THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, Aug. 23rd, 1909, and during the Week, Mr, MORTON POWELL'S Star Company in the great human story founded on facts, How Girls are Brought to Ruin.' Written by Mrs, Morton Powell. Early Doors, 6.45, Ordinary, 715, POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. "Her Fatal Marriage, I) now being pro- duced at the Royal, is a weird and thril- lingl drama, with an intelligibly con- structed plot, well staged, and in the [bands of capable performers. The part iDf "Zacc Malletto," alias "Captain tVigo>" the secret assasin, is very effec- tively sustained by Mr. T. W. Duns- 'combe. "Myi-a Malletto is a very efcrong character, most ably interpreted bj Miss Ruth Zxlwood^ whose splendid (acting claims first consideration. Mr. Tom Bowson takes the part of Wilfred Strey, nthe curate, and carries out the teliaracter to perfection. Miss Lydia 'Andre, as "Lily," is charming. A great deal of genuine fun is imported into the pi&y by Mr. Wilton Drury (" Peter Simple") and Miss Laura Wright .("Dolly Dimple''). The blue room wene.3 are somewaht of a fresh depar- ture in stagecraft, reminding one of the .old-fashioned novels of the Mrs. Rad- icliffe style, which tended to make one's teeth chatter, flffih creep, and blood run cold, though Tonypandy audiences seem (to be able to view these scenes with en- joyment and without any display of terror. Next week, Morton Powell's play, 'Brought to Ruin," will hold the ■boards.
Cardiff Empire. THE BOISSETS AND PHIL RAY NEXT WEEK. A well selected programme has been secured for Cardiff Empire next week. The famous Boissets will be seen in one of their funny sketches. Phil Ray, the peculiar patterer, or, as he would style himself, the" peco. patt, is another' attraction. His style, distinctly his own,- may perhaps best be described as free and easy, or the go-as-you-please comedy method. Brevity is the soul of wit, it is said; Phil Ray is the soul of brevity. In fact, while he is on the stage, abbre- viating is a mania, with him. The only theatrical words which he will not ab- breviate are ''salary" and "treasury." A very clever and novel ventriloquial entertainment will be presented next week by Thora. An intresting engage- ment is that of Jimmy Curwell, who, but a short time ago was a newsboy in Liverpool. He will present a musical number of artistic significance, including Mendelssohn's familiar Ronda Capricci- oso. The boy will also play a dashing march of his own composition. Park's Eton Boys, Albert Rees, Larola, Rose C'amani, Mike Mono, and the ever en- tertaining bioscope conclude the list of next week's attractions.
A Drury Lane Sensation. At the New Theatre, Cardiff, next week we have a visit of the great scenic production, Sins of Society," from Drury Lane Theatre. Since Father Vaughan denounced Society's sins in such a scathing manner from the pulpit, the vexed question of "what are the sins?" has been discussed again and again. The authors of the play have endeavoured to answer the query, and in doing so have kept strictly to facts. The playgoers are not asked, as in most fiction plays, to imagine anything. The play itself is ab- solutely a review of the doings of society. The incidents shown in the bridge club, the racecourse, the troopship, and the church scene, all really happened, and will be fresh in the memory of the audi- ence. In the days of the old stock companies, the bare idea, of a travelling, company ever carrying so much scenery and effects would have been scouted as in the highest degree absurd, and still more would the notion that it was pos- sible to have set such scenes down in town after town, have been put down as ridiculous. The fact that it is done with such completeness and ease is a tribute to the enormous advances which stage- craft has made within recent years. But the "Sins of Society is much more than a mere spectacle, it is a fine and thrilling play. In fact, the picture is worthy of its beautiful setting, and while the eye is fascinated with a succession of good things, the mind is absorbed with the unfolding of an intensely interesting and sometimes poignantly human story.
