THE TARIFF: Investigation

"At last," said observers in Washington last week, "the Democrats seem to have got on the trail of a real issue." In a way it came about quite casually.

Senator Joseph T. Robinson of Arkansas, the Democratic leader, in introducing a resolution for an investigation of the Tariff Commission had made some remarks in Congress, saying that the Tariff Commission had been "packed" by President Coolidge, that to the seats on the Commission which are reserved for Democrats he had named high-tariff advocates who were only nominal Democrats.

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