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Minnesota as a Dairy State
Reliable and Accurate Information Front the "Fountain
BE.O RIVER VALUEV.
BREAD BASKET OF THE WORLD.
Head" of AuthorityStrong and Splendid Article on
Dairying, by Edward K. Slater, Dairy and Food
Commissioner for State of Minnesota.
State Capitol, St. Paul, Minn., May 18.
The dairy industry of Minnesota lias
experienced a most rapid development
in the past decade. The agricultural
sections of the state, which were for
merly graiu-producing almost exclusive
ly, have become great dairying districts
p'eopled by farmers devoted to the pur
suit of diversified farming and stock
raising. Minnesota has demonstrated
to the world that in dairy products she
takes her stand in the foremost rank
among the great dairying districts of
the world, and she mayfeel justly proud
of the sucees? which has been obtained.
There aro undoubtedly as large a num
ber of cows furnishing milk for private
dairies in the state as are contributing
to our creameries and cheese factories,
and this fact must be borne in mind
in studying the following statistics in
order to fully appreciate the magnitude
of the industry. A total of 449,740
cows contributed to our creameries and
cheese factories in 1903, a total of
1,392,948,495 pounds of milk, from which
were manufactured 72,266,348 pounds
of butter and 3,998,646 pounds of cheese.
A total of $14,385,090.54 was paid farm
ers of the state for the milk furnished
these factories. There are 770 cream
eries and 90 cheese factories. Of these
the farmers of the state own and con
trol 606 and 254 are owned by individual
Whilo the volume of the dairy busi
ness in Minnesota is sufficient to at
tract the attention of her sister dairying
states, her reputation as tho leading but
ter state of the union has been accom
plished thru the superior quality of her
creamery butter. She began her series
of successes in 1884, when she won
grand sweepstakes at the New Orleans
cotton exposition. Again in 1893 she
won first premium at the world's fair,
in Chicago, and in 1896 gold and silver
medals at the Cedar TCapids, Iowa, na
tional creamery buttermakers' contest.
In 1897 the victory of 1896 was repeated
at the Owatonna, Minn., meeting of the
Kational Creamery Buttermakers' asso
ciation, a gold medal and silver cup be
ing the trophies.
In 1898 the national prize again went
to Minnesota at the Topeka, Kan., meet
ing. In this same year four first prem
iums were won at the'Omaha exposition.
In 1899 the first prize was again won
at the national creamery buttermakers'
contest at Sioux Falls, S. D. Again in
1900 Minnesota won first place at the
national contest at Lincoln, Neb. At
the Pan-American exposition, Buffalo,
1901, Minnesota took second place in
the sweepstakes. At the National
Crwamerv Buttermakers' convention
held in 'St. Paul in 1901, and in Mil
waukee, 1902, where there were larger
entries than ever before, Minnesota
products easily held their high position,
carrying off the largest number of
prizes, she having taken the grand
sweepstakes prize at the world's expo
sition at Paris in 1900, where her prod
ucts came in competition with those of
the world. Her latest triumph was at
the St. Louis world's fair, held last
year, where her dairy and creamery ex
celled all others, carrying away nearly
all the principal prizes and medals. Be
fore her bowed the whole world, ac-
For Agriculture, Horticulture, Stockraising, Dairy-
ing, Manufacturing, All Business and Professional
Branches, Banking and for CapitalistsThree Mil-
lion Acres of State Lands for Sale on 40 Years'
Time, at 4 Per Cent InterestFor Full Information
in Regard to State Lands Address Samuel G. Tver-
son, State Auditor and Land Commissioner.
knowledging the supremacy of the
"Bread and Butter State."
The winning of so many prizes has
served more than to satisfy the pride
of those interested in the upbuilding of
the dairy interests of the stateit has
resulted in creating an active demand
for Minnesota butter in the markets of
the world and the people who have
been producing this golden product
which has made the state so famous,
have profited accordingly. Minnesota
is today receiving a higher premium
for her creamery butter in the eastern
markets than anv other state in the
union, and this, of course, means more
money in the pockets of the producer.
