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THE BLOOD COST OF JOY RIDING
Eight years ago 16 persons lost their lives within the limits of Chicago
because of automobile accidents.
Six months ago, 18; five years ago, 28; four years go, 52; three years'
ago, 75; two years ago, 98; last year, 136. "
In four years, the number of non-fatal automobile accidents in Chicago
increased -from 998 in 1910 to 2,029 last year.
This is a larger toll of life and suffering, than was exacted on the rail
roads in 'that city in that 'period. Is the same ratio true of the entire
country? , , ' ,
Wouldn't it be worth our "while to know? Oughtn't there to be as care
ful a census of the mishaps from the gas engine as we now have of accidents
in locomotion by steam?
Of course these figures aren't anything against the automobile, any
more than the interstate commerce commission's statistics of railroad ac
cidents are against continuing to ride by rail.
But if we cared to compile and study them carefully, we might learn
more quickly how to secure safety first.
You -notice how those deaths are increasing. r
Some 4ay they'll beso many that folks 'will get scared.
Common folks, we mean, the folks who are run over.
What will happen thenwe wonder?
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HER REPROOF i! ' PLAINLY SHE DIDN'T
.."Marry me, or I will put a bullet
through my head."
"How so, vandal?"
"Threatening to spoil so much rare
He I have to thank you for a
very pleasant dance.
She (whose toes have been stepped
on) Oh, well, I'm glad somebody en
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