GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHTING.
H. S. Sands and Q. S. McKinney of Fairmount, G. C. Sturgess and others have incorporated the Morgantown (W. Va.) Electric Light and Power Company, with a capital stock of $100,000.
The Edison Electric Light, Heat and Power Company has petitioned the city council of Wheeling, W. Va., for authority to lay underground wires in Wheeling. It proposes, if the privilege is granted, to construct a system to cost about $500,000.
The city of Carrollton, Ga., has purchased for $6400 and will operate the electric light plant of Henry Lanier.
The Taylor (Tex.) FUectric Light, Gas and Power Company has been organized to erect an electric light plant at a cost of $20,000. Contract has been let. E. W. Pike of Chicago, Ill., is president ; J. E. Tucker, vice-president, and E. L. Welch, secretary. The company has obtained charter ; capital stock, $40,000.
Efforts are being made for the erection of an electric light plant in Chase City, Va. T. D. Jeffress can give information.
The City Electric Light Company of Charlestown, W. Va., has contracted with the Warfield Electric Manufacturing Company of Baltimore, Md., for the installation of its electric light plant.
A note from Austin, Tex., says: “ D. C. McMartin of Des Moines, la.; Richard Snell of Kansas City, Mo., and William Metzgar of Illinois have leased the city’s railroad to the dam. The lessees agree to equip the road with electricity within six months after notice of the city’s readiness to furnish electric power.”
The Salem (Va.) Street Railway Company will, it is stated, soon commence building the electrical railroad previously reported.
It is reported from Wilmington, N. C., that arrangements have been made for changing the motive force of the Wilmington Street Railway from horses to electricity.