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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD.
VOL. 35 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 1906. 23 PAGES NO. 351 THE WEEK'S TALK IN NEW YORK CITY McClellan Gives Up Hope of the White House HEARST WILL RUN AGAIN But Will Try for Governor First. Odell Is a Political Corpse—De pew a Real Senator at Seventy-two. BY SEWELL HAGGARD. New York, January 8.—(Special.)—The feature of the week s news in New York was the beginning of Mayor McClellan's second term* and his new appointments. The mayor has fulfilled to the letter in his appointments his ante-election prom ise that he proposed to be mayor of all the people and that he was to be no man's man. He has picked out good, clean men to do the city’s work, men who have received the almost unanimous approval of the press and public men generally. The only dissenters are Wil liam Randolph Hearst and William M. Ivins, the two defeated candidates for mayor. Some of the mayor’s appointees are Tammany men, but they are capable and honest. The others were selected for their efficiency and high standing with the public. To the post of police commissioner, the hardest job to fill in the city govern ment, he has called Gen. Theodore A. Bingham, the former tnajordomo of the White House, but who despite this train- ( Ing Is something of a rough and ready. - picturesque character. “Be on the level, jump into t'he job and do your best.’’ is General Bingham’s motto, and New York believes he will succeed in giving the city a clean government. Mr. McClellan realizes fully that since be has cut loose from Tammahy Hall the 1 plans to make him the democratic nonii- . nee for President of the United States are well nigh impossible of fulfillment I and in bis speech to the board of alder- j men he declared that within all human I probability he would never hold another i public office. The scheme of C. Francis Murphy, the I leader of Tammany Hall, was to elect. I McClellan governor of the state, so that j be would be thp logical democratic can- i dldate for President. Since McClellan has I practically parted company with Tam many politicians argue that 'he could not J be elected governor. No democrat has ever been elected without Tammany’s support. These politicians also contend that the democratic convention will nom inate no man who Is unable to carry New York, because without. this state the election of a democratic President is most improbable. Others take the view that McClellan by his independent course as mayor of New York has made himself stronger throughout the country, and that he is more than ever a likely candidate for President Undoubtedly the mayoralty campaign o* W. R. Hearst was but a forerunner of his candidacy for governor. Should be be elected governor he reasons that the next national democratic convention cannot ignore his claims to the presiden tial nomination. Hearst’s race for mayor was made soely to further his higher ambitions and to try to rid the field of bis most dangerous competitors for the White House, Mayor McClellan. Hearst now' contends that he Is a bigger man than if he had been elected mayor, be cause many persons believed that he was defrauded out of the office. Hence he is so confident that he can he elected governor, the stepping stone to the Presi dency. Odell Burled. Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., made his last desperate stand to regain the state lead ership In the selection of a speaker for the assembly this week. He was beaten, overwhelmingly beaten, and his name erased from the political map of New York. These are bad days for _ bosses, but Odell has the satisfaction of knowing that some day the men who have suc ceeded him will meet his fate. Ail bosses are thrown out sooner or later. Odell came out of the obscurity of the Ice and grocery business in Newburg some fourteen years ago as a member of the republican state committee. He loon won the entire confidence of Sena tor Platt, the state leader. He presented new ideas and plans of campaigns, and. most of them proving good, he was soon made chairman of the executive commit tee at the request of Senator Platt. He was then sent to Congress, where he served two terms without distinction, good or bad. except that he was known as a "good fellow." When the late Charles W. Hackett. who had been chairman of the state committee for a number of years, died. Odell succeeded to the office without op position. He was the personal choice of Senator Platt. In 1898 Colonel Roosevelt was the logi cal candidate for governor, and Platt and Odell supported his nomination. In 1900 they succeeded in sfdetracking Roosevelt to the candidacy for Vice President, and Odell was nominated for governor with out opposition. When elected he contin tinued for a time to be a "good fellow." But long before the end of his first term Odell was burrowing in all directions, se cretly undermining Senator Platt and his Our important January +fales --------- Jornorrow She position held by our great January Sales has long been unique among the merchandising events of this City. For many years these sales have grown in strength and magnitude. The accumulated experience of a long series of successful sales is embodied in our extensive preparations. The wide opportunities for selection and economy which have ever made these sales of distinctive interest are strongly in evidence at this time. It is with a certain feeling of pleasure and pride that we announce of our January Sales for 1906. purest! '0F» p i°U5EM°LD| IIN£N6 [ /household Ainens: JOth Annual Sale Announcement is made of this Great Linen Sale of 1906 with the fullest assurance of its success. 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Deeoribe your trouble, and special free medical advice to sqit pour case, also aeot ha sealed letter. tor, however, intends to continue as chairman of the board of the Vanderbilt lines, which is purely an honorary post. “Why should I retire from the Senate?” Mr. Depew asks in response to public clamor. It will be recalled that the Sen ator could not see why 'he should give up his $26,000 a year retainer from the Equitable Life Assurance society until Paul Morton began his campaign of re form in the organization. As to this point the Evening Sun says: “The people demand that Mr. Depew resign the senatorship because of the scandal caused by his peculiar relations with the insurance company. They think he stands revealed as a man unfit to rep resent the great state of New York as one of Its senators at Washington. They have a suspicion that if he never earned his salary as counsel to the insurance company he did not do his work con scientiously as Senator, although he never failed to draw compensation for It, in cluding mileage. “There’s the best of reasons for believ ing that this suspicion is well founded, s and Mr. Depew furnishes it himself. He says he will resign his seventy-nine di rectorships on April 23. his seventy-sec ond birthday, because “I intend now,” he explains, “to do my real work in the Senate.” That's what he was sent to Washington to do—but thAn there were the seventy-nine directorships to attend to and the salaries to be raised and the salary to draw In the Equitable.” Startling Doctrine. Miss L. Graham Crozier. a southern wo man, in a lecture the other day stirred up a hornet's nest among the students of sociological conditions by saying that to chloroform poor babies Is charity. “I would rather personally administer chloroform to the poor starving children of this city than see them living as they must do in squalor and misery today,” she said. “I do not say this for notoriety or to call attention to myself. 