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N. R COCHRAN
EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
600 SO. PEORIA ST. CHICAGO, 1VL.
Editorial. Monroe 353
leiepnoneS Circulation. Monroe 3SZS
SUBSCRIPTION By Carrier In Chicago.
30 centa a Month. By Mall, United
States and Canada. S3 00 a Year.
Enterefi ag second-class matter April
21. 1914. at the postolflce at Calcayo,
111., under the Act of March 3. 1879.
CHICAGO PARKS. Chicago has
any other city in this country skinned
a block when it comes to a park sys
tem, and the people who can get to
the parks know how to use them.
There isn't a "KEEP OFF THE
GRASS" sign to offend the eye the
people can picnic all they please
and they can play baseball, tennis,
gob! and other outdoor games. Be
side all that, the city has kept enough
of its lake front to furnish bathing
beaches for hundreds of thousands.
On the whole, the parks are ad
mirably managed for the benefit of
the people and they are worth every
dollar they cost
It would be blorious if our social
system were so adjusted that every
man, woman and child in Chicago
had the time and could afford the ex
pense to spend a few hours in the
BIG BILL'S BOOM. You've got to
hand it to Big Bill Thompson for
making good as mayor right from
the jump. He certainly made the
country sit up and take notice. But
there is still serious work ahead of
him as mayor of Chicago and his real
friends will hope the politicians will
not now turn his head with presiden
One of the quickest ways to Mil
off a good mayor or governor is to
get the presidential bee to sting hirn
on the bean.
That sting is often fatal It results';
in a swollen bead; and when a man's
head swells so big he can't reach it
with his fingers to scratch he's in
danger of dying of the itch.
Big Bill's too good a fellow t6 fall
victim to that pestiferous disease.
Swat that presidential bee, Bill!
Don't let it kid you
HE'S A VILLAIN, ANYHOW. A
subscriber writes the Bington Bugle:
"We're derned peaceable folks and
we ain't lookin' fer no scrap, but
every man jack in town is ready to
enlist, bein' as our country is invaid
ed. Si Watkins' paper sez the cities
in the east are suffering terrible from
an attack of General Humidity. Who
is the cuss, anyhow? German, or
one of them onery Russians?"
Mr. Burbank of potato fame has
now produced a new banana with tha,
slipperiness taken out of the skin. If,
he will next turn his attention to tak
ing the colic out of green apples the
small boy will be duly appreciative. -
An item in a fashion column is to
the effect that women's skirts wfllj
be two or three inches shorter this'
falL Well, that may be, but as farj
as the mere men are concerned, they
will look longer.
Dr. Rosalie Slaughter Morton is
one of the busiest surgeons on the
staff of the New York Polyclinic hos-
pital, but she was named before she
became a surgeon.
The Silver Lining. AH that rainJ
has been keeping pastures green andj
juicy, there has been more milk andj
consequently a cut in the price of
The most surprising thing to the
tourist when he first sees a fig tree in,'
the orient is to note, after all, how.
small the leaves are!
We don't hear of any one erecting
a monument to Bostock, the English
men, who, about 100 years ago, dis
covered hay fevert