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Empire, Tonypandy. The top of the bill at the Empire this week is Jim Esson, of Aberdeen, the British heavyweight champion catch-as- catch-can wrestler and champion heavy- weight boxer of England. Esson is a magnificent type of man, standing well over 6 feet in his socks, with well- developed limbs, and finely proportioned. He gives nightly exhibitions of wrestling I and boxing, and in each department his work is clean from fouls from beginning to end. A boxing matinee has been arranged for Thursday and .Saturday afternoons, when Esson will give a gold medal to the winners in the various com- petitions. The Keppels, operatic vocalists, present a very entertaining turn of vocal music. Their voices blend exquisitely, and Mr. Stanley Keppel's efforts in the song, "My Old Chapeau," are worthily appreciated. A tour-de-force is that of the Four Sydney Girls. These sprightly young ladies win instant favour with their pretty songs and clever dances, the posing, in particular, fairly capturing the fluttering heart of the mere man in the audience. Arden and Odell are a pair of entertaining acrobats; while Marie Lord sings a couple of very catchy songs. Mark Hall is a comedian after the fashion of Wilkie Bard. His graphic recital of his adventures as a stay-at-home Tommy is distinctly diverting. Other interesting items are contributed by Victoria Neil, a delightful young dancer, and Neil Francis, comedian. The Empiro- scone" still moves with interesting pic- tures.
Palace Porth. Messrs. H. Armitage and Leigh, with a powerful company, which includes Miss Marie Leonhard and Mr. Chas. Hartopp and other celebrities of the stage, open I J the new season at the Palace this week with distinguished success. The play is the popular drama., With Edged Tools," I an adaptation of Mr. Henry Seton Meniman's beautiful novel of similar title by Mr. H. Armitage himself. The moral lesson of the drama is the danger of flirtation. The plot is very pretty and original, reversing the old theme of the angry aristocratic parent being opposed to the marriage of love, for that of a stern father who opposes his son's marriage on the grounds of his sweetheart being a woman of no heart, and not capable of reciprocating the love bestowed upon her. Miss Marie Leonhard as Jocelyn Gordon is charming, and her acting par excellence. Miss Marguerite as Millicent Cheyne" does full justice to a. most difficult character. Her demeanour as a flirt was very faithful. Misses Alice Maud and Edith Anton-Lang were also excellent- as Lady Cantourne" and "Marie" respectively. Jack Mere- dith," the cool and clever hero, and Sir John Meredith," his father, were faith- fully interpreted by Mr. Chas. Hartopp and Mr. Walter Russell. Victor Durnovo," the half-caste, the villain of the piece, is an artiste of the first-class type. Mr. J. Graham Pockett as Maurice Gordon is also a great suc- cess. The whole show is a very brilliant one, and merits the enthusiastic applause which is so heartily accorded it at the fall of the curtain.
Tivoli Pentre. High appreciation of the pictures dis- played at the Tivoli this week was readily demonstrated by the patrons on Monday evening. The magnificent films must have cost a considerable sum of money, and it is to be hoped that the Tivoli will be filled frequently during the week. One of the most beautiful and realistic pic- tures ever seen locally is entitled Cupid and the Motor Boat," which is well worth the whole cost of admission. The making of such a picture must have entailed enormous and expensive preparation. The rescue of the hero by his. sweetheart, who directs the motor boat for the first time, evokes loud cheers just as if the whole were actually being performed before our eyes. "The Capture of a Vagrant" is another very fine picture in colours- depicting a powerful drama. Another interesting picture is entitled Terriers and Rats," and will certainly give great satisfaction to all. An amusing picture, Foolshead, Reporter," causes continuous laughter. The other pictures to the total of five are also very good, and would deserve detailing except for the lack of space. Mr. D. Meher contributes an overture upon the piano. Defiance March," and this, along; with selections during the evening, forms a successful portion of an excellent programme.
Opera House, Treherbert.
