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WJP1H MO1KES; ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY' NOVEMBER 15 1899. ' „ .. ^. . — -------- ......-._ - — -- -_^^^ — — .„ ,. ,„ FIFTY-FIRST_AT HOME. WARMLV WELCOMED ON ARRIVAL AT COUNCIL BLUFFS. Thousand People From Outside Towns Partis ipate to Welcome — Bands Galore — Shaw, White and Others Make Addresses. ni.tJFfS, November 6. — Twentyi-five thousand people front all pv*f Iowa joined the people of Counclf Bluffs today in •welcoming back to Hawkeyedom the Fifty-first Iowa volunteers. It *<ras a great day In this town. On Sunday the excursion trains' •began to pour their hundreds of coach loads of people Into the city. The Burlington system brought in over 10,000 people on' special trains, and while It •was by a long lead at the top of the list, yet the other lines contributed immense throngs. Sunday afternoon it became evident that the town was stalled. The people couldn't be fed, to say nothing of housing them. The Jcourt house and city hall were converted Into bed houses; thousands went over to Omaha for the night. This mov-ing they were on hand early, but not early enough to see the trains cotne Into the Rock Island station with the soldiers. Comparatively few were at the depot when the train was sighted coming across the Missouri river bridge. As soon as possible the signal was given, and the whistles of the city were turned loose, in shrieking chorus. But the citizens and visitors had taken too many liberties the evening previous with the sanctity of the Sabbath. Even In Council Bluffs Sunday is supposed to be more quiet than any other day of the week. But this was an exception. The people turned night into day, promenaded the streets, sat In the parks to listen to the music of a score, •more or- less,. of. bands, argued -and worried about the question of Sleeping quarters, and otherwise had a real good time till early morning. The strain was too severe, and the town and its guests were ringing for ice water or Just beginning to get well down 'to sleep when the -whistles began blowing. So it happened that, with 50,000 people waiting to receive them, there were only a few hundred In the neighborhood of the depot when the trains came "in. But the town soon awakened, and by the time the troops could be formed and marched up town, the streets were thronged. The first train came in. at 7:30 and the second an hour later. The Parade Fronr, C.e Depot. Everything had been arranged to make the parade a great affair. There were about thirty bands in the town; the .police, fire department and all the civic organizations of the town were pressed into the parade; then there were numerous delegations from towns all over Iowa, wearing badges indicating their respective postoffice ad• -dresses. It was a great cavalcade; b?it In oi.j minor respect the local committee had erred. It forgot to cake detailed arrangements with, this regimental officers for the t&rt the soldiers should take in the parade. As soon as the boys got into the town they climbed out of the care and proceeded to enjoy themselves. Their legs needed stretch- Ing, and some of them were dry. The efforts made later to form them and secure something like the complete strength of each company for the parade was difficult, and the result was that comparatively few of the soldiers were actually in the line of parade. The parade, however, was a great success. Never were so many bands in a. single procession in Iowa. The long line took about forty minutes to pass a given point. It marched all through the central district of the town and finally to Bayless park, the order being as follows: FIRST DIVISION. Chief of Police and Aide. Platoon of Eight Mounted Police. Platoon of Eight Mounted Marshals. Agnew Band of Creston— 40 Pieces. Chief of Staff L. M. Black. Adjutant's Department Iowa,. G. A. R.j Chief Marshal Major John F. Lacy; Assistant Chief Marshal 3. 3. Steadman. Council Bluffs Fire Department. Bedford Band— 35 Pieces. Red Oak Fire Department. . Avoca Band— 35 Pieces. Governor and President of the Day in Carriages with Mayor and Chairman Reception Committee. Governor's Staff, Mounted. Lake City Band— 35 Pieces. Speakers in Carriages, with Chairman Speakers' Committee and Chairman Invitation Committee. Newton Band— 35 Pieces. Department Commander G. A. R. in Car- rlage, with General Stanton, Major Howard, Past National Commander G. A. R. Major C. F. Ciarkson and Chairman Military Committee. Carriages Containing State Officers and Distinguished Guests and Members of General Executive Committee. SECOND DIVISION. Captain Geo. M. Parker, Commanding. Atlantic Band— 35 Pieces. Three Mounted Marshals. High School Cadets. Anita Band— 30 Pieces. High School ex-Cadets. Knoxville Band— 30 Pieces. Uniformed Rank K. of P. Nos. 27 and U. Uniformed Rank Modern Woodmen. Oskaloosa Band— 30 Pieces. THIRD DIVISION. Colonel 3. F. McNeal, Commanding. Washington Band— 30 Pieces. Three Mounted Marshals. Delegations from Ixiveland, West Sia» Penison, Dunlap, Woodbine, Logan, Missouri Valley, Crescent, VaU, Charter Oak, Onawa. Mod&le. with any other Delegations on the Line of the C, & N. W. Railroad, Harlan Band.