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To A Warrior's Tomb

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Bekijk, March 17. - The weather was severely eold Friday, but the arrangements for the funeral of the late emperor were carried out to the letter. Troops, wearing cloaks, were ranged f our deep in front of the cathedral and along the route, and hundreds of thousands of spectators occupied the space behind them. Every window along Unter den Linden was covered with mourning flags, or black drapery, and at the street crossings were massive pülars draped with black and surrnounted with sian eagles. The lamp-posts were all draped and every fif ty paces were large candelabras bearing fiaming cressets. The services in the eathedral were most solemn and impressive. At the signal of the chief master of ceremonies the organ broke forth in swelling tones and the services began. Prince William stood in the middle of the nave, immediately behind the imperial standard. Eeside him were the kings of Saxony, Belgium and Roumania, and close by stoqd the grand duke and Princes Albrecht and ïlenry of Baden and other princes of the royal house, of Prussia, Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, the czarewitch and the Grand Dukes Michael and Nicholas of Russia, the prince of Wales, and the princes of Naples, Denmark and Greece. each wearing the uniform of his country. The princes of Bavaria, the duke of Hesse and other notables and f oreign representatives, including Gen. Bülot, of the French. army, with his suite, occupied the next rows in the nave. The diplomatic pew was crowded. Dr. Koegel, who stood beside the coffin, concluded the service with the Lord's prayer and the congregation then sang the hymn: "Wenn Ich Einmal Soll Sceiden." The choir then executed á motet from Graunn's "Tod Jesu," and the members of the Singakademie rendered "Wie Herrlich Ist Die Neue Welt." At 12 :45 Dr. Koegel pronounced the benediction, the infantry stationed outside flring volleys meanwhile, and the ceremony closed with the singing of "Holy, Holy is the Lord." The procession to escort the body to the mausoleum then began to form. Twelve senior regimental commanders shouldered the coffin, the high court officials walking on either side of the ministers of state carrying on cushions the imperial crown and scepter. Above the coffln waved the imperial standard borne by Gen. Pape, on each side of whom walked an ofScer with a drawn sword. The royalties took the positions assigned to them and the cortege lef t the eathedral in due or der. While the procession was forming the bands played Chopin's funeral march and the'bells tolled. The disposition of the cortege was made strictly in accordance with the programme, with the exception of the change made necessary by the regrettable absence of Prince Bismarck and Count VonMoltke. The scène was a memorable one. The military display was magnificent, and the escort of the dead comprised the elite of the imperial army. The sight of the chief mourner and heir to the throne, accompanied by three kings of Germán blood and the most illustrious representatives of the various courts of Europe, gave the scène great impressiveness. The body was received by the pastor at Charlottenberg and Dr. Koegel read the prayer, "Blessed Is the Man Who Resistéth Temptation," and the Lord's prayer, closing the solemn service with a benediction. The imperial family and rnourners then withdrew, the generáis taking farewell by laying a hand, as if to salute, upon the coffin. The artillery then announced that the ceremony was over.


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