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ARMille Lacs County, Minn., Stockman
Tells of Advantages of Rum River Valley for Stock RaisingEx
ceptional Opportunities for Stockmen and Farmers.
Between St. Paul and Minneapolis
on the south, and Duluth and Superior
on the north, lies one of the finest stock
countries on the American continent.
This is known as the cut-over or burnt
over lands of Minnesota. This large
and fertile tract of land seems to have
been in a measure overlooked in the
great rush of immigration to the west
and the Canadian northwest, but is now
fast being settled by farmers and stock
men from nearly ail parts of the coun
try and is becoming known as one of
the best stock ana grazing countries
in the United States. Here is the home
of the big red clover, blue-joint and
Kentucky Dluegrass, etc. Clover once
sown here without plowing the land
seems to live and nourish for years
without winter killing or dying out.
Blue grass and white clover come in
natural as soon as the brush is cut
or browsed off by the stock. Here are
the greatest and most productive nat
tiral hay meadows in the United States.
These meadows, many of which contain
many hundreds of acres, were formerly
covered with tamarack trees, which
have been killed by fires, have dried
up, fallen over and then been burned
up by the fires which generally sweep
thru these tall grasses every season,
until many of the meadows can be cutfuel
with mowing machines with but little
clearing up. Oftentimes everything
burns up clean, and, being perfectly
level, the land becomes the most valu
able in the state.
One great advantage these meadows
have over most land of this nature in
other states is that they have a nat
ural drainage, and it is seldom that
water stands on these lands except in
the early spring and in wet seasons,
and whenever alkali clover and timothy
is sown they grow in great abundance
and crowd all other grasses out and
often produce from two to three tons
of hay to the acre, and it is here that
cattle get rolling fat during summer,
and keep right on growing during the
winter, when fed on this hay, which is
the very best quality of hay to put onMontana
flesh. It is here where stock can betana
fattened for the arket on clover and
vegetables, as they do in the old coun
try, and without corn, for there is po
country where more or better turnips
and beets grow to the acre than here.
It is here that stock can graze and
put on flesh a3 many months in the
years as ariv place east of the Rocky
mountains, for, as a general thing, snow
Beldom comes here before the holidays,
Rnd stock can get their living at least
a month earlier in the spring than they
can on the prairies, but winter pas
tures that have not been fed over dur
ing summer should be provided stock
for winter and early spring grazing,
and statistics show that, take one year
with another, we have less than one
half as much snow here as they do in
Wisconsin or Iowa.
Some may say: "O! it costs more
money to clear this land up than it does
to buy prairie land all ready for the
plow, and will take a lifetime to do
East half of Section 7, Township 140, Eange 78, Burleigh County, North
Dakota. 320 acres fine blafck soil in the hard wheat and flax country, six
miles from railroad, in a well-settled community, where adjoining lands are
selling at from $12 to $30 per acre coal mines, schools and churches near.
Your chance to secure an ideal farm at half price about 20 acres of plowed
land, 100 acres splendid meadow, balance wild. Price, $10.50 per acre
easy terms.
Either improved, raw prairie or timber lands, you will find It to your interest to call
and interview me, as I have choice selections in all the above. Improved farms are
from $20.00 to $50.00 per acre. Choice meadow and timber lands from $8.00 to $15,00.
all sold on easy terms, With twenty years experience in farm land business in
Minnesota, I can assist you in locating to good advantage. References furnished,
THOMAS E. SIME, 309^ Jackson St., St. Paul, Minn.
VA Blocks from Union Depot, Opposite "Merchants' Hotel."
Pine County as a Farming Region
By Professor Thomas Shaw.
My opinion has been asked as to
the adaptability of the land in Pine
county to the growing of livestock and
to farming'generally, and more espe
cially of that portion of the county
east' of the Great Northern railroad
and above the St. Croix river.
