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An Eventful Career.

. Lord Shannon, who has just been re covered from the West Canadian wilderness, is the hero of a strange eventful story. Seven years ago, as Viscount Boyle, he founHlife m that crack corps the Rifle Brigade beyond the means his family .could.afford, to allow him. Hearing of the land boom at Winnipeg he went there with his brother m the hope of getting quickly rich. The two Boyles got hold of a Campbell, a son of the Duke of Argyll, and set up a bank at Winnipeg which,in, a short, time went where it might have been expected to ,20. After that the young Viscoirtit set off by himself through' Canada, farming, trapping, hunting, fishing, enjoying life generally, and working like a horse. He began by discarding his title; and ended by losing his identity. In 1887, m midwinter, he conceiyed the idea of; crossing the Rjopkies into Columbia, and m spite of the most experienced trappers. set off." From that day no one ever heard of him on the Eastern side of the ranjge. Soon after, his father dying, there was hue and cry for the eldest son. Detectives travelled all over Canada, and'traced him to the pass m the Rockies, and there had to give him up. Newspapers were filled with advertisements, which produced numerous answers from impostors, but none from the real Simon Pure. At last, by some accident, the young man was found worlcing away quietly raising cattle and horses and pigs on a farm he had bought m the depths of Cblumbiav '\ *'N«v% wrote home," he - said. "Alwaysl "ifas bad correspondent. Liked the life, Never mind whether it pay me or not ; that's my business," Full of pluck and enterprise, and very; industrious the young man seems to have been—likewise slightly eccentric; for which reason on hearing that he is a relative of the great Sir Boyle Roche of famous memory one is not surprise^.-—" New Zealand Times."

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An Eventful Career., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2548, 20 October 1890

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An Eventful Career. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2548, 20 October 1890