| i' Prof. H. ESSERY, lVIagnetist erbalist *>:■ Consultation Free at J >, Monday- 53, Ystrad Rd., Ystrad-Rhondda, 2-30 to 8-30 p.m. KDXE^DAV—6, Llewellyn St., Tylorstown, 4-0 to 8-30 p.m. THURSDAY OC SATURDAY—By appointment at 12, Wood Road, KDXE^DAV—6, Llewellyn St., Tylorstown, 4-0 to 8-30 p.m. THURSDAY OC SATURDAY—By appointment at 12, Wood Road, Pontypridd. T KJKM PARALYSIS AND NERVOUS DISEASES A SPECIALITY. 4866 JL ■ ———————————————————————————————————————————— THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Bank Holiday Monday, Aug. 2nd, 1909, and during the Week, THE GUIDING STAR By CARR ELKINGTON. Early Doors, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15, POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL IS" Look out for "HER NAMELESS CHILD ?"
Cricket, FERNDALE v. TREORCHY. The above match was played at Fern: dale laist Saturday, resultiiFi i-ii a win for Ferndale, which brings Ferndale nearer the championship. Should Ferndale win the return match, they play Pontypridd in the final for the shield, Sc()t,es: TREORCHY. A Curtis c Morgan b Gower 10 H Llewellyn b W Davies o W Vinesse b Davies 2 Li Thomas c E Davies b W Davies 9 W J Edwards b Proctor 3 F Durham b Davies 0 Mog Evans b Proctor 12 Lewis Thomas b Davies 1 Dan Davies b Davies 1 G Roberts not out 18 I Thomas b T R Thom-,is 16 Extras 4 Total 81 FERNDALE, T R Thomas b Durham 24 A R Morgan c Edwards b M Evans 27 W Davies b Curtis. 15 D T Jarman c Edwards b Evans 6 G Childs b Roberts 17 G Gower c: Curtis b Llewellyn 6 H Proctor run out 4 D Morgan c Evans b Llewellyn 0 J Thomas b Llewellyn 1 A Edwards c Thomas b Llewellyn 0 T Howells not out 0 Extras 5 Total.10.3 LERNDALE JUNIORS r PENYGRAIG UNITED. This match was played at Penygraig on Saturday last. Ferndale Juniors batting first, compiled a total score of 29, Peny- graig replying with a score of 31, thus winning an exciting match by 2 runs. Scores: FERNDALE JUNIORS. E Williams b Wright 1 J Hayes c and b E Williams 2 T W Phillips c Fowler b Williams 4 J Coombes b E Williams 1 J I Thomas c Lewis b Wright G W H Davies c Lewis b Wright 3 J Thomas b Wright .n. 1 D J Evans b E Williams 0 T Coombes not out 0 D Davies b Wright 4 W Phillips b E Williams 0 Extras 7 Total 29 PENYGRAIG UNITED, T Lewis b Coombes. 5 H Fowler c and b Coombes 3 E Williams b Hayes 10 S Wright b Hayes 2 T Parry b Coombes 2 D Fowler not out 7 D Rowlands c Coombes b Hayes 2 R J Burrows Ibw b Coombes 0 J Evans c Thomas b Hayes 0 W G Morris run out 0 F Crutchley b Coombes 0 Extras 0 Tot,-tl 31 PENTRE HIGHER GRADE SCHOOL v. PORTH PUPIL TEACHERS. This match was played on xiie Ynvs I Park, 1"on, in fine weather. Good bowlino- was seen on both side*, but the batsmen seemed very unlucky. The scores were as f oltoiv PORTH PUPIL TEACHERS. George c Steger b Morgan 0 E Williams c Williams b Steger 0 A Jones c Bonnell b Steger 7 W J Evans b Steger 0 J Williams lbw b Morgan 0 T R Owen c Morgan b Steger 4 Jack Williams c and b Morgan 4 S Rowlands Ibw b Steger 0 A Hanney b Steger ..7 3 D Lloyd b Morgan 0 Pearce not out 1 Extras 1 Total 20
Pontypridd Roller Skating Rink. The roller skating craze has for a long time past been the rage in various parts of the country, and we were under the impression that Pontypridd and the Rhondda had escaped. Not so. A roller skating rink has been started at Gas Road, Pontypridd, and judging by the number of patrons, the thing has proved an immense success. The rink is, illu- minated by electric light, and it has a special floor of maple, 60 by 30 feet. Next week—Bank-Holiday week—there will be four sessions daily: 10 to 12, 1 to 3, 5 to 7, and 8 to 10; Thursday and Saturday evenings, from 7 to 9. The admission fee is 6d.
