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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta Where They Raise Heaps Of Cram and Sugar Beets TIELING is situated at the summer and Great visions needed neither wheat ranging from forty to six- t bushels to the acre, of No. There is under course of factory. _____ At the presenFTiifnie we Itrft limited to one elevator and a loading platform, and from the amount of grain raised, as shown r it, be_ ;for me to we" need elevators and grist mills. Tha etfttiitici of 190ft arr as of the Alberta Irrigation railway, nineteen miles south of the fast developing City of Leth- bridge. Ten years ago this com- ing April the first-.c ;Theo. Brandley, made his ap- ipeftrance, immigrating-----from" jRichfield, Utah. Mr. Brandley tinet r-with a large host of ranch- who claimed this country would not grow sage brush, iwhich, although not- Mr. Brandley and his follow- ers, caused them tb ge more care> fully in to the art of farming. The first years theyjnet_ with. jgood success on but the third season, owing to !the drouth follows Wheat, fall and spring, rang- m fSit, alii fo years to thoroughly convince also to give the people confidence for another year and to buy oT tlie m the country. Hence we have more only had four yeare of the kind, It .g true that of farming which is proper fo, gettlers who came in to thig part this, kind pfjand trod coimtrv, -lacked- Ws -tfe? speculators land fe to get .busy in picking up all ..the the farmer is beginning to djty see have the good chances of such a conn- tQ two Qr to fence, ,famers to- three to five two huadred and we see i rag his-wsy to the lan over avaiiabie lands, "which are over, the West, crops grown on Spring breaking were a failure, consequently it was a lifige set- back to the few settipw present here, talsl "T'l Ttt f lack of finances. Things on for j C11J.O.U1C ACHiVto, Canada and the United ttinjf into tne fcailds of the Tint, farm nn ----S---------------------------------- the experimental plan, but is newTarmers. 'la this district the surface in- settlers getting just a fair coming in with steam ft_- i. Of fe'ctfSdeSil r 5 iking the pround, fro: 'fall Oats gave an exceptional crop, from sixty to ..eighty bushels an. "-.5 T, >V Barley is not grown to a large the little that has been grown fifty to seventy-five erection.-at. the- present time c a store, and also a grocery bushels to the acre store. The several harvesting companies are represented as well as the lumber yards. The f Spfbspects were never brighter ihan at the pres- eiit time, because we are looking from two hundred eiit time, because we are looking r three sections, forward k> becoming a railway i "buy mpre of centre r 'which are fast vev of the branch and latter part of Many a paid land, and had T king to the miner he" said there was coal of about iur jus feet at a distance ,an industry which cannot be i overlooked in the prospecB ler. re fuliae of this cea From the foregoing oi -1 Stirling has '1 bright outlook. At thenpresent time tine town has a population of some seven hun- pearance. The school, is 'second to Somthern 'Alberta. is a building fifty by fifty, made ofbriuk, tthlcfr was -manirf ed in this community, and tains some eight large, .spacious frooms. We iSmploy a' five up RESIDENCE OF STIRLING vey of the brancE a branch .-of the Jjreat pass througn -our midstr We have also a sub-division of Stirling in two parts, the new 'division being situated between the two railroad branches. The lots are fastesbeing disposadaef. ic Irrigation is not a necessary condition for this country, as as large a crop has been raised on unirrigated land when it has ii Several carloads of flax have been shipped-.this grown "oft fresh rt running from twelve to two bushels per Sugar beets yield from sis to ten tons per acre. There has beiifc some worth of beets grown this season. irrigated land. Irrigation is ne- growth of alfalfa, and also 'uf sagai" beets. Sugar beets are made, and aTnarket can be obtained at a distance of wheat to the