By Louis D. Brandeis, Melvin I. Urofsky, David W. Levy
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Under that act the capital was limited to $15,12 ,600, and the price of gas within one year after consolidation was to be reduced to 90 cents. The Sliding Scale bill of 1906 provided that the Gas Company could not pay a dividend of more than 7 per cent. upon its capital unless or until one year after it had reduced the price of gas below 90 cents, and that its dividends might then be increased in the proportion of one per cent. for each 5-cent reduction in the price of gas. At the time the Sliding Scale act was passed the Company was paying 8 per cent.
Joanne Dodd, Kay Richards, and Sharon Kiefer submitted to numerous questions with unusual good grace. Typists who worked on this volume are Faye M. Moore, Susanne Foehrenbach, Arlene F. Steinberg, and Ellen Arshansky. We also thank, for various secretarial and clerical help, Janne Goldbeck, Tere Behrman, and Kevin G. Hunt. Norwig DeBye and Thomas L. Owens assisted us in our research. We are grateful to the libraries, individuals, and publishers that have granted us permission to reprint these letters, or that have provided us with photographs.
Three generous grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, given at the beginning of this undertaking, were indispensable in the early stages of work on this volume. We are most grateful for the support of the Endowment and for the many considerations and kindnesses shown to us by its directors and staff. A timely grant from the National Historical Publications Commission made it possible to publish this volume on schedule. The Commission, under the directorship of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, has been most understanding and considerate of our needs.