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About The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909 | View Entire Issue (July 11, 1903)
Official Paper ot Benton County.
TOETALU8, OKEGON, JULY. 11, 13.
JTiist of Claims Approved at July Term
, of the County Court. ;
The following bills were allowed by
"the County Court of Benton county,
.Oregon, at the regular July term towit:
C W Young constable fees $ I ob
, 'J i jsnages uai rar ass mi 320
45 R Woodruff wood for c h ' 8445
' Corvallis Times printing 22 2s
Jlsss & Frudhomnie book 5 08
E Bennett prof services poor 5 00
, Allen & Woodward med co poor 6 85
" Mrs D Huggins care co poor 113 57
- A Wilhelm & Sons sup poor 9 43
M Ek rent vot place 5 00
, Thos Casey ' . " 5 00
C J Balls ' 500
S A Tharp " ' , 5 00
J E Michael ferryman ' ' 4650
E A Blake work Mt View road 160 50
.A Wilberfs& Sonsroadsup 2691
Horning Bros work on grader 2 50
" E B Graves road work 7 lo
W H Millhollen repairs Marv's
river bridge 4 3o
G W Beckwith ferry work 26 00
AM Austin sepel for bridga " 2 00
H M Gilbert road work 42 00
W C Johnson sup for road 6 25
R B Gilbert roBd work . " 1 00
Clarence Whitesides rd wk. .. 4o5o
Fruit & Waggoner team hire 7 50
E B Follett lumber . 357
Hopkins L Co -." 7 45
' A Allen gravel ' 8 90
John Rickard gravel 13 7g
O Tracer. ' " , 1500
WD Barclay viewing road 14' 00
"Wm Knotts " 14 00
- Thos A Jbnes survey road 22 50
Samuel Header view road 4 00
Jas Bruce" 1 - " . 4 00
John Whitaker ' : s. . 4 60
Benton County L Co lumber I08 54
CorvalHs Mills Co ." 21 35
Milliron Bros lumber 42 76
Corvallis Gazette printing .19 75
. Robert Johnson don rd wk dist 1 125 00
J D Wells " 20800
G 1 Stoneback - " ' i 2600
J S Miller " 7 85 50
ACadwaladar '5 9 55 05
XtokeGray " 17 9900
J N McFaddcn gravel state rd 349 99
D N Brack rep scraper etc ' 125
V V Hun road work 4 50
U A ueraard stationary 120
T O Wells janitor , 34 00
. J; J Miller bridge plans & spec- .
incation 40 00
-A M Austin tblacksmithiug ;i 00
; W A Jolly -Commissioner 1480
R. S Irwin 20 20
Jesse Walker land for road ' - 75 00
-' ; Victor P. Moses,
NOT MYSTERY NOW.
., Several Benton County Farms Changed
Hands Also Coryallis Property.
New deeds filed for record are:
Tr 1- 1 , .
x,aura rerguson anu. uiucrs 10
Mary G Wilhelm, 120 acres near
r Jesse Walker, and wife to Ben-
1 ton county, roadway, $75. ,
Mary E Coughill and husband,
. to D C Missall and others, 62 acres
'Hear Albany, $5,000 f
Walter Govro and wife to E J
Knapp, six acres near Albany,
Sol King and wife to Elvarow
Mulkey and wife, 30 acres near
.Blodgett. $500. . '
Theresa Germansen and husband
to Maggie E Austin, interest in lot
four block one Corvallis, $100. "
Ivouisa Hodes and nusband to
Maggie E Austin one-fifth interest
in lot four block one Corvallis,
Body of Little Garnet McCready Found
Floating in the Willamette.
