THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY Monday, March 15th, 1909, for Six Nights Only, No The Cirl Who Lost Her Character By Walter Melville, Author of the Worst Woman in London," A Girl's Cross Roads," &c. Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Perhaps the greatest attraction at the Mid-Rhondda 11 Palais de Plaisir this week is the splendid film illustrating the 20-round fight between Jimmy Britt and Johnny Summers at the National Sporting Club, London, on February 22nd. Every phase of the famous fight is clearly por- trayed, and the interestâ€”where both men were evidently so evenly matchedâ€”is sus- tained right up to the very end. Another celebrated pictureâ€”the first of a weekly s,orier-is that recording the" Adventures of Nick Carter." All who have read this famous story will know what to expect, and the first instalment this week is a "tour de force of dramatic interest. Chief among the variety turns is a one act sketch, A Daughter of the Revo- lution," presented by Miss Georgette Thierry and her talented company. This playlet is based upon an episode in the French Revolution of 1793, and Miss Thierry, together with Mr. Bernard Liell and Messrs. Thompson and Avery, do not fail to do the piece justice. Dramatic art of a high standard is reached, which can- not truthfully be said of all such repre- sentations on the variety stage nowadays. Will Punch, the tramp juggler, is another interesting importation; indeed, were all the nomadic fraternity so gifted as Will, a great joy would have been lent to our humdrum existence. Miss Ken Ware is a lady with a decided eye for the striking in costume, and sings a song with a peculiar guttural that hooks one like a fishing tackle. Fred Dice, a capable comedian and dancer; and George Rae, a Scotchman brimming over with charac- teristics of his canny brethren, complete a splendid programme.
Tivoli, Pentre. The chief attraction this week is the cinematograph reproduction of _the Burns and Johnson fight. The screen is occu- pied for an hour with these pictures, but it is an hour which passes very quickly, The pictures are very clear and distinct, and, next to actuality, this is the best method of seeing one of the greatest fights of recent times, The great physical difference between the black and white contestants is very evident, as is also the fact that Johnson was much the better fighter. The Five Vernons have a big reputation as xylophone players, and they succeed in winning applause for their ex- cellent music. This turn is really musical, than which no higher praise need be fiven. The celebrated Faludy Troupe of [unearian acrobats consists of very clever exponents, their speciality being jumping and balancing. Another very good item is that contributed by the Paul Kramer Troupe, who are, individually and collec- tively, at home on the swinging trapeze. Some of the head balancing of Paull Kramer is exceedingly clever and original, as well as neat and artistic. Miss Mai-tha Kramer ha? a good claim to the title of I the world's greatest lady gymnast; she is. perhaps, the best lady gymnast yet seen in our locality. Her feat of sup- porting four men and one girl is by no means an easy task. Included in this troupe is Indiana, a very flexible and gymnastic young lady, who also deserves a share of the praise. The Three Calbas are very funny but clever acrobats; their item on the programme is not far from being the best appreciated. Albert St. Clair, who possesses two voices, gives satisfaction in a good programme.
Opera House, Treherbert. At the above popular1 playhouse this week, the production of The Empty Cradle" by Messrs. Battersby and Forbes' company is proving a great attrac- tion, in spite of the cold and severe weather. The play abounds with pathos, and a great intensity is sustained through- out. The human story is very coherently told, and the lesson is a great one which tends to draw us closer together in the bonds of love and. home. The splendid caste of first-class artistes bring out the strong points of the piece in good profes- sional style. "Ida. Boswell" is played by Miss Nancy Battersby with telling effect. Her lamentation over the loss of her child â€”in some parts of the play especiallyâ€” is most pitiful and heart-rending. Laugh- ter always resounds in the theatre when Sarah Puddicombe (Miss Marion Mayne) is before the footlights. No single part is lacking in making this play 0116 of great heart interest. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, The Balls of Old York" will be prison-bed by Miiis Rose Mon- criefFs company. This is a good pro- duction, which gives the life story of a wronged mother and her soldier son. For the remainder of the week. Onera House patrons will have a special show of Messrs. Poole's singing and talking pictures.
