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OMAHA, MONDAY MOliNINU, NOVHMULW JS. l'MO-TKN 1(1KK.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
rreiidtnt'i Communication to Con
gress to Give Key to Work of
Short Session of Congress.
C uon is Likely
Feople of United States Drink More
and Smoke More, but Draw Line
on Dairy Butter.
A Mighty Hunter
PUT COAL IN USE
Oovernor Clark Sayi Poor Policy U
t ina unanengo
Vf His Leader sihp
Membe Uhering in Washington
Are Bk ing to Discuss What to
Dv" ling the Session.
Withhold This Kesource from
HARD TASK BEFORE EXECUTIVE
ONE WAY TO REDUCE HIGH COST
MUCH NEEDED FOR TERRITOli
Defeated Members May Make Path of
TARIFF ACTION NOT OUTLINED
Possibility Definite Work May Wait
Till Next Congress.
DEMOCRATS WILL BE FOR DELAY
leaders of Coming Majority Party
llonse Inclined to Poitpnne Rrnernl
Legislation t'nlll They Have
Majority of Votes.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27.-When congress
irienti week from tomorrow It will liae
three months In w-Uch to perform whatever
may be the demands of a republican aJ
ministration'. After that the fate of the
Taft legislative program will depend upon
the will of a democratic house and a re
publican senate, a condition which will
continue until the- end of President Taft's
Confronted with a situation strewn with
confusion, the success or failure of the approaching-
short session of the Sixty-first
congress Is believed to rest with the char
acter of the executive message to be sent
to the legislative bodies, according to re
publican party leaders who arc now In the
Many of the regular republicans defeated
In the recent elections are not expected to
carry with the best of grace the blows so
harshly administered, and this fact of it
self gives the president a task offerina
difficulties far more complex than any that
have been presented to an executive within
Realising that he will be criticized If he
falls to demand of congress further re
vision of the tariff especially of the wool
and woolen schedule and fully cognizant
of the fact that the prospects would be all
acalnst the suoccss of such a program if
submitted, the president, It Is said, has not
made up his mind definitely what his course
The Tariff Program.
The chances are he will not insist upon
action within the approaching session, but
that he will offer to the democratic house
and the republican senate, a year hence, a
program for tariff revision which will be
bolstered up with facts and figures gath
ered In the meantime by the tariff board.
Out of the whole membership of congress
comparatively few have reached the city
and there has been little opportunity for
exchange of views as to what should be
dona during the remainder of the present
congress. 80 far as there has been ex
piesslon, the pre-elections of congress are
against any extended proRr&m.
Nevertheless, the administration Is mani
festing a desire to utilize the time to the
best advantage In carrying out the plans
formulated before the change In the politi
cal complexion of the country had taken
place, for, gratifying as was the record
of last session from a party point of
view President Taft finds his demands
for legislation still incomplete.
Personally the president has made It
clear to his callers that he does not pur
pose to withdraw any part of his program,
although compelled to alter his plans
somewhat, Just because the democrats are
about to come Into control of the house.
The short time that remains of republican
majorities In both houses is used by him
him as an argument In favor of pressing
Revolt Aaalnst Cannon.
Many of his callers conceded the point
he makes, but being more familiar than
he with filibustering methods, they are
not so sanguine of the feasibility of the
administration's ambitions. The revolt
against Cannon rules, which the country
applauded only a short year ago will not
tend to heighten the chances of quick
action for administrative measures at the
Within the coming short session fourteen
regular appropriation bills, carrying an
aggregate of a billion dollars or more must
be passed. Otherwise there would be
necessity for an extra session next spring.
The result of such a session would bring
the democrats face to face with the neces
sity of doing something nine months In
advanoe of the time they would ordinarily
be called upon to assume responsibility.
For many reasons neither democrats nor
republicans want to precipitate this situa
tion and it will be avoided if possible. 80
far as appropriation bills are concerned it
is not believed there will be lack of co
operation to facilitate their passage.
