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TWENTY-SECOND ANNtJAL EEPOET 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



CITY OF BOSTON, 



FEBRUARY 1, 1894, TO JANUARY 31, 1895. 




BOSTON : 

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Office of the Board of Fire Commissioners, 

Bristol Street, Boston, February 1, 1895. 

Hon. Edwin U. Curtis, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — The Fire Commissioners herewith respectfully 
submit their twenty-second annual report of the service of 
this department for the year ending January 31, 1895, and 
with it some recommendations bearing upon its present 
imperative needs and certain necessary requirements in the 
near futui*e. 

Alarms and Losses. 

The annual tendency of alarms is towards an increase, iis 
undue proportion to the increase in values, the unavoidable 
inference from which being that owners and occupants of 
buildings are gravitating into greater and greater indiffer- 
ence, and leaving the work of the prevention as well as the 
extinguishment of fires more and more to the fire depart- 
ment. During the period covered by this report there were 
1,977 alarms, an increase of 259 over the preceding year, 
which in turn showed an excess of 306 over the year before 
it. The losses on buildings and contents consequent upon 
these fires amounted to $1,369,230, more than a quarter 
of which must be credited to the Roxbury conflagration of 
May 15. This is at the rate of almost $693 for each alarm, 
the lowest recorded ratio of loss for forty-five years, or since 
the department year of 1849-50. This is certainly an 
exceedingly creditable showing, and demonstrates how ill- 
advised and unjust has been the fusilade of criticism against 
this department, for which malevolence furnished the powder 
and misinformation the shot. 

Growth and Wants of the Department. 

The department has not been able to make the advance it 
desired towards meeting the demands of various sections of 
the city for increased fire protection. The new headquarters 



2 City Document No. 12. 

on Bristol street have been completed and occupied by the 
Commissioners, Chief, clerical force, and some apparatus, 
and are proving the convenience to the department that they 
were expected to be. Work on the new fire-alarm plant is 
so far advanced as to indicate that that branch of the service 
will be transferred from the dome of City Hall to the 
new building in three or four months, thus removing from 
the former place a constant and formidable menace. A new 
steam fire-engine company, known as Engine Company 45, 
has heen put in commission at Roslindale, and a new com- 
bination company at Ashmont. A new house for Ladder 
Company 1 is now ready for occupancy, and some alterations 
are going forward on the house of Engine Company 27. 
This enumeration covers about all the additions and improve- 
ments of the year. On the other hand, the house of Ladder 
Company 12 was destroyed in the fire of May 1 5, since which 
time the apparatus has remained in the street, and the men 
have heen huddled in very confined quarters, — a reproach- 
ful public reminder of the way in which this department is 
sometimes handicapped by lack of means and authority to 
provide what convenience, comfort, and even decency re- 
quire. Very comfortable quarters arc now provided, how- 
ever, but on leased property, of which, after this year, the 
owners can demand the surrender by giving a month's 
notice. A wise precaution demands, therefore, that a per- 
manent building be provided for this company, either on the 
site of the old one, or else — which would be much more 
desirable — upon the site of the Wal pole-street school-house, 
which was also destroyed in the same fire. As the city owns 
that property and has not yet assigned any definite use for it, 
the Commissioners would respectfully ask that it be turned 
over to this department as the site for a new house for 
Ladder Company 12. The other houses of the department, 
as a whole, are hardly in as good condition as a year ago, 
owing to the fact that the repairs which belong to the Public 
Buildings Department have been for the most part unattended 
to ; not because of any wilful neglect on the part of the 
Superintendent, but because he was almost destitute of 
funds with which to perform the work. This department, 
therefore, cither had to effect repairs which should not be 



Fire Department. • 3 

charged to its appropriation, or else let the deterioration 
go on. 

In their report a year ago the Commissioners said : "The 
sum of $300,000 could be expended at the present time for 
new houses and apparatus without exceeding in the slightest 
the legitimate needs of the department." This statement, 
of course, has more force now than it had then, because none 
of the recommendations made at that time have been carried 
out. Perhaps the most pressing necessity is a new house for 
Ladder Company 13. The building which it now occupies 
has been condemned several times by the Inspector of Build- 
ings, and is inconvenient, unsafe, and generally disreputable, 
though a very important piece of apparatus is there located. 
New steam-engine houses are needed at the North End and 
in the conflagration district, in Ward 22, and Charlestown ; 
a new ladder company should be established at Grove Hall, 
and chemical-engine companies in several sections of the 
city. A new fire-boat, to be called Engine 44, will probably 
be put in commission in the early summer. The recom- 
mendations made by the Commissioners in 1893 relative to a 
system of standpipes and ladders upon buildings of a certain 
character, also a system of 12-inch pipes through the confla- 
gration district, to be supplied with salt water by the fire- 
boats, have as yet led to no results, although the importance 
and value of such an equipment have on a number of occa- 
sions been brought to public attention. The Board still 
maintains that the best interests of the city demand the 
speedy adoption of these systems, which would give better 
results for the cost involved than anything now in service. 

In the previous report of this department it was announced 
that the Board had been considering the propriety of a re- 
arrangement and an increase of fire districts. This has now 
been accomplished, to the evident advantage of the service. 
District 10, which included most of Dorchester and West 
Roxbury, has been divided, and District 12 is now the West 
Roxbury half of the old division. Brighton has been cut 
off from old District 8, and now forms District 11, in charge 
of a district chief. First and second assistant chiefs have 
been appointed, also two additional district chiefs, making 
eleven in all, besides the two assistants. 



City Document No. 12. 



New Apparatus, etc. 

The running stock of the department has been increased 
by the addition of a wrecking-wagon, and several hose, coal, 
and district chiefs' wagons ; but no apparatus proper has 
been purchased since the last report, except a third-size 
Clapp & Jones steam fire-engine, which has been located 
with the new company at Koslindale. It is growing very 
difficult to keep the old engines in serviceable condition, and 
also keep the reserve up to the standard of safety. There 
should be added to the apparatus thi'ee or four first-size en- 
gines, a couple of aerial-ladder trucks, and several chemical 
engines. Several old engines need and will repay rebuild- 
ing. Three-horse hitches on engines and two-horse hitches 
on hose- wagons have been attached where practicable. 

Composition of the Force. 

The number of men employed in the Fire Department 
proper does not differ essentially from what it was a year 
ago. There are a few more permanent men and some fewer 
call men. The Board has tried to strengthen several of the 
call companies by adding permanent men here and there, but 
has been without means to carry this process very far. 
That it should be carried out until the department is on a 
permanent basis throughout, is becoming more and more 
strikingly apparent all the while. The position of Boston 
in this respect is unpleasantly unique at the present time. 
Here is a city of approximately half a million inhabitants, 
with a property valuation in proportion to its population in 
excess of any other large city of the country, that still keeps 
a considerable portion of its fire department on a strictly 
country basis. Probably the general public does not realize 
the provincialism of such a state of things as full}' as it will 
after the call element is abolished ; but that it knows there 
is something lacking is indicated by the frequent requests 
for more permanent men in those sections where the call 
companies are located. The establishment of the headquar- 
ters affords facilities for increasing the efficiency of the drill 
and engine schools which they have not enjoyed before, and 
the results in these directions are more satisfactory than 
ever. 

The Fire- Alarm Service. 

This branch of the department has had considerable special 
work to do, involving considerable extra expense, a detailed 
report of which is given elsewhere. By an act of the last 



Fire Department. 5 

Legislature, the work of putting the wires of this city under- 
ground has been entered upon. As a part of this legis- 
lation the inspection of wires belongs to the new Bureau of 
Wires, of which Commissioner John li. Murphy has been 
made the head, and which is being conducted with great 
credit and success. Its good results are already apparent, 
and its benefits will show more strikingly as the work ad- 
vances. 

Horses. 

This department owns at the present time 259 horses, and 
has in service 50 extra horses for winter use. During the 
year 42 new horses have been purchased, and 15 sold or ex- 
changed. Three have died, two have been turned over to 
the Commissioner of Wires, and one has been killed, be- 
cause of an incurable injury. During the year 230 horses 
received treatment, resulting in 405 cases, of which 200 
were at the department hospital. The general health of the 
horses has been very good, though there are several horses 
unfitted by age or disability for the requirements of the ser- 
vice, and will have to be exchanged. The stable now used 
as a hospital is not the property of the department, and is 
rented at the rate of $720 a year. It is very unsatisfactory 
for the purpose for which it is used, the accommodations for 
both men and horses being very bad. The efforts of the 
Board to secure a place where a large, commodious, and 
well-ventilated building could be erected, with sufficient 
outside area for a proper training and exercising ground, 
have encountered many discouragements, and it remains one 
of the serious wants of the department. The horses cannot 
receive the best possible care until such a place is secured. 
If the Board had the land, the cost of putting up a suitable 
stable would probably not be over $12,000. 

The Building Limits. 

In the opinion of this Board the area upon which buildings 
of the fii>t and second class are required by law to be 
erected, is altogether too small. It must be evident to the 
most superficial observer, who passes beyond the boundaries 
of the city proper, that a great wooden city is in process of 
rapid construction, furnishing conditions whereby conflagra- 
tions may become frequent and disastrous. While the 
danger from this source has hitherto been comparatively 
small, it can be called so no longer, and demands immediate 
recognition and a substantial remedy. In fact, a l^adical and 
oeneral reform in our building laws is one of the needs of the 



6 City Document No. 12. 

hour, and one of the most delicate and important problems 
of our municipal economy. The arguments of experience 
and the voice of local patriotism have been too long drowned 
by the clamor of selfish interests. This order of things must 
be changed if the Boston of even the not distinct future is 
to be a safe, substantial, and attractive city for cither busi- 
ness or residence. 

Police and Protective Departments. 

This department to do its best work must havcthc prompt 
and cordial cooperation of these two allies, and this the 
Board desires to gratefully acknowledge, in the experiences 
of the past year. No friction occurred to mar the pleasant 
and profitable relations of all the forces involved, and emula- 
tion in the performance of good duty has been common to all. 

The Board of Fire Commissioners 

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

Robert Gr. Fitch, Chairman, for three years from May, 
1892. Term expires May, 1895. 

John R. Murphy, for three years from May, 1894. Re- 
signed August 4, 1894. 

George H. Tnnis, for three years from May, 1893. Term 
expires May, 1896. 

Henry S. Russell, appointed January 21, 1895. Term 
expires May, 1897. 

Salaries, $3,500 each. 

Benjamin F. Underhill, Jr., ChrTc. Appointed by the 
Fire Commissioners. Salary, $2,400. 

Chief of Department. 

Lewis P. Webber, Headquarters, Bristol street. 

First Assistant Chief, John W. Regan, Headquarters, 
Engine-house 26, Mason street. 

Second Assistant Chief and Chief of District No. 4, War. 
T. Cheswell, Headquarters, Engine-house 4, Bulfinch 
street. 

District Chiefs. 

Peter F. McDonough, Headquarters, Engine-house 9. 
C. H. W.Pope, " Ladder-house 9. 

John F. Egan, " Engine-house 25. 



Fire Department. 



John F. Ryan, 
John A. Alullen, 
Patrick E. Keyes, 
John Grady, 
Willis-ton A. Gaylord 
J. Foster Hewins, 
Edward H. Sawyer, 
Lewis P. Abbott, 



Headquarters, Engine-Houso 26. 

1. 



«< 


3. 


it 


13. 


Ladder-house 


4. 


Engine-house 


18. 


i i 


41. 


a 


28. 



Clerks. 

A. Charles Scott, Wm. E. Delano, M. J. Laffcrty, 
Geo. F. Murphy. 

D. J. Quinn, Messenger. 



Force and Pay-Roll. 



As established by 


the Board. 




1 Chief of Department . 


. 




$3,500 per 


annum 


1st Assistant Chief 


. 




2,400 




2d Assi.-tant Chief 


. 




2,200 




11 District Chiefs . 






2,000 




1 Superintendent of Apparatus 


Re 






pairs 


. 




2,000 




1 Clerk 


. 




1,500 




1 Clerk 


. 




1,000 




1 Clerk 


, 




800 




1 Clerk 


. 




900 




1 Messenger 


. 




1,000 




1 detailed man as Clerk, 


Apparatu 






Repair-shop . 


. 




1,000 




1 Veterinary Surgeon . 


. 




1,800 




52 Captains . 






1,600 




30 Lieutenants 


. 




1,400 




40 Engine-men 


. 




1,300 




325 Permanent Men 


. 




1,200 




26 " 


. 




1,100 




57 " " 


. 




1,000 




40 Call Men . 


. 




250 




39 "' "... 


. 




200 




40 " " . 


. 




175 




45 Permanent Substitutes 


. 




900 




22 " 


. 




720 




4 Call Captains 


. 




325 




1 Hostler 


. 




624 




2 "Watchmen 


. 




1,000 





8 City Document No. 12. 

Fire Districts. 
The city is divided iuto twelve fire districts, as follows : 

District 1. 
All that part of Boston known as East Boston. 

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

District 3. 

The territory bounded on the north and east by the water 
front, on the south by Summer street, and on the west by 
Washington and Charlestown streets. 

District 4. 

The territory bounded on the north by the Charles river, 
on the east by Charlestown and Washington streets, on the 
south by Winter, Park, and Beacon streets, and on the west 
by the Charles river arid Berkeley street. 

District 5. 

The territory bounded on the north by Beacon, Park, 
Winter, and Summer, streets, on the east by Fort Point 
channel, on the south and west by Broadway, Way, Mott, 
Castle, Ferdinand streets, Columbus avenue, and Berkeley 
street. 

District 6. 

All that part of Boston known as South Boston, and run- 
ning south as far as Dorset and Locust streets. 

District 7. 

The territory bounded on the north by Berkeley street, 
Columbus avenue, Ferdinand, Castle, Mott, and Way streets 
and Broadway, on the east by Fort Point channel and South 
bay, on the south by Massachusetts avenue, and on the 
west by the Charles river. 

District 8. 

The territory bounded on the north by the Charles river 
and Massachusetts avenue, on the east by Washington street, 
on the south by the old boundary line between Koxburyand 
West Roxbury, and on the west by the Brookline line, Bea- 
con and Deerfield streets. 



Fire Department. 9 

District 9. 

The territory bounded on the north by Massachusetts 
avenue, South bay, Dorset and Locust streets, on the east 
by Dorchester bay, on the south by Freeport, Hancock, 
Bowdoin, Olney, and Columbia streets, and on the west by 
Blue Hill avenue, Seaver and Washington streets. 

District 10. 

That part of Dorchester bounded on the north by Colum- 
bia, Olney, Bowdoin, Haucock, and Freeport streets, on the 
east by Dorchester bay, on the south by the Neponset river 
and the Hyde Park line, and on the west by Back street and 
Blue Hill avenue. 

District 11. 

All that part of Boston known as Brighton, and extending 
east as far as Deei^field and Beacon streets. 

District 12. 

All that part of Boston known as West Roxbury, bounded 
on the north by the old boundary line between Roxbury and 
West Roxbury and Seaver street, on the east by Blue Hill 
avenue and Back street, on the south by Hyde Park and 
Dedham lines, and on the west by Newton and Brookline 
lines. 

In all cases where streets are designated as boundaries, 
the centre of the street will be the dividing line. 



10 



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. 




Peter F. McDonough 




5, *9, 11, 40 

27, 32, 36 

8, *25, 31 

Tower 1, *4, 6, 10 

7, *26, 35 

*1,2, 15,38, 39,43 

*3, 22, 33, Tower 2 

*13, 14, 37 

12,21,23,24 

16, 17, *18, 19, 20 

29, 34, *41 

*28, 30, 42, 45 


7 
9 

1 

2 
C.W.2,8 

3 

10 

C.W.I 

6 

5 


2 

*9 

8, 14 

1 

17 

5 

3, 13, 15 

12 

*4 

6, 7 

11 

10,16 




3 .... 








4 

5 


Wm. T. Cheswell . 




8 


6 

7 


John A. Mullen . . 
Patrick E. Keyes . . 




5 




Williston A. Gaylon 
J. Foster Hewing . . 
Edward H. Sawyer . 
Lewis P. Abbott . • 


. 





: Headquarters of District Chief. 



Water and Hydrants. 



The total number of hydrants in the city February 1 was 
6,553. 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 established and abandoned during 
the year is as follows : 



Fire Department. 



11 





Established. 


Abandoned. 


s 




% 
o 


o 


a C 
o > 


a 

o 




o 


o 


- h 

= > 


o 
o 

sa 


o 

H 


a 


Boston (City Proper) .... 


15 


29 

4 

19 

35 

49 

43 

8 

1 

2 


1 

5 

17 
9 


1 

1 
1 


45 
5 
20 
43 
70 
55 
8 
1 
2 
10 


7 




6 


21 
1 
2 
8 
6 

2 
42 


34 
1 
3 
12 
13 
9 
2 

5 


11 

4 




1 
2 
3 
3 






1 

2 
5 

4 


17 




2 
1 


1 
3 


31 

57 
46 






10 


5 


18 


1 






2 




10 


5 














34 


190 


32 


3 


259 


9 


79 


180 



Total Number of Hydrants in Use January 31, 1895. 





Lowry. 


Post. 


Boston 
Lowry. 


Boston 
Y. 


Boston. 


Total. 


Boston (City Proper) . . . 


699 


277 


60 




486 


1,522 




214 


97 


22 


1 


258 


592 




139 


103 


23 




136 


401 




663 


230 


66 




90 


1,049 




577 


471 


196 




62 


1,306 




125 


508 


171 




46 


850 




79 


277 


59 




34 


449 






17 












5 






3 

7 


















7 












6 














2 




















1 

10 






215 


74 


37 




336 




2,716 


2,069 


634 


1 


1,133 


6,553 



In all cases the Water Board has cheerfully complied with 
the requests of this Board in the establishment of hydrants, 
whenever necessity required, and its ability permitted. 



12 



Citf Document No. 12. 



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

Engine-Houses . 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



10. 

11 . 

12. 

13. 

14 

15 . 

16. 

17. 

18. 
19. 

20 . 

21 . 
22. 
23. 
24. 
25. 

26. 

27. 
28. 

29 . 

30, 



Dorchester street . 



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



Marion street, E.B 

Leverett street. 

East street 

Salem street 

raris street, E.B 

River street ......... 

Saratoga and Byron streets . . 

Dudley street 

Cabot street 

Centre street 

Dorchester avenue 

River street, Dorchester Dist. 

Meeting house Dill, Dorches- 
ter Dist 



Harvard street, Dor. Dist. . 
Norfolk street, " 

Walnut street, " 

Boston street, " 

Dartmouth street 

Northampton street .... 
Cor. Warren and Quincy sts. 
Fort Hill square 



Mason street 

Elm street, Charlestown Dist., 



Centre street, W. Roxbury 
District 



Chestnut Hill ave., Brighton 
District 



5,698 

4,000 
4,000 
6,098 

1,647 

1,893 
2,568 
4,000 
1,886 

10,000 
7,161 
4,305 
5,627 
2,843 

12,736 



Mt. Vernon street, W. Rox- 
hury District 



10,225 
7,683 
9,000 
9,355 
4,463 
3,445 
4,186 
4,175 

6,385 
2,600 

10,377 

14,356 

16,275 



Addition built, 1S74. Municipal 
Court, South Roston, and two 
classes, Bigelow School, in this 
building. 



Ladder No. 3 in this building. 

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



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



Remodelled, 1870. 



Ladder No. 6 in this building. 
Ladder- House No. 7 on this lot. 



Ladder No. 8 and Ladder 14 in 
this building. 

Engine No. 35 in this building. 



Ladder No. 10 in this building. 
Ladder No. 11 in this building. 



Fire Department. 
Engine-Houses. — Concluded. 



13 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



34. 

36. 
37. 

38-39 
40. . 
41 . . 

42. . 

43. . 
45. . 



No. 1. . 
2. . 



Comb'ation 
Wagon 1 . 



Bunker Hill street 



Cor. Boylston and Hereford 
streets 



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



Cor. Longwood and Brookline 
avenues 



Congress street. 
Sumner St., East Boston 



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



Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 



Andrews square 



Poplar St., cor. Washington, 
W. Roxbury 



Chemical Engine-Houses. 
Bulfinch street ........ 

Church street 



Cor. Longwood and Brookline 
avenues 



Dorchester avenue, Ashmont . 



Washington street, between 
Atherton and Beethoven . . 



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



Chelsea street, East Boston , 
B street .......... 

Main street 

Eustis street 



8,000 
5,646 

5,668 
5,400 

4,010 

6,112 

3,848 
5,225 



3,412 



1,346 
1,804 



Built, 1883-84. 

Ladder No. 15 in this building. 



Chem. Eng. 3 in this building. 



Cbem. Eng. 6 in this building 
built in 1S92. 



Chem. Eng. 5 in this buildine 
built in 1892. 



Ladder No. 16 in this building. 



See Engine-house 4. 



See Engine-house 37. 



See Engine No. 42. 
See Engine No. 41. 



See Ladder-house 9. 



14 



City Document No. 12. 
Hose-Houses. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



Remarks. 



No. 3. 
5. 

7. 



Comb'ation 
"Wagou 2. 



Wiuthrop street . . 
Shawmut avenue . . 
Culvert street . . . 
North Grove street . 



Fourth street , 



5,230 



3,918 
3,101 



Armory in building. 

Ladder No. 12 in this building. 

Remodelled, 1870. 



Hook-axd-Ladder Houses. 



No. of feet 
in lot. 



No. 1 . 

2, 



Friend street 

Taris street, East Boston , 
Harrison avenue . . . , . 

Dudley street 

Fourth 6treet ....... 

River street, Dorchester , 
Meeting-house Hill . . . , 

Fort Hill square 

Main street, Charlestown , 
Centre street, W.R. . . , 



Chestnut Ilill avo., Brighton 
District 



Culvert street 

Washington, near Dover street, 

Fort Hill square 

Boylston, cor. Hereford street, 

Roslindale 

Harrison avenue 



1,676 



3,923 

2,469 



2,430 



1,007 



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-hoase 28. 

See Engine-house 29. 
See Hose-house 7. 

See Engine-house 25. 
Engine 33 in this building. 
See Engine 45. 
Built in 1892. 



Fire Department. 15 

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

Hose. 

Amount of hose purchased and condemned since February 
1, 1894, to January 31, 1895, is as follows : 

Purchased. Condemned. 

Leading, Cotton, 18,500 feet. 12,554 feet. 

" " Rubber, 3,000 " 500 " 

Chemical, 1,000 " 450 " 

Suction, 115 " 168 " 



Total, 22,615 " 13,672 " 

Amount of hose in use and in storehouses February 1, 

1895 : 

In use. In storehouses. 

Cotton, 65,950 feet. 11,150 feet. 

Rubber 4,150 " 3,700 " 

Chemical, 5,050 " 600 " 

Suction, 1,003 " 65 " 

Total, 76,153 « 15,515 " 



16 



City Document No. 12. 



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



Sept. 1, 1329, to August 

" 1830, " 

" 1831, " 

" 1832, " 

" 1833, 

" 1834, 

" 1836, 

" 1837, " 

" 1838, 

" 1839, " 

" 1840, 

" 1841, " 

" 1842, " 

" 1843, 

" 1844, " 

" 1845, " 

" 1846, " 

" 1847, " 

" 1848, 

" 1849, 

" 1850, " 

" 1851, " 

" 1852, 

" 1853, 

" 1854, " 

« 1855, 

" 1856, " 

" 1857, " 

" 1858, " 

" 1859, 

" 1860, " 

'< 1861, " 

" 1862, " 

" 1863, " 

" 1864, " 

" 1865, " 

" 1866, to Dec. 31, 



31, 1830 
1831 
1832 
1833 
1834 
1835 
1837 
1838 
1839 
1840 
1841 
1842 
1843 
1844 
1845 
1846 
1847 
1848 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1854 
1855 
1856, 
1857 
1858 
1859, 
1860, 
1861 . 
1862, 
1863. 
1864. 
1865. 
1866. 
1866 . 



Aiarms 


Losses. 


Insurance. 


Population. 


110 


$118,540 


$52,750 


61,392 


62 


23,620 


4,320 




89 


68,195 


40,975 




159 


74,613 


25,713 




130 


69,405 


37,925 




109 


107,440 


45,970 


78,603 


159 


130,295 


55,125 




105 


32,118 


20,238 




96 


140,004 


61,191 




113 


77,973 


58,632 


85,000 


140 


102,975 


36,920 




194 


102,118 


44,533 




232 


128,666 


90,086 




267 


164,083 


95,252 




223 


234,591 


169,440 


114,366 


289 


226,338 


155,205 




270 


172,973 


87,159 




282 


222,273 


162,085 




339 


300,525 


216,992 




240 


123,660 


76,197 


138,788 


333 


386,107 


192,937 




169 


402,849 


215,315 




205 


515,167 


295,056 




195 


150,772 


106,880 




174 


537,604 


361,047 


160,508 


167 


409,353 


2S7.832 




164 


258,231 


233,787 




161 


390,657 


316,207 




166 


761,370 


646,210 




194 


521,383 


471.S53 


. 177,902 


172 


617,213 


405,928 




172 


1,107,569 


806,433 




141 


367,429 


120,909 




188 


858,381 


493,369 




131 


559,749 


318,067 




221 


681,554 


474,171 


192,324 


64 


408,560 


383,700 





Fire Department. 



17 



Recapitulation. — Concluded. 



Jan. 1, 1867, to Dec. 31, 
" 1868, " 

" 1869, 
" 1ST0, 

1871, 

1872, 
" 1S73, 

" 1874, to April 30, 
May 1,1874, 

1875, 

1876, 

1877, 

1S78, 

1879, 

1880, 
" 1881, 
" 1882, 

1883, 

1884, 

1885, 

1886, " 

1887, 

1888, 
" 1899, 
" 1890, to JaD., 
Jan. 1, 1891, to Feb. 1, 
Feb. 1, 1892, 

" 1893, " 

1894, 



1S70 . 

1871 . 

1872 . 

1873 . 
1S74 . 
1875 . 
1876. 
1877. 
187S . 

1879 . 

1880 . 

1881 . 
1882. 
1883. 
1884. 
1885 . 
1886. 

1887 . 

1888 . 
1SS9 . 

1890 . 

1891 . 

1892 . 

1893 , 

1894 . 
1895 



284 
293 
3S5 
497 
549 
640 
620 
291 
702 
483 
509 
514 
563 
571 
731 
595 
727 
793 
927 
785 
827 
975 
962 
963 
679 
1,230 
1,412 
1,718 
1,977 



$402,115 

401,106 

447,723 

855,571 

704,329 

1 1,516,549 

2,680,953 

941.4S3 

1,228,403 

541,272 

481,354 

516,000 

403,451 

1,260,490 

1,183,818 

615,836 

814,154 

998,554 

1,593,393 

821,848 

911,999 

784,667 

1,078,333 

4,746,869 

556,597 

1,629,413 

1,926,897 

4,348,902 

1,369,230 



Insurance. Population. 



$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,S49,246 
7,299,353 
7,981,807 
8,068,295 
7,0S2,541 
6,771,654 
10,165,625 
12,146,904 
16,023,952 
9,397,054 
19,247,795 
22,674,186 
27,875,355 
29,331,244 



342,000 



449,000 



Total 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 damaged .... 



1,859 

1,327 

29 

350 

5 



792 
105 
114 
H07 



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



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5 


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350 


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5 


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79 


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30 


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11 


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22 


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46 


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9 


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5 


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8 


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48 


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46 


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6 


Fireworks ..... 






30 


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5 


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9 


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14 


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66 


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22 


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10 


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16 


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124 


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30 


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68 


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29 


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12 


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6 


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Respectfully submitted, 



1,977 



Robert G. Fitch, 
Geokge H. Innis, 
Henry S. Russell, 

Fire Commissioners . 



APPENDIX 



The following tables show the location of the several 
pieces of apparatus in service or reserved, together with the 
name of the builder and when put in service ; also a state- 
ment of the hydrants and reservoirs in use, and the fires 
and alarms from February 1, 1894, to February 1, 1895. 



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FIRES AND ALARMS 



FEBRUARY 1, 1894, TO FEBRUARY 1, 1895. 



FEBRUARY. 



Thursday, 1st, 9 AM. Still. 

Off Quincy st. Owned by city of Boston; loss, $50; occupied by 
city of Boston, as watchman's house on the dump; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 1st, 3-52 A.M. Box 412. 
No. 22 Nashua st. Owned by P. Sullivan ; insurance, $3,000 ; occu- 
pied by T. B. Finnerty, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
sparks from pipe setting fire to rags. 

Friday, 2d, 8 A.M. Still. 
No. 10 Charles st. No damage; cause, chimney burning out. 

Friday, 2d, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 360£ Tremoxt st. Owned by Samuel Jennison ; loss, $7 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by Mrs. L. Tyler, as lodgings; originated on 
2d floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 2d, 1-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 312 Hanover st. Owned by Gould estate; insurance, $4,500; 
occupied by R. H. Burden, as apothecary; insurance, $1,500; originated 
in cellar; cause, soot burning in chimney. 

Friday, 2d, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 374 Newbury st. Owned by G. C. Ainsworth ; insurance, 
$17,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $4,700; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 2d, 8-55 P.M. Still. f 

Holms-street Theatre. Originated on stage. Cause, breaking of 
an electric wire. 

Friday, 2d, 10-30 P.M. Automatic. 

No. 352-4 Washington st. Originated in basement; cause, acci- 
dental cutting of wire. 

Friday, 2d, 5-55 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 4 Spring st. Owned by Owen Tiverton ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Hannah Wood, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; cause,, 
breaking of lamp. 



36 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 2d, 8-17 P.M. Box 414. 
No. 89 Brighton st. Owned by C. Siskird; loss, $300; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by H. Sanpol, as dwelling; loss, $400 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, breaking of oil lamp. 

Friday, 2d, 9-03 P.M. Box 17. 
No. 151 Hanover st. Owned by Davis heirs ; loss, $983 ; insurance, 
$25,000; occupied by W. Bixby & Co., as liquors; insurance. $31,000; 
occupied by W. P. B.Brooks, as furniture; loss, $6,4CC; insurance, 
$30,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Friday, 2d, 10-21 P.M. Box 423. 
Call-st. pl. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Saturday, 3d, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 86 Conant st. Owned by Thomas Leary; loss, $26; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. A. Brannon, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
i; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking kerosene lamp. 



Saturday, 3d, 10-27 A. 31. Box 92. 
No. 8 Follen ST. Owned by A. M. Cutter; loss, $160; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by M. J. Clark, as dwelling: loss, $61 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, bursting of water-back. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-20 P.M. Box 29. 
No. 5 Acorn st. Owned by James Koough ; loss, $86 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Richard Dixon, as dwelling; loss, $24; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated in cellar ; cause, unknown. 

Sunday, 4th, 8-15 P.M. Still 
No. 152 Charles st. Cause, chimney burning out; no damage. 

Sun-day, 4th, 6-07 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 8 Boylston SQ. False; cause, escaping steam. 

Monday, 5th, 7-55 P.M Still. 
No. 297 Congress st. Cause, light mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Monday, 5th, 5-09 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 169 Dorchester ave. Owned by F. Johnson; loss, $12; insu- 
rance, $250; occupied by Hilton & Co., assign-painters; loss, $5; in- 
surance, $250; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 5th, 7-07 P.M. Box 43. 
No. 38 Bedford st. Owned bv West End Railroad Company; loss, 
$52; insurance, $15,000; occupied by various parties, as offices, etc.; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 5th, 11-54 P.M. Box 83. 
Northampton st. Originated on West End Railroad car; cause, 
electric motor ; needless. 

Monday, 5th, 11-59 P.M Box 821. 
Cambridge st. Owned by Brookline Gas Company; loss, $3,080; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by same, as gas-works; loss, $1,808; insu- 
rance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 37 

Tuesday, 6lh, 8-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 149 Sterling st. Owned by J A. Horn ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$900 ; occupied by Samuel T. Horn, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ;' 
cause, defective chimney. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 Hudson st. Owned by Stephen Tarbell estate; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Goethal, as dwelling; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Tuesday, 6th, 3-05 P.M. Box 27. 

No. 126 Mt. Vernon st. Owned by W. H. Horton; loss, $250; in- 
surance, $4,000; occupied by John Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $50; ori- 
ginated in cellar ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 9-30 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 82i Leverett st. Owned by S. Hosmer estate; insurance, 
$21,000; occupied by Casper Berry, as storeroom; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 6th, 10-29 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 24 Conant ST. Owned by Michael Kelly ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by same, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking 
of kerosene lamp. 

Wednesday, 7th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 352 Main st. Owned by F. O. Reed; loss, $5; insurance-, 
$6,000; occupied by Givons Bros., as grocers; insurance, $2,000; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 7lh, 6-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 115 Paris st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, lamp too near 
ceiling : no damage. 

Thursday, 8lh, 1-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 116—124 Merrimac st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, fire built 
to thaw out old bricks ; no damage. 

Thursday, 8lh, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Broadway and T st. Cause, burning out of fuse on West 
End Railroad electric car ; no damage. 

Thursday, 8th, 3-25 P.M. Box 629. 

No. 139-143 Border st. Originated in boiler-room ; cause, bursting 
of cask ; needless. 

Thursday, 8th, 3-37 P.M. Box 144. 

No. 790 E. Tiitrd st. Owned by J. B. McNutt ; loss, $78 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Jos. Carmody, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in cellar; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
Summer st. Cause, burning out of fuse on West End Railroad car. 



38 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, 9th, 12-21 P.M. Box 638. 
No. 325 Boeder st. Owned by James L. Walsh ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by Jane Carter, as dwelling: loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 4-40 P.M. Automatic. 

No. 89 Chauncy st. Originated in "basement; cause, accidental 
crossing of wires ; false alarm. 

Sunday, 11th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 47 Piedmont st. Cause, chimney blown over crushing in the 
roof. 

Remarks. — Slightly injuring a man named A. Hughes. 

Sunday, 11th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Wall st. Owned by L. Krowl ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied 
by A. Rosenberg, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 11th, 11-26 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 209 Blue Hill ave. Owned by Christian Linan ; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500 ; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion oily rags. 

Sunday, 11th, 4-49 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 83 Brighton st. Owned by A. Mancovitz ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $800; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 12th, 8-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 51 Trenton ST. Originated on 1st floor; cause, smoky stove- 
pipe ; needless alarm. 

Monday, 12th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 363 Chelsea st. Owned by J. FI. Sheehan; occupied by 
same, as engine-shed ; originated on roof ; cause, smoke-stack igniting 
woodwork. 

Monday, 12th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 78 Newman st. Owned by Philip Mahone ; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Hannah Flaherty, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, child and matches. 

Monday, 12th, 2-35 P.M. Still. 
Boylston st. Cause, defective motor, West End Railroad car. 

Monday, 12th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 296 Sumner St. Owned by Mary C. Kewer; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by Ginsburg Bros., as bakery; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, burning of straw on top pf oven. 

Monday, 12th, 9-43 A.M. Box 324. 

Rear No. 149 Bowdoin st. Owned by J. D. Reinhart; loss, $50; 
occupied O. C. Charles, as stable; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, overheated oil stove. 



Fire Department. 39 



Monday, 12th, 10-10 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 7 Federal court. Owned by Joseph P. Hamlin ; insurance, 
$30,000 ; occupied by Stone & Forsythe, as paper stock ; insurance, 
$40,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas igniting naphtha vapor. 

Monday, 12th, 3-27 P.M. Box 238. 

Swett ST. Owned by Maston & Wells ; loss, $75 ; occupied by 
same, as fireworks; loss, $25; originated on 1st floor; cause, friction 
in moving a box across the floor. 

Monday, 12th, 9-57 P.M. Box 364. 
West Park st. Owned by A. W. Lent; loss, $400; insurance, 
$2,500 ; unoccupied ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of 
plasterer's stove. 

Monday, 12th, 10-23 P.M. Box 621. 
Nos. 57 and 59 Cottage st. No. 57, owned by Micah Dyer heirs ; 
loss, $400; insurance, $2,000; No. 59, owned by Thomas Hartnett; loss, 
$340; insurance. $1,500; No. 57, occupied by Patrick Cunningham, as 
bakery and dwelling ; loss, $350 ; insurance, $1,500 ; No. 59, occupied by 
Thomas Hartnett, as dwelling; loss, $198; insurance, $500; originated 
on 2d floor of No. 57 ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 12th, 10-41 P.M. Box 537. 

Mendum ST. Owned by Mrs. E. Eichorn; loss, $3,000 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $2,500; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated hot-air pipe. 

Remarks. — Box 554 at 10.50 P.M. was for this same fire. 

Tuesday, 13th, 12-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 364 Walnut ave. Originated on 1st floor ; cause, light mis- 
taken for fire ; needless. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3-05 A.M. Box 64. 
No. 998 Washington st. Owned by J. J. Grace ; insurance, $35,000 ; 
occupied by Dr. W. P. Ballance, as apothecary ; loss, $384 ; insurance, 
$8,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ether igniting from a lamp. 

Tuesday, 13th, 10-17 P.M. Box 534. 
No. 205 Florence st. Owned by Dr. Whitcomb ; loss, $500 ; in- 
surance, none ; occupied by Folsom Lug Manufacturing Company, as 
factory; loss, $188; insm-ance, $1,600; occupied by VVilliams Manu- 
facturing Company, as factory; loss, $125; insurance, $300; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Wednesday, 14th, 9-42 P.M. Still. 
Hanover st. Cause, electricity in West End Railroad car. 

Wednesday, 14th, 2-26 A.M. Box 76. 
No. 80 Worcester st. Owned by J. Sumner heirs; loss, $144; 
insurance, $11,000 ; occupied by J. L. Stone, as lodgings ; loss, $417; 
insurance, $1,600; originated in basement; cause, defective furnace. 



/, 14th, 5-13 P.M. Box 411. 
No. 75 Pitts st. Owned by E. B. Bodge; loss, $40; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied G. Gallucio, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, overheated stove. 



40 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-52 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 37 Hudson ST. Owned hj M. Freeman, Jr. ; loss, $93; insur- 
ance, $16,000 ; occupied by M. J. Maloney, as dwelling; loss, $45 ; 
insurance, $1,300; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 15th, 7-55 A.M. SHU. 

Cor. Dorchester and Fourth sts. Cause, burning out of motor 
on West End Railroad car. 

Thursday, 15th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Cause, blowing off of fuse, West End R.R. car. 

Thursday, 15th, 5-35 A.M. Box 452. 

Rear No. 305 Medford st. Owned by John A. Barnes ; loss, $660 
insurance, $1,050; occupied by John A. Barnes, as stable; loss, $40 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by C. C. C. Club, as club-room ; loss, $70 
occupied by Riverview Club, as club-room ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
3d floor; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Remarks. — William Deer burned to death. 

Thursday, 15th, 7-35 A.M. Box 413. 

Warren bridge. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. ; occupied by Pullman 
Car Company, as storeroom; originated under building; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion oily waste. 

Thursday, 15th, 7-53 P.M. Box 521. 

No. 159 Green ST. Owned by Patrick Meehan ; loss, $14; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by Harriet Downs, as dwelling; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 16th, 9-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Dartmouth st. Originated in basement; cause, 'smoke 
from furnace ; needless. 

Friday, 16th, 5-39 A.M. ' Box 622. 

Bear No. 296 Sumner st. Owned by Mary C. Kewer; loss, $120; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by S. Pearlman, as bakery; loss, $42; in- 
surance, $1,200; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 16th, 3-02 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 84 Blackstone st. Owned by Geo. N. Black; insurance, 
$12,500; occupied by R. Huntley & Son, as butter, eggs, etc.; loss, 
$100; insurance, $2,000; occupied by L. H. Huntley, as butter, eggs, 
etc.; loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, 
probably electric wires. 

Friday, 16th, 12-25 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 34 Clark st. Owned by James Chrisholm ; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by various parties, as tenements, originated on 
2d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 17th, 9-35 A.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 518-536 AVashington st. Originated on 4th floor; cause, ac- 
cidental breaking of wire; false. 



Fire Department. 41 

Saturday, 17th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 613 Tremont ST. Originated in basement; cause, smoky- 
furnace ; needless. 

Saturday, 17th, 8-20 P. M. Still. 

No. 1218 "Washington st. Owned by Berwin Brothers; loss, $85; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by A. A. "Towle, as lodgings; loss, $29; 
insurance, $3,000; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 

Saturday, 17th, 4-26 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 109 E. Brookline st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, kettle 
of fat boiling over; needless. 

Saturday, 17th, 6-40 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 6 Emmet pl. Owned by Mrs. Allen; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Edward Flint, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-45 P.M. Box 18. 

No. 75 Court st. Owned by Joshua M. Sears ; loss, $339 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by F. A. Walker, as kitchen furniture; insurance, 
$35,000; occupied by W. H. Blake, as billiard hall ; loss, $16(5; insur- 
ance, $1,500; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 4-02 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 133 Oliver st. Owned by N. Whiting estate; insurance, $11,- 
000; occupied by W. S. Hill, as Electric Co.; loss, $189 ; insuiance, 
$15,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 12-08 A.M. Box 614. 

Rear No. 340 Maverick st. Owned by Samuel Warren ; loss, $875 : 
insurance, $1,300; occupied by same, as boat-house; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 19th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 561 Saratoga st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, kettle of fat 
boilling over ; needless. 

Monday, 19lh, 9-21 A.M. Box 458. 

No. 458 Rutherford ave. Owned by Winkley-Maddox Ice Co. ; 
loss, $10; occupied by T. H. Arbing, as harnesses ; _ loss, $5; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Monday, 19th, 7-30 P.M. Box 56. 

No. 255 South st. Originated in boiler-room ; cause, igniting of oil ; 
needless. 

Tuesday, 20th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Leverett st. Owned by A. Perkins; loss, $32; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Charles Barrett, as dwelling; loss, $28; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-28 A.M. Automatic. 

No. 53 Washington st. Originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown ; 
false. 



42 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 20th, 2-27 A.M. Box 258. 

No. 1736 Tremont St. Owned by J. M. Prendergast; loss, $60; in- 
surance, $4,000 ; occupied by same, as liquors ; loss, $60 ; insurance, 
1 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



Tuesday, 20th, 5-20 A. M. 2d Alarm 5-42 A. M. Box 413. 

No. 232 Friend st. Owned by Charles Roberts heirs ; insurance, $9,- 
500; occupied by Cutter & Parker, as doors, etc. ; loss, $11,482; insur- 
ance, $14,250; originated on 5th floor; cause, spontaneous. 

Tuesday, 20th, 4-38 P.M. Box 247. 
Tremont and Francis sts. Cause unknown ; false. 

Tuesday, 20th, 8-49 P.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 39 and 41 Lincoln st. Owned by Sargent heirs ; loss, $1,091 ; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Morris & Martin, as pants m'fg; loss, 
$5,331; insurance, $11, 0U0 ; Means & Co., as shoes ; loss, $198; insur- 
ance, $1,000; Boston Felting Co., as salesroom; loss, $25; insurance, 
$8,000; C. Martin & Son, as cloth sponging; loss, $84; insurance, 
$2,000; E. F. Sanborn & Co., as boots and shoes; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 21st, 3-43 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 76 Waltham st. Owned by A. Harmon estate ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $6,0(J0; occupied by W. A. Lovelace, as dwelling; insurance, 
1,500; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Thursday, 22d, 8-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 58 Chestnut st. Cause, chimney burning out. 

Thursday, 22d, 12-29 P.M. Still. 
No. 17 Cooper st. Originated on 2d floor; cause, smokey chimney. 

Thursday, 22d, 5-44 A.M. Box 537. 

No. 114 Poplar st. Owned by Orrall heirs ; loss, $120 ; insurance, 
$4,500 ; occupied by J. W. Pierce, as boarding-house ; originated in cel- 
lar ; cause, hot ashes. 

Thursday, 22d, 10-52 A.M. Box 481. 

Fitchburg R.R. yard. Owned by Eastman Car Heater Co. ; loss, 
$50 ; insurance, blanket policy ; occupied by same, as empty car ; cause, 
oil leaking on stove. 

Thursday, 22d, 2-52 P.M. Box 265. 

Warren, near Rockland st. Cause, defective motor on West End 
Railroad car. 

Friday, 23d, 1-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 384 Main st. Cause, smokey stove. 

Friday, 23d, 8-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Truro st. Originated in basement; cause, smoke from 
furnace. 



Fire Department. 43 



Friday, 23d, 2-25 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 31 Gardner st. Owned by Mrs. Dooling; insurance. $2,500; 
occupied by Mrs. E. Brown, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, clothes taking fire from stove. 

Friday, 23d, 2-26 P.M. Box 635. 
No. 1G9 Chelsea st. Cause, burning of soot in chimney; needless. 

Friday, 23d, 2-58 P.M. Box 43. 

Bedford st. Originated on street; cause, bo'iling over of a kettle of 
tar. 

Friday, 23d, 8-27 P.M. Box 455. 

No. 100 Arlington ave. Owned by F. O. Reed; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by N. E. Novelty Co., as engine-room; insur- 
ance, $14,500 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion 
among oily waste. 

Friday, 23d, 9-13 P.M. Box 98. 

W. Chester park. Cause, electric motor on West End Railroad 
car; needless. 

Friday, 23d, 12-15 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 79 Travers ST. Owned by O. M. Wenthworth ; loss, $27 ; in- 
surance, $10,000 ; occupied by East India Bedding Co., as bedding; 
loss, $100; originated on street, in front of building; cause, boys set- 
ting fire to thirty-five bales of husk. 

Saturday, 24ih, 10-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Cushman ave. Originated in basement; cause, thawing out 
water-pipes ; no damage. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-08 P.M. Stilt. 
No. 61 Marlborough st. Cause, chimney burning out. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-56 A.M. Box 965. 2d Alarm. 

Rear No. 341 Codman st. Owned by Adam Low; loss, $4,092; in- 
surance, $4,500; loss, $1,500; insurance, $500; loss, $300; owned by 
Wm. Henry; loss, $128; insurance, $500; three buildings, occupied, by 
the Dorchester Furniture Company, as factory and stable ; loss, $6,366 ; 
insurance $7,000; one building occupied by Wm. Henry, as slable; 
originated in Furniture Company's stable ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-38 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 40 Water st. Owned by Simmons estate; insurance, $300,000 ; 
occupied by same as engine-room ; insurance, $4,500 ; originated in 
basement; cause, sparks igniting wooden partition. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-44 A.M. Box 56. 

Nos. 163-165 Kneeland st. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. ; loss, 
$6; insurance, $1,900; occupied by E. S. Fogarty, as provisions; loss, 
$50; insurance $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out of 
water-pipe. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-20 P.M. Box 563. 

Ivory st. Owned by 25 Associates ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Chauncy Shaw, as dwelling; loss, $629 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, lamp overturning. 



44 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 24Ui, 12-15 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 123 West Eighth st. Cause, steam mistaken for fire; needless. 

Sunday, 25th, 8-1,9 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 3 AVoodward st. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire; 
needless. 

Sunday, 25th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 78 Prince st. Owned by M. Z. Cohen ; loss, $.52 ; insurance, 
$17,500; occupied by. same, as dry goods; loss, $986; insurance, 
$2,000; originated in basement; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 10-33 A.M. Still. 

No. 310 Washington st. Owned by E. A. White estate; loss, $25; 
insurance, $20u ; unoccupied ; originated ou 1st floor ; cause, thawing 
water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 10-12 A.M. Box 89- 

No. 20 St. James ave. Owned by J. Leighton ; loss, $75; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by M. E. Tinkham, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 11-15 A.M. Box 374. 

Gleason st. Owned by Harvard Congregational Society ; loss, $398 ; 
insurance $8,000 ; occupied by same, as church ; loss, $260 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Sunday, 25ih, 12-36 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 80 Warrenton st. Owned by J. J. Martin ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Annie McAdams, as lodgings; loss, $50; 
originated on 2d Moor ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 25th, 10-27 A.M. Box 412. 

No. 11 Cottixg st, Owned by G. H. Lane; loss, $20; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. Warrenow, as dwelling; loss, $127; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-44 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 83-89 Causeway st. Owned by P. Brigham heirs; loss, $770; 
insurance, $70,000; occupied by G. S. YVvman & Co., as dining-room; 
loss, $1,500; occupied by Cobb, Bates, & Yerxa, as groceries; loss, 
$325; insurance, $25,000; occupied by Hawyard Bros., as furniture; 
loss, $475; insurance, $24,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 25th, 7-32 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 292 North st. Owned by J. O. Bergman; loss, $120; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by J. J. Johnson, as boarding-house; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Monday, 26th, 1-28 A.M. Still. 
Boyi.ston st. Cause, smoky grate in Hotel Brunswick ; needless. 

Monday, 26th, 7-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 92 Princeton st. Owned by F. Schomolz ; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $2, SOU ; occupied by Sadie Lambert, as bakery ; loss, $250 ; insur- 
ance, $700; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 



Fire Department. 45 



Monday, 26th, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Cause, motor on West End R.R. car. 

Monday, 26th, 6 P.M. Still. 
No. 272 Marlborough st. Cause, chimney burning out. 

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

No. 39 West Dediiam st. Owned by Edward Smith ; occupied by 
A.Alexander, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d lioor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 26th, 7-57 A.M. Automatic. 

No. 287 Congress st. Owned by Oliver Ditson & Co. ; loss, $100; 
insurance, $56,000; unoccupied; originated on 1st floor; cause, escap- 
ing steam. 

Remarks. — The damage was done by steam which was shut off by 
member of Engine 25. There was no fire. 

Monday, 26lh, 11-08 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 33 India st. Owned by Joel Thayer heirs; loss. $380; insur- 
ance, $4,00<>; occupied by Samuel Walker & Co , as oil store; loss, 
$100; originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion oily 
waste. 

Monday, 26th, 12-37 P.M. Box 414. 

Cor. Leverett and Brighton sts. Cause, smoky stove in freight 
car of the Boston & Maine R.R. ; needless. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-45 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 23-37 Chandler st. Owned by Boston & Albany R.R. ; loss, 
$25; insurance, $300.000 ; occupied by same, as grain elevator; insur- 
ance, $00,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause spontaneous combustion 
oily rags. 

Tuesday. 27th, 4-48 P.M. Box 648. 

No. 291 Lexington st. Cause, smoky chimney ; needless. 

Tuesday, 27th, 7-59, 8-16 P.M. Box 47. , 

Nos. 72-74 Pearl st. Nos. 72-74, owned by Boston Real Estate 
Trust; loss, $6,775 ; rents, $947 ; insurance, $26,000 ; occupied by Oakes 
Manufacturing Company, as dyes, etc. ; loss, $6,000 ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by P. F. Collier, as book publishers ; loss, $1,371 ; insurance, 
$3,0()0; occupied by G. H. W. Bates, as musical instruments; loss, 
$6,683 ; insurance, $7,900; occupied by Biglow, Dowse, & Co., as hard- 
ware; loss, $8,380; insurance, $15,000; occupied by Coburn Stationery 
Company, as printers ; loss, $3,299 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by W. 
G. Denney, as furniture ; loss, $9,067 ; insurance, $12,500 ; occupied by 
R. Preston, as printing presses; loss, $165; insurance, $1,000; oc- 
cupied hy C. M. Landers, as printer; loss, $60; insurance, $1,050; oc- 
cupied by Frank Wood, as printer; loss, $1,936; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Frank Trifet, as printer; loss, $155; insurance. $800; oc- 
cupied by Frank Harrison, as printer; loss, $505; insurance, $600. 

Nos. 68-70. Owned by Boston Real Estate Trust; loss, $4,603; 
insurance, $26,000; occupied by Frank J. Scott, as emery wheels; loss, 
$5,244; insurance, $25,000; occupied by Barney Ventilator Fan Com- 
pany, as fans, etc. ; loss, $315; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Boston 
Incandescent Lamp Company, as store; loss, $221 ; insurance, $7,040; 



4G City Document No. 12. 



occupied by Frederick Giles & Co., as bookbinders; loss, $2,168; 
insurance, $7,000. 

Nos. 7C-78. Owned by Andrew J. Weeks ; loss, $696; insurance, 
$22,500; occupied by Hayden, Gandenier, & Co., as wholesale shoes 
(water damage) ; loss, $2,673 ; insurance, $16,500 ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 28th, 5-54 A.M. Box 64. 

Nos. 68-74 Shawmut ave. Owned by Cohen Bros.; loss, $175; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by John Dobson, as barber; loss, $120; 
insurance, $500 originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



MARCH. 



