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"Bill taugtit me how and it has
given me a new stomach. I drink
milk all day long, whereas before
I thought milk was good only for
babies and would not touch the
"Say," continued Abie, "to
change the subject, don't you
think it rather funny that Harlem
Tommy Murpliy announces him
self as being ready to fight any
lightweight in the world at 133
ringside and won't fight me at
that weight me, a feather
weight? He must be afraid of
me. Yes, I guess that's the an
swer. Why, I only weighed 121
when I fought him the last time."
Attell will remain here to see
what Nolan does in the matter of
a Fourth of July fight. If there
is nothing stirring Abe will re
turn to Lake' county.
"The mountains for me from
now on. The bright lights used
to look good to me, but never
again. And," Abe's naturally se
rious expression became more se
rious, "I have said good-bye to
the cards forever. I may play a
game of whist or something like
that for pleasure, but never more
the day and night sessions and
the big stakes.
"Lknow one game I can win at,
and that iSjboxing. A bird in the
hand is worth two in the bush,
so it's no use being a boxer and
trying to be a gambler at the
"Did you enjoy your ride in the
"N-not exactly. I was too busy
patching the indicator." -
THERE'S A DIFFERENCE. '
Baltimore, June 26. The Chi
cago convention had its Peacock?
Alley, and its Peacocks thosei
splendid birds of fashion who,
hung around the Congress, thei
Blackstone and the Colesium to;
see and tobe seen. t
The Baltimore convention isn'ts
like that. It smokes 5-cent cigars?
and stogies ; it dines at eat-while-s
you -wait-and-don't - scrape - the-I
counter-with - your - feet restaur-T,
ants ; it wears shirt waists (meano
ing the femininegenderdoes that)3
instead of whatever those things!
-were the Chicago Peacocks wore ;s
and the masculine gender doesn'ts
hesitate a moment to take off its-'
coat if it's too hot. . r
The Chicago contention was'
just in one little part of the town,
and the hoi-polloi, likewise the'
common people, were strictly ex--cluded.
In Baltimore the convention's
everybody's show, and after 6
o'clock, when supper's over and
the dishes washed, Baltimore
goes down town, baby in the go-
cart, mother without a hat on and -father
jin his shirtsleeves and vest. -
TheTJemocratic great are eas-'
ier to get a look at and find out
what makes-them tick so than the
Republicans- Senator Ollie James
of Kentucky eats his breakfast at
a lunch counter and Sen. Stone's
trousers need pressing badly.
Probably Elihu Root would
have had a fit if a Chicago dele
gate had taken off his coat in the
Coliseum, but the Baltimore con
vention is pretty near made up o
1 sbirt--sleeyed.dejegatear - -