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Better Ferriage
Deoted to the Upblldig of the West Side of the Rivrer A ver li." -.MANIAe - I.I, iLUIE(Oi).
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i IRALLY OF 0. 0. A. WAS
r Parker, Mr. McShane and Other
Prominent Speakers Receive
Hearty Applause
peisans Democratic Association
IN fteenth ward may well be
of the monster rally which took
Ie last Thursday night. It was
apet political meeting held in
by the opposition of Ring
for the past. sixteen years. It
as eae of our daily papers stated,
"Give 'um the hot stuff"
afm beginning to end.
to the meeting, the regulars
a "Vote for Behrman" banner
ever the speakers stand, which
uitle effect on the great en
of the crowd. The large at
was a forerunner of what
haippen on September 14th.
Eersnor John M. Parker arrived
fggtedly at the meeting, and the
pe demanded that he talk. In his
be answered the charges made
ring against him.
Swant to say that I have done all
I power for the state of Louisiana
Sheit y of New Orleans," spoke
Parker, in answer to the
made upon him by the ma
jm cbharged by the ring with hav
-kla promise after promise, I
as, and I call upon Martin
to live up to his statement.
the people want is a servant
, and not a great big boss.
lved to destroy the ring in
Wlblre a man who can say that
si labor an unfair deal? The
pus me with being discourte
- door of my office is never
Ssayone. Every man who is
'Mif-respecting American is
a hir deal.
I w~s elected governor of the
lulasiana, I resigned from
tion of which I was a
Ilartin Behrman and the
me with being unfair to
y life I have fought the
ldai the ring is stronger
has made its way into the
Seme politcal and not le
as rendered. You have
who fear the ring.
th. courts, and they
no living man can
fect that the attorney
promised him that he
Ia keeping New Orleans I
aid be needed. 1
will be committed to c
and the cane fields of I
it will be useless for I
to try and get me to i
* e
tion will give the .
elty a business, not a
t," said Andrew n
Mr. McShane reiterated $
rtion that this cam- b
Itet one of men, but of 'I
eoncluion he warned Y
Mt if 'Martin Behrman 1
there would not be c
of government in a Ia
$r McShane's speech was a
.e point, as follows: T
ya great privilege to It
' large and representa. ti
of my fellow citizens in
Ward-the home ward bi
my opponent. B
o the fact that I am t
sl the fifteenth Ward, Al
persoal friends here. A
le result on September vi
P &B
Sfight for any man or h4
*t is a fight for the $2
ltyi, for the emancipa- wI
from the yoke of yc
a is fight in which
In all my life. I
te large and enthust- hi
we have had at all pr
that the people are me
the feel our eaue
uad I thank God tw
ig enough to see he
sa I uasar. it th
I14. a
en the platform tofa
en have seen pub- ha
My admlnlistra- th
psple oef this city du
t, and not a Cr
will Cr
to the people a
~ger fire depart i
sad better sye- ma
ma r, sad I eq
ellow etisems, the
mayor, year so- ee
will elways be vid
and I pledge Ne
I wll never ap- tie
aa inJauction me
Inepeetlan your eos
Ward or say mm
the leveath. Orl
sta1 deal for she
to tate, sad put
~lat ehaane ber
le elet M- wear
ehene to drw
smebet. t hal
Jion } "We hear much these days about the
be great friendship of Martin Behrman
ook for the laboring man," said Senator
was Stafford. "I want to warn you labor.
in ing men to beware of these false labor
Ing leaders who tell you about how un
It just Parker is and how Mr. Behrman
ted, loves labor. Beware of these so-called
uif" labor leaders who carry a union card
for political influence and through the
tars use of that influence obtain positions
ner ý on the animated payroll. Beware of
Iich these so-called labor leaders who hold
en- down $4,000 a year jobs in the City
at- Hall.
hat "Just like Jack Banville." cried one
of the crowd.
ved "Such so-called labor leaders." con
the tinued .Mr. Stafford. "are not the true
his friends of labor. They are really ene
ade mies of all honest labor. They care
nothing for the interest of the labor
all ing man, but look out only for their
ana own places on the animated payroll."
the The crowd fairly roared when a tell
na- ing point was made by a speaker.
