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TWENTIETH ANNUAL REPOET 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



CITY OF BOSTON, 



FEBRUARY 1, 1892, TO JANUARY 31, 1893. 




BOSTON : 

ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS. 

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Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

Old Court-House, Boston, Feb. 1, 1893. 

Hon. Nathan Matthews, Jr., 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir : The Fire Commissioners respectfully submit the 
twentieth annual report of this department since its reorgan- 
ization, including a statement of its operations for the twelve 
months ending January 31, and showing its condition upon 
that date, and some of its more imperative needs. 

Alarms and Losses. 

For the year ending January 31, 1893, there has been a 
considerable swelling of all previous annual records of 
alarms. Exclusive of seconds, thirds, and generals, there 
were 1,412 bell and still alarms, the total losses therefrom 
amounting to $1,926,897. As compared with the preceding 
twelve months, this exhibit shows an increase of twenty- 
three per cent, in the number of alarms, and a little less than 
twenty-six percent, in the amount of losses. In this show- 
ing are included the Hecht fire, and the several other large 
fires that occurred during the month of January, causing at 
least two-thirds the total loss of the year. 

Condition of the Department. 

There has not been any marked enlargement of the de- 
partment during the last twelve months. Engine Company 
41, at Allston, and Engine Company 42, at Egleston square, 
have been put in commission and service, giving a consider- 
able addition of needed strength at those points. A new 
house has been completed at Washington Village, South 
Boston, to be known as Engine House 43, but owing to lack 
of funds it has not yet been manned and equipped. 

A new engine-house is in process of construction at Ash- 
mont, but it will not be available the present year. 

The headquarters building has been advancing steadily 
toward completion, and should be ready for at least partial 
occupancy near the close of the year. It is a handsome 
structure, and promises to be a convenient one. While its 
location, in some respects, is not desirable, it will tend to 



II City Document No. 12. 

concentrate several important branches of the department, 
such as the drill and engine schools, repair-shop, inspection 
of wires, fire alarm, etc. 

The commissioners are sorry to say that they seem as far 
off as ever from obtaining a suitable site for the veterinary 
surgeon's headquarters. They thought at one time they had 
just what they needed, but unforeseen exigencies of public 
moment arose, which seemed to supersede for the time being 
the wants of the department. What is needed, as has been 
previously explained, is a large, warm, well-ventilated, and 
well-lighted stable, where spare horses and horses tempora- 
rily unfitted for duty can be kept and cared for. It should 
also have connected with it sufficient yard for an exercise 
and training ground, so that new horses can be taken and 
tested before being placed in actual service. A place that is 
not what the department desires, but the best that can be 
obtained, is now rented at the rate of $600 a year for this 
purpose. 

The question of recommendations is an important one, but 
also somewhat delicate, considering the city's present finan- 
cial limitations. Real estate interests have been very active 
and quite general in their development over the whole of 
Boston. It is a self-evident fact to the visitor to the out- 
skirts that new settlements are rapidly increasing there, and 
outstripping the means of protection. Requests have been 
made for new apparatus houses in Roxbury, West Roxbury, 
Dorchester, East Boston, Charlestown, South Boston, etc., 
and almost all of these requests are reasonable, even if it is 
decided that some of them are impracticable. There are cer- 
tain additions and improvements w^hich are imperatively 
needed as soon as they can be obtained, among them, and 
perhaps foremost in importance, being a second fire-boat, 
new houses for Ladder Companies 1 and 13, the alteration of 
Engine-house 7 to accommodate a double company, etc. 



Apparatus. 

Three new engines have been purchased during the past 
year, to equip the new companies and contribute to the re- 
serve made necessary by the disposal of a half-dozen old 
engines of no further use to the department. A new Bab- 
cock aerial truck has been put in commission in the house of 
Ladder 14. The old truck in that hou.se was sent to the 
builders and completely made over. 

A new combination chemical and hose wagon has also been 
received from the Babcock Manufacturing Company of Chi- 



Fire Department. hi 

cago. These, with several coal wagons, district chiefs' 
wagons, and pungs cover the purchases in this line for the 
year. It is not proposed to add anything this year unless 
accidents make a new supply indispensable, as the size of 
the appropriation will not permit it. As there is constant 
deterioration, of course it is desirable to purchase a certain 
amount of new apparatus each year, even when the de- 
partment is not extended, as otherwise the future is being- 
laid under a heavy contribution. 



Composition or the Department. 

The entire force of the department consists of about 800 
men. The permanent element has been somewhat strength- 
ened, and the call representation has been lessened to some 
extent. It is the duty of the commissioners, however, to 
make prominent the fact once more that the service is seri- 
ously embarrassed by the continuance of a call force. The 
system is a reproach to a city of the size and importance of 
Boston. An indication of how it stands in expert estima- 
tion is afforded by this extract from a report made three or 
four years ago by General-Inspector Smith to the National 
Board of Fire Underwriters : " The call system is only 
adapted to small towns and villages, and Albany, with a pop- 
ulation of nearly 100,000, has certainly outgrown such con- 
ditions." This was the opinion of a fire-fighter of national 
reputation and long experience ; and if it was true of a city 
of nearly 100,000 population, with how much greater force 
does it apply to a city nearly five times as large. No matter 
how good the call men may be individually, in this age of 
sudden demands and quick service, their efiiciency is seri- 
ously handicapped by the conditions under which they must 
act. The year has been a severe one for the department in 
general, but its members have not only justified their repu- 
tation for courage, fidelity, and efficiency, but have added 
new laurels to their past records. The drill school and 
engine school have been doing thorough and profitable work. 



Inspection or Wires. 

This branch of the department, a full report of whose 
operations is published elsewhere, is growing in importance ; 
but if its authority could be properly extended, its efiiciency 
would be greatly increased. At present it has no power to 
enforce the precautions and insure the care which it knows 
are necessary. According to its investigations and reports, 



IV City Document No. 12. 

there have been of late an unusual number of electric fires, 
while doubtless many more are to be accounted for in the 
"unknown" classification. These could be reduced mate- 
rially were the department invested with the power that its 
responsibility calls for. 

Horses. 

The city owns 228 horses, and has in extra service for 
winter about 70 more. During the year 30 new horses 
were purchased, 18 sold or exchanged, and two died. The 
number of horses receiving treatment was 200, resultino; in 
395 cases, of which 125 were treated at the Horse Infirmary, 
and 20 were horses received for extra service. The horses 
of the department have been, and are, in generally excellent 
condition. The accommodations for extra or invalided 
horses are entirely insufficient, and this fact makes more 
urgent the recommendations elsewhere made. 



The Police Department. 

The police deserve the thanks of this department, for their 
efficient cooperation when their help was most needed. 
They are a most important adjunct to this service ; they have 
shown a lively sense of their responsibility, and a disposition 
to act up to the full measure of it. 



The Fire Marshal. 

The Fire Marshal's office has naturally had an increase of 
work, due not only to the larger number of alarms, but also 
to the peculiar character of some of them. The Fire Mar- 
shal has shown commendable zeal and efficiency in his line 
of service, and has prosecuted a number of cases with good 
results. 

The Protective Department. 

This department has been working with enlarged facilities 
during the year, and has reached a high state of efficiency, 
doing excellent work for the property-holders and the fire 
underwriters. 



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 



Fire Department. v 

May each year. The nomination is made by tiie Mayor, 
subject to confirmation by the Board of Aldermen. 

Robert G. Fitch, Chairinan, for three years from May, 
1892. Term expires May, 1895. 

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. 



Benjamin F. Underbill, Jr., ClerTc. 
Fire Commissioners. Salary, $2,400. 



Appointed by the 



Chief of Department. 
Lewis P. Webber, Headquarters, Old Court-House. 



District 


Chiefs. 




John F. Eofan, Headquarters, 


Engine-house 


9 


C. H. W. Pope, 




Ladder 


9 


Lewis P. Abbott, '< 




Engine-house 


25 


Wm. T. Cheswell, 




(( 


4 


John W. Repm, " 




(( 


26 


John A. Mullen, " 




(( 


1 


Patrick E. Keyes, " 




(( 


3 


Edward H. Sawyer, " 




Hose-house 


7 


Williston A. Gaylord, " 




H. and L. house 


4 


J. Foster He wins, " 




Engme-house 


18 



Clerks. 

A. Charles Scott, David L. Adamson, 

Wm. E. Delano. 

D. J. Quinn, Messenger. 



Force and Pay-Roll. 

As established by the Board. 

1 Chief of Department . . $3,500 per annum. 
1 Assistant Chief and Inspector of 

Hose and Harnesses . . 2,400 " 



VI 



City Document No. 12. 



9 District Chiefs 


2,000 


1 Superintendent of Apparati 


isRe- 


pairs . . . . 


2,000 


2 Clerks . . . . 


1,500 


1 Clerk . . . . 


1,000 


1 Messeno^er 


1 ,000 


1 detailed man as Clerk, Appi 


iratus 


Repair-shop 


750 


1 Veterinary Surgeon . 


1,800 


52 Captains . . . . 


1,600 


33 Lieutenants 


1,400 


44 Enorjne-men 


1,300 


286 Permanent Men 


1,200 


65 " " . . 


1,100 


39 " " . . 


1,000 


54 Call Men . . 


250 


42 " " . 


200 


46 " " . 


175 


62 Permanent Substitutes 


900 


4 Call Captains . 


325 


1 Hostler . . . . 


624 


2 Watchmen 


1,000 



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 
Chailes-river drawbridge, and running 
through the centre of Charlestown street, 
Haymarket square, and Washington to 
Summer street, and north of Summer street 
and the N. Y. and N. E. R.K. passenger 
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. 



Fire Department. vii 

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, 
through the centre of Dover street, to the 
drawbridge : thence by water to the centre 
of East Chester park ; thence through the 
centre of Albany and Northampton streets, 
Columbus avenue, West Chester park to 
east side of Commonwealth avenue to 
centre of Berkeley and Dover streets to the 
point of starting. 

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

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

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



VIII 



City Document No. 12. 



Assignment of Districts. 

Each district is placed under the charge of a District 
Chief, as follows : 













Companies in District. 


District. 


Chief in Command. 


Engines. 


Chemical 

Engines. 


Hook 

and 

Ladder. 


Hose. 


1 

2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 


John F. Egaa . 
C. H.W.Pope . 
Lewis P. Abbott 
Wm.T. Cheswell 
John W. Regan . 
John A. Mullen . 
Patrick E. Keyes 
Edward H. Sawye 
Williston A. Gayl( 
J. Foster Hewins 


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1 




&, *9 11, 40 

27, 32, 36 

8, *25, 31 

Tower, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26, 35 

n, 2, 15, 38, 39 

*3, 22, 23, 33, 

13,14,29,34,37,41 

12, 17, 21, 24, 42 

16, *18, 19 20, 28, 30 


7 
9 

1 

2 
8 

36 

5,10 

C. W. 


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 Districrt Chief. 



Water and Hydrants. 

The total number of hydrants in the city February 1 was 
6,118. In addition to these hydrants there are 238 tire 
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 ; 18 Lowry, 155 Post, 2 Boston, and 32 Boston 
Lowry. 

In all cases the Water Board have cheerfully complied 
with the requests of this Board in the establishment of hy- 
drants, whenever necessity required. 

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



Fire Department. 



IX 



Engine-Houses . 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 1. . , 

2. . . 


Dorchester street 

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. . . 


Bulfinch street 

Marion street, E. B 


6,098 
1,647 


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


6 . . . 


I.everett street . 






7 . . . 


East street 


1,893 




g 




2,568 
4,000 




9 . . . 


Paris street, E. B 


Reconstructed, 1890-91. Ladder 
No. 2 in this building. 


10 




1,886 
10,000 




11. . . 


Saratoga and Byron streets . . 




12. . . 


Dudley street 


7,161 




13 . . 




4,305 
5,627 


Remodelled, 1870. 


14. . . 


Centre street 




15. . . 


Dorchester avenue 


2,843 




16. . . 


River street, Dorchester Dist. 


12,736 


Ladder No. 6 in this building. 


17. . . 


Meetintr-house Hill, Dorohes- 




Ladder-House No. 7 on this lot. 


18. . . 


Harvard street. Dor. Dist. . . 


10,225 




19. . . 


Norfolk street " . . 


7,683 




20. . . 


"Walnut street " . . 


9,000 




21. . . 


Boston street " . . 


9,355 




22. . . 


Dartmouth street 


4,463 




23. . . 


Northampton street 


3,445 




24. , . 


Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. . 


4,186 




25. . . 


Fort Hill square 


4,175 


Ladder No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 
this building. 


26 . . . 




6,385 
2,600 


Engine No. 35 in this building. 


27. . . 


Elm street, Charlestown Dist., 


28. . . 


Centre street, W. Roxbury 
Dist 


10,377 
14,356 
16,275 




29. . . 


Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 
District 




30. . . 


Mt. Vernon street, West Rox- 
bury District 




32. . . 


Bunker Hill street 


8,000 


Built, 1883-84. 


33. . . 


Cor. Boylston and Hereford 
streets 


5,646 


Ladder No. 15 in this building. 



City Document No. 12. 



Engine-Houses. — Concluded. 





Location. 


No. of feet 
in lot. 


Remarks. 


No. 34. . . 


Western ave., Brighton . . . . 






36. . . 


Monument street 


5,668 




37. . . 


Cor. Longwood and Brookline 


5,400 


Occupied by Chemical Eng. No. 3. 


38-39 . 






40. . . 


Sumner St., East Boston . . . 


4,010 




41. . . 


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


6,112 


Chera. Eng. 6 in this building; 
built in 1892. 


42. . . 


Washington street, between 
Atherton and I^eethoven . . 

Chemical Enginb-House. 


3,848 


Chem. Eng. 5 in this building; 
built in 1892. 


No. 1 . . . 






See Engine-house 4. 


2. . . 


Church street 


3,412 


3, . . 


Cor. Longwood and Brookline 




See Engine-house 37. 

Ladder No. 16 in this building. 


4. . . 


Poplar St., cor of Washington, 
West Roxbury 


14,729 


5 . . . 


Washington street, between 
Atherton aud l^ei-thoven . . 


3,848 


Engine No. 42 in this building. 


6. . . 


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


6,112 


Engine No. 41 in this building. 


7. . . 


Chelsea st.. East Boston, 


1,346 




8 . . . 




1,804 




9 . . . 






10 . . . 




700 











Hose-Houses. 



Location. 



No. of feet, 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 3 . 

5. 

7. 

8. 
10. 
12. 



Winthrop street. . . 
Shawmut avenue . . 
Treraont 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 in this building. 

Remodelled, 1870. 



FiEE Department. 



XI 



HOOK-AND-L ADDER HoUSES. 



Location. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



No. 1, 

2, 



Friend street 

Paris street, E.B 

Harrison avenue 

Dudley street 

Fourth street 

River street, Dor 

Meeting-house Hill . . . 
Fort Hill square .... 
Main Street, Charlestown 
Centre street, W.R. . . . 



Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 
District . 



Tremont street 

Washington, near Dover street, 

Fort Hill square 

Boylston, cor. Hereford street, 

Roslindale 

Harrison avenue 

Bristol street 



1,676 



3,923 
2,469 



2,430 



],007 



See Engine-house 9. 
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 29. 

See Hose-house 7 ; rebuilt 1892. 

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. 
E,epair-shop, corner of Albany and Bristol streets, 20,547 
feet. 



XII City Document No. 12. 



Hose. 

The amount of hose purchased and condemned since Feb- 
ruary 1, 1892, to January 31, 1893, is as follows : 



Leading hose, Cotton, 
" " Rubber, 
Chemical, " 
Suction, " 


Purchased. 

19,350 feet. 
2,000 " 
1,000 " 
98 " 


Condemned. 

14,150 feet. 
1,400 " 
1,100 " 


Total, 


22,448 " 


16,650 " 



Amount of hose in use and in storehouse, February 1, 
1893: 

In use. In storehouse. 

Cotton, 60,216 feet. 8,950 feet. 

Rubber, 5,009 *' 2,000 " 

Chemical, 4,286 " 850 " 

Suction, 906 " 98 " 

Hand, 2,844 " 

Total, 73,261 " 11,898 " 



Fire Department. 



XIII 



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



Alarms. 



Losses. 



Population. 



Sept, 



. 1, 1829, to 


August 


31, 1830 


" 1830, 




1831 


" 1831, 




1832 


" 1832, 




1833 


'" 1833, 




1834 


" 1834, 




1835 


" 1836, 




1837 


" 1837, 




1838 


" 1838, 




1839 


" 1839, 




1840 


" 1840, 




1841 


" 1841, 




1842 


" 1842, 




1843 


" 1843, 




1844 


" 1844, 




1845 


" 1845, 




1846 


" 1846, 




1847 


" 1847, 




1848 


" 1848, 




1849 


" 1849, 




1850 


" 1850, 




1851 


" 1851, 




1852 


" 1852, 




1853 


" 1853, 




1854 


" 1854, 




1855 


" 1855, 




1856 


" 1856, 




1857 


<• 1857, 




1858 


•' 1858, 




1859 


« 1859, 




1860 


" 1860, 




1861 


" 1861, 




1862 


" 1862, 




1863 


" 1863, 




1864 


" 1864, 




1865 


" 1865, 




1866 


" 1866, to Dec. 31, 


1866. . 



110 
62 
89 
159 
130 
109 
159 
105 
96 
113 
140 
194 
232 
267 
223 
289 
270 
282 
339 
240 
333 
169 
205 
195 
174 
167 
164 
161 
166 
194 
172 
172 
141 
188 
131 
221 
64 



$118,540 
23,620 
68,195 
74,613 
69,405 
107,440 
130,295 
32,118 
140,004 
77,973 
102,975 
102,118 
128,666 
164,083 
234.591 
226,338 
172,973 
222,273 
300,525 
123,660 
386,107 
402,849 
515,167 
150,772 
537,604 
409,353 
258,231 
390,657 
761,370 
521,383 
617,213 
1,107,569 
367,429 
858,381 
559,749 
681,554 
408,560 



$52,750 

4,320 

40,975 

25,713 

37,925 

45,970 

55,125 

20,238 

61,191 

58,632 

36,920 

44,533 

90,086 

95,252 

169,440 

155,205 

87,159 

162,085 

216,992 

76,197 

192,937 

215,315 

295,056 

106,880 

361,047 

287,832 

233,787 

316,207 

646,210 

471,853 

405,928 

806,433 

120,909 

493,369 

318,067 

474,171 

383,700 



61,392 



78,603 



85,000 



114,366 



138,788 



160,508 



177,902 



192,324 



XIV 



City Document No. 12. 



Kecapitulation. — Concluded 



Jan. 1, 1867 

'« 1868 

" 1869 

" 1870, 

" 1871 

" 1872 

" 1873: 

" 1874; 

May 1, 1874 

" 1875 

" 1876 

" 1877, 

" 1878 

" 1879: 

" 1880 

" 1881: 

" 1882 

" 1883 

" 1884 

" 1885 

" 1886, 

" 1887, 

" 1888 

" 1889 

" 1890: 
Jan. 1, 1891 
Feb. 1, 1892 



to Dec. 31, 1867 , 
" 1868 , 
" 1869 , 
" 1870 , 
" 1871 , 
•• 1872 . 
" 1873 . 
to April 30, 1874 , 
" 1875 , 
" 1876 . 
" 1877 . 
" 1878 , 
" 1879 , 
" 1880 , 
" 1881 , 
" ■ 1882 , 
" 1883 , 
«' 1884 
" 1885 . 
" 1886 , 
" 1887 , 
" 1888 , 
" 1889 , 
" 1890 , 
1891 . 
1892, 
1893, 



Jan. 
Feb. 



Alarms, 



284 
293 
385 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 
785 
827 
975 
962 
963 
679 
,230 
.412 



Losses. 



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

2,680,953 
941,483 

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

1,260,490 

1,183,818 
615,836 
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998,554 

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

1,078,333 

4,746,869 
556,597 

1,629,413 

1,926,897 



Insurance. 



$340,775 

314,706 

335,975 

786,463 

534,991 

1,293,983 

2,010,633 

1,607,782 

3,677,008 

3,076,483 

2,827,528 

3,803,910 

3,591,948 

4,602,591 

6,543,006 

4,849,246 

7,299,353 

7,981,807 

8,068,295 

7,082,541 

6,771,654 

10,165,625 

12,146,904 

16,023,952 

9,397,054 

19,247,795 

32,674,186 



Population. 



250,750 



342,000 



449,000 



Tt)tal number of actual fires 
Confined to one building . 
Extended to others . 
Wharves, vessels, grass, etc. 
Out of the city 



Buildings. 



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



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50 

166 

4 

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106 

44 

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



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Table No. 5. 



8'hoiuing the Different Causes of Fires and Alarms^ from 
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Respectfully submitted, 


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


Fire Commissioners. 



APPENDIX. 



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During the past twelve months (Februfiry 1, 1892, to 
February 1, 1893), 207 hydrants have been established and 
55 abandoned, as follows : 



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6,118 



FTKES AND ALARMS 



FEBRUARY isx, 1892, TO JANUARY 31st, 1893. 



FEBRUARY, 

Monday, 1st, 1-26 A.M. Box 35. 

No. 2 Province court. Owned by H. B. Thayer ; loss, $474 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by J. C. Gerwe, as tailor • loss, $133 ; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by Clough & Hardy, as watch-cases ; loss, $100 ; occu- 
pied by M. E. Ray, as barber; loss, $106 ; insurance, $250; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Mo7iday, 1st, 4-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 1.5 Milton pl. Cause, accidental ; automatic, overheated ther- 
mostat. 

Monday, 1st, 5-49 A.M. Box 53. 

jSTos. 673 AND 675 Washington st. Owned by Daniel Sargent ; loss, 
$1,000; insurance, $8,000; occiipiedby L. F. Brigham et als., as cloth- 
ing, etc. ; loss, $780; insurance, $15,000; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 1st, 10-55 A.M. Box 121. 

Nos. 110 AND 112 West Third st. Owned by Downer estate; loss, 
$10 ; ''occupied by Sweatt & Chase, as foundry ;" originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, sparks from smelting furnace. 

Monday, 1st, 0-32 P.M. Box 638. 

No. 297 Border st. Owned by J. R. Kenerson; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $500 ; occupied by J. R. Kenerson, as blacksmith ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Monday, 1st, 6-45 P.M. Box 253. 

No. 466 Warren st. Owned by West End R.R. Co. ; occupied by 
AVest End R.R. Co., as ofiice ; originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Monday, 1st, 9-47 P.M. Box 133. 

Champney, near Mercer st. Owned by Alexander Russell ; loss, 
$325; insurance, $400; occupied by R. S. Robbins, as wagon sheds; 
loss, $174; insurance, $1,100; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 2d, 2-16 A.M. Box 516. 

Burnett st. Owned by Boston Thread & Twine Company; loss, 
$450 ; insurance, $150,000 ; occupied by Boston Thread & Twine Com- 
pany, as dry-house ; loss, $850 ; insurance, $150,000 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, supposed overheated steam-pipes. 



12 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 2d, 3-05 A.M. Still. 

Mystic ave., Somerville, Mass. Cause, needless alarm ; fire out of 
the city. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-17 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 86 North st. Owned by R. Codman estate ; loss, $65 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by Mary Levins, as furniture, etc. ; loss, $1,524; 
insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 2d, 6-51 A.M. Box 431. 

No. 261 Bunker Hill st. Owned by E. B. Burgess ; loss, $278 ; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied byG. N.Fisher, as dwelling; loss, $20; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Remarks. — Geo. N. Fisliei", aged 80 years, was fatally burned ; Mrs. 
G. N. Fisher, Jr., was slightly burned on face and hands while trying 
to extinguish the flames. 

Thursday, 4th, 2-17 h P.M. Box 29. 
No. 33 Chestnut st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 4th, 5-02 P.M. Box 134. 
Rear 185 D st. Cause, refuse hay set on fire by boys. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-35 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 6 HoLDEN COURT. Owned by Joshua Holden heirs ; insurance 
$1,000; occupied by Frank Bush, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 5th, 11-18 P.M. Still. 

Geneva ave. and Westville st. Owned by E. N. Capen et als. ; 
loss, $40 ; insurance, $9,500 ; occupied by Howland & Watson, as gro- 
ceries, etc. ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 0-27 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 526 East Sixth st. Owned by Thomas McDowell; loss, $725; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Thomas McDowell, as florist; loss, $100; 
orio"inated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Saticrday, 6th, 6-43 P.M. Box 461. 

Arlington ave. Owned by Eastman Freight Car Company ; loss, 
$1,837; insurance, $3,500; occupied by Eastman Freight Car Com- 
pany, as factory ; loss, $2,826 ; insurance, $9,000 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — This building was situated on the Somerville line, and the 
Somerville department was present at the fire. Daniel Spike, of Hose 
Company No. 2, was severely injured by falling from a ladder. 

Sunday, 7th, 2-29 A.M. Box 56. 

No. 102 Kneeland st. Owned byM. Sullivan; loss, $97 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by B. Vallenberg et als., as dwelling; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 7th, 10-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Leverett ST. Owned by R. E. Dennison ; loss, $60 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by J. M. Perkins, as dwelling; insurance, ""' " 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 



Fire Department. 13 



Sunday, 7th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

No^ 37 West st. Owned by Temple Chib ; loss, $62 ; insurance, 
$27,000 ; occupied by C. P. Grimmer et als., as florist, etc. ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $13,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, electric wires. 

Sunday, 7th, 6-50 P.M. Box 121. 

No. 83 A ST. Owned by Ellen Ray; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by Ellen Ray, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 

Monday, 8th, 6-04 P.M. Box 235. 

Nos. 173 AND 177 Dudley st. Owned by H. B. Kelley ; loss, $2,499 ; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by W. B. Merrill, as laundry ; loss, $5,056 ; 
insurance, $30,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 8th, 10-38 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Piedmont st. Owned by Zenas Arnold ; loss, $9 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by James H. Finck, as dwelling ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 9th, 0-49 A. M. Box 235. 

No. 180 Dudley st. Owned by W. Ballantyne ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by W. Ballantyne, as carpenter ; loss, $70 ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, goods removed from fire at No. 
173 Dudley street igniting. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-58 A.M. Box 235. 
Nos. 173 TO 177 Dudley st. Cause, rekindling of previous fire. 

Tuesday, 9th, 0-57 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 18 Cross st. Owned by S. Pinkofsky ; loss, $175; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. L. Goodman, as dwelling; loss, $15; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; cause, burning wood in stove oven. 

Tuesday, 9th, 2-06 P.M. Box 933. 

No. 313 Adams st. Owned by E. A. Heubener; loss, .$50; insur- 
ance, $1,250; occupied by E. A. Heubener, as upholstery; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 9th, 9-51 P.M. Still. 

Bremen st. Owned by Boston & Maine R.R. ; loss, $25 ; occupied 
by Boston & Maine R.R., as switch-house ; originated on ground floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 10th, 9-18 A.M. Box 435. 

No. 431 Medford st. Owned by G. H. Wood Company; loss, $10 ; 
occupied by G. H. Wood Company, as wax factory; loss, -$15; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of wax. 

Wednesday, 10th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Morton st. Owned by H. W. Savage; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by I. Mendelsohn, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, dropping kerosene lamp. 



14 City Document No. 12. 



Wednesday, 10th, 8-29 P.M. Box 254. 

i^O. 197 Pynchon ST. Owned by F. Guild ; loss, $200 ; occupied by 
R. D. Ward, as carpenter; loss, $254; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknoAvn. 

Thursday, 11th, 2-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 51 South Margin st. Owned by M. Stewart; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; occupied by M. Shapira, as dwelling ; originated on. 
4th floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 11th, 9-44 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 61 BiLLERiCA ST. Owned by O. Howard; loss, $60; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. F. Gordon, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 211 Congress st. Owned by J. B. Moore; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $17,000; occupied by A. Towle & Co., as office; loss, $3; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, clothing too near stove. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 BuLLARD ST. Owned by William Raff"erty ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by William Raff'erty, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches igniting curtain. 

Friday, 12th, 2-13 A.M. Still. 

No. 112 Beach st. Owned by Boston Real Estate Company; loss, 
$75 ; insurance, $32,500 ; occupied by A. W. Smith et als., as dwelling, 
etc. ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $36,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 12th, 7-36 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 102 South Market st. Owned by Clinton Market Company; 
insurance, $85,000 ; occupied by G. F. & E. C. Swift, as office ; loss, 
$10; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-stove igniting woodwork. 

Friday, 12th, 9-49 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 671 Tremont st. Owned by F. W. Boles ; loss, $.50 ; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by E. M. HoUen, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 12th, 10-19 A.M. Box 72. 

Nos. 1162 TO 1168 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards ; loss, 
$469; insurance, $31,000; occupied by John McKay, as hotel ; loss, 
$220 ; insurance, $13,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 5-05 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 82 Sudbury st. Cause, upsetting pot of metal ; needless alarm. 

Friday, 12th, 7-42 P.M. Box 315. 
Leyland ST. Cause, steam mistaken for fire ; needless alarm. 



Fire Department. 15 



Friday, rZth, 7-50 P.M. Box 134. 

Tudor st. Owned by Robert Bishop; loss, $3,410; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Robert Bishop, as cotton waste ; loss, $14,216 ; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — D. J. Doherty, of Hook and Ladder No. 5, was slightly cut 
on hands by glass. 

Friday, 12th, 8-09, 8-13 P.M. Box 124. 
Remarks. — These alarms were given for the fire in Bishop's factory, 
Tudor street. 

Friday, 12th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 85 Haverhill st. Owned by J. F. Hall ; occupied by N. H. 
Gray et als., as carpenter, etc.; loss, $30; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiar}^ 

Saturday, 13th, 5-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 171 BowEN ST. Owned by James Daley; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by Eugene Kenney, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $700 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless vise of matches. 

Sunday, 14th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 31 Wales st. Owned by A. M. Chase ; loss, $117 ; insurance, 
$5,500 ; occupied by A. M. Chase, as dwelling ; loss, $89 ; insvu'ance, 
$3,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion, sup- 
posed. 

Sunday, 14th, 9-10 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 329 North st. Owned by Massachusetts Real Estate Company ; 
occupied by John Leproa, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
sparks from peanut-roaster. 

Sunday, 14th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 22 AND 24 Temple pl. Owned by H. L. Shaw ; loss, $195 ; in- 
surance, $20,000; occupied by A. L. Gordon & Co., as underwear; 
loss, $3,846; insurance, $18,600; occupied by Sanford & Co., as book- 
binders; loss, $25; insurtfnce, $2,400; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 15th, 0-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 160 Blackstone st. Owned by J. P. Squire; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occuj)ied by Samuel Bryant, as tinsmith ; loss, $10 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of gasoline lamp. 

Remarks. — Mr. S. Bryant was severely burned on hands by the ex- 
plosion. 

Monday, 15th, 5-34 P.M. Box 192. 

No. 9 MiNTON ST. Owned by Thomas Kelley; occupied by Thomas 
Kelley, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 15th, 7-12 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 170 Border st. Owned by George McQuesten ; loss, $4,550; 
insurance, $4,750 ; occupied by George McQuesten, as lumber-mill ; 
loss, $12,325; insurance, $24,100; originated on ground floor; cause 
unknown. 

Remarks. — Box 632 was ffiven at 7-25 P.M. for the same fire. 



16 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 16th, 0-37 A.M. Box 96. 

No. 52 Winchester st. Owned by Hayes & Williams ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Dennis Hurley, as stable ; loss, $7 ; originated in. 
basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 16th, 3-15 A.M. Still. 

Snow's avharf. Cause, spontaneous combustion in rubbish on 
wharf; needless alai'm. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-37 A.M. Box 823. 

No. 143 No. Harvard st. Owned by J. W. Sarsfield heirs; loss, 
$26; insurance, $700; occupied by J. Langford, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on roof ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday 16th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 1930 Washington st. Owned by Mary Lear ; occupied by F. H. 
Lear, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 16th, 3-03 P.M. Box 48. 

Nos. 143 TO 147 Summer st. Owned by David Parker estate ; loss, 
•$8,556 ; insurance, $30,500 ; occupied by J. Houston & Co., as leathers ; 
loss, $200; insurance, $40,000; occupied by W.P.Pierce & Co., as 
leathers; loss, $300; insurance, .$20,000; occupied by "Boot and Shoe- 
Reporter," as office ; loss, $3,900 ; insurance, $9,000 ; occupied by Selz, 
Schwab, & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $122; insurance, $300; occu- 
pied by North, Fiske, & Co. et als., as hats and caps, etc. ; loss, $580; 
insurance, $7,650; originated on 2d floor; cause, sujjposed careless 
use of matches. 

Tiiesday, 16th, 6-27 P.M. Box 25. 

No. 3 Strong pl. Owned by C. S. Damrell ; occupied by William 
Phillips, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kero- 
sene lamp. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-38 P.M. Still. 

No. 37 Pitts st. Owned by J. Measures ; loss, $85 ; insurance, $5,- 
000; occupied by L. Bassill, as brass-finisher; loss, $271; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by , J. C. Sleeper et als., as veneers, etc. ; loss, $19; 
insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 16th, 9-55 P.M. Still. 

Mt. Vernon st. Owned by M. Bennett ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by John Russell, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 6-55 A.M. Box 215. 

No. .84 Greenwich st. Owned by M. A. Jewell ; loss, $27 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; occupied by M. A. Jewell, as dwelling; loss, $22 ; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 17th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 77 Church st. Owned by Dr. R. Amory; loss, $135; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occupied by T. J. Tute et als., as plumber, etc.; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, rats and matches. 



Fire Department. 17 



Wed7iesclay, 17ih, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 252 Friend st. Owned by C. Turner ; loss, $32 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by T. McLaughlin, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Wednesdaij, 17th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 149 Beacon st. Owned by S. E. Bullard; occupied by S. E. 
Bullard, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 17th, 6-52 P.M. Box 233. 

No. 13 Langdon st. Owned by P. W. Regan; loss, $99 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by P. W. Regan, as dwelling; loss, $40; insui-ance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesdmj, 17th, 7-50 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 15 Union st. Owned by Fifty Associates; loss, $537; insur- 
ance, $9,000; occupied by G. S. Cheney & Co., as druggists; loss, 
$4,689; insurance, $18,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, S-14 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 25 Oxford st. Owned by T. R. Wallace; loss, $11 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by T. R. Wallace, as dwelling; loss, $36; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-joipes. 

Thursday, 18th, 8-44 A.M. Still. 

No. 48 Decatur st. Owned by S. M. Logan ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by J. H. Pratt, as druggist ; originated in basement ; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 

Friday, 19th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 25 AND 26 Tremont row. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; occu- 
pied by Lyman Gibbs & Co., as dry goods; insurance, .$30,000; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches thrown in rubbish. 

Friday, 19th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 132 Staniford st. Owned by G. F. McGahey, insurance, $5,- 
000; occupied by G. F. McGahey, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on roof; cause, sj^arks from chimnej^ 

Friday, I9th, 10-16 P.M. Box 639. 

No. 52 Saratoga st. Owned by E. Josilen ; occupied by J. C. 
Barry, as dwelling ; loss, $192 ; insurance, $600 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-41 A.M. Box 546. 

Cass st. Owned by Whittemore heirs; loss, $125; insurance, $1,- 
200; unoccupied, as ice-house; unoccupied, as stable; originated on 
1st floor of ice-house, extended to stable ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 20th, 1-19 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 416 TO 428 Atlantic ave. Owned by David Snow heirs ; loss, 
$80; insurance, $8,000; occupied by A. S. Caswell & Co., as fish 
dealers; loss, $400; insurance, $25,000; originated on outside of 
building ; cause unknown. 



18 City Document No. 12, 



Saturday, 20th, 2-10 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 47 Commercial st. Owned by Quincy heirs ; loss, $45 ; insur- 
ance, $30,000; occupied by Young & Lomasney et als., as fruits, etc. ; 
loss, $365 ; insurance, $20,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, igni- 
tion of leaky gas. 

Saturday, 20th, 0-07 P.M. Still. 

Hawes School, Broadway. Cause, smoke from fumigating ma- 
terial mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 45 So. Market st. Owned by E. A. Williams ; insurance, $15,- 
000 ; occujDied by Scott & Phillips, as barbers ; loss, $10 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 20th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Province court. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless 
alarm. 

Sunday, 21st, 2-05 P.M. Box 56. 

Kjsteeland and Cove sts. Owned by Old Colony R.R. Corpora- 
tion; loss, $4,439 ; insurance, $100,000; occupied by Geo. F. Lowell, 
as restaurant ; loss, $3,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cai;se, gas-jet ignit- 
ing woodwork. 

Sunday, 21st, 2-48 A.M. Box.992. 

No. 51 Welles ave. Owned by J. J. Nolan ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. J. Nolan, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 21st, 7-57 P.M. Still. 
Paris st. Bonfire in street; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 22d, 11-26 A.M. Box 324. 

No. 27 Olney ST. Owned by E. Alther; loss, $180; insm-ance, 
$400; occupied by E. Alther, as sausages; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Monday, 22d, 6 P.M. Still. 

No. 13^ Howard st. Owned by M. A. L. Prescott; loss, $223; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by N. E. Lodging House Comj^any, as 
dwelling; loss, $123; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 23d, 5-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 141 RuGGLES ST. Owned by H. Doherty ; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Mrs. Curley, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, sparks from stove igniting clothing. 

Tuesday, 23d, 1-49 P.M. Box 125. 

No. 80 Middle st. Owned by B. F. Reed ; occupied by Wm. 
McDonald, as dwelling ; originated on first floor ; cause, boiling over 
of kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 India sq. Cause, soot in qhimney burning. 



F'iRE Department. 19 



Tuesday, 23d, 10-03 P.M. Box 543. 

Bellevue ST. Owned by G. H. Richards ; loss, $235 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by G. H. Richards, as stable; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesdmj, 24th, 1-28 A.M. Box 567. 

Spring and Cypress sts. Owned by F. O. Adams; loss, $200; 
occupied by Geo. Hastings, as stable ; loss, $100 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 24th, 3-10 A.M. Box 546. 

Cass ST. Owned by Whittemore heirs; loss, $528; insurance, 
$1,000; unoccupied, as stable; originated on 1st and 2d floors; cause, 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 24th, 6-12 A.M. Box 546. 

Cass st. Cause, rekindling in ruins of Whittemore heirs' stable. 

Wednesday, 24th, 3-35 P.M. Still. 

Hanover st. Cause, electric motor igniting car of West End Rail- 
road, 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-33 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 254 Shawmut AVE. Owned by J. P. Squire ; loss, $31 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by B. Girard, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 25th, 8-41 A.3I. Still. 

Nos. 29 AND 31 West st. Cause, overheated thermostat; auto- 
matic. 

Thursday, 25th, 10-12 A.M. Still. 

No. 381 Washington st. Cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 25th, 5-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Green st. Owned by VV. R. Porter; loss, $25; insurance. 
$3,500; occupied by S. Gilman, as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, 
$3,000; oi'iginated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain, 

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

No. 827 Washington st. Cause, overheated thermostat; auto- 
matic alarm. 

Friday, 26th, 0-03 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 32 Montgomery st. Owned by J. V. Tibbitts ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by E. L. Bates, as dwelling; loss, $27; insur- 
ance, $1,700 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 26th, 2-14 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 20 Union park. Owned by E. J. Baker; insurance, $18,000 ; oc- 
cupied by P. L. Cassidy, as upholsterer; loss, $50; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, explosion of naphtha can. 

