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THE GAZETTE: FORT WORTH, TEXAS, FRIDAY AUGUST 3.
A MODKIi FAltM.
Onnrrf by tlieTrxm Fatlrie ItalltiMj-, Xtr
Ilalrd It l'roiliictloin ofOrcal
Corrcunondcnco of tlieOnctte.
Jtn.nl, Atijf. 1. JJrief mention lias
tu'cn'miulc from tlmo to time of the
experimental farm of the Texan & I'u
roatl near this town. Since the atten
tion of cnpllnlints from nil parts of the
United Binleaaml Kurope is now di
rect I to Texas and especially to North
vet Texan, lliit farm bwitue n matter
of general Intereht, as illustrative of
the capacities oftIie!oH, ami il i due
to tlio public that it should be more
fully described, The farm is under
the emtio! of Mr. JUchardscn, an oil
Texan of 31 years residence, who Ins
been with the land ueimttmeni ot tue t
T. it P. road for neirly Keren year.-), i
Its situation may be called picturesque, j
lyicnr It does at the foot of the range
of lilIN enuth of Jlalrd. The farm
lioine nestles cWw at the base of (hece (
hills, and has all that h incident (o tile i
farm houses in the older tate, such j
aa the domestic fowls, etc We noticed
-omu very line fowls. There were
three varieties of gee?e, specimens ol
thcToulouronnd Honsr Kong species, j
Distinguished among his fellows was a j
large wiitie iiongjvong gamier, wjiicii
strutted about as If he was proud of
himself. There were to 1m seen aUo
turkey?, ducks. chickens, guineas and
Near the house Mr. Jlich.1nl.40n has
a pond of German carp in which he
takes great pride and interest. These
iish were forwarded from Washington
city nbout a year ago. They now
measure from seven to nine inches
and will weigh about one iound each.
They were of course very email spec
imens when eent.
The writer, gathering inspiration
from the recollection of a delicious wa
termelon which Mr. It. and himself
fully discussed under the bliado of
some riicunulte trees, will endeavor Ij
give an idea of the products of the
wll. Here tue watermelon groA'H in
rreat perfection. They are not only
arce. but vtrv swett as well. In this
and adjoiniugcouutlis they grow to an
almost incredible si7.e, Mine weighing
as much as one hundred and ten
jounds. They are not, however, so
large this reason, and the largest
which the writer observed would not
weigh more than sixty pounds. The
climate and soil teem peculiarly favor
able to the growth of melons and
everything that crows on vines, such
as inuskmellons, pumpkins, squashes
and cucumbers. Tomatoes also grow
well. Sweet potatoes grow particu
larly fine, but Irish jotatnes do not
MX'ih to have done to well on this
place; some very fine ouex, however,
nave been produced in the county.
"We were shown four varieties of In
dian corn. It lias been persibteutly as-H-rted
that Corn could not be raised In
this section, but that such is not the
- Is-bore clearly demonstrated. We
were also idiown four varieties of cot
toi, eight va 1 t of orghum, Egyp
tian and Hungarian millet, twelve va
rieties of v. iictit, mree varieties of oats,
one variety each of barley and rye, two
of peanuts, two of castor beans, four
of field peas, and Mexican, navy and
Texas ueausj also muter Deans ami
lilma beans, okra, hemp, ilax and
rice, JohiiHon grass and tOiulfu. All
these ars growing in more or lew per
fection. The rye hut vested more than
forty bushels to the aero and the
wheat iiiiulu from seven, to thlrty
slx bushels. The best wheat was
(Jeorglii red May, a large re I variety.
The red was premium wheat sent hero
from the Atlanta exposition. It wai
.sowed early In November, on valley
land that hud been plowed nine to ten
Inches deep, and thoroughly harrowed
In with a two hoi to harrow. J I pro
duced a little over thirty-eight bushels
to the acre. The corn will make from
thirty to forty bushels per aore. The
hemp was higher than we could reach.
The rice was a failure, and probablv
always Will be without irrigation, us It
requires a very moist soil. There are
some promising punch, npp e, plum
and cherry tree. These are young
aud have nat borne yet, except the
pcieh trees, which bore u few .cry
good peaches this year. Tin pe.ich
trecb have shown a wonderful growth,
having grown six feet hist yoir and
four feet this year up to date. There
are Mime grape vines also, and they are
doing well. There Is scarcely any
doubt but that grape;, eu be made a
miccesB, us the wild grape grows in
great abundance. Ceres has indeed
smiled upon us during the last two
years, ami there are those who will my
to you, "wait till an unfavorable sea
win comes upon us," but it elmuld be
remembered that this isn new country
mid tiie people who are farming nro
but little acouaiutcd with tilt-climate
and soli. This knowledge, which can
only- bo acquired by experience, will
more than counterbalance advutmges
of tho favorable seasonsof the p.ist two
Just west of the farm is a mineral
well which may prove of gre.it value
to the community. It is already pat
roni.ed by a great many who claim to
have derived much benefit from its
trie. If Uiero is any thine in Mreiigth
and mistiness of taste It will undoubt
edly be of inestimable value. Tho
water bus been analyzed by tho chem
ist of tho agricultural department at
Washington, and his report shows the
following: "Qualitative analysis shows
tho premium of a huge amount of miI
pliates uud blcarbonutes of iron, lime,
magnesia and sodium; small amount
of chlorides, also blmunla and silica,
and traces of phosphates aud potash
salts.1' Those who profosi to know
say this shown highly medical properties.
