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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 26. 1914.
WOMAN ON TRIAL TOR KILLING OF BERNARD C. LINSTROM.
PRIDE OF RIDERS
AFTER TELLING ALL
Immeese Crowds of People
Flock to Big
The Greatest Enthusiasm Ever Seen
at Any Sale in Portland's History
Mrs. Marsh Bares Details .of
Relations With Man She Is
Accused of Killing.
Greatest Show on Record Is
Staged at Pendleton, but
Many Seats Are Vacant.
DIAMOND GIVEN FOR WIFE
STUNTS BY GIRLS THRILL
Former Husband or Alleged Slayer
Testifies That "Expense Money"
Was Donated So New Mate
- Might AVed His Spouse.
Stage Coach. Race Furnishes - Sensa
tion "When Bulky Vehicle Turns
Over, Rights Itself and TJn
driven Horses Finish Run.
"While being helped from the witness
stand at 9 o'clock last night, after a
Ions cross-examination by JJeputy Dis
trict Attorney Collier, a breakdown
.overcame Mrs. Delia. Marsh, the frail
defendant in the trial for second-degree
murder. She fell, shaken by uncontrol
able sobs, into her mother's arms, who
sought vainly to comfort her. It was
the dramatic moment of the trial.
Mrs. Marsh was almost carried Into
the Judge's chambers and medicine
given her. Overtaxed nerves gave way
after more than three hours on the wit
ness stand, taken in the telling of the
wretched story of her relations with
Bernard C. JLinstrom, for whose killing
August 7 she is on trial.
Mrs. Marsh told the story of a sordid
love to a gaping crowd of spectators
that overflowed Judge Morrow's court
room during the day. Cross-examination
continued last night at a special
Her voice was low and weak and
faltered often in the telling. In mid
afternoon the trial was halted because
of the pronounced weakness of the
witness, and Dr. E. P. Geary was sum
moned by Judge Morrow, Following his
ministrations and a short rest, Mrs.
Marsh was able to proceed, although
che was so nearly 111 her mother had to
support her on each occasion that she
stepped from the witness stand.
She told without reserve her rela
tions with the man she is accused of
having shot when his love grew cold
and he expressed the wish never to see
her again, and his refusal to carry out
his many promises to marry her. She
testified to what may be construed as
a fit of emotional insanity when she
said she did not know what she did
when the revolver she grasped in her
hand was fired and Linstrom fell dead
All la Blank After Scuffle'
She testified she could not tell what
happened after Linstrom seized her to
put her out of his hotel. They scuf
flev. in the hallway, she recalled, and
then she forgot what occurred. She
did not realize what she did, she said.
"I know now that I must have shot
him," was her testimony.
J. E. Marsh, vr former husband, a
veterinary surgeon, who came from
his home in Idaho to testify at the
trial, divided interest with the defend
ant yesterday. On the witness stand
he showed a diamond ring on his fin
ger and said it was gii jn hiro by Lin
strom in response to his request for
''expense money" at the time a divorce
was arranged between Mr. and Mrs.
Marsh so, as both expected, Linstrom
might marry her.
A contract between the dead man
and the former husband, it was shown
in the testimony, was drawn whereby
this expense money was stipulated.
"Did you not demand money or its
equivalent from Mr. Linstrom in re
turn for allowing your wife to get a
dlvorcs and turning her over to him?"
queried Deputy District Attorney Col
lier of Mr. Marsh.
"Expense Money" ReveaveU
The witness hesitated to answer and
the question was repeated.
"I got a diamond ring as 'expense
money,' " he said. "This was a volun
tary act on the part of Mr. Linstrom,
and a contract was drawn up on this
point. The reason I gave up my wife
was that she might be happy after she
had told me of her love for Mr. Lin
strom." "You took a diamond ring from a man
you say robbed you of your wife's af
fections," persisted Mr. Collier.
"As expense money, yes," was the
Wife's Health Causes Trips.
