The Victims
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from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 10 Jan 1904, pg.8

Many of Those Who Met Death in the Disaster Well Known Here

The victims of the disaster which took place off Discovery Island during the southwest gale include many well known Victorians.
of this city was a well known and prominent business man, who was associated with many promising enterprisers. He was a member of the Board of Trade and ever identified with efforts for Victoria's good. He was a son-in-law of C.H. Lugrin and leaves a wife and child. The well known promoter and business man was cut off in his youth by the disaster, it being but thirty-six years since he was born in Victoria, New Brunswick. He was the owner of the steamer 'Venture', and of the 'Southern Cross' mines at Uchucklessett (Uchucklesit), which recently began shipping and where fifteen men are employed. He was associated in business enterprises with the Yukon country, shipping considerable cattle north.

Mr. Shaw left Victoria on Sunday last and proceeded to Portland on business. He had intended to continue on to Sacramento to visit a brother, who resided there, but changed his mind and returned by the fated trip of the 'Clallam'.

who was lost was a well known mining man. He was formerly a resident of McKeesport, Pa., and since coming to the coast he has put some $60,000 in ventures for the flotation of an immense iron and steel working concern to be established at Seattle and on the Vancouver Island coast. He has been engaged for some time in negotiations with Messrs. John Bradeh, Capt. Thomson and others of this city for the purchase of iron properties located at Sarita on Barclay Sound, and was in Victoria at the beginning of the week in this connection.

Mr. Swaney had returned but a few days ago from New York and other eastern cities where he had gone to secure capital for the enterprise he proposed to establish in connection with iron foundries established by him at Irondale. A number of Seattle men were interested with him in the enterprise and a very big concern was shortly to have been floated by Mr. Swaney who ought to establish a large industry at the mines of the Vancouver Island coast.

He was well known to Victorians, especially those interested in mining, having made frequent stays in this city. He was interested in the purchase of iron ores for the foundries at Irondale and had bought large quantities oat the Texada mines for shipment in scowloads to the furnaces near Port Townsend. It was his intention to secure ore from the west coast for the same purpose.

and Miss Galletly are the wife and daughter of the well known local manager of the Bank of Montreal, who ere returning home. They were well known to Victorians, having resided for years at their charming residence on Rockland avenue. Mrs and Miss Galletly were returning from a holiday at the Green River Hot Springs. Mrs. Galletly had been run down in health on account of a severe cold and had gone to the Springs to recuperate.

Who is another of the lost, is the son of William John Jeffs, the foreman of the R.C. Market on Government street, and resided at 132 Fort street in this city. Besides his father and mother he leaves four brothers and one sister. One of his brothers is in Oregon and another in San Francisco. Jeffs came here from Tacoma three months ago.

whose body has been recovered, according to advices received by the Colonist, was a well known Victorian. He was a provincial land surveyor with offices in the McGregor block, adjoining the Colonist office. He was a retired army officer and leaves a wife in this city. Capt. Thompson had surveyed many local mining properties and timber limits, having recently been engaged in surveying a timber limit at Clayoquot. He surveyed the Yreka mines, and many other Vancouver Island properties. He was very popular. He took part in the production of 'San Toy' given under the direction of Mrs H.D. Helmcken in this city appearing in the role of the British consul, Sir Harry Preston. Capt. Thompson was returning from a business trip to the Sound.

Was a well known local mariner. He was master of the Carlson-Atlin steamer 'Scotia' last summer, and came from the North a month ago to winter here. Formerly he was engaged in various capacities on vessels sailing out of this port, having been in command of the tugs 'Lorne' and 'Pilot', and he was mate of the steamer 'Danube' and other vessels of the C.P.N. Company for years. He was married. Mrs. Lawrence is a resident of this city. He had been to Seattle on business.

Was well known here, being one of the owners of the 'Richard III' mining property at Mount Sicker. It was her name that was given to the famous Lenora mine, as a result, it is said, of the fact that she was the first woman to climb Mount Sicker. Her husband is now interested in the 'Richard III' property in company with other Port Townsend people.

