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Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
THE CAMBRIDGE SENTINEL. VOL. 1. NO. 1. &lt;ALLIED PRINTING TRADE COUNCIL BOSTON, MASS.&gt; 15 CAMBRIDGE, MASS., OCTOBER 31, 1903. PRICE THREE CENTS THE CAMBRIDGE SENTINEL. A WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC PAPER Published every Saturday at 671 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass., BY THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING COMP'Y. Petition tor entry as second-class matter entered at the Boston Post Office. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1903.
FOUR ROUSING DEMOCRATIC RALLIES Col. Gaston, Mayor McNamee. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
FOUR ROUSING DEMOCRATIC RALLIES Col. Gaston, Mayor McNamee. Ex-Mayor Ramsdell of Lynn, Congressmen Sullivan and Kelliher, Candidates Montgomery, Nickerson, Aylwood, Sennott, Dietrick, Lehan, Abbott and McArthur Among the Speakers. The Democrats of Cambridge by their outpouring Tuesday evening at the four big meetings demonstrated to their opponents that beyond a doubt the Democracy of the University city is very much alive. Rallies were held in Cedar hall, North Cambridge; Armory Hall, Brattle square; Armory hall, Central square, and Institute had East Cambridge. Standing room only was to be had at each place. At all the rallies Hon. William A. Gaston and Mayor McNamee were the principal speakers and they received a rousing welcome. At each of the rallies Col. Gaston attacked the Bates administration as follows: He declared that Governor Bates was onithe defensive, running away from state issues, where both he and his party were weak and unable to put up a good defense to national i...
DECLINE IN STATE'S BUSINESS Due to Republican Rule. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
DECLINE IN STATE'S BUSINESS Due to Republican Rule. A Few Facts for the Voters of Massachusetts to Consider on Tuesday Next Governor luites in ids speech ai Tiemoiit Temple Hie other night, made a statement that was extrcmly - hildlike and I,land when in bis most naive manner lie directed Colonel Gaston to look at a certain pamphlet issi: mI by the census bureau which lias great things to say about silpcri orlly as a manufacturing slate Governor Hal.es avers that Colonel Gaston will find the following stale ment in me document above men I limed Tli.- land area of Massaehii setts is Xti-lo square miles, only four slates being smaller And yet in 1! us in IX9H Massacliuseils raiiKnl fourth in the United Slates in value of manufactured products Thence he follows with an imposing statements of the number of looms and spindles and Hie number of em (doyes and the number of billions or dollars of capital employed and the number of establishments and scores ot oilier things which are really ...
A NEW CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
A NEW CLUB. There has been organized In this city what promisee to he the banner Canadian club In the state The objects of the club are to foster and advance the interests both financially and so- &lt; lally of former Canadians In Cambridge. There are In this city a large number of native descendents of that country and It Is the Intention of the club to gather them together Into one large organization and .thereby do honor to themselves and the city. The officers electee] by the club are well linown In Cambridge and are held In high esteem by the citizens. The president Is William II McDough. E. H. Melinite the well known bicycle dealer Is secretary and Dr. Thomas J Partridge Is treasurer. One of the necessary qualifications of member ship Is, |ttiat the applicant must he an American citizen.
KILLED BY AN ELEVATOR. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
KILLED BY AN ELEVATOR. William Nixon, fifty yeara and married, living at fi3 Brookllne street, this illy, was killed by a falling freight elevator Tuesday at the building oeIng erected at 6« State street, Boston The accident occurred about 4.86, when Nixon, who had charge of the elevator, was sent up to Investigate some trouble with the running The difficulty was remedied and Nixon with an assistant started to make the descent The mechanism went wrong, and the elevator fell like a shot, being shattered to plncoe at tile liottom. Nixon was found to be conscious but very weak, and the ambulance of station 2 started with him to the relief hospital, but before he reached that Institution he had breathed his last.
