Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Hippodrome, Tonypandy A programme of special merit is sub- -pitt,ed here, and as a proof of this fact, "crowded houses have thronged the Hippo at bf>th houses during the week. Topping the bill is the Atlas and Vulcana turn. Vulcana is considered to be the strongest €ady in the world, and along with her is very fine troupe of modern athletes. Their weight-lifting, feats are simply mar- vellous, whilst in Y ulcana?s posing we have the quintessence of beauty. Mr. Tom Bonnell, winner at the last National Eis- teddfod, also occupies a prominent place -on the programme.. His singing of the Na;bional test piece is delicious, and his hearers vociferously demand more. The Frdhmans present a smart musical act, whilst George Helm and Emmie Cozens ,IIIa a great hit in their comedy sketch, "The Doctor and the Patient." The pic- tures are par excellence. The Life of Napoleon is a wonderful film and a masterpiece of the film maker's art. It ifc a veritable illustrated historical feast. Owing to the altered working arrange- ments in the pits, Mr. and Mrs. Will Stone desire to draw the attention of their numerous patrons and friends to the alteration in the times of commencing the performances, viz., first house, 6.30; eecond house, 8.30.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. The variety programme provided this week at the Royal could not very well be surpassed, attraction following attraction fritli unfailing regularity, large and appreciative audiences being the natural result. Miss Aidee Mellor, the Lancashire mill girl, sings some oretty songs with good effect. Mr. Will Mclvor, whose capital voice is well under control, gives clever renderings of English, Welsh, Scotch and Irish songs in a manner which wins well-deserved applause. Miss Pattie Hastings brings down the house with her humorous rendering of How would you tike to spoon with me? and other songs. A very clever and amusing turn is that of the Kato's Komical Kidgets with their automatic theatre, the antics of the miniature orchestra adding greatly to the amusement of the audience. As we anti- cipated, the Elliot Savonas have caused somewhat of a sensation with their musical turn, the like of which has not been wit- nessed in Tonypandy before. They play On every imaginable instrument one can think of, and, above all, they play each perfectly and draw from all and sundry I a. concord of sweet sounds. They include in their programme this week the inter- mezzo from" Cavaliera Rusticana," and the overture to William Tell," the latter with novel storm effects. They also give most artistic renderings of many popular tunes. The new patriotic sketch by Mrs. Duckworth, "Wake Un England!" is very effective and has been well received. It deals with a thrilling episode at an English homestead during a supposed invasion of England by a foreign army, and shows the peril attendant upon a civilian attempting to defend his hearth .and home. The characters are well sus- tained, the part of Old John Bullion" being taken by Mr. J. W. Evelin, those of his two sons, Jack and Jim," twin brothers, being taken by Messrs. Cranson and J. Worthy and Miss Maude Steeple as "Mary," his niece. Mr. W. Summers posing as "Prince Fremersdorf," an officer of the invading force. The pictures shown on the Bioscope are most attractive.
Cardiff Empire. An all-star programme will he presented at Cardiif Empire on Monday next. Vaudeville's Beau Brunimel, Mr. George Lashwood, makes a welcome re- appearance, and should be accorded a hearty reception. He will be heard in all his latest successes, including I've been out with Charlie Brown and Send for a Policeman." To become a successful entertainer at the piano requires something more than the ability to sing and play. Personality plays a o-i-eat part in turns of this char- acter. The fact is strikingly apparent 111 the case of Miss Margaret Cooper, who appears at the Empire on Monday next. She has a pleasing' voice, exceptional skill in the handling of a piano and a strong sense of humour; all these gifts, combined with a dainty personality, assisting to make her one of the most popular artistes. Miss Gwennie Llewellyn, the little lady with a wonderful voice, is another notable arrival next week. Other attractions in- clude: Keen and Waller, Les Uniques, Bert Harrow, Rosa Loader, and charming Edith Fink.
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Mid-Rhondda Trades and Labour Council. The ordinary meeting of the above Council was held at the Library, Tony- pandy, on Wednesday, 30th ult. Mr. W. Marcombe, Penygraig, presided. The action of the Secretary re Grove- field (Penygraig) right of way was en- dorsed. The Feeding of School Children Act was discussed, with the view of calling upon the Rhondda, District Council to put it into operation. The action of the Rhondda Council in suggesting that the cost of an address to the Royal visitors this month should be borne out of the rates, was condemned, and it was decided that a letter be sent on behalf of the working men of Mid- that the ratepayers' money should not be Rhondda most emphatically protesting used for such purpose.
