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PRESIDENT TAFT REFUTES
CONTROLLER BAY CHARGES
Message to the Senate Fully Explains the Trans
action and Denounces the Attack on Chief
Executive and His Brother as Wilful
and Malicious Falsehood.
Washington. President Tnft sent
to tho senate Wednesday a messnge
that recalled somo of those received
from his predecessor. It was In re
ply to ft resolution of tho senate re
questing the president to transmit to
the aenute all tho documents relating
to the elimination from the Chugach
national forest, in Alaska, of land
fronting upon Controller bay. Mr.
Tnft seizes the occasion occasion to
make a vigorous defense of his own
honor and that of his brother, Charles
P. Taft, against the attacks made In
relation to this Controller bay "scan
dal." The president sent In all the docu
ments asked for, and more, and
quotes the executive order in ques
tion, by which 12,800 acres were
nllmlnntcd from the nntlonal forest.
His message describes the import
ance of Controller bay as ;i railway
terminal and relates the operations of
the Copper River railroad, owned by
tho Morgan-Guggeuhelm interests,
whose terminal is at Cordovn.
Ryan's Application Investigated.
In December, 1909, Richard S.
Ryan applied for the Controller bay
elimination, afterward granted, stat
ing that ho represented the Controller
Railroad and Navigation company.
Mr. Talt tells how this application was
referred to the district foresters at
Portland, Ore., and in Alaska and
was approved by Chief Forester
Graves: how tho navy department
ctntcd it- did not desire -to use Con
troller bay as n reservation; how the
matter was considered fully by tho
forestry bureau, the secretnry of ag
riculture, the secretary of the Inter
ior, the general land office and the
cabinet. As a result, after an Inter
view between tho president nnd Mr.
Ryan, an order was drafted eliminat
ing 320 acres.
Meanwhile. Mr. Ryan had satisfied
tho president and other officials that
be and his associates had no connect
tlon with the Morgan-Guggenheim in
terests and were engaged in an In
dependent enterprise in good faith to
build nn independent railroad. Tho
question, again cumo before the cab
inet, and tho president, with the ap
proval of the secretaries of tho In
terior and agriculture, changed the
order eo that It eliminated 12,800
acres, with sufficient room for a
railroad town. The message says:
"I was willing to do this because I
found tho restrictions in the law suf
ficient ,to prevent the possibility of
any monopoly of either the uplands
or the harbor or channel by the Con
troller Railroad and Navigation com
pany or any other person or con
cern." Theso restrictions the presi
dent sets forth at length, and shows
that tho Ryan company has not the
slightest opportunity for exclusive
appropriation of the harbor facilities
unless congress shall by futuro act
deliberately and voluntarily confer It,
The "Dick to Dick" Letter.
Coming to the personal side of the
matter, Mr. Taft says:
"Ucfore closing, I desire to allude to
a circumstance which the terms of
this resolution make apt and relevant.
It Is a widely published statement at-
Cover for Bathtub. '
Many housekeepers spend a lot of
time cleaning their bathtubs. Here la
way to make the work lest strenu
ous: Cut a piece of unbleached mut
lln the tlte of the tub and round off
the edges to fit it, a bias facing Is then
stitched round tho cover, and through
this a piece of tape Is run. When the
tub Is not In use the cover is put on
and tape drawn tightly under the
edge. It Is easy enough to wash, and
spares on incredible lot of wear and
tear on bathtub.
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trlbutcd to a newspaper correspondent
that in an examination of the flics or
the Interior deportment a few weeks
ago a postscript was found attached
to a letter of July 13, 1910, addressed
by Mr. Richard S. Ryan to Secretary
Ralllnger and In- the present record
urging tho elimination of land
enough for terminals for the Control
ler Railway & Navigation company.
The postscript was snld to read as fol
lows: "Dear Dick: 1 want to kco tho presi
dent tho other day. He anked me
who it was I represented. I told him
according to our agreement, that I
represented myself. Hut that didn't
seem to satisfy him. So I sent lor
Charlie Tnft and asked him to tell
his brother, the president, who It wns
I really represented. Tho president
mado no further objection to my
claim. Yours, DICK."
Uses Strong Language.
"Tho positecrlpt Is not now on the
files of the department. If It were,
It would be my duty to transmit it
under this resolution. Who In really
responsible for Its wicked fabrication
If it ever oNiGtcd, or for the viciously
fnlticjitatcmunt made jib to Its authen
ticity, Is Inirtiatcrinl for tho purposes
of this communication. The purport
of tho alleged postscript Is, and the In
tention of tho fabricator was, to make
Mr. Richard S. Ryan testify through
its words to tho public that although
I was at first opposed In the public in
terest to granting the elimination
which ho requested, nevertheless
through the undue influenco of my
brother, Mr. Charles P. Taft, and the
disclosure of the real persons In in
terest, I was induced Improperly and
for tho promotion of their prlvato
gain, to make the order.
