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MOUNTAIN ASH. OPEN-AIK MEERINA OF COLLIERS. â A large meeting of colliers and others connected with the collieries in this district was hdl o.i Monday evening, in the op n air, at the Ne* Inu-sq tare, Mr Pn llip Rees in th- chair. T ie injetin^ wis chiefly call d to discuss the ainsudments intro- duced by the Select Committed of the House of Commons into the Masters and Servants' Wages Bill. Mr David Morgan, who had been on the Executive COiUnittee of the Association of Min- ers, held on the 17th inst. at Manchester, entered at some length into the truck system, with its evils and mentioned the abundant evidence given before the Commissioners, at Cardiff, of its I deteriorating influences on the working man, without mentioning the egregious wrong done him, by compelling him to take highly- charged provisions in lieu of his hard-earned money. Tae speaker said that, though the truck system had never been introduced into this dis- trict, yet they ought to assist those who suffered from its effects to get this nefarious system abol- ished for ever, and to press Parliament to pass Mr Bruce's Bill in its entirety Mr Bruce's Bill, as was introduced into the House of Commons, was a just aud honest measure but if Parliament were to sanctio i the amendments proposed by the Select Committee, it would make its operations worse than futile. The working men required weekly payments, and, indeed, he (the speaker) should very much like to have daily payments, or even to see the collier paid for cutting his tram of coal when it left the stall. But in the Bill as amended no less than twenty stoppages had been introduced iuto it. Several speakers hiving spoken in the same strain, the resolution agreed to at the executive committee was submitted to the meeting, and carried with acclamation. The followillg is the resolution: â" Th .t this executive, while highly approving of the Masters and Ser- vants' VVages Bill, as introduced iuto Parliament by her Majesty's Government, enter its so- lemn protest against and condemnation of the Bill as mutilated by the Select Committee lo whom it was referred, aud feels thoroughly convinced that the said professed amendments are calculated, if adopted by the House to legalize truck in its worst form, and therefore hopes Parliament will refuse to adopt the Bill as soamenl d. Ttie executive furtiur pled^ js i t- self to d > all in its power to resist the mjasure until the same be re-amended, so as to make wa £ es payaule and paid Weekly without alY de- ductions being made therefrom far any purposes whatever, believing it to be a duty to assist in raising a stern opposition to the Bill as amended by the said select committee." The foreg>ing re- solution is to be sent to the Ho n < Seeret try. [t was stated at the that ne trly all th > work- man in the Mountain Ash district hive joined tbe union, tha exception being those working above ground. Tney were earnestly urged to join with- out further delay either to enter the colliers' lodges or to form ne* lod^e for tiemselves. OD â¢*IIEW'S- DTIS stated that the coalpit partly sunk some years ago on AJr Thomas Charles's laud for the purpose of reaching the bituminous coal lying under ly'rarlwydd farm, has been purchased by Mr Fothergill. Many parties have before bought the coal, but, for the want of suffi- cient funds, were obliged to abandon the enter- prise.

TESTIMONIALS AND TESTIMONIALS.

MAY 24TH, 1872.

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