Amusements. Empire, Tonypandy. The Empire is keeping up its repu- tation for good programmes, and this week's show is as fine a combination as Has appeared yet upon the boards. Naturally the lion's share this week is occupied by Tom Thomas, Penygraig, who made history the other day at the National Sporting Club by defeating Charlie Wilson in two rounds, and secur- ing the greater portion of £ 800 in less than seven minutes. Tom is a popular hero these days, and his appearance on the Empire stage is greeted nightly with round after round of warm-hearted ap- plause. Exhibitions of boxing are given by Thomas and his party each evening, and on Thursday afternoon a competition for young lads took place for a silver cup, the finals of which will be decided on Saturday. Lord Lonsdale's gold belt is also shown nightly, and is generally ad- mired. Jan Rudenyi, the eminent violinist, appears nightly in a dramatic episode, entitled The Power of Music." The scene is laid in a London Hotel, whither Renard Caron a (Mr. Drew Mackentosh) repairs after a brilliant per- formance at the Queen's Hall. Here he meets with his fiancee, Eileen Granville (Miss Hilda Stewart). who relates to her lorer the story of a dream, in which she saw a weird figure, who played the violin to such good effect that her heart went out to him. Disani (Rudenyi), a poor gipsy violinist, thereupon enters the room and plays some of his beautiful selections, with the result that Eileen renounces her lover for the miserable street musician. Infuriated at her con- duct, Caron a breaks Disani's violin in twain across his knee, and Disani, stunned and broken-hearted, crawls out of the room. A pistol shot proclaims the fact that he has put an end to his existence. Rudenyi plays his part with dramatic force, and his masterly performance on the violin calls forth loud applause. The Cromwells (lady and page) contribute an excellent juggling act, whilst Geo. F. Hall is a born story-teller. Fritz Von Liston is exceedingly good as siffieur and mimic, and other good turns arg. those by Leah Arden (vocalist), Six White Boys (vocalists and dancers), and the Witting- ton Trio The Empiroscope projects the Thomas-Wilson fight.
Palace Porth. The star turn at the Palace this week is Miss Rosie Lloyd, the celebrated and popular comedienne, and sister of Marie Lloyd. Miss Lloyd needs no comment. She possesses the requisite charm and, grace, and is bewitching in her allure- ments. Her artistic abilities are really displayed in staging alone, while her songs and sayings meet with approval aid evoke loud applause. Halle and Arle are particularly funny and clever in their acrobatic feats and are in loud demand. Tee and Tee, in their pot-pourri of musical fun, are also funny, being respon- sible for roars of laughter. Their musical instruments are absolutely unique. Benetti is an accomplished instrumental- ist and deserves approbation. He ie also a very smart protean artiste. Clever also is Clown Argo, mimic. His farmyard feats are really clever, and he possesses a fund of originality. Burns and Brentley, the premier dancing team, are exceed- ingly smart; whilst Blanco White and Emilie Clifford are artistes of no mean standard. T. W. Lenner is an original comedian who quite understands the art of exciting laughter. The Palascope pic- tures are very interesting.
Tivoli. Pentre An excellent entertainment awaits the patrons of the Tivoli this week, as there are a few exceptionally good turns secured at considerable expense. For continuous hilarity by pure comedy one can put Wild, Willie, and West among the premier comedy acrobats of Britain. The staging is remarkable; building operations are in full swing, but for the fact that the three workmen forget their duties frequently in order to amuse them- selves and others. The acting is superb and the acrobatic feats are really first- class. Another item which secures very warm approval is that of Rorke, Rooke and Company, in a musical farce, The Prince's Love Affair." A Russian Prince becomes infatuated by the photograph of an English lady. He comes to England and obtains an introduction to her. His meagre English vocabulary produces amusing situations, which increase in number owing to the foolish tricks of an English waiter. The musical portion of this farce is excellent, solos and duets being rendered in good style. A special item by Thora causes a tremendous sen- sation. A ventriloquist speaks apparently with a high natural voice, while his doll speaks with a bass voice. The patter and talk are quite first-class. Thora receives tremendaus cheers