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ABEBOftftVE MD COLSM. I < I There are at present in this country, about 1,500.000 Belgian refugees de- pendent upon charity, and a sum of L218,750 per week or 5d. per head per day is required to meet their needs. We are pleased to note that Abercrave has not been backward in giving sup- port to this worthy cause, the local churches having given jE198 8s. lid. up to December 13th from January 1st, 1915. This is a noteworthy effort and deHerves praise. Two soldiers have been home from the front during the last few days, viz. Pte. Isaac Griffiths, Nantcae'refail, who was home for a few days, and Driver Pharaoh, who had been dis- charged, having been severely wound- ed. Concerts in their honour have been held at the Church Hall, when substan- ial sums realized were presented to them. Aid. M. W. Morgan, left the district a, day or two before Christmas for Liverpool, and journeyed hence on the 8S Sapelle for the Canary Islands. It is to be hoped that he escaped the storm on December 27th, and that he arrived safely at his destination. Many friends and readers of the Llais would like to hear of his experiences. A very pretty wedding was recently I solemnised at. Abercrave, when Mr R. Davies and Miss Naomi Ford were married. The bride, who was a teacher at Abercrave schools, was well known in the district, and the happy couple have the best wishes of a host of friends. PENYCAE SOLDIER AND LOCAL RECOGNITION. To the Editor. Sir,âYour readers have no doubt by this time read General Sir Ian Hamil- ton's dispatch on the fighting in Anzac and SuvIa. Bay. Amongst those who took part in those daring exploits was Private Edgar Griffiths, of the Gloucester Regi- ment, whose home is at Abercrave. Pte. Griffiths was severely wounded, and has been in hospital for many weeks. He was home for ten days' sick leave at Christ- matime and returned to duty on the 31st December. During his stay here he gave a vivid account of the severe fighting in which his regiment was engaged, and the appalling death-roll which resulted, the Glosters being almost completely wiped out. When one reads General Hamilton's report and compares it with the account given by Pte. Griffiths. we can imagine the horrors and privations whi-h he and his brave comrades suf- fered. jj I understand that a committee has been appointed to arrange for the hold- ing of benefit concerts at Abercrave for all soldiers returning home from the front, and in several instances this has j been done, but Pte. Griffiths was net accorded this honour prior- to his return- ing to the front. Surely a man w ho had been through the bitter experience of Suvla Bay deserved some recognition, and it does not resound to the credit of those responsible that he was allowed to return unrecognised. May I suggest to the committee that they forthwith hold a concert and hand the proceeds to Pte. Griffiths' wife and four little ones.â Yours, etc., Penvcae. PATRIOT.

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WOUNDED OFFICERS IN DICTATION.

THE SUPPRESSED LABOUR PAPER.I

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WIT AND HUMOUR

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