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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 1, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta That this is Canada's 45th Birthday? The wonderful relative growth of Canada since The development. under way in Canada in 1912 Compiled by Frank Yeigh, Toronto, author of "Through the Heart ot Canada" and compiler of Facts About Canada." sin CHAXLES BART., Tfce only surviving member of Me 53 L of Confederation. I AM CONTENT WITH CANADA. Of countries fur and famed I been told, And of the joy that foreign travel brings, Of wonders, beauties, one would fain behold, To star tho heart with fresh iniagm lags. !And I. myself Switzerland Have watched tho Alps in their mys- tic calm, And been by jasmmq scented breezes fanned In tropiu isles boar tho stately palm And many a. fabled castle on ths Rhino Haa winged my faiyj is nf drifted by, Beside tho oleander and the vine' I' dreamed beneath Boft'-'-Italiari be- I have never stirred, By any lovelineM of Than when upon. Canai heard The lonely en iora deeply T, _, f or sea, an shores'-'IVe leTO.Cfl.il-to. me. Across onr own unnumbcrod Northern lakes, And over leagues of winding water ways, Upon najuteu i ores aspen, And j allows in tho soft autumnal hazo, iWhen on tho broad St. gray day, Among those islands wrought of and dreams, I I drift to dreams of unraali orld ility, lovely vision Where all the worl t Or when among Rockies, I caught iI The sodden gleam of Halts above elo.ud, ._ And on the tumult of 1 liy quickened thought i No visions, dreams aji aspirations crowd; Or, thinking of the futurJ and of all That generations yet unlirn will The forests that for anl ploughshare call, I The noalth of golden hirvcata yet to be, I am conlent'with. CanadaJand No fairer land than flas Ifccc. to mo, I No greater joy, no more irlpirmg task, Than to upbuild and maarJher destiny Songs and SonnctiJ by Helena CANADA'S WG Do you. know thati. Canada Ims of the biggest contracts "'.iu her lustoty under way or in contemplation, ing the expenditure of millions f? dollars, aud tbe omplojuicnt of thou Bauds of men! Nearlr miles of _ ratlna} aro t nailer or coutract, which h'ill: bring the prcsdht TniUoago of 25, (00 up to Neirly pro uuco is witnessing a marked railway development. All tiio great railway sys-' toms aro extending their mileage groat ly, and the grid-irons ;of the '-West radiating from fcho trunk hnca are in creasing at a rapid rate: Bay, th.o Peaco Qoautry and in British Columbia. Electric lines, especially rural an 1 rathnl, are being or plaAued from Ecores of centres, and a net work of trolleys is expanding and trans forming Iho transportation EJ torn of the eountrj Thousands of oucp isolated farmers- now, have the world brought to their doors by this means of in tor-communication', 'revolu- tionizing tho facilities of hfo gnd the comf01 ts of ing Beginnings are also being made in tho clcctricization of some stoim railnajs harnessing of Canada's natcr powers goes on apace, already horse power from wntcr power has been eloped, according to estimate of the Commission of Conservation, and tho of this vast "white coal" resource is probably only m its infancy What this is worth may bo approxi matcly computed, as follows To de- an equal amount of enorgj in tho most modern stcnm electric plants would require the burning of of coal per horse Canada is-pledged to grcatlj and, enlarge in tho near future, fact waterways It is not f unrealized that ocean going crafts may nnin sail from a British or European "port, cross the Atlantic and not shift cargo till tho head of Lake "Superior is distance of miles, or miles from tho mouth of the St Lawrence, or that there aro miles of waterways trom. the Lawrence to the Arctic Ocean, via the Saskatchewan and Mac