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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 4, 1903)
Official Paper of Benton County.
COBTAIXIS, OBEOOK, JllV 4, 1903.
EASTERN JUNE WEATHER.
3t Compares Favorably With Oregon's
. .. . -- Worst Winter Days ' -
Back East and in fact pretty
much everywhere outside of this
and Washington state, Oregon
winter weather 19 the object of
pretended derision in the presence
of Oregonians abroad. In Wash
ington, D." C, the Oregon boys
there have had much of this experi
ence, but they have effective wea
i pons with which to defend them
selves. Brady Burnett sends the
following extract from the Man
dfiester' N. H. Union of June . 25th
as a sample of the ammunition with
which his battery is loaded: -
"Open grates, fire places and
stoves have been in use all the week
but these have failed to make offi
ces comfortably warm and finally
the steam plants have been put into
, For a summer day Wednesday
was about as cold and cheerless as
the "oldest , inhabitant" had any
memory of. The official tempera
ture record at the gate house show
ed 48 degrees at 6 o clock a. m
at 7 o'clock at 8 o'clock and
and 5 "5 at 11 o'clock, where, it re-
mained through the middle of the
day. Several reports came in from
various parts of the city proper in
dicating a lower average than that
near the river, while over atGreggs
Falls the mercury r went down to
40 during the night.
The record event of the day.
bowever, was flurry of snow that
came about noon. There had been
several spatters of a cold dreary
Tain and the sky had a threatmng
aspect between these incipient
snowers, but when the snow put in
an appearance everyone voted that
the limit had been reached.
WHERE IS GARNET M'CREADY?
Corvallis Six-year-old is Missing
Her Strange Disappearance. ,
Transfer of Humbert Residence
eral Small Sales Made.
New deeds filed for record are, N
M." Newport and wife to J. E. Wal
dron and others, 60 acres near
Albany, $ 1. '300.
Peatrick Miller to I. D. Pitman,
three acres two miles from Philo
math, $60. ,, . ,
Sarah Allen to George M. Neik
irk, '8o acres west of Philomath
; Mary C. Allen
Neikirk, 80 acres
, to George M
west of Philo
L.G. Price and wife to Cecil A.
Price, one half interest in one half
acre in Kings Valley $75.
Elizabeth A. .Gant and husband
to T.' Bennett 10 acres in Philo
math 400. -I.
T; M Burnett to E. M. Jewett 10
acres in Philomath $400 . 1
. G.S. O. Humbert and , wife to
Ellen E. Mundy residence property
near C. &E. depot; $1250.
Lewis C Gilmore to A. Bush 160
acres in Alsea $1, . . '.
E. E, Overman and wife to B F.
Brattain, 7 1 , acres near Philomath;
f 1,800. ,
W, M' Anderson, and wife to
Thomas Leese, 200 acres south of
Corvallis, $800. . '
Emma J Ross and others to o
H. Newth and wife.seven and a half
acres in Philomath, $350. !
To the Public.
I have leased my track for the period
of one year to L. F. Wooster, who will
ngage in the truck business. I thank
my patrons for past favors, and bespeak
for my Successor a liberal patronage.
I have 'taken the office in.., the Fisher
rick, over the postoffice. formerly oc
cupied by F. P. Morgan, : and " shall en
gage in (tie i real estate, renting," loan
and insurance business. , I shall be glad
to have owners list with ' me, property
that they have for sale, or bouses they
iiave to rent. . t ;" . --
; . , ' v G. A. Robinson,
' Proposals, for Lumber.
, Sealed bids will be received by the un
dersigned until 6 o'clock p, m.' July 10,
for supplying the City of Corvallis with
lumber for one year from date. v
The right to reject ' any or - all bids
is hereby reserved.
June 29, 1903. t -
" v E. P. Greffoz, -
.: V Police Judge.
