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The Ottawa Bulletin from Ottawa, Kansas • 3

The Ottawa Bulletin from Ottawa, Kansas • 3

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LAND AGESCIES- LAND INTEKESTS JMPEOVEMENTS. An interval of two years produces great Land agencies an necessity and a i public benefit lioth to setlers ami purchas- lis. To the seller they are imUeiisi- of us, however enthusiastic we may be over the future prosjrl find wealth of! our State, can appreeiita (lie prospective I OAWA BULLETIN. TAKE NOTICE. U'o do tukc inojK-j for less )Man six months, unless by special agree-.

1 out. I' Commissions will be charged nil property sold while in our hands, whciher ourselves or other pities. We do not Me. list from the that he fan, at- 0f Kansas when its resources are formed, new farms opened, new towns plant-ter putting his property on sale With a iv- ullJ ed and old ym enlarged. Kansas is mov- lialde agent, fro about his rejrular busi- 1 nese ill, perfect conlidenee, knowing "dl nre CuI' orwarJ a fan" tread full well liis wishes regarding his proper-' ture, ami support a population as densely destiny.

Populaton is rapidly increasing, ty are being earned out to the letter in settled as they are capable of sustaining. The avenues of travel are crowded. The every particular. To the community at sixty yeais ago, had but a few i hotels are full. Every tenement in town largo they are a public benefit, forthrough inhabitants; now it has a popula- and country that allot ds a shelter is occu-, their extensive and liberal advertising, i i i Hon oi two million people, and rains ten pied to its utmost capacity.

iarui lands thousands of people obtain reliable mior- 1 j1 that would otherwise remain in Per nt- VS city property are rapidly appreciating ignorance of the "rent advantages of the thirty-live million acres of raw prairie had in value. The increase is an hundred fold West. The fanner can scarcely afford to no market value, and now they are worth and even more in a single year, and in some slop his plow to fro and show his own seVen hundred million dollars. This shows cases in a single niohlh. Pailroads are o-ra ti i a lmrecia ion ot leal cs- tate.

A more marvelous increase will, however, be witnessed in Kansas during men ot larire means, but especially to men ''ie ve years. We shall not have to of small means, such as no old country can wait, as Illinois lias done, for the reason oiler. In a fjw years (Jalvcstou, on the that we have a hroad-fru ified, liberal and Gulf of Mexico, will he as near the heart comprehensive system of railroads, that of Kansas as New York and Boston are to portion and the counties of Ohio and Indiana. J'ine section ot the State. During tlie hrst lumber will soon be as accessible to the 'inarter of the present century, Illinois was prairies of Kansas as is Michigan lumber a blank page on the history of progress to Illinois.

Kansas is no longer a border and development. The broad expanse of State. It is the very heart, of the great p-airks reniaiiieJ in its primeval soli- Republic, and possesses boundless resources, Iot iel i because the inspiring It is destined to be the home of a srrcat and i i i ueiiius ol the locomotive had not left its rich ami liappv people, provided virtue and 1 1 1 the religion keep jace with the increase of oire. nor will we accept, the property ii- i who ale Hot Willing 10 coning nun rule. Ar 1 il, f.i'mr.

iC tho II a sail- i'-i wtier to i vcv a good "He, our comims- I nns ii i is lie liald. Those M-mhn- or leaving us descriptions i i l't mi 'iiL ilieir price and i'cst terms ot pay ment; for the lower the price, and better he terms, the inure probability there is of sale liciiiir ffi'eeti'd. GUT A GOOD TITLE" 15efore ivinir. sec first, that the lnn of lllh i- and pel feet. J-ceoml, that arc i iii.u.

i- i i Itliatllt-re arc mi iiinrta'je-'. I oilll 11. I Hat lore are avi no Mc-haiiies' Liens. Fiflh. fhat there are no Sixth, that i gtherc.

arc no lieiis hy jin this Co'iu'v. or hv other Courts in the State, or rendered in tie' Vnited States 4 Court. if ever devised hy Wiil, that the same as duly I Wiaied. I if proper' has ever been sold at Sherilt's. i'xeeutor'i Administrator's, or (luardiau's Sale.

see that the proceedings are 1 ir. AND OUR PAPEK. To th'iM- coiitemphitiinr homes in the Great and wis ii" lnlormat ion as to le 'Ciili ir advaiit-i'. the ate id' WESTWAED. As steady and unerring as the silent: tread of lime, )xwer.

wealth, wisdom, influence go westward. All that is great and good, grand and beautiful, mighty and strong, takes a westward course. Civilization marches westward, progress is westward, art and science are looking westward for their full merit, talent seeks a western field in which to display its powers, capital is turned in a western channel, and the result of its power embellishes and beautifies our western plains. All the constituent parts of empire have a tendency west. Every day the Iwnds of civilization are-marked farther into the westward world every day science ferrets out and presents-to the world some treasure long hid in the depths of the western wilds; every day talent is rearing a mighty temple in the-west, and genius sparkles and burns with splendor that will ere long eclipse all the-greatness and glory if the cast.

