PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE EARLY EUROPEAN IMMIGRANT.
THE EAST LONDON SETTLEMENT.
sold before leaving London, but none would return if they could, and that
is the best test. They live in the main upon their own produce, supply
small needs with their butter and eggs and poultry; and regard the price
of their wheat as so much put by. Their delight at seeing its representa-
tive, notwithstanding their professed inability to meet any part of "the
debt," convinced me that they receive all the advice and assistance from
the Land Company that it is possible to give them. There can be no
doubt about their own children's future of honest effort and fair recom-
It is good for them to be here.
There is time for a walk before supper, and we wander to the out-
skirts of Moosomin. A single Indian, wearing his blanket as an Italian
officer might his cloak, walks before us, tall and dignified, looking this
way and that for something, a friend, perhaps, or his pony; when we
turn he is still standing solitary against the burning sunset, looking across
the land of his disinheritance.
We are quite in the suburbs but the sound that calls us back is the ring-
ing of the table bell of our hotel. When Moosomin is a prairie city this
will be a reminiscence. GARTH GRAFTON.