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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIPGE HSSAIJ) SPECIAL PUBLICITY MJMBEK r COMLDMLE, i.T_ _ pixiuj. is in the eating: of it. and the suitability of the Coaldale district for growing all kinds of farm produce has been demonstrated by the experience of the farmers who are there. These .farmers are known all over Southern Alberta for the marked successes they have had. The Coaldale district ha? not been advertised nor "boomed." It experienced its rapid develop- ment solely as the result of merit. The luxuriant growth of prai- j rie grass looked good to the founder of the district in 1904, and the substantial houses and barns dotting the prairie now shcvr that the district has madej good. The soil is a deep, rich, porous clay loam, with a clay subsoil. It yields the heaviest kind of and owing to the nature of the subsoil and the lay of the land moisture can be well retained. There is no richer soil than that found at Coaldale, Al-j berta. The people are proud of j their little town, and all of themj speak in the most.. confident j terms of its future. If any clis-j trict in the, West has reason to i believe that "We're monarch of! all we survey, our right there isj none to which is so the .-est. .the Coaldale district has, and well may the people be so optimistic. Coaldale is situated 9 miles of Lethbridge on the Crow's ]Nrest branch of the C.P.B., in the centre of a block of 50.000 acres of irrigated land, and is distined to become a very im- portant agricultural point. la the fall of 1904 Rev. B. P. Cokley, father-in-law of H. A. Suggit, came up from Illinois and made arrangements with the A. K. and I. Co. by which, he secured 28 sections of land at Coaldale. A company was form- ed, which had for its object the PUBLIC SCHOOL AT COALDALE. ERECTED IN 1908 colonization of the land purchas- ed. Mr. Suggit was appointed secretary-treasurer of the com- ern state The soil is well acre The American Farming Co., i Church at Lethbridge. Mr. oue of the residents of ;the district, has beeu of great assistance in conducting the ser- vices. Coaldale is now an ap- pointment attached to Leth- bridge Second Methodist church. A suuday school has been or- ganized, and is well attended. Some people in the Eastern and Central States and iu East- ern Canada labor under the im- pression that we live in dugouts uud shacks. We doubt if a 'more modern or up-to-date farm house than Mr. Suggit's can be j found anywhere. Mr, Suggit's house was built last -July, and is modern in every respect, and possesses all con- veniences. There are eight large rooms and a bath room, finished and furnished as nicely as the best. It is heated by hot air, -and it fire place brightens up the drawing room. The Chicago air pressure water system supplies the bathrooms and other rooms i with both hot and cold water.' Mr. Suggit has both local and; long-distance telephone connec- tion, as have several other farm-. ers. He can talk to anyone in: Lethbridge without paying toll. A nicely painted barn on Mr. Siiggit's farm will accommodate twenty-two head of stock. Many: farmers iu the East could re-, ceive suggestions from the con- veniences in Mr. Suggit's build- ings. Mr. Heighes1 Experience Geo. Heighes came to the Coal- JAS. PILLAR'S FARM HOME -T- good interest on this m elevatbr and butther shop. In 1908 C. P: fi. erected a- at Coaldale. and placed "an agfeiLt in 'Bas-'two charge. mails- a day. few .months i. ago'' ter, of Dayton. Ohipj: erecteji a large building" arid iii! a stock of general- .merchandise. Mr. Selfter ,is 'posMasterj. and owns: a ifive vbirfc of tlie yillp-ge. crop i He :but good word's .to "o say of Alberta, tnd thinks His native ..state is.not in it -.as a land of opportunity compared with the province to which he has -come. when A sugar factory will be Coaldale distriet, says.: Mr. Heighes. "Mr stock remain i m reasonable, hard out all winter. I'purchased myilieaded farmers from the North- land at an acre and it'is worth Southern Alberta; compares very favorably with Dakota as a farming country, nnd better results are Mr. Heighes spoke of the class of people in ther community ,andj the high, standard of morality; prevailing; Indeed more pleas- ant social, surroundings could not be found. Irrigated Fanning H. Sugsfitt, wfitiiisr of the being raised in the Leth-jlt is on land similar to ours and District, but when we j produces no crop "that we cannot reasonable, __ hard produce, why then shall our land not be worth as much? We erjected to create a demand for so' inat the soil" suited f or Sincer you, are extolling the Dis- a liuildniff standpoint, tKat a flour mill scion; also. of Another elevator be