Received letter today from Stephen Birch -
45 Bd. N.Y. giving me the inside of the R.R. deal
from Katalla - Valdez - Cordova. He says that
Morgan & the Guggenheims have finally agreed
to build the road from Katalla. He also wishes
I were out of office and could take charge
of the legal end - and I do, too but I am not.
The letter lifts the curtain & gives me a glimpse
into financial regions - and then lowers it!
Wish I were out - free to go into active work!
The "Times" this morning breaks out against
Cale - says he is urging my renomination
in Washington - "Why?" they ask. - A
beautiful day - sun coming higher &
warmer - a spring breeder.
The "Times" attack on Cale is explained
by the "Northern Light" a hand bill weekly
which also attacks both him and me
in its Saturday night issue of tonight.