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SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL REPOET 



Board of Fire Commissioners, 



YEAE ENDING APEIL 30, 1890. 




BOSTON: 
ROCKWELL AND CFIURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

1890. 



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[Document 91 — 1890.] 



SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL EEPOET 



BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS, 



YEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1890. 



Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

74 Tremont St., Boston, May, 1890. 

To His Honor Thomas N. Hart, Mayor: — 

Sm, — The Fire Commissioners herewith submit their 
Seventeenth Annual Report, containing a statement of the 
fires and their causes, the condition of the department, and 
expenditures for the year ending April 30, 1890. While the 
Revised Ordinances provide that henceforth these reports 
shall be made in January, the Commissioners have deemed 
it proper to once more follow the custom and requirements of 
the past, and present another record of the department year, 
especially as it has been marked by events of more than 
usual interest and significance. The special report, recently 
made at your Honor's request, covers considerable that 
would otherwise appear in this. 

The Fire Record. 

The operations of the year must be classed under the heads 
of ordinary and extraordinary. The former classification 



II City Docibient No. 91. 

includes the fires that come Avithin the general average. In 
the latter belongs the conflagration of November 28, which 
has made a conspicuous chapter in the year's history. That 
event, deplorable as it was in the loss and fatality which it 
involved, demonstrated certain things by which the city 
ought to profit. The Commissioners have endeavored to take 
and use their. part of the lesson, and they have received the 
prompt cooperation of your Honor and the City Council in 
putting many of their recommendations into force. While 
some of the smaller losses of the year still await more accu- 
rate adjustment, the total fire waste of this city amounts to 
about $4,750,000. The loss on buildings and contents by 
the Thanksgiving-day fire was $3,841,388, leaving about 
$908,612 to be accounted for by other alarms. During the 
year there have been 963 alarms, 23 second alarms, seven 
third alarms, one general alarm, and one call for outside 
assistance. Setting aside the great fire of the year, which 
stands apart from all others, and has been considered and 
treated as a special event, the fire loss of Boston for the year 
1889-90 is less than for the year 1888-89. Following closely 
upon the Kingston-street fire were three other fires of con- 
siderable magnitude, the Summer-street fire, the Bristol-block 
fire, and the Sears-building fire, all of which were unusually 
formidable, not only on account of the great headway they 
had acquired before the department was called, but also be- 
cause of the lack of important apparatus, destroyed Thanks- 
giving day. The ofiicers and men of the department deserve 
much credit for the successful manner in which they overcame 
extraordinary difficulties, and kept these fires from spreading 
to other property. The great increase of electrical power, 
and the diversity of its application, constitute an element 
demanding many additional safeguards, and one which fre- 
quently acts as an obstacle to the operations of this depart- 
ment. So far as investigation has been able to reach the 
real facts, the cause of the Thanksgiving-day fire was elec- 
trical, and other fires of the year have been due to similar 
causes. This new force has come to stay, and is destined to 
rapid growth in the future, so that an adaptation of the de- 
partment to the new conditions, by means of improved appa- 
ratus and methods, is indispensable to the safety of the city. 
This the Commissioners foresaw probably earlier than any 
one outside the department. It was impressed on their 
minds to the extent that, in the report preceding this, they 
said, " Bef(n'e the close of the present year the Commis- 
sioners may have important recommendations to make regard- 
ing better protection of certain property in the down-town 
portion of the city." These recommendations were, in a 



Fire Commissioners' Report. hi 

measure, anticipated and sharply emphasized by the tire of 
November 28. 

Growth of the Department. 

A special appropriation of $510,000 was made soon after 
the Thanksgiving-day tire for a much-needed increase in the 
size and strength of the department. In accordance with 
the order making the appropriation, the application of this 
sum was to be for the following purposes : A iire-proof 
central headquarters to accommodate the offices of the 
Commissioners, the chief, the tire-alarm system, and several 
pieces of apparatus ; a double company in Engine-house 2H ; 
land and a house for a double company on Congress street ; 
site and house for an engine company at the North End ; site 
and house for a ladder company in or near Ward 10 ; site 
and house for an engine company in Washington Village ; 
an engine-house at Egleston square ; an engine-house at 
Brighton ; rebuilding the house of Engine 9 in East Boston ; 
establishing a new engine company in East Boston, and 
another in Charlestown : and horses, apparatus, equipment, 
etc., to provide for the increase in companies. There have 
been obstacles in the way of rapid progress toward a com- 
plete accomplishment of the end proposed. No site has yet 
been provided for the central headquarters, though the Com- 
missioners have made several reconnnendations that had the 
good of the city and the department in view. This is one of 
the m.ost important features of the new programme approved 
some months ago by your Honor and the City Council. 
According to the plans then outlined such headquarters 
would constitute a centre of strength and convenience, the 
lack of which can never be made good by any of the make- 
shifts and substitutes that have yet been suggested. Work 
has been started on the Congress-street house, one of the 
more important of the new additions, and the department 
ought to be able to occupy it some time in the late autumn. 
A site has been purchased for a ladder-house near Ward 
10 ; the house of Engine 26 has been refitted, and a double 
company is already located there ; an engine company will 
soon be established in the house now occupied by Chemical 
Engine 3 on Longwood Avenue ; another engine com[)any 
will be established in Charlestown, and also one in East 
Boston as soon as quarters are ready. It is proposed to 
build enoine-houses in Brio;hton and at Eo;leston square on 
the sites of Chemical Engines 6 and 5 respectively. It has 
thus far been found very difficult to find a suitably located 
site for an engine-house at the Noi'th End at a price within 



IV City Document No. 91. 

the appropriation, while the site in Washington Village 
approved by the Commissioners has not yet been acce[)ted 
by the City Council. It is proposed to make all the new 
companies permanent, as the city cannot afford to further 
confess any such lack of necessary enterprise as would be 
indicated by an extension of the present weak and pro- 
vincial call system. In their previous report the Commis- 
sioners said: "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 Koxbury, should be 
made permanent as soon as possible ; and while the Com- 
missioners do not wish to seem importunate, they ask your 
assistance and encouragement to this end." The logic of 
events for the past six months would seem to justify the 
Commissioners in now urging this reform with some degree 
of importunity. 

New Apparatus. 

Considerable new apparatus has been received within the 
past few months, and more is in process of construction. 
Engine 22, which was pretty thoroughly broken up at the 
big tire, has been so completely restored by the makers that 
she has the appearance and satisfies all the requirements of a 
new engine, at only a little more than half the cost of a new 
one. A new second size Clapp & Jones engine has been 
placed in the house of Engine 26, and another in that of 
Engine 7. Engine 6 has a new second size Silsby, and 
another has been placed in the house of Engine 16. Three 
first size Clapp & Jones, and two second size Silsby engines 
are in the works, and will soon be ready for service. The 
Hayes ladder truck, destroyed November 28, has been re- 
placed by a new one of the same manufacture, but of im- 
proved pattern. The water-tower, which met a like fate, 
has had its place filled by a new one more modern in 
construction, more powerful in delivery, and more convenient 
in its method of operating. The Commissioners hope to pur- 
chase soon, with the approval of your Honor, another water- 
tower, another aerial ladder truck, four third size steam 
fire-engines, and two chemicals. Preparations have been made 
to equip some of the hose w^agons with Pompier ladders for 
special emergencies, and to provide some of the heavier pieces 
of apparatus, both engines and ladder trucks, with three-horse 
hitches. 



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



Schools of Instruction. 

During the year great improvement has been made in the 
department in the way of systematic instruction. The drill 
school, established last summer, has increased the efficiency 
of the department more than any other one thing ever intro- 
duced. The new recruits, to date, have been obliged to go 
through the entire course, and the other permanent members 
of the force have satisfied or must satisfy its requirements. 
The system has been quite comprehensive, and its application 
has been thorough. The school is not intended as a gymna- 
sium or as an exhibition to })lease the public, but as a practi- 
cal preparation for the actual service in which the men of the 
department have enlisted. The practice gives them not only 
experience, but facility and confidence, and its good results 
have been demonstrated in various critical situations at fires. 
A school for enginemen under a competent instructor has 
also been put in operation. It takes those members whose 
previous occupation or natural adaptability gives them a 
basis for knowledge of the work, and builds upon that 
foundation. Already a number of its graduates are acting as 
assistant enginemen, to the satisfaction of their superior offi- 
cers ; and it is still in progress. Instruction in telegraphy 
for department purposes likewise constitutes a part of the 
general plan. 

Eetirements and Pensions. 

The pension roll has grown somewhat with the retirement 
of members at the end of the year on account of age or other 
disability. The additions to the list include one permanent 
district chief, one call district chief, one engineman, one 
permanent hoseman, two call captains, and five call hose- 
men and ladder-men. The pension received by each varies 
from $125 per annum to $666.66. The names of the widows 
of Murnan and Loker, killed at the November fire, will be 
put on the roll for the sura of $300 each per annum. 



The Fire- Alarm. 

The story of the Fire-Alarm Department for the year is 
told elsewhere. Its work has been good and some improve- 
ments have been introduced, while others are contemplated 
and will be adopted as soon as invention, which is just 
now very active in this direction, perfects them. But none 
of the dangers incident to its present location have been 
abated, nor can they be as long as the system remains where 



VI City Document No. 91. 

it is. The hazard involved is one of the strons; reasons for 
providing a fire-proof central headquarters as soon as pos- 
sible. That City Hall still stands, with this menace hovering 
over it, is a striking proof of the forbearance of Providence, 
M^hich has thus far stayed the natural consequences of the 
situation. 

Condition and Morale. 

The qualities that go to make up good firemen have been 
severely tested, and have been found equal to the occasions 
which called for them. The members of the department, as 
a whole, are faithful, brave, and efficient. They manifest an 
honest pride in their responsible calling, and an enthusiasm 
that is a sure guarantee of loyal service. They are picked 
men, w^ell trained and well disciplined, and the city has no 
better citizens, or more zealous servants. 

The Police. 

Of the large increase of duty caused by the fires of the 
year, the police department has had to bear a considerable 
part. The Thanksgiving-day conflagaration made extra 
work for that branch of the public service, not only while it 
w^as in progress, but for weeks after, and its efficiency and 
discretion deserved and received the warm commendation of 
this department and the public generally. The Commis- 
sioners are glad again to gratefully acknowledge the good 
offices of the Boston police, not only on that special occasion, 
but on many of minor importance. 

The Fire Marshal. 

The inquest duty of the year has been unusually heav}^ 
involving the most patient investigation and the exercise of 
considerable discretion. The Fire Marshal has conducted 
his office with zeal and intelligence. While the law relating 
to incendiarism renders conviction difficult, he has neverthe- 
less acquired and utilized a great deal of information of value 
to the underwriters and the public. 



The Protective Department. 

What has been said of the Fire Department can also be 
applied to the Protective Department. The same friendly 
relations between the two branches of the general service, 
that have characterized the past, still continue, and a spirit 
of mutual help and sympathy unites them. The protective 



Fire Commissionees' Keport. vii 

work of Boston will compare favorably with that of any other 
city in the world. 

Organization. 

The organization of the department consists of a Board of 
three Fire Commissioners, a Chief of Department, a Super- 
intendent of Fire Alarms, 11 District Chiefs, and other mem- 
bers, including telegraph operators and employes of repair 
shops, to a number not exceeding one thousand men. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners 

consists of three members. One member is appointed an- 
nuall3% 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, 1890. 
Term expires May, 1893. 

Salaries, $3,500 each. 

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

Chief of Department. 
Lewis P. Webber, Headquarters, City Hall. 

District Chiefs. 

John F. Egan, Headquartei 
C. H. W. Pope, 
Lewis P. Abbott, " 

Wm. T. Cheswell, 
John W. Regan, " 

John A. Mullen, " 

Patrick E. Keyes, " 

Edwin H. Sawyer, " 

Williston A. Gaylord, " 
J. Foster Hewins, " 

Call District Chief. 

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



Sngine-house 


9. 


Ladder 


9. 


Engine-house 


25. 


( ( 


4. 


a 


26. 


li 


1. 


ii 


3. 


Hose-house 


7. 


H. andL. house 4. 


Engine-house 


18. 



VIII 



City Document No. 91. 



Clerks. 

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

A. Charles Scott. 



Force and Pay-Roll.. 

As established by the Board. 



1 Chief of Department . 


. $3,500 per 


annum 


1 Assistant Chief and Inspector oi 


' 




Hose and Harnesses 


2,400 


(( 


9 District Chiefs . . . 


2,000 


a 


1 District Chief, call . 


400 


a 


1 Superintendent of Apparatus Re- 






pairs . . . . . 


2,000 


li 


3 Clerks 


1,500 


a 


1 detailed man as Clerk, Apparatus 






Repair-shop . . . . 


1,000 


a 


1 Veterinary Surgeon . 


1,800 


ti 


43 Captains . . . . . 


1,600 


i c 


27 Lieutenants . . . . 


1,400 


(( 


34 Engine-men 


1,300 


(( 


35 Assistant Engine-men 


1,200 


(( 


168 Men .... 


1,200 


11 


32 " .... 


1,100 


(C 


62 " .... 


. 1,000 


(( 


79 " .... 


250 


( ( 


50 " .... 


200 


(( 


50 '^ .... 


175 


ii 


25 Permanent Substitutes 


900 


(( 


26 " " at . 


720 


(( 


1 Chief 's Driver . 


. 1,000 


(( 


4 Call Captains . 


325 


t( 



Fire- Alarm Telegraph. 



1 Superintendent 






. $3,200 per annum 


1 Assistant Superintendent 






2,000 


1 Foreman of Construction . 






5.00 per day. 


3 Operators 






1,600 per annum 


1 Repairer 






4.00 per day. 


1 " . . 






3.75 " 


6 Repairers 






3.25 " 


3 Assistant Repairers . 






3.50 " 


1 Battery-man . 






75.00 per month 



Fire Commissioners' Keport. ix 

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 
Chavlestown. 

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

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

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

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

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

District 8. — All that part south and west of District 7, to 
the boundary line of West Roxbury, and 
west of Washino;ton 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 Roxbury. 



City Document No. 91. 



Assignment of Districts. 

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





Chief in Command. 


Companies in District. 


District. 


Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook 

and 

Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 




5, *9, 11 

27,32 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26 

*1, 2, 15 

*3, 22, 23, 33 

34, 13, U, 29 

12, 17, 21, 24 

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


7 
9 


2 

*9 

8,14 

1 


6 


2 


C H. W. Pope 


3, 4 


3 


Lewis P Abbott 




4 
5 

Q 


"Wm. T.Cheswell 


1 

2 
8 


8 




5 

3, 13, 15 

11,12 

*4, 7 

16, 6, 10 


10, 12 


7 

8 

9 

10 




5 


Edw. H. Sawyer 

Williston A. G-aylord.... 
J. Foster Hewins 


3,6 

10,5 

4 


*7 







* Headquarters of District Engineer. 



Horses. 



The number of horses in the department April 30, 1890, 
was 188 ; total number April 30, 1889, 189 ; 13 were pur- 
chased, 11 sold or exchanged, 2 died. Destroyed, 1. During 
the four winter months extra horses were placed in service 
under agreement with the owners that such service should 
be without cost to the city other than the care and feed, the 
same as is given the regular horses of the department. The 
horses have received 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 110, resulting in 249 cases, of which 50 — 14 were horses 
taken for use during the winter months — were received 
at the hospital stable, and the balance were attended at the 
houses of their companies. Of the 225 cases treated 7 were 
incurable. None died from disease. Three vvere killed 
while responding to alarms of fire. 

Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city. May 1, Avas 
5,542. In addition to these hydrants there are 238 fire 
reservoirs in different sections of the city, that contain from 



FlEE COMMISSIONEES' EePORT. 



XI 



300 to 500 hogsheads of water, and can be used in an emer- 
gency. The ninnber of hydrants added during the year is 
as follows : — 

67 Lovvry, 145 Post, 4 Boston, and 91 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. 

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



Engine-Houses . 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


Xo 1 




5,698 

4,000 
4,000 
6,098 

1,647 


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. 


2 

3 

4 


Cor. of and Fourth streets.. 
Bristol St. and Harrison ave. . . 


5 




6 






7 




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




8 






9 






10 






11 

12 


Sumner street, E.B 


Remodelled, 1870. Ladder No. 2 

in this building. 
Formerly occupied by Ladder 

No. 4. 
Remodelled, 1870. 


13 




14 






15 






16 

17 


lUver St., Dorchester Dist 

Meeting house Hill, Dorches- 
ter Dist 


Ladder No. 6 in this building. 


18 

19 

20 

21 


Harvard street, Dor. Dist 

Norfolk street, " .... 
Walnut street; " .... 
Boston street, Dor. Dist 


10,225 
7,683 
9,000 
9,355 





XII 



City Document No. 91. 
Engine-houses. — Concluded. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 
26. 
27. 
28. 
29. 
30. 
32. 
33. 
34. 

No. 2. 
3. 
4. 
5. 



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 Ros- 
hury Dist 

Bunker Hill street 



Cor. Boylstonand Hereford sts.. 

Western ave., Brighton 

Chemical Eugine-houses. 
Church street >.... 



Cor. Longwood and Brookline 
avenues 

Poplar St., cor. Washington, 
West Roxbury 

Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven 

Harvard ave , near Cambridge 
street, Brighton Diet 

Saratoga and Byron streets. . . . 



B street 

Main street... 
Eustis street . 



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

14,356 

16,275 
8,000 



3,412 

5,400 

14,729 

3,848 

6,112 
10,000 

1,804 



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. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 2. 

Occupied by Chemical Eng. No . 3 . 
Ladder Co. 16 in this building. 



See Ladder-house 9. 



Hose-houses. 



No. 2, 
3. 
4. 
5, 
6, 
7. 
8, 
10 
12 



Location. 



Main street, Charlestown Dist., 

Winthrop street 

Monument street 

Shawmut avenue 

Chelsea street 

Tremont street 

North Grove street 

Washington Village 

Fourth street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,592 
5,230 
5,668 
889 
1,346 
4,350 
3,918 
1,610 
3,101 



Remarks. 



Changed to coal depot, 1884. 
Armory in building. 



Ladder No. 12 and Department 
Hospital in this building. 



Remodelled, 1870. 



Fire CoMMissioisrERs' Report. 



XIII 



Hook- AND-L ADDER Houses. 



No. 1. 

2. 

3. 

4, 

5. 

6, 

7, 

8, 

9, 

10 

13 

14, 

15 

16 



Location. 



Friend street 

Sumner street, E.B 

Harrison avenue 

Dudley street 

Fourth street 

River street, Dor 

Meeting-house Hill 

Fort Hill square 

Main street, Charlestown 

Centre street, W.R 

Washington, near Dover street, 

Fort Hill square 

Boylston, cor. Hereford street, 

Eoslindale 

Bristol street 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,676 



3,923 
2,469 



2,430 



Remarks. 



See Engine-house 11. 
See Engine 3. 



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

See Engine-house 25. 

Eng. 33 in this building. 

See Chemical Engine 4. 

Occupied as a fire-alarm store- 
house. 



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



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned for the year 
ending April 30, 1890, is as follows : — 

Purchased. Condemned. 

Leading hose. Cotton . . . . 5,850 feet. 8,789 feet. 

" " " Rubber. . . . 2,500 " 2,239 " 

" " Leather ... . . 500 " 

Chemical, Rubber 2,200 " 1,344 " 

Cotton 100 " 

" Linen 450 " 

Suction 223 " 204 " 

Total 10,773 " 13,626 " 



XIV City Document No. 91. 

Amount of hose in use and in storehouse April 30, 1800. 





In Use. 


In. Store 


Cotton • . 


50,333 feet. 


4,750 feet 


Rubber 


4,854 




850 " 


Leather 


200 






Chemical . 


4.540 




400 " 


Suction 


90(5 




105 '• 


Hand 


2,785 


a 




Total . 


63,618 


6,105 " 



Fire-Alarm Department. 

The new construction and repair work done by this depart- 
ment within the year ending April 30, 1890, is as follows : — 

No. 5 circuit was rebuilt in October, 1889, connecting- 
with Faneuil Hall bell and gongs in department houses fn- 
striking alarms only, no boxes being connected with it. 

A new telephone circuit has been built to East Boston, 
and a part of the houses located in that district connected 
with it. In the construction of this circuit a twin wire cable 
was run from headquarters to Engines 9 and 11, connecting 
with submarine cable, laid by the Telephone company across 
the channel. 

A new circuit has been run to the apparatus repair- shop, 
and the circuit to the house of the Chief of Department has 
been made metallic, by the use of twin wire cable, for the 
purpose of destroying induction. 

The Brighton circuit has also been made metallic, with 
open wires, for the same reason ; but induction is still present 
in its service. 

An aerial cable, with nineteen conducting wires, one 
thousand feet in length, has been run from headquarters to 
Summer street, for service in the South-end circuits. 

The reconstruction of the Dorchester circuits is in prog- 
ress, it being intended to build an additional circuit for re- 
ceiving alarms, and a box gong circuit to give all box signals 
to the houses in that district. 

Several houses have been equipped with apparatus boards 
in addition to those previously reported. 

The local register service, for recording box signals, is 
being extended, and most of the houses will be supplied 
with it during the present year. 

No serious damage to the system has been occasioned by 
storms, and with the exception of the destruction of the cir- 
cuits passing over the district of the great fire of Nov. 28,, 



Fire Commissioners' Report. xv 

there has been but little interruption in any part of the ser- 
vice. No. 7 circuit was in contact with the guard-wire of 
the West End Electric Railway on the night of Jan. 31, 
resulting in the burning out of several boxes and other appa- 
ratus, but being of a local character, the damage was soon 
repaired. 

The usual repairs and changes in the routes of the circuits, 
necessitated by natural deterioration and rebuilding or con- 
struction of new buildings, have been made, and many miles 
of wire have been run in the extension of circuits to locations 
of new boxes which have been placed in service within the 
year. 

There are now sixty circuits used in the system. 

Thirty-three boxes, public and special, have been added 
to the service during the year. 

Stock has been used as follows : — 

31 miles No. 9 iron wire. 
11 1 " No. 12 copper wire. 
10,000 feet kerite wire. 

160 lbs. cotton ins. wire. 
22,000 feet lumber. 
1,550 glass insulators. 
30 poles. 



XVI 



City Document No. 91. 



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



Sept. 1, 1S29, to August 31,1830.... 

" 1830, '• 1831... 

" 1831, " 1832... 

1832, " 1833... 

'< 1833, " 1834... 

" 1834, " 1835... 

'< 1836, " 1837... 

" 1837, " 1838... 

" 1838, " 1839... 

" 1839, " 1840... 

1840, " 1841... 

" 1841, " 1842... 

" 1842, " 1843... 

" 1843, " 1844... 

" 1844, " 1845... 

" 1845, " 1846... 

" 1846, " 1847.. 

1847, " 1848.. 

1848, " 1849.. 
" 1849, " 1850.. 
" 1850, " 1851.. 

1851, " 1852.. 

" 1852, " 1853.. 

" 1853, " 1854.. 

" 1854, " 1855.. 

" 1855, " 1856.. 

" 1856, " 1857.. 

" 1857, " 1858.. 

•' 1858, " 1859., 

" 1859, " I860., 

" I860, " 1861., 

" 1861, '•■ 1863. 

" 1862, " 1863. 

" 1863, " 1864. 

" 1864, " 1865. 

" 1S65, " 1866. 



Alarms, 



Losses. Insurance. 



110 

62 

89 
159 
130 
109 
159 
105 

96 

113 

140 

194 

232 

267 

223 

289 

270 

282 

339. 

240 

333 

169 
205 
195 
174 
167 
164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 
188 
131 
221 



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



Population. 



$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 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,738 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



FiEE Commissioners' Eeport. 

Recapitulation.. — Concluded. 



XVII 



Sept. 1, 1866, to Dec. 31, 

Jan. 1, 1867, " 

" 1868, " 

" 1869, " 

" 1870, " 

" 1871, " 

" 1872, " 

«' 1873, " 

" 1874, to April 30, 

May 1, 1874, " 

" 1875, " 

« 1876, 

" 1877, " 

« 1878, " 

« 1879, " 

« .1880, 

" 1881, 

« 1882, " 

" 1883, " 

" 1884, " 

'< 1885, " 

" 1886, " 

« 1887, " 

" 1888, " 



1866 
1867 
1868 
1869 
1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1876 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1885 
1886 
1887 
1888 
1889 
1890 



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 

4,746,869 



Insurance. 



$383,700 

340,775 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,293,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 

4,602,591 

6,543,006 

4,849,246 

7,299,353 

7,981,807 

8,068,295 

7,082,541 

6,771,654 

10,165,625 

12,146,904 

16,023,952 



Population. 



250,750 



342,000 



362,000 



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



Buildings. 



Slightly damaged . 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed , 
Not damasfed . 



774 

672 

20 



508 
76 
29 

151 



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



XVIII 



City Document No. 91. 



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



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19,516 
23,051 


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$444,946,100 
493,573,700 


$402,115 


1868 . 




58 










401,106 


1869 , 




24,181 


5e. 


2,453 


1,327 


602 


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549,511,600 


437,723 


1870 . 




27,457 


73 


2,670 


2,690 


46a 


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584,089,400 


855,571 


1871 . 




28,880 
29,735 


89' 


2,661 
2,398 


2,811 






612,663,550 


704,329 
1,516,549 


1872 . 




70 


2,645 


734 




682,724,300 


1873 . 




30,461 


73 


1,284 


1,727 


734 




693,831,400 


2,680,953 


1874 . 




39,106- 


72 


2,778 


2,764 


446 


21 


798,755,050 


941,483 


1875 . 




39,707: 


74 


2,669 


3,262 


398 


27 


793,961,895 


1,228,403 


1876 . 




39,804- 


100 


2,915 


4,274 


172 


57 


748,996,210 


541,272 


1877 . 




39,170 


111 


3,172 


4,476 


132 


89 


686,840,586 


481,354 


1878 . 




41,467 


120- 


3,074 


4,360 


146 


80 


630,446,866 


516,009 


1879 . 




41,652 


88 


3,319 


4,258 


139 


114 


613,322,693 


403,451 


1880 . 




41,975 


75 


3,254 


4,653 


194 


136 


639,462,495 


1,260,490 


1881 . 




41,908 


70 


2,994 


4,622 


170 


147 


665,554,597 


1,183,818 


1882 . 




42,267 


68 


2,98T 


4,935 


218 


152 


672,497,961 


814,154 


1883 . 




43,986 


76 


3,347 


5,102 


209 


153 


682,432,671 


998,554 


188i . 




44,196 


88 


2,965 


4,970 


289 


178 


682,648,000 


1,593,393 


1885 . 




45,137 


81 


2,988 


5,057 


282 


211 


682,656,000 


821,8-18 


1886 . 




46,042 


78 


2,973 


4,801 


292 


264 


710,621,400 


911,999 


1887 . . 




47,380 


73 


3,278 


5,663 


385 


298 


747,642,500 


784,667 


1888 . . 




48,192 


77 


3,170 


5,794 


351 


324 


764,452,548 


1,078,333 


1889 . . 




49,716 


9T 


3,214 


5,670 


400 


348 


795,433,744 


4,746,869 



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



Fire Commissioners' Eeport. 



XIX 



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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 for the year : — 

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. 3L Ladderman H. 
L. Bartlett, Ladder Co. 4. Ladderman J. W. Eldredge, 
Ladder No. 12. Peter T. Magee, Ladder Co. 1, Oct. 11, 
1889. 

The Firemen's Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, for the year ending Dec. 31, 
1889, submitted a statement showing the net proceeds of 
the ball given in its aid to be $12,971.70. Of the disburse- 
ments, $12,000 were on account of relief, $9,268.92 was in- 
vested in a City of Boston bond. 

The amount of money invested. April 30, 1890, was 
$84,000. 

ROBERT G. FITCH, ) ^. 

JOHN R. MURPHY, } ^ ."'! 
RICHARD F. TOBIN, ) ^^^^^^«**^^^^*- 



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, 1889, to April 30, 1890. 



STEAM FIKE-ENGI?fE COMPANIES 



Dorchester, near Fourth, S.B . . . 

Fourth St., cor. O., S.B 

Harrison ave., cor. Bristol 

Bullinch at 

Marion at., E.B 

Leverett st 

East st 

Saiem st 

Paris St., E.B 

Cor. Vernon and River SI 

nner st., E.B 

Dudley st 

Cabot st 

Centre st 

Dorchester ave. and Broadway 

Temple st., Dorchester 

Meeting House Hill, Dorchester 

Harvard st., Dorchester , 

Norfolk St., Dorchester 

Walnut St., Dorchester 

Boston st, Dorchester 

Dailmouth st 

Northampton st 

Warren, cor. Quiucy st , 

Fort Hill sq 

Mason st 

Elm St., Charlestowu 

Centre st., W. Roxbury 

Chestnut St., Brighton 

Mt. Vernon st., W. Roxbury . . . 

South side India wharf 

Bunker-Hill St., Charlestowu .. 

Boylfiton at 

Western ave 

New Watev-Tower 

Relief B. Old No. 6 

C. " '* 2 

E. " " 4 

F. " Mystic 

G. " No. 25 



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Hunneman & Co.... 
Amokeag Mfg. Co... 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co.. 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co.. 

Silsby Mfg. Co 

Clapp & Jones. N.Y. 
Freeman & Jucket... 

Hunneman & Co 

Amoskeag Mfg. Co.. 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co.. 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co . . 



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Nov. 13, 1SS3. 
July 1,1867. 
May 2, 1SS6. 



April 11, 
April 10, 
April 26, 
Oct. 14, 
Feb. 1, 
April 9, 
March 27, 



1882. 

Freeman & Jucket j A pril 10, 1S70. 

1870. 



Amoskeag Mfg. Co. 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co. 

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Hunneman & Co. . . . 
Wm. Jefeers, R.I..- 
Wm. Jeffers, R.I... 
Wm. JefEers, R.I... 
Wm. Jeffers, R.I... 

Silsby Mfg. Co 

Amoskeag Mfg. Co. 

Clapp & Jonus 

Silsby Mfg. Co 

Clapp & Jones 

Amoskeag Mfg. Co. 

Silsby Mfg. Co 

Hunneman & Co.. . . 
Hunneman & Co.... 

Clapp & Jones , 

Amoskeag Mfg. Co. 

Silsby Mfg. Co 

Hunaeman & Co 



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Dec. 1, 1S69. 
April 8, 1890. 
March 1, 1867. 
Dec. 25, 1869. 
Dec. 27, 1869. 
Dec. 25, 1869. 
Dec. 29,1869. 
Aug. 7, 1882. 
Oct. 10, 1888. 
Feb. 34,1888. 
July 18, 1884. 
April 1, 1890. 
July 1, 1872. 
April 28, 1886. 
Jan. 1, 1874. 
July 2, 1883. 
July 3,1889. 
March 28, 1884. 
Feb. 20, 1SS8. 
Nov. 1, 188S. 

