The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, September 23, 1908, Image 3
""- "2 .. t I - S' '"fAS, "vt . - J "Hello, Bp, Smoke?" Aldermen of Every Type !n the City Council. By ERNEST MoCAFFEY Expert Tells of Wide Ranee In Ability. Character. Mainerisms. etc, of the Men Who Represent the People Locally How Prestlee Is Gained by Betas "Pal." M Y duties as a member of the Board of Local Im provements, and, afterwards, as mayor's secretary, brought me daily in w contact with vari ous members of the city council. This body had for some years previous to my sudden elevation to office enjoyed the reputation of being "out for the stuff."' Not that there were no honest men in the council far from it but there was a clique of men in it who managed, one way and another, to "put over" ordinances which carried with them the strong suspicion of beine; "crooked." By cajolery, by party lean ings, by straight-out bribery, bj- trick ery and by many other methods there had been "smooth work" done, with out a doubt. But that day had passed. In ray official existence the council had an honest majority. Of course when I say honest, I do not mean to accuse each individual alderman of be ing honest. But one thing can be said for every individual of them, they were as honest as their constituents. They suited their wards, and if an al derman wwid not hesitate to "take his bit" whenever he got a chance, you may rest assured that his "constits" were of the same caliber. It was intensely interesting to watch the different methods they employed to gain a favor if they wanted one; and they usually did. Sometimes it was the hail-fellow-well-met salutation of "Hello, Bo," or "How are you, pal?" from the free and easy kind, or the pouter-pigeon assumption of Impor tance of others as they stated their wishes. Occasionally a cigar was handed out, but when they found I did nut smoke, this avenue of approach was abandoned. There was a leaven in the council of aldermen of genuine ability, lawyers, business men, politicians, who really made up the backbone of the body. They were usually the heads of the most important committees, and were not only good talkers, but men of af fairs, executive ability, thinkers and workers. But these men could be numbered within a score of the 70 members. It spoke well for the frankness of the predatory class among the alder men that they thoroughly respected ability, steadfastness and honest. You could hear one alderman who was sup posed to be "no better than he should be," break out into praise of some oth er alderman whose reputation was flawless. I remember my amusement on one of these occasions. One of the aldermen, giving vent to his feel ings about honesty, remarked: "Yes, sir. I like an honest man. Give me an honest man. Give me one that will stay honest I don't mean merely mon ey honesty, but outside and inside hon esty." Then he added rather irrelevant ly: "There's so and so, (referring to a certain well-known and justly hon ored alderman) he's the only honest man in the council." Very ignorant and generally newly elected members of the council had an idea that everything was "graft" and that a five-cent cigar was the open sesame of the city hall, and that the mayor's secretary was a person age of secretly great power which he was not, in my time. So they might be expected auy time to drag in a wild eyed looking"constif," ask for me, shove a cheap black cigar into my hand, in troduce the "constit" as a most par ticular friend, and then ask to have a city ordinance violated, or a state law abrogated, or the constitution of the United States set aside for the benefit of the said "constit." As for the mayor, these fellows did not be lieve there was anything on earth he could not do if he wanted to. In the council you could hear more varieties of oratory than Demosthenes ever dreamed of. Some of the alder men were "wind-jammers." making a fallowing, frothing harangue, such as they were in the habit of making in their campaigns, but outside of their admirers in the gallery, they never amounted to anything. This body of TO men. mind you, was shrewd as the very devil. They knew "hot air," when they heard it, and the "bunk,"- the "con," the specious argument, was something they detected instantly. Kven the most ordinary among them had been educated in the school of men. and while they might be induced now and then to sell a gold brick, it was against their principles to buy one. Of wit. there was enough and to spare. Sometimes a coarse kind, sometimes biting and keen. Two or three of the aldermen were pleasant to listen to. for they always prepared themselves for their efforts and were very clear and terse in their state ments. One of them in particular was very happy in his way of stating a proposition. He never wasted a word, and when he was through the council understood the situation ex actly. Others floundered painfully about, knowing what they wanted, but word-bound as to vocabulary and slow in thinking on their feet. Some of them were thorough parliamentarians, and would remorselessly tangle up an opponent to gain an advantage. The helpless look of a new alderman when his motion, or order, or request was side-tracked ny means of parliament- - r r i -"" "" """""" - - .. FRIGHTFUL DEGREE OF COLD Frost's intensity Hard for Dwellers in Temperate Climes to Realize. It is