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y 1 fatal combination?
* gasoline am) chamois skin
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Garage men, beware. Autoists, attention.
'J!.ere is ckath in the Chamois
strai.ur. Whenever you filter gasoline
through chamois you arc playing hide
rnd seek with one of the deadliest com- ;
binatior.s 1 nown to man?electricity and
gasoline.
If y<>ur -ank is under the seat, be care- j
ful when you till it. If you are not. you ;
will be a? fco'ish as the man who looks \
for a gas leak with a lighted candle, j
Never strain gasoline through a
chamois. Now, we will tell you why it :
is dangerous.
Gasohne and chamois do not get i
I
alonff. Thev are "incompatibles."
, Let us assume that you are about to 1
j.11 your tank The funnel is in the noz- j
zle. A chamois strainer is in the fun-j
nel. The gasoline is turned on and as )
it pours through the chamois it gen- !
erates static electricity. Static electric- i
ity may be defined as elctricity that is !
at rest. ;
It is an agent neither of construction I
nor des ruction, so long as nothing is j
done to unleash it. Unleash it. know-j
ingly or unknowingly, by brushing a,
clumsy linger against a natural law j
and you will have to deal with the most,
diabolical physical agent known, a force
that destroys with the quickness of
lightning.
Static electricity, as we have said, is
now in the funnel. The funnel is
charged with it. So long as the funnel
fits securely into the mouth of the
tank, thus creating a "ground," you are
i
saie. t
Now, for the sake of excitement, let
us assume that you did not allow the
funnel to rest inside the nozzle of your
tank, as the gasoline seeped through
the chamois skin. Either yourself or
some one else held the funnel in midair,
or it rested free on the sides of
the tank. No ground was formed.
p . We have seen that gasoline, a volatile '
substance, passing through chamois
forms static electricity, which charges
the funnel. When the amount of electricity
is sufficient to produce a jump
spark, that spark, following the inevitable
law of electricity attraction,jumps
to the nearest "ground," which is your j
* tank. In doing so it must pass across j
the opening between the end of the fun-!
nel and the edge of the tank through :
which gasoiine vapor is rising. Sud- j
denly there is a violent discharge, like
that of lightning, which is. after all, a
gigantic jump'spark. All those in close
relation- are, as-ft were, struck by lightning.
!
Many have been burned and scarred
for life through ignorance of this fiend
of electricity. ^Many more, it is sad to
relate, have been measured out on their
last cool bed. No one was able to tell
li
Has Lars
c?
of any car below $
handsomest and m<
> Let us prove it tc
Come, find out for yourself vc
best car on the market under Si00
for rough, country roads."??'E
appearance."?wonder for ecc
Recall that this is a six-cylii
carries five comfortably?and yiel
gas. We believe that in satisfying
A. J. HOL
>Vhitmire,
| "SHOES
^ Preserve tlie leather and mak?
polishes ccatain no acid and w
ij-i-j-jrj-j-jijijil-jijjr comkin,-; !:~uid and past * in a i
effo*? y.oduc o a lasti
The F. F. Dalley Co.
W Mmmm- m
ju>t why they c'.ieu.
The moral t<> be '.crived from this i
article is this: I)> not put gasoline
through chamois skin. But if you will
insist on taking chances, be sure that J
you have a "ground" on it. by seeing !
that the funnel touches the opening of {
thp trmk. Be doubly sure that voti take i
this precaution.
Fire department statistics of many
cities show that an overwhelming percent
of auto fires arc caused by using
chamois with gasoline?a fatal combination.
i .
We are indebted to Francis R. and \
Fred 0. Henderson, truck manufacturers
of North Cambridge. Glass., who
have furnished us with the information
that prompts this article. Bitter i
experience has recently been theirs?an
experience that nearly deprived them of '
son and nephew. Bound to learn the ,
reason of this casualty, as well as of !
I
four fataltics in the city of Boston dur- j
ing the past year, from an identical ,
cause, the two brothers searched for a j
clue that might lead to the overthrow |
of this wierd genii of destruction, bv
I
dragging him into the light where men ;
could see. know and evade him. After I
diligent study and almost constant :
thought they pried up the truth which i
we have related here.
It might not be out of place in this i
article to state that thousands of peo- j
pie do not know that the vapor rising j
from gasoline, when mixed with the !
atmosphere in proper proportions, is
one of the most dangerous explosives.
?Timken Magazine.
