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WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 26, 1911.
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COAL LAND CLAIMS
IN ALASKA LOST BY
Prominent Men Affected by Canceling of the Famous Alaskan Coal Claims
WALTER L. FISHER.
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Possibility cf Term in Prison
Looms Up in Con
REPORT TO WRIGHT
Lawyers Appointed by Judge As
sert Their Belief in Guilt of
"Guilty of contempt of court," with
a suggestion that they apologize to
the court, Is the unanimous verdict
submitted today against President
Samuel Gompers, Vice President
John Mitchell, and Secretary Frank
Morrison, of the American Federa
tion of Labor, to Justice Daniel Thew
"Wright, of the District Supreme
Court, by the special committee ap
pointed to inquire into the action of
the labor leaders in connection with
their boycott of the Bucks Stove and
Range Company, of St Louis.
Immediately following his receipt
of the committee's report this morn
ing, Justice Wright, in Criminal
Court, No. 1, isued a rule against
the three labor leaders ordering
them to show cause by Monday, July
17, why they should not not be ad
Judged In contempt of court and pun
ished, as recommended by the spe
Can Escape Sentence.
If Gompers and his co-defendants fol
low the sugxrestlon of the committee
that they apologize to the court, purg
ing themselves of contempt. It Is be
lieved they will escape being sentenced
to Jail, as they were, a.yearflcp.. pyAfciui exhibited by certain,' Senators in
'.Tiistim "W riihL whose decision in that I ., . . i.i. iv,. it u-nuM
"Justice "W right, whose decUlon In that
case was set aside May 15 by the Unit
ed States Supreme Court.
Trial of the American Federation of
ficials upon the contempt charges prob
ably will be held this fall. Justice
Wright announced tMs morning from
the bench that Chief Justice Clabaugh
and all other Justice of the District
Supreme Court will 3lt with him at the
trial and participate In the determina
tion of the court, but Justice Wright
will determine any penalty to be im
posed. The special investigation com
mittee Mill act as prosecutors of the
labor leaders at the trial, as represent
atives of the court.
J. J. Darlington, of Washington;
James M. Bfcck, of New York, and Dan
iel Davrnport. of Bridspport, Conn., are
the committee members, who were ap
pointed Mar 16 bv Justice Wright. They
formerly appeared against the labor
leaders as representatives of the Bucks
Stove and Range Company, in the civil
and contempt cases against the Amer
ican Federation officials.
The report of the committee, submit
ted to Justice Wright at 10:15 o'clock
this morning in Criminal Court No. 1 by
J. J Darlington, chairman of the com
mittee, comprises forty-nine typewritten
Sages, of which twenty-two pages are
evoted to Gompers' arraignment, four
teen pages to Mitchell, and thirteen
pages to Morrison.
Are Guilty of Contempt.
Concluding Its report, the committee
"Each and every of the foregoing
Sublicatlons, statements, and acts was
i wilful violaUon of the injunction de
cree of this court, was done for the pur
pose of Inducing others to disregard and
violate the Injunction of this court, and
thereby to defeat it, and In each of the
said publications, statements, and acts,
the said Samuel Gompers, John Mitchell,
and Frank Morrison are guilty or con-
tempt of the court, and have subjected
themselves to due punishment therefor.
With regard to each of the acts, state
ments, and publications, the defendants
asserted, and it may- be believed, that
the injunction was not binding upon
them fho renort savs. because they
claimed the constitutional rights of frea
speech ana tree press.
xnis conienuun, wic ch. djo,
"has been determined by the united
,. Rimrntno Court In be unfounded.
Tkt the defendant "be prepared to
make such due acknowledgement, apol
ogy, and assurance of future submission
to the court as may sufficiently answer
the necessary purpose of vindicating its
autVority, and that of the law. is the
reco imendatlon of the committee.
"Should such acknowledgement, apol
ogy, and submission not be forthcom
ing' the report concludes, "after due
notice and opportunity, the course
necessary to be pursued to maintain its
dignity and due respect for and obedi
ence to the law. Is respectfuly submit
ted to the court for Its consideration.
