Opera House Treherbert. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights of this week. Treherbert playgoers will have the opportunity of enjoying a very good show. The famous Welsh comedian, Mr. Tom Jones (from Moss and Stoll, and all the principal Syndicate London Halls), and Comnany will pay their first visit to Treherbert. and pre- sent the farcical comedy, entitled Taffy was a Welshman." This play teems with comedy, life, colour and action through- out. The action of the play is supposed to take place in a day. Everyone should see Mr. Tom Jones take the part of Taffy." Songs, specialities, &c.y are introduced.
Cardiff Emp re. After a sensational success in America and London, Miss Clarice Mayne, to say nothing of That," her clever accom- panist, will appear at Cardiff Empire next week. This young lady is a London girl and is not yet twenty-one, but, in addition to her fascinating appearance, her verve and charm, she is an artiste, a fact which will be fully appreciated when she gives her famous song, I'm longing for someone to love me," and other successes, Fred Edwards and Company, including Miss Bertha Northam, will be seen in that amusing farce, Kleptomaniacs," and Frank and Jen Latona will give their delightful melange of songs and comedy. Another feature of the bill is the Fouj: Regals, in their sensational strong act, | "The Armoui-ers and the programme! is further strengthened by the inclusion of the Mexican wonder, Frank Maura; the French Alpine vocalist, H&nry TTelme •• Maud and Sydney W-0d, duettists and; dancers; Mace, the dainty come- ne and dancer; and a new series of pictures.
New Theatre, Cardiff. '¡ Visit of Miss Julia Neilson and Mr. Fred Terry. Next week, playgoers will welcome at the New Theatre, London. As this will Mr. Fred Terry, who can assuredly con- sider themselves particular favourites I with Cardiff audiences. Miss Neilson and Mr. Terry will present for the first time in Cardiff their latest and greatest suc- cess, "Henry of Navarre." Miss Julia Neilson and Mr. Fred Terry will be sup- ported by the entire company from the New Theatre. On its first production in London on January 8th last, Henry of Navarre was pronounced an immediate success, and had a run of over seven months, and would have been continued through the autumn season but that Miss Neilson and Mr. Terry did not wish to disappoint their suburban and provincial patrons. However, there is every pros- pect of "Henry of Navarre" being revived at the New Theatre in January next. Henry of Navarre is a romantic play in four acts, written by William Devereux. It deals with the love episodes of Marguerite de Valois and Henry of Navarre. The play opens with a scene at the Louvre. A murderous plot is under way to draw the Huguenots to Paris on the occasion of the marriage of Marguerite Valois and Henry of Navarre, the proposed union being variously inter- preted, though few but Henry himself from the first regard it as a case in which love is to count for anything, King Charles being a reluctant party, but con- scious of the massacre inspired by Catherine de Medici. There is a curious scene between Henry and Margot when the affianced lovers meet for the first time since childhood, and Henry, a laughing suitor, convinces his betrothed, much to her surprise, that he really loves Tier, and she begins to realise that here is the man of whom she has dreamed and for whom, she has hoped. But at the moment of their dawning happiness there comes a suspicion to Henry of the woman's duplicity in the plot which is to rid I France of the Huguenots for ever. With the second act, and the marriage a thing of the past, Henry, more in love with his wife than ever, has been kept apart from her through the ever recurring suspicion that his wife's love is false, and that she is a participator in the plot for the massacre of the Huguenots. In the third act there is an intrigue with the Due de Guise, the outcome of Margot's failure to fathom her husband's love for her. Henry surprises the Due de Guise in Margot's room, which leads up to a very fine stage situation. In the fourth act we find King Charles still withholding his con- sent to the massacre, but at length the King gives way, and the order is that every Huguenot must die." Margot saves Henry by making him uncon- sciously wear the sign of the white cross. The play closes with the King's quick remorse as he realises the horror of the night's massacre, and "Henry and Margot are at last brought together in perfect love. In order that the production should be as perfect as possible, Miss Julia Neilson and Mr. Fred Terry are bringing with them the whole of the original scenery, furniture and electric effects, so that Henry of Navarre will be staged with the same completeness of detail and in exactly the same surroundings as assisted to make the play such a huge success at the eNw Theatre, London. As this -will be Miss Julia Neilson's first appearance in Cardiff -since her serious nervous break- down, which kept her off the stage for over twelve months, we have no doubt she will receive a hearty welcome. There will be a matinee of Henry of Navarre on Saturday, December 11th, at 2.
