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THE SUN, FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1915.
nlsht. BlthouBh no mention of licr filing , was mncle In the usuitl shipping Infor mtitlon ami It wuh evident thht Home at tempts at screcy were belnK inntla. Cuanls have wutchctl the piers at which vessels wero loailltiK munltlonii at this port with Kronter euro than usuitl nlnce the fire on board the Touralne of the French line. At the name time, h nn official of the International Mercan tile Marine Company pointed out last night, no effort lias been made to look through every package put aboard, as tills would take ton much time. In the absence of details upon which a definite theory of the explosion and fire c'ould be based varying opinions were expressed In shipping circles yes terday, one suggestion being that the explosion was that of Homo of the dyna mite purchased by Holt, or Muenter not yet all accounted for, smuggled on the Minnehaha by Holt or an accomplice. Another suggestion waa that It might be the, work of a Herman py. The Tournlne lire was believed to have been the work of a spy, and definite In formation was obtained by TlIK Su.v'g London correspondent after the I.usl tanla disaster that German spies wero aboard the I'unarder with the purpose of Inking the vessel In mldocean If pos sible, the submarines being statloni-d to carry out the destruction If the spies failed. Holt's seemingly vaguo Idea of Just what ship was to b sunk led some to the belief that the actual placing of till ex plosive might have been done by some accomplice, since otherwlso Holt might have been expected to be more explicit In hit naming of tho vessel In his letter to his wife. Mniiltlons Farther Aft. Officials of the line here said yesterday that No. 3 hold. In which the explosion occurred, "was filled with foodstuffs and general cargo, the ammunition and other explosive materials being stowed away further aft. This fact, In view of Capt. Claret's report that the (Ire was under control, gave the line otllclals confidence that the vessel would be able to make port. It Is admitted that If the Arc should tejch the hold In which the high explosives arc stored It probably would cause an explosion which would tear the hlp to pieces. The New York offices of the line noti fied the Halifax olHcc and the Canadian Marine Department caused a Oovcrn ment vessel to be made ready to proceed to the aid of the Minnehaha as soon ns Capt. Claret sent word of his course or asked for help. The manifest of the Minnehaha on file at the Custom House shows that the fol lowing munitions and other things were aboard: 2.S0O cases loaded shrapnel hells, 1,723 cases loided cartridges, 1,000 cases cordite, 1,100 cases trlnltro tuluol, 3,040 barrels of lubricating oil, 65 barrels of petrolatum, 51 cases rifles, S2tl cases empty projectiles, 4 cases firearms. 3,000 plates spelter, 8S6 cases and bun dles brass rods and sheets, 432 motor trucks, 1 motor ambulance, 1,500 bales cotton duck for uniforms, 230 horses, S30 kegs horse shoes, 20 bales absorbent cot ton, 10 barrels salacyllc ncld, '.IS barrels boraclc acid, S3 boxes formaldehyde, lb cases auto parts, ion cases magnetos, ti cases fuses, SO bundles copper wire, 34 plates zinc, 10 crates air guns, 3,200 bar rels wax, 24, Kl bushels Canadian wheat, 10,000 cases canned and frozen meat, 12,000 barrels flour, 6fi hogsheads rum, 6,000 boxes cheese and 2.0UU crates live poultry. Store Than ISO Aboard. Under normal conditions the Min nehaha has Mxtcen officers and lai men. This includes forty-one stewards In the passenger department and since cently her usual complement may be ' rt.or...H h.- i,ii..tn.. nr ihinv Mh. I carries. It, addition, seventeen men In I charge of the shipment of horses. The hostlers, according to officials of tho line, ate all llrltlsh subjects. The officers of the Minnehaha are: Captain, P. II. Claret ; first officer, II. Pierce; second oflicer, J. S. Hodson; third officer, H. Mensonldes; horse fore man. H. Johnson, purser, C. A. Wills; urgeon, It. J. Cowan: i.helf steward, N. Hart; second steward, W Nutter, chief engineer, J. J. Kehoe': second engineer, G. Barron, third nglneer, J. Gentle; fourth engineer, J. Herd, fifth engineer, H. Webster. She ilo carries two wire less operators. Two Americans sailed as members of the Minnehaha's crew. 11. V. Kent of New York nml Frederick P Williams of 1 West Orange. The latter formerly was In the United States army and later was ' Heretofore there has been a restrlc- ,,,,h ,,,,... , ih, ,,.Hlmlni a sergeant in the New Jersey National ' Hon on eode messages requiring that If 'rt I'l'lles- to-mgnt. gov. w ntlman Wu,.s Kniull Hope Muenter l.len Guard. It was said yesterday that he sent the code book could be deposited , called Warden Osborne on the tele-( in.,.,,.. ,.i planned tu take examinations for a lieu- tenant'B commission In the llrltlsh army, So confident were .he officials of the line here last night that the vessel would c" I "'""' r" 1 "-sseis ,u sea. reach port that they left the gencial , Hll,ce the I'r.ieUc-.il e Isappeiira.ice of offices In Howling Green at the usual ,t""a" vessels from he sea the re . , j . ... 