By Helen M. Winslow & Walter Dean Goldbeck
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That is in all the reports, I suppose," she said; "I would prefer to look into the books myself. " The man's tone was aggrieved, almost rebellious. "I insinuate nothing. I distrust nobody," she replied quietly. "But our charter gives the mayor access to all the books and accounts of the city at any time. " "Very well," said Mr. Hanaford. " he added respectfully, reassured by the thought that because she was a woman, she could not grapple with the problems before her, except by special study in each department.
Hanaford. " he added respectfully, reassured by the thought that because she was a woman, she could not grapple with the problems before her, except by special study in each department. "It will be better for you to bring all the books to my office," she answered. " Mr. Hanaford had scarcely gone out of hearing when an unfamiliar name was announced, with the information that the man insisted on seeing the mayor. "I have tried to make him tell what he wants," said Mary Snow, "but apparently he wants nothing but you.
It would be as much as my place is worth to bring 'em back. " With this they had to be content--after they had grumbled long enough--to go away and hunt up new quarters. For once, there was a City Hall with clean corridors, no tobacco smoke, and no loafers. From the moment of her entrance into office, office-seekers and office-holders beset Gertrude Van Deusen until she began to doubt if there would be time left for the pursuance of any other duty in life than to appease them. She learned, quickly enough, to shunt these off on her private secretary; but while she did not propose to discharge good men, she found that there must be good counsellors at hand for her own safety.
A Woman for Mayor by Helen M. Winslow & Walter Dean Goldbeck