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Vol. XI.

Canada Lumberman

PUBLISHED EV

The G. H. Mortimer Publishing Go'u of Toronto, Limited

Confederation Life Bui/ding - TORONTO.

Branch Offices : 3S Alliance Building, Montreal 720-721 Union Bank Building, Winnipeg. 21 Great St. Helen's, London, E. C.

The Weekly Lumberman Published every Wednesday, contains reliable and up-to-date re- ports of market conditions and tendencies in the principal manufacturing districts and leading domestic and foreign wholesale markets. A weekly medium of information and communica- tion between Canadian timber and lumber manu- facturers and exporters and the purchasers of timber products at home and abroad.

The Month'y I.nmbermar— A 32-page journal, discussing fully and impartially subjects perti- nent to the lumber and wood-working industries. Contains interviews with prominent members of the trade, character sketches and portraits of leading lumbermen, etc. Its special articles on technical and mechanical subjects are especially valuable.

TORONTO, MONTREAL AND WINNIPEG, JANUARY 4, I9C5

No. 49

"CpXCELSIOR WOOD WANTED PEEKED ~* basswood or clear spruce. Rankin and Co., Dundas sueet, Toronto. Telephone.

XITANTED AN EXPERIENCED AND V V energetic man to sell British Columbia Shingles and Lumber in Ontario Export Lum- ber & Shingle Co., Limited, Vancouver B C

FOR SALE— 60 H.P. HORIZONTAL RETURN , Tubular Boiler, good as new, bargain for quick turn-ov.r. Address Alfred Rubbra, 22 Victoria Square, Montreal, Que.

TXT ANTED - TEN THOUSAND CORDS v V Hard and Soft Wood ; also same quantity of Slabs. Simcoe Wood and Lumber Co. « Yonge Street Arcade. Toronto.

HAVE YOU ANY STOCK WHICH YOU wish to sell ? If so, make the fact known to probable buyers by placing an advertisement in the Wanted and For Sale Department. Address Canada Lumberman, Toronto.

WANTED— SOFT ELM AND BASSWOOD Lumber, 3" thick, dry. Address Box 186, Canada Lumberman, Toronto, Ont.

WANTED-A FEW CARLOADS EACH and 1%" firsts and seconds Black Ash; state condition, price and where delivery would be made. Address Box 185, Canada Lumberman, Toronto.

WANTED-ONE MILLION PINE PICKETS, size 1" x 1" square, 24" to 48" long. To be cut this wmter, not dressed, by mills in Ontario Address Box 187, Canada Lumberman Toron- to, Ont.

FOR SALE SAW MILL MACHINERY Modern Saw Mill Machinery, by best American Manufacturers. Used but short time, at very low prices, owing to failure of log sup- ply. Immediate delivery. Detailed description and prices upon application to Detroit Lum ber Company, Detroit Mich., USA

rr-OR SALE-DIRECT ACTION PORTABLE Saw Mill, now running. Box No. 4, Both- well, Ont.

WA£T?£ TO BUY A GOOD SECOND- HAND Band Saw Mill. Must be in good repair. Apply Box 233, Goderich, Ont.

■flfANTED-l" AND 2" PINE, HEMLOCK vy and Basswood and Ontario Shingles "16 and 18". Address P. O. Box 2i3,Almonte, Ont.

WANTED— 1" BLACK ASH; ALSO FOR sale, the following : 6,500 6x<>-6' 8" Red Oak Ties ; 150,000' 2" Dry Indiana White Oak 50,000' 2" Dry Indiana Red Oak.McCi.URE Lum- ber Co., Detroit, Mich.

WANTED— PARTY HAVING PORTABLE Saw-Mill. capacity about io.oooM per day to cut bv the thousand, Temiscaming Address "Portable," care of Canada Lumberman, Tor- onto, Ont

WANTED AND FOR SALE

Advertisements will be inserted in this depart- ment at the rate of 15 cents per line each insertion. When four or more consecutive insertions are ordered a discount of 25 per cent, will be allowed. This notice shows the width of the line and is set in Nonpareil type ; 12 lines make one inch. Ad- vertisements must be received not later than 4 o'clock p. m. on Tuesday to insure insertion in the current week's issue

WANTED 800 NORWAY PILES FOR early spring delivery. For particulars address Lock Box 12, Vineland, Ont.

FOR SALE-l" 6 4 ", 2" SOFT ELM. 1", 2", 3", Birch. 1" Wormv Chestnut. I". 6/4", 2", 3", 4" Hard and Soft Maple. 1", 6/4", 2" Beech 1", 2 ", 3" White Ash. 1", 2". 3". 4" Red and Wt ite Oak. Cedar Squares. R. E Kinsman, Hamilton.

FOR. SALE

T7IFTY THOUSAND FEET SOFT MAPLE cut 2. 3 and 4 inches thick; it is well sea- soned ; also I will have for 1905 one hundred thousand feet each of hard maple, soft maple and elm to sell. Apply to C. W. Taylor, Both- Wnl, Ont.

For Sale

A FIRST CLASS STAVE AND HOOP MILL JrV. in good state of repair, and with it or not at option of purchaser, the stock of staves and hoops on hand together with a quantity of stand- ing timber. Also horses, harness, trucks wag- gons, etc. For all particulars bona fide pur- chasers may apply to "Staves," in care of Canada Lumberman, Toronto.

