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NINETEENTH ANNUAL REPORT 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



CITY OF BOSTON, 



DECEMBER 31, 1890, TO JANUARY 31, 1892. 




BOSTON: 

ROCKWELL & CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

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Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

74 Tremont Street, Boston, Feb. 1, 1892. 

Hon. Nathan Matthews, Jr., 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir : The Fire Commissioners respectfully submit the 
nineteenth annual report of this department since its reor- 
ganization, including, in this instance, a statement of its 
operations for thirteen months, ending January 31, and 
showing its condition upon that date, with certain recom- 
mendations looking to its steady improvement in the future. 



Alarms and Losses. 

During the thirteen months ending January 31, 1892, 
there were 1,230 bell and still alarms, besides 24 second and 
7 third alarms. This is a considerable increase over 
any previous period of equal duration. Of these alarms, 
162 were needless and 12 were false. The lire loss amounts 
to about a million and a half dollars, a large amount con- 
sidered by itself, but not excessive when the character of 
the fires and the value of the property at stake are considered. 



Growth of the Department. 

The strength of the department has been increased during 
the year as far as the resources at its disposal would permit- 
Since the last report was issued a double engine-company 
has been put in commission on Congress street, and has 
added materially to the protection of a section where prop- 
erty of great extent and value is at stake. A new house in 
East Boston for the accommodation of an engine company and 
a ladder company has been completed and occupied. The 
house of Hose 6 has been altered for the reception of Chemi- 
cal Engine 7, bringing that important piece of apparatus 
nearer the centre of the district, and thus more promptly 
available for the great majority of fires occurring there than 
it was before. Thus East Boston is stronger by the addi- 
tion of a permanent engine-company and a better disposition 
of her forces. A new aerial ladder-truck and company have 
been located in the house built for this purpose on Harrison 
avenue, near Harvard street. A new engine-house has been 



ii City Document No 13. 

completed and accepted at Allston, and a company will be or- 
ganized and equipped for service at that point in a few weeks. 
Another engine-house is practically ready at Egleston 
square, though not yet accepted. At Washington Village, 
a house to accomodate a steam fire-engine and eventually a 
ladder truck is in process of construction and will probably 
be finished in the early summer. After encountering many 
discouragements the Commissioners have at last succeeded 
in finding and purchasing a site for a ladder house on 
Washington street opposite the Consumptives' Home at 
Grove Hall. The location seems in all respects satisfactory, 
and building will commence as soon as the money is appro- 
priated. The same is true of the chemical engine-house site 
at Ashmont. Requests have been made for the location of 
more apparatus in various portions of Dorchester, Roxbury, 
and West Roxbury, and several of them are grounded in 
reason ; but there ought to be some immediate prospect of 
building upon what we have before recommending the pur- 
chase of more land to lie idle. 

The Commissioners are happy to announce that with 
respect to the long-delayed department headquarters, they 
have reached a stage of comparative definiteness. A site 
has been secured on Bristol street, adjoining the yard of the 
department repair-shop. The City Architect and the Com- 
missioners have had frequent and careful consultations, and 
the former has produced a set of plans which promise to 
satisfactorily meet the requirements which have so often 
been given publicity by this Board. While the site selected 
is neither the first nor second choice of the Commissioners, 
it is the best, all things considered, that they were able to 
obtain ; and when the building is completed and equipped 
with a new and improved fire-alarm system, it will be found 
a highly valuable addition to the department. 

One of the most pressing needs of the service is a com- 
modious, light, warm, and well-ventilated stable where can 
be kept and cared for, spare horses, or horses that need 
rest on account of overwork, or treatment because of injuries, 
lameness, etc. The money for the building has already 
been arranged for, and it was proposed to erect it upon land 
owned by the city on Boston street, adjoining Engine-house 
21, but public sentiment was so opposed to that location 
that it had to be abandoned. A recommendation is now 
before the City Council that the site of the old bath-house 
on Cabot street be used for this purpose. It is desirable 
that the matter should soon be settled, as at present the 
department has to hire quarters for this branch of its 
business. 



Fire Department. hi 

One of the leading features in the general scheme for 
increasing the strength of the department which was adopted 
a couple of years ago was the establishment of a double- 
engine company at the North End, as near as possible to 
the centre of the circle made by the various pieces of appa- 
ratus now located in the business section of the city proper. 
The Commissioners have searched diligently to find a proper 
site for such a house, but thus far their efforts have been bar- 
ren of results. This fact they greatly regret, for all the time 
the need of this increased protection is growing more im- 
perative. 

New Apparatus. 

The interests of the department demand that a certain 
amount of new apparatus should be purchased each year, 
not merely to equip new companies, but to meet the wear 
and tear that is as much a factor here as in any other kind of 
business where machinery is extensively employed. During 
the past year five new Clapp & Jones steam-engines of third 
size have been bought, each with a capacity of over 600 gallons 
per minute. Several of these have been located in Dorches- 
ter and West Roxbury, replacing the old and much-worn 
apparatus there with as good machinery as any part of this 
or any other city can show. Another piece of apparatus 
which gives hopeful promise of being an important adjunct 
to the system is a combination chemical-engine and hose- 
wagon, recently received from the manufacturer, Mr. Charles 
T. Holloway, of Baltimore, and located at Roslindale. 
Another has been ordered and is in process of construction. 
This combination seems to promise most excellent results in 
the dwelling-house portions of the city where the water 
pressure is sufficient to give a fair hydrant-stream. The 
Commissioners have now equipped three engines and five 
ladder-trucks with three-horse hitches, and during the year 
they hope to still further extend the use of these valuable 
devices. 

Water Supply. 

While for the most part Boston is provided with a water 
service ample for almost any possible demand upon it, in 
some sections building has been so extensive and sporadic 
as to make the provision to meet it insufficient. The Fire 
Commissioners and the Water Commissioners have had 
frequent and friendly conferences concerning this matter, 
and the latter have shown a disposition to cordially co- 



iy City Document No. 13. 

operate with this board and carry out to the extent of their 
power the improvements which the experiences of this depart- 
ment show to be necessary. We are indebted to the 
Water Board for valuable sets of plans and maps, showing 
where the strength or weakness of the service lies, and how 
much apparatus can be effectively worked at a given point. 
Not only is the work of laying more and larger mains to be 
pushed as fast as possible, but steps have also been taken 
toward the introduction of a new and improved hydrant- 
service, and when the contemplated work is completed, 
Boston will be as well equipped in this respect as almost any 
city in the land. 

Inspection of Wires. 

Within the year the city ordinances have been so changed 
as not only to restore to this department one of its most vital 
features, the fire-alarm telegraph, but also to place under its 
charge the whole duty and responsibility of the inspection of 
wires. A report of this branch of the service is given else- 
where. While the work of this bureau is unquestionably a 
benefit to the city, the value of the service might be greatly 
increased if it was invested with more authority ; and to this 
end additional legislation is recommended. Immediate 
improvements in the fire-alarm system are in progress or in 
contemplation, and when the new plant on Bristol street 
shall be established, it will be the aim of the Commis- 
sioners to see that it is as complete in all valuable devices for 
quick and effective work as modern invention can make it. 



Personnel of the Department. 

The composition of the force in all its branches includes 
762 men, of whom 156 are call members. In addition there 
are 40 pensioners on the pay-roll of the department, and more 
will be added this year. The new companies to go into 
service will also call for an enlargement of the working-force. 
We are sorry to be again obliged to declare the provincial 
feature of a great city like Boston, by announcing that the 
department is still partly on a call basis ; and the Commis- 
sioners desire to once more go on record, as they have for 
the past five years, in favor of a speedy termination of this 
mixed condition of things. The call men, as a class, are in- 
dividually excellent, but the system is a damage and a 
reproach, a relic of antiquity that is now very much out of 
place. Good work has been done at the drill school in its 



Fire Department. v 

various branches the past year, and special provisions will be 
made at the new headquarters to give this important feature 
increased value. 

Horses. 

There are now in service in the department 273 horses, of 
which number the city owns 218, the others being extras for 
winter use, loaned by various parties for the consideration 
for their proper care and keeping. The condition of 
these animals has been for the most part excellent, the de- 
partment veterinary recently reporting that of this large 
number there was not one unable to perform his duty. Dur- 
ing the year 43 horses were purchased and 5 received from 
the Inspector of Wires, 23 were sold or exchanged, and 2 
died from disease. The number of horses receiving treat- 
ment during the year was 158, resulting in 345 cases, of 
which 13 were horses taken for use during the winter 
months, 95 were received at the hospital stable, and the 
others were attended at the houses where they were assigned. 

Bank and File. 

The year has been marked by a larger number of stubborn 
fires than usual, and has therefore given generous opportunity 
to test the mettle of both officers and men. The Commis- 
sioners have found renewed cause, in the experiences of these 
thirteen months, to feel pride and confidence in the loyalty, 
zeal, and efficiency of the department, and desire to cordially 
thank those who have so faithfully carried out their wishes 
and commands. 

The Police Department. 

The same summons that calls the firemen to frequent and 
protracted effort also brings out the police to sustain an im- 
portant part; and this department acknowledges its indebted- 
ness to them on many warm occasions for prompt and effi- 
cient service. On them largely depends the duty of clearing 
the way for action, and their work along this line has been 
very satisfactory. 

The Protective Ally. 

The protective service has maintained its acknowledged 
excellence, and with the additions that have been made to the 



vi City Document No. 13. 

working' force, and the contemplated enlargement of the de- 
partment by a new station on Appleton street, its good work 
can be largely extended. 

The Fire Marshal. 

The class of crimes with which this official has to deal is 
one very difficult to prove to the satisfaction of the law ; 
but in several important instances the past year these diffi- 
culties have been overcome, thus proving the sagacity and 
diligence of the head of the office, and showing its machin- 
eiy to be in good working order. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners 

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

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

John R. Murphy, for three years from May, 1891. Term 
expires May, 1894. 

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

Salaries, $3,500 each. 

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

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



District Cli 


iefs. 




John F. Esran, Headquarters. 
C. H. W. Pope, 
Lewis P. Abbott, " 


Engine-house 

Ladder 

Engine-house 


9. 

9. 

25 


Win. T. Cheswell, 


a 


4 


John W. Regan, " 


t i 


26 


John A. Mullen, " 


(« 


1 


Patrick E. Keyes, " 
Edwin H. Sawyer, " 
Williston A. Gaylord, " 
J . Foster He wins ' ' 


Hose-house 

H. and L. house 

Engine-house 


3 

7 

4 

18 



Fire Department. 



vii 



Call District Chief. 

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



Clerks. 



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



David L. Adamson, 
Wm. E. Delano. 



D. J. Quinn, Messenger. 



Force and Pay-Roll. 
As established by the Board. 



35 
40 
40 
237 
49 
88 
62 
42 
49 



1 Chief of Department 

1 Assistant Chief and Inspector of 

Hose and Harnesses 
9 District Chiefs . 
1 District Chief, call . 
1 Superintendent of Apparatus Re 

pairs .... 
3 Clerks .... 
1 Clerk .... 
1 Messenger 
1 detailed man as Clerk, Apparatus 

Repair-shop . 
1 Veterinary Surgeon . 

Captains . 

Lieutenants 

Engine-men 

Assistant Engine-men 

Permanent Men 



Permanent Substitutes 
Call Captains . 



i,500 per annum. 



2,400 

2,000 

400 

2,000 

1,500 

800 

900 

750 

1,800 

1,600 

1,400 

1,300 

1,200 

1,200 

1,100 

1,000 

$250 

200 

175 

720 

325 



viii City Document No. 13. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Fire Department. 



IX 



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 o. 
Districts 8 and y, including West Roxburyf 



Assignment or Districts. 

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



District. 










Companies in District. 




Engines. 


Chemical 
Engines. 


Hook 
and 

Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 

2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


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


Dr 


I 




5, *9, 11, 40 

27, 32, 36 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26, 35 

*1, 2, 15, 38, 39 

*3, 22, 23, 33 

13, 14, 29, 34, 37 

12, 17, 21, 24 

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


7 
9 

1 

2 
8 

3,6 

5, 10 

4 


2 

*9 

8,14 

1 

17 

5 

3, 13, 15 

11, 12 

*4, 7 

6, 10, 16 


3 

8 

10,12 
5 

*7 



* Headquarters of District Engineer. 



City Document No. 13. 



Water and Hydrants. 



The total number of hydrants in the city February 1 was 
5,932. In addition to these hydrants there are 238 fire 
reservoirs in different sections of the city that contain from 
300 to 500 hogsheads of water, and can be used in an emer- 
gency. The number of hydrants added during the year is as 
follows : 47 Lowry, 206 Post, 1 Boston, and 82 Boston 
Lowiy. 

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 : 



Fire Department. 



XI 



Engine-Houses. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1 . . . 

2. . . 


Cor. of and Fourth streets. . 


5,698 
4,000 


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


3. . . 


Bristol st. and Harrison ave. . 


4,000 


Ladder No. 3 in this building. 


4. . . 

5. . . 




6,098 
1,647 


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


6 . . . 








7. . . 




1,893 




8. . . 




2,568 




9 . . . 


Paris street, E.B 


4,000 


Reconstructed, 1890-91. 


10 . . . 




1,886 
10,000 




11. 


Saratoga and Byron streets . . 




12. . . 




7,161 




13 ... . 




4,305 
5,627 


Remodelled 1870. 


14. . . 






15. . . 




2,843 




16. . . 


River street, Dorchester Dist. . 


12,736 


Ladder No. 6 in this building. 


17. . . 


Meeting-house Hill, Dorches- 






18. . . 


Harvard street, Dor. Dis. . . . 


10,225 




19. . . 


Norfolk street " ... 


7,683 




20. . . 


Walnut street " ... 


9,000 




21 . . . 


Boston street " ... 


9,355 




22 . . . 




4,463 




23 . . . 




3,445 




24 ... . 


Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 


4,186 




25. . . 




4,175 


Ladder No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 
this building. 


26 . . . 




6,385 


Engine No. 35 in this building. 


27. . . 


Elm street, Charlestown Dist., 


2,600 


28. . . 


Centre street, W. Roxbury 


10,377 


Ladder No. 10 in this building. 


29 . . . 


Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 


14,356 
16,275 


Ladder No. 11 in this building. 


30. . . 


Mt. Vernon street, West Rox- 


32. . . 




8,000 


Built, 1883-84. 


33. . . 


Cor. Boylston and Hereford 


5,646 


Ladder No. 15 in this building. 



XII 



City Document No. 13. 
Engine-Houses. — Concluded. 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No.34. . 

36. . 

37. . 

3S-39 
40. . 



No. 2 

4 

5 
6 



"Western ave., Brighton 
Monument street . . . . 



Cor. Longwood and Brookline 
avenues 



Congress street 

Sumner st., East Boston . . 
Chemical Engine-Houses. 
Church street 



Poplar st., cor. Washington, 
West Roxbury 



Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 

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

Chelsea st., East Boston . . . 

B street 

Main street 

Eustis street 



5,668 
5,400 



4,010 

3,412 

14,729 

3.84S 

6,112 
1,346 
1,804 



Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 3. 
Ladder Co. 2 in this building. 

Ladder Co. 16 in this building. 



See Ladder-house 9. 



Hose-Houses. 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 3. 
5. 

7. 

8. 
10. 
12 . 



Winthrop street . . 
Shawmut avenue . . 
Tremont street . . . 
North Grove street . 
Washington Village 
Fourth street .... 



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



Armory in building. 



Ladder No. 12 and Department 
Hospital in this building. 



Remodelled, 1870. 



Fire Department. 



xiii 



HOOK-AND-L ADDER HOUSES. 



No. 1. 
2. 
3, 
4. 
5, 
6. 
7. 



Friend street 

Sumner street, E.B 

Harrison avenue 

Dudley street 

Fourth street 

River street, Dor 

Meetinghouse Hill 

Fort Hill square 

Main Street, Charlestown . . . 

Centre street, W.R 

Washington, near Dover street. 

Fort Hill square 

Boylston, cor. Hereford street, 

Roslindale 

Harrison avenue 

Bristol street ......... 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



1,676 



3,923 
2,469 



2,430 



1,007 



See Engine-house 11. 
See Engine 3. 



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

See Engine-house 25. 

Eng. 33 in this building. 

See Chemical Engine 4. 

Built in 1892. 

Occupied as a fire-alarm store- 
house. 



Fuel-house, Salem street, 417 feet of land. 
Fuel-house, Main street, Charlestown, 1,592 feet of land. 
Repair-shop, corner of Albany and Bristol streets, 20,547 
feet. 



xiv City Document No. 13. 



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned since 

January 1, 1891, to February 1, 1892, is as follows : 

Purchased. Condemned. 

Leading, Cotton, 9,850 feet. 8,543 feet. 

" ' Rubber, 2,600 " 2,174 " 

Chemical, Rubber 1,000 " 893 " 

Suction, 62 " 77 " 



Total, 13,512 11,687 feet. 

Amount of hose in use and in storehouse February 1, 
1892: 

Cotton, 

Rubber, 

Chemical, 

Suction, 

Hand, 

Total, 



In use. 


In storehouse. 


56,169 feet. 


6,200 feet 


5,109 " 


1,000 " 


4,658 " 


900 " 


958 " 


78 " 


3,050 " 




69,944 feet. 


8,178 feet 



Fire Department. 



xv 



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



Sept. 1, 1829, 

" 1830, 

" 1831, 

" 1832, 

" 1833, 

" 1834, 

" 1836, 

" 1837, 

" 1838, 

" 1839, 

" 1840, 

" 1841, 

" 1842, 

" 1843, 

" 1844, 

" 1845, 

" 1846, 

" 1847, 

" 1848, 

" 1849, 

" 1850, 

" 1851, 

" 1852, 

" 1853, 

" 1854, 

" 1855, 

" 1856, 

" 1857, 

" 1858, 

" 1859, 

" 1860, 

" 1861, 

" 1862, 

" 1863, 

" 1864, 

" 1865, 



to August 31, 1S30 

1831 

1832 

" 1833 

1S34 

" 1S35 

1837 

1838 

1839 

1S40 

1841 

" 1842 

1843 

" 1844 

" 1S45 

1846 

" 1S47 

1S48 

1849 

" 1850 

" 1851 

1852 

1853 

1854 

" 1855 

" 1S56 

" 1857 

1858 

" 1859 

" 1860 

" 1861 

1862 

" 1863 

*' 1864 

" 1865 

1866 



Alarms. 



110 

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



Losses. 



$118,540 
23,620 
68,195 
74,613 
69,405 
107,440 
130,295 
32,11S 
140,004 
77,973 
102,975 
102,118 
128,666 
164,083 
234,591 
226,338 
172,973 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
402,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
6S1,554 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,S80 

361,047 

2S7.832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,92S 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 



Population. 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



192,324 



XVI 



City Document No. 13. 

Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Alarms, 



Insurance. 



Population. 



Sept. 1, 1S66, to Dec. 31, 1866 

Jan. 1, 1S67, " 1867 

" 1S6S, " 1868 

" 1869, " 1869 

" 1S70, " 1S70 

" 1871, " 1871 

" 1872, " 1S72 

" 1S73, " 1S73 

" 1S74, to April 30, 1874 

May 1, 1874, " 1875 

" 1875, " 1876 

" 1876, " 1S77 

" 1877, " 1878 

" 1878, " 1S79 

" 1S79, " 1S80 

" 1880, " 1881 

" 1881, " 1S82 

" 1882, " 1883 

" 1883, " 18S4 

" 1SS4, " 1S85 

" 1885, " 1886 

" 18S6, " 1S87 

" 1887, " 1888 

" 1888, " 1889 

" 1889, " 1890 

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Jan. 1, 1891, Feb. 1, 1892 



64 
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293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 
785 
827 
975 
962 
963 
679 
1,230 



$408,560 
402,115 
401,106 
447,723 
855,571 
704,329 
11,516,549 

2,680,953 
941,483 

1,22S,403 
541,272 
481,354 
516,000 
403,451 

1,260,490 

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

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

1,078,333 

4,746,869 
55e,597 

1,629,413 



$383,700 

340,775 

314,706 

335,975 

7S6.463 

534,991 

1,293,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,4S3 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 

4.602,591 

6,543,006 

4,849,246 

7,299,353 

7,981,807 

8,068,295 

7,082,541 

6,771,654 

10,165,625 

12,146,904 

16,023,952 

9,397,054 

19,247,795 



250,750 



362,000 



449,000 



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

Buildings. 

Slightly damaged 
Considerably damaged 
Totally destroyed . 
Not damaged .... 



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34 

122 

595 
92 
53 

187 



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in the above table. The amount of property destroyed can be set down at $75,01)0.000; the 
area, 65 acres; buildings destroyed, 776, of which 709 were brick and stone, and 67 wood. 



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Table No. 5. 

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City Document No. 13. 



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The Firemen's Relief Fund. 

The trustees of this fund, for the year ending Dec. 31, 
1891, submitted a statement showing the net proceeds of the 
ball given in its aid to be $15,064.30. Of the disburse- 
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invested in a City of Boston bond. 

The amount of money invested April 30, 1891, was 
$104,000. 

Respectfully submitted, 

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

Fire Commissioners. 



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SALT-PUNGS. 



District. 



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Engine-house 9 . . . 
Engine-houses 27, 36 
Engine-house 8 . . . 
Engine-house 8 . . . 
Engine-house 26 . . 
Engine house 1 . . . 
Engine-house 3 . . . 
Engine house 22 . . 
Engine-house 29 . . 
Engine-house 13 . . 
Engine-house 14 . . 
Ladder-house 4 . . . 
Engine-hou^e 17 . . 
Engine-house 12 . . 
Engine-house 28 . . 
Engine-house 18 . . 

At Shop 

Fire Alarm Dept. . 



No. 



Miscellaneous. 



District Chiefs' Pungs, 8. 
Spare Pungs, 1. 
Caravan, 1. 

Wagons (District Chiefs'), 11. 
Wagons, Spare, 4. 



Supply Wagons, 2. 



Retort or Fire Department. 



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211 
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FIRES AND ALARMS 



JANUARY 1st, 1891, TO JANUARY 31st, 1892. 



JANUARY. 



Thursday, 1st, 2-58 A.M. Box 354. 

Norfolk st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting bridge over 
railroad track ; damage, $50. 

Thursday, 1st, 9-42 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 19 Hawley st. Owned by Shimmin and Van Zant ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by A. A. Pocock, as restaurant; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, heating-apparatus igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-18 P M. Box 89. 

St. James ave. Owned by D. W. Ross ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$115,000 ; occupied by W. W. Bosworth et als., as Hotel Ludlow ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $65,000; originated on 6th floor; cause, careless use 
of candle. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-52 P.M. Box 31. 

No. 101 Beacon st. Cause, defect in heating-apparatus ; needless 
alarm. 

Thursday, 1st, 7-59 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 16 Cove pl. Owned by Wm. Sohier, trustee; occupied by 
John Harrigan et als., as dwelling; loss, $12; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 1st, 10-03 P.M. Box 631. 
Lockwood's Railway. Cause, light mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Friday, 2d, 8-00 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 88 and 92 Franklin st. Owned by J. M. Sears ; loss, $3,516 ; 
insurance, $65,000 ; occupied by N. H. Brown, as clocks, bronzes, etc. ; 
loss, $2,287; insurance, $46,500; occupied by D. Appleton & Co., as 
publishers; loss, $200; insurance, $12,000; occupied by H. M. Peyser 
& Co., as kid gloves; loss, $173; insurance $2,500; occupied by R. S. 
Frost & Co., as woollens ; loss, $8,800; insurance, $215,000; occupied 
by Cushing, Bliss, & Co., as upholstery goods; loss, $1,030; insurance, 
$65,000; occupied by R. Burlen, as bookbinder; loss, $15; insurance, 
$14,000; occupied by W. Filene et als., as storage; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed careless use 
of cigar or matches. 

Friday, 2d, 11-38 A.M. Box 364. 

Whitfield st. Owned by M. Jordan; occupied by M. Jordan, as 
tool-house; loss, $15; originated in basement; cause, slacking of linn*. 



12 City Document No. 13. 



Friday, 2d, 4-43 P.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 66 to 72 Summer st. Owned by Wm. F. Weld; occupied by 
Weil, Dreyfus, & Co., as furnishing-goods; loss, $1,100; insurance, 
$190,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, supposed electric wires. 

Friday, 2d, 8-15 P.M. Still. 

Boston & Maine Freight-House. Cause, needless automatic 
alarm. 

Saturday, 3d, 3-17 A.M. Box 79. 

Nos. 292 and 294 Beacon st. Owned by J. L. Stackpole ; insurance, 
$15,000; owned by F. Warren; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. L. 
Stackpole, as wood-sheds ; occupied by F. Warren, as stable ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Saturday, 3d, 11-57 A.M. Still. 

No. 18 Walker st. Owned by Walker heirs ; loss $20 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by O. Pike, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 3d, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Sudbury st. Owned by L. Bowles; loss, $21 ; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Wood Bros., as paints and oils; loss, $23; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, supposed spontaneous 
combustion. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Bowdoin st. Owned by H. Hardy; occupied by G. M. 
Brown, as dwelling ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
ignition of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 5th, 7-06h A.M. Box 355. 

No. 90 Milton ave. Owned by G. W. Rhodes ; loss, $2,441 ; in- 
surance, $4,500; occupied by G. W. Rhodes, as dwelling; loss, $1,500; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Monday, 5th, 7-30 A.M. Box 28. 
No. 2 North Market st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 5th, 6-08 P.M. Box 44. 
No. 33 High st. Cause, light mistaken for tire. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-18 A.M. Box 31S. 

;No. 36 Magnolia st. Owned by A. G. Frost; loss, $1,335; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by C. S. Burke, as dwelling; loss, $1,400; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by W. B. Curtis, as dwelling; loss, $325; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated steam- 
pipes. 

Tuesday, 6th, 10-53 A.M. Still. 

No. 46 Billerica st. Owned by R. Levy ; loss, $27 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by S. Cattzzero, as'dwelling"; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 



Report of Fire Department. 13 



Tuesday, 6th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 47 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by G. H. Smith ; occupied by J. 
McDougall, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
range igniting flooring. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5-35 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 15 Moulton ST. Owned by Barrett heirs ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by M. W. Collins, as plumber; loss, $5; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, breaking gasoline lamp. 

Tuesday, 6th, 11-40 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 32 Hawley st. Owned by Geo. N. March; loss, $3,920; 
insurance, $35,000 ; occupied by King & Merrill, as stationers ; loss, 
$845 ; insurance, $49,000 ; occupied by Holland & Daniels, as window 
shades ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Daniel Pratt's Sons, 
as clocks ; loss, $348 ; insurance, $24,500 ; occupied by Robinson 
Engraving Co., as printers; loss, $4,432; insurance, $15,000; occupied 
by Harry L. Ayer, as chocolates; loss, $90; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by J. A. O. Currier, as printer; loss, $125; insurance, $800; occupied 
by Wallace & Gould, as paper-rulers ; loss, $404 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Conant & Newhall ct als., as printers, etc. ; loss, $1,601; 
insurance, $6,750 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 7th, 4-50 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 14 Emmett st. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 7th, 5-11 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 44 Carver ST. Owned by Miss Fayban ; insurance, $3,500 ; 
occupied by Mrs. McGhee, as House of Mercy; originated in basement; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-05 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 13 Kennard ave. Owned by A. L. Gordon; occupied by J. 
Holland, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-24 P.M. Box 35. 

No. 14 Chapman pl. Owned by P. McAleer ; occupied by G. T. 
Goldthwaite, as paper-hanger ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, hot ashes 
in wooden receptacle. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-40 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 109 Kingston st. Owned by William Minot, trustee ; loss, 
$1,205; insurance, $88,000; occupied by A. B. Crocker & Co., as fell- 
ings; loss, $600; insurance, $89,000; occupied by G. F. White & Co., 
as flannels ; loss, $15; insurance, $1,000; occupied by A. W. Rice & 
Co., as smallwares ; loss, $750; insurance, $45,000; occupied by 
Creed, Kellogg, & Co., as jewelry; loss, $31; insurance, $9,500; 
occupied by C. J. Davis, as silks, etc. ; loss, $310 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by A. G. Cheever & Co., as paper boxes; loss, $2,033; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Holmes & Co., as underwear; loss, 
$144; insurance, $10,000; occupied by J. W. Smith & Co. et als., as 
suspenders, etc. ; loss, $115 ; insurance, $20,000 ; originated on 5th 
floor ; cause unknown. 



14 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 8th, 10-15 A.M. Box 129. 

No. 76 West Seventh st. Owned by John Wirz ; loss, $62; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by P. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of pipe in clothing. 

Thursday, 8th, 5 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 22 Lincoln st. Cause, ignition of naphtha vapor from lighted 
match. 

Thursday, 8th, 6-06 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 271 North st. Owned by D. Bartlett; loss, $28; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by B. Regan, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
4th floor ; cause, smoking in bed. 

Remarks. — Box 9 was given at 6-09 P.M. for this fire and was 
entirely unnecessary. 

Captain Griffin and substitute Goggin, of Hook and Ladder No. 8, and 
Captain Poland, of Engine No. 25, were slightly injured by falling 
ladder. 

Thursday, 8th, 8-07 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 4 Ward st. Owned by S. Hart; loss, $15; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by B. Quinn, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 9th, 3-22 A.M. Box 18. 

Court and Brattle sts. Owned by National Security Bank; loss, 
$318; insurance, $40,000; owned by W. K. Blodgett, trustee; loss, 
$2,835; insurance, $43,000; occupied by Goodwin & Rimbach, as 
Ci'awford House ; loss, $2,552 ; insurance, $30,000 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 9th, 4-27 A M. Box 85. 

Nos. 440 and 446 Tremont st. Owned by L. F. Perry ; loss, $1,159 ; 
insurance, $22,000 ; occupied by International Publishing and Portrait 
Co., as portraits; loss, $100; occupied by H. & M. Cigar Co. as pool- 
room, etc.; loss, $200; occupied by Continental Glass Co. et als., as 
stained glass, etc; insurance, $6,500; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. - 

Friday, 9th, 9-40 A.M. Box 126. 

No. 364 West Broadway. Cause, ignition of naphtha from stove. 

Friday, 9th, 10-40 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 110 D ST. Owned by M. Bogan ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by M. Bogan, as dwelling; insurance, $275; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, clothing too near stove. 

Friday, 9th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 104 Leverett st. Owned by J. H. Sullivan; loss, $40; insm> 
ance, $4,500 ; occupied by F. McCarron, as shoemaker ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Saturday, 10th, 0-01 A.M. Still. 

No. 22 Green st. Owned by Q. A. Share et als.; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by E. Capper, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 



Report of Fire Department. 15 



Saturday, 10th, 3-51h P.M. Box 21. 

No. 34 Hanover st. Owned by J. C. Ropes; loss, $1,986; insur- 
ance, $33,000; occupied by N. Waxraan, as clothing; loss, $27,096; 
insurance, $36,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 5-58h P.M. Box 835. 

Dustin St. Owned by H. B. Goodenough ; loss, $5; unoccupied 
barn ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 12th, 8-09 P.M. Box 347. ■ 

Washington st. Owned by Welles estate ; occupied by James 
King, as storage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 12th, 9-40 P.M. Box 413. 

No. 54 Lynde st. Owned by Boston & Maine Railroad; loss, $10; 
occupied by C. Walterboro, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3 P.M. Still. 

No. 115 Bunker Hill st. Owned by J. E. Hayes; loss, $8; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Frank McGinness, as fruits, etc.; loss, $5; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 13th, 10-35 P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 29 and 31 Haverhill st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $810 ; 
insurance, $16,600; occupied by J. and T. Folan, as furniture; loss, 
$4,958; insurance, $7,500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 14th, 1-53 P.M. Still. 

No. Ill Commercial st. Cause, automatic alarm, occasioned by 
burst in water-pipe. 

Wednesday, 14th, 4-14 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 31 Hawley st. Cause, ignition of naphtha vapor, carelessness. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-22 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 102 Kneeland ST. Owned by Mary Sullivan ; loss, $37 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mary Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 515 Medford ST. Owned by Wemyss Brothers; loss, $15; 
insurance, $2,550; occupied by Wemyss Brothers, as furniture; loss, 
$585 ; insurance, $7,200 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of 
naphtha vapor in finishing-room. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-49 P.M. Box 346. 
Codman st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 

Thursday, 15th, 4-19 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Bulfinch PL. Owned by D. L. Webster ; loss, $189 ; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by C. A. Moffitt, as Hotel Waterston ; insurance, 
$8,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 



16 City Document No. 13. 



Saturday, 17th, 9-59 A.M. Box 263. 

No. 48 Sheridan ave. Owned by J. F. French; occupied by 
M. A. Spear, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 17th, 1-24 P.M. Box 32. 

No. 54 Myrtle ST. Owned by G. W. Ilildreth ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by J. M. Kane et als., as dwelling; loss, $67; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 17th, 3-04 P.M. Box 335. 

No. 519 Ashmont ST. Owned by J. F. Howland ; loss, $300 ; in- 
surance, $125 ; occupied by Patrick Skerry, as stable, etc. ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 17th, 9-44 P.M. Box 637. 

Opposite No. 212 Border st. 

Remarks. — Switch box on N.E. telephone pole ignited from over- 
charged electric wires ; damage, $75. 

Sunday, 18th, 9-44 A.M. Box 91. 
Dundee st. Cause, slacking of lime in street. Needless. 

Sunday, 18th, 10-18 A.M. Box 52. 

No. 49 Kingston st. Owned by J. T. Bailey; loss, $654; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by D. H. Northrop, as commission merchant; 
loss, $357; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Almy & Co., as commission 
merchants; loss, $984; insurance, $750; occupied by G. H. Braman, 
as commission merchant; loss, $30; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 10-08 P.M. Box 257. 

