SHALL THE SPECIAL INTEREST RULE?

Kittle, William

Shall the Special Interests Rule? By WILLIAM KITTLE V. Shall Alaska Become a MorRanhelin Daronyf 1. Founding- the House of Guggenheim. 2. The Guggenheims and the Smelter Trust. By Eugene P....

...His activity soon radiated from a little store...
...When the President was on his 13.000-mile trip, "swinging around the circle," he was joined at Salt Lake City by Mr...
...By 1910, along the backbone of the continent, they dominated the smelting industry, menaced the vast mining interests, elected one of their family to the United States Senate, and through the Presidency and government of Washington, began to move on the billions of mineral wealth of Alaska...
...You would have the people of Alaska bound hand and foot and the national resources in the hands of a few people...
...By B. B. Hampton in April and May, 1&10, Hampton's...
...The House of Morgan MOODY'S MAGAZINE for January, 1910, states that the single firm of J. P. Morgan and Company dominates $10,-000,000,060 in banking, insurance and industrial enterprises...
...What is known of that one per cent, added to what is known of a patch here and there, affords some basis for an estimate...
...1 6.S75,000,000 to $i,t .IIS,375,000,000 "These figures are not given as accurate...
...Hammond had been the mining expert of the Guggenheims who had vast interests in that territory...
...By 1881, the father and his four sons, Isaac, Daniel, Morris and Solomon, had made the House of Guggenheim the largest importer of Swiss laces in America...
...4. Shall Alaska Become a Morganheim Barony...
...Shall Alaska become a Mokcanheim Barony...
...750,000.000 to 1,1 25,000,000 Total...
...He repeatedly declared that the effect of the measure would be to turn over the vast opportunities of Alaskan development to the powerful Morgan-Guggenheim interests, which he charged were already strongly intrenched there...
...Hammond accompanied the party to Charleston and saw the President-elect on board ship...
...Hammond played golf almost daily with the President...
...Three other sons, Benjamin, Simon and William, as they grew up, were taken into the firm on equal terms with the others and thus was kept unbroken the solidarity of the House...
...Hammond who, "from that time for about thirty days traveled in Mr...
...His distinguishing characteristic was that of a uniformly good and willing spender...
...Founding the Home of Guggenheim IN the early 50's a Jewish boy of nineteen, Meyer Guggenheim, came from Langnau, Switzerland, to the United States...
...Hammond became a political-social factor at the capital...
...John Hays Hammond and President Taft JOHN HAYS HAMMOND was the mining expert of the Guggenheims at a salary of a million dollars a year...
...The President's bill granted to the Council of Nine, "franchises, privileges, and concessions, including the right of eminent domain...
...What lias Become of our Pure Food Law','" Samuel Hopkins Adams, in Hampton's, gave a startling account of the situation...
...Mr...
...Ballinger, the Secretary of the Interior, is on record for urging the appointment of a man as the head of the Reclamation Service whom he later urged, secretly, to enter the employment of the House of Morgan...
...He did that with other articles...
...At the national convention in Chicago, "he had fine headquarters in the Auditorium Annex...
...Gold, Flaeer...
...Hammond and his family were at Gloucester, about fifteen miles from Beverly...
...Under the title...
...Early in December, 1908, the President-elect went to Augusta, Georgia, and Mr...
...By 1901, these eight Guggenheims con-tiolled a $100,000,000 Smelting Trust and 80 per cent, of the silver output from Mexico to Alaska...
...5. Billions of Treasure...
...Billions of Treasure in Alaska ALFRED H. BROOKS of the United States Geological Sins vey states that only twenty per cent of Alaska has been surveyed and only one per cent, surveyed in detail...
...That winter, the Hammond family established a beautiful home at 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, in the center of the fashionable section of Washington, and immediately, Mr...
...In 1008, he announced his candidacy for vice-president on the Republican ticket...
...President Taft, appreciating highly the ability of his friend, offered to Mr...
...I beg the committee not to pass it...
...a corps of good entertainers...
...By George Kibbe Turner and John E. Lathrop in the January, 1910, McClure's...
...Failing to get the nomination, he promptly became an enthusiastic supporter of Taft...
...plenty of banners, bands, and other enthusiasm that can be organized...
...He put forward this man to protect the vast public interests and a little later urged him to advise Morgan and Company of mining rights and resources and railroad construction in Alaska...
...Of course these nine men would be confirmed by the Senate where Senators Guggenheim, Aldrich, Carter of Montana, Smoot of Utah, Hey burn of Idaho and others might possibly have something to say about the nine rulers of Alaska...
...When President Taft went to a summer home at Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1909, Mr...
...He had left the streets...
...Finally, he made the polish that he sold...
...That vast'wealth of Alaska belongs to all the people of the United States...
...Ballinger's relations with the House of Morgan through Perkins and with the House of Guggenheim through the Cunningham land claims, menace the great public interests which the Secietary of the Interior ought to guard...
...and, he adds, it would be conservative to multiply this figure by ten, or even a hundred.'' At $2 a ton, his lowest estimate would give a value of 30 billion dollars in coal alone...
...Marrying early, his first son, Isaac, was born in 1854 and the Guggenheim dynasty had begun...
...They are merely estimates...
...Taft's private car...
...It docs not belong to the House of Guggenheim or the House of Morgan...
...Next week Mr...
...1 $ 500,000,000 to $ 1,000,000,000 Gold, Lode...
...Ballinger had had intimate business relations with men who wished "to develop" Alaska, and Mr...
...When the President-elect left Georgia to take the steamship for his Panama trip, Mr...
...Hammond the post of minister to China...
...Hammond and his family appeared there at the same time...
...Judge Wickersham further said: "We do not want the whole country turned over to one great corporation merely to get it developed...
...Kittle will discuss the pure food law and the efforts that have been made to nullify the attempts of the federal Kov.Tnment to protect the people of the United States from fraudulent and injurious food preparations...
...that will be the effect of it," said Judge Wickersham, the delegate from Alaska...
...Hammond declined the high honor, thinking, no doubt, that he could serve the President at closer range...
...Brooks' kweFt estimate uf Alaska's coal, reaches the stupendous total of IS billion tons...
...With Ballinger and Hammond at his elbow, the President had no difficulty in outlining a few days later at Seattle his policy for the government of Alaska...
...The Hammond yachts and motors as well as the delightful Hammond spirit contributed much to the entertainment of people brought to that region by business with the President...
...an unlimited supply of the best make uf cigars...
...By Eugene P. Lyle in the February and March, 1910, Hampton's...
...Mr Kittle will give the readers of La Follette's the gist of that article. EDITOR'S NOTE...
...625,000.000 to 1,250,000,000 15,000,000,000 to 1510,000.000,000 Copper...
...The estimates given in the table below are based on the reports of the government experts, and upon the reports and calculations of other investigators familiar with so much of Alaska as has become known...
...3. The Vast Riches of Alaska...
...Seeking a Colossal Donation From Congress WHEN Congress met the following December, the President had ready "a completely prepared copy of the measure he desired to become a law...
...They are probably understatements of the real facts...
...He became president of the League of Republican Clubs with headquarters at New York...
...This is one-eleventh of all the national wealth...
...The House of Morgan is also directing its energies toward the riches of Alaska...
...For some months he peddled shoe strings, glue, and stove polish in the streets of Philadelphia...
...This bill provided for a legislative Council of Nine to be appointed by the President...
...Senator Clarke of Arkansas said of this bill: "I can see that if we pass the bill, it simply donates to whoever is in control everything worth §5 in the territory...
...Yes...

Vol. 2 • July 1910 • No. 26


 
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