Published every Friday Morning BY M. S. WOODCOCK. SUBSCRIPTION RATcS: (Payable in Advance.) Per Year 32 50 Six Mc:hs 1 60 Three Month. 1 00 Single Cepiai 10c Per Year (wkn ot paid in advonce) 3 00 All notioen adiertissr.-nti intended for pub cation iio14 be handed ia by noon oa Wednesdays Rates vf adTertising made brai on application. MisceSlanaous Business Cards. M. 3. WOODCOCK, .A-ttornev "at - Law, Corvallis, - - Oregon. KELSAY & KEESEE. Attorneys - at - Law. CORVALLIS, - - ORECON. lt-M-yl. li. R. FARRA, M. 0, l3hysician fe Surgeon. Or PICK OVER GRAHAM, HAMILTON k CO'S Drug Store, Corrallis, Oregon I9:25yl T. V 8. EMBREE, M. D., DPh.ysiG.Jin & Suraeon. Office 2 doors south of H. E. Harris' Store, Corvallix, - - Oregon. Residence on the southwest comer of block, north vad west of theiJUhodist church. 19:21-yrl. F. A. JOHNSON, DPhysician, And Electrician. Surgeon, Gbronic Diseases n.ade a specialty. Catarrh suc jsfully treated. Also Oculist and Anriat. Office in Fisher's Block, one door West of Dr. F. . Vincent's dental office. Office hours rom 8 to 12 aa from 1 to o'clock. 19:27.vl F. J. ROWLAND, Blacksmith & Wagonmaker, Philomath, Oregon. Mr. Rowland is prepared to do all kinds of wzgon makins, repair! n j and blacksmit'uing to order. He uses the best of material every time and warrants his work. ly-32-lyr W. C. Crawford, JEWEL KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A LARGE assortment of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, etc. All kinds of repairing done on short noticd, and all rrk warranted. I8:33-yl ty .1 Wi i Get the genuine. Kv- rade-mark and is ed irarer'a. SOLO EVERiWHEKK. 50y Best in the world. reas our trade-mark .iud 13 marix- E. K3L0.YFE, Attorney - at - Law, CeRVAixis, Oregon. SPECIAL attention ariven to collections, and money collected promptly paid over. Careful and prompt attention given to Probate matters. Con veaaciag and searching of records, &c LOANS NEGOTIATED. Wl girt atteatioa to buying, selling: and leasing real state, and conducts a jfeireral collecting and busi bw ag-ency. OfHee on Second Street, one door north of Irvin s shoe shop. lSSyl COEVALLIS Photograpli Gallery. PUOTOGSAPnS FBOM minature to LIFE SIZE. First Class Work Only! CooTinff ia all Branches. P firewood taken at cash prices. uce of kinds and K. HESLOP. E. H. TAYLOR, DENTIST The oldest established Dentist and the best outfit in Corvallis. All work kept in repair fres o" chary? and satisfac tn ruarantjd. Xseth extracted without pain by he use of Nitrous Oxidt Gas.. 3TRooms tap-stairs over Jacobs & Neugass' new Brick Store. Corvallis, Oregon. I9:27yt THE YAQUflTA HOUSE! Is now prepared to accommodate travelers IN FIRST-CLASS STYLE. MEALS AT ALL HOURS FOR OXLY 25 CENTS. HORSE FEED Constantly on hand, at the LOWEST LIVING RATES. Situaued on the Yaquina Road, half way rom Corvallis to Newport. 19:12yl. P. BRYANT. PORTER, SLESSINGER & CO, Manufacturers and Jobbers of THE CELEBRATED BOOT & SHOE. These Coeds are Warrant ed not to rip. All Genuine have the trade mark "IKOS CLAD" stamped thereon. 117 Battery Street, San Francisco, Cal. GOODS FOR SALE AT MAX FRIENDLY' S Corvallis, Oregon. VOL. XX. CORVALLIS, OREGON, MAR. 23, 1883. NO. 13. F. J. Henririchscn, Boot and Shoe Maker, Philomath, Oregon. I always keep on hand superior ma terial and warrant my work. I nwk an examination of my goods hefora pursuing elsewhere. 19-32-1 vr P. J. Uendriehson. LADIES WISHING TO LEARN THE Rinkar System of Dress Colli will please call on me as I am the only author ed agent in Corval . Mrs. W. H. Huffman. Fo H. S&wtell. 5 C C J C - S3 crzz 3 - oo I . I c:j ; ' oo era 19:40 m3 3, n legal gy li LA IKi ill 13 0233? FOR SALE AT THIS OFFICE H. E. HAEKIS, One Door South ol Graham & Hamilton's, CORVALLIS, - - OREGON'. Groceries, Provisions, DRY GOODS. Cm-... Jlij, June 21. 13-i2. 19-19yl AfiBIGSMIl IMPLEMENTS We have in stock. tho Dgering Twine Binders, Deering and Standard Mow-rs, Minnesota Chief TJireshers, Morrison Plows, Minnesota Giant and Stillwater Engines, El wood mounted Hone-Power, Centennial Fanning roiil, cel ebrated Buckeye line of Seeders and Drifts. We plso keep the celebrated 'Whitewater and Ketehum wagons. june2vl W. H. MILLHOLLAND. 