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THE NON PARTISAN TACTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
THE NON PARTISAN TACTICS. gen, Uimnpllh Imllglned that he had succeeded in producing evidence that would shake the confidence which the public (has reposed In Mayor McNamee's administration where he made the sensational charge that.an apparent discrepancy had been found in the purchasing account of the street department, but when Mr. Upham, City Auditor, came forward and assumed the responsibility of the whole transaction at the same time showing that the error taad been corrected through Mr. Shea's careful oversight of his department, Gen. Champlln must have wondered if a resignation was ■not in order. Mr. Bell has become very sollcltlous of the welfare of the city of late. He fears the Supt. of Streets and the Supt. of Buildings are going to ruin our fair name as he wants them to submit to an investigation. No wellinformed citizen has any fear of the outcome of Mr. Bell's order, but this same class of citizens are beginning to wonder why Mr. Bell was not equally anxious about the ...
A SUGGESTION AND A COUNTER SUGGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
A SUGGESTION AND A COUNTER SUGGESTION. The subjoined correspondence is self explanatory. We have no doubt there are a large number of men and women who, like Mrs. Adams, would like to see the schools "taken out of politics." If It were possible to plan which would do this In the manner suggested by Mr. Facey, viz., by giving hoth parties equal and fair representation, there would not be a Democrat In the city who would object to It. The non partisans were highly elated last year over what they termed their victory In electing all the candidates for school committee. They called It "saving the schoola" "Saving the schools"—from what? From the Democrats? Nothing else. Do they not appreciate that If the Democrats had any designs on the schools, the Democratic women and girls could come to the polls in such numbers that every Democratic candidate would be easily elected?
LET US SAVE THE CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
LET US SAVE THE CITY. The remarks of Mr. Champlln at the "select gathering' 'at the Colonial club the other evening must have fallen with severe harshness on the ears of some of his auditors. "Let us save the city" said the general, but he did not say from what. There were persons present who knew what he meant and to their shame be It said that t,li«y did not have the courage to resent It.
POINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
POINTS. At a Democratic rally held In Cedar hall In 1901, "Gus" Daly presided, and In Introducing Mr. John H. H. McNamee as one of the speakers, he said he would be the next Mayor-of Cambridge. Daly did not then dream that the nonpartisans would ever use him to attempt to disintegrate the Democratic party. St. Paul said that no one was tempted beyond his strength. Daly'B Democratic . strength was evidently less than the temptation. "Codex" asks with the Traveler "Has Daly changed, what have these fleron Covenantors discovered about hlmttflj makes them like him?" Don't assume too much, dear Codex. All the parchment emanating from that source will yet be known In the political history of Cambridge as "Rag-man Rolls." Just like the parchment signed long ago by their ancestors. f Councilman Clark and Elmore now say that they are sorry that the story about ths mistake In the payments for field stone leaked out. Of course they are, because it showed nothing wrong on the part of anyone In ...
BOSSISM VS. ALLEGED MACHINE [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
BOSSISM VS. ALLEGED MACHINE It has been one of the principal articles of tlhe stock in trade of our friends, the non-partisans, to raise a mighty howl about the Democrats of Cambridge being under the-behests of a machine. Tlhey have not been able as yet to name what the machine is composed of, but, In a hazy way, and with a very lofty bearing, they simply murmur and cry out "Machine, machine." They also assure everybody within the sound of their voices that tlhe non-partisan municipal party Is too virtuous, too patriotic, etc., etc.. to be under the thrall of any machine or any coterie of men who might aspire to guide Its fortunes: That, In fact, the movement was spontaneous, and would have our good citizens believe that they consider the having a machine to run party affairs to be the helgut of unprincipled political chicanery. But once In a while something comes to light—a straw floats to the surface which Bhows to our people conclusively that there Is something benath all this, a...