The additional price received for Min
nesota butter over that sold in any
other state, is a substantial benefit for
the patron who produces milk for a
creamery in Minnesota.
In spite of the wonderful growth
which has been accomplished by our
dairy interests, the prospects for the
future are indicative of greater prog
ress. Minnesota is an ideal dairy state,
peculiarly adapted to diversified farm
ing and stockraising. Dairying thus
far has been more confined to the
thickly settled prairie regions of the
state, where the general adoption of the
industry has been brought about thru
necessity, excessive grain raising hav
ing depleted the fertility of the soil.
During the past five years the business
has been developing most rapidly in the
Red river valley, and this sectiont is
destined to become a great dairying
conditions are perhaps more favorable
for dairying than any other branch of
farming.' In fact, the country is espe
cially adapted for dairy farming, both
from the standpoint of a market for
dairy products and from the natural
conditions of the country. The great
advantage lies in the fact that for the
producing of feed northeastern Minne
sota is ahead of any other section of
the state. Clover is a sure crop, yield
ing as high as three and a half tons
per acre (first and second cutting).
Fodder corn and mangels do ^equally
as well. White clover and Kentucky
blue grass make permanent pastures.
Minnesota's Natural Advantages
should appeal to those coming from
other sections and who are in search of
cheap farm homes, where they can en
gage in the business of dairying. The
vast empire comprised^ by the north
west and northeast sections of the state,
the natural advantages of which are
so apparent to -the observer, should
soon become peopled by farmers en
gaged in dairying and stockraising. No
other section of the whole northwest
can offer such opportunities and induce
ments. It is the universal opinion of
authorities who have given the matter
attention, that Minnesota has only en
tered upon her career as a great dairy
ing state. She will eventually become
the greatest dairy state in the union in
quantity as she is now recognized the
leader in quality.
Edward K. Slater,
Dairy and Food Commissioner of Min
For Farms and Lands in the
in Minnesota call on or write
A RARE BARGAIN IN FARM LANDS,
Consisting of 160 acres, in Lincoln county, Minnesota, 3 miles from county
seat, close to school and good markets, 125 acres under cultivation small
house and barn, good well, heavy black loam with clay subsoil $27.50 will
buy this farm if taken before June 1st.
1,600 acres well selected land in Morrison County, Minnesota close to
church and school German neighborhood best of soil from $8.00 to
$12.00 per acre.
The above lands will bear the closest inspection, both as to quality of
land and price compared with land adjoining. If you want to buy a farm
for either home or investment, don't overlook these bargains. I want to
sell. Write or come and see the owner at once.
E. M. KIERON, 43, 44, 45 Minnesota Loan & Trust Building,
TO THE FAMOUS RED RIVER VALLEY
and Furnish You
teatig income lor Life
Write for Detailed Information
COUNTY LAND GO.
MOORMEAB, MINNESOTA. V,
Are you looking for a winning land proposition
Then let's talk business. We are handling the finest body
of land for stock raising and dairying ever offered a home-
seeker. It is in Mille Lacs county, Minnesota. Look at this
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 Milaca,
where our land office is located. The above barn was erected in' 1902, at
a cost of $7,000. 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.
DON'T GO TO CANADA.
DON'T GO TOO FAR WEST.
BUY MULE LAOS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, LAND.
Don't let land agents fool you. Buy this land while it is cheap and on
Fifty miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul and 100 south of Duiuth
and Superiortwo 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 all kinds of land propositions and solicit your correspond
ence. Maps, circulars and full information cheerfully sent.
Call at our branch office at 907-8-9 Phoenix building, Minneapolis,
when passing thru the city.
UTTtnaymiiiiBBi' mi iffi^T'ffT"^
"What the W. E. Lindsey Land Company of Monticello, Wright 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
No. 1SO acres, 1% miles from town, best of soil, $32.50 per
No. 2-.92% acres, 3 miles from town, $33 per acre.
