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LANE COUNTY, OREGON
And a Salubrious Climate Combine to Make It
the Garden of the West,
Lane county extends from tho summit
of the Cascades to tho Pacific Ocean. In
sixe it ia about five times as targe as
Rhode Island or Connecticut. It fronts
on the Pacific a distance of thirty miles,
with a splendid harbor at the city of
Florence. It occupies every altitude
from the ocean beach to tho glazier
crowned summit of tho "Three Sisters"
at the southeastern corner of thecounty.
The Coast Range cuts it in two from
north to souih.
Lane county is half prairie ta.nl, with
very rich soil, producing abundant crops
of grain, hav, fruit and vegetables, and
half hill and upland. Tho table-lands
bordering the valleys are partly covered
with timber or brush, most of it Wing
open enough for fine pasturage. These,
lands are fertile and yield abundant
crops when cultivated. Every crop that
grows in tho Willamette Valley glows
in I.ane county. All the farms are sup
plied from natural sources w ith tho best
.,? utr Tho immense timber wealth.
aggregating uearly 291)00,000,000 feet; is
just beginning to receive attention. No
county in the United States has as targe
on nmnnnt of timher iis Lane. Tho fa
mous Bohemia mitring district, destined
to become the Cripple Creek of Oregon,
lies partly in Lano county.
The population of Lane county is
about 22,000, all white. The county is
rapidly adding to its population desir
able immigrants from the Eastern
States. Eugene, 14 miles south of Junc
tion City, with a population of 5,000, is
the county seat.
The following is a summary of the
productions k Laue county for 1000:
Excepting the tropical and citrus va
rieties, all fruits thrive in T.ane county
even the tender olive and ft,:. Al
iMt'iids, peanuts and walnut? have
passed beyond the experimental stage.
Fruit hits been grown in Oregon for 40
years, but only of lata years i:i a scien
tific winner. The Stale nw smiUen
M and information, through the Board
linrticnl'ure and the Corvallis Agri
eu'ttnrc! College. !'o one need longer
fa.il through ignorance of proper mcth
ol of slock ;lection, planting, cultiva
tion, pruning and science of pollination.
Here as elsewhere horticulture calls for
painstaking and intelligent vork and
, r;;at patience, Large profits have bean
i.iade in the past, d. -pending of course to
considerable extent npoh the energy,
tare and capital expended, as well as
selection oi stock and locality.
Or'j'"n rar;V" a g"od perond in
prune:! prune production, which i
now practically confined to
tie Pacific Mates. Ever sensitive to
environment, the successful growth of
he prune wiil alwavs be confined to
favored localities; it cannot ho reared
far and wide IKce wheat or berries. The
early settlers found that ti t; plum we.
peculiarly e.dapt-.-d to growth in West
ern Oregon, parUcdarly Lino county,
and that its yearly yield of iuscioin fruit
ysts in-arly as car..- as the comU'g of tin?
seasons. . Gradually the .tece.-;iul cul
ture of the prune and its profitable re
turn brought the fruit prominently be
fore, the public, and today we Cud an
tureape "f prun; orchards in the Wil
l;;;r:! tte Vude.- erc-eed-id only by our
neighbor, California. Yj'.A hejo no irrr
iiution j iweesarv, which insures a
i-.VA'M, sug;ir lrit of lr.rgt f.e. Va
rieties an-, hero crown that are not
louriii eis-' Ah-re. and the heated evapo
ration prows of passing air through
t'h'e fruit,' gives a cl'-a:i r.n 1 bright pro
duct obtainable by no other mesius.
The price of prunes lias not yet
touched h lignro no low that profit u
wanting to the Oregon producer1. So
long transportation facilities are fa
vorable (as they exist h' re), that Rec
feci ci country which can uro'x a prune
i required quality fit the least outlay of
hibor and money, will he the longest in
the race. The' Willamette Valley has
(.ti'jui-stionably the and the ram;
V.t-nl i iw.f vin.nivn I in" ttv.oR l'!'OW
porously ' ami bortr heavy crops
large, showy fruit; Cultivating am!
t praying call fr l:ttl,e labor or expend ;
t.;o fruit in better cured by the evepo-ra
t'.rs than in the sun and quite as chenp
lv, since plenty of fuel is at hand. In
i'.ne. no other locality enjoys greater
fdvantaws at the start and up to the
point of bearing. The demand for Ore
gon prunes is steadily increasing' in the
innrkets of the world.
