POLITICAL NOTES: Who Could Say 'No'?

"No" is a word that comes hard to New York's Mayor James John Walker. One day last week he was quite incapable of uttering it when a Non-Partisan Committee of 682 New York citizens waited upon him at the City Hall, asked him to stand for reelection.

For months Mayor Walker had been keeping city voters in a state of theoretical suspense as to his candidacy.* He had let it be known that he was considering a return to private life to get rich, that he had many an offer to capitalize his...

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