National Affairs: Magpie and Martinet?

Secretary of War John Weeks kept the cables to Manila busy for several days trying to find what was causing a disturbance in the Philippines.

Roy Conley, formerly a soldier, was a Secret Service Agent in Manila. He set up a crusade against gambling and cock fighting. Then, whether or not as a consequence, he was accused of taking a bribe. Governor General Wood suspended him. Conley was tried three times before a Filipino judge and each time acquitted. Then Governor General Wood, believing in his innocence, reinstated him. But Conley resigned.

Meanwhile, the...

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