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SHOOTING MAY
UPSET STATE
MOOSE PLANS
California Progressives Likely
to Lose Johnsdn's Services
in Campaign
The plans of the California pro
gressives to have Governor Hiram
Johnson hold a number of meetings in
this state during the last few days of
the campaign are likely to be upset
because of the shooting of Colonel
Roosevelt. It will be «~'eral days be
fore Roosevelt can leave the hospital.
Should the national committee request
that Johnson take up the campaign
where it was left off by Roosevelt, It
is likely that the California pro
gressives will acquiesce, although they
are becoming very much alarmed as a
result of the growth of the Wilson
sentiment in California.
Several speakers are being primed by
Chairman Daniel A. Ryan to stump th e
state in an effort to Theck the Wilson
wave. Chester Howell is to speak at
Stanford university this afternoon and
at Palo Alto tonight. He will address
i meeting in San Jose tomorrow night.
J. M. Oliver will invade Fresno county
October 23 to h'.1.l meetings for eight
days. Former Governor Pardee will
speak in Stockton. Lodi, Modesto and
Merced in the near future, and John I.
Nolan, who has a congressional fight
of his own. will speak at Richmond.
Contra Costa county, in an effort to
s-ave Bull Moose Sumner Crosby, who
is iti imminent danger of a good drub
oing at the hands of Mayor Owens of
Richmond in the contest for state sen
ator.
Gustave Brenner, chairman of the
republican state central committer, and
Thilip Bancroft, secretary of the
Roosevelt Republican league, have
locked horns because a letter addressed
to "Gustave Brenner, Esq.. Chairman
republican (Not Progressive or Bull
Moose > State Central Committee." was
delivered to the progressive headquar
ter! and from there returned by Ban
croft to the writer of the letter. Wil
liam Shipsey of San Luis Obispo. Bren
ner thinks that Bancroft might at least
have forwarded the Tetter to him at the
St Francis hotel. It so happened that
Shipsey's letter dealt with a question
as to which county central committee
in San Euis Obispo should be acknowl
edged by the postmaster.
MEN AND WOMEN VOTERS
ADDRESSED BY LAWLOR
Enthusiastic Meeting Held at
.Masonic and Haight
M«»n and women of the twenty
seventh district crowded Haight and
Ashbury Improvement club hall, Ma
sonic avenue and Haight street, last
night to hear Judge Lawlor in his
campaign for re-election to the su
perior bench. Other speakers were
Charles A. Swetgert, Thomas E. Hay
den. Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding and
Mrs. Gibson. A musical and literary
entertainment was given under the di
rection of Mrs. May Tyrell.
Lawlor was the guest of honor yes
terday at a reception given by the
Mothers' club at Twenty-first and fol
som streets.
A reception for Judge Eawlor will be
given tonight at 75« Guerrero street
at S o'clock by women voters in the
Mission. Those who will be in the re
ceiving iine are Mrs. Hannah Nolan,
Mrs. Paul Scharrenberg. Mrs. Margaret
Seaman. Miss Ella Underlick, Miss
Sarah Hagen, Miss Wheeler and Miss
Cummings.
LAWLOR MASS MEETING
WILL BE HELD TONIGHT
A big Eawlor mass meeting will be
held tonight at the Haight and Ash
bury Improvement Club hall. Masonic
pvenue, near Haight street. The meet
ing is expected to be one of the largest
held in Judge Lawlor's behalf in the
twenty-seventh assembly district.
Judge Lawlor will address the meet
ing, and Mrs. Elizabeth Gerberding,
Mrs. Gibson, Charles A Swelgert and
Thomas E. Hayden will also speak.
The meeting will be called to order
at 8 o'clock and the speech makipg
will be preceded by a musical program
under the supervision of Mrs. May
Tyrell.
This afternoon Judge Lawlor will be
the guest of honor at a reception given
by the Mothers' club a the club head
quarters, Tw r enty-first and Folsom
streets. The reception will start at 2
o'clock.
The campaign committee of the
Judge William P. Lawlor club met last
night in the club headquarters, room
«32 Phelan building, to complete final
details of district organization. En
couraging reports were received from
dub workers in the several assembly
districts.
A Judge Deasy club hag been or
ganized in the twenty-seventh dis
trict in behalf of Judge. Dani"! 1..
! >easy's candidacy for superior judge.