1 str ct on was adhered to because of a ",U.r-h. r"C, r".,, .?'"k '"l ""J ..... ..) ., ..uu... v .vvv.. probably at Halifax, the despatch from Capt. Claret ricclved early yseterday afternoon Indicating that he wjs In touch with the Cape Race wireless tatlon. O. W. Thomas, superintendent for the International Mercantile Marine Com pany, said yesterday afternoon that the Minnehaha was especially well equipped to tight fires and that he believe! the fire could be prevented from reaching the ammunition holds. The Minnehaha, familiar to thousands of Americans who hive travelled by the Atlantic Transpoit Line ships as a com-1 fortable vessel, was taken over by the j Hrltlsih Governinieiit for a time as a : transport. She was released two months ' ago and was returned to the general t.dil. Sllln.i'. u..ltl.,. ....... U.. I from New Voik since her return to commercial mm vice, on both occasions ' the. navy s censor for messages, will u she was heavily .aden with munitions main In direct charge. and did not carry any passengers, I One official of the line said yesterday i ne said yesterday i that Phe difficulty In getting a bomb aboard the M nnchaha probably would have been greater than on some other oceangoing shlfw, becauo for the most part the e.irgu wan made up of large consignments rrom a very ft w shlppus, thus making It le..s eas to secrete u mall package. Rumors nf Other llnmbs. Reports have been current In shipping circles recently that unexploded bombs have been found In the holds of dif ferent Atlantic transport ships after their arrival In Knglaud, ami that an explosion on board one of thesB vessels was not entirely unexpected llombs have been found also on other vessels sailing from this port, It was said, among them the Devon City, the Lord Erne, the Cres.lrigton Court and the Handnle. All four vessels were loaded at Brooklyn piers. United State's secret service agents nd Police Headquarters detectives are cooperating with the steamship lines and the agents nf the British and French Governments In investigating these bomb plots. Police Commission! r Woods announced esterday that ho hud de tailed un extra force of men to duty on the waterfront. Any possibility that the Minnehaha fire might have been cnused by spon taneous combustion whs siouted es terday by men who helped to load the thlp last week. Thty said that food (.tuffs miide up the bulk of the cargo In hold No 3 and that nn explosion by spontaneous i oinbustlon was out of the quislnm The .Minnehaha was at Pier f.S, West Sixteenth stiett, fur a week prior tn her sailing on Siimlnv The Minnehaha was built h Hatiaiid & Wolff at Glasgow in 1'JU'l and bus a gloss tannage nf 13,711 She is iinn feet In length. She Is built of t.(. and has twin strews. She w. nt iignnmd on the Seal Bocks, Stilly Inlands, on April IS, 1910, n thick weather The passengers were taken off and the vessel finally was Honied n t iv II UNCLE SAM TAKES OVER W i ' V 1- Kjrlfl KSVM-M THE SA YVILLE WIRELESS Federal Government's Action Is Due to Conditions Which Are Held to Affect Neutrality Secretary Redfield Requested the Transfer. Washington, July 8. Tho Navy De partment to-day took over the wire less stntlon at Sayvllle, 1.. 1 which was the only remaining prlvatclyiowned and privately operated agency of communi cation between tho United States and tlcrmany. The step whs taken by Secretary Daniels at the request of tho Depart ment of Commerce, it was held to be necessary to preserve the neutrality of the United States. Secretary Hedflfld pointed out that the plant was really (lerman owned ; that It was completed since tho war began; that It communi cates with points In Germany, and that German naval officers were kept sta tioned there. The submarine situation undoubtedly led to tho action, it h.is been thought for some time that thu wireless plant ut Hayvlllc hut. been communicating with (lerman submarined, giving them Information regarding sailing of vessels from American poits on which the sub marines might direct their movements, and this of course was n violation of neutrality, Capt. Uullard of the naval radio work was sent to take chaige of the Sayvllle station. The effect of the order taking over control of the plant will not change the commercial status of the station, but hereafter messages accepted for transmission will be forwarded by United States navy operators Instead of commercial operators. Tolls collected from the business will be turned over to the owners of the station. I'snie of the Action. The President Issued a general order In September, 191 1, directing the Secre tary of the Navy to take over "one or more" wireless stations to preserve neutrality, and It was under this order that the Secretary has now acted. Charges have been nude from time to time that whenever the navy censors at Sayvllle would leave the wireless room for a few minutes unneutral mes sages would be slipped across, The Government did not make any Mich specific charge as the basis of Its ac tion, but proceeded on the facts, well known, that the Sayvllle station Is owned by ii German company, that German military olllcers are com-tantly on guard ; that It was completed since the war began, and that Germany practically owns and controls the station. In his letter to Secretary Lansing the Secretary of Commerce recited live .so facts, pointing out that tho S.iyvlllc station communicates with military sta tions In Germany and called attention to the fact that the material used In completing. In fact rebuilding, the plant since the war began had been brought over from Germany, To continue a license to such a station amounted to an unneutral act, he said. A Precedent Cited. A precedent whs cited by Mr. Iledfleld In that the Marconi stations which reach Hrltlsh stations are not being operated u lltt' company because It was held !". to 'ouIJ "mount to a vio- '" The letter denying the license to the Sayvllle plant was sent to the company