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VOLUME Cir.—NO. 136.
Steel Magnate Is En Route
Here in Private Car at
Request of President
fWill Superintend Work at
Union Iron Works
This Autumn
iNavy Yards Devote Whole
Time to Overhaul
ing Vessels
Charles Schwab, head of the Union
iiron works, has left New York
1 for San Francisco to put things In
| perfect 6hape for the reception of the
| big fleet of warships due here next
f March. He is coming at the special
i request of President Roosevelt, who
• has the safety of his ships at heart
' and desires above all things that they
| shall be cared for by experts after
their perilous trip around the Horn.
While the yards of the government
y here are ample for the usual demands
made upon them, they will not go far
when it comes to caring for the mon
sters of Admiral Evans* fleet.
For this reason it is necessary that
the navy department make sure that
arrangements for docking and patching
up the engines of the nation's pets are
under way long before the ships start.
, For some time A. J. McGregor, presi
dent of the Union iron works, has been
in consultation with his chief, Charles
Schwab, regarding the work necessary
to be done on the plant of the Union
iron works in order to handle the float
ing 4 castles when they arrive.
These long di££?tn« conferences
were unsaUsiaciory. so .Schwab lcrt
New York last Saturday in his private
car and will arrive in San Francisco
next Wednesday afternoon. He will
take personal charge at once. Mc-
Gregor stated last night that, so far
as he was informed, the president had
not entered into the matter personally,
but he believed it extremely likely that
there had been conferences between
the chief executive and Schwab before
the latter left the east. He' was cer
tain that the navy department had been
in communication with his chief.
McGregor also stated that, so far
Trs he knew, there would be no exten
sive changes or improvements in the
yard* of the Union iron works.
"The government doubtless will
reed our assistance in caring for these
ships when they arrive next March or
April, as the Mare island yard will
not be able to handle all of them as
fast as may be necessary. We will be
able lo dock all of them here in San
Francisco, despite the statement .of
pome of the eastern papers to the con
trary and also despite the fact that at
present our own drydock is out of com
mission. Hunters point drydock will
p.nswer the needs of all but the very
largest of them and we can attend to
the rest of the work if it prove too
much for the navy yard,
"Mr. Schwab and xnyeelf have been
In communication over this matter for
several months and he decided to come
here at tbe first opportune moment."
Orders Are Issued to Rush
Work for the Fleet's Sailing
Question of Labor Puzzles Officials
of tbe Navy Department
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.— The navy
department has sent notice to eastern
ravj' yard commandants that all work
must be suspended that mlsht Interfere
\u25a0with the rapid overhauling of the bat
tleship fleet, in order that it may sail
for California by the first of December.
These orders, sent out on Friday to
all navy yards, were the result of are
port from the Norfolk navy yard that
there was not sufficient labor obtain
able there for doing all the work and
getting th« battleships ready for the
trip on the date indicated. The recom
jnendation was made that work be sus
pended on the McDonough and the gen-
cral order followed.
No one teems to know how many
days will be consumed in the cruise to
the Pacific coast. The .bureau, of sup
plies and accounts, which has to do
with the accumulation of provisions for
the trip, is proceeding- on -the theory;
that the cruise will be 130 days in
length. It is planned to make the fleet
solf-siisiaintiiß as far as possible dur
ing the cruise. This will be effected by
Ftockinpr the storerooms of the ships to
their maximum capacity and fitting: out
the provision ships with all that they
Dan carry.
The fleet Mill make three ports of:
call, Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso and Cal- !
Lao, but it Is not contemplated' that at (
Continued on I'agr S, Middle C 01. '5
The San Francisco Call.
