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Notes and incidents.

The decorations of wagons and boxes were made by Mr. Marx Mitteldorfer free of charge.

The school of Miss Sy. Roberts was in the procession.

Several men and boys climed telegraph poles on Broad street in order to get a good view of the passing crowd.

Every niche and cranny of the pedestal that afforded a foothold was utilized for stepping and climbing purposes, and in consequence received a rich coating of yellow clay.

Positions in the second-story windows on Broad street were in great demand, and the porches and windows of nearly all the Franklin street residences were filled with interested spectators.

Very few colored persons took hold of the ropes, and most of those who did were nurses attending children. A few colored men assisted in holding the wagons back on down grade, and others accompanied the procession.

No place on the route afforded a better view than the front yard of the Commonwealth Club, at Monroe and Franklin streets, and several hundred persons, chiefly ladies, congregated there.

The movements of a frightened mule in full harness, but without bridle and unhitched, attracted considerable attention and caused some alarm. The animal, which was endeavoring to dispossess itself o the harness, ran wildly into Franklin street at Monroe and up to the Park, but was headed off and returned at equally as rapid a gait Fortunately the street was clear of people and no collision occurred.

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