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tivAi, pruning aud science of pollination.
Hen? as elsewhere horticulture call:) for
painstaking and intelligent work and
great patieuce. Large profits haw been
made in the past, depending of course to
considerable extent, npon the energy,
c;re and capital expends!, as well as
selection of stock and locality.
Apples, peaches, pears, prunes, grapes,
wsteruielous and walnuts are the chief
fruit products. It is surprising that
wine grapes have not been grown hero
more extensive)?. The hillsides of Lane
county Mtould lie covered with vino
yards, and no better quality can be
In 189S Oregon chipped 500
apples carloads of apples to Germany,
England. Mexico, Asia, and
the Atlantic seaboard. This output will
show large iucrease as new acreage
comes to bear and old orchards have
better care. Years of experience have
demonstrated that Lane county can
successfully grow apples as a commer
cial product. The fame of the red apple
of Western Oregon is well established ;
it perfection i due to the moisture iu
air and soil at time of maturing. Here
in Lane county the Baldwin, Spiuen
berg and King are the leadiug varieties,
with the Ben Davis, Johuathan, Wiue
sap and Gravensteiu.
Oregon ranks a good second in
PRCXES prune production, which is
now practically confine J to
the Pacific States. Ever sensitive to
environment, the successful growth of
the prune will always be "confined to
favored localities; it cannot be reared
far and wide like wheat or berries. The
early settlers found that the plum was
peculiarly adapted to growth in West
ern Oregon, particularly Lane county,
and that its yearly yield of luscious fruit
was nearly as sure as the coming of the
seasons. Gradually the successful cul
ture of the prime and its profitable re
turn brought the fruit prominently be
fore the public, anil today we find an
Kcivage of prune orchards in the Wil
lamette Valley exceeded only by our
neighbor, California. But here no irri
gation is necessarv, which insures a
meaty, sugary fruit of large 6Ue. Va
rieties are here grown that are not
found elsewhere, and the heated evapo
ration process of passing air through
the fruit, gives a clean and brizht pro
duct obtaiuaUe by no other means.
The price of prunes has not yet
touched a figure so low that profit is
wanting to the Oregon producer. So
long as transportation facilities are fa
vorable (as they exist here), that sec
tion of country which can grow a prune
of required quality at the least outlay of
labor and money, will be the longest in
the race. The Willamette Valley has
unquestionably thefsoil and the rain;
land is not expensive; the trees grow
vigorously and bear, heavy crops and
large, showy fruit. Cultivating and
.'praying call for little labor or expemie;
the fruit is better cured by the evapora
tors than in the sun and quite as cheap
ly, since plenty of fuel is at hand. In
ii tie no other locality enjoys greater
ihI vantages at the Hart and up to the
pi.int of bearing. The demand for Ore
iron prunes is steadily increasing in the
markets of he world.
The shipments from Oregon in 189S,
the latent statistics we have at hand,
Dried prunes 10,800.000 lbs.
Green prunes 3,75 -),(fi0 lbs.
Line county is fast becoming one of
the great cattle prodaciug counties in
the State. The mild winters,thc fact that
native grasses remain green during the
year, and -the ease with which cultivated
grasses can be raised make it an excel
lent country for every kind of stock.
The general practice of Lane county
farmers is to provide fodder for only a
,ail part of the year, during the bal
fince of which the stock roam at l.irue.
Running water is abundant, and stock
does not lack water in the driest season.
The largest owners of horned stock are
improving greatly bv infusing fine blood
into their herds. There are numerous
breeders of Shorthorns, Galloways.
Polled Ancns, Ayrshire?', Hereford's,
llolsteins, Devon, Aldcrneyti and Jer
seys in the Willamette Valley. The
large introduction of fine bJNd into the
catMe herds of this section has greatly
increased their value and the profit of
the business." .
THE AXOORA OOAl.
Daring the- past ten years a number of
our active farmers have been ihtrodAc
ing the Angora goat into Lane county,
especially in the foot-hill country.
These thrifty farmers had but one object
in view at the time tjiese goats were
purchased, and that was to clear up their
jirma a small expense. They bought
the goat for his work and not for his
wool. During the past five years, how
ever, there has been a great revolution
in the goat iudustry. Manufacturers
are beginning to discover the many ad
vantages and special qualities of mohair.
