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, Five regiments, of Illinois militia
men in khaki, carrying rifles, with
two companies of Univ. of Illinois ca
dets, were the only thing in the pa
rade that looked like war. Most of
it looked like peace. Phone girls, de
partment store lassies, stockyards
pigstickers, shophands, working peo
ple of all crafts and industries they
looked like working people. They
didn't look like the thirty, messy
trench diggers and mankillers now
at each other's throats at Verdun.
Sec'y of the Interior Franklin K.
Lane, with Mayor Thompson and
army officers reviewed thex parade
from the stand in front of the Art
One company was cheap enough to
use the parade for advertising. It
broke the general agreement that no
ads would go. This was the Chicago
Telephone Co. It sported a big white
flag with the regular advertising de
sign on it It was carried with the
company'3 brass band.
On the front of Lake View Bldg.,
near the grand review stand, 'and
where all marchers could see, the
American Union of Anti-Militarists,
stretched a sign reading:
"To Marchers: There are only
lOOIOOO of you. You are not the only
patriots.' Two million, farmers, half
a million mine workers, and organ
ized labor throughout America, are
against what you and Wall st are
marching for. Are you sure you're
''Hail, hail, the gang's all here,"
was the song of a City Hall employes'
On a balcony on the Jackson blvd.
Bide of the Great Northern hotel was
a man in a white suit and straw hat
As each division of the parade came
along he yelled, "Hurrah for Roose
velt." Roosevelt cheers then went
down the line.
Many delegates to the Rep., nation
al convention were mixed among the
Michigan blvd. crowds. There was
much, talk that the parade was a
Usual channels of traffic were
broken up today. At 10:36 a.
there were only four pedestrians in.
front jof The Fair. Elevated trains at
9 o'clock had plenty of seats. At 11
they were packed in rush-hour style.'
Plenty of standing room on side
walks downtown during the "morn
ing.. As divisions of the parade
reached the end of the line of march
and turned back to become specta-,
tors, the walks became filled. Early
afternoon the loop was one vast hu
ST. LOUIS PARADE. A SUCCESS
St Louis, Mo., June 3. St Louis
made its plea for national prepared
ness tills afternoon with a parade
In which more than 30,000 persons
The Mbund City declared a half
holiday and representatives . from
practically every business house,
railroad, -club and other organlza- ,
tions were in line when Col. E. J. V
Spencer, grand marshal; 'started .
march at 2 o'clock.
, n r . -
PLATE GLASS WINDOW FALLS
SEVERAL SLIGHTLY HURT
The first accident to mar Prepared
ness day came early this morning
when a plate glass window, measur
ing 6 by 9 feet, fell from the office of
Fred'k H. Bartletf& Co. at 63 W.
Washington st A number of peo
ple received minor cuts.
HAVE HARD TIME MAKING LIST
- OF WRECK DEAD
Packard, la June 3. With Flood
r.rffplt still out at its hanks tndav it
many people iosi meir uvea wnen,
Rock Island passenger train No, 19
crashed through bridge near here
early yesterday morning.
6 bodies have been recovered and
there may be as many more dead in
the day coach still submerged In the
stream. There were 60 nasseneera "
la the coach when it" went dOtyh. ' '