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Immigration Superintendent State Dc
It has been truthfully said that
"Land is the basis of all wealth." All
wealth, primari ly comes from the soil
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and in no section of our common, coun*
try does Earth respond more
and than in the
read and butter state^Minnesota.
While Minnesota has immense milting,
manufacturing, jobbing, transportation
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FOR STORES, SALOONS, HALLS, CHURCHES
To th.e Country Merchant searching for a reliable Lighting System, or the
City Merchant burdened with heavy light bills the Kosman Manufacturing Oo.
of St. Paul offer the Twin City Individual Lighting System as the most'relia-
ble and up-to-date system for stores, saloons, etc., and positively the finest
light on earth at less cost than Kerosene Lamps, and machines are guaranteed
Five Years. We sell directsave you all selling expense and make up plant to
fit your store. Our generator is low pressure (10 to 15 pounds) and positively
non-clogging. Ten-gallon tanks no hollow wire. Elegant fixtures.
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KOSMAN MFG. CO.,
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and shipping interests, they are large
ly dependent upon agriculture for their
success and support. Agriculture is
the great industry of the state. Ito at
least 80 per cent of the counties in the
state it predominates and in practically
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Thursday Evening-, (THE MINNEAPOIilS J6URWAL:$& August 31, 1905.
FACTS OF PRACTICAU^NTERESTiABOUT^ MINNESOTA
Answers to the Questions the Prospective Resident Would B&*Most Likely to AskJust What the Settler Wants to Know
every county there are large and grow
ing agricultural interests. The splen
did cities, towns and villages, scattered
thruout tne state, with their Universi
ties, colleges, schools, electric light and
water plants, libraries, splendid public
buildings and business blocks, substan
tial, comfortable homes, all depending
upon the prosperity of "the agricultural
communities surrounding them, are
silent but eloquent witnesses to the
-ffirtility and productiveness of tne soil,
and to the svecess awd prosperity of
those engaged in tilling it.
Man, of every race, has an attach
ment for the place of his birth, and
does not leave it without some good
cause. Men usually migrate because
they think they see a chance to better
their condition. Because farmers of
Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and other
states, where land values have become
very high, have been able to sell their
lands, and with the proceeds purchase
two or three times tne
Pay $350 or $400 for an ordinary
piano when fo
4 same ar ea of
equally as good land in southern and
western Minnesota, many of them have
done so and have? without doubt, im
proved their condition. For the same
reason, to improve their condition, peo
ple have come from the exhausted,
wornout farms of the eastern states,
from the overcrowded cities and from
foreign lands across the waters. People
everywhere are looking for chances to
do betfer, and if the great opportuni
ties and splendid resources ox Minne
sota were faithfully pictured and prop
erly placed before people who desire
to make new homes, the population of
every county in the state would be rap
To migrate, to change locations, to
sunder ties that have been years in
forming, to leave the old home and go
among strangers in a strange land, is
an undertaking requiring a stout heart,
and for a man or small or moderate
means, with wife and little ones de
pendent upon him, it is a proposition
that should not be lightly considered
or undertaken. The careful, conserva
tive man will investigate before taking
such a step, and among the queries
with which he will vex his mind are
Has the country under consideration
a healthy climate?
Will I be able to educate my chil
What are the social conditions?
Is there sufficient sunshine and rain
fall to mature crops?
Is agriculture in that section an ex
What is the soil and the markets?
What is the price of lands and upon
what terms can I purchase?
Will my investment increase in
"What can I produce?
Along these lines Minnesota will
compare favorably with any section of
America that is inviting settlers.
The healthfulness of Minnesota's cli
mate is conceded. Our air is a tonic,
pure, invigorating^ bracing. Theie is
no malaria, no agu, no yellow fever.
The public school system is one of
the best to toe found anywhere, about
one-half of all taxes raised being
for educational purposes. Our per
manent school fund amounts to more
than $16,000,000, and will eventually
exceed $75,000,000. Liberally sup
ported froc public schools, colleges and
universities are a guarantee that the
social conditions are favorable for the
development of the highest t^*pe of
American manhood and womanhood.
