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JUNCTION CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY 31, 1901
Where the Farmer Goes to Sleep anil Keeps
on Making Money,
away to uo souui ana wm mere
Away In tho unset land,
Where the weird Hicrra lift to the sklei
The wUh of her jeweled hand
There Jie deep hid In tho mountain
As old a the world U old,
A fabnlous valley, dim "d grange,
That I known si tho Vale of Gold.
There's a golden K'dden lodge,
And bloom of gold, ami golden bees,
Gold In the graft and Rolling Bodge,
And gold Hi th orchard trees.
There ar flowers a bright aa theorbi
And bird of radiant wing.
And streams that quiver and dance for-
In time to tho tunes thoy sing,
Tlie jtoct w ho J-lined these Hue did
art under the momentary Uluaion that 1m
wan giving form and habitation to
dream rf tho mystical land of the ert
while Monteisumaa. Hut he ha long
since ended hit It in Van Winkle sleep,
and upon awakening and looking about
bha tho man of rhythm and Imagery
wag much surprised to find that he had
written a ptical description of La no
Lano county extend from tho summit
of the Cascades to tho Pacific Ocean. In
mIzo it 1 about five timeai large a
Khode Island or Connecticut. It front
on tho Pacific a distance of thirty mile,
with a splendid harbor at the rlty of
Florence. It occupies every altitude
from the ocean beach to the Klasier
crowned summit of the "Three Sisters"
at tho southeastern corner of tho county.
The Coast Haugo cut It In two from
north to south.
lau county 1 half prairio land, with
very rich oil, producing abundant crops
of grain, hay, fruit and vegetable, ami
half hill and upland. Tho tablo-land
' bordering the valley are partly covered
with tinner or brush, timet l it owing
oihmi cnouuh for fine intaro. Those
hud are fertile ami yield abundant
crop when cultivated, Every crop that
f row In tho Willamette Valley gtows
ii lane county. All the farm are sup
plied from natural source with tho belt
of water. The immense timber wealth,
aggregating nearly 20,000,000,000 feet, is
fust beginning to receive attention. No
county In the United States has a large
no amount of timber at Lane. Tho fa
inouu ljhemiu mining dintrict, dootiued
to Ijt'come tho Cripple Creek of Oregon,
lie partly In Lane county. .
11m popuhitioit of Lano county i
alw)ut 2'J,00O, all white. Tho county U
rapidly adding to it population desir
able Immigrant from the ' Kaxlern
Htate. Kugsue, I I miles south of Junc
tion City, with a population of 5,000, I
the county wat. .
Tho county' indoblodneH, amounting
to fM,0lKl, is comparaiively small, and
tho tx levy but 21 mill.
The following is a summary of the
production of Laue county for 1900:
Acre In county 2s7C47flO
Acre under cultivation 120,000
Bushel of wheat 750,000
VuhIicIs of oat. . ............... 625 000
Parley and ryo .......... V. . . . 28,000
ltusUoh of corn 2.1.000
Ton of hay.
, . 85,000
, . 20.0C0
. . 75,1X10
. . v ,000
ItUHhel of potatoes
llntter and cheese, pounds. ,
Pound of hop. , , .
ItUHhel of apple
ltnshel of pear.. , ,.
Bushel of jieunes
Lumber, feet. . , ... i ....... ,
Wool, pound ; . . . j .",
Ounces of goldduHt. ,
As a dairying section Lano county
possessoH many, advantage.- Grawseaof
all kind, both native and cultivated,
grow in luxuriance. ' Cattle have to de
pend but little upon hay, itinca the
, warm rains, from early in the fall to late
In the spring, keep tho Brass growing.
Even in tho dry summer season gran
remains frenh and green in the moud
ow along river and creek bottom and
in tho mountain valleys. Timothy. is
the leading pruHH, but wl He and red
clover mako romarkablo growthn, espe
cially tho former, which springs up
spontaneously on tho hill wherever tho
destruction of trees and underbrush
gives it-an opportunity..; . The imlura
grasses, tho cool summer breeaeg blow
ing in from tho Pacific,. unfailing water
supply, tho luxuriance will, which the
clovers and root thrive, combine to
make Lano county tlio Idoal home of the
cow. Not rturn to dairymen range
from ,H) to $.0 per cow per annum, do
ponding upon tho srrwle of the cow and
the intelligence with which the dairy
man manage hi herd. The numerous
ocean-going craft leaving the port of
Portland, Seattle and Tacoma for tho
Orient and all part of tho globe ia
perpetual guarantee wf a never-falling
market for dairy and all other products.
''TUB LUMBER INDUSTRY.
The .estimated amount of timlr in
Oregon is 300,000,000,000 feet (in round
number), board measure. Lane county
lead with 2H,OO,OO0,OO0.
