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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THl'KSDAY. AUGUST 1. 1018 DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN BARONS, A WQNDERJOWrOF SOUTH ALBERTA HISTORY OF BARONS REMARKABLE STORY OF WESTERN DEVELOPMENT It !s said that In tho West the towns long haul to the nearest railways: i lark of for earning a live- i'ui surlnc un like mushrooms t uui I lihrjod whMe" resident upon tuo home- ovoruiHhl. and truly this way bo said jr-l'eails Tbeso and other minor draw- el Iho village ol Uarons wlitch came into existence on July 2lsl, 1909, when Use O.P.ll. auctioneer cold llio first lots. sotrto ten monlbs lalcr, it possessed two real ;esiate (accessary adjuncts aiiy jmisliroom village) u doctor" and a druggist, a .Methodist, Church; two hardware stores, two general stores, iour elevators, pool room, three luin: backs caused the majority ot the homes leaders (o with their laud at very low rates to the Incoming Im- migrants. Tbeso In this true settlers, caino from the alder pro- vinces of Canada and the thickly set- tled United Stales with (he object of gaining a Eturt which Is 60 much easier to procure In a hew country than In an old. it speaks well ot the bcr yards, a restaurant, a hotel and a 1 class of settlers they were when we butcher shop which Industries ein-l consider the changes In Iho Harems ployed the greater part of Iho district made by them in tho last da- lion ot about two huudred cade. Small wonder that one who left tants. Ol these, the pioneer Barons in the summer ot 1910 should, onviences. such as electric lights ,nd labor saving works are now co: Big Celebration Aug. 6th devices and water {hat uamel in the (arm j neariy (nat dale as So grateful have IVL- Haronites been to the powers that be fur placing our village on t lie map that .AC have each year since 1911 celebrate'I the date ol July or as ,s The celts- bratlou has u aually co nil uctecl these conveniences were unheard [or farmers miles from any po plant or river. How are UiR-y procured? Most easily. For the lights, far wash- Ing, tor churning, for "sewing, a small gasoline engine fcnJ etbrage bitlcrJea solves tbe problem. As for the water- must not the farm bavc a wind mill by iwtr tha merchants an-! councillors o! village and has each year an unqualified success. This year the meuhanls waived, their usual'custom anil arc- nllowlng the local'U, F. A. to hold the celebra- tion under their formerly Centre I.Twal, or to imniu water for the! lias changed Its Uead'iuartera to Bar- How simple then, to Ins'.a! a, oils where they hnve ten luteting in lank and plumbing svslem and thus meeting room of the local Wen the drudgery for the farm wo- Un's Institute. of star ing; a Everybody welcome. The Prizes The Barons local ot the U. P. A. there are only !hree in lju-iinesa lo- day, Murray and Cooper, Dr. Walllvfti. tho dYugglat, 'Grant and MoSr. one ot tho' real estate' firms. Many ol tho old timers si 111 reside In ihtt city but arc engaged hi other business. Tlio spot chosen by the C.l'.U- for' tho town an Ideal one for o mushroom "growth. In he centre ot some ol the richest land in the pro- vince (by no means'real estate Raff} it Is situated in level country with no hard pulls Into the town and therefore no drawbacks for Iho grain growers lor miles around, who ship through Karons1; elevators their millions, ,of bushels of grain. The first settlement of the (llelrict of took place chiefly ,in tho years of ,1901 60 when an Influx of homesteaders began. At-this time the nearest towns were Clareaholm, 25 miles to tho west, anil matter of twenty to thirty-five mites' to Iho south. Many and1 varied were Iho prices'of wheat, which was pot easily raised owing to the difficulties of breaking and farm- ing tho because of the lack of machinery lo farm acreage enough' lo support Die residents; the and Ihe local branch of the Woman's Institute would draw the attention of the members of other branches of their associations to the fact that at their joint celebration on August Oth prizes. In' Haronu is not per milled to participate, are .being offer ed to the locals having most mem- bers in parade, t Is hoped that every local within reach of town will attend in full strength and that competition for these priiea wlH be keen. Attention is also drawn to es, offered to the best decorated auto- mobiles In parade. Owners of cars are requested to display all iheir ar tlstlc skill eo( as lo make the parade one of the most strttutiK features Refreshments of various kind! wll be on hand and everything possible will be done to provide for