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The Green Bag

The Declaration of American Independ ence. Hon. Thomas M. Pierce of St. Louis discussed "The City and the Railroads," Hon. John Bell Keeble of Nashville "The Influence of John Marshall on American Jurisprudence," Rome G. Brown of Minneapolis "The Judiciary the Servant of the People," and Judge Edward T. Sanford of Knoxville "The New Federal Equity Rules." Officers elected were: John Bell Keeble, president; J. L. McRee, W. B. Lamb, and Robert Barrow, vice-presidents; C. H. Smith, Knoxville, secretary (re-elected). Obituary Avery, Alphonso Calhoun, Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina from 1888 to 1897, member of the con stitutional convention of 1875, died at Morganton, N. C., June 13, in his seventy-eighth year. He was graduated from the University at the head of his class, served with such distinction on the Confederate side as to earn the title of Colonel, and in 1868 was the youngest member of the state senate. Bates, Joseph Clement, who died in San Francisco June 6, aged 77, was the oldest practising member of the San Francisco Bar Association, and was the author of several volumes, including "Forms and Use of Blanks," "Horace Hawes Will Case" and "History of the Bench and Bar in California." This last work was issued in 1912. Batchellor, Albert Stillman, a former president of the New Hampshire State Bar Association, died at Littleton, N. H., June 15, aged 63. He had served several terms in the state legislature and also was a member of the Governor's Council. From Dartmouth, his alma mater, he received the honorary degree of Litt. D. He enjoyed an excellent

reputation as an advocate at the bar. Freeman, Harrison Belknap, known as one of the ablest members of the bar of Hartford, Conn., died July 4. He was a graduate of Yale in the class of 1862, and served as judge of probate from 1887 to 1908. Jones, Judge Henry C, last survivor of the Confederate Congress, died lately at Florence, Ala., aged 94. He was a prominent member of the state legis lature before the war and voted against secession. Kellogg, Sheldon Gaylord, for thirty years a leading member of the San Francisco bar, died at Santa Clara, Cal., June 20. He began practice in Detroit in 1881. During his practice in San Francisco he was associated with the late William F. Gibson, the late Alexan der.G. Eels and with Edwin T. Cooper. He was a member of the San Francisco Election Commission in 1900—1902, a trustee of the Public Library from 1901 up to the time of his death, and a mem ber of the Civil Service Commission in 1909. Russell, Horace, at one time judge of the Supreme Court of New York, died at his home, 47 Park avenue, New York, June 15. He was born in Bom bay, Franklin County, N. Y., in 1843, and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1861. He attended the Harvard Law School, and in 1869 began the practice of law in New York City. In 1875 Mr. Russell was appointed assistant district attorney and occupied that position until 1880, when he served for three years on the Supreme Court bench. He was Judge Advocate General of New York in 1880-81. Scott, John E., city attorney of In dianapolis from 1893 to 1895, died in that city June 22, aged 62.