WELL DRILLING NOTES.
Onida, the county seat of Sully county, Ia., will bond for an artesian well.
The-Emden (Ill.) citizens propose sinking a well and laying pipes in the principal streets.
An important special election will be held in Freeport, L. I., on January 9, when the people will vote upon the question of authorizing the levying of a tax for providing the village with a water supply. At the last annual meeting a vote favorable to introducing water service was recorded, and the village trustees were directed to make such investigation and procure such estimates as they deemed necessary. The trustees have prepared an estimate showing that a service, including the works, seventy-five fire hydrants and five miles of pipe line can be constructed for a sum not exceeding $40,000, and the people will be asked to authorize the raising of that amount. Another question to be considered will be the matter of fire wells for the outlying districts not included within the limits of the water service as at present proposed, and also the purchase of a fire engine, hose and other necessary equipments. For this purpose an additional sum of $5000 is required, the same to be paid in ten annual instalments of $500 each. There appears to be a strong sentiment in favor of a water-works system and the resolutions will undoubtedly be carried.
A boring now 6568 feet deep is being made at Paruschowitz, in the district of Ribnik, West Silicia. The upper diameter of the hole is 11.8 inches and the bottom is now two and threequarter inches in diameter. Mannesmann tubes were used, provided with a diamond cutting edge and a special device was employed for cutting off the core at the bottom. The length of the tubes is not stated, but when a boring with one length had been completed a tube was attached having an outside diameter equal to the inside of the upper one, and provided in turn with a diamond drill. After carefully ascertaining the temperatures at various depths in the present hole, it is proposed to continue it, if possible, to a depth of 8200 feet.