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state the power to supervise, control and co-ordinate the returns of local officials.
THE WASHINGTON STATE BAR ASSOCIATION.
The twenty-fifth annual session of the Washington State Bar Association was held in Seattle, August 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The formal business of the Association was transacted on the 7th and 8th. The rest of the time, as well as the evenings of the 7th and 8th, were devoted to festivities under the auspices of the Seattle Bar Association.
President Grosscup's address was devoted largely to a review of legislation and jurisprudence during the last year, and in addition contained many suggestions for the future reference of the Association. Bishop Frederick W. Keator, of Tacoma, delivered a very entertaining address on "The Leadership of the Bar." Hon. Frank D. Nash delivered an address on "Labor Unions in Ancient Times," showing the strength and influence of these organizations in early history. Judge J. T. Ronald delivered an address on "The Qualifications of a Young Lawyer," and W. O. Chapman on " Delays of Trial Courts." Hamilton Highday, of Seattle, read an address on "First Aid and State Insurance," and F. C. Robertson, of Spokane, gave an address on "The Rights of the Federal Government to Fix the Status of Aliens and Their Property Rights in the Various States." Hon. F. F. Garrecht, of Walla Walla, discussed the subject of "Relief of the Supreme Court."
Special addresses were made on the life and character of the late Chief Justice Dunbar: "Dunbar, the Citizen," ex-United States Senator George Turner, of Spokane; " Dunbar, the Man," Supreme Judge Wallace Mount, of Olympia; "Dunbar, the Jurist," P. M. Troy, of Olympia. A committee was appointed to arrange for memorial exercises in the Supreme Court and, in commemoration of Judge Dunbar, to present to the Court a painting or sculptural likeness of the late Chief Justice.
In view of the fact that another meeting of the Association will be held before the next session of the legislature, no definite important recommendations were made.
Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President, Ira P. Englehart, of North Yakima; Secretary, C. Will Shafter, of Olympia; Treasurer, Arthur Remington, of Olympia.
WEST VIRGINIA BAR ASSOCIATION.
The twenty-ninth annual meeting of the West Virginia Bar Association was held at Wheeling, July 16-17, 1913.
W. B. Irvine, President of the Board of Trade of Wheeling, delivered the address of welcome.
W. G. Matthews, President of the Association, delivered his address on "Martial Law in West Virginia," after which followed an interesting discussion of the address.
The following addresses were delivered: "Courtesy and Its Abuses in Judicial Administration," by J. C. McWhorter; "The Utilization of the State's Water Powers," by John J. Cornwell. Wells Goodykoontz read a paper, "In Re: Proposition to Change Existing Law Relating to the Impeachment and Trial of Judges in West Virginia."
Colonel Robert White, of Wheeling, was elected President for the year 1913-14. Parkersburg was chosen for the place of meeting in 1914.
WISCONSIN STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
The officers, who, with the Chairmen of the several committees, constitute the Executive Committee, are now as follows:
President, C. B. Bird, Wausau; Secretary, W. Underhill Moore, Madison; Treasurer, George E. Morton, Milwaukee; Chairman of Judicial Committee, George H. Gordon, La Crosse; Chairman of Membership Committee, B. L. Parker, Green Bay; Chairman of Amendment to Laws Committee, Judge A. L. Sanborn, Madison; Chairman of Necrology Committee, Robert Wild, Milwaukee; Chairman of Publication Committee, Charles L. Aaron, Milwaukee.
The next meeting will be at Green Bay at a time to be chosen by the Executive Committee, probably June.
An Act of our legislature, just adjourned, provides for a joint committee of ten persons to investigate and recommend to the
next legislature such changes in the Wisconsin system of courts as may be required to promote efficiency and economy in the administration of justice. This committee consists of ten persons as follows, to wit:
President of the State Bar Association of Wisconsin; President of Wisconsin Branch of American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology; two persons to be appointed by the President of the Senate; three persons to be appointed by the Speaker of the House; three persons to be appointed by the Governor from a list of ten names made by the President of the State Bar Association.
This is an important work and it is quite possible the next session of our State Bar Association will be largely devoted to a consideration of the different suggested changes, and thereby render efficient aid to the Statutory Committee.
The addresses at the last session held here in June were as follows: Opening address by C. B. Bird, President pro tem: "How Shall the Court Determine a Question of General Fact, Sociological or Otherwise, upon Which the Validity of a Statute Depends?"; by Judge Joseph G. Donnelly, Chief Justice of Civil Courts of Milwaukee County: "The Law's Delay "; by Judge John Barnes, of the Wisconsin Supreme Court: "Lawyers' Civil Duties"; by Judge A. A. Bruce, of the Supreme Court of North Dakota: "The Call of Today."
LIST OF STATE BAR ASSOCIATIONS
NOTE. This list has been compiled by the Secretary of the American Bar Association from replies to circulars sent out. Where replies to the circulars have not been received, and the officers for 1913-14 are not known, the officers for former years are given.
Local (County and City) Bar Associations have been omitted. For information concerning them, see A. B. A. Report (1911) page 577 et seq.
PRESIDENT. Alabama State Bar As- Thomas M. Stevens, sociation.
Arizona Bar Associa- H. B. Wilkinson,
Bar Association of the John E. Laskey,
E. W. Sutton,
Honolulu. Benjamin S. Crow, Boise.
John F. Voigt,
tion. Bar Association of the F. E. Thompson, Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu. Idaho State Bar Asso- Fremont Wood, ciation. Illinois State Bar Asso- Robert McMurdy, ciation. Chicago. State Bar Association Frank E. Gavin, of Indiana. Indianapolis. Iowa State Bar Associa- F. F. Dawley, tion. Cedar Rapids. Bar Association of the Rousseau A. Burch, State of Kansas. Topeka.
Hadlai A. Hull,
Prescott. Roscoe R. Lynn, Little Rock. T. W. Robinson,
Los Angeles. William H. Wadley, Denver. James E. Wheeler, New Haven. T. Bayard Heisel, Wilmington. Edwin L. Wilson, Washington.
Mattoon. George H. Batchelor, Indianapolis.
H. C. Horack,
Iowa City. D. A. Valentine,
Kentucky State Bar As- Wm. P. Sandidge,
Auburn. Maryland State Bar As- A. Hunter Boyd, sociation. Cumberland. Massachusetts Bar As- John C. Hammond, sociation. Northampton. Michigan State Bar As- Rollin H. Person, sociation.
New Jersey State Bar John W. Wescott,
of John Knauf,
Oklahoma State Bar As- James H. Gordon,
R. A. McDowell,
Portland. Pennsylvania Bar Asso- Hampton L. Carson, Philadelphia. The Rhode Island Bar Charles C. Mumford, Association Providence.