Power is-concentrating in the west. Intelligence is beaming from her bills and valleys. A spirit of enterprise animates the honest hearts of her people, and her destiny i-daily becoming more and more evidently a destiny of greatness and wealth. ester-day we stood urioii the shores of the Atlantic and looked westward over a broad expanse of territory, the fairest of all beneath the sum, and beheld it the projtrty of a savage, ignorant race. To-day stand in the mighty valley of the Mississippi, and looking back over a portion ol that same territory we see it teeming with intelligence and wealth.

To-morrow we will stand up the confines of the western world and hear tlie rolling waters of the Pacific surge and thunder at our feet. Villages, cities, and broad monuments of man's genius, springing into existence oii our roiling prunes attest the fact. The miil-whecl stirring up our beautiful streams to the work of making sustenance for the million, proclaim it; the forests of a hundred ages sing it as thay fall; the working of machinery's million wheels, carry the an -them in their busy hum; beautiful fields of bending stretching away to the catch up the chorus and the immense throng of immigration swells it louder and louder; till throughout the length and breadth of our land sings the chorus of progression's anthem, Westward; the course of empire takes its Ex. 4- )i, i.inn, oil- r-nmn nil. f()r Sl.nin;; be no inducement .1., ,1.

eies are oi almost liicaie'ulaole advantage to tlie purchaser, fro fa the fact that the a'-rciit can rive more definite and reliable information in ten minutes regard inr his locality thii.ii any strainer could liud out unaided roaming over he country in as maiiv weeks, and the beauty of it is the information he lives is always iree. ran- i-rs visitinir any jioi tion of the West will iln ell to remember the important fact timt all the best bargains arc in the hands agents; we would advise you vlu do not wish to be deceived, to apply at once to some reliable agency, upon your arrival i i the vicitulv whore vou desire to locate, lor by so doing you a void a class of per- sons who do not put their property in the hands of agents, but are continually harp- ing about iiiis and that they have to sell Look out! they are the class of per-. sons. i ejiij i 1 1 1 im e.u i i j.ii i ii 1 I Shai'ks." 1 Ins class of men are ol the oily, gentry, and would have you think what they offer lor sale is cheap; beware, nine times out often the price they a-k, ar high, "and whosoever misled" by them "is not wise," for if their lands were as they represent, why have thev not nut them in the market in nleiritiniate manner, so that their merits and demerits would be fully discussed and understood. If you will rolled a mo-j ineoi, toe ii.nwii viii ne uuMiiiifl in nu a wen u.

n.s pi ices an- so ing.i that the agent, who understands the value of nrniierfv in his vieinitv. will not cumber his books with the description. for he knows he cannot sell it unless he resorts todishonesty. Secondly, theshar- i i. i i ie una uie i in in ens ni i e- i r- ces of better land, and at lower figure ihmi iiihmi.7 ii in nit i I 1 1 cmimefe iiiiiI iKii will nut sell.

Therefore if you want anything in the Real Estate line, go at once to sonic leliablo agent, inform him what you di- sire, and if it is to be had in his locality, lie will ail vou all in his ixnvcr. to olUiin it. Remember, the dare not deceive you, for by so doing lie would at once make you his enemy, for his future prospects and success depend in a great measure upon the good or bad opinion of those with whom he lias his dealings. 1 A MAGNIFICENT STATE. 1 Kansas, a nd this sect ion i art ofler.

as to its soil, ciiniate. agricultural mineral prices of land, churches, schools i 'ailroads we desire to say, that our en- deavor is in fairly and truly set forth '-facts and figure in relation to the above objects. AYe make no pretensions as journalists, but having experience in the Real Kstato ncss, we believe we are justified in saying that such experience can, and will be made profitable to those of our readers who wiil carefully read and act upon fucIi facts as we may oifer for their consideration. Our paper is fi -r In nil. changes in new and growing communities like those of Kansas.

New settlements are being constructed, or are projected every i direction. Inducements are held out, to population and wealth KANSAS. X(( State r. lion has a brighter future than our own. It was settled by a different, class of persons from that of any ther new State.

