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The Green Bag

United States Attorney, read a paper on "Criticising the Court." An address was delivered to the Asso ciation by Judge Emory Speer of Georgia vigorously denouncing espionage as a means of obtaining evidence against federal judges. At the banquet, Judge Deemer act ing as toastmaster, J. A. S. Pollard, a banker of Fort Madison, spoke on "Progress and the Lawyer." He de clared that while industries, trade and commerce had made great progress, the lawyers and courts were still about fifty years behind. He said the United States Supreme Court and the Iowa Supreme Court showed some evidences of progress. Justice W. S. Winthrow of the Su preme Bench spoke briefly of the lead ing cases in the history of the United States. Schuyler W. Livingston of Washing ton gave a toast, "The Promise of the Lawyer." He criticised the statement made by Governor Hadley before the graduating class of Northwestern Uni versity this spring, that lawyers were becoming more clannish every day and were dominating law making. J. U. Sammis of Sioux City, delivered a short talk on "Law Making." His toast was preceded by that of Simon Fleischmann of Buffalo, who spoke on "Returning to First Prin ciples." The following officers were elected: President, Major John F. Lacey, Oskaloosa; vice-president, Frank Dawley, Cedar Rapids; secretary, H. C. Horak, Iowa City; treasurer, Frank Nash, Oskaloosa. The next convention will be held at Burlington, la., June 25 and 26, 1914. Maryland. — An address by Judge George Gray of Delaware.on the judicial

recall was the feature of the eighteenth annual meeting of the Maryland Bar Association, held at Cape May, N. J., July 2 and 3. Judge Gray referred to the recall as "a propaganda of anarchy." The recommendation of a proposed law giving Baltimore an additional judge on the Court of Appeals was adopted with a referendum provision leaving the choice to the voters of the city. The recommendation that a bequest shall not lapse because of the death of the legatee before the testator was adopted unanimously. Judge Hammond Urner of the Court of Appeals spoke on "The Case of The King v. Raleigh." Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania spoke on the "Proposed Federal Income Tax Laws." Chief Judge A. Hunter Boyd of the Court of Appeals, in his address as president, in naming the important attributes of a good judge placed cour age first, for unless a judge be corrupt, there could not be a more dangerous man than a coward on the bench . ' ' There has never been a time in the history of our country when a fearless judiciary was a greater necessity," he added. Edgar H. Gans of Baltimore, in an address on the Orphans' Court, said he hoped the day was not far distant when by constitutional changes the Orphans' Court, at least in large cities of the state, would be given the full dignity of Superior Courts, with power to decide all questions involved in the devolution of the estate of a decedent. Mr. Justice Mahlon Pitney was the chief speaker at the banquet. Officers elected were: President, Judge Walter I. Dawkins of the Supreme Bench of Bal timore, succeeding Chief Judge A. Hun ter Boyd of the Court of Appeals; James W. Chapman, Jr., Baltimore, secretary; R. Bennett Darnall, Balti