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. The extra good programme at the Hippo has been responsible for the crowded houses that have been the rule this week. The great attraction is un- doubtedly the picture drama, lasting about. fifty minutes, entitled Drink, dealing with an incident from real life and depicting with startling realism the -ig awful curse of intemperance. It is the greatest moral lesson in pictures we have seen, and should certainly work a great amount of good in this locality. At the top of the variety portion of the pro- gramme is Harry Blake, the well-known London comedian and of the Two Bees and Hiawatha fame. Harry's comical- ities are irresistible, and his efforts to please are keenly appreciated. Harry Elliston and Company score a tremendous success in their sketch, Aunt Matilda," whilst the Sisters Brand charm the boys with their chic dancing. The Brothers Brooks are two very clever fun merchants; and the beautiful La Belle Sylvia, vocalist and acrobatic dancer, with her catchy songs, completely cap- tured her_ auditors. The rest of the pro- gramme is rounded off by a splendid series of bioscopic pictures. In our advertising columns is announced the tremendous Bank-Holiday attraction.
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. It is seldom that the patrons of ihe Royal have an opportunity of witnessing a drama so thoroughly American as that presented by the company performing Aci-os-s the Frontier" this week. The play is in four acts and teems with ex- citing incidents. The leading roles are taken by Mr. John Soden and Mr. F. H. Neville, the former appearing as Arizona Joe," scout and detective the latter as the Chief of the Black Hawk Indians." They are well supported by the other members of the company. Friday night is set apart for a special performance of a semi-sacred high-class play dramatised from Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables," entitled The Sinner that Repenteth," in which the entire company will appear. The attraction provided for Bank- Holiday week is Carr Elkington's popular drama, The Guiding Star," which will, no doubt, attract crowded houses.
Palace, Proprietors T, ■ rr, Manao-inrr Director IT,, ri \\r pnAT T1 a* 'i r\- i ■ POOLE s THEATRES CO., LIMITED Acind,&in0 uirecioi Mr. C. W. POOLK. Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BYNORTH 630 TT-rarjlcse I'Iir:llfil(hI.:y. 8-30 First Performance between 6.20 and 8.20. Second Performance between 8.30 and 10.30. Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each house- Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performance. Monday, AluglAst 2nd, 1909, and during the week Special Engangement of the Great Comedian, HOWE & HARDIE, Comedy Acrobats aud Gymnasts. MffhRIKI Y SH F in a BaW THE PALASCOPE, in a Grand Series of Up-to-Date' The Lancashire Lad. Films Weekly> BABS LLOYD, The Clever Comedienne and Dancer. TRAY AND RICH, The Original Black and White Faced The Celebrated Real Japanese, Comedy Team. N.T. C.H. Comedy Team. N.T. C.H. BROS. BRIGHT, Athletes. A Pair of Bright Brothe s MS t TTJM MZm V6 ROSE SARTELLA, Refined American Comedienne. w m C/ £ Um LITTLE LEARTO, in a Musical Melange, Assisted by his Presenting an Unique Performance of Sensational Five- Clever Dog. Ladder and Equilibristic Act, etc. A xMarvellous Act, THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians. One of the Best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, li- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/3). BALCONY &PIT, Gd. (Early Doors, 9d.7 GALLERY 3d (EarlvDnnrc dH J Early Doors, 6 and 8-10. Ordinary Doors Open at 6-10 and 8-20. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room'Free of Charge. HIPPOD ROME, TONYPANDY. iI ^0 Monday> August 2nd, and During the Week O -J A "•OU TWICE NIGHTLY. O* <jU WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE With all the Latest Pictures of the day. j DON'T FORGET THE TREMENDOUS BANK HOLIUA Y PROGRA MME Of First-class Variety Artistes. 