National Affairs: Be Seated!

Grover Aloysius Whalen, new and news worthy Police Commissioner of New York, rigged up last week an observation post in the Astor Hotel, which stands plunk at the Broadwayest part of Broadway (44th St.). It was theatre time, and something more than 150,000 people were proceeding with various speeds in Mr. Whalen's general direction. But almost before they had time to discuss him (as most of them did) they found themselves seated before curtains, twitteringly awaiting visions of fair women or the croak of tragedy. This unprecedented condition—the theatres filling on time—was...

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