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FUNERAL CEREMONIES

Resolved, That the Democratic State Central Committee of Louisiana most deeply sympathise with all their fellow-citizens in this great national loss.

Resolved, That this committee do most heartily proffer to the Mayor of New Orleans, its cooperation in any measures which the city may deem proper to take in honor of the illustrious dead.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the near relatives of the deceased.

EMILE LA SERE, President.
J. L. Levy, Secretary.

The melancholy intelligence, though daily expected for some time previous, struck every heart with the suddeness of a thunderbolt. It could scarcely be realized. A silent sorrow pervaded the vast city; the abstracted looks and sombre expression of every man's countenance indicated how busy his thoughts were with the stores of reminiscences of the departed orator, which be had cherished even from his school days. This universal feeling found embodiment the morning after the news was received, Monday, October 25th, in a public meeting, held at very short notice, in the large public hall at Banks's Arcade, on Magazine street.

The hall was crowded, our oldest and most respected and influential citizens, of all occupations and nations, joining heartily and promptly in the impromptu demonstration. The following officers were called upon to preside:

PRESIDENT--Mayor Crossman.

VICE PRESIDENTS--T. A. Adams, J. N. Howell, D. S. Dewes, M. Garcia, J. L. Carman, A. M. Holbrook, J. L. Levey, E. Lapere, J. C. Larue, A. Musson, G. C. Lawrason, Col. Palfrey, Col. Hays, E. H. Durell, N. R. Jennings, J. A. Clark, A. W. Tufts, C. C. Lathrop, 1. Bridge, B. Fallon, G. B. Duncan, Col. Monaghan, J. A. Beard, R. B. Sykes, J. L. Winter, S. C. Reid, A. Munroe, B. Florence, C. M. Waterman, N. E. Bailey, F. Leach, J. J. Durant, J. G. Dunlap, H. S. Barton.

SECRETARIES--H. Marks, Warren A. Grice, Durant da Ponte, D. Scully.

The President briefly explained the object of the meeting. "We have assembled," he said, "to make arrangements to pay a suitable token of regret at the death of the great orator, statesman and pacificator, whose loss we mourn to-day; and all citizens, irrespective of party, will join in this tribute."

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