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HUNTING.

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ALLEGED WOUNDING AT HELSBY.

IMPRESSIONS OF CANADA. ---+

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IMPRESSIONS OF CANADA. -+ MR. F. L. ROBERTS'S TRIP. Mr. F. L. Bobcrts, of Kinnert-cn, who has been travelling in Western Canada w:t.h h:s son, sends us another interesting letter, giving his impres- sions of the. country. He says:- I wrote my last letter at Laoombe, about half- way between Edmonton and Calgary. We stayed there over Sunday as we wanted to see the sur- rounding district, and I wanted to call upon a Yorkshire man whom I had met on the steamer. We hired a "rig" and pair of horses, and started to drive about ten miles. Prurt of the road' was excellent going; the roads when dry are very good. We had to cross the prairie for some throe or four miles through scrub and small tirees, until we thought we were lost, but we struck a house and were told where to go. We found Mr. Lee, the Yorkshire man, and his married daughter and son-in-law living about four miles from Blackfaulds Station, on a half section of land partly cleared. The latter had about 60 head of cattle, a few horses and colts, and' did all the work himself. He had carried1 a lot of hay and green cats for the cattle in the winter, his fa.tht-r-in-lo.w-a man weighing 18 stoneâhelping him. I told him he had good stacks. They seemed quite satisfied with their life. We got back to Calgairy and met a Mr. J. F. Bates, one of the loading ranchers and business men in Calgary. He had been out about ten years, had been to England and returned with mo on the same steamer to his home. He is doing well, and wanted me to buy a. ranch off him on High River, over 2,000 acres at 10 dollars per are. The river runs through the property. If I had bought all tho land I was offered I should have drained the Bank of England of its gold. I was introduced at Calgary to Mr. Pat Burns, THE "CATTLE KING" of Western Canada. He has just floated his busi- ness of rancher and butcher with a capital of 2400,000. He has more than a hundred shops, and thousands of oattle. We got a. sharp snap of weather. We left for Banff, the train being five hours late, and had a ride through the Rockies by moonlight. We stayed at Banff nearly a week. It is very like Switzerland, with plenty of snow but not oold. There are hot sulphur springs here. You can bat'he in the open. My son was swimming in water about 100 and I was snowballing him to come out. Banff is a great summer resort and well worth a visit. The largest Canadian National Park is situated here, being 3,688,480 acres in extent. There are 50 buffaloes here, en- closed with wire netting. They are vary strong and about 8 feet high. There are also several other animals. No one is allowed to shoot in the Park. Several of the mounted polke are Iftationed here. We got back to Calgary. I was offered a farm at High River, partly improved, con- taining 68 acres and sown with fall wheat. It was all fenced, and had a house and big barn, at 15dol. per acre. I was told it was worth the imoney. We started back on Tuesday, 24th October. Tho train was late, and we stopped at Mediame Hat all night. This is a town, with natural gas burning away, sufficient to light a large town. On the train three, or four Yankees were talking. I could hear doUars mentioned almost every other word. I said to my son that the dollar was almighty with the Yankee. A gentleman sit- ting clooo to me heard what I said, and remarked he supposed it was pounds in England. I said we did not talk about them as much. We 'had quite a. chat, and found we were interested in farming, and he asked usi if we would like to stay and see his sheep ranch. As only one train a day stopped each way at his station we did not see how we could do it; but he said that was all right as he could put us up. We stopped at Walsh. He owns about 22,000 sheep, and had bought over 3,000 more that morning. We drove to see his flocks, or bundhes, as they call them. Tho first lot one of his sons, with several shepherds, was separating from the ewes, and lambs and wethers. Another lot were being dipped at the raite of 2,000 A DAY. The trough that the sheep swim through is about 40ft. long and 15in. to 18in. wide, just allowing one sheep in width and about ten or twelve Iwiniming after each other. The drainers hold about 200 each, and are all concreted. We got to the house, which cost 16,000 dollars, and had dinner. They kill their own beef and mutton. We afterwards started to drive to see another bundh of ewes, 3,700 in number. We drove over two hours and about 15 miles, and did not find them, so you may imagine the size of his ranch. We saw another lot of over 3,000 as we were ooming back. I was longing for a gun as I could have shot a coyotte-a kind of wild dog âeasily. We had a very pleasant visit. Mr. Grant is the gentleman who is manager and greatest shareholder in the ranch, which is called the Sarnia Ranching Co, and he was very kind in driving us to meet the train next morn.ng. We had to wait six hours, as the train was late as usual. The weather got colder as we travelled further east. We saw several farmers threshing and some burning straw. We got back to Win- nipeg, and turned into an hotel for dinner. Here I saw an old neighbour from Sealand, and his wife and children. They had just arrived, and were off to Lloydminster. They were in good spirits. We left Winnipeg for Toronto and cirossed, into the Unitod States at Baffalo, where our baggage was examined, and I had to pay 2 dollors HEAD TAX for going into the States. I was not very well pleased, and did not forget to tell tho Yankees I met of the imposition. Not one knew of the tax. I said I supposed the government were ashamed of it and kept it quiet. I got the money re- turned on the steamer after I left New York. I was allowed 30 days to clear out, or forfeit the 2 dollars. I stopped a few days with my son at Pittsburgh, and went over the Westinghouso Works, where they employ about 10,000 men and 2.000 women. I left New York per s.s. Luoania on Saturday morning, 4th November, and landed at Chester on Friday night, the 10th inst., after rather a rough passage but fast. I will write you again to say what I think of Canada as a country for emigration.

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