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Figure Adelbert Mills Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure ADELBERT MILLS IMPERSONATOR & ENTERTAINER Character Studies from Life Figure Figure Figure Figure Figure Studies in Expression Figure Figure Figure Announcement THE Management takes pleasure in presenting MR. MILLS. As an entertainer he has gained a high place, and today stands in the very front ranks among the impersonators of this country. His work is full of those delicate touches which mark the work of the true artist. He more than amuses, he convulses; he more than interests, he delights and fascinates. His programs consist of Monologues, Impersonations, Dialect Stories and Readings from popular authors, and it is with unqualified assurance and the strongest guarantee of excellence that Mr. Mills is again offered to the public. He possesses great dramatic ability, coupled with that indefinable something we call personal magnetism. He delights in depicting quaint and homely characters from life. His power over his auditors is the best proof of his skill, and the fact that he returns time and again to entertain in the same place, evinces his popularity. Mr. Adelbert Mills, impersonator and entertainer, gave one of his interesting recitals at the K. of P. Hall on Friday evening. Mr. Mills delighted his hearers from beginning to end.— Wheeling (W. Va.) News. Repeated Encores Speak Volumes Although the attendance at Cornhill M. E. Church last evening was large, it was not as large as the high-class entertainment warranted. Mr. Mills was the bright star on the program, and was well received. He was called upon for encores after every selection, which fact speaks volumes.— Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester, N. Y. Adelbert Mills is too well known to need praise and too good to deserve criticism. His impersonations must be seen to be appreciated.— The Jamestown Morning Post, Jamestown, N. Y. A No. 1 Adelbert Mills entertained his audience last night at the M. E. Church, highly. As an impersonator and reader he is A1. He only needs to be seen and heard to be enjoyed.— Evening Times, Cumberland, Md. An Enjoyable Affair A large and enthusiastic audience was present last evening at the Presbyterian Church to hear Adelbert Mills, the great impersonator and reader. The ladies of the Christian Endeavor were very fortunate in securing him, and those who were present last evening will long remember it as being one of the most pleasant evenings they ever spent.— The Parkersburg Sentinel, Parkersburg, W. Va. TESTIMONIALS AND PRESS NOTICES Adelbert Mills, Entertainer ADELBERT MILLS IS AN UNUSUAL ENTERTAINER Adelbert Mills appeared at the Burns theater last night in the Y. M. C. A. Star course, and for two hours delightfully entertained a large audience. It was one of the most satisfactory numbers in the winter series. Mr. Mills is an impersonator and reader, but so vastly different from the mere reciter and elocutionist who commonly makes use of the term, as to quite give it a different meaning. Never leaving the stage, merely turning occasionally to fit a wig or pair of spectacles, he holds the interest through a long and varied program. Mr. Mills is particularly strong in Irish and Swedish imitations, and keeps the crowd laughing. The most tender bit that he essayed, playing on the sympathies, was Whispering Bill. His James Whitcomb Riley numbers were all well given. In fact, in personal appearance and stage method he is not unlike Riley, and an evening program of the Hoosier poet's selections as Mills could give them would be a happy choice. He should undertake it, because the Y would be glad to book him in it.— Evening Telegram, Colorado Springs. ADELBERT MILLS PLEASES AUDIENCE AT LOCAL CHURCH Adelbert Mills proved to be all that he was advertised to be in his humorous impersonations at the Methodist church last night, and he had the audience in an uproar during the most of the evening. He goes about his work with ease, and puts the real touches in it that makes it appeal to your funny bone. Whispering Jim, The Dude's Soliloquy, and his impersonations of a Methodist minister probably were as much enjoyed as any of the numbers in his program. When he gave Bill's in Trouble the audience was already to burst into tears until at the very last of the reading, the whole situation was switched into the ridiculous and the audience was thrown into a fit of laughter. His Riley impersonations were very much enjoyed. The Epworth League course thus far has proved to be a big success.— Cripple Creek Times. Those who attended the entertainment given by Adelbert Mills one night last week were all of the opinion that they received more than their money's worth. The program, which consisted of character impersonations, was rendered exceedingly well, and he proved to an appreciative audience that he was a master in the art he professes.— Weekly Monitor, Siebert, Cal. Adelbert Mills, the entertainer, of Denver, appeared in impersonations, monologues, dialect stories and readings at Odd Fellows hall last Tuesday night to a large and appreciative audience and kept the crowd in an uproar for two solid hours. This is the last number on the program of a series of entertainments gotten up by the DeBeque public schools, and this number was the best yet.