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Gardner's Real Estate Bulletin from Atchison, Kansas • 1

Gardner's Real Estate Bulletin from Atchison, Kansas • 1

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1 1. 'A Gardner's Real T2f UK MAKE EjSTIUS." VOL. I. ATCHISON, KANSAS DECEMBER, 1873 insignificant East St. Louis in town of WinthroD? HTBMSHED MONTHLY BY 0.

V. GARDNER, REAL ESTATE BROKER ATCHISON, KS. All communications will reoolve prompt attention, vviuour retail dealers and business men think of these things and then act at once? or will there be a "Little more sleep, a little more slumber: a little more folding of the hands to sleep." Business men of Atchison we are no alarmist, but you must act, and that promptly, or else for all time be the Ch icago, built in a bog East 'St. Lcmis, in a swamp; and even plucky li'itle Cairo, as the best answer to such a iisertions. Pluck I mcked by capital, will build a town any-' where.

We make the broad assertion, that it is the stock yards and the extensive manufacturing interests growing therefrom, and the impetus these industries give to all other branches State, while tobacco 'is a certain crop growing to perfection. For fruit grow-ing, both soil and climate are admirably adapted. The' finest apples, the choicest variety of peaches, the most luscious grapes, and every variety of cherries, plums and pears, are grown without difficulty. ln the production Take from Kansas City her stock interests, and the impetus they give to all branches of business, and that burg would hardly be known outside the county in which it is located. They are the foundation of her prosperity, the heart of her wealth, and it is the luusurs.

Guarranteed Circulation 10,000 copies, distributed gratis ADVERTISING RATES. 1 Square, 81.00 per month. 2 Squares, 1.80 Column, 3.00 1 Column, 5.00 1 8.00 A Reduction of fifteen per cent will be allowed on yearly Contracts. OUR STOCK YARDS AND STOCK INTERESTS. The Bulletin takes a lively interest in whatever pertains to the welfare and present as well as future prosperity of Atchison.

Anything that we can do or say that will increase her permanent prosperity, build up her material interests, extend her influence, and add to her wealth, shall be done without stint. In so doing, it may be necessary sometimes, to state facts, and show1 wherein wo are in danger of losing some of our most important industries, by over-confidence in our resources and location. And that brines us to interests that will make here the commercial metropolis Of thfi Misanun' WHERE TO EMIGRATE. 'ot business, that is making or killing ntUnsas W1U soon nval southern Illinois, in quantity, as she already does in quality. So much in reference to the productions, that speak alike in favor of soil and climate.

As for health, no climate qan surpass that of Kansas, miasmatic diseases such as fever and ague, and kindred diseases and pulmonary complaints are almost unknown. The surface dramasre of the Stuff. If you want rich soil, fine grazing lands and good If you desire to grow fruit, the finest apples, the most lucious peaches, the choicest and rinhpsk valley, if Atchison does not, and mil not see the vast and varied interests she may gather within her bor-ders, by rising as one man, and at any cost, and at any sacrifice, secure and build up, not on the Missouri side, but within the immediate vicinity on our own territory, stock yards that will hold, and for all time control the immense stock interests in which the bulk of the wealth of the state of Kansas must yet center, and across whose territory the vast herds of Texas and New Mexico must pass to find a market. To secure these far reachins ad- T)lnm anA 6 rw mc must important cities in tne country. Every intelligent man knows that Cincinnati a few years ago, was the great stock market of the West.

