The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
Vol. 1, No. 1 (April 1873)
The Wisconsin lumberman. April, 1873, pp. -7 PDF (1.5 MB)
THE WISCONSIN LUMBERMAN. 7 rhic," sav- the viruel ar reruire-. thu net true. timber froni ttiv elviealt([ a hl:lf acres of. Vithiu 'the past weck we 1lcave lad well tiubereel landels, to furnishi ties for a.' s:teanemets fronm se end oldl logger', who mile of road. The a-erage life of a rail- hlave tekece paills to get the figures, that road tie is seid tobC :ebe out five ye irs. Coeec the aniouuet will uot excecee 100,000,000 sequei.tlv, 30,000,000 are re(Inisite tfor re- teet, and litany u..t go higher thau 75,000- pairs aunnually. aecd to fiurnishi tiisckinou .t 0000 te;t. Thi- is quco' a fiell!i.g off from will concsulcee two nmilliona five huendrede the first estimates, anod thlere are two good thousand ae res ot' the ble'.t tikloeebr lanId. remsoces tfer this fallin-g ofl in es-timates. III In additione tee this vast area, albout tive the first place all the horse" in this part bundred thousand elacre are required an- of the country were takenu sick with the uually to supply tie, for the ceew roads ho-rse epidtUlciC just a, wiecte r set ic and which are beiing coeestriue teel a c11 year. loggers were deprived of their use entire' In Wiscocnsie, it wiill takie thirty years ly tfer a Mounthl or six weeks, aid what few to cocnsu1me all the' standing pine, atter 'ittle could be obtained could not perform allowing t;)r a large iiicreasve uponl the occe-tecnthl of the labor required in the amount covew cut. oil the Chlippewac acid wejels, atuel almost useless ill haliceg sup- its tributaries, there are at least two inil- plies te tine (cuaits on acceunct of their lions of acres of pile land, whichle wili slow speed 111 traveling. average 7,000 .eet to the acre. There is It is true that nearly all tbe horses have now cut every winter abouet 4t10,1100,000, recoverel fron this disease, but they are (this includes the Eau Ciaire aned 1eoeno- lehft ie su'ch a weak coenditioe that they onee branches) so that there is uot much cacient drcw it ore thaci hcalft a usua: load danger of lunibericig giving out jiencedi of logs. This is a serious draw biack. ately. Ince the second place the sInow is now so But there will coete a thnie when tlhe deep in the woesi that it impedes the le-ii forests will only exist ic the menicory progress of loggicig materially. This d Cold inhabitants, acd betwecen uow acid with the weak coceditioc of tie herses will tlen, some substitute foir luilbwer must he no doubt reduce thce amount of logs to be ie. e'eted.-Claippewa lrelmbl. . put iu this winter to our lowest estimate, especuilly if the snlow goes off ic the month [From the Black River Falls Banner.] of February as it sometimes does Under T E INE WOODS. i the circtcutstancces it is uccsessfe to figure ocn more than 100,000,000 feet. Those papers About two niontlis ago it w:as geccerally Iwhich have published the amount at believed and reported that a large amoucet 00,000,000 to 300,000,000 feet of logs of logs would be put in Black River the t presnt wnte. Thre ere hiry reso . that witl be put in Black River this wmn- ter wiill p ease give estimate above named, for believnig such a statemielit then, and, for b v u auid thus oblige many loggers iU this part one of these reasons was the scbow fell ear- . . * (f the cunctry. The above is a tare esti- Her than common in this altitude-aliout semcte, amid vue believe it is correct. the middle of Noveniber. At that time it was generally believed that 200,000,000" to 250,000,000 feet of logs would be cut , Work ocl CRONKHITE, PLUMMER & Co'S., and put into this river and s its tributaries. new mill at Stevens Point commenced Such a statement has gone the rounds of March 10th. 60 days is the estimated the press in this and other States. It is time required for its construetioec.
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