i' rom the Eiist Sagfaraw Couricr. Xiewis & Ileadloy are now preparing their annual report of the lumber and salt business of the Bsginsw Talley and Shore, which will be published about the first of February, Tho Lumberman's omzette, wo undurstand also design issuing a similar The Gazette, in tóe Deconiber number, received last evening, says it has returns from all but about a dozen ?nanufaeturers, and gives the following as the aggregate of returns so far received : T.umber inanufuctured in 1872, - - 670,M8,S2B üatb " " 6S.78,l Simples " " " - - 72.207,000 Lumher at milis, scld und umold - - 125.2S7.10S Logs iñ mili-booms, etc., - - 27,558,296 Logs hiiii up over the soason, - - 370,K48,üo Los proposed to be put in this winter, 413,500, roo ris. Salt proJuctid in 1872, - 724,481 Now on hand (cstimated), - iö.uoo Tho amount of lumber cut exceeds that of 1871 by i'roiu Ü0,000,()00 to -10,000,000 i'oct. Had there been no strike in July the amount of tho season's work would have f uoted up 75,000,000 more. Theroport on lath is about the same as for tho provious year, while thcro appears to be quite a falliug off in the manufacture of of shingles. Of the amount of lumber at tho milis, reports, show that about 20,000,000 are sold, and of the balance from 40,000,000 to 45,000,000 will be shipped to yards owned by manufacurers, thus leaving from CO.000,000 to 05,000,000 on the market. Concerning logs)ut in during the present winter we find it difficult to arriveat any authentic report, o wning to the fact that of tho number engaged iu ging operations the mili meu constitute loss tliau half. Froiu the reporta ot' mili men or manufacturera, and estimatcs made on inïormation froui tlio most authcntic sourcos, we Lavo given tho figures above. But even on the supposition that tho figures given as tho auiount proposud to be put in are correct, still it is impossible that tho result of the scasons's work shall vorii'y the figures, for contingences are certain to arise whieh will oporate to increase docreaso tho amount. All indieations go to how that au auiplo U)g erop will be got in readiness for the driving season. Therefore, as regards the erop of 1873, moro depends on tho favora:)leness or unl'avorablenesa of the driving han on any othor feature of the lumberïng soason for tho iuimediato future.