More than 200 have signed the club
roll. Speeches were made by E. C.
Law ton. Peter Lynch, R. Painter, F.
McGuire, J. Simpson, 8, Balkan and
others. Peter Lynch is president of the
club and W. Iresal is secretary. Judge
Decay addressed the meeting and
thanked the memhers of the club for
their endeavors la his behalf.
Residents of North Beach held a
mass meeting last night at Union and
Powell streets in behalf of the candi
dacy of Judge Daniel C. Deaey. An
executive committee was formed and a
permanent Deasy club will be organized
fn the district.
Judge Mogan's attitude toward
women litigants In the superior court
was highly praised at a meeting of
women residents of the thirty-first dis
trict, held at 2928 Washington street,
Saturday, evening. Mrs. A. Attridge
acted as president and Mrs. Mary Nagle
as secretary. The following commit
tee was appointed to arrange for a
. anvass of the district* Mrs. E. Moran,
president; Miss J. Mitchell, first vice
president: Mrs. A. Attridge, second vice
president: Mrs. William Nichol, third
vice president;, Mrs. L. Westhaus, sec
retary. The executive committee fol
low?: Mrs. Dr. Charles E. Farnum.
Mrs. Charles Cathcart, Miss E. Kessler,
-Mrs. P. Vlaughton, Mrs. George J.
Dougherty, Mrs. Mabel Box.
Graham Women Organize
A woman's Graham club was organ
ized Monday night In the home of Mrs.
Joseph Mitchell, 1246 Taylor street.
Miss Catherine Jefferes was elected
president ami Mrs. John M. Glennon
secretary. Among trfbse who took ac
tive part in the organization of the club
were: Mrs. Otto Bauer, Mrs. John J.
Duffy. Mrs. L. Wolf, Mrs. M. Levy, Mrs.
Rosenthal. Mrs. F. Levy, Mrs. Kate
Johnson. Mrs. C. L. Goetting. Mrs M.
A. Fredericks and Misses Gertrude
Mitchell, Marion Wirtner, Cor*. Gal
lagher and Jennie Gallagher. Mrs.
Mitchell spoke enthusiastically of the
good work Judge Graham has been do
ing for the women of San Framisco
IA nis efforts to curb the div.erce evil.
YES Consolidation
Amendment NO
Amendment Provides
For Separate Levies
For Bonds
Editor The Call: The attempt to
manufacture opposition to the pro
posed amendment for the formation of
cities and counties out .of territory in
different counties because of the pre
diction that the communities joining
San Francisco will have to, assume the
burden of her bonded indebtedness is'
so that those who are talking
it must have moments when they
laugh'at tlie credulity of the people j
who believe them.
The provision of the amendment in
question is as follows:
Such new consolidated govern
ment shall also be liable for all
the existing debts and liabilities
of any municipal corporation
merged therein, but provision
shall be made for the payment of
all outstanding bonds of such
municipalities respectively by
taxes levied only upon property
assessable therefor, and situate
at the time of such levy within
the terrltorv of such municipali
ties respectively as such territory
existed at the time of such con
solidation.
The above language is that of the
attorneys of the Oakland Chamber of
Commerce, who complained that the
paragraph as it originally stood was
ambiguous. I propose to quote the
provision in the original amendment,,
to shew that the change made by the
Oakland attorneys was purely verbal.
It was as follows:
Such consolidated government
shall also be liab'e for all the ex
isting debts and liabilities of any
municipal corporation merged
therein, but provision shall be .
made for the payment of all out
standing bonds of such municipali
ties by taxes levied upon the prop
erly liable therefor at the time of
such consolidation.
It would seem that as long as the
Oakland Chamber of Commerce attor
| neys undertook to criticise this lan
guage at all, it was their duty to make
a thorougli job of it and make it abso
lutely unambiguous. . If then there is
any ambiguity in the provision as it
now stands, the responsibility is theirs,
for if they had in mind the objection
that is now being urged and omitted
to provide against it, they were guilty
of Insincerity. If they did not have it
in mind they were not the astute law
yers that the Oakland chamber repre
sented them to be. At any rate, a con
j sideration of the proprieties would sug
j gest that they discourage an attack
! which exposes them to either horn of
j the dilemma.
In the attack that has been made on
this provision three classes of bonds
have been discussed. First, bonds sold
prior to consolidation; second, bonds
authorized but not sold at the
consolidation, and, third, bonds au
thorized after consolidation.
