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CONTEST FOR THE OFFICE OF MAYOR NOW LIES BETWEEN TOBIN AND SCHMITZ, WITH EVERY INDICATION THAT THE FORMER CANDIDATE WILL BE VICTOIOUS Continued on Page Two failed to accomplish the Job they were hired to perform. The speeches were de livered despite the interruptions. The in incident shows that the bosses will de scend to disorder and ruffianism in . ef- . forts to save poor Wells from utter de feat. John Lackmann's administration of the affairs of the Sheriff's office is honest and efficient. He asks election for another' term. Voters, Irrespective of party, can not do better than give to Mr. Lackmann the support he desires and deserves. In dications at the present time point to his election by a large majority. At every meeting of the candidates he is cheered by the citizens. Frank H. Gould will be the principal speaker at the big Democratic meeting to be held at Metropolitan .Temple to morrow night. T. C. Van. Ness will pre side and William J. McGee and Joseph S. Tobin will attend. Mr. Gould, who is an eloquent and able speaker', will pay his respects to Samuel- M. Shortrldge. Rioters and Looters , Combine. All the candidates were actively at work yesterday. It is a known fact that the al lied bosses have abandoned . all hope of saving the Herrin-Burns Supervisorial ticket. The nominees are advised to shift for themselves. It is too \u25a0 late to \u25a0 pull Wells out of the fight, but at the last hour, orders may go forth for the push to swing in for Schmitz. -Every property owner, merchant" and &»i^HE danger of Schmitz's election II can be removed by a general I rally of all the conservative and «» law-respecting citizens to the support of Joseph S. Tobin. The Wcent swing of events in San Francisco Ictight to convince the intelligent voter that the race is now between Tobin and Echinltz- Wells Is practically out of the running. The forecast of politicians is that he will not get one-half the Republi can vote. The tip was given out last night that the railroad bosses, in a epirit of pique e.nd revenge, nad resolved to throw down Wells at the last minute and transfer their forces to Echmitz. The tactics em ployed in the Eutro election are to be brought Into play agairL Perceiving the defeat of Wells, the desperate leaders are ready to sacrifice the industrial and moral welfare of San Francisco to get even. Tobin comes out openly and pledges hto:>elf to protect the city from the greed end rapacity of the corporations and al lied bosses. He. stands for clean local government, and the bosses have no use for a Mayor whose administration they cannot control. Hoodlums Insult Grerman Voters. A Jarge audience of German-speaking citizens assembled at Metropolitan Tem- A pie last night to listen to a discussion of issues by eminent speakers. Hoodlums hired by the bosses to insult the Germans and cry down the speakers sought by numerous demonstrations of rowdyism to break up the meeting, but Marcus '- Rosehthal was then ; introduced aschairman of the, evening. J He said the meeting was \u25a0 one^ of w American, citizens of German birth; .The German \ residents' of San. Francisco ; were interested in 'the wel fare of their city. "In the days' of the Rev- ' The meeting „\u25a0 .was- . opened by Oscar Hocks at '8:30 o'clock in .. a brief address in German: 'He /expressed, his .gratifica tion at the honor conferred upon. him!. to make the ; opening address in the' meeting. In :the! last two' years,.,he said, circum stances had arisen : of s vast importance to the citizens and taxpayers of San ! Fran cisco. It ,was i necessary for every [ good citizen to work for the people as a : whole and not : for; himself --alone. ; It was; pre dicted by an'eyenlhg'paper that the meet ing, would-be -sllmly; attended, but he.re joiced to "see/ that 1 the . hall •;. was .'as .' well filled as ?at. any; other ; ; political meeting: held therein^ during the present campaign. 1 Germans Are Interested. . ment of the , audience with supreme dis gust and those who wavered in their, duty as citizens had reason ; to know that their scruples were removed.. ; "^ ... . The list rof;vice presidents. Included the . following named gentlemen : . F. . E. Hesthal, Rudolph Mohr, . August Jung blut, Henry M.Wfeden, "Albert Wieland, Henry Goecken, Charles A. Zirikand, Fred Hess, W. T. Hess, (Charles Sweigert, Isidore Gutte, W. J. G: Muhl, M.' Greehblatt,; Marcus Rosen thai, Ernest Wiikens, J. ; Dwyer, Robert Capelle/ Dr. Max Magnus/ J.' W.' Costblel and Casper ZwlerleinV ~ * ; : ' \u25a0 \u25a0' • • . ' : - '" . IN response to a call issued by a num ber of prominent German-Americans i of San Francisco for a mass.