THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, February 28th, 1910, and during the Week, THE POPULAR ATTRACTION THE NIHILIST,or The Prince's Secret Wedding Early Doors, 6.45; Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL. Monday, March 7th, the Intense and Powerful Drama— "Geoffrey Langdon's Wife."
— Hippodrome, Tonypandy. I The position of honour is given this week to Sydney Mason and Theresa Moore's company in an interesting drama- tic episode, "The Usurer." In other words, the plot is written round Herbert Dane, a moneylender, trading as Ben- jamin White and Co., whose wife, coming in contact with an adventurer, forges her fcueband's name on a cheque for a large amount. The piece is full of exciting incidents which keep one on the qui vive till the fall of the curtain. Both Mr. Sydney Mason and Miss Theresa Moore deserve a word of praise for their clever acting, whilst the other participants in the piece display especial merit. The Merrions, the renowned vocal and instru- mental comedy entertainers, are tremen- dously appreciated in a light, varied, novel, smart and original entertainment. The Merrions are old hands in the amuse- ment line, but we never remember seeing them in such a smart show as they give this week. Edmund Caselli, banjo vir- j.tuoso, appears with no little success; and Little Miss Muffett, the Canadian mite, with charming childish naivete, is greatly .enjoyed. Phillips and Bristow, vocalists and expert dancers, are also extremely i-succewful in their efforts to please. The »»pictures axe well up to standard, includ- ing "A Story of Circus Life," "Wild Birds in Their Haunts," &c. For next week, Mr. Stone has been 'fortunate enough to secure Miss May Henderson, the dusky comedy queen. 'Anyone who has not seen this dusky lady has* a treat in store.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Messrs. Green and Hinton are paying a return visit to the -Royal with Home, Sweet H-ome." It is a play of intense interest, of a character always attrac- tive to Rhondda audiences. The inci- dents centre round the daughter of the Duke of Ancaster (Mr. Chas. Clifford), who, while supposed to have perished wheii an infant with her mother in a wrefck at sea, was rescued and brought k-up as an adopted daughter by an old lifeboatman, David Armitage (Mr. F. G. Kay). The old man's son, Stephen Armitage (Mr. Arthur Hinton), falls in love with and marries the heroine, Joan.71 (Miss Florence Zillwood). Events lead up to the discovery by the Duke of his lost fUL:11ter, who leaves husband and child to 1;, palace. She is led to believe iiiey will be well pro- "videel for, but discovering the duplicity of the villain of the piece, Lucas Lisle," the Duke's private secretary (Mr. G. M. Williams), and the illness of her child, "Dora," she leaves the splendour of the palace for her cottage home and her loved ones. The play is well staged, and the capable acting throughout is greatly appreciated. Miss Lizzie Routhe's im- personation of "Gaffer," an old country- woman, causes roars of laughter. Mr. A. iReaufort as The Hon. Percy," and Miss Flossie Hayes as "Sybil Fay," carry out their parts cleverly, and Miss Hilda Vokes as little Dora" also shows exr "Ceptional merit. The attraction billed for next week is The Nihilist; or, A Prince's Secret Wedding."
Empire, Tonypandy. The programme this week is one of the best yet submitted. Topping the bill iare the Six Brothers Luck, in their roar- ling farce, Demon of the Cellar." From the time the curtain is rung up until its fall there is not a dull moment. The antics of the Tommy the soldier and Louis the cook are particularly diverting, and keep one on a continual rack of laughter. 'Stanley and Vandyke are also a turn calculated to drive away all thoughts of suicide from the mind. This courting comedy presents many curious features, and the love passages are at times dis- tinctly "striking." Harry Freeman is an entertainer who has won fame on London boards. His songs are all catchy and popular, and there is always the inevit- able refrain. Alfonso Silvano's feats are wrformances to be mentioned with bated Weath. His balancing on the pyramid of -chairs with lighted lamp on his head pro- evoked a queer feeling in one's throat, as also did his balancing on a lighted lamp, playing a mandoline. Henry Bekker is a conjurer with many new and skilful tricks. The Sisters Williams, the first -prize winners in the amateur competition of a few weeks ago, appear in a song- soona, The Flower Girl." Fred Herbert, « vocal comedian, with good songs, and Dolly Golden, a charming dancer, to- gether with the Empiroscope, are other good items on a strong programme. Another competition for amateurs will take place on Thursday, March 17th. This date has been arranged to meet the con- venience of local tradesmen and others who cannot attend the Saturday after- noon competitions.
