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PONTABDAWE - ALL TWEN GLEANINGS.

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PONTABDAWE ALL TWEN GLEANINGS. GOOD SCORING. The Crack shots connected with the Pontardawe Platoon of the V.T.C., h ve at last found th-?- p-oper form. This was clerroiistratod on Wednesday night in the cetiurn match with Clyti. at ri cla-e ra: ,;e. There W; some ev(^tv:t ch;, tin,, OIl br-fch sides J. Mundy was easily the best searl". He vhsd tlio possible, and his ca.d was worthy of exhibition. The scores were— Pontardawe Clydach 100 J Mundy S Boast 94 93 G Howells C B Davies 90 92 J Ernest Lewis A E Ratcliffe 97 96 S G Edmunds Whittles 93 96 C Ov, ar, F J Bloomer 98 92 Fred Own R McNaught 77 96 Rev I G Harries B Smelling 93 94 J M Jones Gecrg Davies 98 759 730 Pontardawe th-ue won by 29 points. I ASSISTANT MANAGER PROMOTED. An interesting presentation took place at the Cross Hands Hotel, Pontardawe, on Friday laat, to Mr. B. F. Jones, assistant manager to the Tawe Valley Gas Company on the occasion of his de- parture for Bmsworth where he has been appointed manager of the Gas Com- pany. Mr. R. B. Silcox presided. Speeches were made by Messrs W. L. Jones, A. Davies and others, all of whom testified to the respect in which Mr. Jones was held in Pontardawe. j They also wished him all possible sue- cess in his new position. He was pre- '1 by the chairman on behalf of the staff and workmen with a silver mounted walking stick. Mr. Jones suitably re- turned thanks. A most pleasant evening brought to a close with the singing of the national anthem. R.A.O.B. The first meeting to be held in Car- diff of the Grand Lodge of the Royal Antideluvean Order of Buffaloes Was held on Saturday last at the Queen's Hotel. There were 106 delegates trom various parts of the country representing over 2,000 lodges, with membeship of over 2,000,000. The local delegates- present wore Swansea. Valley Province, Bros. D. W. Jenkins, P.G.P. Will Hopkin, P.G.C., and W. T. Williame, K.O.M. (ex- officio). The Swansea Province was Tepre- sented by Broa. E. J. Shelton and Stan- ley Johnston. THE NEW CARETAKER. At a special meeting of the Public Hall Committee on Tuesday night, there were 15 applicants for the position of care- taker-manager for the Institution in place of Mr. G. T. Jenkins. The list had been red uced to three, and theoe appeared be- fore Tuesday's meeting. They ?ere IT. and Mrs. Powis (Rhos), Mr. and Mrs. J. Powell (Glanamman), and Mr. and Mrs E. Davies (Ystalyfera). Mr. F. W. Gilbertson presided. The voting resulted in Air. and Mrs. Davies securing the position by a substantial majority. Mr. Davies is engaged at present as a signal- man at Y nisginon Junction, and will take up his duties on Saturday. SERGT. NORWOOD. Sergt. Jack Norwood, who left Pontar dawe some years ago for Canada, is back again on a visit. As soon as war brok' out ho joined ths Caxiadian Expedition ary Force, and has been in the trenche? for months pa.st. It will be remembered that about two yea.rs ago Norwood was reported to have bren lost in a storm which overcame an engineering party when on an expedition. SUDDEN DEATH AT ALLTWEN. Mrs. Sarah Williams, wife of Mr. W. J. Williams. Tramwayside, Alltwen, Pont- ardawe, died with tragic suddenness at her home on Thursday last. She had not been in good health for some time on account of heart troubles. When her son, Air. John Williams, returned home from work on Thursday about 4 o'clock, he found her lying dead on the couch in the kitchen. Dr. Dahne, who was summoned pronoiincol death to be due to failure of the heart. The news of the death came as a surprise to Alltwen people, amongst whom Mrs. Williams was held in the highest respect. She was of a most kindly disposition, and she will be greatly missed by her husband and children. One of her sons is Pte. Gwilym Williams, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, who is now in the trenches. The funeral took place on Tuesday at Alltwen Chapel, and was one of the largest seert in the locality for a con- siderable time. The cortege left the de- ceased's residence shortly after 3.30 p.m. A short service was held at the house, chapel, and graveside, those who took part being the Revs. W. J. Rees (AUt- wen) D. Jenkins (Rhos, D. Eiddig Jones (Clydach), D. G. Jones (Soar) and Llew. Bowyer (Danygraig). Mr. D. J. Rees, F.R.C.O., was the organist. The chief mourners were Mr. Wm. J. Wil- liams (husband), Miss A. M. Williams (daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Williams (son), Mis's Maggie E. Bowen (niece), ad Mrs. Dd. Bowen (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Mainwaring (lister) and brother-in-law), Superinten- dent and Mrs. Tom Williams, Treharris (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs R. Williams (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. Jno. Morgan (brother), Mrs. Aees (sister), Mrs. Williams (sister). Mr. Wm. Lewis, Llwvndu (uncle), Mr. Morgan Lewis, Morrrstan (uncle), Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Clydach (oausin), Mr. and Mrs Esaiah Lewis (Glais), Mrs. Rees Phasant, Tixbanos (cousin), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Tynycae, Alltwen (cousin), Mr. and Mrs. Jas. John, Mrs. Evan Morgan, Melyn, Neath (cousin), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lewis, Cwrtybettws, Skewen (cous- in), Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Howells, Mrs. M. Evans, Mr. a.nd Mrs. D. Price, Miss Jessie Morgan, Miss E. Bowen, Tyny- ooedcae, nieces), Air. and Mrs. David Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Rhys Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Jonah Jones (nephews), Mr Philip Davies (Pontardawe), Mr. David Davies (rate collector), Councillor John G. Harris (Pontardawe), Mr. Hy. Davies (Alltwen), Mr. Josiah Griffiths (Alltwen), Mr. Morgan Morgans (Alltwen), Mr. D. C. Jones (Clydach), Mr. Dd. Lewis (Tan- yrallt), Mr. H. G. Bowen (dentist), Mr. Daniel Richards (Brynammnoi), Mr. Dd. Thomas (Brynamman), Mr. Wm. Davies (Brynamman), Mr. Jno. Th-omas (Melyn Neath), Mil". Wm. Davies, Melyn, Neath) Mr. Tom Thomas (Llansamlet), etc. The wreaths were from father and child- ren, Bro. David and Sarah Bowen, Mr. Dan Lewis, Mr. Dick Howell andCousifi Maggie, and flowers from Mr. and Mrs. Pratley. Mr. Sam Thomas was the under- taker. CLYDACH CONCERT. ) The much-looked-forward-to charity concert, in aid of the funds of the British Red Cross, at Hebron, Clydach, on Thurs- day evening, proved a splendid success. There was a large attendance from all parts of the valley. The artistes were Madame Bessie Morris (Ammanford), Madame Esther Cooper Jones (Cwm- gorse), Mr. Tom Bonnell (Pentre, Rhon- dda), Mr. David Hughes (Swansea), Miss Tilley Thomas, L.R.A.M.,R.C.M., and Mr. T. D. Jones. The artistes were as- sisted by Hebron Choir (conduted by Mr Edwin Davies). Recalls were loud and persistent, and the artistes responded in a generous manner. The Red Cross funds will benefit to a substantial amount. GLAIS CAPTAIN HONOURED. A presentation was made at the Church School. Glais, on Thursday evening to Captain Fred Phillips, of the Royal En- gireers, w ho was home on furlough from the front. Mr. Evan Lewis, M.E., pre- sided. Capt. Phillips was pros-nfed w'th a sword and binoculars on behalf of his friends in the district. T \TF, MRS. GEO: BOWEN. GLAN- HELYG. .¡.¡..a.U.;1Ui u t'l r b 1.¡ remains of Mrs. George Bowen, wife of Mr. George Bowen, Glanhelyg, Pontar- dawe, were laid to rest at TabernaBcle (C.M.) graveyard, Trebanes, en Saturday afternoon, in the presence of a large num- ber of people. The deceased was a highly respected inhabitant, and passed away after an illness ci a few weeks. She was the mother of Mr. D. J. Bowen, of the staff of Messrs. Gilbert-son and Co., and a deacon at Adulam Baptist Chapel. The funeral servic was held at Zoail" (C.M.) Chapel, the ministers", ho took part be- ing the Revs. H. Seiriol Williams, D. G. Jones, W. Edwards, W. J. Rees, and Jones-Davies. Touching tributes were made to the work of the deceased during her stay in Pontardawe, whilst letters were read from Cranogwen, Mrs. Kate Morgan Williams (Brynamman), and Miss Eleanor Williams (London) for the "Merched y De," a movement which the deceased lady had taken a keen interest. The chief mourners were Mr. George Bowen (husband), Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Bowen Frondeg (son and daughter-in-law) Miss Annie Lois Bowen (grandchild), and Mrs. Lloyd Evans, Birchgrove (sister of deceased). The wreaths were from George Bowen (husband), Mabel and Dan (son and daughter), Annie (grandchild), Lily Evans, Jane and David, All at Gwyn- fryn, Mr. and Mrs. Lehane, Mr. and Mrs Hardy, Miss Eleanor Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Emanuel, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Dd. Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. Jones, and Enid, Mr. and Mrs. J. Evans and friend, and members of Zoar Chapel, Sunday School Class. Mr. J. R. Wil- liams was the undertaker.

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