EXTRAVAGANCE THE ONLY RULE That Seems to Be Used [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
EXTRAVAGANCE THE ONLY RULE That Seems to Be Used In the Conduct of the State's Affairs Under the Present Regime at the State House. One of the chief questions in this campaign which every honest voter should answer satisfactorily for himself before he casts his ballot next Tuesday Is whether it is a wise policy to trust the party whlah is now In power in this state with further control of the tax levy and the handling of the finances for the people. To the great majority of the citizens who are wavering and who have their own interests in dollars and centß at heart there Is nothing which will appeal more surely and quickly than the matter of money. The paying of hard earned money into the coffers of an extravagant state makes even the most loyal Republican stop and think and Governor Bates will find that his high handed approval of needless expenditure of large sums is very much against the public's notion of aS&gt;uslness like administration, when the votes are counted next...
THE MAYOR EXPRESSES HIS VIEWS ON CAMBRIDGE PARTY PAPERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
THE MAYOR EXPRESSES HIS VIEWS ON CAMBRIDGE PARTY PAPERS. He Tells Very Concisely the Needs of the Democrats in That Respect In This City and Complements the Sentlnal. To the Cambridge Sentinel Co.: Gentlemen: I am much pleased to learn that you are about to publish a new paper In Cambridge, to be devoted to the interests of the Democratic party. There seems to be at present an opidemlc of vilification and misrepresentation of Democratic officials In our city. This vilification and misrepresentation Is systematically and persistently followed through the columns of the numerous newspaper organs of the opposition. There is now no paper in Cambridge which seeks the support of Democrats or Is worthy of that support. The paper which loniw»ly we called our paper has become merely an instrument through which a.c expressed the personal disappointments and idiosyncracles of its editor. It Is no longer worthy of serious attention either as an opponent or an advocate. I am particularly rejoice...
AN AMERICAN ADVISER. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
AN AMERICAN ADVISER. There can be n» doubt but that In the future the King of Siam and his people will progress on those lines which lead to higher civilization and His Highness will have such advice in all matters pertaining to the conduct of the affairs of his nation as will lead it very quickly to the front rank In diplomacy for Edward H.* Strobol, Ifemls professor of International law at Harvard, left Cambridge on Wednesday for Siam to become the legal adviser of the king of that country. He gave on Tuesday evening a farewell reception at his home in Quincy street. Cambridge. Many members of the faculty and others were present. Prof. Strobol was appointed In July. 1885. secretary of the legation of the United States at Madrid, where he served until April. 1890. In 1593 he accepted the position of third assistant secretary of state, and later he was appointed envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary lo Ecuador. In December of the same year hi 1 was Appointed to a smaller ...
SECOND ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
SECOND ANNIVERSARY. Cambridge Arle, No. 185. Fraternal Order of Eagles will celebrate Its second anniversary on Sunday. November 22 In a manner which will long lie remembered In Eagledom, It Is cxpocted that they will Initiate one hundred or ovei new memliers at a special meeting to ho hold In Malta Temple and an elaborato banquet will be held In Prospect hnll In the evening, on which occasion many distinguished visitors will he present, among whom will be Senator Thomas Grady, the silver-tongued orator from New York. The committees having In charge the various details Incident to the occasion are leaving no stone unturned that the event shall be an unqualified success. One of Iho features will lie that the lady friends of the memliers will be In attendance In the gathering during Hie banquet to enjoy the speeches and will be served a special buffet lunch.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
William 11. Tupper. the well-known Insurance agent and roal estate dealer of Cambridge, was united In marriage to Miss Annlo M. Austin of Dart mouth. N S. In the latter city this af ternoon After the wedding ceremony the couple started on a honeymoon through the Provinces They will make their home on Austin street, where Mr. Tupper now lives, on tinolr return home.
