THE TARIFF: Exit Costigan

One way to spoil a party of which you disapprove is to leave it, making a disturbance as you go. That attracts people's attention. If you were right, the party may be toned down or turned off.

Such was the technique of Edward Prentiss Costigan, when he resigned last week from the Federal Tariff Commission. He had served longer on it than any other member. A Colorado lawyer and mine-owner, he was appointed in 1917 by President Wilson, when the Commission was invented to "take the tariff out of politics."

Removing the tariff...

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