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Scotia, Nkbuaska, Feb. 4, '85. Ed. Cockier: - Permit me, an old Ann Ai Ixii ite, to say a few words to your reader- in regard to tiiis Western country. It il nol a paradise, as I used to believe beton I law it, but I must say that for the man of limited means it is a grand country. Ilere he can get a home and gain wcaltli (uicker tban in auy other state 1 have been in. The climate is dry and ht-althy; the soil is ricli and productive and easily tilled, no stones orstumps; land ranges in price froni $2 to $15 per acre, owingto location, quality and quantity of improveinents. Thi is the county seat, a prosperous little town two years old, of 300 people, and Iota selling at trom $30 to $150 each. The right hand of fellowsblp is extended to all newcomers. The only pas-sport to friendship and brothcrly love required here is iutelligence, honesty, and industry. The man possessing these cannot fail. Church and school advantages are jrood. In this new county there are already 32 school dist liet and 3 churches. The country is settling rapklly by a splendid class of eastern people, many of them in easy circumstances, who come to secure land for their children. School ma'ams are in great deinand - not only by the school board, but by our sturdy young bachelor farmers. The average young lady remanís single aboutone year after hernrrival. Then she is gobbled up by a steady, Industrióos farmer, who has got wellstarted on his farm. There are some exciting courtships. Recently, I drove up to a house on a pleasant Sunday afternoon, and there were young men on all sides of the small building, and when I went in I found seven inside. 1 counted sixteen in all, and as there was only one girl, I concluded I would stand no show and left. The single men, as near es may be guessed, far outnumber the single ladies, and so many of the boys go unmated. This is not only a good country for the poor man, and the young lady (I atn rnarried now), but the man of wealth as well. Money is worth from 10 to 30 per cent., and can be iuvested safely and legitimately so as to bring this rate of interest. The young men are sure to succeed. l!isin-rfilllv.


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