1 have noticed that in the area under
consideration, and indeed in all that
part of Minnesota and northwestern
Wisconsin, wherever hardwood timber
is found the land has an almost
marvelous adaptation to the production
of clovers, grasses and indeed all kinds
of grain essential to the maintenance
of livestock of all kinds usually kept
upon the farm. I have also observed
that in sandy stretches, which occur
here and there in various parts of the
whole area referred to, the land is not
productive, more especially where jack
pine grows upon it. Happily, those
sandy areas are not of groat' extent.
I have fui'ther observed that in much
of this country are marsh lands inter
spersed with the forest lands. These
are likely to repel rather than to at
tract the settler who is seeking for
land, owing to the somewhat dreary
appearance which they present in their
subdrained condition, but to the writer
they would be an attraction, as many
of them at least are underlaid with a
clay subsoil. This means that when
drainedand usually they are not dif
ficult of drainagethey can be made
to grow hay and pasture and certain
other foods in great luxuriance, and
as it were in perpetuity and without
enrichment, owing to the vast stores of
the same deposited in these thru long
forgotten centuries. These swam])
lands, when drained, leave a marvelous
adaptation to the growth of alsike
clover, timothy and red top and clover.
it." Now, this is a mistaken idea. Of
course, it does cost from $5 to $8 per
acre to clear the average of this land
ready for the plow, but what have you
got when it is all cleared up? You have
got land that will raise as good wheat,
oats, barley, vegetables and clover as
any land in the United States, and
what is it worth per acre? As much as
the land south and west of the twin
cities or in Iowa, and the writer has
raised corn on the Pleasant Valley
stock farm, owned by the Thompson
Cattle company, in Mille Lacs county,
for the past seven years, and only one
failure, and the corn yielded on an aver
age of over forty bushels per acre of
sound corn. We have cleared up sev
eral acres of land on our farm, all exbuy
cept the stumps, at a cost of $2 per
acre, and one acre of this land will
carry a full-grown steer thru the graz
ing season.
We have several large fields as clear
of stumps and lying as beautiful as
any Iowa prairie which we plow with
a sulky plow, and reap the grain with
a binder, that the cost of clearing did
not exceed $12 per acre.
One important thing that must not
be overlooked in buying land and build
ing up a home in this country, is the
and building material and fence
posts. These dry tamarack posts last
nearly as long as cedar and cost prac
tically nothing. Sawmills are scat
tered over this country where logs are
sawed for $4 per 1,000, or one-half
the lumber, and the building of barns
and houses, is very inexpensive when
compared to building on the prairies
where lumber and fence posts are so
very expensive. Here we have the best
markets in the country, with St. Paul
and Minneapolis fifty miles on the
south, and Duluth and Superior and theSouthern
greatest iron mines in the world on the
north within 100 miles, makes this an
ideal location as to markets.
Freight on a car of cattle from our
place to South St. Paul is $20, while
freight on a car of stock from central
is over $200 per car. Mon
stock is on the road four days and
nights, and from here less than four
hours. Here from one to one and a half
acres will graze a cow, during the sea
son there it takes from ten to twenty
on an average, with the free ranges
growing less and less every year. Here
we have an abundance of pure water,
and droughts are unknown. Stock suf
fers much for water, and prolonged
droughts prevail the year around nearly
every season. Sheep do equally as well*
as cattle here. Foot rot and scab are
lunknown. Many Montana stockmen
are buying these Mille Lacs county
lands and developing them into boun
teous farms, and business men from the
crowded cities are returning to the
farms and seeking the simpler life.
Behind the squaw's birch-bark canoe,
Where warriors led their braves,
Now bounteous farms are blossoming1
Above old Indian graves.
George Thompson,
Page, Minn.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Healy has
some more
Dandy Bar-
gains. Gome On!
