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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1890
Owm niul oihthU'k 5.NX) mile of tliorwiiRtily
Qtilppctt rn.nl In IIIIiioIk, Vim(ihIii, Iowa,
Mlsmmrl, Minnesota mid Iwttutn. ,, ,,
U Is the llot Direct Itnuto betw.uiiill the
Principal PoIiiIn In th NorthweM, Boiitliweiil
ml Knr Vcl
Vut tnnim, tlmo table, rales of imxmiKO anil
freluhl, etc., uppty to nearest Mutton HKent ol
OlIIOAdO, Mll.WAIIKKK A HT. I'AUI. HAM.
way, or In iiny Hiillroml Audit anywhere In
Clon'l I'ww.ATkt AkI.
Aiwl.tl. I'. AT. AKI
flr-Kur Information In reference In 'jiU
muTTowns owned liy tho I'lilcium, Mllwiiu
ken A HI. Paul Unlhvny t'uiiimiiy.wrlu In II.
O. llAUdAN.Uuul Cmiiinllonor,MIHwiiiiltin
FAST MAIL ROUTE !
2 DAILY TRAINS 2
AtchUon, Leavenworth, St. Joscph,Knnsas
City, St. Loud and nil Points South.
East and Went. ,
The direct line to Ft. Scott, Parsons
Wichita, Hutchinson and nil pilnclpal
points In Kansas.
The only road to the Great Hot Springs
of Arkansas. Pullman Sleepers and Free
Reclining Chair Cars on nil trains.
H. G. H&NMA, R. P. R. MILLAR,
City Ticket Agt. Gen'l Agent
Cor. O and lath Street.
NORTH AND SOUTH
1044 O STREET.
E. B, SLOSSON,
City Passenger Agent
Mlt. FA It WELL'S DOMAIN.
A TRACT OF LAND IN TEXAS AS BIO
II H (ilvi'H III ICrliMiin fur II111 l.onn
Mm Mulo'n Or rnl Nliiln lluil.n II I'm
ullillltlr. Mow 11 Dug Cnrnl fur it lliinrh,
A lliiiiiiinnil MIIph nf I'mirr.
Wabmlniiton, Fch. 20, Tlio memt rx
IciinIvo I11111I owner tn (li nuiinti' In ,Mr.
Fiirwill, of IIIIiioIh, Senator Knrwi'll
urc ntly hail noino llttlo trouhlo with the
piiHlili'iit nlotit tho Chicago oIllccH, nml
If ho hIioiiM (lii'litc to retiro ftnm the
Ai'tmtt'imil wl'i liiiiuuiurehyof hi own,
wlicieln uoiio ciniM (Ucfitloii IiIh royal
will, it would not l nccoiHjirx for him
to hn, iloiimlii. Henulor Fnrwill Is nl
ri'itily tlio owner of tin rinpiru of land
With hltt brother, John V.,thodr goodn
iiii'iThiiiit of Chicago, mid Col. Aimer
Taylor, who In 11 ineiiihor of emigres
ft 0111 llliiinta, Senator Farwell owns u
tract of I11111I larger tluiti tin' Htatoa
or Delaware mid Rhode Iidaiul eontblneil
nml nliuoMt HH latino mt tho ntulo of Con
neetluut. It Im 11 xnlld, compact tract,
too, lying nlong tho wratvrii border of
To.mik, abutting about twenty-llvn iiiIIoh
011 No Miiii'h IjuuI, niul extending thenoo
HOiithwnnl ulwul two hiiiulreil iiiIIoh. If
tliuiti wore a railroad rtintilng north anil
Houth through th.R Ntrip, mid tho tralim
thereon iiiiulu no letter tlmo than tho
average weHtorn rnllwuy train, Hcimtor
I anvcll could ride fiom morning till
nl, Jit without oucu leaving hit own noil.
Thin emplro of prnlrlu land la hup
i minded hy u wlru foneo, and othor wlro
fencort cut It Into piiRturcH, ho that there
inn in all Juat 1,000 iiiIIoh of fenoo on tho
place. Tho farmer who haa 1,000 iiiIIoh
of fence and two or three pasturcH, eaoh
us largu iih the Htato of Delaware, Ih a
farmer on tho true American scnlu. Hut
.Senator Farwell does not farm. Ho Ih
in stock raiding, and linn on his great
ranch nearly 150,000 licad of cattle. In
tun yearn Seuatoi Farwell will bo n very
rich man, piovldlng ho holds to thin
tract of laud. Already It in worth three
or four dollarrt an acre, and tho day la
not far dlHtatit when it will bo worth
two or threo tlmen iih much, In ten
yi'iira that ranch, land, cattle, fences
and improvements nhould bo worth $10,.