Thursday, 1st, 1-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Percivae pl. Owned by Frederick L. Crane ; loss, $23 ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by Patrick Madden, as dwelling; origina- 
ted on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 1st, 11-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 64 Harvard st. Owned by Mrs. J. M. Harwood ; loss, $10 ; 
insurance, $.'5,000; occupied by M. J. Hogan, as grocery; loss, $25; 
insurance, $5,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace- 
i pipe. 

Thursday, 1st, 2 P.M. Still. 

No. 288 Bowen st. Owned by Thomas F. Callahan ; loss, $127 ; 
insurance. $2,500; occupied by G. A. Stacey, as dwelling; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Thursday, 1st, 2-05 A.M. Box 89. 

No. 593 Boylston ST. Owned by Chauncey Hall School Association ; 
loss, $1,875; insurance, $30,000; occupied by same as school ; orig- 
inated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 2d, 6-04 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 145 Cambridge st. Owned by John Federhan ; loss, $287 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by S. Berkman, as toys, etc. ; loss, $516; in- 
surance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 2d, 6-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 Warrenton st. Owned by Geo. Darrow ; loss, $81 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Wm. P. Fairbanks, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, curtain in contact with gas jet. 

Friday, 2d, 6 P.M. Still. 

No. 64 Savin st. Owned by R. F. Andrews; no claim ; occupied by 
C. W. Roberts, as dwelling; loss, $97 ; insurance, $2,000; originated on 
2d floor; cause, curtain in contact with gas jet. 

Remarks. — Mr. C. W. Roberts burnt on hands and wrist while extin- 
guishing flames. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-45 P.M. Box 435. 
Medford st. Cause, gas leak in street lamp ; needless. 



Fire Department. 47 



Saturday, 1 P.M. Still. 

No. 130 Salem st. Owned by Dr. Gobron ; insurance, $5,500 ; occu- 
pied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 3d, 9-03,9-13 P.M. Box 51. 

No. 373 Atlantic ave. Owned by Horace G. Lewis ; loss, $7,422 ; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by W. A. Wood & Co., as oil store; in- 
surance, $10,000. Nos. 367 to 369, owned by Franklin King; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $10,400; occupied by Alden Spears' Sons & Co., as mill 
supplies; loss, $1,140; insurance, $8,800; occupied by D. Lothrop & 
Co.. as stoi-age of paper; loss, $320; insurance, $10,000; occupied by 
R. H. Stearns & Co'., as storage of dry goods; loss, $500; insurance, 
$13,000. Nos. 379 to 381 , owned by G. W. Brown ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by A. E. Emerson & Co., as storage of cotton; loss, 
$2,174; insurance, $14,250; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Rochester st. Owned by D. G. Harris ; insurance, $3,500 ; 
occupied by Louis Sylvester, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-17 P.M. Box 112. 

Nos. 10 and 12 Swan st. Owned by D. D. Gilbert; loss, $60 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by P. F. Shevlin, as bottler ; loss, $323 ; insur- 
ance, $8,615; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-04 A.M. Box 74. 

No. 1508 Washington st. Owned by S. B. Hopkins; loss, $115; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by E. M. South, as lodgings; loss, $240; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 3d, 11-30 A.M. Still. 

Opp. 399 Dudley st. Cause, defective motor on West End Rail- 
road car. 

Saturday, 3d, 4-06 P.M. Box 218. 

No. 1127 Harrison ave. Owned by F. J. Crosby; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by J. Bannon, as dwelling; originated on l-oof ; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 4th, 8-3S P.M. Box 12. 

No. 4 Butttjick PL. Owned by Buttrick heirs; insurance. $1,000; 
occupied by Mrs. L. McLaughlin, as tenement; loss, $5 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Remarlcs. — Frank McLaughlin, two years old, slightly burned. 

Sunday, 4th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

Tremont, opp. Bromfield sts. Owned by West End Street Rail- 
road ; occupied by West End Street Railroad; originated on car; cause, 
sparks from motor. 

Monday, 5th, 7-02 P.M. Box 679. 

Gladstone st. Owned by James Larrabee ; vacant lot ; cause, grass- 
fire set by boys ; needless. 



48 City Document No. 12. 

Monday, 5th, 6-5.9 P.M. Still. 

No. 72 Broad st. Owned by A. L. Lincoln ; insurance, $4,000; oc- 
cupied byE. L. Munroe & Co., as liquors; insurance, $1,500; originated 
in basement; cause, breaking of gas jet; needless. 

Monday, 5th, 8-23 P.M. Box 122. 

No. 51 Newman st. Owned by Margaret Welsh ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Wm. A. Norcott, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, explosion of lamp. 

Monday, 5th, 7-32 P.M. Box 94. 

No. 263 Columbus ave. Owned by N. P. Hamblen ; loss, $165 ; 
insurance, $60,000; occupied by A. Buzzell, as grocery; loss, $118; in- 
surance, $25,700; originated in basement ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 5th, 5-50 A.M. Box 534. 

No. 174 Sycamore st. Owned by Mrs. B. A. Field; loss, $325; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Jere. Field, as dwelling; loss, $300; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 5th, 5 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Chelsea st. Cause, burning soot in chimney. 

Tuesday, 6th, 7-05 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 18 Oxford st. Owned by Mrs. E. A. Trumbull; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $4.00u; occupied by J. M. Clifford, as lodgings; loss, $30; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, breaking of kerosene 
lamp . 

Tuesday, 6th, 11 A.M. Box 127. 

No. 157 West Ninth st. Owned by Michael Joyce; loss, $60; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Nancy Bresnahan, as dwelling ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8-42 P.M. Box. 927. 
Cause, dust mistaken for smoke and fire ; needless. 

Wednesday, 7th, 6-37 A. 31. Still. 

No. 107 Beacon st. Owned by F. W. Bradlee; occupied by same, 
as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, electric-light wires. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-22 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 Crescent pl. Owned by J. Olinsky; loss, $40; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by A. Gold, as dwelling; loss, $150; insurance, $800; 
originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

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

Boylston st. Owned by West End R.R. ; occupied by same, as car; 
originated on top of car; cause, broken trolley wire. 

Wednesday, 7th, 11-43 P.M. Box 315. 
No. 543 Dudley st. Cause, smoky chimney ; needless. 

Wednesday 7th, 10-28 P.M. Box 413. 
Causeway st. Owned by B. & M..R.R. ; occupied by same, as 
depot ; originated on roof ; cause, spark from locomotive. 



Fire Department. 49 



Thursday, 8th, 7-59 P.M. Box 428. 

Mystic wharf. Owned by Jersey Central R.R. Company ; loss, 
occupied by same, as coal barge; originated in cabin; cause, 
■careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 8th, 12-56 A.M. Box 44. 
High-st. PL. Cause unknown; false alarm. 

Thursday, 8th, 8-59 P.M. Box 412. 

Rear 6 Cotting st. Owned by L. Kroll ; loss, $250 ; insurance, 
$3,800; occupied by Benj. Gerson, as dwelling; 'originated on 1st 
floor; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 8th, 10-17 A.M. Box 331. 

No. 118 Hancock st. Owned by Mrs. S. P. Dexter; loss, $317; in- 
surance, $5,400 ; occupied by Dr. N. W. Emerson, as dwelling; loss, 
$3,400; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 4-22 P.M. Box 513. 

No. 185 Lamartine st. Owned by Fred Ganter ; loss, $554; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; occupied by Clark & Cook, as dry goods ; loss, $2,500 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 64 Hunneman st. Owned by J. W. Todd ; occupied by J. J. 
Snyder, as stable; originated on outside of building; cause unknown. 

Friday, 9th, 3-05 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 219 North st. Owned by Barnes heirs; loss, $130; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by J. F. Mansfield & Co., as inner soles, etc. ; insur- 
ance, $14,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, oil-stove exploding. 

Friday, 9th, 10-45 P.M. Box 38. 

At T wharf. Owned by Thompson & Cunningham ; loss, $10 ; 
occupied by same, as fishing schooner ; originated in forecastle ; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Friday, 9th, 5-09 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 162 Eliot st. Owned by P. F. Connors ; insurance, $15,000; 
occupied by same, as grocery; insurance, $1,700; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, explosion of hot water boiler. 

Remarks. — Patrick Caine slightly injured by explosion. 

Friday, 9th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 29 Worcester st. Cause, supposed fire ; needless. 

Friday, 9th, 1-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Hamlet st. Owned by Charles F. Berry; loss, $43; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by T. D. Keyes, as dwelling; loss, $12; in- 
surance, $500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 10th, 2-49 A.M. Box 632. 

No. 36 Decatur St. Owned by F. E. Gueth ; loss, $140; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by same, as bakery; loss, $218 ; insurance, $2,100; 
-originated in basement ; cause, boiling over of kettle of fat. 

Remarks. — Bernard Hoffman, a baker, nearly suffocated by smoke. 



50 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 10th, 12-43 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 2 Farwell ave. Owned by Mary Stone ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,000; unoccupied; originated on 2d floor; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-02 P.M. Box 144. 

No. 54 P ST. Owned by James Collins ; loss, $150 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by James W. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $75 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 11th, 11-26 A.M. Box 419. 

Off Rutherford ave. Originated on vacant lot; cause, rubbish 
set on fire by boys. 

Sunday, 11th, 7-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 Crescent pl. Owned by J. Levine;loss, $106 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by A. Swatz, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 4th. 
floor; cause, kerosene : oil stove taking fire. 

Sunday, 11th, 4-48 P.M. Box 411. 

No. 93 Portland st. Owned by R. Codman ; loss, $52; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by S. Sampner, as tailor-shop; originated on roof^ 
cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 11th, 3-33 P.M. Box 127. 
No. 241 E ST. Cause, smoky chimney; needless. 

Monday, 12th, 9-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 21 Meridian st. Owned by John McWeeney ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by same, as dwelling ; insurance, $10,500; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 12th, 2-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 59 Wakren st. Owned by B. J. Hearn; loss, $100; insurance,. 
$5,000; occupied by same, as boarding-house; originated in basement; 
cause, careless use of lamp. 

Monday, 12th, 2 P.M. Still. 

Travers st. Occupied by East India Bedding Company, as bedding ; 
loss, $5; originated in street, in bales of excelsior; cause, sparks from 
pipe. 

Monday, 12th, 4-42 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 21 Lowell st. Owned by H. Tarlinsky ; occupied by L. Labo- 
witz, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; cause, kettle of fat taking 
fire. 

Monday, 12th, 2-19 A.M. Box 415. 

No. 88 Poplar st. Owned by D. Kenna; loss, $160; insurance, 
$2,700 ; occupied by Mary Ebolibich, as grocery ; loss, $237 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 11-27 P.M. Box 319. 
Off Norfolk ave. Owned by Thomas Hanley ; loss, $20 ; occu- 
pied by same, as storage; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 13, 8-12 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Elder pl. Owned by Haberlow & Berlow; unoccupied; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, boys setting fire to rubbish. 



Fire Department. 51 

Wednesday, 14th, 9-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 12 Summer st. Owned by J. H. & G-. Q. Thorndike ; insurance. 
$48,000 ; occupied by William Skinner, as dry goods ; insurance, $10,- 
000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, careless use of lighted candle. 

Wednesday, 14ih, 11-18 A.M. Box 415. 
No. 2 Elder pl. Owned by Haberlow & Bernstein; unoccupied, 
being demolished ; originated in basement ; cause, set on fire by boys. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-17 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 2 Elder pl. Cause, boys setting fire to old building material on 
open lot. 

Wednesday, 14th, 7-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Rochester st. Owned by Isaac Brewson ; insurance, $3,400; 
occupied by Mrs. Carney, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 4th floor ; 
cause, falling of kerosene lamp. 

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

No. 310 Chelsea st. Owned by Patrick Connors ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated in ash-shed ; cause, hot ashes in wood-barrel. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-03 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 134 Milk ST. Owned by Mary L. Burbank ; loss, $108; insur- 
anee, $5,000 ; occupied by A. Klepstein & Co., as dye stuffs ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, lighted gas jet. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-38 A.M. Box 79. 
No. 224 Beacon st. Originated in chimney; cause, burning of soot. 

Thursday, loth, 6-03 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 4 Porcelian pl. Originated outside of building; cause, set by 
boys. 

Thursday, 15th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

Dorchester and Second sts. Originated in remains of an old torn- 
down building ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 15th, 5-10 P.M. Box 94. 

No. 335 Columbus ave. Owned by L. W. Nute estate ; loss, $1,438 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by W. J. Conklin, as druggist; loss, $63 ; 
insurance, $15,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-31 A.M. Box 211. 

No. 70 Williams st. Owned by John Mullin ; loss, $137 : insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by J. Richards, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 
3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 15th, 9-05 P.M. Box 515. 
No. 94 Boylston ave. Owned by Bridget Dolan ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Catherine Johnson, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 16th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 97 Silver st. Originated in yard ; cause, old lounge set on 
fire by the owner, to get rid of it ; needless. 



52 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, 16th, 10-06 A.M. Box 96. 

No. 261 Columbus ave. Owned by In". B. Hamblin trustee ; loss, $404 ; 
insurance, $70,000; occupied by William Ridlon et als., as dwellings; 
loss, $266; insurance, $25,700; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless 
use of lighted candle. 

Friday, 16th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 990 Harrison ave. Cause, burning soot in chimney. 

Friday, 16th, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

Prince st. Originated in pile of old lumber on new parkway ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 17th, 8-02 P.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 37 and 39 Arch st. Owned by Emery estate ; loss, $984 ; insur- 
ance, $28,000 ; occupied by F. H. Bailey, as dining-room; loss, $1,872 ; 
insurance, $3,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 17th, 11-20 A.M. Still. 
Kneeland st. Cause, blowing out of fuse on West End R.R. car. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-52, 8-22 P.M. Box 818. 

Off St. Mart st. Owned by R. H. Grogan ; loss, $8,000 ; insur- 
ance, $8,000 ; occupied by same, as stable ; loss, $4,000 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 17th, 5-55 P.M. Still 
No. 1976 Washington st. Cause, soot burning in chimney. 

Saturday, 17th, 12-51 P.M. Box 199. 
No. 45 Hancock st. Owned by A. P. Wheelock ; loss, $25 ; oc- 
cupied by A. H. Copley, as apothecary; loss, $32; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, ignition of naphtha. 

Sunday, 18th, 7-43 P.M. Box 618. 
Nos. 164 and 166 Marginal st. Owned by Sarah L. Bowker; loss, 
$280; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Sophia Crouse, as dwelling; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, hot stove-pipe in contact with woodAvork. 

Sunday, 18th, 6-11 A.M. Box 38. 
Nos. 17 and 19 India sq. Owned by Arthur H. Pickering; loss, 
$15; insurance. $2,500; occupied by J. M. Bean Can Company, as 
cans; loss, $17; insurance, $2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 11-25 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 67 Beach st. Owned by Michael Rogan ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by A. E. Stranyan, as provisions; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 18th, 4-30 P.M. Box 77. 
False alarm ; cause, box pulled by boys, 

Sunday, 18th, 4-19 A.M. Box 99. 
No. 43 Cambria st. Owned by Alden & Avery heirs; loss, $450; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by H. C. Turner, as stable; loss, $50; 
insurance, $45,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 



Fire Department. 53 

Sunday, 18th, 4-26 P.M. Box 362. 
Off Back st. Brush fire ; originated in woods ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 18th, 11-19 P.M. Box 542. 

Railroad st. Owned by W. S. Mitchell; loss, $1,513; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by same, as carpenter shop; loss, $2,995 ; insurance, 
$5,100; originated on outside, in shaving bin; cause unknown. 

Monday, 19th, 4-33 P.M. Box 427. 

No. 9 Prospect st. Owned by W. F. Sullivan ; loss, $103 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by W. F. Murray, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on roof ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 19th, 6-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Hanover st. Owned by Shattuck heirs; loss, $60; insur- 
ance, $20,000; occupied by J. H. Butler, as dry goods; loss, $31; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on outside of building; cause, gas jet 
setting fire to clothes hanging outside of building. 

Monday, 19th, 11 P.M. Still. 
No. 410 Columbus ate. Needless ; cause, supposed fire. 

Monday, 19th, 8-25 P.M. Box 937. 
Faulkner st. Owner unknown; loss, $10; occupied by boys, as 
rendezvous; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 11-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 82 Dover st. Owned by Blair estate ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Mrs. K. Hai'ris, as lodgings; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, overturned lamp. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 Division st. Owned by Sumner Crosby ; occupied by same, 
as hay-shed ; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Tuesday, 20th, 12-22 P.M. Box 194. 
Off Grampian way. Owned by Hemmenway heirs; vacant lots; 
grass fire-; cause, set by boy. 

Tuesday, 20th, 1-54 P.M. Still. 
Washington, cor. Beech sts. Needless ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 3-01 P.M. Box 364. 
Rear No. 420 Washington st. Owned by Roswell Cleason 
estate ; loss, $25 ; occupied by W. V. Tripp, as barn ; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from stove-pipe. 

Wednesday, 21st, 2-55 P.M. Automatic. 
Hoosac Dock, Water st. False; cause, accidental, men working 
at wires. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-55 P.M. Box 465. 
No. 90 Cambridge St. Owned by G-. H. Robinson ; loss, $20 ; 
occupied by same, as stable ; loss. $25 ; insurance, $335 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, dropping of lighted lantern. 
Remarks. — G. H. Robinson slightly burned on hand. 



54 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-28 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 1 Tennyson st. Owned by James Stevenson ; occupied by 
J. Brind, as dwelling; loss, $6; originated on 1st floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 21st, 12-45 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 31 Genesee st. Owned by S. J. Sullivan ; loss, $365 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Michael Crowley, as dwelling; loss, $30; 
origanated on 3d floor;- cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-34 P.M. Box 133. 

No. 119 Mercer st. Owned by C. B. Lancaster; loss, $24; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by A. T. Young, as dwelling ; originated in 
basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 21st, 1-42 P.M. Box 142. 

West First and E sts. Needless ; cause, overheated still in 
Jenny's Oil Works. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-14 A.M. Box 155. 

No. 138 I ST. Needless ; cause, burning of a kettle of fat. 
Remarks. — A child named John Breen, four years old, slightly in- 
jured by being knocked down by District Chief Keyes' team. 

Wednesday, 21st, 2-26 P.M. Box 92. 

Irvington st. Owned by J. Randall Coolidge ; loss, $240; insur- 
ance, $70,000 ; occupied by Beacon Vacuum Pump Company, as factory ; 
loss, $243; insurance, $i51,000; originated in basement; cause, ex- 
plosion of nephtha. 

Remarks. — Wm. E. Nickerson, an employee, was burnt on the hand. 

Wednesday", 21st, 1-13 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Knig-hts pl. Cause, chimney burning out. 

Thursday, 2 2d, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

Ellery st. Originated on dump ; cause, spontaneous combustion 
old waste. 

Thursday, 22d, 7-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 533 Columbus ave. Cause, supposed fire ; needless. 

Thursday, 22d, 6-40 P.M. Box 247. 
No. 1678 Tremont st. Needless; cause, smoke from chimney. 

Friday, 23d, 6-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 324 Main st. Owned by Phipps heirs, insurance, $2,000; oc- 
cupied by F. N. Chamlin, as grocery; loss, $12; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overturning lamp. 

Friday, 23d, 3-15 P.M. Box 133. 

Vale st. No. 1, owned by C. Burnnam heirs; loss, $75; No. 2, 
owned by Odorless Excavating Company; loss, $87.50; insurance, 
$200; No. 1, unoccupied, as shed; No. 2, occupied by Odorless Excava- 
ing Company as shed ; originated in unoccupied shed ; cause, in- 
cendiary. 



Fire Department. 55 

Friday, 23d, 5-55 P.M. Box 151. 

No. 9 Howe ave. Owned by Michael Cribben ; loss, $30 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Remarks. — J. J. Burke, of Engine 43, thrown from the seat of the 
engine and received slight injuries to the body. 

Friday, 23d, 9 A.M. Still. 

Washington, cor. Dover st. Owned by Williams heirs ; insur- 
ance, $32,000; occupied by G. E. Lothrop, as theatre; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 23d, 3-40 P.M. Still. 

Washington, near Lake st. Owned by Henry Goodnough ; oc- 
cupied by Roland Sylvester, as paint shop ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $300 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion of oily rags. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 52 Green st. Owned by John Bellows ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by Morris Wolf, as dwelling; loss, $85; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 24th, 4-04 P.M. Box 419. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by T. B. Morrell ; loss, $300 ; insurance, 
$2,585; occupied by same, as stable; loss, $477; insurance, $10,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-57 A.M. Still. 
No. 4 Walnut st. Cause, chimney burning out. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-55 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 54 Kneeland st. Owned by Mrs. L. B. Pierce; loss, $906; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by Mrs. L. B. Pierce, as dwelling; loss, 
$196; insurance, $3,600; originated in basement; cause, overheated 
furnace. 

Saturday, 24th, 3-25 A.M. Box 123. 

Foundry and Division sts. Owned by Wm. J. Loney; loss, $320 ; 
insurance, $500; occupied by same, as stable; loss, $1,182; insurance, 
$2,100; occupied by Alpha Social Club, as club-room; loss, $10; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — Four horses were smothered and two badly burned. 
Ladderman D. J. Calden, of Ladder 5, cut on hand by an axe. 

Saturday, 24th, 9-15 A.M. Box 139. 

No. 524 East Second st. Owned by Frank Jones Brewing Com- 
pany ; loss, $268 ; insurance, $125,575 ; occupied by same, as brewery ; 
loss, $387; insurance, $131,750; originated on 1st floor; cause, ex- 
plosion in malt mill. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-47 P.M. Box 235. 

No. 191 Dudley st. Owned by Thomas M. Bolman ; loss, $25; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Feguson & Tibbitts, as refrigerators ; 
loss, $156; insurance, $1,400; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



56 City Document No. 12. 



Saturday, 24th. 5-29 'A.M. Box 922. 

Nos. 1346-8 Dorchester ave. Owned by Bernard Kelly; loss, 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by same, as shoe store ; loss, $150 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Saturday, 24th, 5-44 P.M. Box 984. 

No. 384 Neponset ave. Owned by John Scanwell ; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by James T. McKenney, as dwelling ; loss, 
$25 ; originated on 2d -floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 25th, 1-32 P.M. Still. 
Causeway st. Cause, chimney burning out ; needless. 

Sunday, 25th, 12-56 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 78 Phillips St. Owned by Boston Cooperative Company ; loss, 
$125 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by L. Eaton, as grocery ; loss, $96 ; 
insurance, $500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 26th, 8 P.M. Box 41. 

Milk st. Owned by C. J. Miner; loss $10; occupied by same, 
as bootblack stand ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, probably 
from stove. 

Monday, 26th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 73 Mt. Vernon st. Cause, chimney burning out ; needless. 

Monday, 26th, 10-14 A.M. Box 18. 

No. 22 Brattle st. Owned by E. Wheelwright ; loss, $30 ; insurance,. 
$7,000; occupied by Wm, Brown, as clothes cleaning; loss, $150; 
originated in basement ; cause, ignition of naphtha. 

Remarks. — Wm. Brown severely burnt about face and hands. 

Monday, 26th, 8-10, 8-16, P.M. Box 56. 

No. 255 High st. Owned by Pintsch Gas Company; occupied by 
same, as gas-house ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ignition of oil in 
boiler-room. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 North Margin St. Owned by M. Wyzanski; insurance 
$3,000 ; occupied by N. Ginsburg, as tenement ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, dropping of lighted kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 27th, 11-03 P.M. Box 413. 

No. 276 Friend st. Owned by T. B. Beal ; loss, $175 ; insurance, 
$85,000; occupied by J. Perasso, as fruit store ; loss, $130; insurance, 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown . 



Tuesday, 27th, 10-01 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 7 Swan st. Owned by Robert Bishop; occupied by D. J. 
Dillon, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, old lounge set on 
fire by boys. 

Tuesday, 27th, 4-10 P.M. Still. 
Off Blue Hill ave. Brush fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 27th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
Chester and Rockville sts. Brush fire ; cause, sparks from loco- 
motive. 



Fire Department. 57 

Wednesday, 28th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 123 Merrimac st. Owned by John Martin ; occupied by W. G. 
Russell, as liquors ; originated in basement; cause, electric-light wire. 

Wednesday, 28th, 7-10 P.M. Box 129. 
No. ]51 West Fourth st. Cause, smoky chimney; needless. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-29 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 19 Prentiss st. Owned bj' S. Lippman; loss, $35; insurance, 
"%000; occupied by Geo. Kopp, as tin shop; loss, $10; insurance, 
~" ; originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 



Wednesday, 28th, 4-27 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 1 Arcadia st. Originated in grass ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 28th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
Mt. Hope Cemetery. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 42 Broadway. Owned by Robert McDevitt; loss, $30; 
occupied by W. Wolstein, as bakery; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated furnace. 

Wednesday, 28th, 9-48 P.M. Box 362. 
Off Back st. Brush fire in the woods; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 3-15 P.M. Box 639. 

No. 78 Saratoga st. Owned by Welch & Cutting, trustees ; loss, 
$20 ; insurance, $3,000 ; unoccupied ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Thursday, 29th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 218 Commercial st. Owned by George L. Clark; insurance, 
$3,500 ; occupied by Ellen Burke, as tenement ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 29th, 12-40 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 545 and 547 Washington st. Owned by Adams estate; loss, 
$10 ; insurance, $43,000 ; occupied byB. F. Keith, as theatre ; insurance, 
$25,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, electric-light wire. 

Thursday, 29th, 1-59 A M. Box 64. 

No. 7 Asylum st. Owned by H. C. Sneaden ; loss, $50; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Isaac Goldman, as lodgings; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, carelesss use of matches. 

Thursday, 29th, 12-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 18 Ashland pl. Cause, smoky stove ; needless. 

Friday, 30th, 8-51 P.M. Box 645. 

No. 412 Border st. Owned by Isaac Pratt, Jr. ; occupied by L. F. 
Pratt, as foundry; originated in basement; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 



58 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 30th, 4 P.M. Box 684. 

Prescott st. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by Emerson 
School-house ; cause unknown ; false. 

Remarks. — Annie McNeil, eight years old, slightly injured, being 
knocked down by District Chief's wagon, as it was leaving quarters. 

Friday, 30th, 8-32 P.M. Box 451. 

Stone st. Owned by John Sanborn ; unoccupied ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 30th, 5-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Fleet st. Owned by Lewis Levonson ; loss, $70 ; insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by Andrew Olsen, as lodgings; loss, $11; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 30th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 30 Fleet st. Owned by Thomas McCormick ; insurance, $4,500 ; 
occupied by Michael Christopho, as tenement; loss, $15; originated on 
3d floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 30th, 2-01 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 18£ Moon st. Owned by Lewis Levenson ; loss, $70 ; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by same, as tenement ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $500 ; orig- 
inated on 1st floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Friday, 30th, 6-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Cambridge st. Cause, chimney burning out. 

Friday, 30th, 9-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 195 Beacon st. Cause, smoky furnace ; needless. 

Friday, 30th, 3-41 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 75 Harrison ave. Owned by Mrs. Thomas Marsh ; loss, $767 ; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Geo. Damon, as dwelling; loss, $200; 
occupied by L. R. O'Molsky, as furniture store; loss, $318; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 30th, 5 P.M. Still. 
Off Camrridge st. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Friday, 30th, 6-47 P.M Still. 
No. 31 Mall st. Cause, soot burning in chimney; needless. 

Saturday, 31st, 8 P.M. Still. 

No. 53 Letden st. Owned by Mary De Marchi; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Gitano Regsua, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 31st, 8-27 P.M. Still. 

Albert, near Kemp st. Owned by James J. Kemp ; loss, $5 ; occu- 
pied by J. J. Riley, as stable ; originated on outside of 1st floor ; cause, 
set by boys. 



Fire Department. 59 

Saturday, 31st, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 423 Shawmut ave. Owned by W. H. Wade estate ; occupied 
by Geo. E. Thompson, as dwelling; loss, $75; insurance, $1,500; orig- 
uated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene oil lamp. 

Saturday, 31st, 12-30 A.M. Box 259. 
Rear No. 28 Wyman st. Grass lire ; cause, set by boys. 



APRIL. 



Sunday, 1st, 6-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 635 Tremont st. Originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 
Remarks. — Notified after the fire was out. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-20 P.M. Still. 

Boston & Albany freight yard. Bonfire; originated in yard: 
cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 1st, 11-19 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 2 Williams court. Cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Sunday, 1st, 4-43 P.M. Box 194. 
Grampian way. Originated in grass ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-57 P.M. ' Box 436. 
Brown ave. Originated in grass ; cause unknown ; needless. 

Sunday, 1st, 7-32 P.M. Box 539- 
Ashland and Oakland sts. Brush fire; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-39 P.M. Box 547. 
Off Rockland st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-46 P.M. Box 989. 

Off Granite st. Occupied by N.Y\, N.H. & H. R.R., as pile of 

sleepers; loss, $50; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 9 A.M. Still. 
Pratt st. Grass fire ; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Monday, 2d, 9-52 A.M. Still. 

B ST. Occupied by D. J. O'Keefe, as vacant lot ; originated in ma- 
nure pile ; cause", set by boys. 

Monday, 2d, 3-18 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 184 Charles St. Owned by M. M. Cunniff ; loss, $637 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000 ; occupied by J. A. Sullivan, as liquors ; no loss ; occupied 
by Adamson & Nosikosky, as shirt manufacturer; loss, $150 ; insurance, 
$1,800; occupied by N. Weisman, as cigar manufacturer; loss, $450; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by B. Levin, as cigar manufacturer ; occu- 
pied by D. Wasserman, as tailor ; loss, $600 ; occupied by J. Dreyfus 



60 City Document No. 12. 



& Sons, as shirt manufacturer; loss, $56; insurance, $1,150; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown; supposed incendiary. 

Remarks. — The following parties had clothing in process of manu- 
facture. Cushing, Olmstead, & Snow; loss, $401; insurance, $11,920; 
Rice, Sayward, & Whitten ; loss, $343 ; insurance, $5,000 ; Fowle, Cobb, 
& Pearson ; loss, $385 ; insurance, $2,000. 

Monday, 2d, 8-39 P.M. Box 33. 

Needless. Cause, accidental. 

Remarks. — Fire patrol testing box door; in shutting the door caused 
the alarm to go off. 

Monday, 2d, 7-23 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 42 Troy St. Owned by Blair estate ; insurance, $2,000 ; occu- 
pied by various families, astenements ; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 1-40 P.M. Box 128. 

No. 366 Dorchester st. Owned by Chas. Reed; occupied by C. 
L. Borden, as dwelling ; originated in basement; cause, children and 
rrititcliGS 

Monday, 2d, 4-24 P.M. Box 195. 

Off Bath ave. Grass fire ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 2d, 4-30 P.M. Box 513. 

No. 115 Boylston ST. Owned by D. A. Ginn & Co. ; loss, $500 ; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by same, as coal-shed ; originated on roof ; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Remarks. — Box 548 was rung in for the same fire. 

Monday, 2d, 9-20 P.M. Box 513. 

Rear 180 Boylston st. Owned by Mr. Hicks ; occupied by same, as 
storage lumber ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 2d, 8-45 P.M. Box 529. 
Washington st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 12-50 P.M. Box 996. 
Morton st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 2d, 4-11 A.M. Box 989. 

Marsh st. Owned by Fannie Hook ; loss, $340 ; insurance, $400 ; 
occupied by David M. Briggs, as stable; loss, $1,200; insurance, none; 
origin unknown; cause, incendiary. 

Tuesday, 3d, 8-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Nawn st. Originated in chimney ; cause, soot on fire. 

Tuesday, 3d, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
Off Boylston st. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 3d, 5-30 P.M. Still. 
Off Hereshoff st. Originated in pile of rubbish; cause, set by 
boys. 



Fire Departbient. 61 

Tuesday, 3d, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 290 Federal st. Owned by Prestiss & Hobbs estate ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by E. C. Foley, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, overturned lamp. 

Tuesday, 3d, 7-53 P.M. Box 57. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-09 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 5 Dover st. Owned by J. Childs; loss, $450; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by E. Dwinnell, as lodgings; loss, $250 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor ; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — J. L. M. Babcock, a lodger died, from suffocation. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-37 A.M. Still. 

No. 84 Cross st. Owned by Clinton Viles; loss, $260; insurance, 
$12,500; occupied by James H. Stone, as tailor-shop ; loss, $35; origi- 
nated on 5th floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-01 A.M. Box 19. 

No. 21 Cross st. Owned by Ward estate ; insurance, $5,000 ; occu- 
pied by M. Abrams, as boarding-house; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-19 A.M. Box 135. 

No. 588 East Ninth st. Owned by Thomas Johnson ; loss, $235 ; 
insurance, $400; occupied by W. H. Donald, as stable; loss, $112; 
insurance, $500 ; occupied by C. Hottleman, as stable ; loss, $61 ; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-52 P.M. Box 361. 

Cor. Blue Hill ave. and Back st. Owned by Chas. A. Calder ; 
occupied by children, as play-house ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
children and matches. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-19 A.M. Box 541. 

Berry st. Owned by Thomas Manning ; occupied by same, as stable ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, boys and matches. 

Thursday, 5th, 5-58 A.M. Still. 

No. 97 Court st. Owned by L. Merriam, trustee ; insurance, $10,000 ; 
occupied by W. H. Knights, as apothecary; insurance, $5,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, wood work set on fire by gas-heater. 

Thursday, 5th, 1-OS P.M. Box 17. 

No. 19 Morton ST. Owned by Barnard Finn ; loss, $180 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by Lena Robonski, as tenement ; loss, $10 ; originated 
in basement: cause, kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 5th, 1-45 P.M. Box 214. 

Rear No. 71 Windsor st. Owned by W. H. Whitaker; loss, $10; 
31 Greenwich street, owned by E. T. Hickey ; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by G. W. Whitman, as dwelling ; occupied by same as 
wood-shed ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, set by boys. 



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Friday, 6th, 9 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 248 Newbury st. Owned by H. Bennistock; loss, $10; 
insurance, $12,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $5,000; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot ashes. 

Friday, 6th, 7-51 P.M. Box 48. 

Opp. No. 590 Atlantic ave. Owned by Walter H. Sampson ; loss, 
$5 ; occupied by same, as tool-house ; loss, $15 ; originated in tool-house ; 
cause, spontaneous combustion of oily waste. 

Friday, 6th, 5-38 A.M. Box 49. 

No. 427 Washington ST. Owned by E. £. Saulsbury ; loss, $365 ; 
insurance, $20,000; occupied by H. Beaumenthal, as tailor; loss, $10; 
occupied by Lincoln Brown, as tailor ; loss, $686; insurance, $6,500; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 7th, 12-01 A.M. Still. 

No. 207 Tremont st. Owned by J. M. Little estate ; insurance, 
$25,000 ; occupied by Boston Lunch Company, as lunch-room ; insur- 
ance, $1,100; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated oven. 

Saturday, 7th, 3-18 P.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 67-69 Endicott st. Owned by Waite, Bond, & Co ; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by same, as cigar factory; insurance, $102,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, overheated thermostat. 

Saturday, 7th, 11-23 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 63 Commercial st. Owned by Wm. Appleton heirs; insurance, 
$24,000; occupied by Swaine, Earle, & Co., as teas, etc.; insurance, 
$90,000 ; originated on attic floor; cause, explosion in a blower. 

Saturday, 7th, 12-42 P.M. Box 419. 
Cause, fire in Cambridge ; Engine 27 and Hose 3 responded. 

Saturday, 7th, 5-18 A.M. Box 647. 

Rear No. 100 Condor st. No damage ; originated on roof ; cause, 
spark from furnace. 

Sunday, 8th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 54 Kneeland st. Owned by L. B. Pierce; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by same, as dwelling ; insurance, $3,600; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire ; needless. 

Sunday, 8th, 12-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 402 Harrison ave .Owned by Mary Haley ; occupied by Arthur 
Payette, as photograph-gallery ; originated on 1st floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Sunday, 8th, 7-53 P.M. Box 56. 

B. & A. Freight yard. Owned by W. U. Tel. Co. ; occupied by 
same, as cable-house ; originated on 1st floor; cause, overcharged wire. 

Monday, 9th, 1-24 P.M. Box 68. 
No. 587 Harrison ave. Owned by J. F. O'Neil ; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $8,000 ; occupied by same, as liquors ; insurance, $5,000 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from chimney. 



Fire Department. 63 



Monday, 9th, 10-58 A.M. Box 122. 

Champney and Newman sts. Originated on 1st floor; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion of oily rags. 

Remarks. — Thrown into street by occupants. Alarm needless. Cap- 
tain Bartlett, of Engine 1, thrown down in the tender of the engine, and 
received injuries to his back and side. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-32 P.M. Still. 
No. 330 Sumner st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, smoky stove ; 

Tuesday, 10th, 8 P.M. Still. 
No. 581 Washington st. Owned by A. Shumati ; insurance, 
$49,000; occupied by D. Wolf son, as clothing; insurance, $7,500; oc- 
cupied by M. C. Clark, as hotel ; insurance, $30,000; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 10th, 10-04 A.M. Box 254. 
No. 55 Old Heath st. Owned by J. W. Kenney ; loss, $80 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by P. McMahone, as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 10th, 12-25 A.M. Box 414. 
No. 110 Leverett st. Owned by J. O'Day; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. B. Thornton, as grocery; insurance, $1,500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, spark from stove. 

Tuesday, 10th, 9-37 A.M. Box 617. 
Pier No. 6, Grand Junction yard. Owned by B. & A. R.R. ; in- 
surance, $40,000 ; occupied by Warren Steamship Co., as freight house ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of coal gas in stove; needless. 

Wednesday, 11th, 1-20 P.M. Box 14. 

Nos. 303-5 Commercial st. Owned by S. F. Woodridge ; loss, 
$25 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Jarvis & Smith, as bankrupt 
stock ; loss, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Second alarm pulled by an excited citizen at 1-23 P.M., 
which was needless. 

Wednesday, 11th, 9-45 P.M. Box 44. 
Nos. 73-75 High st. Owned by E. K. Harris; loss, $1,479; insur- 
ance, $30,000 ; occupied by Emery & Crane, as sheep skins ; loss, 
$12,172; insurance, $56,800; occupied by J. A. Davis & Co., as sheep 
skins ; loss, $9,181 ; insurance, $25,325 ; occupied by C. H. Dernham & 
Co., as agents; loss, $6,250; insurance, $24,000; occupied by Knowles 
& Poole, as boots and shoes; loss, $113; insurance, $4,000; occupied 
by E. L. Shultz, as sample office; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; occu- 
pied by C. B. Lovewell, as leather; loss, $52 ; insurance, $2,500; origi- 
nated on 3d floor: cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 11th, 12-12, 12-22 P.M. Box 61. 
Nos. 217-223 Tremont st. Owned by James Stevenson ; loss, 
$6,826, insurance, $35,000; occupied by W. Cohen, as dwelling; loss, 
$556; insurance, $2,000; occupied byH. N. Thayer, as dwelling; loss, 
$361; insurance, $1,000; occupied by W. R. Norton, as confectioner; 
loss, $354; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Gr. H. Biddle, as caterer; 
loss, $125; insurance, $1,000; occupied by John H. Sperry, as artist; 
loss, $598; insurance, $800; occupied by Mrs. David, as dressmaker; 
loss, $450; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Mrs. Furber, as dwelling ; 
loss, $250; insurance, $1,200; originated in basement; cause un- 
known. 



64 City Document jS'o. 12. 

Wednesday, 71th, 3-50, 3-54, 4-06 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 134 Tudor st. Owned by Adams Bros.; loss, $4,796; insur- 
ance, $4,600 ; occupied by same, as waste and cotton ; loss, $6,020 ; in- 
surance, $4,000. 

No. 236 E ST. Owned by John Denning ; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by several families, as dwellings. 

No. 139 Tudor st. Owned by Mary McGann; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by several families, as dwellings; originated on 
2d floor of No. 134; cause, friction from picking machine. 

Remarks. — Levi Thing, of Ladder 5, slightly burned on face and 
hands. 

Thursday, 12th, 5-20 A.M. Still. 

Dorchester ave. Owned by N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R. ; loss, $5; in- 
surance, $2,500 ; occupied by same, as freight shed ; originated on 
roof ; cause, electric-light wire. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-18 A.M. Still. 
No. 274 Beacon st. Originated in chimney ; cause, burning out. 

Thursday, 12th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 142 George st. Owned by W. B. Wallace; insurance, $2,500; 
•occupied by John W. McCabe, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; originated on 
3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 12th, 9-32 P.M. Still. 
Friend st. Originated in basement ; cause, casks of lime. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-42 P.M. Box 639. 

Rear No. 221 Havre st. OAvned by Julia Murphy ; insurance, 
$300 ; occupied by same, as storehouse ; originated in basement ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Friday, 13th, 6-08 P.M. Box 13. 

Nos. 141-7 North st. Owned by Hemingway estate; loss, $32 ; in- 
surance, $13,000; occupied by F. O. Vegelahn, as furniture; loss, 
$5,015 ; insurance, $22,060 ; occupied by J. V. Fletcher & Son, as pro- 
visions ; loss, $147; insurance, $2,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 1-56 A.M. Box 85. 

Nos. 438-46 Tremont st. Owned by L. F. Perry ; loss, $5,730 ; in- 
surance, $21,000; occupied by Taylor & McDonald, as millinery; loss, 
$448; insurance, $500; occupied by Bly & Richmond, as barbers; loss, 
$225; insurance, $*500; occupied by Int. Pub. and Portrait Company, 
as factory; loss, $854; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Dean Printing 
Company, as office; loss, $20; insurance, $800; occupied by Perry & 
Whitney, as sashes; loss, $1,292; insurance, $3,500; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — J. H. Sullivan lost his life by suffocation. 

Friday, 13th, 9-42 P.M. Box 253. 
Blue Hill ave. Owned by Consumptive Home ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; occupied by same, as hospital ; loss $15 ; insurance, $500 ; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective grate. 

Saturday, 14th, 10-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 256 Columbus ave. Cause, supposed fire ; needless. 



Fire Department. 65 

Saturday, 14th, 5-36 A-M. Box 15. 

No. 107 Commercial st. Owned by Daniel Goodnough; loss, $53; 
insurance, $13,000 ; occupied by C. & J. F. Baker, as grocers ; loss, $35 ; 
insurance, $16,000 ; originated in basement; cause, sjiontancous combus- 
tion among sweepings. 

Sunday, 15th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 242 Everett st. Owned by P. McLoughlin ; loss, $14 ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by same, as dwelling, insurance, $600; origi- 
nated in chimney ; cause, soot burning. t 

Sunday, 15th, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
Cause, burning chimney out; needless. 

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

No. 12 Leverett st. Owned by Willard ; insurance $5,000; occu- 
pied by Alice Howe, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, gas jet setting fire to lace curtain. 

Sunday, 15th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 

Off Swan ST.. Originated on vacant lot; cause, rubbish set on fire 
by boys. 

Sunday, 15th, 5-41 P.M. Box 217 

Old Colony R.R. yard, Culvert st. Owned by Lehigh Valley 
R.R. ; occupied by Crockett Bros., as load of hay; loss, $125; 
■originated in carload of hay; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 15th, 3-17 A.M. Box 641. 

No. 11 Trenton st. Owned by H. B. Crandell ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Caswell & Manning, as fish ; originated in 
basement ; cause unknown . 

Sunday, 15th, 7-45 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 20 and 22 Pitts st. Owned by Whiting estate ; occupied by 
Hill &Co., as coppersmiths; originated in basement; cause, spark from 
forge. 

Monday, 16th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 637 Tremont st. Needless; cause, supposed fire. 

Monday, 16th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 39 Howard st. Owned by W. K. Porter; occupied by Knick- 
•orborker Club, as rooms ; oi'iginated on 3d floor; cause, kei'osene-oil 
.stove taking fire. 

Monday, 16th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 

Haven Ave. Brush fire; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Monday, 16th, 7-40 P.M. Still. 
Swan st. Bonfire. Originated on vacant lot; cause, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 17th, 12-20 A.M. Still. 

Okf South st. Originated in pile of R.R. sleepers ; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 



66 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 17th, 3-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 43 Dover st. Originated in yard ; cause, burning- rubbish. 

Tuesday, 17th, 9-14 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 51 Appleton st. Owned by S.E. Griffin; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by S. E. Rogers, as dwelling; loss, $44; insurance, 
originated on 4th floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 



Tuesday, 17th, 4-32 P.M. Box 531. 

Union terrace. Owned by Miss Susan Carey ; loss, $233 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by John Orth, as dwelling; loss, $450; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 18th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 131 Portland st. Owned by Sohier heirs ; occupied by Chelms- 
ford Iron Co., as office; originated in cellar; cause, workmen setting 
floor on fire with a torch. 

Wednesday, ISth, 6-41 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Bowdoin ST. Owned by Mrs. Fabyan ; loss, $45; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by D. M. Waite, as dwelling; loss, $17; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas jet igniting lace curtain. 

Wednesday, 18th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Havre and Gove st. Originated in school-yard ; cause, bon- 
fire set by boys. 

Wednesday, 18th, 7 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 86 London st. Bonfire; originated on vacant lot; 
cause, set by boys. 

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

Opp. No. 236 Havre st. Bonfire; originated in street; cause, set 
by boys. 

Wednesday, 18th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Porter and Paris sts. Bonfire; originated in street; cause, 
set by boys. 

Wednesday, 18th, 11-20 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 28 Sudbury st. Owned by Levi Boles estate ; loss, $697 ; in- 
surance, $15,000 ; occupied by Atlantic Paper Box Co., as manufactory ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. L. Taylor, as dasher 
manufactory; loss, $121; insurance, $1,300; occupied by A. Lees, as 
woo mantels ; loss, $269 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by J. Smith, as 
harness supplies; loss, $518; insurance, $5,000; occupied by Geo. 
Springall, as harness supplies; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 5-10 A.M. Box 114. 

No. 204 West Third st. Owned by F. L. Moore; loss, $13; insur- 
ance, $1,000 ; occupied by John Cowling, as stable ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 18th, 2-03 P.M. Box 252. 

Nos. 2790-2 Washington st. Owned by J. Andrews ; loss, $304 ; 
insurance, $6,000; occupied by A. L. Ober, as grocer; loss, $172; in- 
surance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 67 



Wednesday, 18th, 9-48 A.M. Box 411. 

No. 131 Portland st. Owned by W. D. Sohier heirs; occupied by 
Chelmsford Iron Company, as office ; originated in basement ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 19th, 1-35 A.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 236 Havre st. Bonfire ; originated in street ; cause, set by 
boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 1-40 A.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 236 Havre st. Bonfire; originated on vacant lot; cause, 
set by boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 3-30 A.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 229 Havre st. Bonfire ; originated on vacant lot ; cause, 
set by boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Bremen and Curtis sts. Bonfire ; originated on railroad ; 
cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 
Minot ST. Bonfire ; originated in street; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 4-41 P.M. Box 113. 

B, near Congress st. Owned by New York & New England R.R. ; 
occupied by same, as freight car ; originated on inside of car ; cause, 
burning waste thrown into car by boys. 

Thursday, 19th, 5-17 P.M. Box 194. 

No. 2 Robinson court. Owned by Johanna Holloran ; loss, $24 ; 
insurance, $2,600; occupied by G. H. Wilson, as dwelling; loss, $5;, 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective flue. 

Thursday, 19th, 7-39 A.M. Box 459. 

No. 400 Main st. Owned by F. C. Mayberry, agent ; loss $5 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by W. P. Leahy, as provisions; insurance, 
$1,800; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 19th, 9-50 A.M. Box 463. 

No. 400 Main St. Owned by F. C. Mayberry, agent ; loss, $10 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occcupied by W. P. Leahy, as provisions; insurance, 
$1,800 ; originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 20th, 4-10 P.M. Automatic. 

No. 100 Kingston st. Originated on 5th floor; cause, wire too near 
steam-pipes; needless. 

Friday, 20th, 7-23 P.M. Box 83. 

No. 86 Camden st. Owned by A. K. Byrne; loss, $23; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $12; insurance, $1,000; 
originated in basement ; cause, breaking of kerosene-oil lamp. 

Friday, 20th, 8-51 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 55 Baxter st. Owned by John Currie ; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Mary McCarthy, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, breaking of kerosene lamp. 



68 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 20th, 10-33 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 387 West First st. Owned by J. J. Billard; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; occupied by Frank Borniski, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of lighted kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 20th, 9-19 A.M. Box 849. 

No. 11 Newton st. Originated on 1st floor ; cause, oily rags taking 
fire from stove ; no damage. 

Saturday, 21st, 10-15 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 181 Tremont st. Owned by J. J. Grace ; loss, $495 ; insurance, 
$29,970: occupied by Geo. H. Chapman, as pianos; insurance, $10,000; 
occupied by S. Frost, as teacher ; insurance, $500 ; occupied by Harriet 
A. Brook, as dressmaker; insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Madison, of Chemical No. 2, cut on the hand by 
falling glass. 

Saturday, 21st, 12-43 P.M. Box 927. 

Fenton st. Originated in chimney ; cause, soot taking fire. 

Sunday, 22d, 7-37 P.M. Still. 
No. 1162 Washington st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, breaking 
of gas pipe ; no damage. 

Sunday 22d, 11-21 P.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 36 and 38 Hanover st. Owned by J. C. Ropes; occupied by 
G. C. Goodwin & Co., as druggists; originated in basement; cause, 
careless use of cigar. 

Sunday, 22d, 12-57 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 33 Edinboro' st. Owned by Charles A. Barnard ; loss, $18 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by S. M. Warner, as lodging; loss, $34; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, overturned kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 22d, 5-26 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 883 Washington st. Owned by John J. Martin; loss, $161; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by S. Cohen, as clothing; loss, $1,800; 
insurance, $6,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 23d, 7-46 P.M. Box 455. 
No. 16 Arlington ave. Cause, steam mistaken for fir-e. 

Monday 23d, 1-57 P.M. Box 558. 
Chestnut st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 24th, 12-01 A.M. Still. 
No. 167 Dorchester ave. Bonfire ; originated on vacant lot ; cause, 
set by boys. 

Tuesday, 24th, 10-37 A.M. Box 52. 
No. 97 Summer st. Originated in basement ; cause, careless use of 
matches; no damage. 



Fire Department. 69 

Tuesday, 24th, 10-43 P.M. Box 71. 

Nos. 23-25 Berkeley st. Owned by Hayes heirs; loss, $250; in- 
surance, $2,750; occupied by N. McDonald, as horseshoer; loss, $191; 
insurance, $900; occupied by W. A. Spooner, as painter; loss, $120; 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by T. Riley, as bicycles ; loss, $100 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by H. K. Palmer, as storage; loss, $100; in- 
surance, $200 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 24th, 8-39 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1571 AVashington st. Owned by Geo. 1). Sargent; loss, $172; 
insurance, .$8,000; occupied by Geo. H. Clark, as lodgings; loss, $62; 
insurance, $l,0u0 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene 
oil lamp. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 101 Boylston AVE. Originated in chimney ; cause, soot burn- 
ing. 

Wednesday, 25th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

Hanover st. Originated on West End R..R. car; cause, defective 
motor. 

Wednesday, 25th, 1-01 P.M. Box 38. 

India wharf. Originated on wharf; cause, ivpsetting of tar kettle. 

Wednesday, 25th, 10-47 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 200-202 Congress st. Originated in chimney ; cause, smoky ; 
needless. 

Wednesday, 25th, 2-29 P.M. Box 259. 

No. 25 Amory st. Originated in malt mill ; cause, explosion ; need- 
less alarm. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 
Franklin park. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Cazenove ST. Owned by E. H. Sargent; loss, $316; insur- 
ance, $20,000 ; occupied by D. L. McLane, as dwelling ; loss, $495 ; in- 
surance, $1,800; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 443 Dudley st. Owned by Miss Wheaton ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Matthew Burns, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $600 ; 
oi'iginated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Burns was burned about face and hands. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 86 Chandler st. Owned by C. Lawrence ; loss, $40 ; insur 
ance, $4,000; occupied by T. H. Foster, as dwelling; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas jet igniting curtain. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-29 P.M. Box 52. 
No. 15 Milton pl. Owned by Boston University; loss, $130; in- 
surance, $50,000 ; occupied by Collins Press Corporation, as printing ; 
loss, $240 ; insurance, $25,916 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, careless 
use of matches. 