The husband testified they were mar
ried in Pocatello in October, 1910. After
living happily for some months to
gether, Mrs. Marsh came to Portland in
the Spring of 1911 on account of her
health, a low altitude being desirable.
&he returned to him the following
Autumn, and again In the Spring of
1912 she came to Portland. '
Just two years ago this month, he
testified, he met his wife and her sister,
accompanied by Mr. Linstrom, at the
Pendleton Round-Up. Mr. Linstrom was
explained to him by his wife as being
her sister's friend. Mr. and Mrs. Marsh
went to Walla Walla for a few days
and to her parents' home at Weston, Or.
There, he said, she told him that she
was in love with Mr. Linstrom.
"I told her- I would help her all I
could," said Mr. Marsh, "and that if
she wanted a divorce I would see that
she got it. I came to Portland soon
after and met my wife and Mr. Lin
Strom at my room in the Imperial Hotel
by appointment, where we agreed to
separate upon the promise of Mr. Lin
. etrom to marry Delia and treat her
well. I told him he must do this and
be agreed to do it. I came down to
make sure he would do the square
Men's Relations Friendly.
Relations between the two men were
friendly, he said, while he was in the
city. He called at Mr. Linstrom's place
of business and accepted his hospitality,
Then followed the Incident of the dia
"I am ready now to marry Delia and
take her home with me," declared Mr.
Marsh on the stand yesterday, and he
made the statement as if much in
Disappointment was evident among
the crowd at the trial when Mrs. Marsh
was directed by her counsel, Wilson T.
Hume, to tell fully and without reserve
all her relations with the man she is
accused of having murdered, for this
was not permitted by Judge Morrow
upon objection from Deputy District
Attorney Maguire. The court held that
it would not be proper to introduce
this testimony except as aiding in the
proof of a definite theory by the de
fense; that it would not be proper both
to deny the shooting of Linstrom by the
defendant and yet show extenuating
circumstances for the shooting.
Repeated objections were made along
this line by Mr. Maguire, and he was
sustained oy the court. Exceptions were
noted by Attorney Hume.
Couple Meet on Street.
Mrs. Marsh first met Mr. Linstrom,
she said, on a Portland street, he hav
ing spoken to her and mentioned that
she much reminded him of an ac
quaintance of his. He thought she must
be a relative of this friend, he ex
plained. "I told him I was not,'she went on,
"and in the conversation that followed
I mentioned that I was looking for
work as a stenographer. He gave me
his card and told me to look him up
and he might be able to give me some
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Third and Yamhill streets.' He gave me
some typewriting to do.' I worked
only a few hours a day for him and I
also worked for other people."
A recital of her trips home and the
meeting with her husband at Pendleton
followed and the agreement between
them to get a divorce. Deputy Collier
introduced a copy of the divorce com
plaint in the Marsh case, the decree
being given in December, 1912. Non
support was charged and also the re
fusal of the husband to move to Port
land, it being set up that the plaintiff
could no longer live in Idaho by reason
of ill health. Cruel treatment also was
This divorce complaint, which Mrs.
Marsh testified she had signed but not
read, it being her understanding that
the divorce was asked on a charge of
non-support only, was introduced by
the prosecution in the effort to impeach
the testimony of the witness. Other
factors tending to this same end were
carefully brought out by Mr. Collier.
Woman Knew Linstrom Married Man.
A month or so after the divorce,
Mrs. Marsh said, she went- to live with
Mr. Linstrom as his wife. She knew,
she said, at that time that he was a
married man, but he promised repeated
ly to get a divorce and marry her. She
lived with him about a year, or until
the Fall of last year. Returning from
a visit to her parents at Weston, she
said, ' she found he had moved from
their apartments to the Palace Hotel
and they lived together no longer.
I never intended to shoot him, said
the witness. "I borrowed that gun to
take with me on a trip up home, where
I expected to go on a huckleberry-
I knew Mr. Linstrom about two
years and lived with him about one
year. He was out to the house where
I lived a day or two before my visit
to him at his room in the Palace Hotel.