00CIBEMTAL 'HOTEL. GorvaiHs, Oregon. CANAH & GiBLIN, PROPRIETORS. .THE OCCIDENTAL is a nev building, newiy farniched, and ia first class in all its appointments. RATES LIBERAL. Stages leave the hotel for Albany and Yaquina Eay Mondays, Wedajes-J.ays and Fridays. Large Sample Ecciu oa First FIcor for CoMffirc!al Ben. 19 35 ly G. W. PHiLJBRICK, 6ENEBAL Contractor and Bridge Builder, AT Oor-vailis. Oregon. "Will attend promptly to all worli under bis charge. l-27yl J. W. HANSON, AND DEALER IN R eady Mad g Clotliing, Next door South ol Fost Oirce, COKTALL1S, - - - - OREGON. Pantaloons made to order of Oregon Goods for 67.50. English Goods, $11. French, $14 tSTSuits from to S60.m Cleaning and Repairing; done at Reasonable Rates l:51yl' AUfcFST KNIGHT, CABINET MAKER, UNDERTAKER. Cor. Second and Monroe Sts., CORVALLIS, : OBECON, Keeps constantly on hand all kinds of FUENITURE Coffins and Caskets. OErGUf OF THE ROSE. In its green ptstttres sporting, A lamb in heedless gfee Tore from a thorny twig Itj fresh green drapery. The twig in its sharp fingers, m Snatched from the tender ewe A little tuft or fleece To clothe itsslf anew. A nightingale came seeking Soft things to line her nest, And through his snowy fleece Wis prettiest and best. "Oh! give to me the fleece. To line mv nest," said she, 'And when I've finished it Fll si:i my thanks to thee. It gave; the nest was finished; Ami as the sweet bird Banff, Out of the basil for joy Ti.o lovely rose-bud sprang. bentonTootty, Desdipticn of Its Appeaxaatt snd Present CcaiiUca by VoSng Prcciaets. TTrllisn Esrrossly for the Gazette by a Tiiirty Years Resident of tee Coiintv. Work done to order on short notice and at reasonable rates. Corvallis, July 1.-18SI. 19:27yl. CROUP, HOOPrNG COUGH and Bronchitis im medlatelaly rieved by Shy lob's cure. Sold bv Graham KING S VALLEY PRECIXCT Extends from the county line on the north to Marys river on the south a distance of about eight miles and from what is kno wn us the Norton hill on the Yaquina road, the divide between the Willamette waters and the Lucki amute, an average width of about eight miles. B:ing bounded on the north by the county line, on the east by Soap Creek, on tho South by Phil omath and on the west by Summit precincts. . Rising to the northwest, near the source of the Silctz river, in an al most unexplored and inpenetrable portion of the Coast Range of moun tains, the Luckiainute liows in a south easterly direction, entering near the northwest corner of the precinct to a part near the center of the precinct where it turn s abruptly to the north, forming the famed Kings Valley, and leaves the precinct near the middle on the north. This valloy is about six miles long and two miles in width. In the early days of the settlement it was consider ed one of the best grass producing valleys in the- count-, ;md in later years, equally good for the production of the cereals. In the northwest, in the bend of Luckiamute, is a chain of moderately high hills, the general course of which is nearly north and south, these are more or less open, mostl' covered with fern and yield good feed for cattle or sheep. A good portion of this hill land can be cultivated and yield good winter wheat to the highest points. To the east of the valley is a high ridge, forming the divide between the Luckiamute and Willamette waters, which runs north and south. This divide extends to a point within three miles ot the north fork of Marys river, where a spur runs off to the southeast, and the main divide turns suddenly to the west and joins the divide between the north fork and Luckiamute thus completely closing in the King's Val ley with the exception of the outlet to north. Along the fork of Mays river is some excellent valley land, the arable land extending well up on the foot hills and also up all the small streams putting into the river. A short distance