Hippodrome, Tonypandy, There is another splendid programme here this week. Sam Redfern, known as the black boss of the benighted Bohemians.' is well to the front with his comicalities; whilst Zenora is exceedingly clever as a hand jumper and equilibrist, and provides a very reiinecTturn. Chummie La Mara is very popular, and her song, Ho,,rigiri-thai,s me," goes with a tremendous gusto. The Boltons provide a very funny bit of comedy and equally entertaining are Mdlle. Bartinelli, novel contortionist, and Will Sergeant, refined vocal comedian. The pictures maintain their high standard, and Ave are glad to welcome back our old friend, Mr. John Swingler, the conductor of the Hippo- drome Orchestra, who has been so seriously ill.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. One of the most interesting dramas of the day is The Mariners of England," which Mr. Ernest R. Abbott's company produced on Monday night at the Royal. Mr'. Abott himself is an admirable actor, and knows how to cast a play efficiently. Hk "Lord Nelson" can only be described as excellent, and Md. Edw. Oueton gave "a manly and capitally balanced character as Harry Dell," with Mr. Stephen Crossley as Captain Lebaudy," a finely acted part, because it has to work against the sympathies of the audience. Miss Ada Abbott, as "Mabel Talbot. delightfully portrayed; Miss M. Tennaiit, as Polly Appleyard and Miss Florence North, as Nellie," a less interesting piece would be enjoyable. But in addition to these we have startling acting from the other members of this able company. Full of incident, the audi- ence follow each act with intense interest, the last scene t' The- Battle of Trafalgar") being a triumph of stage talent. The Mariners of England will be repeated on Saturday evening. The same company, who have also been producing Trilby and Sapho," give" East Lynne on Friday evening. Next week, the Mid-Rhondda Amateur. Operatic Society are giving" The Pirates of Penzance," for which entirely new scenery has been specially made and painted. Nothing on such a gigantic scale has ever been attempted in the Rhondda, the principals, chorus and orchestra num- bering over 100 performers. The costumes are direct from London and the whole show, which is personally rehearsed and produced under the direction of Mrs. Sam Duckworth, will be a perfect replica of the recent production at the Savoy Theatre, London. The theatre will not be open to the public on Monday, that even- ing being given over for a full dress rehearsal. The public performances will take place on Tuesday, the 27th, and each evening during the week.
Palace Porth. The top of the bill is a fair screamer from the beginning to end at the Palace this week. Continuous roars of laughter are evoked by Tom and Marie Moltramo in their refined drawing room sketch, Do You Reverse? Never has a turn been more appreciated by a Palaoe audi- ence than this one, and accorded more plaudits. The New York Nippers are responsible for much amusement. Their dancing is particularly fine; their singing is good also. The Blight Pavilion Girls are remarkably fine dancers; their repre- sentation of games is quite a treat. They are most heartily appreciated, and repeatedly called back. A very good turn also are the Danbys, comedians and dancing expert6. Their Weary Willie" and Tired Tim representation causes uproarious laughter. Yetmah, artiste in Japanese magic, is exceedingly skilful. His confused patter is extremely funny and laughable. Gus Kendall, the man from Leeming, in songs and stories; Beattie and Blanche, refined duettists and dancers, are excellent turns and are accorded great applause. Walter Wade, the old shoe comedian and Mastoji, the master mimic, are well worthy of com- ment. The pictures of the Palascope, All's well that ends well," is a drama of itself. The combination is an excellent one and worthy of patronage.
Tivoli, Pantre. Among the attractions provided at the Tivoli this week it is very difficult to decide which item is the best. Adams and Ward are comedians of the best type, who, supposed to be irresponsible are responsible for roars of genuine laughter; their act is a complete mixture of clever tricks and comic incidents. The songs of Morny Cash, the famous Lancashire come- dian, include excellent character acting, which reminds one very much of the great Albert Chevalier. His last effort as a policeman guarding lost children of all ages, draws both applause and laugh- ter. The Kurios present a queer mixture of pantomime, art and mystery, which proves exceedingly successful. Their turn is greatly appreciated. There is plenty of humour and mystery. The Great Selbo the world's champion juggler, proves his ability as a manipulator of a number or articles besides clubs, and his exhibition with the latter would take a lot of beat- iiig. The famous ventriloquist, Hulbert, pays a. second visit to the Tivoli, and he 1 and his family are accorded a good j reception. Le Lil, the illusionist, sue- ceeds with his His last trick is impossible to realise unless witnessed. The Brothers Curran present a. very amusing act, which includes wordy warfare pre- vious to an exhibition of boxing, which is only partly comedy. In addition, the Tivoliscope displays some exceptionally good pictures.
