Leadership

Southern Fire Waste Heavy.

Issue 18 and Volume 45.

Southern Fire Waste Heavy. In the Southern States the fire waste for the month of March of this year amounted to $3,549,000, in which is not included the loss accruing from fires where the damage was less than $10,000. To the total above recorded two States, Texas and Kentucky, alone contributed an aggregate loss of nearly one-third of the whole, the figures being $902,000 for Texas and $900,000 for Kentucky. Next in order of destructiveness come the other ten : Florida, $521,000; South Carolina, $248,000; Louisiana, $237,000; Alabama, $155,000: Mississippi, $135,000; Arkansas, $130.000; Georgia, $123,000: North Carolina, $74,000; Virginia, $73,000: Tennessee. $55,000—making a total of $11,191,000 for the first three months of 1909, as against $9,362,000 during the corresponding period of 1908.

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