Her hog market and packing establishments were the pride and wonder, not only of her own citizens, but of the whole country while her cattle market was the best west of New York ity. All branches of industry and business flourished, real estate rose rapidly in value her growth in population was unprecedented in the country at that time, and in a few years she stood unrivaled, as the Queen City of the West." The wonderful develop- the main question. Do our people' fully realize the importance of making If you want to engage in stock growing where you can have ample range with the richest grasses, If you want cheap lands that will rapidly increase in value, -It vou want in and this with the fresh winds from the roiling prairies that BWeep away to the west and south, keep the air always dry pure and bracing. It is safe to say that Kansas affords to settlers advantages that no other. State in the union possesses, and they are worthy of the careful consideration of every man who is seeking a home in the far west.

vantages, we must put our shoulder to the the wheel as one man. If we expect to wear the crown, if we intend to Atchison the stock market of the Missouri valley, and the absolute and vital necessity of having the stock yards on this side of the river The Industrie? they will foster, the manufacturing interests will build up, the people they will bring to us, the impetus they will give to real estate, and all branches of business, will be a source of more where you have the advantages of good schools, churches, and refined intelligent society, If you want all of these, then we say COME TO KANSAS mew, oi me xn orinwest, ana the building of great through lines of railroad from west to east, together with her RULES OF THIS OFFICE. All property placed in our hands, verbally or in any other way, is understood to be, subject to the following rules and rates, from which there will be no deviation except it be put in writing at the time of placing the property on our lists: 1. We look for commissions always to the seller and never to the buyer, 2. Owners must set the price at which they will sell, on which, if obtained, our commission will be based.

Wo shall in no case undertake to get our pay by asking any advance upon such price. 3. Introducing or sending a customer to an owner, in case of sale, entitles us to commissions. (When desired by owners we conduct the entire sale without extra charge.) 4- Property once placed on our lists will be considered on sale at the price stated till we are notified to the contrary. 5.

If no notice be given of advance in price or withdrawal of property, and we furnish a customer at the price fixed, we shall invariably claim our commission. oe tne yueen of the Missouri Valley and its commercial as well as railroad cen- own seeming indifference, turned the channels of trade in a new direction VICTORIA COLONY. A GEAND ENTERPRISE IN KANSAS. We clip the following from a lat peo- -vi, uo uuiku energies oi an our pe pie must be called into action. It only by the combinpd is Toledo and Chicago took advantage of THE CLIMATE OF KANSAS.

our number of the Atchison Daihi Pnf.ri.fif whole people that we can expect suc- In seeking a home in the west, everv nuio uow oiituj ox unairs; ana to-day Cincinnati might as well be buried beneath the sea, for all the influence she has upon the stock market of the country; while Toledo is growing faster than any city in Ohio, simply because she is the principal stock market of that State. All kinds of business is flourishing, and many new A MACEDONIAN CRY. We clip the following article from the solid prosperity than all of the eight railroads now running into our city. All will admit without argument, that the city or town that can secure the bulk of thestock trade, already immense, yet still in its infancy, will have well nigh secured the lever that will raise it to the position of the chief city of the Missouri valley. That this trade must of necessity grow, and that of primary importance.

No State can present any valuable inducements to sett ers, unless, together with rich productive lands, or great mineral wealth, it can offer a genial and temperate tot. Louis Democrat of 26th, it is It speaks for itself. What Mr. Geo. Grant has done, other men of capi-tal may do, and thereby not only enrich themselves, but become public benefactors: the Fatriot nave hoard of the colony in western Kansas that has been planted and is being fostered by Mr George Grant of England.

A week ago Mr Grant spent a day in Atchison, and of course made the Patriot a call. After looking around the city he made a visit Atrhnn? Farm' mile west of Atchison, the property of our fellow-citizen, Hon. Geo. tv. Glick.

r. headed "St. Louis Stock Yards." St. Louis must have bettor facilities for I na aisPoslng of live stock wnich seeks this movirof i uramiues oi maustry have sprung into existence, while real estate has quadrupled in value within a short period of. from 5,000 to 10,000 head of hogs per day; Chicago receives from 40,000 head to an extent almost illimitable, no sane fuY uuu i me principal reasons for this difference is that we have not the man will doubt.

