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In Silent Sorrow

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New York, Feb. 20.- Twenty thonsand persons joined the cortege which follo%ved the remaius of Gen. Sherman yesterday from Iris late home to the Debrosses Street ferry, on their way to their final resüng place at St. Louis. Everywhere there were the cmblems of mourning. Business was generally suspended, flags innumerable floated at half-mast, and the black drapery of sorrow streamed and fluttered all over the city. Previous to the order to march the strains of military bands and the tramp of bodies of United States troops, natjonal guards, veteran societies and civic orgauizations was heard in every direction, pushing forward to take their places in the line. All the courts were closed and public business was suspended as far as possible. The exchanges closed at noon, and the desire to do honor to the memory of the great soldier iound expression in all walks of life. Roman Catholic Services. Rev. T. E. Sherman, the general's son, who arrived home from across the Atlantic last night, performed the servicas for the dead of the Roman Catholic church at 12 o'clock, there being no one present except the immediate friends, Secretary Blaine and wife, Mrs. Walter Damrosch (Secretary Blaine's daughter), and Rev. Father Tnylor, and a boy choir, with some other invited friends - in all about 150 persons. The service was brief. President Harrison had been invited to look upon the face of his old commander, tmt he kindly replied that he preferred to keep with him the remembrauces of the general while alive. He did not wish to see him in death, wben their associations bad been so warm and genial. Just beiore 11 o'clock a beautiful floral shield was received from the cadets at West Point, and Lafayette post, G. A. R., draped the casket with a large flag, presented to the post some time ago by the geueral. The flag will remain on the sasket until it arrivés at St. Louis. Arrival of DJatinguished Men. About 1 p. m. carriages began arriving containing George W. Childs, Gen. Schofield, ex-Presidents Hayes and Cleveland, Governor Pattison, Governor Bulkeley, the senate and house committees, Chauncey M. Depew, general officers aud their staffs, and others invited to attend. It was nearly 2 p. m. before President Harrison arrived with the members of his cabinet, and 2 o'clock was the hour for the procession to move. A draped caisson stood in front of the house, and immediately behind it was the general's charger, with his military trappings, draped in black velvet and led by a private. In the gide streets flanking the line of march were the different bodies which were to move into line at the proper time.