THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. Monday, March 29th, 1909, for Six Nights Only, uimt'q pi not niiniD soenorama & ql°bs Villi 0 ULUDL UriUISij EXPRESS EXCURSIONS. Madame VINT, World's Greatest Thought-Reader, Vint's Day Performance Saturday at 2 30, Pantomime ALADDIN. Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Mr. John Lloyd's Gondolier Glee Singers, in their refined and humorous selections, are a very good star turn at the above place of amusement. Their renderings bear an artistic impress and are responsible for thunderous applause. The Cheers give a marvellous display of feline intelligence, including the wonder- ful diving cat, which dives from a very high ladder into a sheet. The Reays, modern equilibrists, are very expert in -their line of business and are exception- ally clever on the silver chain. T. W. Lenner, comedian and dancer, is a second iWilkie Bard; whilst Miss Helen Bourne, vocalist, gains loud applause for her ren- dering of "Let me like a soldier fall." 'Miss Florrie Wright and the living pic tures" all help to form an attractive programme. Special mention, however, must be made of the Irish Blacksmith, and the "Suffragette's Dream" films, they certainly should not be missed. Next week, Mr. Stone has pleasure in announcing a. welcome visit from Ted and May Hopkins, the famous Welsh humor- ists, in Wedding Bells."
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Bound to Win," as presented at the Royal this week, is a sporting and spec- tacular drama which possesses all the elements of success. The acting and the mounting is eminently satisfactory. One of the most exacting of the characters is that of Gladys Orme," sustained by Miss Violet Quest with spirit and inten- sity. She has a free and easy style, which .she displays to advantage. Miss Effie Mackintosh, as Winnie Oakley," is a delightfully fresh and vivacious actress, who makes the most of several amusing situations. Miss Bella Power, as Harriet JForbes," and Miss Nancy Roberts, as "Marion For bee," are equally successful. The interest of the play is centred around 11 Harry Lindon," a manly and capitally balanced character, interpreted with vigour and earnestness by Mr. Robert Faulkner, who is ably sustained by the other members of the company. Next week gives a return visit of the renowned Vint's Globe Choir,
Tivoli, Pentre. Tivoli patrons are highly pleased this with the very clever acrobatic per- Wggs • 7-1 Garginis. Some of their formance ot nr0 very original, comical but c-iever Morton and produce roars of laughter, • and Elliott amuse and entertain the audi- ence very successfully, their forte being the playing of harmonicas and manipu- lating of paper. The fomer plays one harmonica with both hands in his pockets, whilst the other produces an excellent pattern of a tablecloth (?) from a sheet of paper while blindfolded. Oliver Conroy and Leo Fields are both verv funny; and Georgina Leno, a daughter of the famous Dan of that ilk, captivates with a sweet voice and good dancing. Ned Graydon is an instrumentalist who believes in musical comedy, and is responsible for good and clever work. The Delia Sisters appear in black, but thev are not very sad. They are both splendid singers and actors, and are well received, especially in the song of The Sultan of Turkey." L. B. Athol is a good character vocalist, and his turn is much appreciated. Ex- cellent pictures on the Tivoliscope com- plete a strong programme.
Palace, Porth. The premier turn at the Palace this tweek is Mr. H. Roxburg, the famous comedian, in the merry musical melange, entitled" The Prince of Monte Carlo," supported by a company of well-known artistes and full comic opera chorus. This turn is in three scenes, magnificently set, and well staged. The singing is very artistic, while Harry is the embodiment of fun, and is responsible for roars of laughter. The Kymrics, a Welsh duo, is also a good turn, their patter being parti- cularly so. May Fair dough, in selections from Shakespeare, and other plays, is an accomplished artiste. Renson and Waite, Yorkshire humorists: and Taylor and Bridge, the singing Lancashire mill lads, are well appreciated; while The Gilberts, in the famous tight-wire act, "Pastimes in the Park," are very clever and funny. 'Minnie D'Auban, the "popular vocalist, in her successful song-scena, is very refined. Johnny Walker, spirited comedian in the art of football, though last mentioned, is by no means the least. The Palascope exhibits very fine pictures, and the Orchestra plays some very fine and fresh music.
