; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 22d, 8-09 P.M. Box 548. 
No. 321 Lamartine st. Owned by Clara B. Woolls ; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by George S. Eayrs, as dwelling; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



Appendix. 47 



Tuesday, 23d, 2-05 A. 31. Still. 
No. 957 Tremont st. Owned by Luther Farwell ; occupied by Wm. H. 
Kelley, as liquors; originated on 1st floor; cause, bags igniting from hot 
stove. 

Tuesday, 23d, 2-34 A.M. Box 854. 

Market st. Owned by B. Berrigan ; insurance, $2,000; unoccupied 
stable; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-14 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 15 Richmond st. Owned by Mercantile Wharf Corporation; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by East St. Louis Dressed Beef Co.; originated on 
1st floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 23d, 0-06 P.M. Box 634. 
No. 40 Bennington st. Owned by M. Josselyn heirs ; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $1,250; occupied by J. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated 
on 3d flq,or ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 0-12 P. 31. Box 528. 

Washington st. Owned by P. J. McNulty; loss, $463; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by P. J. McNulty, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 5-47, 5-50 P. 31. Box 14. 
No. 254 Commercial st. Owned by Patrick Bergan ; loss, $335 ; insur- 
ance, 86,000; occupied by Assner & Novisky, as cigar factory; loss, $3,321 ^ 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Wm. Farrell & Co., as liquors; loss, $50; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
stove. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 44 Bolton st. Owned by James McCarthy; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by J. McCarthy et als., as wood-sheds; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 25th, 6-29 P. 31. Box 24. 

No. 16 Parkman st. Owned by J. A. Murphy; loss, $51; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. A. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 26th, 1-58 A. 31. Box 276. 
No. 121 Dudley st. Owned by J. J. Soren; occupied by H. H. Collins, 
as storage ; cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 

Friday, 26th, 8-30 A.3I. Box 136. 

East First and K sts. Owned by Fiske, Coleman, & Co. ; occupied by 
Fiske, Coleman, & Co., as fire-brick; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated oven. 

Friday, 26th, 2-54 P. 31. Box 46. 

No. 6 Oliver st. Owned by W. G. Miller; insurance, $29,000; occu- 
pied by Kendall Manfg. Co., as factory; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, ignition of kettle of stove-polish. 

Friday, 26th, 5-13 P. M. Box 45. 
No. 86 Federal st. Owned by Jonas Fitch estate ; occupied by various 
firms, as stores, etc. ; cause, cigar or match thrown in rubbish in elevator 
well. 



48 City Document No. 93. 

Friday, 26th, 5-19 P.M. Still. 
No. 1280 Tremont st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 26th, 8-44 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 12 Hanover ate. Owned by Silverman and Greenstein ; loss, $28; 
insurance, $4,500; occupied by Caroline Anderson, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp igniting bed. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Caroline Anderson was severely burned by her night- 
clothes taking fire. 

Friday, 26th, 9-50 P.M. Box 541. 

Neponset ave. Owned by R. H. White ; loss, $250; insurance, $250; 
occupied by R. H. White, as stable; loss, $540; insurance, $750; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 27th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 382 Longwood ave. Owned by L. E. Davis ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by E. E. Snow, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, defec- 
tive furnace. 

Saturday, 27th, 8-39 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 5 Moon-st. court. Owned by Thomas Brophy; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $1,920; occupied by G. Tamnorror, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from charcoal furnace. 

Monday, 29th, 8-05 A.M. Box 43. 
No. 1 Bedford pi,. Owned by J. A. Jones; loss, $38; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Jordan, Marsh, & Co., as storage; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 29th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Silver st. Owned by Wm. B. Mendum ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mrs. Morgan et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-02 A.M. Box 155. 
No. 7 Jay st. Owned by Delano & Little; loss, $50; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Geo. Lynch, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 30th, 1-18 P.M. Box 461. 
Main st. Cause, alarm accidentally given by fire-alarm employee. 

Tuesday, 30th, 2-24 P. M. Box 227. 
No. 52 George st. Owned by Conrad Zeigler; loss, $366; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by P. A. Taschler et als., as dwelling; loss, $95; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 30th, 5-17 P.M. Box 648. 

Glendon st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; loss, $580; insurance, $950; oc- 
cupied by Glendon Co., as paint shop; loss, $5,227; insurance, $2,604; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 30th, 5-54 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 27 Cherry st. Owned by Wm. Hyland ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Sarah McCormack, as dwelling; loss, $45 ; originated 
in basement ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 49 



Tuesday, 30th, 6-02 P.M. Box 718. 
No. 221 Washington st. Owned by Price estate; loss, $170; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by C. & J. W. Bobbins, as law office; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 30th, 6-33 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 221 Washington st. Owned by Price estate ; occupied by C. & J. 
W. Bobbins, as law offices; originated on 2d floor; cause, rekindling of 
embers. 

Tuesday, 30th, 7-41 P. M. Box 535. 
Eldredge st. Owned by Geo. H. Woods. Cause, incendiary fire in 
hay-stack; loss, $40. 

Wednesday, 31st, 5-54 P.M. Box 91. 
No. 49 Charlestown st. Owned by Francis Fiske ; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by A. Doering, agent, as mouldings; loss, $1,181; 
insurance, $8,125; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 



NOVEMBER. 



Thursday, 1st, 0-58 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 89 to 95 Richmond st. Owned by Daniel Goodnow; loss, $1,403; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Geo. E. Read, as furniture ; loss, $8,364 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by Ordway Manfg. Co., as furniture; loss, $125; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Orpin Bros. ; loss, $767; insurance, $6,050; 
originated in basement; cause, mice and matches 

Thursday, 1st, 1-38 A.M. Box 56. 
No. 211 South st. Owned by C. J. Driscoll; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. J. Doyle et als., as liquors, etc.; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 1st, 3-24 A. M. Box 113. 
Nos. 179 and 181 West First st. Owned by W. P. Stone & Co; loss, 
$1,000; insurance, $1,000. No. 181 West Third st. Owned by Ddolittle & 
Pennell; loss, $200; insurance, $4,000. No. 179 W. Third st. Occupied by 
W. P. Stone &Co., as wheelwrights; loss, $1,816; insurance, $2,000. No. 
181 West Third st. Occupied by Doolittle & Pennell, as wagon-sheds; loss, 
$85; insurance, $7,000; originated on 1st floor No. 179; extended to No. 
181 ; cause, supposed friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 1st, 10-28 P.M. Box 27 6. 
Nos. 25 to 29 Roxbdry st. Owned by H. S. Lawrence; loss, $692; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Wm. Sullivan, as horse-shoer; loss, $25; occu- 
pied by James Nugent, as paint-shop; loss, $500; occupied by A.. Hoefling, 
as sewing-machines; loss, $25; insurance, $150; occupied by E. Powers, as 
dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, $500; originated in paint-shop, 'No. 25; 
extended to No. 27 and No. 29 ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2d, 1-11 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 55 North Centre st. Owned by Silas Pierce estate; occupied by 
Francis Batchelder, as market; originated in basement; cause, explosion of 
gasoline lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 1-09 A. M. Box 53. 
No. 585 Washington st. Owned by A. Shuman; loss, 1,500; insurance, 
$49,763; occupied by Chas. Green et als., as clothing, etc.; loss, $2,250; 
insurance, $74,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



50 City Document No. 93. 



Saturday, 3d, 10-35 A. 31. Box 843. 

No. 15 Wicklow st. Owned by Patrick Roach ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Patrick Poach et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, boiling over kettle of fat. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-27 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 49 Summer st. Owned by Tufts College; loss, $1,053; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by C. S. Marston, as clothing; loss, $19,811; insurance, 
$67,500; occupied by G. W. Poor, as tailor; loss, $598; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Haley & Cutter, as trunks, bags, etc. ; insurance, $14,000; orig- 
inated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

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

Arnold and Weld sts. Rubbish on vacant land ignited from some un- 
known cause. 

Monday, 5th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Ashland pl. Owned by Mrs. E. L. Savage ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by E. H. Harris, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Tuesday, 6th, 10-34 P.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 115 and 117 Hanover st. Owned by Second National Bank ; loss, 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by E. Myers, as hats and caps ; loss, 
$1,860; insurance, $7,200; originated in basement; cause, goods ignited 
from overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 7th, 3-17 A. 31. Box 4. 
No. 113 Haverhill st. Owned by O. R. Whiting; loss, $470; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by G. Nagle, as liquors; loss, $900; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by M. Dinneen, as wood-turner; loss, $263; insurance, $500; occu- 
pied by Nagle & Roe, as desk manufactory ; loss, $181 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — No. 94 Haverhill St., owned by C. E. Cotting, trustee, was 
damaged by water to the amount of $14; insurance, $13,500. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 

Rolling Mill wharf. Cause, spontaneous combustion in pile of coal; 
loss, $25. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-42 A. 31. Box 772. 
Rice School building. Cause, false alarm given by boys. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-10 A. 31. Still. 
No. 21 Monument st. Owned by J. J. Costello ; loss, $15; occupied by 
Mrs. Knights, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 8th, 9-50 A. 31. Still. 
No. 9 West st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $25; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Page & Shaw, as confectioners ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $7,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 8th, 4-58 P. 31. Still. 
Hoosac Tunnel docks. Cause unknown, automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 8th, 11-18 P. 31. Box 71. 
No. 478 Tremont st. Owned by Stephen G. Allen; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by F. M. Hines et als., us dwelling, etc.; insurance, $500; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 



Appendix. 51 



Friday, 9th, 4-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Maverick sq. Owned by Sturtevant heirs ; occupied by W. Snel- 
ling, as hardware, etc.; loss $25; insurance, $12,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting wood- work. 

Friday, 9th, 8-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Crescent pl. Owned by Abbie A. Harding; occupied by Rozen & 
Cohen, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp. 

Saturday. 10th, 5-37 P.M. Box 28. 

Nos. 19 and 20 North Market st. Owned by Jonathan French; loss, 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Bennet, Rand, & Co., as produce; 
loss, $150; insurance, $2,500; originated on 3d floor ; cause, supposed mice 
and matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-54 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 201 Hanover st. Owned by Clinton Viles ; loss, $275; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by E. A. Hooper & Co., as furniture; loss, $1,196; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by White, Holman, & Co., as chairs; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by W. F. Witherell & Co., as grocers; loss, $36; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by A. Susser, as clothing; loss, $57; insurance, $3,000; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 10th, 6-05 P. 31. Box 48. 
No. 572 Atlantic ave. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 10th, 11-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Rockingham pl. Owned by Henry Kenney heirs ; occupied by 
Win. Fitzsimmons, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 11th, 3-55 A.M. Box 49. 

No. 26 Summer st. Owned by Mason & Parker, trustees; loss, $304; 
insurance, $150,000; occupied by Plimpton, Fiske, & Co., et als., as millinery, 
etc.; loss, $650; insurance, $89,250; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from electric-light wires. 

Sunday, 11th, 11-46 A. 31. Box 7. 
No. 28 Auburn st. Owned by E. H. Hackett; occupied by M. H. Flaggs, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 11th, 3-27 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 64 Warrenton st. Owned by Annie Cummings heirs; loss, $101; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by S. A. Cole, as dwelling; loss, $50; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 11th, 4-12 P.M. Box 92. 
No. 18 Cumberland st. Cause, needless alarm; smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 11th, 7-03 P. 31. Still. 
Foundry st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

3fonday, 12th, 4-48 P. 31. Still. 
No. 69 Meridian st. Owned by J. E. Kean ; occupied by M. Caro, as 
variety store; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 13th, 9-50 A.3I. Still. 
Perkins st. Cause, explosion of carboy of vitriol on freight car on 
B. & M. Railroad; loss on car, $25; loss on contents, $20; no insurance. 



52 City Document No. 93. 



Tuesday, 13th, 10-13 A.M. Box 88. 
No. 20 Berwick pk. Owned by Nathan Waxman ; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Nathan Waxman, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; originated in 
basement ; cause, lumber on furnace igniting. 

Tuesday, 13th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 156 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by Samuel Elliott ; occupied by E. C. 
Ellis, as dwelling; loss, $121; insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, sparks from open grate. 

Tuesday, 13th, 0-46 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 55 Charlestown st. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell, trustee ; loss, 
$331; insurance, $12,500; occupied by A. Leavitt, as organ keys; loss, 
$195; insurance, $500; occupied by fm, Highton & Sons, as registers, 
loss, $113; insurance, $7,800; occupied by G. W. Bent & Co., as mantel 
beds; loss, $350; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. H. Wiley, as paint mill; 
loss, $200; insurance, $4,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, hot stove 
igniting shavings on floor. 

