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VOL. XLI-NO. 34.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MOKNIXG, JULY 27, 1011-TON PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BECIPROCITI'IS NOiHindu Says He Tried
Last Act is Performed Looking to
Establishing Trade Relations with
the Canadian Government.
TACT AFFIXES NAME TO THE BILL
Cabinet Members Present and Observe
CHAIRMAN PENROSE GETS PEN
Photographers on Hand to Watch
President Attaching Signature.
KNOX TOLD HE IS RESPONSIBLE
A Ice President Pherman and Iprmkrr
(lark ! Shortly Before One
O'clock, After Which Doct.
nient Oon to White Hunt,
WASHINGTON. July 28. Speaker Clark
and Vice President Sherman today signed
the Canadian reciprocity bill. It wai at
once forwarded to the president.
'ihe Mil reached the White House shortly
after t p. m.. but Mr. Taft did not sign It
until 3:lil p. m. Secretary ot State Knox
and ether officials were present.
Secretary of State Knox, Secretary of
Commerce and Labor Nagel, Secretary to .
tha President Hllles and Representative ',
Littleton of New York and several news- j
paper correspondents and a battery cf pho
tographers witnessed the signing. As he j
picked up the pen the pmsident turned to
'Come over here. Brother Knox," he said.
"You are responsible for tn:s.
1 The sicretary of state aiood beside the
president as he placed his name on the
It is done," said Mr. Knox.
"It's done," echoed the president, as the
two clasped hands across the desk.
To give the photographers a chance the
president went through the motion of Sign
ing the act a few seconds later.
"I didn't know there was so much Inter
est In It as this," he said. "But "
He was snapped wearing a broad smile.
The gold pen used by the president In
signing the treaty was "sent rfo Chairman
Penrose of the senate finance committee,
who led the fight for the bill In the senate.
WHAT THE NEW BILL PROVIDES
Feat a res of Reciprocity Pact Signed
by the President.
The reciprocity bill will go Into effect
when the Canadian Parliament adopts pro
visions similar to those contained In the
- American law. There are two general
classes of goods Involved in the reciprocity
agreement, those which will be exchanged
free and those which will be exchanged
subject to equal Import duties In both
When Canada, adopts the agreement
long list of products, of" wnreh-the follow
ing are the principal ones, will be subjoot
In either country to ths duties given: '
Fresh meats, H cent ft pound.
Bacon, hams and other smoked meats.
114 cents per pound.
Canned meats and canned poultry, SO per
cent ad valorem.
" Lard and compounds thereof, 114 cants
Fish, packed In tins, at graduated spe
cific duties up to thlrty-slx-ounce pack-
ages, and above that SO per cent ad
Canned vegetables, H4 cents per pound.
Wheat and rye flour,' 60 cents per barrel.
Oatmeal and rolled oats, 60 cents per 100
Commeal. 13tt cents per 100 pounds.
Prepared cereal foods, 1714 per cent ad
Sweetened biscuits, SB per cent ad
Mineral waters and Imitations thereof,
17V4 per cent ad valorem.
Farm wagons and parts thereof, 22V4 per
cent ad valorem.
Agricultural Implements, 16 -per cent ad
Portable engines for farm purposes, SO
per cent ad valorem. . -
Building stone, not dressed, 12 per cent
Paving blocks, 1714 per cent ad valorem.
Plumbing fixtures, S2H per cent Ad
Cutlery, 27H per cent ad valorem.
Plate glass, not beveled. 26 per cent ad
Motor vehicles, 80 per cent ad valorem.
In addition to the above list tha United
(Continued on Becond Page.)
KOlt 1 DW A Unsettled.
Tcmn'ruUre nt Omaha Yesterday.
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(iiuivarmix Local Record,
MIL 1910. 190S. 190K.
Highest yesterday 88 OS 74 '
lowest yesterday 68 73 tit 7J j
Mean temperature 78 82 s Mi
Precipitation u T T Tl
Temperature and precipitation departures i
iroiM l"e uoriuHi:
Normal temperature , 77
I deficiency for the day 4
Total excess since March 1 628
Normal precipitation 14 loch
Deficiency fur the day 14 Inch
Total raiufail since March 1 S SS inches
Deficiency since March 1 .S inches
lVflclency for cor. period, 1910..12. 82 Inches
deficiency for cor. period, VD.. .16 Inch
Reports from Stations at T P, At.
