the Russian laws - their opinion is that they became citizens of the U.S. under the treaty of cession. They will probably have more to say about the matter by correspondence. Took dinner tonight with Capt. F. S. Lewis, at the New Willard. He is the promoter of the new railroad up the Solomon from Port Safety near Nome, & is a wealthy man. He offered to aid me in developing my Fairbanks mines. I also met Col. Morrison and a mining man from Cape Prince of Wales Is. - who is interested on Mt. Andrew. Morrison is an old Washington state man. If I can make arrangements for money will abandon the judgeship Have not make $1500. per year out of it - nothing but honor & worry!!