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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. FRIDAY, rARCTT 15, 1912.
Conserving Power Sites
Washington. March 15. Concentra
tion of control over watT power by
large Interests In important localities
Is increasing so rapidly that Herbert
Knox Smith, commissioner of corpora
tions, has reported to President Taft
that the government ihould preserve
title to the remaining vomer sites and
develop them to prevent a possible mo
nopolization of public utility compa
nies. A full report of the commis
sioner's Investigation of water power
development was presented to the
Commissioner Smith directs partic
ular attention to the increasing afflli
atlca of water power concerns and
public service agencies, such as street
railway and lighting corporations, and
oftentimes hanks as well. The con
nection between such concerns he re
gards of serious public significance.
The concentration of control over
water powers, the commissioner de
clares, Is exercised partly by direct
ownership of stock, but mainly
through Interlocking directorates.
The rapidly increasing concentration
of wafer power control about which
the commissioner bounds a warning
ed, with resultant growing community
of Interests. In this connection the
commissioner's report says:
"In this maze of interrelationships,
ranging from practically joint control
down to personal association In com-
j mon directorates, is clearly revealed
the drift of water power and public
utility corporations under the control
! of a few very powerful interests,
j These cmnections. some stronger and
j some weaker, suggest a favorable con
j ditlon for a very small number of men
; to consolidate very large Interests
whenever they may decide it to their
advantage to do so. This interlock
ing of Interests through directors,
while not necessarily indicating a pur
pose of monopoly, certainly affords an
Incentive and a means to combination."
Mr. Smith, urging the immediate
formulation of a definite policy of de
veloping the remaining water power
sites on the public domain, recom
mends generally speaking that the
government retain the ultimate con
trol of these sites. They should be
developed at once, he declares, not
only to conserve the fuel supply of
the country, but because they are fast
imu fh sites at a rental fairly rep-
wentlne its natural value. ine com
missioner favors the rental system.
The water power of the country, de
veloped and practically, capable of de
velopment at this time, probably does
net exceed 25.000,000 horsepower, Mr.
Smith savs. The total developed
water power today is about, 6.000.000
horsepower. The total stationary
power used in the United States
steam, water and gas is probably
over 30,000,000 horsepower. '
The bureau of corporations. In its
investigations, found concentration of
water powers, according to the report,
in three distinct phases. First there
was a neutralization of control In
each important locality; secondly,
large Interests influenced a number of
these local concerns, and finally there
was found a growing relationship
among the big Interests.
"In California six great power cor
porations, of which the most impor
tant is the Pacific Gas and Electric
company (with 11S.343 horsepower),
together control 375,000 horsepower
over SO per cent of all the developed
water power In the state," Mr. Smith
says in discussing local concentration.
"In Washington two companies con
trol 210,000 horsepower, or about "0
per cent of all developed water pow er.
"In South Carolina, the Southern
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The 3ee Hibe
Cor, Second and "Brady Sts.
der their influence S87.OO0 horsepower
Carrying the community of interest
to a wider range, the report continues,
these great groups show more or less
relationship with each other. "The
two greatest, the General Electric and
the Stone and Webster groups, have
directors in a number of the same
corporations." it is added,, "and the
S. Morgan Smith, Westinghouse and
Brady interests are similarly connected."
eral Electric company men who are
officers or directors in that company,
or of its three wholly controlled sub
sidiaries, are also officers and direc
tors in many other corporations.
These other companies, with their
subsidiaries, and with the General
Electric and its subsidiaries, make a
far-reaching group thus interconnected
by active personal and financial re
lationship. "This cne group of interrelationships
controls or influences 24 corporations
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Tbeae photographs are among- the first received In this country since the 3tr.rt of the great English coal
miner' atrlke. which has bred unret among miners of other countries until a world-wide f lei shortage la
raw threatened. Tha lower plctura shows a group of children of the Mosely miners. Their lot will be the
hardaat If tba strlka continues.
may become, he says, the nucleus for
a monopoly of both water and steam
power. If the water power cannot
meet the eiitiro demand of a given
locality he points out that the owners
can acquire auxiliary fuel plants and
handle water and fuel power over the
same distributing lines and thus a com
plete commercial power monopoly
might gradually be built ur In fact,
already exists in a number of com
munities. Ten great groups of Interests, with
the General Electric company as the
most powerful, are declared by Com
missioner Smith to control or strong
l Influence about Ci per cent of the
developed commercial water power of
the I'nlted States. These ten groups
themselves are more or less interrelat-
passlng into private control. It Is
estimated that the water power now
in us? saves 33.000.i00 tons of coal
annually and. Mr. Smith adds, the.
water power resource is not expended
In its using.