There was one discordant note, how
av- ever, sounded by a crowd of thirty or
I forty small boys carrying banners on
tin which was inscribed "W'ho the Hell Is
it McShane?" and "FEle.-t Behrman
mt Againl. Beating on cooking utensils
es. and blowing tin horns, these young
in machine sympathizers created a near
riot just before the beginning of the
tat meeting.
he A riot call to the police station was
-te- sent in by one of the 0. D. A. leaders
rer at the meeting. There was already
is one emergency supernumerary patrol
is man on the ground and the riot call
brought only two more officers. These
he dispersed the youngsters, however, so
)m they contented themselves with stag
a ing a very noisy parade through the
he streets of Algiers and two or three
to demonstrations at the ferry landing.
he L. Munsterman, tpresideat of the
er Fifteenth Ward branch of the Orleans
be Democratic Association, opened the
le- meeting and Introduced Louis Acker
ve as chairman of the meeting. Mr. Ack
er made a short speech, declaring that
ey "in spite of efforts to sidetrack it, the
an real issue in this campaign is the
record of Martin Behrman during his
ch sixteen years as mayor." 1
he State Senator Thomas V. Craven I
as brought alternate cheering and 1
laughter from the crowd when he told (
to of the mayor's record in the manage
of ment of the city's finances and, with
or burning sarcasm, lauded him for wish- I
to ing to save the state $25,000 to be r
spent on the probe commissielon.
"On Tuesday night in the Sixteenth
1e Ward," said Senator Craven, "Mr.
a Font charged that the city govern- I
w ment had incurred a debt of over
d $700,000 in direct violation of the Con
a. stitution of the State of Louisiana. h
)f This debt was not authorized by you.
d You had expressly forbidden Martin
n Behrman to incur this debt. The g
constitution is the supreme law of the 0
a land. But what's a little thing like n
a a constitution to Martin Behrman? d
This debt must be paid with our 81
o money, yours and mine, not with Mar- N
t. tin Behrman's money. I can't see any d
s improvements that have been wrought u]
d by this expenditure. You can't either, tl
But what is that to Behrman? His is O
a the king. The king is greater than gi
1, any law. The king can do no wrong. ih
:. A $700,000 debt contracted in direct n
r violation of the law. And yet Martin tI
Behrman holds up his hands in holy er
r horror at the thought of spending
S$25,000 on the probe. To use his own
words in speaking of his record, 'Can
f you beat it!'
t "Behrman don't like the newspapers.
I don't blame him. Without the press
his record would be his own private
I property, and your money and my
p money could be spent as his whim and
fancy moved. The papers stand be
I tween the Behrman system and civic
bankruptcy. They are the only check
Sthat the people have en the extrava.
gance of the ring. No wonder Behr.
man doesn't llke them! Charlie Rosen bI
has crewned Martin Behrman King ef
the Tenderloin.' John Sullivan has
dubbed him the 'Duke of the Double
Cross,' and I now name him 'the
Crown Prince of Camonuflage' "
Representative Rudolph J. Weln.
mann, of the Fourteenth Ward, at.
tacked the mayor's record, referring
espeeially to the bill introduced into
the Legislature last session by Repre ~
sentative O'Donnell, of Algiers, pro
viding for makint the ferries between
New Orleas and Algiers public utill
ties. Mr. Welnmann charged that his
measure was defeated by the machine
eontrolled legislators from New Or
"This measure," said Mr. Wein.
mana, "was drawn up by citieesn who
felt that so vital a link between New e
Orleans and Algises uas the ferries W
should be in the hands of the public
mad operated for the benedt of the o
paube rather than in the hands of i
prlvtp Interests and operated for the
bemelt of steehodeMrs. In other th
woerds hey wanted to make the ferries pa
pulic utlities when poemble and U
drew up the Mll with that end in km
view. Believing that Mr. O'Deannell
would kesep aith with the peopl he re
resamnted ther aked him to intro.
