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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 wi be very heartily welcome. Mr. Taft has already promised to be present, as well as other gentlemen of national repute.
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.
EVENING SESSION; HELD IN THE TABERNACLE.
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 Chair will direct the Secretary to communicate to Sir James, on behalf of this Association, our deep regret at his absence.
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.
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.
If there is no objection, the Chair will make the appointment.
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 Committee of the LatinAmerican Republics on the organization of an international supreme judicial court.
If there is no objection, the matter will be referred to the Executive Committee.
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 Committee on Resolutions :
Hampton L. Carson, of Pennsylvania.
The report of the Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, was presented by William A. Ketcham, of Indiana.
William A. Ketcham:
The report is only signed by four out of the five members of the committee. Francis Rawle, of Pennsylvania, is of counsel for the Italian Consulate, and thinks that he ought not to be a party to the report, which covers matters concerning the rights of aliens as provided in the Bartholdt Bill.
I move the adoption of the report; and ask for a division of the question, so that each matter may be acted upon separately.
The first proposition is upon the adoption of the Bartholdt Bill with respect to the right of the United States to prosecute actions; the committee recommends striking out the provision in the bill that the government may prosecute with the consent of the individual citizen.
The question is on the first recommendation, which is to strike out of Section 1 the words: "Aliens whose rights are affected may be joined as complainants with the United States in such equitable proceeding"; and in Section 2 to strike out the words "and the consent of such citizen or subject of a foreign country, party defendant."
W. A. Ketcham:
The question was then put upon the first recommendation, which was carried.
W. A. Ketcham:
The second recommendation arises on the provision which requires that whenever a claim is filed against the United States, and it appears that there has been unreasonable delay, interest shall be allowed pending the litigation at the rate of 6 per cent,