New Theatre, .C3..dar. "The Christian." There will be an especially attractive programme at the above t,hetre, com- mencing Monday next for six n'jryht" ordv with matinee on Saturday at 2 o'HncV, when Mr. Wentworth Croke will pre<=o"t that celebrated play, The Christian," the new version by Hall Caine, coming direct from the Lyceum and Shaftesbury Theatres, with all new scenery, dresses and effects, and produced on exactly the same lavish scale. It will indeed be a great attraction. Mr Croke has spared no expense and has engaged a powerful London company. The caste will include the following well-known Loiidoit-artistes: -â€”-Mr. Roy Redgrave, the well-known leading actor, will plav "John Storm"; Mr. Wilfred Nov will be seen in his old part of "Drake" Mr. Herbert Hewet- son, who made such a success as Oscar Stephenson" in The Prodigal Son," will play" Lord Robert lire Mr. T. Barry will play Father Lampluoli Miss Cora Deane will be the Polly Love Mrs. Harriet Russell, the well-known character actress, will play Mother Kent Miss Stella Campbell, the child actress, will take the part of <r Jenny and Miss Daisy Scudamore will play Glory Quayle." Seats may now be booked.
Pentre. A fairly good number of old students was present at the first of a series of meetings held at the Pentre Higher Grade School on Wednesday last. The lady vice- president of the Association, Miss Maud Davieis, Bi ynheulog, Pent re. was voted to the chair, and elie .discharged her duties in an excellent manner, express- ing regret at the absence of one of the secretaries, Mr. Royall, owing to illness. Mr. Llewellyn Jones (headmaster) read an excellent paper upon The Influence of Occupation upon Character." The sub- ject was very comprehensive, but the lec- turer succeeded in covering a, large pro- portion of the subject, incidentally touch- ing upon the aim of educationâ€”to raise every man and woman to such a, level that the best possible work would be done by each in perfect happiness and contentment. Following the paper there was open discussion, in which, Messrs. J. T. Short, W. A. Morris, E. T. Parfitt, C. Austin, Abel Jones and D. Thomas took part; while the address was also criticised and praised by the following ladies:â€”Miss Gertie Rees and Miss Beachey. Votes of thanks were given to Mr. Jones for his paper, and to Miss Da vies for so ably presiding. A serious outbreak of fire occurred on Saturday morning at the stable and warehouse of Mr. A. M. Lloyd, grocer, just opposite St. Peter's Church. In spite of the climatic conditions and the early hour, the local Fire Brigade appeared very promptly. The fire was prevented from spreading, but considerable damage was done. We understand that the pre- mises were insured. -+- We have recently witnessed a number of accidents, such as the derailment of the cars. Such accidents occurred twice last week near Messrs. Hodges' premises, while on Sunday afternoon there was another similar accident opposite Messrs. Price's grocery stores. A large crowd soon assembled, but the suspension of traffic was very short-the aid of another electric car being sufficient to restore the car to the rails again. We trust that such accidents will be very few in the future, â€”â€” We much regret the death of Mrs. Jones, Clytha House, Albert Street, Pentre, who has resided in this locality for about twelve months. The deceased lady passed away on Friday, after a brief but painful illness. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Jones, wife of Mr. David Jones, organist at St. Peter's Pentre, with whom the deceased now lived. For many years the deceased had lived in Llanboidy, her late husband being vfirtnr of that nnrish. The funeral took place on Wednesday, burial taking place at Llanboidy Churchyard. The corpse was conveyed by an early train leaving Treorc-hy at about 8 o'clock. Wo regret having to record the death of another old resident, which took place last Tuesday, in Mr. John Davies, 56, Queen Street, who had been ailing for a long time. The deceased was buried on Monday at Treorchy Cemetery, the Rev. J. J. Williams, pastor of Siloh, where deceased was a member, officiating at the house and graveside. The many friends of Alderman E. H. Davies will be sorry to hear of his pre- sent ill-health, a.nd wish him a speedy but certain recovery. Mr. Davies was confined to his house for several day? during the last week, a very rare occur- rence in the history of a gentleman who devotes practically the whole of his time and energy to the fulfilment of public duties. The Wesleyan Ohoir sat down to an enjoyable supper on Friday evening. Mr. Woodward, as usual, proved an efficient chairman for the evening, and success is due chiefly to his efforts, as well as those of the secretary, Mr. Smith.