Nos. 363 to 367 Warren st. Owned by J. J. Merrill ; loss, $363 ; 
insurance, $1,800; occupied by A. 1). Mo wry, as druggist; loss, 
$2,470; insurance, $3,500; occupied by Quong Hing, as laundry; loss, 
$15; occupied by N. D. Rich, as fish-market; loss, $25; originated in 
basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Monday, 19th, 7-45 P.M. Box 827. 

Cambridge st. Owned by S. S. Leonard; loss, $75 ; occupied by 
V. Cutler, as carpenter; loss, $107; insurance, $500; occupied by 
T. W. O'Neil, as painter; loss, $292; insurance, $300; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 8-30 P.M. Box 218. 
No. 15 Vernon st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 19th, 11-37 P.M. Box 85. 

Nos. 329 and 331 Tremont st. Owned by S. Squires ; loss, $543 ; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by Mrs. F. D. Hall etals., as dwelling, 
etc.; loss, $280; insurance, $13,000; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-31 A.M. Box 539. 

Canterbury st. Owned by A. Eilestson; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by A. Eilestson, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, mice and matches. 



Report of Fire Department. 17 



Tuesday, 20th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 545 Washington st. Owned by C. F. Adams estate ; occupied 
by R. Hollings & Co., as gas-fixtures: loss, $191 ; insurance, $18,830; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-11 P.M. Box 318. 

Alexander ave. Owned by R. C. Humphrey; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by John F. Scott, as dwelling ; loss, $88 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace- 
pipe. 

Wednesday, 21st, 2-37h A.M. Box 315. 

No. 505 Dudley ST. Owned by William Fry; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Margaret Fahey, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 22d, 1-15 P.M. Box 38. 

No. 24 Central wharf. Owned by C. B. dishing; loss, $8; in- 
surance, $8,000 ; occupied by Pettingill & Everett, as liquors ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated flue. 

Friday, 23d, 10-56 A.M. Still. 

River st. Owned by Mrs. G. H. Bird ; loss, $98 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by Marcus Knight, as wheelwright; loss, $25; originated on 
1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 23d, 0-40 P.M. Still. 

EOWE'S WHARF. 

Remarks. — Kettle of tar on board schooner "Annie M. Deering;" 
owned by Albert P. Babson; loss on schooner and contents, $100; 
insurance, $4,000. 

Friday, 23d, 9-16 P.M. Box 425. 

No. 199 Medford st. Owned by J. G. Abbott; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by J. G. Abbott el als., as lime storage; loss, 
$175; originated on 1st floor; cause, slacking of lime. 

Friday, 23d, 10-42 P.M. Box 5. 

Nos. 57 to 61 Leverett st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; loss, $466 ; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; occupied by P. H. Foley et als., as furniture, etc. ; loss, 
$1,975; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-41 A.M. Box 367. 

No. 52 Chapman ave. Owned by S. A. Tucker; loss, $719; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by L. S. White, as dwelling; loss, $93; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by F. H. Allen, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 24th, 8-04 P.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 52 and 54 Union st. Owned by R. Codman, trustee ; occupied 
by Smith, Anthony, & Co., as stoves, etc.; insurance, $38,805; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Sunday, 25lh, 5-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Norman st. Owned by J. Insinberg; occupied by A. Wynne- 
burn, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 



18 City Document No. 13. 



Monday, 26th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Call, st. Owned by B. Glines ; occupied by P. Casey, as 
dwelling ; cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 26th, 11-49 P.M. Still. 
No. 87 Hanover st. Needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 27th, 0-25 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 1 to 13 High st. Owned by J. C. Haynes ; loss, $802 ; insur- 
ance, $23,000; occupied by Hatch & Bordman, as leathers; loss, $521 
insurance, $10,500; occupied by C. E. Kennard, as leathers; loss, $800 
insurance, $34,000.; occupied by Kimball Bros, et als., as shoes, etc. 
loss, $12; insurance, $4,000; occupied by J. W. Patterson & Co., as 
leathers ; _oss, $413 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Mullen & Brown, 
as leathers ; loss, $60 ; insurance, $82,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 2Sth, 6-24 P.M. Box 34. 

No. 19 Myrtle st. Owned by M. Pierot; occupied by E. J. Bartley, 
as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, leak in gas-pipe. 

Thursday, 29th, 10-41 A.M. Box 634. 

No. 43 Bennington st. Owned by Mary Toomey; occupied by 
Mary Toome}^, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 29th, 11 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 60 to 68 Devonshire st. Originated on roof; cause, ignition 
of insulation on electric wires. 

Friday, 30th, 8-59 A.M. Box 131. 

No. 127 G ST. Owned by James T. McGrath ; loss, $44; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by James T. McGrath, as dwelling; loss, $65; in- 
surance', $500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 30th, 6-16 P.M. Box 64. 
No. 930 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 31st, 1-39 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 9 Milk st. Cause, light in building of "Boston Post" mis- 
taken for fire. 

Saturday, 31st, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 30 Madison st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 



FEBRUARY. 



Sunday, 1st, 0-21 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 667 Washington st. Cause, ignition of insulation on electric 
wires on roof. 

Monday, 2d, 8-57 P.M. Box 457. 

Remarks. — Fire in dwelling across the line in Somerville. 



Report of Fire Department. 19 



Monday, 2d, 10-15 P.M. Box 835. 

Dustin ST. Owned by M. Quick and H. A. Fuller; unoccupied 
dwellings; loss, $1,460 ; insurance, $4,500 ; originated in Quick dwell- 
ing, extended to other buildings ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 3d, 2-46 A.M. Box 651. 

No. 410 Saratoga ST. Owned by John McLaren; loss, $450 ; in- 
surance, $1,700; occupied by W. F. Murphy, as dwelling: insurance, 
$700 ; occupied by Henry Parkinson, as dwelling ; loss, $100 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-15 A.M. Box 136. 

East First and L sts. Owned by Harrison Loring; loss, $100; oc- 
cupied by Harrison Loring, as furnace-room ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, sparks from furnace. 

Tuesday, 3d, 0-11 P.M. Box 229. 

No. 10 Whitney st. Owned by Thomas O'Leary; occupied by 
Mrs. J. Dinsmore, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor, in wood-box; 
cause, children and matches. 

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

No. 9 West Third st. Owned by P. and J. McKenna; loss, $50; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. O'Brien el als., as dwelling; loss, 
$10 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 10-04 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 255 South st. Owned by Pinsch Gas Co.; loss, $12; occu- 
pied by Pinsch Gas Co., as gas-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of gas retort. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-35 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 27 Oneida st. Owned by John O'Leary ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by H. Marquis, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-34 A.M. Box 813. 

Boston & Albany Railroad. Cause, sparks from locomotive 
igniting car-load of cotton, owned by the Atlantic Mills, Lawrence, 
Mass. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-31 P.M. Box 835. 

Dustin st. Owned by H. A. Fuller; loss, $22; insurance, $4,000; 
unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 5th, 0-27, 0-41 A.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 187 to 189 Hanover st. Owned by L. M. Childs ; loss, $2,986 ; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by H. M. Bornstein & Co. et als., as stable ; 
loss, $5,700; insurance, $5,700 ; occupied by Morris Frye, as clothing; 
loss, $642; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Hanover Printing Co., as 
printers; loss, $61; insurance, $800 ; occupied by Wyzanski & Co. et 
als., as tailors, etc. ; loss, $4,828 ; insurance, $13,760. Nos. 177 to 185. 
Owned by T. L. Smith heirs ; loss, $640 ; insurance, $25,000 ; occupied 
by Theodore Leutz, as Hotel Ludwig ; loss, $85 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated on 2d floor of stable, extended to adjoining buildings ; cause 
unknown. 



20 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 5th, 6-12 A.M. Box 36. 

State and Kilby sts. Owned by C. E. Cotting, manager; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of gasoline torch. 

Thursday, 5th, 6-59 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 88 to 92 Franklin st. Owned by J. M. Sears; loss, $438; in- 
surance, .$63,149 ; occupied by N. H. Brown, as clocks, bronzes, etc.; 
loss, $25; insurance, $46,500; occupied by D. Appleton & Co., as pub- 
lishers; loss, $77; insurance, $12,000; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-31 A.M. Box 6. 

No. 5 Ashland st. Owned by H. Goldman ; loss, $240 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. Goldman, as dwelling; loss, $219; insurance, 
$500; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 5th, 10-13 A.M. Box 238. 

Swett ST. Owned by Masten & Wells; loss, $100; occupied by 
Hasten & Wells, as fireworks factory ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, spark from hammer while driving nails. 

Thursday, 5th, 0-56 P.M. Box 521. 

Washington and Green sts. Owned by Dudley heirs ; loss, $35; 
insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by C. W. Whittemore, as grain-store ; 
loss, $40; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, thawing 
water-pipes. 

Thursday, 5th, 1-55 P.M. Box 81. 

No. 75 Dartmouth st. Owned by John Viall ; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $15,0u0; occupied by W. E. Chase & Co., as grocery, etc. ; loss, 
$250; insurance, $3,600 ; originated in basement; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday „ 6th, 3-45 A . M. Still. 

Washington and Union sts. Owned by J. F. Folsom ; loss, $7 ; 
insurance, $1,800; occupied by L. Boccigalupo et aU., as fruits, etc.; 
loss, $78; insurance, $1,300; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from peanut-roaster. 

Friday, 6th, 5-29 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 145 Harrison ave. Defective chimney; needless alarm. 

Friday, 6th, 7-22, 7-25 P.M. Box 32. 

No. 2 Grove sq. Owned by M. J. Daniels ; loss, $42 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Charles Lind, as dwelling; loss, $66; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 7th, 6-30 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 332 Medford st. Owned by B. F. Brown; cause, sparks 
from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 7th, 8-25, 8-40 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 114 to 120 Fulton St. Owned by G. T. McLauthlin ; loss, 
$2,350; insurance, $17,000; occupied by G. T. McLauthlin, as ma- 
chinists ; loss, $2,166; insurance, $16,750; originated in basement; 
cause, supposed sparks from boiler-furnace. 



Eeport of Fire Department. 21 



Saturday, 7th, 8-54 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 21 Seneca st. Owned by C. Cohane ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Chas. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $22; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 57 Foundry st. Owned by South Boston Iron Co. ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $9,700; occupied by South Boston Iron Co., as foundry; 
originated in roof; cause, overheated smelting-furnace. 

Sunday, 8th, 5-16 A.M. Box 19. ' 

No. 74 Canal st. Owned by W. A. Ham ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by J. F. Ham, as stable; loss, $100; insurance, 
$3,300; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of pipe in clothing. 

Monday, 9th, 1-23 A.M. Box 24. 
Irving st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 9th, 0-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 Lincoln st. Owned by John Timmins ; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by S. Burcbell, as dwelling; loss, $12; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 9th, 7-58 A.M. Box 79. 
No. 183 Commonwealth ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 9th, 3-46 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 59 Chapman st. Owned by Ellen Mason ; occupied by P. 
Kiliher, as dwelling; loss, $12; originated on 4th floor; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Monday, 9th, 8-16 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 1290 Washington st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; loss, $175; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



Monday, 9th, 10-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 782 Dudley st. Owned by Geo. P. Brooks; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $829 ; occupied by Geo. P. Brooks, as drug-store ; loss, $46 ; 
insurance, 3,000; originated in basement; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Tuesday, 10th, 4-19 P.M. Box 65. 

Nos. 34 and 36 Genesee st. Owned by W. S. Keliher; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by McMahon " et als./'^as dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-57 P.M. Box 349. 

Wrentiiam st. Owned by J. I. Stewart & Co. ; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 11th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 410 West Second st. Owned by M. C. Collins; loss, $25; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Kenneth Buchanan, as dwelling; loss, 
$10; insurance, $300; originated on 3d floor: cause, bedding igniting 
from stove. 



22 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 11th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Wall st. Owned by R. F. Roach ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. English, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of plumber's torch. 

Thursday, 12th, 1-54 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 148 Hanover st. Owned by T. J. Whidden; loss, $508; insur- 
ance, $11,000 ; occupied by E. S. Hemmenway & Co., as furniture ; loss, 
$2,518; insurance, $3,700; occupied by E. N. Jackson, dry goods; 
loss, $400; insurance, $19,700; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 0-16 A.M. Box 421. 

Nos. 36 and 38 Water st. Owned by J. E. Ward heirs ; loss, 
$4; insurance, $1,600; occupied by N. E. Furniture Co., as factory; 
loss, $1,337 ; insurance, $1,51)0 ; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 352 Washington st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 13th, 6-52 P.M. Box 217. 

Cause, fire in Old Colony R.R. train ; loss, $5,832 ; insurance, 
$15,000. 

Friday, 13th, 11-11 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 13 Kneeland st. Owned by Jonas Allston; Nos. 15 and 17, 
owned by Whittier and Diman ; loss, $215 ; insurance, $5,500 ; occupied 
by Jonas Allston, as bootblack stand ; occupied by E. J. Gwillan, 
as dwelling; loss, $192; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor, 
No. 13, extending to Nos. 15 and 17 ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 1-59 A.M. Box 234. 

No. 96 Mt. Pleasant ave. Owned by Silas Potter; loss, $475; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Geo. H. Conley, as dwelling; loss, 
$506; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 11 A.M. Box 545. 

No. 773 Centre st. Owned by Barnard heirs; loss, $47 ; insurance, 
$100; occupied by P. Staub, as variety store; loss, $25; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, defective heating-apparatus. 

Saturday, 14th, 2-18 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 83 Tyler st. Owned by Eliza Furber ; occupied by N. Ryan, as 
dwelling; loss, $85; originated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Saturday, 14th, 5-46 P.M. Boxl33. 

Mercer st. Owned by L. J.Lamb; loss, $95; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by Oakman Manufacturing Co., as glass factory; loss, $819; 
insurance, $9,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 15th, 0-2 A.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 68 and 70 Fulton st. Owned by C. W. Cotting; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Alexander Hill, as mattresses, etc., insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 



Report of Fire Department. 23 



Sunday, 15th, 4. Oh A.M. Box 854. 

Winship PL. Owned by SeagarBros. ; loss, $975 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Seagar Bros., as stable, etc. ; loss, $625 ; insurance, $1,600 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-23 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 4 Langdon court. Owned by J. & V. Belligia; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by D. Martini, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 16th, 3-39 A.M. Box 799. 
Williams court. Owned by Grant Walker ; loss, $553 ; insurance, 
$150,000; occupied by Boston Herald Co., as publishing house ; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, careless use of cigar butt. 

Tuesday, 1 7th, 3-05 A.M. Box 35. 

Tremont and Beacon sts. Owned by P. Stevens ; insurance, 
$60,000 ; occupied by R. H. Strannalian, as hotel ; loss, $65 ; insurance. 
$60,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7-11 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 1386 Washington st. Owned by Bishop Williams ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by N. M. Williams, as bookstore; loss, $147; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, defective chimney. 

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

No. 27 Main ST. Owned by Warren Savings Bank; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $30,000 ; occupied by Collins & Hamilton, as dry goods ; loss, $50 ; 
insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting dra- 
peries. 

Tuesday, 17th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 140 Broadway. Owned by Wm. Minot; loss, $21; insurance, 
$9,500 ; occupied by Thomas Brown, as cigar-store ; loss, $40 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 82 Conant ST. Owned by S. O'Grady ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Connor, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed; carelessness. 

Wednesday, 18th, 2-54 P.M. Box 23. 

No. 2 Market court. Owned by Mary Cummings ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Lucy Harris, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on several floors; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 392 Atlantic ave. Owned by Mrs. Mallory ; insurance, $12,500 ; 
occupied by A. P. Richardson, as boat-builders ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Thursday, 19th, 11 A.M. Box 521. 

No. 159 Green st. Owned by Patrick Meehan ; loss, $54; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by G. H. Crook et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, mice and matches. 



24 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 19th, 0-34 P.M. Box 253. 

No. 556 WARREN ST. Owned by Samuel Little ; loss, $286 ; in- 
surance, $600; occupied by Samuel Little, as tool-house; originated on 
2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 19th, 3-07 P.M. Box 128. 

Power st. Owned by L. H. Daloz ; loss, $10; occupied byL. H. 
Daloz, as clothes cleaner ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Thursday, 19th, 8-46 P.M. Box 28. 

Nos. 11 and 12 Blackstone st. Owned by J. D. Williams estate; 
loss, $30; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Fullerton & Co., as 
coffee-mill; loss, $7U ; insurance, $6,000; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, friction of machinery. 

Friday, 20th, 11-31 A.M. Box 465. 

Cambridge st. Owned by Henry Barrett; loss, $2,500; occupied 
by Henry Barrett, as naphtha-cleaning establishment; loss, $1,U00; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Friday, 20th, 12 M. Box 218. 
No. 2169 Washington st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; need- 
less. 

Friday, 20th, 4-41 P.M. Box 148. 

No. 338 Congress st. Owned by Boston Wharf Co. ; occupied by 
Pierce & Son, as shoe factory; loss, $170: insurance, $48,700; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 22d, 1-25 A.M. SHU. 
No. 27 Sudburt st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Sunday, 22d, 3-31 A.M. Box 254. 

No. 144 Pynchon st. Owned by Michael Burke; loss, $950; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Michael Burke, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 23d, 7-33 A.M. Still. 

No. 400 West Second st. Owned by Patrick Kane; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by John Miller et als , as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 23d, 0-31 P.M. Box 632. 

No. 136 Border st. Owned by W. G. Bell; loss, $176; insurance, 

$2,100; occupied by W. M. Gilchrist & Sons, as wheelwright; loss, 

$1,073; insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective 
heatin g-apparatus . 

Tuesday, 24th, 3 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Baker's court. Owned by Harriet Harding; loss $5; occu- 
pied by Harriet Harding, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 24th, 8-31 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 45 Edgewood st. Owned by Bernard Foley, occupied by mo- 
rocco factory ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of box of composi- 
tion. 



Report or Fire Department. 25 



Wednesday, 25th, 0-52 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 273 North st. Owned by H. Bartlett; occupied by several 
families, as dwelling ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 25th, 5-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 1049 Tremont st. Owned by C. E. Jackson ; occupied by 
Libbman & Sutenfrend, as variety store; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-54 P.M. Box 263. 

No. 16 Wyman st. Owned by H. Parker; insurance, $5, 500; occu- 
pied by H.Parker, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 26th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 96 Washington st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 27th, 2-13 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 487 Tremont st. Owned by Tuckerman estate : loss, $7 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by Thomas Murphy, as eating-house; loss, 
$4 ; insurance, $600 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting 
woodwork. 

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

No. 39 Ontario st. Owned by Alonzo Hathaway; occupied by 
Thomas Johnston, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, clothing ignited from stove. 

Friday, 27th, 7-08 P.M. Box 521. 

No. 13 Union ave. Owned by Mary Rowen ; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,800 ; occupied by Mary Rowen, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, mice and matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 11-20 P.M. Box 67. 

Nos. 11 and 13 Kneeland st. Owned by Franklin Haven, trustee; 
loss, $178; insurance, $4,735; occupied by S. M. Freeman, as clothing; 
loss, $950 ; insurance, $8,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



MARCH. 



Sunday, 1st, 6-37 A.M. Still. 

No. 263 Sumner st. Owned by M. Dyer heirs ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Suffolk Club et als., as rooms, etc.; loss, 
$20; insurance, $800; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
lighted cigar. 

Sunday, 1st, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Benton ST. Owned by George E. Furber; loss. $17; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Patrick Brown, as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 1st, 10-49 A.M. Box 252. 

No. 8 Marcella st. Owned by A. Mcintosh ; loss, $10 ; occupied 
by W. Tinkham, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes 
in wooden receptacle. 



26 City Document No. 13. 



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

No. 37 Woodward ave. Owned by M. Kelley; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by M. Kelley, as dwelling ; loss, $8 ; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, clothes taking fire from 
stove. 

Tuesday, 3d, 2-44 A.M. Box 49. 

No. 75 Summeu st. Owned by C. Johnson estate ; loss, $487 ; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by Coburn & Whitman, as clothing; loss, 
$1,792; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Bay State Suspender Co., as 
elastic goods ; loss, $1,981 ; insurance, $9, 5U0 ; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 3d, 1-29 P.M. Box 136. 

Second, near L. st. Owned by Bernstein Electric Co. ; loss, $138 ; 
insurance, $700 ; occupied by Bernstein Electric Co., as carbon factory ; 
loss, $914; insurance, $3,75(J ; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition 
of naphtha vapor. 

Tuesday 3d, 6-44 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 2 Asylum st. Owned by Lyman Gibbs ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$13,975; occupied by F. Bartlett, as dwelling; loss, $77; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, curtain igniting from lamp. 

Wednesday, 4th, 5-55 A.M. Box 86. 

No. 375 Columbus ave. Owned by M. A. L. Pope ; loss, $43 ; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by S. M. Bemis, as dwelling; loss, $150; 
insurance, $350 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, curtain igniting from 
gas-jet. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-20, 1-25 P.M. Box 543. 

Centre and LaGrange sts. Owned by F. P. Robertson & Co. ; loss, 
$17,038; insurance, $8,000 ; owned by Geo. K. Guild; loss, $120; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by F. P. Robertson &Co., as dye-house, etc. ; 
loss, $47,241 ; insurance, $25,000 ; occupied by Cleanfast Hosiery Co. 
etals., as stock in building ; loss, $4,942 ; insurance, $4,500 ; originated 
in dye-house, extended to adjoining buildings; cause, overturning kero- 
sene stove. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-47 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 48 Hanover ST. Owned by Codman heirs; loss, $249; insur- 
ance, $46,000 ; occupied by J. E. Swendeman, as electrician ; loss, 
$783 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Brunswick, Balke, Collender Co., 
billiard tables ; loss, $87 ; insurance, $7,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 8 A.M. Still. 

Centre st. Cause, rekindling of ruins in Robertson's factory. 

Friday, 6th, 8-58 A.M. Box 79. 

No. 245 Marlborough st. Owned by G. R. Minot heirs ; loss, 
$173; insurance, $3U,000 ; occupied by H. J. Minot, as dwelling; loss, 
$165; insurance, $8,0U0 ; originated in chimney; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-03 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 76 Hanover st. Owned by B. B. Beardsley; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $2,0U0 ; occupied by G. M. Huse, as fancy goods; loss, 
$4,225; insurance, $11,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



Report of Fire Department. 27 



Sunday, 8th, 1-28 A.M. Box 4. 
No. 86 Beverly st. Owned by Gorman heirs ; loss, $2,359 ; insur- 
ance, $10,675 ; occupied by Gorman Brothers, as file factory ; loss,. 
$1,647; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Hindle Fish, as boiler-maker;, 
loss, $78; insurance, $700; occupied by Mary White, as music printer; 
loss, $2,379 : insurance, $5,500; occupied by Royal Crown Co., as 
coffees, etc. ; loss, $741 ; insurance, $3,300 ; occupied by Mayhew & 
Co. et als., as tailorings; loss, $3,675; insurance, $15,250; orginated 
on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday 8th, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Ashland pl. Owned by P. H. Corrigan ; loss, $480 ; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by K. M. Annam, as dwelling; loss, $150; 
insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Sunday, 8th, 2-26 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 178 Portland st. Cause, bonfire set by boys in old lumber. 

Monday, 9th, 2-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 295 D ST. Owned by Mary Barry ; loss, $40 ; insurance,. 
$2,000 ; occupied by J. P. Noonan, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 9th, 8-15, 8-32, 8-43 P. M. Box 827. 

Hano ST. Owned by Samuel Hano & Co. ; loss, $15,380 ; insurance, . 
$15,000; owned by Samuel Hano & Co.; loss, $8,380; insurance, 
$27,200 ; owned by Samuel Hano & Co. ; loss, $950 ; insurance, $8,000 ; 
owned by A. A. Rand; loss, $1,044; insurance, $30.500 ; occupied by 
S. Hano & Co., as bookbindery ; loss, $55,637; insurance, $49,000; 
occupied by several parties, as dwellings, etc. ; loss, $28; insurance, 
$5,300; occupied by Wm. J.Sullivan et als., as dwellings, etc. ; loss, 
$129; insurance, $1,300 ; originated on 1st floor of bindery, extended, 
to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Two buildings destroyed ; 1 building considerably dam- 
aged ; 3 blocks of dwellings slightly damaged. 

Tuesday, 10th, 1-09 A.M. Box 68. 
No. 15 Waltham st. Owned by P. Nowell, agent; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $4,0d0; occupied by H. McDonald, as dwelling; loss, $35; 
insurance, $1,200 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless smoking in 
bed. 

Tuesday, 10th, 2-06 A.M. Box 451. 

No. 60 Lexington st. Owned b}- Wm. Shannahan ; loss, $65 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by B. Golding et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of lighted pipe in clothing. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-19 P.M. Box 698. 
Cause, call for assistance from Chelsea. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-25 P.M. Box 642. 
No. 296 Paris st. Owned by B. F. Woolley ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by E. Allnott, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated in 
basement ; cause, set by boys in old mattress. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-55 P.M. Box 326. 

Park st. Owned by West End Railroad; occupied by West End 
Railroad, as stable ; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 



28 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 12th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 186 Friend st. Owned by Beal estate ; occupied by B. Peve- 
rada, as fruits, etc.; loss, $24; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, ignition of oil stove. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-01 P.M. Box 239. 

No. 26 Vernon st. Owned by Eliza A. Robinson ; loss, $32; insur- 
ance, $750 ; occupied by J. M. Marston & Co., as carpenter ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, detective chimney. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-18 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 3 Barton st. Owned by Romanow Bros.; loss, $97; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by H. Leafsky, as dwelling; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 14th, 9-42 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 120 West Eighth st. Owned by Geo. McLoud; occupied by 
George McLoud, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause, wood in 
stove oven igniting. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-35 P.M. Box 12. ■ 
Cause, false alarm. 

Sunday, 15th, 5-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 146 Cabot st. Owned by J. and M. F. Mulligan; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. Corrigan, as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 1-30 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 83 Carver st. Owned by M. Lewis; loss, $175; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Chas. W. West, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
in basement; cause, hot iron igniting woodwork. 

Sunday, 15th, 6-38 P.M. Still. 

Burroughs, cor. of pond st. Owned by C. Farrington: occupied 
by C. Farrington, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 15th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 224 Eustis ST. Owned by Cloustou heirs; loss, $38; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; occupied by Frank McDermott, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 16th, 2-21 A.M. Box 627. 
No. 144 Maverick st. Owned by Joseph Bancroft ; loss, $499 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Geo. H. Sprague, as dwelling; loss, 
$300 ; insurance, $2,300 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 16th, 4-06 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Essex st. Owned by M. E. Fontaine; loss, $4 ; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Geo. C. Hill, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 17th, 8-53 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Wiluard st. Owned by H. Johnson ; loss, $95 ; insurance, 
$3,750; occupied by T. M. Shields, as dwelling; loss, 260; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches, supposed. 



Report of Fire Department. 29 



Tuesday, 17th, 2-25 P.M. Box 343. 

Taylor st. Owned by Wrought Iron Casting Company ; occupied 
by Wrought Iron Casting Company, as foundry ; originated on roof ; 
cause, furnace-pipe igniting woodwork. 

Wednesday, 18th, 2-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 32 Adams place. Owned by J. C. McCool ; loss, $39 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by J. C. McCool, as dwelling; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 3-36 P.M. Box 26. 
No. 184 Cambridge st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Wednesday, 18th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Fruit st. Owned by H. Brown; occupied by H. Treat, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-38 P.M. Box 229. 

No. 10 Oriental court. Owned by T. O'Leaiy; occupied by 
P. Downing, as dwelling ; cause, needless alarm ; rags on stove 
igniting. 

Friday, 20th, 11-19 A.M. Box 524. 

Prince st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

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

No. 127 State st. Cause, rubbish in iron barrel igniting from 
cigar butt. 

Saturday, 21st, 0-10 A.M. Box 726. 

Nos. 16 and 18 Mt. Washington ave. Owned by Edison Electric 
Company ; occupied by Edison Electric Company, as carpenter shop ; 
loss, $1,321; insurance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known, 

Sunday, 22d, 3-041 A.M. Box 546. 

Centre st. Owned by Geo. B. Mason; loss, $2,147; insurance, 
$2,300; occupied by Geo. B. Mason, as slaughter-house; loss, $245; 
insurance, $400 ; occupied by Geo. B. Mason, as stable ; originated in 
basement of stable, extended to slaughter-house ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 23d, 0-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Mill st. Owned by C. Simonds; loss, $25; insurance, 
$800; occupied by E. C. Ralph, as dwelling; loss, $49; insurance, 
$150 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 23d, 2-18 P.M. Box 49. 
No. 407 Washington st Owned by Harvard College ; loss, $398 ; 
insurance, $22,500; occupied by O. A. Jenkins & Co., as furriers; loss, 
$3,495; insurance, $22,500; originated in basement; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Monday, 23d, 10-40 P.M. Still. 
Hanover st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 24th, 0-57 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 160 Green st. Owned by J. P. Shaw; insurance, $5,000; oc- 
cupied by J. P. Shaw, as boiler-house ; insurance, $2,700 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, supposed careless use of matches. 



30 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 25th, 3-46 P.M. Box 128. 

No. 23£ Swett ST. Owned by Annie Spear; occupied by Henry 
Bolton, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, rags on stove 
igniting. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-50 A.M. Box 312. 

No. 4 West Chester fark. Owned by J. Henry Sears ; loss, $501 ; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. \V. Lavers, as stable; loss, $324; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 5-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 130 Silver st. Owned by S. B. Cunningham; loss, $13; in- 
surance, $1,200 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from stove igniting wood-box. 

Friday, 27th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Causeway st. Owned by Murdock Food Co. ; occupied by 
M. W. Hennessey, as provisions ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 27th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 4143 Washington st. Owned by M. Ammidown ; loss, $6; in- 
surance, $3,000 : occupied by M. Ammidown, as dwelling; insurance, 
originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 



Saturday, 28th, 4-55 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 89 to 93 Franklin st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 28th, 6-24 A.M. Box 48. 

Nos. 42 to 46 High st. Owned by A. H. Ellis et als. ; loss, $1,154; 
insurance, $15,000 ; occupied by L. B. Southwick & Co., as leathers; 
loss, $3,717; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Geo. Plummer & Co., as 
leathers; loss, $J0; insurance, $12,000 ; occupied by F. M. Kaliske, as 
leathers; loss, $600; insurance, $7,500; occupied by H. R. Paddock, as 
leathers; loss, $210; insui'ance, $3,600; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Saturday, 28th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Culvert st. Owned by Geo. Curtis; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by John Curley, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-32 P.M. Box 638. 

Pratt's wharf, off Border st. 

Remarks. — Fire in tow-boat, " Vim," owned by Boston Tow-Boat Co. 
Cause unknown ; loss, $1,208; insurance, $3,000. 

Saturday, 28th, 10-08 P.M. Box 268. 

No. 12 Perrin st. Owned by J. E. Martyn; loss, $580; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. E. Martyn, as stable; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 29th, 11-50 A.M. Box 547. 
Grove st. Cause, brush-fire, unknown. 



Report of Fire Department. 31 



Sunday, 29th, 0-10 P.M. Still. 

Lancaster and Portland sts. Cause, bonfire in old lumber, set by 
boys. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-44 P.M. Box 94. 

No. 360 Columbus ave. Owned by H. M. Merrill ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Miller, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 29th, 9-51 P.M. Box 261. 

No. 20 Codman park. Owned by J. H. Connor; occupied by J. H. 
Connor, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Monday, 30th, 9-12 P.M. Box 549. 

No. 50 Call st. Owned by John M. Call ; occupied by M. Lucy, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 10-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Chaucer st. Owned by Daniel Fai-ren; loss, $10; occupied 
by D. Farren, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 31st, 5-03 A.M. Box 128. 

No. 9 Swett ST. Owned by D. H. Geer; occupied by D. H. Geer, as 
sugar-maker; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of can of 
syrup. 

Tuesday, 31st, 10-06 P.M. Box 843. 

No. 237 Market st. Owned by Segar Bros ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by G. Haddon et als., as dwelling; insurance, $1,600; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from roofer's furnace. 



APRIL. 



Wednesday, 1st, 1-46 A.M. Box 267. 

No. 7 Alleghany st. Owned by R.Newton; loss, $90 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by li. Newton, as dwelling; loss, $So; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, defective chimney 

Wednesday, 1st, 0-12 P.M. SHU. 
Walnut st. Cause, children with matches igniting rubbish. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-12 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 773 Washington st. Owned by J. W. Clark; loss, $225; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by Sam Wa Kee, as laundry ; loss, $247 ; 
insurance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 2d, 9-15 A.M. Box 18. 

Nos. 17 and 19 Brattle st. Owned by C. Sargent; loss, $119; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. E. Hjoitberg, as dining-rooms; loss, 
$65; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of oil 
stove. 

Thursday, 2d, 3 P.M. Still. 

Temple st. Cause, unknown, brush-fire. 



32 City Document No. 13. 

Thursday, 2d, 7 P.M. Still. 
Cause, brush-fire in Milton. 

Thursday, 2d, 7-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 86 Beverly st. Owned by Gorman heirs ; occupied by A. 
Kurinsky, as tailor ; loss, $65 ; insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 3d, 7-08 A.M. Still. 
Beacon and Charles sts. Cause, slacking of lime in barrels. 

Friday, 3d, 8-05 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 95 Albany st. Owned by Sullivan Bros. ; loss, $12 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by Patrick Griffin, as mason's locker ; loss, 
$3; originated in basement; cause, slacking of lime. 

Saturday, 4th, 8 AM. Box 69. 