I'll go in
with you,
and we'll
2 or 3
They are
not far from
From what has been said, therefore,
it will be apparent that this is an iea.l.
stock country. As a grazing country
it is away ahead of southern and west
ern Minnesota. I is, therefore, an
ideal country for dairying. Thi3 means
that it is also an ideal country for
growing swine, since the two go hand
in hand. What it lacks for this purpose
in corn production is made up in
production of barley, peas and field
roots. The abundance of the pastures,
and their succulence, thru nearly all
the summer, adapt it admirably to sheep
husbandry. I is also an ideal country
for growing beef, as everybody knows,
or may know, that when cattle which
are being fattened are fed on good clov
er hay rather than on corn fodder, they
will finish equally well on from one
half to three-fourths of the rations of
grain needed to accomplish the same re
sult with corn fodder.
I am not pleading for this area. I
am giving my opinion' in regard to it.
Personally it will make no difference
to me tho it should remain a wilder
ness, but from the day that my eyes
first saw this country in the winter of
1894, when covered with snow, the high
opinion which I then formed of it has
been more than sustained by occasional
trips made here and thee thru it since
in the summer season. My opinion has
been asked in regard to itj and for that
reason I give it. As one interested in
the agricultural development of the
state, I would that intending settlers
would look this country over, which is
so easily accessible to the two cities,
before they push out into the treeless
areas of the dry west in search of a
home. The land in this region is prob
ably not more than one-fourth of
price of that in the southern areas of
the state, and for stock keeping it has
no superior in any part of Minnesota.
The above cut fairly represents the building on a fine farm' of 310 acres, on R. D. route, well improved *and
productive, no waste land, all under cultivation, surface gently rolling, 100 acres seeded to timothy, house contains
five rooms, good horse barn, machine shed, cow barn and granary well .and windmill, fine water the Soo railway
crosses this farm only four and one-half miles from Grlenwood, the county seat of Pope County, Minnesota* Price
$35.00 per acre. .Usual commissions paid agents.
We will male anv reasonable terms. W. Carson, Glenwood, Minn.
ilealy Land Co.
Bed Lake Falls, Bed Lake Co., Minn
160 acres, 3 miles from N.
P, Ry. station. Frame
house", 12 acres broke, 30
acres meadow, good
heavy clay soil, no sand.
Near school. $12 per
acre. Cordwood will pay
for land.
in the famous Des
Moines Valley of
Minnesota. W have several
improved corn and dairy farms to sell
on easy termsin settlement of Illinois
and Iowa farmers.
N. W PULVER, Jackson, Minn.
Correspondence Solicited.
$ 6 to S35 per acre. By sending Postal Card
mentioning this paper you will receive.
of either Otter Tail, Wadena. Todd, Cass or
Becker Counties. Low Prices. Easy Terms.
We are larpe owners. Write us.
And Prairie Lands in Red Lake and Marshall
Counties, Minnesota, at prices S15.QO to
S3Q.OO, or Thief River Falls City Real
Estate, write to or call on
Chief Features of Anniversary Celebra
tion of Anoka Congregationalists.
ANOKA. MINN.The Congregational church
will celebrate its fiftieth anniversary in May.
This society was organized on May 6, 1855,
and built the first place of worship in Anoka.
The present pastor is liev. Edwin Ewell, who
came here from Iowa. There will be services
on Sunday, April 30. and Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday following, and Sunday, May 7. The
week will e "Old Home Week," for members
who moved from town. I
On Sunday, April 30, the evening service will
be known as "Young People's Night," with
the following: "Our Sunday School, Past and
Present," G. II. Goodrich "Our Endeavor
Society," Mrs. L. J. Peck address. "A Cap
tured Dream," Clinton M. Norton, Minneapolis.
The text for the morning sermon will be
"Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today and
Forever," the same theme used Sunday morn
ing fifty years ago. Wednesday, May 3, at 11-
a.m, a general church rally will be held, dinner
being served by the ladies of the church, and
followed by reminiscences, greetings and toasts.
