THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY Monday, March 22nd, 1909, for Six Nights Only, Mr, & Mrs. F. G. KIMBERLEY'S No. 1 London Company, in the Great Domestic Sporting Drama— U JSfJL3 1t<1) I fir" Two Thoroughbred Horses on the Stage in the Racecourse Scene. Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL.
Amusements. Hippodrome, Tonypandy. The Four Musical Watsons contribute at very pleasing turn at the Hippodrome this week. Their musical instruments form a formidable array, not the least striking being the impirovised hatchet- fiddle. The Zeanas are a couple of won- derfully agile and merry gymnasts, and their evolutions on the triple bars not enly prove an unending source of amuse- ment, but is a really smart performance. Ferris and Farnley, talkative comedians, are great in cross-talk. It is evident that this couple wiere not behind the doors when speech was being dis- pensed. Geo. Hyatt is a juggler of great merit. He introduces many new and amart, tricks, not the least notable being the manipulation of the lighter lamp and the handling of the flaming torches blindfolded. Lea-and. Lovell's illustrated songs are well received. They strike a popular note, especially in It is a letter from Home, Sweet Home." The pictures include a very interesting picture depict- ing life in Tunis, while the second of the Nick Carter illustrated detective adven- tures proves highly entertaining.
The Girl who Lost her Character' at the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. "What an awful indictment! However, the Girl has filled the house, for there has been but few, if any, seats vacant at this week's performances of this remark- able play, and most certainly the play is well worthy of all support, for, as in most of Mr. Melville's plays, there is a moral lesson driven home with greater force than the pulpit has hitherto dared to enforce. The scenery is a revelation and realism brought to perfection. The break-up scene must rend the hearts of careful housewives when Molly Vernon wrecks her betrayer's home. The acting throughout is most vigorous and wins well-deserved applause. None can fail to enjoy this exciting drama. The principal characters, Captain Cavers- barn" (Mr. R: Ferris). "Molly" (Miss Doris Brooke), Rev.R. Everton" (Mr. E, McLean), "Marion Franklin" (Miss Lydia Mannington), Rose Seymour" (Miss Cherie Veretie), "Jack England (Mr. C. W. Standing), are well supported by the remainder of the company, Dick Punch" (Mr; George H. Asqum) and Isabella Jones" (Miss Mamie Thorpe) introducing plenty of fun. Next week, a sporting drama, entitled Bound to Win," will hold the boards.
Pirates of Penzance." The Mid-Rhondda Amateur Operatic Society are busily preparing for a repre- sentation of Gilbert and ullivan's popular musical play, The Pirates of Penzance," to be produced at the Theatre Royal on the 26th April. Entirely new scenery is being painted, and all the parts will be taken by local ladies and gentlemen. Mrs. Duckworth, our genial manager's wife, is most enthusiastically superintending the preparation, and a real treat may he looked forward to, as there will not be less than 80 performers in the band and chorus, under,the leadership of Mr. David Lloyd.
Palace, Porth. The Seven Eccentrics, a troupe of ex- ceptionally clever and varied dancers, are accorded a hearty welcome to the Palace this week, and are greatly applauded. Caban's French Circus, a turn introducing some well-trained ponies, form a very interesting item and display evidences of much patience and study by Mr Caban, Massona, the great comedy juggler, is a veritable master of the art, and unques- tionably one of the finest in that line that have visited this district. Mona Garrick, as an impersonator of charac- ters, is great. The characters imperson- ated are taken from The Bondman," and also from "Faust." Fine horizontal bar performers are Elton and Elma, who are accorded great applause. Georgina Leno, the daughter of the late Dan Leno, is very artistic and charming. Oliver Conroy, the comedian, is fine, and is re- sponsible for considerable mirth and ap- plause. Hughes and Elliott, vocalists and dancers, who are also exceedingly clever —their dancing especially so—are also heartily appreciated. The Palascope pic- tures are, as usual, well up-to-date.