. Bute Temp. High- Raln-
of Weather. T p. in. mi. fail.
Cheyenne, part cloudy 74 til .00
Itavenport, clear 74 78 .()
leaver, part cloudy.. 80 U .10
lea Molnua, clear 8S 84 .00
iJodge City, cloudy 74 M .00
Landur. part cloudy 72 84 .80
North Platte, part cloudy.. 81 i T
Omaha, part cloudy M 88 .00
Pueblo, cloudy M M .14
Rapid City, cloudy 4 - (M .00
Hull Lake City, clear M 88 .00 ;
Santa Ke. cloudy 72 74 T I
Bhertdan. cloudy 74 ' M .021
hluul City, clear M M .0
Valentine, clear 80 kt .Wi
L. A. WEUBIL Local Forecaster. J
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People in Chicago
N. Hausin, Who Shot Five Persons;
Tuesday, Sits in His Cell and
Jeers at Guards.
CHICAGO, July 26. While the police were
planning to send him to an asylum for the
criminal insane, N. Hausin, a Hindu and
former member of the British army, who
wounded five persons and caused a panic
In Chicago's downtown streets yesterday
by discharging a rifle at the passing
throng, sat In a cell at Central station to
day and Jeered at his guards.
The man smiled when told that one of
the wounded men might die.
I bought the rifle to kill all the bad
people in Chicago," he said. "I hate all
of your white American faces. You have
been cruel to me and I wanted to kill
everybody. 1 went to the corner of Clark
and Washington streets because the
crowd was largest there. Later I Intended
going to another corner and kill people."
Hausin came to this country from India
four years ago and worked In a steel mill
In Pittsburg before coming to Chicago. He
was unable to obtain steady employment i
here. Poverty and louellness are believed
trt hnv nffYrtl him mind. I
The letter addressed to President Taft
which was found in his pocket was scrib
bled In lend pencil and began:
"His Highness, the President Taft of the
United States of America, Washington, D.
C. : Your Hlghnms, dear, dead, deaf, dumb
and bling president."
The text Is Incoherent and refers to
May 24 as the most Important date in the
City Physician Wheeler, who examined
the man today pronounced him Insane and
said his Insanity might be traced to a
wound over the light temple received six
years ago when he was In the British
Oil and Tobacco
Ohio Senator Calls Up His Resolution
Asking for Criminal Proceedings
Against Alleged Combine.
WASHINGTON. July 20. Senator Pom
erene of Ohio called up before the senate
today his resolution instructing the attor
ney general to prosecute criminally the
officers of the Standard Oil and American
Tobacco companies for alleged persistent
violation of the anti-trust laws.
"The American peole," said he, "cannot
understand why there should be no crim
inal prosecutions against these defendants,
when the government Is so vigorous In Its
prosecution of minor offenders."
The resolution was supported by Senators
Borah of Oregon and Reed of Missouri. .
Without naming the United States Steel
corporation. Senator Borah declared that
"1hw grantee modern Industrial combina
tion with $700,000,000 of watered stock, was
allowed to organise a few years ago with
full publicity .and in the face of an anti
trust -law, expand Into an international
combination o strong that I believe actu
ally controls many acts of leglsaltlon."
The senate' took no action.
Lewis Charges that
Mail Order Houses
St Louis Publisher Tells House Com
mittee that Brother of Postal Offi
cial is Shaking Them Down.
WASHINGTON. July 26. The sensational
charge was made before the house com
mittee Investigating the Postofflce de
partment today that Leonard Goodwin, a
Chicago lawyer and brother ot Russell P.
Goodwin, assistant attorney general for
the Postofflce department, was exploiting
mail order houses throughout the country,
telling them he could arrange any trouble
they might have through a denial ot mall
The charge was made by E. G. Lewis,
president of a publishing company In St.
