Clipped From The Inter Ocean
TUG SINKS IN COLLISION; - THREE OF CREW DROWNED O. W. Cbeaey Raa Dowa la Dense Foar by Propeller Chemnnar Oatslde Baf-falo Harbor. ' Fpeclal Dispatch to The Inter Ocean. BUFFALO. N.Y.. June 23. Run down by the propeller Chemung, the tug0. W. Cheney went to the bottom in forty feet of water, seven miles outside Buffalo harbor this morn ing, taking with it three members of the crew The dead are: WHELAN, JOHN, raptaln. SHAFER, ANDREW, steward. DL'GAN, EDWARD, fireman. Engineer James T. Byers and Fireman Thomas McManue Jumped Into the lake, swam to the tug's life raft, and were rescued later by the tug Frank 8. Butler. The Cheney left Buffalo early in the day, under orders to seek the Chemung and bring ber into port. A heavy sea was running and a dense fog obscured the view. Signal were exchanged between the steamer and tug, and the Cheney headed toward the point where the Chemung was whistling. Sudden ly tbe bigvessel shot into view, and an in stant later crashed into the tug. Without a second's warning to her crew the tug turned over and sank. ' Buoys were placed over the wreck this- afternoon, and. as soon as possible a search WHl be made for the bodies of tbe drowned. - DOUBT REGARDING GUILT.