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Opera House, Treherbert. "The Bells of Old York" was presented with great success at Treherbert during the first three nights this week by Miss Rose Moilcrieff's company. As a comedy drama it was immensely enjoyed and appreciated, for the comedy characters including" Aunt Diana," "Kitty Flash," Trooper Jigger Popkins," and Cor pi, Spatchcock, drew forth roars of hilarious laughter from the well-caught audiences. The other characters were impersonated by well-talented artistes, so that the per- formances commanded much interest. For the latter part of the week. Opera House patrons will have a change. The mono- tony will be broken by Poole's Animated Pictures of the highest form of kinemato- i'aphy, portraying, among others, Tr Wright's Airship," Vulture Hunting," "Puritan Maid," "The Bear on the Staircase," The Gallant French GUard, "The Miser," "An Embarrassing Present," "Bob the Scullion," &c. In addition to this fine selection of films is the Cinephone, which presents laughing, singing and talking pictures. Popular and illustrated songs will be sung by Miss Lilian Therese, together with musical and vocal items by the Five Royal Enter-- tamers. With such a splendid pro- gramme, intending patrons will undoubt- edly enjoy a thoroughly good show.
Cardiff Empire. Bransby Williams, the famous character impersonator, will appear at Cardiff Empire next week in selections from his repertoire. It was originally intended that he should become a missionary, and with that end in view was attached to an East End mission, where he addressed meetings and took classes of men and boys. Afterwards, during the daytime, he was engaged as a tea sampler in Mincing Lane, but as the work was not congenial, he abandoned it in favour of the more agreeable task of designing and colouring wall papers. On occasional evenings be appeared at concerts as an amateur comic singer and negro imper- sonator, but his first public appearance as a professional was at a London Suburban theatre as Danny Man" in The Colleen Bawn. He joined the variety stage in 1896. giving imitations of popular actors and actresses, and a few weeks later was called upon to deputise Dan Leno at the London Pavillion. So great was his success that he received an immediate engagement of ten weeks. Others engaged are Frank Lister and Company, in the American sketch, 99 Foreman and Fannan, the millionaire comedians, Percy and" Ha-Harold the Schenk Brothers, Matt Wilkinson and Company, George Brooks, Lizzie Daniels, Frank Cass, and Hilda Jacobsen.
PALM SUNDAY.—J, NEST JONES. Sculptor, 'l'realaw, has a fine selection of artificial and natural wreaths and wire- I guards. Headstones and graye requisitee. 4723
Ton. An address, Socialism and the King- dom of God," was delivered at the Eng- lish Congregational Church, Ton, on Monday evening last, under the auspices of the local branch of the I.L.P. The lecturer was the Rev. W. B. Graham, of Huddersfield, formerly curate of the Church of England, who resigned hie curacy in order to have greater freedom in preaching the gospel of Socialism. There was a fair attendance, over which Mr. Thomas, of Pentre, presided. It is with sorrow we record the demise and funeral of the late Mr. John Allison, aged 64, butcher,. of Ton. The deceased was an old inhabitant of the locality for over thirty years, and was for twenty years a member of the Glamorgan Con- stabulary. Eleven years ago he resigned his poet as officer in charge of the Ton and Bwllfa Collieries, and pursued the trade of butcher in Ton. Some years ago he contracted rheumatic fever, and this left the heart in a weak state. Death came rather sudden, as deceased only took to his bed for a day before he suc- cumbed to syncope. The funeral took place on Monday last, a large number of relatives and friends attending. The coffin was covered with handsome wreaths sent by the family; Mr. and Mrs. Wood-' ward, Ton; and Mrs. Rowe (sister). The following were the chief mourners: — Mr. Wm. J. Allison (son); Miss Allison (daughter); Mrs. Rowe, Portishead, and Mrs. Shepherd (daughters); Mrs. Stone (sister); Mrs. Adams (sister); Messrs. Wm. Shepherd, Ernest Tanner and Thos. Stone (brothers-in-lawi); and Mr. Bert Adams (grandson). Inspector Lamb, of Dowlais, where Mr. Wm. J. Allison (son) is a member of the for«e, expressed his sympathy in attending tne final rites, as ale»oi did Sergeants Davies and White, a]6o did Sergeants Davies and White, Ton, and ex-P.S. Reed, Gelli. A large number of tradesmen were also present, among whom were: —Messrs. R, Wood- ward, Toogood (butcher), James Hoffer, Ashley, Lloyd (butcher), T. Holmes (Post Office), D. Holmes (late New Inn), Rd. Lloyd (grocer), John Thomas (butcher), E. Miles, T, Davies (bootmaker), D. George (tailor), J. Yaughan (ironmonger), R. Day (outfitter), C. A. Baldwin (green- grocer), David Jones (butcher), and Hy. Evans, (Bodringallt). The remains were interred at Treorchy Cemetery, the officiating minister being the Rev. W. J. Thomas, Bethesda, Ton. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Yaughan, Ton. Mr. Wm. J. Allison (son) has resigned from the force at Dowlais, and will carry on the business at Ton.
