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WIIOLE NUMBER, 19,469.
RICHMOND, VA? WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 191,3.
THE WKATHKU TO-DAY?Fair.
PRICE TWO CENTS
INYJ.Ci.WORK
State Secretary Ackley
Tells Board Change
Is Needed.
AIR TROUBLES IN
PUBLIC SESSION
Witnesses Assert That Unpopu
larity of General Secretary
Keeps New Members Out.
Declare That Rooms Were
Searched by Negro Helpers.
Hearing Not Concluded.
I hat a larger and more effective
work could be done by the Central Y.
than thn't U,;^r a ,1,rrf'rcnt leadership
K MctA n"r;tl Secretary .Samuel
bWdnt u '?'. the ?plnl"n ?lve? ??'?
l if t i i..h ' Jr" ?{ the association
tarv nf t\ v A" Ack,ey> State secre
tary of the >?unK Men's Christian As
gelation of Virginia, who testified that
of th> m l >lu,h'?ar'1 '""re criticism I
the Richrnond association and Its I
methods than of all the others ?n the 1
State combined.
Mr. Ackley said that In the eighteen i
years he has b<-en in Richmond Mr. Mc- !
Kee has done valuable work that !
should have public recognition, but his I
was the experience of many a man 1
against whom criticism has been dl- I
reeled, Justly or unjustly, to the point
"here the man's usefulness In that!
community has been greatly reduced, j
1 hlnkn ChmiKr .Vrcmnnr^.
Mr. McKee's Inability to do team'
work was his chief defect, according i
to State Secretary Ackley, who said no :
one questioned Mr. McKee's honesty,
fidelity or sincerity, and that no one
regretted more than himself the con- i
vlctlon that however unpleasant, it was
his duty to come before the board and
ad\ii<e that It make a change in Its
executive ofllcer. Two years ago he
had privately advised Mr. McKee to
accept a position then open to him else- !
where.
1 "HI midnight the board held an in
vestigation Into methods and conditions
in Ui<* institution and the reasons, in
the opinion of many witnesses, why,!
with all Its equipment and great out
!a>. th< local association is not doing
more ?jffcctfv? work.
Mclirr Wuriuljr Ilefctidrd.
W itnesses antagonistic to McKee '
were sharply cross-examined by I-ariR- I
bourne M. Williams, of the board. John '
J!. Minor asked a number of questions,
:t!;'l < diver J. Sands warnilv defended
the UnanclaI policy the Keneral
Secretary. Wide latltu .e was Riven by
resident Duke, both In the matter of
testimony and croas-exa.niiiatlon, which
roamed all the wa> from elaborate
comparative tables, presented hv Mr.'
\> kloy, as t.. tli,. effectiveness of the
oi I. of the Richmond association. to
the indignation of the dormitory men
? ti having the i" ? ? help, under Mr
An Kim.* s <1*2 et Hon u.ake .i secret search
'?[ their looms. Including tin ir private
? fleets to locate liquor, cards and other
t ontrabainl Then- was an abundance
"f testimony fr<>m those* taking part in
membership campaigns that eight out
of ten men approached gave as their
reason for not Joining their dislike ?f ?
.Mr. McKee, and that inanv people re
fused t?, subscribe In the Young Wo
men's Christian Association building
campaign last year because they feared
Mr. .McKee would have something to do
with the management, or that It would
be run on similar lines.
t'nilnuf for Open Srwnlon.
The public Investigation followed an
liout of debate In executive session.
At S o'clock President Duke an
nounced that the meeting would be
private and that all save those partic
ularly invited to be present would be
excluded. Newspaper men left and an
indignation meeting was held by a
large number of members of the as
sociation, who had understood that it
was to be a public meeting in the au- j
dltorlum instead of a piivate Inquiry I
on the third floor. After what Is said '
to have been a stormy debate. Jacob
L'mlauf got through a motion to have
an open meeting. Refore the doors
were opened Henry W. Wood, a for
mer president of the Chamber of Com- I
inerce, who was elected a director of
the Y. M. C. A. last spring and de- I
clined to serve, was heard. Mr. Wood's
statement was not later made public,
nor was a letter from Secretary Mc
Kee, saying that he would not be pres
ent, as it might embarrass those in
attendance from a frank?e\pression of
opinion, read at the later public ses- i
slon.
Ilrother Office? Testify.
