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DEMOCRATS REPORT ON; NEW
WILSON TARIFF BILL
Washington, April 22. Declaring
for a "competitive" tariff to reduce
the high cost of living, the fourteen
Democrats-of the house ways and
means committee, which framed the
new tariff bill, reported their findings
to the house today.
, The present high tariff policy, the
report says, "in no way represents
the choice of the people."
"Interested persons have succeed
ed in continuing duties upon the ab
normally high level," continues the
report "The tariff situation has
gradually become intolerable."
The Aldrich-Payne tariff act is
scored, and trusts and monopolies
have thrived under Republican tar
iffs, it is declared. Formation of gi
gantic trusts under the protective
system is charged.
Declaring that modern and effi
cient plants are able to iold their
own against foreign competition, the
Democrats assert that many obsolete,
worn-out industrial plants, "which
should have long been relegated to
the scrap heap," have prospered at
the expense of tariff-ridden consum
ers. "It requires as many yards of cloth
to clothe and as many ounces of food
to sustain the day laborer as the
largest holder of invested wealth; yet
each pays a like amount of taxes on
food, and the poor man pays a larger
rate of tax upon his cheap suit of
woolen clothing than the-wealthy
man upon his costly suit," says 'the
. report '
It is pointed out that Me-tax, upon
incomes, provided in the billis" levied
on ability to pay and takes part of
the burden off the poor man.
A press association takes the pains
to tell that Elihu Root wept when
speaking of the late Mr. Morgan.
But the Ohio river flood will be a
mere trickle to what Elihu may turn,
on' when dear Mr. Rockefeller passes
CHILDREN PARADE TO PROTEST"
IMMORAL SCHOOL SUPT
Pittsburgh, Pa.,- April 22. That
the mothers of school children are
not satisfied with the finding of' the
committee that cleared Superintend
ent'S. L. Heeter on the charges.'pre- '
ferred by Ethel Fisher, a pretty
housemaid in his home, was evidenc-
ed by their action today.
Hundreds of children marched out
of the school in various districts and
at the command of their mothers
many paraded in protest against the'
return to office of the superintendent '
In the evening a crowd made a?
demonstration in front of Heeler's,
house and several arrests were made.
Two other girls have made charges ?
against Heeter, which have not yet
been acted upon.
A young boy, one of the hundreds c
parading the streets today against
the continuation of Heeter in office,,
was run over and killed by a Franks
town avenue car on Pennsylvania
DON'T GET UNCLTSAM IN-BAD
WILSON TO CALIFORNIA
Washington, April 22. President
Wilson has wired' Gov. Hiram John
son, of California, asking that Cali
fornia do nothing through her legis
lature to embarrass the United States'
in its dealings with Japan, or any
thing that might impair treaty obliga
tions or cast a doubt upbn the. honor
and good faith of the nation.
He doesn't want any discrimina
tion against Japan in the matter of
land ownership in California, but
wants Japan treated like all other
foreign countries. He appeals to the
people of California not to reflect
upon the national honor.,
A young preacher picked up Bish-.
op Pierce's hat and put it on ttis own
head and it was exactly a fit "Why,
Bishop," said he, "your head and'
mine are exactly' the same size."
'Yes," replied the bishop,