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LAST EDITION LAS3DITIQN
"THIS GOVERNMENT SHOULD BACKUP kfcET
START OVER AGAIN ON PANAMA TOLLS" f
.SAYS HERBERT QUICK. ? J
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, . ga t Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. ' ti Auibmatic 51422.
500 South Peoria St. 338 By Mail, 50 Cents a' Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 36 Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 8, 1913 ONE CENT
PASSENGER LINERS TOY WITH L3VE
OF PLEASURE SEEKERS ON BOARD
Freighters Required to Carry Lifeboats for All on Board,
While Passenger Boats Are- Not Kind Fate Has
Prevented More Slocum and' Titanic Disasters
Yet Ship 'Owners -Fight Seamen's Bill.
Sen. LaFolIette's seamen's bill .has served to bring forcibly to mind the
imminent danger to lake boat passengers under the present lawB. It has
only been a kind fate that has saved 'passengers on the Great Lakes boats
from being victims of a tragedy of the magnitude of the Gen. Slocum dis
aster and, proportionately, df the Titanic.
For right now, iinder-the present law, freight vessels are required to
carry sufficient life boats to accgmmodate every one on board, while pas
senger vessels are permitted to operate without lifeboats for all.
Chicago is the' most important excursion boat city in the United States
outside of New York. "I'he Day 'Book, yesterday, printed a list of disasters
and near-disasters in which'Great Lakes steamers have figured. There are
Following are names of a number of steamers lost with all hands on
the Great Lakes since 1901; each foundered during .bad weather, all on
board beipgtlost: ,-'. ' "
Baltimore, Lake"'Huron; Hudson, 'Lake Superior; Bannockburn, Lake