Louis, recently denied the second-class mall
privileges. Lewis also declared that post
office Inspectors at 8t Louis had been told
to use whatever methods they pleased "to
put Lewis out of business" and "to shut
Lewis up before the next campaign,"
This was the campaign of 1908.
Warren Relief Bill
Passed by Senate
Homestead Claimants in Drouth
Stricken Region Given Leave of
Absence Without Prejudice,
WASHINGTON, July 26. The senate to
day passed the Warren bill, allowing home
stead claimants m drouth-stricken districts
of Wyoming, the Dakotas and Nebraska
to leave their lands until April 15. 1912,
without loss of any of their rights.
ABERDEEN, S. D.. July 26. Speclal.)
The Milwaukee railroad Is discharging
its Italian laborers In northwestern South
Dakota and giving preference to settlers
on the new lands in that section. Instead.
The road pays but $160 a day for day
labor, but many homesteaders are avail
ing themselves of the opportunity to se
cure work which will enable them to stay
In the country until spring. Instead of go
ing east in search of employment. Condi
tions in the newly-settled country were
materially bettered by heavy rains last
Saturday and 8unday, covering practically
the whole of Carson, Dewey, Harding,
Ziebach and Perkins counties. While too
late to benefit grain, the rains will help
pastures and hay, and will also help the
potato and vegetable ' crops. Many home
steaders who had contemplated securing
leave of absence from their claim untU
spring now hops to stick through the
winter, with tha better outlook due to the
rains, and the work to be secured from the
Brakeatan Heirs Want Big" Damages.
IOWA CITY, la., July 26. (Special.) A
damage suit in the sum of SJO.000 has been
Instituted by tha heirs ot Arthur J. 'Hearst,
a brakeman. kllltd In a wteck here
against the Rock Island Railroad com
pany. Hearst was a resident of Silver
Creek, Neb. Omaha lawyers are taking
depositions here, near tha scene of the
Townsend Report Says Steel Combine
Made Rebate of $3 a Ton to the
COMPANIES CLOSELY RELATED
All Harvester Stock Originally
Owned by Four Families.
REPORT QUITE SENSATIONAL
Made to Bonaparte, and Wickersham
Says He Never Saw It.
COMMITTEE IS ASKING QUESTIONS
It liiori Subpoena for Former
Attorney General, Who la Now la
Canada Kenyon and Smith
WASHINGTON, July 26. Another docu
ment of sensational Interest equal to the
Steel Plate association agreement recently
produced, was laid before the Stanley steel
trust Investigating committee today. It
was a report by Bardette Townsend, as
sistant, to former Attorney General Bona
parte during the Roosevelt administration
on the International Harvester company,
the so-calleu trust.
The report showed that the United States
Steel corporation allowed rebates of S3 a
ton to the Harvester company, and Mr.
Stanley declared that It Indicated that the
giant steel corporation and the harvester
trust were practically one.
The Townsend report added that the Mc
Cormtck Harvester company was "related
by marriage to the great American family
of trusts," the Standard Oil company. It
also referred to J. Plerpont Morgan as "the
trust architect, a good builder who re
ceives fabulous fees for his work."
Attorney General Wickersham, summoned
as a witness this afternoon, testified that
he had never seen the Townsend report
until today. He promised that Townsend
would testify later. He did not know why
the harvester case was not pressed In J308
1909. "I surmised,' 'he added, "that the case
was held up pending the supreme court
decisions in the tobacco and Standard
Oil cases involving the same points."
Attorney General Wickersham was ex
cused after testifying that he thought the
harvester report antedated the Standard
OH Investigation and promising to sanroh
his files and produce it If there be a cer
tified copy of the harvester report.
In describing the organization of the
group of larger companies in the har
vester combine, the McCormicks, Peering.
Piano, Wardner, Bushnell, Glessner and
the MUwaukee Harvester companies, Mr.
Townsend reported to Mr. Bonaparte:
Family of Trusts.
, "It appears that there was an unusual
concentration ot the capital stock of these
five companies. It was all owned
and controlled by four families, the Mc
Cormicks, the Deerings. the Joneses and the
Glessners. The pooling ot their holdings
was all that was necessary to create a
trust. All these people lived In Chicago.
