Electrical World, May 25, 1907, page 1023:
WIRELESS AND LAWLESS.--According to advices from Washington, the apparent condition that there is no law giving authority to government officers to protect official wireless stations in the exchange of messages is giving a great deal of trouble to the station at the Washington navy yard. A youth living near by, the son of a policeman, has set up a station of his own, and takes delight in interpolating messages during official exchanges. He has represented himself to be at distant naval stations or at sea on warships equipped with wireless apparatus. The local police authorities were appealed to, but said they had no power to interfere with the young man's experiments. A possible remedy, justified by the political situation, would be to declare a state of war to be existing in the vicinity of the White House.