Probably 200 members of the asso
ciation were present when the board
reconvened in the open Just before D
o'clock. President Puke called In
order the names of certain men fur
nished him by the insurgent commit
tee as men who coul'l throw light on
tiie conditions of unrest and dissatis
faction. C. Lorraine, a director of the 1
Hallway Y. M. C. A., was called, but 1
was not present. Dr. Miller explaining
that he would come if summoned, but !
would not volunteer. His opinion that I
there has been friction between the i
Central Y. M. C. A. and the railway '
branch for years was not denied, each
in recent years having gone his own
way with little effort at co-operation '
Secretary Todd, of the Street Rail- |
way Y. M. C. A., was the first witness !
at the public session. There had been 1
friction in past years, ho testified, but
none since he had taken charge. His
association declined to bo organized as
a department of the Central Associa
tion. and secured a separato charter,
taking advantage of the fact that
when organized the car barns were in
Henrico County. Personal relations
were pleasant, he testified, but there
was no co-operation.
Xot Worth While.
"Have you ever asked for any co
operation, and has it been declined?"
asked President Duke.
"I have not," said Mr. Todd. "I un
derstood the conditions, and knew it
would not be worth while." H0 was
Closely questioned by .Mr. Sands as to
the troubles of a secretary in dealing
with large bodies of men, Mr. Sands
taking the ground that out of small
(Continued on Second I^age.")
?52.23 to Cnllfornln
Via Washington-Sunset Iloiite, Sopt. 2i to
Oct. 9. Personally conducted tourlHt sleep
ing vara from Danvllio without ehnnfto dailv
e*c*pt Sunday. - Berth $9. 907 Ea?t Main St
Y. M. C. A. STORM CENTRE
S. K. M'KKB.
BRYAN TO SPEAK
HERE NEXT WEEK
Accepts Invitation to Address
the American Institute
of Banking.
SENATOR BURTON COMING
Five Hundred Delegates Ex
pected to Attend Annual Con
vention at Jefferson.
William Jennings Bryan. Secretary
of State, will make an address in Itich
mon?i on Thursday, September IS. be
fore tl>e American institute of Hank
Inn, which meets : n twelfth annual
convention at the Jefferson Hotel Sep
tember 17-20. Mr. Bryan notified the
program committee yesterday that he
would come. .v message from Chair
man Harry V. llaynes. of tlie program
committee, received by George H. Kee
i-ee, yesterday, said that the secretary
will be accompanied by Senator Swan
son and Congressman Montague.
The signing of Mr. Bryan puts the
finishing touch to the convention pro
gram, which has been in the course
o t making for more than a month.
Although Mr. Bryan was approached
in the matter months ago. it was not
until yesterday that he found it pos
sible to say definitely that he would
be able to accept the invitation to
speak in Richmond.
AddrcMN by Senator Iturton.
On the program with Mr. Bryan is
Senator Burton, of Ohio, who will
speak on the same day with the Secre
tary of State. Senator BUrton was
booked some time ago, and will dis
ups some phase of the currency ques
tion. The subject of Mr. Bryan's ad
dress has not been announced.
The official program, now in the
hands of the printer, lists, besides these
two men of national prominence, a
long array of speakers drafted from
banking circles, who will take part
In the business sessions that will be
held twice daily. The convention will
open at it o'clock Wednesday morning.
September 17, in the Jefferson Hotel
Auditorium, with addresses of welcome
by Mayor Ainslie and Governor Mann.
Following the usual acknowledg
ments by speakers for the delegates,
the convention will at once proceed to
business with the reading of the an- I
nual reports.
IteHervntions for .KfO.
President Keesee, or" the Richmond!
chapter, said yesterday that more than
D00 reservations have been made at,
(Continued on Ninth l'age.)
SPEND MONEY FOR"
PUBLIC'S SAFETY
President Elliott, of N. Y., N. H.
& H.f Tells Why Bond
Issue Is Necessary.
Boston, September 9.?Declaring
that the proposed $67,000,000 issue of
debenture bonds is the only feasible
and practicable method for raising
money necessary for meeting the float
ing indebtedness, purchasing equip
ment and effecting necessary improve
ments on the. New York, "New liaven
and Hartford Railroad, two railroad
presidents. Howard Klliott, of the New
Haven, and Samuel Rea, of the Penn
sylvania, addressed the Massachusetts
Public. Service Commission to-day in
support of the Now Haven's petition i
for permission to issue the bonds.
