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DECEMBER 15, 1897—APRIL 6, 1898.

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Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1898, for the State of Iowa.

BY GEORGE L. DOBSON, SECRETARY OF STATE,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

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JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT

DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS.

L. G. KINNE, DES MOINES, Chief Justice.
H. E. DEEMER, RED OAK.*
GIFFORD S. ROBINSON, Sioux City.
CHAS. T. GRANGER, WAUKON.
JOSIAH GIVEN, DES MOINES.
SCOTT M. LADD, SHELDON.

CHARLES M. WATERMAN, DAVENPORT.

OFFICERS OF THE COURT.
MILTON REMLEY, Iowa City, Attorney General.
C. T. JONES, WASHINGTON, Clerk.
BENJ. I. SALINGER, CARROLL, Reporter.

*The term of Chief Justice Kinne expired December 31, 1897, being succeeded by Mr. Justice Waterman, and, thereupon, úr. Justice Deemer became Chief Justice by order of rotation,

FROM WHICH APPEALS MAY BE TAKEN TO THE SUPREME COURT.

DISTRICT COURTS. First District-HENRY BANK, JR., Keokuk. Becond District--M. A. ROBERTS, Ottumwa; T. M. FEE, Centerville;

F. W. EICHELBERGER, Bloomfield; ROBERT SLOAN, Keosauqua. Third District, H. M. TOWNER, Corning; W. II. TEDFORD, Corydon, Fourth District-WM. HUTCHINSON, Orange City; Geo. W. WAKE

FIELD, Sioux City; F. R. GAYNOR, Le Mars; John F. OLIVER,

Onawa. Fifth District-J. H. APPLEGATE, Guthrie Center; J. H. HENDERSON,

Iudianola; A. W. WILKINSON, Winterset; JAMES D. GAMBLE,

Knoxville. Birth District-David Ryan, Newton; BEN McCoy, Oskaloosa; A. R.

DEWEY, Washington. Seventh District-C. M. WATERMAN, Davenport; W. F. BRANNAN,

Muscatine; P. B. WOLFE, Clinton; A. J. House, Maquoketa. Eighth District-Martin J. WADE, Iowa City. Ninth District-W. F. CONRAD, CALVIN P. HOLMES, THOMAS F.

STEVENSON, W. A. SPURRIER, Des Moines. Tenth District--J. J. TOLERTON, Cedar Falls; A. S. Blair, Man

chester. Eleventh District-D. R. HINDUAN, Boone; S. M. WEAVER, Iowa

Falls; BENJAMIN P. BIRDSALL, Clarion. Twelfth District-John C. SHERWIN, Mason City; J. F. CLYDE, Osage. Thirteenth District-L. E. FELLOWS, Lansing; A. N. Hobson, West

Union. Fourteenth District-Lor Thomas, Storm Lake; William B. QUAR

TON, Algona. Fijteenth District-A. B. THORNELL, Sidney; WALTER I. SMITH,

Council Bluffs; N. W. MACY, Harlan; W. R. GREEN, Audubon. Sixteenth District-S. M. Elwood, Sac City; 2. A. CHURCH, Jeffer

son.

Seventeenth District-GEORGE W. BURNHAM, Vinton; OBED CASWELL,

Marshalltown. Eighteenth District-H. M. REMLEY, Anamosa; WILLIAM G. THOMP.

SON, Marion. Nineteenth District-FRED O'DONNELL, Dubuque; JAMES L. HUSTED,

Dubuque. Twentieth District-JAMES D. SMYTH, Burlington; WINFIELD S. WITH:

ROW, Mt. Pleasant.

SUPERIOR COURTS.
Cedar Rapids-THOMAS M. GIBERSON.
Council Bluffs-J. E. F. McGEE.

Keokuk-JOSEPH C. BURK.

IN MEMORIAM.

JOHN C. BILLS.

On the twenty-third day of August, 1897, John C. Bills, a leading member of the bar of the state and of this court, departed this life at his home in Davenport.

On October 12, 1897, E. E. Cook presented memorial proceedings of the Scott county bar on his death, and after appropriate remarks by E. E. Cook, Fred Heinz, Nathaniel French, L. A. Ellis and N. M. Hubbard on behalf of the bar, and by Justice Robinson and Chief Justice Kinne on the part of the court, it was ordered that the proceedings of the Scott county bar be entered of record in this court. It was accordingly done, and they follow:

MEMORIAL ON THE DEATH OF Hon. John C. BILLS.

It is customary when a member of this bar dies, to spread upon the records of the court a memorial, that those who come after us may know the manner of man he was-how his associates regarded him When the greatest among us dies, a plain recital of the record he has made, is the most fitting tribute to his memory

John C. Bills came to Davenport in 1856, and spent his professional life a member of this bar.

He represented the county for four years in the state senate, and was recognized as the leader of his party. He made a creditable record as the advocate of good laws, but a better one as the eloquent denouncer of bad ones.

He was for ten years a member and president of the school board of this city. He gave to the discharge of the duties of the position the same lidelity and devotion and hard work as to his most lucrative

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