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A Deserved Tribute

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The Review of Reviews for October Bays: . "The resignation oí the Hou. Thomas M. Cooley from the Inter-State Raüway Commission, the chairnianship oï which he has held from the establishment of that body, will be widely regretted. Judge Cooley has held a unique position, not ouly by virtue of his peculiar ofíicial authority, but also in the estirnation of the people. The Inter-State Corninission was created as a compromiso between the great corporate transportation interests of the country and the powerful hostility oí those interests that had been gaining ground for two decades. Both sides had almost imbounded confidence in the wisdom, tnowlpclg-e and absolute integrity of udge Thomas M. Cooley, of Michigan, and his appointment to 'the hfeadship of the commission ■as entirely satisactory- The post has been ono of mmense labor, and of difficulties that night woll have appalled the most redoubtablo administrator who ever held an office. It is not easy to sum up the work of the commission thus f ar. But it is not too mueh to say ■fliat since its existence began there has grown steadily the moderato view that publicity of ratea and of statirffclcs. abandonment of arbitrary eriminations. whether between persons or placos. and a reasonable Vmt constant supervisión and regulatlon lader the lawsj oí Congress and the States, is better ior the public than ny attempt at complete public ovnership and oppration, and better for :he railway companies than, unrestricted license and competition. Judge. Cooley, more than any other man. perhaps, is to be credited with the jrrowth of this moderate sentiment."