In calling trial jury I relied upon statements
of attorneys that a few civil cases would be ready
for trial - but not one is ready - all put them off
until Oct. 7th term begins. Today I made an
order peremptorily setting all cases at issue
for trial beginning Oct. 7th & have prepared a
"Trial Calendar" with about 200 cases thereon &
gave notice that all such cases must be ready for
trial & tried when called - or dismissed!
I am satisfied that many of the greatest "howlers"
at Judge Noyes have the least business and the
smallest interest in trying what they have. I am
very favorably impressed with some members of the
bar - Judge Johnson is a handsome, courtly man
- a gentleman & a fine lawyer. Judge Brinker as[?]
Sullivan is a good lawyer: Of the younger men
A. J. Daly - Judge Johnsons partner is a good lawyer
Steele, Frank A. - Ira D. Orton, E. R. Beeman & others
are very clever young men - Ex. Congressman Thos. J.
Geary, of S. F. is not a favorite with me, - he lacks
good manly character.