1 have talked myself hoarse. I have lectured. I have written countless cornmunications to the authorities and officials without any efTect, and if no other remedy is at hand I will, If given proper authority, put an end to the miserable little lives to whom living is only prolonged agony and utter wretchedness. “The dead child is returned to that nature of which it Is but one manifesta tion, and is a far more preferable being than if it were, breathing the breath of life under Its frightful conditions. “Why should those helpless little lives go on? It Is only perpetuating misery. Why should these diseased little bodies that lack food and proper warmth and nourishment suffer longer when the rem edy is at hand? The child lacking food and fuel will later laxjk pnysieal health, and consequently character and moral ity. "I mean what I say, and can prove what I say. Those who are cowardly enough to neglect these children now— the officials, the institutions, the civil and municipal authorities—the public— are, of course, too cowardly to advocate chloroforming them.” Heredity Discredited. The officers of the children’s court of | New York do not believe that heredity. controls character. An Interesting re port embodying conclusions drawn from the thousands of cases of boys and girls arraigned for misconduct has Just been, submitted by E. Fellows Jenkins, the chief probation officer of the court. He says: “Removing a boy or girl from Improper environment is the first step in his or he- reclamation. The theory that hered ity 'has its Influences has not yet been entirely exploded, but that heredity con trols character Is no longer believed to be a fact. Perhaps the best proof of the contention that environment has the strongest Influence on the development of character Is found In the records of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, which during thirty years 'has Investigated cases in volvlng the social and moral welfare of over half a million children. Instances of this fact are of every day occurrence. “No less than in the permanent re moval of children from Improper guar dians and their being placed in the con trol of Individuals and institutions is the force for good fotind in their being placed by any court of competent jurisdiction on parole. In three years 3377 children arrested for various crimes and convicted at our children's court have been so re leased In the custody of their parents and guardians. The results have been by no means discouraging, even though they show that 16.8 per cent of such children have been arrested for recurrent mlsbc 'ha.vior and committed to Institutions. “The more important fact is that 83.2 per cent have profited by the privilege of parole and have not later become wards of the court or prisoners of the police for any cause whatever.” Opera Without a Chorus. New York had a taste of opera without a chorus this week, owing to a strike of Herr Conried's lesser singers. The opera was “Faust" and the audience seemed to enjoy it sans chorus. A snoring oboe sang the chorus of women harvesters. Four French horns blustered appropri ately through the French chorus of men. If you shut your eyes and stuffed your ears full of cotton you could hardly tell the difference. Necessity may prove the mother of invention. Who knows but that in time an instrument may be as signed to each vocal part, so that when strikes occur all will be well. The bas soon and the kettledrum will be fixed symbols. "Chorus of Old Men.” "Chorus of Soldiers," so that the audience will understand, just as in the Elizabethan drama when a placard of "London Town" was hung up. The singers of the Metropolitan opera chorus are now members of local No. 14. Representatives of the union have pre sented demands for an increase of salary from $15 to $25 a week, for better accom modation on the road, and for other im provements In their previous condition of servitude. Yerket, the Idealist. Charles T. Yerkes wanted the people ot New York to remember him and he could not have adopted a better way of accomplishing this than by remembering the city as he did in his will. He left to tlie city an art gallery, the contents of jfffalctk are valued at $5,000,000 and residuary estate, with which he directs i | that a free hospital be established, is valued at $8,000,000. Mr. Yerkes’ gift, to the Metropolitan Museum alone ranks In value next to the bequest of tile engine builder. Rog ers. of Paterson. It l'ar surpasses In value the collections of Hir Hans Sloan**, the nucleus of the British Museum. Of bequests to New York a (‘lose parallel Is the will of Samuel J. THelen, which made possible the T..den, Lenox Hnd As tor foundations and perpetuates all three names In the library now rising at Forty second street and Fifth avenue. HOLD CURIOUS NOTIONS. Steamboat Employes Object to Name of Vessel Beginning with “M.” Pittsburg.—Rivermen were talking In the office of the Pittsburg and Cincinnati Packet line the other (lay when supersti tions of rivermen came up. The general run of steamboat men ob ject to having a boat with a name start ing vith an M or an O. It is asserted that a ooat of these le-tters always comes to a terr ble end. Several instances are given where boats bearing this supposed * •hoodoo" have l>een su»k or burned. The Molly Ebert, Ollle Neville, Mary Irwin. Major Anderson burned up and the Mis souri and the Ohio sank. All of these boats were known to local men and ran on the Ohio and Mississippi. The case of the Mary Irwin also brought out another "hoodoo" of the river men. It Is believed that when the rats desert a ship there Is trouble ahead. On a sum mei afternoon In 186? the Molly Irwin tied up at the Cincinnati wharf. Soon after it was noticed that the rats were leaving her in droves. Carpenters working about ■the hold of the boat amused themselves by throwing large pieces of wood tut the rodents. The superstitious men on board at once predicted that something was going to happen, and sure enough, about the mid dle of the same night, the Mary Irwin, with six other boats, was destroyed by Are, the Major Anderson being one of them. A cat going on board a vessel is thought a bad aig?|- The only way to get rid of the hoodot> is to throw the cat by Its tail from the port side of the vessel. 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