No. 310 Dover st. Owned by Geo. N. Black ; loss, $54 ; insurance, 
$22,000; occupied by John J: Hurley, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Saturday, 4th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
Pond st. Cause unknown, brush-fire. 

Saturday, 4th, 7-21 P.M. Box 54. 

Kneeland and Tyler sts. Owned by Olive Simes; loss, $574; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Geo. F. Murray, as dining-rooms ; loss, 
$200; insurance, $500; occupied by Patrick Travis, as dwelling; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Mary E. Phillips, as dwelling; insurance, 
$300; occupied by J. B. Cogan, as tobacco; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kettle of fat on stove. 

Saturday, 4th, 9-25 P.M. Box 122. 

No. 292 Dorchester st. Owned by Chas. Blumberg; loss, $34; 
insurance, $3,750; occupied by Shales & May, as furniture factory; 
originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily rags. 

Monday, 6th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Mt. Vernon st. Cause, grass-lire set by boys. 

Monday, 6th, 4-12 P.M. Still. 
Harrison ave. and Northampton st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Monday, 6th, 4-37 P.M. Box 816. 

North Beacon st. Owned by J. F. Goodwin; loss, $130; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. F. Goodwin, as milk sheds; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 6th, 5-20 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 8 Allen st. Owned by R. F. Stoddard ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by Abner Finn, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
2d floor ; cause unknown. 



Report of Fire Department. 33 



Tuesday, 7th, 3-33 A.M. Box 12. 
No. 164 CROSS ST. Owned by Robert Moore estate ; loss, $45 ; in- 
surance, $1,500 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated 
in basement.; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 6-45 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 37 South Margin st. Owned by S. Snow; loss, $96; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by A. St. John, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 7th, 8-41 A.M. Box 238. 
Swett ST. Owned by Masten & Wells; loss, $10; occupied by 
Masten & Wells, as fireworks factory; loss, $40; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of fireworks. 

Tuesday, 7th, 1 P.M. Still. 
No. 54 Harvard st. Owned by Hannah Clarkson ; insurance, $800 ; 
occupied by W. S. Dennis, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burn- 
ing. 

Tuesday, 7th, 3-03 P.M. Box 143. 
No. 175 West Seventh st. Owned by James Mai one; loss, $39; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by John McVeigh, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 7th, 5-34 P.M. Box 83. 
No. 90 Chester sq. Owned by R. M. Pomeroy ; insurance, $18,000 ; 
occupied by J. B. Thaxter, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; originated 
in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 7th, 6 P.M. Still. 
No. 143 Tremont st. Owned by Henry Winsor, Jr. ; loss,, $322 ; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by H. W. Downes & Co., as silk im- 
porters; loss, $15; insurance, $11,000; occupied by J. C. McCarthy, 
as laces, etc. ; loss, $2,039 ; insurance, $15,500 ; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, electi'ic-light wires. 

Wednesday, 8 th, 7-03 A.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 8th, 11-30 A M. Still. 
Humboldt ave. Cause, brush-fire set by boys. 

Wednesday, 8th, 1-15 P.M. Box 633. 

Allen court. Owned by Wm. F. Scott ; loss, $373 ; insurance, $600 ; 
owned by D. T. McCallion ; occupied by Allen McGinnis et als., as 
dwelling; occupied by John Quinn, as dwelling; loss, $250 ; originated 
on 2d floor, extended to adjoining building; cause unknown. 

Remarks. —An employee of the Ferry Department, named John 
Quinn, at great personal risk, rescued two children "from the build- 
ing" in an unconscious condition, both of them being severely burned. 

Thursday, 9th, 0-09 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 121 Elliott st. Owned by B. H. Simes ; loss, $331 ; insurance. 
$10,500; occupied byB. H. Phillips, as furniture; loss, $>00; occupied 
by F. C. Jacoby, as birds; loss, $49; insurance, $400; occupied by 
Wm. Hughson et als., as carpenter, etc. ; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 



34 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 9th, 1-38 A.M. Box 46. 

No. 21 Hamilton st. Owned by Curtis Guild heirs; loss, 
insurance. $25,000; occupied by F. A. Houdlette & Co., as i ron- store ; 
loss, $500; insurance, $10,000; occupied by T. B. Bailey & Co., as 
perfumers ; loss, $476 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by E. Preseott et 
als., as carriage-jacks; loss, $293; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by A. 
& J. M. Anderson, as machine-shop; loss, $150; insurance, $26,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 7-49 A.M. Box 618. 

No. 07 Marginal st. Owned by North American Ins. Co. ; loss, 
$127; insurance, $3,250; occupied by G. S. Maria, as barber-shop; 
loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause, rags in chimney- flue igniting. 

Thursday, 9th, 1-01 P.M. Box 128. 

No. 531 Dorchester ave. Owned by M. Campbell ; occupied by 
M. Campbell, as stable; originated on outside of building; cause, bon- 
fire set b} r boys. 

Thursday, 9th, 3 P.M. Still. 

No. 35 Burroughs st. Owned by Geo. B. Fowler; loss, $35; 
insurance, $1,800; occupied by Geo. R. Fowler, as stable; loss, $21; 
insurance, $1,400; originated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Thursday, 9th, 5-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 535 Washington st. Owned by Eugene Tompkins; insurance, 
$225,000; occupied by Hoyt's Midnight Bell Co., as theatre; loss, $15; 
originated on stage among scenery ; cause, supposed careless use of 
matches. 

Friday, 10th, 2-28 A.M. Box 52. 

No. 89 Bedford st. Owned by Henry Lee heirs; loss, $2,253; in- 
surance, $55,000; occupied by C. B. Lancaster & Co., as boots and 
shoes ; loss, $438 ; insurance, $2,800 ; occupied by Valpey & Anthony, 
as boots and shoes; occupied by Eaton, Stetson Co. et als., as boots 
and shoes ; loss, $22 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
electric-light wires. 

Friday, 10th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
Dudley ave. Cause, brush-fire, unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 2-40 P.M. Box 621. 

No. 50 Everett st. Owned by M. Murphy; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by John Eagan, as dwelling; loss, $5; insurance, 
$300 ; originated in basement ; cause, children and matches setting fire 
to mattress. 

Friday, 10th, 3-13 P.M. Box 532. 

Walk Hill and Bourne sts. Cause, unknown, brush-fire. 

Friday, 10th, 6-48 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 72 Albion st. Owned by Dr. Westcott; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Annie Cooker, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 10th, 6-49 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 205 Commercial st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 



Keport of Fire Department. 35 



Saturday, 11th, 3 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 1 So. Market st. Owned by Faneuil Hall National Bank; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by L. W. Morrill, as i*estaurant; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, soot in chimney burning 

Saturday, 11th, 4-08 A.M. Box 622. 

No. 286 Sumner st. Owned by Ellen Murphy; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Martha E. Ripley, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
insurance, $1,200; originated in basement; cause, towels igniting on 
stove. 

Saturday, 11th, 2-47 P.M. Box 322. 

Commercial st. Owned by McNeil Bros. ; occupied by McNeil 
Bros., as moulding-mill; occupied by Bugbee & Co., as planing-mill ; 
occupied by E. Lynch, as carpenter; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 11th, 5-05 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 102 State st. Owned by J. B. Parker; loss, $255; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by G. It. Tarrant & Co., as wines and liquors; 
insurance, $1,<>00; o'ccupied by O. D. Witherell et als., as storage, 
etc.; loss, $550; insurance, $2,050; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
supposed mice and matches. 

Saturday, 11th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 292 Dorchester st. Owned by Chas. Blumberg ; occupied by 
Shales & May, as furniture ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion in oily waste. 

Tuesday, 14th, 0-57 P.M. Still. 
Cause, call for assistance from Milton. 

Tuesday, 14th, 1-47 P.M. Box 136. 
Cause, bonfire set by boys in rubbish. 

Tuesday, 14th, 7-32 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 23 Court st. Owned by J. Q. Adams ; loss, $27 ; insurance, 
$85,000; occupied by J. Q. Adams et als., as offices, etc.; originated 
in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 14th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 927 Harrison ave. Owned by T. S. Church; occupied by 
T. S. Church, as cleansing works; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated boiler-furnace. 

Tuesday, 14th, 9-20 P.M. Box 417. 

No. 147 Rutiiereord ave. ; owned by Wm. Litchfield ; loss, 
$5; insurance, $1,800 ; occupied by Wm. Litchfield, as foundry; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 15th, 11-32 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 24 Rand st. Owned by John J. Lynch; loss, $12; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John J. Lynch, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 



36 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, loth, 0-49 P.M. Box 146. 

No. 163 M. ST. Owned by John Merry; loss, $69; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by C. Hewes, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, careless use of fumigating material. 

Wednesday, 15th, 1-51 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Robert Bishop, as waste factory ; insurance, $2,500 ; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 15th, 8-12 P.M. Box 814. 
Call for assistance from Brookline. 

Wednesday, 15th, 9-191 P.M. Box 16. 

Nos. 14 to 17 Dock SQ. Owned by Milton heirs; loss, $84; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Blanchard & Farrer, as liquors ; loss, 
$64; insurance, $15,470; originated in basement; cause, electric-light 
wires. 

Wednesday, 15th, 10 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 64 W. Neavton st. Owned by C. B. Cox ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by H. Leighton, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Thursday, 16th, 10-38 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 457 to 465 Columbus ave Owned by C B. Taylor; insur- 
ance, $75,000; occupied by G. B. Taylor et als., as dwelling, etc.; 
originated in basement ; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Thursday, 16th, 1-25 P.M. Box 528. 
Cause, brush-fire, unknown. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-13 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 19 Beacfi st. Owned by P. Fay; loss, $75; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Bulvan Bros, et als., as desk factory, etc.: loss, $226; 
insurance, $1,900; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1 7th, 10-34 A.M. Box 93. 

No. 577 Tremont st. Owned by H. W. Savage Sons ; loss, $52 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by N. S. Townsend, as dwelling; loss, 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Friday, 17th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 143 Ruggles ST. Owned by Henry Doherty ; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by H. Doherty et als., as dwelling; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Friday, 17th, 5-50 P.M. Box 347. 

Ashmont and Washington sts. Owned by Wells estate; unoc- 
cupied shed; loss, $50; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 17th, 6-13 P.M. Box 657. 

No. 438 Bennington st. Owned by Bernard Farley ; occupied by 
Bernard Farley, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause 
children and matches. 



Report of Fire Department. 37 



Friday, 17th, 7-16, 7-21 P.M. Box 77. 

No. 566 Albany st. Owned by S. S. Rowe, Ham, and Carter; 
loss, $1,226; insurance, $3,600; occupied by YVm. Swift et als., as 
stable, etc.; loss, $175; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor, 
No. 566, extended to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, l-09h A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 168 and 170 Congress st. Owned by Paul estate ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by John Carter, as paper dealer; loss, 
$50; insurance, $68,250; originated on 4th floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Saturday, 18th, 2-17 P.M. Box 641. 

Nos. 58 and 60 White st. Owned by O. L. Shaw; loss, $491; 
insurance, $5,000 ; owned by Mary J. Young ; loss, $978 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by O. L. Shaw, as dwelling ; loss, $563 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mary J. Young, as dwelling; loss, $631 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on 3d floor, No. 60, extended to No. 58 ; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 10-46 P.M. Box 313. 

No. 13 Shelburne st. Owned by R. M. Wiley; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by A. LaForrest, as dwelling; originated 
in basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 19th, 0-56 A.M. Box 18. 

Court and Hanover sts. Owned by W. W. Blackman, trustees; 
loss, $7,160; insurance, $28,000; occupied by Bailey & Rankin, as 
carpets, etc.; loss, $22,431; insurance, $30,000 ; occupied by Kattelle 
Bros., as jewellers; loss, $3,346; insurance, $15,000; occupied by S. 
C. Thompson, as musical instruments; loss, $435; insurance, $2,600; 
occupied by Burrage & Co., as furnishing goods; loss, $700; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Taylor & Co., as hats, caps, etc. ; loss, 
$2,500; insurance, $29,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Bemarks. — A score of members of the department, including Chief 
Webber, District Chiefs Cheswell, Regan, Pope, and Abbott, were more 
or less injured by falling roof. 

Sunday, 19th, 6-47 P.M. Box 23. 

No. 9 Temple st. Owned by M. J. Fogg ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
E. R. Hardy, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, curtain igniting from gas-jet. 

Sunday, 19th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Causeway st. Owned by B. Gordon; occupied by O. E. A. 
Wells, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, clothes igniting from stove. 

Monday, 20th, 1-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 393 Chelsea st. Owned by Angus Boyd ; occupied by Wm. 
Anderson, as cobbler shop ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Monday, 20th, 8-37 P.M. Box 453. 

No. 1 Short st. court. Owned by J. P. Nichols; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $600; occupied by Mary Pierce, as dwelling; loss, $5; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



38 City Document No. 13. 

Monday, 20th, 9-10 P.M. Box 221. 
No. 42 Prentice ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 21st, 9-44 A.M. Box 366. 

River st. Owned by Woodman Jones; insurance, $300; oc- 
cupied by Wm, Schofield et als., as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Tuesday, 21st, 0-25 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 89 to 93 Franklin st. Owned by Wigglesworth estate; oc- 
cupied by A. French & Co., as crockery- store ; insurance, $350,000; 
cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 21st, 2-45 P.M. Box 243. 

Eliot sq. Owned by Samuel Little; loss, $115 ; insurance, $40,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Jones, as hotel; loss, $417; insurance, $25,000; 
several boarders lost property valued at $550 ; insurance, $5,200 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of lighted match or cigar. 

Tuesday, 21st, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 171 Hampden st. Owned by Howard Watch and Clock 
Company ; occupied by Thomas Cox, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 2 2d. 0-31 A.M. Box 73. 
No. 247 Shawmut ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Wednesday, 22d, 6-23 P.M. Box 48. 

Nos. 255 and 257 Federal st. Owned by W. G. Peck heirs ; loss, 
$1,415; insurance, $11,000; occupied by Allen Bros., as trunks; loss, 
$1,540; insurance, $9,000; occupied by J. Mullane, as storage; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 23d, 0-45 A.M. Box 213. 

No. 8 Farnham st. Owned by Howe heirs; loss, $408; insurance, 
$300; owned by Geo. Williams; loss, $250; owned by Patrick Lang; 
loss, $175; insurance, $2, 501) ; occupied by E. Farrell et als., as stable, 
etc.; loss, $2,2 33; insurance, $2,400; occupied by W. Q. Spear et 
als., as dwellings; occupied by Flynn & Kelley, as wagon sheds; 
occupied by M. Alfar, as wagon sheds ; originated in wagon sheds, 
extended to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 4-34 A.M. Box 85. 

Nos. 438 and 446 Tremont st. Owned by Louis F. Perry; loss, 
$2,322 ; insurance, $23,000 ; occupied by Bly & Richardson, as cigars ; 
loss, $213; insurance, $500; occupied by International Portrait Com- 
pany, loss, $200; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of lighted cigar. 

Friday, 24th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 
B. & A. freight yard. Cause, bonfire in pile of rubbish. 

Friday, 24th, 4-55 P.M. Box 513. 
No. 135 Armory st. Cause, unknown, in pile of old lumber. 



Report of Fire Department. 39 



Friday, 24th, 5-39 P.M. Box 528. 

No. 3828 Washington st. Owned by S. Spurr; occupied by S. 
Spurr, as wood-sheds; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Friday, 24th, 6 P.M. Still. 

Culvert st. Owned by Whittier Machine Co. ; occupied by 
Whittier Machine Co., as boiler-shop; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 26th, 2-53 P.M. Box 262. 
Marcella st. Cause, brush-fire set by boys. 

Sunday, 26th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Leverett st. Owned by C. S. Nichols; occupied by H. L. 
Dodge, as restaurant ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 26th, 8 P.M. Still. 

No. 100 Richmond st. Owned by John Dodge; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by John Dodge, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on outside ; cause, hot ashes igniting ash-barrel. 

Sunday, 26th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 286=1 Harrison ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 27th, 10-34 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Crescent pl. Owned by C. Barchacalope ; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by S. Gilman, as dwelling ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat 
on stove. 

Monday, 27th, 4-42 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Leverett st. Owned by G. W. Weller; loss, $75; occu- 
pied by A. Hines, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 27th, 5-46 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 192 Commonwealth ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 27th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Bowdoin ST. Owned by W. A. Prescott et als.; occupied by 
E. A. Dore, as hotel; loss, $10; insurance, $10,000; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 28th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 
Commercial st. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Tuesday, 28th, 2-16 P.M. Box 546. 
Spring st. Cause, grass-fire set by boys. 

Tuesday, 28lh, 5-57 P.M. Box 451. 

Rear No. 121 Medford st. Owned by Orphin Bros. ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $30,000 ; occupied by Orphin Bros., as furniture factory; 
insurance, $14,000; originated in engine-room; cause, friction of 
machinery. 



40 City Document No. 13. 



Tuesday, 28th, 7-45 P.M. Box 44. 

Nos. 65 and 67 High st. Owned by W & S. Atherton ; loss, $340 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by C. H. Tigh, as leathers, etc.; loss, 
$85; insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by G. O. North, as leathers, etc.; 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by J. A. Newhall & Co., as leathers, 
etc.; insurance, $18,500; occupied by L. Beebee & Son, as leathers, 
etc. ; insurance, $126,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 29th, 5-32 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 45 Boylston ST. Owned by M. J. Williams; unoccupied dwell- 
ing; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 4-3S A.M. Box 9. 

No. 369 Hanover st. Owned by McNeil heirs; loss, $6; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by North End Athletic Club, as rooms; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of lighted 
cigar. 

Thursday, 30th, 10-29 A.M. Box 6. 

No. 70 Brighton st. Owned by Berkman Bros.; loss, $100; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by A. Berkman, as dwelling; loss, $35; 
insurance, $800; originated in basement; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 11 A.M. Still. 

No. 492 Harrison ave. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 30th, 11-25 A.M. Box 69. 

Rear No. 379 Albany st. Owned by J. F. Paul; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. F. Paul et als., as wood-worker; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on roof; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily 
rags. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-23 P.M. Box 547. 

Rockland st. Owned by Fidelia Club ; occupied by Fidelia Club, 
as horse sheds; originated on outside; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 30th, 9-10 P.M. Box 454. 
Cause, light from bonfire in Everett, Mass. 

Thursday, 30th, ll-55h P.M., 0-14 A.M., 0-36 A.M. Box 18. 

Nos. 30 to 48 Hanover st. 30 to 40 owned by J. C. Ropes ; loss, 
$9,187; insurance, $56,684; 42 to 48 owned by Codman heirs; loss, 
$1,205; insurance, $35,601; occupied by N. Waxman, clothing; 
loss, $500; insurance, $29,000; W. B. Parazina, jeweller; loss, 
$450; insurance, $22,000; W. E. Thomas & Co. et als., mechanics; 
loss, $520; insurance, $3,000; L. B. Gatcomb, banjos; loss, $256; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; F. M. Quimby & Co. et als., brushes, etc. ; loss, $200 ; 
insurance, $4,350; C. Carpenter & Co., stoves, etc.; loss, $417; insur- 
ance, $9,500; B. S. Moulton & Co., pictures, etc.; loss, $6,000; in- 
surance, $7,750; C. H. Carruth & Co., tobaccos; loss, $40; insurance, 
$7,000; G. C. Goodwin & Co., drugs, etc.; loss, $23,448 ; insurance, 
$130,437; Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., billiard tables; loss, $374; 
insurance, $7,000 ; Reading Electric Co., electric goods ; loss, $900 ; in- 
surance, $8,000; Tourtel Gerrish & Co. el als., oils, etc.; loss, $168; 
insurance, $1,500; L. C. Martin et als., tailors, etc.; loss, $6,171; in- 
surance, $10,500 ; originated on 4th floor No. 36 ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Ladderman Crafts, of H. & L. No. 8, fell from ladder 
and was removed to the hospital. 



Eeport of Fire Department. 41 



MAY. 

Friday, 1st, 0-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 6C>6 . Dorchester ave. Owned by John Conboy; loss, $5; 
occupied by John Riley, as wagon shed; originated in shed; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 1st, 0-53 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 1068 Washington st. Owned by H. M. Taylor; loss, $45; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by D. H. Irving, as boots and shoes; 
oi'iginated in basement; cause, explosion of gasoline stove. 

Remarks. — D. H. Irving was severely burned by his clothing taking 
fire, and was removed to the hospital. 

Friday, 1st, 3-21 P.M. Box 435. 

No. 430 Medford ST. Owned by John McNealy; loss, $5; occu- 
pied by J. Sweeney, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, car-eless use of pipe in clothing. 

Friday, 1st, 8-19 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 136 Bennington st. Owned by W. M. Woodside ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by W. M. Woodside, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 1st, 8-50 P.M. Box 823. 

Upton's court. Owned by M. Donahoe; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by A. Jones, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 1st, 9-47 P.M. Box 32. 
No. 37 Revere st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 2d, 10-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Kearsarge ave. Owned by J. F. Newton; occupied by 

A. Lincoln, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 2d, 2-03 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 78 Blackstone St. OAvned by Black heirs ; insurance, $17,000 ; 
occupied by Scanlon & Dillon, as fruits, etc. ; originated in basement; 
cause, ignition of gasoline vapor from tank. 

Saturday, 2d, 5-27 P.M. Box 426. 

No. 40 Park st. Owned by Martin Bates; loss, $15; occupied by 

B. N. Bordman, as bakery ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
bake-oven. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-36 P.M. Still. 

Idaho st. Cause unknown, grass land and cord-wood ; loss, $20. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-59 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 139 Saratoga st. Owned by John Fiske ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Lee and Sowden, as dwelling; loss, $46; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



42 City Document No. 13. 



Saturday, 2d, 10-29 P.M. Box 341. 

No. 4 South st. Owned by Boston Gas Co. ; occupied by J. 
Doherty, as dwelling ; originated on outside ; cause, supposed mice 
and matches. 

Sunday, 3d, 0-49 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 9 Q.tjinct ROW. Owned by Quincy estate ; loss, $218 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by J. S. Potter, as engine-room; loss, $383; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by W. K. Craig & Co., as machinists; loss, 
$25 ; insurance, $400 ; occupied by S. C. Studley ; loss, $50 ;- insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, electric wires. 

Remarks. — Captain Poland, of Engine No. 25, was severely cut on 
hand by glass. 

Sunday, 3d, 4-20 P.M. Box 465. 

Nos. 34 to 40 Spice st. Owned by A. D. Hall & Son ; loss, $948 ; 
insurance, $6,400 ; occupied by A. 1). Hall & Son, as refrigerators ; 
loss, $3,008; insurance, $4,600; originated on 4th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 0-45 A.M Still. 

No. 1212 Tremont st. Owned by J. Crosby; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by C. King & Son, as provisions; insurance, $500; cause, 
soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 4th, 6 P.M. Still. 
Federal st. Cause unknown, burning of oil in street. 

Monday, 4th, 9-23 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 7 Allen st. Owned by A. H. Allen heirs ; insurance, $700 ; 
occupied by W. Rexford, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-54 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 13 Eliot st. Owned by C. W. Dili ; occupied by W. G. Foley 
et als., as restaurant, etc.; insurance, $57,500; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 5th, 0-03 P.M. Box 218. 

No. 7 Renfrew pl. Owned by M. Dow ; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by W. H. Manchester, as stable ; originated on out- 
side; cause, set by boys in old bedding. 

Tuesday, 5th, 1-24 P.M. Box 657. 

Bennington st. Owned by City of Boston. 

Remarks. — Cemetery fence igniting from burning brush ; loss, $5. 

Tuesday, 5th, 10-41 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 219 Hanover st. Owned by Charles H. Crane; loss, $30; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by J. I. Silberman, as dwelling; loss, $5; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 204 Hampden st. Owned by A. McDerraott; occupied by D. 
A. Putnam, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Report of Fire Department. 43 



Wednesday, 6th, 3-24 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 43 Milk st. Owned by H. Parkman el als., trustees; loss, $10; 
insurance, $50,000 ; occupied by several parties, as offices, etc. ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, gas igniting from leak in pipe. 

Thursday, 7th, 2-50 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 23 Washington st. Owned by J. F. Dacey; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $5,600; occupied by J. F. Dacey, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 7th, 6-21 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 23 Hawkins st. Owned by Hall Carriage Co. ; loss, $95 ; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by Hall Carriage Co., as blacksmith; insur- 
ance, $250; originated on roof; cause, supposed careless use of pipe. 

Friday, 8th, 7-49 A.M. Box 648. 

No. 301 East Eagle st. Owned by M. Murphy ; loss, $90 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by M. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $303; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 8th, 5-25 P.M. Box 362. 

Walkhill and Back sts. Cause unknown, in grass and cord- 
wood; loss, $10. 

Friday, 8th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

Washington and Grove sts. Cause unknown, grass-fire. 

Friday, 8th, 8-38 P.M. Box 362. 
Walkhill and Back sts. Cause, set by boys in brush and grass. 

Friday, 8th, 8-52 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 85 Hudson st. Owned by S. Marshall; occupied by L. New- 
hall el als., as painter, etc.; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Friday, 8th, 9-01 P.M. Box 547. 

Washington and Grove sts. Cause, grass and brush fire, un- 
known. 

Saturday, 9th, 5-24 P.M. Box 432. 

Nos. 5 and 6 Wall st. Cause, children and matches igniting rubbish. 

Sunday, 10th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
Temple st. Cause, brush- fire set by boys. 

Sunday, 10th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 340 Washington st. Owned by Van Zant heirs; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by W. B. Clark & Co., as stationery; insurance, 
$50,000; originated in basement ; cause, electric wires. 

Sunday, 10th, 6-57 P.M. Box 273. 

Blue Hill ave. Owned by City of Boston; loss, $50; occupied by 
J. A. Hendrie & Bro., as restaurant; loss, $75; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



44 City Document No. 13. 



Sunday, 10th, 7-34 P.M. Box 534. 

Metropolitan aye. Owned by T. C. Cummings : occupied by 
T. C. Cummings, as stable ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $700 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, horse kicking over lantern. 

Sunday, 10th, 8-24 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 24 West Fifth st. Owned by John Whitney ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by P. Dillon, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 10th, 8-57 P.M. Box 456. 
Cause, burning haystack in Everett, Mass. 

Sunday, 10th, 8-59 P.M. Still. 

No. 110 Cove st. Owned by O.C. R.R. Co.; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by A. H. Furber, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 11th, 7-25 A.M. Box 35. 
No. 42 Province st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 11th, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

Fitchburg R.R. yard. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting 
waste in oil-box. 

Tuesday, 12th, 5-15 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 42 Emerald st. Originated in barrel of old excelsior in passage- 
way; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 12th, 6-25 P.M. Box 612. 

No. 4 Everett st. Owned by James Hunter; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$800; occupied by A. C. Wrisley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
Centre st. Cause unknown, in pile of rubbish. 

Wednesday, 13th, 1-21 A.M. Box 238. 

Swett ST. Owned by Bradley Fertilizing Co. ; loss, $500 ; in- 
surance, $500 ; occupied by P. F. Lonergan, as stable ; loss, $1,500 ; 
insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-15 A.M. Still. 

Linnett ST. Owned by Chas. A. Hewins ; occupied by Chas. A. 
Hewins, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 13th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

Oakland st. Owned by J. H. Burt & Co. ; occupied by Wm. 
Irving, as dwelling ; originated in basement; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 13th, 0-26 P.M. Box 46. 

No. 8 Oliver st. Owned by G. W. Taylor ; loss, $44 ; insurance, 
$60,000 ; occupied by F. S. Parsons, as office, etc. ; loss, $30 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, carelessly throwing lighted match in waste paper. 



Keport of Fire Department. 45 



Wednesday, 13th, 4-121 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 27 Union Park st. Owned by J. B. Thomas heirs ; occupied by 
H. P. Abbott et als., as hotel; loss, $15; insurance, $500; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 4-16 P.M. Box 453. 

Nos. 501 and 509 Medford st. Owned by Page & Littlefield; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Page & Littlefield, as planing-mill ; loss, 
$540 ; insurance, $8,000 ; originated in engine-room ; cause, supposed 
sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-14 P.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 184 to 190 Hanover st. Owned by John Rennison ; loss, 
$1,025; insurance, $30,000; occupied by W. E. Bowker, as dry goods; 
loss, $3,250 ; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet 
igniting goods in window. 

Thursday, 14th, 1-12 A.M. Box 453. 

Nos. 501 to 509 Medford st. Owned by Page & Littlefield ; loss,. 
$785 ; insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Page & Littlefield, as planing- 
mill ; loss, $540 ; insurance, $8,000 ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, 
supposed spark from furnace. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-45 A.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Cause, upsetting of kerosene lamp. 
Remarks. — Fire on board of coal barge " Alice M. Minot ; " damage,, 
slight. 

Thursday, 14th, 10-31 A.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Cause, rekindling of previous fire on boai*d of 
barge " Alice M. Minot ; " damage, $200. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-21h P.M. Box 68. 

No. 6 Rollins st. Owned by G. R. Sneadon ; occupied by J. 
Whitman, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 131 West Third st. Owned by T. H. Kennedy ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by D. Twohig, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 15th, 0-56 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 30 Elmwood st. Owned by J. E. L}'ons ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by Mrs. Kenney, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 15th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
Tenean ST. Cause unknown. Grass-fire on marsh land. 

Friday, 15th, 4-35 P.M. Box 463. 

No. 408 Main st. Owned by S. N. Fowler; loss, $100; insurance, 
$1,000; owned by J. Spratt & Son; loss, $60; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by Bradford & Stackpole, as stable; loss, $22; insurance, $825 ; 
occupied by D. N. Thompson, as stable ; loss, $20 ; occupied by A. W. 
Littlefield, as wheelwright; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; ex- 
tended to adjoining building ; cause unknown. 



46 City Document No. 13. 



Friday, loth, 8-22 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 38 and 40 Batterymarch st. Owned by A. O. Bangs el als.; 
loss, $268 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by R. J. Nagle, as junk-store ; 
loss, $264; insurance, $882; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Friday, loth, 9-44 P.M. Still. 

No. 54 Temple place. Owned by W. T. Bramball heirs ; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by Macorquodale & Burleigh et als., as photogra- 
phers, etc.; loss, $301; insurance, $16,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Cambridge st. Owned by C. F. Shimmin; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by G. A. Savell, as hotel; insurance, $5,000; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, defective chimney igniting woodwork. 

Saturday, 16th, 1-36 P.M. Box 85. 
No. 394 Tremont st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 16th, 7-19 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 12 Fulton st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 17th, 1-24 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 55 Kneeland st. Owned by H. W. Savage; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by J. H. Little, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 17th, 11-24 A.M. Box 642. 

No. 300 Paris st. Owned by B. F. Woolley ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by William Cooney, as dwelling; originated in chimney; 
cause, burning soot in chimney. 

Sunday, 17th, 7-56 P.M. Box 454. 
Cause, grass-fire in Soraerville. 

Sunday, 17th, 8-02 P.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 11 and 13 Salem st. Owned by Niles estate; occupied by 
A. Sternberg, as clothing; loss, $19; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
awning; cause, cigar thrown from window. 

Sunday, 17th, 11-13 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 620 Tremont st. Owned by E. V. Tufts; occupied by E. M. 
Crawford, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting 
curtain. 

Monday, 18th, 1-25 A.M. Box 67. 

Bennett and Washington sts. Cause, slacking of lime in street. 

Tuesday, 19th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 163 and 165 Oliver st. Owned by W. B. Crocker; loss, $150; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by Boston Electrical Welding Co., as 
workrooms; loss, $32; insurance, $25,000; originated in basement; 
cause, explosion of kerosene gas in oil tank. 

Remarks. — John G-ood, while repairing the tank, carelessly took a 
lighted candle too near the same, igniting the^gas and causing the 
explosion He was fatally injured and l'emoved to the hospital, where 
he died. 



Keport of Fire Department. 47 

Tuesday, 19th, 0-20 P.M. Still. 
Sterling st. Cause, bonfire burning rubbish. 

Tuesday, 19th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Morton st. Owned by J. C. Talbot; occupied by D. 
Upham, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Tuesday, 19th, 5-46 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 243 Medford st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar on 
wharf. 

Tuesday, 19th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 
Harrison ave. Cause, bonfire in rubbish, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 20lh, 5-48 P.M. Box 92. 

No. 47 Huntington ave. Cause, plumber's pot igniting woodwork ; 
no damage. 

Wednesday, 20th, 10-19 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 48 Berlin st. Owned by A. Scotland; loss, $24; insurance, 
$2,600; occupied by James Lavin, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 21st, 6-35 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 12 Fulton st. Owned by F. G. Smith ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$500; occupied by E. and M. Holton, as galvanizing works; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated smelting-furnace. 

Thursday, 21st, 5-46 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 31 Gold st. Owned by James Gannon; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by James Gannon, as wood-sheds; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, boys setting fire to excelsior. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-29 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 7 Ferry st. Cause, bonfire in the street. 

Saturday, 23d, 4-53 P.M. Box 436. 

No. 22 N. Mead st. Owned by A. H. Allen estate; loss, $3; 
occupied by P. White, as stable ; loss, $2 ; originated on outside ; 
cause, boys playing with matches. 

Saturday, 23d, 6-371 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 338 Hanover st. Cause, children playing with fire; needless 
alarm. 

Saturday, 23d, 7-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 377 Main st. Owned by E. L. Chamberlain; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by S. C. Litchfield', as dwelling; loss, $2; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, smoking in bed.. 

Sunday, 24th, 0-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 532 E. Sixth st. Owned by Thos. McDowell; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Thos. McDowell, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 



48 City Document No. 13. 



Sunday, 24th, 1-10 P.M. Box 25. 

