THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, Aug. 16th, 1909, and during the Week, Messrs, GREEN, HINTON AND ZILL WOOD'S Company, in the Original and Mystic Play- HER FATAL MARRIAfiR! Miss RUTH ZILLWOOD as "Myra Maletto." Mr. T. W. D17NSC0MBE as Zarco Malletto.' Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7 15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Her Nameless Child Sam Duckworth's excellent production—occu- pies the boards at the Royal" this week, and as in past productions of this homely drama, a moral lesson that is only too often forgotten is driven home to the I minds and hearts of the audience. The I story of the play is well known to our readers, and its recapitulation is there- fore unnecessary here. "Antony Ford," the blacksmith, a splendid old character, is excellently portrayed bv Mr. J. W. Evelyn; whilst" Phylis Ford," around whom the whole story revolves, is done ample justice to by Miss Pattie Hastings. Miss Mona Gray appears to advantage as "Lady Sibil," whilst no less admirable is t! Lord Henry Woodville" as sustained by. Mr. Arthur E. Pringle. Nor is the comic element absent, for Tom Rivera," a would-be detective and postman (Mr. Larry Clements), causes no end of amuse- ment. Other characters are also ably portrayed. Next week, Messrs. Green and Hinton will present "A Fatal Marriage."
Palace Porth. The premier offering of an exceedingly Versatile and clever combination at the Palace this week is the turn of the Broe. Bradshaw, the great acrobatic eccentrics. They are unusually skilful as acrobats and contortionists, and evoke tremendous applause. W. T. Ellwanger, supported with a powerful company, makes quite a r: hit" with his sketch, an American absurdity, Who Did It? and is respon- sible for uproarious laughter. Quite a unique turn is that of the Zanfrellas, American novelty gymnasts. The feats performed by this skilful pair are simply amazing, particularly those upon the pedestal. A very fine pair of duettists are Bertha St. Ruth and C'issie Conyers. Fine vocalists, with good songs, they are well received. The Three Sisters Grovini, lightning tumblers, benders and acrobats, are also brilliant and clever. Beattie Foster, comedienne; and Flo Esdaile, comedienne, make ham hits; whilst Wallace Whitney, character comedian, though last, is by no means least. The Palascope pictures, as usual, are quite up--to-da,te. The Palace has undergone considerable improvement in regards to the seating accommodation and deco- ration, and now ranks in the front of Welsh music halls,
Tivoli, Pentne. Messrs, Poole are to be congratulated upon providing Pentre with a place of amusement which is at once comfortable in its seating accommodation and pos- sesses an attractive interior. The summer recess has been utilised to advantage and no expense has been spared to place the Tivoli in the front rank of provincial theatres, for every department has undergone a thorough spring cleaning, thus adding to the comfort and pleasure of its patrons. The orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr. W. A. Totten, has also been augmented, whilst the stage pre- sents a pleasing spectacle with new scenic effects. The bill of fare presented this week introduces what is undoubtedly the most clever troupe of dogs and catSJ ever shown locally. Their agility is marvel- lous, while their talent and instinct proves them to be almost human, Horace and Olga's Dogs and Cats should on no account be missed. Captain Kettle pays a return visit, and captivates all with his dexterous coin tricks and con- juring, which will take some beating. Margit and Lena, in their eccentric act, "Wet Paint," fully deserve the appre- ciation granted them by an approving audience. Their turn is amusing and clever, daring feats being executed, whilst the sensational neck-breaking leap of the male performer is astounding. A touch- ing sketch is presented by Irve Hayman and Co., entitled « Ohristmas E:ve." The episode throughout is performed with realistic dramatic effect, the role of burglar being faithfully portrayed. The I acting of the child disturbed out of her slumber is deserving of especial merit, her childish prattle—which completely overcomes the midnight intruder, and robs him of his erstwhile daring—being enacted true to nature. Charles Gardener is an eccentric comedian, crammed full with quaint jokes, which take well; whilst Jack Hayworth proves himself a; favourite with a repertoire of Scottish yarns and songs'. The Zampahs are neat performers and harmonise well in nonular duets, winding up their turn with graceful stepping, which earns for them rounds of applause. The Porth Carnival is graphically depicted upon the Tivoliscope, as also are other films.
