R. N. Stevens, Ex Commissioner whom
I removed at Nome in 1901, and who
was the brains of the Noyes-McKenzie
ring, is in Washington. He will hit
me a lick if he can.
Judiciary Committee did nothing
today but it is understood that before
a week the matter will be closed up.
Steve Birch came over from New York
last night & took breakfast with me
this morning. He urges me to go over to
New York and remain a few days as
his & Mr. Ralphs friend, and I am
going. He also suggests that personally
he hopes I wont be confirmed as then
they can employ me as the attorney
for their Copper River Ry & mining schemes.
Since talking to him I am not so anxious
since I am sure I can do much better
as lawyer than as judge
Telegrams from Fairbanks from
Sullivan & Attorneys denying