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FOR SALE. ( " CORPORATIONS OR OTHER* WANTING Cedar Dimension Timber, Pavi g Blocks o, Cedar Poles, will find it to their advantage to write us for quotations Mi-h r & Ryan, Killaloe Station, Ont.




Containing- Rules for the Inspection and Measuring of Pine and Hardwood Lumber in the leading market* of Canada and the United States. Em- bracing also many useful tables and calculations ot everyday service to lumbermen.

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ROCK ELM SQUARE TIMBER, ABOUT 8,000 cubic feet. Will deliver in G.T.R yard near Owen Sound. Also Roik Elm or Cedar Piling, any length. To be taken out this winter. Write J. Z., Murphy, Hepwirth Station, Ont.

BASSWOOD WANTED. TTOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT, AIR DRIED, F 1" iV»' and 2" thick plump, square edge, rough, ri long, 10% .o' long. The 2 bass could be round edges, random widths and lengths. "Wholesale Lumber," Box 862, Bangor, Maine.


ROCK MAPLE BLOCKS FOR MANGLE ROL- lers, car lots, sizes 26 in. x 6'/2 in , 22 in. x 6}4 m-, 26 in. x sK in-, and 22 in. x 5K in-. "«t quality. State lowest prices loaded on cars, railway station | immediate delivery ; state quantity.

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ONE HEAVY DUTY HIGH SPEED ARMING- ton & Sims pattern Automatic Cut-off Engine, cylinder 10 in. diameter, stroke 30 in .,6 in. steam con- nection. This engine is capable of 200 horse power at ,20 revolutions per minute; it is in good work- ing order, and has been leplaced by a heavier engine of greater capacity, for further particulars anf y at once to the Gutta Percha & Rubber Manu- facturing Co. of Toronto, Limited, 6.-63 Front street west, Toronto.


\/OUNG'S POINT MILLS-IN THE VILLAGE Y of Young's Point, namely, saw mill, si ingle mill and planing fact, ry, all run by water powe, . and in good order ; ahout 5 acres land adj ining mill Property, upon which are situate four dwelling houses, one black- smiihshop, stables, etc.; saw mill has large circular saw tdger, butting saw, and power supplied by two 44-i;. Giant wheels; shingle mill, one Perkins machine twojoiniersand bkcki, g saws, run by a 44-in. Giant wl eel planing tactory, one large p.aner and matcher, one four^ided moulder, one splitting Saw, all iron; power supplied b> two 40-in Leffel wheels ; this pro- perty has a most desirable location, being s ua. the Otonabee River, on the route of the Irent Valley Canal, and five miles from the Village of Lakefield. For further particulars and terms of sale apply to Cornelius You g, Young's Point, or to Daniel O'Connell, Solicitor, Peterborough.


Tne publishers of the Canada Lumberman have forwarded to lumber manufacturers throughout the Dominion a circular requesting certain information regarding the trade of the year 1898, the data being -required for the annual review to appear in our February num- ber. Persons receiving these circulars will confer a favor by returning same, with the re- quired particulars, to this office without delay. Readers are respectfully asked to assist us as far as possible by placing at our disposal their views regarding the trade of the year.



Although the lumber demand is quiet at present, as might be expected, the prospects are by no means discouraging, and lumbermen generally are preparing for increased business in 1899. Stocks are below the average, and the building and manufacturing industries are in a prosperous condition, giving hope of a steadily growing consumption of lumber. Encouraged by these conditions, manufac- turers are operating in the woods on a scale equal to or larger than last winter, and are paying greater attention to the getiing of stock suitable for the local market. An advance in the price of certain grades of pine is expected before the spring. Mild weather is inteifering with logging operations in some localities. Dealers continue to receive orders for hardwood lumber which cannot be filled, owing to inability to find the stock. Basswood has been completely sold out, and there is no quantity of the other hard- woods to be found. The scarcity has in- duced some manufacturers to opeiate their mills during the winter, but the quantity cut will not go far in supplying the demand.


Very little has transpired within the past week affecting the lumber trade of Quebec. No stock of any account is mov- ing, and buyers have not as yet entered the market vigorously. A transaction of some importance is the purchase by Messrs. J. Burstall & Company of the rafts of pine timber of the St. Anthony Lumber Company now wintering at Cap Rouge, Quebec, the purchase price of which is said to be nearly $150,000. The conditions of 1899 aie yet uncertain, though prospects seem favorable. In New Brunswick and Nova Scotia the outlook has improved, but not to the extent as to induce manu- facturers to increase their operations in the woods. The stock of deals wintering at St. John is twenty-three million feet less than last year, which, with the de- creased production of this winter, will no doubt strengthen the market. We under- stand that British buyers have shown their hand, but shippers are believed to be holding for more favorable prices, a stand which is warranted to some extent by the improved prospects in Souih America, the West Indies and the United States. It is much to be hoped that the overptoduction of last year will not again be repeated, and it would seem that manu- facturers and shippers alike are now alive to this fact. A larger profit on a smaller output is more desirable than the reverse.


