The Michigan Association of Probate Jodges has taken the initial step in what will be a most benefioial improvenjent in the management of probate offices. At a meeting of the associatioa last Maroh .Tndges E. O. Durfee, of Detroit, Harry D. Jewell, of Grand Rapids, and J T. Hammond of Jaoksod, were appointed a oommittee to draft a oode of rales of pratice for the probate courts of the state. The committee niet in .Taokson Wednesday and Thursday of laat week and its report will be presented to the assooiatiou at its next meetug. When adopted it will be recomuiended to the state eupreme conrt whioh body by the constitntion is giveu the jurisdiotion to regolate the rules of praotioe of the lower oonrts. At present every probate jndge makes his own rules and an attorney ofteu finds himself at sea wben going to the probate coutt of any other couuty than bis own.