No. 4 N. Grove st. Owned by John Trull ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by John Short et als., as dwelling; originated on 
roof ; cause, supposed careless use of pipe. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-10 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 119 Berkeley st. Owned by W. H. Agry ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by E. H. Richards et als., as dwelling; insurance, 
$6,000; originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-43 P.M. Box 96. 

O. C. freight tard. Cause, burning rubbish under platform of 
sheds. 

Monday, 25th, 1-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 500 Harrison ave. Owned by A. R. Whittier; loss, $5; oc- 
cupied by J. Crowley, as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 25th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Highland ave. Owned by S. P. Allen ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by H. I. Lynn, as dwelling; originated on outside; 
cause, hot ashes igniting barrel and setting lire to building. 

Monday, 25th, 9-22 P.M. Box 521. 

No. 132 Green st. Owned by Blackburn heirs; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $8,500; occupied by H. and B. Blackburn et als., as grocery; 
loss, $51 ; insurance, $6,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 25th, 10-17 P.M. Box 421. 

No. 10 Chamber st. Owned by Hunnewell heirs ; loss, $12 ; in- 
sm-ance, $1,000; occupied by G. M. Bowditch, as blacksmith; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 26th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
Hoosac Tunnel Docks. Cause, overheated thermostadt. 

Wednesday, 27th, 5-45 P.M. Box 213. 

No. 88 Hampden st. Owned by T. F. Dolan; occupied by T. F. 
Dolan, as stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches 
in hay-loft. 

Wednesday, 27th, 11-37 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 38 Edinboro 1 st. Owned by Matthews estate ; loss, $28 ; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by Mary H. Snow, as dwelling; loss, $30; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 3cl floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 28th, 4-10 P.M. Box 317. 

Ceylon st. Owned by N. Y. & N. E. R.R. ; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $900; occupied by H. H. Graham, as dwelling; loss, $75; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 28th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 117 Meridian st. Owned by E. L. Grueby ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by S. E. F. Grueby, as variety store; loss, $17; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting decora- 
tions. 



Keport of Fire Department. 49 



Friday, 29th, 8-31 A.M. Box 323. 

No. 69 Commercial st. Owned by John Donahue ; loss, $16 ; in- 
surance, $1,200 ; occupied by Edward Sears, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Friday, 29th, 6-03 P.M. Still. 

Dorchester ave. and B. st. Cause, sparks from locomotive 
igniting bridge. 

Saturday, 30th, 3-51 A.M. Box 829. 

Cor. of Warren and Allston sts. Owned by Lee Hammond ; 
loss, $4,760; insurance; $3,000; unfinished dwelling; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Sunday, 31st, 11-271 P-M. Box 231. 

No. 17 Winslow ST. Owned by L. Gilbert; loss, $300 ; insurance, 
$300; owned by M. Curley; loss, $25; insurance, $5,000; occupied by 
I. R. Davis, as grocery; loss, $305; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor, extended to M. Curley's dwelling ; cause unknown. 



JUNE. 

Monday, 1st, 8-54 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 21 Morton st. Owned by I. Goodman; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by L. Rubinovitz, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 2d, 8-01, 8-19 A.M. Box 47. 

Nos. 99 and 101 Broad st. Owned by Boardman heirs; loss, 
$3,103; insurance, $30,000 ; occupied by West & Jenney, as drugs; 
loss, $56,813; insurance, $74,750; occupied by Allen & Berry, as 
printing; loss, $11,317; insurance, $27,950; occupied by Turner & 
Butler, as printing; loss, $585; insurance, $1,500; occupied by C. M. 
Landers, as office; loss, $110; insurance, $750; occupied by B. Meisel, 
as lithographer; loss, $2,304; insurance, $5,275; occupied by H. L. 
Bowker & Co., as chemists ; loss, $126 ; insiu-ance, $14,500 ; originated 
on 5th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting camphor vapor. 

Remarks. — Hosemen Corea and Smith, of Engine No. 25, were over- 
come by smoke, and Ladderman M. C. Porell, of Ladder No. 8, was 
severely burned on hands. 

Tuesday, 2d, 6-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 479 Broadway. Owned by C. S. Whitman ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. W. F. Wilson, as apothecary; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting naphtha 
vapor. 

Wednesday, 3d, 9-36 A.M. Box 86. 

No. 1631 Washing-ton st. Owned by Stephen Smith; insurance, 
$12,000 ; occupied by A. Fellows & Co., as grocery ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
originated in basement ; cause, explosion of naphtha. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 85 West Canton st. Owned by M. Berwin ; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by W. Wallace, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



50 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 3d, 4-15 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 10 Tremont court. Owned by S. Cary ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by John McGinn, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, burning of meat on stove ; needless. 

Thursday, 4th, 3-22 P.M. Box 23. 

Nos. 43 and 45 Green st. Owned by Wm. K. Porter; loss, $525; 
insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by Bouve, Crawford, & Co. et als., as shoe- 
store ; loss, $25; insurance, $3,300; originated on 2d floor; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 4th, 7-38 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 35 Village st. Owned by M. D. Bi'ooks ; insurance, $25,000 ; 
occupied by E. Hartshorn et als., as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 5-05 P.M. Box 847. 

No. 88 Parsons st. Owned by C. Smith ; loss, $41 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by C. E. Towne, as dwelling; loss, $32; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, clothes taking fire from stove. 



Friday, 5th, 7-43 P.M. Box 192. 

No. 2 Tuttle ave. Owned by C. A. Bray ; loss, $118 ; insurance, 
$600; occupied by C. A. Bray, as stable; loss, $250; insurance, $600; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 8-08 P.M. Still. 

Hancock sq. Owned by W. W. Nichols; occupied by W. W. 
Nichols, as stable ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-41 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 8 Isabella st. Owned by D. G. Haskins; loss, $4; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by U. Jedong et als., as dwelling ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Sunday, 7th, 2-28 P.M. Box 137. 

No. 687 E. Fourth ST. Owned by W. S. Blanchard ; loss, $170; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. F. Foster, as bakery; loss, $112; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 8th, 0-01 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 7 and 9 West First st. Owned by P. Lally & Co. ; loss, 
$10; occupied by W. G. Comee, as store sheds; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 8th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 60 Clinton st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 

Monday, 8th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Shawmut ST. Owned by J. Eichorn ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by J. Ayers, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
candle igniting: curtain. 



Keport of Fire Department. 51 



Tuesday, 9th, 1 P.M. Box 315. 

No. 38 Howard ave. Owned by W. E. Woodward; loss, $10; oc- 
cupied by W: E. Woodwai'd, as laboratory; loss $15; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of jug of alcohol on stove. 

Tuesday, 9th, 3-42 P.M. Box 718. 

Court sq. Owned by C. U. Cotting, agent ; occupied by J. R. 
Whipple, as Young's Hotel ; cause, false alarm. 

Tuesday, 9th, 5-44 P.M. Still. 

No. 44 Central wharf. Cause, overheated thermostadt; auto- 
matic. 

Tuesday, 9th, 5-49 P.M. Still. 

No. 119 Salem st. Owned by Ratchesky estate ; loss, $98 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. Monahan, as dwelling; loss, $50 origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, building fire with kerosene. 

Remarks. — Michael Monahan, a young son of the occupant, was 
severely burned, and removed to the hospital. 

Tuesday, 9th, 6-09 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 191 Pleasant st. Owned by G. W. Page; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Nelson Bowden, as dwelling; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 9th, 8-16 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 22 Harvard pl. Owned by D. L. Demmon ; occupied by A. R. 
Chadwick, as machinist ; loss, $10; insurance, $500 ; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 10th. 2-44 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 15 Ward st. Owned by Bates College ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
M. Kenney et als., as stable; insurance, $1,500; originated on out- 
side in rubbish ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 10th, 7-45 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 10 Moon st. Owned by John Drynan ; loss, $41 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by James F. Kane, as dwelling; loss, $100; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 10th, 11-01, 11-09 P.M. Box 122. 

No. 292 Dorchester st. Owned by Chas. Blumberg; loss, $2,875; 
insurance, $3,716 ; occupied by Shales & May, as furniture ; loss, 
$7,201; insurance, $7,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, furnace 
igniting woodwork. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Pine, of Hose No. 10, severely injured his leg 
by falling from roof; Ladderman Hutchinson and Spillane, of Hook 
and Ladder No. 5, were injured on hands from falling glass. 

Wednesday, 10th, 11-54 P.M. Box 829. 

Allston and Warren sts. Owned by Thomas Perkins ; loss, 
$4,500; insurance, $5,000 ; unoccupied dwelling; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 11th, 2-221 A.M. Box 521. 
Brookside ave. and Green st. Owned by J. P. Shaw; loss, 
$207 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by J. P. Shaw, as dry-house ; insur- 
ance, $2,700; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



52 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 11th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 164 Tremont ST. Owned by A. C. Hutchinson ; loss, $4; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by Savage King et als., as gents 1 goods, 
etc.; loss, $10; insurance, $15,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
cigar thrown on awning. 

Thursday, 11th, 3-03h P.M. Box 833. 

Washington st. Owned by A. N. Munroe; loss, $1,550; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by W. D. Rudd et als., as stable, etc.; loss, 
$445 ; insurance, $3.300 ; originated in stable, extended to adjoining 
building ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

Temple pl., near Tremont st. Cause, electric motor igniting 
car of West End R.R. ; damage, $15. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-22 P.M. Box 5. 

Nos. 30 and 32 Lancaster st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, 
$1,889: insurance, $6,000; occupied by Wire Mattress Co., as bed 
stock; loss, $188; insurance, $700; occupied by E. W. Towne & Co., 
as moulders; loss, $377; insurance. $800; occupied by I. McLean, as 
carpenter; loss, $400; insurance, $800; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 11th, 8-19 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Tremont row. Owned by J. S. Bailey; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by C. K. Mitchell, as variety store ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; originated in basement; cause, cloth on stove igniting. 

Friday, 12th, 2-01h P.M. Box 215. 

No. 110 Kendall st. Cause, bonfire in yard igniting fence. Dam- 
age, $10. 

Saturday, 13th, 3-23h A.M. Box 62. 

No. 112 Warrenton st. Owned by H. L. Perry; loss, $325; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by C. Simonds, as clothing; loss, $470; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 13th, 3-37 P. 31. Box 465. 

Remarks. — This fire was over the line, in Somerville ; Capt. Kimball, 
of Engine No. 32, was cut on hand by glass. 

Saturday, 13th, 7 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 37 Fleet st. Owned by G. R. Sneadon ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$400 ; occupied by G. Letteiri, as grocery ; loss, $9 ; insurance, $300 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, gas from leaky pipe igniting. 

Saturday, 13th, 10-14 A.M. Box 114. 

No. 175 West Third st. Owned by R. Patterson ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by J. Patterson, as dwelling; cause, smoke from stove mis- 
taken for fire. 

Saturday, 13th, 5-19 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 31 Medford st. Owned by Thomas Butler; loss, $7 ; insm-ance, 
$2,000; occupied by Michael Isia, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 



Report of Fire Department. 53 



Sunday, 14th, 0-09 A.M. Box 451. 

No. 1 Corey court. Owned by J. Murphy; loss, $70; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by J. Downer et als., as dwelling; loss, $15 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 14th, 5-40 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 68 Beach st. Owned by Potter estate ; cause, careless use of 
naphtha stove. 

Sunday, 14th, 8-23 P.M. Still. 
Ward st. Cause, bonfire in rubbish on dump. 

Monday, 15th, 10-40 A.M. Box 93. 

No. 52 Union park st. Owned by J. B. Haynes ; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Annie Smith, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated in base- 
ment; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 3-13 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 965 Tremont st. Owned by James Stevens; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by D. A. Munro, as dwelling; loss, $50 ; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 15th, 10-54 P.M. Box 461. 
Cause, bonfire on the Marsh in Somerville. 

Tuesday, 16th, 1 A.M. Box 614. 

No. 408 Maverick st. Owned by M. J. Higgins ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $200; occupied by M. J. Higgins, as dwelling; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $150; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-15 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 9 and 11 Brattle ST. Owned by W. K. Blodgett; loss, $75; 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by Goodwin & liiinbach, as hotel; 
loss, $225 ; insurance, $27,419 ; originated in air-shaft outside ; cause, 
soot in air-shaft igniting. 

Tuesday, 16th, 4-55 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 121 Haverhill st. Owned by B. R. Mitchell ; cause, safety 
plug blowing out of boiler, filling the building with steam. 

Tuesday, 16th, 7-20 P.M. SHU. 
Rutherford ave. Cause, bonfire on dumping-ground, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 16th, 10-35 P. M. Still . 
'■ West Canton st. Cause, bonfire. 

Tuesday, 16th, 10-37 P.M. Box 133. 

No. 63 Newman st. Owned by Ann Ford; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless smoking on lounge. 

Tuesday, 16th, 11-21 P.M. Box 465. 
Cause, needless alarm, bonfire on the marsh off Carter st. 



54 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 17th, 7-09 A.M. Still. 

No. 51 Greek st. Owned by I. H. Rich; loss, $27; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Plymouth Rock Pants Co., as clothing; loss, $30; 
insurance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause, lire-crackers thrown 
in window. 

Wednesday, 17th, 0-30 P.M. Box 532. 

Canterbury st. Owned by Robert Noonan; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Robert Noonan, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney 
burning; no damage. 

Wednesday, 17th, 2-26 P.M. Box 221. 
Cary st. Cause, set by boys in cai - -load of lumber, on O. C. R.R. 
Remarks. — Owned by Wm. Curtis Sons; loss, $25; insurance, $400. 

Wednesday, 17th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 41 Main st. Owned by A. Teele ; loss, $2 ; occupied by M. 
McAllister, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 17th, 7-19 P.M. Box 638. 

Border st. Owned by Boston Dyewood & Chemical Co. ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Boston D}^ewood & Chemical Co., as dye- 
stuffs ; insurance, $25,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated 
stills igniting woodwork. 

Wednesday, 17th, 7-25 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 316 West Fourth st. Owned by Michael McGee; loss, $5; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Michael McGee, as dwelling; loss, $5; 
insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 8-48 P.M. Still. 
"West Eagle st. Cause, bonfire. 

Thursday, 18th, 9-50 A.M. Box 263. 

No. 48 Sheridan ave. Owned by J. F. French, agent; insurance, 
$4,465; occupied by J. Keilty el als., as dwelling; loss, $111; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting clothing. 

Thursday, 18th, 0-46 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 24 Summer st. Owned by Pickett estate; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by C. C. Moulton et als., as dining-room, etc. ; loss, $150; in- 
surance, $175,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of fat on stove 
in kitchen. 

Thursday, 18th, 7-03 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 13 Central wharf. Owned by A. H. Sears ; loss, $1,075 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Venable Tobacco Co., as tobaccos; 
loss, $757; insurance, $1,000; occupied by E. Solomon, as cigars, etc. ; 
loss, $370; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Evans & Sons et als., as 
storage, etc. ; loss, $2,357 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Alles & 
Fisher, as tobacco; loss, $3,175; insurance, $10,000; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 19th, 3-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Arch pl. Owned by C. Crane ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Mary Houghton, as dwelling; loss, $30 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective flue. 



Report of Fire Department. 55 

Friday, 19th, 7-07 P.M. Box 112. 

~$0. 8 Ontario st. Owned by Wm. B. Menclum ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. McLaughlin, as dwelling; cause, needless alarm, 
smoky chimney. 

Friday, 19th, 8-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Lincoln st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 20th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 101 Athens st. Owned by Wm. Farrell ; loss, $12 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Thomas Welch, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 21st, 0-31 A.M. Box 679. 

Gladstone st. Owned by M. Chase ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by M.Chase, as dwelling; loss, $100; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 2 2d, 6-30 A.M. Box 67. 

No. 24 Oak st. Owned by W. J. Willson; loss, $602; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by H. S.Fletcher, as dwelling; loss, $350; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 22d, 9-17 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 249 Paris st. Owned by J. C. Crowley estate ; loss, $12 ; 
insurance, $1,750; occupied by O. Lindstrom, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 63 Newman st. Owned by Ann Ford ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Ann Ford, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 23d, 10-40 P.M. Boxes 46 and 47. 

Nos. 136 to 140 Pearl st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $3,725; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by N. E. Newspaper Union, as printei-s ; 
loss, $2,057; insurance, $13,0u0 ; occupied by Murphy Varnish Co., 
as salesroom ; loss, $53 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by D. Lothrop 
& Co. el als., as publishers ; loss, $2,713 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by 
John C. Rand et als., as printer, etc.; loss, $250; insurance, $16,000; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-44 A.M. Box 93. 

No. 72 W. Dedham st. Owned by D. Doherty; loss, $142; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by D. Doherty, as grocery, etc. ; loss, $500 ; 
insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of 
candle. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-52 A.M. Still. 

No. 49 Hull st. Owned by Thomas Rafferty; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Wm. McLaughlin, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 3-30 P.M. Box 461. 
Cause, false alarm. 



56 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 24th, 4-43 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 18 Hanover st. Owned by C. A. and H. Williams; occupied 
by C. D. Stevens, as milliner; loss,"$10; insurance, $1,000; originated 
in basement ; cause, electric-light wires. 

Wednesday, 24th, 5-16 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 224 Border st. Owned by J. S. Weeks; insurance, $200; 
occupied by D. McKenney, as blacksmith; originated on roof ; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-49 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 123 Stanieoud st. Owned by F. Estabrook ; loss, $18 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by L. Zerega, as fruits ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overflowing of gasoline lamp. 

Thursday, 25th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. and First st. Cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 26th, 11-32 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 76 Albion st. Owned by R. Solomon ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by M. Tucker, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 26th, 9-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 284 Main st. Owned by G. H. Denner; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by J. Barrett, as fruits; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 26th, 10-51 P.M. Still. 

No. 76 Charles st. Owned' by B. S. Roberts; occupied by M. J. 
Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 27th, 0-01 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 210 Eliot st. Owned by James Devine ; loss, $24 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occirpied by E. F. Wedeen el als., as physician, etc.; loss, 
$35; insurance, $5,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
curtain. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-04 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 219 Hanover st. Owned by C. E. Crane; loss, $24; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by P. B. Marks, as dwelling; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 3d floor; cause, ignition of oil in kerosene 
stove. 

Saturday, 27th, 8-52 P.M. Box 8. 

No. 144 Friend st. Owned by Peak heirs ; loss, $781 ; insurance, 
$4,990; occupied by J. Palmer, as restaurant; loss, $70; insurance, 
$800 ; occupied by G. Landers, as leathers ; loss, $959 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by D. W. Foster, as robes, etc.; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
Wyoming st. Cause, hot coals in coke pile. 

Sunday, 28th, 7-44 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 375 W. Second st. Owned by John Hurley; insurance, 
$4,500; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on outside of building; cause, 
incendiary. 



Report of Fire Department. 57 



Monday, 29th, 3-45 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 8G Harrison ave. Owned by H. D. Taylor; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by J. F. Lawton, as furniture; insurance, $1,700; 
originated in basement; cause, gasoline furnace in use by plumbers. 

Monday, 29th, 6-32 P.M. Box 43. 

No. 496 Washington st. Owned by Massachusetts Hospital Life 
Insurance Co.; loss, $27; insurance, $18,000; occupied by Springer 
Bros, et als., as cloaks, etc. ; insurance, $15,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, electric-light wires. 

Monday, 29th, 8-13 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 172 W. Brookline st. Owned by F. H. Fairfield; loss, $15; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by F. H. Fairfield, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 29th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Maywood st. Cause, wood-pile set on fire by boys. 

Tuesday, 30lh, 3-03 P.M. Box 638. 

No. 266 Border st. Owned by W. F. Green & Sons ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by W. F. Green & Sons, as shipwrights; originated 
on roof ; cause, sparks from smoke-stack. 

Remarks. — While responding to this alarm, Engine No. 11 run 
over a citizen named John DeCourcy, near the corner of Bennington 
and Prescott streets, killing him almost instantly. 

Tuesday, 30th, 3-36 P.M. Box 459. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by B. & M. Railroad Co. ; occupied by 
B. & M. R.R. Co., as hay-sheds; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 30th, 10-27 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 99 Court st. Owned by Merriam heirs; occupied by C. W. 
White & Co., as trusses, etc., originated on 6th floor; cause, sparks 
from forge. 



JULY. 

Wednesday, 1st, 9-31 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 39 Edinboro' ST. Owned by O. W. Mory; loss, $23; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by F. W. Cowling, as dwelling ; loss, $98 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Wednesday, 1st, 9-54 A.M. Box 35. 

School and Tremont sts. Owned by H. D. Parker heirs; loss, 
$690; insurance, $353,500; occupied by J. R. Whipple & Co., as 
hotel; loss, $297 ; insurance, $175,500 ; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
rats and matches, supposed. 

Wednesday, 1st, 10-02 P.M. Still. 
Bromley st. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 



58 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 2d, 8-24 P.M. Box 37. 

Nos. 33 and 35 Doane ST. Owned by J. J. May; loss, $106; in 
surance, $4,000 ; occupied by H. M. Harper, as painter ; loss, $39 
insurance, $500; occupied by J. S. Rankin, as carpenter; loss, $32 
insurance, $200; occupied by C. C. Robbins, as painter; loss, $49 
insurance, $200; occupied by L. Silverstein, as cigars, etc.; loss, 
$1,667 ; insurance, $2,800; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 3d, 4-23 A.M. Box 411. 

Austin st. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; loss, $300 ; occu- 
pied by State of Massachusetts, as prison ; loss, $100 ; originated in 
chapel ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 3d, 4 P.M. Box 459. 

Boston & Maine R.R. track. Car-load of hay on track; car owned 
by Grand Trunk; damage, $30; hay owned by Hosruer, Crampton, 
& Co. ; loss, $150 ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 3d, 4-26 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 34 Bennett st. Owned by Perkins estate; loss, $110; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by G. H. Fruean et als., as baker; insurance, 
$550 ; originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 3d, 8-23 P.M. Box 835. 

Cambridge st. Owned by St. Joseph's Academy ; loss, $10 ; un- 
occupied barn ; originated in loft ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 3d, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
Lowell st. Cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 3d, 9-16 P.M. Box 315. 
Dudley st. Cause, bonfire in wood-pile. 

Friday, 3d, 10-23, 10-32 P.M. Box 839. 

No. 547 Western ave. Owned by G. Fuller & Son; loss, $1,300; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by G. Fuller & Son, as lumber; loss, 
$7,500 ; insurance, $16,000 ; originated in lumber-pile, extended to 
sheds ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Friday, 3d, 10-24 P.M. Still. 
Pitts st. Cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 3d, 10-24 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 100 Decatur st. Cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 3d, 10-47 P.M. Still. 
Paris and Marion sts. Cause, boys building bonfire. 

Friday, 3d, 11 P.M. Still. 
Poplar st. Cause, bonfire. 

Friday, 3d, 11-05 P.M. Still. 
Spring st. Cause, bonfire. 



Eeport of Fire Department. 59 

Friday, 3d, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
Lowell st. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-07 P.M. Box 459. 
Rutherford ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-47 A.M. Still. 
Bromley park. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 4th, 0-50 A.M. Still. 
Porter and London sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-02 A.M. Box 129. 

No. 41 West Seventh st. Owned by G-. Johnston ; loss, $13 ; in- 
surance, $1,800 ; occupied by Mary Murphy, as dwelling ; originated 
on roof; cause, fireworks. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-091 A.M. Box 516. 
Washington st. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-10 A.M. Still. 
Eutaw and Meridian sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-12 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 65 Berkeley st. Owned by J. J. McCormick ; loss, $138 ; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by O. J. Hobbs et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$26; insurance, $1,000; originated on awning ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4lh, 1-20 A.M. Still. 
Havre and Brooks sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-29 A.M. Box 66. 

No. 49 Chapman st. Owned by I. L. Moore; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by S. First et als., as grocery, etc. ; loss, $9 ; insurance, $800 ; 
originated on awning ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-03h A.M. Box 521. 

No. 113 Brookside ave. Owned by J. P. Shaw ; occupied by J. P. 
Shaw, as sheds; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-12 A.M. Still. 
Paris and Marion sts. Cause, bonfire. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-14 A.M. Still. 

Old Colony R.R. track. Owned by Old Colony R.R. ; loss, $50; 
unoccupied tool-house ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 4th, 4 A.M. Box 417. 

No. 94 Austin st. Owned by Boston & Maine R.R. ; occupied by 
Boston & Maine R.R., as storehouse; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 4-15 A.M. Still. 

South and Poplar sts. Cause, bonfire. 



60 City Document No. 13. 



Saturday, 4th, 4-391 A.M. Box 66. 

No. 35 Middlesex st. Owned by E. E. Reed; loss, $18 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by E. E. Reed, as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, struck by lightning. 

Saturday, 4th, 7-29 A.M. Box 128. 

No. 487 Swett st. Owned by W. J. Lewis ; loss, $90 ; insurance, 
$2,600 ; occupied by Sherman Club, as hall ; originated in basement ; 
cause, careless use of cigar. 

Saturday, 4th, 11-13 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 22 Battery st. Owned by J. B. Albertson ; loss, $4; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Mary Nugent, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-51 P.M. Box 631. 

No. 78 Border st. Owned by Atlantic Works; insurance, $120,- 
000 ; occupied by Atlantic Works, as stable, etc. ; originated on roof ; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-23 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 225 W. Chkster park. Owned by Charles Resteen ; loss, 
$125; insurance, $15,000; occupied by J. F. Morse et als., as dwell- 
ing; insurance, $1,500; originated on awning; cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 31 and 33 Poplar st. Owned by Dr. Whitcomb ; insurance, 
$2,50l); occupied by W. H. Jenness, as store, etc. ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement; cause, fire-crackers thrown in window. 

Saturday, 4lh, 8-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 S. Eden st. Owned by A. H. Allen estate ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. A. Howard, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
Orleans and Everett sts. Cause, fire on roof of shed. 

Saturday, 4th, 8-21 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 23 Dover st. Owned by M. G. Knapp ; loss, $568 ; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by D. R. Campbell, as dwelling; loss, $136; insur- 
ance, $1,250; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of fireworks. 

Saturday, 4th, 9-09 P.M. Box 139. 

No. 467 E. Third st. Owned by E. J. Trainer; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, 
fireworks. 

Saturday, 4th, 9-29 P.M. Box 845. 

No. 297 N. Beacon st. Owned by John Shaughnessy; loss, $5; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by M. Needham, as dwelling; originated 
on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 4th, 11-07 P.M. Box 7. 
Poplar st. Cause, bonfire. 



Report of Fire Department. 61 

Sunday, 5th, 10-38 A.M. Still. 
No. 480 Parker st. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Sunday, 5th, 10-38 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 106 Cambridge st. Owned by J. M. Shute ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by L. Solomon, as shoe store; loss, $15; insurance, $2,200 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 5th, 11-12 A.M. Box 133. 

No. 250 E. Ninth st. Owned by C. Lansman; occupied by C. 
Lansman, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 5th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 
East Ninth, near I st. Cause fire-crackers in dry-dock. 

Sunday, 5th, 0-35 P.M. Box 545. 

Ballard st. Owned by W. L. Russell; loss, $10; insurance, $700 ; 
occupied by W. L. Russell, as stable; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
outside ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 5th, 3-53 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 222 Main st. Cause, fire-crackers in wood-pile. 

Monday, 6th, 5-45 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 21 Pine st. Owned by E. A. Rogers; loss, $191; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by E. F. Dunne, as dwelling; loss, $31 ; insurance, 
$600; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 6lh, 11-17 A.M. Box 453. 

Remarks. — Careless use of fire in old building in process of demoli- 
tion on Tufts wharf ; no damage. 

Monday, 6th, 2-091 P.M. Box 462. 

B. & M. freight yard. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Fire in car-load of hay, owned by Hosmer, Crampton, & 
Co. ; damage to car, $10 ; to hay, $100. 

Monday, 6th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 82 Rutherford ave. Owned by John J. Donovan; loss, 
$6; insurance, $2,000; occupied by C. Brackett et als., as dwelling; 
loss, $5 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 6th, 5-31 P.M. Box 217. 

Cart st. 

Remarks. — Car-load of manure on Providence R.R. track, set on fire 
by boys ; no damage. 

Monday, 6th, 11-21 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 53 Eliot st. Owned by H. A. Church, trustee ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Wazzuske Bros., as fancy goods; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



62 City Document No. 13. 



Tuesday, 7th, 8-43, 8-50 A.M. Box 419. 

Nos. 20 to 24 Stacey st. Owned by Sarah R. Mann ; loss, $2,500 ; 
insurance, $2,800. No. 22 Stacey st. Owned by E. D. Brooks ; loss, 
$130; insurance, $500. Nos. 19 and 21 Phipps st. Owned by E. D. 
Brooks ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $800 ; occupied by G. B. Howard, as 
stable ; loss, $246 ; insurance, $5,750 ; occupied by Whipple & Co., as 
stable ; loss, $835 ; insurance, $2,900 ; occupied by J. L. Lawrence, 
as stable; loss, $32; insurance, $1,850; occupied by A. N. Cook,, as 
dwelling ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $200 ; originated on 1st floor No 24, 
extended to surrounding buildings ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-02h A.M. Box 412. 

No. 245 Main st. Owned by A. N. Cook et als. ; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by G. A. Laws et als., as dwellings, etc. ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from fire in Stacey st. 

Tuesday, 7th, 0-18 P.M. Box 419. 

No. 30 Lincoln st. Owned by F. H. Wellington ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. Jenner et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 6-58 P.M. Box 419. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by Boston Ice Co. ; loss, $688 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by F. E. Shepard & Co., as furniture factory; loss, 
$4,494; insurance, $7,000; originated in shaving-shute ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 11-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 149£ Dover st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Kent st. Owned by L. Killduff ; loss, $60 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by L. Killduff, as dwelling ; loss, $120 ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-57 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 4 Winchester st. Owned by J. Stephenson ; occupied by M. 
Durney, as dwelling ; loss, $3 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet 
igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 9th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 438 Neponset ave. Owned by J. Claffy ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$800 ; occupied by M. McMorrow, as shoe-store ; loss, $28 ; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 7-03 A.M. Box 78. 

Bemarks. — Boiling over of kettle of pitch in City Yard, No. 650 
Albany street. 

Thursday, 9th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 44 Cooper st. Owned by A. Cannon; loss, $10; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied b} r several families, as dwellings ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 10th, 3-12 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 289 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. Maguire ; insurance, $4,500 ; 
occupied by J. Maguire, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause unknown. 



Keport of Fire Department. 63 



Saturday, 11th, 7 A.M. Still. 

No. 14 Westminster st. Owned by N. dishing; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Wm. McDougall, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 11th, 11-50 A.M. Box 134. 

No. 162 West Sixth st. Owned by W. Kauffmann; loss, $50; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by W. Kauffmann, as dwelling ; origi- 
nated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Remarks. — John Ray, of Engine No. 1, was painfully injured by 
being knocked down by a ladder, while connecting the engine to a 
hydrant. 

Saturday, 11th, 1-02 P.M. Box 645. 

No. 406 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt; occupied by Foster & 
Towle, as carpenters ; originated on outside ; cause, sparks from 
hoisting-en gine . 

Saturday, 11th, 2-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 521 Washington st. Owned by F. L. Ames; insurance, 
$50,000 ; occupied by M. H. Waterhouse, as corsets ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, fusing of electric wires. 

Saturday, 11th, 4-45 P.M. Box 443. 

No. 19 Hudson st. Owned by M. Meade ; loss, $36 ; insurance, 
"; occupied by M. Meade, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 11th, 10-37 P.M. Still. 

No. 101 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by W. A. Gaston ; loss, $36 ; 
insurance, $11,000; occupied by H. E. Townsend, as dwelling; loss, 
$115; insurance, $2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 2-541 A.M. Box 819. 

Western ave. Owned by Boston Varnish & Chemical Co. ; loss, 
$800; occupied by Boston Varnish & Chemical Co.; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $700; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 4-10 A.M. Box 45. 

No. 90 and 92 Federal st. Owned by Jonas Fitch; loss, $960 ; 
insurance, $31,500 ; occupied by Hill & Langtry, as harnesses ; loss, 
$1,575; insurance, $29,000; occupied by Potter & Potter et ala., as 
printers, etc. ; loss, $2,788 ; insurance, $47,500 ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 12th, 10-29 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 167 Pleasant st. Owned by A. H. Allen ; loss, $104 ; insur- 
ance, $17,750; occupied by E. Ross et als., as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 12th, 4-44 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 100 Shawmut ave. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for 
fire. 

Sunday, 12th, 8-43 P.M. Still. 

No. 148 Court ST. Owned by T. A. Rich; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by T. O. Drinkwater, as dwelling; loss, $10; insarance, $1,500; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 



64 City Document No. 13. 



Monday, 13th, 3-32 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 17 Columbia st. Owned by James Minehan ; loss, $210 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by D. Bartlett, as dwelling'; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by M. Kenney, as dwelling; loss, $75; occupied by Mary Shea, 
as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 13th, 4-511 P.M. Box 133. 

East Ninth st. Cause, bonfire set by boys, damaged the shed 
owned by F. Kelly to the extent of $5; no insurance. 

Tuesday, 14th, 7-59 A.M. Box 513. 

Bismarck st. Owned by Boylston Brewing Co ; insurance, $30,000 ; 
occupied by Boylston Brewing Co., as brewery; insurance, $50,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Tuesday, 14th, 1-12 P.M. Box 546. 

Cass st. Owned by Whittemore Bros. ; unoccupied ice house ; 
originated on ground floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 15th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 72 Fayette st. Cause, children playing with matches and 
kerosene in basement. 

Wednesday, 15th, 10-41 P.M. Box 92. 

