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THE ILLINOIS STATE BAR ASSOCIATION.
TENTH ANNUAL MEETING, JANUARY 11 AND 12, 1887.
The Convention convened in regular Annual Meeting, in Springfield, January 11, 1887, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, in the Supreme Court Room, and was called to order by Hon. Melville W. Fuller, President.
OFFICERS PRESENT. Melville W. Fuller.
.President Frank H. Jones..
Secretary John M. Palmer.....
Treasurer And the following membersAltgelt. J.P. .Chicago Casey, T. S
.Springfield Allen, W.J.. .Springfield Calhoun, W.J
..Danville Bradwell, J. B. .Chiago Dent, Thomas..
..Chicago Bonney, C. C.. .Chicago Dearborn, Luther.
Aurora Baldwin, J.A. .Chicago Ewing, Charles A..
...Decatur Brown, J.J. Vandalia Ewing, James S
Bloomington Bond, L. L. Chicago Fuller, M. W
... Chicago Bell, Robert .Mt. Carmel Freoman, N. L
Springfield Blackburn, H. P Danville Fuller, William.
...Clinton Brown, C.C.. .Springfield Foley, S. A.
Lincoln Burnett, F. W. Springfield Greene, H. S
Springfield Brown, Stuart. .Springfield Green, E. B.
Mt. Carmel Bigelow, H ...Galva Gross, W. L
.Springfield Conkling. W. J ..Springfield Goodrich, A. A.
.Jerseyville Creighton, J. A. .Springfield Gridley, J. N.
Virginia Connolly, J. A.. Springfield Goudy, W. C.
..Chicago Crea, Hugh... Decatur Grout, J. M.
Springfield Curtiss. Russell H. ..Chicago Gregory, S. S
.Chicago Conkling. J. C .Springfield Graham, J. M
.Springfield Conkling. C. L ..Springfield High, J. L..
Phillips, J. J...
Hillsboro .Springfield .Rock Island
Peoria Springfield ... Robinson .Springfield
.Chicago ...Pontiac .Springfield .Springfield ...Lewiston .Springfield
Havana .Effingham .DuQuoin
Springfield .Bunker Hill
1. MINUTES OF PRECEDING MEETINGS, The reading of the minutes of the last annual meeting was, on motion of Mr. J. H. Raymond, dispensed with, and the proceedings, as published and distributed, stood approved.
On motion of Mr. S. W. Moulton, a committee of three was appointed by the President, to extend an invitation to the Supreme Court of the State to attend the meetings of the Association.
The President appointed Mr. S. W. Moulton, Mr. J. C. Conkling and Mr. J. P. Altgelt as such committee.
The Court accepted, and were present in a body.
2. COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS. Through its chairman, Mr. W. L. Gross, the committee reported favorably upon the applications of the following gentlemen for admission. The report was adopted, and the new members invited to seats, and to participate in the further action of the Association:
Adams, Isaac E.....
Danville Evarts. E. S
..Chicago Ferns, Thomas F
Chicago ....Chicago ..Jerseyville
Goudy, W. C.....
Patton, G. W
Chicago .Chicago Chicago Pontiac
3. REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.
January 11, 1887. To the Nlinois State Bar Association:
Your Executive Committee begs leave to submit the following report:
On December 6, 1886, your committee met at the Leland Hotel, in Springfield, Illinois, and unanimously agreed upon the following, with reference to the Tenth Annual Meeting of this Association: The Tenth Annual Meeting of this Association will be held at Springfield, Illinois, on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 11 and 12, 1887. The Association to convene in the Supreme Court room, in the Capitol, at 10 o'clock A, M., cn Tuesday, and continue in session during that and the day following.
Your committee beg leave to submit the following special order:
First day.--Memorial address on the life and services of Judge B. S. Edwards, late President of this Association, by Judge E. P. Kirby, of Jacksonville, Illinois,
Special address: “The Professional Outlook," by Mr. J. S. High, of Chicago.
Special address: "Popular Opinions of the Law and those who Administer it," by Mr. H. S. Greene, of Springfield, Illinois.
Second day.-Special address: “Relations of Corporations to the Community," by Mr. G. W. Smith, of Chicago.
Special address: "The Beginning of Law in Illinois," by Mr. E. G. Mason, of Chicago.
Special address: “Decline of Litigation and some of its Causes," by Mr. S. P. Wheeler, of Cairo.