No. 380 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, 6 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-
Near Hinckley, Minn., in the CLOVER LAND DISTRICT, offers special op-
portunities for the HOMESEEKER. Here you can find land close to rail-
road stations and at a short distance from the best markets in the north-
west. The soil is very productive, mixed black loam on a clay subsoil. Fine
water. Natural hay meadows where bluegrass and redtop grow in abund-
ance. Country specially adapted for stock raising and diversified farming.
Good roads. Prices and terms very favorable. Everybody looking for land
should investigate this opportunity before locating elsewhere. Land buyers
get free fare. Maps and further particulars on application. I also have a
number of improved farms for sale in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
JOHN Q. ALLEN, "*MS?JZ:-
A Steady Income for Life and Permanent Prosperity and Happiness Awaits
THE HOMESEEKER IN WILKIN COUNTY, MINNESOTA.
Expended for a postal card directed to
STANDRING BROTHERS, Breckenridge, Minnesota,
Will bring detailed information regarding the Greatest Bread and Butter
Section in the Great Northwest.
LAND INTERESTS WISHING REPRESENTATION ON MINNESOTA
STATE PAGE, ADDRESS WARD D. WILLIAMS, MANAGER NORTH-
WEST ADVERTISING, MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
CONVENTION AT HASTINGS
Dakota County Sunday School Conven
tion to Meet June 13 and 14.
HASTINGS, MINN.The annual convention
of the Dakota County Sunday School associa
tion will be held in this c'ty June 13 and 19.
An interesting program is being prepared and
prominent speakers from Minneapolis and St.
Paul are expected.
The ninth annual reunion of the Hastings
Catholic high school alumni iassociation will
be held on Jun elO at S p.m.
T. F. Daly of Langdon. who received severe
injuries some time ago by coming in contact
with an electric wire, has settled his claim
against th eNorth American Telegraph com
pany for $1,700.
SOCIETIES ELECT OFFICERS
Women of German M. E. Church Close
Albert Lea Convention.
ALBERT LEA. MINN.The Women's Foreign
Missionary societies of the German M. E. church
for the southern part of the St. Paul dis
trict have Just closed a convention here, it,
being the annual meeting. The officers elected
are as follows: President, Mrs. J. J. Hoymann,
Blooming Prairie first vice president, Mrs. H.
J. Hoeffert. Owatonna second vice president.
Mrs. H. Clement, Albert Lea secretary, Mrs.
H. Kaemmer, Albert Lea corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. H. J. Hoeffert, Owatonna treasure^
Mrs. Tautenberger, Faribault.
The total enrollment of .the city schools for
this school year to date Is 1,301, the largest
In the history of the city.
High water In Fountain lake is damaging the
shore line and two bridges across lagoons are
deemed unsafe and new ones must soon replace
The prospects for a heavy fruit crop here were
never better and unless the weather the next
few weeks is unfavorable nig crop may be
looked for, especially of apples and plums.
In Traverse Co., Minn.,
farm lands, 80acres par
tially improved, only
$27.50 per acre. 160
acres nice level tract, 100 acres cultivated,
srood flowing well, per acre, S28.60. We
have more like these. Write for our booklet
on Western Farms. Agents wanted.
TRAVERSE LAND COMPANY
Wheaton Minn. *&fc'
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL/'-^
MINNESOTA GREAT IN DAIRYING INTERESTS I
/?AD COMMISSIONER SLA TER'S SPLENDID ARTICLE
S. Strauss and wife left last night for Ger
many, where they will remain four or five
months. At the same time Nels Melvold de
parted for Norway to stay indefinitely.
ALTAR WILL BE BLESSED
Bishop Trobec to Conduct Impressive
Ceremonies in Church at. Sleepy Eye.
SLEEPY EYE, MINN.On Wednesday, May
24. the beautiful and massive new altar which
is now being installed in St. Mary's Catholic
church will be blessed with great pomp. Kt.