President IClliott set forth the needs I
of tlio New Haven road, and said that,
while a greater sum of money^ must bo
raised in the near future, tho proposed
issue is an emergency measure and
is for immediate needs. "I purpose,"
said he, "to spend $7,000,000 of this
issue immediately for tho snfety of
tho traveling public. It will he spent
for steel cars, revision of our -signal
system and other like purposes."
The opposition, headed by United
States Senator ^Morgan G. Bujkloy, of
Connecticut, was not heard to-day. ,
BLONDE CHICKENS'
00 TURKEY TROT
Chorus Girls Perform While j
Waiting for Train for Bene
fit of Thaw.
ENJOYS GENUINE OUTING
nips Uj> Hill and Sees Glori
ous Setting Sun of North
Country.
Coatieook, Sept?'ryher ?Standinc
on ,ri hiil overlooking Coatieook this
evil in g. watching the .-???t.tlnK r..
Harry K. Thaw enjoyed the first ?ut
Itig of its kind he had in nearly
seven y?ars.
In the asylum at Matt- awan, from j
which he ? seap?d, Thaw, had to take j
his ale i:i a courtyard, hut when h<-;
ask- I for r.n airing to-day, his guards
led him up ii." hill to the w?<*t of the J
village, and for marl;, half an hour!
they stumbled through the tangled
i;ras.s and weeds. Thaw's checks wore
glowing, and he was laughing when
at (1 visK. he ascei.-led the stairs to the
immigration prison over the railway
station.
i!t ports reached Conticook io-nlKht
f: o:n Montreal that Thaw's l.iwycrvj
might desire his presence there on ]
| Thursday, four days before he- is to i
i be brought before the King's Uench!
on the writ of habeas corpus. Tha'.v '
said he knew nothing of their plans.!
and was waiting for the next move of |
: the immigration oIli<-iils. He- added \
that lie had r<- eiv<d a t- l-phone m? s
ti.ig-- from his mother, Mrs. Alary Cope
? ly Thaw,' and his sister, Mrs. George
I,auder Carnegie, now in Montreal, j
They had told him. he said, that they
purposed giving out a statement th'*re
to-night.
Sees the Turkey Trot.
A musical comedy company en route
to Sherbrooke stopped at Coatieook
for twenty minut-s thi- afternoon, and
i broke the monotony of tin- scene out- j
side the fugitive's window. Ten girls.
| most of them blondes, shrieked mes
saged of good will to him, turkey
trotted up and down the station plat
form for his edification and cheered
shrilly when .the train pulled vout.
Thaw stood at th? window the while
laughing, clapping his nands and nod
ding approval.
James McKee, the justice of the peace |
who signed the warrant for the arrest j
(Continued on Ninth 1 'ace )
Claim Steel Cars Do Not Prevent1
Accidents?Ask for In
vestigation.
Chicago, September {t.?Uepresenta- j
lives of eleven railroads to-day sent a ;
long telegram to the commerce Com- j
inittees of the Senate and the House !
jit Washington and to the Interstate
Commerce Commission urging a full in- j
vestigation of the causes of railroad '
accidents before any legislation to pro- |
vent wrecks is undertaken.
The telegram asserted that while all j
railroads were replacing wooden ears !
with steel cars as fast as possible, a
law demanding that the wooden cars
be done away with at once would cost
the roads $633,000,000.
The roads also declared that records
showed that D2 per cent of the num
ber killed by the railroads each year
were not passengers, but trespassers.
"Tho last report of the Interstate
Commerce Commission shows," the mes
sage continued, "that of forty-nine
collisions,-accidents investigated, forty
eight had been caused by the failure |
of some employe to do his duty, and
that' thirteen of these had occurred on
lines having block signals.
"Figures show that steel cars do not
prevent accidents, merely mitigate
their effects." %
AGED ECCENTRIC
IS SPIRITED OFF
FROM THE POLICE
Suspect in New York's
Mystery Is Strangely
Missing.
NEWSPAPER MEN
UNDER SUSPICION
Alleged Detectives Visit His
Rooms, Find Them in Disorder,
Question Him Severely, Cause
Him to Faint and Then
Take Him With
Them.