May 16, 1890. 



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593 galls. 
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409 galls, of water at. 300 revolutions a minute. 
409 galls, of water at 300 revolutions aminute. 
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561 galls, of wateratSOO revolutions a minute 
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630 galls, of water at 300 revolutions a minute. 

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327 galls, of water at 300 revolutions aminute. 

1,414 galls, of water at 300 revolutions a 

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561 galls, of water at 300 revolutions a minute. 

581 galls, of water at 300 revolutions a minute. 



In Reserve. 



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Amoskeag Mfg. Co 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co 
Silsby Mfg. Co. ... 
Amoskeag Mfg. Co 



■ Oct. 1, 1873. 
Nov. 13, 1883. 



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Sept. 1SS4. 

Sept. 1, 1870. 



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SALT FUNGS. 



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Location. 


No. 


Miscellaneous. 


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Engineers' Pungs, 8. 
Spare Pungs, 1. 


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Appendix. 



During the past year 307 hydrants have been established 
and 204 abandoned, as follows : — 



City Proper. . . 
South Boston . 
East Boston... 

Eoxbury 

Dorchester . . . 
West Roxbury 

Brighton 

Charlestown . . 
Long Island... 

Totals 



Established. 



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204 



Total Number of Hydrants, May 1, 1890. 





Boston 
Y. 


Boston 
Lowry. 


Post. 


Lowry. 


Boston. 


Total. 






66 
17 
24 
45 
143 
143 
43 


199 

71 

73 

108 

213 

314 

192 

20 

44 


657 
197 
137 
661 
574 
113 
64 


511 
273 
132 
108 
82 
53 
35 


1,433 
559 
366 


South Boston 

East Boston 


1 






922 






1 012 






623 






334 






20 






32 


187 


10 


273 








Totals 


1 


513 


1,234 


2,590 


1,204 


5,542 







10 



City Document No. 91, 





Reservoirs. 










Boston Proper 
South Boston . 














95 
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13 


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Dorchester 














41 
11 


West Roxbury 
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19 

38 


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3 



Total 



238 



PIRES AND ALARMS, 



MAY 1st, 1889, TO APEIL 30th, 1890. 



MAY. 

Wednesday, 1st, 9-36 A. M. Box 98. 

No. 534 Columbus ave. Owned by C. E. Jackson; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by C. E. Jackson, as hotel; originated in basement; 
cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Thursday, 2d, 9-46 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 19 Oneida st. Owned by Patrick Flynn ; loss, f20; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Patrick Flynn, as dwelling; loss, .$7; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-48, 10-59 P.M. Box 629. 

No. 95 Border st. Owned by S. T. Manson ; loss, $472; insurance, 
$600; occupied by L. L. Harris et als., as drug mill; loss, $2,336; insur- 
ance, $4,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 3d, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 90 A ST. Owned by Jonas Fitch estate; insurance, $3,000; occupied 
by Patrick Hume, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, children setting 
fire to excelsior mattress. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-07 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Baldwin pl. Owned by Thos. M. Smith; loss, .$10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Slutzsky, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Saturday, 4th, 6-52 P.M. Box 849. 

Brook st. Boston & Albany R.R. Co. Occupied by Boston & Albany 
R.R. Co., as depot; originated on 1st floor; cause, bursting of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 5th, 2-02 P. M. Still. 

No. 125 Centre st. Owned by W. Meagher; loss, .$5; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by W. Meagher, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated on the 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 5th, 3-42 P.M. Box 547. 
Washington st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 5th, 3-55 P.M. Box 224. 
HuNNEMAN ST. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 



12 City Document No. 91. 

Sunday, 5th, 9-34 P.M. Box 454. 
Arlington and Alford sts. Cause, bonfire in rubbish, set by boys. 

Monday, 6th, 2-31 A.M. Box 426. 

No. 22 Monument avk. Owned by T. R. B. Edmanrls ; loss, .$265 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by C. W. Harris, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 6th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Barnard st. Owned by Howard Ciapp; loss, $15; insurance, 
$600; occupied by N. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 0-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 95 Silver st. Owned by JM. McGann ; loss, $6; insurance, $950; 
occupied by M. McGann, as dwelling; insurance, $150; originated on the 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 149 West Third st. Owned by M. Flaherty; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by M. Flaherty, as dw^elling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 7th, 10-01 P.M. Still. 

No. 132 West Broadway. Owned by M. A. Spellman; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Amelia Hindsill, as picture frames; loss, $150; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 8th, 10-52 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 74 Albion ST. Owned by A. B. H- Chapin;loss, $44; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Abram Adler et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,800; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8-07 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 19^ Beach st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 9th, 1-39 A.M. Still. 
No. 230 Rutherford ave. Cause, overheated thermostat, automatic. 

Thursday, 9th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 341 North st. Cause, fall of old building. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Mary Shea was killed by the falling building, and a boy 
named John Williams severely injured. 

Thursday, 9th, 6-30 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 94 Chauncy st. Owned by H. A. Church; loss, $235; insurance, 
$10,500; occupied by Leventall, Watchmaker, & Co., as dry goods, etc. ; 
loss, $3,186; insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. E. Walker, as variety 
store; loss, $110; insurance, $3,000; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 10th, 0-05 A.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 27 AND 29 Commercial wharf. Owned by Commercial Wharf Co. ; 
loss, $35; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. J. Kerrigan, as fish, etc. ; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday , 1 0th, 1 0-05 A. M. Still. 

No. 11 Paul st. Owned by Holmes Bros. ; occupied by Florence Moore, 
as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 13 

Friday, lOth, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

BowDOiN ST. Owned by St. Joliii's Church Society; occupied by St. 
Jolin's Church Society, as church; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, lOtli, 1-58 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 191 Silver st. Owned by Patrick Leyden; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by Patrick White, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children 
and matches. 

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

No. 16 Edgerly PL. Owned by A. J. Colcord; loss, $15; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mrs. Grenier, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 10th, 7-24 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 151 Emerson st. Owned by Owen Lappen ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by P. Cavanaugh, as shoe shop; loss, $20; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, dropping kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 11th, 8-03 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 33 Dove st. Owned by Barry Sullivan; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by M. Murphy, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

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

No. 168 Merrimac st. Owned by Morris Frye ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Morris Frye, as dwelling; loss, $138; insurance, $3,150; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 

South Margin and Norman sts. Owned by James Ellis ; occupied by 
Hamilton, as bakery; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated baker's 
oven. 

Saturday, 11th, 9-13 P. M. Box 366. 

River ST. Owned by Tileston and Hollingsworth ; loss, $25 ; unoccupied 
store-house; originated on outside; extended to building; cause, careless- 
ness in burning leaves. 

Saturday, 11th, 10-55 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 136 Prince st. Owned by D. McGlaughlin; occupied by D. Mc- 
Glaughlin, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Monday, 13th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Pearl st. Owned by Massachusetts Real Estate Co. ; insurance, 
$47,500; occupied by Massachusetts Real Estate Co., as boiler-room ; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 14th, 11-10 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 25 Conant st. Owned by Francis Gilligan ; loss, $420 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Dora Bertram, as grocer; loss, $500; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Francis Gilligan etals., as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 15th, 7-20 A.M. Box 171. 
Lawrence School, B st. Cause, disarrangement of auxiliary alarm 



14 City Document No. 91. 



Th ursday, 1 6th, 8-1 n A.M. Box 133. 

No. 314 East Eighth st. Owned by Patrick Haley; loss, $18; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by several families, as dwellings; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, burning fat on stove. 

Thursday, 16th, 4-31 P.M. Box 262. 

Marcella ST. Owned by J. B. Mulvery; unfinished dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, breaking of gasoline lamp by plumbers. 

Remarks. — John B. Dowd, the plumber, was severely burned and sent to 
the hospital. 

Friday, ITth, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 356 Shawmut ave. Owned by Joshua Bros., agents; occupied by M. 
Cunningham, as variety store; loss, $6; originated on 1st floor; cause, throw- 
ing match through window. 

Friday, 17th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 32 Lawrence st. Owned by Geo. A. Woodbury; loss, $42; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mary Smith, as dwelling; loss, $200; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 17th, 6-56 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 37 Harvard st. Owned by A. C. McPherson ; loss, $75; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Goldberg & Venitski, as tailor shop; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $1,200; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 17th, 9-54 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 86 Essex ST. Owned by A. W. Lawson, Jr.; loss, .^15; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by R. H. Archibald, as dwelling; loss, $19; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 18th, 6-36 A. M. Box 461. 

Arlington AVE. Owned by Edward Link; loss, $5; insurance, -$3,000; 
occupied by Standard Box Co., as factory; insurance, $1,500; originated in 
boiler-room ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Saturday, 18th, 7-11 A.M. Box 129. 

Dorchester ave. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. Railroad; loss, $10; cause', 
sparks from locomotive igniting bridge. 

Saturday, 18th, 10-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 1106 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; insurance. $31,000; 
occupied by John McKay, as hotel; loss, $70; insurance, $9,000; originated 
on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 11-53 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 9 Endicott ST. Owned by Kate Morgan ; loss, $68 ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by L. Friedman, as broker; loss, $813; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 21st, 2-27 A.M. Box 275. 
Richfield st. Cause, slacking of lime. 

Tuesday, 21st, 10-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 India sq. Owned by Frances estate; occupied by Whitney 
Brothers, as oils, etc.; insurance, $2,500; cause,_ rubbish in window grating 
ignited from cigar stump. 



Appendix. 15 



Wednesday, 2 2d, 2-30 A.M. Box 424. 

Nos. 38 TO 42 Decatur st. Owned by Geo. A. Sanderson; loss, $1,273; 
insurance, $2,000 ; owned by Thomas Houlton et ah. ; loss, $284 ; insurance, 
$4,700; occupied by Geo. A. Sanderson, as bakery; loss, $2,412; insurance, 
.$5,000; occupied by T. F. Joyce et ais., as dwellings; loss, $300; originated 
in Nos. 38 and 42, bakery; extended to 36 and 44; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Wednesday, 22d, 9-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 40 Cabot st. Owned by Millmore estate ; occupied by Chas. Sanders, 
as dwelling; cause, fat on stove taking fire. 

Wednesday, 22d, 11-01 A.M. Box 62. 

Pleasant AND Eliot STS. Owned by Mrs. H. B. Clark; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by H. M. Doane, as hotel, etc.; loss, $175; 
insurance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause, explosionof naphtha tank. 

Remarks. — E. Larditski, Edward Seaver, Herbert Russell, and Nicholas 
Emery, were very severely burned and cut by the explosion and taken to the 
hospital. 

Wednesday, 22d, 3-02 P.M. Box 324. 

No. 27 Olnet ST. Owned by Emil Alther; loss, $10; insurance, $1,400; 
occupied by Emil Alther, as sausage factory; originated on the roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-13 P.M Box 12. 

Nos. 67 AND 69 Charlestown st. Owned by Charles E. Hall & Co. ; loss, 
$416; insurance, $4,000; occupied by P. W. Curry, as parlor mantels; loss, 
$612; insurance, $3,000; occupied by C. F. Ward, as mouldings; loss, $40; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 23d, 7 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 250 Harrison ave. Owned by M. K. B. Gough, trustee ; loss, $265 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by James Stewart, as dining-saloon ; loss, $50; 
insurance, $1,600; occupied by James Delury, as dwelling; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by D. W. Riley, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-25 A. M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 

Thursday, 23d, 3-15 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 189 Paris st. Owned by Antonio Enos ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Antonio Enos, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 23d, 6-53 P.M. Box 356. 

Centre st. Cause, light from torch mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 793 Centre st. Owned by C. M. Weld ; loss, $29 ; insurance, $7,000 ; 
occupied by C. M. Weld, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, some 
malicious person throwing bomb through window. 

Thursday, 23d, 11-14 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 42 Decatur st. Owned by Geo. E. Sanderson; occupied by Geo. E. 
Sanderson, as bakery; originated in basement; cause, overheated bake- 
oven. 

Friday, 24th, 2-02 P.M. Still. 

Mtstic wharf. Cause, boys setting fire to straw and manure pile. 



16 City Document No. 91. 



Friday, 24th, 8-4S P. 31. Box 631. 

No. 63 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood Manufacturing Co. ; occupied by 
James Loveland, as paint shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Friday, 24th, 8-52 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 102 Warrenton ST. Owned by M. Breslahan ; loss f 11; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Mary Henry et als., as dwelling; loss, $3; insurance, 
f 1,200; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 24th, 10-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Percival PL. Owned by Dr. Crane heirs; occupied by several 
families, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 26th, 0-43 P.M. Box 426. 

No. 6 Joiner st. Owned by Teele heirs ; occupied by J. O'Connell, as 
dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 0-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 287 "West Fourth st. Owned by J. F. Finnegan ; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by McGuire & Hughes, bottlers; loss, $65; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 290 Federal st. Owned by Prentiss Hobbs ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$300; occupi-ed by J. R. White & Co., as office; loss, $50; insurance, $250; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 10-20 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 1149 Tremont st. Owned by J. O. Wetherbee ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Seaver Bros., as grocers; loss, $35; insurance, $7,000; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove igniting goods. 

Monday, 27th, 4-37 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 51 Portland st. Owned by Jenkins Bros. ; occupied by Bradshaw, 
Crocker, & Co., as railroad supplies; originated on 2d floor; cause, boiling 
of oil on stove. 

Monday, 27th, 7-29 P.M. Box 98. 

No. 4 Wellington st. Owned by A. A. Rowe ; loss, $35; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by A. A. Rowe, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,300; 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 28th, 3-44 P.M. Box 91. 

Huntington ave. and Gainsborough st. Owned by Murdock Liquid 
Food Co. ; occupied by Liquid Food Co., as hospital; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, overheated stove igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 29th, 8-05 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 3 Parkman ST. Owned by C. Litchfield; loss, $5; occupied by 
Lizzie Cox, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 11-55 P. 31. Box 19. 

No. 5 Merrimac ST. Owned by Lyman heirs; loss, $371; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by M. Levine, as clothing; loss, $5,732; insurance, 
$14,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Appendix. 17 



Friday, 31st, 8-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 391 Main st. Owned by Mr. Pollard; occupied by M. H. Hughes, as 
tailor; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 



JUNE. 

Saturday, 1st, 6-41 P.M. Box 83. 

No. 799 Tremont st. Owned by J. H. Hayes; loss, $25; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by N. Wilder, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Saturday, 1st, 8-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 320^ Tremont st. Owned by C. E. Bacon; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by H. C. Fostered als., as dwelling; loss, $6; insurance, $900; orig- 
inated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 2d, 1-57 A.M. Box 5. 
Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 2d, 3-56 A.M. Box 331. 

No. 14 Bellevde ST. Owned by J. Homer Pierce ; loss, $944; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. Homer Pierce, as stable; loss, $100; originated on 
2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 5th, 8-34 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 625 Albany st. Owned by M. J. Putney; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by J. O'Connor, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explo- 
sion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 5th, 9-58 P.M. Box 657. 

Boston AND Albany R.R. bridge. Owned by Boston and Albany R.R. 
Co.; loss, $25; occupied by Glendon Mills, as lumber car; loss, $50; 
originated in car ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-18 A.M. Box 83. 

No. 106 West Chester park. Owned by Mary Montague; loss, $56; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by J. F. Small, as dwelling; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $300; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 10-41 A.M. Box 126. 

No. 307 West Third ST. Owned by Peter Balduff"; insurance, $3,000 j 
occupied by Peter Balduff", as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 7th, 2-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 287 Norfolk ATE. Owned by M. E. Sullivan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,700; occupied by M. E. Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 7th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 West Fourth st. Owned by Cyrus Alger heirs; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. Bulger et ols., as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, children setting fire to excelsior mattress. 

Friday, 7th, 8-18 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 607 Tremont st. Owned by E. L. Bartlett; loss, $32; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by 0. Storms et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; originated in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 



18 City Document No. 91. 

Friday, 7th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 AsTLUJi ST. Owned by E. H. and M. E. Tucker et als. ; loss, $128 ; 
insurance f2,500; occupied by J. Rosenthal et als., as dwelling; loss, .$500; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 7th, 10-61 P. M. Box 13. 
No. 14:4 North st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in rubbish. 

Saturday, 8th, 2-38 P.M. Box 416. 
Devens ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 8th, 4-09 P.M. Box 465. 

Remarks. — Call for assistance from Somerville, Mass. Engine No. 32 and 
Chemical No. 9 with District Cliief Bartlett responded. 

Sunday, 9th, 8-10 A.M. Box 57. 
No. 141 Harrison ave. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 123 Meridian st. Owned by S. Hoffses ; occupied by Munroe & 
Davis, as shoe store; loss, $80; insurance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 10th, 4-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon ST. Cause, overheated thermostat, automatic. 

Monday, 10th, 5-34 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 147 Summer st. Owned by G. D. Parker; loss, 425; insurance, 
$30,500; occupied by B. Bernard's Son, as leather; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$15,500; occupied by L. Strecker et als., as clothing, etc. ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $21,500; occupied by James Houston et als., as leather, etc.; loss, 
); insurance, $50,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 



Monday, 10th, 11-29 P.M. Box 632. 

No; 91 Border st. Owned by S. T. Manson ; loss, $10; occupied by 
George B. Lewis, as blacksmith; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 11th, 2-43h A.M. Box 68. 

No. 491 Harrison ave. Owned by D. McSweeney; loss, $300; insur- 
ance $12,000; occupied by M. F. Smith, as dining-saloon ; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 9-55, 10-11 A.M. Box 319. 

Franklin court. Owned by Barlow & Griflin; loss, $1,800; insurance, 
$1,250; owned by Donnelly & Hurley; loss, $270; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied by Barlow & Griffin, as shoddy mill; loss, $6,9!)6 ; insurance, $2,950; 
occupied by Patrick Donnelly, as dwelling; loss, $50; occupied by John 
Hurley, as dwelling; originated in shoddy mill; extended to dwelling; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 11th, 1-24 P. M. Box 424. 
No. 40 Decatur st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Tuesday, 11th, 1-30 P. M. Still. 
Franklin park. Cause unknown ; brush and wood fire. 

Tuesday, 11th, 3-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Cause, overheated thermostat, automatic. 



Appendix. Id 



Tuesday, 11th, 8-58 P.3f. Box 661. 

Coleridge ST. Owned by Ira C. Bumpus; loss, $5; insurance, iSljoOO; 
occupied by Ira C. Bumpus, as dwelling-; loss, $6; insurance, ^1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 12th, 7-40 P.M. Box 419. 

No. 31 Dunstable st. Owned by A. M. Moore; loss, $125; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by H. A. M. Woods, as furniture; loss, $2,000; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 13th, 9-15 A. M. Still. 

No. 3fi Charlestown st. Owned by Langraaid estate ; occupied by J. H. 
Paine & Son, as machine shop; cause, overheated thermostat, automatic. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 725 East Broadway. Owned by Otis D. Dana; occupied by G. S. 
Abrams, as restaurant; cause, ignition of gasoline stove. 

Friday 14ih, 9-03 P. M. Box 336. 

No. 9 Bowdoin AVE. Owned by Robert Petriment; loss, $181; insur- 
ance $5,000; occupied by Robert Petriment, as dwelling; loss, $300; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Saturday, 15th, 71-35 A. 31. Still. 

WooLSEY SQ., COR. OF GoKDON ST. Owned by T. P. Proctor; loss, $25; 
insurance, $17,500; occupied by E. Carroll, as drugs, etc.; insurance, 
$2,400; originated on outside; cause, carelessness of painters burning paint. 

Sunday, 1 6th, 0-03 A. M. Still. 

No. 150 Dover st. Owned by Geo. N. Black; loss, $16; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by J. Hoffman, as tailor; loss, $295; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 1-28 P.M. Box 211. 

No. 28 Westminster st. Owned by B. F. Brown; loss, $148; insurance, 
$2,000; owned by Gustef Sikora: loss, $90; insurance, $2,400; occupied by 
C. H. Lindsey, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
Gustef Sikora; loss, $25; originated on roof No. 28 ; extended to roof No. 
30; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 17th, 3-50 A.M. Still. 
Chelsea st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Monday, 17th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 33 Windsor ST. Owned by Silas Pierce ; unoccupied dwelling; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Mo)iday, 17th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 
Junction sq. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Monday, 17th, 9-33 P.M. Box 424. 

Nos. 4 AND fi Decatur st. Owned by Larkins and Davis; loss, $150; in- 
surance, $1,800 ; occupied by M. D. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated in wood-shed ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 20 AND 22 Old Harbor st. Owned by Carney Hospital Association, 
et als.: loss, $45; insurance, $4,000: occupied by Francis J. Ward, as 
dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2il floor. No. 22; cause, children and 
matches. 



20 City Document No. 91. 



Tuesday, 18th, 2-13 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 64 Endicott st. Owned by Robert Moore; loss, $202; insurance, 
S4,993; occupied bj' Slattery & D'Arcy, as doors and sashes; loss, $1,980; 
insurance, $6,4(i3; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 18th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 304 Lamartine st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 18th, 11-36 P.M. Still. 

No. Ifi Charlestown st. Owned by Wiggin &Uphani ; insurance, .$4,000; 
occupied by N. C Boutelle, as furniture; insurance, $8,000; originated on 
5th floor; cause, ignition of rubbish in iron barrel. 

M^'ednesday, 19th, 11-23 A.M. Still. 

No. 230 Rutherford ave. Owned by F. Baldwin ; occupied by Batchel- 
der & Gillett, as factory ; cause, overheated tliermostat, automatic. 

Wednesday, 19th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 

Prospect ST. Owned by Mary Jordan; unoccupied dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-47 P.M. Still. 

Foundry st. Owned by John Hallahan ; loss, $20; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by John Hallahan, as stable; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-42 A.M. Still. 

No. 45 Court st. Owned by J. M. Clark; loss, $15; insurance, $9,970; 
occupied by A. Tomfobrde, as dining-rooms; loss, .$10; insurance, .$4,000; 
originated in basement; cause, ignition of fat, etc., from furnace. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
Neponset AVE. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 20th, 4-12 P.M. Box 162. 
N.y. & N.E. R.R., A ST. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting ties. 

Friday, 21st, 5-27 A.M. Box 148. 

No. 350 Congress ST. Owned by Boston Wharf Co. ; loss, $1,000; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Boston Wharf Co., as paper storehouse; loss, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 21st, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Chaucer st. Owned by W. F.Webster; loss, $5; insurance, $500; 
■occupied by W. F. Webster, as wood yard ; insurance, $400 ; cause, children 
setting fire to fence. 

Friday, 21st, 5-01, 5-06, 5-15 P.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 22 TO 24 Summer st. Owned by C. A. Browning, et al.i.; loss, 
$11,682; insurance, $48,7;^8 ; Nos. 16 to 20, owned by W. D. Dickerman; in- 
surance, $50,000; occupied by Heyer Bros., as fireworks; loss, $46,958; 
insurance, $53,192; occupied by C. A. Browning & Co., as millinery; loss, 
^18,696; insurance, $51,192; originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. —Samuel Cord, John Hill, John E. Anderson, C. A. Gage, 
Chas. F. Callahan, Wm. F. Brenenstahl, employes of Heyer Bros., were 
killed outright, or died from injuries received by jumping from windows, or 
burning. 



Appendix. 21 



Saturday, 22d, 9-52 A. M. Box 1 12. 

Nos. 1 AND 2 Fifth st.-pl. Cause, fall of old building, call for assistance. 

Remarks. — Hannah Mullen, aged 38 ; Annie Mullen, aged 11; and Thos. 
Flaherty, aged 13, were killed outright, and Edward Nolen, aged 13, very 
severely injured in the ruins. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-55 P.M. Box 238. 

Hilton st. Owned by E. A. Remick ; loss, $500; insurance, .$1,000 ; 
occupied by E. A. Remick, as coal shed ; loss, $25 ; insurance, .$5,000 ; origi- 
nated on the roof; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Sunday, 23d, 9-27 A.M. Box 112. 

No. 14 Colony ST. Owned by James Kennedy ; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by Joseph King, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Monday 24th, 9-49 A. M. Box 69. 

No. 417 Albant ST. Owned by Poole & Scamraon ; loss, $400; insurance, 
.$250; owned by Hinckley Locomotive Works; loss, $355; insurance, 
.$300,000; occupied by Poole & Scammon, as wood yard; loss, $269; insur- 
ance, .$850; originated in boiler-room of wood yard; extended to Hinckley 
building; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 11-03 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 31 Medford ST. Owned by Thos. Butler; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by J. Moffatt, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 24th, 11-47 A.M. Still. 

No. 35 East Chester park. Owned by James Byrnes; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $4,500; occupied by Kate Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $128; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 4-29 P.M. Box 247. 
No. 1623 Tremont st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 24th, 7-59 P.M. Box 61. 

No. &^ Pleasant st. Owned by Freeman J. Doe; loss, $20; insurance 
$10,000; oucupiel by E. W. Bradlnirv e< als., as dwelling; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 25th, 2-26 P.M. Still. 

No. 148 Salem st. Owned by B. Gordon; loss, $31; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. Levenson, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 

Poplar st. Owned by Dr. Whitcomb; occupied by W. D. Carroll, as 
drug store; originated in basement; cause, children and fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 26th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Isabella st. Owned by G. Haskins; loss, $8; insurance, $7,250; 
occupied by W. H. Pendle, as dwelling; loss, .$554; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-51 A.M. Box 638. 

No. 280 Border st. Owned by Boston Dyewood Co.; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,600; occupied by Boston Dyewood Co., as store-house; originated 
on the roof; cause, sparks from stationary engine. 



22 " City Document No. 91. 



Friday, 28th, 2-08 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 642 Washington st. Owned by E. F. Brigham ; loss, $611; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied hyR. B. Brigham, as restaurant; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 28th, 10-41 A.M. Box 254. 
Terrace st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 28th, 0-37 P.M. Box 213. 
No. 136 Hampden st. Cause, overheated chimney. 

Friday, 28th, 4-19 P.M. Still. 

No. 84 Maverick st. Owned by Geo. E. Morrill; loss, -$44; insurance, 
$2. .500; occupied by Geo. E. Morrill, as bakery; loss, $8; insurance, $800; 
originated in basement; cause, defective bake-oven. 

Friday, 28th, 8-50 P.3f. Still. 
No. 354 Main st. Cause, cigar throv^m on awning. Damage $15. 

Saturday, 29th, 1-32 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 154 Chambers st. Owned by W. Robinson ; loss, -$18; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by ,J. A. Rounds, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
basement; cause, ignition of oil stove. 

Sunday, 30th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 
Medford ST. Cause, railroad sleepers set on fire by boys. 



JULY, 

Monday, 1st, 4 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 West Second st. Owned by Improved Dwelling Association; 
loss, $•") ; insurance, .$35,000; occupied by Mary Ash etals., as dwellings; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, lighting fire with kerosene. 

Tuesday, 2d, 0-45 A.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 94 and 96 North st. Owned by Robert Codman trustee ; loss, $305 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Dee Bros. & Co. et als., as furniture, etc.; 
loss, $4,271; insurance, .$10,316; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Tuesday, 2d, 1-02 A.M. Box 16. 
No. 3 Friend st. owned by C. L. Stanwood ; loss, $40; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Peter McAuley, as horse-collars; loss, $45; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 2d, 1-06 A.M. Box 126. 

No. 4 West Third-st. court. Owned by Joshua Gray; insurance, 
$2,00J; occupied by Joshua Gray, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 2d, 2-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Utica ST. Owned by Charles Torrey ; loss, $50^ occupied by 
B. W. Proscott, as leather store"; loss, $1 292; insurance, $2,55 ); originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 23 



Wednesday, Sd, 9-21 A.M. Still. 

No. 340 Meridian st. Owned by D. H. Blaney trustee ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Frederick Barlow, as cotton mill; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 3d, 1-26 P. 31. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon ST. Cause, automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, Sd, 7-50 P. M. Still. 
East Eagle st. Cause, bonfire. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-52 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 531 Tremont st. Owned by Smith Organ Co. ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$47,000; occupied by Smith Organ Co., as factory; insurance, $53,000; origi- 
nated in boiler-room ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 3d, 9-08 P.M. Box 43. 

Nos. 94 AND 96 Chauncy st. Owned by C H. Church; insurance, 
$10,500; occupied by Chas. E. Walker, as variety store; insurance, $11,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting goods in window. 

Wednesday, 3d, 9-35 P. M. Still. 
Paris and Marion sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Wednesday, 3d, 9-36 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 612 Broadway. Owned by John McManus; loss, $150; insurance, 
$275; occupied by Geo. Holden, as furniture; loss, $300; insurance, $800; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 3d, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
London and Porter sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
Saratoga and Pdtnam sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-28 P.M. Still. 
Sumner and New sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Thursday, 4th. 0-09 A.M. Box 835. 

No. 709 Cambridge st. Owned by Granville Fuller; loss, .$500; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Granville Fuller, as stable; loss, $200; insurance, 
$200; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 0-35 A.M. Still. 
BoYLSTON AVE. Causc, bonfirc. 

Thursday, 4th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 
East Eagle st. Cause, bonfire. 

Thursday, 4th, 1-18 A.M. Box 139. 
H ST. Cause, bonfire. 

Thursday, 4th, 1-52 A.M. Box 537. 

South st. Owned by Henry Dudley estate; loss, $600; insurance, $300; 
unoccupied barn; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 4th, 2-30 A. M. Still. 
Marion and Paris sts. Cause, bonfire. 



24 City Document No. 91. 

Thursday, 4th, 3-45 A.M. Still. 
East Eagle st. Cause, bonfire. 

Thursday, 4th, 4-45 A.M. Still. 
South st. Cause, rekindling of ruins, "Dudley's barn." 

Thursday, 4th, 9-05 A.M. Box 324. 

Hamilton avb. Owned by Lewis Coleman ; occupied by C. C. Blaney, as 
dwelling; originated on piazza; cause, fire-crackers. 

Thursday, 4th, 10 A.M. Still. 
No. 1131 Tremont ST. Cause, fire-crackers igniting rotten wood-work. 

Thursday, 4th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 100 West Canton st. Owned by Lawrence Duify ; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Lawrence Duify, as dwelling; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, fire-works. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-09 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 17 Tyler st. Owned by Mrs. Cooper; occupied by Philip Cahill, as 
dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 5th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 124 Broadway. Owned by James O'Neil ; insurance, $3,500 ; occu- 
pied by Mary Morrisey, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Friday, 5th, 5-34 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 40 Clinton st. Owned by 0. B. Campbell; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by Alvah Walker, as oil-store; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Saturday, 6th, 0-08, 0-12, 0-21 A.M. Boxes 217 and 245. 