erected j it might iipt come -amiss to tate tttis .year, and there: is -.a rumor i a facts xjoncenung the agricultural and particularly I July, school sec- i wish tb rspeak of de- tion was formed and a velopment -madie house erected, X This :is a very j ;No' oj weH; equip'pei is, liiqely painted, very neat opened in S. L. Potts in charge. Twen- ty-six pupils "are enrolled; but the seating 'capacity; "will 'accom- It berta has presents a Al- ifreater has School {this district, tonA if anil the last with Miss years to come do1 as much, for us as in 1908 and tKe-two years pre- vious we will have JBO? cause for complaining. Having op- modate v Church services have been held as uetJiL Jieiu. In an irrigated section such'as j at Coaldale from its earliest his- this is, a few years will see thejtory, under the supervision of ..j west- country cut, up into 40 and pastor, "of t the Methodist terest from renting them out. A' man -could upt pay for a farm there in a lifetime from what he can make from the farm. Why on land in Colorado arid cannot in Illinois? The replv is- I alfalfa J while the Illinois farms. are each year becoming more arid i more impoverished.- In the irri- j gated districts of the West they j are becoming richer and raise i crops more abundantly than thev j ever did. The greyest fertilizer [known is Alfalfa {thrives the best in-the dry at- jmosphere of the West under ir- l rigation. We have raised in var- jious parts of Southern- Alberta as high as 60 bu. of wheat per' acre On our irrigated lands af- ter plowing up our alfalfa fields we should raise 100 bushels. Where we are now producing from 10 to 15 tons of sugar beets per acre we will produce from wliere we raise on Alfalfa land, and so with potato- es and all other crops. This is the reason that Irriga- ed lands in this Western Country where we have an abundance of sunshine and plenty of water is the richest farm land to be found on the American continent and in no section of the West are to be found better condiions than those we have right here. s. In speaking thus of irrigated farming it is not my intention to belitle in any manner the farm- ing being carried on in Southern Alberta without irrigation. We used to speak of the two condi- tions as irrigated farming and dry farming, but the 'dry lands' have disappeared. It is now win- ter wheat land. So we have here the two propositions: Farming under irrigation and winter wheat farming, both are success- till, they are simply in different classes. There is no competition between the two. It is beyond all question now that winter wheat can be raised successfully every year without irrigation, and that spring grain does very well. We do not claim that irrigation is an C. H. SEITTER'8 POST OFFICE AND GENERAL STORE absolute necessity in raising any grains. It helps some times, but where the greatest benefit to the country in general comes in is that it permits of a greater range farming. We are not.confine j ed to: the raising of grains. We i will have the richest mixed farm- j'jng country to be found in the West. c- i A man has to have at least j half a section of winder wheat land to do any good. He must jhave lota, of horses and macMn- iery, but a family can make a j good living on ten acres of irri- gated-land. It is true the continent over (that irrigated farming the surest, safest and most profitable means of farming and it is just as true in ,this great, rich Coun- I Our irrigated lands started at per acre in 1905. In J90T a farm partly improved sold for an acre. There are farms in the Coaldale District that could not be bought for mere, 0, oougfit tor western btates. and they can raise as. much alfalfa per acre and year will mark a m ed soil conditions, jand as soon as pur land is in a j ual increase, so we have no canw they were convinced that they j better state of cultivation we wflllto complain for what Southern could raise crops successfully [raise as many tons of sugar beets Alberta has dbmffor our settlers and they have proven that j per acre as they can or as many in this district. Every one is sat- they were making no mistake, bushels of potatoes per acre as j isfied and all agree that Southern I nATT an-fta-riAft TtioT1 I i 11 _ pdrtunity duritig toe past few years, to pllserve conditions j in the West, rlwth in Canada and i They are now satisfied that under j Greely does. T ,p.. JJL v C7t.fc vi.o.i.AL'Vi. 4 T MVtO. I I nAft'1 1O TnA f the Tj'nited regarding! natural conditions, this country have a richer native soil j the North West. Alberta is ,the best country in W. J. ENOCt MftiOENCE, COALDALE. ERfCTED (Ml. FOLLY MODERN HOME ftAMN, Bf LOW I NO TO M A, tuoomr EREOTED tm E. I. lURNETTi FARM IUILDIN Ot EREtitfb'IN IM ;