The mystery surrounding the
disappearance of six-year'old Gar
net McCready was solved Thurs
day by the finding of her lifeless
body floating on the surface of the
Willamette river. " The discovery
was made by E- A. Mills, uncle of
Garnet, and Chester Zumwalt,
who were patroling the river in a
boat, in the hope, that if drowned,
the body of little Garnet might rise
to the surface of the water. The
boat, in company with another,
manned by Emery J. Mills and a
brother of the unfortunate child,
had begun the watch at eventide,
and as darkness settled down, had
lighted a bicycle lamp with which
to continue the vigil. At one
o'clock in the morning a dark ob
ject appeared floating on the sur
face of the water, about the middle
of the river, opposite the John
S wick place, two miles north of
town. The boat was quickly pull
ed nearer, and the" strong light of
the lantern soon told the watchers
that the object was the ' body of a
child. A moment more, and the
uncle gently lifted the little form in
to the boat, and at once recognized
thedripping mass as the mortal re
mains Of the missing Garnet. The
body was brought at once to Cor
vallis, where at four o'clock the
following afternoon, a quiet funer
al, flowers and a white casket clos
ed the' chapter that begun eight
days before in the sudden - disap
pearance and long continued search
for the little girl. J. D. McCready
the father of Garnet, had been with
the party in the boats until mid
night, when he put ashore and
peared. He said that he had been
impressed all along that the child
had no business on the boom, and
for that reason had paid particular
attention. He also said his eyes
were eood in viewing: obiects at a
distance and that there was no pos
sibility of a mistake. In passing it
may be remarked that the finding
of the body brings conviction in the
minds of all that it was Garnet Mc
Cready 'that Mr. Moore saw" on the
boom the fatal afternoon of the dis
appearance, r, ".'.'"'
A query, closely allied with this
common conviction is, who is f he
boy that was with. Garnet, and did
he see her fall into the river? V
In bis testimony before the cor'
oner's jury, Samuel Mills, grand
father of Garnet, with whom she
--went out to pick cherries, declared
the garments on the child to
be the same that she wore when
lat seen. " He told the story of the
visit to the cherry tree, of how he
missed his yoUng) companion with
in a short time after he began pick
ing' and of other circumstances, all
of which have been hitherto related
in these columns. The verdict of
the jury was to the effect that the
body was that of Garnet Mc Mc
Cready, and that she came to her
death by drowning, as the result of
The last act in the chapter of dis
appearance and bereavement occur
red at the nrst Methodist churcn,
and at Crystal Lake cemeteryV At
the former was the funeral, conduc
ted in the absence of Pastor Moore
bvRev. T. T. Vincent. The au
ditorium in spite of the brief notice
was well filled with friends and
neighbors of the family. The lit
tle casket was freighted with wrea
thed and garland flowers. -What a
.friend we have in Jesus was ren
dered bv the choir, and then there
came to Corvallis after a lunch for f-was a oraver. Another isnnc. ' 'The
v. On the wav - back with Trnmonrarn4!,
KILLED BY HEAT-
Tuesday afternoon in or near Corvallis,
'9 lady's gray jacket. Finder please
-leave at this office. i
Nice ripe cherries;. pome and pick : for
yourselves or send in orders.
L. I. Brooks.
Have Dr Lowe cure that - head and
ye ache with a pair of ; his ' superior
glasses. See him the 15th to noon of
18th. . , ' ' ' ' -0; " v.
Manure to give away
at the Brick
A good ttarch-work " ironer. Inquire
at Corvallis Steam Laundry. j
For the best coffee in
P. M. Zierolf.
; : v Wanted.
Wood. '. Inquire at Times office.
. v "
There is one grocery store in
which does not close at 6 o'clock.
Next week from noon of -' Wednesday
to noon Saturday, of July 15th. to 18th
Dr. Lowe the wellknown oculo-optician
will be in Corvallis at the ; Occidenta
Hotel.' Have him test yonr eyes feu
the party. On the way back with
the lunch, he met the, boats bear
ing the body of his lost child.
The - facts connected with the
discovery of the body were brought
out at an inquest held at the un
dertaking rooms of Coroner Wil
kins early Thursday morning. The
coronor's jury was, J. W. Craw
ford, foreman. W. J. Howell, J. C.
