Items of Interest

The members of the Supreme Court of the United States attended the dinner given on the 31st inst. to the retiring member of that court, Associate Justice Henry B. Brown, by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. The occasion was especially notable in that the guests were made up of representatives of the three branches of the Government—executive, legislative, and judicial. The President, Vice President, three members of the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, the Speaker of the House, and the more eminent lawyers of the Senate and House made an impressive array of legal ability and political power. Recalling the pleasure which he had in a record of thirty years upon the bench, the retiring justice said with great reverence: "I have noticed that if you examine the opinions of any one judge upon any particular subject you will find a particular through underlying them all. I have left the bench with a profound reverence for the Constitution of the United States as the greatest constructive legislation ever accomplished."

At the Lake Mohonk Peace Convention the following resolution and comment was presented by the Massachusetts Board of Trade:—

Resolved, That in the judgment of the Massachusetts State Board of Trade the time has come when by treaty neutral zones should be established from the ports of North America to the ports of Great Britain and Ireland, and the continent of Europe, within which zones, steamships and sailing vessels in the conduct of lawful commerce shall be free to pass without interruption.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

"One thing thou lackest."
June 9, 1906

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.