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THE 1916 TELEPHONE DIRECTORY I Will be on the presses 1 January 20, 1916 1 Please write any change or addresses that you desire under your name and either mail or hand to A. C. WILLIAMS, who may be found at the old telephone office. Juneau and Douglas Telephone System AUTOMOBILE FATALITIES WASHINGTON*. Jan. 3.?Is the deadliness of the automobile Increas ing: or decreasing? This question seems to be answered in a very conclusive manner by the Bureau of the Census. In making pub lic some preliminary mortality statis tics for the year 1914. which indicate that during the five years from 1909 to 1914 the number of automobiles ir. use in the United States increased more than twice as rapidly as the number of fatalities caused by them. At the close of 1909, according to figures compiled by the National Au tomobile Congress, of New York City, from state registration reports, due alowance being made for duplicate registration;, the number of automo bile* In use in the United States was approximately 200.000: by the close of 1913 it had risen to 1.270.000; and a year later, at the end of the year 1914. It was 1.730.000. In the meantime the number of deaths due to automobile accidents and Injuries Increased from 632 in the death-registration area in 1909, con taining 63 percent of the population of the United States, to 2.623 In the same area in 1914; and the Increase from 1913 to 1914, for the registration area as constituted In 1913, then con taining 65 percent of the population of the country, was from 2.48$ to 2,793. Thus a five-year Increase of 775 per cent?accepting as reliable the fig ures compiled by the National Auto mobile Chamber of Commerce?in i number of machines has been accom panied by an Increase of 135 percent in automobile fatalities; and a one year increase of 38 percent In number of machines has been accompanied by ; an increase of 12 percent in fatalitler. Perhaps a more reliable comparison from the statlclan's point of view, can be made between the increase In number of automobiles in use and the increase in the rate per 100.000 popu lation for deahts caused by them. This !s because, with a given number of machines In use in every given area, the fatalities due to them will tend to be proportional to the population of the area. When the comparison Is made on this basis. It appears that a five-year increase of 775 percent in number of machines has been accom panied by an increase of 238 percent ?from 1.2 to 4.3 per 100.000 popula tion?in the death rate resulting from automobile fatalities. Similarly, a one year increase of only 10 percent?3.9 to 4.3 per 100.000?in the death rate charged to them. One cause of this proportional de crease in the destructlveness of tho automobile is undoubtedly to be found in a reduction In average annual mil eage; but, after due weight !s given this factor, and a suitable margin is allowed for possible error resulting from inaccuracy in the estimated por tion of the automobile statistics, the figures still appear to furnish ample justification for the conclusion that the automobile today is being driven with more care and more regard for public safety than It was a few years ago. MRS. MILNES RESIGNS HER POSITION IN SCHOOL SKAGWAY. Jan. 11. ? Last Wed 1 nesday Mrs. Louise Milnes. who has been one of the teachers in the Skag way schools handed in her resignation to the Board of Education, effective at once. Mrs. William Bunting, who. as Miss Lalonde, taught In the school some years ago has accepted the appoint ment to fill the vacancy created by j the resignation of Mrs. Milnes for the balance of the year.?(Tho Alaskan.) REALTY DEED RECORDED A deed has been filed showing that George C. Burford has sold to lJ. W. Rummel. lot 11, block 2, Pacific | Coast Addition for $800.00. Let The Empire do your printing. 