Taylor, B. F. Seely, W. G. "Lane,
and William Crees. . Dr. Pernot
was the attending physician, and
after examinations.of the ' remains,
announced it as his opinion that
death resulted from drowning.
Samuel Mills, grandfather of the
child, identified the t,ody as that of
Garnet McCready. he jury was
presenf while the physician ; made
the examination. . -
Of other witnesses, Emery Mills
testified as follows: '"We were on
the river, switching back and forth
in the stream. We began the look
out at half past, nine, and watched
until half past one a. m. The boys
were getting cold, and in . order to
warm up we began racing up the
river. Five or six rods above where
we began racing, we saw an object
and circled about it E. A. Mills,
said to us, 'I guess it's she.' I
said, "Yes, it's Garnet.' Then" we
backed up close and drew the body
in'o the boat- This was , probably
three rods from the west' shore.
The body . was floating, face Jup,
We brought the bod up to the
landing at the foot of Polk . street.
We did not remove her from, the
boat Chester Zumwalt was sent
to notifi the coroner, who came
down to the river and took charge
of the remains.' . v '
E. A. Mills said: Between one
and two, we found her in the river,
and took her into the boat. She
was floating on the surface of the
water at a point about 100 ' feet
fronTthe, west shore. The place is
said to be opposite the John Swick
farm-, north 01 Corvallis. As we
raced np the river, our backs were
turned up stream, and we did not
see the object until we had passed
if. Ed McCready was in the boat
with me, and he recognized the
body as that of his sister."
Chester Zumwalt gave testimony
corroborating the statements of the
others, adding that it was the pur
pose to keep up the patrol of the
river until the body was recovered.,
J. H . Moore wHo was the man
that saw a child out on the' boom
testified that he was picking cher
ries in the Gerber orchard the after
noon of the disappearance. A boy
and a girl, came down the hill and
passed the tree where he was
picking cherries proceeding y 'to
wards the log boom that stretched
out into the river below. He pla
ced the ,, ladder : that he used in
picking against the tree, and before
he went up, noticed the little girl
out on the log boom. She wore a
red dress and black stockings. She
was singing and dancing along the
boom and was waving her hand. I
He climbed his ladder, and after
picking awhile tame down. While
in the tree, he could not see the
child, - After he came ; down she
was still playing onthe boom A sec
ond time he climbed the ladder and
picked cherries, but when he
reached . the ground and looked
again for the child she had disap-
HomeOver There," by the choir was
followed by a br ef address by Rev,
Vincent, and tnen tne cnoir sang
two verses of "Nearer my God to
Thee The text of the serman
was "My Beloved has gone down
into the garden to the bed of spices
to feed in the garden and to gather
At tne cemetery tne service was
brief aud simple. "When he
Come h to Gather up His Jewels"
a song, and' a prayer, and" the
usual.-VDust to Dust, tc" consti
tuted the ceremony; The song at
the grave was one that, in her life,
had been a favorite with the child.
Little Garnet would have been
six vears old, had she lived until
the day following her death. She
had been asked her grandmother
on Wednesday to bake an anniver
sary cake for her birthday, which
was to have occurred on Thursday.
The grandparent promised to bake
it the following day, a day that for
the little one never came.
The child was born in " Colorado.
Her mother died a month after,
and Garnet was reared by her
grandparents. In spite of her
youth, she could read newspapers,
the Bible and books with the fac
ility 'of a grown up person, all from
instruction given her by Samuel
Mills, her grandfather. She was a
bright little girl, of beautiful ' dis
position, and ' in the breavement
caused by her passing, the relatives
have the sympathy of all Corvallis.
Chased a Cat Gave Farms Away
Will Make Chees Other News.
The regular services will be held
a I in the M. Ey Church, South tomor-
iuw uiurmng auu evening, vy , j.ne
pastor Jdhn Reeves. ' :
Small has just installed a new
filter in his light drink department.
The water is strained through' what
is represented to be a stone cylinder.
