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[sideways on left:] "The Alaska Prospector
Valdez, Alaska, Thursday, November 17, 1904.
Only Judge in Alaska To Retain His Position. Richards
Has Been Removed. Brown and Moore
During the afternoon session of court yesterday,
Judge James Wickersham received a telegram
announcing that he had been re-appointed.
The message was from Walter E. Clark, the
Washington representative of the P.-I., and a warm
personal friend of the Judge, so there can be no
mistake about the matter.
According to the telegram, the president made
the appointment yesterday. It also states that
Marshal Richards, of Nome, has been removed
from office, and that Judges Moore, of Nome, and
Brown of Juneau, will have to resign.
This will be a source of great satisfaction to
the many friends of the judge throughout the
district, as he is the only one of the three judges
to be retained. The dismissal of Richards fully
vindicates the action taken by Wickersham in
regard to Richards, while in office at Nome."