MANHATTAN AND THE BRONX, NEW YORK.
Dpring 1901 the number of fires to which the fire patrol doing duty in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx was called was 5,263—less than in the previous year, but showing a slight increase over 1900 in insurance involved and loss sustained. The prominent fires—those in excess of $50,000 each were seventeen in 1901 as against sixteen in 1900. with an aggregate loss of $2,523,010.20 in the latter year, as against $2,031,471.28 in the former. The total insurance on buildings was $40,885,508.80, on contents $30415,678.08—total $71,301,186.88; insurance loss on buildings, $1,204,029.58 (2.94 per cent), on contents $4,179,802.37 (13.74 per cent.)—total, $5,383.831.95 (7.55 per cent.). There were 1,050 fires out of 2,382 attended at which the loss was under $100— aggregate loss, $50,11841. average per fire, $47.73; 883, $100 to $1,000—aggregate, $313,147.50. average, $354.64: 357. $1,000 to $10.000—aggregate. $1,167,441.59. average. $3,270.14; forty-six, $10,000 to $20,000— aggregate. $531,266.24. average. $11,549.26: nineteen, $20,000 to $30,000—aggregate. $415,249.15, average, $21,855.21 : seven.$30,000 to $40.000—aggregate, $242,813.07, average, $14,687.58: three. $40,000 to $50.000— aggregate, $140,785.70, average. $46.928.57; seventeen, over $50,000—aggregate, $2,523,010.20, average, $148,412.36; total loss for year, $5,383,831.95, average per fire, $2,260.22. Insurance in buildings and contents in which fires did not originate—that is, exposure losses; Buildings—insurance, $2,610,250, contents— insurance, $2,742400. loss, $423,148.40. Unadjusted losses—twenty-three buildings—insurance, $9,200; contents—insurance, $35,000. The aggregate number of fire alarms attended during the twenty-three years ending December 31, 1901, was 74.582—average per year, 2,260; duration of service during the same period, 58,961 hours, fifty-eight minutes—-average, 1,787.11; stock covers spread (12,347 in 1901), 241,008—roof covers (1,125 in 1901), 27,180—average 824; average of calls per month for twenty-three years, 188; duration of service, 149 hours, thirty-two minutes; stock covers spread, 608; roof covers, sixty-nine. During the last thirty years the amount of insurance at risk on buildings aad contents was $898,968,447.27; loss, $115464,701.12; percentage, 12.84. Supt. Grover, an able and experienced officer, is at the head of the fire patrol, a new station of which has been organised for the borough of the Bronx. During 1901 it cost the underwriters $177,151.56 to maintain the patrol—$114,506.30 being paid out for salaries.