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Representative Allen Silences A Free Trader

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Representan ve Allen of the second Michigan district g"t in some good work n the house Thursday afternoon during Ihr ilelivery of the taiïll' speech by Mr. Wilson of Weet Virginia, a democratie racmber of the ways and means comtnittee. Mr. Wilson was proceeding to show tliat nader the exlstlng tariff laws farm property and farm interests generally liad very materially depreciated in valuc and that the farmers of Michigan were favorable to the Mills bil 1, when Mr. Allen aróse and said: "I wonld like to ask the gentleman if there is on file in the room of the ways and ïneans comnilltee, or if there has ever been received a retjuest froin a single farmer ol Michigan for the passage of the Mills bilí, or whether he knows that a single farmer in Michigan isin favor of tliis bill. Mr. Wilson was obliged to acknowledge tliat he did not know of any farmer in Michigan having expressed a deslre to see the bill become a uw. "Then I will nform the gentleman frora Weit Virginia," contlnued Mr. Allen, "that if he will look through the files of petitions in the room of the committee of ways and means he wlll flnd renionstrances and petitions signed by thousands and thousamls of farmers n Michigan agiinst the passage of this bill, and I will fnrther inform liini that the farmers of the state are solidly opposed to the bill." Thls announcement was received with tremendoua applause on the Kepublican side, and had the effect of embarrasing Mr. Wilson to a considerable extent.


Ann Arbor Courier
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