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PEOPLE WHO ARE MAKING DEMOCRATIC HISTORY
By Oliver P. Newman.
Any enterprising candidate for
the presidency of the United
States who wants to find put how
to make his boom "bigger than the
discharge of a fourteen-inch dis
appearing gun ought to take a
good long look at the Judson
Harmon headquarters, ninth floor
Emerson hotel, Baltimore, Mary
land. Governor Harmon very evi
dently learned early in his career
that it p'ays to advertise; conse
quently, nine out of every ten peo
ple you meet in the Jobby of the
Emerson are Harmon press
agents. When they all get-together
in Harmon Headquarters
you can see press agents'' amis
and legs sticking out the win
dows. They keep 14 typewriters
and eight murtigraph machines
busy issuing statements, which
of course is line for the paper
"If Harmonjhad as many dele'
me Man imf-u
gates as he's got press agents,'
said Cato, Soils, the new national'
committeeman from Texas, "he'dj
be nominated on the first ballot.'
Col. James Hamilton Lewis, ok
the pink whiskers, purple hose,
dogskin gloves, white spats, andj
eyeglasses, is telling on himself
the best story that's floated into
Baltimore. Coming east on the!
train, he indulged in that well'
known folly of a smoking room?
argument, having met up withanj
Illinois drummer who evidently
mistook the pride of Cook couns
ty bar for the advance agent ofs
the Greatest Show on earth. '
"Who's running for the senate,
in Illinois this year?" asked the
colonel, refraining from stating
that he himself is the Democratic
"Lieutenant Governor Sher
man,"" replied the drummer.
"Who else?" asked Col. Jim.
"A Chicago dude named Lew-
is," shouted the drummer, "and
mebbe you think we ain't loaded) j
for Him dbw'h. m my-town!"