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The Princess's Theatre was packed to the doors last evening, when the first change of programme was given by the above company. ' Come, buy my flowers,' by Miss Tessie Cleveland ; a new and original medley, by Miss Priscilla Verne (who acted as interlocutrix) ; ' The song that reached my heart,' by Miss Lillie Warren; and a pretty waltz song ' Moonlight at Rullarney,' by Miss Connie Devereux, were favorably recfiived. A comic song, entitled • What is it ?' which was sung in character by C. G. Colly er, was encored ; while Charles Hugo's peculiar oddity, a humorous song, entitled ' The maid and the magpie,' created roars of laughter. The finale, a sketch called ' Our brave defenders,' in which Messrs C. Hugo, Dan Tracey, and Will Hugo appeared and created muoh amusement, concluded the first part of the programme. In the second portion no less than eleven items, comprising musical—instrumental and vocal —sketches, songs and dances, were given. Miss Verne and MrD. Tracey were entertaining in a laughable Irish sketch, 'The O'Donoghues at home' ; Miss Connie Devereux and Mr D. Skeats gave a firstclass representation of the pleasing musical duet, ' The singing lesson '; Miss Priscilla Verne was loudly applauded for her seriocomic songs, ' A funny little way I've got,' ' The same good fellows,' and others; while Mr C. Hugo fairly convulsed the audience with hia comicalities in the sketches 'Brown Pants' and 'A Bachelor's Troubles,' in the latter being ably seconded by his brother. Messrs Godfrey and Collyer contributed a duet on the banjo and whistles, and the Australian Tom Thumb gave an exhibition of slack wire walking, one of the features of his performance being the carrying on his back of a boy while the performer was walking backwards and forwards. Alf Wadley danced a clog dance, which was followed by an entertaining nautical sketch, in which Misses Verne and Devereux sang solos and duets and danced in excellent style. Misses Tessie Cleveland and Lillie Warren were applauded for their pleasing duet' In the dusk of the twilight,' and the performance concluded with a farce ' The Darktown Robbers,' in which the Brothers Hugo, as Hush and Bluster, and Tom Thumb as Pete Simpkin, oreated roars of laughter by their peculiar antics and funny sayings. The same bill of fare will be repeated this evening.

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THE BUFFALO MINSTRELS., Evening Star, Issue 7968, 25 July 1889

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THE BUFFALO MINSTRELS. Evening Star, Issue 7968, 25 July 1889