dne th meme.r BMew he batrnyed
that trert sen ms. - Ui
"WhItn ie~IIMMI Nick Hum. a
f1JJ Planked
M 0
i G3 ý o
(c hi. n
:i:· i : : :
'Horses & Cattle
h Roaming at Large
se Our present city adminiistration is
so not giving much assistance to our
g public spirited citizens who are mak
he ing an honest effort to help beautify
e and make Algiers the beautiful resi
dential section that it should be.
e Through the effort and persuasion
of the Herald, many of our property
holders have taken down their front
er fences to help make a "City Beauti
ful". They are now beginning to re.
at gret that they have taken down their
fences as their property is being
is ruined by roaming cattle. During the
past few weeks it is a common
thing to see horses, mules, and cows
on our public streets and in peoples.
'n gardens, seemingly enjoying the privi
id lege extended to the animal kingdom
Id during this election period.
We must say a good word for our
police department. They have been
and do make every effort to stop the
roaming of cattle on our public streets.
h They are often seen driving cattle and
horses to the Algiers pound, but there
their duties end: the cattle are re
r leased without fine or affidavit, and
they are again on the street the next
night to keep the policeman busy in
. having them put in the pound again.
n What encouragement has the Al
e giers property holders to help beautify
e our section when affidavits are not
e made against the violators who help
destroy the good efforts of a public
r spirited property holder? In the
Naval Station section between the via
duct and Farragut St.. the cows go
t up on General Meyer Avenue where
thei make their bed for the night.
s Opelousas Avenue furnishes a grazing
° grouxd for many of the mules belong
ing to residents of that section. We
now ask to whom shall- we appeal for
the proper protection of our prop
7 erty?
-I - i--------
The W drn of AIldc.
ALMOST In the center c' Wyoming,
near a bend in the BIf orn river
and 4,850 feet above sea le. el, nature
brought to the surface, for the bene
it of all humanity, her most notable
work In the hot-spring line. Here, from
a rough-edged opening approximately
25 feet in diameter, and which may
come through from China for all any
body knows-since it has been sound
ed to a depth of 1,000 feet and no bot- t
tom found, there bubbles forth about t
18,000,000 gallons of 185-degree hot I
water, possessing untold medicinal f
value, every 24 hours. b
This health fount was distaovered t
by a wandering band of Indians. When a
the white man came he named it "Blg e
Horn Hot Spring." because the water tl
was inally tumbled over a 40foot cliff u
in a beautiful wrterahll to the river b
below. A city was built by the river.
They called it Thermepolle (Hot Sty), n
becaub of its nearness to the spring.
The government purchased the traet
an which the spring Is loasted in 1837.
WaUhakie chief eo the Shshame,
agreed eely as conditlon that a per n
ties of the water be reserved forever t
fie fhr puble a. Later. when the b
bsveenmaet ended the leand to the tate.
the same lease was iaserted ina the s
patest. Thus thlr peat natre-made
sa-tl-bis r many Ill which beset tc
hrmaitty haes been preserved fur the *
a everybaedy r a time. A mat- hi
r-al admixture et ipher, lme, ma~
amels bs sad Miea, thMs water pe ga
tiem s the trebatees o bloed and s
messe sad u h.rlr
Joseph Hughes Retires
e 45 Years of Service
is On last Saturday at the ['nited
ur States Post-office, a ceremony took
k- place in which figured one of Algiers
fy prominent men: namely. Joseph
si- Hughes who for 45 years has had con
tinuous service with the U'nited States
o Government in the branch of the Rail
ty way Mail Service.
