The April Fool Archive

Mr. Train    (April Fool's Day - 1910)

Representative James Tawney, Republican congressman for Minnesota's 1st District and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, received a note in his office informing him to "Call up Mr. Train" at the number "Main 7380." He proceeded to do so.

"Mr. Train," he asked when he was connected with the number.

"Did you?" asked the voice at the other end.

"Did I what?" asked Tawney. "Who is this?"

"Union Station."

Then Tawney realized what day it was and slammed the phone down.

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