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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 21, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta October 2i, 1912 THE LKTllMMDGE DAILY HERALD Got Next to the Congress and Congress Came to Meet in Lethbridge 27 KILTIES BAND OF LETHBR1DGE A WAV back In 11W7 a bushel of Alberta Red wheat found 11s down .to Cheyenno, Wy- oming. It was taken .along by Superintendent H. Fair-Held of Hie (arm, who bad re- ceived instruction to attcijd Hie third .Hossion of (he Dry Fanning Congress hping- held in Wyoming that year, and inuro out of eiiriusiiy than anything oibo he took tbu wheat along to tiee IUMV It would compare with thai grown 111 the famous of the. IJnion 10 tin: ;ll won Hrsi prize. It probably was liOL such :i mivnritfe lo .Mr. Kalrlleld, .who Is well verged in ecivalK, at; it was. lo the farmers of Southern Alberta as1 a whole. Southern Alhurta could tfr'ow wheat just a little better ihan any other part of the continent. That w.as i bo message that was flashed hijme to Ledihrldge; and that was the start of a campaign which is culmin- ating this week, with the holding of the seventh session of the world's agricultural convent ion and exposition in Let lib ridge. t .The story is uue any 'district In :the world well be to spread abroad. Ir, the story of one triumph after another, a story of fame in the. agricultural world. But, behind It" all, (here is tho story of the Dry Pnrating j 'Congress with its i'ar reaching ei'forj-.i I 'tqwiird better farming nieihod-s in j alniOHt every country in (lie world. 'When Superintendent Fairiicld went ib Cheyenne in JOOS to attend the third session of the Dry Farming Congress, the organization was just, beginning to occupy the attention of agriculturalists oil. the American continent. It had! its beginning in ;L small way, and u-i- tfl that year had hardly been heard of., outside the United States. That ydpr wa.s the first in which the con- gress held an, exposition of dry-farm- udjproducts in connection with the ses- sion. The competition in the expo- si) ioii added to HIP congress, and I was a fixture from then on. TairJitld came back home ami told ahotit the triumph of Albertu wheat tin c-oiiHieLltiofi with lite world, for was not the internat- ional IJry I'Vnilns.ConMroas ion u world-wide affair? lie tola tho Hoard of Trade about it. They thought It would be'good advertising any way, J especially among the American "fanii- who were beginning jo. (luck to, [Western Canada in of cheap land. It would be a fine drawing card to be able to tell ihcuu settlers that this cheap hind would raise the wheat on tbe continent. Now'if it was advertising to triumph at the Congress exposition jorico. It would be doubly good if'they could repeat tho performance. So when iho Congress literature convey- ed the information there wouid be another session and exposlti jn at Billings, Montana, in the fall of the Board of Trade Unaided that they miBht well so to a little expense In putting Lethhrlclgc and Sunny South- ern Albertft more plainly On the maj) by and taking .long an exhibit. -A-little canvassing in "the towns ad- jacent to LctlibrhlgG revealed the I fact that Taber, Maclbod and Canlston would be willing to throw in their lot with Luibbridge in the venture. The people behind movement locally wore principally President Xourse and Secretary McNicol of (he.- Hoard of Trade. They were 'enthusiastic and spread their enthns-iasm about HO liberally, that a special car of delegat- es went from Letbbridge to attend the Billings congress. Here another triumph was scored. The four district exhibits from Taber, Macleod, Csrdston, and Lethbridge were ranged aide by side and were considered a provincial exhibit from the province of Alberta. Lethbrhlge LETHBRIDGE WHOLESALE CENTRE won first prize in the hard white wheat competition, one of tho mos important of tho exposition, and'the four exhibits, taken together, captured second prize in the sweep for the best provincial or state exhibit on display. Thai victory awakened the peopj, of Southern Alberta to the advantages of the Dry Farming Congress, and 1m pressed upon them, the necessity of supporting the movement. Secretary McXicol journeyed with the exhibit'to the National Corn Exposition held in Omaha, Neb., that year, and here again jrcat was tho success met. witll, that, the provincial government awoke to the fact that Lclhbrldge was doing _ Trit SCOTCH LADS ACCOMFANIEDVTHE LETHBRIDGE DELEGATION TO COLORADO AND DID A GREAT DEAL TOWARDS TURNING THE TIDE IN FAVOR OF THIS CITY. THEY CREATED WONDER AND DELIGH- WHEREVER THEY APPEARED AND MADE LETHBRIDGE TALKED ABOUT PROBABLY MORE THAN ANY TH1NG ELSE- -Photo by A. E. ..smith Estate IS VERY ACTIVE We.Specialize in Close-in Property. only-NOT in any Wild-cat Subdivisions Our list of inside property is very large, and at prices which is sure to make gpod money. There is no doubt but the buying of close-in property in Medicine Hat is a sure and lucrative investment, not a gamble. Within the last week we have signed up two Milling Plants, and a Bedding and Spring Mattress Factory. Ogilvie's large plant is almost completed, and will be in operation at an date. We cordially invite you to pay us a visit, or write for information and map of city. ;ood work for the south, and the Rutherford administration donated to defray the expenses of making the display. Now if four districts in Southern Alberta, with hardly any financial as- sistance from outside, could attend ah exposition of the Dry Farming Con- gress and carry off -.second prize in tbe premium event, then all working to- gether, Alberta should be able to lead all exhibitors, a-nd gain fame for the province by bringing home the blue ilbbon. So