Not for many years has the lumber market of the United States closed with the same degiee of strength. Nearly every class of lumber is regarded as good property, and there is not the slightest fear that present prices wMl not be main- tained throughout the winter. Stocks of pine at the leading manufactuung centres are much smaller than at 'he close of 1897, while retailers and consumers have only a moderate supply, and will likely

continue to buy to a more or less extent during the winter months, more particu- larly as low rail rates prevail. The urgent demand for box lumber continues, nor- thern No. 4 boards being entirely cleaned up, and heavy sales of No. 3 having been made in order to supplement the lack of No. 4. It is encouraging to note that in the east the tendency is towards advanced prices. Our Buffalo correspondent points to the improved demand for pine, as well as for other woods, and forecasts a general shortage in many grades before the spring. This, we think, reflects the conditions prevailing at other wholesale points in the Eastern States. The year closed with broken stocks and a desire on the part of wholesalers to increase their holdings.

The shortage in the supply of box lum- ber has resulted in basswood being sub- stituted to some extent by box manfac- turers, and as a result there is very little basswood to be found in the country. It is said that box manufacturers have paid $9 50 per thousand for cull basswood at Minneapolis. Hard-.vcods generally are firm and scarce. In the north there has been a brisk demand for birch, to be used in furniture manufacture, and prices have advanced $2 per thousand. Maple, ash, and rock and soft elm are much inquired for by Buffalo dealers, who are paying $16 to $18 for thick ist and 2nd soft elm, $28 to $32 for same quality white ash, and $17 to $ 1 9 for maple. Hemlock is held firmly, but the demand is backward. The spruce market is much m the same condition, although manufacturers are making a strong effort to maintain higher prices.


Australia is suffering from intense heat aud drought, and disastrous bush fires are threatening. In many parts of New South Wales rivers have dried up ; business has been interfered with and work suspended. There is practically no demand for lum- ber. Reports from Great Britain tell of holiday quietude, although the market is firm, and buying is expected to commence very soon. Prices of Canadian woods are improving.


It is stated that Albert Pack, of Alpena, Mich., is negotiating for mills and ex- tensive timber lands in Chippewa county, Michigan.

The Menominee and Marinette mills, in Michigan, manufactured in 1898 408,- 200,000 feet of lumber, exclusive of lath and shingles.

Several of the Ottawa lumbermen are commencing to get out a considerable quantity of cedar each year, taken off the limits where the pine has alieady been removed.

J. W. Munro, of Pembroke, Ont., is lumbering quite extensively at Lake Wah- napitae, Ont., having 125 men and 25 teams in the woods. About 9,000,000 feet of logs have already been cut.

The Indians on the Cope, Croker and Saugeen reserves, in North Bruce, Ont., have passed a resolution asking that the islands of Georgian Bay be put up at


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auction, the proceeds to be applied to a trust fund. Some of the land involved contains large quantities of pine timber.

It is stated that the Ontario Lumber Co. will start their mill at French River, Ont., as soon as logs can be obtained in the spring. The company have four large camps in the woods this winter.

A movement is said to be on foot for the consolidation of the spruce saw mills in the New England States, and further to induce a number of the u.ills in New Yoik state to enter the proposed com- bination.

Mr. E. F. Stephenson, Dominion crown timber agent, Winnipeg, has re- ceived a return of the quantity of lumber imported into Manitoba from the United States dnring 1898. The amount was over 30,000,000 feet.

Pelton & Reid, of Cheboygan, Mich., have contracted with Munro & Gordon, of Pembroke, Ont., for 15,000,000 feet of logs, which are being put in on Lake Wahnapitae, and will come down French river to Georgian Bay, whence they will be towed across to Cheboygan. These lot;S are from Indian lands, which are not affected by the Ontario prohibitory law.

Four timber berths were sold at the Crown lands office, Fredencton, N. B., last week, at the upset price of $8 per mile. They were as follows: 2-mile berth on Four Mile brook branch of the Gul- quac river, to R. A. Estey ; 2>£-mile berth and 9- mile berth on Crystal brook, to Samuel Adams ; 2)£-mile berth on mill stream, to Sumner & Co., of Bathurst.

