Capt Anderson swims to Trial Island from the tug, Velos (bound for Hoddington Island)
RUDDER CStLESS-TIYE DROWSED. Tug- Telos and a Barge Wrecked en Trial - IaUnd, ' British ColamliaCaptaia j '; Anderson 8ared bj Swimiiiiiig-. VICTORIA. B. CL... March. 23,-The tug Velos. with th barge Pilot in tow, bound for Hoddlngton Island to procure a cargo of stone for the new. Parliament Building, when passing Trial Island - broke her rudder chain, and, at full" speed, ran on the rocks. '. . - - . : . The barge Pilot brought up against her. and, as the berg passed. Mste Chris tensea sprang aboard of her.. The barge had some twenty-five stonecutters ' and laborers aboard. The t Pilot drifted past breaking the hawser, and went ashore on Trial Island, all who bad been aboard her escaping to shore. - ; - . . Nothing could be done to assist the unfortunate six left aboard the Velos. Finally the tug went down, stern first leaving; her -bow only partly - above water. Contractor Adams and. three of the crew were quickly washed away, and drowned. At hut Capt. Anderson tried to reach Trial Island by swimming, i Being caught by heavy seas, he waa carried In on the tops of two big wavea and stranded ashore in a ' half -frosen condition. The body of the engineer, who had stayed by the wreck, wss recovered this afternoon. ' The steamer Maude brought In all of the saved. The barge Pilot still lies ashore, and at low tide will be high and dry.