Who was drowned with her three children, is the wife of Thos. Sullins, who was among the saved. He is interested with Mrs. Richards in the property on Mount Sicker and is a frequent visitor to Victoria. He is well known to guests at the Victoria hotel, where he usually registers when he visits Victoria.

Of this city, was a well known Victoria young lady, who had been at Seattle on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Edgar M. Burns, Seattle, wife of the agent of the Northern Pacific railway, and a brother of K.J. Burns of the Great Northern, in this city. Mrs. Burns was formerly Miss Margaret Murray, of this city, and Miss Annie Murray was returning from a visit to her sister. Miss Murray was a milliner connected with the White House in this city, and was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church choir. She had several brothers, and sisters resident here.

Was formerly a resident of Tacoma, and recently came to Victoria to make his living here, having taken the place of Mr. Longfield as organist of St. John's church. He was heard in a number of selections when presiding at the organ in the Little Iron church on Sunday last, and went to Tacoma at the beginning of the week to make arrangements to wind up his business there before removing to Victoria to hereafter associate himself with this city. He was formerly organist at a Tacoma church and he directed a choral society in the Sound city.

and his sister, Mrs Chas. Cox, were residents of Ladysmith, and were returning from a visit to Carbonado mines, near Seattle. Mr. Thomas, was a brother of H. Thomas, a miner of Ladysmith, and Mrs. Chas. Cox was his sister. They went to Carbonado early in the week to visit relatives who are engaged in the coal mines in that vicinity.

Was a sister of Mrs. W.H. Challoner, wife of the well known local jeweler of the firm of Challoner & Mitchell. She was a nurse who had been engaged in work at Tacoma, and was coming to Victoria on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Challoner.

and Guy Daniels were the well known entertainers who recently gave a recital at the rooms of the Y.M.C.A. in this city. Messrs. Prince and Daniels left Chicago three years ago an August 10th, to tour the United States and Canada, and had been in 36 cities. Mr. Prince was a monologuist, whistler and mandolin player, and Mr. Daniels, accompanied him at the recitals. They were induced to return to Victoria, where they spent last week at the Driard hotel, to give a charity concert in Semple's hall at Victoria West, and were on their way here for that purpose when they lost their lives.

Was one of the witnesses coming from San Francisco on account of the Hopper-Dunsmuir will case, and was completing the last stage of her journey in order to testify at the trial in this city on behalf of the defense, when she was drowned.
And Mrs. Turner were residents of this city. Mr. Turner was employed here as a street car conductor, having been on the cars of the Spring Ridge service. He came to Victoria from Los Angeles about three years ago and had been in the service of the street railway company store. He was married in this city about a year and a half ago. He resided on Pandora street. He and Mrs Turner had been on a visit to friends in Seattle.

Was a painter of Tacoma. R.G. Campbell was an expressman of this city. Jack Sweeny, who was saved, was a Victorian, resident on Johnson street.
Who was drowned, was a resident of this city, and had several relatives here. He was formerly in the employ of R. Dunsmuir & Sons Co. He was returning from a visit to the Sound.

Another victim, was the father-in-law of Chief Justice Gordon Hunter, of this city, and was bound here from his home on the Sound to visit his daughter and the Chief Justice at their home on Belleville street.

who was among the saved is the well known Blaine lumberman, who was on route to Victoria on business. PETER LARSEN, another of the saved, is a railway contractor. He was en route here on business, and will come over from Seattle tomorrow.
H. SEARS, mentioned in the crew as lost, is said to be a brother of Capt. A.A. Sears, of this city. E. LOCKWOOD, the lost freight clerk, was well known here, having been connected with the many steamers engaged on the Sound run for years. He was forty years of age and leaves a wife. BRUNO LEHMAN, customs inspector, also had many friends in Victoria.
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