Artesian Wells as a Source of Water Supply.

Issue 13 and Volume 1893 14.

Artesian Wells as a Source of Water Supply. A gifted and usually very sensible writer on the manufacture of paper has written one very senseless sentence: “Boring an artesian well in an untried place is like digging for hidden treasure, a very uncertain undertaking.” I endorse the writer’s sentiment, if by it we are to understand a random, happy-go-lucky, hit-or-miss style of boring and exploration, with no chart or compass to give the proper bearings, trusting that we may hit something somewhere below in the depths of Mother Earth, and that smiling Fortune will crown our poor, misguided efforts. Capital so invested and energy so misdirected usually reap the just harvest of their own reckless seeding. But it can hardly be affirmed at the present time that the study of the deep artesian well service is a new field of investigation, or that data are wanting regarding it which may…

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