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The Green Bag

Beatty, William Henry, LL.D. California. "Son of Ohio, educated at the University of Virginia; for ten years district judge of Nevada; for five years Associate Justice, then Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada, at a time when the law demanded creative interpre tation; since 1889, Chief Justice of California; man of integrity and conscience; by his office and his person, the firm and central pillar in the structure of the state." Morrow, William W., LL.D. California. "Since 1869 a member of the California bar; representative of the federal government in important cases; for six years a member of Con gress; then six years district judge; since 1897, judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals; trustee of the Carnegie Institution; officer of the National Red Cross Society; ready to all good work in public service; as judge and citizen, humane and just and cheerful." Pound, Roscoe, LL.D. Michigan. Streeler, Franklin Sherwin, LL.D. Dartmouth. Member of the International Joint Commis sion and a trustee of Dartmouth. Jewett, Stephen Shannon, LL.D. Dartmouth. Lawyer, banker, and statesman. Johnson, Jesse, LL.D. Dartmouth. Author, and former Justice of the New York Supreme Court. Rathbone, Albert, A.M. Williams. Lawyer, of New York. Wheeler, Charles B., LL.D. Williams. Justice of the New York Supreme Court. Taft, William Howard, D.C.L. Hamilton. Whitman, Charles S., LL.D. Amherst, LL.D. New York. District Attorney of New York County. Curtis, William John, LL.D. Bowdoin. Lawyer and organizer. Stone, Harlan F., LL.D. Amherst. Dean of Columbia Law School. Prentice, Samuel O., LL.D. Trinity. Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court of Errors. Tenney, Horace K., LL.D. Vermont. A leader of the Illinois bar. Fletcher, Allen M., LL.D. Vermont. Governor of Vermont. Tumulty, Joseph P., LL.D. St. Peter's. Secretary to President Wilson. Raligan, Judge John B., LL.D. Holy Cross.

The New York Miscellaneous State Bar Association started a movement on June 26 to select non-partisan candidates for suc cessors to Chief Judge Cullen and Asso ciate Judge Gray of the Court of Ap peals, whose terms expire on Dec. 31 under the age limitation. A committee of twenty-one will consider the qualifi cations of candidates for the two pro spective vacancies. Illinois took its position as a woman suffrage state when the House of Repre sentatives passed by a vote of 83 to 58, June 11, the bill giving women the right to vote for Presidential electors and other offices not governed by the state constitution. The bill was introduced by Senator H. S. Magill and had already passed the Senate. Governor Dunne, who has for many years favored woman suffrage, signed the bill June 26. The act became effective July 1, with a probability that it would be tested in the courts. As the result of the confession made to Judge Swann and District Attorney Whitman in New York City by Isidore Rader, the proprietor of a "fence" and of a school where young boys were taught to steal, hundreds of inquiries have been received by the District Attorney in regard to goods stolen from trucks, piers, and railroad depots in this city. Assistant District Attorney Moscowitz said that $5,000,000 was a con servative estimate of the value of goods stolen annually in recent years by street thieves in the city. This estimate was upheld by a representative of the Mer chants' Association. Rader said that the business was conducted by some twenty men, and was as well organized as any legitimate business. He supplied the names of these men to the District