Duncan and Holley sts. Owned by Thomas W. Lawson ; loss, $8,400; 
insurance, $10,400; owned by Bates College et als.; loss, $550; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Lawson Manufacturing Co., as printers; loss, $69,742; 
insurance, $75,000 ; occupied by John G. Koch et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$197; insurance, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; extended to dwelling; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 5-56 A.M. Box 456. 

Everett, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Saturday, 6th, 9-33 P.M. Box 632. 

No. 139 Border st. Owned by W. L. Sturtevant; loss, $137; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by W. L. Sturtevant, as planing-mill; loss, $117; origi- 
nated in boiler-room ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 6th, 11-04 P. 31. Box 53. 
No. 658 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 6th, 11-08 P. M. Box 5. 

No. 26 Lowell st. Owned by John Riley ; loss, $114 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Sarah Cohen, as grocery; loss, $300; insurance, $700; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 7th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 40 Waltham ST. Owned by P. Brigham estate; insurance, $26,100; 
occupied by Vose and Sons, as pianos; insurance, $60,000; originated in 
boiler-room ; cause, sparks from boiler. 



Appendix. 25 



Monday, 8th, 0-04 A.M. Box 28. 

Nos. 92 TO 96 Blackstone st. Owned by D. E. P. Packard estate; loss, 
^160; insurance, $13,000; occupied by Charles Porter & Co., as willow 
■ware; loss, .$304; insurance, $.500; occupied by H. Hervasse, as willow 
ware; loss, $150; occupied by W. H. Murphy, as grocery; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by George Fern etals.,&.s storage, etc. ; loss, $22; 
insurance, $6,200; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 8th, 0-13 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 2 Thorndike st. Owned by A. H. Allen; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by P. Hartnett, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Monday, 8th, 1-44 P.M. Box 814. 
Brighton ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Monday, 8th, 2-02 P.M. Box 534. 
Cause, accidentally given while testing boxes. 

Monday, 8th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 110 Dorchester ave. Owned by Thacher estate; loss, $97; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Abraham Blume et als., as tailor, etc.; loss, 
$761; insurance, $5,900; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed careless 
use of pipe. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-10 A. 31. Still. 

Cause, slacking of lime on board schooner " Maud C." of St. John, N.B. ; 
insurance. 



Tuesday, 9th, 6-02 P.M. Box 419. 

No. 230 Rutherford AVE. Owned by Gillett & Co.; insurance, .$6,000; 
occupied by Gillett & Co., as factory; loss, $25; insurance, $8,000; origi- 
nated in shaving shute ; cause, overheated steam-pipe. 

Tuesday, 9th, 8-44 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 28 Eliot ST. Owned by C. A. Welch; loss, $150; insurance, $12,- 
000; occupied by William English, as shoe store; loss, $475; insurance, 
$12,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 2-55 A.M. Box 49. 

No. 77 Franklin st. Owned by William Minot, trustees; loss, $2,481; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by Pope Manufacturing Co., as warerooms ; 
loss, $22,700; insurance, $33,500; occupied by Municipal Signal Co., as 
office; loss, $1,339; insurance, $20,000; originated on 4th floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 10th, 11-38 A.M. Still. 

No. 134 Hampden st. Owned by M. Dyer, Jr. ; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by S. C. Guyer & Co., as hat factory; insurance, $20,000; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 11th, 8-16 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 96 Essex st. Owned by Nathan Rosenfield; loss, $20; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Mary E. Morse, as dwelling; loss $116; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause incendiary. 

Thursday, 11th, 2-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 230 Rdtherford ave. Cause, given accidentally while testing auto- 
matic line. 



26 City Document No. 91. 

Friday, 12th, 5-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 398 Atlantic ave. Cause, searching for gas leak with lighted candle. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-06 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 478 Tkemont ST. Owned by S. G. Allen; insurance, ^6,000; occu- 
pied by A. T. Curtis, as oatins saloon; insurance, ^1,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, boiling over of fat on stove. 

Sunday, 14th, 3-57 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 123 Hudson ST. Owned by Henry H. Kelley; loss, S50; insurance, 
•S4,000; occupied by M. Joniskey ei! «Zs.. as dwelling; loss, §45; insurance 
$1,700; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 14th, 5-23 P.M. Box 221. 
Texas ate. Cause, boys setting fire to straw in yard. 

Sunday, 14th, 9-36, 9-40 P.M. Box 133. 

No. 292 Dorchester st. Owned by Charles Blumberg; loss, $2,(i22; in- 
surance, $3,00U; owned by James Coffey; loss, $50; occupied by Shales 
& May, as furniture; loss, .$11,851 ; insurance, .$8,150; occupied by W. C. 
J. Gerhardt, as tools; loss, $50; insurance, $75; originated in boiler-room; 
extended to dwelling; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Substitute E. F. Richards of Engine No. 2 was injured by a 
fall from platform on which he was at work. 

Sunday, 14th, 11-38 P.M. Box 28. 

Nos. 48 to 54 Commercial st. Owned by L. L. Faxon heirs; loss, $1C0; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Boston Produce Co. et als., as salesroom, 
etc., loss, $200; insurance, $20,000; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 15th, 9-54 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 Broad st. Owned by Josiah Cook; occupied by Postal Telegraph 
Cable Co., as workroom; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

3fonday, 15th, 9-32 P.M. Siill. 

No. 1057 Tbemont st. Owned by E. J. Hadley, trustee; loss $10; insur- 
ance $3,000; occupied I)y Phillip Sandell, as painter; loss, $29; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



Wednesday 17th, 1-01 A.M. Box 462. 

No. 267 Rutherford aye. Owned by B. F. Clough, loss, $200; insur- 
ance $300; occupied by B. F. Clough, as hay and grain; loss, $420; insur- 
ance, $1,850; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 17th, 7-45 A.M. Still. 

Mercer ST. Owned by Hub Carbon Co; insurance $9,000; occupied by 
Hub Carbon Co., as factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot coals igni- 
ting wood-work. 

Wednesday. 17th, 9-16 A.M. Box 775. 

Concord st. Cause, boys interfering with au.xiliary wires. 

Wednesday, 17th, 1-44 P.M. Box 139. 

No. 17 Dorchester ST. Owned by Jessie Skinner; loss, $5; occupied 
by Jessie Skinner, as fish basse; offifinated on outsjde ; cause, iHoesdi^iffy. 

Remarks. — Horse No. a of Engine Company No. 1 was killed by colliding 
with a tree. 



Appendix. 27 



Thursday, 18th, 8-50 P. M. Still. 

No. 325 Rutherford ave. Owned by Wellington heirs ; occupied by 
Hadley ei!! aZs., as stable; loss, f 1 ; originated in hay-loft ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 18th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No 49 TiLESTON ST. Owned by E. Burofski ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by E. Burofski, as dwelling; loss, .512; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on od floor ; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Thursday, 18th, 10-18 P.M. Box 13. 

Nos. 84 AND 88 Richmond st. Owned by Cass, Doe, & Co. ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Thos. Trefrey & Co., as furniture; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, burning rags in stove. 

Friday, 19lh, 5-26, 5-36 P.M. Box 419. 

No. 234 Rutherford ave. Owned by Francis Hall; loss, $200; owned 
by M. D. Cressey & Co.; loss, $75; insurance $2,500; occupied by V. R. 
Wilson, as stable; lo.«s, $530; insurance, .$1,000; occupied l^y J. 0. Paul, as 
stable; loss, $165; insurance, .$700; occupied by M. D. Cressey & Co., as 
stable; loss, $10; insurance, $300; originated in Hall's stable; extended to 
Cressey's stable ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 19th, 9-01 P.M. Box 543. 

Centre st. Owned by Mary Whittemore ; insurance, $200; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 19th, 11-45 P.M. Box 542. 
Centre st. Cause, rekindling of fire in Whittemore House. 

Saturday, 20th, 7-59 A.M. Box 521. 
No. 85 BoYLSTON ave. Owned by Luke Norton; loss, $10, insurance, 



occupied by John Norton, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st. 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 22d, 0-01 P.M. Box 421. 
No. 31^ Chelsea st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 22d, 6-59 P.M. Box 633. 

No. 63 Meridian st. Owned by George Eager; loss, $225; insurance, 
$4,000; owned by J. H. Dyer; loss, $48; insurance, $4,500; occupied by 
Joseph Caro, as 5-cent store ; loss, $175 ; insurance, -$2,000 ; occupied by Jones 
& Roberts, as teas, etc.; loss, $25; insurance, $500; occuiiied by Dyer & 
Keyes, as dwellings ; loss, $86; insurance, $1,200; originated in basement ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 23d, 4-37 P. M. Box 134. 

No. 183 D ST. Owned by Frank Gilfeather; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by James McDermott, as dwelling; loss, $2u; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Remarks. — Capt. Moning of Engine No. 2 was thrown from the hose 
wagon by the breaking of an axle, and severely injured his right shoulder. 

V,^ednesday, 24th, 0-41 A.M. Box 93. 

No. 543 Tremont st. Owned by G. W. Torten ; loss, $52; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Gerlock & Woods, as confectioners; loss, $123; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-24 A.M. Box, 647. 

Falcon st. 0«'ned fey I. Pratt, Jr.; loss, $45; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by J. D DeLaskey,as dwelling; originated on door-steps; cause, 
children and matches. 



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Wednesday, 24th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 144 Broadway. Owned by S. J. Merrill; loss, SIO; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Lizzie Dyer, as periodical ; loss, $n5 ; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, boys playing with matches. 

Thursday, 25th, 7-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 BuLFiNCH ST. Owned by E. P. Cassell; loss, $110; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by E. B. Swasey, as dwelling; loss, $234; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Thursday, 25th, 0-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 473 Broadway. Owned by t>. E. Whitton; occupied by Edward 
Barber, as ice-cream ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday,25ih, 10-29 P.M. Box 18. 

Nos. 19 AND 21 Brattle sq. Owned by C. Sargent; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by A. T. Cann, as dining-room; insurance, $1,500; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Fiiday, 26th, 9.06 A.M. Still. 
No. 31 Haskins ST. Cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 26th, 11 A.M. Still. 
No. Ill Havre st. Cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 26th, 9-21 P. M. Box 71. 

No. 471 Tremont st. Owned by M, Hayes' heirs; loss, $957; insurance, 
$4,833; occupied by Blair Camera Co., as photographic instruments; loss, 
$5,685; insurance, $19,500; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 415 Columbus ave. Owned by Charles Rollins; insurance, $45,000; 
occupied by F. J. Miller & Co., as hotel; loss, $50; insurance, $1,800; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 28th, 7-08 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Broadway. Owned by Joseph Giblin; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by Joseph Giblin, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless use of match. 

Monday, 29th, 7-19, 7-30, 8-00 P. 31. Box 645. 

No. 406 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt, Jr.; loss, $3,000; occupied 
by H. A. Hammond, as box factory; loss, $1,000; occupied by A. Rice & 
Co., as box factory; loss, $1,750; occupied by J. M. Prior et als., as car- 
penters, etc.; loss, $6,440; insurance, $9,000; occupied by Geo. McCarthy, 
as coal and wood; loss, $100; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; 
extended to other buildings; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 31st, 4-56 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 70 Cambridge st. Owned by J. C. Elood; loss, $40; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by VV. Bennett, as bakery; loss, $88; insurance, $1,200; 
originated in basement; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Wednesday, 31st, 10-23 P.M. Box 465. 

No. 2 Brighton st. Owned by Richard Sullivan; loss, $360; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by A. Young, as grocery; loss, $629 ; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 29 



AUGUST. 

Thursdaij, 1st, 10-13 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 120 Cambridge st. Owned by J. M. Shute ; occupied by E. J. 
Robinson, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 1st, 11-12 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 56 Lowell st. Owned by Louis Levin ; loss, $28 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Sarah Kennesky, as grocer; loss, $20; originated in basement; 
cause, ignition of gas from main. 

Thursday, 1st, 1-12 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 7 Stanhope st. Owned by C. Mynott; occupied by Barnes and 
Dunklee, as stable; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion 
in manure pile. 

Friday, 2d, 5-27 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 8 Mbdford st. Owned by E. A. Torrey; occupied by Suffolk 
Saddlery Co., as hardware; loss, $103; insurance, $15,447; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, ignition of naphtha. 

Friday, 2d, 7-44 P.M. Box 8. 
No. 12D Portland st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 2d, 9-10 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 94 Blackstone st. Owned by D. E. P. Packard estate; loss $597; 
insurance, $18,000 ; occupied by Charles Green et als., as tailor, etc. ; loss, 
$842; insurance, $11,000 occupied by Porter & Hervasse, as willow ware ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $500; occupied by G. A. Sammett & Son, as mat- 
tresses ; loss, $676; insurance $1,500; occupied by W. H. Murphy et als., 
as grocery, etc ; loss, $79; insurance, $6,200; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 3d, 0-43 A.M. Box 28. 
No. 24 North st. Owned by Minot heirs; cause unknown. 
Remarks — This building was in process of demolition. 

Sunday, 4th, 8-33 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 Leverett st. Owned by John Lord; occupied by S. Goldman, as 
dry goods; loss, $400; insurance $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 4th, 11-29 P.M. Box 516. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 6th, 11-51 A.M. Box 419. 
Rear of Rutherford ave. Cause unknown. 

Remarks — Fire in car-load of hay, owned by Crampton & Co. ; loss, $25; 
insurance, none. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-53 P.M. Box 462. 

No. 3 Dunstable st. Owned by E. Clapp ; insurance, $800; occupied 
by C. 0. Stone, as stable; loss, $150; insurance, $800; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 3-55 P.M. Box 462. 

No. 2 Tibbetts ST. Owned by J. T. Hicks; insurance, $800; occupied 
by John Tibbetts, as stable; originated in pig-pen; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8-50 P.M. Box 125. 
No. 3 Woodward st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 



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Wednesday, 7th, 1-22 A.M. Box 35.5. 

No. 67 Milton ave. Owned by W. H. Davidson; loss, .$420; insurance, 
S2.300; occupied by W. H. Davidson, as stable; loss, $1,075; insurance, 
$1,400; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday. 7th, 4-25 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 52f) East Third st. Owned by Patrick E. Gilmore; loss, $115; 
insurance $3,500; occupied by Michael Cahill etals., as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated in basement; cause, boys setting fire to excelsior. 

Thursday, 8th, 8-57 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 13 Way st. Owned by ScoUard estate; loss, $15; insurance $4,000; 
occupied by E. Eay et als., as dwelling, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 8th, 9<-42 P.M. Still. 

No. 154 Merrimac ST. Owned by J. Bennett; occupied by M. Soltile, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 9th, 3-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 BowDOiN ST. Owned by A. N. Loring; occupied by E. H. 
Mosher, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 9th, 8-25 P.M. Box 627. 
No. 39 Maverick sq. Cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 

Friday, 9th, ll-32h P.M. Box 537. 

KiTTREDGE ST. Owned by B. E. Cobleigh ; loss, $600; occupied by B. F. 
Cobleigh, as stable ; loss, $50; originated on outside; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 0-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 687 Washington st. Owned by Horace Williams ; occupied by 
Diamond lodging liouse, as dwelling; insurance, $5,500; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, smoking pipe in bed. 

Sunday, 11th, 2-14 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 69 Kneeland st. Owned by Ida Roddin ; loss, .$60; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by William Woods, as eating-house; loss, $55; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 11th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 328 East Eagle st. Owned by Wm. H. Smith & Co. ; loss, $5 ; 
occupied by Wm. H. Smith & Co. ; originated in boiler-room ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 8-35 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 210 Saratoga st. Owned by Elmer Lewis; loss, $12; insurance, 
$2,."i00; occupied by Elmer Lewis, as dwelling; loss, .$115; insurance $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, dropping kerosene lamp. 

3Ionday, 12th, 1-30 P. M. Still. 
Edtherford AVE. Causc, set by boys in rubbish. 

Monday, 12th, 6-43 P. M. Box 142. 

No. 317 West Second st. Owned by W. W. Stewart; loss, $50; insur- 
nnce, $1,500; occupied by W. W. Stewart, as wheelwright; originated on 
2J floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



Appendix. 31 

3Ionday, 12th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

Culvert and Hampshire sts. Owned by E. P. Cutler; loss, $32; 
insurance, $8,500 ; occupied by Tremont Foundry Co., as foundry; insur- 
ance, $3,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless handling of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3-45 A.M. Box 679. 

Ford st. Owned by Edward McCue ; loss, $50; cause, haystack, set on 
fire by parties unknown. 

Thursday, loth, 8-46 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 21 Albany ST. Owned by Bennett heirs; insurance $3,500; occu- 
pied by Mary Donovan et als., as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday 16th, 0-37 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 9 Charter st. Owned by Mrs. B. Levenson; loss $130; insurance 
$4,000; occupied by Mary Pierce et als., as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 16th, 10-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Green ST. Owned by Dickson heirs; insurance $2,000; occupied 
by TurnbuU & Clark, as blacksmiths; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from forge. 

Friday, 16th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 

Washington st. Owned by Goodnow; insurance $10,000; occupied by 
Proctor & Mansfield, as Grand Opera House; loss, .$150; insurance, $6,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of chemicals. 

Remarks. — A man and boy were severely injured by the explosion. 

Saturday, 17th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 

South st. Owned by Henry Dudley estate ; unoccupied barn ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — This building was partially destroyed by fire July 4th. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-51 A.M. Still. 

South st. Owned by J. Williams heirs; occupied by Wliittemore Bros., 
as storage barn; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 17th, 8-38 P.M. Box 224. 

No. 978 Harrison AVE. Owned by T. H. Hall; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by H. Hennesey, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-39 P.M. Box 83. 

No. 914 Tremont st. Owned by C. J. Spencely ; loss, $25; occupied by 
Wni. Loughlin, as boots and shoes; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-22 P.M. Box 121. 
Richards and A sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Tuesday, 20th, 11-08 A.M. Box 763. 
Tyler st. Cause, operator testing box in Shurtleff school. 

Tuesday, 20th, 6-23 P. M. Box 138. 

East First st. Owned by Walworth Macliine Co. ; occupied by Wal- 
worth Machine Co., as foundry ; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 



32 City Document No. 91. 



Tuesday, 20th, 6-43 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 320 Eliot st. Owned by James Stevenson; loss, $150; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by L. Pevetii, as cigars; loss, $250; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated gas-heater igniting material. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-15 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 42 Lowell st. Owned by G. M. Rogers ; occupied by J. Murphy 
et a/s., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-49 P.M. Box 552. 

South st. Owned by L. W. Whittemore ; loss, $300; insurance, $300; 
occupied by L. W. Whittemore, as barn; loss, $250; insurance, $250; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-28 A.M. Box 187. 

No. 725 East Broadvtay. Owned by O. U. Dana; loss, $35; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by G. S. Abraham, as restaurant; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of naphtha can. 

Thursday, 22d, 5-37 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 31 Medford st. Owned by Thos. Butler; occupied by J. Moffit, as 
dwelling; originated on the roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-56 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 8 BiLLERicA ST. Owned by M. Killbride ; loss, $36; insurance, 
$2,0U0; occupied by M. Linsky, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of match or cigar. 

Friday, 23d, 8-31 A. 3f. Box 225. 

No. 86 Norfolk ave. Owned by Boston Oakum Co. ; loss, $255; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Boston Oakum Co., as factory; loss, $1,266; insur- 
ance, $2,200; originated on 3d floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday, 24th, 6-42 P.M. Box 416. 

Thompson SQ. Owned by A. V. Lincoln; loss, $86; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Childs, Sanderson, & Co., as dry goods; loss, $100; insurance, 
$6,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric wires igniting goods in 
window. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 402 Bennington st. Owned by Thomas Kilcullen; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $100; occupied by Thomas Kilcullen, as wood-shed; loss, $2; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-44 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 404 Atlantic ave. Owned by L. Pickert & Co. ; loss, $2,250; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by L. Pickert & Co., as fish stores; loss, $6,342; 
insurance, $52,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, hot iron igniting wood- 
work. 

Swiday, 25th, 3 A.M. Box 634. 

No. 135 London st. Owned by Annie O'Brien; loss, $129; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. GafFney, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of candle. 

Monday, 26th, 1-49 P.M. Box 45. 
No. 49 Federal st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



Appendix. 33 



Monday, 26th, 11-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 52 Lowell st. Owned by A. Berkmann ; loss, $18; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Sciiwartz, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of cigarettes. 

Tuesday, 27th, 3-50 A.M. Box 698. 
Chelsea, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 231 Phipps ST. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 28th, 0-27 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Green st. Owned by Bennett heirs; occupied by Hain & Quinn, 
as dining-room; loss, $5; oiiginated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
■wood-work. 

Wednesday, 28th, 11-43 A.M. Still. 

No. 35 Chambers st. Owned by J. H. Leavitt; loss, $30; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by J. H. Leavitt, as dwelling; loss, $42; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of naptha used to clean fur- 
niture. 

Wednesday, 28'h, 9-49 P.M. Still. 

No. 35 Princeton st. Owned by Mrs. Currier; loss, .§15; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. Currier, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance $1,000: 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 10-19 A.M. Still. 

No. 61 Court st. Owned by W. G Shillaber; occupied by J. T. Bald- 
win, as ofiice ; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in 
oily rags. 

Fiiday, 30th, 8-55 A.M. Box 631. 
Lockwood's wharf, Sumner st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar, 

Friday, 30th, 9-10 P.M. Box 114. 
E, NEAR Second st. Cause, bonfire in the street. 

Saturday, 31st, 9-09 A. M. Box 58. 

No. 392 Federal st. Owned by Boston Terra Cotta Co. ; occupied by 
Boston Terra Cotta Co., as factory; insurance, $25,500; originated on the 
roof; cause, overheated kiln. 

Saturday 31st, 4-35, 4-58 P.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 19 AND 21 Kingston st. Owned by Isaiah Atkins; loss, $989; in- 
surance, $16,113; Nos. 15 and 17 Kingston st., owned by Williams, Clark, & 
"Weld; loss, $110; insurance, $27,000; No. 13 Kingston St., owned by Chas. 
H. Dole; insurance, $15,000; occupied by "Wheeler, Blodgett, & Co., as 
dry goods; loss, $57,450; insurance, 382,500; occupied by Townsend & 
Yale, as woolens ; loss, .$i'43 ; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Boston Man'f'g 
Co.; loss, $1,800; insurance, .$3,000; occupied by Lawrence Man'f'g Co., 
loss, $888; insurance, $2,500; occupied by Mollis B. Hatch, as paper boxes; 
loss, .$580; insurance, $2,000; occupied by H. P. Emerson & Co., as small 
wares; loss, $1,513; insurance. $22,075; occupied by Wilimantic Linen 
Co., as warerooins; loss, .'52.700; insurance, .$75,000; originated on 4th 
floor; cause unknown. 



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Saturday, 31st, 7-24 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 9 Merrimac ST. Owned by Lyman heirs; loss, $620; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by M. Bornstein, as cigars; loss, .$866 ; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by I. G. Waters & Co., as picture frames; loss, $139; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by A. Button & Co., as upholsterers; loss, $221; insurance, 
$19,250; originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 31st, 10-23 P.M. Box 234. 

No. 191 Hampden st. Owned by Adolph Wolfe; loss, $85; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by F. S. Eldredge, as grocery; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,200; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Sunday, 1st, 3 A. .)/. Still. 

No. 79 Essex ST. Owned by Josephine Cuntz; loss, $25; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by Dora Elmer, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Tuesday, 3d, 0-18 A.M. Box 249. 

Tremoht and Prentiss sts. Owned by M. Havey ; loss, $305; insurance, 
$2,100; occupied by M. Havey, as stable and dwellings; loss, $50; insurance, 
.$200; originated in stable; extended to dwellings; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 0-19 A.M. Still. 

!>?<». 364 Shawmut AVE. Owned by Wade estate; loss, $13; insurance, 
^lO^OtW; occupied by W.J. Dunham, as grocery; loss, $1; insurance, 
#2,400; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-19 P.M. Still. 
N«. 15 Chakdon ST. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-29 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 28 KiEKLAND ST. Owucd by A. I. Porter; loss, $223; insurance, 
^1,200; occupied by A. I. Porter et ah., as dwellings; insurance, $500; 
, -originated oe 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-05 P.M. Still. 
^No. 27 SoDBURY ST. Causc, automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-45 P.M. Box 128. 

No. 570 Dorchester aye. Owned by Patrick Campbell; loss, $65; 
insurance, $5^,500; occupied by Colin Murray, as dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Tuesday., 3d, 7-41 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 3 Emmett st. Owned by L. Mason; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
L. Mason, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, boys setting fire to 
excelsior. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-56 P. M. Still. 

No. 88 Prince ST. Owned by N. Robbins heirs; insurance, $4,000; oc- 
cupied hy M. Goldberg, as tailor; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking' 
kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 35 



Wednesday, 4th, 9-25 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 7 Eastern ave. Owned by Patrick Bergan ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by C. Latereils, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-22 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 291 Commercial st. Owned by Wm. G. Bell & Co.; loss, $466; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Wm. G. Bell &Co., as smoke-house; loss, 
$1,425; insurance, $17,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of saw- 
dust. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Monument st. Owned by Mrs. Mary Mendum; occupied by Mrs. 
Mary Mendum, as dwelling; originated in wood-shed; cause, children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-52 P.M. Box 436. 

No. 3 Walnut-st. court. Owned by John Rooney; loss, $5; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by John Denny et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 8 P.M. Box 633. 

No. 70 Chelsea st. Owned by J. C. Newhall ; occupied by Childs & 
Kent, as stable; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-12 P.M. Box 871, 

Tremont ST. Owned by John Backman; loss, $180; insurance, $200; 
occupied by Thomas Crosby, as hay storage; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-19 P.M. Box 141. 

Mt. Washington ave. Owned by L. G. Burnham & Co. ; insurance, 
$1,0U0; occupied by L. G. Burnham Coal Co., as coal-sheds; originated on 
outside ; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Friday, 6th, 11-32 A.M. Box 622. 

No. 1 Fessenden COURT. Owned by Jesse Holbrook; loss, $170; insur- 
ance, $1,600; occupied by M. Gibbons et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 6lh, 3-34 P.M. Still. 

No. 38 Sheafe ST. Owned by A. Cuuio; loss, $35; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by E. KofEman, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 134 Cambridge st. Owned by C. S. Lincoln; occupied by D. Bowl- 
ing et als., as dwellings; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 68 St. James ave. Cause, burning rubbish in passage-way. 

Friday, 6th, 7-44 P.M. Box 92. 

No. 151 Huntington ave. Owned by John Sullivan; loss, $2,395; insur- 
ance, $21,000; occupied by L. M. Palmer, as dwelling; loss, $5,200; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by W. I). French, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
insurance, $i,000; occupied by J. C. Wilson, as dwelling; loss, $320; insur- 
ance, $1,00Q; occupied by W. S. Bliss, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



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Saturday, 7th, 2-05 P.M. Box 112. 

Rear No. 195 Dorchester ave. Owned by Francis Supple; insurance, 
.$3,500; occupied by Francis Supple, as junk store; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, carelessness of smoker with matches. 

Saturday, 7th, .5 P.M. Still. 
Ptnchon ST. Cause, bonfire in hollow tree set by boys. 

Sunday, 8th, 8-44 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 715 Tremont st. Owned by Wm. G. Tyler, agent; occupied by 
Harvey Blunt, as saloon; insurance, #2,900; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 89 Prince st. Owned by J. Albertstein ; occupied by B. Barnett, as 
dwelling; loss, $74; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, care- 
less use of lamp. 

Monday, 9th, 0-59 A.M. Box 419. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by Gooch & Pray ; occupied by Gooch & Praj, 

as tool-sheds; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

% 

Tuesday, 10th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 96 Sumner st. Owned by J. Lambert; loss, $25; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by P. Culnan, as dwelling; loss, $43; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from pipe. 

Wednesday, 11th, 3-32 A.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 105 and 107 Chaunct st. Owned by J. J. Grace; loss, $1,300; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by Boston Tile Co., as salesroom; loss, $5,154; 
insurance, $11,000; occupied by Bergheim Bros., as hats, caps, etc.; loss, 
$50; insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5 P.3L Still. 

No. 16 Atherton ST. Owned by John Behan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by J. Lewenberg, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Travers st. Owned by Hoyt heirs ; occupied by J. Doherty, as 
stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-14 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 102 Fulton st. Owned by Edward C. Bangs ; insurance, $4,000; oc- 
cupied by J. H. Ames & Co., as furniture; insurance, $6,750; originated on 
4th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 13th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Chaucer st. Owned by John Soley ; insurance, $500; occupied by 
W. Webster, astenemept; insurance, $400; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
clothes igniting from stove. 

Frida.y , 13th, 10-07 P.M. Box 231. 

Nos. 27 TO 29 HuNNEMAN ST. Owued by H. G. Hunt; loss, $2,000; insur- 
surance, $2,000; owned by Mullane and O'Brien; loss, $160; insurance, 
$800; occupied by J. Toohey et als., as stable, etc. ; loss, $928; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by G. W. Flood, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in 
stable; extended from 27 to 31 Plymouth street; cause, careless use of pipe. 



Appendix. 37 



Friday, 13th, 11-43 P.M. Box 661. 

No. 3 Chaucer st. Owned by John Soley ; loss, $200; insurance, iSoOO; 
occupied by W. Webster, as dwelling; loss, $136; insurance, $400; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-04 P.M. Box 4. 

Nos. 162 AND 164 Canal st. Owned by A. W. Gore & Co.; loss, $863; 
insurance, $5,500; owned by Levi Prosser; loss, $15; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by Kent & Gore, as junk store; loss, $1,933; insurance, $5,000; oc- 
cupied by J. C. Richardson, as stable; loss, $240; insurance, $16,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, loth, 0-04 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 84 Salem st. Owned by Isaac Wyzanski; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by S. Simon, as dwelling; insurance, $600; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, loth, 6-51 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 8 Decatur st. Owned by John Dennis; loss, $14; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by John Cooney, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-24 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 549 East First st. Owned by Daniel Callahan; loss, $11; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by Mary Murray et als., as dwellings; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 16th, 3-57 A.M. Box 51. 

Nos. 434 to 440 Atlantic ave. Owned bj Henry C. Snow heirs ; loss, 
$1,322; insurance, $11,000; occupied by Henry Wood Sons Co., as paint- 
mill ; loss, $0,729; insurance, $25,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

3Ionday, 16th, 10-32 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 493 Washington st. Owned by Blake heirs; insurance, $60,000; 
occupied by P. E. Tatton et als., as wig-makers; loss, $2; insurance, 
$33,300; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas stove igniting wood-work. 