Opera House, Treherbert. Large crowds were attracted to the Treherbert Picture Palace (Opera House) twice nightly again this week, and an- other first-rate programme was presented. The hearty and enthusiastic manner in I which the audience applauds each picture indicates the popularity of these picture entertainments. They have evidently come to stay. Better than a play is the general verdict of the public. His Reformation and The Temptations of the Goldfields" were two pictures of the finest type. The holding up of the stage coach in His Reformation was cleverly arranged, and the sounds of the rushing stream and the trotting horses (worked at the back of the stage) gave a very realistic effect. Another really fine pic- ture was "Her Sister's Sin." A pretty little drama was depicted in this film. The characters were Dutch, and very picturesque. The pictures entitled The Interrupted Serenade," What Became of the Barrel of Wine, "Robson's Heel Pads," and "The Sorrows of a Chaperone" were very laughable, and provided an ex- cellent savour to the whole entertain- ment. There was an entire change of pictures on Thursday. The variety turns this week can only be described as excel- lent. Joan Deering, vocalist and violinist, appears at each performance. As a violinist she manipulates the strings in perfect style, and produces delightful music. She possesses a beautiful soft and sweet voice, and her singing charms her hearers. A special engagement has also been made of Stafford's latest novelty- A Ba-Be's Picture Post Card Album. This is undoubtedly one of the prettiest, and most novel acts on the British stage. It
IT LLLL DID IT THEATRE OF iZJWIi iriC& VARIETIES, TONYPANDY Proprietors The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. General Manager Mr. WILL PEARSON 6-30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 Monday, June 13th, 1910, and during the week. Spedtel Engagement for One Week Only, Grand Theatrescope and Vaudeville Company THE HINDOO'S TREACHERY. A Powerful Dramatic Indian Story. A FIRE AT SEA. A Thrilling Picture depicting a Fire on an Ocean Greyhound. Mr. POORLUCK'S HONEYMOON. Screamingly Funny Illustration of Bad Luck. AN ENCHANTED VASE. A Very Humorous Trick Subject. CARLOS MENARD, Novelty Musical Entertainer. SMART & HART, High-Class Speciality Artistes. 3 WELSH GIRLS, Charming Vocal Act. HARRY THURSTON, Popular London Burlesque Comedian. EMPIROSCOPE, Always Up-to-date. Starring Engagement of Miss MILLIE PAYNE, Star Low-Comedy Artiste. The Personification of Eccentricity. Direct from the Oxford and Tivoli, London. 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, 116, 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. Note the Times.—First House: Doors open at 6.15, commence at 6.80 p.m. Second Home: Doors open at 8.30, 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. J
Cardiff Empire. One of the chief items on next week's programme is Frank and Jen Latona, the well-known musical comedy artistes, who only recently returned from a successful tour in America and the Colonies. Mr. Latona is one of the most amusing raconteurs on the stage, and Miss Latona is a brilliant pianist; both have excellent voices, and together they give an effec- tive musical act. Another popular favourite in next week's bill is Marie Kendall, the famous comedienne, who will give a selection from her latest London successes, includ- ing Down Goes My Flag," suggesting.a new use for the taximeter. The well-known pantomimists, the Albert and Edmunds Troupe, will also appear next week in The Tower of London." The story centres round a newly appointed Beefeater, who for the nonce is in charge of the main entrance of London's historic Tower. Thence come visitors from all parts, and very amusing are their comments and questions. Included among the other star turns for next week are Ed. E. Ford, comedian and facial contortionist; Bessie Butt, comedienne, in a. series of mimic charac- ter creations; Harry Ley bourne, a clever entertainer at the piano; the Manchester Mites, a bevy of charming little singers and Mary Ambrose, comedienne Steve McCarthy, comedian and eccentric dancer; and a complete new series of interesting events on the Bioscope.