1 Who Fills Your | f PRESCRIPTIONS? jj t ;; J This Pharmacy haa enjoyed the 31 J confidence of the people of Ju- J! i neau for TWENTY YEARS. Our Policy 3: % To supply ONLY THE BEST ? I DRUG STORE GOODS AT THE % J LOWEST PRICES. 33 $ Bring Your Prescriptions 3! I Here. ? ? <> X t I Winn's Prescription i t Pharmacy i: ? 11S Second St. Phone 3 33 * + If 11 i ! AMONG THE THEATRES i I i , * f f ?? f JUNEAU ORPHEUM SAT?Jan. 15. "CHECKERS,"? a Five-reel drama of the race track. As a book and play it has delighted thousands of people. It is tho drama wonderful? full of stirring situations?a story of heart interest. Thmos W. Ross?as "Checkers," aud a strong cast of Broadway favorite;. "THE PROPERTY MAN," A Char ley Chaplin two-reel rocedy? com pletes the program. Chas. Chaplin? world's greatest film comedian?is at his best in this comedy. A laugh from beginning to end. Sunday and Monday?Jan. 16 and 17. "A ROYAL IM POSTER,"? Pathe hand-colored picture. Prince Ludwlg of Cravina is very wild?often goes on sprees that would reflect no cred it on the good name of the regning family?He has a servant Enrico who so strongly resembles him that when he leaves the palace he dresses vthe servant In his clothes so that his ab sence will not be noticed. A pretty peasant girl?but come and see this wonderful picture for the rest of the 3tory. Two shows nightly. Admis sion 10 and 25 cents. A comedy featuring Sidney Drew? jntltled "The Hair of Her Head," is i scream. Coming?"THE MELTING POT"? featuring Walker Whiteside and Val jntino Grant ???? SPRING FETE The Ladies' Guild of Trinity church ire planning to give the people of luneau a treat on the evening of May Day next. The various features will >e announced later. CARL C. JOHNSON, Of EMPIRE STAff, HERE WITH BRIDE Carl C. Johnson, a popular member of the Empire mechanical staff, re turned from Seattle this morning? with a br.'do, who was Miss Edna Mar garet Erlckson of Seattle. Ah a result The Empire Is with difficulty getting to press today, the entire staff having had to choose between wading through rice and old shoes, partaking of de licious wedding cake, and getting to work. The ceremony took place Monday evening, January 10, at 7:30 p. m.. at the home of the brlde'B parents. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Erlckson, 6016 First Avenue Northwest, Scattlo, the Rov. H. A. Stub, pastor of tho Em, Luth eran Church officiating. Following tho ceremony, which was witnessed i by tho members of tho two families only, a wedding supper was served at tho bride's home and Mr. and Mrs. Johnson motored to tho steamship Ad miral Evans, which left Seattle for Juneau at 9 o'clock. The bride was born In Seattle, where her parents have resided for thirty years. Sho and Mr. Johnson wero schoolmntOB. and their marriage Is the outcome of an association ex tending over many years. Sho Is tal ented and popular and was promi nent In the school sho attended at Seattle. Tho bridegroom has been In the employ of The Emplro since the newspaper was founded by Governor Strong four years ago, and Is one of the paper's mainstays. He resided In Cordova a short tlmo beforo ho came here. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will be at home after February 10, at the B. C. Delzelle residence In Dlstin Avenue. CARPENTERS' UNION DIES IN JUNEAU BEFORE BIRTH ?? The carpenter's union of Juneau has died aborning. The expected local was killed last night at a rous ing meeting of the saw and hammer men held In the dining room of the Clrclo City Hotel. There were over seventy present at lust night's meeting when It was called to order. Almost Immediately !t was intimated by various speakers that there were reefs ahead for the -arpenters who had signed an agree ment to Join a union. After a dozen speakers were heard, tho motion was put, that In view of this fact, the carpenters who signed tho agreement rc3c'nd all former