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Official Paper of Benton County.
OBOBTAIXIS, OREGON, NOV -85, 1903.
THE DERELICT BOAT.
jAnd Gun John Goos Built and Sailed
it, a Hunting Geese-The Seqnel.
The' mystery of the derelict boat
raptured by R. C Kiger with a
gun in it has been . explained, and
connected with it, there is a tale
of distress, hardship and a narrow
escape from death. The boat and
gan are the property of John Goos,
who resides along Boone's slough,
on a farm owned by Mrs. Ann
fcSmitb. The owner fell out of the
Jjoat while attempting to cross the
.swollen waters of the - slough, and
ibr half an hour at imminent peril
of his life he wa&in the stream, es
caping finally under circumstances
approaching the remarkable;
The accident happened Friday
morning, a few hours before the
-derelict boat was captured by Mr.
Xiger. Bands of geese feeding on
the island across the slough from
liis home, attracted the attention of
Mr. Goos. He had no boat, and he
determined to build one. Within
a short time, he completed a crude
box -like affair, about five feet long,
not counting the curious bow that
lie subsequently added. 'He had no
- oars, and decided that he could
vjiavigate with the aid of a long
handled shovel., Thus equipped,
ie attempted the dangerous pas
sage and all went ' well until he
Struck the heavy current. There,
the boat became unmanageable.
3n his struggles, Goos thrust -bis
Ahovel deep iu'-o the water, expect
ing to touch bottom and push his
craft ahead. But there was no
bottom.- and under the violence of
effort, he lost his balance and fell
Then began an experience that
aao rr-i 1 1 rtsf- fnrtrf in a lifetime
His limbs were encumbered with a
lieavy pair of gum boots. He
- knew something about swimming
but. not very much. He was in thej
middle of the deep stream. His
clothing soon became heavy with
soaking. By a superhuman effort
lie relieved himself of one - of the
lieavy boots. That only tendeckto
i - complicate matters, ' .for . with one
leg heavy with ' boot, the other be
came so light that swimming was
impossible. It looked very much
like John was a cone Goos.
. . o : 1
- It was according to his statement
in town Saturday morning-, fully
lalf an hour before Mr. Goos,
more dead that alive, finally rear
ched shore. - ' When he found he
. couldn't swim, he had presence of
mind enough to throw his head
back and keep his nose and mouth (
upward, so that so long as any part
of his person could be above water
he could breathe.In this attitude,
"be began to float, as he described
it, like a doll in a- tub of waterl
sometimes above surface, sometimes
beneath. He had swallowed a great
amount of water, and this with the
-violent cold and the terrible charac
ter of his situation, soon rendered
liim.part unconscious. He thou-
ght of his wife and his children, and
rembered thankfully that he. held a
- nnA ificnftinv ftnliMr in ; nna rf
the beneficiary -orders He had, no
lope of rescue, but adhering man
fully, and heroically to his plan of
keeping his head back, he contin
. tied to be able to breathey floating
on and on; down the river and ap
parently out of the world, J
In "; this way ; several hundred
'-yards and a quarter of an ' hour of
time passed. Suddenly he saw a
r. slender limb above him. It was
only as big as his smaller finger.
, but he grasped it. But it was a
, dead limb, and it napped. That
looked like the last chance, and he
settled ; himself again into his old,
half conscious, attitude, with his
nose elevated for air. Then '- after
more and more yards had been drif
. 3 i i . i.Lj , : i. ' ?
irn. ii- Kit w HTin ne-r iit-nii-r limn
X.ike the other, it was but as large
. as a small finger, but it was within
reach. And it ' was green. -.. He
seized it. it neid. tie pulled a
little harder on it, and raised all his
head out of the water. ; Should lie
null ntiv VinrHfr c t!i niiftion
The limb to which the slender
branch was attached was far above
: TC1.A 11 J 1 1 iL. I, T-
would again break, and he must
, drift again . A . little harder and a
little harder he pulled,; advancing
r his hold until head and shoulders
were entirely out of the water.
Then he thought to make an out-
cry. He had no hope of an answer
but he tried it. - It must have been
a pitiful, pathetic shout that he rai
sed, cold, numb and chilled, but he
" tried it over and Over again. ' But
;.'and then after, much delay gave up
i i 1 1 t . . a it i i
Along time thus, a time that prob
ably seemed ages, and - then ; there
Jttas a rustle in the bushes on the
cant, titty teet away, iiis- wite
appeared. At first sight of the situa
tion she was stricken speechless and
helpless; but presently she revived.
John sent her home for a sixteen
foot board with- which he thought
she might be able to help him. He
was so near gone that he had but
little comprehension of distance,
for when after. many minutes the
board was brought it would not
reach half way . The-n two ' more
boards like it were j brought in fev
erish haste; by the wife,'"" and after
many efforts, the three put end to
end, were'shoved out atad John
seized the end of one of them. The
rest of the attempt was successful,
and John was finally hauled ashore
He was so near death's door, when
he ultimately' reached home, that it
was with much difficulty and a
ceaseless exertion that the chill was
dispelled, the water that he had
swallowed removed, and a return
to normal condition brought about.
But he is well; now, ... and made
wise by the experience, it is ' the
last time that Jdhn '. Goos will ever
go goose hunting in a boat built by
a Goos and paddled with a shovel.
Special Council Meeting,
At the lequest of councilmen,a
epecial meeting of the Common
Council of the city of Corvallis is
hereby called to convene in the
Council chamber at 7:30 p. m. Fri
day, November 27th, 19 -3. for the
purpose of amending an ordinance
contracting for street lighting, pas
sed by the Council over a veto,
November 20, 1903, or for the re
peal of eaid ordinance and the adop
tion of a new ordinance with ref
erence to said contract 'for street
Dated at Corvallia this Novern
ber 24, 1903. '
B. F. Irvine;
Lafe Y. VVilson arrived Sunday
from Alaska, where he spent the
summer prospecting in the vicinitv
of Cook's Inlet. He left Corvallis
last May. During his absence he
saw several old Corvallisites, among
them Nick Baeson, who - is, a long
shoreman and occasionally - butch
ering at Juneau. William Alexand
er, second son of Charles Alexand
er, conducts a drug store at Valdez,
A man named McGee, who was a
stock buyer twenty odd years " ago
came ,down on the steamer ; bring
ing $40,000 as the net proceeds of
his claim - for i the ;- season. The
claim is on Slate Creek, . and ' was
discovered by McGee last year. Mc
Gee has been a poor man all his
life, but is now comfortably located
with his family in Seattle.
; Not a Sick Day Since.
"I was taken severely 6ick with
kidney trouble. I tried all sorts of
mediclnes,-none of which relieved
me, One day I saw anjad of . your
Electric Bitters and - determined to
tryjthat. Af ter taking a few doees
I felt relieved,-and soon , thereafter
was entirely cured, and have, not
been iek a day : since. ; Neighbors
of mine have been cured ' of Kheu-,
matism, Neuralgia, Liver and Kid
ney troubles, and General Debility.
This is ? what B. F. Bass of- Fre
mont writes. Only 50 c at. Allen's
Cue small black . hoj. No ' marks'
Came to my place . Oct ; 29th, Owner
may prove property and' pay-, charges,
' V ' VV. Leadbetter,
We have adcled several new pieces " to
our Premium dishes. Nolan & Calla
han.. . ' '
If your umbrella needs covering , take
it to the Bicycle Hospital. ::; : ,
- New goods all the time . at Nolan &
Callahan's. - .
Bacine feet for men, women' aud
children, Nolan & Callahan ,
New line of novelty dress goods just
received. - -
Another shipment of the Crouse and
Brandeger suits and overcoats for young
men arrived this week, Nolan & Call a
lian, . . ' ' -. .
' Vetch seed for sale at Benton . County
Flooring Mills. . . ,
Take the short courses in bookkeeping
typewriting, or shorthand in the Cor
vallis Business College. . - '
. Take a look at the rust and wind proof
umbrellas at the Bicycle Hospital.
