A Sad Scene
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A SAD SCENE
from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 13 Jan 1904, pg.8

Thomas Sullins in Tears at the Sight of Body of His Wife

When Thos. Sullins of San Juan, who was bound to Mount Sicker, arrived here Monday afternoon in company with his brother-in-law, W.H. La Plant, by the tug 'Lorne', he went at once to W.J. Hanna's parlors, where the body of his wife lay. The scene was most pathetic. He threw himself on the body of his wife and the great tears coursed down his cheeks as the strong man wept in his grief. His friends had to tear him away from the bier. Sullins is heart-broken.

He says he considers that Capt. Roberts made a grave error of judgment when he put the women and children in the boats, which were so soon swamped.