THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. 1 ———————————————————— ¡ | Monday, March 7th, 1910, and during the Week, FRED C. SOMERFIELD and PERCY BROWN'S Enormous Attraction, GEOFFREY LANGDONS WIFE Early Doors, 6.45; Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL. MONDAY, MARCH 14th, u ITir^ O 1 J „\ TTT J I- JJI Another Great Melville Drama— i 1X0 IbOlCllGr S W 6QQII1^
Amusements. Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Miss May Henderson, the dusky comedy queen, tops the bill here this week in a manner which is entirely her own. Miss Henderson sings and dances in the most unconventional coon manner, teases the different members of the orchestra, and produces laughter in that wholesale and hearty manner which is worth seeing. Using a colloquialism belonging to this district, Mary is a toy Y, without a doubt. If you dis- believe us, go and see for yourself. Mr. Ellerslie Pyne appears successfully in a pathetic playlet in one scene, Too Late," In which Mr. Pyne plays several well- known parts out of well-known plays, in- cluding Coupeau from "Drink," Marcus from The Sign of the Cross," &c. At the fall of the curtain, Mr. Pyne falls in for a great ovation. The Harvard Sextette are extremely pleasing as vaudeville enter- tainers, and their voices blend deliciously. Sam Dalton, eccentric comedian; and Lilian Travellie, ballad vocalist, complete the very strong programme. A Duel in Mid-Air." is graphically projected in pic- tures, and the Kingdom of Liliput is most amusing. The other pictures in- clude The Mexican's Revenge," The Cripples' Matrimonial Race," "The Haunted Man," &c. Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Messrs. Silverstone and Wright's com- pany holds the boards this week with the popular play, The Nihilist, or a Prince's Secret Wedding." It abounds with interesting situations and the audiences are thoroughly aporeciative, as they may, well be with a play of such true merit and so well produced. The leading parts are Prince Alexander (Mr. 0. Silver- stone), Alexina. Orloff," secretly married to Alexander (Miss Edna Clare), "Prin- cess Olga," betrothed to Alexander (Miss Morrie Kelebyi), and Ivan Nowasky," the village blacksmith (Mr. George Meredith). They are well supported by the remainder of the caste; sufficient humorous business is introduced by Mr. Henry Wright and Miss Jessie Ford in the characters of Bobbie Smart," a British subject, and that, of Katrina Zindoff," in love with Bobbie. Next week, the attraction is Geoffrey Langdon's Wife," a story of a woman's betrayal, by F. C. Somerfield, author of "The Tyrant." Empire, Tonypandy. The Coloured Meisters, a musical quar- tet, submit a very pleasing and har- monious turn at the Empire this week. They have excellent voices, well trained and sweetly modulated, and their various renderings—all new to local patrons- excite the heartiest appreciation. The Vays are also responsible for a very good turn. They represent life in the London slums, and there is fun, pathos and har- mony in their contribution. Adams and Ward are an irresponsible pair of acro- batic comedians. They are guilty of some really novel and unorthodox antics, which provoke rounds of merriment. Escourt is an ingenious amusement caterer. He sings about what the performers do, and does some very good things on his own account. His bottle and plate balancing was a clever piece of juggling. Miss Bella Belmon, the orignal singer of Somewhere," is also on the programme, and her soulful singing won her hearty applause. Harry Taylor, a comedian with a wry face and indescribable songs, to- gether with the Merry Wizard, the second prize winner in the amateur competition, are others on the same bill. Tivoll Pentre. The enormous success of the pantomime, "Dick Whittington," produced by Mr. Dan Thimas' company, has fed to its fur- ther production during this week. Those who witnessed the panto, last 'week may well go again this week, as there are several new songs and dances, as well as the many successful items given last week. The Salome dance by Betsy (Mr. Dan Thomas) is intensely amusing, and so is the man-monkey, Pete." Palace Porth. A splendid programme is submitted at the Palace this week. Topping the bill are William Lee and Helen Bentley in a playlet of parody and sentiment, The King's Counsel," a, turn responsible for uproarious laughter and loud applause. The great Tom Woo twell, in vocal char- acter studies, is unquestionably ^reat, displaying art to a high degree, tie is accorded a great ovation. Very fine a!eo are the Three Alskarnos, the original risley comedians. They are loudly ap- plauded. The Phoenix Trio, harmony singers, display great talent, as also do Minnie Love, who sings beautifully, pos- sessing a charming voice that is well ap- plauded; Emily Lyndale, a burlesque of no mean