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HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

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HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 4-“the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair “

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Archie Yuill at Rankin’s Yard — Middleville- Photo Laurie Yuill

 

LAND PURCHASED    

In 1883 another attempt to purchase land and erect a building was made when Alex Lawson agreed to sell 2½ acres for $250, the Society to pay all costs of conveyancing and fencing and was willing to allow said sum to remain as a lien on the land upon payment of common interest which was afterwards interpreted as 7 percent, and this offer was accepted and the necessary documents executed.  Arch Affleck was engaged to prepare a plan of a building and tenders were advertised for and two received, Daniel Watt, $487, and A.M. Blackburn $440, the latter being accepted and the building erected. When the crowd first filled the galler parts, it was feared that the joists might give way as at Almonte, and next year these were properly strengthened and have since stood the strain.    In 1885 a board fence was constructed along the front which was quite an undertaking as formerly a zigzag rail fence had been there and the panels had been filled with loose stones, and as these had to be got rid of a trench 3 feet wide had to be dug deep enough to place all these stones below the level of the surrounding surface.  C.G. Jackson undertook to do all work of building this board fence 6½ feet high for $50, the Society to supply all material and a part of the remaining fence was built in each of the three following years.

 

ENGAGED BRASS BAND

In this year and several years thereafter the services of a brass band was engaged for the Fair.  In 1886 a two-day show was held and a few years after the members were required to have all their commodities in the Hall on the first day of the show, but it was found unsuitable as the smallness of the prizes offered did not compensate the competitors for their trouble and the Society reverted back to a one-day show.  In 1887 the first festival held in the community was held in the grounds by the Ladies of the Congregational Church. In 1888 Mrs. Arch Manson, Mrs. John Somerville, and Mrs. Scantilion were called in to assist in revising the Ladies’ department of the Prize List. In 1891 prizes were first given for the now popular breed of Holstein cattle and Shropshire sheep, also for flowers.  A trotting match from Hugh Rodger’s gate to the gate of the grounds, on time, was keenly contested at the Fair this year. I think the winner was J.N. Dobbie’s Little Vic. In 1893 the Secretary’s salary was increased to $36 and the Hall was leased to C.G. Jackson for a skating rink, the interior arrangements were removed and the younger people of the community enjoyed an excellent winter’s sport, not withstanding the limited area.

FIRST LADY DIRECTORS  

In 1897, the first Lady Directors were appointed, Misses Maggie Gemmill, Maggie A. Croft, and Jean W. Affleck, being the appointees.  In 1899 a baseball match between the Jovial Sports of Ramsey and Lanark was the special attraction at the fair that year, the winners receiving a prize of $10 and the losers $5.   In 1900 Mr. Andrew Baird having died after his election for this year Mr. Thomas Young who had for many years served as Director and Vice President, and who firmly declined previously the office of president was prevailed upon to accept the office in Mr. Baird’s place.  The admission fee was raised to 15 cents for adults in this year, and the Lady Directors were Mrs. D.G. Dobbie, Maggie A. Rankin, and Maggie Gemmill. In 1902 the extension to the Hall was built at a cost of about $400 the Society paying $250 and the Sons of Temperance $150, in return for which they were granted the free use of the hall for 15 years as a lodge room.  In 1906 Societies came under new regulations and each one was required to select a corporate name, and fix its headquarters. The following motion proposed by Albert Affleck and Arch Nairn, “that this Society shall be named the Lanark Township Agricultural Society, and that the headquarters of the same shall be at the incorporated village of Middleville in the said Township” was adopted and forwarded to the Department of Toronto.    In 1907 the admission fee was raised to 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children, which prices still remain.

 

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Archie Yuill- Photo- Laurie Yuill

DINING HALL ERECTED  

In 1909 $200 was paid on the mortgage indebtedness and the Dining Hall erected at a cost of about $235.Expert Judges were employed this year for the first time on horses and cattle.    In 1910 the mortgage debt was paid in full, and the proprietor of a merry-go-round was paid a bonus to bring his machine to the Fair to the great gratification of the little folks. In 1912 the Poultry House was erected at a cost of $150.  On February 13th, a Livestock Judging Competition lasting two days was held by the Society under the direction of Messrs Emmerson and Dawson, the Agricultural representatives at Perth. The Secretary-Treasurer’s salary was raised to $75 in this year.  The Society became affiliated with the Association of Exhibitions and Fairs, and George S. McIlraith was appointed as a delegate to attend the Convention. A grant of $10 was made to the Rural School Fair.
   