Vast stock yards Minnesota, the greatest wheat growing state in the Union, is increasing but slowly in population, and the most ot those who find homes there, are emigrants from Norwaw, Sweden and the colder climates of Europe. The long severe winters alone retard the progress of the State, and prevent its rapid settlement by the vast number of emigrants from the east, who are I SL3 way expressed himself highly jjieasea witn the short horn oat, tin must and will be built up at some point on the Missouri river. Immense xime. it is but a bnot time since the Union Stock Yards of Chicago were established far beyond the then outskirts of that city. A new city as it were, has been built "up, supporting immense hotels, banks, business houses and the largest packing establishments in the world.

pu1JOr iaCume8 ror Handling large 0ur 8tck yards are scattered all about the city, miles apart. Thero n0 of actl011 among stock-yard ana bred bJ rVGlick. and also the other blooded stock on thin r.Qi0Kj packing houses will necessarily follow, pure xjuu ijfcicjtfirs. inn a hn 1 i (The above regulations apply to sales, exchanges and rental of property.) 6. Information received from or through our office, directly or indirectly, entitles us to our commission.

6. Commissions are due and payable upon the contract for sale, exchange, or rent being signed by the parties thereto. 8.Auy disagreement between the parties after signing said contract does not impair our claims for commissions. canons, ana tlie expenses of doing thoir larrn. On Mr.

Grant's Other extensive enterprises, growing woo oiouitou greater tnan in where but little draying is done, is neeaiess lor Chicago to claim that While real estate which was bought a few years aco for a sone is now 0 lu luo west, xne extreme southern portion our country too, though it offers tho inducement oeuer Prices tnan St. Louis, or that she controls any more money than St. Louis can. She is simply in "better theretrom, will spring into existence. Large banking houses will be required, extensive hotel facilities will be wanted, almost an army of laborers and employes will have to be clothed and fed, worth as much as it is in the heart of i uueap ianas, unsurpassed by any in "ieir prOQUCtlvenPSS.

attr-ant the city. I he old stock men will tell you, that fifteen years ago, the best ou i. DUSiness tnan St. Louis is. tsne can handle hogs with more facility and lor loss money than it costs here, and ,1 IF, ft: settlers, for there are not many rash enough to brave the yellow fever, and Kindred epidemics thnt.

y. tohould an imperfect title prevent the consummation of a sale, it will not Known place to them, outside of New York City, was Dunkirk. The most extensive stock yards of the country i uvauaate our claims lor commissions. jurus are swarming with them. We want a Union Stock Yard on this side of tho river, and we do not want it located away out in the Western suburb either.

It should be locnf Arl the emiirrant th fa. crtu wners should know their titles before ilealta and comfort. uuic luuuiea mere, it was the srreat commissioner from the Patriot waited on mm to learn something from his own Mr. Grant was found to be an affable and intelligent gentleman, and freely con- nie1neadfabtCLUt Pt operations and Ws plans for the future. a.

location. 1 west of Ellsworth, and about throe hundred miles from Atchison on the line of the Kansa7 Pacific Railway, is located the colony named in honor of the Queen of England. It is hrOtSt0r-n Slde of the vast prairie that ward exPanse westward to tho Rocky Mountains. The rail- iImJTF a massive stone depot, the material for which being taken from a quarry near by, and whicf exists in vast quantities in every direction. mi AR15A 0F 1'AND.

liie first purchase that was mado. em-riohCel0HVe S'00? a5res remarkabTy nnfhand Land- Sinoe time another purchase has hnnn mari ask lag tue services of a broker. fiidered iu seekiriEr a entre depot for the stock of nearly the tt0 here a11 the facilities for shipment out; n.o. ci i i ana recints could be nhtninod 111. Hor exchanging property we irau kjuieuum uusmess nouses mu a these are dependent in a great degree upon the climate.

Tf HVH UV mil. .1 TUT rtthAM cnarge commission. and elegant hotels were erected to sup ply tne ever-increasing demands of and a city of tenement houses will bo in demand. If thcae be facts, and we shall try to prove before we are through, that they are, can we afford as a city, struggling with powerful rivals, to allow the stock yards of Atchison to go to the east side of the river, into another State, beyond our control, and run the risk of having a rival city built up, which will take from us half our retail trade, our most important manufacturing interests, and we receive no benefit therefrom, either CO-OPERATION EFFORT. climate can be found in a State, together with rich soil, cheap land, and last but not least with mm-W mat busy mart: more room wn re Jtrauuu Will be a wretched mistake, for the future of the trade must be looked to as well as the FnS' Jhl location of st" Louis em! taently fits it as a leading exporter of moats to foreign countries.