ANOTHER COWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
ANOTHER COWARD. Just how the story started or by w hem It Is hard to find out but there was certainly some trepidation among many of the school teachers when the rumor went around that there was not enough money to pay the salaries this month. On Monday when these same salaries were paid there was relief expressed by many for when so many hard stories are told about city affairs In Cambridge one hardly knows what to believe. There Is this to be said: After paying every teacher on the September payment. Agent Samuel B. Hubbard, of the Cambridge school committee, who, as secretary, for 10 years has been in charge of the payroll, had $118,654.14 left, anj yesterday he paid out 535.212.21. leaving a balance of $33,441.93. At the beginning of the current year the amount proposed for the annual appropriaticn budget for teachers was $360,000. In January cnarles H. Thurston was appointed chairman of the committee on finance, and, on reflguring the account, he reduced the total to $353,000, ...
MORE IMPROVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
MORE IMPROVEMENTS. Ever since the appointment of Henry J. Cunningham as chief of police he has been undefatlgable In his efforts to improve the department and citizens of all classes have praised this executive ability and his thorough comprehension of the duties Incumbent upon the entire police force as relates to the citiiens. Now he proposes to Improve headquarters and extensive alterations are contemplated. . Ever since headquarters was established In the Central squar building tbe detectives have been desirous of having a room by themselves. It la the intention of Chief Cunningham to remove the bath room and make an office for Clerk Commerford who has occupied a small space In the Inspector's mom. Desk telephones will be Installed for the chief Inspector and clerk, the old-fashioned wall telephone having outlived Its usefulness
Untitled [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
The annual reunion and dance of the members of SL John's parish, Rlndge avenue, will be held In Odd Fellows hall, Wednesday evening, Nov. 18. A meeting of the parishioners was held recently, when the various committees of arrangements were selected. James J. Clifford has been appointed a permanent member of the lire department.
HOOLEY'S OBSERVATIONS ON THE COLONIAL CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
HOOLEY'S OBSERVATIONS ON THE COLONIAL CLUB. "I hear you've Jlned the Colonial Club, Mr. Hooley," said Fennessy last Sunday afternoon whan he met Hooley In Uuincy Square. "Or coorse I have," said Hooley. "I'm going over now to meet sum er the bunch, W've a meeting for ter-day ter slttle the question at ways and means. There's ways enough, but them as has. the means Insist of doing the thing their way and them as know the ways ain't given a look lu*at the meant." . "Doing what thing," says Fennessy. -' "Out it out" says Hooley. "What thing says you. Don't yer try no pump act on me and expect ter get away with the goods—Bee. The Non-Parts is woritin' der game different like this year—or leastways they think they is. What 4er yer tlnk they took me and the rest er de push inter the Colonial for. Fer de literary atmusfere dat goes wld us? —Baca away—Yer see It was dls war, Fennessy—Der Non-Parts was up agin der real thing when Mac gave em dat Jolt last December and dey begun consulting cl...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
OUR NOMINEES. FOR GOVERNOR, WILLIAM A. GASTON of Boston. FOR LIEUT. GOVERNOR, RICHARD OLNEY, 2d, of Leicester. FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, EZEKIEL M. EZEKIEL of Springfield. FOR TREASURER, THOMAS C. THACHER of Yarmouth. FOR AUDITOR, FRANCIS X. TETRAULT of Southbridge. FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL, JOHN J. FLAHERTY of Gloucester. FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER, GEORGE R. DUREN of Carlisle. FOR COUNTY TREASURER, JOSEPH 0. AUTHIER of Cambridge. FOR REGISTERS OF DEEDS, (Northern District) JOHN J. DEVINE of Lowell. (Southern District) JOHN SHAUGHNESSEY of Marlboro. FOR REGISTER OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY, FRANK J. SIMONDS of Lowell. FOR SENATOR, (Second Middlesex District) JAMES A. MONTGOMERY. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, (First Middlesex District) WILLIAM P. NICKERSON. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, (Second Middlesex District) JAMES F. AYLWOOD and EDWARD J. SENNOTT. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, (Third Middlesex District) HENRY F. LEHAN. FOR REPRESENTATIVE, (Fourth Middlesex District) EDWARD W. ABBOTT and SAMUEL F. McARTHUR. FOR REPRES...