Thursday, 26th, 9-15 A.M. Box 98. 
No. 396 Northampton st. Originated on 5th floor; cause, ignition 
of o-as while changing: meters. 



70 City Document No. 12. 



Thursday, 26th, 9-54 P.M. Box 134. 

Rear No. 134 Tudor st. Owned by Adams Brothers; occupied by- 
same, as yard ; originated in yard ; cause, spontaneous combustion in 
old waste. 

Thursday, 26th, 6-19 P.M. Box 418. 

Beverly st. Owned by E. Torrey ; loss, $491 ;i nsurance, $6,207 ; 
occupied by same, as marble- works ; loss, $91 ; insurance, $26,633 ; 
occupied by John McCarthy & Son, as curriers ; loss, $1,848 ; insurance, 
$11,500; occupied by Standard Manufacturing Company, as egg 
beaters ; loss, $126 ; insui-ance, $2,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
supposed spontaneous. 

Thursday, 26th, 12-22 P.M. Box 548. 

Eear No. 55 Sedgwick st. Owned by R.R. Rose; loss, $22; in- 
surance, $2,000; unoccupied; originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
plumbers' furnace. 

Friday, 27th, 1-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 724 East Third st. Owned by J. H. Walker; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, igniting of kerosene-oil stove. 

Friday, 27th, 1-55 P.M. Automatic. 
Mystic wharf elevator. Oause, false ; trouble with wires. 

Friday, 27th, 2-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 77 Chauncy st. Owned by F. L. Ames estate ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $100,000 ; occupied by Warren & Blanchard, as woollens ; insur- 
ance, $70,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated steam-pipes. 

Friday, 27th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
Back Bay park. Grass fire ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

B. & A. R.R. Owned by B. & A. R.R. ; occupied by same, as signal 
bridge; originated in floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Remarks. — Sub. A. J. G. McKee injured on the knee while respond- 
ing to the alarm. 

Friday, 27th, 8 P.M. Still. 

Swan st. Bonfire. Originated on vacant lot ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 27th, 9-54 P.M. Still. 

Swan st. Owned by O. C. R.R. ; unoccupied ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 27th, 12-07 A.M. Box 65. 

No. 138 Hudson st. Owned by Catherine Kelly ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. K. Riley, as dwelling; loss, $27 ; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Friday, 27th, 3-44 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 215 Dorchester ave. Owned by Mary Flynn ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Bridget Kelly, as dwelling; loss, $103; in- 
surance, $3,000; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 



Fire Department. 71 

Friday, 27th, 6-05 P.M. Box 319. 

Massachusetts ave. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by same, 
as pile of plankwalks ; loss, $150 ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 11-29 A.M. Box 461. 

No. 34 Sever ST. Owned by J. H. Richards ; loss, $70 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Mrs. M. E. Tozier, as lodging-house; loss, $13; in- 
surance, $1,000 ; originated on roof; cause, i - oofers' soldering pot over- 
turning. 

Saturday, 28th, 12-30 A.M. Still. 

Broadway and C st. Occupied by West End Railroad electric car; 
originated under car floor ; cause, burning off of rheostadt. 

Saturday, 28th, 1-53 P.M. Box 81. 

No. 190 W. Canton st. Owned by L. Boles estate ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by E. J. Bartley, as dwelling; originated in 
basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 1 P.M: Still. 

No. 44 Washington st. Owned by Blackstone National Bank ; occu- 
pied by J. Curtin, as furniture ; insurance, $15,000 ; originated in 
grating in front of the store ; cause, cigar igniting waste paper. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-50 P.M. Still 

Off Morton st. Originated on pile of cord wood ; cause unknown ; 
no damage. 

Sunday, 29th, 3-52 P.M. Still. 

Whittier ST. Owned by Silas Pierce ; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by Michael Dolan, as dwelling; originated on mattress in cellar; 
■cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-27 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 143 High st. Owned by John Goldwaite ; loss, $355 ; insurance, 
$15,000; occupied by C. J. Peters & Son, as printers ; insurance, $40,- 
000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 6-58 A.M. Box 19- 

Nos. 41-47 Haverhill st. No. 41 owned by Henry Murray; loss, 
$112; insurance, $1,000 ; rear No. 41 owned by Henry Murray ; loss, 
$70; insurance, $1,000; No. 43 to No. 47 owned by O. M. Wentworth ; 
loss, $22; insurance, $10,000; No. 41 and rear occupied by Henry 
Murray, as marble-works; loss, $138; insurance, $5,000; No. 43 to No. 
47 occupied by several parties, as manufacturers ; originated in building 
rear of No. 41 ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 29th, 10-18 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 235 Hanover st. Owned by C. Horner; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by Morris Levi, as clothing; loss, $3,283; insurance, 
$7,250 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion in oily 
•clothes. 

Monday, 30th, 12-20 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Chelsea and E. Eagle sts. Rubbish fire; originated on 
dump ; cause, set by boys. 



72 City Document JS'o. 12. 

Monday, 30th, 8-26 P.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 203 Paris st. Owned by Thomas F. Lane ; originated on' 
street; cause, boys setting hack on fire. 

Monday, 30th, 9-06 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Paris and Marion sts. Bonfire; originated on street ; cause, 
set by boys. 

Monday, 30th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 36 Morris ST. Bonfire; originated in street; cause, set 
by boys. 

Monday, 30th, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Rochester st. Originated in chimney; cause, soot burning. 

Monday, 30th, 6-05 P.M. Still. 

Boylston and Hereford STS. Originated on vacant lot; cause,, 
burning brush. 

Monday, 30th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

Cabot st. Originated between Engine 13's house and bath-house, in 
rubbish ; cause, set by boys. 

Monday, 30th, 8-34 A.M. Box 17. 

Nos. 102-6 Blackstone st. Originated in chimney ; cause, smoky; 
needless. 

Monday, 30th, 10-31 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 129 State st. Owned by C. U. Cotting trust; loss, $23; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by A. S. Brown & Co., as office; insurance,. 
" ' ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 



Monday, 30th, 11-44 A.M. Box 37: 
No. 206 State st. Cause, smoky chimney ; needless. 

Monday, 30th, 10-23 P.M. Box 47. 

Nos. 60-66 Pearl st. 

Nos. 64-66 Pearl and 11-13 Wendell st. Owned by C. H. Denney ; 
loss, $4,952 ; insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by King & Goddard. as 
agricultural warehouse ; loss, $1,866 ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by 
Mearl & Lowell, as picture-frames; loss, $465; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by W. W. White, as maps, etc. ; loss, $325 ; insurance, $2,000. 

No. 60-62 Pearl st. Owned by A. G-. Weeks; insurance, $24,000; 
occupied by Mills, Knights, & Co., as printers ; loss, $6,694 ; insurance, 
$11,250 ; originated on 5th floor, No. 64-66 ; cause, overheated chimney 
flue. 

Monday, 30th, 6-13 A.M. Box 68. 

Nos. 43-45 Wareham st. Originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
chimney ; no damage. 

Monday, 30th, 7-44 P.M. Box 288. 
Off Bickford st. Originated on dump ; cause, burning of rubbish. 

Monday, 30th, 9-59 A.M. Box S71. 

No. 724 Washington st. Owned by J. Whitmore ; loss, $10 ; oc- 
cupied by A. R. Sanborn, as stable; originated on roof; cause, sparks- 
from chimney. 



Fire Department. 75 



MAY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-50 P.M. Still. 

Opposite No. 203 Paris st. Originated on vacant lot ; cause, boys- 
building bonfire. 

Tuesday, 1st, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 30 Exchange st. No damage: originated on 1st floor; cause, 
burning paper to see way down stairs. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Jackson ave. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
escaping gas burning from broken gas-pipe. 

Tuesday, 1st, 9-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Crescent pl. No damage; originated on 5th floor; cause,, 
breaking of oil lamp. 

Tuesday, 9-50 A.M. Telephone Call. 

Brookline, Mass. Cause, call for assistance from Brookline. 
Bemarks. — Engine 29 and Ladder 11 responded; absent one hour. 

Tuesday, 1st, 4-02 P.M. Automatic. 
No. 53 Wareham st. Cause, overheated room ; false alarm. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-09 P.M. Box 962. 

No. 1867 Dorchester ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, oakum ignited by plumbers' stove. 

Wednesday, 2d, 8-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 North Anderson st. Owned by Ellen Mulhern; insurance. 
$2,000; occupied by Margaret Ferris, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 4th floor; cause, tipping over of candle, setting fire to bed-clothing. 

Bemarks. — Margaret Ferris severely burnt. 

Wednesday, 2d, 8-13 P.M. Still. 

No. 82 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Hall & Co., as brass foundry; originated on roof 
over elevator; cause, hot bearings. 

Wednesday, 2d, 11-55 A.M. Still. 

Tremont st. Originated in West End Railroad car ; cause, over- 
heated rheostadt. 

Wednesday, 2d, 4-25 P.M. Still. 

Opposite 198 Athens st. No damage ; originated in can of oil on 
the street ; cause, set on fire by boys. 

Wednesday, 2d, 8-43 A.M. Still. 

No. 60 Clarendon st. Owned by R. B. Lugars ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by S. E. Simmons, as dwelling; loss, $100; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, curtain igniting from gas jet. 



74 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 2d, 10-12 A.M. Still. 

No. 46 Haskins st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
■explosion plumbers 1 stove. 

Wednesday, 2d, 11-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 31 New Walnut pl. Owned by John Holmes ; occupied by 
Wm. J. Geary, as dwelling; loss, $30; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
■children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 2d, 5-07 A.M. Box 37. 

Nos. 216 and 218 State st. Owned by Mrs. A. J. Loring heirs ; 
loss, $124 ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by W. A. Battey, as flour ; loss, 
$200; insurance, $2,500; originated in basement; cause, probably rats 
and matches. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-54 P.M. Box 61. 

False alarm. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-44 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 38 Montgomery st. Owned by S. P. Mandell ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by M. A. Way, as dwelling; loss, $7; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 4th floor; cause, curtain igniting from gas 
jet. 

Wednesday, 2d, 5-30 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 129 Brighton st. Owned by E. Lebowich ; unoccupied ; origi- 
nated in basement; cause, plumbers 1 furnace. 

Wednesday, 2d, 4-58 P.M. Box 453. 

Foot of Beach st. Owned by T. E. O'Connor; loss, $50; occu- 
pied by same, as boat-house ; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-45 P.M. Box 634. 

No. 257 Meridian st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, 
plumbers' furnace. 

Wednesday, 6th, 9-56 P.M. Box 841. 

No. 59 Wexford st. No damage ; originated on 3d floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Thursday, 3d, 9-28 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 5 Wheeler st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 3d, 8-45 A.M. Box 218. 

No. 9 Goldsmith pl. Owned by Simon Goldsmith ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by T. Leserson, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated in ash-barrel ; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrel. 

Thursday, 3d, 1-42 P.M. Box 966. 

No. 1016 Washington st. Owned by Stephen T. Hoye ; loss, $198 ; 
insurance, $200 ; occupied by same, as stable ; loss, $75 ; originated on 
outside ; cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 4lh, 1-25 A.M. Still. 

Off Maverick st. Originated on clump ; cause, burning of rub- 
bish. 



Fire Department. 75 

Saturday, 5th, 12-30 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 65 and 67 London st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; 
cause, burning soot. 

Saturday, 5th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 4 Bowdoin ST. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
soot from gas water-heater. 

Saturday, 5th, 4-32 P.M. Automatic. 
No. 92 Bedford st. False alarm ; cause, boys. 

Saturday, 5th, 4-27 P.M. Box 263. 
Cor. Day and Perkins sts. Owned by Perkins Institution for the 
Blind ; loss, $262 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by same, as school ; loss, 
$50 ; originated on attic floor ; cause, supposed children and matches. 

Saturday, 5th, 5-28, 5-35 P.M. Box 919. 

No. 196 Freeport st. Owned by McNeil Bros. ; loss, $617 ; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by McNeil Bros., as carpenters; loss, $658; in- 
surance, $9,000. 

Rear No. 196 Freeport st. Owned by McNeil Bros. ; loss, $250; 
occupied by C. M. Bugbee & Co., as storehouse; loss, $504; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on outside storehouse; cause, boys building bonfire. 

Remarks. — F. W. Webber, Ladder 7, severely burned by explosion 
of pulverized sawdust. 

Call Sub. W. Littlefield, of Ladder 7, slightly burned same time. 

Sunday, 6th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 Broadway. Owned by Margaret A. Giblin ; loss, $40 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
i ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of lighted kerosene lamp. 



Sunday, 6th, 12-48 P.M. Still. 
No. 544 Massachusetts ave. Needless; originated in chimney; 
cause, burning soot. 

Sunday, 6th, 7-07 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 17 Davis st. Owned by Boston Industrial Home; loss, $125; 
insurance, $17,500; occupied by same, as Home; insurance, $2,200; 
originated in basement ; cause, explosion of coal stove. 

Sunday, 6th, 8-56 P.M. Box 252. 
No. 10 Mayfair ST. Owned by Francis Knight ; no claim ; occupied 
by same, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, lace curtain 
ignited by gasjet. 

Monday, 7th, 10-12, 10-16 P.M. Box 537. 

Cor. Corinth and Birch sts. Corinth street, three houses, owned 
by Geo. W. Cobleiffh; loss, $300; insurance, $300; loss, $800; insur- 
ance, $1,000; lossr$l,200; insurance, $1,200. 

Birch st. Owned by Geo. W. Cobleigh ; loss, $750; insurance 
$1,800. 

Corinth st. Owned by Patrick Smith, as blacksmith ; loss, $350 
insurance, none: occupied by Geo. W. Cobleigh, as carriage -house 
loss, $2,000 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by same, as livery stable 
loss, $1,900; insurance, $2,200; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss 
$150 ; insurance, $200 ; originated in blacksmith shop ; cause un 
known. 

Remarks. — Eleven horses and one cow were burned. 



76 City Document No. 12. 

Monday, 7th, 9-56 P.M. Box 829. 
Off Allston St. No damage ; originated in grass ; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 7th, 12-34 P.M. Box 929. 

No. 349 Freeport st. Needless; originated in chimney; cause, 
soot taking fire. 

Tuesday, 8th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 79 West Rutland sq. Owned by L. J. Hall; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; loss, $266 ; insurance, 
$3,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 8th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 109 George st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause,, 
smoky kerosene-oil stove. 

Tuesday, 8th, 6-33 P.M. Automatic. 
Medford and Monument sts. False alarm. 

Tuesday, 8th, 3-25 A.M Box 49. 

Nos. 42 and 44 Summer st. No. 44 owned by Mrs. Mary Dame; 
loss, $155 ; insurance, $42,700 ; occupied by S.toughton Rubber Com- 
pany, as rubber goods ; insurance, $12,000 ; No. 42 owned by M. Ferris 
estate ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $30,000 ; occupied by N. Y. & B. Dispatch 
Express Company, as offices ; loss, $99 ; insurance, $6,000 ; originated 
on alleyway in rear of stores ; cause, evidently incendiary. 

Tuesday, 8th, 8-09 P.M. Box 93. 

No. 98 Waltham st. Owned by S. Gould,; loss, $15; insurance, 
$6,500; occupied by J. J. Monahan, as lodgings; loss, $15; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 8th, 5-10 P.M. Box 539. 
Perkins st. Brush fire; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 8th, 1-39 P.M. Box 822. 
North Harvard st. Originated on manure pile; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-52 A.M. Still. 

McQuestern's wharf, East Boston. Originated in Chelsea ; cause, 
seeing this fire at a distance ; needless. 

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

Parker st. No damage ; originated in yard ; cause, burning rub 
bish. ( 

Wednesday, 9th, 12-44 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Warren pl. No damage ; originated on the street ; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Wednesday, 9th, 10-13 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 14 Indiana pl. Owned by Caleb Bowker; loss, $15; insurance, 
$50,000; occupied by M. J. Conroy, as lodgings; loss, $18; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas jet igniting curtains. 



Fire Department. 77 

Wednesday, 9th, 1-47 P.M. Box 454. 

Malden bridge. Owned by Amos Stone ; loss, $10 unoccupied ; 
originated on roof ; cause, sparks from engine. 

Wednesday, 9th, 11-45 P.M. Box 455. 

No. 160 Arlington ave. Owned by F. O. Reed; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by Novelty Wood Works, as novelties ; insur- 
ance, $14,500; originated in shavings-room; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 1-11 P.M. Box 461. 

No. 637 Main st. Owned by New York Biscuit Company ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied bj' same, as bakery; insurance, $6,000; 
originated on outside of building ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 10th, 4-54 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 171 and 171A Tremont st. Owned by Bradley heirs; loss, 
$413; insimance, $65,000; occupied by £. B. Wood, as bowling alley; 
loss, $636 ; insurance, $1,750 ; occupied by Hallett & Cumston, as 
pianos ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $750 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 10th, S-55 A.M. SHU. 

No. 54 Winchester st. Owned by James Stevenson ; occupied by 
D. H. Goodhue, as stable; insurance, $2 000; originated in basement; 
cause, gas jet igniting hay. 

Thursday, 10th, 11-34 A.M. Box 56. 

No. 29 Cove pl. No damage; originated in basement; cause, incen- 
diary. 

Thursday, 10th, 5-30 P.M. Box 257. 

Nos. 370-374 Warren st. Owned by West End R.R. Company; no 
claim ; occupied by same, as storehouse ; no claim ; originated on out- 
side of building in pile of rubbish ; cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 10th, 11-38 A.M. Box 283. 
Terrace st. False alarm. 

Thursday, 10th, 2-16 A.M. Box 423. 

No. 29 Chelsea st. Owned by Holden estate ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$1,200 ; occupied by F. Fitzpatrick, as grocery; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, soot dropping down chimney. 

Thursday, 10th, 6-05 P.M. Box 925. 

Vinton and Marlow sts. Owned by J. M. E. Morrill; loss, $3,100; 
insurance, $3,000 ; owned by J. M. E. Morrill ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$2,500; unfinished dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, incendiary. 

Friday, 11th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

Commercial st., Gray's wharf. Owned by City of Boston; 
old building being torn down ; originated on wharf ; cause, burning 
old rubbish. 

Friday, 11th, 4-43 A.M. Still. 

No. 360 Shawmut ave. Owned by C. H. Fiske estate; loss, $72; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by N. Holden, as grocery and dwelling; 
insurance, $2,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause rats and matches. 



78 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, 11th, 3-32 P.M. Automatic. 

No. 827 Washington St. False alarm; cause, wash-boiler in con- 
tact with thermostat. 

Friday, 11th, 8-48 A.M. Box 9. 

Bartlett's wharf. Commekcial ST. Originated on wharf; cause, 
loose straw set on fire by boys 

Friday, 11th, 1-10 P.M. Box 112. 

Fifth, between A and B sts. Owned by N.Y. & N.E. R.R. ; loss, 
$5 ; occupied by same, as wooden bridge ; originated on the bridge ; 
cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 289 Meridian st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, smoky oil- 
stove. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-55 A. M. Still. 

Tremont, opp Park st. Originated on West End R.R. car ; cause, 
electricity. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 33 Gloucester st. Originated in chimney ; cause, burning soot. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 
Off Fisher ave. Originated in brush ; cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-50 A.M. Automatic. 
No. 103 Merrimac st. Originated in basement ; cause, accidental, 
striking against thermostat. 

Saturday, 12th, 5-40 P.M. Box 9- 

Bartlett's wharf, Commercial st. Occupied by old buildings 
being torn clown by the city ; originated on 1st floor shed ; cause, set by 
boys. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-05 P.M. Box 259. 

Off Bickford st. Originated on dump ; cause, burning up rubbish. 

Saturday 12th, 8-39 P.M. Box 276. 

No. 132 Dudley st. Owned by C. F. Lord & Co. ; occupied by Her- 
bert Elliott, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Saturday, 12th, 7-32 P.M. Box 421. 
No. 3 Bow st. Owned by J. B. Clapp & Son ; insurance, $7,500; 
occupied by H. Green, as saloon; loss, $15; originated on awning: 
cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 13th, 7-19 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Hartford st. No damage; originated on 5th floor; cause, 
leaky gas ignited from retort. 

Sunday, 13th, 11-50 A.M. Still. 
No. 24 Keyes st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, burn- 
ing- soot. 



Fire Department. 79 

Sunday, 13th, 10-22 P.M. Box 61. 

No. 64 Warrenton st. Owned by Cunimings heirs ; loss, $30 ; 
insurance, $5.000 ; occupied by 8. A. Cole, as lodgings ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $3,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas jet igniting curtain. 

Sunday, 13th 3-16 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 671 Albany st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
set by boys. 

Sunday, 13th, 4-42 P.M. Box 81. 

No. 28 Holyoke st. Owned by L. Hayden ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by A. B. Carlisle, as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Donoghue, of Engine No. 3, had his ankle 
severely injured while responding to the alarm. 

Sunday, 13th, 6-47 P.M. Box 267. 

No. 5 Delle Ave. Owned by Mrs. Jane McDonald ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by same, as dwelling ; loss, $16; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, careless use of cigar. 

Sunday, 13th, 2-42 P.M. Box 431. 

No. 21 Sackville st. Owned by John H. Waugh ; loss, $487 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by Thomas Dignan, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 13th, 3-48 P.M. Box 833. 
Off Washington st. Originated on brush ; cause, set by girls. 

Monday, 14th, 6-52 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 50 Eutaw st. Owned by T. O'Brien; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $1,500; 
originated in ashJ^ouse ; cause, hot ashes in wooden barrels. 

Monday, 14th, 11-52 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 Cleveland pl. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
dropping lighted lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 1-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 176 Cambridge st. Owned by Winthrop estate ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Frank McGinn, as dwelling; loss, $10 ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, breaking of oil lamp. 

Monday, 14th, 6-52 A.M. Still. 

Baker st. No damage ; originated on roof ; cause, S£>arks from 
chimney. 

Monday, 14th, 2-17, 2-45 P.M. Box 9. 

Bartlett's Wharf, Commercial st. Occupied by buildings being 
torn down for the new park of the City of Boston ; originated in an old 
building being torn down ; cause, incendiary; no damage. 

Monday, 14th, 12-28 P.M. Box 85. 

Rear No. 31 Wheeler st. Owned by G. A. Pope ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by M. Abrams, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,500; originated in rear yard ; cause, careless use of matches. 



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Monday, 14th, 6-55 P.M. Box 135. 

No. 157 I ST. Owned by J. E. V. Hayden ; insurance, SI. 500; oc- 
cupied by Matthew Fenyans, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, ignition of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 14th, 5-41 P.M. Boo: 215. 

No. 37 Coventry st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

Rear Franklin st. Originated in pile of rubbish ; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Tuesday, 15th, 10-18 A.M. Still. 

No. 56 Lynde st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
kettle of fat boiling over. 

Remarks. — Mrs. P. Cashing was slightly burned on the face and 
hands by the burning fat. 

Tuesday, 15th, 10-45 P.M. Still. 

Foot of Mercer st. Originated on dump ; cause, waste, set by 
boys. 

Tuesday, 15th, 2-39 P.M. Boo: 71. 

Opp. No. 497 Tremont st. Owned byW. C. Williamson, damaged 
by broken glass; loss, $350; insurance, $8,000; originated in the 
street; cause, explosion of gas. 

Tuesday, 15th, 1-48 P.M. Box 432. 

No. 73 Russell st. Owned by Tyler heirs; loss, $12; insurance, 
$1,000; unoccupied dwelling; originated on 2d floor: cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Tuesday, 15th, 10-34 P.M. Box 567. 

Grove and Centre sts. Originated in brush ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 1-2-3 Hall court. Owned by Hall estate ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by several families, as tenements; originated 
on roof; cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 69 Ruggles st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

Shawmut ave., cor. Williams st. Owned by L. Parmley; loss, 
$5; insurance, $3,000; occupied by G. C. Day, as dwelling; originated 
on roof; cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 70 Williams st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 Williams st. Owned by J. H. Mullane ; loss, $1 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Frank Cook, as dwelling ; originated on. 
roof; cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 



'Fire Department. 81 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Auburn st. Owned by F. L. Goldsmith; loss, $1; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from Box 215 lire. 

Tuesday, loth, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 736 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. D. Batchelder ; loss, $1 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. J. Doherty, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on roof; cause, sparks from Box 215 lire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 14 Adams pl. Owned by Daniel Canty ; loss, $16; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 64 Ruggles ST. Owned by Mica Dyer; loss, $1.00; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Martin Seglar, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday. 15th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 67 Ruggles ST. Owned by Nellie Smith ; loss, $5; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Lizzie Housemen, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 265 Dudley st. Originated on roof; cause, sparks from Box 
215 fire; no damage. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 255 Dudley ST. Owned by W. F. Baker; loss, $3; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by C. R. Fuller, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from Box 215 lire. 

Tuesday. 15th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 1107 Harrison ave. Owned by P. B. Goodsell ; loss, $16 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; unoccupied; originated on roof; cause, sparks from Box 
215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 12-14 Taber ST. Owned by Thomas Carey heirs ; loss, $10 ; 
insurance, $1,500 ; occupied by tenements ; originated on roof ; cause, 
sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 1206 Harrison ave. Owned by Sampson & Davenport; 
loss, $5; occupied by Philip Ross, as stable; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 59 Eustis ST. Owned by W. B.Wallace; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by H. W. Gill, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-18 P.M. Still. 
No. 13 Greenville st. Owned by E. N. Lord; loss, $35 ; insurance, 
•$4,500 ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 



82 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, loth, 6-20 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 1110 Harrison ave. Owned by S. H. Hunneman ; loss,. 
$22; insurance, $800 ; occupied by D. Kneeland, as dwelling; originated 
on roof ; cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, loth, 5-05 P.M. Box 218. 

No. 15 Palmer st. Owned by Dennis Mullane; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by C. Driscoll, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-47 P.M. Box 234. 

No. 14 Dunmore st. Owned by T. A. Murphy ; Toss, $37; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 6-03 P.M. Box 235. 

Rear No. 227 Dudley st. Owned by J. L. Karrick ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by same as storehouse ; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from'Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-2.9 P.M. Box 255. 

No. 20 Winthrop ST. Owned by E. A.Todd heirs; loss, $96; in- 
surance, $5, COO ; unoccupied ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from 
Box 215 fire. 

Tuesday, 15th, 5-16 P.M. Box 239. 

No. 16 Auburn st. Owned by H. C. Pickering; loss, $106; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on roof and side of house; cause, sparks from Box 
215 fire. 

Tuesday, loth, 4-36 P.M. Box 843. 

Market st. < Originated under the bridge ; cause, sparks from loco- 
motive ; no damage. 

Conflagration — Boston Base Ball. Grounds. 

Tuesday, loth, 4-22 ; no second alarm ivas sent out; box acted as 
a second alarm ; third alarm, 4-42 ; fourth alarm, 4-51 ; general 
alarm, 6-59 P.M. Box 215. 

Walpole st. The fire originated under the seats in the right field 
on the Boston Base Ball Grounds ; insurance, $40,000 ; loss, $40,000 ; 
loss not insured, $16,823. 

Out-buildings, seats, fences, etc.; insurance, $4,800; loss, $4,800; 
loss not insured, $2,000. 

The fire extended as follows : 

Adams pl. 

No. 4 Berlin st. Owned by heirs of R. W. Booker; insured for 
$1,500; loss, $1,500. 

No. 6 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling, owned by S. Pepper ; 
insured for $800 ; loss, $800. 

No. 7 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling, owned by F. S. John- 
son ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000 ; loss not insured, $268. 

No. 8 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling, owned by S. A. Smith ; 
insured for $1,000 ; loss, $1,000. 

No. 10 Berlin st. Three-storv frame dwelling; owned by Samuel 
Taylor; insured for $2,000; loss, $1,300. 



Fire Department. 83 

No. 12 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling, owned by Samuel 
Taylor; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; contents insured for $1,000 ; 
loss, $1,000; loss not insured, $l,0n0. 

Nos. 14-18 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Mary 
H. Drayton ; insured for $3,500 ; loss, $3,500 ; loss not insured, $700. 

No. 22 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling, owned by E. J. 
Hadley ; insured for $1,250 ; loss, $1,250 ; loss not insured, $40. 

No. 24 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Mary 
Sullivan ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $1,000. 

No. 25 Berlin st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned by 
E. J. Hadley; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $1,000 ; loss not insured, $40. 

No. 26 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Napoleon 
Schiller ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $ . 

No. 28 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by John W. 
Riley ; insured for $1,200 ; loss, $1,200. 

Nos. 30-34 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling; estate of Jer- 
emiah Madden; insured for $ ; loss, $ . 

Nos. 35-42-46 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwellings, owned by the 
Boston Base Ball Association; insured for $1,188; loss, $1,188. 

Nos. 36-38 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by Mary 
C. Yendley ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $1,500. 

Nos. 39-41 Berlin st. One and two-story frame buildings, owned 
by Mary Ann Ford; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, 
$300. 

No. 42 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Margaret 
Madden; insured for $1,000; loss, $1,000; loss not insured, $1,000; 
occupied by her ; insured for $200 ; loss, $200. 

No. 43 Berlin st. One-story frame building; owned by Josiah EL 
Carter; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, $235. 

No. 44 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Ruth 
Farwell ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000. 

No. 47 Berlin st. Three-stoiy frame dwelling ; owned by Joseph 
Cogan; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, $1,000; 
occupied by Michael Dolan ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $925. 

Nos. 48-50 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Ann 
Scotland; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $3,000 ; loss not insured, $1,000. 

No. 52 Berlin st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Horace 
K. Batchelder ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $1,980 ; loss not insured, $30n. 

No. 54 Berlin ST. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by M. F>. 
McGetterick; insured for $1,100; loss, $1,100; loss not insured, $700. 

No. 56 Berlin st, Three-storj'- frame dwelling; owned by Hannah 
Madden ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $700. 

No. 57 Berlin st. Two-and-a-half-storv frame dwelling; owned by 
H. B. Crandall; insured for $3,000; loss, $14.95. 

Rear of No. 60 Berlin st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by 
Margaret Donovan ; insured for $600 ; loss, $20. 

Nos. 10-12 Benton st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by M. F. 
McGetterick; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $10. 

No. 22 Benton ST. Three-story frame building; owned by James 
Casey; insured for $1,500 ; loss,. $439. 

No. 4 Burke St. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Jane B. 
Harding; insured for $2,000; loss.$2,000; loss not insured, $600. 

Nos. 10-12 Burke st. Four-story brick building ; owned by W. D. 
Hunt; insurance, $7,000; loss, $7,000; loss not insured, $5,250; occu- 
pied by Suffolk MTg Co. ; insured for $17,000; loss, $ ; and by 

W. M. Clarke, as the Standard Laundry ; total $2,400; loss, $2,400 ; 
loss not insured, $2,112. 

Nos. 7-9 Burke st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Patrick 
Daley; insured for $3,000; loss, $26. 



84 City Document No. 12. 

Nos. 17-19 Burke ST. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by 
Michael Cary heirs ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $45. 

Nos. 16-20 Burke st. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by Jas. Minchin : insured for $800 ; loss, $800 ; loss not insured, 
$400. 

No. 21 Burke st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by M. F. 
McGetterick ; insured for $600 ; loss, $189.25. 

No. 22 Burke st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Ann 
Reardon; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $1,000. 

No. 23 Burke st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Joseph 
Kraft; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $410. 

Nos. 24-26 Burke ST. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Den- 
nis Herlihy ; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, $350. 
No. 25 Burke St. Three-story brick dwelling ; owned by Daniel 
Herlihy; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $1,149. 

No. 27 Burke st. Two-story frame junk shop ; owned by Delia Rob- 
inson ; insured for $500; loss, $500; loss not insured, $200; occupied 
by Henry Ashworth, as junk dealer; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; 
loss not insured, $645. 

No. 28 Burke st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by John 
Dolan; insured for $1,200; less, $1,200; loss not insured, $300. 

No. 35 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; estate of 
Andrew Gallagher ; insured for $600 ; loss, $50 ; occupied by P. Shea ; 
insured for $600 ; loss, $69.10. 

Nos. 37-43 Cabot st. Four-story brick store and dwelling ; owned by 
L. M. & H. Frank ; insured for $5,000 ; loss, $66. 

No. 41 Cabot st. Occupied by J. Seiligg; insured for $1,000; 
loss, $50. 

Nos. 51-53 Cabot st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by Charles 
Standmeyer; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, $700; 
insured on contents for $800 ; loss, $540 ; loss not insured, $1,500. 

No. 52 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by B. & C- 
Callahan ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $90 ; occupied by John Reis ; insured 
for $750 ; loss, $750. 

No. 54 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by T. Mill- 
more et al. ; not insured; loss, $100; occupied by John Mahoney ; in- 
sured for $500 ; loss, $40. 

No. 55 Cabot st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by ^Yilliam 
Lennon ; insured for $900 ; loss, $900 ; occupied by John Morrison ; 
insured for $500 ; loss, $60. 

No. 56 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling ; owned by Mary J. 
Fregreau; insured for $4,000 ; loss, $1,250 ; occupied by L. Fregreau ; 
insured for $800 ; loss, $214.70. 

No. 57 Cabot st. One-stoi-y brick building ; owned by William 
Lennon; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, $140. 

No. 58 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by M. S. 
Clapp; insured for $4,000 ; loss, $1,625. 

No. 60 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by M. S. 
Clapp; insured for $4000 ; loss, $1,776; occupied by Jacob Myer; in- 
sured for $1,000; loss, $175.80; and Mrs. Sophia Wahlstrom ; insured 

for $500 ; loss, $ . 

No 62 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by Margaret 
Lambert; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $465; occupied by Henry G.Hill; 
insured for $600 ; loss, $91.85. 

No. 64 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by John 
Stanton; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $1,000; loss not insured, $500. 

No. 66 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by Bridget 
Conboy; insured for $3,000; loss, $470. 
Nos" 61-79 Cabot st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by James 



Fire Department. 85 

Millmore et al. ; not insured ; loss, $10,000 ; occupied by A. Schreiner ; 
insured for $600; loss, $600; loss not insured, $71. 

No. 68 Cabot st. Four-story brick dwelling; owned by James 
McAlenev ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $450 ; contents insured for $500 ; 
loss, $249. 

Nos. 72-74 Cabot st., and rear. Two-and-a-half-story frame 
dwelling; owned by Thos. H.Hall; insured for $3,000 ; loss. $132. 

Nos. 81-83 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by J. J. McNamara ; insured for $1,800; loss, $1,200; occupied by A. 
S. Twombley ; insured for $500 ; loss, $40. 

No. 86 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned by 
Margaret L. Moran ; insured for $300 ; loss, $15. 

No. 85 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling, and 
stable ; owned by Chas. A. Seibert ; insured for $2,800 ; loss, $62.50 ; 
occupied by Martin Gross ; no loss. 

No. 94 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling and frame 
building in rear; owned by James Grundy ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, 
$50. 

No. 97 Cabot st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned hj Israel A. 
Rich ; total $3,500; loss, $75; occupied by Sylvester W. Hill; in- 
sured for $500 ; loss, $67 ; C. H. Robinson & Co. ; insured on furniture 
for $50; loss, '$40. 

No. 99 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; insured 
for $2,500 ; loss, $275. 

No. 100 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half- story frame store and dwelling; 
owned by heirs of John Streck ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $50. 

No. 101 Cabot st. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Win si ow Green ; insured for $2,000; loss, $1,225; on contents for 
$500 ; loss, $204. 

No. 107 Cabot st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Margaret 
E. Lynch; insured for $3,400 ; loss, $97. 

Nos. 108-112 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by Mary C Bnrnhardt; insured for $3,000; loss, $100; L. Sei- 
bert; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $35. 

Nos. 1 13-115 Cabot st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by M. Lynch estate; insured for $3,000; loss, $17. 

No. 120 Cabot St. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by John Loyd ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $64. 

Nos. 118-122 Cabot st. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by John Loyd ; insured for $4,000 ; loss, $329 ; occupied by P. 
Murphy; insured for $1,000; loss, $255.10; and by J. Kinnehan; in- 
sured for $400; loss, $145.50. 

Nos. 124-126 Cabot st. Three-and-a-half -story frame dwelling; 
owned by J. M. Ward ; insured; M. C. Fitzgei'ald, occupant; insured 
on stock for $1,000; loss, $200.41; on furniture, $1,500; loss, $68. 

No. 126 Cabot st. Owned by Mary Ann Foley ; insured for $1,800 ; 
loss, $813. 

No. 4 Childs PL. Owned by Hiram Hall ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, 
$40. 

No. 2 Coventry st. Two-story frame store and dwelling; owned 
by V. W. Ravinius. See 1035 Tremont street. Occupied by D. Daley ; 
insured for $600 ; loss, $600 ; loss not insured, $450. 

No. 3 Coventry st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by B. W. 
Harrington; insured for $1,400; loss, $1,400; loss not insured, $240. 

No. 6 Coventry st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by Thomas 
Bennett; insured for $700 ; loss, $700. 

No. 7 Coventry st. Three-storv brick dwelling; owned by Mary A. 
Connor; insured for $3,000; loss, $2,850; occupied by D. J. O'Connor: 
insured for $1,C00; loss, $975. 



86 City Document No. 12. 

No. 8 Coventry st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Martin 
Gross ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000. 

No. 10 Coventry st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by Mrs. 
Knopton ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, $700; on 
contents, $500 ; loss, $500; loss not insured, $380. 

Nos. 9-11 Coventry st. Three-story brick dwelling; owned by 
W. D. Hunt; insured for $6,000; loss, $6,000. 

No. 12 Coventry st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by Mary 
A. Connor; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500. 

Nos. 13-17-23 Coventry st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Katie E. Ayres ; insured for $3,320; loss, $3,220. 

No. 14 Coventry st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by P. 
Hanafin; insured for $2,000; loss, $1,775. 

No. 18 Coventry st. One-story frame dwelling; owned by Henry 
Aston; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, $169. 

No. 21 Coventry st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by Mar- 
garet Riley : insured for $600 ; loss, $600. 

No. 24 Coventry st. One-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by B. W. Appleton ; insured for $1,200 ; loss $1,200. 

No. 26 Coventry ST. One-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Edward C. Riley; insured for $1,000; loss, $1,000; loss not insured, 
$200. 

No. 27 Coventry st. One-story frame dwelling; owned by Chris- 
tain Holl; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; on contents, $500; loss, 



Nos. 28-30 Coventry st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by 
heirs of Michael Boles; not insui'ed ; loss, $1,500. Occupied by J. T 
Boles ; insured for $500 ; loss not insured, $800. 

No. 29 Coventry st. One-story frame dwelling; owned by Thos. 
Maloy ; insured for $700 ; loss, $700 ; loss not insured, $80. On con- 
tents, $300; loss, $300; loss not insured, $188. 

No. 32 Coventry st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by J. 
Madden; insured for $1,000: loss, $1,000; loss not insured, $164; 
contents, $400; loss, $400; loss not insured, $950. 

No. 34 and rear Coventry ST. Two-story frame dwelling; owned 
by J. Madden; insured for $1,400; loss, $1,400; loss not insured, 
$1,235. 

No. 37 Coventry st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Mary A. Yendley ; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500. Contents in- 
sured for $500; loss, $500; loss not insured, $1,000. 

No. 38 Coventry st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Ellen Murray; insured for $1,000; loss, $1,000; loss not insured, 
$500. 

No. 39 Coventry st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Jane Reardon ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $1,000. 

No. 42 Coventry st. Two-and-a-half story frame dwelling; owned 
by Ellen Murray ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000. 

No. 5 Ccnard ST. P. H. Padelford, on contents ; insured for $500 ; 
loss, $25. 

No. 7 Cunard st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by John 
Stanton et al., insured for $1,000; loss, $1,000; loss not insured, 
$1,000. 

No. 8 Cunard st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by Sarah M. 
Edo-erly; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, $1,420. 

No. 16 Cunard st. Owned by A. H. Currier; see 1054 Tremont 
street. 

Nos. 22 and 24 Cunard st. One-story frame building ; owned by 
H. B. Burlingame; insured for $2,400; loss, $2,400; loss not insured, 
$474; occupied by P. G. Askerland ; insured for $989; loss, $747.29; 



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occupied bv J- Schmidt ; insured for $700 ; loss, $700 ; loss not in- 
sured, $183". 

No. 27 Cunard ST. One-stoiy frame dwelling; owned by Charles E. 
Jackson ; insured for $600 ; loss, $600 ; loss not insured, $f,000 ; W. H. 
Stringer on contents; insured for $500; loss, $500; loss not insured, 
$400. 

No. 29 Cunard st., and rear. One-and-a-half-story frame dwell- 
ing; owned by H. B. Burlingame ; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; 
loss not insured, $211. 

No. 31 Cunard st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by H. B. 
Burlingame ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000 ; loss not insured, $300. 

Nos. 35-39 Cunard st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by H. 
B. Burlingame; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, 
$350 ; Ann Kirchturn insured on contents for $300 ; loss, $300 ; loss not 
insured, $105. 

No. 36 Cunard st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by Joseph 
J. May; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not insured, $175. 

No. 38 Cunard st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by J. B. 
Thayer, trustee ; insured for $2,500 ; loss, $2,500 ; loss not insured, 
$509 ; stable contents in rear of Cunard street ; occupied by J. P. Doyle ; 
insured for $500 ; loss, $500. 

Nos. 8 and 9 Grinnell st. Owned by Sarah H. Beattie ; not insured ; 
loss, $9,000; occupants not insured ; loss, $1,000. 

No. 3 Newbern st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by John 
'Giblin ; insured for $400 ; loss, $60. 

No. 5 Newbern st. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by Jane 
O'Donnell ; slight damage ; no claim. 

No. 1.5 Newbern st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by James 
Lambert ei al. ; insured for $3,000; loss, $ . 

No. 16 Newbern st. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling'; owned 
by Margaret Kline ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $90 ; contents of same 
for $1,000; loss, $10. 

No. 17 Newbern st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Ellen 
M. Mineh ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $10. 

No. 20 Newbern st. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Peter E. Strosse ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $960. 

No. 24 Newbern st. One-and-a-half-story frame building ; owned 
by Peter Sundell ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $5. 

No. 3 Newbern court. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by John Giblin ; insured for $500 ; loss, $10. 

No. 7 Newbern court. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by Jane O'Donnell ; insured for $700 ; loss, $10. 

No. 7 Sarsfield st. Two-and-a-half-story frame store and dwelling; 
owned by Dora Schoelch; insured for $2,00*0 ; loss, $5. 

R. Anderson, on stable contents ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $45. 

Nos. 9-11 Sarsfield st. Four-story brick store and dwelling; 
owned b}' D. Bernhardt; no loss; occupied by Geo. Aldrich; insured 
for $1,500; loss, $ . 

Rear 9-11 Sarsfield st. Brick stable; owned by B. Bernhardt; 
insured for $5,000; loss, $100. 

Louis Drevenstedt ; insured on contents for $500; loss, $19. 

Nos. 13-15 Sarsfield st. Three-and-a-half story frame dwelling; 
owned by M. F. McGettrick, agent; insured for $3,000, loss, $97. 

No. 17 Sarsfield st. Three-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; oAvned 
by A. F. Rogers et al. ; insured for $3,000; loss, $236. Louis Libb- 
man, on contents, insured for $500 ; loss, $92.89. Daniel Rich, on con- 
tents, insured for $500; loss, $50.86. 

Nos. 21-29 Sarsfield st. Three-and-a-half-story brick building; 
owned by Mrs. Ellen Converse ; insured for $14,000 ; loss, $375. 



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No. 29 Sarsfield st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; Louis 
Hentz, Jr., on contents ; insured for $800 ; loss, $283.55. 

Nos. 30-38 Sarsfield st. Three-story brick dwelling; owned by 
Louisa Butters, el ah ; insured for $12,000 ; loss, $60. 

Nos. 40-44 Sarsfield st. Three-story brick dwelling; owned by 
Mrs. Ellen Converse; insured for $7,500; loss, $15. 

Nos. 31-33 Sarsfield st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by Mary T. Shea ; insured for $3,150 ; loss, $330. 

No. 37 Sarsfield st. One-and-a-half-story frame stable; E. P. 
Ober, on stable contents; insured for $1,500; loss, $106.50. 

No. 43 Sarsfield st. Four-story frame dwelling; owned by Mary 
A. Beattie ; not insured; loss is included elsewhere. 

No. 41 Sarsfield st. Four-story frame dwelling ; owned by heirs of 
McHowell; insured for $2,000; loss, $1,950; James McHowell insured 
on contents for $500 ; loss, $400. 

No. 61 Sterling st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by Margaret 
Kane ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $5. 

No. 132 Sterling st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Mary Lennon ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $10_ 

No. 134 Sterling st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Nancy Lennon ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $5. 

No. 136 Sterling st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Nancy Lennon; insured for $1,000; loss, $5. A. T. Norman, on 
contents ; insured for $500 ; loss, $10.25. 

No. 138 Sterling st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Streck heirs ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $180. 

J. Weis, on contents ; insured for $300 ; loss, $10. 

No. 142 Sterling st. Three-story frame dwelling ; owned by Mary 
A. Lord; insured for $800 ; loss, $175. 

No. 149 Sterling St. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Mary M. Horn; insured for $2,000: loss, $1,900. S. T.'Horn on 
contents, insured for $500; loss, $405.80. 

No. 156 Sterling st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by C. H. Gannon et ah ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $35. 

No. 157 Sterling st. Two-and-a-half -story frame dwelling; owned 
by Joseph Horn ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $1,900. Mary True, on con- 
tents, insured for $1,000 ; loss, $521.35. 

Nos. 161-163 Sterling st. Two-story framed welling; owned by 
Henry Lear heirs ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000. 

No. 162 Sterling st. Three-story frame dwelling. Alexander 
Young, on contents; insured for $500; loss, $136.50. 

No. 1003 Tremont st. Four-story frame dwelling. Mary Anderson, 
on furniture ; insured for $400 ; "loss, $25. 

No. 1007 Tremont st. Four-story frame dwelling ; occupied by C. 
J. Dorgan, baker ; insured on stock for $1,000 ; loss, $75. 

No. 1006 Tremont st. One-and-a-half-story frame building; owned 
by Jas. Feiling ; insured for $4,000 ; loss, $100. 

No. 1011 Tremont st. Three-story frame store and dwelling; 
owned by T. J. McDonough ; insured for $5,000 ; loss, $250. 

No. 1013-1015 Tremont st. Three-story brick store and dwelling ; 
owned by Dennis Lucy ; loss, $2,000 ; insurance, $3,000. 

No. 1014 Tremont st. Three-story brick store and dwelling, owned 
by Elizabeth Jones ; insured for $7,000 ; loss, $272. 

No. 1016 Tremont st. Three-story brick building ; occupied by W. 
P.Houston; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $12.67 

No. 1019 Tremont st. Three-story brick store and dwelling; owned 

by Dennis Lucy ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $ . Occupied by Bernard 

Hayes ; insured for $600 ; loss, $200. 

Nos. 1018-22 Tremont st. Five-story brick store and dwelling; 
owned by Louis Frank et ah; insured for $8,000 ; loss, $140. 



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No. 1020 Teemont ST. N. P. Seiger, insured on contents for $1,000 ; 
loss, $ . 

No. 1021 Teemont ST. Three-story frame store and,dwelling ; owned 
by James H. Hayes; insured for $5,100; loss, $4,135; T. Lenery, on 
stock, insured for $1,000; loss, $950; J. H. Hayes, on furniture, insur- 
ance, $800 ; loss, $ . 

Nos. 1023-25 Teemont ST. Three-story frame store and dwelling ; 
owned by Ann Scotland ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $3,000; loss not in- 
sured, $1,000; insurance on furniture, $1,800; loss, $1,800; loss not 
insured, $700. 

Nos. 1024-1028 Tremont st. Five-story brick store and dwelling; 
Louis Frank et al., OAvners ; insured for $15,000; loss, $314; occu- 
pied by Maggie McLaughlin; insured for $1,500; loss, $ . Also 

F. K. Kendahl, on contents for $500 : loss, $ . 

No. 1027 Teemont st. Three-storv brick dwelling; owned bv Mary 
C. Cleary ; insured for $3,000; loss, $2,735. 

No. 1029 Teemont st. Three-story brick store and dwelling; owned 
by Margaret Lucy ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, 
$2,000. 

Martin Bolger, insured on contents for $500 ; loss, $475. C. H. Rob- 
inson & Co., insured on furniture for $50; loss, $18.05 

No. 1028 Teemont st. Chauncy Spinney, insured on contents for 
$1,500; loss, $125. 

Nos. 1030-1034 Teemont st. One-stoiy brick store, owned by W- 
M. Bacon ; insured for $3,500 ; loss, $1,080 ; occupied by M. J. Brooks, 
boots and shoes ; not insured ; loss, $300- 

No. 1031 Teemont st. Three-story brick building; owned by Ellen 
McGettrick heirs : insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000 ; loss not insured, 
$4,000 ; Dr. C. H. Winn, on furniture ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000 ; 
loss not insured, $2,500. 

No. 1034 Teemont st. Occupied by J. S. Donnell, grocer; insured 
for $4,100; loss, $300.32. A. Broberg, insured for $1,000; loss, 
$1000 : loss not insured, $273. 

No. 1035 Teemont st. Two-story frame building ; owned by V. W. 
Rivinius; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000 ; loss not insured, $100. 

No. 1036 Teemont st. Two-story frame building; owned by Mrs. 
Louise Siebert; insured for $4,000; loss; $3,575; L. Somers, insured 
on contents for $800 ; loss, $800 ; loss not insured, $738. 

No. 1041 Teemont ST; Two-and-a-half-story frame building; owned 
by Catherine Cotter et al. ; insured for $2,500 ; loss, $2,500. 

*Nos. 1042-1044 Teemont st. Two-story frame building ; owned by 
R. T. Paine; insured for $3,000; loss, $3,000; loss not insured, $500. 

Nos. 1045-1047 Teemont st. One-story frame building; owned by 
C. E. Jackson ; insured for $4,600 ; loss, $240 ; occupied by Henry Roth- 
enberg, clothing; insured for $3,500; loss, $3,500; loss not insured, 
$300; D. Rich, hairdresser, on stock insured for $500; loss, $495. 

No. 1046 Teemont st. Ladder House 12 ; owned by City of Boston ; 
not insured ; loss, $12,000. 

No. 1048 Teemont st. P. Grasser; on contents (marble-worker); 
not insured; loss small. 

Nos. 1049-1053 Tremont st. Three-story frame building ; owned 
by C.E.Jackson; insured for $3,900 ; loss, "$3, 900 ; loss not insured, 
$4,100; P. Meehan, grocer; not insured; loss, $1,500. 

No. 1051 Teemont st. A. F. Pepper, photographer; not insured; 
loss, $1,500 : C. Cotter on household furniture ; insured for $500 ; loss, 
$500; loss not insured, $500; grocer, stock not insured; loss, $2,000; 
F. S. Hoadley, contents, furniture; insured for $500; loss, $450; 
four families not insured ; about $500 in each ; total, $2,000. 

Nos. 1048-1052 Teemont st. Two-and-a-half-story frame store and 
dwelling; owned by John Stanton; insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; 



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H. G. Hill, on contents, $500; loss, $450; C. Lang & Co., on contents, 
$1,500; loss, $1,500. 

Nos. 1055-1057 Tkemont st. Three-story frame building; owned by 
H. B. Burlingame; insured for $3,000; loss, $3,000; loss not insured, 
$500; P. Sundell, painter; insured for $1,000; loss, $1,000; loss not 
insured, $1,000. 

Nos. 1059-1061 Tremont st. Owned by H. B. Burlingame; insured 
for $2,000; loss, $2,000; loss not insured,' $800. 

Nos. 1054-1056 Tremont st. and 16 Cunard st. Owned by A. H. 
Currier; insured for $3,500; loss, $3,500; loss not insured, $580. 

Nos. 1058-1060 Tremont st. Three-story brick store and dwelling; 
owned by A. H. Currier; insured for $10,000; loss, $10,000; loss not 
insured, $800; occupied by H. S. Hardy, druggist; insured for $1,000; 
loss, $1,000; loss not insured, $119; J. Arnold, on stock; insured for 
$700 : loss, $700 ; loss not insured, $725. 

No^ 1060 Tremont st. J. C. Kingsley, stock provisions; insured 
for $500; loss, $500 ; loss not insured, $1,300. 

