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of ratlnlg':t a Tlved, nor did it flicker into the brK'htfiexa of ooneclousness at any time. - agerly yet tenderlv the watchers gazed at the face of the dying chiei'taln. His face, always calm and pale, gained additional pallor, and at a quarter of 1 o'clock of the' morning of this 6th day of December, DEATH CAXB to the venerable leader. ; j There was nothing remarkable about the deathbed scene. The departure of the spirit was gentle and utterly painless. There were no dry eyes In the little assem bly about the bed. and every heart bled with the , anguish which found vent in Mrs. Davis' sobs and cries. Immediately after the death Mrs. Davis was led up stairs to the bedroom of Mrs. Fenner. where the ladles tried to assuage her grief. She bore the awful blow bravely, but her. breathing was labored and her condition so weakened that the two doctors consulted her. They pronounced her weakness to be only that consequent on the strain and the grier, and said that nothing was to be feared. . , . , IS THB MBAITWHILB the body was being stralarhtened and bathed. It will be embalmed early this morning. -. ' i In the limited time of last night no ar rangements for the funeral oonld be thought of. Mrs. Davis signified her wish that Judge Fenner and Mr. Farrar should take entire charge of all matters connected with the burial. . :. ' j ; . It Is probable that the municipal authorities acting conjointly with civil associa tions will decide to-day upon the ceremony. the funeral procession, and the plaoe of burial. . " , ' '

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 06 Dec 1889, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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