THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, duly 19th, 1909, and during the Week, Miss LILLIE MONCKTON'S COMPANY, in the Great Musical Drama of London Life, entitled— A LITTLE VAGRANT, By Fred Moule (Author of "The Grip of the Law," "The Life that Kills"), & E. W, Avery. arly Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. At the Theatre Royal this week we have a welcome return visit of Miss Winifred Maude's company, the piece staged being The Stowaway," The story centres round the adventurous career of a deserted son and his cousin, the latter being an unadulterated villain. The play is, admirably staged and the scenery specially painted for the production. One of the leading characters,j Dicky Dials," is taken by Mr. Victor Du Cane, and the character could not possibly be in better hands, he keep- ing the audience in one long continued roar of laughter with his comicalities. "Tom Inglis" is cleverly impersonated by Mr. Arthur Seaton, "Ghuckey," the little newsboy, as portrayed by Miss Jenny Hackett, is a favourite character with the audience, her acting being spirited and realistic. Mr. Leonard S. Harrison admirably sustains the somewhat difficult part of "Charles Ethrington," and Mr. Maurice Jones is distinctly good as "Percy Ewart" (Ethrington's friend). The favourite actress, Miss Winifred Maude, is. again warmly welcomed, her talents finding ample scope in the part of Althea Dale." the heroine. She is seconded in excellent style by Mrs. Wingold Law- rence, who gives a clever impersonation bf Florence Ethrington," the villain's wif e.
Pentre. The funeral of Mrs. Mary Thomas, the beloved widow of the late John Thomas, who resided at 49, Queen Street, Pentre, and who died on the 8th inst., at the ege of 57 years, took place on Tuesday, the 13th inst., at Treorchy Cemetery, the officiating minister being the Rev. Danl. Da vies, Nazareth, Pentre, of which place of worship deceased was one of the oldest members, being among the number of the founders. A beautiful wreath was sent by neighbours and friends. The funeral was a very large one. The coffin was of I best panelled elm, with heavy brass mountmgs". The mourners were: —Mr. I end Mrs. Henry Watkins (son-in-law and daughter); Mr. and Mrs. John Evans (son-in-law and daughter); Mr. William Thomas (son); Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Thomas (brother-in-law and sister); Miss Catherine Thomas (sister-in-law); Mr. end Mrs. Thomas Edwards, overman (brother and sister-in-law); Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Morgans, flannel merchant, Ponty- pridd (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. and Mrs. Evan Lewis (nephew and niece); Messrs. William and John T. John (nephews); Mr. and Mrs, John Davies (nephew and niece); Mr. and Mrs. David Davies (nephew and niece); Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Thomas (nephew and niece); Mr. ;William Thomas (nephew); Mrs. E. Jen- kins (niece); Mr. W. J. Gribble (nephew); Mr. Tom Edwards, Pontypridd (nephew); Misses Nancy Evanjs, May Morgans, Pontypridd, Maggie Lewis, Mrs. Edwards Paris House, and Misses Edith M. and May Lewis (nieces); Mr. Tom Evans (nephew); Mr. and Mrs. John Evans, Llanelly (nephew and niece): Mrs. Jones, Cwmparc (niece); Mr. and Mrs. Evan Edwards, and Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards, Cwmaman (nephews and nieces); Mrs, Jane Jones and Miss Annie Jones (nieces); Mrs. Ann Daniel, Mrs. Mary Evans, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas (nieceei); Mrs. Mary Jones, Mrs, Lizzie Felix, Mrs. Jane Thomas, Treorchy, and Mr. E. W. Jones, Treorchy (cousins); Masters David John, Tommy, and Albert Edward Evans, and Miss Beatrice May Evans (grandchildren). Deceased was a native of Pontrhydfendigaid, Cardigan- shire, and had resided in this locality for the past 35 years. The funeral arrange- ments were conducted by Messrs. Howell Williams and Son, undertakers, Ystrad- Rhondda.
Porth Labour Council. The above Council met on Monday evening at the Miners' Office, Porth. Mr. Rhys Jones presided, and there were pre- sent delegates representing the various lodges of the district. The minutes having been confirmed, it was reported to the Committee that, through the instrumentality of some malevolent person, a malicious rumour had been circulated to the effect that Mr. Dl. James (checkweigher), Ynyshir, had been the dictator to the Labour Council, and initiator for a public meeting to consider the Auditor's Report of R.U.D.C. The Council having expressed an utter contempt for the attitude of this person, the following resolution was moved and unanimously carried: TI-iat in view of the fact that Councillor W. T. Davies has accused Mr. Daniel James, checkweigher at the Lady Lewis Colliery, of being the dictator for a public meeting, this Council desires it to be known that it was the unanimous wish of all members present that a public meeting be called and that all the Councillors be invited to attend." It was also resolved to convert the Labour Council into a Trades Council, and to invite the gasworkers, railway ser- vants, tramway employees, municipal em- ployees, and surface craftsmen, &c., to affiliate themselves with this Council. A letter was read from Mr. James James, the secretary of the Pentre Trades Council, informing them of a resolution they had sent to the Rhondda Urban Dis- trict Council urging them to put the Housing Act into force, and also stating that he had been directed to write to the Porth Labour Council asking them to appoint a sub-committee to collect evidence to support the measure. This request was acceded to. Alderman Morgan Williams reported that out of twenty County Council mining students who left on Saturday last for a scholarship tour in Germany, four were from Porth, viz., Messrs. G. B. Jones, Gildas Davies (overman), Thomas Thomas, and W. Phillips. A vote of condemnation upon the Rhondda Urban District Council, for utilising the ratepayers' money to enter- tain Royalty, was moved and carried un- animously.
