14 Mins One. Man and pretty girl coupled. He handles the piano, saxophone and clarinet in accompanying. The girl is a good characterist and looks fine in two flashly costumes. The opening finds her soloing about her partner’s lateness and susceptibility for the fair sex. He enters and they go into a double, “I’ll Tell the World.” He answers with “wise cracks,” building it up into a good number. “He’s So Good To Me” is her next and it’s excess. Following a piano solo she appears in a classy short-skirted costume and sings some jazzy numbers while he accompanies on the clarinet. It’s big time, with a little change of material.
The wife in this case is Mlle. Heloise who appeared earlier in the afternoon. They do a double horizontal bar act which introduces the bounding net. They are both excellent bar per formers [sic]. Wilson, I believe, being the originator of this rubber net business. The woman is fully as good as her husband and does about as good an act on the bars as she does on the trapeze. It is a first class turn. 10 minutes, full stage.
Black face comedian. Charlie had a very hard place on the bill, following everybody else, but, as usual, his peculiar methods reached the audience at once and he created lots of laughter and received lots of applause. 12 minutes in one.
These people have introduced another new act this visit entitled “The New Depot,” and it is at least on par with if not better than any of his former efforts. He is certainly the peer of all sketch writers and can always be relied upon the please the audience with any act that he may produce. 25 minutes, full stage.
Miss Couthoui has a new act this trip in which she introduces something more on the order of a soliquy [sic] than a monologue. She introduces her imitations as usual, in which she was always artistic, and closes with a bit of pathos which, while not especially convincing, nevertheless seemed to strike the audience this afternoon as very good. It is not a big act by any means, but I do not think that she is quite so coarse as she has been in some of her former efforts. 19 minutes, full stage.
In a trapeze act, or rather it might be termed an act on a swinging bar as it is suspended from standards in the center of the stage. I think it is about the cleverest act of this kind that I have ever seen done by this woman. She is a bundle of nerves, and from the moment she strikes the stage until she finishes her act she is constantly in motion. Her tricks are all cleverly performed and are characterized by the grace which always distinguishes one of these foreign performers. 8 minutes, full stage.
This lady opens her act with a song and a little dancing, introducing high kicking. She then strips to tights and does about as clever an act of contortion I have seen in many a day. She is inclined to think that she can do her act just as well in a short dress as in tights, but I am a little doubtful about it. She is going to try it to-night. Whichever way it goes, however, it is a thoroughly all right act. 11 minutes in one.
I was very agreeably surprised in this act after the report from the Bijou last week, for it went extremely well here and got lots of laughs. It is written around the old idea of mistaken identity, but the three people in the cast all did their work cleverly and I consider it a very acceptable offering. 21 minutes, full stage.
Double juggling specialty. This is the original Breen of Derenda and Breen, and in connection with his wife he has put together a very clever act. He has quite a strong vein of comedy, and while there is nothing especially startling about his juggling work, it is all good and they do a very satisfactory turn. 12 minutes, open full stage and close with about three minutes in one.
A man, a woman, and a little girl in a singing and dancing act. The singing does not amount to a great deal, but they are good dressers and good dancers. The man and the little girl bring especially good in their line. It is a very satisfactory 3-show-a-day act. 15 minutes, open full stage and close with about three minutes in one.