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the pendency of any question, the consideration of such question shall be resumed upon the reassembling of the Conference unless otherwise determined.

9. A motion to adjourn shall always be in order; that and the motion to lay on the table shall be decided without debate. A motion for recess, pending the consideration of other business, shall not be debatable.

ABSENCE OF MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE.

10. When any state having a commission shall fail to be represented at two consecutive meetings of this Conference the President shall notify the Governor of such state of the absence of its commissioners for such action by the Governor may deem

proper.

as he

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES.

11. Each committee, whose province is some branch of law, shall report annually what, if any, recommendations it desires to make; what progress has been made in securing the adoption of bills within its province already recommended by the Conference, and what difficulties have been met in securing the adoption of such bills. It shall be the duty of the President to call the attention of the chairman of each such committee to this rule a reasonable time before each annual meeting of the Conference.

LIST OF COMMISSIONERS.

ARIZONA.—Edward Kent, Phoenix; George R. Davis, Tucson; E. E.

Ellinwood, Prescott. CALIFORNIA.—John F. Davis, 324 Pine Street, San Francisco. COLORADO.—Robert J. Pitkin, 441 Equitable Building, Denver; Jacob

Fillius, 830 Cooper Building. Denver; Thomas H. Devine, Opera

House Block, Pueblo. CONNECTICUT.—Talcott H. Russell, New Haven ; E. Henry Hyde, Jr.,

Hartford ; Erliss P. Arvine, New Haven. FLORIDA.-Robert W. Williams, Tallahassee ; John C. Avery, Pensacola; Louis C. Massey,

Orlando. GEORGIA.-Peter W. Meldrim, Savannah ; A. C. Pate, Hawkinsville. ILLINOIS.—John C. Richberg, 604 Opera House Building, Chicago;

Arthur A. Leeper, Virginia, Cass Co.; E. Burritt Smith, 415 First

National Bank Building, Chicago. INDIANA.-Robert S. Taylor, Fort Wayne; William A. Ketcham,

Indianapolis ; Oscar H. Montgomery, Seymour; George L. Reinhard,

Bloomington; Samuel O. Pickens, Indianapolis. Iowa.-Emlin McClain, Iowa City ; L. G. Kinne, Des Moines; H. O.

Weaver, Wapello. KANSAS.—John D. Milliken, McPherson ; J. O. Wilson, Salina; Thomas

B. Wall, Wichita. LOUISIANA.-Thomas J. Kernan, Baton Rouge; W. 0. Hart, New

Orleans; J. R. Thornton, Alexandria. MAINE. -Charles F. Libby, Portland; Frank M. Higgins, Limerick;

Hannibal E. Hamlin, Ellsworth. MARYLAND.—Milton G. Urner, Frederick City; George R. Gaither, Jr.,

Baltimore; Stevenson A. Williams, Bel Air. MASSACHUSETTS.—James Barr Ames, Harvard Law School, Cambridge; MONTANA.–J. B. Clayberg, Helena; T. C. Marshall, Missoula ; J. W.

Frederick J. Stimson, 53 State Street, Boston ; L. D. Brandeis, 220
Devonshire Street, Boston ; George E. McNeil, Cambridge; George

W. Weymouth, Fitchburg.
MICHIGAN.-C. W. Casgrain, Detroit; George W. Bates, 32 Buhl Build-

ing, Detroit ; Wesley W. Hyde, Grand Rapids. MINNESOTA. -Charles E. Flandrau, St. Paul; W. S. Patte, Minneapolis ;

W. W. Billson, Duluth. MISSISSIPPI.—R. H. Thompson, Jackson ; 8. 8. Calhoun, Jackson ; W. V. Sullivan, Oxford.

Strevell, Miles City. NEBRASKA.-J. M. Woolworth, Omaha. NEW HAMPSHIRE.—Joseph W. Fellows, Manchester; H. E. Burnham,

Manchester, NEW JERSEY.—Woodrow Wilson, Princeton; John R. Hardin, Pruden

tial Building, Newark; Frank Bergen, Elizabeth. NEW YORK.—W. L. Snyder, 5 Beekman Street, New York City; Henry

C. Willcox, 100 Broadway, New York City; Walter S. Logan, 27 William Street, New York City; Albert E. Henschel, Secretary, 214

Broadway, New York City. NORTH DAKOTA. —

-Burke Corbet, Grand Forks; Charles F. Amidown, Fargo; George W. Newton, Fargo. OHIO.-Seth S. Wheeler, Lima; Francis B. James, 401-405 Pike Build

ing Cincinnati; William E. Cushing, 632-637 Society for Savings

Building, Cleveland. OKLAHOMA.-J. C. Strang, Guthrie; J. W. Shartell, Oklahoma City ; C.