for the contribution, and returns to reveal a great secret, namely- Well, better not disclosed. In America Thora achieved wonderful success. The Three Sisters Grovini pro- vide enjoyment as lightning acrobats and benders. Another visit by Steve Bartle is welcome, as he is a splendid vocalist and performer. The selections on the edeophone and concertina are much appre- ciated and deserve the numerous recalls of the audience. Peter Shannon, the ideal coon, gives a typical exhibition of buck and saiid dancing, of which he is a clever exponent. There are other good turns by Petro and Leon, sensational and comedy gymnasts; Bob Hamilton, Scotch comedian; and Mabel Le Roy, chprus comedienne. The Tivoliscope has more pictures than usual, and are well worth witnessing.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Theatregoers are getting a special treat at the Royal this week, where Married to the Wrong Man is being presented. It is one of the most striking of Mr. Frederick Melville's popular dramas, and is exceedingly well played. Miss Mary Pemberton cleverly impersonates the heroine, Ruth," and her strange story ie full of interesting and dramatic inci- dents. The artistes sustain their parts with spirit and ability, the dresses are elaborate, and the stage eflects particu- larly pleasing. We would impress upon all lovers of the drama not to miss seeing this most interesting play. Next week, the musical comedy, The New Barmaid," will be staged at the Royal, and will doubtless be responsible for crowded houses here as elsewhere. Mr. Duckworth seems determined to give his patrons their money's worth; we notice he has arranged for another of Melville's plays, Her Second Time on Earth," for the following week, and it is gratifying to find that the success attend- ing his recent ventures in bringing such high-class plays as Lucky Durham" and "Leah Kleschna" to Tonypandy has in- duced him to book that renowned play, The Breed of the Treshams," Martin Harvey's masterpiece, for an early visit to the Royal. We hone to be able to announce the date definitely in our next issue.
Opera House, Treherbert. The attraction at Treherbert this week is the welcome return visit of Mr. Tom Owen, the original Welsfi comedian, and
THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, January 10th, 1910, and during the Week, The most successful MUSICAL COMEDY- "The New Barmaid." Full <Clrioi?us and Orchestra NEXT WEEK another MELVILLE PLAY— "Her Second Time on Earth." Early Doors, 6.45; Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. A capital programme is served up this week, headed by Tudor's Educated Ponies, which are given a warm reception. These ponies are very human-like animals, and by their appearance are in the pink of condition. Miss Tudora, who controls them, displays complete command over her equine companions, which perform some very clever tricks, no doubt taught at the expense of a great deal of kind- ness and patience. F. S. Howard, the topical artist entertainer, is responsible for some ingenious cartoon sketchings, which include a very life-like one of our own Lloyd George. The Indians and the Sailor is the title of a new humorous act which ig neatly performed by the Herald Comedy Four; whilst Ella Blair and her American Bowery Boys are greatly appreciated in their vocal and dancing speciality. The pictures pro- jected on the Electric Bioscope include some very fine series, such as Laddie," which is a splendid picture story, and Broncho Breaking," a wonderfully interesting picture of Mexican life.
Cardiff Empire. The famous musical comedy star, Miss Evie Greene, makes a welcome return visit to the Cardiff Empire next week, and will give selections from her reper- toire. Miss Evie Greene needs no intro- duction, and increasing, if possible, in popularity, draws crowded houses every- where. 7 Prominent in the bill are the Abdullah Arabs, twelve real Moorish artistes, in a wonderful pyramid building and tumbling performance. Nuttall's Company, including Mr. Martyn Roland, will appear in the sketch adapted from the story by Mr. W. W. Jacobs, The Ghost of Jerry Bundler." Harry Grey the merry comedian, will descend upon the stage from his airship, and, if he recovers from the concussion, will indulge in his screaming burlesque, Queen of the Earth. Other attractions include the Elite Harmony Boys, in their high-class vocal act: Spry and Monti, in a comedy mis- cellany The Song Writer and the Soubrette"; Tate and Tate, the tram- polin acrobats; Stanley and Greenop; Olive Armidale, soubrette; and a new series of pictures.
