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The Notional Nightiugalo.
King Ilubert., he went to the forostin state,
In glitter au-l gold, on a sun-shiny day;
And cmmntnanded his tra#n te $hadow
}to A air,
hile :l'r1a p g i tip egin t e followhig
"His imperial Majesty, Iubert he'
since tl:e nightingale's voice is quite musi
Is grai+,y p1ead, s te da se:S to
To conictAk(l that t i o d.lo4 nu4i!i
The contt,Ojllstiod' tviting fbir nat might
But, rvtunhow, no cightingale answered
THE QUILTING BEE.
"i am so tired!" sig - I'at1 q
Mel o ti e + o1,wal dot>
B3 illttA e ( e iii
Harry Lynde looked disappointed.
"It's only a step, Patience," said he.
"Oily a stepl Yes but every step tells
when one has fairly reached the limit
on or.s enduranceI"
Thben, I suppose," said Harry, with
si ai fes atio t av to
l' nightingales must sing to an audience
"You and the nightingales must do
as yo) please about that," said Patience
The t.'ld Osmund house looked weir
der t.han Its" natit>ral wont-which:was,
not at. sll neees%ary - in the pallid
moonshinw: the Lombardy poplars Stir'
red in the evening wind, and the stars
were coming out in the sky so
fast to.at one couj sc:-rcely count thenm.
SN Pati ryy wt& jttint'}) l(
back t 'rpn t w ctorwas 5catelh
ever opened except on high festival days
and Sur.days-old Mrs. Osmund was
nodding over her knitting-work by the
light of a shaded lamp in the mouldy
back parlor. - , l f ,
"What have' you I uMind to occitpy
your tin,e so severely?" said Lynde,
"Don't you know?" said she. "We
are to have a quilting bire here to- mor
row. At leatst, Mrs. Osmund is. And
I have boiled a dozAn spring chickens
for salad, balked six loaves of cakes,
made rar,pberry tarts after Francioli's
recipe. and prepared a tongue, a ham,
and four quarts of jelly. And the best
silver luns been cleaned, and the deco
rated china washed; the parlor curtains
ironed, and avery floor in the house
Lynde whistled an insufmicient ex
pression of his thoughts.
1.1-don't wonder that you're tired, "
said he. "What is the old lady think
'ing-that you,are niade of, cast-irbn?"
"Mrs. Osmund is determined to have
the first quilingbee :of the season "
said Pationc9, ''and I think she will
"With your asaistance?"
"With niy iistance. But when one
looks at the lovely branching coral un
-der the ocean, one never thinks of the
patient ltti iu:sects,thuat have toiled to
form its beauties -- .8, don?t you see,
Mrs Osmund will get all the credit, as
she ought,L to do; I am only her humble
* I shotuld like to come to this quilt
ing bee," gravely ob.served Mr. .ynde.
'You eaninot!" (returndd Patifence,
ith a nod of her pretty jet-haired head
"4o geutlemen allowed..?'
"Wol;, at al.l events I shall be think
ing l'~ you the whole time."
Pat ie dde M4eade 4aidSemY Iailiy Lbat
mund's on tae r.commeondation of a
uever been done before I the knowl..
edeof man or woman either, su.ted
he as.ad ous, if teh\14 d' wonian.
Kobody, cou9g Wr ?1 with ;Petience
Meadie-lie wats so quiet, so gentle, so
pleasant; and at the mionth's end, when
Mfrs. Q-ajond l3ad given h,er hard-earned,
'ages-aix dollars itn siver-and she
.had ventured to hope that she had
*given siatisfactlin,l the old. lady rubbed
.he~ nose with the end of her spectacle
"I 66 pose:you'Ve done as well asyou
~ould. /LdWId why yoi 'idb
Sstit nie,"* j
'Which from her, was oxtrava ant
* e,lppft disimtuhki N hb
ThYe grand'o% hohtN ' LAg ilidnhf
bee aived at laig, ,at d $9t 4ury Os.
zhund's iutinite sautaction, it did not
tin. 'rThfi sla4 ,ArtsI OthAedgId great
sballow platters or the orthodox "s5how
.tlie 1"in.1s at.live min'uteo notice.' The
neighbors afrived in best caps and
gowns. each with a work-bag of' a dif
Se ntpaittern, id. tlg Oinund par
lo 's ,vei f(il of (itling voices, ats
the quilt was tacked on the frame, and
em,h old lady begal dn'her own partic
titqr gr,.on, vI11le Patience flow light
y to and fro unding the scissors for one
threading a refractory needle for an
i o 1a e1unU d oT idig. Slfce tn
der the sofaa,an d'lgIng; [hp while i
104erAliovjrpglit.9p t)p aNpper table hi
the back room.