000,000. for there nro 11,000,000 acres of
pretty gixxl laud, mid tho present herd
or 150,000 head will noon bo multiplied
llvo or bix fold,
Senator Farwell was nt luncheon the
other day In tho neuato tvntnurnnt. With
him were hirt I toon companloim, Senator
Wolcott.of Colorado, and Senator Jonen,
of Nevada. Col. D.iu Shepitrd, tho hldll
ful political privato Hocretary of Senator
Farwell, entered tho reHtaurant on tho
double quick, and In an excited way told
his chief that an alarming discovery had
boon made. On account of an error in
tho mirvuys, a considerable iiortion of
tho Farwell tract had lxon located in
Now Mexico, nnd ivh tho Texas patontn
would not hold good there nil tho laud
thus located would bo a dead I ohm.
"And how many acres aro wo likely
to lose, Dan?" tho Bonator inquired,
"Oh, If that Is all," said Farwell.
nonchalantly, "wo don't need to bother
about it. A hundred nnd fifty thotiHaiid
acres Is nothing."
And then tho mutator wuut on with his
luncheon just as If nothing had happen
ed, It is only in America that a man
can face tho prospective loss of 150,000
acres of laud and regard it as n mere
Tho Farwell empire in Texas is at
present Inhabited by about 600 men. Ono
railroad tho Denver, Fort Worth and
Texas runs through It, niul another rail
road will Hhortly bo built. There is one
little town, which tho senator nnd his
partners laid out a short tlmo ago, and in
a fow weokH they sold $17,000 worth of
lots there. It is not dilllcult to imagine
this tract of laud teeming with villages
and towns nnd prosperous farmers,
Wero It as densely populated as tho
United States It would havunpopulatiou
of nearly tOO.OOO souls. If iih densely
Kpulated as Mr. FarwolPs own Htato of
Illinois it would havo a population of
nearly threo hundred thousand rouN,
and if it had as many people to the
square mile as England it would havo a
populaco numbering nearly two nnd n
half millions. That would bo an empire
worth having I do not Bupposo that
Senator Farwell has any Idea of sotting
up a llttlo republic of his own out there
lu tho Panhandle of Texas, ono in which
ho could mako nil appointments without
consultation with tho president of the
United States, but If ho has ho will not
be able to do ho, for in selling him tho
land tho Htato of Toxas was careful to
retain political control of it, just us it
docs of all its other millions upon mill
ions of acres,
"I will tell you how wo happened to
get that land," said Senator Farwell.
"Tho people, of Toxas wanted a lino now
state house, and as laud was tho thing
they had the most of they thought it
would bo a good idea to trade their land
for a state house. So a party of their
leading men came down to Chicago and
asked bouio of us to build thorn a Htato
houso estimated to cost a million and a
half of dollars, and take in payment
therefor, threo million acres of laud,
estimated to bo worth llfty cents an aero.
There wero jut two things I wanted to
know beforu going into tho scheme, and
tho.so wero If tho Htato houso could bo
built for a million and a half, and if tho
laud which thoy proposed giving us was
worth fifty cents nn aero, Col, Taylor
went down to Texas and satisfied him
self on both of tho.su points, and wo took
hold. I am not going to tell you how
much money tho statu house did coat us,
fortlut isourownbutlucHs, but it cost us
a go-j deal inoio than tho million nnd a
half that wns estimated by tho architects.
I must say that wo j,'-t along pretty well
with (he Toxas peoplo, though tho job
was not without its dilltculties. Ono of
tho llrst things wo discovered was that
tho building ns planned by tho stato
architect would not stand up after it
was built. So tho plans had to be
changed. Thon wo found that there
tvnsn't enough good llmostono In tho
itato that could bo got at to build it of
lhat material, and wo proposed using
Indiana limestone instead. Hut tho
roxann nro nu Intensely patriotic peoplo,
vid they did not like tho idea of having
tholr capital built of Imported stouo, So
wo ntndo a now trado with tho stato, by
which wo weio touso native r-d granite,
tho stato to glvn us tho labor of 500 con
vlcts. AImmi t twenty mites from Austin,
tho state capital, Is a lingo bowldor of
red granlto, How it ciuno theio is more
than tho geologists can tell, but there It
was, and wo built a railroad out to tho
big bowlder nnd began cutting it up.