Opera House, Treherbart. The great musical comedy, "Miss Hook of Holland," was presented by Messrs. Dudley Bennett and T. C. Wray's com- pany at Treherbert for the first three nights of this week, by arrangement with Mr. George Dance. Splendid houses were attracted, people coming from all parts of the Valley. The scenic production was beautiful, and the many bright colours of the quaint Dutch scenes blended per- fectly, giving it an air of picturesqueness. The costumes and dresses were also ypically Dutch, very gay, and very interesting. The production spun round faily and joyously, the audience being ighly delighted. The songs and melodies were also enchanting and lively, and were charmingly sung, whilst good class comedy acting dId much for the happy character jof the piece. The latter part of this week will be taken up with Poole's Animated Pictures, including the Cinephone.
Wrestling Match at Porth. On Saturday evening, at Messrs. Crecraft's Coliseum, a wrestling match -took place between Mr. Foster Sanchos (12st. 71b. champion of the world) and Mr. T. Smith (14st. lib. champion of Lancashire). The match was for C5 a-side with a purse of ;C2 for the winner. After a very clever round, which lasted over twenty minutes, Mr. Sanchos obtained the first fall. The second round lasted eleven minutes, after which the referee declared Sanchos the winner, a decision which met with approval on all sides.
Bostock and Wombell's Visit to the Rhondda Valleys. This famous show is to visit Tonypandy two days, Friday and Saturday, r March 26th and 27th; Treherbert, Monday, March 29th; Pentre, Tuesday, March 30th; Ferndale, Wednesday, March 31st; Tylorstown, Thursday, April 1st; Porth, Friday, April 2nd; and Pontypridd, Saturday, April 3rd, It is some three -years since it was last in the Valleys, but those who then saw the splendid show provided stijl retain the pleasantest memories of it, and will need no urging to again renew the acquaintance. The name of Bostock and Wombwell is of itself a sufficient guarantee of an excel- lent entertainment. It s claimed for this menagerie that it is "the largest travel- ling zoo on earth." It is a veritable Noah's Ark on wheels. There are count- less wild animals of interesting species, some of the finest lions in Europe, tigers, bears, wagon-loads of monkeys, drome- daries, leopards, antelopes. &c., whilst the Tasmanian devils on view cannot fail to attract considerable attention. There is a baby hippopotamus and the only white kangaroo (with young) alive. The doors will be opened at 3.30 and 7 p.m. The show is well known, and claims to be the most complete and interesting zoological exhibition in the world. There will be daring performances during the show by three of the most famous lion tamers on earth. A splendid band plays daily in the exhibition all the latest and up-to-date music. To see this great show coming into town will give the public some idea of its magnitude. In coming once more to our Valleys we wish the proprietors every success.
Land Reform. Prof". T. Levi at Ton. At Bethesda Vestry, Ton, on Wednes- day, the 17th inst., under the auspices of the Rhondda Young Wales Liberal and Labour League, Prof. T. A. Levi, M.A., B.C.L., Aberystwyth, delivered an excel- lent address on the above subject to a splendid gathering. The chair was taken by Dr. Thomas (president of the League). The speaker said that in attacking the land question, nearly all other reforms would follow in consequence. The laws of England were the finest in the world. Her commercial, mercantile and criminal laws were unsurpassed; but alas r the best of her land laws were a disgrace to humanity. Even freedom itself was penalised. According to the present laws, the more a tenant improved himself and his house, the higher went his rent. The more he improves the worse it got for him. If he had notice to quit, he was +o1<e notb^" —^ with him, wllVTT l/V vw». —C* W, and received ho compensation for any improvements he had effected. The remedies for abolishing the monopoly of the land were:—(1) By abolishing primo- geniture and the system of entail; (2) by a graduated income tax. The national- isation of all the land was a reform that was deeper than the reforms of society. He (the speaker) would begin where Socialists left off, and stand on the prin- ciples of Christ, and hold the land on trust for the people. A resolution moved by Mr. Evans, schoolmaster, Ton, calling the attention of Parliament to the land question, and urging them to decide the issue with the House of Lords, was seconded by Mr. Walter Williams, and carried with acclamation.
