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MR. SHERMAN: No combination ?
VICE PRESIDENT Wood: None whatever. And also that there will be a special train when the banquet is over back-I was going to say to the city but I believe we are in the city now, but back to the Park Row depot or up town. I will now call upon Judge Bradwell to present the report of the Necrologist.
The report will be found in Part II.
VICE PRESIDENT Wood: The report of the Necrologist will be placed on file and published with the proceedings.
MR. MATHENY: I have received a letter from one of the old time members of the Association, which I will read. Letter read as follows:
PALO ALTO, CAL., JUNE 26, 1899. Hon. J. H. Matheny, Springfield, Ill.
DEAR SIR: Your notice of the meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association received, the same having been forwarded to me from Chicago. For several years past I have been physically unable to attend the sessions of the Association and now have removed to this state on account of my health. I have always felt a deep interest in the work undertaken by the bar-to secure good judges, good lawyers and improve the practice in Illinois. It has done much in that direction and will do more in the future.
Judge Bradwell, C. C. Bonney, E. B. Sherman and myself went from Chicago to Springfield to assist in the organization of the Association at its first meeting. I regret exceedingly that I have been and still am, unable to meet with my legal brethren who are now so successfully carrying on the work then begun.
H. F. VALLETTE. MR. MATHENY: I have received a reply to the telegram sent on yesterday to the Colorado Bar Association and will read it:
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO., JULY 7, 1899. James H. Matheny, Secretary Illinois State Bar Association:
The Colorado Bar Association in meeting assembled thanks the Illinois State Bar Association for its greeting and sends a like one to it.
LUCIUS W. Hoyt,
MR. Moses: Do we elect a Necrologist, if so I wish to move that Judge Bradwell be continued in his office.
MR. MATHENY: He has sometimes been elected and some times appointed by the Chairman.
JUDGE Gross: I think, Mr. Moses, that he is usually appointed by the President along with the committees.
MR. MATHENY: That is the by-law now.
VICE PRESIDENT Wood: The Secretary informs me that under the by-laws he is appointed. What is the further pleasure of the Association ?
MR. GREGORY: I move that the thanks of the Association be presented to the retiring officers for their valuable and efficient services during the last year.
Which motion was seconded and carried.
JUDGE GROSS: If there is no further business before the Association, Mr. President, I move you sir, that a recess be taken until the hour for the convening of the banquet.
VICE PRESIDENT WOOD: Before the motion is put the Chair desires again to express thanks for the kind consideration and assistance which the members of the Association have given in the conduct of the proceedings.
JUDGE Gross: Mr. President, pardon me for interrupting again, but I believe it is your duty as the newly elected President of the Association to announce your standing committees during this session of the Association. That is right, is it not, Mr. Secretary? MR. MATHENY:
Yes, sir. VICE PRESIDENT Wood: The Chair will endeavor to do that before the meeting of the Association is over, supposing that the banquet is a part and parcel of the meeting, and will leave them with the Secretary, and the Secretary will be in. structed to notify the gentlemen selected. The Chair has not yet made up the committees but will endeavor to do so.
Whereupon a recess was taken to 7:30 P. M.
RECEPTION AND BANQUET. The usual reception and banquet were given by the Association at the Chicago Beach Hotel, on Friday evening, July 7th, and were in charge of the following committees:
JESSE HOLDOM, EUGENE E. PRUSSING,
FRANK H. SCOTT, HENRY W. WOLSELEY,
EDGAR L, MASTERS.
Roy O. WEST, John S. MILLER,
EDGAR A. BANCROFT, FRANK O. LOWDEN,
GEORGE T. PAGE, THOMAS B. MARSTON,
HOWARD L. Smith, HENRY S. TOWLE,
F. S. HEBARD, ANGELO S. CELLA,
E. R. BLISS, CHARLES H. ALDRICH,
CHARLES S. DENEEN, JOHN BARTON PAYNE,
JESSE A. BALDWIN, GEORGE W. MILLER,
ROBERT MCMURDY, ALFRED ORENDORFF,
CHARLES M. WALKER, GEORGE E. Foss,
N. W. BRANSON, OLIVER A. HARKER,
EPHRAIM BANNING, WILLIAM S. FORREST,
GEORGE W. WALL,
FREDERICK M. GRANT,
ISAAC M. HAMILTON,
THOMAS J. HOLMES, W. G. EWING,
ARTHUR J. EDDY, ADOLPH MOSES,
BLUFORD WILSON, John M. HARLAN,
MAX PAM, ,
WILLIAM D. FULLERTON,
The reception was followed at 8 o'clock by a banquet, which was held in the large reception room of the hotel. About two hundred persons attended, many of whom were ladies. Mrs. John A. Logan was a guest of honor of the occasion. Judge Benson Wood, the newly elected President, acted as toastmaster.
The Divine blessing was asked by the Chaplain, Rev. W. C. Richardson, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Chicago.
The menu, succeeded by the toasts and responses, was as follows:
LITTLE NECK CLAMS
BROILED WHITEFISH, MAITRE D'HOTEL
SWEETBREAD PATTIES, VIN BLANCHE
LAMB CHOPS EN PAPILLOTE
ROAST PHILADELPHIA SQUAB, AU CRESSON
LETTUCE AND TOMATO, FRENCH DRESSING If you divorce capital and labor, capital is hoarded and labor starves.
NESSELRODE ICE CREAM
cause, not heard it?-Butler's Hudibras
The shaping our own life is our own work. It is a thing of beauty,
it is a thing of shame-as we ourselves make it.-Ware
Under the Red, White and Blue
CHARLES E. KREMER Always Pleasant GLIMPSES OF GREAT LEGAL LIGHTS THOMAS B. BRYAN
By one who knew them
H. J. HAMLIN
And conditions of men
SELDEN P. SPENCER
THE PRESIDENT ELECT
MUSIC BY MARGULIES ORCHESTRA After the banquet the guests adjourned to the spacious dining hall, where a dance program was delightfully carried out.