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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 11, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta IMIIIIIIIIIm _ .View looking S.E., showings-general tracklaying activities uloug'/the mainline of the'C P. R'. at Coquitlam. jBimkhouses at Coquitlain. Hero upwards of 1000 man will be quartered from now ou. MORE ELOQUENT THAN ARGUMENTS A WORLD IMPORTANT EVOLUTION Without doubt the most engrossing feature of modern history is the awakening of Asia-the w !i continent of the great, almost innumerable yellow races. [> On this continent lives about one-half of the world's population-they are now beginning to. j: trade with other parts of the world. The trade between the.United.States and Europe made New York the .second largest city in { the world-but Asia contains many times the population of Europe. A few years*.ago Japan was regarded as but an unimportant nation in the world-now it is among the great powers, and progressing probably faster than any country of similar population. �' � But Japan has only about 50,000,000 people to China's 400,000,000-and now China is waking, '! up, the United States Steel Trust is manufacturing steel there. ' '*^�v- When China is fully developed what gigantic.'""eiTects .may'i't;.:not have on the world, com-:-.i(. k mercially and otherwise? ." ',".."',,. �" :;.1.' '. � '.''.�-'i"yf -. When the sigiM ! after all if the CJ.-P. R.''.established at Coquitlam the finest and largest railway terminalfacilities � ion the American continent, and made it a city to rival OiiM'aiifl*' California,'"Ayhich'b^iVrs''ab(nit'"'"'I' 1 ithe same relation :to San Francisco as Coquitlam will to Vancouver, ^ �,'..>.� w .. r,^''ii...: : , ', , ; America than to any other part of the world ex eex>t Asia itself, and it will mean more to the THE CHANGE IN COQUITLAM There is nothing in the history of real estate in North America to compare with Coquitlam in the quickness of the change wrought there by man at the dictation of Nature in the last few months. � , . , � Only a few months ago Coquitlam was but a junction point-a smiling plain, surrounded by rivers and mountains, beautiful to behold, but giving no promise of anything else. Now everything is changed-the Canadian Pacific has commenced work, other people, are building houses, stores and other buildings, Co quit-lain is becoming widely known all over Canada, the United States and Great Britain, and dozens of people have made small fortunes there in many cases out of only a few dollars. Who can tell what the next few months will bring forth. Other railways besides the C. P. It. will undoubtedly come to Coquitlam-newspapers say at least five others, some of which will have terminals there.  ,.. 4ftopg*%nd tisrluinal facilitie^r^ . / ^ r sWe are ^uislt)^'^Uuifding 23 ( houses in CoqUitlaKafTflwnsUe now; furt3iftri'aiinouncemrent regarding ourVf own building activity wiir be made ' in the course oi a, feiw days. ?j Survevors are now ousy on the route of the Industrial Railway to be built by ourselves at a cost of $30,000, to accommodate the industries which are about' to 'locate in Coquitlam-apphcationsvlor these m-^dustnal sites are coming in daily. i~.vJT.he time for theorise--for the men stag minds, wRo can look ahead J^ op Coquitlam is NOW. \ - Kemember practically1' all af^tbe *� Terminal Townnte 'is nrfw,pn*lnti s market-there will benomiotei ex-' tf&cept a few industrial lots and areata. De'wdney Road, Coquitlam-James Park in the distance. Nothing At Coquitlam Yet We have more.than once heard the remark that Uoqurtlam: hasn't even got the CP. R. shops yet. Some people w-ould like to see thousands of men actually at work in the shops there before buying a lot. They would like to see great industries operated there; while the prices of real estate remained sta-" tionary for them. , But, :dear reader, prices cannot remain as they are now-if all these things were at Coquitlam now, we would have long arjo sold out all our property, which comprises the Terminal Townsite. The other day we received a letter from a person who had bought a lot in Edmonton years ago for $60; he didn't think Edmonton would ever amount to much, so he sold his lot- now it is worth $60,000. Some of the lots in the Terminal Townsite of Coquitlam will be "worth a^bout that much when some of these people decide to buy. Our special excursions to Coquitlam, March 16th, l'J12. Perhaps you have read in newspapers and elsewhere about the wonderful development and future promised for Coquitlam. But you may have your doubts as to the reality of these things. Only the fool will jump at any proposition without first applying his common sense. Again, only the fool will hesitate when he has made certain as different to day that the proposition is good. Here are a very few of the developments taking place at Coquitlam even as this is written. Remember all these ACTUAL PRESENT DEVELOPMENTS things require the expenditure of real money. Deeds speak, louder than words. Also money talks. ' The C. P. R. has built bunkhouses to accommodate 1000 men, and are at present employing, about .five hundred workmen laying tracks and sidings; they also have at work four large locomotives and four construction trains. M. P. Cotton & Co., who have the contract for building the streets and clearing property, have now about two hundred men at work. The United Canadian Lumber Company, which is erecting a mill on the Pitt River waterfrontage, has now about fifteen men framing the mill. Several hotels, restaurants, offices, etc., are being erected, and dozens of houses are being rushed to completion. The municipality of Coquitlam is now employing about one hundred men and twenty teams on the streets; they have also a rock crusher at work. Approximately about three hundred men are working at Coquitlam building houses and on other projects be^ sides the C. P. R.. Several industries are ready for actual operations, and others are building. One now ready is the Brown-McKay Company's new lumber mill, employing at the start forty men. PRICES: BUSINESS COQUITLAM w ,OTr.fN CO (WIT LAM TOWNSITE COMPANY, LIMITED The contractors arc excavating for the new roundhouse, which will be near the corner of Flint and Dewdney Roads, close to James Park. The first unit of twelve stalls Will cost about $100,000 and eventually will have.48 stalls. The sum and substance of these few actual develop, ments at a place which is practically only six months old means that the men who know-the men who are putting their-money into it-believe in Coquitlam; they are not waiting either, but are showing the faith that is iii them with cold,cash. All these men and their money and everything else that comes to Coquitlam will work for yon if you -own some o C it. You ean own it pretty easily if you want to NOW. LOTS $900 TO $1500; RESIDENCE LOTS $300 TO $900 TERMINAL COMPANY, LIMITED OWNERS OF THE RECOGNIZED TOWNSITE HEAD OFFICE, LEIGH-SPENCER BLDC, - VANCOUVER, B. C. 0eAA.r D. Kirkpatrick, '"cfcSSfiSsr* GEO. M. HiTCH LAND CO., Ltd., "JESSS^ CUT OCT AND: MAI1; NOW. Coquitlam Terminal Co. Lul., licigh-Spciiccr Bills'. Vancouver, B.C. > With no cost or obligation whatever mo at once, maps, folder, price lists, lata regarding Tt>\viiaite. < on my part, send and full partlcu- Nnmo ., Address ;