the com- fort, as well as for the enjoyment, ot receipts ot the 'celcbr.uiun after the A. C. FREEMAN The BIG STORE Lowest Prices Asked for All Merchandise Highest Prices Paid to the Farmer for Farm Produce Largest and Bed Assorted Stock of Goods in Town BURNAP MONDS THE BARONS IMPLEMENT MEN I. H. C. and John Deere Agency sorts of gophers .and a tew BlrasglniBI nni .unifications. Hesidcs this there ;gooj time. Big dance In evening at cattle anil horses were brought un-i (ijrnciillies In the wav o! Manhattan Hall will) best of music, lance without proper trans- Kvcrvfhfng will be home- cooked and put up In the most appe- tizing manner. gopher mounds atiiT brown prairie black, Inen lo vel- vety green ami very atler mile ol waving Farms soon to mile goldish grain these must have modern macHlnery and many .horses to culti vato lliu land and to get the best iroin machinery nnd must bo well housed. As a .consequence onn saw large stables and Implement sheds constructed. Strange to Say the stables antl implement" sheds usually preceded Ihe Jn one con sola homes are the heller for having been deferred in tho hulltHng so long. Many modem liroin llio pupils to school, and lack of leaching conveniences'for proper demonstrations of some subjects. So En 10H some of the more enterprls- jlns farmers decided that uetler edu- rattonal aJvantr.ges should ue ed Tor tho farmers wives of tomorrow and look the matter up with tlio depart- ment, of education. A co district centred In Barons pused and by flint of the hard work men. was ae- school has not been an unqualified success and leaves much stni to be it la an im- Improvement over tlie tiny The Pioneer Grocers MURRAY COOPER BARONS Of. GROCERIES, DRV GOODS' AND BOOTS'AND SHOES PRICES RIGHT, GOODS RIGHT. Aldersyde branch ot the C.P.ll., or of learning.' Tho modern brick build- ing of three rooms, spr.cions hall ami email library anil chemical lahratcry, whicli was the new headquarters of he consolidated school, a drive In a cosy van, seemed a 'para- dise lo the the prairie deni- zens accustomed to plodding through a foot or snow In below zero weather to reach a school whose temperature vied with the "great outdoors" or MOTOR IN PEACE Your Joy Will Increase if You "Drive in" at Hansen's Filling Station BARONS, AUTA. MODERN SERVICE substantiated) surely provo that the (Hslrlct Is entitled lo its pre-eminence for wheat production. We can, In- deed, claim without fear of contradic- tion, tha.t our lands, properly farmed, vlll iirotluce paying cropa In any .year', .wet or dry, "that our average I production over a period of years will show unheard-of 'results. .Residents who have not previously experienced a dry year have been pes slmistic and disheartened all through the present dry season, but aa har- vest lime draws near and. Ihey see for themselves'that crops, such as they considered impossible under existing conditions, they begin t vie M'lth. older'.residents In their en lliusEaEm'-'fdr 'and their faith in thi -PS in ,Ue w-.. is shlppca. AViil'tiiat all IHc elevator space.we possess, .and more, is neces- sary evidenced liy Hie congestion which'takes place annually. ,aro Barons, eight vc w e grea ouoorsor eseiore, with a total .rapacity: ol about veered to tha other' extreme 'in the tOO.ODO'bushels, yeryear after year tee varioiis" companies face me dlfiicul- laken the "place ot the slower horee'l the.'World's record for grain transportation. The building of a lar- IHo shipments ot ni ger school was proposed hut the cost of Building rnatcri..! bas caused It to ;e deferred nntil after the war. These ship icarly aililitional ailvanlages of.eduction' in- liroductlon In any one .yea; sure a more promisinB fuliire tor the ..Harons woiilil appear to be lane.l farmers for v.-lieaturoductWn throughoul the ecgth breadlli 6r this continent. Residents (ravelling In various parts Barons Opera House and r lee Cream Parlor W-en Visiting Barons Don't Fail to Visit the .Movies and Ice Cream Parlor PLANTING WHEELER bushels 'being! EO far ai known, the largest ninount of grain ever Ehlniietl from' nny one point of district in that tbe future will have tbc benefits of cation and will bring science into their fanning and art into the bea.ult- tying of their homes. Tho better school In Hie village In- ducert inany people lo move into district and thus much land changed hands and better prices were a' 're- sult. Tho village too. was more farmers, larger acreage nfennt more business firms. We find the Barons of today as thriving a place in by 3 In ess respects as many town a three times its size, U row. contain? night large clevatom, total