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Wpestllng at Maesteg. Keen Contests. Under the auspices of the Maesteg Health and Strength League, a. wrestling tournament was held at the Town Hall, Maesteg, on Monday and Tuesday last, being the first of its kind held in the district. Mr. Edgar Jones, of Newport (featherweight champion wrestler of Wales, and a pupil of the well-known Councillor Peter Wright), acted as referee, and Mr. D. J. Griffiths, M.E., officiated as timekeeper. The prizes were as fol- lows :â€”Featherweight, 1st prize, cham- pionship cup; 2nd, silver medal (pre- sented by Mr. D. Davies, jeweller, Maes- teg). Light-weights, 1st prize, champion- ship cup; 2nd, silver medal (presented by "Mirror of Life"). Middle-weights, 1st prize, championship enl): 2nd, silver medal (presented by Health and Strength "'). All the best of local talent availed themselves of this opportunity of testing their skill, and some very clever bouts were seen, especially in the feather- ()W, weights. The following won their heats in the first round on Monday night: â€” Featherweights: First heat, John Davies beat John Rickards; second heat, J. T. Harris beat W. J. Dupplaw; third heat, Edwin Richards beat W. F. John; fourth heat, John Waters beat Geo. Rickard; fifth heat, H. Perkins beat Harold W. Thomas; sixth heat, J. Ooombs beat E. Lloyd. Light-weights: First heat, Chas. Thomas beat E. W. Collins; second heat, Fred Thomas beat D. J. Davies; third heat, Daniel l-Iely beat John Casey; fourth heat, R. A. Brewster beat Norman Jones. Middle-weights: First heat, R. Watkins beat T. Morgan; Watkins secured this fall owing to his very un- luckily throwing Morgans with the flying mare," which stunned Morgans as soon as his head came. in contact with the mat, and had to be carried off the stage; second heat, Jack Richards beat Caradoc Jones; third heat, C. B. Thomas beat Wm. Morgan. This completed the first round. P.S. Stephen Thomas then delighted the immense audience with an exhibition of club swinging, which was greatly appreciated. The next item on the programme was an exhibition of weight-lifting by Mr. Tommy Morgans. but owing to the very unfortunate acci- dent which befell him in the first heat of the middle-weights, he had to forego this, but he heroically consented to give an exhibition of wrestling with Mr. Edwin Richards, of Caeraut, which was received with great applause by the audience. This concluded Monday's pro- gramme. So great a success were the proceed- ings of Monday that, when the curtain was rung up, the spacious hall was crowded out on Tuesday night. The following are the results: â€”Feather- weights: Second i,otitid-fit-st heat, John Davies beat H. Perkins; second heat, J T. Harris beat John Waters; bye, Edwin Richards; semi-final, Edwin Rich- ards beat John Daves; bye, J. T. Harris; final, J. T. Harris beat Edwin Richards. The winners of the prizes being Cham- pion cup, J. T. Harris.; silver medal, Edwin Richards. Light-weightsâ€”second round: First heat, Fred Thomas beat Charles Thomas; second heat, Dan Hely beat R. A. Brewster; final, Fred Thomas beat Dan Hely. Champion cup winner, Fred Thomas; medal, D. Hely. Middle- weightsâ€”semi-final, R. Watkins beat C. B. Thomas; bye, J. Richards; final: this was the finest event of all the entries, Watkins and Richards wrestling for 22 minutes without a fall, Richards even- tually winning the champion cup, and vYatlins. thai silver medal. lVIl' Jones again officiated as referee, and Mr. D. J. Griffiths as timekeeper. During inter- vals, Mr. Tommy Morgan gave an ex- hibition of weight-lifting, which was highly appreciated by the audience, and also posed in various positions. Morgans is undoubtedly one of the finest developed youiig men in Wales, and his numerous poses fairly took the assembly htr storm. Mr. Charles B. Thomas also gave an ex- cellent display with Indian clubs. The greatest feature of the whole programme was an exhibition wrestling match be- tween Mr. E'. G. Jones, featherweight champion of Wales, and Mr. Tommy Morgans, the well-known South Wales wrestler. Both wrestlers are experts, and their marvellous display brought forth rounds of applause from the vast audi- ence. Mr. Jones afterwards, in well- chosen remarks, presented the various prizes. The immense success of the undertaking speaks columns for the ex- cellent organisation of the whole pro- gramme, especially seeing the undertakers are a small cld) of only about six months' standing.
