OLD FORGE NOW HAS 2000 MEN AND BOYS OUT OF EMPLOYMENT
DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN
The destruction of the Sibley Breaker by Saturday forenoon leaves leaves the Old Forge Borough in the lurch for employment for men and boys who work in and around the mines.
Jermyn & Co. two collieries have been idle for 6 months. A strike of the employees and stubborn resistance on the part of Joseph Jermyn against a settlement has left about 1,400 hands without anything to do, except in so far as odd ones go here and there for a job, rather than be idle. There were 600 or 700 employed at the Sibley making over 2000 out of work at the three places.
cloud has a silver lining, and it is said to be gloomiest before the dawn. The
ray of sunshine looked for is the purchase of the two Jermyn collieries by the
FROM: the Scranton Library, Filmstrip, Scranton Times,
By, Carl Orechovsky.