"Like your gal, Mrs. Osnund?"
asked old Miss Farrar, during one of
I'Alence's temporary absences.
"8he ain't so bad," was the old lady's
li'n do'ditit- answer.
- a leasaut face," said
"Looks ain't everything," observed
IMiss l'elle1a,. Ivhim' th yillape a ds had
mischievously christened "M edusa."
"We aillknow as beauty is only skin
deep." said l3ethiah Willis, whose
eyes did not match, and whose teeth
protrudei li e the fangstof nlrod'enti
Osmu l ; nI' 1 ei l ly thiink ;i Of
adopting Patience for. my own. I've
fpo relations nearer than second cousins
And there's something, about the gal
that is to be depended on!"
Tue neighbors looked at each other
in amazement. Mrs. Osmund sewed
on ih the odd,:-jerky witys that she had;
and, as she sewed, the little garnets
and emeralds set around the rim of her
oldh4shjoego) g hoibier, more than
a cittuty >id, t g6sips dafd-fashed
like tiny eyes of red and green Ore.
-Well, I neverl" said Mrs. .Tohnes.
"Guesd l'er"inlhd ' must be goiln',"
whispered thi druggist's wife.
r "Old fools is so queer," commented
sl15arr4r,, who ,wig staring her eight
teeth birth day in the face,
The supper served presently was a
complete success. The old ladies were
compelled reluctantly to admit that
Mrs. Osmund'squilting bee had been
to the other q,uilting pevs f the ,neg.h
borhoogr_\vhau fhe $$A icvaa-d i d
stars. This was as they went home at
The next afternon a sensation tlirill
ed tlirobgh'the placer 'Patience Meade
had been sent away from her situation
at an hour's notice, and following close
upon this dircumstance, old .Irs. OS
mund had a "stroke,"
"Queer!" said Miss Farrar; "and she
"I knew there must be something
wrong with that pretty, simpe'inug-faced
girl," said Bethiah Willis, vho seemed.
to ba well posted in all the particulars.
"It's the gold thimble, sdt With preci
ous stones that's been in the Os
mund fainily for a century. She's
stole t,! I could a-told how it would
It was true.t'it(tlle gb14hnibl'le had
been missing when old Mrs. Osmund
looked through her treasures next
morning. It was also true that she had
accused Patience of the theft, and that
in defanut of her confession and resto
ration of the strinket, the girl :bad been
uinceremoniously turned out of doors.
Four hours afterward the old woman
fell in a fit!
Patience M~eade did not know where
else to go, so she went to Lucy Lynde,
Harry's sister. H arry himself came to
"Oh, H arry !" she gasped, "have you
heard? .Diui they tell you'"
"I have heard,". said Ijlarry, wylth
stern. grave eyes. "Anid f never was so
much pstonlsheId;ib mg li,fe. g 10 youi
are really guilty, Patience, you should'
douifesq ~t ati once ,There cyn,, be ,no
use in equivodatink."
"If!" She lifted her large, blue-gray
eyes to his. "If I then I have assured
ly com.q (o the wrong place.j Go*dby"
and she was gone.
From house to house she went, but
71ojone took,.her,in e,xcept Fanng Dar
ton, who worked i the factory, and
whose brother, Milo, had charge of the
"You may as well try to 'make me be
liey'e that I took old Mother Osmund's
gold thimble. Patience, indeed! What
air folkl hiildng of?"'
"The most ridictilous nonsense I ever
heard!" said Famnig
And it was to these true hearted.par
tliaaps tha~t ,Patience carried her broken
heEft; and not1 ig fliad 'evdr sQthded
halt so sVnet in, her eatrs a& Iio?s.ooq
dial welcome, Fanny's. words of cheer
Mrs. Osnfdd died aud' was buriede
The heirs flocked to her funeral, 'like
crows to the'd!tlppige ,ofome ain
ere Was an auction sale at th4 old
nd ho iseA and' Milo asged hus ste.
anny to attend.
ain't altoggty1y pedalnr,sajd be,
sheepii+hiy. "btut if I could coax IM
tience M'ado to say yes, there'd be the
parlor to turtnislh aiid at few things to
gt t'or ti(e up sthir. ti 'ut roohi.",
''Oh. MiloI" cried Fanny,rapturously
"do you think it's possibly that-that
she could like you?"
