Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. A very interesting detective play, Almost- His Bride," is being produced at the Royal this week by Mr. Stephen Pritt's company. The plot is of a novel character and well worked out, every member of the company doing their best to bring the performance to a successful issue. Mr. George R. J. Austin assumes the role of the hero, Phillip Rowland," acting with a realism and attention to detail that cannot be too highly praised. Mr. R. Fo Stacey gives a masterly repre- sentation of the somewhat faint-hearted villain, "Jasper Thorne." As the "Earl of Ullswater Mr. David McFarlane is highly successful, and the same remark applies to Mr. Telly Dillsen as Squire Rowland." Mr. Stephen Pritt is seen to great advantage as I-Simoii Simson," the amateur detective, his clever imper- sonation ft the assumed character of negro, in which guise he gains knowledge of the villain's secrets, deserves and sains unstinted applause. Miss Lily Prescott as Myra Thorne," Miss Moores as Mors a Gilchrist," Miss Liddon as Ruth Gilchrist," and Miss Marie Florence as "Emma Baxter," delineate their various characters most success- fully. The scenery is particularly effec- tive. Next week, the marvellous play, "When it was Dark," founded on Guy Thorne's celebrated novel of the same name, will he presented at the Royal. This is bound to be enthusiastically received. The Biailop of London said of When it was Dark ::—" It paints in wonderful colours what it seems to me the world would be if, owing to a gigantic fraud, the Resurrection might be supposed never to "have occurred and you see how woman in a moment loses the best friend she ever had, and crime and violence increase, in every part of the world. When you see how darkness settles down on the human spirit then you quit with something like adequate thanksgiving, and thank God it is light because of the awful darkness when it was dark." Mr. Duckworth, we are informed, has made arrangements for a short season of 'drama at the Royal on the lines of some popular London theatre, giving two per- formances nightly, commencing at 6.30 and at 8.30. This season will commence on Monday, June 13th.
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The Fouv Mexicans, Expert Lassoo Throwers ANOTHER GRAND SELECTION OF PICTURES. Time and Prioes as XJsual. Better than ever. All the People say it has come to stay. Pooies PICTURE PALACE TREHERBERT. Twiqe Nightly, 6-45 and 8-45 The only Picture Palace that can give you an Up-to-date Performance at a Low Price viz: 2d., 4d. and 6d. POOLE'S ELECTRIC SAFETY BIOSCOPE The Acme of Animated Photography. IV Greater Attraction than Ever NEW PICTURES! Better than a Play. Brighter than an Opera. Instructive and Amusing. Changed Twice Bach Week! We also engage the best VARIETY TALENT available. We change our Pictures. We change our Artistes, but we do not change our prices, viz. Gallery, 2d.; Pit, 4d.; Balcony, ad. ciuidibe:theatre OF ELlVll IllE. 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, June 6th, 1910, and during the week. Farewell Appearance in Great Britain previous to his departure to Australia, of <JIM SSfiMSON Of Aberdeen. British Heavy-weight Champion Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestler. Winner of Lord Lonsdale's Champion Gold Belt value f,100, also E100 in Prize Money. BOXING.. Esson will forfeit £5 to any British Heavy-weight Boxing Champion whom he fails to stop in 6 rounds Look Out for the GREAT SPORTING MATINEE. Saturday Afternoon. Boxing and Wrestling Contests by well-known champions. Names to be sent in to Manager for 8st 41b. BOXING COMPETITION1 NEIL FRANCIS, Comedian & Dancer. ARDEN & ODELL, Acrobatic Eccentrics. MARIE LORD, Chorus Comedienne. FOUR SYDNEY GIRLS In their Singing and Dancing Act. MARK HALL, The Hall-Mark Comedian. VICTORIA NEIL, Dancer. EMPIROSCOPE, Always Entertaining. Special Starring Engagement of the e p p I. &I it-W IL-P Operatic Vocalists, introducing the Popular Baritone Vocalist, Stanley Keppel. Note the Prices—Gallery, Tuesday to Friday, 2d., Early Door, 3d.; Mondays & Saturdays, 3d., Early Door, 4d.; Pit, 6d., Early Door, 8d.; Stalls, 9d, Early Door, Is.; Circle and Stalls, Is., Early Door, 1/3; Grand Circle, 1|6, Early Door, 1/9; Boxes, 10/6 (to seat 5) Single Seats ,2/6 each. Advance Booking for every Performance without extra charge. Box Office Open Daily from 11 till 4. Telephone No.: 42. $&»te the Times.—First House: Doors open at 6.15, commence at 6.30 p.m. Second House: Doors open at 8.80, commence at 8.45 p.m. ill Children must be paid for. Seats not guaranteed. No money returned. The management reserve the right to refuse admission. E CARDIFF MPIRB (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director. OSWALD STOIi m mr Managing Director. OSWALD STOIi M TWICE NIGHTLY—8.