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CHAPTER VI.

THE CLOSING YEARS OF MACDONALD'S
MINISTRY.

The C. P. R. The builders of the Canadian Pacific Rail-

Finished,   way had begun to work at the same time

1885.   from its eastern and western ends. and on November 7th, i885, Sir Donald Smith (now Lord

FIRST C.P.R. TRAIN ENTERING YALE, B.C.

Strathcona) drove in the last spike to join the two parts. The company had finished the work five years before they had engaged to do so. The line from Montreal to

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