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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 9, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta tlOHT THI DAILY HtPIAkO, IATUHOAY, I, II OF CANADA Capital, lest ml Oh Fnflflsi Cxccf4 Protect Your Hard earned savings disappear quickly m Large profits carry with them heavy risks of speculation, total loss. It is wiser to be satisfied -with the absolute security for both Principal and Interest afforded by this strong Bank. A Savings Account may be started with a Deposit of or upwards, on which Interest will be paid at highest current rate. We will welcome your account, whether large or small. Lethbridge Minagtr. Stirling f Manager, Grassy Lake Branch-, ft. W. Baillifl, Manager. V 4 O I i THEMOLSONSBANK Established 1855 Capital (Paid Up) Reserve Fund HEAD OFFICE MONTREAL 68 BRAiNCHES IN CANADA U.S. Exchange Bought Accounts of All Kinds and Sold at Lowest Rates Carried upon Favorable Terms ViNGS DEPARTMENT Deposits of and upwards received. Interest allowed from date of deposit at highest rates Lethbridge Branch, Redpatfa St. K. D. JOHNSON, Mioater C( EASTERN TOWNSHIPS BANK INCORPORATED IS59. CAPITAL AND RESERVE A general Banking business transacted Accounts of Mer- chants and Farmers invited Savings Bank Department in connection, deposits of and upwards received and in- terest allowed at highest current rates. Lethbridge Branch ROUND STREET Old Sage Store J. A. R. ROME, Manager. 1 OIL II DUCOVtftlD IN PR I NCI ALMftT (Priaee Albert Geo, E. who (or the last i year has been prospecting in North- i era Saskatchewan, eprunf tensa- i tion here today he announced that ho had diftoorered oil of ex- cellent grade and quality within the city Mr. Parkinson haa been working quietly on the oil problem for several months and at last be has discovered exactly what he has beea searching for. The oil belt ia located immediately across the. river tod haa traced for nearly two miles. On the north bank of the Saskatchewan near the C. N. R. bridge of pure oil are continually oozing of the soil, and Mr. Parkinson ei- plaina it aa being a spring of oil. To- day at noon a reporter went with Mr. From CuJloden To Quebec (By Rev. J. A. Macdonald, in the To- j the ronto Globe) "Sir Wilfrid Laurier, when be wa in Edinburgh four years ago, made great very great speech. I Parkinson aerow the stream and was shown the rivuleta of running -oil. On this side of the river in front of the Windsor hotel, oil can plainly be seen on the bank. HARVEST TIME Should be a season of plentiful moot? for many 61 people, and HitMsh of thin find way in- to to remind all of the fa- cilities of the BANK OF TORONTO for oooduotinf the and town and city people. Surplus money shduld be deposited in our SarinfB where will earn in- terest and where it will SAFE for vse. Small or Urft may deposited or withdrawn at vojr INCORPORATED I MA LETHBRIDGE BRANCH W. McEachcrti Mtnafar GOOD AT LOW PRICES We are re-arranging the lay-out of our yard, and have feet of Short Flooring, Siding, Ceiling, and Cedar Boards that we are going to sell inside of the next two weeks. Do not delay taking advan- tage of these snaps. The quality is good. The price will satisfy you. The South Alberta Lumber Co, City Yards, sttffa of Elliwi Milk, Utttrifce. that speech he wanted to pay a com piiment to the people of Scotland." The old Highland gentleman stoo up as he told me this. He spoke in the rich, measured tone of the cultur ed Scottish Celt. It was plain had something more to say. There was a look of solemn pride in these of his face, as though the words o the French-Canadian prime ministe: were good to recall. "Yes. Sir Wilfrid Laurier in tha great speech at Edinburgh wanted to pay a compliment to the people o Scotland, and this is what he said 'The Highlanders at the taking o! Quebec, fought as men never fought before.1 Those were his very words men never fought before.' He said those words over again and again in a low, soft, musical inton- ing voice, after the manner of the men never fought before." .1 had been in Inverness for two or three days, and was arranging for drive, out six miles to Culloden Moor. The story of the "Forty-five" was a part of the background of my boy- hood life, but I must needs sec the field itself, with its records of trag- edy and its memories of sadness and of pride for all who love their fa- thers' tartan and cherish the match- less heroism and devotion that turned defeat into deathless renown. It was