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Association with an address on "His tory as Literature," which was a plea for imagination in the writing of his tory, without slighting the claims of science and specialized research, to which he conceded a function of im portance. Among the many papers read were the following of particular interest to readers of this magazine: "Profitable Subjects for Investigation in American History, 1815-1860," by Professor Wil liam F. Dodd; "The Court of Star Chamber," by Edward P. Cheyney; "Sumptuary Laws in the 18th Cen tury," by John Martin Vincent; and "Profitable Fields of Investigation in Mediaeval History," by James Westfall Thompson. Professor William A. Dunning of Columbia University, the historian of political theory, succeeds Colonel Roosevelt as president. Obituary Currey, John, former Chief Justice of the San Francisco Supreme Court, who died at his ranch near Dixon, Cal., Dec. 18, at the age of 98, was the last of the noted politicians of ante bellum days in California. He was elected a Justice of the Supreme Court in 1863, being chosen Chief Justice in 1866. Davis, Jeff, United States Senator from Arkansas, died Jan. 3 at Little Rock, at the age of fifty. He studied law at Vanderbilt University, becoming state attorney in 1892 and AttorneyGeneral of Arkansas six years later. Two years afterward he was elected Governor, serving for three terms. Hall, John I., a leading lawyer of Macon, Ga., and in his prime one of the foremost lawyers of the South, died Dec. 31, aged 72. He had served in both Houses of the legislature and as judge of the superior court, and had been
general counsel for the Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad. Hopp'n, William W., a lawyer who was a member of several charitable boards, died at his home in New York City Jan 3. He was a Governor of the New York Hospital. Lemon, Richard A., author of the present Illinois parole law, died in Clin ton, Ill., Dec. 29. He was president of the first Board of Pardons, inauguarted during the administration of the late Governor Tanner. Lewis, Virgil Anson, state archivist of West Virginia, and founder of the Southern Historical Magazine, died at Mason City, West Va., early in Decem ber. He early relinquished the practice of law to devote his time to literary and educational work. Among his many writings were "History of West Vir ginia," "Life and Times of Anne Bailey, the Pioneer Heroine," "History and Government of West Virginia," "Story of the Louisiana Purchase," etc. Paul, Capt. Frank W., a leading Phila delphia attorney, who won distinction in the Civil War, died at Villa Nova, Pa., Dec. 25, aged 72. After the war he studied law and became one of the most aggressive advocates in the coun try. Price, William S., the oldest lawyer in Philadelphia, died Dec. 17, aged 95. He was a member of the bar for seventy-three years and was engaged in many important cases. He was for many years chancellor of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Reeder, General Frank, once a law partner of Chester A. Arthur, died in Easton, Pa., Dec. 7. He was a former Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and former Banking Com missioner of the state.