$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: -- . 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: REMARKS. · Discount 30 cents per M if paid before the 10th of the month; special rates to large For payment on or before the 10th of the month, if bill amounts to $5, discount 5 per cent. Gas for fuel $4 per M; if over 1,000 feet, $3 per M. 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 Discount 15 cents per M if paid within 10 days from date of bill. Discount 10 cents per M if paid in 10 days, $2.50 per month if less than 1,000 feet per month are used, Special rates for gas 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, REMARKS. Discounts: 20 cents per M on first 2,000 feet per month: 40 cents on excess of 2,000 feet 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 · 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, Acetylene gas, Minimum charge of 40 Acetylene gas, Discount 10 cents per M if paid on or before the 10th of the month, 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, consumer, Special rates to one large Discount 50 cents per M if paid on or before the 10th of the month. Minimum 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 12th of the month, Discount 10 cents per M if paid before the 15th of the month. Gas for power at special Mini rates, · · Discount of 15 per cent. on all bills paid on or before the 10th of the month. mum monthly charge of 50 cents, 15 cents per M discount if paid on or before the 8th of the month. Special rates to REMARKS. 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 Prepay meter customers $5 net. Special rates for power and Discount 10 cents per M if paid on or before the 15th of the month, Acetylene gas, |