Democrats Jlealre to Walt.
Leaving the appropriation bills out of
consideration, the dtmocrats are disposed
to take the broad position that legislation
of a general character snouia do pomponeu
until they come Into the degree of power
that has been conferred upon them. Con
tending that the last election was an ex
pression of the popular will, they urge that
It should be heeded to the extent of per
mitting the democracy to take the Initiative
In whatever new action Is to be considered.
But, while so contending, the democratic
leaders are much embarransc-d by the pres
ident's position In favor of beginning the
revision of the tariff by schedules. They
go even farther than Mr. Taft in their
denunciation of the wool schedule and.
while preferring themselves to designate
the way of Its rewrlUng. they admit that
they would find it difficult to resist an ef
fort at reduction whensoever and by whom
soever it might bo undertaken. Such also
Is the case wlih reference to other
schedules; they could scarcely do less than
co-operate In reductions at any tune. 1 here
Is sympathy among many democrats with
the president's plan for a federal Incorpora
tlon act and for the modification and of
the laws relating to Injunction and trusts.
All these Questions are complicated, how
ever, and the time is far distant when any
one can say with assurance what may bo
tits fate of the administration bills along j
the lines contemplat. d. I'nder the clrcuni-
stances the chances are strongly agalnbt
most of them.
FortlfylnsT the Canal.
Among the measures to be pressed are 1
those providing for the fortification of '
the Panama canal, and this, it is conceeded, I
will provoke controversy; the amendment
of the postal laws so as to provide for a
parculs post along rural delivery routes
and for Increased postage on the advertls-
Ing portions of magazines; the granting of I
ship subsidies; the pensioning of super- 1
annuated employes of the civil service; the
Continued on cenl Page.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 -tSpeclal Tele
gramsThey are on the trail of Speaker
Cannon and Intend to wrest the honor of
tho minority leadership In the Sixty-second
congress away from him. ordinarily, with
a change of the parties In power in tho
house, the retiring speaker would be ac
corded the place of minority leader. Hut
a movement to deprive him of this leader
ship has already started and is seeking
pledges which are not in the interest of
Mr. Cannon, providing he choi'lslies the
ambition to bo the minority leader, as Is
generally believed he does.
Representative Mann of Illinois Is loom
ing up as a strong possibility for minority
leader In the next house. It is conceded
that he would be a resourceful one.
Walter I. Smith of Iowa is another mem
ber of tho house who Is expected to be
foremost In the handling of the republican
affairs, at least from the standard of the
republicans. As the nearness of the time
of the opening of congress approaches the
clearer it becomes that the Usuo of tuklng
rom the speaker the power to appoint
committees and providing for a committee
on committees will come up.
Already a number of progressive demo
crats In the house have spoken out for a
committee on committees. One of the most
recent to do so is Representative Kims of
Tennessee. Mr. .Sims has given out an In
terview on the rules In question in which,
In effect, ho declares war on any candi
date for speaker who Is not for a com
mittee on committees. Mr. Sims has Just
been returned to congress by the biggest
majority he ever got.
A new possibility Is looming up for clerk
of the house in the Sixty-second congress
He Is former Representative John Wesley
Gaines of Tennessee. Mr. Gaines Is not
an applicant, but many of his friends
think htm good timber. South Trimble ot
Kentucky and Representative Livingston
of Georgia are candidates for this position.
The question of senate democratic leader
ship Is causing discussion already. Sena
tors Bailey, ltayner and Bacon all are
mentioned for chairman of the democratic
caucus to succeed Senator Money.
NEGRO LYNCHED IN FLORIDA
Black Man Quietly Manned by Party
of Forty Men Body Hlddled
MA.TO. Fla.. Nov. 7.-RIchard Lowe, a
negro, was quietly lynched, several miles
outside the city, before noon today for en
tering, the bedroom of the daughter of R.
