-?-————"—— '———-———————————————-———-———————'——————————————————————————————————————<<-<-————!<' ?a ￼ ￼ ??pNBBBMaNNB?NSM??s??as??sbsa&?BNa?Ba p BS ￼ a ￼ I Grand MATINEe| AHATEUB ARTISTES' I COMPETITION || Win be held at the H ISUISa EMPIRE, I Coinmencing at 2 p. m. I HEXI SATURDAY.El A I A ? A Goodly List of I I Entertaining and! I Amusing Turns I will be put on. | I The Audience will have Ballot E M Papers and will be asked to & m decide by their votes upon the, B I merits of the performers, for Bj i whom three Prizes are offered: B I £ 10, L5 & E2 1 Os. 1 i Tickets may be obtained I ? from the Empire Box Hj ￼ or at t he "Cam bpia ? OfRceoratthe?Cambria I ? Daily Leader" O?ce. 8 a) The proceeds will be divided m between the 6th Welsh Com- g mittee's Fund for providing H I Xmas Day Gifts for the Widows I § and Children of Swansea ga ￼ Soldiers who have been killed B g in action, and Mr. Frank sg Allen's Xmas Puddings for I I Soldiers Fund. Bj i. J
THE ENERGETIC MANAGER. When Mr. Richardson puts his bade into anything he puts it-every inch. As you will see by the sketch, he has been contending against the large number of competitors who wished to enter for next Saturday's matinee at the Swansea Empire. The matinee will be one of the most entertaining seen for a long time. Competi- tors of a high standard of merit are coming from all parts of South and South-westi Wales and elsewhere, and includes musicians, performers, conjurors, etc., so that I the programme will be varied in every sense of the word. The comedians are a I really funny lot.
THE SCROLL OF FAME. -——————- QJ Mumbles Officer Wins the Military Cross. On Monday the casualty list published by the Admiralty contained the names of 177 killed or died of wounds, 541 wounded, and 12 missing in the Iloyal Naval: Divisi-on. SHOT IN THE SHOULDER. Another Cwmbwrla naval man has been wounded, in the person of Seaman Wm. Lewis, of the ii-oyal Naval Division. The official message states that he is Bufferillg from gunshot wounds in the right shoulder. He is a eon of Mr. and Mrs. E. Lewie, of 10, Fern-street, Cwmbwrla, and was previously employed as a porter at High-street Station. He was also wounded at G^llipoli. His brother. Pte. Sid Lewis, of the Doi-sot P--giinent, was wounded twice in France and once in Mesopotamia. OFF IC ER'S HOMECOMING. Flags were much in evidence in Gendros, j Fforestfach, on Monday, on the occasion of the homecoming of Second Lieut. Oliver Mayo Llewellyn irom the Western war zone. Joihihg the Welsh Regiment; shortly aft?' the outbreak of war, Lieut. Llewellyn has ceen many months' activity and- has come out without a scratch. Three months ago he was a lance-corporal, and while in the trenches was instructed to leave for a French cadet school, in which he underwent ten training. He was then granted a commission. The eldest eion of Mr. and Mrs. D. Llewellyn. he is only 21. In pre-war days he was a particularly eteady going youth, and an active member of Gendros English Con- gregational Church. LOCAL OFFICER'S MILITARY CROSS. I l'ews has roacned Carditt that second Lieut. H. J. Brown, South Wales Bor- derers, has been awarded the Military Cross. Lieut. Brown, who was in the Glamorgan Yeomanry at the outbreak of war, at once volunteered for active ser- vice. After serving at the front