SEPTEMBER’S FIRE LOSS.

SEPTEMBER’S FIRE LOSS.

AS was expected, September’s fire loss was excessive—with the exception of that in February, the heaviest of the year. As will be seen from the following table, the fire losses of the first nine months of 1899, exceed those of the corresponding period in 1898 by over $10,000,000. and of 1897 by $19,000,000:

During the past mouth there were 179 fires in which the loss was from $10,000 upwards, as follows: $10,000 to $20,000, fifty-six; $20,000 to $30,000, thirty; $30,000 to $50,000, twenty-five, $50,000 to $75,000, eighteen, $75,000 to $100,000, ten; $100,000 to $200,000, twenty-eight; $200,000 to $500,000, twelve—total. 179. The principal tires during the month were as follows: Cincinnati, Ohio, railroad property, $400,000; Kansas City, Mo., pork packing plant, $400,000; Dinner’s Point, Va., railroad piers, $330,000; Chicago, Ill., stockyard hotel and stables, $300,000; Farnhatn. N Y., business section of town, $225,000; Castorland, N. Y., sawmill and lumber yard, $225,000; Louisville, Ky., stove foundry and other, $200,000; Northwood, N. Dak., $200,000; Los Angeles. Cal., several business houses, $200,000; Ridgeway, Pa., tannery, $200,000, Norfolk, Va ,mill and hospital. $300,000; Cairo, Ill., grain elevator and mill, $200,000,

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