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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 3
Go to Mission, in the Wonderfu
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Gulf Coast Country of Texa
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Delegation jrom the Nut Growers' Convention at Brownsville Arriving at .fission on a Tour of Inspection.
the Rich La Lomita Lands
Where Fortunes Are Being Made
Aro you going to Texas? If you are. It's tlmo you were making up your
ind to talco a trip down thl3 way. That's tho common-sense, business-
ui. u.i.,n -n An fi rrn nnri nun fnr vniimolf tho rich La Lomita Lands at
Mission. That's tho only way to find out, and we know that our proposi
tion will bear tho most rigid Investigation you can make.
"Wo want you to como hero and see what farmers and growers from
Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, and other states are doing
here, and learn from them tho possibilities for accumulating wealth and
making a happy home. . A, .
Tho situation may bo summed up in tho statement that any man who
has a good store of energy and good sense, togother with enough savings
to give him a start, can do nothing but succeed in this rich country. And
if such a man would own some of this land It behooves him to GO NOW
AND GP3T IT. Tho rapidity with which It Is being bought and settled por
tends an Increase In values, and a couple of years of tho enormous profit
takings aro suro to send tho price of tho land to the place where it belongs.
w..ra TPAitisr Did it ever occur to you that as soon as a now section
a-ajuhm i jiiAiiw o tho country gets pretty well settled and developed
Nrm?itifp lt3 lttnd values hurriedly reach a level commensurate
IN1ER1CST wlth thQ carnlnff power of tho soil? What will that
mean to tho owners of land on tho LaLomlta tract. What would you con
sider land worth from which you could be reasonably suro of taking a
profit of $100 per acre and upwards each year? On a ten per cent basis It
would bo worth $1,000 por aero, and there are wholo agricultural states in
which not a single farmer makes 10 per cent on tho valuation of his land.
Did you mako $20 per aero clear money last year? Come to Mission and
wo will show you farmers who aro netting from ?100 to $500 per acre on
land that will not cost as much per acre as yours. You don't have to farm
a wholo section and wear yourself out in order to accumulate a compe
tency. The conditions down here aro so unusual and so favorable that
a 10, 20 or 40 aero tract Is a great abundance.
IDEAL. SPOT t'B 10 ldcal place for tho farmer from tho high
FOll NORTH- Priced, thickly settled agricultural districts of the older
KILN FARMER states, whoro land is so high that it will no longer
produco adequate returns on the investment, where It
Is no longor possible to Invest for yourself or to surround yourselves
with farms for your children. There's a chanco to get them all togother
here, and a chanco for them all to make money. Wo need good men with
families or prosp'ectlvo families to comploto our colony In this most health
ful and sunny climate at Mission. Wo realize that there Is power In num
bers, and that men to help put this land in cultivation is all that wo need
to make It doublo in valuo a number of times In tho next two years.
If you aro renting a farm, or have to oorrow money to pay your rent,
why contlnuo to do so and bo satisfied with $20 crops on $200 land, when
you can como to Mission and mako enough from your first year's crops to
more than pay for your land at present prices?
Wo want you to como and meet the two men who
camo hero last year and rented 43 acres of land, plant
ing tho samo In onions. After paying all expenses and
rent they placed $10,000 in the bank. Where else can
you do as well? We want you to meet Mr. Chas. Volz, a former Indiana
man who, a year ago, made over $1,000 not from an aero of celery. Mr.
Volz turned his attention to onions and potatoes this year. He harvested
8,000 crates of onions from twenty acres that netted him about
$1 a crate, or $400 por acre. Besides this, Mr. Volz had twelve acres in
potatoes on which his net profits were better than $150 per acre. It seems
almost incredible that all this could bo accomplished beforo corn tho
northern farmer's staple crop was knee high, and with months' of hard
work yet ahead beforo ho receives his money provided ho has good luck.
AN INDIANA Mr "Win. Volz, another Indiana man, this year planted
MAN'S FIRST acres in onions. Ho has harvested 5,000 crates at a
EXPERIENCE net Proflt of $1 per crate, or $500 per acre. He also
planted seven acres of potatoes which netted him over
$1,200. This was his first experience here. Next year ho will do bettor.