"Tho .statement In so far ob my broth
er is concerned and that Is the chief
feature of the postscript Is utterly
unfounded. He never wrote to me or
spoke to mo In reference to Richard
S. Ryan or on the nubject of Controller
Ray or the grunting of any privileges
or tho making of any orders in respect
to Alaska. He has no interest In
Alaska, never had, and knows nothing
of tho circumstances connected with
this transaction. Ho doen not remem
ber that he ever met Richard S. Ryan.
He never heard of the Controller Ray
railroad until my cablegram of Inquiry
reached him, which, with his answer,
la In the record.
"Mr. Rallinger says in a telegram in
tnswer to my inquiry, both of which
are in tho record that he never re
ceived sSich a postscript and that he
was in Seattle on the dale of July 13,
when It was said to have been written.
"Mr. Richard S. Ryan In a letter
which he has sont me without
solicitation, nnd which is In the
record, says that be never met my
brother, Mr. Charles P. Taft, and
that so far as he knows, Mr. Charles
P. Taft never had the slightest Inter
est In Controller Bay, In the Controll
er Railway and Navigation company,
or In any Alaskan company, nnd he
utterly denlos writing or signing the
alleged postscript. Tho utter Improb
ability of his writing such a postscript
to Mr. Rallinger at Washington, when
Soldier's Brave Deed.
Asked what was tbt bravest deed lie
bad ever seen, Lord Roberts said be
omembered that while be was on bis
vuy to Lucknow his force was s iod
oy a walled tnclosure. A little soldier,
a Punjabi Mohammedan, seeing the
difficulty, endeavored to open tho door
which burred tbelr way. When he tried
urst to draw the bolt one ol bis bands
was cut off by one of the enemy; tben
tie managed to unfasten the bolt with
nls other band, wblcb was subsequent
ly nearly severed from tbewrltt.
the latter was away for his vocation
for two months, must Impress every
one. Places the Blame.
"Tho person upon whoso statement
the existence of what has been proper
ly characterized as an nmnxlng post
script Is based, Is a writer for newspa
pers and magazines, who vas given
permission by Secretary Fisher, after
consulting with me, to examine all the
files In respect to the Controller Bay
matter and this under the supervision
of Mr. Brown, then private secretary
of the secretary of tho Interior.
After the examination, at which It
is alleged this postscript wan re
ceived from the hand of Mr. Rrown,
tho correspondent prepared an elab
orate article on the subject of
this order and Controller Hoy,
which was submitted to Mr. Fisher,
and which was discussed with Mr.
Fisher at length, but never In the con
versation between them or In the arti
cle submitted did the correspondent
mention tho existence of the post
script. Mr. Rrown states that there
was no such 'postscript in tl(e papers
when ho Bhowed them to the corre
spondent and that ho never saw such
a postscript. Similar evidence !
given by Mr. Carr and other custodians
of the records in the Interior depart
ment. "Stronger evidence of the falsity and
maliciously slanderous character of tho
alleged postscript could not be hnd.
Its only significance Is the light it
throws on the bitterness and venom of
some of those who take active part In
every discussion of Alaskan Issued.
"1 am In full sympathy with the cou
cern of reasonnblo and patriotic men
that tho valuable resources of Alaska
should not bo turned over to bo ex
ploited for the profit of greedy, absorb
ing and monopolistic corporations or
syndicates. Whatever tho attcmptB
which have been made, no one, as a
matter iof fact, has secured In Alaska
any undue privilege or franchise not
completely undor tho control of con
gress. I nm In full agroement with the
view that every care, both In admin
istration and In legislation, must bo
observed to prevent tho corrupt or un-
fair acquisition of undue privilege,
franchise, or right from tho govern
ment lu that district. Rut everyone
must know that tho resources of
Alaska con never- become available
either to tho people of Alaska or to the
public of the United States unless rea
sonable opportunity Is granted to those
who would Invest their money to se
cure a return proportionate to the risk
run In the Investment and reasonable
under all circumstances.
"On the other hand, tho acrimony of
spirit nnd tbo Intense malice that have
been engendered In respect of tbo ad
ministration of the government In
Alaska and In the consideration of
measures proposed for her relief and
the wanton recklessness and eagerness
with which attempts have been made
to besmirch the characters of high of
ficials having to do with the Alaskan
government, and even of persons not
in public life, presont a condition that
calls for condemnation and requires
that the public be warned of the de
moralization tbat has been produced
by the hysterical suspicions of good
people and the unscrupulous and cor
rupt misrepresentations of the wicked.
