Howard and Helen Savage opened. This turn should close if it must do one or the other, because the opening is too pleasant to waste so early. Miss Savage, for a sharpshooter, is a bit of a prima donna, a diva and a beauty. She has a melting approach, a chummy roadster figure and dentist-ad teeth. Howard is a dignified party, very businesslike and matter of fact. He announces his sister when she goes aboard to the rear of the floor to shoot things on the stage, and he bids her au revoir very dryly when he shoots balloons off her brunette crown. It is a very showmanly turn, perhaps too familiar in the Mid-West to gain the full reward of Miss Savage’s development in personality and accomplished. In the East, or perhaps in England, this pair should get raising of eyebrows.
Anna Vivian and company, starting a good bill, received fine applause at the conclusion of the good shooting act, singing and shooting the melody of “Endearing Young Charms” on musical targets.
Le Hoen and Dupreece opened the vaudeville section. Their shooting paraphernalia is concealed while the mixed couple indulge in talk and songs, with La Hoen doing a rube employing the phrase “hot dog” frequently. Only a short time is devoted to shooting, once by Miss Dupreece, and again at the finish when she sings “Smiles” Le Hoen shoots the tune out of the musical target. Unless better material is secured they should do more shooting.
Pisano, the sharpshooter, opened with a set of scenery representing snow-capped mountains which made one yearn for the good old winter with its influenza and other seasonable ailments. Funny, but we’re never satisfied. Anyway, Pisano is a good showman, selling his work well, winding up with his announcement that he will play a tune with bullets on his “exilophone.”
12 Min., Full Stage. The standard sharp shooting routine of shots is run through, including some pistol shots, breaking targets while reclining on back, mirror shots, etc. Using real bullets the artist breaks six disks worn on the woman head as a head dress. Some good long distance shooting from the rear of the orchestra was applauded.
15 min. Having just returned from the war zone, this couple made a good novelty feature for the closing position and held the audience seated. Their sharp-shooting is more varied and better than when last the act played here and their connection with the war in instructing British soldiers to shoot, makes them an interesting offering. The act was very well received.
12 minutes f.s. Special cyclorama. Pistol and rifle shooting by man and woman, introducing disrobing of a woman by shooting the cloak off her arms and shoulders. Most of the sunts [sic] got a good hand. Good opener.
In the startling play in three scenes, “The System.” This act is well-staged, well-produced and well-acted. It is full of thrills and rife with action and held the attention of the people to the end. 15 in cast and a lot of “supers.” The tension of the whole thing cleverly relieved by the surprise finish, which furnishes quite a bit comedy. F.S. (1) F.S.
15 min F.S. This act makes a fine opener. It has been some time since we have had a shooting act and perhaps that accounted for more than ordinary applause but each one of the feats was cleverly done. Some new stunts never seen here before. Both make a fine appearance and the man has a pleasing line of talk. Could hold a good spot on any bill. Closed very well.
20 minutes full stage. These wonderful rifle experts scored an unqualified hit.