ac ?lon. Not a voice peeped "no." Then matters took another turn. Tho con tractors of tho city stated they would 'orm an association and would agree to pay sixty cents an hour scale. Fol lowing the carpenter's meeting the various contractors took steps toward 'ormlng a real association. George C. Burford, chairman of the committee to consult bus'nessmen and mining men with reference to the car penters' situation, said at the meeting 'hat the mining men were willing to support the carpenters of Juneau who were good workmen, and would pay ?op-notch wages, and did not Intend to cut prices where tho work would stand all tests, but they did object to having to pay $6.00 a day for carpen ters' helpors. Tho rarpenters who signed a paper for a local organization voted against unionizing, many declaring they did net know that It was n union being formed. ? ? > *?? + ?????? + ?????? ? 4 * Personal Mention + + + 4 + *4 + 4 4-4 + 4 + + 4 + + 4 4 Alex H. McDonald agent for the \laska Steamship Co.. at Seward, was tho guest of W. S. Wagner, of Wag nes'r Cafe, during the stay of the Northwestern In port last night. Messrs. McDonald and Wagner are old-time friends. C. Thull of Thane came Into Ju neau last night to meet his wife, a passenger on the Despatch. They reg istered at the Gastlncau. Judge L. T. Erwin left for Cordova on the Northwestern enrouto Into Fairbanks over the trail. F. Lantron, of the Perseverance, Is registered at the Alaskan. L. P. and M. L Davl3. retired lum bermen of Bremerton, Wash, have arrived In tho city looking for a busi ness location. They are registered at he Alaskan. F. Hudson, of Thane, Is registered at the Gastlncau hotel. Jack Kearn3, of Douglas, Is regis tered at the Gastineau. D. L. Rosenfleld, a San Francisco hat drummer. Is registered at the Alaskan. Chief Assistant Clerk John T. Reed, of the United States district court, returned today on the Admiral Evans from a vacation trip to California. C. Granger, of Ketchikan, arrived on the Despatch and registered at the Occidental. J. E. Moulton has registered at the Occidental where he Is making his headquarters. Dr. A. P. Hawes, of Whltehorse, Is in the city. Miss A. Miller, of Seattle, is regis tered at The Bergmann. P. M. C. Whlttakcr, of Portland, is at the Gastineau. Mrs. Mary Lazier, of Thane, was a returning passenger on the North western. Mrs. J. H. Kline, wife of the assist ant agent of the Alaska Steamship company, returned last night from Se attle. "Editor and Publisher:"?Miss Ger trude E. Mallcttc, assistant city editor of the Dally Empire at Juneau, Alas ka, is in Spokane, Wash, visiting her parents. Miss Malletto has a rare collection of Kodak prints, many of them taken from perilous angles on mountains over which she has tramp dd. L. P. Davis, of Bremerton, Wash, is at the Alaskan. William Townsend is on the North western bound for Cordova. Recent ly Mr. Townsend was in the restau rant business here. Mrs. A. T. Spatz returned today from a visit of several months ao hor former home in Seattle. "Jack" Barrett, representing the New York Life Insurance company, left on the Northwestern for a busi ness trip to Seward. Frank Gehrlng returned on the Northwestern last night from New York, where ho enjoyed a visit with his parents. Mr. Gehrlng cays the en tire country is enjoying unprecedent ed prosperity. ? ? ? Juneau Church Services ? ? ? TRINITY (EPI8C0PAL) CHURCH Fourth and Gold Sixeets Roy. G. D. Christian, Priest In Charge. Second Sunday after Epiphany. Celobratlon of tho Holy Eucharist at 8 a. m. Sunday School at 12:30. Evensong at 7:30, with continuation of last Sunday sermon, showing (1) Connection botween the idea of the KlngdoriT of Heaven now sot up on earth (In Christ's Church) and the great modern assertion of social re sponsibility and betterment of condi tions fh this world, (2) Why the Church Saves People, (3) Nothing is to