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Opera House, Trehepbert. Drink," a dramatised version of Emil Zola's celebrated novel, L'Assommoir," is presented at the above house this week. This play has been described as the greatest moral play of the day, and a visit to the theatre this week will go a long way to prove the truth of such a claim. Mr, Gray Langton's company, who are responsible for the production, have already appeared with great success at several London and leading provincial theatres. The part of "Coupeau" is admirably portrayed by Mr. Chas. Carte, who has won the highest eulogies from Press and public. Visitors to the Opera House cannot have failed to see the extreme alterations that have taken place in regard to the decoration of the auditorium. Electric light is now installed on the stage and in the interior, and when lit up, Treher- bert s sole place of amusement presents a very pleasing sight.
Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd. To follow the drama, "Another Man's Wife," which is being produced at the Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd, this week by the Granville Company, Mr. C. Trenchard has arranged with Mr. C. Watson Mill to produce on Monday next and each evening during the week the new romantic play, "The Love of the Princess," when Miss Dorothy Haigh will appear as The Princess and Mr. Lewin Mannering as The Prince."
Cardiff Empire. The famous comedians, the Poluski Bros., are the premier attraction of next week's Cardiff Empire bill, and will pre- sent a funny sketch on the subject of the Territorials. Paul Barnes, the clever American raconteur and comedian, also arrives. Mr. Barnes is a man of many parts and is the author of many popular songs, in- cluding the world-famous Good-bye, Dolly Gray." Ella Shields, the delightful American vocalist, is on the same bill. Miss Shields comes from Baltimore, Maryland, the home of coons, so it is only natural that she should sing coon songs. She knows their every mannerism, and when you have seen her, you know them, too. Hence her success. Mr. Carter Livesev and Miss Lilian Roseberry are engaged to present that funny sketch, The Would-be Actors Rehearsing a Drama." The story of how it was written is a curious one. "It was not all done in a day," said Mr. Livesey to the writer. "My wife and I developed our ideas after partaking of a good dinner. We talked to one another of how a novice would act on the stage, and our impromptu opinions were modelled into a scheme for a. sketch. It was not completed for several weeks, for we con- tinually added little items and chopped and changed things about until the piece was to our satisfaction." Miss Roseberry has been a leading lady in various companies for many years. Amongst the pieces in which she has played are The Prodigal Daughter," Violet," The Lights of London," with Mr. Milton Bode; "Tommy Atkins," Man to Man," &c. Mann's Elephants, the Grassis, New Macs, Sisters Dorrell, and Bros. Lester complete the programme.
New Theatre, Cardiff. FLORODORA." The management of the New Theatre is to be congratulated in securing for the attraction next week that well-established and most successful musical comedy, Florodora." It will be presented by Mr, J. Bannister Howard's principal London company, and no expense has been spared to keep up the reputation of this tuneful comic opera. The following well-known London artistes will be found in the caste, the favourite comedian, Mr. Fred Eastman, being retained for his original part of "Anthony Tweedlepunch," which he has played some 1,500 times. This popular comedian has appeared in all the leading West End theatres at various times, his last annearance being at the Waldorf Theatre in the Gipsy Girl." He has also played in over thirty pantomimes, including Drury Lane and the Adelphi Theatre. Other artistes in- clude Miss Hilda Guivir as "Dolores"; Miss Florence Hersee, who will be remem- bered in the success she made in The Belle of New York Miss Alice Nixon, as "Lady Holyrood." Mr. P. Courtier Dutton and Mr. Harold Perry still retain their old parts of "Frank Abercoed and Captain Arthur Donegal," with Mr. Edivii-i Oxlee as Leandro," and Mr. Stanley White as Cyrus Gilfain." There will be a full opera chorus and augmented orchestra, under' the direction of Mr. Ernee Woodville. The scenery and dresses are said to be on a most lavish and magnificent scale.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. The Hippodrome is now closed for cleaning and decorating: purposes, and will be opened with a strong programme on Monday, August 23rd.
Tar Sprayer on Fire at Trealaw. Some commotion was caused at Mid- Rhondda yesterday bv huge volumes of smoke emanating from the District Coun- cil yard at Trealaw It was discovered that the tar-sprayer had caught fire, and it was with the utmost difficulty that the fire was put out, the local brigade being summoned to render assistance.