yesterday by Secretary Itcdfleld, with Islands anil there picked up twenty men. H. Hrcwer, an undertaker the announcement that a navy operator ' the crews of two Kngllsh trawlers which j Frank Mei'.thill, the Glen Cove con would take over and operate the sta-1 had been sunk by a German submarine, stable, who discovered Holt's bombmak tlon hereafter. Secretary ltedflcld ad- Three other trawleis were sunk on the, tug plant ut Central Park. L. I., said vised against closing the station alto gether. "This action means." said he, "that the Sayvllle station Is still open for every righteous purpose." lie added that It was Imperative that wireless eommunlcatlon with Germany and Austria be continued. The Govern ment took over the wireless station ut Tuckcrton. N. J., last September and has since onar.itcd It. Hereafter comniunl- cation can be carried on directly with Germany. with the navy censors, originally the restriction was put on cipher messages to i y.'V . ''" n I.'llef that the wireless might be used . ,Hr,..'t til, rklir.rittli.ti rtf unlit... irlti.iu GERMANS STILL AT KEYS. eiiivcriimriit Operation nf Plant Will II en In To-daj. Savii.i.k, July N. The taking over of the SNivvllle wireless Htatlnn he the Lnlted State.) Government for operation during the Kuropean war has not been accomplished yet. Tho Get man operators of tho Atlantic Communication Company rrc at the keys to-night. It Is expected that Government eqvera- . tlon will begin to-morrow with the ar- 1 rival of men from tho Brooklyn navv yard. The station will bo opeiated uitler the direction of Capt. Uullard, fltr. h:.u filvinr,. tf ,, n (" I f.i.llr. l-'eut. George It. Clark, who has been Lieut. Clark refused to-night to say wnetner or noi me navy operators were whether or not the navy ope nt Ht inc station and referred all Inquiries to the Navy Department or to, the "uff iU s'cw' York Nnvy Yard. It Is ln. osslble to enter the mounds about tho wireless station without a signed pass, Lieut, Clark said ho had insti tuted this system after one man had gained admission to the plant to-day "under false pteteis es." Piof. Johannes Zeniieck. the wireless, expert, whom the German Government sent here after the war had begun, would not discuss the transfer of operation, nor would Ludwig llatterman, the com pany's representative. COMPANY TO CUT RATES. it Issues ii Sliiteinent I)euliiu Violation of .Nentriillt) . At the olllces of the Atlantic Com- I munlcatlon Company, at tfu Wet street, the olllcers were apparently In the best of hunvor over the. new turn of affair. I . , V '"V L . !,...,n' '" 7J. .r. "V""' nnd generosity in dealing with the com pany ami that with the lucrcn.cil facili ties which Urn new high powered tnw.rs brought the company Intends to lower the ttansatlalitlc rates and hroaibn the Held. 1 A meeting of the directors: of tho torn, puny was held In the alternoon after a conference with f 'apt. Bullaid, as a re. 'tilt of which a stati ment was Issued The statrnnm said in part : "The company Is now able to silence the Irresponsible criticism which has been directed against It by loyally hi. npeiattng with the .Ulcers of the t'liltcd States navy tu maintaining tliat strict neiitiallty enjoined h President Wil son's teeent pioelamatltiii and which In all respects It has heretofore stilctly nb. se rved. "Articles recently piibllsliul In the newsp ipeis of this and other cities at-iiilinlln.- unneutral or lmpronr actions in tics Kiiiip.inv were absolutely tin. iii.illled and false Tin. company Is prepared to meet every such accusation '' Hi" intention of the otllcers by any olllclal of the United Slates Gov crmntnt. Anonymous or Irresponsible attacks have been and will continue to be dlsiegarded." Dr. Frank, the manager of the com pany, added ! "Whateer has been said, nothing has ever been proved that we were milieu tral. The Government know that, and It Is because they know it that they have been so considerate. A Government cenor has been on duty nt the plant since last August and If anything has paised It has been because we and the ccntor were Ignorant of Its nature. "With the new conditions we an nounce that beginning July lfi our rat's will be cut one-half, The former rate of $1 a word to Germany will be cut to 50 cents a word and the charges to Aus tria, Hungary, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey an. I non-belligerent countries will lip IS cents, exclusive of land relay charges." DOLLAR STEAMSHIPS SOLD. l.tt Pollftte Peniiisn'a l.mv Itlnineil fur Trnnsfer of Vessels. San I'hancisco, July S. The sale of two steamships of the Dollar IAne has been completed, according to Capt. Hob eit Dollar, president of the company Capt. Dollar, who has Just returned from Vancouver, II. C, said to-day; "I weirt to Vancouver to arrange for Hrltlsh registry for the vessels of the Dollar Line, I found, however, that a sale would be more profitable. Negotia tions for the Mile of the Hubert Dot- nr. our only other vctsel In the trans pacific trade, are under way, "Conditions enforced by the seaman's bill, which will go Into effect early next November, make It Impossible for us to operate piotltably American ste.inu.hlps In any but the coastwise trade" LAPLAND SEARCHED CLOSELY. Molls With iM."i I'.lssetmer", Ineltiil- IllK Mi American. Ilcfoie the Lapland of the Ited star Line railed yesterday for Liverpool a thnronirh search was made for hidden bombs. Kach piece of baggage was Identified by Its owner before It was lowered Into the hold. Special agents of the line Inspected every part of the cargo aboard the ship. an. I nooks and crannies In the engine room. co.,i buiikeis and oth.r paits of the xess. I were scrutinized for" possible explosives, .. .. ........ . motor trucks were lashed. Of the 215 passengers only six were Americans. TANKER FROM WAR ZONE. Held l'i by llrltUli, iut.cn Fisher men nml Jllssrs IlrrK. The tank steamer Llama arrived here yesterday with a carge of war experi ences after narrowly escaping a colli sion with a giant iceberg. The Llama alled for Copenhagen with oil on May 13. and was twice detained nt Hrlll'h ports and was held up by I llrltlsh patrol ships off the Shetland IsiMiar. aiut leaving lopennagen sne proceeded westward without Interference. On June 24 she sighted the Orkney same day. the survivors said, ESCAPES DEATH BY HOURS. Iteprleve (irtinli'il to llrnnimltr. nt linli.iMMiidtir'M Itc iiiirst, Ossininu, N. V., July Cut nl Drano witz, convicted of nn K.ist Side trunk murder, who was sentenced to die at C .30 to-morrow morning, received his. rhone and Informed him he had granted . r,.reVe at the request of the Itus- a,.. a, .ill i ...... c (-, v. The escape from death Is the nar- rowest any man In Slug Sing has ever hart. Itcpntus in other cases have been granted about twenty-four hours before the death sentence was to have J";" rrl.ci "n'r,l'.u. .!.cvf'.''' his extension of time within ten hums of the hour ret for his execution. The Russian Ambassador has asked , the Governor to commute I iranowltz's 1 sentence to life lnipiisonm-nt. LAWYER MYSTERIOUSLY SHOT. I'rnniliieiit t'lilrnunnii I'oiinil With llllllet Hole In Head. , Cmc.Mio, Jul, S Frank P Graies, i prominent attorney and president of the North Caiollna Company, i-ipltallzed at (3TA,0Ail, was found on the flour of tils K:,raK( 't '' I'm est to-day with a bullet hole III his head. He died several hours later ut a liispltal and a Coroner's Jury to-night returned an open verdict, Relatives and business associates say 'hat he Iml been In 111 health for several months-, but that he refused to take a vacation. Ills tiniimiiil affairs are de Ured to be In a nourishing rondttkn, CITY TO BE BIG RAIL BUYER. Will Place liri'iit Order for .NeiT Mulmtiy Lines, Steps have been taken for the city of New York, through the Public Service. Commission, to place tho largest order for ties and rails for the new subway and elevated lines of the dual system that has ever been placed b an Amer ican iiiiliilclpallt . Thu present low prices In the steel and Iron industries caused tills action The material to bo purchased would, It placed on thc New York Central Ball road, be sufficient to build a single track from the Grand Central Tcimlunl tn Ftlca Improved Wireless via Sayville, L. I. Commercial messages for transmission to Germany will be received by the Postal Telegraph Co. as heretofore. The new transmitter and reduced rates will become operative on July 15th. Atlantic Communication Co. HOLT SHOWN AS JEKYLL AND HYDE Continued from First I'agt. walked out of his cell they are not telling the truth. 1 hail plenty of sleep on Tuesday. I wouldn't have dared go to sleep with that cell door unlocked. Wouldn't It have been easy for Holt to walk out and take my gun away from me?" Ityan displayed the revolver with which ho had been Hrmed on Tuesday night. It Is a .32 calibre, five shot pis tol. It was loaded, Four of the bullets wero covered with verdlgrlH. The fifth was bright. Ityau observed that him self, but explained that the. difference In the appearanco of thu bullets had no special significance. "That pistol hasn't been fired for two years," he said. "The pistol Holt used was not this one," "1 want to say this," Ityan continued. "There were a lot of vlellors to the Jail on Tuesday and the door was unlocked. It wouldn't have betn dlltlcult for some one to have slipped a revolver to Holt. I don't say anybody did. I say It would not have, been difficult." Ilecause of Ityan's new story It had been expected that the Innuest at Henni- stead over Holt's death would develop useful Information, but there was no In , nuest yesterday. Coroner Walter It. Jones had set tho hearing for 2 I. M. and then had ndjourned It until 4 P. M, ' At 4 P. XI. he announced that the In quest had again been postponed until 10 o'clock this morning, Tho reason given was that Jerry Ityan I had sent won! he could not appear yes terday afternoon, and since Ityan was to hae been the only wltne's It was ImpcsMble to go on with the hearing. Ityan said last nlpht that he had not reached home jesttrrtay until too late to start for Hempstead to be In tlniu for the Inquest. He said he would certainly testify this morning. Other evidence ns to the manner of . Holt's death was to have been In the form of deposition.. Warden William Hulls of the Nassau county J.ill. wl-o left ' for an automobile trip up State without ' notifying tho District Attorney, the i Coroner and the Sheriff's office, made a deposition. District Attorney Lewis J. Smith, who sent Assistant District Attor ney Charles II. Weeki to represent him at the Inquest, had prepared a statement ' of the facts ns they had been reported to him and Dr. Guy V. Cieghorn, county physician, had drawn up a statement of the report made to him and of the post-mortem cxamln.it Inn. Coroner Jones was asked If he con. sldcred one witness, Ityan. and a few i 'oniial statements In writing enough to i upp!y all the facts in a hearing nf such h"',r1t!,"1rc -e said that he did. This Inquest Is only a perfunctory 'M J"? -,f"""ner. "The e.tuso of nlo t s death has beori satisfactorily ex- , 11 ' '. T ,rr """""K suspicious V' T "," r'-"'?" for u mrB elaborate examination and. nnvwav. thut ,'.,.. L .. V,1''?"""' ""c '"en i trying to insinuate that there n ni,.