Indications point to a heavy input of northern pine logs this winter and a full running of the mills next season. In some localities, particularly the western Lake Superior and upper Michigan sec- tions, logging conditions thus lar have not been favorable, but there is sufficient lime to get out a full stock of logs. In lower Michigan logging conditions are pronounced ideal, and a good average crop will be secured.

A report comes from Skagway that lumber is greatly needed. There is no building lumber there, and construction work on a half dozen buildings has been stopped in consequence. The dealers hi the north had stocks at the beginning of winter which they consideied ample. They did not anticipate that building would continue during cold weather. According to reports, there has been little falling off in construction work, and all the lumber that can be sent north will be used.

The Rat Portage Lumber Company, of Rat Portage, Ont., are greatly increasing their operations in the woods this winter. Their cut will probably be in the neigh- borhood of 50,000,000 feet. Graham, Home & Co., late of Fort William, are logging 8,000,000 feet of pine for them on the American or Minnesota side of the Rainy river. This limit was purchased by the Rat Portage Lumber Company last summer from Congressmen Eddy, of St. Paul. Graham, Home & Co. have an equipment of too men and 17 teams, the logs being banked on the ice on the Rainy river, over 3,000,000 now being skidded.

Mr. Long, who operates with Mr. Hughes, of the Beaver mills, Brandon, is logging about 2,1500,000 feet some 100 miles up the Big Fork river, in Min- nesota. These operators had their entire drive of 2,000,000 feet hung up in the Big Foik river last summer. They expect that if the logs get down safely in the spring, they will have a busy season next summer. The lumbermen in the Rainy River district expect that the new Ontario & Rainy River Railway will make avail- able large tracts of timber on Rainy Lake. McKenzie & Mann's surveying party is now camped near Mine Centre, Ont., and are engaged in surveying the line both ways.

The lumber yard of the Sheppard & Morse Lumber Company, together with their dry- house and shaving shed, at Burlington, Vt., were totally destroyed by fire on the 24th inst.


[Correspondence of the Canada Lumberman.] There is a continuation^ the good feeling in the lumber trade, all on account of the stir in the east that has followed the earlier stir in the west. For a long time, practically all the season, the west and south were demanding and paying a good advance over last year for the entire range of lumber, but the east held back so persistently that it was no use to ask more here, for if it had been done the stock would have been left on our hands. It is quite a different story now. The east has found that if it is to get lumber to sell again, it must pay the price, and it appears to have come to the conclusion that it is a good thing to have lum- ber on hand again. For a long time very small stocks have been held east. Whenever any- thing was wanted, it was bought hastily and ordered in as soon as it could be delivered. In this way the trade was kept up. There was no faith in the immediate future of the trade, and iumbe/ on hand wjj. held to be poor prop- erty. It turned out to be true for so long that not a few members of the trade despaired of- ever seeing a better price on their holdings here, though they were obliged to pay more for all they bought.

Some of the eastern lumbermen who held the cut of southern mills were astonished to find that they could sell much of it westward to better advantage than they could east, and they knew that so long as this state of things lasted there was no use in trying to mass up stock at home. They have overdone their caution, though, for there is to-day very little that can be called better property than lumber. Practically all sorts and grades are higher than they were through the summer, and if the scarcity and lack of needed grades continues, the spring will see a still further advance. It is true that the east, including this market, is still afraid to stand out for the prices that should be asked, but there is a big change here already.

We hear that there is more asked at mill centres than can be obtained in Buffalo, freight differences taken into account. It was re- ported that Memphis was asking $40 for four- inch ash, and even buyers say that it will be paid, but we are not yet getting a correspond- ing price. It is a fact, though, that anyone who has stuff of this sort, suitable for the agri- cultural and other machinery shops, can ask about what he likes. There is a scarcity of ash, elm and basswood, and in a less degree of poplar and maple, that is little short of alarm- ing. Some cautious dealers are saying that such reports ought not to be allowed to get into the trade journals, for the saw-mill man watches them much more closely than the dealers and consumers do, and he will take too much advantage of the situation. Well, if that is the reason for the difference in the ability to grasp the situation, there is no reason for com- plaint. If the average eastern dealer leaves his lumber paper unopened, , or distrusts what he finds in it, let him be frank once in a while and confess that there are those who know how to use it to a purpose.