at John Kirber, acting president of the
ti- local association of Railway Mail
'e( Clerks in a short address reviewed
ir the record of Mr. Hughes, and he laid
ig stress on the fact that Mr. Hughes'
ie retirement was not due to inefficiency
mn nor of lack of interest in his work, but
vs solely because of the rules of the gov
s ernment.
i Mr. Hughes was presented with a'
m gold monogram watch fob attached to
which was a charm on which is in
ir scribed as follows: "Remembrance
n from co-workers upon retirement from
1 Railway Mail Service, August 21,
. 1920f1, after 45 years of service." Mr.
d Hughes was very much touched with
e this ceremony but was able to respond
e. in his characteristic way, and by the
d time he had finished he left no doubt
:t in the minds of the donors that he
n fully appreaciated the gift. In speak
ing to the employees present, Mr.
SHughes said:
t "I resent the imputation that we are
I too old for any good work," said Mr.
Hughes. "And I challenge any young
e man of my age to a race around the
block or from the rear to the forward
end of a mail car." (lHere he had to
pause while the applause subsided.)
"Cennect yourselves with good com
panions, be kind to your families, help
your friends and do your duty to hu
manity and when the'time comes to
leave them you will have no regret."
Mr. Hughes was further honored by
the Masonic employees of the Railway
Mail Service by presenting him with a
handsome blood-stone ring with the
MAsonic emblem engraved. Accom
panying this ring was the following
"Your Masonic Brethern connected
with the Railway Mail Service here
with tender you this small token of
their esteem and good fellowship upon
your retirement after forty-five years
of loyal and conscientious service.
Our best wishes attend you and may
Great Architect of the universe grant
you many more years of usefulness i
accompanied with good health and sac
"Having the honor tonight to ex- t
tend to you heartful congratula.
tions. in the name of our Manager.
Mr. Roberts, the employees on the
ferry, and the ladies of the ferry
house, I wish also to extend to you ti
their sincere wishes for a long, happy Ii
and prosperous married life with o
every blessing. It is also their fur- il
ther wish, dear Bertha, that your p
married life may prove to be as
bright as the lights on the gift B
which I now present you in their G
name." H
Such were the remarks of Mrs. E. N
L. Oertling in the Third District K
ferry house in Algiers on Saturday M
night, the 21st lnstant, at 'wich U
time Miss Bertha Baker surrounded A
by her friends and co-workers was ai
very agreeably surprised, and pre. L,
seanted with a 'handsome electrollier. el
Miss Baker Is very popular in our M
town and the near approaeh of her le
marriage to Mr. August Gaspard, n
has been the occasik reeently for B
aeveral showers, and srprtses of a e
nature similar to the above. P
Mr. and Mrs Herae e Nelsen have U
bee smidlu seme the at Pars
hrtga. 3
: Street Car Company
Offers New Contract
4 F. W. Burgis of the West New Or-
k leans Light and Traction Co. has pre
-a pared a memorandum of agreement
h which has been submitted to the Street
-. Car Employees in Algiers for their
s 'onsideration and adoption.
N- Negotiations are now going on be
tween the men and the company.
e The agreement submitted is as fol
11 lows:
d WVest New Orleans Light & Traction
Company and South New Orleans
Y Light & Traction Company.
t Memorandum of proposed new agree
ment. Offered by the Company on
August 17th. 1920.
a Working conditions and relations
a with the Amalgamated kAssociation.
to remain similar to those specified in
a the old agreement, but with some
minor modifications which, to both
parties, shall appear to be fair and
The wage scale to be increased;
and the seniority bonus to remain
effective, as a reward for. and ackowl
edgement of faithful and continuous
Application to be made to the Public
Authorities for an increase in ear
fare. in order to permit the company
to pay higher wages.
The intention is to change the scale
of wages on September 16th, if pos
sible; or that the change be retroac
tive to that date, to the extent of not
to exceed thirty days.
If the base rate of car fare is made
7 cents, the base rate of wages will
be increased from $64.00 per month
to $128.00 per month, and the seniority
bonus will be added thereto.