The helpless state to which the credul
ity of some and the malevolent scan
dalmongorlng of others have brought
the people of Alaska In their struggle
for Its development ought to give the
public pause, for until a juster and fair
er view be taken, Investment In
Alaska, which Is necessary to Its de
velopment, will be Impossible, and hon
est administrators and legislators will
be embarrassed In the advocacy and
putting Into operation of those policies
In regard to the territory which .are
necessary to Us progress and pros
perity. WILLIAM H. TAFT.
"The White House, July 26, 111."
Sampson at Gaza.
A familiar story la tbat of Sasapsou
pulling down ths pillars of the temple
of Gara, whereby the roof fell upon
tbe Philistines. How Samsoa was
able to do this Is bow known. Excava
tions on tbe site of Qaia show tbat the
pillars of the temple were of wood,
and rested upon foundations of stone
without being fastened thereto. Tbe
strong man bad, therefore, merely to
push tbese pillars off tbelr supporting
stones, wben down would com the
1-ont of Us whole building.
Poet Declines to r t With
Supposed to Be on Hit Deathbed,
Joaquin Miller Soys He Will
Live to Finish Life Rec-
Snn Kronclsco. Joaquin Miller, Ihs
poet of tho Sierras, sits once more on
tbe doorstep of his cabin on The
Hlghts, his wild, mountain estate
across tho bay from which ho over
looks Snn Francisco nnd tho Qoldon
Onto, and to namo which he coined
a new-spelled word. To see nnd tnlk
with him today makes the statement
that lie is n septuagenarian and was
pronounced but recently nflllcted with
an incurable Illness seem Impossible.
For Joaquin Miller today Is every
whit as much "the grand old mnn of
tho mountains" ns ho was twenty
yenrs ngo, when ho earned the ap
pellation from Queen Victoria on his
one and only visit to England.
"Why 1 Decided Not to Die" might
well be tho tltlo of an additional vol
ume to tho Fet of tho six which the
poot lias been spending the last three
ycarB In preparing. For his own tale
of his fight with death, nB ho told it
to n reporter recently, Is altogether
as romuntlc and ns vlrllo In Its
significance as nnythlug this clvlllza-tlon-hntlng
writer ever penned.
"Tho Hlghts" Is nbout as accessi
ble as Mount McKlnloy. Its ascent
Involves tolling up. nn almost precipe
otis trail which winds about tho moun
tain for a full three miles from the
end of the car lino below. Joaquin
(no one who ever met him could call
hm Mr. Miller) has no lovo for vis
itors, particularly eastern tourists
who consider "Tho Hlghts" In the
tsaine class ns Golden Gate Park nnd
Chinatown, nnd who Invariably at
tempt to make tho trip. At numerous
points nlong tho trail aro rudely lob
tercd signs stuck up on trees, In
forming climbers that tho path grows
steeper and tho view less Interesting
with every foot of ascent.
To friends tho aged poet Is a host
of hosts. From the moment he
catches sight of a friend from his
teat in the never-shut doorwny of bis
"bedroom" cabin, where he spends a
greater part of each day until he
finally permits such a visitor to leave
his hospitality Is comparable only to
that kind which long since vanished
even In this land of thq iar-fnmcd
Spanish hospitality. Joaquin's "bed
room" cabin, llko the other six little
shacks scattered at Irregular inter
vals over nn ncre or two of the toj
of the mountain, serves only n's one
room. Similarly tho "parlor," th
dining-room and the kitchen are eact
Individual cnbins. Ono walks nlmosi
a mile when Joaquin shows oni
through his- "seven-room house."
Joaquin Miller at seventy years oi
ngo and scarcely clear of tho shadov
of death Is possessed of a sense o:
,humor as original as those othei
characteristics -hlcu have won foi
him n reputation ns being unique In
this day of ready-made Individualities.
In keeping with his life-long habit of
scorning, the customnry Is his build
ing with his own hands the great
crematory, n pile of stones thirty
feet high on tho highest point of
his mountain, on which bis body is
some day to be placed and the ashes
to be scattered to "tho four winds."
STUDENT HAS WON FORTUNE
Practiced 21 Professions During the
Past Seven Years Now He Is
Minneapolis, Minn. After seven
eventful years, In which be not only
regained a fortune of 150,000 lost In
unwise business ventures and also
added, to It 1200.000, which be now
expects to spend In touring Etyope,
Hardy Sundberg, who left Minneapolis
wltb bis patrimony In bis pocket to
seek bis fortune, bas returned. He
found the fortuno be went to seek
only after practicing 21 distinct pro
fessions. Seven years ago Sundberg was a
student In a Minneapolis theological
Institution. He came directly to Min
neapolis from tbe University of Stock
holm to fit himself for tbe ministry.
