GOOD PROTECTION BUT HIGH INSURANCE RATES AT SACRAMENTO.
Fire Chief Chapman, who is retiring from the command of the fire department of Sacramento. Cal., states that, though the fire department of the city is an excellent one and its apparatus, which is owned by the city, is adequate, the insurance rates charged are exorbitantly high. During the year ending August 6, 1907, sixteen alarms were turned in. Of these two were false. The total loss was $2,610.97. the insurance on which was $2,490.97. He advocates the erection of several hydrants in the heart of th • bttsi ness centre.