— The New Era, DeBeque, Colo. MILLS ENTERTAINS HERE. The Epworth League gave another number of their popular lyceum course last Friday evening, the feature being Adelbert Mills, of Denver, an exceptionally fine impersonator and entertainer. The program was classy and well selected. A large audience was present, which was kept in an uproar of laugh er about four-fourths of the time.— The Carpenter Record, Carpenter, Wyo. IMPERSONATOR AND READER GAVE EXCELLENT PROGRAM The Christian Endeavor society of the Congregational church gave another of their very popular summer entertainments last evening, the feature being Adelbert Mills, of Denver, impersonator and entertainer. There was a large attendance. The program was high class, Mr. Mills having great ability. He kept his audience in an uproar of laughter with good, wholesome fun for an hour or more, and the gathering went home in good spirits, feeling that the evening had been pleasantly spent. This is Mr. Mills' second appearance in Manitou, and the society will be glad to give him another date when he makes up his slate for next year.— Manitou Daily Journal. ADDITIONAL TESTIMONIALS AND PRESS NOTICES DENVER Y. M. C. A. Mr. Mills has appeared on several occasions at entertainments and social affairs given under the auspices of the Denver Young Men's Christian Association to our great delight and satisfaction. We gladly recommend him as an artist in his line. L. L. RADFORD, Assistant Secretary. UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO Extension Division To Whom It May Concern: Mr. F. A. Mills was on our musical and lecture course last year and gave very general satisfaction. His impersonations were well received, and in all places the audience was enthusiastic. Our personal relations with him were also all that could be desired. Yours truly, LOREN D. OSBORN, BARNES COMMERCIAL SCHOOL Denver, Colo. To Whom It May Concern: I take pleasure in adding my testimony to the sterling worth of Mr. Adelbert Mills. As an entertainer he has appeared before our school many times, and always to our great pleasure and delight. His impersonations are always true, and his skill as a reader is unquestionable. We believe that any audience will be pleased with his entertainment. Very respectfully submitted, E. C. BARNES. THE WALDO CITY SCHOOLS Waldo, Kansas To Whom It May Concern: Mr. Adelbert Mills gave a masterful program here last night. He is not a make-up artist, in that he does not use grease paint, but depends entirely on facial expression, assisted in some instances by wig and beard. His characters genuine. He showed himself an artist by the use of a few character sketches in which he became several different persons by the use of facial expression alone. Mr. Mills is also gifted with an unusually pleasing voice, of which he has absolute control. We would be glad to give Mr. Mills a return date and can assure him that he would be greeted by a larger audience than the one that attended last night. Respectfully, PROF. C. L. KING. CENTRAL BUSINESS COLLEGE Denver, Colo. To Whom It May Concern: Prof. F. A. Mills has recently appeared before our student body as an entertainer and we are pleased to certify to his efficiency and success in this work. Mr. Mills has appeared before our student body on several occasions and has always been received with appreciation. As a comic speaker he has few equals, and we are pleased to testify in his behalf. Yours truly, E. A. VAN GUNDY, President. MODERN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Denver, Colo. Mr. Mills has been before our school on two different occasions, and has given us clean, wholesome entertainment. If you enjoy a good laugh, pure fun without a suggestion of evil, you will surely appreciate Mr. Mills. It is a real pleasure to me to speak a word in appreciation of his work. LILLIE La MUNYON, Vice-President. SAN ACACIO PUBLIC SCHOOLS San Acacio, Colo. Mr. Adelbert Mills, Denver, Colo. My Dear Mr. Mills: I want you to know how very much we enjoyed and appreciated your work last evening in the hour and more of character impersonations and readings in dialect you gave for us. I had the privilege of mingling with the audience after the evening was concluded, and on every side I heard nothing but the very highest expressions of pleasure and approval, and the desire expressed that you might come again. I also wish to thank you for your kindness in giving such a treat to the children of the school. I sincerely hope that next year I may have the privilege of listening to you again, in a second engagement in San Acacio. Yours very sincerely, PROF. F. W. BEIDLER. LITTLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS Littleton, Colo. I regard Mr. F. A. Mills as among the very best platform entertainers in the country. His character impersonations, without the use of grease paints, are convincing and delightful. His programs are high class, and varied. He is worthy of a place on any lyceum course. PROF. JOHN I. COCHRAN, Superintendent. of Schools.
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