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He engaged in library work and received an offer from Japan to found a public library there on American lines. He did much literary work, his books including "Law Applied to Motor Vehicles" and "Hand-List of American Statute Law." Bischoff, Henry, one of the most learned and capable Justices of the New York Supreme Court, was killed by a fall in an elevator well, March 28. Jus tice Bischoff, who was born in New York in 1852 and educated in the New York public schools and at the Columbia Law School, was the oldest Justice of the Supreme Court in New York County in point of service. He was elected to the bench of the Court of Common Pleas in 1890, which court was merged in the Supreme Court in 1894. He was a man of high character and ideals, a judge of highest standing in his pro fession, and known as a hard worker, who used to say that he had not taken a vacation for over twenty years. Black, Frank S., Governor of New York from 1897 to 1899, died at his farm at Freedom, N. H., Mar. 22. A native of Maine, he obtained his educa tion at Dartmouth College, from which he was graduated in 1875, and followed journalism while he studied law. As a lawyer and politician he was distin guished by natural quickness of wit, by a mental equipment developed by assidu ous training and preparation, and by a rugged integrity which made him always true to his convictions and courageous in defending them. Brown, Addison, for twenty years Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, died in New York City, Apr. 9, in his eighty-fourth year. He was born in Massachusetts, of an old Puritan stock, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1852, and at Harvard Law
School in 1855. After several years' practice of his profession in New York City he received the federal judgeship in 1881, and became a recognized authority on admiralty law, his opinions in up wards of two thousand cases brought before him during his judicial service constituting a remarkable monument to his erudition. He was also a serious student of botany and astronomy. His observations on the corona in the solar eclipse of 1878 were published by the Smithsonian Institution, and he was one of the authors of Britton and Brown's "Illustrated Flora of the United States and Canada." Heiskell, Gen. Joseph Brown, last but one of the surviving members of the Confederate Congress, member of the Tennessee constitutional convention of 1870, and Attorney-General of Tennessee from 1870 to 1878, died near Memphis Mar. 7, in his ninetieth year. Lewis, George H., first dean of the Drake Law School of Des Moines, Iowa, financier and pioneer resident of that city, died Mar. 16. Pearsall, Thomas E., one of Brooklyn's most successful and active lawyers in his time, and a former law partner of Supreme Court Justice Isaac M. Kapper, died April 5. He owned what was said to be one of the most complete law libraries in New York County. Spruance, William C, appointed in 1897 Associate Judge of Delaware, under the new constitution of that year, died in Wilmington Mar. 12, at the age of eighty-two. He retired on the expiration of his twelve-year term in 1909. Warwick, Charles F., a Philadelphia lawyer of remarkable professional and literary attainments, and formerly Dis trict Attorney, City Solicitor, and Mayor of Philadelphia, died April 5.