Numerous desirable and elegant fabrics
i-.re now being made from this wool, and
it has been found that the goods are ex
reedinglv fine and durable. Another
pedal" feature of this goods is, that it is
much more frre from the attacks of
moths than goods made from sheep's
ool. For this reason, it is said thr.t
liie major porti.au of the valuable up
holstery now used in railway car, is
anule of goat's wool.
The entire number of Angora goats in
Lane county today will probably not
exceed 6,000 head. When wo come to
consider the vast area of good brush
country iu thts county, so well adapted
to goat grant ng, we can readily oca that,
Instead of the small number now kept,
we could keep to advantage hundreds
of thousands of goat 3 in lane county
alone and keep them well. We are
speaking now more particularly as to
tne value of their wool and increase
and of the profits that are hound to oc
cur by continuous and thrifty care of
the domestic goat. As to their adapt
ability to our climate there is no ques
tion, and as to the numerous advantages
arising from raising goats, this has been
thoroughly and satisfactorily settled
We would earnestly commend this
subject to the active and enterprising
fanners from the Eastern States, who
are now locating aud who expect to lo
cate in Lane county, recognising that
this industry may be made one of the
most useful and profitable within the
eutire range of farm aud field products.
THE LUMBER INDUSTRY.
The estimated amount of timber in
Oregou is 300.000,000,000 feet (in round
numbers), board measure. Lane county
leads with 8,800,000,000.
Tho lumbering industry has assumed
greater proportions during tho year than
ever before. The Willamette, McKen
lie, Siuslaw, Coast Fork and1 West Fork
Rivers, Long Tom, Lake, Greenleaf, No
lie, Fish, Nelson and numerous other
creeks afford the best facilities for float
ing logs to tide water, or to most any
point on the Southern I'acific for a dis
tanco of 200 miles. Great bodies of the
finest noble fir (commonly known as
larch), sugitr and yellow pine, cedar,
oak, ash, maple, balm, ana numerous
other secies of soft and hard woods, lie
all about us, untouched, awaiting but
the investment of capital to place it on
the markets of the world in the various
forms known to the wants of man.
Timber lands can be purchased for from
4to7 per acre, the price depending
upon the amount and kind of tiuiler
and Ua location. The Southern I'acific
Railroad Company has thousands of
acres of fine timber lands for sale.
The B'oth-Ke!ly Lumber Company,
the largest manufacturers of lumber in
the county, are operating thne large
plants, at Cobur;', Saginaw and Wend
ling, with an average daily canacitv
of ,110.000 fiH-t, the great majority of
which is shipped to points outside of
Oregon, the Southern I'acific Railroad
Company having constructed 22 miles
of railroad for the exclusive .purpose of
reaching and hauling out tho output of
the Wendling plant. Tho main olfices
of this company are in Eugene.
There are numerous other smaller
plants in the county.
The total cut of lumber and shingles
for 18W in the State of Oregon was WJ,
425,1)00 feet. Of this the mills of Tort
land alone cut 150,000,000 feet.
Steadily increasing demand comes
from China, Japan, Siberia, Australia,
Mexico, South America and Eurcpe, as
well as California and the Eastern States.
Of merchantable hardwoods, myrtle,
maple and ash grow to goodly size, and
are used in furniture and imrdement
manufacture, but this branch of indus
try has thus far been of limited extent.
As a dairying wet ion lane rotirtfy
possesses many advantages. Grasses of
all kinds, Iwith native and cultivated,
grow in luxuriance. Cattle have to de
pend but little upon hay, since tho
warm rains, from early In the fall to late
in the spring, keep the grass growing.
