[Fri. June 20, 1902]
Gordon Hall, who just landed,
with C. D. Lane, from S. F. came to see
me & suggested a cessation of hostilities
in Richards case- they want to quit.
P. C. Sullivan also came on same errand
& urged dropping it - I told him
it was beyond me - I would do
nothing - nor would I fight - but
would let appelate court & the
dept. do as they saw fit - that I
would not make war - however.
Much better feeling already
about Richards matter - they
are afraid of other developments.
Took dinner with Mr C. D Lane
-present "Charlie", "Sallie" Louis
Tom, Billie Sternberg & Debbie
& I. C. D. admits - that his
presence in Washington, D. C.
as my supporter was fatal to
my chances for remaining at