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FUNERAL CEREMONIES

The Fourth Grand Division was headed by the Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian Benevolent Societies, numbering 180 members, with a fine band of music, furled flags in mourning, and in the centre of the Portuguese line, a black velvet pall embroidered with a large silver cross, and carried by six bearers.

The Mechanics' Society, one of the oldest and most influential in the city, followed. They mustered 156 men, appropriately and simply decorated.

Next came the New Orleans Typographical Union, 120 in number--prominent for their respectable array as well as for their decorations and decorum. They were marshalled by Mr. Charles Hall, and accompanied by several members of the press, and persons formerly connected with the printing business. The old banner of the Union was displayed, bearing on one side the mottoes, "Printing, the Art Preservative of Arts," "State of Louisiana," "Union and Confidence," with the coat of arms of this State. On the other side was the portrait of a Ramage press, with the inscriptions, "Tyrants' Foe and Peoples' Friend," and "New Orleans Typographical Association, founded April, 1835."

The Sons of Temperance, with an elegant blue silk banner fringed with gold, followed, marshalled by W. S. Mount, and numbering 145 men. The Hibernian, Shamrock, St. Patrick and St. Andrew Benevolent Societies, and the St. Michael Benevolent Burial Society, mustering in all 130 individuals, closed the Fourth Division, with banners and music.

The Screwmens' Benevolent Association, plainly decorated, opened the Fifth Grand Division. They numbered 226 men, and were preceded by a band of music and the simple banner of the Society.

The members of the German Turnverein Association in their picturesque dress, followed, mustering some 30 men. They preceded, what was one of the most interesting features of the procession, the Board of Directors, teachers and boys of the Public Schools of the four Districts of the City. The boys were over one thousand in number, marching four abreast, and mostly under ten years of age. The Male Orphan Asylums were represented by 104 of their little

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