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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.
There is no finer war song in the whole world, thinks Mr. Lloyd George, than "The March of the Men of Harlech." Gladstone also thought it the grandest of all military airs.
W. A. WILLIAMS, Phrenologist, I can be oonsuf\xl daily at the Victoria I r'ado (n*.i;t» Market), Swansea
DULAIS VALLEY- I At the Palace last Thursday even- ing, a successful presentation meeting was held, Sergt. I Grist being the proud recipient. He was home on leave from France, where he had been I wounded and "gassed," and has since gone to Glasgow for special treatment. During the evening songs and recita- tions were rendered by local artistes. Miss Hodge presented the medal, and Councillor Prosser, the popular mem- ber of of the N.R.D.C., occupied the chair. The Ratcliffe family, of the Garden City, have a record that it can justly feel proud ûf, for no fewer than seven of the members of the family are in the service of the King and country. They are stationed as followsPte. E Ratcliffe, father, is with the Rifle Brigade at Seaford, Sussex; Pte. J. Ratcliffe, son, Brecknocks, India; Pte J. C. Ratcliffe, son. Royal Naval Di- vision, sailed for the East Indies, on January 18tli; Driver Morgan Death, R.F.A., son-in-law, in France with the B.E.F. Sergt. 1. Grist, brother-in-law, lately returned from the front; G. Grist, brother-in-law, Canadian Navy; G. Storeystreet, brother-in-law, Canad- ian Scottish. Truly a record to be proud of. We regret to record the death of Mrs. Hannah Davies, 28, wife of Mot. D. Davies, D#lwar, who died last Sun- day afternoon during confinement. The burial took place on Thursday at Caersalem Newydd, Swansea. j Driver Frank Wauniaoott was home on leave from Fort- Southwick, Hants, last week, looking very well. The Rev. —Williams, AbergwynJi, occupied the pulpit on Sunday, at Zoar, and preached very enjoyable sermons. At Seven Sisters Colliery on Wed- nesday morning last, Mr George Peth- ran, whilst following his occupation had the misfortune to be injured in the back by a piece of falling stone. We understand that he-was not serious ly hurt. A general meeting was held at the National Schools, Crynant, to oonsider ways and means of obtaining funds with which to recognise the services of soldiers returning from the front. C.C. Daniel Daniel occupied the chair, and was supported by Capt. Edwards, who recently returned from the front wounded. After some discussion it was decided to form a committee of seventeen to deal with the matter, five of whom were to belong to the Foot- ball Club and Drawing Committee. The following were appointed members of the committee:— Revs. D. Jones, Salem; J. Morgan, Bethania; U. Phillips, B.A., Godre Rhos and Saron; Daniel Morgan, Curate; C.C. Daniel Daniel, Messrs. J James, Check; D. Hughes, Roderick Evans, Geo. Cadogan, T. Thomas. J. James. Bronallt.; J. R. Hughes, M.E. Football and Drawing Committee: Morgan Morgan. Meredith Davies, A. Jones, D. Llewelyn, W. Williams. It was decided after some discussion that the meeting should leave matters in the hand of the committee named above. On Monday night, the above com- mittee met, the attendance being fair- ly representative. Mr M. Morgan was elected to the chair, and Mr D. Llewelyn appointed secretary pro. tem. After discussion it was eventually de- cided to try and obtain the co-opera- tion of the Salem and also the General Sewing Classes in order to go into the matter unitedly. We are pleased to be able to state that at Resolven eisteddfod last Saturday, two Crynant people were euocassful. Miss Sarah Blodwen Evans winning the contralto solo with "Be genyf Fam a Thad," and Creunantydd being successful with his englyn. An innovation was tried at Saron last Sunday evening. The Rev. U. Phillips had taken as his text, "He was despised," and Miss Sarah Blodwen Davies, the popular local contralto sang the song of that name. It proved to be a great success, and was greatly enjoyed by a large congregation. We are glad to be able to report that Miss Gladys Davies, who recentl-v underwent an operation at Swansea hospital, is progressing favourably. Also that Major Edwards is well enough to be about again. Mr J. A. Jones the popular local butcher, who for the last week has been indisposed, is again attending to his business. On Sunday last the election of deacons was an event of some import- 1 ance at Saron, the following were elected:—Messrs. W. Davies (Station- master) Wm. Morgan, Evan Evans, Roderick* Evans, D. Price, D. Lewis, Brongar; D. M. Morgan, Thos. Hop- kins. We are glad to be able to say that they were selected by unanimous wish of the members. The newly elected members of the Dulais Valley Water Committee at- tended the audit of the N.R.D.C. held at the Council Offices, Neath, on Tues- day last. It was rumoured that in- teresting developments will shortly take place. The audit of the Seven Sisters Co- operative Stores took place last Tues- day at the stores with satisfactory re- sults, the books being found to be in excellent condition. Full details will be published in our next issue. The quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 1st, at the Reading Rooms, Seven Sisters. This quarter's enrolment of new members, is, it seems a record one, a testimony to the efficiency of the branch's manager, Mr J. W. Davies. Mr and Mrs. Macdonald, Bronwvdd terrace, Seven Sisters, wish to thank all friends for their kind sympathy at the time of their recent bereavement. A very interesting letter came to hand last week (too late for publica- tion) from "Carver," who as our readers know is with the R.A.M.C. in Cardiff. He says, "We are hard at work again, after a few days' leave. Three hundred wounded soldiers ar- rived here last Monday from the Dar- danelles, and we are preparing for an- other 240, who are expected to-day, making 540 for the week. It makes us realise the seriousness of the war, to see these poor fellows coming home like this. Among the first 300 are D. P. Jones (known as David Peters) from Onlhvyn, and J. Jenkins from Cilfrew, well known in Nantycafan Colliery. These two have been spared, while many of their eomrades have given their lives, and I am glad to say both are getting on well, and will soon be able to leave the hospital. I am sure the Valley will give them a hearty welcome when they are well enough to return. I am glad to hear of the good re- ception the boys from the trenches are getting in the little Valley. S am not jealous of their fine medals, for they deserve the best the world can give them. The boys from the trenches are tired of reading in the papers all these squabbles about compulsion and con- scription, and they have go5 the idea that those at home are only out to make money, and fill their cash books. If they could be here for a while they would realise that all the strength and power they can give is needed to finish this war, and that the best thing they can do is to accept one bob a day to fight for the honour and freedom* of the future generation^ We note that the Blaendulais Co- operative Stores are advertising else- where in our columns fbr- a young 1&4,v assistant.