be compared to the kingdom in . importance, dignity, of benefit. Questions are Invited and will be answorod. + + + SCANDINAVIAN SERVICES I L. O. Williams. Pastor. The subject for tomorrow evening in the Christian Science Church will i be: "Tho Grace of God," Hoping that all who understand the Scandinavian languages will attend, as we hold that the subject dealt with, will bo of practical value to all. ? ? ? CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH Services are held in Christian Sci ence Church, Fifth street botwoen Main and Sownrd, evory Sunday at 11:00 a. m. Subject "Life." Everybody is welcome. Sunday School at 10 a. m. ? + ? CATHOLIC CHURCH (Rev. Father Kennelly.) Low mass 8:30 a. m. nigh Mass 10:30 a. m. Instruction and benediction 7:30 p. m. ? + ? NORTHERN LIGHT PRESBYTER IAN CHURCH John B. Stevens, Pastor. Morning aorvlce at 11. Subject: " The Period of Organization in Church History." Evening service af 7:30. Subject: "Wearing Sack-cloth Unsuspected. Hidden Troubles." Special music at both services. Mrs. Dawes, director. Sunday school meets at 12. Young People's meeting at 6:30. Prayer Meeting at 7:30 Thursday evening. ?? BIG DANCE 8ATURDAY NIGHT TURNER HALL Three Dances for 25 Cents. A now three-piece orchestra has been ongaged for this dance. Ladles 1 free. 1-13-3L j Let The Empire do your printing. * =* FOR RENT Two largo furnished rooms one with bath connectod. First class table board.?Mrs. M. H. Lynch, 318 Fourth SL * -* * Good Teeth Good Appearance and Health . High-Class DENTISTRY s At 8an Francisco Dental ? Parlors Prices Reasonable DR. HALFORD DR. BADGERO Seward Bldg. fr? GOOD BILL AT ORPHEUM. Tonight at the Orpheunj that great race track photoplay "Checkers" will bo given and Charlie Chaplin In "Tho Property Man" will be a comedy Bcream. Tomorrow night WlH'am Hlller will appear In "The Ski-man," tho movie that was made at Scenic Hot Springs, a short dlstanco up the Cascades from Seattle. For tho com edy feature Manager Splckett will glvo Charlie Chaplin In "Laughing Gas." ?(1-16-lt.) ELKS' DANCE COMING. The recently appointed Ladles' En tertainment Committee of tho Elks lodge onnounce that preparations are under way for a dance to be given at Elks' Hall on Thursday, January 27th. In order to avoid overtaxing tho ca pacity of the hall each member of tho lodge will be allowed to extend one Invitation only, and the commlttco hns decided that the dance will not be a leap year party: WOMAN'S CLUB MEETING The Women's club departments of music, art, and literature and current events. Is meeting this afternoon with Mrs. Metcalfe, Ninth and Dixon. The Empire prints more papers and has by a long way tho most regular paid subscribers of any newspaper In Alaska. ??? All persons having claims against the Ralph Oakley estate please pre sent tho samo to W. T. Tolch, at Thane. 1-14-3L Good Home-Cooked ?? MEALSi: < ? and the best of service are to <> be had at o HEARTEASE t Boarding House <? MRS. ORLOFF KING Proprietress !' Third and Gold tii MI??mpgg:.** -???H ; i i t I I I 1 I M* I New Store! t ========== I 4- Here it a revelation in Men's T Goodt. Values In Quality, Val- [ j -j- ues In Workmanship. The prlc T es tell the story more emphati ?f cally than words. No old stock. EVERYTHING NEW AND || I FRESH " | Alaska Clothing Co.:: -!- Ben. Klegman, Prop. 1 142 FRONT St. !! 2 CHENEY BLDG. !! OPPOSITE FERRY WAY |! t ::: 11!;! i! 111 i i; 11111111 ! CAEE WAGNER j ? has received a large shipment of BIG POTATOESof NORTH- ;; j ? ERN PACIFIC fame?None weigh less than a pound. * W hen you want something that is really < I , ? fine try the j > I Gentle Art of Dining on a Big Baked Potato j; J SERVED EVERY DAI AFTER 5 P.M. ?! * n kCF WAHNF.R !' DREAM THEATRE Friday, Saturday Sunday JAN. 14, 15, and 10. MATINEE SATURDAY AT 2:30 Evening Price#?10c, 15c and 25c. 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