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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 04, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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MERELY COMMENT
Wafts of springtime too oft remind
xts, we must clean our doggone yard.
Real signs of spring: Marbles, tops,
robins, roller skates, -hucksters and
last but not least, the distant sound
of some poor husband beating rugs.
When the real summer weather
hits Chicago it might not be a bad
idea to install some of those "fresh
air" cars that did not make a hit in
the -winter time.
If the grown folks are going to do
any worrying over the milk situation,
let's do it for the babies.
Are we going to let another rotten
affair rise to increase the death rate
of the little ones?
Today's the big electional fishing
day. Voters are doing the casting,
while candidates are out trying to
catch what the voters cast
If we remember right, Abraham
Lincoln, father of Robert T., was the
gentleman who. had a lot to do with
freeing the slaves.
And this very same Robert T., son
of Abraham, is the guy who is mak
ing slaves of a lot of workers out at
the Pullman shops.
Looks as if Bob only inherited the
name, in spite of the many other
good points conspicuous in his dad.
When a trust newspaper auto eoes
speeding down the boulevard the law
should worry.
But when any little fellow with a
Ford goes speeding along, a cop will
grab him and he has to do his own
worrying.
Looks like Senator Borland of Mis
souri has sort of got the Beef Barons
a leetle bit skeered.
Who ever heard of that outfit say
ing: "Sure, go ahead and look at
our books"?
But Borland is from the "SHOW
ME" state.
The gag of living at the rate of
thirty-three cents a day might be all
O. K. if you were invited out to two
of your three meals.
The idea of eati'ne. oicnic bites for J
all three squares does not appeal to
a great many folks.
Must be great to plough through a
couple of days at thirty-three cents
per day and then
Ride out home in your own ma
chine and sit down to a regular meal,
to get caught up inside.
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ARMY'S "HOODOO" REGIMENT IN
FIRST CLASH WITH VILLA
By M. D. Jacobs,
United Press Staff Correspondent.
Field Headquarters of the Amer
ican Army Near Dublan, Mexico, April
1 (via motor train to Columbus. N.
M.) April 4. Mad 5 hours' scramble
over mountain passes southwest of
village of San Geronimo with squad
ron of American cavalry urging their
jaded mounts in hot pursuit of terror-stricken
force of bandits, now
close on their heels, now falling far,
behind, is story of end of Pancho
Villa's army.
Colonel Dodd has been' given credit
for this victory but it was actually
Col. Erwin who led detachment of
400 of Dodd's men on the 17 hour
ride.
It was in a manner fitting that the
Seventh cavalry, which tradition
holds to be the most unlucky regi
ment in the American army, should
have delivered the initial, Overwhelm-ingljlow.
The Seventh was in Custer's com
mand at the little-Big Horn in 1876
when five troops were wiped out by
the Sioux and Cheyennes. The next
year they lost a large number of men
at Bear Paw, including their adju
tant in a fight with the Nezperces.
They lost heavily at Wounded Knee
in 1890 against the Sioux. In 1894
a number were wiped o.ut by the ex
plosion of a gun caisson during a
parade on Grand blvd. in Chicago.
Albany, N. Y. Rowboat used as
hearse at funeral of Mrs. Sarah
Staetz today because the Hudson
flooded all roads from her home on
Staatz island, .

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