Medical Lecture at Tonypandy. Alcohol and the Human Body. On Tuesday last, at Ebenezer Chapel, Dr. Arthur Jones, of Tonypandy, delivered an exceptionally instructive lecture on Alcohol and the Human Body," to a crowded audience. The lecture was free and was profusely illustrated by excellent lantern slides shewing the deteriorative effects of alcohol on the brain, heart, stomach, liver, &c.. and the doctor was much eulogised for the able way in which he simplified his explanations to the understanding of tlie audience. The lec- ture was supplemented with life-like nhotcs of Messrs. Lloyd George and H. H. Asquith, and Lord Lansdowne, fol- lowed by a beautiful set representing The White City." The Rev. E. Richards occupied the chair, whilst Mr. H. Quaint, Tonypandy, led the Tour through the White City." Master John Quaint ably manipulated the lantern.
WE"LL HAVE A I,OOK AT HIM.' So next morning Birkett and the young fel- low came over to breakfast with me, and he told his story. It was impossible to be in his com- pany five minutes without knowing that he was of gentleman stock, and after he was gone I said to Birkett. Let him have the passage. If he pays it will be all right, and if he don t it will be only another plate of sole on the table during the voyage, and the owners need not know any- thing about it; Birkett took my word and Jet the young fellow come aboard. The authorities at Rio were very strict at the time, and it was necessary for everyone leaving the city to lia-ve a passport. Tichborne, owing money all aoout, could not, of course, get his passport, ard we had to smuggle him aboard. He came off in a boat the night before, and when tho CaStOm- house officers were within sight next day, for the last look round, we put him down in a hole in the cabin floor, under the table. The Custom- house officer came aboard, mustered the crew, III.TlÃ©] fOHnd fcham I A else aboard. Captain Birkettl Ea.vs he. 'No,' says tfirkect; 'but come clown in the cabin and take a cup 01 coffee before you go.' The officer came down Â¡ and sat at the table with his feet on the plank which covered young Tichborne. When lie had finished his coffee ho and I put oft. The Beiis I, made sail. and I never saw or hcÃ¥rd anything 3bout the ship till a few days later a bit 0) \,tern and a portion of the poop floated ashore, II and told us she had foundered. this blackguard (the Claimant) was exammed m pri- vate for the first time, five or six years ago, he knew nothing at all of this. He tried to get out I of it by saying he was drunk when ho went aboard", and remained in his cabin in a state of delirium tremens up to the time of the wreck, Tichborne being, as I well knew, as sober as J am this minute."
