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at its meeting in Chicago, last February, and of its advisory members, consisting of the President of this Conference and the members of its Committee on Insurance; that this committee advised the members of the committee of the Insurance Convention at their request, on certain questions of law that arose in connection with the proposed legislation they were considering; that the committee of the Insurance Convention is to meet again in October ; that there was a marked divergence of opinion on many of the important matters covered by the legislation adopted by the legislature of New York; that the indications were that the model proposed—the

: Ames bill—would with great difficulty be carried through Congress.

The report of the committee was received and ordered to be placed on file.

The President: The next committee to be heard from is the Committee on Congressional Action.

The next is the Committee on Appointment of new Commissioners.

The next is the Committee on Purity of Articles of Commerce.

This was passed temporarily, to allow a meeting of the committee.

The President: Next in order is the report from the Committee on a Uniform Incorporation Law.

Next is the report of the Committee on the Torrens System of Land Registration.

It was passed temporarily, to allow a meeting of the committee.

W. 0. Hart, of Louisiana, on behalf of the committee to nominate officers, moved to amend section 3 of the by-laws by adding the following words: “All officers, except the Assistant Secretary, shall be chosen from the Commissioners,” adding, It is the opinion of the committee that the Secretary should be a Commissioner. We therefore ask the adoption of this amendment.

Walter E. Coe, of Connecticut: I second the adoption of the amendment.

The motion was adopted.

W. 0. Hart, on behalf of the same committee, submitted the following list of nominations for officers of the Conference for the ensuing year.

For President, Amasa M. Eaton, of Providence, Rhode Island; for Vice-President, John C. Richberg, of Chicago, Illinois ; for Treasurer, Talcott H. Russell, of New Haven, Connecticut; for Secretary, Charles Thaddeus Terry, of New York, New York ; for Assistant Secretary, Buchanan Perin, of Cincinnati, Ohio.

On motion of W. 0. Hart, the temporary Secretary was requested to cast the ballot of the Conference for their election, and they were declared to be the duly elected officers of the Conference for the year ensuing.

The President: Gentlemen, I thank you for the honor conferred upon me.

You may rest assured of my continued interest in the work of our Conference and of my increased sense of feeling that it is work of great importance. I desire that every one of you may equally feel this.

you may equally feel this. I urge upon all members of the Conference continued and even increased interest in our work, and I ask that you endeavor to attend all our meetings promptly.

Walter George Smith, of Pennsylvania, moved that the sessions of this Conference begin each day at 10 A. M., and continue until 12.30 P. M., when a recess shall be taken until 2.30 P. M., and that the Conference then reassemble and continue in session until 5.30 P. M.

The motion was seconded and carried.

Francis B. James, of Ohio, moved that the Conference now proceed with the consideration of the Warehouse Receipts Act.

The motion was seconded and carried.

The President: The Chair takes pleasure in introducing Professor Williston and Mr. Mohun, the draftsmen of this act, the experts who have been engaged upon this work and would state that the usual procedure has been to have the bill taken up by these gentlemen and read and explained section by section. The Chair therefore calls upon Professor Williston to begin.

(The details of the discussion upon the various sections

are omitted.) At 12.30 P. M., a recess was taken until 2.30 P. M.

AFTERNOON SESSION.

Saturday, August 25, 1906, 2.30 P. M. The President: The report of the Executive Committee is now in order.

William H. Staake, of Pennsylvania : On behalf of the Executive Committee, I present the following report.

(The Report follows these Minutes.) The President: If there is no objection, the report will be received and placed on file.

John C. Richberg, of Illinois : I am ready now, Mr. President, to present the report of the Committee on the Torrens System of Registration of Land Titles. The report is signed by six out of the seven members of the committee, but from the correspondence that I have had with the absent member I have no doubt he approves of the report.

(The Report follows these Minutes.) The President: If there is no objection, the report will be received and placed on file.

William H. Staake, of Pennsylvania: I have been authorized by the Committee on Purity of Articles of Commerce to present the report of that committee.

(The Report follows these Minutes.)

The President: If there is no objection, the report will be received and placed on file.

On motion, a recess was taken for ten minutes to enable the photographer to take a picture of the Conference.

Upon reassembling consideration of the Warehouse Receipts Act was resumed.

(The details of the discussion are omitted.) The President: Before adjourning for the day, the Chair desires to consult the members as to the committees that they desire to be placed upon, and if gentlemen will kindly state their preference the Chair will endeavor to accommodate them.

James Barr Ames, of Massachusetts: I would state to the gentlemen present that I have printed copies of the draft of the proposed Partnership Act, which I shall be glad to give to all.

The President: The Conference will now stand adjourned to Monday morning, and the Chair desires that every member make it a point to be present promptly at the hour of opening, ten o'clock.

SECOND DAY.

Monday, August 27, 1906, 10 A. M. The President called the Conference to order.

W. 0. Hart, of Louisiana : I take great pleasure in stating that through a visit which I was invited to pay and did pay to the annual meeting of the Alabama Bar Association last month, and afterwards by personal interviews with the Governor, whom I met at Asheville, there have been two Commissioners appointed from that state. Mr. Frederick S. Bromberg, of Mobile, is present.

I also wish to say that through correspondence with my friend, John H. Mosier, of Norman, Oklahoma, he has been appointed a Commissioner to represent that state and is with us today.

South Carolina is also represented here today in the person of Thomas Moultrie Mordecai, of Charleston. I had the pleasure of meeting him, and I called his attention to the important work of the Conference and the fact that, although South Carolina had representation on our roll, their representatives had not attended for some years. I am glad to say that Mr. Mordecai is with us today.

The President: The Chair takes pleasure in welcoming these gentlemen among us.

I desire to call attention to the fact that we have been enabled to draft the Warehouse Receipts Act through the efficient co-operation of the American Warehousemen's Association, both financially and otherwise. By vote, last year, they were requested to sit with us and the same privilege is extended to them this year. There is with us, therefore, and acting with us, W. H. Robinson, the President of the American Warehousemen's Association, and Albert M. Read, Vice-President of the association, and Chairman of its Committee on Laws and Legislation.

We also have with us today Mr. Thomas B. Paton, the counsel and secretary of the standing Law Committee of the American Bankers' Association. The co-operation of that association has been very valuable to us in carrying out the different measures which we have worked upon.

The Chair takes great pleasure in introducing these gentlemen to you now collectively, and at the earliest opportunity I shall avail myself of the privilege of introducing them to the various members individually.

William H. Staake, of Pennsylvania : May I suggest to you, Mr. President, as some of us may not have had the privilege of personally meeting these gentlemen, that the Secretary be requested to call their names, and as their names are called each gentleman rise and give us an opportunity to know him at least by sight.

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