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THREATENED STHIKK A MONO THE COLLIERS. We art; sorry to hear that this district is likely to be again visited with those bitter- nesses and miseries which are inseparable from a great strike. The colliers are now moving against the system under which they have long fretted, that of compelling them to raise 24 cwt. as a ton, instead of the legitimate quantity. They are about to demand that a ton piecework shall mean a ton proper of 20 éwt. and no more, and that the day men" (those who work by the week) shall not be re- quired to work more than eight hours a day. Meetihgs are being held in the pits, and yes- terday (Thursday) delegates were sent to Pontypridd to confer on the subject. There is a rumour that the soldiery are to bo sent up from Newport to awe down the swelling spirit of discontent; but to that we do not attach the slightest belief, a3 matters have not arrived at such a state as to call for so extreme and irritating a measure. We should be sorry to hasten on the rup- ture between masters and men and strongly advise the latter to pause and reflect a to whether there are not other means of obtain- ing, with a little more time, their objects, iu- stead of in vol Ting their families in the hor- rors of protracted starvation by plunging into another of those struggles from out of which the masters generally come victorious. But we claim for colliers, or any other body of men, perfect right to discuss their grievances and to endeavour to gain the assistance of the Legislature, without any galling hints of the presence of the military. It is undeniable that those who hourly risk their lives to pro- cure our comforts are subjected to many in- justices, and that they have reason to complain of the tardy measures taken by Parliament and of shameful evasions of the Acts that do get passed for their benefit. It is time that more earnest, more searching inquiry was made as respects their grounds of heartburning; aad it is to that means of help that their efforts should be directed. Let their cry for fair play be strong and persistent in the ears of the na- tion, and it must win sympathy, and sympa- thy will lead to redress. Strikes are like edged tools, nasty things to meddle with.

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