Tuesday, 17th, 1-57 P.M. Box 323. 

No. 1205 Dorchester ave. Owned by Patrick Hart; loss, $547; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by Patrick Hart, as stable; loss, $50; originated on 
1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 17th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 1185 Washington st. Owned by J. W. Warren; insurance, $10,- 
000; occupied by J. R. Marshall, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $3,500; 
originated on 8d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Wednesday, 18th, 0-35 P.M. Box 34. 
No. 67 Hancock st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 18th, 8-40 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 128 AND 130 Water st. Owned by D. H. Bangs et als. ; loss, $687; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by D. T. Chard & Co., as cigars, etc.; loss, 
$2,550; insurance, $8,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 7-31 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 105 TO 107 Summer st. Owned by Boston Real Estate Trust Co. ; 
loss. $510; insurance, $63,938; occupied by J. S. Corning et als., as dry 
goods, etc.; loss, $200; insurance, $81,950; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
lamp igniting wood-work. 



38 City Document No. 91. 

Thursday, 19th, 0-10 P.M. Box 151. 
False alarm. 

Thursday, 19th, 5-34 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 55 Fellows st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; unoccupied dwelling ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, boys setting fire to excelsior. 

Thursday, 19th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Chester place. Owned by Catherine Fuller; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Catherine Fuller, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 20th, 2-59 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 8 BoTLSTON ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 20th, 6-20 P. M. Still. 
Albano ST. Cause, careless use of plumber's pot. 

Friday, 20th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Chaucer ST. Owned by John Soley; insurance, $500; occupied by 
W. Webster, as dwelling; insurance, $400; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Saturday, 21st, 6-52 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 2 Leverett ST. Owned by Elias Campbell ; occupied by Jacob 
Watkins, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 21st, 9-18 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 202 Albany st. Owned by Mrs. Downey; occupied by John O'Con- 
nell et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
candle. 

Monday, 23d, 10-08 A.M. Box 79. 

No. 316 Marlborough st. Owned by M. B. Hayward; loss, .$50; insur- 
ance, $8,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated in basement; cause, upsetting 
lamp. 

Monday, 23d, 5-43 P. 31. Still. 

No. 314 West Chester Park. Owned by H. E. Daniels; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by H. E. Daniels, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, carelessness in burning rubbish. 

Tuesday, 24th, 0-26 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 52 Lowell st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 24th, 7-02 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 3 Oneida st. Owned by J. Mulvey ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by J. Calden, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Tuesday, 24th, 7-54 P.M. Box 312. 

Corner Dorset and Boston sts. Owned by Thos. F. Hernan ; loss, 
$265; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Thos. F. Hernan, as dwelling; 
loss, $578; insurance, $2,250; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 3-11 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 1088 Tremont st. Owned by Margaret Sprowl ; loss, $326 ; insurance, 
$1,800; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 39 



Wednesday, 25th, 10-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Byron court. Owned by James Brennan ; loss, .$100; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by Catherine Gunn, as dwelling; loss, .$30; originated on 
3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 9-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 36 Porter st. Owned by M. Harrington; occupied by Mr. Perg, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Friday, 27th, 6-50 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 168 I ST. Owned by P. J. Hyde; loss, $18:^; insurance, .$4,000; 
occupied by P. J. Hyde, as grocery, etc.; loss, $75; insurance, $1,2U0; 
originated in basement; cause, careless use of rubbish. 

Friday, 27th, 2-47 P.M. Box 629. 
Border st. Cause, sparks from pitch-kettle in yard of Atlantic Works. 

Friday, 27th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Sudbury st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm given by employee. 

Saturday, 28th, 10-18, 10-59 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 36 to 42 Oliver st. Owned by Moses Kimball estate; loss, .$4,995; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by W. H. Galison, as brass fittings; loss, 
$2,45(i; insurance, $9,500; occupied by W. A. Day et als., as engines; loss, 
$298; insurance, $6,700; occupied by Mclndoe Bros., as printers; loss, 
.$2,867; insurance, $9,000; occupied by Elite Manfg Co., as relishes; loss, 
$183; insurance, $1,000; occupied by W. J. Windram, as cloth; loss, 
$1,47.5; insurance, .$6,300; occupied by Albert Griffiths et als., as saws, etc. ; 
loss, .$260; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Geo. C. Dunne, as stoneware; 
loss, $122; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Saturday, 28th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 54 Chapman st. Owned by T. J. Widden ; occupied by W". S. Swett, 
as carpet-cleaner; originated in basement; cause, dust on boiler igniting. 

Saturday, 28th, 11-03 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 634 Shawmut ave. Owned by W. H. Jackson; occupied by W. H. 
Jackson, as wood yard; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 0-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 1184 Tremont st. Owned by S. J. B. Lent; loss, $16; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. F. Govern, as dwelling; loss $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 29th, 1-55 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 37 Faneuil Hall sq. Owned by Stetson heirs; loss, $50; occupied 
by C. W. Orne, as scales; loss, $63; insurance, $2,500; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 29th, 9-15 P.M. Box 112. 
CoR. Dorchester ave. and Swan st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 30th, 0-07 A.M. Box 112. 

Nos. 174 TO 190 Dorchester ave. Owned by Benj. Leeds estate; loss, 
$1,275; insurance, $3,000; owned by Woods and Lord; loss, $338; insur- 
ance, $4,550; occupied by S. P. Pierson, as shoe store; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $250; occupied by John Meehan, as grocer; loss, $288; insurance, 
$400; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — John Cronin was fatally injured, but was rescued by members 
of the department. 



40 City Document No. 91. 



Monday, 30th, 8-16 A.M. Box 267. 

Tkreace ST. Owned by J. W. Kenney ; loss, $46; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by J. W. Kenney, as stable; insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

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

No. 128^ Chambers st. Owned by Hammond heirs; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by James Bailey, as shoe store; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 30th, 8-54 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 50 Broadway. Owned by J. Christie; loss, $83; insurance, $12,000; 
occuj)ied by W. S. F'letcher, as dining-saloon ; loss, $18; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 



OCTOBER. 



Tuesday, 1st, 3-37 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 267 Causeway st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 
Memarks. — Damage by breakage, $9; insurance, $11,000. 

Wednesday, 2d, 1-35 A.M. Box 319. 

Eeab No. 196 Norfolk ave. Owned by J. P. Fenno; loss, $150; occu- 
pied by C. A. Webber, as carpet-cleaner; loss, $592; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 4th, 2-55 P.M. Still. 
Eear No. 274 C st. Cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in wood-shed. 

Friday, 4th, 7-23 P. 31. Box 5. 

No. 19 Norman ST. Owned by J. Berlin; loss, $45; insurance, $5,500; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 8d floor; cause, candle igniting bedding. 

Friday 4th, 7-43 P.M. Box 3. 

No. 1 Bartlett PL. Owned by M. Liebman; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,0(J0; occupied by M. Silvertein, as dwelling; loss, $36; insurance, $400; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 4th, 8-30 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 3 Utica ST. Owned by Hannah Carey; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Hannah Carey, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause unknoAvn. 

Friday, 4th, 11-28 P.M. Box 46. 

No. 120 Water st. Owned by Annie 0. Bangs et aZs.; loss, $1,580: 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Marston Sign Co., as painters; loss, $750; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Adams ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $750; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 4 A.M. Still. 
Rear No. 53 Monadnock st. Cause, burning rubbish. 

Saturday, 5th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 504 Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen; loss, $10; unoccupied store; 
originated on 1st floor; cause overheated stove. 



Appendix. 41 

Saturday, oih, 6-17 P.M. Box 238. 
Hilton st. Cause, incendiary, pile of shingles in yard. 

Saturday, 5th, 11-40 P.3L Box 126. 

No. 371 Broadway. Owned by Leeds estate; loss, $90; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Augustus R. Specht, as hair goods ; loss, $590; insur- 
ance, $2,550; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 6th, 11-21 A.M. Box 854. 

No. 34 WiNSHip ST. Owned by Michael Kiernan; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by P. Hickey et als., as dwellings; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Sunday, 6th, 6-32 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Portland st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 7th, 8-59 P. M. Box 4. 

Cause, given because of electric wire hanging in street severely injuring 
four children. 

Tuesday, 8th, 10-57 P.M. Box 38. 

No. 30fi^ Atlantic ave. Owned by Joel Thayer et als.; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Cimerblatt & Bernson, as cigars; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-04 P. M. Box 638. 

No. 266 Border st. Owned by Wm F. Green; loss, $50; insurance, 
$6,400; occupied by Wm. F. Green, as boiler-room; originated on roof; 
cause, overheated smoke-stack. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-16 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 24 Travers st. Owned by G. Woodward; loss, $155; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by D. French et als., as ink, etc.; loss, $164; insurance, 
$3,300; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 10th, 7-27 P.M. Box 454. 

No. 508 Rutherford ave. Owned by J. H. Studley heirs ; loss, $5 ; 
occupied by W. T. Selig, as blacksmith; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
iron igniting wood-work. 

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

No. 68 Northampton st. Owned by H. C. Knights; loss, $45; insu- 
ance, $400; occupied by P. J. Lally, as blacksmith; loss, $30; insurance, 
$800; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Friday, 11th, 8-07 AM. Box 35. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 11th, 8-48 P.M. Box 321. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-30 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 371 Hanover st. Owned by McNeil heirs; cause, light from gas 
mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 12th, 4-48, 4-59 P.M. Box 526 and 544. 

Centre st. Owned by Adams Nervine Institute ; loss, $205 ; insur- 
ance, .$1,100; occupied by Jackson Dawson, as dwelling; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



42 City Document No 91. 



Saturday, 12th, 5-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 259 Cabot ST. Owned by M. Meanes; insurance, $2,500; occupied 
by Bridget Kenney, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 13th, 0-21 P.M. Box 516. 

No. 29 Keyes ST. Owned by Jamaica Plain Gas Co. ; loss, .$54; occupied 
by Jamaica Plain Gas Co., as storehouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 14tli, 5-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 90 L ST. Owned by Wni. T. Eaton; loss, $218; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by H. L. Morse, as bakery; loss, $188; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Monday, 14th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Mystic pl. Owned by J. W. Casey; occupied by Mrs. Rache, 
as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-11 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 143 Congress st. Owned by Moses Williams; occupied by American 
Straw Board Co., as office, etc. ; cause, explosion of steam- radiator. 

Remarks. — Orrin Webber and Harry Williard were more or less injured 
by the explosion. 

Tuesday, 15th, 2-46 P.M. Box 541. 

Lawn st. Owned by Thomas Lavin; loss, $330; insurance, $2,900; 
occupied by Thomas Lavin, as dwelling and barn; loss, $50; originated on 
1st floor of barn, extended to dwelling; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

Atlantic Works, Border st. Owned by Atlantic Works; insurance, 
$120,000; occupied by Atlantic Works, as foundry; originated on the roof; 
cause, sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-35, 4r-41 P.M. Box 391 and 327. 

Cor. of Adams and Mill sts. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $100; 
occupied by City of Boston, as school; originated in basement; cause, sup- 
posed careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 17th, 5-09 P.M. Box 98. 

No. 568 Columbus ave. Owned by J. B. Potter; loss, $50; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by J. B. Potter, as dwelling; loss, $75 ; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 11-20 A. M. Still. 

No. 139 EusTis ST. Owned by F. J. Crosby; loss, $100; insurance 
$4,000; occupied by F. J. Crosby, as dwelling; loss, $265; insurance 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 18th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

Kimball ST. Cause unknown; brush and grass fire. 

Saturday, 19th, 0-49 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 151 Causeway st. Owned by T. Butler ; loss, $567 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Patrick Kearins, as liquors, etc. ; loss, $2,653 ; insurance, $4,500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes igniting wood-work. 



Appendix. 43 



Saturday, 19th, 10-46 A.M. Box 225. 

Rear No. 10 Kemble st. Owned by Cummings & Watson ; occupied by 
Cuniraings & Watson, as storage; originated on outside; cause, careless 
smoker setting fire to lounge. 

Sunday, 20th, 5-12 P.M. Still. 
Sedgwick st. Cause unknown; bonfire in rubbish. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-01 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 26 CoMMEECiAL ST. Causc, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-13 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 29 Wat st. Owned by E. Lissner; loss, $35; insurance, $1,400; 
occupied by J. O'Rouke e^ a/s., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 21st, 4-80 A.M. Still. 

No. 28 Somerset st. Owned by Sargent; loss, $56 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by S. J. Price, as hotel ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet 
igniting window-curtain. 

Monday, 21st, 11-26 A. M. Still. 

No. 71 Call st. Owned by John Crosby; occupied by John Glines, as 
dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 21st, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 228 East Eagle st. Cause, ignition of gas from oil-still. 

Monday, 21st, 7-32 P.M. Box 528. 

Washington st. Owned by Patrick McNulty; insurance, $1,600; occu- 
pied by Patrick McNulty, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless 
use of pipe in clothing. 

Monday, 21st, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Tremont ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 22d, 1-18 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 16 North Centre st. Cause, ignition of pan of kerosene oil. 

Tuesday, 22d, 4-31 P.M. Box 547. 

Rockland st. Owned by Congregational Society; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Congregational Society, as chapel; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 23d, 1-47 A. 31. Box 52. 

No. 95 Summer st. Owned by J. P. Tliorndike estate ; loss, $826, 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by Fowle, Cobb, & Pierson, as clothing; loss; 
$53,736; insurance, $74,000; occupied by Davis Shoe Co., as boots and 
shoes; loss, $125; insurance, $4,000; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 23d, 4-36 P.M. Box 262. 

No. 102 Marcella st. Owned by C. S. Montgomery ; occupied by M. 
Gaughan, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $500; originated in basement; 
cause, hot stove igniting clothing. 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-23 P.M. Box 452. 
Cook-st. Wharf. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 



44 City Document No. 91. 



Thursday, 24th, 11-41 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 900 Washington st. Owned by J. C. Elms; insurance, ^7,500; 
occupied by W. B. Norton, as eating saloon; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of gasoline stove. 

Thursday, 24th, 1-20 P. 31. Box 12. 

No. Ill Endicott ST. Owned by A. Alestro; insurance, $800; occupied 
by P. Caribone et als., as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Thursday, 24th, 1-56 P.M. Box 631. 
Leighton's Dock, Sujiner st. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the schooner " W. H. Childs," in engine-room; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 11-28 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 538 Tremont st. Owned by H. P. Whitcorab ; loss, $110; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by C. F. Thew, as store; loss, $335; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 10-05 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 45 Commercial st. Owned by Quincy heirs; insurance, $80,000; 
occupied by Thomas Dana & Co., as grocers; loss, $5; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in basement; cause, overheated flue. 

Friday, 25th, 0-45 P.M. Box 14. 

Nos. 15 AND 16 Lewis Wharf. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corporation ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $2,000; occupied by various firms, as storage; loss, 
$28,388; insurance, $83,900; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 5-14 P. 31. Box 423. 

No. 44 Henley st. Owned by P. O'Reirdon ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by C. Sullivan et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 25th, 5-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Rochester st. Owned by P. Goldberg; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by P. Goldberg, as store, etc. ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 25th, 7-15 P. 31. Still. 

No. 5 Broad st. Owned by B. M. Nash; occupied by L. S. Jones, as 
restaurant; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 2-07 A. 31. Box 112. 

No. 133 West Fourth st. Owned by Edward J. Balfe; loss, $125; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Edward J. Balfe, as grocery; originated on 
outside ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

3fonday, 28th, 7-14 P.M. Box 237. 

No. 15 Putnam st. Owned by Geo. C. Leach ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Wm. F. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $90; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

3Ionday, 28th, 8-51 P. 31. Box 15. 

False alarm. 

3Ionday, 2Sth, 10-52 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 97 Fulton st. Owned by A. Wentworth; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by W. V. Pratt, as storage; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 45 



Tuesday, 29th, 8-33 P.M. Box 336. 

BowDOiN AVE. Owned by M. F. Malton; loss, $146; insurance, .$40,000; 
occupied by M. F. Malton, as dwelling; loss, $267; insurance, $15,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 30th, 3-24 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 15 South Market st. Owned by M. Williams estate; occupied by 
A. Gunsenliisor, as store-house; originated in basement; cause, gas igniting 
from leaky pipe. 

Wednesday, 30th, 8-51 P.M. Box 12. 

Rear No. 26 Stillman st. Owned by R. A. Stone ; loss, $23 ; insurance, 
$1,700; occupied by Michael Marka, as fruits; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of gasoline lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Marka was probably burned fatally by her clothing 
taking fire, and her husband was severely burned while trying to extinguish 
the flames. 



NOVEMBER. 



Friday, 1st, 11-53 P.M. Box 256. 

Nos. 126 and 128 Heath st. Owned by Lewis Albrecht; loss, $539; in- 
surance $1,500; occupied by Jacob Lekner, as bakery; loss, $725; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, upsetting hot stove. 

Saturday, 2d, 2-07 P. 31. Box 113. 

No. 131 West First st. Owned by N. Y. & N. E. R.R. ; occupied by 
N.Y. & N. E. R.R. , as storehouse; originated on 1st flour; cause, sparks from 
stove. 

Saturday, 2d, 5-44 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 104 D ST. Owned by Margaret O'Brien; insurance $3,000; occupied 
by Margaret O'Brien, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless- 
ness in use of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 2d.. 11-30 P. 31. Still. 
Centre st. Owned by Dr. Sparhawk; cause, incendiary. 
Remarks. — Haystack ; loss, $30. 

Sunday, 3d, 4-40 P. 31. Box 67. 

No. 748 Washington st. Owned by Charles Rollins estate; occupied by 
C. E. Osgood & Co. et als., as furniture; insurance, $135,000; originated on 
outside of building; cause, electric-light wires. 

Monday, 4th, 5-08 P. 31. Box 215. 
No. 984 Tremont st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 5th, 7-25 A. 31. Still. 

No. 4 Warren sq. Owned by Dickson heirs; loss, $140; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Alfred Pocock, as dwelling; loss, $37; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, over-heated hot air pipe. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-44 A.3I. Box 17. 

No. 96 Union st. Owned by Bird heirs; occupied by Williams & Co.. as 
stove store; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of 
kerosene oil while filling stove. 



46 City Document No. 91. 

Tuesday, 5th, 10-14 A.M. Box 513. 

No. 43 TO 47 BoYLSTON AVE. Owned by Arthur W. Tufts; loss, sp-^i^, 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; loss, $205; 
insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, over- heated stove. 

Tuesday, 5th, 2-22 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 Yarmouth st. Owned by John A. French; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Hewins, as dwelling; loss, $16; insurance $1,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-26 P.M. Box 453. 

Main and Bunker Hill sts. Owned by James Libby; occupied by 
James Libby, as tool-house; originated on 1st floor: cause, sparks from 
plumber's furnace. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-46 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 34 Dwight ST. Owned by S. Marshall ; loss, $45 ; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by J. Wood, as dwelling; loss, $37; insurance, $2,000; originated 
in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 6th, 11-45 A.M. Box 525. 

MoRELAND PL. OwHcd by Mrs. Joseph Lyman ; occupied by Mrs. Joseph 
Lyman as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 6th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 429 Shaavmut Ave. Owned by Geo. H. Poor, agent; loss, $10; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by Eben Fish, as dwelling; loss, $39; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-10 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 78 Berlin st. Owned by Michael Freeman; loss, $135; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Susan Henry, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Henry was seriously injured by jumping from a window 
previous to the arrival of the department. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 84 Main st. Owned by Mrs. McDonald; loss, $12; insurance, 
.$2,500; occupied by J. Rea & Son, as grocery; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 7th, 1-37, 2-07 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 8 Medford ST. Owned by E. A. Torrey ; loss, $1,679; insurance, 
if 16, 500; occupied by C. E. Parsons, as electric goods; loss, $7,422 ; insur- 
ance, $14,400; occupied by Suffolk Company, as harnesses, etc., loss, $978; 
insurance, $17,552; occupied by Keeler & Co., as furniture; loss, $120; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 7th, 4-09 P.M. Box 252. 
Washington, near Circuit st. Cause, upsetting lantern in street. 

Thursday, 7th, 5-52 P. M. Still. 

No. 1 Bartlett PL. Owned by Thomas McCormack; loss, $18; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Morris Goldberg, as dwelling; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 7th, 11-15 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 59 BiLLERiCA ST. Owned by Mrs. P. Foley; loss, $70; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. M. McCarthy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 



Appendix. 47 



Friday, 8th, 7-17 P.M. Box 871. 
Cause, alarm given for a fire in Newton, across the line. 

Friday, 8th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 

Ashland st. Grass fire. 

Saturday, 9th, 3-19 A.M. Box 537. 

Washington st. Owned by Jas. Brennan heirs; loss, $800; insurance, 
$2,(;00; occupied by Mrs. E. K. Howe, as stable; loss, .^550; insurance, 
.$1,200; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Ladderman Muiqueeney was seriously burned while rescuing 
horses from the flames. 

Tuesday, 12th, 1-45 A.M. Still. 
Cause, telephone call from Chelsea for assistance. 

Tuesday, 12th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 219 West Eighth st. Owned by Julia De Bock; loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $1,. '500; occupied by Julia De Bock, as bakery; originated on roof; 
cause, defective cliimney. 

Tuesday, 12th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 477 Harrison ave. Owned by Jordan, Marsh, & Co. ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. H. Cutter, as wheelwright; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, can of naphtha placed on hot stove. 

Tuesday, 12th, 3-31 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 4 Garland st. Owned by Horace Billings; loss, $85; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by E. Greenough, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
4th floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 13th, 0-32 A.M. Box 635. 

No. 238 Havre st. Owned by Alex. McLaren ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. H. Callahan, as dwelling; loss, $188; insurance, 
$500; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-11 A.M. Box 155. 

No. 83 Emerson st. Owned by B. C. Abbott; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Stafford, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 13th, 11-13 P.M. Box 46. 

No. 85 Water st. Owned by Cushing estate; loss, $72; insurance, 
.$80,000; occupied by various parties, as offices; loss, $6; originated in base- 
ment; cause, mice and matches igniting waste-paper. 

Thursday, 14th, 4-02 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 98 Berkeley st. Owned by N. P. Hamlen; loss, $725; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by W. A. Towne e^ a/s., as dwellings ; insurance, $400; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 14th, 5-35 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 7 Lancaster st. Owned by Sylvester Bowman; occupied by M. W. 
Carr & Co., as jewelry factoiy; originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Friday, 15th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 131 We.st Second st. Owned by Barry Sullivan; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Mr. Miller etals., as dwL'llii g<; loss, $20; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 



48 City Document No. 91 



Friday, 15th, 4-57 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 31 Rochester st. Owned by D. McCarthy; insurance, $3,000; oc- 
cupied by H. Bernstein et als., as dwellings; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 16th, 5 A.M. Box 74. 
No. 1489 Washington st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-57 A.M. Box 421. 

No. 9 Bow ST. Owned by T. Madden; loss, $350; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by T. Madden, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 16th, 3-07 P.M. Box 99. 

No. 336 Newbury st. Owned by C. I". Wright; loss, $500; insurance, 
$8,500; occupied by C. F. Wright, as stable; loss, $100; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — A boy named T. H. Garrigan was smothered. 

Saturday, 16th, 3-41 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 40 Clinton st. 

Remarks. — An employee of Alvah Walker & Co., named Philip Gallagher, 
while in the act of scratching a match on his clothing (saturated with oil) 
ignited the same, and before help could be rendered was fatally burned. 

Saturday, 16th, 5-49 P.M. Still. 

No. 602 Harrison ave. Owned by A. W. Whittier ; insurance, $700; 
occupied by Jordan & Co., as hay and straw; cause, ignition of pile of rub- 
bish from sparks. 

Sunday, 17th, 2-38 A.M. Box 655. 

No. 7 Glendon PL. Owned by Catherine Burke; loss, .$22; insurance, 
$325; occupied by Catherine Burke, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 17th, 4-10 A.M. Still. 
Off Taylor st. Cause, bonfire. 

Sunday, 17th, 4-41 P.M. Box 7. 
No. 2 Poplar st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

3Ionday, 18th, 5-41 AM. Box 5. 

No. 70 Causeway st. Owned by H. H. Mowinett; insurance, $50,000; 
occupied b}' C. F. Clark, as iiotel ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove-pipe igniting wood-work. 

Monday, 18th, 6-55 A.M. Box 98. 

No. 46 Concord ave. Owned by Matthew Hogan ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Matthew Hogan, as dwelling; insurance, $900; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Monday, 18th, 11-21 A.M. Box 443. 

HoosAC Tunnel Dock. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar on board the 
Ross Line steamer " City of Lincoln ; " loss, about $20. 

Monday, 18th, 5-38 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 56 Spring st. Owned by E. E. Wells; loss, $13; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by E. E. Wells, as dwelling; loss, $38; insurance, $1,200; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 49 



Tuesday, 19th, 10-39 P.M. Box 114. 

No. 170 Bolton st. Owned by Bridget Foley ; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by John Desmond, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, sn}oke 
mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 20th, 5-25 A.M. Box 529. 

WooDSiDE AVE. Owued by James F. Clark; loss, $300; insurance, 
$10,500; occupied by James F. Clark, as dwelling; loss, $130; insurance, 
$2,850; originated on 1st floor ceiling; cause, overheated flue. 

Thursday, 21st, 7-16 A.M. Box 454. 
No. 89 Arlington ave. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 16 Newbern ST. Owned by John Klein; loss, $112; insurance, 
$2,600; occupied by John Xlein, as dwelling; loss, $750; insurance, $2,050; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 22d, 6-04 P.M. Box 16. 

Faneuil Hall sq. Cause, carelessness in tampering with auxiliary 
alarm in Faneuil Hall. 

Friday, 22d, 6-59 P.M. Box 73. 

Leland PL. Owned by Cumston estate; occupied by Hallett & Cumstonr 
piano-fortes ; originated on 4th floor; cause, kettle of glue igniting. 

Friday, 22d, 9-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Jewell pl. Owned by Alfred Bicknell ; loss, $182; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Howard Spurr, as dwelling; loss, $85; originated on 
2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-57 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 7 Harrison ave. Owned by D. Damon; loss, $"^85; insurance,. 
$10,000; occupied by Jacob Harms, as dwelling; loss, $386; insurance^ 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 1-16 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 101 North st. Owned by W. D. Smith; loss, $148; insurance, 
$14,333; occupied by Amos Galloup, as carpenter; loss, $175; occupied by 
W. Felstead, as tinsmith ; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 25th, 5-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Myrtle st. Owned by Old Colored Ladies"^ Home; loss, $50; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Old Colored Ladies' Home, as dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective furnace-pipe. 

Monday, 25th, 11-41 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 80 Beach st. Owned by U. S. Hotel Co.; insurance, $115,000; 
occupied by Bouve, Crawford Co., et als., as boots and shoes, etc.; insur- 
rance, $25,800; originated on 1st floor; cause^ sparks from electric wires. 

Tuesday, 26th, 9-54 A.M. Box 361. 

No. 14 Abbott st. Owned by Moses E. Angell; loss, $819; insurance, 
$6,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — District Chief Qaylord was seriously injured by falling through 
the floor. 

Tuesday, 26th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 
Oct of the City, Lynn, Mass. Call for assistance. 



50 City Document No. 91. 

Tuesday, 26th, 8-18 P.M. Box 835. 



False alarm. 



Tuesday, 26th, 10-80 P.M. Still. 



No. 219 Main st. Owned by Dr. Grozier: loss, $10; insurance, $200; 
occupied by M. Antonio, as fruit store; originated in attic; cause, oil stove 
igniting. 

Remarks. — Captain C. H. W. Pope of Truck No. 9 was very severely 
burned while trying to throw the stove out of the window. 

Wednesday, 27th, 11-05 A.M. Still. 
EcTHERFORD AVE. Causc unkuowu. 

Wednesday, 25th, 5-52 P. M. Box 435. 
Belmont and Mebford sts. Cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 27th, 6-07 P.M. Box 632. 

No. 118 Border st. Owned by Geo. G. Bell; occupied by Ira C. Bum- 
pus, as saw-flier; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 27th, 6-07 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 108 Water st. Owned by Mrs. Fenton : occupied by P. Mealy, 
et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, $1,500; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, sparks from pipe. 

Thursday, November 28th, 8-13, 8-22, 8-26, 8-45, 9-32 A.M. Box 52. 

CoR. OF Kingston and Bedford sts. Owned by E. D. Jordan ; loss, 
$260,000; insurance, $196,000; occupied by Woonsocket Rubber Co., as 
store and salesroom; loss, $111,537; insurance, $76,500; occupied by 
Brown, Durell, & Co., as small wares; loss, $470,983; insurance $147,750; 
occupied by K. G. Salmon, as leather goods; loss, $41,841; insurance, 
$27,000; occupied by Jordan, Marsh, & Co., as storage; loss, $155,000; in- 
surance, $139,000; occupied by L. Barnard, as hair-dresser; loss, $500; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by Wesley, Ireson, & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, 
$1,600; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Boston Electric Time Co., as office, 
etc.; loss, $5,638; insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. W. Kobertson, as 
small wares; loss, $4,889; insurance, $3,500; occupied by A. Meyer & Co., 
as boots and shoes; loss, $8,162; insurance, $7,000; occupied by P. J. 
Gleason & Co., as small wares; loss, $2,215; insurance, $1,500; occupied by 
G. F. Allen & Co., as spool cotton; loss, $2,348; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by Chas. McEvoy, as commission merchant; loss, $511 ; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by W. R. M. Tenney, as boots and shoes; loss, $1,543; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by G. A. Bunton & Co,, as boots and shoes; loss, $2,250; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Herbert & Rapp Co., as elastic goring; loss, 
$1,850; insurance, $1,500; occupied by New England Shoe and Leather 
Ass'n, as offices, etc., loss, $3,300; insurance, $2,500; occupied by J. S. 
Barnet & Bros., as calfskins; loss, $11,306; insurance, $7,500; occupied 
by G. A. Dorst; loss, $2,337; insurance, $2,000; occupied by S. Keitli & 
Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $833; insurance, $2,500; occupied by 
Warren Thread Co., as thread, etc.; loss, $9,200; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by W. H. Cundy, as publisher of music; loss, $54,085; insurance, 
$17,500; occupied by J. S. Fogg & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $53,250; 
insurance, $48,500; occupied by Thos. Corscaden; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Royce&Gotf', as rubber goods; loss, $30,191; insurance, 
$18,500; originated on 5th floor; extended to 51 other buildings; cause, 
supposed from electric wires. (See Fire Marshal's Report.) 

