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Regulations for sale of lands in the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Department of Natural Resources Jan 1, 1917

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Canadian Pacific Railway
Department Natural Resources
Regulations
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Sale of Lands
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in the Provinces of
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Manitoba
Saskatchewan
and
Alberta
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January 1, 1917  Canadian Pacific Railway
Department Natural Resources
Regulations
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Sale of Lands
in the Provinces of
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
and
Alberta
January 1, 1917  GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. These regulations apply only to lands
"as listed for sale from time to time "by the
Company.
2. Lands will ibe sold under Settlement
Und Nom Settlement conditions.
3. No settler will [be sold more than two
sections "of land and all lands purchased
will be sold under one contract only, except
where land lies on both sides of a railroad
right-of-way, creek or stream, wihen separate contracts will be issued. In mo case will
the Company approve of an assignment unless it be for the entire interest of the
purchaser.
4. All contracts and conveyances will
reserve to the Comipany all mines and
minerals (including gas and petroleum),
together with the right to work the same,
and will also reserve to the 'Company the
right at any time within ten years from
the date of the final payment of principal,
to take and acquire portions of the said
lands for any line of railroad owned, leased
or operated by the Comipany, the Comipany
paying for any lands so taken or acquired,
in addition to the actual value of any buildings or improvements thereon, a sum per
acre equal to the price per acre paid by the
purchaser.
5. Applicants must in all cases make a
personal selection of the land they propose
to buy, after inspection of the land by
themselves or their duly authorized agents.
6. The lands are sold by the Company on
several different plans, particulars of wihlch
are set out below under separate headings. 7. To Settlers in certain specified areas
who have been one year in occupation of
their land, who have the necessary feed and
shelter and can satisfy the Superintendent
of Agriculture and Animal Industry that
they are possessed of practical experience
in the care and handling of livestock, cattle,
and, in some cases, sheep, to a value not
exceeding one thousand dollars, may be
advanced on an initial payment of twenty
per cent. (20%) of the value of the stock
advanced balance on lien note bearing interest at eight per cent.  (8%) per annum.
"A" SALE OP LAND FOR SETTLEMENT
1. The purchaser will be required to
agree that he will, with his family, if any,
or 'by ills tenants, enter into occupation
within six months from the date of the
contract and, during the five years following the date of contract, occupy said lands
between the first day of April and the first
day of November in each year, and will
continue to so occupy the land until five
payments of principal and interest have
been paid.
2. That he will build a house costing at
least $350, and a barn costing at least $200
and capable of accommodating four horses
and four cows.
3. That he will keep his buildings insured against loss by fire.
4. That he will sink a suitable well.
5. That he will fence the land.
6. That during the first year 'he will
break and crop at least twenty-five acres
in each quarter section; during the second
year break and crop an additional twenty-
4 five acres in each quarter section and cultivate and crop the acreage broken during
the first year.
7. That during each of the remaining
years of such required occupancy .he will
cultivate and crop at least fifty acres on
each quarter section.
8. That he will also during the entire
period of his required occupancy of the
land keep at least three milch cows.
9. In lieu of the cultivation and cropping
of the land the purchaser may agree to
maintain on the land during the five year
period ten head of horses and (or) cattle,
or seventy head of sheep and (or) hogs for
each quarter-section, or a proportionate
number for any fraction of a quarter-section. All such animals to be owned by
the purchaser free from any lien, mortgage
or eiicurnlbrance.
"B" SALE OP LAND POR SETTLEMENT
WITH LOAN FOR IMPROVEMENTS
1. The lean for improvements will be
confined to the lands purchased in the
Irrigation Block and to the irrigated lands
in the A. R. & I. Tract.
2. Applicants for land on this plan must
be married men having agricultural experience.