talent, and a unique dancer; and Susie and Prottie, in a dancing speciality, also evoke applause. Pop Dearly, dandy coon, in some of his latest songs, is also good. The new bioscope in a series of interesting and humorous pic- tures is equally good and much appre- ciated. Opera House, Treherbent. Mr. Chas. W. Poole's 1910 production occupies the boards this week. The name of "Poole" is one to conjure with in the myriorama line, and without a doubt the entertainment this year surpasses all previous records. All the scenic produc- tions are entirely new and of great edu- cational value, whilst the bioscope pic- tures are certainly the very latest. Mr. John R. Poole is a competent guide, and his descriptive notes are both amusing and instructive. The variety portion of the programme is great. The Royal Banzais, six in number, appear with huge success, and should be seen to be believed. These Japanese jugglers, contortionists and equilibrists are wonderfully clever, and include Little Togo, and Tiny Nogi, the only Japanese nightingale. Their gorgeous Japanese scenery is valued at £ 5,000. W. R. Rowland bears the cognomen of Professor in the art of mirthmaking," and he certainly is one. Inez and Pim are greatly appreciated in their refined gymnastic performance, whilst Sid Bach, the renowned Welsh entertainer, captures his audience in his original pianistio speciality, Mrs. Jones, the Landlady." The Cairo Trio present an original Oriental musical act very suc- cessfully, whilst the Bros. Rees, unique military athletes, complete the strong bill of fare. Poole's Imperial Orchestra, is capably directed by Mr. F. Mann. A very strong attraction is billed for next week, viz., The Prince and the Beggar Maid." New Workmen's Hall Ferndale. Mr. David Williams, the manager of this magnificent Hall, is deserving of a word of praise for bringing to the. town first-classi companies. This week again he has been very fortunate in having another treat for his patrons, viz., Messrs. Travis Green and Arthur Hinton's company in that gorgeous pantomime, Cinderella. The magnificent scenery and the beautiful dresses add very much to" the success of the performance. Miss Leila Zillwood as Prince Charming" is a great success, and takes her part as■ j principal boy with hearty vigour, and i delights everyone. Miss Dalla Fredericks is a winsome "Cinderella"; she acts daintily and dances well. Miss Lottie! Mellor as Dardini (valet to Prince Charming) possesses an excellent voice, which gains for her loud cheers. The "Fairy Godmother" is well imperson- ated by Miss Gertie Russell, who is also great in her electric transformation dance. Mr. Carl Fredericks does good business as Baron Hardup." Mr. Will Webb and Mr. Todd Squires, who im- personate the two ugly sisters, are ex- ceedingly good, while the broker's men, viz." "Blustering Jim" and "Nervous Joe," interpreted by Mr. Gus Granville and Mr. Frank Sheppard, are great and keep the audience in roars of laughter from beginning to end. Mr. Ernest Clyde, who takes the part if Pimples (the Baron's page), is a source of wit. His laughing song was cleverly done and took the house by storm. The May Quartet were very good, and introduced some graceful dancing. La Belle Mascot, on the silver wire, was very clever, and is one of the best tight-rope walkers ever seen at Ferndale. Mr. Wyman, the great Australian roller skater, gave a fine ex- hibition of roller skating on the rough stage floor, and the local rinkers would do well to watch his marvellous strides. Mr. P. J. Durrey, who "holds the world's championship for globe walking, also gives a splendid exhibition of globe walking. The Three Hilberts, comedy acrobats and bouncing table experts, go off very well. In connection with this, a competition takes place every night, which should ensure bumping houses each night. The Olympia Skating Rink, Pentre Another tremendous success was scored by the management of the Olympia in connection with the great carnival of all
•«* CriUIQIDET THEATRE OF ELlVI^IPlE. VARIETIES, TONYPANDY. 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, March 7th, 1910, and during the week. HARRY FIRST & Co., America's Foremost Hebrew Character Actor, in a Novel One-Act Comedy Drama, The Matrimonial Fee," by Florence Hadley and Harry First. BERT RAYBURN, a Quaint Singer of Quaint Songs. EILEEN DOUGLAS, assisted by Mr. FELL. At the Piano. STEVENS & BRETT, Refined Burlesque Entertainers. The THREE HUXTERS, in Clever Combination of Skill and Rumour Languid Energy.' THE DAIMLERS (Alec and Dolly), Ctitnedy Artistes and Dancers. EMPIftOSCOPE, Always Moving. N. T. C. H. IKJLOTO JEJSSJiL Presenting an Unique EquiHbristic Performance, introducing Sensational Five Ladder Act. 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 Dailv 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.
