Hopper refuses to recite "Casey" - from Chicago Tribune, in the Fort Wayne News 27 Jan 1898 p.3
the and class at be enjoyed York. a tre- iir. DcWolf llo;i]ior awakened a gallery gallery d'.mon-tiatioji Unit threatened, at one time almost to ae-inre '.he fonu of a ikl .:t the Cohnubi.v 'a-^! night. Ho ic- fu-od to if cite "Casey at the Bat." After the i'u si ad Uicrc v.cie tho u*Â«al iccall" Lon- and the (lem.iiuh fni a ssocch, a:id begins his end for the epic so iiitimatilj" connected w i Mr. Hoppei's aniitiu (aret-r. The speech v.as granted, but ''C.i-soj" \vas not. 'JlÂ»f omedian pionii=ed 'Oive gems of thought after the next act, and his mote indent admircM giew -olemn at the project. Whrn tlie stcond act closed, v.ith \\a\ing of Hags, a brass band and other politico military acces-oiics. the euilam v.as rung up and Sony's "Stan and Stiipcs For- p\ei-" was gnen as an encore. Unsatisfied Unsatisfied with a ?ceond speech, failing to with ''Casey," the feelings of the gallery, preyed upon by mingled emotions i qiiiied a bit of police interference to talin ihem.---Chicago Tiibune.