Northrop, E. B.; Chittenden, H. A., Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
The lumber trade at the east, pp. 349-351 PDF (1021.3 KB)
The fall prospects, p. 351 PDF (342.6 KB)
351 The Wisconsin Lumbnrmrn. politicians to serve their country in some other manner. THE FAIL PROSPECTS. The WIscONsuN LumBEnmAx has re- peatedly expressed the opinion that prices for lumber would be higher during the fall months than they were during the past spring. We still hold to that opinion. Notwith- standing reported dullness of the dif- ferent markets a great deal of lum- ber is being handled by the retail dealers of the country and their sales are very nearly, or quite, up to the average for the time of year. There has really-averaging the different portions of the country-been a slight increase in business since the last of May; and there are several reasons why the market will proba- bly continue to advance. The passage of the currency bill has already had some effect in enlivening western business and there is every reason tc believe that ere long the west wil materially feel the good effect o: what may appropriately be termed western inflation and eastern con traction. The farmers will add ai other season of prosperity to thei already flourishing situation and wil therefore consume more largely c lumber than usual. The low price -even if an advance of two or thre dollars per M., should occur-will b a temptation to buy. Consumers a lumber well know that they can neve expect to buy at more favorable tern than are offered them this seasoz and there is now a strong tendenc So purchase lumber which will n4 be used until fall. It has becon generally understood that there is no overstock of lumber even for the trade which has been considered so dulL There is a better feeling among dealers, as a class, than there was two months ago. Very many would gladly invest at present prices, much more money than is convenient for them to use now. As business re- vives for the fall trade there is every reason to believe that the lumber business will feel the good effect of that revival, to a greater extent than almost any other trade. During the stagnation which has effected all branches of trade during the season thus far, the lumber business has suffered least of all the manufactur- ing industries. It has even gained a little in activity while other trades have become more and more depressed. The tendency of the market may now be said to be up- wards even if no marked advances in Lquotations are recorded. The general health of the lumber business just I now is decidedly better than that of f any other manufacturing business- poor through you may please to call it. , There is a slight strengthening of the 1 pulse now; it will continue; the fall r season will be comparitively active 1 and beneficial And the season of 1874 will close with the lumbermen U of the country in much better condi- e tion than they were in the fall of e 1873. Mr Examine the " Lumbermen's Reg- us ister" at the end of this volume and i; report additions or corrections to the ,y WwooNSn LUXBERMAN PUBTLING ot CoMPANY, 64 Oneida street, Milwau- ae kee, Wis. ¶ V I I,,.
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