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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 21, 1912, Image 17',
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While President ( Roosevelt
ws holding 'an pnen ait" recep
tion at Syracuse,' a tall negro
pushed his way iarvfqrd through
jhe crowd, ajld eagerly grasped
. "Yo,?n me war bb'n on the same
jiay, Misteh RoQseve)t'' the dar
ky enthusiastically said, his shin
ing black face -almost, cleft from
ear to earbygrjn. , .
"De-lighted, Indeed, to .hear it I"
-Warmly responded the President,
taking a fresh grjp1 op the bjack
Knd and.laugling heartily. "So
you and I were'bbrtf on the same
day? Well, well!"
x "Yo' am fo'ty-seven yeahs old,
suh?" . . ,
"I am," was the uuickjanswer.
"An' yo' war bo'n onOctobah
"Ya-as, suh," then exclaimed
the darky, shaking all over -with
rapture; "Ya-as, suh, Mr. Roose
velt, yo' an' me is bafe twins."
"Mother, in seeding out my
birthday invitations shall I say,
'Your presence is requested'?"
"Of course not, my dear. You
should say: 'Your presents are
Aviation, with all the fatalities
credited to. it, can show only
about half as many deaths per
year as the sport' of Alp climbing.