in at 11 p.m. with verdict of murder in
first degree! - but without death penalty.
This is a sentence to the penitentiary for
life, and is a heavier sentence than I
expected - but is justified by the law and
the facts. It is a sure sign that the juries
are going to assist in the prosecution of crime
without favor or sympathy.
"T. C. Powers" coming up river: she has 10
tons of U.S. mail aboard & possibly all our
supplies. Kellum and Powers arraigned
for subornation or perjury and bribery -
Bion A. Dodge admitted to the Alaska bar.
In the case of U.S. v. Kellum overruled first
motion to postpone or continue his case
until next year: On second motion and
affidavit this morning I declined to grant the
continuance without he filed new affidavit: the
one upon which he based his second