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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
RAILROAD BILL IS
INTACT, SAYS TUFT
Measure Is Safe in All
Its Vital Parts.
PRESIDENT REVIEWS PLANS
Importance of Conservation
Bills Is Emphasized.
$30,000,000 BONDS JUST
Validation of 'Withdrawals Essential,
la Address at Passaic, X. J.,
Executive Tells of Hopes
for Early Legislation.
PASSAIC, X. J., May 9. In a speech
before the Passaic Board of Trade here
tonight. President Taft declared with a
great deal of emphasis, and amid an out
burst of applause, that the railroad bill
has not been devitalized and '.predicted
that a satisfactory law would be passed.
'The bill." said the President, "still
' retains its important features and I em
hopeful that -within the next few weeks
we shall see the passage of the bill in
both houses, the adjustment of the differ
ences between the two houses and Its
.Measures Will Pass.
In a review of pending: legislation Mr.
Taft expressed the belief that the follow
ing measures would be enacted into law:
Statehood for Arizona and New Mexico.
Postal savings banks.
Tile so-called validating bill of the con
The publicity of campaign expenditures.
The railroad bill.
Passaic turned out its entire population
to honor the President. The streets were
srowded and school children waving flags
President Suffers FromjTold.
President Taft was decidedly hoarse to
night. Ho left Washington this morn
ing with a severe cold, which threatened
bronchial complications. His physician.
Dr. J. Richardson; of Washington, ac
President Taft returned 1o Washington
tonight. In his speech tonight he said:
Hope for Restoration Exn.ressed.
"Section 12 was also withdrawn. That
Is the section taht forbids the acquisi
tion by one railroad company of the
stock In a competing line, but where
such an acquisition already has been
made of 60 per cent, authorizes the ac
quiring company to increase its hold
ings to 100 per cent. This was not
with the view of strengthening the
control of the acquiring company, for
50 per cent is all that is needed, but
it was to keep open the market to the
minority stockholders to sell to the
majority stockholders. This, too, it
was thought in some way infringed on
the anti-trust law, and the whole sec
tion was dropped.
"I am hopeful the section may be re
stored to the extent of forbidding- fu
ture acquisition hy one lien of stock
In a competing line. It is true that
such an act affecting Interstate com
merce might be part of a conspiracy
to restrain competition, ami to restrain
trade and be punishable under the
anti-trust act. but it would greatly
facilitate lirosecuttons if the specific
act of the acquisition of stock in a
competing line could be denounced and
punished or prevented by injunction.
Kailroad Bill Step Forward.
I think it will be seen Vrom. this
review that the railroad bill, which in
many respects Is the most important
of the administration measures, still
retains its important features, and I
am hopeful that within the next two
weeks we sahll see the passage of the
bill in both houses, the adjustment of
the differences between the houses and
its final enactment, tt means a great
step forward in the power o-J regula
tion entrupted to the Interstate Com
merce Commission subject to - a court
"It does riot transfer ani I should
be loath to do this from the- hoard of
directors to the Interstate Commerce
Commlsslo-i the power of running and
operating the railroads. It rvil leaves
wide discretion in the owners of the
property: but the powers exercised by
the commission. I feel confident can
be exercised for good and will not re
move the existing motives of enlight
ened selfishness for the Improvement
by the owners of railroads in the
methods and cost of transportation."
Taft Jests With Guests.
President Taft referred to his cold, sav
ing that when he woke up with It vester
day he thought it would be necessary to
cancel his visit to Passaic
"AnJl V1Cn.' to'" ha JJed, "those
friends of mine tn Congress in the Sen
ate and In the House were saying that
I was violating my duty in coming to
Passaic at this time. But against all
that I struggled and I am mighty glad
to be here. '
"So are we." shouted the diners.
"My friend. Senator Kean." said the
President. may not agree with me, but
I think there are pleeasanter-places to
be in than v ashington. Of course this
is said without prejudice.
When the President said he hoped the
passage of the statehood bill would be
marked up in heavon to the credit of
the Republican party, a voice from
among the diners said: "It's needed"
"Yes." replied the President amid
laughter, "we are struggling to make
The President left Jersey City for
Washington at 12:33 A. M.
ASTORIA GIRL GETS
SPECIMEN IiARGEST OF KIND
EVER KXOffX THERE.