-25 Pieces. Delegations fro™ Hamburg. Nebrask* City and towns on the Kansas City St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad. FOURTH DIVISION. G H. Castle, Commanding, Guthrle Center Band— 35 Piece*. Three Mounted Marshals. Shenandoah Band— 38 Pieces. Silver CUy. l*rttett, ShenanJpah Brooke Barid-20 Pieces. Nodaway Band— 90 Pieces. P»leg*tlon» from Defiance. Earllng, Pan*. ma Manilla and other towns on the T"T-t Ti^"-< _ — i o f* i •»-. n n || Hnn ft & St, p. Railroad. Banfl~20 Pieces, jor A. WHUspn. Ccanmandlnir. Glenwood Bind-3? Pieces. ^SKJW^^""' ^SSSM' Abe TAnmln font, O. A. It,, and all Visiting Posts of the Department ot Iowa and Nebraska. Union Veteran Legion. Union Veteran Union and all ex-Soldiers and Sailors, and Soldiers and Sailors of the Spanish War. SEVENTH DIVISION. Colon-cl Loper Commanding. Fifty-first Regiment Band. Regimental Staff Mounted. Fifty-first Regiment. Four Mounted Marshals. Scene Abont (he Speaker's Stand. When at last the parade had poured its full length into the park and the thousands who had lined the streets along the route had followed it thither, the scene was an animated one. All around the park the business houses were decorated profusely In the national colors. In the center was a great stand arranged to seat 300 to 400 people. This was occupied by the distinguished guesls of the occasion. In front of it the members of the regiment were marched into an enclosed space reserved for them so that they might be assured of comfortably hearing the speakers. The park and surrounding streets were thronged with people. The eonorous tones of John Baldwin, even, reached a comparatively few of them. The intention had been that Col. W. P. Hepburn should act as chairman or the day. In his unavoidable absence Hon. John N. Baldwin acted in his stead. Mr. Baldwin Presides. In assuming the presidency of the day, Hon. John N. Baldwin explained that Colonel Hepburn, who was to have acted in this capacity, had been belated and could not be found. It was explained further that Rev. H. P. Williams, chaplain of the regiment, was in and could not appear, and in his Etead his father, Bev. J. Madison Williams of Drake university. Des Moines, Bttt ft must not be forgotten that of the number who in the springtime of 189S Went from Camp McKialey trtth proud step, firm be«n and lofty tutenj some have gone to their reward, and there is left as but the scant privilege of a tear in their remembrance and a trord of fcvmnathr for the bereaved heart* and saa nomes maae such 5y their absence. The righteousness of the end towards which they strove, the Justice of the cause fot which they ated and the response to duty ever imperative constitute the only justification for the sad sacrifice. Proud as we are today of what has been so recently accomplished by American valor, when future years shall have added thereto their settings and the hopes of Improved conditions for the Oppressed both on the east and 6h the West of us shall have reached fruition, the remembrance that brother, father or ancestor took part In the events through Which you have passed with such signal honor Will be a priceless legacy to your descendants. The cause of liberty has not suffered at your hands; human rights have not been transgressed; human hopes have not been blighted, but the world is somewhat nearer universal peace, universal righteousness and universal self-government because of what has been achieved by the army and navy of which you. citizen soldiers of Iowa, have formed an integral part. A little over a third of a century ago there returned to this state, from a war that also reflected great honor upon the nation, a somewhat larger, but In no sense a brawr body of men. These heroes of the old war, by common consent, have been accorded peculiar privileges. It has been theirs to say whatever they p/eased concerning the conflict in which they were engaged and to freely express their opinions as to the righteous- jess or the unrighteousness of the cause 'or which they tendered the sacrifice of :helr lives. Theirs also it has been to .each thtir children anything concerning the part their fathers bore in the great struggle for the preservation of the union which they considered essential to good citizenship. Tl.e same privileges will be vours; and with you, an with your fathers, what you teach In your neighborhoods, n your homes and at your camp fines will be the verdict of coming years. I welcome you, brave boys, back to lome, to work shop, to office, to field and o factory; and may God bless you as again you take up the dutfea of civil life, which you were so prompt to lay down it the call of your government. May you throughout all the struggle of life, as it the far-off camp, continue to make frlendi and may all things unmanly and al things mean remain strangers to oui "sturdy Hawkeye veterans." Captnred the Fifty-First Iowa. •The next speaker was Hon. J. A. T, Hull, congressman from the Seventh district and chairman of the commitlet