Met Senator Clark of Montana
tonight & had long and interesting
talk with him about Alaska - he
seems to me to be a good man.
Sent Stier telegram saying:
"Twenty five thousand dollars appropriation
guaranteed today rebuilding courthouse
Tonight received telegram from
him saying records saved, and
needed $60,000. to rebuild.
Also telegram from Mrs. E. Monroe
saying that if I could extend lease
= "Will rebuild if you extend lease
one more year, burned out completely."
Sent answer to Mrs. E. Monroe
"Offer accepted lease extended
one year rent two hundred and
fifty dollars monthly." Called to
see Senator Ankeny - he was out.
Talked with Statler, his secretary
who advised me not to talk with
the Senator but said he would do it.
Just then the Senator came in and I