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FUNERAL CEREMONIES

French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish Benevolent Societies.
Delegation of the Sons of Temperance.
Father Mathew Temperance Societies--Temple of Honor--Sons of Temperance.
German Benevolent Society--German Emigrant Society.
St. Joseph Society.

FIFTH GRAND DIVISION.
A W. JOURDAN, Esq., Fourth District Marshal.
Aids: V. H. Ivy, Esq, Wm. Sutton, Esq., Edw. Thompson, Esq, Joseph Hufty.
Music.
Screwmens' Benevolent Association of New Orleans,
Mutual, Turners' and Grocers' Associations of New Orleans.
Harbor Master and Port Wardens.
Ship Masters.
Steamboat Captains.
Board, of Directors, Teachers and Boys of the 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th District Public Schools.
Orphan Boys from the 3d and 4th District Asylums.
Citizens and Strangers generally.

All day Wednesday the preparations for the next day's solemn ceremonies occupied thousands of rough and fair hands. Towards evening the great city hushed to stillness, as if pausing before the vast page of glorious, national reminiscences and deeds, and words that History had inscribed under the revered names of CALHOUN, CLAY and WEBSTER, and over which she was now about to throw a veil of mourning. Every man and woman felt a something stirring within them befitting the solemnity of the occasion,--a deep seated regret as for the loss of those who were dear, and would never again be seen or heard; an awing sensation as if the shades of the mighty dead bad come on the black pall of the storm that swept over the city that night, and bent motionless in the sombre canopy of heaven over the great mass of humanity that was on the morrow to put on the garments of woe for their departure hence into the spirit world.

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