[April Sun 29]
The matter of my appointment to the
Alaskan Judgeship or Japanese Consul
Generalship is in process of evolution -
On Friday Grosscup received telegram from
Senator Foster saying that he had just inter
=viewed the Attorney General and had assurances
of my appointment as Judge, and that he
was inclined to appoint Bellows to Japan.
On consultation between Grosscup, Bedford
& I, we sent telegram saying that if my
appt. to alaska was assured beyond doubt
to appt. Bellows, otherwise appt. me to Japan
and Bellows, Marshal in Alaska.
Col. Griggs sent Foster telegram urging my
appt. to Japan, & yesterday received ans.
saying that everything was being done to get
appts. arranged satisfactorily - which means
in accordance with Foster - Grosscup telegrams
Col. Griggs tells me that Foster told him a week
ago at St. Paul that I was to have either the
Judgeship or Consul Genl.ship - that
I was first in line & should have the
appt. if only one could be secured.