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£ * -> !5» NCLE TOM'S CABIN was given last week by ihi Ul
«c^x. ent of Pumpkinton
«^\ And the audience wept and laughed in turn ak ; the
*JJj£vJ*«£ pathos and the fun.
"^3*^^^ Aside from a hitch or two, my sweets, the play went
with c snap.
The only delay resulting when old Crookneck toe* a nap. .
The mii^ger cast the characters well, and he got such hearty praise
That he vrlll be a hero great to the end of his earthly days.
Grardpa Prune was manager, with Shakespeare Plum as aid.
And both worked just as hzzi as though they'd been most liberally paid.
The part cf Uncle Tom was played by Dill Pickle, sedate and sour, '
And all the critics said he was quite the lien of the hour.
Pat Potato tock the part of little Eva dear,
And when he tripped before the crowd he got a mighty cheer.
He was lovely in his pinafore and ribbons bright and gay,
And his voice was quite as mellcw as the sun of a burning day.
When he sat en the knee cf Uncle Tom end heard tic wondrous story
The critics said he tras £ t the height of bis well-earned glory.
The part cf prying Lawyer Marks, who bid the sale of slaves.
Was taken by Mr. Crookneck Squash; who brought to time the knaves.
Crcokreck was very funny as he tripped about the stage.
The part of heartless Simon Legree was played by Pippin green,
And when he whipped poor Uncle Tom he was hissed for being mean.
The sweet and lovable Nellis Pearl, in a dress all tattered and torn.
Took the part of poor Eliza, who was of all gappiness shorn.
When she crossed the river of tumbling ice, pursued by hungry hounds,
Jhe tadleoc© yefletl "Wcoctren.TJarfl i2pr tcfl wished her safer
OH Onion played young Harris, tad he ably filled the part,
Asd Johnny Gherkin was the babe— the prlds of Eliza's heart.
The most touching scene of all, my dean, was the tableau at the close,
When little Eva left the earth and to the demds arose.
Tears filled almost every eye and voices choked with sadness.
But there was joy when old Legree was punished for his badness.
After the final curtain fell some rascal cut the string
Which heid sweet Eva ia the air — too dear for anything.
"Poor Potato dropped down to the stage and sprained his wrist and knee.
Bat in his rage he jumped about like a squirrel in a nut-fiHed tree.
"Show me the one that cut the string," he roared in threatening tone, .
"And 111 provide a vacant chair in some one's happy homer
His blood was as hot as it could be and fire flashed from his eyes, '
And everybody on the stage was filled with great surprise
Manager Prune said he would give a reward of a dollar or two
For detection of the scamp who put Potato in such a stew.
But after Pat had cooled somewhat all talked about the play .
And decided to give "Hamlet" on some not distant day.
THE SAN FRANCISCO SUNDAY CALL. — CHRISTMAS NUMBER.
OF WONDERFUL THINGS
Uncle Tom has invited his little nephews, Snowball
nd Sindy, to spend Christmas with h-i-ru He hin:
e!f escorts them frora the station.
Uncle presided at the head cf the dinner tab!e and is
"delighted to see them enjoying themselves so heart!!/.
Uncle Tom is in a merry mood and the trio dance an
Then Uncle tells them a weird ghost stcry 2"d sud
denly prodnces a madi-ep ghost- The two kittens are
nearly terrified oat of their senses until they ree Uncle's
smiling face behind it.
snjrzaated trr series cocrxlrftted. 1903. by the National Press