If the Public Authorities should re
fuse to give the relief the company
will ask for, or should defer the grant
ing of that relief, the company will.
for as long a time as it is financially
able, pay the conductors and motor
men a moderate increase, commenc
ing on September 16th, by advancing
the base rate of wages from $64.00
per month to $96.00 per month, with
the seniority bonus added thereto. a
The proposed wage schedule would
result as follows:
The highest paid motorman (13
years in the service) would receive
in a 30 day month, $143.50, and in at
31 day month, $148.28. s
The new men would commence f
receiving in a 30 day month, $12: .0 p
and in a 31 day month, $132.27. s'
li all cases, overtime would be
added, as at present, at the rate of
time and a half. a
- ti
Mr. and Mrs. Mike McMahon en- bi
tertained their little grand daughter, fi
Ira May Gaffrey on the anniversary to
of her eighth birthday at their home II
in Elmira avenue. Games were t
played and dancing was indulged in. n'
Those present were: Margaret ni
Brown, Margaret Sounehand, Winona th
Gouner, Beryl Gouner, Glen Boylan,
Harriett, Cecil and Parisca Munts, rl
Murial Lucas, Grace Kiusler, Gerald th
Kraemer, Cleo Wheatley, Irene Mc- of
Mahon, Louise Trahon, Ed. J. Borne, tl
Ura Babin, Ruth McMahon, Doris -
Alnsworth, Genevieve Brown, Irene I
and Aldea Klink, Alberta Molaison,
Louise Andre, Meryl Yallets, Bon
elyn Oofttey, Adet Atthoffer. OryiW
MeMahon, Regina Bolk, Louise Kes.. d
ler, Norma Wheatley, Ira May Got- hi
ney, Eddie, James, Charles, Earl,
Billy and Leslie McMahon, Al. Au- to
oin, Wedey Babin, Elwood Brown, m
Preston Gottaney, Loyd Frsach, Mr. i
and Mrs. MeMahon, Mr. sad Mrs.
E. J. and J. W. cMahon, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Aola, Mr. and Mrs. H. p
B. oetm. le
Will The Voters Run To The Grand Exit
On September 14th, Or W ill They
Stay For The Finish.
(('ONTiRIRhTITED IlV E. I'. I. IIf( M tRU.)
Art-mnus Ward, the humori-t. r.l:!at!.
that he once owned and traveled withl
an animal how, thut wa.s woefil.
wea,-k in animal. and terrfcly sitron
on po-te;> The audince l1( te, ftd Ath
fr:itdI It eoon 'hot.' I siL:s of dli'<
s.t.ti facti' :,. It ":r' re lh'1:i It c-r,
,m n:t ins xA'rd i .a i t " it tIrc.
'Luadic- and _,".:t1 i n , e . ,i . vol;l
have ien only t .l y , nin of this
.--how "' Then I illt:n to : a w e o pe -
inc in th.* tI«n hIe' ,silt d. " no :',Ir i"
the i;rsan ito' ""1 The ro id iruih, it
il th- t dirt but i-i it v.i t -I o.,n in
thi da:'k o:ti d tl, an i Ward i ,,Ie
Orlans tre river. t ithe , i .ctl ha' te :a
ai h ,taithy Ir. ith' Incb ,nti ll,, th,
t u atIly ni te n-i it- lf. " thl( ia p)t.i
ing for th,,e ,i'tle a d it th Tic t o and
of atinlliri:_ vot.er or it rcould it ne a
iew f'to red I!tnat( i. itt,"f . th oi .h
feu faltored contra. led :'. to an 'e-h,
tii he l .r 14th il, l thnr w , t,.rlie ,iof N.et
Orleans rush b the ';ratne 'axi"t
The riter. in this a isut ,. will frt'o
hquetly ae- snd pothint direitlny at oie
person e , th "Head of the 'ickmot ar
tin llethrnlan. The writer han s no du
,,ire to be personal. lie nh.ither noish,
to be offn"hsive. nor would ihe :ive an
opportunity to the "1a. hine" ;andi
date to pose as a miartyr, nor ::'low
hint to presume that sins ling him out
is proof of his exceptional ahility, his
force of character or his paramount
strength. Hehrman, as an individual.
is a there incident in his campai-n.
lie is only one of the harassing politi
cal boils that infest the body politic.