Friday, 26th, 2-51 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 139 Pleasant st. Owned by Bradlee heirs; loss, $250; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Jewish Synagogue, as church; loss, 
$200; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 



20 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 26ih, 7-47 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 40 Tennyson st. Owned by Geo. Howell; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Ellen Skelly, as dwelling; loss, $17; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of lamp 
igniting cui'tain. 

Friday, 26th, 10-35 P.M. Box 72. 

Nos. 991 TO 999 Washington st. Owned by W. Sherburne ; loss, 
$230; insurance, $26,500; occupied by Gifford & Holbrook et als., as 
stores, etc.; loss, $25; insurance, $5,900; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 26th, 10-54 P.M. Box 259. 

No. 24 Chestnut ave. Owned by J. A. Wenzel : loss, $181 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by J. A. Wenzel, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, defective gas-pipe. 

Saturday, 27th, 2-46 A.M. Box 546. 

Baker st. Owned by J. Cronin; loss, $615; insurance, $1,700; 
occupied by J. Cronin, as stable ; loss, $100 ; occupied by J. Cronin, as 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor of stable, extended to dwelling; cause, 
incendiary. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 17 BuLLARD ST. Owned by D. Campbell; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by D. Campbell, as dwelling; insurance, $500 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, burning of meat on stove ; needless. 

Saturday, 27th, 10-05 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 366 Harrison ave. Owned by M. Clark heirs ; loss, $76 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by L. Rosenblatt, as grocery, etc. ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot from flue igniting 
woodwork. 

Saturday, 27th, 7-25 P.M. Box 96. 

Nos. 62 AND 64 Stanhope st. Owned by D. K. White ; loss, $942 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by White-Smith Publishing Co., as pub- 
lishers; loss, $13,488; insurance, $115,675; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-35 P.M. Still. 

QuiNCY Market. Cause, cigar thrown in sawdust spittoon ; no 
damage. 

Sunday, 28th, 8-53 A.M. Box 79. 

No. 355 Beacon st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire, 

Sunday, 28th, 10-511 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 203 Cambridge st. Owned by E. J. Hartin ; loss, $340; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied b}' John Hartin, as liquors; loss, $209; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Sunday, 28th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Dudley st. Owned b,y S. A. Wiggin ; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by A. S. Brown, as fish market; insurance, 
originated on ]st floor; cause, sparks from stove. 



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Monday, 29th, 4-18 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 112 Beach st. Owned by Boston Real Estate Co. ; loss, $444; 
insurance, $32,500 ; occupied by Porter & Watson, as boot-shanks ; 
loss, $200; insurance, $15,000 ;" occupied by N. Wilson & Co., as 
bookbinders; loss, $795; insurance, $21,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 



MARCH, 



Tuesday, 1st, 9-11 A.M. Box 214. 

No. 7 Woodbury ST. Owned by W. A. Smith; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by H. Johnson, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 11-22 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 68 Pleasant st. Owned by M. P. Weld ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by J. F. Coleman, as dining-saloon ; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of naphtha stove. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-12 P.M. StiU. 
No. 301 Bunker Hill st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 2d, 0-04 A.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 47 TO 57 Fulton st. Owned by W. Gleason ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by E. W. Taylor, as sausage, etc. ; loss, $287 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by H. C. Tower, as flour, etc.; loss, $30 
insurance, $1,350; occupied by C. W. Allen, as furniture ; loss, $40 
insurance, $11,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of rubbish 
in barrel. 

Wednesday, 2d, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 240 Dover st. Owned by J. M. Beebe heirs ; insurance, 
$54,000 ; occupied by Wyman & Hodges, as mattings ; loss, $81 ; in- 
surance, $3,700; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Thursday, 3d, 0-01 A.M. Box 5. 

No. 3 COTTING ST. Owned by R. Levy ; insurance, $4,500 ; occupied 
by I. Isgoe, as tinsmith; loss, $113; insurance, $300; originated on 
1st floor; cause, sparks from plumber's furnace. 

Thursday, 3d, 4-50 A.M. Box 36. 

No. 40 State st. Owned by Lee heirs; loss, $1,413; insurance, 
$60,000 ; occupied by Tiiiin Club, as club-house ; occupied by Hill Manu- 
facturing Co., as ofiice, etc. ; loss, $200 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
overheated stove igniting flooring, 

Thursday, .3d, 7-01 A.2I. Still. 

No. 738 Shaw^jMUT ave. Owned by E. F. Davis ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by E. F. Davis, as dwelling ; loss, $56 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of oil in kerosene 
stove. 

Thursday, 3d, 10-27 A.M. Box 565. 

Spring st. Owned by H. Schlimper; loss, $325; insurance, $1,800; 
occupied by H. Schlimper, as dwelling; loss, $251; insui'ance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 



22 City Document No. 12. 



Thursday, 3d, 3-28 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 27 Union Park st. Owned by J. B. Thomas heirs ; occupied 
by H. P. Abbott et als., as hotel ; insurance, $450; originated in base- 
ment; cause, hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 3d, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 105 Staniford st. Owned by A. A. Clature ; loss, $6; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by A. Savoy, as dining-saloon ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Thursday, 3d, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 49 Piedmont st. Owned by F. AV. White; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by G. Chapler et als., as dwelling; insurance, 
$350; originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-04 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 15 Tileston ST. Owned by D. E. Millerick; loss, $98; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by J. J. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $1,000: originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 3d, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 49 Piedmont st. Owned by F. W. White ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by George Chapler et als., as dwelling; insur- 
ance, $350; originated on 3d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 4th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Ramsay court. Owned by S. P. B. ; occui^ied by Edwin 
Shaw et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
clothes igniting from stove. 

Friday, 4th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 764 East Fourth st. Owned by F. M. Lang; loss, $42; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by F. M. Lang, as dwelling; loss, $40; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches in clothing. 

Saturday, 5th, 8-53 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 100 State st. Owned by J. S. ,Farlow estate; insurance, 
$30,000 ; cause, sparks from chimney igniting straw on roof of build- 
ing in process of erection. 

Saturday, 5th, 3-27 P.M. Box 854. 

Washington and Winship sts. Owned by P. J. Kelley; loss, 
$1,120 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by P. J. Kelley, as stable ; loss, $571 ; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of oil in kero- 
sene stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 332 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 242 Albany st. Cause, clothing igniting from pipe in pocket. 

Saturday, 5th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 125 Dudley st. Owned by J. J. Soren heirs; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by John Brewing, as dwelling ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, careless dropping matches in wood-box. 



Fire Department. 23 



Saturday, 5th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Lyman st. Owned by H. Cohen ; loss, $17 ; insurance, $4,500 ; 
occupied by H. G. Ci'ockett, as dwelling; loss, $137 ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lami^. 

Saturday, 5th, 10-35 P.M. Box 191. 

No. 8 Howe st. Owned by Baker estate ; loss, $32 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by F. W. Groby, as dwelling; loss, $42; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 6th, ll-08h A.M. Box 136. 
No. 3 Emmet st. Cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 7th, 1-21 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 142 Cambridge st. Cause, electric wires igniting woodwork. 

Wednesday, 9th, 3-56 A.M. Box 229. 

No. 1545 Tremont ST. Owned by Society of Redemptorist Fathers; 
loss, $9,258; insurance, $35,000 ; occupied by Redemptorist Fathers, as 
church; loss, $7,277; insurance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, 
supposed rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-33 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 68 Pleasant st. Owned by M. P. Weld; loss, $30; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. F. Coleman, as dining-saloon ; loss, $15; oi'igi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of naphtha in stove. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 15 Chardon ST. Owned by Roberts heii's ; insurance, $16,000 ; 
occupied by C. H. Cadieu, as boiler-room ; insurance, $1,500 ; originated 
in basement; cause, gas-jet igniting shavings in chute. 

Thursday, 10th, 0-32 A.M. Box 845. 

No. 43 WiCKLOW ST. Owned by P. Hayes; loss, $300; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by D. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 7-26 A.M. Box 43. 

No. 501 Washington st. Owned by W. H. Allen; insurance, 
$70,000; occupied by Larrabee & Co., as fancy goods; insurance, 
$143,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 10th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 48 Pleasant st. Owned by J. R. Murphy ; insurance, $9,000 ; 
occupied by J. J. Lewis et als., as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 10th, 11-07 A.M. Box 632. 

No. 95 Border st. Owned by S. T. Manson ; loss, $625 ; insurance, 
$600 ; occupied by L. L. Han-is, as drug mills ; loss, $4,386 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



24 City Document No. 12. 



Thursdaij, 10th, 7-26 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 44 AND 46 Purchase st. Owned by L. Hamblin, trustee ; in- 
surance, $8,000 ; occupied by J. P. Von Lear et als. ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 11th, 6-12 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 52 AND 54 Pearl st. Owned by C. W. Loring estate ; insurance, 
$20,000 ; occupied by Alex. J. Doyle, as paper-ruler ; loss, $3 ; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, mice and matches, supposed. 

- Saturday, 12th, 0-411 A.M. Box 8. 

No. 31 Travers ST. .Owned by C. E. Marsli; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by T. S. Chase, as dining-saloon ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 



Nos. 185 TO 189i Friend st. Owned by Woodward heii's ; loss, 
$1,101; insurance, $2,000; occupied by C. G. Goodwin, as carpenter; 
loss, $300; occupied by W. A. Edgell, as dining-room; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $300 ; occupied by J. Rigguto, as barber ; loss, $25 ; occupied b}-^ 
H. Lesser, as shoemaker; loss, $166; insurance, $600 ; occupied by S. 
Brown, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $125 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st 
floor 187 Friend street, extended to 31 Travers street; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 12th, 3-11 A.M. Box 36. 

No. 21 Court st. Ovvned by J. F. Adams estate ; insurance, $9,000 ; 
occupied by Richardson & Swett, as tailors ; loss, $125 ; insurance, 
$8,500; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

LmwooD SQ. Cause, sparks from plumber's furnace igniting grass, 
etc. 

Saturday, 12th, 8-46 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 87 Warrenton st. Owned by E. Bigelow; loss, .$15; occupied 
by S. Kamoo, as dwelling; loss, $10; oiiginated on 2d floor; cause, 
careless smoking in bed . 

Saturday, 12th, 8-11 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 381 Washington st. Owned by Wm. Sheaf; occupied by 
Collins & Fairbanks, as hats and caps ; originated on awning over 
stoi'e door ; cause, cigar or matches thrown on awning. 

Sunday, 13th, 8-50 A.M. Box 122. 

Nos. 16 AND 18 Woodward st. Owned by Elvira E. Harvey; loss, 
$197; insurance, $2,000; owned by A. Bush; loss, $124; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by G. R. Litchfield, as dwelling ; loss, $2b ; occupied 
by P. J. Welton et aZs., as dwelling; loss, $50 ; originated on 2d floor, 
No. 16, extended to No. 18 ; cause, defective flue. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-54 P.M. Still. 

School st. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by Fire Depart- 
ment, as alarm-ofiice ; originated on 6th floor; cause, electric wires 
iSTnitina: woodwork. 



Fire Department. 25 



Monday, 14th, 1-25 A.M. Box 465. 

SOMEKVILLE, MaSS. 

Remarks. — This tire was in a switch-house on B. & M. track in 
Somerville, and was extinguished by Engine Company, No. 32, as the 
Someryille department did not respond. 

Monday, 14th, 2-29 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Ashland pl. Owned by L. A. Malone ; loss, $85 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by K. M. Annan, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 14th, 5-28h P- M. Box 143. 
^ Cause, bonfire in grass in St. Augustine's Cemetery, set by boys. 

Monday, 14th, 5-50 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 11 Ontario st. Owned by Henry Baily ; loss, $32; insurance, 
$1,200 ; occupied by M. Conley, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 14th, 9-15 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 148 Eliot st. Owned by R. B. Brigham ; loss, $85; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by R. Weiss, as clothing; loss, $1,506; insurance, 
$4,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 15th, 3-40 P.M. Box 627. 
South st. Cause, ignition of load of hay on team ; damage, $50. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-18 P.M. Box 922. 

No. 1448 Dorchester ave. Owned by H. J. Godfrey; insurance,' 
$4,500; occupied by H. J. Godfrey, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, unknown. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-26 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 275 North st. Owned by Wm. Mahoney ; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Wm. McKenna, as dwelling; loss, $13 ; insurance, $1,400 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday , 1 6th , 4-55 A.M. Still . 
Fiske's wharf. 

Remarks. — Spontaneous combustion in coal on board the steamer 
" Stuart Prince," of Newcastle, England ; damage, 



Wednesday, 16th. 7-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 57 East Chester park. Owned by O. B. Cole; occupied by 
O. B. Cole, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wedne.sday, 16th, 7-06 P.M. Box 635. 
No. 154 Chelsea st. Cause, burning mattress in yard in rear. 

Thursday, 1 7th, 3-2 7 A .M. Box 1 6. 

No. 46 North Market st. Owned by C. B. Barrett et als. ; loss, 
$540 ; insurance, $15,000 ; occupied by Henry Gammell, as lunch-room ; 
loss, $50; occulted by J. P. Shea & Co., as liquors; loss, $390; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. P. Daley, as cigars, etc. ; loss, $123; insur- 



26 City Document No. 12. 

ance, $1,500; occupied by F. P. Ruffo et als., as barber; loss, $123; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by A. D. Rogers, as provisions; loss, $158; 
insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed defective 
chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 9 A.M. Still. 

No. 380 Chelsea st. Owned by Wm. Glynn ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by R. Stewart e^ als., as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, pan of fat igniting on stove. 

Thursday, 17th, 1-33 P.M. Box 414. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yakd. Cause, carelessly throwing 
lighted match in oily waste. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-03 P.M. Box 419. 
Rutherford ave. Cause, burning rubbish : needless alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-09 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 48 Falmouth st. Owned by Geo. J. Marsh ; loss, $240 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000.; occupied by N. A. Brown et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 4-44 P.M. Box 67. 

Washington st. Cause, electric motor igniting car of West End 
Railroad. 

Thursday, 17th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 391 Northampton st. Owned by Mrs. S. L. King; loss, $22; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by John Gaskin, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 18th, 1-09 A.M. Still. 

No. 136 Charles st. Owned by E. H. Fay ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by Luke Doyle, as carriages, etc.; loss, $14; insui*- 
ance, $1,000; originated on Istfloor; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Friday, 18th, 2-12 A.M. Still. 

No. 14 Pitts st. Owned by Fanny Weeks ; occupied by Emma 
Weeks, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 19th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 53 Prospect ave. Owned by A. A. Osgood; loss, $125; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by A. A. Osgood, as dwelling; insurance, $500; 
originated in basement; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 19th, 11 A.M. Box 639. 

No. 3 Marion court. Owned by J. McLaren heirs ; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by James Conway et als., as dwelling ; loss, 
$30; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Saturday, 19th, 2-25 P.M. Box 219. 

No. 120 LONGWOOD AVE. Owned by H. Morton ; loss, $23 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500 ; occupied by H. Morton, as dwelling ; loss, $86 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d'^floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



Fire Department. 27 



Saturdmj, 19th, 3-26 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 188 West Fourth st. Owned by Elizabeth Crodden ; insurance. 
$1,000; occupied by P. J. McCarthy, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 19th, 10-09 P. M. Box 66. 

No. 64A Dover st. Owned by Levi Boles; loss, $75; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by R. Magner et als., as dwelling ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 20lh, 4-55 A.M. Box 29. 

No. 49 Beacon ST. Owned by J. L. Bremer; loss, $76 ; insurance, 
$25,000 ; occupied by J. L. Bremer, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, electric wires. 

Monday, 21st, 4-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 139 Columbus ave. Owned by Codman & Shurtleff; occu- 
pied by Codman & Shurtleff, as factory ; cause, accidental automalie 
alarm ; no Are. 

Tuesday, 2 2d, 6-34 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 22 Salem st. Owned by B. J. Mahan estate; loss, $56; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Anne Call, as dwelling; loss, $123; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 22d, 7-02 P.M. Box 615. 

No. 16 Lamson ST. Owned by Terence Maguire ; loss, $21; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by T. Maguire et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$5; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 22d, 7-27 P.M. Box 526. 

Centre st. Owned by J. W. Balch estate; loss, $5; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by H. B. Chapin ; insurance, $l,OO0; originated on 
1st floor; cause, soot from chimney igniting woodwork. 

Tuesday, 22d, 8-25 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 81 Essex st. Owned by Kate Shepard ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by Edward Brown, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Pembektox sq. Cause, carelessly throwing lighted match in 
rubbish. 

Wednesday, 23d, 3-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 East Lenox st. Owned by T. L. Connelly; loss, $59; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by M. Smart, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 7-46 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 18 Central wharf. Owned by Julia E. Lovering; loss, $37; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. Melendez, as cigars, etc. ; lo.«s, $50; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 23d, 8-40 P.M. Box 112. 
False alarm. 



28 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, 25th, 11-44 A.M. Still. 

No. Ill COMMEKICAL ST. Cause, automatic alarm ; breaking of auto- 
matic sprinkler. 

Friday, 25th, 4-35 P.M. Box 453. 

No. 521 Main st. Owned by J. P. Hawkins; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $i,000; occupied by J. P. Hawkins, as barber; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 26ih, 8-15 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 486 AJND 492 Harrison ave. Cause, accidental automatic 
alarm. 

Saturday, 26th, 5-12 P.M. Box 412. 

Nos. 229 ANi> 231 Main st. Owned by G. H. Haven ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by A. C. Lynn et als., as dwelling, etc.; insurance, 
$1,700; originated in basement; cause, explosion of naphtha lamp. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 703 East Fourth st. Owned by P. Barry; loss, $65; insur- 
ance, $400 ; occupied by Charles Hoyt, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, $75 ; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday , 26th, 10-06 P. M. Box 114. 

No. 131 West Third st. Owned by P. T. Welsh ; insurance, $1 ,500 ; 
occupied by Mary Toohey, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, uj^setting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 26th, 10-40 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 511 AND 519 Medford st. Cause, smoke from chimney mis- 
taken for fire. 

Sunday, 27th, 9-38 P.M. Box 2. 

False alarm. 

Monday, 28th, 11-46 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 19 India st. 

Piemm±s. — Frank Tucker, while engaged in emptying cartridges, 
exploded a shell, burning his hands and face, and injuring himself so 
badly that he was removed to the Massachusetts General Hospital. 

Monday, 28th, 4-22 P.M. Box 511. 

Union ave. Owned by O'Brien heirs; loss, $12; insurance, $500; 
occupied by O'Brien Bros., as painters; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 29th, 7-54 A.M. Box 716. 

No. 239 Washington st. Owned by Vaughan & Abbott; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Atkinson, as dining-room; loss. $10; insurance, $3,500; 
originated in basement; cause, sparks from furnace igniting ventilator 
shaft. 

Tuesday, 29th, 11-05 A.M. Still. 

Ellsv^^ORTH PL. Owned R. H. Hanson; loss, $20; insurance. 
$1,000; occupied by R. H. Hanson, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, rags in chimney flue igniting. 



Fire Department. 29 



Tuesday, 29th, 2-56 P.M. Box 972. 

HuNTOON ST. Owned by Milwood Voye ; loss, $13 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Milwood Voye, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from burning brush. 

Tuesday, 29th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 
Norfolk st Cause, sparks from a locomotive igniting brush. 

Tuesday, 29th, 5-36 P.M. Box 195. 
Bath ave. Cause, brush-fire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 29th, 7-28 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 54 CONANT ST. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 29th, 8-04 P.M. Box 415. 

FiTCiiBURa Railroad yard. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. Corpora 
tion ; loss, $300; occupied by Fitchburg Railroad Corajiany, as coal 
elevator; originated on coal pile; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 30th, 4-20, 4-53 A.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 577 AND 581 Washington ST. Owned by E. Bangs ; loss, $6,- 
-iOO ; insurance, $43,500 ; owned by A. Shuman ; insurance, $96,500 ; 
occupied by W. T. Clark, as hotel ; loss, $44,446 ; insurance, $80,000 • 
occupied by C. A. Raymond, as boots and shoes; loss. $5iK); insm-ance, 
$25,000; occupied by C. Green & Co., as clothing; loss, $7,000; insur- 
ance, $15,000; originated in basement No. 577, extended to No. 581; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 9-35 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 545 AND 547 Washington st. Owned by C. F. Adams estate ; 
insurance, $43,000 ; occupied by R. Hollings & Co. e^ als.. as gas-fix- 
tures, etc. ; loss, $231 ; insurance, $53,700 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
careless use of lighted taper igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-18 A.M. Still. 

No. 40 So. Eden st. Owned by J. W. Hill; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by B. F. Clough as lumber store ; originated on outside ; 
cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-32 P.M. Box 636. 

No. 170 Bremen st. Owned by Benj. Myer: occupied by Benj. 
Myer, as junk store; originated on outside; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 31st, 6-03 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Lime st. Owned by J. M. Mullowney ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. M. Mullowney, as blacksmith; insurance, $501'; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Thursday, 31st, 2-55, 3-04 P.M. Box 276. 

No. 128 Dudley st., rear. Owned by ..Milton heirs; loss, $2,000; 
insurance, $2,000 ; owned by T. D. Mulrey; loss, $12; insurance, $1,- 
500; owned by Guild heirs; loss, $19; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by T. D. Mulrey, as marble-woi-ker ; occupied by Thomas Crosby, 
as store, etc.; loss, $12; insurance, $1,200; owned by Willis heirs; . 



30 City Docu3ient No. 12. 

loss, $679 ; insurance, $12,000 ; owned by C. D. Swain & Co. ; loss, 
$615; insurance, $19,0U0; occupied by C. F. Lord et als., as stables; 
loss, $3,775; insurance, $14,950; occupied by C. F. Lord & Co., as 
stables; loss, $500; occupied by C. D. Swain, as grocery; loss, $333; 
insurance, $9,500; originated on 1st floor, extended to surrounding 
buildings ; cause unknown. 

Bemarks. — Lieut. R. E. Handy, of Engine No. 23, was thrown from 
a ladder and severely injured. 

Thursday, 31st, 3-44 P.M. Box 237. 

No. 60 Dudley st. Owned by A. H. Pickering; loss, $380; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by G. W. Harrington, as dwelling; loss, $35 ; 
originated on roof; cause, spai'ks from fire, box 276. 

Thursday, 3lsl, 4-07 P.M. Box 421. 

No. 13 Bow ST. Owned by John Miller; loss, $63; insurance, $3,- 
500; occupied by D. Casman et als., as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-01 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 1962 Wasiiingtox st. Owned by Mellow heirs; loss, $125; 
occupied by Uman &, Walter, as laundry ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-55 P.M. Box 136. 

K AND First sts. Owned by Fiske, Coleman, & Co. ; occupied by 
Fiske, Coleman, & Co., as terracotta works ; originated in dryer ; cause, 
overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 31st. 11-08 P.M. Box 122. 

No. 10 Mitchell st. Owned by P. O'Brien; loss, $15; unoccu- 
pied dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 



APRIL. 

Friday, 1st, 4-15 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 40 Kneeland st. Owned by B R. Whitney ; loss, $560 ; in- 
surance, $20,000; occupied by Mrs. D. McLean et als., as tailor shop; 
loss, $100; insurance, $2,700 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 1st, 7-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 74 Warren st. Owned by J. W. D. Joy ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by H. & R.R. News Co., as office; loss, $5; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Friday, 1st, 9-49 A.M. Box 374. 

No. 5 Gleason ST. Owned by Walter Bacon ; loss, .$50 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Walter Bacon, as dwelling; loss, $42; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1st, 12 M. Still. 

No. 2942 Washington st. Owned by J. C. Heller; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $3,0C0; occupied by J. Lewis, as dwelling; loss, $74; insur- 
ance, $800 ; originated on the 2d tloor ; cause, clothes igniting from 
stove. 



Fire Department. 31 



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

No. 20 South May st. 0\vn(>d by William Dow ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by J. Kennedy, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, sparks from pipe. « 

Fridmj, 1st, 1-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Wexforu ST. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting 
manure pile. 

Friday, 1st, 3-23 P.M. Still. 

Idaho st. Cause, boys setting fire to grass, etc. 

Friday, 1st, 8-18 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 982 Harkison ave. Owned by T. H. Hall; unoccupied wood- 
shed ; originated in woodshed : cause, boys setting fire to rubbish. 

Friday, 1st, 9-07 P.M. Box 2. 

No. 7 Unity st. Owned by Peter Magee ; loss, $16 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by James Duffy, as dwelling; loss, $3; originated on 
1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 1st, 11-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Tkemont ST. Cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Friday, 1st, 11-56 P.M. Box 213. 

No. 83 Hampden st. Owned by L. E. Hutehins ; loss, $498 ; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by J. S. Crocker, as blacksmith; loss, $400; 
insurance, $500; occupied by S. C. Hitchcock, as wheelwright; loss, 
.$135; insurance, $250; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
forge. 

Saturday, 2d, 11-58 A.M. Still. 

Fessenden ST. Cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2d, 2-38 P.M. Box 317. 
Hartford st. Cause, burning leaves igniting fences; damage, $10. 

Sunday, 3d, 11-09 A.M. Box 126. 

Nos. 347 AND 351 Broadway. Owned by O. J. Duke; loss, $171; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by J. C. & C. M. Nichols, as hardware; 
loss, $330 ; insui'ance, $8,000 ; occupied by J. I. Moore, as boots and 
shoes; loss, $20; insurance, $3,200; originated on outside of No. 347; 
cause, supposed spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 3d, 1-21 P.M. Box 544. 
Buzzey park. Cause unknown. 

Sunday, 3d, 3-29 P.M. Box 368. 
Oakland and Back sts. Cause unknown. 

Sunday, 3d, 4-41 P.M. Box 638. 
Beech st. Cause unknown ; grass and brush fire. 



82 City Document No. 12. 



Sunday, 3d, 4-56 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 589 East First st. Owned by F. W. Bowles; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $1,500 ; occupied by B. McGrath, as dwelling; loss, $10 ; orig- 
inated on 3d floor ; cause, earele^ use of matches. 

Sundaij, 3d, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
Allandale ST. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. \^] 

Sunday, 3d, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave. and Boston st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Sunday, 3d, 7-05 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

Sunday, 3d, 10-20 P.M. Box 96. 

No. 36 Cortes st. Owmed by W. H. Quincy & Co. ; loss, $15 ; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by Agnes Musson, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
■insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 4th, 4-39 A.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 17 AND 19 Pearl st. OAvned bj- Massachusetts Real Estate 
Company; loss, $1,030; insurance, $60,000; occupied by Swan & Son, 
as steam-fitters; loss, $125; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Dalton & 
Litchfield, as fire-proofing; loss, $107; insurance, $1,600; occupied by 
Gamewell Fire Alarm Company, as office; loss, $25; insurance, $500; 
originated in basement; cause, mice and matches. 

Monday, 4lh, 6-40 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 29 AND 31 West st. Cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Monday, 4th, 8-44 P.M. Box 538. 
Mendelssohn st. Cause, bonfire of old shanties; incendiary. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-16 A.M. Box 6. 

No. 9 Barton st. Owned by H. Romanoff; loss, $10; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by J. Watkins, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 5th. 7-34 P.M. Box 324. 
Holmes ave. Cause, grass-fire ; needless. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-42 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 3 Greenough's lane. Owned by G. Scigliam ; loss, $30; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by P. Hughes, as dwelling; loss, $20; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 6th, 2-13 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 26 Pleasant st. Owned by A. VV. Ladd ; loss, $135; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by J. Emstrin, as clothing; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $225; occupied by M. Strimberg, as variety store; loss, $400 ; 
insurance, $800; occupied by J. C. Anderson, as corks, etc.; loss, 
$25; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



FiHE Department. 



Wednesday, 6th, 0-26 P.M. Box 138. 

East First and O sts. Cause, explosion of oil tank in Lawley's 
ship yard. 

Wednesday, 6th, 5-07h P-M. Box 264. 
Hammerton ST. Cause, set by boys in manure pile. 

Thursday, 7th, 3-28 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 74 Canal st. Owned by W. A. Ham ; loss, $99 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by J. F. Ham, as stable; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 7th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

Holland st. Cause, set by boys in brush heajp. 

Thursday, 7th, 0-14 P.M. Box 532. 
Walk Hill st. Cause, unknown ; brush-fire. 

Thursday, 7th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 
Cokey st. Cause, unknown ; brush-fire. 

Thursday, 7th, 1-36 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 160 Pkincr ST. Owned by John Bench; loss, $23; insurance, 
$3,000.; occupied by several families, as dwellings ; originated on roof; 
■cause, careless use of lighted cigar. 

Thursday, 7th, 4-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Mt. Pleasant ave. Owned by Herman Strater ; occupied 
by W. S. Strater, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from 
burning brush. 

Thursday, 7th, 6 P.M. Still. 

Temple st. Cause unknown; brush- fire. 

Thursday, 7th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. Ill Salem st. Owned by M. Berman ; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by M. Berman, as dwelling; loss, $56; insurance, $800; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 7th, 7-20 P.M. Box 532. 
Mt. Hope Cemeteuy. Cause unknown ; grass and brush fire. 

Friday, 8th, 4-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Sheafe ST. Owned by M. Burnce ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Max Simmons; as dwelling ; loss $10; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 8th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 
LaGrange ST. Cause unknown ; brush-tire. 

Friday, 8th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 
TowNSEND ST. Cause, set by boys in brush. 

Friday, 8th, 6-54 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 155 TO 159 Beach st. Owned by H. G. Hall; loss, $520: in- 
surance, $10,000; occuijied by E. Nurenberg, as tailor; loss, $40; 



34 City Document No. 12. 

insurance, $800; occupied by M. Solomon, as tailor; loss, $263; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by T. Balkam, as tailor ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by H. G. Hall et als., hardware, etc.; loss, $2 8; 
insui'ance, $7,500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 8lh, 7-09 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 2 Columbus ave. Cause, incendiary ; barrel of rubbish. 

Saturday, 9th, 0-04 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 417 Hanover st. Owned by Patrick Greer; occupied by P. 

Kennedy, as oysters ; loss, $3 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, exjalosion 
of gasoline stove. 

Saturday, 9th, 0-15 A.M. Still. 

SwETT ST. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 9th, 2 P.M. Still. 
Franklin Park. Cause, set by boys ; grass-fire. 

Saturday, 9th, 3-01 P.M. Box 565. 
Spring and Billings st. Cause, unknown ; brush-fire. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-27 P.M. Box 521. 

No. 96 BOYLSTON ST. Owned by B. Dolan ; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by M. Quinn et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
2d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Saturday, 9th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 312 Federal st. Owned by ,T. Feld man ; loss, $20; insurance. 
$1,500; occupied by C. E. Murray, 'as bluing factory; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 10th, 0-05 A.M. Box 84. 

No. 353 Commonwealth ave. Owned by O. Ames; loss. $225; 
insurance, $100,000 ; occupied bj' O. Ames, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 10th, 9-45 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 225 Washington st. Cause, lighted cigar thrown in rubbish 
between buildings. 

Sunday, 10th, 10-21 A.M. Box 19. 

Haverhill st. Cause, smoke from building being fumigated mis- 
taken for fire. 

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

Perham ST. Cause, brush-fire. 

Sunday, 10th, 4-55 P.M. Still. 
Oakland st. Cause, unknown; brush-fire. 

Sunday, 10th, 7-17 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 1308 Washington st. Owned by Herman heirs; loss, $1,215; 
insurance, $7,500 ; occupied by Charles Rogers, as art studio ; loss, 
$500; insurance, $500; occupied by A. Moran, as dwelling; loss, $554; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 



Fire Department. 35 



Sunday, lOlh, 10-32 P.M. Box 144. 

No. 928 Broadway. Owned by James Collins; loss, $1,500; in- 
surance, $1,000; occnpieci by James Collins, as stable; loss, $1,.500; 
insm'anee, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
woodwork. 

Monday, 11th, 9-59 A.M. Box 853. 
Oakland st. Cause, bonfire ; burning brush. 

Monday, lllh, 1-37 P.M. Box 829. 
Allston ST. Cause, set by boys ; grass-fire. 

Monday, 11th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
Sedgwick st. Cause, bonfire ; burning rubbish. 

Monday, 11th, 7-22 P.M. Still. 

No. o^ Washington pl. Owned by J. B. Morrison ; loss, $10 ; in- 
surance, $1,200; occupied by Ann Sullivan, as dwelling: loss, $5; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday , 1 1 (h. 8-1 P. M. Still. 

No. 11:^5 Washington st. Owned by A. Watts ; loss, $272 ; insur- 
ance, $25,000; occupied by H. M. Temple, as hotel ; insurance, $5,OUO; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday. 12th, 7-16 A.M. Box 424. 

Nos. 59 AND G5 Bunker IIili. st. Owned by L. B. Cobb : loss, $450 ; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; owned by E. Lincoln ; loss, $150 ; owned by M. J. Gold- 
thwait; loss, $180; insurance, $2,200; occupied by L. B. Cobb, as 
dwelling; loss, $50; occupied by F. H. Brevier, as grocery, loss, $11 ; 
occupied by E. Lincoln, as dwelling; loss, $25; occupied by L. Otto, as 
dwelling; loss, $50; originated in basement. No. 61, extended to Nos. 
6o and 65; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 18 North Bennet st. Owned by Thomas McCormick ; loss, 
$95; insurance, $1,000; occupied by P. Priori, as dwelling; loss, $30; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, clothing and rags igniting from stove. 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 
Holland st. Cause, set by boys ; brush-fire. 

Tuesday, 12th, 0-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 86 O ST. Owned by C. S. Judkins; loss, $45; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by I. E. Baxter, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 12th, 1-18 P.M. Box 436. 

No. 9 Walnut st. Owned by John Hayes; insurance, $1,100; oc- 
cupied by John Hayes, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
burn ins: of meat on stove. 



36 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 12th, 3-14 P.M. Box 82. 

No. 140 Northampton st. Owned by C. A. Richards heirs; loss, 
$.S00; insurance, $1,800; occupied by H. A. Trucl^well, as dwelling; 
loss, $40; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 12th, 4-48 P.M. Box 629. 

No. 78 Border st. Owned by Atlantic Works ; insurance, $120,000 ; 
occupied by Atlantic Works, as pattern shop ; originated on outside; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 12th, 5-17 P.M. Box 217. 

Corey st. Owned by Drivers' Union Ice Company ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Drivers' Union Ice Company, as ice-house ; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 12th, 7-11 P.M. Box 81. 

No. 189 West Canton st. Owned by Geo. H. Perkins; loss, $45; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Geo. H. Perkins, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Wednesday, 13th, 4-50 P.M. Still. 

Walter st. Cause unknown ; brush-fire. 

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

No. 95 Silver st. Owned by Timothy Dempsey ; occupied by M. 
Barrett, as dwelling ; originated in chimney ; cause, rags stuffed in 
chimney flue. 

Wednesday, 13th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Henry ST. Owned by F. II. Blaney; occupied by William 
Kecne, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from pipe. 

Thtcrsday, 14th, 1-48 A.M. Box 214. 

Nos. 2037 AND 2039 Washington st. Owned by S. S. Rowe ; loss, 
$154; insurance, $12,000; occupied by E. J. Yerxa, as grocery ; loss, 
$3l^2 ; insurance, $3,700; occupied by F. A.Hentzei als., as jeweller, 
etc.; loss, $32; insurance, $2,700; originated in basement; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Thursday, 14lh, 8-57 A.M. Box 843. 

No. 37 WiCKLOW ST. Owned by Thomas Green; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $2C0; owned by Thomas Green; loss, $630 ; insurance, $1,3(10 ; 
cwmed by Hefferan & Killion ; loss, $40 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied 
by Thomas Green, as stable; occupied by Thomas Green, as dwelling; 
loss. $288; insurance, $600; occupied by Hefferan & Killion, as dwell- 
ing ; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor of stable, extended to adjoining 
buildings ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 14th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 43 North Margin st. Owned by Martin Hayes ; loss, $200 ; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Mary Havey, as dwelling; loss, $40; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene can on stove. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Havey was severely burned on hands and face. 



Fire Department. 37 



. . Thursday, 14th, 10-25 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 14 PoKTEii ST. Owned by Walter Crosby heirs ; loss, .fl2; in- 
siu-ance, $8,500 ; occupied by A. Shepard, as dwelling: originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 14th, 11-34 A.M. Still. 
Blue Hill aye. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

Thursday, 14th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 

Friend ST. Owned by W. Porter ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by 
W. Porter as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
load of straw. 

Thursday, 14th, 3-47 P.M. Box 427. 

No. 2 Ferrin ST. Owned by C. Neary ; loss, $17 ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by M. Wright, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, burning of fat on stove. 

Thursday, 14th, 8-08 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 114 Chelsea st. Owned by J. Harrington; insurance, $800; 
occupied by Hop Sing, as laundry; originated on 1st floor; cause, boys 
setting fire to drapery. 

Friday, 15th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

South Margin st. Owned by M. Kopelnian ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$7,<t00 ; occupied by several families, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; 
cause, sparks from chimnej'. 

Friday, 15th, 1-52 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 13 Haverhill st. Owned by A. Wentworth; insurance, 
$,^,000; occupied by N. E. Spring Bed Co., as factory ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by American Confectionery Co., as factory ; 
loss, $45; insurance, $4,292; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Friday, 15th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

Foundry st. Owned by So. Boston Iron Co. ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by South Boston Iron Co., as foundry; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from smelting furnace. 

Friday, 15th, 6-44 P.M. Box 35. 

No. ?>h Beacon st. Owned by Richmond heirs ; loss, $973 ; insur- 
ance, $21,000; occupied by B. P. Flagg, as artist; loss, $2,500 insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by H. H. Carter, as stationer; loss, $400; insur- 
ance, $21, .500; occupied by F. C. Robertson, as ofiice ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by W. A. Mehaffey, as office; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $1,000; originated" on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 
Walk Hill st. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

Saturday, 16th, 1-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Maverick sq. Cause, spontaneous combustion in rubbish. 



38 City Document No. 12. 



Saturday, leth, 1-20 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 104 Commercial st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $473; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by E. E. Butler & Co., as pi'oduce ; loss, $550 ; 
insurance, $3,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 
Parker st. Cause, set by boys in hollow ti'ee. 

Saturday, 16th, 2-13 P.M. Box 138. 

No. 10 City Point court. Owned by C. C. Walworth ; loss, $5 ; in- 
surance, $2,666 ; occupied by John Davis, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 16th, 2-43 P.M. Still. 
Cedar st. Cause, children and matches ; brush-fire. 

Saturday, 16th, 10-45 P.M. Box 58. 

No. 372 Federal st. Owned by Merrill heirs; loss, $100; occupied 
by G. H.Eaton Co., as machinists; loss, $1,350; insurance, $2,150; 
originated on Lst flooi', extended to adjoining building slightly ; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 1 7th, 2-54 P.M. Box 538. 

Washington st. Cause unknown ; brush-fire. 

Sunday, 17th, 3-21 P.M. Box 996. 

Norfolk st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting railroad 
iDridge ; damage, $75. 

Sunday, 1 7th, 4-05 P.M. Box 256. 
Heath st. Cause, set by boys ; grass and brush fire. 

Sunday, 17th. 5-50 P.M. Box 56. 

Nos. 183 and 185 South ST. Owned by Benj.F. Meservey; loss, $175; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by E. Kaplan, as tobacco, etc. ; loss, $200; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied bj^J. Ruben etals., asdvvelling; loss, $25; 
insurance, $500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Ruben was fatally, and Mr. Ruben and child, Mrs. 
Celia Cohen, and Mrs. B. Daniels were severely, injured by jumping from 
windows. 

