QUITE UP TO THE MARK.

QUITE UP TO THE MARK.

A special dispatch from Shreveport, La., under date of October 8 is to the following effect: “New Orleans, La., December 7.—In his first annual report at the first annual meeting of the Louisiana Fire-Prevention bureau held today, President Chas. Janvier, referring to Shreveport, declared: ‘All improvements called for by the board were completed by September 1, and it is believed that Shreveport is the only city in the South coming squarely up to the requirements of a first-class city from a fire insurance standpoint.’”

The lower courts in Tennessee found in favor of those who sued the insurance companies for losses sustained by explosions at Knoxville. The Supreme court has revised these decisions, and the complainants must pay the costs in addition to not being reimbursed by the insurance companies.

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