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——————————* Maboq's Day. TilE DEMONSTRATION AT PONTYPRIDD Aider"lan Morgan Rails at Mabon." presented quite an holiday ap* ^arailce on Monday. Crowds of colliers and ^hers from surrounding districts poured into town, with the evident object of taking part demonstration and mass meeting an- [ ^Unced to be held on the Common. About 'i from the vicinity of the Park Hotel, a beaded by Alderman D. Morgan, and Messrs P. D. Rees, Aberaman; tre n ^av'es> Hirwain; and Ben Davies, Pen- Wended its way to the Rocking Stone, where J j thousands were soon gathered, and Mr W'lr Ynysybwl, presided. Mr Edwin 1 ianris, 0f the Great Western Collieries was ^■president. Vr <irp, -oses Severn moved the first resolution: We' m*ners Pontypridd and the full Illn" co'l'eries, beg to acknowledge grate D *r^e 6er"ces rendered to us by Aldeman a 0rgan during the late memorable lock-cut, Hi rl ^en^er him our warmest sympathy er the cruel and, in our estimation, unjust ^crsecuti0n which he has suffered, and to give 111 Our best welcome to our midst vo carry cn fight of right against might, assuring bini of OUr utmost trust and confidence in his ability, onesty, ana integrity, and that he be hence- forth known as David Morgan, the hero an-! ^ftyr of 1898." This was seconded by Mr Ll. Lewis, of Yny&y ^'1, and supported by Mr John Davies, who glared that the workmen had not been crushed the employers during the recent strike, and ^Ularly added that they were still very much Ii"e. They were preparing to establish what 5 hoped would be a gigantic organisation, that cause their employers to fear them, and ^ed the workmen to give it the necessary ^t^cial support. If they had possessed a ^0,1g fund before the strike began it would not occurred. The employers never dreamt ttey cou^ have stood out for 22 weeks, SIr W. T. Lewis had since expressed a hope Jiis .SUch a strike would not again occur during Aif^6' (Laughter). ^uriti rgan> who was repeaetdly appl a ided th^ j8 course of his address, remarked that ibe spoke upon that stone was 30 sa^ the sympathy of hia fellow tin of Was more to him than the whole capi- Wales employers. He was as- *^°QEI1 <?at 801116 of the members of the Pro- ^hat ^mittee were under the impression or insinuated in his speech ^Ploygjg they had been bought by the 0f .111 the last settlement. He never lntt'nded to make, such an insi-.ffiua- %ttlerftellt e would say that those who made the llad v 1Snt ought to be ashamed of what t told 611 done. (Applause). They had been f ihry c°rrectly, too, that the battle which Vtk fought, was the grandest of the nine- in ^Itury, but the end of the fight—and cto ery sense of the word it was a deserving Vp6 to the men—was darkened by a cloud. men responsible for the settlement f J* been made? ("No!") Did they have j Ce in that settlement at all? (Renewed j "No.") Well, that was a feeble "no," j only from one-fourth of the meeting. f cPiui0 6 *° tate ^at as a representation of their j voi0fi8,'( ^lOU(^ an(* general cries of "No," and were soW-") He would'nt say that J V keen sold, but if sold, they were sold jl lhing. ("Shame.") The men had been 0 *<>1^ tiie Pifc of slavery in which they now- r ^'ing etnselves- He knew well that he was ■f ltnporiant matters, but whatever j ari(j *«sult—he had suffered impristn- ? ^bour he r&^er than give way in the right of f ^lison ( be prepared to go back to ^at ^Vas^'ailSo)—he would tell the truth. f ^ohn j, th« truth? Mr P. D. Rees and Mr ^dinCT ^new that nearly the whole of the if ^mmittee members were against f lee to terminate the Sliding Scale tellig ent, and the employers knew it. That 1 ?' employers at the time came to the hrillg 11 that Mabon and his party would 41(l t he worknwn round to make what they 3^' a ^a'r settlement. True, tlie work- ei*e against that, but they made up their ("^v f art<' said, "Let us bleed the workmen." it!") Let us put a dagger in i t}¡ as it were, by starvation, and wait for > bleed until they are week enough, and it they will run into Mabon's hand, and we f ^Qirig to 'have fi victory." He knew he was V upon a delicate question, but justice t have its way. Every word he said was "lid be trusted that the Almighty would !f c°mpletely the old Pharaoh of Aberdare Ac • T. Lewis) and bring him to his senses. ft o" Certain meeting Mabon told them that the Vt employers' £ 350,000 was exhausted fri men were gaining in ammunition f'^ht before the termination of the dispute day, and afterwards turned round and !ib.teQ that it would be better to give up tho ? ad they, asked the speaker, ever hearj • ltD it eer of an army advising his men to give f y*^ilst they saw victory before them? ( No, f and cries of "Shame.") This, however, f ;n ihe i^t fight, and Maben, who had f in the settlement, ought to be ashamed h i was done. They had been led into the the or slavery; or if they were not in the pit Were on the path which led to slavery, ^"•te right.) The Sliding Scale had been in such a manner that it deserved to billed and buried, and to rise no more until day of the Millenium, when there would be ?? Necessity for it. (Cheers). If Mabon had "s >ay the money of the workmen would again kept in the offices. He must say that he had Qu*id so many deceptions in Mabon that what- H^er he now said toe did not believe one half. 8 might be considered hard, but he main- ^"led that what he said was the truth. If the ^Plovers succeed once again m keeping the in the offices they would turn to the 'tb ll1en and say, "Now we have got you," and »o»« put tl» rope of slavery nmd lhe„, ^»1 they »ould not dare to «»'. «»? 'h6 of themselves »nd the.. "ken the Permanent Pnnd was started he (the I ker) told Mr Dalziel that the society would e away the liberty of the men, and would tltnately destroy all the friendly societies. Well. Mr -Moi-L,aii," was the reply, "that is the Object." (Shame). The'Sliding Scale meant > and the same thing, and although he had a Sliding Scalite for many years, yet he Wl gggjj its deception, and advised the wor 111611 not to go further that way because it *°uld lffia them to slavery. Some of them !night like to know how he was going to get tbem out? His reply was, "I will get you out soon as I can." (Applause). He did not [>dge himself tetany one moment, but directly t could see his way clear he would act. The Westion was, "What was to be the instrument?' n was in favour of one grand union on Trades' tnion nrincii>los, and if anyone refused to join, he was favourable to compulsion being brought about. Let them form in one grand union in South Wales, and then join the Federation of Great Britain. It was then proposed by Mr Fleming, of the Great Western colliery, "That this assembly thoroughly endorses the action of our leaders in propagating an efficient union, based on Trades' Union principles, amongst the miners of South Wales, with a view of amal- gamation as soon as possible with the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, and we recom- mend to the miners of South Wales the adivsa- bility of electing the officers and executive of the new Trades' Union organisation by a ballot vote taken amongst all the members of the new organisation." The motion having been seconded by Mr Ed- win Williams, and supported by Mr Ben Davies and Mr P. D. Rees, was carried.

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