The Late Mrs. Llewellyn, Treherbert. It is with much regret that we record the demise of Mrs. Sarah Llewellyn, Baglan Hotel, Treherbert, who passed away on Thursday (last week), at the advanced age of 86 years. Deceased has left one of the wealthiest (if not the wealthiest) wills in the Rhondda. She was born at the Pengelli Farm, Treorchy, and for over fifty years managed the Baglan Hotel with an untarnished repu- tation. Deceased was the first to hold a six-day license in the Rhondda, and it is of interest to note that under her direction the hotel has been closed every evening at 10.30. She was a prominent philanthropist in the upper parts of the Valley, and consequently the poor of the locality will feel her loss keenly. Deceased was a faithful member of Libanus (W.B.) Church for a large number of years, and the pastor, the Rev. H. Harris, D.D., officiated at the funeral. The funeral took place on Monday, the remains being con- veyed to Treorchy Cemetery, antidst signs of general regret. Coaches:—First coach —Rev. Dr. Harris, Dr. D. C. Williams, Mr. D. L, Treharne, solicitor, Mr. J. Gower. and Mr. B. P. Wigan; second coach-Mrs. Janet Rees (sister), Mrs. W. H. Dempster, Neath, Mrs. David Jayne, Mr. W, J. Lewis (grand-nephew), and Mrs. W. J, Lewis (grand-niece); third coach—Mr. Jenkin Rees, Aberdare (nephew), Mrs. Rees, Mr. J. Millward, Merthyr, Mrs, Millward (niece), Mr. Cadogan Evans, Taff's Well (nephew), Mrs. Evans, and Miss S. Rees, Cardiff (niece); fourth coach—Mr. M. L. Rees (nephew), Mr. J. Rees, Ystrad, Mrs. Rees, Neath, Mr. B. Jeremiah, Treorchy (nephew), and Mrs. Jeremiah; fifth coach —Mr. John Griffin. Cardiff, Mrs. Griffin (niece), Messrs. John and Evan Evans, Pentyrch ( nephews), Mrs. Thompson, Ystrad, and Mr. Edward Williams, Tre- orchy (nephew): sixth coach—Mr. Howell Llewellyn, Tydraw (nephew), Mrs. Llew- ellyn. Alderman Wm. Morgan, J.P., Mr. J. James, Aberdare, and Mr. Rees Llew- ellyn, managing director of Bwllfa, Col- lieries seventh coach-Mr. Dd. Treharne, Pentre House Mr. Albert Treharne, Pontypridd, Mrs. Jones, Pentyrch, Mr. William Davies, Tonyrefail, Mr. H. G. Hill, Troedyrhiw Coal v Company, and Mrs. Gower, Treherbert. In the remaining coaches were: —Mr. W. H. Dempster, Laugharne; Mr. J. D. Williams, J.P., T tea law Mr. Thompson, Ystrad; Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams, Dowlais; Mr. and Mrs. David Davies, Cefnpennar Mr. and Mrs. Mainwaring; Mr. E. Cule; Mr. T. Jones, Cardiff Arms, Treorchy; Mr. Howell Llewellyn, Trealaw; Miss M. Jones, Glynneath and many other friends and tenants. Wreaths were sent by:- Mrs. Jennet Rees and family; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkin Rees; Mr. and Mrs. James Millward; Mrs. A. M. Evans, Northlands, Cardii; Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Lewis; Mr. and Mrs. Cadogan Evans; Mr. and Mrs. J. Griffin; Dr. and Mrs. D. C. Williams; Mr. and Mrs. Gower; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Tre- harne; the directors of Ely Brewery Co., Ltd.; Rhondda Valley Licensed Vic- tuallers' Society and the servants of the Baglan Hotel. The undertaking arrange- ments were carried out by Mr. Jonah Lewis, Treorchy. v
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Shocking Cruelty to a Dog. At Ystrad Police Court on Monday, Albert Cook, Goodmays, Essex, was charged with ill-treating a dog by sending it by train to Tonypandy in an unfit con- dition. Mr. J. Bryant, Pontypridd, pro-, secuted on behalf of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Frank Shaw, Forest Houses, Blaen- clydach, said that he saw an advertise- ment in Our Dogs of a St. Bernard for sale for 30's. He received a letter from the defendant describing the dog as being a massive animal, of long pedigree, in good condition, and a prize-winner. On 7th June witness sent a telegraph money order to defendant, and a few days later received a letter from defendant stating that the dog had been sent on the 8th June. On the 9th June witness went to Tonypandy Station, and saw a dog con- signed to himself. It was extremely weak, emaciated, and in a generally bad con- dition. There were sores on the points, and it appeared as if the animal was half- starved and had been lying about on stones. It was impossible, said witness, for the railway journey to have reduced the dog to such a condition. Witness bought some food for the animal, which it ate greedily. He had had years of pi experience of dogs, and, in his opinion, this animal ought never to have been sent by train. Witness refused