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mountains. We indulge the hope that our meeting here will bring us into closer and finer touch with each other, and that when we shall have departed to our distant and several homes, sometimes you may feel that our visit has accomplished something for the advancement of jurisprudence, the cause of peace, the glory of our common country, and the betterment of humanity. The President then delivered his address: “ The Lawyer.”

(See the Appendix, page 313.) The Secretary :

I direct your attention to the statement on the program that state delegations are to meet in this hall at the close of this session to nominate members of the General Council, and also to select a Vice-President and Local Council for each state. As the new General Council must be organized, the selections should be made promptly.

I request you to look at the first printed list of members in attendance, and to report to one of the assistant secretaries any errors discovered.

I am instructed by the President to announce that appointments to the Committee on Publications are as follows:

Carroll T. Bond, of Maryland.
* Charles Noble Gregory, of District of Columbia.
Edmund F. Trabue, of Kentucky.
Franeis M. Burdick, of New York.
T. Moultrie Mordecai, of South Carolina.

It is desired that those members of the committee who are in Salt Lake City do meet and confer as to their duties.

Announcements were then made of the respective places of assembly of state delegations at the close of this session of the Association.

Assistant Secretary Kemp:

The Comparative Law Bureau will meet this afternoon in the Presidential Suite of the Hotel Utah. The Special Committee

Charles Noble Gregory having subsequently declined the appointment, President Root appointed George Sutherland, of Utah, in his place.

on Reports and Digests will meet at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning in the ballroom of the Hotel Utah.

The Nevada Bar Association, as announced in the July JourNAL, will give a special excursion to Lake Tahoe, to all members who will stop off at Reno on the way to California. Charles J. O'Connor, of Chicago, Room 930, Hotel Utah, desires that all members wishing to take this trip leave cards in his box at the hotel.

The California Bar Association extends an invitation to the members of this Association to attend its meeting in San Francisco on August 24-26. You are requested to notify Mr. O'Connor by card if you intend to go to that meeting.

The Society of Military Law will meet in Room C-38, Hotel Utah, at 2.30 today.

The Secretary submitted the Secretary's report, which was received and filed.

(See Report at end of Minutes, page 57.) The report of the Executive Committee was then presented by the Secretary who said:

I wish to direct attention to several recommendations by the committee to amend, in formal respects, the Constitution and By-laws of the Association:

(1) That the annual dues include the cost of The American Bar Association Journal, which, to members, is $1.50 a year; all other publications of the Association to be free to members.

This amendment is to conform to postal regulations of the government.

(2) To constitute a standing committee to be known as the Committee on Noteworthy Changes in Statute Law.

(3) To change the name of the Committee on Commercial Law, pursuant to the request of the committee itself, so that it shall be hereafter known as the Committee on Commerce, Trade and Commercial Law.

(4) To amend Article XI of the Constitution by adding at the end thereof the words: “and others over which the United States exercises extra-territorial jurisdiction."

This recommendation is at the suggestion of Charles S. Lobingier, Judge of the United States Court in Shanghai, China.

On motion of F. A. Fenning, of the District of Columbia, duly seconded, the report was received and its recommendations adopted.

(See Report at end of Minutes, page 79.) The Treasurer submitted his report which was referred to an auditing committee consisting of Rome G. Brown, of Minnesota, and John T. Richards, of Illinois.

(See Report at end of Minutes, page 60.) Assistant Secretary Kemp:

The meeting of the Judicial Section will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock and the meeting of the Section of Legal Education will be held this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock.

Joseph N. Teal, of Oregon:

In connection with the announcement of the WashingtonOregon Bar Association meeting at Portland next week, I desire all the members of this Association to know that they will be very heartily welcome. Mr. Taft has already promised to be present, as well as other gentlemen of national repute.

The President:

The American Bar Association feels very much indebted to the gentlemen of the Washington-Oregon Bar for their courteous invitation.

The Chair desires to say that the Annual Address is to be delivered this evening by Senator Bailey. It is to be followed by a concert. It is requested that you meet promptly in the Tabernacle at 8 o'clock.

Adjourned to 8 o'clock P. M. the same day.


Tuesday, August 17, 1915. The President:

It is proper on a great occasion like this, in a great building like this, erected by a great people, that a great subject—that of The Judiciary—should be presented, not only by a great senator, but by a great lawyer. Permit me to introduce to you Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas, the lawyer, who speaks upon “ The American Judiciary.”

Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas, thereupon delivered the annual address.

(See Appendix, page 329.)

The Secretary:

It is essential that members register in the Secretary's office tomorrow. If their names are not then registered, they will not appear in the final edition of those in attendance. It is hoped that everybody will pay prompt attention to this notice.

I have received this evening from Sir James Aikins, President of the Canadian Bar Association-an Association founded upon our own as a model—the following telegram :

“I fear the Canadian Bar Association may not be represented at your anniversary meeting. The Canadian Association sends greeting and wishes your Association a most successful meeting.”

The President:

The Chair will direct the Secretary to communicate to Sir James, on behalf of this Association, our deep regret at his absence.

The Secretary:

Members are requested to secure their banquet tickets at once, the number of tickets being limited.

The President's reception will be given at the Hotel Utah, at the close of the concert.

Members of the General Council were then duly elected.

(See List of General Council, page 115.) Adjourned to Wednesday, August 18, at 10 A. M.


Wednesday, August 18, 1915,
The President:
The Association will come to order.

The Secretary:

I beg leave to suggest that it will be in order to appoint the usual committee on the preparation of resolutions of thanks, and I make a motion to that effect.

The President:

If there is no objection, the Chair will make the appointment.

The Secretary:

I have a telegram addressed to the President from William C. Dix, of Philadelphia. He suggests that a committee be appointed from this Association to confer with the C'ommittee of the LatinAmerican Republies on the organization of an international supreme judicial court.

The President:

If there is no objection, the matter will be referred to the Executive Committee.

The Secretary:

I call attention to the Saltair Excursion fixed for this afternoon. The Utah members, solicitous as always, for our welfare, have this warning about the use of Salt Lake as a swimming pool: be careful not to get water into the ears, mouth or nose. The sententious observation is added that the balance is easy. Any position may be assumed except to stand on one's head. For details I refer all members of the Association to Herbert R. MacMillan, of Utah, as bathmaster.

The Chair announced the following appointment of a Com mittee on Resolutions :

Hampton L. Carson, of Pennsylvania.
T. Moultrie Mordecai, of South Carolina.
Platt Rogers, of Colorado.
Charles E. Shepard, of Washington.
John Lowell, of Massachusetts.

The report of the Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, was presented by William A. Ketcham, of Indiana.

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