In 1914 10 Horse Stalls were erected costing about $125, and a well was dug in 1915 at a cost of $105.   The fair of 1917 turned out like those of 1920 and 1921, to be appointed for a very rainy day, but was carried through, the admission fees only amounting to $48.50, but the weather insurance $172 paid by the Government partly made up the loss.  The 1919 Fair was the only one year your Secretary has been unable to attend, being detained by sickness. Misses Agnes E. Affleck and Mabel Reid, however filled the position to the satisfaction of all on that occasion. In 1920, Mrs. Arthur Tennant, one of the most promising young men of the Society and for a number of years a Director, suggested that the Society should purchase a clover huller for the use of the locality but when he made further inquiry the cost deemed too great.

COMMUNITY GROUNDS

In 1921 the Directors generously granted the use of the grounds for the year as a Community Ground free of all charge.  Several attempts have been made to enlarge the grounds but always without success.

 

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Archie Yuill and Jean– Middleville– Photo– Laurie Yuill

 

PRESIDENTS AND SECRETARIES

The men who have filled the executive offices of President and Secretary-Treasurer since the formation were the following:

Presidents: John M.G. Hall, from May 11th 1851 till January 1854;

Alexander Stewart, from January 1854 till January 1870;

Edmond Anderson, from January 1872 till resignation January 1884;

Robert Lawson Jr., from January 1885 till resignation January 1889;

Andrew Baird, from January 1889 till death 1900;

Thomas Young, from March 1900 till resignation January 1908;

Wm. B. Affleck, from January 1908 till resignation January 1915

Crawford Dodds, from January 1915 till January 1916;

Alex McKay, from January 1916 till present.

Secretary-Treasurers: Mr. James Young served as Secretary Treasurer form the very inception of the Society till he was forced to resign by failing health in 1870 and he must have enjoyed the unlimited confidence of his fellow members for his books were so well kept that no audit was made till the year 1865.It gave me pleasure in conning over the records and financial statements, while he filled this office to observe the neatness and accuracy for the entire term, and I must confess that when I came to the first years of my own work I felt somewhat ashamed of my work in comparison.  However, I improved a little be experience. Mr. Young’s salary ranged from nothing for the first two years, 15 shillings 0 pence for 1853 and gradually increased until near the end of his term when he was paid $25 per year. Mr. James Stewart, merchant succeeded for the next two years but in 1872 he moved to Renfrew and your humble servant was then appointed and has been your Secretary since that time till the present excepting the term between March 24, 1917 till January 18, when Albert E. Affleck filled the position.

 

 

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Arch and Cecil Threshing Beans– Middleville- Photo Laurie Yuill

 

GREAT GOOD ACCOMPLISHED

It would give me great pleasure were I able to convey to you an accurate conception of the good accomplished by this Society during all these passing years, but that is beyond mortal ken, yet I am confident that results have been much greater that any of us can conjecture.  A Society that held the allegiance of men like George Blair, James Young, Thomas Kelso, J.W. Anderson, James Matthie, Daniel Wilson, and many others as long as they were residents of the locality, and of men like Sylvanus Gemmill, William Stead, Peter Reid, the Affleck’s, Somerville’s, Dodds’, McIlraith’s, and many others whose descendants of the 2nd and 3rd generation are still loyal members surely worthy of respect and support is I am Confident that a great deal of the trouble in this world arises not so much from natural depravity, but as a result of misunderstanding each other, and in our Society we have a common meeting ground where regardless of creed, Presbyterian, Baptist, Congregationalists, Methodists, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, all of whom are represented on the membership list (which is at present 63 for the present year) may come together in kindly competition, or as in the present occasion in social.I sincerely trust that this may not be the last of these gatherings but that they may become of yearly occurrence. I wish to thank you all for your kind tolerance for listening so patiently to this rambling sketch.

 


Signed Arch Rankin

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HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 2 

 

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Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

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HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

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HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION –Laurie Yuill Part 3-“There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”

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All photos- Laurie Yuill

LANARK VILLAGE BROKE AWAY    

In 1862 the people of Lanark Village whether from a feeling of their growing importance, or because they were not receiving their full share in the expenditure of the Township revenues because incorporated as a separate Municipality taking in a number of good farms and the Municipal Government of the Township was then located at Middleville.  