The problem of development, the
commissioner continues, canuot be
solved by fixing by law the selling
price of water power by ,'tself. which.
in any event, will be controlled, by
the cost of fuel power. Recognizing
that the most efficient use of water
power requires a considerable degree
of unified control, the, commissioner
makes this recommendation for the
development of public water powers:
"The public can either develop and
operate the sites, selling the energy
at market rates, or the public may
Discussing "an Increasing affiliation i that operate hydroelectric plants, over
of water power concerns and public j 50 public service corporations, not
service companies," the commissioner ; counting as many other minor sub
says: j sidlaries; more than a dozen railroads;
"The companies in the General Elec-j numerous industrial corporations; and,
trie group control street railways in finally over 50 banks and financial
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Power company owns about 101.000
horsepower, or 75 per cent of the
total commercially developed with 73,-
000 horsepower undeveloped.
"In the southern peninsula of Mich
igan, the Commonwealth Power, Rail
way and Light company controls 52,-
011O horsepower, or 73 per cent of the
commercially developed, together with
probably 71,000 horsepower more undeveloped.
"Practically similar conditions exist
In Montana. Colorado, Georgia and at
More important than this local cen
tralization, the commissioner declares,
are the operations of ten large groups
of Interests which possess control or
Influence over 1.821i)00 developed
horsepower, about 60 per cent of the
commercial water power in the
United States together with 1,449,000
The General Electric Interests the
report declares control or- Influence
939,000 horsepower of developed water
power in IS different states and 640,
000 horsepower of undeveloped re
sources, a grand total of over a mil
lion and a half horsepower. "Next
are the Stone and Webster interests,"
the report continues, "which either
own or strongly Influence 278,000
horsepower chiefly In connection with
public service concerns. They exer
cise control, largely through manage
ment rather than ownership, over 55
or 60 companies. Eight have water
power, the largest being on the Mis
sissippi river and In the Puget sound
"The other gronps are the Hydraulic
Power company of Niagara Falls, 144,
000 horsepower; the Pacific Gas and
Electric company, with over 11S.000
horsepower developed and the dom
inating factor in a large portion of
California; the group known as the
ests. 104.000 horsepower. largely dom
inating the water power situation in
Michigan and bJbo active In Maine
aud Oregon: the Southern Power com
pany, 101,000 horsepower which owns
the great bulk of the commercially
developed power in South Carolina;
the S. Morgan Smith interests (Geor
gia). 76.000 horsepower; the 3rady
interest (Tennessee). 70,000 horse
power; the United Missouri River
Power company, 65.000 horsepower,
which with the Butte Electric Power
company (General Electric group)
practically dominates the power situa
tion in Montana; and the Telluride
Power company (Colorado, Idaho and
Utah, 56.000 horsepower. The last
named cine interests also Include un-
16 towns, electric lighting plants in
78, and gas plants in 19. Altogether,
water power or allied companies own
or control and operate street railways
in 111 towns, electric lighting plants
in 669 towns and gas plants in 113
"The reasons for this are obvious.
Control of the chief consumers of
power both insures a market for
power and excludes others. This con
nection between great power groups
and the agencies that directly serve
the public is of serious public significance."
Regarding interlocking directorates,
Mr. Smith says:
"A more general relationship, of a
sort not peculiar to water power, but
nevertheless of broad public signifi
cance, is best illustrated in the Gen-
houses, many of them in the first rank
of importance. About 20 General Elec
tric men in all constitute most of this
chain of connection, three of those be
ing members of the firm of J. P. Mor
gan & Co., which is generally regard
ed as the dominant interest in the
General Electric company. These
connections in no sense always mean
control by the General Electric com
pany, or even identity of policy. They
do, however, mean a striking degree
of community cf interest."
Jerry Cromley to Silas S. Baker, lots
15 and 16, block 1, village of Reynolds,
Lizzie Healy White to Nels Ander
son, part lot 8, 'block 65, Lower addi
tion, Rock Island, $750.-
Louis and John Weckel to Charles
Steinhagen, lot" 10, Weckels' camping
ground, South Moline, ?200.
Arthur Bishop to William Bishop,
lots 15 and 17, Arenschield's second ad
dition, Pleasant.Vlew, $600.
Edward T. McRoberts to William and
Arthur Bishop, southeast quarter, sec
tion 9, 19, 2e, $20,000.
Bengt C. Wassell to John ilcRob
erts, tract in section 24, 19, le, $S,400.
Daniel Eipper to W. A. Speed, part
outlot 2, Silvls. $56.25.
W. A. Speed to Thomas W. Wand
less, part outlot 2, Silvis. $2,550.
Lars P. Nielsen to Daniel H. Denk,
lot S, block 2, Nielsen's sub-division,
Daniel H. Dank to Linda C. Ring,
lot 8, block 2, Nlel3?n 3 sub-aivlEion.
Joseph L. Haas, by master, to Andres
J. Ferns, south half, south half, north
east quarter, section SO, 16, 2w, (mas
ters' deed), 5.G JO.
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Subscribers on a certain line of
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