Issue 19 and Volume 40.

FIRE LOSS IN OCTOBER. There were no exceptionally large fires during October, and the losses, aggregating $13,872.450. were widely distributed all over the country. The following comparative table shows the fire-waste for three years: Two hundred and fifty-four fires caused a loss of from $10,000 up to $450,000. as follows: $10,000 to $20,000, eightv-three: $20,000 to $30,000. fortytwo: $,10,000 to $50,000. forty-eight: $50,000 to $75,000. thirty-nine; $75,000 to $100,000. twelve: $100,000 to $200,000. nineteen: $200,000 to $450.000. eleven—total. 254. During the month seven tires caused a loss of $200,000 upwards, as follows: Ottawa, Ont., lumberyard. $425,000: Altoona. Pa., theatre and stores. $450,000; Louisville. Ky.. woolen mill warehouse, $350,000: Birmingham. Ala., hardware store and other, $303.000: Philadelphia. Pa., garbage crematory, $280,000; Denver. Colo., packing plant and other. $250,000: Buffalo. N. Y.. furniture store and other, $250,000.

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