been removed by the President. on Dec. 14th. Have also a good long letter from Senator Foster of date Nov. 12, saying that I would probably be assigned to Nome although he had then no certain information about it. The Senator says that during his conference with the Atty Genl. the latter read him a telegram from one of the San Fran. commercial Companies asking that I be transferred to Nome - this must have been Capt. Hibbards telegram, for the petition, telegrams, letters &c. &c. from the bar, companies & people of Nome did not leave here until Oct. 30, on the "Barbara Hunster" & could not have reached Washington before some time in the first of December. The removal of Judge Noyes on the 14th of Dec. must have been after all these had been in the hands of the President - so that it looks as if I am liable to remain here. Heilig sends me Claypools reports for approval - and writes of the murder of one Christianson by Harry Owens, who is now in jail for the crime. I also recd. $1268.50 - salary for April [previous word struck through] Mch, May & June 1901.