Reached Valdez last night, and
went to the St. Elias Hotel - Hender
=son met me at the boat - but Heilig
has not yet called to see me.
We learned upon our arrival that
Judge Thomas Humes had died at
Fairbanks on Wednesday - the 9th
This will disarrange many well laid
plans of the conspirators against me.
Heilig had been assumed by the Sullivan
- Christian forces who were working through
Ankeny for Humes that if would desert
me and remain neutral he should be
retained by Humes as Clerk, and acted
accordingly. Many other of my clear