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The Green Bag

The Commercial Law League of America, at its nineteenth annual con vention, held at Cape May, N. J., July 21-24, unanimously adopted a resolu tion which set forth that the "practice of law is not a lawful business except for members of the bar who have complied with all the conditions required by stat ute and the rules of the courts." "The custom of business men practising law, either in the form of trust companies, notaries public or agencies, has grown to such an extent," continues the resolu tion, "that the Commercial Law League of America, in convention assembled, now calls upon the profession generally to take more vigorous action in prosecut ing offenders against the penal laws, and where necessary to secure further legislation prohibiting the illegitimate practice of law." Copies of the resolu tion will be sent to every bar association in the Unite States.

blankets that were washed but once a year. Obituary Binney, Charles C, of Philadelphia, who died at Little Boar's Head, N. H., July 10, was a graduate of Harvard, class of 1878, and was assistant attorney in the Department of Justice at Wash ington, D. C., from 1893 to 1897. Bonnifield, M. S., at one time Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada, died at Winnemucca, Nev., July 16, aged 80. He was one of the pioneer lawyers of Nevada. Cooky, Alfred W., Assistant AttorneyGeneral of the United States from 1906 to 1909, and a former Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, died of tuberculosis at his summer home at Topsfield, Mass., July 19. Harrod, Judge J. H., a prominent lawyer of Little Rock, Ark., was killed by an automobile July 11, aged 63. He was slated for United States Attorney and had been a candidate for Governor.

John S. Kennedy, former Warden of Sing Sing Prison, was indicted at White Plains, N. Y., July 10, charged with violating a public trust. The indict Livingston, S. B., until six years ago ment contained five counts all dealing with alleged mismanagement of the president of the Society of Medical prison. The first charges him with Jurisprudence in New York, died at being absent on different dates. He is his home in New York City, July 13, charged with putting prisoners suffering aged 60. from contagious disease in cells with Low, Homer B., assistant attorney sound prisoners, putting whites and for the Oklahoma lines of the Rock negroes together, putting degenerates Island, died at his home at El Reno, and those morally sound together, put Okla., July 9. He had been prominent ting men in dark cells without examining in legal circles and politics in the state them to see if they were physically fit and territory for many years. to stand the punishment. The indict ment also says these men only received Olmsted, Marlin E., former Congress a loaf of bread and eight ounces of water man from Pennsylvania, died July 19, in twenty-four hours. He is charged at a hospital in New York City. He with having kept the prisoners from had practised law at Harrisburg since July 13, 1911 to June 5, 1913, with 1878. During the hearing on the Payneimproper and insufficient clothing, un Aldrich Tariff bill he presided in the clean and damp bedding, and with House for a part of the time.