Tuesday, 13th, 9-29 P.M. Box 428. 
Mystic wharf. Owned by Mystic Wharf Corp'n ; occupied by M3'stic 
Wharf Corp'n, as freight-house; loss, $225 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
sparks from locomotive igniting cotton. 

Wednesday, 14th, 0-01 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 140 West Fifth st. Owned by Wm. Saunders; occupied by Wm. 
Saunders, as carpenter; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove- 
pipe. 

Wednesday, 14th, 0-10 P.M. Still. 
Cause, call for assistance from Milton. 

Wednesday, 14th, 8-14 P.M. Box 461. 

West End Railroad Stables. Cause, accidentally pressing button of 
auxiliary alarm system. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 2 and 4 Rutherford ave. Owned by Bradford heirs ; occupied by 
Mary Parcell, as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. Owned by Augustus Myers ; occupied by H. E. 
Davison, as dwelling; insurance, $400; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 15th, 3-23 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 73 Haverhill st. Owned by Roby estate; occupied by Geo. E. 
Messer & Co., as parlor brackets; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of 
naphtha gas from lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 4-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 150 Huntington ave. Owned by W. E. Benedict; occupied by 
W. E. Benedict, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, kerosene lamp 
igniting wooden box. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Murray pl. Owned by David Flynn ; loss, $55 ; insurance, $500; 
occupied by T. Stewart, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated ou 3d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 53 

Friday, 16th, 1-52 A.M. Box 461. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 16th, 6-16h A.M. Box 25. 
No. 166 Cambridge st. Owned by F. W. Wadwell; loss, #290; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Wah Hing, as laundry; loss, $50; originated in 
basement; cause, clothes taking fire from stove. 

Friday, 16th, 11-41 A.M. Box 432. 
No. 40 Walker st. Owned by W. C. Rogers ; occupied by S. Smith, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes igniting barrel. 

Saturday, 17th, 10-13 A.M. Still. 
No. 212 Beacon st. Owned by W. R. Robeson ; occupied by W. R. 
Robeson, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 18th, 3-20 P.M. Box 98. 
No. 180 Chester pk. Owned by Edwin E. Wilcock; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by E. E. Wilcock, as dwelling; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 10-31 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 255 Tremont st. Owned by J. T. Eldredge et als.; loss, $15; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by V. Winchell e< als., as hotel, etc.; loss, 
$34 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting 
window-curtain. 

Monday, 19th, 8-49 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 232 North st. Owned by Matthew Keeny; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by several families, as dwellings ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 19th, 9-03 A. 31. Box 52. 
No. 127 Summer st. Owned by Mrs. Amos Lawrence; insurance, 
$65,000; occupied by Pierce & Son et als., as boots, shoes, etc. ; insurance, 
$21,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 19th, 10-16 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 171 Eliot st. Owned by Wm. Brown; insurance, $30,000; 
occupied by John Stewart, as dining-saloon ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
burning of rags on range. 

Tuesday, 20th, 10-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 868 East Fourth st. Owned by Gilbert Williams ; occupied by 
several families, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children play- 
ing with matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 6-53 P.M. Box 34. 
No. 26 Chambers st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 20th, 8-10 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 88 Richmond st. Owned by Freeman J. Doe ; loss, $330; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Thomas Hussey & Co., as mattresses; loss, $400; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion of 
oily cotton. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-17 P.M. Box 51. 
No. 55 High st. Owned by D. L. Webster et als.; loss, $2,713; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by McKay & Bigelow, as boot heels; loss, $3,510; 
insurance, $3,500; occupied by D. L. Webster & Co., as shoe findings; loss, 
$8,575; insurance, $85,000; occupied by Lynch Bros, et als. ; loss, $180; 
insurance, $12,350; originated on 5th floor; cause, supposed overheated 
stove-pipe. 



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Wednesday, 21st, 3-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 285 West Fourth st. Owned by John J. Finnegan; loss, $'35; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by C. Sweeney, as dwelling; originated on 4th 
floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 51 Troy st. Owned by R. Hollings & Co.; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by R. Hollings & Co., as gas fixtures; insurance, $25,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, electric-light wires. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-16 P.M. Box 324. 
Olney-st. pl. Owned by Timothy Gleavy; loss, $425; insurance, $400; 
occupied by Timothy Gleavy, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, supposed overheated stove. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-10 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 210 Beacon st. Owned by F. Briggotti et als.; loss, $211; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by F. Briggotti et als., as wood-sheds; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden barrel. 

Friday, 23d, 1-40 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 9 Lowell st. Cause, rubbish igniting in furnace pipes. 

Friday, 23d, 3-35 P.M. Box 823. 

Western ave. Owned by J. A. Hathaway ; occupied by Clifton Manufg. 
Co., as factory; cause, friction of machinery. 

Friday, 23d, 5-16 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 135 Leverett st. Owned by R. Morrison; insurance, $5,000; oc- 
cupied by Mrs. Ahern, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, ignition of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 23d, 8-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 335 Chelsea st. Owned by Ellen Connelly ; occupied by Ellen 
Connelly, as sheds; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-54 A. 31. Box 419. 

No. 220 Rutherford ave. Owned by Gillett & Co. ; occupied by Gillett 
& Co., as furniture; cause, needless alarm. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-25 P. M. Still. 
No. 347 Shawmut ave. Owned by Mrs. A. Bartlett; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by S. Pendell, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated in base- 
ment; cause, gas explosion. 

Saturday, 24th, 6-25 P. M. Still. 
No. 153 Paris st. Owned by Dennis McCarthy ; occupied by Mr. Don- 
ovan, as store, etc. ; originated on first floor ; cause, upsetting stove. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-21, 7-43 P.M. Box 813. 
Brighton ave. Owned by Morss & Whyte; loss, $13,386; insurance, 
$24,700; occupied by Morss & Whyte, as factory; loss, $8,114; insurance, 
$8,300; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 25th, 5-02 P.M. Box 47. 
Cause, needless alarm. 



Appendix. 55 



Sunday, 25th, 8-38, 8-45 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 12 Longwood ave. Owned by James McDonald; loss, $262; in- 
surance, $300 ; occupied by Joseph Alves, as dwelling; loss, $671; insur- 
ance, $700; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective stovepipe. 

Monday, 26th, 3-11 A.M. Box 112. 
No. 216 Foundry st. Owned by J. M. Jones; loss, $846; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, $75; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Monday, 26th, 8-37 A.M. Box 45. 
No. 40 Arch st. Owned by J. M. Sears ; occupied by Postal Telegraph 
Co., as office; loss, $1,000; originated on roof; cause, electric wires igniting 
structures. 

Monday, 26th, 2-15 P. M. Box 57. 
No. 75 Harvard st. Owned by Kate Sullivan; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by John Callahan, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 26th, 6-40 P. 31. Still. 

No. 147 Beach st. Owned by Wm. S. Hills; insurance, $4,500; occu- 
pied by A. C. Judkins, as wheelwright; insurance, $2,500; originated in 
switch-box on building ; cause, electric wires igniting wood-work. 

Monday, 26th, 6-49 P.M. Box 86. 
No. 1640 Washington st. Owned by C. McCarthy; insurance, $48,000; 
occupied by C. McCarthy, as furniture; insurance, $50,000; originated in 
basement; cause, ignition of oily rags. 

Tuesday, 27th, 3-50 P.M. Box 325. 
No. 25 Dickens st. Owned by John McLaughlin; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by John McLaughlin, as dwelling; insurance, $400; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 149 Cambridge st. Owned by W. P. Bowditch ; occupied by H. 
Sheffeen, as gents' furnishing goods ; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet 
igniting goods. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-40 P.M. Still. ' 
No. 400 Federal st. Owned by Julius Adams ; loss, $2 ; occupied by 
A. C. Wellington Coal Co., as stables; originated on roof; cause, electric 
wires igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 28th, 3-10 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 4 Ward st. Owned by Anton Hart; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by Mrs. P. Steffens, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
careless smoking in bed. 

Wednesday, 28th, 7 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 Bremen st. Owned by D. B. Folts ; loss, $12; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Sarah Curran, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 2-44 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 64 Utica st. Owned by R. G. Monks et als.; loss, 297; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Frank Lentine, as saloon; loss, $1,850; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Wm. C. Cooledge, as grocer; loss, $330; insurance, 
$3,150; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



56 City Document No. 93. 



Thursday, 29th, 5-47 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 80 Essex st. Owned by Brice S. Evans; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by R. H. Archibald, as dwelling; loss, $23; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by E. E. Sargent et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $38; in- 
surance, $1,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 6-38 P.M. Box 535. 

Eldkedge st. Owned by Geo. H. Woods ; cause, incendiary ; loss on hay- 
stack, $20 ; no insurance. 

Friday, 30th, 6-18 P.M. Still. 
No. 97 Silver st. Owned by Wm. McLouglin; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,000; rear owned by Wm. Dempsey; loss, $15; insurance, $800; occu- 
pied by Wm. McLouglin, as dwelling; occupied by Peter Harrington, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor, No. 97; extended to building in rear; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Friday, 30th, 6-18 P. 31. Box 48. 
No. 209 Federal st. Owned by Hecht Bros.; loss, $1,000; insur- 
ance, $74,000; occupied by Hecht Bros. & Co., as wools; insurance, $285,- 
500; occupied by A. E. Barter et als., as fruits, etc.; loss, $967; insurance, 
$21,300. 



DECEMBER. 



Saturday, 1st, 1-15 A.M. Box 58. 
No. 412 Federal st. Owned by A. C. Wellington Coal Co.; loss, $20; 
occupied by A. C. Wellington Coal Co., as boiler-room; originated on wharf; 
cause, defective boiler setting. 

Saturday, 1st, 11-04 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 182 I st. Owned by W. R. Clark; loss, $17; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by J. Umansky, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 1st, 11-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 510 Washington st. Owned by Barnes estate; loss, $65; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied by G. C. Newhall, as toys, etc. ; insurance, $2,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, defective furnace setting. 

Sunday, 2d, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 244 Hancock st. Owned by Horace Prescott; loss, $46; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Walter Pierce, as dwelling; loss, $46; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 3d, 8-16 A.M. Still. 
No. 13 Utica st. Owned by Geo. Mather; loss, $6; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Miss Stevens et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Monday, 3d, 9-33 A.M. Box 635. 
No. 201 Marion st. Owned by W. L. Ryder; loss, $19; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by William Healy, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 3d, 11-44 A.M. Box 12. 
No. 15 Thacher st. Owned by Boston Cooperative Co.; loss, $15; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Mrs. P. A. Giblin, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, ignition of wood in stove oven. 



Appendix. 57 



Tuesday, 4th, 4-25 P.M. Box 19. 
Nos. 9 & 10 Charlestown st. Owned by C. B. Cummings, trustee; loss, 
$1,271; insurance, $8,000; owned by A. B. Slater ; insurance, $6,000; occu- 
pied by G. W. Bent & Co., as bedding, etc. ; loss, $1,193; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by C. F. Ward & Co., as mirrors; loss, $28; insurance, $6,500; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of wool from gas-jet. 

Tuesday, 4th, 5-17 P. 31. Box 5. 
No. 35 Lancaster st. Owned by R. Sherburne ; occupied by Star Brass 
Manfg. Co., as work-rooms; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of dust 
from lighted paper. 

Tuesday, 4th, 6-07 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 16 Beverly st. Cause, soot in chimney burning ; needless. 

Wednesday, 5th, 11-23 A.M. Box 114. 
No. 189 West Third st. Owned by E. M. Blood; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. Ayers et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 6-40 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 43 Tileston st. Owned by Abiel Munroe estate; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by John Gilmore, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 6th, 9-21 A.M. Box 45. 

No. 186 Devonshire st. Owned by Gardner Brewer estate ; insurance, 
60,000 ; occupied by Chas. Storrows & Co., as brokers ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, careless use of lighted match. 

Friday, 7th, 3-55 A. 31. Still. 

No. 24 Temple pl. Owned by Dr. Shaw; loss, $50; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by H. C. Jeffreys et als., as modiste, etc.; loss, $50; insurance, 
$20,800; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 
Childs st. Owned by W. H. Goodwin; occupied by W. H. Goodwin, as 
store-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 8th, 3-05 A. 31. Box 19. 
Nos. 87 to 91 Union st. Owned by John Raynor estate ; loss, $696 ; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by A. A. White & Co., as paints and oils; loss, 
$6,096; insurance, $20,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Saturday, 8th, 11-10 A.3I. Box 87. 
No. 588 Shawmut ave. Owned by John Lamb ; occupied by B. Weadick, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of wood in stove-oven. 

