& continued, snowing hearty when I entered the train at 2 a.m.. By daylight I daresay there were 6 or 8 inches of snow on the prairie but during the forenoon it eased off & we soon left the snow behind as - By the time that Verdun was reached I cannot tell how much the train was late, but so much that I was only able to spend one day with my Edinburgh friend there in stead of two. Then a day was lost at Winnipeg but being Sunday I went to St. Andrews Church there & heard the author of the "Ma[illegible] Gl[illegible]" & "The sky Pilot" preach. Sometime after leaving Winnipeg another delay of 9 hours took place in a narrow deep cutting owing to a fall of rock which looked at one time very bad. We got thro however & I am hopeful now of a good passage across the pond. My wife & I came on here today & I lost no time in calling on Mr Johnson of the "Century" from whom I have received the Century Magazines for June 1895 (the discovery of Glacier Bay) & Augt. 1897( the Alaska trip) Sept. 1897 (Adventure with a[illegible] Glacier). Then I went to the "Outlook" office & fortunately got the Number of 6 June 1903 with Ray St[illegible] Bakers sketch of you. After procuring a second copy of the last for my wife's Philadelphia friend I asked how many numbers they still had of it, & was told 3. This I mention to you as you thought it was all sold out. Now I shall write no more till after I have seen Mrs. & Maggie C[illegible] when I will write you again. Meantime with kindest regards to Mrs. Muir - your daughter - & yourself in which my wife cordially joins me Believe me yours very sincerelyJames Murdock
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