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
HEARST WILL RUN AGAIN
But Will Try for Governor First.
Odell Is a Political Corpse—De
pew a Real Senator at
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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friends to build up a political machine
of his own. He was renominated in 1902.
and after an exciting campaign. In which
came the first disclosures of how he
mixed politics and business in his own
interest, he was re-elected by a scant
From the day that he was Inaugurated
for his second term Benjamin Odell was
a changed man. He became arrogant
and aggressive. He ceased to burrow like
a mole in politics and adopted the meth
ods of a Dooley raider, sledge hammer
and axes. He ruled the legislature with
a rod of iron, but did not neglect his pri
vate business. The governor ceased to
confer with Senator Platt and refused
every rcriuest made by the man who
created him In politics and public life.
During the session of the legislature no
man or corporation could get a bill passed
without the consent of Odell. It was
known that he was determined to make
the republican party of the state his per
sonal property. He continued to deceive
Senator Platt until it was too late for
the Senator to make a successful fight
to retain his leadership.
Then .the President stepped into New
York politics, and through Governor Hig
gins Odell was overthrown.
As Senator Depew refuses to resign,
the public will be glad to know, at least,
that after his seventy-second birthday,
on April 22, Mr. Depew promises to be a
real 8enator. The Senator has announced
that he will retire gradually from the
nearly one hundred corporations with
which he is connected and devote his en
tire time to his constituents. The Sena
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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
“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.”
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
"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
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
“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
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
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
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. Throwing
It from the starboard side will have no
Believers in hoodoos greet with delight
the appearance of a pig. There are sev
eral boats on which the crews have pet
pigs, and these are supposed to be the
lest bearers of good luck In the world.
After a few weeks' training. It Is said,
they have more sense than a dog. When
the gang plank Is lowered at a landing
they are the first to run on shore. They
are never left behind, as they know the
minute the ropes are going to be let loose.
A boat Is never launched on Friday nor
Is one bought on that day. No business
deal Is ever made on Friday that can ha
put off. It Is Imtl luck to start a new
boat on Friday.
Translated from the German.
Knott Yette—You mean to say that the
use of hair-dye Is dangerous?
Ren Thayer—I do. Uet me tell you
something. A dear friend of mine, •
happy bachelor, found his hair was turn
ing gray at 30. Well, ho had It dyed a
deep black. Four weeks later he was
Have you triedit?
Pat Bill—Why did you ever come to this
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Slim Jim—I heard of it as the land of Canaan,
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I’m getting fat on it, too.
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