Issue 7 and Volume 38.

JULY FIRE LOSS. As will be seen front the accompanying table, the fire loss for last July was the highest in three years, and the total for the first seven months of 1905 also reached a very high figure: The number of fires in July at which the loss was from $10,000 and upwards was 283, as follows: $10,000 to $20,000, 120; $20,000 to $.$30,000, fifty -six; $,30,000 to $50,000, forty-two; $50,000 to $75,000, twenty-six; $75,000 to $100,000. fourteen; $100,000 to $200,000, nineteen; $200,000 to $875.000, six—total. 285. The most destructive fires during the month were the following: Humble, l ex., oil tanks and well rigs. $875,000; Allentown, Pa., provision plant, $400.000; Louisville, Ky., railroad depot, $350,000; Goderich, Out., grain elevator. $230,000; Boston. Mass., lumberyard and other, $200,000: Goldfields, Nev., two business blocks, $200,000: Columbus, Ohio, meat packing plant. $185,000; Meridian, Miss., cotton compress, $175,000.

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