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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 05, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 17

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AIN'T NATURE WONDERFUL!
The Hotel Lobby
What has become of the old
fashioned museum, -George?
Y' got me, Sol.
"Well, Roland, it's went. The twin
jitney museum is now ancient. Since
the masses got acquainted with ho
tel lobbies the lid was nailed down
hard on the freak emporium and
smothered with moth balls.
Go into a hotel lobby any time of
the day or on the way home in the
morning, hide behind a palm (we
don't mean the bell hop hee! hee!
that ain't 'alf bad, wot?) Get your
orbs focused and watch the frisk
ing freaks or lobby leopards in their
native haunts.
F'rinstance, see that very impor
'tant looking Luke strutting around
wearing his soft hat a la devil-may-care
father-is-rich sort of a way?
Lookit him putting oh airs. Now he
goes up to the desk; asks if there's
a telegram or some maiL Out loud
now, so every one can hear you: "I'm
expecting a telegram from N'Yawk.
I'll be in the dining room."
Then he goes up to the porter and
asks, not very loud, but just so he
can be heard two blocks away: "I
say, porter! When is the next train
for New Orleans?"
Oh! he's the best in the first race.
There's "many such as him, Ralph.
Putting on phoney dog. Wants ev
eryone to think he's so bored with
hotel life. Fifteen times out of 10
he's a salesman for men's garters, or
carries a sample case of sewing ma
chine oil. '
Look! Look! This one coming with
a cane, spats, holding his hat in his
hand and lard in his hair that he
spent 35 minutes in front of a mir
ror slicking up. He's sore because
, he hasn't got an electric sign on his
b.ck letting everybody know he's an
actor.
C'mon, Jake, let's hoof it away.
Letts go over to Fogarty's gymna
sium and watch Terrible Henneeey
work out
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Visiting Curate Willie, everything
you do is either for God or for Sa
tan. Think of that, my boy, every
time you choose.
Willie When dad says I can take
my choice between a spanking and
going to bed without supper which
side is Satan on? Puck.
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