The shipments from Oregon in 139ft,
the latest etaliblics we have at. hainl,
Uried prune? 1M0O.CGO Ibtr.
Green prunes 3.750,000 lbs.
Total '-'0,550,000 lbs.
a Fertile Soil
Lano county ia fast becoming one ot
the great cattle producing counties in
the State. The mild wintcrs.tho fact that
native grasses remain green during the
year, and the ease with which cultivated
grasses can bo raised make it an excel
lent country for every kind of stock.
The general practice of Lauo county
farmer is to' provide fodder for only a
small part of tho year, during the bal
ance of winch the stock roam at large.
Running water is abundant, and stock
does not tack 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 Angus, Ayrshires, llercforus,
llolsteins, Devons, Aldorneys and Jer
seys in the Willamette alley. The
large introduction of tine bbod into the
cattle herds of this section has greatly
increased their value and the profit of
THS ANUORA GOAT.
Paring the past ten years a nnmberof
our active farmers have been introduc
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 these goats were
purchased, and that was to clear up their
farms at small expense. They bought
the goat for his work and not for his
wool. Paring the past five years, how
ever, there has Wen a great revolution
in the goat industry. Manufactuters
are beginning to discover tho manv nd
vantage? and special qualities of moliair.
Numerous desirable ami elegant fabrics
are now being made from this wool, ami
it lias been found that the goods are ex
ceedingly fine and durable. Another
special feature of this goods is, that it is
jrtuen more Irce fr-'ia trio altaexi oi
moths than goods mad.! from sheep's
vocl. P ir this reason, it h said tiuU
tb major portion of tho valuable up
holder r.ow used in railway cars, is
made of g-mt'? wool.
The entire number of Angora eats in
Lane county today will probably not
exceed tt.000 he:id. When we cumo to
consider the vast area of good brush
country iut!r.a county, so well adapted
to goHt grazing, we can readily ce that,
Instead of thi ?ma!l number row kept,
we could keep to aJvantago hundreds
of tbouspud of goats in J.ane county
alone and keep tla-m well. We are
speaking now more particularly as to
trie, value cf their wool and increase
and of Jhe profits that are bound to oc
cur by continuous and thrifty euro of
the domestic goat. As to their adapt
ability to our climate there is no ques
tion', and as to the numerous advantage)
arising from raiding uots. this has been
thoroughly and satisfactorily setttad
We would earnestly commend this
subject to the active ami enterprising
farmers from the Kaatern States, who
are now locating and . ho expect to lo
cate in Lano county, recognizing that
this industry may mady one .of the
inoht useful and profitably within tho
eutiro ranj.1.- of farm and field products.
THE LU.MDLIl INDUKTUY.
The eotimaled aniount of timber in
Oregon is 30ti,(K.,OC)0,000 feet (in round
number.-), board measure. Lane county
The lumbering industry has CKsnnicd
greater proportion.-; during the year than
ever before. The Willamette, McKcn
z!e, SiiiMlaw, Coa'.-t Fork and West Fork
Livers, Lon! Tom, Lake, Gre:nh;nf, No
lie, f ish, Nelson and numerous other
creeks afford the b-i-it facilities for float
ing logs to t ids wnk-r, or to mos-t any
point on the SonMirrn Pacific for a din
tunce of 2C0 tnih-f . (treat bodies of the
lineKt noble lir (commonly known as
larch), sug-ir and yellow nine, cedar,
oak,Hh, maple, balm, nnl foitne'rous
tber p pedes of soft and hard woods, lie
all about us, untouched, awaiting hut
the invectincut of capital to place it on
the mi'ko's ot the world in (he various
formf' knovi n to fe wunts of man.
Timber Sands can he purchased for from
4 to $ p'-r acre, ,ln- price depending
upon tho Hnioiic.t and kind of timber
and its locat:on. The Southern Pacific
Railroad Company h.is thouranda of
acre: of fine timber lands for sale. ,
The Lootb-Kelly Lumber Company,
the largest manufacturers of lumber in
the county, are operating three large
plants, at Coburf, Saginaw and Wend
ling, with an average daily capacity
cf .'10.000 feet, the great majority of
which is shipped to points outside of
Oregon, the Southern Pacific Railroad
Comnany having couHtrtictod 22 mik-s
of railroad for tho eiri-lnyivc' tnrro.i (if
reaching and hauling out the output of
tb Wcndling plant. Tho lualu Dllkea
of this Company arq In Kugono. ,
;Ther ar niuaerous other umalfer
ptanta in the county.