- thing queer about the suicide, something inai was neing covered up. That is absolutely untrue " The disappearance of Warden I hilts seemed to surprli-e even his fellow ot- ' flcluls. Mr. Hulls left the Jail vesterday morning with his baggage. He said merely that his presence In Nassau county was not lequired. Under Sheriff Raynor, who Is in iharge of the Sheriff's 1 oftlce In the absence of Sheriff Stephen C Pettlt, did not know that llults had 1 gone until he telephoned to the jail 1 otllcc. He said that Hulls had not notl I neu uie Klicrirr s olllce lty permission of Coroner Jones, Holt's body was removed at 1 I M. yesterday tiom the undertaklni; establishment .f C. It. Cornell at Hempstead and shipped to Dallas. Tex., cons.gned to G.-nre,. Vesterdliv that h. h:nl n .Iiim l.i- ultl.-l. I,,. 1 Is sure he will be able to locate that I portion of Holt's dynamite which wasn't I found by the police on Tuesday plglit in New York. MeCahlll is teitain that Holt concealed a part of his cxplo.ieH neur 'the shack nt Central Park. A further search ut Central Park icvealed nothing fuither. TO BE BURIED AS HOLT. Dallas, Te., July S. Mrs Holt Is In better physical condition to-night than at any time since the series of trage dies came to her life She tells friends 'i sue iu cuiiiinue ui nope i nut Here ti,.o ...it. rvinr tithui.iil iiiisi.ll.e HIIUUl me .mienitr iiiciti.n ami mat :-Iie will gj through life with the expectation that some day she will find some oriu cl""- '" nwv p..t The r.ev Dr. o. ,1. S iisahaugh said to-night that Mr;'. Holt, his daughter, has no mure letteis from her husband nml that he would iut give out any nmre statements to the ptess "I hope that sonv d.i ii relative of Frank Holt will eom- to us and tell us about his past, ' said the clergyman. "We will bury him in nur family hit and 'Frank Holt' will bu on his tomb stone " BABY DROWNS IN BATHTUB. I'lills I'liee llimn in Water When, Mother l.eie llniini. When his mother stepped Into an ad joining room last evening to get some clothes for hi in Philip Morris, a baby a little over a ear oil, living at 2'37(i r.lghth avenue, near 127th stiect, drowned In a bathtub conta nlng four Inches nf watci The baby and Ills sister, Helen, 2'ij ears old. were having their ii o'clock bath. The mother left the chlldicn In the water to go Into a liedioom on the same floor. Shortly after learning the bedroom she hen id Helen scream. She tan Into the bathroom and found the blby had upset III the sllppeiy tub and lay with his face Just under the surface Mis Mortis snatched up the baby, laid 111 ill on a bed mid inn Into the stieet, vheie ihe told Policeman Fitzgerald of the accident While Fitzgerald tele, phoned for Dr. Itosenbluth nf the Har lem Hospital the mother worked desper ately to save hir child. All her effoits nnd those of the physician, who arrive. son In an amlniHiice. wcte In vain. Bernard Mot i Is, the child's father, Is a member of Fire Ilnglnc Cnmpnii and a Spanish War veteran This Is the fec und bahv he and his wif. have lost In , three months ! Service io Europe PRINCESS PATRICIA'S FAMOUS REGIMENT ALMOST COMPLETELY WIPED OUT IN FLANDERS 150 Left at Last Roll Call of Canada's Crack Expedi tionary Force. BATTERED SURVIVORS RETURN' TO TRENCHES Sp(dtil Cerrttpondtnet 10 Tnt Bete, London', Juno 26. The glorious story of "The Patricias" Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry since they urrlved on the Hrltlsh front In Flanders Is told below In a mes sage from the Canadian record otllcer. The regiment, comprising 1,015 men, with tin- colors which Princess Ia trlclu herself worked unit 'presented t.i the regiment, sailed from Hngland to Join the expeditionary force ut the close of last year. On the night of Mny 7 some live months lifter they first took their place In the trenches tf3."i unswired to tho roll cull. When, shortly before midnight on May 8, they were relieved from the position which they had held all through that day against repeated nrtlllery and In fantry attacks .f the enemy they mustered only 160. l.lriit.-Col. Fiirquhar. the command ing otllcer, was killed on March 20, Lieut. -Col. ltuller, who succeeded him, was wounded on May .1, and two days later Ills successor. Major Oatilt, was also wounded. The command then fell on Lieut. Nlven, the next senior otllcer, who received Ills prom itlon from the ranks. All these olllcers, to gether with Lieut. Colquhoun (now a prisoner in German) ), Lieut. C. 12. Crnbbe und Lieut. T. M. Papineau, as well as Sergeant H. Lalng, were "mentioned Iti depatches." Their names are Included In the latest "Ga zette" list. tin Sunday, August 23, 1914. on a gray aid gloomy day, an Immense ciowd was assembled in Lauedowne Park, Ottawa, to attend divine service with the regiment and to witness the presentation of the colors. The regi ment, composed very largely of South African veterans and reservists, paraded v llh turns and pipers and then formed Ihree stiles of a square In front of the grand stand Between the regiment and tne t mil were the Duchess of Con pnu.tht aim Princess Patricia am! their ladles I" waiting. The Princess Patricia on presenting the col(.r to Lieut. -Col. Farquhir. the rnniniJiid'ng otllcer of the regiment. said . "I have great ple.iure In presenting oii with these colors, which 1 have worked myself. I hope they will be as sociated with what I believe will be a distinguished corps. 