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CORPORATE NAME.

Localities supplied.

Popula-
tion.

Capital.

Beverly Gas & Electric Co.,

Beverly,

18,650 $285,900 Blackstone Electric Light Co., Blackstone,

5,648 10,000 Boston Consolidated Gas Co., Boston,

670,585 15,124,600 Brookline,

27,792 Milton,

7,924 Brockton Gas Light Co.,

Brockton,

56,878 559,000 Cambridge Gas Light Co.,

Cambridge,

104.839 1,200,000

Somerville (in part), | 54,085 Charlestown Gas & Electric Co., Boston (Charlestown

District),

41,444 600,000 2 Somerville (in part), 23.151 Medford (in part),

Everett (in part), Chicopee Gas Light Co.,

Chicopee,

25,401 166,500

South Hadley Falls, 4,894 Citizens' Gas, Electric & Power Co., Nantucket,

2,962 26,000 Citizens' Gas Light Co.,

Quincy,

32,642 383,000 Clinton Gas Light Co., .

Clinton,

13,075 123,000 3 Cotuit Acetylene Gas Plant, Barnstable (Cotuit), 4,676 2,195 Danvers Gas Light Co.,

Danvers,

9,407 30,000 ? Dedham & Hyde Park Gas & Electric Light Co.,

Dedham,

9,284 141,750 2 Hyde Park,

15,507 East Boston Gas Co.,

Boston (East Boston), 58,488 575,000 5
Chelsea,

32,452 Easthampton Gas Co.,

Easthampton,

8,524 50,000 Edison (Brockton),

Stoughton,

6,316 948,800 Fall River Gas Works Co.,

Fall River,

119,295 690,000 Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Co., Fitchburg,

37,826 550,900 ? Framingham Gas, Fuel & Power Co., Framingham,

12,948 75,000 Gardner Gas, Fuel & Light Co., Gardner,

14,699 26,200 Georgetown Gas Co.,

Georgetown,

1,958 7,500 Gloucester Gas Light Co.,

Gloucester,

24,398 150,000 2 Greenfield Gas Light Co.,

Greenfield,

10,427 96,000 Turners Falls, .

14,698 Gregory, J. D., 6

Princeton,

818 Hadley Lighting Co.,

Hadley,

1,999 1,7255 Hatfield Gas Co., .

Hatfield,

1,986 4,750 2 Haverhill Gas Light Co.,

Haverhill,

44,115 75,000 2 Hyannis Acetylene Gas Plant, Barnstable (Hyannis), 4,676 5,944 Ipswich Gas Light Co.,

Ipswich,

5,777 16,000 Lawrence Gas Co.,

Lawrence,

85,892 1,900,000 Methuen,

11,448 North Andover,

5,529 Andover,

7,301 Leominster Gas Light Co.,

Leominster,

17,580 50,000 Lexington Gas & Electric Co., Lexington,

4,918 40,000 Lowell Gas Light Co.,

Lowell,

106,294 1,000,000 Dracut,

3,461 Tewksbury,

3,750 Chelmsford,

5,010 Lynn Gas & Electric Co.,

Lynn,

89,336 1,000,000 Swampscott,

6,204 Saugus,

8,047 Nahant,

1,184 Malden & Melrose Gas Light Co., . Malden,

44,404 1,473,100 Melrose,

15,715
Medford (in part),

Everett (in part),
Marblehead Gas & Electric Light
Co.,

Marblehead,

7,338 20,000 Marion Gas Co., :

Marion,

1,460 26,000 Marlborough-Hudson Gas Co., Marlborough,

14,579 130,000 Hudson,

6,743 Milford Gas Light Co., .

Milford,

13,055 72,300 Hopedale,

2,188

1 Estimated 2 Par value $50. 3 Par value $500. 6 Manufacture of gas, minor portion of business.

* Unincorporated.

5 Par value $25.

CORPORATE NAME.

Localities supplied.

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Capital.

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Natick Gas Light Co.,

Natick,
New Bedford Gas & 'Edison Light
Co.,

New Bedford,
Newburyport Gas & Electric Co., : Newburyport,
Newton & Watertown Gas Light Co., Newton,

Waltham,
Watertown,
Wellesley,

Weston, :
North Adams Gas Light Co.,

North Adams,

Clarksburg,
Northampton Gas Light Co., Northampton,
North Attleborough Ğas Light Co., North Attleborough,

Wrentham,
Northfield Acetylene Gas Co., ? Northfield,
Norwood Gas Co.,

Norwood, Otis Co., 3

Ware, People's Gas & Electric co., of Stoneham,

Stoneham,

Reading, Pittsfield Coal Gas Co.,

Pittsfield,

Dalton, Plymouth Gas Light Co.,

Plymouth, Sadler, Thomas G., 3

Attleborough, Salem Gas Light Co.,

Salem,

Peabody, South Hadley Gas Co., .

