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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)

Page 14

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
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,
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 5P, per cu.t.  3lr.
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
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
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
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
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
bin River albove Kiliourn City, on the line fir manufacturing lath and pickets.
of the La Crosse and Milwaukee R. R.,' capacity is 30,000 feet of lamber
principally water power and double circu-' 25,000 shingles per day; employment
lar mills. The booming privileges on this ing given to 40 men, who receive,
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
btevens Point Boom   Co. are buildiig cents to one dollar, owing to their
Booms that when completed wilt hold cy. They cut last year 8,000,0u0 feet
over 100,000,000 feet. The Grand Rapids, lumber, selling all at their home
Boom will hold 25,000,000, while the at prices ranging from $6 to $35 per
Wanua Boonis will only hold about 10,- sone seven grades being made. The
000,000 feet.                          sent winter they are not getting out
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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