"Another fact la Interesting. Harold Mc
Cormlck (one of the heavy stockholders of
the McCormlck company) is a son-in-law
of J. D. Rockefeller. The McCormlck com
pany was, therefore, already distantly re
lated by marriage to the great American
family of trusts. J. Plerpont Morgan Is the
trust architect usually employed by the
Rockefellers. He Is a good builder and
receives fabulous fees for his work. George
W. Perkins is his associate.
"Therefore, If a harvester trust was
formed, we should anticipate some circum
stances of its organization, vis:
"It would be designed and executed by
J. Plerpont Morgan & Co., probably
through George W. Perkins.
"The amount of the fee charged for such
services would Indicate the character of
the work. '
"It would be organized In such a way
that the Rockefeller influences could ulti
mately secure control."
- Perkins Devises Plan.
Of the meeting In New York in 1902
when the combination was launched the
"George W. Perkins conducted the ne
gotiations and devised and executed the
plan finally agreed on. He proposed that
the consolidation be consummated, leav
ing the values of the plants to be after
wards fixed by disinterested appraisers
and that all of the property to be turned
Into the consolidated company be Imme
diately trail f erred to a trustee pending
the appraisements. After some further
negotiations this suggestion was adopted,
tha appraisers agreed upon and all of
the other details adjusted.
"Tha general plan was that the five
companies be merged Into a new corpora
tion to be created for that purpose, the
stockholders ot the merging corporations
to be compensated by the capital stock
ot the new corporation to the amount of
their respective Interests as determined by
Kenyon and Smith Testify.
United States Senator Kenyon of Iowa,
former assistant attorney general. . and
Herbert Knox Smith, commissioner of
corporations, also testified today.
Mr. Kenyon identified the Townsend re
sort to the Deparatment of Justice on the
International Harvester company.
Mr. Kenyon said he recalled that In
vestigation. "But what is troubling me," he added,
"is that I ' am not now connected with
the department of Justice and whatever
I may say might embarrass the govern
ment on what may be now going on."
Chairman Stanley said he had evidence
tending to show "that the harvester
company and steel corporation ars prac
"This report," he added, "charges that
the steel corporation gave the harvester
company rebates of S3 a ton."
Senator Kenyon said:
'I wish to say that I always favored
prosecutions In trust cases where evldertcs
was conclusive. Where evidence was not
conclusive I favored further Investiga
tion." Asked If he believed the Townsend re
port conclusive, Mr. Kenyon said he felt
there should be some further investiga
Commissioner of Corporations Smith tes
tified that he did not recall any In
structions from the president to Investi
gate the International Harvester company.
"The Department of Commerce and Labor
proceeded In response to A senate resolu-
(Contlnued on Eighth Page.)
From the Minneapolis Journal
ATTACKS CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Lorimer's Attorneys Attempt to "Show
It Up" During Cross-Examination.
KEELEY IS CLOSELY QUESTIONED
Editor Snsjajests that Committer Ask
Chicago Packers ' Abont Use '."'
of "Lard Money" la
- : :
WASHINGTON. July 26. Clash after
clash between witness and attorney oc
curred again today at the senate Lo rimer
committee hearing during the cross-examination
of James Keeley, general manager
and editor of the Chicago Tribune, by Sen
ator Lorimer's counsel. The proceedings
largely centered around the publication of
the so-called confession of State Repre
sentative White of the Illinois legislature!
Just before the committee recessed Mr.
Hanecy asked if the Tribune engaged Al
fred Austrian for Its counsel In the Whlte
Lorimer matter because of any close rela
tion of Austrian's firm to the state's at
torney's office In Chicago, from which
many indictments in the matter had ema
nated. Mr. Keeley responded that Mr. Austrian
was employed by the Tribune as its counsel
long before, the White confession or the
Lorimer election ever came up.
