Olympia, Pentre. c< A Pageant on Wheels "cuch is the description given to the grand fancy dress carnival which is to be held on New Year's Eve at the Olympia Skating Rink, Pentre. And we believe this description will in no way be misannlied, for there will be skaters dressed in historical cos- tumes, comical costumes, and many other costumes too numerous to mention. Skating commences at 8, and the grand parade will take place at 9 o'clock, and for this unique occasion the orchestra will be considerably augmented. It is certainly a novel idea to skate the old year out and the new one in.
New Workmen's Hall, Fenncfale. The dramatic season of the above com- menced on Monday night, when Messrs. H. Armitage and A. Leigh's company presented that great dramatic success, Leah Kleschna." The building was packed from floor to ceiling before the curtain was raised, and scores of persons were refused admittance. A pleasant feature of the New Hall is the orchestra (conductor, Mr. Malcolm Young). Mr. Wm. Clayton as Kleschna," and Mr. Chas. Barrett as Paul Sylvaine" were great favourites with the audience. Mr. Graham Pockett as Schram was a jgreat success, and Mr. Algernon J. Hicks took the part of Raoul Burton" to perfection. Miss Bessie Rignold consti- tuted herself a great favourite by her fine impersonation of "Leah Kleschna." All being given a tremendous ovation when they came before the curtain. 'Others of the company who helped to make it such a success were Messrs. E. J. Coyne, Bert Gunther, Bernard Rale, Aries Conway, Frederick Bannerman, Henry Buxton, Misses Ethel Russell. Emmie Wallace, Madge Beresford, May Hammond, and Edith Summers.
Ton-Pentre A.F.C., Cwmparc A.F.C., and other Leading Clubs get all their Togs, Boots, Balls, etc., AT SAM WILTSHIRE'S Sports Depot, Treorchy. THEY CANNOT DO BETTER NEITHER CAN YOU Everything^: &S AT U pj Sports Depot of 1 I I En the Rhondda. Palace, Porth P oprie rs POOLE'S THEATRES CO., LIMITED. Managing Director Mr. C. W. POOLE. Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BY NORTH. vgmm 00 lubor &.45 Twice X a Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each house. Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performenc3. Monday, January 3s?dL, iSXO, and during tire week, Special and Expensive Engagement of T. W. LENNER, an Original and Funny Comedian, with m jm m • MM B Clever Songs and Witty Patter. jj §§ f| OSIG LmM O V (f BURNETTI, the Original Quick-Change Character Musician. The Celebrated Comedienne (Sister of MARIE LLOYD). BLANCO WHITE & EMILIE CLIFFORD preseat their Hrgh. ROSIE LLOYD has come rapidly to the front by her charm and abiiity, and is class Vaudeville Feature, -Watch the Piano. D now second to none. m TJEiJE SCOPE, BURNS & BENTLEY, the Premier Dancing Team.. y In a Grand Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. CLO WN ARGO, Continental Eccentric Farmyard Mimic, g-w SWT TB Imitator of Animals, Birds, Instruments, Machinery, etc. nBl B P ™ *Mli Willi# TEE & TEE, in a Pot-Pourri of Musical Fun. In an Excruciatingly Funny Act, Among the Celestials." 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, 4d.) Early Doors, 6.25 and 8.25 Ordinary Doors Open at 6-35 and 8-35. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY Z T)A Monday, Jan. 3rd, and during the Week. Q IJilill.. TWICE NIGHTLY WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. ø A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL. LADDIE, a Splendid Picture Story. I HIS BRAND NEW HAT, a Screamer. Miss ALa TRELOAR., The Male Impersonator at the Piano. EL KAN TARA, a fine specimen of Natural Colour Photography. Herald Comedy Four, Vocalists and Dancers, in a new Act, entitled—" The Indians and the Sailor." BOBBY, THE BOY SCOUT, a most pathetic Picture Story. TUDOR'S EDUCATES PONIES, Four Human-like Animals, assisted by TUDORA. THE TRUANT, Another Screamingly Funny Picture. F. S. Howard, The Artist Entertainer. TWO NAUGHTY BOYS, Another Funny Picture. BRONCHO BREAKING, a Wonderfully Interesting Picture. THE NEW YORK CLIPPER, MM..t!ijmMntt MMMX- "'MST And her American BOWERY BOYS, in Vocal and Dancing Speciality All Children must be paid for. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d Early Doors 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. TIVOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, January 3rd, 1910, & Twice Nightly during the Week Twice Nightly: 6-45 and 8-45. First performance between 6.45 and 8.45. Second performance between 8.45 and 10.45. Open at 6.35 and 8.35. Early doors at 6.25 & 8.25. Trams and Trains to suit each performance Special and Expensive Engagement of WILD, WILLIE, and WEST, Britain's Greatest Comedy Acrobats. MABEL LE ROY, Chorus Comedienne, in her Latest London Successes. j, BOB HAMILTON, the Celebrated Scotch Comedian. | The Famous SISTERS GROVINI (Rosie, Lillie and Minnie), Marvellous Lightning] Acrobats and Benders, I PETER SHANNON, the Ideal Coon„ Exponent of Buck and Sand Dancing. I PETRO AND LEON, Sensational and Comedy Gymnasts. STEVE BARTLE, Edeophone and English Concertina Soloist. THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Fine New Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. RORKE, ROOKE & Co., In the Musical, Farcical Burletta, The Prince's Love Affair." 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. (Earlv Doors, 9d Gallery, 3d (Saturday, 4d) Early Doors, 4d. OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. „ Poole s Theatres, Limited Proprietors -• Mr. M. B. Pedlar. Manager For Six Nights Only, commencing Monday, Jan. 3rd, WELCOME RETURN VISIT OF TOM OWEN, The Original Welsh Comedian And his Talented Company of STAR ARTISTES, In an Entirely New Production, entitled— Weltsbi Wales "■* written and Composed by Mr. ALBERT VOYOE. The Company includes TOM OWEN in New Songs and Stories. Miss ANNIE WILLIAMS, Welsh Soprano. Miss GERTIE LENO, Soubrette and Dancer, MAVIS AND FARRELL, Musical Speciality. Mr H B PRITCHARD, Baritone Vocalist. The Winner of several Champion Competitions. TTn tn date Pictures on the BIOSCOPE. Mauretania Arriving at Fishguard. Up-to-date ±-icrorgR^ yExiNON, Basso aud Descriptive Vocalist. Miss JESSIE CON WAY, Contralto Soubrette. FAY AND FOY (Edie and Fred). Musical Comedy Duettists. A New Sketch entitled The Insurance Office." Mr. G. F. EDMUNDS, Solo Pianoforte and Accompanist. 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 E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLL Iff iill TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock 111 Seats booked daily by Post or Ttle. No. 625 -0- P Monday, January 3,1910, and during the Week. JOHN LAWSON (Himself) & Company In The Monkey's Paw," John Lawson as The Father. WILL DACEY akd MAUD LEWIS, Singers, •or Dancers, and Eccentric Acrobats. ji J, C. SCATTER, Comedian, who will scatter || Seeds of Merriment, and produce a Copious ■ Crop cf Comicalities to drive dull care away. J| THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE, shewing New Pictures. GLENROY TROUPE, Dancers and Speciality B Performers. LOVELY LIVELY LILY BURNAND, the Favourite Comedienne. UGONAP in hia Burlesque Scena, "Home with- out a Mother." UGONAP in his Burlesque Scena, "Home with- out a Mother." GRACE MERTON, a Ringer who formerly earned a livelihood by Singing in the Streets of London E THE QUAINT Q'S, Four Harironioua Comedians SpS in Song, Dance and Comedy. The Great Vocal A.ctress and Comedienne. Aliss LYDIA YEAMANS, assisted at the Piano by Mr. F. J, Titua. A NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD Milton Bode and Robert Redford's GRAND FAIRY PANTOMIME— DICK WHITTINGTON The most Gorgeous Production ever Staged in Cardiff, Including the following Powerfui Combination o Artistes— Miss Isabelle Dillion Mr Phil Smith Miss Gladys Guy Mr Tom E. Sinclair Miss Minnie Duncan Mr Mark Lester Miss Blanche Astley Mr Arthur Leslie Miss Elsa Mcintosh Mr Johnny Fuller Miss Betsy O'Brien Mr Arthur E. Godfrey Morning Performances Monday and Tuesday,. December 27th and 28th, And Every Wednesday and Saturday at 2. FREE-All Children making Written Application wil be forwarded Illustrated Booklet rontaining a Story of the Pantomime. J Booking Office at Theatre 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Monday, Jan. 3, 1910 And Every Evening during the Week. e- THEATRESCOPE with all the Latest Pictures. Walter Melville's Company, In the Sensational, Novel and Realistic Play- HER SECOND TIME ON EARTH Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/ Gallery, 6d. r Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. Next Sunday- GRAND PICTORIAL CONCERT -=-= CLOSE WORK. Every stitch jou take, trerv line of small print you reaa SSS'telll ¥ghi conditions, Is adding to the load of strain which will undermine the power of your make the constant wear- ing of glasses an absolute necessity.. m 4 causes eye pains awl distressing headaches, buteye strain is only a sign. If yon wish to make the best of your vision let 118 examine your eyes and fit yon with glasses which will compensate for thoR liclat. J. W. RICHARDS, r ciremist aid Optkiaa, PANDV SQUARSp vmnmuny. Printed for the Proprietors by Heun Evans & Short, Tonypandy, and published by thf* Proprietors The Rhondd* Leader," Limited, at their Offices, ]t.X4DolL rior Buildings, Winton H+.r«At Toap. pandf, in Hfc OfiMnii if Clliwllni,
THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY, Monday, January 3rd, 1910, and during the Week, FREDK. MELVILLE'S Masterpiece and Star Cast, including Miss MARY PEMBERTON as Ruth," the Dumb Girl; Mr. HARRY LONSDALE as Jack Gladwin," In The Play of the Year."—Vide Daily Express." Produced by FREDK. MELVILLE. MARRIED TO THE WRONG MAN Early Doors, 6.45; Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL. ijyi'y INSURANCE SOCIETY, Li mite a, 114, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, W.C. FIRE. PERSONAL ACCIDENT and DISEASE. BURGLARY. FIDELITY GUARANTEE. WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION, INCLUDING DOMESTIC SERVANTS. THIRD PARTY and PLATE GLASS. SECURITY UNSURPASSED BY ANY OF THE LEADING INSURANCE COMPANIES. Every facility is afforded for the transaction of Insurance business on the most favourable terms, and Surveys where necessary are undertaken by the Society free of charge. Prospectuses and Proposal Forms may be had on application. j The Business of this Society is confined to the United Kingdom. 004
Empire, Tonypandy. The capital holiday programme sub- mitted at the Empire this week has attracted crowded houses nightly. Top of the bill is Geo. the 1st, one of the best trained apes we have ever seen. Introduced by his trainer, Dandy George, Goo. the 1st appears before the audience clad in loud checks, straw hat. and mani- pulates a cane with all the dexterity of the born swell. He. straightaway seats himself at a diminutive table, where with knife, fork and speon he plays the part of a gourmand with all the grace in the .world. Having washed the edibles down with a glass of claret, he divests himself 'of a part of his clothing, and mounting a bicycle, goes off at a good speed round the stage. The turn is much appreciated. Another turn that convulses the house is the adventures of Sir Augustus Tofileigh in search of his collar stud. The scene is laid in a lady's boudoir, whither Toff- leigh has proceeded in search at that collar stud whilst the occupant of the room is performing her ablutions. The lady returns, and the baronet hides him- self in a wardrobe chest, to be subse- quently discovered. The situation is highly diverting when the Major, the lady's husband, returns and finds Toff- leigh in his wife's bedroom. It is a roaring farce from beginning to end. The Bellong Brothers, in remarkable balancing feats, is another rare turn. There are moments when their performance on the bicycles is positively thrilling. Frank iWeaver, a very clever dancer; Carr and Davis, comedians and dancers; and Lozelle, a gymnast, are other turns which receive rounds of applause. T. E. 'Johnstone, The Garricks, Carlotta Levey, and the Empiroscope complete the bill. TOM THOMAS TO APPEAR NEXT WEEK. Tom Thomas, the middle-weight cham- ion of Great Britain, will appear at the Empire, Tonypandy, next week, and will give an exhibition of boxing each night in company with other well-known boxers. tAmong the men he has beaten from time to time are the following:—Pat O'Keefe, Tiger Smith, Bart Conolly, Jack Kings- land, Fred Willmott, and last but not least, Charles Wilson, of London, who tWas knocked out in the second round at the National Sporting Club, London, on December 30th, 1909. The Empiroscope will also project the fight between Thomas and Wilson as it took nlace on December 20th, 1909. The management are to be congratulated on their enterprising efforts in presenting to the Rhonddaites the latest and finest talent that can be found. As this is sure to be a big event, patrons of the Empire will be well advised to book their seats in good time. Mr. Tom Thomas will also wear the championship belt presented by Lord Lonsdale.