acre. pf to he; acre. oats and barley are "not shipped in large -quantities, they are used in local consump- tion. Cattle is another several having been shipped point. Sheep are herded in large numbers along the several cou- form of mutton and wool. 3Jhe foregoing report is one a credit to any constitu- encyi Si-1 HOW DO THESE YIELD8) are retuJu ,of the threshing on some in rich Claresholm dUtrrct: S. N UNO IN THE i GRASSY LAKE DIOTCf berta is receiving per- as much attention, -as b'fher part" of the soutlT country. such as qnnlity and1 raiged were of fii t acre. The F. Maaon Co. had steum plow operating practical r all summer ajjxl put in an enti .section' Bed" f a L wheat. There will be three or r outfits workii c ing, gently undulating prairie, and the soil'is.a rich chocolate loam, xinderlaid with a good yel- low clay subsoil. Ilu. direclionT; and paftiix to the south- extends as fine man could" wish" for! There is a vein of coal perr -haps" afi it -and .there- are-sev- eral under development in the district the coming son. Land is selling at prices var; ing from to per acre. The new Weyburn-Lethbridj R. wjU'._co: ;ory just sou of Chin Coulee and will nn much for the district. The town of Grassy Lake day boasts of several good, ge eral stores, furniture store, se "feral- lumber livery "barn, barber shop, et( i A good hotel which affords good accommodation for t ;e travelling public is located heip, A goods school and church established. There' 'are -good openings many lines of business and enterprising man can not ma a mistake in settling here. ONE FARMER'S RECORD A new company was recently formed and with the additional ig develppmen ow. secured ton. Practically all of the home- steads in this vicinity .atg-jlhis time have been- taken thougbrthere is still some govern- ment land to the southeagifc doubt be disposedkof Edw.rd Hocking, grath farmer It is no some manner jflTif-.-fai-.nrp- The F. E. Mason Land Com- pany, of Lethbridge, who owned and handled a large block of" land in this district, have .brought in a great many ;setileijs, a- good- ly number of whom.will begin development an extensive .scale as soon as the spring sea- ,son opens up. These settlers are men of ex- who understand the business of grain raising and the next few years will witness a wonderful transformation from raw prairie "to fields of golden grain and good .substantial.and comfortable ;homes, Although too new to cite many uncornjrtorpChinc to see fields of from 90 to per acre, and oafc irtmJM to 100. Some of these large yields were frown -U.nd.ip..the, mott unfavorable, conditions, even on land that has been disced year after being plowed, purchased Sec. 13 I -felt that I had paid But after the hir- lit vest I thought different, From the 460 acres which was sown to winter wheat when I bought the land I harvested bushels of No, I wheat, for which I got 73c per bu- shel. From the remaining IM acres, which was cropped, to oats last year, I threshed bushels of good oats, ?fc this being a volunteer crop. Betides paying on land, I've made several thousand dollars' worth of 4c improvements and have the land in good shape for a large crop next: year. Boots and LL, .MERCHANDISE Agent for Sharpless Separators. ;r' %i Harness Shop Harntss, Saddfos, Htm iiaaMiar Cow Boy OntMs Stirling Blacksmith Shop Carrlaaje Repalnnaj General J. C. CHRISTIMSIH. NG Qroaertes-and Notions J. W. c UNDEVELOPED COALFIELDS SYKES QLER IMPLEMENT DIALERS DrUlB Mowtn and BHMars ana} wma iStlrlihg Drug Store Far all forms of Medicines Patents. DR. KEILLOR. Stirlmg Meat Market Wholesale and Retail Butchers Farm lands and town lots for sale. Insurance a specialty. R. A. DAVIS ham Lumber Co. Lumber, Laths, Shingles, Wood Fibre, Fence Posts, Doors and Windows C. W. FILLICK. TV A. C Bikrotcdt Co. Palaoa Building, Mhina- ;J Minn. lands and improved farms for sale. Organizing, 'equipping arid superintending 'stoxslc Cor Wheat Farms a Specialty. r i. towMif nin r of A. E. Fawns and Buff Ms Ementii Dcerkif Ideal Binders Mowers and Rakes Twine and Iitrae ;