Little Garnet McCready, aged
six years, is missing from her home
in Corvallis, and nobody knows
what has become of her She went
wit! her grandfather to pick cher
ries at the E- W. Strong place ' in
the north end of town at one o'clock
Wednesday, and while her elderly
companion picked cherries in a tree
she disappeared from the epot so
completely that not a single trace
of her has been discovered although
the search for her has been kept up
almost day and night ever since.
Some believe that she has louna a
grave in the cruel Willamette, oth
ers that she has fallen into an un
used well or hole in the vicinity.
and not a few surmise that she may
have been stolen by gypsies. - The
disappearance has kept the town
in a state of more or less commotion
ever since the facts became known
Rumors and reports, most of them
without foundation have been cir
culatated, and the public mind has
been kept in a state of unsettled ex
pectation. The known fact, that
at any moment the little body may
be found in the Willamette, or in
some hidden well or hole, or that
the little girl, alive and well, may
be discovered in the hands of child
stealers, serves to keep the disap
pearance constantly before ; the
people. Developments of some
sort - are momentarily expected,
that will solve the mystery.'
; Little Garnet is the daughter of
John McCready, blacksmith at the
carriage factory. Her grandfather
is John Mills, who came to Oregon
four years ago from Minnesota,
lived until last year near Philomath
and has since resided in Corvallis.
Her mother is dead, and Garnet
made her home with her grand
parents, who reside across the street
from Dr. Altman s, in a house own
ed by Miss Kline.
Right after dinner, Wednesday,
Grandfather Mills and Garnet left
the home and went to the Strong
place to' pick cherries. It was two
or three minutes after one, when
thev reached the cherry trees.
The time is certainly fixed, because
the town clock struck one, as they
neared the place, and Mr. - Mills re
marked to the child that they were
getting a late start, w ithin 20. or
25 minutes thereafter,' Garnet was
gone, and up to the present, no
body knows where, or in what way
she went. " . ' .. . ,
When they reached Strong's, the
grandfather mounted a ladder and
began picking. The child remain
ed on the ground below. He was
in the tree long enough to pick a
gallon, and then came down. Gar
net was gone. He missed her but
paid no attention. A block south
on the St. Germain place, Mr
Mills has a garden ' that he and
Garnet were accustomed to visit to
gether. She often played around
there, and frequently went home
alone after they had- gone to the
garden in company. Besides. ' she
had playmates at several houses in
Ithe vicinity, and he .fancied that
Garnet had gone to play with bne
of them. So he mounted the lad
der, and remained there' until he
picked another gallon of cherries.
Then he went home,' picking ' up
Garnet's bucket which sat empty
on the sidewalk near. '
(. Garnet was not at home when he
arrived. She had not been there.
Neither had she been at any of the
neighbors. ' Alarmed at her' ab
sence, ? he started ' at " once
to places she was accustomed to vis
it, and for spots 'where she wis
wont to play, the garden at the St.'
Germain place among them. This
was between two and three o'clock
All were Visited; 1 but Garnet was
not found. ' Neighbors were told:
of her disappearance and a general
search was instituted. It was kept
up with airincreasing ' numbers of
searchers until eight o'clock in the
evening, wneH, the fare bell s was
rung in order to spread the " news
throughout the - town. Before
darkness set in, all Corvallis knew
of the disappearance, and hundreds
of people were engaged in the child
hunt. -" ' ':';...
Dan Reed of Wren, a boy of 15
or 16 saw the child after the grand
father climbed the cherry tree. Reed
was picking cherries in the same
orchard. He saw her ; near the
gate where her bucket was found,
which was near where' he picked.
She was playing' there. and' is
supposed to have been ; there still
when he stopped picking and " paid
Mr. Strong for his cherries. 'Mr.
Strong also thinks he noticed the
child there at the time, but as she
was a stranger, he paid but little
attention.- This is supposed5 to
have happened about twenty min
utes past one. ' Reed left the place
at once and knows nothing of
where the child went.
Garnet was a light-haired child,
and Al Kemp saw ' a light haired
girl , of five or six years sitting on
the river bank at the foot of . Polk
street about this time in the day.
It was not long after one o'clock.
