Mere Scratch Causes Death

SALEM, Or., Feb. 23.—As a result of a small scratch upon the knuckle of the forefinger of the left hand, blood poison set in, and Fred Walling, the 16-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, who reside near Lincoln, Spring Valley, now lies dead at the home of his parents, and the latter are nearly prostrated with grief over the sad event, for the boy was the pride of the family and, in fact, of the neighborhood.

Source: Portland Oregonian, February 24, 1904.

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