Prom the government weather re
ports for more than thirtv yeai we
find that the average rainfall for Min
nesota is 2 inched which is'sufficient
for crops gr#wn)^'tii^^1itucle. No
portion of MinnesoT^is setta-arid we
have no, droughts. .The government re
ports aaso show that "tl'ere are armuailv
about 158 clear, bright, sunshiny days.
That section of the country is best
which has a soil and climate that do
not require ai tificial means, such as
irrigation or commercial fertilizers, to
produee for a long period ot years,
abundant crops. Such a section is Min
Farming is not an experiment. The
length of the growing season, free from
killing frosts, has Jtn^en -well deteimined
It is now a wcll-settTccT and accepted
fact that to plant is to reap. Tnere
are nO( early frosts to kill or hot winds
to shrivel, blight and bake.
In the whole history of the state
there has never been a crop failure.
And when the crop has been produced
it is not necessary to give a large pro
portion of its proceeds fo Transporta
tion charges, for the best mai kets
the entire northwest are at our very
doors, thus giving the producer a de
cided advantage over the man who has
to transport his crop a thousand miles
or more to market.
Xtand values in* ^Minnesota vary
widely. A fair average price for im
proved farms in the older portions of
the state, where there is but little va-
You can get a Style E Colonial
Think of it, only $450 for the
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produced. This piano is the result
of many years of scientific work by
Chickering & Sons, resulting in the
greatest achievement of piano build
ing in the world.
The great artist demands nothing
but the best. Why should the am
bitious amateur be less easily sat
The price, &f)0
if desired, makes it possible for you
to own a Chickering & Sons piano.
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707 NICOLLET AVENUE.
Be sure to read Harry
Mitchell's editorial in
Friday evening's paper.
cant or unoccupied land, would prob
ably be from $40 to $50 an acre. In
the newer sections of the state, im
proved farms may be obtained at
prices ranging from $15 to $30 an
acre. Wild lands may be had at from
$2 to $15 an acre, according to loca
tion. The average price of about
2,000,000 acres of wild school lands,
heretofore sold by the state, has been
$6.26 an acre. State lands sold this
year should average abo ut $T an acre.
At no place are easier terms of pay
ment offered prospective settlers than
Minnesota. Most of the land com
panies make five and ten-vear land
contracts. The terms offered by the
state, 15 per cent cash and forty years'
time on the balance at 4 per ceirt an
nual interest, places a tract within the
reach of almost any one. The present
is a good time to purchase Minnesota
land. It is fair to presume it will
never be worth less money than today.
Those wiio purchase now will receive
the benefits of increased settlement
and development which are sure to
come, and which enhance land values.
Building roads, cutting ditches, erect
ing schools, constructing railways,
growth of tow ns and cities, and in
crease in population, all add to the
value of land. The population t)f the
rural districts of northern Minnesota
increased more than 70 per cent during
the last ten years. If we but reflect
upon the increase in land values in
the state for the last twenty years,
we cannot but come to the conclusion
that there are to be large increases in
the future. Twenty years ago farms
were to be had in southern Minnesota
at $20 and $25 an acre. Those lands
have been income property each year
and are today worth from $40 to $50.
Fifteen years ago the choicest tracts
in southwestern Minnesota could have
been purchased for $8 and $10 an
acre. Te years ago lands the Bed
river valley, lands as fertile as any
known, were going at $5 to $8 an acre,
tive years ago mixed hardwood
timber and meadow lands in northern
Minnesota counties were being sold
for $2 and $3 an acre. In all these
localities lands have doubled and
trebled in value and will do so again,
because good cheap lands are becoming
scarce, free government lands are a
thing of the past, and state lands, once
sold, will never be upon the markets
again upon such favorable terms.