TESTEBDAT — Cle&r; maximum tempwatnre,
6V; minlianni, 52.- \u25a0
FOBECAST FOE TODAT— Fair; light west
wind. : 'i : C- Pace 0
Millionaire VTorV. closes doors to daughter who
married CoaefctnaD Bstonyl. . • • Pbb« 2
Samael J. Small, , national president «>f com
mrrrial teleprapber*, Is hlwed from meeting
place of union in New Tork after making pro
! petal tbat fceymen rerarn to work, and is de
po»ed by board. Page 1
Harriman's "retrenchment" and Dntch selling
orders break stock market to lowest level la
j*ear«. Page 3
War department considers plans to make Pre
sidio the greatest military post In the United
States. -;/«,.l". Pose 2
Orders are Issued by nary department to rush
Trort of preparation for sailing of Atlantic fleet
fbr Pacific coast. * Pase 1
Lieutenant of marines shoots himarif after
flaring attended . a danc* at the naral
academy. Pag* 2
Aeronauts who will compete/ for James Gor
don Bennett cup are arriving in St. Louis.
Pt. Petersburg receives Information that Japan
Is making hurried preparations for war.Page 3
Hart McKwi arrlTes in Paris to fight wife's
divorce Miit and announces that he will file
counter charges. Page 2
Tatt Trill open first Philippine conference and
his address may shape policy of Islanders Page 3
Methodtst church sonth assigns ministers and
dedicates house of worship In Sacramento. \u25a0
Thousands Tiew ( impreßSive c*»remonie« of
Knights of Columbus at Santa Cruz. Page 3
A great day for San Francisco. Pftgre 6
Mr. Harriraaa's hasty retreat. page 6
Anomalous conditions in the San Joaqnin
valley. Pase 8
San Francisco's material growth. Page O
. Demonstration of strength of movement for
clear government wins supporters for Mayor
Taylor and District Attorney Langdon Page 1
Thousand people give cheers as the liner Mari
posa is brought safely to dock after having
drifted helpless at sea. ;/;'.i - Page 12
Mrs. Henry Butters, who saved the trousseau
of ber daughter Marie from dust of New York
customs house, arrives home. Page 12
Mtes Hester Oliver, prominent' In society, cir
cles here, burls herself from carriage when col
lision with train is threatened. Page 12
William 11. Wright, dtfaulUflg treasurer' of
lUjvaii. is believed to b^-fi hiding in this city
and detectives -make earnest efforts . to capture
him. Page 12
Dr. H. A. L. Rj-fkogel accepts position of city
bactertojegljt end will examine all suspected
plague cases. • . Page 2
W. S. Kline, resident of : Oakland, . Is ' thrown
from California street car and receives 'probably
fatal _ Injuries/; ' ;. , .- \u25a0• y. . . /Page li!
f Charles , Schwab" leaves New York jto j attend
personally to potting things In shipshape \u25a0 for
the arrival of the Atlantic o>et. Page 1
Artist Neubaus Is. first among the painters -t}
take studio room In tbe old quarter. Page 7
Japanese and Korean league ; announces that
there are more than 70,000 Japanese in the
state of California. Page 7
Dillon Wallace, who transported Hubbard's
body 400 miles in Labrador, ia at the Maje.tic,
en route to tbe Sierra Madre, Mexico. »»ape 7
Jlountaln View lovers make vain search for
license clerk and give up plans to wed until next
Sunday. Page 12
Native Sons of the Golden West hold annual
service* In memory. of members wiio passe 1
away during the year. Page 7
Locomotive strikes auto and Is derailed by
wrecked machine. Page 2
Leading men of state vrlll respond to toasts
at banquet' of Berkeley chamber of commerce
tomorrow evening. Page 8
New Tbayer building in Oakland soop will be
ready to nous** Hotel Jefferson. Page 8
Trinity church choir sings* in Greek \u25a0 theater,
wh»»rp it opens half hour of music with "Ancient
of Days." Page 8
j Funeral Jof J. A. Titus, who was killed by
B. Curtln, Is ht-ld in Oakland. • Page 8
William Joynor.of tUeSUplamat. Indians wins
tbe trying cross country race over the' foothills
of Tamalp&ls. Page 5
Jack Johnson the heavy weight boxer. 1».c:uo
tonight from tbe east. ; Page 4
Twelve teams enter for. the coming meet o*
the Academic league. Page 5
Brilliant tennis Is seen In the bay counties
tennis tonrcaments,* the' day's surprise belnj
Charles Foley's defeat- of ex-Coast- Champion
Melville Long. Page 4
Napa ball team wlaa amatenr championship of
the state. ; ' Page 4
'Enormous shipments of lumber arrive here
from northern coast ports. Page 9
MINING \u25a0
Placer county . miners secure , Important de
cision from Secretary Gar field concerning mining
lands « which overturns \u25a0 findings of the general
land commissioner. Page 4
Special by Leased Wife to The Call
NEWPORT, . Oct. 13.— For the ..first
time since the death of their" father,
eisht years ago, Alfred Gwynne; Van
derbilt was' a; guest at the home of
his brother, Cornelius, today.
