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Warningto Welsh Colliers STRONG SPEECH BY MABON. During the last couple of months hundreds of miners have left various districts of South Wales, and especially from the Rhondda Valleys, for the United States, and at Monday's meeting at Porth of the Rhondda district of theFedera- tion, Mr W. Abraham, M.P. (Mabon), directed attention to the matter, and miners generally will doubtless seriously consider tbe warning he gave. Mabon said the delegates had probably seen advertisements which appea.red in the Press lately asking for men to go to America. He had copies of three, which read as follow — Miners.—3,000 good, practical colliery workmen, coal hewers, timber men, engineers, hauliers, etc., for America wages, 16s to 25s per day." Miners earn £20 to £35 per month good home in beautiful new town in America call and see full particulars." Miners.—Good prospects for miners in Pennsylvania wages, loaders, 80 to 120dollars machine cutters, 116 dollars montbly." On Sunday he received the following cablegram, which was sent from Indianapolis on Saturday morning :— Indianapolis, Ind.—To William Abraham, Ton Pentre, Rhondda Valley, Glam., England. Welsh miners being deceived by advertisements for miners at Ellsworth, Pennsylvania; state- ments in advertisement false; Government officials investigating probability that miners who have come may be deported; warn miners. Letter following. This cablegram was signed by Mr W. B. Wilson, national secretary and treasurer of the United Aline Workers of America. The matter appeared so important to him that he (Mabon) had since put himself in communi cation with people who, be thought, might know something about it. A large number of miners had gone to America from tbe Valley, and a big batch of men had been lured away almost from his (Mabon'^) own door. lIe was astounded at this, because it should be well known that since he had 1 can in America he was in close communication with the miners' leaders there, and would be the first to know if men were wanted there. He bad discovered that the men had been gone for some weeks, and it was after they had landed that miners' officials there found thev had been enticed from home under false pietences. He was sorry to have to believe this. The emigrants had to pay their own passage to New York, and each one had a closed letter, which he had to give to a certain person, who would meet them in New York. If anyone were to ask them whether tbey were engaged they I to say "No." They were to tell everybody that they,were going to America as tourists. (Laugh- ter.) He regretted that anybody in South Wales should lend himself to such deception. They would see from tbe cablegram that the Govern. ment officials in America. were investigating this I matter, and the probability was that the men would be sent back as, bad pennies. He would not I wonder if by and by they found that these men had been induced to go to America as blacklegs. He did not know tbat was so, but he had his suspicions. To the ciedit of the men who had gone, it should be said that everyone bad fully squared up his Federation card. This, then, was the position of the Welsh miners who had been lured away, and he now wished to warn the miners—for it was his duty to do so—not to go, for a time at any rate, to America.. A letter was to follow from America, bat he wanted the delegates' permission to send a cablegram back to the officials to say that these miners had been induced to leave under false pretences, and that they should deal merci- fully with them, knowing that they were Union men, who would not have left had they known the position. A delegate remarked that a number of miners were leaving from the districts of Gelli, Ton, and Pentre this week. The Vice-Chairman said that Mabon had ren- dered a good service by calling attention to this matter, and hoped that his speech would prevent any further exodus of the men. (Hear, hear.) A number of men were abou, leaving from the Rhondda Fach this week, and be regretted to say that news had beeu received from some of the miners who had left stating that if they bad the means to pay their passage they would readily return home. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded Mabon for his speech. In the American Press a glowing account is Riven of Ellsworth, the phce named in the cablegram to Mabon. The town, founded by Mr James W. Ellsworth, New York, is spoken of as the model settlement of Western Pennsyl- vania." There are, it is said, four mines operated by the Ellsworth Coal Company, and five addi- tional shafts are to be put down in a short time. A scheme which would give ideal conditions of life to the workers is described, and employees are said to have come from England, Scotland, and Wales, and they are sending back to their Iriends glowing accounts of their condition and the opportunities for making money." We are told that three mouths ago 1,100 men were em- ployed, 750 being in the mines. The statement is also made that the company runs all of its works non-Union. The company aims to treat its men so well that there will be no desire on the part of the men to have a Union other than that union which is co-extensive with the company's interests and their own."

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