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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1908, Lethbridge, Alberta FAMMERS PAID FOB LAND WITH ONE YEAR'S CROP N E R TWO-YBRjR-OLD TOWN IN THt HEART Of A GREAT FARMING DISTRICT N KVl towns arc no} a now tbmg m the Canadian West and m all parts of Albcr- and Saskatchewan, here and having practical experience" In farm- j ing and being of consider- j able meitn.s. "Thf> pome to the country with good amounts of ready money, sturt k accounts and pay there are to be .seen the begmn- ingi. of towns. 01 which noKa-sh for what they gel. Many of one can even surnaso is known to pay cash a mere collection ot car-roofed shacks ior Uieir inrm.s. Thos.1 who have not may m a lew years be a, great city I tome to Warner jet are only wait- or, it may bu a little jmn to dispose 01 Lhou- property m country town, its quota, of trim j the States befou- pulling stakes stores and comlortable homes. The [there and settling m this land of sun people jf 01 the prc- and plenty, pared to buck it up a- the nucleus To thy j.oith of thy tract acquired! of the jrreuti'St in province, 01 bv the Iverr Co" wore two homestead at least ol that district The most 'townships- a people had] of claims have more or less been lurming in a small waj with -Ifround as tin-re is no doubt that in i the be-.t results V tier of town- la few years theic will Ix. a Lslnp- south of the Ken -tract is home number 01 towns and cities'stead Jajid and the last year- lour where now theie are on'v hamlets 01 f solid townships been up j cultivated forms in tlie older provinc- and in the The winter wheat averaged from 'thifty to thirty-five bushels to the I acre, the spring wheat went about i .thirty tr the acre. east. Good ui abundance at depths xanging from ten to one hundred and -seventy-five fept. There are five good an ihv immediate vicinity of that are not over fifteen :eet deep. The -water is> free from alkali. and Snow Fall. The rainiill and snowfiirau iy in excess of those at the nearest point where the offacial totx-nsites. C The toun of Wuiner different) by homesteaders.. In February and j Maich of this no less than twen WARNER AS IT WAS LESS THAN TWO YEARS AfeO from ino'rt._of thi- new towns in. 4 so tar-that its icsidents not boasting that in a few j.-ars it will be the biggest city m Southern Al- Ijerta. though do claim, and rightly so. that it will be one 01 the best towns i') thy tountrv Another difference is m 01 ihat an- being elected there In most of the new towns, the lust stores and hotels are small shacks with but lit-i tie accommodation ior icoods or guests.- But the stores 0' Warner large enough and good enoujrn to be, the best of an old established i town and the hotel both, as to j ing and management would a ue-' drt to a plate of much irreater pie- i tensions, History. S lii To understand thfe reasons far substantial j and prosperous appear- ance ol the town, one must into Its short history Jhi> reveal the the town 'stantial aud prospe-i ous it is situatsain a substantial country homestoadeis' houses were elected STEAM PLOW Af WORK ON A NEW >ARM NEAR WARNER A "small acreage of flax Uurn fifteen bushels to the acre. i Tlie oats uent from forty to eighty bushelc., the low K yields bsing on' jlbtc spnng breaking. grow and are, qiaality s. are-JKiv A tt-st made in the cultiva- 1 .En IldSe thi predpiutiori i. itioa of and a verj- jfine Beater than it is in parts s pioduc-vd. is an are faither away frum the ridgg. aat matt r there is a large] in Magrath, si'gir factory at Raymond, a- town snd Stirling, neighbcringf '.nlVa few uiilps from Warner. Fur- towns'to the north often the rain thf men of the continent and Sn0w feeing on the ridge havin? seen the excell-nt results of tlSuous temtorj- when tile weather is? culture in Soutliern Alberta, are Perfec% dry at these respective p: the import of iowns in this part of "Can-' Some idea of the amount of -laii' fall can be gathered from a study the records of the meteorological office at Lethbndge.' Add to this from ten to twenty per cent, and a pretty close esimate of the prec-ipltatimi around Warner -will be made. v -At Xcthbridge during 1907 the cipitatidn by months was i Januaiy February- Afarch i April Inches, MOUNTED POLICE QUARTERS AT WARNER Tien, sold in 2-l.j alone. An idea ol the done during tlv past jear can be vgleaned from the fact that over its people art- 01 the substantial aud fitty of prosperous 11 JA; from ,_ "ttaiiH't lias a territory "tribuvarx Warner is situated just, lortj-two miles oi Loth bridge 1U, mff l ree ih 1 A i- thousand all trood land, aud the Alberta Hailwaj and Irrigation _ :_ _ on Account 01 the difficultv of cross- s line runs down into Montana, and eight froM the Milk Kiver which MJssouri and an quite a cmibcr 01 jears tnfi has not settled ut all mr rail-way companv held the mo'-t the land which had been given Lh Lhe to them as a grant lor building the i ail ot any of the territory being talvVn away from by otber railtoads coming acioss its territory. ridire gram and was known thiouoh 11, i-niougn thit-e times, a week as the semi-arid di-striu. Accordmc ,ln T-, on and Patur- 'to then stoiv the- land fit ior SoloPr trom to Shol- and re turn the same daj As then; is no station agent jbe good tor fn the couise of time, however the eyes of mm uho were looking ior cheap laud and know the f ot dry-farming m the so-call- ;ed semi and districts, saw beau- tiful stretch or countrv As they saw the of praine. erftl with the nutritious grass grow- ,-j ing upon an exceedingly jertile with a good water supply, they mediately its j j Warner, jrom whom the afterwards named, was the means 01 bringing the K J. Co. and the 0 W. Kerr Co ot St Paul together, with the result that the latter pur- j chased from the 'former an area of g about two hundred thousand acres. Thr-re has been no more energetic and success-mi the, promotion the -settlement Oi GU- I'them AllH-ita than the 0 V t Co, On the twenty-second of March, nineteen hundrM and six they then- first excursion to War- and from that time on Southern Alberta was advertised as it ne'ver had been The companv had their own special car which came to and on flown to Warner week until in less than two I acquired was sold. The price of the Vyears the whole tract that they had varied as the distance from the Ijjrailroad and other considerations I wore taken niLo account from to an aero the average price, f running at about Si 2 an acre. Most' Ihe land was sold to actual sett-[ I'crs, a few ol whom came to Warner! last and many are coming tins year At the present time nearly land had received the proper pi 'St-'iit Holding. completed. In the the yield of last year the reader must remember that all the crop was put in on sod and and of course, could has I anah-bit. of the soil was made by the' from ?3 00 a ton iip. (principal of the North Dakota warner Farm. l bjty and he said that it was the best' T T T T A L. name pram producing ne had ever an- I bei'n given the town, owns a farm of tin ec and on? half section the track from the town- Water. Warner is blessed with a bountiful supph of excellent watw. It is A cutful was of crally suppObed that the waUr supply (the expenditure and receipts on the of this district was rather icant and j given The crop put in was one; before the 0. W. Kerr Co. would pur-, hundred acres of winter wheat, the land from the A K I. Co. The cost was: bimaking per acre; thr-t :uoie stt-am outfits are expected to nrrive as soon ,is the plowing in tu States where the owners are at amount of cultivation. But even at that it was such as to put into the shade the yields of older and hotter discing and hanowing. per acre; seed wheat. per acre seeding- 50 p( r .icie, cutting arid, shocking -A VIEW OF THE BUSINESS SECTION OF WARNER AS IT IS TODAY the latter had to agree to sink two wells and put windmills on them to insure at least a supply ply. One of. these wells sunk at1 per acre, stacking per thi town and the other nine miles j thrashing per