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WATER BOARD'S GUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
WATER BOARD'S GUESTS. Both branches of the city government, heads of departments, and a few other Invited guests, will inspect the Ilobbs brook and Stony brook reservoirs on Tuesday next as guests of the .water bonrd. The Itinerary Is as follows: Leave City Hall at !U. r &gt; a. in. for-Eresh pond; take train at Mt. Auat 10.411 n. m. for Waltham; leave Walthnm station nt 11.10 a. m. for Hobbs brook reservoir; drive around Hjobbs brook reservoir via Lincoln Street and thence to Stony brook reservoir; Woodland Park Hotel at 1 o'clock p. in.; dinner at 1.30 p. m.; electrics to Cambridge at 3.30 p. m.
REGULATING TRADING STAMPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
REGULATING TRADING STAMPS. The Retail Merchants' Association of Cnmbrldge are much pleased at the action of the Legislature last week on tho matter of trading stamps. The following bill was passed: Section 1. Every person, firm or corporation selling, giving or delivering trading stamps, chocks, coupons or similar devices In connection with tho sab? of articles, entitling the holders to receive articles other than the articles so sold, shall pay an excise tax for carrying on Buch business equivalent to three per centum of the gross receipts by such person, firm or corporation from the sale of tho articles scr sold, and from the trading stamps, checks, coupons or similar devices sold, given or delivered In connection therewith. Sec. '_'. Every person, firm pr corporation carrying on the business specified In section one shall on tho first dny'of January and on the first day of July In each year after the year nineteen hundred and four make a return In writing under oath to the treasu...
DEMOCRATIC FIELD DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
DEMOCRATIC FIELD DAY. Tho Democratic city committee are considering plans for a monster Held day to be held about the last of August. The idea Is commented on most favorably by every one In the Democratic party, anil It Is universally admitted that the affair ought to be a great success socially, llnanclally and politically. In tho course of a conversation with President Henry .1. Cunningham of the Democratic city committee many Interesting facts regarding the undertaking were learned. "I am in tho hands of the city committee." said tho president. "If they will take hold of this matter with a will we cannot fall to have one of the most successful outings of the season. My Idea Is to ninke the affair a veritable Democratic rojtivlnntor. It will fire the enthusiasm of tho party leaders, open the fall campaign, and at tho same tlmo help to supply the sinews of war for Ihe committee. We hope to Interest the ladles by entrusting to thoni the task of supplying refreshments for the occasio...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
The Middlesex Hportsmnn's elnti, composed largely of Cnmbrldge men. elected ofllcern nt Its cliibhonse in East Islington, Mondny. Roy Fare wns reelected president. C. E. McPhee secretary, and R. N. nnrnes, treasurer; the above anil Mr. P. N. Olfford executive committee.
THE "SENTINEL'S" GOSSIP On Current Events and Happenings. A Few Things Observed by Him as He Patrols His Post. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
THE "SENTINEL'S" GOSSIP On Current Events and Happenings. A Few Things Observed by Him as He Patrols His Post. Councilman Monk has n very deep thought-out plan to assist this city In Its present flnnnclal difficulties. I was talking with him on the Increase of the tax rate and the very bad condition of several of our streets which are continually growing worse, and he said: "The financial a ndltlon of Cambridge now Is Just as oad as It can be. but what have we ro look forward to? There are streets which aro a disgrace to any city, and If we kept all of these as we ought to keep th'om we would be bankrupt. We baVe got to devise some method to help out our finances, nnd I am of the opinion that wo must do this with our water, gas and electric lighting, and kindred public necessities. If those were all owned by tho city and administered economically, as a business man would conduct his own private business, we would have tho products of these things given tq us at a much lower price th...
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
The Retail Grocery Clerks' t'nlon affiliated with the C. C. L. t'. are making a strenuous tight to have a hnlfhollday on Wednesday afternoon, and It looks now as If they would win their point. The groat trouble just at present Is that thoro arc a few stores who are holding up the matter, as they do not wish to close, and the others in tho Immediate vicinity of these do not consider that It would be fair to them to close and tholr competitors remain open. It Is expected that the committoo having tho matter 1 ii charge will come to some amicable arrangement with those proprietors -.ilio are holding out within a short time AiiiT It looTiS now as if there would be no band concerts for the poor wno are obliged to stay at home during the summer on nccoii it of the present condition of the oiti's ilnnncua, If Counlilniart Monk's ideas in relation to raising money from public utilities Were carried out. there might la- open-air gymnasiums. shower baths. band 'Concert* and otheramusements fo...
FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. Attention is called at this time to the movement now going on In Cambridge to shorten the hours of labor of the grocery and provision clerks by asking the merchants to close their places of business Wednesdays during Julio, July, August and September at 1 o'clock p. m. We know of no ibody of men who deserve the unanimous support of the public than do the grocery and provision clerks, who work all hours of the night and day to serve the public and at tho same time do Justice to their employers. In Cambridge the clerks nre at work from I! a. m. to (1 and 7 p. m., except Saturdays, when tho working dny Is lengthened until 11 and 12 p. in., and In some cases the Sabbath morn has broken In before their work is completed. Surely, then if any body of mon deserve a halfholiday during the summer months, tho grocery and provision clerks deserve it. and tho purchasing public can assist them to secure It if they will but* remember that the obliging clerk who sees to it ...
TAX ABATEMENT HEARINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
TAX ABATEMENT HEARINGS. The closing arguments in the tax abatement hearings before the county commissioners have been made this week. In presenting his argument against tho abatement* of taxes on property In the vicinity of Harvard square. Cnmbrldge. used as dormitories. City Solicitor Peavey declared: "Tho 'Ciaverly Trust' asks for an abatement of taxes on the Craigio hall property because tho income has fallen far short of expectations, and the fnlverslty Associates, though receiving over (1 per cent. Income on some of their property, clamor for repeal of taxes because all the property is not similarly remunerative." The property Involved Includes the Little estate, the A. D. Club, tho University Associates and a number of elegant student apartments. Mr. Durant, for the Little estate, said that Punster hnll suffered from R hoodoo for eight years. The expenditures for five years wore f68.686.82: gross receipts. $66,179, or an annual average deficit of $01.58. Mr. Bancroft, for the ...
DAY TIME BURGLARS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
DAY TIME BURGLARS. Wo spoko of tho carnival of crime which seems to be rampant In this city, and now conios a Boston paper which says: "Thousnnds of dollars worth of property hnve been stolen from houses In Cnmbrldge during the pnst month. Chief Inspector Hurley Is working dny nnd night with his scumd of detectives to run down the crooks'. They hnve mndo mnny nrrests In the last tt'xv months nnd recovered considerable property, but there nre mnny brenks yet to be neconnted for. Hnrvnrd men nre the heaviest losers. The police clnlm that the carelessness of the affluent 1 * In leaving their doors nnd windows ripen In the dormitories Is responsible for mn'ny of the thefts. Many complaints of burglaries are made dally at the Cambridge police headquarters. The fnshlonnble section of the city hn« suffered to a considerable extent. " Host of the breaks have been committed In tlie dny time, when the occupants of the houses hnve been owny from home." Is there any way to stop It?
K. OF C. MEMORIAL SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
K. OF C. MEMORIAL SERVICES. The memorial services for deceased members of the Knights of olumbtM of Cambridge Council Nn. 74 wore bold nt St. Pnul's Church nt nine- o'clock lust Mondny morning. Solemn high Muss of requiem wns celebrated by Itev. John J. Rynn. ehnplnln of tho council, assisted by Rev. Fr. Fnrroll ns dencon nnd Roy. Albert Mullen of Somervlllo ns siih.dcncon. The choir wns In charge of Organist Mcfloldrlck nnd tho plain olinnt singing wns very Impressive, showing tho gront poaalb'lltles of.this magnificent system of music. Master .Magulro. son of C. E. Magulro. sang the offertory solo wlib excellent effect, Tho sermon of the occasion was preached by Father Ryan. It wns an able effort mill served fo Impress nil present with the solemnity or the occasion at I lie sunn- time mldlug fresh laurels to Fnthor Ryan's already good reputation us an eloquent, earnest preacher. About 1.10 member* wore present and with them were as innny jnore of the member* of tholr household. Th...