he re- ceived his commission in the South Wales Borderers. Lieut. Brown is the eldest eon of Mr. James Brown, 40, Richraond-road, Cardiff, formerly of the Cambrian," Swansea, and the South Wales Daily News," Cardiff. When Lieut. Brown joined the I Yeomanry he was only 17 years of age. Now he is 21. His father, Mr. James Brown, is now the South Wales represen- tative of the London" Daily News." His 1 uncle is Mr. Wm. Brown, of the Central Hotel, Swansea, while Mrs. James Brown is the daughter of the late Mr. John Tucker, builder, of the Mumbles. MEMORIAL SERVICE. A memorial service to the late private Evan Owen Jones, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, of Tyhir, Quarr-road, Clydach, who was killed in action in France, was held at Calfaria Baptist Church, Clydach, on Sunday evening, and was attended by a very largo congregation. The deceased, who was only 28 years of age, had been one of the most faithful a.nd useful mem- A. B, L. Burgess, Manselton. (Wounded.) A.B. James Davies, I Swansea. (Wounded.) A.B. John James, l Manselton. 4 WouAded.) A.B. D. J. Lewis, ￼ Jtbnælton. 1 ^Wounded.) bers of Calfaria Church, having been for many years Sunday School superinten- dent. The Rev. T. Valentine Evans (pastor) officiated. Mr. John Rees, Twyn- ybedw-road, gave a rendering of Lead, Kindly Light/' and the anthem Fy uyddiau sydd fel cysgod yn cilio" was sung by the chapel choir, conducted by Mr. George Da'vies. him, Bert Lewis, Morriston. (Wounded.) i Pte. Edwin Evans, Neath Abbey. (Died.) Pte. J. fcrnest Davies, Llandovery (Missing). j CASUALTIES. RANK AND FILE, Killed. Welsh Regiment.—Dyer, 17735, T. J. (Manselton) Died of Wounds. Welsh Regiment.—Silk, 17641, Company- Sergt.-Major R. (Gorseinon). Wounded. Lancashire F usiliers.—Jenkins, 24004 W. H. (Llanqlly). Welsh Regiment.—Pothecary, 55763, A. (Porthcawl); Richards, 17597, Lce.-Cpl. G. ( Mumbles); Scott, 14377, C. H. (Milford Haven ) Haven). Missing. South Lancashire Regiment. — Devon, I 34151, Sergt. W. F. (Swansea).
LESS WHISKY. I Government to Take Over I Scottish Distilleries. After January the Government, it isi stated, intend to take over all the pat ant-! still whisky made in Scotland an? allow i only 70 per cent, of the present consump-! tion to be distilled by malt disti1len;. I This e -?ii<l a prominent dis- tiller on Monday, has been adopted for other reasons than the necessity of incul- cating temperance by compulsion. No other substance has yet been discovered for making high explosives so satisfactory as spirit. The distillers have adapted themselves in an amazing way to meet the many demands of the Ministry of Muni- many dvmands of the tions. Had it. not been for the facilities provided by the distillers it is a question whether the country would have been to- day in so satisfactory a position to supply the first essentials of propulsive force ior shells. U There will be a shortage of whisky for future consumption. At the present time there is no suggestion of the total prohibi- tion of whisky, and so long as it is not beyond the 30 per cent, now contemplated l it will continue to be procurable. In consequence of the short supply, however, it cannot be said to what u?ure the prieff' will go, as there only remains a cerlaw npply, which is almost entirely limited'tc Sc,otland."