1 shall follow the fortunes of ou all with the deepest In terest anil I heartily wish ever) man good luck and a safe return." Off In the Front. The "Patricias." containing a far larger propel tlon of experienced soldiers than a-ij othir unit In the Canadian division, was not called upon to endure to long a period of preparation as the rest of the Canadliu e.pedltlon.iry tone ."c the close o! the vear they tailed from Kngland at a time when re enfotcci'ii nts were greatly needed In France to take their part In i line thinly held am! very tiercel? assailed. Foi the montl.- of January and February the resltnent took its turn In tho ti cliches, learning the haul lessens of the wlnier w.n. A considerable length of trencher In front of the village of St. KIol was committed to lt charge. 1 lt ma. hint guns were planted upon a mound which rose abrupt'y from the centre of the trenches. I "On February 2s," says the record j otllcer, "tho Germans completed a sap from which the Canadians became con- stantly subject to .innoance. danger and loss. It wa therefore determined by the battalion commander to dispose j of the menace. Major Hamilton Gault and Lieut Colquhoun carried out by i night a dangerous reconnaissance of the Gel man position and leturned with much Information Lieut. Colquhoun went out a second time alone to supplement It. but never returned. He Is ,t prisoner of war In Germany. "The attack was organized under Lieut Crabbe. The lsml tluoweis were commanded by Lieut Papineau. The sniper were under Corpcral ltos. Tionps were organized In support with shovels ready to demolish the parapet of the enemy trench. The ground to e , traversed was short enough, for the sappers' neares.1 int was only fifteen yards from the Canadian trench The attacking pirty rushed th's space nml threw themselves Int" the sap. Corporal Boss, who was first In the race, was killed Immediately L'etit Ciabbe then the detachment down the tien.'h. while L.etit Papineau ran down the out side of the parapet, throwing bombs Into I the trench Limit. Crabbe made his waj through the trench, followed b his men, until his pi ogress was attested by a b.ir ncr which the Germans had con structed. "In the meantime troops had occupied the rear f.ue of the sap to guard against n counter attack A platoon under Ser-gennt-MaJor Lloyd, who was killed, at tacked and deniollihed the enemy para pet for a considerable distance. The trench was occupied long enough to complete the woik of demolishing the parajiet. At dawn orders ueie given for the attackers to wlthdlaw, ami as the fjrav morning light began to break they made their way to their own trenchei with a dlltlcult task well and success fully perform! .Major liilllll Wounded. "Major Gault was wounded In the nurse of the engagement. In which .ill ranks behaved with dash and gallantr.v "Between March 1-fi a fierce contet Value is the keynote of our fancy mixture sack suits Reduced to $25 Items of interest to the vacationist Special reductiors in straw hats, silk shirts and ler.nis trousers. We close at noon tomorrow Brokaw Brothers Astor Place & Fourth Avenue Subway Station at Door ' " 1 -m ---- m m r I jIAORAM showing position? of German nn.fl British trenches in '- Flanders ut point where Princess Patricia's regiment was as sinned to resist the Ocrmun advance. Only 150 were left of tho en tire force when it was relieved. v was continually waged for the site of the sip which the battalion had de stroyed. Sometimes the Patricias de fended it sometimes the llrltlsh bat talions with whom they ueie Inlgaded and whine stanch mid faithful com rades they had be tnie. on March fl, caii.ving out n ooefiilty e-oncerted plan, our men withdrew from the trench liue. which weie still only 2n or 3d yards from the German trenches, and our ar tillery, making very successful practice, obliterated the sip and the trench which the enemy had UHed for the purpose of creating It. The enemy were blown out of the forward flenches and fragments of dead Germans were thrown Into the air. In some cases as high as sixty feet. The bombardment was carried out with high explosive shells, "On Mirch 13. while the Princess Pa tricias were In billets, the Germans, per hnps In reply to our offensive at Neuvel Chapelle. made a vigorous attack ml overwhelming numbers upon the trenchel and mound at St Kol The attack,! which was preceded by a heivy artillery bombardment, was sue. essful, and It be came necessary to attempt by a counter 111 leu nrm and thigh. It was 1m-I ",t this moment the Germans m irf attack to arrest an.v further development. ' l"'""'ble to move him ami he lay in the j their third and last attack It w "The b.. Ballon was billeted In West-! !rl'nc!. as did many of his wounded ! arrested bv rifle fire, although some n outre, where at 1.30 on March 11 per j coml'anlon. In great anguish but with- I dlvldiials penetrated Into the ti - tren.' emptory orders wele received to prepare ml 11 murmur for over ten hours. The I the right. At this pirnt all He for departure. At 7 P M. the march ! V?.ll"l,al',1l wni "'kfn over by Lieut. , prm-ess Patricias had b-cn billed . wis begun. Soon after A. M on the loth orders were received to cooperate with a battalion of the llltle Brigade in an attack on the St. Biol mound, which had been lost early In the day The zone of the operations of the battalion was to the east of the Vooi mezek Oostavcrne road. "The accompanying rough diagram nuy make the position clear: "The actual situation in the front line w us still obscure. It was known that the mcuud and certain trenches to the west of It were