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$38,000,000, as there are electric plants at Adams, Athol, Beverly, Charlestown, Clinton, Fitchburg, New Bedford, Newburyport, North Adams, Oak Bluffs and Williamstown which are not given in the last table.

The total sum paid by the companies for taxes, including State supervision, after apportioning to electric account that part of the gas companies' taxes belonging to their electrical departments, was $835,030.43, an average of 6.7 cents per thousand feet of gas sold; being an increase over the amount paid the previous year of $105,253.41 in the total and an increase of three-tenths of a cent for every thousand feet sold.

Dividends. The amount paid in dividends by the several companies, the rate and amount per thousand feet of gas sold, will be found in detail in Appendix C. Twenty-one companies paid no dividends. The 58 companies paying dividends paid out in all for this purpose the sum of $3,090,951.21, which is an average rate of 9.1 per cent on their capital stock.

Reductions in Price. The following companies reduced the maximum net price of

gas during the year ending June 30, 1910:

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Price. The following pages show the prices charged by the several companies June 30, 1910, and the average price, per thousand feet, received from sales by meter in each of the two years ending June 30, 1909 and 1910: -

COMPANY

Gross
Price.

REMARKS.

Average

Price 1909-1910.

Average

Price 1908-1909.

. Adams,

$1 50

consumers.

$1 14

$1 33

Amesbury,

2 00

1 63

1 65

Amherst,

6 00

4 45

4 09

1 40

Arlington,
. Athol,

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Atwood, L. Sidney

(Chatham),
Barre,
Bernardston,
- Beverly,
Blackstone,
Boston Consolidated,

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1 35
1 35

80

Discount 30 cents per M if paid before the 10th of the month; special rates to large

Minimum charge of 30 cents per month,
Discount 50 cents per M for fuel purposee, 75 cents per M for engines. Minimum

charge, 50 cents per month,
For payment on or before the 10th of the month, if bill amounts to $5, discount 5 per

cent.; to $10, 10 per cent.; to $20, 15 per cent.; to $50, 20 per cent.; to $75, 25 per
cent. Gas for fuel $4 per M; if over 1,000 feet, $3 per M. Discounts same as for

lighting. Oil gas with 5 to 8 per cent. of air,
15 cents discount per M if paid before the 10th' of the month. Prepayment meters at

$1.30,
If more than 20,000 feet are used, $1.45 per M. Gas for fuel purposes, $1.45 to $1.25,

according to quantity used. Minimum charge, 50 cents per month,
Discount 20 cents per M if paid on or before the 16th of the month,
Acetylene gas,
$12.50 to one large consumer; acetylene gas,
Acetylene gas, $14 to one customer,
Discount 20 cents per M on all bills paid on or before the 15th of the month,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid by 10th of month,
Special rates for gas used for power; 78 cents per M to city of Boston. Minimum

charge of 50 cents per month,
Discount 10 cents per M on all bills paid on or before the 10th of the month. Price

for power $1.00 per M,
Discount 15 cents per M if paid within 10 days from date of bill. Special rates for gas

engines,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid in 10 days,
Discounts: 15 cents per M on bills to 2,400 feet; 20 cents per M to 5,900 feet; 25 cents

per M to 14,900 feet; 30 cents per M to 24,900 feet; 35 cents per M to 39,900 feet; 40
cents per M to 54,900 feet; 45 cents per M to 74,900 feet; 50 cents per M for 75,000
feet or over per month on bills paid on or before the 10th of the month,
$2.50 per month if less than 1,000 feet per month are used,
Gas for fuel $1.50 to $1.00 and for power $1.50 to 80 cents, according to amount used.

Minimum charge of 60 cents per month,

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Charlestown,
Chicopee,

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COMPANY.

Gross
Price.

REMARKS.

Average

Price 1909-1910.

Average

Price 1908-1909.

