Major Lacey saw me again today - he
said Hansborough called on him & wanted
him to get in & work for their North Dakota
drainage bill - Lacey told him he would not
do it as long as McCumber attacked me.
It seems that the Northern Pacific & Great Northern
R.R.s want it - their attorney called on
Lacy - who told him the situation - he started
west to Chicago to see the officials of those
roads & reported to Lacy today that he
thought the matter could be arranged in a
couple of days. Lacy told me that he
favored their bill - had already reported
it favorably from his committee, but that
no one would be recognized in the house to
bring up the bill, but Lacy, and that he would
not do it until they confirmed me. If that
club dont fail it may bring some result
in a few days - nothing but a club
will bring my confirmation now.
Saw Foraker - he asked me to rewrite
my letter about "Looting of Alaska"
& leave out references to McCumber
- thought them too pointed! Did so.
You cant tell the truth about a Senator
else he gets mad & says you are attack
ing him. Nothing new.