Monday, 18th, 3-44 A.M. Box 187. 

Powers st. Owned by D. H. Cram; loss, $13; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by D. H. Cram, as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 18th, 11-11 A.M. Still. 

No. 149 Main st. Owned by A. V. Lincoln ; insurance, $5,000 ; oc- 
cupied by Childs & Saunders, as dry goods; insurance, $7,000 ; cause, 
smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 18th, 3-08 P M. Box 547. 
Grove st. Cause unknown. 



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Monday, 18th, 3-36 P.M. Box 13. 

RicniNiOND ST. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Team load of cotton in transit ignited; damage, $333; 
insurance, $557. 

Monday, 18lh, 5-50, 6-10 P.M. Box 411. 

State Prisox yaku. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; loss, $8,400 ; 
occupied by State of Massachusetts, as workshops; loss, $3,100; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, ISUi, 8-llh P.M. Box 121. 

No. 359 A ST. Owned by James Quinn ; loss, $5; insurance, $500; 
occupied by O'Brien & Griffin, as juiik-store ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 18Lh, 11-15 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 207 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. L. Simonds ; loss, $4; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. L. Simonds, as dwelling; orighiated on 
roof^ cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Tuesday, 19th, 9-15 A.M. Siill. 
Humboldt ave. Cause, set by boys ; brush-fire. 

Tuesday, I9th, 2-09 P.M. Box 547. 

Grove st. Cause unknown; grass-fire igniting fence of Jewish 
Cemetery ; damage, $50. 

Tuesday, 19th, 4-46 P.M. Box 264. 

No. 65 Baixbkidge st. Owned by Mi-s. David Keed ; loss, $195; in- 
surance, $6,OoO; occupied by John Noble, as dwelling; loss, $377; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by VV. H. Reed, as stoi'age ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, I9th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 
Wyoming st. Cause, incendiary ; brush-fire. 

Wednesday, 20th, 11-24 A.M. Box 972. 
Medfield ST. Cause unknown ; grass-fire. 

Wed?iesday, 20th, 0-45 P.M. Box 287. 
Humboldt ave. Cause, set by boys ; brush-fire. 

Wednesday, 20th, 6-49 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 16 BiLLERiCA ST. Owncd by A. Cannon; insurance, $3,000; oc- 
cupied l)y J. Toland, as grocery; loss, $103; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 20lh, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 31 Caledonia st. Owned by H. P. AVhitcomb ; loss, $30; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied byN. Phillips, as dwelling; loss, $100; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 



41) City Document Xo. 12. 



Wechiesday, 20th, 7-51 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 1362 Washington st. Owned by William Minot ; insurance, 
$25,000: occuiiied by Zuniseo Bros., as fruits, etc. ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting paper tiimmings. 

Thursday, 21st, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 124 Cove st. Cause, soot in chimne}- burning. 

Thursday, 21st, 7-54 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 65 Warren ave. Owned by F. Paul; loss, $262; insurance, 
$16,000; occupied by H. M. Jordan e< aZ.v., as restaurant; loss, $112; 
insurance, $2,200; originated in basement; cause, hot ashes igniting 
barrel. 

Friday, 22d, 0-54 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 84 Richmond ST. Owned by F. J. Doe; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by Thos. Trefrey & Co., as furnitui'e ; insurance, $6,00U; 
orio-inated on 4th floor; cause, ignition of oil in kerosene stove. 

Saturday, 23d, 0-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Harvard st. Owned by L. W. Childs ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by James Buckley, as dwelling; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
$800 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 23d, l-34h P.M. Box 54. 

No. 60 Harrison ave. Owned by B. F. Shattuck ; loss, $52 ; insur- 
ance, $18,000; occupied by F. L. Robbins, as hotel; loss, $56; insur- 
ance, $5,000; originated in basement; cause, clothing igniting from 
stove. 

Saturday, 23d, 2-56 P.M. Box 153. 

No. 10 City Point court. Owned by C. C. Walworth; loss, $15; 
insurance, $2,666; occupied by J. Davis etals., as dwelling; loss, $5; 
originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-11 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 51 Albany st. Owned by James M. Pendergast; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. Donohoe, as stoves, etc.; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 962 Harrison ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 24th, 11-45 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 629 Shawmut ave. Owned by G. W\ Hastings; loss. $65; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by G. W. Hastings, as dwelling; loss, 
$35; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 24th, 3-17 P.M. Still. 
BOYNTON ST. Cause, set by boys in rubbish. 

Sunday, 24th, 7-05 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 39 and 40 Commercial wharf. Owned by Isaac Sweetser 
heirs; loss, $172; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Armour & Co., as 
Chicago Beef Company; loss, $2,097 ; insurance, $10,000; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, overheated curing aj^paratus. 



Fire Department. 41 



Simday, 24th, 10-12 F.M. Box 57. 

TSTo. 200 Harrison ave. Owned by Alex. Thomas estate; loss, 
$65; insurance, $6,000; occuiDiecl by John 1). Blake, as dwelling; loss, 
$76; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Simclmj, 24th, 11-18 P. M. Still. 

No. 86 Dover st. Owned by J. II. Blair; loss, $448; insurance, 
^5,000; occui^ied by M. C. Curtis, as bakery; loss; $100; insurance, 
' originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Monday, 25th, 0-25 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 255 Dover st. Owned by Plympton heirs; occupied by A. 
Brockman, as dwelling; loss, $17; insurance, $5oO ; originated on od 
floor ; cause unknown . 

Monday, 25th, 6-21 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 11 Haverhill st. Owned by F. AV. May; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by Stack Bros, et als., as tailors; loss, $9; insurance, $2,350 ; 
originated on 4tli floor; cause, defective stove-jDipe. 

Monday, 25th, 6-30 A.M. Still. 
Sedgm^ick ST. Cause unknown ; rubbisli on vacant lot. 

Monday, 25th, 4-24 P.M. Box 841. 

Western ave. Owned by Brighton Slaughtering & Melting Associa- 
tion ; loss, $3 ; insurance, $500; occupied by B. S. & M. Association, 
as stable; oiiginated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 26ih, 0-07 A.M. Bvx 543. 

Weld st. O^vned by M. Cunningham ; loss, $2,395 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. Cunningham, as stalDle; loss, $1,000; occupied 
by M. Cunningham, as dwelling; loss, $350; insurance, $540; origi- 
nated in stable ; extended to dwelling ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 26th, 3 A.M. Box 563. 

Spring st. Owned by Geo. Morse heirs; loss, $1,975; insurance, 
$3,100; occuiaied by Geo. Morse heirs, as dwelling, stable, and green- 
house; loss, $1,000; originated on 1st floor of stable, extended to 
dwelling and greenhouse ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 26th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 

WiNSHiP ST. Owned by James Gallagher; loss, $27; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by C. Driscoll, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 26th, 2-41 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 260 Medford ST. Owned by Mrs. Clark ; occupied by E. C. 
Noyes et als., as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, children 
and matches. 

Wednesday, 27th, 3-52 A.M. Box 271. 

No. 7 Valentine st. Owned by J. L. Perkins heirs; loss, $1,125; 
insurance, $3,500 ; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor : cause 
unknown. 



42 City Document No. 12. 



Wednesday, 27th, 9-42 A.M. Box 412. 

Nos. 236x0 2i0 Main st. Owned by A. N. Cook ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by W. Al. Hanson el als., as baliery, etc.; in- 
surance, $2,500; originated on I'oof; cause, sparks from cliimney. 

Wednesday, 27th, 9-19 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 57 Lowell st. Owned by Henry Randell ; occupied by Jacob 
White, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, ignition of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Wednesday, 27th, 9-47 P.M. Box 18. 

QuiNCY House, Brattle st. Owned by Johnson heirs ; insur- 
ance, $300,000 ; occupied by Johnson heirs, as hotel ; originated in 
basement ; cause, ignition of clothing from pipe in pocket. 

Wednesday, 27 ih, 11-28 P.M. Box 364. 

Washingtox, near Harvard st. Cause, electric motor igniting car 
of West End Railroad; damage, $1,875. 

Thunsday, 28th, 1-10 A.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 20 and 22 Beach st. Owned by R. B. Brigham ; loss, $150; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by M. L. Cabors et als., as confectionery, 
etc.; loss, $10; insurance, $18,800; originated on 5lh floor; cause, 
sparks from furnace. 

Thursday, 28th, 3-29 A.M. Box 631. 
No. 39 Sumner st. Owned by John Morrison ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Morrison, as stable, etc. ; insurance, $1,700; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 28th, 3-55 P.M. Box 633. 
No. 100 Paris st. Owned by T. J. McLaughlin ; loss, $106; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by A. L. Finklestein, as dwelling; insurance, 
$8,000; originated on Lst "floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 28th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 51 Hanover st. Cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Eaton, of Engine No. 4, was quite severely in- 
jured by being caught between door-post and wheel of engine when 
leaving quarters. 

Friday, 29th, 11-08 A.M. Box 43. 
No. 96 Citauncy st. Owned by H. A. Church; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by C. E. Walker & Co., as fancy goods; insurance, $5,000; 
originated in basement; cause, breaking of lantern. 

Friday, 29th, 2-57 P.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 39 AND 40 Commercial avharf. Owned by Isaac Sweetser 
heirs; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Armour & Co., as smoked meats; 
loss, $732 ; insui-ance, $7,903 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
curing apparatus. 

Friday, 29th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 368i Tremont st. Owned by Huntington heirs ; loss, $2 ; insur- 
ance, $4,OU0; occupied by A. C. Falconer, as tinsmith; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $6'tO.; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from stove. 



Fire* Department. 43 



Saturday, 30th, 8-06 A.M. Box 51. 

No. 483 Atlantic ave. Owned by Leonard Ware ; loss, $2,688; 
insurance, $37,500 ; occupied by T. Reniick & Co., as wools, etc. ; loss, 
$20,250; insurance, $67,500 ; occupied by Stevens & Ninimo, as hides, 
etc.; loss, $50; insurance, $10,000; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Saturday, 30th, 3-41h P.M. Box 69. 

No. 65 Bristol st. Cause, friction of machinery. ; 

Saturday, 30th, 3-42h P.M. Box 547. 

Grove st. Owned by John McManus ; loss, $275 ; insurance, $275 ; 
occupied by John McManus, as stable ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $25 ; orig- 
inated on outside ; cause, carelessness in burning brush. 



MAY. 

Sunday, 1st, 7-141. A.M. Box 35. 

No. 8 Park st. Owned by Union Club; loss, $12; insurance, 
$83,500 ; occupied by Union Club, as club-house ; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, pipe in pocket igniting clothing. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-40 P.M. Box 716. 

No. 232 Washington st. Owned by J. H. Carleton, trustee; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by Boston & Albany R.R. Company, as 
ticket-office ; originated in basement ; cause, mice and matches igniting 
waste paper. 

Sunday, 1st, 4-20 P.M. Still. 

Rockland st. Owned bj^ city of Boston ; loss, $5 ; occupied by city 
of Boston, as public library; originated in basement; cause, incendiary. 

Smiday, 1st, 4-35 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 74 AND 76 Purchase st. Owned by Franklin King; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Geo. Gill, as leathers ; insurance, $8,500 ; origi- 
nated on 7th floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of pitch. 

Sunday, 1st, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 305 Congress st. Owned by Boston Electric Light Company; 
loss, $150; insurance, $12,000; occupied by Boston Electric Light Com- 
pany, as wharf; originated on wharf; cause, overheated roofer's kettle 
igniting wharf planking. 

Monday, 2d, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 813 Federal st. Owned by Chas. A. Dean; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by M. M. Van Dam, as bi'oker; originated on 
roof; cause, electric wires. 

Monday, 2d, 4-46 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 1290 Trejiont st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 



44 City Documext'No. 12. 



Monday, 2d, 6-29 P.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 292 AND 294 Washington st. Owned by Old South Church 
Society; loss, $130; insurance, $10,000; occupied by Wm. 11. Hand, as 
hat-shop; loss, $25; originated on od floor; cause unknovyn. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-28 A.M. Box 243. 

No. 19 Station st. Owned by Michael Murphy: loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Mary Brown, as store and dwelling; loss, $5; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches, supposed. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-10 A.M. Still. 
Shaving st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 3d, 11-46 A.M. Box 412. 

No. 202 Main st. Owned by Mary W. Fuller; loss, $191 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by E. Hamilton, as dwelling; loss, .$50; occupied by 
W. D. Holmes, as office; loss, $25; originated on od floor; cause, ex- 
plosion of kerosene stove. 

Tuesday, 3d, 6-09h P.M. Box 34. 

No. 19 Joy st. Owned by Robinson heirs; loss, $27; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by M. A. Murray, as laundry ; originated in basement ; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 4ih, 0-39 A.M. Box 36. 

No. 313 Federal st. Owned by C. A. Dean ; loss, $135 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by L. Mason, as dining-saloon ; insurance, $1,150; 
occupied by D. J. Donnelly el uls., as dwelling: loss, $270; insurance, 
$400; occupied by M. M. Van Dam, as broker, loss, $100; originated 
ou 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4lh, 1-13 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 226 BoYLSTON ST. Owned by G. R. White ; loss, $685 ; insurance, 
$18,000; occupied by Blanchard, King, & Co., as gents' goods; loss, 
$1,862; insurance, $4,500; occupied by Damon Bros., as hotel; loss, 
$114; insurance, $40,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4ih, 3-32 P.M. Box 3. 

No. 203 Portland st. Owned by H. II. Hunnewell ; insurance, 
$46,000; occupied by W. A. Holmes e^ als., as grocery, etc. ; insurance, 
$15,000; originated on od floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 3Ui, 1-08 P.M. Box 54. 
Nos. 67 and 69 Essex st. Cause, breaking bottle of naphtha ; need- 
less alarm. 

Thursday, 3th, 8-34h P.M. Box 121. 
No. 138 A ST. Cause, breaking kerosene lamp ; needless. 

Thursday, 3th, 9-03 P.M. Box 239. 

No. 224 Centre st. Owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Rice ; loss, $325 ; 
insurance, $800; occupied by A. Boutler, as junk-shop; loss, $250; 
insurance, $300; originated on Istfluor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 45 



Thursday, Sth, 9-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Adams pl. Owned by N. Hnteliino:s ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by G. H. Philbrick et (i^.>\, as dwelling; originated on roof ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 6th, 10-40 A.M. Box 219. 
No. 61 Whitney st. Cause, wood in stove-oven igniting. 

Friday, 6lh, 2-17 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 146 Franklin st. Cause, mice and matches igniting waste 
paper. 

Friday, Cth, 11-36, 11-47 P.M. Bex 844. 

No. 80 Market st. Owned by T. M. Reddy ; loss, $.500; insurance, 
$500; owned by T. M. Reddy; loss, $125; insurance, $3,000; owned 
by T. M. Reddy; loss. $75; insurance, $2,000; occupied by T. M. 
Reddy, as stable; loss. $100; insurance, $;50(t; occupied by J. Vincent, 
as stable; insurance, $250; occupied by T. Cunningham, as dwelling; 
loss, .$50; occupied by W. H. Blake et aU., as storage, etc. ; loss, $27o; 
insurmce, $50u ; originated in stable, extended to adjoining buildings; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 7lh, 0-3S P.M. Box 419. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard. Cause, set by boys in car-load 
of hay, owned by Lord & Webster; damage to car, $20; damage to con- 
tents, $78 ; insurance, $G00. 

Saturday, 7th, 1-05 P.M. Still. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard. Cause, set by boys in car-load 
of hay, owned by Hosmer & Robinson ; damage to contents, $100; insur- 
ance, $600. 

Saturday, 7th, 1-11 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 95 Baxter st. Cause, sm;)ke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 7th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

Maverick st. Cause, bonfire on damp igniting bridge to Wood 
Island. 

Saturday. 7th, 2-30h. P.M. Box 419. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard. Cause, set by boys in car-'oad 
of excelsior, owned by the Boston Excelsior Company; dtimage to car, 
$50; to contents, $S ; no insurance. 

Saturday, 7th, 2-41 P.M. Box 825. 

No. 31 Raymond st. Owned byM. I). Tucker: loss, $75: insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by A. Hooper, as dwelling; insurance, $800; origi- 
nated on roof ; cause, sparks from roofer's furnace. 

Saturday, 7th, 4-01 P.M. Bex 419. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard. Cause, boys setting fire to car- 
load of hay, owned by C. F. & D. N. Eddy; damage, $90; insurance, 
$300. 

Saturday, 7ih, 5-04 P.M. Still. 

Hamilton st. Cause, sparks from tow-boat igniting team-load of 
cotton, owned by Horace Dutton & Co. ; damage, $25 ; no insurance. 



46 City Document No. 12. 



Saturday, 7th, 6-21 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 269 Medforu st. Owned by G. Williams ; loss, $440 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by G. Williams, as coal-sheds; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-01 P.M. Box 199. 

No. 766 Dudley st. Owned by J. AV Ordway ; loss. .$61 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. W. Ordway, as dwelling; loss, $18U; insurance, 
$3,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 8th, 1-35 A.M. Box 638. 

Ko. 362 Border st. Owned by B. F. Nay; loss, $50; owned byJi 
M. Brooks ; insurance, $18,000 ; occupied by B. F. Nay, as engine-room ; 
loss, $154; insurance, $300; occupied by J. M. Brooks, as blacksmith 
shop ; originated in engine-room, extended to blacksmith sho]) ; cause, 
hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Sunday, 8th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 

Orleans and Haynes sts. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for 
fire. 

Sunday, 8th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 168 Dudley st Owned by John F. Newton; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Hemy Fay, as dining-saloon ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, detective flue. 

Monday, 9th, 0-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Well st. Owned by L. A. Lienaraan ; insurance. $4,500; oc- 
cupied by John Kirby, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, soot 
in chimney igniting ; no damage. 

Monday, 9th, 11-14 A.M. Box 24. 

No. 12 So. Russell st. Owned by J. J. Day ; loss, $26 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mrs. McNichols, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 9th, 11-15 A.M. Box 463. 

No. 446 Main st. Owned by Niles Bros. ; cause, children and 
matches, igniting rubbish under house. 

Monday, 9th, 0-37 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 42 Gold st. Owned by Morris Curry; loss, $18; insurance, 
$1,500; occu})ied by Stephen Beatty, as dwelling; originated on outside 
of building; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 9Ui, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 83 Charles st. Owned by Estabrooks heirs; occupied by 
John McKenna, as dwelling ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 9th, 9-49 P.M. Box 452. 

False alarm. 

Tuesday, 10th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 110 West Third st. Owned by Margaret Hobbs ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Thos. Fitzgerald, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



Fire Department. 47 



Tuesday, lOlh, 10-40 P.M. Box 454. 

Ai.FORD ST. Owned by M. Garrity ; loss, $83; insurance, $500; 
o(!cupied by Martin Garrity, as blacksmitli; loss, $50; insurance, $350; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 2-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 353 BiiOADWAY. Owned by O. J. Duke ; loss, $10; insurance, 
4,000; occupied by Nellie Burke, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 2-42 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 250 TO 260 Devonshire st. Owned by I. P. Hunnewell ; in- 
surance, $160,000; occupied by Robinson Bros. & Co., as fancy soap; 
insurance, $135,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, supposed mice and 
matches. 

Wednesday, lllh, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 121 RuTHEKFORD AVE Owned by John Hall heirs; occupied 
by Patrick Barry, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
child playing with matciies. 

Remarks. foseph Barry, two and a half years old, was fatally 

burned by ignition of clothing vvith matches. 

Wednesday, lHh, 11-351 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 7 Lowell st. Cause, light from oil stove mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-51 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 42 Clarendon st. Owned by M. A. Lawton ; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by A. Henry, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance,. 
$1,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 12th, 1-05 A.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 2 to 10 State st. Owned by Massachusetts Life Insm-ance 
Company; loss, $1,578; insurance, $30,000; owned by Treadwell heii's; 
loss, $25; insurance, $2,5i)(J ; occupied by F. H. JPrince & Co., as 
brokers ; loss, $598 ; insurance, $2,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
electric wires. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-45 A.M. Still. 

On the flats, Boston Harbor. Cause, overheated stove on board 
the coal barge " EUida,'' owned by Boston Tow-boat Company, igniting 
woodwork; insurance, .$6,000. 

Thursday, 12th, 0-08 P.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 45 and 47 Federal st. Cnuse, explosion of box of torpedoes 
valued at $5, *)n sidewalk, opposite store of Hyer Bros. 

Thursday, 12th, 0-38 P M. Box 428. 

Chelsea st. and Scott's court. Owned by S. B. VVhittemore; 
loss, $100; owned by Berry & Ferguson; loss, $1,500; occupied by 
Valley Oil Company, as oil factory; loss, $1,267; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Berry & Ferguson, as drain-pipe; cause, explosion of gaso- 
line tank. 

Remarks. — John Lynch, an employee, was severely burned by the 
explosion. 



48 City Document No. 12. 



ThursrloAj, 12th, 3-31 P.M. SHU. 

Jordan's lane. Owned by James Thatcher; occupied by J. F. 
O'Brien, as junk-stove; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by boys in 
old rags. 

Thursday, 12th, 3-59 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 21 LOKING ST. Owned by Loring estate ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,.50(); occupied by Daniel Kean, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, rags in chimney igniting bedding. 

Thursday, 12lh, 6-20 P.M. Box 18. 

Washington st., off Bkattle. Cause, electric motor igniting car 
of West End St. R.R. 

Friday, 13th, 10-33 A.M. Box 517. 

No. 12 Harris ave. Owned by C. E. Wing heirs; loss, $31; in- 
surance, $12,000 ; occupied by J. Vv. Ricker, as dwelling; ]oss,$o3<S; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 'id flour; ctiuse, careless use of 
matches. 

Friday, 13th, 11-58 A.M. StiU. 

No. 58 West Cedar st. Owned by Wm. Clafflin; occupied by J. 
S. Ellenwood, as grocery; originated in basemant; cause, Joseph 
Silvar, while di'awing oil, dropped a lighted m itch, causing an explo- 
sion, by which he was severely burned. 

Saturday, 14th, 4-04 P.M. Box 453. 

No. 509 Medford st. Owned by Page & IJttlefield; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied l)y Tage & Littlefield, as planing-mill ; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction of machinery. 

Sunday, 15th, 11-15 A.M. Box 38. 

T "WHARF. Cause, boiling over of k(!ttle of fat on board schooner 
*' Fred and Elmer ; " owned by Boston Fish Bureau ; damage, $55. 

Szmday, 15th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Woodward st. Owned by J. Stidermm ; loss, .$25 ; insurance, 
$2,()00; occupied by G. Fuller et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 
Columbus ave. Cause, electric wires igniting top of telegraiph pole. 

Monday, 16th, 2-25 P.M. Still. 

36 Bromfield ST. Cause, electric wires igniting structure on roof of 
Wesleyan hall ; no damage to building. * 

Monday, 16th, 7-25h P-M. Box 19. 

No. 4 Canal st. Owned by Lyman heirs ; insurance, .$5,000 ; occu- 
pied by F. S. Pierce, as oysters; loss, $25; insurance, $2,100; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene himp. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-01 A.M. Box 982. 
Walnut st. Cause, hot ashes setting fire to grass, etc. 



Fire Department. 40 



Wednesday, 18lh, 2-05 P.M. Still. 

Bkandon ST. Owned by Wm. A. Ilunnewell ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J;imes Ciillen, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of pipe in clothing. 

Wednesday, 18lh, 8-27 P.M. Box 435. 

No. 393 Medford st. Owned by Tucker heirs; occupied by J. A. 
Cilley, as furniture; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-26 P.M. Box 428. 

No. 18"i Chelsea st. Owned by J. J. Doherty; loss, $19; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. J. Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $2-t2; in- 
surance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet setting fire. 

Thursday, iQth, 3-39 P.M. Still. 

No. 1202 Haurisox avk. Owned by S. Davenport; occupied by C. 
H. Hlodgett, as carpenter ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
chimney. 

Thursday, I9th, 9-17 P.M. Still. 

Broadway exte^jsiox. Owned by Morgan & Hurd; occupied by 
Morgan & Hurd, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown; 
probably set by boys in bedding. 

Friday, 20th, 10-40 A.M. Box 549. 

No. 49 Call st. Owned by Bailey L. Page; loss, $25; insui'ance, 
$4,000; occupied by S. Keyser, as dwelling; loss, $76; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of pipe in clothing. 

Friday, 20th, 11-42 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 35 AND 37 Stagey st. Owned by Winchester heirs; insurance, 
$75(1; occupied by H. L. & G. P. Page, as stable ; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, burning old rubbish. 

Friday, 20th, 0-22 P.M. Box 136. 
No. 7 Barxard PL. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 20l.h, 4-46 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 153 Shawmut avr. Owned by Philip Krira ; loss, $300 ; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by Charles Keil et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$50; insurance, $1,580; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of 
jjlumber's naphtha furnace. 

Remarks. — \Vm. Moore, a plumber, was severely burned by the ex- 
plosion. 

Friday, 20th, 8-01 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 460 Shawmut AVE. Owned by H. Pfaff; loss, $65; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by M. B. Nichols, as dwelling; loss, $70; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 21st, 2-49 P.M. Box 48. 

No. 202 Federal st. Owned by F. L. Ames, trustee; insurance, 
$10,0i"i0; occupied by G- W. Bond & Co., as wool brokers; insurance 
$5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, sparks from pipe igniting 
burlaps. 



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Saturday, 21st, 7-23 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 260 Tremont st. OwdpcI by P. McAleer; loss. $25; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Cliamberlin and Griffin, as dwelling; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, ignition of gasoline in stove. 

Sunday, 22d, 6-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 109 Lincoln st. Owned by United States Hotel Company; 
occupied by J. A. Burns, as lunch-room ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
hot ashes igniting barrel. 

Sunday, 22d, 7-17 P.M. Box 239. 

No. 1 Willis court. Owned by H. S. Lawrence; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied' by Charles Mitchell, as dwelling; loss, $31; in- 
surance, $600 ; originated on od floor ; cause, careless use of matches 
igniting curtain. 

Monday, 23d, 2-56 P.M. Box 46. 

Nos. 108 AND 110 Water st Owned by Bangs & Hodgkins ; loss, 
$460 ; insurance, .*6,000 ; occupied by T. II. Watson, as tailor ; loss, $50 ; 
insurance, $700; occupied by Grossman & Thomas, as bottlei's ; loss, 
$25; occupied by Pulsifer Chemical Company, as drugs, etc.; loss, 
$96; insurance, $l,5LiO; originated on 2d floor; cause, boiling over of a 
kettle of fat. 

Tuesday, 24th, 1-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 93 Silver st. Owned by Hannah O'Neil ; loss, $25 ; unoccu- 
pied dwellings ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 24th, 3-08 P.M. Sti'l. 
No. 8 So. May st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 24th, 5-19 P.M. Still. 

No. .307 Federal st. Cause, match thrown in bale of hay on side- 
walk. 

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

No. 47 Meridian st. Owned by Reed heirs; occupied by Elgin 
Creamery, as salesroom ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $700 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 25th, 1-05 P.M. Still. 

Congress and A sts. Cause, sparks from pipe igniting rags on 
open lot. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 263 Columbus ave. Owned by N. P. Hamlin ; loss, $5 ; in- 
surance. $60,000; occupied by G. M. Taylor et als., as periodicals; 
loss. $56 ; insurance, $30,900 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless 
use of lighted taper. 

Wednesday, 25th, 8-51 P.M. Still. 
No. 53 Hanover st. Cause, lighted match thrown on awning. 

Thursday, 26th, 2 A.M. Box 2. 

No. 58 Snowhill ST. Owned by K. McCredden ; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by K. McCredden e^ als., as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
2d floor; cause, supposed, mice and matches. 



Fire Depautmext. 51 



Tknrsdaij, 26lh, 10-OS A M. Box 133. 

Nos. 7, 9, AND 11 Knowlton and 21 Tklegrapii ST. Owned by 
Arthur (rNeill ; loss, $2,307; insurance, $8,500; 21 'rclegraph, owned 
by Henry Wiebusch ; loss, $10; insurance, $5,000; occupied by A. 
Hopkins, as dwelling; loss, $2D0 ; occupied b}'' Elizabeth Cook, as 
dwelling; loss, $131; insurance, $1,000; occupied by V. Sieberlich, as 
dwelling; loss, $50; 21 Telegraph, occupied by H. Wiebusch, as dwell- 
ing; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor No. 9, extended toad- 
joining buildings; cause, children and matches. 

Remarks. — A child of A. Hopkins was severely burned about the 
head. 

Thursday, 26th, 1-40 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 259d Causeway st. Owned by N. Robbins; occupied by N. 
Robbins, as boiler-room; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
shaving chute. 

Friday, 27th, 2-02 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 143 Court st. Owned by Meredith heii's ; loss, $1,365; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by C. H. Dearborn, as lodging-house; loss, 
$;-i63; insurance, $2,500; occupied by J. P. Kennedy, as tailor; loss, 
$74; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Talbot & Tatro, as dining-room; 
loss, $50; insurance, $2,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, breaking 
kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Several of the inmates were rescued by members of tiie 
department. An unknown man was found dead in one of the rooms 
after the fire was extinguished. Ladderman Maguire, of Truck No. 8, 
was severly cut on arm by glass. 

Friday, 27th, 5-52 P.M. Still. 
North Ferry head-house. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Friday, 27th, 7-09h P.M. Box 633. 

No. 97 Mek'IDIAN st. Owned by John A. Brown; loss, $10; insur- 
ance. .$4,000; occupied by Burnhani & Durgan, as grocei'S ; loss, $2u ; 
insurance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
Alford ST. Cause, bonfire of rubbish, set by boys. 

Saturday, 28th, ll-51h. P.M. Box 196. 

Graham court. Owned by T. Manning; loss, $500; insurance, 
$500; occupied by T. Manning, as stable and sheds; loss, $1,500; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor of stable; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 29th, 2-15 P.M Still. 

Congress and A sts Cause, spontaneous combustion in rags and 
cotton owned by Adams Bros. , and drying on vacant land ; damage, $ 150. 

Sunday, 29th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

Dorchester and Vale sts. Owned by Thos. Ryan et als. ; occu- 
pied by C. Parker, as painter; originated on 1st floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Sunday. 29th, 9-21 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 994 Harrison st. Owned by Dennis Mullane ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Thos. Cooledge, as junk-shop; originated on roof; 
cause unknown. 



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Mondaij, 30th, S-34 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Cottage pl. Owned l)y J. J. Mundo ; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by J. B. Cobnrn, as dwellino:; loss. .$1 ; insurance, $5UU; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 30ih, 6-22h P-M. Box 5. 

No. 58 BiLLEKiCA. ST. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 
Reinay^ks. — Engine No. 6 was capsized in responding to this alarm. 

Tuesday, 31st, 0-30 P.M. Still. 
Blagdon ST. Cause, burning of tar in kettle. 

Tioesday, 31st, 1-41 P.M. Still. 
Station sq. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 31st, 5-03 P.M. Box 252. 

Washington and Dale sts. Owned by C. & C. Newhall ; loss, 
$20; insurance, $5,000; unfinished store; originated in basement; 
cause, carelessly filling lightetl lamp with benzine. 

Tuesday, 31st, 2-01 P.M. SHU. 
No. 166 Trbmont st. Cause, smake mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 31st, 11-05 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 88 Broad st. Owned by Wm. H. Hill ; insurance. $3,000; oc- 
cupied by West and Jenney, as druggists; insurance, $1,2U0; cause, 
liofht mistaken for tire. 



JUNE. 



Wednesday, 1st, 2-04 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 60 SiiAWJiUT AVE. Owned by Mrs. Murphy ; occupied by 
Hong Kung, as laundry; originated on 1st floor; cause, ovei"heated 
stove. 

Thursday, 2d. 4-05 A.M. Box 368. 

Tn.ESTON AVE. Owned by Frank II. Drown; loss, $t90; insurance, 
$0,000; occupied by F. H. Drown, as dwelling; loss, $800; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, ilefective chimney. 

Thursday, 2d, 9-07h A.M. Box 633. 

No. 128 Decatur st. Cause, rags in chimney igniting; needless 
alarm. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-10 A.M. Box 129- 

No. 36 Tudor st. Cause, explosion of carboy of acid ; needless 
alarm. 

Friday, 3d, 2-24 A.M. Box 249. 

No. 576 Parker st. Owned by Thomas McDonald; insurance, 
; occupied by Powers & Carroll, as blacksmith; loss, $5; cause, 
sparks igniting anvil block. 

Friday, 3d, 10-30 P.M. Stilt. 

No. 27 Purchase st. Cause, light from gas-jet under glue-pot; 
no fire. 



Fire Department. 53 



Saturday, 4th, 2-13 A.M. Box 15. 
No. 118 FuLTOX ST. Cause, needless alarm. 

Saturday, 4th, 1-48 P.M. Box 62. 

Nos. 20 TO 24 Pauk sq. Owned by Lawrence heirs; insurance, 
$60,000; occupied by Bouve, Crawford, & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, 
$63; insurance, $11,000; originated on awning over window; cause, 
cigar thrown on awning. 

Saturday, 4th, 3-50 P.M. StUl. 

No. 139 Verxon ST. Owned by Selma Rentes; loss, $28; insur- 
ance, $2,000; o(tcupied by Ellen Weltch, as dwelling; loss, $10; orig- 
inated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 4th, 10-31 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 177 Albany st. Owned by G. Listner; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by .John Collins et als., as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 5th, 7-32 A. 31. Box 418. 
Cambridge, Mass. Cause, fire out of the city ; assistance rendered. 

Sunday. 5lh, 9-50 A.M. Box 133. 

Nos 215, 217, AND 249 JO\ST Eighth st. Ko. 215, owned by S. 
Livingston; loss, $20; insurance, $2,000. No. 247. owned by P. Barry; 
loss, $200; insurance, $!,2iiO. No. 249, owned by J. A. Allen : loss, 
$150; insurance. $1,200. No. 249, occupied by P. ilorgan, as dwelling; 
loss, $50. Originated on 2d floor of No. 24!), extended to No. 245 
and No. 217 ; cause, supposed rats and matches. 

Sunday. 5th, 4-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Farnsworth st. Owned b}- Putnam & Co. ; occupied by 
Putnam & Co., as bedding; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 6th, 0-24 P.M. Box 413. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard. Cause, spark from locomotive 
igniting rubbish. 

Monday, 6th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Beacon st. Owned by M. Merrill ; occupied by S. R. 
Smith, as hotel ; originated on 7th floor; cause, spark from plumbers' 
furnace. 

Monday, 6th, 2-27 P.M. Box 82. 

Nos. 888 and 890 Harrison ave. No. 888, owned by P. Reardon ; 
loss, $517; insurance, $1,-500. No. 890, owned by Mary A. Marble ; 
loss, $35; insurance, $3,000; occupied by John U. Cantelo, as dwelling; 
loss, $100. Originated on 1st floor of No. 888, extended to No. 890; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 6th, 2-40 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 359 Hanover st. Owned by Grueby heirs ; loss, $16 ; insur- 
ance, $3.000 : occupied by John Dwyer, as dwelling ; originated on 
roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 



54 City Document No, 12. 



Monday, 6tJi, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

Seaverxs AVE. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $300 ; occupied by 
police deiDartraent, as station; originated on roof; cause, struck by 
lightning. 

Tuesday, 7th, 4-08 P.M. Box 217. 

Nos. 16, 18, AND 20 Riverside st. Owned by R. T. Paine; loss, 
$3,000; insurance, $1,000; owned by Drivers' Union Ice Company et 
als.; insurance, $3,200; occupied by J. F. Keenan, as stable; loss, $353; 
insurance, $1,800; occupied b}^ F. McMullen, as stable; loss, $150; 
insurance, $500; occupied by H. Bradford, as stable; loss, $144; insur- 
ance, $600 ; occupied by D. E. Keefe, as stable ; loss, $302 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d tioor, extended to adjoining buildings; cauSe 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 7th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 175 Medfokd ST. Owned by Shurtletf estate ; loss, $5 ; occu- 
pied by John Rogers, as stable; oi'iginated on I'oof ; cause, boys play- 
ing with fire. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-58 A.M. Still. 

Washington st. Cause, electric motor igniting West End ear. 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-43 A.M. Box 92. 

Boston & Albany Freight yard. Cause, careless use of pipe; 
ignition of wagon-load of furniture owned by B. A. Atkinson Com- 
pany; damage, $100. 

Wednesday, 8th, 10-03 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Samoset PL. Owned by A. Cohen; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. Nathanson, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, ignition of kerosene in stove. 

Piemarks. — J. Nathanson and wife were severely burned on hands 
and face. 

Wednesday, 8th, 6-48 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 62."! Shawmdt AVE. Owned by C. Driver ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
unoccupied store ; originated in basement ; cause, supposed rats and 
matches. 

Wednesday, 8th, 8 P.M. Still. 

Humboldt ave. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Wed7iesday, 8th, 0-35 P M. Still. 

No. 22 Wall st. Owned by L. Kroll ; insurance, $2,300; occupied 
by M. Shurdack, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on first floor; 
cause, smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 9th, 3-45 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 61 Camden st. Owned by L. McCabe ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by L. McCabe, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of lamp. 

Thursday, 9th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 200 West Chester park. Owned by F. Haven; loss, $170; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by L. J. Wetherbee, as dwelling; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 



Fire Department. 55 



Thursday, 9th, 7-54 P.M. Box 37. 

'No. 172 State st. Owned hy Henry Woods heirs; loss, $243; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by L. Colien, as cigars, etc.; loss, $726: 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Sands, Page, & Taylor, as flour, etc. ; 
loss, $10; insurance, $1,800; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 0-42 A.M. Box 271. 

No. 7 Valentixk ST. Owned by J. L. Perkins; insurance, $3,22.5; 
unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, lOlh, 9-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 45 MuNROE ST. Owned by H. Brown ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$8,500; occupied by I. A. C. Allen, as dwellino-; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $1,800; occupied by Mr. Crosby, as dwelling; loss, $125; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 11-28 P.M. Box 38. 
False alarm. 

Saturday, 11th, 2-11 P.M. Box 364. 
Washington st. Cause, electric motor igniting West End car. 

Saturday, llth, 2-27 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Chauncy st. Cause, overheated thermostat ; automatic. 

Saturday, llth, 9-22 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 109 State st. Cause, cigar thrown from window igniting 
rubbish behind sign. 

Saturday, llth, 11-52 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 95 Village st. Owned by Quincy estate ; insurance, $3.000 ; 
occupied by M. Rose, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 12th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 
Maine and Alford sts. Cause, bonfire set by boys, 

Sunday, 12th, 6-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 72 Pdkchase ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 13th, 6-53 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 11 Haverhill st. Owned by F. W. May; loss. $393 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by Hub Wood Novelty Company, as wood 
workers; loss, $263; insurance, $700; occupied by Lewenburg & Co. 
et als., as clothing, etc.; loss, $260 ; insurance, $4,750 ; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 13th, 2-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 BoWDOiN ST. Owned by S. S. Shaw; loss, $11; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by M. Hoyt, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, overheated range. 



5fi City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 14th, 5-14 A.M. Box 078. 

No. 59 jNIorton ST. Owned by Maiy White heirs ; hiss. $140 ; insur- 
ance. $900; occupied by M. Whittemore, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, defective chimney. 

