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STEAMER CLALLAM SINKS DUR
ING FIERCE GALE ON SOUND. Every Woman and Child Aboard Per ished—Life Boats and Life Preserv ers Proved Useless— Wer# 20 Min utes from Victoria—Tugs Do Good Work—Prominent People Lost. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 10.—In a vain struggle with fierce waves, brought on by a gale, 54 of the passengers of the new steamer Clallam, almost in sight of Victoria, for which port the steam er was heading, sank and were drawn ed in the straits of San Juan de Fuca. Among the drowned is Miss Louise Harris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Harris of Spokane. Every woman and child aboard the Clallam perished, they having taken to the small boats when it was seen the crippled steamer was doomed. Al though the passengers were equipped with life preservers and the small boats ordinarily seaworthy, so choppy was the sea that the boats swamped before the eyes of the passengers who remained aboard the steamei floating for a few moments the -ufor tunate people sank and were seen no more. Of those thrown Into the water from the small boats, not one, so far as known, survived. Of the passengers who remained on the sinking Clallam, a number perished after tugs from Port Townsend came alongside. It ia charged by two passengers that the tug Holyoke, first to arrive and take in tow the sinking passenger steam er, failed to improve her opportunity to first rescue the passengers, and they were later compelled to jump over board and trust to life preservers and life rafts until they could be picked up by small boats from the tug Sea Lion, which later came up and set about the work of rescue at once, bravely risking life to render succor. Had Victoria, where people on shore plainly saw that the Clallam was dis abled, been able to send a tug or steamer to the assistance of the Clal lam, it is probable there -ftould have been few, if any, lives lost. But Vic torians failed to grasp the seriousness of the situation and although the Clal lam was within 20 minutes of reaching port she floundered about in the cross seas, broadside to the gale, until tugs steamed from Port Townsend, a dis tance of 30 miles. During the precious moments which elapsed from the time the Clallam's uistress was noted at Victoria and me arrival of the tugs, three boatloads of people were launch ed and lost. After The Death LIsL The list of passengers and crew who sank in the vain attempt to reach shore from the steamer Clallam of the Seattle-Victoria fleet, which went down midway between Smith Island and Dungeness, in *the Straits of Juan de Fuca, follows: Captain L. Thompson, Victoria, Lloyd's agent; Bruno Leh Tacoma, customs Inspector; Cap man, tain T. Lawrence, Victoria, Yukon rlv pllot; Mrs. S. E. Bolton, Alberta, B. C., who was on her wedding tour; N. P. Shaw, Victoria, shipowner; C. T. Thompson, Tacoma, president of the Washington Cooperative Mining company: Mrs. A. J. C. Gallateley, Vic toria, wife of the manager of the Bank of Montreal; Miss Gallateley, Victoria; Miss Louise Harris, Spokane; Brown, Seattle, wife of restaurant owner; A. K. Prince, Chicago, mem ber of theatrical troupe; Eugene Hicks, Indianapolis, Ind.; Mrs. T. Sul and two children. Port Town Mrs. lens send; P. La Plant, Port Townsend; Mrs. H. W. La Plant and two chil dren. Friday Harbor; Mrs. Richards, Port Townsend: H. H. Swaney, Seat tle; Miss Murray, Victoria; W. B. Gib bons, Tacoma; Guy Daniels, musician, Kansas City. Other Passengers Lost, The following passengers, whose residence is not known, are reported lost: Hyson, A. Valdemeer, ' Mrs. Rose, Mrs. Charles Cox. Charles Thomas, C. H. Joy, Miss Gill, C. J. Burney, R. G. Campbell, W. E. Rook ledge, Ed Lennen, Miss Reynolds, W. C. Lurrett, S. F. Johnson, R. Turney, Miss Bellies, Charles Green. Members of the Crew. The following members of the crew were lost: M. R. Curren, second mate; C. 1-ockwood, freight clerk, Seattle; James Smith, first assistant engineer, Seattle: Charles mianson, quartermas ter, Seattle: R. Lindhope, quartermas ter, Seattle: Joseph Jewell, saloon watchman, \ictoria; Alexander Har vey. massman. Seattle; Robert Currie, steward, Victoria; Harvey Sears, sea man, Victoria; George Hudson, waiter. List of Saved. Deck department—Captain George Roberts. First Officer G. W. Downey, H. Arnold, F. Myers, R. Griffith, J. Jef