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Judge Cooley Resigns

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Judge T. M. Cooley has resigned the chairmanship tf the Inter-State Cornmerce Commission and with the chairmanship his place on the commission. His resignation was sent iu on Thursday oL last week but was not made public until Wednesday. The very ouei'ous duties of chairman of the commission, performed with the most paiustaking Ć¼delity by the able jurist told on his health to such an extent as to cause his resignation. It is to be hoped that the heavy burden of work being removed from his shoulders he may rapidly recupĆ©rate his strength. As the flrst chairman of the commission, Judge Cooley has lef t his impress upon the history of the country. Without precedents to gnide, he has been forced to decide the complex questions coming before the commission in accordance with sound reason and to make precedents, which, followed by succeeding commissioners, will work no injustice. In the hands of a man of lesser ability or a more moderate capacity for work, the new field opened by the creation of the commission would have been less thoroughly tilled and precedents probably established which would have made trouble in the future. The Judge has well earued the rest he is taking, and his fellow townsmen welcome him home. The papers of the state are fllled with expressions of regret that the country has lost the services of Judge Cooley. Iu the course of a long editorial, the Detroit Tribune says: As for Judge Cooley himself , he is intellectually the greatest man wliom Michigan has developed: and he has made a name for himself among the greatest men in our history, It is to be hoped that in the quiet and comfort of his home at Ann Arbor he may long live to enjoy the reputation and the honor to which he is so justly entitled. The Detroit Free Press says: In the resignation of Judge Thomas M. Cooley from the head of the Interstate Commerce Commission that body loses its best equipped member, and the country loses the services of one of the most "learned jurists that it has produced.