Tucsdau, 14th, 11-17 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 95 Charlkstown st. Owned by James Doherty ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Doherty Bros., as liquors, etc.; loss, -$85 ; insur- 
ance, $0,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of barrel of 
whiskey. 

Tuesday, 14th, 0-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Paris court. Cause, boys building bonfire in out-buildings. 

Tuesday, 14th, 5-30 P.M. Box 451. 
No. 85 Medford st. Cause, sparks igniting roof; no damage. 

Tuesday, 14th, 5-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Boswortii st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 14th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. ,S55 Congress st. Owned by William Batch; loss, $61; insur- 
ance, $14,000; occupied by Consolidated Company, as electrical goods; 
originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 15th, 0-29 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 12 Gray st. Owned by J. 0. Smith ; loss, $180 ; insurance, $5,- 
000; occupied by T. S. Furnald et als., as dwelling; loss, $75; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 16th, 1-56 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 1150 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards heirs; loss, 
$5,384; insurance, $8,000. No. 11(J2, owned by C. A. Richards heirs, 
loss, $1,392; insurance, $31,0i)0. No. 1146, owned by John Shea; loss, 
$100; insunince, $7,500. No. 1 130, owned by P M. Dennon ; loss, $10; 
insurance, $800. iS'os. 1-2-3 Fay st., owned by John Shea; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,1)00. No. 1150, occupied by G. E. French, as stable; loss, 
$1,537; insurance, $3,925. No. 11G2 occupied by II. Nolte, as hotel; 
loss, $647; insurance, $11,760. No. 1146, occupied by M. Wright ei 
als., as dwellings, etc.; loss, $200; insurance, $2,500. Xo. 5 Fay st., 
owned by Rit-hardson estate; loss, $250; insurance, .$700. Originated 
on 2d floor of No. 1150, extended to other buildings; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-58 A.M. Still. 

No. 133 W. Third st. Owned by Henry Wyraer; loss, $114; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Henry Wymer, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-18 A.M. Box 13. 
No. Brimmer pl. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Tliursday, 16th., 4-39 P.M. Box 523. 

No. 35 Burroughs st. Owned by Geo. R. Fowler; loss, $1,028; in- 
surance, $I,8U(); occu])ied by Geo. R. Fowler, as stable; loss, $1,635; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 57 



Thursday, 16th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Brighton st. Cause, bonfire, set b}' boys. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-37 P.M. Still. 
London st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-37 P.M. Still. 
Paris st. Cause, bonfire, set by bo3-s. 

Thursday, 16th, 9-48 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 4 Medford ST. Cause, boys setting fire to excelsior in unoccu- 
pied building; no damage. 

Thursday, 16th, 10-42 P.M. Box 129. 

Gold ST. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting bridge; damage 
$5. 

Thursday, 16th, 10-43 P.M. Still. 
Spring st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Thursday, 16th, 10-45 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 55 BiLLKRiCA st. Owned by M. Novinsky ; loss, $10 ; insurance. 
$3,000; occupied by Bailey Rubenvirze, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 16th, 11-50 P.M. Still. 
LowEix ST. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Friday, 17th, 0-16 A.M. Box 636. 

No. 170 Bremen st. Owned by J. W. Ilolbrook ; insurance, $200; 
occupied by Benjamin Meyer, as junk-shop ; originated on outaide ; 
cause, sparks from bonfire igniting building. 

Friday, 17th, 2-35 A.M. Still. 
BiLLERiCA ST. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Friday , 1 7th , 4-22 A. M. Still . 

No. 45 Monument sq. Owned by Sewell heirs; loss, $!0; insur- 
ance, $1,40U ; occupied by G. W. Smith, as dwelling ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 9-06 A.M. Still. 

No. 66 Green st. Owned by G. 11. Kelso ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$1,100; occupied by H. J. Dyer, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
159 Bunker Hill st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 17 th, 11-01 A.M Box 131. 

No. 495 East Eighth st. Owned by Thomas Fagan ; loss, $15: 
insurance, $1,500; occu])ied by E. F. Butler, as dwelling; originated 
on roof ; cause, fire-crackerd. 



58 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 1 7th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 509 Main st. Owned by Phipps heirs; loss, $5; insurance, 
$500; occupied by (t. A. Sandui'son, as baliery ; oiiginated on roof; 
cause, tire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, ll-38h A.M. Box 412. 

No. 2.S0 Main st. Owned by J. O. P'lannagan ; loss, $17; insur- 
ance, $2,500: occupied by I). George, as dwelling; loss, $13; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 17th, 11-42 A.M. Still. 

No. 13 Taber ST. Owned by M. McEttrick ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Wilson et aU., as dwelling; originated on roof-; 
cause, fii'e-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 1-44 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 3 AND 4 Lincoln st. Owned by Brown heirs ; loss, $73 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by William Nash et als., as dwelling ; originated 
on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 1-43 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 63 North Margin st. Owned by M. Slattery ; loss. .$40 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by M. Slattery, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 3-19 P.M. Box 425. 
Everett st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Friday, 17ih, 3-35 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 2 Irving st. Cause, fire-crackers on roof; needless alarm. 

Friday, 17 Ih, 4-42 P.M. Box 528. 

Morton st. Owned by J. Seaver estate; loss, $300; occupied by 
L. S Seaver, as stable, etc.; loss, $1,818; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, struck by lightning. 

Friday, 1 7th . 4-43 P. M. Still. 
BoYLSTON SQ. Cause, crossing of electric wires ; automatic. 

Friday, 17th, 5-16 P.M. Still. 

No. 45 TowNSEND ST. Owned by H. P. Dennison ; loss, $117; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by H, P. Dennison, as dwelling; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, struck by lightning. 

Friday, 1 7th, 6-11 P.M. Still. 

No. 161 Sumner st. Owned by National Dock Company; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by M. Flannagan, as pool-room; insurance, 
$600 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause incendiary. 

Friday, 17th, 9-51 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Fay st. Owned by J. Lyons; loss, $50; occupied by R 
Bornstein, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 2d floor; cause, care- 
less use of candle. 



Fire Department. 59 



Friday, 17th, 9-o2h P.M. Box 256. 

No. 3 Heath pl. Owned by P. Kelly; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by B. Mulhern, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Friday, 17th, 10-18 P.M. Still. 

Wall st. Cause, bonfire set by boys. 

Saturday, 18th, 11-12 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 27 Marion st. Owned by Robert Burnett; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $600 ; occupied by Robert Burnett, as stable ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 5-02h P.M. Box 244. 

No. 1 Guild st. Owned by West End Street Railway; loss, $71; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by W. L. Lord, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Saturday, 18th, 7-59 P.M. Box 17. 

No. 16 North Centre st. Owned by C. M. Hurd estate; loss, 
$240; insurance, $3,000; occupied by H. C. Weiden, as plumber; loss, 
$5,075; insurance, $59,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 19th, ll-46h A.M. Box 4. 

Nos. 3 AND 5 Medfokd court and 98 Travers ST. No. 3, owned by 
Henderson Brothers; loss, $50. No. 98 Travers street, owned by J. S. 
Currier; loss, $25; occupied by J. G. Raymond, as carriages; loss, 
$50 ; occupied by P, H. Butler, as stable ; loss, $10. Originated on 1st 
floor Medford court, extended to 98 Travers street; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 19th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
Vila st. Cause, hay set by boys. 

Sunday, I9th, 5-24 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 31 Irving st. Owned by M. P. Ball; occupied by L. A. Park- 
inson, as dwelling; cause, rags in chimney burning; needless. 

Sunday, 19th, 8-33 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 185 Fulton st. Owned by W. G. Marsh ; insurance, $9,000 ; 
occupied by Clark-Street Mission, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp ; needless. 

Monday, 20th, 7-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 36 Bromfield st. Cause, electric wires igniting structure on 
roof. 

Monday, 20th, 10-36 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 97 AND 99 Broadway. No. 97, owned by Francis Supple ; loss, 
$92 ; insurance, $2,000. No. 99, owned by M. F. Gavin ; loss, $94; in- 
surance, $6,000. No. 97, occupied byF. Supple, as dwelling; loss, $100. 
No. 99, occupied by E. Tracy, as dwelling; loss, $100. Originated in 
basement No. 99, extended to No. 97 ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Monday, 20th, 2-22 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 2 Oneida st. Owned by S. Cohen ; loss, $55 ; insurance, $5,800 ; 
occupied by S. Golinsky e^ aZs., as variety store ; loss, $29 ; insurance, 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 



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Monday, 20th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 
ISo. Ill N ST. Cause, children setting fire to shed; damage, $4. 

Monday, 20th, 10-35h P.M. Box 38. 

False alai-m. 

Tuesday, 21st, 2-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Hancock st. Cause, siaioke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 21st, 9-50 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 100 Decatur st. Cause, children building bonfire in rubbish.. 

Wed7iesday, 22d, 0-37 A.M. Box 87. 

No. 44 Sawyer st. Owned by A. S. Bemis ; loss, $45; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by S. Hern et als., as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lam23. 

Wednesday, 2 2d, 3-20 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 9 to 23 Knapp st. Owned by W. B. P. Weeks ; loss, $11 ; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by G. F. Hewitt et als., as liquors, etc.; 
insurance, $88,500; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Wed7iesday, 2 2d, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 133 Portland st. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Wednesday, 2 2d, 10-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 118 Hanover st. Owned by Kendall estate ; insurance, .$18,000 ; 
occuiDied by H. A. Jaynes. as apothecary ; insurance, |$10,000 ; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, ignition of chemicals. 

Wed7^esday, 2 2d, 10-58 A.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 74 to 78 Cross st. Owned by J. Abrams ; loss, $317; insur- 
ance, $10,500; occupied by J. Abrams et als., as dwelling; loss, $288; 
insurance, $3,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, carelessness in fumi- 
gating. 

Wednesday, 22d, 1-48 P.M. Box 336. 

DooDY TERRACE. Owned by D. Doody ; loss, .$450 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by M. O'Neill, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; occupied by T. Creed- 
on, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Wednesday, 22d, 8-47 P.M. Box]461. 

Main and Cambridge sts. Owned by A. H. Allen heirs; loss, .$80; 
insurance, .$27,500; occupied by G. L. Boyce & Co. et als., as clothing, 
etc.; loss, $1,598; insurance, $18,800; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 2 2d, 9-55 P.M. Still. 

1 Melrose st. Owned by E. A. Potter; insurance, $3,500; occupied 
by Mrs. McCauley, as dwelling; loss, $2 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-36 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 166 Endicott st. Owned by F. L. Gould ; loss, $39 ; insm-auce, 
$3,000; occupied by C. Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 
;3d floor; cause, supposed rats and matches. 



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Thursday, 23d, 7-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 73 High st. Owned b};- A. B. Topaii ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by J. H. Curtis, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective chimney. 

Thursday, 23d, 9-10 P.M. Box 62. 

ISTos. 119 TO 123 Eliot st. Owned by W. Simes ; loss, $313 ; insur- 
ance, $10,500 ; occupied by Allen & Hall, as decorators ; loss, $3,500 ; 
insui'ance, $3,600; occupied by A. Ludlow, as bird-store; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Friday, 24th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 554 Medford ST. Owned by Mrs. Daggett; insurance, $700; 
occupied by Maiy Russell, as dwelling; loss, $1; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, clothing igniting from stove. 

Saturday, 2oth, 0-45 A.M. • Still. 

No. 12 Pearl st. Owned by Massachusetts Real Estate Company ; 
insurance, $48,000; occupied by several firms, as offices, etc. ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 25th, 9-30 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 278A Shawmut ave. Owned by A. Gray; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $10,000 ; occupied by E. E. Corkum et als., as dwelling ; loss, $500 ; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 2eth, 1-01 P.M. Box 112. 

Nos. 178 AND 180 Dorchester ave. Owned by Benjamin Leeds 
loss, $590 ; insurance, $1,725 ; owned by Carrie A. Woods; loss, $75 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied bj^ several families, as dwelling ; loss, $100 
originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 27th, 6-36 P.M Still. 

No. 26 Thayer st. Owned by E. B. Mayo; occupied by J.- M. 
Paige et aZs., woodworkers ; loss, $1; insurance, $500 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 27th, 6-54 P.M. Box 92. 

B. & A. Railroad yard. Cause, explosion of carboy of vitriol ;, 
damage, $112. 

Monday, 27th, 8-22 P.M. Box 455. 

Temple st. Owned by Osgood & Hart; loss, .$30; occupied by 
Osgood & Hart, as foundry ; loss, $20 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause 
unknown . 

Tuesday, 28th, 8-08 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 74 Bedford st. Owned by C. L. Haley; occupied by Lewis, 
Bros., as dry goods ; cause, overheated smoke-bos. 

Tuesday, 28th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 169 Court st. Owned by Bay State Real Estate Company; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by H. Warren, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, .fl,'000; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



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Wednesday, 29th, 0-40 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 166 Pleasant st. Owned by Samuel Snow; loss, $350 ; insiu-- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by I. Dowell et als., as dwelling; loss, $372 ; 
insurance, $1 ,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 29th, 6-17h P-M. Box 36. 

No. 45 Court st. Owned by A. Tomfohrde ; insurance, $18,000 ; 
occupied by A. Tomfohrde, as restaurant ; insurance, $4,000 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from furnace. 

Wednesday, 29th, 10-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 200 Friend st. Owned by Wm. Sohier estate ; loss, $10 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by O. Mathiers, as hotel; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Thursday, 30th, 3-19 A.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 45 AND 51 Court st. Owned by A. Tomfohrde ; loss, $2,275 ; 
insurance, $20,000 ; owned by A. Tomfohrde ; loss, $145 ; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by A. Tomfohrde, as restaurant; loss, $1,735; 
insurance, $10,500; originated on the 1st floor; cause, rekindling of 
previous fire. 

Thursday, 30th, 2-15 P.M. Box 922. 

Fenton ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless. 

Thursday, 30th, 3 P.M. Box 982. 

Franklin and Taylor sts. Owned by S. W. Hayden ; loss, $650 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by S. W. Hayden, as groceries, etc. ; loss, 
$1,910 ; insurance, $7,600 ; occupied by J. Berry, as billiard-rooms ; 
loss, $200 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



JULY. 



Friday, 1st, 4-04 A.M. Box 114. 
Cause, false alarm given by John Donahoe, who was arrested and 
convicted of the offence. 

Friday, 1st, 8-17 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Genesee st. Owned by J. M. O'Brien ; loss, $25 ; insurance. 
$2,500; occupied by P. Highlan, as dwelling; loss, $4; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 1st, 10-55 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 245 Shawmut AVE. Owned by J. H. O'Neil ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by J. H. O'Neil, as dwelling ; loss, $175 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 2d, 8-52 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 102 Fulton st. Owned by Geo. F. McLaughlin ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by I. H. Ames & Co., as furniture; insurance,^ 
$8,000 ; originated outside of building ; cause, boys setting fire to can of 
benzine. 



Fire Department. 63 



Saturday, 2d, 1-53 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 63 Emerald st. Owned by J. A. Jackson ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by J. H. Fisher, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, breaking box of ammonia. 

Saturday, 2d, 2-26 P.M. Box 51. 

Nos. 144 TO 154 Pearl st. Owned by James S. Stone; loss, $1,500 
insurance, $40,000 ; occupied by J. J. Arakelyan, as printer ; loss, $2,678 
insui'ance, $12,700 ; occupied by Wellman Sole Cutters, as salesroom 
loss, $285; insurance, $6,000; occupied by Ginn & Co.; as publishers 
loss, $291 ; insurance, $60,250 ; occupied by Babcock Varnish Company, 
et als., as varnishes, etc.; loss, $67; insurance, $1,850; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-35 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 155 Kneelanu st. Owned by R. J. Monk; occupied by H. Col- 
lin, as cio;ars ; oriarinated on 1st floor ; cause, g^as-iet io-nitino- curtain. 

Sunday, 3d, 9-21 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 113 AND 115 Purchase st. Owned by J. A. Bullard ; loss, $155 ; 
insurance, $35,000; occupied oy Franklin Type Writer Company, as 
factoiy insurance, $18,000 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, sparks from 
forge. 

Sunday, 3d, 0-37 A.M. Box 66. 

No. 41 Chapman st. Owned by Mrs. M. A. Jones; occupied by 
D. Cohen, as boots and shoes ; loss, .$76 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 3d, 7-31 P.M. Box 113. 

No. 43 West Third st. Owned by J. Lally heirs ; loss, $5 ; unoccu- 
pied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 4th, 0-20 A.M. Still. 
Paris st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Mondcty, 4th, 0-20 A.M. Still. 
Porter and Paris sts. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Mojiday, 4th, 0-36 A.M. Box 435. 

No. 343 Medford st. Owned by P. J. Stone ; loss, $88 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Blazer Manufacturing Company, as stove polish ; 
loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 0-37 A.M. Still. 
Terrace st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Monday, 4lh, 0-55 A.M. Box 133. 

East Ninth st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Remarks. — Hoseman C. E. Molloy, of Hose No. 10, had his hand 
severely injured by being jammed in hose reel. 

Monday, 4th, 2-45 A. M. Still. 

Washington st. Owned by G. Stehle ; occupied by G. Stehle, as 
cobbler shop ; originated on outside ; cause unknown. 



64 City Document No. 12. 



Monday, 4ih, 2-57 A.M. Box 191. 

Mt. Vernon st. Owned by John Mitchell ; loss, .|235 ; insurance, 
$300; occupied by E. C. Penze, as storehouse; loss, $200; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 4th, 3-23 A.M. Box 353. 

Blue Hill ave. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Company; loss, 
$143; insurance, $143; occupied by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. Company, as 
depot; orio-inated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 6-26 A. M. Box\18. 

No. 91 Hanover st. Owned by S. Yorenberg; occupied by S. Yor- 
enberg, as clothing; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated on awn- 
ing; cause, sparks from fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 7-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 689 Saratoga st. Owned by Richard Hosea; loss, $18 ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by Richard Hosea, as dwelling; originated on 
outside ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Mo7iday, 4th, 7-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 Charles st. Owned by L. Tilden ; loss, $123 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by P. J. Carroll, as tailor ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
originated on awning; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 9-14 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 CoBURN PL. Owned by Hiram Johnson ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by J. Mahoney, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 93 Silver st. Owned by Hannah O'Neil ; loss, $10 ; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 4th, 0-13 P.M. Box 72. 
No. 1073 Washington st. Cause, smoke from chimney mistaken 
for fire. 

Monday, 4th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 326 Dudley st. Owned by Wm. Manning estate ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Wm. Manning estate, as storage; originated 
on roof ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 3-51 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 40 Culvert st. Owned by R. T. Paine ; insurance, $500 ; occu- 
pied by A. Hatch, as stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 4-18 P.M. Box 783. 

Sterling st. Cause, boys playing with push button in Sherwin 
School. False alarm. 

Monday, 4th, 4-44 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 32 Austin st. Owned by S. Parsons estate; loss, $18 ; insur- 
ance, $5,500; occupied by J. H. Pray, as dwelling; Insurance, $2,000; 
originated on outside; cause, fire-crackers. 



Fire Department. 65 



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

No. 14 Cross st. Owned by J. Riley : insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by 
L. Isenberg, as shoe-store; loss, $5 ; originated on awning; cause, sup- 
posed fire-ci'ackers. 

Mondaij, 4th, 6-22 P.M. Box 825. 

No. 305 Western ate. Owned by J. Callahan ; insurance, 
$1,500; unoccupied dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 4th, 6-34 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 20 Blossom st. Owned by J. S. Damrell ; occupied by N. G. 
Tenney, as jDainter ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, boys setting fire to 
rags in window. 

Monday, 4th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 
Humboldt AVE. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Monday, 4th, 8-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 378 Dudley st. Owned by A. D. Kingsbury; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occuijied by J. C. Rodgers, as provisions ; loss, $5 ; origi- 
nated on awning ; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 4th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
Cor. of Third and C sts. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Monday, 4th, 10-50 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Fellows and Lenox sts. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Monday, 4th, 11-56 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 16 West Sixth st. Owned by G. F. Denny; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $2,568; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 4th, 11-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 38 Melrose st. Owned by Mrs. F. Dorn ; insurance, $4,300; 
occupied by Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Tuesday, 5th, 0-07 A.M. Box 122. 

No. 280 Dorchester st. Owned by Thomas Ryan ; loss, $50 ; unoc- 
cupied ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 5th, 0-63 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 Melrose st. Owned by Mi's. F. Dorn ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$4,300 ; occupied by Mrs. E. Allen, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, fire-ci'ackers. 

Tuesday, 5th, 1-23 A.M. Box 521. 

Union aye. Owned by Rowen heirs; loss, $50; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by Dennis Vaughn, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 2cl 
floor ; cause unknown . 



Q6 City Document No. 12. 



Ticesday, 3th, 1-31 A.M. Box 254. 

No. 16 Eaton court. Owned by J. D. White ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Martin Flint, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, 
fire-crack ei's. 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-25 A.M. Still. 

Washington and South sts. Owned by S. B. Whittemore; loss, 
$50 ; occtipied by Vincent Moodie, as stable, etc. ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause unknown . 

Tuesday, 5th, 5-40 A.M. Still. 

jSTo. 219 Shawmut ave. Owned by M. Fellman ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by I. L. Shorey, as confectioner; insurance, $2,000; 
originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

Tuesday, 5th, 6-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 309 Bennington st. Owned by Henry Krupp ; loss, $2 ; in- 
sui'ance, $750; occupied by Henry Krupp, as store-shed; originated 
on roof ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-05 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 124 Gold st. Owned by Ellen Healey; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Thomas Welsh, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-48 P.M. Box 148. 

No. 350 Congress st. Owned by Boston Wharf Company; loss, 
$350; insurance, $6,000; occupied by A. F. & C. M. Hamburgher, as 
junk-dealers ; loss, $500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Wednesday, 6th, 0-05 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 75 AND 77 Broadway. Owned by I. Adams estate ; loss, $128 ; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Webster, Brett, & Co., as furniture; 
loss, $150; insm-ance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 3-39 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 125 Gold st. OAvned by Felton & Son; loss, $14; insurance. 
$8,000; occupied by Wm. Shumpert, as dwelling; loss, $40; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Wednesday, 6th, 7-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 228 Washington st. Owned by C. & F. Davis ; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by C. & F. Davis, as bakery ; insurance, $2,000 ; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 6th, 7-31 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 39 Main st. Owned by A. W. Teel ; insurance, $5,000 ; occu- 
pied by T. E. Collins, as dry goods ; loss, $21 ; insurance, .$3,000 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 6th, 9-35 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 3 Richmond st. Owned by Mecantile Wharf Corporation ; loss, 
$623 ; insiirance, $4,500 ; occupied by W. J. Moxley, agent, as storage ;. 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



FiKE Department. 67 



Thursday, 7th, 1-23 A.M. Still. . 

No. 8 Eaton court. Owned by Michael Burke ; loss, $40 ; insiw- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Peter Gorman, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 7th, 5-02 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 13 to 17 Randolph st. Owned by A. Marcus & Son ; loss, $201 ; 
insurance, $9,401; occupied by J. T. Gurney, as carriages; loss, $191; 
insm-ance, $15,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spai'lcs from forge. 

Thursday, 7th, 8-56 A.M. Box 6. 
No. 24 MiNOT ST. Cause, smoke from chimney; needless. 

Thursday, 7th, 9-52 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 4 Springer st. Owned by N. Sprimk ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by N. Sprunk, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
fireworks. 

Thursday, 7th, 0-14 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 123 Richmond st. Owned by Kilby Page; insm-ance, $4,500; 
occujoied by G. (Tcnaso, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
ignition of kettle of fat. 

Thursday, 7th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 200 West Third st. Owned by Lewis Flanders ; loss, $5 ; un- 
occupied stable ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 7th, 3 P.M. Still. 
Orleans st. Cause, spontaneous combustion in manure pile. 

Thursday, 7th, 8-32 P.M. Box 454. 

No. 3 Sewall ST. Owned by W. H. Quiglej^ ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by P. Mooney, as dwelling; loss, $10 ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 7th, 8-44 P.M. Box 113. 

West Third and B sts. Owned by M. Campbell ; loss, $120 ; insur- 
ance, $600 ; occupied by Simeon J. Joyce, as lamplighter; loss, $10; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, dropping lighted kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — S. J. Joyce was severely, and Lieut. Hart, of Chemical 
Engine No. 8, was slightly burned. 

Thursday, 7th, 9-03 P.M. Box 922. 

No. 1380 Dorchester ave. Owned by John Hogan ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by P. E. Deehan, as apothecary; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of gasoline stove. 

Thursday, 7th, 9-22 P.M. Still. 
Troy st. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Friday, 8th, 2-02 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 35 Dove st. Owned by C. F. McDonald; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by R. Lennehan, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, hot ashes from pipe in clothing. 



68 Cut Document No. 12. 



Saturday, 9th, 11-24 A.M. Still. 

]Sro. 13 Margaret st. Owned by J. Bonner; loss, $30; insm-ance, 
$4,000; occupied by Mrs. Bradley et als., as dwelling; originated on. 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

' Sunday, 10th, 1-41 A.M. Box 121. 

No. 43 West Third st. Owned by John Lally ; loss, $5 ; unoccupied 
dwelling; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday , 1 0th ,9-37 P. M. Box 121. 

No. 43 West Third st. Owned by John Lally estate ; loss, $5 ; un- 
occupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 10th, 10-51 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 102 Salem st. Owned by M. Lipman ; loss, $420 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Israel Brown, as dwelling; loss, $75 ; occupied by 
M. Lipman, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 11th, 3-33 A.M. Box 339. 

Vaughn ave. Cause, sparks fi"om locomotive igniting old lumber; 
damage, $5. 

Monday, 11th, 4-16 P. 31. Still. 

No. 134 Chambers st. Owned by Stone heirs; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Thomas Riley, as shed ; oi'iginated on roof; cause, children 
and matches. 

Monday, 11th, 11-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Oakland pl. Owned by Daniel Morris ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by E. T. Rowe, as dwelling; loss, $65; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 12th, 3-26 A.M.. Box 121. 

Nos. 21 and 23 First st. Owned by P. Lally ; loss, $999 ; insur- 
ance, $11,750; occupied by P. Lally & Co., as blacksmiths; loss, 
$400; insurance, $5,000; occupied by C. Holmes estate, as machinists; 
loss, $150; insurance, $6,300; occupied by O. M. Hamilton, as shoe 
findings; loss, $1,520; insurance, $5,000; originated on 3d floor; 
eause, spontaneous combustion, supposed. 

Tuesday, 12th, 7-02 A.M. Box 6. 
No. 72 Brighton st. Cause, smoky kerosene stove; needless. 

Tttesday, 12th, 9 A.M. Still. 

No. 1831 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards heirs; loss, 
$20; insurance, $20,000; occupied by N. L. Moynihan, as restaurant; 
insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, supposed rats and 
matches. 

Tuesday, 12th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 161 Salem st. Owned by Mrs. Schrimiski; loss, $5; occupied 
by several families, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, supposed 
children and matches. 



Fire Department. ri9 

Tuesday, 12th, 11-55 A.M. Box 532. 

Canterbury st. Owned by P. Curley; loss, $10; occupied by P. 
Curley, as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 12th, 2-02 P.M. Still. 

Warren bridge. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $60 ; occupied by 
City of Boston, as boiler-house ; originated in boiler-room; cause, defec- 
tive boiler setting. 

Tuesday, 12th, 2-47 A.M. Still. 

ISTew York & New England Railroad pier. Owned by New 
York & New England Railroad Corporation; loss, $150; occupied by 
New York & New England Railroad, as sheds, etc. ; originated on 
wharf; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Wednesday, 13th, 1-57 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 2 AND 4 India sq. Owned by F. H. Monks; loss, $28; insur- 
ance, $4,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause, hot 
ashes igniting flooring. 

Wednesday, 13th, 2-09 P.M. Box 246. 

No. 170 Bellevue ST. Owned by Marshall Stone ; loss, $35 ; unoc- 
cupied sheds ; origimited on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of fire. 

Wednesday, 13th, 4-55 P.M. Box 528. 

Off South st. Owned \iy Old Colony Railroad Corporation ; loss, 
$378; insurance, $600 ; occvipied by Old Colony Railroad Corporation, 
as storehouse; loss, $78; insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 6-01 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 170 L ST. Owned by Wm. P. Henry; loss, $15; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by T. B. Baker, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene stove. 

4 Wed7iesday, 13th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 324 Main st. Owned by Phipps heirs ; insurance, $1,000 ; occu- 
pied by F. M. Champlin, as grocery ; insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 13th, 8-05 P.M. Still. 

Corner of C and First sts. OAvned by R. Easterbrook &, Co. ; 
loss, $5; insurance, .$14,500; occupied b}'- R. Easterbrook & Co., as 
foundry ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot iron igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 14th, 0-37 A.M. Still. 

No. 43 Third st. Owned by John Lally heirs ; loss, $5 ; unoccupied 
dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 14th, 4-12 A.M. Still. 

No. 120 Tudor st. Owned by R. Bishop ; insurance, $10,000 ; occu- 
pied by R. Bishop, as cotton waste ; loss, .$10 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 



70 City Document No. 12. 



Thursday, 14th, 11-36 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 59 Haverhill st. Owned by J. C. Garrett;; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied b}- J. C. Garrett, as hardware ; originated in basement; cause, 
upsetting kerosene stove. 

Thursday, 14th, 9-12 P.M. Box 89. 

No. 419 BoYLSTON ST. Owned by Massaciiusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology ; insurance, $70,000 ; occupied by Institute of Technology, as 
college; insurance, $35,000; originated on outside; cause, sjDontaneous 
combustion of oily rags. 

Friday, 15th, 0-42 A.M. Box 114. 

No. 317 D ST. Owned by M. J. Kyder; loss, $115; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. Johnson et als., as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Friday, loth, 4-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 151 Court st. Owned by A. Wentworth; occupied by A. F. 
Landers, as dining-rooms; insurance, .$1,000; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, ignition of kettle of fat. 

Friday, loth, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 29 Purchase st. Cause, needless automatic alarm. 

Friday, 15th, 6 A.M. Box 83. 

No. 9 NORTHFiELD ST. Owned "by Eldridge heirs ; insm^ance, $10,- 
000 ; occupied by J. Adams, as hair-dresser; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, supposed careless use of cigar. 

Friday, loth, 11-10 P.M. Still. 
HejS'Ley court. Cause, bonfire, children and matches. 

Saticrday, 16th, 10-06 A.M. Box 92. 

No. 28 Falmouth st. Owned by T. Henry Allen; loss, $1,000; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by R. F. Atwood, as dwelling; loss, $680; 
insm-ance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Saturday, 16th, 4-17 P.M. Box 238. 

SwETT ST. Owned by Hasten & Wells ; loss, $10 ; occupied by 
Hasten & Wells, as fire-works factory ; loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, explosion of fireworks from friction. 

Saturday, 16th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

■ No. 6 Anderson pl. Owned by George Stanwood ; loss, $12 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Hrs. Foskey, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 17th, 11-06 A.M. Box 455. 

No. 3 Sewall's court. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for 
fire. 

Sunday, 17th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

Brookline AVE. AND Peabody ST. Cause, set by boys in hay- 
stack ; dama-ge, $2. 



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Bungay, 17th, 7-56 P.M. Box 233. 

No. 134 George st. Owned by Patrick Fallon ; loss, $73 ; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Patrick Fallon, as dwelling ; loss, $25; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 9-04 A.M. Box 18. 

No. 29 Brattle st. Owned by Marston & Co. ; insurance, $70,000; 
occujDied by Marston & Co., as dining-room; insurance, $30,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of fat in ventilator. 

Monday, 18ih, 10-48 A.M. Box 139. 

No. 412 Second st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless 
alarm. 

Monday, 18th, 1-01 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Dover st. Owned by J. W. Hixon; loss, $30; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by J. F. Beaman, as dwelling ; loss, $14 ; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 18th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 
St. James ave. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting lumber. 

Monday, 18th, 3-30 P.M. Box 459. 
Rutherford ave. Cause, boys setting fire to manure jiile. 

Monday, 18th, 8 P.M. Still. 
Humboldt ave. Cause, set by boys in rubbish. 

Monday, 18th, 8-21 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 1 Lovering PL. Owned by J. J. Grace; loss, $206; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. H. Grossman, as dwelling; loss, $450; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 18th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 41 Orleans st. Owned by' S. E. Sellen ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by S. E. Sellen, as store; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 19th, 1-40 A.M. Box 636. 

No. 196 Havre st. Owned by J. McMurray ; loss, $150 ; insurance, 
$250 ; owned by B. Stuart ; loss, $60 ; insurance, $150 ; owned by James 
Finn ; loss, $25 ; occui^ied by Daniel Shea, as stable ; loss, $250 ; insur- 
ance, $250 ; occupied by James Finn, as stable ; loss, $150 ; insurance, 
$400; originated on 1st floor to adjoining buildings; cause, spontane- 
ous combustion. 

Bemarks. — Hoseman Sullivan, of Engine No. 40, was burned on legs. 

Tuesday, 19th, 2-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 181 Salem st. Owned by L. Cunio ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $4,- 
000; occupied by C. J. Harkins, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, defective flue. 

Tuesday, 19th, 4-16 P.M. Still. 
No. 410 Atlantic ave. Cause, ignition of naphtha; no damage. 



72 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 19th, 8-39 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 55 Fifth st. Owned by J. Canipbell ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $2,- 
000; occupied by J. H. Carr, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 20th, 6-50 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 20 Seneca st. Owned by W. A. Smith ; occuioied by C. Thomp- 
son, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 20th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

North Ferry head-house. Cause, accidental automatic on 
vibrator. 

Thursday, 21st, 1-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 Batterymarch st. Owned by A. O. Bangs et als. ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by R. J. Nagle, as junk-shop ; loss, $185 ; in- 
surance, $867; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed rats and 
matches. 

Thursday, 21st, 7-18 A.M. Box 627. 

Nos. 1 TO 6 Maverick sq. Owned by T. L. and E. L. Sturtevant ; 
loss, $637 ; insurance, $24,000 ; occupied by Eastern Star Lodge I. O. 
of O. F., as lodge-rooms^ loss, $227; insurance, $3,800; occupied by 
W. B. Morse, as printer; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-51 A.M. Box 276. 

No. 124 Dudley st. Owned by D. Kennedy heirs ; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $500 ; occupied by Postal Telegraph Company, as ofiice ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 21st, 2-52 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 11 Union st. Owned by T. Riley; loss, $70; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. Nagle, as dwelling; loss, $128; insurance,' 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 21st, 3-13 P.M. Still. 
No. 84 Hawley ST. Cause, accidental automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 21st, 8-12 P.M. Box 41. 

No. 263 Washington st. Owned by W. Sohier; loss, $155; in- 
surance, $40,000 ; occupied by Silver Grill Cafe Company, as dining- 
rooms ; loss, $645; insurance, $16,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
ignition of woodwork from furnace. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 289 Federal st. Owned by W. H. Westcott; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $2, .500 ; occupied by J. E. Hawkins et als., as plumbers ; loss, $7 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 22d, 1-06 P.M. Box 19. 
No. 75 Endicott ST. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 



Fire Depaetment. 



Saiurdmj, 23d, 8-35 A.M. Box 428. 

No. 1 Scott's coukt. Owned by Robert Armstrong; loss, $75; 
insurance, $500; oecuiDied by A. McEachern, as dwelling; loss, $60; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamj). 

Bemarks. — Mrs. Annie McEachern was badly burned on hands. 

Saturday, 23d, 9-07 A.M. Box 81. 

No. 117 Pembroke st. Owned by Ellen Davis ; loss, $200 ; insui*- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by E. B. Goudrey, as dwelling; loss, $41; in- 
surance, $500 ; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of naphtha. 

Saturday, 23d, 2-01 P.M. Box 114. 

No. 117 Bolton st. Owned by Thos. Broderick; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $1,000 ; occupied by Thos. Broderick, as dwelling ; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimnej'. 

Saturday, 23d, 3-32 P.M. Still. 
No. 165 Milk st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-01 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 132 Cambridge st. Owned by Wm. Sohier; loss, $52; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by C. Barnard, as bakery ; loss, $23 ; insurance, 
$2,900 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of gas from leaky pipe. 

Saturday, 23d, 5-05 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 14 Swan st. Owned by Ellen Devine; loss, $263; insurance, 
$2,000. No. 10, owned by D. D. Gilbert; loss, $27 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by P. F. Shevlin, as stable, etc. ; loss, $240 ; insurance, .$1,750 ; 
originated on 1st floor, extended to adjoining buildings ; cause un- 
known. 

Saturday, 2.3d, 8-36 P.M. Box 213. 

No. 8 Farnham ST. Owned by T. Howe heirs; occupied by W. Q. 
Spear, as stable; loss, $2; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless 
smoking in stable. 

Sunday, 24th, 7-39 A.M. Box 523. 

No. 684 Centre st. Owned by Cyrus White ; loss, $460 ; insurance, 
$15,500; occupied by E. W. Clark & Co., as dry goods ; loss, $2,100; 
insurance, $10,250; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated kerosene 
stove. 

Sunday, 24th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 

Dover st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 24th, 10-48 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Curtis court. Owned by Silas Pierce ; occupied by John 
Hanley, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 24th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 

Congress st. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Pile of railroad ties owned by N. Y. & N. E. E.R. ; 
damage, $25. 

Sunday, 24th, 0-46 A.M. Box 917. 

Freeport ST. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Slight fire on coal-run, owned by Boston Gas Comj^any. 



74 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 24th, 4-57 P.M. Box 123. 

No. 363 DoRCHESTEK AVE. Cause, sparks from loeomotiv^e ignit- 
ing pier owned by the Norway Iron Works ; damage, $10. 

Monday, 25th, 9-58 P.M. Box 262. 

No. 27 Marcella st. Owned by John Keenan ; loss, $35 ; insm'- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by John Keenan, as dwelling; loss, $12; insm*- 
ance, $1,100; oi'iginated on Ist^floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 26th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 328 Congress st. Owned hj S. P. Putnam & Co.; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by S. P.Putnam & Co., as mattresses; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on sixth floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 27th, 8-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 357 Third st. Owned by Samuel Lord; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
burning chimney. 

Wednesday, 27th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Lowell st. Owned by Rogers estate ; occupied by David 
Marks, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated kero- 
sene stove. 

JVednesday, 27th, 8-26 P.M. Box 618. 

No. 150 Marginal st. Owned by North American Fire Insui-ance 
Company; loss, $54; insurance, $21,000; occupied by Henry Hutch- 
ings, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking 
of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 28th, 11-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 363 Dorchester ave. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting 
pier of Norway Iron Works ; damage. $25. 

Thursday, 28th, 1-08 P.M. Box 634. 

Central square and Porter st. Owned by Universalist Society ; 
loss, $2,066 ; insurance, $18,000 ; occupied by L. J. Wyzanski, as dry- 
goods ; loss, $20; insurance, $14,000; occupied by Outing Club e;; aZs., 
as club rooms; loss, $150; insurance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, careless use of cigar. 

Friday, 29th, 0-46 A.M. Box 818. 
Cause, false alarm. 

Friday, 29th, 8-27 P.M. Still. 
Bragdon and Brunswick sts. Cause, bonfire, children and matches. 

Friday, 29th, 8-52 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 30 Rochester st. Cause, ignition of rubbish in ash barrel; 
no damage. 