Those exports will be by river, and if the Union Stock Yards are located on the river front the packing-housos will also be located there. Xue amount of COODeraare anrl suit. wMoh quired, lhe owners of real estate demanded almost fabulous nrinfis for it ties unsurpassed, then the farmer can hnd there almost all thnt. i. mi -i i In the prosecution of all individual enterprises, eTery one is expected to act for To help those that ine rauroaas and othernfl.rtifismtprf.at.

ed resolved on a change. They went 30 miles beyond and purchased a lanre fvoM 1 1 1 -r. neip themselves has been resolved in a home, whatever else is lacking in the way of improvements his sturdy arm will soon supply. 3 can economically come to packing-houses so located, by boat, is anothor important item to consider. Ala ttiomi ineiudinS also the land con-to nlbJfrViGrant' and the alternate Sections of the ui iuiiu several mi ps trnm Knt.

talo. "East Buffalo with its xvansas possesses all thAon otfn; ing moats. into a self-ivnent proposition by long usage. Towns an cities are built up by a community of interests, all being alike effected by general adversity or nownfifl atnnlr in the way of population, revenue, or nj Union Stock Yards across the "wun. ai us across uie and advantages.

A glance at map will show an xvi vy i vo, immcuau jjaumu l'iver stitute the immense aggregate of 540 AtthnomTnalgrateshese strat0oLca" bought by the nouses, varied and extensive manufae- arranged, but calculated to advance the increased value of real estate. We will admit for argument sake, that prosperity. State of Kansas lies almost wholly Within till! .1 tunng banks and business houses is the result. Real estate, ha a To insure the latter. ntAmriQinr suiugmering and sh pping Souis tfian if thewer! lS- i if they effort must begin at home, and extend tte stock yards of Winthrop are smal MUHiuu oi soutnern the greatest fruit and trrain rrnw.

advanced a hundred fold. How is it cated fifty miles funheTawntoey b0 Presumed that our Packing-houses in Illinois away tl its influence abroad. Co-operation of affairs. But thev are in thn WnrU nf I with JJunkirt? Its splendid hotels are silent and deserted. when thev can iimt.

ou .1 rnen who mean business. We may re- all is therefore a necessary condition of the greatest prosperity. As co the same State where they reside nor can it be SUDDOSed that tlml. nouses are rotting down, and the town has not one-fourth the nnnnlntinn it member wo, mat nine things, and operation ia never secured without, it seemingly insignificant ones, grow iS-CwyinJFthe cattle and shep of ine wost throuirh the citv tiu iiuu ine time tne stock yards were Decomes necessary that organized action be earnestly entered upon. Or- sometimes with wonderful raniHitv "-vj auiuais uio It seems but a day since a It con'Pelling our packers and removed, certain wise ganize armies, go forth in battle array, The stock yards of Winthrop are the i ana political organization, the most entering wedge which, if Atchison does A ua73S5 the izr; ku represent one un- brokon and homogeneous wholo.

A little over one year ago, Oct. 1872, Mr. Grant FIRST WENT TO KANSAS nmliJ1 I2' the flrst Instalment of emigrants, to the number of 30 arrived. thf accessions- In numbers Ponf untabated. The class that excellent class of settlers, better, indeed, In every respect T6 ProPrtion of tnose who in the past have gone to Kansas to 2Er es' monF thom are young Englishmen of nobfe family, such as ries, of Yorkshiro, and others, who pur- 2 onn.diom J5r' a farm of nearly 2 000 acres, and who has built upon it a imnr? buildlnK- with all modern improvements, and who, as practical sheep raisers, havo been importing direct from England over 1.000 healthy! E1ied 'rhls Hinstratlon lurnished as an evidonco of 'the truth of THH KIND OF EMIGRANTS that are going forward to Victoria, and as a representation of their enterpr se and intentions.

