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Northrop, E. B.; Chittenden, H. A., Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
(August, 1874)

The convention of Canadadian [Canadian] lumbermen,   p. 467 PDF (324.0 KB)

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The Wisconsin Lwcnberman.
finished to Wausau this year and
then there will be railroad facilities
for lumber shipments to all points
west, south and east, as well as the
present means of getting lumber to
market, the Wisconsin river. We
especially recommend Mr. Clarke's
offer to the attention of capitalists.
The meeting in convention of Can-
adian lumbermen at Ottawa, recently,
possesses an unusual significance
from the fact of its being a movement
in the direction of securing united ef-
fort for the reduction of the amount
of lumber manufactured. By the
proceedings of the convention we
are convinced that Canadian lumber-
men are in earnest in their endeav-
ors to lessen the amount of annual
production and are also ready to join
hands with the manufacturers of the
United States in positive agreement
to curtail future operations.  The
Canadian lumbermen are willing to
enter into written contracts to re-
duce the usual production one half,
either by shutting down their mills
or by curtailing operations in the
woods. An agreement to that effect
was signed by the lumbermen in at-
tendance at the Ottawa convention,
and the secretary instructed to cor-
respond with the different lumber-
men's associations of the United
States and ascertain if they will co-
operate with them in the general
curtailment of production.
The plan of adopting and living
up to such an agreement may at first
seem difficult; but earnest effort on
the part of the principal manufact-
urers will certainly accomplish thea
object of very materially reducing
the amount of lumber produced.
The time to fully consider the sub-
ject and arrive at definite understand-
ing and agreement, will be at the
convention to assemble at Saginaw,
Mich., in September. If manufact-
urers of lumber would consider the
benefits to result from united action,
there would be an attendance at
Saginaw of not less than one thous-
and lumbermen. The price of lum-
ber is low and it is because manu-
facturers have overdone business.
Meet in convention and compel, if
needs be, a reduction of the amount
manufactured. There isn't a manu-
facturer in the land but well knows
that the money to be made in lum-
ber will only come when the amount
produced is such that the market can
be controled.
The action of the lumbermen of
Canada in convention at Ottawa, is
well worth heeding. The terms
they offer are all right and should be
accepted by the lumbermen formally
and earnestly through the medium-
ship of the convention soon to as-
semble at Saginaw.
THRE is a chance for some one to
make money in Milwankee by the es-
tablishment of a saw-mill to cut long
timber, that might be rafted acro,-e
the lake. There is no more trouble
in rafting long logs across Lake Mic h-
igan that there would be in floating
them down the Mississippi. Holes
bored through the end of long tim-
ber and cables run through as string-
ers, and the logs are comparatively

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