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Law Offices
Darrow, Smith, Cronson & Smith

Clarence Darrow
William W. Smith
Berthold A. Cronson
Milton D. Smith
William L. Carlin

Chicago Temple Building
77 W. Washington Street
Telephone Central 4151

Feby 9

Dear Paul

     You will no doubt feel that I have forgotten how to write.  Still I have been away a good deal and I am a poor writer? (take after you).  Was in N.Y. several days and had a good visit with Thompson:  he just got back from Europe.  Has rather hard time keeping busy.  Think I would rather have my job.  I am not in court much, keep out all I can.  But have made quite a lot of speeches. And am now writing some things for a news paper syndicate— Dont know how they will go, as, the first instalments have just been sent out.  Doubleday & Page are syndicating them.  All I have done in the market is to buy a 100 shares California Petroleum at 31.  This makes 300 share of this, I have paid 8 000? on indebtedness. & shall sell xxx enough to get balance paid up[.]   Stocks go up a few points which I think they will.  Any how I
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dont need to worry about it, as I dont owe much[.]  Hope you get a freight reduction and I am glad you have contracted for plant improvements[.]  If you think it worth while could probably borrow the money here at .05% and pay it out as you wish.  Should be glad to get your statements when they are ready.  Hope Blanche is getting along all right.  If you think it worth while to send her out here to be examined we will be glad to look after her & for the matter pay the expenses.
     I watch the weather reports and see that it has not been cold enough to get rid of the coke but it will keep.


Clarence Darrow