How Governor Altgeld pardoned former
Cashier Louis A. Hlllyer of the Chicago
Tribune, convicted of embezzlement, and
the claim that knowledge of undervalua
tion of the Tribune's property for assess
ment purposes might have been a factor
in the young man's fall, figured at the
outset of the hearing today. Attorney
Hanecy, for Lorimer, continued the cross
examination of James Keeley, general
manager of the Tribune. He submitted In
evidence the Hlllyer pardon, in which the
governor said the cashsler's moral courage
might have been weakened by seeing that
the Tribune failed to pay by about 826,000
a year enough rent for school lands It 00
cupled and also that it undervalued Its
property so that It paid 832,000 a year too
little In taxes.
Lorimer Bank Article.
The Tribune's printing of an article about
the opening of "Lorimer's bank" at the
end of the White confession story was
Mr. Keeley Insisted that the juxtaposition
of the Lorimer bank item and the White
story was accidental, that the former was
picked from another "galley" In the
"makeup" room In order to "fit the hole
In the page" and not because of tha sub
Mr. Hanecy asked about the sending out
of detectives and reporters "to strengthen"
the White story.
"We did not send them out to 'strengthen'
the story, and I have not said so. It was
to Investigate it."
"Well, you put It any way you want it.
'Strengthen,' 'corroborate' and 'Investigate'
are synonyms in this case. Analyse, parse
and diagram them, if you want to."
Not After Lorimer.
Another clash occurred when Hanecy
asked Keeley If lie was "after" Lorimer
rather than Lee O'Neill Brown,
"I was not 'after' Lorimer," Keeley ex
plained. "I believe that Senator Lorimer
was not in his position In the United
States senate by legal and proper means."
"Did you ever study law?"
"No, but I have studied civic honesty."
"Would you mind telling us whereT"
"Not In association with you."
Such a roar of laughter from spectators
filled the room that Senator Fletcher de
clared there must be no more such dis
turbances. "Thank you," replied Hanecy, addressing
Keeley. "I am exceedingly pleased for ex
onerating me from that kind of civlo hon
esty." Many questions were asked the witness
about "men being killed and maimed" in
the Tribune offloa.
Mr. Keeley said men had been hurt, but
dented it was a lawless place.
"Come on In; the Water's Fine!"
Both Wool Bills
Will Be Defeated
in the Senate
Senators Crane and Smoot Say Upper
" House Will Reject Democratic
r- ,. and La Follette Measures. , ,. .
WASHINGTON, July 26. Information
came to'. President Taft today from re
publican senate readers that he need have
no anxiety over the possibility of action
at this session of congress on a bill revis
ing the wool schedule of the present tariff.
Senators Smoot of Utah and Crane ot
Massachusetts, who talked with the presi
dent today, predicted the adjournment of
congress August 10 with all bills proposing
to revise the wool schedule defeated.
Rumors from the capltol, however, that
an attempt would be made by Insurgent
senators to tack an amendment revising
the wool schedule on the farmers' free list
bill. Wool Is voted on In the senate to
morrow. The farmers' free list comes up
According to the regular senate leaders
the La Follette wool bill will not be sup
ported by the democrats and the demo
cratic house wool bill cannot be accepted
by the Insurgents. The insurgents plan,
however. It was said today, to get the
farmers' free list bill with the amendment
for wool revision into conference with the
aid of the democrats and out of the con
ference they hope to get a compromise
"Both tha La Follette bill and the house
bill will be defeated In the senate," de
clared Senator Smoot. "We will adjourn
August 10 without touching the wool sched
ule." The new cotton tariff bill approved yes
terday by the democratlo caucus was In
troduced In the house today by Representa
tive Underwood and referred to the ways
and means committee, of which he Is chair
man. Discussion of the bill will begin to
morrow. New York Legalizes
Boxing and Sparring
Governor Diz Signs Bill Creating a
Commission to Regulate
. Ring Contests.
ALBANY, N. Y.. July 26.-Ths bill es
tablishing a state athletic commission to
regulate boxing and sparring matches was
signed today by Glverpor Dlx.
The commission, appointed by the gov
ernor, will consist of three members of
whom two must be residents of New Tork
City. Any club, corporation or association
conducting boxing or sparring exhibitions
must secure a license from the commis
sion, which Is to be forfeited In the event
of any sham or fake exhibitions being
given. No matches shall go more than
ten rounds and the contestants shall wear
gloves weighing at least eight ounces.