Saturday, 8th, 2-17 P. 31. Still. 
No. 55 Summer st. Owned by Montgomery Sears; occupied by Jackson, 
Mandell, & Daniel, as dry goods ; cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 8th, 4-38 P. 31. Box 142. 
No. 242 Bolton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 9th, 9 A.M. Still. 
No. 145 Tremont st. Owned by Bradlee Estate ; loss $5 ; occupied 
by J. Waldo Smith, as photographer; insurance, $8,000; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, hot ashes igniting rubbish on floor. 



58 City Document No. 93. 

Sunday, 9th, 3-49 P. 31. Box 9. 

No. 40 Webster ave. Owned by E. L. Keith ; occupied by Mary Doherty, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 9th, 4-35 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 101 Union park. Owned by S. B. Morse estate ; loss, $54; insurance, 
§8,000; occupied by G. W. Leavitt, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 4-17 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 25 Charlestown st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; occupied by Born- 
stein Electric Light Co., as workshop; insurance, $6,000; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, sparks from electric wire igniting naphtha vapor. 

Monday, 10th, 8-59 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 29 Avon st. Owned by Francis Jones; loss, $160; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by G. Cohn et als., as fancy goods; loss, $1,250; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by E. H. Lotz, as furs; loss, $339; insurance, •'$500; occupied by 
B. S. Hemmenway, as millinery; loss, $25; insurance, $500; originated on 
3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 7-26 P.M. Box 42. 

No. 35 Winter st. Owned by Dr. H. B. Inches; loss, $566; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by D. Conrad, as dry goods; loss, $10,398; insurance, 
$45,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from electric wires igniting 
goods. 

Tuesday, 11th, 9-28 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 201 Endicott st. Owned by P. Clark; occupied by P. Clark & Sons, 
as stable; loss, $3; originated on 1st floor ; cause, horse-blanket igniting from 
overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 12th, 0-23 A.M. Box 465. 
No. 6 Clinton pl. Owned by Sarah Quinn ; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Sarah Quinn, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, sponta- 
neous combustion. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-59 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 33 Dove st. Owned by Barry Sullivan; loss, $71; insurance, $750; 
occupied by Michael Murphy, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 12th, 7-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 106 High st. Owned by Mr. Twombley ; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by Wm. Toomey, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rags on stove- 
pipe igniting. 

Wednesday, 12th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 10 Myrtle st. Owned by Joseph Steele; insurance, $6,000; occu- 
pied by C. F. Ogilsby, as dwelling; loss, $160; insurance, $2,500 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 13th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 34 Oneida st. Owned by M. Strecker; insurance, $5,000; occupied 
by N. Frainman, as store; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
ignition of wood too near stove. 

Thursday. 13th, 10-49 A.M. Still. 

No. 13 Culvert st. Owned by G. Curtis; occupied by Mr. Farlane, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 59 

Friday, 14th, 5-10 P. 31. Box 97. 
No. 186 Beacon st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Friday, 14th, 7-11 P.M. Box 736. 
No. 50 Boylston st. Owned by J. T. Thorndike heirs; loss, $415; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by C. H. Dutton & Co. et als., as photographers; 
insurance, $6,450; originated on 4th floor; cause, woodwork too near 
chimney. 

Friday, 14th, 10-39 P. 31. Box 1 6. 
No. 39 North Market st. Owned by A. D. French ; occupied by J. P. 
Squires & Co., as provisions; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove 
igniting woodwork. 

Saturday, 15th, 6-51 A.M. Box 547. 
Centre st. Owned by H. H. Saloman ; loss, $875; insurance, $S00; 
occupied by Win. S. Nelson, as stable; loss, 700; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, dropping kerosene lantern. 

Saturday, 15th, 7-40 A.M. Box 17. 
No. 193£ Union st. Owned by Dennis Flagg estate ; loss, $179 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Amolsky & Rosenthal, as picture-frames; loss, . 
$702; insurance, $1,200; occupied by A. Ratshesky et als., as tailors; loss, 
$100; insurance, $1,600; occupied by S. Alexander, as pool-room; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $450; originated in basement; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — A number of female employees were rescued from the building 
by members of the department by means of ladders. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-41 A. 31. Box 33. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Saturday, loth, 7-36 P. 31. Box 15. 
Nos. 22 to 34 Mercantile st. Owned by Mercantile Wharf Corporation ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Puffer Brothers, as produce; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John McMillan, as produce; occupied by A. T. Tuttle, 
as produce; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas explosion. 

Remarks. — This building was blown to atoms, and the surrounding property 
was considerably damaged by breakage, almost every light of glass in Mer- 
cantile Block (a building 5 stories high) being broken. 

Saturday, 15th, S-42 P.M. Box 843. 
No. 35 Lincoln st. Owned byM. Muldoon; occupied by M. Muldoon, as 
stable ; originated in grass in rear ; extended to stable ; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-15 P. 31. Still. * 

No. 201 Harrison ave. Owned by Smith & Wall; loss, $52; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by C. Crowley, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-30 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 1 Asylum st. Owned by Mrs. Collins; loss, $25; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Flora Bartlett, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $2,000; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 15th, 11-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 68 Cornhill. Owned by the Wales estate ; occupied by N. L. Chaf- 
fin, as dining-saloons; insurance, $1,200; originated in basement; cause, 
ignition of rubbish from boiler. 



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Sunday, 16th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 Ashland pl. Owned by Daniel Morris ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by D. E. Rowe, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Su nday, 1 6th ,1-15 P. M. Still. 
Dudley ave. Cause, sparks from locomotive setting fire to grass. 

Sunday, 16th, 3-56 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 67 Warren ave. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 16th, 9-19 P.M. Still. 
No. 1027 Tremont st. Owned by Dennis Lucey; occupied by Win. 
Robinson, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday, 17th, 6-42 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 280 Devonshire st. Owned by Jonathan French; loss, $605; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by I. Cohen & Co., as hats, caps, etc. ; loss, $3,000; 
insurance, $8,100 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 17th, 11-29 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 39 Tremont st. Owned by Andrew Carney ; occupied by T. Metcalf 
& Co., as druggists; originated in basement; cause, ignition of alcohol vapor 
from candle. 

Monday, 17th, 4-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Margaret st. Owned by Wilkins estate; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by S. Greinstein, as grocery; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 17th, 9-25 P.M. Box 96. 
Columbus ave. Owned by L. C. Collamore; loss, $1,785; insurance, 
$22,500; occupied by W. Douglass et als., as hotel; insurance, $6,500; origi- 
nated in elevator well; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-40 A. M. Still. 
No. 13 Buckingham st. Owned by Caleb Brooks; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by F. H. Kane, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated in basement; 
cause, ignition of clothing from stove. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 627 Dochester ave. Owned by Lawrence McLaughlin; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Thos. Kelley, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Tuesday, 18th, 9-51 P. 31. Box 137. 
No. 726 Broadway. Owned by M. S. Hamm; loss, $470; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by E. R. Wilson, as stable; loss, $664; insurance, $2'500; 
occupied by J. P. Hemenway, as storage ; loss, $300 ; insurance, $300 ; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 6-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 663 East Fifth st. Owned by H. A. Doe; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Edward Bell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-05 A. M. Still. 
No. 285 Federal st. Owned by James Butler; loss, $40; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by James Butler et als., as grocery, etc. ; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, defective flue. 



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Wednesday, 19th, 0-55 P.M. Still. 
Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 20th, 2-46 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 24 Camden st. Owned by Thomas Clancey; loss, $100; insurance, 
$2,500: occupied by M. Thompson, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 20th, 4-43 P. 31. Box 843. 
No. 11 Lincoln st. Owned by J. Denvir; insurance, $500; occupied by 
John Havacan, as dwelling; loss, $125; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-53 P. 31. Box 91. 
No. 227 W. Chester pic. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 21st, 2-20 A. 31. Still. 

No. 46 Billerica st. Owned by M. Levy; loss, $37; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by P. Donahar, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, defec- 
tive chimney. 

Friday, 21st, 6-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Central wharf. Owned by Minot estate; occupied by Chicago 
Varnish Co., as varnishes; originated in basement; cause, smoke from kero- 
sene stove ; no fire. 

Saturday, 22d, 3-17 P. 31. Box 4. 
No. 256 Friend st. Owned by E. A. Hackett; occupied by G. Bebboni, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 22d, 3-19 P.3f. Still. 
No. 34 Utica st. Owned by J. M. Moore, agt. ; occupied by Mary Leary, 
as dwelling; loss, $1 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 22d, 5-28 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 33 Motte st. Owned by C. G. Way; loss, $25; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by H. W. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $6,800; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 2 2d, 10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 30 Billerica st. Owned by Mary A. Higgins ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000: occupied by Mary A. Higgins, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 23d, 6-38 A. 31. Box 49. 

Nos. 65 and 67 Franklin st. Owned by Simmons estate; loss, $1,285; 
insurance, $100,000; occupied by E. Russell & Sons, as agents; loss, $1,310; 
insurance, $30,800; occupied by Bufford & Sons et als., as lithographers; 
loss, $150; insurance, $38,000 ; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-55 A. 31. Box 249. 
Longwood ave. Owned by Moulton, Mahoney, & McBride ; occupied by 
Moulton, Mahoney, & McBride, as locker; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of oil while filling lantern. 

Sunday, 23d, 2-13 P. 31. Box 542. 
Beech st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting railroad bridge. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-55 P. 31. Still. 

No. 1290 Washington st. Owned by L. R. Atter; occupied by W. S. 
Sherman et als., as dwelling; cause, dust in register igniting. 



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Sunday, 23d, 7-22 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 48 Salem st. Owned by Charles Duffy; insurance, $3,500; occu- 
pied by H. Giterman, as dwelling; loss, $28; insurance, $500; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 24th, 5-40 P.M. Box 126. 
No. 389 Broadway. Cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 

Monday, 24th, 5-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 173 Vernon st. Owned by Mrs. McGowan ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Bush, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 24th, 11-35 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 887 Washington st. Owned by J. C. Hubbard heirs ; loss, $844 ; 
insurance, $11,500; occupied by Sol Wingersky, as dry goods; loss, $5,000; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Wra. White, as chairs, etc. ; loss, $175; 
insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-41 A. 31. Box 423. 
No. 52 Chelsea st. Owned by P. O'Reardon; loss, $50; insurance, 
$500; occupied by P. O'Reardon, as stable; loss, $200; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, explosion of lantern. 

Tuesday, 25th, 4-22 P. M. Box 24. 
No. 55 Cambridge st. Owned by Henchman heirs ; occupied by M. L. 
H. Leavett, as druggists; loss, $4; insurance, $3,500; originated in base- 
ment; cause, gas explosion, leak in meter. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5-30 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 589 Harrison ave. Owned by M. J. Cannon; loss, $20; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. McGarey, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, candle igniting window-curtain. 

Wednesday, 26th, 2-27, 2-41 A.M. Box 28. 
No. 40 Clinton st. Owned by Alvah Walker; loss, $1,700; insurance, 
$2,000; owned by O. B. Campbell et als. ; loss, $209; insurance, $16,000; 
occupied by Alvah Walker & Co., as oil store; loss, $1,300; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied, by Sargent Wilde et als., as stoves, etc.; loss, $346; 
insurance, $13,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 7-45 P.M. Box 534. 
Brown ave. Owned by Blakemore estate ; loss, $300 ; insurance, $300 ; 
unoccupied stable; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-09 P. 31. Still. 
No. 33 Anderson st. Owned by Thomas H. Hall; insurance. $1,000; 
occupied by J. W. Stanthrope, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-52 A. 31. Still. 
No. 394 Athens st. Owned by H. R. Stevens; loss, $60; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Emery Walker, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 27th, 8-06 P.M. Box 245. 
No. 1382 Tremont st. Owned by Samuel Emmes ; occupied by J. E. 
Thomson, as jeweller; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of naphtha 
vapor from lighted match. 



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Thursday, 27th, 8-19 P.M. Box 7. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 28th, 3-03 A.M. Still. 
No. 29 Charles st. Owned by Stowell estate; occupied by M. L. H. 
Leavitt, as apothecary; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Walter st. Cause unknown, grass fire. 

Saturday, 29th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Morse's wharf, Medford st. ; cause, set by boys in rubbish. 

Saturday, 29th, 3-26 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 35 Hawley st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 29th, 5-05 P.M. Box 266. 
No. 53 Dale st. Owned by R. H. Kemp ; loss, .$35 ; insurance, $7,000 ; 
occupied by R. H. Kemp, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 
L, near First st. Owned by West End R.R. Co. ; cause, manure pit set 
on fire by boys. 

Sunday, 30th, 3-38 P. 31. Box 35. 
No. 100 Tremont st, Owned by Horticultural Society; loss, $4,770; 
insurance, $50,000; occupied by Horticultural Society, as lecture hall; loss, 
$5,700; insurance, $15,000; occupied by N. A. Primus et als., as pictures, 
etc.; loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,300; occupied by E. Burnett, agent of 
Oak Grove Farm ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $700 ; occupied by B. M. Weed, as 
picture-frames; loss, $26 ; insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
carelessly igniting gas from open pipe. 

