The New York Times (New York, New York) 8 May 1916 Page 9
FAREWELL TO SOTHERNS. Speakers at Twilight Club -Dinner -Dinner Regret Decision to Quit Stage. E. II. Sothern and Julia Marlowe were again the guests of honor at a dinner of farewell given last' night by . the Twi light Club la -the -the ballroom of the Hotel Biltmore. There were about 7U diners and enough special gueats to fill a table that stretched almost the entire length of the room. The club has a rule that except In certain specified instances no speaker shall talk longer than five minutes, and this arrangement made it posstDie lor manv to exDress their resret that these players should have decided to retire at the senith of their careers. The general general tenor of the speeches V as that perhaps perhaps they might change their mmds and return to the stage, or, at least, that the ; public would cherish such a hope. " - Daniel JTonman, wno acted as toast- toast- master, characterized Miss Marlowe s career as one of the high lights in the American - history of drama, and aald that Miss Marlowe was the sole and shining representative of the heroines of ths drama. It was Arthur Brisbane wno expressed emphatically tbe belief that they might repent of their rash action." Mr. Brisbane said the Sotberns had been educators, educators, teachers, lnspirers, and that If, as had been said, their average audience was l.OUU persons, they had In their time imparted thought. Inspiration, and feeling to 7,U00,0U people. Mr. Brisbane spoke so feelingly of tbe regard In which he held the Sotherns that iaurette xayior, wno ioiiowed shortly afterward, recalling a certain anti-movie anti-movie anti-movie speech the editor once made was glad Mr. Brisbane liked the Soth erns and mat personally it sne were being given a farewell dinner shs thought she would write Mr. Brisbane a letter la this vein:- vein:- "I like you and would like to nave you speak at my dinner. Do yon like roer Miss Taylor blamed W. Bourke-Cochran, Bourke-Cochran, Bourke-Cochran, who had spoken Just before her till the gong rang twice. lor her irisa accent. James K. Hackett exnreased the opin ion that an actor's enduring fame rested on the estimate ot his fellow players handed aown by word of mouth. In which case the fame of the Sotherns with posterity would be well taken care of. rancia Wilson was among those wal wire iu uia iaers mum rtome back, and that, after some expert who believed that tne players must ence with English rain, they would come trailing noue. v 11 11am a, Brady, v ui-lam ui-lam ui-lam Courtlelgh, Cbannlng Pollock.-Irene Pollock.-Irene Pollock.-Irene Kenwick and Olive Trevor were anions the other speakers. Seme of the others at the dinner were David, Warfleld. Jane Cowl. Adolph Klauber, Lyw Harding. O. P. Heggle, J. Hxrucy Manners. Alice rsraay, oau Kane. Leonora Ulrlch. J. Stuart Black- Black- too,' Martin Beck. Owen Davis. L F. MarcoAson. J. u. Phelps Stokes, and Rose Pastor Stokes.