ARC decides it’s more profitable to to ship ice than coal
Operated in Kachemak Bay. Eventually abandoned
limits growth of monopolies. aims to encourage competition
Chignik River, 500 tons annually taken by Alaska Packer’s Association
shipped 300 tons of coal before they abandoned the mine
permitted entry to unsurveyed lands. Surveying needed to be completed at applicants expense. Only 160acres/person
Alaska Central Railroad went bankrupt and Copper River Railroad construction halted
Daniel Guggenheim entered in to contract with Cunningham claimants.
Wickersham thinks it prompted Roosevelt’s 1906 order
U.S sets prices for coal, and has first dibs to coal in AK. Producers can sue gov. if they are unhappy with the prices
If any threat of monopoly title forfeited. First instance in US of losing property for criminal offenses
Wickersham believes it’s most drastic anti-monopoly law
charged with combining claims and entry made with unlawful intent.
expresses interest in Alaska Coal
Gives his opinion on HR 32080
Senate Bill 8270-authorized entries made prior to 1906
Bering River has coal beds 3-25ft thick
Coal examined 1912
Feasible to be removed, but not high enough quality
Secretary of Interior charged with surveying coal fields. Given $100,000 to do so. Mat and Bering focus, Nenana in 1916
President can set aside up to 5120acres in Bering River and 7680 in Mat. for mining when he finds it necessary for government
Secretary of Interior in charge of dividing tracs for lease to qualifying individuals
No subletting allowed
Put Matanuska and Bering River coal fields up for lease.