[Fri. June 6, 1902] Have been earnestly engaged in writing my opinion, findings, &c, in the case of U.S. v. Richards and Jourden for contempt in "fixing" Wright jury. Have reached the conclusion that they are both guilty - the case will do me & all of us much harm in Washington when Nome matters have long been a stench, anyway. "Thetis", Rev. cutter in today - con firm appt. of Hayes to this place. [Saturday 7] Read my opinion finding Jourden & Richards guilty - They are now trying to beat the evidence &c. to Washington. I sincerely hope the President and Atty Genl. will stay by the new judge and support him as they ought. With the Marshals office in the hands of a corrupt gang, - he will soon be either a party to it or fighting for existence.