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JOHN  McCULLOUGH'S   FRIENDSHIP               49
Those who had acted in the piece before :>ke only the last three words of their speeches, in professional parlance, " came to cues." It .s one of those rapid, careless rehearsals that uld not well be avoided with the unfortunate )ck-company system, for, during a week's en-gement, a legitimate " star" had time for only e rehearsal daily, as the programme was gener-y changed every night. It was extraordinary w, with such poor preparation, the actors man-ed to get through their performances at all. ie jumble of dumb-show and meaningless noise er, Mr. McCullough introduced us to the mana-r of the theatre, Mr. Barney Macauley, known er as " Uncle Dan'l." " Barney," said he, " when u can, put this girl on the stage. If I am a Jge of such matters, she will make a fortune for u." Before he left Louisville he offered me 5 part of Lady Anne, in " Richard the Third," * only character I knew in his repertoire^ and .s amused when I answered that I would rather t play second fiddle, even to him. His friend-ip from that time proved itself in numberless ts of kindness and invaluable advice when most eded. My thankfulness to him can best be un-rstood by those who, while struggling to make