Issue 19 and Volume 37.

APRIL FIRE LOSS. The April fire loss in the United States and Canada was comparatively light, although, if the $12,500,000 loss at Toronto is deducted from the total $23,623 of the same month last year, this year’s amount exceeds, that by nearly $800,000. The following table gives the losses for the first four months of 1903, 1904, 1905: The average loss for the first four months of this year somewhat exceeds $17,146,462—an average, which, if maintained throughout the year, will bring the loss for 1905 up to nearly $206,000,000. Of fires at which the loss was $10,000 or upwards there were 273, the damage at the (two in number) worst of which did not exceed $280,000. Of fires from $10,000 to $20,000 there were 120; from $20,000 to $30,000, fiftyfour; from $30,000 to $50,000, thirty-seven; from $50,000 to $75,000, twenty-eight; from $75,000 to $100,000, twelve; from $100,000 to $200,000, thirteen;…

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