capacity nbdut five hundred thousand bushels, which are laxeil to their greatest ca- pacity and often clogged by the (npour- ing grain from tbe Karons district, productive Is the lanrt. In nddUkm 10 village has numerous business rnis. Including three general stores j hardward-storefi, three realaur- nts, an ICQ cream parlor, an OURO, three real estate firms -flhrt nany other Industries. and business rms necesssry to a thriving urel village. Barons Is the bomo of the Wheat isrcns and a? ancestral seat la nnnietl, -May Ihe hetfa -of" tbo aronetcy be -justly proud of their own in'Uib' years lo totn'u when It bait become a town. Delaney Rodgers HARDWARE, riARNESS AND FURNITURE Everything at Bottom Prices. Cash TaM GET OUR PRICES. YEE GHONG RESTAURANT AND CONFECTIONERY FRESH FRUITS ICE CREAM SODAS CIGARS AND TOBACCOS, SOFT DRINKS TRAIN WRECK Terre Haute, Ind., Aug. west- hound -train on the Pennsylvania for Bt. Louis left the track in the east yards herlT early 'this afternoon and one coach-was: badly smashed. All of the trains left the track. Three coaches' turned] over. Ambulances are bringing, the. Injured to the Torre Haute hospital.' MENDENHALL HATFIELD BEAVER LUMBER v LUMBER, LATH AND CEMENT. Everything in Building Material Let us figure on that new barn and save inoney. The NEW "Where They All UP-TO-DATE STOCK GOOD SERVICE PRICE? RIGHT LOSS IN COTTON CROP, Washington, Aug. pt >00 bales In tho prospective coUou TOP, MHO principally to drougtityf'c' UEons in llic wcatern part of Iho col- on belt, especially In Texas, was vrii today In Ihe ilcparlincnl p( ng- rccuitiire's August proflucllon (ore- casl, placing Ilio estimated crop ai ccinlvalcnl 500 poiiTid balea compared with bales tore cast In July. of the yniterl being surprised by questions tron tho: most quarters, unll such experiences have come to b taken as matter ot course. The ap pearance 01 the ivord "Barons" on fl hotel register in com- munity on the continent would seem to be sufficient lo bring a host ot en- quirers. Entitled To Fame. ThiU the district'is! entitled to all its famo no one aware ot the facts will deny. During all Hhc- hard times In Southern Alberta, when crops in other districts were proving failures year alter year, properly: cultivated farms here never failed tp produce a crop.' 1910 Is tbe outstanding exam- ple. In that year, as is'well known, not a drop ot rain fell between seed- Ing and hardest, and throughout prac- tcally tho whole ot Southern Alberta he crops were a conipfete. la'lluro. luL Eummerfallowed land In Barons llstrjcl came Ihroygh wllh wheat var- from fifteen lo eighteen bushels o Iho acre. There may be Ihosc who loubl' the accuracy of To sucli ive an' invflallon lo vla'lt-lhb dfclrlet this see tor hemsclvcs Ihe crops w6 are growing .a. 1918, whicli is almost as dry as was 1010, and is considered lo ho even a, more unfavorable season, on account of tho'lilgh, dry winds'lhat have Jj'ee'n QUIET ON BRITISH FRONT. With the British Army in Flanders, Aug. ground on tbe British front is now dry- Ing Tinder tbe hot sun. Except for the laving down of barrages here and there along the. line and Ihe usual harassing fire from bolh sides, how- ever, tho front thfs morning was quiet DEALERS" We sell Ford Automobiles, "Fordson" Tractor and One- Truck. This garage is always at your service and you our complete. OUR MOTTO: AND SUBSTANTIAL SERVICE." >HONE 45 Two of Ilic largest btiildlngs ot Jho I'rovo woolen mills engaged on gov ernment cotitraclg destroyed hy estimated: at fire. The loss 000. blowing all spring nnd summer. Come around at threshing time and we will ehow you twenty bushels, and more, lo Itie acre, rolling- out o.f- Iheisepar- nlors. Wo nre -falklng, however, of our worst years. What of 1916, wllh wheat crops ranging from 50 to W bushels to the acre, or Avhlch ran the preceding year a close second, CO bushel crops being common? What Of'l5l7, when nearly all Alberla were dried out, and this distrlcl rroduced wheat crops up to 40 bushels to Ihe acre, even cropa going 25 These facts' (and the, figures caii be POPHAM Real Estate insurance.. and Loans rfatve tor sale afl the V best offeringi in this in- comparable district. BARONS ALBERTA T. H. SLAYMAKEK Bring in yonr Harness and have it repaired before Harvest VENNABLES 1MPERIM, OILS AND GREASE OF ALL KINDS. Mr. yonr fu and oik by tie barrel and 'save money. MOORE STARK BILLARDS POOL arid BOWLING i BARBERSHOP, SOFTDRINKS CIGARS, AND TOBACCO GRANT MOIR fteal Estate and Insurance Barons Alberta WEL3H WELSH Everything in Hardware CHAS. WING AND COHFECnONttY MEALS AT AU HOURS ICECREAM aGARS AND TOBACCOS ;