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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta Page 22 THE LKTHBmnCJE DAILY HERALD Monday.. (Vtobei.1 21, WHY FARM on Jiig'h-pricpd, worn-out lands when (lie, richest virgin soil is awaiting- you in Manitoba, Saskatchewan anad Alberta, the great ProviiH'es of Western Canada. In many parts of other districts yon have to spend as much money to fertilize an acre of your farm as a fresh, ricii virgin acre will cost yon in Western Canada. The lirst of for Use best wheat in (he world was awarded to AVestern Canadian farmer at the New York Land .Show last November. Fanners on our low priced la nds won first, second and third prizes for wheat in competition with (he world. Come where yon, too. can prosper, where you can (End perfect health, where you can earn a farm and a home in a few years (imc__many farmers h'aTC. paid'for (heir farms with one it does not take a lifetime of drudgery to make a competence, anil where clforts bring' riches' quickly. 0 am Acre, Irri The Canadian Pacific Railway Company offers yon the finest irritable aiid non-irrigable land along its lines at low figures, and on long terms ui'. adapted to grain gnnviiig, to poultry raising, dairying, mixed farming, and to cattle, hog, sheep and horse .in .the Prairie, provinces of Manitoba, Sasksitc-hcwan ami -Alberta. Decide what kind; of farming yon want to follow, and let the Canadian Pacific Eailway p.nt yon on the road to fortune. Magirilwfeiit .soil, good good "markets, excellent schools, good are awaiting you in Western Canada, and a great railway company interest it is to help you'fi> succeed, is o tiering-'you the pick of the best." The best land is Don't wait. Our illustrated Handbooks of Ini'onnation1' regarding Manitoba. Saskatchewan, Alberta and Irrigation Fanning asking. These contain more specific information than other booklet. Write and investigate this great proposition today. being taken first, are yours for the Address 'O Assistant to the President, Canadian Pacific Railway ;mv :ff.i- s- atural t Main Building, Farming josition i CHRONICLE OF EVOLUTION By Norman S. Rankin A PEW Weeks ago the ilews flash-'increasing this by an equal amount a year later and receiving in stock. At the end addition- il lock was dHposed of at an average of iie Conservative government; spur- red -on doubiless by -the' .pessimistic pLedjciions ami criticism of the oppusltioil Jen greater "afcs stance io tb.6 prpjefct than thej other. have -done in ardor to IN chlnces of orable A grant of ?2 000 OOQ wasfVPted together with 2o 000 000 of good tilhble I ind it the ind "00 miles ot niilway ilieidj constiucted at a cosi: of This mi.oate, tlie gift of the ;overnment, represented only about one quarter of the distance between Montreal and tho Coast. The charter called, for the complc its stock holders. hit- In ISOo, the sale of lands, half a million dollars, averaged an acre; in 510.00, in 1910 through judi- not less than on of'the road by May 1S91. but so of Drandon for an acre, but us begins. Freight for all time will 1m1 (1Ilt authorities energetically it pressed forward, the of tho Company to en-: the resliU of the snic of land if it, L00'00l) will come. President Pemvell that the-last was driven in sealers was to refund soid -0 settlers-ami to brins'of tlie Development Leng-' of tho Company in the West and a half years iliead of schedule time- The history o[ how the construction was finan- ced if worthy op more than passing. Xoarly acres of tho !IJ- Breaking prices Then, states into glint w is sold to the government for were-more than double what they are: ai itie. while a large sum was j to'day' beiliy lhe raided to mortgaging the-remainder was quite a over.the wires from Wai street that Canadian 1 aclhe Hallway atdck nafl reached its TnirU jears it stood at it Between the earh eighties and the He ne irly twd scoie-A ears of history a prodjgious btfuggle foj GMsteneo and identtt> a recital of romance and enture a chronicle, of deeds and daring which placed its promoters 'in r high, places and: has had all" to. do the up- building and present prosperity TJf the Dominion of Canada. Born in turbulence and fostered through mal- evolence It writhed through an ado- lescence beset with every cure to evolve eventually into its present prominence a capitalization of unlimited credit, miles of railway, cars, three score and 10 steamers, 17 hotels, employe- es und stock at 270. Surely a record to be the end is not yet. In ISSl, following the failure of the Liberal government uader Alexander McKenzJo to construct 'the. transcon- tinental, tlie Conservatives 'under" the leadership