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August 15, 1912

     The possibilities of Cochrane are being raised abroad, and many prospective locators are quietly taking stock of the town and district.  Last week two men called and informed us they thought of putting down a first-class machine repairing plant.  They also expressed the hope they would be able to branch out into carriage building as well.

     The crops in this district are looking fine, and if we only get a continuance of the genial sunshine we now enjoy record crops of both hay and grain will be garnered.  J. R. Benbow will be cutting his wheat in a few days, and T. James, who never gets frost on his side of the barbed wire, intends cutting barley next week.  Stanley Jones sixty day oats will be only thirty days behind time.  J. Boucher has a crop of oats that will go over a hundred bushels to the acre if they ripen.  The same tale of bounteous crops applies equally to the potatoes.  The optimism of the farmers is warranted by the happy prospects, and we trust the most sanguine expectations will be realized.

Council Meeting

     The Council met on Saturday evening last, R. J. McNamee, W. J. Simpson, R. Hewitt and J. E. Laird, being present

     The council had engaged the services of an electrical engineer to go into the matter of supplying the town with electric power and light from the Calgary Electric Power Co.  A report is expected within a few days, and after considering the same the council intend calling a public meeting at which the whole mater will be thoroughly discussed.  if the town so decide it is probable the system will be installed this year.

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