Sunday, 30th, 7-57 P.M. Box 69. 
No. 37 Rochester st. Owned by Women's Aid Society; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by John Coughlin et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 31st, 1-27 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 101 Brighton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 31st, 2-37 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 21 Ferry st. Owned by C. A. Browne; insurance, $2,500; cause, 
set by boys in water conductor. 

Monday, 31st, 10-08 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 55 Charlestown st. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell, trustee; loss, 
$490; insurance, $6,500; occupied by Win. Highton & Sons, as registers; 
loss, $600; insurance, $6,963; occupied by T. L. Dehaney, as machinists; 
loss, $+28; insurance, $2,000; occupied by G. W. Bent & Co., as mantel 
beds; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 31st, 10-55 P.M. Box 18. 

Nos. 67 and 69 Cornhill. Owned by H. E. Wheelwright; loss, $239; 
insurance, $7,000 ; occupied by G. E. Littlefield, as bookstore; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by H. Hatch, as stencils; loss, $182; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. J. O'Brion, as picture-frames; loss, $242; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Meaney, as locksmith; loss, $377; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by T. L. Fisher et als., as artists' materials, etc. ; loss, 
$764; insurance, $1,400 ; originated qn 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



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JANUARY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 9-21 A.M. Box 351. 
River-view ave. Owned by Geo. H. Cavanagh ; loss, $825; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Geo. H. Cavanagh, as stable; loss, $235; insurance, 
$880; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed carelessness of children. 

Tuesday, 1st, 9-52 A.M. Box 213. 
No. 232 Hampden st. Owned by M. Dyer, Jr. ; loss, $2,887 ; insurance, 
$12,200; occupied by G. S. Guyer, as hat factory; loss, $3,367; insurance, 
$19,417; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-20 P.M. S'till. 
Fremont pl. Owned by John Devine ; loss, $25; unoccupied stable; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 2d, 0-4S P.M. Box 456. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-52 P.M. Still. 
Alger st. Owned by Lincoln & Dodge ; insurance, $2,400 ; occupied by 
Lincoln & Dodge, as iron foundry ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks 
from smelting furnace. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-16, 0-27, 0-50 P.M. Box 262. 
Highland ave. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $18,000; occupied by 
city of Boston Health Dept., as stables; loss, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 3d, 3-10 P.M. Box 31. 
No. 2 Marlborough st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 98 Canal st. Owned by Wakefield estate; loss, $100; insurance, 
$40,275; occupied by American Confectionery Co., as confectionery; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated steam-pipe. 

Friday, 4th, 3-19 P.M. Box 812. 
Beacon st. 

Remarks. — This Are was caused by the electric motor in one of the West 
End Railway cars ; damage slight. 

Friday, 4th, 5-25 P.M. Box 324. 
Puritan ave. Cause, bonfire of brush and rubbish. 

Sunday, 6th, 1-40 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 5 Paul st. Owned by Holmes Bros.; unoccupied; originated on 
4th floor ; cause, smoke from stove used to dry plastering. 

Sunday, 6th, 5 P. M. Still. 
No. 800 Bast Sixth st. Owned by N. Ward; unoccupied dwelling; 
cause, steam from plastering while drying out, mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 7th, 2 P.M. Still. 
No. 367 Princeton st. Owned by Mary Nugent ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Mrs. Maney, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 



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Tuesday, 8th, 1-28 A.M. Box 249. 

No. 621 Parker st. Owned by Francis Ward; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John King, as provisions; loss, $60; insurance, $700; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9 A.M. Box 93. 
No. 53 Union park. Owned by John McCormack ; loss, $500 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by John McCormack, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $2,000; oi'iginated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 31 Anderson st. Owned by T. H. Hall; occupied by Eli Greggs, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting wood- 
work. 

Wednesday, 9th, 5-30 P.M. Box 37. 
Nos. 197 and 199 State st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, trustee; occupied 
by Winslow, Bond, & Watson, as coffees, etc. ; insurance, $75,000 ; originated 
on 5th floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 9th, 11-29 P.M. Box 533. 
No. 793 Centre st. Owned by M. P. Weld; loss, $175; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. P. Weld, as stable; insurance, $500; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 10th, 1-30 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3 Arlington pl. Owned by E. J. Mansfield; occupied by John 
Riley, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 10th, 5-33 P. 31. Box 329. 
Victoria st. Cause, smoke from stove used to dry plastering, mistaken 
for fire. 

Thursday, 10th, 6-57 P. 31. Box 356. 
Norfolk, cor. of Whitfield st. Owned by Samuel J. Capen ; loss, 
$145; insurance, $300; occupied by C. F. Gates, as paint-shop; loss, $200; 
insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 11th, 3-01 P.M. Box 527. 
No. 90 Ketes st. Owned by Wm. Leonard; occupied by Wm. Leonard, 
as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, cloth igniting 
from stove. 

Friday, 11th, 6-40 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 236 Friend st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-15 P. 31. Box 79. 
No. 276 Beacon st. Owned by R. C. Hooper; loss, $183; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by R. C. Hooper, as dwelling; loss, $260; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause, curtain igniting from gas-jet. 

Saturday, 12th, 8-09 P. 31. Box 18. 
No. 38 Hanover st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $710; insurance, 
$22,500; occupied by Bay State Manufacturing Co., as Yankee notions; loss, 
$1,21)0; insurance, $1,900; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown, 

Saturday, 12th, 10-51 P. 31. Box 21. 
No. 62 Sudbury st. Owned by W. D. Rice; loss, $258; insurance, $32,- 
500; occupied by New England Plating Co., as platers ; loss, $30: insurance, 
$800; occupied by Gardner, Knapp, & Co., as pattern makers; loss, $40; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by Boston Cash Indicator Co., as manufactory; 
loss, $284; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



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Sunday, 13th, 3-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 86 Leverett st. Owned by S. P. Brooks; loss, $6; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Novellina, as fruits, etc.; loss, $324; insurance, 
$3,500; originated in basement; cause, hot coals from peanut roaster. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-59 A.M. Box 96. 

Columbus ave. Owned by L. H. Brown; loss, $575; insurance, $60,000; 
occupied by several families, as Hotel Glendon ; loss, $485; insurance, 
$37,200; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 4-26 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 312 Broadway. Owned by Thomas Osborne; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by D. J. Hayes et als., as harness shop, etc. ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, bale of hair igniting from lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 10-38 P. 31. Box 236. 
No. 85 Vernon st. Owned by House of the Angel Guardian; loss, 
$2,660; insurance, $13,000; occupied by Angel Guardian Home for Boys ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, boilers igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, loth, 8-25 A. 31. Still. 
No. 198 Bennington st. Owned by William McGonagle ; occupied by H. 
Keenan, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 15th, 3-53 P. 31. Still. 
No. 30 Division st. Owned by S. McCorckle ; loss, $50; occupied by 
John Doyle et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Tuesday, 15th, 4-55 P. 31. Still. 
No. 323 Columbus ave. Owned by J. C. T. Percival; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by J. C. T. Percival, as dwelling; loss, $112; insurance, $600; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of curtain from lamp. 

Wednesday, 16th, 1-58 P. 31. Still. 
No. 210 Dover st. Owned by Lydia Hutchins; loss, $29; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by James Tainer et als., as dwelling, etc.; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 16th, 2-20 P. 31. Still. 
No. 1 Raymond st. Cause, grass fire in yard; set by children. 

Wednesday, 16th, 5-55 P. 31. Still. 
Union and Winshir sts. Cause, grass fire, unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 1-22 A. 31. Box 815. 
Chester st. Owned by Isaac Pratt, Jr.; loss, $375; insurance, $4,000; 
unfinished dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated plasterers' 
stove, drying plaster. 

Thursday, 17th, 11-45 A. 31. Still. 
No. 113 O st. Owned by P. F. Reddy; loss, $43; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by P. F. Reddy, as dwelling; loss, $55 ; insurance, $700; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Thursday, 17th, 11-50 A. 31. Still. 
No. 394 Harrison aye. Owned by Lydia E. Hutchins ; loss, $22 ; insur- 
ance, $6,500; occupied by J. Van Tyn & Son, as provisions; loss, $80; in- 
surance, $4,150; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective stove-pipe. 



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Thursday, 17th, 5-17 P.M. Still. 
Village and Chapman sts. Owned by Adams Express Co. ; occupied by 
Adams Express Co., as stable; cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 5-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Hartford st. Owned by H. B. Taylor; occupied by Smith & 
Winchester, as machinery; originated on 4th floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 17th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 265 Broadway. Owned by M. T. & W. Glynn; loss, $12; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by Edward F. Haynes, as dry goods; loss, $260; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, lamp igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 18th, 8-06 A.M. Box 18. 
No. 37 Cornhill. Owned by Fitch heirs ; occupied by Frost & Adams, 
as artists' materials ; loss, $1,240 ; insurance, $63,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 18th, 1-37 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 38 Prentiss st. Owned by Geo. Sauer; loss, 375; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Anne Kast, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 18th, 1-54 P.M. Box 342. 
No. 391 Neponset ave. Owned by Asa Robinson heirs; loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $2 000; occupied by Mrs. Paine, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated chimney igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 18th, 8-37 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 23 Decatur st. Owned by Ellen Deacan ; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Ellen Deacan, as dwelling; loss, $120; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 



Saturday, 19th, 10 A. 31. Still. 
L, near First st. Cause, set by boys in manure-pile. 

Saturday, 19th, 0-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 598 East Seventh st. Owned by L. M. Waldron ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by James W. Mansfield, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 9-57 P.M. Box 133. 
East Ninth st. Cause, hot ashes from portable engine igniting wharf. 

Monday, 21st, 5-09 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Temple st. Owned by W. J. Irving; loss, $10 ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by E. H. Burkett, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,200; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 21st, 7-06 P.M. Box 4. 

Prince st. Owned by Boston Gis Light Co.; loss, $50; occupied by 
Boston Gas Light Co., as tank- house; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of lighted pipe in clothing. 

Tuesday, 22d, 1-41 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 1197 Tremont st. Owned by N. J. Bradley heirs; loss, $383; in- 
surance, $13,000; occupied by Paul W. Gunther, as bakery; loss, $150; 
insurance, $550; originated in basement; cause, overheated baker's oven. 



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Tuesday, 22d, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 43 Bromfield st. Owned by N. P. Hamblin; loss, $20; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Florence Machine Co., as lamps, oils, etc. ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 23d, 6-50 A. M. Box 23. 
No. 7 Green st. Owned by M. Bennett; occupied by H. M. Richards & 
Co., as jewelry ; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking carboy of vitriol. 

Wednesday, 23d, 0-10 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 57 Harvard st. Owned by John Jameson; loss, $20; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by E. Graham, as dwelling; loss, $7; insurance, $800; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-42 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 7 Oxford st. Owned by J. Howard; loss, $31 ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by W. A. Frazier, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 1-06 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 56 to 60 Commercial st. Owned by Otis Norcross (trustee) ; loss, 
$1,089; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Hinckley Bros. & Co., as ship- 
chandlers; loss, $6,876; insurance, $20,000; occupied by C. H. Soule, as 
sail-maker; loss, $50; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor ; cause, over- 
heated stove igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 24th, 4-40 P. M. Box 13. 
No. 223 North st. Owned by Nathaniel Snelling; occupied by Robert 
Susan, as clothing; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 5-47 P.M. ' Box 231. 
Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Friday, 25th, 8-03 A.M. Box 657. 
No. 631 Saratoga st. Owned by Mary Hardman ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Wm, Hammond, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 25th, 10-30 A.M. Box 57. 
No. 5 Albany st. Owned by Geo. Moulton; loss, $175; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Jane Esty, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 17 Princeton st. Owned by J. Stone; loss, $6; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by John Farrell, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 25th, 7-37 P. M. Box 28. 
Nos. 7 and 8 Blackstone st. Owned by D. W. Williams estate; loss, 
$176; insurance, $6,000; occupied by A. G. Smalley & Co., as glass ware, 
etc.; loss, $636; insurance, $3,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Saturday, 26th, 7-44 P. 31. Box 142. 
No. 256 West Third st. Owned by Timothy O'Leary; loss, $8; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Patrick Carroll, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 



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Sunday, 27th, 1-28 A. M. Box 56. 
Nos. 92 to 98 Utica st. Owned by Evans Bros.; loss, $250; occupied 
by S. M. Fay et als., as machinists, etc.; originated in boiler-room; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 9-58 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Stony-Brook pl. Owned by Mr. Haskins ; insurance, .$2,000; 
occupied by Mr. Haskins, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 27th, 10-44 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 164 Leverett st. Owned by Mary Early; loss, $50; occupied by 
F. Gillis, as photographer; loss, -$134; insurance, $400; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 28th, 8-22 P. 31. Box 7. 
No. 36 Spring st. Owned by D. Flagg; loss, $17; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. I. Cooley, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 28th, 10-55 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 212 Commercial st. Owned by Jesse Holbrook; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by Fraser & Holden, as whip sockets; loss, $114; 
insurance, $3,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-45 A. M. Still. 
No. 320£ Tremont st. Owned by Charles H. Bacon ; occupied by H. C. 
Foster et als., as dwelling; insurance, $800 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Ashburton pl. Owned by E. H. Stanwood ; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by J. R. Macy, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, gas from bracket igniting. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-14 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 14 North Centre st. Owned by Wra. D. Smith ; loss, $71 ; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Geo. R. Turner, as office ; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 31st, 5-06 A.M. Box 54. 