"It does seem sort o' presumptuous,
don't it?" paid Milo. "But I ain't go.
ing to let her go for lack of trying my
luck, that I kn,ow.P
All the sacredness of home detail was
turned in9ideJ'out. The old 'ab'inet
piano was sold for a song; the tall,
cherry-woo' clockI' brought about four
times iti worth; poople laughed :at the
old-fashioned furniture, and handled
over Mrs. Osibund's cast-off wigs and
curls with many a jeer and taunt.
Fannly Dai'ton piurchased a neat an.
tique set of horse-hair chairs and a claw
legged table for, the parlor at home,
and some pretty chintz curtains, hung
over brass poles, and a lot of odds and
ends, whi'ch comprised the very' half
finished quilt over which the old ladies
of Darlington had worked that last
afternoon of Mrs.-Osmund's life.
"It ain't worth much," said Fanny,
"but it came with the towels and the
screen, and I guess we can ilnish it at
home some leisure time."
.The sight of the quilt brought up a
thousand reminiscences. People whils
pered the naime of Patience Meade to
"I s'pose the heirs could hev her
tried for stealin'1" said Miss Farrar.
"That there gold thimble was worth
a deal of money 1" remarked Mrs.
"I dessay if her trunks were opened,"
croa td1Misp l;feljet , "fglkq. )vogld find,
lots o things she l tin't no business
"I really think," said Mrs. Cubebs,
the druggist's w fe, "the town trus
tees ought to look to itl'
Fanny Darton heard none of these
She was busy, with the help of Melin
da Eames, in taking the quilt from Its
Irames, so as to make a compacter bun
lie for the purpose of transportation.
"Vretful pretty paterni What is it?"
asked Mrs. Peck, the Methodist minis
ter's widow. '"Court'iouse steps, or
Good-natured Melinda unrolled the
gorgeous mass of colors to let her look.
In the same instant something shone
with a kaleidoscopic glitter and di'op
ptd clinking on the floor.
"Lor'?" said Miss Farrar, ftimbling
for her spectacles.
"What onearth is that?" screamed
Fanny Darton rescued the glistening
fugitive from under the leg of a rheu
"It's old Mrs. Osmund's gold thim
ble," said she-"that's what. it isr-roll
ed up in the quilt! And now," with a
defiant glance at the assembled brigade
of gossips who were gathered around,
"what do you all think about Pitlence
And she gathered up the quilt and
departed, with unutteiable triumph.
There came very near being a litiga
Lion about the gold,thimble.
The Osmundi hehrs, of course claimed
it. Equally, of course, Fanny Dartoil
declared that whlen she bid in the quilt
she bid in the thimble also.
And thm New York lawyer who was
consulted by his cousin's husband, who
had married an Osmund, said that they
had better let the thimble remain where
its was; and-so the Osmunds gave up
And Patience, wears tegl hnl
t6rthis day! h od hml
IIarr~yLynde came <tonapologise to
h,er for his hasty judgment; but he never
(o,t further than the top of the lill,
from whieh lie could'see 1atience help
mng Milo Darton to weed the young
"It's true, thien,? 'h siY imself,
t sharp pang piercing his heart. "They
usoi b abt~t tlh le
A Very IRare Piece of Lace.
'One ,the ihnest pieces ?f ,lce ever
seen in . dijn'lis'befn'g shown at the
Edinburgh exhibition. It consists of a
iu'ge counterpane, more than %WQ yards
square, in point de n'e,1ind of ex
treme beauty and richness of design.
It wats made about 100 years ago for
the reigning pope, and it occupied two
r thuree lifetimes ini its wotking. A
few years ago it fotud its iyy back tq
the r6yeil 1llc&' factory at Venice,
whence it was added to L.he collectiop
f Mrf Shimuel, of ramdon.
--Tinsirance featureot theelBrothi
irhood of Lacomotive Engineers has
paid to families of members since 1S67
the sum of $180.0. .....
Also Setters...The Use and Abuse of
4. fird Dogs.