Miss Hook of Holland. Particulars of the visit to the Opera House, Treherbert, next week, of Mr. Dudley Bennett's company- in the success- ful musical comedy, Miss Hook of Hol- land," will be fiund in our advertisement columns. The fact that "Miss Hook" has never yet visited the Rhondda will doubtless induce many to go and listen to her adventures. She comes with the highest character from the best critics, and the production is full of joyous gaiety and happy memories. The melodies are catchy and enchanting, and throughout the piece there is a Dutch atmosphere which cannot fail to please,
I Maesteg. Oratorio.—On Wednesday, the 10th inst., at the Town Hall, Maesteg, the Nant-yftyllon Choral Society, under the oonductorship of Mr. W. J. Watkins, per- formed Handel's ever-popular oratorio, Samson." Mr. Yernon Hartshorn, J.P., presided over a crowded assembly. The choir were assisted by the following well-known artistes:—Soprano, Miss May John, R.A.M. tenor, Mr. D. Ellis; bass, Mr. G. T.Llewellyn together with a full orchestra, under the conductorship of Prof. Gomer Jones. The proceeds were in aid of the building fund of Saron Con- gregational Chapel. Mr. L. J. Clee per- formed the secretarial duties in his usual successful manner, and it is anticipated that the amount realised will reach a goodly sum. --+-- Social.—Under the auspices of the Wesleyan Mutual Improvement Society, a very interesting social was held at the Wesleyan Church, Castle Street, Maesteg, on Wednesday, the 10th inst., when there was a very large attendance, including the members of the Wesley Guild, Bridg- end. After .the tea, an entertainment was held, over which Mr. Lockyer pre- sided. --+-- Smoker.—A very interesting smoker was held on the 10th inst. (in connection with the Maesteg Wednesday Hockey C'lub) at the Turberville Arms, Maesteg, Mr. W. H. Hughes presided over a very large attendance, and a very enjoyable large attendance, and a very enjoyable evening was spent, during which selec- tions were rendered by prominent local artistes. --+- Hoekey.-On Wednesday of last week, the local hockey team entertained the Ogmore Vale Club. A very hard and fast game was witnessed, resulting in a draw. Score: Ogmore, 2 goals; Maes- teg, 2. J. Jenkins, in goal, played a very good game, as also did D. King, Walsh, Evans, and D. Williams. After the match, the visitors were entertained to tea at the White Lion Hotel, Obituary.—We regret to announce the dea tii of ivirs. Hopkins, the wife of Coun- cillor T. E. Hopkins, of the Bird-in-Hand Hotel, Maesteg, which took place at her residence on Thursday, the 11th inst. The deceased, who was about 55 years of age, was very highly respected in the dis- trict, where she is very well known. The funeral took place on Tuesday last, when there was a very large attendance. --+- Weddings.—On the 8th inst., at Bridg- end Registry Office, a very pretty double wedding took place, the contracting parties being the Misses May and Emily Raymond, daughters of Mr. John Ray- mond, and Mr. James Treharne (son of the late Mr. Marshall Treharne) and Mr. J. Rees. The parties were the recipients of many useful presents. Accident.—Whilst following his employ- ment on the 9th inst. at Coegnant Col- liery, Mr. John Evans, of Nantyffyllon, received an injury to his hand. His injuries were attended to at the surgery of Dr. J. Harris-Jones. --+- Entertainment.—On the 8th inst., at Siloh Chapel, N antyffyllon, a very interesting entertainment was held. Mr. T. Bowen presided over a large audience, when a very long programme was gone through and greatly appreciated. Lecture.—In connection with the Mutual Improvement Society of Zoar Church, a very interesting lecture was given by the Rev. Peter Price, B.A., Dowlais," entitled "leuan Gwynedd." In the unavoidable absence of Mr. J. Silvan Evans, B.A., the chair was taken by Mr. T. O. Evans (Cadrawd), Llangynwyd. At the close of the lecture, a very hearty vote of thanks was accorded the lecturer and the chairman.