Even in the dry summer season grass
remains fresh ami green in the mead
ows along river and creek lottoins and
in the mountain valleys. Timothy is
the lead In it grass, but wt ite and red
clover make remarkabh; growthn, espe
cially the former, which springs up
spontaneously on the hf.is wherever the
destruction of trees and underbrush
gives it an opportunity. Tho natural
grasses the cool summer breezes blow
ing in from tho Pacific, unfailing water
supply, the luxuriance with which the
clovers and roots thrive,' combine to
make Lane county the ideal home of the
cow. Net returns to dairymen range
from $"0 to 0 per cow per annum, de
pending upon the erade of tho cow and
the intelligence with which the dairy
man manages his herd. The numerous
ocean-going craft leaving the ports of
Portland, Seattle and Tacoma for tho
Orient and alt parts of the globe is a
perpetual guarantee of a never-failing
market for dairy and all other products.
The mineral resources of Lane county
are extensive and valuable. The dis
tricts attracting the most attention are
the Bohemia and Blue River. In the
former )8 staiurw are now instilled.
There are any number of rich mines
in the Hohemia district, principal among
which aro the Helena, Annie, Musick,
Stocks t Harlow, Golden Slipper ami
Champion, and it is destined to become
a second Cripple Creek. Trobably the
richest, body of ore in the district at the
present time uncovered is in the Helena
property. Where they are working now
the ore is so rich the miners break it
down on canvas and suck it up to carry
it to the mi'l. It fairly sparkles with
the thousands of specks of gold" sticking
all over it.
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inhabitants, and is surrounded by as
fertile farming land s there is iu the
Vulloy. This is the home of tho hop,
which proved so profitable to the grow
era the past season, llarrlsburg hai it
flour mill, bank,' several general mer
chandise stores, a good hotel, several
churches and a first-class graded school.
The Willamette River is navigable from
llarrlsburg to Portland.
In the south rart of Linn and Benton
counties and the north part of Lane
county is to be found the best farming
land in the Willamette Valley.
In this write-up and description of
this section of the country it has not
been our Intention to misrepresent or
over-estimate anything, and those visit
ing the Valley will find this a fair but
limited representation. Editor.
B. S. Hyland
Have the following farm lands for sale.
Any inquiries In regard to same will re
ceive prompt attention :
30 acres of the finest land In Ijine
county, one mile east of Junction City.
This land is all in glass but 4,S acres.
Trice f 50 per acre.
loO-acre farm four miles east of liar
risbnrg. in Linn county ; 140 acres iu
cultivation ; young orchard; new Itoure,
fair barn ; plenty of water; $'J5 per acre.
100 acre farn,2 miles east of Ilar
risburg; 130 acres iu cultivation; bah
anco meadow; good Improvements;
house, barn, -orchard; 1 miles to
school house, t-5 per acre.
200 acres of good letel farm land,
thn miles south from llarrisburg;
nluut lit acres in cultivation ; 110 acres
in light timber; 10 acres in hops; splen
did orchard of 4 acres ; school house IK
miles distant. This farm is well fenced
and plenty of water. The property has
been previously held at 22.j, ;cr acre.
It can now bo purchased for ?20. If you
were to look the length and breadth of
the Willamette Valley you couldn't find
a better bargain. The owner netted
I'JOO from the 10 acres of hops the pat
40.1 acres of fine prairie land, 4 miles
southeast of Junction City, on the river
road, and 10 miles north of Eugene;
300 acres under cultivation; GO acres
line bard wood timber; residence and
two barns; but 1st tie gravel; 12-acre
orchard; well fenced. Can lie divided
east and west so ns to give each half
part of timber. Will be divided or sold
as a whole to suit. Trice f Jo per acre.
This is the old llulin farm, and is worth
$50 an acre.
800 acres, 2,niile3 southwest of Junc
tion ; 250 acres under cultivation ; 50
acre timber, oak and ash; watered by
tho Long Horn and several smsll lakes ;
over 10 miles of fence, divided into 10
fields ami pastures; could bo divided
into 3 farms aud each one could have a
itood road all graded ami graveled all the
way to Junction City; 3 stock barns
40x50; 1 barn X)x72; blacksmith shop,
ha scales, wagon shed and mnchino
shed; out buildings and a dwelling
house of 8 rooms, good as new, cost $20(W ;
two orchardu, nil kinds of fruit and ber
ries. Trice, fll per acre. Fasy terms.
A great bargain.