The total cut of lumber and uhlnules
for lssv.) in tho State of Oregon was oW,
425,000 foet. Of this the mills of Port
land alone cut 150,000,000 foot. .
Steailily increasing demand comes
from China, Japan, .Siberia, Australia,
Mexico, South America and Europe
well as California and the Eastern States.
Ot merchantable hadwondu, myrtle,
maple and ash gro to wh11v hUc, and
are used In furniture and imi'leinent
manufacture, hut this branch of indus
try has thus far been of limited extent.
As a dairying section Lane county
posses-ies many advantages. Grasses of
all kinds, both native and cultivated,
grow In luxuriance. Cattle have to de
pend but little upon hay, since the
warm rains, from early in the fall to late
in the spring, keep the grass growing.
Even in the dry aumnier season grass
remains fresh and green in the mead
ows along river and creek bottoms and
in tho uiouutaln valleys. Timothy is
the leading grass, but white and red
clover make remarkable growths, espe
cially tho former, which springs up
spontaneously on the hills wherever the
destruction of trees and underbrush
gives it an opportunity. Tho natural
grasses, the cool cummer breezes blow
ing in from the Pacific, unfailing water
supply, the luxuriance with which the
clovers and roots thrive, combine to
make Lano county the ideal homo of the
Why You Should Settle
in Lane County . . Y
Because it is the best country known to
the man of moderate, means.
Pecauseyou will find a country of rich
soil awaiting the settler.
Because there are upland', prairio lands
and alluvial river bottoms.
Because you can lw certain of profitable
returns from whatever you put
in the soil.
Because the winter does not consume
what the summer pnxlueos.
Because there are moro and lx'tterop-
jKtrtunities for diversified (arm
ing than elsewhere.
Because the seasons are regular, and no
fear of crop failure.
Because the country is never scourged
by cyclone, devastating storms
necanso everything groan elsowhcecan
he produced here more ab'.:n-i
Because there are more thanccs for the
profitable investment of capital
than elsew here.
Because for ta-althfulnetis this section is
nnepiaUd oa tho face of the
Because you have no long wdntcr months
to eucounier, with no cxce(ivo
dry heat In summer.
cow. Net returns to dairymen range
from f;)0 to $.i0 (er cow per annum, de
pending upon the grade of the cow and
tiie intelligence with whidi the dairy
man manages his held. The numerous
ocean-going craft leaving the ports of
Cortland, Seattle and Tacomn for the
Orient and all 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 Biver.- In tho
former '8 stamps ar-; now installed.
There are any number cf rich mines?
in the Bohemia district, principal among
which an; the Helena, Annie, Musics,
Stocks h Harlow, Gulden Slipper and
Champion,' and it is destined to become
a second Cripple Creek. Probably the
richest by of ore in the district at the
present time uncovered is in the Helena
property. Whre they are working now
the ore is so rich the miners break it
down on canvas and sack it up to curry
it to the mi'l. It fairly sparkles with
the thousmds of specks of gold sticking
all over it. ' "
Junction City, Oregon, is situated in
the northern part of Le.ne county, 110
miicK south of Portland, 57 miles south
of Salem, the' capital of the State, and
J4 miles north of Eugene, the county
seat. It, is on the main line of the
Southern Pacific Railroad, and has a
nomilatiou of about 1000 inhabitants.
It is one of the most prosperous and en
terprising cities in the Willamette Val
ley. The city is platted on cither dde
of the Southern Pacific tracks, and is in
the center of the widest portion of tho
Willamette Valley. All kinds of mer
cantile internets, professions and trades
are here represented. Junction City
has three churches, and a graded school
building '.hat cost over ((1000. The hotel
block was built by a stock company of
citizens, and cost over 58,000. Hero is
! also to be found one of tho finest opera
houses between San Francineo and Port
land. We have ouo bank, the Farmers
i Merchants', owned by home capital
ists. It- l olM Institution. There
are three large grain elevators here, two
newspapers, waterworks, a good gleam
fire engine. Also iv (nil roller process
flour mill, which has pained an enviable
reputation for the excellence of Its
Hour both at home and abroad. This
mill pays the highest market pth e iol
Us wheat, and pays cash. It Is also a
a sound liiitturtal Institution.