Wo could go on and givo you more, but wo only wish to give you an
Idea of what Is being done hero. We want you to remember also that
truck-growing is by no means tho whole thing here. There are unlimited
possibilities in the growing of such staples as corn, alfalfa, cotton, sugar
cane, broom corn, etc., and for fruits such as oranges, lemons, grape-fruit,
nuts and vines, which promise to rival tho immense production of Cali
fornia. Table grapes Tlpen two months earlier-than in California. They
aro shipped to northern markets early in June, and are 1,000 miles nearer
Is it any wonder that tho farmers and growers are getting rich? Lands
under less favorablo conditions are selling from $50p to $1,000 per acre
Our lands at Mission aro selling from $50 to $100 per acre, but with Buch
ylolds as our growers are receiving this thing will not have to last lone
to send prices skyward.
WONDERFUL . Tho m?B wonderful thing about the Gulf Coast Coun
CLIMATE OF ify next .to Itarl,c, sils'J?. tho equable climate. It is
GULF COAST ho surprlso and delight of tho northerner. The climate
is as near perfect as it is possible to be. The vallev is
400 miles further south than Los Angeles, Cal., but tho summers are not as
warm as in that stato; the Gulf breezes keep tho annual mean tempera
ture at 72.7, while the highest temperature ever recorded by tho U S
weather bureau was 98 degrees. The summer days .and nights are con
stantly cooled by tho Gulf breezes, and tho absence of dampness makes It
less noticeable than tho extreme temperaturs of the. northT There is no
swampy land in the valley, and malaria is unknown. Sufferers from
asthma, catarrh and rheumatism are greatly benefited by comini hpro
Sunstrokes are unknown. The winter climate is delightful and balmv
allowing constant outdoor life. Tho samo Gulf breezes which temncr the
summer's heat modify tho winter's cold and protect the growing crons
from the danger of frosts. The clear, dry atmosphere, tho absence of fogs,
the freedom from extremes of temperature, make this tho most Ideal
climate in tho United States. tt
Why go to the polar regions to secure a farm and spend all you make
during tho short summer trying to keep the winter wolf away from the
door, when you can enjoy this kind of a climate while constantly making
Rich SoUs of Lower Send for Full Information
The La Lomita Lands at Mission aro
in the delta of the Rio Grande river,
and tho soils aro of that rich quality
that exist nowhero else in tho world.
Exports who havo examined those delta
soils say thero is practically no bottom
to them. It Is a proven fact that every
aero In this valley has from ton to
thlrty-flvo feet of this rich humus soil,
filled with tho rich vegetablo molds of
untold centuries. Thero is such a great
dopth of this humus soil to draw from
that is practically Inexhaustible. In
addition to this, our lands are Irrigated
by tho silt-laden waters of tho Itio
Grande a constant fertilizer.
In addition to our wonderful climate
and rich soils wo have an abundance
of water for irrigation and an efllciont
Irrigation system. Wo have an abun
dance of good Mexican laborers, who
wor ior (o cents a uay in our money
and board themselves, which is quite
an Item to tho farmor's wife. Wo are
on the railroad and have tho best ca
cllltlos for getting our products to tho
best markets at tho tfmo when thoy
will command tho highest prices. Com
mission men are always on the ground.
Cut Out This Coupon and Mail TODAY for
FREE Information. It May Mean More to
You Than Anything You Have Ever Done
CONWAY & HOIT, Mission, Texas:
PIchmc send me, without Incurring any obligation whatever, further
Information regarding your La Lomita Land.
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Addren.i '...'..'. ". v "
R. F. D.No,
Where YOU Can
,2nsidcr your Present station In life
with thoso of tho men who aro making
a success at Mission on the La Lomita
Lands in tho Texas Gulf Coast Coun
try. You can do fully as well, but
yo.V, mus ACT NOW while land can
st"l ho had at reasonable prices.
When present owners are now being
offered from two to five times as much
per acre net for their produco as tho
same land con now be purchased for
per acre, is it not time you wero look
ing Into this proposition?
On ft dlqtlnnf nlimn r. . i -J.
I-kj-i.Li 7 2r - " j in firming ai
Mission is that you can raise two and
ZZZ . viupa a year, ana
twenty acres will mako as much as
fifty acres In other places.
Wouldn't you like to havo a small
farm in the Texas Gulf Coast Coun
try, where success does not depend on
fin? weather with 'irregular raln-
k?a l?lp of investigation for
yourself and see what is being ddne.
I ,i iid ,Tu?sdays in each month, Wo
fr w TV . ijr "vite your correspondence.
Write us for further information.
Address CONWAY & HOIT, MISSION, HIDALGO COUNTY TEXAS
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