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For the simplification of pleading and practise and the correction of any unnecessary delay or unreasonable cost resulting from practises under the rules as they now exist, the Supreme Court of the United States will revise the equity rules of the minor federal courts during the next term, which begins in October. The work of revision is in the hands of a committee of Supreme Court justices, composed of Chief Justice Edward D. White and Associate Justices Horace J. Lurton and Willis Van Devanter. The movement for the revision of the equity rules of practise was started by the American Bar Association, a special committee of which had the subject under consideration for several years. Definite steps looking to revision were taken by the Supreme Court, however, in June, 1911, when the committee named above sent out a circular letter inviting recommendations and requesting the cooperation of the circuit court of appeal.

Increased freight rates proposed by transcontinental railroads for transportation of commodities from eastern points to Pacific coast terminals were suspended recently by the Interstate Commerce Commission from Sept. 2 until Dec. 31, pending an investigation. The tariffs suspended proposed general increases on practically all commodity freight from Atlantic seaboard and middle western points of origin to destinations on the Pacific coast, ranging from five to fifty per cent.

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