Beach and Lincoln sts. Owned by United States Hotel Co. ; occupied 
by Tilly Haynes, as hotel; cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 31st, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 94 Staniford st. Owned by Hubert Daley; loss, $22; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by M. Cole, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 4th floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 31st, 11-51 A.M. Box 112. 

No. 34 West Fifth st. Owned by N.Y. and N.E. Railroad; loss, $10; 
occupied by Michael Curran, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 



FEBRUARY. 



Friday, 1st, 3-41 A.M. Box 71. 
No. 22 Dwight st. Owned by Mrs. W. G. Peck; loss, $618; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by E. Norcross, as dwelling; loss, $1,600; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden box. 



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Friday, 1st, 1-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Beach-st. place. Owned by Amos Stone; loss, $3; insurance, 
.$1,200; occupied by Hugh Kendrick et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 1st, 4-21 P M. Box 815. 
Braintree st. Owned by John W. Hollis ; loss, $80; insurance, $800 ; 
occupied by John W. Hollis, as stable; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Friday, 1st, 9-34 P.M. Still. 

No. 55 Palmer st Owned by Benjamin Franklin; loss, $5; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Edward Dowd, as blacksmith; insurance, $800 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Friday, 1st, 10-21, 10-47, 11-25 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 109 Court st. Owned by H. M. Pitman heirs; loss, $0,290; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by A. L. Russell, as electrician; loss, $9,16S; in- 
surance, $7,850; occupied by J. C. Haynes, as musical instruments; loss, 
$8,877; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by Wm. Austin, as theatre, etc.; loss, 
$6.000 ; insurance, $10,000. 12 Hanover st. Occupied by J. H. Bowker, as dry 
goods; loss, $75; insurance, $10,000; occupied by W. S. Hurlburt, as dry 
goods; loss, $129; insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. B. Gannon, as res- 
taurant; loss, $100; insurance, $1,000. Ill Court st. Owned by C. H. 
Blanchard; loss, $15; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by A. F. Landers, as eat- 
ing saloon; loss, $90; insurance, $1,000. 118 and 120 Sudbury st. Owned 
by T. C. Leeds heirs; loss, $411; insurance, $30,000; occupied by M. W. 
Cross & Co., as harnesses ; loss, $1,105; insurance, $30,500; occupied by L. 
A. Stewart, as carriages; loss, $700; insurance, $14,000; occupied by J. J. 
Murphy, as billiard hall; loss, $700; insurance, $6,501; originated on 3d 
floor; extended to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. • 

Saturday, 2d, 0-34 A.M. Box 67. 
No. 8 Bennett st., rear. Owned by C. W. Cotting, trustee; loss, $43; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by McKeon & Lannin, as dining-room; loss, 
$70; insurance, $300; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2d, 2-21, 2-29 A.M. Box 39. 
No. 20£ Avery st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $1,589; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by W. J. Fleming, as restaurant; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Ernest Barber, as barber-shop; loss, $140; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Saturday, 2d, 5-35 P. M. Box 37. 

Nos. 10 to 16 Commercial st. Owned by Sartwell & Egerton heirs; loss 
$1,101; insurance, $9,000 ; occupied by E. D. Williams, as liquors; loss 
$120; insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. K. Sartwell, as produce ; loss, $402 
insurance, $5,500; occupied by James Brown, as dining-saloon ; loss, $22 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. McCready, as printing-office ; loss, $5,517 
insurance, $14,854; occupied by J. E. Gary & Co., as druggists; loss, $263 
insurance. $750; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion 
(supposed - ). 

Sunday, 3d, 0-57 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 138 Hudson st. Owned by J. Scott ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $2.000 ; occu- 
pied by P. Riley, as dwelling; loss, $72; insurance, $500; occupied by W. 
A. Creaney, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 3d, 11-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 20a Avery st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $35; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by W. J. Fleming, as restaurant; insurance, $2,500; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, rekindling of ruins. 



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Monday, 4th, 2-12 A.M. Box 262. 
No. 80 Marcella st. Owned by John Mulvey ; loss, $85; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Wm. Schofield, as grocery, etc.; loss, $44; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 708 Saratoga st. Owned by Geo. T. Reading ; occupied by Geo. 
T. Heading, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Mo nday, 4th, 10-30 A. M. Still. 
Cor. Fifth and L sts. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by City of 
Boston, as school; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 6-41 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 28 Chestnut st. Owned by Patrick Grilley; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Patrick Grilley, as dwelling; cause, ignition of dust in 
furnace pipe. 

Tuesday, 5th, 4-28 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 654 Washington st. Cause, electric-light wires igniting goods. 

Tuesday, 5th, 6-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 113 Beach st. Owned by C. A. Prince; occupied by Wm. Pierce 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 6th, 0-07 A.M. Box 4. 

Hull and Commercial sts. Owned by Boston Gas Light Co. ; loss, $25; 
occupied by Boston Gas Light Co., as store-house; loss, $50; originated on 
1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 6th, 6-20 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 31 and 33 Purchase st. Owned by I. T. Burrill; loss, $13; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by Boston Nut & Bolt Co., as machine-shop; loss, 
$15; insurance, $7,500; originated in basement; cause, explosion of steam 
condenser. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-37 P.M. Box 718. 
Cause, given while testing auxiliary alarm in the Sherman House. 

Wednesday, 6th, 7-20 P.M. Box 47. 
No. 191 High st. Owned by J. M. and S. Currier; occupied by Golding 
& Co., as printers; originated on 5th floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 7th, 0.05 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 93£ Cambridge st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by D. H. Cohen, as clothing; loss, $258; insurance, $700; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 7th, 11-16 P.M. Box 71. 
No. 488^ Tremont st. Owned by H. Wyzanski ; loss, $750; insurance, 
$10,000; occupiedby J. F. Babcock, as eating-saloon; loss, $425; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 7-10 P. 31. Still. 
No. 3167 Washington st. Owned by A. P. Quigley; loss, $6; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. P. Quigley, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



72 City Document No. 93. 



Friday, 8th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

Baldwin pl. Owned by Co-operative Board; loss, $10; insurance, 
$35,000 ; occupied as Home for Little Wanderers ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

Medford st. Owned by Page & Littlefield ; occupied by Page & Little- 
field, as planing-mill; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Saturday, 9th, 1-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 25 Salem st. Owned by E. Carl; loss, $69; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. E. Burnside, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated in base- 
ment; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 9th, 11-49 A.M. Box 514. 
No. 6 Baker st. Owned by William P. Tenney ; loss, $90; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by I. Epps, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 9th, 7-16 P.M. Still. 

No. 81 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by G. L. Roberts; occupied by G. L. 
Roberts, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 10th, 1-10 A.M. Pox 65. 
No. 150 Tyler st. Owned by N. W. Ladd, trustee; loss, $110; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by Wm. Sherman, as stable; loss, $175; insurance, 
$720; orignated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 10th, 9 P.M. Still. 
No. 66 L st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 11th, 4-13 A.M. Box 39. 
No. 154 Tremont st. Owned by J. M. Sears; loss, $4,851; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by F. F. French, as carriages; loss, $400; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by Mason & Hamlin, as organs; loss, $298; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by B. Cooledge, as artist, etc.; loss, $1,800; insurance, 
$1,111; occupied by P. Rogers, as school; loss, $111; insurance, $500; 
originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 11th, 9-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 137 Dover st. Owned by F. E. Ray; loss, $62; insurance,' $2,500; 
occupied by Max Jacobs, as clothing; loss, $125; insurance, $1,150; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 13th, 8-20 A.M. Box 241. 
No. 16 Rockland st. Owned by A. M. Higgins ; loss, $200; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Elizabeth Curtis, as school; loss, $91; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 3-46 P.M. Box 541. 
Canterbury st. Owned by Michael Kenney; occupied by M. Kenney 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting of stove. 

Wednesday, 13th, 5-53 P.M. Box 522. 
Chestnut ave. and Paul Gore st. Cause, light from stoves drying 
plastering mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 14th, 6 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 44 Lowell st. Owned by S. Livingston ; loss, $46 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by S. Livingston, as dwelling; loss, $272; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, lamp igniting clothing. 



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Thursday, 14th, 6-14 P.M. Box 78. 
Albany st. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $15; occupied by Water 
Department, as tool-house; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 610 Centre st. Owned by J. W. Goodnow ; insurance, $7,000; oc- 
cupied by J. W. Goodnow, as bakery, etc. ; insurance, $3,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, ignition of gasoline stove. 

Friday, 15th, 0-57 A.M. Box 521. 
Green st. Owned by O.C. E. It. Corporation; occupied by O.C. E.R. 
Corporation, as store-shed; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 11-28 A.M. Still. 
No. 259 Broadway. Owned by J. and P. Dyer; loss, $35; insurance, 
$6,500; unoccupied, as store, etc.; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing 
out water-pipe. 

Friday, loth, 3-25 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 82 Halleck st. Owned by Mary McCarthy; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by Mrs. Denson, as dwelling; originated in stove-oven; cause, 
shoes drying in oven, taking fire. 

Friday, 15th, 3-30 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 2 Irving st. Owned by E. D. Kimball; loss, $430; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by F. C. Gay, as provisions; loss, $200; insurance, 
•$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Christeen, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Friday, 15th, 5-32 P.M. Box 41. 

Washington and Bromfield sts. Owned by Moseley estate ; loss, 
$965; insurance, $13,500; occupied by Mass. Tailoring Co., as tailors; loss, 
$1,321 ; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Percia Brothers, as fruits, etc. ; loss, 
$425; insurance, $600 ; occupied by W. Cranz & Co., as furs, etc.; loss, 
$273; insurance, $S,400; occupied by J. H. Jessop, as confectionery; loss, 
$66; insurance, $800; occupied by A. Wengenworth, as barber; loss, $56; 
insurance, $300; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 4-10, 4-23 A. 31. Box 4. 
Nos. 276 to 284 Friend st. Owned by Blake Manufg. Co. ; loss, $6,182; 
insurance, $66,0U0; owned by G. W. Fairfield; loss, -$300; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Blake Manufg. Co., as machinery; loss, $15,176; in- 
surance, $144,000; occupied by J. Perazzo, as fruits, etc. ; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $300; originated on 1st floor ; extended to adjoining buildings; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 11-54 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 26 and 28 Summer st. Cause, automatic alarm; needless. 

Monday, 18th, 10-04 P.M. Still. 
No. 141 Franklin st. Cause, automatic alarm, needless. 

Tuesday, 19th, 0-12 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 333 Harrison ave. Owned by H. Wyzanski; loss, $289; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by S. Finner et als., as dwelling; loss, $750; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 19th, 2-55, 3-02 A.M. Box 6. 

Brighton st. Owned by Boston & Lowell Railroad Co.; loss, $4,876; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Boston & Lowell Railroad Co., as freight 
shed; insurance, $40,000; occupied by W. M. Ware & Co., as storage; loss, 
$117; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 



74 City Document No. 93. 



Tuesday, 19th, 10-48 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 31 Seneca st. Owned by Dowling heirs; loss, .$100; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Wm. Dowling, as dwelling; loss, $105; insurance, 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 19th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Beach-street pl. Owned by P. J. Stone; occupied by P. Con- 
nelley, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 20th, 3-25 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 1140 Tremont st. Owned by J. M. Way estate ; loss, $495; insur- 
ance, $4,000; owned by Wm. Seaver; loss, $25; insurance, $2,200; occu- 
pied by G. H. Stevens, as store; loss, $350; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Thursday, 21st, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
South st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 21st, 11-40 P.M. Box 212. 
No. 57 Hampden st. Owned by E. and M. Rigby; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $2,800; occupied hy A. E. Hirschman, as store, etc.; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 2 2d, 10-17 A.M. Still. 
No. 16 Isabella, st. Owned by G. T. Moore; loss, $5; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. E. Blanc, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Friday, 22d, 0-20 P. M. Still. 
No. 155 Cambridge st. Owned by W. I. Bowditch, Tr. ; occupied by 
L. Solomon, as boots and shoes; loss, $278; insurance, $500; originated on 
1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 22d, 2-51\ P.M. Box 239. 
Shawmdt ave. Owned by West End Railroad; occupied by West End 
Railroad, as car-shed; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches 
or cigar. 

