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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 25, 1912, Image 17

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LITTLE OLb NEW YORK
By N&rman,
New York, Jan; 25. A floor
clerk at the Plaza was considera
bly puzzled "for sever days by a
guest who occupied a large and
expensive stiite of rooms, and
who called up, every morning,
asking the temperature outdoors.
He not only wanted to know
whether it wvscoldjor mild, but
'he demanded the exact tempera
ture, and the clerk had to get it
-for him. She happened to speak
of this peculiar' request to the'
chambermaid, who cared for the
suite, and the ttext day she had'
the answer.
' 'The charrfbefmaid,' investigat
ing in a number of large, ward
robes which the guest had Had
placed in his dressing room, dis-
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covered about 20 overcoats, of
varying weights. Each had a la
bel 60 degrees, 50 degrees, 40
degrees, 35, 30. and so on down
to a heavy s'ea'l which was labeled
10 below. When Mr. Twenty
Overcoats went out after his
breakfast, he always had on the
garment that fitted the dav.
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For the. last two seasons, since
Oscar Hammerstein sold his op
era house, leaving the Metropoli
tan in undisputed possession of
'the field, the demand for seats at
that temple of music has been
far greater than the supply. Al
most -every seat in the house is
subscribed for, for all the regular
performances, and there are many -people
who are willing and anx
ious to buy good seats for the sea
son, ana wno can t get tnenv
having neglected to get their
certificate checks in early last
summer.
Some of these latter have
become so desperate that
while for ushers to learn who
are he owners of certain
coveted seats, and tip them
off. .
One of these people droo-
"ir jrffit ped in at the subscription de
partment cne oiner.aay ana
said, "I wish you would put
me down for those two seats
old Mrs., W. has, in the tenth
fe KW, so I will have first crack
at them, m case anything
happens to her. I notice she's
got a mighty "bad cough, and
she doesn't come very often
this season. ,
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