New York, September 9.?Although
several new and promising clues de
veloped during thn day, the police of
this city, lloboken, Weehawken and
North Hergen to-night admitted that
llic Identity of the young woman whose
dismembered body was found in the
Hudson River ljist Friday wa? (still a
mystery. The developments of the day
were;
Peter II. Sternomann, the eccentric
letter writer who had become a cen
tral figure in the mystery through his
claim that the murdered woman was
his missing daughter Ella, was spirit
ed away from his home at 113 Globe
Avenue, Jamaica, early to-day by three
men representing themselves a? de
tectives. The police and the district
attorney's ollice disclaim all knowledge
of an arrest, and hint that Sternemann
has been hidden away by men in the
employ of a newspaper.
Trnclnn i'lirelianes.
One important clue was the discov
ery that a disheveled and greatly ex
cited young man had purchased in
the store of S. H Hurwitz, on Eighth
Avenue, near 147th Street a quantity
of tar paper of the same quality as
that in which the dismembered frag
ments of the body were wrapped. This
purchase was made early last week.
The fact that it was a store in this
ndghborhood that disposed of the two
pillow slips of the same design and
quality as that ? which the fragments
of the body were wrapped leads the
police to believe that the murder was
committed in this locality.
Letters and telephone messages tell
ing of missing girlB have flowed in
upon the police to-day from all quar
ters.
Mny lie lloiiokrn <? IrI.
Still another clue wa? the inform
ation given the police by a Cliffside.
N. J., woman, who believes that the
murder victim was a young woman
named Lulu Thorns, who eloped from
Spring Valley to New York last Jun<\
She lived in Hoboken until two weeks
ago, when she dropped out of sitfht.
The woman said she knew this girl
personally, and that sli?- had a birth
marls on the shoulder, corresponding
with the mark on the shoulder of the
el.tin girl.
Sterneinanns disappearance was the
most startling of the day s develop
ments. Another long rambling letter
signed by the man was received by
Assistant District Attorney -Murphy
this morning. Many names awl dates
were mentioned, hut in such obscure
connection that it was impossible to
interpret his meaning.
Steriieniimii Spirited Awa.v,
In the t wo rooms occupied by
Sternemann. i:i Jamaica, the police to
day found a jumbled mass 01 furniture,
crates of feathers, artificial Mowers,
numerous Bibles and a freshly-paint
ed kitchen table. They found that the
men who spirited Sternomann away
shortly aftev midnight this morning
had questioned him in the presence ot
his woman before placing liln.
under arrest. One question was:
"What did you do witli tho head ot
the murdered woman'."' Sterneman
turned pale at this, and gasped:
"You don't think I murdered my
own daughter, do you?"
Sternomann finally tainted umh'r the
rapid fire of ouestions The "detec
tives" then asked the landlady about
some newly washed clothing in the
rooms ai'd about the freshly painted
table. She said Steinemann had done
all this work himself.
"Tell them that you found iny cloth
ing was dirty and ordered me to wash
it." lie suddenly exclaimed, having re
covered from his faint.
''I guess you had better come with
us," said the alleged detectives, and,
taking him bV the arms, they disap
peared into the night.
Indication of Disordered Mind.
During the day the police searched
'for Sternemann without finding a clue.
Examination of his effects led to the
discovery of many writings indicating
a disordered mind.
The man is described as well past
(Continued on Ninth Pago.)
f ^
Household
Problems
Every household problem, no
matter how vexing, has but one
answer. SUPPOSE you need a
cook at once, within twenty
four hours? THE WANT, AD
WILL It EACH HER.
SUPPOSE you need a nurse
maid, reliable * and intelligent?
THE WANT AD WILL ItEACII
HER.
SUPPOSE you wish to find a
lost article? \
THE ^VANT AD reaches more
people than any other method of
publcity.
SUPPOSE you need a seam
stress in tho house at once?
ADVERTISE IN THE WANT
ADS.
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WITH GREAT APPLAUSE, SENATE
PASSES TARIFF REVISION BILL
BREAK AWAY FROM PARTIES
>iii.i:s w. i?oi.\ni:\TKH. r. m. i,a fom.kttk,
rrogprsnlvf Senntor From WnnhlnRton. Hrpuhllcnn Senator Front Wisconsin.
jSENATE DUTIES ARE
: REDUCTION OF HOUSE
I
;Free Suc^ar and Free Raw Wool S;and, but the Other
Rates Average About 4 Per Cent Lower
Than Those in the Bill Passed
by Lower Branch.