on military affairs in the house. Hi* address was most warmly received and enthusiastically applauded by Boldierz and citizens. Mr. Hull said: uoft ra* com* as a part ot out great destiny, and. so far as I atn concerned, and while a member of congress—and to us in congress these questions ftinst be referred—I *-hall never vote to give. up one inch of soil conquered by the bravery of American troops. (Loud cheers.) We have no other Fifty-Brat to welcome back to our home, welcome to the hearts of the people of Iowa. You have njaiiiasiii- *d the' glory of our state, which was begun in the Mexican war, while- we were but a territory, sending out one company; yon have maintained her glory which was triumphantly maintained by eighty thousand Hawfceye soldiers during the civil war. and I look forward to the future with the sublime belief that if In the Providence of God other wars Shalt come to this country, the brave citizens of the tlawkeye state will rally to the call of the republic either to quash a foreign foe or to stamp out a domestic insurrection. Ererj-body Krjolclnp. Hon. Fred E. White, the next speaker, was Introduced by Mr. Baldwin as the man Who is making an Honorable and straightforward effort for the gubernatorial chair. Mr. White said: Mr. Chairman, Comrades and Gentlemen of the Fifty-first Iowa: It is entirely safe to say that today there IS not a citizen within the limits of this state who Is not rejoicing over your safe return to the soil of our beloved commonwealth. And let us rejoice In the fact that this rejoicing it not confined to any one section or any one class of our citizens. This should be, and I believe will be, intensely gratifying to you men. Neither Is any particular class here today constituted a special orator to deliver to you greetings of our people. We are all here for this purpose and are alike anxious to perform this very pleasant duty. Do not, you men, permit yourselves to believe for a moment that while all of our people are rejoicing, that some do so with more fervor than others. I want to say to 'you comrades that the welcome which the people of this state Is today extending to you proceeds from a quality of human nature that is common to us all, and -only needs the opportunity to be stimulated Into active life. Gentlemen, this country, as the governor so aptly remarked a few moments ago, this country witnessed this spectacle a generation ago and the homecoming of over a million of men. Those men had unflinchingly undergone the ordeal of a mighty war of four years' duration. They all went back Into civil life and they have proven themselves as valuable in times of peace as they were in times of war. Gentlemen, exchange if you wilt at once the equipment and the uniform of the soldier for the dress and the occupation of the citizen, of the civilian, I say, with renewed emphasis, that so far as all emergencies that are likely to arise among a free people, that the volunteer, the citizen soldier, can always be relied upon. When that power of cruelty had developed to the point of seeking to unpeople Cuba through the Inhuman process of starvation, all of our COLORS OF THE FIFTY-FIRST IOWA REGIMENT. (vas Introduced and made the opening prayer, as follows: Oh, our Father, Thou God of battle, and Thou defender o£ right, we look to Thee today with thanksgiving in our hearts for what our eyes see of Thy mercy and Thy favor to the defenders of our country. We are glad before Thee, oh, our God, that Thou hast returned to us so many of our loved ones, so many of our citizens, BO many of the defenders of our flag. And we recognize Thee first of all as the Giver of all the good blessings that we enjoy this hour. We pray Thee, our Father, that with our thanksgiving and our gratitude, we may remember that Thou art the God of right, and that if we will have Thee ever on our side, though we may never be In the majority, we must defend the right. Wo thank Thee that In this war we are standing upon the right, we are defending the truth, and we thank Thee that we have a clear vision of our duty In this present hour. Help us all to give thanks for Thy mercy. Help us all to rejoice before Thee for Thy blessings as they come to us, and may it be the feeling of every patriot today to do his duty in the up- building jf the greatest nation on earth. Hear us in our thanksgiving and our praise. Governor Shaw's Addreus. Governor Shaw was introduced foi the 'address of welcome on beh&lf ol the slate. He said: * Officers and Men of the Fifty-first low* Infantry Volunteers; Eighteen monthi ago your departure frcm the state that was even then proud) of you was wit nessed with universal'anxiety and-solicitude. Today your returning footstepi make glad Iowa's every loyal heart. Youi Journeyings have been most carefulb watched, and the record of your nobj< conduct, both -in camp and on the flrini line, has made the state you left behinc yet prouder to call you hers. It is due you to have it said on th)i occasion that no report concerning yov has brought either shame to tfos nomet ' which'you went or a WusJl to thos« . have followed'you with their gooa wishes and their prayers. The pre&s'dls. patphes have all been, of the moat favor.