I called first at his office on August 7,
of this year, and asked for a bracelet
of mine that I had left there. He said
it was at his room and asked me to
come there for it.
"That's how I came to go to his room
that day. When I got there I was told
I must go away on a trip. He advised
me not to come back again. I asked
him to keep his promise and marry me,
for he had told me all Summer he
would marry me.
" Sick Wife Decried.
"He refused to do It. He said he
could not afford to marry' a sick wife;
he must have a wife who could take
care of herself. Yet he always said he
wojjld marry me.
"He finally ordered me out of his
room but I wouldn't go. He took hold
of me to put me out. We were out in
the hall then and he was trying -to
put me out of the house."
"What happened then?" asked her
"I don't know."
"Did you realize what youere do
ing?" "No. I did not."
"Did you realize then the difference
between right and wrong?"
"No. I did not."
"Do you know whether you shot hhn
Woman Knows IV ow She Snot Man.
"I know now I must have shot him."
Upon cross-examination, Mrs. Marsh
said she was angry when Mr. Linstrom
refused to keep his promises to her.
Attorney Hume, however, said yester
day his plea of not guilty means that
his client did not shoot ana Kill Mr.
Linstrom deliberately, maliciously or
First witnesses for the defense yes
terday afternoon were J. Compton
father of Mrs. Marsh; Mrs. Nellie Comp
ton, her mother, and W. H. Compton, a
brother. The testimony of these "was
only as to the facts regarding the de
fendant. her age, which is 27, etc
The state presented Its case yester
day morning in one hour and a half.
Witnesses for the prosecution were
Harry Holland, driver of the police pa
trol; W. H. Mass, a police officer; De
tective J. D. Abbott, Harry Balle, a
railway conductor, who testified he
had lent Mrs. Marsh a revolver a short
time prior to the shooting, and Dr.
R. F. James, who was called to the
hotel following the shooting and who
performed an autopsy on the body of
W. H. Mass told -of having found the
victim lying dead in the hallway ana
Mrs. Marsh was found In a fainting
condition a short distance away.
Detective Abbott testified to a con
versation with Mrs. Marsh following
her arrest. He said the woman told
him she had shot Mr. Linstrom.
Former Quarrels Told About.
That there were quarrels long prior
to the time of the killing of Mr. Lin
strom by Mrs. Marsh was brougnt out
last night by Deputy District Attorney
Collier in his cross-examination of the
defendant. It was sought to establish
former ill-will existed against the dead
man on the part of Mrs. Marsh. '
Questioning elicited the fact that dls
agreements had occurred, some of them
of a violent .nature. On one occasion
she said, he choked her and she bi
him on the arm. The clothes of both
were torn in the scuffle. At another
date she testified to a quarrel.
All of these quarrels, Mrs. Marsh tes
tified, resulted from the failure of the
man to keep his promise of marriage,
IncrimlnatinsT Evidence Sousrut.
Mr, Collier pougnt to establish .that
after her arrest on the charge of hav
ing killed Mr. Linstrom Mrs. Marsh
said? she had -thought that some time
she would kill him. Other incrim-H
inatlng statements said to have been
made by Mrs. Marsh directly following
her arrest were referred to. but the
witness did not recall having made
A document purporting to have re
leased Mr. Linstrom from his promises
to Mrs. Marsh was introduced during
the cross-examination. It was un
dated, but was identified as having
been executed during the Fall of 1913.
It said that on account of money paid
Mr. Linstrom was released from any
and all promises he may have made
and was signed by Mrs. Marsh. She
testified that the amount of money
mentioned was $5.
An attempt to go closely Into the
relations between Mr. Linstrom anf
Mrs. Marsh brought the witness to the
end of her strength, seemingly, and
the questioning was ended. .
Firing Shot Forgotten.
Speaking slowly and impressively.
Deputy Collier asked, referring to the
"Who fired the shot?-'
"I must have done it, but I don't
remember it," was the reply.