ORDER FOR CHICK SPRINGS
TO SHOW CAUSE WHY
A RECEIVER SHOULD
NOT BE APPOINTED'
Spartanburg, Feb. 26.?Judge Thomas
S. Scase today signed an order requir- j
ing the Chick Springs company to show {
cause why a receiver should not be ap- !
pointed, the order being returnable be j
fore Judge H. F. Rice March I.
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STIEFF
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POPULAR
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list
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iasily handled."?''Attractive in
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nder car?112-inch wheelbase? j ]
ds over 20 miles to tSe gallon of J i
qualities it cxceis e ,c.rv other car. I {
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5 your shoes last longer. Thes? j
ill not crack the leather. They Egl
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ng chine.
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HUE AT VERDI'N FORI REf(
TREMBLES IM>KK SHOCK
tectonic foothex scrge
FORWARD IWDER COVER OF
HEAVY RAIN OF PROJECTILES
1
Verdun, greatest ot French fortresses *
and widely considered virtually impreg- r
nable. is trembling under an attack of J
unprecedented violence, which already I
:s declared by the Germans to have i
breached the outer defenses at one point I
:md driven back the French defenders ,
upon their inner lines in other sec- J
tors.
: I he French war office, in its latest ;
official statement, describes the battle ;
around Fort Don Aumont, one of the?
outlyir.s: forts of Verdun, as desperate, I
but makes no actual admission of the jj
capture of theMort by the Germans as I
clnimed in the official communication |
issued at Berlin.
Fort Don Aumont. says the French 2
cfitdmpnt ic nn nrlvnnro element of the d
....... ^ t
old defensive organization of Verdun fortress.
The statement goes on to say
that the position captured Saturday I
morning by the Germans after several I
fruitless assaults, was recaptured again {
by French troops, who succeeded in ad- jj
\ancing bevond iliac point and have'.
. . . jj
maintained their ground. The position j
referred to is not clearly denned.
HOLD OFF ATTACKERS.
Heavy bombardments by the Germans
to the cast and west of the Meuse were |
met by vigorous counter-attacks -and |
the French have resisted the attempts
of the Germans to capture Champneu- J
ville and La Cote de Poivre (Pepper
J
Hill), two positions of strategic importance.
J
Late dispatches from Paris say that
utmost confidence is felt there in the
ability of the French troops to with-.
stand the German assaults and in some
f -L- 1 4.4.1,* I
quarters a continuation 01 me ucuuc
centering around Verdun for the next
two weeks is looked for.
Under the eyes of the emperor the
German infantry has advanced to the i
charge on both sides of the salient i
wherein lies 'Verdun and, according to
Berlin, has stormed and taken the outlying
fort of Don Aumont, northeast of
the fortress, while on the plain of the
Wovre to the east and southeast it -has
swept hack the French lines and broken
their resisting power along a wide front, j
forcing them to retreat with the Ger- !
mans in pursuit. !
The crown prince's armies engaged in
the terrific battle have had their way
^lasted out for them, according to correspondents
near the scene, by what is
said to be the greatest concentration of
artillery lire known to history, in
which the monster guns of the Germans
and i.Austrians. brought from the Servian
and Russian fronts, have p'ayed an im- !
I,
portant part. ,
PRESS DOWN THE ME USE.
With this mighty aid, the infantry has
pushed down the valley of the Meuse,
gained the hills southwest of Louve
f
rnont, not more than four miles trom ,
the fortress, and carried fortified po- j
sitions to the east. Berlin declares the .~v
1
Brandenburg regiments particularly
:-i?j in storminu
iisunguisncu uk.iiisv.iivu w
Fort Dou Aumont. .
While this was going on the-.Gerni_i j
n the Woevre were assailing the French
ine on the eastern side of the salient,
[he two operations being designated to
>ush in the sides of the protecting front,
i bucking process which if kept up
ivould soon result in the fall of the
tortress. 'The French, however, are defending
their stronghold with notable '
:enacity, and, according to various ac- j
rounts, inflicting terrible losses on the j
attacking forces. Paris has not conced- |
^ A iimAn t Q 1- /
:d the iail oi i-'ort uuu .nm.vu,
:hough admitting that the lighting there ,
:iad taken on an extremely sanguinary (
;haracter, and it only mentions the Woe- J
i re region in an announcement that the !
advanced posts held for observation , ^
purposes along the line from Ornes to j1
Elennemont have been attacked by the j .
German infantry. The German attacks!
* . )
along the from are declared by Paris j 1
to be made without regard to the losses ]
sustained.
EVENTS IN THE EAST.
