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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBBIDGE H3RALD SPECIAL PyBLICITY NUMBER ivionarcn Bald Prairie In No- vender, 1908; Thriv- Tows With Big Prospects Now VIEW OF MONARCH EARLY !N JANUARY. iN NOVEMBER WAS NOT A BUILDING OF ANY KIND ON THE TOWNSITE the word replaced, investors lias and the been word JST A PROVINCE lite Alberta where new towns and new cities spring up and prosper with each succeeding year the appearance and foundation of a new town does not attract the same amount of attention which it would do in a 'country ppsiewed of less magnificent possibilities. Unlesg therefore a town can claim truly that either from its situation, or its resourc- es. Or from any other reason, or from any other combination of reasons that it is superior to its neighbors, or its Competitors, it does not secure the attention of the settler, and the investor, which is very much as it should be, but every now and again a townsite is laid out which when the town springs up, easily out- strips its fellows and can show a record of substantial progress which leaves the older towns far in the rear. Whenever this hap- pens there is always the best of reasons for the occurrence. The records of the progress of some J, C- BRICK RESIDENCE OF M. FISHER At Monarch. Tht Brick Was Made. at Monarch and Is of Good. Quality speculators has not been men- tioned oncy. There is the best of reasons for this. A man specu- lates in property which he hopes to sell at an early date to some j other person at an advanced j price, regardless of the fact as I to whether or not the land, lots, [buildings or whatever constitutes the subject matter of the purchase is %vorth the price 'pfiid for it or not. But a man invests his money property that he believes will bring a profitable and last- revenue. And the present holders of Monarch property are investors in the best sense of the miles from Granum, on the cut- off, of the C. P, B. between Mao leod and Lethbridge which is now being constructed, has es- tablished a. record far ahead of any previous performance. Some ten. weeks ago there was scarcely anything in the build- ing line' on the site of this new town. Today there are over twenty buildings erected of which no less than eleven are used for business purposes, and J.V.L LJ UUL LM indeed, but the record of j with- each' succeeding sunrise is situated abouj 1 J new new portion of a new build- mg" appears which was not on the sky-line when the sun went down. In addition to this, that-curse of tie new settlement, "the ar- tificial boom" has not cast its blighting influence over thef thriving town of Monarch. j The firms which 'have opened, up branches in it are some of the i oldest, most prosperous, and most conservative firms through-' out the whole Dominion. The Canadian Bank of Commerce is for its .indescretion in business transactions, tie Mas- sey-Harris Co. have a reputation T few miles of the town the record crop of sixty-two and a half bu- shels of wheat was grown and harvested during the last season. Monarch lies in the heart of the ranching district of South- ern Alberta and will without doubt, secure much of the busi- ness that has hitherto been forc- ed_ to go to Hacleod and Leth- bridge. Monarch is directly on the new cut-off railway line of the Of the Famous Card- ston District M five R. S. M. WOOLF, Cardston, in 1908 raised on seventy-1 berta acres, sixtythree bushels i hite The Chinamen have grown great crops of potatoes, beeta, celery and other vegetables for Home-, years. The potato crop on 05 acres last year netted them over moct of the crop be- ing shipped to Britieh Columbia, or towns in Alberta. Irrigation is not used in the growing of crop. The potatoes will average j about 150 bushels per acre, gome going over on -prairie land with- out manure. -Many varieties of wheat have been tried here and are made ot from samples. The wheat grow- ing forjm_arket has settled to AI- Presion or Bed and -w to the acre of Alberta ua.ve winter wheat, weighing 67 Odessa, Gold Coin, Lonora, j_i .1 j grown have succeeded ha.ve per bushel. This is the crop de- scribed by Mr. Angus McKay of Indian Head, the finest crop of wheat he had ever seen. It was also specially praised by the Scot I 1 new cut-oft ra> way line ot the tish Commission of Agriculture C. P. lc, and therefore it can freshed from this crop won the 1st prize at the Cardston Fair in September 1908 and at the Cardston Seed Pair in Jan- uary, 1909, scoring 94 34 points boast of perfect facilities for the shipment of grain, cattle and other assets which it produces 111 vuc west ui. me T word. The question'naturally, whv is IN THE BARRHILL DISTRICT arises, why is Monarch superior to other towns on the south line. Why is it that conservative and suecessfxil business men have seen fit to rush to this town? Why have the farmers of Alberta already contemplated moving their present holdings and are eagerly inquiring what land is available in the neighborhood TTHe reasons- are few in num- ber, but they are sufficient. j situated within the i of the best grain country all Alberta. Within BANK OF COMMERCE