Rev. Boshop Trobec of St. Cloud will be assist
ed by many visiting clergymen from the vicin
ity. Pontifical high mass will be sung at 9 a.m.
The altar is one of the largest in the state, being
forty feet high and twenty-six feet wide at the
base. It was erected by E. Hackner of La
Crosse at a cost of nearly $4,000. Over 150
incandescent lights will be used on the altar.
On Tuesday and Wednesday a fair will be held
in St. Mary's hall in charge of the Women's
Catholic Order of Foresters.
LEADED INTO THE BAY
Suicide of John Halam of Duiuth While
DULUTH, MINN.John Halam, while tempor
arily insane, leaped into, the bay here yesterday
and was drowued. He has a "family in Europe.
A man dressed like a laborer and supposed to
have been George Miller, was killed by a south
bound Duiuth & Iron Kange passenger train near
Hornby station, north of Two Harbors. He dis
regarded, or did not hear, the usual signals.
I E BOY, MINN,Mrs. J. H. Back, wife of
a merchant, died after long suffering with con
VEKNDALE, MIN1TS. M. Grant of Albia,
Iowa, has rented eight acres near town and is
planting it to potatoes. He is stirring up the
farmers on the subject of potato raising and
a largely increased acreage is being planted.
MAZEPPA, MHTN.The state veterinary sur
geon was called to examine the horses on the
farm of Charles Raasch, near Belle Cluster.
Glanders was found to exist in a severe form
and all te horses were ordered killed at once
to prevent the spreading of the disease.
ADA. MINN.The foUowing will be graduated
from the Ada high school June 2: Alfred Betcher,
valedictorian Marguerite: Allen, Salutatorian
West Bolfe, William J.^Neakom. Wallace Pear
son. Harriet Hetland, Melissa Holden, Alta Pat
terson. G. Gray, an attorney, will .go to
YTaaJyiictaa to reside?
ORE SHIPPING DOWN LAKES
GROWS IN VOLUME.
Diamond Drills, in Operation on "Sec
tion SO" for Over Two Years, Are
Taken OffVast Sums Spent in
Fruitless Search for Big Bodies
Deep Shaft Will Be Sunk.
Special to The Journal.
Duiuth. Minn., May 19.The ore movement
down lakes Is progressing so quietly and stead
ily that little Is heard of It. This Is what
men at the head of affairs like, if there Is
no noise there is BO disturbance, and disturb
ance means delay. In spite of the ice trouble
in April, there were shipments during tho
month of 1,200,000 tons, of which 775,000 were
from Minnesota. Now business is going on at a
far better rate than even during the closing
days of April, and the movement for May will
surprise the trade.
Exploration of "Section SO."
The diamond drilling that has been going on
at Section 30-03-11 for more than two years has
been stopped, and it is now announced that a
deep exploratory shaft will be sunk, probably
to the depth of 1,150 feet. It has been deter
mined that the exploration by drills is not sat
isfactory. Two years ago last January an
option for lease on this famous tract was taken
by D. E. Woodbridge for F. H. Clergue, and
work was carried on for some months by Mr.
Woodbridge. Part of the time three drills and
a sinking crew were engaged, and the work
was continued until ore had been shown in two
holes, apd a major portion of the various tracts
included in the ground was determined value
It was then found that explorations would be
far more difficult, expensive and slow than had
been expected, and that drill work could scarce
ly be hoped to show the ore body. These facts,
coupled with the financial troubles of the Lake
Superior Consolidated company, then Impending,
caused the release of the option and the re
tirement of Mr. Clergue from the undertaking.
The option was taken over by George N.
Lorstorf, one of the fee owners, and he has
been maintaining, first three,
thend but one drill upon the groun until re
cently, when the last machine was taken off
and work has ceased*.
The cost of exploration carried on by the two
interests cannot have been less than $140,000.
United with this is a cost of not much less
than $1,000,000 spent In litigation over the
property, all before the first drill was taken In.
One of the litigants not long ago asserted in
a petition to the justices of the United States
supreme court that his expenses in connection
with this land had been about $400,000, and he
was but one of several.
