Issue 17 and Volume 1893 13.

FIRE AND WATER CONGRESS, at its last session, passed an appropriation for sinking artesian wells at several of the Sioux agencies, Pine Ridge among the rest. Work on the well at the latter agency will be commenced shortly, and will be watched with interest by the people in northwestern Nebraska. This will be the first attempt to sink an artesian well at a point so far west, and if it is successful scores of other wells will be put down in various portions of northwestern Nebraska. The town of Rushville, directly south of Pine Ridge agency, in northern Nebraska, will be among the first to sink a well, the authorities there having decided that if the Pine Ridge well is successful they will at once begin sinking a well in the town. This example will be followed by other towns in that section, as well as by some of the…

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