OFFICE AND FORD TYLER'S MONARCH HARDWARE for solidity, which has reached from Atlantic to Pacific and both of these firms, have establish- jments in the town. The elevator j companies are already vieing j with another as to wlich i shall build an elevator first 'on the track at the earliest possible moment after the rails have been laid. Although the lots have hard- ly-been placed on the market, the shrewd and successful investors, of ietKbridge, Mac- leod and the other progressive towns and cities of Southern Al- berta have secured.many of the lots which lie adjacent to the track and- on the main street. It will be noticed that throughout this article CLARESHOLM j: Granum Fifty miles north of Leth- bridge is a district known as Barrhill. It has only recently been placed under cultivation hut the settlers there report good crops. John Nale harvested in 1908 23 bushels of spring wheat to the acre, 27 bushels of oats to the acre and 10 bushels of flax to the acre. E. D. Johnson's wheat went 23 bushels to the acre. Ed. Silsby had 14 bushels of flax to the acre and 55 bu- shels of voats to the acre. Sebastian KeJIar boasted of 25 bushels of spring wheat to the acre. A. Wintori's spring wheat ran 22 bushels to the. acre. L. H. Haney, threshed 22 heat to the of winter wheat. Matt Hill's winter wheat averaged 29 bushels to the acre. by government judges, Messrs. T. D. Henderson and W. H. Fairfield. Close bv where this crop was grown, in 1906, Thos. H. Wool- ford raised, an average of 115 bu- shels of oats on 20 acres. He Tautz, Stanley, Bed Cross, Daw- son's Gold 'Chaff, Club and Xew Zealand soft winter wheat, and others which I cannot re- yieldea samples with a large number of bushels per acre for many years it leaves little doufet, as to the value of this region wheat growing. Oats yield heavy crops with us. The winning oats in the shwt class at the Cardston Seed Fair, January, 1909, weighed 44. 1-4 Ibs. per bushel, scored 91 i-Z points by government test anxi were of the Danish Island vari- ety. The winning long oats were TV w also has fine crops of alfalfa, red Banner, Dodd's White, Improved lv clover, alsike, brome and othy. Johannes .Anderson, one tini- j Ligones, Tartar King, and Black Tartarian, have al done well. A mile (good crop of oats will yield 61 to HAY CROP ON A. CAZIER'S FARM, CARDSTON in Cardston, planted wheat ,90 bushels per acre -if well put and has had good crops I in, .highest recorded being- ever since without a break, Ms 115 -bushels per acre. j average for all this time being Barley grown here is second to about 40 bushels per acre, the ground being summer fallowed and planted eacli alternate year with none and several varieties have given the. best of results, viz., (-Mensury, v Cheralice, .English Brewer BaMey, etc. Fifty to I fifty-five busiiels is a good crop, j the barley plump, and well filled j out. Bye does the winter j rye having given us three cut- tings on.one seasonNon, the farm 'of E. J. Wood, on tlie conSnes of Cardston. With alfalfa, without jtion, we can bank on two i crops'in on eseason, and with favorable season, a third. HERE AND NOW Is Your Opportunity to become a Land Owner in Before the children of today aregrown men and women, the rich alone will fee able to buy land. The price will have advanced according to the unchanged law of supply and demand. Those, and only those who own land will be independent. Here and now is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to become a laiid Sunny Southern Hard Winter Wliesat District of Western new strong, clean, prairie land, level to undMaUng, suitable for steam deep, rich soil, no early frosts, abundant moisture, title guaranteed by the Can- adian Government, and our r The man who protptrs is tht man who of his who dots wait to to shown. Today that man Is looking towards Al- Ho soot horo tho inost and rlohost land In tho world. Ho sots now railroads pushlnc forward Into this territory. Ko soos tho tMo of Imnilgra. tton turning this way. Ho soot tho fcoonost land farmors quioly oioklng up for a f ow dollart an aoro land that thoy will llvo to soa worth hmidrodi. Our proposition will hitorost that man. If It hitor. osts YOU, writs for fyrthfr particulars and a samplo of winter whoat to AUBERTA BRANCH Imperial Devdopncnt Co., Lbnited Southard Block HERE IS OUR to touthorn AljerU, look our land ovor oarofully and mako your own sotootlon of a sootlon or Wo win tfcon ontor Into a oontraot with you to gfvo you a oloar daod to tho land you soloot whon you dtllvor your ffrst erop of winter whoat to us at tho noarost olovator-you pay us no monoy whatovor. Your part Is to go on tho land, brook It mm -fatoo ono orop and dollvor that to us. Thon tho land Is yours absolutely, and will pay you M moomo of ton dollars aoro oaoh yoar for tho balanos of your natural Ufa. Or, If you prtfor, wo will soli you tho land at from to an aoro. 1, Ow-third to toe-half the Pfcrditw Price ii cash wd balance ii four yearly papeits, or 2, One-AM Cash ui M of jw crtf eacli year mil lie lari b paid fcr, tf 3, wttki imperial Development Co. Ltd. Capital, SOUTHARD BLOCK Offin, 354 Mdn StrMt, Winnip.f, MUL LETHBRIDGE ALBERTA I- ;