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Washington, June 22. - The wool schedule was taken up in the senate Tuesday. The first contest carne on motion V) reduce the rate on first-class wool írom 11 to 10 cents a pound. It was carried by 55 to 13. The announcement of the result was followed by a mild sensation on the Republican side. Carter of Montana said the vote disclosed a purpose to reduce the wool rates and served notice that a day of reckoning would come when the combination would hear more about the matter. He suggested a postponement of he wool rates. Foraker of Ohio vehemently reinforced Carter's remarks and announced that unless the agreement that he supposed had been reached on wool were respected every senator must act for himself. Allison endeavored to smooth matters and m'ildly resented the suggestion of a combination. He intimated a to postpone the disputed rates, but with rising temper, said: "Senators are not to be driven and the senate is not a good place to drive." "And that is why I won't drive," retorted Foraker. Allison Shows Feelinjj. "Nor will I," came in Allison, for the first time flushing and showing great feeling. l'f there had not been an insinuation of a combination he would have moved a postponement of all paragraphs open to question, but with the senate "thrown into a condition of excitement" he did not propose to submit to threats. "And therefore it is," proceeded Allison, passicnately, "I am not to be.driven by threats by anybody. We are told we are in a combination, and that the combination will rot vote for the bilí. I am for the bilí and expect to perfect it and vote for it and I do not wish to be eharged, as a member of the finánce eommittee, directly or indirectly, with dealing with this question in a covert way." Replies wUU Biting Scorn. Foraker remained on hts feet, and with biting scorn he replied to Allison: "If anybody is excited," he said, sarcastically, "we have only to look about the chamber and see who the excited persons are." He proceeded to show that entirely new features had been proposed on the wool schedule which senators had not had an opportunity to examine. Quay came in to inquire as to what the agreement was to which Foraker referred. The Ohio senator said the agreement was informal, but Quay was informed as to it, having been invited to attend a meeting when senators considered what could be done toward an agreement on certain features of the wool schedule. Subsequently the results of this meeting had been laid before the finance committee. "In fact, you were present and aparty to the agreement," said Foi'aker, blandiy, to Quay.


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