Ton. It is with regret we record the demise and funeral of James John, Ton Row (29), who met his end under very sad circum- stances. After the Pentre landslide, the deceased visited the spot with the inten- tion of rendering some assistance, and thus contracted a cold which developed into inflammation and pleurisy to which he succumbed. What makea his demise more sad is the fact that he had only recently been married. The funeral, which took place on Tuesday, was the largest seen in the district for some time. The deceased was engaged as a billiard marker at the Pentre Conservative Club. A large number of members of the Pentre and Treorchy Conservative Club expressed their sympathy by attending the funeral. The remains were interred at Treorchy Cemetery, the Rev. D. Davies, Parish Church, Ton, officiating. On Monday, the funeral of Mrs. Davies, wife of Mr. John Davies, Whitefield St., Ton, took place. The deceased had been ailing for some time. The remains were interred at Trealaw Cemetery. The deceased leaves a husband and five small children to mourn her loss. The Rev. J. Williams, St. David's, Ton, officiated. On Monday, the mortal remains of Mrs. Thomas, widow of the late John Thomas, ostler at Ton Colliery, were laid to rest at Treorchy Cemetery. The deceased was a member at Jeursalem Chapel, Ton, for many years. The Rev. J. W. Matthews, Bethany, officiated at the house and graveside. The balance sheet of the Ton Nursing Association for the past year shows a most nourishing state of affairs. The renort shows a balance in hand of over E150. This goes to prove that the ser- vices of the Jubilee Nurses are being more appreciated in the locality as time goes on. The nresidellt of the Association is Mrs. Jenkins, Ystradfechan; secretary, Mrs. E. Edwards, Ton; treasurer, Mrs. Dr. Hughes, Ton; general secretary, Mr. David Wiglev, Gelli Road; and trea- surer, Mr. Edward Davies, Ton Row.
— Whist Drive and Dance at Llwynypia. S23 fon M SP C C The handsome sum of £ 23* has been realised as the result of the whist drive and dance organised in aid of the N.S.P.C.C., which was held at the Llwynypia Mixed School on February 11th last. The event proved in every way successful, thanks to the energy of Mr. J. Griffiths, Sherwood, who performed the secretarial duties, assisted by a hard- working band of ladies and gentlemen. It is intended to make this an annual event, and the' committee trust that the same heartv support will be forthcoming in the future.
--+-- General Election. J Mr. Harold Lloyd to oppose Mabon. Mr. Harold Lloyd, the popular Cardiff solicitor, has been ladopted as Conser vative candidate to fight Mabon in the next General Election. Mr. Lloyd will addresS a meeting of the Rhondda Con- servative Association at Porth this (Thursday) evening. I Mr. H. HOWELLS, Treorchy, I Conductor of the Hermon United Uhoir, 1 who are giving a performance on Thurs- day, April 1st, at Noddfa Chapel. Tre- orchy, of the cantata, Dafydd ap Gwilym" (Harry Evans), a work based upon incidents in the life of the famous bard, harpist and minstrel who lived in ijlio fourteenth century. The leading characters will be taken by Miss May John. R.A.M. (soprano). Miss Rachel Thomas (contralto), Mr. D. Ellis (tenor), and Mr. David Chubb (bass). Full parti- culars will be found in our advertisement columns.