FOR SALE 150,000 FEET OF AND iH Birch. 30,000 feet of one inch Bass- wood, 200.000 feet of Hemlock at $10 FOB 2x6 to 2x12, 10 to i6fe<-t. Two cars of sidings' 50,000 feet of Pine 1", i^" and 2". For particu- lars apply to the Harcourt Lumber Co Harcourt, Ont.

SAW MILLS AND LIMITS FOR SALE BY the undersigned: A large lumber mill, ca- p^city iisM jm.- per day, and a long timber rail! capacity 35 per day, all in fine condition ; guar- anteed ready for work ; situated at Little Cur- rent, Georgian Bay. If not sold soon will be willing to contract for sawing. Also Timber Berth. Township Harrow, 36 miles, and Town- ships Thompson, Bright and Bright Additional 47 sq miles. Terms of sale part cash, time for balance, 6%. For further particulars apply to J. & T. Conlon, Thorold, Ont.

FOR SALE

WANTED, POSITION BY GENERAL OF- fice man, age 31, having both mechanical and business experience in lumbering and lum- ber manufacturing, sawmill and railroad con- struction, Ar. references.— Address with particu- lars Box 180, Canada Lumberman, Toronto.

FOR SALE.

RED PINE DIMENSION CUT TO RE- QUIRED sizes. Also two parcels of stand- ing Timber, nearly all White Pine. good quality Pine Lumber Co., Pine Ont., near Cartier.

FOR SALE -TWO CARS OF ELM LUMBER 1" to 4" thick, one car Red Oak 1" 104" thick, also W. Ash and Bas wood lumber. We have about 60 large W. Oak trees besides a lot of smaller ones which we intend to get out and saw this winter, large trees would average in size from 15" to 25" square and 25' to 45' long- Address Benj. Sberk & Son, Sherkston, Ont.

SAW MILL AND TIMBER FOR SALE

NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ACRES OF good timber, birch, maple and hemlock. Will cut about a million and a half of logs. Reason for selling, other business to look after. Box 188, Canada Lumberman, Toronto, Ont.

FOR _Sf\LE

2'ooo acres of Hardwood Land in Antigonish County, N. S., close to railway sidings. The James River runs through the centre of 1,250 acres. Apply to

J. S. O'BRIEN.

Antigonish, N. S.

1 Second-hand Engine, cylinder 9" dr 12" slroke, heavy belt wheels' dr ' for 8" belt, Box Bed, all overhauled and refitted with new brasses. Price F. O. B. St. John, N. B J173.oo

1 Second-hand Exeter Engine, cylinder 10" dr , 20" stroke with Belt Wheel 8' dr. for 14" face belt, Tangy Bed all overhauled in good order. Practically new. Price F. O. B. St. John, N. B. $3i.;.oo

1 Second - hand Horizontal Compound Engine, 9" H P. Cylinder, 18" L P Cylinder, 12" stroke with fly wheei / dr. Price K. O. B., St. John,

N. B $20000

Immediate delivery. Apply to St. John Iron

Works Ltd., P O. Box 39,, St. John, N B.

The Locators-W. B. Herbert.Geueral Man- ager. The largest and oldest exclusive Business Brokers in the West. Address The Locators 63 Merchants' Bank Building, Wiunip-g.

Cordwood— Two hundred thousand cords of Spruce, Taniarac and t-ir, for twentv thousand Profit clear one dollar per cord, figure what that means, tan be bought for Twenty Thous- and with reasonable cash payment Mill store and everything needed for doing business' Tup Locators

Saw Mill complete. with four lots well situated for Three Thousand Five Hundred, Two Thous- and cash. About two hundred miles from Win- nipeg_everything complete. Lois of timber to cut. The Locators

Mill, Flevat r. Warehouse, etc. Twenty Fcur thousand buys this. Mill capacity one hundred and sixty barrels Everything complete and in running . rder. Will either sell or take partner with half interest. Cash payment arranged The Locators. 6

No doubt you are thinking of coming West and going into business for yourself. If so, con- sult. The Locators.

For any further particulars address The Locators, 63 Merchants Bank Building, Win-

HARDWOOD LUMBER DEALERS

T CAN BUY FOR YOU AND CUT THIS J. winter 200 to <ooM of Red Oak and Bass- wood, also smaller quantities of other hardwoods. Address "Hardwood," care Canada Lumber- man, Toronto.

WANTED

Beveled Siding. We want de- livered prices in car lots on Beveled Siding in Pine and Cedar. Pre- sent or Spring delivery.

HALEY & SON - St. Stephen, N B. AT FERN IE, B. C.

SAW MILL PLANT

AND TIMBER LIMITS

T Q o 7 ACRES ONE AND A QUARTER 1 w I miles from Fernie. B. C heavily timbered with Cedar, Fir, Spruce and Tamarac, easily accessible for logging purposes both in summer and winter.

Saw Mill Waterous Mill with capacity of 40 thousand feet per day, with planers, lath mill, etc., all complete.

Stables, dwelling houses, store, smithy and logging camp all substantially built and ready for occupation.

The limits are held under Crown Grant and purchaser can enter and begin operations with- out any delay.

For further particulars, price, terms, etc., address

PH. VIBERT, ESQ., Manager Union Bank of Canada,

Lethbridge, N. W T. or H. B. GILMOUR, ESQ.