Friday, 29th, 9-01 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 102 E. Brookline st. Owned by John McGrady; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by George Gould et als., as dwelling; loss. $25; in- 
surance. .$1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, window curtain ignit- 
ing from gas-jet. 



Fire Department. 75 



Saturday, 30th, 1-28 P.M. Box 827. 
Allston Heights. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 835 Columbus ave. Owned by O. Nute; insurance, $15,000 ^ 
occupied by W. J. Conklin et als., as dwelling; loss, $7; insurance, 
$7,500; originated on awning; cause, careless throwing match from 
window. 

Saturday, 30th, 8-03 P.M. Box 612. 

Remarks. — Fire occurred on board a steam-yacht, owned by C. F. 
Morrill, anchored off Jeffries Point; loss, $400. " 

Sunday, 31st, 11-46 A.M. Still. 

No. 12 James st. Owned by J. D. Morse; loss, $46; insin-ance, 
$8,000; occupied b}' J. E. Morse, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 



AUGUST. 



Monday, 1st, 8-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 48 Chauncy ST. Owned by L. Morse; loss, $37; insurance,, 
$15,000; occupied by E. O. Bullock et als., as fancy goods, etc., insur- 
ance, $69,500; originated in basement; cause, electric wires igniting 
woodwork. 

Monday, 1st, 7-39 P.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 119 AND 121 Summer st. Owned by E. K. Harris; loss, 
$4,532 ; insurance, $40,000 ; occupied by Fishel Bros., as hats and caps ; 
loss, $5,000 ; insurance, $5,000 ; occuj^ied by J. F. Noera, as knit goods ; 
loss, $5,368; insurance, $10,000; occupied by SV . D. Brackett & Co., as 
shoes, etc.; loss, $2,595; insurance, $11,000; occupied by Houghton, 
Loring, et als., as iDoots and shoes; loss, $1,406; insurance, $19,050; 
originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 2d, 7-52 P.M. Box 12. 

Nos. 71 to 75 NOETH Margin st. Owned by E. M. Dorey ; loss, 
$99 ; insurance, $1,000 ; owned by Edward Grey ; loss, $103 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $100; origi- 
nated on roof ; cause, overheated chimney. 

Wednesday, 3d, 5-15 A.M. Box 546. 

Cass st. Owned by J. A. Whittemore heirs ; loss, $236 ; insurance, 
$236 ; occupied by Mr. Fay, as storage ; loss, $25 ; originated on 2ci 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 3d, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 330 Main st. Owned by M. Roghan ; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by H. V. Collins, as liquors ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, esijlosion of lamjj. 

Wednesday, 3d, 11-14 P.M. Box 844. 

Lincoln ST. Owned by Mrs. J. Denver; loss, $150; insurance, 
'"'' ; occupied by J. Albert el als., as dwelling; loss, $100; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



76 City Document No. 1'2. 



Wednesday, 3d, 11-53 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 26 Clinton st. Owned by J. D. Williams ; loss, $156 ; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied hj C. W. Parker & Co., as hotel ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$20,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated boiler igniting wood- 
work. 

Thursday, 4ih, 5-59 A.M. Box 221. 

Nos. 1270 TO 1274 Tremont st. Nos. 1270 and 1272 owned bv Frank 
H. Lear; loss, $73 on No. 1270; $1,051 on No. 1272; insurance^ $2,000 
on No. 1270; $2,000 on No. 1272. No. 1274 and rear owned by G. 
Keppler; loss, $375; insurance, $2,000; occupied by D. Collins, as 
dwelling; loss, $75; originated on 1st floor of No. 1272, extended to 
adjoining buildings ; cause, ignition of fat on stove. 

Thursday, 4th, 8-57 A.M. Box 62. 
No. 110 Warrenton ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 5th, 1-55 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 18 Moon st. Owned by D. P. Desmont; occupied by B,. Win- 
dolo, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and 
matches. 

Friday, 5th, 2-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 South Eden st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 5th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 

Bennett st. Owned by C. C. Ready; loss, $40; insurance, $800; 
occupied by Mrs. McGee, as dwelling; originated on roof ; cause, struck 
by lightning. 

Saturday, 6th, 1 P.M. Still. 

No. 292 Washington st. Cause, ignition of electric switch-box. 

Saturday, 6th, 5-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 88 Dover st. Owned by S. W. Winslow ; loss, $58 ; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by John Kewer & Son, as dining-room; insurance, 
originated in basement; cause, overheated range. 



Saturday, 6th, 6-29 A.M. Box 38. 

No. 58 Long Wharf. Owned by S. Hammond estate; loss, $456; 
insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by H. Anderson, as paints, oils, etc. ; loss, 
$850 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion, supposed. 

Satitrday, 6th, 8-10 A.M. Box 212. 

No. 34 SwETT ST. Owned by John McBarron ; loss, $51; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by J. E. Bogue, as carriages; loss, $39; insurance, 
$500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 6th, 9-47 P.M. Still. 

No. 367 Tremont st. Owned b}^ M. Pollard; loss, $12; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by D. Owen, as harness-maker; originated on 2d floor; 
ca\Tse, iDreaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 7th, 5-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 161 High st. Owned by Charles G. Chase; loss, $65; insur 
ance, $18,000; occupied by Ellis Lubricator Companj', as raaehine-shoi? ; 
loss, $59 ; insurance, $6,025; occupied by W. T. C. Maeallen Company, 



Fire Department. 77 

as insulators; loss, $71; insurance, $6,000; occupied by Massachusetts 
Electric Engineering Company, as laboratory ; loss, $196 ; insurance, 
$4,700 ; originated on 5tli floor ; cause, overheated smelting furnace. 

Monday, 8th, 1-58 A.M. Box 451. 

No. 57 Corey st. Owned by R. J. Tobin; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$1000; occupied by J. Hanford, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamj). 

Monday, 8th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 500 Harrison Ave. Owned by A. E. Whittier; insurance, 
; occupied by Jordan & Co., as hay-store; loss, $50 ; insvirance, 
; originated on 1st floor; cause vmknown. 



Monday, 8th, 8-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 133 Charles st. Owned by P. Shea heirs ; loss, $33 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by D. O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $200 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 9ih, 1-33 A.M. Box 546. 

Centre st. Owned by E. C. Colburn ; insurance, $800; occupied by 
E. C. Colburn, as barn, etc. ; originated on outside; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 9th, 3-08 P.M. Box 452. 

Nos. 309 AND 313 Medford st. Owned by C. H. Burns ; loss, $950 : 
insurance, $1,000 ; No. 311 owned by H. Murray ; loss, $300 ; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by J. A. Carroll, as stable; loss, $25 ; occujDied by John 
Wells, as stable; loss, $25; occupied by M. Freeman, as stable; loss, 
$20 ; insurance, $800 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Engineman W. H. Clay, of Engine No. 27, was severely 
injured by being caught in balance-wheel of engine. 

Tuesday, 9th, 11-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 182 Hanover st. Owned by J. Renison; occupied by J. 
Renison, as furniture ; originated in basement ; cause, sjjontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Wednesday, 10th, 4-56 A.M. Box 465. 

Roland st. Owned by Crosby Steam Gauge & Valve Company ; 
loss, .$3,925 ; insurance, $90,000 ; occupied by Crosby Steam Gauge & 
Valve Company, as factory ; originated in basement ; cause, sjDonta- 
neous combustion. 

Wednesday, 10th, 6-48 P.M. Box 636. 

Nos. 2 and 3 Saxon court. Owned by B. S. Evans; loss, $172; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. Quinn et als., as dwelling; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

"Wednesday, 10th, 8-23 P.M. Box 4. 

No. 217 Endicott ST. Owned by E. P. Clark; loss, $28; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by Thomas Lucid, as junk-store ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, mice and matches, supposed. 

Wedyiesday, 10th, 9-47 P.M. Box 543. 

Centre st. Owned by city of Boston ; loss, $500 ; occupied by city 
of Boston, as branch library; loss, $50; oi'iginated on outside; cause, 
incendiary. 



78 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 11th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 

Western ave. Owned by John Wood ; loss, $5 ; unoccupied sheds ; 
originated in shed ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 2^08 A.M. Box 46. 

jSTos. 85 AND 87 Milk st. Owned by aST. E. Mutual Life Insurance 
Company; loss, $4; insurance, $20,000; occupied by Hayden & Stone, 
as brokers' office ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, over- 
charged electric wires. 

Friday, 12th, 2-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 246 Federal st. Canse, slaking of lime on wagon owned by 
Waldo Bros. ; damage, $30. 

Friday, 12th, 5-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 165 High st. Owned by C. E. Billings; insurance, $25,000; 
occupied by Billings & Clapp, as chemicals; insurance, $80,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 12th, 7-50 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 84 TO 90 Richmond st. Owned by F. J. Doe; loss, $104; in- 
surance, $10,000; occupied by T. Trefrey, as furniture; loss, $1,375; 
insurance, $6,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed spontaneous 
combustion. 

Friday, 12th, 10-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Sheppard ST. Owned by A. McMurtry ; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $1,600; occupied by John Cain, as dwelling; loss, $15; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 13th, 4-03 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 61 Beach st. Owned by H. B. Spofford ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by J. Mellor, as tailor; insurance, $1,500; originated on 
roof; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 13th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 4228 Washington st. Owned by W. S. Davis; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by W. S. Davis, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated oil stove. 

Saturday, 13th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 339 Harrison ave. Owned by Richard Comer; loss, $20; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied bj^ Lewis J. Scott, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lam J). 

Sunday, 14th, 1-33 A.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 10 AND 12 State st. Owned by Treadwell estate ; loss, $600 ; 
insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Fish & Sancton, as printers ; loss, 
$1,497; insurance, $4,600; originated on 4th floor; cause, electric 
wires. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Redman, of Engine No. 4, was injured by falling 
slate. Hoseman Enos, of Engine No. 6, severely burned on foot by 
molten metal. 



Fire Department. 79 



Sunday, 14th, 2-41 A.M. Box 56. 

South, near Lehigh st. Owned by O. C. R.R. Company; occupied 
by ]Sr. y. & Boston Despatch Company, as office ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, gas-jet igniting woodwork. 

Monday, loth, 9-53 A.M. Box 427. 

jSTo. 29 Adams st. Owned by Annie Estel ; loss, $90; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by G. E. Connell, as dwelling; loss, $53; insurance, 
^1,500 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 15th, 2-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 WiNTHROP ST. Owned by H. L. Marcy; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by William Clark, as dvyelling ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 15th, 5-20 P.M. Box 53. ' 

Nos. 1 AND 3 Eliot ST. Owned by Brown heirs ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by VV. L. Green et als., as dwelling; loss, $35; 
insurance, $8,500 ; originated on 3dfioor; cause, careless use of fumi- 
gating material. 

Remarks. — Police ofiicer Daniel Doherty, of the Railroad Squad, was 
seriously injured by being knocked down and run over by Chemical 
Engine No. 1 on Tremont street. 

Monday, 15th, 9-2S P.M. Box 18. 

No. 13 CORNHiLL. Owned by John G. Low ; loss, $113; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Hub Blank Book Company, as bookstore; loss, 
$123; insurance, $2,500; occupied by B P. Verne, as hair-dresser; loss, 
$10 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-16 A.M. Box 21. 

Sudbury and Hawkins sts. Cause, overchai-ged electric wires 
igniting box in street. 

Tuesday, 16th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Merrimac ST. Cause, matches thrown in bales of husk on 
sidewalk; damage, $10. 

^ Tuesday, 16th, 5-47 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Sudbury st. Cause, needless ; automatic alarm. 

Tuesday, 16th, 10-07 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 30 Common st. Owned by E. W. Bigelow; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by L. Wiggin, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 17th, 1-39 A.M. Box 261. 

No. 2935 Washington st. Owned by Catherine Pender; loss, $15 ; 
insurance, $3,500; occupied by Catherine Pender e^ a/s., as dwelling, 
etc. ; loss, $10 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wed7iesday, 17th, 6-39 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 5 Southac PL. Ovvned by Boston Cooperative Company; oc- 
cupied by Benjamin Lee, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 



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Wednesday, 17th, 0-28 P.M. Box 428,' 

Reak Scott's court. Owned by Vail ej^ Oil Company; loss, $100; 
occupied by Valley Oil Company, as refinery ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, bursting of still-pipes. 

Remarks. — R. J. Restarrick, of Hook and Ladder No. 9, was injured 
in knee. 

Wednesdaij, 17th, 1-38 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 246 North st. Owned by M. D. Genai-o ; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by B. Passannanti, as dwelling; loss, $10 ; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, careless use of pipe in bedding. 

Wednesday, 17th, 3-10 P.M. Still. 

Brookline and Washington sts. Cause, electric motor igniting 
car of West End R.R. 

Wednesday, 17th, 4-34 P.M. Box 436. 

No. 341 Bunker Hill st. Owned by James Greely; loss, $400; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by R. White, as dwelling; loss, $37 ; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by R. Bailey, as dvvelling; loss, $50; occupied 
by T. Kenniston, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 18th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 37 Wall st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; occupied by L. Hackett, 
as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Thursday, 18th, 0-13 P.M. Box 113. 

West First and B sts. Owned by Clark & Van Blunt ; occupied 
by John Hopkins, as junk-shop ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Thursday, 18th, 1-12 P.M. Still. 

Parkman ST. Owned by A. T. Kimball; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by John Lynch, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 18th, 5-19 P.M. Box 79. 

No. 233 Marlborough st. Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle 
in yard ; no damage. 

Friday, 19th, 4-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 387 Sumner st. Owned by M. Moore; loss, $26; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. J. Riley, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 19th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 13^ Howard st. Owned by M. A. L. Prescott; loss, $20; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by N. E. Lodging Hotel Company, as 
dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
ignition of benzine. 

Friday, 19th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 227 Atlantic ave. Owned by H. M. Whitney; occupied by 
M. F. & A. M. McDonald, as dining-saloon ; insurance, $300 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 



Fire Department. 81 

Saturday, 20th, 1-25 A.M. Box 286. 

False alarm. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-27 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 211 Ca^mbridge ST. Owned by E. Listner; loss, | $799 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; owned by A. Cameron; loss, $10; insurance, $5,000 
occupied by A. Fergenbaum, as tailor; loss, $250; insurance, $500 
occupied by J. Fishbein, as clocks, etc., loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $1,200 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of naphtha stove. 

Stmday, 21st, 0-01 A.M. Box 217. 
No. 2 Riverside ave. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 21st, 3-54 A.M. Box 843. 

WiCKLOW ST. Owned by John Spencer; loss, $525; |insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by Mrs. Tighe, as dwelling; loss, $25; occupied by 
J. Fagan, as dwelling; loss, $350; insurance, $600; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp, supposed. 

Sunday, 21st, 4-54 P.M. Box 458. 

B. & M. Railroad yard. Cause, set by Ijoys in axle-boxes of 
freight cars. 

Sunday, 21st, 5-29 P.M. Box 455. 
SoMERViLLE, Mass. Cause, fire in Somerville, Mass. 

Sunday, 21st, 5-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 592 Columbus ave. Needless alarm. 

Sunday, 21st, 9-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 31 Leverett st. Owned by V. Thipps ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by V. Phipps, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $2,500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, cai'eless use of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 22d, 6-19 A.M. Box 632. 

No. 120 Border st. Owned by W. G. Bell ; loss, $15 ; occupied 
by L. L. Harris, as stable ; originated on hay-loft ; cause unknown. 

Mo7iday, 22d, 8-30 A. 31. Still. 

Mt. Vernon st. Owned by Geo. Smith; loss, $16; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by C. Van Buskirk, as dwelling; loss, $3; insur- 
ance, $800; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 22d, 0-22 P.M. Box 114. 
Nos. 248 AND 250 Athens st. Owned by Richard Stack; loss. 



insurance, $800 ; occupied by Reavey and Wigley, as dwelling 
loss, .$20 ; originated on outside , cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 22d, 10-40 P.M. Box 134. 

False alarm. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 21 Hamilton st. Owned by Curtis Guild heirs ; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by A. & J. M. Anderson, as machinists ; insurance, 
$25,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated boiler igniting 
woodwork. 



82 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 23d, 8-57 A.M. mill. 

No. 72 West Broadway. Owned by P. Kane ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Catherine Brown, as picture-frames; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Wednesday, 24th, 2-02 P.M. Box 26. 
N"o. 1 LiNDELL PL. Cause, careless use of fumigating material. 

Wednesday, 24th, 5-55 P.M. Box 9. 
Hanover and Clark sts. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 24th, 7-32 P.M. Still. 
No. 46 Hanover st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Thursday, 25th, 1-32 P.M. Still. 

jSTo. 24 Brimmer st. Owned by M. A. O. Elder; occupied by 
M. A. O. Elder, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, soot 
under boiler igniting. 

Thursday, 25th, 7-29 P.M. Box 4. 
No. 119 Charlestown st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Friday, 2eth, 8-06 P.M. Still. 

Franklin place, off Washington st. Cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

Friday, 26th, 11-57 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 651 Washington st. Owned by Boylston Mai-ket Association ; 
loss, $855; insurance, $150,000; occupied by L. F. Brigham et als., as 
tailor, etc. ; loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,500; occupied b}' several firms, 
as ofiices, etc.; insurance, $649,400; originated on 5th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 1-01 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 2 Savin st. Owned by Davis & Glidden ; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by Davis & Glidden et als., as workshop; 
loss, $83; insurance, $150; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Saturday, 27th, 9-52 A.M. Box 112. 
No. 13 Ontario st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 27th, 6-09 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Tremont ST. Cause, overcharged electric wires. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-04 P.M. Box 59. 

No. 90 South st. OwnedbyWm. Gaston; loss, $2,754; insurance, 
$20,900; occupied by W. B. White & Son, as boots and shoes; loss, 
$3,719; insurance, .$5,500; occupied by Geo. W. Cox, as stencils; loss, 
$10; insurance, $700; occupied by H. L. Houghton, as optician; 
loss, $64 ; insurance, $500 ; occupied by Staple Fastening Com]3any, as 
machinists ; loss, .$.504 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by A. & E. 
Lane, as leathers; loss, $852; insurance, $10,000; originated on 8d 
floor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 83 



Sunday, 28th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 394 Shavviuqt ave. Owned by C. W. Bartlett; loss, $25; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by J. W. S. Raymond, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 28th, 3-55 P.M. Box 711. 
Harrison ave. Cause, slight fire in power-house of West End 
Railroad. 

Monday, 29th, 5-15 P.M. Box 221. 

Hampshire st. Owned by Roxbury Carpet Company ; occupied by 
Roxbury Carpet Company, as dry -room ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
friction of machinery. 

Monday, 29th, 6-19 P.M. Box 645. 

Condor and Meridian sts. Owned by_ Nay & White; loss, $200 ; 
occupied by Wni. A. Tupper, as blacksmith; loss, $275; insurance, 
$300; originated on ground floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 29th, 10-25 P.M. Still. 
Portland st. Cause, electric motor igniting car of West End 
Railroad. 

Monday, 29th, 11-42 P.M. Box 214. 

Rear No. 2020 Washington st. Owned by L. Berenson; loss, 
$302 ; insurance, $12,000 ; occupied by Joseph Harris, as stable ; loss, 
-$592 ; insurance, $700 ; occupied by J. C. Knowles, as dining-saloon ; 
loss, $15; insurance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 29th, 11-54 P.M. Box 134. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 30th, 0-56 A.M. Box 38. 
Atlantic avenue. Cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-38 A.M. Box 825. 

No. 277 Everett st. Owned by J. F. Riordan; occupied by J. F, 
Riordan, as dwelling; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily I'ags. 

Tuesday, 30th, 10-47 A.M. Still. 
No. 5 Haverhill st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Tuesday, 30th, 6-46 P.M. Box 66. 
No. 29 Mayo st. Owned by Orin Sherman ; loss, $350 ; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by I. Frankstowe, as dwelling; loss, $790; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-04 P.M. Box 853. 

Oakland st. Owned by Brighton Savings Bank; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $700; occupied by W. Durgin, as stable; loss, $156; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lantern. 



84 City Document No. 12. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Thursday, 1st, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the schooner " Aclehaide " at wharf of Glen- 
don Company, East Boston ; caused by slaking of lime. 

Friday, 2d, 10-14 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 420 Tremont ST. Owned by H. C. Angell ; loss, .fl98; insur- 
ance, $15,000; occuijied by T. H. Burns et als., as fruits, etc.; loss, 
$122; insurance, $1,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2d, 4-13 F.M. Still. 

ISTo. .3.3 Cedar st. Owned by F. Silver; occupied by C. L. Hutch- 
inson, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 2d, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 47 Barton st. Owned by J. Scarlett; occcupied by Mary 
Conners, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene 
lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 1-22 A.M. Still. 

No. 229 Northampton st. Owned by Louis Binney; loss, $16; 
insurance, $4,500; occupied by E. H. Houghton, as dwelling; cause, 
hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Saturday, 3d, 5 A.M. Box 93. 

No. 20 Fabin st. Owned by B. Goldie ; loss, $130; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Whitman, as bakery; insurance, $1,250; 
originated in basement; cause, defective oven iu bakery. 

Saturday, 3d, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 90 AND 94 South st. Owned by Wm. Gaston; insurance, 
$19,000; occupied by Wm. B. White, as boots and shoes; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on 5th floor; cavise, sjoontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 4th, 4-18 P.M. Box 844. 

No. 112 Market st. Owned by Margaret Denver; loss, $40; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Ann Carey, as store, etc. ; loss, $139 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 4th, 9-09 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 39 AND 40 Commercial st. Owned by Isaac Sweetzer; loss, 
$25; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Armour & Co., as provisions; 
insurance, $10,000 ; originated in smoke-house ; cause, carelessness in 
smoke-house. 

Monday, 5th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
Devonshire and Water sts.-, Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5-27 A.M. Box 16. 
No. 2 Friend st. Cause, smoke mistaken for flre. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-56 A.M. Box 141. 
Cause, runaway team striking pole on which box was located. 



Fire Department. 85 



Tuesday, 6th, 4-23 P.M. Box 67. 

No. 5 Burroughs pl. Owned by Skinner heirs; loss, $14; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by A. T. Newland, as dwelling; loss, $4:5; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of lighted 
cigarette. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 122 Prince st. Owned by C. P.Gordon; loss, $20; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. Sherman, as dwelling; loss, -$10; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 6th, 6-03 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 55 Charlestown st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

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

No. 300 Athens st. Owned by J. A. Kelley; loss, $1,250; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by E. Myer, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 7th, 10-49 A.M. Box 259. 

No. 2 Amory ST. Owned by W. Chester; loss, .$150; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. Burke, as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Wedjiesday, 7th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 86 Beacon ST. Owned by Emory Sears ; occupied by Emory 
Sears, as dwelling ; originated in yard ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Ashland pl. Owned by A. E. Yalentine; occupied by C. 
Stewai't, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas jet igniting 
window curtain. 

Wednesday, 7th, 11-44 P.M. Still. 

Ashland and Poplar sts. Owned by C. H. Wise; loss, $75; 
occupied by A. Donlan, as stable ; loss, .$30 ; originated in hay-loft ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 8th, 0-40 A.M. Box 121. 

No. 43 West Third st. Owned by M. C. Lally; loss, $1,275; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by M. C. Lally, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 8th, 10-19, 10-23 A.M. Box 242, 272. 

Rear No. 45 Edgewood st. Owned by B. Foley; loss, $25; occu- 
pied by B. Foley, as morocco ; loss, .$10 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of oil. 

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

No. 47 Alger st. Owned by Mary Brenhan ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mary Brenhan, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 9-24 P.M. Box 435. 

No. 462 Medford st. Owned by C. Callahan; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by C. Callahan, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 



S6 City Document No. 12. 



Thursday, 8th, 9-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 19 Prospect st. Owned by E. W. Ridgeway ; loss, $128 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by G. White, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$800; odginated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 8th, 11-16 P.M. Box 35. 

Tremont and Beacon sts. Cause, electric motor igniting car of 
West End Railroad. 

Friday, 9th, 8-35 A.M. Box 618. 

No. 164 Marginal st. Owned by S. L. Bowker; loss, $118; insur- 
ance, $1,400; occupied by E. Delaney, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 9th, 1-25 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 118 Tyler st. Owned by J. W. McDonald; loss, $349; insur- 
ance, $1,000. 69 Oak st. ; owned by P. H. Sheehan ; loss, $63; insur- 
ance, .$2,500. 71 Oak st. ; owned by J. McCaffrey ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occup)ied by J. W. McDonald, as carjaenter; loss, $334; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by A. A. McDonald, as storage ; loss, $360. 
Originated on 1st floor, NTo. 118 Tyler st., extended to Nos. 69 and 
71 Oak St. ; cause, ignition of ^oX, of glue. 

Friday, 9th, 5-30 P.M. Siill. 

1 Hancock st. Owned by O. Viles heirs ; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by F. L. Dore, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-05 A.M. Box 546. 

Baker st. Owned by city of Boston ; loss, $150 ; occupied by city of 
Boston, as school-house; originated on outside; cause, incendiary, 

Saturday, 10th, 8-43 A.M. Box 825. 

Nos. 301 AND 303 Western ave. Owned by Jerry Callahan 
loss, $363; insurance, $1,800; occupied by Ellen Hughes, as dwelling 
loss, $150 ; insurance, $800 ; occupied by Roland Shaw, as dwelling 
loss, $130; insurance, .$600; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Saturday, 10th, 10-12 A. 31. Still. 

No. 193 Salem st. Owned by Christ Church Corporation ; loss, $86 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by C. Downer, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
insurance, $750 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, kerosene-lamp explosion. 

Saturday, 10th, 1-41 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 10 Blossom st. Owned by Franklin BEaven, Jr. ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by I. Doblin, as tailor-shop ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, ignition of oil stove. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-07 P.M. Box 993. 

No. 833 Washington st. 

Remarks. — Fire in old abandoned barn owned by Tucker & Ather- 
ton ; set on fire by persons unknown; no damage claimed. 

Saturday, 10th, 4-11 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 36 TO 40 Chaungy st. Cause, defect in electric wires. 



Fire Depaktment. 87 

Saturday, 10th, 6-17 P.M. Box 917. 

No. 186 Fkeepoet ST. Owned by Dorchester Gas Li^ht Company; 
loss, $50 ; insurance, $50 ; occupied by Dorchester Gas Light Company, 
as office ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 1774 Washington st. Owned by Sheldon heirs ; insurance, 
$8,000 ; occupied by E. A. Wilson, as dining-sahjon ; loss, $2 ; insurance, 
$2,400 ; originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Sunday, 11th, 8-43 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 231 Dorchester ave. Owned by Leander Jones ; occupied by 
W. F. Hill, as stable ; originated on outside ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 12th, 6-46 P.M. Box 127. 
Needless alarm. 

Monday, 12th, 7-34 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 3 St. Paul st. Owned by F. P. Lord; loss, $300; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by S. G. Dresser, as dwelling; loss, $300; originated, 
on 2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 12th, 10-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 89 W. Fourth st. Owned by Benj. Leeds; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$1,500: occupied by John Cahill, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, l.^lh, 1-40 A.M. Box 637. 
No. 212 Border st. Ignition of coal-hoist; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 14th, 8-29 A.M. Box 324. 

No. 9 Olney st. Owned by M. H. Norton ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. H. Norton, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 14th, 11-55 A.M. Box 12. 
No. 84 Endicott ST. Cause, ignition of leaky gas in basement. 

Wednesday, 14th, 3-56 P.M. Still. 
No. 85 Milk st. Cause, electric wii'es igniting woodwork. 

Wednesday, 14th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 Randolph st. Needless alarm. 

Thursday, 1.5th, 11-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 208 Tremont ST. Owned by G. D. Sargent heirs; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occui^ied by Mrs. Dr. Palmer et als., as offices, etc. ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $1,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of gasoline 
stove. 

Thursday, 15ih, 2-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 1926 Washington st. Cause, slaking of lime in barrels ; 
damage, $10. 



88 City Document No. li'. 



Thursday, 15th, 1-36 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 34 BOYLSTON ST. Owned by J. L. Little estate; insurance, 
$150,000; occupied byE. D. Gaylord, as dentist; insurance, $35,000; 
orio-inated on 2d floor; cause, iornition of o'as ; no damao;e. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-33 P.M. Box 39. 

No. 168 Tremont st. Owned by Shirley heirs ; loss, $404 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by J. E. Marshall et als., as regalias, etc.; 
loss, $3,000; insurance, $3,000; originated on 4th floor; cause un- 
known. 

Friday, 16th, 8-12 A.M. Box 428. 

Rear Scott's court. Owned by S. B. Whittemore ; loss, $10; oc- 
cupied by Valley Oil Company, as refineiy ; originated on roof; cause, 
overheated flue. 

Friday, 16th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 

Brookline and Washington sts. Cause, electric motor igniting 
West End car. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-19 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 14 Fleet st. Owned by Henry Krey ; loss, .$780; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Henry Krey, as dry goods; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Mrs. A. Pearson, as dwelling; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 17th, 8-55 P.M. Box 49. 

Summer and Avon sts. Owned by G. Gardner estate ; insurance, 
$100,000; occupied by C. F. Hovey & Co., as dry goods; insurance, 
$650,000; originated on roof; cause, spontaneous combustion; no 
damage. 

Saturday, 17th, 10-05 P.M. Box 521. 

Rear No. 174 Green st. 

Remarks. — This fire was set by some unknown person in an old hack 
that was disused and condemned ; no damage. 

Monday, 19th, 8-20 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 206 W. Ninth st. Owned by J. F. Concannon ; loss, $20, insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by Ellen Morrisey, as dwelling; loss, -$20; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 19th, 8-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 1448 Tremont ST. Owned byE. F. Kenney; loss, $15; insui'- 
ance, $1,500 ; occupied by C. Obert, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, I9th, 1-26 P.M. Box 33. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 19th, 6-39 P.M. Box 639. 

No. 264 Havre st. Owned by P. J. Conroy ; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by P. J. Conroy, as dwelling ; insurance, $300 ; originated in 
basement; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 20th, 6-l9h A.M. Box 461. 

No. 570 Main st. Owned by A. H. Allen estate ; insurance, $27,500 ; 
occui)ied by G. L. Boyce & Co., as clothing; loss, $108; insurance, 
$9,200; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective flue. 



Fire Department. 89 



Tuesday, 20th, 9-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 31 Magazine st. Owned hy J. F. Dimmock; loss, $72; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by R. Sewell, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, cliildren and matches. 

Eemarhs. — Mrs. Sewell was severely burned while trying to extin- 
guish the flames. 

Tuesday, 20th, 10-04 A.M. Box 276. 

No. 2440 Washington st. Owned by W. B. Owens; loss, $22; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by H. E. Snow, as dwelling ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Remarks. — W. A. McKenzie, of Engine No. 12, was thrown from 
the engine and severely bruised about the hip. 

Tuesday, 20th, 5-30 P.M. Box 451. 

No. 28 Princeton st. Owned by city of Boston ; occupied by James 
O'Connell, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, smoke mistaken 
for fire. 

Tuesday, 20th, 8-20 P.M. Box 639. 

No. 183 Marion st. Owned by S. Neary; occupied by P. Donovan, 
as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 21st, 6-17 A.M. Box 6. 

Rear Nos. 106 and 108 Leverett st. Owned by J. O. Day; loss, 
$60; insurance, $1,000; owned by C. B.Hawkins; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by M. T. Rush, as furniture; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by C. B. Hawkins, as stable; originated in yard; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 21st, 9-10 A.M. Box 221. 

No. 1272 Tremont st. Cause, ignition of gasoline from leaky 
stove. 

Wednesday, 21st, 6-04 P.M. Still. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 21st, 10-43 P.M. Box 24. 
No. 93 Cambridge st. Cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 22d, 5-48 P.M. Still. 
No. 14 Fay st. Cause, gas explosion ; no damage. 

Thursday, 2 2d, 5-56 P.M. Box 77. 

No. 560 Albany st. 

Remarks. — Slaking of lime on board schooner "Adelaide," owned 
by T. D. Blakie ; removed from wharf of Glendon Company; damage, 
about $3,000 ; insurance, $2,000. 

Friday, 23d, 5-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 560 Albany st. 

Remarks. — Given for slaking lime in schooner " Adelaide ; " see pre- 
vious fire. 

Friday, 23d, 5-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Central st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



90 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 23d, 7-18 P.M. Siill. 

IsTo. 71 Chestnut st. Owned by W. H. Allen ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by H. W. Hutchings, as painter; cause, light 
mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 24th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 96 Arch st. Cause, back draught from furnace ; needless. 

Sunday, 25th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 70 Lambert ave. Owned by Wm. Blanchai'd heirs; loss, 
$165; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Mrs. Blanchard, as dwelling; 
loss, $288; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Monday, 26th, 5-44 A.M. Still. 

No. 129 Friend st. Cause, struck by lightning ; no damage, 

Monday, 26th, 11-29 P.M. Box 269. 

No. 2 Amory ST. Owned by W. R. Chester; loss, $100; occupied 
by P. Monahan, as stable ; loss, $200 ; insurance, $200 ; occupied by 
James Curley as stable ; loss, $150 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 27th, 1-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 131 Hudson st. Owned by John Morrisey ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by A. McDonald, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

' Tuesday, 27th, 4-30 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 959 Tremont st. Owned by J. H. Hayes ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by M. A. Doian, as restaurant; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of pipe. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-17 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 7 Knapp ST. Owned by Mr. Elkins ; occupied by Pullman 
Club, as club-rooms ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 28th, 10-13 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 126 Gold st. Owned by P. Feeney ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. Mahoney, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 
3d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 29th, 1-45 A.M. Box 847. 

Faneuil ST. Owned by G. H. Brooks; loss, $2,500; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by James Downing, as ice-houses; loss, $1,680; 
insurance, $8,000 ; cause unknown. 

TJmrsday, 29th, 8-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 651 Washington st. Owned by Boylston Market Ass'n ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $150,000; occupied by Freeland, Loomis, et als., as 
clothing, etc. ; insurance, $632,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot 
in ventilator igniting. 

Friday, 30th, 3-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 Webster st. Owned by M. G. Keefe ; occupied by M. J. 
Kelley, as dwelling ; originated in yard ; cause, sparks from pipe ignit- 
ing rubbish. 



Fire Department. 91 



OCTOBER. 

Saturday, 1st, 6-15 A.M. Still. 

Wharf, 560 Albany st. Cause, slaking of lime on board sehoonei- 
" Adelaide ; " owned by T. D. Blakie ; damage to vessel, $2,500 ; insm^- 
ance, $2,000 ; damage to contents, $700 ; no insurance. 

Saturday, 1st, 3-41, 4-04, P.M. Box 981. 

Fulton st. Owned byO. Ames estate; loss, $400; Nos, 25, 27, and 
29 owned by A. T. Stearns & Sons ; loss, $1,460 ; insnrance, $6,000 ; 
occupied by Holmes & Blanchard, as storage ; loss, $6,500 ; insur- 
ance, $2,200; occupied by Johnson, Peterson, e^ als., as dwellings; 
loss, $450; originated on 1st floor; extended to other buildings; cause, 
supposed sparks from bonfire. 

No. 40 High st. Owned by Geo. A. Eastman; loss, $650; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; No. 12 High street; owned by C. Driscoll ; loss, $311 ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by C. Driscoll, as dwelling; loss, $60; 
insurance, $300. 

jSTo. 23 Fulton st. Owned by Mrs. Christopher; loss, $86; insur- 
ance, $1,550. No. 52 High street; owned by W. W. Whitmarsh ; loss, 
$2,362; insui-ance, $2,700; occupied by Mrs. Christopher, as dwelling; 
insurance, $500; occupied by W. W. Whitmarsh, as stable; loss, $537; 
insurance, $4,500. 

No. 108 Walnut st. Owned by Mrs. A. J. Walker; loss, $45; 
insurance, $1,500. No. 76 Taylor street; owned by Margaret Clancy; 
loss, $150; insurance, $1,900; occupied by A. J. Walker, as dwell- 
ing; insurance, $500; occupied by M. Clancy, as dwelling; insurance. 



No. 22 High st. Owned by C. L. Veazie ; loss, $7; insurance, 
$2,000 No. 15 Fulton street; owned by M. Thompson; loss, $5;, 
insurance, $1,800. No. 17 Fulton street; owned by J. Townsend ; loss,,. 
$5; insurance, $1,800. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-35 P.M. Box 35, 
False alarm. 

Saturday, 1st, 5-37 P.M. Box 718. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Saturday, 1st, 6-48 P.M. Still. 
Medford ST. Cause, sparks from locomotive ignitino- rubbish. 

Saturday, 1st, 7-54 P.M. Box 214. 

No. 1 Arnold st. Owned by H. Page; insurance, $5,000; occu- 
pied by C. Stead; loss, $21; insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 2d, 1-05 A.M. Box 273. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 2d, 2-48 A.M. Box 336. 

No. 26 Seaver ST. Owned by J. D. Thompson; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by W. E. Downing, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; orio-i- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. *^ 



92 City Document No. 12. 



Sunday, 2d, 3-07 A.M. Box 546. 

"Cow Island," High st. Owned by J. M. Gately; loss, $2,103; 
insurance, $2,200; occupied by J. M. Gately, as storage ; loss, $1,475; 
insurance, $2,750; occupied by J. M. Gately, as stable; occupied by 
J. M. Gately, as dwelling; originated in storage shed, extended to 
stable and dwelling; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 2d, 3-50 P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 22 TO 26 Cross st. Owned by S. Pinkofsky; loss, $1,006; 
insurance, $8,834; occupied by S. Katz, as tailor; insurance, $1,300; 
occupied by AUard & Cole, as shoe findings; loss, $222; insurance, 
$600; occupied by D. Novinski, as grocery; loss, $160; insur- 
ance, $250; occupied by M. Ruggiero, as dwelling; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $350 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of naphtha 
stove. 

Sunday, 2d, 9-29 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 51 AND 57 Hanover st. Cause, automatic alarm given by 
some malicious person. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-30 A.M. Box 87. 
No. 12 Sawyer st. Owned by Mrs. Kehoe; loss, $39; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Emma Gunn, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 4th, 0-58 A.M. Box 567. 

Johnson st. Owned by O. Keisling; loss, $200; occupied by O. 
Keisling, as stable; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed in- 
cendiary. 

Tuesday, 4th, 11-48 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 6 Cherry st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Tuesday, 4th, 3-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 205 Eliot st. Owned by J. Stevenson; insurance, $1,500; oc- 
cupied by H. A. Bell, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 5th, 0-35 A.M. Box 21. 
No. 44 Sudbury st. Owned by J. E. Johonnet; loss, $84; insui^- 
ance, $7,000 ; occupied by M. Reardon, as harnesses ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 5th, 9-54 A.M. Still. 

No. 385 Albany st. Owned by E. B. Mayo ; occupied by G. W. 
McCawley et als., as dry-house; originated on 1st floor; cause, over- 
heated stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 11-40 A.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 5th, 2-34 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 77 Brooks st. Owned by James Menzie ; loss, $45 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by James Menzie, as dwelling; originated on 
8d floor; cause, defective chimney. 



Fire Department. 93 

Wednesday, 5th, 3-29 P.M. Box 212. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 5th, 7 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Fay st. Owned by R. Estabrook; insurance, $1,800; oc- 
cupied by M. Givenor, as dwelling- ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $400 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 6th, 5-05 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 64 Pleasant st. Owned by F. J. Doe ; loss, $26 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by A. Shuker et als., as dining-room; loss, $200; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause vmknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 9-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 306 West Chester park. Owned by G. Dexter; loss, $737; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by J. T. Ramsey, as dwelling; loss, 
$240; insurance, $5,000; occupied by L. C. Haskell, as dwelling; 
loss, $58; insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. F. Flanagan, as dwelling; 
loss, $68; insurance, $5,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective 
fireplace. 

