Probate Judge Newkirk returned Friday from the meeting of the Probate judges of the state, enthusiastic over the benelits of the new association of probate judges of the state, which was formed there. He says he did not realize before he went there how much difïerence there was in the practice of the different probate courts of the state. Some of the methods in other courts he wil! probably introduce into his own court, of which due notice will be given. One of the most important steps taken was the appointment of a cmmittee on legislation. This committee, of which Judge Newkirk is chairman, will receive suggestions from all the probate judges of the state as to needed legislatioii. Before the convening of each session of the legislature these matters will be formulated into bilis. A meeting of the association will be then called to coitsider them. and when presented tliey will have the endorsement of the association. Another important committee was one to formúlate a code of rules for practice in probate courts, which will be presented totheSupreme Court for approval and adoption. This will make the practice in the various prooat courts more uniform, and also make it more formal and exact. Judge Newkirk feels that the money spent attending this meeting will be returned many times in the increased efficiency of the probate ollice.