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followed the financial panic of 1873 he was counsel for important business houses crippled or damaged by the crash. Even after his work was more specialized he gave his efforts, as time permitted, to cases of this character. The controversies that grew out of the Grant & Ward failure in 1884 were largely guided by his advice. It was at this time that occurred a notable interview in which General Grant, though advised by Mr. Stillman that he could not be held individually liable for the debts caused by Ward's transactions, replied that his name was connected with the firm, that the public relied upon it, and that the creditors should have everything he possessed in the world.

For nearly twenty years Mr. Stillman gave special attention to admiralty law and practice. Throughout the seventies and the early eighties he advanced gradually to a leadership at the admiralty Bar.

In the later years of his active professional life, Mr. Stillman withdrew in a measure from admiralty practice as his ambition attracted him to the larger field of corporation law.

As intimate adviser of the Central Trust Co., for which his firm was counsel, and as counsel for numerous individuals and corporations in control of large business interests, he took a leading part in many important litigations and negotiations.

So much of his work was of an advisory and executive character that his name appears less frequently in the reports of cases than the names of many who acted under his guidance.

Although an eloquent and persuasive speaker, his prominence in the directions outlined above was greater than in the work of the advocate.

Mr. Stillman's large experience and high repute in corporate litigation and law inclined him naturally towards corporate management which he undertook in 1888 in connection with the interests of the Mark Hopkins Estate. This estate represented substantially one-fourth ownership of the Southern Pacific Company and of numerous railroads and business ventures controlled by that company or allied in interest with it. Its management involved much labor and responsibility. This occupied Mr. Stillman during ten years ending in 1898, and gradually engrossed

his time to such an extent that he withdrew from the active practice of the law.

Mr. Stillman married January 10, 1865, and passed the greater part of an exceptionally happy family life in the City of Brooklyn. There he became, in 1883, a member of the Church of the Pilgrims. He was a trustee of that church from 1883 to 1904 and was president of the board of trustees for four terms. He was a director of the Long Island Historical Society from 1884 until the time of his death and chairman of its executive committee for several years. Mr. Stillman was also an interested and useful worker with the Young Men's Christian Association and gave effective help to its Naval Branch.

His wife, who was Miss Charlotte Elizabeth Greenman, of Mystic, Connecticut, died February 20, 1901. Four daughters survive them.

Mr. Stillman's death occurred September 4, 1906, at Lisieux, France, as a result of an automobile accident near that place on July 18.



Fabius Haywood Busbee was born in the City of Raleigh, March 4, 1848, and died at Seattle, Washington, while attending the meeting of the American Bar Association, August 28, 1908.

He was by inheritance a man of talent and a lawyer. His maternal grandfather, James F. Taylor, was attorney-general of the State of North Carolina; his father, Perrin Busbee, was one of the leaders of the Bar of the state, and reporter for the Supreme Court, when he died before he had passed middle age. His mother was Anne Taylor Busbee.

Mr. Busbee was prepared for college by J. M. Lovejoy, long the principal of the Raleigh Male Academy. He matriculated at the university during the war between the states, and nearing the age of seventeen, in the winter of 1864-1865, he left college to become a Confederate soldier. He was made a lieutenant of the Junior

Reserves. As a soldier and officer he so conducted himself as to merit and receive the approbation of both his fellow officers and the soldiers under his command. The war having ended, he returned to the university, where he again became a leading scholar, and was graduated at the head of his class in 1868, as its valedictorian. During his senior year he read law under Honorable William H. Battle, of the Supreme Court, and he obtained his license to practice the following winter. He was assistant solicitor of the Raleigh district and aided in the prosecution of the many offences with which the state dockets were filled. He formed an association with his brother, Charles M. Busbee, and they later associated with them Honorable Edwin G. Reade, former justice of the Supreme Court. For many years, as counsel for the Southern Railway Company, he was engaged in important litigation in the courts, state and federal, in his state, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals, at Richmond, and in the Supreme Court of the United States. In all these courts, his faithfulness to his clients and his industry and ability were conspicuous. These qualities, however, were no more conspicuous than his sincerity, candor and fairness in his statement of evidence and facts and argument of legal questions involved. In 1876 he was selected as presidential elector for the Raleigh district and in 1884 was elector for the state at large. He was appointed United States district attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina during President Cleveland's first administration. In that office he sustained his growing reputation as a lawyer, while he ever tempered justice with mercy in his prosecutions.