All of the former contempt charges
against Gompers. Mitchell, and Morri
son, upon which they were sentenced
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Continued unsettled weather with oc
casional showers, tonight or Tuesday.
TJ. S. BUREAU.
8 a. m 74
9 a. m 77
10 a. m 79
11 a. m 80
II noon SI
1 p. m 82
2 p. m S3
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9 a. m fC
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12 noon 90
lp. m 92
2 p. m...: S3
TIDE TABLE. I
Todav High tide. 7:32 a. m. and 8:07
p. m. Low tide, 1:22 a. m. and 2:20 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 8:27 a. m. and
9:08 p. m. Low tide. 2:20 a. m. and 3:13
Sun rites 4:34 I Sun Bets.
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Remarkable Document From
His Chicago Friends Is
remarkable document was present
ed to the Senate today by Vice Presl
flpnt Sherman In the form of a protest
against the second investigation of the
Lorimer case. It emooaiea resolutions
adopted at a mass meeUng of friends
r Qanotn tftrimur In Chlcaco a. few
days ago. In the resoluUons was this i
"Wn nrotest airalnst the malice and.
inis case nua wo um ' w.
be more becoming to the dignity of the
Senate If all Senators should at least
appear to be possessed of open and un
biased minds and feelings."
Funk Tells Committee
What He Knows About
Lorimer "Slush Fund"
Widely celebrated for his interview
regarding the Lorimer "slush" fund,
Krank S. Funk, general manager of the
Harvester trust, appeared before the
Lorimer investigating committee today.
Funk responded to questions concisely.
"Do you have charge of anv political
activities?" asked Attorney Marble, of
the committees counsel.
"Being responsible for the business, I
keep an eye on political activities that
affect the interests of the company, but
that Is not much," said Fuuk. "In
formation as to this legislation comes
through the newspapers and from our
agents throughout the country. The
International Harvester Company never
has lobbied before a legislature or Con
cress. "Did the company have attorneys at
"Yes," answered Funk.
"What is the difference between lob
byists and Attorneys before a legisla
ture?" asked Marble.
"A lobbyist lobbies and an attorney
takes caie of matters in a legitimate
way. The company has never dis
tributed money for legislative pur
poses." ., ,,
"Do you know Lorimer personally?
"Yes. I met him about eighteen
nho aon in the Wlllard Hotel in
Washington. I was speaking with a
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lt " .&a upstairs, and he wanted us
XlltlCB filUU UUt
1" ... ,im t looked out ol a window,
waiting for my friend to answer, and
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Spending $50,000 on Addition to
Home South of Dupont
It became known this afternoon that
the real plans which are being carried
out by the Edaon Bradleys In the large
addition they are making to their resi
dence south of Dupont Circle are the
building of a $50,000 private theater.
Recently a large plot of ground ad-
Joining their residence on the south was
purchased and contracts were let for
what was generally supposed to be an
addition to their already large home.
But these plans are now disclosed to be
those of a large theater building, where
private theatricals and entertainments
can be staged and given.
The theater will be a novelty for
Washington, for the only thing like it Is
the Playhouse, which Is not a purely
White Sulphur Springs.
Old patrons "will be delighted with, and
new ones will appreciate the modern
Improvements made during past twelve
months. Under management of Mr.
Adams, of Old Point Comfort. Call at
C. & O. Offices for booklets. AdYt.
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ROOT lEinr FISHER PRBRISES
IN SENATE SPEECR
Wyoming Senator Says Up
per Body Is "Getting to
Be an Echo."
Whel nthe Senate tok up the Root
amendment to the reciprocity bill this
afternoon, under agreement to vote on
It before adjournment today. Senator
Clark of Wyoming, one of the Repub
licans of the Finance Committee, made
a speech in favor of the amendment,
which, as is well understood. Is doomed
Senator Clark, who is a standpat Re
publican, was bitter in his tone, as he
advocated the Root amendment and
assailed the reciprocity measure. He
declared the reclporclty agreement was
the beginning of the end of the protec
He declared that if the bill was to
pass he wanted it made as good as
possible, and he had yet to hear one
god reason why the Root amendment
should not be adopted. He then at
tacked by inference the position of the
President that the agreement should
not be amended. -
"That a Republican Senate must take
a bill, prepared and passed by a Dem
ocratic House, In th-s faco of the oppo
sition of a majority of lRpubllcans In
the House, is not a sonclui-Ive or per
suasive argument to mv mind," said
Scuator Clark. "When the Senate shall
. fay 1r.cn tt PHqDWt tO itself aS tO
sav that It will not amend a bill for
good, we simply become an echo.
