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August 17, 1911

     The promise of a spell of fine weather for haying was illusory, rain having set in again with Sunday's storm.  Monday was bright but it rained heavily on Tuesday morning.

     The large extension of the Howard Block just completed by John Maxwell has afforded E.C. Johnson opportunity to greatly enlarge and improve his butcher shop.  The re-arrangement gives ample room for the display of fresh and smoked meats, fish, vegetables and dairy produce to the best advantage.

Horses Killed by Lightning

     During the thunderstorm which visited Cochrane on Sunday afternoon, and which did not strike us here as being of much consequence, the barn of Geo. Raby was struck by lightning, two horses killed out of five that were in the building and the barn was burned to the ground.  Mr. Raby was fortunate to get off so lightly.  His three sons were in the barn, also Fred Taylor and A. Minsey, but all escaped injury.  Mr. Raby himself got out the three uninjured horses though in the midst of a shower of spraks from the burning building.  Fortunately, both horses and barn were covered by insurance.


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