At different times, according to Mr.
Sundberg, bo bas been real estate
broker, lumberman, farmer, sttcet car
motorman, salesman, machinist, mer
chant, preacher, englneor, veterinarian',
watchmaker, carpenter, surveyor, Jour
nalist, cook, busholman, painter,
schoolteacher, doctor, occulist and
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Sfl and women who have quit teeklng for aHJBsUH&ra. II
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(jjWsayilr iWhen I am freshly dressed U(J
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Now Minister Now Just ono thing
more before I accept this charge. Have
vou got a "supply?"
Deacon Well, yes, though wo nevor
said anything to tho last preacher
about It. I'll show you whero It is,
and got you n key, but I tell you you'll
liavo to bo just ns careful about
using it as tho rest of us! Puck.
CURE THAT SORE THROAT
Soro th'ront Is Inflammation of tho
mucoua membrano of tho throat, and
If this membruno hnppcns o bo nt nil
i-ensltlvo n predisposition to soro
throat will oxlst.
Paxtlno Toilet Antlaoptlo Ib both a
preventative and a euro for soro
throat because It. possesses extraor
dinary clennslng, healing and germi
cidal qualities. Just a llttlo In a glass
of water, used as a gargle, will quick
ly relievo nil Borencss and strengthen
tho mucous membrano of tho throat,
nnd thus overcome all tendency to
Paxtlne Is far suporlor to liquid an
tiseptics or Peroxldo for all toilet and
Paxtlno mny be obtained at any
drug store, 25 and 50c a box, or sent
postpaid upon receipt of price by Tho
Paxton Toilet Co., Boston, Mass.
Send for a free sample
Quarters and Halves.
George Ade, at the recent Lambs'
Gambol In New York, objected to the
extravagance of the modern wife."
"It Is truo that tho married men cf
todny," ho ended, "hove better halvoc,
but bachelors liavo better quarters."
SASKATOON lands are tecond to none.
Hence the nstonighing prosperity of our
farmers. Why lie one of those who knows
ho can do better, yet lacks the spirit to
try? There is no risk. Men who como
here realize how much of life they have
waited cUewherp. Uetter write Conimw
Moncr, lloard of TiwIp, Saskatoon, Sas
katchewan, Western Canada.
The Man Who Sued the Widow.
A St. Louis man is Btilng a widow
for $100,000 for refusing to tnnrry
htm. Ho must be ono of those Iron
gray whiskered men who want to sit
on tho front porch of a house that
was built with money earned by an
other man. Houston PosL
Stop the Pain.
The hurt of a burn or a cut stonn when
Cole's Caibollsalve is applied. It heals
quickly and prevents scam. 25c and Wo by
drugglits. For free sample write to
J. W. Colo & Co., lilack lllver Falli, Wis.
Would Need It.
"Gracious, what Is all that craps
"I had a chanco to get It at a bar
gain, and, you know, my husband goes
In for flying!"
BJHAKE INTO TOCB 8IIOES
Allan'! Poot-Mate, tbsAnUiopllc powder for Tired,
aching, swollen, norroat feet, aire rett and
eomXort. tUkeiwalMngadellgbt. BoldoTtrrwber,
2Bc. IXint accept an? lubatltote. For FUKJI
taoipU, addrui AUt n B. Olaittad, La Bor, N. T.
"What do you think of my hat.
dear 7 I bougbt It at a great reduc
tion." "Good heavens! What size was It
before tboy began to reduce it?"
Beautiful Post Cards Free.
Rend la stamp for flvn samples of our
very beat dold Embossed Iilrthday. Flow
er and Motto Post Cards; beautiful colors
and lovellcsf designs. Art Port Card Club,
7JX Jackson St, Topeka, Kan.
In the Office.
"I am afraid to bear tbat report"
"Why so?" -
"It Is likely to mean some firing
Many a man enjoys having bis
wife's relatives visit them so be can
be detained downtown till midnight
Kra. Wtaslow'a BoothlngSyrnp for Children
teething, oftens the gums, reduces Inflamma
tion, aliagra pals, cures wind colic, tie m bottle.
It Is a severe test of a man's Chris
tianity to have tbe minister call on
him during business hours.
nt the University School of Music,
Lincoln, Nebr. A sure income to
those who complete the course. No
pleasantcr occupation in the world.
Send for year book to E. B. Cudtr, Retbtnt
I.nti'Mt, Snf-t nml Kurrt-t mrtliod. Ntm
full. ToIhhvo am! Pntir llnliil nliw nurrraa
fnlly tri'iiti'd I iv i ln luti-Kl nml Kliiirirmiorih
dila. No plijnli'nl or luentiil ptifTi-rltig. CU
or kcihI for llu-mturu ami t-iiUri-ioedU.
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