MORNING OREGONIAN PORTLAND, OREGON

JUNE 20, 1910

TWO BODIES FLOAT AWAY

Current  Carries Old Indian Woman by Those Waiting to Grapple

Spokane, Wash., June 19 (Special)

The body of Leota Penny, the aged Indian woman, who disappeared suddenly from an Indian encampment five miles above Kooskia, Idaho, on the middle fork of the Clearwater several days ago, was seen drifting in the river eight miles above Kamiah yesterday afternoon, but before a boat could be secured it had floated away in the swift current.

Persons at Kamiah were notified by telephone and watchers on the wagon bridge across the Clearwater caught sight of the body as it drifted under, but were unable to grapple it

How the woman came to her death is not known, but it is presumed she fell into the stream while gathering driftwood.

It is reported at Kamiah tonight that the body of a white man was seen by berry pickers on the J.A. Hen farm below Kooskia, yesterday morning, floating close inshore, but it had disappeared before it could be caught.  The body was that of a man of more than ordinary stature, clad as a laborer.  It had the appearance of having been in the water some time.

 

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