Tony Pastor's Opera House
Variety / Vaudeville
3 May 2020
Identifies Poole as the author of Yankee Official.
General complaint in a column of “Musical Gossip”: “‘Shoo fly,’ the popular minstrel song of the day, is the most stupid and idiotic of musical and verbal twaddle; but it has caught the public ear to a marvellous [sic] extent.”
“Jennie Benson, having returned from her Pittsburgh engagement, re-opens at Tony Pastor’s Opera House this evening. William Sparkes, a strong man, also commences there. Prof. Blume, magician, does a number of feats in magic, and Nelse Seymour and Frank Kearns appear in the new material sensation of ‘Shoo Fly.’ Poole has done up a drama which he calls ‘The Yankee Official’ for the afterpiece.”
“…Jennie Benson met with a cordial welcome on her re-appearance on the 6th inst. in her clog dancing and Irish songs and dances… Charles E. Collins is an excellent representative of old men characters, his make-up and singing well deserving the many encores he receives.”