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September 5, 1912

The Boy Scouts

     The Cochrane Boy Scouts presented quit a smart appearance as they lined up on the platform on Wednesday evening preparatory to their going down to Calgary to take part in the Duke of Connaught demonstrations.  The boys were accompanied by Scoutmaster J. E. Laird, Assistant A. Chapman and Rev. Whiteman, chaplain.  The boys were P. Seal, C. Fisck,  J. Tweed, John Tweed, G. Tweed, S. Pitter, W. Pitter, E. Craig, E. McNamee, I. McNamee, G. McNamee and S. Mortimer.  It will be a fine experience for the boys and no doubt they will have a sheaf of remarkable incidents to relate when they return.

Visit of the Duke of Connaught

     (CHAPS note:  The Duke of Connaught was a son of Queen Victoria and was appointed Governor-General of Canada in 1911 and served until 1916.)

     It is expected the Duke and Duchess of Connaught will arrive in Cochrane on Saturday evening on their special train, and drive through Cochrane on their way to the camp on Sunday morning.  An invitation to informally visit the fair on Tuesday will be extended to the royal party.

Agricultural Society

     It is extremely gratifying to the directors and others interested in the welfare of the Agricultural Society that already the entry list is the heaviest on record.  The horse classes especially are well-filled, and in most of the other departments there is an advance on previous years.  There is every reason to expect the greatest gathering in the history of the society.  The widening interest shown by neighbouring districts, coupled with the probably visit of the Duke and Duchess of Connaught afford ample reason for anticipating a record gate.  As for the sports, there are enough local horsemen to put up a programme of races and events that will make the Stampede look like a poor relation.  The directors mean to make the forthcoming show not only the best Cochrane has ever known, but in point of interest and management, one of the best in the province.  A novel feature at the show, a feature we hope wll develop the spirit of emulation, will be the display of natural products from the district of Dog Pound.

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