Trealaw. We regret to record the death and funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, PaRt House, 193, Trealaw Road, Trealaw. Deceased, who was the relict of the late Mr. John Williams, agent for the Miskin Manor Estate, only survived her husband by five months. She had been ill only a week when death intervened on Friday morning, the 26th ult., at the ripe age of 73 years. Mrs. Williams was prac- tically a native of Mid-Rhondda, having resided in this locality, nearly all her life. The house in which she passed away was one of the first erected in Trealaw Road, and Mrs. Williams remembered Mid- Rhondda when it was in a very crude state. The funeral, which took place on Tuesday last at Llethrddui Cemetery, Trealaw, was attended by a large circle of friends, the final rites being performed by the Rev. James Nicholas, pastor of Moriah, where deceased had been a most faithful member, her late husband being a deacon. Mr. David Evans, Tstrad, car- ried out the undertaking arrangements.
Pentre. The Young People's Society at Moriah Church held a successful eisteddfod on Thursday last. There was a large atten- dance. The competitions were popular and keen, and the adjudicators performed their work satisfactorily.
CIL1DIDC THEATRE OF TMRINC. VARIETIES, TONYPANDY. Proprietors. The Tonypandy Empire Theatre of Varieties, Ltd. Resident Manager Mr. S. M. B. Hoole 6-30 Two Performances Nightly. 8-45 Monday, Dec. 6th, 1909, and during the week. HALEY'S 20 JUVENILES The Acknowledged Premier Troupe oi Juvenile Artistes in the world. PAT LYNCH, The Dancing Demon. QUALITY QUARTETTE, Male Vocalist, in Gems of Vocal Harmony. Miss Gertrude Bibby The Brilliant Protean Artiste, in her New and Original Sketch, "Bonnie Prince Charlie." THE M1LLWARDS, Novel Comedy Acrobats. Miss ALICE HOLLANDER, The Famous Australian Contralto. HARRY BLAKE, Comedian. QUEENIE MAY, Juvenile Star Artiste. EMPIROSCOPE, Entertaining and Interesting. GUSTAV FASOLA The Famous Indian Fakir and Oriental Wonder Worker. Introducing 10 of the biggest Illusions the world has ever seen. A sensation from start to finish. NOTE-Dec. 13th, Eugene Stratton and Grand Star Co. OW Book your Seats Early to avoid disappointment. Note the Prices.GALLERY, 3d. (Saturdays, 4d.); PIT, 6d.; CIRCIE & STALLS, Is. GRAND CIRCLE, 1/6; ORCHESTRA STALLS, 1/6; BOXES, 10/6 (to seat 5), SINGLE SEATS, 2/6. Advance Booking for everv Performance without extra charge. Note the Times.—First House: Doors open at 6.15, commence at 6.30 p.m. Second House: Doors open at 8.30, commence at 8.45 p.m. All Children must be paid for. ats not guaranteed. No money returned. The management reserve the right to refuse admission. t Palace, Porth Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES Co., LIMITED ivlanaging Director Mr. C. W. POOLE. Acting and District Manager Mr. WALTER BYNORTH 6.45 P]1:i.4C jl 9 8.4S Trains from all parts, to and fro, to suit each house. Special Trams leave the Palace after each Performence. Monday, December 6tli, 1909, and during the week, Welcome Return of the Favourite Comedian, ROY BEAVIS, Unique Conjurer. — g— B — CLARE & PASTOR, in their Comedy, Vocal, Acrobatic,. BT"gj? R p ylfl yjj 1^ Instrumental, and Dancing Speciality. W PERCY MA YE, The Great Female Impersonator. I11 New Songs afkl New Business. T* THE ZAMPAS, Duettists, Speciality Dancers and Baton y Jugglers. In a Grand Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. CHAS. GARDINER, Eccentric Character Comedian. "Q T pj TT T A Y LOR IDA RENE, The Charming Little Lady Juggler. -LlJ J- Jlj« J— J—I Xll f POOLE AND MAGUIRE, Vocal C'emedy Duo, in a Smart The Whistling Ventriloquist. In a New and Novel Refined and Original Act. Whistling, Singing and Ventriloquial Scena. THE PALACE BAND of Selected Musicians One of the Best in the Provinces. Conductor-Mr. STUART LANE. CIRCLE, 1/- (Early Door, 1/3 Reserved, 1/8). BALCONY &PIT, 6d. (Early Doors, 9d.) GALLERY, 3d. (Early Doors, 4d.) Early Doors, 6.25 and 8.25 Ordinary Doors Open at 6-35 and 8-35. Bicycles Stored in a Special Room Free of Charge. HIPPODROME AA TONYPANDY M°nday> Dec- an(t during the Weeh.Q 5A UlUV TWICE NIGHTLY O • OU WILL STONE'S ELECTRIC BIOSCOPE. DASH TO DEATH. See the great Motor Car chase. How Brown got Married. AGRA, in Bengal, a fine series of Natural Colour Picture51 The NEW COP, a screamingly funny Picture. The Ideal Servant. A New Edition of our Old Friend Detective NICK