Leadership

November Fire-Loss.

Issue 26 and Volume 44.

November Fire-Loss. The fire loss in November was lower than that of the corresponding month in 1906 and 1907, while the total loss since the beginning of the present year exceeds that of the corresponding year by $24,713,700. While there were only nine fires during the month at which the loss was $200,000 or more, there were some that called for special notice either from being of incendiary origin, as were two at Philadelphia—a car-building works and a lumberyard—and two whisky warehouses in Kentucky, or from other causes, among these the destruction of the business portion of Pembroke, Out., that of the State reformatory buildings at Jeffersonville, Ind., the cotton warehouse at Indianola, Miss., and a lace and silk warehouse in New York City. The number of fires at which the loss was $10,000 arid over was large—306 in all, classified as follows: $10,000 to $20,000, 119: $20,000 to $30.(XX),…

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