JSos. 89 AND 91 Bedford st. Owned by Henry Lee et als. ; loss, $36,779 ; 
insurance, $44,952; occupied by J. B. Smith, as hosiery; loss, $138,000; 
insurance, $165,000; occupied by F. M.Crosby, as woollen yarns; loss, 
$1,500; insurance, $1,000; occupied by G. L. Littlefield, as boots and shoes; 
loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Hadley Man'f'g Co., as spool 



Appendix. 51 

cotton; loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; occupied by C. E. Aldrich & Co., as 
boots anrl shoes; loss, $600; insurance, $400. 

Nos. 93 TO 97 Bedford st. Owned by Henry Lee et als. ; loss, $766; 
insurance, $29,828; occupied by Jenkins ManTji Co., as shoe laces; loss, 
$50; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Whitconib & Paine, as boots and 
shoes; loss, $1,140; insurance, $57,000; occupied by A. B. Crocker & Co., 
as feltings; loss, $1,500; insurance, $30,000 

Nos. 99 TO 103 Bedford st. Owned by Henry Lee et als ; loss, $12; in- 
surance, $30,000. 

Bedford st. Owned by New England Shoe and Leather Ass'n; loss, 
$8,590; insurance, $40,000. 

Nos. 90 to 94 Bedford ST. Owned bv M. F. and H. M. Carney; loss, 
$10,413; insurance, $8,000. 

Nos. 86 and 88 Bedford st. Owned by D.W.Cheever ; loss, $5, 750 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Bleiler & Cherry, as restaurant; loss, $1,909; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by Lamson & Hubbard, as hatters ; loss, 
$26,963; insurance, $18,800. 

Nos. 78 to 84 Bedford st. Owned by J. A. Laforrae et als., trustees, 
loss, $14,500; insurance, $15,000; occupied by J. D. Ellis, as paper 
collars; loss, $4,000; insurance, $3,000; occupied by M. Rosenfeld, as 
ladies' underwear; loss, $13,000; insurance, $8,500; occupied by Chester 
Man'f'g Co., as suspenders; loss, $2,596; insurance, $2,000. 

No. 76 Bedford st. Owned by C. L. Haley; loss, $1,887; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by U. S. Bunting Co., as buntings; loss, $573; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by H. Porter Smith, as woollens ; loss, $1,525; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by C. Bliss, assignee, as office; loss, $45; insurance, 
$5,000, 

No. 72 Bedford st., also no. 54 and 56 Chadncy st. Owned by C. L. 
Haley estate; loss, $695; insurance, $31,500; occupied by Lally & Collins, 
as hosiery; loss, $7,071; insurance, $72,500; occupied by Fiedler, Weiiiz, & 
Co., as cloak trimmings; loss, $2,575; insurance, $6,750; occupied by 
Tibbets, Harrison, & Robbins, as commission merchants; loss, $5,808; in- 
surance, $14,000; occupied by Eugene Kramer, as commission merchant; 
loss, $2,000; insurance, $8,500; occupied by J. H. Callahan & Co , as 
cloaks, etc.; loss, $4,517; insurance, $10,000; occupied by Wheelock & 
Brigham, as ruffles ; loss, $555 ; insurance, $3,000. 

Nos. 34 TO 40 Chaunct st. Owned by Thomas N. Hart; occupied by 
Dyer, Rice, & Co., as hats, caps, and furs; loss, f 1,000; insurance, $162,500. 
Nos. 42 AND 44 Chauncy st. Owned by W. H. Slocum ; loss, $325 ; in- 
surance, $20,000 ; occupied by Richardson, Howe, & Lovejoy, as ladies' gar- 
ments ; loss, $125; insurance, $16,600; occupied by Clark & Kaufman, as 
fancy leather goods ; loss, $2,118; insurance, $7,000; occupied by L. New- 
man & Co., as jewelry ; loss, $750; insurance, $9,850. 

Nos. 46 AND 48 Chauncy st. Owned by Leopold Morse; loss, $720; 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by E. 0. Bullock & Co., as cloakings, etc.; 
loss, $1,366; insurance, $60,000; occupied by W. L. Brown & Co.; loss, 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Sanger & Basch, as cap factory; loss, 
I; insurance, $13,000. 
Nos. 50 AND 52 Chauncy st. Owned by C. L. Haley; loss, $750; in- 
surance, $40,000; occupied by Burrage & Dow, as woollens; loss, $4,232; 
insurance, $50,000. 

Nos. 66 and 68 Chauncy st. Owned by Eliza S. Nevins ; loss, 
$38,792; insurance, $85,000; occupied by Smith, Hogg, & Gardner, as car- 
pets; loss, $13,552; insurance, $25,000 ; occupied by Lawrence & Co., as 
dry goods ; loss, $12,541; insurance, $28,000. Occupied by Sawyer & Man- 
ning, as woollens; loss, $28,167; insurance, $30,000. 

Nos. 70 AND 72 Chauncy st. Owned by J. W. S. Marshall ; loss, 
$7,000; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Wright Bros., as furs and skins; 
loss, $40,365 ; insurance, $30,750; occupied by W. Kahle, as case maker; 
loss, $1,392; insurance, $1,500. 

Nos. 74 and 76 Chauncy st. Owned by W. W. Story; loss, $26,666; in- 
surance, $22,666; occupied bj' Sanborn, Ham, & Co., as carpets, etc.; loss, 
$30,472; insurance, $29,500; occupied by Cluett, Coon,& Co., as collars, 
cufls, etc.; loss, $12,684; insurance, -$9,700; occupied by Comfort Corset 
Co., as corsets, etc.; loss, $7,980; insurance, $6,000. 



52 City Document No. 91. 



Nos. 78 AND 80 Chauncy st. Owned by Asa P. Potter; loss, $24,000; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by Ewing Bros. & Co., as commission mer- 
chants; loss, $9,042; insurance, .$7,500; occupied by B. S. Luther, as cloth- 
ing-cutter; loss, .$53,000; insurance, $43,000. 

Nos. 82 AND 84 Chauncy st. Owned by David and Henry Nevins ; loss, 
$s2,000; insurance, .$79,000; occupied by S. Williams, as woollens; loss, 
$92,832; insurance, $54,000; occupied by Bridgham Co., as woollens ; loss, 
$32,743; insurance, $32,500; occupied by Nevins & Co., as dry goods; loss, 
$6,842; insurance, .$11,000; occupied by W. L. Strong &, Co., as flannels, 
etc.; loss, $37,506; insurance, .$78,000; occupied by Harry Elger, as buttons; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Silver Lake Man'f'g Co., as office, etc.; 
loss, .$1,904; insurance, $2,500; occupied by Worthen & Torrey e< ais., 
as office, etc. ; loss, $6,504; insurance, .$4,500; occupied by S. Slater & Sons, 
as woollens, etc., loss, $11,000; insurance, $8,000; occupied by T. P. 
Taylor, as office, etc., loss, $6,000; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Dimmick 
& Austin, as commission merchants; loss, $1,000; insurance, none; occupied 
by Arnold, Constable, & Co., as dry goods ; loss, .$1,045 ; insurance, .$1,500; 
occupied by Hilton, Hughes, & Demming, as commission merchants; loss, 
$894; insurance, $5,000; occupied by H. F. Allen & Co., as hosiery; loss, 
$2,398 ; insurance, $2,000. 

is'os. 90 AND 92 Chauncy ST. Owned by Joy, Langdon, & Co. ; loss, $515; 
insurance, $7,Oi..O; occupied by T. L. Pazolt & Co., as furriers; lo.ss, $205; 
insurance^ $20,500;. occupied by H. C. Whittle, as furs; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $300. 

Nos. 41 AND 45 Chauncy st. Owned by E. Francis estate; loss, $371; 
insurance, $55,000. 

Nos. 61 AND 67 Chauncy, corner of Bedford st. Owned by W. H. 
Allen; loss, $44,468, insurance, $135,000; occupied by Farley, Harvey, & 
Co., as dry goods ; loss, $108,441; insurance, $205,000; occupied by 0. H. 
Sampson, as office, etc.; loss, $250; occupied by C. H. Curtis, as fringes; 
loss, .$1,300; insurance, $500; occupied by Stoughton Rubber Co., as rubber 
goods; loss, $8,011; insurance, $10,000; occupied by W. H. H. Soule, as 
dry goods; loss, 1,650; insurance, .$2,000; occupied by J. Dougan & Co., as 
office, etc.; loss, $281; insurance, $1,000; occupied by D. C. Griswold & 
Co., as dry goods; loss, $3,800; insurance, $7,750; occupied by W. W. 
Locke, agent, as office, etc.; loss, $2,772; insurance, $4,000; occupied!)}^ 
1). A. Lindsay, as office, etc.; loss, $300; occupied by G. A. Leonard, as 
office, etc. ; loss, $150; occupied by J. H. Cristie, as office, etc. ; loss, $435; 
insurance, $1,000. 

Nos. 69 to 75 Chauncy st. Owned by E. Francis estate; loss, $27,587; 
insurance, ,$oO,000 ; occupied by Thos. Christian & Co., as small wares; lo.ss, 
.$34,500; insurance, $34,500; occupied by 0. H. Sampson & Co., as dry 
goods; loss, $37,720; insurance, $72,000; occupied by Wm. Ayres & Sons, 
et als. ; loss, $5,720; insurance, $9,000. 

Nos. 77 and 79 Chauncy st., Exeter place, and 29 and 31 Bedford 
ST. Owned by F. L. Ames; loss, $1,880; insurance, $100,000; occupied by 
Cheney Bros., as silk goods; loss, $100; insurance, $25,000; occupied l)y 
Warren & Blancbard, as woollens ; loss, $7,500; insurance, $80,000; occu- 
pied by W. R. Morse & Co., as dry goods; loss, $265; insurance, $18,000; 
occupied by Geo. Frost & Co., as ladies' furnishing goods; loss, $575; insur- 
ance, $56,000; occupied by Wilson, Larabee, & Co., as dry goods; loss, 
$15,000; insurance, $250,000; occupied by Floyd Bros. & Co., as dry goods; 
loss, $100; insurance, $33,000; occupied by Brown, Wood, & Kingman, as 
dry goods; loss, .$29; insurance, .$5,0L»0; occupied by J. H. Lane & Co., as 
dry goods; loss, $225; insurance $5,000. 

Nos. 89 TO 99 Chauncy st. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell ; loss, $956; 
insurance $80,000. 

Nos. 18 AND 20 Chauncy st. Occupied by Stevens, Hovey, & Co. ; loss, 
$200; insurance, $5,000. 

No. 11 Columbia ST. Dwelling; owned by Bennett heirs ; loss $150. 

No. 15 Columbia st. Dwelling; owned by N. M. Jewett ; loss, $1'0; 
insurance, .$5,000. 

No. 17 Columbia st. Dwelling; owned by Hannah Minnehan; loss, $20; 
insurance, $5,000. 



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No. 84 Essex st. Dwelling; owned by A. W. Lanison, trustee; loss, 
$212; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by R. H. Archibald, as dwelling; loss, 
f 300 ; insurance, $600. 

No. 8(i Essex ST. Owned by A. W. Lamson, trustee; loss, .$604; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by R. H. Archibald, as dwelling; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $1,000. 

No. 88 Essex st. Owned by E. Pierson Beebe; dwelling; loss, $13; 
insurance, $4,000. 

Rear of 90 Essex st. Owned by W. J. Wilson; loss, $1,000; in- 
surance, $800; occupied as dwelling; loss, $100. 

No. 92 Essex st. Owned by W. J. Wilson; loss, $100; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied as dwelling; loss, .$400. 

No. 94 Essex st., also building in rear. Owned by Mrs. David W. Fos- 
ter; loss, $508; insurance, $5,000; occupied as dwelling; loss, $300. 

No. 28 Kingston st. Owned by Joseph Hay; loss, $4,000 insurance, 
$5,700. 

No. 30 Kingston ST. Owned by New England Shoe and Leather Ass'n ; 
loss, $4,080; insurance, $10,000; occupied by J. Ivers, as barber; loss, $600; 
insurance, $800; occupied by Globe Stamp Works, as agents, loss, $2,434; 
insurance, $1,700. 

Nos. 31 AND 33 Kingston st. Owned by Jonathan A. Lane; loss, .$1,128; 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by J. G. Bowden, as commission merchant ; 
loss, $450; insurance, $16,550; occupied by B. Birnbaum, as clothing; loss, 
$900; insurance, $7,900. 

Nos. 35 AND 37 Kingston st. Owned by James P. Thorndike ; loss, 
$1,644; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Samuel D. Prince, as small wares; 
loss, $160; insurance, $500; occupied by Shaw Bros. & Co., as clothing; 
loss, $8,185; insurance; $23,000; occupied by Brainerd, Armstrong, & 
Co., as silks, etc.; loss, $2,658; insurance, .$25,000; occupied by A. Cohen 
& Co., as clotliing; loss, $1,300; insurance $5,000. 

Nos. 39 AND 41 Kingston st. Owned by Z. A. Williard ; loss, $20,000; 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by National Thread Co., as spool thread; loss, 
$12,000; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Wm. Bradley, as commission 
merchant; loss, $500; insurance, $500; occupied by R. T. Palmer, as bed 
comforters; loss, $1,548; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. W. French, as 
boots and shoes; loss, $810; insurance, $500; occupied by T. 0. Gardner & 
Co., as knit goods; loss, $12,000; insurance, $9,000; occupied by Stearns & 
Co., as storage; loss, $4,136; insurance, $5,000; occupied by T. D. 
Whitney & Co., as linens; loss, $443; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. W. 
Conway & Co., as commission merchants ; loss, .$43 ; insurance, $500 ; occupied 
by A. Fox & Co., as caps, etc. ; loss, .$6,012; insurance, $5,000. 

Nos. 43 AND 45 Kingston st. Owned by Mrs. J. A. Cuntz et als. ; loss, 
$13,450; insurance, $13,000; occupied by T. J. Fuller, as liquors; occupied 
by P. McShane as tailor ; loss, $772 ; insurance, $600 ; occupied by Henry 
E. Heilge, as furrier; loss, $700; occupied by S. Rosenfeld, as cap factory; 
loss, $7,000; insurance, $6,989. 

Nos. 63 Kingston st. and 59 and 61 Bedford st. Owned by F. L. 
Ames; loss, $160,000; insurance, $60,000; occupied by Davis, Pitts, & Co., 
as small wares ; loss, $172,708; insurance, $182,000; occupied by Taylor 
Bros. & Co., as hats, caps, etc.; loss, $95,663; insurance, $100,000; occu- 
pied by Bradford, Thomas, & Co., as dry goods; loss, $11,182; insurance, 
$150,000. 

Nos. 67 AND 69 Kingston st. and 55 and 57 Bedford st. Owned by F. 
L. Ames ei als.\ loss, $175,000; insurance, $85,000; occupied by Walker, 
Stetson, & Sawyer, as small wares; loss, $196,442; insurance, $152,000; 
occupied by George T. Quinn & Co., as woollens, etc. ; loss, $4,434 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Jordan, Marsh, & Co.. as dry goods and shirts ; loss, 
$54,700; insurance, $29,000; occupied by Claflin, Larabee, & Co., as small 
wares; loss, -$217,574; insurance, $277,000; occupied by Charles J. Davis, as 
velvets ; loss, $765 ; insurance, .$3,000 ;occupied by A. S. Morrison, & Bro.«., as 
knit goods; loss, $16,374; insurance, $9,500: occupied by T. Y. Crowell & 
Co., as book-bindery ; loss, $74,862; insurance, $54,500; occujiied by Ford, 
Howell, & Hulhert, as stock in bindery; loss, $83; insurance, $1">(J ; occupied 
by Henry Bill Publishing Co., as stock in bindery; loss, -$4,541; insurance, 



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$3,000; occupied by American Unitarian Society, as stock in bindery; 
loss, f 1,815; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Silver, Burdett & Co., as 
stock in bindery ; loss. $635 ; insurance, .$600 ; occupied by D. Lothrop & 
Co., as stock in bindery; loss, $4,000; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
Congregational Publishing Co., as stock in bindery; loss, $1,450; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Sampson, Murdock & Co., as stock in bindery; loss, 
$2,500; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Universalist Publishing Co., as 
stock in bindery; loss, $1,912; insurance, $2,500. 

Nos. 71 TO 79 Kingston st. Owned by Augustus H. Ellis et als. ; loss, 
$1,498; insurance, $16,000; occupied by Allen Bros., as trunks and bags; 
loss, $795; insurance, $1,000; occupied by W. S. Soule, as trunks; loss, 
$88; insurance, $300; occupied by J. Eichorn, as furrier; loss, $263; in- 
surance, .$6,500; occupied by R. Kamuler, as cigars; loss, $761; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Samuel Stack, as tailor; loss, $463; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Leopold Morse & Co., as stock in tailor shop; loss, $389; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by Bouve, Daniels, & Co., as stock in tailor shop; 
loss, $150; insurance, $2,500; occupied by W. H. Seaver, as general ex- 
press office; loss, $25; insurance, $600. 

Nos. 83 TO 91 Kingston st. Owned by B. W. Parker estate; loss, $159; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Mary Quinn, as dwelling; insurance $2,000; 
occupied by P. O'Connor, as liquors; loss, $30; insurance, $1,800. 

Nos. 76 AND 78 Kingston st. Owned by Wm. Durant; loss, $441 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by James Reardon, as sign-maker; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $300; occupied by S. Collins, joiner ; loss, $18; insurance, $600; occu- 
pied by Albert Pierce, brass-finisher; loss, $110; insurance, $1,000. 

Nos. 80 AND 81 Kingston ST. Owned by Nathaniel Whiting; loss, $1,318; 
insurance, $8,750 ; occupied by American Tool & Machine Co. ; loss, $2,364 ; 
insurance, $22,014. 

No. 1 RowE PL. Owned by Joy, Langdon, & Co.; loss, $82; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by James F. White & Co., as linens; loss, $100; insurance, 
$7,000. 

No. 2 RowE PL. Owned by Joy, Langdon, & Co. : loss, $294; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by A. Cohen & Co., as ladies' underwear; loss, $732; 
insurance, $7,500; occupied by I. Simon, as travelling bags; loss, $125; 
insurance, $1,000. 

Nos. 3 AND 4 RowB PL. Owned by Ellen V. Sears ; loss, $303 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by W. H. Brackett, as dining saloon; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,500. 

No. 5 Rovs^E PL. Owned by Eben Sears estate; loss, $650; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by O. A. Fry e, as sample cards; loss, $153; insurance, 
$1,000. 

Thursday, 28th, 5-15 P. 31. Still. 

No. 220 Nokthampton st. Cause, leak in gas-pipe causing alarm to 
inmates. 

Friday, 29th, 4-55 P.M. Box 817. 

Cambridge st. Owned by A. J. Brown; occupied by M, Ivory, as stable; 
originated in hay-loft; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 7-01 P.M. Box 91. 

Westland ST. Owned by Boston Storage Warehouse Co. ; occupied by 
Boston Storage Warehouse Co., as coal-shed; originated in coal -pile; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 30th, 7-56 P.M. Box 114. 

No. 133 Bolton st. Owned by Mrs. Peter Butler; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Jas. Mclntire, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of matches. 



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DECEMBER. 

Sunday, 1st, 7-51 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 62 Warrenton st. Owned by Mr. Bigelow; loss, $10; occupied by 
Mattie Fowle, as dwelling; insurance, $600; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Coventry st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-56 P.M. Box 217. 

Nos. 42 AND 44 Culvert st. Owned by R. T. Paine ; occupied by W. J. 
Brown, as stable; insurance, $600; originated in hay-loft; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 1-12 P.M. Still. 

Dudley ave. Cause, burning brush igniting wood-work of bridge over 
the Boston & Providence R.R. tracks. 

Monday, 2d, 5-43 P.M. Box 513. 

No. 185 Lamartine st. Owned by F. Ganter; loss, $190; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by E. E. Cook, as' dry goods ; loss, $275; insurance, 
$6,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas igniting goods in window. 

Monday, 2d, 7-02 P.M. Box 644. 

No. 205 East Eagle st. Owned by Emery & Small; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. S. Ballou, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, 
I; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Monday, 2d, 9-10 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 15 Ontario st. Owned by Mrs. P. Milligan ; loss, $98; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John Mulkerin, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 3d, 5-16 P.M. Box 461. 

Corner op Alford st. and Arlington ave. Owned by Burbank, 
Ryder, & Co. ; occupied by Burbank, Ryder, & Co., as varnishes; originated 
in chimney; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 3d, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 263 Sumner st. Owned by Micah Dyer, Jr., heirs; occupied by Suf- 
folk Club, as club-room; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-41 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 275 Hanover st. Owned by VVra. A. Prescott; occupied by R. M. 
Burton, as apothecary; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas- 
oline stove. 

Wednesday, 4th, 0-26 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1664 Washington st. Owned byD. D. BuUard; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by R. H. Simonds, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

Bromfteld ST. Owned by J. Sleeper, estate ; occupied by Methodist 
Episcopal Society, as church; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



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Wednesday, 4th, 6-08 P.M. Still. 

Eear No. 741 Centre st. Owned by Robert Seaver&Sons; loss, $15; 
insurance, $500; occupied by Frank Roberts, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-49 P.M. Still. 
HoosAC Tunnel dock. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-05 P. M. Still. 

No. 4 Warwick st. Owned by Chesley Hayes ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Albert Sandquist, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 6th, 5-05 P. 31. Still. 

Nos. 515 AND 517 Main st. Owned by Mary Cunningham heirs; loss, $10; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by John Lyon et als., as dwelling; loss, $40; in- 
surance, .^3,000; occupied by L. S. Hardy, as shoe-store; loss, $15; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 5-51 P.M. Box 35. 

Somerset st. Owned by city of Boston; unoccupied court-house; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from coppersmith's pot igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 6th, 11-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Erin's ALLEY. Owned by Dr. Hahn heirs; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by Alex. McLoud, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, defect- 
ive chimney. 

Saturday, 7th, 7-35 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 9 Prince st. Owned by Bangs & Wells, trustees ; loss, $71 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Wm. O. Kelly, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-10 A.M. Box 38. 

No. 44 India st. Owned by Lucy Ellis heirs; loss, $1,707; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. F. Delano, as oils, etc.; loss, $529; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Stokes & McNally, as tin cans; loss, $862; insurance, 
$1,700; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of oil. 

Saturday, 7th, 3-25 P.M. Box 267. 
Off Fisher ave. Cause, brush fire set by boys. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-31 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 9 Emmet pl. Owned by J. C. Tucker heirs; occupied by E. Fost- 
ner, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 8th, 0-48 A. 31. Box 28. 

No. 2 North Market st. Owned by Isaac McClennan estate ; loss, $726 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by J. Bond & Co,, as fruits, etc. ; loss, $200 
insurance, $2,00^ ; occupied by York and Whitney, as fruits, etc. ; loss, -$93 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by C. M. Barrows, as printer; loss, $848; in- 
surance, $6,900; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown, 

Sunday, 8th, 0-56 A.M. Box 463. 

No. 1 Allen-st. court. Owned by A. H. Allen heirs ; loss, $113; insur- 
ance, .$2,000; occupied by Mr. Whalley et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 57 

Sunday, 8th, 1-04 A.M. Box 366. 
Milton, Mass. Cause, call for assistance from Milton. 

Sunday, 8th, l-29h P.M. Box 6. 

No. 2 Leverett AVE. Owned by E. Campbell ; occupied by Jacob Wat- 
son, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, ignition of pot of paint on 
stove. 

Su7iday, 8th, 5-16 P.M. Box 871. 

No. 649 Washington st. Owned by Joseph Hubbard ; loss, .$600 ; insur- 
ance, $300; occupied by A. McMurtry, as barn; loss, $580; insurance, $600; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 8th, 9-55 P.M. Box 258. 

No. 332 Heath st. Owned by Morss and Whyte ; loss, $27; insurance, 
$500; occupied by OwenCoughlin et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 8th, 10-52 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 45 Middlesex st. Owned by John Cotter; loss, $75; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by John K. Butler, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 9th, 8-41 P.M. Box 124. 

No. 136 Broadway. Owned by William Minot heirs ; occupied by city of 
Boston, as ward-room; cause, needless alarm caused by floor of hall settling, 

Monday, 9th, 9-28 P. 3f. Still. 

No. 283 Franklin st. Owned by Henry D. Dorr; loss, $25; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by Wyner Koch Electric Co., as work-shop; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, leakage of carboy of acid. 

Tuesday, 10th, 0-01 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 7 BoYLSTON ST. Owned by Eupp estate ; loss, $193 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Continental Glass Works, as work-rooms; loss, .$32; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. T. Bumstead, as paper hangers; loss, 
$250 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Tuesday, 10th, 3-50 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 4 Cherry st. Owned by John M. Clark ; loss, $28 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by J. Hartwell et als., as dwelling, etc.; loss, $80; insurance, 
$3,800 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-10 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 207 F ST. Owned by Patrick Kane; occupied by B. Freely et als., as 
dwelling; originated in basement; cause, supposed, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-25 P.M. Box 819. 

Western ave. Owned by J. A. Hathaway ; loss, $500 ; unoccupied ; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 11th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 138 Hampden st. Owned by Micah Dyer ; occupied by S. C. Guyer 
& Co., as hat factory; insurance, $20,000; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-40 P.M. Box 523. 

No. 658 Centre st. Owned by Geo. James heirs; loss, $398; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Atwood & Co., as auctioneers; loss, $540; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. F. Moulton etals., as grocery, etc. ; loss, $9; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



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58 City Document No. 91. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-15 P.M. Box 817. 

Cambridge st. Owned by P. F. O'Keefe; loss, f400; occupied by P. F. 
O'Keefe, as blacksmith; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, incen- 
diarj'. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-41 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 20 Terry st. Owned by Carey estate; loss, .$25; insurance, .$2,000; 
occupied by M. Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-51 P. M. Box 13. 

No. 304 Hanover st. Owned by Mrs. Albert Bowker; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $9,000; occupied by Lewis Manger, as dwelling; loss, $250; insurance, 
i ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



Thursday, 12th, 9-18 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 2 Leverett AVE. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 13th, 2-38 A. 31. Box 57. 

No. 28 Harvard st. Owned by Benj. F. Dudley; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Dudley and Richardson, as coppersmiths; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 2-45 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 22 DwiGHT ST. Owned by Wm. H. Peck; loss, $1,222; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. Norcross, as dwelling; loss, $1,600; insurance, 
$11,000; occupied by Addie Turner, as dwelling; loss, $400; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 4-55 A.M. Box 35. 

No. 21 Province st. and 12 Chapman pl. Owned by P. McAleer; 
loss, $500; insurance, $7,000; occupied by P. McAleer, as carpenter; loss, 
> ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from stove. 



Friday, 13th, 11-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 50 Washington st. Owned by W. F. Wilde estate ; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by Jaynes & Co., as apothecaries; insurance, $8,000 ; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, electric light wires. 

Saturday, 14th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Clarendon st. Owned by L. M. Lawton; loss, 76; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Mrs. L. Henry, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 11-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 253 Princeton st. Owned by W. H. Hargrave; loss, $27; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by G. W. Libby, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated in 
closet; cause, kerosene lamp explosion. 

Sunday, 15th, 0-38 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 25 Exeter st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 15th, 9-58 P. 31. Box 453. 

No. 8 GiBBS COURT. Owned by P. Monahan ; loss, $188 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by James Adams, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 16th, 8-06 A. 31. Box 747. 

PiNCKNEY AND ANDERSON STS. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $100; 
occupied by city of Boston, as school-house ; originated in basement ; cause, 
overheated furnace pipe. 



Appendix. 59 



Monday, 16th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 36 Bromfield st. Owned by Boston Wesleyan Association; loss, 
$125 ;insurance, $100,000; occupied as offices, etc. ; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-18 P.M. Box 726. 

No. 393 Federal st. Owned by Jonas Fitch heirs ; loss, $75 ; occupied 
by J. A. Robertson, as planing mill; insurance, $3,500; originated in boiler- 
room ; cause, sparks igniting shavings. 

Wednesday. 18th, 1-41 A.M. Box 324. 

Olney ST. Owned by William Schaefer; loss, $464; insurance, $800; 
unoccupied barn ; loss, $75; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

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

No. 245 Commonwealth ave. Owned by N. H. Emmons ; occupied by 
N. II. Emmons, as dwelling; cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 

Friday, 20th, 0-14, A.M. Box 224. 

Nos. 62 AND 64 HuNNEMAN ST. Owned bj Clark heirs; loss, $151 ; insur- 
ance. .$1,000; occupied by J. Collins et als., as stable, etc.; loss, $100; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 20th, 8-45 A 31. Still. 
No. 524 BoTLSTON ST. Owned by W. C. French; loss, $38; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by W. C. French, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, spontaneous combustion in oily waste. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-18 A.M. Box 254. 

No. 52 Heath st. Owned by F. Kiesale ; loss, $48; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by John Stripp, as dwelling, etc. ; originated in basement; cause 
defective bake-oven. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 120 TuDOK ST. Owned by Robert Bishop; occupied by Robert Bishop, 
as cotton waste factory; cause, disarrangement of automatic alarm wires. 

Saturday, 21st, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 480 Shawmdt ave. Owned by James Calnan ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Sarah A. Boutilier, as dwelling; loss, $71; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 21st, 5-40 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 302 Washington st. Owned by Old South Church Corporation; loss, 
$163; insurance, $51,000; occupied by H. C. Litchfield e^ als., as store; 
loss, $241; insurance, $12,550; originated on 2d floor; cause, soot from 
chimney igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 21st, 6-25 P. 31. Still. 

No. 126 Cross st. Owned by E. Burt Phillips; insurance, $1,600; occu- 
pied by Phillips & Mowry, as foundry; insurance, $1,550; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, spark from smelting pot igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 21st, 10-30 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 112 Richmond st. Owned by L. Berensen; occupied by I. Northen- 
son, as work-room ; occupied by Weil, Dreyfus, & Co., as stock in shop ; loss, 
$26; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Remarks. — Miss L. Varrick was severely burned by her clothing taking 
fire, and removed to the hospital. 



60 City Document No. 91. 



Sunday, 22d, 1-37 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 24r Arnold st. Owned by Samuel Way estate; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by William Conkey, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 22d, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 1304 Washington st. Owned by George Gleason, trustee ; loss, $11 ; 
insurance, $10,500; occupied by Hanson & Wilbur, as dwelling; loss, $38; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window- 
curtain. 

Sunday, 22d, 10-04 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 93 TO 101 Arch st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Monday, 23d, 6-44 P.M. Box 657. 