Monster Strikes at Bright Fly and Is
Landed With Only
ASTORIA, Or., May 9. (Special.)
With a light rod and a bright fly Miss
-Laura Chisholm, of this place, yester
day afternoon hooked the largest speci
men of mbuntain trout ever recorded in
this vicinity. It measured 28 inches
long and weighed five pounds, and is on
exhibition in a local store.
With a party of young men and
women Miss Chisholm was out for a
Sunday's fishing on the Upper Lewis
and Clark River.- Her cast was re
warded with a strike that nearly pulled
her off her feet, and the huge trout
started to run away with tackle and
fisher, too. Will Houghton, casting
near by, ran to her assistance, and,
after a hard fight, . the trout was
Some who have seen it profess to be
lieve it is a half-breed, or a salmon
trout, but those who have fished in this
part of the country for years say it is
a mountain trout without any doubt.
FLATHEAD RUSH BEGINS
Landseckers Flock to Missoula Land
Of rice to Make Filings.
MISSOULA, Mont, May 9. Since- Sat
urday all trains arriving in Missoula,
both from the East and the West, have
been bringing numerous landseekers,
who are -here to make tilings and se
lections on land in the Flathead Reser
vation. From early this morning until
the doors of the Land Office were opened
crowds were lined up on the sidewalk
and entirely blocked the entrance, pa
tiently awaiting the hour for their names
to be called by Register Daniel Arms.
The 'mornin-'s work showed 24 names
called, and from this number four re
sponded, one person only making selec
tion, the other three filing then and there
without taking a trip to see the land.
The numbers held and names of parties
responding to the call this morning were
Edward M. Weber, holding No. 4, from
Hillyard. Wash. v
Miss Eleanor McClellan, of Missoula,
holding No. 5.
Sylvester E. Stone, of Baynes, B. C,
holding No. 7.
Alfred Wallin, of Prairie du Chien,
Wis., holding No. 17.
Names are being called at the rate of
four every half hour today and tomorrow,
after which time four names will he
called every 15 minutes until the full 3000
names are exhausted.
Much Interest developed at the noon
recess, and the first eight whose names
were called promptly responded and made
filings. Among the number was Amandus
Ilinz, Spokane, No. 31.
INSANE CONVICT ESCAPES
Minus Slipper and Hat, Harry
Murphy Dives to Freedom.
SPOKANE, Wash.. May 9. (Special.)
Somewhere near Medical Lake an in
sane convict is hiding and officers are
searching everywhere for him.
Harry Murphy's escape from the asylum
was spectacular and daring. A long line
of patients was filing out for supper
yesterday and in the line was Murphy,
criminally insane. A transom into a
room of an attendant was open and from
that an open window led to escape. As
Murphy passed the room he swung nim
bly to the top of the door and dived
through the transom.
With a step he was across the room.
He dived out of the open window and
across the country he ran to freedom.
In his haste he left one of his slippers
and his hat.
Murphy was sent to Walla Walla four
years ago from Lewis County for burg
lary. His term expired May 5. He was
then sent to Medical Lake as he was be
lieved to le insane.
OFFICERS READY TO RIDE
Army Men Leave Vancouver Bar
racks for Camp at Sandy.
VANCOUVER BARRACKS. Wash.,
May 8. (Special.) To take their horse
manship test, the following officers
started this morning for Sandy, Or.,
where a camp has -been prepared: Lieutenant-Colonel
Gonzalez S. Bingham,
Xeputy Quartermaster-General of the
United States Army, who is In command;
Major James F. Mclndoe, Corps of Engi
neers; Major John H. Gardner. First
Cavalry, and Major Francis J. Kernan,
Twenty-flth, Infantry. After the three
days' ride, the officers will resume their
Major Henry C. Hodges, Jr.. Twenty
Beoond Infantry. Fort William H. Seward,
Alaska, has been ordered to go to Fort
Egbert, Alaska, to assume command of
that post, as soon as navigation opens.
MOSQUITO BITES PITCHER
Criger, Los Angeles Southpaw, Af
fected In Arm and Side.
LOS ANGELES. May 9. Elmer
Criger, the Angels' southpaw, is dis
abled. He is suffering from blood poi
soning that affects his pitching arm
and the greater portion of his left side.
