The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
Vol. 1, No. 1 (April 1873)
Locals, pp. 8-14 PDF (1.5 MB)
14. THE WISCINSIN LUMBERMAN. market fior thos onl the Fo'x River ispri - c. tting capacity of 100,000 in 24 hn urn.; .cipally lieal. At (shikosh and Fond du .employs twenty-five la..ds, wtrking 11 Lie, stock is '-oln from the mill yards, and hours at a tour, the lowest wages paid be- shipments unade by rail to Illinois, lowa. ing $1 per day, and the highest, except- and the great West: mnalny of tile manun hig tie filer, $2,50 per day; comipetent facturers ownilil- their own vards. in dif- filers being lpid $100 per nmoutl: rate of fercut parts of the county. hisurane p.id 5P, per cu.t. 3lr. Ulark The situation on the Wisconsin River is is at prtszmt c.g.ged extensively in log *1ifferent. There was abuit 150 millions ging operatio..s, a.d as au evidence of his cut on the river last season, amid owuing to 'go-itsheaI fortDeuw lie has contracted foir, the unprecedeutedly low wvater. there re- and is buildi g the Steveus loint Boom, mains about 75 millions -n hand nisold. cmploying 200 mc iEa the work. Thc log crop was all consumed, no s , essrs. W. & J. Wharton have a good being carried over. Careful estiminatt v .aterpower muillat Appleton, IViLs These plaee the present log crop at from 80,000,- gentlemen. in econnection with their fa- 000 to 90,000,000 feet, a large flmlling off. tber, iiere ft-rnumrly erg-aged extensively from last year. The snow in the woods in holiuering operations in New Bruns- is about right for logging. but the string- wicK. at.,d ai * men of gre'It eneigy and ency of the money market amid the effect husi"ess taet. At an early day they of carrying over at least one-lialf of 1h soug.,t ie It' seosi.. pineries, where, af- year's cutting has seriously -etarded pre- ter eighteen o..r. tl Atially application sent operations-. The Wisc-Ansit River 'nd .n... r .Ie dealiag, they have'acquired !umbernien raft out all their limbler to, a handsomne :ortu..u ..l.._I enviah!e repu- the Missi4-ippi River, their market biei g* tatihn. The mlill idzive- Is two ecenter the great West, distributing at all the diciharg- wi ccl. oft 1o0 hiorse lsiwer. a.l.d towns from Prairie dlu Chieni to St. Louhis contains a d *ulie cire-ulair, shingle mill There are somic fifty nills on the Wiseon- and plainer, with the necessary machinery bin River albove Kiliourn City, on the line fir manufacturing lath and pickets. Its of the La Crosse and Milwaukee R. R.,' capacity is 30,000 feet of lamber and principally water power and double circu-' 25,000 shingles per day; employment be. lar mills. The booming privileges on this ing given to 40 men, who receive, ahigh- river are somewhat limited, especially at. est and lowest wages, S;3, and $1,25 per Stevens Point. The present winter the day; boys and girls receiving; from fifty btevens Point Boom Co. are buildiig cents to one dollar, owing to their efficien Booms that when completed wilt hold cy. They cut last year 8,000,0u0 feet of over 100,000,000 feet. The Grand Rapids, lumber, selling all at their home market Boom will hold 25,000,000, while the at prices ranging from $6 to $35 per M., Wanua Boonis will only hold about 10,- sone seven grades being made. The pre- 000,000 feet. sent winter they are not getting out more Owen Clark, of Stevens Point, formerly than one-.'alf their usual supply of log', from Utica, N. Y. is an energetic, driving' owing to the fact of their h ring some man, who has amassed a considerable for- 3,500,000 feet of logs held over from last tune by 21 years experience in the lumber season. The capital invested by this fArm busineas. His mill, situated in town, is', is $75,000. driven by wate: power, and contains two ,T double circulars, a gaug edger, lath, pick- J. J. FITZCERRELh et mills and plainer, and has an average ' -.Vichigaa Lumberman.
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