M. Coob, In the heart of Mayo, late last
night The crime and the subsequent
lynching was a secret until this afternoon.
Cobb was awakened late last night by
his daughter's screams and went to 'In
vestigate. As he entered the room the
negro Jumped through the window. A
searching party was sent out and arrested
the negro, who was later Identified by a
portion of his hat.
Forty men gathered quietly this morning
and effected an entrance to the Jail. The
negro was taken outside the city and
hanged from a telegraph pole.
After the body was riddled with bullets
the party dispersed. The county Judge has
empanelled a Jury and will hold an In
quest. MANY LOSE THEIR SAVINGS
Postmaster General Hltrhcork Com
ments on Many Complaints Re
ceived from lmall Investors.
WASHINOTON. Nov. 27. "This Is a
pitiable sight," said Postmaster General
Hitchcock today, as he pointed to a pile
of letters a foot high lying on hts desk,
all of them complaints from people
throughout the country who had Invested
money In "get rick quick" concerns, whose
alluring announcements had promised large
dividends to the purchasers. Many of the
letters contained Btock certificates and
bonds which were worth no mli than the
paper they were printed on.
"Many of these letters." said Mr. Hitch
cock, "are sad commentaries on the mis
placed confidence which men and women,
many of them poor, have placed In their
fellows. Thousands of such letters are
received annually. The department Is go
ing to do Its best to put these concerns out
Month Dakota Expense Accounts.
PIE Kit E, a D., Nov. 27. (Speclal.)-The
expense accounts of the candidates In the
late election are showing up In the office
or secretary foiiey. 1 ne heaviest enow-
ing yet made is that of Chauncey U Wood,
the democratic candidate for governor,
who admits that It cost htm S2.01& to be
badly defeated for the position he sought
Congressman Burke admitted the expendt-
j ture of S675, State Secretary I'olley says
he spent SUM to secure a re-election, and
State Land Commissioner F. F. Blinker
only paid out 1130 to secure his election to
! Lawyers Threaten Song
In addition to being there with Its hair
In a braid when It comes to soothing the
savage breast, music possesses even more
remaikable powers for winning the favor
of the not-so-savage Juror and this ex
plains how the damage action of Mrs.
j Katie P. Raff ayalnst Charles Carlson came
1 tu be settled before It went to the Jury In
j Judge Willis Q. Sears' law division of the
district court Saturday.
The plaintiff was a woman who sued for
heavy damages on the ground that the
llijuor dealer, Carlson, Injured her by sell-
ing her husband so much liquor that his,
I earning ability was practically nil.
H. C. Murphy and H. C. Brogan were
tie attorneys fur the defense, while A. ti
Murdoek and A. C. Paucuast represented
Now, the aforesaid Murphy Is a vocalist
of no mean ability. And that Un't all. He
has UBed hi powers In the court room with
I telling effect. Several years ago he made
an argument to the Jury and Interrupted
I his remarks with a few stanias of "Die
I Warht am Rhine." That settled It. The
I Jury found for Murphy's client. The csss
was appealed to the supreme court on thu
grounds that Murphy "went outside the
record" when he sang; that his singing wa-
per conduct and piejudiclal, aud that
tuok au uaalr advantage of counsel.
Figures of the Internal Revenue
Bureau Disclose Condition.
ILLICIT STILLS ARE ON INCREASE'
Especially is This True Where State
Wide Prohibition Exists.
TOTAL REVENUE IS $308,000,000
Coat of Collection One Penny anil
even Mills to Dollar Packers
Make Oleo to Take
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. The United
States has Just passed through n banner
year for drinks, smokes and oleomargarine.
Here Is the notion's record for the twelve
months ended on June SO. as It shows In
tho figures of the Internal revenue bureau:
DlHtltled spirits, ltl3.0cHl.0O0 gallons, or
30.000."0 gallons more than the year before.
