Two rows in court today. In the
case of Elbing v Hastings, Roth and
Woodward, the defendants undertook
to dismiss Pratt - their attorney and
he resisted & would not be discharged
in the middle of the case. I postponed
the further trial till tomorrow to give
them time to arrange it. Pratt is
bitter against Attorney Roth, his
associate counsel in that case, and
accused him of unfairness &c. This
afternoon Stevens & Dodge had a
bitter quarrel in which each accused
the other of unfairness and fake swearing.
Bretheren - of that kind - do not always
dwell together in peace.
Learned today that my opponents
sent a telegram to Washington saying
that I called a witness a liar - the telegram
was a lie, for I never used such language.