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Saturday, Xovember 16. 1912" 19
EL PASO HERALD
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' Three years ago when agricultural development first started in the Mimbres Valley, there were more doubters than believers in the success of the, enterprise- Furthermore, fne people who didn t be
lieve such an enterprise possible did nearly all the talking. To W it appeared a great joke. Toothers, it was a cause for indignation that money shouldbe so wantonly wasted. The sanity of men be-
hind the enterprise was seriously questioned in some quarters.
The first year's results made many converts. Others who were not converted, stopped talking, and the organization of the Deming Chamber of Commerce gathered the faithful together. The efforts
of this organization backed up' by solid 'results every year has not only served to dissipate any doubts concerning the ultimate development of the valley into one of the best agricultural sections of the South
west but have opened up new possibilities beyond the dreams of the most buoyant of the pioneers. .
Modem business buildings costing from $10,000 to $60,000.00 have risen where three years ago stood cheap shacks and disreputable shanties. Land that three years ago was worthless, produong
nothing except scant pasturage for hungry steers, is now producing six and seven tons of alfalfa to the acre which sells in the field for seven dollars per ton.
And still this wonderful section is not developed, or half developed, or one-tenth developed. The same opportunities exist here in the way of cheap lands thatexisted three years ago, except that now
there is no risk no speculation, as to the outcome. It has been demonstrated, farming has passed the experimental stage. It is still a ground-floor proposition.
There are investments in farming lands to suit the size of every purse. There are small tracts near town that may be purchased for small cash payments, and the balance on terms to suit the purchaser.
There is land fully developed upon the same terms; there is raw acreage property five miles from town for forty or fifty dollars per acre; there are relinquishments obtainable for from $7.50 to $20 per acre.
Seven and one-half dollars per acre bought the famous Hund ranch three years ago. This ranch is now producing net $50 per acre, each year. '
Note the statements of farmers appearing on this page. If you want these statements verified, write to the farmers signing these statements. The address of each is Deming, N. M. Come Kere aod
meet this gentleman or a hundred others, and you will hear the same story of investment in low-priced lands, of the immense productiveness of these lands, or the rise in value of the same. 'And the cheap
and undeveloped lands aretill here waiting for you to do the same thing that others have done and are doing every day.
Deming, N. M., Not. 8, 1912.
I came here from Hennessey, Okla., in Novem
ber, 1906. I came here looking for cheap lands,
and thought of engaging in the stock business. I
own 480 acres of land. My improvements are
located in the NW. 1-4, Sec 32, T. 24 S., R. 9W.
My irrigation well and easing cost $500, my mo
tor cost $600, pump $600, engine house $50. My
well delivers 1200 gallons of water per minute,
enough to irrigate 160 acres. Grubbing 80 acres
cost $160. My land is perfectly level, in its nat
ural state; I had forty-five acres in milp maifee
this year. My electricity bill for this year's
pumping was $156.00. The cost of raising maize
is $6 per acre. My profit ths season on maiae is
$39 per acre. My quarter of land under irriga
tion is worth $12,000.00. My uncultivated land
is worth $8,000.00. My total investment to date'
in the Mimbres Valley is $4,000.00.
Yours Tery truly.
- . iu V. WILKINSON.
Deming, N. M., Nov. 8, 1912.
I came here in July, 1909, from Pittsburg, Pa,,
seeking investment in cheap lands. I paid 4.25
per acre for 320 acres four miles south of Dem
ing, $3.25. per acre for 160 acres nine miles .
southwest of Deming, and $8.00 per acre for 160
acres adjoining last named tract. My dwelling,
barns and outbuildings cost $1,200, fencing cost
$600, well and pump -cost $1,650, pump being a
No. 6 centrifugal, and crude oil engine 50 h. p.
cost installed $2,750. I have 160 acres in culti
vasfcion, with a pumping plant also on 160 acres
four miles south of -town'. I am farming 160
acres nine miles southwest. Grubbing this
quarter cost me $6.50 per acre, and I got
-$1,000.00 worth of wood from the grubbing.