Rinking Notes. The skating gymkhana held at the Pavilion, Tonypandy, nroved an unquali- fied success. From a spectator's point of view, the quality of mirth produced by the com- petitors in the various races was greatly enjoyed. In the musical chair event, Miss Lukins, of Pontypridd, proved the victor, whilst Miss Sarah Jones, Tonypandy, captured the honours in the plate race. That awkward race—three-legged race —was adroitly won by Messrs. Day and Lock, Sherwood; and the sack race fell to Mr. Thos. Thomas. Some of the competitors showed con- siderable skill in imitating a wheelbarrow, but Messrs. Thomas and Baker, Tony- pandy. outshone all competitors and car- ried off the prize in that event. The starvation race produced a ludi- crous sight, and terminated in an excit- ing finish. Two special amateur events are on to-night (Thursday) at the Pavilion. They are ladies' half-mile and gents' one mile races, and exciting finishes should be wit- nessed. A very pleasant social event was seen at Olympia, Pentre, on Tuesday evening last, when a carnival of all nations was indulged in. The sight presented was extremely novel and pleasing, and the names of the prize-winners will be found in another column. The band was augmented, and the lime- light effects were delicious and exquisite.
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«== I Excursion to Duhliri- In view of the, interest taken locally in S the forthcoming international Rugby football match, Wales v. Ireland, at Dublin on the 12th March, the London J and North Western Railway are running J a special express excursion to Dublin via j Holyhead on Friday night, the 11th inst., from all stations on the Taff Vale line. I Passengers will be able to get into through coaches to Holyhead, where they arrive in time to make themselves com- j fortable on the boat preparatory to start- J ing from Holyhead to Dublin, where they arrive in nice time for breakfast with- out having the fatigue of a further rail journey. Passengers arriving at their North Wall Station find themselves in the City of Dublin. Handbills with par- ticulars of times, fares, &c., can be obtained at any station, or from Mr. J. A. Findlay, L. & N.W.R,, Abergavenny.
