over the ice anway & that balance could wait till opening of navigation. Been over to Seattle - several boats from Nome & conditions there about as expected - every body damning Judge Moore - Mort Stevens arrested for embezzlement there - was town collector - & made affidavit that he paid $2000 to Harry Steel - warrant coming out for Steel who is in Seattle. Steel says it is a lie - & I have no doubt of it - as Stevens as a thief & a liar of the rankest kind - the whole matter comes from Richards & probably Major Strong of the "Nome Nugget." Went to theatre tonight with Debbie - "The Wizard of Oz." Darrell is now around at Porto Rico ! and is quite a sailor. His vessel - "Tacoma" - is assigned to the Carribean Sea Squadron.