Issue 11 and Volume 79.

WITH THE EDITOR The Tax Bill and the Fire Loss It is not an extremely difficult matter to trace the relationship between the mounting tax bills of the various states and municipalities and the continually growing losses by fire. When it is considered that the national bonfire runs into half-billion dollar figures and that this must in the end come out of the pocke’s of the citizens, it is not hard to realize that this huge sum must result in increased state and city governmental expenses in an endeavor to stop or relieve such a terrible waste. Such expenses in the machinery of govenment must, of necessity, be met by the people, and this takes ihe form of increased taxes by the state and the eitv. One of the greatest items in this expenditure is naturally to be found in fire prevention; in other words, the cost of maintaining large…

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