I NODION YM&OM CWM DULAIS. At Olygydd '"Llais Llafur. Syr.—Yn y nodiion uchod yr wythnos ddiweddaJ, hysbysir darllenwyr y "Llais" fod un o wragedd da y Cry- nant wedi gwrthod basnetf 0 dwr i filwT blinedig ar ei daith adref o'r ffrynt, ac w«d £ colli'r tren o Gastell- nedd. Mae ach oo i bob a theg a'r w-raig, yr ardal, a'r eyhoedd yw mynegu'r gwirionedd am yr helynt di- flaa hwn. Yr oedd yn hwyr o'r nos, .a'r wraig wedi myned i orphwys tipyn, hyd nes deuai'i gwr adref o'r gwaith, gan mar gweithio tyrn prydnawn oedd. Llosgai'r lamp yn araf, wedi tynu'r fflam i lawr; y drws heb ei gloi, rhag- or na'i fod ar y latch. Yr oedd rhai o'r plant bach yn dost, a'r wraig wedi colli llav.'ei- o'i chysgu gyda hwy, fel y mae gofal mam am ei phlant. Di- 'I hunwydi y wraig gan lais dieithr iddi ar waelod y grisiau yn gofyn am fasned o ddwr. Dychrynodd gymaint. fel nas gallodd roi yr un atebiad i'r cais. Rhuthrodd i'r ffenestr, a phan agorodd hi, gwelodd ddau ddyn a adwaenai yn sefyll gerllaw, a galwodd hwy ar un- I waith, fod rhywun yn y ty. Aeth un, end er archwilio y ty yn Ilwyr, meth- wyd a dyfod o hyd i neb, na dim wedi ei gymeryd oddi yno. Gwelodd y ddau wr hyn ddyn yn myned i fewn, ond ni welsont ef yn dyfod allan. Hyd nes gweled y "Llais" diweddaf, nid oedd gan y wmig ddychymyg pwy oedd wedi bod yno, na pheth oedd ei alwed- igaeth. Gresyn na fuasai y milwr wedi aros yn lie oofnu, a pheri hen stori ddrwg. Cawsai feHy dori ei syched, a lleddfu ei newyn, gyda croesaw mawr. Da iawn gan bobun yma i'r milwr lwyddo yn ei ymgais yn nes yn mlaen, a chael y fath groesaw. Pwy all fod yn gas i filwr y dyddiau hyn? Ond, pe buasai wedi dal ei dir, ni buasai rhaid iddo dori ei ddirwest- iaeth ar un cyfrif. "Mwya'i fai, parota i feio." Eiddoina'r wraig a ddychrynwyd gymaint, bob llwyddiant i'r milwr hwn, a dymuna o waelod ei chalon y caiff eto ddychwelyd o faes y gwaed yn fyw a diarcholl, ac y caiff y fraint o ysgwyd Haw ag ef yn llawen, er oof am y tro lledchwith hwn. Pob parch j'ch gohebydd. hefyd. Cafodd yntau ei gamarwain yn ddios. gan fod I. celwydd yn gynt ei draed na gwir- ionedd. Yr eiddoch yn gywir, j CREUNANTYDD.
BRADFORD and MANCHESTER WAREHOUSE COMPANY, 12 GOWER STREET SWANSEA (Opposite Mount Pleasant Chapel) The Bargain Warehouse of South Wales. GOOD SELECTION OF SERGES FROM is.9d. to 7-s^9d per yd. TAILORS AND DRESSMAKERS, LININGS AND TRIMMINGS A SPECIALITY AT WHOLESALE PRICES. NAVY SERGE SUITABLE FOR BOYS' SUTTS OR ANYTHING FOR BARD WEAR, 54in. WIDE, 2s-9d. per yard. ORDERS BY POST RECEIVE SPECIAL AND PROMPT The WINTER SALE At the Old Established House of W. DAVIES & Co. Victoria Buildings, PONTARDAWE, IS always an occasion for thrifty and economical Buying, A but never so much so as during: this exceptional time of rising prices. Without making Sensational Assertions,, we desire to assure our Ramerous patrons and the pubfic generally, that this opportunity to make money-saving purchases is one which ought to be seized. For the prices af Goods are going tip, and it is therefore True Economy to buy for the future as well as for present needs. — The following are a Few, of the: Lines in which Real Bargains are to be found :— Ladies* Nap Tweed and Fur Coats,- These got at considerable reductions. Furs for less than Importers pay. Marvellous Belt and Umbrella Values. Blouse and Costume Prices which will astonish. Kecord Values in Household Linens. Men's, Youths' and Boys' Overcoats, which must be cleared to give room for Spring Clothing. Men's Shirts, Hats. Ties, Mufflers,-regardlesa of cost. The Sale is Now in Full Swing, Don't 7Miss It! Victoria Buildings, Pontardawe.