Washington, September 9.?The tariff
bill as it passed the Senate to-day re
tained the principal House provisions,
including free sugar and free raw wool,
but revised other rates still further
downward. The average ad valorem
rate in the bill is now approximately
j 2fi per cent, a decrease of 2S per cent
i from existing rates, and nearly 4 per
! cent lower than the rates of the House
bill.
The Senate's additions to the House
? free list with 1512 as a basis will cost
j the government more than $44,000,000,
> but by adding a tax of one-tenth of
' 1 cent a pound on cotton for future
delivery, a tax on bananas of one-tenth
of 1 cent a pound; restoring the re
quirement of a full internal revenue
tax of $1.10 a gallon on brandies used
to fortify wines, and by increasing the
surtax rates on large incomes. Senate
j leaders believe they have provided an
: actual increase. That is a point dis
puted by Majority leader Underwood,
of the House.
Important (.'haneeN.
The Senate made these other im
| portant- changes:
I-owered the normal exemption from
J the l per cent income tax from $4,000
to $3,000 for single persons, with ex
emptions for wives and dependent ehil
jdren; exempted the incomes of mutual
insurance companies which revert to
the benefit of stockholders; increased
graduated surtax on large incomes to
a maximum of fi per cent on those
more than $500,000; exempted incomes
1 of municipalities derived from opera
? tion of public utilities and changed
? the date from which the tax shall be
computed for the first year from Jan
uary l to March 1. 1913.
Freelisted cattle ami other live
| stock, wheat, hair of the Angora goat
i and sonic other agricultural products;
restored oatmeal and rolled oats to j
the dutiable list, and provided an \
l elaborate inspection of meat imports, i
Reduced Mouse rates on woolen)
manufactures, lo become effective Jan
uary 1, 1014.
Provided in the sugar schedule f^r
immediate abolishment of the duties J
j standard test; postponed operation of j
proposed reduced rates until March 1, j
1014; leaving the provision unchanged j
for free sugar in May, 1916.
IteelnwMf y Cotton Schedule.
Slightly increased rates on finer 1
cotton goods, reclassifying the whole I
cotton schedule and changing the silk ;
schedule from an ad valorem to a spe- ,
citic basis.
Provided for an administrative force
to handle income tax collections with- :
out regard to requirements of the civil
service.
Struck out a countervailing duty on
wood pulp.
(?realty reduced rates of the metal
schedule.
Struck out money reform provisions
in the administrative sections, reject- j
ed the. antidumping clause; the 5
per cent tariff reduction on imports in
America!; vessels and the require- j
[0 SEE SIGNALS
Investigation Shows It Impossi
ble to Account for Rear
End Collision.
Washington, September 0.?Failure
of three men on a locomotive to observe
and heed a signal that stood against
the advance of their train was the
cause, according to a report Issued to
day by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, of a rear-end collision be
tween two pnsscnger trains on the
Pennsylvania Hallroad on July 30, at
Tyrone, Pa. The accident resulted In
the death of one employe and the in
jury of nine passengers, twenty em
ployes, five postal clerks and two Pull
man employes.
The trains were being operated un
der the automatic block system. A test
of the signals after the accident show
eel that they were in good working
condition. The report says that it is
impossible to account for the failure of
all three men on the engine properly
to observe the indication of the sig
nal. "and there n bo -no excuse for
such failure."
The cars of both trains were of the
all-steel type, and the report says that
"the substantial construction of the
modern steel cars making up these
trains is without doubt the reason that
none of the passengers was killed;"
ment for inspection of books of foreign
manufacture in undervaluation eases;
but added a provision giving the
President authority 10 retaliate against
nations which discriminate against
goods by proclaiming increased rates
on certain goods-; adopted a provision
excluding goods manufactured chiefly
li.v child labor and provided for the
creation of a commission to revise the
customs laws.
Important additions to the free list
included:
Asphalt, fabrics of juto yarns, wool
blankets valued at less than 40 cents a
pound, textbooks, sugar machinery,
cast Iron pipe, cement, creosote oil. de
natured alcohol, flax and lu-mp, furs
and fur skins, gunpowder, photogra
phic moving picture tllms, cattle and
other live stock, wheat, sawed cedar.
Angora Koat and alpaca wool and paper
twine for binding wool.
