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JUNCTION CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1901
(All New Goods)
For 12 Price.
Is the Land Where Rolls the
To Picture Its Wealth Would Require the Pen
of Ruskin or the Brush of a Durer.
r -Lane County,
Bounteous nature loves all lands,
Beauty wanders everywhere,
Font-prints leaven on mnny strands,
But her home U turly here.
Angel tol.l their wings and rest t
In this Eden of the West.
Lane county extends from the summit
of the Cascades to the Pacific Ocettu. In
aizo it U about five times as largess
Rhode Island or Connecticut. It fronts
on the Pacific a distance of thirty miles,
with a splendid harlwr at the city of
'Florence. It occupies every altitude
from the ocean beach to the glazier
crowned miinmit of the "Three Sinters"
t the HonthcHi'tern corner of the county.
The Coast-Kange cuts it in two from
uorth to south. ,.,,.
Lane county is half prairie land, with
very rich soil, producing abundant crops
t.i a'rulii. hav. fruit and vegetables, and
half hill oud upland. The table-hinds
bordering the valleys ore partly covered
with timber or brush, inobt of it being
open enough for line pasturage. These
lands are fertile' and yield, abundant
crops when cultivated. Ever crop that
grows in the Willamette Valley glows
in I .a no county. All the farms are sup
plied front natural Hources with the bent
of water. Tho immense timber wealth,
aggregating nearly 23,000,000,000 foot, is
hist beginning to receive attention. No
county in the United States has hs largo
an amount of timber as Iano. The fa
mous Bohemia mining district, destined
to Income tho Cripple Creek of Oregon,
lies partly In Lane county.
The population of Lane county is
about 22,000, oil white. Tho county is
rapidly adding to' its population desir
able immigrants from the Eastern
aid. Kuwno. 14 miles south of Junc
tion City, with a population of 5,000, is
tim .nn ti I v went.
Tho county's indebtedness, amounting
to $85,000, is comparatively small, and
lw t ax low but 21 mills.
Tti following is a Bnmmary of the
productions of Lane county for 1900:
Acres in county 2,70-1,700
Acres under cultivation 120,000
Bushels of wheat. . . 750,000
Mushels of oats 028 000
itarley and rye 2,000
Bushels of corn 2",0l)0
Tons of hay 85,000
Bushels of potatoes 225.000
Butter and choobo, pounus oiHi.mw
i.,n,U nf hon. .1.000.000
Iiushela of apples.;.- 300,000 1
HnniMttw-Af p rs. 20,OC.O
tiiiHhvIs of prunes 73,000
Uimner, li-ct iHJ.OOO.OOO
Wool, (HUtiids -150,000
Ounces of gold dust. fi,(KW
Excepting tho tropical and citrus va
rieties, all fruits thrive in Lane county
even the tender olive and fig. 'Al
monds, peanuts and walnuts have
- Junction City, Oregon, la situated In
tho northern part of Lane county, 110
miles south of I'ortland, 57 milts south
of Ralrnn, the capital of the State, and
14 miles north of Eugene, the county
scat. It is on tho main line of tho
Southern Pacific Railroad, and has a
population of about (l000 inhabitants.
It Is one of the most prosperous and en
terprising cities tn the Willamette Val
ley. The city Is platted on cither side
of the Southern Pacific tracks, and is fn
the center of the widest portion of the
Willamette Valley. All kinds of mer
cantile interests, professions and trades
are here represented. Junction City
has three churches, and a gradwl school
building that cost over f00. The hotel
block was built by a stock company of
citixens, and cost over $28,000. Here is
also to bo found one of the finest opera
houses between oan Francisco and Port
land. We have one bank, the Farmers
& Merchant', owned by fcotnc capital
ists. It is a solid institution. There
are three large grain elevators here, two
newspapers, waterworks, a Eod steam
fire enzine. Also a full roller process
flour mill, which has pained an enviable
reputation for tho excellence of its
flour both at homo and abroad. This
mill pays the highest market price for
Its wheat, and pays cash. It Is also a
a sound financial institution. ,
There is more grain and other pro
duce, including live stock, shipped from
this point than from any other place m
the Willamette Valley.
Another enterprise U a f rait drying
establishment, w ith the latest Improve
ments for steam evaporating process,
with a drying capacity of WOO. bushels
of prunes per day. This plant has a
warehouse and canning department and
is one of the most com tdete of its kind in
the $tatc. It is indispensable to the
fruit induttry in this section.
Ten acres of good Waring fruit tree,
with proper care and attention, can be
made to net the owtier from 500 to f.:0
per annum. In starting tbw orchards
and settling out tre3 from two i three
years old, they will begin bearing the
fourth or fifth year, and jou need not
be out the use of your land from the
time of setting out tho trees until they
come to Waring. They do better to
have the land cultivated.' You can
plant with vegutables, and by bo doing
make it profitable each year; Land
suitable for thco orchards can bo
bought at $15 to f 5C per acre, according
Ladies' Tailor-Made Sui ts,
li $5.50 Up to $65.
Ladies' Capes & Jackets,
r $1 Up to $25.
Big Line Men's Clothing.
SUITS ALL-WOOL, SILK-SEWED.
$7.50 and Up.
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
POX'f OVERLOOK OUtt
Dry Goods Department.
capacity of 2000 pounds a day. Besides !
supplying the wants of thd people
of this vicinity, through our merchants,
tri-weekly shipments are made to Port
land, where there is always an active
market for dairy products.