Your committee, by leave, further report they have made arrangements for a reception and banquet at the Leland Hotel, Springfield, Illinois, on Wednesday evening, January 12, 1887, beginning at 7 o'clock, and that invitations have been sent to the members of the Association and many citizens of the State not members of the Association; that several prominent speakers have promised to be present and reply to toasts.
ORDER OF EXERCISES.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1887. 1. Reading Minutes. 2. Report of Committee on Admission
W. L. GROSS 3. The President's Annual Address.....
M. W. FULLER 4. Report of Executive Committee and Secretary, 5. Memorial Address-Judge B. S. Edwards.
E. P. KIRBY 6. Special Address--The Professional Outlook....
.J. L. HIGH 7. Report of Committee on Grievances...
..J. S. EWING 8. Special Address-Popular Opinions of the Law and those who Adminis. ter it.......
H. S. GREENE 9. Election of Officers. 10. New Business.
Judge David Davis.....
.J. MAYO PALMER ..J. A. McCLERNAND
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1887. 11. Report of Committee on Legal Education......
J. L. HIGH 12. Special Address-Relations of Corporations to the Community. .G. W. SMITH 13. Report of Committee on Law Reform....
THOMAS DENT 14. Special Address—The Beginning of Law in Illinois...
.E. G. MASON 15. Special Address-Decline of Litigation and some of the Causes... S. P. WHEELER 16. Report of Committee on Legal Biography......
JAMES B. BRADWELL 17. Report of Committees not otherwise assigned. 18. Resolutions. 19. Miscellaneous Business.
RECEPTION AND BANQUET. Wednesday evening, from 7 to 8:30 o'clock. Reception in Parlors of Leland Hotel, followed by Annual Banquet and Dancing.
M. W. FULLER,
E. B. HAMILTON,
FRANK H. JONES.
On motion of Mr. C. C. Bonney, a committee of five was appointed to nominate officers for the ensuing year, and the President was authorized to appoint the Standing Committees.
The President appointed as said committee, Messrs. C. C. Bonney, A. Orendorff, C. C, Strawn, S. P. Wheeler and William Marsh.
Subsequently the committee reported the following:
For President, E. B. Green, Mt. Carmel.
H. B. Kepley, Effingham. 3d
C. L. Capen, Bloomington. 4th
W. L. Vandeventer, Mt. Sterling. 5th
J. H. Eckles, Ottawa. 6th
J. M. Bailey, Freeport.
Thomas Dent, Chicago.
For Treasurer, F. H. Jones, Springfield. On motion of Mr. Sherman, the Secretary was instructed to cast the unanimous vote of the Association for the officers named in the roport, and that the President appoint the Standing Committees.
The Secretary reported that he had performed that duty, and the persons named were declared unanimously elected.
4. PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS.
On motion of Mr. Orendorff, the thanks of the Association were tendered, and a copy of the-address requested for publication. (See address in Appendix.)
LIFE AND SERVICES OF B. S. EDWARDS.
Judge E. P. Kirby read a paper on this subject.
On motion of Mr. Dent, the thanks of the Association were tendered, and a copy of the address requested for publication. (See Appendix.)
President Fuller then read the following letters and telegrams:
* EXECUT VE MANSION,
“WASHINGTON, January 6, 1887 "Hon. M. W. FULLER, President, etc.
"My Dear Sir:-I desire to express to you, and through you to the Illinois State Bar Association, my acknowledgments for the invitation just received, to attend the tenth annual meeting of that organization.
“I regret that my official duties will prevent my attending this meeting; but I find partial compensation in the pleasure afforded me by a recognition of my membership in the legal fraternity. In the midst of much that annoys and perplexes in public life, the incidents of my professional career are among my most comforting reminiscences.
"Ours is called an honorable profession, and such it is. In every path of usefulness is found its members, and with every advance they are found related. With infinite opportunities for harm how few betray their trusts; and how unrelenting is the judgment of the profession upon those few.
"Hoping that the coming meeting of your association will be pleasant and profitable, and that its prosperity and usefulness will be continued, I am
"Yours very sincerely,
WASHINGTON, D. C.. January 9, 1887. “My Dear Sir:-I regret exceedingly that it is not in my power to accept the invita-, tion so kindly extended to me to attend the meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association on the 11th. My engagements here are such as to make it impossible. Too much attention cannot be given to meetings of this kind. Their influence must always be for good, and every effort should be made to have them interesting and attractive.
"Sincerely yours, "W. W. FULLER, Esq.
"M R. WAITE."
Cordial good wishes for the Bar Association and each of its members. Please express my regret that duties here prevent acceptance of your invitation.
"JOHN M, HARLAN."