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Beggars’ Club. The Beggars’ Club was created by I.K. Friedman (Art Furber) and appeared in four stories in The Saturday Evening Post in 1902, beginning with “A Word to Non-Members” (The Saturday Evening Post, Oct. 18, 1902).

The Beggars’ Club are Con Men. The Beggars’ Club are an informal organization of genial beggars and panhandlers. They meet in McQuinn’s barrel-house to discuss their latest gains and dispute how best to separate the citizens from their money. They consist of Sam the Scribe (who writes up their notes), Blind Bill (who would prefer to be lame), and Hungry Henry.

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