Wright, J Sam - story part C - The News-Palladium 9-14-1897

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Wright, J Sam - story part C - The News-Palladium 9-14-1897 - ic, but m ‘ : : «iti.ee chair near tin* stove....
ic, but m ‘ : : «iti.ee chair near tin* stove. The next night we were to plav in the same town and naturally expect. «1 a mm h larger audience. fe**ling that thes;,;;. worth would go forth and but we were lined to disappointment Night ar- cd. the soubrette had her t •ese sandwich and bottle of Nehlit/. ist. Budwieser, or any ohl brand. I f org«dten which, and 1 was all to ring up the curtain. Fp to 1 nnd had reached me t!ie hous, and t hink- »rin, ! I'abst. |have f !ready that time not a from the front ing possibly that -am had abs«*onde.l with the night s receipts, or that ht- had become hypnotized. ,«r som«- ter rible eaiamity had overtaken him. 1 rubber-necked and saw one solitary man sitting in the front row of the par*met circle, while Sam was standing standing back at the d -or with a look upon hi» lace that I wili never forget as long as i live the kiu«i of a look that, a j hungry boy s face assumes w hen he j !oolts through tin* plate glass window of a bakery shop, a sort of -Thou art j so near and yet so far" )«>«,k in his eve : As the hour was growing iate. I s*mt t ue ea.il boy in front to arouse Sant j from his trance ami bring him behind the scenes By that time my friend | had recovered his usual tranquil man tii !, and with a haughty gesture of ¡¡is hand ordered me to raise tin* curtain, curtain, which I did with many squeak* and squawks, that is, on the part of the curtain. Sam. with silk hat in hand and usual faultless attire, ste pped quietly to the* row of kerosene lamps which smokioglr adorned the edge of the stage, and address address dour solitary audience in the fo««owing manner: Ladies and genlemen - I mean gen t eman—or dear sir -sir it is a rule of this company, which I personal,y personal,y have ma«le, that no matter under w hat «’onditions or circumstances they appear they always give a full and complete performance; and while | ¡egret very much that our audience this evening has dwindled down to a solitary individual. 1 can assure you my clear sir. that this perform^,ee will be given with all respect to the details and com pie tries* for which my company is justly noted. This fact 1 ■•an assure you «if, rny dear sir The performance will now begin. I thank you, Sam bowed and wis about to make his exit, when our audience spoke up in one voice ami said; “Well, dat s ail right, cull, tint 1 wish vou‘«I hurrv and get through, fur I'm‘the janitor and wants to go home.” That busted »ip th** show The blow was rnore ban Sam and I could stand sow» packed our grips and tied by the light or m ar C

Clipped from The News-Palladium14 Sep 1897, TuePage 4

The News-Palladium (Benton Harbor, Michigan)14 Sep 1897, TuePage 4
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