National Affairs: Gaiety & Garbage

This week slim little James John Walker officially ceased to be Mayor of the City of New York. Into his job with its full power of appointment and dismissal stepped Joseph Vincent McKee, president of the Board of Aldermen. Reason: Under the city charter a mayor who absents himself for more than 30 days loses his office. Mayor Walker sailed for Europe Aug. 3. If Mayor McKee were not a reliable Tammany Democrat, he could turn the Municipal government topsy-turvy before Mr. Walker returns late this month, gets back the job to which he...

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