The Scranton Republican 8 April 1908 TA Barrett opposed as street commissioner
BARRETT OPPOSED. Has Not Been. Confirmed as Street Commissioner in Wilkes - Barre. Everything is not lovely In the Wilkes - Barre mayor's official family, as was developed at a meeting held Monday evening. - The real trouble broke forth when councils refused to confirm the ap pointment of Thomas Aldrich Barrett for street commissioner and Dr. Sam uel Wolf for city bacteriolgist, which appointments were made by the mayor. mayor. The other appointments went through wothout any dissension. When the mayor was informed of the action of the councilmen he was wroth and expressed his views In no uncer tain terms and after declaring the fight was on, left the room In high dudgeon. So ended for the time what promises to be a long drawn out fight between his honor and the council - men.