[December Tues 11] Case before Judge Sawyer of U.S. v. Grace came up at 10 oclock for third trial - but he declined to call another jury and bound her over to court in the sum of $1000. This gave the defence trouble; Sawyer would only accept good bond and they were unable to get such bondsmen, - finally Phillips of the A. E. Co. put up a $1000. in cash (said to belong to the prostitute). Before the other case was called against the other woman they concluded that the officers were in earnest and meant to make them bow to the law, and they came in and offered to plead guilty and pay all the costs and a fine. Sawyer consented and that class of law breakers will no doubt respect the law hereafter. The gamblers come next.
Later: Gamblers have also come and asked to plead guilty & pay fines & costs. The War is over: I have been much surprised at the weakness and cowardice of the men of Eagle in this matter. Men who ought to have stood by the courts have joined in abusing them, and have returned verdicts in the most flagrant violation of the law and their oaths