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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 1, 1914)
VOL. fN0. 32
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An' Improved Farm of 200 aereSj
tion, three miles from Mission, Texas.
This farm is in the Rio Grande Valley. I
not time to look after it It has a house costing &
$2,500.00, with bams and outbuildings to match; fj
is fenced and in cultivation.
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I am willing to sell for less than the price at:
which unimproved land in that section is selling
ArlccW T RRYAN I TNPOT N NFRP
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In the Field of Agriculture
' PITFALLS FOR THE CITY MAN
WHO "WANTS TO BE A FARMER
v The United - States department of
from city people "Who have read
glowing accounts 6t tlie wealth that
may be made on the farm. A largQ
percentage of these people have aV
ready bought farm land. Some of
them appear to believe ;that the. rea
sqn all farmers are not rich is be
cause of extravagance, wastefulness,"
ignorance, and a lack of . business;
ability. To these letters the depart
ment's specialists reply -much as fol-
,"As a matter of fact, farmers as a.
class are intelligent, industrious, and
economical, and many of them .are
men of good business judgment.
Further, those who have made a
thorough study of the business side
of farming know that it is not an
easy matter to make money on the
farm. Only tho most practical and
experienced farmers are making any
considerable profit out of their bus
iness. Most of the money that haa
been made on the farm in Tecent
years has" been made, not by farming,
but by the rise of price on farm
lauds. In the nature of things this
rise can not continue indaflnHGlv.
and some one will own this land
when the price become practically
stationary or perhaps starts to. de
"While it 13 true that occasion
ally a city bred family makes good
on the farm, this is the oxconHnn
and hot the rule, tt is always a risk
to invest in a business without first
making" a thbrough study of that bus-
IDAHO IRRIGATED LANDS
No drouths. No floods. No crop failures. Mild winters
Cool summers. Good water rights. Land very fertile and. pro
ductive, . Price $45.00 per acre up for fully paid up water right
For further information write
W. B. MILLSON
iness. Many city people who have
saved up a few hundred dollars and
who have had little or no farm ex
perience, but who are imbued with
a rosy vision of the joys and prof
its in farming, buy poor land at. high
jjiiuaa uuu mereuy lose tne savings
they have been years in accumulat
ing. One city family paid $10,000
cash and assumed a $12,000 mort-
f?genAftn aAfaTm wortli only about
$11,000. Another paid $2,000 cash
and signed a mortgage for $6,000 on
5Ufa t5at.w? later aPPraised at
$3,000. A city family that hnrt onvnH
$2,000 used this money to make a
first payment on -cheap farm land,
and when their eyes were opened
nJ?dtliey i1 owed considerably
more than the farm was worth. For
seven years they have worked al
most night and. day to meet the in
terest, without beingable. to reduce
the principal, -heso instances could
be multiplied almost indefinitely.
Rh?i?Ina fam' ereat care
standpoint no farm tUat does not pay
Ze on tlle total '"vestment, ap
preciation on equipment, and Wasea
5n!nnaVCa8ea uld the city bred
family attempt farming. Qenerallv
the best advig-e thatcan be given to
the city bred man who desires to be
come a farmer is that before pur
chasing a farm he work as a farm
hand for two or three years. This
will give him an opportunity to learn
first hand many things about the
business, as well as the practical side
of farming. In no other way, as a
rule, can he get good farm training
and experience at less trouble and
expense or without danger from
financial disaster."' '
It has, for some years been gener
ally accepted that the earlier the seed
bed for wheat : .prepared,, the great,
er and more certain the yield secured.
Most farmers have regarded-the in
creased yields on fields prepared
early as due to the conservation and
accumulation of moisture, in addi
tion, of course, to the compacting of
the seed bed. It is announced by Pro
fessor Call of the agronomy depart
ment of the Kansas state agricul
tural college, that early plowing ap
pears to be of vaue because of the
large supply of plant, .food liberated,
especially nitrates, than because of
any additional moisture stored in
the soil by early cultivation. Poor
results from late plpwing he believes
are largely due to the fact that in
sufficient plant food is liberated to
supply the needs of the crop. These
DISEASE. $2.60 TRIAL FBEE
Dr. Miles, the great specia
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romarkablo Spoclal For-
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Bropsy, Weak, Fatty or NerVous Hearts; Snort
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Pain, Swollen Ankles, etc. Wonderlul success.
Many, so-callod "incurable." cured after 3 to 15 doc
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u, 64 to 7 Miu Street.
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