iu LitiiiMiiK uiiisu iiuti t'j in xvi'lib
Mippllcd with wood and water and
shelters prospecting free of charge.
I'rof. Johmon'.s Views.
Professor Job m.oa, n colored lecturer
who holds thai the world Is flat, ava:
"Ten thousand miles boyond fho
Nnrtli Polothero Iw probably another
world with another people. It in
habitants, are perhaps, trying to dl
cover this world, undaustfempt at dis
covery on our part may rcM.lt In tho
voyagers meeting In space and ex
changing nlr biscuits und water liy
tho Way. Tho color or the people j
hhu. iliflr r-llniiiii. r;ryi i. ..,.....- ;......
zero, Tho distance of tho fixed , stars I
run not oo una in an incii, ami from
eurcfut measurement with they've it is
certain that thu dlstnnco to the uu is
nbout two n.-iles."
A granddaughter of Hobert JJurus,
It Is asserted, is at present In receipt of
relief from tho London Scottish corrio
ratloit. Her name is Mrs, 1'yrke. She
is the wife of n workman, who has,
4l.niir.li n fniilf nfhttt (Hl'n. Intll'll ttlln
poverty, and the daughter of the poet's
oldest son ilobert, who for some time
was employed in the Homered house.
While tiie queen is at Balmoral, her
northern castle, special trains are run
between Aberdeen and Uallatcr every
day, not at the cost of her majesty as is
general v supposed but by the home
oillce. These trains cost nearly 70
a week, and during tho last ten years
the amount paid to the company has
ben nearly ClG.offl.
The wheat being harvcited in Kan
pas, shows a better vield than was an
ticipated, In fact It is little Miorl of
the yield of last year Fine and ca
sona'ble weather has assured tho corn
crop and the yield, it is estimated,
will fully reach the figure.? of last year.
Kansas is booming.
Muuk Murphy, a brakeman, with a
claim to eccentricity, has established
It by riding Into Boston coiled up on
the truck under the cur to win a bet
that lie could not til a passage.
Lacking a llMg to waive in token of
victory, he took oil his shirt and llUng
It to the breeze.
Sims Iteeves, the famous tenor, Is a
portly man, weighing nearly !209
pounds, with a full, chubby face, and
a quantity of curly iron-gray hair,
once jet bluek, of which he bus ulwuys
been very proud.
The .Ncuj Hampshire Uallot.
Concord, August 1. In the thirty
ninth bullot for United States senutor
to-day Tike gained nine over yetter
Attorneys at Law(
AO. MrCLUXO, Attorney at Uw. Offlc
. corner Main und First street. In Hun
n a building, Fort Worth, Texan.
McMl'IXAK A IIUMP1IKKYS, Attorneyi
otlitw, Fort Worth. Texan. Collectlnc
corporation and ecnerril lltlirutlon. Offlce In
Terrell building, corner First and Main
K. JAMAbON, ATTOUKK -AT-LAW
rTTAllLTO.V, .lOltUA.V il TAKI.TON, UW
X. yen. and Ileal IMate Aent, liUUboro,
In JI1II county. Bpeclal attention clven to
buying and elllne fands, perfectlns titles, etc.
EUGAIt HVH altorncv at law, (county at
torneyj Albat"-, Texas,
Jr. OJtlt. Lawyer aud Land Agent, Ver
. non, Wllbnrger county, Texas,
HW. I'ATTON, Attorney at Ijiw, fe
. burnt-, Texatt. CollectlotiH promptly
made. OKke over Jolmt-on County Ji.mk.
HA1.L. I'ATTOV.Attornejs at Law and
General Land Agent. Alvarado, Texas,
lu-fer to AUarauo bunk, L. i. Truelove, J. M.
Hill, N. r.Jsparks.
! J I.. VKKI.Klt, Attorney at Law and I-ind
I O . Aki'KI. Cmnuran, Milan) county. Texas.
in practice m an me cnuris oi tins male.