He charged that the agreement was
"distinctly Democratic." and he wanted
to nut seme Republicanism In 1L
Prior to the opening or the debate.
Senator Cummins gave notice he would
sneak on his amendments to reciproc-
Senator Penrose, chairman of the Sen
ate Committee on Finance, called on the
President early this afternoon, and dis
cussed reciprocity with him. As he left
the White House, the Senator said:
"Reciprocity is In a stronger position
than ever, as a result of the activity of
the Insurgents. I have no fear what
ever that we will be unable to put this
bill through as It now stands. I look
for a vote on it by August 1st, but
Col. Daniel Read Lamed,
Civil War Veteran, Dead
Lieut Col. Daniel Read Lamed, U. S.
A., retired, eighty-two years old, died at
his apartments at the Westmoreland
early this morning. The funeral ar
rangements are not yet completed.
Colonel Larned was born In Connecti
cut and was a veteran of the civil war,
during which he served as a member of
the staff of General Burnside. He en
tered the pay department of the army
in 1879. Since his retirement, in 1894, he
had made his home here.
Colonel Larned was a member of the
Ninth Army Corps, the Union League
Club, of New York City; the Loyal Le
gion, and the Army and Navy Club, of
ACTION TO RELIEVE
DANGER FROi FIRE
Interior Secretary Says He'll
Secretary of the Interior Fisher
aid today that his department was
going to do all It could to protect Its
employes approximately 1,800 in the
Patent and General Land Offices from
fire dangers. '
It is the Inevitable money question
that opposes progress. There Is no
appropriation that can be utilized.
Secretary Fisher said. Until the
money question can be answered w.
some degree of satisfaction there Is
nothing, he said, that the Interior De
partment officials can do except wait
and he pa careful a.q possible.
It was said at the Capitol that the
rules of the Democratic caucus, wnicn
forbade all except certain classes of
legislation to be considered by the ma
jority of the House and, thus by Con
gressprobably would not be let down
even for such matters of apparent
emergency as the dangerous conditions
at the office of tho Interior Department.
Take The Times On Your
Far from the madding crowd, the
auto and the cars:
Far from the vender's cry. and organ-
ette that Jars: .- .
Far from the ao-called friend wone
than open foe;
To some secluded epot for entire rest
hide away from "Care,
"Habit" holds us aear.
And evening' curtains scarcely fall
ere we wUh the papers near.
What of the stocks and bonds? Who
won the baseball game?
Is Washington anywhere near the top.
or losing just the eameT
Is Congress still at work? Have wom
en got .their vote? .v,..
You fume and fuss and fret; they've
surely "got your goat.'
Now comes the magic cure that fives
vacation zest: ,.,
Before you go send JO cents: The
Times' will go me resi.
30 CENTS A MONTH.
(Dolly and Snnday.)
Call Tho Times Circulation Dept.
Can you write a better jingle
than that frinted above? Jf you
can, send it to the Vacation Edi
tor, The Tims, and if it appears
in The Times he wiU send you a
SHOT BY POLiGEMAN
Neighborhood of Maryland
Avenue Northeast Suffers
Reign of Terror.
Snapping at men and women on .the
street, and giving every evidence of
rabies, a small white fox terrier dog
trotted out Maryland avenue northeast
this morning, spreading terror among
the residents of that section, and inflict
ing Injuries on three people before Bi
cycle Policeman Dellamlco corrtlled the
animal and killed it at Fifteenth and H
Those injured by the dog are Georga
H. Maisack. twenty years old. of the
Park apartment house, who was bitten
on the loft leg; William W. Wythe, of
1236 Bladensburg road, bitten on the left
leg, and Clarence SewelL a negro, of 1117
Sixteenth street. The two white men
were taken to Casualty Hospital for
treatment, while the negro went to
The dog appeared on Maryland ave
nue near Eighth street shortly before
7 o'clock. Maisack encountered him
near that place. When the dog snap
ped at him. Maisack beat him off and
the dog ran eastward.