a glorious July day, with the sun glinting on the firth afcd touching with softness the Beauly hills, the hearthstone of the Frasers, On the forenoon of that day I chanced to meet .as fine a specimen of the old- time Highlahd gentleman as could be found even in the home of the High- land aristocracy. His white hair and long-flowing white beard suggested I the snows of four-score, but as he bade me welcome he stood there as I erect and light-stepping as the clan piper on parade. The dress tartan of his clan and the inimitable Argyll shire lilt in his voice told his pedi- gree. He came from near Lochawe and his services to Celtic literature have woiffor him distinction. he learned I was from Canada an that in my veins was the blood an on my tongue the accent of the Gle Urquhart classmen who rose in th not even the rich-word ed Gaelic itself could give him utter ance. With his hand on my shoulder he crooned over those endearing ex pletives that make up the deepes language of the Highland heart; "And you will he going to Culloden Moot to-day 0, yes, it is a place o mixed memories for men of your clan place of mixed memories. It was an awful them from the right wing where'they had been unbeaten ever since Bannockbunx. It was a fatal blunder. That was th downfall of the Stuart cause. But it had to had to he. There came into the old man's eyes that far-away, reminiscent look by. Prince.' He aaid it just like the prince.' Cumberland called him a vile name, and instantly ordered a young English officer of his staff to 'shoot that Highland scoun- drel.' The young officer saw the young Highlander there on the moor mortally wounded, and had compas- sion on him, and be said back to the duke: 'Your highness, my commission is at your command, but I decline to be a butcher.' "That was his decline to be a he did want to shoot the poor Highlander lying on the moor. And you know that because of his cruelty and bru- tality to the Highlanders who follow- ed Charles Edward the duke is known in history as the 'Butcher.' 'But the duke was nettled by the young officer's reply and he called to a common soldier who was walking near, to despatch the wounded man The common soldier, not wishing to do such a thing, said 'Your high- ness, my ammunition is all gone.' The duke got very angry, and, calling the common soldier a coward, asked lim, 'What is the butt of your mus- ket for and, using vile language about the wounded Highlander, he or- dered the soldier to kill the Fraser. Stung by the duke's words, the sol- dier did he was commanded, and the first blow the musket ex- ploded. It was loaded all the time but he did not want to do so cruel a thing. "Then Argyll, who fought under umberland for the king, and was on his staff, said, 'Your highness, this is brutal.' He said it just like that Your highness, this is brutal.' "Then the duke was very much en- aged, and used very vile words, and aid that he wished every Highlander THE CANADIAN BANK HAD OFFICE, TOtONTO IMT B. I. WA1E1R, Friaideot ALKXAVDIR LAIRD, Central Manager Paid-up Capital, Reserve Fund, A GENERAL BANKING.BUSINESS TRANSACTED AT ALL BRANCHES DRAFTS AND MONEY ORDERS sold, and money traniferrcd by telegraph or letter. COLLECTIONS made in all parts of Canada and in foreign countries FOREIGN BUSINESS. Cheques and drafts on the United Great Britain and other foreign countries bought and sold, ill Lethbrtegt Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager here dead on the moor. "Argyll was indignant at this, and answered, 'Your highness, if you had poken those words yesterday the is- which I knew that for the moment I was forgotten. The mystic spell of the past was upon him. He was see- ing the swift and awful slaughter of the prince's clansmen by the king's regiments under command of the hat- ed Cumberland, while the strongest of all the clans stood sullen and un- moved cutting the heather-bloom with their -keen claymores. "Yes, yes, it was all a he said again, partly to himself, and partly to me, for we had both been silent. "But it had to had to be." And with that assured confid- ence in the ordered purpose of Cullo- den, as of whatsoever comes to pass, he took a turn or two about the room. Then it was that he stood before me with a new look of pride in his eye, and spoke of Sir Wilfrid Laur- ier's speech- at Edinburgh, when he said that "the Highlanders at Quebec fought as men never fought before." "But when your Canadian prime minister spoke those words he did not say why it