Tuesday, November 13, 1877 - Page 4
MUNICIPAL. A Thousand Applicants for a Hundred Places. Some of the Sen who Want Positions Un der the "New Deal" What the Politi - clans Were Talking About To - day A Tremendous Rush for Office The Incoming and Retiring Assessors The Latest Republican Job An Unusual Election Bill for the People to Pay The Next Republican General Committee. A Republican politician, in estimating the number of applicants for positions under the "new deal," gave it as his opinion that tiers were fully fifty in each ward and twenty in each town. There are twenty - five wards and five towns, so that if this estimate be correot there ere over a thousand hungry fellows who are looking for perhaps a hundred places, and each one expects to be suooessful. They haunt tbe City Hall, the Court House, the Fire and Police Departments, and all the places where there is s slice of patronage. Those wbo are after the better plaoes do not mingle so muoh in the crowds ; their political "heelers" are at work for thorn. They hang on the outskirts anxiously waiting for something to turn up. The small fry loaf about the approaches to tho public offices talking of what thoy have done for tbe party and what they can and will do, if taken care of, and buttonholing everybody wfSm theyThint may have any influence with the appointing powers. An Eagle reporter circulated among the orowds at the City Hail and Court House this morning for the purpuso of ascertaining who some of the candidates were. It was surprising how weU known they were. Every other man appeared to be a candidate, and all, of course, were "good KopublioanB." Tho reporter obtained the following Information, whioh includes but a very small portion of tho plaoo seekers. They are some of the more prominent one;, however. SOME OF THE MEN WHO WAKl POSITIONS. Ex - Alderman Aaron S. Bowley wants to be Beglster of Water Bates in the place of Thomas CoitrolL. He is backed by Honest John. Bill Wallace, one or the Republican leaders of ihe Eleventh Ward, wants the place ot John Bogarr, Superintendent of Sowers. WaUace'a principal "heeler" is Alderman Gtisnold, the sleok. Cliarley Trowbridge also wants Bogsrt's place. Pat. McEenns, of the Fourth Word, w ants to be Bewer Inspector, and doea not care whose place he takes. John Hare wants James Iynch's place In the Repair Yard. Davo Lorkin wants Inspector Flyan's place in the Department of City Works. Pat Hayes, Flaherty's confidential adviser, wants John Smith's place as Assistant Engineer of the Fire Department In the Eastern District. It Is said that Hayes can have the cbiof Engineersblp if he wants it, but that be does not feel himself competent for the position. He is not competent. He has never been a fireman. He Is a bell ringer employed to do work in the Eastern District, but spends most of his Urns about the CityHslL Dan Northup, a nephew of Uncle Dan Northup, wants to be an Assistant Distriot Attorney, Uncle Dan wants to stay where ho is Secretary of tho Board ot City Works. He has had tho faculty of STICKING under different administrations heretofore, and will probably stick now. Dan Bis mark Ward wants to be an Excise Inspector, Alderman Burnet is looking out for him. Sam Dyas, President of the Eleventh Ward Republican Association, wants to be a clerk undor the Registrar of Arrears. "Ad." Bergen wants his old place la tho Tax Office. Ho has no Alderman behind him. George Brooks also wants a plaoe in tho Tax Office. Ed. Roper, of the Thirteenth Ward, who had a taste of public position in the City Clerk's office, wants to be Secretary of the Eire Commissioners. Alderman Ray does not oppose him. John McLaughlin wants to be an Inspector of Buildings. So do Bill Reeve and Andy Smith. P. Foley, of the Fourth Ward, one of tho noisiest men in the Association of that word, wants to bo an Exoise Inspector. Alderman Dave Acker, of tho Sixteenth Ward, whose term expires this year, wants to be Superintendent of Buildings. He is backed by the Honorablo Jacob Worth, and ia said to be the coming man, M. J. Dady, Inspector of tho now Municipal Building, would very uiuch liko to be Superintendent also. Honest John takes a good deal of etook in Mike, and Mike's friends thinks he would make a good Superintendent. Ex - Fire Commipsioner Mark Phraner waDts to bo an inspector of buildings. Mark thinks he ought to be taken care of. W. E. S. L, J. E. Fales, the barrUter, wants to be counsel to the Police Board. Ho is a goahead young fellow, and is making A MVEIY FIGHT. George Thomas, of the Tenth Ward, John F. Henry's right hand man, wants to be Property Clork. Ei - Suporvisor Granville T. Harman, of the Twentieth Ward, is also after it ; likewise Danny Wilkes, who Is a messenger at Police Headquarters. Danny Is a member ot the Third Ward Association. George Haywood wants to bo keeper of one of the bridges in the Eastern Distriot, Dave Wilson, of tho Twentieth Ward, ox - Custom House Inspector, wants any place he can get. He Is not particular. Arthur Boyle, of the Twentieth Ward, wants Thomas F. Powers' place as boiler inspector. Boyle's friends thiuk that A. Boyle ought to make a good boiler inspector. O. C. Patterson, of the Fifteenth Ward, ex - Secretary of the Republican. General Committee, wants to be Secretary at Fire Headquarters. Thomas Whltcford wants bis old plaoo as kerosene oil inspector. He was bounced Borne time ainoe an! his place cut In two. One half was given to a friend of Shannon and the other to a friend of Sterling, to keep those Aldermen " straight." Charley Eraushaar wants his old place, Property Clerk at Police Headquarters. The Erausbaars worked hard for Schroeder, but the Mayor weut bock on Charley, tho favorite son. Ike Crane wants a clerkship somowhere. So do Bob Hill, Tullamore Henderson, Wm. E. Robinson, Charles Adams MoLaughlin, the Mayor's Unique Secretary, who will be out In the cold after December 31, Dave Lind9ay and others too numerous to mention. It is Bald that in the matter of the appointments to bo made, tho claims of the AlderusTi who votea for the new officials will be first considereJ. : in of A. rill M. S. R. M. F, A.