“H Forgotten Northern Fortress.”

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His Honor Lieutenant Governor Schultz, previous to read- ing his p-aper on “A Forgotten Northern Fortress” before the Historical Society, said that he felt an apology to be due to the President, officers and members of the Society for having been unable to take upon himself a greater share of the Society's work ; and that. in the presence of so many gentle- men who had contributed so largely to its successful accom- plishment, he felt that he was very‘ far behind indeed. If. however, a reasonable excuse could be found for him in the precarious health and many engagements of the past, he would promise, now that he was better, amendment for the future, and, should the Council be able to give him an evening some time soon, he would prepare for it some matter relating to our early historyx which might be of interest to the society. It had been his practice. he said. since 1960 to collect everything in the wayf of pamphlets, reports, news- paper references and other ephemeral literature which related to the country west of Lake $uperior; and when these had become numerous, to have them bound in volumes for preser- vation. Among such records were many which were purely historical, and he would endeavor, if possible, to select from these, many of them dating back as far as 195T. such as might be an addititm to the Society's records.

With reference, His Honor said, to the paper he was about to read. a few words of explanation might be advisable. He had chosen for its title “A Forgotten LYOYIllGIM Fortress as being applicable. inasmuch as being far away from any route of modern tourist or business travel, Fort Prince of Wales is scarcely ever mentioned; and its ruins are seldom seen by other eyes than those on board the Hudsons Bay (Q‘o1n1">anyr"s silpply‘ ship, which once a year visits those lonely shores. For the I)ll()tO_<_f1"a1]>lIl(f view of its ruins which he had placed upon the table he was indebted to Professor Roljiert Bell, of