At the Fair in this year it was ordered that the Judges be provided with a free dinner, and prizes for that year were $101.55. At the Annual Meeting in 1864 money was transmitted to Mr. Shanks in Britain to procure clover seed from the old land. In this year the membership fees amounted to $139. No show was held this year but $262.30 was paid for the purchase of a number of purchased sheep, purchased at the Provincial Exhibition by William Stead, who seems to have the authority on all matters pertaining to livestock no doubt owing to the knowledge gained in his youth as a farmer on his native heath in Yorkshire and also the experience gained in the land of his adoption.

Mr. Stead was one of the first to take an interest in the Society and I am pleased that his grandsons are still evincing that same interest. At the Annual Meeting in 1865 it was resolved that all future meetings of Directors exclude the interference of other members with their business and Auditors were first appointed who were Wm. Robertson and Peter McLaren II.

 

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All photos- Laurie Yuill

TRANSFERRED TO MIDDLEVILLE

Partly owing to the Incorporation of the Village of Lanark there arose a feeling that the management of Township Society should be transferred to the Township and located at Middleville and it was felt that the place of holding the Annual Meeting gave a decided advantage to that section, and there began a struggle to obtain that advantage.  At the Annual Meeting in 1866, a motion by James Affleck and Peter Reid that the next Annual Meeting be held at Middleville was carried. At the March meeting a motion by Robert Fleming and James Reid that the next exhibition be held at Lanark was followed by an announcement that the next exhibition be held at Middleville, and the original motion was declared carried by a vote of 26 to 12.

Nothing daunted, the Middleville people set to work to secure a larger membership in their favour and at the Annual Meeting in 1867 held there, the following Directors were chosen: John Affleck, Peter Reid, Robert Stead, Peter Barr, and Wm. Robertson, the place of next Annual Meeting was fixed for Middleville, quarterly meetings to be held alternately, beginning at Lanark and the exhibition to be held at Lanark Village.

 

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All photos- Laurie Yuill

In 1867 or 1868 it was agreed that next Annual Meeting be held at Lanark and quarterly meetings alternately. Evidently at this time there had been a movement to do away with grants to township agricultural societies for at the first quarterly meeting in March the following motion appears: moved by George Blair seconded by James Young that a memorial be forthwith brought up and forwarded to the Provincial Secretary at the earliest opportunity for continuing township societies.

At the Annual Meeting in 1869 the following extract shows how some of the members were caught napping. “From the reading of the new agricultural bill it was made evident that all members who had not paid their membership subscription for the ensuing year prior to 1st January of such ensuing year shall but have the right of voting at the election ofoffice-bearers,” consequently the few who had paid had the whole right of appointing office-bearers.  The place of the next Annual Meeting was settled by the following vote for Lanark 12, for Middleville.

 

JAMES YOUNG RESIGNS

In 1870 the Secretary, James Young, tendered his resignation as Secretary-Treasurer, and was succeeded by James Stewart and a contest for the presidency resulted in a vote for 17 for Edmond Anderson and 12 for Alex Stewart. At the meeting in March the Secretary-Treasurer was directed to accept American silver at 5 percent discount and to take steps to have all American silver on had exchanged into current funds.

In 1871 Peter McLaren and James McIlquham were sent to Markham to purchase two purebred Shorthorn sires, but this venture did not turn out very satisfactorily.   At the 1872 meeting James Stewart who had disposed of his business and was leaving for Renfrew, tendered his resignation and your present Secretary, a raw inexperienced youth of 23 years was chosen to be his successor.  Fortunately for me I had an excellent body of men on the Directorate, who kindly overlooked the many blunders that I made in that first year’s experience. These were Edmond Anderson, the President, whose memory I revere as an upright intelligent and public spirited citizen, giving his time and his talents for many years to the service of the Society without any thought of personal gain, as he seldom required any seed and scarcely even competed for prizes.  

The above remarks also apply to several of the other Directors and members. When we contrast his ideals and a conduct with present day ones, when one invites a friend to become a member of the Society, and is met with the reply: “There is no use in my joining the Society, as I have nothing to exhibit”, is one to blame if he concludes that the normal fibre of humanity is degenerating? The other office-bearers for that year were James Campbell Vice President, James Affleck, Peter Reid, George Affleck, James Watt Jr., James Matthie, Arch Campbell Sr., Robert Fleming, John McIlraith, and Thomas Francis.  

