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even they do 'not-usually -have -that
manyon board, I venturetd.sayV'and
I believe 1 cail shc-w good reasons,
that nobody connected with the navi
gation ofKthese vessels- nolt' even 'the
U. S. local inspectors, consider it, safe
to allow such crowds- -to: .board the
vessels." -. t : : ' .
After the Cleveland convention -of
evidence that leads to the conclusion
he will -vote with the ship owners
-He-is using as his argument the
cry-6'f -the ship owners' trust that big
boats - cannot carry -the number of
lifeboats required by the bill..
- "How can a- boat carrying .4,0.0.0',
passengers, take .along, a sufficient
number of lifeboats ?-""Britten asked
. i .'..;.
Senator Bob LaFollettev
the ship owners, a delegation will be
sent to, Washington Tor the express
purpose of .blocking its- papsage'By'
the House. .-, - '
-They are already singing, their;
siren songto the. members, .ofthe
House in an endeavor to wHip;the.hill.;
It -is very pfobabie they will if. all.1
The Senate passed it in; ai way -that'
Illustrated, their "belief in .it. The
senators understood that it was too
decent and human a bill to bury:-Congressman1-
- Fred A.. Britten of
.the Norths Side-liavs aready showir l-
Victor-Olander, and' he beamed tri
umphantly. ' -
I don?t know,"1 replied Olander
frankly, do-you?" And Britten wad
It may be certain that a lake
steamer carrying " 4,000 'passengers'
cannot carry sufficient lifeboats tri
protect all the passengers, but Go3J
made laws," as 'well as man-made
statuteSj demand that those passen
gers be protected' on the'water.
.It will .belnteresting to watch the
fight ove'rthis-tim?--' '"