His position only maket him a bigger
and a sorer boil. Behrman is the
t main issue, because by his own re
t peated claims, by his public utterances,
r by his acts and by his manipulations,
he is the titular head of this ".a
chine." The conceit, the supra-self
confidence that has led hin to inject
I- himself, willy nilly, in this campaign,
has made him the legitimate main tar
nget. Ie is the type of politician that
crops out spontaneously from the
vitals of this political system. A
little more daring, a little more in
genuity. a little more cunning, a little
better knowledge of the game, and a
little less scruple in employing ob
jectionable means causes such a type
to be crowned "King."
Behrman's affability to friends and
supporters, is no more an issue than
his conceit; his sociability, with those
he likes, is no more an issue than his
arrogance; his generosity to friends
and political neutrals, is no more an
issue than his political hatred and
vindhitiveness. Behrman is the main
issue, because by force of autocratic
habit, he not only has assumed con
trol of his star chamber organizea
tion, but practically assumed sole di
rection of public affairs, tHe must be
eliminated from public office, because
when you perpetuate the head. you
perpetuate the system. C
Bebrman is not the desirable type
of man for mayor of a great modern
progressive community. He repre
sents an effete, discarded, discredited
political system. He is a blurred
political tin-tpye relAtroduction of
Richard Croker' American muni- "
cipalities, with intelligent and con
scientious electorate. are fast ridding a
themselves of this inefficient selfish h
and corrupt system of municipal gov- h
be an ideal mayor, that he "must have ji
an intelligent understanding of the
fundamental principles of a represent- a
ative government-he must adopt and.
incorporate clean sound principles of bI
public policy-must be an administra
tor of recognized ability." I
Behrman has a weak conception of
the elementary principles of a repro..
sentative government and he is woe "1
fully deficient in sound princi
ples ef public policy. The writer iill n.
select only a few ef many proofs in p4
I confirmation of this statememat. dl
By word and act, through his entire n
administration, Behrman has assumed n
that the Executive is the authorized
and competent judge as to whether.
the laws framed by the legislative in
branches of government are to be en
forced or not. As the infallible in- re
terpreter of public opinion, HE is at gi
liberty to enforce them or not enforce m
them, when and where he pleases. A t
notable example of this attitude is the ab
unwarranted liberty he has taken with in
the Sunday saloon~closing law. vii
This is a dangerous attitude, a most
v'cious principle and subeersive of wi
the spirit and duties of three branches lij
of government, the Executive. Legisla- an
tive and Judiciary. Although hidden an
There will be a meeting held Fri.
day night at 7:30 o'clock at the Al* thi
hambra Club by the ladies of our
town to discuss the suffrage move- ps
ment and the present political cam
paign. Speeche. wii be made by
Mrs. Eleanor Graham, Miss Plouumee
Huberwald and several others, a
Plans will be made for a mass meet- vi
leg to be held Teday ght.
h t! r . t. Ih tl ,In c hauc I I'
S "i,, :.,:, r :c tr, i,.- ! lit, th t  ik of tc e
H , , I i.t" 11 a- i t rol a btn,'' ,
l\- • r!"" , 1, . 1 ,t , W h 1 " lit ,t ,,.i a itt
du.i l rpc i' b'.T ,ili't and. a'un tih rit. by
t ", .- . , t.',! " frt.;n i;".',::i h,
tr t ;- d r . a, tl ro de
t I-- .' .ý , ".ti .; :t 1 ,.tn t ' ' t. l , o,
r ,,u' t, it . ', o n rck t. " wituch auto
tir.tic f:w ept i n , " utl ,o r it-. d o est
1l, "S i .-.-, ti I1 t  i Ie Nr. ~ W I'twhere?
t, rt; ut"I, 1' 'I t, ltl!,|t itt.:,,..t:,)it.
