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Hunting For Coal: Manchester Citizens May Drill for It

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Parent Issue
Day
21
Month
April
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

Charles Kreiter, in putting dowíi n drive well for J. Fred Schiablp, ;.t Mancüester, struck ao unknown niuieral substance. This is believed to be the same that caused considerable excitemeiit in the village some years ago. Many citizens believe that if an organized effdrt was made to make a systcmatic exploration soinetbing would be fonnd of great valúe. To do fchis mouey would have to be raised aud a driller hired. There are citizens who have clairned that it is possible that the coal basin of Jackson axtends into Washtenaw county. An examinatiou of Prof. Winchell's geological map of Michigan, gives color to these views. It would be a source of satisfaction for every one to have the qnestion settled. The outeome might resnlt in helping developing the village. If coal were fouucl it would induce the location of mannfacturers. To drill to a depth of 2,500 fet tbe sum of $5,000 wonld have to be raised.