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Gauge Manufacturing Company. It had received the consent of the selectmen of the town of Foxborough to open the streets for laying and maintaining therein its pipes, fixtures and appliances, so far as necessary, for the purpose of selling and distributing gas.

The company had arranged to invest the proceeds of its capital stock in acquiring from the Standard Gauge Manufacturing Company the buildings, holder and oil gas apparatus and the land on which the same stood, formerly owned by the Van Choate Company, and used for the purpose of supplying gas to its own works. After an examination of the property in question and the valuations placed thereon by the company, the Board was of the opinion that it would fairly represent the amount of stock hereinafter approved. The following was therefore adopted:

On the petition of the Norfolk and Bristol Gas and Electric Company, pursuant to the provisions of section 24 of chapter 109 of the Revised Laws, for the approval of an issue of new capital stock, of the par value of $30,000, for the objects named in said petition, after public notice and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that the amount of stock hereinafter named is reasonably necessary for the purpose for which such issue is authorized, it is

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the Norfolk and Bristol Gas and Electric Company, in conformity with all the requirements of law relating thereto, of 250 shares of new capital stock, of the par value of $100 each; the proceeds thereof to be applied to acquiring, free and clear of all encumbrances, the tracts of land and buildings thereon, with the rights and subject to the reservations mentioned, described in a certain deed from the Standard Gauge Manufacturing Company to said Norfolk and Bristol Gas and Electric Company, dated Aug. 30, 1910, a copy of which is filed with the Board, and all gas machinery, apparatus and appliances and oil tanks installed in said buildings and mentioned and described in the schedules submitted by said company. (November 29.)

PETITION OF THE PLYMOUTH ELECTRIC LIGIT COMPANY.

The Plymouth Electric Light Company applied for the approval of an issue of new capital stock, of the par value of $30,000.

The expenditures by the company for additions to plant since the approval by this Board of an issue of new securities

in January, 1905, had exceeded $60,000, a substantial portion of which had been paid out of income. The promissory notes outstanding on Oct. 31, 1910, were about $48,000. The following was therefore adopted :

On the petition of the Plymouth Electric Light Company, pursuant to the provisions of section 24 of chapter 109 of the Revised Laws, for the approval of an issue of additional capital stock, of the par value of $30,000, for the objects named in said petition, after public notice and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that said amount of stock is reasonably necessary for the purpose for which such issue is authorized, it is

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves the issue by the Plymouth Electric Light Company, in conformity with all the requirements of law relating thereto, at the price of $100 per share, as determined by the directors, of 300 shares of new capital stock, of the par value of $100 each; the proceeds thereof to be applied to the payment and cancellation of an equal amount of obligations represented by promissory notes of the company outstanding on the thirtyfirst day of October, A.D. 1910, and to no other purpose.

And if any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders entitled to take them under the provisions of law relating thereto, it is further

Ordered and determined by the Board, that all such shares shall be offered for sale at some suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time and place of such sale shall be published in the “ Boston Daily Advertiser," the “ Boston Evening Transcript” and the "Boston Herald,” newspapers published in the city of Boston. ( December 7.)

PETITION OF THE WORCESTER ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY.

This was an application by the Worcester Electric Light Company for the approval of an issue of 2,000 shares of new capital stock, the proceeds to be used in payment of the cost of additions to its plant.

On June 30, 1910, the company had outstanding promissory notes for $50,000, representing a part of the cost of land and water rights for the location of a new generating station, and since that date had undertaken the construction of new works, whose cost will exceed the proceeds of the amount of stock named in the petition. The following was therefore adopted :

On the petition of the Worcester Electric Light Company, pursuant to the provisions of section 24 of chapter 109 of the Revised

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Laws, for the approval of an issue of 2,000 shares of additional capital stock, for the objects named in said petition, after public notice and hearing, it being deemed by the Board that said amount of stock is reasonably necessary for the purpose for which such issue is authorized, it is

Ordered, That the Board hereby approves of the issue by the Worcester Electric Light Company, in conformity with all the requirements of law relating thereto, at the price of $200 per share, as determined by its directors, of 2,000 shares of new capital stock, of the par value of $100 each; the proceeds thereof to be applied to the following purposes and to no other, to wit: the proceeds of 250 shares to the payment and cancellation of an equal amount of the obligations of the company represented by its promissory notes outstanding cn June 30, 1910, and the proceeds of 1,750 shares to the payment and cancellation of an equal amount of obligations incurred on account of additions to plant made subsequent to the said thirtieth day of June.