:9 Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES CO., LIMITED Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE â€” Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER JBYNORTH mw:aoo COCA, :igh:Iy 8-50 and g, First Performance between 6.50 and 9. Second Performance between 9 and 11. Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each house. Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performance. Monday, March 15th, and during the weekâ€” Secured at Great Cost, ARTHUR WATSON, MASSONA, The Great Comedy Juggler. 1LO STANLEY, and their Troupe of Comical Comedians, present bb their side-splitting, Musical Comedy Sketchâ€” TJTifinra ur T -rr\rnm â€¢ -n c -i o- HUGHES AND ELLIOTT, M a Refined Smomg ANA The Cruise of H.M.S. Victory Dancing Act. MONA GARBICK, the Clever Impersonator. ELTON AND ELMA, in their Great Knockabout Triple 1 Bar Act. THE PALASCOPE, in a Grand Series of Up-to-date Films Wp^lclv GEORGINA LENO, Refined Comedienne, Daughter of y' the late Dan Leno. OI-.I1TJER CONROY, MIKE GRAY, Comedy Juggler and his Dog" Dooley." One of your Favourite Comedians. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces. I Conductorâ€”Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 11- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY & PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d.)i Early Doors, 6-30 and 8-40. Ordinary Doors Open at 6-40 and 8-50. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge. HIPPO DBOM E1 TONYPANDY. 7 Monday, March 15, 1909, and during the Week ft [ TWICE KTIO!3[^JL.ir. WILL STONE"S ELEGTRIG BIOSCOPE FIGHT FOR HONOUR, a Stirring Dramatic Picture. THE DOG CAME BACK, a Very Funny Picture. MANNERS & CUSTOMS in BURMAH, a wonderfully Interesting Picture. A BIRD OF FREEDOM, a Splendid Subject. MOONLIGHT DREAM, the Latest Coloured Picture. SeconJ Edition-NICK CARTER. HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA. sPeciaiEâ€ž|agoâ€ž,=ut 4 Musical Watsons 4 In their New Comedy Musical and Vocal Act. GLO. HYATT, Society Juggler. LEA & LOYELL, The Well-known American Song Illustrators. Th ZSJESMJLS Triple Bar Comedians. Ferris & Farnley, Comedians. I Next Weekâ€”JOHN LLOYD'S Gondolier Glee Singers. Look Out for TED & MAY HOPKINS, the Great Welsh Comedy Couple. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. ViI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POO"* Acting Manager â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ â€¢ ^r* JAMES GUNN 6.50 & 9. Twice Nightly. 6.50 & 9 Monday, March 15, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Elaborate Production by LUIS HARDT, The Mighty Atom," and Original Boy Samson," of a New Scemt, entitledâ€” FLIGHTS OF IMAGINATION In which Luis Hardt, as in a dream, shows how he emulated the Great Sandow. Special I Scenery and Effects. A New and Original way of introducing Feats of Strength. VIOLET BEATRICE, the Dainty Boy Impersonator. MATT WILKINSON & Co., in Screaming Comedy Act, "On the Flip Flap." TEXAS HATTIE, American's Greatest Tight Hope Artiste. BARNEY VOX, in his Ventriloquial Act, "Fun Outside Cassidy's Cabin." MAXFORD & O'NEILL, Patter Comedians whose one aim is at the Target of Laughte THE TIGER LILY, the Wonderful Dancing Acrobat. THE TIVOLISCOPE, with the Best Pictures Obtainable. Cannot be Beaten. The Great Comedians The BRSSSHAW BROTHERS. In Acrobatic Eccentricities. Irresistibly Funny, Distinctly Original. THE TIVOLI BAND (of Selected Musicians), one of the best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. W. CliONIN. Early Doors, 6,30 and 8.40. Ordinary Doors at 6.40 and 8.50. CIRCLE, lil- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d). (Saturdays, 4d.). OPER HOUSE Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited The most Popular Place of Amusement in the Upper Rhondda, FOR THREE NIGHTS ONLY! Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 15, 16 & 17, Miss Rose Moucrieff's Co. in THE BELLS OF OLD YORK By RAFF CHALLIF. The Life Story of a Wronged Mother and her Soldier Son. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 18,19 & 20, POOLE'S ANIMATED PICTURE CO. In all the Very Latest and most Up-to-date Films, picturing the World's doings. NONE SHOULD MISS THEM. Poole's Popular Prices. Balcony, 1/ Early Door, 1/3. Pit, 6d, Early Door, 9d. GaSiery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Saturdays, 4d 7.30 Nightly, Early Doors,6.50. Ord nary Doors, 7. 