BOARD OF ALDERMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
BOARD OF ALDERMEN. There was considerable discussion Tuesday evening on the order "introduced by Alderman Bell on October13, calling tor a list of bills outstanding from the departments of streets and of public buildings. The order was returned to the board with the mayor's veto and the accompanying explanation that the order was too vague as to just what was wanted. When it was read Alderman Bell happened to be out of the chamber, and as a matter of courtesy, Alderman Barrett moved thatit be tabled, which was carried. Later Alderman Bell had it taken from the table and there was a lively tilt. Alderman Bell in defense of the order said there should be no task for the departments to get at the information if their books were properly kept. He said he felt strongly that it was important that city council know exactly the financial condition of the city. It cannot know it if there are unpaid bills outstanding. Continuing, he said, "Why should the mayor take it upon himself to help out...
LASELLE MINSTRELS. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
LASELLE MINSTRELS. East Cambridge always looks for the annual Laselle club minstrel show and dance an/I this year the club promises to outdo any previous effort. The affair will be held In Institute hall on toe evening of November 18 and will be under the direction of Mr. John J. Nolan of South Boston, the well-known director, which is sufficient surety that a grand performance will be given. The committee which has the matter in charge have worked assiil nuously, with tbe result that a large number of tickets have been sold. Last year Institute ball was crowded to the doors with friends of the members of the club, and many were turned away from the doors. At that time the critics pronounced the minstrel performance to be one of the best ever given In Cambridge. A number of prominent city officials have been Invited to attend. Some of them are likely to be hit pretty hard by the "dusky" end men, judging from some of the Jokes that have been sprung at the rehearsals. A feature of the...
SHE WAS DISCHARGED. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
SHE WAS DISCHARGED. Dr. Grace Shelton who was arrested by the United States authorities the first of the present week charged with, sending unlawful letters through the mall to Prof. LeNolr King of this city, was discharged yesterday by Commissioner Flske. Assistant United States Attorney Casey, after hearing all the testimony In private came before Commissioner Flske and read the following: "The defendant promising not to offend again, and the U. 8. attorney being of the opinion from his knowledge of the evidence, that It Is in the Interest, of public morality and decency that this case should proceed no further, moves that the defendant he discharged."' The prisoner, under oath, promised William P. Nickerson, candidate tor representative in the first Middlesex district was born in Searsport, Maine, on July 15, 1862. When 11 years of age his parents removed to Boston, as nis father, Gen. Frank S. Nickerson, having a large family of children, wished to have them receive the benefit ...
HENRY F. LEHAN. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
HENRY F. LEHAN. Henry F. Lilian will go back to the State House with perhaps a cleaner title to his seat than any other man sent Iron any other district In' the commonwealth. Perhaps no other representative In next year's house will, be able to point to a uranlmous nomination at the caucus, a unanimous election at the pools, not only by constituents, but by constituents among whom he was born and among whom he has spent his whole life. We have no doubt that Harry will give full attention to his duties as a legislator, but we hope he will not neglect his law studies. We predict for him a bright and prosperous future not only as a public man but as a member of the legal profession. The Democratic candidate for representative honors in the fourth Middlesex district, was born in Boston on the '2!' th of March, 1852. Moving tog Cambridge in 1860 Mr. Abbott attended the primary school in Lafayette square, for some years. At the age of 11 ho went to the war as an officer's boy, afterwards ...
SOCIAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
SOCIAL LIFE. The engagement Is announced of Annie D., daughter of Mrs! G. E. Sherman of 22 Ellsworth avenue, and Mr. William L. Butcher of 197 Lakevlew avenue. The bride to be Is well kown In society circles of the University City and has made hosts of friends among all classes. Mr. Butoner Is wellknown as a young business man. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Casey announce the engagement of their daughter Rose to Mr. Thomas S. Maloney of Tammany street, Worth Cambridge. The wedding, which will take place next Wednesday, is one of the social events of the year. The announcement Is made public of the engagement of Daisy M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Hanscorn, to George H. Blake of Olarimont, N. H. Mr. and Mrs. Roger .Sherman have announced tlno engagement of their daughter, Susan, to Dr. Frank T. Currie. Miss'Sherman Is an accomplished young lady and Is very prominent In social and musical circles. Officer Cornelius Sheohan Is soon to join the ranks of the benedicts. Next month he Is ...
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY. There was one of the most pleasant gatherings at Cambridge hall, 631 Massachusetts avenue last evening that has occured here (or some time when Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Xavler observed the 25th anniversary of their marriage by tendering a reception to their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Xavler were both bern In Uibralter, Mrs. Xavler coming to this country when a child of.nine years and receiving her education in the Webster school on Magazine street Mr. Xavler, who was a student at the schools of Gibraltar, and who tnere became pioflclent in English and Spanish, came to this city In 1847. Four years after he came here he was married to the present Mrs. Xavler, and since that time they have been living at their home at 82 River street. Mr. Xavler is well known as a club man. He is at present manager of the Calpean cluo, an exclusive Spanish organization, with a membership of 12, and it was principally throdgh his untiring efforts that the masquerade balls, which...
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO PARKER. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO PARKER. The unexplained absence from city hall of Charles 11. Parker, assistant superintendent of water works, causes* uu"h talk. Mr. Parker made his last visit to the hall on Monday at noon. He was seen in Boston some hours later, and since that time all trace of him has been 'ost. His accounts at the department are ill rieht, and the only reason given for Ms disappearance Is private affairs. Mr. Parker has been employed at -rlty hall for the past eight years, and was extremely popular. He is a graduate of Harvard, '94, and In 1895. entered the employ of the city in the park department. He was then transferred to the water department, and made assistant superintendent. He Is married and resides at 12 Clinton street. It was learned at city hall today mat about a week ago Mr. Parker went to the engine room in the basement and burned a quantity of books and old papers. He was particularly careful that none of the papers should reach the waste basket, and remained ...
A SAD DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
A SAD DEATH. The many friends of Assistant District Attorney Hugh Bancroft, not only In tnls city but also all over the county and state, will deeply sympathize with him In the loss of his dearly beloved wife, Mary Cogan Bancroft, daughter of ex-Alderman Joseph Cogan of North Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at the house Sunday at 2 p. in. They will be private. Mrs. Bancroft was the daughter of ex-Alderman and Mrs. Joseph Cogan of Cambridge. For several years prior to her marriage Mrs. Bancroft was employed In the city auditor's office, where a slater of hers Is at present. The marriage was a genuine love affair, Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft being sweethearts during their school day i. They were married June 25, 1902. and It was an event that created considerable Interest at the time, although it was a very quiet affair on account of Illness In the family of the bride. . After the marriage the happy couple went to live at 19 Ware street, where Mrs. Bancroft's death occurred' last n...
COURT WILLIAM E. RUSSELL. [Newspaper Article] — Cambridge Sentinel — 31 October 1903
COURT WILLIAM E. RUSSELL. Court William B. Rnssell, No. 121, F. of A., are to hold their seventh anniversary, concert and Hall In Odd Fellows' hall, Friday evening, November 20. The committee headed by Chief Ranger Thomas P. O'Nell, with Sub-Chief Ranger Andrew J. Honnessy, John 1. Hurley, Joseph Cleary, John Cochran and Carl Fuchs, are making elaborate 'preparations to make this affair the best in the history of the court and thevfinest, affair of Its kind ever held In North Cambridge. They have hired Ream's orchestra. Court William E. Russell is the largest court of ~Foreßters .of America in Cambridge having 190 members In good' standing. It was instituted Nov. 19, 1896.