Re\. George R. Merrill, D.D., of Minneapolis,
will give an afternoon address, "Lessons of
Fifty Years." In the.. evening Rev. A. A.
Graves will extend greetings from the Metho
dist church. Rev. Harold Hunting, assistant
pastor of Plymouth church, Minneapolis, will
make an address, "Our Young People," and
Rev. Mr. Rollins one on "The Beautiful Gate."
Tlnirsday evening will be civic night, when
Mayor Tones and Judge Waite. of Minneapolis,
will address the audience. Friday evening Rev.
F. R. Leach will extend greetings from the
Baptist church, and Rev. Clement Clarke, D.D.,
pastor of the First Congregational church. Min
neapolis, will lecture on "The Real Mission of
th$j Church." On Sunday, May 7. Robert P.
Heirick, D.D., of Minneapolis, will lecture ou
"The Sons of the Pilgrims," followed by com
munion services. In the evening Rev.. Heurv
Holmes, pastor of Lowry Hill Congregational
chnrch, Minneapolis, will speak on "The Open
ing Sentence of a Great Book." On civic
night the speakers will be introduced by Mayor
George McCauley, of Anoka.
Academy at Owatonna Will Graduate
a Class of Thirty.
OWATONNA, MINN.The honor speakers at
academy for commencement have been
determined ujon as follows: Alva Earley of
Detroit, James Chapman of Owatonna. Miss Gert
rude Hicks of Tracy, Robert Nelson of Albert
Lea, Floyd Bell of Owatonna, Miss Gertrude
Bendixen of Springfield, Martin Jensen of Clarks
Grove, and Sidney Klnyon of Owztonna.
The first two are respectively, valedictorian
and salutatorian. The other six are not chosen
for scholarship primarily, but for oratorical
ability, the first three being elected by the class,
the other three by the faculty.
In addition to this feature of commencement,
whifh will be held June 12 to 15, there will be
a class pliy. a field day, a class play by the
graduating class, alirnni banquet, junior ban
quet, art exhibit, recitals in the special depart
Cnt3 jf music and oratory and a prize mili
yVere arc aboat thirty members of the gradu
ating class, about evenly divided as to the sexes.
The'Minneapilis me libers are Herbert Bly, Frank
Jones and Howird Freeman. The entire class
will so to Minneapolis to have commencement
photographs taken.
Anniversary of the Coining of the Hay
wards I Celebrated.
PINE ISLAND, MINX.A reception was held
last evening in honor of the fiftieth anniversary
of the arrival In Pine Island of Giles and George
Havward. About 200 guests were present. A
banquet was served and a musical and literary
program presented. Rev. S. U. Updyke. rector
of the Episcopal church, acted as chairman and
delivered an address, giving guiany interesting
details of the arrival over an Indian trail of
the Haywards at the present site of Pine Island.
letters frcm friends and rela
tives distant of this country and Eng
land were read. Rev. K. O. Lawrsson, pastor of
the Methodist church, responded for the younger
people. Giles Hayward is 75 and George 69.
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Are? 1 Yes
Defective Page
SjHE^'MlN^ ^^HApnl V7r
ytrtf looking for a winning land proposition?,
Then lets talk business. W,e are handling the finest body
of land for stock raising and dairying ever offered a home-
seeker. It is in Mille Lacs county, Minnesota.
It's one of the barns belonging to the Thompson Cattle Co., at Page,
Mille Lacs county, Minnesota. Page is only twelve miles north of Mllaca,
where our land office Is located. The above barn was erected in 1902, at
a cost of $4,000. It is 80x144, with full basement. Capacity for 500 tons of
hay and 4,000 bushels of grain, and will hold 350 head of cattle. The
Thompson Cattle Co. has a ranch of 3,000 acres.
Read article on this page entitled "A Mille Lacs County, Minnesota,
Stockman," and you will become convinced that you need not look else-
where, but let us show you lands in the vicinity of this stock ranch. You
can buy these lands at $10 to $15 per acre, on very easy terms.