10 E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEE^ STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLIi M TWICE NIGHTLYâ€”6.45 and 9 o'clock. Seats txjoked daily by Post or Tale. No. 625, Nai) -0- P Monday, March 15th, 1909, & Twice Nightly during' the Weekâ€” LA TORTAJADA, The Famous Spanish Ac: ress will submit arc Operetta in 3 Acts, entitled, The Debut -j. of Dolores." g THE UALCUTTS. In a Wayside Episode. 1 Rags and Tatters." ]f THE BROTHERS HARBISON, Comedians and S Dancers. A THE SISTERS MORGAN, Cardiff's Own Comediennes. R ANHE PURCELL, The Favourite Comedienne. "< DONALDSOIN BROS. & Coaipany; In a New and Original Production, Sports in a Jungle." NORA EMERALD, Soubrette and Dancer. LESTER and MORN. New ard Interesting Subjects on the g AMERICAN B OSCOPE. Europe's Greitest Sensation: g'jt Frederick Melville presents The MOTOGIRL- The One Inexplicable Riddle of Automata. & < s '"w NEW THEATRE CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ..ROBERT REDFORD EVERY EVENING at 7.30. MATINEE, SATURDAY at 2. Early doorsâ€”Matinee, 1-30 Ordinary doors, 1-45. Evenings, 7 Ordinary doors, 7-15. Mr. GEORGE DANCE'S Principe Company in the latest Musical Play HAVANA From the Gaiety Theatre, London. Next Weekâ€”The Lyceum Production of The Christian Booking Office at Theatre, 10 to 5.. Nat. Tel. 376; The Greatest Attraction Ever Seen at Pontypridd. -0- Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. ry Week Commencing March 15th. A, â– TWICE NIGHTLY. Mr. TRENCII ARD has at fabulous expense, secured the- | Cinematograph reproduction of the Greatest Sporting Event of Modern Tiiiies ok IR a IMES JOHNSON Y. BURNS Contest for the Championship of the World. The whole Fight from Start to Finish. j (By arrangement with the Gaumont Compiny. the hold- j ers of the exclusive rights for the United Kingdom, 5 conjunction with Hugh Mcintosh. j FIRST PRODUCTION IN TOWN. Â£100.000 has already been taken with thin Film. 'Ih8 whole of the 14 Rounds until stopped by the Police, wheD Johnson was ptoclaimed the Champion Heavy Weight, of the World. > veryone can see this picture without fear of being offended. The Clever' st alti Brightest Fight Film ever taken. Prices of Ad mission 1/ 9d., 6d. and 3d. Make Sure of a Seat by the Early Door. _1 =- I 0 PRICELESS VISION. 1 You cannot assess the financial g value of any article which is price- less. g Your vision, that blessed gift I g which is responsible for the greater 1 B part of your pleasures, is invaluable. g Give it due regard. 1 If your eyes become permanently impaired no money can make good g your loss. On this account do you Â§ not think it wise to come to us for g periodical eye examination ? 1 If glasses strtt MMSWy we 8 will tell you so. | J. W. RICHARDS, Cbcmlsf and Optician, PANDY SQUARE, TONYPANDY. Printed for the Proprietors by Evans & Short, Tonyoandy, and by the Proprietors, The Rhg Leader," Limited, at their Offices, e* sior Buildings, Winton Street, pandy. in the HoeatT of Gl_morgsn
Palace, Porth. Enormous crowds are being attracted to the Palace this week to hear the cele- brated Jan Rudenyi and Company in their musical romance, "The Power of Music." Rudenyi is unquestionably a master of the violin, and treats the audi- ence to beautiful variations and har- monies. Another great feature of the show is the Johnson and Burns fight ex- hibited on the bioscope. A wonderful set of pictures, they are very much appre- ciated. The Indiana Troupe of ladies, in gymnastic feats, are also a great attrac- tion, displaying uncommon ability. Mr. G. Webber, the Lancashire Ba&so, once more secures encomiums from the Palace audiences, and is quite a favourite. Dunning, the ventriloquist, is also very good, and so are the illusionists, Kahn and Kahn. The Marcs, triple bar come- dians, are exceptionally funny and are responsible for much laughter. The Sisters Desmond, unique character artistes, are very fine. Quite a new feature are the Vanderbilts in their song sceiiai. The whole combination, aug- mented with fresh music by the orchestra, is an exceptionally good one, and is very worthy of patronage. The! proprietors are to be congratulated upon this week's show.