Ha was infected by the bite of a
mosquito, according to his physician,
who says that, although the septicemia
is under control, Criger will be out of
the game for some time.
GRAFTER" ' IS SENTENCED
Ex-State Printer or Ohio -Goes to
Prison for False Vouchers.
COLUMBUS, O.. May 9. Ex-State
Printer Mark Slater was sentenced to
four years tn the Ohio Penitentiary to
day by Judge r111on.
Slater was convicted of the charge of
certifying; to false voucher.
Hoffman's Body Said to
COURT AUDIENCE ASTOUNDED
No Effort Made, to Combat
Testimony of Prosecution.
CASE MAY BE REOPENED
State Would Introduce Blore Evi
dence If Body of Hoffman, Whom
Gohl Is Suspected of Killing,
Is Recovered From River.
MONTESANO. Wash., May 9. (Spe
cial.) Report this afternoon that the
body of John Hoffman had been found
spread like wildfire through the court
room where William Gohl Is on trial
for his life, and created a profound sen
sation. Fully as startling was the announce
ment of the defense at 3:30 o'clock that
it had completed its case just one hour
and 20 minutes after it had begun,
without apparent effort to refute the
overwhelming evidence introduced by
the state. -
Case May Be Reopened.
Prosecutor Campbell is scheduled to
make his opening etatemene tomorrow
morning, but should word come from
Aberdeen that the body of Hoffman
has been recovered, it is certain that
the state will ask to reopen the case
to introduce this new development.
Had Gohl suddenly stood up in his
chair and added another murder to
those with which he is charged and
of which he is suspected, no greater
sensationa could have followed the an
nouncement that his defense was com
Witness Reputation Bad.
The few witnesses called, gave prac
tically no testimony of value, and the
one man who alone swore to seeing
Gohl in Aberdeen December 21 and 22,
has not a reputation of the highest
order in this city. The other threee
witnesses for the defense gave practi
cally no testimony bearing on the case.
What base become of the other 30 or 40
witnesses the defense declared it had is
The evidence gathered by Sheriff Ed
Payette, of Chehalls County, and Chief
of Police George Dean, of Aberdeen, is
considered unusually conclusive. Every,
minute detail has been seized and pre
sented through the testimony of wit
nesses by Prosecuting Attorney Will
lam Campbell and Special Assistant E.
The stubborn fight and piercing
cross-examination conducted by Attor
neys James A. Hutcheson andi A. E.
Cross for Gohl was another feature
which seemed to forecast a fight by
the defense. No attempt has been made
to deny the statements that Gohl had
said that he had put ''Hoffman and
Hadberg at the bottom of the bay with
anchors for pillows"; nothing was
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I Nex of todays news
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, ss
degrees; minimum, 54 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; south to west winds.
More than 10OO oodles taken from ruins ot
Cartagcx Page 3.
Aeeesaitm of Gins; George.
Anxiety as to political consequences of
iving- Edward's death causes Tories to
seek conference witu Liberal leaders.
Accession of George V formally proclaimed
with medieval ceremony. Page 5.
Secretary Ballinger points out where recla
mation, service has oetsn seriously at
fault. Page 2.
President tells carpers investigation Into
sugar frauds would embarass vigorous
prosecutions now in progress. Fags 7.
Taft In speech at Passaic, - N. J ' says vital
parts of railroad bill are Intact; re
views pending legislation. Page 1.
Witnesses in Lorimer investigation are
slow to respond. Page 1. .
Hamersley will contest soon to be reopened
with huge array of legal talent. Page 3.
Two of three Indictments against F. Au
gustas Helnze dismissed. Page 3.
Volunteer of America fells half dozen rioters
at Los Angeles with Bible. Page 1.
Dr. Hyde and bis wife both take stand in
- defense. - Page 1.
Portland's - long ball games are recalled.
Page 8. .
Joe Gans. negro fighter, down and out with
tuberculosis. Page 8.
Johnson begins active training.' Page 8.
Coast League results: Los Angeles 10, San
Krancisco 4. No other ganKS scheduled.
Land Commissioner Ross condemns methods
of proposed Washington capitol land.
Gohl defense closes suddenly; Hoffman's
body believed to be located. Page 1.