Hero a new trouhlo nrose. Wo couldn't
get a Military Btonecutter to work on tho
job Ix'caiiHO convict lalior had been used
In getting out tho rough material, Our
contrnctornndvertlNed all over tho Unitod
Slates, but not a man caino to work.
Finally tho dllllculty was adjusted, how
over. "It is n saying all over the world," con
tinned tho senator, "that wo Americans
do things in a hurry. Certainly wo wero
not slow in completing that Htato house,
all tho dinU'tillicH to tho contrary not
withstanding. Tho corner Hto'.io was laid
In tliOHprlugof 1880, nnd predictions wero
then plentiful that tho building would not
Ihj completed in ten years. In a little
moro thnn thrao years tho capltol was Mu
lshed, two yeai 8 ahead of our contract
time. It Is probably tho largest and most
complete building over erected In bo short
a tlmo. It Is a very largo building, cover
ing, as It docs, two and a quarter aerosol
ground. Tho building ban four stories,
and tho largo glass lone star emblem of
tho Btato ou top of tho statuo of liberty
Is 811 feet almvo tho base lino of tho build
ing. It Is a stato houso which compares
favorably with any other slato capltol in
this country, though it wns built in a
llttlo moro than threo years, and at an
expense to tho stato of nothing moro thnn
a slice of. their still plentiful wild land.
Hint is how my partners nnd invHolf Imp
polled to become tho jiossessorsof n tract
of laud in Toxas as big ob tho state of Con
necticut." A fow miles west of tho Farwell tract,
In Now Mexico, is a nlicop ranch about
which I havo heard a queer Htory. It was
told me by Mr. O'Hrlen Moore, a Wash
ington nowspniior correspondent, who
knows tho grent emplro called Texas as
well as Homo men know the towns in
which they llvo. "Threo or four years
ago," Bald Mr. Mooro, "when tho survey
ors wero running tho lines for this Far
well syndicate, they camo upon a sheep
ranch on thuheadwaterHof tho Canadian
river. Thei o wore 2,000 or 11,000 head of
sheep, all in good condition, and the place
looked liki'iirrosorousono. but no signs
of human llfi weio to Ins seen. Knock
ing at the door of the cabin brought no
response, nnd there wero no evidences nt
hand that man had been there fur many
"Presently a big shepherd dog came
running up to them from tho prairie. At
first ho wan Inclined to he hostile but
llnnlly yielded to gentle treatment, and
then Ills joy know no hounds. A window
in the cabin was open, and in and out of
this tho dog jumped three or four times,
till at length tho surveyors couilude.d to
follow him. They clambered In the
window nnd there found tho skeleton of
a man, which tho dog whined over and
treated as though something dear to him.
Thus tho Bto.-y was mado plain. The
master, a lono sheep ranchman, had died
in his cabin, and tho dog had taken care
of tho (locks. Uecords found in tho cabin
showed that llio man had been dead three
years, and tlu.t tho Hock had Increased
100 per cent, under tho faithful nnluial'a
manugement. Every night ho had dilvcn
tho sheep to tho corral, just as his maHtei
had taught hljn to do, mid his body wat
covered with Hears and sores received In
combat with praying coyotes. This Btory
was printed about tho tlmo tho discovery
wns mado, but it was not believed. It
was every whero sot down ns ono of those
wild western yarns which aro so com
mon In the nowspapers. Uut I happen
to know that this remarkable talo is liter
ally truo. Tho relatives of tho dead man
camo on from tho east to claim tho ranch
and tho sheep, and what do vou Hupposc
they ilid with tho dog? Why, thoy sold
him to a friend of initio for $150. If s
dog like that had fallen to mo no mono;
could havo bought him."
I asked Mr. Mooro whnt ho thought ol
tho future of Senator Farwoll'a groat
tract of land.
"Why." Bald he, "It will mako him ot
his family almost as rich as tho Vandor
bllts. You do well to call It an emplro.
Tho growth of Toxas, already ono of the
marvels of tho -vorld, has Just begun.
