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MAP SHOWS SCENE OF DISASTER 1 Approxiinnto location of collision between the Mont lllunc, Trench munitions ship, and the Iomn, a Belgian relief steamer. The Mont Illanc blew up. 2 Richmond, the section of Halifax which, was practically wiped out by the explosion nnd Arc. The dnrkened districts covers moro than two nnd one-half squnre miles. 3 Dartmouth, where there also was heavy destruction of life and property. 4 Rockingham, where there was some duimigc. 5 and C The two hnrbors of Hnllfax, In which many ships were damaged and mem bers of their crews killed or Injured. ONCE PROUD HALIFAX NOW "CITY OF DEAD" Loss of Life Enormous, and Property Destroyed Worth Millions of -Dollars. DISASTER CAUSED BY ERROR Mistake In Signals Resulted In Steam ship Collision Which Wrought Havoc City Has Had a Long and Interesting Record. Ilnllfnr, N. S., wrecked by an ex ploding munitions ship, Is n city of dead, caused by the explosion and fire which followed the collision in Halifax harbor between the Mont Blanc, a munltlons-ladcn French ship, and the Imo, loaded with supplies for the Belgian relief commission. Virtually all tho north end of the city was lnld waste and the property damage will run far Into the mll ' lions. Tho pilot of tho Mont Blanc states that the collision wns due to n mistake in signals during the storm that wns raging. Outside the toll of Ufe claimed on land nnd sea by the great war, tho catastrophe at Halifax Is by far tho greatest disaster In many years. Numerous explosions have occurred In munition plants In this country nnd Europe, but tho Halifax disaster Is the most tragic explosion, in the number of Uves lost, In the last quarter cen tury. Indeed, few catastrophes of any nature have probably exceeded it in the number of dead. Pilot Frank Mackle of tho Mont Blanc declared that the collision re united from a confusion of whistles sounded by the loma, causing u col lision with the Mont Blanc, which ar rived at a United States Atlantic port on November 0, laden with 3,000 tons of munitions for France. She was In bound from New York when she was rammed by tho Belgian relief ship loma. Flames Caught Benzine. The Impact set Are to n deck load of benzine on the Frcuch ship nnd the flames quickly communicated with the munitions, resulting In a practical bombardment of the city. The zone of destruction In Ilnlifox Itself extended from the North street railway station ns far north as Afrlc vllle to Bedford basin and covered an orea of about two square miles In the section known ns Richmond. Tho buildings which were not demolished by tho force of the terrific explosion were destroyed by the fire which fol lowed. District Densely Populated. The devastated district wns the old er part of Halifax and thickly popu lated. It contained, In addltlou to Citadel hill, many churches and schools, the railway station, govern ment dockyard, Wellington barracks, Admiralty Houso (tho official resi dence of the admiral In command of DESIGNATED BY INDIAN8 GREATEST OF HAVENS. HALIFAX EXPLOSION WORST EVER KNOWN. The following big explosions have taken place In recent years : FEBRUARY 1, 1911 Railroad station In New York ; cars con taining twenty tons of dyna mite. Twenty-five killed, 125 injured; $2,000,000 damnge. MARCH 7, 1913 British freight er Alum Chine, In Baltimore harbor, carrying explosives. Forty killed; 300 injured; $400,000 damage. JULY 30, 1916 Black Tom Is lnnd, New Jersey ; trains load ed with explosives ; seven kill ed, $10,000,000 damage. JANUARY 13, 1917 Munitions plant of the Canadian Car and Foundry Company, of Kings land, N. J. Seventeen killed; $2,000,000 damage. JANUARY 21, 1917 Munitions plant in London. Seventy killed; 277 Injured; damage. 200,000 pounds. APRIL 12, 1917 Eddystone Am munition Corporation, Eddy stone, Pa. Two hundred kill ed; $1,000,000 damage. the North American British squad ron), the military hospital, post office, provisional parliament building, city hnll, the ordnance department, most of the department stores, all of the tele graph and cable offices and a few hotels. The better residence district was al most unharmed. It lies southward from the Queens, and Includes most of the churches, Including St. Mary's Ro man Catholic cathedral. In the fire-swept section were the parliament buildings, post office, three newspaper offices, Royal Bank of Cun ada, Canadian Bank of Commerce, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bank of British North America auü the Bank of Mon treal. Other structures destroed are Dal housle college, two Roman Catholic convents, the Presbyterian Theologlcnl college, the government technical col lege, 42 churches and 80 factories, In cluding Iron foundries, breweries, dis tilleries and two sugnr refineries. Halifax Was a Settlement Before the Dominance of the White Men In America. Long before tho coming of the white man the site of Halifax bad been oc cupied by an Indian settlement. Tho ipot was called Chebucto ("greatest f havens") by the Indians because íihey recognized the almost lmpreg--uble position of tie harbor and Inner FAMOUS FOR BEAUTY. One of the oldest of Canadian cities, Hnllfax also Is one of the most pic- turesque. It hns two principal beau ty spots, Point Pleasant park and the Public Gardens. The first lies between tho North Arm, a fiord three miles long, nnd the harbor proper, Tho North Arm Is the cruising busln for canoes nnd pleasure craft of small size. Two hundred acres of land make up Point Pleasant park, and tho woods have been left In a