About that time some one telephoned
to tho Ninth precinct station that a
mad dog was upon the streets, and
Policeman Dellamlco mounted his
wheel and went in pursuit. Before he
located the animal, however, the dog
had attacked Wythe while he was near
the old toll gate at Fifteenth and H
streets and had also bitten Sewell.
In the mean ttlme several people who
were on the street had taken up the
chase with the cry of "Mad dog!" and
Dellamlco had no difficulty in following
the course taken by the dog. He Anally
cornered him near Fifteenth street, on
the Bladensburg road, and shot him.
The dog was without collar, tag or
Taft Nominatese Two
For Board of Charities
President Taft today nominated
Myer Cohen and George E. Hamilton,
of this city, to be members of the
Board of Charities for the District
of Columbia. Both of these citizens
are well known. Their nominations,
which went to the Senate, will be
referred to District Committee for
Bill to Widen Avenue
Senator Gallinger introduced & bill
today for the widening of Wisconsin
avenuo from Edmunds street to the
Naval Observatory grounds. The ob
ject of the proposed widening is to per
mit the placing of the street railway
tracks In that part of the city in the
center of the street, with ample road
way on each side.
Thousands in Damages
Asked by Injured Woman
Suit for $20,000 damages for personal
Injuries was filed against tha Capital
Traction Company today by Mary B.
Amato, who declares that while riding
one one of the company's cars on March
25, she was thrown out and Injured
when the car stopped BUddenIyat Sev
enth and O streets northwest.
Canceled by Land Office Practically bSec-
retary Fisher's Order Ending
REPUDIATION OF BALLINGER
AND VICTORY FOR PINCHOT
Decision in Alaska,
Plnchot-Ballin&er fend ends with a complete Tlndlcation for foraer
Guggenheim effort to grab dominating section of Alaska's greatest
coal Geld is defeated.
The thirty-three Cunningahm claims, containing $500,000,000 -worth of
coal, are restored to the public domain.
Long fight of the Administration to sustain tho former Secretary of
the Interior ends in complete repudiation of his policy. .
Pinchot, GlaTis, Price, Shaw, and Kirby, irho ivero dismissed for
making the fight against Ballingcr, are sustained by the ruling.
Hundreds of other coal claims, suspected of being taken In the
Guggenheim interest, will be passed on as soon as possible.
By JTJDSON C. WELLIVER.
The Cunningham coal claims In the Bering river coal field of Alaska
were canceled today by Commissioner Dennett, of the General Land
Office, practically on the order of Secretary of the Interior Fisher.
The Balllnger-Pinchot feud is ended, after two years of fighting and
scandal, with a complete victory for Pinchot, repudiation for the Balllnger
regime, and defeat for the Guggenheim syndicate's effort to grab the
richest coal field in Alaska.
The immediate effect of today's decision Is to cancel the entries of
Clarence Cunningham and associates to thirty-three claims, aggregating
5,250 acres, In the heart of the Bering coal field. These claims covered
not only the heart of the field, but its richest parts. In the ownership
of the Guggenhelms, who control also the railroad and the seaports
which provide transportation, their ownership, would have given the
Guggenheim syndicate complete contror of the entire field, one of the
richest in the world.
DECISION MAKES THEIR OPTION WORTHLESS.
The Cunningham claims were optioned
In 1907 to Daniel Guggenheim. The op
tion is now in force. It provides that
whenever the Cunningham claimants
get their patents, a $3,000,000 company Is
to be formed; the Guggenhelms getting
half the stock for J25O.O0O. and with It
the exclusive right for twenty-five
years to buy the coal output at 12.25 per
ton. The coal for the Guggenheim rail
read's use, however, is to be sold at
J1.75 per ton.
Today's decision renders this option
worthless. The Cunningham claimants
will never get patents, therefore, can
not turn their lands over to Guggen
helms. It Is understood that the claim
ants will appeal to the courts; but as
the findings of fact by the Interior De
partment are binding there is no ques
tion that today decision will be sus
tained In court.