No. 167 Huntington ave. Owned by G. H. Eaton ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by D. Goodnow ei als., as dwelling; loss, $10; 
insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 8-02 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 62 Albion ST. Owned by Joseph Bassett ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by Mrs. Johnson, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 8-52 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 694 and 696 Washington st. Owned by Hill heirs; loss, 
$25 ; insurance, $85,000 ; occupied by Commonwealth Clothing Co. et 
als , as clothing, etc. ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $8,000 ; originated on awn- 
ing ; cause, cigar thrown from window. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-45 P.M. Box 313. 
Cause, light from lantern mistaken for fire in stable. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-22 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 39 K ST. Cause, light on roof mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 17th, 2-33 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 17 Wendell st. Owned by Andrew Weeks ; loss, $355 ; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by Swift Manufacturing Co., as electric 
bells; loss, $83; insurance, $1,000; occupied by E. Myers, as 
pomade.; loss, $200; insurance, $1,000; occupied by A. Holt & Co., as 
machinist; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 17th, 0-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 355 Shawmut ave. Cause, match thrown from window on 
awnin°\ 



Eeport of Fire Department. 65 

Friday, 17th, 0-13 P. M. Box 436. 
Rear of Quincy st. Fire in pile of old lumber; cause unknown. 

Friday, 17th, 4-12 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 65 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul ; loss, $801 ; insurance, 
$5,800; occupied by H. T. Hogan, as wood-worker; loss, $275; in- 
surance, $500 ; occupied by Johnson Bros., as wood- workers ; loss, $52 ; 
insurance, $1,200 ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 17th, 4-17 h P.M. Box 711. 
Cause, given for fire in Paul's mill ; needless. 

Friday, 17th, 9-01 P.M. Box 59. 

No. 256 Federal st. Cause unknown; bill-board on stable of E. 
S. Hamblin & Co. 

Saturday, 18th, 9-48 A.M. Still. 
No. 22 Sudbury st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Saturday, 18th, 7-22 P.M. Still. 

No. 90 Sudbury st. Cause, spontaneous combustion of rubbish in 
barrel. 

Saturday, 18th, 7-18h P.M. Box 549. 

No. 117 Child st. Owned by Thomas Minton ; insurance, $1,600; 
occupied by Mrs. Cassidy, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Sunday, 19th, 0-55 A.M. Box 67. 

No. 14 Oak st. Owned by J. B. Thomas; loss, $242; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by L. W. Phinney et als., as dwelling; loss, $16; 
insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 19th, 6-00 A.M. Still. 

No. 35 Greek st. Owned by Brown heirs ; loss, $38 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by I. Butler, as hotel; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause, breaking of lamp. 

Monday, 20th, 11-32 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 274 Bolton st. Owned by John May; loss, $50; insui'anee, 
$2,000; occupied by T. Leyden, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 20th, 7-16 P.M. Box 15. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 20th, 8 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 234 Main st. Owned by A. N. Cook; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by H. Goldstein, as shoe-shop ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 20th, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Milton pl. Cause, overheated thermostat. 



6Q City Document No. 13. 



Monday, 2Cth, 10-45 P.M. Box 373. 

No. 20 Mill st. Owned by Ellis Tippin ; loss, $1,025; insurance, 
$2,500 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 20th, 10-58 P.M. Box 371. 

Cause, needless alarm given for fire at No. 20 Mill street, by the 
watchman at Bufford's factory, under the supposition that no alarm had 
been given. 

Tuesday, 21st, 1-14 P.M. Box 459. 

No. 371 Rutherford ave. Owned by Niles Bros. ; loss. $350 ; 
insurance, $800 ; occupied by H. J. Bloice, as stable ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500: occupied by W. S. Nourse & Co., as stable; loss, $122; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 21st, 1-39 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 15 Bradford st. Owned by M. Harcourt; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by J. D. Whitenot, as dwelling; loss, $180; insurance, 
$1,200 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 21st, 1-57 P.M. Box 465. 
B. & M. R.R. track. Cause unknown. Car-load of excelsior 
owned by the Boston Excelsior Co. ; damage, $20. 

Tuesday, 21st, 4-35 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 35 Endicott st. Cause, bonfire set by boys in straw, in rear of 
stable. 

Wednesday, 22d, 0-19 P.M. Box 465. 

Cambridge st. Owned by F. E. Whitcomb ; loss, $13; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by F. E. Whitcomb, as stable; loss, $12; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by boys.^ 

Remarks. — Somerville Department present at this fire. 

Wednesday, 22d, 0-23 P.M. Box 456. 
Cause, needless alarm given for bonfire in Everett. 

Wednesday, 22d, 1-37 P.M. Box 419. 

Shurtleff court. Owned by Reed Bros. & Sawin ; loss, $1,775 ; 
insurance, $1,500 ; owned by Drivers' Union Ice Co. ; loss, $151 ; insur- 
ance, $8,589 ; occupied by Scott & Briggs, as stable ; loss, $176 ; insur- 
ance, $2,840 ; occupied by G. W. W. Cressey & Co., as stable ; loss, $126 ; 
insurance, $3,800 ; occupied by S. J. Zagar et als., as stable ; loss, $170 ; 
insurance, $520; occupied by Eastman Car Heater Co., as stoi-ehouse ; 
loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor, extended to adjoining stables ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 23d, 5-33 P.M. Box 61. 

Nos. 267 and 269 A Tremont st. Owned by A. B. Matthews ; loss, 
$3,659; insurance, $15,000 ; occupied by J. Waxman, as dwelling ; loss, 
$655 ; insurance, $1,550 ; occupied by J. Benzaquen et als., as dwelling ; 
loss, $800; insurance, $2,000; occupied by F. L. Taylor et als.. as 
dwelling; loss, $303; insurance, $200; occupied by C. Y. Sing, 
as Chinese goods; loss, $225; originated in basement; cause, incen- 
diary. 



Report of Fire Department. 67 



Thursday, 23d, 8-02 P.M. Box 465. 

B. & M. R.R. track. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Car-load of excelsior, owned by the Boston Excelsior Co. ; 
damage, $25. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 141 Hanover st. Owned by H. W. Hooper ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by C. A. Moffatt, as cigars; loss, $15; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on awning ; cause, sparks from fireworks in street. 

Friday, 24th, 5-13 A.M. Box 38. 

No. 257 Atlantic ave. Owned by H. M. Whitney ; occupied by G. 
F. Baxter, as dining-saloon ; loss, $50 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
explosion of gasoline stove. 

Friday, 24th, 8-47 A.M. Still. 
Cause, fire in Milton ; needless call for aid. 

Saturday, 25th, 2-04 A.M. Box 224. 

No. 64 Hunneman ST. Owned by F. W. Todd ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied b} T M. E. Powderly, as junk-store ; loss, $200 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 26th, 7-18 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 4 Sheridan pl. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 26th, 9-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 54 Cottage st. Owned by Ann Gallagher; loss, $1 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Ann Gallagher, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 6-53 P.M. Box 12. 

Nos. 36 and 39 Charlestown st. Owned by S. P. Langmaid heirs ; 
insurance, $15,500; occupied by W. Haskell & Co., as machinists; in- 
surance, $7,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



/, 27th, 10-15 P.M. Box 452. 
No. 48 Cook st. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 28th, 2-12 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 25 Lawrence st. Owned by M. K. Johnesson ; loss, $70 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by M. K. Johnesson, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; 
insurance, $1,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 28th, 4-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Sudbury st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Tuesday, 28th, 10-53 P.M. Box 537. 

Taft's court. Owned by G. S. Seaverns ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$100; occupied by G. S. Seaverns, as storage-sheds; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-05 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 261 Causeway st. Owned by N. Bobbins heirs ; occupied by N. 
Robbins heirs, as engine-room; originated in basement; cause, over- 
heated boiler igniting dust. 



68 City Document No. 13. 

Thursday, 30th, 10-27 A.M. Still. 
Mill st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar on wharf. 

Friday, 31st, 1-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Canal st. Owned by Lyman heirs; loss, $75; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by F. Pierce, as dining-room; insurance, $2,100; 
originated in basement ; cause, sparks from range. 

Friday, 31st, 7-07 P.M. Box 219. 

Rear No. 168 Ward ST. Owned by Patrick Nawn ; loss, $175; 
owned by Mary Lane; loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
Patrick Nawn, as stable ; loss, $25; occupied by C. Vennable. as dwell- 
ing; originated in stable, extended to dwelling; cause unknown. 

Friday, 31st, 10-45 P M. Still. 

No. 1 Kearsarge AVE. Owned by John F. Newton ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by J. La Rock, as dwelling; loss, $65; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 



AUGUST. 



Monday, 3d, 11-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 34 South Margin st. Owned by I. Burn stein ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance. $4,000 ; occupied by A. Londborg, as dwelling; loss, $17; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 3d, 9-40 P.M. Box 843. 

No. 164 Market st. Owned by G. W. Hollis ; loss, $11 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by F. Garvin, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Hannah Healy was seriously, and Mrs. F. N. Garvin 
badly, burned; the former being removed to the hospital. 

Tuesday, 4th, 9-33 A M. Box 5. 
No. 12 Lowell st. Cause, child falling from 2d-story window. 

Tuesday, 4th, 8-48 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 36 Windsor ST. Owned by Wm. Sohier; loss, $325 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by B. Slutzky, as dwelling; loss, $100; occupied by 
Andrew Frank ; loss, $1,100 ; insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 9-47 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 79 Wendell st. Owned by M. Doherty heirs ; loss, $75 ; in- 
surance, $20,000 ; occupied by Lubron Man'f'g Co., as factory ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, kettle of lubron 
igniting on stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 6-40 P.M. Box 835. 
Cambridge st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 



Report of Fire Department. 69 

Wednesday, 5th, 10-05 P.M. Box 435. 

No. 492 Medford st. Owned by Wm. O'Brien; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by C. Flynn, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 5th, 7-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 459 Broadway. Owned by H. R. Gray ; insurance, $3,500 ; oc- 
cupied by H. O. Goodwin, as painter; insurance, $400; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 6lh, 0-02 P.M. Box 69. 

Albany, near Troy st. Owned by O. H. Driscoe & Son ; loss, $18 ; 
insurance, $13,000; owned by W. L. Dolbeare ; loss, $15; cause, boil- 
ing over of kettle of tar. 

Thursday, 6th, 9-18 P.M. Box 121. 

Nos. 29 to 33 West First st. Owned by David Sharp ; loss, $375 : 
insurance, $750 ; owned by Coleman Foley ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by David Sharp, as coppersmith ; loss, $538 ; insur- 
ance, $2,450 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated on 
2d floor No. 29, extended to Nos. 31 and 33 ; supposed cause, sparks 
from furnace. 

Friday, 7th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Webster st. Owned by American Sugar Refinery Co. ; oc- 
cupied by American Sugar Refinery Co., as sugar-house; cause, cross- 
ing of wires in signal line. 

Friday, 7th, 7-27 P.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Owned by B. & M. R.R. Co.; loss, $15; occupied 
by B. & M. R.R., as oil-sheds; originated in oil-sheds; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 7th, 7-55 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 62 Warrenton st. Owned by E. M. Bigelow; occupied by M. 
M. Fowler, as dwelling; loss, $26; insurance, $1,100; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 8th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 312 Washington st. Owned by Hannah Kelly; occupied by 
Hannah Kelley, as stable ; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 9th, 2-16 P.M. Box 18. 

Nos. 138 and 140 Washington st. Owned by Fifty Associates; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by C. H. Robinson & Co., as furniture, 
etc. ; insurance, $10,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of gas 
from leaky pipe. 

Monday, 10th, 1-15 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 344 and 346 Dorchester st. Owned by Catherine Dooley ; 
loss, $75; insurance, $3,000; occupied by J. Carey et als., as dwell- 
ing; originated in basement; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 10th, ll-49i P.M. Box 4. 

Nos. 91 to 97 Causeway st. Owned by 11. H. Hunnewell estate ; 
loss, $187; insurance, $46,000; occupied by W. A. Holmes & Co., as 
grocery ; loss $20 ; insurance, $29,580 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
rats and matches. 



70 City Document No. 13. 



Tuesday, 11th, 1-50 P.M. Box 631. 

No. 34 New st. Owned by S. N. Mayo ; loss, $20 ; occupied by S. N. 
Mayo, as storehouse; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 11th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 Bolton st. Owned by James Hopkins ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Foley et als., as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
in basement; cause, exjdosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Margaret Foley, aged 69 years, was fatally burned, 
dying soon after her removal to the hospital. 

Tuesday, 11th, 11-34 P.M. Box 552. 

Proctor st. Owned by James Miiton ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by James Milton, as dwelling; loss, $75 ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-11 A.M. Box 139. 
No. 519 East Second st. Owned by T. W. Jones ; loss, $5 ; oc- 
cupied by W. J. Costello, as stable; originated in manure-pile; cause, 
supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 12th, 9-47 P.M. Box 47. 
Rear of 111 Purchase st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in 
barrel of rubbish. 

Thursday, 13th, 1-33 A.M. Box 424. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Thursday, 13th, 7-49 P.M. Box 514. 
No. 3111 Washington st. Owned by F. W. Kittredge; loss, $58; 
insurance, $3,500; occupied by Mrs. Thomas, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 14th, 10-06 A.M. Box 52. 

No. 140 Essex st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, agent; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by W. L. Robbins, as dining-saloon ; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, igniting naphtha stove. 

Remarks. — W. L. Robbins was slightly burned by the flames. 

Friday, 14th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 8 Grove st. Owned by R. Magwood ; insurance, $3,100; oc- 
cupied by J. Williams, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
children playing with fire and kerosene. 

Friday, 14th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

Warren and Glenwood sts. Cause, bonfire ignited to dispose of 
old building material. 

Saturday, 15lh, 11-24 P.M. Box 37. 
Nos. 1-3 India st. Owned by Fifty Associates; loss, $729; insur- 
ance, $13,000; occupied by T. Dana & Co., as coffee, etc. ; loss, $387; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. E. Sopher & Co., as produce; loss, 
$54; insurance, $1,000; occupied by W. N. Proctor et als., as office, 
etc.; loss, $35; insurance, $1,400; occupied by A. S. and J. Brown 
& Co., as fruits, etc.; loss, $128; insurance, $20,000; originated on 
4th floor ; cause, hot ashes igniting flooring. 



Keport of Fire Department. 71 



Saturday, 15th, 11-01 A.M. Box 374. 

Warren ave. Owned by John S. McLean; loss, $50; insurance 
$6,000 ; occupied by K. F. Wilkinson, as dwelling ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
oi'iginated on 3d floor ; cause, ignition of gas from leaky pipe. 

Sunday, 16th, 1-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Hartford st. Owned by Andrew Weeks ; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance, $10,01)0 ; occupied by E. Myers, as polishers ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 17th, 3-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Milton pl. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Monday, 17th, 6-02 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 15 Charlestown st. Owned by Cowdin heirs ; loss, $80 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Slattery and D'Arcy, as doors, sashes, 
etc.; loss, $230; insurance, $22,000; originated in basement; cause, 
gas-jet igniting woodwork. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-45 A.M. Box 26. 
Cambridge, Mass. Cause, call for assistance. 

Tuesday, 18th, 1-55, 2-03, 2-30 P.M. Box 148. 

Nos. 326 to 336 Congress st. Owned by Putnam & Co. ; loss, 
$14,844 ; insurance, $35,000 ; owned by Boston Wharf Co. ; loss, $225 ; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by Putnam & Co., as bedding, etc. ; loss, 
$34,630 ; insurance, $36,000 ; occupied by H. A. Williams, as hardware ; 
insurance, $25,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed friction 
of machinery. 

Remarks. — Laddermen Bird, Buckley, and Spillane, of Truck No. 5, 
were cut on hands and wrists by falling glass. 

Wednesday, 19th, 7-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 150 Tremont st. Owned by Whitney heirs; loss, $4; insur- 
ance. $15,000 ; occupied by Adams & Ilsley, as harnesses ; insur- 
ance, $25,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 118 to 122 Fulton st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 19th, 0-081 P.M. Box 43. 

No. 546 Washington st. Owned by Harriet W. Phillips; loss, 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by Putnam & Co. et als., as sales- 
room, etc.; loss, $1,006; insurance, $30,000 ; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 5 P.M. Box 651. 

Rear No. 405 Chelsea st. Owned by D. P. Noonan ; loss, $210 ; 
insurance, $3,000; owned by O. McLaughlin'; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by D. P. Noonan, as stable and dwelling; originated 
in stable-loft ; extended to adjoining buildings ; came unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 41 Miller st. Owned by G. D. Otis; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by G. D. Otis, as stable; insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of grease. 



72 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 20th, 11-13 A.M. Still. 
No. 48 Staxifokd st. Owned by T. C. Smith ; loss, $150 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by J. T. Marsh, as dining-rooms; loss, $10; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated range. 

Thursday, 20lh, 11-44 A.M. Box 425. 
Rear No. 195 Mepford st. Owned by Seaboard Lumber Co., oc- 
cupied by Seaboard Lumber Co., as storage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Florence st. Owned by Wm. Sohier; loss, $7; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Jennie Bradley, as dwelling ; loss, $18 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-29 P.M. Box 538. 
Hemlock st. Cause unknown. Hay-stack owned by D. W. 
MeKenna; damage, $30. 

Thursday, 20th, 9-41 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 2 Porter st. Owned by Viles and Smith ; loss, $289 ; occupied 
by J. Marzenski, as grocery; loss, $250; insurance, $600; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-03 P.M. Box 61. 
No. 64. Pleasant st. Owned by F. J. Doe; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Day & Coleman, as dining-saloon ; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of naphtha stove. 

Friday, 21st, 0-481 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 67 Milk st. Owned by Equitable Life Assurance Co.; insur- 
ance, $100, 0(JU ; occupied by Clark, Ward, & Co., as brokers ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Friday, 21st, 1-14 A.M. Still. 
O. C. R.R. track. Owned by O. C. R.R. Co. ; loss, $90 ; occupied by 
O. C.R.R. Co., as tool-house; loss, $60; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 21st, 8-57 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 68 and 72 Salem st. Owned by I. Wyzanski ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Goldstein, as dwelling; loss, $18; insurance, 
$300 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, kerosene stove igniting. 

Friday, 21st, 10-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 143 Cabot st. Cause, kettle of peaches boiling dry on stove. 

Friday, 21st, 1-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 114 Broad st. Owned by A. Pickering; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by S. C. Bixby, as powders; insurance, $1,800; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, gasoline vapor igniting. 

Remarks. — James Sutherland was severely burned, and removed to 
the hospital. 

Friday, 21st, 2-06 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 20 Charter st. Owned by Leonard estate; loss, $4; insur- 
ance, $5,00o; occupied by Wolf Kraucken, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
originated, on 3d floor; cause, kerosene-oil stove. 



Report of Fire Department. 73 



Friday, 21st, 3-29 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 12 Spring st. Owned by L. Eyges; loss, $18; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Levens, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Friday, 21st, 7-27 P.M. Box 417. 

B. & M. R.R. YARD. 

Remarks. — Fire in car-load of: waste, owned by A. H. Miller; loss, 
$100 ; on car, $20. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-47 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 80 Prince st. Owned by H. Hooten ; insurance, $1,000 ; oc- 
cupied by Kate Shooty, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 22d, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 354 Tremont st. Owned by H. A. Dewhurst; loss, $16; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by Mary Heffron, as dwelling; loss, $20;- 
insurance, $1,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 23d, 7-40 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 228 Commercial st. Owned by Lewis Wharf Corp'n ; loss, 
$80; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Mary Riley etals., as dwelling; 
loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-25 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 376 Washington st. Owned by J. Boyle; loss, $308; insur- 
ance, $13,000; occupied by Kelley and Bridge el als., as printers, etc ; 
loss, $10o ; insurance, $5,250; originated on 4th floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 25lh, 7-311 P.M. . Box 192. 

No. 101 Pleasant st. Owned by B. Clarke, as dwelling; loss, 
$70; insurance, $18,500 ; occupied by B. Clarke, as dwelling; loss, $40 ; 
insurance, $3,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, falling of gas-fixture. 

Tuesday, 25th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 

No. Ill Salem st. Owned by M. Berman; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by M. Berman, as dwelling; loss, $31; insurance, $800; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Wednesday, 26th, 3-46 P.M. Box 238. 

No. 5 Swett st. Cause, set by boys in old building, vacated by 
order of the Board of Health. 

Wednesday, 26th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 405 Chelsea st. Owned by D. P. Noonan ; occupied 
by D. P. Noonan, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-59 P.M. Box 238. 

No. 5 Swett st. Cause, set by boys in old building, owned by F. 
Esterbrook; loss, $16; insurance, $600. 



74 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 26th, 8-54 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 736 Harrison ave. Owned by A. W. F. Daniels; loss, $30; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by D. Walker & Co., as dwelling; loss, 
$15 ; insurance, $750 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 27th, 0-53, l-03h, 1-08 A.M. Box 8. 

Nos. 121 to 129 Portland st. Owned by Wm. Sohier heirs ; loss, 
$17,018 ; insurance, $81,500 ; occupied by M. Coleman & Co., as stables ; 
loss, $16,643; insurance, $30,000; occupied by Standard Man'f'g Co., 
as egg-beaters ; loss, $2,500 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by Chelmsford 
Foundry, as storehouse; loss, $1,060; insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by 
J. L. Collins, as wire-worker; loss, $1,045; insurance, $1,500; occupied 
by R. W.Pratt, as office; loss, $50; insurance, $100 ; occupied by Paine 
Furniture Co. et als., as furniture; loss, $470; insurance, $37,750; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause, overheated japan oven. 

Thursday, 27th, 1-33 P.M. Box 238. 

No. 5 Swett ST. Cause, set by boys in old building, owned by F. 
Esterbrook; the building was destroyed; loss, $1,000; insurance, 



Thursday, 27th, 7-45 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 25 Barton st. Owned by J. F. Wilson; cause, set by boys; 
no damage ; the building was unoccupied. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 16 Trenton ST. Owned by F. E. Dimmock; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by W. R. Dingwell, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 29th, 1-18 P.M. Box 69. 
Albany st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

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

No. 1434 Washington st. Owned by C. H. Parker; occupied by 
F. A. Thayer, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 30th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 394 Bennington st. Owned by W. F. McLaren; loss, $68; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by W. F. McLaren, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 31st, 8-04 A.M. Box 521. 
No. 68 Boylston ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 31st, 7-40 P.M. Box 218. 

Rear No. 25 Warren st. Owned by P. O. Whitcomb ; loss, $35 ; 
insurance, $4,980 ; occupied by John A. Scott, as carriages ; loss, $506 ; 
insurance, $6,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 



Report of Fire Department. 75 



SEPTEMBER. 

Tuesday, 1st, 2-35 P.M. Box 16. 

Nos. 24 and 26 North st. Owned by Tirrell heirs; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by J. F. Kraetzer et als., as dining-saloon ; 
loss, $13; insurance, $3,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective 
cooking-range igniting woodwork. 

Remarks. — H. A.. Fox, of Engine No. 25, was thrown from seat of 
engine, severely injuring his right arm. 

Wednesday, 2d, 3-12 A.M. Box 431. 

Nos. 235 to 239 Bunker Hill st. Owned by Barnicoat heirs; loss, 
$93; insurance. $5,000; occupied by R. C. Starks et als., as dwelling, 
etc.; loss, $5; insurance, $300 ; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 2-19 P.M. Box 84. 

No. 439 Marlboro st. Owned by John Heard, Jr. ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied hy John Heard. Jr., as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, explosion of gasoline lamp. 

Thursday, 3d, 6-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 16 Ashland pl. Owned by J. H. Simonds ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by H. Saunders, as dwelling; loss, $6; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 3d, 7-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 199 Medford st. Owned by Asbestos Packing Co. ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Asbestos Backing Co., as factory; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily' 
waste. 

Friday, 4th, 2-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 78 Cambridge st. Owned by Mrs. S. C. Simonds; loss, $27; 
insurance, $3,250; occupied by W. I). MeWain, as grocer; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, ignition of matches by falling from shelf. 

Saturday, 5th, 6-57 A.M. Box 138. 
Cause, steam mistaken for tire. 

Sunday, 6th, 8-32 P.M. Still. 
Fulton and Water sts. Owned by Roberts & Foster, agents; 
loss, $10; insurance, $2,500 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on out- 
side ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 7th, 6-53 P.M. Box 113. 
No. 133 West Second st. Owned by Barry Sullivan ; occupied by 
Jerry O'Connor, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lam]) ; no damage. 

Monday, 7th, 8-01 P.M. Still. 
No. 226 Sumner st. Cause, upsetting kerosene lamp; no damage. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-36 A.M. Box 136. 
East First and K sts. Owned by Wm. McChesney ; loss, $10; 
occupied by Wm. McChesney, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 



76 City Document No. 13. 



Wednesday, 9th, 9-55 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 373 Tremont st. Owned by Charles Bodge ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by M. S. Dix, as laundry; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of parlor matches. 

Thursday, 10th, 9-05 P.M. Box 128. 

Rear No. 546 Dorchester ave. Owned by Mary Powers ; loss, 
$250; insurance, $3,000. Owned by N. Harlan ; loss, $98; insurance, 
$450. No. 10 Glover st. Owned by A. Luf kin ; loss, $102; insurance, 
$2,0U0; occupied hj C. Callahan, as stable, etc. ; loss, $50; occupied by 
A. C. Clark, as stable: loss, $4; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d 
floor, ISJo. 546, extended to No. 544 and 10 Glover st. ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 11th, 7-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 729 Washington st. Owned by Parker estate; loss, $5; in- 
surance, $20,750; occupied by C. W. Win gate et als., as jewelry, etc. ; 
insurance, $25,500; originated on outside of building; cause, electric- 
light wires. 

Saturday, 12lh, 2-52 A.M. Box 4. 

Rear No. 136 Prince st. 

Remarks. — An explosion occurred in the two-story frame dwelling 
from some unknown cause ; there was no fire, but the building was 
damaged about $150 by the explosion ; insurance, $750. 

Saturday, 12th, 5-03 A.M. Box 265. 

No. 1 Kensington park. Owned by V. A. Cooper ; loss, $75 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by V. A. Cooper, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,800; originated on outside; cause, careless use of matches in rub- 
bish barrel. 

Sunday, 13th, 3-16h P.M. Box 86. 

No. 50 Worcester st. Owned by A. D. Fuller; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by A. D. Fuller, as dwelling ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated 
in basement; cause, child playing with matches. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

Highland ave. Owned by M. Gimsenheiser ; loss, $130 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by M. Gimsenheiser, as dwelling; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 14th, 9-44 A.M. Still. 

No. 296 Columbus ave. Owned by J. W. Storer ; loss, $13 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by M. E. Cripps, as dwelling; loss, $30; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated boiler. 

Monday, 14th, 2-06h P.M. Box 5. 

No. 55 Lowell st. Owned by Thomas Doyle ; loss, $86 ; insurance, 
3,000; occupied by S. Rozenburg, as dwelling; loss, $41; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, carelessly filling kerosene stove. 



Monday, 14th, 8-40 P.M. Box 234. 

No. 20 Blue Hill ave. Owned by M. McLaughlin ; loss, . 
occupied by M. McLaughlin, as carpenter; loss, $100; originated on 
2d floor ; cause unknown. 



Report of Fire Department. 77 



Tuesday, 15th, 6-45 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 12 and 14 E. Dedham st. Owned by Turner estate ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by E. Beckstrom elals., as dwelling, etc. ; 
loss, $20; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Tuesday, 15th, 2-34 P.M. Box 143. 

No. 209 W. Eighth ST. Owned by M. E. J. Carnes ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by M. O. J. Carnes, as dwelling, etc.; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed, children and matches. 

Remarks — L. Scallon, of Engine No. 1, was thrown from hose- wagon, 
dislocating elbow, injuring left arm and hand badly. 

Tuesday, 15lh, 7-05 P.M. Box 231. 

No. 1 01 S Harrison ave. Cause, smoke from disinfectants fumigat- 
ing premises. Needless. 

Wednesday, 16th, 4-07 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 181 Dorchester ave. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat; 
no fire. 

Wednesday, 16th, 5-261 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 379 Hanover st. Owned by J. T. Fitzgerald; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $7,000 ; occupied by M. Morrelles, as tailor; insurance, $2,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-04 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 22 Hayward pl. Owned by Hayes heirs; loss, $2,500; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by R. Cowper, as restaurant; loss, $1,077; in- 
surance, $3,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-01 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Leverett st. Owned by Charles Nichols ; occupied by Henry 
Dodge, as dining-saloon ; cause, burning of fat on range. 

Friday, 18th, 8-50, 9-03 P.M. Box 638. 

No. 324 Meridian st. Owned by West End R.R. Corporation 
loss, $5,890; insurance, $10,000; owned by M. E. Mulloy; loss, $100 
insurance, $2,000; owned by Bailey & Gardner ; loss, $y2 ; insurance 
$5,000; occupied by West End Railroad, as stable, etc.; loss, $8,048 
insurance, $13,654; occupied by J. J. Mulloy, as dwelling; loss, $15 
insurance, $350; owned by O. B. Fish, as dwelling; loss, $10 
insurance, $1,100; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 827 Washington st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Saturday, 19th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Newman st. Owned by C. Blumberg; insurance, $1,750; 
occupied bY S. Parker, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 19th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 40 Wall st. Owned by T. L. Jenks, trustee; loss, $25; 
insurance, $2,000; owned by M. A. Sheridan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,500: occupied by I. Jacobs, as dwelling; loss $50; insurance, $500; 
orio-inated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



78 City Document No. 13. 



Saturday, 19th, 9-57 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 6 Brooks st. Owned by Geo. G. White; insurance, 82,000; 
occupied by H. Gamier, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, careless smoking on lounge. 

Saturday, 19th, 11-591 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 33 Main st. Cause, flash-light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 20th, 7-18 A.M. Box 213. 

Xo. 219 Norfolk ave. Owned by N. Faulkner; loss, S160; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by P. Cullen, as dwelling; loss, $75; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Four children locked in the building w r ere rescued by 
citizens and members of the department. Two of the children have 
since died from their injuries. 

Sunday, 20th, 11-571 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 98 D ST. Owned by John Watendorf; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000. 

Remarks. — An old mattress set on fire by boys caused slight 
damage to building. 

Monday, 21st, 4-46 P.M. Box 135. 
No. 8 Dell ave. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 21st, 6-22 P.M. Box 323. 

Rear No. 178 Commercial st. Owned by C. W. Bobbins ; loss, 
$400; occupied by C. W. Bobbins, as stable; loss, $200; originated on 
1st floor: cause, varnish vapor igniting from match in hands of Police 
Officer C. J. Hasking, while searching for a prisoner. The officer and 
a citizen who was aiding him were veiy severely burned by the ex- 
plosion. 

Tuesday, 22d, 6-281 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 44 Lincoln st. Owned by Dr. Kennedy heirs; loss, $608; 
insurance, $14,000; occupied by T. J. Graham & Co., as trunks; loss, 
$919; insurance, $5,000; occupied by E. B. Hall & Co. et als. ; loss, 
$38 : insurance, $15,500 ; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 22d, 11-38 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 113 Franklin st. Owned by Boston University; insurance, 
$45,000 ; occupied by Boston University as boiler-room ; originated in 
basement; cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Wednesday, 23d, 3-59 A.M. Box 516. 
Xo. 55 Burnett st. Owned by John V. Shafner; loss, $7; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by John V. Shafner, as dwelling; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 24th, 10-371 A.M. Box 53. 
No. 28 Kneeland st. Owned by S. Rice heirs ; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by H. Constable et als., as household goods; loss, $25; 
insurance, $15,750; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 24th, 11-13 A.M. Box 258. 
No. 1736 Tremont st. Cause, sparks from locomotive on roof; 
no damage. 



Eeport of Fire Department. 79 

Thursday, 24th, 6-58 P.M. Box 69. 



False alarm. 



Friday, 25th, 5-02 P.M. Box 213. 
Farnham st. Cause, sparks from furnace on roof; no damage. 

Friday, 25th, 7-51 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 25 and 27 Doane ST. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for 
fire. 

Friday, 25th, 7-57 P.M. Box 521. 

Rear No. 14-9 Green ST. Owned by Thomas Mayo ; loss, $783 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Thomas Mayo, as stable, etc. ; loss, 
$1,528; insurance, $1,675; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of 
naphtha vapor. 

Saturday, 26th, 4-38 A.M. Box 617. 

Boston and Albany yard. Owned by Automatic Coal Hoist Co. ; 
loss, $2,850; insurance, $2,500; occupied by Automatic Coal Hoist Co., 
as elevator; originated in engine-room ; cause, overheated boiler. 

Saturday, 26th, 3-46 P.M. Box 343. 
Taylor st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-55 P.M. Box 66. 
False alarm. 

Saturday, 26th, 11-27 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 93 Kneeland st. Owned by John Warren ; occupied by 
P. Meehan, as dwelling, etc. ; cause, smoke from sulphur used 
in fumigating house. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-34 P.M. Still. 

Foundry st. Owned by So. Boston Iron Co.; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by So. Boston Iron Co., as foundry; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated oven igniting cord-wood. 

Sunday, 27th, 9-08 P.M. Still. 
No. 102 Dartmouth st. Cause, hot ashes igniting wooden barrel. 

Monday, 28th, 9-051 A.M. Box 256. 
No. 259 Heath st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of tar in street. 

Monday, 28th, 5-20 P.M. Box 66. 
No. 78 Chapman st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 28th, 5-39 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 459 Commercial st. Cause, burning rags on kitchen stove ; 
no damage. 

Monday, 28lh, 5-48 P.M. Still. 

Cause, oil in lantern on Old Colony bridge taking fire. 

