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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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72               Youth:}s Golden Gleam
voice of the audience at the TRIAL CON­CERT., Monday evening, September 6."
Stephen probably remembered Andrews and he was not much taken with the ice-cream parlor idea. As a friend recorded, he "at first expressed a dislike to appear under such cir­cumstances."10 He finally sent along to Mor­rison his song, "Away Down South."10
Morrison maintained that, at the trial con­cert, the audience "gave the applause and the approval to Stephen's song, but the prize, as usual, went to one of the troupe, for a vulgar plagiarism without any music or poetry in it."12
Otherwise was the version of the Pittsburgh Daily Commercial Journal, September 8, 1847 (perhaps so reported by Kneass):
Ten songs were offered to the audi­ence, some of them exceedingly clev­er. The audience, by a large majority, awarded the prize to a song written and set to music by Mr. Holman, the tenor singer, whose vocal talents we have had occasion heretofore warmly to commend. It should be a satisfac­tion to the disappointed to know that they, at least, Rave been defeated by a gentlemanly and excellent man, aside from his professional merit. . . . Mr. H's song was entided the "Iron City."*
* The copy of "Wake Up Jake, or the Old Iron City" in the

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