-meeting in the" interests of Joseph S. Tobin for Mayor • an immense audience gathered at ;*Metropolitan Temple last night. It was a cosmopolitan gathering and included : representatives of all the parties. The principal addresses were in German and the orators appealed to their brethren from ! the fatherland to forget partisanship and advance the interests of the municipality by discarding all political prejudices and casting their v.otes for Tobin for Mayor on Tuesday next. ' The harmony of the meeting was dis turbed at times by the disgraceful" buf foonery of a gang of Schmitz's and Wells' sympathizers in the gallery, who greeted every reference to Tobin with hisses and hooting. .Every allusion to honest govern-, ment and the awakening of conscience in peace-loving men provoked derisive laugh ter. It was only when ex-Governor Budd took the speaker's stand and humorously invited j interruptions on the theory \u25a0' that being well seasoned hie could stand almost anything, that the hoodlums Abated their Mbffortsjto stampede the meeting -by their disgraceful manifestations of disapproval. When! Charles A.. Zinkand attempted, to speak after Tobin had quitted the rostrum the belligerency of the gallery contingent again manifested Itself in j repeated shouts for Budd. - M r. . Zinkand was forced to;re tira and' Budd j again took the j floor. The outrageous conduct of the j Schmitz and Wells hoodlums filled the respectable ele- olutlon the Germans ,1 in America were ready ; to sacrifice their lives for the coun try, of their adoption; ! Resuming he said ; What is the situation to-day? Let us consider it carefully. Upon the result of ' this election depends the' future welfare of- this city. • Never before in the • history San Francisco has there been an administration so free from the breath of scandal and corruption.' . Never before have , we had so ; conscientious a ' set of public officials. As to results achieved by ! them during, their incumbency there ; has never, been any question. . Why, then, should there be any question of the re-election of these -officials? "We stand In this \u25a0 position." . There are three tickets in; the field.? One Is admitted to be a boss-ridden ticket' and ''dominated by corrupt Influences. -' The Supervisorial' nominees on I this ticket should not therefore be elected. There is another ticket 'seeking your suffrage.'. I do not seek to asperse the'motives of the labor' candi dates, but I "question their, ability to "" perform the duties of the offices : to which they aspire. Shall , we sw'eep ; aside tried officials and place untried men in' their places? '.The Inexperienced man. is a danger in' local of flclallife, because of his Ignorance of municipal affairs. -/ Who of you. will go to a tailor to have a pair, of 'shoes' made?., Why, : then,' -have our affairs adminis tered by Incompetent men? v It Is not natural- It Is an absurdity: . • .• < "• .' The very things th« worklngmeh are demand ing will . prove to be ' the very things -which. ' If secured, * will "\u25a0 place ;. them , \u25a0 Irrevocably "'. In \ the hands of the corporations . which they condemn. They act like the man. who Is lost In a swamp Disgraceful Efforts of a Gang of Schmitz and Wells Hoodlums to Disrupt the Gathering by Hissing and Mr, Tobin Disgusts the Assemblage and c Accentuates Enthusiasm for the Cause HE incendiary outbursts of the labor agitators at Mctropoli j£ tan Temple last Tuesday night clears the atmosphere for the '\u25a0 public vision. Merchants, property-owners, businessmen- and workingmen zuho are deeply concerned in the future and present prosperity of the city can now see the danger that menaces San Francisco. Eugene E. Schmits, the agitators' candidate, proclaims, in effect, that if he* is elected Mayor police protection shall not - be afforded to mercantile interests. His tavouage was significant. His hearers understood it. Only one fair construction can be placed on his declaration relative to the use of policemen to guard trucks. He means that tlie force authorised by law shall not be invoked to pro tect the merchant in his right to ship goods. ' ;" • . . TREMENDOUS MEETING OF GERMAN-AMERICAN CITIZENS OF SAN FRANCISCO IN INTEREST OF JOSEPH S. TOBIN'S