Recd. telephone message from Mr. Alden
Sen. Forakers clerk & went up to see
him. He said the Senator told him
to say to me that McCumber now
gave up the charge that I was party
to the publication of "Looting of Alaska"
articles, but was furious about the
charge that I sought to inspire the
Washington Times to attack him &
his friends & that Foraker thought it
hopeless to do anything now in the
matter as it would only be talked to
death - "that it was really the Presidents
fight anyway, and not his. He
said the Senator would, of course, bring
it up if he could - but - no hope, &c.
Foraker is a quitter : McCumber
has been working him & Nelson has
been working Piles & both have quit.
I went & saw Col. Boynton, Mgr.
Assoc. Press, & he told me to go back &
see Richardson & Welliver of the
Times - may be McCumber was not
telling the truth. I saw Richardson
the city editor of the Times & he was
frankly honest & remembered the
facts just as I did : Welliver