G. J. Jeffs, W. H. Grimes, Geo. H. Buckner, fers, H. Johnson, J. Anderson, A. Me Keen. Engineer's department—Scott de Lauey, chief engineer; James Matt lock, foreman; John Atkins, oiler; Ed ward Parker, oiler. Steward's department—J. B. Wat son, steward; James Caldwell, Archie King, Archie Davis, William Jones, Ah Look, Ju Lang. Purser F. C. breer. William Norris, Klag, H. D. Bailey, Jack Sweeney, Charles W. uavid, John Davis, W. H. Grimes, William Le Plante, Edward Laumer, Thomas Soolius and T. Lar Passengers—J. son. Bennett's Story. Charles G. Bennett of 2771 Twenty fourth street, oan Francisco, a pas senger, remained on board the Clallam until she sank and witnessed all me principal scenes, both before she foun dered and sank and Immediately af ter, when the last life raft was launch ed. Bennett had not recovered rrom me effects of the exposure and scenes incident to the wreck when he arriv ed on the Dirige and seemed to be in a half dazed condition. He collecteu his thoughts, however, suiriciently to recall what was probably one of the most thrilling and pathetic Incidents of the wreck. This was the action of a man unknown to Bennett, who, after his wife and two children were drown ed before his eyes, became frantic anu plunged headlong into the sea. He was undoubtedly lost, as neither Ben nett nor any of the crew saw him come to the surface and no life boats were near him at the time. Will Search for Bodies. Victoria. B. C., Jan. 10— Diligent search wi ' be made for bodies lost by the wrecking of the steamer Clal lam today. Bullen Bros., of the Es quimau Marine Railway company placed their tug Maude at the dis posal of the company for that purpose. H. C. Bellinger of the Crofton smel ter is going out with the tug Albion to make a search, particularly for Miss Louise Harris of Spokane, who on her way to visit friends at was Crofton. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 11.—Sunday's developments in the steamer Clallam disaster, wherein 54 people drowned near Victoria, b. C., are the recovery of the bodies of eight more of the vic tims of the Clailam disaster and the appearance in life of W. H. Grimes, one of the passengers reported drowned. Thirteen bodies all told, have been taken from the waters of the strait of Those recovered to Juan de Fuca. day include Miss Louise Harris of Spo kano, Mrs. Thomas L. Sullins of Mount Sicker, Miss Gallatley of Victoria, Miss Ethel Diprose of Tacoma, Alex Harvey, a deckhand on the Clallam, and three unidentified women. These are all at Victoria. REYES HAS DONE HIS BEST. Still Hopes to Save Something for Colombia. In a cablegram which General Reyes has dispatched to President Marro quin, he has reviewed the negotiations at Washington, and said that he was still doing everything in his power to save something from the wreck. Gen eral Reyes expects, in view of the high teellng prevailing in Colombia, that it will be very difficult to restrain his people longer. General Reyes can suggest no means by which the Colombian and Panama governments can settle their dlffer He thinks it possible that the ences. dispatch of a special envoy from this government might result satisfactor ily, and he suggested that Minister Bowen, at Caracas, who speaks Span ish fluently, and whose influence in South America has been increased by his work for Venezuela, or Mr. Bu chanan might be able to bring about a solution of the Colombia-Panama trouble, if either were sent to Bogota at this time. POSTOFFICE RECEIPTS. Lead—Butte Spokane and Seattle Shows a Decrease. Postofflce Inspector C. L. Wayland has, compiled figures for the postal receipts of the six principal offices In the Spokane inspection for the past year, as compared with 1902. By the postal receipts is meant money from the sale of stamps and stamped paper, and from box rentals and newspaper postage. Teh returns for the six of fices are: Butte. $85,019; Helena, $55, 646; Portland, $383,055; Seattle, $338, 024; Spokai e, $151,119, and Tacoma, $108,240. The total receipts for the same of fices for 1902 were; Butte, $87,580; Helena, $51,408; Portland, $283,122; Seattle, $276,983; Spokane, $124,885; Tacoma, $94,035. It will be observed that Butte alone shows a decrease. This is thought to be due entirely to the labor troubles of the summer. The Rev. James E. Edwards, a Bap tist preacher cf Owensville Ind., Is about to publish a book of his jokes and original sayings. ULLED