3. Applicants must have sufficient capital to enable them to pay the first instalment of one-tenth of the purchase price of
the land they select and one-tenth of the
amount of the loan desired, in addition to
the amount necessary to maintain their
families for one year from the date of their
entry into occupation. 4. Applicants must own free from encumbrances sufficient horses, cattle, and
other livestock, or have sufficient means
to purchase same, to enable them to go into
occupation and proceed with the development of the land.
5. No application will be accepted for
more than 320 acres.
6. The Company will, Within a reasonable time after the acceptance of the purchaser's application, expend a sum not exceeding $2,000 for improvements to the
land, including a charge for supervision of
five per cent. (5%) of the amount expended.
Improvements will ifoe made in the following order:—
a. The erection of a house.
b. The erection of a barn.
c. The fencing of the farm.
d. The providing of a well a.nd pump
or cistern.
7. The character of the house and barn
miust be selected by the applicant from
standard plans prepared by the Company.
8. In the completion of the improvements it shall be in the discretion of the
Company or convenience of the contractor
to employ the purchaser, his stock or equipment, and in the event of such employment
the purchaser shall be paid by the Company
or the contractor at the usual rate paid for
such labor at the time, and of the value
of the labor or 'services by the purchaser,
his stock or equipment, the Company or
contractor shall be sole judge. 9. The cost of all material and work
will be paid for 'by the Company and
charged against the advance.
10. The total amount of the advance, not
to exceed $2,000.00, will be added to the
purchase price of the land and repaid by
the purchaser concurrently with the payments of the land.
11. The purchaser will be required to
agree that he will, with his family, if any,
enter into occupation of the land within
six months from the completion of the imr
provememts by the Company; that he will
reside thereon continuously until the expiration of five years from the date of his
entry into occupation and until five payments of principal and interest have been
fully paid; that he will,, within twelve
months from the completion of said improvements, 'break, cultivate and crop at
least fifty acres in each quarter-section of
the said lands.
12. That Ihe will during the succeeding
twelve months break, cultivate and crop an
additional area of at least fifty acres in
each quarter-section of the said lands, and
properly cultivate and crop the acreage
broken during the first twelve months.
13. That he will, during each of the remaining years of such required occupancy, cultivate and crop at least one
hundred acres in each quarter-section of
said lands.
14. That he will maintain during each
year of such required occupancy on the said
lands at 'least three milch cows for each
quarter^sectlon thereof.
15. That the purchaser will insure the
buildings on the land against fire, the loss,
if any, to be payable to the Company and applied by it in reduction of the advance
for improvements, so long as any pant of
the advance by the Comipany remains unpaid by the purchaser, any balance remaining after repayment of the Advance to be
held for the purchaser's account.
"C"  SALE  OF IMPROVED OR "READY-
MADE" FARMS
1. Farms which have been selected by.
the Company, and improved by the erection
of farm buildings, fencing, the providing of
a well and pump, and the breaking of portions of the land, will be sold in accordance
with the prices fixed by the Company from
time to time.
2. The cost of the improvements' and
cultivation are added to the price of the
land and the farms will be sold from the
maps and lists and schedules of improvements issued 'by the Company.
3. Applicants must 'be married men and
prepared to enter, with their families, into
occupation within six months from date
of purchase.
4. Applicants must have sufficient cash
capital to enable them to pay their first
instalment of one-tenth (1-10) of ;the purchase price of the land and improvements,
and also to maintain their families for one
year from date of going into occupation,
also sufficient capital to obtain possession
of the necessary agricultural implements,
horses and at least three  (3)  milch cows. TERMS OF PAYMENT FOR THE SALE
OF LAND FOR SETTLEMENT.
PLANS "A", "B", AND "C".
1. Terms of payment are one-tenth
(1-10) of the purchase price (including improvements or Loan, if any,) to be paid at
time final application is made.
2. At the end of the first year interest
for one year at six per cent. (6%).
At the end of the second year interest
for one year at six per cent. (6%).
At the end of the third year interest
for one year at six per cent. (6%).
