Baltimore, May 9-- Bob Slavin, the popular comedian who has for four months been seriously ill at his home in this city was today tendered a benefit, at which his company and numerous volunteers appeared. Mr. Slavin did his act for the first time since his illness, and was warmly received. Orders for seats were received from nearly every theatrical manager in the country. Nat Goodwin and Charlie Sheffer, Slavin's old partners, send sympathetic letters inclosing checks, and representatives were present from Hartford, Norfolk, Baltimore, and other lodges of the B.P.O. Elks. The benefit was quite a success financially.
New York (New York) Times, May 10, 1888.