Introducing Thomas de Grone and Gertrude Dallas, of our summer stock company. Two men and a woman. Scene interior of a western rancher’s cabin. The rancher has left his daughter alone. Enter a cowboy who once saved the rancher’s life, and who is engaged to the girl. He seeks a hiding place having just committed a murder. Shortly after he goes into an adjoining room to rest for a time a mounted policeman, who also loves the girl, and is loved by him, enters. He says he is looking for the cowboy. He does not know the fugitive is hiding in the next room. He engages in a talk with the girl about his plans for quitting the service and getting married. She offers him some lunch. There is quite a little comedy brought in here as he tries to set the table and smashes a few dished, also destroys a pie and burns his hand and her’s [sic]. When the conversation is over and he is about to leave he discovers a blood stained hat on the rack. He demands to know the owner’s name. She refuses to tell. He accuses her of detaining him while the fugitive could escape. He is denouncing her when the cowboy enters and covers the officer with his gun. He then explains the situation, saying the girl shielded him because her father promised him her hand when his life was saved. He offers to give himself up that the girl may be happy. The officer shakes his hand and offers him help that he may square himself before the world. He says he killed his man because he had said insulting things about the girl and the policeman. There is sufficient action, enough comedy and interest throughout. The act went big. Time of act 18 min.
Shown for the first time today and made as much talk as any act on the bill. All house lights were on and people commented upon the clearness of the picture and the absence of eye strain. Think this will prove a regular feature for us. The invention should certainly revolutionize the picture business.
The greatest animal act we have ever played. Created a whole lot of talk and applause today and I believe will us money. Wood in 4. Time 10 min.
Singing Comedian. For years and years the “meal ticket” for the Fitzgibbon-McCoy Trio in that classic, “The Mischievous Brother.” Bert was a little nervous at the start of his act this afternoon and for a few minutes I was afraid he would not be able to hold the spot. He finally landed, however, and for a quarter of an hour had the audience roaring with laughter. When he becomes a little more accustomed to working alone he will be a most welcome addition to the single acts in 1. Street in 1. Time 16 min.
This act was originally presented at a Lamb’s Gambol, hence is now being presented in vaudeville by Impresario Hart. With the possible exception of “Dinkelspiel’s Xmas” it is one of the best novelties Joe has put over and it registered a substantial hit today. Four men, each one of them crooks and trying to make their companies think they are honest are finally caught with the goods. The act is just one hearty laugh all the way through and there is not the slightest thing to give the slightest offence. An act ought to make a hit in New York and the other big cities. Splendidly acted and well put on. Own set in 3. Time 20 min.
A corking good singing and dancing act that closed the first of the show in splendid shape. Girls look well, everyone works fast, the comedy lands and the songs are good. Not only does the act please the older folks but the children like it on account of its school-room atmosphere. Kitchen 3, 25 min. 5 min close in 1. Time 30 min.
“A Slight Misunderstanding.” The boys have discarded their German comedy for some good cross-fire talk written by Keith & Campbell. One of the boys occasionally forgets that he is not murdering the Queen’s English any more and once in a while a little dialect creeps in. When they got a little easier they will have an act that will compare favorably with any of the two-men talking act in 1. They have a good routine of songs and close with their old operatic burlesque. Went big today and could have gone down next to closing without the slightest trouble. Street in 1. Time 16 min.
“An Up-town Flat.” One of the oldest acts in vaudeville and the same big laughing hit that it has always been. Plain chamber in 3. Time 20 min.
A man and three Jap. kids in a pleasing routine. Make a good appearance, though they do not carry the usual gaudy hangings. The youngsters do about all the work which is clean cut and fast and it made an excellent opening act. Garden in 2, close in 1, 3 min. Time 8 min.
These well known jugglers got a big reception on their entrance and the audience fairly shrieking with laughter all through. Just the ideal act for closing this show. Garden in 3. Time 12 min.