There is about as great a shortage in pine as in hardwoods, for the grades are so badly broken that there will be nothing left of the scant ones by spring, and it now looks as though only cutting-up grades would be left anyhow, for both uppers and box are very hard to find. Tonawanda appears to be worse off than Buffalo, for almost every day. there is a call from there for something of which there is none too much here.

The lakes did not close till very late, and lumber and shingles came in with the very last, something that usually does not happen. Strange enough, there was no damage to the lumber fleet at the last, in spite of the many losses to the grain fleet.

It is said that the barge Fassett, of the Holland & Emery Company, which failed to get down on the November ttip^ and had to be unloaded while ashore on Lake Huron, will no doubt be released in the spring. On the next trip from Byng Inlet the same tow was caught in the ice and will not deliver its lumber till spring, unless it is shipped down by rail. This is about the whole of the lumber losses for the season with which this port had to do.

The Holland yard, as well as the neighbor- ing one of C. M. Belts & Co., and the now abandoned one of the Arthur Hill Co., was flooded a few days ago by the overflowing of the canal, caused by leaving the Black Rock lock open. Many low piles were upset, the plank roads carried off, and much damage done by the mud and rubbish that was carried over the yards. The state will have to pay for the damage, no doubt.

Speaking of the canal, it should be noted that the canal enlargement association, com- posed of the boating interests mainly, has about perfected a bill providing for the carry- ing on of the work of canal improvement, be- ginning with the enlargement of the locks, as

should have been done at the outset. Buffalo shipped 28,182,000 feet of lumber by canal during the past season and received 2,341,000 feet. Tonawanda shipped 184,710,000 feet. The receipts by lake were 183,932,000 feet in Buffalo and 479,060,000 feet in the two Tona- wandas. Both are considerably less than in 1897, partly on account of the cutting off of Canadian lumber by the tariff, and partly on account of the waking up to the need of stock after the lake freights had gone up.

The firm of F. J. Underhill & Company is in straits on account of a land deal, and has but $2,000 to pay an indebtedness of $6,000. The creditors are lumber dealers, who will accept the offer rather than allow the firm to go into bankruptcy and pay nothing.

The Buffalo Lumber Exchange will take a general stock list this month. There will be less than usual, as hardwood is very short, and there is no extra in pine to make it up.

J. C.


The shortage of bulk stocks of pine at mill points on Lake Superior is one of the favorable features of the lumber trade of the United States. According to the Northwestern Lum- berman, therejs about 56,000,000 feet on the docks at Ashland, Bayfield and Washburn, of which 16,500,000 feet is sold, and approxi- mately 40,000,000 feet unsold. This is a much smaller amount than was supposed to be on the Chequamegan bay docks, but the figures are claimed to be authentic.

The Duluth-Superior stocks show a decided shortage as compared with those of last year. The total amount of stocks on docks December l was 120,000,000 feet, of which amount 73,000,000 feet was for sale. On December 1 last year there was 125,000,000 feet on the docks, 109,000,000 feet of which was for sale. The amount of lumber manufactured by the Duluth-Superior mills during the sawing season of 1898 was 324,000,000 feet, while in 1897 the same mills cut only 290,000,000 feet. The total amount shipped during the year ending- December 1, 1898, was 333,000,000 feet, as compared with shipments amounting to 283,- 000,000 feet for the same period in 1897. Since December I there has been sold at Duluth and Superior between 5,000,000 and 6,000,000 feet, thus reducing the total of unsold stock to less than 58,000,000 ieet. Norway is the only stock at the Duluth-Superior mills that shows an increase as compared with last year, and that increase is the insignificant one of 3,000,000 feet. The stock of No. 3 and No. 4 boards this year amounts to only a trifle over 15,000,000 feet, as compared with a total of over 26,000,000 feet a year ago. This com- prises all thicknesses from one to two inch. The supply of No. 2 and better is a trifle under 40,000,000 feet, as compared with 63,000,000 feet on December 1 last year. All details given above refer to unsold stock.

Owing to the fact that a much lower rate of freight is in effect by rail from Lake Superior points than was the case a year ago, it is be- lieved that a largely increased amount of stock will be sent forward by rail this winter, so that every indication points to a practical cleaning up of dock stocks at Lake Superior points be- fore any of the cut of next season is ready for market.

R. Douglas and W. V. Bluemanchal have registered proprietors of the Rigaud Milling Co., lumber merchants, Montreal.


TF YOU WANT HARDWOOD LUMBER, TELE- 1 graph Poles, Cedar P. sis, Cedar Poles, or Railroad Ties, write to WM. FOSTER,

Lumber and Commission Merchant,

Owen Si-nnd, Ont.