TY, e y c I (IRE WHEY OTHEKSFAIL E r \H THOUSANDS 0r\ j^MjEURA LGIAj 1 [PQWDERsi^ PROMPTLY ARREST QUINSEY AND COLDS. ■ HIPPODROME TONYPANDY Sole Lessee Mr. WILL STONE. General Manager Mr. EDGAR HARPER. ^0 M°nday, March 7th, and during the Week. O UlOU TWICE NIGHTLY U#OU WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. LA BELLE ALICE and her Animal Sailors. Drilling on Deck of a Battleship. Purvis &B Partner, ScreamiBg Musical Comedy Duologue, The Post- o man's Kiaock." PET OF THE BIG HORN RANCH. A Powerful Drama in Pictures4 DIVER-SIONS. A Screamer. THE LAMP. A Long Yell. Mr. BROWN HUNTING. SACK RACE. THE MOTHERLESS WAIF. A Beautiful Picture Story. Cyclomina, Wonderful CycliDg Novelty. Charlie Lee, Comedian. Nelson Hardy, Ventriloquist. I Tie and Prices as Usual. TIYOJLI PENTRE, Sole Lessee Mr. WILL STONE. General Manager Mr. EDGAR HARPER. Resident Manager Mr. R. MOTHERSILL, 6Q/| Monday, March 7thf Q /g HZ Twice Nightly. W Two Full Performances Nightly. Mr John F. Preston's Powerful Dramatic Sketch- ROGUES OF THE TURF. EDMUND CASELLI, The Banjo Ring. RED WING'S GRATITUDE, on the Bioscope. FOOLHEAD'S DREAMS, a Screamer The CRIPPLE'S MATRIMONIAL RACE, sure to m ake you laugh. Mr. Ellerslie Payne, In a Dramatic Sketch Too Late." I JAMES BRADY, t 9 Eccentric Comedian People's Popular Prices— Circle, t- Booked and Reserved and Early Doors, 1/3; Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. (Mondays and Saturdays, 4d.j OPERA HOUSE TREHERBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited Manager Mr. M. B. Pedlar. For Three Nights Only, commencing Thursday, March 10th, 1910, Miss INEZ HOWARD presents the Great Lyceum Success— The PRINCE and the BEGGAR MAID! By Walter Howard. Playing, to Crowded Houses Nightly! The Success of the Century! 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 GREAT SUCCESS. Business Manager—Mr. DAVID WILLIAMS. | Secretary—Mr. WILLIAM JAMES. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, March 7, 8 and 9, Messrs. Silverstone and Wright's Company in !t)M ML _<t! J<mT) r" J<Hh_ The IWJIlHtMJXST Or, a Prince's Secret. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 10, 11 and 12, Mrs. Morton Powell's great successfnl Play, Driving a Girl to Destruction. Time Prices of Admission as Usual. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOL- M TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 -0- P Monday, March 7th, 19to, & durir a the Week. MISS MARGARET COOPER: The Great London West End Favourite Inimitable in Songs at the Piano. I ARTHUR KENNY, The Sensational Cyclist. t WILL H. FOX, The well-known Paderwiekf a Satirist, Padivvhiski,' with his usual Fund of N Humorous Anecdotes. The Celebrated COLOURED MEISTERS, In. R Harmonious Songs. LEO TEL, A Master of Mimicry. LA RERAT, The Mystic Grotto Dancer, MONIE MINE, In her own story, songs, and. step dances. ETHE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE, Shewing New- Pictures. Special Eng-ag-ement of GERTIE GITANA, The Star That Never Fails to Shine." PALACE PORTH. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Limited- Managing Director Mr p 'm p™ Local Manager • Mr"j; Monday, March 7, & during the Week Great Success of the GW ONE Performance a Night. Instead of two. UP-TO-DA?E LIVING ^PICTURESK th? 'H08fe SPLENDID VARV^Sffi^ gIvIng One Big Three Hours" Show from 7 to to And as the Palace is large, there will be no Advance in, S hour No other PahMM inX you 1<L put on such a Open Nightly at 6-50. Early Doors at 6 <in rw 7 o'clock, and finish about 10 o'cUk Times to suit the Miner, who has tn family where the children have to attend S^PrK to suit all pockets and the times. Special Engagement of London's most Popular Songstress MAY MARS In Song Scena-UAPersian Garden." Magnificent Scenery and Effects. WALTER WADE, m his New Vocal Monologue, "Sandy McGrcjfor." WEE MADGE, Scotch Comedienne, in Song, Dance and HARRT RUSSBM, Oo^in^theGreat Comedy Sketch giwal Whim?ic,al Musical" WARNERS, in their 1381 WINNIE DARRELL, Comedienne and Dancer. BIIOSCO0rEinTnrCtU,re