No payments on account of principal will
be required to be made during the first
three years of occupancy.
3. The balance of the purchase price
will be divided into sixteen annual instalments; first instalment will be due and
payable at expiration of fourth year of occupation with interest at six per cent. (6%)
and annually thereafter.
4. Provided satisfactory evidence by
Statutory declaration of the occupation and
improvement of the lands in compliance
with the settlement requirements as set
forth in Plans "A", "B", and "€" is submitted to the Company, at the end of the first
and second years from date of Contract, the
Company will reduce the rate of interest
from six to two per cent, during these two
years only.
Where lands are purchased by settlers
already in occupation of farm lands desiring to increase their holdings, the terms
under Settlement Conditions will apply, but
the reduction of interest will not be
granted.
9 SALE OF LAND—NON SETTLEMENT
Lands adjacent to the Main Line of
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the
Canadian Northern Railway may be sold
with or without settlement conditions as
purchaser may desire.
Terms for sale of these lands without
settlement conditions are:
At time final Application is made one-
tenth (1-10) of purchase price to be paid,
balance in nine equal annual instalments
with interest at 6% per annum.
No restrictions as to the area that may
be sold any single purchaser.
Terms for sale of these lands with settlement conditions are the same as the "Terms
of payment for the Sale of Land with
Settlement 'conditions, Plans "A", "B", and
"C".
SALE  OF IRRIGABLE  LAND IN WESTERN SECTION OF IRRIGATION
BLOCK
1. Irrigable land in the Western Section
will be sold' under any of the three foregoing plans: "A", "B", and "C", subject to
the following (regulations:
2. Irrigable land is, in addition to the
requirements of the particular plan as
above mentioned, subject to the following
special requations:
3. Irrigable Land will be sold in areas
, of not less than eighty (80) acres.   Smaller
areas  of  irrigable land  may,  however, be
sold  in village colonies  or in  conjunction
10 with non-irrigable areas, or where quarter-
sections are made fractional by roads or
streams.
4. Irrigable land will be sold from maps
showing the location of distributing ditches
to supply water for the irrigation of each
quarter section and from lists, which will
be supplied from time to time by the Company, showing the area of irrigable land
in each quarter-section.
5. Water for the irrigation of irrigable
land will be sold on the basis of the Legal
Duty of Water now prevailing, namely,
one cubic foot per second for every one
hundred and'fifty acres (150) acres, flowing
continuously during the irrigation season,
which is from the first day of May to the
first day of October.
6. Water for the irrigation of each quarter-section will be supplied from the distributing ditch at a point shown on the map
of the irrigation districts. The purchaser
will be required to maintain and keep in
good order, condition and repair all distributing ditches located or constructed by
the Company, over or upon any of the lands
purchased by him. The Oompany's liability
in respect to the supply of water shall be
confined and limited to the supplying of
water in the distributing ditches aforesaid,
which shall be constructed by the Company
and thereafter maintained by the purchaser.
7. The annual rental to be paid by the
purchaser for the supply of water will be
fifty cents per annum per acre, of the
land classed as Irrigable in accordance with
these regulations. This water rental will
be payable half-yearly in advance from the
date set forth in the Interim Water Agreement.    The Interim Water Agreement will
11 be in form approved by the Minister of Interior for the Dominion of Canada, and
must be executed by the purchaser when
the Contract for the purchase of land is
signed. Purchasers will have free use of
water for one year from date of contract.
The water rental will commence and first
payment become due on the first day of
January or the first day of July next following the completion of one year from the
date of contract.
8. The Final Water Agreement will be
in form approved by the Minister of Interior for the Dominion of Canada and will be
issued when the purchaser is entitled to
a transfer on payment in full of the purchase price under the land contract. This
agreement, together with the transfer of
the land, will be registered by the Company
and a certified copy of the duplicate certificate of title issued in the name of the purchaser,, but the cost of such registration
must be paid by the purchaser wlien completing the purchase price under the contract.
