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AT THIS DAY this matter coming on for hearing before the said Association upon the information of John Doe and upon consideration thereof, the said Association being now sufficiently advised in the premises,

IT IS COMMANDED to the members of The Colorado Bar Association that all other things omitted and all excuses laid aside, they be and appear in their proper persons at the Third Annual Assemblage of our said Association, to be holden at the Ordinary of the inn vulgarly known as the Brown Palace Hotel, in the City of Denver, Colorado, at an hour lacking fifteen minutes before the curfew rings on the twenty-eighth day of June Anno Domini One Thousand Nine Hundred, to answer of and concerning the matters and things in said information charged, and further to do and receive what our said Association shall consider in this behalf.

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WHEREAS, heretofore, one John Doe, came before the said, The Colorado Bar Association, and complained touching the conduct of the members of said Association, and the said Association having investigated the said complaint and being now well and sufficiently advised in the premises, doth find that the said complaint was found ed in fact, and that the charges of said John Doe are true.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that said members be disciplined

and punished in the following manner, that is to say:

FIRST That they be compelled, all things omitted and

all excuses laid aside, to partake of the following:

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That, by way of further and greater punishment,


they be compelled, all things omitted and all excuses laid aside,

to remain and listen to the following:

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At the close of the banquet President Caldwell Yeaman rose and said:

At the former banquets and former meetings of this Association we have had as a guest one who honored the Association and one whom the Association delighted to honor. I refer to Judge Philips. It was our hope and our expectation that he might be here this evening and it was his intention to be pres ent. But this afternoon I received from him this telegram, from a gentleman whom we all love, a most lovable, judicial gentle


"Deeply regret inability to attend banquet. Am under gov ernment by injunction not to speak, eat, drink or smoke this summer. Your banquet is extra hazardous and would increase the risk. John F. Philips."

It occurs to me, gentlemen, that before we proceed with the exercises of this evening, which have been suggested as a peculiar and cruel and perhaps inhuman and unusual punishment for

the members of this Association, that we ought to drink to Judge Philips, whom we all esteem so highly. (Applause.)

At the first meeting of our Association the toastmaster was a very distinguished gentleman of this state; many of you, perhaps, have not heard of him; few have. His name is RogersJudge Rogers (laughter); Platt Rogers they call him for short. He was an elegant toastmaster, and if it hadn't been for certain circumstances over which he had no control (laughter) his remarks perhaps would have gone down to posterity as the most brilliant and accomplished ever presented to an audience of this character. On a second occasion we had a gentleman as toastmaster who has brilliant but superficial accomplishments (laughter), who demonstrated the fact that he is absolutely dis qualified to hold the position which it is rumored he now seeks in this county. (Laughter.) So thoroughly entertaining, so distinguished, so happy have been the past toastmasters of this Association, that in conference with our friend, Mr. Denison, he has told me he thinks the Association should be brought to a dignified basis, and that in order to do that he proposes to-night to be just as dull and stupid as possible. In order that he may demonstrate to you how dull and stupid he may be I now introduce to you Mr. Denison, the toastmaster of the occasion. (Laughter and great applause.)

Toastmaster John H. Denison:

Gentlemen of the Colorado Bar Association:

Seriously for

a minute (cries of "only for a minute"), and I know that this Association can be serious for not more than a minute, we lawyers who give our attention solely (note the word "solely") to government and to the relations of government to the people at least ought to regard the political entity which we call our country with a deeper regard and a greater love, at least a more intelligent regard, than the average man. And it is always fitting and especially fitting for an association of a semi-public nature like this, made up of those such as I have said, that we should in the conventional manner recognize our country and our country's chief magistrate. I ask you to drink the "foaming grape of eastern France" to the president of the United States; may he have wisdom to see the right and courage to do it. (Applause.) I suppose, gentlemen of the Association, that we drink that toast as Sir Walter Scott said the Scotchmen fought, with different motives. Some of us drink with the expectation that the hope will be fulfilled, and others (those gentlemen immedi

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