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Inhaltsangabe: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...for them to bring in water lines; they make no assertion of title at all. except to file an order of withdrawal here in Washington, and the oil operator out on the California desert is supposed, at his peril, to know that that order of withdrawal puts the Government in the position of an adverse claimant, who did not have to do anything at all; and if that operator on the California desert. not knowing that. did not immediately commence to drill for oil. he is held by the Interior Department and the courts to be wiped out: and that is the curious situation in which we find ourselves, and it is an intolerable situation. Senator Phelan. Was it not President Woodrow Wilson who said that the history of liberty is the resistance of a citizen to authorized and oppressive acts of government? Mr. Titus. That is a very good sentiment, and I hope he said it. 1 believe he did. Senator Phelan. Of course, that does not exempt his own Government. Mr. Titus. I do not believe the committee wants to hear any more about the McMurtry fraud business, except that I would like to say that I did not really get to the point of the fraud business. Senator Poindexter. Was that the man whom Mr. Justice said went to Chicago, too? Mr. Titus. Yes. And so far as the Chicago locators are concerned they have long since dropped out. and I do not know what happened to them, but the claim in this matter is made about the New York locators. I want to say that we. of course, know what a "dummy" is--a "dummy" being a man who allows his name to be used without himself having any interest in the property or in the claim that is located, and that is the fraud that is charged, and that is the only kind of fraud that is charged; and that, of course, is fraud if it is done. McMurtr...
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