Astoria girl gets five-pound mountain trout
28 Inches long with light rod. Page 1.
Washington Knights of Columbus are given
. banquet at Vancouver. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Local mills buying Valley wool. Page 19.
Condition ox Winter wheat improves. Page
Chicago wheat market drops on crop report.
Stocks at New York firm and higher. Page
Return to old wheat shipping rate of 2T
and 4, is rumored. Page 18.
Portland and Vlclniir.
Viewers' report on Vista avenue found ille
gal, bill for J400 held up. Page la.
Mayor, vexed by Broad-way bridge delays,
speaks of condemnation suits. Page 12.
Trial of Banker Scriber begins: plea of not
guilty entered. Page 20.
On witness stand, w. Cooper Morris tells
of affairs of defunct Oreson Trust & Sav
ings Bank. Page 9.
Manager Schwerin promises flvi-day steamer
service to San .Francisco and San Pedro.
E. J. Daly returns from tour of Europe.
Halleys comet bodes no 111 to earth, says
Professor J. W. Daniels. Page 12.
FIRE CONSUMES FORESTS
Millions of Feet of Timber Destroyed
in "Western Washington.
SEATTLE, May 9 Forest fires are de
stroying much valuable timber in sev
eral districts of. Western Washington. Irr
Snoqualmie Pass flames are . eating mil
lions of feet. ,
Neear Newcastle, King County, a
heavy growth of forest is being destroyed
and the a ir is thick with smoke, which
is drifting down upon Seattle.
Fires are also reported from Grays
Harbor, Maury Island and Pierce and
Thurston counties. There -has been no
rain of any importance for weeks and
the ground is dry and favorable to the
spread of Are.
RANGER ROUTED BY EAGLE
Unarmed Man Forced to Seek Pro
tection, of Thicket.
Bl'ENA VISTA, Colo., May 9. J. E.
Martin, a forest ranger, was attacked
by an eagle yesterday afternoon while
riding down the mountain side, and being
unarmed, was compelled finally to seek
protection among some thick bushes.
The big bird circled about him sev
eral times and darted down upon his
head, tearing his scalp and lacerating his
l lace. I : - :
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TO TELL OF BRIBES
Airing of Lorimer
DRASTIC ORDERS MAY ISSUE
Grand Jury Interested in Re
mark on "Cashing" Voter.
ENGLISH IS PUT-ON STAND
Those Vet to Testify Told Attorney
Burke They Heard White, With
Largo Roll, Bragging of
Selling His Charges.
SPRINGFIELD, 111.. May 9.-(Spe
cial.) Lace of witnesses blocked any
material progres.-i by State's Attorney
Burke and the Sangamon County grand
Jury in investigation of the legislative
bribery scandal which was started this
O. W. English, of Vienna, was the
only witness heard. Three others from
O'Fallon, the home of White, were
heard, but were sent home by the pub
lic prosecutor without being Introduced
to the grand Jury. The testimony was
not regarded highly Important.
Over 30 subpenas have been issued, of
which 15 have been served, and Mr.
Burke expects some of these witnesses
to appear tomorrow. If they do not,
court attachments may be asked for.
Burke Is in No Hurry.
"But I will not take any drastic
measures In a hurry," explained Mr.
"The grand jury can legally remain
in session until September 1 end we
can wait until all these witnesses are
at leisure who are now busy in Cook
If was evident, however, from Mr.
Burke's manner that, he was' disap
pointed' that persons- served with his
subpenas had failed to respond.
The story told the Inquisitors by
Representative English was practically
the same that he told before the Cook
County grand Jury last week, which is
credited with being partly responsible
for the confession of Representative
Beckemeyer. He said that he was
asked over to the capital with Becke
meyer the day Senator Lorimer was
elected, and Beckemeyer said that he
intended to vote for Stringer.
"Later," continued Mr. English, "I
saw Beckemeyer talking with Lee
Browne and I heard the name of Lori
mer used, hut nothing concerning
money. When the roll was called Becke
meyer voted for Lorimer.
The Jurors asked in detail regarding
the Interviews of a number of other
Democrats with Representative Browne
and about English's speech in which he
said that dreamers could not be cashed
but that votes could. He said that he
had no evidence trfat votes were paid
The other three witnesses who were
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BIBLE WIELDED BY
VOLUXTEEU SWINGS IT ALOFT
AXD FELLS RIOTERS,
When Ruffians Assail Woman Of
ficer of Order, Robinson Holds
400 of Them at Bay.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 9. (Special.)
