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MAYOR SAYS MILITIA WILL NOT
That the militia is being quietly
prepared is the claim of some insid
ers. In the armories, according to
members of the. Illinois National
Guard, things are beingjnoved about
in preparation for active service.
Mayor Thompson intimated that
his police force was strong enough to
put down any attempt to injure the
property of the car companies with
out the aid of the state militia.
"I am responsible to the whole peo
ple and in accordance with my oath
of office I shall conduct myself in the
protection of the people and property
interests as the law provides," was a
statement from Thompson issued
after the final conference on the
"I anticipate no trouble," he de
clared later, "but if it comes the po
lice department will be prepared. I
think the strike will be carried on in
a quiet an dorderly manner, but if
not, the police force is strong enougn
without aid from the militia."
RUSH FOR HOTELS
Among those few who considered
the strike a godsend are the loop ho
tels. Banquet halls and even confer
ence chambers have been converted
into sleeping quarters for business
men who had to choose between stay
ing in the loop last night and remain
ing home today.
The rush to the hotels will be
somewhat abated after today, but
they will probably be well filled as
long as the strike lasts.
A greater part of the hotel business
will come from the large corpora
tions, which, as in the case of the
phone company, will keep their em
ployes in hotels rather than risk non
appearance. 1 o o
SIX PASSENGERS 15 COPS
Three trains were run on the South
Side elevated lines between 7 and 10
this morning. Total of six passen
gers and 15 policemen.
AUTO SERVICE FOR EMPLOYES
OF LARGE CONCERNS
A treat in the form of an auto ride
is promised others who labor for large
Sears, Roebuck & Co. plan to have
sixty autos scour the city every
morning and at designated places
pick up employes of the concern.
They will be returned home in the
same manner. Similar arrangements
have been made by Montgomery,
Ward & Co.
Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. an
nounced that the firm would use auto
trucks to carry employes who are un
able to get to the loop by steam rail
ways. Marshall Field & Co. has di
vided its auto trucks among the va
rious departments to call for those
FOR "SILK STOCKINGS"
The Shaw Livery Co., often called
"the taxi trust," with its 200 taxis and
40 touring cars, is gloating over the
prospects. Only "silk stockings" will
be bit by rates of the taxi companies,
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THE MEXICAN SITUATION
Washington, June 14. "Watchful,
waiting" will continue the adminis
tration's watchword in Mexico for at
least another fortnight This was
stated on high official authority to
day. Important developments within
Mexico are awaited, to determine this
First of these is Gen. Carranza's
expected response to Gen. Villa's pro
posal for a conference of leaders. It
is hoped, but doubted, that Carranza
L "More tough luck," whispered his
"Well, what now?" he muttered.
"You know Miss Green never sings
without her music,"
"Well, she's brought her music,"