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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
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. ' ;" • . .
. 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
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 • •
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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.
The San Francisco Call.

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