No. 1062 Tremont st. Owned by R. S. Whitney ; insured for $2,000 ; 
loss, $4,867. 

No. 1061 Tremont st. L. Buxbaum, crockery; insured for $800; 
loss, $800; loss not insured, $433. 

No. 1066 Tremont st. Two-story frame store and dwelling; 

owned by R. S. Whitney ; insured for $2,500 ; loss, $ ; G. E. Gray, 

photographer ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000 ; loss not insured, $600 ; 
Charles H. Bryant, confectioner; not insured. 

No. 1071 Tremont st. Three-story frame store and dwelling; 
owned by E. McGuckian heirs ; insured "for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000 ; loss 
not insured, $500 ; George H. Babb, on contents ; insured for $1,000 ; 
loss, $1,000; W. J. Crouther, not insured ; loss, $50. 

No. 1074 Tremont st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by Elizabeth M. Cosgrove ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $2,448 ; J J. 
Grogan, second-hand furniture ; not insured ; loss, $800. 

No. 1075 Tremont st. Two-and-a-half story frame dwelling, owned 
by estate of E. McGuckian ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $1,054. 

Nos. 1076-1078 Tremont st. Two-story frame store and dwelling ; 
owned by Elizabeth M. Cosgrove ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $430 ; occu- 
pied by J. W. Kennedy, store and wood and coal; not insured; loss, 
$600. 

No. 1077 Tremont st. One-story frame building ; owned by Sarah 
J. Peacock; insured for $2,500; loss, $1,440; loss not insured, $480. 
Bernhard insured on contents for $2,500; loss, $2,141.52; loss not in- 
sured, $615. 

No. 1078 Tremont st. Two-and-a-half story frame store and dwell- 
ing; owned by Morton Galloupe ; insured for $S, 000; loss, $319./ 5. 

No. 1079 Tremont st. Five-story brick store and dwelling, owned 
by M. F. McEtterick ; insured for $8,000 ; loss, $212.50. 

No. 1080 Tremont st. Four-story brick store, and dwelling ; owned 
by Truman B. Towne ; insured for $5,000 ; loss, $900. Geo. H. Jacobs 
on contents, insured for $1,000 ; loss, $125 ; Frans Nyshom.on contents. 
$400; loss, $100. 

No. 1084 Tremont St. Three-story frame dwelling, owned by J. P. 
Doyle; insured for $3,000; loss, $481.80. On stock, provisions, and 
fixtures, $1,200; loss, 300. C. H. Robinson & Co. on furniture, $50; 
loss, $1.90. 

No. 1083 Tremont st. Five-story brick store and dwelling, owned 
by John C. Gilbert; no claim. L. Libbman, on contents, $1,150; 
loss, $85. 

No. 1085 Tremont st. Four-story brick store and dwelling; owned 
by J. C. Gilbert; insured for $12,000; loss, $103. H. N. Oquist, in- 
sured for $500 : loss, $23. 



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Nos. 1098-1106 Tremont st. Three-story brick building; owned by 
J. Feiling; insured for $7,000; loss $15. 

No. 1111 Tremont ST. Three-story frame dwelling; owned by J. T. 
McDonough; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $250. 

No. 8 VValpole ST. School-house ; owned by City of Boston ; not in- 
sured; loss, $15,000. 

No. 4 Walpole st. and rear. Two-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Sarah J. Peacock; insured for $2,200; loss, $1,917.63. A. F. Mc- 
Donald, on contents ; insured for .$700 ; loss, $700 ; loss not insured, 
$58. 

No. 11 Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by Mary 
Ann Kinsley; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000; loss not insured$l,300. 
Contents owned by same, insured for $1,500; loss, $1,500; loss not 
insured, $2,500. 

No. 12 Walpole st. One-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned by 
heirs of Alfred Freeman ; probably not insured ; loss, $500. 

No. 13 Walpole st. Une-and-a half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by S. E. Chubbuck; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, 
$1,500. Mrs. T. Percy, on furniture ; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $1,900. 

No. 14 Walpole st. Two-story brick dwelling ; owned by Susan A. 
Cotter; insured for $4,000; loss, $4,000; loss, not insured, $500. On 
contents for $1,500; loss, 1,500; loss not insured, $524. P. Anderson, 
on contents ; insured for $4,000 ; loss, $400. 

No. 15 Walpole st. One-aud-a-half-storv frame dwelling; owned 
by F. S. Johnson, administratrix; insured for $2,000; loss, $2,000; 
loss not insured, $100. David Thomas on contents ; insured for $1,000 ; 
Toss, $950. 

No. 16 Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by J. W. 
Roston; insured for $2,000 ; loss, $2,000; loss not insured, $275. 

No. 16£ Walpole st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Elizabeth Yahle ; insured for $4,000 ; loss, $4,000 ; loss not insured, 
$750. On contents for $1,000 ; loss, $1,000 ; loss not insured ,$732. 

No. 18 Walpole st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by J. W. Roston ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $3,000 ; loss not insured, 
$1,800. C. H.Bryant, on contents, $1,000; loss, $1,000. 

No. 20 Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling and stable ; owned 
by J. W. Eoston ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $2,875. 

No. 22 Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling; owned by J. W. 
Roston; insured for $5,000; loss, $5,000; loss not insured, $1,360. 
Contents insured for $500 ; loss, $500 ; loss not insured, $1,300. 

No. 22£ Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by Susan 
E. Bryer ; insured for $1,500 ; loss, $1,500. 

No. 24 Walpole st. One-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by Mary Sullivan ; insured for $1,000; loss, $1,000. 

No. 25 Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by P. 
Brown; insured for $1,800 ; loss, $1,800; contents for $800 ; loss, $800. 

No. 82 Walpole st. Two-story frame dwelling ; owned by Base 
Ball Association ; insured for $800 ; loss, $800 ; John Haggerty, on con- 
tents ; insured for $1,000; loss. $1,000; loss not insured, $240. 

No. 35 Warwick st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Susan C. Briggs ; insurance on contents, for $500 ; loss, $29.45. 

No. 51 Warwick st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; owned 
by Sarah Moses ; insured for $3,000 ; loss, $7.00. 

No. 59 Warwick st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned 
by heirs George Dougherty ; insured for $1,000 ; loss, $20. 

No. 65 Warwick st. Four-story stone front dwelling; owned by 
Joseph Comer; insured for $22,000; loss, $117. 

No. 31 Westminster st. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling; 
owned by George N. Gleason ; insured for $3,000; loss, $9.25. 



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Yendley pe. Two-and-a-half-story frame dwelling ; owned by 

Kramer ; insured for $500 ; loss, $500. 

N. Y., N. H. & H. R.R. Providence Division, sustained loss to 
fences, sheds, etc. ; not insured ; estimated $2,500. 

Cause, supposed, from a lighted match thrown doAvn under the line 
of seats. 

Wednesday, 16th, 12-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 339 Tremont st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, agent ; loss, $17; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by H. J". Atherton, as lodgings; loss, $35; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Wednesday, 16th, 11-43 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Winsloav ST. Owned by M. C. Rogers ; noclaim ; occupied by 
P. Lally, as dwelling ; no claim ; originated on 1st floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 16th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 46 Atherton st. Owned by Frank Keneisel ; insurance, $-4,500 ; 
occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $71; insurance, $800; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, gas jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 16th, 1 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 6 Broadway extension. Owned by Dr. Angel; loss, $191 ; 
insurance, $9,000; occupied by H. C. Kathan, as dining-room; loss, 
$25; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 5 P.M. Box 148. 

No. 307 Congress st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
dropping of lighted lantern. 

Wednesday, 16th, 7-54 P.M. Box 491. 

Boston & Maine Railroad yard. Owned by F. F. Kendall & Co. ; 
occupied by same, as office ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, hot pipe left 
in coat pocket. 

Wednesday, 16th. 3-30 P.M. Box 521. 

Rear No. 71 Boylston ave. No damage ; originated in the grass ; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 17th. Still. 

Cor. Bremen and Marion sts. Bonfire ; originated in the street ; 
cause, set by boys. 

Thursday, 17th, 9-23 P.M. Still. 

No. 702 Centre st. Owned by Cyrus White heirs; insurance, $13,- 
000 ; occujfied by Henry Porter, as barber shop ; insurance, $500 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Thursday, 17th, 11-47 A.M. Automatic. 

No. 31 Medford st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 6-57 A.M. Box 1S6. 

No. 9(j Buttonwood st. Owned by Amos McEachron ; loss, $122; 
insurance, $833; occupied by John Quinlan, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
insurance, none ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown.- 



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Thursday, 17th, 7-38, 7-45 P.M. Box 227. 

No. 32 George st. Owned by T. F. Scanlan ; loss, $660 ; insurance, 
$39,000; occupied by same, as piano factory ; loss.. $7,689; insurance, 
$34,000; originated on 6th floor; cause, spontaneous combustion oily 
rags. 

Thursday, 17th, 3-09 P.M. Boo: 239. 

No. 818 Shawmut ave. No damage; originated on roof; cause, 
sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 17th, 7-25 P.M. Box 551. 
Off Wren st. Brush fire ; cause, carelessness in burning brush. 

Friday, 18th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 39 Walnut st. Owned by Patrick Lally ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
"",000; occujried by John Lally, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 



Friday, 18lh, 8-31 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Buckingham pl. Owned by R. Rosenfekl ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by R. H. Holgen, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
upsetting of oil lamp. 

Friday, 18th, 10-42 P.M. Box 42. 

No 24 Winter st. Owned by Wheatori heirs ; loss, $250 ; insurance, 
$21,000; occupied by A. Stowell & Co., as jewelry; loss, $2,835; in- 
surance, $199,500; occupied by Wood, Pollard, & McDonald, as electric 
plant ; loss, $900 ; insurance, $5,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, 
sjnontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 18th, 8-54 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 2 Rutland st. Owned by H. E. Smith; loss, $25; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by A. A. Klein, as dwelling; loss, $38; insurance, 
$950; originated on 4th floor; cause,, gas jet igniting curtain. 

Friday, 18th, 8-31 P.M. Box 469. 

No. 14 Harvard st. Owned by J. J. Costello ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Mrs. S. J. Gallagher, as dwelling; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas jet igniting cur- 
tain. 

Friday, 18th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 32 Chauncy st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
friction in belting. 

Saturday, 19th, 8-52 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 174 North st. Owned by Louis Berensen ; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by Rosai'io Carbone, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, lamp igniting lace curtain. 

Saturday, 19th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 22 Windsor st. Owned by Mrs. Killion ; loss, $19; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by H. Hermorson, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, defective chimney. 



94 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 20th, 2-02 P.M. Still. 

Rutherford ave. Owned by Sewall heirs ; unoccupied ; originated 
in basement; cause, rubbish, set by boys. 

Sunday, 20th, 3-06 P.M. Still. 

25 Lowell st. No damage ; originated on chimney ; cause, burning 
soot. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 449 Dudley st. Owned by M. Frink ; occupied by M. J. Mc- 
Ettrick, as dwelling ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, gas jet igniting lace curtain. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-20 P.M. Box 77. 
False alarm. , 

Sunday, 20th, 11-14 A.M Box 273. 

No. 13 Elmo st. Owned by Symonds heirs ; loss, $1,416 ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by T. Tibbetts, as dwelling; loss, $128 ; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated hot-air pipe. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-10 P.M. Box 992. 

No. 658 Washington st. Owned by Mrs. Sarah A. Whiton ; loss, 
$100 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by A. E. Stewart & Co., as grocery ; 
loss, $150; insurance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 21st, 11-30 P.M. Still. 

Bowdoi'N SQ. Owned by Chas. Atkinson el al. ; occupied by same, 
as theatre ; originated on stage ; cause, scenery taking fire during " fire 
scene " in play. 

Monday, 21st, 10-45 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Berlin and Burke sts. Originated in ruins of Box 215 fire ; 
cause, rekindling of rags. 

Monday, 21st, 8-37 P.M. Box 33. 

Cause, Engine 4 patrol testing door of box in closing started the 
automatic arrangement, causing a needless alarm. 

Monday, 21st, 3-46 A.M. Box 84. 

Harvard bridge. No damage ; originated under bridge ; cause, 
electric-light wire. 

Monday, 21st, 11-34 P.M. Box 224. 

Rear No. 879 Albany st. Owned by Timothy Connolly ; occupied 
by same, as storehouse; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
supposed incendiary. 

Monday, 21st, 7-31 A.M. Box 432. 

No. 51 Russell st. Owned by C. P. Page; loss, $8; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Mrs. E. T. Coulter, as dwelling ; loss, $S0 ; orig- 
inated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 22d. 10-01 A.M. Box 418. 

Cor. Medford and Charlestown sts. Owned by A. Wentworth ; 
unoccupied ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 



Fire Department. 95 



Tuesday, 22d, 9-18 P.M. Box 4S8. 

No. 7 Hawthorn SQ. Owned by N. Y. Brintnall ; loss, $700 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $1,100; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mrs. N. Y. Brintnall burned to death. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-20 P.M. Box 632. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 22d, 10-50 P.M. Box 633. 
False alarm. 

Wednesday, 23d, 2-35 A.M. Still. 
Near Miner St., B. & A. R.R. Originated in pile of railroad ties; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 6-30 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 598 Shawmut ave. Owned by James Teevan ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Ellen Keefe, as grocery; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 10-44 A.M. Box 262. 

No. 33 Valentine st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
fat taking fire. 

Thursday, 24, 12-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 315 Commonwealth ave. Originated in chimney; cause, burn- 
ing out. 

Thursday, 24th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 282 Commonwealth ave. Owned by Alexander Moseley; loss, 
$17 ; insurance, $30,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; insurance, 
$17,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective fireplace. 

Thursday, 24th, 2-10 P.M. Box 135. 
Rear No. 492 East Seventh st. Needless ; cause, smoky chimney. 

Thursday, 24th, 11-49 A.M. Box 217. 

No. 204 Vernon st. Needless ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, leaky 
oil from plumbers' stove. 

Friday, 25th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 
Cor. First and D sts. No damage ; originated in vacant lot ; cause, 
set by boys. 

Friday, 25th, 9-12 P.M. Box 12. 

Nos. 3 and 5 Cooper st. No damage ; originated under front steps ; 
cause, set by boys. 

Saturday, 26th, 10-39 A.M. Box 155. 

No. 6 Broadway court. Owned by Jerome McDonald estate ; loss, 
$5 ; occupied by James W. Dwyer, as storehouse ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, set by boys. 

Sunday, 27th, 3-28 P.M. Still. 

No. 16 Charles-st. pl. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ;. 
cause, waste paper in stove. 



9(3 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 27th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 

Harrison ave. Bonfire; originated in vacant lot; cause, set by- 
boys. 

Monday, 28th, 4-15 A.M. Box 62. 

No. 176 Boylston ST. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $ 131 ; insur- 
ance, $90,000; occupied by George Burwell, as druggist; loss, $1,000; 
insurance, $20,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 29th, 2-45 P.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 483-489 Atlantic ave. No damage; originated on 6th floor; 
cause, Grinnell sprinkler. 

Tuesday, 29th, 10-17 P.M. Box 15. 

No. 72 Fulton st. Needless; originated on 2d floor; cause, light 
mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 30th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 
First, near B ST. Originated in manure heap ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 30th, 10-28 P.M. Box 53. 
Beach st. Needless alarm ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Wednesday, 30th, 1-29 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 30 Worcester st. Owned by M. F. Gould; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $8,000 ; occupied by M. A. McFarland, as dwelling ; loss ; $60 ; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 30th, 5-15 P.M. Box 272. 

Rear No. 59 Elm Hill ave. Owned by £. H. Eldredge; loss, 
$1,350; insurance, $1,350; occupied by Mrs. J. J. Maloy, as storage; 
loss, $1,500; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Daniel Gaffey, as barn; 
loss, $15 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 31st, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

Cor. Hioh and Purchase sts. No damage ; originated on 6th floor ; 
cause, oveiiieated pulley in blower. 

Thursday, 31st, 12-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 86 Harrison ave. Owned by Horace B. Taylor; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. F. Lawton & Co., as furniture; loss, $24; in- 
surance, $2,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas jet igniting lace- 
draperies. 

Thursday, 31st, 8-16 P.M. Still. 

No. 139 West Concord st. Owned by Edward Crosby ; insurance, 
-$4,000; occupied by Daniel Harrison, as dwelling; loss, $1; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Ihursday, 31st, 9-15 A.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 84-86 Hawley st. Needless ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
some one broke glass and pushed button. 

Thursday, 31st, 11-28 A.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 558 to 568 Washing-ton st. Needless ; cause, accidental, by 
workman, 



Fire Department. 97 

Thursday, 31st, 1-23 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 27 Wheeler st Owned by E. H. Fette ; loss, $41 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. J. Thompson, as lodgings; loss, $25; orig- 
inated on 2d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Thursday, 31, 3-1.9 P.M. Box 196. 

No. 54 Clapp st. Needless; originated in chimney; cause, burning 
out. 



JUNE. 

Friday, 1st, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Grove st. Needless; originated in chimney; cause, smoky. 

Friday, 1st, 7-40 P.M. Box 73. 

No. 5 Rollins st. Owned by Eliza Scott; loss, $22; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Bessie Harvey, as lodgings ; loss, $29 ; insurance, 
$1,200; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Saturday, 2d, 5-13 P.M. Still. 

No. 95 Mt. Vernon st. No damage; originated in basement; 
cause, ashes taking fire in ash-bin. 

Saturday, 2d, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 139£ Leverett st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
lamp explosion. 

Saturday, 2d, 7-54 P.M. Still. 

No. 317 Columbus ave. Owned by F. C. Warren; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $9,000; occupied by E. F. Kittredge, as dwelling; loss, $31; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, careless use of 
matches. 

Saturday, 2d, 9-12, 9-15 P.M. 2d Alarm. Box 42. 

No. 5 Winter st. Owned by Hodges heirs; loss, $3,041; insur- 
ance, $70,000; occupied by R. & J. Gilchrist, as dry goods; loss, 
$31,073; insurance, $63,000; originated in basement; cause, rats and 
matches. 

Sunday, 3d, 12-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 94 Havre st. No damage ; oiiginatcd on 2d floor ; cause, 
breaking of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 4th, 2-52 P. M. Still. 

No. 161 Salem st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
smoky stove. 

Monday, 4th, 12-12 P.M. Box 113. 

Rear Nos. 194 and 196 W. First st. Owned by Patrick Galvin ; 
loss, $120; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by same, as stable ; loss, $34; 
insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 4th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 Fay st. Owned by Louis Amolsky ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. Newlander and others, as tenement; originated 
■on 4th floor; cause, sparks from chimney. 



98 City Document No. 12. 



Monday, 4th, 2-09 A.M. Box 262. 

No. 80 Marcella st. Owned by John Mulvey ; loss, $190; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by A. H. Small, as grocery; loss, $288; insur- 
ance, $1,100; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-18 A.M. Box 634. 

No. 149 Meridian st. Owned by Clara A. Whitemore ; loss, $30; 
insurance, $5,600; occupied by W. E. Litchfield, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-16 A.M. Box 12. 

No. 26 Cooper st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
upsetting of oil-stove. 

Tuesday, 5th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 135 Eliot st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 5th, 8-40 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 27 Rochester st. Owned by John Bainard ; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $3,500; occupied by I. Feinstein, as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 4th floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 5th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 1844 Washington st. Owned by A. A. Lawrence heirs; occu- 
pied by R. A. Upton, as restaurant ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $800 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtains. 

Tuesday, 5th, 11-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Wood st. Owned by Joshua Sears; insurance, $3,500; oc- 
cupied by Albert Raymond, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance $300; 
originated in basement; cause, careless use of lamp. 

Wednesday, 6th, 12-14 P.M. Box 647. 

No. 151 Condor st. Owned by W. E. Stowe; loss, $212; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Thomas Gallagher, as dwelling; originated in 
shed in rear; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 6th, 8-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 53 Cooper st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Wednesday, 6th, 9-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 710 Centre st. No damage; originated in chimney; cause^ 
burning soot. 

Thursday, 7th, 12-25 A.M. Still. 

Warren st. No damage ; originated in stuffing-box on West End 
R.R. car ; cause, overheated bearing. 

Thursday, 7th, 5-31 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 72 Harrison ave. Owned by C. S. Bond ; loss, $46 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by P. W. O'Byrne, as lodgings : loss, $125 ; 
insurance, $800 ; occupied by Johanna Riley, as dwelling; loss, $40; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 99 



Thursday, 7th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 190 Vernon ST. Owned by William Haigh ; loss. $25 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Mrs. Maguire, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 7th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 491 Beacon st. Owned by A. Shuman ; loss, $14 ; insurance, 
$40,000; occupied by C. A. Whitney, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, careless use of gas. 

Thursday, 7th, 5-13 P.M. Box 269- 

No. 17 Akron st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, defective stove- 
pipe; needless. 

Thursday, 7th, 1-46 P.M. Boo: 922. 

Corwin ST. Owned by Frank H. Silkes ; loss, $250; occupied by 
Frank H. Silkes, as stable; loss, $50; occupied by Benjamin Soden, as 
stable; loss, $206; insurance, $300; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 8th, 10-38 A.M. Still. 

No. 59 Purchase st. Originated on 5th floor; cause, smoke from 
brass foundry ; needless. 

Friday, 8th, 6-22 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 8 Benton st. Originated in basement; cause unknown; no 
damage. 

Friday, 8th, 8-37 P.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 188 Dudley st. Owned by West End R.R., electric car; 
loss, $5; originated on motor under car; cause, defective insulation. 

Friday, 8th, 1 P.M. Box 575. 
Cause unknown ; false alarm. 

Saturday, 9th, 7-56 P.M. Box 631. 
No. 78 Sumner st. Owned by Henry Pigeon & Son; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Henry Pigeon & Son, as spar yard; insurance, 
$2,500 ; originated in spar yard ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 9th, 8-32 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 108 Warrenton st. Owned by Dr. Phelps ; insurance, $9,000 ; 
occupied by J. F.Donovan, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 9th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 87 Bristol st. Originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion ; no damage. 

Saturday, 9th, 11-47 A.M. Box 78. 
No. 106 E. Neavton st. Owned by W. F. Watson ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $5,500; occupied by R. Griffin, as dwelling; loss, $50; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 10th, 12-51 A.M. Still. 
No. 7 Minot ST. Owned by N. Waxman ; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Rose Blume, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, lighted 
candle igniting curtain. 



100 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 10th, 2-48 P.M.. Automatic. 
No. 700 Harrison ave. Cause, overheated thermostat ; raise. 

Sunday, 10th, 12-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 94 Huntington ave. Originated in chimney ; cause, burning 
out; no damage. 

Sunday, 10th, 6-53 P.M. Still. 
Eustis ST. West End R.R. car ; cause, defective motor. 

Sunday, 10th, 11-50 A.M. Box 917. 

No. 1260 Dorchester ave. Owned by Leander Jones ; insurance, 
$12,000; occupied by D. C. Hayes, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 11th, 3-22 A.M. Box 41. 

No. 41 Milk st. Originated in basement ; cause, smokv range ; 
needless. 

Monday, 11th, 12-28 P.M. Box 41S. 

No. 205 Endicott st. Owned by Wm. J. Clark; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by John McCormack, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 11th, 9-58 A.M. Box 415. 

No. 30 Poplar st. Owned by Samuel Condon; loss, $12; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Ellen Cummings, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, explosion of a lamp. 

Monday, 11th, 6-45 P.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 518-536 Washington st. Originated in boiler-room ; cause, 
excessive heat ; false. 

Monday, 11th, 8-37 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 27 Newbern st. Owned by Joseph Stienhepel ; insm'ance, 
$1,200; occupied by Henry Kail enberg, as dwelling; loss, $16; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, overturning of kerosene 
lamp. 

Tuesday, 12th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

Main st. West End R.R. car; loss, $10; cause, defective motor. 

Tuesday, 12th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 9 Lime st. Owned by John Mullowney; loss, $8; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by John Mullowney, as blacksmith ; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 12th, 4-45 A.M. Still. 

NO. 1260 Washington st. Owned by J. Merello; loss, $40; insur- 
ance, $3,200; occupied by J. Merello, as bakery; insurance, $6,000; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 12th, 1-34 P.M. Box 71. 

No. 29 Dover st. Owned by Josiah Hayden ; loss, $1,089; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by M. A. Atwood, as dwelling; loss, $205; 
insurance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 101 

Wednesday, 13th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 124 Boeder st. Originated on 1st floor: cause, hot-box 
of shafting ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-46 P. 31. Box 35. 

No. 46 School st. Owned by J. B. Thomas estate ; loss, $222 ; in- 
surance $14,000 ; occupied by W. J. Barta, as shirt-maker ; loss, $200 ; 
occupied by City Loan Company, as loan-office ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 13th, 7-50 P.M. Box 79. 
Hotel Vendome. Cause, smoky chimney ; needless. 

Wednesday, 13th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 209 Eustis st. No loss; originated in chimney; cause, soot 
burning. 

Thursday, 14th, 10-13 A.M. Box 13. 

No. 168 North st. Owned by Mark Genaro ; insurance, $8,000 ; 
occupied by L. D. Marco, as tenement; loss, $10; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, candle igniting drapery. 

Thursday, 14th, 4-37 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 46 Billerica st. Owned by J. Levy ; occupied by Frank Pratt, 
as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, child playing with matches. 

Remarks. — Frank Pratt, three years old, fatally burned, playing with 
matches ; died at hospital at 8 P.M. 

Thursday, 14th, 7-10 P.M. Box 67. 

Nos. 825-7 Washington st. Owned by David Sears estate ; loss, 
$220 : insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Geo. Vining, as photographer ; 
loss, $50 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 14th, 4-45 P.M. Box 69. 
No. 310 Albany st. Owned by Mrs. T. F. Furber; loss, $46; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by Isaac Doblin, as tailor; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks and old mattress. 

Thursday, 14th, 9-12 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 432 Shawmut ave. Owned by Libby & Sons; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by Rosie Bonner, as lodgings; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, curtain igniting from a 
gas-jet. 

Friday, 15th, 4-35 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 320 Hanover st. Owned by F. Gould heirs ; unable to get loss 
or insurance; occupied by Isabel G. Ferry, as dry goods; loss, $45; 
insurance, $10,000; originated on awning; cause, match or cigar from 
window above. 

Friday, 15th, 11-44 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Shawmut st. Cause, smoky stove ; needless. 

Friday, 15th, 6-17 P.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 518 and 536 Washington st. Originated in boiler-room; cause, 
overheated ; false. 



102 City Document No. 12. 



Friday, 15th, 9-49 A.M. Box 122. 
No. 29 Woodward st. Owned Mrs. C. H. Crimes; loss, $150; in- 
surance, $2,000 ; occupied by Wm. McKay, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, explosion of gasoline stove. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Annie McKay burned to death by flame from the 
stove. 

Friday, 15th, 2-24 A.M. Box S3. 

No. 786 Tremont st. Owned by Trustees Old Men's Home ; loss, 
$346 ; insurance, $9,600 ; occupied by R. A. Munroe, as private hospital ; 
loss, $164; insurance, $1,200; originated on 4th floor; cause, explosion 
of a lamp. 

Remarks. — Julia L. Gunnison, a lodger, was burnt to death. 

Friday, 15th, 11-48 A.M. Box 215. 
No. 8 Benton st. Owned by Wm. Pope ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by M. Mischler, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 15th, 10-21 A.M. Box 215. 
No. 23 Warwick st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
gasoline stove overturning. 

Friday, 15th, 8-10 P.M. Box 227. 
No. 32 George st. Owned by T. F. Scanlon ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$39,000 ; occupied by same, as piano factory ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-59 P.M. Box 423. 
No. 5 Foss st. Owned by Richard Mansfield ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,800 ; occupied by J. Mansfield, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-43 P.M. Box 41 7. 
No. 55 SnoWhill st. Originated on 3d floor ; cause, fireworks ; 
no damage. 

Saturday, 16th, 4-26 P.M. Box 21. 
No. 76 Sudbury st. Originated on 4th floor ; cause, pulley running 
off shaft and friction setting fire to dust on the wheel. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-54 P.M. Box 56. 
Nos. 184 and 194 South st. Owned by Minot heirs ; loss, $115 ; 
insurance, $25,000; occupied by W. C. James & Co., as sole leather; 
loss, $54; insurance, $5,000; originated on aAvning; cause, boys and 

Saturday, 16th, 5-11 P.M. Box 77. 
No. 99 Dedham st. Owned by H. L. Leonard ; loss, $14 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, basket of wood igniting from stove. 

Saturday, 16th, 1-38 P.M. Box 256. 
No. 9 Posen st. Owned by Mary Mullen; occupied by same, as 
dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 16th, 8-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 101 Warren st. Owned by Aaron Slutzki ; occupied by Theo- 
dore Brand, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
careless use of matches. 



Fire Department. 103 



Saturday, 16th, 2-10 P.M. Still. 

Riter, cor. Fremont st. Owned by Z. Hollingsworth ; loss, $25 ; 
occupied by Mrs. Plummer, as wood-shed; loss, $15; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 17th, 6-10 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 73 Endicott ST. Owned by Michael Doherty heirs; loss, $215; 
insurance, $3,400 ; occupied by John Turner, as liquors ; originated on 
1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 17th, 12-21 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 207 F ST. Owned by Patrick Kane ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $2,500 ; 
occupied by several families, as tenements; originated on roof; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 17th, 2-55 P.M. Box 68. 

No. 587 Harrison ave. No damage. Originated in basement; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Sunday, 17th, 3-57 A.M. Box 91. 

No. 30 Batavia ST. Owned by M. 1). Brooks ; loss, $187 ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Mrs. McLaughlin, as dwelling; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 18th, 8-27 P.M. Still. 

No. 124 Meridian st. Owned by E. M. McPhearson ; loss, $10 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by Wolf son Bros., as fire-works; originated 
■on 1st floor; cause, boys throwing light among the fire-works. 

Monday, 18th, 12-07 P.M. Box 642. 

No. 295 Havre st. Owned by John F. Wood ; loss, $85 ; insurance, 
,$3,000 ; occupied by P. J. Nagle, as dwelling ; loss, $40 ; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, upsetting of kerosene oil stove. 

Monday, 18th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Chestnut st. Owned by A. T. Knapp ; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by Geo. Sexton, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on awning 
on the roof; cause, fireworks. 

Monday, 18th, 7-43 P.M. Box 421. 

No. 33 City sq. Owned by Mrs. M. U. Connoi-s ; insurance, $1,600 ; 
■occupied by J. A. Peters, as cigars ; loss, $2 ; originated in window ; 
cause, gas-jet igniting netting. 

Monday, 18th, 9-58 A.M. Box 453. 
No. 509 Main st. Owned by Phipps heirs; loss, $20; insurance, 
-$800; occupied by Geo. A. Sanderson, as bake-shop ; originated on 
roof; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 2-40 P.M. Box 453. 
No. 5 Charles st. Owned by Tolman heirs ; loss, $100 ; unoccupied ; 
originated in old shed ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 11-36 A.M. Box 459. 
No. 379 Main st. Owned by Mrs. E. J. Chamberlin ; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by E. F. White, as provisions ; loss, $15; 
originated on awning ; cause, fire- crack ei - s. 



104 City Document No. 12. 



Monday, 18th, 4-14 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Williams court. No damage ; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated flue from boiler. 

Monday, 18th, 1-09 P.M. Box 14. 

Nos. 247-251 North st. Owned by H. M. Hillson ; loss, $500 : in- 
surance, $15,000; occupied by Gistaro Deangle, as theatre; loss, 
$1,674 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by H. M. Hillson, as tinsmith ; loss,. 
$20; insurance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Monday, 18th, 6-57 P.M. Box 418. 

Cor. Charlestown and Beverly sts. Owned by A. Went- 
worth ; unoccupied ; no damage ; originated in basement ; cause, boys 
setting fire. 

Monday, 19th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 923-927 Washington st. Owned by Charles Stratton ; insur- 
ance, $11,000 ; occupied by T. S. Davis, as jeweller ; loss, $14 ; insurance, 
$6,000 ; originated on awning ; cause, boys and fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 8-32 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 10 Pine st. Owned by Mary E. Sullivan ; insurance, $3,000 ; oc- 
cupied by same, as lodgings ; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Monday, 18th, 4-47 P.M. Box 139. 

Nos. 41 to 47 Dorchester st. Owned by J. M. Kenny ; loss, $837 ; 
insurance, $1,500 ; occupied by J. M. Kenny, as stable ; loss, $450 ; 
insurance, $1,750; No. 41 owned by J. M. Kenny; loss, $193; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Hattie Callahan, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
No. 47, owned by T. A. Bresnahan ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by 
several families, as dwelling. 

No. 312 Bolton st. Owned by Wm. Dekaski ; loss, $8 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Wm. Dekaski, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor of No. 43 ; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Levi Thing, of Ladder 5, injury to his toes by being cut 
with an axe. 

Monday, 18th, 2-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 86 Dover st. Owned by Isaac Blair ; insurance, $5,000 ; occu- 
pied by Mary Orhem, as lodgings ; loss, $167 ; insurance, $1,000 ; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 18th, 7-48 P.M. Still. 
No. 1788 Washington st. Owned by C. A. Richards estate; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Wm. H. Crone, as liquors; loss, $450; insur- 
ance, $5,500; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting mosquito 
netting. 

Monday, 18th, 9-59 P.M. Box 524. 
Prince st. False alarm. 

Tuesday, 19th, 6-05 P.M. Still. 
Main st. Cause defective motor on West End car. 

Tuesday, 19th, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 16 Somerset st. Owned by L. Lugee ; no claim ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Mrs. H. J. Ellemwood, as dwelling; loss, $7; in- 
surance, $25,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 



Fire Department. 105 



Tuesday, 19th, 12-29 A.M. Box 24. 
No. 47 So. Russell st. Owned by Litchfield heirs: insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Chas. Holmes, as tenement; originated on roof; 
cause, fireworks. 

Tuesday, 19th, 8-56 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 67 Indiana pl. Owned by Rebecca Hall ; loss, $29 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by same, as lodgings ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 19th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 

Bristol st. Vacant lot; occupied hy Proctor & Drummey, as 
lumber; loss, $50; originated on vacant lot; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1.9th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 243 Shawmut ave. No damage; originated in basement; 
cause, gas explosion. 

Wednesday, 20th, 2-14 P.M. Box 657. 

No. 508 Bremen st. Owned by Mrs. M. Fitzgerald; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $2,400; occupied by Wm. G. Hall, as stable; loss, $50. No 
481 Chelsea st. ; owned by Geo. S. Morse; loss, $16; insurance- 
$3,000 ; occupied by Stimson Varnish Company, as factory ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 20th, 8-46 A.M. Box 418. 

No. 172 and 174 Endicott st. Owned by John O'Connor; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by John O'Connor, as grocer ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by John Grant, as dwelling; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 20th, 8-53 P.M. Still. 

Dump foot of Mercer st. Originated on vacant lot; cause, boys 
setting fire to cotton waste left to dry. 

Wednesday, 20th, 11-40 P.M. Box 263. 

No. 106 Day st. Owned by Mrs. L. Hide; loss, $126; insurance, 
$9,500; unoccupied, as dwelling; originated in basement; cause, sup- 
posed incendiary. 

Wednesday, 20th, 6-14 A.M. Box 513. 

No. 167 Boylston ST. Originated in chimney; cause, soot taking 
fire ; no damage. 

Thursday, 21st, 1-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 63 Maverick sq. Owned by Micah Dyer estate; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by I. Hellar, as fancy goods ; originated in basement ; 
cause, boys setting fire to husk. 

Thursday, 21st, 1-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Sheafe st. Originated on roof ; cause, lightning ; no 
damage. 

Thursday, 21st, 11-09 P.M. Box 9- 
No. 40 Webster ave. No damage ; originated in basement; cause, 
careless use of matches. 



106 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-26 A.M. Still. 

No. 28 Norman st. Owned by P. Lissner; no claim; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, .careless use of kerosene in lighting fire. 

Thursday, 21st, 10-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Clarence st. Owned by Patrick H. Coakley; occupied by 
Wm. J. Cochran, as dwelling; loss $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
■explosion of kerosene oil stove. 

Thursday, 21st, 1-54 P.M. Box 972. 
Richmond st. Owned by Third Religious Society, Dorchester ; loss, 
§440; insurance, $14,000; occupied by Unitarian Society, as church; 
insurance, $3,000 ; owned by the Blaney Memorial Society ; loss. $564 ; 
insurance, $17,800 ; occupied by Blaney Memorial Society, as church; 
insurance, $2,500 ; originated in the tower ; cause, struck by lightning. 

Thursday, 21sl, 1-47 P.M. Box 563. 
Temple st. Owned by Mrs. Maylen ; loss, $52 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. Maylen, as dwelling-house; originated in chimney; 
cause, lightning ; needless alarm. 

Friday 22d, 4-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 41 Charter st. Owned by Louis C. Merry; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by Louis C. Merry, as bakeiw ; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on awning; cause, fire-crackers. 

Friday, 22d, 9-19 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 149 and 151 Congress st. Rogers & Burdett ; loss, $96 ; in- 
surance, $85,000 ; occupied by B. D. Washburn, as real estate office; 
originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Friday, 22d, 1-37 A.M. Box 65. 
No. 317 Harrison ave. Originated in basement ; cause, gas explo- 
sion; no damage. 

Friday, 22d, 4-35 P.M. Still. 
B. & A. R.R., near Beacon park. Originated in car of rubbish; 
cause, sparks from locomotive ; no damage. 

Friday, 22d, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Savin st. Originated in chimney; cause, back draft filled 
room with smoke ; needless. 

Saturday, 23d, 4-08 P.M. Still. 
No. 2 Endicott court. Originated in chimney; cause, smoky; 
needless 

Saturday, 23d, 9-25 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 67 and 69 Endicott st. Cause, excited citizen thought he 
saw smoke ; needless. 

Saturday, 23d. 9-40, 9-51 P.M. Box 47. 
Nos. 29 and 33 Purchase st. Owned by J. T. Burr; loss, $1,957 ; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by Boston Bolt Company, as salesroom; 
loss, $10,500; insurance, $17,500; occupied by Educational Publishing 
Company, as workshop ; loss, $500 ; insurance, $12,038 ; occupied by 
D. J. Halliday, as printer; loss, $170; insurance, $350; originated in 
basement ; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 107 



Saturday, 23d, 10-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 33 Prospect st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, gas-jet ignit- 
ing curtain. 

Remarks. — Engine 27 extinguished this fire, being located at Engine 
4, " covering," Engines 4 and 6 being at Box 47. 

Saturday, 23d, 12-13 P.M. Automatic. 

Nos. 11-23 Eliot st. Originated on 2d floor; cause, lighted match 
dropped on awning ; no loss. 

Saturday, 23d, 11-05 P.M. Box 135. 
No. 532 E. Eighth st. Cause, smoky stove; needless. 

Saturday, 23d, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

Off Greenleaf st. Originated on vacant lot ; cause, boys setting 
fire to straw; no damage. 

Saturday, 23d, 11-25 P.M. Box 549. 

No. 76 Call st. Owned by Alfred Foster ; loss, $265; insurance, 
■$2,000; occupied by C. A. Babcock & Co., as bakery; loss, $391 ; in- 
surance, $1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot coals from oven. 

Sunday, 24th, 12-05 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 178-180 Pleasant st. Cause, soot burning in chimney ; needless. 

Monday, 25th, 10 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Allston ST. Owned by J. B. Ames ; loss, $537 ; insur- 
ance, $7,500; occupied by Mrs. Ellen Lee,' as dwelling; loss, $256; in- 
surance, $3,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 25th, 11-39 P.M. Box 129. 

No. 1 W. Seventh st. Owned by John Shortell ; loss, $50 ; occupied 
by John Shortell, as junk-shop; loss, $100; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 26th, 11-24 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 86A Leverett st. Owned by C. Berry ; insurance, $25,000 ; oc- 
cupied by K. M. Davidson, as tenement; loss, $20; insui'ance, $1,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Tuesday, 26th, 9-13 P.M. Box 196. 

No. 268 Boston st. Owned by W. S. Stevens ; loss, $75 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by H. W. Ladd, as dwelling; loss, $99; insurance, 
$2,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, curtain blowing against lamp. 

Wednesday, 27th, 1-55 P.M. Box 495. 

State Prison. Owned by Commonwealth of Mass. ; occupied by 
Commonwealth of Mass., as prison ; loss, $40 ; originated in blind attic ; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 27th, 8-21 A.M. Still. 

No. 81 Prince st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, leaky gas-pipe; 
needless. 



108 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 27th, 10-49 P.M. Box 982. 
No. 5 Franklin st. Owned by John C. Daggett; loss; $375; in- 
surance, $300 ; occupied by same as stable ; loss, $12 ; insurance, $500 ; 
owned by John C. Daggett, loss, $100; insurance, $3,000; occupied by 
same, as dwelling ; loss, $222 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 28th, 9-37 P.M. Still. 

Cottage-street bridge. Originated under bridge on the marsh ; 
cause, boys setting fire to empty barrels ; no damage. 

Thursday, 28th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Phipps pl. Cause, burning of soot in chimney; no damage. 

Thursday, 28th, 5-10 P.M. Still. 

Dunmore ST. Originated on vacant lot ; pile of rubbish ; cause, set 
by boys ; no damage. 

Thursday, 28th, 4-35 P.M. Box 554. 

No. 5 Knoll st. Originated on 1st floor ; cause, kerosene oil stove ; 
no damage. 

Friday, 29th, 7-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 56 Salem st. Cause, defective chimney; no damage. 

Friday, 29th, 12-41 A.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 63-65 Essex st. Owned by Kimball heirs ; loss, $769 ; insur- 
ance, $47,500; occupied by Whitney Brothers, as paper-dealers; loss 
$461 ; insurance, $15,250 ; occupied by Wheelock Manufacturing Com- 
pany, as factory; loss, $222; insurance, $12,000; occupied by E. L. 
Joslin & Co , as dress-forms; loss, $3,172; insurance, $4,000; occupied 
by L. Sneider & Co., as tailor; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by Franklin Engraving Company, as work-shop ; loss, $203 ; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 30th, 1-32 P. 31. Box 636. 

Rear No. 214 Havre st. Owned by Bridget Fitzgerald; loss, $15; 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by Bridget Kilvey, as dwelling ; originated 
in wood-shed ; cause, boys setting fire to excelsior. 

Saturday, 30th, 11-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Chambers st. Originated in yard ; pile of rubbish ; cause, 
fire left after setting tires. 

Saturday, 30th, 9-15 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 22-24 Water st. Originated on 4th floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion ; no damage. 

Remarks. — During the month the department extinguished fifty- 
seven bonfirea set by boys in the streets and vacant lots. 



Fire Department. 109 



JULY. 

Sunday, 1st, 9-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 61 Maverick sq. Originated on 2d floor; cause, smoky oil 
stove ; needless. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 280 Main st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, smoky stove; 
needless. 

Sunday, 1st, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

Tremont, opp. Bromfield st. Occupied by West End Railroad ; 
originated under flooring of car; cause, overcharged wire; no damage. 

Sunday, 1st, 10-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 133 Tremont st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, smoky stove; 
needless. 

Sunday, 1st, 10-47 A.M. Still. 

Opp. Newbury st. Originated in pile of grass ; cause, sparks from 
locomotive ; no damage. 

Sunday, 1st, 10-24 A.M. Box 129- 
No. 207 West Fourth st. Cause, smoky stove; needless. 

Sunday, 1st, 8-20 P.M. Box 621. 
No. 621 Parker st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, bale of hay set 
by boys ; no damage. 

Sunday, 1st, 3-16 A.M. Box 423. 

No. 106 Chelsea st. Owned by Luke Leonard; loss, $25.00; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by Hugh Brady, as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Sunday, 1st, 2-41 P.M. Box 938. 

Waldeck st. Owned by E. A. Jewett; loss, $25.00; insurance, 
none ; occupied by same, as store ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 2d, 11-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 88 Purchase st. Owned by J. H. Lee; insurance, $23,000; 
occupied by P. L. E. Alberts; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective 
chimney ; needless. 

Monday, 2d, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 107 Endicott st. Owned by Mary Lee; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Aaron Batchelder, as store and dwelling ; originated on 
awning of store; cause, fire-crackers. 

Monday, 2d, 11-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Blue Hill ave. Cause, a strong smell of smoke by citizen ; 
needless. 

Monday, 2d, 12-05 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 9 Staniford st. Owned by Dr. Elliott ; loss, $18 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by C. McKay, as lodging-house; loss, $114; insur- 
ance, $900 ; orignated on 1st floor ; cause, breaking of lamp. 



110 City Document No. 12. 



Monday, 2d, 11-25 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 13 Mayo st. Owned by Orin Sherman ; originated in basement ; 
cause, oil stove ; needless. 

Monday, 2d, 4-57 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 6 Bell's court. Owned by Thomas Clai'ke; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Patrick Collins, as dwelling ; originated on 
roof; cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Monday. 2d, 1-50 P.M. Box 617. 

Warehouse No. 1, Grand Junction wharf. Owned by Boston 
& Albany Railroad ; loss, $2,660; insurance, $5,000; occupied by C. H. 
Cheney, as storage for rags ; loss, $300 ; insurance, $300 ; occupied by 
Train, Smith, & Co., as rags; loss, $135 : occupied by W. F. Corne, as 
rags ; loss, $150 ; insurance, $150 ; occupied by True & McClelland, as 
rags ; loss, $853 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by Booth & Co., as skins ; 
loss, $1,949 ; insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by J. F. Nickerson, as flour ; 
loss, $167.11; insurance, $1,000; originated in centre of warehouse; 
cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman J. F. Galvin, of Engine 9, was burnt on face 
and neck at this fire. Cullman Thomas Metcalf, of Engine 11, had his 
hand cut by falling slate at this fire. 

Tuesday, 3d, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

Boston & Maine tracks, off Summer st. Owned by Boston & 
Maine Railroad ; occupied by same, as freight car ; loss, $12 ; originated 
in lumber in car; cause, set by boys with oily waste. 

Tuesday, 3d, 9-50 P.M. SHU. 
No. 275 Hanover st. Owned by Thomas L. Smith ; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by J. T. Burden, as drug store and dwelling; loss, 
$15; insurance, $2,000; originated on awning of store; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Tuesday, 3d, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 11 Cypress st. Owned by Parkman estate; insurance, $2,000; 
occupied by Mrs. M. Hanley ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, child play- 
ing with matches. 

Tuesday, 3d, 5-49 P.M. Still. 

B. Y. Club, off Sixth St. Owned by D. H. McKay ; loss, yacht, $25 ; 
occupied by same, as yacht; loss, $75 ; originated in forcastle ; cause, 
explosion of gasoline stove. 

Tuesday. 3d, 7-32 P.M. Still. 
Xo. 7 Warren pl. Owned by J. Brammer; occupied by same; 
originated in chimney ; cause, smoke beating down on roof. 

Tuesday, 3d, 4-10 P.M. Box 78. 
No. 636 Albany st. Owned by City of Boston ; occupied by same, 
as blacksmith-shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas explosion. 

Tuesday, 3d, 9-08 P.M. Box 217. 
Nos.ol and 56 Weston st. Owned by H. P. Hall estate; loss, 
$1,191; insurance, $9,750; occupied by Charles Clark, as dwelling; 
loss, $150; insurance, $100; occupied by Mr. O'Neil, as dwelling; loss, 
$161; insurance, $500; occupied by Mr. Liemen, as dwelling; loss 
$150; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, lamp explosion. 



Fire Department. Ill 

Tuesday, 3d, 12-43 P.M. Box 287. 

No. 66 Munroe ST. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, fire-crackers ; no- 
damage. 

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

No. 4 Etjtaw ST. Originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers; no 
damage. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-40 P.M. Still. 
Chelsea ST. Originated in attic ; cause, smoking in bed ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 68£ Cambridge st. Originated on roof; cause, fire-crackers \ 
no damage. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-20 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 140-144 Kneeland st. Owned by Bangs & Wells; insurance, 
$10,000; occupied by Lee Hammond, as liquors; loss, $31 ; insurance, 
$13,500 ; occupied by C. A. Batchelder, as tailor ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by G. F. Waldron, as machinist; insurance, $5,000; originated 
on street; cause, bonfire. 

Remarks. — Heat from bonfire caused plate-glass window to crack. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-22 P.M. Still. 

No. 50 Harvard st. Owned by J. M. Beebee ; insurance, $20,000; 
occupied by H. L. Greene, as provision store ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; originated on awning ; cause, fire-works. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 146 Silver st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 23 Savoy st. Occupied, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, fire-crackers ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Hawkins st. Owned by Walter Dyer; no damage; occu- 
pied by Catherine Ward, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
fire-crackers. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Catherine Ward's clothes set on fire by a fire- 
cracker. She was badly burnt, and from injuries sustained died, at the 
City Hospital. 

Wednesday, 4th, 2-21 P.M. Still. 

Foot of Westcott st. No damage ; originated in pile of hay ; 
cause, carelessness of children. 

Wednesday, 4th, 6-20 A M. Still. 
Chestnlt Hill ave. Originated on awning; cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 12-50 P.M. Still. 

Washington st. Owned by J. O. Tubs; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by same, as stable; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-22 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 17 Harris st. Owned by P. Green ; loss, $65 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by C. McCarthy, as dwelling ; originated in basement ;. 
cause unknown. 



112 City Document Xo. 12. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-53 P.M. Box 9. 
No. 17 Harris st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
sparks from previous fire. 

Wednesday, 4th, 3-49 P.M. Box 86. 

No. 1623 Washington st. Owned by S. Smith; loss, $150; in- 
surance, $9,500; occupied by G. W. A. Gould, as dwelling; loss, $368; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-55 P.M. Box 87. 

Washington st. Owned by Evans heirs ; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by Geoi'ge F. Jewett, as market; loss, $50 ; origi- 
nated in stall of market; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-19 A.M.. Box 136. 

No. 684 East Second st. Owned by James Evans ; loss, $8 ; in- 
surance, $2,200; occupied by same, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
•cause, fire-works. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-45 P.M. Box 143. 

No. 219 West Seventh st. Owned by Daniel Kehoe ; loss, $12; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by C. Lucey, as dwelling; originated on 
x'oof ; cause, fire-works. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-48 P.M. Box 199. 

Nos. 2 and 4 Belden court. Owned by Sarah Wright; loss, $164; 
insurance, $1,500; owned by Helen Fitzpatrick; loss, $195; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by Sarah Wright, as dwelling; loss, $166.88; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by Helen Fitzpatrick, as dwelling; loss, $225.55; 
insurance, $500; originated in the ell; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 11-38 A.M. Box 233. 

No. 33 Shirley st. Owned by F. D. Osgood; loss, $17; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied b} 7 James Getchell, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, fire-crackers. 

Wednesday, 4th, 5-28 A.M. Box 288. 

Round Hill st. Owned by II. H. Rueter; loss, $70; occupied by 
H. H. Rueter, as store-sbed; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-45 A.M. Box 513. 

No. 180 Boylston ST. Owned by Mr. Hicks; loss, $50; occupied 
by same, as storage building; loss, $50; originated in building; cause, 
probably incendiary. 

Wednesday, 4th, 1-34 A.M. Box 527. 

Off Carolina ave. Owned by Godwin estate; loss, $50 ; unoccu- 
pied ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, probably set by boys. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10 P.M. Box 520. 

Forest Hills st. Owned by D. Johnson ; loss, $60 ; unoccupied ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, probably incendiary. 

Remarks. — Call-hoseman W. D. McCormack injured in the hand by 
fall, and nail penetrating into same. 



Fire Department. 113 

Wednesday, 4th 12-30 P.M. Box 917. 
Gas Company's wharf. No damage; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 9-51 P.M. Box 933. 
Rear 26 Houghton st. Owner unknown ; loss, $25 ; originated 
on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 4th, 8-24 P.M. Box 962. 
No. 4 Dracdt ST. Owned by J. I. Stewart; insurance, $4,500; oc- 
cupied by E. A. AVheeler, as dwelling; loss, $50 ; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet igniting curtain. 

Wednesday, 4th, 10-10 A.M. Box 993. 
No. 5 Fuller st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, fire- 

C* 1* tick 6* 1*S 

Thursday, 5th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 
Grand Junction wharf. No damage ; originated in old rags on 
wharf; cause, steam from old rags. 

Thursday, 5th, 3-55 A.M. Still. 
Rear 425 Medford st. No damage ; originated on cap of wharf ; 
cause, hot ashes. 

