The Daily Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, September 11, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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ORANGE, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER It, 1908
Your orders<and inquiries
are respectfully solicited for
anything manufactured from
LONG LEAF YELLOW PINE
QUOTATIONS CHEERFULLY FURNISHED
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The Lutcher & Moore Lumber Company
Wc manufacture everything the dealer need*,—from pine
lath to the largest timbers, and sell direct to the trade. The re-
tail dealer gets the benefit of our best prices. So send us your
orders and inquiries.
MILLER-LINK LUMBER CO.
The Orange Lumber Company
Manufacturers of Band Sawn Long Leaf Yellow Pine
' Railroad and Export Timber Gotten Out Promptly
We carry a good assortment of
YARD ITEMS and Solicit
Your Inquiries and Orders
When you want it Quick
Send Us the Order
GILMER LUMBER COMPANY
LONG LEAF YELLOW PINE LUMBER
A. W. MILLER.
Orange Saw Mill Co.
Form* for Lumber
Yellow Pine Lumber
ROUGH. SIZED AND DRESSED
With the Lum/
9y ARTHUR L. FORD
mill* to Orange
Conditlona In the lumber trade contlnne to be oflin
and things are humming around a majority of the
this section. Orders have continued to pour in. hy mall
there has been enough business declined by the
lug the past week to have kept several big plants in operation :
The car supply has been good and is a consequence lumber i
been considerably above the average, both the Southern
Frisco railroads sharing In this business. ' ■"%
Speaking of the sltnation last night, Mr. F. H. Farwell,
eral manager of the Lutcher 4k Moore Lumber company, Mid:
mand for lumber seems now to have settled down upon a steady basis.|
fovetiuh speculative buying in order to take advantage of a rapidly i
ing market has about ended, and orders that are
stuff that !s actually needed and which Is being bought because
actual demand for It. Of course, we are being flooded with orders, l
accepting by no means all of them. Ocr the contrary, wa are
such business as can be filled from our stock, or which we an i
manufacture. Tbe heavy demands that have been made recently
have very greatly reduced stocks on our mill yard* and tssortmenti
becoming quite badly broken, this being true of eve.v mill in
There Is a better demand for export material, at more
than have prevailed and we are engaged now to cutting some
ulea. To my mind, the immediate future of the lumber
to a very large extent upon tbe action of the railroads. If
the market and buy their usual quota of stuff, the lumber trade will
good snd there will be business sufficient to keep the mills ranntog ri
along, but if the fallroads continue to hold aloof, the demand for yard i
and building material will have soon been filled and the mills will i
close down again. However, I hardly believe that snch.a
will arise at any time soon."
Mr. J. W. Link, general manager of the Miller-Link
In an interview said: “We have had a phenomenal run of orders. In »
we never experienced anything of this kind during the boom la
couple of years ago. We have been simply flooded with
large proportion of which we have been compelled to decline. L41
manufacturers, we are passing up business that cannot be easily
from our yards, snd as stocks have been greatly decreased daring tike j
few weeks, this necessarily means that much business most be
down. Our plant Is running full capacity, and the operation of onr i
mill at Newton will largely Increase onr facilities and we expect, fast i
as possible, to give prompt service to our customer.. We note aa
ment In the export demand and in prices for export material that Is <
aging. Altogether, tbe situation just now seems to be quite
This seems to be the concensus of opinion generally among the i
lecturers. All of them are straining every nerve to fill all orders as ;
ly as possible while there ii an efficient car supply, tor they look
to a decided shortage In transportation facilities within a very athort
With the Frisco and Southern Pacific both serving them admirably,
at Orange may not feel this car shortage aa soon or aa acutely aa
less advantageously situated, but they realise that it is coming.
Reports from all sections as to crops and increased building activ
are very encouraging.
Mr. J. M. West, who is at the head of the Orange-West Lumber com-
panies, was In Beaumont the other day and was interviewed by the Journal
Houston and one of thy
of that city, referring to which that .paper says:
“James West", the well known lumberman of
biggest In the business, is In tbe city. Mr. West Is here for tbe pa
of looking after matters In which he is interested, but which have no
bearing as far as public Interest Is concerned.
“Speaking of the lumber market and trade conditions in general, Mr.
Wyet had tbe following to say: -
“ ‘I believe there has been a marked improvement in the lumber market
of late and I believe that it is destined to achieve a higher plane of pros-
perity than It has ever before achieved, but I am of the opinion that It stilt
not be until after election that there will be that marked tendency totvanka
the higher levels that a majority of the lumbermen are expecting to see to
about the next two week*.
“ ‘As a matter of fact, the market has every appearance of an upward
tendency, but it has been that way for the last ten days without aa much W
the glimmer of a move upward and in my humble opinion there will be
no changes until after elections, as I before stated. The railroads are not
buying and until after they do, there will he no demand for lumber suffi-
cient to warrant an advance In prices.
‘“I believe the railroads are holding off until after election and then IS
a majority of them will mfipn an effort to sell securities they have been
bolding back until that time or at least until there is a change in the
financial status of the country that will make money easier for all to
tain whenever it Is necessary to go into the money markets of the country
“ ‘The market has improved wonderfully of late as far as the
demands are concerned, and there is also • marked Improvement In the
foreign demand. But after the yards are full and the builder has all that
he needs for awhile there will come that lull in the lumber business th
would not be If the railroads were also In the market for tie
material as well as for material to be used in the building of new
ment and the repairing of old. Personally I am optimistic
situation, but for tbe life of me I cannot see where the big
come from until the railroads get In the game and buy their full
the lumber output as of yore.’
“Mr. West said there was nothing new regarding the lumber
as far aa he waa concerned and that there wee nothing at'}
be attached to his visit to Beaumont.
“The people of this section take a great iatereat In the eft airs of J
West. He Is a
product of this country
worked as a hand in a saw mill to
energy he has since
one of tbe actual leaders in t
Ben 8. Woodhead. president of
Immi ' - *
being raised at Orange,
•• By dial of
that he to todi
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Ford, A. L. The Daily Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, September 11, 1908, newspaper, September 11, 1908; Orange, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth645017/m1/1/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar State College – Orange.