April 5, 1916

Musical Celebration Packs Streets When Result Is Known.

When it became definitely, positively, absolutely certain, about 9:30 o'clock last night, that Edwards and the entire Republican ticket had been elected by one of the most sweeping majorities ever recorded in the history of Kansas City, the Republican city committee called out the band, that's all.

For an ideal celebration in honor of a great victory a band is a most necessary adjunct and Dr. Ed Hiner of the Third Regiment band instantly responded to the summons.

When the band started up its first notes in front of Republican headquarters on Grand avenue, near Twelfth street, the clans began to gather. The parade, which started, soon gathered in a score of automobiles, while thousands of persons joined in the procession.

Thousands of others listened to the music and watched the paraders, and on Twelfth street, between Grand avenue and Main street, traffic quit business for the time being while the victors celebrated.

The band and its accompanying marchers stopped in front of The Journal office and thousands cheered as Dr. Hiner and his associates rendered most appropriately "There is No Place Like Home."

"It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary" and other popular numbers followed, and meanwhile the cars on Eighth street were blocked by the crowds, and the passengers in the blocked cars didn't seem to mind it.

Many of the paraders picked up torches and colored lights as the parade continued on its journey, and the closing jollification was held at the city hall, which is due for a thorough house cleaning under the new order of things, as voted at yesterday's election.

At the city hall the Republican celebrants picked up a live goat and this symbolic animal was taken by the crowd to the Jefferson hotel, where it was marched through the lobby and from the back to the central part of the town, the last remnant of the parade finally disbanding at Fourteenth street and Grand avenue.