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ITHE 'ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. JULY 15. 1908.
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Grand Panoramic Drama, Most Spectacular Feature of
Tercentenary Celebration Commemorating the
Founding of Canada's Famous Old City.
Historic Scenes Re-enacted.
By FREDERICK R. TOOMBS.
JIIE French have, taken Quebec!
Onoe more the founders and
original holders of the famous
. . old Canadian city are supreme
Within Its precincts. Ouce more the
haughty Briton has found himself
compelled to rest content with only
secondary consideration in the historic
metropolis of the past. The fleurs-de-lis,
"the lilies of France," those mediae
val encouragements to valor, are seen
on every side throughout English as
.well as French Canada.
All this sounds highly warlike.
France has made another conquest of
the territory along the St. Lawrence?
Tea, hu this latter dav eonnuest is a
conquest of peace. Not a drop of blood,
but a. tidal wave of good will, has
flowed, all in honor of the coming
three hundredth anniversary of the
landing of the great French explorer,
Samuei de Champlaln, at what is now
Quebec and the consequent founding
of the city. Of course such a celebra
tion must necessarily be a French cel
ebration, even though occurring in
British territory, but the two nations
have Joined with erjual enthusiasm in
the project and for the present pur
poses are practically one race.
The tercentenary celebration opens
July 20, and in addition to the truly
magnificent programme of events ar
Tanged there will occur probably the
greatest gathering of notable person
ages of many nations that Canada has
ever known. So great an internation
al significance is accredited the Que
bec anniversary that Edward VII. is
eendiag his royal highness the Prince
of "Wales, with Prince Arthur, only
Bon of the Duke o? Connaught, and an
Imposing suit, on board a swift
armored cruiser as his government's
representative. President Roosevelt
Lawrence and the arrival of that dar
ing voyageur, Jacques Cartier, who
set forth with a hardy crew of pious
Bretons from St. Malo, Brittany, in
15S5, discovered the St. Lawrence
river and Implanted on its banks be
fore the wondering gaze of the Indians
of Stadin and Stadacone (afterward
Quebec) the cross and the fleur-de-lis.
Cartier was a voyageur, a pathfinder
among woods and waters, while
Champlain, who came later, was more
than that. He was in addition a
builder of settlements, a homemaker,
a founder of a permanent base from
which France was to conduct years of
campaigns for supremacy over the
vast territory and wonderful wealth
of the new world. And so Champlain
must be made the central figure of the
commemorative exercises, for he was
the founder of Quebec In July. 1G0S, on
the site of the Indian encampment of
Stadacone. About two years later he
wrote proudly of Quebec as having
attained a population of COO. Cham
plain's original force having numbered
Champlain will be shown at the court
of Henry of Navarre and rewarded for
his exploits in the wars of the League
and as navigator in the West Indies
and La Cadie. Then a replica of
Champlain's original ship, the Don de
Die, with the lofty poop and ancient
gear of the days of Sir Walter Ral
elgh and Sir Francis Drake, will la
borlously make her way up the St.
Lawrence to the very spot where, 30fl
years ago, Champlain himself stepped
Greeting From Booming Guns.
The ship will pass between rows of
warships representing five different
nations, which will greet her progress
with deafening salutes from their
powerful guns. Every man Jack in
the crews of these vessels will be sta
tioned In the standing rigging and
THE PRINCE OF WALKS.
THE PLAIN'S OF ABRAHAM.
Jias named Vfce President Fairbanks
$o act in the same capacity, and the
president of fbe French republic is
sending a large delegation of proml-
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Hear Admiral WUUani S. Cowles, U.
S. N., who Js -President Roosevelt's
fcrother-In-Jaw, . will be the president's
personal representative and will also
represent the United States navy,
lieutenant Commander David F. Sel
lers of the bureau of navigation will
' be bis aid. The first class battleship
iNew Hampshire has been designated
: to carry the United Sta tes representa
tives to Quebec. She will 6ail from
Newport, R. I- md will arrive at
'. Quebec July 22, the. date set for the
arrival of the-Prince vof Wales. It Is
.; stimated'that between" thirty and for
ty warships will take part in the na-
tval .pageant In the et. Lawrence.
j- Splendid Panoramic Drama.
