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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
Juneau and Douglas
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
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
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
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.
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"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
"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
Coming?"THE MELTING POT"?
featuring Walker Whiteside and Val
jntino Grant ????
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
J. E. Moulton has registered at the
Occidental where he Is making his
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
Mrs. J. H. Kline, wife of the assist
ant agent of the Alaska Steamship
company, returned last night from Se
"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
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
? 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
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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.
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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.
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(Rev. Father Kennelly.)
Low mass 8:30 a. m.
nigh Mass 10:30 a. m.
Instruction and benediction 7:30
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NORTHERN LIGHT PRESBYTER
John B. Stevens, Pastor.
Morning aorvlce at 11. Subject:
" The Period of Organization in
Evening service af 7:30. Subject:
"Wearing Sack-cloth Unsuspected.
Special music at both services. Mrs.
Sunday school meets at 12.
Young People's meeting at 6:30.
Prayer Meeting at 7:30 Thursday
BIG DANCE 8ATURDAY NIGHT
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.
Two largo furnished rooms
one with bath connectod. First
class table board.?Mrs. M. H.
Lynch, 318 Fourth SL
Good Appearance and Health .
s At 8an Francisco Dental
DR. HALFORD DR. BADGERO
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."
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
All persons having claims against
the Ralph Oakley estate please pre
sent tho samo to W. T. Tolch, at
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and the best of service are to <>
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MRS. ORLOFF KING
Third and Gold
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Evening Price#?10c, 15c and 25c.
Matinee Prlcee ? 10c and 25c.
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A Special Two-Reel
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COMING:?Marguerite Clark In "The
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