rners, with a land break of only 150 miles Canada has spent 100 millions on he" canal system, and 13 pledged to enlarge or build a new AVelland Canal, while a Georgian. Bay canal is being discussed The Sfc Lawrence ship canal, 340 miltw long between Montreal and Father Pointy will- accommodate vessels draw- ing 30 feet of water at low tide, has cost and is to ba spent to o the route Millions more are to be spent m improving and increasing the faculties of the harbors of-St. John, Montreal and other ports. CANADA'S WOBLD-WIDB TRADE. Do jou know that Canada's foreign trade for 191011 was and that it increased nearly in 1911-12? Do jou know how rjni-uli's foreign trade has grown, doubling iu a decade? That Canada does business among S7 countries, ranking third among nations capita, That Canada's Empire trade has doubled in 14 years, being now 37' per tho whole. Tliat Canada's the United States is 01 per cent of tho whole That Canada's trade vi increasing 25 times as. fas.t United .States as with Great That Canada's foreign trade, 1910 11, was pec head, that of tho United States, A HYMN FOR OTJB NATIVE LAND. Lord, while for all mankind we pray, Of clime and toast, Qh-hour us for bur, native luiid, The lund love the moat. Our fathers' sepulchres aro here, And here dwell, Our children) tdoj how should wo love Another laud so well? Oh, guard our shores from every foe; .With, peace ,qur- bprde.rs bless; With our cities crown, Our fields with plenteousuess Unite us in. the sacred love Of Knowledge, truth and Thee, And let our hills and shout Tho songs of iibertj. Lord of the nations, thus to Thee Our country we commend Be Thou our refuge and our truit, Our friend HOW BIG IS CANADA? Do you- know how -big Canada is> That Canada contains one-third of thai area of British Empire, and is larger in area than tho United States, includ- ing Alaska, by -square miles (Canada United States and .Alaska That- Canada is as large 30 United Kingdoms and 13 German) s, tw.ice tho Biro of British India, almost as large, as Europe, IS times the size 01 Franco, 33 of Itslj. That Canada's proportion of popqla tion is 1 90 square miles, United States, 31, England and Wales, 353; British Empire (outside 4 .Thai Canada is miles by, and that the distance from Halifax to Vancouver is greater than, from Lon- Halifax? CANADA'S POPULATION, Do you know how many inhabitants there are m Canada? Population of Canada byOPro'vlnew. Years 1Q11. Increase Alberta British Manitoba Wew Brunswick, Nova Scotia Ontario Pr. Ed Quebec Saskatchewan N W. Ter, t -Totals Do )ou Xnow that Cfinada shows greater increaao of percentafa in popu- lation for ttio decade, viz., 32 per cent than a.ny similar increase in the United viz, 24 per cent! That urban population increase 69 per cent rural, 16 per cent Thai tie neii Parliament Trill ha.ve_ 11 additional members, Ontario losing 4, New Brunswick 2, Nova 'Sco'tia I1'. E 1 1; 4 western provinces gain 5 each. That the percentage growths of some H.K.H. TivDuitof THE CANADA or i Bo you realize what the To-morrow will.be, or niaj refjtAlf Do you know that Oinida i Canadian cities in 10 years are- Oalgary, tbe A, B, G of her development) til 975, Hamilton, 55; Halifax, 13; London, ber natural aro "oBljjtbffb 22, Montreal, Ottaw.at 44; Quebec, uiag to be drawn upon. tfo 16, Begins, St. John, 5; Toronto, fann -a beginning to stow that most of her mineral exploration and testing; "-tfr'at BW ful fisheries are only ti yield their harvests of the leaf-f 80, Vancourer, 370; Viotoria, 48; nipeg, 178. That> Canada. haa French- That Canada has Indiana. That Canada haa received immigrants from. 1S9G to 1911 (including in and that 76 per of Ihe total arrivals were English-spaa it- ing and 25 per cent, foreign. Do yon know Canada! Do you believa in Canada! !j t Do you dare