Molson's Bank Building, Vancouver, B,C,

THE LUMBER THADE IN 1904.

The February number of the Canada Lumberman will contain the usual annual review of the lumber trade, for which the statistics are now being collected. Many manufacturers have supplied the informa- tion asked for in our circular letter, and we hope thai, those who have not respond- ed will do so at once.

We shall also be glad to receive from any of our readers statistics as to produc- tion or shipments covering their district which would assist us to make our report as complete as possible.

CURRENT TRADE CONDITIONS.

ONTARIO.

Few lumber salesmen are on the road. Manufacturers and dealers are taking inventories and closing up the business for the past year. The movement of lumber, therefore, is comparatively light, although larger than at the corresponding time one year ago. Taken as a whole, the trade is in a very satisfactory condition. Stocks of the upper grades of white pine are fairly heavy, but this is offset to a large extent by the small stocks of ihe lower qualities. The demand for mill cults was brisk throughout the entire year, with the result that manufacturers are now almost com- pletely sold out. There is general antici- pition that the early spring will witness an active demand for while pine, and it is expected that in some grades there may be an advance. The average of prices will probably be higher than in 1904, but this will depend upon later developments. Red pine has declined considerably during the past twelve months and seems to be slow to recover.

The hardwood market is two-sided. Some dealers have contracted for large blocks of stock and believe that the ten- dency is distinctly upwards, whereas, on the other hand, there are ample stocks for nearby requirements, and most manu- facturers are willing to accept orders at

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current prices. It is known also that a few large consumers are fairly well stocked and will not be in the market for some time. As compared with one year ago, the supply of basswood is perhaps heavier than any other lumber.

QUEBEC AND NEW BRUNSWICK.

There have been few transactions in spruce lumber on which to base a predic- tion as to future prices. The Quebec shippers are not urging sales. Within the past month, however, conditions have improved and prices have advanced. Whether the improvement will be carried further will depend largely upon develop- ments in the British market. There is little or no profit in manufacturing deals and selling them at current prices, and unless the return to the manufacturer shall be greater in the future, the production is likely to be much curtailed. There has been quite a recovery in clapboards, which declined from $6 to $8 per thousand feet during the past summer.

MANITOBA AND BRITISH COLUMBIA.

This is the dullest period of the year for the lumber trade of the West, the demand being confined almost exclusively to small lots of finishing stock. Dealers in the country districts are buying nothing worthy of note, and the next two or three weeks will be given up to maturing plans for the coming season. The outlook is uncertain. The consumption of lumber will probably be as great as during the past year, although building operations in Winnipeg may show some falling off. Prices should experience some recovery, but until condi- tions in British Columbia manufacturing circles improve, not much progress in that direction is likely to be made.

UNITED STATES.

The close of the year finds the lumber business of the United States in a healthy condition. No one is trying to urge sales and such orders as are being booked are largely for actual requirements, although some dealers are contracting for the new cut. Stocks of most kinds of lumber are moderate. It is estimated that there is only 90,000,000 feet of all kinds on the docks at Duluth, and of this amount less than 50,000,000 feet is unsold. No. 3 shop and better is bringing from $18 to

$21 on dock at Duluth, No. 1 Common $19, and No. 2 Common $17, while No. 3 Common is strong at $15. In Chicago there is a scarcity of 2x12 dimension stock, on which the price has advanced from $18.75 to $20 within the past few weeks. The position of southern pine is very favorable. The curtailment of pro- duction has resulted in a short supply and a recovery in price. It is said that the price on car stuff has advanced from $4 to $6 a thousand, and yard stock from $1.50 to $3. The mills have plenty of orders for the new year and a further enhancement of values is looked for. The hemlock market is quiet but steady. Prices in the Siginaw Valley rule at $12 and $12.50 for piece stuff and $13 for boards. The move- ment of hardwoods is somewhat light, but the undertone of the market is firm. Quartered oak is still dragging, while plain oak sells as fast as it can be found, being in very light supply. Rock elm and birch are in some demand, with more enquiry for 2 inch than for the thinner sizes. Maple does not appear to be very strong, and estimates of 30,000,000 to 40,000,000 feet of dry stock carried over from last year have influenced sentiment somewhat. The maintenance of present prices of this lumber is about all that is expected.

It is some years since white pine lath have been so scarce and holders are able to get almost any price they ask. The recovery in the price of red cedar shingles does not seem to have held in all instances( but as the mills are still shut down, it is not easy to advance any good arguments in favor of lower prices.

GREAT BRITAIN.