Knocking out rioters with a Bible,
which he wielded with uncommon
strength, until his assailants- became
struck with awe and fled from his de
fensive weapon, John W. Robinson, an
officer of the Volunteers of America, pro
tected a woman officer of the Volunteers
last nlsht, when about 400 ruffians, chiefly
members of the I. W. W., attacked her
on Los Angelea street.
The usual Sunday night riot on Los
Angeles street began when Louis Glen
cade, who asserts that he is the Supreme
Being, was denounced by Lieutenant Ro
malne, a woman worker for the Volun
teers of America. In the riot which fol
lowed she was saved from possible in
Jury by her fellow-officer with the Bible,
who floored a half dozen and held the
mob at bay until the police dispersed it.
LIFTING CAUSES DEATH
Well-Known Athlete Raises 350
Pounds Rupturing Artery.
LOS ANGELES, May 9. (Special.)
Ralph M. Murray, a promising young
business man and' athlete, died today
after having suffered nearly a year
from Injuries sustained In a weight
lifting contest, the outcome- of a ban
ter. Murray succeeded in raising 350
pounds, but the strain ruptured an
artery in his chest and frequent hem
orrhages followed until the end.
He was the son of Fred H. Murray
vuaoi. representative or an Eastern
carbon company. The family lived a
numbers of years in San Francisco and
lost everything in the fire, after which
they came here. Young Murray was
possessed of an extraordinary physique.
MISER'S $1000 UNCOVERED
Search of Bead Man's" Home Reveals
CORVALLIS, Or., May 9. (SpeciaDJ
Over 1000 has ben found in the home
of Perry Zumwalt, a lonely bachelor.
wno aiea nere several weeks ago.
When the miser died at the sani
tarium he had SO cents nn bio neenr.
A hasty search of his premises at the
time of his death failed to reveal money
or papers. On Saturday, while the
appraisers or property were at work,
they found 915 in gold and a 100
The money was scattered about in
several different hiding places, the
largest amount in any one place be
Zumwalt had little confidence In
banks, and his closest relatives knaw
noimng or nis affairs.
WOMAN STRANGELY KILLED
Mutilation of Face Taken to Show
DENVER, May 9. Doubled up in a
corner or a coaibln, the body of Mrs.
Ridway Wilson, 35 years old, was
discovered this afternoon. The woman
had been strangled with a cloth. The
police are searching for a Japanese
employed by Mrs. Wilson to clean the
A peculiar mutilation of the woman's
face has given ri3e to the theory that
she was the victim of a secret Oriental
FISHING BOAT GOES DOWN
Crew of Four Men Has Xarrow Es
cape When Schooner Hits Rock.
6EATTLH. Wash., May 9. The 47-foot
gasoline halibut schooner Edith, owned by
the International Fisheries Company was
wrecked last midnight on a reef near
Waddah Island, east of Cape Flattery.
The crew of four men had scarcely time
to get into a dory and save themselves.
Nothing was saved from the schooner,
which slipped off the reef into deep water
and has not been located.
VILLAGE SWEPT BY FIRE
Shingle and Lumber Mills Furnish
Food for Flames. '
BELLINGHAM, Wash.. Mar 7 Tele
phone messages from Nooksack. 15
miles northeast of this citv th
hamlet of Glen Echo, near that point.
Is burning and every building In the
village will be destroyed.
The Glen Echo shingle and lumber
mills, with dry kilns and stock. am
already destroyed. Help was dis
patched from Nooksack in an effort to
save the village. The loss on the
burned mills is estimated at $50,000.
SUFFRAGE WORK HALTED
Officers of Eliensburg Association
All Off Duty.
ELLENSBURG, Wash.. May 9. (Spe
cial.) ;The woman's -suffrage move
ment in this city is dead.
Of the members . of the Eliensburg
association, Mrs. David Murray, presi
dent, is on a trip around the world;
Mrs. Beaumont Apple, vice-president, is
not acting; Mrs. C. W. Johnson, treas
urer, hsa resigned, and Mrs. R. B. Wil
son, thegecretary, has -diecj -
BOTH TELL STORY
Accused Physician and
Mrs. Hyde Describes Colonel
. Swope's Symptoms.