Thursday, 5th, 10 A.M. Still. 
Grand Junction wharf. No damage ; originated in freight-house ; 
cause, steam from wet rags. 

Thursday, 5th, 9-18 P.M. Box 58. 
No. 409 Federal st. No damage; originated in chimney; cause, 
smoky chimney. 

Thursday, 5th, 8-34 A.M. Box 432. 
No. 55 Russell st. Owned by Ira A. Worth; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by J. H. Deveroux, as dwelling; originated on roof of 
L ; cause, fire-crackers. 

Ihursday, 5th, 4-37 P.M. Box 486. 
No. 56 Washington st. Owned by Oliver Ayers estate ; loss, $15 ; 
insurance, $1,200; occupied by Mrs. O. Ayers, as dwelling; originated 
on roof of L ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Thursday, 5th, 12-37 A.M. Box 823. 
Off 200 Western ave. Carriage ; loss, $62 ; originated in carriage ; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 6th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 33 Chelsea st. Originated in basement ; cause, kerosene-oil 
lamp falling; no damage. 

Friday, 6th, 3-47 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 Holden row. Owned by Thomas Doane; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $2,200; occupied by A. M. McKay, as dwelling; loss, $300; oc- 
cupied by J. T. Meister, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $500; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Friday, 6th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 
Nos. 321 and 323 Federal st. Owned by Gaston heirs ; loss, $248 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Roland Shaw, as dwelling ; loss, $225 ; 



114 City Document No. 12. 

insurance, $500 ; occupied by Mrs. J. Anthony, as dry goods ; loss, 
$175; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Roland Shaw jumped out of the 2d story window 
and escaped, with slight injuries to her side. A large dog jumped out 
also. 

Friday, 6th, 4-11, 4-19 A.M. Box 16. 

Nos. 4, 6, and 8 Feiend st. Owned by Fifty Associates ; loss, $1,138 ; 
insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Norcross Regulator Company, as office 
and work-rooms; loss, $175; insurance, $500; occupied by James 
Berrigan, as office and store ; loss, $50; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
A. H. Davenport, as work-room ; occupied by Geo. R. Willis, as 
printing-office; loss, $1,101; insurance, $2,700; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 6th, 2-56 P.M. Box 127. 

Rear 360 Dokchestek ave. Originated in wagon ; cause, set by 
boys ; no damage. 

Friday, 6th, 2-17 A.M. Box 217. 

Nos. 1102 and 1104 Tremont ST. Owned by J. Feiling; loss, $130; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by R. Anderson, as grocery store ; loss, 
$128.08; insurance, $2,500; originated in grocery store ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 6th, 9-51 F.M. Box 636. 

Rear 201 Havre st. Owned by Antonio Gousaloa; loss, $12; in- 
surance, $400; unoccupied dwelling; originated on roof; cause, fire- 
cruclcprs 

Saturday, 7th, 4-52 P.M. Still. 

No. 72 Purchase st. Originated in basement; cause, back-draught 
from furnace ; no damage. 

Saturday, 7th, 9-31 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 41 and 43 Essex st. Owned by Lucette E. Shaw; loss, $16; 
insurance, $25,000; originated on third floor; cause, incendiarism. 

Saturday, 7th, 9 P.M. Still. 

Fourth and O sts. Originated under car; cause, burning out of 
insulation ; no damage. 

Saturday, 7th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 69 West Third st. Owned by C. Loring ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
Crowley & McVey, as blacksmiths; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
sparks from a forge. 

Saturday, 7th, 8-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 Reading ST. Owned by John Teavin ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Teavin, as dwelling; loss, $80; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Remarks. — A gentleman reported at Engine-house No. 12 that on his 
way up Hampden street he heard the cry of " Fire." Hoseman Dacey was 
sent to investigate, and found that there had been a fire but was ex- 
tinguished before his arrival. 

Sunday, 8th, 2-13 P.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Originated in electric car ; cause, burning out of 
rheostat; no damage. 



Fire Department. 115 



Sunday, 8th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Fay ST. Owned by D. Greenhood ; occupied by A. Levein, as 
dwelling; loss, $3; originated in basement; cause, explosion of oil 
stove. 

Sunday, 9th, 10-13 P.M. Box 132. 

Originated in chimney ; cause, smoke; needless. 

Sunday, 8th, 9-43 P.M. Box 632. 
Border st. Atlantic Works ; originated in chimney ; cause, smoke 
from chimney ; needless. 

Monday, 9th, 11-11 A.M. Box 36. 
No. 39 Court st. Cause, smoke from leaky chimney; needless. 

Monday, 9th, 9-07 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 226 Pleasant st. Owned by James Stevenson ; loss. $70; in- 
surance, $3,000; occupied by W. E. Deloreey, as painter; loss, $129; 
insurance, $1,100; occupied by George Tufts, as carpenter; loss, $25; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combus- 
tion. 

Monday, 9th, 4-01 P.M. Box 233. 
No. 35 Magazine st. Originated under back door-steps; cause, 
supposed, set by boys ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 10th, 10-13 A.M. Still. 

Commercial wharf. Originated on wharf; cause, collapse of 
wharf. ' ■ 

Remarks. — Four men at work in the coal-shed were carried down 
with the wreck. Three were taken out alive, but the other, Michael 
Driscoll, was taken out dead. 

Tuesday, 10th, 4-56 P.M. Box 36. Automatic. 
No. 15 Chardon st. Originated on roof; cause, sparks from 
chimney ; damage slight. 

Tuesday, 10th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 
Boston & Providence R.R. yard. Originated in dirt-box; cause, 
sparks from engine ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 10th, 5-45 P. 31. Still. 

No. 654 East Sixth st. Originated on 2d floor; cause, igniting of 
kerosene stove ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 10th, 12-15 P.M. Box 416. 
No. 108 Canal st. Originated on roof; cause, sparks from chim- 
ney; no damage. 

Wednesday, 11th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 
Cor. Mill and Webster sts. Owned by National Tube Works ; 
loss, $20; insurance, $85,000; occupied by National Tube Works; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Wednesday, 11th, 6-43 A.M. Still. 
No. 22 Broad st. Owned by George R. Barrett; loss, $75; occu- 
pied by Delaware Insurance Company, as insurance office ; originated 
on awning ; cause, electric wire. 



116 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 11th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 161 Endicott st. Originated on L; cause, boys setting fire 
to rubbish ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 11th, 11-15 P.M. Still. 
Needless alarm. 

Wednesday, 11th, 8-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 20 Adams ri>. Owned by Mrs. Hayes; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by C. H. Barker, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, 
$200; originated on 1st floor; cause, children playing with matches. 

Wednesday, 11th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 242 Sumner st. Originated on end of building; cause, sparks 
from locomotive ; no damage. 

Thursday, 12th, 4-32 A.M. Box 416. 
No. 2 Murray pl. Originated on 3d floor; cause, rats and matches ; 
no damage. 

Thursday, 12th, 1-54 P.M. Still. " 
No. 15 Wesley st. Originated under stairway ; cause, set by 
children; no damage. 

Thursday, 12th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Dorchester ave. and Broadway. Originated under car 
floor; cause, burning out of fuse; no damage. 

Thursday, 12th, 12-19 P.M. Box 414. 
No. 158 Leverett st. Owned by J. F. Wilson; loss, $10; occu- 
pied by R. J. Miles, as dining-room; loss, $15; originated on roof; 
cause, overheated chimney. 

Friday, 13th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 21 Joiner st. Owned by Coburn estate ; loss, $10; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Joseph Dennis, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 13th, 2-44 A M. Still. 
Fort Hill wharf. Originated in hold of scow ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion ; no damage. 

Friday, 13th, 8-34 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Central wharf. Originated on 1st floor; cause, experi- 
menting with oil in tumblers ; no damage. 

Friday, 13th, 8-12 P.M. Still. 
N.- Y. & N. E. R.R. Owned by N. Y. & N. E. R.R. Co. ; loss, $5 ; occu- 
pied by N. Y. & N. E. R.R. Co. ; originated on sleepers ; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Friday, 13th, 1-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 1 Groton st. Owned by J. Adams; loss, $108; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by W. C. Davis, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,200; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 251 Dover st. Originated in yard ; cause unknown ; no damage. 



Fire Department. 117 

Friday, 13th, 9-43 A.M. Still. 
Franklin park. Originated on Franklin park ; cause unknown ; no 
damage. 

Friday, 13th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 
Franklin park. Originated on Franklin park ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 1 3th, 1 2-14 P.M. Box 127. 
Nos. 110 and 112 W. Ninth st. Owned by William Orr; loss, $5; 
insurance, $150 ; occupied by William Orr, as stable ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, dropping of lighted match in straw. 

Friday, 13th, 4-22 P.M. Box 129. 
No. 323 Dorchester ave. Owned by Cyrus Alger estate; loss, 
$175 ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by Robert Davis, as dwelling ; loss, 
$50 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, child and matches. 

Friday, 13th, 12-35 P.M. Box 133. 
Foot of Mercer st. Owned by Choate Burnham estate; loss, $50; 
unoccupied stable; originated under 1st floor; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 13th, 5-54 P.M. Box 224. 
No. 5 Wolfort court. Originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion 
of oil-stove ; no damage. 

Friday, 13th, 8-30 P.M. Box 231 and 212. 
Rear No. 14 AVebber st. Owned by Joseph Nickerson estate ; loss, 
$225; insurance, $250; occupied by Denuis Mullane, as stable; loss, 
$75 ; originated in stable ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 13th, 12-38 P.M. Box 315. 

Rear No. 70 East Cottage st. Owned by Batchelder heirs ; loss, 
$25; occupied as coal-sheds; originated on the roof; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Remarks. — Box 319 pulled for this fire at 12.44 P.M. 

Saturday, 14th, 11-10 A.M. Box 239. 
No. 43 Central wharf. No damage ; originated in basement ; 
cause, overheated thermostat. 

Saturday, 14th, 12-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 366.J Tremont st. Owned by Mary Huntington ; insurance, 
$6,800: occupied by Charles Wesley, as apothecary; loss. $50 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; originated in cellar ; cause, kettle of salve boiling over. 

Saturday, 14th, 3-21 A.M. Box 415. 
No. 6 Milton st. No damage ; needless ; originated in basement ; 
cause, slacking of three barrels of lime. 

Saturday, 14th, 8-23 P.M. Box 424. 
No. 32 Bunker Hill st. Needless ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
lamp explosion. 

Saturday, 14th, 6-08 P.M. Box 428. 
No. 73 Decatur st. Needless ; originated in basement ; cause, 
matches thrown in paper. 



118 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 15th, 10-10 A.M. 

Washington st., Somerville. 

Remarks. — This fire was in Somerville. Engine No. 32 responded 
and worked. 

Sunday, loth, 11-54 P.M. Still. 

No. 41 India st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
smoky chimney. 

Sunday, 15th, 8-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 6 Bragdon st. Owned by A. A. Ranney ; occupied by Robert 
Harris, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 2d floor; cause, children 
and matches. 

Sunday, 15th, 11-25 A.M. Box 428. 

No. 77 Decatur st. Owned by Annie Horrigan : loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $2,200; occupied by C. McGoldrick, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Monday, 16th, 2-10 A.M. Still. 

Governor's Island. Owned by United States Government; loss 
unknown; totally destroyed ; occupied by United States Government; 
loss unknown; cause unknown. 

Monday, 16th, 12-43 P.M. Box 142. 
No. 426 West Second st. Needless; cause, smoky chimney. 

Monday, 16th, 3-32 A.M. Box 454. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 17th, 2-17 P.M. Box 324. 
No. 271 Franklin st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
overheated thermostat. 

Tuesday, 17th, 2-28 P.M. Box 293. 
No. 70 South Market st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, candle and rubbish. 

Tuesday, 17th, 1-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 106£ Cambridge st. Owned by Shute heirs; loss, $40.50; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Thomas Edwards, as dwelling; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, kerosene-oil stove. 

Tuesday, 17th, 7.49 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 Norman st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
upsetting of lamp. 

Tuesday, 17th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 
Dorchester ave., cor Cottage st. No damage; originated in 
grass; cause unknown. 

Tuesday. 17th, 9-08 P.M. Box 56. 

Rear No. 66 Cove st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
oily clothes igniting from a match. 

Remarks. — This alarm was caused by a man's oily clothes igniting 
while lighting a lamp. He was slightly'burnt. 



Fire Department. 119 



Tuesday, 17th, 10-11 P.M. Box 62. 

. No. 7 Pleasant-st. pl. Owned by James Stevenson; loss, $45; 
insurance. $1,000; occupied by F. L. Kirmes, as dwelling; loss, $75; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday , 17th, 12-26 A. M. Box 64 . 

No 19 Indiana pl. Owned by Israel Ratskesky ; loss, $75 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by Ellen M. Whalen, as lodging-house; loss, 
$25; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of 
kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 17th, 6-08 A.M. Box 241. 

No. 28 Fountain st. Owned by A. G. Reed ; loss, $105 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by A. G. Reed; loss, $53; insurance, $1,000; origi- 
nated on 1st floor ; cause, clothes hanging over stove taking fire. 

Tuesday, 1 7th, 11-40 A.M. Box 844. 

Market st. Needless ; originated under bridge ; cause, sparks 
from locomotive. 

Wednesday, 18th, 12-12 P.M. Box 244. 

No. 73 Circuit st. Owned by Malachi Shields; loss, $25; occu- 
pied by Mary Dixon, as grocery store ; insurance, $400 ; originated in 
rear ; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 18th, 4-10 P.M. Box 413. 
No. 103 Beverly st. Owned by D. Doherty; loss, $25; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by J. J. Rink, as blacksmith; loss, $50; insurance, 
$2,500 ;, originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated furnace-pipe. 

Wednesday, 18th. Box 458. 
No. 501 Rutherford ave. Owned by A. H. Allen estate; loss, 
$10 ; insurance, $5,800 ; occupied by David Bryant, as dwelling ; loss, 
$50; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday 18th, 5-58 A.M. Box 529. 
Franklin park. Owned by Park Department ; loss, $50 ; occupied 
by Park Department, as stone-crusher; loss, $200; originated under 
boiler; cause, fire under boiler. 

Thursday, 19th, 3-02 P.M. Still. 
Rear No. 83 Bartlett st. Owned by Mrs. E. P. Murray; loss, $3; 
insurance, $300; originated on roof; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thmsday, 19th, 6-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 86 Salem st. Originated on 2d floor; cause, oil stove catching 
fire ; no damage. 

Thursday, 19th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
No 71 A ST. No damage. 

Thursday, 19th, 10-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 Thayer st. Owued by E. B. Mayor; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 



120 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 19th, 11-13 P.M. Box 9- 

Rear No. 41 Charter st. Owned by Mrs. Pulsifer; loss, $16; in- 
surance, $1,600; occupied by Michael Welch, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 19ih, 11-39 A.M. Box 288. 

No. 3 Round Hill st. Owned by William Ranney; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by William Ranney, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 19th, 11-17 AM. Box 432. 

Rear No. 83 Bartlett st. Owned by Mrs. E. R. Murray; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by William Tucker, as dwelling; loss, $2; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 19th, 12-08 P.M. Box 432. 
Rear 83 Bartlett st. Owned by Mrs. E. R. Murray; loss, $5; in- 
surance, $500; occupied by Henry Jackson, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 19th. 12-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 132 Hampden st. Cause, excessive heat starting thermostat; no 
damage. 

Friday, 20th, 9-46 P.M. Still. 

No. 149 Maverick st. Originated in basement; cause, set fire; no 
damage. 

Friday, 20th, 1-23 A.M. Still. 

No. 26 Unity st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting of kero- 
sene lamp ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 21 Norman st. Originated on 2d floor; cause, upsetting of 
kerosene-oil stove ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 5-28 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Hancock st. Originated in chimney ; cause, smoke from leak 
in chimney ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 1-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Herrick st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, defective oil 
stove ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 152 Cabot st. Originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chimney ; 
no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 12-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 136 Cabot st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, smoky stove; 
no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 8-36 A.M. Box 17. 

Rear No. 40 Cross st. Owned by S. Lipsky; loss, $22; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Simon Bloom, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, kerosene-oil stove explosion. 

Friday, 20th, 8-17 A.M. Box 42. 
No. 423 Washington st. Owned by Wigglesworth estate; loss, 
$2,345 ; insurance, $21,500 ; occupied by A. S. Eovejoy, as fancy goods ; 



Fire Department. 121 

loss, $275; insurance, $6,000; originated in basement; cause, leakage 
of gas from street into building. 

Remarks. — Two explosions occurred, the second severely burning 
members of Ladder No. 8, Taber and Flaherty, also the proprietor's son. 
All three were sent to Massachusetts City Hospital. 

Friday, 20th, 3-56 P.M. Box 69. 
Originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of oil stove ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 4-03 P.M. Box 125. 
Cor. Dorchester and D st. Originated on 1st floor ; cause, upset- 
ting of plumber's stove ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 9-13 A.M. Box 131. 
No. 24 Charlestown st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, smoky 
chimney ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 10-29 A.M. Box 423. 
No. 29 Adams st. Owned by Mrs. Annie Estell ; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by C. E. Conwall ; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, back-draught of chimney. 

Friday, 20th, 8-35 P.M. Box 636. 

No. 48 Porter st. Originated on 2d floor; cause, dropping of lighted 
kerosene lamp ; no damage. 

Friday, 20th, 12-58 A.M. Box 854. 

Rear No. 7 Rockland st. Owned by N. W. Sanborn and E. A. Scates ; 
loss, $680; insurance, $1,000; owned by J. H. Mil nee ; loss, $489.90; 
loss, $1,000 ; occupied by Daniel McKenney, as stable ; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by J. H. Milnee, as hardware and paints; loss, 
$1,280.37; insurance, $2,000; occupied by 1\ Finan, as tailor; loss, 
$22.37; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed in- 
cendiary. 

Friday, 20th, 11-03 A.M. Still. 

No damage ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, smoky chimney. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 56 Marginal st. Owned by Rosanna McDevirt; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by John Forrest, as dwelling; loss, $15 ; originated on 
2d floor, in bed ; cause, smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 21st, 7-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 67 Maverick st. Owned by James E. Fitzgerald; loss, $135; 
insurance, $3,700; occupied by James E. Thompson, as dwelling; loss; 
$225.50; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Arthur Orient, as drugstore; 
insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor; cause, naphtha igniting. 

Saturday, 21st, 1-54 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Dexter ST. Owned by James H. Clou^h; loss, $35 ; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by several families, as dwelling; originated on 
roof; cause, struck by lightning. 

Saturday, 21st, 9-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 120 Chandler st. Owned by M. A Dean ; loss, $7 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by same; loss, $14; insurance, $1,200; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, curtain igniting from gas jet. 



122 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 21st, 10-02 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Ball st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene oil stove. 

Saturday, 21st, 1-33, 1-37 P.M. Second Alarm. Box 19. 

No. 134 Friend st. Owned by Black Estate ; occupied by Cobb & 
Deviin, as furniture store; loss, $65; insurance, $12,500; originated on 
dynamo at top of elevator; cause, lightning. 

Saturday, 21st, 2-01 P.M. Box 275. 
No. 3 Richfield pl. Originated on roof; cause, lightning. 

Monday 23d, 11-54 A.M. Still. 

No. 328 Meridian st. Owned by George W. Godbold ; loss, $20; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by J. W. Godbold, as dwelling ; loss, $9 ; 
insurance, $700; originated on 3d floor; cause, defective gas-piping. 

Monday, 23d, 4-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Otis pl. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, smoky 
stove. 

Monday, 23d, 10-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 128 Broadway. Owned by Jacob Fox; loss, $5; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Benjamin Holmes, as diw goods store; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene stove. 

Monday, 23d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

Wheaton ST. Owned by John L. Boles ; loss, $20 ; insurance $2,800 ; 
unoccupied ; originated on 3d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Tuesday, 24th, 4-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 North Market st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, burning soot in chimney. 

Tuesday, 24th, 5-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 53 Woodward ave. No damage; originated in chimney ; cause, 
soot taking fire. 

Tuesday, 24th, 12-20 P.M. Box 994. 

No. 112 Milton ave. Owned by H. C.Young; loss, $40; insur- 
ance $4,500; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, 
$1,300; originated on 2d floor; cause, carelessness in fumigating. 

Wednesday, 25th, 12-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 93 Kneeland st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Wednesday, 25th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
Avery st. No damage. 

Wednesday, 25th, 9-44 A.M. Box 32. 

No. 49 Pinckney ST. Owned by Peabody estate ; loss, $628 ; insur- 
ance, $7,000; occupied by Miss M. J. Mooney, as lodging-house; loss, 
$560.89 ; insurance, $800 ; originated in basement ; cause, kerosene oil 
stove. 



Fire Department. 123 

Wednesday, 25th, 10-08 A.M. Box 91. 

No. 29 Caledonia st. Owned by H. P. Whitcomb ; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by Charles Connors, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 25th, 6-39 P.M. Box 263. 

No. 21 Atwood ave. Owned by A. F. Curtis; loss, $4,085; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by A. F. Curtis, as dwelling; originated on roof; 
cause, struck by lightning. 

Wednesday, 25th, 10-05 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 42 Bunker Hill st. Owned by G. V. Yenetchi; loss, $102; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by Mrs. J. F. Hoey, as cigar store ; loss, $293.- 
45; insurance, $400 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Wednesday, 25th, 8-35 P.M. Box 526. 

Opp. Nervine Hospital, Centre st. Owned by George J. Cross; 
loss, $99 ; insurance, $7,000 ; occupied by George J. Cross, as dwelling ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; originated on roof ; cause, lightning. 

Thursday, 26th, 12-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 10 Lyman st. Owned by H. Cohen ; loss, $631 ; insurance, 
$4,500; occupied by Mrs. M. Barry, as dwelling; insurance, $2,000; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 26th, 11 A.M. Still. 

No. 63 W. Newton st. Occupied as dwelling; originated on 4th 
floor : cause, can of sulphur igniting ; no damage. 

Thursday, 26th, 5-55 P.M. Still. 

Willow Court. Owned by William Duros ; loss, $25 ; occupied by 
William Duros, as tool-house; loss, $10; originated in tool-house; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 26th, 12-26 P.M. Box 847. 

Harriet st. Owned by C. Devine; insurance, $3,000; occupied bj- 
J. Young, as dwelling; insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
kerosene stove ; needless. 

Friday, 27th, 1-48 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 26 Cordis st. Owned by A. V. Lincoln; unoccupied; 
originated in rubbish ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 3-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 126 Salem st. Originated on basement floor; cause, upsetting 
of naphtha lamp ; no damage. 

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

No. 12 Genesee st. Owned by J. Wholey; loss, $15; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. B. Cadigan, as dwelling; loss, $45; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 12-50 A.M. Box 47. 1-03 A.M. Second Alarm. 

No. 320 Oliver st. Owned by Nathaniel Whitney estate; loss, 
$3,132; insurance, $22,000; occupied by B. F. Sturtevant, as sales- 



124 Cut Document No. 12. 

room; loss, $852.31 ; insurance, $9,500 ; occupied by Homer F. Liver- 
more, as salesroom; loss, $25; insurance, $200; occupied by J. L. 
Blorkmer, as sign painter; loss, $825; insurance, $1,000; occupied by 
F. E. Baren, as printing-office ; loss, $2,116; insurance, $7,775; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 8-35 P.M. Box 112. 
No. 165 Dorchester ave. Originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks 
from forge ; no damage. 

Friday, 27th, 12-30 P.M. Box 415. 
Rear No. 52 Poplar st. Owned by J. F. Bennett; loss, $15; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by Lewis Habologe, as dwelling; originated 
on ground floor L ; cause, boys setting fire to musk mattress. 

Friday , 27th, 1 0-4 7 P. M. Box 244. 
No. 73 Circuit st. Owned by M. Shields; loss, $3; occupied by 
Mary Dickson, as variety store ; insurance, $400 ; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-05 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 64 and 68 Prince st. Originated on roof; cause, children 
and matches. 

Saturday, 28th, 8-23 P.M. Still. 
No. 122 Salem st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, oil stove; no 
damage. 

Saturday, 28th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
Norfolk st. Cause, no fire ; no damage. 
Remarks — Accidental, workman pressed button while working. 

Saturday, 28th, 4-49 A.M. Box 48. 
Bear No. 235 Federal st. Owned by W. J. V. D. Lyons; loss, 
$200; insurance, $1,000; occupied by B. D. Rogers, as lunchroom; 
loss, $15; insurance, $800; occupied by T. F. Sullivan, as carpenter; 
loss, $100; insurance, $200; occupied by J. Twomey, as carpenter; loss, 
$107 ; insurance. $200; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Saturday, 28th, 3-52 P.M. Box 254. 
Nos. 1 19 and 121 Pynchon st. Owned by Luke Riley ; loss, $95 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by Mr. Sullivan, as dwelling; originated 
on roof ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Sunday, 29th, 11-48 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 3 and 5 Cooper st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, upsetting 
of oil stove. No damage. 

Sunday, 29th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 146 Dorchester st. Owned by C J. Connelly; loss, $230; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by C. J. Connelly, as dwelling; loss, $372; 
insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, burning sulphur to 
destroy moths. 

Monday, 30th, 8-18 A.M. Still. 
No. 365 Harrison ave. Originated in basement; cause, explosion 
of oil stove ; no damage. 

Monday, 30th, 10 P.M. Still. 
No. 1171 Washington st. Occupied as electric car ; originated on 
motor; cause, defective motor. 



Fire Department. 125 

Monday, 30th, 1-02 P.M. Box 57. 
No. 107 Hudson st. Owned by George R. Sneadon ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by J. Cotter, as lodging-house; loss, $24; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Saturday, 30lh, 1-42 A.M. Box 71. 
No. 33 Dover ST. Owned by H. Squires; loss, $492; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by William Holmes, as lodging-house; loss, $100; 
insurance, $1,300; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Monday, 30th, 9-07 P.M. Box 121. 
No. 132 A ST. Originated on 2d floor; cause, window curtain and 
kerosene lamp ; needless. 

Monday, 30th, 6-42 P.M. Box 718. 
Court sq.. Young's Hotel. Owned by Fifty Associates; loss, 
$1,368.50; insurance, $170,000; occupied by Whipple& Co., as hotel; 
originated on 4th floor; cause, unknown, supposed carelessness of 
match. 

Tuesday, 31st, 4-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 342 Tremont ST. Owned by Joshua Emmons ; occupied by 
Mrs. M. Northrup, as lodging-house; loss, $9; insurance, $1,200; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 31st, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Dorchester ave. and Broadway. Originated under car 
floor ; cause, burning out of fuse ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 31st, 3-04 P.M. Box 126. 
No. 339 E ST. Owned by John Quinn ; insurance, $2,500 ; occupied 
by Mary Doherty, as dwelling; loss, $5; originated on 2d floor; cause 
dropping of lighted match in clothing. 

Tuesday, 31st, 11-40 P.M. Box 134. 

Rear No. 136 D st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, hot ashes in 
wooden barrel ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 31st, 11-13 A.M. Box 283. 
No. 165 Terrace st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 31st, 11-20 A.M. Box 366. 

River st., cor. Oakland st. Originated on 1st floor, in laundry; 
cause, accidental, bottom dropped out of stove; no damage. 

Remarks. — During July there were 81 bonfires set by boys and ex- 
tinguished by the department. 



AUGUST. 



Wednesday, 1st, 11-47 M. Still. 
Off Scotia st. Bonfire ; originated in vacant lot ; set by children. 

Wednesday, 1st, 6-05 P.M. Still. 
Second, near B st. Owned by N. Y. & N. E. R.R. ; loss, $5; 
occupied as railroad bridge ; originated on bridge ; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 



12(5 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-29 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 67£ Essex st. Owned by Boston Loan & Trust Co. ; loss, $704 ; 
occupied by T. J. Fuller, as liquor store; insurance, $4,000; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 1st, 6-48 A.M. Box 249. 

No. 55 Prentiss st. Owned by Mrs. Goldsmith ; loss, $300 ; insur- 
ance, $300; occupied by Jacob Schobal, as junk store; loss, $300; orig- 
inated on 1st floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 1st, 7-23 P.M. Box 991. 

No. 108 Norfolk st. Owned by F. M. Ford ; occupied by F. M. 
Ford ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, kerosene stove took fire. 

Thursday, 2d, 12-56 A.M. Box 37. 

No. 22 Custom House st. Owned by C. A. Noyes, trustee; loss, 
$186; insurance, $10,000; occupied by J. S. Johnson, as publishing 
house; loss, $143.95; insurance, $y,5u<) ; occupied by W. K. Boynton, 
as restaurant; loss, $8.50; insurance, $800; originated on 1st floor; 
cause unknown. 

Thursday, 2d, 10-23 P.M. Box 64. 

Nos. 13 and 15 Motte ST. Owned by S. A. Way heirs; loss, $03; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Louis Daniels ; insurance, $500 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 2d, 11-42 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 50 Bromley st. Owned by Robert Colbert; loss, $456; insm-- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by William Metcalf, as grocery store; loss, 
insurance, $1,500; originated in cellar; cause unknown. 



Friday, 3d, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
Foot of Mercer st. Bonfire ; originated on dump ; set by boys. 

Friday, 3d, 10-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 18 India sq. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, reflec- 
tion from cylinder stove. Needless. 

Friday, 3d, 1-59 P.M. Box SI. 

No. 181 Warren ave. Owned by M. A. Smith; insurance, $7,000; 
occupied by M. A. Flanders, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, leaky gas-pipe and lighted match. 

Friday, 3d, 12-44 A.M. Box 254. 

False alarm. 

Saturday, 4th, 2-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 1147 Washington st. Owned by A. Watts ; insurance, $25,000 ; 
occupied by George Gay, as hotel; loss, $76.50; insurance, $25,000; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, smoking in bed. 

Saturday, 4th, 4-57 A.M. Box 78. 

No. 6574 Harrison ave. Owned by E. A. Curtain; loss, $123; 
insurance, $5,000; occupied by E. A. Kelley, as dwelling and bakery; 
loss, $26; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, sparks fall- 
ing into kettle of fat. 



Fire Department. 127 

Sunday, 5th, 11-24 P.M. Box 927. 

No. 21 Beach st. Owned by Jas. J. Breech ; loss, $847 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupier! by Jas. J. Breech, as shop and stable; loss, $1,128; 
insurance, $3,500; originated on 1st floor of stable; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 6th, 11-35 A.M. Still. 

Rear No. 5 Lyndeboho 1 st. Owned by Mrs. G. J. Crawford; loss, 
$10; occupied by Mrs. E. Tilden, as dwelling and yai'd; originated in 
ash barrel ; cause, hot ashes. 

Monday, 6th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

Washington and Dover sts. No damage ; originated under car at 
motor ; cause, defective motor. 

Tuesday, 6th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 1032 Haijrison ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, rilling lighted oil stove. 

Monday, 6th, 6-08 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 58-70 South st. No damage; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Monday, 6th, 1-14 P.M. Box 221. 

No. 8 Cottage pl. Needless ; originated on 1st floor ; cause un- 
known. 

Monday, 6th, 10-38 A.M. Box 418. 

No. 142 Prince st. Owner! by J. H. & W. S. Brown; loss, $14; 
insurance, $2,900; occupied by same, as store and dwelling; originated 
in gutter; cause, boys setting fire to paper. 

Tuesday, 7th, 10-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 18 So. Eden st. Owned by George R. Kelso ; insurance, $1,200 ; 
occupied by M. E. Cobleigh, as milk stable ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $300 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of oil stove. 

Tuesday, 7th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 1200 Washington st. Owned by M. Van Wason ; loss, $245 ; in- 
surance, $25,000 ; occupied by M. Donahue, as hotel ; loss, $100 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; occupied by G. F. Hooper, as cafe ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, defective construction. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

Chandler st., B. & A. R.R yard; bonfire; originated -in yard; 
cause, boys setting fire to rubbish. 

Tuesday, 7th, 7-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 1200 Washington st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, starting a fire in boiler. 

Tuesday, 7th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 
No damage ; originated under car floor ; cause, overheated thermostat. 

Wednesday, 8th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 Lyman st. No damage; originated on 1st and 2d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 



128 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 8th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 2 Pearl st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, smoky 
stove. 

Wednesday, 8lh, 9-05 P.M. Still. 

Vacant lot off Stoughton st. Bonfire ; originated in pile of 
shavings; cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 8th, 7-23 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 748 Tremont st. Owned by L. P. Ober; loss, $1,357; insur- 
ance, $9,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $500; insurance, 
$5,000; originated on basement floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 8lh, 10-50 P.M. Box 612. 

Marginal ST., Wood's wharf. Needless; originated in timbers of 
wharf ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 9th, 12-44 A.M. Still. 
No. 12 Lyman st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, in- 
cendiarv. 

Thursday, 9th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 3 Edgerly pl. No damage; originated in chimney; cause, 
burning soot. 

Friday, 10th, 7-27 A.M. Still. 

No. 16 Meridian st. Owned by Chas. F. Donnelly; insurance, 
$12,000 ; occupied by P. A. Doherty, as tailor shop ; loss, $5 ; originated 
on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 10th, 3-41 P.M. Box 43. Automatic. 
Harvard pl. No damage; originated in basement; cause, break- 
ing of electric-light wire. 

Friday, 10th, 4-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 1141 Washington st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, wooden partition igniting from cooking range. 

Friday, 10th, 6-18 P.M. Box 28. 
No. 48 Clinton st. No damage; originated on cellar grating; 
cause, match or cigar igniting sawdust. 

Friday, 10th, 7-09 P.M. Box 276. 
Cor. Cliff and Dana sts. No damage ; originated on pile of old 
lumber ; cause, supposed to have been set by boys. 

Friday, 10th, 8-19 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Piedmont st. Owned by Mr. Bromden ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by J. Easenlhal, as dwelling; loss, $2 ; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, lace curtain and kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 11th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

Freeport ST. Bush fire ; originated on bush ; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Saturday, 11th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

L-ST. bridge. No damage; originated near bridge abutments; 
cause, set by boys. 



Fire Department. 129 

Saturday, 11th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Ashburton pl. Owned by L. R. Cutter estate ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Mi's. F. M. Leonard, as dwelling; loss, $100; 
originated in basement ; cause, spark from ash pit. 

Saturday, 11th, 3-32 P.M. Box 12. 

Nos. 30 TO 38 Beverlv st. Owned by J. G. Lamont; loss, $63 ; in- 
surance, $1,200; owned by H. Murray; loss, $627 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by E. Berts, as carpenter; loss, $400; occupied by F. Wilson, 
as carpenter; loss, $131.50; insurance, $1,600; originated in 36 and 38, 
2d floor ; cause unknown . 

Saturday, 11th, 3-39 A.M. Box 638. 

Boston Tow Boat wharf. No damage ; originated in fire-room 
of tug " Elsie " ; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Saturday, 11th, 5-57 A.M. Box 718. 

Young's Hotel, Court sy. No damage ; originated ou ventilator ; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 11th, 11-20 P.M. Box 829. 

No. 4 Allston st. Owned by J. W. Hallis ; loss, $1,000; insur- 
ance, $1,000 ; occupied by F. G. Chadburn, as stable ; loss, $1,461 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; originated on 2d floor, hay loft; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 12th, 2-48 P.M. Still. 

No. 1252 Washington st. No damage ; originated on window- 
casing, 1st floor; cause, boys playing with matches. 

Sunday, 12th, 6-42 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 57 Lowell st. Needless ; originated in basement ; cause, gaso- 
line stove taking fire. 

Monday, 13th, 7-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 377J AVarren st. Owned by Charles Newell ; occupied by 
Isaac Stack, as gents' clothing store ; loss, $5 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, gas jet igniting netting. 

Monday, 13th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 297 Atlantic ave. No damage ; originated in basement ; 
cause, carelessness of employee opening gas plug. 

Monday, 13th, 11-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 Leverett ST. Owned by J. D. Alberstrom; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $6,00; occupied by Bertha Howe and Mrs. J. E. Crocker, as 
lodging-house ; loss, $28.75 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, man smoking a pipe in bed. 

Monday, 13th, 8-37 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 26 Auburn st. Owned by Bernard Kane ; loss, $32.75 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; originated in basement ; 
cause, explosion of lamp. 

Tuesday, 14th, 11-37 A.M. Still. 
No. 101 Border st. No damage; cause, cross wire. 



130 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 14th, 2-14 P.M. Box 133. 

No. 63 Newman st. Owned by Ann Ford; loss, $20; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; loss, $71 ; insurance, $600 ; orig- 
inated in bed room, 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 16th, 7-02 P.M. Box 812. 
Monmouth st., Brookline. Fire in Brookline. 

Friday, 17th, 7-15 A.M. Still. 
Harcourt Building, Irvington st. Needless. 

Friday, 17th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 15 Fabin st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, burn- 
ing out. 

Friday, 17th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

Tremont st. Originated in electric car, No. 2012, under floor ; 
-cause, blowing out of fuse. 

Friday, 17th, 9-41 P.M. Box 12. 

No. 1 N. Margin pl. Owned by James Doherty ; loss, $80; insur- 
ance, $4,500 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; originated in attic ; 
cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 1-56 A.M. Box 424. 

No. 5 Moulton st. Owned by J. W. Corey; loss, $85; insurance, 
$1,200; occupied by D. C. McCauley, as dwelling; loss, $25; occupied 
by J. J. McCarthy & Co., as grocery store; loss, $35; insurance, 
$6,500 ; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-08 P.M. Box 454. 

Malden bridge Owned by Amos Stone; loss, $15; unoccupied, as 
•old coal-shed ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from engine. 

Saturday, 15th, 9-37 A.M. Box 636. 

Rear No. 149 Paris st. Needless; originated in basement ; cause, 
boiling over of kettle of tar. 

Sunday, 19th, 9-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 3 Arcadia st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
fumigating house, igniting carpet. 

Sunday, 19th, 11-39 A.M. Still. 

No. 458 Bunker Hill st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; 
■cause, smoky stove. 

Sunday, 19th, 1-27 A.M. Box 459. 

Rear No. 149 Essex st. Owned by C. A. Barker estate; loss, $10; 
occupied by George Tague, as ash-house ; originated in ash barrel ; 
cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

Sunday, 19th, 6-23 P.M. Box 833. 

No. 21 Washington st. Owned by Jas. Killion; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $1,250; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, breaking a kerosene lamp. 



Fire Department. 131 

Sunday, 19th, 3-08 P.M. Box 938. 

Lindsey ST. Owned by A. L. Jewett; loss, $50; occupied by same, 
as tool-house ; loss, $50; origin unknown ; cause, incendiary. 

Monday, 20th, 10 A.M. Still. 

No. 80 Albion st. Owned by W. H. Wescott; loss, $15; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by R. Rosenfield, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; insurance, 
$1,100; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 20th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 28 Crossing ST. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective flue. 

Tuesday, 21st, 8-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 32 Cedar st. Owned by C. F. Kittridge; insurance, $3,000; 
occupied by Louis Barnard, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; insui'ance, $1,500 ; 
originated in cellar ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 21st, between 6 and 7 P.M. ,Still. 

No. 56 Summer st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
rubbish in stove, disconnected pipe. 

Tuesday, 21st, 3-50 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 673 and 679 Washington st. Owned by Sargent heirs ; loss, 
$51 ; insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Boston Portrait Company, as 
studio; loss, $389 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 3d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 22d, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 52 Perry st. Needless ; originated in stove ; cause, smoky. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-34 P.M. Box 18. 

No. 30 Exchange st. Owned by Fifty Associates; insurance, 
$70,000 ; occupied by Davis, Hopkins, & Bates, as clothing store ; loss, 
$101.25; insurance, $3,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, supposed 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 22d, 71-56 P.M. Still. 
No. 236 Harrison ave. No damage ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
breaking of gas-meter connection. 

Wednesday, 22d, 2-09 A.M. Box 64. 

No. 1005 Washington st. Owned by John M. Clark; loss, 
insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by T. F. Pace, as chemist ; loss, $ 
insurance, $4,000 ; oxiginated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 22d, 7-26 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 631 East Second st. Owned by Nancy Welsh ; loss, 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 1st floor; cause, dropping of lighted lamp. 

Thursday, 23d, 4-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 376 Newbury st. Owned by B. M. Gill; occupied by H. B. 
Torrey, as dwelling ; loss, $200; originated in basement; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 



132 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 23d, 10-02 P.M. Still. 

No. 141 Hudson st. Owned by Mrs. Annie Garmen ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by M. D. Hallisey, as dwelling; loss, $23; insurance, 
$300; originated on 2d floor: cause, overturning of kerosene lamp. 

Thursday, 23d, 11-23 P.M. Box 36. 

Nos. 17 and 19 Court st. Owned by Adams heirs; loss, $394; ins- 
urance, $90,000 ; occupied by G. W. Cushman, as gents' furnishings ; 
loss, $500 ; insurance, $15,500 ; occupied by A. R. Andrews, as type- 
writer exchange ; loss, $275 ; insurance, $3,000 ; originated in base 
ment; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Thursday, 23d, 12-32 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 2-12 High st. Owned by Edward A. Dow; loss, $3,350; in- 
surance, $65,000 ; occupied by Stephen Dow & Co., as leather store; 
loss, $12,900; insurance, $21,500; occupied by Frank W. Witcher, as 
leather store ; loss, $17,829; insurance, $49,000; occupied by Helburn 
Leather Company, as leather store; loss, $1,568; insurance, $22,000; 
occupied by H. F. Cody, as leather manuf acturerer ; loss, $120; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by Glidden & Nickerson, as boot and shoe 
goods ; loss, $299 ; insurance, $11,000 ; occupied by Whiteher & Emery, 
as shoe findings; loss, $110; insurance, $14,500; originated on 1st 
floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 1-50 A.M. Still. 
Opp. 398 Shawmut ave. No damage; cause unknown. 

Friday, 24th, 6-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Yarmouth st. Needless ; originated in chimney ; cause,, 
smoky. 

Friday, 24th, 10-37 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 593 Shawmut ave. Owned by James Teevans ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Ellen Keefe, as variety store; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 25th, 8-04 A.M. Automatic. 
No. 230 Rutherford ave. No damage; automatic. 

Saturday, 25th, 4-16 P.M. Still. 
Newbury st. Grass fire; originated on grass; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Saturday, 25th, 7-03 P.M. Box 65. 

Broadway extension. No damage ; originated under bridge ; 
cause, sparks from locomotive. 

Saturday, 25th, 6-55 P.M. Box 122. 
No. 310 Dorchester ave. Owned by Dennis Cawley; no damage ; 
originated on cellar floor ; cause, dropping of lighted match in box. 

Sunday, 26th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 

Washington, near Green st. Brush fire ; cause, probably set by 
boys. 

Sunday, 26th, 1-11 A.M. Box 155. 

Rear No. 523 East Fifth st. Owned by Katherina Ungemach ; 
loss, $847 ; insurance, $800 ; occupied by Henry Ungemach, as bottler's 



Fire Department. 133 

stable; loss, $691; insurance, $2,000; owned by Katherina TJngernach ; 
loss, $25; insurance, $2,500 occupied by Katherina Ungemaeh, as 
dwelling ; owned by Margaret Devine ; loss, $350 ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by Margaret Devine, as dwelling; loss, $38.25 ; insurance, 
$1,500; originated on 1st floor; cause, unknown. 

Remarks. — Hosernan W. A. Baldwin, of Engine No. 1, was burned 
on the leg. 

Sunday, 26lh, 2-25 A.M. Box 366. 

Junction Blue Hill aye. and River st. Owned by J. E. L. 
Bartlett ; loss, $30 ; insurance, $8,000 ; occupied by Frank W. Johnson, 
as apothecary; loss, $34; insurance, $1,100; originated in cellar; 
cause unknown. 

Sunday, 26th, 7-08 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 144 Tyler st. Owned by Charles H. Dean; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, children and matches. 

Tuesday, 28th, 6-34 P.M. Box 192. 

No. 65 Aukland ST. Owned by A. B. Chapin ; insurance, $4,000 ; 
occupied by C. E. Connor, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, curtain and gas jet. 

Wednesday, 27th, 1-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 8 East Brookline st. No damage; originated in basement; 
cause, dropping lighted match on door mat. 

Wednesday, 29th, 3-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Burroughs pl. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
explosion of gas meter. 

Wednesday, 29th, 8-12 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 146 Castle st. Owned by Charles Bothenberg; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $5,000 ; occupied by Myles Rosenberg, as dwelling ; loss, $30 ; 
insurance, $4,100; originated on 2d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 29th, 1-59 P.M. Box 464. 

B. &M. R.R. yard. Owned by Eastman Car Co., No. 30051; loss. 
-$10 ; insurance, blanket policy ; empty freight-car ; originated on roof 
of car; cause, sparks from engine. 

Thursday, 30th, 1-13 A.M. Still. 

Cor. Merrimack and Portland sts. No damage; originated in 
basement ; cause, peanut-roaster. 

Thursday, 30th, 6-52 A.M. Still. 

No. 136 Harrison ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
gas jet igniting shelf. 

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

No. 2 Yarmouth st. Needless; originated in chimney; cause, 
smoking. 

Thursday, 31st, 6 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 182 to 188 Hanover st. No damage ; originated in window 
grating; cause, match or stub thrown in grating. 



134 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 30lh, 4-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 66 Monument st. Owned by M. Kelley; insurance, $2,700 ; 
occupied by T. Holland, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, children and matches. 

Friday, 31st, 6-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 11 Fay ST. Needless; originated in stove; cause, smoky. 

Friday, 31st, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 Wiget ST. No damage ; originated on 1st floor; cause, stov& 
igniting wooden partition. 

Friday, 31st, 6-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 75 Elm st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, gas jet 
and draperies. 

Friday, 31st, 3-23 P.M. Box 249. 

No. 1490 Tremont st. Owned by S. A. Young; loss, $75: occu- 
pied by Sherman Mumford, as lumber dry-house; loss, $25; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, sparks from engine-room. 



SEPTEMBER. 

Saturday, 1st, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

Ashland st. No damage ; originated in brush pile ; cause, set by 
boys. 

Saturday, 1st, 2-47 P.M. Still. 

Congress, Commonwealth flats. Owned by A. M. Crowley; oc- 
cupied by same, as storage ; loss, $10 ; originated among timber; cause, 
set by boys. 

Saturday, 1st, 11-48 P.M. Still. 

Tremont row. Owned by C. U. Cutting; insurance, $21,000; oc- 
cupied by Lamkin & Co., as boot and shoe store ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$20,000 ; originated on awning ; cause unknown. 

Saturday 1st, 2 A.M. Box 67. 

No. 11 Dix pl. Owned by C. E. Osgood; insurance, $4,000; occu- 
pied by Fanny Hard, as lodging-house ; loss, $28 ; insurance, ,$2,000 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, dropping a lighted lamp. 

Saturday, 1st, 3-22 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 29 Way st. Owned by M. Listnor ; loss, $75 ; insurance, $1,700 ; 
occupied by J. Neistor, as grocery store ; loss, $225 ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, upsetting of oil stove. 

Saturday, 1st, 9-53 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 93 Brighton st. Owned by P. J. Clark; insurance, $5,000; 
occupied by same, as dwelling ; loss, $7 ; insurance, $2,500 ; originated 
in basement ; cause, rags and matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 6 P.M. Still. 

No. 63 Salem st. No damage ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, 
smoky chimney. 



Fire Department. 135 

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

Atlantic ave., corner Congress st. Originated in car; cause,, 
igniting of oil lamp. 

Sunday, 2d, 2-10 P.M. Box 54. 
No. 5 Albany st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
smoky stove. 

Sunday, 2d, 3-15 P.M. Box 421. 

No. 7 City sq. Owned by Baker heirs ; loss, $8 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by E. T. Swift, as office ; originated on roof; cause unknown. 

Monday, 3d, 2-09 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 73 and 75 Hawley st. No damage; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 4th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 Thomas st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot 
taking fire. 

Tuesday, 4th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 

-Brookline ave. No damage ; originated on fence ; cause, set by 
boys. 

Tuesday, 4th, 1-31 P.M. Box 127. 

No. 6 Bell court. Owned by Thos. A Clark; loss, $3; occupied 1 
by Coleman Connelly, as dwelling ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks 
from a locomotive. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-03 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 53 Indiana pl. Owned by J. French & Son ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by Mrs. M. A. Maddock, as lodging house; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $900 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, gas jet and curtain. 

Tuesday, 4th, 7-08 P.M. Box 37. 

No. 52 South Market st. Owned by C. S. Edgerton ; loss, $78; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Wiegand & Co., as factory; loss,. 
$334.48 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, overheated oil stove. 

Tuesday, 4th, 8-58 P.M. Still. 

No. 43 Wall ST. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause,, 
chimney fire. 

Wednesday, 5th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

Dartmouth st. Occupied as car ; originated in car ; cause, defec- 
tive motor. 

Wednesday, 5th, 3-19 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Wilbur court. Owned by William Gordon ; loss, $30 ; insur- 
ance, $7,500 ; occupied by Hermon Braff, as dwelling ; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explosion of oil stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 4-39 P.M. Still. 

No. 48 G ST. Owned by F. C. Roberts (Agt.) ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by Mrs. S.C. Ferrald, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, explosion of oil stove. 

Wednesday, 5th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 
Tremont st. Car ; originated in car ; cause, defective motor. 



136 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 6th, 2-05 P.M. Still. 

Woods, off Holworthy st. Brush fire ; cause unknown. 
Thursday, 6th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 501 Harrison ave. Owned by D. McSweeney ; loss, $25 ; occu- 
pied by Geo. Jones, as barber shop; originated on 1st floor; cause, up- 
setting of oil stove. 

Thursday, 6th, 6-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Hammond st. Owned by C. S. Foster ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$20,000; occupied by Mrs. Lewis, as dwelling; loss, $170; insurance, 
$2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Thursday, 6lh, 9 P.M. Still. 

No. 3. Chatham row. Straw fire; originated in street; cause, 
boys setting fire to crate of straw. 

Thursday, 6th, 7-40 P.M. Box 276. 

No. 85 Dudley st. Owned by Mr. Maynard ; loss, $15; insurance, 
$2,750 ; occupied by D. Glennen, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, gas jet and lace curtain. 

Friday, 7th, 9-14 A.M. Box 81. 
No. Ill Commercial st. No damage ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 62 Williams st. No damage ; originated in cellar ; cause, boys 
set fire to rubbish. 

Friday, 7th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 297 Bolton st. Owned by Florence Crowley ; loss, $25 ; occu- 
pied by same, as dwelling ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 7th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

Boylston Railroad Station. No damage ; originated under plat- 
form; cause, breaking of oil lamp. 

Friday, 7th, 9-42 P.M. Still. 

No. 112 High st. Owned by Arthur Hill ; loss, $5 ; occupied by D. A. 
Choat, as dwelling ; loss, $190 ; insurance, $750 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, upsetting of lamp. 

Friday, 7th, 10-35 P.M. Still. 

Near Morton st. No damage ; originated on fence ; cause, probably 
incendiary. 

Friday, 7th, 2-41 P. 31. Box 856. 

Cheswick road. Needless ; cause, smoke from chimney. 

Friday, 7th, 8-53 P.M. Box 62. 
No. 205 Eliot st. Needless. 

Friday, 7th, 10-28 P.M. Box 38. 
Atlantic ave. False alarm. 

Saturday, 8th, 1-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 12 Hanover st. No damage; originated in electric light outside 
of building ; cause ovei'charged. 



Fire Department. 137 

Saturday 8th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 

Saratoga st. No damage ; originated on pole ; cause, electric-light 
wire. 

Saturday, 8th, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Edgerly pl. Owned by J. A. Gooch ; loss, $13 ; insurance 
$3,000; occupied by Augusta Klous, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, overturned lamp. 

Sunday, 9th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 56 Anderson st. Owned by Massachusetts General Hospital ; 
occupied by O. W. Foster, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 10th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

Electric car No. 2414. Owned by West 'End R.R,. ; occupied by 
West End R.R., as passenger car; loss, $10; originated under car; 
cause, defective motor. 

Monday, 10th, 10-03 A.M. Still. 

Nos. 43 and 53 Leon st. False alarm; cause, workmen repairing 
automatic wires. 

Monday, 10th, 4-25 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 20 Sawyer st. False alarm; cause, a child fell into a tub of 
water and was drowned. 



Monday, 10th, 7-09 P.M. Box 77. 

iNY st. Originated on 5th floor ; cai 
damage. 