Clinton,

$1 80

$1 48
14 93

15 00
1 90

$1 52
14 94

Cotuit,
Danvers,

1 62

1 64

Dedham,

1 15

1 04

1 07

- East Boston,

1 00

92.7
1 60

1 80
5 50

1 00
1 61

Easthampton,
Edison of Brockton,

Discounts: 20 cents per M on first 2,000 feet per month: 40 cents on excess of 2,000 feet

per month, if paid before the 10th of the month. Minimum monthly charge, 50

cents per month,
Acetylene gas.

Discount 50 cents per M for prompt payment,
20 cents per M discount on all bills paid on or before the 15th of the month. Gas for

prepayment meters $1.80 net. Minimum charge $1.00 per quarter.
Discounts: 10 cents per M from 500 to 3,000 feet; 15 cents per M to 30,000 feet; 20

cents per M to 100,000 feet; 25 cents per M on 100,000 feet and over, for payment

before the 10th of the month. Minimum charge of 50 cents per month,
Discount 10 cents per Mon bills paid on or before the 15th of the month on first

10,000 feet; 15 cents on second 10,000 feet; 20 cents on third 10,000 feet; 25 cents on
next 20,000 feet; 30 cents on next 50,000 feet; 35 cents on all over 100,000 feet. A
discount of 30 per cent. will be allowed on the excess over $200 of hill figured accord-

ing to these discounts. Minimum charge of 25 cents per month,
Discounts: 20 cents per M if paid before 16th of month,
Discount 10 per cent. Prepay meter customers $5 net. Special rates for power and

largest consumers. Pure oil gas. Supplies in Stoughton only,
Discount 10 cents per M for prompt payment, 75 cents per M to all parties using

2,500,000 feet or more per year,
Discounts: 10 cents per M on first 15,000 feet; 25 cents per M on next 10,000 feet; 35

cents per M on third 10,000 feet; 45 cents per M on next 10,000 feet; 55 cents per M
on all over 45,000 feet for payment on or before the 15th of the month. Minimum

charge of $3 per year,
Discounts: 10 cents per M to consumers of 1,000 to 2,000 feet; 25 cents to consumers

of 2,000 to 10,000 feet; over 10,000 feet 35 cents. Special price to large consumers.

Minimum charge of 50 cents per month for gas for lighting,
Discount 20 cents per M if paid by the 10th of the month. Minimum charge of 40

cents per month,
Acetylene gas,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid on or before the 15th of the month,
Gross rate upon a sliding scale, $2 to $1.35, according to consumption, with 10 cents

discount if paid on or before the 10th of the month,

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Fall River,

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Fitchburg,

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Haverhill,
Hyannis,
Ipswich,
Lawrence,

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Lowell, - Lynn,

Malden,

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Acetylene gas,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid on or before the 10th of the month,
Acetylene gas. Discount 50 cents per M for prompt payment,
Gas for gas stoves, $1.80; to mills, $1.50,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid on or before the 15th of the month. Discount 20

cents to large mills and to the city of Lawrence,
Discounts on bills paid on or before the 10th of the month: 20 cents per M on first 2,000

feet; 40 cents per M in excess of 2,000 feet. Minimum charge of 50 cents per month,
Discounts: 10 per cent. on bills for less than 1,000 feet; 20 per cent. on bills for 1,000

feet and less than 3,000 feet; 30 per cent. on bills for 3,000 feet and over, for pay-
ment by the 10th of the month." Discount to $2.70 net per M on gas for fuel pur-
poses. Minimum charge, 25 cents per month,
Discount 20 cents per M if paid within 7 business days, :
Discount 20 cents per M for payment within 10 days. Special rates to one large

consumer,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid by the 15th of the month; to consumers using more

than 50,000 feet in any one month, an additional 20 per cent. discount on all in
excess of 50,000 feet. Gas for manufacturing purposes, $1.00 per M net for first
25,000 feet, 90 cents net per M for next 10,000 feet, 80 cents net per M for next