CARTER Entitled, Sleeping Pills." HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA. VICTORS' JUVENILES Wonderful Mimics, LE STRAD, Musical Impressionist. The MENZIES, in a screamingly funny act entitled, The Suffragette," The HAVERLEYS, well known American Song Illustrators. EVAN EVANS, Welsh Comedian. All Children must be paid for. PEOPLE'S POPULAR PRICES-Gallery, 3d., Early Doors, 4d. Pit, 6d Early Doors 9d.; Stalls, 1/- Early Doors, Is. 3d. TIVOLI Palace & Hippodrome, PENTRE. Proprietors POOLE'S THEATRES, Limited Acting Manager Mr. JAMES GUNN Monday, December 6, 1909, & Twice Nightly during the Week Twice Nightly: 6-45 and 8-45. First performance between 6.45 and 8.45. Second performance between 8.45 and 10.45. Open at 6.35 and 8.35. Early doors at 6.25 & 8.25. Trams and Trains to suit each performance Special Engagement of DENT and ARRIS, In their refined and original comedy scena, The Indian Bottle." FRED LAND, Eccentric Comedian. The ALBANS GIRLS, in their original American seena, The Musical Bush Girli" See the Sisters GERETTI, the wonders on the double Trapeze. CLOWN ARGO, eccentric Farmyard mimic. Imitator of Animals, Birds, Instruments, Machinery, &c., &c. IRENE and MORTON, High-class comedy and dandy dancing duo. In an original tomedy scena. THE TIVOLISCOPE in a Fine New Series of Up-to-date Films Weekly. ROSS and GRAYSON, In a Melange of Music, Singing, and Dancing, introducing Piano Playing Extraordinary. 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 (Saturday, 4d) Early Doors, 4d. — OPERA HOUSE T REHERBERT. Proprietors Poole's Theatres, Limited For Six Nights Only, commencing Monday, Dec. 6th. Special Engagement owing to Enormous Success of FRED. L. CONNYNGHAME and "A Mother's Love" Co., In the Powerful Domestic Comedy Drama— HIS CONVICT w, IFE By FRANK PRICE, Author and Part Author of "A Mother's Love," "Is He a Christian," etc. Nightly at 7-30. Doors open at 7-15. Early Doors at 7. First Circle 2s.; 2nd Circle 1s. 6d.; Pit 15.; Gallery 6d, Early doors, 3d. extra to all parts E CARDIFF MPIRE (QUEEN STREET) (QUEEN STREET) Managing Director.OSWALD STOLL Illl TWICE NIGHTLY—6.45 and 9 o'clock IBS Seats booked daily by Post or Tele. No. 625 Nat P Monday, December 6th, 1909, and during the Week. Direct from her London and previous Sensational Success in America, Miss CLARICE MAYNE, Mimic, in her own original song creations, in. I The Comedienne Enchanting and Wonderful Mimic, in her own original song creations, in- cluding the rage of London and New York, I'm. Longing for Someone to Love me." MINNIE M A.CE, Dainty Comedienne and Dancer HENRY HELME, The French-Alpine Vocalist. N In their Screamingly Comic Acrobatic Act. R TOSS 'EM. MISS 'EM. CORN ALL A & EDDIE, THE AMERICAN BI0300PE, Shewing New MM Pictures. J)H FOUR REGALS, In their Sensational Strong Act FRANK MAURA, Incomparable Equilibrist. E MAUD & SYDNEY WOOD, Duettists and Dancers FRANK and JIM LATONA, In Music and Oomedy Cardiff's Favourite Artistes. FRED EDWARDS and Company, in thei*- Cardiff's Favourite Artistes. FRED EDWARDS and Company, in thei*- Screamingly Funny Sketch, Kleptomaniacs." NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF. Sole Proprietor ROBERT REDFORI> Every Evening at 7.30 and Saturday at 2. A WALTZ JQREAM. NEXT WEEK-Dec. 6th, For Six Nights and a Saturday Matinee, JULIA NEILSON, FRED TERRY and their London Company in HENRY OF AVARRE, Reserved Seats—Dress Circle, 5s. Orchestra Stalls, 5S; and 4s; Seats can now be Booked. Booking Office at Theatre 10 to 5. Nat. Tel, 376. Royal CLARENCE THEATRE PONTYPRIDD. Monday, Dec, 6, 1909, And every evening during the Week. THE THEATRESCOPE with al the Latest Pictures. J. A. CAMPBELL'S No. I Company, including Mr. Wilson Coleman and Miss Maud Warburton in, the World-Wide Success— The OLD FOLKS AT HOME. By J. A. Campbell} Aai iior of The Little Breadwinner," &c. NEXT SUNDAY I GRAND PICTORIAL CONCERT Centre Circle, 2/ Side Circle, 1/6; Pit, 1/ Gallery, 6d. Doors open at 7.10, commence 7.40. Early Doors 3d. extra to all parts. r I BEHIND THE EYE. I It is essential for perfect visioa I that your eyes should look through H the exact centres of the lenses of H your Spectacles. | If your glasses are fitted H correctly they will retain this jl position and afford you the If maximum of good vision and comfort. |] There are not two people with :i H eyes quite the same distance apart, if or with quite the same shaped nose- H bridge, therefore frame fitting is I quite an art in itself. || We supply perfect flitting J. W. RICHARDS, Cbenlst and Optician. 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THEATRE ROYAL, Tonypandy. ELECTRIC BIOGRAPH NIGHTLY. Monday, December 6th, 1909, and during the Week, W ALTER MELVILLE'S No. I Co,, in the Latest London Success, an entirely New and Original Drama- The Girl who took the Wrong Turning Early Doers, 6.45. Ordinary, 7.15. POPULAR PRICES AS USUAL Next Week, 6.30-TWICE NIGHTLY-8.30 The Great Welsh v. Summers Fight Also a Series of the LATEST UP-TO-DATE Pictures on the Biograph.