NORTH CAMBRIDGE. MARKET LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
NORTH CAMBRIDGE. MARKET LETTER. On Friday afternoon. May 27. a largo gathering of school boys and girls from both the Lntln nnd high school witnessed the dofoat of tho high school boys by tho score of 13 to 4. It wns quite exciting up to the fifth Inning, when the Latin school took the lend and held It throughout tho remainder of the game, scoring six runs In the ninth. The batteries wore Nash and Conlln for the winners, while Murray and McCullough played fast ball for tlfe losers. Gallagher officiated as umpire. Miss Julia McLean of Railroad street Is fast coming to the front as a violinist. She acquitted herself in a most creditable manner at Klstner's recital in Durrell Hall, Thursday evening of last week, Tho Memorial Day exercises held In the Ellis School, Friday, May 27. wore largely attended by former graduates of the school, who find boon Invited through the kindness of the principal and teachers. Several pupils contributed towards the entertainment, and an enjoyable afterno...
MEMORIAL SERVICES Held and Graves Decorated. How the Various Cambridge Posts of the G. A. E. Observed the Day. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
MEMORIAL SERVICES Held and Graves Decorated. How the Various Cambridge Posts of the G. A. E. Observed the Day. The four Grand Army posts of Com* bridge united in their observance of the day and after the early forenoon service at the soldiers' monument on the common, near Harvard square, which consisted of the decoration of the monument with flowers, and prayer by Key. William 8. Kddy, the members of the posts went to Cambridge cemetery. The Hue wns ffirmed on Coolldgc avenuft nnd the inarch t Ken up to the cemetery, the procession bel.jg swelled on the way by hundreds of friends and relatives of the dead veterans. First came the drum corps, C. W. Stev* enx. leader, followed by post IS6, with Senior Vice-Commander I. N. Cook; .Post 80, with Commander C. P. Col; post 56, with Commander A. J. Lttttefield; camp ."0. Sons of Veterans, with Capt. F. A. Z. Uttlefleld commanding, and post 57. with Commander George H. Howard. The line was reviewed by bis honor Mayor Daly. Arriving at the gr...
THE STREET LOAN. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
THE STREET LOAN. Last year when Superintendent of Streets Shea had spent a large part of the money In his maintenance account and was ready to commence construction and rebuilding in his department he went to the city government and asked for the necessary funds to commence the work. The Non-partisans refused to give him n cent, and It was necessary to lay the men off on this account. The Non-partlsnns cared nothing for the men who were out of work or their families who would suffer: they cared nothing for the dangerous condition of the streets: they cared nothing except to play what they considered was good politics In keeping money from the street department which would be spent under a Democratic administration. Almost the first set which the same Non-partlsans did this year on coming Into power wns to introduce an order for a street construction loan. The street department had this year over $TO.i)tto more than Superintendent Shea had Inst year, but this did not satisfy the rapa...
POSITIVELY DANGEROUS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
POSITIVELY DANGEROUS. The following editorial appeared in the Chronicle of last week, and we beg to commend the attitude of our esteemed 'COhtempdriiry in this nuUlev, and to add that there is In our mind as to the expediency (A- the Interference referred to therein*?— OF VERY DOUBTFUL "EXPEDIENCY. In these strenuous political times, with the feeling nnd sensitiveness that exist, we doubt the expediency of nny attempt on the part of the Good Government league, or nny other political organization, to mix up In nn attempt to teseh the school children "citizenship," lest It; be mistaken for, or, should develop Into, v species of politics, ft Is very dangerous gronnd for any outside organization to poach upon. The school committee should attend to such matters. All appearance of interference with the scholars of the public schools In their political affiliations should be Tho Good Government league ought to quit Just where It Is. There are Indications thnt It has gone too far. already. ...
Y. W. C. A. BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
Y. W. C. A. BUILDING. Tho proposed new building of the Young Women's Christian Association Is Indeed a most desirable one, and sbould meet tho hearty approvnl of every citizen of Cambridge. The building, ns will be seen from the cut. will bo an elegant one, and will he located on Temple street. It will cost *SO.OOO. It will bo conceded by everyone at al) Interested in such matters that the young women of our city stand In as much need of accommodations of this character as our young men. and the proposed building will be a' fitting companion to the Young Men's Christian Association Building. To Insure action in the matter the sum of $20,000 Is' needed, and in order to get this amount there ought to be enough public spirit manifested among the men and women of this city as to leave no doubt as to the present plans being carried out, so that the committee may net at once nt the meeting to be held June 7. Let those of our citizens who can give In large sums pledge themselves immediatel...
