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PONTARDAWE ALL TWEN GLEANINGS. DEATH OF MRS. MARY JENKINS I It is with regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Mary Jenkins, which took place on Monday evening at her residence in Uplands, Pontardawe. De- ceased, who was 65 years of age, was the widow of the late Mr Daniel Jen- kins, who carried on business as auctioneer in Pontardawe for many years. Mr Jenkins, it will be r mem- bered, passed away about three and a half years ago. Mrs. Jenkins ha been in failing health for several :oiitbs past. and received the best of 1 '-odical attention. She was held in thecighest respect and esteem in the distiiet, and was one of the kindest and most devoted of mothers. She leaves seven children, four daughters and three sons, for whom the deepest sympathy is felt. Two of the aons are Mr Owen Jenkins, one of the "Llais" agents in Pontar- dawe, and Laaoe Corporal David Jen- kins. late of the Pontardawe Boys' School, but now with the London Bat- talion Territorials. IN HER 81st YEAR. The death took place on Mondav also of Mrs. Ann Lewis at her home, Quarr Cottage, Alltwen Hill, Pontar- dawe. She was in her 81st year, and had suffered from a severe illness for the past two months. Her husband ,predeceased her about 20 years ago. She was one of the oldest and most respected inhabitants of Alltwen, and was a faithful member of Alltwen Chapel, and Sunday School. She was well known among Congregational ministers throughout the Principality, as her house had been the home of many ministers during their preach- ing engagements at Alltwen. Mrs. Lewis was the mother of Mrs. James Nicholas, Alltwen, who was for many years the manageress of the dress- making department at the Alltwen and Pontardawe Co-operative Society, and of Mrs. Meredith, wife of Mr Meredith, late stationmaster at Pont- ardawe, but now of Sullv Oak, Bir- mingham. The funeral takes place to- morrow (Saturday) at 3.30 p.m. for Allt-wen Graveyard. TRIBUNAL GETTING READY. The first meeting of the Pontar- dawe Tribunal for the hearing of ap- peals under Lord Derby's scheme will take place on Monday, at the Coun- cil Offices, Pontardawe. The members will take their seats a.t 10.15 a.m. We understand that several dozen appeals will be dealt with. A RHOS GIFT. The first wedding to take place at Rhos Congregational Chapel was solemnised on Saturday la&t between Mr Griff. Hodge, P<)ntardawe and Miss Mary Lewis, of Rhos. The bride was given away by her father, Mr J. Lewis, whilst the Rev. David Jenkins (pastor) officiated. To celebrate the event, a Bible was presented to Mr a.nd Mrs. Hodge by the past-or, on be- half of the congregation. EXAMPLE TO "SLACKERS." There was a large attendance at Peter's Schoolroom, on Thursday last, on the occasion of a send off to Private Roger H. Edwards, of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Private Edwards teft Pontardawe on Saturday last for Folkestone, prior to returning to Canada. It will be remem bered that "Roger," he was popularly known was the deputy-clerk of the Pontar- dawe Guardians up to a few years a.go, when he emigrated to Canada. As soon as war broke out he, like many other Britishers across the seas, re- sponded to the call and came over with the Canadians. After being in the trenches for some time, he was "gassed," and was sent back to one of the London Hospitals. This hap- pened in April last, and according to reports his condition was regarded as very grave indeed at times. About two months ago there was a consider- able improvement in his condition, and a few weeks later he was able to re- turn to Pontardawe to renew his ac- quaintance with a; large circle of friends. He again benefitted consider- ably during his stay in Pontardawe, but was obliged to return to the hos- pital at the end of his furlough. Councillor Owen Davies presided or-or the meeting, and referred to the many good qualities of Private Bdwards. He sincerely hoped that he fl'UfJ :.t.<¡ be r2.it;rc-i to r < health, and be able to return again to the Valley. (Hear, hear). The Rev. Joel Davies, M.A. (vicar) presented Private Edwards with a sub- stantial purse of gold on behalf of his many friends in Pontardawe. The speaker said that Pontardawe ought to feel proud of Private Roger Edwards who had so nobly responded to the call to duty, and as one who had al- ready faced death. (Hear, hear). He hoped that Private Edwards would continue to recover. a.nd that he would soon, be able to resume his duties. The speaker recalled the magnificent stand made by the Canadians when the Ger- mans first made use of their poisonous g-ases, which was against the rules of all civilised warfare. In concl usion he said that Private Edwards had con- ferred an honour upon Pontardawe, and they as inhabitants should feel in- debted to him for the sacrifice he had made on behalf of the country. (Ap- plause). Private Edwards, who was received with musical honours suitably returned thanks. Addresses followed by the Rev. D. J. Arter, David Davies (rate- I collector); D. T. Lloyd, and W. A. Thomas (secretary of the meeting), whilst Mr John Reea recited verses for the occasion. A splendid programme I was gone through during the evening, those who took part were the Misses Elsie and Ethel Bibbs, J. J.. Wil- liams (recitations); D. C. Jones (solo); loan Williams (solo) David Thomas (solo); and Master Henry Irons (piano- forte colo). Mr Hy. Jenkins was the accompanist. ON LEAVE. On Tuesday, Pte. Esiah Phillips, son of Mr and Mrs. J. Phillips, newsagent, AUt-wen, returned to his unit, the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry, after a I week's furlough. "Si" was looking fit, and he and his friends spent an en- joyable time. I GREAT TIME FOR THE CHILD- REN. On the suggestion of Mrs. C. tx. j Gilbertson, of Gellygron, and through the generosity of many ladies and gentlemen in Pontardawe, the