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WELL DRILLING NOTES.

Issue 17 and Volume 1892 12.

WELL DRILLING NOTES. Heppener (Ore.) citizens are rejoicing in the success of an artesian well for city water supply. A test was made with a six-inch pump with a capacity of 250,000 gallons per day. The pump was started at a 72,000-gallon-a-day rate and then increased to 144,000 gallons, and at last to 216,000 gallons, and the well stood the test, to the surprise of many doubtful persons. Andrew Jarrett, South Denver, Ill., has had two drive wells sunk and failed to get water in either after going some 250 feet. A church-shaped structure in rough boards with a spire about eighty feet high, at the corner of Second avenue and Main street, Grinnell, la., just now attracts attention. It is not a church, however, for the spire is the enclosed derrick of Miller & Co.’s artesian well boring plant. The boiler is looked for every day, when the twenty-four…

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