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Ton. On Saturday afternoon last, the streets of Ton presented a very animated appear- ance as thousands of workmen wended their way to the Maindy mountain side, where an open-air mass meeting was held. The meeting, in the unavoidable absence of Mr. Watts Morgan, was addressed by Mr. Tom Evans, (sub-agent, Penygraig. The chair was taken by Mr. Dd. Thomas, checkweigher, Ton. Mr. Evans assured the workers that a great battle had been fought, and that whatever agreement would be final, not one jot of the dignity of the miner would be lost. He was for peace, but it should be peace with honour. Mr. Evans advised the men to go to work on the Monday under the same conditions while the terms of agree- ment were still being discussed. Several questions were asked at the close, all of which were most satisfactorily answered by lUr. Evans. On Sunday, the 4th inst., at the Eng- lish Congregational Church, Ton, the children's anniversary services were held. The morning service was presided over by Mr. T. Phillips. Beautiful selections were rendered by the choir, among which were the anthems, The Lord is my Shepherd," "I will extol Thee," and "Make a joyful noise." Recitations, dialogues and solos were also rendered by the children. In the afternoon the elder scholars contributed to the pro- gramme, and a fine rendering on the organ of "The Storm," by Mr. W. A. Morris, was greatly appreciated. This service was presided over by Mr. E. Probert. The evening service was con- ducted by Mr. A. Evans. Mr. W. A. Morris presided at the organ. On Mon- day, the annual trip to Aberavon took place, and a most enjoyable day was spent.
Maesteg1. Death of Mr. J. H. Thomas, J.P.—It is with deep regret that we have to place on record the death of yet another well- known gentleman, in the personality of Mr. John Hopkin Thomas, J.P., of Broad View, Maesteg. The deceased gentleman had been in indifferent health for some time, and expired very suddenly on Satur- day evening last, at the age of 63 years, leaving a widow and three children to survive him. Mr. Thomas had for some years past been on the Commission of the Peace and a. very prominent member of the Maesteg Urban Council, and was a very strenuous advocate of economy. Bethel (E.B.) Chapel.—A baptismal service was held at this chapel on Sunday evening last, when the pastor (Rev. Rhys Davies) baptised seven converts. The pastor will preach his farewell sermon on Sunday next prior to his leaving to take up a pastorate at Griffithstown, Mon. Half-yearly Services.—The half-yearly services in connection with the Wesleyan Chapel were held on Sunday last, the officiating ministers being the Revs. E. R. Gibbens, Cowbridge, and Arthur James, C'aerau. Half-yearly services were also held at Tabor (C.M.) and Calf aria. C'hapels the officiating ministers being:—At the former, the Revs. J. C. Jones, D.D., Car- diff, and J. H. Howard, Cwmavon; and at the latter, the Revs. Aaron Morgan, Fishguard, and W S. Jones, Llwynypia. Outing.—On Wednesday last, the Mutual Improvement Society at Taber- nacle (W.B.) Chanel had an outing to Llantwit Major, the journey being; under- taken in brakes. A very large number of members joined in the trip and a most enjoyable day was spent. Success.-Tlie many friends of the Rev. W. R. Watkins will be pleased to hear that he has qualified for his M.A. degree. Demonstration.—On Monday last, the miners in the Maesteg district held their annual demonstration, when, after the i>sual parade, a meeting was held on the Park, when the principal speaker was Mr. Keir Hardie, M.P. Mr. Hartshorn pre- sided.
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Church Extension at Nantymoel. A new church—St. Paul's—to be devoted entirely to English services, is in course of erection at Nantymoel, the foundation stone of which was laid by Mrs. R. W. Llewellyn, Court Colman, on Friday afternoon, the 2nd inst. The structure, which is being erected by Messrs. Price Bros., Canton, Cardiff, from the designs of Mr. J. Cook Rees, architect and sur- veyor, Neath, at a cost of ZEI,900 is of Pennant stone, and will accommodate1 320 worshippers. Mr. R. W. Llewellyn has presented the parish with the site freehold. The service, which was con- ducted by the Ven. Archdeacon Edmondes, Bridgend., aided by the Rev. A. J. Ed- wards, vicar of Llangeinor, was most im- pressive, and was witnessed by hundreds of onlookers. The surpliced choir of St. David's was in attendance, and under the able conductorship of Mr. R. L. King, the singing was excellent. The collection on the occasion amounted to c635. The clergy were entertained after the! ceremony by Dr. and Mrs. D. J. Thomas! at Brynbedw. Up to Easter last, £ 1,300 had been collected towards defraying the expense of building, and the deficit at present is £ 450. Great praise is due to Mrs. John Adams, who has laboured indefatigably for the cause at Nantymoel. Chuirch work in the Valley making rapid headway and promises well.
Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Monday, July 12th, 1909, Twice Nightly, 7 and 9. Special Starring Engagement of MOZZETTO One of the World's greatest Jugglers. Originator of the great Coin Catching Trick. J. 0. MANLEY. Character Vocalist. You must come and see LITTLE DON, the quaint oddity MARRIE JONES, the Welsh Soprano. Special Important Engagement of the SOCIETY QUAR" TETTE, including the Champion Long tioot Dancer of the World. Wearing boots 42 inches long. GEORGE RICHENS, Comedian. VASEY & RAMSEY, in Comedy Act, "JERKS, the Butler." CISSIE COMAN, in the latest Illustrated Song?. The BIOSCOPE, with the lacest films. Important Engagement of I THE IVES (SAM & LOU). In their Champion Ball-Punching Act. A Grand Competition takes place nightly. Open to everybody. Three valuable prizes. Don't Forget Monday, July 19th, Special Engagement of 10 Dixie Girls, 5 Cecilians, 5 Tritans, and Grand Star Co. Popular Prices: 3d., 6d., and Is. E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director OSWALD STOLI* -0- tMB TWICE NIGHTLY-6.45 and 9 o'clock M -0 Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 Na1u Monday, July 12th, 1909, and Twicer Nightly during the Week. And her Piano. Miss Margaret Cooper George Lashwood with a repertoire of New Songs. I EDITH FJNK, Comedienne and Dancer. LES UNIQUES, in an original gymnastic Pot Pourri on two perpemdicular Ladders. BERT HARROW, a rum Comedian. If ye hav& N Pourri on two perpemdicular Ladders. BERT HARROW, a rum Comedian. If ye hav& laughs to laugh, prepare to laugh them now RKEEN & WALLER, Two Quaint Acrobatic Comedians. ROSA LOADER, the Happy Slavey at the Piano, New and Interesting Subjects on the N g New and Interesting Subjects on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. E! GWENNIE LLEWELLYN a little lady with it* wonderful voice. The famous little Comedian TOM FOY & Company* in the screamingly funny absurdity, The Yorkshire lad in London." 4 I"- 1 WIIV ig £ }nn get the best value [ **• ■ for your Money ? k- The London Furnishing Co., 98, Dunraven Street, TONYPANDY, t Is the BEST and CHEAPEST HOUSE in South Wales for-all kinds of Furniture A Fine Range of r Bedroom Suites > > IN SATIN WALNUT, WALNUT, INLAID MAHOGANY, AND FUMED OAK. Mainy,-eiclusive designs only to'be seen here, BIpj^Q^Ds"' IN VELVETS TAPESTRY. OVERMANTELS conceivable Style- | From the Simple-Design to the mos Ornate.. i i !l i S? Mm\ X All these and many more are to be aeen at r mmm The London Furnishing Co. | jlpiPH 98, Ounraven Street, Tonypandy. I Jk, or Cx*edit [ r yw r Tr r rnw r ■■ 1— — — HIPPODROME TONYPANDY. Z 5A Monday, July 5th, and During the Week Q JA UtOll TWICE NIGHTLY. Q.uU WILL STONE'S AM Olk AOk ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE A Magnificent Picture (Shewn Exclusively at the London Coliseum), THE Invasion of England! Or, 'The Englishman's Home. What an Invasion really means. HOW THEY MADE A MAN OF BILLY BROWN. THE BURGLAR'S MISTAKE. HER LAST [CONQUEST. L The Voice of the Violin. gsf* THE HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA. Special and Expensive Engagement of Mr. GLANMORE JONFS' 4 CELESTAS, ,.v.Vv"°"' A Comedy Quartette with Original Ideas, Direct from the London Pavilion. THE SPREES, a Comedy Conple. LONZO BROWN, Coon S Rjer and Expert Buck Dancer. ZARMO, The "Mad Juggler. 1st 630/Mr. and Mrs. Will Stone desire to draw the attention of their numeroiis\2nd 8 30 House (Patrons and Frieuds to the alteration in the times of the Performancesj^House PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. < f I I The Distant Clock. 1 I When you arc able to see 9 3 distant objects with greater ■ a distinctness than was even possible f 9 years ago, and on that account I believe your eyesight to be im- I proved, you are labouring under a great delilision. S Such a condition is certain Is proof of that change in your vision ■ known as Old Sight," and if you 9 would safeguard (or insure) future I good vision, seek our aid now 9 You need glasses. > J. W RICHARDS, Cbemlst and Opticlai, PANDY SQUARE, TONYPANDY* Printed for the Proprietors by Messrs. Evans & Short, Tonypandy, and publinhed by the Proprietors, The Rhoadds- Leader," Limited, at their Offices, Excel- sior Buildings, De Winton Strnet, Tony* pandy, in the rjountv of Glammipa.
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Clydach Vale Fatality. Mr. R. J. Rhys (coroner) held an inquest on Tuesday touching the death of Frederick Hunt (39), an assistant repairer, who met his death as the result of an accident at the Cambrian Colliery, Clydach Vale. The evidence was that deceased was following his employment with another man, when a platform on which they were standing suddenly collapsed, as the result of a winding rope coming in contact with it. Deceased sus- tained severe injuries to the head. He was taken to his home at Knoll Terrace, Tonypandy, and never spoke again. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.