There Is more grain and other pro
duce, including live slock, shipped from
this point than from any other place in
tho Willamette Valley.
Another enterprise Is ft fruit drying
establishment, with tho latest Improve
ments for steam evaporating process,
with a drying capacity of 1000 bushels
of prunes jcr day. This plant 1ms A
warehouse and canning department, and
is one of the most complete of its kind In
the State. It is iudisK'Usable to the
fruit Induttry In this section,
Ten acres of good bearing fruit trees,
with proper cure and attention, can Ih
made to net the owner from toQO taf&'O
jnr annum. In starting these orchard
and netting out trees from two to three
years old, they will begin Waring tho
fourth or fifth year, and you need not
tat out the use of your land from the
time of setting out the tree until they
come to Waring. They do Wtter lo
Because you will And as orderly com
munities as anywhere on this
Because vou will find the most open
liearted people In the world.
Because It is in the widest portion of the
fertile Willamette Valley.
Because as a dairying section it has no
equal, his the idea) home of
Because for live stock, goat and sheep
raising it can't bo beat.
Because it contains a tarper amount of
the best merchantable limWr
than any county 1n the L'nit.'d
Because of the great and growing trade
with China, Japan, th Philip
pincH, Hawaii, Ala'ka, and
every other port on the face of
the gh'ta;, this m'lio; is ,m
of a nvtr-faditig market - fr
It grain, Its lumber, livestock
laid dairy nrlucts. No por
tion of the Lulled SUIch has us
bright a Intern before it tohiy
us thu Willamette Vwll 7, in
IcaH6e education is paramount. Pub
lic schools and rhtm hm to
bo found in cery community.
Ijave tho land cultivated. You ran
plant with vegetables, and by ho doing
make it profitable each year. Land
suitable for these orchard 1 can be
bought at $15 to t0 n;r acre, according
to location. Apple and p. ar orchards
are also very profitable.
Another ciitcrprhe, and not tho least
by any means, Is a creamery that has
just ta-en established here by the
Weathcrly Creamery Co., of Portland,
one of the substantial and wide-awake
bulness concerns of that city. The
plant is equipped with tho. very latent
machinery for making bulh r, and has a
capacity of J000 pounds a day. Beside
supplying the Wants of tho poor Jo
of this vicinity, through our merchant,
tri-wcekly shipments ar made fo Tort-
r?cal nslaie Dealers,
Have the following fym lends fors.le.
Any inquiries in regard to same wil! re
ceive prompt attention :
:() acres of tho finest land in Lane
c(;iintv, one mile cant of Junction City,
This land is h 11 in gmss but acres.
Prico '() per itcre.
biO-acre farm four miles east of liar
rihlmrg, in Linn cour.ty ; 1 50 acres in
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I.UIL1 VUtillll , J-UIIUX OI1.I1IIIO, HOT ll.UI-i:,
fair barn ; pluuly of water ; f 25 ier acre,
100 acre farm,2.m miles cast of Har
risburg; B50 acres in cultivation ; bal
ance meadow; good improvements;
house, barn, orchard; 1,! miles to
school house. . f25 per acre.
200 acres of good level firm land,
threw miles south from IJarrinburg;
about 111; acres in cultivation ; 130 acres
in light timber; 10 acres in hops; splen
did orchard of 4 ac.ros ; school house l)i
miles dmtant. This farm is well fenced
and plenty of water. Tho property has
been previously held at Z2h per acre,
li can now bo niirehaHud for 20. If you
were to look tho length and breadth ot
the Willamette Vullty you couldn't find
land, where there i always an active
market for dairy product,, i
Were Is a grand opportunity to ion V..
a good comfortable living Blul Ay .,
some money (or a rainy day. Good
dairy cows will not the owner from :ii)
to 1 u m cow pvr annum. There Is
any amount of excellent hind for dairy
purposs, (a due proximity to Junction
City, that ctut tat purchased in pared
to sua at iront fis to :!5 pr tter()i T)u,
Creamery compuny pays the highest
market price (or butter fat, ami pay In
cas.i once a month, so thai its patrons
are never without ready cash-and that
puts a man 011 the same footing as the
villttge imickruuth, who "looked the
whole world In tho fttl-o, (or he owed not
any man." No Industry offers talfor
Inducements or insures a butter rotum
(or tho money Invested than a herd of
g.ioJ dairy cows Intelligently managed.
