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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 18, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta #agbkig!it. IMP. LKTflHRIDr.E 1MILY HKRAUi SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 1917 Garage Gossip [Exhaust Echoes NEWS OF THE WORLD With the Motorists of South Alberta ENGLISH FORCED TO USE COAL CAS IN AUTOS DUE TO LACK OF PETROL In l'.r.i'..i gasoline situation is 50 ncntc flint loal pas-that sort that Is burned for Illumination-is now bring used for nreyelling automobiles. Imagine n Fori! equipped with tour uprights supporting .1 ylattonu -.m top. carrying a flexible ta? holder twelve feet long: the diameter, u>.-'\ fully inflated five feet, and filled with fore he will be inclined to go back to It. The only . disadvantage, to his mind. Is the sacrifice of the top deck in order to allow Hie holder ii. V.r carried, lie considers that with larger single deck bodies this dithculty will ri'gi�J itself. N Among the advantages in favor of gas. c.J:!''b stvwgly appeal to id. * * * lis : : : spake the road, with �\rlt in treth And a whirl of dust on Its spine: "I long tor the feel of the vanished lutrso ' That sped on this breast of mine: The laugh of the belle will! the red parasol, The youth with the bold black eye. I,o, customs must stale and habits much change. And the belles and the beaux must two hundred feet of gas. costing j Grimsby officials, aiv feet ot tiiu twelve cents, sufficient to run the car with five passengers seventeen miles ever give-and-take roads! The busses, so characteristic of English transportation (since litis they carried 750.000.000 persons. 90 per cent as much as the electric tramways and fio per cent, more than the j longer railroads) are reflecting the influence of and more particularly the shortage of gasoline. Mr. White of the Great Grimsby Street Railways company, according to the London Commercial Motor, states that "The-Daimler engine runs very smoothly on gns, accelerating with the same ease as. when running on petrol (gasoline), and its pulling powers with a full load, both on the level and on hills, are the same as when on petrol." Experiences with this vehicle has shown a reduction in fuel cost per mile run from 9 cents to 3 cents, with petrol at 52 cents per gallon and gas at CO cents per 1,000 cubic feet. It is reported that the Grimsby company is so well satisfied with the results on coal gas that it is quite possible this fuel will lie retained in preference to petrol when the supply returns to normal. Mr. White reckons that petrol will have to fall to 14 cents a gallon, or a reduction of "73 per cent, from the prevailing cost, he- mg: (1). The engine keeps cleaner than with petrol and the valves do not require grinding so frequently; (2) Choked jets, punctured floats and other carburetor troubles are eliminated; (l!) The lubricating oil in the engine keeps in better condition and lasts ingfi-i sire, prancing mare. The stride of her haughty Have vielded them in this Insolent \ day To the ru.-'u of the ruthless tiro. Alas for the roll of the carriage wheel! Alas for the friendly neigh! The automobile has honked an end To the vogue of the carriage day!" There is one trouble with the gns ( Thus spake the road! with mud in its holder-the fabric is sometimes worn [ teeth by its catching sharp projections. This \ ..\nd the rain of tears on Its spine: is particularly noticeable when the | "\ u>iir for the feet of the vanished container is confined within the usual top dei'k guard. The additional rubbing surface rapidly impairs the container by wearing out the fabric. Whereas England's supply of gasoline is dependent on her importations, the extensive deposits of coal allow unlimited quantities of electricity to be generated at a comparatively low-cost, and this fuel as an economic means of motive power has been appreciated in England, especially since the beginning of the war. The electric vehicle section. National Electric Light association, has authoritative statistics showing that the number of electric vehicles in operation in England ltas increased 5Sti per cent, in the last three years. It remains to be seen whether this new type of bus will be able to compete with the "electric." which is giving unusually satisfactory and economic service. horse That sped on this breast of mine!' -H. Stanley Haskins. I E PAST TO GET N. Y. LICENSE N'ew York motorists just npw are in i the midst of a period of peevishness over the new state law requiring driv- : ers there to have operator's licenses. Polks from Illinois who may be contemplating a trip to Broadway will have a share in this, for the law provides, among other things, that visit- j ing motorists who stay for more than ten days must take out such licenses : themselves. The natives, however, are disturbed : chiefly because, though the measure 1 �was passed by the state legislature, its operation was restricted for some reason to -Vew York city. Another cause for complaint is the things they have | to tell before they can get a license. t The application blank requires to know the age, color, se:;, height, color of eyes and color of hair of the applicant. The rest of the twenty ques- � tions asked are these: '. What type of motor vehicle do you '� desire to operate? ; How long have you operated motor j vehicles? \ How many miles (approximately) � have you operated motor vehicles? Are you familiar with the rules and the provisions of the motor vehicle law of the state of New Y'ork? Have you any mental or physical Incapacity or iftfirrnity of which you are aware, which would iu any way Interfere with the proper management and control by you of motor vehicles? Have you ever had an accident while operating a motor vehicle? If so, give particulars and state whether any injury resulted? Have you ever been granted a chauffeur's license in this state? If so, give year, badge number? Do you wear glasses? If so, in what resppct is your eyesight defective? Do yon use intoxicating liquors? If so. to what extent? Are you addicted to the use of morphine or other drugs? Have you ever been convicted of any crime under the laws of this or any other state, or the regulations, ordinances or laws of any city, town or village, relating to the use of motor vehicles upon the public highways? If so, give nature of offense. In what court convicted, date of conviction, penalty imposed? ' Give complete residence address. Give complete business address'. THE DIFFERENCE LITTLE CHANGE London. Aug. 17. (By.the A. P.)- \ There was little change this morning along the front of the .new British of-I fenslve begun yesterday morning in I Belgium. Several German counter � attacks were repulsed in the course . of the night and fighting is continued 1 with the entente allies holding ten-! aciously the positions which they se-i cured yesterday, aui carrying out con-j solldations. German troops last night made a determined attempt to recover a small section of the ground taken by the Canadians yesterday afternoon northwest of Lens, but ' three successive counter attacks were 'driven off with heavy losses to the enemy. The first counter attack on the Canadian centre made in the "Well. Malachi. I thmk vou're ' earl>" evening was an absolute failure. , , � About 0 o'clock the Germans again uilty. "An what makes your honor , forwaf(, ^ succeeded ,, p*8h. think that?" "These two men who; lnB back a {ew ailvanced posts, but you take the goods." j the Canadians subsequently moved forward and reoccupied the positions. T WATERTON LAKES (I'rom Our Own 'Conrsi>on