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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 11, 1910)
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VOLUME 10, NUMBER 9
It Will Pay You
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ANNortmeiit of Winter Vckc(ii11cm at Snn Uenlto
Where the greatest irrigated farming
nronosition in Texas is located. Where
farmers are making from $100 to $500 per acre on winter truck; from $50
to $100 ner acre vear after vear on sugar cane. Where the climate is mild
summer and winter. Where you can grow a greater variety of products than
in any outer secuuii ui Lite vjiiiicu tjiaica. vvncic liaic aic muiiiiJia vjl jliciu
activity each year. The "Nile Valley" of the great imperial state of Texas.
TEXAS Is calling thousands from tho north each month. It is being
populated by tho best poople tho north and the south can send. It
1b a great stato. You can find almost anything In the way of climate,
soil, or agricultural products within its borders.
Tho greatest agricultural opportunity in this great State is found
down In tho oxtromo southern part, nearly a thousand miles south
of its northern borderB, in tho DELTA OF THE LOWER RIO GRANDE.
SAN BENITO is in tho very heart of this delta. The San Benito
tract coiiBlBts of 40,000 acres o tho very richest delta soil. The largest
irrigation system in tho stato is located hero. It is tho only GRAVITY
system in the Valley. Tho main canal is thirty-seven miles long, 250
foot wide and 20 foot deop. More than seventy miles of laterals or
branch canuls have been constructed. Main Canal Navigable.
Tho CLIMATE of tho Lower Rio Grando Valley is unexcelled. Agree
ablo winter and summon
All kinds of Truck, Cabbage, Bermuda Onions, Cauliflower, Egg
plants, Popper, Lettuce, Beans, Okra, Tomatoes and Potatoes grow
to perfection hero and wo market them when they bring the lughest
Alfalfa, Cotton, Corn, Broom Corn and all forage crops yield abun
dantly under tho favorable soil, climatic and irrigation conditions of
this Valley, Planters are now making enormous profits from truck
products as well aB the staple crops.
San Benito is an ideal location for a winter homo. Bathing beaches,
good hunting, fishing, etc., convenient.
REMEMBER YOU ARE NOT COMING TO A WILDERNESS. San
Benito is tho largest and busiest new town in tho Lower Rio Grande
Valloy. Good schools, churches, cement walks, city water and lights,
largo stores, refined peoplo.
WHAT SUGAR CANE WILL BRING
The following, clipped from the February 25th issue of the San
Benito Light (credited to the Brownsville Fan) shows the enormous
profits from sugar cane in tho Lower Rio Grande Valley, in which San
Benito is located:
I Pertaining to a 12-acre field of sugar cane near Brownsville,
Texas, grown oy Tiiomas a. Jackson, season lDoa: .
jj By 50 tons per acre, sold for $3.26 per ton '. $164.63
To cost of land, per acre 75.00
To cost of clearing, per acre lo!50
To cost of seed, per acre 1550
To cost of planting, per acre 15!57
To cost of cultivating and watering, per acre 10.75
To cost of water per acre 490
To cost of harvesting, per acre WW 875
To cost of gathering and scattering cane, per acre !.!'.'. 25
Actual work started on an interurbau railroad system to cover
entire tract. No farm will bo more than a mile and a half from
transportation either by water or rail. Sugar cane and all heavy
products will bo handled by standard steam locomotives and
I hereby certify that the above statement sets forth the facts ob
taining to the 12-acre tract in question.
(Signed) THOMAS A. JACKSON.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of January
Sioi t J' G FERNANDEZ, '
beaiJ Notary Public, Cameron County, Texas
Don't delay. Tear off the Coupon and send for our
San Benito Land & Water Co.
Box B, San Benito, Texas, Alba Heywood, President
ApnnvrMrnr TWt Tnnirn' . .
& . uuuiia uwu sworn statement he paid for h
farm and its clearing the planting of his crop, its cultivation harvest
ing and marketing and had a balance of $24.31 per acre HN pphp
WILL NOT HAVE TO BE REPLANTED NOW FOR FIVE YEARS
Consequent ly on the same yield next year his profit would be subtract
C,W?S?r PlantinWHICH eVSRS
SEND COUPON FOR ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET
San Benito Land & Water Co., Box B, San Benito, Toxar.
Gentlemen: Please send, without inmirrinp nnv rthit..t
your illustrated booklet containing full information of your irrigated
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