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ABERCYNON. JAY'S furniture is worth placing in your best rooms. MASS MEETING. On Sunday after- noon a mass meeting, under the auspices of the Abercynon Lodge of the South Wales Miners" Federation was held at the Workmen's Hall under the presi- dency of Guardian W. C. Dyer. Mr. John Rees Morgan gave a report of the special District Meeting. A resolution in favour of a one day Whitsun holiday was passed. MILITARY. On Saturday night Private T. H. Thomas, Martins' Terrace, came home for a week's furlough from the firing line in France. Private Thomas belongs to the Mechanical 'Transport Corps. He is in the best of health.—On Friday Evan Price Mor- gan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Garth Hall Dairy, left for Woolwich, where he will be stationed with the Army Veterinary Corps. GIFTS TO SOLDIERS. — Last week Tabernacle C.M. Church made a collection towards sending gifts to mem- bers of the church who had joined the colours, and on Wednesday evening parcels were packed and posted to them. The work was done by Mrs. D. J. Price, Mrs. Fenwick, Guardian; Mrs. John Jones, Misses Polly Morgan, Hylene May Price, Katie Humphreys, and Mary Hannah Brown. The secre- tary was Miss James, assisted by Miss L. Rowlands. CERTIFICATES. On Friday night at the Co-operative (Abercynon Branch) Committee Rooms the successful candi- dates in the recent examination of the Co-op. Education Committee were pre- sented with certificates by Coun. Charles Maddox, who also gave an address. Guardian Dyer spoke on the benefit derived from the study of Co-operation. Mr. D. J. Edwards, Ynysybwl, chair- man of the Education Committee, also spoke. Mr. T. Jarman proposed, and Mr. A. Morgan, secretary, seconded a vote of thanks to the speakers. PROMOTION. Private Richard Davies, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Davies, 7 Ann Street, belonging to the Machine-Gun Corps, has been promoted to Lance-Corporal for bravery on the battle-field. ISs* has only just attained the age of 19. He witnessed rough times in the war zone last week, when his "little lot" made an advance to the very thick of the fight and had great difficulty to get back to safety. How- ever, they managed to dodge the Ger- mans, and during the retreat Davies risked to bring a gun out of action on a pack-mule. Last week his elder brother, Driver John Davies, of the R.F.A., stationed at Brighton, came home on furlough.

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