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were elected from the state at large. The membership of our legislatures should also be decreased." Obituary Brown, Henry Billings, LL.D., Asso ciate Justice (retired) of the United States Supreme Court, died of heart disease at Bronxville, N. Y., while absent from his home in Washington, on Sept. 4, in his 78th year. Justice Brown was appointed to the United States Supreme Court in 1890 and served until May, 1906. Before this appoint ment he served as deputy United States marshal, assistant United States district attorney and United States circuit judge in Detroit. He was born at South Lee, Mass., and was graduated from Yale in 1850. While he was serving on the bench of the Supreme Court his sight failed him and he was advised by one of the most eminent specialists of the country that he would be totally blind for the remainder of his life. For a time, however, he was able to perform his judicial duties, notwith standing almost total impairment of his eyesight. Of late years the blindness which led to his retirement had become somewhat relieved, instead of growing worse. Evarts, Maxwell, general counsel for the Southern Pacific, and youngest son of the late United States Senator William M. Evarts, died at his home at Windsor, Vt., Oct. 7, aged 51. Fay, John C, who died at Washington, D. C., in September, practised chiefly in the Court of Claims, in which he tried many important cases. Gaynor, William J., Mayor of New York City since 1910, and Justice of the Supreme Court of New York from 1893 to 1909, died of heart failure on Sept. 10, en route to Europe on the White

Star liner Baltic. The New York Law Journal, in an appreciative editorial published in its issue of Sept. 22, thus spoke of his career as a judge: "His judicial work displayed originality of thought, acute powers of analysis, abso lute courage of conviction, contempt for mere authority, and, lastly, the same pungency of style that since he has been mayor has made not only his official utterances but his ordinary correspon dence notable." Jackson, Alfred A., formerly president of the Wisconsin Bar Association, and more recently chairman of the state law examining board, died at Janesville, Wis., Aug. 31, aged 82. Rose, Uriah M., LL.D., president of the American Bar Association in 1901 and 1902, and delegate to the Second Hague Peace Conference in 1907, died at his home at Little Rock, Ark., Aug. 12, aged 79. Judge Rose was one of the most eminent jurists of the South. Stiness, John Henry, LL.D., formerly Chief Justice of Rhode Island, died in Providence. Sept. 6, at the age of 73. He was elected to the Supreme Court in 1875 at the age of 34, and after a service of twenty-five years on the supreme bench was made Chief Justice in 1900. He retired in 1904. Von Bar, Ludwig, member of the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration, and former president of the Institut de Droit International, hasdied in Germany. He was born in Hanover in 1835 and after teaching many years in the Uni versity of Gottingen published his first book in 1859, "Zur Lehre von Versuch und Teilnahme an Verbrechen". The last twenty years of his life had been devoted to the reform of the German penal and civil code and to the cause of international arbitration.