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The Legal World A PERMANENT JOB A bookkeeper, Charles Goldberg, was recently freed from indictment for theft of $2,200 on con dition that he keep his position and repay the debt at the rate of $10 per month.— News item.

He has to pay ten dollars Each month of every year, And so, of course, it follers By reasoning most clear That to clean up the score, He must hold his position Some twenty years or more. If he'd pay compound int'rest 'Twould make a handsome sum And make his job eternal, — Charles G.'s a shark, by gum! SlRIUS SlNNICUS.

CHARLES GOLDBERG is a foxy man As all men will allow. He has a very simple plan Whereby, no matter how His enemies may try, — They can't divorce him from his job. This is the reason why, —

The Legal Monthly Analysis of Leading Legal Events There is still partisan agitation in Philadelphia over the recent enlargement of the Court of Common Pleas, the North American denouncing the scheme as "tainted by political intrigue" and as an attempt to restore the Penrose influ ence. The plan is evidently a sound one, however, which will relieve congestion in the inferior courts, and the appointees to the new judicial positions seem to be of respectable if not remarkable profes sional qualifications. The stirring up of so much controversy over the matter illustrates the difficulty of securing sympathetic public recognition of the needs of the courts, when any ques tion of additional judges or larger ex penditure on the courts presents itself. This unfortunate tendency is likewise apparent in the indifference of the Legis lature toward the Philadelphia Law Asso ciation's Municipal Court plan. Up to this writing, the Senate has also failed to take favorable action on Senate bills 137, 138 and 141, entitled respec tively "An act regulating trial by jury in civil cases in courts of record," "An act providing that no judgment be set aside or reversed or new trial granted unless the error complained of has



injuriously affected the substantial rights of the parties," and "An act to authorize the Supreme Court from time to time to adopt and promulgate general rules of practice." The Law Reform Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York is hopeful that any law re form desired by this body and the State Bar Association in active co-operation can ultimately be accomplished. In the report of the committee presented May 13, a large number of important bills enacted by the Legislature this year are described, including the law (ch. 713, L. of 1913) continuing the Board of Statutory Consolidation and directing them to prepare a practice act and sim plification of procedure, and that (ch. 471, L. of 1913) providing for a codifica tion of the practice and procedure of the Municipal Court of New York City. Yet of fifteen bills introduced to carry out recommendations approved by the Association only two became laws. Address by Judge Morrow on Professional Ethics Judge W. W. Morrow of San Fran cisco, of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit, addressed