New Town Hall, Pontypridd, A grand assault-at-arms, boxinp" and wrestling tournament will take place on Friday and Saturday, August 20th and 21st, at the above hall. Albert W. Coles has been specially engaged. Coles is a Welsh miner from Abertillery, and an ideal athlete. Only two years ago Coles started the art of wrestling with the best men in England. He offers to for- feit £ 100 to charity if he fails to defeat Councillor Peter Wright in ten minutes. A boxing competition for lads of 8st. olbs. to 9st. will also be held, and we understand a large number of entries have been received by Professor Jack Neill, the referee. Young Curly Osborne, 7st. 61b. champion boxer of Great Britain,' will appear each evening, as also will Frank Saville (the challenger of Arthur Norton), and Charles Neill, who will
Opera House, Treherbert. Across the Frontier," or the Black Hawks, is the title of the attraction at Treherbert this week. It is presented by Messrs. F. H. Melville and Arizona Joe's American Company. The terrific fight between Bowie knife and the Indian tomahawk is without doubt the most realistic fight before the public. The caste is an exceedingly strong one, whilst the scenery leaves nothing to be desired. On Friday night, the semi- sacred romantic high class play, drama- tised from Victor Hugo's novel, Les entitled, "The Sinner that Repenteth," will be presented.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. As will be seen in our advertising columns, the Hippodrome will again open its doors on Monday next with a grand variety programme. During the past two weeks, cleaners, decorators, car- penters, and also the electrician have been busily engaged in their respective occupations, making the Hippodrome more attractive than ever before.
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London and Provincial Bank, Limited. The report and balance sheet of the London and Provincial Bank, Limited, which appeared in our issue of the 7th inst., shows the continued prosperity of this important banking Company, and the immense business transacted by them. The current, deposit and other accounts amounting to no less than L15,700,936 12s.; the balance of the last profit and loss account stood at t56,043 13s., whilst the gross profit for the half- year, after making provision for bad and doubtful debts and contingencies, and deducting rebate on bills not due, amounts to C317,607 48. 8d. Current expenses came to E138,007 4s. 4d., with interest amounting to C88,844 3s. 3d., and t72,000 was paid in dividend at the rate of 18 per cent. per annum. The subscribed capital amounts to tl,600,0100, whilst the reserve fund stands at £ 1,475,000, invested in £ 1,777,108 con- sols at 83. The auditors in their report state that the investments of the Bank are of a marketable value in excess of the amount standing in the balance sheet. The premises, owing to the amounts written off from time to time, stand," they believe, at far less than their value, and the fittings and the furniture have been wholly written off. The provision for bad and doubtful debts and contingencies largely exceeds the amount estimated to be at present re- quired. The balance sheet is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and cor- rect view of the state of the Company's affairs, according to the best of our in- formation and the explanations given, us, and as shown by the books of the Company."
