Ramona, Corona and Los Angeles parlors of the Native Sons, assisted by Esperanza and parlors of the Native Daughters, will give a minstrel and vaudeville entertainment at Elks Hall on Friday evening, October 29.
It has been the custom of the Native Sons to hold an annual celebration on Admission Day. This year it was postponed on account of the assassination of President McKinley, and the coming entertainment will be given in its stead.
The . . . program as outlined consists of a minstrel performance given exclusively by talent from the three local Native Sons parlors, to be followed by a vaudeville program, in which professional talent will be assisted by a Native Daughter quartet from Los Angeles parlor, composed of Misses Dolly Schmidt, Anna Stoermer, Amelia Roberts and Anna Green.
In the minstrel show,
- Leo V. Youngworth will act as interlocutor
- Eugene Roth, R. Barry, Adolph Ramsch and Herman Lichtenberger will pose as vocal soloists
- Bert Smith and George McKeeby have been named as prospective tambourine artists
- Henry Lelande and A.C. Little will manipulate the bones.
Walter Wagner and George Knowlton, two of the grand trustees, have promised to be in attendance, and a cordial invitation has been extended to George L. Coombs, grand president of the order, to come down and deliver an address.
When here last spring, the grand president said,
I am going to devote my especial attention to building up the southern
parlors, and any time you boys need me in your business, just send for me and Ill come down.
The consensus . . . seems to be that the coming entertainment will present an auspicious occasion [for receiving him].. . .
The members of Esperanza and Los Angeles parlors of the Native Daughters are of the opinion that the evenings entertainment will be enhanced by refreshments and dancing and have promised to prepare a suitable collation and provide partners for the boys after the vaudeville performance is over.
From the enthusiastic manner in which the local parlors are taking hold of the matter, the entertainment should be a grand success.