delivery of the dog, and it was returned to the sender bv the railway company. P.C. Fuller said that he went to Tony- pandy Station on the 9th June, and saw the dog, which was in a very bad con- dition. It staggered all over the place and was apparently very weak. Witness added that the animal was nothing but a mass of bones and skin; the sores were raw, and the eyes sunken, and it ap-, peared to be in a starving condition. Inspector John Barrack, Cardiff (R.S.P.C.A.), said that the dog was a cross between a St. Bernard and a Bassett. When he saw it, it was lying down, and had to be helped to its feet. When in a standing position, the hind quarters were 8 or 9 inches below the usual level, owing to weakness and exhaustion, the hocks being on the ground. The ribs were extremely prominent, the eyes were sunk and could hardly be seen. There was hardly any flesh upon it, whilst the points all over were sore. and highly inflamed, particularly so on the inner hind hock. The sores were of long standing, and had been ripped open by the railway journey. The dog showed hardly any signs of move- ment except when eatables were placed near it. In witness' opinion, the dog was not in a fit condition to travel. Inspector Thomas Fenn. Ilford, Essex, said that when spoken" to, defendant admitted -sending the dog, and that it was sent in the same condition as it was received. There were a, number of wounds upon the animal, said witness, the one on the inner hincl hock being the worst. When witness saw the dog, matter was running from its eyes and nose. Witness agreed with the last witness as to the dog's condition, and that it was extremely cruel to send it by train. Defendant had since told him that the animal had been destroyed. Defendant, who did not elect to give evidence on oath, said that the dog had been destroyed by the Ilford Urban Dis- trict Council. He was not aware that it was cruel to send the dog by train, other- wise he would not have done so. The Bench was satisfied that the defen- dant was not the innocent, ignorant man that did not know what he was doing. He was a bit of a dog fancier and knew the condition of the animal, and on that account the Bench thought it was a very cruel and serious thing to send the dog by. train. A fine of t4, including costs, was im- posed.
J. Owen Jones' Summer Sale. Next week, an opportunity presents itself to all ladies to secure some unpre- cedented bargains at Mr. Jones', Pandy Square, establishment. There is a very large stock to be disposed of, and, of course, those paying an early visit to the sale will be amply rewarded.
The Property Market. Mr. D. Richards, of Pentre, offered for sale at the Mardy Hotel, Mardy, on Mon- day evening last, some good leasehold property situate at Mardy. There was a good attendance, but the biddings were not spirited. The first lot. known as the Temperance Rooms," comprising the shop and premises, 81, Mardy Road, with large corrugated-iron hall attached, was sold to Mr. D. Jenkins, Bwllfa, Cwmdare, for £ 305; and a, double house and pre- mises, known as 93 and under. Mardy Road, realised £164, the purchaser being Mr. Thomas Hughes, 30, Mardy Road, Mardy. The solicitors acting for the vendors were Messrs. Morgan; Bruce, and Nicholas, of Pontypridd.
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Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Another splendid programme is pre- sented here this week, the Four Celestas topping the bill. For a comedy quartet with original ideas the Celestas bear the palm, and judging by the way they are appreciated, they are prime favourites with the audience. Zarmo, the mad juggler," is a unique turn, being at once clever and funny. The way in which he serves his, '-iua-iii-la,w now and again shows his great affection for that neces- sary adjunct to domestic felicity. Lonzo Brown, coon singer and expert buck dancer, displays considerable talent; and The Sprees are an exceedingly clever comedy duo. The Invasion of England," as presented on the Bioscope, shows what an invasion really means, and is a valu- able lesson in patriotism. "The Voice of the Violin is a wonderful picture-drama, and should not be missed, along with the many other interesting and amusing films.
Gilfach Goch. The many friends of Miss Ethel Evans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Evans, M.E., Gilfach House, will be pleased to hear that she has successfully passed her B.A. at the recent examination at the Cardiff University.
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