1st 6.30/Mr. and Mrs. Will Stone desire to draw the attention of their numerous) 2nd 2,30 House VPatrons and Friends to the alteration in the times of the Performances. J House PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d Pit, 6d., Early Doors, 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. TIYOJLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE's THFkTREs Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Grand Re-Opening, Monday, August 2, 1909, and Twice Nightly during the Week. Twice Nightly: 6-20 and 8-30. First performance between 6.20 and 8.30. Second performance between 8.30 and 10.30. Open at 6.10 and 8.20. Early doors at 6 and 8.10. Trams and Trains to suit each performanc — ——— e Special Engagement of the 5 BURNELUS, 1 Musical and Comedy Artistes in their popular sketch, On the Links." Get together, Boys, get together. The popular Actress, Miss FLORENCE SMITHERS, In the Comedy sketch, Our Mary Jane," supported by Mr. Owen Dacroy & Co. SYLVENE, Assisted by Mdlle. Florence, Novel and refined Equilibrist. The 4 ATHOS, Original Ball Manipulators and Novelty Acrobats. GEORGE COLLINS, the quaint Comedian in all his latest successes, including Fifty years ago," and That's all that she lets me do." SISTERS EDWARDES (Lucia and Clara). Vocalists, Dancers and Drummers. THE TIVOLISCOPE, In a fine new series of up-to-date films weekly. TZna Robertys, Inimitable Equilibrists and Jugglers without equal. THE TIVOLI BAND of Selected Musicans. One of the best in the Provinces. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Doors, 1/3, Reserved at 1/3). PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d' GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d). (Saturdays, 4d.). j_———— „ OPERA HOUSE TREHE RBERT Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited Monday, August 2nd, Nightly at 7.30, Matinee Saturday at 3, WITH A GHAND Wrestling Tournament, Animated Pictures & Variety. Special Engagement of ALBERT W. COLES (THE WELSH MINER), Abertillery, Wales' Ideal Athlete, Conqueror of Champion Wrestlers. E25 PRESENTED to any British Wrestler lasting 15 minutes, conditionally on that sum being posted for a. match to a finish. Coles has the right to style. GUNNER ELLIOT f, H.M.S. Pembroke, will oppose COLES on Monday for the £ 25. PRANK SAVILLE (Of TYLORSTOWN), the challenger of Arthur Norton, London. A Silver Medal to the man at 9st. 6lbs. who resists him 15 minutes. Catch-as-Catch-Can style. Open Competitions will be held every Evening in Oatch-as-Catch-Can Style. Weight 8st., 9st., lOst., and list., with 41bs. allowance. Silver Cups for each Wrestling Event. As no time should be lost, Entries should be sent in for all Competitions to Prof. Jack Neill, at the above Theatre, at once. lhere will also be a Skipping Rope Competition. Competitions each Evening. 10s. to the one who makes 1,000. Also a Jumping Competition each Evening for Silver Medal. Two Back Jumps. „ £2 given to the one who Jumps 23 feet. Great Meeting of Champions on Saturday. Councillor Peter Wright is expected to accept the Challenge of Albert W. Coles for the £25 on. Exciting Contests Nightly. Referee for all Contests—Prof. Jack Neill. POOLE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE, The Perfection of Animated Pictures. For this Week only, the Magnificent Film, realising; H.M. THE KING'S VISIT TO GLOSTER. :=.===-==:=:=-=:======:=:= E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) -0- M Managing Director OSWALD STOLL TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 025 Nat. Bank Holiday, August zria, 1909, and1 PTwica Nightly during the Week. EXTRA SPECIAL HOLIDAY COM PAX V. A Fred Karno's Troupe in I 'THE MUMMING BIRDS' A 30 Minutes Screamer. CLARK AND HAMILTON, In Wayward Conceits, introducing Singing, Music and Dancing,gamishedJ with Real Comedy. NEW YORK NIPPERS, in their well-known introducing Singing, Music and Dancing,gamishedJ with Real Comedy. N NEW YORK NIPPERS, in their well-known Refined Singing- and Dancing Act. GEORGE C. DOUGHTY, R Assisted by Miss Molly Laney, in their latest) N m Comedy Success, A Woman's Way." KERE & KOE, In their KomicM Konverfationai Konception, Yards and Houses." t B THE BOGANNYS TROUPE of Hustling, Bustling N t Comedians and Risleyiats, "The Lunatic Bakers," BERT HARR, -W, a Rum Comedian. ST. GEORGK SYLVESTA, Court Wizard and E Society Illusionist. New Pictures on the AMERICAN BIOSCOPE He of the Hat! iSvSJ?. the Eccentric Comedian. •JEJsNIL JOHIsS, the Popular Soubrette, in alb her Latest Successes. Ni He of the Hat OffRIS ITICIIARDS, the Eccentric Comedian. N *i •JEJsNIL JOHNS, the Popular Soubrette, in all, her Latest Successes. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Bank Holiday, Aug. 2, 1909, And Every Evening daring- the Week. Afternoon Performance on Monday, at 2.30, Mr" Percy Williams Of the" Fatal Wedding Company, Presents the Latest and Greatest American Success- ALONE IN THE WORLD A Pathetic Story of Child Life: By HAL REID. Next Week—ANOTHER MAN S WIFE. Centre Circle, '2/ Side Circle, 1/6; Pit, 1/- Gallery, fid. Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. NEW THEATRE, OARDI FF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORI> Re-opens Bank Holiday Mondayt August 2nd, 1909. Or MATINEE AT 2 O'CLOCK. Every Evening at 7.3'). The New Romantic Play-THE Prince and the Beggar Maid. From the Lyeenm Theatre, London. H Booking Office at Theatre, 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 378, I I OLD AGE. H A pair of correctly adjusted I H glasses will add in no mean degree I H to your life's pleasures. They will I H restore to you clear vision and I H m. inimise the effects of the onward ■ march of time. 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Tivoli, Pentre. The above place of amusement opens next week with an excellent programme. Topping the bill are the Five Burnells, in their popular sketch, On the Links." A very attractive item are the Robertys, who have made fame as equilibrists and jugglers of more than ordinary merit. George Collins, a favourite music hall artiste, will contribute some of his latest successes; whilst a turn of a more novel kind will be contributed by the Four Athos, ball manipulators. Others on the bill are Miss Florence Smithers, supported by Mr. Owen Dacroy and com- pany, in a comedy sketch, Our Mary Jane"; Sylvene, equilibrist; the Sisters Edwardes, dancers and drummers; and the Tivoliscope. Owing to the new work- ing arrangements at the pits, the first performance will commence at 6.30 and the second at 8.30.
Palace Porth. After a short vacation, the Palace opens with a programme next week that, for excellence, has rarely been excelled in South Wales. Morny Cash, the great Lancashire comedian, tops the bill. Kioto and Esa will present an unique perform- ance of ladder and equilibristic acts, which is one of the most sensational turns on the boards. Babs Lloyd, the clever come- dienne and dancer, is sure of a. good reception; whilst Learto and his clever dog is a turn worth seeing. The Bros. Bright, Tray and Rich, Rose Sartella, and Howe and Hardie are others on the same bill. Patrons will note that the performances commence half an hour earlier than was the case last winter, owing to the change in the working times at the collieries.
Opera House, Traherbart. On Monday next, the above place of amusement will be re-opened with a grand wrestling tournament, animated pictures, and variety company. Albert W. Coles, the Welsh miner and wrestler, will ap- pear, and will present E23 to any British wrestler lasting 15 minutes, conditionally on that sum being posted for a match to a. finish. On Monday evening next, Gunner Elliott, of H.M.S. "embroke," will oppose Coles for the £25. Other well- known wrestlers will appear. For next week only, the magnificent film" The King's Visit to Gloucester," will be shown.
Clarence Theatre, Pontypridd. Topping the bill at the Clarence, Ponty- pridd are the Cattaneo Troupe of Acrobats, who do some extraordinary jumping and tumbling. Other good items on the programme are the Cameron Troupe of Dancers Queenie West, come- dienne and dancer; the Two Virginias, duettists and dancers; Maude Esmond, chorus artiste; Walter Wemerson, come- dian; which, with illustrated songs by Cissie Coman, and some good pictures on the bioscope, make up a most attractive evening's entertainment, which is given twice nightly this week. For Bank-Holiday week, Mr. Trenchard has secured Mr. Percy Williams' dramatic company, in the successful play, "Alone in the World," a pathetic story of child I life, by Hal Reid. There will be a special matinee on Monday afternoon at 2.30.
Cardiff Empire. A well-selected holiday programme has been arranged for Cardiff Empire. Clark and Hamilton, the favourite American comedy duo, occupy an important posi- tion on the bill. Bread makes my bread and butter," Bert Clark once facetiously remarked; of coui-so,, alluding to the amount of genuine fun he gets out of the loaves of bread in the act. But it is bread plus talent that has made this duo famous, for Mr. Clark holds many medals and diplomas as a pianist. Fred Karno's Mumming Birds Com- pany will also be seen next week. Chris Richards, the clever comedian and eccentric dancer the New York Nippers, in a vocal and dancing act; G. C. Doughty and Company, in a comedy sketch Geo. Sylvesta Kerr and Kos; and that bright little comedienne, Jennie Johns, complete the list of attractions. For some years Miss Johns has been a great favourite in Mr. Elliston's pantomimes, and she is now making great sti-ides in the favour of variety theatre patrons.
