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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 01, 1912, Image 27',
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MA OR OF N. Y. GETo A
KEG OF REAL BEER
New York, April 1. A young
man, hugging a perfectly good
and extremely heavy keg of beer
to his chest" toiled up the city
hall steps today and asked for
The. young man was directed
to the mayor's office, and toiled
in there, still hugging the preci
ous keg. Clerk McKettrick saw
him coming, and, thinking it
might be a bomb, hastily got be
hind the counter.
"What is it?" he cried to the
sweating young man.
"Beer;' panted that gentle
man. "Beer?" exclaimed McKet
trick, emerging froiil behind the
counter, and gettingf eal close to
the keg. "Beer?
"Yep," said the young man.
Then Clerk McKettrick t re
membered he was assistant secrer
tary to Mayor Gayrior of New
York City, and ought, according
ly, to be highly indignant at the
idea of beer in the city hall.
"Whadyu mean by bringing
beer here?" he demanded. "It's
"'Snot confiscated," said the
young man. "It's for the mayor.'
.Where is he?"
Clerk McKettrick- looked at
the young man closely. He
seemed quite sane."
"D'you mean that keg of beer's
for Mayor Gaynor, Mayor Will
iam J, Gaynor?" McKettrick de
manded. "Yep, and he's to pay me for
baid the I
Jjringmg it up here,"
"Who sent it?" asked McKet-
"Governor Dix, said the
young man, solemnly.
"Governor officer, call a cop,"
"You needn't look at me like
that," said the young man, hotly1.
"I'm not nuts1. Governor Dix
sent this keg of beer to Mayor,
nd Mayor Gaynor is to pay me
for it, and I've got fhis letter to
McKettrick took the letter and
opened. After he had read, he
led the young man who had toil
ed into the city hall with that keg
of beer up to the calendar.
"This," he explained to theT
young man is, as you will notice,
the first of April, sometimes call
ed.by the vulgar, All Fools Day."
The young man grasped the t
situation, and left. The keg of
beer, which is quite good beer,
as McKettrick will testify, stay
ed in the mayor's office. The let
ter the young man handed Mc
"Mayor's office, City Hall:'
Please pay bearer in many smiles
Governor, so to speak, Dix."
"There is certainly one thing
strange about a boat."
".What is that?" (
"When a- man doesn't want it
to go at all, he makes it fast."
London shop showed an imita
tion of a portly old man made en
tirely from a lobster. That's car
rying real life into action ali right,
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