child- ren of the soldiers and sailors in the Pontardawe District were entertained to a Christmas Tree at the Public I Hall, on Tuesday evening. The sug- gestion of Mrs. Gilbertson was a most happy one, and through her instru- mentality no band of children ever went home in a merrier mood than the 281 who were entertained on this oc- casion. It was certainly a great time for the little ones. They had been looking forward to the treat for days, and they will be talking about it for weeks to come. The majority of the guests arrived long before the doors were opened, some of them accompanied by their mothers, and when they were eventu- al y given admission they marched into the large hall, and were amazed by the sight which confronted them. On the stage had been fixed two large trees— one for the boys and one for the girls -.and they were literally squeaking under the load of presents which were suspended to the branches. Flags and ribbons had been thrown across at various points, and between the elec- tric lamps, which were nestled through- out the trees and everything, the scene was one which will long be re- membered It was an anxious time to wait for the distribution, but the monotony was broken by the singing, which went on under the leadership of Mr loan Williams. The English, French, and Russian National An- thems were given, together with the leading patriotic songs of the day, and room, of course, had to be found for "Tipperary." There was quite a flutter when Mrs. Gilbertson commenced with the dis- tributions. The girls first marched on as the names were called, and were given prizes according to the ages. Then the boys. who put on their best behaviour stepped forward, and one or two did not forget to ask for some- thing for the boy next door, who had not been invited! In addition to the prizes, the children were also regaled with sweets, oranges, apples, and buns. Everything passed off splendid- ly, and the proceedings closed at 8.30 p.m. with a vote of thanks to Mrs. Gilbertson, on the motion of the Rev. Joel Davies, and a vote of thanks to the secretaries. Needless to state the eytnt had entailed considerable work upon Miss Evans (Penpound), and Mr D. J. Walters, the secretaries, and they are deserving of the best thanks of all for their spued did efforts. Praise "1' t 1, f"" r.l" 's a l so duo to the lUl¡. t. i-t fc llov, J who acted on the Committee:—Mrs. Joel Davies, Mrs. Gwilym Lewis. Mrs. and Miss Samuel, Mrs. D. J. Bowen, Mrs. Pitt, Mrs. Solson, Mrs. J. R. Williams, Mrs. D. G. Jones, Mrs. J. James, Mrs. Hardy, Mrs. Owen Davies, Mrs. Dahne, Mrs. J. Llew. Rees, Mrs. W 0 Evans, Mrs. Ricci, Miss Griffiths (Rectory) Rev. Joel Davies, Rev. Griffiths (Rector of Cily- bebyll); Messrs. C. G. Gilbertson, C. Giddings, Albert Edmunds and the Rev. W. G. Jenkins. VICTORY AT LAST. I The Pontardawe Platoon of the V.T.C. won their first match at shoot- ing on Wednesday night, when jthey were opposed to the Clydach Platoon at the range of the latter. Some splendid cards were returned on both sides. Pontardawe were leading by 13 at the close. The scores were:— I Clydach. Pontardawe. 97 Bourse Geo. Howells 90 95 Bloomer J. E. Lewis 94 97 McNaught F. R. Phillips 86 62 Jackson Rev. T. G. Harris 97 89 Floyd J. R. Williams 78 97 Snelling J. M. Jones 94 96 Geo. Davies S. Edmunds 88 77 Eddeston J. Mundy 96 I 710 723 I I ADVANCE IN MILK. I í The Pontardawe and District Milk Vendors Association held a meeting at the Public Hall on Tuesday even- ing. There were dealers present from Cilybebyll, Llanguicke, and Gellionen. It was unanimously resolved that on account of the advance in the prices of meal, that the price of milk should be raised to 5d. per quart on and after January 34th.. 1916. Nothing pleases the boys at the Front so much as news of home. Send them the "Llaig" every week. PUBLIC AND PAVILION. A meeting was held at the Pontar- dawe Pavilion on Saturday evening to show sympathy with Mr Wm. Coutts in the manner in which which it was stated he has been treated by the Pontardawe Council, on account of Sunday concert being held for the Red Cross Society and the Prisoners of War Fund. Mr W. Forbes presided over an enthusiastic gathering. At the outset a letter was read from Councillor Owen Davies regretting his inability to attend, but stating he was in sympathy with the object of the meeting, and was disgusted at the Council refusing to grant permission to hold a benefit for such a deserving cause. Mr T. Jeremiah (secretary, Steel Smelters) said he was disgusted with the Pontardawe Council. He had heard of many cases of our soldiers having to lie wounded on the battle- field for many hours through the lack of Red Cross appliances at that spot. Now the Pontardawe Council were the means of stopping a sum of money going to do such good work. Mr Richard Jones also spoke, and Mr Phil Hopkins suggested that the meeting should demand that the Coun- cil renew the license. It was decided that Mr Jeremiah should attend the next Council meet- ing and place the views of the meet- ing before the members, and asf for the renewal of the license. MRS. MORGAN, GELLYNUDD. I The death took place on Wednesday of Mrs. Morgan Morgan, wife of Mr ohn Morgan, late of the Gellinudd Arms, Pontardawe. The deceased, who was 62 years of age passed away after a few months' illness Mrs. Morgan will be greatly missed in the Gelli- nudd district, as she was of a most genal and charitable disposition. She was always ready to render help in all cases of need. The deepest sympathy will be felt for the widower and four children in their bereavement. Two of the sons are abroad, one in America, and the other in the States. The hus- band, Mr John Morgan, has on many occasions contributed to the "Llais." The funeral takes place on Monday at one o'clock for Babell Burial ground, Cwmbwrla.

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