Monday, 10th, 7-30 P.M. Box 64. 



No. 537 Albany st. Originated on 5th floor ; cause, spontaneous 
combustion; no damage. 



False alarm. 

Monday, 10th, 8-25 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 36 Cabot st. Owned by August Wiberg; loss, $64; insm - ance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by August Wiberg, as dwelling; originated in cellar ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 11th, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 108 Moreland st. Originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown ; 
no damage. 

Tuesday, 11th, 1-52 P.M. Box 617. 

Pier 1, Grand Junction wharf. Originated on lower deck; 
cause, sparks from donkey engine ; no damage. 

Tuesday. 11th, 6-48 P.M. Box 122. 

No. 5 Boston pl. Owned by Dennis Cawley; loss, $74; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by John Loyd, as dwelling; loss, $150; originated in 
closet, 3d floor ; cause, dropping of lighted match in clothing. 

Wednesday, 12th, 11-41 A.M. Box 33. 

State House, Beacon st. Cause, breaking glass in automatic fire- 
alarm box, and pulling alarm ; false alarm. 

Wednesday, 12th, 2-39 A.M. Box 526. 

Near Parkway, off Arboretum st. Owned by Frank and Louis 
Copp ; loss, $5 ; unoccupied, as shanty ; originated inside ; cause, 
probably incendiary,- 



138 City Document No. 12. 

Wednesday, 12th, 5-05 P.M. Box 52 (J. 

Parkway, off Arboretum st. Owned by Frank and Louis Copp ; 
loss, $20 ; unoccupied, as shanty ; originated in shanty ; cause, prob- 
ably incendiary. 

Wednesday, 12th, 9-47 P.M. Box 621. 

No. 40 Everett st. Owned by Gastono Piscopo ; loss, $255 ; in- 
surance, $700 ; occupied by Gastono Piscopo, as stable ; insurance, 
$1,100; originated on 2d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — H. Hines, of Ladder Company 2, had both hands burnt 
while at work at this fire. 

Thursday, 13th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 817 Sumner st. Owned by Mary Fitzpatrick ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $2,500 ; occupied by Joseph Gerow, as dwelling ; loss, $35 ;. 
insurance, $400 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, upsetting of oil store. 

Thursday, 13th, 4-21 A.M. Box 572. 
Cor. Elm and Everett sts. False alarm. 

Thursday, 13th, 1-23 P.M. Box 62. 

Nos. 133 and 135 Eliot st. Owned by James Stevenson ; loss, $39 ;. 
insurance, $14,000 ; occupied by E. D. McAllister, as dwelling ; loss, 
$10; insurance, $800; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

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

Off Gardner st. Originated on peat bog; cause, probably set on 
fire ; no damage. 

Friday, 14th, 7-28 P.M. Box 574. 

Glines ave., off School st. Owned by A. P. Messer ; loss, $600 
insurance, $600 ; occupied by A. P. Messer, as stable and carriages 
loss, $100; insurance, $200; owned by A. E. LeCashure ; loss, $235 
occupied by Alexander Thayer, as tenement ; loss, $67 ; insurance, 
$500 ; owned by Brennan heirs ; loss, $400 ; occupied by William 
Tabor, as tenement; loss, $150; originated in stable of A. P. Messer; 
cause, breaking of lighted lantern by his son. 

Remarks. — There was considerable delay, for some cause, in giving 
an alarm. 

Friday, 14th, 7-31 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 25 Camden st. Owned by John J. Martin ; loss, $2.50; in- 
surance, $2,500 ; occupied by William Stevens, as dwelling ; loss, $4.50 ; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Saturday, 15th, 4-15 P.M. Still. 
No. 43 Milk st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, smoky 
chimney. 

Saturday, 15th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

Originated under car floor ; cause, burning out of fuse ; no damage. 

Saturday, 15th, 7-46 P.M. Box 121. 
No. 132 A st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, excelsior set 
on fire by a bov. 

Sunday, 16th, 5-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 6 E. Brookline st. Owned by William T. Hart; loss, $370; 
insurance, $12,000; occupied by G. V. Brown, as hotel; loss, 
insurance, $7,000 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 139 

Sunday, 16th, 11-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 60 Paris st. No damage ; originated behind sounding-board ; 
cause, fire-alarm wire in contact with electric-light wire. 

Sunday, 16th, 11-15 A.M. Box 215. 

Nos. 23 and 25 Warwick st. Owned by Mrs. Mary Kenney ; loss, 
$490 ; insurance, S3, 000 ; occupied by Mrs. Mary Kenney, as dwelling ; 
loss, $7.75; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. N. F. Austin, as 
grocery store ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 16th, 7-26 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 8 Foster court. No damage ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
overturned candle. 

Monday, 17th, 6-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 1148 Washington st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective chimney. 

Monday, 17th, 6-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 478 Harrison ave. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
mosquito netting igniting from gas jet. 

Monday, 17th, 5-46 P.M. Box 961. 

No. 20 Allston ST. Owned by Mrs. Taylor; insurance, $4,000; 
occupied by C. T. Ellis, as dwelling; loss, $10; occupied by Mrs. C. S. 
Taylor, as dwelling ; loss, $83 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, accidental, overturned oil stove. 

Tuesday, 18th, 11-08 A.M. Box 155. 

No. 141 Emerson st. Owned by James McDonald estate ; loss, 
$185 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Elizabeth McDonnell, as dwell- 
ing; loss, $50; originated on 2d floor; cause, igniting of gasoline stove. 

Tuesday, 18th, 1-47 P.M. Box 23. 

No. 11 Hancock st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
explosion of gas. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-40 P.M. Box 984. 

No. 75 Walnut st. Owned by W. J. Hatch ; loss, $50 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by W. J. Hatch, as dwelling; loss, $8; insurance, 
' " "i j originated, on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 



Thursday, 20th, 9-08 A.M. Still. 

No. 74A Dover st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
naphtha stove. 

Thursday, 20th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 236 and 238 Commercial st. Owned by M. Crocker ; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by Robert Kennaly, as liquor store; loss, $12.50; 
insurance, $1,500 ; originated on awning of store ; cause, match or cigar 
stub. 

Thursday, 20th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

Malden bridge. No damage; originated on fender of bridge; 
cause, electric-light wire. 



140 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 20th, 10-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 23 Knapp st. No damage ; originated in boiler-room ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Friday, 21st, 1 P.M. Still. 
No. 232 Washington st. No damage ; cause, smoky chimney. 

Friday, 21st, 11-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Temple Pl. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
electric light. 

Friday, 21st, 4-16 P.M. Box 113. 

No. 133 West Second st. Owned by Annie Sullivan; loss, $30; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by Andrew Kelley, as dwelling; loss, $15; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 21st, 7-37 P.M. Box 85. 

' No. 32 Village st. Owned by A. S. Fuller ; loss, $27.60 ; insurance, 
",500; occupied by W. E. Howard, as dwelling; loss, $40; insurance, 
" " ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 



Friday, 21st, 8-37 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 6 Broadway court. Owned by James Collins ; loss, $5 ; unoc- 
cupied, as dwelling ; originated on outside of 1st floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Saturday, 22d, 10-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 150 Tremont st. No damage; originated in chimney; cause, 
burning paper in stove. 

Saturday, 22d, 3-35 P.M. Box 124. Automatic. 
No. 106 E. Dedham st. Needless ; cause, broken steam-pipe. 

Saturday, 22d, 7 P.M. Still. 

No. 4258 Washington st. No damage ; originated on hayloft floor ; 
cause, upsetting of lantern. 

Sunday, 23d, 2-45 P.M. Still. 

Cor. State and Washington sts. No damage ; originated on elec- 
tric brush ; cause, overcharged wire. 

Sunday, 23d, 5-33 P.M. Still. 

No. 58 Kneeland st. Owned by D. C. Robbins ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by same, as manufactory ; loss, $15 ; insurance, $6,000 ; origi- 
nated on awning; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 23d, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 2131 Washington st. No damage ; originated on outside of 
building; cause, electric wire falling on awning. 

Sunday, 23d, 9-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 169 Court st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, hot 
ashes in wooden barrel. 

Sunday, 23d, 5-04 P.M. Box 833. 
Needless; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from stove. 



Fire Department. 141 

Sunday, 23d, 7-39 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 12 Garland st. Owned by J. Post ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $5,000 ; 
occupied by J. Hyams, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $1,500 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, gas jet and curtain. 

Sunday, 23d, 10-40 P.M. Box 441. 

No. 2 Cross-ST. ave. Owned by Patrick Brosnahan ; loss, $190 ; in- 
surance, $1,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $215; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, probably incendiary. 

Monday, 24th, 8-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 644 E. Third st. Owned by Mrs. B. F. Daily; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; originated in cellar; 
cause, explosion of gas, leaky pipe. 

Monday, 24th, 8-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 37 Cooper st. No damage ; cause, needless alarm. 

Monday, 24th, 3-54 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 127 and 129 Summer st. Owned by F. C. Welch; loss, $210; 
insurance, $55,000 ; occupied by Weiss & Schmidt, as hatters ; loss, 
$123 ; insurance, $4,500 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause, overheated 
boiler. 

Monday, 24th, 11-46 A.M. Box 247. 

Rear No. 1 Francis st. Owned by Francis estate ; loss, $10 ; unoc- 
cupied shanty ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, shanty set on fire by boys. 

Monday, 24th, 3-43 P.M. Box 645. 

No. 412 Border st. Owned by I. Pratt, Jr. ; loss, $350 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Herman Drake, as lumber storeroom ; loss, $250 ; 
occupied by L. T. Pratt, as smelting foundry; loss, $700; insurance, 
$3,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed sparks from smelting 
furnace. 

Tuesday, 25th, 2-35 A.M. Still. 

No. o Bartlett pl. No damage ; originated in basement, cause, 
smoky furnace. 

Tuesday, 25th, 8-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 1110 Harrison ave. No damage ; originated in stove oven ; 
cause, pan of fat taking fire. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

Foot or Orleans st. No damage ; originated in manure dump ; 
cause, supposed, set by boys. 

Tuesday, 25th, 10-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 27 Magazine st. Owned by W. B. Wallace ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Thomas Haines, as dwelling ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 25th, 10-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Cortes St. Owned by W. H. Van Guilder; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $10,000 ; occupied by W. T. Webb, as hotel ; loss, $10 ; origi- 
nated on 4th floor; cause, careless use of gasoline. 



142 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 25th, 7-20 A.M. Box 575. 

Mt. Vernon st. Originated on 1st floor ; cause, slamming of door 
jarred off auxiliary ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 25th, 8-42 A.M Box 28. 

No. 83 Fulton st. Originated on roof; cause, overheated smoke- 
stack ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 25th, 4-27 P.M. Box 636. 

No. 220 Havre st. Originated in chimney; cause, smoke from 
chimney; no damage. 

Tuesday, 25th, 7-13 P.M. Box 36. 

No. 10 State st. Owned by Treadwell estate ; loss, $600 ; insur- 
ance $11,500; occupied by Albert H. Dennis & Co., as printing-office; 
loss, $1,189.50; insurance, $2,600 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, sup- 
posed electric wires. 

Tuesday, 25th, 8-11 P.M. Box 224. 

Rear No. 101 Fellows st. Owned by Hannah Barry ; loss, $5 ; 
occupied by boys, as club-room; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-54 A.M. Still. 

No. 8 Mechanics row. Originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion 
of kerosene lamp ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 26th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 500 Atlantic ave. Owned by Edison Electric Light Company ; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by Butts & Ordway, as wagon hardware; 
loss, $82.50; insurance, $30,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, electric 
wires. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-45 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 104 Ward st. Originated on public dump ; cause, spon- 
taneous combustion. 

Wednesday, 26th, 11-25 P.M. Box 612. 

No. 2 Jeffries st. Owned by Sarah E. Plummer; loss, $60; in- 
surance, $250 ; unoccupied, as dwelling ; originated on outside of L ; 
cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 27th, 11-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 8 Myrtle st. Owned by Boyden heirs; loss, $12; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by W. H. Emerson, as dwelling; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, from leak in gas-pipe. 

Thursday, 27th, 6-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 121 Medford ST. Originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated 
boiler ; no damage. 

Thursday, 27th, 2-47 A.M. Box 99. 

No. 363 Marlboro' st. Originated in basement ; cause unknown; 
needless. 

Remarks. — Captain Moning, of Ladder 15, was injured by stepping on 
a nail which entered his fo'ot. 



Fire Department. 143 

Friday, 28th, 5-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 1304 Broad st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, igniting of 
gasoline stove ; no damage. 

Friday 28th, 11-51 A.M. Still. 

No. 86 Elm st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, soot in chimney ; 
no damage. 

Friday, 28th, 6-03 P.M. Still. 

No. 220 Harrison ave. Owned by Mrs. Murray ; loss, $90 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. Annie McDonald, as lodging-house; 
loss, $60; insurance, $1,500; originated on 3d and 4th floor; cause 
incendiary. 

Friday, 28th, 12-06 P.M. Box 455. 

No. 100 Arlington ave. Originated on roof in sawdust; cause, 
sparks from chimney; no damage. 

Saturday, 29th, 3-06 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 279 Main st. Originated in barrel of rubbish ; cause, 
boys playing with matches ; no damage. 

Saturday, 29th, 9-33 A.M. Box 214. 

No. 19 Hammond st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, smoky stove ; 
needless. 

Saturday, 29th, 6-21 P.M. Box 412. 

Rear No. 128 Merrimac St. Originated on 3d floor ; cause, upset- 
ting of oil lamp ; no damage. 

Saturday, 29th, 11-25 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 2 Manning's tard, Albany st. Owned by William Manning 
heirs ; occupied by William Duplex, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, dropping lighted oil lamp. 

Sunday, 30th, 10-07 A.M. Still. 

No. 44 Leverett st. Originated on 3d floor ; cause, gasolene oil 
stove; no damage. 

Sunday, 30th, 11-30 A.M. Still. 

Hyde Park ave. Originated in woods and peat bog; cause, prob- 
ably sparks from locomotive ; no damage. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-42 A.M. Box 488. 

No. 176 Main st. Owned by Mrs. H. E. Thorndike; loss, $25; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by George Downing, as cigar store ; loss, 
$15 ; insurance, $600 ; originated on rear 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-52 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 674 Tremont st. Owned by Mercantile Library Association ; 
loss, $2,166 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by same, as club-room ; loss, 
$2,000; insurance, $6,250 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Ladderman J. Kenney, of Ladder 3, was overcome by 
heat. Sub. T. S. McCarey, of Ladder 3, was injured in the arm, falling 
in street. District Chief Keyes struck by falling cornice, injuring his 
back. 



144 City Document No. .12. 



OCTOBER. 

Monday, 1st, 8-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 220 Harrison ave. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 1st, 2-25 P.M. Still. 

Canterbury st., Mount Hope Cemetery. No damage; originated 
among graves ; cause, Chinamen using fire ignited hedge. 

Monday, 1st, 12-06 P.M. Still. 

No. 249 Columbus ave. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
explosion of gas. 

Monday, 1st, 5-35 P.M. Box 45. 

No. 102 Federal st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, es- 
caping steam. 

Monday, 1st, 8-27 P.M. Box 69. 

No. 18 Rochester st. Owned by Byam Gallagher ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by H. Wolfe, as dwelling; loss, $15; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, defective flue. 

Monday, 1st, 9-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 15 Dartmouth st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
kerosene lamp explosion. 

Tuesday, 2d, 5-31 P.M. Box 92. Automatic. 
Water st,, Hoosac Tunnel Docks. Owned by Fitchburg R.R. 
Co. ; loss, $50 ; insurance, $44,000 ; occupied by Hollingsworth, Whit- 
ney, & Co., as storage; loss, $100; occupied by Hutchins & Co., as 
storage ; loss, $151.33 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 2d, S-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Warren st. Owned by R. C. Nichols estate ; loss, $25 ; in- 
surance, $3,500 ; occupied by E. D. Lasna, as barber shop ; loss, $5 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 

Tuesday, 2d. 12-05 P.M. Still. 
C and First sts. No damage; originated in manure heap; cause, 
set by boys. 

Tuesday, 2d, 4-14 A.M. Box 634. 

No. 212 Border st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown . 

Tuesday, 2d, 11-10 A.M. Box 36. 

No. 27 State st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, electric 
wire. 

Tuesday, 2d, 7-41 P.M. Box 26. 

Cambridge st. No damage ; originated on street ; cause as above. 

Wednesday, 3d, 8-50 P.M. Still. 
Washington st. No damage ; occupied by B. F. Keith, as theatre ; 
originated under the stage; cause, electric wire. 

Wednesday, 3d, 10-47 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Massachusetts ave. and Albany st. Owned by City of 
Boston; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by same, as hospital ; loss, $10; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 



Fire Department. 145 

Wednesday, 3d, 10-06 A.M. Box 113. 

Cypher and Bsts. No damage; originated on manure heap ; cause, 
set by boys. 

Wednesday, 3d, 3-52, P.M. Box 67. 

Nos. 857 and 859 Washington st. No damage ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, electric-light wire. 

Wednesday, 3d, 3-48 P.M. Box 423. 

Gray and Water sts. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
explosion of lamp. 

Wednesday, 3d, 9-03 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 44-46 Boylston ST. Owned by F. S. Grande Haughtville ; loss, 
$206 ; insm-ance, $20,000 ; occupied by V. Miglietti, as hair-dresser ;. 
loss, $411 ; insurance, $1,500; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Buckingham st. Owned by T. A. Ridley ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by M. Corillo, as dwelling; originated on base- 
ment floor ; cause, leaky gas-pipe igniting. 

Thursday, 4th, 6-18 P.M. Still. 

No. 76 Middlesex st. No loss ; originated on od floor ; cause, soot 
burning in chimney. 

Thursday, 4th, 9-32 A.M. Box 24. 

Rear No. 145 Cambridge st. Owned by John Federlhen ; loss, 
$45; insurance, $1,000; occupied by H. Lewis, as dwelling; loss, $20; 
oi'iginated on 1st floor ; cause, child with lighted candle setting fire to 
bed. 

Thursday, 12th, 12-23 P.M. Box 88. 

No. 4 Columbus sq. Owned by D. R. Whitney; loss, $61.15 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000 ; occupied by S. M. Farnum, as dwelling; insurance, 
$1,200 ; originated on dd floor ; cause, lighted match dropped in sweep- 
ings. 

Friday, 5th, 6-35 A.M. Still. 

NO. 99 Cottage st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, 
smoke from defective ckinmey. 

Friday, 5th, 8-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 460 Bremen st. Owned by Mrs. C. Phyfer; loss, $5; insur- 
ance, $500 ; unoccupied, as dwelling ; originated in cellar ; cause, sup- 
posed, set by boys. 

Friday, 5th, 1-12 A.M. Box 218. 

Junction Warren and Washington sts. Needless ; originated in 
basement; cause, escaping steam. 

Saturday, 6th, 2-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 Fleet st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause un- 
known. 

Saturday 6th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Somerset st. Needless; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
smoky stove. 



146 City Document No.. 12. 

Saturday, 6th, 7-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 28 Merchants row. No damage; originated on 4th floor; 
cause, igniting of alcohol vapor. 

Saturday, 6th, 4-34 A.M. Box 15. 
Nos. 118 to 120 Commercial st. Owned by J. H. & H. F. Ross ; 
loss, $1,217 ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by F. M. Leonard, as produce 
store ; loss, $957.50 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by Massachusetts Cigar 
Company, as factory; loss, $1,680; insurance, $3,500; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, supposed electric wires. 

Saturday, 6th, 10-15 A.M. Box 92. 

Huntington ave., Mechanics Fair Building. Owned by Massa- 
chusetts Mechanics Charitable Association ; insurance, $200,000 ; occu- 
pied by Swift & Co., as exhibit; loss, $100; occupied by United States 
Baking Powder Company, as exhibit ; loss, $50 ; originated on 2d floor ; 
.cause, defective wiring of electric light. 

Remarks. — Harry E. Smith, a citizen, was burned on the hand while 
assisting in extinguishing the fire. 

Saturday, 6th, 12-32 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 23 Wall st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Sunday, 7th, 11-18 A.M. Box 234. 
No. 29 Purchase st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
careless workman striking thermostat. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-35 P.M. Still. 
Cor. Albany and Dover sts. No damage ; originated in lumber 
yard; cause, boys setting fire to papers in an old stove. 

Sunday, 7th, 5-53 P.M. Still. 
No. 53 Leverett st. No damage; originated in cellar; cause, 
lighted match thrown through open window. 

Sunday, 7th, 1-42 P.M. Box 311. 
Nos. 45 and 47 Kemble st. Owned by Frank Gibbie; loss, 
$1,508.92; insurance, $5,000; occupied by H. N. Bates & Co., as 
machine shop ; loss, $6,055.66 ; insurance, $24,000 ; occupied by Poland 
Laundry Machinery Company, as machine shop ; loss, $1,605.49 ; insur- 
ance, $14,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, supposed sparks from 
forge. 

Sunday, 7th, 12-58 A.M. Box 465. 

No. 109 Cambridge st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 8th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

Canterbury, Mt. Hope Cemetery. No damage ; originated in 
meadow; cause, probably by boys. 

Monday, 8th, 6-13 P. 31. Box 412. 
No. 51 South Margin st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; 
•cause, kerosene oil stove taking fire. 

Monday, 8th, 12-02 P.M. Box 454. 
Malden bridge. Owned by Charlestown Five Cent Savings Bank ; 
loss, $20 ; occupied by Metropolitan Sewerage Commissioners, as store- 
house ; originated on l'oof; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 



Fire Department. 147 

Tuesday, 9lh, 9-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 Meridian st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
kerosene lamp turned up too high. 

Tuesday, 9th, 12-05 P.M. Still. 
Court st. No damage; originated under car ; cause, electricity. 

Tuesday, 9th, 8-20 A.M. Box 12. 
Nos. 135-139 Endicott st. Owned by A. H. Granstein ; no damage ; 
originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 9th, 7-43 P.M. Box 25. 
No. 3 North Anderson st. Owned by J. Q. Blake ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Julia Barrett, as dwelling ; loss $5 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause,breaking of kerosene oil lamp. 

Wednesday, 10th, 9-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Newland st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
upsetting of oil lamp. 

Wednesday, 10th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 80 Middlesex st. Owned by Michael Barry; loss, $20; in- 
surance, $4,000 ; occupied by Christy Shieley, as dwelling ; originated 
•on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 10th, 8-52 P.M. Still. 
No. 338 Congress St. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
light from a stove. 

Wednesday, 10th, 9-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 137 Northampton st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; 
■canse, smoky chimney. 

Wednesday, 10th, 10-32 A.M. Box 74. 

Nos. 8 and 10 Union Park st. Owned by Moses Williams estate ; 
loss, $1,684; insurance, $18,000; occupied by Nathan Goldsmith, as 
dwelling; loss, $385; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman G. Dowling, of Engine No. 3, burned on face 
while at work at fire, and Sub. J. J. Perry burned on left hand. 

Wednesday, 10th, 7-20 P.M. Box 424. 

No. 60 Bunker Hill st. No damage; originated in transparency; 
•cause, tipping over of lamp. 

Wednesday, 10th, 11-22 P.M. Box 217. 
Nos. 1197-1201 Tremont st. Owned by N. J. Bradley estate ; loss, 
$154; insurance, $13,400; occupied by J. C. Donovan, as bake shop; 
loss, $125; insurance, $1,000; oi'iginated in basement; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 10th, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 303 Sumner St. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
lighted candle setting paper on fire. 

Thursday, 11th, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 37 Broad st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
smoke beating down from across the street. 



148 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 11th, 6-08 P.M. Automatic. 

Medford and Monument sts. No damage; false alarm; cause, 
moving of switch. 

Thursday, 11th, 1-42 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 213 Hanover st. Owned by Samuel Wingersky; loss, $1,100; 
insurance, $4,500; occupied by Charles F. Nissen, as boarding-house; 
loss, $825; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Louis Jelissohn, as tobacco- 
store; loss, $500; insurance, $4,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
incendiary. 

Bemarks. — Charles Swanson, a boarder, Avas killed jumping from 
window; August Johnson, hurt jumping from window; Fred Nissen 
had hands burned ; William Cowheises, burned slightly ; Louis Ober, 
shock to system ; Annie Northwell, slightly burned ; Fred Cother, badly 
hurt. 

Thursday, 11th, 8-48 P.M. Box 193. 

No. 23 Mayfield st. Owned by Elmer Checkering; loss, $1,673; 
insurance, $7,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $400.10; in- 
surance, $4,000 ; originated in cellar ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 12th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 30 West Dedham st. No damage ; cause, smoky stove. 

Friday, 12th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 165 Harrison ave. No damage ; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of lamp. 

Friday, 12th, 10-16 P.M. Box 64. 

No. 11 Cobb st. No damage ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, explo- 
sion of naphtha. 

Saturday, 13th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

Mason st. No damage ; originated on street ; cause, plumber's fur- 
nace and shavings. 

Saturday, 13th, 7-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 1829 Washington st. No damage ; originated on 3d floor ; 
cause, kerosene lamp and gauze on chandelier. 

Saturday, 13th, 10-22 P.M. Still. 
No. 88 Meridian st. Owned by Henlen M. Crosby; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by M. Samuel, as rubber goods store; loss. 
$5 ; originated on 1st floor; cause, kerosene oil in lamp igniting. 

Saturday, 13th, 10-47, 10-56, 11-11 P.M. Box 47. 

Nos. 115, 117, and 119 Broad st. Owned by John Foster; loss, 
$3,528 ; insurance, $35,000 ; occupied by Austin & Eddy, as factory and 
salesroom; loss, $14,506; insurance, $35,000; occupied by Water- 
house, Shannon, & Munroe, as paper storage ; loss, $5,127.98; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by Barney & Berry, as sample-room; loss, 
$1,100; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Massachusetts Screw Company, 
as sample-room: loss, $35; insurance, $1,000; occupied by Earl 8. 
Binford, as sample-room; loss, $709; insurance, $4,000; occupied by 
S. N. Pierce & Co., as sample-room; loss, $150; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Bemarks. — Ladderman P. W. Lanegan, of Ladder 8, received severe 
shock from West End trolley wires while assisting to place Ladder 14 
in position. John Murphy received bruises from falling iron bracket. 



Fire Department. 149 

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

Washington st. Occupied by B. F. Kieth, as theatre; originated 
on stage ; cause, calcium-light carbon ; no damage. 

Sunday, 14th, 12-26 A.M. Box 54. 

No. 5 Oxford pl. Originated in basement; cause, careless use of 
matches; no damage. 

Sunday, 14th, 3-50 P.M. Box 484. 

Nos. 128 and 130 Main st. Owned by Bradshaw heirs ; loss, $100 ; 
insurance, $2,500; occupied by C. B. Burkett, as market; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. I. Silberman, as hair-dresser ; $425; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 6-13 A.M. Still. 

No. 278 Columbus ave. Owned by N. P. Hamlin; loss, $30; insur- 
ance, $72,000 ; occupied by G. W. Bowman, as barber shop ; loss, 
$91.50; insurance, $400 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 1-03 P.M. Box 61. 

Nos. 115 to 121 Pleasant st. Owned by D. W. Emery ; loss, $604 ; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Samuel Goldstein, as shoe store ; loss, 
$775; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Mrs. Macintosh, as dwelling; loss, 
$40 ; insurance, $500 ; occupied by M. B. McCarthy, as undertaker ; 
loss, $137 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated in cellar ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15ih, 1-23 A.M. Box 537. 

No. 192 Poplar st. Owned by Mrs. Emma B. Tufts; loss, $698; 
insurance, $4,000; occupied by Mrs. Emma B. Tufts, as dwelling; loss, 
$100 ; occupied by W. Lovejoy, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
2d floor; cause, kerosene oil lamp. 

Monday, 15th, 7-08 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 786 Albany st. Owned by J. E. Adams & Co. ; occupied by 
J. E. Adams & Co., as wood-shed; loss, $5; insurance, $1,500; origi- 
nated on ground floor ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 8-34 P.M. Box 24. 

No. 57 North Russell st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, break- 
ing of hanging lamp setting fire to clothing ; no damage. 

Monday, 15th, 10-27 P.M. Box 112. 

Rear No. 169 Dorchester ave. Owned by N.Y., N.H., & Hart- 
ford R.R. ; loss, $5 ; occupied by Dennis Shea, as wagon-shed ; loss, 
$25 ; occupied by James Moylan, as wagon-shed ; loss, $60 ; insurance, 
$500 ; originated among rags in wagon ; cause unknown. 

Monday, 15th, 11-44 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 786 Albany st. Owned by E. A. Remick ; loss, $409; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by J. E. Adams & Co., as wood-shed; loss, $230. 
50; insurance, $1,500; owned by S. S. Rowe ; loss, $76.29; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by J. H. Hanlon, as harness shop; loss, $38; insur- 
ance $1,500 ; originated in wood-shed ; cause unknown. 



150 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 16th, 8-10 A.M. Still. 

Hancock sq. and So. Eden st. Owned by Houghton & Dutton; 
loss, $1,000; insurance, $30,000 ; occupied by Houghton & Dutton, as- 
stable and halls ; loss, $20 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, kettle of wax 
boiling over. 

Tuesday, 16th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 

Dartmouth st. Owned by Jordan & Co. ; occupied by Jordan & 
Co., as wagon; loss, $15; originated in wagon; cause, sparks from 
locomotive. 

Tuesday, 16th, 4-44 P.M. Still. 

No. 291 Newbury st. Originated in furnace ; cause, smoky ;; 
needless. 

Tuesday, 16th, 5-49 P.M. Still. 

No. 54 Oak st. Owned by Thomas Brennan ; occupied by Thomas 
Brennan, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; cause, leaky gas-pipe ; 
no damage. 

Tuesday, 16th, 6-12 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 2i Lewis st. No damage ; originated on 4th floor ; cause,, 
smoky stove. 

Wednesday, 17th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

Washington st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, burn- 
ing soot. 

Wednesday, 17th, 9-18 P.M. Box 284. 

Parker Hill ave. Owned by H. P. Weltch; loss, $20; insurance,. 
$3,000 ; occupied by same, as stable ; originated on outside of building ; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 17th, 3-25 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 706 Tremont st. Needless ; originated in furnace ; cause, 
smoky. 

Thursday, 18th, 11-34 A.M. Still. 

No. 132 Portland st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
alcohol igniting. 

Thursday, 18th, 6-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Dunstable st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
smoky furnace. 

Thursday, 18th, 7-55 P.M. Still. 
Off Temple st. Brush fire ; originated in woods ; cause, probably 
set by boys. 

Thursday, 18th, 12-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 28 Fleet st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, soot 
in chimney. 

Thursday, 18th, 8-33 A.M. Box 442. 
U. S. Navy yard. No damage; originated' on back of boilers; 
cause, spontaneous. 

Thursday, 18th, 9-25 P.M. Box 464. 
In Somerville, B. & M. R.R. No damage ; originated in Somer- 
ville ; cause, freight cars afire. 

Thursday, 18th, 12-15 A.M. Still. 
Nos. 85 and 87 Merrimac st. No damage; originated on 1st floor;: 
cause, hot soldering-iron left on bench. 



Fire Department. 151 

Friday, 19th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 
Liverpool st. Bonfire ; originated in vacant lot ; cause, set by boys. 

Friday, 19th, 6-58 P.M. Box 453. 
No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Friday, 19th, 8-11 P.M. Box 217. 

No. 208 Ruggles ST. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
sparks from blacksmith's forge. 

Friday, 19th, 11-11 P.M. Box 47. 

Atlantic ave. Owned by Foster's Wharf Corporation ; loss, $1,430; 
insurance, $18,000 ; occupied by J. A. Wick, as machine shop ; loss, 
$25; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Cantlo Manufacturing Company, 
as machine shop ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Stanley & 
Co., as brewers; loss, $10; insurance, $2,000; occupied by John S. 
Gibbons & Co., as liquors; loss, $378.66; insurance, $2,000; occupied 
by Nutter, Barnes, & Co., as machine shop ; loss, $1,039; insurance,. 
$5,700; occupied by E. S. Bartlett, as machine shop ; loss, $290; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by M. A. Kent, as machine shop ; loss, $350 ; in- 
surance, $1,500; occupied by A. S. Mead, as machine-shop; loss, $582: 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Bemarks. — Hoseman Hawkins, of Engine 39, fell from 40-foot ladder 
in rear of building, and was taken to Emergency Hospital. Ladder- 
man Bestwick, of Ladder 8, hand cut with falling glass ; treated at Emer- 
gency Hospital. 

Saturday, 20th, 5-01 P.M. Still. 

Bunker Hill st. No damage ; cause, furnace smoking. 

Saturday, 20th, 5-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 200A Devonshire st. Owned by Brewer estate; insurance, 
$150,000; occupied by Bruce R. Ware & Co., as store; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $9,000; originated in basement; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-15 A.M. Box 235. 

No. 231 Dudley st. Owned by Louis Vanditon; loss, $800; insur- 
ance, $25,000 ; occupied by Louis Goldberg, as family hotel ; loss, $10 ; 
occupied by J. Wayman, as family hotel ; loss, $92.50 ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; occupied by F. Marden, as family hotel ; loss, $15 ; occupied by 
E. E. Pettis ; loss, $50. 

Saturday, 20th, 2-35 P.M. Box 636. 

No. 167 Paris st. Owned by Eliza Dillingham ; loss, $15 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Geo. McCarthy, as dwelling; originated on 
3d floor; cause, child playing with matches. 

Bemarks. — A child named Frank McCarthy, four years old, was 
severely burned on back by setting his clothes on fire with matches. 

Saturday, 20th, 6-55 P.M. Box 23. 

Opp. 1 Bowdoin st. Originated in ditch in sidewalk; cause, 
Brookline Gas Company connecting gas-pipe ; needless. 

Sunday, 21st, 2-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 185 Harrison ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, kettle of fat. 



152 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 21st, 4-08 P.M. Still. 

Opp. 12 Hartford st. No damage; originated on street; cause, 
barrel of resin set by boys. 

Sunday, 21st, 6-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 171 Tremont ST. Owned by Bradlee heirs; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $65,000 ; occupied by G. R. Woodin, as jeweller ; loss, $23 ; 
insurance, $2,500; originated on 4th floor; cause, paper burning in 
open grate. 

Sunday, 21st, 7-25 P.M. , Still. 

Bowdoin SQ. No damage ; originated under car ; cause, elec- 
tricity. 

Sunday, 21st, 7-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 99 Northampton st. No damage. Originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, candle in a box upsetting. 

Sunday, 21st, 2-35 P.M. Box 126. 
No. 177 Bolton st. Needless. Cause, smoky chimney. 

Sunday, 21st, 3-37 A.M. Box 661. 

Addison st. Owned by M. E. Sprague ; loss, $752; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by Edward Henry, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated 
on 1st floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Sunday, 21st, 9-08 P.M. Box 418. 
Charles river bridge. Needless alarm ; cause, light in window. 

Sunday, 21st, 11-06 P.M. Box 9. 

Nos. 317 and 319 North st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, smoky chimney. 

Monday, 22d, 9-12 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 48-50 Winter st. No damage; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
spontaneous combustion. 

Monday, 22d, 11-57 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 25 Albany st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
careless use of matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 10-42 P.M. Still. 

Plympton ST. Bonfire ; originated on street. 

Tuesday, 23d, 6-42 A.M. Box 125. 

Cor. Dorchester ave. and Dore st. No damage ; originated in 
yard under L ; cause, boys playing with matches. 

Tuesday, 23d, 11-47 P.M. Box 259. 

No. 990 Parker st. Owned by D. Holland; loss, $2; insurance, 
$8,000; occupied by same, as groceiy store ; insurance, $3,000 ; orig- 
nated on outside of building; cause, straw set by boys. 

Tuesday, 23d, 7-53 P.M. Box 66. 

No. 52 Middlesex st. Owned by C. W. Matthews; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by E. Smith, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 



Fire Department. 153 

Tuesday, 23d; [6 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 17 Gray st. Owned by John A. Cronan ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by A. Driscoll, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
ca^^se, dropping match in bag of rags. 

Tuesday, 23d, 6-04 P.M. Box 64. 
No. 10 Ohio st. No damage ; cause, smoky stove. 

Wednesday, 24th, 8-50 P.M. Still. 

Boston Harbor. Tow-boat "Samuel Little"; owned by E. B. 
Wilde; loss, $350; insurance, $4,000; occupied as tow-boat; origi- 
nated in hold ; cause, boiler being too close to Avood-work. 

Wednesday, 24th, 4-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 670 Centre st. No damage; originated in attic; cause, gaso- 
lene plumber's pot exploding. 

Bemarks. — H. Fogarty, employee of Van Norden & Co., Roofers and 
metal-workers, burned on hand slightly. 

Wednesday, 24th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

Washington s.t. No damage ; originated on street ; cause, prob- 
ably by boys. 

Wednesday, 24th, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 37 Fayette st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
lantern upsetting. 

Wednesday, 24th, 10-50 A.M. Box 635. 

No. 200 Marion st. Owned by S. Bresth ; loss, $145 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Marks Evarts, as dwelling ; loss, $145 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene oil stove placed 
against a partition. 

Wednesday, 24th, 11-18 P.M. Box 224. 

Rear No. 1002 Harrison ave. Owned by J. Nickerson heirs ; loss, 
$135 ; insurance, $5,700 ; occupied by same, as engine-room ; loss, 
$25 ; insui-ance, $17,290 ; originated between iron and wood sheathing; 
-cause, incendiary. 

Thursday, 25th, 9-19 A.M. Still. 

No. 54 Winchester st. Originated in cellar; cause unknown ; no 
damage. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 1945 Dorchester ave. Owned by A. J. Holbrook ; loss, $25; 
insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by A. J. Holbrook, as dwelling ; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated in cellar ; cause, piece of wood set fire by furnace. 

Thursday, 25th, 4-34 P.M. Box 224. Automate. 

Nos. 531 and 533 Atlantic ave. Originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
stove too near the wall ; no damage. 

Thursday, 25th,' 5-35 P.M. Still. 

_ Cor. Dover and Washington sts. Originated in car; cause, defec- 
tive insulation ; no damage. 



154 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 25th, 5-57 A.M. Box 615. 

No. 166 Everett st. Owned by Rose Fitzgerald ; loss, $915 ; insur- 
ance $1,800; No. 164 owned by Rose McDevitt; loss, $155; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Richard Crossen, as bakery; loss, $115; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor, No. 166; cause, fat caught fire 
(fryingdoughnuts) . 

Thursday, 25th, 5-18 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 11 Emerald st. Owned by L. R. Cutter; less, $80; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by John Gorman, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, defective fire-place. 

Thursday, 25th, 6-07 P.M. Box 427. 

No. 80 Tremont st. Owned by Edward Moran ; insurance, $,2000 ; 
occupied by James Farrell, as dwelling; loss, $20; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Friday, 26th, 1-30 P.M. Box 854. 

Union st. Owned by City of Boston ; loss, $150 ; occupied by City of 
Boston, as school-house; originated in cellar; cause, supposed, set by 
boys. 

Friday, 26th, 2-57 P.M. Box 465. 

No. 2 Carter st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, heating roofing 
tar on stone ; no damage. 

Saturday, 27th, 8-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 5 Bartlett pl. Originated in basement ; cause, smoky fur- 
nace ; no damage. 

Remarks. — Lieutenant Ritchie wrenched his ankle at this still alarm, 
and Avas sent home. 

Saturday, 27th, 4-52 P.M. Box 66. Automatic. 
Nos. 26-42 Winter st. Cause, overheated thermostat; no damage. 

Saturday, 27th, 10-42 P.M. Still. 
Originated in chimney; cause, smoky chimney; no damage. 

Saturday, 27th, 11-23 A.M. Box 242. 

No. 45 Walnut ave. Originated in chimney ; cause, smoke beating 
down on roof ; no damage. 

Sunday, 28th, 5-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 1800 Washington st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, lighted 
cigar in sawdust spittoon ; no damage. 

Sunday, 28th, 6-29 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Harwich st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, smoky chim- 
ney ; no damage. 

Monday, 29th, 10-57 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 55 Wall st. Originated on 3d floor; cause, kerosene oil lamp 
upset; no damage. 

Monday, 29th, 6-22 P.M. Still. 

Hotel Berkeley. Originated in basement ; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion ; no damage. 



Fire Department. 155 



29th, 8-20 P.M. Box 42. 

Nos. 48 and 50 Winter st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, careless 
handling of gasoline ; no damage. 

Remarks. — Zachariah McLoughlin was severely burned about the 
hands. 

Tuesday, 30th, 8-40 P.M. Box 459- 

Rutherford ave. Originated in West End feedwire ; cause, break- 
ing of gard wire ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 31st, 2-10 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 62 and 64 Monument st. Owned by M. Kelley; loss, $100; 
insurance, $2,700; occupied by Mrs. Rosie, as dwelling; originated on 
1st floor; cause, hot ashes in barrel. 

Wednesday, 31st, 1-43 P.M. 'Box 35. 

No. 15 Pemberton Sq. Owned by N. H. Hunnewell; loss, $537; 
insurance, $20,000 ; occupied by Massachusetts Society for Prevention 
of Cruelty to Children, as office; originated on 5th floor; cause, hot 
ashes from tobacco pipe. 

Wednesday, 31st, 6-01 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 124 Gold st. Owned by Mrs. Ellen Haley ; loss, $30 ; iusurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Martin Blake, as dwelling ; loss $10 ; originated on 
3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — In responding, the hose wagon of Engine Co. No. 43 broke 
down and Hosenian Donahue was thrown off, receiving severe injuries 
to his leg. 

Wednesday, 31st, 6-44 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 271 Kneeland st. Originated in basement; cause, gasoline 
stove igniting ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 31st, 12-56 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 613 Shawmut ave. Originated in basement; cause, smoky 
furnace ; no damage ; needless. 



NOVEMBER. 



Thursday, 1st, 7 A.M. Still. 

No. 42 Rochester ST. Owned by D. McCarthy; loss, $50; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. J. O'Neill, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 1st, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Newton court. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
kettle of fat. 

Thursday, 1st, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Kneeland st. and Harrison ave. Owned by Harry De 
Merree ; occupied by same, as fruit-stand ; loss, $4 ; originated in street ; 
cause, gasolene lamp exploded. 

Thursday, 1st, 10-05 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 30 to 34 Boylston st. Owned by J. Frost estate ; loss, $324 ; in- 
surance, $8,000; occupied by C. Giardino, as clothing; loss, $253; in- 
surance, $1,000 ; originated 6n 3d floor ; cause, overheated chimney. 



156 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 1st, 3-05 P.M. Box 647. 

. No. 75 Condor st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
careless use of a match. 

Friday, 2d, 1-50 P.M. Still. 
No. 1 Nawn ST. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, soot 
taking fire. 

Friday, 2d, 9-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 1 Champney pl. Owned by Thomas Hall ; loss, $80 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by Mrs. J. Brown, as dwelling; loss, $20; insurance, 
; originated on 1st and 2d floors ; cause, incendiary. 



Friday, 2d, 10-07 P.M. Still. 

Vernon ST. Owned by trustees of Home of Angel Guardian ; loss, 
$50; insurance, $41,000; occupied by the brothers of the Home,>as a 
home for boys ; insurance, $12,000 ; originated in basement ; cause, un- 
known. 

Friday 2d, 5-04 A.M. Box 228. 

Washington and Brattle sts., and Cornhill. False alarm; 
cause, accident in turning in the alarm. 

Friday 2d, 2-53 A.M. Box 53. 
Nos. 23-27 Botlston ST. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
gas jet igniting netting. 

Saturday, 3d, 5-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 15 Bowdoin ST. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of lamp. 

Saturday, 3d, 10-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 2077 Washington st. Owned by Robert Howard ; loss, $210 ; 
occupied by Miss M. A. O'Neill, as millinery store; loss, $20; insur- 
ance, $1,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, gas igniting window cur- 
tain. 

Saturday, 3d, 2-09 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 99 Broad st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, 
Avorkrnen breaking wires. 

Saturday, 3d, 3-16 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 81 Chelsea st. Owned by Mrs. M. E. Bartlett; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by J. Mahoney, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 
3d floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Saturday, 3d, 3-39 P.M. Box 637. 
No. 300 Meridian st. Owned by Twenty Associates ; loss, $144.50 ; 
insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by Dr. S. W. Coy, as dwelling ; loss, $300 ; 
insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, unknown, supposed 
careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 4th, 7-05 P.M. Still 
No. 2 Newburn court. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
upsetting of lamp. 

Sunday, 4th, 1-14 A.M. Box 231. 

No. 2050 Washington st. Owned by J. F. Bush ; occupied *by Mrs. 
Mary Sheehan, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
smoking; in bed. 



Fire Department. 157 

Monday, 5th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 36 Centre st. No damage; originated in a tree; cause, electric- 
light wires. 

Monday, 5th, 1-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 74 North Margin st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor, 
closet ; cause, children and matches. 

Monday, 5th, 7-25 P.M. Still. 

Opp. 1171 Washington st. No damage ; originated in car ; cause, 
defective motor. 

Monday, 5th, 9-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 49 Chauncey st. No damage; originated in cellar; cause, 
dropping kerosene oil lamp. 

Monday, 5th, 10-38 P.M. Box 5,9. 

No. 166-168 Lincoln st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
cigar stub in box rubbish. 

Monday, 5th, 9-46 A.M. Box 546. 

Cor. Springvale ave. and Spring st. Owned by James J. Joyce ; 
loss, $510 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by same, as tenement ; origi- 
nated on 2d story closet ; cause, probably mice and matches. 

Monday, 5th, 12-51 A.M. Box 815. 

Rear Alcott st. Owned by Dwight Baldwin ; loss, $200 ; insur- 
ance, $200 ; occupied by same, as dog kennel ; loss, $200 ; originated 
on inside ; cause, suppose kerosene oil stove. 

Monday, 5th, 4-20 P.M. Box 15. 
No. 50 Washington st., Somerville. 

Tuesday, 6th, 2-05 A.M. Still. 

No. 38 Chardon st. No damage ; originated on outside upper story- 
window ; cause, crossing of wires in the storm. 

Tuesday, 6th, 2-10 A.M. Still. 

Engine-house No. 3. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
crossing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 2-50 A.M. Still. 

Ladder 13. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, crossing of 
wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 3-57 A.M. Still. 

Cor. Mt. Vernon and River sts. No damage ; originated in fire- 
alarm apparatus; cause, electricity crossing wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 4-10 A.M. Still. 

North Grove st. No damage ; originated on fire-alarm apparatus ; 
cause, electricity crossing of wires during storm. 

Tuesday, 6th, 4-30 A.M. Still. 

Cor. Cedar and Centre sts. No damage ; originated in a tree ; 
cause, electric-light wires. 



158 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5 A.M. Still. 

Opp. Centre and Lamartine sts. No damage ; originated in a 
tree ; cause, electric wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5 P.M. Still. 

Columbia Theatre. No damage ; originated on fire-alarm box ; 
cause, crossing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Waterford and Washington sts. No damage; originated 
on fire-alarm box ; cause, crossing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8 P.M. Still. 

Tower No. 2. No damage ; originated on 1st floor; cause, crossing 
of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8 P.M. Still. 

Ladder Company 3. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
crossing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8 P.M. Still. 

Fire Dept. Headquarters. No damage; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, crossing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8 P.M. Still. 

No. 483 Brookline st. No damage ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
classing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 8 P.M. Still. 

E. Dedham st. No damage; originated on fire-alarm box; cause, 
crossing of wires. 

Tuesday, 6th, 5-15 P.M. Box 221. 

False alarm. Gong struck one round box number. 

Tuesday, 6th, 1-25 A.M. Box 18. Somerville. 
No. 1 Broadway, Somerville. 

Wednesday, 7th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

Cor. Middlesex and Chapman sts. No damage ; originated on 
fire-alarm box; cause, crossing of wires. 

Wednesday, 7th, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 27 Buckingham st. No damage ; originated in basement ; 
cause, smoky furnace. 

Wednesday, 7th, 7-32 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 214 TO 226 Devonshire st. Owned by Boston University ; loss, 
$2,477 ; insurance, $100,000 ; occupied by J. R. Leeson, as thread im- 
porters ; loss, $64 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by H. M. Howard, as 
woolen merchant; loss, $50; insurance, $4,000; occupied by Holmes 
Electric, as office; loss, $841.06; insurance, $5,000. 

No. 73 Federal st. Owned by John Ritchie; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$22,250; occupied by T. R. Marvin & Son, as printers; loss, $158; 
insurance, $11,500; occupied by J. L. Mcintosh, as printers; loss, 
$73.50; insurance, $7,000; originated on 5th floor; cause, electric 
wires. 



Fire Department. 159 

Wednesday, 7th, 5-27 A.M. Box 47. 

No. 13 Foster's wharf. Owned by Foster's Wharf Corporation; 
loss, $325 ; insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by Fostei-'s Wharf Corporation, 
as storage ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, smelting furnace burning 
through floor. 

Wednesday, 7th, 8-41 P.M. Box 72. 

No. 1048 Washington st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, set by boys. 

Wednesday, 7th, 12-31 A.M. Box 197. 

Moreix st. Owned by T. F. Hennon ; loss, $1,061 ; insurance, 
$3,500 ; unfinished dwelling ; originated in cellar ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 8th, 5-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 251 Dorchester ave. Owned by Boston Ice Company; loss, 
$314.50 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by Boston Ice Company, as office ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, lighted cigar stub in sawdust. 

Thursday, 8th, 10-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 4259 Washington st. No damage ; originated in cellar; cause, 
hot ashes in barrel and rubbish. 

Thursday, 8th, 1-54 A.M. Box 48. 

Cor. Atlantic ave. and Summer st. No damage ; originated on 
1st floor; cause, kerosene oil lanrp. 

Thursday, 8th, 7-35, 7-39 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 523 Tremont st. Owned by J. Stevenson ; loss, $125 ; insur- 
ance, $45,000 ; occupied by E. A. Tessier, as hotel ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$6,000; originated in basement; cause, oveiiieated furnace. 

Remarks. — Second alarm was given by an excited citizen, and was 
needless. 

Thursday, 8th, 10-01 A.M. Box 412. 

Bear No. 28 Norman st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 8lh, 1-58 P.M. Box 631. 

No. 33 New st. Owned by R. F. Hahn; loss, $10; insurance, 
$2,100; occupied by James Pero, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, clothes caught lire from stove. 

Friday, 9th, 12-16 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 250 Hanover st. Owned by W. H. Chesman ; loss, $54 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by B. Lewis, as stationery store ; loss, $165 ; 
insurance, $3,500; originated in basement; cause, gas explosion. 

Remarks. — A man employed by the gas company was in the base- 
ment doing some repairs when the explosion took place and he was 
slightly bui - ned. 

Friday, 9th, 10-41 A.M. Box 129. 

Nos. 3 to 11 W. Seventh st. Owned by Gould & Kirwin; loss, 
$1,809; insurance, $3,000; occupied by Gould & Kirwin, as Boston 
Vinegar Works ; loss, $4,059.75 ; insurance, $5,000 ; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Hoseman L. Scallon, of Engine 1, Ladderman Connell 
and Ladderman J. F. Bird, of Ladder 5, received slight injuries by 
being thrown from a ladder caused by the crotch pole giving Avay. 



160 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, 9th, 5-19 P.M. Box 411. 

No. 84 Chardon ST. Owned byS. D. Hicks; loss, $234; insurance, 
$1,000: occupied by M. Fernald, as carpenter; occupied by J. C. Bur- 
goyne, as carpenter; loss, $135; insurance, $600; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, electric wire. 

Saturday, 10th, 3-30 A.M. Still. 

B. & M. yard, off Rutherford ave. No damage ; originated on 
pile of manure ; cause, spontaneous 

Saturday, 10th, 3-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 188 Western ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause 
cigar stub in sawdust spittoon. 

Saturday, 10th, 5-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 Fay st. Owned by N. Negrini ; occupied by N Negrini, as 
dwelling: loss, $3; insurance, $2,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
overheated gasoline stove. 

Saturday, 10th, 12-17 A.M. Box 26. 

No. 184 Charles st. Owned by M. M. Cunniff; loss, $450; insur- 
ance, $14,363; occupied by Hoberman, Soroky, & Natason, as manu- 
facturers of clothing; loss, $85; insurance, $2,000; occupied by J. J. 
Sullivan, as liquor dealer; loss, $75 ; insurance, $9,000; occupied by D. 
Wasserman, as tailor; loss, $40; insurance, $800; occupied by Standard 
Clothing Company, as goods in process; loss, $913.39 ; insurance, $49,- 
981.12 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 11th, 12-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 149 Court st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
electric wire. 

