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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
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
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
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
W i ' V 1- Kjrlfl KSVM-M
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
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
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
"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
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
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.
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
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"
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.
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,
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, .ill i ...... c (-, v.
The escape from death Is the nar-
rowest any man In Slug Sing has ever
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.
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,
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
Improved Wireless
Sayville, L. I.
Commercial messages for transmission to Germany
will be received by the Postal Telegraph Co. as
The new transmitter and reduced rates will become
operative on July 15th.
Atlantic Communication Co.
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
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
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 "
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
150 Left at Last Roll Call of
Canada's Crack Expedi
tionary Force.
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
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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.
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
e Three platoons were thcte-
filed -o ho',1 the right of thc
fore, d
i. ml iinsiiccessru: nhrht, and at
withdrew ov. r open ground
hiving behind them a single wounded
"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'
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,' ..
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
.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.
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.
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
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"

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