Northrop, E. B.; Chittenden, H. A., Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
The lumbermen's convention at Williamsport, pp. 346-349 PDF (1.4 MB)
346 l i e Wsagosin Lsumberma.L At the Mississippi markets inspec- I tion is hap-hazzard. Philadelphia, c New York and the eastern markets generally, hardly seem to realize that a definite inspection law ever existed in any locality. It is perfectly evi- dent that if the great lumbering cen- ters could agree upon uniform in- spection rules and then that those rules might become the legal inspec- tion guide by action of the difierent state legislatures, the business of lumbering would be vastly benefit- ted. It is time that certainly lumber- men took some action in the matter of obtaining a law or laws that shall give some definite standard of in- spection for the entire country. THE LUMBERMEN'S CONVENTION AT WIWMS- PORT. The lumbermen who assembled at Williamsport, Pa., on the 23rd of June for the purpose of organizng a national association, were successful in their efforts. A national associa- tion of lumbermen has actually been formed. Thereby good has been ac- complished. The convention was small in numbers, but powerful as the representative of wealth, business and energy. It was not expected that a gathering of lumbermen at Williamsport would result in greater good than in the laying of the foun- dation of an organization which is to eventually become powerful in its in- fluence and protective of the lumber- ing interests of the country. The firm establishment of a great national association may and should result from the work now accompli.led. .Local and state associations are ab- and solutely necessary to sugges )rganize measures which may subse- quently be carried out through the force and power of the national asso- ciation. A good beginning has been made by the convention at Williams- port. Let the work be encouraged. The amount of business transacted at Williamsport by the convention, although somewhat meagre in com- parison to meetings of similar import- ance, seems to cover the entire grounds for which the convention as sembled. The convention met in pursuance of call, at 3 P. x., Tuesday, June 23rd, and was called to order by Edgar Munson, President of the West Branch Lumbermen's Exchange. In the course of appropriate remarks Mr. Munson nominated Hon. Ezra Rust of Saginaw, Mich., as temporary chairman of the convention. On Mr. Rusts taking the chair the active business of the convention commenc- ed. The temporary organization was first perfected and a committee to nominate permanent officers of the convention was appointed; then the convention adjourned until Wednes- day morning, June 24th, at 10 o'clock A. x. The committee to nominate per- manent officers of the convention re- ported as follows: For President-Hon. L. D. Whit- more, of Warren, Pa. Vice Presidents-IHon. J. G. Thorp, of Eau Claire, Wis. Hon. Ezra Rust, of Saginaw, Mich. C. T. Marston. Hartford, Ct. Recording Secretaries - J. IL Smith, Buffalo, N. Y. H. H. Col- quitt, Savannah, Ga. 346 .
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