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man fact that jobs mean more to the
man who need them than the most
promising of political principles.
But what do Sullivan, Sweitzer and
Egan think of the practical politics of
the First ward, and how will they
spread it all over town?
I'll get to that tomorrow.
SENATE- UPHOLDS WILSON INDORSES SEA
POLICY BY OVERWHELMING VOTE
Washington, March 3. The senate
today formally gave notice to the
world that it stands behind President
By a vote of 68 to 14 the senate
voted down Senator Gore's resolution
to warn Americans to keep off armed
Amid dramatic scpnes unparelleled
since the United States declared war
against Spain, the senate tabled.
Gore's resolution as requested by the1
It was just ten minutes and forty
seconds from the time the fight ons
the resolution began until Vice Presi
dent Marshall announced the vote.
The administration leaders were'
ruthless today in giving the death- I
blow to the opposition to the presi
dent. After the vote on the Gore resolu
tion, the way will be cleared for the
state department to resume its ne
gotiations with Germany for a set
tlement of the Lusitania matter.
By the single record roll call the
senate swept aside not only the Gore
resolution, but all amendments and
It clinched, decisively, the whole
question in favor of the administra
tion. Vote for the president, including
as it did-Senators Stone and Gore,
was result of amendment Gore offer
ed that the killing of an American
citizen by a German submarine would
be a cause of war.
Senators considered that this would
practically amount to notice upon
Germany that war would be declared
by the TJ. S. uponkilling of a single
American by submarine attacking a
merchantman without warning.
Gore's surprising unexplained eleventh-hour
move in offering what was
practically a new resolution and an
ultimatum to Central Powers caused
several senators to change their
Senator James, veteran of many
convention frays, led the administra
te n's fight on the floor. He roared
dcn opposition in forcing the final
vote with its dragnet carrying all re
solutions and substitutes on the ques
tion to their official death.
Senator McCumber opened the
fight unexpectedly by offering a reso
lution as a substitute for the Gore
resolution. It declared in view of the
questionability of the validity of sub
marines, it is the duty of every Amer
ican citizen to abstain from the right
to travel on an armed merchantman,
until the president and other coun
tries should agree on the submarine
question. It was laid on the table.
Senator James then called up the
Gore resolution and demanded the
ayes and nays on tabling it Gore
countered with an amendment to his
resolution and asked to discuss it.
He was fencing for a chance to open
His amendment stated that the
sinking of an armed merchantman
by a German submarine and the
death of an American should be
deemed a cause of war with Ger
many. James called again for the ayes
and nays, but Gallinger demanded the
resolution and its amendments be
read again. This was done.
Clark of Arkansas raised the point
of order that the jesolution as
amended could not be considered to-daft