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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 1, 1913)
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THE MORNING OREGONIAX, TEDXESD AT, OCTOBER I, 1913.
RICH OIL LANDS INVOLVED
Federal Court of Appeals to Ask Su
preme Court at Washington for
Ruling, on Which Decision
Will Be Based.
DENVER, Sept. 30. With the con
sent of the Government attorneys, the
United States Court of Appeals for the
Eighth District will certify questions
to the . United States Supreme Court
to determine the right of the President
of the United States to withdraw lands
This request Is made in the Mid-West
Oil Company case before the Court of
Appeals for argument at the present
session. It involves the ownership of
oil lands In Wyoming.
Rich oil lands In California, aggregating-
an estimated total of more than
1.500,000 acres, have been entered upon
since the withdrawal order by Fresl
dent Taft, September 25, 1909, and prior
to tne withdrawal act of Congress of
June, 1910. Title to all of this land is
Involved in the present suit, according
to William Denman. of San Francisco.
and Ernest Knaebel, of Denver, special
assistants to the Attorney-General of
the united States. The Wyoming- land
involved totals about 80,000 acres.
Government la Satisfied.
Mr. Denman said that the certifying
or tne issues to the supreme Court was
Highly satisfactory to the Government
and that it probably would bring
final decision a year sooner than had
The Mid-West Oil Company and oth
ers similarly' situated assert that the
withdrawal of the land by President
ran was illegal and that all entries
made before the aot of Congress are
valid. The contention of the Govern
merit Is that the President was author
Ized to withhold the land from entry.
especially since in the withdrawal or
der he specified that the land was
needed by the Nation to furnish oil for
use of the Navy.
Connsel to Assist Court.
The court today invited counsel for
both sides to assist it in preparing a
list of questions to be submitted to the
Supreme Court. When opinions in an
swer to these questions have been re
ceived, the case will be argued in the
United States Circuit CoUTt of Appeals
ana a decision rendered.
A recent decision in the United States
District Court in Wyoming was con
trary to the Government's contention
In the Mid-West case. The court de
cided that the President was not au
thorized to withdraw the land from
settlement. From this decision the Gov
TAFT'S ORDER IS INVOLVED
liiultoi nil r f 'rains 1J1HJ
land Problem One of Most ImiKrt
ant of Administration.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. The ques
tion to be submitted to the Supreme
Court Involves in principle thousands
of acres of oil lands in Wyoming and
California valued at hundreds of mil
lions of dollars and is one of the moat
Important land problems with which
Attorney-General McReynolds is deal
ing. The lands were withdrawn by Presl-
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dent Taft's sweeping order of 1900. de
signed to conserve the oountrjrs oil
resources and especially to afford the
Government a supply of fuel oil for
the Navy. When the President's au
thority to make the withdrawal was
questioned. Congress by the act of June
1910, affirmatively gave him the
power to make the reservation and the
lands were re-wlthdrawn, but in the
meantime a great number of settlers.
including oil companies, entered on the
DEN OF CR0M3IE DELAYED
Royal Stall Carrier Has ' European
ami Orienal Cargo for Portland.
As she is 6iscnarging. most of her
inward cargo on Puget Sound and will
return there for the bulk of her out
ward load, the Royal Mall liner Den of
Cromble, which was to have been here
today, will not arrive in the harbor
until Saturday. Word to that effect
was received at the Portland office of
the company yesterday.
For the return voyage the Den of
Crombie will load salt fish for Japan
and canned salmon for Europe, work
ing the former in British Columbia and
the salmon at Tacoma. She will have
but 500 tons of wheat and flour from
Portland direct and 260 tons of cereals
from the interior that will be taken on
here. In the way of inward cargo for
this city she has liquor, provisions,
mineral water and kindred freight
from London; 600 tons of steel bars
from Rotterdam and 150 tons of steel
bars from Antwerp, while there is tea,
porcelain ware and lily bulbs from
Japan, and 1000 cases of pineapples
from Singapore, with the usual assort
ment of Chinese merchandise.
COLUMBUS CLUB IS HOST
Retiring and Succeeding Priests to
Be Honored Tonignt.
The entertainment of the Columbus
Club tonight will be in the form of a
farewell and welcoming reception, for
Father Kelly will take up his duties in
another parish and Father Black will '
be found in the place vacated by Father
Kelly. A short programme has been
arranged. The choral society of the
club, under the direction of Mrs.
Covach-Frederlcks., will render a few
selections, and there will be orchestra
This is the first affair of the Co
lumbus Club since early last Summer,
and as the olub is expected to take
part in all forms of athletics, a gen
eral attendance tonight Is expected.
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