MONTGOMERY VS. ROUNDS. MONTGOMERY'S RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
MONTGOMERY VS. ROUNDS. MONTGOMERY'S RECORD. A comparison of the Legislative record* of the two candidates for Senator in the Second Middlesex district: James A. Montgomery, candidate for senator frc .. the Third Middlesex district, was born in 1863, and is therefore 40 years of age. He received his education in the public schools, after which he engaged In the baking business in this city. He has been a resident for many years of old Ward 2, where he has taken an active part in the building up of the Democratic party in that Democratic stronghold. In 1897 he was elected a representative to the legislature and continued to serve during the years 1894-98-99, 1900-01, being the longest term of service given to any one man from that district. During his long term in the house he served one such important committees as that of Manufacturing, Mer cantile Affairs and Water Supply, and was also house monitor. The significance of the latter position ; s that It never goes to any only those w...
ROUNDS' RECORD. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
ROUNDS' RECORD. Nothing In the campaign Just drawing to a close has been more amusing than the antics of William J. Rounds, the Republican candidate for senator. Mr. Rounds was a member of the house of representatives last year, and he represented a district overwhelmingly Republican, lie had no notion whatever that senatorial honors would ever be suggested as a fitting promotion for his loyalty to the principles and purpose of his party—at best not this year—so he was perfectly free to act on all measures from the standpoint of his party. Many important bills came up during the term affecting the plain people, but Mr. Rounds, entrenched in the Republican majority of his district, voted against those measures, confident that he was doing the will of his Republican constituents and that the day of reckoning on a larger scale, was not at hand. However, it came to pabs, at the last moment, that the senator from the district had somehow fallen from grace in his party, and an unexpected ...
A NOTED QUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
A NOTED QUEST. Mrs Agnes Smith l.cwls and her sister. Mrs Margaret Ihinlop Gibson. who have become so noted lately as the women who brought to light In the monastery on Mt. Sinai, Arabia, the famous Syrlae palimpsest, the four gospels wrllten In the Syrlae language on a hide, are guests of Prof. and Mrs. E Charloton Black. Bible scholars consider this to be the most important discovery In Biblical research In half a century.— Cambridge Preaa.
OUR SALUTATORY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
OUR SALUTATORY. The reason why this paper is published is that there is a demand for it. We propose to preach Democratic doctrines to defend Democratic men and measures from unjustifiable criticism; to uphold the right and the truth; to attack and denounce wrong and error; to make interesting and entertaining reading for those who are interested in Cambridge and its people; to kep Cambridge, people informed about th doings of their public servants, the private acquaintances and the wants and things that make local news. In politics we propose to be partisans. We shall do all we can to keep the city government in the hands of Democrats; to encourage voting for Democratic state and national officers. We believe in the Democratic party. We dislike and distrust the Republican party. At the same time we shall try to be fair and honest with our political opponents. We shall not defend any official of our own party when he is in the wrong and we shall not dispraise any official of the othe...
McNAMEE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
McNAMEE. For years the Democratic party in the city of Cambridge was a dlsor ganlzed mass. Discord existed therein. It was rent with factions. At times there seemed to be not a particle of harmony. At other tlmtw, the forces would rally and a large num. ber of votes was secured, but not sufficient to bring about the desired end —victory. Attempts were made year In and year out, but they were all In vain. Out of the wilderness, and out of the darkness, came a loader, a bold, a dashing, a daring, and a valiant knight, and he "said, "Follow me and I will lead yon to victory!" And they most of them with a faint, heart, little realizing that victory would come, but victory did come; or at least, a partial victory. This valiant knight, who flashed his sword In the face of the enemy, was elected the chief magistrate of tl.e city. Some said the victory was accidental, and last year the forces lined up on both sides, and this fearless champion led the way for the Democratic forces, and It wa...