Friday, 22d, 3-09 P.M. Box 631. 
National Dock. Cause, boiling over of a kettle of tar. 

Friday, 22d, 6-35 P.M. Box 121. 
No. 45 West Third st. Owned by John Lally heirs; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $5,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 5th floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Friday, 22d, 9-35 P. M. Box 65. 
Nos. 261 and 263 Harrison ave. Owned by Gardner Brewer heirs; loss, 
$325; insurance, $15,000; occupied by T. K. Dwyer, as second-hand store; 
loss, $742; insurance, $1,900; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2 2d, 11-20 P. 31. Box 4. 
Nos. 8 and 10 Medford st. Owned by E. A. Torrey; loss, $783; in- 
surance, $16,000; occupied by Keeler & Co., as furniture; loss, $5,000; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by W. D. Hunt, as harnesses; loss, $553; in- 
surance, $16,000; occupied by A. Beaudry & Co., as presses; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Bramen, Dow, & Co., as steam- fitters ; loss, 
$1,273; insurance, $6,000; occupied by Goodnow & Whitman, as machinists; 
loss, $316; insurance, $4,5U0; originated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 



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Saturday, 23d, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Billerica st. Owned by A. M. McLean; loss, $35; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. Cutler, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Saturday, 23d, 0-47 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 197 Washington st. Owned by J. M. Sears; loss, $300; insurance, 
$110,000; occupied by M. J. Grodjinski, as cigar store; loss, $800; insur- 
ance, $10,400; originated in basement; cause, steam-pipe setting fire to 
wood-work. 

Saturday, 23d, 2-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Canal st. Owned by Lyman heirs ; occupied by New England 
Oyster Co., as saloon; loss, $33; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; 
cause, stove-pipe igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 23d, 6-28 P.M. Box 513. 
No. 15 Boylston st. Owned by D. A. Ginn & Co. ; loss, $18 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by D. A. Ginn & Co., as coal-shed; insurance, $500; orig- 
inated on roof ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 23d, 9-31 P.M. Box 153. 
Cause, accidental automatic alarm auxiliary. 

Sunday, 24th, 2-02 A.M. 
No. 85 Northampton st. Owned by S. McCorkle ; loss, $3; occupied 
by Kate Brennan, as dwelling; loss, $17; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 10-52 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 380 Tremont st. Owned by Win. McDewell ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by D. Lambert, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 10-58 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 125 Green st. Owned by John Blackburn; loss, $60; insurance, 
$8,500; occupied by John Blackburn, as grocery; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 24th, 11-16, 11-32 P.M. Box 632 and 633. 

Nos. 60 to 68 Meridian st. 60 to 64 owned by Carstensen heirs; loss, 
$1,304; insurance, $5,000; 66 and 68 owned by Olof Lindergreen ; loss, 
$373; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Carstensen Bros., as boots and shoes; 
loss, $1,906; insurance, $2,800; occupied by Carstensen Bros., as furni- 
ture; loss, $2,707; insurance, $3,100; occupied by C. E. Lindergreen, as 
furniture; loss, $1,036; insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor No. 62, 
extended to adjoining building; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 25th, 7-15 A.M. Still. 

Medford st. Owned by Page & Littlefield : occupied by Page & Little- 
field, as planing-mill ; cause, sparks from furnace igniting shavings. 

Monday, 25th, 9-16 A.M. Box 18. 
No. 32 Cornhill. Owned by W. H. Hill; loss, $210; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by M. M. Silsby & Co., as tailors; loss, $600; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by Thos. F. Swan, as paper hangings ; loss, $1,203; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Monday, 25th, 11-33 A.M. Box 182. 

Fifth and L sts. Owned by City atf Boston; occupied by City of Bos- 
ton, as school ; originated on upper floor ; cause, incendiary. 



76 City Document No. 93. 



Monday, 25th, 11-47 A. 31. Still. 
Nos. 190 and 192 South st. Owned by C. U. Cotting; loss, $316; 
insurance, $4,500; occupied by P. Breen ei als., as dwelling; loss, $50; 
insurance, $3,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 25th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Myrtle st. Owned by M. Pierot; occupied by E. Wilkinson, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. ' 

Monday, 25th, 1-34 P.M. Box 142. 
No. 184 F st. Owned by P. J. Healey: insurance, $4,000; occupied by 
P. J. Healey, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, thawing water- 
pipes. 

Monday, 25th, 2-57 P.M. Box 136. 
First and I sts. Owned by Bay State Iron Co. ; occupied by Bay State 
Iron Co., as store-house; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 25th, 7-14 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 33 Essex st. Owned by Wm. Stahl; loss, $580; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by C R. Fisk, as picture-frames; loss, $800; insurance, $1,600; 
occupied by Wm. Vogel, as dwelling; loss, $32; insurance, $1,550; occu- 
pied by Wm. Stahl, as confections ; loss, $78 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated 
in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 25th, 11-23 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 106 Merrimac st. Owned by J. C. Tucker heirs ; loss, $92 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by J. Lefkowith, as clothing; loss, $1,437; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 49 Chester sq. Owned by Augustus Russ ; loss, $50; occupied by 
J. F. Frye, as dwelling; loss, $350; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 26th, 0-32 P.M. Box 26. 
No. 104 West Cedar st. Owned by Mary Conley ; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 26th, 0-34 P.M. Still. 
Cor. of Fourth and I sts. Owned by Gate of Heaven Parish ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by Gate of Heaven Parish, as hall ; originated in 
basement; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 26th, 3-42 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester and Norman sts. Owned by Chas. Blamburg; occupied by 
Shales & May, as furniture; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Tuesday, 26th, 3-46 P.M. Box 64. 
No. 5 Spear fl. Owned by Amos Seavey; loss, $435; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Louis Levy, as dwelling; loss, $295; insurance, $500; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 188 Sumner st. Owned by Wm. Kuhn heirs ; occupied by T. Kerr, 
as bottler; loss, $68; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 



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Wednesday, 27th, 2-11 A.M. Box 415. 

Fitchburg R.R. Yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. ; occupied by 
Fitchburg R.R. Co., as tool-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Remark. — This fire was out of the city limits, in Sornerville. 

Wednesday, 27th, 2-18 A.M. Box 3. 
No. 21 Sheafe st. Owned by Thomas Maloney heirs ; loss, $900 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Patrick Moran, as dwelling; loss, $63; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 27th, 7-51 A.M. Still. 
No. 100 West Springfield st. Owned by A. Smith ; loss, $65 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by P. J. Lewes, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 27th, 0-08 P.M. Box 548. 
No. 225 Lamartine st. Owned by S. P. Atkins estate ; insurance, 
$2,800; occupied by E. T. Atkins, as dwelling; insurance, $800; cause, 
explosion of oil-stove. 

Wednesday, 27th, 9-58 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 4 Thorndike st. Owned by A. H. Allen; occupied by Mary Hayes, 
as dwelling; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



MARCH. 



Friday, 1st, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Cause unknown ; brush -fire. 

Saturday, 2d, 5-03 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 116 Richmond st. Owned by L. Bornstein; occupied by G. Schrio, 
as fruits, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting gas-stove. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-21 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 19 Eaton st. Owned by W. T. Willey ; occupied by Lewis Porter, as 
dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet 
igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 3d, 0-39 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 39 Merchants row. Owned by B. G. Boardman heirs; loss, $81; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Whitney & Clough, as produce; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by G. S. Coffin et als., as locksmith, etc. ; insurance, $800; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 3d, 1-53 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 45 Wat st. Owned by S. A. Way heirs ; occupied by C. J. Mahoney, 
as stable; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 3d, 7-38 P. 31. Still. 
No. 5 Hawthorne pl. Owned by F. McClure ; loss, $17; insurance, 
$8,000 ; occupied by Abbie Rockwell, as dwelling ; loss, $68 ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 4th, 11-28 P. M. Box 4. 
No. 240 Causeway st. Owned by E. McConnell; loss, $933; insurance, 
$4,115; occupied by E. McConnell, as junk store; loss, $867; insurance, 
$4,133; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



78 City Document No. 93. 

Tuesday, 5th, 0-16 A.M. Box 416. 
No. 20 Henley st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 141 Friend st. Owned by J. S. Paine; insurance, $150,000; occu- 
pied by J. S. Paine, as furniture; insurance, $200,000; originated on outside; 
cause, electric-light wires igniting sign. 

Wednesday, 6th, 9-27 P.M. Box 21S. 
No. 2241 Washington st. Owned by R. Estabrook; loss, $487; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by S. Myers, as clothing; loss, $1,125; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 7th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 107 Beach st. Owned by Mrs. Brown; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John Cotter, as junk store; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Thursday, 7th, 10-01 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 417 Albany st. Owned by Poole & Scammon ; loss, $130; insurance, 
$250; occupied by Poole & Scammon, as wood-yard; loss, $153; insurance, 
$850; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 7th, 4-41 P.M. Still. 
No. 160 Portland st. Owned by S. Bowman; occupied by Wadsworth, 
Howland, & Co., as paints, etc. ; originated on 4th floor; cause, gas-jet ignit- 
ing paint stock. 

Friday, 8th, 0-21 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 34 Canal st. Owned by E. C. Milliken ; occupied by G. M. Leavens 
& Son, as furniture; originated on 5th floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 8th, 8-16 P.M. Box 465. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 8th, 10-38 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 533 Medfordst. Owned by Patrick Flannagan ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by P. Flannagan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 9th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 2181 Dorchester aye. Owned by M. McDonald; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by H. S. Wallis, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, rags taking fire from stove. 

Sunday, 10th, 2-30 A.M. Box 218. 
No. 2257 Washington st. Owned by Hall estate ; loss, $412 ; insurance, 
$24,750; occupied by Wm. P. Oddy, as boots and shoes; loss, $201; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by A. H. Bartlett; loss, $50; insurance, $300; occu- 
pied by Norris & Fletcher; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Sunday, 10th, 6-52 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 452 Main st. Owned by Mrs. Perkins; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by A. D. Marden, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 11th, 0-32 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 10 Lowell st. Owned by Dennis Flagg; occupied by Mrs. L. 
Crocker, as dwelling; cause, set by boys in refuse straw. 



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Tuesday, 12th, 11-03 A.M. Box 48. 
New York & New England R.R. Yard. Owned by New York & New 
England R.R. Co.; loss, $50; insurance, $50; occupied as switch-house; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-27 A.M. Still. 
No. 230 Rutherford ave. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 12th, 6-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 6 Arion st. Owned by M. O'Connor; loss, $5; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by John O'Connor, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
1st floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 12th, 9-18 P. 31. Box 633. 

No. 63 Meridian st. Owned by George Eager; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. E. Caro, as variety store; originated on 1st floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 14th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 10 North Bennet ave. Owned by David Flynn ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by S. Harpzman, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Delhi st. Cause unknown ; brush-fire. 

Friday, 15th, 3-11 A.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Owned by Roughan Bros. ; loss, $350; insurance, $500; 
occupied by Roughan Bros., as engine-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
hot coals from hoisting-engine. 

Friday, 15th, 6-43 A.M. Still. 
No. 367 Federal st. Owned by S. A. Way heirs ; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by L. W. Ferdinand & Co., as hardware; insurance, $8,700; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 16th, 9-05 A. 31. Still. 

No. 5 Arlington st. Owned by Mrs. H. A. Porter; loss, $68; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by C. B. Porter, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, defective fire-place. 

Saturday, 16th, 1-02 P.M. Box 617. 
Grand Junction Wharf, Pier No. 6. Cause, friction of machinery. 
Remarks. — Fire onboard the Boston Tow Boat Co. 's floating grain elevator; 
insured for $10,000; loss, $433. 

Saturday, 16th, 9-21 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 4 Shawmut pl. Owned by James Teevan ; insurance, $1,200; occu- 
pied by Annie Freeman, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
lighted lamp igniting bedding. 

Sunday, 17th, 10-20 P.31. Box 6. 

No. 62 Barton st. Owned by Mr. Murphy; occupied by P. Burke, as 
dwelling; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 7-23 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 Travers st. Owned by G. Caledone ; loss, $81 ; insurance, $2,600 ; 
occupied by M. Marker, as fruits, etc. ; originated in basement; cause, ex- 
plosion of naphtha lamp. 



