The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 12, 1914 · Page 19
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The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois · Page 19

Decatur, Illinois
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Sunday, July 12, 1914
Page 19
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Sunday Morning, July 12, 19H. Page Nineteen IN THIS SO LAND There am ten and one» alf growing months in very y«ar, and yet enough rest to kill dueaae germ* uch M become dangeroui conunonitiea where no cost it found. o COLD WEATHER Practically ·peaking, lere is no cold weather in lis part of the country. As bated above, the first frost generally u late as De- ember 10th, and the last bout January 24th. Howver, there is some cool reather between the 15th '. December and the 1st of ebruary which is advan- ageous for the health of be community. Generally leaking, there are two or dree weeks of cool weather uring the period men- oned. The Most Productive Farm Land on Earth This reclaimed land is rich in all the deposits that make soil highly productive--in fact, some of the country's leading agriculturists say it exceeds the corn belt and even the famous Delta of the Nile in productive power. The best farms in Iowa and Illinois sell for from $250 to $450 per acre. This reclaimed land is all alike in quality and costs $135 per acre. Farming is much more expensive in Iowa and Illinois than it is in Louisiana; in fact, the soil of the Louisiana Delta is easier to work and a less expensive proposition, viewed from any standpoint. CAN YOU AFFORD TO FARM $250 TO $450 LAND THAT PRODUCES ONLY ONE CROP A YEAR, WHEN YOU CAN BUY BLACK LAND FOR $135 AN ACRE THAT PRODUCES THREE FINE CROPS EACH YEAR? it To Asfe About Louisiana Delta Lands---Read Them! fiat fruits can be grown to the best advantage? Gmpe Fruit, oranges, tan»erines, avacodo, p«r». Japanese p«rslmmona, flge, vas, also berries, itrawbtrrles, currants, etc., grow to pcrtectlon In q u a l i t y I quantity mnd ar* produced M th» time of year when they bring the very h«st possible market prices. it necessary to use fertilizer to secure a good grove of oranges, grape fruit or any other crop? Absolutely no. re a reasonable and average profit per acre to be expected front various crops grown on these farms. tatoes |:ng to I ibage 200 to ens 200 to 100 to natoea 300 to Plant 300 to ery 100 to ttuce 1(0 to :umber» ISO to u 100 to lllflower 100 to 350 400 700 300 400 800 too 400 ·00 JOO TOO Tobasco Pepper» , BOO to Corn 55 to Orangei ,. 300 to Grape Fruit 300 to Figs inn to Strawberries , 200 to Pecans 120 to Cantaloupes 40 to Watermelons 75 to Sufar Cane so to 900 61! 1,000 1.000 350 600 800 150 200 100 pay for my land now, how much money will it cose me to get started? This is entirely up to the Individual purchaser. Generally speaking a crop b« harv.ited within four monthi aft«r your arrival on the ground and if you la * moderate house from $350 to 1700, would b« sufficient; but as Intimated ve this would be governed by you and is affected somewhat also by the sort · crop you first plant. ien can I take pomession of the land I buy from you and go to work on it? Tou can take possession of your farm th» minute your tlrst payment U made ou car* to. W» ar» not only wllUnf for you to do this, but we are very clous to ftt you started, as we know suoce«i will attend your efforts, and the n make* food "I* our but advertisement." w much pioneering must I do and what are the modern conveniences of this region at present? Practically epeaklnf, there it no pioneering to do at th«i« farms and as a tter of fact you can enjoy every prlvlltK* that you now enjoy In any part of North. Tou must remember that you are lesi than three hours' journey by ter from one of the, greatest oltlei In th« United States, that you have a tele. ne. that you have a dally mall and that living at these farms la a comfort a, pleaaurt and In no eense of the word a strain. Tou will not be Isolated rn civiiuatlon: but on the other band art ilvlnff In a pro(re«slrs, up-to-date ility. Are mosquitoes, snakes or other bothersome reptiles a hindrance? So far as snakei and reptiles are concerned you can forget them. There are no pests of this port that you need take I n t o consideration whatever. People from Minnesota and Michigan who are now living In this region make tbe statement that mosquitoes arc not worse than In t h o statef) they came from. Huwover we have mosquitoes here: but they are never troublesome through ha day time. At night (at certain seasons of the year there are more or leen mosquitoes, but they are not so-bothersome as to be dangerous and by no means more trouble- sortie than they are In lake regions or lowlands In the North, It must be taken into consideration also that mosquitoes are becoming l"S fi and less as these lands are reclaimed and drained and the time IB only a short distance away Indeed when this region will have even less mosquitoes than many northern localities. Why have these lands not been settled before? A few years ago, this was a vast, wet pr»lrle. Lands In all parts of th» United States could