Editor De la Berre of the Sheldon
Progress is puzzling himself about a well for the strange actions of which he cannot account and wants to know why it acts that way: "On Jacob Shelyer's farm on Section 34 in Liberty
there is a well which when the wind is in the north gives a good supply of water and when the wind is in the south goes partly or entirely dry. Carrier Wychoff stops here daily to water his horse and vouches for it that for a time this summer after a south wind has prevailed the well was dry. He had to water elsewhere and Mr. Shelyer was obliged to haul water for his own stock. Why should the direction of the wind affect the supply of water in a well?"
Ward County Independent, 11/11/1903