was that the High- landers fought as men never fought before. It' may be that he did not know why. I had a mind to write to Mm and to tell him why. For there was a reason." I knew I was expected to ask for that reason. "Why was it I asked. "Culloden was he said, with that note of eagerness which suggest- ed th'e hidden secret. "Culloden and the 'Forty-five' was why the High- landers fought as men never fought before." "But what had Culloden and the 'Forty-five' to do with the taking of Quebec "It had everything to do with it I could see by his reverent anima- tion that the old man was now on sacred ground, and I did not again interrupt him until he had finished his story. "On the afternoon of the day of the ues of this day might bave been dif- erent.' You know the Campbells as clan did not follow the Stuarts, al- hough there was a trench of Camp- ells at Culloden. The Argyll was on he king's side, and many say that it was his knowledge of Highland war- fare in making a flank movement with his Campbells on the right wing from the Macdonalds had been dis- placed, that decided the day at Cul- loden. However that may be, the Ar- gyll said to the duke just like that. 'If you had spoken those words yes- terday the issues of to-day might have been different.' The fire in the ol4 ed in silence as he mused on what might have been if the Campbells and the other clans had worn the white cockade and not the red. Then I re- called him to Ids story by asking what these incidents at Culloden had to do with Quebec. 'They bad everything to do with he said with that renewed eager- ness which made me feel that I ought to bide the time until the came. "Yes, they had everything 'to do with it. It was just because of happened on that afternoon of 16, 1746, on 'Culloden Moor that the Highlanders at the taking of Quebec in 1759, fought as men never fought before. And this was the reason That young officer who was ordered to shoot the young Fraser Highlaad- er lying wounded on the moor, and who gave back the word to the dnke. j I decline to be a j young English officer was Wolfe. I That's who he With the mention of that name there came a long and impressive >ause. The story was not to be hur- ried. "Yes, that young officer was Wolfe. He was only nineteen. He was sta- tioned in this neighborhood for several months settling the disturbances af- ter the 'Forty-five.' He was consid- srate.and humane in his dealings with ;he followers of Prince Charles Ed- ward and their families. Nothing was too brutal for Cumberland, and us name is held in abomination by very Highlander, but the name of Wolfe is reverenced, and it will never >c forgotten that bo spared the wounded young Fraser and gave back hat brave word to the 'Butcher' on the moor at Culloden. And that is not jbhe old man went on, his grip on his .staff tigcten- ng as he reached his climax. "Thir- een years afterwards when General Wolfe sailed up the St. lAwrence he ad under his command more than ourteen hundred Highland soldiers, many of whom fought against Cum- efland at Culloden. Eight hundred f them were Erasers. Their officer was General Simon Fraser of Balan- in, a cousin of Charles, the young Highland officer whom Wolfe refused Wolfe's forces at Halifax, and wo great glory at Louisburg, so kee were they to" show him how brav and grateful they could be. "You know what happened at Que- bec the night before the victory. Whe Montcalm's sentry on the heights bearing a noise down at the river side, called out bis challenge, bewa answered in French by the Higblam officer in charge of Wolfe's reconnoit ering party. That officer was Simon Fraser whose cousin was spared b Wolfe at Culloden. He had been edu- cated in France, and lived there after the and was bandy with the French language. That was why he was so clever with his answer to the sentry. 