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Northrop, E. B.; Chittenden, H. A., Jr. (ed.) / The Wisconsin lumberman, devoted to the lumbering interests of the northwest
(August, 1874)

In the early days. Reminiscences of early days in the Chippewa Valley,   pp. 509-511 PDF (1.1 MB)

The Milwaukee monthly,   p. 511 PDF (360.8 KB)

Tribunals of commerce,   pp. 511-512 PDF (735.6 KB)

Page 511

The WVisconan Lumberman.
should be molested, and that they
might be tried and punished accord-
ing to our laws; upon which Tim.
Inglar and three others surrendered
themselves prisoners, and were placed
on board of a boat to be taken to
Prairie di Chien for trial, Eight
Chippewa braves in two canoes vol-
unteered to escort them down the
But as the party approoched that
point on the Chippewa, "half a day's
march from the Falls," alarm and
terror seized the brave escorts, and
nothing could induce them to go an-
other rod, in such constant dread
were they of the Sioux, who twenty
months before had promised eternal
The prisoners, however, continued
their journey to Prairie du Chien,
and surrendered themselves to the
sheriff of Crawford county, to await
an examination, but as there was no
one to appear against them, they
were discharged. They took good
care, however, not to be seen on the
Chippewa again.
Gilmore's Milwaukee Monthly is de-
servedly popular to the extent of a
subscription patronage of nineteen
thousand. No western literary pub-
lication has attained the standing
and succcss of the Milwauk-ee Mlonth-
ly. The merits of the magazine are
appreciated and it has become the
leading monthly of its class in the
west. Subscription price $1.00 per
year. Address T. J. Gilmore, Mil-
waukee, Wis.
The La Crosse Republican and
Leader estimates the amount of logs
turned through that boom the en-
suing year, at 175,000,000. The
amount that will be manufactured at
that point, this year, will be about
Arom the T,*ber Trades Journal, Londem, England.
Since the repeal of the obnoxious
d tities which formerly weighed on the
imports of foreign wood, it is seldom
tha the proceedings of Parliament
prey any subject that calls for
comeI    that would be likely to in-
terest th who are engaged in the
timber trade.; *is true that the
Rating Valuation     troduced last
year contained some jiropsals that
threatened to affect injuriobsky the
home-grower of wood, but the act fell
through, and in the shape in which it
has been re-introduced this year it is
not likely to provoke serious discus-
sion among the owners of wood and
plantations. Among the many acts
of the last Session of Parliament
which shelved there was one which
almost every one interested in the
commerce of this country felt anxious
to see carried into effect, viz., the
Tribunals of Commerce act. It would
be idle to dwell upon the vast import-
ance in a country such as ours that
trade disputes should be speedily and
satisfactorily settled without recourse
to the cumbrous and expensive mode
of procedure afforded by the existing
legal tribunals.
Our lawyers and law-makers were
not, however, prepared to confer such
powers on the commercial classes as
would enable them to settle among
themselves the differences that may
arise between them in the transaction
of business. The Judicature Corn-
missioners, while reporting against
the expediency of establishing Tri-
bunals of Commerce in which the
judges would be commercial men,
had, however, to admit that great in-
conveniences frequently arise from
the want of technical knowledge on
the part of the judges and juries that
are called upon to decide intricate
trade disputes; and to remedy the
evil they suggested the constitution
of a court where a legal judge should
be assisted by two ckilled assessors,
who could advise him on any techni-

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