Issue 8 and Volume 1885 15.

TOPICS OF THE DAY THE statistics show that, on an average, one and a half hotels are burned in this country every day. In November, when the summer hotels were being prepared for the winter, the average ran up to one and three-quarters per day. It is safe to say that the insurance companies paid for every one of them their full value, if not more. ANY fireman visiting New Orleans during the Exposition who will favor our correspondent, W. E. Dodsworth, with a call, will receive courtesies that will be of service to strangers in a strange city. Mr. Dodsworth is a resident of New Orleans, familiar with the city and all its peculiarities, and will be pleased to see visitors from the North. He may be found at the office of the Crescent Fire Insurance Company. A PARAGRAPH is going the rounds to the effect that an Eastern…

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