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        Case and Comment

                                   NOTES OF

               RECENT IMPORTANT, INTERESTING DECISIONS
   INDEX TO ANNOTATION OF THE LAWYERS' REPORTS, ANNOTATED

                    LEGAL NEWS NOTES AND FACET12E


VOL. 6                              JUNE, 1899.                              No. 1


        CASE AND COMMENT
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William R. Day.


took a commanding position in the law prac-
tice of the state. He was elected to the com-
mon pleas bench in 1886, but after a brief
service he resigned, presumably because the
salary of $2,500 per year was insufficient to
justify the surrender of his professional in-
come. President Harrison appointed him
judge of the United States court of the north-
ern district of Ohio in 1889, but a threatened
failure of health compelled him to resign be-
fore he qualified. He has now been appointed
circuit judge of the sixth circuit.
  Judge Day is of slender build, but has
demonstrated his ability to endure the strain


   The masterful way in which representative of long-continued mental exertion which might
 American lawyers have shown their capacity be disastrous to many who appear to be of
 for the largest national and international affairs greater physical strength.
 when called from their professional life into  Judge Day's wife, Mary Schaefer Day,whose
 the public service has one ot its most striking father was a practising lawyer in Canton, is a
 illustrations in the career of William R. Day. highly accomplished woman. Theyhave four
 It is one of the many demonstrations that no sons, the oldest of whom is now a student at
 public position is too hightor a lawyer of sym- Ann Arbor. His brother, David B. Day, with
 metrical, keen, and trained intellect, sound Austin Lynch, a younger brother of his first
 judgment, and high character,             law partner, made up the firm of Day, Lynch,
 Judge Day has been a prominent figure in & Day at the time of Judge Day's appointment
 eastern Ohio for many years, and has been to the bench.
 known throughout the state as a lawyer of   The extraordinary career of Judge Day
 pronounced ability. He was born in 1849 at under President McKinley's administration,
 Ravenna, in Portage county, on what is known first as Assistant Secretary of State, and then
 as the Western Reserve, settled by people from  as Secretary of State, and finally as chairman
 Connecticut and other New England states and of the commission which negotiated the treaty
 New York. But when he went from Ravenna of peace with Spain, has given him an endur-
 to Canton in Stark county, to settle for the ing place among American statesmen. His
 practice of the law, although he went but one whole career gives assurance of exceptionally
 codnty south, he changed from a Yankee com- valuable services on the bench.
 munity into one that had been settled in large
 part by immigration from Pennsylvania Ger-     Seating Members in Congress.,
 man localities. He was graduated from the
 collegiate department of the University of  The dramatic features of the long deadlock
 Michigan, and also from its law department in the attempt to elect a senator from Pennsyl-
in 1872. Shortly after this he was admitted vania resulting in the governor's appointment
to the bar and became the law partner of Will- of Senator Quay to be his own successor gives
iam A. Lynch, in Canton. The firm rapidly peculiar interest to the question whether he

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