Here is a grand opportunity to make
a good comfortable Uvin and lay up
some money for a ra'.ny day. iood
dairy cows will net the owner from f30
tof.'iO per cow per annum. There is
any amount of excellent land or dairy
purposes, in elf se proximity to Junction
City, that can be purchased in parcels
to suit at from 12 to 25 jwr acre. The
Creamery company pays the highest
market price for butter fa., and pays in
cash once a month, so that its patrons
are never without ready cah and that
puts a man on tho same footing as the
village blacksmith, who-"looked the
whole world in the face, for he owed not
any man." No industry offers belter
inducements or insures a better return
for the money invested than a herd of
good dairy cows intelligently managed.
Why You Should Settle
in Lane County . .
Because it is the best country known to
the man of moderate means.
Becauso you will find a country of rich
soil awaiting the settlor.
Because there are uplands, prairie lands
and alluvial river bottoms.
Because you can becortnin of profitable
returns from whatever you put
in tho soil.
Bocauso the winter does not cousumo
what the summer produces.
Because there are more ami better op
portunities for diversified farm
ing than elsewhere.
Because tho Seasons are regular, and no
fear of crop failure.
Because the country is never scourged
by cyclones, devastating storms
Because everything prown elsewhere enn
bo produced hero more abundantly.
Been uso there are more chances for the
profitable investment of capital
Because for healthfulness this section is
nnequaled on tho face of the
globe. . -
Because you have nD long winter months
to encounter, with no excessive
dry heat in summer.
Becausoyou will find ns orderly com
munities as anywhere on this
Because you w'l find tho most open
iiearted iM?oplo iu tho world.
Because it is in the w idest portion of the
fertile Willamette Valley.
Because as a dairying section it has no
equal, it is the uleal home ot
the cow. ,
Because for live stock, goat and sheep
tuising it can't be beat.
Because it contains a larger amount of
tho best merchantable) timber
than any county in the Uailsd
Because of the ereat and growing trade
with China, Japan, the Philip
pines, Hawaii, Alaska, and
every other port on the face of
tne globe, tins Ruction la sore
of a never-failing market for
its crain, its lumlwr, live stock
and dairy products. No por
tion of the United States hns ns
bright a future before it today
as. the Willamette Valley, in
Bocauso education is paramount. Pub
lic schools and churches nro to
be found in eory community.
Of JUNCTION CITY, OREGON,'
JJushxei.!., Geo. VV. Picket?
President. Vice President.
V C. Washbckse, F. W. Washbchsb
Cashier. , Ass-t Cashier.
Has tho Wst iiiciljties f or handling tha
banking buisnA..of North Lane
and South Beuton counticsT
Boanl of Directors:
J. A. But-hnell, C. W. Washburno
Geo. Pickett, J. P. Milltorn,
T. A. Jlilliom.
passed beyond tho experimental stage. I to location. Apple and p-ar orchards
Fruit bus boon grown in Oregon for 40 are also very profitable.
years, but enly of late years in a scien
tific manner.'- The State now supplies
aid und information, through the Board
of Horticulture and the Corvallts Agri
cultural College. No one need longer
fail through ignorance of proper meth
od of stock selection, planting, cnlliva-
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Another enterprise, and not the least
by any means, is a creamery that has
jnt been established here by tho
Weatherly Creamery Co., of Portland,
one of the substantial and wide-awake
business concerns of that city." Tho
plant is equipped with the very latest
machinery for making butter, and has a
The Willamette Valley extends west
ward from Junction City about 15 miles
to tho foothills of the- Coast Ranjc.
Southwest of Junction, near these foot
hills, i Klmira, cn the stage line to the
coast. Thero is quite a little business
carried on at this place. Besides a post
office, there are stores, a church, school
house, sawmill, blacksmith shop, etc.
It is situated on the Long Tom River,
whicq flows north through Monroe, an
other flourishing little town, in Benton
county, and emptiesinto the Willamette
River some six or eight miles northeast
of Monroe. The Government lias al
ready appropriated money to improve
this stream aud make it navigable to its
Monroe is 9 miles northwest of Junc
tion Citv, in Benton county, and U sur-
fled b a cood farming country. It
has two large general merchandise stores;
a drug store, livery stable, school, Cath
olio and Protestant churches. It is 17
miles south of Corvallis, the county seat
of Benton county. A new railroad irom
Junction City through Monroe to Cor
vallis. to connect tho main line of the
Southern Pacific with the branch road
from Portland to Corvallis, is a thing of
the near future.- - :
Ilairisburg is tho first station north
of Junction City, at a diKtance of
miles, on the main line of the Sor therh
PHpilie railroad. It is on the east side
uf the Willamette River, in the southern
nurt of Linn county. It has about 700
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A. G. IIovey,
B. II. IIovet
L. G. IIru.vt
A. G. IIOVEY & CO.
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Tiansacta general hanking business.
Established, 1K82. Oldest bank in tho
county. Eugene, Or.
VINCENT & CO.
TOILET ARTICLES, etc.
Pianos and Organs.
We arc receiving fine new Pianos and
Organs direct from the factories ntBo(?
ton New York and Philadelphia. Our
pianos are bought at special cash dis
count. We are the sole representatives
for Oregon, and by these methods can
sell you a fine Piano or Organ cheaper ;
than any one.
. We have pianos with full metal pint'.",
full extension duet desk for from 2!'t3
up. All our floods re warranted by
Kohler and Chase, the oldest nd largest
Muiic house on the coiwt. Instruments-'
sold on installments. Come in ami sea
them,, Momui & CttAW,
9th ytr, Eugene.