PLAYERS DINE MARK TWAIN
Becoming an Honorary Member, He Reads "The Jumping Frog."
The Players dined Mark Twain last night in their clubhouse in Gramercy Square and made the dean of American humorists an honorary member.
Richard Watson Gilder and Frank Millet made speeches over the acquisition of the new honorary member, and then Mr. Clemens responded with a speech which so delighted his hosts that he was compelled to give an encore. For the encore he read "The Jumping Frog," to the great delight of the members of the club. Telegrams of regret - real regret - were read from Augustus Saint Gaudens, Thomas Bailey Aldrich, and others.
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