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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 12, 1910, Lethbridge, Alberta TheLethbridge Daily IlcnihI. Saturday, Mai. MAGRATH'S CLAIMS FOR AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE Summary Of Addresse Made By L. H. Jellif f To the Alberta Set Forth Vesterday h. !1. .leliff returned from Kumonion where he wen! to head 1'roni Magnuli, which iul to lay llwir claims the di'putaiiun went so tiie cai hi ton cultural colleg for the agri- .Mr. Jellilf remained lew days longer than the re. .si ol' lite ation. He says they were very graciously received and that lliey had oiroiiK liopes of 'landing tlie college. Mr. .lellil'l' was Lhe spokesman for the. deputation and at. the conclut-ion of the spc-eeh ono of the cabinet ministers sugge.sied thai Mr. Jollil'f summarize his remarks and leave them with the government for consideration when the matter came again. .Mr. J oil iff aecf.-ded to the request of the Herald to give- it a copy of that summary, which is herewith given: lion. A. C. Kittherfui'd, Premier of the Province of Alberta, Edmonton. My Dear Sir, Complying with the suggestions made by yourself, and some of the members of the Cabinet, that the arguments and claims made by the delegation from tae Soutau. portion ol the Province in favor of the location of the Provincial Agricultural College at .Magrath, be reduced to writing, and that copies thereof be supplied to you, 1 have endeavored to the brief time at my disposal here to summarize the matter presented so that you may have before you the prin- dap] points. Endorsement of the South 1. Our claim for preference is not that of a single town or city m a dis trict where there are other claimants but represents the concensus of opin ion and bears the united endorsement of all the cities, towns, and communi- ties, and of e Boards of Trade am' Agricultural in the extensive territory stretching from Medicine Hat on the east, to Pmcner Creek in the west, anti from Claresholm on the north to the International boundary or sidoriibli-; future progress in branch ol' work. nils (through the excellence of its tin advertising the entire province and Live Morses, cuttle, swine, attract ing hiUier thousands and sheep ol' every .commendable and j thousands of thnl'ty and j breed anil class. Poultry Chickens is beyond calculation, ami ;je.se responsible in a very large nse ducks and all oilier kinds extensively ior tho rapid deve'ojjnii-iii: whidi lur.: ami profitably produced. taken the last yean: Important Prizes Won by This District1 in ihe agiienltiii-al, ind'istm! and Coin-i at Provincial, Dorr.inion and Other iHierehil tin.- Fairs and Exhibitions !_ Vast Are3B and Phenoirieru, Yield ib) Uecause of ihe excellence ant1 (Mxent oi Its producis. The anual re- ports of the Department o) Agriculture N A- PR U CO. o: rhis province afford ample proof of the superior quuiuy of iiie products of tlUs district. It is scarcely neces- sary to go back further than the year 1907 in verifying this fact. In 1D07 our district was awarded the follow- Alberta Red Winter Wheat, 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, fith and Oth prizes. Red Fife 1st and 2nd. Spring Wheat other 1st and 2nd. Oats other than iSanner, 1st prize. Nol only is it important lo call you: attention 10 the excellence and variety of -products, but it is also very per liuiMit lo ihe subject in hand to con bu.sines.-i of ianuing is being conduct- ed iii tiii- district. Xot merely tiuanei sectioiis bin sections and areas aggre- gating even us Iiiyh.iis acres arc under cuHivation by single- individuals in this district, and the yields produc- ed itv-jrage on some of these than Ked Fife jlkildi! from 30 to-35 lo as high as r-'' ;ajid bushels per acre, and in some oven In excess of that fig- In oar district was awarded and can jusrl-v ljl- to be following prix.es: marvel of the world. Alberta Red Winter Wheat, 1st, Present High Standard Would be Ad- 4.ili nnd all other prizes. vanced by locating Agricultural Soft Wiiiler Wheat all of the prices, i Ked Fife, 1st, 2nd, -1th, Cth and 7th. i It is s College at Magrath rcely necessary to more than Spring Wheat other than Red Fifejtllli attention to the records 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and (ith. 'your Agricultural Department to fully Oats (Banner) 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, [Substantiate these statements. 