Tivoli Pentre. The ever-popular pantomime centreing iround "Dick Whfttington and His Cat will attract large crowds to the Tivoli this week. On Monday evening there was ia very large attendance. The production is on a modern scale of lavisl,nesc xeel- lent scenery, magnificent dresses, a large and efficient chorus, as well as a splendid orchestra, all of which spell success. The eleven scenes follow one another in very! quick time, the interval between anv two scenes being extremely short. Thus the pantomime is continuous throughout, pro- Tiding amusement and enjoyment to the (satisfaction of all. As Dick Whitting- ton" MiN. Daisv Yates wa-s a great suc- cess; the participants deserve praise one .and all for their good work. There were jokes galore and smart talk, as well as (amusing situations. One scene will remain in the minds of all who witnessed it, amely, the scene in which Betsy VNfr. Dan Thomas) and "Dick Whittiiig- I 'ton rehearse a duet and dance as Irish comedians. In the last scene there is the Lord Mayor's procession, in which a stage -coach is drawn by four black ponies, and Dick Whittington" arrives upon his (spotted charger. One must not forget a few words of praise to the Cat, whose antics; aret very funny. Very clever fdanoeo. were executed by the Olga, Belles.
Palace Porth. Topping the bill at the Palace this week is the popular comedian, Harry Grey, the Australian nugget, who cap- tures the audience immediately with his witty sayings, smart jokes, and catchy songs. He is responsible for roars of laughter. The Denars Brothers are also greatly appreciated, their gymnastic and acrobatic feats being exceedingly clever. They are accorded loud applause. Phil Parsons, comedian, needs no special com- ment, as he is well known to Rhondda audiences. He is, as ever, in loud demand. Violet Armidale is a very artistic and dainty soubrette, possessing a charm that is most taking, and easily captivated all hearts. The celebrated Paul Kramer Troupe, including Miss Martha Kramer-one of the greatest lady gymnasts on the stage-is exceedingly clever. Their feats of skill are almost beyond description, and they are awarded a well-deserved applause. The Sisters Indiana, the flexible ladies, are also smart, their twisting ability having been remarkably developed. Walter Stanley, comedian, possesses originality and is greatly appreciated. The Palascope tableaux are, as usual, up to date and augment a good show.
Cardiff Empire. The popular vocal comedian, Whit Ounliffe, is due at the Cardiff Empire on Monday next, with his latest song suc- cesses. Mile. Irma Lorraine, assisted by Marjah, late principal dancer from the Harem of the deposed Sultan, Abdul Hamid, and Mile. Leonv, will give an entirely new and beautiful performance in living pictures and in artistic Eastern dances. Reichen's wonderful /'performing dogs will go through a most remarkable per- formance, evincing an almost human intelligence. The Courtiers, under the direction of Paul Mill, will give a miniature musical comedy entertainment; the Barowskys, from the London Hinpodrome, in an acrobatic act full of novelties; Adey Spencer, the Girl from the Hat Shop Sisters Storm, duettists and dancers; Barrington, at the piano; and Kisbey the call-boy are other items of the programme.
New Workmen's Hall Ferndale. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday eveningis, crowded houses witnessed the popular pathetic 'drama, How Girls Are Brought To Ruin," by Mr. Morton Powell's company. The play is written by Mrs. Morton Powell, who takes the chief role, Miss Winnie Waters," with great effect. Miss Isla Garnet Vayne was great in her interpretation of Jessie Burton," the work-girl. Miss Kateryne Eckhart, who took the part of Mrs. Annie Burton," looked an ideal step- mother. Harry Hailing," a sailor in love with Jessie," was ably acted by ott, and showed a splendid grasp o: .9 r.icter. The heavy part was exceedingly done by Mr. Edward M Hearley, whose acting was excellent. Mr. James Turner as Sergt. Pride also did his part well, and Jack Jossie, the London Lad," had an able exponent in Mr. Sydney Bryant. The play arrested the attention of the audience from begin- ning to end, and the scenic effects are capitally worked, the Court scene being most realistic.