The contending elements 0f slavery and anti-slavery brought to our Territory only a lass of minds the most fearless, determined and energetic. The conflict was so terrible that none but the class ol minds could endure to the Jt VAii and leaves those minds, niade purer by the conflict devcho our w. 1 1 ,1 VOIIII" State, Ulltll she IS last lieconilil'' In- oi i tie i ne loll. until was wa-ed. but (fM lve Mate banner triumph- year ot terrible drouth wed.

Then commenced the four vears' war of .1 i ir a- i i the reliellioii. when our iieoide sunercd ri ils others i p. .1 i 11 passing tliroilirll all these tlilli'-s We jij a million people within our border princely dwellings, bearing or- cards and fields of wheat that lead one to thillk as it waves. We have 1.11 111 lil itll UIUII 'It 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 IX." It: 1 II of the east but still we have just beuu to grow. The future Wll! tll(! hn bu greatest, the richest and most desirable Slate in the country.

i. What glorious future stands up in to he, happy and contented. Come on ye tens of thausands our acres are broad, our climate inviting and healthy. Our State is now being traversed by railroads in every direction, towns and cities are springing up almost spontaneously all over our fair domain. Prosperity lies before us on every hand to gladden the heart, to fill the granery.

Don't settle in the bleak, cold north, where winter lasts half of the year, and where frost causes both man and beast to suffer from its effects. Come and see our fair laud a visit is all we ask. Ottawa is a line city, and will soon be one of the powers in the State. There is one characteristic of some people to which Ottawa can justly lay claim. That is, to do nothing in a wcond-ehiss style.

At present, Ottawa lias the best hotel in the Ktate, and all her improvements are perfectly up to fhe times. Cherokee garden State. hen tlie Um-ress adopt- ed a generous and just railroad policy i'or the State, it at once advanced to the front r.llk the 0' j(s varied and diversiL ersiued Have not yet, secured all that is due or desirable for Kansas in this direction, but enough is assured to render us couQ- dent in the prediction that Kansas will i repeat, the story of Illinois, in the race of; progress, on an increased and more liberal auy-iwo im auua scale. We have iiftv-two laud. Twenty years hence, our real estate ought to, and we believe will be worth i ii if 1 1 ii ii i ri'i I mi inn no -it's Liiii, ituimii.il million uoii.il.

,1.,. 1 ...,,1 rw ipprehensive about the payment, of our oeui. ji a I I .11 1... burden were we compelled to discharge it at once; but. looking to the future, it is i.

ii i vpn niittei- ot viii'iil account ltli icdii a iniiKi ui siii.ai 11 1111 liberal aid to the railroads, and judicious nnfiiiiri'iiiiiml t.t i 1 -i of improvements that, shall stiui- uto the productive resources of the coun- try. every obligation the country owes can 1. discharged without oppression to the I .1 i 1... iH'i; me. uj ut'iii ii'UJUiiL nit; uus juss 01 I i i the country.

AV. BIG WHEAT. l-ngeue Mann, a prominent fanner on South Water, told us to day that he had one field of White May Whuat which had turned off by weight, just, tliir- I11 i.ht bu c.s to the urn' U'ho can beat i tliisv ill mime nt.her I'luwinir I ty-one bushels. The Junction City Union says A. W.

Calleti's field adjoining town, which cm braced twenty one acres, yielded 1,073 bushels of fall wheat, or fo; ty-seven bushels tue aci'e. i One of our correspondents, a clergyman, 1 i The special correspondent of the Chica- State render an account, and compete with ll('r- 'Sh(! is fast TnUnr, writing from Sheridan, Kan- Nebraska 'in; Ncus. I ing known and appreciated by the tlmus sas. speaks as follows of our glorious youn Nebraska is an excellent grain producing "ds that are on the march westward. State: The damage to the crops is only Put Kansas can beat the above fig- Thousands of the intelligent, industrious slight, ns comparatively a fiiaall extent of mes in a hundred valleys this season.

and enterprising have already selected their country was overflowed. For two bun- Take the following items The good Fath- future homes in this fine State within the drcd miles along the valley of the Kansas er raised on the Pottawatomie Mission last few months, and the cry is "still they I never saw crops look more promising. Farm this season, 3,000 bushels of wheat conic." Kach of these late settlers are Porn never looked letter. I have traveled '''oin seventy acres of ground, or forty-two I writing to their friends and relations, and since the first of June, through North s'x sevenths huslield to the acre. their coniiiion report is, '-(hat the half has Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, r- Wells, adjoining North Lawrence, not been told in favor of Kansas." Crops New Jersey, New York, Peuns ylvania, 1 ed Vol twenty acres of ground in the were never better in any State, than they Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kan- Kansas Valley this season, a crop of now are in Kansas.

