Issue 9 and Volume 41.

NEW JERSEY FIRE-LOSS IN 1906. In the twenty-ninth annual report of the New Jersey bureau of statistics is found the following information as to the damage done by fire during 1906 to manufacturing plants. Of these, Ill were more or less so damaged during the past year. In many instances the loss was trifling; but in others it was quite large, involving in a number of cases the total destruction of large establishments, with their entire contents of valuable machinery and material. Three plants were wrecked by internal explosions—two of which were caused by the ignition of accumulated gases from chemicals and other inflammable material used in manufacture, and one from causes that could not be ascertained. Ten of the in firms wdio suffered through fire failed to report the extent of the resultant losses; the aggregate value of property destroyed as reported by the remaining TOI establishments was $1,712,125,…

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