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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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CHICAGO HOLDS RECORD FOR AUTO DEATHS
FIGURES SHOW WINDY CITY WORST OFF
New York, Sept. 25. More peo
ple have been killed and injured by
autombiles on streets .of American
cities during this year than in all the
Zeppelin raids on England. Chicago
is the leader with more than 200
deaths between Jan. 1 and Sept 1.
New York runs second.
These figures, compiled on reports
from a score of cities, are based upon
police records, which show a con
stantly growing death list as a result
of automobile accidents, despite im
proved traffic laws.
In the cities from which reports
were available, figures up to Sept 1"
show that a total of 1,040 persons
have been killed and more than 8,000
injured. Only partial lists of injured
were received and it is possible that
the complete toll would show almost
double this number.
In Zeppelin raids on England to
date about 368 have been killed and
870 wounded in two years. -
Police "reports show 158 persons
killed and 4,484 injured on the streets
of New York up to Sept 1.
Chicago records show 205 killed,
while Philadelphia reports 88.
In Detroit 63 were killed and 2,715
injured up to Sept. 1, as compared
with 31 killed and 2,005 injured dur
ing the same period last year. Los
Angeles reports 57 killed and Colum
bus, O., 40.
In many cities heavy penalties are
being inflicted for driving a car while
intoxicated and other remedial meas
ures are being considered.
Reports of fatalities and injuries
in cities other than those already
mentioned follow:
San Francisco, 38; St Louis, 37
killed; Cleveland, 30; state of Iowa,
30 killed, 400 injured; Des Moines,
15 killed; Denver, 26 killed, 524 injur
ed; Milwaukee, 21killed;Washington,
19; Portland and Seattle, 8 each; St.
Paul and Minneapolis, 7; Dallas, 5
killed, 37 injured; Topeka, Kan., 5;
Kansas City 5. In some cities de
tailed figures were not available.
LABOR LEADERS PLAN FOR
NEW YORK WALKOUT
NewYork, Sept 25. Labor lead
ers today worked out details of plans
for walkout of union workers which
they expected to occur next Wednes
day. Public meanwhile looks hopefully
to sessions o fstate board of equali
zation and arbitration, starting to
morrow, at which an attempt wilrte
made7 to adjust differences of bosses
and carmen. '
Trades unions numbering 115, with
about 150,000 members, already have
voted to stop work Wednesday in
support of carmen.
Labor leaders today estimated
350,000 would walk out, explaining it
is not their intention to bring out all
union workers.
Milk wagon drivers struck today.
- New York, Sept. 25. Car strike
may extend tooutlying towns in New
York state and New Jersey. Pickets
from central labor body are watch
ing L and subway stations to see if
union men are riding. Boycott on
cars to widen.
HUGHES CAN'T TALK, SO. HE'S
PARADEP BEFORE PUBLIC
Dayton, O., Sept. 25: C. E.
Hughes brought policies into, Buck
eye state today, beginning three-day
oratorical marathon. Because his
throat is still inflamed and his vocal
chords frayed nominee's physician
forbade any out-of-door speech here
in Dayton. Local committee made
up for lack of speech from candidate
by program which sought to show
him off to populace frommorn till
night
"Hughes plans to make tariff and
Americanism main themes in Ohio
speeches during next few days.

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