Olympia, Pentre. The first grand fancy dress carnival at the Olympia on Friday proved a huge success, so that this pageant on wheels will be followed by others in the near future. Promptly at 8 o'clock the rink was occupied by over a hundred roller skaters, and the poetry of motion was enjoyed to the full. The various items prepared on the programme were taken in order punctually to time, so that there was no monotony from the spectacular point of view. One of the unique features was the Grand March," in which nearly 200 skaters participated, the lights being quite low, while a coloured lantern was focussed on the skaters. Another item of interest was the Diamond Carnival Skating, in which sudden stops were made by the band, and skaters who then hap- pened to be inside the marked spots were obliged to retire from the competition. The best pair of skaters were Miss Jennie Ryan, Treorchy, and Mr. D. Hooper, Treherbert, who thus secured silver hat- pin case and matchbox respectively. A marvellous exhibition of fancy and trick skating was given by Mr. Metcalf (for- merly of the Olympia Rink, Manchester). Skating continued until 12 o'clock, quite a large number skating the old year out and the new one in. The whole carnival was well arranged and a distinct success, for which the manager, Mr. Studd, deserves the major share of the credit. The competitions were judged by the onlookers, the awards beino- as follow:- Best comical costumes (ladies): Miss Wight, Ystrad, as The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (silver brush); gentle- men, Mr. Jones, fruiterer, Tonypandy, as "Aunt Sally" (silver cigarette case). Best historical costumes (ladies): Miss Nicholls, in "Early Victorian Dress" (silver brush and coomb); gentlemen, M r. Price, as "A Man at Arms" (silver hair- brush). Best advertisement costume (ladies): Miss Harries, Pentre, A Post- card Girl (prize, pair of skates); gentle- men, Mr. Ruther, Pentre, Black Cat (pair of skates)..The prizes were handed over to the above by Miss Richards, of Crawshay Villa, Ton. The band, under the conductorship of Mr. Charles Blaker, discoursed excellent selections at very frequent intervals. The good policy of patronising local dealers can be followed by patrons of art of Roller Skating. Skates made by Richardson's, Phillips, Wolf Co., Brampton Brothers, Union Company, Woislaws, and Babs Company, can be procured at store prices from D. Thomas, The Saddlery, Pentre. 013
New Workmen's Hall, Fenndale. Last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the heart-stirring drama, Her Nameless Child," was presented by Mrs. Sam Duckworth's company, under the direction of Mr. Sam Duckworth. The play was written by Mrs. Sam Duckworth and Ridgewood Barrie, authors of The Conscience of a Judge." A crowded house gave the company a most flattering recep- tion, and the play was an unqualified success. Mr. J. W. Evelyn as Anthony Ford delighted the audience with as fine acting as we have seen for many a day. Mr. Sidney O. Cranston as "Arthur" (his son) gave an exceedingly convincing lesson of how a son, having strayed" from the path of duty, can by the influence of good teaching turn over a new leaf. Mr. Arthur E. Pringle as Lord Henry Woodville'' was the personification of villainy, and received a hostile demon- stration for his cruel persecution of the Fords. Miss Mona Grey as "Lady Sybil Woodville created a favourable im- pression, whilst Mr. Larry Clements and Miss Rene Belle Douglas kept the house in a continual roar of laughter. Miss Pattie Hastings as Phyllis Ford" won the hearts of 'the audience by her noble sacrifice for her brother's sake. Others who deserve mention were Messrs. Frank Thompson, Alfred Denham Geo. Wye, H. Huxtley, Gerald Vane, Maurice Lambert, and Misses Beatrice Dover and Eileen Davenport.
WORTH NOTING. Palpitation of the Heart, Irregularity of the Pulse, Loss of Mental Energy, List- lessness, Apprehension of Coming Evil, &c., are some of the symptoms of Indiges- tion, Even wholesome food taken at too short intervals, or the consumption of large quantities of fluid of any kind (especially alcoholic liquors) would be sufficient to upset the digestive system. If you are a sufferer, try KERNICK'S VEGETABLE PILLS. They quickly dispel the feeling of uneasi- ness and distension, subdue backache, cleanse the system of bile and acidity, cool the blood, and restore tone to the nervous system. Sold in Hd., Is. Hd., and 2s. 9d. boxes of all Chemists and Stores. 