11 May 1904
Bred Animals Under Auctioneer's Hammer.
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advocated breeding for the market we have. If such stallions as were shown at the fair today were used with good mares, we would not be able to supply the demand. He advocated the institution of a three days' fair at which owners could dispose privately of their horses, and an auction sale at the close of the fair for disposing of the unsold animals.
Mr. Sparks said that they never had better horses in England than those brought from Canada. They had legs like iron and good constitutions. There would always be a market for such horses in England.
A. Galbraith, of Janesville, Wis., a prominent American horseman, then addressed the meeting. He said that the success of an auction depended on the confidence between buyers and sellers. In Chicago the auction market was a permanent fixture. Good horses there bring good prices. There is a marked difference between Canadian and American horses. Canadian horses are much superior. You have the climate and the feed for producing a good horses and you also have a superior knowledge. There is no reason why the Territories should not make a great success of horse breeding.
Mr. Turner endorsed Dr. McEachern's remarks. He was in favor of trying a sale. Too many should not be held.
Mr. Miller then spoke again. He said that the important thing was to produce the right horse. Before auctions were introduced $250 or $300 was considered a high price for a gelding. Recently $ 660 had been paid for a gelding in the Chicago auction market. The auction sales had taught the breeders to produce the right horse. It was foolish to compare the sale to be held here to the one in Chicago, but there was nothing to prevent, at some future time, the holding of a sale here which would outclass the Chicago sale. We have the country, the climate and the men to do it.
The result of the discussion was that a resolution was moved by Mr. Eckford that an auction sale of horses be held in Calgary on a suitable date fixed by a committee.
Mr. Hoadley moved an amendment that instead of a sale a fair be held on a suitable date in the fall, and wound up with an auction of unsold animals.
Mr. Eckford withdrew his motion, and Mr. Hoadley's amendment on being put as a motion was carried.
Dr. Rutherford then addressed the meeting on the question of mange and other diseases. His address was very pertinent and very well received.
Officers were elected as follows for the ensuing year:
President, J. A. Turner.
First vice president, D. H. Andrews.
Second vice president, Harold Bannister.
Clydes, R. W. Meiklejon.
Shires, Geo. Hoadley.
Hackneys, J. R. Thompson.
Thoroughbreds, E. J. Swann.
Standardbred, Dr. Craemer.
Coachbreeds, M. Moodie.
Percherons, A. H. Eckford.
Auditors, C. W. Rowley, M. Morris.
Sale Going on Today.
The auction sale of pure bred cattle at Victoria Park began this morning. There were numerous buyers or prospective buyers present, and the bidding was lively. The prices realized were considered good. There is every reason to believe from the first half-day's work of the sale that it will be even more successful than last year.
This forenoon over forty animals were sold. The animals in question were young bulls of the Shorthorn breed and the prices ranged from $45 to $215.
The following is a list of the forenoon's sales:
King Bruce, owned by P. Talbot & Son, Lacombe, to J. A. Markle, Gleichen. Price $115.
Janus, owned by P. Talbot & Son, to J. A. Briggs, Bradburne. Price $110.
Monogram, owned by Jas. Turner, to A. W. Fish, Cowley. Price $75.
Glenmore Roland, owned by J. A. Turner, to J. See, Bassano. Price $110.
King Edward, owned by Jno. A. Turner, to A. W. Fish, Cowley. Price $105.
Clipper, owned by Ed. Waines, Springbank, Alberta, to F. Parlky, Lacombe. Price $ 80.
Springbank Chief, owned by E. Waines, to Jas. A. Briggs, Bradburne. Price $85.
The Douglas, owned by J. L. Walters, Lacombe, Alberta, to J. A. Markle, Gleichen. Price $115.
Prince Charlie of Glenbow, owned by Jno. Robinson, Innisfail, to John Brennan, Calgary. Price $150.
Aguinaldo, owned by A. B. Rowley, Ponoka, to A. Middleton, Dunmore, Assa. Price $70.
Copswain, owned by J. and W. Sharp, Lacombe, to J. A. Markle, Gleichen. Price $140.
Cavalier, owned by J. and W. Sharp, to Emil Miguault, Meadow Creek. Price $140.
Commodore, owned by J. and L. Sharp, to A. S. Blackwood, De Winton. Price $155.
Collegian, owned by J. and L. Sharp, to J. Turner. Price $125.
King of the West, owned by H. Talbot, Lacombe, to J. A. Markle, Gleichen. Price $135.
Idylwyld, owned by H. Talbot, to W. Brown, Gleichen. Price $ 130.
Young Chevalier, owned by J. L. Walters, to W. W. Westhead, Lacombe. Price $ 115.
Scottish Chief, owned by H. C. Watson, Oxbow, Assa., to B. C. Corbitt. Price $155.
Sir Josephine, owned by Wright & Sultor Bros., to A. W. Fish, Cowley. Price $100.
Wellington Boy, owned by Wright & Sultor Bros., to W. Parlby, Lacombe. Price $110.
Napoleon, owned by Wright & Sultor, to Geo. Ledoux, $70.
Jim, owned by Wright & Sunltor, to J. A. Markle, $110.
Canmore Count, Jno. Ramsay, Priddis, to J. A. Markle, $80.
Roan Ranger, H. Talbot, to A. F. Leary, $130.
Bruce's Lad, P. Talbot & Son, to D. Lee Bros., Bassano, $125.
Glen Bruce, P. Tablot & Son, to D. Coughlin, Nanton, $150.
Glenmore Swell, Jno. A. Turner, to R. W. Maxwell-Trayner, Cochrane, $215.
Lord Bob, Jno A. Turner, to E. M. Bailey, Bassano, $105.
Agamemnon, owned by E. Waines, Springbank, to D. Coughlin, Nanton, $110.
Douglas, owned by E. Waines, to A. W. Fish, Cowley, $ 70.
MacGregor, owned by J. S. Walters, to J. A. Markle, $120.
Alberta Hero, Jno. Ramsay, to Wm. Storey, $125.
Lincoln's Hero, Jno. Ramsay, to A. C. Watson, Meadow Creek, $145.
General French, owned by E. H. Riley, sold to O. Auger, $60.
Royal Duke, owned by A. B. Rowley, sold to O. Auger, $50.
Cashier, owned by J. & W. Sharpe, sold to J. L. Walton, $155.
Chieftain, owned by J. & W. Sharpe, sold to J. L. Walton, $145.
Lochiel, owned by J. L. Walters, sold to J. A. Markle, $115.
Canadian Bean, owned by Hugh C. Watson, sold to Thos. Daly, $165.
Capt. Cowboy, owned by Bryce Wright, sold to J. A. Markle, $100.
Jack, owned by Wright & Sultor Bros., sold to G. A. Hadwin, $80.
Herbert, owned by Wright & Sultor Bros., sold to J. A. Markle, $ 100.
Party Boy, owned by Wright & Sultor Bros., sold to John Lee, $45.
Extracted by J. Kynman 2008-08-26