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Iowa Farm Bargain near Market This farm, which, consists of 15 4 acres is in Palo Alto County, and lies just one half mile from a small railroad town with bank, three ele vators, school, creamery, lumber yar.d, etc. It is in the northern part of the state, in a section which grows ex cellent crops, ie unasually prosper ous, and in wjiich the price of land is advancing very rapidly. Accord ing to the government census re port, the average value per acre of improved farms throughout Palo Alto County more than doubled be tween 1900 and 1910, and at the present time the value of tlie better class of improved farms close to town, to which this farm belongs, is from $100 up, some of them be ing held considerably higher than this. This farm is in a splendid neigh borhood of mixed nationalities. It is a rich black loam, containing a small amount of sand, which makes it a warm, quick-growing soil, and very productive. It is a beautiful farm, smooth, and nearly level, but with just slope enough for tile drainage, and near ly all of it has been tiled. More than 125 acres are drained perfect ly in this way. The remainder, which does not really need it, is now in tame hay, so that it is all tillable, and al! in cultivation. The buildings are in good average condition. They include a residence 10x24, one and a halt stories higsh with a one story addition 16x2 4 a barn 40x40 with 16-foot posts a corn crib and granary 30x30 a a poultry house 12x14, e'c. There is a good well with windmill. It is all fenced and cross-fenced, and there is a grove and some fruit. It is a place of many advantages. It is close to market, to school, and to a creamery. It has fertile, black, quick soil. It has a pertect lay and is well tiled. It has good build ings in as good condition as those on the average farm. It. is a desira ble farm in every respect, and it is otfered at much less than its real value. The price is $87.50 per acre. It wil1 carry a mortgage loan of $5 5 or more per acre, or about $8,600. 'The balance of $4,875 is asked in cash. A Fertile Faint on Fas.v Terms To some man of limited means, who wants a first class quarted sec tion farm, I. will sell the place de scribed below for $07.50 per acre. It lies just one half mile from a railroad station in southern Minn esota, in a section wihere the aver age yield ol oorn is 50 bushels per acre, the average yield of wheat 20 bushels, of oat,s 50 bushels, and barley 30 bushels. The soil is a rich black loam with a clay subsoil the surface is gently rolling with .good drainage it is all tillable, but there are about five acres containing gravel. The remainder is excellent in every way. There is a five-room house in fan condition, and a good, large barn. Other buildings are: a granary, corn-crib, poultry house, and a ma chine shed all as large as necessary and all in good condition. I will sell the place at the above price and accept from $2500 to $3000 cash, with yearly payments on balance. ~r fr- One of Iowa's Finest This is one of the most desirable quarter-section farms now offered for sale in the entire state of Iowa. It. lies just 80 rods from the cor poration line of Charles City, which is one of the most beautiful and prosperous cities of 6000 people in all the state. It. lies very gently rolling. The soil is Iowa's richest, blackest loam over clay subsoil. There is not a foot of waste land on it. It is in a high sta.te, of cultivation and is on a main traveled road into the city. T!he house is brick and nearly new. The main part is 18x28 with a one-sstory addition It is built with an air space in the walls and is very warm and dry. There is a good basement barn 32x40 with oak frame and plenty of other good buildings. The cattle shed is 22 by 100 feet and has a stone wall. Many farms, no more desirable than this, have sold in Iowa at $200 to $300 per acte. This one must inevitably reach some such figure within a short time, thougih it is offered now at $132.50 per acre. A reasonable loan may be made upon the place, and the own er wants the balance in cash. Farm Bargain Staiuls Alone A magnificent farm of 528 acres, adjoining a small railroad village, between Charles City and Cedar Falls, commands attention just now as one ot the greatest bargains in all Iowa. It is in a very rich section where crop yields are big, farms are high ly improved, and everybody is pros perous. About 400 acres of it are beauti iul, very gently rolling plow land. The remainder, lying along a stream cannot be cultivated to advantage, but is unusually good pasture land. The soil is the finest alluvial black loam, shading on one side to a very rich sandy loam. All crops have been led on the place fori years, so that it is in fine condition as regards fertility. The house is a splendid structure 28x3 6, lull two story with full base ment, and one story addition 16x16. It