THE TARIFF: Abuse, Rout, Surrender

A big white flag was run up over the Republican ramparts on the tariff battlefield in the Senate last week, but the Democratic and Progressive Republican warriors, their honor stung by vile names hurled at them across the trenches, refused to cease firing.

Surrender. Exhausted by his long losing fight, Generalissimo Reed Smoot wearily hoisted the truce flag and in a thin voice announced his terms of surrender. Admitting that he and his Old Guardsmen were beaten, he said: "The Senate should take a recess. . . . Let the coalition agree upon...

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