Of John A. MacDoriald crime to power. Then the -Company wag formed Us promoters being1 JL U i BUB, of Montreal and other large cor- porations, George, Steven, now :-Lord George of New ;Yprk .and James J. -Hill 'of .St. Paul, today -President. jo'I-.tbc. f.reat Northern Railway, together with "two hanking 'firms one lit Paris1 dnU'one in London. riilrl> live Ur tn i i nda was a trackings waat-e -and- etci lie prairie; a for tho, the cow boy'and tht buffalo, the hunter, prospVcloi and tile'adventurer. Wlniu" i nouncement the formation of the Company was luado the of criticism, that ro-io in reach- fd dear across '.lie Atlantic. What sneers emanated from tho govcrnim-in, UjJpOtilUOli. Tile MiUUMlit III Win; HliKu, time and time again that such ii Hlei1! belt would but connect ii western wil- derness on tho Pacific with a harrnn waste east of tho Hodden and v.-o-jj of Winnipeg. Yet the promoters ot ike Canadian Pacific Railway were not unaware of the gigantic nature of tho task they wers undertaking .and j of the obstacles and difficulties both! topographical and financial. They j wore keon business men nod wore not j dismayed. They Incorporated the Company with a capital of 00 fully paid up shares, the FIELD OF DENT CORN AT STRATHMORE, the further bank, the steam shovels, work and horse-s and the gangs of laborers comfortably instal- led iu the many white tented contrac- tors camps, all connected with the main line of the C, P. R. by numerous suspension bridges it is hard to real- in the face of the facilities (the fj and means of the present day) the ditliculties and obstructions ot" y thirty-five jears ago. And then too, ciabb remember tlie utter lick eucour- j of ,am] wfig ed agement en the pait of the public, which" only dogged determination, grit and preservanee overcame and so the load was built and trains began to operate. rative one and this'steady increase f their full time and attention. Alow in the value of these lands has had railway rate wsa granted hona tid> much to do with the prosperity of! homeseekers and excursions in tht Let us look back a I Company's private cars rub period- ically from the principal points Iu the middle and western states. In thU they were aided by the Canadian gov- ernment which established immigrat- cious advertising immigration was the ion agents in the principal cities eft heaviest hi the history of the Corn-] the United States. prices rose to nearly aero while some prices jumped 'to and S30.00 respectively. Comparing these val- i with prices asked for farm lands across the lints it "will be seen that the difference is enormous. In the past ten years there has been an av- HENil was that immigration be- gan to across the line at first Klowjy and unevenly, then faster and steadily, and HnaHy erase increase 0.....__ in the price-of land J m a stampede or avalanche that has the -iVesleni States of an brought the governors of seven west- acre. The reason is that the individual! ern antl tlle North West Devel- Starts Land Selling N September ISSl, the Company took its first step in land seUIngJ jn the U-nited States who has land onment League'into a four days ses- Contract No. 1 was made in favor to dispose of, whose desire is to get at to discuss and of a named Whitehead, who lhc highest possible price for it, once meaus of stemming the tide which .ad been a contractor and whcse fnEhtj jic gcts has no further In- iIlcnv unceasingly across the er was engineer of Stevenson's jlrst i terent in it. while the railway's Inter-i into Canada. Last year I engine, the "Rocket." Mr. Whitehead a colonization corporation came U. S. settlers into the I bought a section in the neighborhood j rather than a West; this it is predicted by compet- :ow a natural back-How into the Unit-! hoiiBehoId goods. Giro me a million, d Slates. In the past ten years while jdolhirs to with, to bring settlement in Westftrn Caiuidn hasisnuli tenant farmers over into Caiiada, 3ccn steadily popula.- ion of North Dakota has practically stood still; South Dakota has increas- ed only by Minnesota by :J14; Idaho by Washington, the leader, by Oregon by 25, 000; Montana by: or to sum up, the entire western states in the past ten years have only increased in population by TJecanse prairie land in Western Canada is more productive, hs from one tenth to 100 per cent, cheaper, s efficiently governed and is bless- ed with climatic conditions whose long1 summers produce bumper crops, and ivliose colder winters regularly "ener- ;ize" set tiers in enthusiastic activ- ities during the following summers. Ready Made Farms B-UT tills was not enough. It did not satisfy the I tail way Com- pany or the man at the head of its land interests. The pro- gressive policy of the Laud Depurt- anti I will convert them into flatislied. prosperous freight producers." it! Thiy way. Suppose that John Smith is such We'll t' tenant to him farmer In and say, L.; ne at Seattle last week settlers a month are leaving.on iho purchase price for every .acre ciil-1 proper settlers the railroad is expend- tivatcd and Mr. Whitehall broke -150 ]j0th time and money. Aa long acres the following spring, he only; this condition exists, Just so long paid ?1.2a per acre for the mo.