Tivoli, Pentre I The star turns at the Tivoli this week are difficult to improve upon. The engagement of the famous Oragge in their latest acrobatic comedy sketch, Billy," gives great satisfaction. The plot is very I queer, and the occurrences are. very amusing but clever. The new steward is a tower of strength, but apparently quite unaccustomed to life on board the "Channei Quee.n." The scenery is very appropriate and rapidly changed for the various scenes. The Eight College Girls are presented by Mr. Sam Richards, and delight the audience with their turn. Their chorus singing deserves high praise, .while individual work is also very good. An unique speciality is that given by the soldier juggler, Enzer, and Miss Clarice. The former was until recently Sergeant- Major Instructor in H.M. Army Gym- nastic Staff. He gives a very clever ex- hibition of jugglery and sword manipu- lation. The various feats of cutting apples upon a lady assistant's neck re- quires dexterity and judgment, while the assistant has absolute confidence in the skill of the performer. Miss Clarice is a ju-jitsu expert-her exposition of self- defence against a ruffian demonstrates the efficacy of the Japanese art. George Torke visits Pentre again and maintains his reputation as vocalist and dancer, although his left leg is absent. Little Dot Moss, the toy comedienne, possesses a sweet voice, and her banjo playing lends ad-ditioiial charm to her turn. Other good turns are contributed by Charles Woodward, a popular topical light come- dian, and Annie Eldra, comedienne and chorus singer; while the Tivoliscope gives an excellent series of pictures, in- cluding t: Comment one fait un marin," or How. Soldiers are Made (in France).
Hippodrome, Tonypandy. Mr. Will Stone is to be congratulated on capturing such a magnetic draw as the famous Reano and his Band. On Monday last, the Hinnodrome was packed at early doors, and similar experiences have been the rule during the week. In fact, the Mid-Rhondda public have shown in no uncertain manner their appreciation of Reano. who is at once a genius, con- ductor and a musician. Under his baton play 31 instrumentalists, who respond in every possible way to his Reanic influ- ence, aId there is no room for doubt that, with the introduction of Reano, Sousa ,was completely outdone, both in manner- isms and musicianship. Reano's mani- pulation of the baton is a sight worth seeing. His personality is sunk entirely in his music, arid perfectly oblivious to his environment, Reano has a subtle way of extracting every ounce of music which his instrumentalists are capable of. Beano's performance of the "1812"—a most lurid depiction of Napoleon's retreat from Moscow-is indeed a masterpiece. Mahatma, the mistress of modern miracles, assisted by the original Prof. Chas. Steen, is a most mysterious turn, still they claim to have no supernatural powers ^whatever. Rolando Martin is a very amusing comedian; whilst Miss Ethel Dancy sings popular ballads beau- tifully. Miss Jessie Thorne, comedienne; the Three Trees, juvenile entertainers; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shelley, in an exceedingly funny sketch, Betsy's Blunder," complete the strong variety portion of the programme. The picture portion is also very entertaining, includ- ing "An Attack on the Strong Room," being an incident in the life of Pat Corner, detective.,
