Oas WeU No. 13 Blows 40,^ 000,000 Feet per Bay ! /
Natural Oas Enoagh ia JPIiidlaj to Bon All the Twskftles in Ohio.
Last Wednesday afternoon the drill¬ ers who were putting down a well for the Findlay Gas Light Company in the Northwest part of the city, struck a vein of gas which surprised and fright¬ ened them. Before they could get their tools out the gas came up with such force as to threaten to blow down the derrick and they were obliged to put out the fire in the engine for fear of an explosion that might be dangerous to life and property.
The gas came up with such a force they were unable to get it under any kind of control until Monday morning. The noise from the escaping gas could be heard for several miles, and its fra¬ grance could be detected for over ten miles.
Monday morning the workmen gotii cap on it and pip^ it off some distance along the river and lighjed i^ when a flame shot up seventy-five feet high, with a roar that can be heard for a mile.
The caprcity of the well is estimated at'40,000,000 feet per diem, or about four or five times as much as all the other wells in town together. There is gas enough flowing from this well to light and heat e\|ery house and factory in Findlay. |
The value of the w^ll, both to the Company and city, is difficult to esti¬ mate. Cleveland, Cincinnati or Toledo would give $100,000 for such a well, and it will be worth all of that and more to Findlay in the way of bringing in more manufacturing establishments.