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AS THE TRIBUNE THINKS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
AS THE TRIBUNE THINKS. "Mayor Daly's apolntinonts for assistant assessors bring buck several familiar names which hove been dropped from view during tbe lost two years, "The work will be done this yenr Inexperienced blinds, nudtbe nsslstant assessors, while making up the list of poll tux-payers, will not avoid the residences of Noii-pnrtismi voters. We believe that this year's nsslstant assessors will go about their duties with n strict Idea of the work lv hand, nnd not with ii look fur abend toward political work In n party's Interest." The Tribune Is right, several names ore brought back. Mr. Ivors mid Mr. Munroc seem to bnve n hunkering for Jobs Hint must be paid for out of the city treasury or out of a political canipnlgn fund. The Tribune says, "the work will lie done this year by experienced hands." There were eleven assistant assessors appointed. Four of (belli have bad some-oxperloiieo in tile clulles of Ihe office becniise of former Incumbency of Ihe place, while seven bnve...
FALSE TO PLEDGES. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
FALSE TO PLEDGES. "There was a lot of talk and criticism of .Mayor McNamee's appointees Its assistant assessors last year, and the Chronicle was not struck with the selections which he made, as a whole. We are obliged to say the same this year as to Mayor Daly's appointments. As a bunch there is very little choice between those Mayor McNnmee selected and those of Mayor Daly's choosing. In both cases the men selected were named because of the assistance rendered In the previous campaigns. Several of those appointed by Mayor Daly were paid workers last December. There is no doubt If politics was left entirely out of the question that better men could have been found by either mayor. Hut both mayors are in the same boat as far as that Is concerned. Mere seems to be another Instance where city above party does not seem to be a very close lit." The above is an editorial from tbe Cambridge Chronicle, it Is nn awful arraignment of n party which nt the last election condemned Mayor McNnmee ...
FIFTY YEARS AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
FIFTY YEARS AGO. The Chronicle 111 its' column "Last Week In Cambridge Fifty Years Ago" contained these Items of news which makes Interesting lending at tills time: "A meeting of the citizens of Cambridge who believe that party politics should not be a test of qualification for municipal offices, but that the best men should he selected without regard to party, will be held at Washington hall. Norfolk street, tonight, at T.BO, to nominate candidate! for city offices to be supported at the polls on the first Monday in March. "The Whigs, of Cambridge, will meet at Washington hall, next Friday evening to nominate candidates for municipal office and also to choose a city committee for the ensuing year." History tenches Hint the Whigs, or the Republicans of today, won out in the election that followed. They hnd the numerical strength to win in such contest*. They hnd more, they possessed principle, they believed Hint government could be the best when backed by a party Hint, represented m...
THE CITY THE LOSER. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
THE CITY THE LOSER. On lost Tuesday we had an opportunity to sec the work of two city employee* in the course of their work lv keeping the crossings clear on Massachusetts nvenuc between Central square nnd Dnnn street. A citizen stood with us nnd remarked was It fair fo the city to pay those two men the same rate of wages/ We admitted Hint we did not think thnt such treatment was Just. The citizen said that such treatment would have but one effect, -Hie mnn who wns doing the honest day's work would reason, nndwlth Justice, that If his conipnnlon would get f'J.IJO for such work be would do no more work than bis companion. We admitted that bis reasoning was sound, that one laggard would cleiiiornllze 1111 entire force. "How then," said be, "Is such a mini kept at work?" Our answer wus Hint this man was a bouse to house canvasser for politicians anil as he hud worked' for tlie successful party In the last campaign he hud been given bis reward. "Hut Hull Is (laying him out of the city's...
ELMORE AGAIN STUMBLES. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
ELMORE AGAIN STUMBLES. ~ Com,iclJmu n,.EJjimre, js, Jim,,secu-etjirj; of Hie Non-partisan political committee, He Is the mini fninoiiN to smile because of bis luck of being able to grasp figures. Al a recent meeting of the common council he Attempted to reply for Hie tlinnice committee to some questions as to the amount of money expended by the overseers of the poor during last year. If Mr. Elinors possessed v litle more modesty he would have replied Hint be could not answer Hie question and in doing this be would bnve been telling the truth, lint be noted ns though no one could correct biui even If he did not give the true answer to the question nnd In this be mnde his mistake. He arose to answer for the Shanes committee mid was immediately 'reeled by Councilman Downey, the leader of tbe Democratic minority, who gave tlie member seeking the Information the correct nnswer. but a difference of $Ii.IKHI does not seem to disturb Mr. Elmore. The week before the same councilman was the m...