, In : addition to "this Mrs. Vanderbilt,
the elder) also was a guest at lunch
eon, and- for the first time met her
daughter in Law socially. v
It ; Is .said tonight in Newport that
there is a complete reconciliation. Had
it come eight years ago, Cornelius\Van
derbilt and not* Alfred Gwynne, his
youngest brother, would today be tii«
head of tbe' Varidorblit family.
The estrangement of tho Vanderbilt
sons began eight years ago, when their
father, after the marriage of Cornelius
Jr. to Miss -Wilson, became embittered.
Alfred .took the place -Cornelius had
formerly, occupied In; hls^ affections, and
wh*nthe father-died It was found-that
Alfred .. Gwynne, 'the second-, son. V? had
been made the residuary legatee of tne
vas t "-' estate.-.^ To • Cornell us ~ was ; :*gi yen
?1.500)000. The share of -Alfred * was'
President Sam Small of Operators
National Union Suspended
Hissed at Meeting in Newrforli and ' Deposed
for Suggesting '%kdtjfflem'Resiimessw%i
Board Issues Order Ousting: Small
TO All Locals, G. T. U— You are hereby; hoUfied? that
the general executive boards in due exercise x>f the author
ity vested/in it, has suspended S. J. Small from the presi
dency of the Commercial Telegraphers'^ Union of America.
The strike will be conducted by and under the direction /of
the generaF executive board.
You are directed to do everything possible to keep your
striking brothers and sisters in line. It is the intenfion of the
; board that in future this strike will be conducted by men who
have red blood.: .
S; J^KONENKAMP. Acting Chairman.
•JOSEPH M. SULLIVAN, General Executive Board.
CHICAGO. October 13.
Special by Leased Wire to The Call
NEW YORK. Oct. 13.— -Followed by a storm of denuncia
tion and hisses. Samuel J. Small, national president of the conir
mercial telegraphers' .-union, was practically driven out of Clinton
hall at a mass meeting of striking operators this afternoon.
-.^Small attempted to explain his action, in sendingout notice to
all locals Saturday night asking them'J* — \u0084!'.'. — r~"~ — ~~ *J*
to vote onthe question of surrender,
but before he could .finish shouts of
"Resign." "Get otit' and other exclama
tions even less complimentary drowned
his voice.
James McLennon, vice president
of the union, and up -to that
time his warm supporter, sprang to his
feet and added his denunciation of
Small to the others and Small left the
After that telegrams from a score
of other cities were read*' which showed
that despite the order of the national
president to act on the question of
giving up the fight, the unions were
unanimously determined to continue
the struggle. . .
. While the meetinjr was at fever heat
Percy , Thomas, deputy national presi
dent, wavpd for silence, saying he ' de- f
sired^to introduce ''a brief resolution.-
"Let us? have •\u25a01t,"..' shouted ; a hundred
voices,' and In' a calm 'voice Thomas
said: -, ....--*
"Resolved, we stick."
For five minutes following there. was
a scene in the hall rarely paralleled
In labor controversies or any other
gathering of men. Every man. in the
room sprang up and yelled. / The reso
lution was adopted with vehemence.
