TERRITORIES: Missouri in Manila

Through Manila's hot and malodorous streets last week passed a great gaudy parade for Philippine independence. Guest of honor, chief reviewer and actual agitator of the parade was a fleshy U. S. sportsman, Missouri's Democratic Senator Harry Bartow Hawes, author of a pending bill in Congress to free the islands.* He stood on the steps of Manila's Legislative Building to receive ovations, watch the fun. Beside him stood Nevada's Senator Key Pittman, many a Filipino official. For two hours Senator Hawes watched 50,000 natives file by—school children, college students, labor unionists, club...

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