Chicago’s September Fires.
The following are the fires in Chicago for the month of September, as reported by Bullwinkle’s Patrol: Total number of alarms, 45; total number of stills, 14 The fires are accounted for as follows: Children playing with matches, 13; supposed incendiary, 7; communicated from other buildings, 5; unknown, 4; explosion of lamps, 4; false, 4; spontaneous combustion, 3; sparks from furnace, 3; overheated stove, 2; cigar on wood, 2; and 1 each burning sulphur, tar on stove, overheated dry kiln, defective flue, cigar on roof, spark from cupola, spark from stove, curtain from match, coals on floor, carelessness with pipe, spark from locomotive, rekindling, candle in wooden holder, explosion of varnish, chimney fire, explosion of naphtha, pan of grease boiling over. Loss, $18,734. Loss to insurance, $17,889. Total amount of insurance involved, $70,143. The buildings are classified into 43 frames and n bricks ; of these 22 were dwellings, n barns, 3 sheds ; stores and dwellings, 6; 2 general manufacturing buildings, and 1 each rubbish, chimney, theatre, metal-plating, woolen mill, railroad depot, junk shop, foundry, flour mill, railroad car, printing, laundry, eOoper-shop, vacant, picture-frame manufactory, furniture manufactory, restaurant, carpen ter-shop, saloon, platform, lithographing.