Thursday, 6th, .3-16 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 84 Harrison ave. Owned by E. S. Hamlin; loss, $35; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by J. Cameron, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in basement; cause, defective boiler setting. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 40 Lowell st. Cause, ignition of wood in stove oven. 

Tliursday, 6th, 4-03 A.M. Still. 

No. 1831 Washington st. Owned by C. E. Richards estate ; in- 
surance, $20,000 ; occupied by N. Moynihan, as restaurant ; loss, $48 ; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 6th, 7-22 P.M. Box 191. 

No. 36 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by Hugh Giblin ; loss, $.100 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by J. H. JSaltmarsh, as dwelling; loss, 
$10; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 6th, 8-13 P.M. Box 56. 

Nos. 140 TO 144 Kneeland st. Owned by Bangs & Wells ; loss, 
$721 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Lee Hammond, as bar-room ; 
loss, $362; insurance, -$13,500; occupied byC. A. Bacheller, as clothes- 
cleaner; loss, $1,577; insurance, $2,000; occupied by G. F. Waldron, 
as machinist; loss, $675; insurance, $5,000; originated on 2d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tliursday, 6th, 10-30 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 238 Washington st. Owned by E. .J. Dyer; insurance, 
.$10,000; occujDied by E. J. Dyer, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated 
in yard; cause, hot ashes igniting barrel. 

Friday, 7th, 0-04 A.M. Box 412. 

No. 223 Main st. Owned by Mary Crozier ; loss, $371; insurance, 
$1,500; owned by M. Donovan; loss, $58; insm-ance, $2,500; oc- 
cupied by W. M. Nason, as dwelling; loss, $25; occupied by Mary 



94 City Document No. 12. 

Crozier, as dwelling-; loss, $20; insurance, $1,000; No. 5 School 
street, occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor, extended to other buildings; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 10-23 A.M. Box 453. 

No. 548 Main st. Owned by F. Lund; loss, $25; insurance, $500; 
occupied by F. Lund, as cooper ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 7ih, 10-48 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 63 Rutland st. Owned by A. Sampson; loss, $175; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by A. Sampson, as dwelling; insurance, $2,500 ;^ 
originated in basement; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Saturday, 8ih, 1-33 A.M. Box 53. 
Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 8th, 10-13 P.M. Still. 

Cause, bursting of carboy of chemicals in car on Boston & Maine 
Railroad track ; no damage. 

Sunday, 9th, 4-25 P.M. Still. 

Sleeper st. Owned by Boston Wharf Company ; loss, $24 ; insurance, 
$750; occupied by John Collins, as paper stock; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on outside; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 10th, 4-31 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 172 Dorchester ave. Owned by Benj. Leeds; loss, $33; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by P. Cohen, as restaurant; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 1st fioor; cause, explosion of gasoline heater. 

Monday, 10th, 5-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 52 Purchase st. Owned by J. J. Richards ; insurance, $20,000 ; 
occupied by C. W. Calkins & Co., as printers; insurance, $10,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, ignition of benzine vapor. 

Tuesday, 11th, 0-56 A.M. Still. 

No. 64 Sterling st. Owned by J. C. Dana ; loss, $50 ; occupied by R. 
Wi-ight, as dAvelling; loss, $25 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed 
careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 11th, 5-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 Adams st. Owned by P. Malonej^; loss, $18; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by E. Doran, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor;, 
cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 11th, 8-02 P.M. Box 537. 

Wybian ST. Owned by C. H. Dozier; loss, $77; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by C. H. Dozier, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3ci 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 12th, 0-16 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 102 Warrenton st. Owned by H. Bresnahan ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Garvey, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
2d floor; cause, careless smoking in bed. 



Fire Department. 95 



Wednesday, 12th, 6-32 P.M. Box 421. 
Nos. 10 AND 12 Chelsea st. Cause, explosion of lamp ; needless 
alarm. 

Wednesday, 12lh, 9-29 P.M. Box 532. 

Canterbury st. Owned by Ann Carey ; loss, $33 ; insm-ance, 
$2,500; occupied by P. Dolan, as dwelling ; originated in basement; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 13th, 4-30 P.M. Still. 

Hamilton and Broad sts. Owned by Wm. J. Cutler; insurance, 
$35,000 ; occupied by Cutler Bros. & Co., as drugs, etc. ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $100,000; originated in basement; cause, breaking bottle of 
chemicals. 

Thursday, 13th, 4-60 P.M. Still. 
No. 197 Devonshire st. Cause, careless use of lighted paper luider 
thermostat. 

Thursday, 13th, 5-13 P.M. Box 545. 

No. 21 Ballard st. Owned by P. McCarthy; loss, $25; occupied by 
P. McCarthy, as storehouse ; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Thursday, 13th, 6-27 P.M. Box 259. 

No. 55 Amory ST. Owned by J. Boshiner; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by W. B. Jinks, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective gas-pipe. 

Friday, 14th, 2-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 40 BOYLSTON ST. Owned by Thos. Boylston ; loss, $100; occu- 
pied by Thos. Boylston, as hennery; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Friday, 14th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 CussON PL. Owned by J. Bornstein; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by M. Levinstein, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, care- 
less use of lamp. 

Friday, 14th, 9-01 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 58 Harvard st. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamjD. 

Saturday, loth, 1-10 A.M. Box 16. 

No. 9 Merchants row. Owned by Wm. L. Richardson; loss, $465 ; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by L. Mellett, as telephone supply com- 
pany; loss, $200; originated on 4th floor; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
barrel. 

Saturday, 15th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 2255 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 15th, 4-48 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 6 Mt. Washington ave. Owned by Merrill heirs ; loss, $50 ; 
occupied by J. Mungivan, as plumber; loss, $25; occupied by H. S. 
Hussey, as builder; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, supjjosed 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 3-35 A.M. Still. 

Mason Building, Kilijy st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 



96 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 16th, 6-42 P.M. Still. 

No. 70 Beacon st. Owned by T. Dwight ; occupied by T. Dwight, 
as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 17th, 8-57 P.M. Box 45. 

ISTos. 91 AND 93 Federal st. Owned by Anna Bigelow; loss, $777 ; 
insurance, $65,000; occuiDied by Boston Mailing Company, as bindeiy; 
loss, $1,456; insurance, $11,750; occuj^ied by W. S. Best et als., as 
pi'inters, etc.; loss, $94; insurance, $126,000; originated on 6tli floor; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18ih, 11-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Barton st. Owned by M. Hootelein ; insurance, $4,000 ; occu- 
pied by W. Goldberg, as dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, ovei'- 
heated stove-pipe. 

Wednesday, 19th, 1-50 A.M. Still. 

Off Meridian-st. bridge. 

Remarks. — Fire on board the barge " Eliza Bachelder," used as a 
cement factory ; caused by sparks from stove ; loss on barge, $100 ; in- 
surance, $350 ; on contents, $150. 

Wednesday, 19th, 6-21 P.M. Box 52. 

No. 39 Kingston st. Owned by J. A. Willard; loss, $587; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; occupied by T. F. tihristian, as dry goods ; loss, $265 ; 
insurance, $25,000 ; occupied by M. D. Witherell, as woollens ; loss, 
$4,263 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Challenge Umbrella Company, 
as umbrellas ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by J. H. Callahan 
& Co. et als., as cloaks, etc. ; loss, $495; insurance, $27,700; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 19th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 71 L ST. Owned by M. A. Veazie ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by G. H. Rowe, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated on 3cl 
floor; cause, hot ashes from pipe setting fire. 

Thursday, 20th, 0-55 A.M. Box 4. 

Prince and North Margin sts. 136 Prince st. ; owned by Daniel 
McLaughlin ; loss, $190 ; insurance, $5,000. 99 Noi'th Margin st. ; owned 
by. Daniel McLaughlin ; loss, $100; insurance, $1,500; occupied by 
several families, as dwellings. Originated on 1st floor 136 Prince 
street, extended to 99 No. Margin street; cause, sparks from peanut- 
roaster igniting flooring. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 325 Bunker Hill st. Owned by St. Francis de Sales' parish; 
loss, $88 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by St. Francis de Sales' parish, 
as convent house; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 20th, 7-27 P.M. Box 436. 
No. 341 Bunker Hill st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-17 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 2 Lenox st. Owned by Dexter heirs; insm-ance, $10,000; oc- 
cupied by R. F. McClellen, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
ignition of gas from leak in pipe. 



Fire Department. 97 



Friday, 21st, 0-06 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 488 Commercial st. Owned by M. Russo ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by several families as dwellings ; loss, $10 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Friday, 21st, 0-47 P.M. Box 631. 

No. 65 Sumner st. Owned by Lockwood ManTg Company; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Lockwood Man'f'g Company, as storage; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 21st, 4-26 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 78 AND 80 Commercial st. Owned by Minot heirs ; loss, $158 ; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by J. F. Clark & Co., as produce; loss, 
$3,549; insurance, $17,750; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 21st, 8-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 559 Main st. Owned by S. Gould ; occupied by S. A. Freeman, 
as apothecary ; loss, $25 ; originated on aAvning outside ; cause, fire- 
works. 

Friday, 21st, 8-58 P.M. Box 677. 

Leyden ST. Owned by B. Chiesa; loss, $150; insm-anee, $1,500; 
occupied by Mrs. Morrow et als., as dwelling; originated in basement; 
cause, defective fine. 

Saturday, 22d, 10-55 A.M. Still. 
West Third and C sts. Cause, set by boys in manure pile. 

Saturday, 22d, 0-36 P.M. Box 6. 
No. 160 Leverett st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 22d, 5-13 P.M. Still. 
Neponset AVE. Cause, set by boys in pile of rubbish. 

Sunday, 23d, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
Crawford and Holvtorthy sts. Cause, set by boys in brush pile. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 135 Dartmouth st. Owned by N. L. Merrill; loss, $275; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by J. G. Jones et als., as dwelling, etc. ; 
loss, $125; insurance, $8,800; originated in basement; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Sunday, 23d, 5-37 P.M. Box 244. 

No. 42 Bartlett ST. Owned by H. G. Denny; loss, $659; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by H. G. Denny et als., as carriage-shed; loss, 
$15; insurance, $300; occupied by J. M. Watson, as mason-locker; 
loss, $40 ; insurance, $500 ; occupied by Sanborn & Fairbanks, as con- 
tractors ; loss, $5 ; originated in carriage-shed, extended to locker and 
stable ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 24th,. 1-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 250 Dudley st. Owned by F. Magullion ; occupied by Savage 
Club, as club-house ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 



98 City Document No. 12. 



Monday, 24th, 6-25 P.M. Box 428. 

No. 100 Decatdr ST. Owned by J. E. N. Davis; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by J. E. N. Davis, as junk-store; loss, $50; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 2 oth, 7-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Oak st. Owned by C. W. Stevens; loss, $10; occupied by 
Sawyer & Mason, as outbuildings ; originated in ash-liouse ; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 25th, 2-58 P.M. Still. 
Brookline AVE. Cause, set by boys in marsh grass. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-28 P.M. Box 214. 

Nos. 6 TO 10 HuNNEMAN ST. Owned by Hunneman, heirs; loss, 
$804; insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. Brown, as blacksmith; loss, 
$150; insurance, $1,000; occupied by W. M. Swett, as carpet-cleaner; 
loss, $324; insurance, $1,000; occupied by J. E. S. Adams & Co., as 
carriages; loss, $300; insurance, $3,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
sparks from forge. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-32 P.M. Box 428. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 25th, 7 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 41 Clark st. Owned by L. A. Lineman; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by Captain Adamson as dwelling ; loss, .$2 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 8-28 A.M. Box 126. 

No. 305 West Broadway. Owned by E. S. Blasland; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by George D. Bently, as dwelling; loss, $15; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, cliildren and matches. 

Wednesday, 26th, 0-54 P.M. Box 819. 

Western ave. Owned by Geo. O. \Vhitten ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by Geo. O. Whitten, as glue factory; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 26th, 3-10 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 88 Broab st. Owned by Hill estate; loss, $485; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by West & Jenney, as refiners; loss, $1,276; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by H. L. Fuller, as carpenter; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $225 ; occupied by Egerton & Joel, as tobaccos ; loss, $732 ; 
insurance, $17,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of camphor 
machine. 

Wednesday, 26th, 3-41 P.M. Box 635. 

No. 239 Paris st. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $5; occupied by 
Sewer Department, as oflice ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, stove-pipe 
igniting partition. 

Thursday, 27t;h, 1-25 A.M. Box 453. 

No. 28 Beach st. Owned by Charlestown Savings Bank ; loss, $300 ; 
insurance, $1,200 ; occupied by J. Devine, as dwelling; loss, $35 ; in- 
surance, $300; occupied by J. Hanchey, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 



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Thursday, 27th, 11-20 A.M. Box 324. 

Rear Holmes ave. Owned by Geo. P. Gill ; loss, $25 ; unoccupied, 
as stable, etc. ; originated on 1st floor; cause, carelessness with matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Dennis st. Cause, set by boj^s in a lumber joile. 

Thursday, 27th, 6-08 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 83 Endicott st. Owned by A. Devlin heirs; loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $2,400; occupied by Wm. Barrale, as dwelling; loss, $2; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 28th, 9-30 P.M. Box 421. 

No. 17 Chelsea st. Owned by P. O. Reardon; loss, $2; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. H. Bernstein, as stable; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 28th, 1-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Temple st. Owned by H. Voyes ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by John Ash, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated in base- 
ment; cause, unknown. 

Friday, 28th, 2-10 P.M. Box 4.53. 

Nos. 551 and 553 Medford st. Owned by M. Muldoon ; loss, $375 ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by W. McComber, as dwelling ; loss, $125 ; 
occujDied by J. Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 28th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Fruit-st. court. Owned by Geo. Tinkham; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Emma Hammond, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 29th, 6-12 P.M. Box 74. 

No. 27 Hamburg st. Owned by P. Callahan; loss, $160; insurance, 
$1,500; unoccupied; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 0-51 P.M. Box 113. 

No. 149 B ST. Owned by L. J. Tobin ; loss, $170; insurance, 
$5,500 ; occupied by L. J. Tobin, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, lighted match igniting clothing. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-19 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 234 BOYLSTON ST. Owned by Thorndike heii'S ; insurance, 
$100,000; occupied by G. A. & J. L. Damon, as hotel; insurance, 
$30,000; originated in basement; cause, carelessness, sparks from 
smoker's pipe. 

Sunday, 30th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 986 Harrison ave. Owned by H. P. Hall heirs ; occupied by 
T. Metzer, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; cause, explo- 
sion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 31st, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
91 Elm st. Cause, smoke from stove mistaken for fire. 



100 City Documext No. 12. 

Monday, 31st, 5-43 P.M. Box 546. 
Gardner st. Cause unknown ; grass fire. 

Monday, 31st. 6-01, 6-06 P.M. Boxes 537 and 534. 

Brook st. Owned by Max Muller; loss, .$339; insurance, $2,950; 
occupied by M. Muller as dwelling and stable ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$350; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 31st, 10-53 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 70 Middlesex st. Owned by D. Goodnough ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by J. O'SuUiran et als., as dwelling ; loss, $25; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed smoking in bed. 



K^OVEMBER. 



Tuesday, 1st, 4-15 A.M. Box 56. 

Kneeland and South sts. Owned by Old Colony Railroad Com- 
pany ; loss, $1,000; insurance, .$100,000; occupied by Old Colony 
Railroad Corporation, as depot; insurance, .$2,000 ; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-16 A.M. Box 315. 

No. 38 Harlow st. Owned by C. & H. Woodward; occupied by 
William Kavanah, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000 ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 1st, 6-09 P.M. Box 81. 

No. 183 Warren aye. Owned by A. A. Adams; loss, $44; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by C. J. Adams, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 10-02 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 198 Albant ST. Owned by S. A. Way estate ; loss, $99 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; No. 202 owned by Catherine Downey ; loss, $60; insui'- 
ance, $1,500 ; No. 198 occupied by George Campbell as carriages ; loss, 
$138 ; insurance, .$500 ; originated on 1st floor, No. 198, extended to 
No. 202 Alban}^ street; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 11-07 P.M. Box 115. 

Foundry st. Owned by Old Colony Railroad Cor^Doration ; loss, 
$10 ; occupied by Old Colonj" Raili'oad Corporation, as boiler-shop ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Wednesday, 2d, 2-12 A.M. Box 244. 

No. 2526 Washington st. Owned by J. W. Hanson ; loss, $174 ; 
insurance, .$5,000; occupied by D. J. McSherry, as grocery; loss, $91 ; 
insurance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 2d, 10-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Amory ST. Cause, children and matches igniting rubbish. 



Fire Department. 101 



Wednesday, 2d, 10-48 P.M. Box 411. 

Austin st. Owned by State of Massachusetts ; loss, $15 ; occupied 
by State of Massachusetts, as prison ; loss, $10 ; originated on second 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, Sd, 4-33 A.M. Box 465. 
Cause, alarm given for fire on marsh in Somerville. 

Thursday, 3d, 3-11 P.M. Box 612. 

No. 225 Eterett st. Owned by S. Treadwell ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $800; occupied by C. Riley, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-05 P.M. Box 424. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 4th, 0-43 A.M. Box 66. 

Nos. 24 AND 26 Dover st. Owned by Bart. O'Brien; loss, 
$3,720 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Bart. O'Brien, as liquors ; loss, 
$175; insurance, $2,200; occupied by A. L. Miller, as dwelling; loss, 
$1,000; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Benj. M. Snow, as dwelling; 
loss, $506 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden receptacle. 

Friday, 4th, 6-45 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 327 North st. Owned by Boston Real Estate and Trust Com- 
pany ; loss, $97 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by Edw'd Russell, as baker, 
etc."; Joss, $100 ; insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, mice 
and matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 7-15 A.M. Box 527. 

No. 78 Keyes ST. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 5th, 1-58 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 71 W. Dedhahi ST. Owned by Collyer heirs; loss, $220; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by F. B. McLaughlin, as carpenter; loss, 
$550 ; insurance, $700 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Murphy, of Engine 3, cut on hands with glass. 

Saturday, 5th, 10-28, 10-41 P.M. Box 638. 11-26 P.M. Box 645. 

Wharf, No. 406 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt, Jr. ; loss, 
$18,000; owned by Boston Tow Boat Company; loss, $10,000 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Graham & Cameron, as stair-builders; loss, 
$1,500; insurance, $1,500; occupied by H. S. Robinson, as boiler-shop; 
loss, $26,764:; insurance, $23,668 ; occupied by Cunningham & Banks, 
as lumber, etc. ; loss, $820 ; insurance, $60.000 ; occupied by B. H. 
Mvirray, as planing-mill ; loss, $3,000 ; occupied by McHugo & Snow, 
as box-factory ; loss, $1,940; insurance, $3,700; occupied by Herman 
Drake, as carpenter ; loss, $938 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Fowle 
& Foster, as wood-workers ; loss, $2,000 ; originated in Murray Build- 
ing ; extended to four others ; cause unknown. 

Beraarks. — Chief Spencer, of Chelsea, with a portion of his depart- 
ment responded and rendered efticient service. 

Saturday, 5th, 10-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Camden st. Owned by C. A. Richai'ds estate ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $2,250; occupied by Charles Frell, as dwelling; loss, $88; 
insurance, $1,100; originated on 2d floor; cause, kerosene lamp igniting 
woodwork. 



102 City Document No. 12. 



Sunday, 6th, 3-01 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 39 Akch ST. Owned by Amoiy estate; loss, $936; insur- 
ance, $33,000 ; occupied by Rockwell & Churchill, as printers; loss, 
$2,24:3 ; insurance, $38,600 ; occupied by D. Lothrop & Co., as printers ; 
loss, $200; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Russell Publishing Co., as 
printers ; loss, $22; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by C. A. Bi-ooks, as 
restaurant; loss, $18; insurance, $3,800; originated on 5th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 4-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 204 Friend st. Owned by William Porter ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Covechi, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, sparks from roaster. 

Sunday, 6th, 7-50 A.M. Box 14. 

Lincoln's Wharf. Owned by F. W. Lincoln ; loss, $823 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by J. Doyle et als., as stables; loss, $100; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 3-16 P.M. Box 12. 
No. 52 Endicott ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Sunday, 6th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 113 Beach st. Cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 
Remarks. — Mrs. Margaret Flynn was fatally burned by her clothing 
taking fire, and died at the hospital. 

Sunday, 6th, 8-02 P.M. Box 19. 

Nos. 1 TO 9 Washington st. Owned by S. W. Hardy estate; 
loss. $1,156; insurance, $24,000; occupied by Whidden, Seaver, & Co., 
as furniture ; loss, $14,785 ; insurance, $44,000 ; originated in base- 
ment ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 7th, 2-53 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 178 Tremont ST. Owned by Sohier heirs; loss, $1,795; in- 
surance, $80,000 ; occupied b}^ Hallett & Davis Company, as pianos ; loss, 
$1,265 ; insurance, $7,500; occupied by E. W. Tyler, as piauos ; loss, 
$48 ; insurance, $16,000; occupied by E. S. Greenwood, as modiste; 
loss, $50; insurance, $500; occupied by Hood &, Reynolds, as dental 
l^aidors ; loss, $139 ; insurance, $25,600 ; various other parties were dam- 
aged to the extent of $250, with insurance of $14,000 ; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 7th, 3-26 P.M. Box 128. 

No. 1 Wendell pl. Cause, sparks from chimney mistaken for 
fire. 

Monday, 7th, 3-36 P.M. Still. 

No. 729 Washing-ton st. Cause, ignition of insulation on elective 
Avires. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 58 Webster st. Owned by R. Hen-ick; occupied by H. B. Mens- 
lage, as grocer; originated in ceiling; cause, careless use of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 8th, 10-30 A.M. Box 19- 

No. 11 Charlestown st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 



Fire Department. 103 



Taesdmj, 8th, 5-35 P.M. Still. 

lN"o. 636 Dudley st. Owned b}^ B. S. Evans; loss, $35; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. E. Dillon, as dwelling; loss, $20; oi'iginated on 
2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-12 P.M. Box 54. 

ISTos. 33 TO 37 Essex st. Owned by Wm. F. Stalil ; loss, $445 ; insur- 
ance, $25,000; cccuijied by Gutman Bros, et als., as umbrellas, etc.; 
loss, $1,865; insurance, $15,900; originated on 4th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-47, 6-56 P.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 91 AND 93 Federal st. Owned by Anna S. Bigelow; loss, 
$6,793; insm'ance, $59,223: occupied by Rice, Kendall, & Co., as 
paper stocks ; loss, $2,674; insui'ance, $109,500 ; occupied by W. S. Best, 
asjDrinter; loss, $261; insurance, $9,950; occupied by S. K. Abbott e^ 
als., as bindery; loss. $438; insurance, $19,700; occupied by Boston 
Mailing Company et als., as stock, etc.; loss, $8,988; insurance, 
$27,072 ; originated on 6th floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 10-36 P.M. Box 142. 

jSTo. 314 W. Second st. Owned by Hersey Manufacturing Company ; 
insurance, -$5,000 ; occui^ied by Hersey Manufacturing Company, as 
machinists; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, friction of 
machinery. 

Wednesday, 9th, 1-36 P.M. Box 143. 

No. 185 West Seventh st. Owned by Daniel Mahoney ; loss, $40 ; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by Daniel Mahoney, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, careless use of oil stove. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-16 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 83 Beach st. Owned by Wm. Russell ; insurance, $8,500 ; occu- 
pied by Mrs. C. Bain, as restaurant; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 10th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 20 Lenox st. Cause, soot in chimnej^ burning. 

Thursday, 10th, 6-19 P.M. Box 718. 

Court sq. Owned by Fifty Associates ; occupied by Whipple 
& Co., as hotel; originated on 5th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting 
curtain. 

Friday, 11th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 78 Mt. Vernon st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Friday, 11th, 3-55 P.M. Box 268. 

No. 2 COPELAND PL. Owned by John M. Way heirs ; loss, $40 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by William May, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective fireplace. 

Friday, 11th, 4-59 P.M. Box 844. 

No. 82 Market st. Owned by T. M. Roddy ; insui'anee, $1,500 ; oc- 
cupied by W. H. Blake, as tinsmith ; originated on 1st floor ; needless 
alarm. 



104 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 11th, 10-16 P.M. Box 645. 

No. 467 Meridian st. Owned by R. Garner; loss, $190; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by C. Mohier, as grocer; loss, $300; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

SaMirday, 12th, 11-26 A.M. Box 461. 
Main st. Cause unknown ; in pile of loose hay ; no damage. 

Saturday, 12th, 0-42 P.M. Still. 
No. 33 Parker st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 12th, 0-45 P.M. Box 49. 

No. 24 Sumner st. Owned by Pickett estate ; loss, $230 ; insurance, 
$75,000; occupied by C. C. Moulton e;! a^s., as restaurant; insurance, 
$180,000; originated in basement; cause, back draught from furnace. 

Saturday, 12th, 5-16 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 208 Main st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 13th, 0-4,9 A.M. Box 9. 

No. 17 Salutation st. Owned by M. Haley ; loss, $97 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mary Irwin, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 
2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 13th, 1-18 P.M. Box 811. 

No. 780 Beacon st. Owned by J. Stevenson ; insurance, $45,000 ; 
occupied by J. A. Gatt, as hotel ; loss, $25 ; originated in basement ; 
cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Monday, 14th, 8-19 A.M. Box 9. 
No. 5 Clark st. Cause, ignition of fat in stove oven. 

Monday, 14th, 6-47 P.M. Box 2. 
No. 4 Phipps PL. Cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 Crescent pl. Owned by P. Levinthall ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$7,000 ; occupied by L. Aaronofsky, as dwelling ; originated on 6th floor ; 
cause, ignition of kerosene-oil stove. 

Tuesday, 15th, 10-37 A.M. Still. 

No. 61 Maverick sq. Owned by M. Dyer heirs; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Geo. Young, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 15th, 1-13 A.M. Still. 

No. 58 Clarendon st. Owned by R. B. Leuchans ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by D. W. Hall et als., as groceries; loss, $37; 
insurance, $1,500 ; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 15th, 0-34 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 39 Ferry st. Owned by D. J. Fhxgg ; loss, $180; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by F. O .Vegelahn, as furniture ; loss, $1,983 ; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 105 



Tuesday, 15th, 5-33 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 WmSHiP ST. Owned by D. O'Connell ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by J. Levitt, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 33 EvEKETT ST. Cause, ignition of fat in stove oven. 

Thursday, 17th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 41 Fruit st. Owned by Massachusetts General Hospital ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Robert Rowe, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-24 P.M. Box 252. 
Elmore st. Cause, light mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 24 Norfolk st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-01 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 122 Cove st. Owned by Old Colony Railroad Corporation; 
loss, $10; occupied by Marj' McTntire, as dwelling; loss, $10 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday , 1 8th , 9-4 6 A. 31. Box 651 . 

Albany Freight Yard. Cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Cai^-load of cotton, owned by Bennett & Lovell ; loss, 
$390; insurance, $1,833. 

Friday, 18th, 0-49 P.M. Box 48. 

No. 274 Purchase st. Cause, ignition of naphtha vapor ; needless 
alarm. 

Friday, 18th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 South Margin st. Cause, careless use of candle ; no dam- 
age. 

Saturday, 19th, 4-45 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 659 Washington st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 19th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 

Washington st. Cause, sparks from furnace igniting shavings ; no 
damage. 

Saturday, I9th, 4-50 P.M. Box 36. 

Court SQ. Cause, soot in chimnej^ burning. 

Saturday, 19th, 8-17 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Temple pl. Cause, accidental automatic, overheated ther- 
mostat. 

Sunday, 20th, 0-49 A.M. Box 72. 

Nos. 1083 AND 1085 Washington st. Owned by Taylor & Co. ; 
loss, .$542 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by Taylor & Company, as bak- 
ery ; loss, $88 ; insurance, .$500 ; occupied by J. C. Treanor, as variety 
store; loss, $350; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 



106 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 20th, 11-46 A.M. Still. 

CkSAi. ST. Cause, electric motor igniting car of West End Rail- 
road. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-48 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 40 KiRKLAXD ST. Owned by John Dugan ; loss, $1,370 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by John Carroll, as dwelling; loss, $950; in- 
surance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lainp. 

Monday, 21st, 1-53 A.M. Still.^ 

No. 95 LoxDOi«r ST. Owned by T. F. Croak ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by T. F. Croak, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 21st, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 158 Tremont ST. Owned by M. B. Inches ; insurance, $19,000 ; 
occupied by Collateral Loan Company, as office ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$85,500; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 4-56 P.M. Box 13 5. 

False alarm. 

Monday, 21st, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 90 Phillips st. Owned by D. Callahan; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by P. Nagle, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, chil- 
dren and matches. 

Monday, 21st, 9-55 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 1038 WASHrN"GT0X st. Owned by Mary R. Brown; loss, $50; 
insurance, $5,000; occui^ied by A. P. Doane, as dwelling; loss, $60; 
insurance, $1,500 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting cui*- 
tain. 

Tuesday, 22d, 2-13 A.M. Box 635. 

No. 241 Paris st. Owned by Augustus Russ ; occupied by Mrs. 
Maginess, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, careless smok- 
ing in bed. 

Tuesday, 22d, 7 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Hancock st. Owned by Charles Smith ; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$22,000; occupied by F. L. Doi'e, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000 ; orig- 
inated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 22d, 5-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Asylum st. Owned by Geo. R. Sneadon; loss, $185; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occujjied by D. Cremins, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Wed7iesday, 23d, 2-12 A.M. Box 145. 

No. 869 E. Fourth st. Owned by J. P. Cushing ; loss, $425 ; in- 
surance, $5,000; occui^ied by C. E. Sturgess et als., as dwelling; loss, 
.$75; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 23d, 2-32 A.M. Box 525. 

No. 52 Eliot st. Cause, hot ashes igniting barrel in yard. 



Fire DErAUTMENT. 107 



Wednesday, 23d, 9-58 A.M. Box 631. 

Nos. 41 AND 43 Sumner st. Owned by Maverick Wharf Company ; 
insurance, $9,400 ; occupied by Jolm Morrison, as eoal-slied ; insurance, 
$5,000; originaled on roof: cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Wednesday ,23d, 5-1 7 P. M. Box 2 72 . 
Elm Hill ave. Cause, brusli-fire, set by boys. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-53 A.M. Still. 

No. 370 Broadway. Owned by South Boston Savings Bank; in- 
surance, $35,000 ; occupied by O. T. Taylor, as dry goods ; insurance, 
$10,000; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 24th, 4 P.M. Still. 
Beach and Lincoln sts. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 24th, 4-52 P.M. Box 516. 

Keyes ST. Owned by T. Minton ; loss, $15 ; occupied by T. Minton, 
as tool-house ; loss, $15; originated on outside; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 24th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 
Medford ST. Cause, bonfire, set by boys. 

Friday, 25th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 88 Adams st. Owned by Henry Hall; loss, $15; insurance, 
.$6,000; occupied by Henry Hall, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Friday, 25th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 377 Walnut ave. Owned by J. W. Newell; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $10,000 ; oecuified by S. Shuman, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, defective stove-pipe. 

Friday, 25th, 5-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 Woodward ave. Cause, careless use of matches ; no dam- 
age. 

Friday, 25th, 8-50 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 80 Middlesex st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 26th, 2-02 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Beach st. Cause, accidental automatic, overheated ther- 
mostat. 

Saturday, '26th, 5-31 P.M. Box 12. 

No. .^4 North Margin st. Cause, children playing with matches ; 
needless alarm. 

Saturday, 26th, 5-49 P.M. Box 523. 

No. 688 Centre ST. Owned by Cyrus White ; loss. $700; insurance, 
$17,198; occupied by S. D. Balkham & Co.; loss, $1,120; insurance, 
$8,100; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 26th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Harvard st. Owned by Ira Moore; loss, $25; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. F. Buckley, as dwelling; insurance, 
inated in basement; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



108 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 26th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
Medford ST. Cause, bonfire ; burning rubbish. 

Sunday, 27th, 4-50 A.M. Still. 

Bakek ST. Owned by Holyhood Cemetery Association ; loss, $1,380 ; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Holjiiood Cemetery Association, as 
stable ; loss, $287 ; insurance, $200 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Sunday, 27th, 2 P.M. Still. 

Burnham's wharf, Swett ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion in 
coal pile ; loss, $300 ; no insurance. 

Sunday, 27th, 4-44 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 74 AValtham ST. Owned by S. Williams; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by A. M. Fifield, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, ignition of dust in register; no damage. 

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

No. 40 Sudbury st. Owned by L. Boles; insurance, $7,000; occu- 
pied by A. L. Berry, as drum-maker; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, careless use of candle. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-11 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 22 Lowell st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 28th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 100 L ST. Owned by Wm. T. Eaton; loss, $80; insurance, 
$2,666; occupied by Geo. C.Wiswall, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; oi-iginated 
on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 28th, 4-17 P.M. Box 677. 

Saratoga anu Bennington sts. Owned by Sullivan & Carr; 
insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by B. L. Almedia, as hardware ; loss, 
$20; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting can 
of turpentine. 

Monday, 28th, 9-50 P.M. Box 5. 

Causeway st. Cause, ignition of Avaste paper; no damage. 

Tuesday, 29th, 1-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 252 Friend st. Owned by Mrs. Ryan; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by B. Funoka, as fruits, etc. ; insurance, $500 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, sparks from roaster. 

Tuesday, 29th, 9-21 P.M. Box 571. 

No. 330 Centre st. Owned by Centre Street Baptist Church ; loss, 
^$25; occupied by Baptist Society, as church; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 30th, 3-16 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 4 Way st. Owned by S. A. Way estate ; loss, $201 ; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by L. Woronoff, as storage; originated hi basement; 
cause unknown. 



Fire Departmext. 109 



Wednesday, 30th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Belcher lane. Owned by Currier Bros.; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; occupied by Boston Nut & Bolt Company, as hardware; 
loss, $-^0 ; insurance, $2,0U0 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from 
furnace. 

Wednesday, 30th, 7-19 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 5 Rutland st. Owned by E. J. Ward well ; loss, $2; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by M. A. Wiley et als., fis dwelling; insurance, 
$1,300; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-pipe leaking. 



December, 

Thursday, 1st, 1-39 A.M. Box 4. 
Warren Bridge. Cause, broken trolley-wire on bridge. 

Thursday, 1st, 4-28 P.M. Box 16. 
No. 70 State st. Cause, mice and matches igniting waste paper. 

Friday, 2d, 2-49 A.M. Box 726. 

No. 393 Federal st. Owned by J. Fitch heirs; loss, $15; oc- 
cupied by J. A. Robertson, as planing-mill; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, sparks from furnace igniting shavings. 

Friday, 2d, 5-07 P.M. Box 461. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 2d, 5-31 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 47 Ward st. Owned by Wm. H. Stevens; loss, $50; oc- 
cupied by Geo. Brown, as dwelling; loss, $127; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, drapery igniting from stove. 

Friday, 2d, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 103 Bunker Hill st. Owned by J. H. Deland; loss, $75; 
insurance, $2,50L); occupied by R. A. Lane, as bakery; loss, $70; in- 
surance, $550; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated oven. 

Friday, 2d, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 62 AND 64 CORNHiLL. Owned by C. U. Cotting; occupied by 
S. N. Gaut & Co., as bakery; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet 
setting Are. 

Saturday, 3d, 1-12 A.M. Still. 

No. 54 A ST. Owned by J. Lavery; loss, $94; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by J. Lavery, as undertaker; loss, $16; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 9-13 A.M. Box 69. 

No. 81 Bristol st. Owned by J. F. Paul; insurance, $1,696; oc- 
cupied by J. F. Paul & Co., as wood-workers; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 



110 City Document No. 12. 



Saturday, 3d, 9.30 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 LOTHROP PL. Owned by Potridge estate; insurance, $9,000; 
occupied by A. L. Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $22; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 3d, 3-16 P.M. Box 992. 

Carlisle st. Owned by James Fish ; loss, $208 ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by James Fish, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $600; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 4th, 1-37 P.M. Still. 

Harrison ave. and Canton st. Cause, overheated thei-mostat, 
automatic. 

Sunday, 4th, 8-20 P.M. Box 9. 

No9. 30 and 32 Battery st. Owned by Jelly estate; loss, $430; 
insurance, $16,000 ; occupied by Levine Brothers, as cigars, etc.; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by L. Sahken, as tailor ; insurance, $6,0U0 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 3th, 3-27 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 194 Pr.EASANT ST. Owned by J. A. Stevenson; loss, $140; 
insui'ance, $12,000; occupied by A. H. Stuart, as dining-room; loss, 
$197; insurance, $600; originated on 1st floor; cause, igniting of 
naphtha stove. 

Monday, 5th, 3-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 8-2 Harrison avk. Owned by E. S. Hambin heirs ; loss, $2 ; 
insurance,. $5,000; occupied by J. P2. Cameron, as dwelling; loss, 
$23; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and 
matches. 

Monday, 5th, 6-30 P.M. Box 521. 

No. 59 BoYLSTON AVE. Cause, soot in chimney bui'ning; need- 
less-. 

Monday, 5th, 8-20 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 34 Beach st. Owned by Boston Real Estate Trust Company ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Nelson Brothers, as blacksmiths ; loss, 
$5; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Monday, 5th, 10-40 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1575 Washington st. Owned by P. W. Smith ; loss, $13 ; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by C. B. Ewell, as periodicals; loss, $75; 
insurance, $2,300; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-33 P.M. Box 115. 

Fourth and Foundry sts. Owned by Alger estate; loss, $10; 
occupied by Old Colony Railroad, as boiler-room; originated on roof; 
cause, overheated chimney. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5-59 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 275 North st. Owned by J. P. Bartlett; loss, $240; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by C. Ferritti, as dwelling; loss, $50; occupied 
by M. A. Flaherty, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



Fire Department. Ill 



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

No. 426 Saratoga, st. Owned by O. J. Gove; occupied by A. AV. 
Fulleiton, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
stove; no damage. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 748 E. Broadway. Owned by T. F. Brophy; loss, $75; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by T. F. Brophy, as dwelling; originated 
in basement ; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 7th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 QuiNCY PL. Owned by J. H. Collaraore ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $750; occupied by J. Casottgoli, as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-39 P.M. Box 5. 
No. 56 BiLLERiCA ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-20 P.M. Box 417. 

Nos. 6-8-10 Benedict st. No. 6, owned b3' B. Lombard ; loss, 
$256; insurance, $2,500. No. 8, owned by J. Donovan; loss, $150. 
No. 10, owned b}' M. O'Brien; loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by Wm. Sullivan, as wagon-shed; loss, $103; occupied by Wm. 
Fletcher, as stable and sheds; loss, $1,235; Insurance, $1,400; 0(!cu- 
pied by P. H. Denney etals., as dwelling; loss, $15. Originated in 
No. 8, extended to otlaer buildings; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 7th, 11-55 P.M. Box 18. 

No. 73 CORNHILL. Owned by E. Wheelwright; loss, $238; insur- 
ance, $14,000; occupied by J. S. Wall, as bamboos; loss, $835; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by PI. L. Phelps, as printer; loss, $51; 
insurance, $900 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, sparks from stove. 