INSOLD BO.MJS COXSIDERED
It is not pretended that the bonds
sold prior to Consolidation can be made
a charge on tho property of a munici
pality that did not authorise their is
suance, and, therefore, each of the mu
nicipalities consolidating will alone be
liable for the bonds it has author
ized and sold. As to bonds authorized
by a municipality, but not sold at the
time of consolidation, it is claimed that
when they are sold they will be a lia
bility of the new city and county, and
that all Of the property in It will be
assessed ratably to pay them. A mo
ment's consideration will show the fal
lacy of this claim. A bond that is
not sold is not a liability any more than
a check which a man writes out and
leaves in his checkbook is a liability.
When the bond is sold in the one case,
and the check is delivered in the other,
the liability is created.
Inasmuch as the amendment dis
tinctly provides, "Such new consoli
dated government shall be liable for all
the existing debts and liabilities in any
municipal corporation merged therein,"
it follows that bonds unsold at the
time of consolidation are not existing
debts or liabilities of the municipality
authorizing them, and are, therefore,
not assumed by tho new consolidated
city and county.
PEOPLE TO VOTE ON CHARTER
It has been suggested that such bonds
would either be nullified by the con
solidation or would be continued and
sold thereafter. This is undoubtedly
true, but it does not follow that If sold
thereafter they would then be a charge
on all the property of the new city and
county. These unsold bonds at the
time of consolidation will have to be
provided for in the charter, and the
sensible view to take of them is that
if the benefit which will be derived
from the use to which they were to
be devoted will not be shared by any
other part of the city and county than
that which originally authorized them,
they should be paid exclusively by
taxes levied on the property of the
community which did authorize them.
If, however, it should appear that the
use to which they were to be devoted
Is one that will benefit the entire city
and county, then it should be provided
that all of the property of the city and
county be taxed to pay them.
It must be remembered that merely
inserting provisions in the charter ad
justing the status of unsold bonds will
not make them a liability unless the
charter is adopted. • • •
ASSESSED VALUATIONS
In view of the gross misrepresenta
tion as to the extent and character of
San Francisco's indebtedness. I propose
to devote some space to it. In the
statements which follow I use the state
controller's, report, issued the first of
this year. He says at page 10 that at
the time of the issuance of the report
only $18,301,069.85 of bonds had been
sold and were outstanding and a charge
against tax payers; $53,000,000 of bonds
have been authorized, but not sold, and
of these $45,000,000 are for the Hetch
Hetchy water supply.
San Francisco's assessed valuation
was $545,064,347. Her outstanding
bonded indebtedness, therefore, is only
3.37 per cent. Oakland's outstanding
bonds at the same time were $4 907,350,
and as her assessed valuation was
$129,220,575. her outstanding indebted
ness amounts to 3.79 per cent, or nearly
one-half of one per cent more than
that of San Francisco. * } *
I'OMPARISON OF LIABILITY
In this connection it will not be in-
Kpriate to call attention to the fact
assessed valuation of all the
4 n the metropolitan area ex
clusive * San Francisco, Is only two
fifths of he assessed value of the prop
erty in San Francisco. A single office
building in San Francisco pays as much
taxes as are collected in some of the
smaller municipalities, while, a few of
San Francisco's downtown blocks pay
as much taxes as does all the property
in the city of Oakland. As any increase
in the tax rate for the new city and
county would Involve San Francisco in
the payment of $5 for every %2 con
tributed by all the other municipalities
put together, it is not reasonable to
suppose that, even if she had tho power,
San Francisco would be inclined to bear
so unequal a part of the Increased bur
den, except for purposes that would
benefit all the people.
W. C. SHARPSTEIN.
THE SAX FRANCISCO, CALL,. AVEDX ESP AY, .OCTOBER 16, 1912.
" • -"■ — ! I
Gibson Gives Objections
To Annexation of
Bay Cities
BERKELEY. Oct. 15.—Women of the
Twentieth Century club* gave up their
session at Unity hall this afternoon to
a discussion of the consolidation
amendment, which will be an issue eof
the November election. W. E. Gibson,
president of the Oakland Chamber of
Commerce, spoke against the measure,
answering W. C. Sharpstein of the
Greater San Francisco association, who
opened the discussion with an exposi
tion of the annexationists' attitude.
