Clarke got Senator Knox to go to the
President this morning & straighten out
his trouble - it was done successfully -
though Walter yet feels badly hurt at the
reckless manner in which the President
treated him without a hearing.
Knox and Piles both say I will
be confirmed - but I will feel safe after
it is done & not before. Patterson
has gone out to Colorado and wont be
on hand to vote on Monday.
Heard the President deliver his
"Muck Rake" speech at 2:30 at
the laying of the corner stone of the
Office building of the House of Represen
=tatives. Joslin is at work & so
is Shultz & Barrett, but nothing
done of great moment today.
Was rather disappointed in the
Presidents "Muck Rake" speech.
He is largely responsible for the existence
of the "Muck Rake" in the Magazines
- and is open to the criticism that as
soon as they attacked his friends
he denounced them!!