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v the same age who work In mills and
And I would have college girls, de
partment store girls, factory girls,
. A waitresses, stenographers, society
ij- debutantes all kinds and conditions
of girls. I wouldn't mind if the girls
who can afford it rode in automobiles,
and those who couldn't afford autos
Probably it would be well to have
autos donated to haul the cripples,
- but I'would like to have them carry
banners so we could tell the various
- classes of cripples and defectives
those that were maimed in industry,
those who became defectives because
of the sins of the parents, etc., etc.
Doubtless there could be a 'delega
tion of consumptives, of syphiletics
and other victims of social disease.
There should be delegations of
preachers, lawyers; doctors, editors,
publishers, cadets, saloonkeepers,
merchants, manufacturers, dive
keepers, prostitutes, landladies, own
ers of houses used for immoral pur
poses, gamblers, gunmen, million
aires, beggars, thieves, burglars," po
licemen, dope fiends, bankers, white
slavers, fire-bugs, club-men, jack
rollers, manufacturers, detectives,
common laborers, skilled artisans, all
kinds and conditions of men and wo
men with something to indicate how
they make their living.
I wouldn't permit men to march
as Democrats, Republicans, Progres
sives, Socialists, Prohibitionists, I. W.
a Ws., Masons, Guardians, of Liberty,
W Knights of Pythias, Elk, Catholics,
Erotestants, Jews, Negroes f or none
of those classifications fairly indicate
what men are as MEN.
I would exhibit men rather in their
relation as brothers and their manner
of making a living.
j The" delegations might be arranged
so as to illustrate cause and effect.
For example, manufacturers might
come first in autosi and right behind
them" the army of cripples maimed in
their mills and factories. And behiad
these the victims of-occupatipnal dis-
eases, consumptives and defectives.
We could have various floats that
would exhibit Chicago humanity in
interesting contrast Say, a depart
ment store owner, his wife, daughter
and a girl clerk in one. The girl clerk
could carry a banner saying, "I am
paid ?6 a week." The owner could
carry one saying, "I pay it" I leave it
to the imagination of my readers
what bannei-s the wife and daughter
If it could be arranged the dele
gation of 'lost" women should be
accompanied by tlie men who helped
lose them and the men who made
money by them becoming lost and
making a business of it. Some judges'
could, with propriety and justice,
march with the female prostitutes.
And so could the owners of the
property in which fallen women ply
their trade. If there are men in Chi
cago who maintain two establish
ments, an illustrative exhibit would
be open touring cars, in each of them
a man with all of his women.
I can't attempt to arrange the pa
rade now. But a committee could be
appomted that could classify men and
women so as best to illustrate hu
manity and brotherhood in Chicago,
and what we the people have done to
develop humanity in all these years"
of civilization and progress.
I think it would be a much more
sensational holiday than Real Estate
Day, or any of the other days we
The question would arise whether
it wouldn't be more illuminating ir
men who prostitute their talents do
not properly belong in the parade
with women who prostitute their
bodies and that would make a very
large part of the parade.
Some nice distinctions would have
to be made to place men in the pro
fessions or in industry. I don't know
just where I would place the thieves
and burglars there are so many
But I do think there are tremen
dous educational possibilities in such
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