in 1010, Hon. Duncan Mar- shall, minister of agriculture, threw hia department behind the movement, gathered together -an exhibit rep- resentative of tbe whole province, and 'iaancetl the making of the display af, .be lifth session of the Congress at Spokane. Two carloads of delegates vent from Alberta this time, most nE hem being from Lethbridge, where Iry-farming was becoming a household vord. Tbe sanguine expectations of that lelegutton were, not shattered when he prize ,iit Spokane were an- lounced. Indeed tbe hopes of Alberta iad not been sanguine enough. Tbe bluo ribbon event went .to Alberta, their, wiunipg the. state championship, while Alberta wheat occupied .the same prominent place among prize winners. So elated were the Canadian delegates that th- made a. bid for 1911 session of the Congress to be held in Lethbridge. But Colorado bad won the state cham- pionship the previous year, and us j Colorado Springs wanted the Congress j for the next year, the delegates voted it to the city having the prior claim, j Now, having made a bid for the I Congress for the delegation came home imbued with the one idea of making Lethbridge the headquarters of the organization for 1912. This could be accomplished by half-way measures, so as soon as possible the; Board of Trade began to bend all their j energies toward making a good snow- ng at Colorado Springs. The provin- cial government was behind the move- ment, and working through the Leth- bridge Board of Trade, and in harmony with the Boards of the smaller towns in Southern Alberta, a campaign was launched early in the year, bad its grand iinale when a special train carrying nearly 100 Alberta mainly from Leibbridge, beseiged fall during Dry Farming Congress week, again won the', state championship for the best won hearts of the delegates from every part of the world by their ent.buslasm arid Kiltie Band, ami carried off the Congress to "have its 1912 headquarters for the first time in Canada in Lethbridge from whence came the first recognition that the Congress was Internationa! in its scope, insofar as Canada, at least, was concerned. So the Congrest. has had its year outside the cointri It its birth. It has bad a toort ieir too. K has been iojalh suppoifed bj -the governments and corporations ind It Ins done miKji for Western Canid i in an agricultural way. and it is huped tb.il Hb retudeqce in Canada has done much for it It has been called the 'peace conference of the world', and, when delegates from every nation gather together this week to discuss a common good, it appears as if the appellation had not been unwisely chosen, AS a wholesale centre, little proof is needed that Lethhrld- ge occupies an important''and strategic position ia f South- ern Alberta. Situated as it is on OIKS of the three transcontinental linos traversing the being in the centre oi a. rich agricultural and nifuhig.. district, covering more, than squnro miles, It is plain to be. seen that from Lethbriuge must be distributed the supplies, necessary for the upkeep and development of that district. So important has Lethbridge be- come iu the eyes of the eastern whole- salers, that many of them hare al- ready opened branch wholesale hous- es here, while many more are merely wailing until the country is a little more thickly settled before doi-ag so. Lethbridge is at the gate' of tliR mountains. For 150 miles vest through the Rockiefa, mining Is the main. Industry. Farming" is1 followed little, and the supplies for the many mining camps with their- thous- and's of men must be shipped in from tbe outside. That Lethbridge is tbe logical base of those supplies is seen from the vol- ume of freight handled from the whole-, fillers of this citj to the towns to tbe west. However, east and north .within a ladius of neaily hundred miles there are neaily half n hundred bmall growing tonni ill of which, look to tbe rms here for their supplies. The suit is apparent in the number of new ami substantial warehouses .to be seeri h-the wholesale'disUict, moat of Kive been Greeted ulthln the past two three "years'. An Ideal arm For Sale Reasonable Price THIS FARMER OWNER OF ELEVATOR REFERENCES BANK OF COMMERC and ROYAL BANK PARTNERS F. DAWSON J. T. BURNS ITH 3COO acres of dry land under cultivation, seventeen miles from Lethbridge, and one-half mile from the town of Monarch, owning his own elevator, H. Miebach pursues farming on an extensive scale. In addition to grain grown he possesses 15 milch cows with a herd of 500 sheep. One nun dred acres of alfalfa sowed in the (at ter part of June, already mowed, and i left close niakes idi-.il grazing. ..With hie experience Mr. Miebach Is positive of gain and the raising of a i crop every year if the land is properly j-farmed. Barley running 50 bushels to the acre has been raised. The crop t this year from 14CO iiqrcs is estimated I lo yield about 40.GOO bushels of oat? j bushclr. of barley and buch elo of whc.it. The remainder of the fund fa left in rummer fallow. Mr. Miebach also carries on poultry on A brge scale, supplying the o' Lethbridge hotel, of which he is proprietor in this di- rection. raising Is also employ- ed for ho has corns to the conclueion with the of soil and cidr.atc. diversified (arming pays the i best. This farm, consisting of ?776 acres, is situated nine miles south-east of Leth- bridge and joins the station of Wilson The land lies very level, and 700 acres are under cultivation, 300 acres being ready for the drill This farm is all fenced, and the build- ings consist of a neat six room house con- nected with a large cistern; a large barn and a good well; besides small sheds LET US SHOW THIS FARM TO YOU Price per Acre Cash to handle only Office, 10 Macdonald Block FARM LANDS and CITY PROPERTY II ;