B. S. IIYLAHD & CO.,
JUNCTION CITY. ORE.
sweet sleep, ho necessary to
business man. is the reward
his iTOptVty insured in a com
Ihci I'inenix Assurance Coin
London, or the Queen, of
"As sound as a golden
Miss Anna Oleshv, resident
The Weekly Oregonian and the But
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DO YOU WANT
If so, you will find no place
where you can buy a first
class instrument at a lower
price than at the l". A. Kan
kin .Music Ktore.
Wo carry a very large line
of Sheet Music and all kinds
of Miuical Goods, and wo
promise you fair dealing and
. thejowept prices.
(MST-All Sheet Music sold
at half price.
Mail orders will receive
prompt 'attention. .
EUGENE, - - OKECOX
Fire! Fire! Fire! 5-
The poorest business man in the world is the otto who
has no Insurance on his projH-rty. He tnny 1 well to
do one Jay and a pauper the next. Can you afford to
take a'jch a chance? Titer are any immWr of gocd
and a tie companies wailing to write you a policy, chief '
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:s Miss Anna Oglesby,
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STEEL AND CAST RANGES,
COOK STOVES, TINWARE and CUTLERY
. . . ALSO
Griffin Hardware Co., Saa-2S2L2:J
Ask your dealer for .
Cream of all Laundry Soaps
The Eugene Soap Company
Another Hutual to Retire.
Lnst month we mentioned the failure
of the Millers' Mutual of Kansas City.
Not long ago we printed n list of eigh
teen Missouri mutunls which had failed
within twelve months. Now comes the
repoit of tho troubles of the Southwest
ern Mutual Fire of Kansas Citv, which
a local paper says is trying to reinsure,
preparatory to winding up its little ball
of yarn. I'acific Cosst Review.
There are about fifty snw mills iu tho
Willamette Vulloy in Oregon, with an
estimated daily capacity of a million
The Booth-Kelly Lumlter Co., Kngene,
Oregon, expect to install n new edger ut
the Wendling mill, which will increase
its capacity to 150,000 feet daily.
fieavey Brothers, of F.ugene, Or., arc
erecting a sawmill at tin Junction of the
Mohawk and McKenzio rivers. It will
have a ctipucity of about 5,000 or 6,000
feet of lumber a day.
During the December high water on
the Kiuslaw river, 8,000,000 feet of logs
were floated dovn in two dais frcm tho
logging camps on the 'upper river to
Benedict's booms ut Acme, Tho logs
brought I per ,00i) feet.
The chair-making industry of Oregon
in-located at Albany, and consists of two
factories. The combined output for
I'.IOO was 85 car loads, valued at 70,000.
Tho chairs Jro made entirely from Ore
gou hardwoods. '
You can get the Bcu.kti.v and W. J.
Bryan's paper,'' ''The Commoner," for
2."0 a year. Subscribe now.
at Reasonable Rates. 2:
YOU WILL FIND A
FULL LINE OF
THE . .
Incubator & Brooder
Do You Know
Seattle Fruit & Produce
COMPANY, OF F.UGENE,
jays the highest cash price for poultry,
eggs, veal ami all kinds of farm produce.
l'rie38th week : Chickeus,7c per pound ;
veal.7; geese, 6c;ducks, 7c; eggs, 20e.
Don't forget the place 8th Street, next
door to Soap factory.
HOW IT IS DONE.
Tho first object in life with tho Atner.
ican people is to "got rich the second,
how to reuain cood health. The first
(can be obtained by energy, honesty and
saying; the second vgoou iteaiutj, oy us
ing (Jreon's August Flower. Should
yju be a despondent sufferer from ar.y
of the effects of Dyspepsia, Liver Com
plaint, Appendicitis, Indigestion, etc.,
such ns Sick Headache, Palpitation of
the Heart, Sour Stomach, Habitual Cos
tiveness, Dixiness of the Head, Nervous
Frustrat ion, Low Spirits, etc., you need
not snl'fe another 1ay. Two doses, of
the well-known August Flower will re
lieve you at once. Go to Mueller &
Hill and get asamplo bottle free. Bog
tilar size, 75 cts. Get Green's Prize
As Bill Nye said
about kisbing a protty girl, '
"if you 'begin advertising for business,
don't try to grab it at once. Take your
time. It's there." . ,
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