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to investigate Humphries' conduct, was cited on this ground to appear before Judge Humphries and answer to the charge of contempt. Siegfried asked for a change of venue on the ground of prejudice, which was refused. On Sept. 30 Acting Chief Justice Parker of the state Supreme Court enjoined Judge Humphries from sitting as judge in contempt proceedings against Siegfried. Judge Smith of the Superior Court, who proceeded to grant Siegfried's application for the release of Hoover on habeas corpus, was publicly denounced by Judge Humphries. Obituary . Bishop, Henry W., a prominent mem ber of the Chicago bar, and a native of Lenox, Mass., where he had a summer residence, died on Sept. 28, at Seabright, N.J., aged 84. Cole, Chester G., twice Chief Justice of Iowa, for twelve years Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and founder of law schools in Iowa, died at Des Moines, Oct. 4, aged 89.

Cross, Joseph, Judge of the United

States District Court for the district of New Jersey, died Oct. 29 at his home in Elizabeth. He was graduated from Princeton in 1868, and after leaving Columbia Law School began practice in the office of William Jay Magie, who became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and later Chan cellor. He was sent to the New Jersey Assembly in 1894 and was Speaker in 1895. He was elected a state senator in 1899, and was appointed federal District Judge in 1905. Glasscock, John R., former mayor of Oakland, Cal., died Nov. 10. He had received the honorary degree of LL.D. from the University of California.

Howland, Henry E., formerly a Justice of the Supreme Court of New York, and president of the University Club and the Yale Alumni Association, died Nov. 6 at New York, in his seventyninth year. He was a noted afterdinner speaker and author of the epigram, "the best thing out of Boston is the 5 o'clock train." Aside from his professional duties in the firm of Howland, Murray & Prentice, Mr. Howland found time to make frequent contribu tions to magazines and to interest him self in charitable and civic work. Lothrop, Thornton K., before his re tirement a few years ago one of the leaders of the Boston bar, died at his home, in Boston, Nov. 2, in his eightyfourth year. Being graduated from Harvard in the class of 1849, in 1861 he was made Assistant United States Dis trict Attorney. He was the author of "The Life of William H. Seward." McKenney, James H., Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States, who died on Oct. 13, had served as clerk from 1880 to his death, a period of thirtythree years. Snodgrass, Robert, formerly a president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, died in a Baltimore hospital Nov. 8, aged 77. He had served as prothonotary of the Supreme Court of Penn sylvania for the middle district for twelve years, and later as Deputy Attorney-General. Stafford, Charles Morton, who had practised for forty years in Brooklyn, died Oct. 22. He was considered one of the foremost and most brilliant lawyers of Brooklyn and had handled many of the legal transactions of the large banks. He also served as a United States Mar shal for the Eastern District of New York under President Cleveland.