Notwithstanding the concentration of j
attention upon the great struggle of the : ^
Western front, the current dispatches ,
show that events of considerable inter- f
e?t. while not comparable in importance ]
lo those around Verdun are happening '
in other war theatres. I'
From Persia comes the Russian an- j
riouna-mcnt that the important city of ]
Kermanshah has been taken by storm '
by Russia's forces. Recent Petrograd
... f
advices have indicated an expectation that
the southern movement of this
Russian army might eventually link it j
with the British operation in neighboring
Mesopotamia. The advance to
<.1^ T?ii2tinn roTumn !
ivermansiuui pia\-cs mv
within 150 miles of Kutel-Amara on the ,
Tigris, near which a British force is at
present stalled on its march to the relief
of Gen. Townshend's beleaguered army .
there. j
In Albania the Austrians are evident- j
ly having things all their own way. par-1
ticularly in the territory as far south !
as Durazzo. An official statement !s- j
Ij? I
f I STYLEPH
II
111 :
Ij We believe in
I manufacturers
8 never changing
9 and with the sa-s
| better tailoring.
ISTYLL
CLOTF
are the result of
II idea and excell
| And volume ma
low profit.
All wool fabrics,
1 J. H. SI
OPERA HOUSE!"
Thurs. March 2nd.!
ANN MURDOCK j
HHH::
HP" ANN MURDOCiC ''11
W IN A SCENE FROM : |
llllCAPTAIN ^ilKSil i
IN
"CAPrAIN JINKS
of the Horse Marines"
111 ii LA
SOOD EYESIGHT AND
T?T/\r>T/TI4 A XTOTTTD I
jUUL? W \^nJVlVl/\i> onii
)ften go hand in hand. The
workman who is handicap-'
ped by defective vision is often
unconsciously limiting
lis opportunities for advance
nent.
If your work requires the
concentrated use of your
jyes for long periods at a
Lime, be sure that your eyesight
is ail that it should be.
If you need glasses, by all
Tieans get them at once.
Neglect of your eyes will
show in the pay envelope.
3 f IFANS ft MlWPANVls
L. v* u v/uiui xu'x
Jewelers and Opticians
sued in Rome admits the evacuation of 1
t
Durazzo by the Italians, who recently
were reported to have been defeated on ^
the outskirts of the city by the Austrians.
? pi
Tbe Herald and News one year for j
51. This offer is open to old of new'
subscribers and is good until Marcfo. 1. it;
!
Why we sell || j
JS CLOTHES $17.00 |
There's a Reason I
the policy behind them. The I
specialized on this suit of t one j I
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price. 1 LIKZy K. Ul UU w i. vvaw
rings put in better fabrics and j I
ffeus $17.00 II
centering a business upon one ||
ing at it. That brings volume. ||
kes it oossible to do business at f i
skilful tailoring, guaranteed wear for $17.
UMMER & CO. |
UBBHWWM?MWW??I |i
BHnHnHHHHHBHHHHHBBHiB
Notice to all Automobile Owners
On March 1 st we will sell supplies
and do repair work only for
strictly cash. This will mean that
we will he able to do your work
cheaper, and will he a saving in
your supplies.
We both appreciate the business
that all Auto. Owners have
nii ion iiv nnd in p. assure vou that
V WI ? ? ? w w ?? ? ? ? ^ _
you u>iM like cash business better
after you get accustomed to it.
MOWER'S GARAGE, LowerMain St.
7
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SUMMER'S GARAGE, Upper Main St
QUALITY SEAT COVERS
For All Automobiles
Preserve your upholstering and protect it
from hot, penetrating, cracking sun rays. From
- - * j \ -"i j
damaging soaking s wJien it rains, cars ana uogs,
from grease off your own hands, or the hands of
the garage man. You can sell your car to better
advantage, after two years service, because the
upholstering is in fine shape. v
CTAD TU AT I IT A If in V/Mir fr*n Wp
J1 WI Hint juur&Ai> 111 J VUi. W^/? ww |
manufacture new coverings for tops for all cars.
Just slip new covering over old bows.
WRITE FOR PRICES
M. I. McAVOY CO.
RACINE, WIS.
EWBERRY WINS AGAIN; NOT AFTER GOVERNORSHIP
WOFFORD THE YICTDI
Washington, Feb. 26.?Congressman
, , James F- Byrnes, when asked about a
CnorfonKnrfT Pph 2>.?Newberry de
?(fc/- _
statement in The News and Courier of
:ated Wofford's crack basketball team yester<Jay jn refefence to ^ ^
ere tonight by a score of 32 to 29. This urged as a candidate for governor, said
its Newberry in. line, for the cham- that he had no idea of becoming so, but
ionship with Presbyterian college as would be a candidate to succeed him
. , self in congress.
s only nvaL
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