Mrs. W. H. Maas, acting matron at
the City Jail at the time Mrs. Marsh
was arrested, and in whose care the
woman was placed, was called as a
witness for the defense, and said Mrs.
Marsh was hysterical and almost in a
state of collapse. She was .unable to
walk alone and a phyisician was called
who administered morphine injections
to quiet her. It was developed by the
state that the morphine was not given
until after the examination of the pris
oner referred to in cross-examination
had been completed.
Man Tells of Quarrel.
H. E. Sargeant, a stockman, of
Umpqua, Or., was a witness for the de
fense, who testified that while on a
camping trip with Mrs. Marsh, whom
he knew as Mrs. Linstrom, and lira.
Linstrom, in July, 1913, the two had a
violent quarrel. The treatment of Mrs.
Marsh was said to have been brutal.
It was stated that Mr. Linstrom choked
her and the witness came to the wom
Mrs. Sargeant, his wife, who" was a
member of the camping party, corrob
orated this testimony.
The defense then rested its case.
The state will introduce a fe wmore
witnesses this morning in rebuttal and
the defense will by allowed to follow
a like course. Arguments will be made
by both sides today and it is expected
to place the fate of Mrs. Marsh in the
hands of the jury at some hour tonight.
Anyone of three verdicts may be
rendered by the Jury. If found guilty
of murder in the second degree, Mrs.
Marsh must serve life imprisonment.
The Jury, it is said, may reduce the
crime to that of manslaughter, con
viction for which carries with it im
prisonment in the penitentiary of from
one to 15 years. Acquittal is also a
$20,275 ASKED FOR INJURY
Logging Company Employe Flies
Damage Suit at Astoria.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. 25. (Special.)
A suit was filed In the Circuit Court
today by Alexander Johnson against
the Big Creek Logging Company to
recover $20,275 damages for alleged
personal injuries. The complaint al
leges that June 9 as the plaintiff was
working as a rigging slinger in the
defendant's logging camp, a large log
was hauled onto him, breaking the
bones of his hip and crippling him for
The plaintiff asks for $275 as the loss
he has suffered by not being able to
work from the date of the accident up
to the time of, filing the suit and for
$20,000 additional. Negligence on the
part of the defendant is alleged on
the ground that it had employed a
young and Inexperienced boy to give
the signals which directed the opera
tion of the donkey engine.
ASTORIA MERCHANT WINS
A. E. Cook Xot Guilty on Charge of
Violating Jabor Laws.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept 25. (Special.)
The Justice Court Jury returned a vcr
diet of not guilty today In the case
against A. E. Cook, a candy merchant.
who was arrested on a charge of vio
lating the state labor laws by work
lng feminine employes more than S4
hours a week.
The evidence showed the girls were
employed' in the defendant's store the
number of hours alleged but the de
fense was that the employes were per
mitted to take a half hour or more ofl
during the day whenever they wished.
Lebanon Schools Register 403.
LEBANON, Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
The Lebanon public schools enrolled
403 pupils on the opening day. More
than 120 students registered in the
Ktgh. School and the increased attend
ance in this department necessitated
an additional teacher.
BT ADDISON' BENNETT.
PENDLETON. Or., Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) Whether the cause lies with the
European show staged by Oeneral Mars
or to the side show being run in Wash
ington by Wilson, Bryan & Co., this
affiant averreth not. He only knows
that several thousand people who were
expected here yesterday and today did
not come, although accommodations and
entertainment were provided for them.
Perhaps, the management had reason
to expect this shortage. Had they
looked at the circus statistics for the
year they, would have found that of 138
circuses which took to the road last
Spring less than a dozen now survive.
Yes, it has been "a deuce of a year"
for shows of all kinds save those of a
political nature. They seem to go on
about as of yore.
The Pendleton people can say truth
fully that they are in nowise to blame
for the empty seats and the unoccupied
standing room at the Roundup, for the
show thus far has been the best they
ever staged and the management in
every detail has been without a hitch.