Speeches were made, in all- of which
Small was severely criticised, lie was
accused of lacking courage, lacking
directness of purpose, lacking loyalty
and lacking truthfulness, and the accu
sations \u25a0were ; not •couched;- In polite lan
guage. As the speaking went on, tele
grams continued to come in "from other
cities, all of one tone, "Stick." .
In his brief address Small had stated
that the union's funds , were exhausted
and had given that as one of; his rea
sons for advising ttie men to" capitulate.
Taking up that poi.nt, Thomas said:
"President' Small's remarks on our
finances sound strange to contrast to
the- stateme.nt ho issued from Chicago
when the strike began, that he could
raise ?2.000,000 to continue it. As a mat
ter of fact, we have 516,000 In the treas
ury at N Chicago, and by Tuesday It will
have been increased to.;?lS,000 or ?13.
"PreEident Small, on my. honor, sug
gested to me 30 days ; ago to 'send out
the word 'No funds' to. all -the locals
of the. country. I refused; to have'ahy
thing'to 'do with it. He has
neglected to properly approach the
subject; of raising money and now 'he
comes before you and •tells you that
we have no money. • Small's policy ; has
been to postpone, wait, delay, and It
Is no : wonder that there 'ls no more
money." " _\u25a0...'; \u25a0.. *•; -.
"The strike cannot be lost if we have
a leader, a national president. with any
Thomas spoke of the visit he and
Daniel .1^. -Russell .had: made to-.Presi
dent Roosevelt several ; weeks ago, and
said the reason Small was .not .taken i
along was because they could not trust
him arid "because the whole truth could
not ".well be told in > his Re
verting - to : the.' question of money
Thomas shook his finger at Small, and
shouted: ...» .-,— -\u25a0 :
"You --talk about . money! Give .us
back some of. the $16,000 that" you are
holding. \ I-et \u25a0 the , $10,000 /insurance
fund;-be used— we ar,fi in. this fight to
the death. v-If the /union niusl'; go tho
Insurance will \u25a0be of ; no. use- They say
$5,000 .-must* be .kept. out; for tlie^ex
penses of the orgariisatlon-^ah. the
nationarorganization.' \u25a0 Why' should 7 the
salaries , be* paid- if ., the*".' union Is^'to" be
Chicago Union Men Denounce
President Small -as Traitor
Make Spectacular- Demonstration
1 in Front of Companies' Offices
1 CHICAGO, ;Octv IS.^lnstead of .voting
to return:' to- vrork,^ the Chicago /union
telegrapnera decided today 'to; stay, out
until their demands were/complied with
by":th"e v "cVm^
action' 700 >.' of '.*- ; them'. ..marched:./ from
Uhlich's hall oh. the North; side, where*
their : meetins was \u25a0 ' held,* ; through ; the
downtown district and paraded in front
of the Postal and Western Union build
ings with- shouts of defiance for the
companies and hisses for their national
president, Small. '' \
. The meeting that, preceded the pa
rade was' the most spectacular that the
union ever has held. The mention of
the name of the national . president
brought out a storm of hoots and cat
calls that could be heard two blocks
distant. /
"Ho may sell us out," but he can't
deliver the goods," was a favorite ex
pression, and it seemed; to be the sen
timent of :the meeting.