Fermented liquors, UMSTi.Ul barrels, an
Increase of 3,000,000.
Cigars, 7,600.0011,000, or 100,000.000 more than
Cigarettes, S,S30,000,000, an Increase of a
Tobacco, 402,000.000 pounds of plug, fine
cut, cube-cut, granulated or sliced smoking
or chewing tobacco or snuff 4,100,000 more
than the year before.
Oleomargarine, 141.W2.282 pounds, an In
crease of 50.000,000 pounds.
Illicit distilling and other manufacturing
of moonshine whisky Is on the Increase,
"especially," the bureau says, "where there
are state-wide prohibition laws."
The Internal revenue receipts on all these
things and certain other things, such as
playing cards and mixed flour amounted
to more than 2SD,000,000, and Commissioner
Cabell's organization collected It all at a
cost of about J.sOOO.OOO. It cost a penny
and a little more than 7 mills to collect
Three Hnndrod riant Millions.
When the present year Is endod. next
June 30, Commissioner Cabell estimates his
men will have collected at least 1:108,000,000
at practically the some cost.
Commissioner Cabell's report, speaking
of Illicit distilling, says Alabama, Georgia,
North Carolina and South Carolina lead In
offenses of that character.
Within the year officers closed 1.911 plants,
200 more than last year.
While the manufacture of oleomargarine
has Increased, the tax receipts were dis
appointing. That Is said to be because a
large proportion of the oleo Is no made as
to take a lower tax than formerly. There
are many prosecutions under way, charg
ing violation of the lay. but Commissioner
Cabell declares he believes they constitute
only a smaU. proportion of the real of
fenders. iiunois leaos an the states as
a PrO- i
ducer of Internal revenue. More than S49,
0"0,000 was collected In that state. New Tork
was second with t36.000.000; Kentucky, third,
with 132.000,000, and Indiana, Pennsylvania
' oraer named, nil- ;
nols produced most of the distilled spirts
Prl"d mot of the fer-
BUILDERS ENGAGE IN
Ten Thousand Rmnlovca of Ml '
Valley Iron Brldire and Const roc
tlon Company Involved.
8ACIUMENTO, Cal., Nov. 27 A gen
eral strike order was issued today by the
State Building Trades counoll against the
Missouri Valley Iron Bridge and Construc
tion company, and it applies to every union
man employed by the ooncern In the
United Btates. Ten thousand men, Including
carpenters, structural steel and Iron work-
ers, engineers, cement workers, pile drivers,
laborers, firemen and others are affected
The strike order Is based on the claim that
the contracting firm Is iHu-rlmln.K.. in
the matter of wages against the men em
ployed on the local bridge piers.
1'nldentlfled Man Killed.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Nor. 27. (Special.)
A young workman, a stranger In that
vicinity and whose name was unknown to
his fellow-workmen, was accidentally
killed, while working with a ditching crew Mrs. Luther Calvert of Clinton, S. C, ex
tiear Webster. The young man was In the ! peets to get new notes from the United
bottom of the twenty-.'lve-foot dltoh, lay-' States treasury. Mrs. Calvert dropped her
Ing tile, when a big chunk of froien dirt I roll, consisting of five $J0 bills, one ten,
fell and struck him on the head. klllln one five and three $1 bills, while milking,
him Instantly. He was buried
Catholic cemetery at Grenvllle.
Ratification of Appointment.
ROME, Nov. 27 -The pope has ratified
the proposal of the conslstorial congrega-
tlon. recommending the appointment of the
: e,y ,vev jonn ara. rector or St. Mary's,
Kansas Ctty. u blshoo of I-utvn ts," art V
Monsignor Thorns F. Hills, bishop of
Leavenworth was some months ago ap
pointed coadjutor bishop of Kansas City
with the right f succession. '
to Settle Court Case
The supreme court upheld Murphy and to
st me extent went Into the question of pro
priety of singing to a Jury.