'' Outfit 'Without Flaw.
There never was assembled on any
grounds a larger or better lot of out
law horses for the bucking contests
or a finer lot of wild steers for. the
ropers and bulldoggers. Nor were
there ever brought together such an
array of talented men and women to
do the stunts with the animals.
Take today's bucking contests for ex
ample. Out of 21 horses mounted
there was but one that was moderately
tractable and no novice could have sat
that one. All the others were about as
fierce a lot of outlaws as ever were
mounted. Out of the 21 It is true four
were thrown, but when such riders as
Buffalo Vernon are thrown, as he was
today, you can bet there was some sort
of a happening out of the ordinary. In
his case it was a fence that he and the
horse got tangled up with.
Stage Upset Exciting.
The most sensational accident that
ever occurred on the grounds as it was
one of the most exciting any of the
audience ever saw happened in the
stagecoach race. On the west turn.
after making three-quarters of the first
lap, the coach suddenly careened, fell
over on its side, then turned up on the
dashboard, thence turned nearly bot
torn side up and -finally righted itself.
and the horses finished the lap without
a driver. "
When the slip occurred there . were
several people on the boot and two on
the seat. Braden Gerking was driving
and J. A. Parsons was plying the whip.
In some mysterious way they all be
came untangled from the near-wreck
without being caught under the ve
hicle. But Gerking had his right arm
pretty badly mangled and Parsons
ankle was sprained.
It was announced from the mega
phone pulpit a few minutes later that
a moving-picture man had his instru
ment aimed at the coach and was work
ing the machine when it turned. If
that is true and the film is a good one
It will be one of the most sensational
of the year.
Women Perform Fine Feats.
One of the best events of the day
was the riding of a vicious bucking
horse called Rambling Jim, by Blanch
Mclioughey, without the use of halter
or bridle. It was something entirely
new so far as I know Another great
act was the drunken Tide done by Ruth
Parton. This is Jason Stanley's great
specialty, but Miss Parton did it nearly
or quite as well as he drves. .
One of the interested spectators to
day was George M. Hyland, the director-general,'
or something like that,
of our Interests in the San Francisco
1915 exhibition. He came here to com
plete arrangements to have certain of
the Roundup features reproduced in
papier mache cast for the decoration
of the Oregon building now in place
on the grounds. He feels certain of
getting a piece that will have the merit
of novelty at any rate. ,
In the girls' relay race Miss Parton
also gained fresh laurels as she took
first place the same as she did yester
day. So she has the race practically
cinched, barring accidents. - She comes
from Ellensburg, Wash. She owns the
string of horses she has here. She is
about as fine a rider as ever raced
here, sitting her horses as if a part
of the animal.
The show at Happy Canyon last
night was better than the night before.
It is about as well worth seeing as the
Roundup itself and surely will be a
part of the yearly festivities from now
on. Do not for a minute think there
is anything like a spirit of pessimism
in any of the managers of the show.
Not by any means. They will not make
quite as much money as they expected.
but there will be a surplus large
enough to make what Improvements
Snow Belonas to- City.
You must remember the show be
longs to the city of Pendleton, not to
individuals. - What profit is made goes
for the benefit of the city; if a loss
should occur it would have to be shoul
dered by the managers. That gives a
good insight into the class of people
these Pendleton folks are.
CITY SETS BRIDGE PRICE
Offer of $18,000, If Refused, May
Mean Substitution of Tolls.
City Attorney LaRoche yesterday sent
a letter to officials of the O.-W. R. &
N. Company, in compliance with a re
quest of the City Council, offering the
company $18,000 a year for use of the
upper or street deck of the new Steel
bridg. In his letter Mr. LaRoche
says this Is the maximum price the city
is willing to pay.
It is expected that a refusal of the
proposal will be made, as the price of
fered is less than half of the amount
paid during the past two years. This
may mean that the bridge will be closed
October 10, when the city's contract ex
pires. The company then can charge
a toll for vehicles.
