17 OCTOBER 1914, Page 2

Though the Canadians have been at sea nineteen days (so

difficult and so anxious, and therefore necessarily slow, is the work of guarding and convoying a great fleet of transports), and though also the weather was very rough, the Canadian soldiers arrived in the best possible spirits. The ships came up the Sound with the men singing and cheering. While the regimental bands on the decks were busy playing popular airs, the men on shore, we need hardly say, were singing " It's a long, long way to Tipperary." On Thursday the work of disembarkation began. The correspondents, besides noting the splendid physique of the men, note also their wonderfully full equipment. There are thousands of horses.