It now begins to look as if my enemies
would succeed in preventing my confirmation
at this session of the Senate, - possibly altogether.
Ankeny, from Washington, through John Forbes offered
me $5,000. to vote for him for Senator 6 years ago when
I was conducting Fosters fight - I called him a
"son of a bitch" - and other things; Sullivan who
packed the jury at Nome with Richards is Piles
manager & is to be Dist. Attorney of Washington
- so that Washington State Senators oppose me
Senator Heyburn, of Idaho, was the principal
attorney for Helm in the Copper cases, which I decided
against them - Heyburns fees depended upon his
success in that case - & were very large - he has
been against me since that time & opposes me.