Suspended from a chandelier in the
hall, hung a lemon and it .was placard
ed, -?"Srnall's latest • message." On "a
blackboard £on ~ the '\u25a0\u25a0- platform was ' a
dra.wing of a : . pair of bVer'shoes.Vand,lt
.was : label i;^.^:Fvr! r r*smatl v tb kicp"";*ilV
• feet -warm. '.''\u25a0\u25a0;. .\u25a0"•"\u25a0 r; /' ' \u25a0".""•-\u25a0 \u0084 f \u25a0\u25a0;-'\u25a0\u25a0'
' Secretary .Weisley.; Russell v was not
anxious to take the platform. When
his presence became \u25a0knoTvn he /at
tempted \u25a0; to explain that. Small's mes
sage did not mean that they should call
the strike off, but , was sent out . to get
an expression of- the temper of the
strikers. His attempted apology for
Small angered the'strikers and he was
hissed down. Shouts of "Throw him
-Into; the river!" camo from air sides of
the hall, which was • packed to suf
In spite of the hissing," Secretary
Russell shouted - that the operators
would have to find Work either with
the .telegraph companies or somewhere I
else, as ; there was ,no more money to
pay strike benefits with. "We'll stick,
anyway," they yelled and Russell left
the platform hurriedly. *
E. M. Moore and G. Nat. Jones were
appointed a committee to leave at once
for St. Louis to confer with President
Perham and Secretary Quick of the
order.; of railway telegraphers,, with a
view to bringing about an amalgama
tion. ~
\u25a0 .ST. LOUIS, Oct. 1 IT..— At; a meeting
tonight the members of -the local com
mercial telegraphers' union voted to
remalnout on strike.
KANSAS CITY, Oct. 13.— The tele
graph operators-u nion voted unani
mously to . continue ; the strike. -'-"'^k
DENVER, Oct.* i 3.— The local union
of .telegraphers last" night adopted a
resolution declaring: \u25a0 unanimously/ in
favor ot /al continuance of^ the strike
until all demands are granted. /
-- SALTI- •LAKE; CITY.; Oct:- 13.— At a
meeting here today with less than half
its ; members present the local teleg
raphers' union., voted /.'to' continue the
strike.';; v*\u25a0 : ; - "' / ' '-' \u25a0• -'; '
LOS ANGELES, Oct.- 13.— At a meet
ing of the -telegraphersVunlon it*"! was
voted :"not- to return to work, as «ug
gested /by .President Small. 1 On the
other hand the strikers suggested "that
Small call out -; all contract operators
arid h that '"the border r of \u25a0', railway"' teleg
raphers Xbe f called ¥vpon v to -refuse to
handle 1 commerical^messages. >:;•• !
Local Union 34 Decides" to ;
"Stick'^ to the Bitter End
Denounces Companies' for A lleged
Underhand Methods of Fighting
- ' In t spits : of publlshetV reports that the
strike of .the: commercial telegraphers
was .'about ; to -.be,. brought ~- to :a, ; >close '
wi th ; .th e \ strikers" ; surrendering \u25a0 al most \
unconditionally, , at: af meeting: > of ? tlieT 1
local union,'. No. 34. : held yesterday;
afternoon, in Sunset Jiall, ; West Oakland^
nearly^ a, full } membership; of the local
voted to continue* the strike. •:••;<- : ' :
lTheofflcers;of the 'striking union. ad
dressed their, men, } exhorted them"t o
stand t pat .' and : finally cl rew up and ' se
curedt the i;adoptl6n;ofja circular!.' letter!
appealing' to"; union s not '/out on : strike'
for "support, r^, , . r v. /< r - ; . . \u25a0".
V The' determination f.to ' stay- with . the
ifi ch t ;'.wli i eh: they ; had ,begun to : b'eiTeve'
was falmos t? h ope 1 ess 'was preached after,
communications -i fromj Baltimore; /? New.
Tork, iChJe^o,;; Portland^ Los^AnKles
an"d|^acrafnehto \ had v been".;, read'j saying
Big Taylor Mass Meeting
Convinces the Doubters
Many Lukewarm Citizens Will Work to the
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Inmost to Secure His^ Election .
John Taylor Waldorf
The great ' mass meeting of Satur
day night was the main subject of con-
versation yesterday -in all parts of the
city. Supporters of Mayor|Taylor and
Dlstrict"*^Attorney I^ingrlon asserted
that; the demonstration of ; the strength
of the nonpartisan movement for clean
government had made many converts.
