with the hide. Gov. McGraw is
back in Washington & promises me to
see Senator Spooner tomorrow - while
Borchsenius, the ex-Clerk from Nome
is here and will see La Follette.
I learned this morning certainly
that the Fairbanks Court House &
Jail were burned, so I went to the Dept.
of Justice early & got Genl. Clay -
the general agent, interested, and we
prepared maps, letters, &c. & saw
Tawney, Ch. House Com. on Appro.
& he agreed to put into the Sundry
Civil App. bill an item for court
house of $15,000 - the item for a
jail being already in. It took us
nearly all day - but a good days work.
Also saw Senator Piles - he told
me that my matter was up one day this
week but went over till Saturday
or Monday - on "Senatorial Courtesy"
but that on either Sat. or Mon. it
would be settled. Also saw Foraker
who told me he was busy, but had
let it go over as a measure of discretion.