;.' Hhe celebration will last almost two
weeks,, and undoubtedly the most 6pec
' tacular feature will be the panoramic
flrama, cC an allegorical nature, repre
senting the different stages of Que-.
ness to today. This spectacle will be
, produced on the Plains of Abraham on
Cape Diamond, the high cliff overloob-
I mUwn tha final
conqueror of Quebec for England, and
JJontcalm. its ' heroic defender, both
met death 4n the same battle. Up-'
fward of 4,000 people will take part in
the scenes tobe enacted. Rehearsals
of the different parts of the production
ihave been golnjg on since the middle
v of Jane under the direction of Frank
JLascelles, . master ' of pageants, who
v jwas director of the Oxford pageant a
: year ago. "The first scene will picture
the primeval wilderness along the St
clustered on the shrouds and spars
to lend added plcturesqueness to. the
scene. A parade will then form on
shore to escort Champlain and. his
company up the great rock to the Up
per Town. This procession will be
peculiarly appropriate in Its make
up, containing Quebec, Ottawa and
Montreal townsfolk costumed to repre
sent Individuals, companies, . soldiers
and sailors that aided In the founda
tion and perpetuation as well as his
toric renown of the city.
There will be Breton sailors of Car
tier's day, the courts of France and
of Henry of Navarre, the discoverers
Jollette, La Salle and Malsonneuve;
the white regiment of Carignan-Sa-lleres,
Frontenac with his brilliant
staff, and sovereign council, Montcalm
and De Levis at the head of their fa
mous regiments of Guienne, Beam,
La Sarre, Languedoc, Roussilon and
Berri; Wolfe and Murray, with the
hlghlanders and the other famous reg
iments under their command. Guy
Carleton aid the defenders of Quebec
in 1773, De Salaberry and his 300 Vol
tigeurs de Chateauguay. Fifteen ban
ners will designate the different di
Graceful Homage to Champlain.
Now will appear the actual living
descendants of great men of Quebec's
past, who will do graceful homage to
Champlain. The present Marquis de
Montcalm will be one of these, and
another will be Lord Lovat, direct de
scendant of the gallant colonel and
chief , of the Fraser highlandera,
which distinguished themselves at the
battle of the Plains of Abraham.
. Following will . be shown a pano
rama cf Champlain's first battle with
the Iroquois, the superstitious natives
drawing back In affright at first "at j
the appearance, sound aua ueaaiy ei-
fecllveness of the matchlocks of tne j
rench, the like of which they had
never dreamed. "
Other panoramic pictures will illus
trate some of the great religious events
which are closely interwoven In the
history making epochs of Canada In
general and Quebec In particular. The
Ursuline nuns will arrive and receive
welcome from the rejoicing populace,
led toy 'General Montgomery, knight of
Malta. The Jesuit fathers also have
their place in the scenes. Dollard des
Ormeaux, the explorer and fighter.
nd his sixteen heroes of tne Long,
Sault form the central figures of the
ninth' tableau. . The celebrated de
nouement in the council chamber of
the Chateau St Louis has not been
overlooked. Frontenac will receive the
messenger from Sir "William , Phipps,
commander of the attacking British
forces, bearing a demand to surrender'
Quebec. . Frontenac will repeat the fa
mous answer, "Tell your master to ex
pect a reply from the mouth of my
cannon." The final tableau will be
peculiarly reminiscent, for in it will
appear the principal figures in the bat
tle of the Plains of Abraham In Sep
tember, 17C0. Montcalm and De Levis
of the French, Wolfe and Murray of
the attacking British, will with their
commands march and countermarch.
over the blood consecrated ground
where the .ancestors of many of the
actual present participants fell and
In the third and fifth tableaux re
spectively will appear Francis I. of
France and his court and King Henry
IV. of Frauce, his court and his chief
adviser. Sully. This entire series of
panoramas will be repeated on several
Fine Naval Display at Night.
Other features of the thirteen days'
programme will be processions through
the streets of Quebec, exercises before
the Champlain statue, receptious of
the official guests, speech by the
Prince of Wales, renditions of 6acred
and secular music, military baud con
certs, regattas on the river, receptions
on board the warships, dedication of
the batttlefleld of the Plains of Abra
ham by the prince, official ball at Par
liament House given by the govern
ment of the province of Quebec, naval
display at night by the combined fleet.
planting of a tree in Victoria park Dy
the prince, speech by Vice President
Fairbanks, parades of Canadian clubs
and societies, immense fireworks dis
plays and speech by Sir Wilfrid Lau
rier. premier of Canada. '
The magnitude and scope of the ter
centenary celebration, the transatlan
tic voyage of the heir to the British
throne and of other dignitaries to take
part in it and the keen general inter
est taken In It by great nations Indi
cate that the anniversary commem
orated has unusual significance, an
Import far deeper than merely nom
inal consideration would reveal. And
such is really the fact The history
of Quebec is largely the history of
Canada. , The city, its founders ami
developers have wielded an influence
In international affairs that they did
not reckon, that in their times they
could not estimate. Some keen writers
there are who aver that in American
history Quebec should rank with
Jamestown and Plymouth in Inipor
tance as a birthplace of American lib-'
erties, owing presumably to the pow
erful influence exerted from Quebec
prior to the Revolution in territory
now Included In the United States.