difficult for us to form any con ception of the degree of cold repre sented by the SO degrees of frost re corded from certain parts of Russia. Sir Leopold McClintock tells how in one of his Arctic expeditions a sailor was foolish enough to do some outdoor work at precisely this temperature. ary rules, when he was just going to make or had just finished an Impas sioned speech about it, was something instructive; and unique. There was always the ordeal of "learning the ropes," for every incom ing alderman who had not served be fore in the council. This meant finding out about the regular order of busi ness, learning how to draw and pre sent orders and ordinances, and in general to get acquainted with the council's method of carrying on its business. It usually took an alderman about a year to get himself familiar with these things, so that his first two-year term meant actually one year which would be of any public value. On any night when there was to be a hot contest over any particular or dinance the galleries would be crowd ed, and police stationed there to pre vent disorder. The respective cham pions of the different sides would be aloft, and they would cheer wildly at the speeches made for their various sides. Sometimes it was necessary to clear the galleries on account of the uproar, but usually a ferocious ham mering of the mayor's gavel, and a threat to clear, was enough to hold the galleries in tolerable check. There were old-timers who always came to the council gallery, just as people at tend the theaters, for the excitement, and to hear the speeches. These old timers were usually on the alert for a reformer, especially if he had the gift of biting sarcasm, and fluent and so norous oratory. When this was the case the clans would gather and cheer their champion on. Under the mayor's raised platform the reading clerk and the city clerk and his assistants sat, and below them the newspaper men were ranged in a half moon at the writing desks. The pages came and went with messages and papers, and the sergeant-at-arms, who bad nothing at all in the world to do but "chew tobacco and draw a hundred dollars a month" salary, lounged easily around the outskirts. To the right, and raised from the council floor, was a set of reserved seats placed there for visitors, par ticularly ladies. There was usually something on hand that interested them, the piece de resistance in my time being a cigarette ordinance, which came and went and was mauled over and sent to committees and gen erally hopscotched and battledored and shuttle-cocked from one year to another. But its lady champions were always on hand, alert and determined, and apparently undiscouraged and in discourageable. There was such a thing as alder manic "courtesy," both in the way the aldermen addressed one another, and in extending privileges to each other during the sessions of the council. They never thought of disgracing the council chamber as the senate and the house of representatives has oc casionally disgraced itself. Personal encounters were unknown, and I never even heard the word "liar" exchanged, as I have in the courtrooms and else where. There was plenty of dignity in this respect, although the irre pressibility of the "kidders" was al ways in evidence. The "kidders" were those aldermen who had made a repu tation in that line in their various wards, and who rarely lost an oppor tunity to raise a laugh at the expense of an opponent. And us ridicule is so potent as a weapon, the "kidders" often won by a joke what a solid argu ment would never have gained. All aldermen who have an eye to re-election, and most of them have, are as tenacious as snapping-turtles for the improvement and benefit of their respective waids. To "be good jujy i Galleries Would Be Crowded. to your ward" was to be good to your self. A few electric lights here and there, an improvement in the way of paved streets where your "constits" wanted it, or a paving proposition knocked out if they did not want it (no matter if it was needed badly) was just so much strength for the al derman in the next campaign. Then there was the ward "appropriation" to be fought for in the council. The big ger the appropriation the more money to spend for hiring men and getting in improvements. So an alderman who could get a large appropriation for his ward was a hero with "medals to distribute." ' Round about the council chamber were always lobbyists and spectators who were interested in the passage of some order or ordinance, and ex-alder- .. .fc .....--- . (-nrinj-LrLnnjJ1jjuJr His hands froze and when he rushed into the cabin and plunged one of them into a basin of water so cold was the hand that the water was in stantly converted into a block of ice. At 25 degrees. Dr. Kane says, "the mustache and under lip form pendu lous beads of dangling ice. Put out your tongue and it instantly freezes to this icy crusting. Your chin has a trick of freezing to your upper jaw by the luting aid of your beard; my eye? I men and city officials more or lea in terested in the proceedings. Some times a visitor from some neighboring city, occupied a seat alongside the mayor, and watched the proceedings. To rule successfully such a body- of men required executive ability of a high order, and judicial fairness. The slightest symptom of "playing favor ites" would get a mayor into hot wa