80 City Document No. 93. 



Friday, 22d, 1-36 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 44 School st. Owned by Win. Sheafe ; loss, $147 ; insurance, $18,500 ; 
occupied by J. Phillips & Co., as gents' furnishing goods; loss, $324; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 22d, 2-19 A.M. Box 269. 
No. 59 Alpine st. Owned by H. O. Aldrich; loss, $50; insurance, $1,700; 
occupied by Arthur Reymes, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated in 
basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Friday, 22d, 7-15 A.M. Box 43. 
Nos. 73 to 75 Chauncey st. Owned by Francis heirs; loss, $140; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by T. Christian & Co. etals., as hosiery, etc. ; insur- 
ance, $203,000; originated in engine-room; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 22d, 0-25 P.M. Box 546. 
Baker st. Cause unknown ; grass-lire. 

Friday, 22d, 2-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 62 Hampshire st. Owned by T. B. Butler; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by Electric Cable Co., as factory; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 22d, 8-08 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Green st. Owned by N. Whiting; occupied by S. A. Stewart, as 
carriages ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 23d, 9-26 A.M. Box 83. 
Columbus ave. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 51 Hanover st. Occupied by H. Partridge & Co., as fancy goods; 
originated in basement; cause, electric apparatus overheating. 

Saturday, 23d, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
L st. Cause, set by boys in manure pile. 

Sunday, 24th, 0-07 P. 31. Box 215. 
No. 113 Hammond st. Owned by Joseph Millmore estate; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-17 P.M. Still. 
Columbus ave. Owned by L. H. Brown; loss, $25; insurance, $60,000; 
occupied by G. W.Bowman, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of pipe. 

Monday, 25th, 1-05 A. 31. Box 829. 
Griggs pl., off Allston st. Owned by John W. Hollis ; loss, $200; oc- 
cupied by C. H. Danforth, as stable; loss, $385; insurance, $550; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 26th, 2-40 P. 31. Still. 
No. 269 Roxbury st. Owned by Sharkey heirs; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Mr. Baswald, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 26th, 10-09 P. 31. Box 536 and 539. 
Sharon st. Owned by M. Brennan; loss, $60; insurance 
pied stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



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Wednesday, 27th, 10-18 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Gold st. Owned by Ann Coffee; loss, $50; insurance, .$1,200; 
occupied by John Foley, as dwelling; originated on first floor; cause, over- 
heated chimney. 

Wednesday, 27th, 5-37 P.M. Box 546. 
Spring st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 3-12 P.M. Box 33. 
No. 75 Hancock st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 29th, 6-20 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 369 Atlantic ave. Owned by Franklin King; loss, #706; insurance, 
$9,565; occupied by Revere Copper Company, as office, etc. ; loss, $226; in- 
surance, $21,500; occupied by G. W. Barden & Co., et als., as wools, etc. ; 
loss, $225; insurance, $10,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Friday, 29th, 4-20 P.M. Box 68. 

Waltham st. Owned by Morse estate; loss, $724; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Hartly & Appleyard, as blacking factory ; loss, $500 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by Scott & Swinton, as blacksmiths; loss, $150; insurance, 
$300; occupied by E. F. Delano, as upholsterer; loss, $14; insurance, $100; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, draught from fire igniting hay. 

Friday, 29th, 8-11 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 77 Albany st. Owned by P. Maguire; loss, $25; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, candle igniting curtain. 

Friday, 29th, 10-35 P.M. Box 532. 
Walk Hill st. Cause unknown; brush fire. 

Friday, 29th, 10-55 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 105 Summer st. Owned by Wm. Minot heirs; loss, $1,200; insur- 
ance, $65,000; occupied by Josiah Cummings & Son, as trunks, etc.; loss, 
$4,670; insurance, $68,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 9-17 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 74 Carver st. Owned by Willard Walnut; loss, $275; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by James O'Meara, as dwelling ; loss, $299 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 30th, 10-38, 10-44 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 448 Commercial st. Owned by Francis Raynes ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by M. Collins, as grocery; loss, $100; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Remarks. — Morris and Margaret Collins were slightly, and Catherine 
Farrell was fatally, burned. 

Sunday, 31st, 1-45 A. 31. Box 214. 

No. 1960 Washington st. Owned by Forbes; occupied by M. Craven, 
as shoe-store; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Sunday, 31st, 6-25 A. M. Box 69. 

Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul; loss, $1,580; insurance, $5,025; 
occupied by J. F. Paul & Co., as planing-mill ; loss, $2,275; insurance, 
$1,700; originated in engine-room; cause unknown. 



82 City Documjent No. 93. 

Sunday, 31st, 11-52 A.M. Box 342. 

Sheridan st. Owned by Eastman estate ; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Edward Thomas, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Sunday, 31st, 5-25 P. 31. Box 61. 
No. 21 Wheeler st. Owned by G. F. Hovey; loss, $22; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Sam'l Cohen, as dwelling; loss, $45; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



APRIL. 



Monday, 1st, 6-36 P.M. Box 81. 
No. 16 Holtoke st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 1st, 9-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 371 Main st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 2d, 7-03 A.M. Box 36. 
Nos. 6 to 12 State st. Owned by Treadwell heirs; loss, $2,773; insur- 
ance, $63,500; owned by J. Q. Adams heirs; loss, $50; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by F. H. Prince & Co., as bankers; loss, $400; occupied 
by J. Mock et als., as restaurant, etc. ; loss, $543 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied 
by J. Weinstock, as barber; loss, $85; insurance, $700; occupied by A. W. 
Mitchell, as engraver; loss, $710; insurance, $3,600; occupied by C. C. 
Clark, as printer; loss, $700; insurance, $1,700; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, electric- light wires. 

Tuesday, 2d, 8-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 36 Cunard st. Owned by John May; occupied by Wm. Johnson, 
as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 2d, 10-19 A.M. Box 814. 
Brighton ave. Owned by M. L. Downing; cause, set by boys in ruins 
of old house. 

Tuesday, 2d, 0-36 P. M. Box 435. 

No. 246 Medford st. Owned by Robert Webb & Co. ; loss, $103; occu- 
pied by Robert Webb & Co., as varnishes; loss, $200; cause, ignition of 
kettle of varnish. 

Wednesday, 3d, 7-21 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 363 Washington st. Owned by Spaulding; occupied by Geo. 
Higgins, as clothes-wringers; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 3d, 4-12 P. M. Box 23. 
Bowdoin st. Owned by Church of the Advent; loss, $769; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied as church; insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 3d, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 Florence st. Owned by J. W. Wade; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by M. E. Barker, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, defective 
gas pipe. 



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Wednesday, 3d, 6-27 P.M. Still. 
Beacon and Tkemont sts. Owned by F. L. Ames; occupied by F. L. 
Ames, as hotel; originated in basement; cause, throwing lighted paper in 
sawdust. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-26 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 9 Salutation st. Owned by C. E. Wiggins; insurance, $400; occu- 
pied by B. Bernardino, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Friday, 5th, 1-50 P. 31. Still. 

No. 28 Atherton st. Owned by E. A. Grose; loss, $48; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by A. N. Van Daell, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 5th, 6-11 P.M. Box 121. 

No. 8 Green's alley. Owned by city of Boston ; unoccupied dwelling ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 5th, 7-14 P.M. Still. 
No. 134 Kingston st. Cause, boys setting fire to old lumber. 

Friday, 5th, 7-40 P.M. Box 38. 
T wharf. Cause, careless smoking in berth. 

Remarks. — Slight fire on board the schooner "Longwood"; loss, $10; 
insurance, $1,000. 

Saturday, 6th, 1-39 A.M. Box 143. 

No. 216 West Ninth st. Owned by Daniel Reardon ; loss, $157; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Daniel Reardon et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Saturday, 6th, 7-31 P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 15 and 16 Charlestown st. Owned by Wiggan & Upton, trustees; 
loss, $640; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Slattery & D'Arcy, as sashes and 
blinds; loss, $5,877; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Slattery & D'Arcy et 
als., as sashes and blinds, etc. ; loss, $624; insurance, $31,500; occupied by 
N. C. Boutelle & Co., as furniture; loss, $1,395; insurance, $8,000; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from chimney-flue. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 307 Columbus ate. Owned by Coburn estate; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by E. L. Kingsley, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Remarks. — Miss C. Forbes was severely burned about the face and hands 
while trying to extinguish the flames. 

Monday, 8th, 9 P.M. Box 536. 
Ashland st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 0-19 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 55 Kneeland st. Owned by M. S. Rice; loss, $198; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Marget& Cohen, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $280; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Tuesday, 9th, 1-16 A.M. Box 136. 

L and East First sts. Owned by A. C. Slater, trustee; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by T. Sullivan, as boat-house; insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 



84 City Document No. 93. 



Tuesday, 9th, 2-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 53 Winchester st. Owned by R. Hathorne ; loss, $23; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Moore, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-24 P. 31. Still. 

No. 18 Elm st. Owned by Geo. Poor; occupied by A. U. Prescott, as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, boys and matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 2-18 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Wm. G. Means ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $20,000; occupied by Wm. G. Means, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $9,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 9th, 5-22, 5-30, 5-37, P.M. Box 6. 
Lowell and Minot sts. Owned by Boston & Maine R.R. ; loss, $31,000 ; 
insurance, $35,000 ; occupied by Boston & Maine R.R., as freight sheds ; loss, 
$19,843; insurance, $32,400; occupied by several firms as storage; loss, 
$34,157; insurance, 147,600; originated on 1st floor; extended to adjoining 
buildings ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 9th, 8-20 P.M. Box 82. 
No. 12 East Lenox st. Owned by H. Johnson ; occupied by M. Finley, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 10th, 10-17 A.M. Box 23. 
Bowdoin st. Owned by Church of the Advent; loss, $46; insurance, 
$9,231; occupied as church; insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 10th, 3-08 P.M. Box 472. 
Summer st. 

Remarks. — Alarm given by boys playing with auxiliary box in the Sum- 
mer-street school-house. 

Wednesday, 10th, 4-44 P. 31. Box 634. 
No. 40 Border st. Owned by Central sq. Wharf Co. ; loss, $328 ; in- 
surance, $440; occupied by P. J. Quinn, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on the roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 10th, 7-07 P.M. Box 57. 
Albany st. Cause, boys setting fire to paper in street. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-34 P. 31. Box 221. 
No. 14 Mindora st. Owned by Bates College; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by B. Kenny, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 11th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
Ashland st. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

Thursday, 11th, 10-45 P.M. Box 91. 
No. 213 Huntington ave. Owned by B. Fitch; loss, $30; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. J. Davis et als., as dwelling; loss, $64; insurance, 
$5,300; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 12th, 9-30 A. 31. Still. 
No. 265 Emerson st. Owned by M. C. Leonard; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by L. McDonald, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 



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Friday, 12th, 5-26 P. 31. Box 121. 

No. 6 Green's alley. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $5; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 12th, 5-58 P. 31. Box 43. 
Nos. 7S to 84 Bedford st. Owned by J. A. La Forme ; insurance, 
$12,500; occupied by M. Rosenfield, as ladies' goods ; loss, $898; insurance, 
$13,450; occupied by A. A. Mandell, as suspenders; loss, $1,700; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by H. C. Mandell, as printer; loss, $130; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 7-25 P. 31. Still. 
No. 6 Green's alley. Cause, boys setting fire to an old condemned 
building owned by the city ; no damage. 

Friday, 12th, 7-38 P.M. Box 435. 
Medford st. Cause, boys burning rubbish on vacant land. 

Friday, 12th, 8-02 P. 31. Box 366. 
River st. Owned by Miss C.Eaton; loss, $5; insurance, $1,200; occu- 
pied by Miss C. Eaton, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

3Ionday, 15th, 0-07 P. 31. Still. 
No. 556 East Fifth st. Owned by Wm. H. Wall; loss, $17; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied byWm. H. Wall, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 15th, 10-22 P.3L Box 4. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 16th, 4-23 P. 31. Box 4. 

Prince and Commercial sts. Owned by Boston Gas Light Co. ; cause, 
ignition of phosphorus. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-21 P. 31. Box 221. 

No. 32 Dunlow st. Owned by James Cain ; occupied by James Cain, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-34 P. 31. Box 121. 

8 Green's alley. Cause, set by boys in old condemned building. No 
damage. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-02 P. 31. Box 41. 
No, 12 School st. Owned by D. S. Greenough ; loss, $95; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by J. C. Davis, as banker; loss, $150; insurance, $12,500; 
occupied by Standard Portrait Co., as portraits; loss, $45; insurance, $400; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of gasoline lamp. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-06 P. 31. Box 35. 
Alarm given for previous fire. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-09 P.3I. Box 4. 
No. 138 Charlestown st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-29 P. 31. Box 121. 
No. 49 West Third st. Owned by J. B. Emerson ; occupied by J. B. 
Emerson et als., as wood-sheds ; cause, set by boys in rubbish. 