R. Brooks, Guthrie. PENNSYLVANIA.— William H. Staake, 501-505 Franklin Building, Phila

delphia ; Walter George Smith, 1006 Land Title Building, Phila

delphia ; C. La Rue Munson, Williamsport. RHODE ISLAND.-Amasa M. Eaton, Providence; John H. Stiness,

Providence; James Tillinghast, Providence. South CAROLINA.-H. E. Young, 28 Broad Street, Charleston ; W. R.

Boyd, Darlington. SOUTH DAKOTA.-A. B. Kittridge, Sioux Falls; L. B. French, Yankton;

J. W. Wright, Clark. VIRGINIA.—A. A. Phlegar, Christiansburg; R. T. Barton, Winchester ;.

John Garland Pollard, Richmond.
WASHINGTON.—Charles E. Shepard, Seattle; Ira P. Englehart, North

Yakima; Alfred Battle, Alaska Building, Seattle.
WISCONSIN.--Commission not yet named.
WYOMING.—Commission not yet named.

COMMITTEES FOR THE CONFERENCE

OF 1905.

(Names given first are Chairmen.)

STANDING COMMITTEES.

1. Executive.—Staake, James, Libby, Logan and Meldrim.

2. Commercial Law.-James, Ames, Bates, Bergen, Ellinwood, Smith, Stiness, Libby, Pollard, Russell and Meldrim.

3. Wills, Descent and Distribution.—Smith, Brandeis, Cushing, Pollard, Reinhard and Kent.

4. Marriage and Divorce.-Richberg, Ames, Davis, Staake, Stiness, Barton and Williams, of Maryland.

5. Conveyances, Depositions and Proof of Statutes of Other States.-Cushing, Teller, Patterson, Wall, Kernan and Phlegar.

6. Insurance.—Libby, Patterson, Williams, of Florida, and Hardin.

7. Congressional Action.-Stimson, Logan, McClain, Staake and Pickens.

8. Appointment of New Commissioners.-Eaton, Ketcham, Williams, of Florida.

9. Purity of Articles of Commerce.-Staake, Ames, James, Logan and Richberg.

10. Uniform Incorporation Law.—Logan, Bergen, Ketcham, Richberg and Woolworth.

SPECIAL COMMITTEES.

Committee on Uniform System of Accounting in State and Municipal Affairs.--Staake, Cushing, Smith, Thornton and Higgins.

Committee on Torrens System of Registration of Title to Land.Stiness, Arvine, Hart, McClain and Hyde.

COMMITTEE OF THE

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

FOR 1904-1903.

ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS.

AmAsA M. EATON, Providence, Rhode Island, Chairman.
JOSEPH J. WILLETT, Anniston, Alabama.
MELVILLE C. BROWN, Juneau, Alaska Territory.
EVERETT E. ELLINWOOD, Prescott, Arizona Territory.
M. M. Coun, Little Rock, Arkansas.
John D. WORKS, Los Angeles, California.
T. J. O'DONNELL, Denver, Colorado,
J. Moss Ives, Danbury, Connecticut.
John R. NICHOLSON, Dover, Delaware.
WILLIAM A. Meloy, Washington, District of Columbia.
R. W. WILLIAMS, Tallahassee, Florida.
P. W. MELDRIM, Savannah, Georgia.
David L. WITHINGTON, Honolulu, Hawaii Territory.
EDWIN BURRITT SMITH, Chicago, Illinois.
WILLIAM W. WOODS, Wallace, Idaho.
JOSEPH G. RALLS, Atoka, Indian Territory.
MERRILL MOOREs, Indianapolis, Indiana.
EMLIN MCCLAIN, Iowa City, Iowa.
JOHN D. MILLIKEN, McPherson, Kansas.
JAMES S. PIRTLE, Louisville, Kentucky.
W. 0. HART, New Orleans, Louisiana.
CHARLES F. LIBBY, Portland, Maine.
STEVENSON A. WILLIAMS, Bel Air, Maryland.
SAMUEL C. BENNETT, Boston, Massachusetts.
T. J. O'BRIEN, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
GEORGE B. YOUNG, St. Paul, Minnesota.
E. J. BOWERS, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

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