Sullivan: "I know I ain't no actor" 9Jan1892
lolm I.. Draws. The largest audience that has ever been inside the Vancouver Opera House assembled to see John L. Sullivan ill Honest Hearts and Willing Hands, on Friday evening. Duncan 11. Harrison, F.sther Lyons and Geo. Rryant, who was a favorite here with the Imperial Stock Company, did good work. Sullivan is not an actor, but he appeared to better advantage because the part was built to lit him, instead of his being required to fit it. What ho was called on to do was to represent a blacksmith and the boss slugger of the village. An effort was made to get him to come out and make a speech, but remembering his experience in 'Frisco he refrained from indulging. A quotation from hia speech in San Francisco fits here admirably : "I know I ain't no actor, but I gets do money just de same. See!" The audience, w hilst the hirgest ever gathered in a building in Vancouver, was also orderly.