Issue 24 and Volume 35.

MAY FIRE LOSS. The fire loss in May, 1904, was less than that of the corresponding month in 1903, but more than that of May, 1902, while the total fire loss for the first five months of this year is far and away ahead of that up to the May of 1902 or 1903. This is shown in the following table: During the past month there were ten fires at which the loss was excessive. These were as follows: Yazoo City, Miss., business portion of town, $1,800,000; Fort Williams, Ont., grain elevator, $485,000; Jersey City. N. J., railroad piers and other, $425,000; Montgomery, Ala., cotton compress, $380,000; New Orleans, La., saddlery factory and other, $350,000; Portland. Ore., lumber mill and other, $316,000; New York city, flour mill, $290,000; Los Angeles, Cal., meat packing plant, $257,000; La Follette. Tenn., business portion of town, $200,000; Chicago, Ill., soap works, $200,000. The classification…

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