.Jj' government census report for
1900, which contains the latest official
figures at hand, shows that in 1899 Min
nesota produced, round numbers, 47,-
000,000 bushels of corn, 95,000,000 bush
els of wheat, 74,000,000 bushels of oats,
24,000,000 bushels of barley, 2,000,000
bushels of rye, 6,000,000 bushels of flax,
lo,000,000 bushels of potatoes and
4,500,000 tons of hay. Altho a new
state, Minnesota ranks first in produc
tion of wheat, flour and feed output
second barley and flax fourth in
pats fifth in sugar from beets sixth
rye twelfth in hay and forage thir
teenth in corn and twenty-fourth in
We should not lose sight of the fact
that Minnesota is a corn state the
corn belt. According to the statisttes
of the United States agricultural de
partment, the average yield this
state for five years, from 1897 to 1901,
inclusive, was thirty bushels an acre,
being within one bushel an acre of the
average yield of such acknowledged
corn-producing states as Indiana, Illi
nois and Iowa.
Of late years there appears to be no
question in the mind of the public as
to adaptability of southern and western
Minnesota lands for diversified farming.
It is generally conceded that they rank
with the lands of Ohio, Indiana, Illi
nois, Iowa and southern Wisconsin. The
value of northern Minnesota lands is
generally less well known and under
All crops and products grown in the
southern half are successfully cultivated
in the northern half of the state, the
climate and the length of the growing
season bei ng practically the same. Th
soil is rich and deep, fertile and pro
ductive. Northern Minnesota counties
each vear have exhibits at the state
fair that in quantity, quality and ex
cellence, rival those from the older,
better settled southern counties. Grams,
grasses and root crops flourish. Nowhere
in the country do tame grasses, includ
ing mammoth and medium red clover,
white clover, alsike, alfalfa, timothy,
millet, blue joint, bluegrass, redtop,
and brown top grow more luxuriantly.
Professor Thomas Shaw, for many
years connected with the state agricul
tural college, in speaking of northeast
Cm Minnesota, said: "The land has an
almost marvelous adaptation to the
production of clovers, grasses and, in
deed, all kinds of grain essential to the
maintenance of livestock. This is an
ideal stock countrya ideal country
Assistant Secretary of Agriculture
Hays, foi many years professor of ag-
For RentBest broker's office in
St. Paul. This office is centrally lo
cated in National German American
Bank building. Large main office
'with, large slate blaciiboard, ticker
stands for three tickers nice pri
vate office with fireproof vault, etc.
Excellent outfit of furniture and
fixtures. All in shape for business
in 24 hours. Excellent opening for
some Chicago Minneapolis house
now without St. Paul connections.
Tour entrances to officetwo from
street and two from corridor. Look
this over. It is the best there is in
Call 115-117 E. Fourth Street,
St. Paul, Minn.
Direct from farmers and in no
other -way. We employ no
agents or storekeepers to take
in Cream for us. That plan is
expensive. Our plan Is econ
omical. No buyer's salary.no
We can afford to pay more
and do pay more than other
See oar exhibit at
Fair. Visit our Cream
ery when in St. Paul.
riculture at the Minnesota state uni
versity, in speaking of this same sec
tion, said: ''Here remains one of the
regions where the homeseeker with
limited means can still find lands at a
low price. Th great are as of clay
lands in the timbered areas, mosf of
which bore hardwood timber, are to
day selling farther below their real val
ue than the lands on the borders of the
semi-arid regions, where the rainfall is
deficient, or than some of the lands of
the corn belt, where prices have soared
above the prices possible for the poor
man to pay. The peaty soils also have
a value, especially where they may
serve as meadow or pasture lands adja
cent to the clay lands under the plow.
While the work of clearing the new
farm year by year is tedious, yet the
owner can look forward to a very large
increase in the selling prices of his land.
This region remains the one place where
the man can 'grow up with the coun-
try.' The world has not yet found a
better place to raise a strong raee of.
boys and girls than in the rapidly de
veloping pioneer home."
Our whole country has been enjoy*
ing an unprecedented era of prosperity,
and the northwest has been growing
and developing with amazing rapidity
during the last decade. Minnesota is
in the very heart of the great wave of
prosperity that has been sweeping over
our country, and invites, and will wel
come, thrifty, industrious, energetic
men in all walks of life, to come and
share in our happiness, content and
ST. PAUL, MINN.
To Merchants Visiting the State
Fair: It will pay you to call
in andsee us.
For Fair Week.
We carry only the best merchandise,
give the quickest and best service,
and most liberal treatment.
St. Paul, The Great Home Market
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