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department must UNDERSTAND the
"The Nelson bill, on the other
hand, permits a vessel to go to sea
with a crew which does NOT UN
DERSTAND THE LANGUAGE of of
ficers, provided there are some who
can act as interpreters; and then per
mits the two men for each lifeboat
to be taken from any department
stewards, waiters, stokers or sailors
thus leaving no more than two
skilled rnen at best!
"The LaFollette bill provides for
two skilled men and utilizes all addi
tional skilled men that are to be
found on board the vessel IN ADDI
TION! "The bills differ in other very im
portant respects; the Nelson bill giv
ing the seaman and the passenger the
worst of it; but the principal point
emphasized by the present disaster
is the absolute need for skilled men
to handle the lifeboats.
"Unless Congress amends the Nel
son bill in this particular, safety at
sea will be in no wise promoted by
the passage of the bill."
NEW YORK LETTER
New York, Oct. 15. Anybody who
thinks a woman can't throw
straight ought to have been in the
Carlton Terrace restaurant, on up
per Broadway, a few evenings ago. .
She was such a demure looking
little thing, too only about 20 or 21,
apparently, and maybe 100 pounds in
There were four at the table, two
elderly young men, of the blase type,
the girl with the Wallie ftahang arm,
and another yohng lady very much
like her. There wasn't a drop of
booze on the table.
It was about 9 o'clock, between
the dinner and supper crowds,, and
the Carlton Terrace was only sparse
ly filled. A, cabaret show was going
on, on a platform abbut half way.
down the long room.
A young chap came.out and did an
eccentric dance. The girl wanted to
see him, of course. So did a large
number of waiters, whom the mid
evening dullness had left with noth
ing else to do. One of them stood
right in the girl's line of vision.
One slender arm was extended
back of her shoulder, then' It shot for
ward. A hard roll just missed the
waiter's ear, and landed with a loud,
whack on a table in front of him.
There was quite some suppressed
excitement. Eight or nine waiters
came and stood in a melancholy '
semi-circle around the table whence
the missile had been projected, and.
stared expressifcnlessly at the bad,
girl. But nothing happened.
A few minutes later, a young wo-
man was dancing and singing on then
cabaret platform. Again the broad-
shouldered waiter saw the show
while the girl at the table beheld only;
Zip! This time it was a salt-cellar
and this time she got him. Right ont
the neck. Salt streamed down his;
back, and the cellar bounded off toi
There are almost as many head,
waiters. in the Carlton Terrace as;
there are angels in heaven, and in a.
few seconds that particular table was,
surrounded. Animated 'conversation;
took place, with the young lady hold-
ing her own in good shape. Sooni
after which the party left, and the
waiters were left to enjoy the cabaret
from whatever point of vantage they;
MOB MALTREATED JEWS
St. Petersburg, Oct 15. Reported
that a mob maltreated several Jews
in the ghetto in Nicolaioff, South
Russia, and pillaged their shops,
through racial hatred growing out of
the trial of Mendel -Beijis, charged
with "ritual murder."
o o r
Cotton formed almost $11,000,000
of Egypt's, exports to Germany last;