ter instantly. The aldermen wanted a man in the chair who knew his busi ness and who would give a fair hear ing to any question which arose. Dur ing my time the council was "with the mayor. That is, tjiey entirely .re spected and trusted him, although .of course they did not all like him. Bnt they never openly or secretly accused him of any favoritism, and they had confidence in his judgment and opin ions. It was common knowledge, that at the conclusion of four successive terms, no appeal had been made from any one of his rulings to the body of Some of the Aldermen Were "Wind Jammers." the council. And never during these terms had any veto of his been nulli fied by being afterward voted down. It was a remarkable record. It was a record that justified the council in giving him a grand farewell banquet by the entirebody, and showing that party preference had no weight in de termining questions of individual ex cellence. Aldermen quite frequently voted against one another even when from the same ward. As there were two from each ward, and often one Demo crat and one Republican, there was sometimes shrewd rivalry as to which should most nearly suit the constitu ency. A new alderman was elected every year and one alderman "held over," the terms being for two years, and elections for the "incomer" being held each spring. Whenever a very important or dinance came up, it was a battle roy al. The measure had always been first offered and then referred to com mittee, and then discussed and threshed out in the newspapers. Mass meetings in the various wards had been held, and a good many of the al dermen had been publicly and private ly "feeling" out their "constits." Com mittee meetings sometimes were held in public, and even witnesses and experts examined as to the whys and wherefores of the proposed measure. Of course the champions of both the measure itself and the opposite side had been busy log-rolling, persuading, threatening, writing letters, denounc- ing, praising, and otherwise making things lively, and aldermen by singles and doubles and in groups had been discussing the ordinance with the mayor and various heads of depart ments. When the night came to take up such an important measure there was a sort cf invisible feeling of war fare in the air. The "gallery gods" hung far over the railing and front seats were at a premium. All the reserved seats were occupied, and even the emptj space behind wa3 jammed with spectators. The door keeper was on the alert to keep out the mob that surged to get in after the gallery was filled. The officers In the gallery had been increased in number and admonished as to keeping order. Special newspaper represent ation was present and photographers fully bent on taking all sorts of ghastly "snap-shots" were on hand. And when the proceedings com menced, after the perfunctory roll call and waiving of the reading of the minutes of the last meeting, there was "something doing" from start to fin ish. It was then, at times, that the men grew bitter. Crimination anil re crimination were bandied back and forth, and real ginger was injected in to the speeches, cha'rges and counter charges. Yet even then some witty retort would occasionally clear the at mosphere. "Don't ever ask me for any more money to help out the party," said one indignant young alderman of paternally-descended wealth, "if that is your vote," pointing his finger scorn fully at a certain alderman who had accumulated large gobs of filthy lucre by means of the contracting route. The retort came as quick as light ning: "Oh, I guess I've got as much money as you have, and I didn't in herit it,' either." It was a solar plexis, and the dis comfited and youthful alderman sank back in his seat amid the howls of the gallery ERXEST M'GAFKEY. (Copyright. 130S. by -osenh R. Bowlesj have often been so glued as to show that even a Wink was unsafe." Removing Cinders from Eye. A simple remedy- for removing cin ders from the eye is to dip a small and perfectly clean camel's hair brush in water and pass it over the ball of the eye. This operation requires little skill and generally removes all par ticles of dust instantly without dan ger of inflammation. Of. course, this remedy is not suggested for the train, where uo one could get the brush. J t r Washington Interesting Bit at tne National Capital. Capital Hostesses $ 1 WHMTz-n- utP msssL l WV-- '!, r'OMi Q- WASHINGTON. What will become of Mr. Roosevelt's "nice young men" if Mr. Bryan is elected? This problem is really giving serious con cern to the pleasant, and notably the dinner-giving aliens sojourning tempo rarily "in our midst." It seems an odd sort of thing to worry about, but Washington is an odd sort of place, unlike other cities in many of its as pects, and its residents, both perma nent and flitting, have anxieties and responsibilities unknown to urban dwellers where the social population is less transient and changing than it is here. Hostesses aver that a shortage ex ists in Washington of presentable young men who can be called upon at short notice to fill vacancies at a dinner table. In the face of an eager demand, Mr. Roosevelt has done much toward creating an available and vis ible supply. Diplomatic and official society has taken most kindly to Mr. Roosevelt's importations. They are commonly spoken of as the president's "nice young men." The