to Barnes & then let it go to a
vote, but in my case no agreement
could be reached, except that Nelson
& McCumber said they intended
to fight me to the end of time!!
[sideways, left:] For Continuation of
this book see Book
beginning this date.
[sideways, right:] "Post", June 22,
"NO VOTE ON POSTMASTER.
Senator Tillman Promises Not to Delay
Action After To-morrow.
No vote was taken in the executive ses-
sion of the Senate yesterday on the nomi-
nation of Benjamin F. Barnes as post-
master of Washington, but on the promise
of Senator Tillman that after to-morrow
he would do nothing more to delay the
vote, it was agreed to take the nomina-
tion up then and dispose of it.
By a vote of 29 to 17 the Senate in ex-
ecutive session displaced the nomination
of James Wickersham to be judge of a
United States District court in Alaska,
and gave preference to the Barnes' nomi-
nation. The Wickersham case was dis-
cussed without a conclusion being reached.
It is doubtful, in view of the action of
the Senate yesterday, whether this nomi-
nation will be voted on at all at this
Major Lacey has been trying for
some days to get the N.P. Ry & G. N. Ry.
interests to force McCumber to quit
but so far without avail. He tells
me that a Mr. Carroll, an attorney
from St Louis, and an atty. for the N.P.
went to Chicago to see Pres. Elliott
of the N.P. who was very much incensed
at McCumbers bull headedness, but
could do nothing, as J. J. Hill, of the
Great Northern is the North Dakota boss.