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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)

Lumber market,   pp. 521-525 PDF (1.9 MB)


Page 521


The Wisconan
LUMBER MARKET.
Mnwaukee, Wisconsin.
MILWAuKEE, August '0, 1874.
The yards are pretty well stocked
with the various grades and kinds of
lumber and dealers are having a de-
cided resting spell. There is no dif-
ficulty just now in more orders being
sent in than can be filled. The trade
is very dull, as is usual at this season
of the year. Dealers expect an im-
provement in business by September
first, but the most sanguine scarcely
dare hope for any active advance in
prices.   Yard    rates    remain    un-
changed. We quote:
Common boards ........................1 2 00th
Joist and Scantling, 12 by 16 ft ........ 2 00a
do    do     18ft .............. ::it
do    do    20 ft ................ 14otA
do    do     22to24 ft...... 15 0o17 00
Fencing .................... .......... 12 W.-g
Ist and 2d clear dressed biding ......  2a o
1t com.    d,     do ....200 o
2d com.    do     do    ........... 160
1st comn flooring...5 0
2d do do  ............... ......  2aor:
Sitdo   do.                 ::28Or4
&I do do                  .......2 0
1st and 2d clear boards ................. 45 o
3d       do   do  ............ .... 35
Narrow select finishing board .......... 28 00Qg
Wide select com .....2................. 20 0ni48 o0
Lot and 2d clear 1%, 1J% and 2 inch ...... 45 QUO
3d clear do ................  36 05  r
Wagon Box Boards ............ ... 800 oo as 00
A stock   do   ............    8a o °
B do      do ............        25 %wg
C do      do   .....    .......    p12 00
Square pickets ............13
Flat pickets ...   .........        o2 0
Lath V M pieces ............    2 04 2 75
A shingles, V M ................ . 3 2s
No. 1 do do  ..........2.........  I  f 2 25
Timber, 18 to 22 ft .................... 15  18 00
Timber. 24 ft and over ............... 5 8 &.35 00
Cbicago, m.
From the Chicago Times, August S.
FRMGIHTS-There was no improvement in
the deaand for lumber-carrying vessels yes-
terday, and as the supply was greatly m ex-
cess of the moderate requirements of the
trade, rates remained weak, as follows;
Alpena ......i... 3V$
Oconto                     ........ 1 75
Muskegon .1.. 126
lanixst......... 1 50
Ludingon..                         1 87%
Whie Lake.               ........   1 37'
Pentwater ........                 1 h7
Grand Haven ........ 1 25
Saugatuck ........ 1 25
Ford Rlver ........                1 2.5
Menominee ....... .                  1 AO
Day c~ity...................1 7s
ZLtmberman.                            521
LutmEB, AFLOAT-Plenty of lumber was
offered at the Franklin street sales docks, the
fleet that remained over from Tuesday being
increased by several additional arrivals from
the east shore. Despite the rather unsettled
weather, both city and country buyers were
in fair attendance, but were unwilling to pur-
chase, except at lower prices. Hence a feel-
ing of weakness was developed, and aithough
sellers were reluctant to grant concessions, a
dozen or more cargoes were sold at an average
decline of 2.5c from previous qcuotations. The
weakness was princpally notceable in com-
mon grades, and choice mill-run lumber re-
mained comparatively steadyunder m~derale
offerings. At the close several cargoes 7re-
mained at the docks unsold. Selers continue
to sell on "p. t.,27 and only one commission
dealer had .the stamina to report his sales
yesterday.  We quote:
Joiet and scantling .....
Mill-run boards and strips.    14    1jT 00
Common strips and bojds ..........9  0i1 0
Lath .......................... 1      1.62.
Shingles .........     .......... 2 6s  2 75
Pickets ..............................  S 00
Cargoes scibrs Kate Lyons and Westchester,
356,000 ft boards, at p13; 13,000 lath at
1.62%; pickets at $8. Both cargoes from
Muskegon, and sold by C. Deming.
From the Inter Ocean, Chicago.
AT THE YARDs-Trade at most of the
yards was rather quietyesterday, though a
few dealers report a slight improvement.
The stocks are large and prices ruled un-
changed, as follows:
YATD PRICES.
First clear .........               0053 5 00
Second clear .........           43 001il0 00
Third clear, 1 in ..........   j       40 00
Third clear, thick .........      43 006J45 00
Clear flooring, let and 2d together,
rough .........38 040
Clear -Iding, Ist and 2d together . . 2'3 0   24 N0
Common siding ......... 1S o0 20 o0
Flooring, first comimonr dre sed .......3 3  35 00
Flooring, second common, dressed ..... 28 0  30 00
Wagon-box boards, 16 in. and upward,
select .........              35 00240 00
Select, l-lu .........           28 00c30 00
Select, thick ..........          2 00 .35 oS
Stock hoards, A .........        32 00g3s00
Stock boards, B .........        28 00 30 oo
Common hoards......          ... 10 50t11 00
Joist, scantllng, small timber, etc 16 feet
nd under .........           10 50811 50
Fencing .........10 50411 00
Joist and scantling, 1S to 24 ft ......... 14 0iI%20 00
Pickets, square ...........      10 00,_11 00
Pickets, flat........           . 12 00 13 00
Cedar posts, spilt .........      16 00 1S 03
Cedar posts, 5 Inch .................... 20 00i
6 inch .              2500
7 Inch .              30 00
8Inch .                85 00
Lath......25. ..                 S5
Shingles-Sawed No. 1 .            1 50
"A .       ..       2 90. 312S%
r Shingles on track are steady at $2.73(g.00 for A
star, and $1.25 for No. 1 sawed.
WIITB WOOD.
Box boards ......   40:Clear .......... d6   40
Common .........   25iCulls ....     10   15


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