The Problem of the Philippines

Archive Report

Recent developments in the Philippines, in combination with other circumstances, make it certain that Philippine issues will occupy an important place among the subjects of debate at the forthcoming session of Congress.

The return of the President's special envoy, Carmi A, Thompson, from his mission of inquiry; the presidential sanction given to the Kiess bill which would provide the American Governor-General with special funds outside the control of the native legislature; the accumulation of reports that uncertain health and advancing years have increased the desire of Governor-General Wood for an early return to the United States; the crystallization of Filipino sentiment indicated by the fusion of the two political parties in the Islands to work unitedly for independence, and, above all, the agreement of all ...

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