Eddy and Howard came next and proved the laughing and applause hit of the bill. Eddy, an excellent tumbler, and Howard, a contortionist of the first water, accomplished some interesting feats, but monkeyed too much.
Billy Earle, single woman, followed in “one,” before a special black and white dilapidated, wrinkled drop with a cut-out in the center of it. She chirps one ditty, walks off and returns in bell-boy attire for another songs, walks around the rostrum paging a Mrs. Smith, then into cut-out of the drop, where she makes a quick change, and finishes singing “Sweet Sweeties.”
Adams and Burkino, two-man comedy novelty turn, open the bill and have almost a show of their own. They juggle clubs and hats, do some pretty fair hoop-rolling, a comedy ventriloquial bit and some laughs conjuring, with a lot of comedy paraphernalia and pantomime intermixed, getting scattered laughs throughout.
The Robbins Family closed. This act consists of father, mother and four children from three to twelve. The father and one of the youngsters open in one with some bewhiskered gags, then going into full. A double dance and a number by the other boy and sister, and then into their tumbling act, the father sitting on the back of a chair coaching the kids while the mother appears in pierrette [sic] outfit just for encouragement. The three year old child also appeared in a pierot [sic] costume and ran up and down stage playing while the act was on.
[Baird and Burns] made way for Hirschon’s Song Birds, one man and three women all in Swiss attire, the man playing a zither and the women yodeling. The act being easily encouraged, went through several numbers. Good for Chautauqua.
The third and last of the amateurs was Baird and Burns, a two-men blackface act. The boys seemed uneasy about the routine. They read their line through from a script. The act was slow and draggy and sagged in spots. For a finish they did a double dance, one as a wench.