'De la Reine he said just like that. The sentry was pu off guard and was despatched in minute. In the morning Wolfe's forc- es were on the Plains of Abraham be- fore Montealm was aware. Then at critical moment in the thick of that fight the Highlanders made a wilt rush and broke the French ranks, anc Quebec was won. As Sir Wilfrid Laurier said, they fought as men never fought before. But it was for Wolfe. "Yes, it was for Wolfe, not for the king. The Highlanders did not love King George at Quebec any more than they did at Culloden. It was for Wolfe and for his mercy to the prince's men and the word he gave jack to Cumberland about the wound- ed Fraser Highlander on Culloden was why the Highlanders at Quebec fought as men never fought before." That afternoon I saw Culloden, with its tell-tale stones marking w-here fell the flower of many a clan. An old game-keeper, a McDonnell ot Keppoch, pointed out the place where tradition says the Fraser was lying mortally wounded when Wolfe gave back the word to Cumberland. The next night there was held in the music hall of Inverness a great gathering of the clans at the annual assembly of the Gaelic society. It was the time of the Wool fair. Loch- iel was in the chair. Between the sing- ing of "A Hundred Pipers" and the clan-song of the Camerons, "Cais- roeachd Chloinn by a Maclepd in the Assynt tartan. I was called on by Lochiel to prove the oneness in name and fame of "the sea-divided There was left in my Canadian vocabulary and accent enough of the "language" to pass as the shibboleth even in Inverness. My venerable Highland friend of the day before was on the platform. At .the close he came to me, and with that inexpressibly appealing low note of pride and love in his voice, holding my hand in both of his, he gave me dis last charge: "When you go back to Canada you will tell Sir Wilfrid Latrier from me it was that the Highlanders at the taking of Quebec fought as men never fought before." In obedience to that charge I have told his story. del warehouse. It has very large ca- pacity having been erected not only for the company's present splendid business but with an eye to the fu- ture. No manufacturing concern in Canada has shown more consistent faith in the west since the early than McClarys and Mr. J. J. Foot, manager at Winnipeg, has shown by his enterprise in the present instance that there is no slackening of that confidence. The new building is as fire-proof as present day; methods can make it. It is equipped for the most expedi- tious handling of stock and is in ev- ery way a credit-able addition to Win- nipeg's commercial district. W. P. Roy ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES OFFICE: Brown Co.'s Bailding Crabb Street General Teaming We do all 'classes of teaming oh the shortest notice. Satis- faction guaranteed. If you need coal and you the best value your money will buy, see me. Coal must paid for on delivery. E. J. TICKNER Box 1954 M Ring Up 108 f When you want DRAYING Done promptly and satisfactorily JOHN B ROD IE Place Yoxir Orders for A REMARKABLE RECORD Fire Did Not Affect Winnipeg Con- cern Very Long battle, the duke and some of his staff were riding over the field in tbe di- rection of Inverness. TKSy had not gone far until they came to where a young Highlander was lying on the moor. He was one- Charles Fraser rom Inverallochy who commanded the Frasers in the absence of Lovat. and was terribly wounded in the bat- tle. He bad crawled and dragged himself off the field, and hearing the noise of the tramping of horses, he raised himself on his elbow Mid look- ed at the duke and his friends as they rode past Cumberland tho wounded man to what party he he- toaged, and the answer came. 'To f shoot on Culloden moor, and one f the captains was Charles' brother. All of the great clans were represent- ed the Camerons, Mac- leods, Macintoshes. They joined An amazing example of a quick re- covery has just been furnished by the McClary Mfg. Co., at Winnipeg. Some -weeks ago it will be remem- bered, this company's big warehouse on Bjnnatyne avenue- was devastat- 'ed by fire, involving practically -com- plete loss. Exactly twenty-one days after they had finished the new roof and a few days later celebrated the eveot by holding a reception to their staff, customers and friends in the reconstructed building. This is "go- ing some" even for the west. The very day after the fire orders were given for a new building. The tangled mass of debris was cut away and an immense staff of workmen started in on 'the record-breaking work of re-building. They were em- ployed day and car- penters and electricians all working simultaneously. It was the quickest piece of large construction in the history of "Winnipeg. The new building "is a modern .mo- ....W1TBL... JUS. flUMf Satisfaction Guaranteed PHONE 289 Electricians Supplies. Insulated Wires. Brass Goods. Electric Heaters. Glassware Gasoline Ignition Material. Iron Conduit Systems Single A Two Phase Motors. Telephones and Bells. Complete Electrical Installations and General Electric Repairs. W. L. MeKenzie Co. 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