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1902.

July 5-Henry McAllister, Jr., expended in connection with annual dinner ...

July 9-W. F. Robinson Printing Co., printing circulars, letters
and postals

July 11-W. H. Kistler Stationery Co., scrap book..
July 12-The Antlers-

Annual dinner

Rent of chairs..

Hotel bill of W. T. Jerome's party.

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$1,102.99

4.40

10.50 .85

226.75

4.00

15.60

July 12-Grace P. Lindsley, stenographic report of annual meeting

$

July 16-1,000 stamped envelopes..

Aug. 5-W. F. Robinson Printing Co.

Circular letters and letter heads..
Envelopes for reports....

Special copies of addresses.

Aug. 14-Postage stamps for report.

Aug. 14-Telephone

Sept. 29-F. D. Catlin, expenses in taking testimony in People vs.

Bardwell

Oct.

6-Grace McCartney, addressing reports. . Oct. 8-U. S. Express Co., delivering reports... Oct. 10-W. F. Robinson Printing Co.—

Printing 600 reports of annual meeting..
200 copies W. T. Jerome's address...
Receipt books

Oct. 10-Williamson-Haffner Engraving Co., engravings for an

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52.90

21.20

12.00

8.00

39.00

9.00

2.10

14.20

.75

13.89

289.00

8.00

3.25

36.50

1.50

.70

1903.

Jan. 5-Postage on probate bills...

Jan. 21-W. F. Robinson Printing Co., printing circular, etc..... Jan. 21-Smith-Brooks Printing Co., printing extra copies of probate bill

Feb. 10-Smith-Brooks Printing Co., printing explanatory of pro-
bate bill

Mar. 10-A. E. Meek Trunk & Bag Co., two storage trunks..
June 3-Lucius W. Hoyt, account of salary as Secretary and
Treasurer for the year 1902-3......
June 29-Lucius W. Hoyt, miscellaneous expenses for the year

1902-3

Balance of salary 1902-3...

Total disbursements

Balance on hand July 1, 1903..

3.60

7.00

15.00

16.50

10.00

150.00

8.10 50.00

$1,034.29

68.70

Thirty-seven members are now delinquent of last year's dues. Charles Hartzell, Henry V. Johnson and Charles J. Perkins were dropped by the Executive Committee for the non-payment of dues for the year 1901-2.

LUCIUS W. HOYT,

Treasurer.

REPORT

OF THE

COMMITTEE OF GRIEVANCE.

To the President and Members of the Colorado Bar Association:

Your Committee on Grievances begs to report that since the last annual meeting of the Association, it has held nine regular meetings. The following is a summary of the work done:

Cases investigated, 15; prosecutions refused, 9; prosecutions authorized, 6.

At the time of our last report ten proceedings for disbarment were pending in the Supreme Court. During the past year one case was begun; and of the defendants against whom proceedings were instituted one has died and one has been disbarred, leaving nine cases still pending. Two of the cases pending have been finally submitted. In two cases, in which the party disbarred made application to the Supreme Court for reinstatement as an attorner, the committee felt it necessary to oppose the same. other case in which the defendant had so adjusted the matter complained of as to induce the complainant to withdraw charges, the committee refused to agree to a dismissal.

It is with great satisfaction that we are able to report that the indictments found against certain persons for attempting to bribe the members of the petit jury in the case of People vs. Anderson, in the District Court of Arapahoe County, were sustained and substantial results secured. The history of these cases and the part taken by your committee was set forth in our last report. Since then the matters have been entirely in the hands of Messrs. Ralph Talbot and Robert J. Pitkin as the special prosecutors appointed

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by the District Court of Arapahoe County and afterwards by the District Court of Jefferson County. To these gentlemen who, without adequate compensation, persistingly and unrelentingly pursued the unpleasant work which they had undertaken, entire credit is due for the successful issue. Every device and pretense known to the law that could be pressed by skillful and indefatigable counsel to save the defendants from the legal consequences of their misdeeds, were utilized, but the tireless skill and acumen of Messrs. Talbot and Pitkin won success in every combat. When driven to the last extremity, the defendants in part plead guilty without qualification and in part plead guilty with such reserve as would avoid present punishment.

In view of the legal difficulties which would have attended securing a verdict had a trial occurred, the result was beyond what one conversant with those difficulties could have hoped for. Although some criticism has been made of the meagre punishment inflicted, it should be remembered that this was within the discretion of the Court, the exercise of which we have no reason to challenge, and was not a matter with which the attorneys mentioned had any concern.

If the committee and the members of the Association can, in the future, maintain as good a record as has been established in the cases referred to, we shall have every reason to feel that we are of benefit to the State.

Respectfully submitted,

PLATT ROGERS.
Chairman.

REPORT

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON LAW REFORM.

DENVER, Colo., June 30th, 1903. To the Colorado Bar Association:

The Committee on Law Reform for 1901-1902 made a report to this Association at our last annual meeting recommending that the committee appointed for the present year should confine its efforts to procuring, if possible, favorable action by the Fourteenth General Assembly upon the proposition to submit to the electors of the State amendments to Article VI of the Constitution of the State relating to the Supreme Court, in accordance with a bill for that purpose which had twice theretofore received the endorsement of this Association, and which had failed of passage at the session of the Thirteenth General Assembly. That report was adopted at our annual meeting in 1902, and the Committee on Law Reform was instructed, by a motion duly passed by the Association, to press the matter before the Legislature, and to secure action as nearly as possible in accordance with the provisions of the bill referred to.

In obedience to the instructions of the Association your committee has devoted practically its entire efforts this year to securing the passage of a bill by the Legislature for submitting to the electors of the State amendments to the Constitution of the State in reference to the Supreme Court, and we are pleased to be able to report that such a bill, in substantially the form approved by this Association, was passed by the Fourteenth General Assembly, received the approval of the Executive of the State and is to be submitted to the people for adoption or rejection at the general election to be held in the fall of 1904.

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