Cardiff Empire. Whit Cunliffe will be the principal attraction at Cardiff Empire next week, when he will bring with him all his latest successes. Notwithstanding the really many good songs he has at his command, the never-failing" Hello, hello, hello!" is still demanded of him. Also on the bill is that old-fashioned boy actor, Master Garratt, who made such a decided hit as The Little Stranger" at the Criterion Theatre, London. He will appear in a sporting sketch called An Outside Chance," in which Master Garratt enacts the baby prodigy in his own inimitable style, and provides continual merriment by his childish antics and precocity. W. J. Churchill, Rhoda Paul, the Stella Troupe, Nellie Young, the Kurios, and Carlos Menard are among other per- formers, and the great Burns v. Johnson Fight is shown on tho biograph.
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Dangers of the Line. Trealaw Child Killed, No little excitement prevailed in Tre- alaw on Sunday evening last when it became known that a. little boy, age 5, named Thomaai Morgan', of Old Brith- weunydd Road, Trealaw, had been struck down by a T.V.R. motor-car whilst attempting to cross the Taff Vale Rail- way line near the Ynys Houses, Dinas. The child had sustained fearful injuries, his brains protruding, and on being taken to Dinas Station he was medically atten- ded. His condition was extremely7 critical, and never regaining" conscious- ness, he succumbed to his hurts about 1 o'clock Monday morning la,st.- The inquest on the deceased boy was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Royal Hotel. Trealaw, by Mr. R. J. Rhys, the coroner? Deceasad had been playing in a field with other children, and was struck by a rail motor-car while getting over the metals. The other children got across safely. T. J. Morgan, the driver of the car, stated that another car was coming from the opposite direction and partially obscured his view. He blew his whistle and 'tried to stop the car when he saw the deceased, and when it was discovered that he was hurt the conductor alighted and assistance was summoned. The lad was unconscious and bleeding profusely from the he-ad. A verdict of "Accidental death was returned, the jury adding that there was no blame attached to anyone.
Porth. Mrs. Jamieson, Tylorstown, and Mr. G. H. Daniels.. Cardiff, officiated at the John Pugh Memorial Hall on Sunday. There was a fair attendance. Mrs. Jamieson, who spoke at the morning ser- vice took for her text, 1 am the Bread of Life." After treating, for contrast, the provision God made for the Jews in* the wilderness by supplying them with manna from heaven, the speaker very lucidly demonstrated that Jesus was the true Bread which came down from heaven and the Bread alone which could give eternal life. Mr. Daniels addressed the rsixed meeting of the P.S.A. on The Parting of the Ways," the dominant feature of which was the frequent use of quotations of Scripture. The sermon from beginning to end revealed much studv and thought, and teemed with brilliant ideas, and was well calculated to stir better works and noble deeds. This meeting was presided over by Mr. Sam Parr. Mrs. Jamieson officiated also at the evening service.
Local Wedding. WILLIAMS—RUDGE. A very pretty and quiet wedding took place at Carmel Baptist Chuich, Ponty- pridd, on Monday, the 12th inst., the contracting parties being Mrs. B. Rudge, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Wyndham Terrace, Penygraig, and Mr. Edgar James Williams, only son of Mr. and Mrs. David Williams, Wesley House, Caldicot, Mon., and also organist of St. John's Church, Cwmcarn. The Rev. — Probert performed the interesting cere- mony. The bride was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss Jones and Miss Piper. Mr. W. Piper acted as best man. Mr. and Mrs. D. Williams, Mrs. W. Piper, and Mr. Cox (brother of bride) were also present. After the interesting ceremony was over Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Williams left for Weston- super-Mare, where the honeymoon is being spent.
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