While the great success that had been hoped
for has not been met with in the exploration
of this remarkable tract, it is by no means
condemned, and The present exploring syndicate
says it has found ore in considerable quantity,
but that it is very difficult to determine the
extent of the deposit, as it is impossible to
get into it with drills. This is the identical
difficulty that was found two years ago by the
former explorers, and which was one of the
causes that led to their abandonment of the
enterprise. Probably no tract of land in the
Lake Superior region. ever presented the at
tractions to the explorer that section 30 did
because of the splendid surface showings of
iron and jasper and the basin-like appearance
of the surrounding greenstone rocks.
Greenway Stationed at Bovee.
John C. Greenway, late assistant superintend
ent of the Oliver Iron Mining company on the
Marquette range, has been stationed at the
new village of Bovee, west of this city, and
is to be in charge of the company's operations
on the far western Mesaba. The development
of ore bodies known to contain more than
60,000.000 tons of sandy ores, all to be mined
underground, and nearly all to be washed and
concentrated, will be in his hands.
The Stephens mine on the eastern Mesaba,
which has never shipped but a few cargoes,
and those in 1903, has reopened and is moving
out about 2,000 tons a day.
Winston & Dear, who have been stripping the
Mahoning mine since 1892, but withdrew last
year, have returned there with a large outfit
and are to recommence work in a few days
on a larger scale than ever.
Many Italian immigrants are coming into the
Minnesota ranges. Three carloads on one day
last week and more since. They are poor raw
material for the Western Federation of Miners,
which is trying to unionize the region, but is
meeting with very poor success.
SOLD LIQUOR TO A MINOR
Charles F. Meyers of Anoka Found
Guilty and Fined.
ANOKA, MINN.R. L. Penney of Minne
apolis appeared for the defense and County At
torney Pratt for the state in the case against
Charles F. Meyers, indicted for selling intoxi
cants to a minor, Joseph Moore, the minor, testi
fying that he had secured both beer and whisky
from the proprietor, the bartender and one
other. Guv Wilson testified to finding Moore
in a drunken state in the street. Judge Stewart
had found the defendant guilty in March and
fined him $25 and costs, in the municipal court.
The jury returned in twenty minutes with a
verdict of guilty, and Judge Giddlngs imposed
a fine of $50 and costs.
This is the case which stirred up the town,
calling forth a union temperance mass meet
ing and resulting in the ticket elected at the
last election. Under the new regime saloon
keepers will have to toe the line.
Mrs Emma Whitten of Los Angeles is here
to spend the summer with Mrs. T. G. Mc
COUNCIL AND COMPANY CLASH
Aldermen of Fergus Falls Would Cancel
FERGUS FALLS, MINN.A resolution was in
troduced at the city council meeting last eve
ning to cancel the franchise of the Fergus Falls
Water company, which owns the waterworks sys
tem. Under the charter recently adopted the
company is compelled to submit an annual report
showing the' amount of stock issued, by wuoni
held, the approximate value of the plant and its
gross and net earnings for the year, but has
refused to comply with this provision, as its con
tract with the city antedates the charter. The
question whether the company's franchise can be
annulled is likely to be tested In court.
Carl L. Anderson and William Anderson, farm
ers of Holmes township, Douglas county, filed a
petition in bankruptcy in the federal court In
this city today, placing their liabilities at $400
and giving no firm assets. Their liabllites con
sist of a joint note, given in payment on a land
contract. They have decided not to buy the land I
and to go into bankruptcy to cancel the note.
Mrs. V. G. Buck has begun an action to secure
a divorce from her husband on the ground of
cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Buck resides
in this city and her husband is a merchant at
Altona, this county.
Pastors and Laity Attend Church Insti
tute at Northfield.
NORTHFIELD, MINN.The St. Paul district
ministerial institute opened yesterday morning
with a good representation.