Mid-Rhonddaite's Enterprise. Operetta Charms American Audience. Mr. Douglas Lewis, son of the late Mr. Homo Ddu, Tonypandy, and electrician at the Glamorgan Coal Company, is intro- ducing and carrying out at Renton, Washington, what is evidently a novelty there, viz., children's concerts. Under his direction, the operetta, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," was presented to Renton people on Monday and Tues- day nights (April). The hall was crowded with people enthusiastic in praise of the production," says the Observer." Each little tot was letter perfect and the applause genuine. What most sur- prised the people was the beauty of the performance as a perfect whole. These children were Renton children, and few, if any, believed the result would be any- thing so fine as it was. Everybody was delighted and were unstinted in their demonstrations of admiration. Mrs. Douglas Lewis not only played the, part of the Mirroi, but assisted Mr. Lewis in every possible way. The finished whole plainly illustrated what could be done under proper auspices. The operetta is to be repeated in West Seattle in May." The best part of this account is that Mr. Douglas Lewis did this to aid the Roman Catholic Church funds. Their gratitude for his services was shown by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Feek giving a complimentary birthday party to Mr. Lewis, making a presentation to him and Mrs. Lewis. At the reception were the principals in the caste, and the Rev. Father Camerman made a nice little speech. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Feek charmed the party with their singing. Mr. Lewis has thus introduced the children's conceits of Mid-Rhondda to an American city. Mr. Lewis was a scholar in Llwynypia ia and Tonypandy Schools. Among the singers was M5ss Joanna O'Brien, an old scholar in Tonypandy School. Master Donald Lewis is also to'give a recital, though he is only seven years of age. We are sure Tonypandy and Llwynypia friends will be glad to hear that Mr. Douglas Lewis is quite a musical authority in Renton. We wish him every success.
Eisteddfod at Ynyshir.
Eisteddfod at Ynyshir. A very successful eisteddfod on a small scale was held on Tuesday last at Saron Vestry, Ynyshir'. Much interest was taken in the event and a large number of people attended. Some of the com- petitions were, too, of exceeding interest. In a distinctly successful manner Mr. J. Henry Davies, himself an old eisteddfodic competitor, presided over the proceed- ings. The adjudicator of musical events was the Rev. J. Evans (Soar), Ponty- gwaith; and Mr. Evan Thomas, now of Treorchy, adjudicated the recitations and literary attempts. The results of the competitions were as follow —Alto solo, prize divided between Masters Johnny Thomas and Brinley Kemp, Ynyshir; tenor solo, Mr. Tom Kemp (Alaw Hefin), Ynyshir; soprano solo, Miss Annie Mary Williams, Ynyshir; girls' solo, prize divided between Miss Lizzie A. Ablett and Miss Ceinwen Gwilym; boys' solo, Master David Thomas, Gynor Place; solo (children under 10 years), prize divided between Miss Ethel Isaac and Miss Eiluned Thomas; pianoforte, solo, Miss Maggie M. Harries, Ynyshir; pianoforte duet, Misses Maggie A. Davies and Doris Jones; recitation of Psalm, Miss Ceinwen Gwilym; open recitation, prize divided between Misses N. Thomas and O. Gwilym; love letter Mr. O. T. Hughes, Mountain Ash; 8-lined verse, subject, King George V. Mr. Francis Brown, Ynyshir. The accompanist for the evening was Miss Rachel M. Davies. The success of this event stamps Mr. If or Williams the secretary, as a successful organiser of such events. Mr. D. J. Jones acted as treasurer.
IVOLI «mSBMh PENTRE. Sole Lessee Mr WILL STONE General Manager Mr EDGAR HARPER Resident Manager Mr JAMES GUNN 6.30 I TWICE NIGHTLY. II 8.30 I Monday, June 13, & during the week The Canadian Kilties Canada's Greatest CONCERT. BAND (Twice Commanded by HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VII). CONDUCTOR MR. ALBERT COOK. THE CLAN JOHNSON TROUPE, Of Pipers and Dancers. Male Voice Choir, 16 Voices. Headed by Mr. J. Coates Lickhard, Canada's Eminent Tenor. Mr. BERT DANIELS, Cornet Virtuoso DONALD MAC CORMACK, Giant Drum Major, who stands over 7 feet tall, first appearance in Pentre. Mr. ANGUS MAC ALPINE, The Talented Baritone. WILL STONE'S ausom, %L Auk e. i b u Electric Bioscope. Always Up-to-date. Interesting and Funny. People's Popular Prices- 3d. early door 4d 6d. early door 