Business in lumber is not expanding very rapidly, and despite the improvement which has taken place within the past month or six weeks, there is apparent on all sides a tendency towards conservatism. This may gradually pass away as the spring approaches, especially if the Russian-Japanese war should come to an early termination and money become easier. The tightness of money is doubt- less exerting an influence upon the trade at the present time. There is much satisfac- tion in knowing that stocks of lumber on the British market are light and not likely to be greatly increased during the winter

months. This condition should lay the foundation for a healthy demand as soon as new building operations are commenced. There seems little prospect of a decline in prices of white pine or spruce for future delivery, but it is still doubtful whether the increased prices which shippers are asking will be realized. As to the spruce situa- tion the Timber Trades Journal says: " In spruce the rise has been more rapid than we anticipated, and for a large s'eamer cargo from Miramichi, with about the usual large percentage of sevens and eights, shippers were recently asking £7 for the usual West Coast range. We think it would have been better if the ascent from about £6 2s. 6d. had been through more graduated stages, and had taken more time in the process. While the Liverpool market is more than amply stocked, and there are fears that consign- ments during the winter may be heavy, for which purpose the liner services would be available, in London values have been kept down by the low prices ruling for competing shipments of whitewood from Riga. In the Bristol Channel there are still considerable portions of the earlier and cheaper cargoes unsold, and the prices obtainable for spruce in the Mid- lands are[so|low that material advances must take place before a fair profit upon the prices shippers are now asking for cargoes can become apparent." Hard- woods are feeling the effects of a lack of demand from the cabinet trade and prices

are no more than steady. Prain oak planks arc in favor and early shipments will likely bring good prices.

STOCKS AND PRICES.

The Boston Last Company are buyiug large quantities of logs in the vicinity of Richmond, Que.

T. A. Barrows has purchased Shaw Bros, timber limit on the west end of the Riding Mountain, N. W. T.

The North-Eislern Railway Company, of Newcastle, England, have just placed an order for 500 loads of Quebec oak.

Alex. McBeath is shipping a consider- able quantity of hardwood lumber from

C. S. POWELL & CO.

Lumber Fxporters

604 Temple Bldg., TORONTO and at NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Cash buyers all kinds hardwoods We solicit correspondence. . .

To Millmen

Planing, Matching, Resawing, etc

In Car Lota.

Manufacturer ot Doors, Sash, Mouldings, Ceilings

*nSecdhed HARDWOOD FLOORING

A SPECIALTY.

Lumber Kiln Dried in Any Quantity.

J. R. EATON - Orillia, Ont.

Correspondence Solicited. 'Phone No. 54.

*lre Cook & Bros. Lumber Co.

, Of Onta.rio, Limited MILLS at SPRAGGE, Algoma Dist., Ont., O on "Soo" Branch C.P.R.

[ Manninz Arcade, Toronto OFFICES { Cotistiae Building, Montreal {And at Mills at Sprazze.

MANUFACTURERS OF

White and Red Pine Lumber and Lath

Water Shipments

CEDAR LUMBER AND POLES FOR SALE

I can saw out to your order, during the winter months, bills in heavy square Cedar, or Planks. Have also for sale a few cars of Poles from 25 to 50 ft. Correspondence Solicited.

J. S. FINDLAY, OWENONTOUND'

WOODS & SPICER, Limited

MANUFACTURERS OIF

BEITISH COLTJDVLBI^. RED CEDAE SHING-LES

CeL.pa.clty 100 Million a Year.

We have had over 15 Years Experience, and are not Asking our Competitors for any Pointers as to Quality.

AP17NTQ D' FERGUSON, LONDON, ONT., for Ontario.

RED DEER LUMBER CO., WINNIPEG, MAN., for Manitoba and Territories.

Wire Your Orders sit our expense to Agents, or to lis sit VANCOUVER, B. C.

KNIGIS,,!^TSRSca KILN-DRIED BIR6H FLOORING

Send for Catalogue »st Samples by Mail

KNIGHT BROTHERS CO

Burk's Falls.

Keenan Bros., Limited

Owen Sound, Ont.

E

ORILLIA PLANING MILL

Near G.T.R. Station

PLANING, MOULDINGS, MATCHING, FLOORING, RESAWING, SIDING

Done any quantity. Write for price.

S. POMEROY, SI""'

MASON, GORDON & CO.

WHOLESALE TIMBER

Montreal, Quebec

Eastern Agents The B. C. Mills, Timber & Trading

Co., Vaucouver, B. C. DOUGLAS FIR Timber in my size or length supplied

WRITE FOR PARTICULARS AND QUOTATIONS.

We carry a full supply or native Hardwoods always on hand and solicit your inquirie- At the present time we have piled at outside points about 2,000,000 feet of Hard, woods, and about the same quantity of Hardwood, Hemlock and Pine piled here in Owen Sound, and we should be able to interest you if in the market.

WILL MAKE SPECIAL PRICES ON BROKEN LOTS AT OUTSIDE POINTS

BULMER, MoLE>NNf\N 6c GO.

XU A 1VTT17H Basswood, Birch, Hard Maple, Rock WAIN LEaU . and Soft Eim Lumber

Office and Yard— 571 Dorchester Street, MONTREAL, P Q.

Telephone Man 368. Correspondence Solicited

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Kippen, Ont., to the Massey-Harris Com- pany, of Toronto.

C. McDonald is logging- in the vicinity of Temperance Vale, N. B., for George Upham. He expects to take out about 3,000,000 feet.

Eddy Bros. & Company, of Blind River, Ont., have about 9,000,000 feet of lumber on hand out of a cut last season of 28,000,- 000 feet. They also manufactured 8,200,000 pieces of lath and have 2,250,000 pieces on hand.

Huff & Carter, of Edmonton, N. W. T., have secured a contract to supply the Canadian Northern Railway with 100,000 railway ties, to be delivered at Battleford during the coming summer. They have secured limits west of Edmonton on which they expect to secure the necessary timber.

