king Clapboards to build withall, and its Conversion to other as profitable Uses.
In Michigan and Wisconsin, Canada, Maine, and Pennsylvania, the lumber business is carried on upon a large scale.
An instance may be given.
Perley and Pattee's saw-mill is one of nine situated at the Chaudiere Falls of the Ottawa River, just above the city of Ottawa, the capital of the Dominion of Canada.
Five of these mills are on the south side of the river and four on the north side.
One, Wright and Batson's, is driven by steam.
The united production of the nine mills is about 1,500,000 feet, board measure, is twenty-four hours, running day and night for six months in the year.
A general idea of the arrangement of one of these mills may be obtained by a description of that belonging to Messrs. Perley and Pattee, above referred to.
It is a composite stone and frame building, the main part of which is 84 × 112 feet, with an L 48 × 121 feet, and two wings, 20 × 122 and 20 × 40, respective