5th and Cth. j It appears to us eminently fitting Long 'Oats, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Gth iand iji a. sense esential that the Agri- and 7th. j cultural College should be located in Short Oats, 1st, 2nd, -1th and (Jth. portion of the Province where the Barley (Two row) 1st and 3rd. [highest results both as regards Barley (Six 1st and 3rd. i'l-v antj i'telrt have been almost uni- In 1900 our district secured among jformy attained, so that the assistance other prizes the following: influence of the College, by ex- Alberta Red Winter Wheat, 1st. 2nd, '.periment and demonstration, may con 4th and Gth. Red Fife, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, and on other grains aad tribute to the maintenane and advance ment of the standards which have ad many prizes on other grains aad this Province to the world. grasses. (It would be appropriate indeed thar Lu 1910 among other prizes the fol- the Agriculturists of the district should the south, a well peopled and develop-1 lowing were awarded, covering the products of the year 1909. Alberta Red Winter Wheat, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Red Fife, 1st and 2nd. Barley (Two Row, 1st and 3rd. Peas, 1st. Brome, 1st. AHalfa, 1st. As indicated these are only a portion oi .the prizes won at the Provincial ed teritory including seven ridings rep- resented in the Provincial Assembly Within this district are cities and towns such as Medicine Hat. Taber, Lethbridge, Macleod, Pincher, Ray- mond, Magrath, Cardston and others recognized of great and growing im portance in this province, whose cor viction that the Agricultural College should be established at Magrath with- in the district mentioned is worthy of and should receive great considera tion at your hands Adaptation of Soil and Climate 2. The Agricultural College should be located at Magrath because the na- tural conditions of soil and climate at the periods respectively Fairs durinj mentioned. Trophy of the Alberta Pacific Elevator Company In the Dominion Exhibitions many of the highest and most valuable prizes been won by the products grown that place and in that vicinity are best in this district. In the years IflOG and mliipted to render the work of the col-11907 it secured the 2nd prize also. In lege, both practical and experimental, i 1905 it won the Gold Medal of ihe Do- minion Seed Growers on Wheat. In it received for the second succes- this district. Natural Conditions Supplemented by an Extensive Irrigation System 3. The Agricultural College should lie located at .Magrath because the fa- vorable natural conditions of soil and climate are also amply supplemented by ;in extensive irrigation system, long since established am! practically and profitably utilized, not only in the production of crops generally grown throughout the Province, but in the development, of products new to this country, which have brought great re- have the efforts of these many years recognized and rewarded by placing this institution in their midst. A Naural Stock Country It is scarcely necessary to call your attention to the fact that our district a natural stock country In fact that for many years it was almost exclus ively devoted to the raising of stock This is due to the fact that the clim- conditions are such that stock- can winter out of doors almost entire y without the need of shelter or feed other than they can pick from the ground. In spite of the incursions o' the agriculturist, there are still many of the'largest stock ranches of thr Province in that portion thereof, tin remarkable success attained by l.he in troduction of farming on a large scale having temporarily obscured the splen did results formerly and still securec! the stock grower. especially call your attention to t.he fact that every year a very large number of the best breeds of horses, cows, hogs, anc1 sheep are being imported info this sec- tion with the ultimate result that in a short period mixed farming, with the advantages connected therewith, will undoubtedly be the rule in this portion of the Province, for -.vhich it is most happily adapted. Location of Agricultural College Claim ed as Our Distributive Share of Government Institutions -5. The district claims title to the Agricultural College as its distribute -share of the Government Institution? It is the policy of states to distrilvutr institutions o-.vnod and operated by the government as to suit the condi j fions of the