Issue 26 and Volume 36.

DANGERS OF GASOLENE The increasing number of fires and explosions from the use and storage of gasolene has at last begun to attract the notice of fire chiefs and others in a way that gives promise of some practical results following. It is true that in most of our large cities and towns there are ordinances as to its storage, sale and use, and true, also, that, if these were rigorously acted up to, the destruction of life and property from that source would be lessened. Unfortunately, however, like too many other statutes in the United States, the law in this Case seems to have been made simply to be broken, for which reason a week never passes without some more or less disastrous proofs of the perils arising from gasolene being recorded. The great trouble about its use is that so many people are ignorant of its deadly properties.…

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