is furnace-heated and has good cistern. Other buildings are: Basement barn lorr horses with addition on three sides. Stock barn 40x60 with hay in the center. Burn 32x32 lor hay and machin ery. Double corn crib 24x7 6 (note tlie size). Granary 16x24 with sheds on each end. Five ling houses. Three poultiy houses. Small ice house, smoke house, etc. A conservative value of this farm should be between $105 and $115. Farms no better in other parts ol the state command $150 to $180. This one is offered at $90 per acre on terms as easy as the price. A cash payment of $3000 is required and $7u more next March. Bal ance will be carried TEN years, interest rate during first five years to be 4 1-2 per cent, and during next five yews 5 per cent. f. ,r 'H 1 Best Farm Bargains of Midwest are Below ,1^? Jr "J '"wa^c i.»i'V Every one is priced below its real value, and every one will net the purchaser a Handsome Profit. Rich Prairie Nearly Gone The rich, gently-rolling prairie, out of which northern Iowa and southern Minnesota were formed, has vanished. In its place today are tens of thousands of the most fer tile, beautiful, and highly improved farms of the great Midwest. One of the very few excellent pieces of it still left unimproved, is an eighty- acre tract, near Le Sueur in. the. best part of southern Minn esota. It is the richest, blackest, loam, and every foot of it is plow, land, sixty acres now being under cultivation. Only a few miles away, improved farms are now. selling at $90 to $115 and swiftly rising. Yet it is absolutely as good as they and it can be bought just now at $42.50 with a cash payment of $2,200, and three years' time on the balance. It is certain that this eighty wiU double in value within a few years. It is an IDEAL small investment, where idle money will grow steadily and surely. An Iowa Farm Not in Iowa There is a beautiful farm, located, not in Iowa but near it, that is in a class with Iowa's finest and best, and that merits just now the atten tion of every homeseeker in the land. It is four and a half miles from St. Peter, a busy southern Minneso ta city of 5,000 people, and coiun ty seat of Nicollet County. Nicollet County actually surpass es many ol our very best counties in. all round grain production. Corn, tor example, in Story County, Iowa, which is one of our banner counties, made an average, yield of 38.6 bush els per acre in 1909, which was Io wa's banner year but in the same year, Nicollet County, Minnesota, yielded an average, of 39.9 bushels per acre. From St. Peter to this farm the road is graveled all the way. It is 'on a rural mail route, has a tele phone, and the distance to school is one half mile. It is in a rich com munity, and surrounded by highly improved farms. It consists of 230 acres of deep, rich, black loam, over clay subsoil. It has a beautiful lay, being almost smooth, but having excellent natural drainage. All buildings are in good repair. There is a good eight-room house, a big barn 40x60, plenty of out buildings, windmill, cement tanks, etc. It is in a neighborhood where land is selling for $100 to $115 pea acre, and rising very fast, owing to its splendid quality. But this farm can be bought for $77.50 per acre, and the cash required is only about $4,000, balance in yearly payments if desired. A Hare Piece of Virgin Prairie This tract consists of 360 acres in Lincoln County, Minnesota. It is one ol the lest pieces of virgin prairie land left in southern Minnr esota. The surface is slightly roll ing and the soil a fine, blajck loam. A living stream cuts off about 20 acres from one corner. One. crop of flax would pretty nearly pay for this piece of land. Price $42.50 per acre. A cash payment of $6900 is required, balance to be agreed upon at 6 per cent. JOURNAL. EXIRfl 1 A Can You Judge ft Farm? If you are a good judge of la'nd, as most Iowans are, I want you to weigh this quarter section farm carefully, and decide what, in your own personal judgment, it is actu ally worth. £'J ^"'e* ,1 *£«.. .v It. is located in one of the best counties of southern Minnesota, a bout twenty miles from the Iowa line, and nearly north of Mason City. It is two miles from one rail road station, three miles irom an other, and four miles from a third. It is surrrounded by splendidly im proved farms, is forty rods from school, and is on a rural mail route and telephone line. It lies from level to gently rolling with excellent drainage There is NO waste land on it. Every foot is tillable. The soil is a fine, riioh, black loam, as fertile as Iowa's best. Last year's corn crop averaged fif ty bushels per acre, oats forty bush els, and barley twenty bushels. All crops were injured by the drouth, but you may compare it with Iowa's best years if you choose. It has always been well stocked, and the soil is in a high state of fertility. The improvements are worth at least $5,000. There is a good house, a