Tuesday, 29th, 9-42 A.M. Still. 
Cause, bonfire in hollow tree off Heath street. 



80 City Document No. 13. 



Tuesday, 29th, 2-22h P.M. Box 465. 

No. 50 Cambridge st. Owned by Stickney & Poor ; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $100 ; occupied by Stickney & Poor, as storehouse ; insurance, 
originated on roof of shed ; cause, sparks from engine. 



Tuesday, 29th, 2-43 P.M. Still. 
No. 191 Fourth st. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Wednesday, 30th, 6-521 A.M. Box 56. 

No. 357 Federal st. Owned by B. S. Evans; loss, $145; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by D. F. Lyons, as dry goods; loss, $615; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-01 A.M. Box 622. 

No. 37 Orleans st. Owned by Geo. Herrick ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $400; occupied by H. Kempton, as carpenter; loss, $60; insur- 
ance, $600 ; occupied by J. B. Cowley, as painter ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$400 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 2-42 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 31 to 33 Purchase st. Owned by I. T. Burr; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Boston Bolt Works, as factory; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $17,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Newland ST. Owned by Daniel McNish ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by A. Johnson, as dwelling; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



OCTOBER. 



Thursday, 1st, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Eagle Mill pl. Owned by Tileston & Hollingsworth ; in- 
surance, $300 ; occupied by Mrs. Dillon, as dwelling ; originated in 
chimney ; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday 2d, 8-36 P.M. Still. 

No. 121 Meridian st. Owned by Samuel Hoffses ; loss, $25 ; occu- 
pied by Munroe & Davis, as storehouse; loss, $113; insurance, $200; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 4-47 A.M. Box 123. 

No. 30 Dorchester ave. Owned by American Sugar Refinery 
Co.; loss, $472; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by American Sugar Co., 
as refinery; occupied by H. G. Jordan, as coal; insurance, $25,000; 
originated in coal-pile ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-20 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 29 Cordis st. Owned by J. B. Fallon; loss, $18; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by S. F. Carter, as dwelling; loss, $71; insurance, 
originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 



Report of Fire Department. 



81 



Saturday, 3d, 10-24 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 239 Hanover st. Owned by J. Alexander; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $9,000; occupied by Elizabeth Merritt, as dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 11-03 P.M. Box 155. 
No. 2 Emmett st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



Monday, 5th, 4-59 A.M. Box 254. 

No. 11 Bromley st. Owned by Ellen Keisle ; loss, $ 
$2,000; occupied by Thos. Pendergast, as dwelling; 
basement; cause unknown. 



50 ; insurance, 
originated in 



Monday, 5th, 4-39 P.M. Box 225. 

No. 95 Norfolk st. Owned by Mary Sweeney ; occupied by Mary 
Sweeney, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless smok- 
ing in bed igniting clothing. 

Monday, 5th, 6-36 P.M. Box 465. 

Cause, call for assistance from Somerville to aid in subduing the 
flames in property of J. P. Squire. 

Monday, 5th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Park sq. Owned by J. Stevenson; loss, $45; insurance, 
$l,d00; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition 



Monday, 5th, 10-43 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 7 Nashua st. Owned by H.Williams; loss, $45; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by A. J. Danforth, as grocery; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Box 6 was also given for this fire at 10-45. This alarm 
was unauthorized and needless. Daniel and Hannah Kelley and their 
two children, Eliza and John, were severely injured by jumping from 
windows; they were removed to the hospital. 



Tuesday, 6th, 11-12 A.M. Box 114. 

No. 260 D ST. Owned by John B. Coffey; occupied by John B. 
Coffey, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Tuesday, 6th, 0-33 P.M. Box 141. 

No. 13 Mt. Washington ave. Owned by L. G. Burnham ; loss, 
$75; insurance, $8,000; occupied by L. G. Burnham, as coal-shed; 
loss. $288; insurance, $11,800; originated in coal-pile; cause, spontan- 
eous combustion. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-03, 1-08 P.M. Box 813. 

Commonwealth ave. Owned by P. Burk ; loss, $50 ; occupied by 
P. Burk, as stable ; originated in loft in hay ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-31 P.M. Still. 

No. 121 Meridian st. Owned by Samuel Hoffses ; occupied by 
Munroe & Davis, as shoe-store ; originated in basement; cause, set by 
boys in waste paper. 



82 City Document No. 13. 



Tuesday, 6th, 7-07 P.M. Box 273. 

Blue Hill aye. and Seaver st. Owned by M. A. Kent ; loss, 
$684; insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. A. Kent, as stable; loss, 
$1,020; insurance, $2,400; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8-19 P.M. Still. 

No. 523 Washington st. Owned by J. M. Stone ; insurance, $25,- 
000; occupied by Mass. Boot & Shoe Co., as shoe-store; loss, $12; in- 
surance, $40,000 ; originated on awning outside ; cause, careless use of 
lighted cigar thrown from window. 

Tuesday, 6th, 9-21 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 122 Canal st. Cause, smoke from furnace mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 7th, 1-40 A.M. Box 641. 

No. 28 Monmouth st. Owned by Capt. V. Pitcher; loss, $185; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by Capt. V. Pitcher, as dwelling; loss, 
$192; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 4-45 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 6 Bradford st. Owned by E. L. Motte ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by C. L. Mack, as dwelling; loss, $144; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 5-25 P.M. Box 715. 

Huntington ave. Owned by Mass. Char, Mechanic Ass'n ; insur- 
ance, $200,000; occupied by Van Houtens & Co., as exhibitors; insur- 
ance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Wednesday, 7th, 5-51 P.M. Box 229. 

No. 29 Whitney st. Owned by William Gately; loss, $30; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by Pierce Bros. & Campbell, as carpenters ; 
originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 7th, 10-36 P.M. Box 48. 

Gilbert pl. and Summer st. Owned by Boston Electric 
Light Co.; insurance, $126,080; originated on roof; cause, electric 
wires igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 8th, 6-30 A.M. Box 513. 

Lamartine st. Cause, slacking of lime owned by L. Marston ; 
damage, $2b. 

Thursday, 8th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 So. Eden st. Owned by J. W. Hill; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. W. Hill et als., as carpenter; insurance, $300; cause, 
smoke from stove mistaken lor fire. 

Thursday, 8th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 139 BROADAVA.Y. Owned by Charlotte Baker; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Wagner & Sons, as clothing ; loss, $83 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated on 1st flour ; cause, defect in gas-pipe. 



Report or Fire Department. 83 



Thursday, 8th, 2-45 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 81 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul & Co. ; insurance, $1,944; 
occupied by H. M. Bickford, as dry-house; loss, $163; insurance, $700; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 4-401 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 31 Genesee st. Owned by M. S. Kelleher; loss, $63; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by B. A. Dawofsky, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Remarks. — M. S. Kelleher was severely burned by the ignition of 
naphtha he was using at the time. 

Thursday, 8th, 8-37 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 196 Bennington st. Owned by Viles & Smith; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by Mary McDonald, as dwelling ; cause, soot in 
chimney burning; needless alarm. 

Saturday, 10th, 0-49 P.M. Box 729. 

School st. Owned by H. D. Parker heirs; occupied J. R. Whipple 
& Co., as hotel ; cause, smoke from open grate mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 382 Main st. Cause, smoke from furnace mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 10th, 6-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 109 Medford st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal- 
pile ; no damage. 

Saturday, 10th, 9-46, 10-251 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 157 Pynchon st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $2,750 ; in- 
surance, $30,000; occupied by Highland Foundry Co., as foundry ; in- 
surance, $54,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 8.58 A.M. Still. 

No. 252 Friend st. Owned by Mrs. Ryan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by B. Funoka, as fruits ; insurance, $500 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, sparks from charcoal furnace. 

Sunday, 11th, 10-25 A.M. Box 83. 

No. 7 Northfield st. .Owned by Eldredge heirs; loss, $95; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by H. H. Mclnnis, as dance-hall; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 12th, 4-3 6k P.M. Box 461. 

No. 661 Main ST. Owned by L. B. Hutchinson; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $125; occupied by William Ray, as shoe-store; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Tuesday, 13th, 2-49 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 169 Fulton ST. Owned by P. Mclntyre; loss, $75; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by William West &Co., as confectionery; loss, $103; 
insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 



84: City Document No. 13. 



Ttiesday, 13th, 4-24 P.M. Box 461. 

No. 1 Sherman st. Owned by Osgood & Hart; insurance, $800; 
occupied by John Loudrey, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 13th, 4-55 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 37 Rutland sq. Owned by H. B. Beal ; loss, $46 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by H. B. Beal, as dwelling; loss, $59; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 13th, 6-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Shaving st. Owned by J. W. Leatherbee; loss, $10; 
insurance, $500; occupied by T. Parker et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-25 A.M. Box 346. 

Codman ST. Owned by Dorchester Furniture Co. ; loss, $250; occu- 
pied by Dorchester Furniture Co., as dry-house; loss, $250; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-47 P.M. Box 428. 

Mystic whark. Owned by Boston & Maine R.R. ; loss, $200; occu- 
pied by Boston & Maine R.R., as storehouse; loss, $200; originated in 
bale of cotton; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-271 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 295 West Fourth st. Owned by Margaret Harverson ; loss, 
$302; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Margaret Harverson, as dwelling; 
occupied by Maguire & Hughes, as stable; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor of stable; extended to dwelling; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 16lh, 7-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 106 Sudbury st. Owned by F. R. Adams ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$27,000; occupied by J. C. Pushee & Son, as brushes; loss, $270; in- 
surance, $30,650; originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks from gas- 
heater. 

Friday, 16th, 9-56 A.M. Box 18. 

No. 4 Portland st. Owned by Gray estate; occupied by C. H. 
Bass, as team-office ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 17th, 2-261 P.M. Box 636. 

No. 46 Porter st. Owned by T. O'Brien ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$700; occupied by P. McGinerty, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 2-45 A.M. Box 53. 

No 651 AVashington st. Owned by Boylston Market Association ; 
loss, $30; insurance, $50,000; occupied by Freeland, Loomis Co., as 
clothing; insurance, $335,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-13 A.M. Box 136. 

No. 1 Bay- State pl. Owned by P. N. Roy: loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by W. Cauldwell, as dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause, careless use of pipe. 



Retort or Fire Department. 85 

Sunday, 18th, 1-11 P.M. Box 721. 

School st. Owned by city of Boston; occupied by Boston Fire 
Department, as fire-alarm office; loss, $50; originated on7th floor; 
cause, careless use of lamp. 

Sunday, 18lh, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
Exeter st. Cause, overheated pipes ; no fire. 

Sunday, 18th, 4-42 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 1154 Tremont st. Owned by R. T. Paine; loss, $412; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Brooks Lithographing Co., as printers; 
loss, $1,345; insurance, $60,000; originated in basement; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 66 Gold ST. Owned by Thomas Bayley; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Thomas Bayley, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 18th, 11-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 332 Federal st. Owned by J. R. Wetherbee ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mary Lippeman, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, upsetting kettle of fat. 

Monday, 19th, 0-28 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 40 Hudson st. Owned by A. E. Holbrook; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by A. E. Holbrook, as dwelling; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 19th, 6-01 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 1 Eaton pl. Owned by A. L. Gordon; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $3,500 ; occupied by Ida Fox et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, rags in flue igniting. 

Monday, 19th, 7-37 P.M. Box 465. 

No. 64 Cambridge st. Owned by J. F. Ayer & Co. ; loss, $463 ; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by J. F. Ayer & Co., as lumber; loss, $768 ; 
insurance, $3,000 ; originated in lumber-pile ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 8-46 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 7 Bay View pl. Owned by T. Kinehan ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Mrs. O. Murry, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Tuesday, 20lh, 9-02 A.M. Box 274. 

No. 286 Blue Hill ave. Owned by P. Kearns ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $1,333; occupied by Thomas Collins, as dwelling; loss, $40; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

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

Swett st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal-pile owned by 
Roxbury Carpet Co. ; damage, $150. 

Tuesday, 20th, 5-48 P.M. Still. 
East st. Cause, burning of barrel of benzine in the street. 



86 City Document No. 13. 



Tuesday, 20th, 7-19 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 815 Albany st. Owned by Manning heirs ; occupied by Sarah 
Cribbett, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Remarks. — A woman was severely burned by her clothing taking 
tire. 

Wednesday, 21st, 1-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 148 High st. Owned by G. C. Lord heirs; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by L. Barta & Co., as printers; insurance, $39,000; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted paper. 

Wednesday, 21st, 5-15 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$5,440; occupied by R. Bishop, as waste factory; loss, $1,696; insur- 
ance, $12,540; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Wednesday, 21st, 6-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Portland st. Owned by R. B. M. Shippen ; loss, $5 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by A. Munroe, as dwelling; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



Wednesday, 21st, 9-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 87 Court st. Owned by Wm. Minot; insurance, $17,500; oc- 
cupied by Oriental Tea Co., as store; insurance, $30,000; originated in 
basement; cause, overheated boiler. 

Wednesday, 21st, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 651 Washington st. Owned by Boylston Mai'ket Association ; 
loss, $50; insurance, $50,000 ; occupied by Freeland, Loomis Co., as 
clothing ; insurance, $335,000 ; originated on outside ; cause, overheated 
chimney. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-19 A.M. Still. 
No. 120 Tudor st. Cause, unknown ; automatic alarm from Bishop's 
factory. 

Friday, 23d, l-09h A.M. Box 1 7. 

No. 51 Salem st. Owned by David Starr; insurance, $6,000; occu- 
pied by David Starr, as dwelling; loss, $17 ; insurance, $400 ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Friday, 23d, 3-57 A.M. Box 367. 
No. 165 Norfolk st. Owned by Ebenezer Martin ; loss, $300 ; in- 
surance, $300 ; occupied by Ebenezer Martin as workshop ; loss, $200 ; 
insurance, $200 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 1-42 P.M. Box 835. 

Sparhawk and Winslow STS. Owned by Davenport & Learned ; 
loss, $15; insurance, $4,000; occupied by W. F. Church, as dwelling; 
loss, $73 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, carelessness 
in fumigating premises. 

Friday, 23d, 8-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 124 Boylston st. Owned by Whitney heirs ; loss, $12 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000 : occupied by Suell & Crawford, as market; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, careless use of cigar. 



Report of Fire Department. 87 



Friday, 23d, 8-38 P.M. Box 216. 

No. 510 Parker st. Owned by Frank Wood; loss, $7; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by William E. Kelley, as harnesses ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 0-38 A.M. Box 243. 
No. 2 Highland st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 172 Sumner st. Owned by George Thorndike ; insurance, 
$2,S00 ; occupied by William Coan as shoe-store ; cause, smoke from 
chimney mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 24th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 

Boston & Maine R.R. yard. Cause, unknown; fire in freight-car; 
no damage. 

Saturday, 24th, 1-54 P.M. Box 128. 

Washington ave. and Hyde st. Owned by Annie O'Brien ; loss, 
$5,500; insurance, $5,500; owned by F. Murphy; loss, $2,125; owned 
by B. McAuliffe ; loss, $125; insurance, $l,5uu; occupied by Union 
Ginning Co., as factory; loss, $ 10,U00 ; insurance, $7,500; occupied by 
Thomas Garrigan et als., as dwellings; loss, $500; occupied by B. 
McAuliffe, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, $600 ; originated on 1st 
floor of cotton factory ; extended to five other buildings ; cause, friction 
of machinery. 

Remarks. — Hoseman McWhirk, of Hose No. 10, was severely burned 
on the hands and arms. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-50 P.M. Box 435. 

Medford st. Owned by Boston and Philadelphia Brick Co. ; loss, 
$15; insurance, $6,100; occupied by H. H. Morse & Co., as spring 
beds; loss, $58; insurance, $6,000; originated in basement; cause, 
sparks from furnace. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 61 Northampton st. Cause, stove smoking; needless alarm. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-51 P.M. Box 849. 

Newton st. Owned by Mr. White ; loss, $20 ; unoccupied barn ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-00 A.M. Box 313. 

No. 3 Grafton st. Owned by E. A. Brown, agent; loss. $85; in- 
surance, $2,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-08 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 25 Indiana pl. Owned by A. D. Puffer; insurance, $8,000 ; oc- 
cupied by Geoi'ge Bentley as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 26th, 7-28 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 166 Portland st. Owned by Brigham estate; occupied by C. 
T. Walker, as stable; cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 



City Document No. 13. 



Monday, 26th, 9-22 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Fellows st. Owned by James Teevan; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by John Brady, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Monday, 26th, 2-47 PM. Still. 

No. 61 East Chester park. Owned by G. Page; loss, $30; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by C. F. Beers et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$25; insurance, $1,800; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 26th, 4-38 P.M. Box 92. 

No. 33 Falmouth st. Owned by F. W. Giddings ; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $10,000 ; occupied by Henri DeBesse el als., as dwelling ; origi- 
nated on 2d tloor ; cause, gas explosion. 

Monday, 26th, 7-44 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 522 East Eighth st. Owned by Frank Collins ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by John McNerney, as dwelling ; originated on 
3d floor; cause, lamp igniting curtain. 

Monday, 26th, 9-19, 9-28, 9-39 P.M. Box 421. 

Charles River ave. and Water st. Owned by Tudor estate ; loss, 
$7,780 ; insurance, $25, r 00 ; occupied by American Preserving Co., as 
factory; loss, $16,324; insurance, $44,300; originated on 4th floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 0-37 A.M. Box 631. 

Off Sumner st. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the tow-boat " Atlantic," owned by Morri- 
son Bros. ; cause, overheated boiler; loss, $3,589 ; insurance, $5,000. 

Tuesday, 27th, 3-50 A.M. Box 221. 

No. 1271 Tremont st. Owned by H. Goldsmith; loss, $600; insur- 
ance, $1,000 ; occupied by Jacob Goss, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $450 ; 
insurance, $2,200; originated in basement; cause, defective oven. 

Tuesday, 27th, 1-00 P.M. Box 7. 

No. 107 Brighton st. Cause, towel igniting from stove ; needless 
alarm. 

Tuesday, 27th, 8-25 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 108 Sudbury st. Owned by F. K. Adams; loss, $13; insur- 
ance, $27,000; occupied by Damon Safe Co., as salesroom; insurance,' 
$9,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily 
rags. 

Wednesday, 28th, 4-56 A.M. Box 573. 

No. 35 Boylston ave. Owned by D. A. Ginn ; loss, $134 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Emma Norman, as grocery; loss, $224; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28lh, 7-24 A.M. Box 57. 

No. 138 Hudson st. Owned by C. Kelley; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by C.Riley et als., as dwelling; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Report of Fire Department. 89 

Wednesday, 28th, 11-33 A.M. Still. 

No. 29 Charles st. Owned by Stowell heirs; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by F. P. Snyder, as upholsterer; loss, $81; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, electric wires. 

Thursday, 29th, 0-20 P.M. Box 131. 

Old Harbor pl. and Atlantic st. Owned by M. Gorman ; loss, 
$75; insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. Gorman, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on outside of building; cause, boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Thursday, 29th, 2-211P.M. Box 419. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by T. B. Morrell ; loss, $412 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by T. B. Morrell & Co., as stable ; loss, $307 ; insur- 
ance, $7,404; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 2-49 P.M. Box 539. 

Canterbury st. Owned by B. M. Wedger & Son ; loss, $5 ; occu- 
pied by B. M. Wedger & Son, as offices; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, ignition of chemicals. 

Thursday, 29th, 3-18 P.M. Box 374. 

No. 26 Wales st. Owned by W. O. Robson : loss, $20; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by W. O. Robson, as dwelling; insurance, $500; 
originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 29th, 4-19 P.M. Box 459. 

No. 351 Rutherford ave. Owned by B. L. Bowan ; loss, $65 ; 
insurance, $800; occupied by R. J. Furgerson, as stable; loss. $50; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

Tremont, cor. of Beacon st. Cause, electric motor on West End 
car. 

Saturday, 31st, 8-231 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 29 Avon st. Owned by F. R. Jones; insui'ance, $30,000; occu- 
pied by T. D. Cook & Co., as restaurant; insurance, $10,000; origi- 
nated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 31st, 1-19 P.M. Box 4. 

Causeway and Charlestown sts. Unknown damage. Insur- 
ance, $334. 

Remarks. — Team-load of cotton owned by Everett Mills of Law- 
rence, cause of fire. 

Saturday, 3lsi, 1-39 P.M. Still. 

No. 191 Bellevue st. Owned by W. W. Palmer; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by W. W. Palmer, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of broom left on fur- 
nace-pipe. 

Saturday, 31st, 3 00 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 5 and 7 Mercantile st. Owned by F. Gordon Dexter; in- 
surance, $30,000; occupied by Swain, Earle & Co., as coffees, etc.; 
insurance, $35,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, dust on coffee- 
roaster ignitin 



90 City Document No. 13. 

NOVEMBER. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-01 P.M. Box 546. 
Baker st. Cause, brush fire ; unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-31, 8-41, 8-58 P.M. Box 78. 

Albany, Brookline, and Sharon sts. Owned by Cummings 
heirs; loss, $15,287; insurance, $12,500; owned by Reuben Greene; 
loss, $440; insurance, $6,000; owned by John Goldie ; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; owned by Wm. Scranage ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by C. W. Miller et als., as pianos; loss, $40,625; 
insurance, $19,300; occupied by F. E. and J. A. Greene, as wood- 
workers; loss, $2,500; occupied by Mary Mooney, as dwelling; loss, 
$50; occupied by Annie Ware, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 1st fioor of No. 615 Albany street; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-46 P.M. Box 68. 

No. 588 Albany st. Owned by J. O. Hobbs ; insurance, $14,000; 
occupied by J. A. Bradford, as coal-sheds ; insurance, $14,200 ; orig- 
inated on roof; cause, sparks from fire, box 78. 

Monday, 2d, 7-48 A.M. Box 32. 

No. 39 Grove st. Owned by E. B. Hine ; loss, $61; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Martin, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 2d, 2-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 31 Decatur st. Owned by John Kelly ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. Pearce, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 5-40 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 48 I ST. Owned by P. Bowles estate; loss, $12; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. F. Gardner, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 2d, 6-20 P.M. Box 318. 

No. 21 Burgess st. Owned by M. A. Clifford; loss, $275; in- 
surance, $6,00U; occupied by F. A. Sircome et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$58; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by G. H. Jaques, as dwelling; loss, 
$20; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 2d, 8-02 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 245 Paris st. Owned by J. C. Crowley; loss, $10; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Mrs. O'Connell et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 10-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 28 Leverett st. Owned by L. C. Brownell ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by T. Linnehan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 9-54 A.M. Box 537. 
Florence st. Cause, brush fire ; unknown. 



Keport of Fire Department. 91 

Tuesday, 3d, 6-51 P.M. Box 361. 
Blue Hill, ave. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-25 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 19 Lowell st. Owned by A. Meyers; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Samuel Barkin, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $800 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-31 P.M. Box 728. 

No. 440 Washington st. Cause, workman cutting automatic 
wires. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-44 A.M. Box 125. 

No. 374 Dorchester ave. Owned by P. O'Reardon ; loss, $5 ; 
occupied by Kelly & Finnegan, as wood-shed; insurance, $800; orig- 
inated on roof ; cause, overheated smoke-stack. 

Wednesday, 4th, ll-55h A.M. Box 69. 

No. 382 Harrison aye. Owned by Wm. Pope; loss, $5; in- 
surance, $500 ; occupied by D. J. Sullivan, as blacksmith ; insurance, 
$300 ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-18 P.M. Box 412. 

Nos. 6 and 8 Stacey st. Owned by M. B. Hall; loss, $155; 
insurance, $300; occupied by John Barker et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$10 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 5th, 7-23 A.M. Still. 
No. 2109 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 5th, 10-25 A.M. Box 26. 
No. 4 Stetson pl. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 5th, 11-14 P.M. Still. 

NY. and N.E. Railroad. Remarks. — Fire in baggage-car; 
damage, $40; insurance, $1,000. 

Friday, 6th, 3-08 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 43 Haverhill st. Owned by O. M. Wentworth ; loss, $463 ; 
insurance, $9,000 ; occupied by O. M. Wentworth, as marble works ; 
loss, $2,249; insurance, $5,000; occupied by A. Worcester & Son, as 
brushes; loss, $1,487 ; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Barrett Bros., as 
machinists; loss, $268; insurance, $10,000; occupied by C. A. Gil- 
christ, as jeweller; loss, $12; insurance, $4,000; originated on 5th 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 6th, 10-50 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 113 Warrenton st. Owned by R. B. Brigham ; occupied by 
M. Stewart, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of fat 
in stove oven. 

Friday, 6th, 11-40 A.M. Box 366. 
Blue Hill ave. and Oakland st. Cause, careless use of matches. 



92 City Document No. 13. 

Friday, 6th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 45 Henley st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 7th, 0-20 A.M. Box 3. 

No. 78 Prince st. Owned by S. J. Brooks; loss, $245; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Smith & Knowles, as groceries, etc.; loss, $276; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 4 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 92 and 94 High st. Owned by T. E. Proctor; loss, $196; 
insurance, $17,500; occupied by J. W. Damrell et als., as engine- 
room ; loss, $96 ; insurance, $30,500 ; originated on roof ; cause, de- 
fective chimney. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-26 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 18 Milk st. Owned by E. T. Eldridge; loss, $128; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by J. B. Fuller & Co., as liquors; loss, $388; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, alcohol vapor igniting 
from candle. 

Remarks. — Simeon Hargrave, the porter in the store, was fatally 
burned. 

Saturday, 7th, 3-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 360 Harrison ave. Cause unknown, automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 7th, 5-10 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 168 Lincoln st. Owned by A. D. Puffer; loss, $291 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by P. Cuicci, as fruits; loss, $18; insurance, $300; 
occupied by McDonald Bros., as awnings ; loss, $715 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by M. Hollyer, as picture-frames ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $300 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 7th, 8-56 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 115 West Sixth st. Owned by R. Bishop ; loss, $16 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, soot in 
chimney igniting wood-work. 

Bemarks. — Hoseman J. J. Hughes, chemical engine No. 8, was 
slightly injured by falling from engine. 

Saturday, 7th, 9-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 434 Dudley st. Owned by J. Nathan ; occupied by J. Adams, 
as dwelling; loss, $24; insurance, $2,00U; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 8th, 0-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 149 Sterling st. Owned by J. A. Horn ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by S. T. Horn, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 8th, 2-08 A.M. Box 8. 

No. 28 Merrimac st. Owned by Thoi-ndike heirs ; loss, $35 ; in- 
surance, $1,800; occupied by D. Bragdon, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
occupied by T. Grodinski, as clothing; loss, $2n ; insurance, $100; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lighted lamp. 



Retort of Fire Department. 93 

Sunday, 8th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Cause, set by boys in hollow tree. 

Sunday, 8th, 11-49 P.M. Still. 
No. 125 Warwick st. Cause, hot ashes igniting wooden barrel. 

Monday, 9th, 6-35 P.M. Box 454. 
Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 10th, 4-5 9k P.M. Box 454. 
No. 29 Beacham st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-38 P.M. Box 625. 

Remarks. — Slight fire on board the schooner " Gold Hunter, 11 lying at 
Eastern Railroad wharf. Damage slight. 

Tuesday, 10th, 11-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 65 Maverick sq. Cause, ignition of gas from leak in pipe. 

Wednesday, 11th, 4-42 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 131 W. Seventh st. Owned by B. Oliver; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Kate Vile, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-18 P.M. Box 114. 
No. 299 D ST. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-56 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 29 Clark st. Owned by L. Linneman; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by F. Bianca, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 12th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 

Saratoga st. Owned by C. Linehan; loss, $20; occupied by C. 
Linehan, as engine-room; originated on roof; cause, overheated boiler. 

Thursday, 12th, 2-35 P.M. Box 67. 

NO. 727 to 733 Washington st. Owned by Peter Parker estate; 
loss, $2,757 ; insurance, $27,250; occupied by F. D. Osgood & Sons, as 
lessees ; loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $11,000 ; occupied by H. Cone & Co., as 
gents 1 furnishers ; loss, $2,000; insurance, $16,500; occupied by Stan- 
dard Furniture Co. et als., as furniture, etc.; loss, $1,956; insurance, 
$12,500 ; occupied by A. B. Currier, as hats and caps ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $32,00d. 

No. lli Dix pl. Owned by Peter Parker estate; loss, $1,575; 
insurance, $3,500; occupied by Morris White, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
occupied by L. Boroskj'-, as tailor ; loss, $1,176; insurance, $700 ; occu- 
pied by several firms on goods in process of manufacture ; loss, $3,986 ; 
insurance, $4,340. 

No. 12£ Dix pl. Owned by P. Parker estate; loss, $1,182; in- 
surance, $23,750 ; occupied by Henry Marks, as dwelling; loss, $650 ; 
insurance, $1,000. 

Nos. 22 and 24 Eliot st. Owned by Mrs. F. W. Simpson ; loss, 
$398; insurance, $15,000; owned by Chas. A. Welch; loss, $242 ; in- 



94 City Document No. 13. 

surance, $8,850 ; occupied by D. W. Shaffer, as boots and shoes ; loss, 
$20; insurance, $4, 000 ; occupied by L. Rosendorf, as dwelling; loss, 
$75; insurance, $1,000: originated on 1st floor No. 11£ Dix place, ex- 
tended to adjoining buildings ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-17 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 1594 Eliot st. Owned byB. H. Rickax'dson; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by M. Sanborn, as hotel; loss, $10; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 14th, 0-35 A.M. Box 121. 

No. 2 Bolton court. Owned by E. Regan ; loss, $85 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by F. McDermott, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on'2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Frank McDermott fell from the 2d-story window, break- 
ing his leg and receiving severe bodily injuries. 

Saturday, 14th, 2-14 A.M. Box 546. 

Cass st. Owned by P. J. Herthel ; loss, $500; occupied by P. J. 
Herthel, as greenhouse; loss, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Saturday, 14th, 2-14 P.M. Still. 

Centre st. Ow r ned by T. A. Joyce; loss, $650 ; insurance, $500; 
occupied by T. A. Joyce, as barn ; loss, $690 ; insurance, $750 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 14th, 2-42 A.M. Box 42. 

No. 41 Winter st. Owned by Reynolds heirs ; loss, $2,735 ; in- 
surance, $18,000 ; occupied by J. J. Stevens, as dry goods ; loss, $1,000 ; 
insurance, $9,000; occupied by M. M. Madden, as hair-worker ; loss, 
$100; insurance, $800; occupied by E. C. Glover, as dress-maker; 
loss, $300 ; insurance, $b00 ; occupied by A. C. Marble, as test medium ; 
loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 11-32 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 West Second st. Owned by T. Coughlin estate; loss, 
$5 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by P. Foley et als., as dwelling, etc. ; 
loss, $5 ; originated in basement ; cause, set by boys in bedding. 

Saturday, 14th, 5-13 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Highland st. Owned by H. A. Allen; loss, $50; insurance,. 
$4,000 ; occupied by S. Bubear, as dwelling ; loss, $96 ; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, lamp igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 14th, 10-03 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 164 Canal st. Owned by A. W. Gore; loss, $1,560; insurance,. 
$6,500; owned by L. Prosser; loss, $2u0 ; insurance, $7,000; occupied 
by Kent & Gore as junk-store ; loss, $14,000 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 15th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 30 Dokchester ave. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal 
pile owned by H. G. Jordan. 



Report of Fire Department. 95 



Sunday, 15th, 7-10 P.M. Box 453. 

Sexton's wharf. Owned by A. W. Tufts ; loss, $5 ; unoccupied 
stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 16th, 6-07 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 141 West First st. Owned by B. A. Brady; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by B. A. Brady, as dwelling; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $800 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, clothing too near stove. 

. Tuesday, 17th, 7-51 A.M. Box 8. 
No. 108 Portland st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 17th, 4-19 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 14 Billerica ST. Owned by H. C. Watson; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by W. D. Downs & Co., as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, kerosene stove igniting clothing. 

Tuesday, 17th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

Cushing ave. and Hancock st. Owned by Baker Memorial Church 
Society ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $40,000 ; occupied by Baker Memorial 
Society, as church ; insurance, $5,000 ; originated in belfry ; cause, 
electric wires. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-28 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 14 Billerica st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 18lh, 11-12 A.M. Still. 

North Ferry wharf. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile 
owned by city of Boston, Ferry Department; damage, $75; no insur- 
ance. 

Thursday, 19th, 5-30 A.M. Box 79. 

Commonwealth ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 19th, 2-02 P.M. Box 85. 

Boston and Albany R.R. yard. Owned by B. & A. R.R. ; loss, 
$225; insurance, $300; occupied by B. & A. R.R., as tool-house; 
loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 20th, 9-12 A.M. Box 561. 

Vermont ave. Owned by Meyleit Granger ; loss, $3,000; occupied 
by Meyleit Granger, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated in basement; 
cause, boiler explosion. 

Friday, 20th, 0-42 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 14 Blossom st. Owned by George Baird estate; occupied by 
F. O. Squires & Co., as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Friday, 20th, 6-51 P.M. Box 38. 

Nos. 44 and 45 India ST. Owned by Lucy Ellis heirs; loss, $1,496; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by M. F. Delnow & Co., as oils, etc. ; loss, 
$290; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mystic Man'fgCo., as glue; loss, 
$486; insurance, $1,700; occupied by C. W. S. McNally, as tin cans; 
loss, $153; insurance, $2,5u0 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 



96 City Document No. 13. 



Friday, 20th, 11-05 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 132 Charlestown st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken 
for fire. 

Friday, 20th, 11-48 P.M. Box 523. 

No. 12 Green st. Owned by Dickson heirs; loss, $10; insurance, 
$200; occupied by T. E. Turnbull & Co., as wheelwrights ; loss, $175; 
insurance, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 21st, 8-03 A.M. Box 18. 