No. 260 Bennington st. Owned by C. E. Turner; loss, $16; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. E. Turner, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $800; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 24th, 0-18 A.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 34 to 39 Chari-estown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid heirs ; loss, 
$450; insurance, $25,000; occupied by Holmes & Blanchard, as machinists; 
loss, $225; insurance, $13,609; occupied by Bussell Trimmer Co., as ma- 
chinists ; loss, $110; insurance, $11,000; occupied by Warren, Haskell, & 
Co., as machinists; loss, $125; insurance, $6,000; occupied by J. H. Paine 
& Co., as machinists; insurance, $3,000; originated on 6th floor; cause, hot 
iron igniting flooring. 

Tuesday, 24th, 3-01 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 23 Union st. Owned by Fifty Associates; insurance, $10,000; occu- 
pied by T. & F. HoUis, as druggists ; insurance, $14,000; originated in base- 
ment; cause, ignition of acid from lighted lamp. 

Tuesday, 24th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

Norfolk st. Owned by Mrs. McCawley; loss, $30; insurance, $7,500; 
occupied by Mrs. McCawley, as dwelling; loss, $76; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 4-03 A.M. Still. 

No. 197 Sumner st. Owned by National Dock Co. ; loss, $71 ; insurance, 
$4,200; occupied by George and Annie Davis, as dwelling; loss, $51; insur- 
ance, $1,200; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 301 Bennington ST. Owned by Ernest Dewitt; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Ernest Dewitt, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 26th, 1-55 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 60 Fdlton ST. Owned by Fifty Associates; insurance, $4,500; occu- 
pied by Alden & Coggan, as storage of hides; insurance, $2,000; originated 
in basement; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 26th, 2-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 249 West Broadway. Owned by E. H. Brainard estate; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by M. Feverstein, as dry goods; loss, $32; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of nialches. 



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Thursday, 26th, 2-46 P.M. Box 56. 

Nos. 163 AND 165 Kneeland st. Owned by R. G. Monks; occupied by 
A. Gemsenheiser, as provisions; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet ignit- 
ing evergreens in window. 

Thursday, 26th, 6-35 P.M. Box 21. 

Nos. 30 TO 48 Hanover st. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, ^470; insur- 
ance, $36,000; occupied by P. C. Klein, as chemist; loss, $1,000; insurance, 
$2,900; occupied by C. K. Dalton, as optician; loss, $225; insurance, $900; 
J. W. Hatch, as boots and shoes; loss, $20; insurance, $500; B. S. 
Moulton, as picture frames; loss, $150; insurance, $9,853; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Thursday, 26th, 7-24 P.M. Box 312. 

No. 2 Willow court. Owned by Eliza Clapp; occupied by M. MuUane 
et als., as dwelling; cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 27th, 4-22 A. 31. Box 71. 

No. 84 Berkeley st. Owned by John C. Haynes ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$6,600; occupied by Mary A. Frazer, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
third floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Friday, 27th, 6-10 A.M. Box 254. 

No. 50 Heath ST. Owned by F. Keisele, loss $42; insurance, $1,952; oc- 
cupied by William Carty, as liquors; loss, $44; insurance $1,300; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 27th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 366 Cambridge st. Owned by C. and F. Davis loss, $10; occupied 
by C. J. Leighton, as carpenter; originated on the roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Friday, 27th, 8-37 A. M. Box 28. 

Nos. 45 AND 47 Commercial st. Owned by Quincy estate; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Thomas J3ana & Co., as grocers; originated on first 
floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Friday, 27th, l-15h P.M. Box 46. 

Post Office sq. Cause, burning a building erected for the purpose of 
exhibiting the qualities of a fire-proof paint, the alarm being needless. 

Friday, 27th, 2-50 P.M. Box 2. 

No. 202 Salem st. Owned by Fiske estate; insurance, $5,000; occupied 
by L. M. Akers, as groceries ; loss, $29; insurance, $1,500; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 27th, 4 P.M. Still. 
First and L sts. Cause, set by boys in old lumber pile. 

Friday, 27th, 4-48 P.M. Box 215. 

Rear No. 1044 Tremont st. Owned by R. T. Paine; loss, $30; occupied 
by T. Jensen, as stable; originated on first floor; cause, cliildren playing 
with matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 0-45 A. M. Box 723. 

No. 55 Tremont st. Owned by Margaret Albree; loss, $138; insurance, 
$73,500; occupied by Houghton and Dutton, as dry goods, etc. ; loss, $6,922; 
insurance, $333,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



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Saturday, 28th, 0-50 A. 31. Box 421. 

No. 9 Clark st. Owned by Rufus Howe; loss, $350; insurance, $13,000; 
occupied by Rufus Howe et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on second 
floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 28th, 3-2 J, 3-30 P.M. Box 843. 

No. 221 North Beacon st. Owned by John Atkins; loss, $20; occupied 
by A. Neesbrown, as stable ; originated on first floor ; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Saturday, 28th, 11-24 P.M. Still. 

Off Tenean st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 

Sunday, 29th, 9-22 A.M. Box 5. 

Causeway st. Owned by Boston and Lowell Railroad Corporation; occu- 
pied by Boston and Maine Railroad Corporation, as depot; originated on fir&t 
floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 29th, 5-50 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 34 Sharon st. Owned by E. Tolan ; loss, $7 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by J. Lippman, as dwelling; loss, $119; insurance, $1000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 11-08 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 241 Washington st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 30th, 11-07 A.M. Still. 

No. 36 Rogers ST. Owned by Elizabeth Gorman; loss, $22; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Elizabeth Gorman, as dwelling; originated on first floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 30th, 0-08 P.3I. Box 618. 

No. 2 Webster avb. Owned by Wesley Ritchie ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$1000; occupied by 0. J. Kundson et als., as dwelling; loss, $12; insurance, 
$500; originated on second floor; cause, ignition of clothing drying near the 
stove. 

Monday, 30th, 11-07 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 33 Oak st. Owned by C. J. Hadley; occupied by Ellen E. Reagan, 
as dwelling ; originated on first floor, cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 31st, 4-03 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 85 Shawmut ave. Owned by Benevolent Fraternity of Churches ; 
loss, $635 insurance, $25,000, occupied by Morris Stender, as shoemaker; 
loss, $400; insurance, $800; originated on first floor; cause, supposed incen- 
diary. 

Tuesday, 31st, 5-50 A. M. Still. 

No. 69 Salem st. Owned by I. Gainsberg; insurance, $8,000; occupied 
by S. Pearlman, as dwelling; loss, $76; insurance, $500; originated on first 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 31st, 1 0-29 A. M. Box 177. 
Rogers and Dorchester sts. Cause, accidental crossing of wires in 
Andrews school. 

Tuesday, 31st, 4-30 P.M. Box 252. 

No. 4 .Jdniper ST. Owned by F. D. Osgood; loss, $106; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. A. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated in base- 
ment; cause unknown. 



Appendix. 63 

Tuesday, 31st, 5-50 P. 31. Box 71. 
No. 9 Dover st. Cause, needless alarm because of stove overheating. 



JANUARY. 



Wednesday, 1st, 9-25 A. M. Still. 
Green and Washington sts. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 1st, 9-55 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 18 AND 20 Temple pl. Owned by Eliza Homans ; loss, |!97 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Arnould & Sarreneigna etals., as importers; loss, $190; 
insurance, $19,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks from chimney 
flue. 

Wednesday, 1st, 11-30 A.M. Box 86. 

No. 31 East Newton st. Owned by Turner estate; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by H. B. Scofield, as dwelling; loss, $24; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 1st, 5-33 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 30 Nashua st. Owned by F. W. Rogers; occupied by J. Weiss, as 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective cliimney. 

Wednesday, 1st, 6-25 P.M. Box 521. 

No. 14 Everett st. Owned by John M. Call; insurance, $12,000; occu- 
pied by Miss Polly, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 2d, 4-01 A.M. Box 234. 

No. 23 Clarence st. Owned by J. L. Laming; loss, $70; insurance 
$5,500; occupied by W. T. Clark et als., as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, 
$500; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-51 A.M. Box 256. 

No. 1 BiCKFORD A.VE. Owned by Johu C. Williams; occupied by P. Maine, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 2d, 4-14 P.M. Box 813. 
Brighton ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 2d, 6-49 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 29 Miller ST. Owned by Hickox and Prosser; loss, $22 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Allen & Co., as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 2d, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by R. Bishop, as waste factory; originated on second floor; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

Friday, 3d, 0-13 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 294 North st. Owned by T. J. Goodwin ; loss, $825 ; insurance, $13,000 ; 
292 owned by John Hayes; loss, $54; insurance, $3,500; occupied by J. 
M. Russell, as shooting gallery ; loss, $400; occupied by Mrs. Thomas, as 
dwelling; loss, $21; insurance, $900; occupied by Charles Love, as provi- 
sions; loss, $300; insurance, $1,500; originated on first floor ; cause, break- 
ing kerosene lamp. 



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City Document No. 91. 



Friday, 3d, 3-01 P.M. Box 755. 

Sheafe ST. Owned by city of Boston ; cause, boys tampering witli auxil- 
iary boxes. 

Friday, 3d, 3-07 P.M. Box 2. 
Phipps PL. AND Charter st. Cause, needless alarm given by boys. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-05 P.M. Box 62. 

BoTLSTON AND Church sts. Owned by Thorndike estate ; loss, $200 ; 
insurance, $100,000; occupied by J. L. Damon, as hotel; insurance, 
$34,000; originated in basement; cause, boiling over ot kettle of fat. 

Saturday, 4th, 7-17 P.M. Box 418. 

Warren and Charles River ave. Owned by Smith & Wiley; occupied 
by Smith & Wiley as coal wharf; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
hoisting-engine. 

Saturday, 4th, S-08 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 302 Harrison ave. Owned by A. T. Donovan ; loss, $135 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by I. Leftgowitz, as dwelling; loss, $225; insurance, 
$2,800 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



Saturday, 4th, 8-54 P.M. Box 628. 

Nos. 183 TO 187 Sdmner st. Owned by Geo. M. Strong; loss, 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Geo. M. Strong, as harnesses; loss, 
ance, $3,000; originated on lid floor ; cause unknown. 



insur- 
insur- 



Sunday, 5th, 1-20 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 35 Clark st. Owned by Tewkesbury estate; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Michael Bradley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 6th, 6-29 P.M. Still. 

Centre st. Owned by Benj. May, 2d; insurance, $9,000; occupied by J. 
B. Moore et als., as provisions; originated in basement; cause, smoke from 
furnace mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-09 A.M. Box 643. 

No. 155 Trenton ST. Owned by Lewis Biirnham ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Wm. A. Holmes, as dwelling; loss, $73; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp on hot stove. 

Remarks. — Mrs. W. A. Holmes was fatally burned by her clothing taking 
fire. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-37 P.M. Box 89. 

No. 235 Boylston st. Owned by D. W. Cheever; loss, $230; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by D. W. Cheever, as dwelling; loss, $80; insurance, 
$6,000; originated on 4th floor: cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-40 P.BI. Still. 
No. 6 Washington PL. Owned by Mary Murray ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mrs. English, as dwelUng; loss, $10; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 



Tuesday, 7th, 9-01 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 90 Warrenton st. Owned by Dr. Phelps; loss, 
$5,000; occupied by D. Goldberg, as dwelling; loss, 
$1,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, incendiary. 



^51; 



insurance, 
insurance, 



Appendix. 65 



Tuesday, 7th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 

West Chester park. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. ; occupied by Bos- 
ton & Albany R.R., as battery-room; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric 
wires. 

Wednesday, 8th, S-45 A.M. Box 79. 

No. 16 Fairfield ST. Owned by John T. Morse; loss, $30; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by John T. Morse, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated in 
Isasement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday., 8th, 10-22 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 41 Rutland sq. Owned by H. B. Braman ; occupied by L. A. 
Lewis, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 8th, 6-14 P.M, Still. 

No. 64 Cross st. Owned by D. Pischarsky ; loss, $12; insurance, $6,000; 
outbuildings ; originated in outbuildings ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

Foundry st. Owned by So. Boston Iron Co. ; loss, $300 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by So. Boston Iron Co., as foundry; originated on the 
roof; cause, sparks from smelting furnace. 

Thursday, 9th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 
Bothnia st. Cause, sparks from plumber's pot igniting rubbish. 

Thursday, 9th, 5-20 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 130 Marion st. Owned by John Mahoney ; loss, $27 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by John Mahoney, as dwelling; originated on the roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 9th, 7-45 P. 31. Still. 
Off Baker st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 

Thursday, 9th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 265 W. Chester park. Owned by H. Latkins ; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by K. M. Leonard, as bakery; insurance, $1,000; cause, needless 

3.1di 1*111 

Thursday, 9th, 11-22 P.M. Box 624. 
Cause, false alarm by persons tampering with box. 

Friday, 10th, 10-04 A.M. Box 18. 
Brattle sq. and Brattle st. Owned by J. W. Johnson heirs; loss. 



I 



insurance, $306,500; occupied by J. W. Johnson heirs, as hotel; 
originated in basement ; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Friday, 10th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 47 Tileston st. Owned by E. Broski; insurance, $4,000; occupied 
by Jacob Levine, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $800; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Friday, 10th, 6-47 P.M. Still. 

No. 411 East Third st. Owned by John Souther; loss, $108; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. F. Cummings, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 11th, 1-21 A.M. Box 228. 

DiMOCK ST. Owned by E. L. Farnsworth estate; loss, $3,813; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by N. E. Hospital, as dwelling; loss, $300; originated in 
basement; cause, defective furnace. 



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Saturday, 11th, 10-28 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 6 Pine st. Owned by Thos. Clark; occupied by Mrs. Hayes et als., 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 10-23 A.M. Still. 

No. 4 Camden pl. Owned by J. Karcher ; loss, -$10; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John McCarthy, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing water-pipe. 

Friday, 11th, 2-37 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop; occupied by R. Bishop, as 
cotton waste; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday, 11th, 5-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 River st. Owned by S. P. Bennett; occupied by C. E. Hernandez, 
as groceries; loss, $5; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 12th, 0-50 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 614 Tremont st. Owned by James Sedgebury ; loss, $21 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by D. M. Leighton, as dwelling; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 7-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Brimmer st. Owned by J. A. Little heirs; loss, $47; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by M. A. Snow et als., as dwelling; loss, $32; insurance, 
$600; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 12th, 8-18 P.M. Box 247. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Monday, 13th, 6-29 P.M. Box 543. 

Cause, false alarm given by James P. Farley, who was arrested, tried, and 
convicted. 

Monday, 13th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Blossom court. Owned by H. Libby & Son; occupied by S. 
Sykes et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, lamp 
igniting window-curtain. 

Tuesday, 14th, 7-03 A. 31. Still. 

No. 78 Broad st. Owned by Atkins estate; occupied by E. T. Cowdry 
& Co., as canned goods; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Wednesday, 15th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 34 Cross st. Owned by M. Flemming; loss, $30; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by John Hubbard, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, clothing igniting from stove. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-15 A.M. Box 245. 

No. 1418 Tremont st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. Slight damage 
by smoke. 

Thursday, 16th, 3-41 P. M. Box 716. 

No. 244 Washington st. Owned by Adams estate; occupied by Globe 
Newspaper Co., as office; originated in basement; cause, ignition of oily 



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Thursday, 16th, 11-11 P.M. Box 631. 

No. 2 Liverpool st. Owned by E. M. Bartlett; loss, $+0; insurance, 
$6,000; occupiid by E. M. Bartlett, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on Isl floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 17th, 5-48 A.M. Box 98. 

No. 118 West Chester park. Owned by Mary Barry; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by J. L. Murray, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 17th, 8-24, 8-28, 8-34 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 134 TO 138 Summer St. Owned by Boston University; loss, $40,076; 
insurance, $69,000; occupied by Claflin, Coburn, & Co., as boots and shoes; 
loss, $13,015; insurance, $103,000; occupied by M. C. Kimball, as leather; 
loss, $10,259; insurance, $8,000; occupied by Clegg Fisher et als., as 
leather, etc.; loss, $12,366; insurance, $9,500; originated in basement; 
cause, " supposed " electric-light wires. 

Nos. 128 TO 134 Summer st. Owned by Frank R. Phillips; loss, $624; 
insurance, .$65,000 ; occupied by Potter, White, & Bailey, as boots and shoes ; 
loss, $926; insurance, $100,000; occupied by Thos. Green & Co., as goat 
skins; loss, $393; insurance, $7,000; occupied by 0. W. Allen et als., as 
leather, etc.; loss, $300; insurance, .$32,000. 

Nos. 2 TO 12 High st. Owned by Alfred Dow; loss, $599; insurance, 
$65,000; occupied by Geo. P. Banchor, as boots and shoes ; loss, $2,750; in- 
surance, $60,000; occupied by Stephen Dow & Co., as leather; loss, $1,200; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by Faunce & Spinney et als., as leather, etc.; 
loss, $711; insurance, $129,000. 

Friday, 17th, 9-37 P.M. Box 74. 

No. 8 W. Dedham sr. Owned by Wade estate; loss, $56; insurance, 
■$15,000; occupied by C. H. Dean, as barber; loss, $70; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-52 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 169 Blackstone st. Owned by H. B. Williams estate; loss, $2£ 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by H. W. Hugeley & Co., as liquors; loss, 
$7,407; insurance, $32,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of 
cigar. 

Saturday, 18th, 9 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 14 Bromfield st. Owned by F. Ballard; occupied by Morse Bros., 
as paper boxes; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove igniting 
flooring. 

Saturday, 18th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 201 EoxBDRY st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 18th, 5-05 P.M. Stilt. 

No. 145 Court st. Owned by G. W. Diman; insurance, $15,000; occu- 
pied by Clough & Thayer, as jewelry; originated on 1st floor; cause, care- 
less use of matches, igniting goods in window. 

Saturday, 18th, 7-40 P. M. Box 53. 

No. 579 Washington ST. Owned by Bangs estate; insurance, $60,000 ; 
occupied by M. C. Clark, as hotel; insurance, $50,000; cause, smoke from 
chimney mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 19th, 3-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 1167 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Johnson; insurance, $800; 
occupied by Wm. Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



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Sunday, 19th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 117 Merrimac ST. Owned by Parker & "Wornsk ; occupied by W. J. 
McLean, as carpenter; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Sunday, 19th, 11-18 A.3L Box 92. 

No. 76 Huntington ave. Owned by J. A. Jackson ; insurance, $20,000 ; 
occupied by P. L. Everett e^ a^., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
snaoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 19th, 11-26 F.3I, Still. 

No. 48 Wall st. Owned by O. Russell; loss, fl5; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. AUard, as dwelling; loss, $36; insurance, $3,000; originated 
in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 20th, 5-02, 5-07 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 26 Tyler st. Owned by Christian Society; loss, $698; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by E.J. Campbell, as bed springs; loss, ^3-18 ; insur- 
ance, $250; occupied by Herman Growke, as boots and shoes; loss, $166; 
insurance, $300; occupied by Tong Lee, as laundry; loss, $250; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, upsetting stove. 

Tuesday, 21st, 5-02 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 2 No. Margin court. Owned by J. F. Gallagher; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by D. Gallagher, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, lighted candle igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 21st, 6-22 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 49 Summer st. Owned by Tufts College ; loss, $938 ; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Thompson, Wellis, & Moulton, as clothiers; loss, 
$33,610; insurance, $140,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 22d, 2-31, 2-51 A.M. Box 542. 

Centre and Church sts. Owned by First Congregational Society; loss, 
$2,605; insurance, $4,500; occupied by Congregational Society, as church; 
loss, $375 ; insurance, $400 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday , 22d, 9-55 A.M. Still. 

N.Y. & N.E. Railroad track. Cause, overheated stove setting fire to 
caboose car on track. 

Wednesday, 22d, 11-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 524 Botlston st. Owned by Wm. C. French; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by Wm. C.French, as dwelling; insurance, $4,000; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, defective fire-place. 

Wednesday, 2 2d, 0-17 P. 31. Box 543. 

Corey ST. Owned by J. S. Bailey; loss, $50; insurance, $2,000; unoc- 
cupied dwelling; originated in basement; cause, overheated heating appa- 
ratus. 

Wednesday, 22d, 0-17 P.M. Box 443. 

Remarks. — Engine Companies No. 6 and No. 32, Hook and Ladder No. 9 
and Chemical Engine No. 9, received box 443 on winding from 543 and re- 
sponded. 

Wednesday, 22d, 2-40 P. 31. Box 436. 

No. 12i QuiNCY ST. Owned by Mary Corbet; loss, $38; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mrs. Henry et als., as dwelling; originated on the 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 



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Wednesday, 22d, 4-53 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 4 Elmer pl. Owned by A. Livingstone; loss, %\2 ; insurance, 
#3,000; occupied by Mary Talbot, as dwelling; originated on outside of 
building; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 22d, 5-30 P M. Still. 

No. 8 BuLFiNCH ST. Owned by D. L. Webster; loss, $56; insurance, 
f 40,000; occupied by Mrs. Moffitt, as dwelling; loss, $117; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 22d, 9-27 P.M. Box 32. 

No. 83 PiNCKNET ST. Owned by J. M. Clark; loss, $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by F. C. Clark, as dwelling; loss, $14; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 22d, 11-08 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 200 West Chester park. Owned by W. H. Lincoln ; occupied by 
F. H. Hathorne, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Wednesday, 22d, 11-42, 11-51, 11-56 P.M. Box 69. 

Nos. 65 TO 101 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul estate; loss, $900; in- 
surance, $7,868; occupied by J. F. Paul et als., as wood- workers ; loss, 
$4,780; insurance, $7,300; occupied by W. H. Bordman et als., as wood- 
workers; loss, $1,758; insurance, $1,350; occupied by other firms, as wood- 
workers, etc.; loss, $14,313; insurance, $36,100; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 23d, 7-40 .A.M. Box 641. 

No. 4 Trenton st. Owned by Helen E. Burke; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Helen E. Burke, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 23d, 0-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 174 Congress st. Owned by Spooner estate; loss, $45; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by Lamkin & Foster, as boots and shoes; originated 
in basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 23d, 10-41 P.M. Box 5. 

Causeway and Leverett sts. Owned by C. S. Nichols, agent; loss, 
$519; insurance, $5,000; occupied by D. Phipps, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Friday, 24th, 0-40 A. 31. Box 24. 

Nos. 124 TO 128 Cambridge st. Owned by M. B. Wilde; loss, $650; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by Thomas Feeney et als., as provisions; loss, 
$500; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 24th, 5-29 P.M. Box 465. 

No. 93 Cambridge st. Owned by L. P. Bowen ; unoccupied dwelling ;- 
cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 24th, 7-20 P. M. Box 225. 

No. 80 Norfolk ave. Owned by J. Cunningham; loss, $75; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Cunningham, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, rags in chimney-flue igniting. 



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Saturday, 25th, 3-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Walpole ST. Owned by James McGluckin ; occupied by A. Booth- 
man, as peanut stand; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting peanut 
roaster. 

Sunday, 26th, 4-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 128 Broad st. Owned by E. H. Sampson ; loss $68 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. Sorenson, as blaclcsmith ; loss, $43 ; insurance, $400 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, hot iron igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 26th, 9-08 P.3I. Box 325. 
Cause, false alarm given by boys. 

Sunday, 26th, 10-10 P. 31. Still. 

No. 42 Coventry st. Owned by Ellen Murray; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by D. Donovan, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, mice and matches. 

Monday, 27th, 6-12 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 190 North st. Owned by Mary Garveller; loss, $15; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mary Garveller, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 28th, 8-03 A.M. Box 321. 

Savin Hill ave. Owned by Richardson heirs ; occupied by A. D. Wood, 
as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 28th, 11-07 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 161 Court st. Owned by Tufts heirs; occupied by A.'^J. Smith, as 
dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 28th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 BuLFiNCH ST. Owned by John M. Clark; loss, $10; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by R. C. Knowles, as dwelling; loss, $71; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches, 

Tuesday, 28th, 8-07 P. 31. Box 72. 

Nos. 18 TO 22 Waterford st. Owned by J. H. W. Huckins & Co. ; occu- 
pied by J. H. W. Huckins, as canned goods; cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-42 A. 31. Box 83. 

Watson st. Owned by Hancock Inspirator Co.; loss, $50; insurance, 
$100,000; occupied by Hancock Inspirator Co., as factory; loss, .$35; in- 
surance, $100,000; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-45 A.M. Box 424. 

Nos. 23 AND 25 Vine st. Owned by M. J. Field ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. DaXQj et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 9-16 A. 31. Box 113. 

Nos. 187 and 189 West First st. Owned by J. C. Story; cause, ignition 
of tar from leaky still. 

Thursday, 30th, 1-20 P. 31. Still. 

No. 13 South Margin st. Owned by O. Howard lieirs ; occupied by A. 
H. Mann, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 



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Thursday, 30th, 6-32 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 21 Lowell st. Owned by Wm. Connelly; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by P. Hogan, as dwelling; loss, f 5 ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 31st, 6-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Trot st. Owned by Mrs. Clark; loss, $10; occupied by Mrs. 
Cleveland, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 31st, 8-42 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 1 Monroe pl. Owned by Wall and Smith; occupied by W. C. Smith, 
as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 31st, 9 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 3 Poplar court. Owned by Bennett heirs; occupied by Geo. Litch- 
field, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



FEBRUARY. 



Saturday, 1st, 5-18 P.M. Box 823. 

No. 147 North Harvard st. Owned by F. H. Edwards ; occupied by F. 
H. Edwards, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 2d, 0-06 A.M. Box 9. 

Nos. 261 AND 263 North st. Owned by Lorenzo Bianci; loss, $2,473; in- 
surance, $2, .500; occupied by Maurice Reubens, as pawnbroker; loss, 
$600: insurance, $600; occupied by numerous families, as dwelling; loss, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — Upwards of fifty Italians of the poorer class occupied this 
building as a dwelling, and the following-named lost their lives by suffocation 
or burning, Maddalena Ciariona, Filamina Ciarlona, Giovanni Ciarlona, Pas- 
quttlina Ciarlona, Felici Conti, Martino Marchione, Rosa Marchione, Emilia 
Marchione, RafEaele Petriiizo, Bella Scanlan, and were taken from the build- 
ing dead. Five others, who were rescu-ed, died at the hospital. 

Sunday, 2d, 0-25 A. M. Box 513. 

Wheaton sq. Owned by W. H. Baldwin; loss, $52; insurance, .$3,500; 
occupied by B. E. Becker, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 4-26 A.M. Box 239. 

No. 2346 Washington st. Owned by Milton heirs ; loss, $160 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by F. P. Darcy, as bar-room; loss, $335; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by George Wilfert et als., as dwelling; insurance, $800; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 8-17 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 15 Commercial st. Owned by H. C. Bates et als. ; loss, $430; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Frank O'Hara, as fish dealer; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, soot from chimney igniting wood- work. 

Sunday, 2d, 9-25, 9-30, 9-37 A.M. Box 36. 

. Corner of Washington and Court sts. Owned by J. Montgomer}'^ Sears ; 
loss, $140,877; insurance, $110,000; occupied by M.J. Grodjinsky. as cigars ; 
loss, .$7,944; insurance, $10,625; occupied by Remington Type Writer Co., 
as office; loss, $2,704; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Savannah Fast 



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Freight Line, as ofSce; loss, #75; occupied by Norton Door Check Co., as 
office; loss, #1,212; insurance, #1,500; occupied by Wm. Aspinwall, as 
office; loss, $2,000; insurance, $1,000; occupied by E. B. Hager, as office; 
loss, $1,000; insurance, $500; occupied by E. W. Roberts, as office; loss, 
#600; insurance, $350; occupied bj Emerson Power Scale Co., as office; 
loss, $2,000; insurance, $700; occupied by H. W. Suter, as office; loss, 
$600; insurance, $2,000; occupied by various parties, not insured, as offices ; 
loss, $25,300; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 11-49 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 22 Seneca st. Owned by M. Ingoldsby; loss, $125; insurance, 
#2,000; occupied by M. Flaherty, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 5-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Tremont sow. Owned by Morey heirs; loss, #10; insurance, 
#7,500; occupied by Stone & Shaw, as dime museum; insurance, $7,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 3d, 6-20, 6-24 A.M. Box 95. 

No. Ill BoTLSTON ST. Owncd by Peters' estate; loss, $15; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by W. B. Blanchard, as dwelling; loss, #5; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting draperies. 

Monday, 3d, 8-45 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 219 North st. Owned by Mrs. Barnes; occupied by Mansfield & 
Co., as leather, etc.; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 3d, 4-50 P.M. Box 32. 

No. 25 PiNCKNET ST. Owncd by Wyzeman Marshall ; occupied by Samuel 
Hosea, Jr., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-24 A.M. Box 854. 

Arlington pl. Owned by P. McGovern ; loss, $175; insurance, $350; 
occupied by P. McGovern, as stable; loss, #112; insurance, #200; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-15 A.M. Still. 

Humboldt ave. Owned by city of Boston; loss, #100; occupied by city 
of Boston, as storage shed; loss, #50; originated in storage shed; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-17 P.M. Box 18. 

No. 103 Washington st. Owned by Fifty Associates; loss, $601; in- 
surance, $54,000; occupied by H. L. Hartley, as carpets, etc. ; loss, $17,500; 
insurance, #125,000; occupied by various workmen, loss on tools; insurance, 
$7,500; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 3-50 P.M. Box 413. 

No. 31 Rutherford ave. Owned by H. H. Bowker; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, #2,000; occupied by Mrs. Callahan, as dwelling; cause, soot in chim- 
ney burning. 

Wedyiesday, 5ih, 6-16 P.M. Box 114. 
No. 291 West Second st. Owned by Geo. W. Bale; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $1,100; occupied by Morris Cummings, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
fluur ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 73 



Thursday, 6th, 6-29 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 34 Bradford st. Owned by Jolin Lyon; loss, $115; insurance, 
i$3,o00; occupied by Mary Fay, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 6th, 10-02 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 14 Milk st. Owned by Old South Church Society; loss, $21 ; insur- 
ance, .$13,000; occupied by Thorp Adams Manufg. Co., as store; loss, $160; 
insurance, $25,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 10-15 P.M. Still, 

No. 213 Huntington ave. Owned by B. Fitch; loss, $70; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. J. Davis, as dwelling; insurance, $1,300; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 6-31 P. M. Box 58. 

No. 409 Federal st. Owned by G. W. & F. Smith Iron Co. ; loss, $258 ; 
insurance, $28,000; occupied by G. W. & F. Smith Iron Co., as machine 
shop; loss, $431; insurance, $4,000; originated on first floor; cause, hot 
ashes igniting wood-work. 

