Virginian in 1912--Two items

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
February 27, 1912

While Sinking a Well at Gardner Drill Cut Through Vein Eight Feet Thick
A few days ago while workmen were engaged in drilling a well for Hugh Danielly, at Gardner, four mile north of this place, at a depth of thirty-two feet the drill struck a vein of hard coal, according to reports reaching Princeton. The vein proves to be of the thickness of eight feet and much excitement over the discovery has taken place at Gardner. It has not yet, however, been determined whether the vein is merely a "pocket" or is a large strata of considerable acreage. Should it prove the latter, there will be something doing at Gardner and Princeton in the coal mining business. Gardner is on the railroad built by the Bluestone Land and Lumber Co., and is two miles from the Virginian at Gardner's Junction.
Mail Boxes at Depot
Uncle Sam has ordered placed at the Virginian depot two mail boxes for the reception of mail. One box will be devoted entirely to the mail going west and the other to the eastern mail. This will be a great convenience to all parties in east Princeton having late letters to mail after the mail closes at the local office. The mail will be gathered from the boxes by the mail clerks on the trains.
Gordon Hamilton
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