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Zzzremoved the cloth.

Although Mr. Cole sent his men up yesterday morning, and had the veil so adjusted as to guard against any hitch in the unveiling, the further precaution was taken of keeping the Hayes truck near by for use in any emergency.

The ropes, though wet, worked fairly well, and the cover would have fallen properly but for being wet. It hung on the ornamentation at the top of the column, and as soon as the ceremonies were over the truck was brought around, and three firemen were soon up there walking around the bronze sentinel.

As soon as the cloth was gotten down the crowd hurriedly dispersed, availing themselves of street-cars, wagons and hacks, as far as possible. The great majority had to trudge home through the rain.

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