Somehow no one seems to know Just
how a rumor was started Thursday to the
effect that Murphy proposed to sing to the
Jury In his closing plea In behalf of Carl
son. Murdoek and Pancoast quaked. It
was a dreary outlook for them. Something
must be done. They held a whispered con
ference. A few hours later another rumor
got Into circulation. This was to the effect
that Murdoek and Pancoast had decided to
sing a duet to the Jury when the time for
jaigument should come. It was the turn of
( Murphy and Brogan to be fearful. Murphy
felt tiiat meeting either Murdoek or Pan-
coast alone he could nail their musical
hides to the barndoor of oblivion, but when
It was two agiinst one he was afraid that
thty might make his own music sound
lumpy. Brogan couldn't slug a note.
t'slurday morning It was heard that Mur
doek and Pancoast had practiced for two
nights and were doing so well that they
figured on quitting law and going Intq,
vaudeville. Murphy and Brogan offered to
settle for fit) and Murdoek and pancoast
said. "Taken." They satd It quickly.
All of which may or may not be true.
At any rale It's the story the lawyeis aie
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From the Cleveland Leader.
TAFT WORKINGTON MESSAGE
Document Begun on Shipboard is
BUSY DAYS AT WHITE HOUSE
President's Callers MakJnar ngr
Hons Rea-a.rdlns; Appointments to
a pram Be-nHlt nad Legis
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Nov. 27. (Special.) The
. n9 r-l1-n T ft frnm It I Tunm
1 trip and the fact that not more than a
I week remains before the assembling of
' congress will crowd his business hours
1 with a vast amount of affairs that de-
d attent)0n. The president is reported
t0 nave caTrlM wlth hlm aboard ship
pI.nty of m.t.rla, upon which to work In
,elaure nourSi including his message
niiu mm minicn -
pected to make choice of two members of
the United States supreme court ana live
members of the new commerce court. It
Is assumed the president will be subjected
to an unusual pressure of visitors. Then
too. It Is pretty well understood that there
will be a large turning up of members of
his party who will be desirous of swapping
observations about election results, along
with suggestions about future party
policy. It Is also to be expected that the
i president will wish to Indicate to me
party leaders In congress what he would
j prefer should be done, or attempted, by
! congress at the short remainder of the
lty-first congTess, when at least In one
I Of Its hOUBOS poimcai F
transferred to the cpposltion.
all President Taft, Is likely
So. all In
to be the
busiest man In the country
for the next
Money Swallowed by Calf.
Cnmlns for redemption, resurrected from
a hungry calf's stomach, are themutllated
I remains of nearly a hundred dollars, which
and the cair. depnvea ot naiu.e.
tenance attacked the greenbacks on the
I ground. The poor beast naa to oe mneu
'and Its stomach raided for the lost lucre.
i Mrs. Calvert will get, she Is assured.
! upon proper affadavlt $78 of the amount
!hwet and swallowed ,the rest having
:" " ... . , vv. nv semblance
oee ll ij b",,
nt ever having been money.
Bl.h Hlte Temporal.
Washington Is soon to hava another bauU
ful building when the plans and specifi
cation provided are carted out The struc
ture will be a H.000.000 temple to be erected
at the comer of Sixteenth and 8 stret by
the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of
Freemasonry for the southern Jurisdiction
of the United States. Work on the build
ing will begin about the first of next month.
The foundation will be or granite ana nm
superstructure of white marble.
The consensus of view so rar as Known
(Continued on Second Page.)
A new heading on
the first Want-ad
page "For Christ
mas." This classification will run
from now until Christmas.
Shoppors will find it most
UBeful, as aJl sorts of pretty
and useful Christmas presents
are advertised. Ixok this
column over; it will help you
boIvo your Christmas iprob-lems.
ada today I
read the want
Dance is Big Success
Playground Association Would Afford
Young; People Opportunity to Avoid
Saturday Night Meetings.