Opera House, Treherbert. Mr. Chas. W. Poole's well-known ex- hibition visits the Ouera House during next week. Mr. Poole's entertainments are so well known in the Rhondda, as elsewhere, that, like good wine, they need no bush. It is claimed for this year's production that it is the grandest and most sumptuously produced exhibition of its kind in the world. In addition to this unique entertainment, there are the Royal Banzaie, a well-known troupe of Japanese performers; W. R. Rowlands, a comedian of the first order; the Cairo Trio, in an Oriental musical act; Sydney Bach, the renowned Welsh entertainer; Inez and Pim, gymnasts; Bros. Rees, military athletes. A series of the latest bioscope films will also be shown. A matinee will be held on Saturday after- noon at 2.30. Further particulars of this great production will be found in our advertising columns.
Rinking Notes. Rink and the world rinks with you, fall and you You know what happens then. X X X Rinking still goes on in the Valley with an unabated swing. At the Pavilion, Tonypandy, large crowds are to be seen every evening, enjoying themselves to the full. X X X In reference to the Pavilion," the directors wish to draw the public's atten- tion to the folloiviiig:- XXX Prof. J. E. Peach, manager of the above Rink, who has given exhibitions at some of the largest Rinks, and is recog- nised to be England's most graceful gentleman skater, will, during the month commencing March 7th, on two nights per week, viz., Wednesdays and Fridays, and until further notice, give an original performance, unequalled in any other Rink in the district." x x x Mr. Peach, in our opinion, is one of the finest skaters in the Kingdom, and an exhibition of skating from him will be of marked interest. XXX By the bye, rinkers, don't forget the grand skating gymkhana on Friday, Feb. 25th, at the Mid-Rhondda rendezvous. XXX Particulars will be seen in our adver- tisement columns. XXX The fascination attached to roller skating continues to attract large 'num- bers of enthusiasts to the Olympia, Pentre, for the daily sessions. x x x In the evening, the floor is fully occu- pied by graceful skaters, and the manage- ment, under the guidance of Mr. Studd, successfully endeavours to secure maxi- mum comfort and enjoyment for all. x x x The social event of the rinking season will undoubtedly be the grand Carnival of All Nations at Olympia on the evening of St. David's Day. A happy thought, this, and a wonderful sight it should prove—quite a pageant of nations. At the last Carnival, many of the cos- tumes were really magnificent, and re- flected the greatest credit upon their inventors; in fact, visitors from Cardiff familiar with Cardiff Carnivals, gave it as their opinion that nothing finer has been seen in or out of Cardiff. x x x We are pleased to note that Miss Lilian Ryan, Treherbert, was successful in win- ning a first prize in her novel and attrac- tive costume representing the Rhondda Leader newspaper, at the Pontypridd Carnival last week. XXX We learn that Mr. Herbert Homer, of Pentre, who won a valuable gold watch at the Pavilion, Tonypandy. has also won first prizes at Pentre and Pontypridd Skating Rinks with his extremely novel and original costume. XXX We are making arrangements to re- produce a photograph of Mr. Homer attired in this novel dress in our columns next week.