In this situation, the Cunningham
claims are restored to tne unentered
body of the public domain. President
Taffs order withdrawing from entry
all Alaska coal lands becomes opera
tive. The lands will continue Immune
until this order Is revoked or Con
gress passes a new law for control
of these lands. '
There are now pending, however,
various other groups of Alaska coal
claims; all are under suspension, but
Secretary Fisher states that they will
be acted upon as soon as possible,
canceling those that are fraudulent,
and patenting those that are found
good. These claims practically coverj
the entire Katalla and Bering river
coal fields, and the general under
standing is that most of them are
headed directly toward the Guggen
LUNATIC MUST PAY
BIG BILL FOB BOARD
Out of Fortune That Frank Healy
Inherited,, District Will Col
lect Five Thousand.
Justice Gould, of the District Supreme
Court, today sustained a claim of the
District, amounting, with Interest, to
about $5,000, against the $200,000 fortune
inherited last Christmas Day by Frank
Healy, a patient at the Government
Hospital for tho Insane.
By this decision VHealy's guardian
must pay the board bill for the patient's
maintenance at St. Elizabeth's from hl3
$200,000 legacy since February 16, 1S93, at
the rate of $4.23 per week.
An appeal from Justice Gould's decis
ion will be taken to the District Court
of-Appeals by Healy's attorneys, Ralph
Hogan and D. W. Baker.
Justice Gould ,sald he would sustain
the District's claim both upon statutory
grounds and under the general author
ity of the equity courts over estates of
insane persons. Healy Is said to be
hopelessly Insane, unable to use or en
joy but a meager part of the Income
from bis Inheritance.'
Land Claims Case
helms, and if patented will presently
turn up among the assets of the Gug
As to these other claims, judgment
must not be formed from the action In
the Cunningham case. Political con
siderations made It utterly impossible
to give the Guggenhelms title to the
Cunningham lands, but President
Taft has been quoted as saying that
the Guggenhelms have Invested man
millions in Alaska and ought to have
a. chance to get something- back.
In any event, the Guggenheim con
trol of transportation makes It al
together probable that they will come
into control of the coal fields, be
cause the claimants who may finally
get the lands will be at the mercy of
the transportation interests.
How tremendous was the prize now
saved to the public, is suggested by the
fact that Stephen Birch, managing di
rector of the Guggenheim interests in
Alaska, last year told the Senate Terri
tories Committee that there was about
J5CO.000.OuO worth of coal in these thirty
three claims, and that thet e would bo
$100,000,000 of protfls for the people who
Billion In Sight
Add to this the testimony of Engineer
Storrs. of the same syndicate, that tWs
set of claims dominated the entire field,
with probably a billion dollars of
profits In sight for the mining and
marketing of the coal, and a concep
tion will be had of the significance of
the big struggle.
Big as has been the stake In prop
erty and wealth, the political aspects
of the long and bitter controversy have
been of even more tremendous signifi
cance. From the very beginnimc the Taft
administration has seemed determined
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IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate will defeat the Root amendment
Senator Gallinger Introduced bill to
widen Wisconsin avenue.
Lorimer committee examined Clarence
Report of Herbert D. Brown on retire
ment of civil service employes printed
as Senate document.
Representative Fitzgerald called up the
urgent deficiency bill, carrying $31,650
for the contingent fund of the House.
The Hardwlck committee continued its
investigation of the Sugar trust
Maj. Gen Leonard Wood was before
the committee investigating the "War
Representative Richardson of Alabama
intrduced a bill to prevent the mis
branding of patent medicines.
', White House Callers.
Brown, Neb. Crawford, S. D.
Warren Wvo. Kern. Ind.
Newlands. Nev. Overman, N. G.
Anthony, Kan. Lloyd, Mo
Campbell Kan. Drlscoll. N. T.
Bartholdt. Mo. Raker, Cal.
Dyer, Mo. Stevens, Minn.
Catlln, Mo. Brantley, Ga:
Former Governor Magoon.
yormer Representative Edwards, Ky.