Went to Dept. of Justice at 10 a.m. with
P. J. Coston : read a communication
in presence of Solicitor Genl. Hoyt, Asst. Atty.
Genl. Day, Russell & Taylor, placing the
blame for "padding" accounts and "jury packing"
at Nome on the Dept. of Justice. This
afternoon called on McLain, of Minneapolis
Journal - Major Lacey, of Iowa. Lena
Walton, Nome, is at the Raleigh Hotel.
My interview at the Dept. was very satisfactory
- Hoyt & Day are my friends & supporters
& Russells knife is both longer & sharper
for the blame of failing to support the
judge at Nome is at his door. They
both told him he was wrong - & he wont
forgive me for it. Hoyt asked me if I
was not going to accept a reappointment
complimented me highly - & asked me for the petitions
& Alaska endorsments & took them personally.