MILWAUKEE, Nov, 27. MJlwaukee's
first municipal dance was a decided suc
Juneau hall, one of the smallest halls of
the city auditorium In which la was given
tonight, proved too small and KUbourne
hall adjoining was thrown open to accom
modate the crowd.
The grand march, In which approximately
2!0 couples took part, was lead by Louis W.
Vlzay, 82 years old and Milwaukee's oldest
dancing master, and Mrs. C. B. Whltnall,
one of the leading figures In the associa
tion of publio play and soolal education,
under whose auspices theje dances are
given. Several leading socialist officials
and their wives attended.
The dances are being given by the play
ground association to afford young people
particularly an opportunity to break away
from the evils customarily attending on
baturaay nignt dances. This Is not a mu
nicipal organization, but the city has prom
ised to stand for any possible deficit.
It Is believed that by this arrangement
much of the vice among young people will
be curbed and better citizenship brought
CHURCHILL ATTACKED BY MAN
Male ttoffraclst Attempts to I'm
Whip on Homo Secretary
LONDON, Nov. 7. Winston Spencer
Churchill, returning to London tonight, af
ter a speech at Bradford, was attacked on
the train by a male suffragist with a dog
whip, who cried out: "Take that you
Two detectives who accompanied Mr.
Churchill parried the blow and arrested the
secretary's assailant, who Is believed to
be a man. who Interrupted Mr. Churchill
In the course of Ids address and was ex
pelled from the meeting after a struggle.
When the train arrived at Loudon three
women tried to assault the home secretary,
but the detectives drove them off.
Physician Arrested for Blackmail.
MOLINE. III., Nov. W. Dr. J. T. Lamp
ing, formerly president of the Rock Island
County Medical society and a physician In
Mollne, was arrested today by federal of
ficers, charged with sending threatening
letters. The last alleged to have been
sent was addressed to Mrs. Butterworth,
asking for 136,000.
Woman Candidate's Change
of Name Basis for Contest
MASON CTTY, la.. Nov. 27. Speclal.)
One of the most strenuous campaigns that
any candidate ever made was that of
Mrs. Carrie Vaughn-Anderson in her ef
forts to be elected recorder of Wright
county. She won as most women do. In
polling sufficient votes to be elected, but
a protest has been filed against her
qualifying, and It all came about In a
most natural way. Mrs. Carrie Vaughn
Anderson was a widow with a widow's
charms. W. W. Lucas, a traveling sales
man from St. l.ouls. met her, the two
became Interested In each other and elec
tion, or no election, they got married
This was October aud ths event transpired
In Omaha, away from the tars of every
voter of Wright county. It was agreed
between them that It was not to be an
nounced for at least a year. She would
return home, fight her campaign for
recorder to the finish, and if she was suc
cessful, would f'll the office for a term,
and then the announcement would be
Mrs. Lucms returned home, tha ballotk
were already In tl.e hand of thu
and she resided that If tue auno
MICHAEL CUDAHY IS DEAD
Head of Packing Finn Expires in
Brother of E. A. Cudahy of Omaha,
Came to t'nlted Mates as Boy and
Worked War Wealth
from nflWoall Itirtt
CHICAGO. Nov. I7.--Mlchael Ctidah?..
founder of the packing firm beating his
name, died at 1:48 o'clock tonight at a hos
pital here of double pneumonia. Mr.
Cudahy had been 111 for five days, the
disease becoming serious early Saturday.
The members of his family were at his
bedside when death came.
Receives Extreme faction.
Extreme unction, the last sacrament of
the Cathollo church, was administered
shortly before noon Saturday. In the after
noon all the members of the family who
could be reached were summoned to his
bedside. They remained at the hospital
until the end.
The effects of an operation for appendi
citis, a slight stroke of paralysis and dou
ble pneumonia combined to doom the mil
lionaire. He was 6 years old.
Mr. Cudahy caught cold ot Hot Springs,
Va., a few weeks ago, and was complain
ing when he came to Chicago for the wed
ding of Miss Preston Owsley and Sterling
Morton. After the wedding he complained
of a pain In his side, which was diagnosed
as appendicitis. He was rushed to Mercy
hospital and a midnight operation was
The rich packer reoovered from the shock
of the operation, but paralysis of one side
developed. The doctors were not greatly
alarmed, however, until double pneumonia
Ill After Trip.
"Three weeks ago Mr. Cudahy returned
from Hot Springs, Va., and on arriving at
the Blackstone hotel his left side bees, me
paralysed," said Dr. J. B. Murphy. "On
Monday last he developed appedlcltls and
was brought to Mercy hospital, where he
was operated on. Saturday morning hs de
veloped double pneumonia."
Mr. Cudahy has lately resided at the
Blackstone hotel. He is a member of the
Union League, Chicago Yacht, Exmoor and
Friends of Mr. Cudahy expressed deep
sorrow when they learned of his death and
all of them voiced ths highest regard for
him. One friend, who has been In a posl-
(Continued on Second Page.)
ment was made and her name was put
on the ballot as Mrs. Carrie Vaughn-Anderson-Lucas,
that might surprise the
natives and undo all the good work that
she had done. With her at this time
s.letice was golden, and she put in the
remaining six days canvassing the voters
with renewed determination. She swept
the county. But now comes her opponent
and expaaes ths nioe little secret that was
thought to be in the heads only of Mr.
and Mrs. Lucas and Mrs. Anderson
Lucas has confessed that It was true-
that she would rather hava her hubby
than all the county offices In Iowa. And
she has him and she would never give a
bird in the hand for a bird In the bush.
The claim is made that Mrs. Lucas was
not elected to the position, that If the
facts of her marriage had been known
she could not have been elected. The Board
ot Supervisors will determine. So far as
can be learned there Is no precedent. No
matter what the decision may be the
matter will go Into the courts and It Is
provable that the present Imcumbent of
the office may have the pleasure of hoKl-
the fort uutll this matter is fought
Industries of North Badly in Need of
RAILROADS AWAIT NEW ORDER
One Line Susepndi for Lack of Mining
LEASING SYSTEM ADVOCATED
Riff nllvf Recommends Government
A lil of llnllrnnila In Form of tJnar
a liter of Interest on Bonds
WASHINOTON. Nov. 27. lOx pressing It
as his opinion thst the want of cheap fuel
ami the delay In opening the Alaska coal
fields aro the stroiiK''st adverse factors In
thu present pinhlcm of territorial progress,
(lovernor Walter V. Clark of Alaska, In
his annual report lo the secretary of the,
interior, ma. In public today, declares that
"the 111 a.UlHi i policy of forbidding all de-velnpim-nt
of the large coal resources ul
Alaska, or of pluclng such restrictions upon
development as to make the embarkation
of private capital impossible, Is to be
deprecated, whllu the policy of conserva
tion by proper usm Is to be encouraged.
This coal," he says, "Is needed for ths
Industries of the territory and fur the
physical comfort ot our people, and on no
account should it be withheld from these
The present Impossibility of mining coai,
either under title or lease, Is In a ineasmi
responsible for the suspension of one of
the principal railroads. . This has caused a
general feeling of discouragement over the
business situation in those parts of Alaska
where development and sottlement ought to
be going on most rapidly.
Favors Leasing; System.
Oovernor Clark says It appeared in pub
lio discussions of the subjoct that the
opposition to opening the Aluska coal fields
"springs chiefly from two sources those
persons who fear a monopoly and those
who would have tills coal held as a reserve
supply for the future." He further says
that while the present coal land law Is not
a good one 'It certainly lends no hope to
monopolists, but rather Is' calculated to
discourage the embarkation of capital."