This Victor nxL i Muy, weni io oi. ijouis, and lor sev- ou ouisatocic xaras cannot furnish ent to St. Louis, and fnr aov. not look after, will yet split and divide eral months made every possible effort with the authorities of that city, to se- Si her prosperity, and take from us half ing region in the United States. The northern line of the State of Kansas the same latitde as the city of Springfield in the State above mentioned.

The soil of this State is just as fertile as that of Illinois, while the climate is much better for the weather is more regular hero than thero, and the division of the seasons is more distinct, bummer never succeeds winter in Kansas, without the intervention of Spring as it does in the north and east sometimes and autumn "with its mellow days, its soft west winds, and an air as bracing as new pressed wine," always finds a place in the year. And then too, owing to the remoteness of this btato from any large bodies of water, it is entirely free from the chillinc va necossary that a Union perfect, can only hope for success. In all industrial matters the proposition is obviously true. A city ox town will enjoy prosperity only in proportion as organized co-operative efforts are put WVA ill 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 111 ri fldtahHi.ki.J J. 1 i our wealth.

It is an old but very true cure grounds within the city limits for of the river, and the sooner our pack- saying, that, "Business makes busi out aDout organlss- Jorth and continued. The "rust of unthrift" eats up the substance of er thero will be a prospect for an expansion of our packing interest. -1 tne location of the already famed "National Stock Yards." All his overtures were rejected, and he was turned away, if not with contempt, with very little courtesy. Unable to many towns that heed not this ness." Let the stock yards be once permanently located on the east side of the river, and hotels will necessarily follow. A bank will be wanted, dwel It is not very lone since Col.

Allr. principal. ton of tho "Great Nn Yards" of East St. Louis hpowd ling houses for workmen and em secure a suitable location, he crossed the river into Illinois, bought, near a thousand acres of land, and now the entreated of the St. Louis authorities the privilege of building the above- western institution, an advantage to tho State of Kansas, to the United States, and ployes, diy goods and grocery stores, PUBLIC PARK.

A MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. A i ,1 por oi the Atlantic coast, or tho equally moist and disacrreeable who otner Drancnes of business, with -hi tne last meeting of the City full lines of goods, will spring up, to supply the wants and demands of the nnest stock yards in the world occupy named yards at some convenient point the ground, which, three years ago, in St. Louis. They turned him awav every citizen of St. Louis was keen to almost without a hearing.

They now swear was only an Illinois swamp," see their mistake, when too late All good for nothing but a landing for her the wealth of St. Louis cannot' brins railroads, till the ereat bridom back whflt sbfi lina Inot Will vouncu, ivir. fark introduced the fol great lake region. Indeed one of the strongest arguments in favor of the climate of Kansas, and nno tlmt lowing resolution in relation to apublio people. Then the packing houses will follow, beyond a doubt.

Withijj a few the was completed. Hotels, equal profit by the mistake St. Louis has to any in the West in noint nf made? or will strike every observer most forcibly, is the central position tho State occupies. The extremes of both heat and cold are escaped here. Tho years, from one to three thousand peo jpaw, wnicn was unanimously adopted.

Rimlyed, That a committee of three be appointed with special power to oxam- in or to th city, suitable for a public i park. and if deemed advisable to advertise for apd elegahce, occupy that ''Swamp," Yards to be built on the East side of ple will hnd employment in the yards and packing houses alone. Will our whmh the old citv dubs East fit. Louis." Extensive blocks of season long, without excessive and enervating heat, and the winter is short and comparatively mild, This last is Missouri friends take the trouble to pwusius ior uie purenaso of buou houses, and hwge banking establishments, have sprunff ud in adav. pay toll across tho river if thev can of ti Jh untry- Mr.