big barn 32x60 with lean to on both sides, good granary, corn cribs, hog house, poultry house, etc. It is fenced and cross-fenced. There is a good orchard with plenty of small fruit. srs Note the proximity of markets, rich soil and big crops of small grain as well as corn, the total ab sence of waste land, and the excel lent improvements. The fact is of course that Iowa farms with not all of these advantages are selling commonly nowadays at $150 to $200 per acre. WHAT IS IT AVORTl-I? Decide for yourself. I can sell it at $7 5 per acre on the following terms: $1,800 down, $3,200 next March, and balance carried on farm at five per cent. Farm Adjoining Prosperous Village One of the greatest farm bargains in, the entire Middle West is a 600 acre farm, located in Nicollet Coun ty, in. southern Minnesota, and ad joining a village of mostly German jjeople on the C. & N. W. R. R. About 500 acres of it are tillable, the balance being timber pasture. All of it slopes gently to the south ward. More than eighty per cent of the. farm is a rich black loam, the remainder shading to a rich, sandy loam. There are three good dwellings on the farm, all with stoned cellars. The principal one is 16x24 feet, with wings 16x16 and 12x16. Other buildings are. a cow barn 2 6x80, a silo 16x20, horse barn 40x40, cat tle shed 26x 60, meal room 12x16, machine shed, hog house, two corn cribs, milk house, etc. The farm has never had a failure of •corn crops. A big herd of dairy cows is kept upon it, and as a rule several cars of cattle are fed on it every winter. It is a highly productive, farm, and the location is ideal. It is worth, according to prices of surrounding lands, from $85 to $90 per acre. Bmt the owner is a very wealthy man, living in California, w|ho of fers it at$72.50 per acre. He asks any reasonable cash payment to in sure that the place is sold, and will give easy terms on balance. 4 .a/1*!1 k,, '. .. -. 1 /1 W f.*£"l $ & & i8ii®ll lUcli Farm in German Community This is one of the richest half sec-' tion farms west of the Mississippi. It is located in southern Minnesota,, about forty miles from Spirit Lake,' Iowa. It is six miles from town, on rural mail route, and in a pros perous and highly improved locality in which Germans predominate. The man who owns it has twenty I children. He keeps 75 cows, and 300 hogs, which, indicates how pro ductive the farm is. It is a magnificent body of land. It slopes very gently to the south ward, and drains perfectly. Eyery acre of the farm can be cultivated. The soil is the richest of blaak loam, with clay subsoil. The coun~, ty in which it is located produces more corn per acre than the aver- age Iowa county, more oats per a ere, more wheat per acre, and more" barley per acre than most Iowa counties. This farm will produce as much as $150 land in Iowa. As farms are selling in that locality, it is worth about $85 or more, and land values are rising very rapidly. But it is offered just now at $66 per acre. It will carry a loan of $12000 and the balance may be paid as fol lows: $3,000 down, $6120 next March, when possession will be giv en. Iowa Beauty on Bargain Counter A magnificent half-section fairn highly improved and exceedingly p:cductive, is offered for sale just now at a sacrifice price, and on un v't The. buildings are in first class condition. The house is a large one 30x34 feet, two stories high, with a one-story addition. It con tains nine rooms. The barn is 40 by 80 feet, double-boarded, and very high. Other buildings are large and good. It is all fenced and crossfenced, about twenty acres be ing hog tight. There is a plentiful supply of water pumped by a gaso- line engine. fV -r usually easy terms. It is located in one of the best sections of the state, abo.ut twenty mile® south of Mason City. It is three miles from a good town, and one half mile from school. T|he soil is the finest black loam with clay subsoil. It is as fertile as that of ANY section of Iowia. The farm has always been heavily stock ed, and the soil is in a highly pro ductive state. The land is gently rolling, with all low spots tiled out. It is all tillable except about ten acres where the buildings stand. The entire 310 acres are as fine land as anyone ever put a plow into. The buildings are practically new all having been built within four years There is a fine 8-room ihouse a barn 48x64, which cannot be beat a large double crib and granary an auto shed a cattle shed 40x100 feet, a. poultry house and other buildings. There is a windmill with water piped to the yards. A quarter section of it is fenced and cross-fenced hog tight. This farm is absolutely in a class with those, which in other parts of Iowa have been selling at $150 to $200 or more per acre. But it is offered at $100 per acre. A cash payment of one fourth down is re quired. 1 .. .v -A- tir *, V:. *4 I I Je I if' |V I 1 I & I I •tn Tf'& 's W j- j. 1 *1 ami *.