various localities and ir aid in the development, of a.1] portions of the stale. Capital at Edmonton The location of the capital of A! j berta at Edmonton involviiv the ..'T Rayino-ui ial district at .the Billings Dry Fanning ponditure of hundred of thousnnds of the largest benefit to the Province as a whole. This will be developed as we proceed to mention the products of isive year the trophy of the Alberta Pacific Elevator Company for the best five bushels of Alberta Red Winter Wheat raised in the province, the let- ter received from the company there- with stating tiiat the "best sample of Alberta Red Winter Wheat raised in this province meant the best sample of xvheat grown in the world. Not only nas the grain raised in our. part of the province proven superior generally to that grown elsewhere in the Province and Dominion, but it has also proven its superiority abroad. Prizes ?.t the Dry Farming Congress at Billings, Montana At ihe Dry Farming Congress re- turns to the producer atul have estab- lished beyond doubt, the adaptability of the Province for intensive farming cent.lv held at Millings, .Montana, Jhiotigh which the value of every acre where there were samples on exhibi- ol tillable land is destined to be great- tiori from many of the states of the Union, our district was awarded 1st and 3rd prizes on Red Winter !y enhanced. It is scarcely necessary to call attention to more than one of these products, in the profitable Wheat, the 1st and 2nd prizes on Red growing of which our irrigation sys- j Fife, tiie diploma for the best exhibit., tern has playod so important a part, to 'in all 17 prizes were awarded for our wit. tiie B this district, the town adjoini! c i Congress on grains, grasses and vege- Mngruih, a -Sugar Factory represent.- tables. ittjr an triicnt n'.ilSioii 1 Omaha Exhibition lavs v.a.- established has v-v j At the recent Omaha Exhibition the i'i u.r many y v sample of oats from our district was Ti'f annual out-put plant is pionounced superior in weight, and nds of th-> p.'ghost gra.'o 01 quality to any of the samples pre- ovi' sen ted by the States, and only the fact "ii.l gives -table the conditions of entry prohibited iu to lumdrcM, '-f people, :r.i! iorosjin exhibits from securing prizes HOV- cox- s stimulated prevonterl us from obtaining the 1st or every variety of root crop in that ptixp and the full credit to which the dollars in const ruction and mainten mice meets with the approval of the people of our portion of (he Provinc-: and as citizens and iax payers we shai7 take pride in advocating that vn mean shall be spared in making the sam By the variety of its products of last year by one of the farmers of [of thc grraf such Mncrath. Professor Bedford of world. Grains Agricultural College, for eighteen Wheat Both Winter and Spring ;years superintendent of the Experi- and of both hard and soft varieties. mental Farm, stated that it was tho i rve. [lay. nnd Ml mh. Whcr.f JesJ.c-il bv Iiim 1 of Trade, and Agricultural So- and :h-k Associated FJoards o' and Societies abmc named through its LUMSDEN GIVEN A HEARING Government Creameries Ca! gary and Edmonton represent. Arguments of Some of the Foreigr. Educator; rot Considered Con elusive i? may be urged by cdu- Merests of ?he Province as a whole, ami eomniift had full responsibility utider the commission and he consid- ered that ins authority was supreme over ;iie contr.icrors in respect :o the and of their work. Said p.iymeni of progress estimates not binding upon commission. engineer in districts B and F was appointed on .'ion. her in which commission ap- pointed engineer in opposition to his recommendations. Regarding engin- Wasnington. M.ircii second ec-rs in whom he had lost confidence, ief in the Standard Oil appeal ;o I.umsdon said he could not make de- HH- Si i pro me Court of iiie United finite charges because he did r.ot was filed to-day ny others of know when had made classification. caunsel. i; is in addition to that; Me would suggest the principal of on Tnesd.iy. ami it is signed by ciassilications has been charg-ed by .John G. Johnson, of Philadelphia: these men. He stated t.hat he made H. Milburn and Frank L. Craw- no charge against engineers of do- fi'-rd. o" Now York. ing intentional wrong. DAVID H. UlNTiHAM F. II. TURNKR, .1. A. RASS.MUSSKN, H. S. YOUNG. A. MKRCKK, .1. W. McNICOL. I.. II. JKLLIFF. STANDARD OIL FILED ANOTHER BRIEF IN APPEAL recommerida- lie could not possibly remem- ;