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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBBIOOE SPECIAL PtTHLICITY NUMBEB fiTWBriiht Fiff J I ANY SETTLERS are] .to. .'the trici ithis, year and :whfle this lo-i caJityi is one-of the most improv-' ed .sections in. Southern Albertay thev present- prospects ior immi- gration bid fair 'that 1909 will be the. banner year for: actual set- tlers and practical This ia .attributed to "the; fact that countless herds of on the .continent as a wheat' and 'ou.t producing section, both' in Duality and .-quantity, Unlike most prairie districts, .the stranger will be surprised1 to find good sized timber'''girowing the banlcs of the'iiver antt together: with the of enthusiastic on this ,part, of the' country: not> forgotten friends who were, left rbehind, .on the old. of the. phenomenal SUQC68S WJilCJl XlclS tltXtilUCQ, by the farmers the district. High River -is the. :.principal-j town on the Calgary an.d Macleod section of the C. 40 miles south of Calgary, beautifully: sit- uated on the baiikb of the High-, wood river. It has a population of inhabitants, who are all, good. live energetic people and through their efforts they are en- joying all the' conveniences of the larger cities, having a muni-1 electric lighting and plant, town hail, police force and fire department with modern equipment, also a large assembly hall or theatre which will accom- modate 500 people. It has three chartered banks, four commodi- ous hotels, good schools, church-, ea, hospital, several elevators of large capacity, saw mill, with an '-output of feet of lum- ber for 1908, sash and door factory, feed mill and in fact every Jine of business is well and ably represented. The natural resources of the district are many. There is an abundance of coal through the foot hills west, also timber and there is certain to be found by the prospector, valuable minerals in the mountain ranges in which the sportsmen will find the very beet of hunting, .fislmig. etc. Prop one of "the greatest ranching, districts in America with its fertile prairies of nutri- tions grasses and abundant ket in Canada. Breams of: good spring water. The followin comes the is: a bleakness'of prairie. The 'land is generally' 'level, free''from and Tirush, ..'it consists of 'a rich sandy loam with a clav a few of the-reliable farmers in the; district i best .-serve the purpose. ,to; demonstrate: as -to- ac- tual results obtained in grain 'growing.'. _'.' Mr. .Adolph .Nelson, .formerly 'of that on hig section acres under fall wheat which yielded him 46 bushels to the acre making -a 'total of bushels. the'. wheat, .hauled; to. the elevator and., two-thirds, .of it graded No. 1 arid .the .balance No, He rer fceiyed'qn an average of 70c per bushel ,tjr ,tjie grand total .of :i There is positively h6 question asj to the productiveness, of soil: conditions'are .such that this'is a1 most desirable district for grain growing, mixed farming and stock raising; Pifac1 ed that fact beyond a doubt. The country lying east of High River through which the new Calgary and Lethbridge line of the C. P. R. will pass is an ideal expenses of discing, railing- amounted to which is jf on ithVBasis of .one acre: Discing High and sowed same to "Alberta Red" wheat from whioh-the following year he- harvested bushels that he sold for seed at per bu- shel. In the spring he sowed the same land into oats bushels ;which he sold at 40 cents. In 1907.he summer fallowed and returned to the old stand-by, which he put in about the first of August. Last fall this same piece of land aver- aged him 50 bushels to the acre, selling it at The field was Carefully'-surveyed by Mr.. Dick- ignson and was found to contain "exactly 41 acres; Briefly and to; the point, Mr. Bower realized in four years from this field of 41 acres the sum of made up as follows: 1905 wheat 1845 bu. 1906 oats 2460 bu. 40c.. 984.00 2050 bu. 75c 1547.50 he -Poio." Tlie fame of. High W -lieyed by those... living here that-, "River possesses the J advantages' in the last grfeat l! 1 A Lively ToWii SflTiated On C. E. j J TAYELT is els of grain, miles north Madeod I iRBhandlediby three elevat- A T, 4- u !ors several warehouses; and and about 'bv-u 'l-, T besiaes, several large farmers line from Lethbndge- own shipments direct It is only about buVwt own a Ti-ew-'briuk-fOtlr-l experienced great cars, and rfeel railwajr- "very. iniich to. jroomed school house, which was erected of: _ The Presbyterians have lafgfe j the congestion frame.; church ;which cost: about traffic.-" the Roman --Catho- lics a commodious edi-: fice.. Its population 300. There; is live of .whose secretary. would, be glad "to .give any infprma- tion .about; this, town.: Stavely: is, Ipcate3. in the, grain centre', and; sihips at present close of the' There is also7 gobd: prospect for a coal1 mine in the' foothills' seven miles -to -the" wes'tjof '-'When mine is fully developed it 'would-' have (down7 grade haul to" Stavely.-. together andrhuetleiwith; t a progressive spirit 'for the. best interestf of .our. jfchere were about threshing.. outfits 'vicinity of -The, yielli of fall wheat ranged from 40 !to 50 pfer-aore; and graded Kio.-..- Alberto-- Red. The.. average yield of .spring wheat was to 30 bushels per acre aiid most it giradeH No; 1 No; -a To of among. the.-fpptnflls of; the IRockies. large .herds of ,catjflej horses. 1 n ,j si 1 4 n 'o'i' 1 ana sheep. So tttavely is a busy with :'gbod prospects arid Settlers "both -'and' of Stavely; comerh.ere to; market '-produce r grain stock, cars has helped to. cause _ lpl. Nearly every people except the! an... increasing -.number ofr }.negroes jaire Tepresentei.here, A VIEW UND ALONG THE NEW RAILWAY The Calgary and bridge line, which Js practically assured, is tapping a district well known, as a successful winter wheat belt beyond all experimental as well as a spring wheat and flax producer, for which the Gladys ridge, east of High River, is famous; the older settler had never-failing, non- frosted spring wheat har- vests for years. LAND VALUES. Land prices whUe firm; are not inflated, and we have some exceedingly good offers :to make to the man with limited means in improved and unim- proved lands along the recent survey. QUARTERS, HALVES, OR SECTIONS AT MOD- ERATE PRICES AND LIBERAL TERMS. OUR CROP PAYMENT PLAN places any one with small capital in a position to own land in a district he is of los- ing but becoming independent in a short time. LARGE TRACTS. Write for particulars for LAND EN BLOC. HIGH RIVER, High wood River. Population 1800. 5 churches. 2 schools Muirioipal owned electric light- pi ment in connection. 4 hotels, p lining mill, saw for 1908 feet, brickyard, government and rural tel Banks. A prosperous town with a i.i-A VIEW OF THE TOWN OF HIGH RIVER WRITE US Fruit Lands a liitliHi s'tnl ALSIMTA RED WtttAT Seeie< aitf m by Jan. 1, tttl. Iltvator oapaetty Inadequate. Can In great demand by farmert. The following isj a cor- Jescription, price and each parcel of here, j D SEE FOR VbURSELF AND BE CONVINCED. YOUR EXPENSES PAID if you as; repre- QUARTER SECTION. 17 miles east of High River, one mile from re- cent survey of the Cal- Lethbrite R.R. All broken, fencej, small ell up m with it-class rice cash, balance 3 and 5 years, HALF SECTION. ofj High mijes, ;from Brant on f with hotiel, liv- house pran- small stables, well and I water, on place, bal- anc'e surace stones, but 50 ready' for" spring, balance jerwK half 'in 15 2 and O 4 3- ONE SlCTION 13 miles east of Ri- ver, 1. mile from [recent survey, slightly rolling, Al prairie black loam with clay subsoil. cash, bal- ance crop payments. .j ;