Chas. B. Treat, Treas. - ENFIELD, MAINE. Correspondence Invited. Estimates Furnished.


Black Ash. all thicknesses. 1-inch Red Oak. Inch Butternut, Mill Run. Hard Maple, all thicknesses.

State quantity and price.


is Adelaide St. E., Toronto, Ont.

Sieveking, Podmore & Co. WOOD AGENTS

7 Crosby Square, LONDON, ENG.

Cable Address : Branch at LIVERPOOL.

" Sieveking,' London.

HESSLER 6c GO. Wood Argents

West Hartlepool and Hull, ENGLAND

Cable Address : " Hessler," West Hartlepool.

n u/ippim 89STATE ST>

. U. VYIUuIn boston, mass.

will inspect at mill and PAY CASH for


Elm, Ash, Bass and other Hardwoods

Correspondence Solicited.

John McKergow,


W. K. Grafftev,

Managing Director.


The ship Coringa and bark Louisa are loading lumber at Yarmouth, N. S. , for the River Platte.

Owing to the change to be made in freight rates on pulp wood by the Canadian railway companies, the Niagara Falls paper mills are said to be perfecting plans whereby all this class of freight will be handled by other roads. The plan is to have the wood taken across Lake Ontario to Charlotte or some other advantageous lake port, and then shipped by rail, either over the New York Central or the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg Railways, to Niagara tails.




OTTAWA PINE A SPECIALTY Office and Yard : 208 Guy Street, BeU Telephone 8576. MONTREAL



Wholesale Pine and Hardwood

Lumber Dealers

Cabinet Woo .1. Including Mahogany, A Special! i/.






Correspondence Solicited.


Who have desirable lots of i to 3" firsts and seconds Soft Elm and 1 to 3" firsts and seconds Brown Ash ready for immediate shipment, will please send full description of stock, stating dryness, lengths and widths, with best cash price f.o.b. cars and freight rate to Boston, to


Wholesale lumber Dealers - 55 Kilby Street, BOSTON, MASS.

January 4, 1899

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Lumber freight rates on the Canada Atlantic Rail- way are as follows : Ottawa, Rockland, Hawkesbury »nd intermediate points to Toronto, 10 cents per 100 lbs.; Pany Sound to Toronto, pine 10 cents, hard- wood, 11 cents ; Ottawa to Oswego, $1.90 per M ft.; Ottawa to Syraruse, $2.20 per M ft , (3,000 lbs. and under per M ft.) ; Ottawa to Montreal, 5 ; Quebec, 10 ; Arnprior to Montreal, 7 ; Quebec, 12 cts. per 100 lbs. Ottawa to Buffalo, 12 cents per 100 lbs. ; Ottawa to Port Huron and Detroit, 14 cents per 100 lbs. Ottawa to New ^ork, track delivery 15 cents per 100 lbs., lightered 17 cents per 100 lbs. Arnprior to New York, track delivery 17 cts. per 100 lbs., lightered 19 cts. p^r too lbs. Parry Sound, track, 20 cents, lightered, 22 cents per 100 lbs.; Ottawa, Rockland and Hawkesbury to Boston and common points, local 15c; exports 13c. per 100 lbs.; Arnprior to Boston and common points, local 17 cents ; export 15 cts. per 100 lbs.; Parry Sound to Boston and Portland and common points, local 21^ cents, export 20 cts. per 100 lbs. ; Ottawa, Rockland and Hawkesbury to Portland, &c, 15 cts.; Arnprior to Portland, 17 cts.; Ot- tawa to Burlington, 6c. pel 100 lbs.; Ottawa to Albany, 10 cts. per 100 lbs.; Arnprior to Albany, 12 cts. per 100 lbs. ; Parry Sound to Albany, 17 cts. per 100 lbs. ; Ottawa to Scranton and Wilkesbarre, Pa., also Binghampton, N.Y., 13 cents per too lbs, from Arnprior 15 cents, from Parry Sound 20 cents per 100 lbs. ; Ottawa to St. John, N. B. and common points, 20 cents per 100 lbs.; Ottawa to Halifax, N. S. and common points,


21 cents per 100 lbs. Minimum carload weight for shipment of lumber, lath, shingles, etc., is 30,000 lbs., and rates quoted above are in cents per 100 lbs., except when quoted per M ft.; the mi iimum carload charged is 10 M ft., lumber not exceeding 3,000 lbs. to the M feet. Ottawa rates apply on shipments from Rockland and Hawkesbury.