Doubters who had feared a. disastrous
division of the forces in favor of the
graft prosecutions took heart and de
clared \ that . they ' would : hereafter do
their utmost to ; swell the • majority : of
Taylor and; Langdon and 'the,- ticket
which : they.:, head: They no - longer
looked on -defeat as possible. ' In .their
opinion' Saturday night's outpourlngjof
citizens was • all < that .waV* needed^ to
make victory. certain,' and now they, are
going vtb take^-hold ; with; that '• spirit
of/confidence. which marks ' all .: 6?**a.t
popular, uprisings. ..:. .
* : Opponents of • Mayor Taylor- sought
consolation In "recollections of big
meetings "I held 7 ln"the~ Interest : of - - de
feated;candidates in" the; past, > but their
words .brought :no :• misgivings to the
men enlisted in , the crusade for * civic
/Jecency.'r ; It*vjwas \u25a0 pointed :out-by the
Taylor" men that .'Saturday night's
meeting- was not like the : gatherings
referred Jto^by^the^opposition:^F6ur.
yxafsl ago : Abe Ruef furnished.a bout
half i 1 of the audience for : ~ Franklin K.
Lane's closing- meeting:. .Two y«ar?
ogo 'an: immense crowd; attended, the
final "}-. Partridge ;. rally In ' Mechanics'
pavilion," but half ;of the throng i were
there. (to sei 'Partridge ; ; and cheer,
foir- Schmltz. - , v '\u0084.:"
;K Saturday's meeting .was composed al
most';' wn'olly of ' earnest supporters \: of
Tay lor and Langdori: . Not even ; at the
open- air* meeting was 'ai voice" raised'. in
behaif'Vof^ opposing;^ candidates!^Foiir
thousand Taylor buttons_ were' distrib
uted, arid .none: of |Vhe ;men who took
the "emblems of the" city's' regeneration;
put them i? Into ; their pockets! - Instead
thoy^pinned; the buttons on their coats,"
ajidV'.T-heriAthelr.-chiimplonsi appeared
gave -further: evidence.; of sincerity, by
chee'ririg';li2stny. . >v ,' ; . .'- -
.'/The/outdoor meeting -was not a whit
less enthusiastic than the "one Indoors.'
Several irinpromptu speeches; were u made
"by.-nien \who -have (never- before taken
an -v active"' partVin \u25a0. municipal -politics,'
and their, woVdsjleftrnc^doubt: that they
!were .'speaki irig7fro(rij their. heajts. "They
wanted" a ! better city, and Jft .was that
aeritiment ; which inaplred^^. them. -Among;
"Througfi, Ejrre" is one of David
powerful sliort stories,
plays a strong part. It:
vvvill appear next Sunday in
The Sunday Call
Jfyaitfs Votes
the. speakers was a man named Murphy.
' ""I'm- not an orator, but a- carpenter."
he said in introducing himself, apd the
crowd; cheered. Murphy informed his
auditors that he was a member of P. 11.
McCarthy's own union, carpenters' No.
22. but intended to vote for Taylor
and • i<angdon. / He made an effective |
plea 'for clean government. , arguing 1 j
.that '\u25a0'_ dishonesty in muincipal affairs!
-harts no class so much as the working- J
men. .During his talk he referred to
McCarthy's charge that the banks of
San Francisco had been lending money
to'.Xew York,' and- added :.'
.'••' "If, McCarthy., is Selected .he won't
have ;any ..cause, to worry about f the
banks. .We won't have any."
\u25a0; The; growths of "the! Taylor sentlmen;
ia shown by -a- straw vote taken at Bob
Donahue'^ ; cigar store, 1241 24 Ellis street,
; during the : last • four., days of the week
Justended.' Merchants and men of all
professions and numerous workingmon
exn/essed their preference. In all 182
! votes";were polled. : The" r result was'as
| follows: "^Taylor'l47. - Ryan 21, Mc-
Carthy] 14/-' "_.t\
\u25a0 ; Men > who took part -in the Partridge
campaign say * that the "conservative
"element :1s .almost . a unit for Taylor.
