Will Fight Coal Companies

July 28, 1906


“Stirred to action,” merchants, miners, and professionals form a league for landowners to “put up a legal fight.”


Will Fight Coal Companies
Prospect of Losing Their Homes Stirs Property Owners to Action
Centralia. Pa., July 25.-- Stirred to action by the prospect that their homes are likely to be swallowed by the Centralia mines of the Lehigh Valley Coal company, more than 50 merchants, miners and professional men met in the council chambers here and formed a property owner's’ protective league. It was unanimously decided that those present, with as many more landowners as can be induced to join will put up a legal fight against the robbing of mine pillars supporting the surface. The entire anthracite region will be asked to join in the movement. The lehigh company claims the right to remove these supports on notifying the surface owners, who paid the coal company for the land, to move.
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