He was taking his tiam to !. water.
As he passed the child he asked her
if she wasn't afraid of falling in the
river.' She smiled and said. -'"no.'?
Then she arose and passed up the
slope towards the . Gerber . house.
The ' grandfather firmly believes
this child was"Garnet. So do many
others. If it was, she traveled a
block southward or little more, af
ter leaving her grandfather and
Reed. When last seen by Kemp,
she was'going towards Main street,
and had disappeared when he re
turned from the brink of the river,
after wa'ering his horses. -
About that hour in the day a
wagon passed the vicinity, going
north, that several people claim
carried a family of gypsies. Mrs.
Gerber says the occupants : were
gyps es, Mrs, Smith at the Sargent
house, talked with one of them and
says the same. The reputation of
gypsies as child stealers " has sug
gested to many that - possibly Ifaere
is explanation of the child's disap
pearance. , They were in a covered
wagon and drove three horses
abreast, leading one horse behind
One citizen, - connecting their
disappearance with . their going,
followed them, found them en
camped at Albany bridge, but . he
did not find the child. , . .
In the river where Garnet disap
peared, there is a log boom. It
extends perhaps a third of the way
acrossthe river. A block to the south
ward, J. H. Moore picked cherries
in the Gerber orchard, about the
time Mr. Mills picked in the Strong
trees. He says he saw a child,
answering very closely the descrip
tion of Garnet, playing on the boom
a considerable distance out from
shore. He noticed her, because he
thought the position a dangerous
one for so small a child. When he
looked a short time later for her
she had disappeared. . . Mattie
Strong, picked cherries in her fath
er's orchard at the same time, but
she says she did not see any child
on the log boom.
- Corvallis has. had a share of
strange disappearances in the past
In all the others, there was ' dark
ness and silencethat goes with it as
a iavonng circumstance in the mci
dent of going, - In the case of
little Garnet McCready, aged six,
who slips from under the very eyes
of numeroue persons in the vicinity
and all within a short span of
twenty minutes there is a chapter
as incomprehensible as the best told
tale of romance. r
HAVE SCARLET FEVER.
Her Funeral A Pathetic Message in
Last Hours to the Family.
The vicinity of Dusty has been of
late frequently visited ' bv death.
Last 1 uesday ; morning another
visit occurred, this time to the
home of Jesse Brown . The on
selected was the amiable and at
tractive Gertrude. The sickle ' the
grim reaper used was ' dread diph
theria.' She was ill only a fortnight
but it was long enough to overcome
her youthful vigor. v
rShe was the -daughter of Jesse
and Effie Brown. . and was born
September 26,1886. in the - same
house where she died. Nine years
of her life was spent at the" Auxil
iary district school . where she was
greatly beloved by' her teacher and
playmates." She was one of the
Sunday school teachers "at Oak
Ridge and often took part in the
children's day exercises. ; -
During her illness she often !
spoke of her friends but . none vis
ited her to comfort her owing . to
the nature ;of her illness which was
believed to be diphtheria. She was
always anxious to attend church
and Sunday school. These pre
cious truths were comforting to her
in the hours of sickness and gave
her hope in the hour of death.
Her parents, three brothers and
four sisters survive her. , . " r
The funeral was held at the grave
in the Oak Ridge cemetery because
it was considered by physicians' un
safe to hold it in the church. Rev
Carrick spoke comforting words to
the bereaved and then the mortal
remains were peacefully laid' to rest
, The day before she died, when
no longer able to speak distinctly,
the suffering girl wrote the follow
ing pri a piece of ' paper: ' "Dollie,
Mama, Ella,' Ida, you Frank don't
know what I am standing, and I
can't talk to you no more, no more.
I would love to see Marian Chap
pell and tell her good; bye. Ev
erything about me is killing,' it is
so,; help, help, quick : Frank, send
for the doctor, but never you Frank
don't you or Papa go and leave
me to die." - A Friend.
, ....... For Sale.
Pure bred Jersey cow, 4 years old, also
complete set ' encyclopedia Brittanica.