possibility of their lfflrJft VTTr. ff A FSXA k v-'-'jor x-n lm .. . S fCl New Record in Timber Cut Established FIGURES of the lumber cut in 1907, compiled by the bureau of census and the forest service, showed the largest total ever reported in the United States, exceeding by over seven per cent, the cut reported for 1906, until then the record year. This does not necessarily show a larger actual cut than in 1906, for the re turns obtained last year were more complete than ever before. The fig ures disclose some interesting facts. In 1907 28,850 mills made returns, and their production was over forty billion feet of lumber. This is be lieved to include 95 per cent, of the actual cut. In 1906 22,398 mills re ported about thirty-seven and one-half billion feet. Since, according to these figures, nearly 29 per cent, more mills reported last year than the year be fore, while the increase in production was a little over seven per cent., it Diplomatic Row Is THE recent death in London of Lionel Sackville Sackville-West, second Baron Sackville, recalls the diplomatic row which resulted in his dismissal as minister to this country. Lord Sackville was born in 1827. He was British minister to the United States from 1S81 to 1888, being dis missed by President Cleveland in Oc tober of the latter year. Lord Sackville's dismissal by Cleve land practically ended his diplomatic career, for since 1SS8 he was never intrusted with any important diplo matic mission. He lived quietly the life of a country gentleman and sel dom appeared in London society. He always retained a grudge against America and Americans, and It was his custom to avoid any meetings with travelers from this side. Congress May Take ARMY officers and at least one prom inent civilian official of the war department expect the disposition of the cadet hazing cases to result in the creation of a jolly row in congress next winter. They base their belief upon the fact that the six cadets sus pended for a year were never found guilty of anything .other than hazing, for which the only penalty is expul sion. The query has been going around among officers who think the six should have been dismissed as to what answer Secretary Wright will make when congress asks by what authority those cadets were suspended. Such an inquiry is firmly expected. .Assistant Secretary Oliver, it is well known at the war department, does not agree with his superior as to the wisdom of the action taken by him. Gen. Oliver took great pleasure in announcing that the president had closed the case by approving the find ing of guilty and directing their dis missal. He left Washington, thinking that the case had been closed and that the order dismissing the cadets would be Issued as a mere matter of routine. He did all he considered nec essary to bring about such an ending. When the papers came to him he for warded them to the president. When they came back indorsed with the president's approval, Gen. Oliver an nounced the fact. So did Secretary Loeb. Both were invited to join the Ananias club. Secretary Wright es caped by saying that when he spoke of the finding as having been approved Whisperings w . i off News Gath Fear the Election departure for other fields of activity outside of Washington, and becoming actual, though obscure, workers in the vineyard, is viewed with alarm. Toward the end of the winter ap prehension was expressed at many dinner tables. lest Mr. Bryan came to Washington, bringing with him in subordinate capacities youths from the corn and hog-raising states who might be addicted to the prudent usage of mashing their peas. Over the imminence of this dire possibility there has been a sad shak ing of heads. Active and persistent dinner-givers" in the diplomatic, cab inet and senatorial "sets," as well as among the merely rich people, who in increasing numbers are making Wash ington a place of resort in the winter months, have found Mr. Roosevelt's "nice young men" almost a necessity in making their social plans for enter tainment and amusement. In any event, it is realized that the tennis cabinet, as such, is doomed. It will dissolve into its constituent elements and fade away from the scene of Washington activities, social, political and sporting, after March 4 next. Whether Mr. Taft or Mr. Bryan is elected, the tennis court in the rear of the executive offices seems certain to become once more a flower bed for the display of geometrical figures of early blooming crocuses or a play ground for children. might be thought that the, amount actually manufactured must have been greater in he earlier year. This, how ever, would be a too hasty inference, for it is almost wholly among mills of small individual output that the gain in the number of establishments reporting has been made. Before the year closed the general business depression was severely felt in the lumber industry. It was not, however, the most important cause of a falling off in the production of the year where a falling off occurred. For decline in production took place only in certain regions. The south is the region of greatest activity in lum ber production, and yellow pine the most important wood, forming 33 per cent, of the entire cut of the country. The cut of yellow pine reported shows an increase of 13 per cent, over that of 1906. In the early part of the year many of the southern