& thus again justice has gone astray - Dodge & Justice have been defeated by McGinn & Wrong!! - to hear Dodge tell it. He and Pratt may now rub their outraged parts and cuss the court - though I sought to do my part fairly. It was an extremely close and interesting case - an honest lawsuit - for if I were on either side I should fight to the end - Hope I guesses right - for it is sure to be appealed. -19th- Trial McCord v Nollett, a lot jumping case. Verdict of jury for plaintiff Sent telegram beginning of week to Atty. Genl. saying courthouse done but no funds for heating - Perry & Harlan signed telegram also. Answer requiring explanation why building &c. exceeded appropriation.