The City of London (Lord Mayor, Sir William Alfred Waterlow) has an area of 675 acres, slightly more than one square mile; its population is less than 15,000. The City of New York (Mayor, James John Walker) covers many square miles; last week its population was announced as 6,958,792. But the City of London and "Greater London" are far different things. Greater London, in the County of London, comprising many an autonomous municipality, contains 7,742,212 people.

Last week New York, still by far the biggest...

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