The ordinary bird dog consists chiefly I
of r1bs and legs. There are two kinds, I
the pointer and setter. They are so
nauied from certain personal peculiari- 1
ties -when searching for game. They I
are used chiefly to locate pfairle chick
ens and brlig fleas into the house. 1
%in the pointer sets out to find a J
praic leken it puts its nose to th <
grou ani starts aoross th prairle at 1
a rai rate.. Before going far it inva -
riablyex ieriencesiadhange of mind and
couiis back. The programme is repeat
ed. with a few miscellaneous curves
dropped in to throw the prairie chicken
off her guard and get up an appetite for
dinner. While making these evolutions
valuable pointers have frequently been
injured by havng their noses drop into
a gopher hole and break off. After
that a pointer may make an excellent,
parlor ornament, but seldom amounts
to much for hunting purposes.
When a pointer stumbles onto a
chicken which it can't well avoid, it has
a habit of raising the foreleg to call at- .
tention to the fact. One which would
point out a bird with a hnd leg would
be a curiosity and command a high
price. A good pointer, after having
struck this attitude will keep it up for
a long time it no sportsman comes to its
relief and scares up the bird and shoots
a calf over mn an adjoining field.
The setter is another breed of dog.
It ha,hore hair and fewer ribs. The
chief use of the setter, like that of the
pointer, is for the hunter to swear at
when he inisses his.bird. The setter is
so called fr'om its; manner of making
known the fact that it has eighted
game.., This is accomplished by care
lessly taking a seat as if nothing luvl I
happened and acting as if it had siit
down to remain, very tuuch like a car
penter working by the day.
We have heard of setters which, after
being seated, would take out a' cigar
and begin to smoke or colinenco to
look ever the mornpg nrewspaper, but
uov61%h.aoooaswd the storyv.- We
did, however, once see a setter which
habitlally carried a camp stool in its
mouth and upon sighting a ccvey of
chickens would calmly sit down on the
stool and cross its legs. We actually
saw this several years ago, so there can
be no mistake about it.
A fine Irish setter belonging to an
Estelline gentleman once went into a
blacksmith shop during chicken season,
and happening to sight a recently killea
chicken in tLe belt of a man in the
shop, immediately began to set it with
moie haste than caution, and in so
doing by mistake sat on a red lot
herseshoe which the blacksmith hadl
just dropped. Its owner afterward
paid,the blacksmith $1.50 for the win
dow sash and telegraphed to the next
town for his dog.
The wondelful growth of American
newspapers is shown by a comparison
between the directories published in
1776 and In the present year. The one
contains in its sixteen small pages a list
of 37 newspapers which were published
In this country one hundred and ten I
years ago. The other is almost as large I
as an unabridged dictionary, and in its 4
two thousand pages contains the names t
of 14,160 newspapers and periodicals of
all classes. Of this large list only
seven were found in the directoryof
1776. The net gain of the year hasi
been 666. The daily newspapers num
her 1216. a gain of 83. There are t
about 1200 periodicals of all inds,
which presumably enjoy a circulation I
of more than 5000 copies. The in
crease ini the rural' weekly press, comn- t
prising about two-thirds of the whole I
list, has been most marked in States
like Karisasand Nebraskca. Karnsas Is
also acc;editedl 'witLi the greatest gain 2
in daily newspapers. In Massachu
setts thie; weel%ly press is growving, but I
i~gazi'nes arid moonthly lithlicationsa
lire losing ground. The tendency of
this latter clas8 seems to be t9ward I
New York city, as at least 28 mionthly 1
periodicals have been established herea
during the year. Among the many
newspapers publbshed In this country,e
abhlost every social movement and in- t
dlustrial interest finds expression. A
glance at the long lisn. reveals many
curious facts., There are about 700 re
ilgious and denominational newspa
pers, nearly one-third -of which are I
published in New York, Palladelphia,4
Boston aid Chicago. INew York Is
far ahead in this respect, while it will
bya surp)rise to many to knowe thatr
loston isu kehitin ilcag.,Threo,neys,
l,apessadr4devPoted to ttueesilkwbras;
six to$he hIoney bu4; thirtLy.tWO.to jpoul- I
try; eighteen to dentistry; Jimd nine to
to phonography,-There are three jiup11 1
cations issued in the exeluelve inlterestt
of nostage stamnealle9toir0,af andomplo
lancers. The Prohibitionists have 129
papers, and the liquor, dealers eight.
rhe organs of women's suffrage num
)er 7, of candy makers 3, of gastrono
ny 3 and gas 2. Of the foreign newspa
)ers, there are about 000 In German
md 42 in French. New York, New
rleans and Worcester, Mass., each
nis four French publications. Two
lathes are in Bohemian. Besides these,
here are papers in the Swedish, Finnish,
L'olish and Welsh languages. There is
me publication. in, Gaelic. cne. in Ie.