Don't let land agents fool you. Buy this land while it is chea.p and on
the market.
50 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul and 100 south of Duluth
and Superlor-rtwo of the greatest commercial centers of the west.
Every acre of this land will double In value In five to ten years, in its
present state*. An expense of $2 to $8 per acre will make this land worth
three .times what you pay for it.
We have ail kinds of land propositions and solicit your correspon-
dence. Maps, circulars and full information cheerfully sent.
Call at our branch office at 907-8-9 Phoenix building, Minneapolis,
when passing thru the city.
astern Minnesota Land Co.,
f| Milaea, Minn.
Land Bargains in Anoka County
TTo vn Wish to Buy a "Wheat Ranch, Stock Ranch, Chicken Ranch or a Splendid Home 1
It $0, you should bear in mind that it is to your interest to buy in the
ight place, well located, and at the right price, and on reasonable terms.
A'uy should you go to the far northwest on the bleak prairie, aT*y from
sell Jols and churches and markets when you can buy for nearly the same
^'l^yie I'^gbt here in civilization, close to schools and churches and at the
i rerj gateway of the two best markets in the United States?
Anoka county is the home of the dual purpose cow, the stockman's
''^harvest fielus, the rancher's paradise, with wonderful opportunities for
x-'/ sjchQphi..an.d
at this
and markets. When you ca buy for nearly
fijhfrK*wsiit he*re in civilization close to schoolsn and churches and the
verv" gatPway of the two best markets in the United States
I The City of Anoka, the county seat, is a hustling little city of 5,000
lmalutnnts, beautifulh situated on the Rum and Mississippi rivers, 17 miles north of Min-
neapollb, has three railroads, two banks, two starch factories, a sash and door factory,
sawmill, a boot and shoe factory, 1,500-barrel flourmill, a fine sanitarium,, five hotels and
twelve churches. It has one of the best markets in the state and is a live town is lib-
erally supnlied with shade trees and is a beautiful and healthy place. We are offering
some exceptionally rare bargains in Anoka nnd surrounding counties also cultivated and
uncultivated lands, timber, pasture and meadow lands in tracts of from 40 acres to 800
acres. Just write us about what you want and we will try to match you. Map of Anoka
-county sent on application.
Dell Cummings & CO.,
Corner Second Avenue and Jackson Street, Anoka, Minnesota.
What the W. E Lindsey Land Company of Monticello, Wrigrht County, Min-
nesota, have to offer in Real Bargains In Improved farms. You have already
seen cuts of some of the farm buildings in our locality and must see this is a
prosperous country.
No. 1:S0
acres, 1% miles from town, best of soil, $32.50 per acre.
No. 292^ acre's, 3 miles from town, $33 per acre.
No. 3SO acres, 3 miles from town. All under plow. No buildings. $21 an acre.
No. 4120 acres, 3% miles from town, $28 per acre.
No. 5160 acres, 5 miles from town, on R. F. D., $32.50 per acre.
No. 6210 acres, 6 miles from town, 2 miles to creamery and P. O. On R.
F. D, Near fine lake. A fine dairy farm, good buildings. Only $20 per acre.
Only 37 miles from St. Paul and Minneapolis. Write for price list of im-
proved farms.
SOILA rich clay loam with clay subsoil retaining the moisture, so thnt
it will grow whatever is planted in it.
MOISTUREA gentle rolling country, well watered with numerous springs
and trout streams, guaranteeing it free from drought.
GRASSCovered with a heavy growth of blue joint and red top, five or
six feet in height. A paradise for cattle.
CLOVER"The land of the Big Red Clover." "The best grass and clover
producing country in all Minnesota,'' says Professor Thomas Shaw.
FRUITSRaspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and other
small fruit grow wild in great abundance. "Why not cultivate them?