Lumber freight rates for pine on the Grand Trunk Rail- way, according to the tariff issued 15th February, 1897, will be found below. General instructions in shipping by Grand Trunk are embodied in these words in the schedule: Minimum we ght 30,000 lbs. per car, unless the marked capacity of the car be less, in which case the marked capacity (but not less than 24,000 lbs.) will be the minimum weight. Exceptions— Cedar posts in box cars, dry basswood and light pine or cedar lumber, dry cedar shingles, charcoal and sawdust, which cannot be loaded up to 30,000 lbs. or up to the marked capacity of car, will be carried at actual weight, minimum 24,- 000 lbs. The rates on lumber in the tariff will not be higher from an intermediate point on the straight run than from the first named point beyond to the same des- tination. For instance, the rates from Orillia to Guelph, Brampton, Weston or Toronto, would not be higher than the specific rates named from Graven- hurst to the same points. The rates from Cargill and Southampton to points east of Listowel and south and west of Stratford will be the same as from Kincardine, and the rates from Hanover or Hepworth would not be higher than fromWiarton to the same des- tination,but in no case are higher, rates to be charged than as per mileage table published on page 15 of tariff.

Rates from leading lumber points on pine and other softwood lumber, shingles, etc., are as follows : From Glencairn, Creemore, Aurora, Barrie and other points in group B to Toronto, 6^c; Collingwood, Penetang, Coldwater, Waubaushene, Sturgeon Bay, Victoria Har-

bor, Midland, Fenelon Falls, Longford, Gravenhurst and other points in group C, to Toronto, 6j4c; Brace- bridge to Toronto 7c; Utterson, Huntsville, Navor- Emsdale Katrine to Toronto, 7%c; Burk's Falls, Ber- riedale Sundndge and South River, to Toronto, 8c: Trout Creek, Powassen and Callender to Toronto, oc; Nipissing Junction and North Bay, 10c. Rate from Goderich, Kincardine, Owen Sound and Wiarton to Toronto, 6%c. These rates are per 100 lbs. Rates from Toronto east to Belleville are 7^0. per 100 lbs ; to Deseronto, 9c; to Brockville and Prescott, 10c; to Montreal and Ottawa. 10c. The rates on hardwoods average about from ic. per ioo lbs. higher than on pine and softwoods. For rates 6n railway ties, mahogany, rosewood, walnut, cherry, and other valuable woods, application must be made to the distiict freight agent.

On spruce and balsam (partly seasoned) for pulp manufacture, (he rate from Longford, Wiarton, Pene- tang, Coldwater, Waubaushene, Vicioria Harbor, Haliburton, Kinmount, etc.. to Toronto, is $2 20 per cord ; and to Merriton and Thorold, $2.60 ; Katrine, Callendar, North Bay, etc., to same points, $2.45 and $2.60 respectively : Beeton, Allandale, Orillia, etc., $2.20 and $2:60. On green spruce and balsam the rate is 25 per cent, higher.


The rates at present in effect on the Canadian Pacific Railway to Toronto and Hamilton are as follows : Pine and soft woods f om Klock, Mattawa Bonfield, North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Cache Bay and Warren, 9 cents; from Sudbury Jet, Rayside and Chelmsford, 10 cents ; from Cartier and Geneva Lake, IOK cents ; from Biscotasing, White Fish, Massey, Cutler. Spragge and Algjma, 12 cents per 100 lbs. The rates on hardwood are one cent per ton lbs. higher than those on pine. From Ott wa, Hull, Aylmer and Dechenes Mills, also Arnprior Braeside and Pembroke, to Toronto the rate is 10 cents both on pine and hard- wood. The rates are based on a minimum 0(30,000 lbs. per car."

Summer rates to New York, via Albany and barge

line, expired on November 28th, owine to closing of navigation on the HudM.n river, and the usual all rail rates became effective, as foil- .ws : To New York fof track delivery and all poinis on the riterl or ihe New York Central and We,t Shore railways from Ottawa, Hull Aylmer, Deschene. Mills ,5c per 100 lb 1 ., from Jun lion, 16c; from Arnprior, Brae- sHe and Renfrew, 17c; from Eganvi Icand Pembroke.

•L- ™V"?V° New York- including liih -rage within the free luherage limits of New York harbor are 2 cents per 100 lbs additional.

