|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
Built with a trained eye to their artistic and aesthetic properties, and with adequate hygienic and utility facilities, the barns form a model which might well be copied by practical farmers. He has personally supervised the erection of these fine buildings after a careful and thorough study of all that is modern in barn construction, and invites the farmers of the United Counties to inspect his barns at any time, and will be pleased to show visitors through them. He claims that modern barns can be built at a minimum cost by adopting the plan followed by him in purchasing building material and this claim is borne out by those who have had the privilege of inspecting them. Visitors emphatically pronounce them the last word in modern barn construction.
Barns of William C. Leitch, Cornwall East Front
Our subject has been an exhibitor and prize winner at the Montreal Horse Show and the Ormstown and Cornwall Fairs. He annually donates a liberal cash prize to the Cornwall Agricultural Society for the best heavy draught stallion, any breed, and three of his gets. At the Montreal Shows he won twelve ribbons, having as competitors the best show horses in America, and at the Ormstown Exhibition he won a silver cup for the best harness horse.
The Laurin & Leitch Engineering and Construction Company, which was organized by Mr. Leitch sixteen years ago, has undertaken and successfully completed some of the largest contracts in Canada. Notable among these was the twenty-five miles of pipe line for the Montreal Water and Power Company These pipes varied in size from 52 to 16 inches, and a fifty million gallon reservoir for the same company. They erected the largest stone-crushing plant in Canada, at a cost of $300,000, to crush the stone from this reservoir, and also built a hundred miles of pipe line for distribution purposes in this connection. They also built for the
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