In this, all the animals in possession of the Society were ordered to be sold and hereafter all the meetings of the Society were held at Middleville, which then became the permanent headquarters of the Society and a special meeting was held on February 8th, 1873, to consider the purchase of land for the Society’s use. About 50 members were present but no definite action was taken as none of the farmers adjoining the village were willing to part with their lands so the Society had to continue in the old way for some time longer.

 

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All photos- Laurie Yuill

 

CHARGING ADMISSION FEE

Up until 1875, all exhibitions had been free to all comers, but in that year a motion was adopted to charge an admission fee of 10 cents and appointed Wm. B. Affleck and John McEathren as door keepers, as tickets were not use at that time.  In 1877 the Prize List was first printed in pamphlet form, heretofore, being printed on a sheet form. The old rule holding members as such until they notified the Secretary of their wish to withdraw was repealed in this year. In 1878 the Farmer’s Advocate was first introduced as one of the periodicals to be furnished by the Society, and still retains its popularity among the members. In this year another attempt was made to secure land but without results. Heretofore the Secretary-Treasurer was elected by the members at the Annual Meeting and had a vote onthe Directorate, but a change in the Agricultural Act required that the appointment be made by the newly appointed Board of Directors and depriving the Secretary of a vote unless he had been chosen as a Director,which still prevails.  

1879 must have been the low water mark in the price of seeds, common clover selling 6½ cents, late clover 7 cents, timothy 4 cents and corn 1 cent. In 1881 100 bushels of White Russian wheat and 50 bushels of Lost Nation wheat were imported, which had a beneficial effect on the wheat crop for several years.

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HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION  –Laurie Yuill Part 2 -“The live stock was shown in the yard of Mr. A.G. Hall, now the property of Mrs. McGuire”

 

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This is the Thomas Watt & Son stove display at the Middleville Fair. Read–The Watts Bros Seed Company Lanark Village

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD– Transcribed by Laurie Yuill– Part 2

 

NOBLE PIONEERS    

We may be tempted to smile at these small beginnings, but when we remember and endeavour to realize that only thirty years had elapsed since these early settlers from England, Ireland, and Scotland, mostly weavers and factory workers from Glasgow and Paisley, had come and settled in the unbroken primeval forest, then heavily timbered, and consider their utter lack of training or experience for the work before them one cannot but be filled with admiration and respect, nay almost veneration for these noble men and women and the progress made by them.  

And when we consider the scarcity of money then prevailing we are filled with wonder at the courage, intelligence and optimism displayed by them in starting an Agricultural Society. At that time conditions were vastly different from those prevailing at present. The roads were for the greater part execrable, and so far as I am aware there was not a mile of railway in existence in Canada. The contract for building the Grand Truck from Portland on the one hand and Quebec on the other, to Richmond, Que, and thence to Montreal crossing the St. Lawrence by a bridge at the latter place, and then on to Toronto for the sum of £3,000,000 not having been made until the winter of 1852 and 1853.

None of our modern inventions such as telegraphy or electricity had been put into practice, while wireless telegraphy, telephones, phonographs, moving pictures or serial transit had ever been considered as practical in that century. There were none of the great industrial concerns now found in our neighbouring towns then in existence. In 1846, James Rosamond’s Woollen Manufacturing Co. had a small mill in Carleton Place, where he manufactured a coarse kind of dark grey woollen cloth, but for the most part, the farmers had to depend on their own efforts to procure the necessary clothing for themselves and families.

And it is small wonder that for the first three or four years, and indeed for many years the chief interest of the members of the Society was manifested in the improvement of their flocks of sheep, not only for the greater production of wool, but for the excellent mutton produced from a fat weather or two during the summer season. The first Board of Education was elected in 1853. The first meetings of the Society were all held in Joseph Lamont’s Hall in Lanark as the Town Hall was not erected in the village until the year 1854.

THE FIRST EXHIBITION

Whether it was for the want of a proper building or the lack of funds or perhaps both, the first exhibition was not held until the second Tuesday in October, 1855. The live stock was shown in the yard of Mr. A.G. Hall, now the property of Mrs. McGuire, and the amount paid in prizes was £9, 19 shillings, 6 pence. The membership by this time had increased to 50. As will be seen by the following copy of the Prize List on the occasion it did not require many judges, the following being appointed: John M.G. Hall, Peter McLaren, William Scott, Francis Turner, and Alex Stewart. I might say that every Exhibition of the Society held since that time has been held in the month of October, and Fairs have been held each year since, except in 1856, 1864, and 1873.

