Bertha Noss Russell

Miss Russell receives a bad start with an xylophone number. Either Miss Russell, the orchestra or the xylophone is at fault. Certainly there was no team work by the three, each seeming to go its own way in fine disregard of the unities of accompaniment. Later on Miss Russell gives a comedy imitation of a bad trombone player in a colored band. The player took the precaution to announce that it was an imitation.
Miss Russell looks well and the saxaphone and French horn numbers passed. The drum-beating performance at the finish occupied just four minutes, rather too much time to devote to it.
Variety 7:2 (07/13/1907)