PRISON FOR DIRECTORS
Convicted of t 'oiiHjilriicy In Connection
With Concern's Failure.
C'oudersport, I'a., September it.?John
B. Jones and Ueorge A. Wilcox, of
Wellsville, X. Y., convicted of con
spiracy In connection with the man
agement of the affairs of the Genesee
Banking Company. of ?'.5eneseo. Pa.,
were sentenced here to-day to a maxi
mum of two years each in the Ka stern
Penitentiary at Philadelphia.
Both men wore directors of the hank,
which elose'l* its doors several years
ago, after a short existence. There
was approximately $150,000 on deposit,
and depositors received 10 per cent.
RICH DENTIST AIDS TULANE
endowment, \Ylilcti Will Henclt Thoii
NiindM, I.eft to I iilvernMj.
New York, September i*.?Watson I~>.
Woodward, a wealthy dentist. Who died
here recently, left an endowment for
the dental school of Tulane University
at New Orl ans that eventually will
reach $33,000. This sum goes to the
school upon the death of several rela
tives. for whose bcnellts it now forms
a trust fund. In addition. Dr. Wood
ward gave Tulane, immediately avail
able, a fund for tfre establishment of
nine prizes of J.'iO each, and for the
aid of poor students in the dental
course. The will was (lied for pro
bate to-day.
GOES THROUGH BRIDGE
\cc blent en Ml.i*?iurl-Pnel1le In jo res
Trnlnnten and i'lissengerN.
Booncviiie, Mo., September !?.?Three
trainmen were seriously hurt and a
number of passengers .slightly injured
when a Missouri-Pacific train, east
bound from Myrick, Mo., to Jefferson
City, was derailed as it was crossing
a bridge four miles east of here late to
day. The engine went through the
bridge.
Physicians were sent to the scene
from Jefferson City and Booncviiie, and
wrecking crows from Jefferson City
and Kansas City.
Pennsylvania "Flyer" Hits De
fective Rail and Train
Goes in Ditch.
New Madison, Ohio.. September y.?
An all-steel train probably saved a j
score of lives when the Pennsylvania i
"Klycr," New York to St Louis, was j
ditched by a raised rail near Wylie's
station, four miles west or here, to
day. ' Thirty-live persons were injured,
three, it is believed, tatally.
Punning at a terrltic speed to make
mi lost time, the fast train struck the
defective fall about fifty feet rrom the
approach to a small steel brldgt^ The
engine hit one sWlo of the bridge, tore
it from its foundation *?inl fell with'
it half a dozen feet to the creek hod.
Six steel coaches were flung to the
other side of the tiack and turned
over. Two rear coaches, an observa
tion diner, and a Pullman remained
upright on the track."
George B. Wright, St. Louis manu
facturer, was iniured about hips and
nbdomen. Ills condition Is ncrlous.
Belief trains were rushed from
Richmond and Columbus. The portion
of the track where tSi-j wrock occurred
was washed out during the Hoods In
March.
LA FOLLEITE AND
POINDEX1ER ARE
WITH MAJORITY
Democrats Have Suffi
cient Votes Without
Their Assistance.
LOUISIANA'S TWO
VOTE AGAINST IT
Final Test Shows 44 to 37,
With 12 Paired, 2 Absent and
1 Vacancy ? Vice-President
Names Conferees, and
House Members Will Be
Named Immediately.
Washington, September 0.?The Dem
ocratic tariff revision bill passed the
Senate at 5:43 o'clock this afternoon,
amid a burst of applause that swept
down from crowded galleries and found
I its echo on the Moor of the Senate. Ita
I passage was attended with surprises In
the rtnal moments of the voting, when
| Senator La Kollette, Republican, cast
his vote with the Democrats, and was
Joined a few moments later by Senator
Poindexter, Progressive. Tho vote was
4 ? to 37.
The Democrats had counted through
out the long tariff light upon losing
the votes of Senators Ransdell and
Thornton, of Louisiana, Democrats, who
voted against the bill to-day because f
it put sugar on the tree list. Until the ,
names of Senators La Follette and
Poindexter wero actually called, how
1 ever, no one knew definitely the stand
they would take, and their votes wero
i greeted with enthusiastic applause.
| President Wilson to-night expressed
great gratification over the end of tho
long struggle in the Senate. Senator
Simmons, chairman of the Finance
Committee, who had piloted the bill
through the Finance Committee, the
Democratic caucus and the Senate, pre
dicted that }ts passage would bring im
mediate stimulus to the commercial life
: of the country. ? In many important
places the Senate had changed tho bill
that passed tho House, and a con
ference committee of the two houses
will begin work Wednesday or Thurs
day to adjust those differences.