mills cut so heavily that, in spite of the curtailed output which followed the business disturbance later, the total was great er than ever before. But in both the lake states and the northwest a smaller cut was reported than foi 1906, though the number of mills re porting increased. Recalled by Death A few years ago Lord Sackville created a sensation by publishing a pamphlet, for private circulation among his friends, in which he vindi cated his diplomatic work in the United States. The newspapers ob tained a copy of this publication. In it Lord Sackville explained with mucr picturesque detail that the trap intc which he fell in this city was a Fcniar conspiracy; that the Fenian organiza tion harassed him during his residenc in America, kept spies after him and plotted to assassinate him. Few o the diplomat's friends took this storj seriously. Most of them regarded it as the imaginings of a disappointec old man who was brooding upon whal he considered his wrongs. The minister was given his pass ports by the president after his recall had been requested by the American government, which request was not acted upon by the British government. The occasion of the diplomat's dis grace was that he had been trapped into writing a letter, written as he supposed to an Englishman, favoring the re-election of Cleveland. This let ter was used against the president. Up Hazing Cases he spoke without having nersonal knowledge simply assuming the re ports given out by Acting Secretary Oliver and Secretary Loeb to have been accurate. The understanding here is that Con gressmen from the districts in which the cadets live will introduce bills au thorizing the president to restore the dismissed cadets to the academy and take the order of suspension from the six who were found guilty of one thing and punished for something not speci fied in an accurate manner. FIDO BROKE A TOOTH. A youth slunk into the dentist's c fice with a pained expression on hi.? face. His hat was gone and his smart attire showed evidence of a struggle. The dentist stepped forward with a professional air. "What can I do for you?" The youth glanced apprehensively at the door. "I I wish to have a tooth removed." "Very well, please be seated." Shuffling over to the chair the youth crawled into it on his hands and knees. The dentist looked on in amazement. 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When it was over the squaw paid the minister bis fee and 'led her husband away in tri umph." TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD. Pinxit I have just finished the late Mrs. Peck's portrait. It's a speaking likeness. The' Widower Peck Would it be too much trouble to er change it a bit'in that respect? Socialism in Japan. Socialism has no footing in this country as yet, nor is there any indi cation that it will gain a footing in the near future at all events. Prior to the war with Russia a small coterie of men calling themselves socialists argued vehemently against the open ing of hostilities and published a newspaper organ to propagate their creed. But they soon dwindled into insignificance, and although a period ical of so-called socialist views con tinues to be published it has no in fluence, nor does it serve any purpose, apparently, except to furnish material for occasional comment on the part of amused readers. Japanese Weekly Mail. Laundry work at home would be much more satisfactory if the right Starch were used. In order to get the desired stiffness, it is usually neces sary to use so much starch that the beauty and fineness of the fabric is hidden behind a paste of varying thickness, which not only destroys the appearance, but also affects the wear ing quality of the goods. This trou ble can be entirely overcome by using Defiance Starch, as it can be applied much more thinly because of its great er strength than other makes. A Carlyle Wedding. Cralgenputtcok. where Carlyle'a "Sartor Resartus" was written. Has Just been the scene of a notable wed ding. The bride was Mary Carlyle of Craigenputtock, a grandniece of Thom as Carlyle, a farmer, of Pingle, Dum friesshire, a son of Thomas Carlyle'a favorite nephew. Pingle is about four miles from Ecclefechan, Carlyle's birthplace, and this village is the original of the Entuphl of "Sartor Resartus." London Standard. More Important. "Ah! Mrs. Newcomb," said the up pish Mrs. Subbubs, "my many social duties have prevented me from calling upon you as I should. However, I will surely return your visit some day " "Oh! that doesn't matter much," replied Mrs. Newcomb promptly, "but I do wish you'd return the groceries you've borrowed from time to time." -Catholic Standard and Times. With a smooth Iron and Defiance Starch, you can launder your shirt waist just as well at home as the steam laundry can; it will have the proper stiffness and finish, there will be less wear and tear of the goods, and it will be a positive pleasure to use a Starch that does not stick to the iron. Contrast in Wills. If, as Is stated, the will of the late duke of Devonshire contains nearly 18,000 words, it is certainly entitled to rank high among long-winded tes taments. Probably the shortest will on rec ord was that of a Streatnam gentle man, proved a few years ago, which consisted of the words: "All for moth er. C. TV Westminster Gazette. 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