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A BILL TO CURB INCENDIARISM AN1) PI T A STOP TO CARELESS FIRES

Issue 13 and Volume 78.

A BILL TO CURB INCENDIARISM AN1) PI T A STOP TO CARELESS FIRES Measure Will be Presented to Delaware General Assembly Fixes Personal Responsibility for Fires and Provides for Civil Action to Recover Costs I HAVE given much study to fires of incendiary nature designated to collect insurance which have occurred in this city with the result that I have prepared the bill accompanying this article, and presented to the General Assembly. I claim this bill will stop a great many of such fires. Over insurance and liberal adjustment is the direct cause of most of our incendiary fires and something must be done to curb this menace. I believe that a man should carry insurance, but. by no means let him become over insured, for there lies the danger of incendiary fires. A number of insurance companies permit stock and fixtures to be covered many times their actual value.…

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