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CITY AND COUNTY
The UPinu office is now located in tb
building across the street from iti former
quarters. We cannot eeod out bill tlia
wek m promised ia onr last, but will have
them io ear next Utae. "
Hat i and cspast the F. ft M. Store.
Prof Catch visited tbe Dalles this week,
A new lot of Kill Glove at F. B. Dunn's.
If yon wish to buy goods cheap call at
8 H Friendly'.
Th best liue of neck wear at the F. t SI.
Highest cuh price paid for wheat by
Rosenblatt ft to.
Call and see that large stock of goods for
sale at Friendly'.
The F. AM. Store the only exclusive cloth
ing itore in the city.
Bsl line of famishing gnds in the city at
the F. ft M. Clothing Store.
Call and eiamiue the clothing at the
Farmers and Mechanics Store
For good deutiatry at reasouabl figure gn
to Dr. Davis, over Grange store.
Sam Koseublatt baa moved to tbe room
next door to MoClareu's sal eon.
A new awning is being b'tilt In front of Dor
ris' brick and tbe post oXe building.
Mr. Melviu Henderson bas returned from
surveying tour to Eastern Oregon.
County Court proceedings were crowded
out this week, but will appear next.
Silver Tlated Ware A complete assort
ment; all new 8IYLKS, at Craiu Bros.
8 II Friendly sells chesp for caali boots,
shoes clothing, bats, caps fancy goods, etc.
A new lot of brocade drew good, perfect
trautiei, at F B Dunn's for IS cents per yard
We are glad to learn that Mr John Kin
tey is improving aud there is hop of hi re
covery. Thel. X. L. Store has a large stock of la
dies rubbors which they offer for 50 cents
All those indebted to ns, either by note or
book account, are requested to call aud set
tle at ence. Osbi'hn ft Co.
Mr. "Curg" Jackson of the New Idrian
Quicksilver Mine, paid Eugene a short visit
Mr. F. B. Dunn wishes to iuform the far
mers that ha will pay the highest market
price for wheat.
You can buy a nice genteel hat for $1, and
a pair of calf boots for (4, at F. B. Dunn's.
Go aud see him.
Mr S II Friendly will pay the highest
caih market price for wheat. Give him a
call before selling your grain elsewhere.
Ths survey in;; party headed by T. C. Jud
kins returned one day this week. Mr. If. C.
Perkins, Col. Ankeny, and Chas. Whiteaker
are expected next week.
Ge and see that largo stock of goods just
received at Hendrick's before purchasing else
where. Thelest stock of mens clothing and
furnishing goods at prices to suit the times.
Business men should not forget that
blank notes, bill-heads, statements, letter
heads, and every description ef commercial
printing are neatly and promptly executed
at th Gi'ARO office.
Rosenblatt ft Co desiring to close out
their business gives notice that they will sell
below co it until December, when the goods
rvmsiuing will be closed out at forced sales.
Com early and secure bargains.
A Mystery Solved.
About four weeks ago Mr. George Cook, re
aiding on the OJell farm on the MolCenzie,
jven miles from this place, mysteriously dis
appeared. A little later bis family packed up
their effects and left, going no one knew
whither. So hurriedly did they leave that one
of the boys left his best clothes at the neigh
bors where he was working, and refused to
stay until the small wages due him was paid.
Rumors were afloat that Mr. Conk had not
been treated well by bis wife and sons, and
after their departure the premises were thor
oughly searched by th neighbors to find if
possible any evidence of foul play. None
however was found and the matter remained a
mystery to the people of that vicinity
The cloud of suspicion that remained over bis
family hss at lost been removed by news that
Mr. Cook is visiting a sister at Martinez, Cali
fornia. Wind Storm. We learn from Dr. Shel
ton that a terrific wind storm visited the vi
tality of the McKeuzie Bridge, Tuesday
night, equaliug it i said the storm of last
Wiuter. Many trees were blowu down, aud
tbe road for several miles below the bridge
was blocked with fallen timber. No atmos
pheric disturbance was noticeable at this
Large Owl. The residents in the vicin
ity of the Baptist Church have been missing
chickens lately. Mat Hendricks caught the
offenderl'hursday evening iu the act, and
administered a dose of shot which proved his
death. It woe an owl, aud the largest one
ws ever saw, meaaunug oyer fiv feet from
tip to tip.