FROM DISPATCHES OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Review of Happening* In Both Eastern and Western Hemlephere* During the Past Week—National. Historical, Political and Personal Events Tersely Told. a The O. R. & N. will soon start con struction on its extension from Raparia, along the Snake river, to Lewiston, Idaho. Ruth, daughter of ex-President Cleve land, died at the Cleveland home re cently. Death was very sudden and un expected and came as a result of weak heart action, due to a light attack of diptheria. She was 16 years of age. Several of the Ronsch Manufactur ing company of Chicago, had to jump for their lives to escape fire recently, which followed an explosion in the third and fourth stories of the plant. One man was killed, but the others are believed to have escaped. Eleven students of the University of Washington have been suspended from college because of their alleged repre hensible actions while making a holi day tour of the state as members of the university mandolin and glee clubs. After deliberating 45 minutes a jury found former New York Congressman Edmund H. Driggs guilty of accepting money to procure a contract between a private combany and the government while serving as a member of congress. The jury recommended mercy. The London Daily Mail's Tokio cor respondent learns that Russia has made new demands which it will be impossi ble for Japan to maintain. The cor respondent says that all the powers are lauding troops in Korea and the Brit ish bluejackets landing at Chemulpo are expected to go to Seoul immediate iy There was a lively opening of the year at Tyson camp., in north Idaho, according to reports sent out. Prompt ly at midnight December 31 twelve charges of dynamite were exploded as a signal. Then began a rush to relocate a number of properties upon which as sessment work had not been performed last year. A number of promising claims were restaked before daylight The body of Little Coyote, the In dian who was missing for a week near Missoula was found in the Missoula river by the reservation searching par ty. No marks on the body would indi cate that the Indian was murdered be fore being thrown into the river. Apparently conscience stricken and his mind aflame with religious ardor, William Wilson, aged 82, a salvation Army recruit, walked into police head quarters at St. Louis recently and con fess that on July 6, 1901 he had set fire to the Occidental hotel in Forsythe, Montana, which resulted in the death of one person and injury to 20. Wilson declared that another man ia serving a sentence for the deed in the peniten tiary, and that its is to ease his own conscience and give this man his free dom that he surrendered himself. A reception was given to Mr. Bryan at New York on his arrival. The Japanese armored cruisers Ka saga and Niasin have left Genoa for Suez. The Chinese emperor has ratified the American and Japanese treaties of commerce with China. The White btar liner Celtic, on which William J. Bryan is a passenger, has arrived in New Y'ork. The condition of former Premier Waldeck-Rousseau of Paris is again exciting serious apprehension. The schooner Zenith, the last vessel of the 1903 fleet to leave Nome, is safe at Lefthand bay, where she will win ter. At Milwaukee Aurello Herrera of California and Charles Neary of Mil waukee went six rounds to a draw re cently. Property in the residence district of New York owned by the Columbia uni versity and valued at $10,000,000 is to be sold. The Blackstone memorial library has been formally presented to the Chi cago library board by Mrs. T. B. Black stone, the donor. The latest revelations of the defal cation in the Bank of Highland, Kan., by Cashier J. E. Marcell show an ag gregate loss of over $160,000. The commissioner of internal reve nue has decided that it is permissible for state prisons to manufacture to bacco or cigars for their own inmates without paying license. Railroad and steamship officials state that another large order of mess beef from Kansas City and Omaha for delivery to the Japanese authori ties at Yokohama is now on the way. Orders posted recently at Joliet,- Ill., announce the resumption of work im mediately in all the important depart ments of the Joliet plant of the Illi nois Steel company. Nearly 3,000 men are recalled. Nearly 500 Boers sailed for Durban, Natal, recently. These are the last of the irreconcilables, who