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§31-3-6. Obstruction of use of stream to drive logs into boom.
If the owner of logs or other lumber placed in a stream above a boom erected thereon shall unreasonably delay driving such logs or lumber into such boom, so that persons wishing to use such stream for driving or floating logs or other lumber into such boom shall be compelled to drive such logs or lumber into the boom; or break any jam, to enable such person so to use such stream, the reasonable expenses of driving or floating such logs or other lumber, or breaking such jam, shall be borne by the owner of such logs or other lumber so obstructing such stream, to be recovered before a justice of the peace or other judicial tribunal having jurisdiction, and shall constitute a lien on such logs or other lumber until the same shall be paid.