In declaring his hope fur the adoption ol
II the leasing system to develop the lands,
I Governor Clark says: "it will be found
I quite teaslble, according to t..e best autnori
THE CAUSE! ties, to devise suitable terms for leases.
protecting both the public and tha opera
tors, and Insuring Intelligent conservation."
The governor aays that tha views of ths
extremist that all ths Alaskan coal should
be kept as 4 -reserve jtUitpU'. -has, nothing .
lo commend It A conservative estimate,
bo , mads by Alfred H. Brooks of the
geological survey shows that at tha pres
ent rate of consumption the marketable
Alaska coals would last 5,000 or 6.0U0 years.
'At ths end of that period," he continues,
'posterity may be using solar energy or
some other means than coal for light, heat
Ilallroad Building limits.
Little progress has been mad In rail
road building In the northwest territory
during the last year. It Is asserted. The
officers of tha Alaska Northern railway.
which will tap ths Mantanuska coal fields.
declare that ths principal factor In pre
venting a continuation of construction Is
the unsettled stats of ths coal land ques
tion and the Inability of any citisen to ob
tain title or lease to theae lands.
Governor Clark recommends government
aid for tha railroads In the form of a
guarantee of Interest on their bonds. He
declares that the opening of new wagon
roads and trails, with the accompanying
lower freight rates on supplies, has en
abled mining to be carried on In districts
which either could not have opened at all
or would have offered only a precarious
opportunity to the miner.
Ths governor recommends that under ths
present conditions of fuel supply la Alaska
and until the territory reaches a more ad
vanced atags of development the govern
ment should maJce no charge on ths cut
ting of firewood.
Certain changes In ths mining law ars
recommended. These are characterized to
discourage speculation among nonresident
claimants who give powers of attorney to
some person In ths territory.
Praise for Signal Corps.
Signal corps men who have charge of
the telegraph system of Alaska are com
mended by ths governor. They endurs
great hardships In the maintenance of soma
of the lines and are "to be commended for
their brave efforts which result In keeping
the lines open with remarkably few Inter
ruptions." He declares the ocean cable
will hava to be replaced In a few years
"urless a large Improvement In wireless
communication takes place."
Ths visit of Attorney General Wlcker-
snam ana secretary of Labor and Com
merce Nagel to Alaska In July and August,
he says, "was extremely gratifying to ths
mscusslng ths "serious defect" In the
code laws caused by the absence ot legal
requirement for ths regulation ot births,
marriages and deaths In the territory, the
governor says that Instances have multi
plied In the last few years Illustrating In a
sulking way the svtls which must surely
result from the absence of vital records
Coal la Imported.
Domestic coal to ths value of $.Sl. was
shipped to Alaska from ths United States
during the fiscal year ended June 30, ac
cording to the report. In addition to this,
foreign coal valued at I350.4& was Imported
during the year, bringing the total of all
coai Importations fur ths year up to !.:, TVt.
The Increase In the total value of the do
mestic coal Imported during tha year over
DOS was l-KUn.
The Importations of domestic merchandise
from the United btates. Including coal,
lumber, hardware and machinery, pro
visions, liquors, etc., showed an Increase In
110 over l:o8 of t:,sot
Merchandise and precious metals shipped
from Alaska to the Unll Mates duriug
1910 amounted to JM.ta.Uo. Increase ovei
I of 1293,:'"OU. according to the report.
Faalaeer'e Heath Accidental.
ClUUHOLM. Minn., Nov. 17. That Culiei.
P Purple, cliltt mining engineer for tile
-Oliver Iron Mining company in this dis
trict, came to hts destn through the acci
dental discharge :t his own rifle was tlx
verdict of the coroner s Jury touy. whlcn
Investigated the f.iuliti of Mr. Purple
tio.lv near a turning shack io the wootls
north of here eten!a. The victim evi
dently crawled eighty yards toward ths
shack after being wounded.
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