SHARPSTERV'S AHGUMEXT
Sharpstein's principal argument was
in the nature of a .rejoinder to the
assertion that by consolidation the
east bay communities would be bridled
with San Francisco's authorized bonded
debt of $53,000,000. Sharpstein held
that of this sum, $45,000,000 was for
a Hetch Hetchy project, which should
be classified as Income producing, and
that therefore the great bulk of the
bonds would not be a tax burden. He
also said that in proportion to popu
lation, San Francisco had the lowest
tax rate, and that In a consolidated
city and county government, the
metropolis would pay taxes in the
ratio of $5 to $2 as against the other
bay communities.
REPLY BY GIBSON
Gibson attacked the borough system
of government, reading from publi
cists of New York. He said that in
the consolidated plan involved in the
amendment, San Francisco would have
the preponderance of voting strength.
"And this bill does not even guar
antee us local autonomy." !ne said. "It
provides that the charter framers may
build a government giving elasticity to
local affairs; but it does not say they
shall do this."
Then Gibson launched into the finan
cial questions involved. He declared
that San Francisco's bonded indebted
ness already exceeded the constitu
tional limit. He argued that the
amendment 'was craftily drawn and de
signed to enable San Francisco to bring
up its assessed valuation to greater
bonding proportions.
"We believe," he said, "that we have
brains enough and patriotism enough
to build up our own cities without
domination by the great voting
strength of the city across the bay."
TT C. STUDENTS
v ♦ PROMISE HELP
OAKLAND, Oct. 15.—The students of
the University of California who en
tered the annexation fight several days
ago, held a meeting this evening at
the headquarters of the Alameda
County league and partially organized
to assist in defeating the consolida
tion amendment.
The meeting was conducted by De
Ver McLaren '03 and F. H- Bartlett '07
of the university alumni. They believ*
that they will be able to lend valuable
service to the league.
A large number of the university
men and women living in the zone
which it is proposed to add to San
Francisco's area have expressed them
selves as decidedly against any plan
for annexation.
MEETING FOR WOMEN
The home of Mrs. Isaac Requa, High
land avenue and Hazel lane, Piedmont,
will be the scene of an anti-annexa
tion meeting of the women campaign
ers Friday afternoon. Capable speak
ers will discuss the question and a
large attendance is expected. The
women of the Providence Hospital as
sociation will gather at the home of
Mrs. Thomas Hogan, 830 Oak street,
Thursday afternoon to discuss annexa
tion. Other meetings for the near
future are in North Oakland by the
members of the Golden Gate Women's
club Friday evening and in the Mel
rose school by the women of Melrose
center October 21. Tho latter meeting
will be addressed by W, E. Gibson.
Oakland local No. 107. International
Alliance of Stage ?:mployes, has
adopted resolutions denouncing the an
nexation scheme and pledging itself
and its' individual members to work
against it. The resolutions' were signed
by E. J. Anderson, president, and Wil
liam Daul, secretary-treasurer.
Arrangements have been made for
a meeting in the social hall at Ply
mouth center, under the direction of
the Woman's club, Thursday afternoon.
A debate will be held between W. C.
Sharpstein. speaklnjr In favor of an
nexation, and James P. Montgomery,
taking the negative side. The Colored-
American Progressive Republican club
will discuss annexation in Forester's
hall. Thirteenth and Clay streets, Wed
nesday evening.
Don't Be Fussy
About Eating
Tour Stomarh Will Digest Anj Kind
of Food When Given the Proper
Assistance
We are prone to fall into the error of
singling out some article of food and
soundly berating the fiend who first in
vented the dish. The habit grows with
some people till almost all food is put
on the blacklist. This Is all wrong.
What Is required Is a little assistance
with those agencies upon which scien
tific students for many years have set
the'r seal of approval because they
have become absolute facts. Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets for all stomach dis
orders are recognized; they have a
fine record; they are rated reliable, de
pendable and worthy of confidence just
as the president of a big bank puts his
O. K. on a depositor's check. And so
you can eat what you want, whatever
you like, knowing well that should in
digestion, sour risings, gas forma
tions, fermentations or any other stom
ach distress arise Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets in a few moments will put you
right.
Coated tongue, bad breath, heart
burn, belching, flatulency, bloat—all
the systems of digestive troubles dis
appear quickly when these tablets are
used. They are not a cure for any
thing but dyspepsia and kindred com
plaints. But they have brought re
lief to more sufferers from digestive
diseases than all the patent medicines
and doctors' prescriptions put together.