Club Protests Car Change.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. 25. (Special.)
The Beaumont Push Club today asked
the State Railroad Commission to pre
vent the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Company from discontinuing Its
through car service to Beaumont dur
ing rush hours. The club complained
that the company . threatened to sub
stitute stub service.
Police on Hand to
A hurried call for the police was sent in from Third and "Washing
ton streets at 9:30 yesterday morning. They were called to dis
perse great crowds of people who had congregated on Third street
between Washington and Stark. These people had gathered at the
point awaiting the opening of the great sale of the People's Cloth
ing Company stock. The crowds were immense, and as the time
drew near for the opening of the store some of the early arrivals
became unruly in their eagerness to reach the doors and be among
the first to enter the store.
It is seldom if ever have such throngs been attracted to a
bargain sale. All day long they overflowed the big store, jammed
the sidewalks and even crowded the street in front of the store.
The People's Clothing Company stock by the order of the
administratrix, was sold to M. Schultz & Co., of Chicago, for the
benefit of the creditors. This firm is getting rid of the stock in
a big sale, preparatory to opening a Schultz Store, which will be
one of a chain now operated by this -company. These people
announced to the public yesterday in a great double page ad the
. sale of the People's stock. They predicted that the sale would
prove a sensation, for it was their intention to get it out of the
store and get it out quick, and they were going to sell it for little
or nothing. They have certainly made good on this statement,
attested by the immense crowds and the enthusiasm of the buyers.
' The People's Store is located at 104-106 Third street, just off
Washington. The sale will continue daily until the entire stock
is sold to the bare walls.
FAIR NEARLY HALTED
Suit Against Yamhill School
AVIATOR MAKES FLIGHT
W. O. Crawford Encircles Aviation
Field and Skirts Residence
Part of McMinnvilIe--Second
Day Crowd Larger.
M'MINNVILLE. Or.. Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) War clouds hung over Yamhill
County's School Fair In the morning
of the second day when E. S. Talbot In
stituted suit to enjoin the fair board
from carrying on the festivities. County
Judge Pearce granted time to adjust
the troubles and the matter was set
tled without the court acting on the
complaint. The trouble came up over
th blockadinz of a side entrance or
alley on the plaintiff's rented property.
The second day s crowa eiteoueu
that of the first and the fair took on
its jolly festival appearance. At 6
otclock W. C. Crawford, of the North
west Aviation Company, of Portland,
began his second flight and twice en
circled the temporary aviation field
north of McMlnnvllle. skirting the resi
dence district and reaching an altitude
of 1000 feet. He landed almost at the
same spot where a few moments before
he had started. in tne nrst aay s
flight, when Crawford arrived from
Yamhill, not being acquainted with the
lay of the country, he traveled several
miles out of the nearest course, being
several miles wesf of McMlnnvllle when
"I believe I traveled 25 miles in yes
terday's flight." said Crawford, "and
this is a record for a cross-country
night In Oregon."
When soaring over McMinnvllle on
the initial trip Crawford was at a
height of about 2000 feet.
L. T. Barin, manager oi tne rsortn
west Aviation Company, is here assist
ing in making the flights a success.
"In leaving Yamhill Wednesday
Crawford made a perfect start," said
W. Q. Moore, lumberman, of Yamhill,
here today, "and it appeared to me that
he Just missed the tops of the prune
trees in Mrs. C. Goodrich's orchard as
he circled over the town of Yamhill.
The stock parade made an excellent
appearance. There were 20 horses of
all grades and a number of young dairy
stock. Holsteln and Jersey calves pre
dominating. Other attractions were
lectures by members of the faculty ofj
Oregon Agncuiiurm vuue&c, u mili
tary equipment race by members of
Company A. Third Infantry, Oregon
T. T. Geer will address the fair vis
itors tomorrow on behalf of the Re
publican party. W. S. U'Ren also will
LAXE WIXXERS ARE PICKED
Oscar Snyder and Elmo Chase Will
Be Guests at State Fair.
