Congressional Edition Volume 3270

Congressional Edition Volume 3270

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... Dodge. Don't yon think that is too much. You will find here a report of the State of Massachusetts. I have also a report of the investigation made in the State of New York in which they give the standard and the cost. Not only that, but the Washington Gas Company asked the Senate committee to send for Mr. Vanderpool, of Newark, N. J., to bring him here as an expert to sbow in reference to the cost of gas. It happened that Mr. Vanderpool had read a paper which was laid before the committee. I found a copy of that in which he went on to show, as stated in the report, that gas could be made at 35 cents, with coal. Mr. McEhenny says that gas can be made cheaper from naphtha than with coal, and this is why the change was made. That may be found in the Gaslight Journal, vol. 1, p. 10. The Chairman. That is gas in the holder! Mr. Dodge. Yes. He spoke about 8 cents for coke, though it sells readily for 10. They could use tar for fuel, showing that they could dispose readily of their residual products at good prices. The cost of distribution is 40 per cent of the cost of production, as given by two good authorities. Here is the statement of the cost of gas given by the two best authorities in the United States. The cost in England is mentioned as 25 pence, or 51 cents, and in this country it is stated at 50 cents. Mr. Cooper. Do those estimates include the value of plant or interest on the investment? Mr. Dodge. I suppose so. I take it that it would not be a fair statement without that. Mr, Harmer. Have you any knowledge as to whether that is or is not included? Mr. Dodge. I have not. The writer would hardly have put that in a book without giving all the cost. The Chairman. Have you anything else to say? Mr. Dodge. There are several other papers...show more

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  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 916g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236561821
  • 9781236561824