reappointment of Gov. John G. Brady,
Wm L. Distin, as Sur. Genl. & Judge
Gunnison - names sent to Senate
Have not heard from my own confirmation
yet - my enemies may give me another
fight there: It is my judgment that Brady
is a good honest man - but that his appt
=ointment is a sad mistake - he is hopelessly
incompetent- and lacks executive ability.
Sergin case all day - a remarkle case
of murder by two Aleut-Russians assisted
by the murdered man's wife. This evenings
paper says that Capt. Jarvis has been ordered
to come to Washington on business connected
with his department - but I am inclined to
think it is on General Alaskan matters.
Hope so at least - U.S. v Sergin sent
to jury tonight at 8:30 = Verdict "Manslaughter.