BuMnenx promptly uttcHdcd to aud uorre
rpnui'Ml HOUSTON, Attorney at Law,
X Mobet'lle, Wheeler county, Texai. In
prompt attendanco on nil the District Courts
of the- l'an-Handle: Ctvll lluslnc'S.s a Special
ty; will Kender lJUid for Taxeif; Pay Taxes
on laud; Investigate and PcrTect Titles to
land, and Hedeem Iand Sold for Taxes ;
Lauds Hon (ill t aud Sold on Commission; Col
lections quickly made and remitted; Cot
responilenco solicited and Information ac
cuiatcly and readily furnished.
i:.I)IW)N-, Land and Collection Agent
13 OUT. i:. SMITH, Attorney nt I.w, Hher
J."t tnan.Teyis. Special Attention Given to
ljiiul .Matters and Collections. Oillce, north
side public Mjuaru.
PLL C. llt'DSON. Attorney nt I aw and
Notary Public, Alvarado, Texas, Mill
praeilco In the courts of Jouuvon and adjoin
ItiK rouiittrs, la tho State Appelate and Ku
premo Courts. All ttnslne entrusted told
care will tccclvo prompt nnd fnitiitul atten
tion, Oillc up stairs over Cotter's dry goods
!" O. CALL, lawyer, Nntacy Publlo and
rj. Ijmd Arent, Hllblioro, Hill county,
iexas. The llrm of McKinnon A Call has
licru illv,oheil, and I remain collector of nil
elalmg heretofore In the hands of hald linn.
Will attend tonKencrol eollecllUR nnd land
UtlsliUhH. 1 lni (special faclmicsforcolli-ct-luscliilinsiu
this section or the state. Hefer-oncis-Illll
County It.ink; Geo. 1'. Sturalt,
ItHnkoi; lVrrtlt A Fox, N. Mroud, John 1).
W urruii, Illllsboro. Missouri i'nelliu Hallway
Company und Texas Central Hallway Com
nunv. ery reiM''tliilly, L ti.Call, olllco
In Warrens IhtiUllni: (up stairs).
CIINTIIAI. HOTKL, rock house, south side
of public square, Albany, Texui, B. K
btlnsou, proprlolor. .Sample room for coin
inerclal traelur.-i. l-'reo hack from do pot
CltOClCirrr IIol'Si:,nonharn,Tea clean
beds, airy rooms, n Kood tiro-proof safe,
saniplu and well-arranscd bath rooms.
OI.KmUNi: IIOUsi:, CIcburne,roasi"V.
11. llrown, l'roprlotoi. Good nccomino
dutlons; leruonublu ratis, Commodious
sample rooms for commercial men.
CKNlTtAL HOTKL, Ilrenliam," TexaT
(Urunimers Home,) Mn. L. Illeseiibach,
Propiletresi. llest and largest Itoiei in the
city: larKo nnd airy rooms; tirsl-clus ncconi
modatluns, IXOM.VNOr. IIOTIX-SOUTH SIllK PUH
Xll lie sipiaiv, 1&) yards rrom lliuinn
wprtiiK, Ijuiu ns.is, Texas, Unrrow A. Co. pro
pilctors. WoU-veutiialed room-i, airy dlninir
room, and table supplied with tho best of
Gt A It U frrr iToilHIsT Cnmoron, TexaTj JT.
r Garrett, Proprietor. House new nnd well
luinlshed; nortlicast corner of tho wimiro.
ruble to compare with the Ik-sI hotels In tho
slate. Hitus itmHoimbic. Most accessible to
tho bualuess portlou of tho town.
t rujiiKGoit norsi:-MAiN kthklt,
lH,Mc(lreu'or, Texas, by Mrs, 1). J. Ishand
Prof.C Heanl; the dtummers' home; table
supplied with all tho delicacies of the Reason.
R AIT'S IldTi:i., Deulson, Texas, located
la central portion or the cllv. Klrst-class
iiccommo.ltlous. l'opular resort orcomtner
fMHU lllT llATHINUVATiln IN 'ill K
J. slaty -wblte sulphur, magnesia and so,la:
natu nl How u gallons per inliiulc; sort ns
rnln water. Norf ict corner public square.
Huntley A HttymaUr.
'200 pattern of pocket knives fioiu
MoHl8 to f lOeru'h nt Aiiderfcoij't Ojin
DUKSS-MAKINO AND PLAIN SKWINQ
).y MIm Llmle Ward. Kust First aticet,
thlul'oor m tst or t-)Iored Methodist church.
Ututfioien's pants made to order.
GAIKKSSYILTjE HACK 1.1XJ3.
r KT:AAiLV.tnT iiavi: pirFoN ATrAcic
lj lino beiweeV Whltesboroaudaaitiesville.
