National Affairs: A Mayor Abroad

Last week Mayor of New York James J. Walker, punctuating his arrivals and departures with pithy comments, continued his European excursion.

In Baden-Baden he invited the

King of Sweden to visit Manhattan, was invited by the King of Sweden to visit Stockholm.

In Munich, on his incognito arrival, he said to reporters: "In the words of the popular American song, 'Please go away and let me sleep.'" Later, on emerging from the Hofbrauhaus (brewery) he remarked: "I am having my first real rest in Germany." On leaving Munich, in a speech to reporters, he stated...

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