Onida County, S. D., is to be bonded for the purpose of sinking an artesian well.

A dispatch from Topeka, Kan., says that a discovery just made in Ford and adjoining counties will be of incalculable benefit to the farmersof that section. It has been fully demonstrated that a large body of artesian water flows under the whole section, requiring only an opening to permit it to gush out on the surface in great abundance. It is the intention of the farmers of the section to sink wells not to exceed one mile apart: then dig ditches and laterals, so the entire country can be watered.

At Green Highlands, in the Pecos valley, X. M., a stream of water was struck by well borers last week, which rose to the height of the second story of a neighloring court house. Artesian water assures the prosperity of tin Pecos valley.

The friends of the big well system as a source of Beatrice, Neb,, water supply are sanguine of its success, The sixteenfoot well recently commenced at the Paddock pasture has fully met with the expectations of its projectors, anil the new well is giving very satisfactory results. At present a daily capacity of 800,000 gallons has been demonstrated. If the present supply of water at the Paddock pasture plant keeps up the record of the past week, it looks as if the water question is encouragingly settled for Beatrice.

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