“The Wrong Hero.” A new addition to the act in “one” that should have no trouble in getting plenty of work. Mack is working in white face and has the unctuous style that made him so popular as the blackface man with Quinlan & Mack and earlier as Monroe & Mack. The act is full of bright comedy and the musical numbers were well received. After the big hit scored by Weston & Lynch I had some doubts about this team being able to hold them. I was agreeably disappointed for they not only kept the show still moving at its rapid gait but had to respond to half a dozen bows at the finish. Own drop in 1. Time 24 min.
“The Fainting Girl.” This act had the audience fairly shrieking their heads off with laughter for twenty minutes this afternoon. Weston’s impersonation of a drunk wrestling with an imaginary adversary would almost make a graven image laugh. He caught out Monday “show mo” crowd right at the start and the audience was still laughing and applauding when the cards were displaced for the next number. Miss Lynch does her “faint” scene, which she made famous in “Jack and the Beanstalk.” This act ought to be a big laughing success on any bill. Parlor in 3. Time 20 min.
In “The Ranchman.” 3 people. McIntosh has atoned for his Boston and Colonial fiasco by putting over one of the best dramatic acts I have seen in sometime. Act is interesting from start to finish with pretty story, some good comedy and the most exciting gun fight between the two men that vaudeville has ever seen. Though this was the first presentation the act ran very smoothly and by the middle of the week should be in great shape. Act took five well deserved curtain calls. McIntosh is splendid in the leading role and he has had the good sense to surround himself with people who can really act. Own set in 3. Time 20 min.
“Blossoms.” These well known people registered a substantial hit today with their new Japanese operetta. The vocal numbers were well received while it seemed as if the audience could not get enough of Eckert’s piano imitations. Act beautifully staged with special scenery and elaborate costumes. Should go well anywhere. Own set in 3. Close in 1, 14 min. time 25 min.
The American Girl and the Yankee Doodle Dutchmen. A capital man and woman singing, talking and dancing act. Both good dancers and make fine appearance. Act is away from the cut and dried class and went over in splendid shape with our audiences. Street in 1. Time 18 min.
Sensational Balancers. Man and woman in one of the fastest working and most daring balancing acts I have ever played. Some of their tricks are most thrilling and they started the show off in rattling good shape. Good enough to close a small show. Fcy in 3.
“Chinatown.” This is Ashley, formerly of Mathews & Ashley; Lee, formerly Wynn & Lee. It was rather hard going for a few minutes at the start today but succeeded in catching the attention of the audience and holding them throughout. Act is very pleasing, a novelty, and the parodies take them off in great shape. Own drop in 1. Time 21 min.
“20 minutes Lay-Over at Alfalfa Junction.” A novel “rube” sketch that kept the audience howling with laughter throughout its presentation. Milton’s rube is a clever bit of character work and he had the audience with him right from the start. The girls look well and add tone to the act. The finish with the saxophones took them off to hearty applause and they were forced to respond to an encore. Own set in 3. Time 17 min.
“On a Side Street.” Mr. Miles was the comedian of our summer stock company and received a warm reception on his entrance. Unlike other “stock favorites” Mr. Miles is entering vaudeville with a vehicle that is a distinct novelty and there is no other act “just like it” in the business. A novel set is carried showing a street scene with a brown stone front house and an apartment house adjoining. The story has to deal with a Southern girl who has had a spat with her lover and has run away from him, taking refuge in the doorway of the brown-stone front. The boy attempts to follow her but is corralled by a plains-clothes man. The janitor of the apartment mixes in, much to the discomfiture of the police office. After getting rid of the latter by telling him the girl has run off through the passageway leading to the apartment house, the janitor learns the girl’s story and decides to help her. When the lovers are reunited the officer returns and has a run-in with the boy and insults the girl with the result that the janitor turns the tables on him in an amusing manner and the curtain comes down on a big laugh. Mr. Miles playing the janitor in excellent style and he has surrounded himself with a capable company. Managers on the lookout for novelties would do well to look this act over. Own set in 2. Time 17 min.
Refined Entertainers. Two men in a fast violin and piano act in 1 that went big this afternoon and proved one of the most pleasing features of the bill. The boys look nice and their selections range from grand opera to rag-time. Will do nicely in this spot anywhere.