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The Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the ALABAMA ST BAR ASSOCIATION was held on Tuesday and Wednesc July 10th and 11th, 1895, the first day in the Senate Che ber in the Capitol at Montgomery, Alabama, and the seco day at Jackson's Lake, near that city.
MONTGOMERY, ALA., July 10, 1895. The Association was called to order at 10:30 A. M., on th day by James E. Webb, Esq., President of the Associatio who proceeded to read his annual address.
( Appendix A.) The report of the Treasurer was then read by him, and i as follows:
MONTGOMERY, ALA., July 10, 1895. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Association :
The Treasurer submits the following report of the finances of the Association for the year ending July 10th, 1895:
RECEIPTS. Balance on hand at meeting July 10th, 1894....
156 55 Cash received from initiation fees, annual dues, etc..
DISBURSEMENTS. 1894. July 11. Annual dinner, and rent of lake...
179 40 10 00 25 00
Messenger at meetings.
142 30 11 00 2 00
July 15. C. L. Ruth, cup for W. R. Taylor.
Telegrams, and Expressage.
velopes, Circulars, etc..
15 50 3 55
25 3 00 300 00
The balance remaining on hand is.
105 55 ALEXANDER TROY,
Treasurer. Audited and approved, this July 10th, 1895.
G. M. MARKS,
Sub. Com. of Ex. Com.
On motion, the Treasurer's report was received and ordered filed.
The report of the Executive Committee was then read by its Chairman, W. S. Thorington, Esq., and is as follows:
REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE
MONTGOMERY, ALA., July 10th, 1895. Mr. President :
The Executive Committee of the Alabama State Bar Association respectfully reports that outside of the usual routine duties of the Committee, no business has been transacted of sufficient importance to be specially reported to the Association. We have prepared, printed and distributed among the members a program suggesting the order of business for the present meeting, and from which it will be seen that upon our invitation certain members will read papers before the Association,
We also announce, with much pleasure, that in response to an invitation from this Committee, Hon. Samuel M. Meek, the distinguished lawyer and orator of Mississippi, has consented to deliver the annual address before the Association, and is now with us for that purpose.
We have appointed a sub-committee consisting of Geo. M. Mark:s and W. W. Pearson, Esqrs., to audit the books and accounts of the Treasurer, and they have reported that they found them correct.
It is our sad duty to report that since our last meeting the following named members have died, viz.: G. W. Hewitt, N. H. R. Dawson, John M. McKleroy, Henry Wilson and Theodore Welch.
We suggest the appointment of a committee to prepare suitable sketches commemorative of the lives and characters of these useful and distinguished brethren, to be published in the proceedings of this body.
W. S. THORINGTON, Chairman.
On motion of F. G. Bromberg, Esq., the report was received and ordered filed.
The President: The next business in order is the report of the Committee on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, by the Charman, D. P. Bester, Esq.
Mr. Alex. Troy: I am informed by Col. Bester that he can not attend the meeting to-day. The report has been prepared by a member of the committee, Mr. A. D. Sayre. Mr. A. D. Sayre then read the report.
( Appendix C.) Mr. E. P. Morrissett: Before action is taken on the subject just read, I would suggest that there are a number of gentlemen present who desire to become members of this Association, and to take part in its deliberations. I ask at this time to be permitted to propose their names for admittance as I am instructed by the Central Council to do: