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Editorialana.                       563


families, through his mother being connected with Roger Williams and

related to the Reverend John Robinson, pastor and founder in 1606 of

the Pilgrim Church at Leyden, Holland. Mr. Bates is a graduate of the

University of Michigan, and is a practicing attorney in the city of his

birth, Detroit, and wields a potent influence in social, Masonic, educational,

and scientific circles of that beautiful, enterprising city. Mr. Bates is

an orator of unusual force and eloquence and is always listened to with

great pleasure and interest, especially by audiences of the Sons of the

American Revolution.




The Ohio State Bar Association held its 25th annual meeting at

Hotel Victory, Put-in-Bay, July 6-7-8, 1904. It was unusually well

attended, there being some four hundred lawyers of the State present

at the various sessions. Addresses were delivered by the Hon. Henry

J. Booth, annual address of the President; Judge William Z. Davis, of

the Ohio Supreme Court on "The Trial Judge"; Hon. S. S. Wheeler on

"State Taxation of Real and Personal Property"; Hon. Lebbeus R.

Wilfley, Attorney-General for the Philippine Islands, on "The New

Philippine Judiciary"; Mr. Emilius O. Randall, Reporter of the Ohio

Supreme Court, on "Legal Reporting and Indexing." Hon. Joseph Wilby

and Hon. David F. Pugh discussed the subject of "Municipal Ownership."




Through the courtesy of Hon. Robert W. Manly, the Society has re-

ceived as donations for permanent possession, from Mr. Charles G.

Comegys, Cincinnati, and Edward T. Cook, Chillicothe, both grand-

sons of Edward Tiffin, Ohio's first governor, an autograph commission

by Governor Tiffin issued the 10th day of December, 1806, and appoint-

ing one Mathew Nimmo, Esq., an agent to enforce certain laws enacted

for the peace to the commonwealth, etc. Also autograph letters from the

Governor to Mathew Nimmo concerning the performance of the duties

of his office, and an autograph letter of Secretary H. Dearborn of the

War Department to Governor Tiffin. These documents will be securely

placed in the archives of the Society as valuable historical acquisitions to

the Society's library.




In the January number of the Society's Quarterly there appeared

an article from the distinguished archaeologist, Warren K. Moorehead,

on the subject of commercial and scientific collecting; "a plea for art

for art's sake." The author vigorously deprecated the vandal system