New goods all the time t v Nolan
The genuine wind proof umbrellas at
the Bicycle Hospital. , , .. '
Dr. "Wells', the Albany V S will be at
Fruits livery stables every Friday .- oi
each week. Bring your : horses and
have them examined free of charge.
TH E LAST GAME
And . the .'Greatest Nevada Against
Oregon Nevada Men Here. .
The last and greatest game of (he
season on OAC field occurs tomor
row, Thanksgivings, afternoon. It
will be between the OAC and . Uni
versity of Nevada elevens, and will
be thrice interesting from the " fact
that the Nevada men have this sea
son played Stanford a naught to
naught game and Dave defeated Ber
keley eleven in a score of six to two.
The members of the Nevada eleven
arrived yesterday nooa and have
headquarters at Hotel Corvallis.
Last Friday they sustained a defeat
by the Seattle teom in a Fcore of 2
to naught, and Monday last a game
to the Puget Sound University el
even irT a score of tpn : to naught
The great game put up by the OAC
men at Jiugene Saturday . would
seem by comparison of scores to
indicate a fairly close contest. The
kiikoff will be at 2-30, and will un
doubtedly be witnetsed by the larg
est crowd seen on OAC field this
year. The admission is fifty cents.
BIG GRANGE RALLY.
Occurred at Bellfountain A Regular
! , ousewarming Time . . ,
The grange rally at Bellfountain
last Saturday was a season, of old
time house warming and grange re
juvenation Bellfountain, Corval
lis and Willamette granges were
represented: - and tner day was
busily spent in neighborly hand
shaking, enthusiastic addresses,
spirited singing and enjoyable ban
queting at a plain but "richly laden
tible over which the daughters of
Ceres, Pomona and Flora presided
Nothing could have added to the
enjoyment of the occasion except
possibly Eugene with the football
game. Samp Henderson with ' his
brood of decoy ducks, or the Pana-J
ma insurrection chaperoned by an
American man-of-war. Such enter
tainments and such occasions re
mind the visitor that the old name
"Dusty," which has served i's pur
pose, is no more, but 'Bellfountain
the beautiful fountainjremains and
; Deputy Master ' Den man placed
before the granges represented, : the
importance of making ample pre
paration ' for receiving" .the. state
grange which will meet in Corval
lis next May. The speaker insisted
that the grange had been a" factor in
directing legislation and financial
policies for mote than a quarter of
a century: and today the grange is
one of the main stays in the Oregon
Agricultural College; and that com
ing here at this time the tendency
will be to inspire every grange of
the countjt with the . determination
to uphold the organization and ex
tend the influence of the state's grea
test educational institution.- Vari
ous representatives or Willamette
grange expressed the determination
to request :- the 'members -of that
grange to take f a holiday at that
time for the purpose of attending
the state grange Several mem
bers of Bellfountain grange, inclu
ding ex-representative Belknap,
George Hall.' A: Tharp, -John
Porter, and W. H. Rickard, signi
fied their intention of attending the
state grange throughout the "' entire
session, ' Deputy Master.' Den man
expressed his purpose to place the
matter before all the other grangers
in this jurisdiction, so that Good
Old Benton mighty receive, the Ore
gon state .grange - right; royally
within the agricultural nails and
classic shades of the OAC. " :
For a Bad Cold.
If you have a bad oold you need
a good reliable medicine like Cham
berlain'a Cough remedy to loosen
and relieve it, and to allay the irri
tation an-inflammation of the throat
and lungs- : For sale by ' Graham
Notice Is hereby given that on Monda y tbe
21st day of December, 1903, at the hour of one
o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at tbe
front door of the Court House la the City of Cor
vallis, in Benton Courjty, State of Oregon, I will
sell at public auction to tbe highest bidder, for
cash in band, the following described real pro.
perty, in Benton county, Oregon, towlt:
Beginning at the northwest corner of the do-'
nation land claim of Jacob Hammer and wife,
being claim Ho 48, and a part of Sections 26, 27.