OUTRAGEOUS UNFAIRNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
OUTRAGEOUS UNFAIRNESS. One of the most outrageous Instances of unfairness which has come to the surface 'since the movement started' by 2 Councilman Wood of Ward in was inaugurated, for an Investigation of the water question, occurred last Tuesday. An order came down from the board of aldermen that the city government accompany the water board on a tour of Inspection of the Hobbs brook and Stony brook reservoirs. The day set for this junket was next Tuesday. As was divulged to Mr. Wood Inadvertently by one on the inside, it is the intention of the water board to overwhelm the members of the city council with an appreciation of the vastness and grandness of Cambridge's grand HT plant, anC after treating the members to a rousing dinner and a general good time to. trust to our Maker above that the appropriation order will go through on Tuesday night with colors Hying. Oh, no, gentle reader, do not think for a moment that this Is dirty politics. How could it be? It is simply another Non...
WILL THEY BE CONSISTED? [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
WILL THEY BE CONSISTED? Mr. McDuffee has already In his possession an order which Councilman Wood will Introduce next Tuesday night. This order provides for a trip to the Metropolitan works at Clinton on the following Saturday. The questipn is Will the \on-partlsan vote for a trip of"inspectlon to Clinton? In order to be at all consistent the Nonpartisans must vote for such a trip inasmuch as an inspection of both plants Is no more than fair before voting on Mr. Wood's order for an investigation. We"ask again. Will they be consistent?
VETOED. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
VETOED. The veto by flovernor Bates of the bill giving tho call-men of the Cambridge Hre department the preference in appointment to the permanent force is thoroughly in keeping with his attitude on all questions and acts which in nny way tend to tnke away from the Republican officials any powers which they may hold. This bill received the unanimous endorsement of the city council and fhe mayor of our cfty. It provided that the cnll-ineii should take a civil service examination, and nfter nnssing the same be given the preference In appointment. The civil service, as it is applied at the present time, is a farce. Because a man may be able to write a good hand and to do examples In arithmetic correctly does not of necessity make him a good Ilreman, and yet tnat Is what the civil service requires. It is nn acknowledged fact that at the present time the callmen ot tho fire department do a great part of tho work. The permanent men. because of the numbers, are depended upon to see that th...
WOOD CHALLENGES JOEL [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
WOOD CHALLENGES JOEL Councilman Wood of Ward 111 has challenged Councilman Harry W. Joel, the Jabor leader in the council chamber, to a discussion of the water supply question before tho Central Lahor I'nion. Mr. Wood agreed to take nny part of the whole wnter question as tho topic of debate. Ho stated to Mr. Joel that he would compare the different solutions and maintain tho expediency of enteritis the Metropolitan system or confine himself to the discussion of the question from the labor point of view. Councilman Joel replied to Mr. Wood that ho thought well of tho idea of a debate on theimerltfl of the question before tne Central Labor Union, of which he la president. He stated, howover, that the best tlmo for such a discussion would be at one of the "educational" meeting* nnd promised Mr. Wood he would make arrangement* accordingly. ' . Mr. Wood agreed That the "educational" Idea would be still Better than a debate limited to himself and Coun- cilman Joel Inasmuch as other citiz...
METROPOLITAN'S INVITATION. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 4 June 1904
METROPOLITAN'S INVITATION. Secretary Davenport of the' Metropolitan water and sewerage board has i stnted that the Cambridge efty government would be welcome visitors at the ' .Metropolitan works next Saturday, June 11. This obviates the objection raised lust Tuesday night, when Councilman Wood moved to amend Alderman Lake's order to visit the Cambridge works by auding a trip to Clinton. On Tuesday night It was suggested that it would be a piece of impertinence'to "butt in" at Clinton without a knowledge of whether 5f not visitors would be welcome.Secretary Davenport has salt? that not only will'the members of the city government be welcome at the works at Clinton, but he will Instruct Engineer Richardson, Who Is stationed at Clinton, to show the visitors over the works and to extend every possible courtesy. .Mr. Davenport further suggested that the visitors drive 13 miles over irom Clinton to Southboro, where the colossal storage plant there located might be inspected. It goes w'th...