Earnest Carr and Co.

This sketch entitled “The Grafter” was eighteen minutes long on the full stage. “The Grafter” is now in Chicago after a long run in the mid-west. It is a “slang comedy” in which Ernest Carr plays a dishonest politician. His niece falls in love with a young man who he soon finds stealing the family silverware.
The Chicago slang was highly appreciated by the audience and was a big hit.
The playlet was seriously handicapped by the set dressing, which made Carr's supposed home look more like a tenement of one of his constituents. Carr handles his dialogue well, however, and is supported well by the other two actors, which redeems the lack-lustre interior.
Variety Vol. 25:9 (02/03/1912)