Issue 17 and Volume 38.

DANGER FROM NATURAL GAS. State Fire Marshal Hy. D. Davis, of Ohio says regarding the misinterpretation of some of his warnings: “It has teen brought to the notice of the fire marshal that detached sentences from the warnings issued against fire dangers are being used to promote selfish ends. The most flagrant instance is one in which a fact about the danger from gas leaking from defective mains is made the basis for a statement that the State fire marshal protests against the use of natural gas. In speaking of the danger from gas, in defective mains under the street, filtering through the earth into cellars, an eminent authority on gas leakage was correctly quoted as saying: The most dangerous characteristic of this filtered gas is that it has little or no odor. None of the gases composing it carries any smell of its own. it is a rattlesnake which…

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