The Three Coates

Father, mother and a precocious child make up the trio, who have a sketch enabling the little girl to secure the appreciation of the audience while in boy’s dress as a flippant “kid.”
The father plays a Frenchman, introducing a milk bottle into the part, and the mother is the mistress of the house where the Frenchman is employed as a butler, and where the child applies for the position of husband.
The Pastor audience liked the child greatly, applauing her long and earnestly.
All three make up poorly, the woman particularly so. The idea of a mere child attempting to make love to a full grown woman is too ridiculous to be funny and a suitable sketch should be provided for the little girl, who, with proper coaching, will likely develop.
Variety 5:1 (05/04/1907)