EUGENE, Or, Sept. 25. (Special.)
Oscar Snyder, of CreswelL and Elmo
Chase, of Eugene, are the two Lane
County boys who will be sent to Salem
by the Lane County Fair Board for a
week's training at the State Fair. The
awards were made late yesterday and
these two boys will have the responsi
bility of accompanying Lane Counxy's
entire school exhibit to Salem.
Oscar Snyder won over two close
competitors in dairy record Keeping,
and Elmo Chase won over three active
competitors in the vegetable garden ex
hibit. Lucile Smith and Louis Hartman each
won a 17.60 cup under Class A. Neva
McBee and Joseph Maughn won under
Class B and Evangeline Cup won under
Class C. There was no winner among
the boys In this department and the cup
was made a special award to Nora
Hubble for the greatest variety of
Allen Wheeler, of Pleasant Hill, and
Goldie Drake, of Irving, won similar
cups as special awards for . the best
pens of poultry.
The Great Northern trophy, valued
at 440, for the best garden exhibit, went
to Earl Stewart.
ALBAXT CROWDS VISIT FAIR
Flights Entertain Special Guests at
ALBANY, Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
Yesterday was Albany day at the Scio
fair and hundreds of people attended
from this part of the county. The
regular trains were crowded and a
large number went by automobile.
The arrival of Aviator Stromer,
who made a fine flight from Albany in
his biplane, landing in front of the
grandstand at the county fairgrounds,
was the stellar attraction of the day.
However, a damaged wing on his bi
plane caused him to postpone his re
turn trip this afternoon. Stromer had
ascended about 50 feet when a sudden
guest of wind brought him to the
ground. Stromer escaped injury when
his machine struck a fence breaking
one of the wings. " The damage will
be repaired immediately and the de
layed flight it is promised will be
The visitors at the fair yesterday
"I first used Chamberlain's Tablets
as much as twelve years ago. Prior to
taking them I had been sick for years
with stomach and liver trouble. By
the time I had taken four bottles all
signs of stomach trouble were gone"
Mrs. Sarah A. Stranger, Elida, Ohio.
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In tike Expectant Period
Before the coming of the little one women need to be pos
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by forebodings and weakened by nausea, sleeplessness,
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you will find that most of the suffer
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Neither narcotics nor alcohol will be found in this vegetable prescrip
tion, in liqqid or tablet form. Sold by druggists or a trial box will be
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Dr. Plerca's Plestaat Pellets rvcmlat liver 4 bowels
were loud in their praise of the various
exhibits and the programme in gen
eral. The races were of especial in
terest. A baby show with 50 entries
was one of the main attractions today.
Fair at George Success.
GEORGE, Or., Sept. 25. (Special.)
The community fair of the George and
Bissel districts of Clackamas County,
which was held here today and tonight,
was a success from every standpoint.
Speeches were made by H. Joyner,
president and organizer of the fair;
Professor Kitch, of the Oregon Agri
cultural College; T. II. Cross, ofGresh
am, agricultural expert of the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company, and
J. E. Werlein, of the same company.
Music was provided by the Garfield
band and the woman's choir of George.
The exhibits were unusually fine.
L-aidlaw Fair Closes.
PRINEVILLE, Or., Sept. 25. (Spe
cial.) The Laidlaw Fair closed tonight.
The quality of exhibits was excellent.
Large delegations from Redmond. Bend
and Prlnevllle and Sisters were present
today. A meeting of the county Grand
Army of the Republic was held, and a
large crowd attended. The weather
was ideal for the fair, which brought
out a good attendance.
Sandy Fair to Have Lecture.
SANDY, Or.. Sept. 25. (Special.) .
The Sandy Grange Fair committee has
secured Bruce Blair, of the extension
division of the Oregon Agricultural
College, to deliver a lecture on the topic,
"Above the Clouds," October 2, as part
of the Grange Fair programme.
Thou are 1,438,000 Presbyterians In the