Issue 24 and Volume 29.

THE “WATER FINDERS.” A French scientific society is endeavoring to ascertain the truth of the claims of “Water-finders,” and has asked nearly all of the technical societies in this country to contribute incidents coming under the observation of their members upon the subject of finding hidden supplies of water by means of twigs of hazel or other woods or by special devices, in which few persons outside of dwellers in the rural districts have any faith. Still, what seems to be indisputable evidence as to water-finding is apparently furnished by architects, well-borers, and manufacturers of wellboring and water-lifting apparatus, as well as by a few scientific investigators who have been brought to a full stop when trying to assign a reason for effects which they have seen and cannot account for by any known theory. Many large and wealthy firms in this country employ these water-finders, who are almost invariably…

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