LOOKS LIKE THE TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
LOOKS LIKE THE TRUTH. Tlie story Is going Ihe rounds that Mr. Sharpies, the inspector of milk ond vinegar, bud decided to appoint Louis F. Riihhvin as collector of samples, but Hint he was told by two Son-partisan nldermeu Hint be must appoint a white man to the place. This is an awful condition of affaire if it is true A review of tbe situation as taken from a Son-partisan paper, the Chronicle. Is well worth rending. "Although Dr. W. C, l.ane failed to receive v re-appointment as inspector of milk and vinegar, that does not necessarily mean that there will be no colored man connected with the department. For now that X. Wellington Abbott has been dismissed from his position as eollecioiof samples,lnspector Sharpies has practically decided upon the appointment of Louis F. Haldwln. of J7S Harvard street, the well-known col red real estate denier. Mr. Sharpies received a list of the eligible candidates for the position from the civil service commissioners. T.he names certified were th...
NO TRUTH IN IT. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
NO TRUTH IN IT. There Is no truth in tbe story Hint Is going (be rounds that Mr. Coveney bus apologized to the venerable and respected clerk of committees. John McDullle. for the unwarranted Insult Mr. Coveney hod hooped upon him ot a recent meeting of the committer on- finance, It wns one of the most detVgtllblO expressions ever benrd In n committee room nnd It certainly lowered Hie stnmlliig of Mr. Coveney. Mr. Coveney's best efforls should be used lv raising bis stiindlng rather Hum In lowering It, for heaven knows It Is low enough.
NEVER TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
NEVER TOO LATE. Mr. Coveney hns been In n few legislative bodies nnd social organizations. In the latter he has also held the presiding officer's chair. A man Should carefully study the laws of jiorlluniciitnry usages In order that be could do Justice to nil concerned. The high office of the choir demands thai the occupant should study the lows governing Its Haa- but us the present ncctipont of the cbulr seems to violate one of the essential rules, we give him (his advice freely. .Mr. Coveney, If you desire lo enter Into the debate of o question kindly leave the choir and call someone to it. Don't act as though no one else could govern that bod}. You probably think so, but no one else in the city agrees with you. It Is never 100 late to learn to do what Is proper.
HOPE IT ISN'T TRUE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
HOPE IT ISN'T TRUE. We ho|H' the story Is not true that the Good Government League Is to invite Senator Mat Quay of Pennsylvoiiio to address its members, it is said that his sub cot Is to be, "The Plum Tree, HOW It Is fostered nnd who should get Its plums." We feor for Pennsylvania should this eeleliroled character come to Cambridge, for as badly as the Keystone State Is "governed we fear "that oVoli "Qiio.v" Could get points on the cultivation ami cure of the plum tree which would but Increase tbe evil reputation of the ruler of Pennsylvania polities.
LACK OF CONSIDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
LACK OF CONSIDERATION. Too many laws are passed and too many ordinances ore enacted by the city through the lack of proper consideration, other things of n personal nature push one side those of v public benefit This serious defect Is not always to be found In the man of limited education who is not supposed to carefully weigh bis every word. An example of hasty legislation which was broader in its scope than was the Intent of Its mover was the legislation known as the semicolon low. This slight mistake In punctuation has caused the loss of much money to the hotel keepers of Hoston and Considerable annoyance to guests of those houses. Alderman Blodgett is the lost one who would be Suspected ns to being guilty of giving any measure, much less on ordinance too little consideration, yet he is the very one who gave such careless consideration to an ordinance which be Intended to amend that if others ill the city government *hnd not discovered h|s error tbe driving of horses through our ...
WILL IT BE FULFILLED? [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
WILL IT BE FULFILLED? One of the hustlers agalnBt the reelection of Mayor McNamee, in the eastern end of the city, was George It. McGinnis. who made a personal plea, that he was not treated right by the administration. He was laid off by Mr. Shea when Hie work warranted the reduction of the force. He wns very bitter becousi 1 of his being laid off ami he paid back the score by personal appeals to vote for Mr. Duly. The SENTINEL understands that he bail told a certain party that he has been promised tbe position of truant officer and tills from the mayor himself, Thus far the schools of our city have been kept fairly clean of polities. We trust that the above statement is not true, but we nwalt to see where the said McGinnis Is placed before we make any further comment.
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
The merchants, of not only this city, but alsoof the townsinnl cities all over the country ore Justly Incensed nt what they consider the growing evil of the trading stamp, The legislature can go just so far In the matter and no farther. It would seem that the merchants could regulate the mutter by nil agreement among themselves nnd if anyone of them should break the agreement the public would soon know It If all the others held to theirs and the Injury thnt be would suffer In the public estimation would soon react to his detriment, It would seem to us to be a matter Hint in the end tbe uierchonts themselves will lie forced to regulate by agreements by and between themselves. Until something of tills sort is done there can be no filial settlement of the mutter. Tbe large attendance of remonstrants at the hearing before the board of aldermen on Tuesday evening, against the attaching of the wires of the Telephone company to the poles of the Electric Light company In this city, shows th...