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TENDERS, PONTYPRIDD UNION. THE Guardians of the above Union invite Tenders for the Supply of Provisions and other Articles for their Union Workhouse at Llwynypia for the ensuing Six and Twelve Months. Forms of Tenders can be obtained at my Office at the Workhouse. Samples of goods must accompany the Tenders. Tenders to be sent to me at Llwynypia Workhouse, Llwynypia, not later than the 15th day of March, 1910. Dated the 23rd February, 1910. WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk. Pontypridd. PONTYPRIDD UNION. THE Guardians of the above Union invite Tenders for the Supply of Provisions and other Articles for their Union Workhouse at Pontypridd and Church Village (Cottage Homes) for t; ensuing Six .and Twelve Months. Forms of Tenders can be obtains: I my Office at the Workhouse. Samples of goods must accompany the Tenders. Tenders to be sent to me at Pontypridd Workhouse, Pontypridd, not later than the 17th day of March, 1910. Dated the 23rd February, 1910. WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk. Pontypridd. 109 PONTYPRIDD UNION. APPOINTMENT OF FOSTER MOTHERS THE Guardians of the above Union J5. invite applications for the appoint- ment of THREE FOSTER MOTHERS at the Cottage Homes, Llantwit Fardre. Salary, £2.0 per annum, rising on satis- factory service by ten shillings per annum to a maximum of L22 10s., with washing, rations, and apartments. The appointments will be made subject to the approval of the Local Government Board, and the Poor Law Officers' Super- annuation Fund, 1896. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 40 years, and must be without encumbrance. i Forms of application may be obtained i from me, the undersigned, and to be returned to me not later than Tuesday, the 8th day of March, 1910. Dated 23rcl day of February, 1910. WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Clerk. Pontypridd. 107 LLANTRISANT AND LLANTWIT FARDRE RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE above Council invite Tenders for the supply of Provisions and other articles for their Isolation Hospital, Rhiwfelin, Llan- trisant, for the year ending 31st March, 1911. Forms of Tenders can be obtained at my Office, Court House Street, Pontypridd. Samples of goods must be sent- to the Council Offices, Pontyclun, not later than Wednesday, the 10th March, 1910. Tenders to be received not later than 10 o'clock a.m. Thursday, the I I th day of March, 1910 Dated 23rd day of February, 1910. WM. SPICKETT, Union Offices, Cletk. Pontypridd. 110
I Crushed between Tram and Side. On Saturday evening last, Bert White (27), Bodringallt Terrace, Ystrad-Rhon- dda, was fatally injured at the Bod- ringallt Colliery. It appears that the deceased was crushed between a tram and the roadside. Deceased, who was a native of Birmingham, died on Monday morning.
'jn i V*^jl ,4 I ir N noi/s/iAwsor ITOOTHVACRE AND fgj g! IpWAK,' ellfwlsfs fiHAlir* \jj X/V» JTZWVFS. A1/WO.C70/IV, iPOWDERSJlIfe^g PROMPTLY ARREST QUINSEY AND COLDS. HIPPODROME TONYPANDY Sole Lessee Mr. WILL STONE. General Manager Mr. EDGAR HARPER. Monday, Feb. 28th, and during the Week.QO 1|A UIOU TWICE NIGHTLY 0#0U MA Y HENDERSON, The Chocolate Coloured Queen. SAM DALTON, Comedian. Ellerslie Pyne, Dramatic Monologue, "Too Late." WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. HARVARD SEXTETTE. 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. TIYOILI PENTRE, Sole Lessee Mr. WILL STONE. General Manager Mr. EDGAR HARPER. Resident Manager Mr. R. MOTHERSILL. Monday, February 23, "O'Lf' Twice Nightly. IW Two Full Performances Nightly. OWINC TO ENORMOUS SUCCESS Mr. Stone has arranged with Mr. Dan Thomas, to play the PANTOMIME Dick Whittington ONE EEK LONGER. NEW SONGS. NEW DANCES. TWICE NIGHTLY. BOOK EARLY. People's Popular Prices- Circle, 1-, Booked and Reserved and Early Doors, 1/3 Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. (Mondays and Saturdays, 4d.) New Workmen's Hall, Ferndale Resident Manager-Mr. DAVID WILLIAMS. Secretary—Mr. WILLIAM JAMES. Monday, Febrimary 28 (Six Nights only), Matinee on Saturday. s Messrs. Travis Green and Arthur Hinton have the pleasure in presenting the georgeou Pantomime entitled- DEREL."NmWFA ,<mmHHH! All the Newest and Up-to-date Songs and Dances. Everything that is brightest and best in Pantomime faie. An enjoyable entertainment to both old and young. Splendid Specialities. Beautiful Scenery. Costly Costumes. Time & Prices of ildlmisslon as Usual. CriUIDIDC THEATRE OF OViririE. VARIETIES, TCmiTPACTDir. Proprietors