National Affairs: Foreign Minister

On an errand "purely sociable," small James John Walker, Mayor of New York and foreign minister of Tammany Hall, proceeded last week into, through, and roundabout the Southwest and California. He caught a black bass at Fort Worth, Tex.; posed with sombrero and steer horns; crossed the Mexican border to see the hard-boiled racing town of Juarez; received the Mayor of Colton, Calif., in pajamas; arrived in Los Angeles "not feeling very well." Two hours late for a luncheon, he told Los Angeles that California was going to go Democratic, that there was to be a national Smith landslide. He went...

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