The lumbering Industry lias asnumed
greater proKrtlon during the year than
ever before. Tlie Willamette, McKen
ie, Slunlaw, Coast Fork and Went Fork
River, Long Tom, Lake, Oreenleaf, No
fie, llh, Xelson and numrroti other
creek afford the best facilitle for float
ing log to tide witer, or to most any
point on the SouMmrn Paclflc foradis
tance of 200 mile. Ureal bodie of the
ftneot noble fir (commonly known a
larch), suuar and yellow idne, cedar,
oak, ash, maple, balm, and numerous
other KH:ie of oft and hard wood, lie
all about u. untouched, awaiting but
tho investment of capital to place it on
the markets ot the world In the various
form known to tho wants of man.
Timber land can be purchased for from
Hto per acre, the price depending
ujhh the amount and kind of timber
and it location. The Southern Pacific
Railroad Company ha thousand of
acre of fine timber land for sale.
The ftjoth-Kelly Lumber Comoanr.
Ibe largest manufacturer of lumber in
the county, are operating three large
plants, at Coburf, Saginaw and Wend
ling, with an averago daily capacity
of 310.000 fwt, the great majority of
which i shipped to point outaiao of
Why You Should Settle
in Lane Coity . .
Because it is the best country known to
tho man of moderate means.
Because you will find a country of rich
soil awaiting the settler. '
Because there are uplands, prairie lands
and alluvial river lottoms.
Because you can bo certain of profitable
return from whatever you put
in the soil.
Because the winter doe not consume
what the summer produce.
Because there are moro and better op
portunities for diversified farm
ing than elsewhere.
Because the seasons are regular, and no
fear of crop failure;-
Bccauso the country is never scourged
by cyclones, devastating storms
Because everything grown elaewheiecan
be produced hero more abun
dantly. Because there are more chances for the
profitable investment of capital
Because for healthfulnes thi section is
unequaled on the face of tho
Because you have no long winter months
to encounter, with no excessive
dry heat in summer,
Oregon, tho Southern Pacific Railroad
Company having conntructod 22 miles
of railroad for the exclusive purpose of
Touching and hauling out the output of
the Wendling plant. Tho main oJIlcos
of thi company are in Eugene.
There are numerous other smaller
plant in tho county, '
' : MINING, V.
The mineral resources of Lane county
are extensive and valuable. Tho dis
tricts attracting the most attention are
the Bohemia and Blue River. In the
former (W tamps are now installed.
There aro any number of rich mines
in tho Bohemiadistrict, principal among
whteh aro tho Helena, Annie, Musick,
Stocks A Harlow, Golden Slipper and
Champion, ami it is destined to become
a second Cripple Crook. Probably the
richest body of ore in tho dtstriet at the
present time uncovered is in the Helena
property. Where they are working now
the ore is so ,lch tho miners break it
down on canvas and stick it up to carry
it to tho mi'l. It fairly sparkles with
the thousands of specks of gold stlckinc
ad over It. . . ; , . . - . 8
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Junction City, Oregon, fa situated in
the northern part of Lano county, 110
miles south of Portland, 57 mile south
of Salem, the capital of tho State, and
14 mile north of Eugene, the county
seat. It is' on the main line of the
Southern Pacific Railroad, and ha a
Imputation of about 1000 inhabitants.
It 1 one of the most prosperous and en
terprising cities m the Willamette Val
ley. The city is platted on either side
of the Southi-.rn Pacific tracksand is in
the center of the widest portion of the
Willamette Valley. All kinds of mer
cantile interests, profession and trades
are here represented. Junction City
lias three churches, and graded school
building that cost over p'MM. The hotel
block was built by a stock company of
citixen. and cost over f 28,000. Here is
also to be found one of the finest opera
houses between San Francisco and Port
land. We bare one bank, the Farmers
& Mar'ihant', owned by home capital
ists. It is a sold institution. There
are threo largo grain eleratars here, two
newspapers, waterworks, a good steam
fire engine. Also ft full roller process
flour mill, which has gained an enviable
reputation for the excellence of its
flour both at home and abroad. This
mill pay the highest market prion for
Itt wheat, and pay cash. It is also a
a sound financial institution."
There i more grain aa I other pro
duce, including live stock, shipped from
this point than from any other place in
the Willamette Valley.
Another enterprise i a fruit drying
establishment, with the latest improve
ment for steam evaporating process,
with a drying capacity of 1000 brsliels
of prune per day. Thi plant hu a
warehouse and canning department, and
I one of the most complete of it kind in
the Slate. It i indispensable to the
Because you w ill find as orderly com
munities as anywhere on this
Because you will find the most otien
bearted ieople in tho world.
Because it is in the widet portion of the
fertile Willamette Valley, v
Because a a dairying section', it ha3 no
equal. It id tho ideal home of
Because for live stock, goat and sheep
rtiising it can't bo beat.