And if any shares shall remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders entitled to take them under the provisions of law relating thereto, it is further

Ordered and determined by the Board, that all such shares shall be offered for sale at some suitable place in the city of Boston, and that notice of the time and place of such sale shall be published in the “Boston Daily Advertiser," a newspaper published in the city of Boston, and in the “Worcester Daily Telegram” and the “ Worcester Gazette,” newspapers published in the city of Worcester. (December 12.)

Miscellaneous.
PETITION OF THE BOSTON CONSOLIDATED Gas COMPANY.

The following preamble and order were adopted on the petition of the Boston Consolidated Gas Company for approval of the application of the proceeds of the sale of certain real estate, under the provisions of section 7 of chapter 417 of the Acts of 1903:

Whereas, it appears that the Boston Consolidated Gas Company has sold and conveyed certain parcels of real estate which were conveyed to it for the purposes stated in chapter 417 of the Acts of the year 1903, to wit:

1. A parcel of land located on Charles Street, Boston, estimated to contain 2,611 square feet.

2. A parcel of land located on B, Bolton and West Third streets, in that part of the city of Boston called South Boston, estimated to contain 12,014 square feet.

3. A parcel of land located at the corner of Plymouth and Freeport streets, Boston, estimated to contain 2,750 square feet.

4. A parcel of land located on Cambridge Street, in that part of said Boston formerly Brighton, estimated to contain 29,713 square feet.

and has received from the sale of said parcels the sum of $568,833; and

Whereas, it appears that since June 15, 1905, and prior to Feb. 1, 1910, the said company expended for additions and improvements to its plant the sum of $2,528,530.36, divided as stated in the schedule thereof following, to wit:

$305,276 71 190,183 66 48,171 68

For a new holder at Central station, Roxbury,
For a new holder at the North End station,
For a new relief holder at Commercial Point,
For a new relief holder and exhauster plant at the Calf Pasture

station,
For a new purifying house in Everett, .
For a new water gas plant in Everett, .
For street mains,
For gas meters,

60,333 73 233,597 94 801,104 67 731,872 40 157,989 57

$2,528,530 36

And whereas, this Board, by orders duly adopted on Jan. 19, 1907, Aug. 2, 1907, and Dec. 4, 1908, respectively, approved of the application of certain sums of money, aggregating $1,519,844.83, the same being the proceeds of certain real estate theretofore sold and conveyed by said company, towards the payment and cancellation of an equal amount of the obligations of said company incurred on account of the expenditures hereinbefore enumerated; and

Whereas, it appears that during said period from June 15, 1905, to Feb. 1, 1910; said company has for construction purposes, including the items above enumerated, incurred obligations in excess both of the proceeds of real estate heretofore applied thereto, with the approval of this Board as aforesaid, and of the proceeds of the real estate hereinabove described for the application of which thereto approval is now sought, it is therefore

Ordered, That the approval of the Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners be and is hereby given to the application of the said

sum of $568,833 toward the payment and cancellation of an equal amount of the obligations of the company incurred on account of the expenditures hereinbefore enumerated. (April 26.)

PETITION OF THE TAUNTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY. The following vote was adopted on the application of the Taunton Gas Light Company, a corporation duly established by chapter 3 of the Acts of 1853, for the purpose of making and selling gas in the town of Taunton, for authority to carry on the business for which it was incorporated in the town of Berkley, as provided in chapter 197 of the Acts of 1910::

The Board of Gas and Electric Light Commissioners, after notice and a public hearing and upon due consideration thereof, hereby authorizes the said corporation to carry on the business for which it was incorporated in said town of Berkley, with all the rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force applicable to said corporation. (August 3.)

GAS COMPANIES. The following table shows the corporate names and capital of the gas companies in active operation, and the names of the persons and corporations other than gas companies making and selling gas, on the thirtieth day of June last, with the localities supplied and the population of each according to the census of 1910. Unless otherwise noted the par value of each share of capital stock reported is $100:

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