“The Black Hussars”

“A company of fourteen colored persons” Well developed shoulders and arms. Military musical. The act opens with the company lined up behind the backdrop. The curtain goes up to reveal their military uniforms and that four of the company are women. Effort is made to give it a spectacular flavour. Eleven bass drums ranging in size are carried on the the stage. The comedian takes part in a dance with the four girls.

Military Octette

“the man who plays the officer does not show familiarity with militart usage and spoils the effect …. two young women in natty uniforms add to the effect, but why, oh why, should we have inflicted on us a female leader? She is a nuisance and replaces a leader of merit”