South Hadley, Spencer Gas Co.,

Spencer,
Springfield Gas Light Co.,

Springfield,
Agawam,
West Springfield,
Longmeadow,

Ludlow, .
Suburban Gas & Electric Co., Revere,

Winthrop, Sunderland Gas Co.,

Sunderland, Taunton Gas Light Co.,

Taunton,

Dighton,
Vineyard Haven Gas & Electric
Light Co.,

Vineyard Haven,
Vineyard Lighting Co., :

Oak Bluffs, Waite & Smith,

Dartmouth,
Webster & Southbridge Gas & Elec-
tric Co.,

Webster,
Dudley,

Southbridge,
Williamstown Gas Co., .

Williamstown, Woburn Gas Light Co.,

Woburn,
Worcester County Gas Co.,

Brookfield,
Leicester,
North Brookfield,
Palmer,
Warren,

West Brookfield,
Worcester Gas Light Co.,

Worcester,

7,090 5,818 32,121

3,568 12,141 16,2154 43,697 15,721 4,894 6,740 88,926 3,501 9,224 1,084 4,948 18,219 10,132

1,047 34,259 2,235

5,000 97,500 993,200

565,500

1,2006 160,000

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1 Par value $25.
2 Unincorporated.
: Manufacture of gas, minor portion of

business.

* Supplies a few customers in the village of

South Attleborough. 5 Supplies a few customers in the village of

South Dartmouth. Par value $50.

The companies in Adams, Amherst, Athol, Beverly, Blackstone, Charlestown, Clinton, Easthampton, Fitchburg, Lawrence,

Lynn, Nantucket, New Bedford, Newburyport, North Adams, Oak Bluffs, Revere and Winthrop, Spencer, Stoughton, Webster and Southbridge and Williamstown supply gas and electricity.

The following statistics exhibit a summary of the financial operations of all the companies in the State compiled from the items relating to the manufacture and sale of gas in the returns of the last two years made to the Board:

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EXPENSES: 1. Coals, 2. Enrichers, 3. Purifying materials, 4. Water, . 5. Wages at works, 6. Repairs and maintenance of works, 7. Renewal of plant, 8. Apparatus and machinery, 9. Gas bought, 10. Wages of meter takers, clerical labor in dis

tribution, and salary or commissions of

collectors, 11. Repairs, renewals and maintenance of

mains and service pipes, 12. Distribution tools and appliances, 13. Repairs and renewals of meters, 14. Gas stove fixing, repairs, etc., 15. Lighting and repairing (gas lamps only), 16. Lighting and repairing, and materials used

for other lamps, 17. Directors' allowances, 18. Salaries of officers, 19. General salaries, 20. Rent of offices, 21. General office expenses, 22. Taxes, 23. Insurance, 24. Law expenses, 25. Claims, 26. Bad debts, 27. Incidental expenses,

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Seven ́ of the companies appear not to have earned expenses, and seventeen 2 others have not earned sufficient to warrant the declaration of any dividend.

The receipts from gas sold by meter show an increase of $635,841.66. The receipts from sales for public lamps have increased by $165.08.

In Appendix A will be found, under date of June 30, 1910, the separate balance sheets, profit and loss and manufacturing accounts of the gas companies, as taken from the annual returns, with corrections made by the Board after their examination and correspondence with the officers of the several companies.

Aggregates from these balance sheets and those in the returns of 1909 show the following facts:

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Assets: Real estate, machinery, street mains and meters, $49,253,465 76 $51,041,230 44 Cash on hand,

834,245 36 1,187,313 97 Due for gas,

666,708 93 675,049 26 Other accounts due,

440,927 40 549,910 60 Materials, etc.,

2,321,864 92 2,271,409 20 Notes receivable,

176,410 84 146,687 95 Investments, etc.,

699,070 01 1,311,528 85 Electric assets,

8,005,732 03 7,836,778 62

$62,398,425 25 $65,019,908 89

I Five last year.

: Twenty-one last year.

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Taxes. The valuation of the property of the several companies as fixed by the local assessors may be found in detail in Appendix C. The aggregate valuation of all the companies is $44,304,320. Certain companies, however, have electric light plants, and the assessed value of such whenever separately returned is as follows:

$7,400 468,772 148,075

Amherst,
Blackstone,
Citizens' (Nantucket),
Easthampton,
Lawrence,
Lynn,

$39,050 Spencer.
20,000

Suburban (Revere),
13,100 Webster,
25,800
818,400 Total,
754,600

$2,295,197

The value of the gas plants as assessed by the local assessors is then, in round numbers, probably not far from

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