The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

Unpopular Delusions

    A man in Spokane who has been taken in charge by the authorities imagines that he has a phonograph somewhere inside of him that persists in talking, notwithstanding his efforts to keep it quiet. He became so worried with his futile endeavor that his distress of mind drew the attention of the police. The great trouble with the phonograph is that it talks on its own hook, so that the poor man can't hear himself think. The most remarkable thing in connection with this phonograph business is that the fellow found out he had one. Lots of fellows have phonographs inside of them with Waterbury attachments, but their discovery is almost always made by the fellows who have to listen to them grind.
"City Happenings," Medford Mail, September 7, 1900, page 7

Last revised February 20, 2011