- able cfiarapter &nd h»ve borne convincing propf that tba one regiment whose heroic mission was fgr towgrds, the fietttos - the three Mgispentj? from your o with equal fidelity followed tire other flfceetloM, j^d $< tMr m%nhOQ« or sm, state, w JBj^fne ^a gotfw Fellow Citizens and Members- of the Fifty-first Iowa: It certainly gives me groat pleasure to' take part in welcoming back to our state the boys who have kept the name of Iowa illustrious and a place in the republic. And I want to say to them here that they have met today a greater army than they ever met while they were away from home, and that we have done something that no enemy of the country can do—we have captured the Fifty-first Iowa. And we are going to keep them our prisoners in love and faith and hope, so that they may come back and be. part of us. I want to say to you that this war has demonstrated the wonderful bravery and matchless patriotism of the American citizen. 3 have been accused of being too great a friend of a regular army. I want to say to you people heje of the Fifty-first regulars/ and volunteers, they are all American citizens and in the hands of either the flag of this country has never suffered defeat or been trailed in dishonor. (Cries of "Good, good.") I say of our American citizenship, and/ these boys that have come back will bear me out in saying, that they are, both of them, ready to die, if necessary, in defense of their country. There is- no danger can come to the republic from a rea * sonably .organized regular army, so long as they are taken from the citizenship of the country itself, and today, my friends, no man can enlist in the regular army of the United States unless he is himself a citizen of the republic. Thank God we have nothing to fear from our own soldier*, and I want to say another thing, that these boys that went out ;• ln> the early spring of 189? have enlarged the horizon of the republic and recast the map of the world. They have entered Into a- war for humanity, not for aggrandizement, but the result of the war will have Its effect on us and on every other nation on earth. And this flag of ours, no matter where it goes, over what people it floats, is the emblem of liberty and individual right- (Cheers.) l*e»«(>n iu Ajneidctm Putriotfjui. Conquering Cuba, and. Porto Rico, taking the Philippines, our war should be stopped. We went there, with no idea of tyranny, wjth fio Idea of robbery, with no idea pf wrong; the flag never means that, but while we w?re hojdlng our own, we were assaulted Vy one of those tribes with the theory that our soldiers were cowards, end when we were • assaulted, they receive4 ft lesson in American pa* iriptism and Apwlcam bravery which will foreVer forbid' the]* presuming 9« the Sflwardlcs of AWican troops, * . £n& my feUow citizen?, we have dem» f ystrated thlSi Mat wherever the flag of e republic Is unfurled to the bre«e by our brave Ajnfrlean boys, it will never fee, t»Keft £own. It w}ll jjever be furled, ' •--- the direct order pf tU0 Anner„,,,,-£ therowJYW. And I want to people wltn one acclaim, announced to the world in general, and to Spain in particular, that such a process of extermination, such diabolism as they were perpetrating, would be tolerated no longer near our shores. Wants Only Volunteers. A declaration of war followed, and you men, with remarkable swiftness, backed up this declaration. The people of Iowa not only admire the sublime degree of patriotism and intensity and humanity that dominated you men and that impelled you to enlist, but they have also correctly estimated the sacrifices you have made that were involved in this action of vours. And tortav tho nsnnl« of tne Bxato, regardless of party or creed o? section, welcome you from the very bottom of their hearts to your former homes among them. Gentlemen, the wise and the brave men who founded our institution had faith in the voiunteer system. in the citizen soldiery, but they nevei ceased to warn our people against th« dangers of a large 'standing permanent military establishment. Never ceased tc warn 'us against it. That their faith was grounded solidly, the lapse of time and the recurrence of events have demonstrated. Gentlemen, it would be .cruel to keep you people standing here any great length of time. The intention is for each man that Is on the list of speakers to simply say a few words to you and our purpose is done. I want, in conclusion, comrade: and gentlemen of the Fifty-first Iowa, to say this to you: May our people never become infatuated with the wretched Idea to entrust their destiny and their liberty to military keeping. Gentlemen, m$y we rise so high ana become so great that we may support the civilization of which we are so proud without the danger threatening us of a tremendous military and naval establishment. Gentlemen, let us say this, that American 'flag, it must never wave above any but a Jree people. Ixit us transfer to our hearts the memorable words of the immortal Lincoln