It seems to be a complete and effec
tive contrivance. - i
Articles of incorporation have
been filed with the county clerk by
the Alsea Dairy Company. The
capital stock is'jjSi.ooo and the in
corporators are W. H. Malone, J.
E . Banton, and Jasper Hayden.
The purpo e of the company as set
forth in its articles is to engage in
the manufacture of cheese and Kke
products. The principal place ot
business is AJsea. ' : -
A Portland man asked Janus
Homing bow much he would take
for a vehicle tbe latter had built for
himself and which he had used a
phort time. Mr. Horning fixed a
price which he thought would fright
en the man. but to his surprise the
gentleman accepted tbe offer,- and
the vehicle was shipped this morn
ing. It is what iB known to the
trade as a family trap It has two
seats, the rear one being reversible,
and is each a rig as is not common
in this state.
' Thursday there was a tierce, con
suming beat in the East. The terri
blerecord of temperature, death and
prostration ie New York . degrees,
94 dead 6 prostrated 40; Pittsburg,
92,dead 4, prostrated 20; Philadel
phir 96, dead 1 prostrated 12; Cin-
c natti 95 pi ost rated 12; St Louis
97, dead 4,. pros'rated 8; Boston 90,
prostrated 12: Chicago 90 dead 2
prostrated 10. ' Total dead I7,
prostrated 114. , x ,
Ca8cadia Stage office, at - Powers and
Loftin's livery barn, Lebanon. We are
prepared to convey people to Cascadia
after thearrival of the morning ' train
reaching there thesame day ""-with or
without , baggage." . . ,
Powers & Loflin.
There is one grocery store in town
wTiich does not close at 6 o'clock. That's
Prudent people purchase Dr. , ' Lowe's
For Sale. - , y
Pure bred Jersey co w, 4 years old, also
complete set encyclopedia Brittanica.
Knquire at residence on- Jefferson street
corner of Sixth. " '
v Cal Thompson.
r . .'.'v For Sale, '
One Morris chair, writing desk, lady's
wheel, two-seated hack and heavy single
harness.i r . -
B. J. Evers.
Night was Terror.
' "I would cough nearly all night
long, writes Mrs Charles Applegatei
of Alexandria, Ind . "and could
hardly get any sleep. I had con
sumption so bad that if I walked a
block I , would ' cough ' frightfully
and spit blood, b'ut when all other
medicines failed, three $1 bottles
cured me and I gained 58 pounds.
Dr. Kings'New -Discovery is ; abr.
solutely guaranteed to cure coughs,
colds, lagrlppe. bronchitis and all
throat and lung trouble. Price 5o
cents and $1. Trial bottles free at
Allen's Pharmacy. ,: ' ,
The drowning of little Garnet
McCready broughttogether a large
representation of descendants of Mr
and Mrs. Samuel Mills, , grandpar
ents of the child, and they decided
to have a photograph taken' of the
entire gathering. Thirty-three
members of the family were "photo
graphed in a group, including Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Mills, six sons
and daughters, four sons-in.law,
and daughters-in-law, and twenty
one grandchildren . Another son
is in Minneapolis. Grand-pa Mills
very naturally v believes that so
many of, the family may never
again be assembled.
Lawyers sparred over the fine
points in a civil suit before County
Judge Watters in the county court
room Thursday. The case was O.
Martin versus Chancey ' Levee. It
was a jury cas and the jurors were
J. W. Crawford, Fred Clark, James
Taylor, J. H. Moore, O. Healy
and Lale btewart. ihe issue
between the parties had references
to certain - prunes that had been
dried, and as-to the certain amount
that might be due "therefor. Mr.
Levee claimed that Martins account
had been mostly or wholly settled
and Martin claimed to the contra1!
ry, l he amount lor which Martin
brought suit was about $76. The
jury brought in a verdict for plain
tiff of about $69.
s Que night this week about 12
o'clock a men hi night clothes i was
seen to shoot out of the alley back
of Graham & Wells drug store.
