beautiful gold watch, appro =priately inscribed - covered with small gold nuggets. I replied thanking them for the gift and making a short reminiscent talk on the establishment of the courts in the interior of Alaska - and we then informally [previous word struck through] formally adjourned court & had a smoker. Jany 1st 1908. Cold - 45º below zero - foggy. We had a new years party at our house last night, - the ladies of the Bridge Whist Club & their own husbands. We had a fine time! Drank the old year out & the new one in.