Saturday, 8th, 3-22 A. M. Box 37. 

No. 5 AND 7 Custom House st. Owned by Francis Thompson ; loss, $290 ; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Tide Water Oil Co., as oils, etc.; loss, $27; 
insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by Geo. W. Waite, as oils and grease ; loss, 
•$65; insurance, $200; originated on 3d floor; cause, hot ashes igniting wood- 
work. 

Saturday, 8th, 8-56 P.M. Box 352. 

Idaho ST. Owned by Mrs. Emerson; loss, $16; insurance, $3,000; un- 
occupied dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, slacking of lime. 

Sunday, 9th, 3-16, 3-25 A. M. Box 134. 

No. 134 Tudor st. Owned by Geo. E. Adams & Co. ; loss, $427; insur- 
ance, $5,250; occupied by Geo. E. Adams & Co., as cotton waste; loss, 
$792; insurance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-10 A.M. Box 134. 

No. 138 D ST. Owned by Martin Battles; loss, $12; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Martin Battles, as dwelling; loss, -$36; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 10th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 164 Tremont st. Owned by Warren Shelburne ; loss, $140; insur- 
ance, .$25,000; occupied by J. S. Bond et als., as awnings, etc. ; loss, 118; in- 
surance, .$8,600; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 1778 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards; insurance, .$5,000; 
occupied by Hiram Hay, as dining saloon; insurance, $300; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 10th, 7-43 P.M. Box 628. 

Mill st. Owned by National Dock Co.; loss, $68; insurance. $2,100; 
occupied by M. Killilea, as boiler maker; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
ashes igniting wood-work. 



74 City Document No. 91. 



31onday, 10th, 10-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 276 Adams st. Owned by J. Frank Swan ; occupied by J. McDer- 
mott, as dwelling; originated on the roof; cause, lamp thrown from window 
igniting roof. 

Tuesday, 11th, 3 P. 31. Box 5. 

No. 42 Lowell st. Owned by Geo. M. Rogers; loss, .$53; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, §30; originated on 
4th floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 11th, 3-03 P.M. Box 4. 

Nashua and Causeway sts. Owned by Boston & Lowell Railroad Cor- 
poration ; loss, $8,233; insurance, .$250,000; occupied by Boston & Lowell 
Railroad Corporation, as depot; insurance, $35,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 3-49 P. 31. Still. 

No. 12 Howard st. Owned by Morey heirs; occupied by W. Houghton, 
asofiice; loss, $100; originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 11th, 8-46 P. 31. Box 24. 

No. 75i Cambridge st. Owned by Weaver heirs; loss, $75; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. Donnelly, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 12th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Tremont row. Owned by Morey heirs; occupied by Stone & 
Shaw, as Dime Museum; originated in basement; cause, careless use of 
cigar-stump. 

Wednesday, 12th, 9-28 P. 31. Box 423. 

No. 110 Water ST. Owned by M. Fenton ; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by M. Fenton ei; a^s.,as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10-26 P.M. Box 242. 

No. 170 Blue Hill ave. Owned by Thomas Mulhern ; loss, $85 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by Mrs. L. McMasters e^ a/s., as dwelling; loss, 
$35 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-22 P. 31. Box 633. 

Orleans st. Owned by E. G. Tutein; loss, $658; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by E. G. Tutein, as stable; loss, $407; insurance, $1,600; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-43 P.M. Box 151. 

No. 486 East Seventh st. Owned by John Clancy; occupied by Ellen 
Barrett, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 13th, 0-15 A.3I. Still. 

Nawn ST. Owned by Owen Nawn; loss, $30; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Mrs. McCarthy et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 13th, 7-18 A.M. Box 139. 

Cor. I AND East Third sts. Owned by Bay State Oil Co. ; occupied by 
Bay State Oil Co., as storehouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 13th, 4-26 P.M. Still. 

No. 88 Canal st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 



Appendix. 75 

Thursday, 13th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
West First and E sts. Cause, spontaneous combustion in waste cotton. 

Thursday, 13th, 8-48 P.M. Box 257. 
No. 524 Warren st. Owned by Thos. F. Furber; loss, $1,663; insur- 
ance, $M,000; occupied by Thos. F. Furber, as stable; loss, $60; originated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 14th, 5-03 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 58 Henley and 2 and 4 Putnam sts. Owned by James Lee ; loss, 
$102; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Albert Tobias, as bakehouse; loss, 
$67; insurance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Friday, 14th, 5-33 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 496 Tremont st. Owned by F. L. Magullion; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Wm. Britton, as dwelling; loss, $8; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp, 

Friday, 14th, 7-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 84 Washington st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Friday, 14th, 8-05 P. M. Box 133. 
No. 60 Gates st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Friday, 14th, 10-14 P.M. Box 629. 

Cor. Border and Maverick sts. Owned by Atlantic Works ; insurance, 
$120,000; occupied by Atlantic Works, as machine shop; cause, electric 
wires igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 14th, 11-42 P.M. Box 443. 

HoosAO Tunnel DOCK. Owned by Hoosac Tunnel Dock Co.; loss, $5; 
occupied by Hoosac Tunnel Dock Co., as storehouse; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Saturday, 15th, 10-14 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 89 Tyler st. Owned by Clapp heirs; loss, $19; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Twomey, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in basement; cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 15th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

Pierce ave. Owned by C. A. Perkins; loss, $15; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Geo. Thomas, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 
outside; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 15th, 3-00 P.M. Box 85. 

Nos. 104 AND 106 Castle st. Owned by John M. Clark; loss, $218; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by R. H. J. Nagle, as upholsterer, etc.; loss, $975; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by James M. Gowen, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
insurance, $5U0 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 3-11 P.M. Box 546. 
Baker st. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

Saturday, 15th, 5-27 P.M. Still. 
Kingston st. 

RemarJcs. — Bonfire in rubbish of building destroyed by fire November 
28. Set by boys. 



76 City Document No, 91. 



Saturday, 15th, 6-14, 6-30 P.M. Box 651. 

No. 310 Chelsea st. Owned by A. B. Porter; loss, $4,500; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. B. Porter, as currier; loss, $3,718; insurance, 
$5,600; occupied by Robert Greive et als., as currier; loss, $1,534; insur- 
ance, $3,300; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, loth, 6-36 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 89 Brighton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 15th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 106 Merrimac st. Owned by J. C. Tucker estate; occupied by J. 
Ginsberg, as clothing; loss, $212; insurance, $2,800; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, clothing taking fire from stove. 

Sunday, 16th, 0-05 A.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 

Sunday, 16th, 4-47, 4-51 A.M. Boxes 341 and 373. 

Mill st. Owned by O.C. R.R. Corporation; loss, .$50; occupied by O.C. 
E.R. Corporation, as flag station; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Sunday, 16th, 6-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 375 Main st. Owned by II. Starks; insurance, .$1,100; occupied by 
H. Starks, as fish dealer; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown, in box of 
sawdust. 

Sunday, 16th, 3-48 h P.M. 

BusSEY PARK. Cause, incendiary ; grass and brush fire. 

Sunday, 1 6th, 4-1 5 P. M. Still. 

No. 103 Dorchester st. Owned by J. W. F. Willson ; occupied by Joe 
Tye, as laundry ; cause, pot of meat burning on stove. 

Sunday, 16th, 5-56 P.M. Box 547. 
Centre and Grove sts. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

3Ionday, 17th, 2-03 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 6 Russell court Owned by J. Rivitz ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Louis Hall, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 17th, 4-02 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 50 Henley st. Owned by P. O'Reiordan; occupied by D. Sullivan, 
as dwelling; needless alarm ; caused by boiling over of kettle of meat. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-01 A.M. Box 2. 

No. 91 Charter st. Owned by M. Carney: occupied by various families, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children and matches igniting 
excelsior. 

Tuesday, ISih, 3-22 P.M. Box 92. 

Boston & Albany Freight-yard. Owned by B. & A. Railroad; occu- 
pied by B. & A. freight car ; originated in car ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wed7iesday, 19th, 8-21 A.M. Box 718. 
Court sq. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 



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Wednesday, 19th, 4-38 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 5 Baetlett PL. Owned by John Scaroni; insurance, $1,500; unoccu- 
pied dwelling; originated in basement; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-39 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 74 Baxter st. Owned by Margaret Condon ; loss, $26 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Maria O'Neil, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
2d floor; cause, cliildren and matches. 

Thursday, 20th, 1-45 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 52 BiLLERicA ST. Owucd by D. F. Crane; occupied by D. F. Crane, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, clothes taking fire from stove. 

Thursday, 20th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Willow court. Owned by James Clapp; occupied by John Drum- 
mond, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 20th, 9-04 P. M. Box 142. 

Nos. 311 AND 313 D ST. Owned by Michael J. Kyder; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Hannah McKie et als., as dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 21st, 6-38 P.M. Box 637. 

No. 34 Saratoga ST. Owned by Thos. F. Doherty; loss, $75; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Thos. F. Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $80; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-30 A.M. Box 38. 

No. 200 Atlantic ave. Owned by Martin B. Inches; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by Andrew Anderson, as liquors, etc.; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of kettle of fat. 

Saturday, 22d, 4-33 P. M. Box 143. 
No. 5 LoRiNG ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-21 P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 175 AND 177 Fulton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-43 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 367 E ST. Owned by Dennis Kelley estate; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by John Learn e^ a/s., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 24th, 1-25 P. 31. Box 452. 

No. 41 Cook st. Owned by J. H. McManus; loss, $15 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by J. Mahoney, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
careless use of lantern. 

Monday, 24th, 6-18 P.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 150 to 164 Washington st. Owned by Carney estate ; occupied by 
Joseph Comer, as clothing; insurance, $26,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, supposed mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 25th, 10-34h A.M. Box 171. 
B ST. Cause, boys playing with auxiliary box in Lawrence School. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Wharf st. Owned by Tliomas C. Amory; occupied by J. Graham 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



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Thursday, 27th, 0-21 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 484 Columbus ave. Owned by Albert Crowell; loss, $50; insurance, 
.$10,000; occupied by C. W". Russell, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Friday, 28th, 1-47 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 14 North Margin st. Owned by Max Schwartz; loss, $82; insur- 
ance, $15,000 ; occupied by Solomon Cohen, as grocery ; loss, $325 ; insurance, 
$500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2 Sth, 4-56 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 592 Shawmut ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 28th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 1212 Tremont st. Owned by J. Crosby; occupied by Arthur O'Connor, 
as provisions ; originated on 1st floor; cause, rubbish igniting from hot stove. 



MARCH. 

Saturday, 1st, 8-17 P.M. Box 428. 

Mtstic wharf. 

RemarJcs. — Fire on board the steamer " Wilkesbarre," owned by the 
Wilkesbarre Coal Co. ; insurance, .$65,000. While working at this fire, an 
explosion on board Engine No. 31 (fire-boat) caused considerable damage by 
setting fire to deck houses. 

Saturday, 1st, 9-35 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 560 Tremont ST. Owned by W. T. Currier; loss, $191; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by W. T. Currier, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 1-17 A.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 68 AND 70 Fulton st. Owned by C. U. Cotting ; loss, $872; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Alexander Hill, as mattresses; loss, $1,045; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by T. P. Lynch, as wire mattresses; loss, $425; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by E. T. Kent, as curled hair; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2d, 4-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 724 East Third st. Owned by J. H. Walker; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by J. H. Walker, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
sparks from furnace. 

Monday, 3d, 7-53 A.M. Still. 

No. 24 Hancock st. Owned by L. C. CoUamore ; occupied by F. Wallace, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes igniting barrel. 

Monday, 3d, 6-42 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 68 AND 65 Essex st. Owned by S. S. Shaw trustees; loss, $5,903; 
insurance, $80,000; occupied by Wright Bros., as umbrellas; loss, $556; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Whitney Bros., as paper and twine; loss, 
$1,391 ; insurance, $12,250; occupied by I. Weiss et als., as clothing, etc.; 
loss, $463 ; insurance, $28,500 ; occupied by Lewis Engraving Co., as printers ; 
loss', $575; insurance, $5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed in- 
cendiary. 



Appendix. 79 



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

No. 7 Maegaeet ST. Owned by Wm. J. Flynn ; loss, .$10; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Harris Polisky et als., as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 3d, 9-26 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 130 BoYLSTON AVE. Causc, light from stove mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 3d, 9-51 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 92 Hudson st. Owned by Thomas Burns ; occupied by John Homan 
et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 4th, 5-15 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 2 Albany tl. Owned by George Moulton; occupied by Henry Cain, 
as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 4th, 2-44 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 28 Beveely st. Owned by C. A. Millen; loss, $245; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. A. Millen, as planing mill; loss, $620; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 4th, 5 P.M. Still. 

No. 84 Salem st. Owned by I. Wyzanski; occupied by Samuel Simmons, 
as tin-ware ; originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 4th, 6-32h P. 31. Box 46. 

No. 119 \Yatee ST. Owned by Uriel H. Crocker, trustee ; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by James Taussig, as cigars; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 5th, 7-47 A. 31. ■ Box 812. 

Bkookline AVE. and Beacon ST. Owned by P. J. Kyan ; loss, 526 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by P. J. Ryan, as cigars, etc.; loss, $829; insur- 
ance, $750 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 11-37 A. 31. Box 72. 

No. 179 Shawmut ave. Owned by Martin Hayes heirs ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. T, Fitzgerald, as furniture; loss, $45; insurance, 
; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Wedfiesday, 5th, 7-05 P.3I. Box 213. 

No. 117 Hampden st. Owned by Patrick F. Curley; loss, $34; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by W. R. Webster et als., as drugs, etc.; insurance, 
$4,000; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes igniting waste paper. 

Thursday, 6th, 7-45 A. 31. Box 13. 

No. 100 Richmond st. Owned by John Scaroni ; occupied by B. T. 
Parker, as furniture; originated in basement; cause, hot stove igniting 
turpentine. 

Thursday, 6th, 11-42 P. 31. Box 522. 

No, 2 Aemstrong st. Owned by Jacob Metzer; loss, $250 ; insurance, 
$300; occupied by G. Eiseman, as shoe shop; loss, $125; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 



80 City Document No. 91. 



Friday, 7th, 2-22 A. 31. Box 16. 

Nos. 45 AND 46 North Market st. Owned by A. T. Fessenden et als. ; 
loss, $905; insurance, $27,000; occupied by A. D. Rogers et als., as provi- 
sions; loss, $75; insurance, $500; occupied by J. P. Siiea, as liquors, etc. ; 
loss, $80; insurance, $500; occupied by J. P. Daly, as cigars, etc.; loss, 
$54; insurance, $1,500; occupied by C. B. Barrett, as storage; loss, $o0 ; 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by F. P. Ruffo, as barber ; loss, $60; insarance, 
$500; occupied by E. C Goodwin & Co., as tailors; loss, $27; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Greenwood Bros., as storage; loss, $2U; insurance, 
$2oO; occupied by Chas. Hobbs, as hardware; loss, $10; insurance, $600; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Friday, 7th, 8-47 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 25 BiLLERiCA ST. Owued by M. Rudman ; loss, $86; insurance. 
$2,000; occupied by M. Feldman, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Remarks. — Three children of M. Feldman were rescued by Captain 
Johnson of Truck No. 1, and Hoseman Callahan of Engine No. 6. 

Friday, 7th, 11-14 A.M. Box 854. 

Union ST. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $100; occupied by city of 
Boston, as school; originated on 1st floor; cause, detective heating, 
apparatus. 

Friday, 7th, 0-45 P.3I. Box 76. 

No. 150 West Concord st. Owned by A. M. Coverly; loss, $82; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by A. M. Coverly, as dwelling; loss, $167; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 2-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 133 West Second st. Owned by Barry Sullivan; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Patrick Feeney et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 7th, 6-06 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 652 East Eighth st. Owned by Locke and Flint ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by Jennie Griffin, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, clothing igniting from stove. 

Friday, 7th, 8-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 Cliff st. Owned by Mr. Johnson; occupied by Mary Murphy, as 
dwelling; cause, escape of gas from leak in fixtures; no fire. 

Friday, 7th, S-17 P.M. Box 5. 

Causeway st. Owned by Boston and Maine Railroad; occupied by 
Lowell Division, as depot; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 8th, 0-51 A. 31. Box 38. 

No. 292 State st. Owned by Uriah Mayo; loss, $200; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by A. F. Fieseler, as cigars, etc.; loss, $350; insurance, $1,300; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks from charcoal stove. 

Saturday, 8th, 0-13 P. 31. Box 73. 

No. 25 Bradford st. Owned by Mills estate; loss, $703; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied bf C. H. Gavitt, as stable; loss, $238; insurance, $450; 
occupied by J. N. Murphy, as stable; insurance, $1,000; occupied by S. 
Guckenheimer, as stable; loss, $47; insurance, $500; occupied by Wm. 
Murphy, as stable; loss, $17; insurance, $400; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 



Appendix. 81 



Saturday, 8th, 11-83 P.M. Box 363. 

No. 35 MiLLETT ST. Owned by J. P. Carleton ; occupied by W. H. 
Bartlett, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, careless use » of 
matches. 

Sunday, 9th, 0-16 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 290 Medford st. Owned by S. A. Fisher; loss, ^88; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Kichard Doyle, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 9th, 4-34 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 18 Piedmont st. Owned by A. A. Hall; loss, $9; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Kobert Curly, as stable; insurance, $700; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Stoughton st. Owned by J. Levin; loss, $73; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by J. Levin, as dwelling; loss, $284; insurance, $1,200; originated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 7-12 A.M. Box 148. 

A, NEAK Congress st. Owned by Boston Wharf Corporation ; loss, $600 ; 
insurance, $750; occupied by James Mortell, as lactory ; loss, $2,400; in- 
surance, iit)2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 1-22 P.M. Box 363. 

Whitfield st. Owned by Caroline Jackson ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by James Giilis et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 10th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Wesley pl. Owned by Neal Campbell; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. McLoud, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Tuesday, 11th, 7-04 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 9 to 17 Chaunct st. Cause, disarrangement of automatic alarm 
wires. 

Tuesday, 11th, 9-13 A.M. Box 32. 
No. 123 Myrtle st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 11th, 5-28 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 32 Hanson st. Owned by Wm. Mellen; loss, $11; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Wm. Mellen, as dwelling; loss, $42; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window-curtain. 

Tuesday, 11th, 7-09 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 615 Tremont st. Owned by Mr. McQuarry ; occupied by N. L. 
Freeman, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause, 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 12th, 4-16 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 Pleasant st. Owned by J. K. Murphy ; occupied by J. Moran 
et als., as dwelling; cause, defective ciiimney. 

Thursday, 13th, 6-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 LouiSBORG SQ. Owned by St. Margarette's Home ; loss, $33 ; 
insurance, $y,000 ; occupied by St. Margarette's Home, as hospital ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated turnace. 



82 City Document No. 91. 



Thursday, l3th, 11-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 68 Church st. Owned by Catherine Anderson; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Catherine Anderson, as dwelling; loss, $61; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene lamp exploding. 

Friday, 14th, 5 A.M. Still. 

No. 286 Beacon st. Owned by G. M. Barnard; loss, $41; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by S. F. Robinson, as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 14th, 10-30 A. M. Still. 

No. 63 Chestnut st. Owned by B. F. Brown; occupied by T. F. Swan, 
as dweUing; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 14th, 1-39 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 388 Hanover st. Owned by M. Pinkofski ; occupied by B. Bacigo- 
luppo, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 14th, 9-27 P. 31. Box 431. 
No. 301 Bunker Hill st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 14th, 11-21 P.M. Box 729. 
School and Tremont sts. Cause, false alarm from Parker House. 

Saturday, 15th, 7-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 592 Washington st. Owned by Charlotte Crabtree ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $65,000; occupied by J. F. Reynolds, as hotel; insurance, $50,000; 
originated in basement; cause, electric-light wires. 

Sunday, 16th, 2-29 A.M. Box 6. 

No. 154 Leverett st. Owned by Mary Early ; loss, $212; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Frank Gillis, as photographer; loss, $200;^ insurance, 
I; originated on 2d floor; cause, " supposed" spontaneous combustion. 



Sunday, 16th, 11-04 A. M. Box 225. 

No. 124 Norfolk ave. Owned by J. H. Besariok ; loss, $196; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Gurney, Tenney, e^ a^s., as storage; loss, $3,812; in- 
surance, $9,150; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 16th, 4-02 P. 31. Box 729. 
School and Tremont sts. Cause, false alarm from Parker House. 

Sunday, 16th, 6-44 P. 31. Box 68. 
Malden ST. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

3Ionday, 1 7th, 10-59 A. 31. Box 256. 

Heath ave. Owned by James Burns; loss, $263; insurance, $500; occu- 
pied by James Burns, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

3Ionday , 17th, 1 1-40 A. 31. Still. 

No. 16 Cove pl. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

31onday, 17th, 0-43 P.3I. Box 253. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Monday, 17th, 1-33 P. 31. Box 625. 

Lombard wharf. Cause, sparks from hoisting-engine igniting 18 bales 
of cotton consigned to S. M. Weld & Co. ; loss, $202 ; insurance, $900. 



Appendix. 83 



Monday, lltJi, 3-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 178 Washington st. Owned by Howe estate; occupied by F. 
Thompson, as office, etc. ; loss, $30; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless 
smoking in bed. 

Monday, 17th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Merrimac st. Owned by G. Thorndike; occupied by P. Levine, 
as broker; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 18th, 3-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 North Bennett st. Owned by John Groves ; occupied by 
G. Pesaturo, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks 
from chimney-flue. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-59 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Monmouth st. Owned by James Woolley; occupied by James 
WooUey, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, flash from gas mistaken 
for fire. 

Wednesday, 19th, 0-32 P.M. Box 337. 

No. 16 Sargent st. Owned by D. P. Power; loss, $1,271; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by D. P. Power, as dwelling; loss, $625; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 10-04 A.M. Box 263. 

No. 15 Terrace AVE. Owned by F. E. Childs; loss, $625; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by F. E. Childs, as dwelling; loss, $700; insurance, $500; 
occupied by A. C.Harris; loss, $164 ; insurance, $500; originated in base- 
ment; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 141 Friend st. Owned by J. S. Paine & Co. ; cause, leak in gas- 
pipe ; no fire. 

Wednesday, 19th, 11-14 P. 3f. Box 93. 
No. 176 West Brookline st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire, 

Wednesday, 19th, 11-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Blossom st. Owned by M. Masterson; loss, $49; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Masterson, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, charcoal igniting from stove. 

Thursday, 20th, 3-57 A. 31. Box 623. 
"Sugar House Wharf," Marginal st. 

Remarks. — Towboat "Glide," owned by Boston To wboat Co., damaged; 
cause, overheated boiler. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-29 A. M. Box 435. 

No. 429 Medford st. Owned by George H. Wood; loss, $25; occupied 
by George H. Wood Co., as cement factory; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of cement. 

Thursday, 20th, .5-16 P.M. Box 322. 

No. 239 Commercial st. Owned by Mrs. Shelton; loss, $10; insurance, 
$800; occupied by Thomas liyan as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Friday, 21st, 7-14 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 173 Chambers st. Owned by W. J. Hickey heirs; loss, $53; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by A. Dubensky, as dwelling; loss, $220; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



84 City Document No. 91. 

Friday, 21st, 8-45 P. 31. Box 456. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Saturday, 22d, 11-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 47 Henley st. Owned by b*. O. Riordan; loss, $40; insurance, 
^800; occupied by Mrs. H. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated in 
roof; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 22d, 9-17 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 7 Middlesex st. Owned by M. A. Wescott; loss, $111; insurance, 
^3,000; occupied by O. Baker, as dwelling; loss, $138; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 24th, 2-32 P.M. Box 645. 

No. 380 Boeder st. Owned by Boston Towboat Co.; occupied by 
Charles Purdy, as blacksmith ; originated in basement ; cause unknowii. 

Monday, 24th, 7-35 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 576 TO 580 Washington st. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 24th, 8-27 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; occupied by Robert 
Bishop, as cotton waste; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-10 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 120 Tudor st. 

Remarks. — Spontaneous combustion of cotton in Bishop's yard. 

Thursday, 27th, 2-04 A.M. Box 129. 

Na 307 Dorchester ave. Owned by Alger estate ; loss, $21 ; insurance, 
■$2,500; occupied by M. McDonough, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 27th, 11-25 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 80 Pleasant st. Owned by Viles & Smith; loss, $10; insurance, 
^8,000; occupied by Angus McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, 
$1,100; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 1-16 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 210 West Chester park. Owned by N. W. Ladd; loss, $75; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by Geo. J. Binder, as dwelling; insurance, $900; 
occupied by S. F. Rogers, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
H. V. Slack, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
mice and matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 1-38 P.M. Box 331. 

Remarks. — This alarm was caused while blasting rocks around the foot of 
the pole on which the box was placed. 

Thursday, 27th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
Wyoming st. Cause, bonfire set by boys in brush. 

Thursday, 27th, 9-26 P.M. Box 133. 

BuRNHAM AND Mercer sts. Owucd by G. Henry Waitt estate; loss, $5; 
occupied by C. C. Blaney, as junk store; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
smelting-pot igniting wood-work. 



Appendix. 85 



Friday, 28th, 0-53 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Causeway st. Owned by W. K. Porter; loss, $187; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by D. Frazer, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 28th, 11-18 A.M. Box 631. 

No. 109 Sumner st. Owned by P. Mclntire ; insurance, $500; occupied 
by E. D. Leighton, as shipwright; insurance, $800; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, stove-pipe overheated. 

Friday, 28th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

Bremen st. Owned by Boston & Maine R.E. ; loss, $75; occupied by 
Boston & Maine R.R., as tool house; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 28th, 7-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 209 Beacon st. Owned by C. B. Anaory; loss, $25; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by C. B. Amory, as dwelling; insurance, $5,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday. 29th, 3-11 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 57 Sawyer st. Owned by Wm. Lampie ; loss, $12; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Jacobs, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 31st, 3-08 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 2 Powers court. Owned by Powers estate : occupied by Mary 
Halisy, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, wood in stove- 
oven igniting. 

Monday, 31st, 8-36 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 11 Otis st. Owned by C. J. Paine; loss, $2,735 ; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by E. H. Haskell, as paper and twine; loss, $200; insurance, 
$12,600; occupied by Cleveland, Brown, & Co., as neckwear; loss, .$19,645; 
insurance, $49,000; occupied by Arnold, Mayhew, & Co., as shirts, etc. ; loss, 
$1,750; insurance, $11,000; occupied by M. Baum, as clothing; loss, 
$12,948; insurance, $20,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 31st, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 215 West Broadway. Owned by Sarah Williams ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by Thos. F. Powers, as barber; insurance, $250; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion, "supposed." 



APRIL. 



Tuesday, 1st, 9-37 P.M. Box 436. 

No. 20 Walnut st. Owned by H. Harding; insurance, $1,200; occupied 
by H. Harding, as dwelling; cause, wood in stove-oven igniting. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-07 P.M. Still. 
Grand Junction Pier, No. 6. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 1st, 11-54 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 101 Pleasant st. Owned by J. W. Joy; loss, $25; insurance, 
$7,500 ; occupied by John Fitzgerald, as furniture ; loss, $6 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, careless use of pipe and matches. 



86 City Document No. 91. 



Wednesday, 2d, 8-29 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 547 Washington st. Owned by C. F. Adams estate; loss, 
insurance, $50,000; occupied by R. Rollings & Co., as gas-fixtures; loss, 
$3,000; insurance, $20,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated flue. 

Wednesday, 2d, 9-55 A.M. Box 587. 

Ashland and Florence sts. Owned by Stanwood Wallis ; loss, $88 ; 
insurance, $200; occupied by Wm. J. Austin, as silversmith; loss, $191; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting wood-work. 

Wednesday, 2d, 6-46 P.M. Box 516. 

Williams ST. Owned by S. E. Gary; loss, $150; occupied by E. Pol- 
haus, as dwelling; loss, $200; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-10 P.M. Still. 

Grove and Centre sts. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass, 
etc. 

Remarks. — Fifteen cords of pine wood owned by George North was 
destroyed. 

Thursday, 3d, 2-02 P.M. Box 362. 

Back st. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Thursday, 3d, 2-55 P.M. Box 529. 
Franklin park. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-11 P.M. Box 532. 
Walkhill ST. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Thursday, 3d, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 80 Meridian st. Owned by John Erksine; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Wm. Calhoun, as periodicals; loss, $5; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-21 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 34 Swan st. Owned by H. P. Souther; loss, $217; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by C. O'Donnell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 4th, 8-44 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 583 East Ninth st. Owned by A. L. Wilbur; loss, $1,152; insur- 
ance, $1,500; No. 581 owned by A. and W. Holbrook; No. 583 occupied by 
Wilbur and Byrnes, as stable; loss, $600; No. 581 occupied by A. and W. 
Holbrook, as stable, etc.; loss, $110; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor rear of No. 583, extended to No. 581 ; cause, overheated boiler or fur- 
nace. 

Friday, 4th, 10-07 A.M. Box 32. 

Rear No. 86 Myrtle st. Owned by W. F. Raymond, as ash closet in 
yard ; cause, hot ashes igniting wood-work. 

Friday, 4th, 8-10 P. 31. Box 16. 

Nos. 45 and 46 South Market st. Owned by E. A. Williams ; loss, $419 ; 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by C. F. Glover, as stencils; loss, $180; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Cahoon and Hinckley, as restaurant; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Grant & Co., as fruits; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



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Appendix. 87 



Saturday, 5th, 11-14 A.M. Box 318. 

No. 50 Cottage st. Owned by Mrs. G. Tyner; loss, .$588; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mrs. G. Tyner, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in 
basement; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 0-04 P.M. Box 532. 
Bourne st. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Saturday, 5th, 0-39 P.M. Box 511. 

Union ave. Owned by B. F. Sturtevant & Co. ; loss, $1,380; insurance, 
$80,000; occupied by B. F. Sturtevant & Co., as storehouse; loss, $213; 
insurance, -$120, 000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion 
in oily Avaste. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-26 P.M. Box 131. 

No. 423 East Eighth st. Cause, sparks from plumber's pot mistaken for 
fire. 

Monday, 7th, 11-45 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 7 MooN-ST. COURT. Owned by Thomas Brophy ; occupied by G. Roco, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause; breaking kerosene lamp. 

3Ionday, 7th, 3-33 P.M. Box 65. 
No. 31 Oneida st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 7th, 4-00 P.M. Still. 

No. 397 Main st. Owned by W. S. Glidden ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by W. S. Glidden, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 7th, 8-38 P.M. Box 113. 