, Lenders of both houses predict that
the conference will consume less titan
! two weeks' time.
I Conferecn Are .\nmrd.
The Senate endeavored to-day to
l hasten the bill on its progress to the
i White House by naming its members
I of the conference committee as soon as
I the bill is passed.
Vice-President Marshall appointed
Senators Simmons, Stone, Williams and
Johnson, Democrats, and Senators Pen
j rose, Lodge and La Follette, Kepub
i Means, as the Senate conferees.
Senator Stone withdrew from the
! committee, and Senator Shlveley was
appointed in his place. The House
committee conferees, it was reported
j to-night, will l,e Representatives Un
l tier wood, Rainey ami Kitchen, Demo
crats, and Payne and Fordney, Repub
i licans. Kach house will have an equal
i vote in the conference committee, even
though each does not name the samo
1 number of conferees.
IIow Tliey Voted.
Following was the roll call on tha
; tariff bill:
11 ens: Asliurst. Bacon, Chamberlain,
i Chilton, Clark (of Arkansas), Fletcher,
(?ore, Hitchcock. llollis, Hughes,
? .fames. Johnson, Kern, Lane, Lewis,
! Martin, Martlne, Myers, Xewlands,
I O'Uorman, Overman, Owen,. Pittnian,
j Pomerene, Koblnson, Saulsbury, Shaf
| roth, Sheppard, Shields, Shlveley, Sim
mons, Smith (of Arizona). Smith (of
Georgia), Smith (of Maryland), Smith
(of South Carolina), Stone, Swanson,
Thompson. Tillman, Vardamnn. Walsh,
Williams, Democrats. La Follette. Re
publican, and Poindexter, Progressive,
j TotaW. 44.
Nays: Uorah, Bradley, Brady, Bran
j degee, Iiristow, Catron, Clapp, Clark
(of Wyoming), Colt, Cummins, Dll
j lingham. Kail, Callinger, Jackson,
| Junes, Kenyon. Lippitt, Lodge, McCum
ber, McLean, N*i Ison, Norrls. Oliver,
I Page, Penrose, Perkins, Root, Sher
I man, Smoot, Stephenson, Sterling,
i Sutherland, Warren, Weeks and Works,
Republicans. Ransdell and Tliornton,
Democrats. Total, 37.
Paired and not voting: Townsend,
I Burton. Crawford, Coff, Dupont and
I Smith (of Michigan). Reoubllcans.
! Kankhead, Bryan, Culberson, Lea,
Thomas and Reed, Democrats. Total,
12.
Absent and not paired: Burleigh
and tironna. Republicans. Total, 2.
Vacancy: Alabama, 1.
Appliitul l.n Follette and Poindexter.
j The final struggle begym at 1 o'clock,
when, under a previous agreement, ar
bitrary votes began on pending amend
ments. During the closing hours of
debate Senator La Follette had become
the centre of Interest, proposing rtnal
amendment j on the cotton and agrl
| cultural schedules and discussing sonio
! features of the bill which lie deemed
( favorable. When the Vice-President
j put the bill upon its passage, the roll
! call proceeded deliberately until the
! clerk called, "La Follette."
The Wisconsin Senator, seated in the
[ front row, hesitated a moment. His
I head was bowed and resting on his
hand. He leaned forward a trifle and
vigorously answered, "Aye."
Instantly the applause broke from
the galleries and Senators on the Demo
cratic side Joined In enthusiastic hand
clapping, nearly every Democrat on
the floor participating in the brief, but\
vigorous demonstration. When the
name of Senator Poindexter, the only
Progressive Senator, was reached and
he contributed his vote, for the bill, the
applause was renewed.
K.iplitlii Their Votes.
To-night, Senator LaFoMotte had a
few words to say of his vote after
many Democratic Senators had sur
rounded his desk and shook his hand.
He said:
"1 realize what I did was a political
sacrifice, but that within me compelled,
mo to vote for the bill. The tariff aet
of 1909 was but little short of a crimft
[tho bill passed to-day Is not a Demo

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