No. 14 Brattle sq. Owned by J. W. Johnson; occupied by Tucker 
& Titus, as plumbers ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
candle. 

Saturday, 21st, 0-34 P.M. Box 114. 

No. 219 W. Second st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 21st, 4-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 117 Chambers st. Owned by Mass. Gen. Hospital ; loss, $32 ; 
insm'ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Joseph King, as dwelling ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-57 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 5 Merrimac ST. Owned by Lyman heirs ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by E. S. Niles, as clothing; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 4-33 A.M. Box 716. 

No. 244 Washington st. Owned by D. H. F. & E. E. Sears ; in- 
surance, $170,000 ; occupied by " Boston Daily Globe," as engine-room ; 
loss, $1,400; insurance, $205,000; originated in basement; cause, ex- 
plosion of boiler pipes. 

Remarks. — James F. Burns and O. A. Stevens, employees, were 
seriously burned and scalded by escaping steam and fire. 

Monday, 23d, 10-02 A.M. Still. 

Haymarket sq. Cause, electric wires igniting roof of Boston & 
Maine depot. 

Monday, 23d, 11-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 15 Milton pl. Cause, ignition of benzine vapor; no damage. 

Monday, 23d, 3-21 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 94 Utica st. Owned by Evans heirs ; loss, $200 ; occupied by 
Bent & Co., as calcium lights; loss, $10; insurance, $500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Remarks. — Wm. H. Bent, while handling calcium tanks, held in his 
hand a lighted cigar which ignited the gas, exploding the tank, and in- 
stantly killing him, together with a horse owned by the Adams Express 
Co. standing in front of the store. 

Monday, 23d, 3-29 P.M. Box 229. 

No. 24 Phillips st. Owned by T. O. Leary; loss, $22; insurance, 
$2,600; occupied by P. J.Kelly, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 



Report of Fire Department. 97 

Monday, 23d, 10-40 P.M. Box 419. 

B. & M. freight yard. Cause, overheated stove in freight ear; 
damage, $75. 

Tuesday, 24ih, 8-59 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 271 Causeway st. Cause, friction of machinery ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 24th, 9-12 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 20 and 22 North st. Owned by S. Hammond, heirs ; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by N. E. Hollis, as cold storage; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause, breaking of ammonia 
flask. 

Tuesday, 24th, 10-10 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 4 Frederick st. Owned by Henry Humphrey ; loss, $61 ; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Mary Coughlin, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 24th, 10-37h A.M. Box 946. 

No. 17 Hopkins st. Owned by Wm. Chamberlin; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $2,500 ; occupied by Wm. Chamberlin, as dwelling ; loss, 
$60; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 25th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 186 Pond st. Cause, dropping matches among paper ; no 
damage. 

Thursday, 26th, 1-03 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 9 Green st. Cause, sparks from chimney; needless. 

Thursday, 26th, 0-10 P.M. Still. 
Swett st. Cause, set by boys in rubbish. 

Thursday, 26/h, 3-43 PM. Box 324. 

Homes ave. Owned by Geo. P. Gill ; loss, $65 ; occupied by Geo. 
P. Gill, as stable, etc.; loss, $10; originated on lstfijor; cause, sup- 
posed children and matches. 

Thursday, 26th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 
Holworthy st. Cause, brush fire, set by boys. 

Thursday, 26th, 4-21 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Shaving ST. Owned by Wm. H. Leatherbee ; loss, $24; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by H. Looney, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 5-11 P.M. Box 454. 
Needless alarm for fire ontof town, Somerville. 

Thursday, 26th, 11-39 P.M. Box 61. ' 

Nos. 209 to 215 Tremont st. Owned by Sears estate ; loss, $4,907 ; 
insurance, $44,000; occupied by Wm. Bourne & Son et als., as pianos, 
etc.; loss, $825; insurance, $14,600; occupied by Ticknor & Co., as 
publishers; loss, $14,802; insurance, $14,000; occupied by Heliotype 
Printing Co., as printers ; loss, $13,294; insurance, $36,169; originated 
in basement; cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 



98 City Document No. 13. 

Saturday, 28th, 4-47 P.M. Box 68. 

No. 121 Malden st. Owned by Woodbury & Leighton; loss, 
$500 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by Woodbury & Leighton, as dry- 
house ; loss, $300 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, 
unknown. 

Saturday, 28th, 5-22 P.M. Box 88. 

No. 18 Berwick park. Owned by N. M. Covell, loss, $350 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000 ; occupied by N. M. Covell, as dwelling ; loss, $725 ; 
insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting cur- 
tain. 

Saturday, 28th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 

Poplar and Corinth sts. Owned by W. H. Stone; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by W. H. Stone, as grocery; insurance, $2,800; 
originated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 10-02, 10-10 P.M. Box 246. 

Smyrna and Binney sts. Owned by Mass. Home for Intemperate 
Women; loss, $11,500; insurance, $40,000; occupied by Mass. Home 
for Intemperate Women, as dwelling; loss, $1,287; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 5-25 A.M. Box 35. 

No. 1 Somerset st. Owned by Congregational Society; loss, $131; 
insurance, $100,000; occupied by W. L. Green, as publisher; loss, 
$165; insurance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-20 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 88 Oak st. Owned by Delia Lee ; loss, $88 ; insurance, $4,500 ; 
occupied by Delia Lee, as dwelling; loss, $39; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, hot ashes igniting wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 29th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Ash ST. Owned by Cushing heirs; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by L. Clark, as dwelling; loss, $45; insurance, $750; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-30 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 56 E. Newton st. Owned by C. M. Seavey ; insurance, $11,000 ; 
occupied by E. A. Wheeler, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting of stove. 

Monday, 30th, 3-14 P.M. Box 441. 

High and Monument sts. Owned by Union Methodist Society; loss, 
$2,450; insurance, $7,500; occupied by Union Methodist Society, as 
church; loss, $1,910; insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 30lh, 7-05 P.M. Box 32. 
No. 73 Mt. Vernon st. Cause, incendiary ; no damage. 

Monday, 30th, 9-19 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Chelsea st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 



.Report of Fire Department. * 99 



Monday, 30th, 9-42 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 81 East Brookxine st. Owned by A. Weisenback ; loss, $645 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by A. Weisenback et als., as dwelling; 
loss, $730; insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, over- 
heated furnace pipe. 



DECEMBER. 



Tuesday, 1st, 9-25 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 5 Broad st. Owned by B. W. Nash; loss, $260; insurance, 
$9,000 ; occupied by James Buckner, as shop insulating wires ; loss, 
$1,479; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by S. Glines, as watchmaker ; loss, 
$20 ; insurance, none ; occupied by Samuel Hollis, as sign painter ; 
loss, $40 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, electric 
wires. 

Tuesday, 1st, 1-30 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 109 Leverett st. Owned by J. Tucker; ioss, $25; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Patrick Sullivan, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, lighted match thrown on bundle of clothing. 

Tuesday, 1st, 3-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Winchester st. Owned by Geo. Nowell ; loss, $70 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by T. O. Meara and others; originated on 
2d floor; cause, candle igniting table. 

Tuesday, 1st, 5-35 P.M. Still. 
Cambria st. Originated on street ; cause, burning rubbish. 



False alarm. 



Tuesday, 1st, 6-26 P.M. Box 134. 



Tuesday, 1st, 7-55 P.M. Box 127. 

West Ninth and Ewer sts. Needless alarm ; smoky stove in new 
building, drying plaster. 

Wednesday, 2d, 2-14 A.M. Box 61. 

Rear 134 Eliot st. Owned by Hollingsworth estate ; loss, $335 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied hj Needham & Chase, as confectioner ; loss, 
$284.54; insurance, $400; occujfled by H. Wenz, as confectioner; loss, 
$54.31; insurance, $1,500; occupied by E. W. Seldon ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 3-05 A.M. Box 217. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm given by police by mistake. 

Wednesday, 2d, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 681 Saratoga st. Owned by Mary McLaughlin; loss, $11; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by Henry Stewart, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, carelessness of women with lamp. 



100 City Document No. 13. 



Thursday, 3d, 12-43 A.M. Box 543. 

Johnson st. Owned by Timothy McLaughlin ; loss, $270 ; insur- 
ance, $300; occupied by Timothy McLaughlin, as stable; loss, $300; 
insurance, none; originated on 1st floor, in shed; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 3d, 2-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 Oliyer st. Owned by Twitchell estate; loss, $5; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by John J. Doyle, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
originated on attic floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



Thursday, 3d, 2-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 65 Sterling st. Owned by Arnold Blaser; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Wm. Sundell, as dwelling; insurance, $500; 
occupied by J. Abrams, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $500; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-24 P.M. Box 49. 

No 424 Washington st. Owned by Luther Adams; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by Alexis P. Caraman Bros., as furriers and hatters; 
insurance, $20,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-25 P.M. Box 67. 

Nos. 744 and 756 Washington st. Owned by Chas. Rollins and es- 
tate of D. Chamberlin; insurance, $40,000; occupied by C. E Osgood 
& Son, as furniture; insurance, $50,000; occupied by Freeland, Loomis, 
& Co., as clothing, as workshop; insurance, $52,000; occupied by 
Eagle Man'f'g Co.. as shirts ; insurance, $10,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, breakage of gas-pipe. 

Friday, 4th, 4-25 A.M, Box 54. 

Nos 107, 109, and 111 Kneeland st. Nos. 107 and 109 owned by 
J. F. Wilson; loss, $1,698; insurance, $4,000; No. Ill owned by L. J. 
Logan; loss, $300 ; insurance, $7,500; occupied by Pesice & Bueiga- 
lupe, as fruit-store ; loss, $156 ; insurance, $650 ; occupied by Annie 
Strong, as boarding-house; loss, $250; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
A. Gunscuhiser, as provisions; insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, upsetting of a kerosene stove. 

Friday, 4th, 10-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 36 Melrose st. Owned by Joshua Hayden ; loss, $6 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by J. D. As'hby and others, as dwelling; insur- ■ 
ance, $500; originated in basement; cause, clothes hanging too near 
stove. 

Friday, 4th, 11-50 P.M. Box 147. 

N.Y. & N.E. R R. freight yard. Owned by Chicago & Erie R.R. ; 
loss, $100 ; occupied by Luce & Manning, shippers for Riverside 
Worsted Mills, car with wool ; loss, $300 ; originated in car ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 5th, 5-29 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 100 and 102 Fulton st. Owned by Edward C Bangs; loss, 
$253; insurance, $4,000; occupied by J. H- Ames & Co., as furniture; 
loss, $740; insurance, $10,750; originated in attic ; cause, unknown. 



Eeport of Fire Department. 101 



Saturday, 5th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 

No, 17 Highland ave. Owned by Mrs. Annie Vose ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $6,000: unoccupied dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from roofer's furnace. 

Saturday, 5th, 5-11 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 49 to 57 Fulton st. Owned by Shaw estate, Wm. Minot, 
trustee ; insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Charles W. Allen, as wholesale 
furniture; loss, $50 ; insurance, $8,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion among rags. 

Saturday, 5th, 6-39, 6-53 P.M. Boxes 535 and 539. 

Off Maynard ave. Owned by Levi Babbidge ; loss. $25 ; occupied 
by Levi Babbidge, as storage for oil and lamps; loss, $50; originated 
on ground floor ; cause, boys upsetting lighted lamp. 

Saturday, 5th, 7-12 P.M. Box 245. 

Rear 683 Parker st. Owned by J. Barnard; loss, $17; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by J. Barnard, as shed; originated in ash-bar- 
rel ; cause, hot ashes. 

Sunday, 6th, 12-19 A.M. Box 634. 

No. 32 Central sq. Owned by Hargrave heirs ; loss, $175 ; insur- 
ance, $25,000 ; occupied by J. B. McCabe, as printing-office ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 6th, 12-27 A.M. Box 546. 

Off Elmwood st. Grass fire; needless alarm; cause, supposed 
sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 6th, 5-40 P.M. Box 134. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 7th, 7-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 22 Chapman pl. Owned by A. C. Russell; loss, $710; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by J. Mack, as plasterer; loss, $425; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by W. G. Beaman, as engravings; loss, $200 ; 
originated in basement ; cause, gas-explosion from leak in street. 

Remarks. — A. J. Jones was slightly injured by the explosion. 

Monday, 7th, 8-57 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 139 Pynchon ST. Owned by Thorndike heirs; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by Highland Foundry Co., as foundiy; insurance, 
$8,000 ; originated in rear of foundry ; cause, hot casting. 

Tuesday, 8th, 1-22 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 79 Rutland st. Owned by B. A. Atkinson, agent; loss, $350; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by Jane Crukshank, as dwelling; loss, 
$166; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Tuesday, 8th, 10-35 P.M. Box 819. 

Western ave. Owned by George H. Wood; insurance, $2,843 ; 
occupied by George H. Wood, as varnish works; originated on first 
floor ; cause, boiling over of kettle of wax. 



102 City Document No. 13. 

Tuesday, 8th, 4-35 P.M. Box 532. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-05 P.M. Box 534. 

Brook st. Owned by Max Muller ; insurance, $400 ; occupied by 
Max Muller, as stable : originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 9-57 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 10 and 12 Post Office sq. Owned by Augustus Lowell ; loss, 
$300; insurance, $25,000; occupied by Littlefield Publishing Co., as 
offices; insurance, $2,500; occupied by Daniel Frank & Co., as im- 
porter of cigars ; loss, $200 ; insurance, $45,000 ; originated in closet 
on 2d floor ; cause, probably mice, matches, and rubbish. 

Wednesday, 9th, 2-04 A.M. Box 14. 

No. 271 North st. Owned by D. J. Mahoney ; insurance, $400; 
occupied by John Sullivan, as dwelling; originated on attic floor; cause, 
breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 9th, 0-45 P.M. Box 238. 

Swett st. Owned by Masten & Wells ; loss, $1,500; occupied by 
Masten & Wells, as fireworks factory ; loss, $5,900 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — A boy named A. Schnatz, working on the premises, was 
killed by the explosion. 

Wednesday, 9th, 5-15 P.M. Box 128. 
Cause, grass fire. Needless alarm. 

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

No. 17 Chelsea st. Owned by P. O. Reardon ; occupied by Fitz- 
patrick Bros., as stable; originated in rubbish; cause, boys playing 
with matches. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-53 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 12 Brighton st. Owned by R. W. Pratt; occupied by R. W. 
Pratt, as machine-shop ; originated in basement. 
Remarks. — Needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-05 P.M. Box 121. 

No. 43 West Third st. Owned by Margaret C. Lally; loss, $5; 
insurance, $1,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
probably set by boys. 

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

No. 252 Friend st. Owned by M. E. Ryan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by B. Fenoka, as fruit-store ; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, lighted match tlrrown into rubbish. 

Thursday, 10th, 1 P.M. Still. 
Hyde Park ave. Cause, grass fire. 

Thursday, 10th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Centre and Baker sts. Cause, grass fire. 



Report of Fire Department. 103 



Thursday, 10th, 6-35 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 141 Court st. Owned by S. Ware ; insurance, $10,000 ; occu- 
pied by Marion Carrion, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 11th, 12-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 249 Columbus ave. Owned by J. S. Stowe ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $22,000; occupied by A. F. Rich et al., as restaurant and dwell- 
ing; insurance, $9,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-stove in 
contact with wood- work. 

Friday, lllh, 2-38 P.M. Box 3. 

Snelling pl. Owned by city of Boston ; occupied by city of Bos- 
ton, as school-house ; cause, boys pushing button to auxiliary alarm. 

Friday, 11th, 5-43 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 406 West Broadway. Owned by Howard Clapp; loss, $30; 
insurance, $9,000; occupied by f7. H. McLoud, as dwelling; loss, $35; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, kerosene lamp. 

Friday, lllh, 8 P.M. Box 453. 

Nos. 501 to 509 Medford st. Owned by Page &Littlefield; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by Page & Littlefield, as saw-mill; insurance, 
$3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday 12th, 4-44 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 65 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul; loss, $100; insurance, 
$5,831; occupied by J. F. Paul, as wood-worker; loss, $850; occupied 
by H. T. Hogan, as wood- worker ; loss, $75; insurance, $450; occu- 
pied by L. S. & C. W. Johnson, as veneers; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, friction of machinery. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-39 A.M. Still. 

No. 15 Chardon st. Cause, carpenter cutting wire. Needless 
alarm. 

Saturday, 12th, 11-35 A.M. Box 78. 

No. 33 Sharon st. Owned by J. H. Loring; loss, $18; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Wm. Hourhan, as dwelling; loss, $42; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Saturday, 12th, 0-31 P.M. Box 416. 

Nos. Ill and 113 Main st. Owned by Sarah H. Waldron ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by G. H. Hobbs, as hardware ; loss, $21 ; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by Mrs. Alberty, as dwelling; originated in 
cellar ; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Saturday, 12th, 3-51 P.M. Box 534. 

Brook st. Owned by Max Muller; loss, $400; insurance, $400; 
owned by A. A. Meyers ; loss, $75; insurance, $500; occupied by Max 
Muller, as stable; loss, $25 ; occupied by F. Curtis, as stable; origi- 
nated in stable ; cause, incendiary. 



104 City Document No. 13. 



Saturday, 12th, 4-16 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 24£ New Devonshire st. Owned by Mrs. Susan Garrett; loss, 
$827 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by C. E. Jennings, as general express 
office; occupied by W. W. Ginn, as shoe-fitter; loss, $884; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by W. W. Corbett, as printing-office ; loss, $547; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Michael Casey, as boot and shoe maker; 
loss, $175 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking of 
lighted kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 13th, 12-10 A.M. Still. 

Ashland st. Owned by Old Colony R.R. Co. ; occupied by Old 

Colony R.R. Co., as bridge; loss, $5; originated on bridge; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Sunday, 13th, 0-48 P.M. Box 528. 
Walk Hill and Bourne sts. Owned by A. J. Peters' estate ; loss, 
$25 ; cause, brush fire. 

Sunday, 13th, 0-54 P.M. Box 253. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 13th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Vacant lot off Devon st. Cause, brush fire. 

Monday, 14th, 5-55 A.M. Box 351. 
Milton. 

Remarks. — Call for assistance from Milton. Engines 16, 18, 19, 20, 
and Ladder 6 were sent. 

Monday, 14th, 8-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 201 West Fourth st. Owned by John McRonagle ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by John McGonagle, as dwelling ; originated in chim- 
ney ; cause, burning soot. 

Monday, 14th, 5-10 P.M. Box 252. 

No. 6 Oakland st. Owned by Mrs. E. L. Couthouy; loss, $140; 
insurance, $;3,5UO ; occupied by Mrs. Mary Sanson, as dwelling; loss, 
$488; insurance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause, upsetting 
kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 5-43 P.M. Box 371. 

No. 20 Leonard st. Owned by Mrs. Battles ; insurance, $500 ; oc- 
cupied by J. McKeevan, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
dropping match in hay around water-pipe. 

Monday, 14th, 7-25 P.M. Sli/l. 

Off Gainsborough st. 

Rema?~ks. — Fire in a little shanty made of railroad ties ; no damage. 

Monday, 14th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
Off Cook's court. Cause, grass and brush fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
North Ferry ave. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $20 ; occupied 
by city of Boston, as coal-shed ; originated in coal pile ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 



Eeport or Fire Department. 105 



Tuesday, 15th, 2-44 P.M. Box 89. 

Berkeley St., cor. Boylston st. Owned by Boston Society Natural 
Histoiw ; occupied by Boston Society Natural History, as exhibition 
building; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 High st. Owned by Mrs. Marcellus Day ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by F. A. Carleton, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; 
cause, burning rags. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 130 Chandler st. Owned by Wni. McNeal ; occupied by S. 
Doucill, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, leak in gas-pipe. 

Wednesday, 16th, 3-25 A M. Still. 

Nos. 101 and 103 Shawmut ave. Owned by S. K. Corthell ; insur- 
ance, $9,000 ; occupied b} r Dr. J. B. Cherry, as drug-store ; occupied by 
others as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

Wednesday, 1 6th, 2-24 P.M. Box 221 . 

No. 1293 Tremont st. Owned by Mrs. B. Grenham ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Thomas F. Kinahan, as liquor-store; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet too near wood-work. 

Wednesday, 16th, 5-25 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 181 Dorchester ave. Owned by Robert Bishop; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Mrs. Mary Barrett, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 16th, 5-36 P.M. Still. 

Washington st. Owned by Joshua Stanley; unoccupied dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 16th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 74 Oak st. Owned by Wm. A. Gaston ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by John Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $L5 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Wednesday, 16th, 8-50 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 62 Brighton st. Owned by B. McLaughlin; loss, $240; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by D. L. Dean, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 17th, 2-20 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 347 West Second st. Owned by Jeremiah O'Leary ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Jeremiah O'Leary, as dwelling ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, clothing taking fire lrom stove. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Wallace court. Owned by Thomas Gaffeny ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. Mary Phelan, as dwelling; cause, smoky 
chimney. 



106 City Document No. 13. 

Thursday, 17 lh, 5-35 P.M. Still. 

Dudley ave. Originated on railroad bridge ; loss, $15 ; cause, 
sparks from locomotive. 

Friday, 18th, 9-55 A.M. Box 62. 

Nos. 195 and 197 Eliot st. Owned by James Stevenson ; loss, $70 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by A. R. Sargent, as eating-house ; occu- 
pied by Michael Mehan, as shop ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, over- 
heated gas-stove. 

Friday, 18th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

Near Broadway extension. Owned by Old Colony R.R. Co. ; loss, 
$100; occupied by Old Colony R.R. Co., as store-house; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 18th, 8-19 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 4 Langdon court. Owned by Mrs. Victoria Belfizer; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by same, as tenements ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, pan of fat on stove. 

Friday, 18th, 9-10 P.M. Box 83. 

No. 170 West Springfield st. Owned by Mrs. E. E. Smith; loss, 
$10; insurance, $4,01)0 ; occupied by John B. Albini, as dwelling; loss, 
$o0 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, sparks from chimney setting bed- 
ding on lire. 

Friday, 18th, 10-45 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 27 East Concord st. Owned by M. G. Morrison ; insurance, 
$5,01)0; occupied by M. G. Morrison, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 19th, 10-34 A.M. Box 648. 

No. 197 Condor st. Owned by Glendon Co. ; loss, $125; insurance, 
$600; occupied by Luke Delorey, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
Beter Begen, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Saturday, 19th, 1-50 P.M. Box 757. 

Blossom st. Owned by city of Boston ; occupied by city of Boston, 
as Winchen school ; cause, nail driven in partition to hold wires mak- 
ing connection with auxiliary alarm. No fire. 

Saturday, 19th, 3-09h P.M. Box 135. 

No. 217 K ST. Owned by John Stetson ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Styles Shirley, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, hot ashes in closet. 

Saturday, 19th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Ashburton pl. Owned by A. B. Binkham; loss, $10; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by H. Ingersoll, as boarding-house ; loss, 
$22 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, lace curtain tak- 
ing fire from gas-jet. 



Report of Fire Department. 107 



Sunday, 20th, 0-09 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 144 Eliot st. Owned by Robert Brigham; loss, $390; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; owned by Miss E. Brigham; occupied by Mrs. Bertha 
Stein, as fancy goods ; loss, $1,148; insurance, jj-2,500; occupied by 
Fred Stewart and others, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 20th, 4-05 P.M. Box 35. 
Tremont ST. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm from smoky chimney on Tremont 
House. 

Monday, 21st, 10-08 P.M. Box 629. 

No. 21 Maverick sq. Owned by Benjamin Creamer heirs ; occu- 
pied by B. B. Piscopo, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, candles coming in contact with partition. 

Monday, 21st, 10-26 P.M. Box 537. 

Nos. 1415 and 1417 Washington st. Owned by C. H. Wise ; loss, 
$3,780 ; insurance, $5,000 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 21st, 1 0-50 P.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Owned by Boston & Maine R.R. Co. ; occupied by 
same as wharf; loss, $10; originated in pile of railroad ties; cause, 
sparks from engine. 

Tuesday, 2 2d, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 536 Medford st. Owned by Michael Reardon; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Michael Reardon, as store and dwelling; loss, 
$20 ; insurance, $600 ; originated in cellar ; cause, dropping candle in 
pile of rubbish. 

Tuesday, 22d, 8 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 40 Allston ST. Owned by Mrs. E. Condor; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Edw. Fallon and others, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, lamp thrown down stairs. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 187 Friend st. Owned by Wm. Porter; occupied by Mrs. 
La verwitch, as dining-room ; originated on 1st floor; cause, kettle of 
fat taking fire on stove. 

Wednesday, 23d, 4-30 A.M. Box 817. 

Home ave. Owned by D. H. McKay; insurance, $3,000; unfinished 
dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, defective furnace. 

Wednesday, 23d, 9-57 A.M. Box 637. 

No. 6 Princeton st. Owned by Greenwood Snelling; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Martha A. Cross, as boarding-house; loss, $10; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, pan of fat taking fire in oven. 

Wednesday, 23d, 10-49 A.M. Still. 

No. 497 Washington st. Owned by Blake estate; insurance, 
$60,000 ; occupied by Horace Partridge, as toys, etc. ; insurance, 
$25,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, lighted match thrown into 
waste paper. 



108 City Document No. 13. 

Wednesday, 23d, 5-41 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 1 Brewster st. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 23d, 5-47 P.M. Box 349. 

No. 1892 Dorchester ave. Owned by Mrs. Alice Babcock ; loss, 
$31 ; insurance, $10,500; occupied by Mrs. Alice Babcock, as dwelling; 
loss, $75; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 7-30 P.M. Box 216. 

No. 18 Mechanics st. Owned by Luke Killian ; loss, $287 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Mrs. M. Cantwell, as dwelling; loss, $15 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, rubbish near stove. 

Thursday, 24th, 5-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Dayton ave. Owned by George L. Gleason ; unoccupied: 
originated in cellar ; cause, rubbish set on fire by boys. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-58 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 53 and 55 Brattle st. Owned by Haley heirs ; loss, $150 ; 
insurance, $12,500; occupied by Lambert Bros., as glass plate; loss, 
$1,055; insurance, $133,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontane- 
ous combustion. 

Thursday, 24th, 9-16h P.M. Box 214. 

No. 9 Windsor st. Owned by B. F. Parker; loss, $291; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. Abrams, as dwelling; loss, $205; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Louis Selig, as dwelling; $723; insurance, $800; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, supposed mice and matches. 

Friday, 25th, 3-51 A.M. Box 319. 

No. 196 Norfolk ave. Owned by John Sweeney; loss, $8; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by John Sweeney, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting of candle on table. 

Friday, 25th, 8-25 A.M. Box 146. 

No. 772 East Sixth st. 

Remarks. — Needless alarm from smoky chimney. 

Friday, 25th, 2-50 P.M. Box 56. 

Cor. Kneeland and Utica sts. Owned by Boston & Albany Rail- 
road Co.; loss, $80; insurance, $200,000; occupied by Boston & 
Albany Railroad Co., as passenger station; occupied by G.W.Arm- 
strong, as dining-rooms; loss, $35; insurance, $5,000; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 26th, 11-05 A.M. Box 38. 

Cor. Atlantic ave. and India wharf. Owned by India Wharf 
Corporation ; occupied by New York Line of Steamships, as wharves 
and freight sheds ; cause, bale of hides resting against auxiliary alarm 
button ; no fire. 

Saturday, 26th, 5 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 3 Lark st. Owned by John Hawkes ; loss. $8 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by John Hawkes, as dwelling; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, kerosene lamp. 



Keport of Fire Department. 109 



Saturday, 26th, 8-14 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 108 Warrenton ST. Owned by Dr. Phelps; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by AVrn. Heehan and others, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, igniting of evergreen. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-50 P.M. Box 74. 

No. 1476 Washington st. Owned by Chas. H. Rollins; loss, $40; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by Henry Palmer, as dwelling; loss, 
$40 : insurance, $2,300 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting 
curtain. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-33, 8-08, 8-16 P.M. Box 44. 

Nos. 133-141 Federal st. Owned by estate J. G. Torrey; loss, 
$8,600; insurance, $37,500; owned by estate J. G. Torrey; loss, 
$5,823; insurance, $37,500; owned by heirs J. G. Webster; loss, $37; 
insurance, $30,000 ; owned by Hunnewell Heirs; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$99,000; occupied by Parker, Holmes, & Co., as jobbers, boots, shoes, 
and rubbers; loss, $177,345; insurance, $366,000; occupied by Parker, 
Holmes, & Co., as furniture and fixtures ; loss, $8,000 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Hosrner, Codding, & Co., as boots, shoes, and rubbers ; loss, 
$205,526 ; insurance, $273,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 138 Federal st. Owned by estate of Chas. Faulkner ; loss, $75 ;, 
insurance, $50,000; occupied by Luce & Manning, as wool store; loss,. 
$37; insurance, $519,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — This fire was discovered while the apparatus and men 
were at work on fire opposite. 

Monday, 28th, 12-47 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 28 Rand ST. Owned by F. P. Magee ; loss, $350; insurance,. 
$2,000; occupied by F. P. Magee, as dwelling; loss, $854; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 28th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

Rear 23 Linden park. Owned by W. A. Gaston; loss, $5; oc- 
cupied by Richard Doolan, as wood-shed; originated on 1st floor;, 
cause, boys with matches. 

Monday, 28lh, 1-10 P.M. Box 538. 

Mendelssohn st. Owned by unknown ; unoccupied, as Italiani 
shanties; originated on unknown; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — These shanties were built of mud, stones, and trees ; had 
been occupied by Italian laborers. 

Monday, 28th, 2-48 P.M. Box 428. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard, Chelsea bridge. Owned by 
American Oil Co. ; loss, $25 ; occupied by Webster Oil Co., as naphtha 
car; loss, $15; originated on naphtha car ; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 28th, 3-53 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 39 to 45 Summer st. Owned by James Leeds estate ; insurance,, 
$20,000; occupied by E. B. Sears, as fur- store ; insurance, $75,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, automatic wires crossing each other. 



110 City Document No. 13. 



Monday, 28th, 9-43 P.M. Box 323. 

No. 1232 Dorchester ave. Owned by N. T. Robinson ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by N. T. Robinson, as grain store; loss, 
$10; insurance, $3,000; originated under building; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 29th, 9-25 A.M. Box 259. 

No. 991 Parker st. Owned by Meyer estate; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Owen Nawn, as stable ; insurance, $8,000 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 29th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 23 Spring st. Owned by J. Cohen heirs ; occupied by Annie 
Kapchowsky, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, wax candle 
setting fire to drapery. 

Wednesday, 30th, 2-53 A.M. Still. 

Cable-House, Dover st. Owned by New England Telephone Co. ; 
loss, $50; occupied by New England Telephone Co., as cable-house; 
loss, $150; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric wires. 

Wednesday, 30th, 6-32 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 173 Washington st. Owned by Geo. U. Crocker; loss, $2,575; 
insurance, $15,000 ; occupied by J. Eliot Bond, as furniture and carpets ; 
loss, $5,050; insurance, $9,000; occupied by J. Goldthwait, as carpets, 
etc.; loss, $25,346; insurance, $185,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
mattress set too near furnace to dry. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-37 P.M. Box 538. 
Mendelssohn st. Owned by unknown ; unoccupied shanty ; origi- 
nated on unknown ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Italian shanty, the last but one of these shanties. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-20 P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 100 and 102 Fulton st. Owned by Edward Bangs ; loss, $290 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by P. P. Currier, as teamster's office ; loss, 
$150; occupied by W. H. Ennis, as storage of varnish; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by J. H. Ames, as furniture dealei-s ; loss, $740 ; in- 
surance, $10,750; originated on 1st floor; cause, probably hot ashes in 
wood-box. 

Thursday, 31st, 3-45 A.M. Box 136. 

Foot of L, near First st. Owned by J. J. Souther & Co. ; loss, 
$894; insurance, $6,000; occupied by J. J. Souther &Co., as dredger; 
loss, $50 ; originated on upper house deck ; cause, hot coals from stove. 

Thursday, -31st, 1-58 P.M. Box 62. 
Nos. 115 to 121 Eliot st. Owned by W. Sims ; loss, $6 ; insur- 
ance, $10,500 ; occupied by A. Serre, as bon-bons ; loss, $70 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by W. Hugh son, as carpenter; insurance, $400; oc- 
cupied by Allen, Hall, & Co., as decorators ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied 
by F. C. Jacoby, as bird-store ; insurance, $800 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, hot stove too near wood-work. 

Thursday, 31st, 4-58 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 138 Congress st. Owned by Andrew J. Morse & Son ; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by Walker, Young, & Co., as printing-office, 
insurance, $8,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, benzine vapor ignit- 
ing from gas-jet. 



Keport of Fire Department. Ill 

Thursday, 31st, 8-15 P.M. Box 131. 
No. 381 East Eighth st. Needless alarm. Sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-51 P.M. Box 43. 

Nos. 52 and 54 Temple pl. Owned by estate W. T. Bramhall ; 
loss, $2,483; insurance, $30,000; occupied by Reed, Govvell, & Co., as 
glove-store ; loss, $1,300 ; insurance, $13,000 ; occupied by G. Barrett, 
as dye-house; loss, $225; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Louis Stener, 
as hair-cutter ; loss, $321; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Mrs. N.J. 
Wilkins, as cloaks; loss, $900; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Mrs. 
Rotch, as manicure ; loss, $475 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 31st, 10-22 P.M. Box 632. 

No. 148 Border st. Owned by Samuel Hall heirs ; loss, $240 ; in- 
surance, $1,000 ; occupied by John O'Grady, as harness-shop ; loss, 
$327.32; insurance, $1,200; occupied by Robinson Furniture Co., as 
furniture; loss, $50; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Curtis Bros., as 
storage room; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Joseph E. Thayer, a member of the Protective Depart- 
ment, dropped dead while working at this fire. 