wild state. The roads are splendid. They were built for military purposes. The park has a pair of magnificent Iron gates given to tho city by Sir William Young, a former chief justice of the province, They are set at tho head of Young avenue, one of the principal roads of the park, bay. It was first used as a base of supplies by tho French admiral, Duke d'Anvllle, In 1745, when ho attempted to recapture Loulsburg, taken from the French by a band of New England colonists. The real story of Halifax, however, begins In 1749, when It was settled by Lord Edward Cornwallls and 2,570 English soldier-colonists. Tho city was named In honor of tho earl of Halifax. Cornwallls laid out the town In tho somewhat rigid style that marks It today. ' A dozen public buildings, oach with n history, also tended to nofttn the linos of "tho garrison city." Houses originally built of wood nnd stucco nnd later of stono nnd brick nnd patterned after the English style, give tho visi tor tho Impression that Halifax Is n corner of London Itself, lifted and transplanted In Nova Scotia. From tho citadel a bsnutlful view of the entire cltv nnd lmrlmr in trlvi-n. lncinc tho water front, nno lnnklnir from tho fortress mav seo tlin rntlrn business district of Halifax ( lying pnr- miui iu mu uucks nnu extending nacic nimost n mile from tho wntcr front. On three sides of tho citadel tho resi dence section slopes nwny to tho wa ter, which nimost surrounds the promontory. llilllgonlans llhvHVS tonk th trrwflt. est pride in their public buildings. In the point of nee. Old Msrtnlln Tnwor. built during the cnrllost days of the city's history, Is second only to St i-nui s ciiurcn. it was used as an out post when settlers were unnliln ta leave the fortifications of tho pnlnnv without tnklne chances of helm scnln- cd by the Indtnns. Other Noted Buildings. The Provincial Building, the Govern ment House, the City Hnll, the Domin ion Building nnd tho new Customs House were among tho edifices of which the natives of Halifax boasted. Other buildings of prominence nrc tho Dalhousle College, Provincial Museum, Acndemy of Music. Y. M. C. A. Build ing, Odd Fellows' Temple nnd tho three principal hotels. Halifax, Princo Georgo nnd Queen's, Among tho famous edifices of tho city Is the St. Paul's Episcopal Church, said to be tho oldest Protestant church built In North America. It was con structed In Boston In 17C0, n year after the town wns founded, nnd carried In schooners to Hnllfax, where the parts were put together. Tho story Is told that when Cornwnllls wrote tho Earl of Halifax he wanted to build n church the earl replied by sending to Cnnnda the architect who built St. Peter's In London, The architect patterned tho desired church exactly niter St. Peter's. When pnrts nrrlved the colonl3ts often had to lay down their Implements nnd tnko to their guns to drive off the Indians, who mndo frequent attacks upon the workers, St. Matthew's Presbyterian Church, which was built during the Into years of the ' eighteenth century, was do-' stroyed by fire In 1857, only to be re built. Cathedral Also Noted, One of the most beautiful buildings In the city Is tho St. Mnry's Catholic Cathedral. With a tall white splro extending upward, It Is vlslblo for miles. Religion of nil denominations seems to thrive In Nova Scotln, for in n re cent census of religions only 543 per sons were listed as belonging to no sect. At present there nre 120,000 Ro man Catholics, 100,000 Presbyterians, 83,000 Bnptlsts, 00,000 Anglicans, 57,000 Methodists and a few thousand, spread through the Auvcntlsts, Disciples and Jews. Of the latter there wcro 437, Eighty years ago, when tho provlnco was small and practically uninhabited the Presbyterians were the Inrgest body, although there was a flourishing colony of Roman Catholics at Cape Breton. The Bnptlsts then were an In considerable body of poor peasants with badly educated teachers and prenchers. Today the Baptists stand third In tho list of denominations. One of World's Best Harbors. "Hnllfax has one of the finest hnr bors In the world nnd Is tho chief Canadian gateway for exports. It Is the capital of Nova Scotia, with a population of 00,000. The city Is thrco miles long nnd n mile wide; Is built on tho eastern slope of n small penin sula. "It Is a garrison city and has eleven forts and batteries. Including the Cita del, once one of the strongest fortifica tions In America. "The harbor Is open all year. Its Inner haven Is Bedford Basin, 20 miles In circumference, In which the colli sion nnd explosion occurred. I hnve seen ns many ns 140 ocenn vessels In the basin at once. "Vast new wharves nnd rallwny ter minals nrc being constructed by the government at n cost of $10,000,000, but these are near the tip of the penin sula at the south, nnd evidently were not'hnrmcd. "Halifax Is 010 miles nearer Liver pool thnn Is New York for trans-Athin-tic liners. It Is COO miles from New York. "Colonel Edward Cornwallls left Britain In 1740 nnd founded the city. Tho French nrmadn gathered thero In 1757 bent on demolishing Loulsburg, only to meet disaster through storm and plague. Howe went to Halifax with bis men after they were defeated at Boston. Great numbers of royalists from New York found refugo there In the revolution. Halifax was the chief British base of supplies. "One hundred nnd six warships made harbor there In 1812. Tho expedition that burnt Washington started from Halifax. And It wns thero the Shan non sailed with her prize, the Chesapeake." Trimmed Up. 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