Railway Brrangements for the Holidays. The Rhondda and Swansea Bay Rail- way Company have made extensive arrangements for competing with the extra holiday traffic. In our advertising columns we publish announcements of special services of through trains on Friday and Saturday, the 30th and 31st, with a midnight train on Saturday night for the convenience of shop assistants and others. Excursion and tourist tickets are issued and special excursions arranged for Bank-Holiday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
PENTRE HIGHER GRADE SCHOOL. H T Protlieroe c and b Pearce 4 E Williams run out 0 F Steger b Williams 0 J Morgan b Pearce 0 D H Pugh c and b Williams 2 I James c and b Williams 2 G Davies st Hanney b Pearce 1 S Williams c and b Williams 0 R Bonnell b Williams 1 T Francis b Williams 0 B Hughes not out 1 Extras 5 Total 16 -+- YSTRAD-RHONDDA v. MAINDY C.C. This match, played at the Ynys Field, resulted in a win for Maindy. for whom A. Rosser took seven wickets for 5 runs. Scores: YSTRAD-RHONDDA. D Walters b A Rosser 1 D Chick b A Rosser 4 A Lear b A Rosser 3 D Jones b A Rosser 0 S Willis c JA Rosser b A Rosser 0 L Roberts run out 0 W Harding b A Rosser 3 T Collins run out 0 D Hughes not out 3 J Morgan b A Rosser 1 J Reed run out 3 Extras G Total 24 MAINDY. P Davies b D Jones 4 G Morgan b D Jones 6 B Morgan b D Jones 6 A Rosser b D Jones 13 R Rosser c Jones b Walters 0 D W Thomas c Morgan b Walters 1 T Jones b Walters 4 J Thomas b D Jones 11 D Williams c Collins b Walters 3 L Roderick b D Jones 4 D T Williams not out 3 Extras 4 Total 59 TREHERBERT ATHLETIC v. PORTH PUPIL TEACHERS, Treherbert won at Porth on Saturday by two wickets and two runs, after a very keen game with the Rhondda P.T.'s. Messrs. Tom Jones and W. J. Gruar bat- ted well for their respective sides, whilst R. Pitman took five wickets for 5 runs. Scores: PUPIL TEACHERS. R Pitman b A Williams 1 E D Jones b Webb 0 T Harry c Williams b Webb 3 T Jones e Williams b Webb lo J Edwards c and b Webb 1 T Lewis c Webb b A Williams 0 T M Davies b A Williams 3 L G Walters lbw b Webb 0 M Rees c Galloway b A Williams 1 B J Williams not out. 3 J Davies b A Williams 0 Extras 7 Total 34 TREHERBERT ATHLETIC. W J Gruar b Pitman 10 W Williams b Pitman 9 S W Bull st Harry b Pitman 0 D' Galloway b T Jones 1 E Davies b T Jones 0 A Williams b Pitman 4 L R Webb b T Jones 0 P R Raymond b Pitman 0 G Langmead not out 1 Exti-as 5 Total (for 8 wkts) 3G T. Reynolds and T. J. Rogers did not bat. I PORTH CENTRALS v. RHONDDA PUPIL TEACHERS (1st YEAR). Played at Porth last Friday. Scores- PORTH CENTRALS. E J James b Williams 9 D G Richards b Hanney 0 L James b Williams 3 W Morgan b Williams 6 R Totliill b Williams 3 J Bowen not out 1 T Vaughan b Williams 2 A Lewis b Hanney 2 John Bowen b Hanney 0 E Davies b Hanney 0 T Kemp b Hanney 0 Extras G Total 32 PUPIL TEACHERS. J Williams b L James 0 A Hanney 1St James b Vaughan 2 Watkins b Lewis 3 E Jenkins c Bowen b Lewis 3 T R Owen b Lewis 4 A Jones not out lo J Y a ughan b Lewis 3 Benjamin b Kemp. 8 W E Pearce not out 0 Extras 8 Total (for 7 wkts) 43 P. Lewis and D. Kemp did not bat.