Issue 4 and Volume 8.

GAS & ELECTRIC LIGHTING. —The Brush Electric Light Company of Baltimore, Md., lately reported as to enlarge its plant, has contracted with the Westinghouse Electric Company for alternating current machinery for 3000 lights. —At the meeting of the New York gas commission on Wednesday it was voted to pay the electric light companies thirty-five cents per lamp each night until January 1, 1891. The price is the same as that paid last year, and 627 lamps will be lighted. Commissioner of Public Works Gilroy was empowered to make terms with the companies for the few remaining lamps, if satisfactory prices can be obtained. After January 1, 1891, new contracts will be made for the lighting of the city. —The executive committee of the Newport (R. I.) Improvement Association has decided to raise $30,000 for the proposed new route of the electric cars to the bathing beach; $20,000 to be paid…

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