10,000 feet, all in excess of 45,000 feet, 70 cents net per M,
Discounts: 20 cents per M if paid within 10 days of date of bill,
Acetylene gas,
Discount 50 cents per M is paid on or before the 10th of the month. Minimum

monthly charge of 50 cents,
Bills amounting to $50 a month, 15 per cent. discount, .
Fuel gas, $1.50 per M. Minimum charge of 50 cents per month,
Discount 10 cents per M if bills are paid on or before the 10th of the month. Extra

rebates to large consumers,
Discount 20 cents per M if paid before i2th of the month,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid before the 15th of the month. Gas for power at special

rates,
Discount of 15 per cent. on all bills paid on or before the 10th of the month. Mini-

mum monthly charge of 50 cents,
15 cents per M discount if paid on or before the 8th of the month. Special rates to

largest consumers. Minimum charge of 50 cents a month,
Discounts: 25 cents per M on bills up to 15,000 feet; over 15,000 feet and up to 40,000

feet, 35 cents per M; 40,000 feet or more, 45 cents per M, if paid before the 16th of the month. Minimum charge of 50 cents a month,

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1 84
12 50

1 00
1 89
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- Marblehead,
Marion,
Marlborough,
Milford,
- Natick,
New Bedford,

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Newburyport,
Newton,

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-North Adams,

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- Northampton,

North Attleborough,

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COMPANY

Gross
Price.

REMARKS.

Average

Price 1909–1910.

Average

Price 1908-1909.

Clinton,

$1 80

$1 48
14 93

$1 52
14 94

Cotuit,
Danvers,

15 00
1 90

1 62

1 64

Dedham,

1 15

1 04

1 07

East Boston,

1 00

92.7
1 60

1 00
1 61

Easthampton,
Edison of Brockton,

1 80
5 50

4 74

4 76

Fall River,

Discounts: 20 cents per M on first 2,000 feet per month; 40 cents on excess of 2,000 feet

per month, if paid before the 10th of the month. Minimum monthly charge, 50

cents per month, Acetylene gas.

Discount 50 cents per M for prompt payment, 20 cents per M discount on all bills paid on or before the 15th of the month. Gas for

prepayment meters $1.80 net. Minimum charge $1.00 per quarter. Discounts: 10 cents per M from 500 to 3,000 feet; 15 cents per M to 30,000 feet; 20

cents per M to 100,000 feet; 25 cents per M on 100,000 feet and over, for payment

before the 10th of the month. Minimum charge of 50 cents per month, Discount 10 cents per M on bills paid on or before the 15th of the month on first

10,000 feet; 15 cents on second 10,000 feet; 20 cents on third 10,000 feet; 25 cents on
next 20,000 feet; 30 cents on next 50,000 feet; 35 cents on all over 100,000 feet. A
discount of 30 per cent. will be allowed on the excess over $200 of hill figured accord-

ing to these discounts. Minimum charge of 25 cents per month,
Discounts: 20 cents per M if paid before 16th of month,
Discount 10 per cent. Prepay meter customers $5 net. Special rates for power and

to largest consumers. Pure oil gas. Supplies in Stoughton only,
Discount 10 cents per M for prompt payment, 75 cents per M to all parties using

2,500,000 feet or more per year,
Discounts: 10 cents per M on first 15,000 feet; 25 cents per M on next 10,000 feet; 35

cents per M on third 10,000 feet; 45 cents per M on next 10,000 feet; 55 cents per M
on all over 45,000 feet for payment on or before the 15th of the month. Minimum

charge of $3 per year,
Discounts: 10 cents per M to consumers of 1,000 to 2,000 feet; 25 cents to consumers

of 2,000 to 10,000 feet; over 10,000 feet 35 cents. Special price to large consumers.

Minimum charge of 50 cents per month for gas for lighting,
Discount 20 cents per M if paid by the 10th of the month. Minimum charge of 40

cents per month,
Acetylene gas,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid on or before the 15th of the month,
Gross rate upon a slidi scale, $2 to $1.35, according to consumption, with 10 cents

discount if paid on or before the 10th of the month, Acetylene gas, Acetylene gas,

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