to the southwest from King's Valley and laying consid erably higher is Blcdget's Valley, where William BlocJger located his claim more than thirty years ago, his 640 acres of lanrt embracing the greater portion. It would take the eye of an artist to take in all the beau ties of this valley and his pencil to portray it. But for the practical man, it Would probably be sufficient to know that in all probability no other section of land in the county has yielded greater remuneration for the labor be stowed than has this. North from Blodget's Valley the hills are low, mostly covered with a good quantity of green timber. Between the head of Mary's river and the Luckiamute the hills are low and open giving good cat tle and sheep runs. King's Valley when first settled was devoted almost entirely to grazing, but as the native grasses gradually yielded the over-feeding to which it was sub ject, and as the demand for grains, vegetables and fruits increased, the husbandmen naturally yielded to the demand and for a number of years it has been a grain producing section, although stock raising has not been entirely neglected. The road from Corvallis to Newport passes through the southern portion of the precinct through Blodget's Valley. A road passes through King's Valley - leading out at the lower end of the valley in the direction of Dallas in Polk county. This road forks near the upper end of tho valley, the more eastern fork pf.sses over the divide and joins the Corvallis road near what is known as the Wrenn bridge on Mary's river, the other fork joins the same road at the east end of Blodget's Val ley, in the direction of the bay. Another road leads from the lower end of the valley over the divide in an easterly direction towards the Willam ette Valley.- From near the Wrenn bridge there are two roads to Cor allis, one over what is known as the Key's hill past Philomath, the other over the Cardwell hill. There is one post office, krnvn as King's Valley, supplied twice a week each way by the rout from Dallas to Alsea via Philomath. All the south ern portion of the precinct depend upon Philomath for mail supplies. There are two school districts in King's valley, one near the Wrenn place and one in Blodgets valley at all of which good schools are kept. The Evangelical church has an organ ization, and a very neat church build ing in King's valley, where regular service is kept up. Cattle raising formerly attracted a great deal of at tention, and some of the early settlers manifested a commendable zeal in in troducing improved breeds. Nahm King who settled in the valley in the spring of 1846, brought a number of short horn cows, having had a very fine bull killed by the Indians on the plains, and the late James Watson who settled a year latter brought with him a number of Short horn cows. Our present Sheriff Sol King, and Moses Wright imported 28 head of Short horn cattle in I85S). These were amongst the earliest introduc tions of improved cattle into the state, and certainly no finer have been brought by any one. These importa tions, though not profitable to these individuals have been of incalculable benefit to cattle raisers throughout the country, and scarcely a herd of cattle can be found" within miles where the impress of this improved blood can not be found. We scarcely know what we owe to such public spirited men. Nahm King with his sons Isaac, Stephen, and Solomon, and son-in-law Rowland Chambers, crossed the plains in 1845, and about the 1st of April 1846 settled in this, valley fol lowed later in the same season by Lazarus Nanhebber and the year fol lowing by James Watson, Charles Allen and others. In the fall of 1857 Wm. Pitman commenced the first saw mill in the valley, on the site of what is known as the France and Connor mill. In 1854 Rowland Chambers put up his flouring mill. These have laid the foundation of a peaceable and prosperous population of about 700. The following contains a list of the names of persons paying tax upon pro perty in King's Vajley precinct and the ampunt of tax paid by each as, shown by the last assessment roll of Benton County. J. C. Aleander $6o 34 T. F. Alexander 27 18 George Baine r.. . $7 64 Wilson Bump 11 83 Wm. M. Burgett 3 81 Asenath Blodgett 25 61 Adaline Ballard 12 00 Nancy E. But 48 00 R. B. Blodgett 6 23 Conner & Crosno 66 91 Charles Cooper 5 00 M. J. Connor 60 23 James Chambers 10 66 Louisa Chambers 196 90 Franklin Chambers. 