Wherever and Whenever they l1ad fought it had always been as comrades and as brothers side by side against a common foe, and t their laurels 0f victory had always been intertwined. \‘Volfe’s historic victory on the Heights of Abraham had doubt- less since inspired many a daring deed of which they in later years had had such good reason to be proud, a11d the Wolfe spirit still lived. It would be a sorry day for our country when such qualities as those ceased to be among the leading attri- butes of their youth. He (Sir Charles) sometimes wondered, especially in these disturbing days, why in every village in the iand from which their historic heroes had sprung, succeeding generations did not endeavour to keep alive stories that should continue to inspire their children’s children to take a lasting pride in their local heroes, who had had a share in building up

ihe Empire, to which it was their privilege to belong. No coun-

try could boast a longer roll of heroes, whether in peace or war, than their own; no country had been more full of brilliant ex- amples that succeeding generations should try to emulate. Wolfe spent most of his schoolday holidays at Squerryes, his (Sir Charles) kinsmaifs place near Westerham, his playmate being the speaker’s great-grand uncle George, who afterwards became his life-long friend. ‘When he (Sir Charles) was a small boy of ten years old, and his gallant father showed him the cenotaph in the grounds of Squerryes that marked the spot where Wolfe received the news of his first commission and told him their hero’s story, he naturally longed some day to be a soldier, too. \Volfe’s statue that stood in the centre of the ‘town of Westerham “Yould, he trusted, remain their shrine as long as Westerham’s history lasted. They could not all hope to live to be heroes, but they must all, he hoped, be uplifted by the story that statue every day recalls, reminding them, as it did, that it was Wolfe’s victory at Quebec that laid the first foundations of their present world-wide Empire by winning Canada—the eldest sister of what was their present family of Dominions occupying all quarters of the globe. . Surely it was up to them to foster and maintain by all means in their power, their splendid Empire, built up, as it had been, on the founda- tions so well laid by such heroes as James Wolfe.”

The Right Hon. Winston Churchill. Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, proposing the toast of “The Dominion of Canada,” said he did so with the utmost pleasure. for. after they had heard in such moving terms of the services, triumphs and sac- rifices of General Wolfe and his soldiers, they must, also, not forget to dwell on the measureless consequences which fol- lowed from their achievements. The romance of history was one of the strongest forces which united and cemented the

_, British Empire. and the Wolfe bi-centenary dinner brought to