E. H. Lemay, of Montreal, has con- tracted with McLachlin Bros., of Arnprior, Ont., for the white pine lumber to be cut by them during the coming season. Some of the lumber is intended for export to the United States and will be handled through W. M. Cromble & Company, of New York.

L. J. Tweedie, Acting Surveyor General, Fredericton, N. B., will receive tenders up to January nth for a license to cut timber on two square miles cf timber lands situ- ated on the Miramichi Portage Road and Five-Mile Brook Branch of Cross Creek. The applicant is John Gibson, and the up-

set price $20 per square mile in addition to stumpage.

CANADIAN LUMBER SHIPMENTS.

From St. John, N.B.: Steamer Indrani, for Glasgow, 152,403 ft. deals, 1,902 ft. scantling, 1,925 ft. ends, 30 ft. boards. Steamer Orinoco, for Bermuda, 192 bdls. onion crate ends, by J. Roderick & Son ; 33,000 onion crate shooks, 20,000 laths, 17,000 ft. spruce boards, plank and scant- ling, by G. & G. Flewwelling Mfg. Co. For Antigua 100,000 shingles, by L. G. Crosby, 25,000 shingles, by T. H. Esta- brooks. Steamer Lake Michigan, for London, 145,648 ft. deals, 36,000 bdls. shooks, 268 bdls. pulp, 824 pes. maple lumber. Steamer Sicilian, for Liverpool, 45,206 ft. spruce plank, 1 1,681 ft. spruce ends.

From Halifax, N.S.: Steamer Briar- dene, for British West Indies, 16,449 lt. hemlock lumber, value $165 ; 62,560 ft. spruce lumber, value $927 ; 16,000 ft. pine lumber, value $360, by Pickford & Black, agents. Steamer Manchester Im- porter, for Manchester, 310,606 ft. spruce deals, value $1,249, Dv Furness, Withy & Co., agents. Steamer Gulf of Ancud, for London, 10,994 ft. hemlock deals, value $990, by Furness, Withy & Co., agents. Steamer Sicily, for Liverpool, 318,192 ft. spruce deals, value $3,647 ; 77,339 ft. hemlock deals, value $773, by Furness, Withy & Co., agents.

BROOM HANDLES.

If an enterprising man with supplies of cheap Spruce, Basswood or Poplar care to put in several machines to work broom handles we can take his output. Write in first instance to Empire, care of Canada Lumberman.

THE BARBADOS MARKET.

Messrs. S. P. Musson, Son & Company's report of December 17th gives the follow- ing information regarding the Barbados market :

The fortnight under review has been barren of arrivals of white pine and spruce, in consequence of which the market shows a firmer tendency, and although there is a fair stock of second quality white pine in dealers' yards, merchantable is being enquired for and moderate arrivals of this quality would do fairly well. Spruce is in light stock, and one or two cargoes would meet with remunerative prices, as the crop season is now approaching, when there is a good demand for this class of lumber.

The steamer Dahome brought down 400 bundles of Cedar Laying Clear shingles, which were imported for a dealer, and the Blenheim from Gaspe is about due and brings a cargo of both Long and Laying, which will meet with a rather dull market, as in consequence of the drought there is not much demand, and although the stock of Long Cedar is not large it is sufficient for present requirements. Laying Cedar are still in full supply.

Shooks. The steamer Dahome brought

down 441 bundles one trip which had been previously sold to dealers, and stocks of all descriptions are sufficient, with a cargo now due from Portland to fill requirements.

Wood Hoops. We understand that a cargo of French is due here early in the new year, which will meet with a rather dull market, as present stocks are about all that will be required, lotting rates remaining nominal at $20.50 for long and $18 for short.

!»■ Dean Holden, Pres. J. M. Diver, Gen'l.-Mgr. A.F. Holden, Vice-Pres. E. C. Barre, Ass't Mgr.

The Cleveland-Sarnia Saw Mills Co.,

Limited.

Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers in

TimDer, Lumber, Lath and White Pine Shingles

Special Bills Cut to Order in White Pine. Norway and Fir. any length from 10' to 60' long.

SARNIA, ONI

J. D. SHIER LUMBER CO., LIMITED

BRACEBRIUOE, ONT.

MANUFACTURERS OP

LUMBER, LATH AND SHINCLES

Pine, Hardwood and Hemlock Floorings and Ceilings. Sash anu Doors, Wood Turnings etc. All Dressed Lumber Kiln Dried if desired End Matched Flooring a Specialty.

GOOD PINE SIDINGS A SPECIALTY

ROBERT WATT

WIARTON. ONT.

Manufacturer and Dealer in

Hard and Soft Wood Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Cedar Posts and Ties.

Special : About 70 M feet of 1" Basswood, One car load of 3x4 Hardwood Hearts suitable for Car Stakes, One car each of 3" and 4x4 Cedar. Prices upon application

1 KING AND BARTLE3 LUMBER GO.

PINE, POPLAR AND HARDWOODS

Headquarters Hardwood

Citizens' Building, Distributing Yard

Cleveland, O. McMinnville, Tenn. We buy and sell Pine in Car and Cargo Lots

J. B. Farwell & Son

. . CONTRACTORS AND DEALERS IN . .

Canadian Cedar Tele- graph, Telephone and Electric Light Poles

Orillia, Out, aid Oswego, k.t.