31 and 35 in Township 14 South. Bange 6 West of
Willamette Meridian in Benton County, State
of Oregon, and run theuce south 60 chains to
the southwest corner of said' claim; thence
east 20 chains ; thence north 60 chains to the
north line of said claim ; thence West 20 chains
to the place of beginning, it being the intention
to describe 120 acres off of tbe west end of said
donation land claim and being the same land
devised to William Milton Howell, Ollst a Mc
Fall and the net's of George W Howell, decars
ed, by the last will and tebtament of William
Howell, deceased, which said will is of record In
Book O at page 425 therein records of wills for
said Benton Uounty, State of Oregon,
ThlM snlA In mnrla imrifF jinH riv viptna rt a
judgment, order of saleof attached propertyand
execution, now in my hands, Issued out of the
circuit court of the state of Oregon for Benton
County, state of Oregon, under the seal of said
court, date i October 27th, 1903. in an action
wherein Adam Wilhelm, Adam W lib elm Jr, and
Mi Wilhelm, partners doing business under tho
Arm name and style of A. Wilhelm & Sons, were
plaintiffs, and Will lain Milton Howell was de
fendant, and in which said action said plain
tiffs recovered judgment against said defendant
for tbe sum of $1463.27 with interest . thereon at
rate of 10 per cent per annum from ' Nov. 25,
1902, $96,00 attorneys tees, for the further sum of
163.72 and for their costs and . disbursements
there in, and the above described real property
was ordered sold to satisfy said judgment.
, Dated tins Nov 21, 1903.
n - . - - M. P. BURNETT,
Sheriff of Benton Oounly, Oregon, .
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; STRICTURE CURED.
How Urinary Diseases are Success
fully Treated by Dr. Darrin.
. - - . ;.. y - .
To the Public: In appreciation
of Dr. Darrin s wonderful skill as
a specialist, I take great pleasure
in extending him throngh he pa
per my sincere gratification ; for
what he has done for me, with the
hope that' suffering humanity will
avail themselves of his V power,
should any be afflicted as 4 .'I, was.
For ten years, i was a- -great
and constant sufferer from stricture
and bladder trouble which finally
complicated my kidneys, ' produc
ing general debility and other ag
onizing difficulties that made me
an invalid for 3'ears. ' Eight phy
sicians treated me throughout this
time, but to no avail. So I con
cluded to try Dr. Darrin and the re
sult I wish to give .-to ;. the public
with the advice not to. go . to any
but a specialist, as I did, whose
skill is undisputed. 1 I am now' a
well man, and can-be referred to
at any time in Pendleton, Or, . . .
v J, E. Taylor,
ELECTRICITY CURES TUMORS.
George Ahusige, ' of Harrison
street, Portland, says: "I have
been cured of tumor on my neck
of eight year's standing, ? without
medicine, or the knne, but simply
by electricity, administered by Dr,
Darrin.;."; '. . . A; ';. ,.v't
DR. DARRIN'S PLACE OP 'BUSINESS
- Dr. Darrin gives free examina
tion to all. and when necessary
gives medicines in connection with
electricity. . The poor treated free
io to 11, except medicines. Those
willing to pay, 10 to 5; evening, 7
to 8, '
Deafness, catarrh, eye, nose,
ond throat, heart, liver, stomach,
lung troubles, errors of 'youth,
blood taints, gleet, impotency, var
icocele, hydrcOocele, and stricture a
specialty. . All chronic male and
female and private diseases treated
at reasonable rates No cases cub
Jished except by permission of the
patient. All business relations
wi h Dr. Darrin strictly confiden
tial, and only one visit required,
Home treatment to follow. Dr,
Darrin will close Nov. 29 ".,
Reduced Bates on Thanksgiving
" The Southern Pacific Company will
sell tickets at one and one-third - fare for
tbe roudd trip between all points, on its
Oregon lines,;v. account , Thanksgiving
Day. . Tickets will be sold on November
25th and 26th and to taker advantage oj
this reduction vou can tecure tickets
from neatest Southern Pacific agent on
dates mentioned. - t
Ewes and Yearlings by Barkis 130841.
Lambs by Freshman 188626.
Well red : young stock of both sexes
.- - lor sale. . -
Highest Market Price Paa
Curkeys, 0eese, Ducks, Ueal,
' Pork, flgs and Butter
Cah or Trade. . F. P. CLARK.