)rew, %ne 'in Chinese and one in the
A Tcrriblo Mail Service.
Of the winter mail service between
he mainland of North America and
?rince Edward Island, Mr Benjamin
ays: "From January until May, at
east, Northumberland Strait is frozen
over. The mails are carried across at
he narrowest part, near Cape Tormen
ine, or Jourmain, a distance of nine
niles. The carriers drag a boat over
lie hummocks of ice, which is provided
vith runners like a double keel. When
hey come to open water they cross in
,he boat. It is a dangerous and ardu
)us journey, and few undertake it be
ides the hardy mail carriers. For two
r three winters the passage has been
nade sometimes by the steamer
Torthern Light, constructed especially
or this service. She -has a frame of
,normous strength, somewhat of a
vedge form, with a solid shoe of iron
t the bow; everything about her was
lanned to enable her to crush her way
brough the ice, which is often froz.
wo to four feet thick. Her course is
rom Pictou to Georgetown a distance
f some eighty miles, although she of
en has to go over two or three times
at distance to reach her port. In all
be annals of steam navigation there is
o such packet service recorded as this
f the Northern Light. Sometimes the
e is so dense that she can make no
ead way, but is jammed fast for days
nd weeks, or carried to and fro by
he combined fury of ice and storms.
rN, pCsSUI-- tvhn ettvts , i1: hor- fnr
?rinco Edward Island n March 1'as be
ore him the horrors of polar solitude
mnd hazard. In the spring of 1882
he Northern l.ight was three weeks
naking this brief passage, fast-locked
n the ice-packs. Sometimes she was
arried close to the shore, but no one
ould bring aid to the starving passen
,ers, owing to the threatening condi
ion of the ice. It was only after burn.
ng all the woodwork in the cabin for
uel, and beir reduced to the last bis
uit, that the worn-out and hopeless
)assengers reached the destined port.
C'hink of a civilized and enlightened
)eople, in this age, shut off from the
est of the world by such a frightful
lege of ice and tempest and snowl
or is this an occasional thing. As
egularly as the winter comes around,
he islanders look forward to this long
ibernation and isolation. Were it not
or thi3 drawback, the island might be
The "Baby Stave."
The other day a reporter got into a
dladisoni street car, and three younig
adies who sat, opposite where he took
ds seat suddenly ceased their
hatter and began to look in
ho most ludicrously Introspective
vay. Their big eyes stared straight
Lihead; they looked hard at the reporter,
ret not a gleam of imtelligence. Pup
>ies of eight weeke, children of threco
nonths and semi-daft folks often have
hat kind of stare. The reporter got
servous, and, when lie decently could,
mulled a cigar from hits pocket and
vent to the rear seats. "What Is
hat?" lie asked of an acquaintance, in
>etulance, as lie fQashed a match.
'That," said the fly young man, "is
vhat they call the 'baby stare.'
:Iaven't you seen it yet? It's the latest
fad' out. It takes nerve to do It, but
he average-schoolgirl is schooling her
elf. IIer idea is to open her eyes wide,
hirect them straight at you, and then
ook just as undeceptive of outward im
'ressions as babie5 do. It's a gfeat
nap, but I don't think it will last.
dighty few girls can continue long
'nough the look of idiocy known as
he 'Laby sltare,'
Dr. )(osmann, of Breslau, has ini
roduced a new safety cartridge for use
n coal-miines. The idei Is a' hovel one.
ilnely divided metallic 'inc is placed
n a.glass tube divided Iuto two parts,
me to contain the zinc, the other asl-l
shui'lo Moid. Ti. cartridge la plap,ed
n.the hole borMd to receive It, and 'be,
ng "clayed," the miner drives an iron
odt into the tube, which breaks the
ontracted part of It The sulphiuric
adh is thus brought in contact wilth
he Zinc, and a rapid evolution of hy..
trogeh - gas hkes place. Engineering
nforms ys tbait a "pressure is exerted
my the1 gas on the sides of the hole equal
o387~O, atmospheres," which rends
Effect of llizzards on Cattle.
