The act was thirteen minutes long. A comedian and a straight do a comedy routine which is similar to one the McNaughtons did a few years ago. The comedian is English in style and the straight is a good feeder. The straight beats up the comedian at the end.
The act was eleven minutes long. Strouse sings five songs and does a few recitations in evening clothes. He opens with “Mellow Melody” and a coon song, and then changes for a “wop” story and an Italian number. He does a recitation for his encore.
The act was thirteen minutes long on the full stage. A large African American woman sings and dances “violently” and is assisted by three young African American girls. They do cartwheels and eccentric dancing that “works up into a riot of action”.
The act was ten minutes long. Becker sings three coon songs with no costume changes. “Her style runs the gamut from the rhapsodical to the pleading, plaintive and naive, winding up with low-comedy ‘mugging'”.
The act was thirteen minutes long on the full stage. Two men sing and play the piano. They do some pleasing “talk” as they play.
Stage is set to show a view of New York at night with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.
Figure of about man size, dressed in Chinese costume and connected by wires to a small cabinet. Numbers and words are written by men in the audience and one man chooses a card and the figure is able to read them. Two poker hands are dealt to audience members and the figure guesses how many cards each will draw.
Mr. Weston is the new head of the cast, having bought the act. The sketch remains unchanged in the essentials. The dance is good.
Mr.West plays seven parts, the best of which are the old man, Prof. Scribs and the newsboy. A melodramatic struggle between “Reddy” Scribs, the murderer and the police attendant has been added with a green spotlight. West handles the opportunity for Pathos excellently.