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may have been agreed upon between the said company and the said commissioners or their successors. The payment therefor shall be made within four months after the delivery to the comptroller of said city, of good and sufficient and duly executed instrument or instruments of conveyance or transfer to the said mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the said city, such transfer, however, to be subject to any valid liens then thereon outstanding, not exceeding fifty per cent. on the actual cost of such subways, and subject to all leases or contracts for the use of such subways then existing. In order to raise the money necessary to pay for said property so purchased, the comptroller of said city shall issue bonds of said city upon such terms as to rate of interest and time of payment as he shall be directed by said commissioners of the sinking fund to issue.

LAWS 1892, CIIAPTER 454. AN ACT relating to underground electrical conductors and elec

trical subways in cities of this state having according to the last census a population exceeding half a million and less than one million.

Section 1. Commissioners.-- Within twenty days after the passage of this act, in every city of this state according to the last census having a population exceeding half a million and less than one million, the mayor of said city is hereby authorized to appoint two disinterested persons who shall be residents of such city to be the commissioners of electrical subways; such persons shall qualify by taking the constitutional oath of office. The said commissioners are hereby authorized to appoint such officers and subordinates as they may deein necessary.

§ 2. Powers and duties.-- The said commissioners shall have and possess the same power and authority, and in each and every respect be subject to the same duties as in and by an act providing for placing electrical conductors underground in the cities of this state, and for commissioners of electrical subways, passed June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five, were held or possessed by and imposed upon the commissioners provided for by said act in cities having the population hereinbefore prescribed. The term of office of such commissioners shall expire on the first day of November, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and from and

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REPORT OF COMMISSION OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY.

after said time the powers and duties of said commissioners shall in each of such cities devolve upon and be vested in the mayor of such city, and the commissioner of city works, or in place of the commissioner of city works in such other local officer having the charge of the streets and highways of such city.

§ 3. Salary and expenses.- The salary of each of said commissioners shall be three thousand dollars per annum, payable monthly, which, with all necessary and incidental expenses of the commissioners, shall be paid by the comptroller of this state and collected from the several companies operating the conductors in the manner prescribed in and by section seven of the aforesaid act, passed June thirteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-five.

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ALBION POWER COMPANY,
application of :

listed

reviewed. (See Niagara Falls Electrical Transmission Co.)
ANDOVER GAS COMPANY,
application of:

listed

reviewed
ANDOVER ELECTRIC POWER & LIGHT COMPANY,
application of:

listed
reviewed

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APPLICATIONS,
for issue of stock:

tabulated

, reviewed
for issue of bonds :

tabulated

reviewed
for certificates of authority:

tabulated

reviewed
from municipalities for certificate of authority:

tabulated
reviewed

.9, 50

.52-70

.9, 71

72–75

APPLICATIONS — Continued :
for transfer of property:

tabulated

reviewed
for transfer of securities:

tabulated
reviewed

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APPENDICES,

“A.” The Commission Act...
“ B.” Rules of Practice.
“C." Stated Meetings of Cominission.
“ D.” Abstracts of Reports.....
“E.” Tabulations of Reports.
“F.” Report of State Inspector of Gas Meters.
“G.” Inspections of Gas......
“H.” Opinions of Attorney-General.

Court Decisions
“J." The Burton Act
“K." Allotment of Secretary of War.

“L,” Statutes
BOQUET ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY,
application of :

listed

reviewed
BONDS,

increase of, allowed
issued by new companies.

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133
143
149
427
449
457
463
481
575
581
599

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BROADALBIN ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER COMPANY,
application of :

listed
reviewed

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CITIZENS LIGHTING COMPANY OF OSWEGO,
application of:

listed ...

reviewed
COMPLAINTS,
as to price:

tabulated
reviewed

.10, 82

.84-96

21

481

493

497

503

558

500

COMPLAINTS, MISCELLANEOUS
COURT DECISIONS,
In re 80-cent gas act:

Consolidated Gas Company v. Julius M. Mayer, as Attorney-

General, et al.
Jacob Richman, Respondent, v. Consolidated Gas Co. of New

York, Appellant
Ike I. Schneider, Respondent, v. New Amsterdam Gas Co. and

Central Trust Co. of New York, Appellants...
In re Act establishing Commission :

The People of the State of New York ex rel. The Albany Electric

Illuminating Co, and The Municipal Gas Co. v. The Commis-

sion of Gas and Electricity.
The Potsdam Light & Power Co., Respondent, v. The Village

of Potsdam, et al., Appellants....
Negligence cases:

Timothy Cadigan, Appellant, v. Glens Falls Gas & Electric Light

Co., Respondent
Nathan W. Horning, Respondent, v. Hudson River Telephone

Co., et al., Appellants...
Mary L. Witmer, as Admx., etc., of Loren T. Witmer, Deceased,

Respondent, v. Buffalo & Niagara Falls Electric Light &

Power Co., Appellant .
Sylvester Jones, Respondent, v. The Union Railway Co., Ap-

pellant ...
Anna C. Morhard, as Admx., Respondent, v. The Richmond Light

& R. R. Co., Appellant.....
Mary Hammerschmidt, Respondent, v. Municipal Gas Co., Ap-

pellant ..
In re subways:

The People ex rel. New York Electric Lines Company v. Com-

missioner of Water Supply, Gas & Electricity of City of

New York, et al. ....
In the matter of the application of Long Acre Light & Power

Co. for space in subway of Consolidated Telegraph & Eleo-

trical Subway Co......
The People of the State of New York ex rel. West Side Electric

Co. v. Consolidated Telegraph & Electrical Subway Co......
In re legislative regulation of rates :

Brooklyn Union Gas Co, v. The City of New York..

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536

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