National Affairs: A Mayor from Bilibid

The War Department, much petitioned by Filipinos who dislike Governor General Wood's rule of their islands, was again jolted by the Philippine political drama. Without warning the Department suddenly received a telegram from Manuel Quezon (recently resigned President of the Philippine Senate) protesting because General Wood had appointed an ex-convict Mayor of Manila.

The charge was startling and a credit to the astuteness of the wily Quezon. Shortly after Quezon's telegram another telegram arrived from General Wood. The General said that neither he nor any of his assistants had known of anything discreditable...

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