Investigation of the Department of the Interior and of the Bureau of Forestry Volume 7; Hearings Held Before the Joint Committee of Congress Relative to the Investigation of the Department of the Interior and Its Several Bureaus, Officers, and Employees,
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from ... Show synopsis 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. 1910 Excerpt: ...called my Attention to it. The Chairman. That is one link in your case. It does not bear on the matter of whether those entries were fraudulent or not, but go on. Mr. Brandeis. I beg your pardon, Mr. Chairman. The Chairman. Go on; you maT be able to supply it. Mr. Brandeis. I do not undertake to assume to say what would be done in another case. The Government has assumed that it is. I am not obliged to do that. I have not any very grave doubts, but it is not a part of the case that I am presenting. The Chairman. You may proceed. Mr. Brandeis. Mr. Reporter, will you please read the last question f (The reporter read as follows: ) Now let rne call your attention, Mr. Secretary, to this fact. You knew, did you not, and there arose equally in your own mind the question as to whether these specific Cunningham claims were not fraudulent, so that a further investigation of them was necessary? Secretary Ballinger. No; as a mere matter of precaution they were ordered to further examination upon the telegram that Mr. Glavis sent in and his letter, and after his letter a telegram. After his letter was received it developed no fact that really warranted a further investigation. They were ordered to be further investigated merely as a matter of precaution and out of abundant caution that a supersuspicious agent, as Mr. Glavis was, would have an opportunity to go and tramp through this record for two years more. Mr. Brandeis. You have rather anticipated, Mr. Secretary, the inquiry and the matter that I was intending later to come to. Secretary Ballinger. I expected you were coming to it. Mr. Brandeis. But I was not coming to it now, nor indeed for some time, for there is another matter that I want to take up with you. Secretary Ballinger. All right; go ahead. I will try t..