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Reflections: Wyoming-grown wheat awarded gold medal at World's Fair

 


Reprint of these stories from the April 13, 1906 issue of The Grand Encampment Herald brought to you courtesy of Grandma’s Cabin, Encampment, Wyoming. Preserving History - Serving the Community.

Wyoming Grown Wheat Awarded Gold Medal At World’s Fair

Rieck Brothers of Encampment Demonstrate Agricultural Possibilities of This Section of the Great West

Rieck Brothers received last week from St. Louis a very beautiful and elaborately engraved gold medal which was awarded them for an exhibit of Wyoming grown wheat at the great Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. The medal is one of the highest awards made. These gentlemen secured one of the three medals awarded to this state.

This has more than ordinary significance to the people of this country. It means that the most competent judges of grain have said that Wyoming wheat is the best quality. It has hitherto been supposed that the climate and soil of this part of the state were unsuited to the growing of wheat. But a vast amount of knowledge of agricultural matters can be gained only by experiment, and so these enterprising agriculturists have demonstrated that the very finest wheat can be produced in this section.

So there is no good reason why the farmer of Wyoming cannot produce wheat, not only for local consumption but for export as well. And there is no reason for doubting the statement that within a few years this great state will be producing crops of grain that will rank with the best in the United States and that there will be mills established for handling the crop. Thus new enterprises will flourish and Wyoming will in time take its place as one of the great wheat producing states.

The subject of wheat growing in Wyoming will be discussed at the Farmers’ Institute here tomorrow.

A Successful Plea

Mike Cannon is a genius, a man of many gifts, of various and sundry adaptabilities. When it comes to measuring off a yard of calico and at the same time answering politely all the questions of a fair customer or filling a molasses jug without spilling any of the precious liquid, he’s got all the other fellows skinned to a city block.

Mike sometimes however grows tired of the conventionalities of clerical life and his soul pines for something more exciting, for opportunity to let forth the flood of oratory that is stowed away in his bosom.

The opportunity came on Tuesday afternoon and Mike proved himself equal to the occasion. He was invited to act as counsel in Recorder Ferree’s court for a young man who was charged with having offended against the peace and dignity of the great State of Wyoming. The evidence in the case showed conclusively that the defendant was not guilty, but that did not obviate the necessity of making the plea in Mike’s mind. Mike did not adhere very closely to the rules of evidence and pleading as laid down by Blackstone, in fact, he rather scorns red tape and believes in getting at the bottom of things in the good old way and the effort he made was a masterpiece. His forensic appeal brought tears of sympathy to the eyes of the Court and the members of the jury were visibly affected. Mr. Cannon has been busy since court adjourned receiving the congratulations of his friends.

Sent To Reformatory

Ernest Liston was tried in Judge Ferree’s court Tuesday on a charge of burglary and sentenced to sixty days in the reformatory. Charles Martin Junior, who was indicted with young Liston was declared not guilty. The alleged burglary occurred Sunday at Sieber’s bakery.

It will be remembered that the Liston boy was tried on a similar charge some time ago and was convicted, but in consideration of his youth the court suspended sentence on promise of good behavior.

 

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