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Discount 5 per cent. if paid within 10 days. Minimum charge, 50 cents

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a month. Acetylene gas,
Gas for gas stoves, $1.80,

Lawrence,

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Leominster,

1 60

Lexington,

1 75

Lowell,
Lynn,

1 05 85

Malden,

Discount 10 cents per M if paid within 15 days. Discount 20 cents to large
mills. 80 cents net to city of Lawrence and 50 cents to employees,
All in excess of 2,000 cubic feet, $1.45 gross. Discount 20 cents on all bills
paid within 10 days. Three special customers: less than 30,000 cubic
feet at regular rates; 30,000 to 40,000 at $1 per M; over 40,000 at 85
cents per M. Minimum charge of 50 cents a month to consumers whose
net bills average less than that amount during the year,
Discount of 25 cents if paid within 10 days. Minimum charge of 50 cents
to consumers whose net bills average less than that amount during the
year,

Discount 20 cents per M if paid within 7 days,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid within 10 days. In Marblehead gross
price $1.10 per M, with discount of 10 cents if paid within 10 days. To
General Electric Company at high pressure, 50 cents net, at their works,
plus 5 per cent. to cover pipe line loss. To Salem Gas Light Company,
60 cents per M feet flat rate, computed from consumers' meters in Salem,
plus 5 per cent. to cover pipe line loss. To Marblehead Potteries Com-
pany, 90 cents per M net,

1 00 Discount 10 cents if paid within 15 days. In Reading $1.60 per M gross,
with discount of 10 cents if paid within 15 days. To Cambridge Gas
Light Company, 80 cents net per M; Suburban Gas and Electric Com-
pany, 45 cents per M cubic feet. Power rates: first 35,000 cubic feet per
month, $1, less 10 cents for prompt payment; next 10,000, less 20 cents
for prompt payment; and all in excess of 45,000, less 30 cents for prompt
payment. Minimum charge of 75 cents per quarter to customers using
less than 833 cubic feet,

Marion,
Marlborough,

12 50

1 70

Acetylene gas, ..

Discount 20 cents per M if paid within 10 days. Prepayment meters at $1.50 net. One large consumer using gas engine, at $1.25 per M net. Minimum monthly charge of 50 cents,

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Milford,
Natick,

1.50

Bills amounting to $50 a month, 15 per cent. discount. One special rate customer, at $1.10 net,

1 50

1 50

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1 44

1 60

1 50

1 50

1 51

1 55

New Bedford,

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903 Discount 10 cents if paid in 10 days. Extra rebates to large consumers as
follows: 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 cubic feet, 5 cents per M on year's con-
sumption; over 2,000,000 on year's consumption, 10 cents per M. Fair-
haven, $1.10, with discount of 10 cents if paid in 10 days. Minimum
charge of 25 cents a month if less than this value of gas is used, with
rebate if year's consumption amounts to $7,

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Discount 20 cents per M if paid in 12 days. Price of $1 net to certain
charitable and religious institutions. Meter rent of $1 a quarter if less
than that amount is used,

For consumption exceeding 120,000 cubic feet a year prices range from
89 to 80 cents, according to amount used. Minimum charge of 50 cents,
with refund if bills amount to $6 a year,

Discount of 20 cents per M if paid in 10 days. Special rates of 90 to 55
cents net, respectively, to certain customers,

15 cents per M discount if paid in 10 days. Minimum charge of 50 cents,
a month to consumers whose net bills average less than that amount
during the year,

Discount 15 cents per M if paid before the 16th of the month. Minimum
charge of 50 cents a month when consumer has not used over $7 worth
of gas during preceding 12 months,

Discount 10 cents per, M if paid by the 15th of the month; 25 cents per M
discount to large consumers. 50 cents a month minimum charge,
Discount 10 cents per M if paid in 15 days, 5 cents additional discount for
each 10,000 cubic feet over first 10,000 cubic feet. Minimum charge of
50 cents a month when consumers have not used over $6 a year,
To consumers of 5,000 to 10,000 feet a month, $1.25; to consumers of
10,000 feet or more, $1 per M. Minimum charge of 25 cents a month,
Discount 10 cents if paid in 10 days. For industrial and mechanical uses
prices range from $1 to 70 cents per M, according to consumption, less
10 per cent. in 10 days,

1 Maximum gross and net prices, exclusive of Marblehead.

2 Maximum gross and net prices, exclusive of Reading.

3 Maximum gross and net prices, exclusive of Fairhaven.

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Newburyport,

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Plymouth,

$175

Discount of 10 cents per M if paid in 20 days. Special rates of $1.50 net
to certain customers. Minimum charge of 50 cents a month,

$1 65

$1 65

$1.68

$1 70

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Springfield,

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Vineyard Haven,

Vineyard (Oak Bluffs),

Waite and Smith (So.
Dartmouth),

Webster,

Acetylene gas. Discount of 10 per cent. if paid within 10 days. If more than 150 feet a month is used, $12.50 per M. Minimum charge of 50 cents a month for each meter set,

Discounts: June to September, inclusive, 10 per cent. to 50 per cent., ac-
cording to amount of bill; October to May, inclusive, 40 per cent. to 50
per cent., according to amount of bill. Minimum monthly bill of 50
cents net,

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1 Maximum gross and net prices, exclusive of Chicopee and South Hadley Falls. 2 Maximum gross and net prices, exclusive of South Dighton.

Williamstown,

Woburn,

Worcester County,

Worcester,

The average price paid by consumers for coal gas to the companies selling annually more than 30,000,000 feet each is $0.850 per thousand feet. If the Boston company be excluded the average is $0.88. The average price received by the remainder of the coal-gas companies from sales by meter is $1.47; the average received by all is $0.864 per thousand. The average price for oil gas is $4.50 per thousand feet. Acetylene gas is commonly billed to customers at a price per hundred feet instead of per thousand feet, as in other kinds of gas. The average price for acetylene gas is $1.36 per hundred.

The average price paid by consumers of coal gas for sales by meter in 1886 was $1.72; in 1887, $1.66; in 1888, $1.56; in 1889, $1.50; in 1890, $1.46; in 1891, $1.43; in 1892, $1.52; in 1893, $1.45; in 1894, $1.26; in 1895, $1.21; in 1896, $1.17; in 1897, $1.15; in 1898, $1.14; in 1899, $1.12; in 1900, $1.10; in 1901, $1.08; in 1902, $1.07; in 1903, $1.06; in 1904, $1.05; in 1905, $1.05; in 1906, $0.998; in 1907, $0.948; in 1908, $0.921; in 1909, $0.914; in 1910, $0.901; in 1911, $0.890; in 1912, $0.857; 1913, $0.850.

NOTE. -The terms "coal gas" and "coal-gas companies" whenever used in the report are intended, unless otherwise qualified, to include all except the acetylene companies and those that make their gas entirely from oil distilled in closed retorts externally fired.

ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANIES.

The following table gives the names of the persons and corporations under the supervision of the Board who were engaged in the supply of electricity on June 30, 1914, with the localities supplied by each and the population of the same according to the census of 1910, and the capital stock of the incorporated companies. Unless otherwise noted, the par value of each share of capital stock reported is $100.

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