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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1916.
Present: The Chief Justice, Mr. Justice McKenna, Mr. Justice Holmes, Mr. Justice Day, Mr. "Justice Van Devanter, Mr. Justice Pitney, Mr. Justice McReynolds, Mr. Justice Brandeis, and Mr. Jus tice Clarke.
The Chief Justice announced the following order of the court:
It is ordered that the letter of resignation of the reporter of this court, Charles Henry Butler, Esq., and the response of the court thereto be entered upon the minutes of the court as follows, to'wit:
WASHINGTON, D. C., October 5, 1916. To the CHIEF JUSTICE AND ASSOCIATED JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME
COURT OF THE UNITED STATES:
I hereby tender my resignation as reporter of this court, to take effect on the appointment of my successor.
I cannot do this without thanking you for the kindness and consideration which I have received from all the members of the court during the 14 terms I have had the honor of reporting their decisions. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Chas. H. BUTLER. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
October 9, 1916. DEAR SIR: In informing you of the acceptance of your resignation, we desire to convey our abiding sense of the courtesy and consideration which you have so uniformly manifested during the many years in which you have been reporter, and our appreciation of the zealous purpose to discharge fully your duty which has controlled you during that long period.
We can not refrain from hoping that the enlarged field of professional endeavor, the desire to enter 'upon which has caused you to sever your official relations with the court, may prove as fruitful in good results as you expect it to be, and that you may enjoy a long, happy, and useful life. Very truly, yours,
EDWARD D. WHITE.
John H. CLARKE.
And it is further ordered that Mr. Ernest Knaebel, of Colorado, be, and he is hereby, appointed reporter of this court in the place of Charles Henry Butler, Esq., resigned, and is charged with the duty of reporting the decisions of the present term from its commencement.
DURING THE TIME OF THESE REPORTS."
EDWARD DOUGLASS WHITE, CHIEF JUSTICE.
THOMAS WATT GREGORY, ATTORNEY GENERAL.
1 For allotment of THE CHIEF JUSTICE and Associate Justices among the several circuits see next page.
2 MR. JUSTICE Day was absent from the bench on account of illness from January 3, 1916, until after the publication of this volume.
• MR. JUSTICE HUGHES resigned June 10, 1916. July 14, 1916, President Wilson nominated John H. Clarke of Ohio to succeed MR. JUSTICE HUGHES; he was confirmed by the Senate, July 24, 1916; his commission was dated July 24, 1916; the oath of office was administered by the Chief Justice at Washington, D. C., August 1, 1916; he did not take his seat upon the Bench until after the publication of this volume.
* MR. JUSTICE LAMAR on account of illness did not take his seat upon the bench during October Term 1915. He died at his residence at Washington on January 2, 1916. See page iii, 239 U.S. For proceedings on the death of MR. JUSTICE LAMAR see p. V., post.
• On January 28, 1916, President Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis of Massachusetts to succeed MR. JUSTICE Lamar deceased: he was confirmed by the Senate on June 1, 1916; his commission was dated June 1, 1916, and he took his seat upon the bench June 5, 1916.