both of them have for hard drinking.
Bards dinner was a very enjoyable one -
Major Strong, Schofield, Judge Reed,
Capt. Hanson, and I were guests. We
discussed public library - and
a public museum was also heartily en
-dorsed upon my suggestion. Capt
Hanson and Major Strong (of the "Nugget"),
will look after the museum, at a meeting
of the library committee today.
My work in court will now be somewhat
easier, as the jury is discharged. I am also
rapidly catching up with my work & when
once up will be able to keep abreast of
the work from this time on - I hope.
We have no word from "outside" yet,
and will not probably receive any before
January or February. The ice pack is
being pushed out to sea again by the
north wind. There is an utter absence
of heavy ice & Capt. Hanson said last
night that the ice boats used to reach
St. Petersburg could come into Nome
every week in the year, and certainly
most any well built boat could have
done so thus far this winter.