WASHINGTON HAS NEW SOCIAL
T .iTIirTn T ouise BjwoH
Washington society has a new fa
vorite. Miss Lillian Louise Powell,
a charming young southern girl, has
come from Louisiana and captured
most of the social honors in the cap
,;Miss Powell is the guest, for the
season of Senator and Mrs. J. E.
Eansdell of Louisiana.
LAW THAT THE SEAMEN WANT
FINALLY GETS OVER
4 Washington, March 6. After more
than two years' agitation for safety
a't sea, following the Titanic disaster,
and after more than 20 years of fight
ing by the Sailors' Union for better
working conditions, there was on the
statute books today, as a sequel to
President's Wilson's signature of the
seamen's bill at the windup of con-i
gress, a law designed to meet both
Taking th'e safety at sea feature
first, the LaPollette bill, as amended,
provides that all ocean-going ships
must have lifeboats and rafts suffi
cient to accommodate all on board
75 per cent boats and 25 per cent
rafts. Exception was made for coast
wies ships not going more than 20
nautical miles from short, during the
summer vacation season from May
15 to Sept. 15, when 35 per cent
boats and 35 per cent rafts 70 per
cent altogether will be sufficient
For the great lakes, on routes
more than three miles off shore at
any point, there must be lifeboats
and rafts for all, except from May 15
to Sept 15, when 20 per cent of boats
and 30 per cent of rafts will be suffi
cient. For boats plying within the
three-mile limit or over waters not
deep enough to submerge the decks
should the steamer sink, regulations
as to boats and rafts were left to the
board of supervising inspectors of
the commerce department.
In meeting the sailors' demands
the bill was believed by the state de
partment to violate a number of ex
isting treaties. It provides that sea
men on either American or foreign
vessels in American ports may, pro
viding they do not make two de
mands within five days, get half the.
wages due tehm.
Arrests for desertion are abolished.
The number of able-bodied seamen,
for different sizes and sorts of ves
sels is specified.
Shanghaiing is made unprofitable
by a clause preventing a sailor from
drawing any wages in advance.
Better quarters for the men are re
quired in ships built after July 1.
WHAT A NICE MOTHER-IN-LAW
New York, March 6. Edward M.
Lockwood testified in court that when
he was wooing his wife her mother
sat on his lap and told him what a
poor cook her daughter was. He
married for a' that
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