--An exchange paper gives the following timely advice to gas consumers:
"The time has arrived when a little attention paid to gas meters will save a world of trouble when cold weather attacks them.
If people would pay as much attention to these indispensable articles as they ordinarily do to a bushel of potatoes or a barrel of apples, no trouble would be experienced.
A box to inclose the meter, with a lining of straw, or rags or sawdust, or even an old bed quilt, wrapped and tied around it, will keep the frost away, and save the temper of the household on many otherwise trying occasions.
There is no more disagreeable adjunct to housekeeping than to go home at night and find the gas frozen up and a sickly tallow dip stuck in a tumbler lighting the supper table.
If upright men may be excused for indulging in profanity on any occasion, this is the one above all others.-- Take warning, then, and protect your meters."