Correspondence. To the Editor of the "Rhondda, Leader." Sir,—The remarks concerning the Mid- Rhondda Fifth Annual Horse Show, under the heading of Mid-Rhondda Musings in your issue of last week, has caused Qonsiderable misgivings amongst sup- porters of the show. With regard to the statement that the prospect of a show this year it looks dark," it must have come either from an irresponsible person, or from one who wishes to injure the show. A most representative committee meeting was held last evening, and in order > to prevent any further misunderstanding concerning the event, kindly allow me to inform the people of the Rhonddas and elsewhere that it was their unanimous opinion that the show be held on Whit- Tuesday as usual, and on such a scale that will leave no doubt as to its being the largest and best single-day horsel show in the Principality. For the sake of the town and the show, I sincerely trust you will give this com- munication the same prominence as the unfortunate Musings" of last week.— Yours faithfully, J. B. THOMAS, Hon. Sec, March 24th, 1909.
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Tonyrefail. On Wednesday afternoon the funeral took place of the late John Morgan, of High Street, Tonyrefail. Deceased was 43 years of age, and died of pneumonia, brought on by bronchitis and inflamma- tion. He was well-known in the district, and the funeral was attended by a large number of deceased's relatives and fronds. The Rev. it. Morgan officiated through- out, part of the ceremony taking place in the Welsh (C.M.) Chapel and the con- cluding portion at the graveside. The interment took place in the M.C. burial- ground, Tonyrefail. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Evan Morgan (brother and sister-in-law); Mr. T. Mor- gan (brother); Misses S. D., M., and Maggie Morgan (nieces); Misses # Mary and M. A. Powell, Morriston (cousins) Messrs P. and J. Davies, Ferndale (cousins); and D. D., and J. Morgan, Tylorstown (cousins); and several rela- tives from Dinas and Hopkinstown; and Messrs. H. Bentley and D. Enoch, Tony- refail. Wreaths were sent by the follow- ing: Tonyrefail Constitutional Club Messrs. W. Morgan, J. Williams, J. James, and P. J. Thomas; also Friends from Cardiff. The coffin was of polished elm, with massive brass fittings. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. John Davies. A fairly well attended meeting in con- nection with Cilely Lodge, S.W.M.F., was held at the Institute on Wednesday evening. Mr. William Henry Jones occu- pied the chair. The speakers were Messrs Tom Evans, D.C., Penygraig, and Enoch Morrell, Merthyr Vale. Both t speakers dwelt upon the "Eight Hours Bill." and the "Out of Work Scheme," at great length.
r SMILES AND SOAP Go well together, Especially when the Soap is The Painty Soap for Dainty Folk." 4d. per Tablet. nfd. per Box of 3 Tablets. '< Palace, Porth Managing Director Mr. C.V. Pooui" Acttag and District ManageT°0LE S TMrt'WALTER BYTOBTH wxr Hightly, a, CIO and 9 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 29th, and during the week— Special and Expensive Engagement of Miss FLORENCE SMITHERS, Supported by OweD M.Jb- JE& I lw 3wi Dacroy & Co., in the Comic Sketel), I Our Mary Jane." Wonderful Juggler and Cannon Manipulator, in his CHARLIE HUGHES, Vocal Comedian. The Singer of marvellous awe-inspiring Act: Sensible Songs. "Pastimes on a Battleship." BROS. LAVELLE, Acrobatic Eccentrics. TI^ PAL4SC0PE, in a Grand Series of Up-to-date 3 SIBMERS LEE, Marvellous Acrobats, Benders Weekly. Vocalists and Dancers. Just returned from Australia, London's Greatest ABAYAMA, Japanese Marvel. The World's Greatest Comedians. Foot Equilibrist. jur~ m 'm » ■ j ■ ■ m GRAPHO and JACKSON, in their Original Refined, (IKE) (WILL) Comedy Scena, Fun in a Restaurant." Introducing their latest Farcical Success. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, Ih (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY & PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4a.) 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. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY. 7 Monday, March 29, 1909, and during the W eekffc TWICE NIGHTLY. 5# WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE TED & MAY w Ir m IL I HOPKINS The Famous Welsh Humourists, IN "Wedding Bells. I PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, ts. 3d. TIYOLI JBBHL Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES Limited I Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN 6.50 & 9. Twice Nightly. 6.50 & 9 Monday, March 29, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Special Engagement of Marie Lloyd's Clever Sisters, C>SI:E: x..C>-YX» Comedienne. Just returned from her Phenomenal American Success. RAYMOND TRIO, in their Refined Musical and Dancing Act. VELA, Smart Wire Equilibrist. N. W. PHILLIPS & Co. in an Original Sensational Military Drama, entitled—A SOLDIER'S DISHONOUR Taken from a True Incident that actually occurred during the Zulu Campaign, ARTHUR STACEY, Eccentric Comedian and Dancer. NORA STOCKELLE, Comedienne. THE CEDRICS (Velma & Adolph), Comedy Artist e THE TIVOLISCOPE, with the Best Pictures Obtainable. Cannot be Beaten. And the Incomparable 3WzLv%]OOLM :R cko And Partner, in their wonderful Acrobatic Transformation Novelties. 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 and 8.50. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d). (Saturdays, 4d.). OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited The most Popular Place of Amusement in the Upper Rhondda, Monday, March [29, Three 3Mig £ hts Osalar POOLE'S Famous Myriorama! In all the latest events of the day. Grand Star Company. Poole's Popular Prices. Balcony, 1/ Early Door, 1/3. Pit, 6d., Early Door, 9d. Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Saturdays, 4d 7.30 Nightly. Early Doors,C-o. Ord nary Doors, 7. 10 E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLL |«l TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock. Iff A 3 booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 626, Nat -0- P Monday, March 29th, 1909.& Twice Nightly during the Week— Le Roy, Talma, & Bosco Talma (Queen of Coins), Le Roy (King of Conjurers), Bosco (Emperor of Fun). I In their Unique Entertainment. IELrA and MOZARABAR, Oriental Equilibrists N with trained Ravens and Pigeons. DOROSWAMI, the Indian Kubelik. BELLE DAVIS and her Pick Chick Actors, in Southern Pastimes. R F. W. T'URCELL'S Co., in the immensely success- B ful Comedietta, -1 That Brute Simmons." TOM E. HUGHES, a Comedian with a real sense MB of humour. One of the Upper Ten.' KATE TRAIL, in Songs at the Piano. E NANCE ELDER, Refined Comedienne New and Interesting Subjects on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. DALEY COOPER, MABEL LAIT and Com pany in Passing the Time." A Screamingly Funny Sketch. BIOSCOPE. DALEY COOPER, MABEL LAIT and Com pany t 'j in Passing the Time." A Screamingly Funny Sketch. NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. ole Proprietor ROBERT BEDFORD EVERY EVENING at 7.30., and SATURDAY at Two. Early doors-Matinee, 1-30 Ordinary doors3. 1-45. Evenings, 7 Ordinary doors, 7-15. -+- The Brilliant Comedy ç BfyEWSlER'S MILLIONS. PERCY HUTCHISON as Monty." Next Week, Mr. Lionel Rignold in the EARLY WORM. Booking Office at Theatre, 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. "0" For Six Nights only, commencing Monday, March. 99 Gigantic Attraction Mr. George Edwardes* Company, DIRECT FROM Daly's Theatre, London, The MerryWidow The play that is breaking theatrical records all over the World. Centre Circle, 2s.; Side Circle, Is. 6d.; Pit, Is.; Gallery, 6d. Early dors 3d. extra to all parts. Doors open at 7-10, commence at 7-40. Early doors 3d. extra to all parts. ACCIDENTS. s tt Accidents will always happea § § even to the best of Spectacles or g g Pince-nez, and it is good to know a S where you can obtain reliable repair service. We keep a record of all Spec- tacles supplied by us and possess g exact instruments for measuring Agnses other than our own. Under g iuch circumstances the replacing of a lens—an exact facsimile of the I broken one—is a simple matter. H Skilful workmanship character- 1 ises the whole of the repairing we do. f J. W. RICHARDS, Cbemist and Optician, PANDY SQUARE, TONYPANDY. 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