[Mon. June 16, 1902] Delivered opinion, denied motions & imposed sentences in U.S. vs. Richards & Jourden, $300 each. "Oregon" & "Valencia" in today.
[Tuesday 17] Judge Reid. Com. told me this day that U.S. M. Frank H. Richards came to him yesterday and asked if he would issue warrant for Eames - witness against Richards - was told yes - but that case would be tried fairly upon the merits. Richards asked if he was going back on him & Reed told him that he would only decide case on the law & evidence &c. Reed was & is mad - it was a deliberate attempt to get him to hold Eames whether justified or not to destroy force of his testimony. No warrant asked for on that proposition - - only a conspiracy to hold Eames would be difficult.