when ha said; "Destroy that spirit which rec- ognlgea liberty . as the heritage . of men, everywhere and in'all lands, and you plant the seeds of despotism at our own door." Gentlemen, let me say good-day to you. Go to your homes and do as your fathers did, $s the governor so tjioquently remarked, be merged in the great mass of common people from which a few months ago you so proudly stepped forth. May tbn eood win of your neighbors and the blessings of Almighty God accompany you of existence. .. Short acWresses then followed by Lafayette Young, Congressman Pberson apd-Mftyor Jennings, of cil Bluffs. After the speech-maUtpf wa$ at fn<J. H beipe now wopii, the were escorted to, the JUsem^ % great b,ftU ba<J fceej g, dining rocrn for .tb,em an4 49 elaborate dinner was served. JNO notet in the town could have served it more elegantly or could have offered a- larger variety, and none could have better cared tot half the number that were fed. The people of Council Bltiffs were all this time extracting Comparatively little satisfaction from the entertainment, for their own soldier boys ot Company L were hot yet arrived. They were on the third section of the train, which was about twelve hours behind the others, and did not reach the city till this evening. With them were Companies M of Red Oak, E of Shenan- 3oah and C of Glenwood.' The other sight were on the first two sections. Two o'clock was set as the hour for •the special trains to. proceed eastward few more c*.... at their devoted heads. to be And right h» ~ . n rg rotcally did they tear themselves awd* and turn to the ssrious business of th* hour. For such is war; and everybodr knows what General Sherman sal* about war. The parade started tip Fourth street •with a platoon of police leading foil towed by Troop A, sundry di-'tinguished guests in carriages, the local O. A. R, posts and civic organizations! Th« troops did not make an imposing appearance. They carried no arms, to* thess were turned in when they left San Francisco. They did r.ot attempt to 'preserve a very regular formation, tot with a score of people crowding around tach particular soldier, insisting <jj on the Rock Island for Des Mblnes, with the Des Molnes, Knoxvllle and Oskaloosa companies. On account of the great number of excursionists who wanted to ride with the soldiers, the Des Moines companies were given a separate train, and Knoxville and Oskaloosa another. Both were long trains and they were crowded. They were nearly two hours late In getting out of town. About the same time that they departed the Burlington road took out trains for Creston, Bedford, Corn- Ing and VilHsca, with the companies and excursionists for those places. It was not till evening that the third section of the regimental train came Ui from the west, and then the pro- gramme had to- be largely repeated, so far as possible. The crowds were not so large, but they were none the less enthusiastic. Speeches were made at the park, and the members of Company Li were received with great rejoicings by their fellow townsmen. Arrival at Des Moines. DES MOINES, Nov. 7. The fighting Fifty-first, with its record of heroic deeds on a dozen battlefields, was never so completely under fire in all its months of service on the firing line in a hostile country as were the Des Moines companies when they came home last night. Disembarking from the Rock Island special at 8 o'clock last night the two companies were formed in the parade that awaited them and marched through the business section, under such a blaze of red and blue fire, such flashing of rockets, such flaring of Roman candles, such bedazzling electric displays as Des Moines has never seen before. Under clouds of smoke, now. tinted azure as the torches of blue lighted them; now red as blood with the brilliancy of torches or another color; anon purple and murky as the two colors rivalled each other for the predominance; under showers of sparks which singed their garments and threatened to start a conflagration any moment; beneath flags and designs of the national tricolor; to the cheers of surging thousands and the moving strains of martial music—thus came the Fifty-first home from its year of service on the other side of the world, from months under the scorching sun and pouring rains of the tropics, from the land of fevers and filth and palms and tropic luxuriance; the fields they had fought, the turbulent rivers they had swam and the benighted natives whom, in their humble wa,y, they had benevolently shot at and assimilated, It was a reception never to be forgotten, the crowning glory of all the series of receptions that have been tendered to Iowa soldiers since they started for home. It was only to be regretted that all the other companies could not have taken part in the welcome which Des Moines extended 'to her own soldiers. When the parade was over, before an audience which packed the Auditorium to its walls, the boys were welcomed to their home'city and each was presented with a medal commemorating the occasion. For a fortnight everything else has been secondary In local interest