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W. DREVER, Proprietor

Regina, Saskatchewan

W-MCP3-5.060 TO THOMAS B. MCQUESTEN from his brother [Rev.] Calvin McQuesten
Mar 30 1908 Tuesday
To: Thomas Baker McQuesten [Likely, 22 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ont]
From:

My dear Tom

Have had the bad luck to get stalled here by a snowstorm, so will take the chance to drop you a few lines. The C.N.R. train which should have got in here last night at 8 o'clock is still on the way, so it will be well on in the afternoon before it can leave for the north, whereas it should have started at 7:40 this morning.

However, I have a day or two to spare, and so have not begun to worry yet. There has not really been a great deal of snow, but it was pretty windy and is likely to be badly drifted tho'. So far I have had quite an agreeable trip, and have asked the Mater to send on my letters to you, so that I would not have to duplicate.

Got here last night at 7:30 and spent the evening with Bill Martin, "Geeser's" brother. He is the Liberal nominee for the Dominion House. The seat is now Liberal, but Bill thinks he will have a hard fight for it as the Cons. candidate is McInnes, editor of the Regina "Standard," a good speaker & a man with a bad tongue in his head.

The Liberal "Leader," Scott's old paper, has the advantage of being a daily and seems to me to be a particularly good sheet for a place of their size. I am sending you a copy of to-day's issue. When I was here before, I met Kerr the present editor, and he seems a pretty good man. I intend to look him up before I leave.

By this issue I see that Redmond has thrown the fat on the fire in the Home Rule question, and also that Caspar Fraser has got the Rhodes Scholarship. While in Winnipeg, I met the Rhodes Scholar for Manitoba, rather a bright looking young chap named Henry.

Think I will now take a walk around town, and see what's doing. So good bye for now.

Yours affectionately

C. McQ. [Calvin McQuesten]

P.S. Wednesday 7 a.m.-- the train from north got in O.K. last night, so I shall leave in less than an hour & get to Saskatoon to-day, which will give me lots of time to get to Glenhurst.




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