Enquire at residence on Jefferson street
corner of Sixth. 1
, Cal Thompson.'
In Job's Addition That Occidental
Transfer Other Local News
: J. M. Woodruff, who travels for
Lang & Co. wholesale grocers of
Portland now makes his pilgrimage
in an automobile. He drove his
outfit into Corvallis yesterday for
the first time, and made a trip to
Philomath in the afternoon. The
machine attracted a good deal of
attention in these parts.
Dr. Pernot was called again yes
terday in the case of Michael FlynD,
recently injured in a logging acci
dent at the saw mill of the Benton
County Lumber Company on Grea
sy (,reek. Mr. Hynn'u progress to
ward recovery has not been as rap
id as was hoped for. Thursday
night, the patient did not rest as
easy as usual, and on this'account,
Dr, Pernot was again called, in con
sultation with Dr. Newth. of Philo
math, who is in charge of the case.
v Benton county produces lots of
big things which people already
know about, such as big cattle, big
sheep, big horses, big apples,
prunes, plums, strawberries and
other fruit, and now we areable to
show an enormous sample of hen
fruit. William Groves raises big
chickens and they lay big eggs.
One old Plymouth Rock hen, in
particular, has been laying double
eggs every day for some time past,
and recently produced what will
probably prove to be a triple one.
It measures 7 by 8 inches and
weighs 54 ounces. This is about
the weight of three average-size
The late transfer of the Occiden
tal hotel to M S. Woodcock, trustee
is a source of considerable local
speculation. The deed puts 'the
consideration by which Mrs. Canan
makes the transfer at ' "$100 and
.11. . .. ..1 . . .
otner consiaerauons." it also in
vests the trustee with power to sell
.. f '. m
uie property.- Dome say tnat a
deal by which the; property is to
pass into the hands of new owners
is on; and others that the trust
deed and power to sell is only prep-
eration ior making a deal in case a
buyer would turn up. Of course
none of them know.
A red flag displayed on the pre
mises, notifies the passer-by that
there is scarlet fever k at the house
of Charles Lillard's, in Job's addi
tion. The cases are two in num
ber, a boy of 14 and one ; of seven.
One of the cases is reported as
quite serious. There are- three
other children in the family, and
it is supposed that all will have it.
The cases were reported to the au
thorities Thursday morning, and a
strict quarantine r has been ' estab
lished.? Mr. Lillard is : inside the
house., - The family has provisions
lor two or three days, and at the
present is without available cash.
Chief Lane visits the vicinity daily
in enforcement 01 the quarantine
and for-supplying necessities.
R, L". Taylor returned Thursday
from a two week's jaunt in Wash
ington state. While awayhe visit
ed Tacoma, Seattle, Spokane and
many . smaller towns . At Orando.
a small railway station and boat
landing on the Columbia river, he
saw Clyde Trapp, who works there
in the warehouses of the Columbia
Grain. Co. Clyde also has a" fine
fruit farm near this town. Mr.
Taylor visited I. M. Hunter at
Waterville, and states that Ira has
an excellent position as book-keeper
and general manager of a large
general mercantile ' establishment.
At Wenatchee he sawljohnny Gellat
ly who is deputy auditor of Chelan
county and has excellent business
prospects in other matters.
Our Annual Mid-Summer Sale will begin Monday
July 6th and continue 30 days.
Every article in stock will be reduced, except
"Douglas" and Walk-Over Shoes, ; Ha wes $3.00
Hats,' Monarch White' Shirts, Bull Breeches, and
Our Own Overalls. - 1 ,
Deep cut in Men's and Boys' Suits, Wash Skirts,
Shirt Waists , and Wash Dress Goods,
Bargains all along the line in order to make room
for our Fall Stock which will arrive early.
Goods sold at reduced price for Cash only.