40 99 Josiah Caves Mrs. M. E. Cline..t James M. Cross G. M. Fowler T. J. Fary S. P. Frantz.,.. C. A. Frantz PhiloFrary 48 00 Frantz & Conner. 39 73 David Grubles 137 02 H. P. Harris 104 08 Meredith Howland 10 08 Fred Herzig 4 96 13 78 2 75 18 39 13 10 .... 62 18 66 5 16 Samuel King. . 3 56 David Kibbie Jr. 18 76 J. L. Lilly 153 25 Gabriel Long 16 32 Wm Lynch 2 60 H. P. McCullough 17 43 W. A. McCullough 10 68 John McGee 8 67 Isaac Miller 24 14 C. R. Mays 5 28 Asa Miller ..' 20 73 A. C. Miller 2 92 Wiley Norton 29 72 Jsaac Norton 23 25 Mrs. Howestill Norton. 29 33 Nathan 1 5 05 James Plunkett 8 78 J. H. Peterson 2 22 Henry Portooz 2 08 W. L. Price 30 38 Alex. Patterson 11 18 Mrs. N. C. Patterson, J. H. Pat- . terson agent 3 25 Samuel Rice , 35 65 James Robinson 139 74 C. E. Rice 6 72 M. Siefert 3 98 John Siefert 9 81 James M. Townson 20 12 Mrs. Serana Fatem 4 32 Bradley Troxel 5 61 Lazarus Vanbeber 95 0 7 James Vanmeter 75 Charles Witham 45 06 Oliver Witham 46 84 Hiram AVood, Sr 22 83 Paulina Wood 3 54 James M. Watson 23 71 M. F. Watson 28. 57 H. F. Wood So S. M. Wood 2 82 Mrs. Melissa Wood , 5 60 Jasper Wood 8 40 J. H. Welch 1 36 O. H. Welch t 1 65 A. J. Zumwait 40 7 4 L. S. Zumwait... 14 59 Real Estate Agency! CORVALLIS, BENTON CO., OREGON Real Estate Agents, will buy, sell, or lease farms or farm property on commission. Having made arrangements for co-operation with agents m Portland, and being ful ly acquainted with real property in Beuton county, we feel assured of giving entire sat isfaction to all who may favor ns with their patronage. - G. A. Wac.oonem, 20-ovl T. J. BcfoRD. Total $2107 26 G. W. Huffman John Hergewrother 1 76 C. Kirkness & Bro 7 66 a v : uus r. xving 4 24 James A. Kibbie 22 87 WASHINGTON LETTER. (From tur regular correspondent.) Washington, March 3, 1883. The Cepitol is, by far, the most popular resort in Washington this week, and the evening session of Congress are the most attractive to visitors, for then the galleries are packed with strangers accompanied by their city friends. The house draws the largest crowds. Bun combe and parrot speeches are the rule, which, with monkey gesticula tions, make so good a show that the spectators get the worth of their money, since the seats are free. They enter heartily into the spirit of the turbulance below, which has reached its climax this week, in a perfect uproar of noisy, stormy, wholly unintelligible discussion. At times, nearly every member will be on his feet, and two dozen of them addressing the chair at the same time, amid cheers, applause and laughter, which render not only their own words, but the utterance of the chair inaudible. Of course the chair man refuses to recognize anyone un till they can come to order, but no recognition is asked for or desired. But, in spite of all this fun and fury these last days of the forty seventh Congress will never be remembered by the soon departing members with unmixed pleasure. Home, rest and relaxation will doubtless (for a time at least) be a boon to all of them, for their souls are being sorely tried now by a train ot grievance follow ing close upon their heels and dog ging every step, in the shape of thou sands of cotstituents just arrived in the city, aided by thousands of oth ers already hero, and all wanting a thousand little matters attended to befote Congress adjourns. These pilgrims are from every section of the United States, from Maine to Texas, from Florida to California; each has his pet project. It may be the passage of a little bill, or the ob tainmentof a little office, but no mat ter how small to the rest ot Die world it is a life and death scheme to him