CANDIDACY FOR MAYOR WELL-KNOWN GERMAN-AMERICANS WHO TOOK A PROMINENT PART IN , THE. BIG MASS-MEETING HELD 'AT METROPOLITAN HALL LAST NIGHT, AT WHICH THE CANDIDACY OF JOSEPH S. TOBIN WAS IN . DORSED BY ENTHUSIASTIC THOUSANDS. ' \u25a0 -\u25a0, \u25a0\u25a0'"\ • - -. ... ; •'\u25a0 ,.. " '\u25a0 • • " ', V. ' ' Report That Railroad Politicians, in a Spirit of Revenge, Are Making Ready to Send' Hirelings to Schmitz's Support— Tobin Is Forging Ahead BOSSES ABANDON ALL EFFORT FOR SUPERVISORIAL TICKET PERFIDY OF SCHMITZ EXPOSED BY UNION MEN IN IRON TRADES Candidate for Mayor Poses as Martyr to Principle of Unionism and at the Same Time Betrays ,'/\u25a0\u25a0 the Cause by Patronizing Non-Union Shops this action portrays him a man of prin ciple, a consistent trades unionist, a friend of the laboring people, and were this the extent of Mr. Schmitz's dealings he would be Justly entitled to sympathy. But this is not the full extent of his re lations to those who to-day are bitterly opposing the very existence of our organi zation. Concealed within the breast of Mr. Schmitz lies the knowledge of hla unfaithfulness to the cause which he now champions. Ever since . the Sd day of, June, when the positions of union molders were filled by non-union men, Mr. Schmitz has continued his business and used the product of non-union shops, thereby showing himself a foe to organized labor. Drawing his check in payment of non union castings and contributing his share to non-union shops, thereby assisting sub stantially and materially the non-union employers In their fight against unionism. If these facts are not true, that up to within* a few days of his nomination for Mayor he was a steady and regular cus tomer of the Liberty Iron Works, a non union concern, and» of the Enterprise Foundry, a non-union concern, let ' Mr. Schmitz come forward and deny it. Let Mr] Schmitz come forward and further deny _ that not until his candidacy was suggested did he patronize the union shop of Patrick ; Noble. Let him come forward and still further " - \u25a0 . " i- ' .--1 ./I BOMBSHELL has been thrown from the camp of union labor into the headquarters of the political party that has -., taken .the name. of Union Labor, and its explosion has laid bare the perfidy of the leader. Three union men*, representing three iron trades unions out en strike, in an address to their fellow laborers present unimpeachable evidence that Eugene E. Schmitz, candidate for Mayor, betrayed the cause of unionism zvhile posing as its friend and a martyr to its cause by using in his unionised ma-, chine shop material from non-union shops. Dates and convincing details are. given, branding Schmits as a trickster, unworthy of the support of laboring men. Further, a member of the executive com mittee of the Coremakers' Union in a statement made last night gives' evidence that Schmits to this day is a patron of a non-union shop. . •\u25a0 • • Continued on ' Page . Two. Continued on Page Two. p5-rf=a O union labor 'of San Francisco: .We who are fighting for , prin vJJ. ciple, we who are sacrificing daily bread and depriving our wives and - children in many ' Instances of the necessaries of life in order that we may obtain our rights and assist o,ur fel low men Jn the achievement of success In a battle " for shorter hours, we who In obedience to the commands of our or ganizations have joined our brothers- In the struggle against combined employers, protest against and denounce the political fiasco which Confronts the people of San Francisco to-day, ih the person of Eugene E. Schmitz, candidate for Mayor. We of the iron trades have been contending with the organized employers for 'five months. On May 20 the machinists* strike occurred. On June 3 the' iron molders went out and from that time to this have -bravely "and relentlessly fought the battle_ of principle. Eugene E. Schmitz, member of the Mu sicians', Union, proprietor of the Econo mists Gas .Engine Company and j Union Labor party '"candidate f or^ Mayor, In an interview published In the Examiner of the 29th lnst." tried to endear himself to union labor arid pose as a consistent unionist and martyr by showing that his love- of principle -was stronger than $1000 per j week, J which : he ( alleges was j offered tohlmto close his shop. -"''"- - .To those unfamiliar with the "-fight: and Ignorant "of Mr. Schmitz's secret methods. VOLUME XC- NO. 153. SAN FRANCISCO, THIJRSDAY^pOTOBEB>r31v 190 Xi The San Francisco Call.