He continued his flight 'across the
street.. A Ftreak of cat had pre
ceded him, which materialized at a
hole under the walk. The aperture
had proved too email for the cat
and the pursuing man was enabled
i 1 1 1 j an. i 1 . j.i
10 caicn it ana un uick. iuiu uc
dark alley ' before the on-lookers
,coDld satisfactorily investigate the
matter without appearing to be in
terested in other peoples business.
Meantime the man in sparehabila
ments pronounced the sentence of
death upon the cat.
The Oregonian publishes facts
relative to disposition John Rick
ardhas made of certain of his prop
erty, but is mixed in the figures
and some of the facts: 'The deeds
have been made but have not been
delivered Bay gets the Philomath
ranch which comprises , over 2, o 00
instead of 1, oocr acres. It' is the
ranch in the transfer that has the
lowest valuation, $5,ooo being :the
estimated difference between them.
Tne farm south of rbwn goes to
Roy. It . comprises .about 1,000
acres of land, and some place its
valuation at ; $30,000. Roy paid
$.1,000, for his choice and took , the
latter place. Mrs Rickard gets a
farm of i 50 acres" and a half block
of Corvallis property, on which a
new residence is building.
Our Annual Mid-Summer Sale will bepn Monday
July 6th and continue 30 days. 1
Every article in stock will be reduced, except
"Douglas" and Walk-Over Shoes Hawes $3.00
Hats, Monarch White Shirts', Bull Breeches, and
Our Own Overalls. y
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."
Citnes Office for 3cb Printing
4 BRANDS I BUY THE
CORVALLIS FLOUR Acorn Creamery
. WALDO - Batter, made from
' BENTON " one herd of cows. .
SNOWFALL " :
Tne Kind that is made from The Kind that's made from
good wheat by careful and good, flour, good salt, good
experienced millers, the yeast, good batter, sach as
' Kind that satisfied as after we sell and guarantee.
' careful study and investiga-
tion. . ' ;o- ." . .., , V -f" '
Free from adulteration and impurities,
s . - the kind that you always find 1
' At Hades' Grocery
To the Public.
I have leased my truck for the period
of one year to L. F. Wooster; who will
engage 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
brick, over the postoffice. formerly oci
cupied by F. P. -Morgan, and shall en
gage m tne - real estate, renting, loan
and insurance business. . I shall be glad
to have owners list with me, property
that they have for sale, or houses they
have to rent.
. G. A. Robinson,.
For a lazy ' liver try .Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They invigorate, the liver, aid, the
digestion and regulate the bowels
and prevent 1 bilious attacks. For
Bale by Allen & 'Woodward.
In the Matter of the Estate of L. M. 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 tne 11th day of June, A. I. lpOS; In the above
entitled matter the undersigned as adminis
tratrix -of the Estate of L. M, Mattoon, de
ceased, will from and after the 13th day of
July A. D. 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 ipf the Northeast Quarter, the
North half ot 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, 8.S.7W. lying West of the middle bf the
County road from Corvallis to Taquina Bay
running through said Section ; all in Township
11 South Range T West Will Mer. in Benton
pounty, Oregon, and contaluluing about 259
Also Lots numbered onefl) and two2 In "
Block No. two2) In the town of ; Summitville,
Benton County, Oregon.
Dated this June 10th, 1903, '
Emma a, kattoooS,
" ' Administratril.Of the Estate of L. M, Mattoon,
deceased, , .
As well ks Choicest Delicacies
for lunch and dinner, can al
ways be found at our store. ,
We handle only first-class
goods and can guarantee qual-'.
ity. Everything- offered for
sale here is strictly fresh and
just as represented. We car
ry a large stock of selected
Family and Fancy Groceries,
and are sole agents for
Rib Grade Coffees, :
P m. Zierolf.
if tnVen anon. lI acres : one acre
In choice bearing frcrU. A nice house,,
barn and other buildings, about one mile
froncollege grounds, and one half mile-
from school house. Terms easy, cau
oa or write -
r - a. . xnomiraou,
' : ' - Corvallis,, Ore,