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 &Jt& -0- P Monday June the 6th, 1910, and during the Week. From the London Hippodrome, Miss Ada Reeve The Famous Comedienne. I THE ROYAL DELOME& will present a delight- ful Dancing Act. B BESSIE BUTT, The Favourite Comedienne. The Military Maid! ESTA STELLA. Charming in Song and Dance. LA FREYA Presentin- her Original Artistic Visions. in Song and Dance. Artistic j) a LUIS ALVAREZ, The Principal Tenor from the Royal Opera House, Madrid. New and Interesting Subjects on the NW AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. JACK PLEASANT, The Popular Shy Comedian, Palace Theatre PORTH. Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Limited Manager Mr. J. W. Bynortb MONDAY, JUNE 8th, For Six Nights only, COMMENCE EACH EVENING 7.30 Special Attraction for the Open- ing of the DRAMATIC SEASON. H. ARMITAGE introduces Miss MARIE LEONHARD and powerful Company, IN 'With Edged Tools' (Arranged as a Play by H. Armitage). From Henry Seton Merriman's Famous Novel The Tour under the direction of HAMILTON DEANE. Circle II Pit Gallery I 1/6 Reserved 1/9 1/- 6tf. Early doors 3d. extra to all parts. Ordinary doors 7-15. Curtain Rices at 7-30 .!f NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. 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THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, June 6tli, and during the Week THE WGSDERFUL PLAY- WHEN IT WAS DARK TIME AND PRICES AS USUAL. 6 Ofl! Look Out tor Short Season of Drama- O QH «OU | TWICE NIGHTLY. U»UU
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Topping the bill this week are the Leopolds Troupe of acrobats in their original and up-to-date comical absurdity, entitled" The Crazy Waiters." Their acrobatic business is exceptionally clever, whilst the small touch of comedy intro- duced is very amusing, May Lilian Levey, the famous comedienne, has established herself a prime fa vourite with Pandy audiences, her two splendid chorus songs being taken up with rare zest. Her -make-ups. which are of the dude class, are really smart. A very humorous sketch is that presented by Sewell and Dudley—" The Sun Bath," by Charles Skitts. The scene is laid on the seashore, the principal object being a bathing van. Somehow, the van, which belgngs to a ilady, is invaded in her absence by one of the" sterner" sex, and this gives rise to several vexatious; contretemps. Of course, the audience shrieks with laugh- ter. Joe Sterling is a very funny come- dian whilst Allen and Austin, comedy artistes and dancers, complete a very good bill of far.?. The picture portion retains its interest, including as it does "His Only Child." a very pathetic picture story, which ends in the old, old way; The Western Maid," an exciting series; "Brought to Terms," which causes yells of laughter, and heaps of other films,
Empire, Tonypandy. One of the most bewildering turns ever seen on the boards of any local theatre is that given at the Empire this week by Sears, the famous American illusionist. Men and women vanish mysteriously under his hands, only to reappear else- where secur-ely corded and boxed in a tube. Hîs most striking demonstration, however, is the manner in which he releases himself from a strait-jacket—an exact replica of those formerly used in H.M. Pri son?. To those who have seen this instrument of torture," no detailed description is needed or the security of any person imprisoned within its folds. The prisoner is strapped in all manner of ways, and his chances of escape are well-nigh impossible. Sears, however, demonstrates that even a strait-jacket will not hold him bound, as in the course of a few minutes he manages to extricate himself from an apparently impossible position. Except in the strait-jacket per- formance, he is assisted by an army of attendants, who, as good Americans, have learnt the scientific value of hustling." Rastus and Banks are a very clever coloured comedy couple. They have some good song", pretty dances, and smart patter, but perhaps the most remarkable feature of their turn are the wonderful somersaults of the gentleman. The McCornell Trio provide plenty of hilarity in a capital musical sketch, entitled The Invalid. The advice of the pseudo doctor (a. very matter of fact builder's foreman) makes one's ribs ache It is the richest bit of farce we have heard for some time. Other good turns are con- tributed by Edgar Cook, the conjuring chef," who produces a heterogeneous col- lection of rabbits, cats, pigeons, &c., from flames of livid fire; Eily Adair, Irish comedienne and dancer; and Sinclair, who gives a really good exhibition with his marionettes. Patrons of the Empire will learn with regret of the impending departure of Mr. Walter Wright, the popular manager, who proceeds to Exmouth in the course of a few days to take charge of a variety company at that attractive resort. Our readers will unite with us in wishing him every success in his new venture.