Theft from Cardiff College. Walter Evans (28), of Tonypandy, was charged at Cardiff on Wednesday with stealing a coat, value 3s., the property of James Clarke, of the college registrar's department, and another coat, value 3s. 6d., the property of Frederick Pryce, from the cloakroom of the new college buildings, Cathays Park. P.O. Jackson stated that he met the prisoner walking through Cathays Park Jfith a, bundle tied up under his arm. He tackled him, and prisoner said" he had brought them fromi Pontypridd, where he was lodging. Prisoner now promised to reform, and Sir William Crossman fined him 10s.. or seven days, on each offence.
Letters to the Editor. Letters on any subject of public interest are cordially invited. The insertion of a letter does not necessarily mean that the Editor agrees with the views ex- pressed therein. Correspondents should write on one side of the paper only, and no letter will be published unless the writer sends his name and address, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader," Sir,—On Monday, July 26th, a confer- ence convened by a League, known as the Plebs League," was held at Tap- house's Music Rooms, Oxford. Recently the District Executives of the Federation and the various Trades Councils in South Wales were asked to send representatives to this conference. The lukewarmness with which the movement then met is undoubtedly justified by recent events. It will be recalled that the object of the meeting was to discuss the proposal for the founding of a, new Labour College at Oxford, The movement was initiated by a few constitutionally discontented students, who with their sympathisers formed the majority at Monday's confer- ence. There were present, however, a number of representatives sent by the Social Democratic Federation and branches of the I.L.P. These included a, few from South Wales. The people who are in- terested in this matter should bear in mind that those students who were known to be in opposition, and who would be able to throw some light on the recent dispute at Ruskin College, were rigidly excluded from the conference. A reso- lution was passed which called upon the Trades Unions to levy their members to establish the proposed institution. The reader will notice that in these cases it is the good old milch cow, the Trades Unions, that is always expected to find the money. But the most astounding feature of the whole thing is that the movement was initiated and is being led by men who hold distinctly anti-Trades Union views and are members of an anti- Trades Union organisation known as the Industrial Workers of the WorbJ. I will give just three names. The leader of the movement at Oxford is Mr. George Sims, who is a member of the I.W.W. In South Wales the leading spirits are Messrs. N. Ablett (Porth) and T. Evans (Treorchy), two ex-students of Ruskin College, who were censured by their District at last October's meeting for advocating views which were considered detrimental to the interests of the Federation. I believe the responsible members of the Miners' Federation and other Trades Unions will not fail to thoroughly enquire into this hollow business before giving away their hard-earned savings.—Yours &c., O. T, HOPKINS. Ruskin College, Oxford.
Royal Male Choir. Rousing Reception in South Africa. Every Item Encored. We have received the following letter from a South African correspondent detailing his impressions of a, concert given by the Royal (Treorchy) Male Voice Choir, which is now touring South Africa, under the conductorship of Me. William. Thomas: Military Hospital, Potchefstroom "Transvaal, S.A., "July 9th, 1909. Sii,T feel I must write and tell you of the visit to this town of my-of our- countrymen, viz., the Royal Welsh Male Choir. This choir, as you probably know, is composed of 25 male singers from various parts of the Rhondda. They come here from Australia, having toured not only that Continent, but also the United States. In both cases they met with un- qualified, and perhaps, in a measure, un- expected success. "You can imagine my delight when I heard they were in South Africa, and more, that they proposed paying this town a visit, which they did last Thurs- day. In the afternoon I met them, and found some old friends, and had a long chat about many mutual acquaintances. I had just received my Rhondda Leader" from home, and great was their delight and pleasure on seeing the familiar paper. "In the evening. Potchefstroom turned up in great force at the new Town Hall, where the choir was singing. The pro- gramme (enclosed) commenced with our National Anthem. The audience rose spontaneously to their feet, and I could not refrain from joining in the grand old song, much to the surprise of my imme- diate neighbours. The anthem was repeated on the commencement of part 2 of the programme, by the special re- quest of a large number of the audience. Every item during the evening was enthusiastically cheered and encores demanded, among the latter being The March of the Men of Harlech" and Aberystwyth." Mr. Todd Jones had a great recep- tion, his beautiful voice in the various numbers being rapturously applauded. Mr. Trevor Lewis and "Mr. Robert Jones shared with him the great appreciation of the audience. But indeed, the whole choir met with a most hearty and deserved greeting. Perhaps the two pieces rendered by the choir which attracted most attention were the Italian Salad and Tyrol (Ambroise), although it was difficult to select a favourite—all the numbers being so beau- tiful. From here the choir went to Pretoria. From there they go to Johannesburg:, and thence to Bloemfontein, from which place they return home, arriving about Sep- tember. I hear great preparations are being made in Johannesburg (which is the most fashionable town in South Africa) for their reception.—I am, vours, &c., DANIEL MORGAN.
