Mrs. B. F. Miller & Mrs Casey have just
sold me a ticket for the Catholic ball $5.00
Mrs. Miller is the same lady whom Ed. Crouch
knows so well - she and her husband both
think Ed. is a fine fellow, and I think
they are both very good people. Mrs. M
is a pretty woman and a sweet singer.
This is the shortest day of the year - exact
mid-winter, and I am pleased to find that
it has gone by so quickly and with so little
cold and bad weather. So far the weather at
Nome has been mild, and for a week now
rather moist. But it blows very badly.
The ice on sea in front of Nome is 2 or 3
feet thick now - people do fine fishing
for tom cod through holes - a la Eskimo,
and their success shows how easily these
hyperborean Mongols could obtain food.
I am now preparing to adopt rules
of court, and have given out copies to
several lawyers to examine & criticise.
The U.S. Marshal is very much exercised
over a rule requiring him to call for