Each club or association giving boxing
matches must file a bond in the sum of
$10,000 with the state comptroller and the
latter is authorized to collect a tax of 6
per cent of the total gross receipts from
the sale of tickets to such exhibition. The
commission Is to report annually to the
The new law goes Into effect Immediately.
WILL PROSECUTE SHOE
Evidence Collected Will Be Prose
ented by Federal Grand Jnry
BOSTON, July 26. As the result of an
investigation of the United Shoo Machin
ery company by Special Assistant Attorney
General Gregg, fur the Department of Jus
tice, Attorney General Wickersham today
directed United States District Attorney
Asa P. French and Mr. Gregg to present
to the federal grand Jury the evidence ob
tained. A special session of the jury has
been called for August I
DIPLOMATS TALK IN LONDON
Situation in Morocco Rapidly Nearing
FRANCE AND BRITAIN IN CONCERT
Germany May Be Given Additional
Territory la West Africa, bnt Eng
lish Will Object to Extension
of Kaiser's Coast Line.
LONDON, July. 26. That Germany will
get compensation' In South Africa as a re
sult of Its descent on Agadlr and in re
turn for the free hand which France Is
seeking in Morocco is conceded here, but It
is also clear that Great Britain Is not
going to permit the establishment of a
German naval baso on the west coast of
Africa If . It can prevent It.
Great Britain's great trade routes to
South America, South Africa, India and
the far east all pass within striking dis
tance of Agadlr, Morocco, and generations
of British statesmen have maintained that
to allow a possibly hostile power to estab
lish Itself on the flank of these lines of
communication would be a vital menace to
There will be, however, no objection here
bo France giving compensation in the
shape of a rectification of the Karaum
(German) and French Congo boundary pro
vided that it does not Include a change ot
ownership of the coast line detrimental to
The activity of the Foreign office today
was again marked. The Indications point
to the near approach of a stage where the
crisis either will become acutely virulent
or begin to dissolve. The composition of
the group of ministers actively handling
the situation Premier Asqulth, Sir Ed
ward Grey, secretary of foreign affairs,
and Chancellor Lloyd-George, the latter
representing the radicals of the cabinet
shows that the British government is solid,
while the fact that Sir Francis Bertie, the
British ambassador to France, and Paul
Cambon, the French ambassador at Lon
don, have been called Into conference
proves the continued solidarity ot the
King Alfonso, too, appeared on the scene
today, having arrived at Portsmouth on
the Spanish royal yacht Olraldl and Im
mediately came to London, where he con
ferred with Sir Edward Grey.
King George is remaining in town and
messengers' pass frequently between Buck
ingham palace and the Foreign office.
Unless an arrangement Is reached in the
meantime the Atlantic fleet, the projected
visit of which to Norway was cancelled
yesterday, will be sent back, probably to
Its baso at Gibraltar, at the end of the
French Minister Is Silent.
PARIS, July 26,-The foreign office, ad
hering to Its pact with the German foreign
office, refrains from all communications
to the press regarding the Franco-German
negotiations, but it is understood here that
the situation Is very unsatisfactory. The
status of the negotiations might also be
described as a deadlock.
BERLIN, July 26.-No Immediate cause
of uneasiness regarding the Moroccan af
fair exists, according to statements made
today In all diplomatic quarters most di
rectly Interested, but the war scare Is felt
by the press and publlo which are In the
dark as to the status of the Franco-Ger-man
negotiations and are affected by for
THOMAS GRAY IS KILLED
One ot Wealthy and Beat Knewa Men
of Northern Io Dead In
MASON CITT, la., July 26. (Special
Telegram.) Thomas Gray, one of the
wealthiest and best known men of north
ern Iowa, was killed today in an auto ac
cident His car turned turtle and he and
Dr. W. T. Weston of Colfax were pinned
beneath. Oray was strangled to death
before he Could be extricated. Weston
was not seriously hurt. Tha accident oc
curred nine miles north of Biitt Gray
was a resident of Wastry.