BLEEDING OF HUNTON TOLD
Dr. Twyman Stopped Flow, Testify
Both Mrs. Hyde's Mother Angry
at Son-in-Law Over Question
of Property Left to Hunton.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9. Dr. B. C.
Hyde and his wife were both witnesses
today in the trial of the doctor on the
charge of murdering Colonel Thomas H.
Swope. Both denied statements made
by witnesses for the prosecution regard
ing the bleeding of Moss Hunton before
he died. Mrs. Hydei also contradlcated
statements made that Colonel Swope had
said he wished he had never taken medi
cine given him by Dr. Hyde. She also
described his symptoms as different from
what the nurses .had said.
On first taking the stand Mrs. Hyde
was nervous and broke into sobs when
Moss Hunton's name was mentioned.
After a few moments, however, she be
came composed and after that made a
good witness. She said:
"Who prescribed all-of the medicine
for the patients In the house?" asked Mr.
Mrs. Hyde said It was only when she)
-failed to get a woman to go to New
York to meet Lucy Lee Swope that Dr.
Hyde made the trip. ,
Resuming the stand this afternoon.
Mrs. Hyde was asked about the trouble
between her and Mrs. Swope over the
disposal of property left by Colonel
Swope to Miss Hunton. Thia matter '
came up in November, 1909. Mrs. Swope
desired Mrs. Hyde to give her share of
the property to Mrs. Liddle Moore, a sis
ter of Mrs. Hunton.
"Did you take any advice from Dr.
Hyde on the matter?" asked Mr. Walsh.
"No: I took Stewart Fleming's advice
not to do it," answered Mrs. Hyde.
Mother Angry at Hyde.
"Didn't your mother say, when you
refused her request: 'This is Clark
Hyde's work. He floes not love you;
he only wants your money. I will see
that, he never gets any of the Swope
money ?' "
-She said that." L;
What was her manner?"
"She seemed very angry."
The defense closed Its examination at
How Hunton Was Bled.
"My mother summoned me and my
husband to her house- from our home
when Mr. Hunton was attacked on the
night of October 1. We knew nothing
of his illness until then.
"Dr.- Twyman. my husband and I
were in the room when Mr. Hunton
was bled. I held his head. Dr. Hyde
made the incision in the right arm and
Dr. Twyman held the string that fas
tened the artery.
"After I had held Mr. Hunton's head
a while, the physicians began to dis
cuss the advisability of stopping the
flow of blood. I told them the tem
ples were throbbing violently. Fi
nally they agreed the bleeding should
stop, and then Dr. Twyman tied the
"Did Dr. Twyman say to your hus
band that enough blood had been taken
and ask him to stop the bleeding?"
asked Mr. Walsh.
"He did not," answered the witness.
"Did you ask your husband to close
the artery, saying Dr. Twyman wanted
him to stop the bleeding?"
"I did not. The blood drawn from
Mr. Hunton's body was placed in a
bowl which contained water," said
Mrs. Hyde. It was at her order, she
said, that the drinking water was taken
to the Swope house. Her husband, she
said, never saw the bottle until It was
on the way to the house. For more
than a year prior to her ordering the
water taken to the residence, she had
not drunk any of the water at the
Filtered Water Used.
"Did not the Swope family subse
quently adopt the use of the filtered
water?" asked Mr. Walsh.
"They did," the fvitness answered.
"The water cooler In the house was a
barrel -and the Ice was dropped di
rectly into it." -On account of this
condition and also because the water
was drawn from a cistern, she refused
to drink the liquid, she said.
Mrs. Hyde then told of Colonel Swope'
habit of using a medicine containing
strychnine, Iron and quinine. There was
a bottle of this remedy In his room up
to the time of his death, she said.
BRIDGE FALLS INTO RIVER
Xo One Is Hurt at Tillamook When
TILLAMOOK, Or., May 9. (Special.)
The bridge across the Trask River, south
of ttown, collapsed this morning and tum
bled into the river.
A . team and several persons had Just
crossed on it, but, fortunately, no one
was on the bridge when it went down.
The County Court a month ago let a
contract for a new -bridge there. .
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