Social Clcb. --By request of many mem
bers of the Social Club, a meeting will be
held at Duuu's Hall at C30 P. M. to-uight
to reorganize and niake arrangements for
the Wiuter. . J. B. Us her wood,
A Mistake. --The rnmor that has been
circulated by some on-, that Dr Sbelton in
tended leaving, is entirely without founda
tion. He propose to stay and fellow bis
O lit T. I... L i n nP VAlltS
awi i ATaii. o (
UUj fat bogs, and will pay to i
pmoi mora than aay ether barer.
Shall AVc Have Protection
Sine th recent fire tbe question of secur
ing some a lequut protection agaiuet the tire
fiend baa agitated our citisaus. Meetings
bav ben held aud committees appoint! to
iuquir into th expediency f the several
ni4urs propped. A majority of our peo
ple are in favor of waterworks with a reser
voir to bold the water ou bkiuutr't Butt.
There are iprings to th south of towu that
can be depended on to supply all the water
that the city would require for many years
in the future. One nu Dunn's farm, 3 miles
south has a flow of about i gallons a min
ute, and auother near Spencer Butte, 5 miles
distaut, will supply 30 gallons a minute.
Either of these spring furiiiihc suflicient
water, and is available if it is determined
that they have over a hundred feet fall. Two
inch pip wonld b required to convey the
water to the reservoir. Another scheme is
to place a water wheel at th mill property,
and with a rotary pump fore the wtter to
th reservuir . There are many good argu.
ments in favor of waterworks with a reser
voir on the Butte. The water could be used
ia private houses for house work, in botuls,
stables, for spriukliug street and lawns, be
sides protection against tire. The time is unt
far distant, if it has not already arrived when
the well water will be uufit for drinkicg and
cookiug purposes. The ti 1th and offal of tbe
ci'y seeping through tbe ground reudcriug
the water impure will breed disease and
death. The cost uf this system is variously
estimated at from $10,000 to $13,000.
Others favor a Babcock fire extinguisher or
a second class hand engine. The cost of either
of these would be about (3,000, besides keep
ing them in repair and dicing cisterns, would
be a constant imurce of expense. The water
works are preferable, but in case that is foumi
urnre cxpennive than our citizen can stand, w
say (,-ive us a good hand engine. Anything to
prove ut another fire like that which swet mrt
oi our town tnio amies on tie ata ot this
1 Our community was startled Tuesday
on learning that Mr. P. C. Renfrew, of Mc
Keuzie Bridge, had committed suicide. Mr.
Joseph Peplit, the moil carrier, was at the
bridge at the time tbe act was committed, 4:30
o'clock Monday evening, and immediately
started for this city fur a physician, riding the
53 miles by 3 o'clo -k in the morning. The ser
vices of Dr. Shelton were procured, and be
started for the bridge arriving there however
too late to bo of any beueSt to the unfortunate
man, whose life pastd away about 9:30 o'clock
Tuesday morning, 13 ho rs after the shooting.
An inquest was held by A. S. Powers, J. P.,
and the following facts ascertained:
Something unusual had been noticed in his
manner on the morning of the shouting. He
was workinr for awhile but quit and went up
stairs, whore it is thought be got the pistol
sir I then went out near the barn and com
mute! t'.ie fatal deed. The leadf n mensenger
of death entered his head behiud and above
his left ear, ponied through the upper lobe of
bis brain ranging downward, and pressed out
the skull of the rybt temple. The pistol, a
small four-barreled derringer, was found iu his
pocket. He was found sitting against a tree
unconscious. While they were carrying him
to the house he partly recovered conscious
ness and endeavored to get at tbe pistol His
talk was rumbling until death came.
Mr. Kenfrew was about 45 years of age.
He came to this county about seven years ago,
enlisting in the McKcnzie Wagon lioad en
terprise, which by bis energy and perseverance
has became a success, A genial and accom
plished gentlemen cf fine feelings and instincts,
he made friends of all with whom ha came in
era tact. His unfortunate end is sincerely re
gretted by a wide circle of acquaintances.