FIRST PRIZE LIST 1855    

The following are a few of the prizes offered in the first prize list: Best Working Horse, 10 shillings; 2nd Best Working Horse, 5 shillings; Best Brood Mare and Cold, 10 shillings; 2nd Best Brood Mare and Colt, 5 shillings; Best 2-year-old Colt, 5 shillings; 2nd Best 2-year-old Colt, 2 shillings, 6 pence; Best Bull, 5 shillings; 2nd Best Bull, 2 shillings, 6 pence; Best Milch Cow, 5 shillings; Best 2-year-old Heifer, 5 shillings; Best Yoke of Oxen, 10 shillings; Best 2 Ewes, 7 shillings, 6 pence; Best 2 Ewe Lambs, 5 shillings; Best Pair of Spring Pigs, 5 shillings; Best 2 Bushels Spring Wheat, 5 shillings; Best 2 Bushels Oats, 2 shillings, 6 pence; Best Bushel Corn, 5 shillings; Best 20 lbs. Butter, 5 shillings; Best 20 lbs. Cheese, 5 shillings. The Plowing Match to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of October, 1st Prize 20 shillings; 2nd Prize 15 shillings; 3rd Prize 10 shillings; Judges – John Aitken, William Stead and Peter Reid.

FAIR WAS A SUCCESS

The Fair must have been considered as quite successful for at a meeting held on the 16th, October of the same year, it was moved by Peter Reid, seconded by Wm. Headrick, that a report of the Society’s Show and Exhibition and Ploughing Match be forthwith forwarded to the Bathurst Courier for Publication.    The Perth Courier, established in 1854, was then known as the Bathurst Courier. This effort left the Society with a lack of funds, so that no fair was held in 1856. In 1857, two items of interest appear on the records. One, to have the Society incorporated forthwith, on motion of Daniel Wilson and George Blair, and the other motion by Edmond Anderson and James Affleck that Peter McLaren II start tomorrow for seeds there and that he be paid for the carriage of same, 40 shillings.    In this year the first meeting of Directors at Middleville was held where a Plowing Match took place on the farm of James Campbell, on 25th September, the Judges being John Angus, Wm. Dow, and Thomas Kelso. Three sets of Judges acted at the Fair in this year: Peter Reid, James Reid, and P. McLaren II on Live Stock, Alex Stewart, John Angus and Wm. Stead on Agricultural Produce and Dairy, James Matthie, John Ramsey and Wm. Scott on Manufactures. In 1858 the same list was adopted the only change being the addition of a prize of 7 shillings, 6 pence for the Best Yoke of Oxen, and a similar prize for the Best Yoke of Oxen four years old.    In 1859 I find the first recognition of women taking part, when Mrs. Robert Affleck, Mrs. James Drysdale, and Mrs. J. McLaren were chosen judges of cloth, bed covers and all woollen, sewing and knitting etc.

 

AMERICAN CURRENCY

The first appearance of the adoption of the American Currency in keeping the accounts appears at the close of the year 1857, when the balance on hand is stated to be 64 shillings, 4 pence or $12.86, and thereafter, the old familiar £. s. d. of the British Currency disappears from the Treasurer’s books and are replaced by dollars and cents.

IMPROVEMENTS

As a rule four quarterly meetings have been held by the Society in addition to the Annual Meeting in January, one in March to arrange the price and distribution of seed, one in June to revise the Prize List, one in August or September to appoint Judges, and one in October, at or after the Fair, to settle any protests or disputes, and to wind up the business for the year.  And these appear to have been well attended, for at a meeting in March, 1861, a motion by Peter McLaren I and Edmond Anderson “that any member joining the Society between 1st of May and the last day of October be entitled to receive premiums as old member” was passed by a vote of 22 yeas and 12 nays. The seeds were sold that year at a discount of twenty five percent.

Tomorrow Part 3

 

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  1. Middleville School Photos- Laurie Yuill

  2. Photos of Laurie Yuill- Somerville/Mather Picnic 1937–Charles Home, Lloyd Knowles House–Foster Family

     Mr. Lionel Barr’s Store Middleville and Other Mementos –‎Laurie Yuill‎

 

HISTORY OF LANARK TOWNSHIP AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY ORGANIZATION–70 YEARS OLD  –Laurie Yuill Part 1