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THE DAY BOOK
N. D. COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLI8HKR.
BOO S. FJSOIUA ST. CHICAGO. I re
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United States and .Canada, JS.9U a
Entered as aecond-elasa matter April
. 1914. at the poitofflc at Chlcuro.
111., under the Act of March 3, li?J.
Three women found dead in their
chairs about a gas stove in a small
closed sitting room in an Ohio town
were the first victims of carbon mon
oxide poisoning this fall. '.
The women had gathered for a
quiet chat, with sewing in hand, and
the gas from the stove had put them
into a stupor which ended in death,
Many persons will die thus need
lessly and without warning before
spring comes again.
The tragedies will be due in most
instances to the use of gas stoves
which are not connected with a flue,
or to the use of gas heaters in nn-
ventilated rooms, or to the use of
Irubber pipes or other temporary con
nections which break easily, or
which may be accidentally discon
nected. Even a small quantity of carbon
monoxide vmay prove' fatal. When
inhaled it combines with the red col
oring matter of the blood in such a
way that it prevents the absorption
of oxygen. One per cent of it in the
air will kill a horse in two minutes.
The symptoms of carbon monox
ide poisoning are headaches, dizzi
ness and nausea. Persons who sleep
in unventilated rooms often wonder
why they have some of these symp
toms in the morning. Their head
aches would disappear if they would
throw open the windows of their
bedrooms every night
Gas beaters are often installed in
bathrooms without outside connec
tions. And at this season of the year
a small gas stove is sometimes set
up temporarily to take the chill from
a part v of the house. When these
things are handled carelessly, trage
dies may result
Most towns have fairly good laws
governing the sale of gas heaters
which are dangerous, but in spite of
the regulations, thoughtless persons,
women who are too busy to Btop to
think, and uninformed or irresponsi
ble persons manage somehow to mis
use gas as a fuel at a terrible risk of
their own and others' lives.
Do not use a-gas stove without
Be sure that the flue does not get
Have a "fresh air crack" in the
window or door of every room in
which a gas heater is burning.
HUGHES NEWlHONE NUMBER
AFTER NOV. 7
' WILSON 1.
By Harry Stahl.
The principal parts of speech are
knowing when to cease.
SLIM CHANCE HER.E
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