JANUARY, 1892. 

Friday, 1st, 1-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 54 Leverett st. Owned by M. Goldburg ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by E. V. Masters, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 1st, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 89 Franklin st. Cause, unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Friday, 1st, 1-15 P.M. Still. 
Cohasset st. Cause, children setting fire to grass. 

Saturday 2d, 8-47 A.M. Box 35. 
Tremont st. Cause, electric motor igniting car of West End R.R. 

Saturday, 2d, 11-07 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 15 Charlestown st. Cause, light from naphtha stove. Need- 
less. 

Saturday, 2d, 6 P.M. Box 133. 

Foot of Mercer st. Owned by J. Grose, Jr. ; occupied by Village 
Outing Club, as boat-house ; loss, $20 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 2d, 6-30 P.M. Box 123. 

No. 54 A ST. Owned by J. W. Lavery; loss, $193; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. W. Lavery, as undertaker; loss, $6/*0 ; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion 
(supposed). 



112 City Document No. 13. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-09 P.M. Box 457. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 3d, 0-54 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 332 Boylston ST. Cause, slacking of lime. Needless. 

Sunday, 3d, 1-44 A.M. Still. 

No. 136 Cabot st. Owned by P. Mahan ; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by P. Mahan, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, explo- 
sion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 3d, 2-14 A.M. Box 367. 

Edson st. Owned by J. F. Haddock; cause, slacking of lime; 
damage, $50. 

Sunday, 3d, 2-251 P.M. Box 427. 
No. 30 Prospect st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 3d, 6-14 P.M. Box 146. 

No. 681 East Fifth st. Owned by E. Bencks ; loss, $9; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. A. Clarke, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Sunday, 3d, 9-3.5, 9-49 P.M. Box 47. 

Nos. 52 to 56 Purchase st. Owned J.J.Richards; loss, $1,985; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by W. S. Waterhouse & Co, as shoe welts ; 
loss, $3,864; insurance, $4,400; occupied by Gurney & Co., as shoes, 
etc.: loss, $569; insurance, $1,000; occupied try Lane & Small, as 
machinists; loss, $173; insurance, $7,400; occupied by Rnmrill & Co., 
as tin boxes ; loss, $1,025 ; insurance, $9,500 ; occupied by C. W. Calk- 
ins & Co., as printers; loss, $1,010; insurance, $8,000; occupied by 
J. H. Hennessey & Co., as rollers ; loss, $65; insurance, $3,000; occu- 
pied by Akron Iron Co., as shafting; loss, $2,000; insurance, $22,500; 
occupied by F. A. Lux et als., as engraver, etc. ; loss, $64; insurance, 
$1,300; originated on 6th floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 5-06 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 Fellows court. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 4th, 9-39 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 235 Tremont st. Owned by Odin estate ; loss, $53 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by A. Gainsboro & Co., as clothing; loss, $480; in- 
surance, $8,500; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 7-05 P.M. Box 79. 
No. 228 Marlborough st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 4th, 8-05 P.M. Box 621. 

No. 74 Everett st. Owned by M. Killilar; loss, $133; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. J. Hyland, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, upsetting kei'osene lamp. 

Tuesday, 5th, 2-23 A.M. Box 38. 

No. 16 T wharf. Owned by M. Brimmer; loss, $310; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by Watson Bros., as office; loss, $25; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of cigar. 



Report of Fire Department. 113 



Tuesday, 5th, 3-19 A.M. Box 214. 

No. 2020 Washington st. Owned by J. E. Adams; loss, $102; in- 
surance, $4,000 ; occupied by J. H. Romiskey, as shoe-shop ; loss, $600 ; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 4-28& P.M. Box 35. 

Tremont and School sts. Owned by L. Tompkins ; loss, $20 ; 
occupied by L. Tompkins, as news-stand ; cause, upsetting kerosene 
stove. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-26 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Sudbury st. Cause, needless ; automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Crescent pl. Owned by L. Levitynsky; occupied by L. 
Levitynsky, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kero- 
sene lamp. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-46 P.M. Still. 

High and Purchase sts. Owned by J. L. Whiting & Sons ; loss, 
$68 ; insurance, $40,000 ; occupied by J. L. Whiting & Sons, as 
brushes ; insurance, $250,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 6th, 7-32 A.M. Box 418. 

Warren ave. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Co. ; occupied by Fitch- 
burg R.R. Co., as freight-sheds ; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of pipe in clothing. 

Wednesday, 6th, 4-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Winthrop SQ. Cause, unknown; automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 6lh, 6-14 P.M. Box 95. 

No. 235 Berkeley st. Cause, spontaneous combustion; needless 
alarm. 

Wednesday, 6th, 6-46 P.M. Box 453. 

Nos. 511 to 519 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen estate; 
loss, $1,816; insurance, $7,000 ; occupied by W. W. Rich, as printer; 
loss. $2,275 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by Hughes and O'Connor, as 
dwellings; loss, $125; occupied by A. T. Colburn, as harnesses; loss, 
$39 ; insurance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Sub. Curtice and Ladderman Jordan of Hook and Lad- 
der No. 9 were slightly injured by being cut by glass. 

Wednesday, 6th, 10-04 P.M. Box 537. 

Clifton st. Owned by McLeod & Chappell ; loss, $305 ; insurance, 
$2,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated 
furnace used for drying plastei'ing. 

Thursday, 7th, 0-27, 0-36 A.M. Box 322. 

Nos. 174 and 176 Commercial st. Owned by P. F.Carey; loss, 
$2,000; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by J. B. Law, as furniture; loss, 
$5,170 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by C. M. Bugbee & Son, as lumber ; 
loss, $615; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, unknown. 



114 City Document No. 13. 

Thursday, 7ih, 4-58 P.M. Box 259. 
No. 245 Centre st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 7th, 8-49 P.M. Still. 
Hoosac Tunnel docks. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 8th, 7-27 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 335 Washington st. Owned by Greenough estate ; insurance, 
$10,500; occupied by G. J. Raymond, as restaurant; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, electric wires. 

Friday, 8th, 1-25 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 1 Bay State pl. Cause, sparks from stove; needless alarm. 

Friday, 8th, 7-20 P.M. Box 632. 

No. 4 Decatur st. Owned by E. Downing heirs; loss, $34; insur- 
ance, $2,100 ; occupied by C. R. Durbeck et als., as wood-workers ; loss, 
$226 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 

Friday, 8th, 9-53 A.M. Still. 

Bowdoin sq. Cause, electric motor igniting car of West End 
Railroad. 

Saturday, 9th, 7-46 A M. Box 36. 

No. 175 Washington st. Owned by G. U. Crocker; loss, $350; 
insurance, $12,425 ; occupied by Wni. "P. Chase, as bookbinder; loss, 
$180; insurance, $2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, hot ashes ignit- 
ing wood-work. 

Saturday, 9th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

Remarks. — Fire on board steamship "State of Indiana," lying at 
Lewis wharf, caused by careless use of lamp. The damage was slight ; 
extinguished by ship's crew. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-35 P.M. Box 513. 
Lamartlne st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire ; needless alarm. 

Sunday, 10th, 6-54 A.M. Box 346. 
Dorchester ave. Cause, steam mistaken for fire ; needless alarm. 

Sunday, 10th, 8-38 P.M. Box 521. 
No. 81 Boylston ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning ; needless 
alarm. 

Monday, 11th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 Buckingham st. Owned by M. Aubrey; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by C. H. Hall, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 11th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 618 Harrison ave. Owned by city of Boston; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. J. Littlefield, as wood-worker; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from boiler furnace. 



Report or Fire Department. 115 



Monday, 11th, 7-34h P.M. Box 71. 

No. 515 Tremont st. Owned by Odd Fellows Hall Association ; 
loss, $148; insurance, $180,000; occupied by Odd Fellows Hall Asso- 
ciation, as lodge-rooms; insurance, $35,500; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 8-25 P.M. Box 453. 

No. 519 Medford st. Owned by Wemyss Brothers ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Wemyss Brothers, as furniture ; insurance, $3,419 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

Rutherford ave. Cause, overheated stove in switch-house owned 
by B. & M. Railroad ; damage, $25. 

Wednesday, 13th, 3-41 A.M. Box 7. 

No. 105 Brighton ST. Owned by S. Winboyne ; loss, $109; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by J. M. Faulkner, as grocer; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 14 Greenwich st. Owned by T. L. Lamer; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $1,750; occupied by T. L. Lamer, as dwelling; loss, $20; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 13th, 12 M. Still. 

No 39 Everett st. Owned by D. P. Crowley; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by S. Tarsell, as barber; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Thursday, 14th, 0-30 A.M. Box 66. 

No. 48 Middlesex st. Owned by Geo. Matthews; loss, $690; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by Bow'ker and Thompson, as dwelling ; 
loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 15th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 123 Kingston st. Owned by Loring Brothers ; insurance, $100 ; 
occupied by N. L. Robbins, as dining-rooms; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor; cause, ignition of naphtha from leaky stove. 

Friday, 15th, 11-18 A.M. Box 364. 

Whitfield st. Owned by Morris Glass; loss, $300; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. L. Abrahams, as dwelling; loss, $235; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, stove igniting bedding. 

Friday, 15th, 3-53 P.M. Box 322. 

No. 169 Commercial st. Owned by Leander Jones; loss, $242; in- 
surance, $600; occupied by T. J. Griffin, as dwelling; loss, $185; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, mice and matches, supposed. 

Friday, 15th, 11-50 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 25 Albion st. Owned by M. W. Pitts; loss, $25; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by M. Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $6; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, careless use of pipe in clothing. 



116 City Document No. 13. 



Saturday, 16th, 6-59 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 383 Albany st. Owned by E. B. Mayo; occupied by Doe, Hun- 
newell, & Co., as wood-workers ; loss, $177 ; insurance, $16,000 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, gas explosion. 

Saturday, 16th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Everett st. Owned by Wm. Curry; insurance, $2,500; oc- 
cupied by Mr. O'Brien, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 16th, 7-04 P.M. Box 43. 

Nos. 18 and 20 Temple pl. Owned by John Homans ; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by Arnould & Sarremeigna, as milliners ; loss, 
$2,106 ; insurance, $9,500 ; occupied by J. M. Chanut & Co., as gloves, 
etc.; loss, $2,125; insurance, $9,300; originated in basement; cause, 
unknown. 

Sunday, 17th, 6-0'Sh P.M. Box 5. 

No. 160 Merrimac st. Owned by Ratchesky heirs ; loss, $35 ; 
insurance, $19,000; occupied by J. J. Brennan, as liquors ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, soot igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 17th, 8-23 P.M. Box 319. 

No. 2 Sherwood st. Owned by Fenno & Talbot; occupied by 
Thomas Bradley, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
children and matches. 

Sunday, 17th, 9-54 P.M. Still. 

No. 201 Tremont st. Owned by J. L. Little; insurance, $150,000; 
occupied by Boughton & Linville, as carpets ; loss, $203 ; insurance, 
$2,500; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 18th, 8-35 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 7 and 9 Hayward pl. Owned by A. R. Whittier ; loss, $115 ; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by Miller & Co. et als., as printers; loss, 
$175 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Monday, 18th, 10-01 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 20 Hawley st. Cause, breaking kerosene lamp ; needless alarm. 

Tuesday, 19th, 10-01 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 109 Chauncy st. Owned by J. J. Grace ; loss, $886 ; insur- 
ance, $7,500 ; occupied by Boston Art Brass Co. as work-rooms ; loss, 
$775; insurance, $5,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, defective 
smelting-furnace. 

Tuesday, 19th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Lyman st. Owned by R. Ingersoll ; loss, $130 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Mary Gallagher, as dwelling ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, gas explosion from lighted candle. 

Remarks. — T. Crowley and Geo. Verry were severely burned while 
searching for leak in gas-pipes. 



Report of Fire Department. 117 



Wednesday, 20th, 9-19 A.M. Box 88. 

No. 222 West Newton st. Owned by J. H. Wheeler; loss, $30 ; 
insurance, $7,500; occupied by C. C. R. Fish, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 20th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 71 North Margin st. Owned by M. Dolan ; insurance, $600'; 
occupied by M. Leparo, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
upsetting stove. 

Wednesday, 20th, 3-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 189 Friend st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 20th, 7-14 P.M. Box 812. 

Charles river. 

Remarks.— Fire on board dredger No. 2, owned by the Mass. Dredg- 
ing Company ; loss, $24,725 ; insurance, $57,500 ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 21st, 9-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 St. John st. Owned by A. Lewis ; insurance, $5,000 ; occu- 
pied by A. E. Dunning, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; cause, soot in 
chimney burning. 

TJiursday, 21st, 5-27h P-M. Box 77. 

No. 1 Thorn st. Owned by Boston Cooperative Building Associa- 
tion; insurance, $3,168 ; occupied by T. Gillespie, as dwelling; loss, 
$2; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from stove. 

Friday, 22d, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 66 Salem st. Owned by A. Wyzanski ; occupied by J. Burns, 
as provisions; originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 2 2d, 6-24 P.M. Box 272. 

No. 31 Howland ST. Owned by J. G. Clarkson ; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by J. G. Clarkson, as dwelling; loss, $59; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches 
igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 23d, 3-34, 3-39 A.M. Boxes 85, 96. 

No. 40 Ferdinand st. Owned by Boston Electric Light Co. ; loss, 
$10,978; insurance, $108,000; No. 53 Winchester st. ; owned by 
Robert Hawthorn; insurance, $8,000; occupied by Boston Electric 
Light Co., as power station; loss, $74,922; occupied by H. Dexter, as 
dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2d floor, extended to 53 Winchester 
st. ; cause, electric wires. 

Saturday, 23d, 4-59 A.M. Box 268. 

No. 10 Montrose st. Owned by S. Jackson ; loss, $180 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by F. Baker, as dwelling; loss, $300; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by C. B. Place, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated, 
on 2d floor; cause, defective fire-place. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 245 Sumner st. Owned by P. Costello; loss, $25; insurance 
$700; occupied by A. Hirschman, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



118 City Document No. 13. 

Saturday, 23d, 5 P.M. Box 224. 

No. 77 Fellows st. Owned by P. Garrity; loss, $49; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by E. Cooley, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 4-53 A.M. Still. 

•No. 371 Columbus ave. Owned by Chas. Durham; loss, $145; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Chas. Durham, as dwelling; loss, 
$13; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 6-32 P.M. Box 915. 

Percival ave. Owned by P. A. Collins; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by P. A. Collins, as stable; insurance, $1,000; originated in 
basement; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 6-54 P.M. Box 995. 

Lyons st. 

Remarks. — Hay-stack owned by E. E. Young; damage, $50; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 25th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 1 and 3 East st. Owned by F. Williams; loss, $10; occu- 
pied by F. Williams, as office, etc. ; loss, $125; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 25th, 10-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 414 Main st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 25lh, 11-54 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 72 Main ST. Owned by Little heirs; loss, $84; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by M. E. Nichols, as dry goods; loss, $7U0 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 26th, 9 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 566 East Seventh st. Owned by T. Hills; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by B. Keith, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 26th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 
Tuft's wharf. Cause, incendiary, in rubbish. 

Tuesday, 26th, 6-59 P.M. Box 219. 
No. 156 Ward st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless alarm. 

Tuesday 26th, 7-07 P.M. Box 922. 
No. 235 Adams st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 26th, 10-31 P.M. Box 216. 
No. 4 Greenleaf st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 26th, 10-35 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 600 Albany st. Owned by W. S. Lyons ; loss, $75 ; insurance. 
$250 ; occupied by W. S. Lyons, as contractor ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 



Keport of Fire Department. 119 



Wednesday, 27th, 0-16 A.M. Box 245. 

No. 45 Gurney ST. Owned by E. W. Thompson; loss, $85; insur- 
ance, $100; occupied by A. D'Entremont, as carpenter; loss, $155; 
insurance, $350 ; originated on 2d floor : cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 27th, 4-20 A.M. Box 635. 

No. 272 Paris st. Owned by E. H. Bailey ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by E. H. Bailey, as stable ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lantern. 

Wednesday, 27th, 11-59 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Allen court. Owned by C. Casey; loss, $22; insurance, 
$800; occupied by M. Ryan, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 27th, 6-38 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Polk st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-21 A.M. Still. 

No. 49 River st. Owned by Hamilton heirs ; insurance, $2,000 ; occu- 
pied by Wm. Sheehan, as grocery; insurance, $600 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 28th, 0-02 P.M. Box 259. 

Nos. 225 to 229 Centre st. 227 owned by J. P. Fenno & Co. ; loss? 
$750; insurance, $750; 229 owned by J. P. Fenno & Co. ; loss, $137; 
insurance, $4,000 ; 225 owned by H. K. Batchelder ; loss, 226 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; 227 occupied by J. P. Fenno, as hay-store ; loss, $985 ; insurance, 
$1,000; 229 occupied by John Russell, as dwelling; loss, $10; 225 occu- 
pied by M. Page, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor No. 227, extended 
to adjoining buildings ; cause, unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 2-44 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 50 North Margin st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; need- 
less alarm. 

Thursday, 28th, 5-10 P.M. Box 195. 

No. 9 Wesley ave. Owned by John McCarthy ; occupied by John 
McCarthy, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Friday, 29th, 0-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 60 West Fourth st. Owned by Alger estate ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Jas. McDermott, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 29th, 2-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 260 Gold st. Owned by E. Walsh ; insurance, $1,500 ; occupied 
by E. Walsh, as woodshed; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Friday, 29lh, 4-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Westfield st. Owned by T. Fay ; insurance, $3,500 ; occu- 
pied by Wm. Proctor, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



120 City Document No. 13. 



Friday, 29th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 Faris court. Owned by O. McLaughlin; loss, $3 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by H. Patterson, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, wood in stove-oven igniting. 

Friday, 29th, 0-28 P.M. Box 648. 
Glendon st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire ; needless alarm. 

Friday, 29th, 4-33 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 50 Waltham st. Owned by F. Lucas ; loss, $375 ; insurance, 
$8,000 ; occupied by C. E. Williams, as dwelling ; loss, $140 ; insurance, 
$6,U00; originated in basement; cause, defective furnace. 

Friday, 29th, 8 P.M. Still. 

No. 411 Harrison ave. Owned by Trull heirs ; loss, $70 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occnpied by E. Chandler, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
3d floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 94 Medford st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 30th, 5-05 P.M. Box 142. 
Nos. 71 and 73 Dove st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 30th, 5-59 P.M. Box 463. 
No. 6 Thorndike st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 30th, 10-59 P.M. Box 453. 
Gibbs court. Cause, spontaneous combustion in old rags. 

Sunday, 31st, 1-15 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting grass. 

Sunday, 31st, 1-45 P.M. Still. 
Commercial wharf. Owned by Commercial Wharf Corporation ; 
loss, $3; insurance, $4,000; occupied by E. E. Harrington, as produce ; 
originated in freight-shed; cause, kerosene stove igniting wood-work. 

Sunday, 31st, 8-55 P.M. Box 512. 
Centre st. Cause, grass fire, set by boys. 



Keport of Fire Department. 



121 



Estimated Value of Property Under Charge of the 
Board of Fire Commissioners. 



Apparatus. 



48 Steam Fire Engines 


. $100,000 


00 






12 Chemical Engines 


17,000 


00 






21 Ladder Trucks . 


26,200 


00 






2 Water Towers . 


8,100 


00 






1 Fire Boat . 


50,000 


00 






32 Coal Wagons 


6,400 


00 






49 Hose Wagons 


12,250 


00 






18 Salt Pungs 


450 


00 






9 Pungs 


250 


00 






17 District Chiefs' Wagons 


2,375 


00 






2 Supply Wagons . 


300 


00 






1 Caravan 


200 


00 


$223,525 


00 








Horses, 


Etc. 








218 Horses 


. $43,600 00 






235 Harnesses . 


11,750 


00 


55,350 


00 








Host 


3 








74,000 feet .... 


' 


• 


20,000 


00 


Furniture, Bedding, and House Supplies. 




20 Permanent Engine Cos. 


$13,300 00 






15 Call Engine Cos. 


7,875 


00 






9 Permanent Ladder Cos. 


4,500 


00 






7 Call Ladder Cos. 


2,800 


00 






10 Chemical Engine Cos. 


3,000 


00 






7 Hose Companies 


2,100 


00 






1 Fire Boat .... 


200 


00 


33,775 


00 








Fire Hah 


\, Etc. 








Fire Hats .... 


$2,000 00 






Badges and Devices 


1,609 


50 






Buttons ..... 


2,534 


18 






Fire-alarm Keys 


500 


00 


6,643 


68 








Carried forward, 


$339,293 


GS 



122 City Document No. 13. 

Brought forward, $339,293 6f 

Apparatus Repair Shop. 

Machinery .... $8,000 00 
Stock and Store House supplies, 6,000 00 

Harness stock and supplies . 1,360 05 

Old material at shop . . 2,500 00 

17,860 05 



Headquarters. 

Store House supplies ..... 1,000 00 

Fire-alarm Telegraph ..... 12s'oOO 00 



Total $483,153 73 



Report of Fire Department. 



123 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF WIRES. 

To the Board of Fire Commissioners : 

Gentlemen : I hereby submit a report of the work done 
by this bureau from June 1, 1891, to Feb. 1, 1892, cover- 
ing the inspection of buildings in which electric currents of 
high and low potential are used for lighting and power 
service, under ground service of various companies, the 
plant of the West End Street Railway, the Fire- Alarm 
Telegraph, and other features relating to electric service, as 
far as the work has been carried on since this department 
has been in active operation. 



Number of places examined 

Defects reported 

Defects remedied 

Isolated plants examined 

Arc lights examined . 

Incandescent lights examined 

Motors examined 

Notices of installation received 

Number of buildings from which dead and 

doned wires have been removed 
Amount of wire removed 
Reports of defective wires received 
Reports of same sent to owners . 



2,711 

968 

211 

5L 

1,894 

. 46,082 

456 

1,058. 

aban- 

1,607 

294,244 feet. 

521 

544 



An order has been passed by the Board of Aldermen, 
directing this department to examine and report the number 
of pole locations which have been accepted by various 
companies doing business in the city. The requirements of 
this order are now being carried out, and about 5,500 of the 
7,000 locations granted have been examined. 

Plans of streets, showing the locations of poles which have 
been granted by the Board of Aldermen, are now being pre- 
pared in the office of the Inspector. 

The underground service of the New England Telephone 
and Telegraph Company is obtained by the use of conduits 
of which four different kinds are used, viz. : Wrought-iron 
pipe in concrete, cement-lined iron pipe in concrete, creo- 
soted w r ooden boxes and vitrified clay pipe. 

The work was commenced in 1882, and conduits ranging 
from two to fifty ducts each are now laid in Boston proper, 
South End, Back Bay, and Charlestown, as follows : 

Miles of conduits ....... 18.1 

Miles of ducts 167.7 

Number of manholes . . . . . . 397 



124 City Document No. 13. 

The underground cable system of this company consists 
principally of lead covered cables, varying from twenty to 
two hundred copper wires in each, and the total amount in 
Boston, Jan. 1, L892, is : 

Miles of cables . . . . . . . 69.3 

Miles of wire in cable ...... 7,864.6 

The Edison Electric Illuminating Company have about 
forty miles of conduits, and there are two miles in use by 
the Western Union Telegraph Company. 

,The West End Street Railway Company have 58,226 
miles of electric lines in Boston, using two hundred and 
forty -two long and forty-seven short cars, producing 5,920 
electrical horse-power at its central power-station, and 1,120 
at the station in Allston. 

I have recently procured a test-board of comprehensive 
design and elaborate finish, and have placed it in service at 
headquarters, for the purpose of testing the carrying capacity 
of wires, switches, cut-outs, etc., and for ascertaining the 
amount of current necessary to fuse automatic cut-outs, 
and safety devices of all kinds. Also for testing the insula- 
tion of wires, and for such electrical experiments and dem- 
onstrations as may properly come before this department for 
examination or illustration. 

I desire in this connection to call the attention of your 
honorable Board to the fact that the ordinance under which 
the Department for the Inspection of Wires was organized 
does not give to the Inspector sufficient authority to enable 
him to properly carry out the purpose for which it was 
formed, and while the various companies have generally 
cheerfully acquiesced in the suggestions which have from 
time to time been made to them, it is evident that far 
greater results might be obtained if the power of the In- 
spector should be extended and more clearly defined. I 
would therefore recommend that some action be taken to 
this end. 

The new construction and repair work done for the main- 
tenance of the Fire Alarm system within the year ending- 
February 1, 1892, is as follows : 

Alarm circuits 1, 3, 9, 11, 18, 22, 23, and 24, and tele- 
phone circuits 4, 9, 10, and 13, have been rebuilt from head- 
quarters to the corner of Congress and High streets ; circuits 
18 and 22, and telephone circuit 15 partially renewed to 
Western avenue, and alarm circuits 6, 12, 15, and 16 ; box- 
gong circuits 30 and 32 reconstructed from Sudbury street 
to Warren bridge. 



Eeport of Fire Department. 125 

Fixtures have been rebuilt and arms placed on same for 
renewal of alarm circuits 2, 7, 8, 13, and 19, box-gong cir- 
cuit 31, and telephone circuits 7, 8, and 25, on the Tremont- 
street route from headquarters to Camden street. 

A new telephone circuit has been constructed connecting 
the house of Commissioner Innis with the system, and cir- 
cuits 17 and 27 have been made metallic for the purpose of 
destroying induction from high-tension currents, which at 
times seriously interferes with the successful operation of 
the service. 

No. 25 has been partially reconstructed, and others will 
be changed to a metallic basis as soon as the routine work 
of reconstruction and repairs on the general system will 
permit. 

Fixtures have been rebuilt, enlarged, and repaired ; old 
poles taken down, new ones set in their places ; others set 
for extension of the service, and new wire run in various 
localities throughout the city, where the conditions have re- 
quired such work to be done, and five hundred four, six, 
and eight-pinned arms have been placed on a line of new 
poles set by the Postal Telegraph Cable Company from Con- 
gress-street bridge to Dedham line, to be used in future con- 
struction. 

Sixty-eight new poles have been set and one hundred and 
one old ones taken down during the year. 

Twenty -four signal-boxes have been added to the system, 
and new apparatus boards placed in the houses of Engines 
24, 28, 32, 36, and 40, Truck 17, Chemical Engines 7 and 
8, and the new houses at Egleston square and Allston ; 
Engine 40 and Truck 17 being also supplied with new fire- 
alarm apparatus. 

A sub-marine cable has been laid at the draw of Con- 
gress-street bridge, and a twenty-five conductor over-head 
cable run from headquarters to Simmons building on Water 
street. 

The work of new construction will be carried on as fast 
as the routine work of the service will permit, and for this 
purpose I propose to make use of copper wire of larger size 
than has been used heretofore, in order to ensure greater 
tensile strength and better conductivity. 

I also propose to construct one circuit with covered 
iron wire, as an experiment, with the view of adopting it in 
future work if it gives satisfactory results. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. S. Flanders, 

Inspector of Wires. 



126 City Document No. 13. 

bureau for the inspection of wires. 
The force employed is as follows : 

Inspector. 
Brown S. Flanders. 

Deputy Inspector. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Assistant Deputy Inspector. 
Wm. H. Godfrey. 

Inspection of Wires Branch. 

Clerk. 
John B. Shea. 

Draughtsman. 
James P. Ball. 

Examiners. 
James E. Cole, Jeremiah A. Field, 

James J. Dunlea, Walter J. Burke. 

Foreman for the Removal of Dead Wires. 
Thomas Kain. 

Linemen. 
Arthur J. Duffy, Thomas J. Lythgoe, 

James Friel, Daniel F. McCarthy, 

Thomas C. Harrington. 



Fire-Alarm Branch. 

Operators. 
Charles M. Chaplin, Richard Donahue, 

Tames L. Gethins, James L. Crowley, 

Uzziel Putnam, Jona. M. Morris. 

Asssistant Operator. 
Wm. H. Johnson. 

Battery-man. 
John B. Jeffers. 



Report of Fire Department. 



127 



Assistant Battery -man. 
Jeremiah E. O'Brien. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Hiram W. Cherrington. 



Repairers. 



g. j. h. guthermuth, 
John Flavell, 
Wm. H. Barker, 
E. M. Illing WORTH, 
Thomas P. Bannon, 



Granville S. Mendell, 
Issachar Wells, 
David Isaacs, 
Samuel J. Horton, 
Peter M. Kendrick. 



Care of Clocks. 
Wm. J. Regan. 



A constant watch is kept at the headquarters, City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each set of operators have 
assigned to them certain hours of duty, during which time 
they are responsible for the correct working of the apparatus 
in giving alarms, and all testing of the circuits and other de- 
tails pertaining to the service. An automatic arrangement 
is connected with the receiving apparatus, by which assist- 
ance may be called from the sleeping apartments, if at any 
time the operators should be suddenly incapacitated by ill- 
ness from performing their duties. No operator is permitted 
to sleep during his watch, unless expressly relieved by some 
one else, and by consent of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for 
any mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours 
of duty. 

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 544 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : 



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



159 
52 
48 
81 
77 
42 
49 
35 
1 



544 



128 City Document No. 13. 

The following boxes are private property : 38 duplicate, 
115, 149, 152, "227, 228, 244, 271, 279, 281, 283, 299, 422, 
442, 443, 511, 533, 617, 623, 624, 626, 629, 698, 711, 714, 
715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 722, 723, 724, 725, 726, 727, 728, 
729, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 737, 738, 739, 741, 742, 743, 
744, 745, 746, 778, 779, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 799, 816, 
838, 842, 919, 927, 974. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarm Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is, about $135,000. Working lines of wire, about 490 miles ; 
signal-boxes in use, 544 ; striking-machines, 35 ; gongs, 
125 ; box gongs, 65 ; tappers, 19 ; vibrators, 4 ; local 
registers in department houses, 41 ; 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, 
80 ; 2 switch-boards ; 37 galvanometers ; 2 portable rheo- 
tropes ; 1 chronometer ; 1 telephone switch-board at head- 
quarters ; 1 ditto in chiefs office ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus 
in superintendent's house ; 8 sets telegraphic apparatus in 
assistants' houses; 1,760 battery-cups in use at Central 
Office ; 50 cups dry battery in house of Engine No. 15 ; 50 
ditto in house of Engine No. 10 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine 
No. 14 ; 50 ditto in house of Engine No. 23 ; 60 ditto in 
house of Engine No. 25 ; 80 ditto in house of Engine No. 9 ; 
60 spare battery-cups ; 329 spare porous cups ; 239 spare 
battery-cups at shop ; 2,000 lbs. sulphate of copper ; 150 lbs. 
zinc; brackets, wire, insulators, etc., office furniture, bed- 
steads, 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. 5, West Roxbury, owned by 

city, weight 1,059 lbs. 
Chemical Engine-house No. 6, Allston, composition, about 

400 lbs., owned by city. 



Report of Fire Department. 129 

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. 40, Orleans street, East Boston, compo- 
sition, 817 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 17, Meeting-House Hill, Dorchester, 
composition, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine-house No. 30, West Roxbury, 300 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Everett School-house, Northampton street, composition, 
1,501 lbs., owned by city. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs., owned by city. 

George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,160 lbs., owned by city. 

Hook and Ladder House No. 4, Dudley street, Boston 
Highlands, 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 f 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. 



130 City Document No. 13. 

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 blow- 
ing the Abattoir whistle in Brighton. 

Bells owned by the city, which have been disconnected 
from service, are located as follows : 

Apparatus Bepair-Shop, bell formerly used on house of 
Chemical Engine 5, one composition, 400 lbs., formerly 
used on house of Chemical Engine No. 4, Roslindale, 
and two small bells from other locations. 

Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs. 

Phillips School-house, cor. Pinckney and Anderson street, 
composition, 900 lbs. 

Quincy School-house, Tyler street, composition, 2,941 lbs. 

Shawmut-avenue Church, composition, 1,909 lbs. 

Trinity Church, Trenton street, East Boston, composition, 
1,760 lbs., formerly used on Castle-street Church. 

Van 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. 

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, owned by city. 



Report of Fire Department. ]31 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M.E. Church, owned by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 

South Boston. 

Bigelow School-house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city. 

East Boston. 
Central square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall Clock, owned by city. 
Trinity Church, East Boston, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by city. 
Metropolitan stables, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Dorchester. 

Baker Memorial (Upham's Corner) , owned by city. 
Neponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan), owned by city. 
Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills) . 

Charlestown. 
Bunker Hill Church. 
City Hall, owned by city. 
Harvard Hill Church. 
High School-house, owned by city. 
Unitarian Church. 

West Roxbury. 
Dr. Strong's Church. 
Unitarian Church. 

Brighton. 
Bennett School-house, owned by city. 



EXPENDITURES OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM JANUARY I, 1891, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1892. 




Salaries 

Repairs of apparatus 
Repairs of houses 
New hose 
Repairs of hose 
Fuel'for engines and houses 
Gas, etc 

Printing, stationery, etc 
Furniture, bedding, etc 
Small supplies 

Horses, purchase and exchange 
Hay, grain, and straw 
Horse-hire and keeping 
Washing 
Shoeing 

Harness and repairs 
Oils, chemicals, etc 
Hats, badges, buttons 
Ladders and repairs 
Tools for Uepair-shop 
New apparatus 
Extra service 
Water for houses and boat 
Contingencies 

Pensions 

Care of clocks 

Damages to property 

Rental of telephones 

Fire Alarm equipments 

Water for hydrants and reservoirs 

Bureau of Inspection of Wires 

Equipment