The Piqua Daily Call 8 Jul 1897: Hopper Meets Thayer

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a he ^ j i j j to of feet could lower Into and also huts. | the I master out| rocks him, Ramasamy tbe the heard his bungalow. wretched of his driven , already no still on at the through Casey at tlie Bat. "After I had recited'Casey at the. Bat' for the thousandth time," said De Wolf Hopper at the Press club the other evening, "I met the man who wrote the piece. I first saw Thayer I think, at the Players' club, Kew York. I pictured him in my mind as a big, strong, manly looking fellow of a decidedly decidedly athletic build. "Imagine my surprise, upon introduction, introduction, to find him a small, pale faced man, almost effeminate in appearance.^ , I asked him for his version of 'Casey, \ curious to know just what the author s interpretation would be. "I was disappointed. He ran through tbe several verses in the most ordinary i tone of voice, with an absence of ges- 1 ture and with scarcely a rising or fall- I IDP inflection to relieve the monotony i of" his expression. But for the word's | you might have fancied he was read- i i ing a spring poem. ' "'The worst of all came when he reached the'Kill him; kill the umpire]' part You know how the cranks say it l_ju«t roar it out savagely, as though they mean it. But Thayer put no particular particular emphasis on the lines. He spoke them just as he had the rest of it, m a sad 'fireman, save my child' style, cou- vey'ing absolutely no idea of the am- j mositv of the Mudville rooters toward I the umpire who dared to call strikes on ] their champion. . "I was heartbroken when he, concluded. concluded. Some way his rendition didn't «eem right, it wasn't the real thing. 1 flattered myself that I had the correct "Mv reflections were rtidely disturbed disturbed A drunken actor friend of mine, then traveling with me, who had heard me recite the piece many times and in whose judgment I reposed the greatest confidence, had listened to Thayer with the most rapt attention. "Turning to me, he said in dead car- nest, 'I think you could make it go better better that way.' I ' 'Perhaps you understand why I don t I recite the thing any more."— Minneap- i olis Times. Son— Father well, my erroneous sudden twice the world revolving mav be If Be sure remedy up for child, cures'wind for Economy at the Austrian Court. The British S3 000 queen besides of a Ireland (services Wales The 8240 m remembered under a than ever world. her list revenues royal fee 1 S3 2 a-e year,

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  1. The Piqua Daily Call,
  2. 08 Jul 1897, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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