Emigration from the Cleator Mining District seems to have almost  stopped.
Poor people experience the greatest difficulty in obtaining the needful  for it,
whilst those a bit better off are content to stay in their own country  and
put up with the inconveniences  of bad trade.

Knots of men continue to find street corners a fitting place for  discussion
of the question of their forced idleness. Employers of labour, large  and
small, are practicing economy in its strictest form to allow of a small  margin of

 Mine owners hardly seem disposed to sign contracts for the purchase  of iron
ore produce over lengthened periods, and the price remains about the  same -
10s 6d per ton at works.

 There is a deal of poverty in the district at the present time, and  various
devices are being resorted to to get a living.