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October 5, 1911

     Chicken shooting opened on Monday, 2nd. Inst.  But the weather in the morning was most inauspicious to all but the most enthusiastic sportsmen.  (Please note that we do not say "sports",  the difference between sportsmen and "sports" being wide as the Poles asunder.

     We did not hear of any big bags being made on Monday, but would like to bet that more birds died on Saturday and Sunday, despite all the watchfulness of innumerable Game Guardians, than were brought to bag on Monday.

     To be the first in the field, even in defiance of the game laws, is a temptation that many are unable to resist, and the wrtiter has often in years long gone by indulged in a dinner in London on the last day of August where the main dish consisted of birds called "owls", which looked and tasted like fat young partridges.


     A regrettable accident occurred in Cochrane on Tuesday afternoon, when Mr. A. W. McDonald's horse shied at some people sitting on the bank and upset the buggy.  Mr. McDonald was picked up by D. McEachen and brought back to town, where his injuries werre attended to by Dr. Park.  He received a cut on the forehead and was somewhat bruised and shaken, but is doing well considering his advanced age.  The accident happened just this side of Big Hill Creek bridge.  The buggy was badly damaged.

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