[Robert Underwood Johnson]
Yosemite RailroadA Mr. McRoberts, who is rated as a Chicago capitalist, left yesterday for Yosemite Valley. Accompanied by a corps of engineers. It is understood that Mr. McRoberts will have final surveys made for a railroad to be constructed from Merced to the Yosemite.LUMBER FOR FRESNOA Michigan. Company Buys Timber Land and Will Work It There.FRESNO, September 10.--The White-Friant Company, composed of wealthy lumbermen of Grand Rapids, Mich., has secured 19,000 acres of fine timber land in this county on the north fork of the San Joaquin, and is in the market for more. The company proposes to build sawmills up the river and float the lumber right into Fresno. In this connection mills will be established here to supply dressed lumber, doors, blinds and boxes. The nearest terminal of a lumber flume to this city is Clovis, ten miles distant and the prospect of a flume built right into Fresno is hailed with delight by the people here.00863
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