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About The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 21, 1919)
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His Alfalfa Looking Fine.
Alfalfa, Oregon, July 9, 1919.
Mr. J. 13. Miner,
I understand you are getting up a book describ
ing the many advantages that are to be had on
the Johnston Ranch, and I am going to send you
a letter which I trust you will find helpful and
which you can use to advantage.
I will state that I am well satisfied and have
never had any experience with irrigated land and
the season has been unusually late this year, and
things do not look as well as I expected them to,
and there are times when I find myself somewhat
discouraged. However, at the present tinie my
alfalfa is looking fine and I expect to harvest a
good crop, which will almost repay me for the in
convenience and hard feelings I have had.
If there is anything fI can do which would be
of service to you, please call on me, as I wish to
repay ydli for your many kind deeds and accom
modations. Yours sincerely,
D. M. AGNEW.
Tim (,'nrr of YvHtcnhty,
Tito curcn I know hut yonlordny
I'ro cant away, tar, far nwny;
I loft thorn nil thlH goldon day
Down deep urnld tho now-mown liny.
With nil tho thought of foolish
Awaiting mo In coming yearn
I'm llntcnlnrc now to lowlriK hordn
Amldnt tho xweotcut HOtigH of hlrdn.
Atnlrl thn ruotllntf ot tho troon
And hUHy droning of tho' hnnn
I loft nil caroM whoto Hwoot flowom
Out In tho Hummer floldu ot Ood.
I will take off
Crops Pay One-Half Purchase Price in One Year.
Alfalfa, Oregon, July G, 1919.
Mr. J. B. Miner,
As per your request. I am writing this letter
to repay you in a small measure for your various
courtesies and accommodations.
You ask me how I like the Johnston Ranch. I
will be frank and state that at first I was not
very well pleased, but I realize that this has been
a very backward spring, and vegetation has not
grown as fast as I should like to have it.
Everything is looking good and the prospects
are at the present time that
crops almost one-half of the
my land this year.
This is much better than I expected to do as
you gave me to understand it would take at least
five years to make the land pay for itself.
I wish to state that I am well satisfied and have
found everything as you have represented it, and
I shall be pleased to meet any prospective settlers
that might be contemplating a ranch in the John
ston Ranch or in this vicinity. 1 am sure that they
cannot make any mistake.
I am looking forward to the time when there
is a family on almost every forty-acre tract of the
entire ranch, and then we will be able to establish
our Literary Societies and bring our schools up
to a better average that will make our community
a credit to any part of Oregon.
If I can be of any service to you in the future,
I shall be pleased to help you.
Thanking you for your past courtesies, I am,
A. E. FREE.
JOHNSTON RANCH consists of 1 280 acres, situated 1 6 miles northeast of Bend, near the
Powell Buttes. This land is mostly under cultivation and is now being sold in 40 to 80
acre tracts, ranging in price from $70 to $90 per acre.
TERMS: $7 to $10 per acre down, and balance in 10 years. Or when you have made
two or more payments we will give you a warranty deed to our right and you may secure a
Federal Loan, which would give you 30 years time for your payments. However, five years
is all you need, 'as you will note by the letters written by some of the first settlers who pur
chased the land from me.
ALFALFA under irrigation is the principal crop. With the application of sulphur to the
land it has been found that it is easy to raise from 3 1 -2 to 4 tons per acre off these lands.
We are looking for men who are not afraid of,
work and know how to gain success today out of
. failures of yesterday. If at first you don't succeed,
try, try again. These words were first used many
years ago, but they are as true today as they
Can you think of any business enterprise that
is more sure of success than the acquiring of
forty acres of nice, smooth, fertile irrigated land
in a well settled community, where water, sunshine
and health are combined, for the first payment of
a small sum of seven to ten dollars per acre? This
is the amount required to put you in possession
of a proposition that is absolutely safe and sure.
Remember that it has been no little trouble for
me to secure this beautiful niece of land for you
and your friends to have a place that you can call
home and at the same time be independent of
bosses and landlords. Just think how nice it is
to have a
)lace to go to, where you go to work
and quit when you please and feel an air of inde-
lat the entire world is depending on
If you are thinking of buying a piece of farm
land you will have made the biggest mistake that
you ever made in life if you do not investigate the
Johnston Ranch before you buy. It is a proposi
tion that is absolutely gilt-edged and is endorsed
by our bankers and leading business men of the
city who are more familiar with its merits than I
am myself, and for this reason alone I am insist
ing that you owe a duty to yourself and family
to come without delay and investigate the merits
of one of the best propositions which you ever had
offered to you.
I thank you. j .
J. B. MINER & COMPANY
PERSONS DESIRING TO SEE THE JOHNSTON RANCH SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, MAY MAKE APPOINTMENTS AT
MY OFFICE BETWEEN. NOW AND SUNDAY MORNING. TRIPS WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE WEEK ON
APPOINTMENT AT MY OFFICE.
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