Two of a Kind
It seems a pity that two public men so much misunderstood by sections of their respective constituencies as May of Bylan and Mayor Curely, cannot meet more often. It is plain to the most superficial observer that Mr. Curley is a good deal vexed with the Civil Service Board, while Mr. Bylan betrays at times an emotion that virtually is irritation; has he not said that a statement of the transit commissioner is "a characteristic piece of dishonesty". Different writers have different styles, but it is no disrespect to two famous men to say that their indignation at times is terrific. They are both much cleverer than their opponents are willing to admit, but they both make the mistake of attempting to persuade the public that boards and commissions are actuated solely by diabolical enmity towards themselves.
It is always better factics to have somebody else call one a martyr than to do that one's self, except perhaps in great emergencies. There is so much language knocking about loose, that anybody can pick up a fistful and use it, as we see in the picturesque comments on the life, character and activities of his honor that are sometimes heard at the State House. If Mr. Curley and his aviates and Mr. Hylan and his critics are what they mutually affirm each other to be.... If is weary work uplifting an ungrateful community. The Boston Transcript.