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O. Lowden wat born. B W mk W hardly undertake their settlement in the coming elec tion. However, these matters are in the fluxing state and one cannot say what may delcvop." Then I asked Lowden if he ever drank, to which he answered : "You know the story of the late Governor Hogg, of Texa-. who, when asked the same thing doling a prohibition campaign down in the Lone Star State, responded: 'Before 1 can answer that question, 1 must inquire if it is in the nature of an invitation or whether it is purely academic.' "No. I am not a prohibitionist," said the governor, but I Ml for prohibition, and 1 am for it because there was never a more complete demonstration in history than the exhibition of our incapacity to handle the liquor and saloon question. "I have expressed my gratitude to the Creator many times in my life, but my acknowledgments were never more pronounced and sincere than when, on the occasion of the street car strike in Springfield last vear. I COttld say: 'Thank God, there are no saloons!' "It cannot be denied that under our attempted reg ulation f the saloon in America these institutions became the resorts, if indeed not the breeding nests of a large percentage of our crime, our poverty and our crooked political work in the past. The spirit back of the corner saloon, as it came more and more to preempt the best locations in our cities, was never a community one : and the saloon keeper who could get the money the business be he decent or a thug, was the representative placed there by the breweries." I must say that I am unable to find any place where Frank Lowden has trimmed his sails to the breezes of expediency or popular applause. On the contrary, you will hear about Chicago that he has missed his chance by doing this thing or not doing that : not ad vancing the movement for giving state money to de mobilized troops, in refusing to call the legislature in special session to relieve the needs of the teachers in leaving the adjustment of street car fares to the Tub lie Utilities Hoard, and so on. They say the soldiers will be working against him, that the two million, nine hundred thousand out of the three million populate m of Chicago who don't pay taxes, but do pay car fares will not favor him, and all that. But this is pretty much talk, I think. The Governor was in keenest sympathy with these pro posals, but following his guiding principles, as enunciated at the begin ning of this article, the supervention always o f the law in all things at all times, he remained con sent. It is scarcely to he calculated that his murage to follow the law. against his own senti ments, will be counted W&st him. Measuring Public Men BELIEVE that the ! best way to take a pub lc man's measure is to thcr his thoughts wgpped lure and there at uad moments and while off T 8uar(l to collate " for careful exam lon. And I think that this representation of 25 p. Lowden such idea may best formed of him by sec- " wnai he thinks. (iocrnor l-owden and his hore "Iowa." fication. to a previous experience of like nature and of more extended character. In 1904 the writer was the originator and compiler of a little book containing some eight hundred epi grams which I had culled from the speeches, papers and messages of Theodore Roosevelt. The thing was classified and contained an appreciative preface. The book was given the title of "A Square Deal for Every man." There were six hundred thousand copies of that book sold and the Square Deal phrase became the slogan for the Colonel's campaigns. A number of letters came to me from Roosevelt telling me, among other things, that this was the "best book ever written about him," etc. The interesting and characteristic aspect of the affair to me was that I had not written the matter at all, but had taken it body and britches, so to speak, from Roosevelt's wu vigorous expressions. He certainly lived up to the philosophy of the square deal, and I believe the book gave a very good picture of him in every way. How marvelous, however, are the ways of uncon scious deception. Some years later I was astonished to find many of my most brilliant Roosevelt epigrams, word for word and period for period in Wagner's "Simple Life," written and published a few years be fore Mr. Roosevelt came prominently into public life. I need not disclaim the thought of plagarism. The suggestion alone would be sacrilege. Indeed the Colo nel acknowledged and proclaimed his intensive dis Clpleshtp of Wagner when the Frenchman visited him Your Own United States Before proceeding with Sr, I mav he be , :'C,,.,n akinK refer 1 LlK T W'Tl ICKFT Nantucket" is the address of one of the quaintest towns in the country. Located i llhu UHiwI of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts, it offers more unusual light! FN on the little than an armv of authors could do Justid to fa a ht. and shelters. JWJfl am., the island but there WM not eftOWgh bntincu t,,nc oirV;lZ tucket go r a,n" as a result oi a adding gift an old sea captam mad at the White House Roosevelt was the embodiment of truth; but a 1 suggest above, this is not an inap propriate place to make this reference the first time 1 have ever done SO in publishing in like though lim ited manner i number of quotations from the pen of Prank O. Lowden. All men are prett) much hero worshippers or f !. and if we find anything good in modem philosophy, whoever utters it. credit it at once to Adam Smith, Epictetus or Man us Vurelius. I found the "Don't flinch' "hit the line hard.' "1 am an optimist" Stuff in the French preacher's l"ok. "La Vie Simple." Mow are may on with Lowden Lowden on Himself H7K ARE learning as we never learned before that VV the greatness of America is measured not so much by its wealth nor or its natural resources, as by the qualities of its citizenship." "The first principle of Americanism is orderly de velopment under and through the law." "Americanization means that it is America and not the world which protects her humblest citizen in the exercise of his rights." "We see that we are safe onlv if we Americanize our foreign immigrants as rapidly as they come to our shores." "The ballot-box is the ark of our covenant." "If there he a wrong to redress the courts are open. If the courts fail to do their duty they can he im peached and removed from high office." "The final test of civilization is the lot of the aver age man." "So far as I am concerned, upon any question of policy, I only want to know whether that policyis I tetter for the average man." "Our tkm eras not designed by the fathers to shel ter those who seek to destroy it." "The best measure of our ability in the future to cope with the forces of social disorder is in the number 0 f ho m e s occupied h y their owners." "The sanctity of the home, the security of life, liberty and property, the schoolhouses dotting all our land, the churchspires pointing heavenward, could not exist for a moment unless a worthy government threw its pro tecting aegis over them." "Humanity has bur dens enough to bear with out sustaining the inhu manity of other men." "Our civilization has been enriched by the con tributions our immigrants have brought." "Our gates have been thrown wide Ope to the liberty-loving peoples of the t rth, w h o h a v e lOOght refuge from tyr ann and oppression. Our citizenship has been enlarged and strength ened by this influx of foreign blood. "We of America shall liave enough to do if we take case of owl own." 1 he law exacts fffWM citizens allegiance to America and not to the world " "The enforcement of the law. and all the law, under our form of gov ernment, is the indispen sable condition of the M cntit) of society." ot all w h 0 have come from foreign lands lu heeoine transmuted into ni( ru ans M way of clari-