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country would scarcely believe that within 150 miles of the sea, stock were dying from the want of moisture, in the middle of winter.  I have been at considerable expense in sinking wells, and I must go on sinking more in order to be able to keep my stock through a dry summer.  Last year from a wet winter before I was induced to construct expensive dams across a dry creek, and it is a question: when will these dams fill.  I must depend more upon wells, for although they are very expensive to work they will not fail one in a dry season.  I work the wells in various ways.  I have created a wind power to work a 

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