Summer rales to Montreal expired on November 15th, and the usual winter rates became effective as follows: From Ottawa, Hull, Aylmer and Deschenes Blills, 5c; Carleton Juncuon. 6c ; ArnprLrand Brae- side, 7c; Rei. few, Eganville and Pembroke, 8c The rate to 1 hree Rivers is 40. and to Quebec 5c. over the rate to Montreal. The mini,, urn car load in all cases where rates are computed on a weight basis is 30,000 lbs.; when on a measurement ba-is io.oco feet B. M

The C P.R.also make the f Hon ing rates on seasoned pine lumber to West St. John, N B., for export From Ottawa, Hull, Aylmer, Deschenes Mills, hast Temple- ton and Buckingham, $3.75 per M feet; Carleton Junction, Braeside and Arnprior, $4. o per M feet Renfrew, Douglas, Eganville and Pem'.roke, $4.5 per m a 'umber for local consumption at St John,

N B., and common poinis the rale is 20 cents f.orn Ottawa, Hull and Aylm r, and to Halifax 21 cents from same points. On seasoned pine lumber the rale from Ottawa to Uswego, N.Y., is $1.9 > per M feet, and to Syracuse, N.Y., $2.20 per M leet ; from Ottawa to Buflalo. 12 cents and to Detroit 14 cents perioolbs.; to Boston, Mass., and common points, 15 cents from Ottawa, Hull, Deschenes Mills and all points east there- of; 16 cent- from Carleton Junction; 17 cents from Arnprior. Bra-side and Renfrew, and 1 3 cents from Eganville and Pembroke, and proportionate rates from points further west on lumber or consuinp ion in ihe United States. The export lumber rate is 13 cents from Oilawa and Hull, 14 cents from Deschenes Mills, Aylmer and Carleton Junction, and 15 cents from Arnprior and Braeside to Boston.







x 1 inch Mill Run Basswood special price ^ for winter cut stock, dry, and also for green ^ stock to be cut this coming winter. Also

* wanted V/2 and 2 inch Mill Run op Common and Better Beech, dry stock.




Short and Long Dimension Timber, in Pine, Hemlock, Cedar or Rock Elm. Contractors Supplied. Inside Finish, Ac.

Saw and Planing Mills: QWEN SOUND, ONT.

C. P. R. and G. T. R. Railways. ^ White for Estimates.


We are offering 1, 1'/, \%, and 2" Shipping Cull and Box, Strips and Siding separate. Very reasonable. Write us for prices. . .


We have a large quanti'y of mixed sizes Joists and Timbers on hand in While and Red Pine, also Ship Decking, cut 3 x 5" and 3 x 6". . .



Elm, Ash, Basswood and Maple Lumber ; Cedar, Pine and Hemlock Dimension Timber ; Cedar Telegraph and Telephone Poles ; Railroad Ties and Fence Poles— all lengths.




=— Lumber Manufacturers

Dimension Timber in White

v> ju. fuura - Cedap Shingles,

of Red Pine, Spruce. Hemlock, or Cedar. fL Cedar Ties, Posts and Poles, PINE DEALS 1 Pine Lath, Etc, Etc.

Shipments bv Rail or Water.

East Tehpletoh, Otje.

Winter-Sawed Stock is the Best. We commence for the season on January 2nd, and make a Specialty S IRflnrn of White Maple, Quarter Sawed Maple Mangle Rollers

LI I I VI II I K ^ ^ (Tu'ned or °ctag°nal), Elm, Beech and Basswood LUIIIIILII Lumber, Etc. No correspondence neglected.

«J. S. FINDLAY, Owen Sound, Ont.


Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers


Contractors for Railway Supplies BILL TIMBER a Specialty . . .



Manufacturers of and Dealers in

Sawn and Planed Lumber, Dimension Timber, Joistinq Car Sills, Car Flooring, Shingles and Lath.

A Large Quantity of Dry Lumber in Stock





m Pine Lath, Cedar, and M Pine Shingles.

Correspondence Solicited. HEMLOCK BILLS A SPECIALTY. Mills at Wiarton.



Manufacturers and Dealers


Make a Specialty of Long- Pine, Cedar and Hemlock Bill Stuff.




. . Wood /Ygents . .

Cable Address " Walmer," Liverpool. Halifax, N.S., Office- SMITH, TYRER & CO., Metropole Bldg-., Hollis St., Halifax, N.S.


s it your wish . , \

To Purchase or Sell as quickly as possible


An Advertisement in the ' ' Wanted ' ' and "For Sale" Department of the . . .


Will secure for you a Buyer or Seller, as the case may be. Address,

The Canada Lumberman

Toronto, Canada.