dream dreami :of >t future t And, while brioj the dream true? CANADA'S WATBB WEALTH. POl CANADA'S GREAT WEST LA2JD. Do you know how big Canada's West CANADA'S, CONFEDERATED FAM- ILT OF NINE PEOVIWXS. Do joti know Canada by her inces? Canada's four pnn mces at Confed oration have grown.to nine DO YOU KNOW WHEBEIll CANADA LEADS? Do you know that Canak has the largest consecutive wheat i Id in tho world, 900 bj; 300 nuleaf is they arc, take up only half of Can ada's total are-i, there is, therefore, rpom for nine, more Alberta s area of square miles is double- the size., of Great and as large as Prance British Columbia 13 Canada's largest province, squire miles, or 10 per cent of Canada's total area, and is lation It is equal to 24 Switzer lands, with miles of motm tains (Switzerland lias Bay Company is acres of coast line. r't Tho total area otherwise disposed of Manitoba's area'' f iquaro (Manitoba swamp lands, In. 1S67 the Canadian West was her "Great Lone with, only a hand ful of inhabitants in, proximity to the Hudaon. Bay posts Do Canadian realize the of tlua great laud heritage, and of its sustaining power in. people and productivity The area of the Western pr-urie. Provinces 13 acres (or less than jQ. per cen1- of the total area forest reserves (ngt in- cluding Rocky Mountain pariatt and river lot Indian rcr> serves, "acres; Indian" reserves surrendered and sola, 569rl914. area of bailee surveyed lands (deduct- ing for rivers, streams and acres; water covered lands, icres There is, therefore, a vast area open to settlement and lultuii tion The. total area of, western lands grant ed to railway companies re land sub- sidies is acres, Tho total area school and endowment (unsurv ej ed area not ii acres The total area granted to Hudson's Tljat we have theH following titled Canadians G peers, 7 Bayonets, 4 v i ECBj i G C V 0, 31 K1 B, 50 Oompamonage That Canada is 45 yean olft, dating from. Confederation, years from Brifabh conquest of 1759, and cars old, dating- from arter's first ing f 37V, j That Canada the extensive sea fishenes in thoj' That Canada has tho lai mines in the world. That Canada has a great1 rolifle and re rid. st nickel railway milesr if, and flhen extended, it will bo f Ontario s square miles, and is as lirge as England" and Jittlo less than Fraqre and Germany. It comprises 7 per cent of Canada's area, iion lands, Northwest half breed scrip and militarj >J acres The area surveyed, 191011, acres (representing fanns of 160 acres each Total area jnder gram crop in 1910 That of tea 33 JFatliara Mfedera- tionj onlj one sun Charles Tapper Colonial and Imperial confer have been held .Ottawa, 1894, anV in London, 1307, 1902, 1907 and v 1911 t j Ttst Canada haa 735 ftdcr'al "and provincial 'That 12 General flections have been, held; sinQe Confederation with 7 Prc mieni of Canada, and 9 That 43 treaties of Brit am applj to Canada. Tha t Canada has had-115 .Qovernor- 1534-1912. Thit Canada's 40 Canadian Clubs members. That 300 foreign consuls and vice consuls in. Cauada- Tliat tiering DUO last census tkcadui, 1901-1911, Canada's trado, has doubled, field crops nearly trebled, savings more than doubled, raihvay mileage per head highest in world, and third among nations in ratio of trade to population. That Canada Ts total ote, General t WEALTH. r Do ytm'kuow how rieh'Canada is agri- culturally, ifld what it meaBS to a country to hate millions of acrM of fer- tile, aod, wider varying olwaatw coodi tionsl (i joujknow Thnt Canada's field crops- vain a reached the figure of Ontario leading with CANADA AS A RICH WHEAT LAND. Do you know "how rich Canada is in wheat! Do you know that Canada raises tha best wheat on tha continent, per award of grand prizo at New Land, Show, November, 1911, to a Saskatoon settler f Canada's Western area (estimated