Palace Porth. Messrs. Poole are certainly to be con- gratulated upon the quality of the pro- gramme submitted at thei Palace this week. They close their variety business with a first-class combination. The premier offering is a musical comedy, The Cruise of H.M.S. Victory," pre- sented by Mr. Arthur Watson and a splen- did company. Pretty and catchy songs, smart jokes, and superb dancing and beautiful scenery evoke loud and con- tinuous applause. A very pretty sketch is also produced by the Haydons, entitled Bertie and the Barmaid." Herbert La Martine, comedian, is great. His dancing has not been equalled at the Palace, while he contributes some fine songs. He is in loud demand. Bessie Mackenzie, in her scena, Christie of Sketra," is charming. Her beautiful soprano voice is like that of a bird. The Scotch melodies are greatly appreciated. Rosa Neilson, dancer and speciality artiste, is also a delightfully clever little lady that wins loud encomiums. The Bioscope, with its up-to-date pictures, proves both interesting and entertaining. Such an announcement as that which heralds the coming to Porth of the greatest of modern society plays, With Edged Tools," merits sincere thanks to Mr. C. w. Poole in giving so colossal an attraction to mark the opening of his Miss MARIE: LEONHARD in With Edged Tools." dramatic season. This play is the wonder- fully successful dramatised version of Henry Seton Merriman's famous novel. A leading London journal recently held a plebiscite to ascertain who was the most popular British author, and the same method was employed to ascertain the most famous book. The result was start- ling, proving Henry Seton Merriman to be our premier novelist, whilst his most famous book, "With Edged Tools," was proved to have been read by no less than 2,000,000 people in Great Britain alone. This, then, is the work Porth is to be favoured with next week—dramatised by such a brilliant master as Mr. H. Armitage "clothed" in a production which has cost over L2,000, and played by a company of "star" artistes which is, in one word, perfection." A great treat is in store for local and district play- goers-the opportunity of seeing such artistes as Miss Marie Leonhard as Jocelyn Gordon," Miss Marguerite Cellier as Millicent Cheyne," Miss Edith Anton-Laing as Lady Jlerries," Miss Alice Maude as Lady Cantourne," Mr. J. D. Geddes as Guy Oscard," Mr. Charles Hartopp as Jack Meredith," Mr. Walter Russell as Sir John," and that brilliant and powerful young actor, Mr. Charles Barrett, as Victor Durnovo.
Tivoli Pentre. At the Tivoli this week there is a splendid collection of interesting pictures, shewn in an effective manner by the Bioscope, to the accompaniment of good music. The initial item on the programme consists of an overture, The Navy (two-step by H. E. Pethen). The musical director and his confreres deserve our thanks and commendation. Of the pic- tures, Nos. 2 and 6 are exceptionally fine. p ion Ronuilrs, the Founder of Rome is the subject of a magnificent picture in colours, while the" Dalai Lama," also in colours, gives us a good conception of an Eastern country's fashions and proces- sions on State occasions. The amusing pictures, including The Runaway Table" and Foolshead's Crime," cause endless laughter. "The Juggler is a picture based upon a powerful dramatic story with an original plot. The whole entertainment is excellent value for money. The programme is now altered twice weekly. On Wednesday evening, the proceeds at the Tivoli were for the benefit of the Pentre Boy Scouts. There were large attendances, and so the Scouts reaped substantial benefit, for which Mr. Stone deserves the best of thanks.
Opera House, Treherbert. Another splendid programme of up-to- date films was shown by Poole's Electric Bioscope at the Treherbert Picture Palace (Opera House) during the former part of this week. In these entertainments there is nothing stale or out of place. Mr. Totten, the genial and courteous manager, invariably caters with tact and refine- ment, and patrons of the above theatre are now always assured of a really good show. The wonderful nictures of the late King Edward VII.'s funeral, and the removal of his body from Buckingham to Westminster, are again shown this week, in addition to the many other excellent and nerfect. pictures. Howards, the world-famed and wonderful mystic enter- tainers, and the only mental telepathic mind readers in the world. The Howards were commanded to appear before the late King at Balmoral in 1909. They claim to be the only legitimate people who have been the means of discovering missing friends, at times finding them in some of the most remote parts of the world. The Howards have also been ,the means of restoring to their rightful owners lost and stolen property, when all hope had been abandoned regarding its recovery. This marvellous turn is well worth seeing, Also Hayman and Houghton, the swell and his genial friend, provide a feast of mirth and amusement. They are simply two comedians and dancers, but as such they excel. Cardiff Empire. MISS ADA REEVE NEXT WEEK. Miss Ada Reeve, one of our greatest musical comedy stars, is the premier turn on the Empire bill for the coming week. Everyone knows the charming Ada, and those who have, not seen her in her many big musical comedy successes, should not miss the present opportunity of hearing her in her latest song successes. For some weeks past Miss Reeve has been appearing before crowded houses at the London Hippodrome, and her sweet ren- dering of a selection of songs from her extensive repertoire has gained for her even greater popularity than ever. Another big turn on next week's Empire bill is Jack Pleasants, the well- known comedian, who is returning to Cardiff with a whole heap of new and catchy songs. It may surprise many admirers of this well-known comedian to know that he has only been on the stage nine years. He acquires his knowledge quickly, however, for during his compara- tifely short- acquaintance with the variety stage he has learned the work so thoroughly, and succeeded in entertaining his audiences so well, that he is now a £ top-Jtser "—a distinction which he cer- tainly merits. The other big star artistes on next weekJs bill are dainty Miss Esta Stella, the military maid, in all her latest suc- cesses La, Freya, in original artistic visions; Luis Alvarez, the well-known Spanish tenor; Harry Lamore, in an eccentric wire act; the Royal Delomes, presenting a novel dancing act; and all the latest and most interesting features on the Bioscope.
