Gloucester, MA Stable Fire, Oct 1885
At Gloucester--An Incendiary Caught.
GLOUCESTER, Mass., Oct. 12--A stable on Pine street belonging to Bennett Griffin & Son, lumber dealers, was destroyed by fire at half past three o'clock this morning, together with all contents including seven horses, a number of carriages, a large quantity of hay, etc. Loss $5000, insured for $2800. This firm have suffered loss by three incendiary fires during the past two years. John Livingston, a driver in their employ until within a fortnight, was arrested upon suspension while the fire was in progress, and has confessed to setting it and the others.
Livingstone was arraigned in the Police Court, plead guilty to setting the fires, and was held in bonds of $35,000 to await the action of the Grand Jury.
Boston Journal, Boston, MA 12 Oct 1885