Arrangements for the holding of tlw Royal Show in Cardiff in June have been cancelled. Sir Kenneth Anderson has been ap- pointed a member of the Shipping Con- trol Committee. Colonel Wilson, M.P. for Reading, re cently wounded, has entered a London nursing home. Deptford Borough Council are saving If per cent. on their fuel bill bv using ooke ingtead of coal. Drummer W. Ritchie has been given a gold watch by the Musicians' Company in recognition, of his- wiuoipg JJze VA
I STAGE AND STALLS GRAND THEATRE. The Confessions of a Wife," which was presented at the Grand Theatre on! Monday evening, is a piece that appealed to lovers of melo-drama, for the story is, strong and well told. The comedy, too, is irresistible, and one was impressed, from start to finish, by its marked originality. There is a hit of sound and homely drama, with nothing wild and heroic in it, yet it is crowded with emotion. The Confes- sions of a Wife 6 not a war drama, al- sions ot a Wife" is not a war drama, al- though the hero dons the khaki and comes back from the fornt with some fragments of German shell about his anatomy. Neither is it a problem play, as its title might, suggest. It is a simple, straightfor- ward drama, telling the story of a wronged and ill-used wife, a callous brute of a hus- band, a lover, and a homicide that is a justitia hie "as a homicide can ever be. Well staged, and acted, without exaggera- tion of emphtsis or sentiment, the piece makes a strong appeal to the succeptibili- ties of the audience. As a lover, Mr. S. Herbert Ilumber put much dramatic feel- ing into the part, whilst in the respective hands of Mr. Gadwood Bladyn and Miss Ethel VI ensley, the characters of husband and wife had careful treatment. It is a strong company, and they added in mak- ing the piece really acceptable and en- I joyable. EMPIRE. It is many years since Marie Lloyd last appeared in Swansea. But that with local vaudeville patrons she is as warm a favourite as ever was amply demonstrated on Monday evening, when, opening a week's engagement at the Empire, she entertained packed and enthusiastic audi- ences. This was her first. appearance, by the way, at the present Empire. There were fears during her recent serious illness that the queen of comediennes would be unable to captivate her audiences for ) months to come, but her wonderful energy t and happy disposition accelerated her re- covery, and she is now her old self again. Last night Miss Lloyd introduced new songs from her extensive repertoire, most of them studied during her convalescence at Brighton, and she was seen in some ex- quisite frocks designed on the fashions of next season. Whether as a smart Society belle, or the gaudily-attired coster girl, she was equally clever and effective. Manny and Roberts, one of America's most popular comedy duos, present their mirth-provoking H neutral nonsense," and there is never a dull moment while this pattering pair occupy the stago. Remi- niscent of the late Harry Fragson, Ernest Hastings offers a smart and breezy enter- tainment at the piano, which never fails to command well deserved applause. The Four Clovellv Girls, one of the smartest sets of club jugglers touring, present a I bright and clever act, the tricks being neatly executed. A comedy aerial act, which is both daring and original, is pre- sented by the Meteor Trio, while the Sisters Holman, dainty duettists and dancers, Wee Georgie Beck, a juvenile comedian, and the latest war films com- plete a first-class programme. On Satur- day afternoon the grand amateur competi- tion takes place. The booking plan is now open. PICTURE HOUSE. I Mr. Dix, manager of the PIcture House, I must be complimented on the ?,o tionally fine programme he has secured for his many patrons for the commence- ment of the week in which Mies Constance Collier, the greatest of all English tra- gediennes, plays an important part. Miss Collier plays the leading role in the star film, a most gripping drama, entitled The Code of Marcia Gray." It des- cribes how a wealthy financier, through embezzling money, is hrouyfut face to face with ruin, and after many thrilling! events the financier meets with a most timely end. The comic element features] Charlie Chaplin in a most laughable: comedy, and Charles Murray and Louise | Fazenda, two well-known Keystone stars, in a most amusing Triangle Keystone. comedy in two parts entitled "Her Marble Heart." Pathe's War Gazette was also: screened. For the latter half of the week an all British production entitled Annie Laurio" will head the bill. CASTLE CINEMA. I No programme in Swansea will appeal I with greater force in point of interest and dramatic art than the one which is being presented at the Castle Cinema