11 Mins.; One. George L. Moreland announces he will answer any question on baseball since 1846. Three-fifths of the act is devoted to still pictures of baseball of other years, with some photos of prominent people connected with it. The remaining time is submitted to the audience for questions. Monday night at Hammerstein’s but two important questions were put: the first, how much does Christy Matheworn get? Mr. Moreland answered the amount had not been announced, but it was supposed to be $15,000. The next was which team would win the world’s series. He replied that is not yet a record, but in past history of baseball, the Bostons had never lost a world series they contested for. In a gathering of baseball fans, Mr. Moreland would come in handy and be enjoyed. An elderly man, who not doubt had stored up a world of records and statistics, his turn is not a vaudeville one, and not for vaudeville, in or out of the baseball season. If he continues to entertain the public in this way, on the variety stage, he should employ plans to be certain of comedy on the questions at each show.
Illustrated lecture on Russia. Dr. Bowker is always a welcome visitor to Providence and this time appeared more so. He has a very interesting talk on a timely topic, very interesting talk on a timely topic, which held the audience in close attention and he was rewarded at the finish with a heavy outburst of applause. This morning’s paper praised him and I talked with a number of people last night and this morning who particularly mentioned him as a pleasing feature of last night’s program. I would advise any manager to play him.
Works in one with slides illustrating scenes in waring [sic] Europe with a leature [sic] on same. 15 min. Went good.
20 minutes f.s. This is in a measure a local feature and for that reason especially valuable to us. La Grande Pandore is a huge doll on which are placed dresses of the time of Louis XIVth, with a very interesting talk. It has been exhibited in the London and Paris drawing rooms, and is very much of a departure in vaudeville. This afternoon it went first rate, each of the changes of costume getting a good hand. In fact, it received much better than we had hoped for.
In an illustrated talk on animals. I consider this a very interesting number which our auidences received with close attention, after which she was given strong applause at the finish, enough to bring her back for a genuine, legitimate bow. I consider acts of this kind a real acquisition to play occasionally and a relief from the eternal jazz and slap stick which seem to permeate the shows given now-a-days. She may not draw a dollar, but she adds a tone of refinement and pleases a very large element of our patrons. Moreover, she lends herself to high grade publicity as she will spear here before some of our exclusive clubs and is being tendered a luncheon which will be attended by some of our leading social lights. The act ran 23 minutes in one.
23 minutes in one. Captain Duquesne is the author of articles in Hamptons magazine, “Hunting Ahead of Roosevelt in Africa.” He advocated the hippopotamus as food for Americans. We got considerable publicity out of it and the act to-day consisted of moving pictures showing wild game in Africa. Some of the picture are the best we have ever had in the theatre. Duquesne has a rather interesting personality, and is a good talker. This afternoon made quite an impression, getting a big hand at the close.
GYH. In a new Travelogue called “Contrasts”. I was called to the long-distance ‘phone during the time he was on, but from what I can hear from those of our people who saw him he is decidedly inferior in his work as compared with his former visits. I should judge it was his choice of subjects as much as anything, and his attempts at humor, I am told, were very feeble. 15 minutes in one.
Man in military dress opens with an illustrated talk on Mexico showing scenes of the war situation. Goes to full stage making pretty pictures with colored sand. 14 minutes, full stage.
On at 2.52, 19 min, in 1. Scored very strongly today. The pictures are simply marvellous [sic]. If Mrs. Kemp possessed one-half the ability as a lecturer that her husband has as an illustrator, it would add greatly to the strength of the act. However, in its present condition it scored an emphatic hit.
His well known travelogue, ‘The Philippines and Japan Today.’ Students of recent history and modern politics, a large number of whom comprises our audiences, enjoy this illustrated lecture very much. In one.