A Frightful Disaster

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J. CLINCH SMITH NOT SAVED

James Clinch Smith, of Smithtown, one of the passengers of the steamship Titanic, whose name is not reported among the survivors, was well known on Long Island as a sportsman and society man.  He was the son of the late John Lawrence Smith, at one time County Judge of Suffolk.

He was one of the heirs of the merchant prince A. T. Stewart, through his mother, a daughter of the big dry goods merchant.  His sister was the wife of Stanford White, killed by Harry Thaw.  He was with White at the time of the shooting and was an important witness in the case.

At the death of his father he inherited the splendid ancestral home at Smithtown and entertained lavishly at that place for many years.

He returned to Smithtown last year and was instrumental in the formation of the Smithtown polo club and he had a fine string of polo ponies in his own stable.  He married Miss Bertha Barnes of Chicago. She is now in Europe and is expected on a later boat.  His sisters, Mrs. Stanford White and Mrs. Lawrence Butler are also in Europe.

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