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At least Monday's rain ought to
help the crops along.
But it is a question dWiow many
folks who really livs in Chicago have
got any garden jn which to have
A lot of us would have to plant 'em
on ourifront porch.
May showers bring rotten car serv
ice. A man at 40th and 'Madison at 4:30
Monday afternoon remarked: "Some
rank car service."
Another man replied: "Must be the
"Rainy weather nothin'," snapped
back the first man. "The serfice is
always rotten-, rain or shine."
So, under the circumstances, we
will give the prize to the first man.
If the Boston Braves had been in
town Monday there might have been
some excuse for Stallings at the West
Side Ball park.
The Cubs just beat the Pirates at
their own game in spite of Umpire
The joke of the season is on the
man who decided that he wouldn't
need any more coal.
Flowers in the local parks are
doing nicely, thank you !
Cheer up! The park boards re
mind us that in a few weeks we can
all go out and hear a free band concert.
FUNKHOUSER IS HIT AGAIN BY
Major Funkhouser is sore. And his
friends are sore. When Mayor
Thompson announced his "intention
of putting the second deputy's offica
out of business through the council
the major called his friends about
him. He would not go without a
fight in the council.
So Mayor Thompson has gone
about the reorganization 'of the police
department in another manner., He
ordered Chief Healey to put the five
policemen who haVe b'een working,
out of the second -deputy's office on
regular beats over the city.
Major Funkhouser will still have
his vice chasers, but they will not
sally forth from the city hall to round
up the girls of the street cloaked with
the authority of . police officers.
When the major wishes to pinch a
house he must call the precinct po
lice station for aid and await the
coming of the regular policemen.
"A polecat has took up its sojourn
under th' Beeleysport city hall.
Strangers now don't need a guide ter
locate our civic center."
TWO DEFEATS OF CARRANZA
Washington, May 4. Two defeats
of Carranza forces reported to the
Villa agency here are:
Gen. Maximo Garcia drove Carran
zistas from Victoria, capital of Ta
maulipas, and cornered part of them
today at Guemez, northeast of the
city, where 80 were killed and many
prisoners with much stores .taken.
Gen. Magdelino Cedillo and broth
er, Santurneno Cedillo, defeated an
other force .southeast of Victoria,
capturing' a military train containing
1,200 horses. Of the 300 prisoners
taken 3" were executed for. participat
ing in Huerta revolution and re
mainder drafted into the Villa army.
Partly cloudy Tuesday, Wednesday
fair, no decfded change in tempera
ture, moderate winds, mostly north