to the homecoming of the Fifty-first. All day yesterday the interest of the town was centered in the event of the evening. Every bulletin indicating the probable hour of the companies' arrival was de^ voured with eager Interest. Nobody thought or talked of anything else but the reception for the soldiers. Trip ITroiu Council UlulTu. The trip from Council Bluffs was made in'excellent time, a.nd just before 8 o'clock the train with the Des Moirjea companies jelled into the Station. The train with KnoxvlHe and Oskaloosa had come In a short time before and gone on through, the com- pan'lee being determined to brook no more delays in getting home. When the long-awaited Des Moinea train at last came in, the depot grounds and Streets for blocks were packed w4th people. First consideration was. given to the relatives and'immediate friends of the eoldiers, These occupied the platform. When the train came through Valley Junction a few emissaries boarded it, The last packing and preparation for disembarkation was completed In the next few minutes, and whejt the train came Into the station its passengers were standing in the aisles and crowding the doors and platforms. Another minute, and the boys In.the blue uniforms were i« the arms of their fathers an,d mothers, sla- ters an4 brothers. There, were greetings ftn£ embraces and exclamations of delight, occasionally a sob, ana » great deal of laughter and, happiness. Jt was ftll over very <pickly, for th« boys pwed pne mpre du,tf to the public. njust Jprra for the march tbrpUBb I.OPEK. pulling at nis meuves, MiaK.iig hanua and exchanging greetings, order wa» .mpossible. But if they worn not very military In their appearance, each soldier bore a certificate of charactei which proved his claim to admittanci In good military society. """ear Three Service Strlpea. Every enlisted man- in the company came home wearing three stripes on hit arm. These are significant of the nature of their service, and are adopted under a recent order of the department. The first white stripe is for service in the Spanish-American war; the second, for service In the Philippine war; above these is a gold stripe, for service outside the United States. Thus the-men are marked as veterans of 'two wars and as soldiers who have gone outslda their own country for service. In addition to the sleeve decorations of enlisted men, each man is entitled to wear the corps badge of the Eighth army corps. It represents a figure "8" in enamelled metal. All the American Philippine soldiers belong to the Eighth ccrps. Officers are entitled to wear the corps badge, but not the service stripes. Each oflicer or enlisted man who has served In the volunteers or who volunteered in the regular army for service during the war only, and who remained In the army beyond the close of 'the Spanish-American war, will be presented by congress with a special congressional medal of honor. The president in a special order to the troops, thanking them for their service In the Philippines, gave his pledge that he will use his utmost efforts to secure tha passage of the necessary resolution. At the Auditorium addresses were made by ex-Governor Jackson and Mayor MacVicar, after which each soldier was presented with a hronze medal. The audience then saug "America" and vras dismissed. Pronounced "3ra-Neel-o." The soldier boys are teaching ths Coloradoana some things about the pronunciation of names relating to places in the Philippines. Manila, as a word, is a most prominent example. Americans have always said Ma-nil-a, with the "i" pronounced short. But this "i". should be spoken like long "e," and thus the word is cr d "Ma- neel-a." All the soldiers. Iking to their friends, would spe imil- iar terms of Ma-neel-a, and soon the new pronunciation was being heard on all sides. Buying a Dress in Japan. When ladies go to btry a dress in Japan they tell the shopkeeper their age, and if tuey are married or not, because there are special designs for the single and double relations of life, as well as for ages. The consequence of this painful custom is that you can tell the age of every lady you meet, and know whether she is married, precisely as though she were labeled.— Tid-Bits. Of the Same Color, When the queen's statue in the Albert park was unveiled by Lord Ranfurly none present was more pleased thau the Maoris. Their first exclamation was "Aue!" and then when they looked crincally upon the ample bronz« proportions of her gracious, and noted her copper-colored features, they said: "All right; all the same as ourselver. She is one of us!"—New Zealand Her- alrt. Unknown Iletobraudt Found. The Hague Correspondence of the Chicago Inter Ocean: Pr, BrendUw has discovered a hitherto unk»° w ° picture by Rembrandt Jq a Baptist churdi at Amsterdam, It Is the portrait of a handsome youth of 20, dressed l» plack, wlta a wW0 CP IIW> and large hat. Its probable <&te 1» 1632. wester^ part °f PWd» l» by & species, pf camel w& the pigmy oj ftp Ulna. T&ey <We ntnite, ana &r« OR that aocQWJt alme« wprabiped by the

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