Jacobs apologizes about an article in the New York Times that will mention Addams and will interfere with Jacobs' meeting with President Wilson. Jacobs also mentions a financial situation with Schwimmer.
The author sympathizes with the McNamara brothers, who bombed the Los Angeles Times building in California in October 1910, because they were insane but criticizes the Chicago newspapers for responding with bigotry against the Irish community.
Addams received a copy of this anonymous letter, offering a scathing impression of Chicago politicians out to get Police Chief John McWeeny and criticizing the Chicago Tribune as corrupt. The writer uses derogatory names, like "Sneaky" and "Sissy," for many of the characters and calls the press the "Scrofulas."
Lindsey expresses his relief that none of the false accusations made against him came from his close circle of friends. He also tells Addams that he wants her to be in a "Committee" and that he is sending out letters to prospective members.