National Affairs: Cuba

The State Department, with its chief away, remained silent while the crisis over Cuba's lottery and her railroad bill (TiME, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 3) developed or died out (it is too early yet to say which).

Colonel Tarafa, the Cuban railway magnate who wants to tax American sugar companies on their private Cuban railroads and ports, went to New York to confer with the sugar interests. He conferred and issued several statements that a compromise was being reached. Others cast doubt on this prospect. If a satisfactory solution is not reached the...

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