Sunday, 11th, 1-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 38 Rochester st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause 
unknown. 

Sunday, 11th, 9-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 132 Broadway. Owned by Minot estate ; loss, $5 ; occupied by 
E. F. Moi - se, as butter store ; originated on lower floor; cause, defective 
chimney. 

Sunday, 11th, 4-46 P.M. Box 74. 

No. 3 Pelham st. Owned by D. J. Sullivan; loss, $75, insurance, 
$6,000; occupied by W. H. Lamprey, as dwelling; loss, $135; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, curtain igniting from 
lam jD. 

Sunday, 11th, 6-42 A.M. Box 311. 

No. 47 Kemble ST. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spark from forge. 

Sunday, Uih, 4-25 A.M. Box 629. 
No. 41 Border st. Owned by James Winston ; loss, $73 ; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by George E. Quinn, as bell-hanger; loss, $375; in- 
surance, $900; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 12th, 12-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 33 Fayette sts. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause,, 
rags in the chimney. 



Fire Department. 161 

Monday, 12th, 9-33 P.M. Box 77. 

Albany and Dedham sts. False alarm ; cause, steam mistaken for 
smoke. 

Monday, 12th, 7-09 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 378 West First st. Owned by Phenix Roofing Company ; loss, 
$50 ; occupied by same, as stable ; loss, $60 ; insurance on both, $1,550 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 13th, 7-53 A.M. Still. 

JSTo. 3 Acton st. Owned by H. Niles ; insurance, $3,000 ; occupied 
by C. Gregory, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene oil stove. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 72 Mt. Vernon st. No damage; originated in sub cellar; 
cause, coal bin taking fire from boiler furnace. 

Tuesday, 13th, 5-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Hartford st. No damage ; originated in besement ; cause, 
breaking of gas-pipe. 

Tuesday, 13th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

Providence R.R. Station. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, electric-light wire. 

Tuesday, 13th, 12-34 P.M. Box 13. 

Nos. 279-285 Hanover st. No damage ; originated in basement ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 13th, 3-42 P.M. Box 287. 

No. 72 Munroe ST. Owned by C. F. W. Hanson; loss, $300; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $10; occupied by 
Jas. L. Smith, as dwelling; loss, $76.25; insurance, $1,000; occupied 
by Miss Florence Marshall, as dwelling; loss, $589.60; insurance, 
$1,800; originated on 2d floor; cause, igniting of escaping gas. 

Wednesday, 14th, 6-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 Ashland pl. Owned by A. F. Daniels; occupied by G. S. 
Davis, as lodging-house ; originated in basement ; cause, kindling wood 
in hot air box igniting. 

Wednesday, 14th, 3-43 P.M. Box 112. 

No. 172 Dorchester ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, igniting of a gasoline stove. 

Wednesday, 14th, 4-59 P.M. Box 216. 
No. 1 Ruggles court. Owned by Nathan Gushing ; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by J. J. Cronan, as dwelling; loss, $25; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, clothes coming in contact with stove. 

Wednesday, 14th, 5-58 P.M. Box 247. 
No. 1 Francis st. No damage ; originated in cow barn ; cause un- 
known. 

Thursday, 15th, 2-30 A.M. Still. 
No. 944 Tremont st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
lamp explosion. 



162 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 15th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 1351 Washington st. Owned by M. Williams, estate ; insur- 
ance, $110,000; occupied by G. A. & J. W. Mitten, as provision store; 
loss, $5; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, woodwork 
igniting gas jet. 

Thursday, 15th, 12-22 P.M. Box 92. . Automatic 

Hoosac Tunnel docks. No damage; originated on 2d floor; no 
fire ; false alarm. 

Thursday, 15th, 4-41 P.M. Box 42. 

Nos. 48-50 Wintek ST. No damage ; cause, smoky stove. 

Thursday, 15th, 6-49 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 706 Tremont st. Owned by Arthur Ball; insurance, $8,000; 
occupied by A. Macomber, as lodging-house ; loss, $80 ; insurance, 
$2,250; originated on 3d floor; cause, curtain igniting from gas jet. 

Thursday, 15th, 11-10 P.M. Box 134. 
No. 82 West Eighth st. Needless ; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Friday, 16th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 1882 Dorchester ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, accidental, spontaneous combustion of oiled rags. 

Friday, 16th, 12-12 P.M. Box 9. 

No. 36 Fleet st. Owned by Thomas McCormack ; loss, $60 ; in- 
surance, $28,000 ; occupied by Henry Lesser, as dwelling ; originated 
on 5th floor; cause, explosion of oil stove. 

Friday, 16th, 2-22 P.M. Box 78. 

No. 15 James st. Needless; originated on 2d floor; cause, smoky 
■chimney. 

Friday, 16th, 7-03 P.M. Box 4S4. 

No. 13 Monument ave. Owned by Mrs. W. G. Murray; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by H. W. Kimball, as dwelling; loss, $31.40; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, dropping lighted match. 

Saturday, 17th, 10-28 A.M. Still. 

No. 228 Broadway. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
igniting of gasoline heater. 

Saturday, 17th, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
Electric car. No damage; originated under car floor; cause, 
floAving out of fuse. 

Saturday, 17th, 7-31 A.M. Box 37. 
No. 17 Chardon st. No damage ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
heat from Japan oven. 

Saturday, 17th, 4-32 P.M. Box 39. 
No. 20 Merrimac st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
burning up rubbish. 

Sunday 18th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 40 Ellery st. No damage. 



Fire Department. 163 

Sunday, 18th, 3-36 P.M. Box 288. 

No. 76 Minden ST. Owned by Henry Dickhaust ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by same, as bake shop ; originated in basement ; 
cause, spontaneous ; bale of rags next to fiunace. 

Sunday, 18th, 2-05 P.M. Box 429. 

Boston & Maine R.R. yard, off Chelsea bridge. Owned by 
C. A. & C. R.R. ; loss, $150 ; insurance, $450 ; occupied by same, as 
freight car; originated in freight car. 

Monday, 19th, 7-20 P.M. Box 93. Automatic. 

Pier 6, Hoosac Tunnel dock. No damage; originated in bale 
of cotton ; cause, spark from engine. 

Monday, 19th, 8-58, 9-07, 2d alarm, P.M. Box 121. 

Granite, near Richards sts. Owned by Lewis, Flanders, & Co. ; 
loss, $10,991 ; insurance, $13,700 ; occupied by same, as stable, harness 
shop, wheelwright, blacksmith, and wagon shop; loss, $24,810.24; in- 
surance, $25,695 ; originated on 1st floor near run ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Mr. James Lawrence, an employee, lost his life in 
attempting to rescue horses from the stable ; Capt. C. P. Smith, of 
Engine 15, thumb sprained at fire ; Hoseman J. H. Mullen, Engine 
15, arms strained at fire; Hoseman J. A. Noonan, Engine 15, injured; 
Ladderman J. W. Murphy, of Ladder 5, back sprained; Ladderman 
J. W. Bird, of Ladder 5, arm and hand bruised by fall ; Ladderman 
M. Norton, Ladder 5, groin injured by a fall ; twenty-three horses 
"were burnt, and five killed after being removed from fire. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-50 A.M. Still. 

Corner Depot sq. and Call st. No damage; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, smoke from stove-pipe. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 460 Bremen st. Owned by Mrs. C. Pfeffer; loss, $10; insur- 
ance. $500 ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, in- 
cendiary. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-07 P.M. Box 13. 
False alarm. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-02 P.M. Box 28. 

No. 80 North st. Owned by W. D. Smith; loss, $700; insurance 
$4,000; occupied by George Brown, as mattress-maker; loss, $600; 
insurance, $700 ; occupied by Andrews & Sharkey, as carpenter shop ; 
loss, $20 ; insurance, $400; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 20th, 7-33 P.M. Box 87. 

No. 26 Windsor st. Owned by John P. Ryan; loss, $77; insur- 
ance, $3,000 ; occupied by Bridget Ryan, as dwelling ; insurance, 
$2,000; originated in basement; cause, breaking of a kerosene lamp. 

Tuesday, 20th, 9-14 P.M. Box 91. 

No. 107 Falmouth st. Owned by W. R. Fletcher ; insurance, 
$10,000 ; occupied by S. Newton, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, lighted match thrown on table 
•cloth. 



164 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 20th, 2-46, 2-53, 2d alarm, 3-03, 3d alarm, A.M. 

Box 451. 
No. 143 Medford st., Wilde's wharf. Owned by B. F. Wilde & 
Co.; loss, $5,210 ; insm'ance, §5,500; occupied by same, as coal and 
wood shed ; loss, $5,857.84 ; insurance, $13,200 ; owned by Amos Stone ; 
loss, $432 ; insurance, $2,700 ; occupied by E. P. Cheney, as machine 
shop ; loss, $3,752.09 ; insurance, $3,000 ; owned by Orpin Bros. ; 
loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $30,500 ; occupied by same, as dry-house ; 
loss, $136; insurance, $27,750; occupied by Palmer, Parker, & Co., as 
lumber ; loss, $585 ; insurance, $55,500 ; originated in Wilde's engine- 
room; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-25 A.M. Still. 
Rear No. 208 West Fourth st. No damage; originated in yard; 
cause, burned by occupant. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 317 Sumner st. Owned by Mary Fitzpatrick ; loss, $45; insur- 
ance, $160; occupied by Sam Kee, as laundry; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, defective stove-piping. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-51 A.M. Still. 
No. 45 Lowell st. Owned by R Levy ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$4,500 ; occupied by Congregational Russian Church, as Hebrew 
church; originated on 2d floor; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 21st, 11-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 36 Everett st. Owned by Mrs. M. E. White ; loss, $8 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by J. W. White, as dwelling ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
originated on 2d floor in closet; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 21st, 8-54 P.M. Still. 
No. 26 Cazenove st. Owned by L. H.Brown; loss, $262; insur- 
ance, $15,000 ; occupied by C. Burke, as dwelling; loss, $600; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of kerosene oil 
lamp. 

Wednesday, 21st, 9-42 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 93 Albany st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
plumber's stove. 

Wednesday, 21st, 4-37 P.M. Box 482. 
No. 42 Chapman st. Owned by P. J. Donovan ; insurance, $2,000 ; 
occupied by Jas. McCormack, as dwelling; loss, $20; insui-ance, 
$2,000 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 2-10 A.M. Still. 
No. 18 Savoy st. Owned by M. E. Crawford ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by James Rice, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; originated on 
shed; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 7-05 A.M. Still. 
No. 254 Bennington st. Owned by D. Simpson; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by M. F. Trask, as periodical store ; loss, $5 ; 
originated on awning ; cause, supposed careless use of cigar stub. 

Thursday, 22d, 6-29 P.M. Still. 
No. 150A Tremont st. No damage ; originated on awning ; cause, 
match thrown on awning. 



Fire Department. 165 

Thursday, 22d, 9 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 63 TO 67 Wendell st. No damage ; originated in basement ; 
cause, smoke from furnace. 

Thursday, 2 2d, 4-27 P.M. Box 24. 

Rear No. 12 North Russell st. No damage; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, boys and matches. 

Thursday, 22d, 2-09 A.M. Box 62. 

Nos. 30 and 32 Church st. Owned by Matthew Dolan ; loss, $725 ; 
insurance, 86,500 ; occupied by S. Burney, as dwelling; originated in 
basement ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 22d, 3-29 A.M. Box 612. 

No. 7 Jeffries st. Owned by John J. Dowd; occupied by same, as 
fish-house ; originated in smoke-house ; cause, needless, smoking fish. 

Thursday, 22d, 3-62 P.M. Box 638. 

Border st. Owned by Boston Tow Boat Company ; loss, $60 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by same, as coal-digger ; originated on 3d 
floor; cause, sparks from engine. 

Friday, 23d, 9-10 A.M. Still. 

No. 18 Parkman st. No damage ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, 
ignition of escaping gas. 

Friday, 23d, 3 P. M. Still. 

Nos. 381 to 385 Neponset ave. No damage ; originated in chimney ; 
cause, accidental, soot taking fire. 

Friday, 23d, 12-41 A.M. Box 23. 

No. 16 Cambridge st. Owned by W.J. Irvin ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $11,000; occupied by Mrs. J. F. Sanborn, as dwelling; origi- 
inated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 

Friday, 23d, 5-30 P.M. Box 461. 

No. 515 Rutherford ave. No damage; originated in chimney; 
cause, chimney fire. 

Saturday, 24th, 4 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Broom pl. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
kiln built on floor. 

Saturday, 24th, 11-33 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 Harris ave. Owned by Robert Seaver; insurance, $3,500; 
occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $35; insurance, $1,500; originated 
on 2d floor; cause, careless dropping of lighted match. 

Saturday, 24th, 7-35 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 141 Hampden st. No damage ; originated in pile of 
rubbish; cause unknown, 

Saturday, 24th, 8-26 P.M. Box 85. 
Nos. 357-359 Tremont st. Owned by Lowell heirs ; loss $250 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by E. Wermouth, as lodging-house ; loss, $74 ; 
insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 4th floor; cause unknown. 



166 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-25 M.M. Box 122. 

No. 246 Dokchester ST. No damage ; originated on 1st floor; cause,. 
breaking of hanging lamp. 

Sunday, 25th, 6-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 477 Washington st. No damage; cause, smoky chimney. 

Sunday, 25th, 8-20 P.M. Box 54. 
Beach st. Cause, bursting of water main. 

Sunday, 25th, 3-44 A.M Box 62. 

No. 20 Carver st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
hot ashes in wooden box. 

Monday, 26th, 4-3S P.M. Still. 
No. 3892 Washington st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; 
cause, soot taking fire. 

Monday, 26th, 4-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 92 Charlestown st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 26th, 6-08 P.M. Still. 

No. 6 Taber st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, 
soot taking fire. 

Monday, 26th, 3-19 P.M. Box 142. 

No. 389 West Second st. Needless ; cause, smoke from burning 
meat. 

Tuesday, ^27th, 8-25 A.M. Still 

No. 30 Clarence st. Owned by E. E. Richards Real Estate Com- 
pany ; loss, $6 ; insurance, $3,500 : occupied by Mary A. McFarland, as 
tenement-house; loss, $15; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed 
kindling fire with kerosene oil. 

Remarks. — Mrs. Mary A. McFarland, age eighty-four, residing in 
the house, was burned to death, by her clothing taking fire. 

Tuesday, 27th, 9-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 600 Atlantic ave. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
smoky lantern on bales of wool. 

Tuesday, 27th, 12-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 569 Bennington st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ;. 
cause, oil stove catching fire. 

Tuesday, 27th, 10-21 P.M. Box 16. 

No. 109 State st. Owned by Rose Saltonstall ; loss, $327 ; insur- 
ance, $25,000 ; occupied by Western Union, as telegraph-office ; origi- 
nated in cable-house ; cause, electric wire. 

Tuesday, 27th, 7-41 A.M. Box 56. 
No. 210 Lincoln st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause,, 
gasoline stove leaking. 



Fire Department. 167 

Tuesday, 27th, 12-31 A.M. Box 125. 

Alger st. Owned by Lincoln & Jewett; loss, $3,402- insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by same, as iron foundry; loss, $852, insurance, 
i ; originated on 1st floor; cause, supposed sparks from a furnace. 



Tuesday, 27th, 2-19 P.M. Box 411. 

Nos. 74 and 76 Merrimac st. Owned by Nelson heirs ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occnpied by same, as pawn broker and printing-office ; loss, $40 ; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. Sullivan, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
originated on 2d floor, rear No. 74; caused by some act of drunken 
women. 

Wednesday, 28th, 9-20 A.M. Still. 

N. Y. & N. E. R.R. yard. No damage ; originated in car ; cause un- 
known. 

Wednesday, 28th, 8-42 P.M. Still. 

Forest Hill st. Owned by E. C. R. Walker; loss, $10; occupied 
by J. C. Robinson, as tool-house; originated in tool-house; cause, 
incendiary. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-44 P.M. Box 12. 

Cor. Charlestown & Beverly sts. Owned by E. Doherty; loss, 
$625 ; insurance $2,000 ; occupied by W. Bailey, as rattan worker ; 
loss, $250; insurance $600; occupied by M. McLean, as carpenter; 
loss, $88; insurance $700; occupied by G-. W. Toms, as wood-turner; 
loss, $250 ; insurance $400 ; occupied by C. C. Hodges, as engraver ; 
loss, $87 ; insurance, $100; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 28th, 10 P.M. Box 36. 
No. 249 Washington st. Owned by Ann P. Rogers; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $25,000 ; occupied by Plymouth Rock Pants Co., as clothing 
store; loss, $100; insurance, $2,000; originated in basement; cause, 
electric wire. 

Wednesday, 28th, 6-25 P.M. Box 77. 

Cor. Albany & Malden sts. No damage ; originated on chimney ; 
cause, burning out. 

Wednesday, 28th, 5-38 P.M. Box 136. 

Foot of I. st. Stetson's wharf Owned by Augustus Bellevue ; 
loss, $45 ; occupied by same, as pile-driver ; originated on roof of 
boiler-room ; cause, overheated smoke-stack. 

Wednesday, 28th, 10-44 P.M. Box 415. 

No. 98 Poplar st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, ket- 
tle of fat. 

Wednesday, 28th, 11-29 A.M. Box 431. 

No. 2 Allston st. Owned by C W. Stevens ; loss, $100 ; insurance, 
~L,000; occupied by- D. Callahan, as dwelling; loss, $15; insurance, 
i ; originated on outside of 1st floor : cause, plumber's furnace. 



Thursday, 29th, 3-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Albert St. Owned by Jas. A. Kemp; loss, $63; insurance, 
" " ~ ; unoccupied dwelling ; originated on outside of building ; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 29th, 3-45 P.M. Still. 

Foot of C and Baxter sts. No damage ; originated on fence ; 
cause, set by boys. 



168 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 29th, 4-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 109 State st. No damage ; originated on oth floor ; cause, 
testing wires. 

Thursday, 29th, 5-50 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Southern ave. and Bernard st. Grass fire ; originated on 
ground ; cause, accidental, by sparks from locomotive. 

Thursday, 29th, 7-30 P.M. Still. 

Woods off Allendale st. No damage ; originated in the woods ; 
cause, probably wood-chopper left fire there. 

Thursday, 29th, 10-05 A.M. Box 134. 

No. 233 D ST. Owned by Dennis Dwyer ; loss, $5 ; insurance, $1,000 ; 
occupied by J. T. Cokely, as fish market; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
upsetting of oil stove. 

Thursday, 29th, 2-23 P.M. Box 135. 

Nos. 6 and 8 Linden Pl. Owned by Mrs. Ellen E. Fitch; loss, 
$37; insurance, $1,250; owned by Mrs. Ellen E. Fitch; loss, $92; in- 
surance, $800; occupied by Francis E. Meehan, as dwelling; originated 
in cellar of No. 8 ; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 29th, 6-51 P.M. Box 4S1. 

Fitchburg R.R. yard. Needless alarm ; originated in car ; cause, 
smoke from car. 

Thursday, 29th, 9-22 A.M. Box 511. 

No. 40 Union ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
thawing frozen water-pipes. 

Thursday, 29th, 12-30 P.M. Still. 

Holland st. Rubbish fire ; originated vacant lot ; cause, set by un- 
known parties. 

Friday, 30th, 6-*25 P.M. Still. 

No. 7 Trenton st. Owned by H. B. Crandall ; loss, $66; insurance, 
$:>,000; occupied by E. A. Hannaford, as dwelling; loss, $5; origi- 
nated on second floor ; cause, upsetting of oil lamp. 

Friday, 30th, 11-57 A.M. Still 

No. 71 Cornhill. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
overheated chimney. 

Friday, 30th, 9-58 P.M. Box 225. 

No. 74 George st. Owned by Michael Kelley ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Henry J. Burns, as dwelling ; loss, $40 ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause, kerosene stove setting fire to clothing. 

Friday, 30, 6-30 P.M. Box 857 and 856. 

Chestnut Hill ave. Owned by James Dooling ; insurance, $31,- 
000; occujoied by same, as dwelling; insurance $6,000; originated on 
3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Capt. Dooley, of Ladder 11, had his head cut by falling 
slate. 



Fire Department. 169 



DECEMBER. 

Saturday, 1st, 1-35 A.M. Still. 
No. 26 Piedmont st. Owned by John Casey ; loss, $40 ; insurance, 
$2,800 ; occupied by Abraham Wolf, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, rags in closet. 

Saturday, 1st, 9-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 14 Newcomb st. Owned by John Tine ; loss, $2 ; occupied by 
John Tine, as wood and coal office ; originated on ground floor ; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Saturday, 1st, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 3 Tremont row. Originated under car ; cause, electricity ; no 
damage. 

Saturday, 1st, 8-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 40 Falmouth st. Owned by H. W. Savage, agent ; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by E. G. Root, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated in 
basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 1-55 P.M. Still. 
No. 162 Ruggles st. Originated on the roof; cause, crossing of 
electric wires ; no damage. 

Sunday, 2d, 5-10 P.M. Still. 
Dunlow ST. Originated on vacant lot ; cause, straw set on fire by 
boys ; no damage. 

Sunday, 2d, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 19 Garden st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, defective chim- 
ney ; no damage. 

Simday, 2d, 12-39 P.M. Still. 
No. 9 Leeds st. Owned by Mrs. A. A. Dame ; loss, $15 ; insurance, 
$1,600; occupied by James S. Sweeney, as dwelling; loss, $2; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Sunday, 2d, 3-52 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 18 North SQ. Owned by Lucedo Coppogdi ; loss; $1,083 ; in- 
surance, $8,000 ; occupied by Marianno Di Pera, as banking office ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene oil stove. 

Remarks. — Louis Roma and his daughter, Louisa Roma, who were 
visiting at their friends, were burned to death. 

Sunday, 2d, 3-02 A.M. Box 239- 
Nos. 123 and 125 Roxbury st. Owned by Lyman J. Clark ; loss, 
$168; insurance, $3,500; occupied by Hannah Fitzpatrick, as fancy 
goods ; loss, $25 ; insurance, $3,500 ; occupied by E. S. Locke, as 
grocery store ; loss, $125; insurance, $2,500 ; originated in basement; 
cause unknown. 

Monday, 3d, 6-25 P.M. Still. 
No. 178 Harrison ave. Owned by Hartnett heirs ; loss, $70 ; in- 
surance, $6,000 ; occupied by Dr. J. Dorcey, as dwelling ; loss, $83 ; 
insurance, $4,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective furnace-pipe. 

Monday, 3d, 8-35 P.M. Still. 
No. 42 E. Springfield st. Owned by A. G. Curtis; loss, $141; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by M. McGuinness, as dwelling; loss, $65; 
insurance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, sparks from grate. 



170 City Document No. 12. 

Holiday, 3d, 11-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 880 Broadway. Owned by F. H. Jackson ; loss, $26 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by J. F. Curran, as dwelling ; loss, $25 ; origi- 
nated on first floor ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 3d, 11-04 A.M. Box 221. 

, No. 144 King's terrace, off King st. No. 1, owned Mrs. Mary 
Kilday; loss, $10; insurance, $1,500; No. 3, owned by William Court- 
ney; loss, $10; insurance, $1,000; occupied by M. T. Kenney, as 
dwelling; originated on 3d floor; cause, gasman reparring gas-pipes. 

Remarks. — In responding to this alarm Captain Webber, of Ladder 
Co. 4, was thrown from the truck and injured his leg. 

Monday, 3d, 3-11 P.M. Box 254. 

No. 143 Marcella st. Owned by B. J. Gately ; loss, $3; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by D. J. Byrne, as dwelling; loss, $1; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated in basement; cause, overheated furnace. 

Tuesday, 4th, 5-14 P.M. Box 134. 

No. 75 W. Seventh st. Owned by estate of James Currie; loss, 
$100 ; insurance, $1,600 ; occupied by James and John Currie, as dwell- 
ing ; loss, $50 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, igniting of a kerosene 
stove. 

Remarks. — James and John Currie, occupants, were slightly burned 
about the face and hands while trying to extinguish the fire. 

Tuesday, 4th, 12-24 P.M. Box 275. 
Rear No. 36 Richfield st. Owned by William Joblin; occupied 
by Mrs. J. Neal, as dwelling ; originated in cellar ; cause, sparks from 
furnace setting fire to old mattress. 

Tuesday, 4th, 5-30 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 72 Nashua st. Originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown ; no 
damage. 

Wednesday, 5th, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 23 Crescent pl. Originated on 3d floor; cause, smoky lamp; 
no damage. 

Wednesday, '5th, 6-12 P.M. Still. 

No. 117 Paris st. Originated in basement; cause, dropping kero- 
sene oil lamp ; no damage. 

Wednesday, 5th, 8-3S P.M. Box 529. 
Forest Hills st. Owned by Mrs. E. D. Cheney; loss, $20; occu- 
pied by Mrs. E. D. Cheney, as storehouse; loss, $10; originated in 
outbuilding ; cause, incendiary. 

Tlmrsday, 6th, 8-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 201 Roxburv ST. Originated in chimney ; cause, soot in chim- 
ney ; no damage. 

Thursday, 6th, 10-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 5 North Market st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, matches in pocket of workman's apron. 

Thursday, 6th, 3-46 P.M.. Box 23. Automatic. 
No. 55 Tremont st. Needless ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, acci- 
dental breaking of glass in alarm box. 



Fire Department. 171 

Thursday, 6th, 4-56 P.M. Box 54. 

No. 82 Harrison ave. Owned by Hamlin estate ; loss, $576 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by J. E. Cameron, as lodging-house ; loss, $285 ; 
insurance, $1,500; originated in basement; cause, dropping of kero- 
sene lamp. 

Thursday, 6th, 4-03 P.M. Box 62. 

No. 199 Berkeley st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spark from a forge. 

Thursday, 6th, 10-03 A.M. Box 121. 

No. 114 West Second st. Owned by Joshua Merrill; occupied by 
Louis Chamberlain, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, upsetting of lighted candle. 

Bemarks. — Mrs. Adeline Chamberlain was slightly burned about the 
face and hands trying to extinguish the fire. 

Friday, 7th. 2-54 P.M. Box 238. 

Swett st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, woodwork 
coming in contact with steam-pipe. 

Friday, 7th, 7-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Morton st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
drying wood in oven of stove. 

Friday, 7th, 5-55 P.M. Box 972. 

No. 1133 Washington st. Owned by Henry L. Pierce; loss, $30; 
insurance, $2,000 ; occupied by same, as harness-room; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, dropping lighted match in waste paper. 

Saturday, 8th, 4-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 120 Silver st. No damage; originated in cellar floor; cause, 
boys and matches. 

Saturday, 8th, 2-57 P.M. Box 41. 

Nos. 52 and 56 Arch st. No damage; originated in basement; 
cause, woodwork coming in contact with steam-pipe. 

Saturday, 8th, 3-02 P.M. Box 59. 

No. 302 Federal st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
spark from workman's pipe. 

Saturday, 8th, 6-37 P.M. Still. 

No. 53 Leverett st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
oil stove taking fire. 

Saturday, 8th, 7-20 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 30 Prince st. Owned- by A. Finklestine ; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $4,000 ; occupied by M. Manola, as woodshed ; originated in 
woodshed in yard ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 8th, 8-37 P.M. Still. 

No. 29 Howard st. No damage; originated in chimney; cause, 
building fire in furnace. 

Saturday, 8th, 3-35 P.M. Box 65. Automatic. 
No. 60 Thayer st. False alarm. 



172 City Document No. 12. 

Sunday, 9th, 8-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 5 King st. No damage; originated on 1st floor: cause, boiling 
over oi some sugar. 

Sunday, 9th, 8-33 P.M. Box 248. 

Rogers ave. No damage ; originated on roof ; cause, defective 
funnel. 

Sunday, 9th, 1-05 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 29 Lowell st. Owned by P. A. Gahn ; loss, $136 ; insurance, 
63,000 ; occupied by C. Bassett, as lodger ; loss, $50 ; originated on 4th 
floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Monday, 10th, 2 P.M. Still. 

26 Cross st. Originated on 4th floor ; cause, children playing with 
matches ; no damage. 

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

No. 35 Upton st. Needless ; cause, smoky furnace. 

Monday, 10th, 11-04 A.M. Box 142. 

No. 353 West Second st. Owned by Andrew McCormack ; loss, 
$21; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Walter Morgan, as dwelling; 
originated on cellar floor; cause, boys and matches. 

Bemarks. — Combination Wagon Co. No. 2 collided with a wagon 
loaded with pig iron, while responding to this alarm, injuring Hose- 
man John Enwright and Hoseman M. A. Jones, slightly. 

Monday, 10th, 10-07 A.M. Box 543. 

No. 1 Stratford ave. Owned by Arthur McArthur; insurance, 
.$9,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $35; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, kerosene oil stove and children. 

Tuesday, 11th, 12-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 41 Bristol st. Owned by Blair estate ; loss, $457 ; insurance, 
,500 ; occupied by George C. Hepborn, as bamboo screens ; loss, 
; originated on 4th floor; cause, sparks from stove. 



Tuesday, 11th, 1 P.M. Still. 

No. 630 Bennington st. No damage; originated on second floor; 
cause, breaking of kerosene oil lamp. 

Tuesday 11th, 5-45 P,.M. Still. 

Nos. 153 and 155 Blackstone st. No damage ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Tuesday, 11th, 11-35 P.M. Still. 

Orleans st. No damage ; originated in smoke-stack ; cause, over- 
heated smoke-stack. 

Tuesday, 11th, 3-17 A.M. Box 35. 

No. 101 Tremont st. Owned by Mass. Horticultural Society ; loss, 
$150; insurance, $50,000; occupied by Boston Bar Tender's Mutual 
Benefit Society as dance hall for the time being ; loss, $200 ; insurance, 
$55,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, electric wire setting lire to 
drapery. 



Fire Department. 175 ' 

Tuesday, 11th, 7-07 A.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 180-188 Congress st. Owned by Hamner estate; loss, $8; 
insurance, $30,000; occupied by W. H. Claflin & Co., as paper ware- 
house; insurance, $65,000; originated in basement; cause, steam-pipe 
in contact with woodwork. 

Tuesday, 11th, 6-11 P.M. Box 756. 
Poplar st., Emerson School. False alarm. 

Tuesday, 11th, 4-08 P.M. Box 917. 

No. 1256 Dorchester av. Needless alarm ; cause, smoking chim- 
ney. 

Wednesday, 12th, 9-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 72 Phillips st. Owned by Boston Corporation Land Co. ; loss, 
$20; insurance, $2,000; occupied by Mr. Crawford, as dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Wednesday, 12th, 10-55 A.M. Box 642. 

Rear No. 134 Saratoga st. Owned by Edward Haskin ; loss, 
$194 ; insurance, $300 ; occupied by E. Plimmer, as dwelling ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, rats and matches. 

Thursday, 13th, 3 A.M. Box 44. 

No. 146 Franklin st. Owned by Rogers, Burdett, & Co. ; loss, 
$1,713; insurance, $85,000; occupied by Library Bureau, as work- 
rooms; loss, $S, 489 ; insurance $85,000; oi'iginated on 5th floor ; cause 
unknown. 

Thursday, 13th, 10-11 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 36 and 38 Boylston st. Owned by T. S. G. Hanbeville ; loss, 
$91; insurance, $17,000; occupied by Forest Shoe Co., as boots and 
shoes ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated in basement; cause, defective fur- 
nace-pipe. 

Thursday, 13th, 10-37 P.M. Box 155. 

No. 624 Broadway. Owned by Michael Maloney ; loss, $50 ; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Thos. Lawson, as painter; originated 
in cellar ; cause, incendiary. 

Remarks. — There were two distinct and separate fires, one in the 
front, and one in the rear of the cellar, and kerosene oil was found 
poured over combustible material. 

Thursday, 13th, 6-20 P.M. Box 212. 

No. 25 Chadwick st. Owned by Joseph Ryan heirs ; occupied by 
Thos. Brennan, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
children and matches. 

Friday, 14th, 5-04 P.M. Still. 

No. 23 Wall st. No damage; oi'iginated in basement; cause, 
smoky chimney. 

Friday, 14th, 8-40 P.M. Still. 

Lexington st. No damage; originated under tar kettle; cause, 
set by boys. 

Friday, 14th, 8-55 P.M. Still. 

No. 234 Cabot st. No damage ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, 
smoky chimney. 



174 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 18th, 3-55 A.M. Still. 

Washington, cor. Bowdoin st. Rubbish fire; cause, set to burn 
up. 

Saturday, 15th, 10-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 28 Fuller st. Owned by A. T. Sinclair; loss, $20; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by several parties, as tenements; originated in 
chimney ; cause, accidental ; foul chimney. 

Saturday 15th, 11-37 P.M. Still. 

No. 19 Edgewood ST. Owned by P. Foley ; loss, $29 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. Whitebone, as dwelling; loss, $33; insurance, 
$1,000. 

Saturday, 15th, 1-53 A.M. Box 61. 

No. 303 Tremont st. Owned by Mrs. E. R. James; occupied by 
A. Howe, as periodical store ; loss, $35 ; insurance, $400 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 15th, 10-30 A.M. Box 225. 

No. 88 George st. No damage; oi'iginated in cellar; cause, 
incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 9-46 P.M. Box 639. 

No. 200 Marion st. Owned by S. Bresth ; insurance, $2,000; occu- 
pied by Marks Evarts, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $1,000 ; origi- 
nated on 3d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Sunday, 16th, 2-40 P.M. Still. 

Irvington st. Needless; originated on vacant lot; cause, set by 
boys. 

Monday, 17th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 8-^ Norman st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, oil 
stove taking fire. 

Monday, 17th, 1-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 200 Marion st. No damage ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Monday, 17th, 5-56 P.M. Still. 

No. 14£ Billerica st. Owned by Daniel Shay ; loss, $25 ; insur- 
ance, $3,500 ; occupied by C. F. Clark, as hotel ; originated on 2d floor ; 
cause, spark from stove. 

Monday, 17th, 6-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 132 Charles st. Owned by F. W. Goodwin; occupied by M. 
D. Fabriria, as barber shop ; loss, $50 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
hanging lamp falling to floor. 

Monday, 17th, 7-38 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Cooper and Salem sts. No damage ; originated in wagon ; 
cause, overturned kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 17th, 8-12 P.M. Still. 

Nos. 222 and 224 Ruggles st. Owned by Robert T. Paine; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by Boston Shredded Cereal Food Company, as 
bakery; loss, $50; originated in the basement; cause, gas-light coming 
in contact with wooden racks. 



Fire Department. 175 

Tuesday, 18th, 3-05 P.M. Still. 

Off Canterbury st. Grass-fire ; originuted in low-land ; cause, 
probably set by boys. 

Tuesday, 18th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 15£ Union st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, 
burning soot. 

Tuesday, 18th, 8-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 180 Summer st. No damage ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 18th, 3-10 P.M. Box 539. 

Hyde Park ave. No damage ; originated in pile of railroad 
sleepers ; cause, pi'obably sparks from a locomotive. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 1 Short-st. pl. Owned by Mary Nugent; loss, $10; in- 
surance, $1,600; occupied by Michael Digiacomo, as dwelling; loss, 
$10 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 3-15 P.M. Still. 

No. 147 Tremont st. Owned by Shreve, Crump, & Lowe; loss, 
$29 ; insurance, $50,000 ; occupied by same, as jewelry, etc. ; loss, 
$211 ; insurance, $196,500; originated on 3d floor; cause, careless use 
of matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 5-24, 5-27 P.M. Box 14. 

No. 3 Union wharf. Owned by Emma F. Perkins; loss, $273; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by American Stave & Cooperage Company, 
as cooper shop ; loss, $168 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, igniting of metal varnish. 

Wednesday, 19th, 9-2\ P.M. Box 18. 

No. 34 Hanover st. Owned by J. C. Ropes; insurance, $56,500; 
occupied by H. Wasman, as clothing store ; loss, $200 ; insurance, 
$28,500 ; originated on 1st floor in show window ; cause, gaslight and 
evergreen taking fire. 

Wednesday, 19th, 6-27 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 23 Curve st. Owned by H. L. Marcy; loss, $90; insurance, 
$2,500 ; occupied by J. Roach, as lodging-house ; originated on 4th 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Bemarfcs. — A lady by the name of Mrs. Lane died from suffocation 
at this fire. 

Wednesday, 19th, 8-15 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 64 Warwick st. Owned by Angus Douglass ; loss, $65 ; insur- 
ance, $4,000 ; occupied by A. Ingraham, as dwelling ; loss, $112 ; insur- 
ance, $800 ; originated in basement ; cause, rats and matches. 

Wednesday, 19th, 4-37 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 71 Brighton st. Owned by Cohen Bros ; loss, $3,500 ; occupied 
by W. Wyenburg, as dwelling; loss, $60; insurance, $400; originated 
on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 20th, 9-15 P.M. Still. 

Foot of Orleans st. No damage ; originated on street ; cause, 
light mistaken for fire. 



176 City Document No. 12. 

Thursday, 20th, 6-47 A.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 83-87 Summer st. Owned by Haley estate ; loss, $1,200 ; insur- 
ance, $90,000 ; occupied by Frank Wisner, as umbrella manufacturer ; 
loss, $4,000; insurance, $7,000; occupied by E. Shirnwolf, as clothings 
loss, $350 ; insurance, $11,500 ; originated on 5th floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday. 21st, 5-37 P.M. Still 

No. 68 Hudson st. Owned by John C. Cotton; insurance, $1,500 ; 
occupied by Jas. Kidd, as dwelling; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 21st, 2-45 P.M. Still. 

Washington and Forest Hills sts. No damage ; originated in 
brush wood ; cause, probably, set by boys. 

Friday, 21si, 11-57 P.M. Still. 
No. 55 Hanover st. No damage ; originated on outside of bed, 
cause, electric light " switch board." 

Friday, 21st, 5-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 668 Bennington st. No damage; originated on 1st floor ; 
cause, defective lamp. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 170 Salem st. No damage; originated on 2st floor; cause, 
smoky kerosene lamp. 

Saturday, 22d, 12-44 A.M. Box 91. Automatic. 
Hoosac Tunnel dock. No damage ; false alarm. 

Saturday, 22d, 8-43 P.M. Box 248. 
Rogers ave. No damage ; originated on roof ; cause, sparks from a 
chimney. 

Saturday, 22d, 2-10 P.M. Box 249. 
No. 101 Ward st. Owned by Isaac Cook ; occupied by Hanley & 
Casey, as brewery ; loss, $147 ; insurance, $10,300 ; originated on 2d 
floor ; cause, explosion on malt shute. 

Saturday, 22d, 1-33 A.M. Box 336. 
No. 22 Erie st. Owned by Dr. Farr ; loss, $340 ; insurance, $3,000 ; 
occupied by J. Golden, as dwelling ; loss, $250 ; insurance, $500 ; occu- 
pied by Mrs. Isaac Gregory, as dwelling; loss, $23; insurance, $1,000; 
originated on 3d floor ; cause, overturned lamp, accidental. 

Saturday, 22d, 10-42 A.M. Box 628. 
No. 184 Sumner st. Owned by William P. Kuhn estate ; insurance, 
$7,500; occupied by John C. McGee, as dwelling; loss, $8; insurance, 
; originated on 2d floor ; cause, child and matches. 



Saturday, 2 2d, 1-26 P.M. Box 647. 
No. 146 Condor st. Owned by New England Pottery Works ; loss, 
$10 ; insurance, $9,000 ; occupied by same, as moulding shop ; insur- 
ance, $18,000 ; originated on outside of building ; cause, supposed, set 
by boys. 



Fire .Department. 177 

Sunday, 23d, 5-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 120 Leverett st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
•overheated furnace. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-39 A.M. Box S3. 

No. 798 Tremont st. Owned by A. D. Puffer, Jr. ; loss, $50 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by G. E. Ladd, as crockery store ; loss, $50 ; in- 
surance, $1,000. 

Sunday, 23d, 12-50 P.M. Box 83. 

No. 88 Sawyer st. No damage; originated on roof; cause, sparks 
from chimney. 

Sunday, 23d, 3-57 A.M. Box 245. 

No. 92 Terrace 1 st. Owned by J. W. Kenney; loss, $692; insur- 
ance, $4,300; occupied by same, as stable; loss, $1,150; insurance, 
$4,200 ; originated in hay loft; cause, sparks from a locomotive. 

Monday, 24th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 338 Bennington st. Owned by Daniel J. OTiourke ; insurance, 
$2,200; occupied by Arthur D. Butler, as dwelling; loss, $30; origi- 
nated on second floor ; cause, childi'en and matches. 

Monday, 24th, 1-31 P.M. Still. 

No. 14£ Billerica st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause 
unknown. 

Monday, 24th, 2-18 P.M. Still. 

B. & A. freight yard. Owned by B. & A. R.B,. Company ; loss, 
$6 ; insurance, $100 ; occupied by same, as battery-house ; loss, $8 ; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Monday, 24th, 2-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 58 Chestnut st. No damage; originated in chimney ; cause, 
burning out of chimney. 

Monday, 24th, 11-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 24 Avery st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
soot in smoke-pipe. 

Monday, 24th, 7-14 A.M. Box 139. 

No. 570 East Second st. Owned by John C. Devlin ; loss, $100 ; in- 
surance, $2,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause, 'defective chimney. 

Monday, 24th 9-58 A.M. Box 415. 

No. 28 Auburn stI Owned by P. H. Sisk ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$3,000, occupied by E. Sweeney, as dwelling; originated in L of build- 
ing ; cause, thawing out water-pipe. 

Tuesday, 25th, 5 A.M. Still. 

Opp. 48 Centre st. No damage ; originated in a tree ; cause, electric 
•wires. 

Tuesday, 25th, 6-35 A.M. Still. 

Tremont st. No damage ; originated in electric car. 



178 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, 25th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

Mt. Washington Heights. No fire; cause, boys breaking through 
ice. 

Remarks. — The department was called to rescue boys who had 
broken through the ice while skating. The body of Alexander Wilkin- 
son, a boy nine years old, was recovered by members of the department 
and sent to the morgue. 

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

New England Hospital, Dimock st. No damage; originated 
in a tree ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 25th, 12-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 7 Crossing pl. Owned by A. D. Doherty; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by Patrick Gately, as dwelling; loss, $5; origi- 
nated on 3d floor; cause, candle setting Are to some clothes. 

Tuesday, 25th, 2-55 P.M. Box 65. 

No. 42 Oneida st. No damage ; cause, dropping lighted match 
in waste paper. 

Tuesday, 25th, 3-35 P.M. Box 541. 

Manning's block, Canterbury st. Owned by Mrs. Kate Manning ; 
insurance, $4,500 ; occupied by same, as tenements ; loss, $20 ; origi- 
nated on 2d floor; cause, Christmas candle and children. 

Wednesday, 26th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 11 Mt. Vernon ave. Owned by Mrs. H. E. Turner; insur- 
ance, $2,500; occupied by J. J. Lane, as dwelling; loss, $200; 
insurance, $600; originated on 1st floor; cause, ovorturning of lamp. 

Wednesday, 26th, 6-35 P.M. Still. 

No. 417 Harrison ave. Owned by Madden estate ; insurance, $5,- 
000 ; occupied by George C. Dowling, as dwelling; loss, $10; insur- 
ance, $500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children and matches. 

Thursday, 27th, 11-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 501 Washington st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, electric-light wire. 

Thursday, 27th, 7-05 P.M. Box 19. 

No. 19 Charlestown St. Owned by A. L. Slater ; loss, $6 ; insur- 
ance, $6,000 ; occupied by A. P. Sewall, as spring-bed factory ; loss, 
$98 ; insurance, $4,000 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, mattress too near 
stove. 

Thursday, 27th, 1-05 A.M. Box 15. 

No. 192 Commercial st. Owned by C. U. Cotting, trustee; loss, 
$679 ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by J. J. Goodwin, as restaurant ; 
insurance, $800 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 27th, 5-35 P.M. Box 412. 

No. 203 Portland st. Owned by H. H. Hunnewell; loss, $1,900; 
insurance, $60,000; occupied by Hartford Mattress Company, as sales- 
room; loss, $3,000; insurance, $4,000; occupied by National Casket 
Company, as salesroom ; loss, $2,500; insurance, $10,000; occupied by 
Derby, Kilmer, Co., as salesroom ; loss, $1,019; insurance, $16,000; 



Fire Department. 179 

occupied by W. A. Holmes, as storage; loss, $200; insurance, $13,000; 
occupied by J. W. Scott, as restaurant ; .loss, $60 ; insurance, 
$1,600; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Remarks. — Captain Johnson, thrown from buggy, was slightly hurt. 

Thursday, 27th, 7-32 P.M. Box 546. 

Cass st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, soot on fire 
in chimney. 

Friday, 28th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 230 Athens st. Owned by R. J. Fennelly ; loss, $5 ; occupied 
by Michael Conley, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; oi'iginated on 2d floor ; 
cause unknown. 

Friday, 28th, 4-45 P.M. Still. 

No. 431 Shawmut ave. Owned by J. E. Fitzgerald; loss, $50; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied bj^C. Peters, as dwelling; insurance, $3,000; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, defective flue. 

Friday, 28th, 4-45 A.M. Pox 86. 

No. 24 East Concord st. Owned by A. R. & A. N. Tarbell ; insur- 
ance, $4,000; occupied by J. Harris, as stable; loss, $1,500; insurance, 
$400 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, thawing out of water-pipes. 

Saturday, 29th, 12-55 A.M. Still. 

Near Centre and Belleview sts. Owned by Richard Peters ; 
loss, $20 ; insurance, $100 ; occupied by Daniel Grant, as shoe shop; 
loss, $100 ; insurance, $100; originated on street floor; cause, hot 
ashes in wood barrel. 

Saturday, 29th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 20 Camden st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
thawing out water-pipes. 



Saturday, 29th, 6-46 P.M. Still. 
!T ST. No damage ; originated in 

Saturday, 29th, 7-58 P.M. Box 134. 



No. 41 Perrin ST. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, 
soot taking fire. 



False alarm. 



Saturday, 29th, 12-40 P.M. Box 217. 
No. 80 Rogers ave. Owned by R. Esterbrook ; loss, $500 ; insur- 
ance, $500; occupied by R. J. Munroe, as carpenter; loss, $200. No. 
78 Rogers ave. Owned by A. T. Rogers ; loss, $20 ; insurance, $1,250 ; 
occupied by Charles Enerle, as wheelwright shop ; loss, $300,; origin- 
ated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from forge. 

Remarks. — Seven firemen were injured by the falling of the build- 
ing- 

Saturday, 29th, 10-04 P.M. Box 238. 

Swett st. Owned by W. H. Cobb ; loss, $200 ; insurance, $200 ;: 
occupied by Michael Williams, as stable ; loss, $100 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Saturday, 29th, 10-05 P.M. Box 412. 
No. 41 Billerica st. Owned by Charles Dowers; insurance, 
$3,500; occupied by H. Marcus, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
4th floor; cause, overturning lamp. 



180 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 29th; 3-50 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 73 Brighton st. Owned by 1). O. Breen ; Joss, $200 ; insurance, 
$3,000 ; occupied by Lewis Levin, as dwelling ; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, thawing out of water-pipes. 

Sunday, 30th, 2-55 A.M. Still. 
No. 26 Rochester st. No damage. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-21 A.M. Box 49. 

Nos. 45 to 47 Franklin st. Owned by Simmons estate ; loss, 
$2,994 ; insurance, $142,000 ; occupied by Boston Bank Note Company, 
as printing-office ; loss, $87 ; insurance, $17,000 ; occupied by Everett 
Printing Company, as printing-office; loss, $2,172; insurance, $9,500; 
occupied by Cornhill Printing Company, as printing-office ; loss, $164 ; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by Multiple Press Company, as printing- 
office ; loss, $40 ; insurance, $3,000 : occupied by A. L. Phelps, as office ; 
loss, $75 ; insurance $700 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 7-30 A.M. Box 76. 

No. 669 Tremont st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
hot ashes. 

Sunday, 30th, 9-10 A.M. Box 91. 

No. 29 Gainsborough st. Owned by A. D. Jones; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by Charles Older, as dwelling ; loss*, $25 ; occupied by 
Anna M. Alexander, as dwelling ; loss, $270 ; insurance, $500 ; occu- 
occupied by Mr. Gorham, as dwelling ; loss, $175 ; insurance, $500 ; 
occupied by L. D. Baxter, as dwelling; loss, $142; insurance, $1,500; 
originated in the basement; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Sunday, 30th, 8-40 B.M. Box 122. 

No. 289 Dorchester st. Owned by John Luchini; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Emma Simonds, as dwelling ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
$600; originated on 1st floor; cause, upsetting of lighted lamp. 

Sunday, 30th, 12-17 P.M. Box 186. 

No. 100 Buttonwood ST. Owned by A. McEachron ; loss, $115; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by R. A. Burns, as dwelliug ; loss, $10 ; 
originated on cellar floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 30th, 9-10 A.M. Box 213. 

No. 97 Hampden st. Owned by James Dennis ; loss, $100 ; insur- 
ance, $1,500; occupied by James Dennis, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on second floor ; cause, throwing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 30th, 3-50 P.M. Box 272. 

No. 581 Warren st. Owned by Mrs. Hetty Green ; loss, $61 ; in- 
surance, $6,000; occupied by John Ritchie, Jr., as dwelling; loss, $16; 
insiuance, $5,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated flue. 

Sunday, 30th, 1-23 P.M. Box 423. 

No. 60 Henley st. Owned by Mrs. J. B. McNamara; loss, $59; 
insurance, $8,000; occupied by Mrs. J. B. McNamara, as dwelling; 
loss, $29 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 4th floor ; cause, overheated 
stove. 



Fire Department. 181 

Sunday, 30th, 10-26 P.M. Box 462. 

Rear No. 304 Main st. Owned by Oliver Brown estate ; loss, $375 ; 
insurance, $1,800; occupied by O. G. Fuller, as stable; loss, $213; in- 
surance, $250; occupied by F. O. Fall, as stable ; loss, $250; insurance, 
$500 ; occupied by G. W. Foster, as stable ; loss, $300 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, supposed incendiary. 

Bemarks. — There were five horses burnt at this fire. 

Monday, 31st, 10-13 P.M. Still. 

No. 356 Neponset ave. Originated in basement; cause, thawing 
out pipes ; no damage. 

Monday, 31st, 6-32 P.M. Box 12. 
False alarm. 

Monday, 31st, 10-01 P.M. Box 85. 

No. 386 Tremont st. Owned by B. & A. R.R. Co. ; loss, $14,453 ; in- 
surance, $30,000; occupied by C. Brigham, as dairy; loss, $10,652; 
insurance, $16,000; occupied by Little, Maxwell, & Co., as shoes; loss, 
$35,638; insurance, $60,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, spontaneous 
combustion. 

Bemarks. — The following members of the department were injured 
at this fire: Edward P. Clarke, Ladder 17, cut on the arm by falling 
slate; Alfred Caulfield, Engine 1, overcome by smoke; Cap. Joseph 
Garrity, Lieut. James J. Barrus O'Connor, Hoseman Thomas Fitzgerald, 
and Hoseman Daniel Barrus, of Engine Company 7, burnt about the 
face, by hot air explosion. 

Monday, 31st, 2-04 P.M. Box 126. 

No. 377A. Broadway. Owned by Dr. R. Provan ; loss, $260; in- 
surance, $12,600; occupied by W. H. Purchase, as dwelling; loss, $50; 
occupied by Frank Barnes, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d 
floor, clothes closet; cause, careless use of matches. 

Monday, 31st, 6-13 P.M. Box 412. 

Rear No. 6 Cotting st. Owned by L. Kroll; loss, $170; insui*- 
ance, $2,800 ; unoccupied ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, incendiary. 

Bemarks. — Three separate places were found where fires were set by 
lighted candles. 

Monday, 3 1st, 6-30 P.M. Box 416. 

No. 109 Salem st. Owned by Henry Wyzanski ; loss, $525 ; insur- 
ance, $10,000; No. 107, owned by Mr. Frye ; loss, $100; insurance, 
$11,000 ; occupied by Freedman Bros., as small ware store ; loss, $650 ; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. White, as crockery store; loss, $250; 
insurance, $700 ; originated in basement ; cause unknown. 