7 Royal Bank Place, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Codes Used : Watkin's, Scott's, A.B.C


Cable Address : ' ' Brakndge, 1 ' Glasgow.

Lumberman's, Zebra; Private.

Age"1n w7tnWaAnHAT?IAN ^H*TE PINE AND SPRUCE, cut .0 all sizes-and all kinds of Hardwood> consent Zd^to ^"^J^™™ ^ °f in the United Kingdom or


Ottawa, Arnprior & Parru Sound Ru.


H. B. Mussfn, Contracting Agent. M. A. Overend, Foreign Freight Agent, 115 Board Trade, Montreal

Shortest and Quickest Route from OTTAWA, ROCKLAND, HAWKESE'JRY ARN- PRIOR, PEMBROKE, PARRY SOUND and other Lumber Centres, TO BOSTON, PORTLAND NEW YORK, DETROIT, TONAWANDA, ALBANY &C., MONTREAL, TORONTO. QUEBEC HALI- FAX, ST. JOHN. Ac. ' W. P Hinton. Ass't General Freight Agent, Ottawa. C. J. Smith, General Traffic Manager, Ottawa, Ont.


Canada Lumberman Weekly Edition.

January 4, 1899


In the Monthly Edition of " The Canada Lumberman.''


Fleming, W. A., Montreal, Que.

Goodhue, J. h. A Co., Danville, Que.

Lewis, Rice & Son, Ltd., Representing Hoyt's Belting.

McLaren, J. C. , Belting Co., Montreal and Toronto.

McLaren, D. K. , Montreal, Ottawa ?nd Gait.

The Waterous Co., Brantford.

Young, J. S , Montreal.


City Brass Foundry, Hamilton, Ont. Magnolia Metal Co. , New York.


Standard Dry Kiln Co. , Indianapolis, Ind.


Royal Electric Co. , Montreal .

Starr, John, Sons * Co., Halifax, N. S.


Eckardt, H. P. & Co., Toronto. Gart shore, Jorn, Toronto. Rice Lewis A Son, Toronto. Woods, Jas. W., Ottawa, Ont.


Bertram, John A Sons, Dundas, Ont.

Canadian Locomotive and Engine Co. , Kingston Ont.

Carrier, Lame A Co., Levis, Que.

Darling Bros. , Montreal.

Kenned; A Sons, Win. , Limited, Owen Sound, Ont. Lancaster Machine Works, Lancaster, Ont. Lloyd Manufacturing Co., Kentville, N. S. Mershon, W. B. A Co., Saginaw, Mich. Northey Mfg. Co., Toronto, Ont. Payette, P. & Co. . Penetanguishene, Ont. The Wm. Hamilton Mtg. Co., Peterboro', Ont. The Jenckes Machine Co., Sheibrooke, Que. The Waterous Co., Brantford.

The Oxford Foundry A Machine Co.. Oxford, N. S. The Defiance Machine Works, Defiance, Ohio, U.S.A.


Magnolia Metal Co.. Hew York.


The Jenckes Machine Co. . Sherbrooke, Que. The Waterous Co., Brantford.


The Dominion Leather Board Co. , Montreal, Que.


Magnolia Metal Co. , New York.


Burns, B. R., Saw Co., Toronto, Ont. Ottawa Saw Works Co. , Ottawa, Ont. Sburly A Dietrich, Gait, Ont. The James Robertson Co. , Montreal, Que.


Barber, C, Meaford, Ont.

Kennedy A Sons, Wm., Limited, Owen Sound, Ont. Madison Williams, Port Ferry, Ont.


Houston, G. T. A Co. , Chicago, 111, U.S.A. Shier. J. D., Bracebridge, Ont. Wiggin, H. D., Boston, Mass.


Axes, Campbell Bros., St. John, N. B.

Treatise on Care of Saws, Ba.dwin, Tuthill A Bolton. Grand

Rapids, Mich. Canadian Photo Engraving Bureau, Toronto. Can. Office and School Furniture Co., Preston, Ont. Consulting Engineers, Tower A Wallace, New York. Illinois Central R.R.

Lumbering Tools, Ttaos. Pink, Pembroke, Ont.

Machine Knives, Peter Hay, Gait, Ont.

The bradstre-.t Mercantile Agency, New f oik and Toronto.


(The quotations given below are, unless otherwise specified, the average selling prices quoted by whole- sale dealers at the different markets named.)

iK 1 M and -2 inch cut

up and better $32

-t inch picks and uppers 34

1x12 dressing and bet-