... ., ,,. . , . Philomath, Oregon
Church. . '
SERVICES EVERT SABBATH.
Horning. . . . . .,'.'.'. .11:00
Evening . . ;i . .i .:. . j-. ... .1 . . 7:30
Sunday School . . . ..... .10:00
Christian Endeavor . . . . . 6:30
Strangers always welcome.
Seats free. Come. ; ft
REV. EDWARD GREEN, Pastor, b
. Notice of Final Settlement.'
' In the Estateof JohD Wiles deceased, notice
1b lieraby given by the undersigned executors
of gaia estate, inai said execucors have liled
their final aocount In said estate and that the
County Ooiirt of Benton County In probate has
appointed Monday, the fourth day of Januury
A, D, 1901, nt at tile hour ol ten o.ulock in the
forenoon of said dav, at' the Uunty Court
Koom In the County Court House In the Cltv of
uorvaius ui Kentou l ounry, state oi ureeou,
as the ttme and place for toe hearkig'. of objec
tions io sain nnai account, aim tne nnai settle
ment thereuti . .
Dated November 14th, 1503,
. Walter T. Wit.38 and Kdwaed F. Wiles,
As Executors ol said Estate of John
. Wiles, decersed. ,
, Execut.or'8 Notice. '
notice la hereby given that the undersigned
has been duly appointed by the county court of
the state oi urogon, tor tne county ot Benton,
Executor Of the estate of William F, Byer, de
ceased. All persons having claims against said
pRtAta are herebv reaulred to nrenent the same
to me, verified as by law required, at my home
one mue soutn ot rniiomam, -uregon, witnin
six months from date hereof, .
Sated this 7th day of November, 1903.'
- ' W.N. ALKonn,
Executor of the last will and testament of Wil
liam JS, Byer, deceased, , y.?
E. H. Bryson,
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of men need dif
ferent types of
You know how it is,
with yourself. Some
'- look best in a
coat, and others
C show-off better in
i .i -
a Single, une uioiii
: may look real swell
in a coat that fib
him snugly in the'
back, and! another
; fellow with the same '
coatwbuld be guyed
as a dude. It all de
pends upon the way
You are built.
Crouse & Brar.de
gee, the well-known
Unufacturing Tail- . ' ; - -'' . .'. , i
ors of Utica, New York, build . their garments to suit just those little peculiar)
K ties. Therefore it isi "Vou may come around here in the blissful anticipation
of not only getting a SUIT your SIZE, but a SIZE that will $UIT."' "
- : ' ; ; :: " '
Crouse & Brandegee Suits and Overcoats are correct
for good dressers. , ; : ;
home," your buying, here. . We may help you to think
of sorriethirig you've forgotten. . . . . (
f. m. Zierolf,
Groceries and Crockery.
If you are Having Trouble with your Eyes
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Or if you are having trouble with your glasses, and have tried all the so-called
traveling opticians without success, come and see me, get a fit that's guaranteed
and by one who will always.be on hand
Bucks for Sale. :..
Oxfords and Grade 'Merinos all two
years old past, Good sheep with j .rices
reasonable. - Gall on-or address .- '
' , " T. W. B. Smith, -'
Phone Surbnrban 43.
nw. xwmr'n war-:-
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i9j. CrouM & BrandcgM, VOm, Now York.
UJILL be a thing
of beau t y i i you
' China and Glass-
ware irom tne, oeau-
tiful designs a n d !
decorations that we
are displaying in
our beautiful , stock.;
Biakfng Day a
Means so much in a
household where pride
reigns in the culinary de-J
partment flour, sugar
spices, lard, eggs, nuts,,
raisins, currants, citron,
flavoring extracts and. a
co ta Via nn rrVi f r4" i
. f Do your,. thinking, at
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g II h s' V-
to make good his guarantee. v-
E. W. S. PRATT
The Jeweler and Optician.
Lounges, , Couches, . Desks, -Folding;
Beds, Etc., made to order.; Particular
attentiorr'given to special orders and re
pairing. All work guaranteed. One
door south of R. M. Wade's, Main street.