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Markdale Standard (Markdale, Ont.), 30 Jul 1885, Flesherton, p. 4

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The hot weather, and holiday season is now with us, the time when friend visits friend and especially to those confined to crowded city life is it not pleasant to enjoy for a while the freedom of country life? J. W. Henderson, Esq., and family, of Toronto, are now visiting friends in this locality. Mr. Clark, of the Hamilton /Times,/ and Mr. Aikinhed, of Toronto, with their wives are spending some holidays with J. Armstrong, Esq., in this village. All in all our village appeared very enthusiastic over the return of our soldiers from the North-West. On Thursday last shops and business places were closed and business was almost suspended for the greater part of the afternoon while almost every man, woman and child wended their way to the depot. Our No. 6 Company of Volunteer, under command of Lieut. Field, was also present in full dress and all prepared for giving [the] brave boys a right, royal and [hearty] welcome. Lieut. Field drew up his men in single file on the platform and immediately in front the ladies were given position in same file, each carrying a boquet of flowers. The first troops to arrive was the "Queen's Own," and as the train steamed into the yard the large company of some hundreds present sand the "Soldiers Welcome Home," when the train had stopped and eager hands grasped the flowers as they were thrown intot he train, and the poor fellows whose hearts were touched with the kindness of the ladies, having nothing better to give, threw out buttons off their coats, cartridge boxes, &c., with a God Bless the ladies. The Band then played the "British Grenadiers" when three cheers were given for the soldiers, which was recipriocated by them by three cheers for our volunteers and three rousing cheers for the ladies. A few boxes of cigars provided by some of our boys was distributed among the sun-burnt boys on the train, when the signal was given, and with waving of hands, caps, &c., and prolonged cheers the heavy train started on her onward journey to carry the brave lads to their own sweet home. The same reception was tendered the "Grenadiers" and "Body Guards" as their respective trains arrives a little later in the afternoon.

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From Our Own Correspondent.