While the exactions of a large and extended practice kept Mr. Busbee constantly engaged, he found time during his early practice to prepare and publish a digest of the criminal law of the state, which was so valuable to the profession that it went to a second edition; and he made able addresses on legal and other questions before scholastic and popular assemblies in North Carolina and other states. He wrote, as he thought, with a wonderful rapidity. The public prints have contained many articles of his of decided value, thrown off in brief intervals from his business. He had wide sympathy and was ever patriotic. The Masonic

fraternity, of which he was a zealous member, elevated him to the office of grand master, and he was always one of the brightest lights of the order. For about a quarter of a century he was a trustee of the University, and during much of this time until his death a member of the executive committee. His fellow members and the president of the University know full well how faithful and efficient he was in these relations. He was also a member of the Confederate Veterans and director of the Soldiers' Home, established by the state. He was ever interested in the ethics of his profession and was an active member of the Bar Association of the state, and of the American Bar Association, whose meetings he regularly attended.

He married in early life Miss Annie McKesson, of Morganton, who died young, having been the mother of two daughters; and some years later he married Miss Sallie Smith, who is the mother of three children, who with all of his children still survive him. His life as husband and father was most tender, gentle and kind; while the devotion given to him in return was ever a solace in his arduous labors, as well as in the quiet of his happy home.



Franklin J. Dickman was born at Petersburg, Virginia, August 28, 1828. He died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio, February 11, 1908. He was educated at Brown University, being graduated from that institution in 1846, and was salutatorian of his class. He studied law at Providence, Rhode Island, and after he was admitted to the Bar, opened an office in that city. In 1858 he removed to Cleveland, and opened an office in that city, where for fifty years he was a familiar figure at the Bar, on the Bench and in the social and political life of the city and state. He was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives as a war Democrat in 1861. In 1867 he was made United States district attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and served in that capacity until 1869. In 1883 he became a member of the Supreme Court

Commission, and served until the expiration of the period fixed by law in its creation. In 1885 he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and in 1887 was elected to fill the unexpired term occasioned by the death of Judge Johnson, and in 1889 elected for the full term of five years. After retiring from the Bench in 1895 he spent the remainder of his years in private life. His written opinions are to be found in the Ohio State Reports from volumes 40 to 52, and they clearly show the classical finish of his training, his sound logic and profound learning. Throughout the period of his mature and active life he was a frequent contributor to magazine literature, and often delivered addresses upon public occasions, and such productions of pen and tongue attested his learning, research and eloquence.



Joseph Casper Bucher was born in Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland, on January 28, 1834, the son of Rev. John Casper Bucher, D. D., an eminent divine of the Reformed Church, and died in Lewisburgh, Union County, Pennsylvania, on October 17, 1908.

He was graduated with honors at Franklin and Marshall College in 1855, delivering the valedictory addresses of his class. After teaching in an academy in Maryland he began the study of the law in the office of Isaac Slenker, an eminent lawyer, in New Berlin, Union County, Pennsylvania, was admitted to the Bar in 1858, and began practice with his preceptor. In 1859 he was elected district attorney on the Democratic ticket by a handsome majority, though the county was largely Republican. In 1861 he married Mary Ellen, daughter of John Walls. Mr. Slenker having been elected to the office of auditor-general of Pennsylvania in 1862, their partnership was dissolved and Mr. Bucher removed to Lewisburgh, which was thenceforth his home.

At the Bar he soon took a prominent position, and was very successful as an advocate. He was easy of access, with a manner

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