Issue 24 and Volume 38.

NOVEMBER FIRE LOSS. The fire loss in the United States and Canada during November was exceeded only by that of February and January, and was very heavy— amounting to $16,178,200, as against $13,589,550 and $11,515,000 respectively in the corresponding month of 1903, 1904. It brings the total loss for the eleven months of this year up to $59,881,200. The following table shows the losses, month by month, for the first eleven months of 1903, 1904 and 1905: Total, 11 months.$138,970,900 $232,941,700 $159,881,200 The number of fires during the month at which the loss was from $10,000 up was 350, as follows: Ten thousand dollars to $20,000, 147; $20,000 to $30,000, seventy-one; $30,000 to $50,000, fortysix; $50,000 to $75,000, thirty-seven: $75,000 to $100,000. fourteen; $100,000 to $200,000. twentyscion : $200,000 to $650,000, eight—total, 350. As will he seen, with very few exceptions, the list was swelled by the large number of…

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