I telegraphed the Booklovers Mag & to Frank D. Arthur & Shultz, N.Y. asking them to get statements from the Booklovers Mag. saying that I had nothing to do with publication Called on Major Lacy, of Iowa, to ask him to see Foraker about "Looting of Alaska" story & told me that Senator had seen & asked him to see Lacy & have him (Lacey) assist in getting a bill reported out of Public Lands Com. of the House of which Lacey is Chairman. Lacy told that he did not feel opposed to the bill - but that the Com. did - but that he should say to that Hansborough & McCumber were holding up my confirmation because I was his friend - 269returned & told the that McCumber & Hansborough could not be appeased & intended to talk me out at the end of the session. "Well", Lacy said "Ill return good for evil & will report his bill & he did so against odds & with Hansborough present. However, Lacy then asked to see Senator & have them quit - the bill cannot pass without Lacys active help & it is a matte of great moment to N. Dakota.