In German hands. It was alo known that toward the tat we had Iot eertaln trenches known to our Intelligence staff as I and A. It wh. uncertain whether the trench T was still held by our troops, It was decided, in a matter which rer talnly wa unattainable, to proceed to ward a certain, easily recognized ob Jettlve. The progress of the battalion was necessarily slow ; the street In Vjormrzele veas full of rfugee Touch was dlillrj.t to maintain acro.s coun- try without constant short li.tlts. It, was ntcessary always to advance with' ; llrrnMvirk' ! A ttnrKnl, F.lol that, trench A had beet, retaken by British troops Tins knowledge modified the plan provMoiiallv atlopted. The bat t tllon alt ml it objective from that originally tak. n to ti e hreastwork 'Jnn yards to the west of it This point wa reached about tw.nty minute before daylight and an attack was iriimedl ttely organized by No. I company against trench P. npprotchlng it from the luck of trench A The att.uk was made In three parties. "The advance was made with cool ness and resolution, but the attackers wer? met by heavy machine gun tire from the mound No soldiers in the world could have forced their wiy through, for the fire swept everything before It tt w -ts clear that no hope of a surprise evisfd. and to have spent iinmn.-r compuiy upon rerniorcemeni won , i nave men it userss ami ni.m.iy sacrifice e Three platoons were thcte- filed -o ho',1 the right of thc fore, d i. ml iinsiiccessru: nhrht, and at diyllght withdrew ov. r open ground without hiving behind them a single wounded .n. man "From April il and throiuh the fo. lowing days of the second battle of Ypres the i eglnient remained In ti enches some dlFtanre south and west nf the ti niches occupied by the Canadian ill- vision They were constantly shelled with varving Inttnslt.v. and all through those critical days waited, with ever - growing Impatience, for the order that never came to take part In the battle to the north, where their kinsmen were tin dergolug so cruel an ordeal On May 4 the reg inc"! occupied the new line On the morning of that duv a strung enemv attack developed This was repulsed with considerable loss to the assailants' and was followed by a he.ivv bombard-1 ment throu.Mtout the day which demol ished seveial of the trenches I "The roll call on the night of the 7th i showed the stieiigth of the halt.itiuii as I i;:i." The dav that followed was at mice the most critical and the most costly In ' the history of thu battalion I K.i 1 1) in the morning particularly' M n n 5 im m t u tt- t)7 t breastwork In Immt.ll.ite proximity to .,,,1, ,,, ., ,.,, I0 nl, ,' " .' mtnd from ue.it .n vet. wn . i the mound, an; tin. r.st of the battalion hullet could put :.n end I " lr. r''," period of command h.-.d '.,. , was withdrawn to Voo-m.zele. .caching "An hmir later the e t f ' h 1 "J" "r,hy ,f " "1Blm't,", 'r"'-;' iii.-.,..,..i. .i,i,. c ii . .,.. ' . ' . 1 " " " or tne f ,,v eviierli nee ti any ..I'm ' I """ " ""'"" - " " "i- irencn was completelv de. ...nr.,i "The forees en.it. td IHuveil with stro.vtM, and Lltut Deui.nn nideredl ..s.ieh told i.i.r..oslv In the ' .' great steadiness throughout a trying ' ' '"'i.e to withdraw the ivnnimt 1 i,,nu ,i unhmn' tt. ni,' .. r FARM J heavy shelling began on the right flank, soon entir.idliiR the lire trenches. At 3n It grew In Intensity and gas shells began to fall By ti A. M. every tele phone, wire, i.otli to the brigade head quarters and aIjo to the trenches, had been cut. All slgnidlers, pioneers, order lies and servants w ere ot tiered Into the support trenches, for the needs of the moment left no place for supernumer aries. Every single Canadian upon the strength was from that time forward In one or other of the trenches. A short I,,, i .l . .. . the t iiebel Thi nt ti lt ' " detachment of the King's Shr.p- ,. , m i , ,m wwi t .. t (!.s.r I LlRHt Infantry, who were also ..-d . eZmv who S .' U'T,.0f .'H ".'lei. In nrnis of the Princess P. tr . Sin .u i el,hcr."n.cl,,,rc,l1,,;' reached the nupport line w-tl, twe.,.v a i l , L r .W.!"","V' CMW'e.rt boxes of small arms ammunition , "l ,owr'h'' cre.t of the ridge to their; ..Tht.t crc .ilstrlbuted. and the p..iv own trenches. By this time the enemy hrKK them came Into line n a re naif two, and perhaps three, machine Unfnrremem ..cnrnvlnr the left n.l . su"" 111 "''Jacent buildings and were;.),,, support trench. Shortly j ft. ( l,tteI"n thr pnrapets of both the tire o'clock news was brought that baita' in ...m .niMiori irenenes. About 7 A. M. Major G'.ult. who had Mistained his men by hit coolness ! ', ,, " , senior omcer wnn was sun uiinounneu. Heavy howitzers, using high explo-, tabllshed it footing were few n .ain b.r ,l i rl'" ."C! ncM Kun8 fl'"'" nl " were gratluallv tltshclged .M ! ,,!i, , i J ".t"'0, ,r,'J,R '""""'So the third and last attach iv.e r ,.e ' ,?. 1 n ' n' "n support , successfully as those which had pre I,, ,hH9 tr"rh " t,c rUht I ceded It. The afternoon dragged o i u ? '.J ".i'100?.,',,1 'eCMl "'""'the tale of casualties tonMaM'v gro. mtensitv ho, ,t S,10ll"V; ,ll;l'l;f",;o'l lVlo,.k at night, the nr- he t,,n, for the 2." thc , Iul1 t'tor,e ' pan.v commanders being all dead ,hr.!l,"V' for the enemy Immediately , ''.,i,, v,,.... ..,, ,...n - , fV I . ... .l. ,..7. ", . ?. .""V"""'- tt A. ..... A.l . .. - A n . 1 ...... . ...i ......vr. ,..