No. 60 Bolton ST. Owned by George Whitten ; loss, $169; insurance, 
$1,400; occupied by James Conroy et als., as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-26 P.M. Box 96. 
No. 256 Columbus ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 9th, 5-58 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 84 TO 94 Franklin st. Owned by J. M. Sears; loss, $2,006; insur- 
ance, $65,000; occupied by D. Appleton & Co., as publishers; loss, $13,300; 
insurance, $23,000; occupied by N. Brown & Co., as clocks, etc. ; loss, $500; 
insurance, $39,000; occupied by H. M. Peyser & Co., as gloves, etc. ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 6 A.M. Still. 

No. 86 Marginal st. Owned by M. Ballum; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by P. Raymond, as barber; loss, $40; insurance, $300; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 9th, 2-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Monument st. Owned by J. J. Costello; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Mrs. Gooch et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 10th, 0-49 P.M. Box 812. 

Brighton ave. Owned by Wm. J. Sullivan; loss, $200; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied i)y W. J. Sullivan, as office; loss, $50; insurance, $4,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from stove. 



88 City Document No. 91. 



Thursday, 10th, 1-13 P.M. Box 33. 

No. 24 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by H. A. Bodwell ; loss, $1,675; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by J. A. Searles, as dwelling; loss, $1,475; insur- 
ance, $6,559; originated on 6th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, lHh, 3-57, 4-34 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 120 Fulton st. Owned by G. T. McLauthlin; loss, $4,250; insurance, 
$21,000; occupied by G. T. McLauthlin & Co., as machinists; loss, $6,909; 
insurance, $19,000; originated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 11th, 6-46 P.M. Box 148. 
Congress and A sts. Cause, sparks mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 12th, 4-41 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 61 Berkeley st. Owned by E. E. Malone; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by O. J. Hobbs, as restaurant; insurance, $700; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of naphtha stove. 

Saturday, 12th, 6-18 P.M. Box 415. 

Fitchburg Railroad Yard. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting 
roof of coal-sheds. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-02 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 40 Stillman ST. Owned by Robert Moore; occupied by Thomas 
McElhaney, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 12th, 8-08 P.M. Box 88. 

No. 164 West Newton st. Owned by C. Pitman; loss, $212; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by C. Pitman, as dwelling; loss, $46; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective chimney. , 

Sunday, 13th, 0-29 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 749 Washington st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, trustee; occupied by 
Hyams Brothers, as cigars, etc. ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 13th, 2-53 P.M. Still. 
Ashland st. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Monday, 14th, 3 A.M. Still. 

No. 17 Clancey court. Owned by John Clancey ; occupied by Mrs. Foley 
etals., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kero- 
sene lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 154 Dover st. Owned by J. Black; insurance, $14,000; occupied 
by I. Park et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of gas 
stove. 

Monday, 14th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

Maverick st. Cause, bonfire of old mattresses from Cunard steamer. 

Monday, 14th, 11-45 P. 31. Box 847. 

Faneuil ST. Owned by Duncklee heirs; loss, $2,500; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by Eli Snow, as stable; loss, $280; insurance, $200; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-36 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 68 Green st. Owned by T. C. Smith ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied 
by W. J. Prince, as dwelling; loss, $606; insurance, $5,500; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Appendix. 89 



Tuesday, loth, 0-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 178 Tremont st. Owned by B. E. Hastings; loss, S135 ; insurance, 
$80,000; occupied by Webster Adams et als., as artist, etc. ; loss, .$414; in- 
surance, $37,500; occupied by I. Morawski, as artist, etc. ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $13,600; originated on 5th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 1 5th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 16fi Bdnker Hill st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 42 AND 52 Chardon st. Cause, sparks from chimney igniting 
bagging on roof. 

Wednesday, 16th, 4-45 P. 31. Still. 
Athens st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting railroad fence. 

Thursday, 17th, 0-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 739 East Broadway. Owned by Howard Clapp; loss, .$4; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by A. Tuttle, as periodicals; loss, $12; insurance, 
I ; originated on first floor ; cause, sparks from chimnej'^. 



Thursday, 17th, 11-07 A.M. Still. 

No. 16 West Cedar st. Owned by E. Everett; occupied by J. O. Snow, 
as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 17th, 0-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 76 Edtaw ST. Owned by N. P. Eyder ; loss. ,$25 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by N. P. Ryder, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 114 Porter st. Owned by Margaret Finch; loss, $11; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Margaret Finch, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 3-32 P.M. Box 825. 

No. 254 Washington st. Owned by M. Finnegan; loss, $1,000; insur- 
ance, $1,200; 256 and 258 owned by Frank Hill; loss, $50; insurance, $500; 
occupied by M. Finnegan et als. , as dwelling ; loss, $30, $554 ; insurance, $500, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor, No. 254; extended to No. 256 and No. 258; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 7-23 P.M. Box 815. 

No. 366 Cambridge st. Owned by C. and F. Davis ; loss, $278 ; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by J. H. McLoud et als., as carpenter; loss, $247; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 1-08 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 5 Union st. Owned by John A. Pray; loss, $132; insurance, $31,250; 
occupied by W. H. Hervey & Co., as furniture, etc. ; loss, $800; insurance, 
$50,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of cigar. 

Friday, 18th, 2-44 P.M. Box 618. 

No. 92 Marginal st. Owned by Martha B. Lamson ; loss, $27; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by H. O'Hara, as dwelling; originated in wood-sheds; 
cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 18th, 4-21 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 297 Medford st. Owned by G. W. Williams; loss, $100; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. W. Williams, as coal-shed; originated on the roof; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 



90 City Document No. 91. 



Friday, 18th, 5-09 P.M. Box 618. 

No. 92 Marginal st. Owned by Martha B. Lamson ; occupied by Mrs. 
Hugh O'Hara, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 18th, 7-19 P.M. Box 535. 
Poplar st. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Saturday, 19th, 2-48 P.M. Box 16. 

Hancock House, Corn court. Owned by John Duggin heirs ; loss, $35 ; 
insurance, ^3,000; occupied by J. H. Whicher, as hotel; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 6-22 P.M. Still. 

No. 2111 Washington st. Owned by F. W. G. May; occupied by J. P. 
and W. H. Emond, as carriages ; loss, $289 ; insurance, $25,000 ; originated 
in basement ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 7-11 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 589 East Seventh st. Owned by Thomas Connors; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by R. Kelley, as stable; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 20th, 3-05 P.M. Box 245. 

No. 1388 Tremont st. Owned by Samuel Little; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Frank Tucker, as apothecary; loss, $55; insurance, $3,500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of cigar. 

Sunday, 20th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 117 Main st. Owned by T. T. Sawyer; occupied by D. J. Hart, as 
provisions; originated on awning ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 20th, 9-09 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 38 Merrimac st. Owned by Thorndike heirs; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by F. Barreau, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, explosion of lamp. 

Monday, 21st, 1-17 A.M. Box 42. 

Beacon and Park sts. Owned by L. M. Raymond; loss, $489; insur- 
ance, $25,000; oocupied by Hagop Bogigian & Co., as importers of rugs; 
loss, $5,532; insurance, $10,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 9-52 A.M. Still. 

West Fourth and Fodndrt sts. Cause, hot ashes igniting rubbish in 
freight car. 

Monday, 21st, 4-10 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 1 Belknap pl. Owned by B. M. L. Tower; loss, $8; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on the roof; 
cause, plumber's pot igniting roof. 

Monday, 21st, 6-58 P M. Still. 

No. 42 Charles st. Owned by H. T. Spooner; loss, $23; insurance, 
$7,850 ; occupied by Chas. Pierce, as hardware ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 21st, 10-48 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 10 Davis st. Owned by G. J. Howe; loss, $185; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Margaret Bnrrell, as dwelling; loss, $108; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



Appendix. 91 



Tuesday, 22d, 4-30 A. M. Box 77. 

No. 591 Albany st. Owned by Rowe ; loss,S550; insurance, .$3,500; oc- 
cupied by R. H. Walsh, as wlieelwright; loss, $706; insurance, $1,300; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 22d, 8-10 A.M. Box 139. 

No. 312 Bolton ST. Owned by John Reardon ; insurance, $1,200; occu- 
pied by C. Jones, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-55 P.M. Box 268. 

No. 74 Blue Hill ave. Owned by John Barry; loss, $85; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by John Barry, as dwelling; loss, $40 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 23d, 11-25 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 7 Staniford pl. Owned by R. D. Elliott; occupied by J. D. 
Glazier, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in basement; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 9-48 A.M. Still. 

No. 340 Meridian st. Owned by D. H. Blaney, trustee; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by F. Barlow, as cotton mills; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 24th, 1-14 P. 3f. Box 854. 
WiNSHip PL. Cause, bonfire of rubbish on vacant land. 

Thursday, 24th, 2-55 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 38 Camden st. Owned by James Keevan; occupied by C. Walsh, as 
dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 24th, 2-59 P.M. Box 33. 

No. 43 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by G. H. Smith; loss, $24; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by G. H. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $90; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 24th, 4-11 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 162 Columbus ave. Owned by Carter, Dinsmore, & Co. ; loss, $300; 
insurance, $58,000; occupied by Carter, Dinsmore, & Co., as inks, etc.; 
loss, $164; insurance, $55,500; occupied by E. H. C. Joy. as billiards; loss, 
$10; insurance, $1,700; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 4-15 P.M. Box 454. 
Tufts wharf. Cause, bonfire on the wharf. 

Thursday, 24th, 6-03 P.M. Box 617. 
Marginal st. 

Remarks. — Fire in car-load of jute on B. &, A. R.R. tracks; cause un- 
known. 

Thursday, 24th, 10-04 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 46 Lowell st. Owned by Mrs. E. Maguire ; occupied by M. Hoffen- 
berg, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 10-34 P.M. Box 122. 

No. 48 Newman st. Owned by Michael Ford; loss, $402; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Micliael Ford, as dwelUng; loss, $2,550; insurance, 
$3,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 



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Thursday, 24th, 11-59 P.M. Box 525. 

No. 57 Orchard st. Owned by C. Harrington; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,500; unoccupied stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendi- 
ary. 

Friday, 25th, 9-08 P.M. Box 14. 

Battery wharf. 

Remarks. — Towboat " Eben Hodge," owned by E. Hodge et als.; cause, 
overheated boiler ; loss, $825 ; insurance, $3,600. 

Friday, 25ih, 10-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 81 Alger st. Owned by Lincoln & Dodge; occupied by Lincoln & 
Dodge, as iron foundry; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
flask of metal. 

Saturday, 2eth, 6-53 P.M. Box 94. 

No. 25 Yarmouth st. Owned by M. F. Reber; loss, $55; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. F. Reber, as dwelling; loss, $166; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 27th, 9-06 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 11 Lehigh st. Cause, slacking of lime ; owned by Arthur Young & 
Co.; loss, $75; insurance, $8,000. 

Sunday, 27th, 5-51 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 14 Emmet st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 28th, 9-43 A.M. Box 631. 

No. 26 Sumner st. Owned by Benjamin WooUey; loss, $304; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Ellen Crowley, as dwelling; loss, $130; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 



Appendix. 93 



Fire- Alarm Telegraph. 

The force employed is as follows : — 

Superintendent. 
Brown S. Flaaders. 

Assistant Superintendent. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Uzziel Putnam, 

James L. Crowley. 

Assistant Operator. 
James L. Gethins. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Repairers. 

G. J. H. Gutermuth, Jonathan M. Morris, 

John Flavell, Joseph W. Bird, 

Issachar Wells, Granville S. Mendell, 

Wm. H. Barker, H. W. Cherrington, 

Charles Penny, David Isaacs. 

Battery-man. 
Richard Donahue. 

A constant watch is kept at the headquarters. City Hall, 
by the operators. Each operator has assigned to him certain 
hours of duty, during which time he is responsible for the 
correct use of the apparatus in giving alarms, and all testing 
of the circuits and other details pertaining to the service. 
An automatic arrangement is connected with the receiving 
apparatus, by the use of 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, with the consent 
of the Superintendent. 



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City Document No. 91. 



Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for 
any mistakes that may occur in the office during his hours 
of duty. 

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 503 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : — 



Boston . 
South Boston . 
East Boston . 
Eoxbury 
Dorchester 
Charlestown . 
West Roxbury 
Brighton 
Chelsea . 



The following boxes are private property : 38 
115, 149, 152, 159, 227, 228, 244, 271, 279, 281, 
371, 442, 443, 511, 533, 617, 623, 624, 626, 629, 
714, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 722, 723, 724, 725, 
728, 729, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 736, 737, 738, 
743, 744, 745, 746, 779, 796, 797, 799, 816, 838, 

Special boxes : 168, 169, 171, 172, 173, 174, 
177, 178, 179, 181, 182, 277, 291, 292, 293, 294, 
297, 332, 389, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 
471, 472, 473, 474, 477, 479, 571, 572, 573, 574, 
682, 683, 684, 685, 686, 687, 688, 691, 692, 747, 
751, 752, 753, 754, 755, 756, 757, 757 duplicate, 
761, 762, 763, 764, 765, 766, 767, 768, 769, 771, 
775, 779, 781, 782, 783, 784, 785, 786, 787, 788, 
874. 





160 




51 




44 




71 




66 




40 




42 




28 




1 




503 


du 


plicate. 


283, 322, 


698, 711, 


726, 727, 


741, 742, 


842. 


175, 176, 


29 


5, 296, 


398, 441, 


575, 681, 


748, 749, 


75 


8, 759, 


772, 774, 


872, 873, 



Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $100,000. Working lines of wire, about 450 miles ; 
Signal boxes in use, 503 ; Striking machines, 37 ; Gongs, 
110; Box gongs, 53; Tappers, 20; Vibrators, 4; Local 
registers in department houses, 15 ; 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, 
68 ; 2 switch-boards ; galvanometers, 37 ; 2 portable rheo- 



Appendix. 95 

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 ; 1,435 battery-cups in use at Central Office ; 
50 cups dry battery, in house of Engine No. 15 ; 50 ditto in 
house of Engine No. 10 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine No. 14 ; 
50 ditto in house of Engine No. 23 ; 60 ditto in house of 
Engine No. 25 : 80 ditto in house of Eno^jne No. 9 ; 60 
spare battery-cups ; 440 spare porous cups ; 239 spare 
battery-cups at shop; 1,650 lbs. sulphate of copper; 490 
lbs. zinc ; 45 battery coppers ; brackets, wire, insulators, 
etc., office furniture, bedsteads, bedding, and sundry other 
articles. 

Alarm-Bells. 

The Fire- Alarm Telegraph is connected with the following 
bells : — 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Boston, steel, 
2,995 lbs., owned by city. 

Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 
by city. 

Chapman School-house, Eutaw street. East Boston, steel, 
3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 

Chemical Engine House, No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 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. 



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Engine House No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 28, West Eoxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

Engine House No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine House No. 30, West Eoxbury, 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., owned by city. 

Walpole street, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Warren School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 lbs., 

owned by city. 
Winthrop School-house, Charlestown, composition, 3,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

In addition to the foregoing, a machine is used for blowing 
the Abattoir whistle in Bris^hton. 



Appendix. 97 

Bells owued by the city, which have been disconnected 
from service, are located as follows : — 

Apparatus Repair Shop, composition, 400 lbs., formerly 

used on house of Chemical Engine No. 4, Roslindale. 
Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs. 
Hancock School-house, Parmenter street, composition, 

4,090 lbs. 
Phillips School-house, cor. Pinckney and Anderson streets, 

composition, 900 lbs. 
Quincy School-house, Tjder street, composition, 2,941 lbs. 
Trinity Church, Trenton street. East Boston, composition, 

1,760 lbs., formerly used on Castle-street Church. 
Yan Nostrand's Brewery, Charlestown, composition, 818 

lbs., formerly used on Boylston School-house. 
Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs. 



Public Clocks. 

The following public clocks, 38 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department. 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Castle-street Church. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows' Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

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. 



98 . City Document No. 91. 

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. 
Trinity Church, Trenton street, 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). 

Charlestown. 

Bunker Hill Church. 

City Hall, owned by city. 

Harvard Hill Church. 

High School-house, owned by city. 

Unitarian Church. 



West Roxhury, 



Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 



Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



Appendix. 99 



EXPENDITUEES BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT 
AND FIRE-ALARM TELEGRAPH, FROM MAY 1, 
1889, TO APRIL 30, 1890. 

Fire Department. 

Payments for this department, including inside repairs on 

houses. 

Salaries to April 24, 1890, inclusive : — 

Commissioners — 
Robert G. Fitch .... $3,490 24 
John R. Murphy . . . 3,490 24 

Richard F. Tobin . . . 3,490 24 

Frederick W. Smith, Jr., Clerk . 2,556 83 
L. P. Webber, Chief Engineer . 3,490 24 
District Chiefs and Inspectors . 22,136 40 
Call Engineers, enginemen, assist- 
ant enginemen, and drivers, and 
officers and members of the 
various engine, hook-and-ladder, 
and hose companies . . . 542,780 31 

Clerks in office .... 4,486 5Q 
Pensioners . . . . . 8,175 02 

$594,096 08 



Horses : — 






Feed for : — 






Hosmer, Crampton, & 






Hammond 


$8,071 


93 


D. W. Ranlet . 


2,552 


66 


Cressey & Noyes 


2,530 


75 


Scott & Bridge 


2,235 


80 


CroclvettBros. & San- 






born 


1,162 


03 


A. P. Aldrich&Sons, 


244 


12 


Lyman L, Kimball 






&Co . 


177 


19 


Stephen M. Grant . 


129 


78 


Sundry parties . 


61 


11 


Shoeing : — 






William M. Allen 


$59 


81 


Back Bay Forge 


252 


89 


Bailey & White 


159 


19 



.7,165 37 



Carried forward, $471 89 $17,165 37 $594,096 08 



100 



City Document No. 91. 



BrougJit forivard, $471 

W. W. Blackett . 641 

Robert Clark & Co. . 194 

William H. Coliton . 103 

Charles G. Corliss . 189 

M. W. Costello . 118 

John E. Curry . 143 

A. W. Davis . 121 

E. Doherty . . 362 

Alex. L. Goode . 246 

P. Healy & Co. . 62 

James A. Hersey . 75 

John J. Kane . . 78 

John Kennedy & Co. 57 

William Killion . 100 

Mrs. D. A. McClo&key, 280 

James F. Mcintosh . 114 

John McNeill . . 721 

McVay & Cro^^/ley . 184 

M. M. Morris . . 82 

O'Neil & Murphy . 112 

William R. Priest . 206 

John Roche . . 332 

T. Rodd . . . 102 

Daniel D. Scott . 121 

John Thomas . . 117 

Very & Co. . . 286 

Reuben Weeks . 158 

Charles White . 122 

James Wilson . . 101 

William Woods . 179 

Sundry parties . 371 



Purchase and exch 


ange of : — 


_ 


W. F. Bowler . 


. $2,415 


00 


A. W. Davis . 


885 


00 


A. Guild 


700 


00 


James McGovern 


250 


00 


Harnesses & repaii 


's : — 




Ordway, Kimbalt, c^ 


i 




Loring . 


. 11,283 


43 


Fire Dept. Repair 


- 




Shop . 


149 


94 


Charles W. Badger 


119 


12 



89 $17,165 37 $594,096 08 

45 

78 

00 

50 

75 

12 

65 

59 

90 

12 

75 

50 

00 

45 

25 

74 

m 

00 
93 
25 
33 
10 
50 
98 
91 
30 
25 
96 
71 
38 
89 

6,564 m 



4,250 OO 



Carried forward, $1,552 49 $27,979 96 $594,096 08 



Appendix. 101 


Brought forward, $1,552 49 $27,979 96 $594,096 08 


P. F. Murphy & Co. 98 


00 


Clarence S. Burr . 98 


00 


Dyer, Rice, & Co. . 78 


75 


Maurice Reardon . 54 


OC 


) 


Sundry parties . 47 


11 


) 

- 1,928 99 






Medical attendance and medicine 


272 60 






SO 181 'S^ 






Repairs of apparatus, including 


stock sent to repair-shop : - 


— 




Mechanics .... 




.$18,348 73 


Silsby Manufg. Co. . 




. 2,582 95 


James Russell & Sons . 




. 1,750 97 


Joseph F. Paul & Co. . 




1,287 45 


John M. Brooks . 




787 58 


American Tube Works 




759 06 


Charles Richardson & Co. 




531 11 


Archibald Wheel Co. . 




450 00 


Dodge, Haley, & Co. . 




388 06 


J. H. McCafferty & Co. 




373 52 


Walworth Manufg. Co. 




359 90 


Curry & Hanmer 




340 06 


Cunningham, Banks, & Co. . 




332 76 


New Haven Wheel Co. 




288 00 


Tremont Foundry and Machine Co 


276 36 


Fuller, Dana, & Fitz . 




261 22 


Atlantic Works . 




253 38 


Cape Ann Anchor Works 




201 36 


A. W. Chesterton & Co. . 




188 74 


William Brown . 




187 48 


Scrannage Bros. & Cook 




182 53 


P. F. McDonald . 




149 57 


H. W. Coltman & Co. 




141 79 


S. D. Hicks & Son . 




117 19 


A. J. Wilkinson & Co. 




112 26 


A. M. Stetson & Co. . 




100 46 


Nassau & Kuhn, proprietors 




98 50 


Howe & French . 




97 50 


Abbot-Downing Co. . 




92 72 


Brown, McClure, & Co. 




92 42 


Asbestos Packing Co. . 




^^ 00 


Joseph L. Drew & Son 




84 00 


John Babcock & Co. 




80 00 


John L. Crafts . 




65 30 


Carried forward y 


$31,448 93 $624,277 63 



102 



City Document No. 91. 



Brought forimrd, $31,448 93 

Wm. H'. Gallison ... 62 35 

Charles E. Brigham . . . 56 13 

E. B. Badger & Son . . . 49 31 

Manchester Locomotive Works . 48 00 

Frye, Phipps, & Co. . . . 47 90 

Woodburn Sarven-Wheel Co. . 45 60 

Sundry parties . ... . 659 68 



$624,277 63 



$32,417 90 



Less amount transferred to other 
items ..... 

New apparatus : — 

Boat — 

"John M. Brooks," 

balance . . $13,560 01 

Manton Steam Steerer 
and WindlassWorks , 
steerer, etc. . . 1,048 00 

William Cowles, plans, 
services, and ex- 
penses . . . 646 32 

J. J. Kunstader, roy- 
alty on patent screw 
steering and propel- 
linsr o;ear . . 300 00 

Copper-work . . 154 83 

Fenders . . . 51 24 

Speaking-tubes, bells. 

etc. ... 29 31 

Silsby M'f'g Co., two engines 
Bangor Extension Ladder Co., two 

ladders ..... 
Christ Gr. Loos, eighteen Pompier 

ladders ..... 
Cornelius Callahan & 

Co., two extension 

ladders. . . $310 50 

Life net . . . 175 00 



5,752 04 



;15,789 71 
6,270 00 

630 00 

586 00 



26,665 ^Q 



J. Hinman, twelve extinguishers . 
Charles Waugh & Co., buggy 

Carried forward. 



485 


50 


324 


00 


90 


00 



24,175 21 $650,943 49 



Appendix. 






LOS 


Brought forward^ 


■ 124,175 21 


$650,943 


49 


La France Fire Engine Co., four 








door- openers . 


80 


00 


24,255 


21 








Fuel for houses . 


. $11,354 25 






Fuel for engines . 


. 3,659 


14 


15,013 


39 








Hose and repairs : — 










C. Callahan Company . 


. $4,510 


68 






Boston Belting Co. 


. 3,074 


28 






American Fire Hose M'fg Co. 


. 1,318 


00 






Eepair-shop 


. 1,287 


35 






Boston Woven Hose Co. 


435 


00 






Andrew J. Morse & Son 


166 


50 






Samuel Eastman & Co. 


75 


00 






Sundry parties 


79 


50 


10,946 


31 








Gas 




. 


7,851 


86 


Furniture and bedding : — 










A. L. Haskell & Son . 


. $1,082 


76 






Thos. O'Callaghan & Co. . 


524 


29 






Boston Furniture Co. . 


394 


72 






Beal, Higgins, & Henderson . 


283 


78 






Ezra Hawkes 


276 


31 






Eepair-shop 


247 


92 






Dover Stamping Co. . 


195 


15 






T. D. Whitney& Co. . 


156 


46 






C. H. McKenney & Co. 


155 


21 






J. W. Wildes & Co. . . 


136 


94 






E. H. White & Co. . 


129 


00 






Sundry parties 


476 


24 







Washing 

Eepairs of houses : — 
Eepair-shop, labor and materials 
Joseph F. Paul & Co. 
Dalton & IngersoU 
Proctor & Drummey 
Curry & Hanmer 
A. M. Stetson & Co. 
Henry T. Bowers 
Washington Jacobs 
M. F. Farrell . 

Carr ied forward, 



$4,058 78 
3,542 75 



7,601 53 



^3,686 


73 








914 


28 








373 


79 








192 


50 








192 


15 








101 


94 








67 


50 








61 


03 








55 


64 








15,645 


56 


$716 


,611 


79 



104 



City Document No. 91. 



Brought forward. 


$5,645 56 $716,611 79 


Ottway Brown 


54 00 


Page, Harding, & Co. . 


50 00 


A. C. Hardy & Co. . 


49 53 


Nassau & Kuhn, proprietors . 


47 50 


John S. Jacobs & Son . 


45 00 


M. J. Slattery . 


45 00 


Sundry parties 


462 57 

fi .^QQ 1 fi 



Oils and iiuids, for engines and lanterns, 
tools, machinery, and supplies : — 

Eepair-shop . . . . $715 54 

A. W. Chesterton & Co. . . 442 20 

Allen, Bradley, & Co. . . . 296 53 

Boston Musical Instrument Co. . 288 00 

A. J. Wilkinson & Co. . . 258 83 

Sewall & Day Cordage Co. . . 233 89 

Chas. W. Badger . . . 186 72 

Kand & Byam . . . . 181 12 

J. E. Lappen & Co. . . . 166 75 

A. Worcester cfe Sons . . . 151 43 

Thomas Earl . . . . 141 00 

Phoenix Glass Works . . . 119 25 

Wm. F. Low . . . . 116 94 

Boston Belting Co. . . . 112 37 

A. A. Sawyer .... 84 78 

Lappen Bros. . . . . 80 60 

H. K. Porter .... 76 95 

American Fire Hose M'f'ff Co. . 62 25 

S. P. Blackburn & Co. "^ . . 50 90 

Sundry parties .... 704 20 



4,470 25 



Kaising Fire Boat " Wm. M 
Boston Tow Boat Co. 

Water-rates 

Hats, badges, and buttons 

William H. Wilson 

Charles West 

Scoville M'f g Co. 

Clarence S. Burr 

A. W. Mitchell M'fg Co. 

Sundry parties . 



Flanders," sunk, 



$432 00 

249 30 

125 68 

106 70 

74 85 

73 89 



2,625 23 
1,560 00 



1,062 42 



Carried forward , 



$732,728 85 



Appendix. 



105 



Brougli t forward. 
Refreshments for men at fires 
Telephone, rentals and repairs 
Printing 
Eents 

Stationery . 
Ice .... 
Use of tow-boats 
Watering streets 
Chemicals . 
Freights 
Electric lighting 
Expense of detailed men 

Expenses on trial trip of new boat : — 
Refreshments, J. Dooling 



M. Engelhardt & Co. 



Damages 



Repairs of hydrants 
Rations for fire-boat 
Draping houses . 
Advertising 

Memorials to firemen killed in service 
Travelling expenses of Commission 
Hydrants and reservoirs : for use of water at 
fires ...... 



$168 
51 



05 



$732,728 85 
1,194 60 
1,050 82 
985 57 
810 00 
821 37 
591 62 
495 00 
462 25 
448 17 
270 15 
227 20 
214 30 



219 88 

144 16 

123 08 

105 00 

90 00 

71 87 

50 00 

785 65 

77,985 00 

$819,874 54 



Fiee-Alaem Telegeaph. 

Payments for carrying on the Telegraph System of Fire- 
Alarms and care of Bells and Clocks. 

Salaries to April 24, 1890, inclu- 
sive : Brown S. Flanders, Super- 
intendent 

Operators and repairers 

Wire: — 
Washburn & Moen M'f'g Co. 
Eastern Electric Cable Co. . 
American Electrical Works . 
Pearce & Jones . 



$3,191 24 
21,784 26 


$24,975 50 
3,369 46 


$1,599 81 
986 02 
537 63 
246 00 





Carried forward, 



,344 96 



106 



City Document No. 91. 



Brought forward. 

Repairs and alterations : — 
Fire Department repair-shop 
George McQaesten & Co. 
Proctor & Drummey . 
George Martin . . 

Sundry parties . 



$28,344 96 



$721 18 
546 41 
521 06 

77 00 
72 54 



Instruments and repairs : — 




Edwin Rogers & W. E. Decrow . $1,306 39 


Electric Gas Lighting Co. . 


. 187 74 


Sundry parties . 


13 60 


Tools, hardware, and general 


supplies : — 


Bolles, Kimball, & Wilde . 


. $290 16 


American Electrical Works . 


147 99 


New England Pottery Co. . 


136 34 


Pearce & Jones . 


118 00 


Electric Gas Lighting Co. . 


45 25 


Sundry parties . 


312 97 



Car-fares and travelling expenses 

Harvard University, for furnishing correct 

time ...... 

Chemicals ...... 

Printing . . . . . 

Electric light for clock, East Boston 
Damages ...... 

Repairs of clocks .... 

Shoeing horses . . . . . 

Stationery ...... 

Care of clock and use of bells in West Rox- 

bury and Brighton Districts 

Fuel 

Freights ...... 

Care of alarm at Abattoir 
W^ashing and small items . . 

Refreshments for men at fires 



1,938 19 



1,507 73 



1,050 71 
570 54 

400 00 
283 25 
238 26 
227 20 
129 62 
123 00 
122 46 
28 35 

25 00 

23 40 

19 80 

8 33 

7 60 
5 60 

$35,054 00 



Clock, East Boston. 

Payments on account of placing a cloch in the tower of the 
Trinity Baptist Church, East Boston. 

Clock, George M. Stevens .... $750 00 



Appendix. 107 

Fire Department Equipment. 

Two fire-engines, Clapp & Jones M'f'g Co. . $6,270 00 

Recapitulation. 

Fire Department . . . . . $819,874 54 

Of this amount §4 drawn for ^ hut not paid. 

Fire-Alarm Telegraph ..... 35,054 00 

Clock, East Boston ..... 750 00 

Fire Department Equipment . . . 6,270 00 



)1,948 54 
Income $3,056 47 




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