Quebec's visitors will be well cared
for. A "city of tents," with accommo
dations for 15,000 people, will supple
ment the preparations made by hotel
and boarding house keepers.
Besieged Five Times.
Quebec was long the key to the pos
session of the entire Dominion of Can
ada. It became a part of the unwrit
ten law of nations that whoever held
Quebec became entitled to possession
of the surrounding territory. This ac
counts for the fact that Quebec has
been under siege or prolonged and con
certed attack no less than five times
a record comparing with those of
some of the famous war towns of con
tinental Europe. For over a century
Quebec was the center of military op
erations of France and England in the
new world, as well as the educational,
religious and political center. In its
value as a strategic point Quebec Is
unsurpassed by any city in North
America. Ey successfully resisting
the Continental army under General
Montgomery and Benedict Arnold In
1771 Quebec saved all of the present
dominion of Canada to Great Britain.
It was the city that opened the way
HE HAD ' TO PAY.
Half a Dollar, That the Traveling Man
"Hated to Spend.
"The 50 cents I hated most to 6pend."
said the traveling mau, "went to the
Canadian Pacific railroad.- I don't mind
paying for things I get. but this par
ticular expenditure couldn t be in
dorsed 'for value received.'
"A number of us got into St. John,
N. B., one night Just in time to eaten
the night train for Boston. We got
aboard only to learn that the train
didn't ' carry a diner. Now, a long
nltrht ride without dinner isn't a pleas
ant prospect, so we besieged the con- J
" 'Whv don't you start on the Mont
real, which pulls out. Just alidad of
nsV he said. 'It carries a diner, and
we can pick you up at Frederlcktou
" 'No danger of your passing us? we
asked, and he assured us that ue
couldn't very well, as there was only
one track.-So we all piled out after
leaving our baggage In our Pullman
"It was surely a fine- scheme we
thought as we dined at our' leisure in
the Montreal train. After dinner .we
sought the nearest smoking compart
ment in a sleeping car and prepared to
wait In comfort for Fmlertckton Junc
tion. "Then along comes a much uniform
ed official and demands 50 cents each
for the privilege of eating a meal and
having a smoke aboard his train. We
explained carefully that we belonged
on the other train, had given up the
price for Fullnian berths, and. further
more, that we-had been sent aloard
this train for the sole purpose of get
ting our dluner. 'Didn't the Canadian
Pacific run both trains?' we asked.
"But it was no use. We had to pay."
The dog Is man's most faithful
frieud. A man may lie, but a dog
won't; a man may get drunk, a man
may slander his neighbor, a man may
embezzle and defraud, a man may bor
row money, a man may steal money.
a man may go into politics, a man may
knife his. best friend, a man may run
people down . with an nutornoLHe. . a
man may gullible himself to rum. -
man may waste his substance in riot
ous living, a man may go to heaven.
but a dog won't. Can these things be
truthfully spoken of the other friends
man has about him? There is a strong
affinity between man and the dog. It
must be the affinity of contrast. Yet
any man will resent being called a dg.
Tosslbly the dog would resent being
called a man If he understood I do
not know. I only know that the
maxim works but one way. and If we
should say, "Man Is the dog's most
faithful friend." there would be many
to cavil, saying that It was mighty
rough on the dog. Success Magazine.
Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor, had
an enormous capacity for eating and
drinking. He once told a' friend that
the largest number of oysters he ever
ate was 173. He first ordered twenty
five; then, as they were very good,
fity more, and, consuming these, deter
mined to eat nothing else and ordered
another hundred to the great amuse
ment of those present Bismarck was
then twenty-six and had Just returned
After Once Tasting
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Going Out of
to the establishment of the great trad
ing posts in the wildernesses that
were to ear-n vast fortunes for kings,
princes and nobility. At Quebec is the
Basilica, the mother church of Roman
Catholicism in America. It was in
Quebec that dwelt and ruled, with
their retinues, at the Chateau St.
Louis, tjhe governors sent over from
France and England. The pity has
long boasted of one of the strongest
natural fortifications In the world the
Citadel, crowning the city, well de
scribed as the Gibraltar of America,
which was designed by Lord Wel
lington. Quebec was at one time the
capital and largest city of the .vast
territory, and It founded and fostered
the great Industries that have utilized
the Immeasurable wealth of the Do
minionship building, lumbering, man
ufacturing and mining. '.-
, From the-foregoing it may readily be
realized why the tercentenary of this
coveted city is considered to be of
primary international Importance. In
short, Quebec gave Canada' to France;
that ' is why the French' revere, as
Dickens wrote, "the city suspended in
midair." Quebec gave Canada to Brit
ain; that is why the British cherish
the city as one. of the rarest jewels in
the crown of empire.
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