. Geo. llouck has Jiut flnMiod shearing
1200 gonts from which he will get be
tweeo 'Mm an lantio pounds ofmohuir.
He is pr naring it (or shipment to New
York and will recutvo clone to (W0 for
the din. George says goals are a valua
ble adjunct In clearing up hind and bo
U now unlng them to g.HKl advantage on
ata'Ut 2oo acres, Register.
The ("'ration of through trsin
between San Francisco uud l.os
Angeles, via Surf and Santa Bar
bara, will ta'gin on
SUNDAY, MAPXU 31, 1901,
on the new
Two through trains dally, The
"Coast Line Limited." "ivaviuj
each terminal in thu morning,
', cutppc4l will elegant cafe and
parlor enm, will make daylight
trips through the moot ph-tur-es'pie,
varied and entertaining
scone on the continent. Impure
of agents of the
Notice for I'ublLatku,
I'nited M.ls Land t 'ion' .
BosKM-cii, On., February 21, l'01.
Notice lit hereby given that in compli
unci! with tho provisions of the act of
Congro i.f Jttuy it, lv'x, entitled "An
Bi t for tho sain of timber lands In the
SiaU- of Call'ornfa, Orequi, Nevada
and Wtifchhyt'm Territory aUn.ied
tvallllm P b;:c Laud MuUs by fti-t of
August t, lti!2,
CLAY BO UN P. IIOt'STON,
of Junctfou (Mty, County of Lano, Stale
of Oregon, has this day filed in this
( Itlcfl hta sworn Mt4temeni, N-. H", fu)
the purchase of thi lots", 10. IS, M, of
Section No. 2d, in Township No. HI S.
Paiice No, 7 W, and w ill ffur ro d I )
thow that the land sought is more valu
able for its tlmWr or stone than for
igriciilturi! ptirjoc, nd t" ' ntiiblish
hi chum to otid haul Wfore the liegis
ter and Iteeeiver -f this ofilce, at Hose
burg, Oregon, on Friday, the lutli day
of Mav, imil. '
He names aa witnesses: Ld'.vnrd Hat-'
lev, of Junction City, Oregon ; B. S. Hy
hind, of Junction City, Oregon; l. Geld
son, of (iohtaitii, Oregon ; John Goidson,
of Gnhtaoii, Oregon.
Any and all i-ersons claiming adverse
ly Hie nbove-dcM ribed lands are re-pie-'ed
to f k their claims in this ofhVe
-.il or before said 10th day of May, B)l.
J. T. ItiiiiM.KS, Ucgidtei.
a Utter bargain. The owner netted
LHW from tho 10 acres ot hops the patt
lOH acres of fine t.rairie land, -1 mile
I'ont heart of Junction City, t-n the river
rond.und 10 mih.'S nOrtli of Kugeno;
.'(Mi acres under cultivation; 0 acres
fine, hard wood timber; residence am!
Uo barns; but litlle gravel; 12-acre
orchard ; w-ll fenced. Can bo dividid.
ens, and west ho us to give each half
part of timber. Will be ilivfdcd or said
HI !l W bote to unit. Price IM per acre.
This is the old liulin farm, and is woith
$!0 an acre. "
11 , 2'a 'i'"'1 southwest' of Junc
V) .leiM under cultivation; 50
I,:on ; joj neien onoer omnnnwi
ncrof. timber, oak ami ash: watered by
the Long Tom and several smull lakes;
over 10 miles of fem'o, divided into 10
fields and pastures ; could be divided
into !1 farms and each one could have a
good road all graded and graveled all the
wav to Junction City; ;J stock hams
40x')0; 1 barn 00x72 ;' blacksmith shop,
hav scales, wagon shed and inachino
ehed ; out buildings and a dwelling
home of H rooms, good as new, coHtif20l)0 ;
two orchards, all kinds of fruit and her-
ries. Price, H per acre., Eusy tcrniH.
A great bargain,
B. 13. HYLAND & CO,
JUNCTION CITY. ORE.
' Offlco in "Bulletin" Office.