An Englishman s Duty" Assault upon Police at Ystrad. At Toii-Peiitre Police Court on Monday (before the Stipendiary and other magis- trates), Geo. Podger (39), labourer, of Ystrad, was charged with having brutally assaulted P.C. O. Batten on Saturday night in a street at Ystrad, where pri- soner was throwing stones -at some win- dows. The officer stated that immediately he interfered Podger, who was drunk, kicked him violently, blackening one of his eyes. Defendant in Court denied having kicked the officer, in the eye, but admitted having struck him, alleging that the constable had hit him first. I let him have one, as any Englishman would have done," added Podger. He was fined 10s. for being drunk and sent to gaol for a, month with hard labour for the assault on the constable. F. Dodson (39), labourer, Gelli, was similarly sentenced for having committed a vicious assault upon P.C. M. Banks, who had one of his fingers dislocated in the melee.
Palace Porth Proprietors POOLE'S THEATKES Co., LIMITED Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE. Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BYNORTH 6>20 i :i-=h.1tIy., 8>30 First Performance between 6.20 and 8.20. Second Performance between 8,30 and 10.30. Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each housi Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performance. Monday, August 16th, 1909, and during the week, Special Engagement of WRIGHT & ELTON, In Novel Comedy Act-" The Lad Artist. MAUD LORDY A THE PALASCOPE in a Grand Series of Up-to-Date Filn; With her Marvellous Dog Acrobats and Actors. Weekly; and by the request of a very large number of patrons the CAPT, KETTLE, The Coin King, Watch the Coin. SISTERS WINGROVE, The Military Maids. Forth Carnival Film FRED S. PEAKE & Co. in a New and Original Dramatic Will be again shown at each performance. Come and see it Sketch, entitled-" The HYPOCRITE." MADGE OSMOND, London's Latest Male Impersonator. flTIi £ 3 AL & LAL, In Music Ventriloquism and Comedy. Direct from the London Coliseum. Original Ball Manipulators and Novelty Acrobats. 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 Doors id Early Doors, 6 and 8-10. Ordinary Doors Open at 6-10 and 8-20. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Chlrge TIVOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, August 16, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Twice Nightly: 6-20 and 8-30. First performance between 6.20 and 8.30. Second performance between 8.30 and 10.30. Open at 6.10 and 8.20. Early doors at 6 and 8.10. Trams and Trains to suit each performance. Important and Expensive Engagement of the Funniest Musical Sketch ever seen- THE ORIGINAL IO loonies IO FAMOUS MAD MUSICIANS, presenting their Hysterically Hilarious Sketch, "DOTTY." BEATTIE FOSTER, the Favourite Comedienne. MIKE MONO, the Irish Stratton. MONA GARRICK, in Scenes and Characters from various Plays. WALLACE WHITNEY, the Popular Character Comedian. Tubby the Footballer." ROSE AND WOLD, the Greatest Bounding Acrobatic Comedy Wire Artistes extant. BABS LLOYD, the Clever Comedienne and Dancer. THE TIVOLISCOPE, In a fine new series of up-to-date films weekly. BROTHERS BRIGHT. ATHLETES. A Pair of Bright Brothers. THE TIVOLI BAND of Selected Musicans. One of the best in the Provinces. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d. GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d). (Saturdays, 4d.). INFWAK -mar Mt__M AM m ma OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited Monday, August 16th, Nightly at 7.30, and during the week. 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