«. CO, I

the IMPERIAL LUMBER CO. limited

Head Office, Chilliwack, B. C. Mills at Harrison Bay.

SAW and PLANING JIIUS, Warren, Ont.

RED AND WHITE PINE DEALS

SAWN LUMBER , B^CH OF.ICK, MANCHESTER, ENG.

By carload or cargo. ' Head Office, TORONTO, CAN.

Registered Cable Address, v Pine'wood.*/ " American Lumberman'' Telecode.

British Columbia

Red Cedeo* Shingles

A SPECIALTY Nothing Else Manufactured

C. A. LARKIN

WHOLESALE PINE LUMBER

40 Confederation Life Building, TORONTO, ONT. CACHE BAY LUMBER. INDUSTRIES.

Geo. Gordon & Co.,

Manufacturers of RED and WHITE PINE

Band. - Qans: Circular

CACHE BAT, Ont.

C. P. R. a6 miles West North Bay

rHITE PINE

I UMBER

and LATH

B.C.PerfectionstEurekas,CIears

Shingles made from bolts cut out of standing timber on our own Timber Limits.

Dunbar Machines. Saw Jointers.

Large Kilns— Slow drying Process. Experienced and skilled white labor.

\T MIDLAND

100,000 feet 1x4 and 5 Mill Run 150,000 feet 1x6*

Write for Prices, also for my 1905 CALENDAR. Both Good.

MANUFACTURERS OF

CACHE BAY PLANING MILL CO

MOULDINGS GBILING

FLOORING

WfUNSGOTING SHEETING

All kinds of Dressed and Pine Lumber.

m CHARLEMAGNE & LAG ODAREAU LUMBER 60., LIMITED

404 Coristlne Building, MONTREAL, P. Q. Mills at Charlemagne and Montcalm on Great Northern Railway.

SAWN AND DRESSED

L6I/ABER

Clapboards, Shingles, Laths, Butter Boxes Write us for quotations. Shipments by rail or water.

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Cedar Cove Mill, Vancouver, B.C.

E. H. HEAPS <fc CO.,

Ruskin Mill

Ruskin, B. C.

Vancouver, JB. C.

Lumber, Lath, Shingles, Doors, Mouldings, Etc

SPECIALTIES :

AA1 HIGH GRADE CEDAR SHINGLES.

Cedar Bevelled Siding, Cedar Door and Sash Stock, cut to size, Cedar Finish, Base, Casing, Newels

Balusters, etc. Douglas Fir Timber up to 85 feet in length.

W. J. SHEPPARD PRESIDENT Wiubiuihene, Ont.

J. G. SCOTT, GENERAL MANAGER Vancouver, B.C.

Pacific Coacst Lumber Co.

LIMITED

Vf\NGOUVER, B.C.

MANUFACTURERS OF

Fir, Cedar and Spruce Lumber, Lath, Mouldings, Turned Work, Etc.

High Grade Red Cedar Shingles

Ontario Representative, W. J. LOVERING, - - 112 Mail Building, TORONTO

D. C. CAMERON, President and Manager.

WM. ROBERTSON, Secretary.

J. E. YOUNG, Cashier.

Manufacturers of V V V V

The Rat Portage Lumber Co., Ltd.

White and R^ed Pine Lumber, Le^th, Shingles, Sash, Doors, Turned a^nd Be^nd S©lw Work

^ers^ CEDAR POSTS, POLES and TAMARAC PILING

Mills at RAT PORTAGE and RAINY RIVER, Ontario, WINNIPEG, Manitoba, and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Head Office: RAT POTRAGE, Ontario

Our Vancouver Mill cuts High-Grade Cedar, Fir, Spruce and Red Cedar Shingles. Winnipeg Mills cut Pine, Tamarac and Spruce Lumber, We also Manufacture all kinds of Mouldings, Sash, Doors, Turned Worked and Boxes. Correspondence solicited aLt &.11 four points.

THOS. KIRKPATRICK,

MANUFACTURER OF

Red Cedar Shingles

Da"2so?opoocity' Mills at Hastings and New Westminster

Head Office : Hastings, B.C.

Orders Solicited and Correspondence Promptly Attended to. Telephone B 1425

Ontario Representatlee : W. J. SMITH, Fergus.

Export Lumber & Shingle Co.

Wholesale Dealers Limited

British Columbia Lumber and Shingles

The management of this company have had a lengthy experience in manufacturing and selling British Columbia Lumber and Shingles in Can- ada and the United States, and are well informed as to the requirements of the trade in those sections.

We are in a position to make prompt shipments at current market

prices.

Correspondence and inquiries for prices and other information re- garding British Columbia lumber conditions promptly answered.

YOUR TRADE RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED

VANCOUVER. - BRITISH COLUMBIA

COOKE & TAIT

MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDS OF

B. C. FIR AND CEDAR LUMBER AND SHINGLES

Saw Mill, Planing Mill and Shingle Mill : False Creek, Vancouver, B.C. WRITE FOR. PRICES.

Hazelmere L/umber Co.

HAZELNER.E, B.C. MANUFACTURERS OF 5 5 5

FIR, CEDAR and SPRUCE LUMBER CLEAR CEDAR AND FLOORING

Long Distance Telephone.

Our SpeciaLlty.

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C. WELLS

PALLISER, B. C.