The institute is composed of Methodist laity
and is held in the church of that denomination
here. The following papers have been pre
sented: "A Spirit of Optimism on the Old
Testament Prophets." Rev. J. II. Barr, Wa
basha mission, and "The Methodist of*Amos."
Rev. J. C. Craig, Lake City "Evangelistic
Methodist Wesleyan Revival." Rev. R. R. Mc
Kaig, I Sueuv Canter "Present Problems in
Evangelism," Rev. W. C. Lee, West Concord.
Dr. Palmer of St. Paul, superintendent of
the -Anti-Saloon league, made an address.
Among those present are Dr. V. II. Sheets
of Chicago, Dr. Gideon Draper of Japan, Dr.
Charles B. Hill of India. David Morgan and
Rev. It. W. Avison of St. Paul.
WILLMAB TO OBSEEVE DAY
Rev. Lafayette Thompson of Minne
apolis Will Make' Memorial Address.
WILLMAR, MINN.The committee having in
charge the program for Memorial Day has se
cured Rev. Dr. Lafayette Thompson of Minne
apolis to give the address of the day. There
\vill be a parade in the afternoon in which the
pupils of the pubUc schools and seminary will
participate. The twelve members of Colonel
Heg post, G. A. R., and Spanish-American war
veterans also will march, and music will be
furnished by the Citizens' and Seminary bands.
Dedication of the new Lutheran synod church
will take place on Sunday. The church will be
dedicated free of all Indebtedness. Rev. J. W.
,Preus of Minneapolis wiU preach the sermon.
LORETTA, MINK.A man aamtf Bnraing
bam, residing at Buffalo Lake, was klaed by
falling into a well while working with a 800
track ganj _. :,_- ..'I..
May 19, 1905.
What One Thousand Acres Did in Min
Crookston, Minn., May 18, 1905.We
are not going to write much about Polk
county this week, but we are going to
SIGNED, SEALED-AND DELIVERED
SOME OF MR. HOWIE'S FABM BUILDINGS.
K. r. Bawl* Mine first duly sworn dapbms and ays a* follow, i that
to la w anar of tte lead doserlbad til of 1U Die i aie ni
of aasio awl tte i* of tt*i4 la ftpus l. vs. Polk oo.'ainn.
and that to ooouplss and farm nd that la tte yaw of 1905 to
aaodad end palsad 0709 on oaa thousand aoraa of tte teraln daaorlted
land, wnloa orop rtalded aa follows.- rteat. S607 BUS., Barlar^l53C,Btta.
Oata iSSBOi naa. tu total, S377 MM. ,.aooordtoc to lt
mature, fartter affiant aayetb not.,
Any eastern farmer or homeseeker
who is looking for a location in one of
the gardent spots of the great northwest
should write Mr. Howie at Crookston in
regard to the success he has had in
Polk county and the .opportunities of
fered at the present time. Mr. Morse
of the Morse Land company informed
me that he has a number of farms in
Crookston, Minn., May 17.In addi
tion to all the strong points that can
be made about the farms and farming
country tributary to this city, there
is another reason why the eastern farm
er should look again at this section of
Minnesota as a future home. Crooks
ton is a city of 8,000 people and is
without doubt one of the best educa
tional centers in the state. It has a
central high school and five ward
schools, which include all grade work
up to the high-school course. A child
graduating from the high school is
ready to enter normal or college work
at once. Then the rural free delivery
of mails and rural telephone service
add much to the farmers' comfort and
I was talking with a farmer here
yesterday who came from somewhere
down in' Illinois. Down there he used
to rent a farm valued at $125 an acre,
on which he paid a rental of $8 a year.
If he struck a year when the crops
were poor, he had little or nothing left
for himself after paying his rental.
He finally succeeded in getting enough
money together to make a down pay
ment on a quarter section of land and
came up to the much-talked-of Red
Subaoribad aad sworn to baforo s ttoiftrd day of uay.~L04t
6 miles from Crookston
R. F. D. mail route.
220 acres cultivated.