and at this high pressure stage of the session he asks his congressman to run it through at once. Every Senator and Member is ransacking his brain for invention to elude this ubiquitous mob, which in turn is manoeuvring how to intercept him on his way from his bedroom to Ms breakfast table, and at each success ive movement he makes daring the day, until he places his distracted head upon his pillow at night for a short, distracted repose, his stolen slumbers even being haunted by vis ions of his vigilant pursuers. When he starts for the Capitol he is tugged, pulled, button -holed and talked at until constrained to break away by force and take horse-ear or carriage as his case may ber When he arrives at the Capitol he has to run another gauntlet before he .,can reach the cloak-room. Once upon the floor, he finds half a dozen of the privi leged class, the ex-congressman, wait ing to make other impossible request. Every few minutes he is handed a card from some influential person from his own state, (perhaps his next door neighbor when at home), for whom he has the highest regard, and who cannot, with politeness and safety to his political existence, be denied the "few words" that invaria bly lengthen into an interview of fifteen or twenty minutes. He tries to glance at his letters on his desk, but his fellow members surround him and ask his assistance in further ing their projects, for each is in turn assailed in the same way. He is forced to listen over and over again to the sjme questions, requests, and inquiries as to the probable result of the cherished scheme, until his once active brain is addled and his clear understanding muddled. Truly, the last dayd of the Congressman are hard. Washington will undergo a great change in it general -crowd and as pect between the fourth tnd fifth days of March. Many of the Sena tors and Represenatives will leave the city with their families on Sun day, having secured seats and berths on the train for that day. Political life in Washington is said to exer cise a most demoralizing influence upon the averaged Congressman by destroying relish, for, and adaption to private life forever afterwards. More than half of the present Con gress will soon have a chance to test the truth of this, and meditate over the ephemeral character of political influence. The city now so abounds in greatness, that you rub against it at all public places, jostle in on the street corners, confront it on the Avenue, see it everywhere; but much of it, is on the point ot vanish ing, to return to its original insigni fiance, and will leave no trace or footprint here. The Gazette Job Printing tlje I? PHFPAr.I'P TO bO A T.Ti K1XT1H nF V,'ns N Y. vat it. is, you potter don,t daho 110 stock in dem weader hredietSnns. Dose people don't know nodi? g. They can't tell no petter as I can." "But, my dear sir," said a person present ":hey foretold the storm we have just encountered," "Veil dat ish zo," replied the German, contem platively; "but I dell you vat it is dat storm vould have come yust du same it it had not breditced." A lady had in her employ an ex cellent girl who had one fault. Her face was always in a smudge Mrs. tried to tell her to wa h hei f o; tviih out offending her; and at last she resorted to strategy. "Do yon know Bridget," she remarked in a confidential manner, "that if you wash your face every day in hot, soapy water, it will make you beau tiful?" "Will it?" answered the wily Bridget. "Sure, it is a wonder y hiver tried it, ma'am. A new rival brass band was 'hired to play at the funeral of a Connect!