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TRANSPORTATION CORPORATIONS LAW.
An Act to amend the transportation corporations law.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:
Sections 160 to 163, both inclusive, of the transportation corporations law are repealed.
The several parts and sections of the transportation corporations law corresponding to those hereafter specified are amended to read as follows:
CHAPTER XL OF THE GENERAL LAWS.
THE TRANSPORTATION CORPORATIONS LAW.
2. Navigation corporations. (S$ 10–13.)
11. Navigation between additional ports.
13. Ferries unauthorized. 1 $ 70. Price of gas.- In any city in this state having 2 a population of one hundred thousand and not exceeding 3 five hundred thousand, according to the census of the United 4 States taken in the year 1890, no corporation or person 5 shall charge for illuminating gas a sum to exceed two 6 dollars per thousand cubic feet; and in any city having a 7 population of over five hundred thousand and not exceediug 8 twelve hundred and fifty thousand, according to such census, 9 a sum to exceed one dollar and fifty cents per thousand cubic 10 feet; and in any city having a population of over twelve 11 hundred and fifty thousand, according to such census, the 12 sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per thousand cubic 13 feet. 14 Such gas shall have an illuminating power of not less 15 than twenty sperm candles, of six to the pound, and 16 burning at the rate of one hundred and twenty grains of 17 spermaceti per hour, tested at a distance of not less than 18 one mile from the place of manufacture, by a burner 19 consuming five cubic feet of gas per hour, and shall 20 comply with the standard of purity now or hereafter 21 established by law. In any district or ward of any city 22 containing over one million of inhabitants, separated 23 from the main portion thereof by a stream or other 24 natural boundary, any gas-light corporation may charge 25 a price not to exceed one dollar and sixty cents per 26 thousand cubic feet, but such corporation shall not 27 charge a greater price in the city where its main works 28 shall be situated than in such district or ward. 29 This section shall not be construed to permit any such 30 corporation or person to increase the price charged for gas 31 where such price is now fixed or limited by law. L. 1890, ch. 505.