ANOTHER ROUSING MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
ANOTHER ROUSING MEETING By Merchants to Adopt Measures Against the Use of the Trading Stamp EvU. The Retail Merchants' Asosciatlon held another largely attended meeting .Ux, Rhodes hall on .Sunda'l«v.aftenioon to further Its plans for getting rid of the trading stamp evil. There were about one hundred and fifty merchants of this city and surrounding cities and towns present. A number of new members were added to the association. The dlscuslson was general as to the best means of doing away with the stamp 3. In calling the meeting to order Chairman HJggins stated the objects of the association and the needs of enrly concerted action, as there will oe a hearing before the Legislative committee on judiciary on March 8. Ex-Senator Albert S. Apsey. who has been retained to represent the association before this committee was the first speaker. He thought that either the method of licensing the companies who issue the stamps and the merchants who use .them or putting the value on Ihe stamp...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
Terence O'Brien was arrested for drunkenness Monday, and when he appeared in court Tuesday a. m., he was found guilty and fined $1. In considering the case. Judge Almy discovered that Terence had been before him In lnrrj and that there was a warrant out for him which was Issued then. It seems that at that time he was charged with drunkenness nnd under the new law was given a few days to pay the line of $1 Imposed, IPC never came ..back. For Monday's offence Terence was fined $1 and for me previous ofrence he was fined $."&gt; and committed.
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
Public Notice ©CAMBRIDGE. Office ok rnic City Ci.ana. Notice Is hereby given that a public, hearing will be held before a Joint convention of the city council on Tuesday, March 8, 1904 At 8.10 o'clock, P. M. In the oldermniilc chamber. City Hall, upon the request of William A. Hayes, gMfc with reference to tho proposed purchase of the Coolldgo estate situated in snld Cambridge for cemetery uses. All persons Interested elthor for or ngalnst the purchase of the aforesaid estate will be given nn opportunity to present their views. By order of the board of aldermen, EDWARD 3. BRANDOS, S, City Clerk.
LOCAL BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
LOCAL BREVITIES. An entertainment consisting of stereoptlcon views and moving pictures whs held in the basement of the Sacred Heart Church, Mt. Auburn, on Sunday evening last for the benefit of the church. A very handsome sum was realised. 11. Tluike, a sewing machine agent, narrowly escaped serious Injury Monday about 111.80 I*. M. He was driving along I'rospect street when the wheel of his carriage caught In the switch ot the corner of Massachusetts avenue and I*rojpect street. The sudden stop caused the horse to break his harness and Mr. Thake was thrown over the dashboard. He lauded on his side and was badly shaken up. Mrs. Sarah E. W. French, wife of O. B. French, the well known carpenter, passed away at her home. Ik) Mellon street, on Sunday last. Mrs. French had been an invalid for a number of years. She was born In Cambridge (IS years ago and has lived In the city for . the past 58 years. She was a member of the North Cambridge Universallst Church and the Daughters of Maine....
MARKET LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
MARKET LETTER. On Wednesday less business was transacted on the New York Exchange than on any full day with but one exception since Sept. 18, 11KKI, however, in spite of the great dullness,in New York and Boston, the stock market has shown much strength. In Boston, American Woolen Preferred, Massachusetts (las and I'lab have been particularly strong. A New York specialist on St. Paul says: "Personally I am a bull on St. Paul for a long pull, nnd believe eventually It will sell around $200 per share, and believe present dividends will be maintained, but meantime it would not surprise me If between now and election it sold down to 130." (In September, IIKI2, St. Paul sold as high as 11)8 3-4, and in August. 1908, as low as 133 1-4.) Many of the railroads are showing a great decrease in net earnings. In Peuna. there has been a constant selling of long stock among the small holders, who do not like the large additions to the capitalization. We believe the market is undoubtedly waiting f...
THE CASEY TESTIMONIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 5 March 1904
THE CASEY TESTIMONIAL. A meeting of tbe committee having In charge the banquet and presentation to Fire Chief Thomas ,1. Casey, to be held April 111. In commemoration of the fiftieth nnnivcrsiir.v of bis connection with the Cambridge tire department, was held In the mayor's office on Tuesday evening last. The sub'■emnilttee on finances reported collections very satisfactory.. The comuiitt°e on portrait BBporteii that artist I leorge A. Frost has already commciced work. The committee on presentation of gift reported that a suitable present had been decided on and was. being prepared. The committee on banquet reported that the banquet would be held at the Hotel Brunswick. Hoston. and that tickets would be three dollars each.