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CARDIFF Welcome to The Fine Art and Maritime Exhibition
THE HAUNTED SWINGThe latest sensation! See it! Absolutely the world's wonder. Indescribable effects. Screams of laughter and delight. The strangest thing on earth. Test your imagination. The most decided novelty introduced in the world of entertainment. A sensation once experienced never to be forgotten. Must be seen to be believed! Don’t miss it!
WORKING ANT WORLD Acknowledged to be the most marvellous Exhibition of Insect Intelligence ever presented to the public. Six different species of Living Ants on view with their Queens, Workers, Slaves, Domestics, Cows etc. Admission - Threepence Indian Pavilion N.B - Interesting experiments carried out and new features added from time to time.
THE WORLD'S LARGEST PIECE OF COAL This is the largest piece of coal ever mined. Weighing over 12 tons. Dating from the Jurassic period, over 140 million years ago. Coal is a versatile material, used to make buttons, spoons, plates, dishes and inkwells! This exhibition is a true celebration of coal.
MONSTER CLOCK In the main entrance, high above the Maritime Department. Messrs, Spiridion and son of Cardiff have erected a Monster Clock, by which the time of The Exhibition is kept. The clock keeps admirable time. There are two ways of measuring time. Chronos and Kairos. One man made clocked and calendared. The other wild, playful, disordered.
THE FLYING LADY Professor Hemmings Latest Sensational Mystery. This marvellous young lady, after the manner of Trillby, having been put into a state of trance, commences to float about the room within reach of the amazed spectators. They go home and rack their brains to find how it is done, and return again on the morrow to try and unravel the mystery of the age which has excited so much attention all over the world.
THIS WEEKS NEW ARRIVALS There are this week many new and attractive features in the side shows connected with the Cardiff Exhibition including the performance of: Mons. Gaudron, the parachutist; Mons. Diamond, the champion knife-thrower of the world Senor Don Pablo, the leaping marvel and the amusing antics of Professor Garford's troupe of acrobatic dogs. Of course the aerial ventures of Mons. A. E. Gaudron are the chief and most exciting of all. An Aeronaut of great daring and nerve, Captain Gaudron will ascend by balloon then descend by parachute on the evenings of Monday, Wednesday and Saturday next. The evening of Tuesday will mark the first appearance of his new and as yet unnamed apprentice aeronaut. The new apprentice replaces Captain Gaudron’s colleague of some years, Miss Alma Beament, Champion High Diver, Water Walker, Tobogganist of the World and Premier Queen of the Air, who recently left the profession to get married. It may also be stated that on Wednesday there will be comical sports at 3 and 7.30.
“To fall from the sky, one must climb there, even but for one moment, and that is more beautiful than spending one’s life crawling on earth” - Theophile Gautier