National Affairs: Freedom with Ruin

Last week the Senate of the U. S., laboring to pass a tariff bill, paused to discuss, vote upon, and reject two proposals designed to secure independence for the Philippine Islands. After Senator William H. King of Utah had suggested immediate Philippine independence, Senator Broussard of Louisiana brought forward the same idea in modified form, together with a provision that Philippine imports should be subject to tariff duties. The King proposal was rejected; the Broussard proposal was overwhelmed.

That the issue of Philippine independence—an issue raised by the late William Jennings Bryan in...

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