PARTY DIFFERENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
PARTY DIFFERENCES. Last year tlhe Democratic party in Cambridge achieved one of the moat memorable victories that has ever been been won In a municipality in this Commonwealth. Not only was great Interest manifested In this city, but throughout the whole Commonwealth, and even beyond Its borders, people Impatiently watched and waited for the outcome. Although tihe Democratic party did not get full and complete control of the city government, yet it elected its mayor and its board of aldermen, and that is as much as it expected. We may say the victory for the Democratic party was complete, and the weeping and gnashing of teeth was confined within the camp of Its opponents, while great was the joy within the Democratic party. It has been said that most of us can stand misfortune, but that few can stand success. Sayings as these are guide-posts to tell us the way In which we should travel. If we profit not by Oiem, we yield not to reason. We sacrifice the teachings of the past. We foug...
THE MERCENARY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
THE MERCENARY. What a work is the building up of a great political party! What courage Is required for Its undertaking, what energy for Its accomplishment! For years more than 5000 democratic voters of the city of Cambridge had stood uncovered before the doors of that temple of bigotry known as Library hail (peace to It* ashes), to humbly acknowledge as a gracious boost th» most trifling recognition in ths form of an endorsement for this or that candidate for the office of alderman Or councilman. Ths majority was the tail to the kite, and the minority was the kite. The lodge room and the church sociable usurped the functions of the public caucus. The few dominated the many In the selection of candidates for public office. From districts wholly democratic a candidate wearing the label of democracy but least acceptable to a majority of the electorate of the district, was occasionally taken up, O. K.'J by Library hall, and with tnat endorsement, went Into the local fight In the distric...
THE SLOP-OVER METHOD. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
THE SLOP-OVER METHOD. Alderman Bell was loud In his denunciations of the street department Tuesday night, this time criticising the superintendent of streets relative to matters of accounting. A little Retrospection, not Into very ancient history, may convince Alderman Bell that It Is quite possible he Is getting rapidly Into that condition and situation where in homely language a man Is said to have "slopped over." It Is to be regretted that the superintendent of streets should be perpetually subjected to a scandalous system of persecution, a system secretly planned and hatched out at nonpartisan head tuarters and In nonpartisan parlor gatherings where "dirty Democrats" are never permitted to congregate. In their vain attempt to discredit tne splendid administration of Superintendent of Streets John T. Shea, the non-partisans hope to wreck the local Democracy. The hope Is a vain one. The non-partisans (ought to trick the Democrats Into permitting a hostile committee of common counc...
MAYOR McNAMEE'S POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
MAYOR McNAMEE'S POSITION. Mayor McNamee. during the campaign of 1901-1902, stated many times his position on the tax question in the city of Cambridge. Claim was made and proved that the method of assessing taxes then in vogue was not just; that some of our citizens were taxed for a great deal less than what their property was worth in the market, and others were taxed to the full value that they could possibly obtain even at an amicable sale. The mayor defined the districts In which he felt there should be a raise In values made. He also made the statement that he felt there was not a single toot of land In Cambridge that were over-valued, while there were hundreds of pieces that were undervalued. There has been good proof that his words were true, in the fact that the city of Cambridge has sold a piece of marshland down In one of the lowest spots near the river front for a great deal more than what It was taxed for. This Is probably one of the most undesirable spots In the city, a...
THE PASSING OF COUNCILMAN SHEA. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
THE PASSING OF COUNCILMAN SHEA. Michael J. Shea, member of the common council from ward four was elected last year as a Democratl. He deserted his parly In March to vote for J. T. Donovan for assessor. The reason he gave for '"he desertion was that Donovan was his personal friend and he would stick to him to the end. Whatever his reason he was received by the non-partisans with open arms' and after bolting the Democratic caucus voted with the non-partisans the remainder of the year. There was no more lpyal or consistent or obldent non-partisan than Councilman Shea. He expected and hoped nor a reward of some kind. A nomination for alderman would have suited him very well. He was sure he would get this much when It appeared that bis friend Donovan had . sacrificed ' bis standing with the Democrats, was the boss of the party with which be had allied himself Well, the non-partisan "committee" held, a meeting Wednesday to select candidates for the board of aldermen? Presumably Donovan wa...