Issue 17 and Volume 47.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Established 1877 Issued every week by Frederick W. Shepperd Publishing Company 136-138 West 22d Street. New York Frederick W. Shepperd, President. Subscription rates, $3.00 a year Foreign, $4.56 Organizations embraced in the field covered by FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING The Water Works Associations Fire Engineers’ Associations League of American Municipalities International Association of Municipal Electricians. New York, Wednesday, April 27, 1910 Entered at New York as second-class matter. Oakland, Cal., finds fault with the rates it is compelled to pay for fire insurance. After the disaster of 1906 the fire insurance companies all raised their rates and have never reduced them, although the water supply system and the fire department have undergone material improvement and a salt-water, highpressure system protects the business district. The mercantile and industrial interests in the city think that a reduction is due and will make a concerted move to obtain it,…

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