Refuge Assurance Co. Cymmer Staff's Record. The "Dorothy" Restaurant, Maesteg, was "en fete" on the occasion of a com- plimentary dinner given the Cymmer staff of the Refuge. Assurance Co., Ltd., to celebrate their achievement of having secured first position in the whole of South Wales for the best results during the whole of 1908. After the repast, which was admirably served by Mr Rees Williams, Mr. W. Bell, Cardifi, South Wales Inspector, presided over an enthus- iastic gathering. In the course of an interesting address, the chairman pointed out that the increase in South Wales for 1908 was £ 21,000 over the previous year, and constituted one-sixth of the Com- pany's total income. He also expressed himself as highly delighted with the work of the Cymmer staff, who had made a-debit increase of Cl, 12s. 5d. per annum and R,74 9s. Od. per annum policies. He also spoke of the good work of their Superintendent, Mr. Thomas Phillips, during the several years he had been connected with the company, and urged all present to rally round him. Mr. R. Castle, assistant inspector, urged the agents to be straightforward in their work, and do everything in a "square" manner. Supt. T. Phillips, who was cordially received, thanked all present for their co-operation in winning their proud dis- tinction. He also referred to the fact that two years ago he was present at a similar function, when he took over the Cymmer section, which was then part of the Bridgend district. He referred in warm terms, to the work done by the Cymmer agents, and the valuable assist- ance rendered by his assistant, Mr Lewis, and promised that he would again do his utmost to promote the continued welfare of his staff. In the course of the evening, presenta- tions were made to agents for good work done during the year. This is the third time in succession that the Oymmer staff have taken the -first "lace in South Wales. They won the challenge cup for best results for quarter ending Decem- ber, 1907, and a case of cutlery for a similar performance for the half-year ending June, 1908. During the meeting, excellent musical items were rendered by agents and others iv resent.
Death of Mrs. Mary Collier, Tonypandy.. It is our sad duty to record the death of Mrs. Mary Collier, widow of the late Mr. Joseph Collier, contractor, Tony- pandy which took place on Wednesday last at Tonyrefail, at the house of her daughter. The deceased lady was 68 years of age, and was the mother the Rev. David Collier, E.B. minister, Abertillery Mr. Robert Collier, contractor, Tony- pandy and mother-in-law to P,S. Wat- kins, Tonyrefail. The deceased was one of six children and was a member of a very large and old family. She was a, native of the valley, being born at Ton-Pentre, where her mother was well-known amongst the in- habitants as "Peggy o'r Ton." Mrs. Collier was a faithful member of Jeru- salem Chapel, Tonypandy, having been a member since its inception, The interment will take Dlace on Mon- day next at Tonyrefail Old Churchyard.
Palacej C30 mos t Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES Co., LIMITED Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE — Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BY NORTH ice JBSfi3g&m.-&>A&r9 8-50 and ø First Performance between 6.50 and 9. Second Performance between 9 and 11. Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each ho use. Special Trams leave the Pajace after each Performance. Monday, March 22nd, and during the week- Mr HARRY R OX BURY, The Famous Inimitable Comedian, j MA v w TT?nr rvnn rr • e i *.• f en i „„„?«■ ( in the Merry Musical Melange, in 3 Scenes, entitled—THE MAY FAIRCLOUGH in ^elections from PRINCE of MONTE CARLO RENSON AND WAITE (Johnnie and Eose), Homelf I By Paul Knox and Harry Boxbury. Lyrics and Music by Yorkshire 'Humorists. Paul Knox. P.C. Longfellow (of Scotland Yard), Tubby Eldin. Supported by Company of well-known Arristes, and Full Comic TAYLCKB AND BRIDGE, Singing Lancashire Mill Ladfr Opera Chorus. JOHNNY WALKER, Spirited Comedian. In the Art TIlE1 PA^C0PE, in a Grand Series of Up-to-date of Football. Films Weakly. MINisIE D'AUBA>N, the Popular Vocalist, in her the (Ci J&. Successful Song Scena. In their famous Tight-Wire Act, Pastimes in the Park," Successful Song Scena. In their famous Tight-Wire Act, Pastimes in the Park," THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces, Conductor—Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY & PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doo rs, 4d,) 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. N a JEtT HIPPODROME TONYPANDY, 7 