A Tale of One City

The New Birmingham - Papers Reprinted from the 'Midland Counties Herald'

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Author: Thomas Anderton
Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,592 / 119 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.2
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 518
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8240
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History
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s direction if the Corporation had not become dealers in gas and water on their own terms, viz., no competition allowed. Some self-constituted prophets shook their heads and said that before the gas debt was paid off gas would literally have "gone out" as a general illuminant. Before the eighty-five years allowed for the redemption of the capital invested in the gas have elapsed a good many things may certainly happen. So far, however, gas is not extinguished, but is in increased demand, and even water is believed to have a future.

With regard to the water purchase, however, a good deal of opposition was offered on special grounds. Having purchased the waterworks undertaking the Corporation were, of course, desirous to make it pay. To buy the thing was a blunder in the eyes of some, to let it be a source of loss would have been a crime. Consequently, it became necessary to force the water supply business, and the municipal authorities went about it in a way that pressed hardly sometimes and provoked no

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