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COMPILATION OF

LETTERS, TELEGRAMS, REPORTS

AND OTHER DOCUMENTS

OFFERED IN EVIDENCE BEFORE THE JOINT
COMMITTEE OF CONGRESS TO INVESTIGATE
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND
THE BUREAU OF FORESTRY IN THE COURSE
OF THE HEARINGS HELD BY THE COMMITTEE

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MEMBERS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE.

KNUTE NELSON, Minnesota, Chairman.

SAMUEL W. MCCALL, Massachusetts, Vice-Chairman. FRANK P. FLINT, California.

MARLIN E. OLMSTED, Pennsylvania. GEORGE SUTHERLAND, Utah.

EDWIN DENBY, Michigan. ELIHU ROOT, New York.

E. R. MADISON, Kansas. DUNCAN U. FLETCHER, Florida.

OLLIE M.JAMES, Kentucky
WILLIAM E. PURCELL, North Dakota.

JAMES M. GRAHAM, Illinois.
PAUL SLEMAN Secretary.

JAN 4 191.

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VOLUME I.

Page.
Part I. - Joint resolution of Congress directing investigation and general corre-
spondence of the committee..

5-18
Part II.-Correspondence relating to the appointment of Mr. R. A. Ballinger

as Commissioner of the General Land Office and as Secretary of the Interior.. 19-26
Part III.-Communications to the President and replies thereto and other

correspondence and papers relating generally to so-called Ballinger-Pinchot
controversy..

27-63
Part IV.-Alaska coal claims and related subjects.

65–871
VOLUME II.

Part IV.-Alaska coal claims and related subjects (continued)........... 872-1026

Part V.- Power of the Executive to withdraw public lands from entry.. 1027-1069

Part VI.-Withdrawal of public lands for protection of water-power sites. 1071-1136

PART VII. -Cooperation between Indian Office and Forest Service...... 1137–1238

PART VIII.--Reclamation Service:

Reclamation legislation and decisions construing same.

1239–1244

Cooperative certificates....

1245-1278

Reorganization of service..

1278–1294

Correspondence between Secretary Ballinger and R. H. Thomson,

George W. Perkins, S. H. Hedges, and other miscellaneous letters. 1294–1302

Correspondence and documents relating to Klamath project... 1303-1308

Correspondence relating to Roosevelt Dam..

1308-1310

Correspondence and documents relating to Lake Tahoe matter.. 1310-1316

Documents relating to treaty with Mexico providing for equitable

distribution of the waters of the Rio Grande for irrigation purposes. 1316–1322

Correspondence and documents relating to relations of A. P. Davis,

chief engineer Reclamation Service, with J. G. White & Co.... 1322-1331

Miscellaneous papers relating to Reclamation Service..

1331-1366

Conduct of Chicago office of Reclamation Service by E. T. Perkins.. 1366–1434

Part IX.-Documents relating to the Forestry Bureau...

1435-1485

Part X.-Rulings of Department of Interior relating to right of former

employees to practice before department within two years, and related

matters

1487-1518

Part XI.-Calls for production of documents and responses thereto..... 1519-1591

(iii)

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