be b o u g h t at cheap prices up to a very few years ago; but when it became d i f f i c u l t to purchase good landi at prices farmers and fruit growers could afford to pay In the West an4 Northwest, everyone who had a desire to own land looked for something lie could afford to buy. Those prairies were known to be marvelously rich in productive power and at various times large concerns and wealthy corporations attempted to drain parts of them by "gravity" and mafia a f a i l u r e of It. It remained for competent engineers to reclaim these lands by ditching the land and by pumping the water out of the dltchei, This was far too expensive a plan for the farmer to undertake, but when lands got scarce In the North and when irrigation prefects in the West and Northwest failed to be as profitable ai they were supposed to become, many wealthy men and corporations moved the scene of their operations to thcae lands and they have proved them to be as heretofore stated--the richest lanrls in the world. Howver, i t ' m u n t not be supposed t h a t these lands have all lain Idle, as such a conclusion would be a very great mistake. Lands near n a t u r a l bayous and streams In this raelon have been settled fop many, many years and moreover they have been successfully farmed; but It Is only within the past ten years that the great growth of New Orleans and the region of which she Is the center has most raplflly developed. With thl» marvelous development has come the demand ter the reclamation of every foot of land within the area now known a» the Delta. It could be stated here that millions upon millions of dollars wpre Invested In these vast enterprises of which the American Farmer and vegetable raiser will ultimately become the beneficiary and the land that was only a tew years ago very little used will become the greatest crop producer of any like area of land In the civilised world. Why haven't the natives of this part of the state of Louisiana realized the value of these lands before this? Ths natives have always reallied the value of these lands; but It was the trtmendoui cost of drainage that held them back, which has now been done »w»y with--thanks to men of capital who have opened them uu end made U possible-tor them to bi cultivated. MEADOWS CO. Decatur, III Bell Phone, 1100. A Word About New Orleans New Orleans is the greatest COTTON MAKKET in the world. New Orleans is the greatest FEUTT MARKET in the world. New Orleans is the greatest COFFEE MARKET in the world. New Orleans is the greatest SUGAR MARKET in the United States. New Orleans is the greatest RICE MARKET in the United States. New Orleans is the greatest POULTRY MARKET in the United States. New Orleans is the leading LUMBER MARKET in the Southwest. - New Orleans is the greatest GRAIN" MARKET in the southern states and is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the country. Eight trunk lines reach New Orleans, besides a great many shorter railroads. These trunk lines connect the city with 80,000 miles of railroad to the East, North and West. Besides, New Orleans has a mammoth crescent shap ed harbor of thirty miles, and more than twenty miles of wharfage. New Orleans itself is located on reclaimed land. The officers of the Chamber of Commerce of New Orleans are reclaiming 10,000 acres of this delta land just aero ;s the river from the city. IT'S UP TO YOU. In this advertisement we have dealt only with certainties--with facts. The owners of this land are fanners. They know of what we say. If you are interested in land, or in the products of land; if you are farming now, or if you want to get a small tract of land of your own, you will profit by getting in immediate touch with us. Clip the coupon in the corner below, mail it to us and we will send advertising matter to you by return mail or will arrange for representative to call on you. Plan to go with us on our next trip to this great farming region. We start July 21. The railroad fare for the round trip will cost only $25.70, and it will be money well spent. Terms and Other Information " . 1 \\ · ' The Price of this land, Ready for the Plow, is $135.00 per acr«. The owners reclaimed it with their own money, so there are no drainage bonds to pay. You can pay part cash with usual terms on balance. Conditions as to health on these Delta lands are more favorable than in Illinois. The bracing Gulf Breeze banishes malaria. The rainfall (from 65 to 70 inches) is well distributed throughout the year. We can prove to you that this is the best oppor tunity in land In the world today. Funk Bros, of McLean County have sold large tracts of their corn belt land and now are reclaiming 8,000 acres of land near these tracts. The Lord Scully estate, owners of 30,000 aerei In Logan coun ty, art preparing- to reclaim JO.OOO acrei near the _ . _ , - --. land shown In the .X/* rjSX ^ .NAME »bov« picture. ^ *^ *^^ ^ I am interested in this land. Please give me more information. 0°" ADDRESS JWSPAPERl RUEAL ROUTE ·,..-....-.-.- Mail to The Southern Meadows Land Co., 431 Citizens Title and Trust Bldg., Decatur, HI. fWSPAPEK!

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