Cimcs Office for 3ob Printing,
Depends on it;
4 BRANDSC BUY THE
CORVALLIS FLOUR Acorn Creamery
WALDO " - Butter, made from
BENTON " one herd of cows. -
SNOWFALL " ' '
GOOD r GOOD
The Kind that is made from : The Kind that's made from
good wheat by careful and good flour, good salt, g'ood
experienced millers, the yeast, g'ood butter, such as
Kindthat satisfied us after we sell and guarantee,
careful study and investig'a- ' ; .
tion. . '
:- " . - .
i ; :' Free" from adulteration and impurities, v :
the kind that you always find ' A .
At Hodes' Grocery
IS R. H. HUSTON NOW. '
Mr. Bogne Withdraws From Well
Known Hardware Firm The
, . - Business.
As will be seen by a notice pub
lished elsewhere the Well known
firm of Huston & Bogue , has been
dissolved by the retirement of Mr,
Bogue. Mr :Bogue's withdrawal
after a pleasant and profitable con
nection with the establishment ! for
five years, is for reason of health.
His son Floyd, has been notified by
physicians that a change of cli
mate is imperative and on this ac
count, the family is to journey into
Southeastern Oregon for an absence
that at the start is wholly indefinite.
. Mr. Huston who has been identi
fied with the well known establish
ment for more than a dozen years,
is to continue the business without
a partner. - The place for ? more
than 30 years has been: , famed - in
this section as a center for 4. heavy
and shelf hardware, agricultural
implements, stoves and others lines
common to a first class establish
ment iof the sort, and with his long
experience and marked .business
ability, Mr. Huston will unques
tionably 'meet and accommodate
the old and new trade with all the
ability and sincerity that has always
been characteristic of the place. , :J
Thirty two inch Pitts separator
horse power, to be had ' for $100
on or address, -
R. 0. Kiger, Corvallis
" The following estray s, are at my place
10 miles south, of Corvallis: One bay
mare, about 1,300 weight;' one brown
mare, two white hind feet, about 1,000
pounds, both wild : believed to be brand
ed on left bin. Came to my place three
weeks ago. Owner" can have them by
paying for this notice and . the pasture
bill. - ,.
, , Wiley Winkle.
. Administrator's Sale.
In the Hatter of the Estate of L. II. Mattoon,
Notice Is hereby given that under and In pur
suance to an order of sale made by the County
Court of the state of Oregon, for Benton County
on the 11th day of June, A. D. 1903; In the above
entitled matter the nndersigned es adminis
tratrix of the Estate of L. M, Mattoon, de
ceased, will from and after the 13th day of'
July A. r. 1903, proceed to sell at private sale to
the highest bidder for cash in hand all the es
tate, right, title and interest which the said de
ceased had at the time of his death in and to
the following described real property, towit.
The East half of the Northeast Quarter, the
North half of the Southeast quarter and the
Northeast quarter of the Southwest quarter of
Section Seven ; and the Northwest quarter of the
Southwest quarter of Section Eight; and all
that portion of the Northwest quarter of Sec. 8,
T, 11, S. R. 7 W. lying West of the middle of the
County road from Corvallis to ; Yaquina Bay
running through said Section ; all in Township
11 South Range 7 West Will , Mer. in Benton
County, Oregon, and contalnining . about . 259
acres, .,...,. , : . v
Also Lots numbered one(l) and two(3 In
Block No. two(2j in the town of Summltville,
Benton County, Oregon. v.. .. .
Dated this June luth, 1903, ' ' . '
v: EMtA A, MATTOOOX,
- Administratrix of the Estate of L. M, Mattoon,
deceased, . ". .. .
You will .find ' '
; Here that other
dealers do not
handle, and, if :
you have been
hard to suit, we
want your trade '
ori ...... .
High Grade goffecs.
No other kind compares
with theml We are sole
P. m. Zierolf.
If taken Boon, 2 V acres : one acres
In choice bearing fruit. A nice house, -barn
and other buildings, about one mile
from college grounds, and one half mile
from school house. Terms easy. Call
on or write . .- -s ... ,
B. K. Thompson, ; '.
' " Corvallis, Ore