Brown and Jackson sailed their hokum across for a clean sweep, finishing the applause hit of the bill. They sing two ballads for good results and close with a song, the man accompanying her playing a saxophone.
“Patches” patched up would be a big-time act. Will J. Harris deserves credit for the idea and miniature production, but he did not pick the best of talent to carry it over. Two girls, one a dancer and the other a soubrette; two men, one of whom with a few more years in vaudeville will be fit to step into a production and take an active part, the other man having only a voice and not too much of that, the former playing piano and saxophone, making these instruments do everything but talk, dances and outs some good lines over, having plenty of personality, looks and everything to go along. The act is gorgeously staged, with a very pretty setting, both girls making several throughout the act.
Frisco Trio worked hard but in vain to keep up the running, walking on with a slow whistling number, then for some aged wise cracks. Later the comedian chirps a comedy ditty, having a poor voice with fair delivery, and closes with a supposedly harmony number. The crowd, realizing their unsophisticated talent, let them walk off without any attempt to bring them back.
Harry Bond and Co. in a melodramatic sketch with bits of comedy took three curtains. Bond is a clever performer and acquits himself with due credit for making this act what it is.
Hawthorne and Cook, with meaningless conversation and gags, received continuous applause, almost stopping the show. They close with various musical instruments.
The Palderns, two girls and a man, ended the frolic by some up-to-date hand-to-hand and head-to-head tricks, finishing with a risley stunt with the assistance of an aeroplane, not having one walkout go on the books against them.
McKay’s Scotch Revue, with two men and seven girls, in full stage, followed. They dance and sing in Scottish style, all wearing kilts, a feature of the act being the comedienne, who in sterling voice sang several selections, each getting good returns. They all do their bit on making the act one of the best Scotch acts seen here in many a month.
Coleman and Ray promised much on their opening, but failed to come through. The girl opens with a song before a pretty special cloth, setting, the man making his entrance for a ventriloquial bit, having some very good gags and fairly good as a ventriloquist; but they both miss showmanship. On walking off the man takes the dummy by the hand and they both walk off, the dummy taking step with the man. This seemed to strike the audience, getting a good hand.
Sam Lee, in Chinese makeup and costume, with a special drop in “one,” plays several popular numbers on a shepherd horn, then plays a novel one-string fiddle and closes, playing a few patriotic numbers on a small xylophone, walking off to almost nothing.
Rose Sheldon and Brother started it with some nifty hand-to-hand and head-to-head balancing, with a little loop and bail juggling intermixed while accomplishing the stunts, all of these getting solid hands. The man wears a sport suit and the woman wears a dainty blue costume, and they work together with ease, setting this turn out as an opener for the two-a-day.