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The girls at the ropes.

The lively strains of Dixie had roused the enthusiasm of the people to a great pitch, and as Wagon No. I drew up to a point near the derrick the drawers of it received an ovation of cheers.

The parade was now dismissed as to these and they were desired to move on and clear the way for the approach of the pullers of No. 2 wagon. Here one of the ropes of No. I was cut; but all the same several hundred men continued to pull at it, and with it made the circuit of the monument before they discovered that they were drawing nothing but a rope.

The greatest enthusiasm of all the evening was manifested when the wagon drawn by ladies and girls approached, for then the huzzars were long and loud.

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