-, cut deacon. They were playing a slow and solemn dirge at the grave when suddenly the trombone man shot out a blast that started tha hearse horses and broke up the whole procession. The leader, turning up on him fiercely; asked what he was doing that for. He answered, with a smile: "Wall, I thought it was a note and it wan't nothing but a boss fly; but I played it." Ih&Arhrnsaw Traveler tells of a St. Louis :nan whose feet were st large that when he undertook to use. the forks-of a county road tor a boot jack he. split the road wide open and spoiled the entire geography of tho neighborhood. THE ZODIAC. (Boomcrpr.g.) Very few people know the signi fication of the various signs peculiar to the title page of the almanac, and some of them are not axactly clear to us. In the first instance, the man who stands in the centre with hi vest unbottoned in such a manner as to expose his alimenary canal, has alvays been a mystery to us. Why in every almanac for the past century tli is man, with his works exposed to the cold night air should be given the most prominentlplace in a litera ry work like the almanac, we are unable to' clearly understand. He certainly can claim no great degree of consideration for this act. It does not entitle him any amount of prom inence, for the public do not thirst , PD1732XT AN3.PEEHAP3 PITHY. Against the grain. Widow wo man to chemist (who was weighing a grain of calomel in dispensing a pre scription for her sick child) "Man, ye needna' be sae schrimpy wi't 't is for a puir fatherless barir!" It may be set down as an axiom that when a person grows fat he grows waistful. An American and an Englishman were discussing the relative size of the Thames and the Mississippi. The American finished the argument thus: "Why, sir there ain't enough water in the Thames to make a gar gle for the mouth of the mouth ot the Mississipsi!" "What papers ofFmy writing-desk J are you burning there?" cried an au thor to the servant. "Oh, only the papers what's all written over, sir. I hain't touched any of the cieaD," was the comforting reply. A gentleman at a theatre sits be hind a lady who wears a very large hat. "Excuse me; madam; but un less you remove your hat I can see absolutely nothing." Lady ignores him. Excuse me, madam; bur un less you remove your hat, something unpleasant will happen. Lady ig nores him again. Gentleman put on his own hat. L"ud cries from the audience, Take off that hat! Take off that hat! Lady thinks they mean her hat and removes it. Thank you, madam. "Please, ma'am is that me your drawing milking the cow in that picture?" "YVhy. yes, my little man but I didn't know you were looking. "Cez, it it's me"' continued the boy, unmindful of the artist's confess ion, "you've put me on the wrong side of the cow, and I'll get kicked way off the lot over tho fence." "Look here!'.' said he; "I dell you for a view of a man who has mado sn autopsy of himself, and is appar ently proud of it. When the planets have to do with tho cardiac orifio we do not at this moment know pos itively, or why astronomy and th gastric juice should have anything in common. Again we must come out and con fess our ignorance as to the bearing that the ram or the tarantula, or tho twins, or the crab, or other astrono mical delirium tremens may have up on the weather. Of course it is stu pidity, and we ought to be ashamed of it, but we are in that fix and we cannot help it. When out sons get. old enough to look into these things we will see that they aren't left t grope along through life and make a mortal show of themself as their fathers did. SUGAR CANE. Minnesota farmers are cultivating sugar cane with great assiduity. Those who ra:"ed crops say they make more money in that way than in any other kind of farming, and i: is believed by many experimenter that the industry will prove even more lue.ative than in tie Soutl . The seed grown from Northern can -is also valuable. For feeding ani mals it is esteemed as good as corn, and it is better adapted for the man ufacture ofguclose. It is staled thai there is 110 such compensating re turns from the productions of tic Southern cane. Steps are bein taken towards the erection of fanr" sugar factories- ia several of Western Slates, with some ot whicK will be connected works for the rn-it: ufacture of glucose. Some onthu -siastic Northern cane-growers pre dict that we will soon be able i produce enough sugar to supply o' -' people, who now pay 100,000,000 . year far that staple to foreign na tions. Ex.