National Affairs: Get a Horse!

The New Yorker, who is vaguely aware that New York City is horribly uncomfortable but likes to think of even its discomforts as somehow being the latest thing, stirred uneasily in his stupor last week. The simple matter of taking a bus ride seemed to have got out of hand.

It now cost him 11¢ to ride on the Fifth Avenue line, 6¢ on other privately owned lines, 7¢ on city-owned lines. On some buses he put the extra penny (or pennies) in the coin box, on some he handed it to the driver, on others he dropped it in a special...

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