Coleman Goetz, the popular song writer, came next, and ran away with applause honors. He sings his own numbers, telling several original gags with an unusual style of delivery, several of these very risqué, which he might eliminate. He is assisted by a piano player who seems very amateurish.
Clifford and Bothwell came next and showed the patrons a nifty novelty. Miss Bothwell, a sweet woman with an extraordinary voice, plays the piano and sings several selections, while Clifford paints a few pictures of a rose on the back of Miss Bothwell while she plays a selection on the piano. Could not have gone much better.
Boothby and Everdeen, mostly Miss Boothby, were spotted deuce. She gave several imitations, her “movie fan” character getting the most. Mr. Everdeen is of the elongated type and partly bald-headed, assisted Miss Boothby in putting over her character studies with much credit to herself.
14 Mins.; One and Full Stage. Bob Fitzsimmons comes on for a monolog of the flowery type, telling of his early life, and some of the high lights in his history. Talk delivered with clenched fists. Telling how a football player smashed him in the nose early in life, and how, after that, he took a blacksmith apron and made gloves with which he learned to fight. He then hikes to the wings. At McVicer’s, Baron Richter, on the program, steeped out to announce a three round boxing bout between Bob and his son. Curtain goes up, Richter takes his place as timekeeper and out comes Young Fitzsimmons, pink and big and a fine figure of a man in the palest of blue tights. On comes Bob in lavender and they go to it for three rounds, with some vigor, landing on each other with right good will. Bob is always a drawing card, and curiosity to see his son, who is booked as the one who is going to come forward later and stop Jack Johnson, should make the act magnet. On the closing spot at the first show Monday night, it packed the house.
Quaker Village Follies, three girls and a man, with a very pretty set closed. The man sings several songs, having fair voice, while the girls sings, dance and make three changes in very pretty costumes. The act would have done better spotted three. Where the name “Quaker Village Follies” comes in is for the audience to find out, probably a random shot at Greenwich Village.
Chick and Tiny Harvey, using a plant of an elderly woman in the audience, who later is invited to participate in the act, received close attention. When the plant took the rostrum to do a song and dance it was easy sailing.
Vine and Temple delivered in usual style. Vine is not doing as much Hebrew stuff as he used to, but what he did proved him a showman of first water Miss Temple, a sweet-looking plump darling, won admiration on looks and ability. The team is sure-fire small time and is always welcome in this house.
Morton and Dennis, another two-man act, doing a silly clown, the other straight, sprung plenty of released gags, but have an unusual deliver and style that struck just right.
The laughing hit of the bill were Shaw and Bernard, two boys, one doing a dope and the other light Hebrew. They call their act “The Mosquito Trust,” and they certainly demoralize the poor beast. Laugh after laugh is heard throughout their routine. The member who plays the dope has a beautiful, melodious baritone voice, and was forced to sing an encore.
Daisy and Wilson open the show in excellent ring gymnastics. The female member shows remarkable strength in her jaw when she whirls her partner from a trapeze, holding him by an attachment to his belt. This act is good enough to open any two-a-day bill.