5 5 5 Manufacturer of 5 5 5

High Grade Sprvice, Fir, Cedar

arid Lumber of all Descriptions.

CORRESPONDENCE SOLICITED.

January 4, 1905

Canada Lumberman Weekly Edition

CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS and WHOLESALERS

THE PEMBROKE LUMBER CO.

PEMBROKE. ONT. We have just completed a new list of all our Pine and Spruce Lumber and Dimension Timber, and will be pleased to send you a copy on appli- cation. SOLICITING YOUR ORDERS.

DELAPLANTE - McBURNEY LUMBER CO.,

WHOLESALE

White Pine. Hemlock, Lacth,|Shingles

Stocks in . f Collingwood Ontario 31 \ Midland

Powassan Whitney

Office, Yards and Docks, NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y.

Cat tier Callander Sturgeon Falls Noith Bay

Send us your enquiries

J-TOR Pine, Hemlock, or Hardwood, Lumber and Timber, Telegraph Poles, Ties, Posts, Lath, Shingles, Dressed Lumber, Sash, Doors, Interior Finish, End Matched and Bored Hardwood Flooring, etc., try

JOHN HARRISON & SONS COMPANY, LIMITED

We have a complete stock, two Saw Mills running in summer and one all winter

HEAD OfflGE. SAW AND PLANING MILLS, OWEN SOUND, ONT-

RHODES, CURRY & CO., Limited

LUMBER MERCHANTS. Yards at Amherst, Little Forks, Sydney and Halifax. BUILDING MATERIAL of all kinds carried in stock. We are buyers of Ontario Basswood, Elm and Pine. ^

Amherst, N.S.

Cawn and Hewn Spruce, Hemlock, Pine and Birch 0 Timber, Spruce and Pine Boards and Plank, Birch and Ash Boards and Plank, Flooring, Shingles, etc.

JAMES J. MURPHY, Ban\°LfdZh;laffa QUEBEC

BOOTH & SHANNON, biscotasinc, ont.

MANUFACTURERS OF

Pine Lumber, Lath and Shingles

HI.

Saw Mills at Planing Mill and Head Office:

RAINY LAKE. Ontario. HAMILTON, Ontario.

THE NIPISSING LUMBER COMPANY, Limited

Mills at CACHE BAY and SPiNISH RIVER, Ontario.

Manufacturers of and Wholesale Dealers in all kinds of

LUMBER AND LATH

Both Railway Delivery and Water

Shipments. Correspondence Solicited.

The NIPISSING LUMBER CO., Limited Head Office : HAMILTON, ONT.

AUGER & SON - Quebec

PULP WOOD AND TIES

Bought at Any Station.

Also Dimension Timber, Sawn to Sizes, Telegraph Poles and Lumber. Write Us.

A. F. BURY AUSTIN WHOLESALE LUMBER and TIMBER

CANADA PIHE Bank of Ottawa Building, 224 St James St., - MONTREAL, CANADA

SPECIALTIES: Railway 1 ridge Timber and airkmds ofjHardwoods; Ship Decking, Norway and White Pine, Dimension Timber, Norway ar Sals, Car Flooring, Telegiaph Poles, Railway Ties, oak a»d Whi'ewood, Planed and Rough Lumber, British Columbia Pine, Southern Pine, Ac; Birch Flooring hollow back, end butter. "

Sole Eastern Agent for The North Pacific Uimber Company, Limited, Barnet, B. C. Douglas Fi " Timber in any size or length up to 90 feet long. Timber Planers face up to 24 inch x 10 Inch. Kilos of large capacity. Rough and Dressed Lumber, Douglas Fir and Cedar.

WRITE FOR PARTICULARS AND QUOTATIONS. I

R. LAIDLAW LUMBER CO,

18 Toronto Street, Toronto

JAS. PLAYFAIR.

D. L. WHITE.

PLAYFAIE & WHITE

Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers

LUMBER - LATH SHINCLES

Contractors for Railwav SuddHps , . , ~ . . , _

RILL TIMBER a Specify . . 'fi ^ MIDlAND, ONT

Manufacturers of and Dealers in

A. dtp. U/HI5E

Sawn and Planed Lumber, Dimension Timber. Joistino Gar Sills, Oar Flooring, Shingles and Lath,

PEMBROKE ONT.

F. McGIBB0N & SONS,

PENETANCUISHENE ONT.

Manufacturers of Pine, Hemlock and Hardwood Lumber, and dealers in Cordwood * Hemlock Bills cut on short notice.

MAITLAND, RIXON & GO.

OWEN SOUND* ONTARIO,

Manufacturers and Dealers

LUMBR, LATH, TIES, POLES, SHINGLES, ETC.

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

We ship by C. P. R., G. T. R., and by Water.

Turner Lumber Co., Limited L61/TVBER LASH

Shipments byRaii or Water. Midland, Ont.

D. D. FLANNER

F I m n H. W. REEVES

LANNER & REEVES

Manufacturers and Wholesalers of

WHITE AND NORWAY PINE LUMBER

LATH A 1ST ID SHINGLES E^ CAR- AND CA*GO MIDLAND, ONTARIO

HARDWOOD FLOORING

End Matched, Bored, Steel Polished, and Bundled

Send for Price List

A few cars of selected Maple and Birch and other Hardwoods at close price

.«o^.Er„?=AMAN KENT CO. I.l™,tea

factory, Meaford, Ont.

