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for the taxes which they pay into the Dominion Treasury?"

Between the years 1875 and 1880, the Territories made progress with surprising rapidity, despite many obstacles standing in the way of that development. Such places as Fort Ellice, Touchwood Hills, Carlton, and Prince Albert, had grown up and had become the chief places of business for a large grain-raising area. In 1879 the wheat crop was so large as to require four threshing machines working constantly for six months to thresh the yield of that year, all of which found ready sale for cash at Prince Albert, at from $1.50 to $2.00 per bushel. In 1878 Emmanuel College had been established at Prince Albert by Bishop McLean.

 

Altogether the progress of the North-west Territories up to the end of 1880 had been satisfactory and the country was well prepared for important events that were on the eve of transpiring, which would materially alter its conditions and open up a new vista of progress and prosperity.

The Indians had gradually taken up their abode on the various reservations, chosen by themselves in the first instance, and formally allotted to them afterwards, by the Department of Indian Affairs. The Indian was passing through a transition period-from the wild, roving, open life on the plains to a fixed abode on his lands; from his exhilarating flights on the fleet-footed barebacked mustang, to a leisurely walk in the furrow behind the plow and his plodding oxen; and from a hunter of the plains to a tiller of the soil. Naturally he did not at first take kindly to the change, but he has been gradually weaned from his nomadic habits and has learned the value of toil and its reward.

Near the close of Mr. Laird's term of office, an important event occurred in connection with our political growth, when the Honourable Lawrence Clarke, of Prince Albert, as representative of the newly created

 

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