National Affairs: Boys of '98

In Detroit. Last week 20,000 veterans of the war with Spain gathered from all states. A flock of automobiles was waiting to carry them down the streets, but the old soldiers laughed. "To hell with those things," they remarked; then they put on blue or light brown uniforms and marched afoot along Woodward Ave. Brass bands played the quick sad songs they had marched to almost 30 years ago—"After the Ball," "Just as the Sun Went Down," "Goodbye Dolly Gray." On the sidewalks girls cheered and threw flowers just as other girls had once...

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