1 ho Imck leave Whttesboro at 9 turn., liiimfv
dlatcly alter thu arrival of the. eatt-bound
TBxa?anrt Paclrio u"ntu, auu leavts Gaines'
vllle at a p.m., in tin.' toconuett Whites
boro with the south-boait train. Fare each
A. M. BIUTTON,
W. A GAltNEU,
THE TEXAS INVESTMENT GOMFifl
FORT "WORTH, TEXAS.
CAPITAL STOCK PAID UP, .... . $100,000.00.
Connoission Dealer for. the Purchase and Sale of
ALL KINDS OF REAL ESTATE AND LIVE STi
Branch Offices of this Company have been Established at -
SAN ANTONIO, AUSTIN, COLORADO AND GAINESVILLE, TEXASj
Also in St. Louis, Chicago, New York and other Eastern Cities
London, England, Glasgow, Scotland, j
And all the principal cities of Europe, by which we are enabled to handle all jl
Properties placed in our hands to the very best advantage,
and on the most liberal terms.
- Our facilities for handling Grazing and all classes of Wild Lands are unequalcd. This depart
under the supervision of one of our most experienced men, who is well posted on all matters ml
with Texas lands. Particular attention is paid by this company to the handling ol located ranche
stoclis of cattle, and by our comprehensive system of Branch Offices at ill leading points in this tr&
offer the public unrivaled advantages in such transactions.
We make a specialty of Buying and Selling Cattle for future delivery. Also, of Buying audi
Horses and Sheep ; and are prepared to handle the same to an unlimited extent, on the most farorablcS
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CITY REAL ESTATE.
This Department embraces the Cities of Fort Worth San Antonio, Austin and Cocrcao, Texas: ;
We have reliable and competent agents, who attend wholly to our interests and the interests of
ons, in each of these cities, and any business entrusted to them will receive nromnt muI'm
Believing the many advantages offered to the public through our company to be the best m
by which rapid aud satisfactory sales and purchases can be made, we solicit the patronage of those
wish to hnv or so.ll nnvf.liinsr ni miv lino.
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New Mouse gyr Eurnitiirel
Within a Few Stcp3 of the Union Depot,
J. F. STElHEXS, Clerk. AVm. II. ALDKIOOK, I'rojirietor.
Booksellers and Stationer
4 CB0QUET, BASE 1LILLS ASB BATS,
a full lino ol
OFFICE STATI0STERY5PICTUBE FBAMES5ALBmi
AND feJtALL MUSICAL IXSTItUMENTS.
Xo. 15 lFou.stoii Sttcet, ---- port rortlj
CASEY $? SJtAJSM
importers ana Wuolcsalo l)ftip" In
5 AIBP BAI
A3 fEL WBfU
Fort 7,57"o.x,tlx, .T'osia.s.
AgeD f for St, Louis and Milwaukee Bottled.
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CAPT.J. jr. ADAMS,
Tltli FORT AVOltTJr
IST0S. 10 ANB IS HOUSTON STREET.
FORT WORTH, : : : : : : : TEXAS
(John Iloil'iimn, Proprietor,) 04 Houston Street.
Saloon anfl Restaurant ontlie Euronean Plan.
FINE FURNISHED ROOMS UP STAIRS.
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, BEER, CIGARS.
U118 & L1Y8 M ASSOW
CAPITAL STOCK, $lOO,OOO.00,
Buy and Sell all kinds of Live stnnlr nn nommicsinn-arcS
Advances on Consignment of same.'
RANCHES, FARMS AND CITY PROPERTY '
xsougni; ana Boia,
LOANS NEGOTIATED ON APPROVED SECDM!
""coon Houston Street, opposite First XntionalBaw''
r-JSWrnsws- . T3l Sest and Clictuies
in tliormtcd States.
p , . ii'A'O'lJOiSLr, Ab oo.,
Mitclioll & Scruggs,. Dallas, Texas, General State' Agents!
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Round Rock Llino ami Cemcn
ua lHIIUItll,VUIU tl7UjH,lU( (lUliy
ui uuuuiMiji'. rr nncra, uuj., luaircrf
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER
unije. i-or prices, oio., adores ' " ""nun enumatej, ofcewton all kind
MAATIS & WAl.Sir,propn.f I bu1Jlng1bclvlnB, oounten etc.
Jtound Itock, Texas. FOItT WORTH, TEKAS
G0LD' S"-VER AND STEEL SPECTACLES-
All kind, ooinsljwl Instruments, BtringR, etc. Engravlnp done In the best
Attention tlvon to Itopalrlng. Yorand Goods Warranted.
sa Tlaa stroot. Port -vortlu9
J. W. JUDKIN3. PEOPBIETOB. ,
ijoard by Day or Week Terms Eeason
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Work Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction and Pass Wf
.mi Kinds or PLUMlilKO WOKK .lone on short notice,
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