The harvest is great, sas. Everywhere, except in Missouri and wheat that yielded upwards of forty bush- and tlie yield is bountiful. Prices are lib-Kansas cro'is have appeared very late and e's t0 tne slight fraction uudcr for- andevery inhabitant is, orat least ought EDUCATIONAL. Perhaps no State in the uion has a bet school system, or has its Public v'. J.

Is better endowed than Kansas. Omeightceiith of the public domain is set apart as permanent endowment of the ('(tiitnou Schools the broad base of the educational pyramid. Arid no one of the new States has started on its course with so deep rooted and abiding faith in the value of schools as has Kansas. Evidences of this are on every hand. Scattered all abroad over our prairies even in our newest settlements arc neat stone school houses very many of them furnished with modern improved furniture, blackboards, and some aparatus.

The cities of the State are in a race tor the best graded schools 'fl not simply the best in the State, but the best in the country. Only a very few of the older and richer cities in the Union, I pay higher salaries to, or require more frigid examinations and tests of ability and of their public school teachers, than do the infant municipalities of Kau-: -as. In regard to no interest of our State is more misapprehension on the part of persons contemplating emigrating to Kan- than in regard to its educational ad-: vantages. Kvcry city, town, hamlet, and g'licijrliborho'id has its school well support ed, and for the most part well taught. Parents in the rural districts of the Kast- cm States, who desire to transplant their families to the fertile prairies of Kansas, if but arc hesitating on account of any sup-' i pjised deficiency in our educational advau- "Jiges, need not delay their coming one day the common schools of Kansas are not ferior to the comon schools of the East.

PnnxiK. The only wire Suspension bridge in the State of Kansas, Crosses tin. bnnntifnl Ann tf'. ui JVO Jl i'lsage river, at Ottawa. This structure is jc surprise aud miration oi" all strappers risatiug our city.

HOTELS OF OTTAWA. The. 'two Hotels in Ottawa arc such as a city of much greater dimensions might justly be proud of. The 'Ludington House," the largest and best hotel in the State, contains 103 rooms, is 100 ftiet front on Main Street, by one hundred and forty feet deep, -1 stories high. It contains the extensive banking house of P.

P. Elder a large billiard hall, a public hall-scores, ofices. Arc. It is doing a large and live business under the general management II. II.

Ludington, Esip The Wiikersoii House" is also a good hotel, on Main Street, is doing a good business, and is deservedly popular under the management of Tom. Wilkerson, Esq. Pesides these there are innumerable smaller hotels, private boarding houses, Sic. all doing well. The arrivals at the two Houses above named are about five hundred per week.

WILCOX LANGEL'S REAL ESTATE PUBLISHER, TOPEKA. We have the pleasure of a personal ac iiiaitit ance with both of the publishers the al ove paper. They are from Ohio, and are men who enjoyed the entire confidence of the community in which they lived. They are men of strict integrity and reliability, men whose 17 ounces to the pound. We recommend those visiting out State capital call on these gentlemen, they have one o.

the best appointed land ollices in the Stab We would recommend to the fanners i the thickly peopled Uritish Isles, that the emigrate to Kansas. Here each man wi no longer be a tenant, but own the soil 1, treads on. No expensive manures ai needed, and fanners do not spend in contriving how worn out soil mav be made to produce. The rich, loam i with us several feet in depth, and any ir-dustrious man may win what in England would be a good sized estate. Star vj n're.

in Illinois aad Indiana, especially, there seemed very little prospect of good crops. With exceptions of certain localities, where grasshoppers have injured the wheat, Kan as and Missouri never had a better pros- pc.ct of most magnificent crops. Kansas is a most magnificent State." writes of yields of wheat this season in the Republican Valley that go as high as forty-Wc offer you one of the best mediums five and even fifty bushels to the acre. If for securing purchases. Persons placing anybody but a clergyman had reported the property in our hands for sale, will have a above figures, we confess that our suspicions description of the same inserted in our pa- would have been aroused as to their cor-por, which will be sent to all parts of the rectness.

I nited State, and thus bring your ()f oats we have numerous reports of crty within the notice of hundreds of per- fields making ninety-five and one hundred sons, who otherwise would never have bushels to the acre, and one field is report-known that such property was for sale. ed to us as yielding Yl'i bushels to the acre. We also attend to the making and cxe- As to the yield of corn and potatoes, cutipg of all papers necessary to the trans- there is no use of talking. For it is c-fer of real estate, make collections, paj knowledged on nil sidis that Kansas beats taxes, and all business usually ijj pur litjj. the world on.

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