The following is the verdict render by the
'We the jury summoned to inquire into
the cause ot the rteain ot llie person wliose
remains lies before us, find that his uame was
1'hiliiuilcr Chase Renfrew. That he came
to his death on the lu'th day of November,
1SS0, nt his residence at McKenzie Bridge,
Lane county, Oregon, from elTccts of a pistol
sliot wound inflicted by himself about lour
o'clock 1' M, Nov lb', 1SS0, in the barn lot
uear bis resideuce ns aforesaid.
A D Thompson,
M ii McCarty,
J H Bklknap,
J W Hill,
P E Dfjtz,
C W Tuumpsok.
Attest. A S Powers, J P. Acting Coroner.
Euoene City, Nov. 13, 18S0,
Council met pursuant to ordinance.
' jFreseut Councilmen Duuo, EdrisJChurch,
Sloan, McCIung, Peters; Recorder and Mar
shal. Mayor Dorris.
Beading the minutes of the lost meeting
were dispensed with.
On motion the City Council resolved
itself into a committee of tbe whole to
act in connection with a committee chosen
by the citizeu for the purpose of consider
ing tbe question of fire and water.
On motion adjourned.
H. C. Hcmfhret, Recorder.
At a joint meeting of the Council as a
committee of the whole, and a committee
chosen by the citizeu, consisting of A
Sharpies, A G Hovey, J J Walton. A S
Patterson and J M Thompson! B F Dorris
was chi sen Chairman, and H C Humphrey
After considerable discussion th follow
ing committee were appointed to report,
subject to a call of tbe chairman:
W ays and Means A V Peter-, A G He
vcy, J M Tnompeou, J II McClaug.
Water Sharpie, Dunn, Sloan.
Eugiaes Walton, Thompson, Patterson.
Piping and Holly System Edris, Church,
On motion adjourned.
H. C. HmrnRET, Secretary.
Holiday Goods. Just received, a beaoti
f a 1 line cf Holiday G ooda. Call and examine
ar stock, heiaotrau totbowguods.
Again In Trouble.
Th Rv(!) peoiwick is again In trouble.
He ha been making himself too handy with
th fli-ck at Baker City, as will be seen from
the following extract from th Luker City
Reveille, of November 10th:
"A is well kuown in Baker City and vi
cinity, this individual has been holding a ae
ries of religion meetings in th Methodi.t
Church of this place for th last tw or thins
week. But his labor were suddenly cloned
last Monday; aud whether be will rotuine
here is doubtful. It seem that wherever
h goes, trouble follows hira; reports follow
him, and thry ar in tbe same chanuel aoin
woman is at th bottom of it. Whether
these report are tru or false w cannot say.
Th excitement ran quite high here last
Monday, and threats were made of treating
him to a coat of Ur and feathers. But a w
write the publio pulse I jats more regularly.
We uaderstand that th whole affair i to b
investigated by the church of which b U a
member, aud that they will moke a fair and
impartial report. It i gent-rally understood
e"en uow tint be has been guilty of nothing
violative of eithor the laws of God or man.
Xooue questions th purity of heart or th
character of the lady iuvolved in the matter.
The worst (aid of her i that she show bad
judgment. We will wait the result of th
investigation alluded to abov before taking
a decided stand ou way or the other. Let
justice be done. Give even th devil hi
due. Do to him Jus any of his accuser
would wish to be done by if placed iu his
circumstauces. Iu conclusion we simply re
mark that ws are at a loss to know how it is
that Mr. Spauswick awakens an interest in
religion in any community. In our judg
ment he is no orator. There is no oratorical
magnetism about him whatever. He lisp a
little and speaks iudistiuctly quit often. To
us bi mannor are cold and repulsive. There
is no affiuity between us; and to ns be has
the look of a cold, hard bigoted dogmatist.
Ye have seen men iu the penitentiary whose
looks pleased us better tbau those of 'Rev.
T. W. Spans wick."
State of Oreuon,
Salem, Nov. 9, 1880. )
In eccordance with a custom that has pre
vailed for a long period of time, I, W. W,
Thayer, Governor of the State of Oregon, do
hereby appoint Thursday, the 25th day of
November, 1SS0, as a day of thanksgiving
In testimony whereof 1 have hereunto let
my hand and caused the seal of the Stat
to be affixed the day above written. .
seal. W. W. Thater,
" Governor uf Oregon.
By the Governer,
R. P. Earhart,
Secretary of Mate.