The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. General Manager Mr. WALTER WRIGHT Assistant Manager „ r. WILL PEARSON 6»30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 Monday, Feb. 28th, 1910, and during the week. THE CELEBRATED COLOURED MEISTERS, In Harmony and Song. The Four .Black Troubadours. THE MERRY WIZARD, in his Original Conjuring Act and Ball Manipulation. The Charming Balladist, Miss BELLA BELMONT, the Original Singer of Somewhere." THE VAYS, in Humorous and Pathetic Vocal Scenaj Life in the Slums." Special Engagement of ESCOURT, the Extraordinary, who presents an Extravagant Act 'lag HARRY TAYLOR, the Disappointed Comedian. EMPIROSCOPE, Always Moving. A New and Original Act- ADAMS AND WARD, Irresponsible Acrobatic Comedians. One Continual Stream of Smiles, Laughs and Yells. 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 everv Performance without extra charge. Box Office Open aily from 11 ill 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. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) M Managing Director OSWALD STOL TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 —o— P Monday, Feb. 28th. 19IO, and durirrs? the Week. WHIT CUNLIFFE, In all his Latest Successes. Mdlle. TRMA LORRAINE, a Living Replica o I the Most Famous Continental Works of Art. t ADEY SPENOER, the Girl from the Hat Shop. M SISTERS STORM, Dainty Duettists & Dancers. THE BAROWSKYS, Clever Acrobatic Comedian R REICHEN'S DOGS, Novel and Original. THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE, Shewing New- Pictures. IKE k WILL SCOTT, Two Well-known Comedians. E BARRINGTON, Eccentricity Combined with Musical Genins. KISBEY, the Call Boy. THE COURTIERS, presenting a most delightfu?/ Musical Comedy Melange. Alft mmrm PALACE PORTH. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Limited Managing Director Mr. C. W. Poole Local Manager Mr. J. W. Bynorth Monday, Feb. 28, & during the Week. Great Success of the CW ONE Performance a N ight: Instead of two. We introduce an extra hour per night of the most UP-TO-DATE LIVING PICTURES, in addition to our SPLENDID VARIETY COMPANIES WEEKLY thus giving One Big Three Hours' Show from 7 to 10; And as the Palace is large, there will be no Advance in Prices. Thus the cheapest seats will only cost you Id. per hour. No other Palace in the United Kingdom will put on such a Big Show for so little money. Open Nightly at 6-50. Early Doors at 6-40.. Commence at 7 o'clock, and finish about 10 o'clock nightly. Times to suit the Miner, who has to rise early, and the family where the children have to attend scheol. Prices to suit all pockets and the times. Special Engagement of WILLIAM LEE & HELEN BENTLEY, in a playlet of parody and sentiment, The King's Counsel." The PHOENIX TRIO, Harmony Singers and Dancers. EMILY LYNDALE, Pick-me-up Burlesque Actress and, unique Dancer. SUSIE & PROTTI, in their marvellous dancing speciality POP DEARLY, the Dandy Coon in his latest succee- 1* She's a lump of love and cuddle." The 3 ALSKARNOS, original Risley Comedians. MINNIE LOVE, a sweet singer of sweet songs. Over an hour in Picture land, projected on the very latest BIOSCOPE In a. long series of selected Animated Pictures Total Change every week And the great TOM WOOTTWLELL, in rocal character studies: "Blowed if I did'nt wake up," Wait a, Minute." etc. The PALACE BAND of selected Mupician". One of the best in the provinces. Conductor—Mr. Stuart Lane Circle, 1/- (Early doors. 1/3, reserved at ] /3'. Pi and Balcony, 6d. (Early doors, 9d.) GaJJery 3d (Early doors, 4d.) Bicycles stored in a special room free of charge. Smoking permitted in all parts. No whistling or shouting alio we 3 Mr. Poole respectfully asks the public to assist him in maintaining good order 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- mission without explanation. 007 NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD EVERY EVENING at 7.30, and SATUR DAY; at 2. London's Greatest Success- f The Woman in the Case From the Garrick and New Theatre, London. Preceded at 7.30 by HER LADYSHIP'S GUEST t. f Next Week- A Country Girl. Box Office at Theatre, 10 to 5, and during the Performance. Nat. let Cardiff 376. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. ø- THEATRESCOPE with all the,, Latest Pictures. February 121, and for Six Nights Miss MAY .NEILL & Mr. GEO. KIRK'S No. 1 Company in From Shop Cirl to Duchess Miss MAY NEILL as The Shop Girl." Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/- Gallery, 6d. Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. 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