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The Green Bag

advocated by President Wilson, and of the approval by the Wisconsin legisla ture of the proposed constitutional amendment providing for the initiative and referendum. The Foley bill incorporating the Rock efeller Foundation, "to promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world," has been signed by Governor Sulzer of New York. Among the incor porators are John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Simon Flexner and Starr J. Murphy. "Personal Frank L. Randall, lately superin tendent of the Minnesota State Refor matory at St. Cloud, has been appointed chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Prison Commissioners. He was selected by Governor Foss because of his excel lent record and achievements as a pro gressive penologist. Supreme Court Justices Eugene A. Philbin and Bartow S. Weeks, who were designated by Governor Sulzer to fill until Jan. 1 next the vacancies created by the resignation of Justice McCall and by the death of Justice Bischoff, took their seats on the bench April 28. Both appointments are regarded by the bar with great satisfaction, because of the high professional attainments and moral character of both men. Professor Melville M. Bigelow was the guest of honor of the Alumni Asso ciation of Boston University Law School at a banquet tendered him on April 12. Nearly a hundred members of the Asso ciation and their guests, including many leaders of the bench and bar of Massa chusetts, paid their tribute to Professor Bigelow, who has been a member of the faculty of the school for forty-two years, has lectured to every class which

it has graduated since its inception, and was American its dean Bar from BarAssociations 1902 Association. until 1911. — The

annual meeting of the American Bar Association will be held in Montreal, Canada, Sept. 1, 2, and 3 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). The opening address will be delivered by President Frank B. Kellogg of Minnesota. Rt. Hon. Richard Burdon Haldane, Vis count of Cloan, Lord High Chancellor of England, will deliver the annual ad dress on Monday afternoon in the Prin cess Theatre. He will be introduced by Chief Justice White of the United States Supreme Court. Hon. Charles J. Doherty, Minister of Justice and Attor ney-General for Canada, will tender on behalf of the Dominion Government a reception to the Lord High Chancellor and the president and members of the Association. There will be a symposium on "The Struggle for Simplification of Legal Procedure" on Tuesday evening, the subject being considered under three sub-topics: (a) Some Causes," by Hon. William C. Hook of Kansas, Judge of the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; (b). "Legal Procedure and Social Unrest," by Hon. N. Charles Burke, Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals; (c) "The Goal and its Attain ment," by Hon. William A. Blount of Florida. Hon. William Howard Taft will present a paper on Wednesday at 10 a.m., in the Royal Victoria College. The annual banquet of the Association will be given on Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the Rose Room of the Windsor Hotel. Hon. Elihu Root will preside. Maltre Labori, Batonnier of the Bar of the City of Paris, France, will respond to one of the toasts. The Commissioners on Uni form State Laws will convene on Tues day, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. The Association