ROBT. STEWART LIMITED

GUELPH, ONTARIO

MANUFACTURERS OF '

Doors, Sash, Mouldings,

Stairs, Hardwood Flooring, Etc.

Canadian and American Hard and Soft Woods of all descriptions

SPECIALTIES

YELLOW PINE AND OAK TIMBER

Sole Canadian Represenative of the

SOUTHERN CYPRESS LUMBER SELLINC COMPANY

New Orleans, La..

VI.

Canada Lumberman Weekly Edition

January 4, 1905

NEW BRUNSWICK LETTER.

(Correspondence of the Canada l,umbermak.)

St. John, N.B., December 31st, 1904. Since last writing very little of importance has taken place in the local lumber mar- ket. Shipments of all kinds have been light during- the past month, particularly shipments by schooner to New England ports, but not more so than usual at this time of year. The lack of stimulus which always accompanies the holidays is very noticeable in both the American and Eng- lish markets. Very little is being done by any of the local firms in either of these directions, either in selling or delivering.

While the quiet season lasts in the Eng- lish market any change in price is improb- able, as there is not enough demand to cause an advance and offerings are so light that the probabilities of a drop are practically void.

On account of these conditions any at- tempt to use the prevailing figures as an indication of what will prevail in the Eng- lish markets in the near future would be ill-advised. Just what conditions will be predominant when the winter lethargy has been dispelled from this market it is not possible to positively state. A decidedly optimistic feeling is prevalent among the manufacturers and dealers in these parts. They are looking forward to next season,

confident that it will show a great im- provement over this season in prices and demand.

In regard to prices of English deals, it would be scarcely correct to say that there has been any general advance dur- ing the last month, but it is certain that a specification containing the usual percent- ages of widths and of an ordinary average length could not be bought, f.o.b. steamer St. John, less than $12.50 per M s.ft., two-thirds price for fourths and ends.

Shipments of English deals have been quite as heavy as is usual at this time of year. Although no cargo made up entire- ly of lumber has has gone forward during that time, there were several large parcels shipped per the winter port steamers, and as there will be practically none manufac- tured in these parts for the next three months, there is no doubt that, when the time comes to resume sawing, it will find the wharves entirely cleaned up.

Since last writing lath have shown a further decline. As mentioned in my let- ter of December 1st, lath had dropped, following heavy receipts in New York and vicinity, from $2.35 to $2.10 per M, f.o.b. St. John. A drop of from 10 cents to 15 cents has now occurred, and Provincial lath can be bought at St. John for $2.00 per M. Stocks are not at all heavy for

this time of the year, there being probably from four and one-half to five millions of lath distributed about the different wharves in this vicinity. In view of the decline in price mentioned above, it is altogether probable that the much greater part of these will be wintered in the hope that they will command a better figure in the early spring.

the head of the lakes for the years :

Total amount Total amount lumber lumber on

Year manufactured dock Dec. 1

1904 285,000,000 96,000,000

I9°3 389,000,000

443,000.000 426,000,000 416.0c0.000 426,000,000 324.000,000 290.000,000

1902. . . 1901 . . . 1900. . . 1899... 1S9S... 1897...

105 000,000 119.000,000 139.000,000 It8,ooo,ooo 1 20,000,000 120,000,000 129,000,000

past eight

Total amount unsold on dock Dec. V «] ,000,000 43,ooo.O0O 59 000,000 41,000,000 126.000,000 37,000,000 73,000,000 iC9,ooo,ooo

WHITE PINE PRODUCTION AND STOCKS.

The white pine mills at Duluih, Minn., manufactured during 1904 approximately 285,000,000 feet of lumber, this being a falling off of 104,000,000 feet when com- pared with the production in 1903. Of the entire cut the stocks on dock at Duluih and Superior towards the close of Decem- ber aggregated only 51,301,000 feet. The American Lumberman givts the following statistics of the production and stocks at

THE LATH DEMAND.

White pine and ncrway lath are exhibit- ing exceptional strength in value. There is an absolute shortage of this item. At the head of the lakes this condition is especially noticeable and it is commanding full list prices at all other points. TheMiss- ssippi Valley Lumbermin says the situation c2nnot be remedied, but is calculated to become intensified with the advance of the building season. The mills are short of this stock and they cannot increase their output within time to meet the require- ments of the demand.

THE, MENZ LUMBER COMPANY

Manufacturers and Wholesalers

BRITISH COLUMBIA FIR, SPRUCE AND CEDAR LUMBkRRED CEDA K SH I NGLES

We Solicit Your Inquiries. J. F. FOSS, Manager.

624-625 Union Bank, Winnipeg, Man

UNITED STATES MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLESALERS

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REACH

The bonsack lumber Co. Wholesale hardwoods

ST. LOUIS

B Y

BAI L.MAO L Wl RE ©R 'PHOMI

Gfif \ RLOTTE Hf\E>BERLE

Wholesale and' Retail Dealer in

YELLOW piNr; and OflrK TIMBER

Large stock of Timbers and Bill Stuff carried in stock. All sizes and lengths for immediate delivery.

Telephone No. 10 Cedar Street, NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.

MgCLORE LUMBER CO.

Wholesale Dealers In . . .

Hardwood Lumber

Cany in Stock and Have