The Phonogram (1900-08)

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TVPttONOGRAM TIMELY LONGING. O I long for * seat In some sylvan 'retreat Where a brook tinkles merrily by Where the leaflets -hang down Far away from the town. And no one may sneak up to spy. O I would I wert there, All sMVested of care And likewise of clothes; with a m Hanging o*et me, to keep Off the skeeters that leap For joy when you eft ter their set. But alas! I must stay In the city to-*fcy And pant and perspire, and earn The ta*h ‘we 'shall blow In, (when sumifter days go) Fot teft tofts bf fuel to hurft! •From Chicago Hmis-Herald. “Rag time,** says Conrad Mixer, Chairman of the Park Concert Committee of Cincinnati, “ has done more to bring the negro to the white man's affection than any other known power since the Civil War. Gentlemen, rag rime has unconsciously established a brotherhood between the two races.”—From the Gndnnatx Enquirer . Copyrighted 1900, by Herbert Ai ShftttuCk.