THE CABINET: Cuban Maneuvers

The State Department was apparently relieved of one of its major difficulties with Cuba—the Tarafa Bill for the consolidation of Cuban railroads and heavy taxation of the private railroads and ports (TIME, Aug. 27, Sept. 3). The confiscatory taxation of the private sugar railways and ports was reported to have been eliminated, and the bill was passed after five hours of debate by the Cuban Senate.

Thus were American interests safeguarded and Americans satisfied. But the objection of the Cuban Veterans' and Patriots' Association (that the bill...

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