The first of the long-heralded farm relief measures to go before the Senate was defeated, in a nonpartisan vote. The Norbeck-Burtness bill, as it is called, provided for loans in $1,000 amounts to farmers of the Northwestern wheat belt to assist them in diversifying their crops. A fund of $50,000,000 was to be provided for this purpose. The vote was: In favor, 20 Republicans, 10 Democrats, 2 Farmer-Laborites (32) ; opposed, 18 Republicans, 23 Democrats (41).

In debate there was considerable tart comment:

Said Senator Glass of Virginia: can't see the force of...

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