NINE MONTHS’ FIRE LOSSES IN CHICAGO.
Chief Swenie of the Chicago fire department has prepared a statement comparing the number of fires, losses, etc., for the first nine months of this year with those of last. The totals are as follows:
Compared with the actual losses, as shown by the fire patrol reports, these figures will probably be ridiculous. It is a fact, however, that the losess for the first nine months of 1896 are below those of last year.