Leveling cost about $5 per acre. My crop this
year was as follows: 40 acres beans, 22 acres
onjpns, 10 acres melbns, 11 acres' milo anaize, 20
WATER 30 PARTS SOLID TO 100,000
Deming, N. 3, ISor. 8, 11932,
I located here in November, 1911, coming her-e
rom Poplar Bluff, Mo. I came here for my
father's health, he being troubled with asthma.
He has improved wonderfully sinee movkig
acres cane, 2 acres potatoes, 5 acres alfalfa, 50 alfalfa here is about $35 per acre, and I got here. I bought two relmqinshments, one of
acres orchard. The items .of expense on an aero about six and a half tons to the acre, the market which I homesteaded, and one upon which I
of beans is as follows: ,
tt.w. " . - .25 exclusive of orchard which is not yet in bear- $900.00, and my No. 5 pump cost $2T5. I have
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is; -worth" $16,000.00, 480 acres of uncultivated gasoline bill tor the season was yu. i produced
and .unimproved land is worth $12,000.00, 160 fifty tons of feed worth. $10 per ton. My desert
aerds under irrigation and cultivation. 50 acres claim is now worth with above improvements
$8000.00, my uncultivated quarter sectiom is
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price of which ranged from $14 to $16 per ton. filed a desert claim. The land cost me- $1225.0a
My average net profit from farming this year, I dug my own well, installed an engine for
wi11c; ,? nw.iia.Tii wbifth is not vet in bear- $900.00, and my No. 5 pump cost $T5. I have
; LOO . .mgv was $50.00 per acre. One quarter of land, 75 acres in cultivation this season, 45 of which
- n" - ,..-, vl , -i " 4 J J':,- ,, - . , m-nnntr -rinf. was in maize, and 30 acres in wkii&r wheat. My'
J..UU ' xutir .iimtsa suum uj. xuxiiixig nwi jju.j.j.pu- x..
Kve irrigations ...J , . 250
Cultivation . . ... t-.jv .-. . .. . . XQv.
Harrowing . . ........ .25-"r
-Threshing .... ...., ....... 1.25-
" .'Sacks. . 90' ';
Making a total expense of one acre of beans
of which is in orchard which will come hr bear
ing next year, is worth $32,000.00, aggregating
36O,Q0& My total investment in this valley in
lTidiTrmrnvvmMits- fttp.. amount now to
$10.90. My gross income per acre from beans $20,000.00. Yours very truly,
this year was $60.00. The expense of growing A. L. TAYLOR.
fMAIL THIS COUPON TO
Secretary Chamber of Commerce, 1 9 1
Deming, New Mexico
Dear Sir: I am interested in Deming and the Mimbres Valley and would be
pleased to have you send me full information regarding the following: -jga.
MARK X TO THE RIGHT OF SUBJECTS THAT INTEREST YOP MOST . '
' Climate Deeded Land Other Farm Products .
Soil Small Tracts Mining
"Water City Property Irrigation
Stock Raising ' Garden Truck ' - Business Openings .
Railway - Fruit Manufacturing
Relinquishments Alfalfa Schools
Haste " 7
11 street " ',
Tovru and State -:
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worth $3,000.00. My total investment here, in
cluding living, expenses for myself and family,
stock, implements, and all totals $5,000.00.
ITor. 12, 1912.
I came from Pittsburg, Pa., STanuary 25, 1906,
and my object in coming here was to secure
cheap land. My land cost but the filing fees.
The well with which I irrigate cost, everything
complete with a 50 h. p. gas engine and 3So. 7
pump, $,000.00. I have eighty acres Si-cidtifa-tion.
Grubbing cost on eighty acres an vexage
of $7 per acre, and I got 50 cords of wood worth
$ per cord. Leveling cost me on the- average
about $4 per acre. I had in crop tins year acres
of tomatoes, 1 of berries, 10 in beans, 7 hi ofets) 6
in watermelons, one-third of an acre in peanafe,
1 acre in garden truck", 12 in maize, 1 in spolts, 5
in alfalfa. My profit in farming this season aver
aged $50 per acre. My cultivated land is worth
$75 per acreaid my uncultivated land is worth
$50 per acre. My total investment here to date
is $6,000.00. Yours truly,
H. B. STRIOKLBK.
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