Ben Wade's Wit Old Ben Wade was traveling over the Union Pacific railroad, through Cheyenne and Laramie. Sitting down by Juto Daniels, who ran a ranch at Laramie, old Ben remarked:"This is a very bad country�a God-forsaken country, Mr. Daniels.""You are mistaken, Senator," said Jules. " This is a very good country. All it lacks is water and good society.""Yes, that's all hell lacks," growled old Ben.