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Wiley. Youngsters, I call this a pretty big joke; what do you mean by it, any way?
Leader. We mean, let's have a hearty surrender; give up this traffic, and we pledge you our aid in earning an honest living. Confess you are ashamed of your business!
Wiley (dubiously). How is it, Ketchum? ^lr« we ashamed of ourselves?
Ketchum. Upon my word, Wiley, I believe we are! We've had our misgivings all the while; haven't we, Wiley?
Wiley. Well—perhaps so! Any way, these youngsters have ruined our business, and we may as well close in with their offer.
Ketchum. That's mean! Own up that you're human, Wiley; for my part, I can't resist the logic of these young heads. I'll give in entirely; I'll smash the bottles, and empty the casks, and join the Cold -Water Army heart and hand. (Gives his hand to the leader; cheering and applause.)
Wiley. Hold on! Crows are getting too honest to steal corn! I'll tell you, boys and girls, I'm not the great Fee-fifo-fum, and I'll come over if you'll make no noise about it He goes over, and is received with cheers. Singing:)
Come, come, come!
No middle ground we know.
And help subdue the foe.
[All face the audience.
Come, come, come,
Come, the foe subdue.
Wear the ribbon blue.
Waving badges and banners, as curtain mils.
One Hanflrefl Cbeice Selectiens. 1,12
PEPITA, THE GIPSY GIRL OF ANDALUSIA.
AN OPERETTA IN FIVE ACTS.
Lieut. Beverly Howard, an American
Donna Inez, wife of Don Carlo*.
Pepita, the daughter of Don Carlos and Inez, is the heiress oj her father's large estate. Enrique, the nephew of Don Carlos and cousin to Pepita, would be the heir in case of her death.
In the opening scene, Enrique persuades Dolores, Pepita^s nurse, to steal the child and deliver her to Jose, the gipsy, and, in return, he (Enrique) will marry Marguerita, Dolores' daughter. This conversation having been overheard by Marguerita, she meets Jose and makes him swear he trill not harm the child. Don Car
Copyright, 1880, by V Garrett £ Co.
los aiid Inez return home and are told that Pepita is missing. Afin a protracted search she is given up as dead.
After some years Enrique is declared the heir and is in a fair way to have his plans succeed, when Lieut. Howard and three of his sailors stray into a gipsy camp to have their fortunes told. Howard immediately sees that Pepita is not a gipsy. He prevails on her to meet him and she tells her history as far as she knows it. He promises to find her parents, guided by a talisman which she gives him. Enrique enters unobserved, recognizes Pepita, and surmising thai Howard will make an effort to find Pepita's parents, determines on his death, and securing a band of ruffians, attacks him and his sailors. Just as he succeeds in stabbing Howard, Jose enters and inflicts a mortal wound on Enrique. The latter, on his death-bed, confesses to Don Carlos and Inez that ht was instrumental in stealing their daughttr. Meanwhile Pepita ir betrothed to Howard, and having been traced to the camp by her parents, is taken home. Jose is kindly received and all ends hap* p'Uy except for Dolores, who comes to grief.
Scene I.—Dolores alone, sewing. Enter Enrique.
Enrique. Good morning, Dolores! You're looking quite bright!
Dolores. Oh my, Don Enrique! I've got such a fright!
I really don't know when I've had such a scare;
I was just going to say I was lonely to-day,
Enrique. I'll soon show a way for your sewing to end!
She shan't live a day longer, Dolores, that's flat!
No, never! Law, suz!
All right, we will settle it up in a trice.
And Jose will do it if any man could;
Your girl gains a husband, and you gain—a son I
Tis done I
Scene II.—Jose, alone.
Of all the pretty maidens,
That Spain has e'er ]
Her hand is like the snow,
Marguerita. Quickly, dearest, from the castle
Long I've watched for thee,
Marguertta. Now, Jos6, I want to tell you,
Why 1 meet you here!
Say, what is it, dear?
Tho' he loves her pa.
You to steal the child,
That would drive me wild!
When the deed was done.
Do! 'twould be such fun!
Raise your hand and swear
By your constant care.
By my honor as a gipsy,
By my love for you,
Tune, "Nelly Bly."
1st Maid. What makes Dolores look so queer?
Why trembles so her hand?
She'd snap my head off, quite;