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I TAFF STREET (opposite Penuel Chapel), PONTYPRIDD, I ALSO AT I High St., Bargoed, and Church St., Abertillery. Headquarters 42, City Road, Cardiff. I IS! S jESBt I Palace, Porth Proprietors. .P°°LE.! TM?.™LTEE BYTOES Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE. Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BYNORTH Airlift G.gOI 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 house Special Trams leave the Palace a-fter each Performance. Monday, August 23rd, 1909, and during (he week, LEa. ZELOVAS, Continental Acrobatic Equilibrists. LIL O'GORMAN, Vocalist and Expert Dancer. RUTH LYTTON, Scotch Comedienne. The Man in White-ARTHUR SLATER. DIAMOND & BEATRICE, the World-Renowned In Whistling Scena, Morning, Noon and Night." With Special Musical Artistes, Stage Setting. THE ROWNTBBES, Popular Singing ana Pattering THE PALASC0PE in a ^dIyferie" o £ Up-to-Date Films Comedy Couple. And Special Engagement of the Special Engagement of Signor and Madame WILL DOUGLAS TROUPE OF BORE XJ XiI 5 JOLLY BAKERS The Cat-chy Comedy Couple. Great Comedy Risley Act, « The Bakers' Beano," THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 11- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/8). BALCONY & PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 8d. (Early Doora 4d.li Early Doors, 6 and 8-10. Ordinary Doors Open at 6-10 and 8-20. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge.. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY. m Au9u8t 23, and During the Week. O "•OH twigs nightly. O• OU WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE After being closed down for two weeks to allow for Cleaning and Re-decorating Mr. Will Stone wishes to announce the GRAND RE OPENING On Monday Next, August 23, 1909, With an ENORMOUS PROGRAMME of First-Class VARIETY ARTISTES AND PICTURES. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d' Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1 Early Doors, Is. 3d. low Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEITRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, August 23, 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 Special and Expensive Engagement of the Great Act— MAKERS OF HISTORY. The Apotheosis of Sculptor's Art. A Series of Artistic LIVING STATUES." The Statues depicted include Lord Beaconsfield, Lord Clive, William Ewart Gladstone, Sir Henry Irving, Robert Burns, Sir William Treloar, Bart. (Lord Mayor of London, 1907). Joseph Chamberlain, Lord Charles Beresford, General Booth and H. M. King Edward VII. METZ AND METZ, Comedians and Simultaneous Dancers. THE CZAR TROUPE of Royal Russian Whirlwind Dancers. THE TOREADORS, in their Great Comedy Act, "The Bull Fight." WILSON BLACKLEDGE, Humorous Entertainer at the Piano. FRED S. PEAKE & Co., in a New and Original Dramatic Sketch, entitled- "THE HYPOCRITE." THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Fine New Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. HH In their New> Refined and ■ ■ Vm B ClOU IVI W I* I Oy Talented Comedy Novelty. 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.). OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors L,Poole's Theatres, Limited Monday, August 23rd, Nightly at 7.30, and during the week Miss ANNIE ROGERS presents the Well-known Character Comedian, FRED L. CONNYNGHAME, supported by a Specially Selected Company, in the Powerful Domestic Drama- A Mother s Love By the Authors and Part Authors of The Prodigal Parson," Is he a Christian ? From the Standard, Terriss', West London, and Metropole Theatres, London. Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors at 7. First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circle 1s. 6d.; Pit Is.; Gallery 6d. Early doors, 3d. extra to all parts. LOOK OUT NEXT WEEK- THE DANDY FIFTH,3 i E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) M Managing Director OSWALD 8TOLL TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 Katv Monday, August 23rd, 1909, and P during the Week. The Soul of Brevity PHIL RAY, Peculiar Patter Comedian. I MIKE MONO, Comedian and Dancer, ALBERT REES, Drawing Room Entertainer, LARLOLA, a Quaint Comedy Acrobat, A THORA, The Great Lady Ventriloquist. R PARK'S ETON BOYS AND GIRTON GIRLS Juvenile Vocalists of High Order. JAMES CURWELL, Presenting his Entertain* ment at the Piano. JAMES CURWELL, Presenting his Entertain* t a ment at the Piano. ROSE CABANI, a Singer of Catchy Songs and a Neat Dancer. ENew Pictures on the American Bioscope, BOISSET TROUPE in THE BRICKLAYERS. A New Light on the Labour Question. a in THE BRICKLAYERS. A New Light on the JBtta) Labour Question. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Monday, August 23: And Every Evening during the Week; Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR HINTON, TRAVIS GREEN, and RUTH ZILLWùOD present their No. 1 Company in the New and Original Mystic Drama, entitled- HER FATAL MARRIACE Miss RUTH ZILLWOOD as "Myra Malletto." Mr. T. W. DUNSCOMBE as "Zaco Malletto." Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/- j Gallery, 6d. Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. -= NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor, ROBERT BEDFORD EVERY EVENING AT 7.30, J. BANNISTER HOWARD'S Principal Com pany, including Fred Eastman, in the success- ful Musical Play, Florodora. Next Week—The Drury Lane Play, The Sins of Society. Booking Office at Theatre, 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376. 1 BEAUTY'S EYES. I |1 Glasses carefully chosen to H g harmonise with your features, will « Im not in the least degree detract from H your personal appearance or make M you look old. 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Tivoli, Pentre. In. spite of hot weather, the excellent •entertainment at the Tivoli this week 'attracts great crowds. The hall is venti- lated and disinfected scientifically, so that it is a pleasure to remain seated the whole time and enjoy the good fare so generously provided by the owners, Messrs. Poole. The star turn is prob- ably one of the finest .sketches in the country; the Ten Loonies will long be remembered as the producers of a mag- nificent funny mueical sketch. Of these performers, eight are mad musicians, living together, and being well looked '.after by two keepers, one of whom is also manager of all and everything. There 'are numerous incidents which provoke rounds of laughter, while there are also musical renderings of classical music, which are worthy of the beet brass band. The pianist is an exceptionally clever artiste, and deserves the applause showered upon him by the audience. One f the Loonies is an exceptionally clever drummer, many bands would be only too glad to obtain his assistance. The pat- rons of the Tivoli this week will sincerely thank Messrs. Poole for this opportunity of seeing such a successful sketch as ""Dotty,1" The Brothers Bright who re- cently appeared at Porth, maintain their 10 great reputation. They perform various (feats of strength, so easily, so neatly, Artistically, and quickly, that they must Ibe ranked with the foremost of athletesl. fThey are deservedly applauded. Mike Mono claims to be the Irish Stratton. He is certainly very successful, both as io, singer and as a dancer, Hits jokes were new, and not "as old as the hills." Rose atid Wold are exceedingly smart acro- bats, Their turn includes comedy, as well as feats of bounding, at which the audience marvel, They are also very cap- able performers on the wire. Mono Gar- lick proves very successful as an elocu- tionist. She gives two representations; the first recital is a piece from The Bondman," and a really difficult work is accomplished. In the second, she ap- pears as Marcus Superbuts," the favour- ite character of the late Wilson Barrett, pleading for the life of his Mercia," Miss Garrick possesses a splendid voice, which she is able to control perfectly, -and all her gestures are expressive. Wal- lace Whitney pays another visit to Psntre, and his popularity is not on the wane. As long as he has such successful songs as he now has, it is very probable that we shall be pleased to listen to him again. Other good vocalists and dancers -3xe Babs Lloyd and Beatrice Foster, In (addition to the above, the Tivoliscope displays a good series of new pictures, and the- orchestra, under the able con- dactorship of Mr. W. A. Totten, gives us good music, including an overture.
Palace Porth. The premier offering of a very fine pro- gramme at the Palace this week is Maud Lordy,. with her marvellous troupe of dog acrobats and actors. The X, intelligence displayed by these animals exhibit severe training. Their feats of equilibrium, in particular, are exceedingly good, and wins loud applause. For rare skill, the Athos Troupe of ball manipulators and novelty acrobats are certainly par excel- lence. The* manner they handle the balls, and their acrobatic feats, are sim- ply amazing, and they deserve the en- coniums showered upon them. Un- doubtedly one of the finest sketches yet produced at the Palace is that of Fred S. Peake and Co.'s new dramatic sketch, The Hypocrite." The dramatic art, combined with magnificent scenery, in- troduced, wins instantaneous approval and great applause. Al and Lal, in music, ventriloquism, and comedy; Cap- tain Kettle, the Coin King; Madge Osmond, male impersonator, are also very much appreciated; so are Wright and Elton, in a novel comedy act, The Lady Artist," and the Sisters Wingrove, the military maids, are very fine turns, and deserving of comment. The pictures of the Palascope, The Chess Players and the Porth Carnival," are also much appreciated.