-1 H mi Ulllllllllll. Ifhed resolution. A storm of machine gun ami r.lle fire checked the assail nnti, who were forced, after a few In i decisive moments, to retire and take cover. The battalion accounted for large numbers of the enemy In thu course of this attack, but It sufferitit seriously Itself. Capt. Hill. Lleuts. Mar tin. Triggs nnd De Bay were all wounded at this time. f.'oiiiiers aiinir finllnntry. .... . ,,, .... ..... Light Infantry on the left and vvith the Utile Brigade on the rlrht .kith suffering, heavy "casual ! .m 1 nn.i ...'. neitncr. or course. i,,.. . , -- nu- .... ntivKi fiui ii nL'inrp it ih g . X.tv '-pL iZ?'"'"0"1''-'1 I machine guns was- taken with extreme er. bur.ed Tl,nthm. "" '""S.llrai. ne. ami f. ,ii..,.i,.. -r... . " "' mo,,,,,.,. ..V .. 'V "lr ""e f'" tuallv illslnt..re..,i tv...... ....'..''..: - r ..Mi.iii. ..ti e v:ih :n action till whole section hell aiinihilatfd the .i t . e orpor.tl Dover stuck to his gun throughout nnd. although wouniieii continued to dlechariie his duties with as much coolness, a. If on parade J n,p P,,!,0 ,.,. ,(.,,,..,,.,. his gun he lost a leg and an nrm. and .. . "i,,i'-it-t. ouneii tn the debris. "Conscious cr unconscious, he lay there In that condition until dusk when ,r craw led out nf all that was If nt the obliterated trench and moat H , ,., Two f mmrit " " ,), M,,,)(irt trenc hv this t ,,e the . fl I . trench and Mieceedetl ill earrv Itir ,,, m,,1Bri ,, ,,Plllng 1)0f,v '" rtI ,,, i i-rux I tie-rl nf this hnive ., Irile- was being 'oweted Into , 1 ,T".r oi us cnmu.ai.il into the light com iniiiiicaiiug nencn. lie himself, tvl'h Lieut Line, wis still holding all thut I.'.iw t..n..l.l.-. nf ti... .11,1 fl.. . i was tennnie or the right fire trench w'th a few men still available for t'-at Purpcse Lieut IMwards had been kllhd The right half of the left tire trench suffered cruelly The trench was blown in anil the machine gun put out of order "Se-gt Scott and the few- survivor , who still answered the cill made felr , ; . S. Altaian $c do. 66 Balta" QtuaMty Shoes Sim both high end low effscls-, fee sr.e - -women, Ere shaped on mode. EesiIs des:?. espec5sl!!y vjith s. view to com'c'mir.? ' ' inzKimum degree of comfort wath the -" off outf5ne prescrshed by fsshion. Petrons who have prev5ous!y pwc"?" "Bat-ita" Shoes can, 5ff necessary, be rsf"-' w.thomt a personal call, the scse and syln c every paor sold being kept on record. , Schedule of Business Hours during Jnlv nd August ' 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. On Saturdnys the Store will be closed all day. Sfltftl, Anrnu? - i1?,autann Avruur 34tl ani. 35ilj BUssta Nrtu IJark Shell Tom Flay (incn )V "Princess Pat'' Still Flies at Front. VIVID DESCRIPTION OF TKKRIFU' ItA'ITLK way to the communication tren i ari clung tenaciously tu it tint. I was blown In. Lieut. Cruwff 1 .. spirits never failed him throng terrible day, was severely u . Opt. Adamson, who was Ii hi small arms ammunition, was I 'is 'ouliler, but continued to worn v , single arm. Sergt .Major Fri.e . was similarly engaced feed j support trenches with amimii . killed Instantly by a bulb' li r i At this time only four of. left Lien's P.lplno.lU. Vil'l. , Nlven arid Clark, of whom t e lis: ,i began the war In the ranks Iterilforeelltenls Collie I i. "Fiom 12 A. M. to I 3fi P t n. battalion held on under Ihe ti "- ii. . perate dlfllcultles. until a detail in.it ,f the Utile Brlgnde was sent up n enforcement. The battered tiff 1. . nf the Htippoit trench recoup , . i friends coming m their aid mi tli. r i i. ment of extreme trial and g.ivr ' i i loud cheer as they advanced in ipp rt Lieut. Nlven placed them on " ev tteine right. In order to prole, t b.i trillnti flank. They remained In line with Ihe Canadian support trent lies pp't- ul by trees and hedges. They a1 .. -e u machine gun and nectlon. wi 1. 1, re' nereii invaiiiaine service, ai . i -i to lhr Mx )Uli ,eeti compelled ti vv -h- draw, nfter a stubborn res'-tai e to a line of trenches u short tllitiim in ths , that tlii part of the trench was Hit ia' ..,.,na nu. e n,. ..,.,. . t. ' took a roll call. It ills. ins ,1 a sttt' c" of I3U rifles and some stretcher be.uu Mill lloltls (he rutins. "At 11:30 at night the batul'.-i . lelleved by the King's Iloy.tl I! a. f The telleviug unit hflti'i! tln.-e w they replaced In the last "inovvfi. ! of bur.vlng those of tblr dead w' In the support and i-ontnutiL t' trencher. T.iose who hud f.illt i ... 1 lire trenche. needed u giave f'r the I nbllterntl"!' of their she'tc "-ad .iff.. .M 1 ? . . , ' ! I '"''"V.) "'V'"" ii",'' ," ' Xv'e,". 'VZtiTTtL hisVTer ilrh one soldier can lender ami- m i i . . uf-wit- open gt.o. win I ed. all that was left of . . I T'.J. ' f"L.. ':'!' w lv. but ..111 Intact. tlg-B tne i nurcn oi i.ngianu erv. - dead. Then, led oy I.l.ut I' i they nntrc ed luck. l.".o strong t" Itpnphf. tin ntrlv.it fit - u, ..I . .' - isirui icu iu pineeeu iu .ir.ii-.ri I ,i, i,i., ,i..,i., ti... a. were shelled and lost live it ill .1 three wounded. "On M.y 13 the recline'i' w i ounc at the rear. The ntw ar w 1 the ltltle Brigade, the!' "Id 1 ' l'omr",''!' '" "''" ,r"s "U" b''ed Asked t.. l-.. ,. lie -e ' ''r1'" '''" I'atrlclts f,., n,.,i ., .. ! hj,Ui,llmi "ltI' the K i.gs p r Corps. ..nd sun os-ful I 1 '"" wh',,h ' sui'i esfitlh in oh i.ked n I 1 ',""'" " '''!1!I'.,ml . " W'hei e he h id bee- LI. and took .ne- - , :lrtlnVe of rhetoric. Is the ' isi..ri ' I ! ...lei l.inht I.if . v It. ! fr, .,e time it reached 11. b ' . . .. ..... the present day. Few. Hide. I of the men who met in l.ansd w . to receive the regimental o.' t a ear ago. but thn.e who stir, t' . friends nf tho.. e hn h ' e nvtv draw solace from the thong never In the hlstoiy or arms , titers more valiantly sus'a'r.- 1 and t-tiM of a lady"