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June 1, 1911

Donations towards the Coronation Day Sports should be paid to James Andison, E. Andison, or Clarence Campbell.


The question of the renewal of the license of the Cochrane Hotel is up for further consideration at Calgary today.


Only half a dozen polo players turned out on Saturday afternoon, the weather in the morning having been very unpromising.  A practice game of three a side was played and the McDougall pony repeated his tactics of the previous Saturday, to the discomfiture of a different rider.


It is possible that one of the most famous football teams in the West may come to Cochrane on the 14th. inst. to play our local team after the races.  We understand that an effort wll be made to have the race special train held here till 9 p.m. on that occasion.


While the Alberta Hotel has been renovated from top to bottom, repapered, painted and varnished and all defects made good, the proprietor has also been altering and fitting up the old Jim Murphy residence next door in such a way as to provide sleeping accommodation for sixteen or twenty boarders, or for transients on such occasions as our races, fair, big dances or special theatrical attractions.  The house has been thoroughly cleaned and repapered and partitions erected, dividing it into four large, light and airy rooms, and it is safe to predict that those will soon be at a premium.


Coronation Day

     We desire to call the attention of our readers, especially those living out of town, to the advertisment on page 8 refering to the Cochrane celebration of the King's Coronation.

     It should be obvious to all that one great central demonstration will be more impressive and important than a number of small and isolated ones, putting aside the economy gained by co-operation of the kind we advocate.  The people of outlying school districts who decide to bring their children into town on Coronation Day would probably find it much less expensive to make a contribution to such a central celebration as is proposed, than for each to organise a local picnic or what not, with all the trouble attaching thereto.

     Mr. Austin has received enough subscriptions to buy a big Union Jack and it will be here by the end of the week.  He has found people so ready and willing to support this object that he intends continuing his collections until he gets enough to buy a 12 by 6 ft. Canadian Ensign in addition, so that either flag may be available for display on suitable occasions.

The Calgary-Banff Motor Road

     The Calgary Albertan of Saturday last devoted half a page to a map and description of the highway between the City and Cochrane, which has been put in shape by the Calgary Auto Club recently.  A certain amount of grading has been done to the road, and notice boards have been put up in a number of places where caution on the part of drivers of cars is necessary, not only for their own safety but for that of others who have equal rights on the road.  We are glad to see that the Bow River Bridge south of our village has had two very necessary notices put up on the telephone poles skirting it, but it looks as if something more were needed to meet the case of a car coming down on a dark night.  The article states that the "Murphy House" is the official hotel of the club in Cochrane.  Members should note that the name of Wm. Dean's hotel has lately been changed and that it is now the "Alberta".  It is also stated that the Auto Club is erecting the garage which is being built at the east end  of the town by the Chapman Bros.  We have it on the best authority that this is an error, and that the club has no interest in the garage, which is a joint enterprise of two Cochrane residents.

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