National Affairs: Govern or Get Out

Laboriously sawing wood on the Tariff at the special session last fall, the Senate struck a new and screechy knot—independence of the Philippines. Great has been the growth among U. S. beet and cane growers of the notion that the free importation of Filipino sugar menaced their industry. Senator King of Utah (beets) and Senator Broussard of Louisiana (cane) offered amendments to cut the Islands loose and thereby put their sugar production outside the U. S. tariff wall. Their amendments were defeated, but the agitation for getting rid of the Philippines to reduce...

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