Do you know that thb census of 1800 li
likely to show T xas to bo tho sixth stati
of tho Union ii ,iopulation? Her popu
lation Is now not far from 2,500,000, and
this pl-es her next to Missouri, with
only tlwt stato and Now York, Pennsyl
vania, Ohio and Illinois leading. In tho
year 1000 T5xas vill probably havo s
greater population than any other stati
of tho Union, Now York alono oxcopted,
If Texas woro as thickly populated ru
Ireland It would havo a population o
55,000,000, and nobody who knows tin
stato will deny that It is capablo of sup
tiorting a population much more densi
than that. It is a country in which cat
bo seen growing sldo by side cotton
corn, wheat, barley, sugar cano, rico,
tobacco and all kinds of vegetables,
whero In tho orchards such tropical frull
as oranges, bananas and pomegranates
grow side by side with hardy apples and
other fruits indigenous to northern cli
mates. The future of Toxas almost
leaves the realm of mathematical specu
lation and becomes liko a dream. In
tho development and prosperity of the
Btato this 0,000,000 aero tract of tho Far
wells Is sure to becomo ono of tho most
extensive nnd valuablo estates in tho
world." Waltkii Weluian.
Only III Sl.tor.
Big Boy Well, that bents me, to see
that fellow spooning around that glrll
And thoy say he's proposed mid Is crazy
to marry her.
Stranger Nothing strango about i
She's a fascinating and beautiful young
"She! Sho fascinating and beautiful!
Why, slio'a'my slstcrl" Chicago Lyre.
No. Ml, lpirntliiRK,
Holionil nu mil u-il and leave to fallow
cloinlyt n bird nml Imvotwlco; tho elinnnol
for n rapid current of water nml Iwivo n pnr-tli-lo;
a mono notuotimcs given to plumbago
nml Icnvn to IticreaM, to connlvo nt nnd
leave a ivngur. to dlmtinbiirk nml lonvo n con
junction, iiU-o K.TC(.'ptlon nml lonvo to feign,
n delightful region niul lonvo a haunt; n flout
niul lonvo astern, n Heniidtnnvlnii legend nml
lenvo n TurkWi tltlos to conflno nnd lonvo to
gnuvnld, to comply wlthnnil lenvo a Turkish
governor, a crutch nnd lenvo a unit, a coin-
winy of ntlouilniitsmiil lenvo to bo In trim bio.
Tho liehmileil lotters form tlio nnino of a
No .in. A Cut U 1'iirxln.
Cut nut this clrelo enrofully, Just outeldo
of the black outline, or mako one liko it If
you do not wish to cut your paper. Now
illvlilo tho circle Into four pieces with threo
cuts of tho Rclssors. Put the pieces togothcr
ngain, nml liy making u lienvy (lencil lino
along ench cut show whnt tho young girl
who was naked for hor limn! hi marrlago by
n young limit gave him for mi nnswor.
No. no. Churuilu.
You'll find my first n wild, shrill cry:
My n hoi j is often called a lino,
My last is never loud nor high,
And yet It li to hollow, too.
Do my wholo you never could;
Ho my wlioluyott novor should;
Wear my wholo you ofU.it would.
No. :7. An Knlcniiitlcitl Qimrtot.
A thousand, nno gontlo namo nwtli for a start,
Jtiit n unit of tliat I can count
Tlio noxt neighbor claim but a twentieth itart.
Ami tho next ono has half tho amount.
Wo nro Kcntlo follt all, by tho spell of tho wholo,
Ik) our wealth la n mint or u tllmo.
Its charm U l..:nl manners nml calmnwa or votil.
Ami tluuo will most truly reflno
No :IH.-A Trotty I'uxili-.
Insert a vowel wherever thore Is nn x In
tho ten sentences which follow. When thy
nro complete, select a word of llvo letters
from ench sentence. When thesu ten words
nro rightly bclcctod mid placed ono below tho
other, tho central row of letters, reading
downward, will sitoll tho names of certain
mUMvns, very pleasant to recelvo:
I, 1U.CXVXT, XM. LXRX.
8. xxs dxo vxxu oiixvx wvrn vxxn txxtu.
0. WX IIXTX UXLXV, YXT XT UXKX8 XS WXBX.
4. BJTta uxi.r x ucxptiixm nx onxxo.
ft. PX.VNV WXST, l-XXNO FXXLXSIt
0. X DOSWNXNO MXN WXU, CXTCIt XT X HTIirW.
7. tvc: ru. mxxia urxx -rnx Titxtio x olxtttji
8. IIXNXY XN TUX UXXTtl RXVXS TUX FXROX.
0. SPXRX TX BI-XXK TX 8PXXD
tO. IIXSTX UXRXS WXSTX
No. no. A Slur.