,, , ,rman , i l n ,-t an a;:,lali of
rtc 1ni a abilitn r himsell has oT -
i th . stump t:t",i crn dit for everI:lk
Imunitti a'l I tivi; . This intrl huie con
ter lontl ! ll;! .nc l of this city are in a
l epl" rible conditi ln. Favorl'tilsm ex
t tr-va!nc t.i it% to adnu thority byv
t:1 t,ffi, it - I ' pii lf li- tnen:t uc . It
, in e d, id plonment t to all unproductiveon
c- arait ic cl horden of poutliority, does
1 Prusinitni, th'ic everywhere?
t made nit i noble to an adminiseetrator o
Swith id abilit li hienues. Itelf has onmade
L the mpossitul takeo randit finc r every
as the municiremenl activity. This s huge con
crelle but it makes him responsible
for offtnsive control in all directions
and for all dismal failures.
It h caued the strts of this city are in a
deplohrable condition Favoritsmhey x
t travagan'e and the necessity of glv
ing employment to an unproductive
parasitical horde of political tools, has
t made it impossible to meet expenses
e with adequate revenues. It has made
ian Impossible to grant ncreased corm
as the firemen t has forcd policemen, or to re
crease the force, or to Improve the
- equipment.
It hasnd caused the streets of the city,
paved and unpaved, to be left in such
a deplorable condition that they are
an eye-sore to resident and visitor
alike. It has forced the Mayor to re
fuse cooperatio to State onfealth au
thorities and caused him to treat them
with flippant sarcasm and transpar
ently thin ridicule, when they called
attention to the filthy, dangerous and
disgraceful condition of the public
markets. For a supposedly serious
executive to ward off confession of
negligente, by sneers was puerile and
This bankrupt condition has also
crippled the school system, through
lack of safe suitable buildings:
through want of necessary equipment;
or the maintenance of an efficient
teaching staff. Behrman. in the first
years of his administration, showed
some interest, some zeal for the school
system. But when he saw an anaemic
tubercular city treasury: when l'e saw
the city's revenues swallowed up by
a burdensome and profitless pay-roll,
he became helpless, his ardor cooled,
his zeal ftell to artic temperatures and
school improvements ceased.
'The Sewerage and Water Board is
just now singing a lamentation of
Jeremiah in the financial wilderness;
and the Industrial Canal is slowly re
covering from financial apoplexy,
brought on by Behrman's methods.
In a .most every department of pub
lic service, improvements are stag
nant, efficiency metionless, the wheels
of progress idle, except in the wild
imagination of the Head of the Ticket,
"Pronu whtl all blessings flow." Nec
essary imr vc',.:--t- t,, rake the city
not oal, ,nltractive but habitable are
postponed, because a profligately pro
digal partisan city government can
not make its revenues meet legitimate
necessary expenses. And yet, taxa
tion, assessment, contribution have
become distressingly, almost crusheb
ingly burdensome.
Is Behrman an administrator of
recognized ability? With what mis
givings,. what doubts, what resentment
must even the residents of Algiers,
think of Behrman's administrative
ability, when they cross on the ferries
in one direction, and try to cross the
viaduct in the other.
"Behrman Ideal Type of Mayor'"
will be continued with special side
lights on Behrman's Labor Record"
and his estimate of Parker Governor
and McShane rival candidate.
Jullus Kruttechnitt, chairman of
the executive committee of the South
ern Paeiic, was in New Orleans Pri
day on a tour of inspection. He left
Frlday evening for San Francisce
En route, he will inspect the comn
pany's property along the Ine. Ao
companyting him were W. R. Scott,
presldent of the 8. P. lines in Louis
lana and Tems; J. H. R. Parsos.
vicepresiddent and pgneral manager,
and C. 3. Pay, trati manager.

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