9d.; J/- early door 1/3 Better than ever. All the People say it has come to stay. POOLE'S PICTURE PALACE TREHERBERT. Twice 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 Imolub om aqwm ,aloft Apw& An% AplqhL WoFft mm SAFETY BIOSCOPE The Acme of Animated Photography. WtT Greater Attuaction fcliaML JSSYex» NEW PICTURES! Better than a Play. Brighter than an Opera. Instructive and Amusing. Changed Twice Each 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.8; Pit, 4d.; Baloony, ad Swansea Horse Show Society. The Annual Show will be held in VICTORIA PARK, Thursday, July 7th, 1910 Show open at 11 o'clock. Admission One Shilling. Carriages and Motor Cars 5/ Each Occupant 1/- extra, Driver excepted. ST £ 260 IN PRIZES. Open and Local Classes for Hackneys, Harness, Tandem, Trotting, Jumping, Tradesmen's Classes and Cart Horses. SWANSEA POLICE & COUNTY COUNCIL BAND IN ATTENDANCE. Cheap Tickets from Stations on the Great Western, London & North Western, Midland,' and Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railways. See Railway Co's Bills. Electric Trams from all Stations to Show Grounds. Entries close Jnne 23. Schedules to be had of Ses., Fred J. Parker, Plymouth-st., Swansea 279 ♦ E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLL IVI TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 -0- P Monday June the 13th, 1910, ana during the Week. FRANK and JEN LATONA Presenting their well-known Musical Act. I MARY AMBROSE. Vocalist and Violinist. HARRY LAYBOURNE, The Nervous Lady. N THE MANCHESTER MITES. Charming little Singers and Dancers. R EDWARD E FORD, The Australian Sund- owner. BESSIE BUTT, Favourite Comedienne. t New and Interesting Subjects on the Am AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. E ALBERT & EDMUNDS Troupe in The Tower of Londan." STEVE MCCARTHY, Comedian and Eccentric Dancer. MARIE KENDAL, Fobular Comedienne. Special Notice. PALACE PORTH, Proprietors Poole's Theatres Co., Limited Manager Mr. J. W. Bynortb First Visit of the C. W. POOLE'S Createst MYRIORAMA AND VAUDEVILLE COMPANY FOR Six Nights and One Matinee Only COMMENCING MONDA. Y, JTUNTB 13th Don't Miss POOLE'S This Year, Popular Prices Circle ] Pit Gallery 1/6 Reserved 1/9 1/- 6d. I I Early doors 3d. extra to all parts. Ordinary doors 7-15. Curtain Rices at 7-30 NEW THEA TRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORD MONDAY, June 6th, for Six Nights and Two Matinees, Thursday and Saturday- Personal Visit of JJERBERT JgEERBOHM TREE AND HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE COMPANY. MONDAY AND TUESDAY— THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. WEDNESDAY. THURSDAY, AND SATURDAY EVENINGS, & THURSDAY MATINEE- THE O'FLYNN, FRIDAY EVENING and SATURDAY MATINEE- TRILBY and THE MAN WHO WAS. There will he no advance in prices during this engage- ment with the exception of the dress circle, which will be raised One Shilling. Next Week—The Popular Play, EAST LYNNE Box Office at Theatre, 10 to 5, and during the Performance. Nat. lei. Cardiff 376. C. BECHSTEIN, By Special Appointment to Their Majesties the King and Queen, H. M. the late Queen Victoria, H.M. the Emperor of Germany, H.M. the Czar of Russia, H.M. the King of Italy, H.M. the King of Spain, &c., &c. MY SOLE AND EXLCUSIVE AGENTS FOR CARDIFF AND DISTRICT are R. J. HEATH & SONS Who are also Sole Agents for BROADWOOD, BLUTHNER, STECK, SCHIEDMAYER, NEUMEYER, lV ALDEMAJt, THE ORCHESTRELLE COMPANY'S PIANOLA-PIANOS and ORCHESTEELLES, &c. PIANOFORTES in Stock by BRINSMEAO, COLLARD, ERARD, PLEYEL, STEINW AY, IBACH, &c., &c. ORGANS by MASON and HAMLIN, BelI" DOMINION, &c., &c. 76, QUEEN STREET, OARDIFf, 70, TAFF STREET, PONTYPRIDD, PENARTH, AND PORT TALBO?' Nat. Tel.: Cardiff 2199; Pontypridd, 2h GRAMOPHONES and ACCESSORIES. ,1500 RA DCUFF £ < Florist and Fruiterer, EMPIRE BUILDINGS, TONYPANDY. t" The only shop in Pandy where w,.ea tb3 Crosses, Harps, etc., are mad eon premises. Call, write or phone, P.O. Fresh Cut Flowers Daily. Printed for the Proprietors by ffifafrad Evans & Short, Tonypandy, and PJjjrZzfa by the Proprietors, "The Leader," limited, at their Offiorjtofij* sior Buildings, De Winton Street.* pandy, in the Ootmty of I :A
THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. Monday, June 13th, fit during the Week. John F. Preston and his Co. in the SOLDIERS of the QUEEN A l||| Twice Nightly A A|| DiUll Popular Prifies-3d., 6d., 9d., 1/- OaUlf Monday, June 20th—"Jane Shore" (Twice Nightly).
