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The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
Volume III. Number 6 (March, 1875)

The new Michigan booming law. Text of the bill amending the law regulating the boomage of logs in Michigan,   pp. 512-513 PDF (691.4 KB)


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T0he Wisconstn Lumoerman.
addition, making it one third larger than it
now is. The stair department is said to
be about the largest in the country.  Dur-
ing last year they did business in this de-
partment alone amounting to $33,000. All
the work sold by the Association is of
their own manufacture. They are also
sole manufacturers of the rope moulding.
The machine was patented by C. Eden,
President of the Association, being the
only machine in the world that will work a
circle mould.
COBURN & JON ES.
The firm of Coburn & Jones, composed
of Henry Coburn and W. H. Jones, is one
of the- oldest established lumber firms
indetified with the growth of Indianapolis,
having been in the business since 1859.
They are wholesale and retail dealers in
all kinds of lumber, hard and soft, and
though they do some shipping, their trade
is mostly local. In order to facilitate
their wholesale trade, they have recently
500 feet of dock, for a lumber yard, at
Michigan City, in order to supply their
customers in car load lots without the
trouble and expense of transferring, and
this they will be enabled to do on the
opening  of navigation. The premises
occupied by them in this city as a lumber
yard, are located north of the Terre Haute
freight depot, covering three acres, front-
ing on four streets, viz: Georgia, Louisana,
Tennesee, and Mississiupi streets. The
sale of lumber of all kinds, sold by them in
1870 is reported at 8,000,000 feet. Direct-
ly opposite  on Georgia street, is their
planing mill and warehouse, where they
are  engaged  in  manufacturing  sash,
doors, and blinds and in dressing lumber.
The planing mill has been in operation
only one year, and yet their business has
been such that they have kept seven teams
constantly  employed. The ground con.
neeted with the mill covers about half an
acre, and is centrally located. The plan-
ing machines are kept constantly employed,
as well as other machinery required for the
business, the whole being run by an en-
gine of sixty horse power, made by Hassel-
man and Vinton, of the Eagle Machine
Works. They, with other established
lumber firms, are looking for an increase
of business over last year, and from the
arrangements being made for building as
soon as spring opens, the indications are
that they will not be disappointed.
Advertise in THE WIscoNsix LuM-
BEAN. Terms moderate.
THE NEW MICHIGAN BOOMING LAW.
TEXT OF THE BILL AMENDING THE LAW
REGULATING TIlE IIOOMAGE OF LOGS IX
MICHIGAN.
The following is the fall text of the bill
to amend the Michigan laws regulating
the boomage of logs. This bill was in-
troduced in the House of Representatives
of Michigan by Mr. Norton. Its prin-
cipal change is in making the lien of a
boom company follow the logs through the
hands of other companies to which they
may be delivered on their way to the
mills.
A bill to amend section fourteen (14) of
an act entitled "An act to amend sections
two and fourteen of chapter eighty-eight
of the compiled laws of eighteen hundred
and seventy-one, entitled 'an act to author-
ize the formation of corporations for the
running, booming and rafting of logs,"
approved March 70th, 1873.
SEC. I-The People of te State of
Afichiqan enact, That section fourteen of
an act entitled "An act to amend sections
two and fourteen of chapter eighty-eight of
the compiled laws of eighteen hundred
and seventy-one, entitled 'An act to
authorize the formation of corporations
for the running, booming and rafting of
logs," approve; March 7th 1873, be, and
the same is hereby amended so as to load
as follows:
SEC. 14-Every such corporation shall,
by their corporate name, have powtr to
acquire, use and hold all such real and
personal estate, by lease or purchase, as
shall be necessary forthe purpose of carry-
ing on the business of such corporation,
with the fall fight of selling and disl o-ing
thereof, when not further needed fir the
use of such corporation: Provided, That
their real estate shall not exceed five thous-
and acres. They shall have power, and
the right in any of the navigable waters of
this State, named in their articles of as-
sociation, to construct, use, and maintain
all necessary booms, for the business of
such  corporation: Provided,  ablras,
That they shall first have obtained from
the owner or owners of the shores allong
which, or in front of which, they desire to
construct such boom or booms, either by
lease or purchase, their permission to erect
and maintain such boom or booms in front
of his or their lands: And provided fur-
ther, That such boom or booms shall be so
constructed, and so far as practicable used,
as to allow the free passage of boats, ves-
sels, crafts, logs, timber, lumber, or other-
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