I am a little petition only a few months old. But I grew fast—now I am 5 ft. tall and have to be tied up in a bag. I am a very important petition—17,226 pages constitute my physique; within me are the signatures of 437,163 Illinois voters and all kinds of notary public seals.

Last week I had a big field day. In Chicago they had a wonderful parade, just on account of me. I left the Hotel Bismarck, climbed in a truck. In front of me was at boisterous brass band which...

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