Thursday, 8th, 11-26 AM. Box 13. 

No. 231 North st. Owned by M. Keany heirs; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, careless use of plumber's pot. 

Thursday, 8th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Howard st. Owned by Evans heirs ; occupied by D. Rus- 
sell, as plumber ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 1090 Tremont ST. Owned by H. S. Lawrence ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by L. Castel, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, breaking kei'osene lamp. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-32 P.M. Box 144. 

No. 934 Broadway. Owned by J. S. McDonald; loss, $205; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied bj^ J. S. McDonald as dwelling; loss, $179; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting kerosene 
lamp. 

Remarks. — J. S. McDonald, the owner and occupant, was found lying 
on the floor burned to death upon the arrival of the department. 



112 CiTir Document No. 12. 



Thursday, 8th, 6-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 La Grange st. Owned by J. Mcintosh ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by C. Bussell, as dwelling; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $900 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 6-45 P.M. Box 114. 

FiKST AND E STS. Owned by Jenney Man'f'g Company ; loss, $250; 
occupied by Jenney Man'f g Company, as oil-works ; originated in still- 
house ; cause, explosion of naphtha gas. 

Friday, 9th, 6-23 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 12 Shawjmut AVE. Owned by J. H. Dwyer; loss, $100; occu- 
pied by D. Alexander, as variety store; loss, $400; insurance, $5,000; 
oi'iginated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiaiy. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-47 A.M. Box 927. 

Clayton st. Owned by Bacon Lithograph Company ; loss, $400; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by Bacon Lithograph Company, as printers; 
loss, $10,630; insurance, $55,350; originated in basement; cause, gas- 
jet igniting woodwork. 

Saturday, 10th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 16 Portland st. Owned by H. A. Shepard; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied b}- A. Munro as dining-room ; insurance, .$500 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, hot ashes igniting woodwork. 

Sunday, 11th, 9 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 384^ Hanover st. Owned by S. Panofsky ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by T. Olsen, as dw^elling ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, up- 
setting kerosene stove. 

Monday, 12th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 35 FIaynes st. Owned by J. Hamlin ; loss, $42 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by H. McLaughlm, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 3-45 P.M. Box 74. 

No. 1476 Washington st. Owned by C. Rollins; loss, $250; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by C Maguire, as dining-room; loss, $42; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 6-24 P.M. Box 154. 
No. 679 E. Eighth st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 12th, 6-28 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 29 Mayo st. Owned by O. Sherman ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by S. Boraky etals.,&s dwelling; loss, $92; insur- 
ance, $2,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 7-07 P.M. Box 629. 

Bemarks. — Fire on board tow-boat " Nabby C. ; " caused by over- 
lieated boiler; loss, $1,175; insurance, $2,500. 



Fire Department. 113 

Tuesday, 13th, 5-30 P.M. Box 268. 
No. 24 MoRELANi) ST. Owned by E. W. Savo;ent; occupied by W. 
B. S. Gay, as dwelling; cause, back dvaught from furnace; no fire. 

Tuesda%j, 13th, 9 P.M. Box 972. 

No. 1162 AVashington st. Owned by M. Haley; loss, $1,100; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by Karle Bros., as shoes, etc.; loss. .$400; in- 
surance, $2,500; occupied by H. White, as dwelling; loss, $200; 
occupied by J. B. Stetson, as studio; loss, $1,000; occupied by P. 
Rothenburg, as clothing; loss, $2,185; insurance, $1,400; originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 13th, 10-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 296 Main st. Owned by G. M. Starbard; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied byB. Cqjano, as clothing; loss, $200; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 13th, 11-59 P.M. Box 68. 

Nos. 75 AND 77 Wareham st. Owned by Hart heirs ; loss, $627 ; in- 
surance, $6,500; occupied by C. H. Delaney et als., as wood-woi'ker ; 
loss, $264; insurance, $5,000; originated in engine-room; cause un- 
known. 

Remarks. — Engineman Weston had his hand injured b}' being caught 
between hydrant and suction. 

Wednesday, 14th, 1-52 A.M. Box 68. 

No. 5.S3 Albany st. Owned by D.W. Badger; insurance, $100,000; 
occupied by D. W. Badarer, as wood- worker; originated in hot-air flue; 
cause, friction of machinery. 

Remarks. — Several members of the department were slightly injured 
by falling into excavation in rear of building. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-14 A.M. Still. 
No. 50 Orlea:ns st. Cause, electric wires. 

Wednesday, 14th, 6-54 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 11 Hawkins st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied l)y West & Dixon, as wood-workers; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; cause, supposed sparks from stove. 

Wednesday, 14th, 3-51 P.M. Box 73. 
No. 52 Elm st. Owned by W. F. AVihle ; occupied by A. H. Dav- 
enport, as furniture ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting 
cotton pile. 

Thursday, 1.5th, 0-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 50 Monument sq. Cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle; no 
damage. 

Friday, 16th, 0-06 A.M. Box 54. 

Oxford and Beach sts. Owned by Miiiot heirs; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by (x. W. Gilbert et als., as provisions, etc.; origi- 
nated in basement; cause unknown. 



114 City Document No. 12. 



Fridaxj, 16th, 0-59 A.M. Box 994. 
No. 68 Milton avr. Cause unknown. 

Remarks. — This fire was in a small hut built by boys from old 
lumber. 

Saturday, 17th, 2-47 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 76 AND 80 Pkixce st. Owned by I. Cohen; loss, $121; in- 
surance, $lo, 000 ; occupied by E. Alphia, as dwellino^; loss, $25; oc- 
cupied by A. B. Kauni, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, gas exj)losion from lighted candle. 

Remarks. — P. Buckley, Aliss Alphia, and Mrs. Raum were more or 
less injured by the explosion. 

Sunday, 18th, 0-34 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 168 I ST. Owned by F. Clapp; loss, $25; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by F. L. Coombs, as barber ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
breaking kerosene lamp. 

Stmday, 18ih, 10-36 A.M. Box 716. 

No. 242 Washington st. Owned by Sears heirs; insurance, 
$170,000: occupied by Boston Globe Company, as publishers; insur- 
ance, $225,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 18th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 East Springfield st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-20 P.M. Box 138. 

No. 37 O ST. Owned by E. M. Nyen ; occupied by E. M. Nyen, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Monday, 19th, 1-45 P.M. Still. 

United States Navy Yard. Owned by United States Government ; 
loss, $100; occupied by United States Government, as ship-house; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Monday, 19th, 4-45 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 571 Broadway. Owned by Marcus Kallman; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Kallman, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 19th, 7-46 P.M. Box 678. 
Butler ave. Cause, bonfire ; burning rubbish. 

Monday, 19th, 7-59 P.M. Box 46. 

No. 65 KiLBY ST. Owned by M. Williams estate; loss, $442; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by H. C. Hill, as office; insurance, $500; 
originated in basement; cause, mice and matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 1-53 P.M. Still. 

Somerset st. Owned by Suff'olk County; loss, $1,350; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Suffolk County, as Court-House; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 4-08 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 2 Spice st. Cause, children and matches ; no damage. 



Fire Department. 115 



Tuesday, 20lh, 5-04 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 6 St. Paul st. Owned and occupied by Lizzie Bennett, as 
dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, $7,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Miss Bennett was severely burned about the body, and 
a citizen named Joseph Dean was severely injured by being run into 
by engine No. 23. 

Tuesday, 20th, 5-39 P.M. Box 154. 

East Ninth st. Cause, breaking of lighted lantern on board the 
steam-yacht " Rosebelle," owned by Regan & Kane; damage, $10; 
insurance, $1,500. 

Wednesday, 21st, 7-38 A.M. Still. 
No. 25 Orleans st. Cause, hanging-lamp igniting woodwork. 

Wednesday, 21st, 6-51 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 75 West Dedham st. Owned by Wm. Collier estate; loss, 
$465; insurance, $1,500; occupied by P. Donald etals., as roofer; loss, 
$1,000; insurance, $1,050 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 21st, 7-03 P.M. Still. 
Webster and Mill sts. Cause, crossing of automatic electric wires. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-13 P.M. Box 54. 

Oxford and Beach sts. Owned by Minot heirs ; insurance, 
$4-,000 ; occupied by G. W. Gilbert et als., as provisions, etc.; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting window curtain. 

Wednesday, 21st, 9-01 P.M. Box 51. 

No. 168 Oliver st. Owned by C. H. Lee; loss, $97; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Denman & Co., as boiler-room; originated in 
basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 22d, 4-18 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 12 Union park. Owned by M. Williams estate ; loss, $240 ; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by M. Gulesian, as dwelling, etc. ; loss, 
$75; insurance, $3,600 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 22d, 6-58 A.M. Box 25. 

AsHTON PL. Owned by A. J. Tuttle ; loss, $400 ; No. 2 Fruit street, 
owned by F. Murphy; loss, $35: insurance, $3')0; occupied by F. 
Murphy, as stable; loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st 
floor of Tuttle's stable; extended to No. 2 Fruit street; cause, gas-jet 
igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 22d, 2-18 P.M. Box 248. 
Cause, light from locomotive mistaken for fire. 

Thursday, 22d. 2-23 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 7 Comet's wharf. Cause, careless use of fire, thawing water- 
pipes ; no damage. 



116 CiTr Document No. 12. 



Thursday, 2 2d, 4-37 P.M. Box 716. 

No. 246 Washington st. Owned by Massachusetts Real Estate 
Company ; occupied by Advertiser Company, as editorial-room ; origi- 
nated on Gtli floor; cause, steam-pipes igniting woodwork; no 
damage. 

Friday, 23d, 4-49 A.M. Still. 

No. 886 Harrison AVE. Owned by Mary A. Marble ; occupied by 
J. Cantelo, as junk-shop ; loss, $20 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 23d, JO A.M. Still. 

No. 47 Leverett st. Owned by T. B. Towne ; loss, $77 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by M. Palais, as furniture; insurance, $3,000; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, sparks from stove. 

Friday, 23d, 10-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 72 Decatur st. Owned by Ellen Jeffries ; loss, $12 ; insurance, 
" "' ; occupied by Ellen Jeffries, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Friday, 23d, 8-08 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 4 Medford ST. Owned by M. A. Foster; loss, $191 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by M. A. Fostei% as dwelling; insurance, $10'0; 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 10-21 P.M. Box 43. 

Nos. 42 AND 44 Chauncy ST. Owned by W. H. Slocumb ; loss, $1,-. 
457 ; insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Clark & Kaufman, as fancy goods ; 
loss, $20,-iOO ; insurance, $20,200 ; occupied by Hewes & Potter, as sus- 
penders ; loss, $5,650; insui'ance, $11,150 ; occupied by J. T. Nichols 
ei als., as coopers; loss, $78; insurance, $1,000; originated in base- 
ment ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 24th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 972 Harrison AVE. Owned by Thomas Hall ; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Lynch, as dwelling; loss, $5 ; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, sparks from stove. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-54 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 130 Summer st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 24th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

No. .30 South Margin st. Owned by G. Holden ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-16 P.M. Box 26. 
No. 184 Charles st. Cause, overheated chimney; needless alarm. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-35 P.M. Still. 
Harrison ave. Needless, automatic alarm. 

Saturday, 24th, 4-24 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Commonwealth ave. Cause, soot in chimney burmng. 



Fire Department. 117 

Saturday, 24th, 5 P.M. Still. 
No. 51 Orchard st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
ScOLLAY SQ. Cause, electric motor igniting car. 

Saturday, 24th, 8-08 P.M. Box 199. 

No. 45 MONADNOCK ST. Owned by H. G. Hollings ; loss, $39; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by H. G. Hollings, as dwelling; insurance, 
$3,600 ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Saturday, 24th, 8-12 P.M. Box 84. 

No. 445 Marlboro' st. Owned by C H. Watson ; loss, $26 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; occupied by C. H. Watson, as dwelling; insurance, 
$5,000 ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 24ih, 8-28 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 175 West Sixth st. Owned by James Dutfy; loss, $85; insur- 
ance, $2,.o00 ; occupied by M. Duffy, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, upsetting lighted candle. 

Saturday, 24th, 8-57 P.M. Box 251. 

No. 144 Cedar ST. Owned by H. S. Fairbanks; loss, $116; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by Mrs. Brown, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-53 P.M. Box 919. 

No. 12 Ellsworth st. Owned by J. Lee ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. Duggan, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-03 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 98 Leverett st. Owned by E. Kamber; loss, $25; insurance, 
'",000; occupied by A. Cestaro, as fruits, etc.; loss, $10; insurance, 
~ " ; originated in basement ; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 



Saturday, 24th, 11-54 P.M. Box 457. 
False alarm. 

Sunday, 25th, 2-27 A.M. Box 4. 

No. 171 Charlestown ST. Owned by J. Monagle heirs ; loss, $50; 
occupied by Clark Brothei's, as plumbers ; loss, $15 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, sparks from plumber's pot. 

Sunday, 25th, 3-10 A.M. Box 42. 

Nos. 31 TO 33 Winter st. Owned by G. K. Richardson ; loss, $2,094 ; 
insurance, $20,500; occupied by CoUamore & Co., as dry goods; loss, 
$21,500; insurance, $43,500; occupied by Chandler &Co.,'as dry goods; 
loss, $4,120; insurance, $263,500; occupied by Lamson Store Service 
Company, as office, etc.; loss, $172; insurance, $172; occupied by M. 
A. Singleton, as hair-dresser; loss, $242; insurance, $500 ; originated 
in basement; cause, back draught from furnace. 



118 City Document No. 12. 



Sunday, 25lh, 3-56 A.M. Box 417. 

No. 198 RuTHEnFOUD ave. Owned by C. F. Morrell ; loss, |15; in- 
surance, $600 ; occupied by P. Keith, as blacksmitli; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, sparks from forge. 

Sunday, 25lh, 4-13 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 11 MouLTO^^ ST. Owned by Julia Dennis ; loss, $26 ; insurance, 
I ; occujjied by Julia Dennis, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 25th, 7-45 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 54 Salem st. Owned by C. Holmes; loss, $15; insurance, $5,- 
000; occupied by D. Bendetson, as cigars, etc.; loss, $15; insurance, 
$100; originated in basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-04 A.M. Box 443. 

No. 31 Joiner st. Owned by M. E. Downer; loss, $48; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by T. Crowley et als., as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 11-44 A.M. Box 96. 

No. 254 Columbus ave. Owned by M. F. Hodges; loss, $337; in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by M. E. Marble, as bakery; loss, $40; 
insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, thawung out 
water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

Harold st. Cause unknown ; brush fire. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-04 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 13 Swan st. Cause, sparks from chimney. Needless. 

Simday, 25th, 4-05 P.M. Box 454. 
Alford ST. Cause, bonfire of old rubbish. Needless. 

Sunday, 25th, 8-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Rochester st. Owned by D. McCarthy; loss, $6 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Mrs. O'Rourke, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, careless use of candle. 

Monday, 26th, 0-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Peltiam ST. Owned by T. Herbert; loss, $5; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by T. Herbert, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Mojidmj, 26th, 1-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Arcadia ST. Owned by B. S. Evans; loss, $120; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by S. L. Stearns, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of water-back in 
range. 

Monday, 26th, 6-28 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 37 MouLTON ST. Owned by J. Stone; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied by J. McGrady, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of candle. 



Fire Department. 119 



Monday, 26ih, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 99 Maverfck st. Owned by J. W. Swint; loss, $85; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by J. VV. Swint, as baUery; loss, $16; in- 
surance, $3,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Monday, 26lh, 8-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 535 Washington st. Owned by Eugene Tompkins; insm-ance, 
$225,000 ; occupied by Eugene Tompkins, as theatre ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown ; no damage. 

Monday, 26th, 8-48 P.M. Box 232. 

No. 297 Dudley st. Owned by J. Ham ; loss, $35 ; insui-ance, 
$2,000; occupied by Minnie Denney, as milliner; loss, $258; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 27th, 2-39 A.M. Box 334. 

No. 141 Columbia st. Owned by J. E. Haskell ; loss, $2,350 ; in- 
sui'ance, $6,000; occupied by J. E. Haskell, as dwelling; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by J. E. Stever, as dwelling: loss, $150; 
originated in basement ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-44 A.M. Box 413. 

Front st. Owned by B. & M. Railroad; loss, $695; insurance, 
$14,500; occupied by B. & M. Railroad, as freight-house; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-51 A.M. Box 414. 
Remarks. — This alarm was given for fire in B. & M. freight-house. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-26 A.M. Box 113. 

West First and B sts. Owned by Brooklyn Cooperage Company ; 
loss, $5; occupied by Brooklyn Cooperage Company, as cooper-shop; 
\ originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-54 P.M. Box 97. 

No. 197 Beacon st. Owned by H. L. Shaw; loss, $265; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. G. Mumford, as dwelling; loss, $41; in- 
surance, $6,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-45 A.M. Box 5. 
No. 36 Causeway st. Cause, careless use of matches ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 27th, 10-44 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Foster pl. Owned by Burnett heirs; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by M. Uoherty, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 27th, 1-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 53 Newman ST. Owned by T. Flaherty; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; oi'iginated on 1st 
floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 



120 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 27th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 37 Edinboro' st. Owned by C. P. Campbell; loss, $16; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by Wm. Perry, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-37 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 139 BLA.CKSTONE ST. Cause, thawing water-pipe. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-02 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 6 Warrentok st. Owned by J. P. Lang; loss, $530; insur- 
ance, $7,000 ; occupied by Mrs. Dinan, as dwelling ; loss, $7 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Ttiesday, 27th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 365 AND 367 Tkemont st. Owned by Hutchings & Pollard; 
loss, $125; insurance, $10,000; occupied by L. E. Hutchings et als., 
as dwelling, etc.; originated in basement; cause, careless use of 
kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 28th, 0-41 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 2 Pine st. Owned by L. Ilaberstroh & Son ; insurance, $1,000; 
occupied by L. Ilaberstroh & Son, as painters; insurance, $6,000; 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 41-43 Fedeual st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-05 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 263 Pynchon st. Owned by Lowell heirs; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $3,500 ; occupied by M. Kavery, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 29th, 3-45 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 1393 Washington st. Owned by T. W. Seaverns; loss, $80; 
insurance, $1,5U0; occupied by P. IL & J. J. Horan, as hardware; 
loss, $178; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

TJmrsday, 29th, 7-48 A.M. Still. 

No. 69 Broad st. Owned by W. P. B. Brooks; loss, $92; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied b}^ Smith & Whittier, as woodenwai-e ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Thursday, 29th, 9-45 A.M. Box 115. 

Foundry st. Cause, thawing water-pipe in car of O. C. Railroad; 
damage $25. 

Thursday, 29th, 4-34 P.M. Box 454. 

Needless alai-m, given by boys for bonfire. 

Thursday, 29th, 7-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 405 Chelsea st. Owned by D. P. Noonan ; loss, $2 ; insur- 
ance, $2,525; occupied by H. Shellhouse, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



Fire Department. 121 

Thursday, 29th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 88 TO 98 Canal st. Cause unknown ; automatic alarm. 

Thursday, 29th, 10-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 North Anderson st. Owned bj' S. Sappiro ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Wm. Gayser, as dwelling; orij^inated in base- 
ment; cause, incendiary. 

TJiursday, 29th, 11-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Ashland PL. Owned by C. D. Ingei'soll ; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by F. Turner, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; 
originated in basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. ' 

Friday, 30th, 10-02 A.M. Box 242. 
No. 45 Edgewood ST. Cause, ignition of oil in kettle ; damage, $5. 

Friday, 30th, 1-49 P.M. Still. 
India wharf. Cause, needless ; automatic alarm. 

Friday, 30th, 2-12 P.M. Box 919. 

Freeport ST. Cause, boiling over of tar in unfinished building ; no 
damage. 

Friday, 30th, 2-50 P.M. Box 245. 

No. 1326 Tremont st. Owned by T. B. Crowell; loss, $137; in- 
surance, $7,500; occupied by H. Linsky et als., as clothing, etc. ; loss, 
$500; insurance, $1,100; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting 
stove. 

Friday, 30th, 6-26 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 311 Federal st. Owned by C. A. Dean; loss, $1,028 ; insur- 
ance, $1,600; occupied by L. Mason, as dining-saloon ; loss, $100; oc- 
cupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated in shed, 
extended to adjoining buildings ; cause, hot ashes in wooden receptacle. 

Nos. 307 AND 309 Federal st. Owned by S. Clough ; loss, $200 ; 
occupied by J. Sullivan, as junk-shop; loss, $200. 

Nos. 313 AND 315 Federal st. Owned by C. A. Dean; loss, $478; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by D. J. Donnelly et als., as dwelling ; loss, 
$350 ; insurance, $400. 

No. 66 Cove st. Owned by Mary Haggerty ; loss, $360; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. Mclntire et als., as dwelling; loss, $90. 

Friday, 30th, 7-34 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 320 Harrison ave. Owned by Brett heirs ; loss, $85 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by D. J. Brett ei als., as furniture, etc.; loss, 
$50 ; originated in basement ; cause, gas-jet igniting bedding. 

Saturday, 31st, 0-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 388 Meridian st. Cause, light from stove used in drying plas- 
tering mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 31st, 10-52 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Chardon ST. Cause, accidental breaking of automatic wires. 

Saturday, 31st, 4-49 P.M. Box 465. 
Rowland st. Cause, overheated metal-pot; needless alarm. 



122 City Document No. 12. 



Saturday, 31st, 9-18 P.M. Box 39. 

No. 145 Trkmoxt ST. Owned by E. E. Pratt; loss, $958 ; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by E. J. States, as fancy goods ; loss, $125; insur- 
ance. $7,500 ; occupied by G. W. Smith, as photographer; loss, $1,518 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Fox & Baird, as hair-dressers ; loss, 
$607; insurance, $1,000; occupied by E. Delano, as upholsterer; 
loss, $75; insurance, $1,000; occupied by B. Smith et als., as offices ; 
loss, $45 ; insurance, $3,200 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 31st, 11-23 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 12 Gold st. Owned by J. Hayden ; loss, $14; insurance, $900; 
occupied by C. Foley, as dwelling; loss, $L0; originated on 1st tloor; 
cause, upsetting kerosene lamp. 



JANUARY. 

Sunday, 1st, 0-35 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 135 West Canton st. Needless alarm. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-57 P.M. Box 716. 
No. 244 Washington st. False alarm. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-58 P.M. Box 25. 

AsriTON PL. Owned by Parkman heirs ; loss, $200 ; owned by F. 
S. Murphy; loss, $53; insurance, $500; occupied by F. S. Murphy, 
as stable ; originated on 1st floor, extended to adjoining building ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 1st, 7-05 P.M. Box 35. 

Nos. 18 AND 20 Beacon st. Owned by Boston University; loss, 
$2,100; insurance, $65,000; occupied by H. E. Dennett, as dentist; 
loss, $2,500; occupied by C. W. Sanderson, as artist; loss, $1,873; in- 
surance, $3,500; occupied b}' A. O. U. Workmen, as offices ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 4th and 5th floors ; cause unknown. 

Su?iday, 1st, 8-35 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 35 AND 37 W. Fourth st. Owned by M. Devine; loss, $.50; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by J. Currier, as grocery; loss, $165; in- 
surance, $t>00 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 2d, 10-57 P.M. Still. 

Washington, Summer, and Avon sts. Owned by various parties ; 
insurance, $500,000; occupied by Jordan, Marsh, & Co., as dry goods; 
insurance, .$1,000,000; originated in basement; cause, ignition oi" waste 
paper ; unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 0.04 P.M. Still. 

No. 250 Federal st. Owned by N. Y. & N. E. Railroad ; insurance, 
.$2,000; occupied by W. C. Hopkins, as painter; insurance, $600; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, ignition of naphtha gas. 

Tuesday, 3d, 3-44 P.M. Still. 

No. 149 Medford ST. Owned by B. F. Wild & Co. Cause, sponta- 
neous combustion in coal- pile. 



Fire Department. 123 

Tuesday, 3d, 3-46 P.M. Box 454. 



False alarm. 



Tuesdatj, 3d, 4-12 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 12 Eakl ST. Owned by T. A. Fitzgerald; loss, $.5 ; occupied by 
T. A. Fitzgerald, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-10 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 245 Tremont st. Owned by C. W. Galloupe ; loss, $150 ; in- 
sui-ance, $50,000; occupied by H. P. Vieth, as hotel; loss, $288; insur- 
ance, $22,500 ; originated on ith floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 149 Medford ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion of coal on 
board lighter at wharf. 

Wednesday, 4ih, 0-46 A.M. Box 53. 

No. 74 BOYLSTON ST. Owned by J. M. Little estate; loss, $500; in- 
surance, $125,000; occupied byF. W. Payne, as dentist; loss, $200; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by R. L. Barnay et als., as dentist, etc.; 
loss, .$25; insurance, $oo,oOO; originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Wed7iesday, 4th, 2-40 A.M. Still. 

Border st. Owned by John Robbins ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied 
by Wm. Baker, as harness-shop; insurance, $500; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 21 Sheafe ST. Owned by J. Heller; loss, $22; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by J. Heller, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-59 A.M. Box 81. 

No. 131 Dartmouth pi.. Owned by G. L. Simonds ; loss, $320; in- 
surance, $500 ; occupied by J. M. Gowan, as dwelling; loss, $77 ; in- 
surance, $500; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion of kerosene 
lamp. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-44 A.M. Box 99. 

No. 322 West Chester park. Owned by J. Taylor; loss, $95; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by J. Heilbrun, as dwelling; loss, $521; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-29 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Charter pl. Owned by H. Flaherty et als. ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by H. Carter, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 4th, 7-47 P.M. Box 843. 

George st. Owned by S. J. Wilde; insurance, $1,500; cause, dry- 
ng plastering in unfinished dwelling. 



124 City Document No. 12, 



Thursday, 5th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 131 Broadway. Owned by A. F. Cole; insurance, $4,000; oc- 
cupied by J. Murphy, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, curtain igniting from lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 10-35 P.M. Box 455. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 6ih, 11-32 A.M. Box 89. 

No. 115 Newbury st. Cause, soot in chimney burning; needless 
alarm. 

Friday, 6th, 10-24 P.M. Box 153. 

East First and P sts. Owned by M. Ogden ; loss, $419 ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by Sunderland & Ogden, as file factory ; loss, $y80 ; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks i'rom forge. 

Saturday, 7th, 10-14 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 40 Water st. Owned by Simmons estate ; insurance, $275,000 ; 
occupied by Aspinwall Land Company, as ofiice ; originated on 6th 
floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Saturday, 7th, 4-57 P.M. Box 961. 
Lyndehurst ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 7th, 6-29 P.M. Box 267. 
No. 830 Parker st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 7th, 9-44 P.M. Box 5. 

No. 148 Merrimac st. Owned by Torrey estate; insurance, $2,500; 
occupied by S. Sottile, as grocery ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $2,000 ; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting stove. 

Sunday, 8lh, 4-29 P.M. Box 451. 

Cause, alarm given by operator owing to imperfect register of alarm 
from box 454. 

Sunday, 8th, 4-30 P.M. Box 454. 

False alarm. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-15 P.M. Box 623. 

Boston & Maine Freight yard. Cause, boys setting fire to car- 
load of cotton on track; damage to car, $20; cotton owned by C. M. 
Weld; loss, $200; insurance, $1,175. 

Monday, 9th, 10-17 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 410 W. Second st. Owned by M. Collins ; loss, $135 ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by D. T. Dufty, as dwelling ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Monday, 9th, 11-07 P.M. Box 136. 

First st. Owned by N. E. Dredging Company; insurance, $6,000; 
cause, breaking lantern on board dredger. 



Fire Department. 125 

Tuesday, lOlh, 0-46 A.M. Box 454. * 

Malden bridge. Cause, burning of insulation on electric wires. 

Tuesdatj, 10th, 7-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 8 Atlantic st. Owned D. K. Marston; occupied by D. Amsden, 
as stable; originated in hay-loft; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesdaij, 10th, 8-22, 8-30, 8-36 A.M. Box 48. 

Nos. 207 TO 219 Federal st. OAvned by J. H. Hecht ; loss, $74,000 ; 
insurance, $74,000; occupied by Hecht Bros., as wool dealers; insur- 
ance, $512,500; occupied by J. Koshland & Co., as wool dealers; loss. 
$48,641; insurance, $53,500; occupied by Patterson & Bros., as wool 
dealers; loss, $128,156; insurance, $130,000; occupied by F. Caraher, 
as boots and shoes; loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. VV. 
& D. Lyons, as liquors; loss, $o,100; insurance, $81,000; occupied by 
D. E. Baxter, as fruits; loss, $2,000; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 
Colby & Weymouth, as meats; loss, $700 ; originated in basement, ex- 
tended to adjoining buildings ; cause unknown. 

No. 221 Federal ST. Owned by J. H. Hecht; loss, $19,120; insur- 
ance, $30,000 ; occupied by C Carven, as liquors ; loss, $3,373 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by A. A. Robinson, as dining-room ; loss, $l,Oi)U ; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Hecht Bros., as storage of wool; in- 
surance, $293,000. 

Nos. 225 AND 227 Federal st. Owned byB. Roth; loss, $706; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by McGarry & Murphy, as liquors ; loss, $700 ; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by several families, as dwelling; loss, 
$300. 

Nos. 185 TO 205 Summer st. Owned by A. T. Brown; loss, $863; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by B. F. Thompson, as leathers ; loss, 
$2,500; insurance, $70,000; occupied by VVm. Tren et als., as hair- 
dresser; loss, $45 ; insvirance, $26,300. 

Nos. 175 TO 183 Summer st. Owned by J. A. Preston heirs ; loss, 
$20,692; insurance, $25,000; occupied by White Bros. & Co., as 
leathers ; loss, $77,745 ; insurance, $78,000 ; occupied by G. H. Goohue 
& Co., as wool; loss, $27,500; insurance, $27,500. 

Nos. 167 TO 173 Summer st. Owned by S. S. Constant heirs ; occupied 
by W. A. Stetson & Co., as leathers; loss, $63,328; insui-ance, $70,- 
000 ; occupied by Corey Leather Company, as skins ; loss, $82,760 ; 
insurance, $83,500 ; occupied by Oriental Tea Company, as storage ; 
loss, $32,631; insurance, $135,000; occupied by L. B. Clark & Co., as 
storage; loss, $10,332; insurance, $15,000; occupied by American Shoe 
Tip Company, as shoe tips; loss, $750; insurance, $1,000. 

Nos. 161 AND 165 Summkr ST. Owned by N. F. Damon; loss, $532; 
insurance, $25,000 ; occupied by Pfister & Vogel, as leather; insurance, 
$230,000. 

Nos. 12 AND 14 South st. Owned by N. W. Rice ; loss, $1,086 ; in- 
surance, $70,000; occupied by N. W. Priest et als., as leathers; loss, 
$3,928 ; insurance, $392,500. 

Nos. 30 to 40 South st. Owned by Francis estate; loss, $590; in- 
surance, $69,000; occupied by Homer Brothers et als., as leathers; 
insurance, $551,000. 

Bemay^ks. — Joseph F. Barker, a repoi'ter on the "Transcript," was 
killed by being buried in the ruins on Federal street. 

Tuesday, 10th, 11-41 A.M. Box 423. 

No. 40 Chestnut st. Owned by G. A. Jacobs; insurance, $1,500; 
occupied by A. Crafts, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, clothing igniting from stove. 



126 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, lOih, 3-29 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 1 Keefe's alley. Owned by C. A. Robinson; loss, S363 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by P. Pepillio et als., as dwelling; loss, 
$175; originated in basement; cause, supposed overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-04 P.M. Box 412. 

Nos. 176 AND 178 Main st. Owned by Thorndike heirs ; loss, $296 ; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by I. Nesson, as clothing ; loss, $4,283 ; 
insurance, $6,900; occupied by J. A. Danforth, as dwelling; loss, 
$34 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated 
stove. 

Wednesday, lltli, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

Dent st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-33 P.M. Box 97. 
No. 39 Marlborough st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Wednesday, 11th, 10-44 A.M. Box 417. 

No. 47 Miller st. Owned by G. D. Otis ; insurance, $2,000 ; occu- 
pied by J. Splan et als., as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, 
thawing water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 11th, 11-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Byron court. Owned by A. Byron; loss, $30: insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. T. Byron, as dwelling; Insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 11th, 11-32 A.M. Box 25. 
No. 30 N. Anderson st. Cause, careless use of fire ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-30 P.M. Box 124. 

No. 242 Broadway. Owned by M. F. Gavin ; loss, $24 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. L. Bridges et als., as provisions; originated in 
basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 9, 9-05 P.M. Box 51. 
Nos. 109 AND 111 Purchase st. Owned by J. IM. Currier; insurance, 
$10,000; owned by J. A. Ballard; loss, $150; insurance, $35,000; oc- 
cupied by F. G. Young, as oils, etc.; loss, $1,638; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by Cranston Press Company, as printers ; loss, $500 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Rnmey Manufacturing Company, as govern- 
ors; loss, $500; insurance, $500; occupied by C. Littlejohn, as paper 
stock; loss, $500; insurance, $500; occupied by W. C. Page & Co., as 
slippers; loss, $1,679; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Thorpe Manu- 
facturing Company, as typewriters; loss, $7,100; insurance, $30,000; 
occupied by H. Rotman," as clothing; insurance, $2,750; occupied by 
P. C. Austin, as nickel plater; loss, $1,5U0; insurance, $1,500; occu- 
pied by Mandell & Co., as printers; insurance, $4,500; originated on 
5th floor; cause, supposed friction of machinery. 

Thursday, 12th, 2-39 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 136 Castle st. Owned by I. Rothenburg ; loss, $336 ; insur- 
ance, $4,500; occupied by D. Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $75; originated 
in basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. 



Fire Department. 127 



Thursday, 12th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 337 Prixceton st. Owned by J. Dwyev; loss. $14; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Michael Lyden, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 12th, 7-36 P.M. Box 33. 

No. 37 Beacon st. Owned by G. B. Blake; occupied by G. B. 
Blake, as dwelling; originated in chimney; cause, soot in chimney 
burning. 

TMorsday, 12th, 8 P.M. Still. 

No. 117 Falmouth st. Owned by Nathan Matthews; insurance, 
$30,000; occupied by A. K. Page et als., as dwelling; insurance, 
$2,200; originated in basement; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Thursday, 12th, 10-07 P.M. Box 823. 

No. 198 Western ate. Owned by Augustus Russ heirs ; loss, $96 ; 
insurance, $2, .500; occupied by C. N. Roberts et als., as provisions; in- 
surance, $1,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 12th, 10-17, 10-40 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 238 Devonshire st. Owned by Hunnewell estate ; loss, $3,344 ; 
insurance. $60,000; occupied by M. Dean & Co., as clothing; loss, 
$5,750; insurance, $55,000; orighiated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 3-11 A.M. Box 15. 

Commercial dock. Cause, overheated stove igniting cabin of sloop 
"Shawmut." Owned by A. Sormson et als., lying at Commercial 
wharf; damage, $800 ; no insurance. 

Remarks. — T. Kneedson and T. Olsen were found dead in the cabin 
after the flames were extinguished ; both the above were natives of 
Sweden. 

Friday, 13th, 4-34 P.M. Box 539. 

Canterbury st. Owned by B. ]\I. Wedger ; loss, $300 ; occupied by 
B. M. Wedger, as fireworks; loss, $700; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of chemicals. 

Bemarks. — Margaret Flynn, an employee, was burned to death, and 
B. M. Wedger, the proprietor, was fatally, and John Tully severely 
burned. 

Saturday, 14ih, 1-10 P.M. Box 6. 

No. 49 Barton st. Owned by G. L. Pike; loss, $150; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Sheldon, as dwelling; loss, $90; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 14th, 3-17 P.M. Box 18. 

No. 24 Brattle st. Owned by A. P. Rogers; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by Smith & Co., as desks, etc. ; insurance, $3,500; originated 
in basement; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 14th, 4-43 P.M. Box 417. 

No. 75 Washington st. Owned by E. A. Downey ; loss, $29 ; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by A. E. Jones, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of candle. 



128 City Document No. 12. 



Saturday, 14th, 4-52 P.M. Stilt. 

Xo. 778 East Fourth st. Owned by M. E. Lawton ; loss, $50 ; 
insurance, $4,<iOO; occupied by M. E. Lawton, as dwelling-; loss, $67; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 14th, 5-25 P.M. Box 124. 

No. 155 Broadway. Owned by B. L. Neary; loss, $'79; insurance, 
$3,500 ; occupied by E. M. Lane, as dry goods ; loss, $.o05 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting clothing. 

Saturday, 14th, 7-46 P.M. Box 57. 

Nos. 62 AND 64 Harvard st. Owned by S. K. Harwood ; insurance, 
$1,000; oceiipied by A. Dolan, as dwelling; loss, $30; insurance, 
$1,700; originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting stove. 



/, 15th, 8 A.M. Stm. 
Market st. Cause, sparks from locomotive igniting railroad bridge. 

Sunday, loth, 4-03 P.M. Box 454. 
Alford ST. Cause, set by boys in rubbish under building. 

Sunday, 15th, 4-35 P.M. Still. 

School st. Cause, electric wires setting fire to structure on City 
Hall. 

Simday, 15th, 10-32 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 175 Pleasant st. Owned by Allen heirs ; insurance, $10,650 ; 
occupied by H. Worrell, as grocery; insurance, $800; originated in 
basement; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Monday, 16th, 0-59 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 3 Cambridge st. Owned by Shaw heirs; loss, $85; insurance, 
$L500; occupied by Lorigne & Paquin, as barbers; loss, $35; origi- 
nated in basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 16th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 27 Commonwealth aye. Owned by T. K. Lothrop ; occipied 
by T. K. Lothrop, as dwelling; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 16th, 9-42 A.M. Box 148. 

No. 351 Congress st. Owned by Chase & Co. ; occupied by Chase 
& Co., as confectioners; loss, $5; originated on 5th floor; cause, fric- 
tion of machinery. 

Monday, 16th, 11-16 A.M. Box 66. 

No. 27 Emerald st. Owned by RL A. Donovan ; occupied by A. 
Frotepin, as dwelling ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 16th, 2-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 57 Green st. Owned by H. Mayers; loss, $2; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by H. IMayers et aU., as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Monday, 16th, 3-43 P.M. Still. 
Dover and Washington sts. Cause, electric wires. 



Fire Department. 129 



Tuesday, ITtli, 0-S7, 0-50, 1-06 A.M. Box 47. 

Nos. 271 AND 275 Franklin st. Owned by J. A. Nowell heirs ; loss, 
$12,318; insurance, $26,000; occupied by Ashton Valve Company, as 
factory, etc.; loss, $22,875, insurance, $55,000; occupied by E. 
Meyers & Co., as jDolishes ; loss, $2,94S; insurance, $6,000; occupied 
by Underhay & Co., as oils, etc. ; loss, $500; insurance, $0,500; occu- 
pied by F. Howland, as offices; loss, $65; insurance, $500; originated 
on 2d and 4th floors ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — W. B. Hill, the engineer of the building, was taken from 
the roof by means of ladders. 

Tuesdaij, 17th, 1-16 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 654 Broadway. Owned by O. D. Dana; loss, $178; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. Hall et als , as dwelling; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $300; originated on Istiioor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Tuesday, 17th, 3-32 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Newjland st. Owned by C. O'Loughlin ; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by S. Clark, as dwelling; Icjss, $30; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of pipe. 

