From the Lawrence Daily World for March 2, 1908: "The extreme northern section of Tampa, Fla., was destroyed today by a fire which broke out in a boarding house and raged for more than four hours. More than 300 buildings were destroyed and loss will run well over $600,000. One woman is reported dead as a result of excitement rather than any problem with the fire. : The county assessor's force of deputies, 19 in number, started this morning on their annual assessment of real and personal property under the new tax law. They have been distributed throughout the city and townships to complete the job as soon as possible. Under the new law, they can be expected to ask a lot of questions. : Dr. F.H. Snow of the university in his monthly weather report notes that February was dry, warmer than usual and quite windy. This was the warmest February here since 1898 with more rain than usual but only a half inch of snow."