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Tuesday, 16th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 409 Harrison ave. Owned by P. H. Carroll; loss, $18; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Wm. Crowe, as dwelling; loss, $ 75 ; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 8-29 A.M. Box 61. 
No. 109 Warrenton st. Owned by M. H. Donovan; loss, $17; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Michael Touhig, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 5-22, 5-35 P.M. Box 461. 
No. 517 to 525 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $1,977; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by A. H. Allen, as storage ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by A. D. Colburn, as harnesses; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by Geo. F. Kendall, as saloon; loss, $751; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. D. Hart et als., as dwellings; loss, $20; insurance, 
$8,500; originated on 1st floor, No. 523; extended to No. 525; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Wednesday, 17th, 10-02 P.M. Box 215. 
No. 116 Kendall st. Owned by S. J. Terwilleger; loss, $170; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by B. D. Thomas et als., as grocers, etc.; insurance, 
$2,550 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 18th, 0-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 94 Lincoln st. Cause, breaking carboy of ammonia. 

Thursday, 18th, 9-12 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 30 Bedford st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 19th, 1-28 P.M. Box 67. 
No. 827 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 19th, 6-10 P. M. Still. 
No. 34 Crescent pl. Owned by M. Hollander; occupied by M. Lousie, 
as grocery; loss, $5; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-54 A. 31. Box 17. 
No. 12 Marshall st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; insurance, $4,500; occu- 
pied by E. Bird, as japanner; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, overheated japan oven. 

Saturday, 20th, 10-13 P.M. Still. 
No. 38 Athens st. Owned by R. McDevitt; loss, $9; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Wm. Tuohey, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, upset- 
ting stove. 

Saturday, 20th, 10-43 P. 31. Box 234. 
No. 448 Dudley st. Owned by B. F. Bean; loss, $80; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by R. F. Piper, as grocer; loss, $105; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting lighted candle. 

Sunday, 21st, 1-10 A. 31. Still. 
No. 1035 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Brown; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by C. A. Folsom, as confectionery; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 21st, 10 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Lowell st. Owned by S. S. Shaw; insurance, $12,000; occu- 
pied by G. A. Weld, as picture frames; loss, $25; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 



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Monday, 22d, 9-53 A.M. Box 125. 

Ewer st. 

Remarks. — Frame dwelling owned by Patrick Joyce fell, burying in the 
ruins Mrs. Joyce and three children ; they were rescued by the department 
more or less injured; two of the children were taken to the City Hospital. 

Monday, 22d, 2-37, 2-50 and 3 P.M. Box 99. 
Boston & Albany yards. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. ; loss, 
$14,000; occupied by Boston & Albany R.R., as freight-sheds; loss, $5,320; 
insurance, $6,S50; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Alarms were given from Box 92 for this fire at 2.42 and 3.08 
P.M. 

Monday, 22d, 4-29 P.M. Box 351. 

River View ave. Grass-fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 22d, 7-04 P.M. Box 254. 
No. 124 Terrace st. Owned by John Green; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by James Cottan, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 22d, 7-55 P.M. Box 265. 
No. 35 Dale st. Owned by Peter Higgins heirs; loss, $200; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. F. Clymer, as dwelling; loss, $47; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 22d, 11-55 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 62 Boylston st. Owned by B. H.Nash; loss, $1,100; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by A. Arnstein, as furrier; loss, $4,250; insurance, 
$9,300; occupied by F. H. Smith, as artist; loss, $550; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by A. Pauly et als., as draperies, etc.; loss, $130; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 1-18 P.M. Box 214. 
No. 10 to 14 Hunneman st. Owned by J. H. Hunneman heirs ; loss, 
$600; occupied by M. Quinn, as blacksmith; loss, $150; occupied by J. E. 
S. Adams, as carriages; loss, $203; insurance, $300; occupied by J. H. 
Merriam, as carpet- cleaner ; loss, $1,030; insurance, $1,500; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 23d, 1-20 P.M. Box 249. 

Ward st. Owned by S. L. and F. J. Ward; loss, $126; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 10-27 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 45 No. Market st. Owned by C. B. Barrett; loss, $90; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by C. B. Barrett; loss, $150; originated on 5th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 11-37 A. M. Box 463. 

No. 14 Thorndike st. Owned by A. PI. Allen; occupied by several 
families, as dwelling; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 135 Dorchester ave. ; cause, set by boys in manure pile. 

Wednesday, 24th, 5-18 P.M. Box 233. 
No. 132£ George st. Cause, boys setting fire to wood. 

Wednesday, 24th, 8-43 P. 31. Box 638. 
Dyewood wharf, Border st. Cause, overheated furnace. 
Remarks. — This fire was in the coal bunker on board the new fire- boat 
(Eng. 31), owned by the City of Boston ; slight damage. 



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Thursday, 25th, 0-21 A.M. Box 276. 
Dana st. Owned by E. A. Randall; loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by E. A. Randall, as stable; loss, $1,800; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown, supposed gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Thursday, 25th, 1-37 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 240 Hanover st. Owned by Thomas Walsh; loss, $138; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by L. Warshauer, as dwelling; loss, $104; insurance, 
$350; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 
Williams st. Cause unknown ; brush fire. 

Thursday, 25th, 7-31 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 47 Poplar st. Owned by W. Gleason; loss, $10; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by H. Cutler, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 26th, 9-23 P.M. Box 633. 
No. 105 Meridian st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 27th, 1-28 A. M. Still. 
Washington st. Cause, ignition of insulation on electric wire. 

Saturday, 27th, 2-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 286 Main st. Cause, slacking of lime ; damage, $3. 

Saturday, 27th, 2-27 P. 31. Box 521. 
No. 14 Everett st. Owned by John M. Call; loss, $402; insurance, 
$17,000; occupied by H. G. Pickering, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 260 Gold st. Owned by John Maloney; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by John Maloney, as dwelling; loss, $53; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Sunday, 28th, 4-20 A. 31. Still. 
No. 381 Cambridge st. Owned by W. R. Chester; loss, $113; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by C. E. Holman, as dry goods; loss, $1,086; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 29th, 9-49 P. 31. Still. 

No. 51 Gold st. Owned by M. Curry; loss, $18; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Mary Robinson, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mary Robinson, 52 years of age, was severely burned and re- 
moved to the hospital. 

Tuesday, 30th, 5-55 P. 31. Box 65. 
No. 242 Albany st. Owned by S. H. Stratton ; loss, $890 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Bailey & Draper, as lumber; loss, $3,443; insurance, 
$29,500; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 30th, 11-40 P. 31. Box 49. 
No. 24 Summer and 87 Hawlet sts. Owned by C. A. Browning; loss, 
$1,262; insurance, $50,000; occupied by C. A. Browning & Co., as millinery; 
loss, $13,079; insurance, $50,000; occupied by Heyer Brothers, as toys and 
fancy goods; loss, $250; insurance, $53,250; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 



Appendix. 



89 



Fire-Alarm Telegraph. 
The force employed is as follows : — 

Superintendent. 
Brown S. Flanders. 

Assistant Superintendent . 
Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam. 

James L. Crowley. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Win. H. Godfrey. 



Repairer's. 



G. J. H. Gutermuth, 
John Flavell, 
Issachar Wells, 
Wm. H. Barker, 
Charles Penny, 



Jonathan M. Morris, 
Joseph W. Bird, 
Granville S. Mendell, 

H. W. Cherrington, 

David Isaacs. 



Battery-man. 
James L. Gethins. 



A constant watch is kept at the headquarters, City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each operator has assigned 
to him certain hours of duty, during which time he is respon- 
sible for the correct working of the apparatus in giving 
alarms, and all testing of the circuits and other details per- 
tainino; to the service. An automatic arrangement is con- 
nected with the receiving apparatus, by which assistance 
may be called from the sleeping apartments, if at any time 
the operator should be suddenly incapacitated by illness from 
performing his duties. No operator is permitted to sleep 
during his watch, unless expressly relieved by some one 
else, and by consent of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for 
any mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours 
of duty. 



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City Document No. 93. 



An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from which it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 

There are 470 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



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



139 
51 
44 

67 
62 
38 
40 
28 
1 



470 

The following boxes are private property : 38 duplicate, 
68 duplicate, 115, 149, 152, 159, 227, 228, 244, 271, 281, 
322, 371, 442, 443, 511, 533, 617, 623, 624, 626, 629, 698, 
712, 713, 714, 715, 717, 718, 722, 723, 724, 725, 731, 732, 
734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 741, 742, 743, 745, 746. 

Special boxes: 168, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 
177, 178, 179, 181, 182, 292, 293, 294, 295, 332, 441, 471, 
472, 473, 474, 571, 572, 573, 574, 575, 681, 682, 683, 684, 
685, 686, 687, 688, 691, 692, 747, 748, 749, 751, 752, 753, 
754, 755, 756, 757, 758, 759, 761, 762, 763, 764,765,766, 
767, 768, 769, 771, 772, 774, 775, 781, 782, 787,788,872, 
873, 874. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working lines of wire, about 400 miles ; 
Signal boxes in use, 470 ; Striking machines, 37 ; Gongs, 
111; Box gongs, 51; Tappers, 23; Vibrators, 4; Local 
registers in department houses, 14 ; one electric watch- 
clock ; two repeating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; 
Relays in use, 65 ; Eighteen-pen registers, 2 ; Office bells 
in use, 5 ; Telegraph keys in use, 36 ; Telephones in use, 
67 ; 2 switch-boards ; galvanometers, 37 ; 2 portable rheo- 
tropes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 telephone switch-board at head- 
quarters ; 1 ditto in Chief's office ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus 
in Superintendent's house ; 7 sets telegraphic apparatus in 
assistants' houses ; 1 ,451 battery-cups in use at Central Office ; 
50 cups dry battery, in house of Engine No. 15 ; 50 ditto in 
house of Eno-ine No. 10 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine No. 14 ; 



Appendix. 91 

50 ditto in house of Engine No. 23 ; 60 ditto in house of 
Engine No. 25 ; 80 ditto in house of Engine No. 9 : 100 
spare battery-cups ; 265 spare porous cups ; 239 spare 
battery-cups at shop ; 3,000 lbs. sulphate of copper; 390 
lbs. zinc; 200 battery coppers ; brackets, wire, insulators, 
etc., office furniture, bedsteads, bedding, and sundry other 
articles. 



Al arm-Bells. 

The Fire- Alarm Telegraph is connected with the following 
bells : — 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Boston, steel, 
2,995 lbs., owned by city. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 
3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 1,059 lbs. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 5, West Roxbury, owned by 
city. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 6, Allston, composition, about 
400 lbs., owned by city. 

City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine House No. 1, Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 2,911 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 2, composition, 800 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 11, Orleans street, East Boston, compo- 
sition, 817 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 17, Meeting-house Hill,* Dorchester, 
composition, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., owned by city. 



92 CiTir Document No. 93. 

Engine House No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine House No. 30, West Roxbury, 300 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Everett School-house, Northampton street, composition, 
1,501 lbs., owned by city. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs., owned by city. 

George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,160 lbs., owned by city. 

Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Dudley street, Boston High- 
lands, composition, 3,509 lbs., owned by city. 

Lawrence School-house, B street, South Boston, steel, 3,400 
lbs., owned by city. 

Lewis School-house, Dale street, Boston Highlands, compo- 
sition, 3,104 lbs., owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composi- 
tion, 3,110 lbs., owned by city. 

Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 
lbs. 

Princeton-street School-house, East Boston, composition, 
2,470 lbs., owned by city. 

Rice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Rubber Factory, Charlestown, composition, 999 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Saratoga- street M.E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Shawmut'-avenue Church, composition, 1,909 lbs. 

Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,083 lbs., owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs., owmed by city. 

Walpole street, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

In addition to the foregoing, a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 



Public Clocks. 

The following Public Clocks, 37 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department : — ■ 



Appendix. 93 

Oily Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle- street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Park-street Church. 

Suffolk County Jail, owned by city. 

Old State-House Clock, owned by city. 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M.E. Church, owned by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city* 

South Boston. 

Bigelow School-house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. , 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city. 

East Boston. 

Central- square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall Clock, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by City. 
Metropolitan stables, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Dorchester. 

Neponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan), owned by city. 

Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Oharlestown. 

Bunker Hill Church. 
City Hall, owned by city. 
Harvard Hill Church. 



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High School-house, owned by city. 
Unitarian Church. 

West Roxbury. 

Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city.