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. I A remarkable act this week is that of Luis Hardt, the famous Sandow Boy, who appears in an entirely new scena, In Days of Old." Mr. Hardt plays the role of a young man of the smart set, who has just arrived from his club. He has evidently imbibed a little too freely and falls asleep, and dreams about his strong ancestors. The dream materialises and the dreamer goes through some very diffi- cult evolutions, in which strength plays the premier part, one of these being the supporting of seven men on his out- stretched body. Suddenly the scene changes, depicting the youthful dreamer still asleep, from which he awakes to receive the plaudits of his interested spectators. Mr. Hardt's act is certainly excellent, providing something novel for the music hall patron's voracious appetite for novelty. The Four Mexican Lassoo Wonders are. really wonderful in their manipulation of the cowboys' lasso whilst Mr. Todd Jones, the popular Welsh vocalist, captivates his hearers by his superb singing. Albert Mackeloin, Scotch .-O't an monoglist. and Clifton and Gibon, eccen- tric comedians, make up a strong bill. The pictures are again interesting and amusing.
--_._-A Much Travelled Band.
A Much Travelled Band. One of the greatest attractions ever seen in the Rhondda Valley will be seen next week at the Tivoli, Pentre, when the famous Kilties," Canada's greatest concert band, will enchant Rhondda audi- ences by their wonderful music. This remarkable organisation has travelled over 400,000 miles in ten years' existence, making a complete tour round the world, and there must be the stamp of superiority or it would not have been in such demand; this is true of the famous Kilties," under the leadership of Mr. Albert Cook, and if Mr. Carnegie was giving medals to the most travelled musical organisation in existence the Kilties" would undoubtedly wear it. During this time they have visited 20 countries and played over 6,000 concerts, two of which were before the late King: Edward VII. by Royal Command. The Canadian Kilties" is a unique organisation, consisting of 40 artistes, who wear the Highland costume, but who play the music of all nations with a spirit and understanding that speaks volumes for their individual and collective ability as musicians. With the band is a trained choir of sixteen voices, headed by Mr. J. Coates Lockhart, Canada's eminent tenor; the Clan Johiastone Troupe of pipers and dancers; Mr. Bert Daniels, cornet virtuoso; Mr. E. R. Clark, trom- bone soloist; and Donald McCormack, giant drum-major, who stands over 7ft. high. Everyone who misses hearing the Kilties," will miss an opportunity which may never occur again.
Opera House, Treherbert.
comes direct from the Coliseum, London. The outstanding features, of this pictur- esque production are its beautiful paint-, ings and new scenery, graceful posing, brilliant light effects, and charming music.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. The wonderful play, When it was Dark," is naturally drawing good houses at the Royal this week. We suppose there are few of our readers who have not read Guy Thorne's celebrated hook, on which this play is founded, and none should miss seeing the first-rate imper- sonation of the characters given by the capable company presenting the play at the Royal. The caste includes Mr. Oswald Cray as the Rev. Basil Gortre," Mr. C. Wordley Hulse as Constantine Schwabe," Mr. Edward Valentine as Sir Robert Llewellyn," Mr. J. Osmond Branningan as Harold Spence," Miss Lilian Herries as Gertrude Hunt," Miss Rosalie Notrelle as Helena Byars," Miss Madeline Grande as Gracie Goldeye," and Miss Barbara Lee as "Minnie Golightly." That all these, together with the other members of the company, do full justice to their various parts is shown by the unstinted applause of the audiences. For a short season, two houses a night at popular prices will be the rule at the Royal. Next Monday, the military drama, The Soldiers of the Queen," will be presented by Mr. John F. Preston and his company each evening during the week at 6.30 and 8.30. r