National Affairs: In Manila

Leonard Wood must have sighed, and the War Department have sighed for him, because the Philippine Legislature opened its annual session—always an occasion for a great bickering between Legislature and executive. The Governor General read his message. It was hardly worth while, because the party in control of the Legislature has pledged itself to oppose him and his policies in the sacred name of Independence.

He said that railroads, mines and agriculture belonging to the Government should be placed under private control. He said that expenses had been reduced, revenues increased $5,000,000, making...

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