Because it onlain a . larger amount of
the beet merchantable timber
than any county in 'tho Unitsd
' States. . .....
Because of the great add growing trade
with China, Japan, the Philip
pines, Hawaii, Alaska, and
' every other port on tho face of
tho globe, t hirt section is sure
of a never-failing -.market, for
its grain, it lumber, live stock
and dairy product. No por
tion of the United States has as
bright a future before it todav
as the Willamette Valley, in
Because education is paramount. Pub
...( lie schools and churches are to
be found i every community.
fruit induUry in this section.
Ten acres of good bearing fruit tree,
with proper caro and attention, can be
made to net tho owner from $500 to fSCO
per annum. In starting these orchard?
and setting out trees from two to three,
years old, they will begin bearing the
fourth or fifth year, and you need not
bo out the "use of jour land from the
time of setting out tin trees until they
como to b'i'iring. They do better to
have tho land cultivated. You can
plant with vegetables, and. by so doing
mako it profitable each' year. Land
6!!?iible for these orchards can bo
bought at $ 15 to 30 per acre, according
to location. Apple and jxar orchards
ere also very proti table. v A
Another enterprise, and not the least
by any means, Is a creamery that ha
just been established hero by the
Weathorly Creamery Co., of PortUnd,
one of tho substautiul : and wide-awake
business concerns of that city. ' Tho
plant is equipped With the very latent
machinery for making butter, and has a
J. Vc Kaiif f man
Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits,
$5.50 Up to $65.
Ladies' Capes & Jackets,
$1U? to $25.
Big Line Men's Clothing.
SUITS ALL-WOOL, SILK-SEWED.
$7.50 and Up.
Hail Orders Eeceive
"DOST OVERLOOK OUH
capacity of 2000 pounds a day. Besides
supplying the wants of the people
of thi vicinity, through oar merchants,
tri-weekly shipment aro made to Port
land, where there is always an active
market for dairy product.
Here is a grand opportunity to make
a good comfortable living and lay up
some money for a rainy day. Good
dairy cow will bet the owner from 30
to 1 30 per cow per annum. There is
anyamonnt of excellent land for dairy
purposes, in ckse proximity to JunctionX
City, that can be purchased iu parcels
... ... ' , -Art"t . fwt .
Creamery company pays the highest
market price for butter fat, and pays in
(ash once a month, so that its patrons
aie never without ready cash and that
puts a man on the same footing as the
village blacksmith, who "looked the
whole world in the face, for hevwed not
any maa." No industry offers better
inducements or insures a better return
for the money invested than s-. herd of
gooj dairy cows intelligently miunged.
The Willamette ai!y extends west
ward from Junction City about 15 miles
to tho foothill of the Coa.t Range.
Southwest of Junction, near these foot
hills, is Elmira, on the stage line to the
eoaf-t. There is quito a little business
carried on at this place. Besides a post
oflicc, there are stores, 4 church, school
house, sawmill, blacksmith shop, etc.
It is situated on tho Long Tom River,
whicif (lows north through 5Ionroe. an
other flourishing littla town, iu Benton
county, and empties into the Willamette
River some six or eight milts iioriheast
of. Monroe. The Kovcrhment has al
ready appropriated money to improve
this stream and make it navigable to its
MonrooisO miles northeast of Junc
tion City, in Benton county, and te sur
rounded by a good farming country. It
has two large general merchandise stores,
a drug store, livery stable, school, Cath
olic and Protestant churches. It is 17
miles south of Corvallis, tho county seat
of Benton comity.' A new! railroad from
Junction City through Monroo to Cor
vallis, to connect tho main line of the
Southern Pacific with tho branch road
from Portland to Corvallis, U a th'ug of
tho near future, .. .
Hairisburg is tho" first 6iation north
of Junction City, at a distance of 4
miles, on the main line of tho Sor litem
Paciriu railroad. It is on the catt side
vf the Willamette Rivor, n the sou them
part of Linn county,, It has about 00
Contiuued on last page.
Of JUNCTION CITY, OREGON
J. .Brsrtv ell, Oko. W. Pickets
Precitlent. Vice President.
. C. WAKllBCfcXX,' F. W. WARHRCBXil ,
Cuinor. ' A"-t (V:ii r.
Has the best ficilities for kia.llin tha
hankinsr buisnessof Nortli Lane
anl South Benton counties. i
Boam of Directors: '
J. A. Biihhnell, C. W. WHshburne
T. A. Idilliorn. t
A. G. Hovet,
B. II. Hovey
L. G. riru-v;
A. G. HOVEY & CO.
.. .Transact a peneral banking busiucs.
Established, 1S82. Oldest bank iu tho
county. Eugene, Or.
VINCENT & CO.
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