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-u- PONTARDAWE ALLTWER A-LI L -i U" IJ E D GLEAMiNSS. On Thursday evening last a presen- fcation meeting he id at the Gwyn Hall, AUtwci, in honouf;of Pie. Tom 1- N, ll:jllotlf,of Pic. 'tom Jone?. form<r!y ft [he (,o- op.-ra tivv Stores, w ht, ia r.utv home iront*Franc* The Rev. 0 ilyu< -h'tics preside], and ? the pres"n mtion was tT)d( by Mr. A. PowM. An \'Xl U<n? progra m was ai- f?nged by Mr. Dd. P?ce. to which the following itRIIU were contributed Pianofort ?lo, Mi? Dora Swainson? solo, Mrs. B Jjries, recitation, Miss Marjorie Mills; solo, Mist; Phoebe Phillips; solo, Miss Matilda Jones; solo, Miss Mabel Evans; recitation, Mis« Majorie Mills; solo, Mr. Rosser Davies; solo. Miss Dora re- citation, Mias Lila Lewis. The concert traded with the sinking of "God Save the King." Deep re^r-fc w.ns felt locally when it hccame known that Mr. Jas. Seddon, ..f the Upland- Pontardawe, had passed away on Tuesday night alb v •4, very short illness. He was taken ill on Saturday. his illness subsequently developing to pneumonia, despite the modt (v a rf'.il treatment under Dr. )tk-S. Deceased was superintendent of the Pontardawe Slag Works. and had lived at Pontardawe for over 20 yearn, fie was .'), weli known figure in the district. He was the chairman of the Pontardawe Rue; by Club for some years, and a committee man, and al- ways took an interest ia athletics. He was one of the keenest horticulturists in the valley and had sat a.s chairman of the Horse and Flower Show Com- mittee. He had taken priz,ps at the chief events in Wales, and specialised in the cultivation of lfowers. Mr. Sed- do.1 was a native of Wip;an, playing in his younger days outside half to a football team from that town. He was of a generous disposition, and always ready to assist'Sill charitable move- ments. He has a .large"circle of friends who will sympathise vrif^bi-the family in their bereavement. He leaves a widowed mother, and a son, Mr. Jas. Seddon, who is engaged on a mine sweeper, to mourn their loss. The death afeo to..¡; place on Tues- day niglil, of .Mr. Gcoige Steadman. Ynisderw-roa,d, after a long illness. Deceased was 60 years of age, and was formerly employed at the Pontar- dawe Brewery. He leaves a widow and two grown-up daughters, one of wll()..ti is married, to mourn their loss. The funeral takes place on Saturday. Sergt. V» i:f> a:vl Mr;. Morgan PontTdav.-e. have visito'I their old i'ri<'nds m the pht<?e. Ser?t. Morgan is now stationed a', Oswestry, where his vifo a. bo .at present resides. The staff of Mr. j7 C. Davies s ('s- tablishments h"(I their annual ?[: the Public Institute on Wednes 1 v* owning, when about 80 guests pat down to tea. Mr. and Mrs. 'Davies pie- sidtd at the tables, after which danc- ing and other forms of amusement were indulged in, Mr. G. Bevnon act- in: as M.C. Miss Lena Davies was the accompanist. On Thursday evening at the Public Institute, a bout 80 guests, including a number of the wounded soldiers, at- tended a social gathering arranged by tIi,- employees of Mr. Matt Harries's establishments. Mr. and Mrs. Harries presided at the tables, and during the eifning dancing was indulged in, Mr Rupert Davies acting rts M.C. A whist drive was also held, when the prizes were won by Mr. Elwyn Mor- gan, Miss Jennie Jenkins and Mrs. T. Jores. 1- --h d. IJurglare have been busy in the dis- trict during the last week, and on Sunday morning the house adjoining the Pontardawe branch of the L. and P Bank was broken into. Entrance was affected by means of a locked door adjoining the bank, and Mr. Jordan's shop (chemist) was also en- tered, when notes, etc., to the value of about k20 to P,30 were stolen. Corpl. Emiyn Edwards, who has !x(ll wit-h the S.W.B. in Salonica for I 23 years, and also in France, has been invalided home suffering from fever. H0 is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Edwards, Orchard-street, and a bro- ther of Miss Phyllis Edwards, booking clerk at the Pontardawe station. The name of Pte. J. Howe, of the Manchester Regt., has this week ap- pe.ared in the London Gazette, hav- ing won the Military Medal for gal- lar-try. He is only 19 years of age, and his particular act of bravery was tlio carrying of dispatches under fire. Pte. Howe was formerly in the em- ploy of Mr. J. 1. Edwards, fishmonger, Herbert-street. Mr. Vincent Banks, chief instructor under the Board of Agriculture, gave ■ demonstrations at the Public Hall on Monday on fruit ami ve,hh!o I serving and drying. Th re a sG."