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St. Louis Accepts The Duty

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St. Louis, Feb. 16.- As soon as the news of Gen. Sherman's death was reoeived here a telegram was sent to New York by L. B. Ripley, commander of the Ransom post, G. A. R, tendering the services of the post to carry out Gen. Sherman's wishes and an order issued expressive of the sense of sorrow of the members of thj post, giving the following extract from a letter written by Gen. Sherman to the post on the 70th anniversary of nis birthday: "Ransom post has stood by me since its beginning and I will stand by it to my end, and then, in its organized capacity, it will deposit my poor body in Calvary alongside n:y faithful wife and idolized soldier boy." The post was to have held a Bocial meeting Saturday night, but the programme was changed and a memorial service held instead. The mayor issued a proclamation ordering the flags on city buildings displayed at half-mast.