during the early portion of this week. "A Gutter Magdalene is a thrilling story of New York life. wherein the. principal actors undergo a series of experiences, the like of which has rarely been given at a cinema performance. The story is intensely inter- esting from all points of view, and gives Miss Fannie Ward, the gifted young American actress, every opportunity of displaying' that rare dramatic force which she so fortunately possesses to such a marked degree. Indeed, the whole produc- tion is great, a conclusion which everyone who witnesses it will gladly admit. The other portion of the programme has been selected with that care and good taste for which the management has invariably been noted, and is worthy of the strongest support of all lovers of good pictures. There will be an entire change of pro- gramme on Thursday, when Miss Dorothy Gish will bo the outstanding feature. CARLTON. Following upon the series ot hims based I upon famous novels, the management ot, the Carlton Cinema. present an excellentj film adaptation of a novel by Balzac, the; famous French writer, called The Magic i Skin," in which Everrit Butter&eld takes! the part of Ralph Val&Dtine, and Mabei Tranelle as Paulino Gaudin. The story of the film reminds us of the picture of | Dorian Gray in its vividness and novelty,! and its tragic alliance betwc-en Ralph and I the Evil One. Altogether a strong film with a moral. The progTamme mcludes' The Bridp of Nancy Lee,? Picturesque! Crimea," Wantetl a Wife," Take My Pichire/' in which Charlie Chaplin is the foremost figure. He figures in the star picture for Thursday in a b rlesque on "Carmen," when also the n. \.t of the Drew comedies will be released, and a fine L.K.O. comedy, Ignatz's Icy Injury." THE ELYSIUM. I Mr. Sam Powell, of the Elysium, with his customary good taste, presents a varied and bright bill to his patrons during the first half of the week. As a forerunner in the programme he has secured another really excellent William Fox drama, Blue Blood and Red," and this is followed by a fine selection of both comedies and drama. The chief item is a magnificent production featuring several eminent artistes. The full cow- boy element is to be seen, presenting some exceptionally clever rough riding. This film ought perhaps to be termed a comedy-drama, as visitors also see some pleasant humour. The Hoax House'' features King Baggott in a. good comedy. The news picture this week is also highly important, while a fine array of other pictures complete the programme. A I serial picture, which will be quite a re- three-part drama, His Flesh and Bleed." dealing with a wronged mother's revenue on her husband, had a powerful appeal, whilst episode 28 of « The Diamond from the Sky ,u On the Wings of the Morn- ing "-contained some clever scenic effects. A pretty Nest.or comedy, with & mix-up in identity between four young people, was most enjoyable, as well as The Win- ning Punch," a burlesque featuring Geo. Ovey as Jerry." OXFORD. Thera is a fine array of pictures to b- seen at this oosy little hall for the firs part of the week. Topping the bill is i magnificent drama entitled "A Leap to Death." "The Scar of Conscience" i: also a fine drama, produced by the Edison Film Co., and illustrates how a man's lust for gold leads him to murder his fellow worker in the gold fields of Africa. The Man in Possession," in which is featured Billy Merson, "When the Spirits Moved," and Polidor produced shrieks of laugh. tor. velation in the film world, has been se- cured for the Elysium entitled "Liberty." THEATRE ROYAL. A good drama always attracts large audiences, and Miss Paynter, the manager- ess of the Theatre Royal, evidently selects her programmes accordingly. The chief attraction is a strong, clever drama of society life in France, in which Pauline Frederick, in the dual roles of The Spider," and the unsophiticated little Parisian flower girl--Joan Marche—makes a great hit. In five parts, the play, which is a Famous Players' production, deals with the manner in which an all-oonquer- ing, attractive society woman, known as the Spider," almost unwittingly de- stroys her child's happiness. However, her heroic atonement on the scaffold amply make3 up for her past misdeeds. A TOM OWEN'S CINEMA. j The Miracle of Youth," a picture of f absorbing interest, was shown on th;¡ screen at Tom Owen's Cinema on Mon- day. It reveals the many vicissitudes of life from birth to youtlu which keeps the audience spellbound. Other interesting pictures are also shown which include the. final episode in The Exploits of Elaine." On Monday next the famong picturs de- picting the Battle of. the Somme will !:It screened.
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