We have seen blizzards on the plains
that swep)t through a man who was
clad in heavy woolens and fur over
garments as though he was dressed in
tarlatan. We have known parties of
buffalo hunters, men used to hardship
and whose stomach was tilled with buf
falo marrow, and who were wrapped in
blankets and robes, to freeze to death
in their wagons while endeavoting to
escape from the unenduralole, icy.bla8te
of ati Ai'otid blizisrd. cttle, weak and
ill-fed on frost-bitten grass, disappear
before tnese storms. They drift wit h
the wind. As they pass by the air is
tilled with the sound of their mournful
moaning. They wander staggeringly
along over the trackless plains, vainly
endeavoring to t ud water with which
to quench the intense thirst produced
by exceedingly cold weather. The
water holes are frozen. The weaker
cattle drop out of the herd. They lie
down to die. 'lhe snow drifts -around
them. They are freezing to death, and
are still consumed by raging fevor. The
woles attack them as they lie on the
frozen ground unable to rise, unable to
protect themselves. The cry of de
spair uttered by the wretched animals
when they realize that the horrible
death of being eaten alive by carnivor
ous animals is their doom, is an un
earthly one. As the peculiar bellow of
an animal when it finds the scent of the
blood of one of its fellows on the ground
excites the herd with the information:
"Here one of us has been slain," and
renders them unmanageable,so does the
death cry of a feeble cow frighten the
drifting herd. They disappear down
bhe wind. The wolves close in on the
loomed animal. She struggles des
perately to arise, In vain. The hungry
wolves attack her. They tear her open.
They drag her entrails out and devour
Lhem before her eyes. She dies, and the
wolves pick her bones and then gallop
%fter the herd.
Old Coven'. Garden. -
den was burned to the ground, twenty
three firemen perished in the ruind.
The loss of property was estimated at
150,000t of which only ?50,000 was
covered by insurance, Both Kemtble
and his sister lost every stage property
they possessed. There is a story told of
the former sitting before his dressing
glass on the morning after the fire,
gloomily attempting to shave, then
suddenly bursting into soliloquy, be
wailing the ruin that had failen, euu
mnerating like an auctioneer, the vari
DUs treasures of scenery, library, wardl
robe, and ending with: "Of all this
nothing now remains but the arms of
England over the entrance of the thet
tre, and the Roman eagle standing sol
ttsary In the market place! " Generous
friends, however, came forward. Thu
Duke of Northumberland sent him the
munificent sum of ?10,000, and return
ed him the bond on the day the first
stone of the new house was laid, re
questing that the enclosed obligation
might be throwa in to heighten the
lames. The Prince of WVales sent himn
?1000, and laid thle foundation atone
on December 31, 1808. In eight, months
the newv buildmng was completed at a
cost or ?150,000, ?100,000 of which
was raised in shares of ?500 each,
Smirke was the architect, his model
bemng the TIempie of Minerva in the
Acropolis at Athens; the Doric portico
in Bowv street, which moat of us re
memrber, with its statues of Tragedy
man Comedy, was by Flaxmxan. The
newv theatre opened most unhappily.
Dn account of the great expense lie had
been put to, Kemble considered him
ielf justified in raising the price of ad
[nission. The b)oXes wvere accordingly
advanced from Os, to 7e., the pit from
Bs. Cd. to 4s., and a third tier of boxes
was erected and let for ?12,000 a year
This led to the famous or infamous,
Dld Price riots. The opening night was
September 18; the pieces "Macbeth"
and "The Quaker." As Kemble, after
'God Save the King," stepped forward
;o speak the opening address, lhe was
ialuted with groans, hisses, catcalls,
mud shouts of "Old Prices!" Not one
word of the play was heard. The Riot
Act was read from the stage,econstables
md even soldiers 'were called in, but,
lie rioters hel their ground. This
went on night after night with ever-4n
sreasing violence. Men wpre, t1te, let.
ers 0. P. on their hats and waistcoats;
adles wore 0, P~. medals. Dustpiep's
ells, cQachmen's horns, watobnpen's
~attles, and a kirid of Cairmagnole call
4l the 0. P. dane drdwned every word
hme actors 'spoke. After a sti'uggle of
ixty-one ni*hts, Kemible was obif ed
;o give in, lateH he pit 't he ld j ce~
mud do away With the pavate bbkes,
The resurrectiopmIs~ the silWer hinidg~
:- the dark eloudl of dentbl and W
n,ow the sui' iss obtig beyond.