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cept the millionaire "bo," but
"Hungry" invited the reporter
out to buy both of them a drink.
In an address "Brother" How
glorified the comyTg Utopia,
when a couple of hours' work a
day will be rewarded by "three
squares and a flop."
PEACE, SAD HEART!
Editor Johnny Spreckles is
weeping bitter crocodilian tears
because scarcely a man of na
tional reputation, with the excep
tion of Roosevelt and Perkins, at
tended that recent moose gather
ing at Chicago.
This feature has been quite no
ticeable at all impdrtant moose
meetings. At the national con
vention in August one had to lpok
very closely to discover many
delegates with reputation quite so
national and strong as a Penrose's
or a Murphy's. That meeting
and others of the third party seem
to have been made up of a very
extraordinary large proportion of
plain people, people who had neg
lected or failed to acquire national
repute either as bosses or boot
lickers of the 'privileged class.
Still, they made quite a showing.
Maybe they'd have done better
without even one man of national
Reputation in their midst.
Reputation which is what peo
ple think you are doesn't go
very far in these times of busy
grand jury work and congres
sional investigations. You've got
to show people by deeds. Mr.
Taft had one of the largest na
tional reputations we ever heard
of, but b&iighted Utah was al
most alone in accepting his repu
tation as what was needed. Mr.
Joseph Cannon, Mr. Joseph For
aker, and a tremendous flighty of
"lame ducks" are all indicative of
the powerlessness of mere reputa
tion to uplift in these progressive
Let Brother Spreckles dry his
tears. Reputation is what peo
ple think you are, or, rather, what
you've managed to make people
think you are. Character is what
you really are and the nation has
got to judging character by per
formance. ' The performance of
thosevplain moosers may com
pletely offset "any disadvantage in
their lack of national reputation.
HE WAS DININQ OUT
A young clerk on his first visit
to Chicago thought to impress his
friends by putting up at an ex
pensive hotel, the charges of
which were really more than he
could afford, and he had therefore
to economize in various ways to
make ends meet.
On one occasion he happened
to be taking his midday meal in a'
high-stool lunchroom when a
young man and his sister, friends
of his, passed. The pretentious
clerk bowed his head over his
sandwich, hoping to be unrecog
nized, but the friend saw him and
"Hello, George! Dining out
again, you gay dog eh?"
"A simple look is all I crave."
said the young man to the heiress.
1 hen I advise you to look into a
mirror," she replied.
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