-1 of i immigration from the United them We must do some- jiatcs for taking with thlue to them." I believe as others believe, that Let us ]anada continue as at nothing can be done to stop them, back to 1907 when the! the government can lower the bitj one. Investigation' of the records j wesiorn of lliree of farm lands In the United State; loboul comfortably along the banks called, "the first uuccr'-'sriil Wli11 thought .out. clearly defined I united States which tlu-v ultimately of tlie. rushing Fraser in J" '---1 c i n Canada's farm hnuls since ISSl, v.-o are iraiiHcontineiital proccedins briskly ou 1 "W tfi plan of action to attract settlers, had been laid down. In the Company csinbltshed ag- ents throughout Great Britain with a head office in London and entered into n.n extensive- advertising cnm- IL n in IH n ted '-tite to itn ict 'expo ncc 1 finiKib de- I i 11 i Uiori nt-, 01 mid nd j tin e i ent Ind i uh anywhere from one to twenty Kub- IL undri- them practically every statn in tho ip-.ion wna covered. The not only in attractive pamphlet form, but with weekly printed news issues telling of dally doings and develop- ments in tlie West, with photographs, grain samples, maps, soil samples, etc. the commission paid for land. f illj u ilcicnt to induce th-iu to de-j vote rill their energies to the cause of land colonua'jion. took hold of 'the business of getting ex- perienced farmers with' enthusiasm, that as there wan much land too well to rerun re encomium. Us work for i-rrl-lf. "There are htmndreds of experien- ced fanners throughout the United -said J. S. Dennis, assistant to the president and head of the Com- pany's Department of Naturul Resour- ces in the West to lhe president of tlie board of directors 'at Montreal, "who would make valuable product- ive Canadian settlers, but who, being ten.'HHs hiivo not the wherewithal to emigrate. They have not tho mo to take up farms; of their own altho "Smith the condition your farm shows you -to be an expert farmer, how would you like to ow-n a farm oil your own in "Your says Smith. "Not at we answer him. are quite serious." "Well, Smith, if you have enough ready money to pay one-tenth down, on the purchase price of !50 acrca and to move yourself, ho must have a. family to be eligible for this belongings over into Canada, we'll allot you a farm and as- sist you with a loan of Vou must take a trip over and look ut land first, choose from our plans the Kind of house and barn yon would like on your farm, and that's all there is to it. We'll erect the house and, barn for yen, pay you io build your own fence, cultivate your land, and sink a well. You. in return, will pay us as aforesaid one-tenth down upon possession and the balance in nine annmil iustalmenis, at per cent, interest. Are you The board o! directors listened, nod- ded and advancfd tho money. Tho scheme was .sound and on n business basis and discussion unnecessary. This 3o2ii policy has oniy recently been made public, but already hun- dreds of applications for consideration have come in. It is so bis that it I has neRespiliitcd tlie formation of a, special branch of the Company's ser- vice to administrate- it which it called the improved Karm Hranch, ivllh hfttul- it i1 i lii-ie is 10 doubt Vt'hHtHver that of experienced h i du i U r, lei int I iniH i tt ill swell Canada's poptilai ion, becom- ing oxcellent citizens and producers ot Demonstration Farms I'D U ON O.P.B. ;RRIGATED UANDS OP OATS ON A FARM NEAR BARONS ON THE CA BRANCH OF THE C. P. R. Phwio by J. RMANGAV, J. Ulemu. J rOHK leaving, thr; Anu'rirnn farmer, yet another step has heni taken. A most our-. Can- d i s fpinu is hint. K n il'i d grriin mint 1-1 oil lojbu rt( because they have been taking everything out of the soil and putting nothing back. i To induce them to :uvay from straight grain growing and go in for Intensified farming ?ni approprlaticvi eovferfn'it tlie estihlir-hnitiut nnd oper- jnt.inn of mixed fiirmine1 demongtra- tmn f nmi 'ns hetn gnn I u L f mi Mm with the oih- or ncmo'islratlnn llml the Coin- 1 tin ill nh hi nnd i ojti Uiou will inueil on opposite iiugej ;