Tuesday, 17th, 9-04 P.M. Box 242. 

Dacia ST. Owned by J. Kiley; loss, $120; insurance, $3,000; un- 
occupied dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of kero- 
sene stove. 

Remarks. — Miss Winnie Collins was slightly injured by being 
struck on head by ladders of Truck No. 4 while returning from the 
alarm. 

Wednesday, 18th, 1-54 P.M. Still. 

No. 15 Hanover st. False alarm. 

Wednesday, 18th, 7-46 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 North sq. Cause, thawing water-pipes; no damage. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-59 A.M. Box 427. 

No. 204 Bunker Hill st. Owned by M. Roughan ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by M. Roughan, as saloon; insurance, $7,500; 
cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Thursday, 19th, 10-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 691 Tremont st. Owned by A. Tomfohrde; occupied by G. E. 
Jenks, as dwelling; cause, thawing water- pipes. 

Thursday, I9th, 3-43 A.M. Still. 

No. 47 Hanover st. Owned by Rayner estate ; insurance, $30,000 ; 
occupied by Rust. Richardson, & Co., as druggists; insurance, $50,000; 
oi'iginated on 2d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting woodwork. 

Thursday, 19th, 10-23 A.M. Still. 

No. 43 Piedmont st. Owned by M. J. Pendleton; loss, $52; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by S. D. Turner, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated in basement; cause, supposed incendiary. 



130 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, I9th, 11-20 A.M. Box 996. 
No. 406 Norfolk st. Cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 19lh, 0-53 P.M. Box 992. 

No. 642 Washington ST. Owned by C. E. Milner; loss, $807; in- 
surance, $800; occupied by A. M. Milner, as carpenter; loss, $95; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by S. Kapland, as painter; loss, $385; 
insurance, $300; originated on 2d floor; cause, mice and matches. 

Thursday, 19th, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 1844 Washington st. Owned by Lawrence heirs; loss, $13; 
insurance, $22,500; occupied by K. A. Upton, as restaurant; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 



Thursday, 19th, 3-38 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 3 Ohio st. Owned by S. A. Stralton; insurance, $2,500; occu- 
pied b}^ E. Milliken, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, $5C0 ; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, clothes igniting from stove. 

Friday, 20th, 6-05 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 130 State st. Owned by J. F. Mills estate; insurance, $12,000; 
occupied by A. M. Cummings. as printer; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor;, cause, hot ashes igniting rubbish. 

Saturday, 21st, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 185 Blackstone st. Owned by J. M. Pendleton; occupied by 
J. Newton, as liquors ; originated in basement ; cause, thawing water- 
pipes. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-45 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 65 Federal st. Owned by J. Ritchie; insurance, $55,000; 
occupied by Gethro & Mason, as barbers; loss, $150; insurance, $700; 
originated in basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 22d, 3-37 A.M. Still. 

No. 45 Farnswokth st. Owned by Boston Whai'f Company ; occu- 
pied by F. DeR. Pell & Co., as bagging; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated furnace. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 6-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 Bridge court. Owned by J. S. Damrell ; occupied by Mrs. 
McCarthy, as dwelling ; oi'iginated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 5-31 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 23 Dover st. Owned by M. G. Knapp; loss, $40; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by R. A. Hynes, as dwelling; loss, $85; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 22d, 6 P.M. Still. 

No. 222 Cabot st. Owned by M. Kenney; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by M. Kenney, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 2 2d, 6-07 P.M. Box 418. 
FiTCHBURG R.R. YARD. Causc, smoke mistaken for fire . 



Fire Department. 131 



Sundaij, 22d, 6-53 P.M. Box 33. 
No. 36 BEA.CON ST. Cause, soot ia chimney burning. 

Sunday, 22d, 10-31 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 307 AND 309 C ST. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Mondmj, 23d, 10-19 A.M. Still. 

No. 99 High st. Owned by J. Stone estate ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by VV. L. Fyler, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, children playing with fire. 

Monday, 23d, 11-44 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 58 Berkeley st. Owned by E. Jordan; loss, $55; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by F. Carlton, as dwelling; loss, $90; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 0-41 P.M. Box 41S. 

No. 34 Warren ave. Owned by Lockwood heirs ; insurance, $800 ; 
occupied by Smith & Wiley, as wood-shed ; insurance, $1,000 ; origin- 
ated on 1st door; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 1-28 P.M. Box 35. 

No. 8 Beacon st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; insurance, $14,000; 
occupied by R. H. Vivian, as tailor; loss, $100; insurance, $4,000; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 6-35 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 33 Broadway. Owned by Gardner Brewer heirs; loss, $145 
insurance, $15,000; occupied by W. F. Thackery, as salts; loss, $347 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by H. D. Stiles e^ als., as chewing-gum 
loss, $459 ; insurance, $2,800; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 8-44 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 26 TO 42 Winter st. Cause, overheated thermostat. 

Tuesday, 24th, 3 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 135 Court st. Owned by T. F. Welch heirs ; loss, $843 ; in- 
surance, $12,000; occupied by C. H. Dearborn, as lodging-house; loss, 
$206; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by G. E. Clark, as tailor ; loss, $600; 
insvu^ance, $22,000 ; occupied by B. F. Ellis, as gents' goods ; loss, -$350 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed careless use 
of matches. 

Bemnrks. — Several lodgers had narrow escapes, being rescued by 
members of the department. Joseph Sullivan was found dead, having 
been suffocated. 

Tuesday, 24th, 6-30 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 102 and 104 West Brookline st. Owned by Milo Whitney ; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by JNIilo Whitney, as piano-key factory; 
insurance, $6,300 ; originated in basement ; cause, back draught from 
furnace. 

Eemarks. — Wm. Hunt was severely burnt on the face and hands. 



132 City Document No. 12. 



Tuesday, 24th, 10-15 A.M. Still . 

No. 318 Commonwealth aye. Owned by E. O. Sheppavd; insur- 
ance, $-20,000; occupied by C. H. Colburn, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, back draught from furnace. 

Tuesday, 24th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
Medford ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Tuesday, 24th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 319 Sumner st. Owned by Geo. C. Fitzpatrick; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $2,.oO'>; occui)ipd by John Marnock, as dwelling; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 24th, 6-35 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 28 Fankuil Hall sq. Owned by F. A. Whitwell ; loss, $130; 
insurance, $7.oOO; occupied by Skinner & Arnold, as dressed beef; 
loss, $300; insurance, $7,000; occupied by Kelly & Sons, as clothing; 
loss, $120; insurance, $12,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
use of gas stove. 

Tuesday, 24th, 11-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 Hanover st. Cause, breaking automatic wires. 



False alarm. 



False alarm. 



Wednesday, 25th, 1-11 A.M. Box 29. 
Wednesday, 25th, 2-43 A.M. Box 65. 



Wednesday, 25ih, 4-36, 4-45, 4-53 A.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 31 TO 3.5 Union st. Owned by R. Carpenter estate; loss, 
$10,994; insurance, $26,000; owned by Fifty Associates; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by Walker, Pratt, & Co., as stoves and ranges; loss, 
$39,709; insurance, $111,650; occupied by Ar Showe & Co., as teas and 
spices; loss, $1,400; insurance, $8,500; occupied by A. Mills, as 
lamps, etc.; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Thomas 
Hollis„as drugs, etc.; loss, $107; insurance, $15,500; occupied by S. 
W. Chamberlain, as coppersmith; loss, $25; insurance, $l,O00; occu- 
pied by W. B. Ilamman et als., as produce; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Gardner & Chapin, as storage; loss, $60; insur- 
ance, $2, .500 ; occupied by Harding & Button, as meats ; loss, $5 ; in- 
surance, $2,500 ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 5-46 P.M. Box 48. 

No. 192 Summer st. Owned by N. Estes ; occupied by Berwick & 
Smith, as printers ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 25th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 

Saratoga and Cuktis st. Owned by George Cooper; loss, $25; 
insurance, $000; occupied by F. B. Perkins, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children playing with fire. 

Wednesday, 25th, 5-14 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 3 riAMPSHiRE ST. Owned byT. H. Hall; insurance, $2,000; oc- 
cupied by M. Hill, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, children and matches. 



Fire Department. 133 



Wednesday, 25th, 8-12 P.M. Box 249. 

Nos. 643 AND 64/) Parker st. Owned by J. Kilroy heirs: loss, 
$663; insuvaiK-e. $3,000; ocenpied by J. S. Dietel, as bakery, loss, 
$25; insnrunee, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, defective bake 
oven. 

Wednesday, 25ih, 10 P.M. Still. 

No. 149 Medford ST. Cause, spontaneous combustion in coal pile. 

Th ursday , 2 6th , 8-2 7 P. M. Box 53 . 

No. 17 ROYLSTON PL. Owned by J. A. Sturgis ; loss, $100 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000 X occupied by W. Walter, as chinaware ; insurance, $1,200 ; 
originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 26th, 8-37 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 17 BOTLSTON PL. Cause, given for fire in Boylston place; need- 
less alarm. 

Friday, 27th, 1-46 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 27 Purchase st. Owned by S. Q. & J. M. Currier; loss, 
$56 ; insurance, $()0,O00 ; occupied by Vv. H. Golden, as printing-presses ; 
loss, $28 ; insurance, $35,000 ; originated on 3d floor : cause, sponta- 
neous combustion. 

Friday, 27th, 8-34 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 213 Cambridge st. Owned by R. Wobolsky; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by C. Malo et als., as pool-rooms; loss, $30; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 3-25 P.M. Still. 

Congress st. and Exchange pl. Owned by C. W. Holden ; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by C. W. Holden, as oiSces, etc. ; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause, electric wires igniting woodwork. 

Friday, 27th, 5-36 P.M. Box 418. 
False alarm. 

Friday, 27th, 5-58 P.M. Box 288. 

No. 10 Mansfr ST. Owned by P. Glennon; loss, $30; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by M. W. Hennigan, as dwelling; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 27 Ih, 9-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 227 Harrison ave. Owned by Hunnewell estate; loss, $10; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Michael Sullivan, as dwelling ; loss, 
$5 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 27th, 10-15 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 260 Shawmut ave. Owned by Chas. Jenkins; insurance, 
$35,000 ; occupied by E. S. Fletcher, as a dining-room ; insurance, 
$1,800 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Saturday, 28th, 0-07 A.M. Box 86. 

No. 39 WoRCESTEii SQ. Owned by Morris Lewis ; loss, $675 ; in- 
surance, $7,000; occupied by Morris Lewis, as dwelling; loss, 



134 City Document No. 12. 

insurance, $4,500 ; originated in basement ; cause, hot ashes in wooden 
receptacle. 

Saturday, 2Slh, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 8 CoNNOLLEY ST. Owned by A. R. Jewett; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by D. Ryan, as dwelling; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 28th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 333 Wasiiinotox st. Owned by Dr. Greenough ; occupied by 
Wyman & Co., as dining-rooms ; cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Saturday, 28th, 7-38 P.M. Box 266. 
Humboldt ave. Cause, steam mistaken for fire. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-28 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 77 Henley st. Owned by J. Mullett ; loss, $25 ; occupied by 
J. Mullett, as storehouse; loss, $155; insurance, $500; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of najjhtha gas. 

Saturday, 28th, 10-50 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 1244 Tremont st. Owned by H. J. Brawley ; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, .$2,000; occupied by Mrs. Mottling, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, upsetting stove. 

Saturday, 28lh, 11-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 46 Broadway. Owned by J. Peard ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by N. Burns, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 
1st floor; cause, ui^setling kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 29th, 1-45 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 29 AND 31 Meridian st. Owned by Ambrose Woods; loss, 
$30; insurance, $6,500; occupied by R. C. Whitten, as clothing-store; 
loss, $160; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Sunday, 29th, 1-45 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 11 AND 13 Green st. Cause, careless use of matches in saw- 
dust; no damage. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 198 Harrison ave. Owned by Dr. Phillips; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by Thomas Vesey, as dwelling; loss, $7 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 8-13 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 480 Sham'Mut AVE. Owned by A. Kalbskofi"; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by H. E. Ballou, as dwelling; loss, $200; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 7-31 A.M. Box 458. 

Nos. 413 TO 419 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen es- 
tate; loss, $835; insurance, $2,000; occupied by E. M. Dix, as hay 
and gi'ain ; loss, $600 ; insu^'ance, $6,000; occupied by A. H. Allen es- 
tate, as storehouse ; loss, $200; insurance, $1,000; occupied by O. W. 



Fire Department. 135 

Dix, as stable; loss, $200; originated on 1st floor; cause, supjjosed in- 
cendiary. 

Monday, 30th, 7-55 A.M. Box 461. 

Nos. 660 AND 662 Main st. Owned by Wm. Burns; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by E. M. Spicer et als., as vaiiety store ; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 30th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 64 Meridian st. Owned by A. Carstenson lieirs; loss, $75; in- 
surance, $4,500; occupied by Thomas J. Kearnan, as plumbing shop; 
insurance, $500; occupied by John J. Cuny, as paper-hanger; loss, 
$25 ; insurance, $500 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 8-01 P.M. Box 32. 
No. 63 Mt. Vernon st. Cause, soot in chimney burning. 

Monday, 30th, ,9-07 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 22 A ST. Cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Monday, 30th, 9-12 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 180 Main st. Owned by W. Nash; loss, $100; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by M. Goldberg, as gents' goods ; insurance, $1,200; 
occupied by J. E. Howard, as dwelling; loss, $)4; insurance, $700; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 9-57 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 25 AND 27 Temple st. Owned by J. P. Cushing; loss, $10; 
insurance, $14,000; occupied by D. P. Wise, as restaurant; loss, $12; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, electric wires ignit- 
ing woodwork. 

Motiday, 30ih, 10-41 P.M. Box 81. 

No. 100 Appleton ST. Owned by J. Wolf; loss, $40; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied hy A. Wolf, as dwelling; loss, $70; insurance, 
$4,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 31st, 9-29 P.M. Box 15. 

Nos. 194 AND 1 96 Commercial st. Owned by P. Mclntyre ; loss, $257 ; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by P. Mclntire, as groceries ; loss, $97 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by L. Frankel, as cigars ; loss, $339 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 



136 City Document No. 12. 



REPOET OF THE INSPECTOR OF WIRES. 

To the Board of Fire Oommissioners : 

Gentlemen : I have the honor to submit herewith my 
annual report, showing the service performed for the year 
ending January 31, 1^93, covermg the inspection of build- 
ings in whicli electric currents are used for lighting and 
})ovver service, the underground service of the various com- 
panies, the plant of the West End Street Railway Company, 
the service of the electric lighting companies, work for the 
maintenance and operation of the Fire-Alarm Telegraph, and 
other matters properly coming within the jurisdiction of this 
Bureau : 



and aban- 



2,467 
234 
141 
131 

1,408 

55,188 

418 

2,152 



1,827 

miles, 122 

996 

621 



Number of buildings examined 
Defects reported .... 
Defects remedied 
Isolated plants examined 
Arc lights examined . 
Incandescent lights examined 
Motors examined 
Notices of installation received 
Number of buildino-s from which dead 

doned wires have been removed 
Amount of wire removed 
Reports of defective wires received 
Reports of same sent to owners 
Number of poles in use by the various companies, 

independent of the West End Street Railway . 11,467 
Plans of streets, showing location of poles, which 

have been granted by the Board of Aldermen, 

now complete and filed in this office . . . 1,682 

The New England Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany. 

The conduits of this company vary in size from two to tifty 
ducts, consisting of iron pipe in concrete, cement-lined iron 
pipe in concrete, creosoted wood-boxes and vitritied clay 
conduits. 

Total length of conduits .... 20.72 miles 

Total miles of ducts 176.23 " 

Total number of manholes .... 437 " 

The underground cables of this company have a capacity 
of from 20 to 200 wires, their total length being 73.09 miles, 
containing 8,281 miles of wire. 



Fire Department. 137 

The Edison Electric Illuminating Company have installed 
in their system about 73,000 incandescent lights, 541 arc 
lights, 1,033 motors, with total of 3,185 horse-power. They 
have about 3 miles of overhead wire and about 41 miles of 
underground service. 

The Western Union Telegraph Company have al)out 550 
miles of wire overhead, not including railroad routes, and 
about H50 miles of underground. The underground system 
includes about 3 miles of conduit, of trenching, and connects 
all the railroad depots with the main office, lOU State street. 

The Boston Electric Light Company have no underground 
service, but have aboutj622 miles of wire on poles and house- 
tops. They operate about 2,800 arc and 1,800 incandescent 
lights. About 48 per cent, of the arc lights burn all night, 
the balance being day and half-night lights. Current is 
also furnished for 170 motors, which are used for operating 
printing-jjresses, ventilators, elevators, etc. 

The West End Street Railway Company have 256 miles of 
track, of which 148 miles are operated by electric cars. 
They have now running 626 box electric cars, and will have 
as a corresponding equipment, the coming summer, 850 open 
cars. To operate these cars they have 233 miles of feeders 
and 153 miles of trolley wire. 

The road is operated from three stations : the Allston, the 
Cambridge, and the Central station on Albany street. 

At the Allston station there are four engines, driving 
eight 100 horse-power and four 80 horse-power generators. 
At the Cambridge station there are three engines, which will 
drive seven 500 K. W. machines. 

The ultimate capacity of these engines is about 800 horse- 
power each. At the Central station there are six engines, 
which will drive eighteen 500 K. W. machines, and a tem- 
porary plant of eleven engines, driving 44 generators of 80 
horse-power each. 

The maximum total output of current would be 32,300 
amperes. 

The Charlestown Gas & Electric Company have no under- 
ground service, but have about 75 miles of overhead wire, 
and light 230 arc and 460 incandescent lamps. 

The Brook line Gas Light Company have 1,108 incandes- 
cent and 111 arc lamps, with 45 miles of wire, which is on 
poles, covering about ten miles of street surface. They 
have no underground service. 

The Postal Telegraph Cable Company have no under- 
ground service, but have about 350 miles of overhead and 
34 miles in cables. 

The Boston District Messenger Company have 235 miles 



138 City Document No. 12. 

of overheud wire, but none underground. About 25 miles 
of wire, which formerly belonged to the Electric Time Com- 
pany, is now owned by this company, and will soon be taken 
down. 

The Suburban Light & Power Company have no under- 
ground service, but have about 75 miles of overhead wire, 
supplying current to 50 motors, 225 arc and 6,000 incan- 
descent lamps. 

Isolated Plants. 

There are 154 isolated plants in the city, of 12 or more 
systems, used principally for lighting purposes, the united 
dynamo capacity being about 9,850 horse-power. 

A number of these plants have undergone extensive 
changes at the suggestions of this Bureau, but remain in an 
unsatisfactory condition at the present time. 

In this connection I would call your attention to the ordi- 
nance governing the inspection of installations for high-power 
service. 

As it now reads I am required to examine and report to 
the owners or occupants of buildings in which such service 
is to be established any defects that I may discover, but as 
no penalty is incurred in case my suggestions are unheeded, 
many of the defects noticed and reported are not remedied 
until trouble results from such lack of attention, unless the 
parties interested may, for their own protection, deem it ex- 
pedient to act upon the suggestions made to them by me. 
The leading companies of this city have, however, generally 
shown a disposition to do everything that I have recom- 
mended in the way of correcting defective work, but there 
are some companies located in other places who do a consid- 
erable amount of work in this city, and in most cases they 
neglect to inform me of their purpose, and when the fact 
that such work is in progress finally comes to my notice, I 
frequently find that much of it is poorly done as far as it 
can be examined, and the greater part of it so concealed as 
to prevent a proper inspection of it to be made. 

Close attention has been given and frequent examinations 
made of hotels, theatres, and other places of amusement, dur- 
ing the paf?t year, to see that the wiring of these places is 
properly done and kept in a safe condition. Reports of de- 
fects have been made to interested parties, which in some 
respects have been cheerfully complied with, in two of the 
theatres the wirino; having been almost entirelv renewed. 

From examination of work done before this Bureau was 
established I am of the opinion that, while it might have been 
considered good enough at that time, it falls far short of 



Fire Department. 139 

the requirements of the present day, and, as years of service 
have added to its other defects, it seems important that many 
of these instalhitions should be renewed. 

Immediate examinations have been made of buildings in 
which fires have been reported as resulting from electric 
wires. 

Of the thirty- four fires reported, there appears to be no 
doubt that thirty-one of them were due to electrical causes. 

In two instances fires occurred where defects in wiring 
had been reported to the parties interested and the faults 
noted had not been remedied. Overhead wires of all de- 
scriptions are run in a very careless manner, in many places 
crossing buildings less than two feet from the roof, which 
would seriously interfere with the work of the Fire Depart- 
ment, as well as of others who might have occasion to visit 
the roofs for any purpose. 

The present ordinance gives this Bureau no authority 
whereby it can cause such defects to be remedied, and it 
seems to be important that it should be changed to meet the 
requirements of the case ; and I would recommend that your 
honorable Board should take action in the matter with the 
view of causing such changes to be made in existing ordi- 
nances as will oblige all persons intending to establish elec- 
trical installations for lighting or power service to notify this 
Bureau of their purposes before or as soon as the work is 
commenced, in order that a proper examination of it can be 
made, and that no current shall be applied to any completed 
installation until a certificate of approval shall have been 
issued to the owners from this office. 

There should be, as I have already suggested, some defi- 
nite regulations to cover the manner of placing overhead 
wires to the effect that no wire shall be less than seven feet 
from any roof over which it passes, and that it shall not inter- 
fere with the free use of fire-escapes, nor drop diagonally 
from any building across any street in order to enter buil cl- 
ings at a lower point on the opposite side. Not only should 
the Inspector of Wires have authority under the ordinance 
to order all electrical work to be done in conformity with 
established rules, but there should be sufficient penalties 
attached to make it for the interest of persons engaged in 
such work to comply with any directions which may be sent 
to them by him. 

During the year many interesting and instructive tests 
have been made with the test board which was completed 
and placed in this office just previous to my last annual 
report. 

The testing of safety fuses especially, which have been 



140 City Document No. 12. 

taken from different places, has shown a condition of things 
which should be corrected, the majority of these fuses carry- 
ing from two to three times their marked carrying capacity, 
and some of them even more than this. Many samples of 
wire have been received from different parts of the country 
for insulation tests, and while this Bureau cannot under 
existing laws condemn any wire on account of poor insula- 
tion it has been considered desirable that it should become 
informed as to the comparative merits of different kinds of 
wire, and with the aid of this board tests have been made 
with such satisfactory results that many questions in dispute 
have been settled by a practical illustration where argument 
would have done no more than to leave the matter an open 
question and still in doubt. In several instances where par- 
ties have been notified of defects in their service and have 
applied at this office for information they have been shown 
in such tangible form, by the operation of this board, the 
possibilities of fire and the dangers liable to result from im- 
perfect wiring, as to leave no doubt in their minds that the 
reports emanating from this office were based on sound prin- 
ciples, the result being that the work reported and proved 
to be unsafe has been renewed in conformity with my sug- 
gestions. 

Electrical devices of all descriptions have been submitted 
by many inventors and others for the purpose of ascertaining 
whether they will meet with the approval of this Bureau 
before being applied in service. The board has more than 
fulfilled my expectations as to its efficiency, and has proved to 
be a valuable feature in the equipment of this office. 

In view of the fact that the time of the examiners now 
employed is fully occupied principally on new work, owing 
to the rapidly increasing number of installations and the 
large extent of territory which they are obliged to cover, 
and realizing the importance of a rigid examination of the 
old as well as the new w^ork it has become evident that the 
present force is inadequate to give to this work the attention 
that its importance demands, I would therefore respectfully 
recommend that three additional examiners be appointed in 
order that the purpose for which this Bureau was created 
may be more systematically and throughly accomplished. 

FIRE-ALARM BRANCH. 

The work of new construction and renewal of circuits in 
this branch has been carried on to a greater extent than 
usual during the past year, a special force having been 
employed for this purpose. 



Fire Department. 141 

I have continued the policy followed in previous years of 
relieving the overloaded circuits as far as practicable by con- 
structing new ones to cover the same districts, with which a 
part of the apparatus has been connected. The route of these 
circuits has been so arranged as to admit of an alternation in 
the connection of boxes so that no extended succession of 
them shall depend on the integrity of any single circuit for 
their successful operation. 

All the old circuits covering the districts wherein these 
new circuits have been constructed have been entirely re- 
newed, making in all 13 circuits, new and old, now com- 
pleted. 

These circuits cover all the districts in City proper and 
East Boston, all the signal-boxes being grouped and con- 
nected into a part of them, while the others are assigned for 
the service of the alarm bells and gongs. In addition to this 
new work I have renewed all the wire running along the 
line of Tremont street as far as Camden street, together 
with the wires from Summer street, through Federal street, 
Mt. Washington avenue, Granite, First, and E streets, to 
Broadway. 

I have made use of covered iron wire and No. 10 hard- 
dravvn copper wire in a part of this work, for the purpose of 
ascertaining their comparative merits by a practical test in 
service. 

No results have as yet been obtained, however, as it will 
require some time for the deterioration naturally follow- 
ing exposure to the elements, and other causes incidental 
to active service of the wires to become manifest. 

Further details of the new construction and renewal of 
circuits and other work done for the maintenance of the ser- 
vice are as follows : 

Alarm circuits 18, 22, and box gong circuit 34, which 
were partially built last season, have been completed with 
entirely new construction throughout. 

Alarm circuits, 2, 3, 6, 15, 17, and 30 have been entirely 
rebuilt, and the system has been extended by the construc- 
tion of new circuits 25, 26, and 27, in City proper, and two 
circuits in East Boston, 28 and 29. 

Partial reconstruction has been made of circuits 1, 9, 11, 
24, 33, and 5 telephone, from a point on Federal street to 
the corner of Broadway and E street, South Boston, and 
new wire has been run for circuits 9, 10, 24, 29, and tele- 
phone circuit 13, on Norfolk street, Dorchester, from Wash- 
inglon street to the N. Y. & N. E. Railroad bridge, and on 
Harvard street from the brids^e to Blue Hill avenue. 



J 42 City Document No. 12. 

New wires have also been run for the same circuits on 
Eiver street, from Centre avenue to Fremont street. 

The wires on Federal street and Dorchester avenue, from 
Federal street-bridge to Field's Corner, comprising a part of 
circuits 1, 9, 10, 11, 24 33 and telephone circuit 13 have 
been transferred to the long-distance telephone poles, usino- 
No. 10 copper wire previously run. 

Circuits 11 and 33 and telephone circuits 13 and 14 have 
been renewed on Congress street from High to A street with 
new No. 9 iron wire. 

All the wires in circuits 2, 7, 8, 13, and 17 and telephone 
circuits 7 and 19, running on structures along the line of 
Tremont street, have been renewed with No. 9 iron wire 
from City Hall to Camden street. 

New wires have also been run for circuits 7, 19, and 31 on 
Dale street from Warren to Washington street, and for cir- 
cuits 12, 16, and 32 from City Hall to Warren bridge. 

A circuit has been run from the house of Engine 32 to one 
of the houses in Somerville, which is operated by a "tailing" 
connection with the gong at Engine 32, for the purpose of 
giving alarms to the Somerville department in order that 
assistance may be rendered in case a tire should occur on the 
Charlestown side of the line of sufficient mao-nitude to make 
such assistance necessary. 

Telephone circuits 6, 15, 23, and 25 have been made metallic 
and circuit 23 has been equipped with high resistance gener- 
ator magnets connected in multiple, for the purpose of over- 
coming the induction which has been especially bad in this 
circuit. 

A new telephone in the basement of City Hall has been 
added to the service. 

All the wires of the system leading from the structures on 
City Hall into the head- room have been renewed with No. 16 
Clark wire. About 190 miles of No. 9 galvanized iron wire, 
16 miles covered iron, 21 miles No. 10 hard-drawn copper, 
and 18,000 feet No. 16 Clark covered wire have been used in 
the new construction, renewal and repair work herein de- 
gcril)ed. 

About 1,300 cross-arms of various sizes are now in use, 
and attachments are made to about 200 poles and structures 
belonging to various companies by means of extensions. 

Eighty-tive new 10 pin cross-arms have been placed on 
poles of the New England Telephone Company on Dorchester 
avenue for future use. 

A 10-conductor aerial cable 1,100 feet in length has been 
run at Warren bridge for connection with the East Boston 
circuits, and shorter lengths have been placed at Federal- 



Fire Department. 143 

street and Mount Washington-avenue bridges and at various 
other points for connecting apparatus in the department 
houses. 

New sub-marine cables have been laid at the Charlestown 
end of Chelsea bridge and bridges on Dover, Federal, and 
Meridian streets. 

Seventy-three new poles have been set, 71 old ones taken 
down, 38 new structures built, and 28 old ones removed dur- 
ing the year. 

New apparatus boards have been placed in the residence 
of the chief and houses of Engine No. 5 and Hook & Lad- 
der No. 12. 

Seventeen new signal-boxes have been placed and con- 
nected with the system during the year. 

Underground Service. 

Cables containing 61 conductors have been laid in one of 
the conduits of the New England Tele[)hone & Telegraph 
Company from a point on Waltham street, through Harri- 
son aveiuie. Beach, South, Snmmer, High, and Pearl streets, 
Post Office square, \\'ater, Washington, and School streets 
to the City Hall. 

Two kinds of cal)le have been used ; one manut'actui'ed by, 
the Okonite Company and the other by the Eastern Electric 
Cable Company. 

They are placed in a three-inch iron pipe laid in concrete, 
with T joints for side connections, and are 10,059^5^ feet in 
length. 

Total length of conductors is 613,629^5^ feet. 

The work of connection is now in progress and when .com- 
pleted it is intended to utilize it for service in place of the 
overhead wires now running in this section of the city. 

Although it is too early for me to speak of undei'ground 
service in this system from any practical exi)erience, it ap- 
pears from the results obtained by other companies that it 
may no longer be regarded in the light of an unsolved prob- 
lem, and in view of the fact that overhead wires have become 
a standing menace to the public safety, the dangers from 
which ai'e being frequently demonstrated in various ways, 
and taking into consideration the constantly increasing diffi- 
culty experienced hy this Branch in maintaining the effi- 
ciency of its service, I would recommend that your Board 
should take such action as you may deem expedient for the 
purpose of extending the work in this direction as far as 
practicable during the coming season. 



144 City Document No. 12. 



Dynamo Experiments. 

During the summer I have been trying a series of exhaus- 
tive experiments for the purpose of ascertaining whether it 
would be practicable to substitute dynamos for the gravity 
battery now in use in this service. A motor-dynamo, or 
direct current transformer, of comparatively low voltage, was 
placed in the office of the Inspector of Wires and connected 
with one of the circuits by means of wires running to the 
Fire-Alarm headquarters. 

The tirst tests were made with great caution, a su})ple- 
mentary gravity being held in readiness to be applied at 
a moment's notice should any failure in the experiment be 
developed, but from the commencement it proved to be sub- 
stantially successful, only a few features requiring to be 
changed and those of such a character as to be easily effected. 
After a few weeks of trial of the single circuit connection I 
procured an a])paratus of higher power equipped with a set 
of controlling resistance boxes, to which I connected a group 
of six circuits whose battery requirements were as exacting 
as any others in the entire system. 

There had been an aggregate of three hundred and fifty 
modified gravity cells in use to supply these circuits with a 
sufficient amount of current for their service, and I found no 
difficulty whatever in obtaining from this dynamo all that 
was required with an excess of current in reserve to supply 
for more circuits if necessary. The constancy and steadi- 
ness of the current thus obtained, together with the facility 
for instantaneously increasing or decreasing it to meet the 
varying conditions of the circuits, have thoroughly convinced 
me, after a trial of several months, that the dynamo is 
greatly superior in all respects to any form of galvanic bat- 
tery yet used in fire-alarm service, and I recommend that 
the new plant which is to be established in the Fire Depart- 
ment headquarters building on Bristol street shall be entirely 
equipped with this system. A combination switch-board, so 
constructed as to admit of an interchange of connections 
between dynamos and circuits, will be necessary to prop- 
erly carry out the system above described, and I have 
arranged a plan whereby any dynamo in the series may be 
connected with any circuit or group of circuits at will with- 
out loss of time. While it is obvious that any dynamo 
system would not be safe for this service if it depended on 
one source of supply for motive power, I have no hesitation 
in confidently and earnestly recommending it for ado[)tion in 
view of the fact, that, in addition to establishing an inde- 
pendent plant for furnishing light and power to the head- 



FiEE Department. 145 

quarters building, it is quite feasible, as I have already ascer- 
tained, to utilize the power of several companies now en- 
gao:ed in business requiring currents of high potential. 

To do this it will be necessary to make such arrangements 
with these companies as will enable me to use either service 
at a moment's notice, and there will be no difficulty in mak- 
ing such arrangements, as a proper connection of wires and 
switches will easily effect the desired result. 

In conclusion, I desire to say that I consider this to be 
one of the most important improvements in fire-alarm 
service which has been considered in recent years, and hope 
that you will take such action in the premises as to insure 
its incorporation in the new plant soon to be established. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. S. Flanders, 

Inspector of Wires. 



146 » City Document No. 12. 

bureau for the inspection of wires. 

The force employed is as follows : 

Inspector. 
Beown 8. Flanders. 

Deputy Inspector. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Assistant Deputy Inspector. 
William H. Godfrey. 

Inspection of Wires Branch. 

ClerJc. 
John B. Shea. 

Draugldsman. 
James T. Ball. 

Examiners. 
James E. Cole, Jeremiah A. Field, 

James J. Dunlea, Walter J. Burke. 

Fire- Alarm Branch. 
Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, Kichard Donahue, 

James L. Gethins, iTames L. Crowley, 

UzziEL Putnam, Jona. M. Morris. 

Assistant Operator. 
Wm. H. Johnson. 

Dattery-man. 
John B. Jeffers. 

Assistant Battery-man. 
Jeremiah E. O'Brien, 

Foreman of Construction. 
Hiram W. Cherrington. 



Fire Department. 



147 



Hejgairers. 



g. j. h. gutermuth, 
John Flavell, 
Wm. H. Barker, 
E. M. Illingworth, 
Thomas P. Bannon, 
Thomas Kaine, 
Arthur J. Duffy, 
James Friel, 

William 



Granville S. Mendell, 
IssACHAR Wells, 
David Isaacs, 
Samuel J. Horton, 
Daniel F. McCarty, 
Peter M. Kendrick, 
Thomas J. Lythgoe, 
Thomas C. Harrington, 

McSwEENEY. 



Care of Clocks. 
Wm. J. Reagan. 

A constant watch is kept at the headquarters, City FTall, 
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 a})paratus 
in giving ahirms, 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 duirr.g his watch, unless expressly relieved by some 
one else, and by consent of the Inspector. 

Each operator is accountable to the Inspector for any 
mistakes that mav occur at the office durino; 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 556 fire-alarm boxes, divided as follows, viz. : 



Boston . 












164 


South Boston . 












53 


East Boston . 












48 


Eoxbury 












79 


Dorchester 


^ 










81 


Charlestown . 












44 


West lioxbury 












50 


Brighton 












36 


Chelsea . 












1 



556 



148 City Document No. 12. 

The followino; 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, 792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 
799, 816, 838, 842, 919, 927, 974. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic Fire-Alarra Apparatus, the whole cost of which 
is about $135,000. Working lines of wire, about 615 miles ; 
signal-boxes in use, 556 ; stril^ing-machines, 35 ; gongs, 132 ; 
box gongs, 66; tappers, 17; vibrators, 6; local registers in 
department houses, 44 ; one electric watch-clock ; two re- 
peating three-dial clocks for striking signals ; relays in use, 
63 ; eighteen-pen registers, 2 ; oflSce bells in use, 6 ; tele- 
graph keys in use, 36 ; telephones in use, 79 ; 2 switch- 
boards ; 40 galvanometers ; 1 fire apparatus covering map ; 
2 portable rheotropes ; 1 type-writer ; 1 chronometer ; 1 tele- 
phone switch-board at headquarters ; 1 ditto in chief's office ; 
1 set telegraphic apparatus in inspector's house ; 8 sets tele- 
graphic apparatus in assistants' houses ; 1,800 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 ; 40 spare battery- cups ; 329 spare porous cups ; 239 
spare battery-cups at shop; 1,800 lbs. sulphate of copper; 
500 lbs. zinc; brackets, wire, insulators, etc., office furni- 
ture, bedsteads, bedding, and sundry other articles. 

In Inspector's Office. 

1 high current testing-board ; 1 volt-meter; 1 Am-meter; 
1 mil-am- meter ; 6 galvanometers; 2 high resisting gener- 
ators ; 1 rheostat ; 1 chlo. silver dry cell battery ; 1 type- 
writer ; 1 copying press ; 1 safe. 

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. 



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Chapman School -house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 
3,109^ lbs., owned by city. 

Chemical Engine-house No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 
city, weight 1,059 lbs. 

City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,(500 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine-house No. 2, composition, 800 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,le4 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. 

Engine-house No. 34, Brighton, composition, 1,501 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 40, Orleans street. East Boston, composi- 
tion, 817 lbs., owned by city. 

Faneuil Hall, steel, 5,816 lbs., owned by city. 

Lewis School-house, Dale street, Boston Highlands, compo- 
sition, 3,104 lbs., owned by city. 

Maverick-street Church, East Boston, composition, 2,000 
lbs. 

Princeton-street Shool-house, East Boston, composition, 
2,470 lbs., owned by city. 

Saratoga-street M.E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 lbs., 
owned by city. 

Smith-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,083 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. 

Bells owned by the city, which have been disconnected 
from service, are located as follows : 



150 City Document No. 12. 

Apparatus Eepair-Shop, bell formerly used on house of 
Chemical Engine 5; one composition, 400 lbs., formerly 
used on house of Chemical Engine No. 4 ; one composi- 
tion, 400 lbs., formerly used on house of Chemical Engine 
No. 6 ; and two small bells from other locations. 

Dean School-house, Wall street, composition, 712 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 1, Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 800 lbs. 

George-street School-house, Boston Highlands, composition, 
4,160 lbs. 

Hook and Ladder-house No. 4, Dudley street, Boston High- 
lands, composition, 3,509 lbs. 

Lawrence School-house, B street. South Boston, steel, 
3,400 lbs. 

Lincoln School-house, Broadway, South Boston, composi- 
tion, 3,110 lbs. 

Phillips School-house, cor. Pinckney and Anderson streets, 
composition, 900 lbs. 

Quincy School-house, Tyler street, composition, 2,941 lbs. 

Rice School-house, Appleton street, composition, 3,042 lbs. 

Rubber Factory, Charlestown, composition 999 lbs. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs. 

Trinity Church, Trenton street. East Boston, composition, 
1,760 lbs. Formerly used on Castle-street Church. 

Van Nostrancl's Brewery, Charlestown, composition, tSl8 lbs. 
Formerly used on Boylston School-house. 

Walpole street, Boston Highlands, composition, 2,958 lbs. 

Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs. 

Public Clocks. 

The following public clocks, 39 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department. 

Gity Pro'per. 

Arlington-street Church. 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned hj city. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Old State-House, owned by city. 

Park-street Church. 

Suftblk County Jail, owned by city. 



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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. 

r)igelow School-house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 

Lincohi 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, owned by city. 
Trinity Church, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by city. 
Metropolitan stables, Treraont street, owned by city. 
Roxbury High School, owned by city. 

Dorchester. 

Baker Memorial (Upham's Corner), owned by city. 
Keponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan), owned by city. 
Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Gharlestown. 
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. 



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