were impris oned at Ahmadnagar. Later they were induced by General Delarey to take the oath of allegiance. John Alexander Dowle and party an-1 nounce that they would locate a new Zion City and farm in Texas. Dr. Dowle has not abandoned his Austra lian trip, but will sail from San Fran cisco on January 25. W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., has offered a cup for automobile competition on the road, if the American Automobile as sociation can find a suitable course, and will promote a race of from 200 to 300 miles, or thereabouts. The William Dyers flour mill at Pendleton, one oi the laigest of its kind in the Inland Empire, has Just completed the snipment of 12,000 bar rels of flour to Japan. W. J. Allen, for many years In charge of the ofllces of Senator W. A. Clarks United Verde mine at Jerome, but who recently resigned, committed suicide recently In a fit of despondency by shooting himself through the head wlth a revolver. A volcano on Sugar Loaf mountain, m Rowan county, Ky., is assuming alarming proportions. There are five fissures cn the side of the mountain trum which srnone pours in consider able volume, accompanied by a deep rumbling noise. Professor Uphues' statue of Freder ick the Great, presented by Emperor William to the United States, has been ready to be shipped for some weeks past, but no intimation has come from Washington as to when the authorl ties there want it sent. The Japanese minister to China, M. Uchida, and Prince Ching, the grand secretary, had a long Interview recent iy, and discussed the prospects of war between Russia and Japan. Prince Ching announced that China had de cided to maintain neutrality. Horace G. Burt, the retiring presl dent of the Union Pacific road, has sold his Omaha residence property and will, it is said, remove to Chicago, where he will reside for the present. Short y after leaving Omaha, however, he will begin an extensive txip, planned before his resignation. . Police Commissioner McAdoo of New York has notified the police in spectois that he has received infer mation that gambling houses and pool- ed rooms were being opened in Manhat tan borough. He allowed them 48 hours to close every gambling house to and poolroom in the borough. At Han Francisco Mrs. Victoria - er stow was arresleu recently for cruel ty. A few days ago her grandson offended her ana she placed the in fant on a stove in which a fire had is been lighted. The little fellow was badly burned. The woman admltteu her offense, but stated that she tried to correct the boy's habits. United States Senator Charles H. Dietrich and Jacob Fisher, postmaster at Hastings, Neo., were released from ° custody, Judge Vanaeventer, in the circuit court, instructing the jury to bring in a verdict of not guilty of the charges of bribery, etc., and the dis trlct attorney entered a nolle in the indictments recently returned against them. Senator Hanna, referring to pub llshed reports that a public announce ment of his candidacy for the presi dential nomination would be Issued next week, declared that there was not the slightest foundation for such state ment. He added that he had already issued an authorized statement show ing his position, and it stm held good, Blanche Boise, a follower of Carrie Nation, was arrested recently by the police and taken to jail for smashing with an axe a picture of "Custer's Last charge.'' in the historical rooms at the state house of Kansas. Her objection was that underneath the large picture was a lino which explained that the painting was a gift from a St. Louis beer firm. After serving at the head of the army as chief of staff with the rank of lieutenant general for a little less than five months, Lieutenant General S. B. M. Young has relinquished his duties to his successor in office, Gen eral A. R. Chaffee, who has been act ing as his chief assistant for several weeks past. The change is due to the fact that General Young is now 64 years old, and therefore under the law was relegated to the retired list. Bombard San Domingo. San Domingo, Wednesday, Jan. 7.— There was firing last night around the city, the insurgents using cannon. A shell exploded in front of the United States legation, but did not result in injury to the building. The political situation here is unchanged, though several arrests of insurgent sympa thizers have been made. Provisions are plentiful and milk and other products are coming in. It is said that the widow of the late Max O'Rell will return to the stage. She was once well known in comic opera as Beatrice Eresham. now preparing in Paris for her reap pearance. She Is Every Frenchman ia born with a debt of $150 on his shoulders. in THE EVENT OF WAR BETWEEN London, Jan. 12.