Monday, September 29, 1879 - Page 6
MUNICIPAL. Commissioner Worth's Political ActivityThe Fight for the Vacant Collec - torship. ' The Board of City Works continues inactive so far aa appointments in the Department are concerned. The Commissioners held a meeting at noon today, but did nothing beyond awarding to B. B. SturgiB tho contract for repaying Greenpoint avenue with McAdam pavement at ninety - Bix cents por running foot. Many place seekers were hanging about tho offices in expectation that there would bo some changes made in tho forco of tho Department, and tho impression grew more general that the Commissioners would not act until after the election. The faot is, that the places to bo disposed of ara comparatively few, and by Ailing them now, tho Commissioners will make far more enemies than friends - Worth wante to control tho Republican primaries, and is thorofore anxious to make no discharges or appointments at present. This, at least, is tho explanation givon by partloa who ought to be in a position to know. President Massey has had a vary fair share of the patronage ao far, and probably, is not disposod to fores action now. Tho general opinion is that Messrs. Massey and Worth understand each other perfectly. It seems from the gossip to - day that Worth in taking a hand in the contest for the ColiectorBhip in the place of tho late James Freeland. He has signed the petition of Colonel E. B. Fowler, and it is aaid will soon go to Washington to aak his appointment. Franklin Woodruff will also go in support of another candidate, understood to; be ex - Sheriff Daggett. Some have it that Lorln Palmer expeots Worth's aid, and the fact that Auditor Ammerman to - day bad a privato conference with the Commissioner gave some weight to their statements. Mr. Worth, aa far aa can be ascertained, haa not openly said that ho wants Fovilor appointed, although ho has signed bis petition. Tho politicians may bo interested to know that Superintendent of Sowers M. J. Dady announces himsolf as a candidate. Captain W. L. B. Steors Is not a candidate although ha has been spoken of. Ha is seeking the Bo - publican nomination for County Clork.