Two years .ago Schmltz : made ; his ' most
surprisingshowing in districts like the
thirty-eighth, "fortieth and y forty- first.
In ;the \u25a0 labor districts "the Schrnits vote
fell' off. ( In . the .Union Iron . works pre
cinct his \u25a0\u25a0 vote was :'•' hardly more than
half i of .what.; he ;in -1903,,' but
such losses were trifling compared- to
the; gains due to the', support " of con
servative people who thought that' the
retention" of .the labor administration
would 'insure industrial peace 'and a
continuance.: of th* prosperous" condi
tions which then Now* these
m'en^realize ; that' *the,y v made a mistake
and "iire ; out' for . Tay 1 or. Fur theiyth'ere
has, been no loss. to-offset the galp.. for \
McCarthy is much weaker than Schm'lts :
was in ' 1 .903 ' I n the labor districts.- . Thl3 ''\u25a0
state of '\u25a0 Is what -makes 'the i
Taylor men . confident.
The campaign for- clean government
will be carried on with great' vigor
Tight up to, midnight, of election eve.
Mayor, Taylor's - speech last
Saturday made such a hit that his pres
ence at meeting* Is In demand. He will
be f heard again'; tomorrow ..evening in
Mission v rlnk at a. big. meeting. to ~e held
under .the auspices of "the- Good Gov^
ernment: league. 'This gathering' will
also^be addressed -byDlstrlct Attorney
Langdon.^.^ ••\u25a0.":• -
' '. Daniel A. " Ryan' formally will begin
his f campaign ffor the \u25a0 mayoralty to
night. He 13 scheduled to speak at
three meetings. He will make hl3 first
appearance in WolTs hall at Ocean
View, going from there to the Improve
ment club's hall at the Inslcslde cours
ing park and winding up the evening
with an address in Mission rink. Am on sj
those who^h'lll speak at tonight' 3 Ryan
meetings is Press Wobdruff. -known as>
the Arkansas humorist. V.'oodruff is a
-political campaigner of reputation,
having accompanied President Roose
velt on .s ome of his' stumping tours.
George L. Center, David" liulse. Wll
' 11am _M. Symon, Bernard Burns Sr.,
Jerome Mllly. Dr. E. -N. Torello and
John W. King, candidates for super
visor, arid E. D. Peixotto, candidate
for city attorney, are. also on the list
of speakers.
Ryan returned last . evening from
; Santa Cruz, where he had been attend
ing the Columbus day celebration. He
said that he was ready to begin an ag
gressive campaign and. would keep
busy up to the day of the polling.
Supporters of P. H. McCarthy say
that "their candidate Is gaining steadily
and that "by election day the defection
of workingmen will be Insignificant.
When' the : efforts of Thomas F. Eagan
and A. D. Porter in behalf of Ryan are
mentioned -McCarthy's friends say:
"They're wasting their time. The both
of them can't change 500 votes. Work
ingmen know.Tom Eagan only as a poli
tician," not as a toller, and as for Porter
we'll never feel what he takes -away
from us." r
McCarthy, will address three meeting*
tonight. These rallies will be held In
Duveneck's lta.ll, Twenty- fourth and
Church streets; Garibaldi hall, 441
Broadway, and Forester's hall, I street
between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues.
R!chmond> district advocates of good
government are giving strong support
to the candidacy of Percy V. Long for
city attorney. They are taking a spe
cial interest In his fight for the rea
son, that while he was city attorney he
acquired for the city for park exten
sion; purposes the land between Thir
teenth avenue, and Fourteenth avenue,
from Golden. Gat<f park to. the Presidio
reservation. There are seven blocks
in -the tract, and all but nine small
lots were purchased by Long in less
than six months. Then came the all-
Schmltz administration., and sine© its
adven t, a pe rlod of nearly two years.
oniyfour or flve,of the remaining lots
iiave"-come" into the posaesslop of ; thaT
city and notfting has been done to im
prove the blocks that Long purchased.
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