land' I?roiected on the very latest B,°*CO"ii>teor.1e0«,»e^S U"'a' And the HOVVARDS (Ralph and Nellie), in a Screaming: Sketch, "Military Mad." (Early doors, 4d.) a,,ery 3rt« Bicycles stored in a special room free of charre w permitted in all parts. No whistling or shoutingaXw^ Mr. Poole respectfully asks the public to assist him ;» maintaining good ord-r in all parts of the hoS^ mJSw will be permitted on the Stafce to offend the moS dious. The Management reserve the^ri?ht to retasi Ad- mission without explanation. qoZ NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD- EVERY EVENING at 7-30 and SAT UR DAY at 2. The Ever-Popular Musical Play— rPlD nT A COUNTRY GIRL Next Week- The Successful Comedy MRS. PONDERBURY'S PAST! Box Office at Theatre. 10 to 5, and daring the Performance. Nat. lei CardHf.376. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. 4W THEATRESCOPE with all the Latest Pictures. February 21, and for Six Night.. I 4 Miss MAY NEILL & Mr. GEO. KIRK'S No. 1 Company in From Shop Girl to Duches Miss MAY NEILL as The Shop Girl." i Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6 Pit, 1/- < Gallery, 6d. 1 Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors Id M extra to all parts. m THEY MAKE A I DIFFERENCE 1 When you have eaten anything that disagrees with you, or feel below par, or suffer from Backache Constipation, Im- pure Blood, Bile or Sluggish Liver, take < one or two doses of KERNICK'S VEGETABLE PILLS and you will notice the difference at onee the change from Sickness to Health- Sold only in 7 1 d, Bid, and 2/9 boxes b1; 2 2 Chemists and Stores. 4994 Printed for the Proprietors by MessrS- Evans & Short, Tonypandy, and pcbiiai", by the Proprietors, The Rhond<y Leader," Limited, at their Offices, sior De Winton Street, Toitf' pandy, in the County of Glamorgan. i
nations held on St. David's Day. That the Olympia is a social centre and the rinking rendezvous of Rhondda society is now accepted as a fact bv all. From half- past six until eleven the 'rink was occu- pied by a large number of skaters, some in evening dress, but the majority in cos- tumes of various nationalities. The spec- tacle to the very numerous spectators was really supei-bi and will secure another large attendance upon any future occa- sion. The prizes were distributed by Mrs. Hill, of Treherbert, and the following is a list of prize-winners — Ladies.—Best historical national cos- tume Miss Price, Ton, as "Vt%>na of 18th Century." Best descrintive or most typical national costumes: 1st, Miss Jennie Ryan, Treorchy, as A Maori Girl 2nd, Mrs. Dr. Tribe,. Treorchy, as "Our Empire 3rd, Miss JNancy Jones, Pentre, as Britannia. Special Girls' prizes: Miss Piele, Treorchy, as Norwegian Girl and Mrs. H. Ryan, Treorchy, as Dutch Girl." -Gentlemei,i.-Bec,t historical costumes 1st, Mr. Obi Meredith, Pentre, as "Napoleon"; special nrize, Master Len Da vies, Pentre, as King Charles II." Best eccentric national costumes: 1st, Mr. Tom Ap Rhys, as Welsh Lady 2nd, Mr. N. Coles, as "Butcher." Best descriptive national costumes: 1st, Mr. Mitchell, as "John Bull": 2nd, Mr. Homer, Pentre, as Patagonian Indian" 3rd, Mr. Lewis, as. Spanish Toreador." Special boys' prizqr Master Davies, Caer- philly, as an Austrian Hussar." Best two-step couple: 1st, Miss Hill and Mr. Warden, Treorchy; best skaters, Mr. and Miss Jenkins, Treorchy. Special prize for best skater (combining grace and skill), Mr. Banloch, Treorchy. A magnificent confetti battle completed the carnival. Cardiff Empire. Miss Margaret Cooper, the famous entertainer at the piano, pays a welcome return visit to the Cardiff Empire on Monday next. Gertie Gitana, the charming little vocalist, will be heard in her latest songs.; and La Berat, the mystic grotto dancer, will present a new creation full of artistic beauty and charm. Arthur Kenny, sensational cyclist: Will H. Fox, comedian-pianist; Coloured Meisters, in harmonious songs; Leo Tell, animal mirtiie; and Monie Mine, in song and story, are also billed for next week at Cardiff Empire.