Pkof. GATCii.-a-The Oregonian is author
ity for the statement that Prof T M Gatch
has been employed by the board of director
of the Wasco Independent Academy, of the
Dalles, as president and piincipal of the
academy, for a term of three ami one-half
years. Prof Gatch bo made many friend
during bi stay in this city who will regret
losing him. The State University loses (a
valdable teacher, and the town on of it
A Heavy Blow. While engaged in help,
ing raise the frame of a bam for Mr. Whit'
uy, Mr. Belvail received a severe blow from
falling timber. A stick 10x10 and
16 feet long fell about eight feet striking hi in
on the bead and shoulders and crushing him
to the ground. Fortunately no bones were
broken, but it is feared that bis back is se
Thanksgiving Sociable. There will be a
Thanksgiving sociable at the residence of
Mr M Bryion, Nov, 23th, for tho benefit of
the liaptist CliuHi, to which all are cordial
ly invited. Refreshments will be passed
during the evening. A collection will also
be taken up. Muiic, both iiistrumentul atid
vocal, readings, croquet, etc, will be among
the amusements of the evening.
A Change. Mr. D. Hynian bos leased
the building formerly occupied by Mr. Stein
heiser in ordir to obtain more room to ac
commodate his growing busiuess. lie is re
fitting the room iu good style, rud will
have an attractive pluce.
Nkw Butcher Shop. Witter ft McFar
land have formed a partnership to engage iu
the butcher business. They have bought
the Pennington property, aud ar building a
shop iu which to carry ou their business.
Just Received The largest stock of jew
elry ever brought to Eugene at Criin Bros.
Picture Frames Ad immense stock and
cheap at Craiu Bios
CARD OF THANKS.
We, the undersigned tender our heartfelt
thauks to tbe citizeus of Eugene for their un
precedented kimluesnin our long and soreatllic
lion. We had consulted the most eminent
of the physicians of the state, and with but
little eucouragemeut as to living but a short
time, but thiough the extraordinary skill and
more than brotherly kindnesa of Dr. Miarplea
I am in a fair way to recover, and to the Ma
sonic Fraternity we are under ever lasting ob
ligations. Dr. ft Mho. 1L M. Chaffer.
Mrs Dr Crapper has rented tbe brick buil
ding(formcrly occupied by Mrs Renfew, and
bas relurhisued ana fitted it np for a restau
rant and boarding bouse. It will be opened
next Monday, Nov ''A. Twtlv well fur
nhhed bcdroomato let to lodgers. Warm
meals at 1 1 home. Mrs Crapper asks for a
share of the public pat.'ouage, and will in
sure ber OKikiug first class as it will be
do-j by white labor.
fire! Fire! Fire!
B C Penning ton wants every one he has ac
counts with to come forward aoJ pay up. If
you have not grt th money go and borrow it,
tor I bav bills to pay and cannot pay without
money, A word to tbe wie ia sufficient.
Don't dly. H- G. Pesnisoto.
J P Thompson, piano toner and repairer
for D W pieutic ft Co, is in town. All or
drs left with Craia Bros will be pi otuptly at
A column dsvotsd to th InUrmts of tbs
Lauroao and Kutaxiaa Literary Societies, and
the Stat I'uiveraity.
C. M. MILL, EDITOR,
Nw student are oomiug in all th tint .
To Eutaxiaus are prosperous aud pro
grossiv. , ,
Th library rooms hav a new door plat.
Prof. Straub ha a larg German class, and
has lately offered a large Geimsu dictionary
to .the best scholar iu tU class at th ud of
The Seniors have an examination next
week in History of Civilization. Professor
Condon exsmiued tbe class in "Physical
r . It .1 i 'n..
ream res mis wees, in student gener
ally acquitted themselves well.
Nomination of officer uext Friday night.
Th Laurean olitician ar busy now mak
ing out tickets aud counting voter. Boy
dou't bribe tbe sergesut-at-arm.
