Amidst all the changes in social and political life, and in religious and public institutions, and no matter how diverse these may be, no one thinks of doing without them. The soldiers of the American Republic, as well as of the dead Confederacy, decorate the graves of their fallen comrades with flowers, honoring both lost and the winning cause, with floral tributes. In the recent accounts of a festival in Mexico in honor of Juarez, we read that his monument was literally engulphed by flowers.