Rinking Notes. The directors of the Pavilion have for- tunately secured the services of Mr. Walter E. Dovey, of the Pontypridd Rink, to take the place of Mr. Wilson, late floor manager. Mr. Dovey is well known as a very expert and graceful skater, and exceed- ingly gentlemanly in his demeanour to- wards patrons, and his coming to Tony- pandy augurs well for the continued suc- cess of this popular Rink. Mr. Dovey is already on good terms with the crowds who are delighting in making jyhat has frequently been described as a winter pastime into one lasting all the year round, and in this the patrons are greatly assisted by the excellent ventilation of this Rink. Mr. Dovey and the popular instructress, Miss Harrison, may be seen daily present- ing novel and graceful displays in waltzing two-steps, &c. Mr. Studd goes to Weston, where he expects to be engaged through the sum- mer, and hopes to return in the autumn. At the suggestion of several patrons, the directors propose forming a tennis club, and will, if the idea is supported sufficiently, provide, several courts on the floor of this commodious Rink. Will ladies and gentlemen desiring to become members, kindly give their names and addresses to the floor manager, Mr. Dovey ?
Porth Carnival and Sports Committee. On Wednesday evening last, at the Porth Hotel, Councillor W. T. Davies presided over a very representative meet- ing of the Porth Carnival and Sports Committee. The chief business of the evening was the election of a Field Com- mittee to make all necessary arrange- ments for the sports. Mr. E. S. Williams, M.E., joint trea- surer with Mr. D. Watts Morgan, wishing to be relieved in consequence of great pressure upon his time, Mr. A. Orchard, Porth Hotel, was elected in his place. Letters, were received from Alderman W. H. Mathias and Councillor Leonard W. Llewelyn expressing great pleasure at the invitations to become patrons. On the motion of Councillor Tom Evans, who expressed a desire to infuse into the men of Tonypandy some of the zeal and ambition that animated the Porth people towards the success of the carnival and sports, several of the residents of Tony- pandy and Penygraig were elected upon the committee. Several letters were read from agents and managers in the district nromieing to further the sale of tickets and to facilitate means of obtaining monies for same at their collieries. A deputation, consisting of Councillor W. T. Davies, Mr. E. S. Williams, M.E., Councillor D. Watts Morgan, and Coun- cillor Tom Evans. were appointed to wait upon Mr. David Hannah, agent, Tern- dale. requesting him to co-operate with the committee m this matter. An offer from Mr. Fred Young, Imperial Shoeing Forge, to arrange a shoeing com- petition was accepted with enthusiasm.
Sinking- Opperations in the Ely Valley. First of the Steam Coals Won. The Welsh Navigation Steam Coal Com- pany at their Coedely Pits, in the Ely Valleys, won the first of the steam coals on Wednesday. The seam won is 4ft. 4in. in thickness, and lies at a depth of 622 yards from the surface. Sinking operations are being rapidly continued to the lower steam coals. Double-Shift Dispute at Treher- bert Colliery. About 900 workmen at Yynyfeio Col- liery, Treherbert, on Wednesday gave in a month's notice to terminate contracts, as a protest against the manager having, it is alleged, broken an agreement entered into by working a double shift at the New Pit. It appears that the workmen had agreed to a double shift being worked alternately on condition that no new men were to be engaged until they were able to resume working the single shift. This stipulation, it is alleged, has been violated.
"I have known better days, lady," began Fated James. "Yes, it's a wretched morning, so cold," replied the farmer's wife. But I've got no time to discuss the weather with you, bad as it is." And she shut the door and left him. Physician: Have you any aches or pains this morning'?" Patient: "Yes, doctor; it hurts me to breathe; in fact, the only trouble now seems to be with my breath." Physician: "All right. I'll give you something that will soon stop that."