VEGETABLESPotatoes and all other vegetables do well. Over $300,000
worth of potatoes have been shipped in one season from one small
MEADOWSGreat natural meadows, easily cleared and producing three
or four tons of hay to the acre, are all through the country.
HARDWOODBirch, bass, elm, maple and red oak grow everywhere, mak-
ing the best of cordwood and timber and proving the quality of
the soil..
LUMBERSawmills all through the country take the settlers' logs and
furnish him lumber at half what he must pay, elsewhere.
GAMETrout streams everywhere, and in the season venison and partridge*
three times a day.
MARKETSJust 100 miles from St. Paul and Minneapolis and 50 miles
from Duluth and Superior, the head of the Lakes and open naviga-
tion to the rest of the world. Where can you find a better location
to dispose of all your products?
RAILROADSThe Great Northern and the Northern Pacific Raili*ad3
already traverse this country, and others are coming, for they must
get into Duluth, the greatest port in the United States. Early
morning trains take fruit, milk, poultry or vegetables into the great
cities quickly, cheaply and without shrinkage, and late afternoon
trains return pails, cans and profits.
INVESTMENTYou pay from $7.00 to $15.00 per acre and but $2.00 or
$3.00 down! Nothing can keep these lands when cultivated and pro-
ductive from going to from $50.00 to $100.00 per acre.
TERMS$2.00 to $3.00 per acre cash and balance in ten annual installments with
interest at 6 per cent. Prices from $7.00 to $15.00 per acre. Privilege of pay-
ing in full at any time and stopping interest. Good titles and warranty
deeds. Half rates to see these lands at any time. Fare to land and return to
Twin Cities, $3.00. For maps and descriptive matter or other information
call or write
Globe Building. St. Paul, Minn.
S"' M0N
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Special Correspondence.
Crookston', Minn., April 27.Condi-
tions are ripe in "this neck of
woods" for a "killing." You have
all heard of Crookston, the queen city
located in the heart or the famous Red
river valley, as a hustling, bustling,
little city of 7,000 wide-awake souls.
You may have heard of its prosper
ing business enterprises, its great rail
road, an'd shipping facilities, best, of
markets and advantageous condition
that builds up rich communities, but dothe
you know what is the "backbone" of
all this? I is Polk county, and Polk
county is "God's country,'' where the
thrifty farmer is getting rich, where
crop failures are unknown and where
the splendid educational advantages of
Crookston' are duplicated with school
houses and a graded system of educa
tion, reaching all over this splendid
I would have felt like a "Carnegie"
or a public benefactor today if some
of the farmers of the east could have
taken the drive I did this morning. I
certainly would cause them "to ''si upyou
straight," and make preparations for
moving their families out to this glo
rious community.
W. H. Morse was responsible for this
drive, and right here lwaht to extend
my thanks to him for courtesies ex
tended. This young business man ofa
Crookston is the "goods." Just the
right sort. Enjoying the confidence
an'd friendship of all classes in Polk
county he is "the homefinder" whose
word and representations can be abso
lutely relied upon, and being at the
head of one of the most promintent and
reliable real estate companies in thecounty,
great northwest, and thoroly conver
sant with the country "speaks by theMr.
card Talking with Mr. Morse, I
asked him to give it to me "straight"
regarding Polk, so we could "put it updependence
right" to the men of the older settled
sections that are looking for newsomething
homes. He said:
"Williams, it would be foolish for me
to say anything 'off color' about our
county for two reasons. First, there
isn't anything here but the best to
offer, and,- second, we do not want to
offer any goods here and then not bea
able to deliver them after they are
looked over. You know a good deal
what the country is from what you are
I seeing. You know it is in the heart of
I the Red River valley of Minnesota, a
section that is known favorably all
[around the world, and I .can only add
(Capital and Surplus, $150,000.)
