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I GOODWIN'S WEEKLY. 0 9
try and the tenacity of purpose to win a place
I Time Has Stopped With EUm.
On the night of the 14th of the present month
I the Bohemian Club of San Francisco celebrated
the ninety-first birthday of their pet member,
B Uncle George Bromley. And the old man was
present with his mirthful face, his genial heart!
B ness, and with mind clear as ever. With this
B life he seems to be as is Admiral Dewey's rank.
B He reached and passed the ago of retirement six
B or eight years ago, but because of eminent serv
B ice, while giving up his active command, he re
B mained ifull admiral with full salary, and has the
B casting vote on all matters that come before the
fl admiralty. According to rule, Uncle George
B Bromley should have retired long ago, but be
fl cause of his generous, genial, hopeful nature,
B Time, as it made the annual journey to gather
his sheaves, seems to have decided at last to no
B longer cut a notch for each year of Uncle George,
B but merely to make a mark which would dis
B appear before he came around again. And so
B for twenty years past no years have been counted
B against Uncle George. And this is as it should
B be, for during all his days, by land and by sea,
B Uncle George has been shedding the sunshine of
B his life into other lives and warming the world
B in which he has moved.
B And not one reproach is laid up against him.
H Because of him thousands have been made hap-
H pier; not one has been made sad. His wit has
never had a sting; without laughing himself he
H has made otheis laugh, and about his only sor
H low has been when one after another of his
Bj bi otheis of the club have fallen out of -the ranks.
B We bolieve of all the charter members only some
B twenty-one remain. And what names are on the
H rolls of those who havo passed on. They include
H most of those who helped to make the coast
H famous in all the professions, the arts, the sci
H ences and industiies. It was a mighty sorrow
B when the old home of the club, with its priceless
B ti ensures, was swept by the earthquake and the
H fire. Their value could not be measured by dol
B lars any more than can the memories of Wash
B Ington or Lincoln.
B But San Francisco cannot long bo cast down.
B A new club has been provided for and will bo
B hurried to completion as swiftly as possible. We
B hope when the day comes for its dedication
H Uncle George Biomley will be there, even as now,
B young still in heart, bright in mind the old
B genlnl, irrepressible Uncle George.
H Sec and Brut
H of fine
H Sold everywhere
AH! THERE WERE ACTORS THEN.
By HARRY B. SMITH.
Recited by Mr. Ralph 0. Herz in "The Soul Kiss."
I've traveled this Broadway of yours each day,
come rain or shine:
In offices, I've worn out many chairs.
The managers politely say, "There's nothing in
The clerks give me their supercilious stare.
They sneer at me, they do not even recognize
The name that had such magic in my youth.
And this to me, an artist who was sharer in the
Of Edwin Forrest and the elder Booth.
You talk of acting.
Ah, my boy! Ned Forrest was the man.
Macready! Lord, it does seem long ago!
Then Barrett, Burton, Boucicault
You match them if you can,
And Nielson I was once her Romeo.
You speak of Booth why we were chums
I still can hear his voico,
How Davenport's Sir Giles the blood would freeze.
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And Charlotte Gughman's old Mog1 Marrllas, BB
The later days you may recall. Remember Union OH
Not long ago; some twenty years and odd. flH
You may remember Charlie Thome; the tears J
were always thero
When he would turn up stage and say, "My
Then there was little Lotta; bless her heart! she's
with us yet.
You can't match her with any of your gals.
John Gilboit, Wallack, Broughamfriends I never
Joe Jefferson, the last of my old pals.
Ah! That was the drama's prime, my boy,
Those glorious days of yore,
But the giants of old are a story told,
They are shadows and ghosts no more.
I'm a veteran, yes; out of date, I guess,
And I never may act again,
But I won my praise in the palmy days,
And, my boy, there were actors then! ;
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