Prof. Gatch went to tbe Dulles a week ago
yesterday. He has been offered the position
of Principal of the Wasco Independent
Acader.iy, at a (alary of $2,000 per year (or
three years, aud has gone to the Dalle to
tak a thorough look at the lituation. If h
hould accept the position it would b a
great gain to Eastern Oregon, but a heavy
loss to th University. However, we would
till have, by far, th best faculty ia the
The regular auuual meeting ot th Laurean
and Eutaxian corporations, was held Novem
Ths following named person war elected
officers for the snsuing year: President, Ar
thur Frazer; Secretary, Miss Mary McCor
nsckj Treasurer, Miss Carrie Walker; Libra
rian, Geo M Hoyt; Assistant Librarian, Miss
Emilia Bean. Miss Alice Dorris and W
Mount were elected trustees, th president,
secretary aud treasurer of th corporation
making tbe three others.
The report of th trustees shows that the
receipts for th year have been $163 40; die
burseintnts, $128 23; liabilities, $34; cash on
baud, $41 23.
The trustees wcr ordered ta purchase i
suitable book case for the us of th corpor
ation. - Th same to cost about $40, and to
be ready for use in ou mouth.
Not the dimpled cheek, nor th rosy
check, uor th pale check, nor the paiuted
cheek, uor the powdered cheek, nor the soft
cheek, 'but "cheek," tint synonym of
"brass," that slang. It is a bad thing to
hav. The worst disfigurement of a beauti
ful face, to say nothing of th character. It
i what make a young man or woman "alto
gether lovely aud not to be desired." And
yet some people think it is a great endow
ment. They say it will assist you in life,
aud keep yon well np in the world. They
cull it the nisgio key that unlocks the suc
cess, the only chisel with which to carv ouf
your fortunes. What nonsense i such talk
a this! If we except a very few callings,
aud these for the most part, uudesirable, we
can truthfully say that it is always a hiu
dranc to genuine, henest achievement
That man or woman who has average abil
ity coupled with the independence that
come with an upright life, bas all th aelf
coutideuce needed to sustain the conflict
which is most successfully waged with ths
sterner weapons, integrity, caramon-sense
and kindred qualties of character. Don't
develop yonr :heek then: but if yon already
have it, or feel it growing, hew it off and
cast it from you, for it ia hotter to euter into
life with no cheek at all, than to enter iu
with twain, and they "brass."
The lost session of the Laurean Society
wo the occasion of another of those pleosaut
reunions of the two societies. W notice as
we visit the Laureans from time to time, a
marked improvement, plaiuly showing that
both officers snd members are doing good
Mr. C' A. Woody occnp'ei th Presiden
ts! chair with dignity, and render decision
with a promptness that would be a credit to
a parliamentarian having years of experience.
Mr Goltra as Secretary renders the President
that invaluable aid that only a faithful Sec
retary can. Mr. Reasouer discharge the du
ties of Strgeant-at-arm with efficiency.
W. C. Taylor in the capacity of Critic
carefully note all points needing improve
ment Mr. W. Slater, th Treasurer, read
a report which ihowed that th right man is
in thtTright place.
The literary exercise were openid by Mr.
Mount reciting th National Anthem in bis
asual clear and forcible style. Mr. Goltra
followed with an essay describing the advan
cement of Liberty from the earliest age to
th present time. The essay was well writ
tn aud ahowed careful thought.
Th recess was spent in the interchange of
view between Laureans ana x.uuxians,
"probably" in regard to th debate which
was opened npon the societies being called
to order. Tbe question was, "Resolved,
That th Eleventh Biennial Session of th
Oregon Legislature was a Failure and a I-oss
of the People's Money." C S Williams was
leader on th affirmative snd ably supported
by C M Hill as colleague. Th negative was
defended with great vigor by J D Slater and
bis colleagues, Mexsrs. Frazer and Hen
dricks. Good argument was produced on
both sides and all the speakers acquitted
themselves with the seal characteristic of
the Laureans. The president rendered th
decision in favor of the negative. Eminent
among the Laurean are mauy, wh will, in
time, receive th substantial support of th
Entaxian when tbe amendment to the Con
stitution, acted npon by oar last Legislator,
will bav come in force. Gketches.
W will pay the highest market price for
pork in cash
McCORSACK ft REXSHAW.
LJ LJLJULZJ D
EUGENE CITY, OREGON.
Are closing: out their well known business
in Eugene City, and
TO REDUCE STOCK.
CLQSIHG OUT PRICES I
As one of the partner's will withdraw
ROSENBLATT & CO, Eugene City.
ZTAll who kaow tliemselvcs in debt to the above firm on
account or A'ote, will j. lease settle by tlieliriti of December
offer for the next 90
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