Keim Wo Railway, la doing his part, f.18 Mr- Grant, who is content lot an Grnnt nas now over 2,400 sheopof aU varieties, aud of the very finest blood. Si. all.1otswolds. 45Biscathrone rams worth 8200 eaoh in England, lie has also eight short horn bulls, and four black Aberdeenshire Poles, of the highest pedigroo. Ho has one bull one year old, "Count do Brunnow," half brother to the celebrated bull Broastplate," which tbrb premium at tho St.

Louis Fair. Tho "Count do Brunnow" was raised by the Hon. M. H. Cochranco, of Hillhurst, Lower Mr.

Grant has boon otferod $6,000 for this animal, but ho refuses to sell him at that prioe. He has one hundred and fifty Chorokoo cows, crossed with his black bulls. Next summer ho expects by havo ono hundred thousand shoen ranging over his vast farm, besldos ton thousand oattlo of superior blood and pedigroo. Mrt Grant goes to Europe In about a month to. V', make still greater preparations for colo-i" una ui tiuraa ij laim.

Adopted. Miyor appointed on this commit-t0, Councilmeu Park, Krobs and Oster- uo smau inaucement to the stoqk grower. In manv portions of thn Rt tn tv, a supply their wants at Winthrop, and into being by the immense and varied interests drawn there by the stock yards. Packinnr establish stock crazed tho entire winter nXi nna a market for the products of their We hail with pleasure' this move, farms? Not much, we take it. Hun.

nwut dreda of thnnsnnrla Afl a -jj to show that this has not heea ia x-ceptional we oite the fact, that from time immejaorial this State has been the winter pasture of the groat herds of buffalo that for nntnM WD Muyv iuua to oeiieve that, t.hA onm equaled only by those of Chicago, have been built, and the city of East St. Louis is growing with a rapidity that is startliner the old fnor tftivn An committee will art rnmntw "a 7 ttUU Provisions will bo reouert annually to supply tho now demand, How much of this moncv the r(ver, and thereby, loose fbr all time to come the source of hor greatest future wealth and power. WILL OUR CITIZENS SEE It7 If the Stock Yards are allowed to bo permanently located on East side of tho river it will necessitate the building of the packing-houses there also. Soap factories, candle factories, glue cooperage establishmeuts, and many other industries will he erect ed there. The hundreds, yes the thous.

ands of employes these various indus-tries will require, must have houses to shelter thorn, must have clothing to 00r them, food to sustain them, and all tho necessaries and luxuries of Wo. Will they cross the river to Kan-a, or will they get them in Winthrop. this side of tho river, ijfoal estate Commands almost anv nripn not wijl come to Atchison and Kansn the beat interests of the city, A nark is what Atchison wants, and must have, and the sooner the better. It will add mlth, health, beauty and comfort to our city. Give us a park, and establish the Stock Yards which a few years aca could hordlv think you? Possibly one.tonth.timh.

have been given away, It cost a mil. lion of do lara to cstahllsh thA at), ably not so much. have hecu roommg over the prarics of tho great west. How many of these animals would survive an Iowa or Minnesota winter, if they had to depend for subsistanco solely upon the pasturage afforded by the prarios of those States? But the farmer of Kansas need not be confined to stock raisinc. In the south.

nizing tnis piaoo. A great many famillos will roturn with him, and ho will also bring over a largo number' of blooded bulls and rams to mix with the largw herds ho is buying in this country. t' out says one whoso yards of East St. Louk nA st side of the river, and the prosperity of opinion wo Atchison is doubly assured, othor good TesPect highly, You can never build Louis would give five million to have them within her limits, and muA IB UUl Mr UlBUtai WHO" Ulll) 7 vamaoio improvements wui follow a town on tho east side of the river mngnlfloont body of land, with a soil ton aaora to eive ten. Can of nocessity.

foot in depth, will be covered with hinu-1 ffre tho wonderful growth of merable flocks and herds, and the grateful sea how we may possibly yet have an em portion of the State very fino crops of cotton have been raised, and bids fair to become pp of tho staple of the i yield of prosperoui and generou nun-. nan dry..

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