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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD SPECIAL PUBLICITY KVIfUKK. Tito Olri.esi _ -V W -V w V A vr tie iuux.il us be had anywhere from seven tojof wlieat havinR beeu grovn to twenty feet and it was until, the acre on .a patch of sixty acres lately from this source that thejiR estent. This was grown bv people derived their supply. i Christopher Xathe who lives The town has installed a water! south of Macleod. and this is be- -Province. This reserve is in the only and e The s now in- stalling a complete and modern sewarage system, at a The streets are Macleod as the most favorable locality in which to farm, and all cost of through the country can be seen arge farms with -aad and tlie. whole engines breaking up the sod, and eight miles south of Macleod. ex- tending 30 miles east to Leth- bridge and 50 miles south nearly to the International Boundary, and west 20 miles. There are only in the neighborhood of 1.200 Indians residing upon it. The Peigan Reserve is not nearly so large, its area only being about acres in extent. The country around Macleod is watered copiously by many more marvellous change in a few years than there has been in this town, and the surrounding fertile country. For many years the town was at war with'the C. P. Railway to get that railroad in- to the town, and the C- P- R. re- fused to come in, but built the station, coal chutes, yards, etc miles out of town. This was largely responsible for the slow growth of the town for manv years. However, two years ago, on account of the bright prospects of Macleod, the C. P. R. decided to move in. Kow there are miles of track in their yards, extensive shops, roundhouses, etc., and the traffic, both freight and passen- ger, has trebled. Maeleod since this time has jumped from a vil- larger than in most towns in the West, the size being 66 feet by 99 feet. The town sells these for on the monthly instal- ment plan, and all the leading real estate men have the sale of them. There is every description of business carried on at Macleod from the second hand store to the large departmental store of the Hudson's Bay Co., and each business is in a healthy and ;hriving state. During the past year there has been a large rm'n erected which runs night and day and ships car loads of flour ;o Japan and Russia, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Montreal. There If i v u.i t iirvjut; Hi; I torata. au- of prosperity and ae fidds f h t the-ffiost-note o-f 1 _ ;ing in size from thirty to three i rr-hiVh ITA thp- Old fhp 1 'A i >V IlHill tlic L_m? t-ULC Ine town owns its own town-j thousand acres in extent waving site and thus has control over the: in the breezes, market of lots. The lots are! Apples may be seen growing (as yet only on a few experiment- al gooseberries, currants, strawberries and all the smaller fruits, yield abundantly. With! such evident proof that apples! will grow in Southern and yield abundantly, there is j no doubt that they will be grown j extensively in the near future, j Alfalfa has in the last few) years been given more attention j and big yields have been record-! ed. The climate and soil seems! to be suited to this most nutri- tious of fodder. Oats, barley, speltz and "rye, all yiehl abundantly and thrive in! every direction around Macleod. The ly and the Kootenai or Water- ton Rivers. The ground is always moist enough to grow plenty of hay al- though this does not grow so lux- uriantly as in the more norther- ly parts of Alberta, yet its fat- tening qualities are of world- wide reputation. It was always found that cattle fattened ami fed on Macleod grass would not shrink when shipped, in the same way as the cattle that are fed on the soft sappy grass further north are unable to hold their weight more than a short time. It is also a noteworthy fact that seems to have been provided for by nature, the grass being short and light, does enable the farmers to put up large quantities of hay. This is not felt however, as all the stock-in-1 eluding the work horses are al-j lowed to graze on the prairie both winter and summer, when not in use, as the winters are never cold enough (with rare ex- ceptions) to warrant the stabling urn! winter feeding of stock. Many farmers, are known to have never put their stock in the sta- ,ble all winter and in the spring have enught up their workhorses which have been fat aud in good shape to start the spring work. The one fact that is most no- ticeable to visitors in winter, is the want of a heavy snowfall, which to the uninitiated mind would be injurious to the welfare of the fall wheat. This wheat, the world-famous "Alberta is sown in the months of August and Septem- ber. The farmers only sow thir- ty pounds (1-2 bushel) of this wheat to the acre, and reap on an average from thirty to sixty I-bushels" to the acre. Spring wheat also thrives and I yields heavily, and there is ample i time for wheat sown in April and May to be harvested and market- ed long before the autumn frostls arrive. Macleod wheat has taken first prixes at provincial aud du- trict seed fairs, and it is a worthy fact that the Alberta Goi eminent bought many car of wheat from Macleod and othij towns in the .south of the pro- vince for seed purposes last when not one carload was bought by them north of the city of Cal- MACLEOD'S OFFICIALS Tin- eyes of many countries are now turned to Canada, and in- vestors are watching and have their thoughts centred upon ''Sunny Southern where so small amount of capi- til will, if invested in land, bring percentages undreamed of in the older countries. With its railroad facilities, its farm lands and its manufactur- es. as yet only in their infancy, Macleod and District are fast be- coming important and are at- tracting attention from every part of America. D. U. GRIER Mayer E. F. BROWN Secretary-Tr taiu rer LETHBRIDGE ASSESSMENT V Assessed valuation of Uth. bridge City for the past thret years: Rate Mills. 15 14% t IB06..... 17% THE HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR WHEAT in all ALBERTA is PAID by THE MACLEOD MILLING CO. 85 per cent of all Wheat shipped from Macleod District has graded 1 All Wheat at our Mil! is bought in Macleod The Reason Why? Not Sentiment! The World Renowned Quality of the Famous Pantry Queen DEiANDS THE USE Of ONLY THE HKHEST GRADE Of WHEAT MacleodMillin Tbe Largest Eiportinj Mill in Southern RANCH SCENES NEAR MACLEOD ;