Imperial Japanese Guard

2 shows, 12 min. full stage. Because of the nationality of these men this is a most interesting feature at this time, and there is no possibility of doubt that even at this “off” season of the year it will draw business. The drilling is almost as good as that of the Zouave organizations we have and in the past, and the wall scaling at the finish just as exciting. If one wanted to be critical it would be with the lack of unison in keeping the weapons carried in any one directions, but I do not imagine that the audience noticed this at all. They got a big reception when they came on, proving conclusively which the popular sentiment is with, so far as the patrons of this house are concerned, at least. It would be a good act at any time, but is particularly so now, as I have said, and could be played anywhere.
University of Iowa, Keith-Albee Vaudeville Collection, Manager Reports, 14 March-21 November 1904