Palace Porth. The principal turn of an excellent pro- gramme are Billy Howard and Kathlyn Harries in their comic scena, The Adven- tures of a Happy Tramp." Uncommonly smart and funny, they are responsible for roars of laughter and are loudly ap- plauded. The great Continental act, the Richards Trio, in their eccentric novelty sketch, are also in loud demand. Their acrobatic funniosities evoke loud appre- ciation. Dolly England, male imper- sonator, is charming, her character acting superb, deserving the applause accorded her. Millie Olive and Bob Owen as the Roadside Tinkers are also exceedingly good. Valoni, the world-renowned juggler, with his wonderfully trained pigeons, receives continuous approbations. The Lovelaces, American song illustrators, and Fred Hallam, comedian, are also in demand, being accorded showers of encomiums. Arthur Ferriss, the new comedian, is very fine; while the Dancing Gilberts make a fine hit and excite spon- taneous laughter. Veda Carl, comedian, is rare and reaeives quite an ovation. The Palascope pictures are interesting and a -usirg, and are greatly appreciated.
Tivoli. Pentre A holiday programme of good quality was provided on Monday evening, the Tivoli being overcrowded, while numbers failed to obtain admission. The top of the, bill is ocofipied by Rastus and Banks, who are near the top of the profession as Colonial entertainers. The acrobatic feats of the former, along with his dexterous stepping, are really marvellous. A musical act, The Itinerant," is given by the trio, Norman and Leonard. This is entirely I unique in nature and gives great satisfaction. The excellent music on the favourite instruments, harp and violin, is interspersed by a little comedy. The whole turn is first-class and is greeted with rounds of applause. Another turn which deserves to be starred" is that of Hurman and Arthur. The former is a very clever juggler, while the latter is a rare comedian. This item produces continuous laughter and amusement, the frequent smashing of china plates being one source of merriment. Blanche and Powell are famous society entertainers, who give a splendid turn. The rendition of Sullivan's The Lost Chord on Mon- day evening by the lady member, with organ and pianoforte accompaniment, was worthy of the solo. Wilman contributes several solos upon various instruments, and maintains his reputation acquired in Australia. The Mars Trio will be remem- bered for their neat and clever feats in a gymnastic performance. In addition, Maud Vera and Frank Taylor contribute comic songs, which are appreciated, The Tivoliscope displays an amusing series of pictures well up to the usual standard.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, The Rogues of the Turf," produced at the Royal this week, is an original sporting and spectacular drama which appeals to the popular taste in a marked degree. It is effective and picturesque, love and horse racing being cleverly inter- woven and produced by Mr. John F. Preston's talented company, Mr. Preston taking the part of Joe Flaxman," the honest trainer, in a dignified and life- like style. One of the most exacting characters in the piece is that sustained by Miss Marion F. Barlow, who aB "Lady Heathcote," The Duchess," and under other aliases, appears to splendid advan- tage. Miss Ethel Rainforth is a bright actress and proves very acceptable as Nellie Flaxman," the trainer's daugh- ter. Some sterling acting is shown by the other members of the caste, and plenty of fun introduced bv Mr. Horace Custins as Sammy," Miss Nancy Betterton as "Phyllis" (Sammy's sweet- heart), and Mr. Cecil Culvert as "Moses." The introduction of the live racehorses into the play gives a most realistic touch to the drama, which is in every respect admirably staged. On Friday and Satur- day evenings of this week, the same com- pany are producing The Voice of the People," a realistic drama by Max Goldberg. Next week. Fred Melville's attractive drama, Married to the Wrong Woman," will be produced at the Royal, and judg- ing from the reception usually given to Melville's popular plays by Rhondda audi- ences, should prove good business for this popular place of amusement.
._r" CMDIDC1 THEATRE OF ELIYIr'iriC. VARIETIES, TONYPANDY Proprietors The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. General Manager Mr. WALTER WRIGHT Assistant Manager Mr. WILL PEARSON 6-30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 Monday, dan. 3rd, 1910, and during the week. TOM THOMAS The Undefeated Middle-weight Champion of Great Britain, Who will Box Three-Rounds in each house with difierent well-known Boxers, and also exhibit the Championship Belt, presented by Lord Lonsdale. GEO. F. HALL, the Yankee Story Teller. AGGIE NOLAN, Comedienne. WHITTINGTON TRIO, Comedy Acrobats. FRITZ VAN LISTON, Siffleur and Mimic, TWO CROMWELLS, Comedy Juggling Act. LEAH ARDEN, Ballad Vocalist. EMPIROSCOPE Always Entertaining Expensive Engagement of THE WHITE BOYS. Note the Prices.—GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d.); PIT, 6d.; CIRCLE & STALLS, Is.; GRAND CIRCLE, 1/6; ORCHESTRA STALLS, 1/6; BOXES, 10/6 (to seat 5), SINGLE SEATS, 2/6. Advance Booking for' every Performance "without extra charge. Box Office Open Daily from 11 till 4. Telephone No. 42. Note the Times.—First House: Doors open at 6.15, commence at 6.30 p.m. Second House: Doors open at 8.30, commence at 8.45 p.m. All Children must be paid for. Seats not guaranteed. No money returned. The management reserve the right to refuse admission. N.B.—Two Special Boxing Competition Matinees will be held on Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 6tli and 8th. For further particulars, see special bills.
