Anniversary of Manila Bay Celebration in Chicago

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Anniversary of Manila Bay Celebration in Chicago - - - a CHEERS FOR DEWEY Chicago's Celebration of...
- - a CHEERS FOR DEWEY Chicago's Celebration of Anniversary of Manila Bay Battle. PARADE WAS REMARKABLE Fully 600.000 People Gathered Along the Line or March - Cheers Mad Practically On Coutlnnoua Roar. Admtral'sCarrlage Passed Through Miles of Street Decorated with Flaga and Bunting - Lunoheon at Talon League Club. CHICAGO, May 1. Today's celebration, the first in America In which Admiral Dewey could be present on the anniversary of the battle of Manila bay, was worthy of the famous victory. Fully 600,000 people were gathered along the line of march of 'the day's parade and for four hours the admiral was busy bowing acknowledgements of the cheers that met him from all sides. When the parade entered the thickly crowded streets down town, the admiral met with his real reception and it was most enthusiastic. ONE CONTINUOUS ROAR. The cheers made practically one continuous roar, at many times so loud that it was difficult to hear the music of the band, which marched ahead of the admiral's carriage. The sidewalks were packed from curb to walls and all joined in giving the admiral a welcome which in point of enthusiasm has never been surpassed by that extended to any man who has ever been the guest of the city of Chicago. On the steps of the Art Institute, on Michigan avenue, were gathered 3.000 young women, a number of them clad in white being so placed as to spell the word "Dewey." As the carriage con taining the admiral approached their voices burst Into "See the Conquering Hero Comes" and the march was stop ped until the song was finished, the admiral expressing great pleasure at the singing. MILES OF DECORATIONS. Naval, military and civic organiza tions followed the carriage containing the admiral through miles of street decorated with flags and bunting and w ti models of the cruiser Olympla nv de from various materials, Not less nit - sing to the admiral than the ex pression of greeting and good will uiauj s - pvuitsneuus piums m a, real welcome that he received. If the admiral's carriage came near enough women Urrew flowers from windows of high buildings and the sailors around his carriage picked up many bouquets that had missed their mark and fallen in the street. After traversing the business part of the city the parade was reviewed by Admiral Dewey In the presence of thousands of people wedged literally in masses for blocks on either hand. A luncheon at the Union club

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 02 May 1900, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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