telegrams &c in my favor & he promised to be on hand at the Committee meeting tomorrow & fight my battles. He seems confident of victory & complimented me highly - said that all the evidence when the Senatorial Sub-Com. was in Alaska in 1903 - Dillingham, Nelson, Burnham & Patterson - was favorable to me & that their judgement was also favorable & so announced when they returned . He now scores Nelson for unjust and arbitrary actions against me. Dinner with Birch, Sulzer & Goodwin at New Willard. Whitehead & Jarvis there, too. We are all looking forward to tomorrow hoping that my matter will be about finished. Long rides on street cars today.