¡ attendance at both the aftcr"oo.!V and | e\tiling meetings, when the Rev. Joel j J Davies and Mr. C. G. Gilbertaon j presided. Pte. LI. Williams, of a labour unit of the King's Kept., son of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Brnwfon, ha3 been homo on six days' di-aft leave, af t4,r having- been with the colours for only a fortnight. The "Gaxc.ttc" of- July 4th, just pi blished, contains the following ofli- cial version of the which brought I Sergt. Michael Hevily. o' f the Munster Fusiliers, the Albert 1\1,>da1, and which i also cost him his life Sergt. Michael Healy, Munster Fur. In France, during, bombing practice a live bomb rolled back into the trench, which was occupied by the thrower, an officer, and Sergt. Healy. All three ran for shelter, but Sergt. Healy, fearing that the others would not reach shelter in time, ran back and pi,à:ed up the bomb, which explodfdvhd mortally wound- ed him. Healy had previously per- formed other acts of distinguished gallantry, for which he Ittd been awarded the D.C.M., the M.M., and a. bar to the M.M. Sergt. Heaiy was a Pontardawe boy, and as will be seen by the above re- port, has won no less than four mili- tary distinctions. On Tuesday last Sergt. Rennet, of the Pontardawe Infirmary, was decor- ated by Alderman .Benj. Jones, J.P., Mayor of Swansea, in commemoration I of his having saved 13 lives whilst on service, and being under heavy fire. S< lgt. Bennet's decoration consisted of the D.C.M. He is a native of Ponty- pridd. In the evening a whist drive and concert was hold in his honour at th" Glanrhyd Hospital, when the' wounded boys carried off the prizes. Many of the men contributed to the nr< gramme, together with the follow- ing local artistes: Mr. Ja-ck Evans, M. Lewis and Miss Majorie Mills. Ccrpl. Morgan acted as chairman and accorded Sergt. Bennet the best wishes of all assembled, A vote of thanks ws accorded the artistes and tlie Sister in charge. Pte. Walker and Mrs. J. E, ans acted as aooompaniat. On Thursday evening last at the St. Peter's schoolroom, the Rev. Joel J. Davies presiding, presentations were made to Driver J. Jenkins, 0. S. I Howel Roberts, and Pte. R. W. Thom- son, by the vicar, Messrs. J. E. Lewis and W. H. Howell, secretary to the ( S. and S. Welfare Association, respec- j tively. The following items were con- 1 tributed to the programme: Piano- forte solo, Master Tony Powell; solo, Mr. Geo. Stedman; recitation, Miss Marjorie Mills; solo, Mrs. J. Williams; solo, Miss Lena Bruen; recitation, Miss Marjorie Mills; solo, Miss Sarah Stedman; solo, Mrs. J. Williams. At Rhydyfro on Sunday evening a presentation was made to Pte. D. Wil- liams, of the Lanes. Fus., and Pte. J. Davies, Dublin Fus. Mr. J. R. Price N lr. J. R. Price presided, and the presentations were made by Messrs. Thos. Jones and Dd. Davies. At Tabernacle on Sunday, the Rev. H. Seiriol Williams presented Signaller A. G. Rees, of the R.N.R.R. The death took place on Thursday of Mr Joe Powell, at Derwen-road, Alltwen. Deoeased was well-known in the locality, and was the husband of Mme. Frances Morgan-Powell, the well known singer. On Thursday and Saturday of next week the Pontardawe Operatic Socie- ty, under Mr D. J. Rees, F.R.C.O., will perform the well-known opera "Maritana." It is stated that the con- cert will be one of the best of its kind ever held at Pontardawe, and we feel sure Pontardawe people will avail themselves of this opportunity to en- joy a musical treat.

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