Leadership

GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTING.

Issue 3 and Volume 8.

GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTING. —The Malden (Mass.) Electric Company has been in successful operation for fully five years. In 1888 it was reorganized with a capital stock of $100,000, which has now been increased to $150,000, and the streets of the towns of Melrose, Medford, Everett and the city of Malden are well lighted by the company, besides furnishing lights for many stores. —A company has been organized recently, which makes it its chief business to rent electric light apparatus to vessels entering the Suez Canal, thus reducing the average passage from thirty-eight hours to twenty-three hours. The dynamo and other machinery are put on board a vessel and set up ready for use in two hours and removed after the passage through the canal has been made. —At Burning Springs, W. Va., a gas well has been sunk; it is said to be the largest flowing well ever struck…

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