Monday, March 22, 1909, and during the Week-M m Bt TWICE NIGHTLY. V WILL STONE'S mom ny u a OP Em t Ul ri I um B I oumk s 0 ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE The Irish Blacksmith. MISDEEDS OF A COAL SACK. A SUFFRAGETTE'S DREAM, a Screamingly Funny Picture. THE RUNAWAY DOG. FOR PRESTIGE OF THE REGIMENT. Third Series of NICK CARTER, Detective.: HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA. Special Engagement of JOHN LLOYD'S GONDOLIER Glee In their Refined and Humorous Selections. FLORRIE WRIGHT, Comedienne. THE REAYS, Modern Equilibrists and Silver Chain Acrobats, Miss HELEN BOURNE, The Famous Lady Tenor, T. W. LENNER, Comedian and Dancer. THE CHEERS In Scenes from Dick Whittington, introducing their 1:1 TROUPE OF PERFORMING OATS. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. 4ampp, lw gimm TIV OIJI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN 6.50 & 9. Twice Nightly. 6.50 & 9 Monday, March 22, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Special Engagement of the Original C55r JSL CSr JSL 3KT I S The Comical Gentlemen Acrobats. The Charming DELLA SISTERS, Ladies in Black, in their latest London Successes. L. B. ATHOL, Popular Vocal Comedian. From the principal London Halls. One of the Comedians you like, OLIVER CONROY, the Clean and Funny Comedian. NED GRAYDON, Comedy Instrumentalist. LEO FIELDS, the favourite Rhondda Valley Comedian. GEORGINA LENO, Refined Comedienne. Daughter of the late great Comedian, Dan Leno. THE TIVOLISCOPE, with the Best Pictures Obtainable. Cannot be Beaten. MORTON AND ELLIOTT, Phenomenal Paper Manipulators. Harmonica Players and Vocalists. THE TIVOLI BAND (of Selected Musicians), one of the best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. W. CRONIN. Early Doors, 6,30 and 8.40. Ordinary Doors at 6.40 ahd 8.50. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d). (Saturdays, 4d.). 4ml4w OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited The most Popular Place of Amusement in the Upper Rhondda, Monday, March 22, Three Nights Only, NM mlw MISS HOOK OF HOLLAND By arrangement with Mr. GEORGE DANCE. The most Successful Musical Comedy ever Produced from the Prince of Wales' Theatre, London, where it was played for 600 Performances. Full Chorus and Augmented Orchestra. CARDIFF 'ITMPIRB (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLI*- -0- TWICE NIGHTLY-6.45 and 9 o'clock. M TWICE NIGHTLY-6.45 and 9 o'clock. Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 623, Nafc -0- P Monday, March 22nd, 1909, & Nightly during the Week— BRANSBY WILLIAMS, A. The great character Portrayer. I FRANK OASS, The Favourite Vocal ComediamP HILDA JACOBSEN, Burlesque Actress. § The MATT WILKINSON TRIO, In Comedy Actr- That French Woman." FRANK LISTER and Fred Kitchen's Company R present the Dramatic sketch—" No. 99. SCHENK BROS. The Incomparable Equilibrists* LIZZIE DANIELS, Dainty Comedienne WILBUR WRIGHT and his wonderful Flying Machine shewn on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE E GEORGE BROOKS The popular Page" frolv S the New Theatre Pantomine. FOREMAN and FANNAN The Millionaire* (Percy and Harold). NEW THEATRS CARDIFF. 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Tivoli, Pentre. The entertainment this week is the best seen for some time. An elaborate production, entitled Flights of Imagina- tion," has Luis Hardt as the main char- acter, described as The Mighty Atom and The Boy Samson," titles which are well deserved. This production is of a new and strange type, including special scenery and marvellous feats of strength. Those great comedians and acrobats, Rradcihaw Bros., maintain their reputa- tion of being in a class by themselves, or on a different line," without uttering a. single word. The feats accomplished are eccentric and amusing, while very clever at the same time. Mike Cray, a very clever and amusing juggler, and an erstwhile good dog trainer, receives well- merited applause. Another very clever item is that of Texas Mattie, said to be America's greatest tight-rope artiste. Her somersaults on the tight-rope were excel- lent, Barney Vog, the famous ventrilo- quist, succeeds in amusing; his dummies seem instinct with life. Other very good items are provided by Maxford and O'Neill, patter! comedians; the Tiger lily, a dancing vocalist and acrobat; and Violet Beatrice, a very neat boy imper- sonator. To wind up, the sketch, On the Flip-Flap," by Mat Wilkinson and Company, is really good, including a few incidents taken probably from actual modern history. The Tivoliscope is as good as usual, splendid pictures being ishown,