by soma at acres, and by Prof. British Columbia, Saunders at eul- and atfeer iuated, could supply almost half the Of the different world's present wheat consumption. It should npt be forgotten, that wheat is the basis civilized existence. Do you know what a yact present jfO-Eentiil wealth Canada hag da Ltki her great powenf Reafl what Hotn. 7. D Monk, 1 n of Public Works, Ontario, h.p. of wafcr power, tha generation i trical energy heads the list, wi OOOli.p; the ipaper and pulp i The world's wheat eaters numbered la comer next, with oxer 1871, 375 millions; today, 517 millions, the remainder is According to Prof. Thomas Shaw, the industries, chiefly grift wheat belt has shifted in. tha TTmttd States. The centre of prcduction in North AmericA is now in the Canadian North-west, and this may be shifted yet' unlit. "This total of over is being increased very i Tlva.' wld, J911, of agndiiUural and products, 13 only 1Q cfafe.fo{ total north the Peace country. j Canada's wheat crop, 1800, bushels; 1911, bushels. In the same United it "is fair to; '.if the course" of a production was nearly at a standstill. Tlio infotmatioB repriing ity o{ vith a gram af' bushels Th-vt Canada, sold nearly SO Bushels of, wheat to Qreut Brilam and over barrels of. flour. That Canada Has enough flour mills to suppl> a population foe times that ot Cnnada-j Canada has nearly head of luo stock, and that Canada's dairy, industry yields.over a. year one eleventh of that of United States; in 1111, about ono third. Canada was 7th among irorlfl's wheat powers, oaly eovera m mill portion Ihat Canada kas olevitpM, with In WOO, Canada's wheat production was ,he grem ai JW.H Tiil total Jrom this liftonuiiMi! to oyer h p.', not include'all ol the large rowing countries in 1910. 5th in ln the nortlern porttc'nj 1911, beating Hungary, Italy and Spain, various, province -t'i. Of Canada's total grain values of 1911 '_'; of wheat aloat forth, or Estimated area sown in 'West, 1913, acres. CANADA'S Watch Canada's whoat standing climb from fifth place to nearer the first Do yoti know these about oar national CANADA'S RAILWAYS. Do jou Itnow thit Cinada haa a greater miieigo per aeid of population than any other country? Do you know that tho railway prop- WHAT CANADA WAfl WITHOUT AT Iho advance Can has made since 'Confederation is shown. by instituting a comparison between 1867 and 1912. In, 1S07 there wu DO telephone, no That the budget lspeee> 'of I llth, 1913, showed bigg'ui I on record of That revenue for 181011 was sipenjiturc, plus, 't 'J That the estimated revenue, for 12 is oipenoUturt erty of Canida 13 now capitalized at gramophone, no automobiles, no wireless on revenue (ift lock, at Potcrboroi gh That Canada has the largest levatori Jn tho TorW, That Canada has of in tho world! That Cauda bJi the largest pipwood Wd pine foreits on the ada's largest province. Canada hns in sjstcm of wireless telegraphy, aWd is ons that will be of the in tho world, stretching from the Atlantic board to the. head of Orat Lukea. .rta, Total, acres Territory to be to 'Manitoba, acres.- Total, aeres, Tho area of tho three, lacca equals the seven States of iota, Wisconsin, Iowa, the t ro Nebraska and Missouri, Thit Canada is a big whaling industry? That one chartered company alone caugHt 700 ID .1911 in Pacific That thousands of. barrels of oil are being f hipped to Europe, and thousands, of, tons' of fey-, tilizen to nCtha of Canadian railiriya, wcro in 1911 and tkeir opera ling cxpcnMa Do you know that Canada bas milofl of railwaya (almost equal miteago of tho m 1911 passenger! f In 1S67 there ya Eegma, no no Vancouver. Do jou know Hat 'only 500 motor cars wftrii owned'.in. Canada in at and today at EIpMdttttTf- Thatltke total will bo That tho total debt on railway (mm to 1913. is 'That t'rtde >u ;