"I was one of the last persons to leave the 'Clallam'. When I jumped into the water, I had little hopes of reaching a place of safety. I Struggled had in the water and twice gave up all hopes of being saved. Finally I observed that a tug was near and started out again with the result that I was soon picked up.
"The passengers aboard the 'Clallam' were all excited when it was found the vessel was leaking. They were soon quieted, and I must say behaved remarkably well considering that there were as many women and children aboard.
"Just before the vessel foundered I went to the safe and opening the door took all the money I could find and grabbed the passenger list. In that way I was soon able to ascertain the names of those missing.