4994 Don't tink de world's consarn d 'bout you You've got fer holler, sonny Oe man dat runs do biggest shout OitB closest to do money EMPIRE TONYPANDY T» • „ The Tonvnandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. Proprietors ionyp<uiuj x WALTER WRIGHT General Manager • • 'Mr WILL PEARSON Assistant Manager 6-30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 Monday, Jan. 10th, 1910, and during the week. MR REGINALD EYRE & COMPANY present the Thrilling Military Episode, entitled- Gentlemen, The King Press and Public. A Clever Piece of Acting." Elaborate Stage Effects and Setting. BABY SOPHIE, The Wonderful Talented Juvenile Artiste. J. NORRIE, American Ballad Vocalist. BERT & DORA. The Favourite Comedy Entertainers. SADIE SIMPSON, Comedienne and Dancer. MATHER & MAYHER, Eccentrics and Quaint Dancers. EMPIROSCOPE. Always Entertaining. The Wonderful ILLIO]!li(SA ￼ ￼ ￼ ￼ Original. Refined. Note the Prices.—GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d.) PIT 6d.; JJWJLE\ &; 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 muatbe paid for. Seats not guaranteed. No money returned. The management reserve the right to refuse admission. HIPPODROME M M TONYPANDY lift M°nday, Jan. 10th, and during the Week. O II •OH TWICE MIGHTILY 0*0U WILL STONES ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. IN OLD KENTUCKY. Just the sort of Picture Story You Like. MISS NELLIE NEIL, Dainty Comedienne and Dancer. A CYCLING HONEYMOON. A SereamillglyFunny Picture. ROLLER SKATING. Mddle. HENGLEURS TROUPE of Russian POODUES ALL PRIZE BRED DOGS. And the only Troupe of its kind on the Variety Stage, together with the Finest Leaping Dogs in the World. THE LONELY VILLA. One of the Most Exciting Picture Stories ever produced. Starring Engagement of THE OYAL DIAMONDS The Great Continental One-Legged Equilibrists, in a Sensational Novelty Act, en- titled "GENTLEMEN AT PRACTICE," introducing Extraordinary Chair Jumping. WHY JONES COULDN'T SLEEP. A Very Funny Picture. A YOKOHAMA JUBILEE. A Wonderfuli7 Interesting Series of Natural Colour Pictures. D KEMP, Eccentric Comedian, YOUNG REDSKINS. A Screamer. MISS naCai'HJLci The Phenomenal Lady Ventriloquist. All Children must be paid for. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d Early Doors 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, 1s. 3d. pp TIVOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, Jan. 10th, 1910, and 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 Engagement of the Celebrated Troupe, 7K X M BB In their Marvellous Performance of Gymnastic and Equilibristic Surprises. NELLY FARRELL (Our Nell), An Irish Singer of Irish Songs and Expert Dancer. 3 DELARIES, in the Demon Grotto, introducing Treble Trapeze, Rings, & Swinging Repes TERRY & BENTLY, the Up-to-date Cadets. THE LASH MARS, in their Smart Comedy Act, Bits and Pieces." NAT KNOWN, Eccentric Light Comedian, in Song Stories and Imitations. IVEY ABERDARE, Dainty Comedienne and Expert Wooden Shoe Dancer. THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Fine New Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. LYONS & CULLUM In their Original Novelty, A Variety Vaudeville. 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. fEarlv Doors, 9d. Gallery, 3d (Saturday, 4d) Early Doors, 4d. OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited Manager Mr. M. B. Pedlar. Monday, Jan. 10th, For Six Nights and One Matinee, Grand Children's Matinee, Saturday, Jan. 15. Doors open at 2, to commence at 2.30. At Enormous Expense for the first time in Treherbert, Travis Green and Arthur Hinton Present the Gorgeous Fairy Pantomime, entitled- "mr-" IR IUL cuxisrx* xsmMEE Miss LEILA ZILLWOOD as "Prince Charming." Special Artistes will also appear, Cinderella's beautiful Ponies & Coach will be introduced All the latest Songs and Dances. Brilliant Company and Full Chorus. Absolutely the most Funny Company of Comedians ever presented. A Feast of Fun. Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors at 7. First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circle Is. 6d.; Pit Is.; Gallery 6d. Early doors, 3d. extra to all parts — New Workmen's Hall, FERNDALE. Manager ••• •• Mr. DAVID WILLIAMS. Secretary Mr. W. JAMES. MONDAY, JANUARY 10th, 1910 and During the Week. FRANK M. THORNE'S Specially Selected Company, in the Great Human Play- AM ML s ta y THE WOMAN PAYS By Frank M. Thorne, Author of "Napoleon the Great," etc., etc. PRICES OF ADMISSION: Orchestra Stalls, 2/- (Reserved); Front Row, Circle, 2/- (Reserved); Second and Third Row, Circle, 1/6 (Early Doors, 1(9); Stalls, Ground Floor, 1/6 (Early Doors, 1/9); Upper and Side Circle, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3); Pit Stalls, Ground Floor, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3); Pit, Ground Floor, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.). Monday, January 17th, Five Nights (Thursday, Local Concert), John A, Thomson's Grand Xmas Pantomime-" BABES IN THE WOOD." 45 Artistes. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLL- M TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 P Monday anuary 10,1910, & duringr the Week. The Famous Musical Comedy star, Misa Evie Greene In Selections from her Repertoire. I FLORENCE ESDALE, Vocalist. ELITE HARMONY BOYS, Singers & Dancer^ HARRY GREY, The Australian Nugget. HAROLD NUTTALL'S Gompany, including MARTIN RONALD in "The Ghost bf Jerry Bundler." R MARTIN RONALD in "The Ghost bf Jerry SPRY & MONTI, The Well-kuown Comedy Co. TATE & TATE, Comedy Trampolin Acrobats. E OLIVE ARMIDALE, Soubrette. THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE, shewing New Pictures. ABDULLAH ARABS. Twelve Real Moorish Artistes, Tumblers & Pyramid Builders. A NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD Milton Bode and Robert Redford's EVERY EVENING AT 7.15. GRAND FAIRY PANTOMIME- DICK WHITTIHJCTON The most Gorgeous Pioduction ever Staged- in Cardiff, Including the following Powerfui Combination of 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 every Wednesday and Saturday at 2. FREE-All Children making Written Application will be forwarded Illustrated Booklet containing a Story ot the Pantomime. Booking Office at Theatre 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376. 3234- "'Tis not in mortals to command success, but we'll do, more-deserve it." Let 'em all come. Our Go's will stand the test.. MB PALACE PORTH. Proprietors Poole's The-itres Co., Limited Managing Director Mr. C. W. Poole Local Manager Mr. J. W. Bynorth MONDAY, JANUARY 10th, 1910 And during the Week. Twice Nightly, 6-45 and 8-45. First performance commences at 6-45. Second perfor mance commences at S-45. Open at 6 35 and 8-35. Early doors at 6-25 and 8-25. Trains and Trams to suik each house. Special engagement of Wild, Willie and West England's greatest comedy Acrobats. LILIAN LOVE, Vocalist, from the principa London Halls. TONY IVESON, the Ragman at the piano. Captain ELLIS & SON, expert musi cians, in their original musical entertainment* PETER SHANNON, the ideal coon. Expo nent of buck and sand dancing. JENNIE REEVE, a charming comedienne ARTHUR MELROSE, Comedian and original word whistler. The PALASCOPE, in a grand series of up-to- date films Weekly. And the Great APOIN 4mr"2& %%moo qmcaw RIM The latest in Ventriloquism. f The PALACE BAND of selected Musician". O ne o the best in the provinces. Conductor-Mr. Stuart Lana Circle, 1/- (Early doors. 1/3, reserved at 1/3). Pit and Balcony, 6d. (Early doors, 9d.) Gallery, 3d. (Early doors, 4d.) Bicycles stored in a special room free of charge. Smoking permitted in all parts. No whistling or shouting allowed Mr. Poole respectfully asks the public to assist him in maintaining good ord-r in all parts of the house. Nothing will be permitted on the Stage to offend the most fasti- dious. The Management reserve the right to refuse ad- misbion without explanation, 007 Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Every Evening at 7-40 mr THEATRESCOPE with all the Latest Pictures. Walter Melville's Company, In the Sensational, Novel and Realistic P16y- HER SECOND TIME ON EARTH Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/- Gallery, 6d. Doors open at 7JO, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d, extra to all parts. Next Sunday- GRAND PICTORIAL CONCERT VIA "The Cook's Best Friend." I BORWICK'S 1 BAKING POWDER. ii Printed for the Pri)prietors by Meiitfli Evans <fc Short, Tonypandy, and publiskfti by the Proprietors, The Kfaynrtdlii Leader," Limited, at their oin. A..& aior Buildings, De Winton Street, Ttw pandjr, in the Ooxmfv ef QlaBUKrgaa.
his talented company of star artistes in the entirely new production, entitled "Welsh Wales" (written and composed by Mr. Albert Voyce). Tom Owen, in new songs and funny stories, is a very great success. He never fails to keep the audience in a high pitch of merriment throughout the whole performance. He is especially laughable in that funny sketch, entitled 'The Insurance Office." I A very interesting and up-to-date picture of the Mauretania arriving at Fishguard is shown on the bioscope, and The Boxing Craze is another splendid film which causes no end of laughter. The company also include Miss Annie Wil- liams, Welsh soprano; Miss Gertie Leno, soubrette and dancer; Mavis and Farrel, musical speciality; Mr. H. B. Prichard, baritone vocalist (the winner of several champion competitions) Mr. Harry yernon, basso and descriptive vocalist; Miss Jessie Conway, contralto soubrette; Fay and Foy (Edie and Fred), musical comedy duettists; and Mr. G. F. Edmunds, solo pianoforte and accom- panist. Next week, that great production of Messrs. Kimberley, Breen, and Hinton's, the pantomime" Cinderella," will be staged at the Opera House.