—It is learned by the Associated Press on the highest au thority that it has been decided in the event of war between Russia and Japan that Germany will maintain a strict neutrality and that other members of the dreibund will observe a similar at tltude. The Importance of this decls j oni which tue Associated Press under stands will almost immediately be an nounced in some official manner In Ber ij n , can no t be easily overestimated. It w m j n a measure insure that hos tllltles will be confined to the two powers concerned, and It will be cen tain to give a great stimulus to the ef forts whlch France and Great Britain are making In St. Petersburg and Tcddo respectively In favor of peace, . Pekin, Jan. 12. Predictions in the native P ress that a war ,s Inevitable and immediate and that China will cer tainly be involved are causing great uneasiness. Many Chinese fear a repition of the scenes of pillage and murder which made the year 1900 memorable. Numbers of employes on the rall road between New Chwang and Shan Haikwan have deserted their posts. thinking that the country traversed by the railroad will surely bo the scene °t the fighting, RUSSIA AND JAPAN. I Other Members of Dreibund Take Simi lar Stand—It is assumed That Great Conflict Will Be Confined to Two Countries Only—China Gets Excited —Russia and Japan Fast Preparing. Reports from Manchuria are that there is great military activity there, from Russia and thee-orabll ^ * ie railroads are bringing troops from Russia and the women and chil dren at Port Arthur and New Chwang are Preparing to leave. The Russian Beaeral at New Chwang has been call ed to Port Arthur for service. Every steamer for Japan is carrying from north China the Japanese who belong to the reserves. The Japanese cen sorsh 'P of military news gives op Portunity for all kinds of rumors here, one °f which is that Japanese troops bave been landed at Fusan, Korea, As cahle communication with Korea is through Japan it is Impossible to obtain reliable news, Russian Troops Are Massing, St. Petersburg, Jan. 12.—The most reliable news received here is that most of the Russian troops in the far east are concentrated at Vladivostock ° r ° n the northern frontier of Korea, A traveler who has lately returned from the far east estimates that bo tween ^100,000 and 200,000 soldiers were in the vicinity of Vladivostock. He surmised that the Russians will occupy northern Korea, but thought it possible a collision was not iraml nent for a month or more, when tak ing into consideration distances and the difficulties of marching, Need Not Expect Early War. London, Jan. 12.—At the Japanese legation it was said that the far east ern situation remained unchanged. It was believed that some days might elapse before any developments oc curred, as Japan was still considering her reply. No news has been received at the legation concerning the reported dis patch of troops to Korea, HE KILLED TWO CARMEN. John M. Shockley Makes Confession at Salt Lake. Salt Lake, Jan. 12.—Filled with re morse and broken in spirit by the per sistent questioning of the police, John M. Shockley has made a full confes sion of the murder of Motorman Glea son and Conductor Brighton, who were shot and killed by a lone high wayman who attempted to rob them in their car late Wednesday nighL In his confession Shockley declares he had no intention of killing his vic tims. but they put up such a vicious fight when he attempted to rob them that he was forced to shoot them in self defense. After the tragedy, he says, he contemplated suicide, but his nerve failed him when he put the pis tol to his head. Shockley says he is heir to consid erable property and he wants to sign this over without reserve to aid the families of his victims. He says his parents live in &t. Mary's county. Mis souri. placed at the disposal of the officers goes to prove the truth of his confes sion. which Shockley Evidence Jean Leon Gerome Is Dead. Paris, Jan. 12.—Jean Leon Gerome, the painter and sculptor, died here, aged 80 years. Only one medical student in 12 holds a degree-in arts.