Cpera House, Tireherbert. t To have Mr. Harry Benet's No. I Company staged in the record-breaking musical comedy, "A Lady Slavey," at the Opera, House over the Christmas holi- days was a pleasure and a boon to Tie- herbert playgoers. In Christmas night, not a seat in the theatre was vacant, and a large number of intending patrons had to be turned back at the doors. On Boxing night again, and every evening until Wednesday, the theatre was packed. The plot was remarkably clear and simple, and immediately captured the appreciation of the huge holiday audi- ences. Mr. Lister Morrah as "Vincent A. Evelyn (an American millionaire.) played the leading part with Miss Nora Morra as Phyllis (the Lady Slavey). One could not wish for a more perfect imitation of a Yankee millionaire than that which was presented by Mr. Morrah. He spoke with an accent which was un- mistakable, and he" guessed" and" cal- culated about the stage with the ease and grace which is typical of the sons of Uncle Sam. Miss Nora Morra was a brilliant little actress. She fascinated all by her pretty, dainty acting, aId by her chc-rming dancing. Irish to the core was Major O'Neil (Mr. Chas. F. Cook). This was a splendid impersonation of a poor but proud Irish gentleman. The principal mirth producer was Roberts (a sheriff's officer) by Mr. Harry Quining- borough. In this character a miniature pantomime was enjoyed. A mere nod or gesture from Roberts was sufficient to set the house in a. roar. Indescribably comical was" Lord Lavender (Mr. Tom G. Warren). He fairly took the house by storm. The beautiful mellow voice of Miss Reydon Dallas as Flo Honeydew was loudly applauded. Misses Kitty Hyde and Iyy Deane were very winning in their respective parts of Maud and "Beatrice" (the Major's daughters). The songs of the full choruses were much enjoyed.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. A grand holiday programme is in evi- dence at the Hippo" this week which would be very hard to beat. Frank Hardie and Company pay a welcome return visit in the sensational sketch, entitled "The Madman's Revenge," which for sensationalism takes the proverbial cake. The fight for life, the smashing of crockery, terminating with the madman's1 revenge/ is a warm five minutes which should not be missed. A great recep- tion is given to Miss Arabella Alien, the famous Dickens Girl," who cleverly delineates Charles Dickens' famous char- acters, which have by now become familiar to us all. The Arthur Gallimore Trio, comedy artistes, contribute a very amusing item, as do Stewart and Evans, comedians. Paul Corrix, the Herculean juwler, and his funny ass,.staiit,a..r-e a very clever duo, and are appreciated in no small measure. An Indian picture story, "Comata the ^ioux," is vividly depicted on the Bioscope, along with many other films.
Cardiff Empire. Cyril Clensy and Company will be seen at Cardiff Empire on Monday next in a new humorous impersonation playlet by Sydney Blow and Douglas Hoare. It is entitled The Last Chance." Supported by three other actors, Mr. Cyril Clensy plays himself, R. G. Knowles, Harry Tate, Martin Harvey, Wilkie Bard, George Hozart, Lewis Waller, and Aujruste Van Biene (with 'cello), the scene being the inside of King Bam- )oozer's Kraal in Bamboozerland. To have been the original singer of the mllad, Sally in our Alley," alone gives Miss Lydia Yeamans a royal right to came, but this lady, who is on the same bill, is also an inimitable mimic of chil- dren and their ways. A feature of the present tour is the pianoforte accompaniment of her hus- band, Fred J. Titus, who knows the variety ropes from end to end. He is a Canuck, born in Hamilton, Ontario where R. G. Knowles hails from, and though a mercantile career was chalked out for him, the piano was his hobby. The Quaint Q's will present a clever and amusing vocal entertainment, and charming Lily Bumand, the favourite comedienne, will render her latest song successes. Dacey and Lewis, an amusing comedy couple; J. S. Scatter, comedian; Glenroy Troupe of International Dancers; Ugo Nap. in a burlesque scena, Home Without a Mother"; and Keen and Waller, acrobatic comedians, are other fresh arrivals.