Issue 6 and Volume 1893 13.

WELL DRILLING NOTES The Chicago, Rock Island and Texas Railroad Company is sinking an artesian well in Bowie, Tex. Flowing artesian wells being so cheap, Pecos, Tex., is dotted with them, the number now being about thirty-five. The deepest is about 270 feet and the shallowest ninety-two feet deep. A five-inch well will flow 600,000 gallons of water per day. The cost of these wells ranges, according to size, from $300 to $500. The artesian well prospect in Waxahachie, Tex., has collapsed. Contractor Fowler has decided that there is no prospect of obtaining a flowing well, and has quit the job at a depth of t.700 feet. Ue-savs there is an inexhaus-ible quantity of water there, but not sufficient to flow out. ft is understi od that the city council will have a pump and windmill erected so as to get water if possible, Mr. Fowler says the scheme is…

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