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Barnold's dog and' monkey actors make their first Australian appearance at the Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, on. Monday. When the act was first shown to New York at Hammerstein's * a couple of years ago the wonderful acting- of Dan; the intoxicated canine, took the town by storm. An entire summer was spent at the Hammerstein Eoof Garden, and the following season the act spent the greater portion of the time at the various New. York houses. The pantomime "A Hot Time m Dogville" is played without the trained brice' being seen upon the.': stage. ■ Not once is as threatening whip displayed: or a commanding voice heard. The four-footed players go through with their parts as painstaking-, ly and as cheerfully as do their biped confreres, and they seem to, take a real deliglit m their work. The stage is set with special scenery, showing the main street of- Dogville,. \yith business houses and residences. On one side there is a sausage factory, a police station and garage, and a cafe - ancl restaurant , are j among the other prominent business places. All of the little incidents of town life are seen— from the loafer, who hangs about the saloon door' arid follows! each patron into the bar m the hope of a free* drink, to the monkey streetcleaner and a Simian policeman. There is^ an elopement, when the bold suitor is kicked out of the house because ho asks for the daughter's, hand, and a small boy loses his Teddy, bear, which is promptly, grourid , into B'ausage i-. m^ai, to be purchased by I 1 the waiter f roirt .^h^ restaurant. The climax comes when Dan staggers from the saloon wits a rolling gait, arid 'discovers that navigation is somewhat difficult, Be goes back for another drink \yith wliich tp steady himself. It has a i-everse effect, for on the '^ second- trail lie lands ingloribusly against a lamp post after falßng over the stage m the helplessness of inebriety. He is discovered by a monkey policeman, and is dragged; "over 'to the patrol, bos, where an alaitrii is sent in' ior |'the hurry-up waggtm. "lt is seen dashing, out of the . station house at break-neck speed, 'presently to arrive at the proper corner,., when Dan is hauled aboard, and the curtain falls as he enters into durance! vilo. It is claimed to bo the cleverest animal act m Ih.e world.

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THE "DRUNKEN DOG..", Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 12296, 5 November 1910

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THE "DRUNKEN DOG.." Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVII, Issue 12296, 5 November 1910

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