8 to 3 llomarks contain
ing st'vcru cenHtiro.
to 3, IUvuU u lth atten
4 toO. Marked by prc
nuns. & to 0. Ilcrced wlUi a
No. 40. Word 8iuire.
Not rough, a ralnlww, a 'number, a Scrip
Not dim, to depart, odges of a roof, to
wnrd off, pauses.
No. 41. Conundmiu.
Why nro horses in cold weather liko mod
Why U a specimen of handwriting liko a
dead pig I
Why Is a ten cent pleco liko a cowf
When b water like fatf
A l'w Conundrum Aniwercd,
Can you tell why tho giuut Goliath wm
very much n-stono-lshed w hen Dnvld hit him
with n itouol Why, bocauso such a thing
had never ontcred his head before.
A prlzo toy should Ihj given to tho child
who guesses the following: What kin is that
child to its own father, who b not lib own
father's wm I lib daughter
When docs a son not Uko after lib father I
When lib father leaves him nothing to tako.
Why Is It oasy to break Into nn old man'i
hoasol Dccauso lib gait b broken and lib
locks nro fow
Whnt Egyptian official would n llttlo boy
mention If ho wero to call his mother to the
window to see something wonderful? Mammy
Wo bog leave to nx you which of a car
penter's toob Is colleo like! An nx with a
dull edge, becauso It must bo ground before
It can bo used.
Key to tlio I'uzzler.
No. 23, Numorleal Enigma: Tho cliamlwr
of sickness b tho chapol of dovotlon.
No. 21. Historical Anagrams: Welling
tou. Washington, Casur, Peter tho Great,
Darius the Great.
No. 25. Enlgmat Ago,
No. CO. Hours lassos:
O A I. L I N G
V I M
P IX I N K
No. 27. Cliarailn; Pnst.mnn
No, 23. Illttktratod Proverb: Thero is no
ttso in crying over spilt milk.
No, 20. A Faithful Gtildoi Tho needle of
No. .10. Comparisons- 1. Bee, beer, beast.
2. Beau, boro, boost 3. Fee, fetr, feast. 4,
Go, goro, ghost, .' Hoe, roar, roast
No, 31. A Queer Conceit Afc-nsiiln
No. 33.- Geographical Anagrams I, Great
Britain, 2. United State. :i Australia. 4.
Scotland. 5. Mlnmsota. u Phlladelphli.
No. !!. Conundrums Uecnuso thuy have
their noxt world ineeks twlrledi In this. One
in what I was, the other what 1 wear. Be
causo it contains many currants (currents),
Inviolato lln violet),
Shclton & Smith's for Fancy Kockcrs.
Sliclton & Smith's for Willow Rockers.
Shclton & Smith's for Pedestals.
Shclton & Smith's for hildrcn's Chairs. J
Shclton & Smith's for Hall Rockers.
Shclton & Smith's for Office Desks. . ,
Shclton & Smith's for Ladies' Desks.
Shclton & Smith's for Libran Chairs.
Shclton & Smith's for Library Tables,
Shclton & Smith's for Bookcases.
Center Tables at Shclton & Smith's.
Children's Beds at Shclton & Smith's.
Folding Bed's at Shclton & Smith's.
Chamber Suits at Shclton & Smith's.
Music Cabinets at Shclton & Smith's.
Blacking Cases at Shclton & Smith's.
Sideboards at Shclton & Smith's.
Dining Tables at Shclton & Smith's.
Dining Chairs at Shclton & Smith's.
Parlor Goods at Shclton & Smith's.
SHELTON & SMITH'S
At the Very Lowest Prices.
234-238 South 1 Ith Street,
LINCOLN, - NEBRASKA.
Carpets and Draperies!
The bulk of the Carpet trade for 1889 is now done. We
still have six weeks left in which time wc propose to reduce
our stock as low as possible before purchasing for our Spring
trade. In order to do this we will make prices that MUST
SELL the goods. If you are in need of anything in either
CARPETS OR DRAPERIES get our figures before
placing your order and you will find you cannot afford to
im ST- A, M. DAVIS & SONJini
Most Popular Resort in the City.
ODELL'S - DINING - HALL
-o 1 1 19, i i2i and 1 123 N Street. o
Meals 25 cts. $4.50 per Week.
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