STORY TOLD THE
, SENATEBY TAFT
President Sends Special Message in
Connection with the Alaskan
Land Grant Affair.
SUBMITS MAPS AND REPORTS
Document Which Describes Conditions
is Amply Illustrated.
PROCEEDINGS REGULAR AND OPEN
President Personally Responsible for
Enlargement of Elimination.
NO CHANCE FOR MONOPOLY
Control of Terminal Facilities on Bay
Not Possible Under Order.
"DICK TO DICK" FABRICATION
Postscript Unoted by MaHiliie
Writer Did ot Appear on Letter,
Nor Did Ilalllnaer Ever See
WASHINGTON, July 26. President Taft
Sent a special message to the senate to
day shouldering full responsibility for
opening for settlement and development
12,800 acres of the Chugach national forest
reserve In Alaska, an Incident which has
become to be known as the "Controller
bay affair." In concluding he brands tha
now famous "Dick to Dick" postscript as
a "wicked fabrication" and says that
Charles P. Taft, whose name appeared In
the alleged postscript, "has no Interest In '
Alaska, never had, and knows nothing of
the circumstances connected with this
transaction." Moreover, the president
adds. Ills brother does not even remember
thHt he ever met Richard 8. Ryan, repre
senting the Controller Railway & Naviga
As fur eliminating the land In question
from the reserve, the president Bays that
there Is no danger of the Controller Rail
way and Navigation company or any other
Interests monopolizing the field, and noth
ing to show that this company Is In any
way connected with the Morgan-Guggenheim
interests. Hence he believes that in
eliminating the land he has acted for tha
best Interests of the nation.
"I wish to be as specific as possible upon
this point," says the president In his mes
sage, "and to say that I alone ar respon
sible for the enlargement ot tha proposed
elimination from 320 acres to 12,800 acres,
and that I proposed the change and stated
my reasons therefor. ' The thing which tha
Territory of ' Alaska needs is development,
and where lights and franchises can be
properly granted to encourage Investment
and construct a railroad without conferring
exclusive privileges, I believe It to be In '
accordance with good policy to grant
Maps and Reports.
Accompanying the president's message
are documents, reports and maps bearing
on the case, as requested from him by a
senate resolution of June 27 last. "I deem
it wise," says the message, "to accom
panying the submission of these documents
with a statement In narrative form of tha
action of the administration with the rea
sons therefor." Here follows a description
of Controller bay and environs and a map
showing the effect of withdrawing the
much mooted 12,800 acres from the reserve.
The president then takes up tho thread of
his narrative as concerns the events that
precipitated the controversy.
He relates how Ryan, representing tha
Controller Railway and Navigation com
pany, applied in 1909 for the elimination of
a tract to enable this company to secure
railroad terminals, etc. The application
was referred to the forestry bureau and
then to the Navy department with a view
that perhaps the navy desired to ubs Con
troller bay as a reservation. The forestry
interests found no objection to the elimina
tion of tho tract indicated, "or Indeed," as
the president writes, "to the elimination of
1ft Ann a rp. In tha nnfthwMl ahtr nf Pnn
troller bay." ,
The Navy department's answer - was
"negative" says the president, and after
the matter had been considered by tha
secretary of agriculture, by the seceretary
of the Interior, and the general land office,
a recommendation was made to him that
320 acres with a frontage of 160 rods on
the northwest shore of Controller bay ba
thrown open. A formal order to this ef
fect was finally submitted to him in Oc
tober, 1910, but when the matter came be
fore the cabinet late In that month ha
found objection to It. His reasons for tak
ing this stand he explains In his message
in part as follows:
Why Tract Was Enlarged.
"I expressed dissatisfaction with the or
der because It purported on Its face to
make the elimination for the benefit of (8
railroad company of a tract of land which .
the company could not by lawful entry,
secure, for It was a tract 320 acres In quoj
body when only 160 acres could thus ba
acuulred. In the second Place. I Dreferred
to make a much larger elimination of a
tract facing the entire channel, and with
sufficient room for a terminal, railway
town. I was willing to do this because I .
found the restrictions in the law sufficient '
to prevent the possibility of any monopoly
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