Great Chances for Homeseekers
Near Crookston, Minnesota
miles from Mcintosh 150 acres in
crop, good buildings, all fenced, 20 acres timber, S&y Mclntosb, Mian.
balance meadow and pasture, good water. An
excellent cattle and dairy farm. It goes for
per acre, $28.00.
Mcintosh Land Co., Mcintosh, Minn.
Branch Oftlco, Crookalon, Minn,
R. F. D.House, barn and granary small grove. The soil is equal to
anything in Illinois, Indiana or Iowa 145 acres in crop and share of the
crop goes with the farm. Write us and the editor of this page about
0DETT & BALL, Crookston, Minn.
$1.00 PER ACRE DOWNTEN YEARS TO PAY BALANCE.
Choice farm land in Beltrami county, Minnesota, within five miles of the
town of Solway, on the main line of the Great Northern Railway, at $10 per
acre $1 per acre down and balance in ten years.
Why pay rent when you can own a farm on such liberal terms? Of, If you
are looking for a safe investment where there is a sure profit, this is your chance.
"Write for maps and full particulars to
W. R. TAIT LAND CO., Endicott Building, St. Paul. Agents Wanted.
In the above picture, taken from a point south of the steel bridge
spanning the Little Minnesota river, flowing thru Browns Valley, is shown
genuine Minnesota products a beautiful panorama to behold., The youtfg
people standing on the bridge are the graduating class of '04, Browns
Valley high school. This state has the best of educational advantages. Its
agricultural and dairy industries rank second to none. More actual set-
tlers are wanted^ We have improved and unimproved farms near and ad-
joining the beautiful lakes, Traverse and Big Stone, for sale on easy terms.
Write us for particulars. Do it today. ..-.3
BROWNS VALLEY, MINNESOTA.
submit to the farmers of the older states
something that should cause them to
get in touch with the great opportuni
ties offered by Polk county. We re
produce herewith an affidavit of M. F.
Howie which is self-explanatory, also
show* a couple of views on his farm.
rive valley. He bought a quarter and .j
ot Today, after having been
for eight years, he owns three
quarters and they are all paid for he a
has good buildings, good machinery ana
good stock on his farm and can writ**. a
an ordinarily large-sized check.
There is no guesswork about buying
land in this locality. The farms here
are as well tried out as any of the
farms in the east. Everybody who has
read at all. knows that this country,
right thru here, is a veritable breadbas
ket. Prices range from $25 to $45 an
acre, acceding to location and improve
ment. The farms are as good as they
are in the east social life is as pleas
ant as anywhere, schools and churches
of all denominations are within easy
reach, shipping facilities are of the
best, rural free delivery routes and ru- i
ral telephones run almost everywhere.
Why is it not better, then, to own three.
acres of land here instead of one in the
east, when your investment is iden
tical in both cases. A man's profits
are surely three times here what they...
are on the higher priced lands.
Crookston is a natural land center,"
and no easterner can make a mistake
in coming to this town and making it
his headquarters while looking over
For This Red River Valley Farm
All can be farmed.
Vfa-story 6-room house.
Deep black loam with
THE THIRTEEN TOWNS
The Mcintosh Land Co., recently organized, has discovered
that The Thirteen Towns offer the best bargains and snaps
of anything in the Red River Valley. Cut out the coupon
in our ad and write for information about this farm. A$
250 ACRES, li/
notary Pu&lla. 4L
this immediate vicinity for sale, and if
there is any homeseeker or investor who
wishes to better his condition, I would 1
strongly advise from my own personal 1
observation and knowledge of this coun
try, for him to get in touch with Mr.
Morse at Crookston and get detailed in*
formation direct from him. .1
Ward D. Williams. *f
We will guarantee this
farm to rent
for $3 an acre.
Write for photo and
POLK COUNTY LAND & LOAN CO., Crookston, Min.
Send me descriptive
matter of your Tha
yist of Bargains.
Half Way Between Orand Forks and Crookston, I $30 A N ACRE
I VA Miles From Elevator. I
Town and State