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DEATH OF PETER NAVARRE

THE FAMOUS SCOUT OF THE WAR OF 1812

An opportunity having been given for those who so desired, to view the deceased, the coffin was closed, taken to the hearse and borne in procession, headed by the band, to the Church, where an audience of about 200 had assembled. The usual funeral services of the Catholic church were performed, Rev. Fathers Felix Geauthiere and John Quinn officiating. Father Quinn delivered a short address, thanking those present for affording to the deceased these last rites, and animadverting on the gratitude and generosity of a Government that rewarded those who arose to defend it in a time when men's lives were not worth a day's purchase, with the beggarly pittance of a pension of $8 a month. The deceased had been a connecting link between this generation and one that had disappeared; and. the present occasion brought to mind the wonderful- progress that had been made in the period covered by his life—a period which embraced the greater and most important part of the history of the American republic, and which had witnessed greater and more wonderful changes and advancement than any other equal period of time in the world's history. The present occasion also served to teach lessons of patriotism, and to remind people of the worth of it in times of need. It should bring to mind the fact that to patriotism a debt was owing which should be requited, and in no mean way. When the services had closed, the procession was reformed and marched to the Cherry street bridge, the band playing the Dead March in Saul, and halted for those on foot to enter carriages, which were in waiting at this point. The march was then resumed, and continued without interruption to the Catholic cemetery on Collingwood avenue. Immediately on arriving there, without any ceremony, the coffin was placed in a box, lowered into the grave, over which three volleys were fired by the Zouaves, and Peter Navarre was then left to his long rest.

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