Mo?iday, 31st, 2-10 A.M. Box 451. 

Rear No. 121 Medford st. Owned by Orpin Bros. ; loss, $450 ; in- 
surance, $30,500; occupied by Orpin Bros., as storage; loss, $705; 
insurance, $27,750 ; originated on first floor boiler-room ; cause, back- 
draft. 

Monday, 3lst, 7-30 A.M. Box 661. 

Cor. Cowper and Moore sts, Owned by John Westlake ; loss; $67 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by John Westlake, as dwelling; loss, $176 ; 
insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, supposed, children and 
matches. 



182 City Document No. 12. 



JANUARY. 

Tuesday, 1st, 11-58 A.M. Still 
Border st. Owned by Boston Tow Boat Company ; loss, $15 ; in- 
surance, $600 ; occupied t>y same, as office ; loss, $10 ; insurance, $800 ; 
originated on roof; cause, sparks from chimney. 

Tuesday, 1st, 3-05 P.M. Still. 
No. 50 Eutaw st. No damage ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
kerosene oil stove on fire. 

Tuesday, 1st, 3-40 P.M. Still. 
No. 1022 Harrison ave. No damage ; orginated on 3d floor ; cause, 
smoky stove filling house with smoke. 

Tuesday, 1st, 6-07 P.M. Box 52. 

Nos. 116 TO 120 Summer st. Owned by Hyndman estate ; loss, $280 ; 
insurance, $39,000; occupied by Nash & White, as leather findings, 
loss, $1,566; insurance, $10,000; occupied by B. E. Cole & Co., as 
leather store ; loss, $1,000 ; insurance, $1,000 ; originated in basement ; 
cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 8-12 A.M. Box 73. 

No. 2 Milpord st. Owned by T. Lovering; insurance, $4,000; oc- 
cupied by Geo. W. Lowther, as dwelling ; loss, $125 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
originated on 1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 1st, 9-50 A.M. Box 134. 
No. 137 D st. Owned by W. Gleason ; loss, ^20 ; insurance, $2,300 ; 
occupied by Daniel O'Hara, as dwelling; loss, $15; originated on 3d 
floor ; cause, probably spark troni a pipe. 

Tuesday, 1st, 3-20 P. 31. Box 424.\ 
No. 21 Decatur st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
hot pipe laid on matches. 

Wednesday, 2d, 11-58 A.M. Still. 
No. 37£ Decatur st. Owned by F. H. Casey ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by Geo. H. Henry, as dwelling ; originated in cellar ; 
cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 2d, 7-45 P.M. Still. 
No. 7 Lansing st. No damage; originated in cellar; cause, thaw- 
ing out water-pipes. 

Wednesday, 2d, 5-54 A.M. Box 41. 
No. 7 Water st. No damage; originated in basement: cause, 
igniting of kettle of fat. 

Wednesday, 2d, 6-59 P.M. Box 41. 
No. 22 Milk st. Owned by Eldridge estate ; loss, $255 ; insurance, 
$17,500; occupied by William C. Sadlier, as bookbinder; loss, $222 ; 
insurance, $1,300 ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday 2d, 7-52 A.M. Box 252. 
No. 2826 Washington st. Owned by W. H. Partridge ; loss, $110 ; 
insurance, $10,000; unoccupied; originated on 2d floor; cause, mice 
and matches. 



Fire Department. 183 

Thursday, 3d, 1-40 P.M. Still. 

No. 18 North Bennett st. Owned by F. O. Vegelahan ; loss, $15 ; 
insurance, $5,000 ; occupied by Rovoco Rovosi, as dwelling ; originated 
on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 3d, 10-05 P.M. Still. 

No. 243 North st. Owned by Hoses Silverman ; loss, $100 ; insur- 
ance, $15,000 ; occupied by James Long, as dwelling; originated on 5th 
floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Thursday, 3rd, 7-31 A.M. Box 143. 

No. 61 Gates st. Owned by Pricillia Lincoln ; loss, $17 ; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Daniel McCarthy, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment floor; cause, thawing water-pipes. 

Thursday, 3d, 6-51 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 1 Leverett ave. Owned by E. Hamber ; loss, $600 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Louis Rosenberg, as dwelling; loss, $10; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, defective chimney. 

Friday, 4th, 4-24 P.M. Still. 

No. 32 St. Germain st. No damage ; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
explosion of gasoline stove. 

Friday, 4th, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 42 Pearl st. Owned by John Kavanaugh ; loss, $55 ; insur- 
ance, $1,200; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $332; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, tipping over of lamp. 

Remarks. — Joseph Parks, a boy nine years old, was injured by collid- 
ing with the District Chief's wagon, while coasting. 

Friday, 4th, 5-57 P.M. Still. 

No. 471 Main st. Owned by Miss Alice E. Driscoll ; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by J. Schwartz, as boots and shoes ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $300 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Friday, 4th, 9-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 13 Wesley st. Owned by P. Pender ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$1,500 ; occupied by James E. Carter, as dwelling; originated in base- 
ment ; cause, kerosene oil lamp igniting ceiling. 

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

Nos. 38 and 40 Tyler st. No damage; originated in basement; 
cause, smoky chimney. 

Friday, 4th, 3-36 P.M. Box 64. 

Nos. 10 and 12 Broadway extension. No damage ; originated in 
basement ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 4th, 10-28 P.M. Box 147. 

No. 492 East Sevenh st. Owned by P. Maguire; insurance,. 
$2,000; occupied by Margaret O'Brien, as dwelling; loss, $5; origi- 
nated rear 1st floor; cause, hanging lamp igniting ceiling. 



184 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, '4th, 8-54 A.M. Box 262. 

No. 32 Valentine st. Owned by L. B. Abbott; loss, $338; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; occupied by Winslovv & Cox, as grocery store ; loss, $68 ; 
insurance, $1,000; occupied by Jacob Lewis, as dwelling; loss,. 
$500 ; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by John F. Canty, as dwelling ; loss, 
$25 ; originated on 2d floor; cause, falling of a lighted kei - osene lamp. 

Friday, 4th, 7-04 P.M. Box 486. 

Boston & Maine R.R. yard. Owned by Canadian Pacific R.R. ; 
loss, $25; occupied by A. H. Weeks & Co., as potato car; originated 
on roof of car; cause, oveiiieated stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 5-30 A.M. Still. 
Opp. 239 Washington st. No damage ; cause, electricity. 

Saturday, 5th, 7-17 A.M. Still. 

No. 9 Trenton st. Owned by H. Biut Crandall ; loss, $5 ; insur- 
ance, $3,000; occupied by J. H. Morrison, as dwelling; originated in 
cellar; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Saturday, 5th, 8-55 A.M. Still. 

No. 2 Groton st. No damage ; originated in basement ; cause, 
overheated stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 5lh, 9-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 610 Atlantic ate. Owned by J. C. Tileston; insurance, 
$52,500; occupied by Denny, Rice, & Co., as wool-house; originated" 
in chimney ; cause, burning of soot in chimney, 

Saturday, 5th, 10-15 A.M. Still. 

No. 361 Warren st. No damage ; originated in cellar ; cause, 
gas leaking from heater taking fire. 

Saturday, 5th, 7-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 57 Gloucester st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; 
cause, burning soot. 

Saturday, 5th, 12-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 4 Grant ave. Owned by Samuel Hane ; loss, $5 ; insurance, 
$5,000 ; occupied by W. J. Graham, as dwelling ; originated on 1st 
floor; cause, thawing of water-pipes. 

Saturday, 5, 1-57 P. 31. Box 24. 

No. 12 Eaton st. Owned by R. Smith ; loss, $67 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by E. Marsters, as dwelling ; loss, $10 ; originated in 
basement ; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Saturday, 5th, 11-46 A.M. Box 357. 

No. 16 Bowdoin ST. Owned by J. J. Costello ; loss, $946; insur- 
ance, $1,000; occupied by same, as stable and billiards; loss, $500; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Saturday, 5th, 9-09 P.M. Box 482. 

No. 126 Rutherford ave. Owned by Mrs. Bridget McAuliff; 
loss, $5; insurance, $1,200; occupied by William Berry, as dwelling; 
originated on 1st floor; cause, tipping over of oil stove. 



Fire Department. 185 

Sunday, 6th, 6 A.M. Still. 

No. 159 Loudon st. Owned by George Mullen ; loss, $40 ; insur- 
ance, $600; occupied by same, as dwelling; originated on 2d floor; 
cause, careless use of kerosene oil stove. 

Sunday, 6th, 6-57 A.M. Still. 

Rear Nos. 95 and 97 Salem st. Owned by D. Burnstein ; loss,. 
$175 ; insurance, $4,000 ; occupied by Romanon [Brothers, as bakery ; 
originated in basement; cause, overheated oven. 

Sunday, 6th, 10-50 A.M. Still. 

No. 1086 Tremont st. Owned by T. H. Foley; loss, $35; insur- 
ance, $6,000; occupied by John Sharkey, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, thawing out water-pipes. 

Sunday, 6th, 1-30 P.M. Still. 

No. 58 Elm st. No damage ; originated on roof ; cause, electric- 
power wire. 

Sunday, 6th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 26 Bennet ave. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
candle setting fire to curtain. 

Sunday, 6th, 8-38 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 61 Harvard st. Owned by Jas. F. Griffin ; loss, $60 ; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by same, as dwelling; loss, $25; originated on 
3d floor; cause, a lighted candle dropped on a bed. 

Sunday, 6lh, 2-21 A.M. Box 218. 

No. 2280 Washington st. Owned by Moses heirs ; insurance, 
$13,000; occupied by Cohen & Finkelstein, as clothing store; loss, 
$700; insurance, $10,000; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 6th, 7-27 P.M. Box 577. 

Poplar st. Owned by Hilma Thermions : loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$3,000; occupied by J. C. Callohill, as dwelling; loss. $51 ; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, lighted candle and Christmas 
tree. 

Monday, 7th, 11-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 107 Beacon st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause 
defective chimney. 

Monday, 7th, 7-50 P.M. Still. 

No. 230 Washington st. No damage; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, smoky furnace. 

Monday, 7th, 8-1,9 P.M. Still. 
No. 1856 Washington st. No fire ; cause, smoke mistaken for fire. 

Monday, 7th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

Opp. No. 22 Centre st. No damage; originated in a tree; cause, 
set on fire by an electric wire. 

Monday, 7th, 11-10 P. M. Still. 

Opp. No. 118 Roxbtjry st. No damage; originated on telegraph 
pole ; cause, set on fire by electric wire. 



186 City Document No. ]2. 

Monday, 7th, 11-12 P.M. Still. 

Cor. Dover st. and Harrison ave. No damage ; originated on 
pole ; cause, defective insulation. 

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

No. 39 Walnut st. Owned by Patrick Lally; loss, $12; insurance, 
$2,500; occupied by John Lally, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 
$1,000 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, children and matches. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 28 Charter st. No damage; originated in chimney; cause, 
open thimble in vacant room. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-28 P.M. Still. 
No. 576 Warren st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 8-24 P.M. Box 93. 
No. 95 Dedham st. Owned by H. Pfaff; loss, $90; insurance, 
$6,000 ; occupied by R. F. Home, as carpenter shop ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 9th, 9-48%A.M. Box 275. 
No. 1 Richfield park. Owned by C. W. Richardson ; loss, $65 ; 
insurance, $2,500 ; occupied by same, as dwelling ; loss, $91 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, child and matches. 

Wednesday, 9th, 7-23 P.M. Box 419. 
Butherford ave. Owned by Metropolitan Sewer Construction 
Company ; loss, $20 ; occupied by same, as engine-house ; originated 
in engine-room ; cause, lamp explosion. 

Thursday, 10th, 9-30 A.M. Still. 
Off India wharf. No damage; originated on board of scow; 
cause, hot ashes. 

Thursday, 10th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 
No. 100 Dorchester St. No damage; originated on cellar floor; 
cause, match thrown among rubbish. 

Thursday, 10th, 3-50 P.M. Still. 
Washington and Dover sts. No damage ; originated in car ; 
cause, defective motor. 

Thursday, 10th, 1 A.M. Box 231. 
No. 2214 Washington ST. Owned by Curtis heirs; loss, $489 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by M. L. Lipson, as pawnbroker's store 
loss, $2,981; insurance, $4,850; occupied by Annie Ott, as dwelling 
loss, $25 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Thursday, 10th, 11-12 P.M. Box 482. 
Rutherford ave. Owned by Metropolitan Construction Company ; 
occupied by Metropolitan Construction Company, as gasoline house; 
loss, $48 ; 'insurance, $6,000; originated in gasoline; cause, dropping 
lighted match. 

Friday, 11th, 12-30 A.M. Still. 
No. S4 Salem st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, hot 
ashes on floor. 



Fire Department. 187 

Friday, 11th, 12-21 A.M. Box 71. 

No. 61 Berkeley st. Owned by E. McCormack; loss, $1,259; 
iasurance, $10,000 ; occupied by H. J. Rapple et al, as dining-room and 
dwelling; loss, $432: insurance, $2,200; originated in basement; cause 
unknown. 

Remarks. — Lieut. W. J. Gaffey, Ladder 13, knee crushed while 
responding to this fire. 

Saturday, 12th, 9-16 A.M. Box 21. 

No. 71 Sudbury st. Owned by A. Wentworth ; occupied by W. P. 
Phillips & Co., as machinists; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion 
of tank. 

Satttrday, 12th, 5-41 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 85 Lowell st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, oil 
lamp falling on floor. 

Saturday, 12th, 5-24 P.M. Box 244. 

No. 577 Washington st. Owned by A. Shuman; insurance, 
$89,000; occupied by M. C. Clark, as hotel; loss, $360; insurance, 
$79,500 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, electric-light wire. 

Sunday, 13th, 12-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 18 West Second st. Owned by Patrick Lally ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Martin Walsh, as dwelling; loss, $25; origi- 
nated on 2d floor ; cause, explosion of a lighted kerosene lamp. 

Sunday, 13th, 8-38 P.M. Box 34. 

No. 35 Hancock st.. Owned by J. F. McNamee; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $12,000; occupied by J. F. McNamee, as dwelling; loss, $34; 
insurance, $2,500. 

Sunday, 13th, 6-51 P.M. Box 481. 

Nos. 18 and 20 Water st. Owned by Van Voohiers ; loss, $35 ; 
insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by J. Chevers, as junk store ; loss, $30 ; 
insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 13th, 8-50 P.M. Box 515. 

No. 93 Brookside ave. Owned by Mary Ward ; insurance, $2,300 ; 
occupied hy Ludwig Rondohl, as dwelling ; loss, $80 ; insurance, $600 ; 
originated on 1st floor in parlor; cause, explosion of lighted kerosene 
lamp. 

Sunday, 13th, 8-44 P.M. Box 618. 

B. & M. freight-house, Marginal st. No damage ; originated 
between houses Nos. 14 and 15 ; cause, sparks from hoisting-engine. 

Monday, 14th, 6-21 A.M. Still. 

No. 447 Bunker Hill st. Owned by E. W. Sweeney; loss, $15; 
insurance, $3,000; occupied by E. W. Sweeney, as dwelling; loss, $10; 
insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor; cause, overheated stove-pipe. 

Monday, 14th, 4-15 P.M. Box 263. Automatic. 
No. 221 Columbus ave. False alarm ; cause, crossing of wires. 

Mbnday, 14th, 4-24 A.M. Box 446. 

Brighton st. No damage ; originated on outside ; cause unknown, 
supposed spontaneous. 



188 City Document No. 12. 

Tuesday, loth, 6-25 P.M. Still. 

North Grove st. No damage; originated on canvas cover on carl; 
cause, spark from tobacco pipe. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 2 Cresent pjl. Owned by L. Zanditon ; loss, $25 ; insurance, 
$7,000; occupied by Max Hurwitz, as dwelling; loss, $50; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 3d floor; cause, curtain coming in contact with 
lighted candle. 

Tuesday, 15th, 8-52 P.M. Still. 

Rear No. 76 Cambridge st. Owned by Cook estate; insurance, 
$2,000 ; occupied by J. J. Connelly, as provision store ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $1,000; originated on rear 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Tuesday, 15th, 9-42 P.M. Still. 

No. 10 India st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
wooden boxes on top of oven. 

Tuesday, 15th, 12-47 P.M. Box 57. 

No. 92 Hudson st. Owned by Thomas Burns ; loss, $45 ; insurance, 
$4,000 ; occupied by Fred Baker, as dwelling ; loss, $15 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, child playing with lighted paper. 

Tuesday, loth, 2-19 A.M. Box 72. 

No. 41 Chapman st. Owned by Mary Jones ; loss, $195 ; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by H. Cohen, as shoe store; loss, $350; insurance, 
$1,250; originated on 1st floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 9-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 12 Yarmouth st. Owned by John Curtin ; loss, $55 ; insurance, 
$5,000; occupied by Al. Kenney, as dwelling; loss, $58; insurance, 
$1,000; originated on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 16th, 10-35 A.M. Still. 

No. 131 Dartmouth st. Owned by P. Hyneman; insurance, $6,000; 
occupied by M. Jackson, as lodging-house ; loss, $85 ; insurance, $1,500 ; 
originated on 3d floor; cause, curtain igniting from gas jet. 

Wednesday, 16th, 9-53 P.M. Still. 

No. 2150 Washington st. No damage; originated in basement; 
cause, defective oven. 

Wednesday, 16th, 2-51 A.M. Box 421. 

Nos. 10 and 12 Chambers st. Owned by T. F. Hunnewell ; loss, 
$847; insurance, $1,750; occupied by G. M. Bodwitch, as blacksmith 
shop; loss, $326; insurance, $1,250; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
caught from boiler. 

Thursday, 17th, 3-25 P.M. Still. 

Hancock SQ. Owned by F. O. Reed & Co ; occupied by same, as 
glove cleaning factory; loss, $20 ; originated on 3d floor; cause, naph- 
tha explosion. 

Remarks. — Annie Dunn and Katie Baker were slightly burned about 
the hands and arms. Katie Baker jumped from the 3d story window, 
and was injured. 



Fire Department. 189 

Thursday, 17th, 2-36 A.M. Box 28. 

No. 83 Fulton st. Owned by Brown heirs; loss, $140; insurance, 
$7,300 ; occupied by Park's Sausage Co., as sausage factory ; loss, $10 ; 
insurance, $1,300 ; occupied by Wm. G. Bell Co., as storage ; loss, $25 ; 
insurance, $24,000; originated on 4th floor; cause, spontaneous com- 
bustion. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Enos, of Engine 8, was hurt in collision with 
Engine No. 4 and Engine 8 hose wagon. 

Thursday, 17th, 12-04, 12-11, 12-22 A.M. Box S3. 

Columbus ave. Owned by West End R.R. Co.; loss, $4,100; in- 
surance, $5,000; occupied by same, as car-shed; loss, $48,318; insur- 
ance, $67,224 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, supposed grounding of a 
trolley wire. 

Remarks. — Hoseman Garland and Engineman F. Swift, of Engine 
Co. 13, were injured by the turning over of engine in responding to this 
alarm. 

Thursday, 17th, 8-59 P.M. Box 139. 

Cor. Dorchester and Dover sts. No fire. 

Thursday, 17th, 5-44 P.M. Box 243. 

No. 43 Linwood ST. Owned by M. W.Fisher; loss, $200; insur- 
ance, $5,000; occupied by F. R. Cole, as dAvelling; loss, $25; insur- 
ance, $200; occupied byE. Morrison, as dwelling; loss, $10; insurance, 

" "i ; originated in basement; cause, rats and matches. 



Thursday, 17th, 7-45 P.M. Box 621. 
No. 197 Maverick st. Owned by Wm. S. Pratt; loss, $657; insur- 
ance, $4,665 ; occupied by same, as whiting factory ; loss, $658 ; in- 
surance, $9,334; originated on 1st floor; cause, explosion lighted 
kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 18th, 2-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 10 Poplar st. No damage ; originated in rear of shed ; cause, 
incendiary. 

Friday, 18th, 9-40 A.M. Still. 
No. 106 Salem st. Owned by W. Farrell ; loss, $10 ; insurance, 
$1,000; occupied by Jacob Weinstein, as crockery store; originated on 
1st floor; cause, overheated stove. 

Friday, 18th, 5-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 151 Commonwealth ave. No damage; originated in chimney; 
cause, burning soot in chimney. 

Friday, 18th, 4-14 A.M. Box 85. 

No. 96 Village st. Needless; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Friday, 18th, 1-15 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 961 Tremont st. No damage ; originated in cellar ; cause, 
ignition of lighted candle in pile of oakum. 

Saturday, 19th, 10-25 A.M. Still. 
No. 19 Brimmer st. No fire ; cause,' trouble with hot-water boiler. 

Saturday, 19th, 4-58 P.M. Still. 
No. 382 Main st. Owned by Hunnewell heirs; loss, $100; insur- 
ance, $5,000 ; occupied by Mrs. T. J. McAuley, as boarding-house ; loss, 
$50 ; originated in basement ; cause, overheated furnace. 



190 City Document No. 12. 

Saturday, 19th, 8-20 P.M. Still. 
No. 130J Broad st. Cause, escaping gas ; no damage. 

Saturday, 19th, 3-50 A.M. Box 413. 
No. 57 Beverly st. Canse, steam mistaken for smoke ; needless. 

Sunday, 20th, 10-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 51 Forest st. Owned by C. P. Smith; loss. $5; occupied by 
C. P. Smith, as shed ; originated in ash barrel ; cause, hot ashes in 
barrel. 

Sunday, 20th, 5 P.M. Still. 

No. 634 E. Sixth st. Originated in cellar and 1st floor; cause, set 
by boys ; no damage. 

Sunday, 20th, 5-08 P.M. Still. 

No. 17 Centre st. Owned by Miss Kate Lucy ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; occupied by Miss Kate Lucy, as dwelling ; loss, $38 ; in- 
sm - ance, $1,000; originated on 2d floor; cause, gas-jet setting curtain 
on tire. 

Sunday, 20th, 7-01 P.M. Still. 

No. 341 Market st. Owned by Michael O'Keefe ; loss, $10 ; insur- 
ance, $2,000; occupied by Thomas O'Keefe, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor ; cause, overturning of kerosene oil stove. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 234 West Fifth st. Originated on cellar floor in partition ; 
cause, rats and matches ; no damage. 

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

No. 6 Dallas pl. Originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated lamp ; 
no damage. 

Sunday, 20th, 8-47 P.M. Still. 

No. 1277 Washington st. Originated in chimney; cause, burning- 
out; no damage. 

Sunday, 20th, 12-01 P.M. Still. 

Cor. West Park and Kilton st. Originated on 1st floor ; cause, 
carelessness in thawing out pipes ; no damage. 

Sunday, 20th, 2-03 P.M. Box 76. 

No. 754 Tremont st. Owned by D. Goodnow; loss, $42; insur- 
ance, $8,000; occupied by J. A. Yates, as dwelling; loss, $70; insur- 
ance, $2,000 ; originated on second floor ; cause, curtain igniting from 
gas jet. 

Monday, 21st, 3-22 A.M. Still. 

No. 15 Harvard pl. Originated on 1st floor; cause unknown ; no 
damage. 

Monday, 21st, 6-25 A.M. Still. 

No. 108 Broadway. Owned by Mrs. Thomas Jeazer; insurance, 
$2,000; occupied by A. J. Way, as cigar store and pool-room; loss, 
$5 ; insurance, $500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, sparks from stove 
igniting curtain. 

Monday, 21st, 7-26 P.M. Still. 

No. 31 Hatwakd pl. Originated on roof; cause, electric-light 
wire ; no damage. 



Fire Department. 191 

Monday, 21st, 7-17, 7-291 A.M. Box 245. 
Decatur ave. Owned by A. Ziegler; loss, $1,960; insurance, 
$9,000; occupied by A. Ziegler, as suspender factory; loss, $12,809 ; 
insurance, $46,000 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause, lighted gas jet com- 
ing in contact with silk loom. 

Monday, 21st, 9-30 P.M. Still. 
No. 59 Dover st. Originated on wooden fence ; cause, electric 
wires ; no damage. 

Tuesday, 22, 3-58 A.M. Box 54. 
No. 210 Lincoln st. Owned by Geo. W. Crocker; loss, $130; in- 
surance, $3,500; occupied by J. Cartoof, as cigar manufacturer ; loss, 
$400; insurance, $1,000; originated on third floor; cause, box used for 
drying cigars. 

Wednesday, 23d, 2-50 P.M. Box 263. Automatic. 
No. 221 Columbus ave. OAvned by Pope Manufacturing Company ; 
insurance, $90,000 ; occupied by Pope Manufacturing Company, as 
wareroom ; loss, $177; insurance, $23,000; originated on 3d floor; 
cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 12-31 P.M. Box 13. 
No. 135 Richmond st. Owned by J. Lavesszo; loss, $15; insur- 
ance, $11,000; occupied by Frank Moratto, as dwelling; originated on 
2d floor; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 23d, 1-24 P.M. Box 87. 
No. 608 Shawmut ave. Owned by F. P. Mayberry; occupied by 
S. Seelenfreund, as stove store. Originated on 1st floor; cause, ignit- 
ing of gasoline stove. 

Wednesday, 23d, 6-36 P.M. Box 122. 
No. 321 Dorchester st. Owned by A. G. Richmond; loss, $50; 
insurance, $8,200; occupied by Herbert Bassett, as dwelling; loss, $5, 
originated on 2d floor; cause, lighted match dropped on lace curtain. 

Wednesday, 23d, 12-26 P.M. Box 454. 

No. 148 High st. Originated on 3d floor; cause unknown; no 
damage. 

Thursday, 24th, 5-43 P.M. Still. 

No. 25 Lambert ave. Originated in the cellar ; cause, masons left 
fire in house where they were at work ; no damage. 

Thursday, 24th, 1-34 P.M. Box 53. 
No. 9 Lowell court. Owned by T. Dacey heirs; loss, $395; in- 
surance, $3,500 ; occupied by John Burns, as dwelling ; loss, $50 ; orig- 
inated on third floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Friday, 25th, 3-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 1317 Washington st. Owned by TV. T. Haskell estate ; loss, 
$1,187 ; insurance, $65,000; occupied by H. TV. Brown et ah, as period- 
ical store and dwelling; loss, $1,650; insurance, $6,000 ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 4-07 A.M. Still. 
No. 110 Dorchester st. Owned by Mrs. Albert Morse ; loss, $47 ; 
insurance, $2,000; occupied by E. E. Morse, as bakery; loss, $22; in- 
surance, $500 ; originated in rear 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 



192 City Document No. 12. 

Friday, 25th, 9-48 A.M. Still. 

No. 308 Meridian st. Originated in basement ; cause, kettle of fat 
on stove ; no damage. 

Friday, 25th, 8-10 P.M. Still. 

No. 615 Centre st. Originated on 1st floor; cause, overheated 
flue ; no damage. 

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

No. 62 Blue Hill ave. Owned by F. W. Kittredge; occupied by 
Albert Andrews, as dwelling; loss, $50; originated on 3d floor; cause, 
sparks from tobacco pipe setting fire to lounge. 

Friday, 25th, 6-37 A.M. Box 129. 

No. 68 C ST. Owned by Thomas Howard ; insurance, 81,000; occu- 
pied by Alexander Anderson, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; originated on 3d 
floor front ; cause, careless use of matches. 

Friday, 25th, 6-35 P.M. Box 215. 

No. 37 Cabot st. Owned by Harry Frank; loss, $175; insurance, 
$800; occupied by William Weir, as dwelling; loss, $200 ; originated 
on 2d floor ; cause unknown. 

Friday, 25th, 10-46 P.M. Box 274. 

No. 321 Blue Hill ave. Originated in cellar ; cause, carelessness 
of workmen leaving fire behind when they left building ; no damage. 

Saturday, 26th, ,6-30 A.M. Still. 

No. 157 Medford st. Originated in chimney; cause, soot in chim- 
ney ; no damage. 

Saturday, 26th, 11-40 A.M. Still. 

No. 31 Holborn ST. Owned by F. A. Galley; loss, $70; insurance, 
$5,500; occupied by F. Calley, as dwelling; loss, $135; insurance, 
$5,000 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, children playing with matches. 

Saturday, 26th, 7-14 P.M. Box 53. 

No. 30 LaGrange st. Owned by Sargent heirs ; insurance, $6,000 ; 
occupied by Philip Arricco, as dwelling; loss, $2; originated on 2d 
floor; cause, explosion of kerosene lamp. 

Remarks. — Angelina Arricco was severely burnt about the body. Her 
daughter Kala, 3 years, and a niece, Concentina Aliota, Si years, were 
fatally burned, and died a few hours afterwards in the hospital. 

Saturday, 26th, 6-56 A.M. Box 192. 

No. 98 Aukland st. Originated on 2d floor ; cause, a light taken 
for fire. 

Saturday, 26th, 9-52 A.M. Box 231. 

Bear No. 18 Eustis st. Owned by Davenport heirs ; loss, $430 ; 
insurance, $4,500; occupied by B. W. Davenport, as wood-worker; 
loss, $200; insurance, $1,375; occupied by M. Farrow, as wood-worker ; 
loss, $500; occupied byL. C. Baker, as wood-worker; loss, $182; insur- 
ance, $2,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, spontaneous combustion. 

Bemarks. — Lieutenant Smith, of Chemical 10, was injured by falling 
from a platform outside of the building, a distance of 18 feet. He was 
carried to the City Hospital where his wounds were dressed,' and was 
afterwards removed to his home. 



Fire Department. 193 

Sunday, 27th, 2-30 A.M. Still 
No. 282 North st. Originated in basement; cause, sawdust on top 
of furnace ; no damage. 

Sunday, 27th, 9 A.M. Still. 

Dover and Washington sts. Originated in car; defective motor ; 
no damage. 

Sunday, 27th, 12-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 1229 Washington st. Owned by Minot heirs ; insurance, 
$7,600 ; occupied by £. C. Sprague, as lodging-house ; loss, $77 ; insur- 
ance, $3,250 ; originated on 3d floor ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 2-43 A.M. Box 13. 
No. 285 Hanover st. Owned by Moses Silverman ; loss, $390 ; in- 
surance, $18,000 ; occupied by Rosen Bros., as clothing store ; insui'ance, 
$4,500 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Sunday, 27th, 6-20 A.M. Still. 
No. 375 Main st. Owned by Henry C. Starks ; loss, $20 ; insur- 
ance, $200 ; occupied by same, as fish store ; loss, $13 ; insurance, $100 ; 
originated on awning ; cause unknown. 

Sunday, 27th, 7-46 P.M. Box 136. 

No. 544 East First st. Owned by Bay State Iron Company ; loss, 
$5; occupied by L. Gordon & Co., as fur skin dressers ; originated on 
1st floor ; cause, sparks from a defective smoke-stack. 

Remarks. — Hoseman W. H. Chapman, Engine 1, back injured by 
upsetting of hose wagon. Hoseman C. E. Whiting, Engine 1, hand and 
wrist sprained by upsetting of hose wagon. Hoseman J. R. Chapman, 
Engine 1, shoulder and both hands sprained by upsetting of hose wagon. 
Captain R. E. Bartlett, Engine 1, injured by slipping from hose wagon, 
striking on his stomach injuring, his groin. Lieutenant E. H. Whitney, 
of Truck 5, slipped on ice and injured his ankle slightly. 

Sunday, 27th, 6-53 P.M. Box 156. 
No. 767 East Fourth st. Owned by Alfred Mitchell ; loss, $5 ; in- 
surance, $3,000 ; occupied by T. H. Knapp, as dwelling ; loss, $5 ; 
insurance, $500; originated on 2d floor front; cause, window curtain 
in contact with gas jet. 

Sunday, 27th, 12-15 P.M. Box 314. 

No. 70 Pearl st. No damage; originated on 2d floor; cause, 
defective thermostat. 

Sunday, 27th, 6-37 A.M. Box 821. 
Cambridge st. Owned by Brookline Gas Company; loss, $200; 
occupied by Electric Light Company, as power-house ; originated in 
basement ; cause, supposed, from a gas jet or electric wire. 

Monday, 28th, 11-15 A.M. Still. 
No. 11 Scotia st. Owned by F. W. Camer; occupied by A. B. 
Shields, as dwelling; loss, $10; originated on second floor; cause, 
children playing with matches. 

Monday, 28th, 7-07 P.M. Still. 
No. 142 Sumner st. Owned by W. P. Wilson; loss, $50; insurance, 
$4,000; occupied by A. Stasio, as dwelling; originated on 3d floor; 
cause, incendiary. 



194 City Document No. 12. 

Monday, 28th, 10-01 P.M. Box 21. 

No. 21 Bowkek st. Needless; no fire ; cause, smoke from 
chimney. 

Remarks. — Chemical Engine No. 1 broke forward axle on the way 
in response to alarm. 

Monday, 28th, 11-06 P.M. Box 45. 

Nos. 21-25 Pearl st. Owned by Leeds estate ; loss, $283 ; insur- 
ance, $40,000; occupied by Frye, Phipps, & Co., as hardware store; 
loss, $250 ; insurance, $52,500 ; originated on 2d floor ; cause, defective 
stove. 

Monday, 28th, 8-48 P.M. Box 47. 

No. 422 Atlantic ave. Owned by Daniel Snow estate ; loss, $373 ; 
insurance, $10,000; occupied by Caswell, Livermore, & Co., as fish 
store; insurance, $65,000; originated on 3d floor; cause unknown. 

Monday, 28th, 8-58 A.M. Box 74. 

No. 1496 Washington st. Owned by W. T. Sullivan; loss, $45; 
insurance, $1,500; occupied by J. Lorquein et als. as fruit store and 
dwelling; loss, $10 ; insurance, $300; originated in basement; cause, 
overheated stove. 

Monday, 28th, 4-45 P.M. Box 218. 

Nos. 2340 and 2342 Washington st. Owned by John Ross ; loss, 
$85 ; insurance, $6,000 ; occupied by Miss Katie E. Nolan, as dining 
saloon; loss, $34; insurance, $1,000; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
explosion of kerosene oil stove. 

Monday, 28th, 7-03 P.M. Box 452. 

No. 302 Medford st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; 
cause, dropping lamp. 

Monday, 29th, 2-20 P.M. Still. 

No. 113 Newbury st. No damage ; originated in chimney ; cause, 
burning out. 

Tuesday, 29th, 10-45 A.M. Still. 

No. 50 Pearl st. No damage; originated on 4th floor; cause, dry- 
ing plastering with sheet-iron furnace. 

Tuesday, 29th, 8-07 P.M. Still. 

No. 86 Massachusetts ave. Owned by N. Matthews, Sr. ; loss, 
$150; insurance, $200,000; occupied by C. M. Clark et al., as periodi- 
cals and dwelling; loss, $271; insurance, $26,300; originated on 1st 
floor ; cause, gauze igniting from gas jet. 

Tuesday, 29th, 10-54 P.M. Box 424. Automatic. 

Nos. 73 TO 75 Haavley st. No damage; originated on 5th floor; 
cause, rats and matches. 

Tuesday, 29th, 6-16 P.M. Box 34. 

No. 3 Ash pl. Owned by Wiseman Marshall; loss, $25; occupied 
by D. W. Baker, as dwelling; loss, $25; insurance, $1,000; originated 
on 3d floor ; cause, curtain taking fire from gas light. 

Tuesday, 29th, 4-19 P.M. Box 125. 
No. 449 Dorchester ave. Needless; cause, smoke mistaken for 
fire. 



Fire Department. 195 

Wednesday, 30th, 12-37 A.M. Box 146. 

Ninth and N sts. Owned by John B. Coolidge ; loss, $300 ; occu- 
pied by same, as storage; loss, $500; originated on 1st floor; cause 
unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 8-46 A.M. Box 17. 

No. 41 Cross st. No damage; originated in basement; cause, 
leather too close to hot stove. 

Wednesday, 30th, 6-51, 7-17 P.M. Box 53. 

Nos. 651-657 Washington st. Owned by Boylston Market Associa- 
tion ; loss, $3,722 ; insurance, $950,000 ; occupied by Freeland, Loomis, 
& Co., as clothing; loss, $6,631; insurance, $275,000; originated on 6th 
floor ; cause unknown. 

Wednesday, 30th, 11-10 P.M. Box 13. 

No. 18 North sq. Needless; originated on 5th floor; cause, drying 
out of new plaster. 

Tliursday, 31st, 6-20 A.M. Still. 

No. 178 M ST. Owned by C. J. Connolly; loss, $14; insurance, 
$1,500; occupied by Mrs. S. E. Mills, as dwelling; insurance, $500; 
originated on 2d floor ; cause, overheated stove. 

Thursday, 31st, 11-31 A.M. Still. 

No. 2149 Washington ST. Owned by R. Winslow heirs ; loss, $123 ; 
insurance, $3,000 ; occupied by Patrick Farrell, as boots and shoes ; loss, 
$916 ; insurance, $2,000 ; originated on 1st floor ; cause, overheated 
stove-pipe. 

Thursday, 31, 5-25 P.M. Still. 

No. 339 Saratoga st. No damage; originated on 1st floor; cause, 
drying of plastering. 

Thursday, 31st, 6 P.M. Box 414. 

No. 7 Spring ST. Owned by H. Farlinski ; loss, $20 ; insurance, 
" f,000; occupied by Benjamin Bloom, as dwelling; loss, 34; insurance, 
~" ; originated on 3d floor; cause, explosion of oil lamp. 



Thursday, 31st, 11-53 P.M. Box 54. 

Nos. 28-40 Beach st. Owned by Boston Land Company; loss, 
$2,253 ; insurance, $10,000 ; occupied by Miller & Whalen, as printers ; 
loss, $1,224; insurance, $5,000; occupied by A. J. Giberson, as brass- 
finisher; loss, $300; insurance, $1,500; occupied by Wm. C. Stahl, as 
confectioner ; loss, $85 ; insurance, $200 ; occupied by Wilkinson & 
Tildman, as electricians; loss, $190; insurance, $1,000 ; occupied by 
Vienna Pressed Yeast Company, as office ; loss, $59 ; insurance, $1,300 ; 
oi - iginated on 3d floor; cause, spontaneous combustion. 



196 City Documen.t No. 12. 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF WIRES. 



To the Board of Fire Commissioners : 

Gentlemen : The following report for the year ending 
January 31, 1895, is hereby respectfully presented: 

As the business of the inspection of wires branch was 
transferred to the new Wire Department, under the law, early 
in August, 1894, together with all the records covering its 
operations while it was under my charge, this report relates 
only to the work done for the operation and maintenance of 
the telegraphic fire-alarm system. 

A new circuit has been built in Charlestown, and circuits 
12, 16, 41, and the telephone circuit, have been entirely 
reconstructed in the same district. All the bells and o-ono-s 
are connected into 16, and the boxes divided between 12 and 
the new circuit, which are for the present connected together 
until the office is established in the new headquarters, at 
which time they will be separated and the new circuit num- 
bered and placed on an independent basis. 

New construction has also been completed in Brighton. 
In this district old circuits 14 and 21, and telephone circuit 
23, have been rebuilt and two new circuits created, one of 
which is designed to connect with boxes, and the other to 
extend the box-gong service to the apparatus-houses. They 
will not be brought into full operation, however, until the 
new office is completed. 

The new construction in Dorchester, which was in prog- 
ress at the time of my last report, has been completed. 
This district is now covered by bell circuit 10, box circuits 
9, 24, 30, and 31, box-gong circuit 38, and telephone circuits 
13 and 19. The tailing line running from the house of En- 
gine No. 16 to an engine house in Milton, has been made 
metallic, the grounded circuit formerly in use not giving 
satisfactory results. 

All the circuits in South Boston, comprising circuits 1 and 
11, box-gong circuit 42, and telephone circuit 5, have been 
re-run in various places, in order to have them entirely pro- 
vided with new wire, and to make them in uniformly good 
condition. 

No. 40 box-gong circuit has been rebuilt, and extensive 
renewals of wire and fixtures, and other repairs made in 
various parts of the city. Routes of circuits have been 
changed, and the transfer of wires from old to new fixtures 



Fire Department. 197 

and poles, and much other routine work, has been in con- 
stant progress during the year. 

Boards equipped with the usual apparatus have been 
placed in the new house at Asbmont, occupied by Combina- 
tion Wagon No. 1, and quarters of Water Tower No. 2 on 
Bristol street. 

A srong; has been connected for service in office of the 
Roxbury Gas Light Company, and another for the West 
End Street Railway Company on Shawmut avenue. The 
telephone service has been further improved by changing 
circuits 7, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, and 25, from series to multiple 
connection, and extended by placing new instruments in 
headquarters and houses of Hook and Ladder Company No. 
5, and Combination Wagon No. 1 at Ashmont. 

Fourteen new signal-boxes have been added to the service 
within the year. Seventeen boxes are now placed on lamp- 
posts and connected with the underground wires. Sixteen 
of this number have been placed during the past season, all 
of them being located in the prescribed district for under- 
ground construction. Eleven of them are equipped with 
telephones, and arrangements are now under consideration 
for supplying the others with similar apparatus at an early 
day. 

One hundred and fifty miles of iron wire, 30 miles cov- 
ered, and 7,500 feet of ten-conductor cable have been run, 
46 new poles set, 110 old poles taken down, 1,130 cross- 
arms put up, 100 extensions attached, 12 fixtures built, and 
40 old fixtures removed, in doing the work herein de- 
scribed. 

The business of putting wires underground in the district 
prescribed by the Commissioner of Wires was not commenced 
until the 28th day of November, but the work was pushed 
forward as rapidly as possible through December, in order 
that it might be practically completed within the time re- 
quired by law. 

Although some work still remained to be done at the 
expiration of the time, January 1, 1895, such progress had 
been made that it required but a few days to lay the remain- 
der of the cable, and all the sections were joined, the circuits 
connected therewith, and the overhead wires taken down by 
the 1st of February. 

Cables of various capacities were used ; the trunk lines 
having 37 or 61 conductors, and branches with 19, and leads 
with 10 conductors were run out at such points as were 
necessary to make the desired connections. Testing stations 
have been established in the houses of Hook and Ladder 
Company No. 17 and Engine Company No. 7. 



198 City Document No. 12. 

At these points the wires have been cut and distributed 
on testing boards in such a manner as to provide convenient 
facilities for testing any part or the whole of the conductors 
when it may become desirable to do so. 

In order to provide for the wires running through Federal 
street, comprising a part of the South Boston and Dorchester 
circuits, it became necessary to carry the underground con- 
struction out of the prescribed district to some extent, and 
a 37-conductor cable was run from the headquarters build- 
ing through Bristol street, Harrison avenue, and Dover street 
to the bridge, crossing the draw by a 40-conductor marine 
cable, and continuing along West Fourth street to Dorches- 
ter avenue, where connections were made with the overhead 
wires of the circuits above mentioned. 

These opei'ations were made doubly difficult by the fact 
that not only was it necessary that the present service should 
be maintained for the old headquarters at the City Hall, but 
the cables should be laid with reference to their ultimate use 
when the new office is established on Bristol street. Many 
changes in the present connections will then become neces- 
sary, and the conductors now in use for circuits running 
southerly from City Hall will be utilized for the North and 
West Ends, Charlestown, and East Boston, and many cir- 
cuits now occupying these cables will be otherwise pi'ovided 
for. 

Sixteen thousand two hundred and seventy-eight and a 
quarter feet of cable, containing 593,396 feet of conductors 
have been laid since the work commenced in November. 

The total length of cables now underground is 26,337f 
feet. 

Of this amount 22,491§ feet are laid in ducts of the New 
England Telephone Company, and the remainder, 3,84(3 
feet, in ducts constructed and owned by this department, of 
which about 1,500 feet have been built in the past year. The 
total length of conductors in these cables is 228J miles, or, 
to be more exact, 1,207,025^ feet. 

The most serious damage to the underground service dur- 
ing the past year was caused by the heavy snow which fell 
on the 6th of November. A high-tension current was carried 
into the cable by contact with an overhead wire, Avhich re- 
sulted in burning out its conductors on Harrison avenue in 
the vicinity of Oak street, to such an extent that it became 
necessary to lay a new section between the manholes at that 
point, as it was impossible to make satisfactory repairs to 
the damaged wires. A recurrence of similar accidents to the 
cable conductors will be liable as long as the double system 
of overhead and underground service shall be maintained, 



Fire Department. 199 

for, although the underground wires are provided with fusi- 
ble protectors at each end, it will be possible under certain 
conditions for high-tension, and therefore dangerous currents, 
to enter and do harm to the wires before the fusible wires 
are affected by them. 

In view of this fact it is manifestly clear that the entire 
system should be put underground as soon as circumstances 
will allow the work to be done. 

In this connection I desire to thank the Commissioner of 
Wires for assistance rendered, and the uniform courtesy 
which he has extended to me in all matters pertaining to the 
business of underground construction. 

The rooms assigned for the new office are nearly ready for 
the apparatus to be put in and connected for service. The 
woodwork in the operating-room is fast approaching com- 
pletion, and the work in the dynamo-room is so far accom- 
plished that the motor-generators and necessary appliances 
for their use will soon be placed in position. The work of 
setting up and connecting the apparatus in the operating- 
room will be necessarily a slow process, and it will require 
many days to have everything in working order. 

Operations in this direction will be commenced immedi- 
ately, and I see no reason to doubt that the new office will 
be completed and installed for service before the coming 
summer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. S. Flanders, 

Superintendent. 

FIRE-ALARM BRANCH. 

The force employed is as follows : 

Superintendent. 
Brown S. Flanders. 

. Assistant Superintendent. 
Cyrus A. George. 

Operators. 

Charles M. Chaplin, James L. Gethins, 

UzzrEL Putnam, Richard Donahue, 

James L. Crowley, Jona. M. Morris. 

Assistant Operators. 
John B. Jeffers, John Flavell. 



200 City Document No. 12. 

Batteryman. 
C. J. M ALONE Y. 

Foreman of Construction. 
Hiram W. Cherrington. 

Repairers. 

G. J. H. Gutermuth, E. M. Illingworth, 

Wm. H. Barker, Jerry Hurley, 

Granville S. Mendell, David Isaacs, 
Issachar Wells, Daniel F. McCarty, 

Peter M. Kendrick. 

Care of Clocks. 
Wm. J. Reagan. 

A constant watch is kept at the headquarters, City Hall, 
night and day, by the operators. Each set of operators have 
assigned to them certain hours of duty, during which time 
they are responsible for the correct working of the apparatus 
in giving alarms, and all testing of the circuits and other de- 
tails pertaining to the service. No operator is permitted to 
sleep during his watch, unless expressly relieved by some 
one else, and by consent of the Superintendent. 

Each operator is accountable to the Superintendent for 
any mistakes that may occur at the office during his hours 
of duty. 

An accurate account is kept of the time of giving each 
alarm, and of the station from which it originates, and all 
other necessary information. 

There are 568 fire-alarm boxes now in service. 

The following boxes are private property : 38 duplicate, 
115, 149, 152, 227, 228, 244, 271, 279, 281, 283, 299, 422, 
442, 443, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 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, 741, 742, 743, 744, 745, 746, 766, 778, 779, 789, 791, 
792, 793, 794, 795, 796, 797, 799, 816, 838, 842, 919, 927, 
974. 

Stock and Fixtures. 

Magnetic fire-alarm apparatus, the whole cost of which is 
about $171,000. Working lines of wire, about 715 miles; 
signal-boxes in use, 568 ; striking-machines, 23 ; gongs, 132 ; 
box-gongs, 72 ; tappers, 10 ; vibrators, 4 ; local registers in 
department houses, 44 ; one electric watch-clock ; two re- 



Fire Department. 201 

peating machines for striking signals ; relays in use, 74 ; 
eighteen-pen registers, 2; chime-bells, 10: other bells in 
use, 7 ; telegraph keys in use, 36 ; main circuit annuncia- 
tors, 2 ; local ditto, 2 ; fuse-boards, 2 ; telephones in use, 
95 ; 2 switch-boards ; 46 galvanometers ; 2 volt meters ; 1 
mil-am-meter ; 1 rheostat ; 1 fire apparatus covering map ; 
2 portable rheotropes ; 1 typewriter ; 1 copying press ; 1 
safe ; 1 chronometer ; 1 telephone switch-board at head- 
quarters ; 1 set telegraphic apparatus in Superintendent's 
house ; 9 sets telegraphic apparatus in assistants' houses ; 
1,856 battery-cups in use at central office; 50 cups dry bat- 
tery 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 ; 21 spare battery- 
cups ; 50 spare porous cups ; 114 spare battery-cups at shop ; 
900 lbs. sulphate of copper ; 300 lbs. zinc ; brackets, wire, 
insulators, etc., office furniture, bedsteads, bedding, and 
sundry other articles. 

Alarm Bells. 
The Fire-Alarm Telegraph is connected with the follow- 
ing bells : 

Adams School-house, Sumner street, East Boston, steel, 

2,995 lbs., owned by city. 
Bunker Hill School-house, Charlestown, 2,009 lbs., owned 

by city. 
Chapman School-house, Eutaw street, East Boston, steel, 

3, 109 J lbs., owned by city. 
Chemical Engine-house No. 4, West Roxbury, owned by 

city, weight 1,059 lbs. 
City Hall, Charlestown, composition, 3,600 lbs., owned by 

Engine-house No. 16, Temple street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 4,149 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 17, Meeting-House Hill, Dorchester, com- 
position, 4,000 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 18, Harvard street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,184 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 19, Mattapan, Dorchester, composition, 
2,927 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 20, Walnut street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,061 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 21, Boston street, Dorchester, composi- 
tion, 3,026 lbs., owned by city. 

Engine-house No. 28, West Roxbury, composition, 4,000 
lbs., owned by city. 



202 City Docibient No. 12. 

Engine-house No. 29, Brighton, steel, 1,535 lbs., owned by 
city. 

Engine-house No. 30, West Eoxbury, 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 School-house, East Boston, composition, 
2,470 lbs., owned by city. 

Saratoga-street M. E. Church, East Boston, steel, 1,968 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 : 

Fire-Alarm Repair-shop, bell formerly used on Phillips 
School-house, composition, 900 lbs, ; bell formerly used 
on house of Chemical Engine 5 ; one composition, 400 
lbs., formerly used on house of Chemical Engine No. 4; 
one composition, 400 lbs., formerly used on house of 
Chemical Engine No. 6 ; and two small bells from other 
locations. 

Engine-house No. 1, Dorchester street, South Boston, com- 
position, 800 lbs. 

Engine-house No. 2, composition, 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. 

Quincy School-house, Tyler street, composition, 2,941 lbs. 

Smith-street School-house, Highlands, composition, 4,083 
lbs. 

Ticknor School-house, Dorchester street, Washington Vil- 
lage, steel, 2,995 lbs. 



Fire Department. 203 

Trinity Church, Trenton street, East Boston, composition, 
1,760 lbs. Formerly used on Castle-street Church. 

Van JSTostrand's Brewery, Charlestown, composition, 818 
lbs. Formerly used on Boylston School-house. 

Wells School-house, Blossom street, composition, 1,675 lbs. 

Public Clocks. 

The following public clocks, 40 in number, are taken care 
of by the Fire Department. 

City Proper. 

Arlington-street Ch urch . 

Charles-street Church. 

Christ Church, Salem street, owned by city. 

Commercial Wharf. 

Lynde-street Church. 

Odd Fellows Hall, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Old South Church, owned by city. 

Old State-House, owned by city. 

Park-street Church. 

Suffolk County Jail, owned by city. 

St. Stephen's Church, Clark street, owned by city. 

Shawmut-avenue Church. 

Tremont M. E. Church, owned by city. 

Young Men's Christian Union, owned by city. 

South Boston. 

Bigelow School -house, owned by city. 

Gaston School-house, owned by city. 

Lincoln School-house, owned by city. 

Phillips Church, owned by city. 

St. Augustine Church, Dorchester street, owned by city. 

Ticknor School-house, Washington Village, owned by city. 

East Boston. 

Central Square Church. 
London-street Church, owned by city. 
Lyceum Hall, owned by city. 
Trinity Church, owned by city. 
Orient Heights Church, owned by city. 

Boston Highlands. 

Winthrop-street Church, owned by city. 

West End stables, Tremont street, owned by city. 

Roxbury High School, owned by city. 



204 City Document No. 12. 

Dorchester. 

Baker Memorial (Upham's Corner), owned by city. 
Neponset Church. 

Tileston School (Mattapan), owned by city. 
Unitarian Church (Milton Lower Mills). 

Charleslown. 

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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