Great Activity in Red River Valley LandsPolk County
One of the Garden Spots of Minnesota-SnBppy
Talk With W. H. Morse of Crooks^!^^"
ton, Minnesota,
that the soil is a rich black loam from
three to four feet in depth with a clay
and Furnish You
A Steady income for Lile
Write for Detailed Information
We Are Selling Improve Farms
Big Stone and Traverse Counties,
Prices Range from $30 to $45 per Acre
If you want to raise Corn, Tame Grass, and all kinds of small grain this is
the place to buy land.
Our country has everything you wantRural^ Telephone, Rural Mail Route,
Creameries, etc.
We are land owners and sell our own land only. Write for information.*
O'Brien Land Company
A Home Like This for You
Garden Spot of Minnesota
subsoil, and, what is more, it does not
every acre here is tillable:
and crop failures are unknown, and good
pure water is reached from 15 to 20 feet.
The climate* is the best on earth and
sanitary conditions are right. All the
lands are improved and vary from $25
to $40 an acre and we arcnot looking
for a cheap grade of settlers, but good,
substantial farmers who are tired ofs
conditions back east and want to give
boys and girls a gopd start towards,
happiness and prosperity in a section
where the environments equal any
state in the union.
Wheat, oats, barley, rye, flax, buck
wheat, macaroni and corn are raised,
also potatoes, sugar beets, beans, peas..-,
and fruits in abundance, while for stocky
we have them all beaten with hay#&
clover, timothy, redtop and other
Dairying is an important industry and
the "man with cows" can.find the best
of markets for his product. I said:
"What are the opoprtunities. and have
lands like these for sale?" Mr.
Morse laughed and said: "Polk is a
pretty big county also many of our
farmers who have gotten rich are mov
ing into town and with selling a por
tion of their holdings, that they have
acquired, it gives us a chance to offer
series of propositions that are money
makers." On our drive in Mr. Morse
showed me a beautiful half section of
land about five miles from Crookston,
all under cultivation, large house, barn,
granary, good well, improvements in
first-class repair and every acre tillable.
This farm is one of the best in the
has made a fortune for one
man, and can be bought for $40 an aere.
Morse has promised to send me
some letters from farmers who have
come "out of the east" and gained, in
and prosperity, and next
week I am going to give my readers
pat'' and information that,
if followed up by farmers who are look
ing for "the soot, "will cause them to
look "good old Polk county" over. I
did not write this article as any
"boost" to any one in particular, but if
any settler or investor who wishes to
get next'' to something good will drop
line to Mr. Morse he can get more
valuable information in a minute than
I am capable of giving in a lifetime,
and you can rely absolutely on what
"this chap" says. .*._,
Good-by until next week,
Ward D. Williams.
we CoTHMak vou
Prosperous independent
In the above cut is shown an ideal home of a prosperous Traverse
county, Minnesota, farmer. Eleven or twelve years ago there was noth-
ing there but prairie in its wild state. Look at it now. We have the
making of such farms. Do you want one? If so write us, stating how
much you can handle. Our prices vary from $20 to $46 per acre, accord-
ing to location and improvements. Do not be afraid to write us, stating
what you want and how much you want to pay down. We will do the
rest and try to satisfy your wants.
Write for our booklet.
Browns Valley
Live Agents wanted Everywhere.
Commencing next week the state of Minnesota will
commence publishing the first of a series of ten
articles devoted to The Great Eesources and Ad- ^|s
_-" -vantages Minnesota has to offer to the ^'.fl'%?
Homeseeker and Investor?0j,$$^
'f \r Land interests wishing representation on Minne-.^Jf^
'^^"f.lAw.aota weekly page during this period must havo
copy and applications in the hands of the tiff*1*_||1||
Tla^|l4l^'5 undersigned by Thursday morning, May 4th. .___,^--"-"
-m$mm$3^m%g^ WARD D. WILLIAM^44
Northwest Advertising,
Minneapolis, MUr*t

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