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HAIL COLUMBIA! HAPPY LAND!! To the Editor of the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Times. Sir,—In your issue of August 1st I find a letter written by Mr John Bebb, of Amsterdam. N. Y. Now I do say it is wise to write such letters still, after six years' residence in the country, I will sa), from my own observations, and an extensive reading of newspapers and current literature, that there is more truth in what Mr Bebb says than in the remarks of one of your stuff. Speaking of the struggles endured by working people before attaining the consummatiom of bliss, think of the struggles of old country working- people, without having any hope of ever attaining- the said consummation, and there are scores of people (natives of Newtown), scattered throughout the States, living on the said consummation, who, if they had remained in Newtown, would, in all proba- bility, be living upou the ratepayers. America certainly has her poor, but taking Utica as a simple of th« whole, there is less money and pro- visions dietributed by our charity cleric in one montlk in Utica, with a population of 45,000. than is distri- buted by Mr Robert Lloyd in two weeks in Newtown with a. population of 7,000. The accumulation of a competency is of too com- mon an occurrence in the country for democrats to become autocrats. They simply become self-respect- ing citizens. Snobbishness is more of a British characteristic. To say that the naturalized Ameri- cans forget themselves in their treatment of green- horus is absurd. How do the greenhorns get here" Do they save enough out of their own handsome earnings to come ? Come, sir fairplay all round. The report of the American bureau of immigra- tion says that sixty per cent. of all the immigrants come on passes sent out to them by their friends al- ready here ten per cent. more have the money Bent over to buy them over there. And that is not all they do. They receive them into their homes, penniless as they often are, they put themselves to- trouble and inconvenience to get them work and credit in the stoie3. They deserve something better than a sneer from a place which has sent out so many pennyless immigrants. I have tried to think what are the comforts left behind which we do not possess here. As far as I can find out we have everything we did have and a great deal more (except the friends we left behind ua). I do not understand what is meant by freedom or wholesale restraint. People who keep the laws are free in England and America, and the United States detectives compare favourably with Scotland Yard in hunting down crime. Socialism has more freedom in England than America. They would not be allowed to use Central Park as they do Hyde Park, nor Madison Square as they do Trafalgar Square. The working classes here work a great deal harder, and live more conventional lives than your working people, and the immigrant has a great deal to contend with in the first two or three years, bat after being here five years you would not find many who would go back. I should like to enumerate some of the difficulties to be met with, advantages to be gained, comparison of prices, and also of work, for I do not want to persuade anyone that it is am Eldorado, but I fear it would take too much space. I ask you to i ublish this in justice to a great number of native Newtownians who have immigrated in the past forty years, and in their behalf I beg to sub- scribe myself, yours fraternally, (Mi6s) ELLEN EVANS. Utica, N.Y.

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