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The banquet was served in the ordinary of the Brown Palace hotel at 8:15 p. m. of Thursday. Mr. John H. Denison presided as toastmaster.
The menu card was in the following form:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That John Doe, who as well for himself as for every one else whose business it is not, doth prosecute, cometh before the said above named august and distinguished Association in annual session assembled, to hear and determine divers trespasses and grievous misconduct of its members, in his proper person, and giveth the said Association here to understand that for a long time, to-wit, so long that the memory of man runneth not to the contrary, he, the said John Doe, has made it his business to intermeddle with the affairs of divers other persons of no concern to him; that in the pursuit of said business, it has come to the knowledge of said informant that during the past year, to-wit: since the 7th day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, not regarding the rules of good sense, good health, good humor and good fellowship, the members of said, The Colorado Bar Assoolation, did by day and by night toil and labor as strenuously and assiduously as the demands of their client or clients, as the case may be, from time to time
and did continuously tax their ingenuity in devising the seductive jolly for application to their client or clients aforesaid; and did for compensation other than and beyond the customary honorarium, when obtainable by force of arms or otherwise, engage with one another in lowly wrangles beyond the knowledge of either disputant, and did by divers other reprehensible and insidious practices, waste the intellectual fecundity and wear the brain matter of the said, the flower of the Colorado bar, against the rules of good conduct in such case made and provided;
and disputes concerning matters equally
WHEREUPON, the said John Doe prayeth the advice of said Association in the premises, and also that said members may come here into this assemblage to answer concerning the premises.