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BETTER CONDITIONS AT CLEVELAND.

Issue 14 and Volume 42.

BETTER CONDITIONS AT CLEVELAND. The insurance companies have given notice that rates in the congested business districts of Cleveland have been reduced, owing to the greatir protection afforded by the new separate fire main service. The district thus affected comprises about fifty blocks between Lakeside avenue N. E., Huron and Canal roads, and East and West Ninth streets. The new main system was constructed as the result of recommendations made by the inspection bureau in 1904, and is supplied by the fireboats. Later a separate pump will be built at the foot of East Ninth street. Mains have been laid through all of the streets in the business district, having a normal pressure of 150 lbs. to the square inch, which can be increased to 225 lbs. in case of emergency. Elaborate tests have been made, showing that the two fireboats were sufficient to supply the’ new fire mains. The…

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