Theatre Royal, Tonypandy. Supported by a very capable company, the eminent London actress, Miss Ethel Van Praagh, appears as "Helene de L'Orme the wronged wife, in the domestic drama of French Society, The Eyes of the World 11 at the Royal this week. The audiences give this well-staged I piece a good reception each evening. The caste has been admirably allotted as fol- l,ows: Hector de L'Orme" (Helene,s husband), Mr. C. Wordsley Hulse; Gaston de Camac" (a neighbour) Mr. Will Casey; Mdme, Chrnae (Gaston's ;,wife and Hector-s mistress), Miss Flora Hastings" Octave (Gaston's son), Mr. rPringl<3 Roberts: A vice" (Irene's daughter), < Miss Elsie ^apell; Mons. Fanfarade" (a young advocate), Mr. J. Edward Whitty; Mons. Rogueville (Helene's father), Mr. R. W. Bedford; Brigard an old and faithful servant), Mr. H. Forde; "Susanne Pomfleur," Miss Nellie Gareide; "Antoinette," Miss Beatrice Hulment, all of whom are prac- tically perfect and realise every point of a well-filled play. It is well worth a visit, A four act drama of remarkable force holds the stage at the Royal next week, and is possibly one of the most popular pieces of its kind. Its title, The Girl Who Took The Wrong Turning," although somewhat long, indicates admirably the story which the dramatist unfolds so realistically. When it is said that Walter Melville, the author of The Worst Woman in London," is the writer, it will be readily understood that the piece is full of strong situations. There is a double strand running through the piece. On the other hand, the sad experience of the young girl, who is lured away from a poor, honest home into the mere- tricious splendour of a certain side of London life. and is rescued from the jaws of infamy by her sailor lover, and the second illustrates the machinations of a villain, who poisons a wealthy uncle's mind against the latter's only son. It takes four acts, each with three scenes, to work the theme to a happy termina- tion, and should attract crowded houses.
Empire, Tonypandy. The high standard of excellence set at the Empire last week is fully maintained this week by a programme of all-round merit. Sidney James' Strolling Players, in their Old Engliiih pastoral entertain- ment: are a vivacious and versatile trio, combining pleasing songs, ventriloquism of a high order, and stepping of a quality. Mysterious thought-reading and second sight by the Days is a mystifying item, and is well received. Williams and Warden, in an Irish vaudeville act, are an entertaining duo with smart quips, lively patter, and excellent dancing. Baby Myrtle Grove is a pleasing entertainer in short frocks, her very excellent recital of the domestic infelicities of the Johnson's being much admired. Francini Olloms and Page is the turn of the evening. Both are clever acrobats, whilst Francim's per- formances with a concertina dulcimer are really bewildering. Harry Lickson's clever dogs are also accorded a rousing applause for a distinctly ingenuous per- formance. As balancers we believe these dogs to be unequalled. Bijou Russell, a star comedienne, is an instant success; whilst Lily Hall, a very clever young maid, and Finn and Fayne, comedians and dancers, are other good turns on the programme. We have also to thank Mr. Hoole, the genial manager, and his able lieutenant, Mr. Pearson for their un- failing courtesy in providing facilities to enjoy a good entertainment.
Palace Porth. The star turn at the Palace this week is Austin Rudd, the well-known comedian, in humorous songs and parodies. Rudd's appearance evokes roars of laughter, and he very cleverly keeps it roaring while he is iupon the stage. Possessing an ex- cellent voice, most quaint in his make- up, and uncommonly amusing, he makes a great" hit," and is greatly appreciated. Cbarmin- are the Sisters Gladwin, duet- tiets and dancers. Their dancing is not only novel, but also superb. The Apache dance is particularly so, and is loudly applauded. Unusually skilful is Frank Maura, the Mexican wonder, in his dex- terous and incomparable performance. He is unquestionably the inest equilibrist and ball manipulator that has yet ap- peared before the Palace curtain. Rose and Calvert, in a serio-eomic sketch, Captain Kettle and His Charming Wife," are very fine. The humorous parts are exceptionally smart and witty. Molly O'Connor, character comedienne and male impersonator, is a star artiste. Her impersonations are exceedingly good and greatly appreciated. The Mosaics, a comedy duo, in the funny sketch, The Suffragette," cause huge fun and amuse- ment. Claude Gardiner, a light vocal singer and comedian, is also appreciated. The Palascope, as usual, is up-to-date. The pictures, "A Miner's Secret" and The Indian's Wooing," are excellent and worthy of a good show. Stowe Bros., novelty equilibrists, contribute a fine turn, end complete a good programme.