9. In addition to the reservation mentioned in paragraph 4 of the foregoing General Provisions, Contracts issued under this
plan will reserve to the Company the right
at any time within ten years from the date
of the final payment of principal to take
and acquire portions of the said land for
irrigation works, as defined by the Irrigation Act, the Company paying for any lands
so taken or acquired in addition to the
actual value of any buildings or improvements thereon a sum per acre equal to the
price per acre paid by the purchaser. SALE   OF   IRRIGABLE   LANDS   IN   THE
EASTERN   BLOCK   OF   THE   IRRIGATION BLOCK
1. The annual water rental to be paid
by the purchaser for the supply of water
will be one dollar and twenty-five cents
($1.25) per acre per annum of the land
classed as Irrigable in accordance' with
these regulations. The water rental will
be payable half yearly in advance from the
date set forth in the Interim Water Agreement.
The Interim Water Agreement will be on
form approved by the Minister of the
Interior for the Dominion of Canada
and must be executed by the purchaser when the contract for the purchase of the land is signed.
The Water Agreement will provide that
upon the organization of a Water
Users' Assoiiation to maintain and
operate the distributing ditches and
structures thereon for the Su'blateral
District in which the lands are situate, the annual water rental payable
by the purchaser shall be reduced to
the sum of seventy-five cents per acre.
Purchasers will have free use of water for
one year from date of contract.
The water rental will comimence and first
pyament become due on the first day
of January or the first day of July
next following the completion of one
year from date of contract.
2. All other terms and conditions to be
the same as govern the "Sale of Lands in
the Western  Section of Irrigation Block."
13 LANDS IN ALBERTA RAILWAY AND
IRRIGATION COMPANY'S TRACT
1. Lands in this tract will be sold on
any one of the three foregoing plans "A",
<'B", and "C", subject to the following
special regulations:
2. Terms of payment for these lands
will be the same as for lands in the Western Section of the Irrigation Block.
3. All lands will be sold on the ordinary
forms of land contract, whether irrigable
or non-irrigable.
4. Land lying below the point of delivery of waiter will be classed as Irrigable
Lands, and it is optional with the purchaser
whether or not he enters into an agreement for the supply of water for the irrigation of these lands.
5. Water will 'be supplied under a form
of water agreement approved by the Minister of Interior for the Dominion of Canada.
6. The Legal Duty of Water as defined
by the Irrigation. Act is one cubic foot of
water per second for each one hundred and
fifty (150) acres, flowing continuously during the irrigation, season, which is from the
first day of May to the first day of October
and purchasers will be required at the time
of purchase to elect how much water they
may require for the land to be irrigated,
which in no case can be greater than the
Legal Duty of Water as above defined.
7. Purchasers will have free use of
water for one year from date of contract.
Water rental will commence and the first
payment become due on the 1st day of
May following the completion of one year
from date of 'Contract.
11 8. The purchaser, at his own expense,
provides the distributing ditches from the
canal gates to his own lands but the services of the Engineering Department at
Lethbridge 'are available to advise upon
the best 'means the purchaser can employ
in this work.
9. The Company's liability in respect to
the supply of waiter shall be confined and
limited to the construction and maintenance of its main and secondary canals and
to the delivery of water to tih'e distributary
gates of its canals.
10. The annual rental to be paid for the
supply of water will be at the rate of $150
(one hundred 'and fifty dollars) per annum
for each cubic foot of water to which the
purchaser is entitled, and will be payable
in advance on the first day of May of each
year.
11. Land will be sold from maps of the
Irrigation Districts, showing the district
distributary canals and the gates froim
which the Company will deliver water to
the purchaser.
ALLAN CAMERON,
General  Superintendent of Lands
P. L. NAISMITH,
Manager.
Io WEST & BROWN LTD., PRINTERS & BOOKBINDERS, CAl GARY.  

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