Issue 19 and Volume 33.

FIRE LOSS IN APRIL. The fire loss in April was heavy—only a little less than that of the corresponding month in 1901 and considerably over that of April, 1900. The accompanying figures show in tabulated form the losses for the first four months during the last three years: During April there were 232 fires, the loss at which was not less than $10,000, classified as follows: Ten thousand dollars to $20,000, eighty-six; $20,000 to $30,000, forty-five; $30,000 to $50,000. thirty-one; $50,000 to $75,000, thirty; $75,000 to $100,000, fifteen; $100,000 to $200,000, fifteen; $200,000 to $800,000, ten —total, 232. The most destructive fires were as under: Beaumont, Tex., oil well property and tanks, $800,000; Columbus. Ohio, business block, $441,000; Chicago, Ill., business block, $500,000; and salt works and dock property. $475,000; La Crosse, Wis., department store and other, $473,000; Milwaukee, Wis., machinery plant, $290,000; Fairbury, Neb., business portion.

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