The stomach does the heaviest work
of any 04 the bodily organs, yet It's
the one we treat with the least regard.
We eat too much of the wrong kind of
food at any time. The patient stomach
stands such treatment as long as it
can and then it rebels. You get notice
of the rebellion in the shape of the
gases and pains caused by undigested,
fermenting food.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold
and recommended by all druggists at
50c a box.
TAFT LABELED AS
SANE PROGRESSIVE
Secretary of State Knox Dis
cusses Just Equilibrium
Between "Rights"
PORTLAND. Oct. 15. —Secretary of
State Knox addressed an audience here
tonight that thronged the county
armory, taking: for his subject the just
equilibrium between the rights of man
and the rights of property.
The secretary declared that since the
dawn of civilization the rights of prop
erty have been over emphasized, but
he warned against radicalism In the
process of readjustment. He impressed
upftn his hearers the great progress
toward accomplishing this equilibrium
under the administration of President
Taft. He expressed confidence that the
people preferred quiet, courageous and
effective deeds to strong words and
urged that the republicansNheal fac
tional differences and present an un
broken front to their antagonists.
Secretary Knox said:
"No honest man differs from another
as* to such moral Issues as honesty in
public life, rebuke of bosslsm, equality
of opportunity, repression of corporate
aggression, control of Irresponsible and
conscienceless wealth and corrupt alli
ances between business and politics.
There ta no\doubt that men's minds
everywhere are becoming thoroughly
awakened to the fact that for a thou
sand years, indeed from the dawn of
history to the foundation of this re
public, the rights of property have been
over emphasized in comparison with the
rights of the individual man. We are
rapidly changing all that throughout
the world and nowhere more rapidly
and radically than in this country.
There are still many dark places and
most countries in comparison
with our own. still manifest the old
undue predilections In favor of vested
rights, about which men will divide
so long as human temperaments display
the two great types of the radical and
the conservative mind.
"But this past excess of tenderness
toward property is no reason why we
should suddenly and violently shift to
tho opposite excess We have been
steadily readjusting the center of grav
ity since the beginning of this nation
and have made great progress toward
the just equilibrium.
"Meanwhile and notwithstanding the
impatience of some we continue to re
ceive the blessings of providence with
out stint. Farm mortgages are fast
disappearing; land values are rising,
crops are abundant and prices good."
WOMEN COMPRISE A
THIRD OF TOTAL VOTE
Registrar Zemansky made public yes
terday official statistics showing that
45,665 women are registered to vote at
the general election and 98,023 men.
The total registration is 134,638, of
which the women comprise approxi
mately 33 per cent.
The total number of republicans reg
istered is 90,456. democrats 29,601. so
cialists 6,710. Those who declined to
state their party affiliations. 7.030; pro
gressive republicans, 178; progressives,
290; union labor. 231; prohibition, 192.
Of the total, 67 per cent are reg
istered republican.
Alameda t'oaaty, I-'alr at Fleaaanton
Go to the big County Fair at Pleas
asiton, October 2Hrd to 2Sth. Inclusive.
Live stock and farm products exhibits.
Trotting races. Special features every
day. Round trip fare from San Fran
cisco, Market street at ferry, $1.50. Sco
agents Southern Pacific. —Adv-t.
Judge Coffey Should Be Elected
By a Unanimous Vote
To the People of San Franclsdo:
Although all the candidates for Judi
cial position are friends' of mine, yet
I think a special word should be said
by me about Honorable James V. Cof
fey. His candidacy differs from all
others. He reminds me of England's
pride—the great Sir Thomas Moore in
part, and of our learned Chancellor
Kant in other respects'. In some juris
dictions he would be the unanimous
choice of all electors. As It is, his
steady re-election as superior judge
is one of the strongest arguments in
favor of an elective Judiciary. Here is
a man for whom the recall has no
terrors. He has none of the elements
which form a Jeffries or a Norbury.
How often have a heard people say:
"Well, Coffey may have his faults, but
he Is dead square." This is to my mind
the highest compliment for a Judicial
officer to receive. For those like me
who have lived all their lives In this
community, it is not necessary to say
or write in his favor for any place in
the gift of the people. But for the new
comers and new voters there is indeed a
great necessity. Here Is a man who
for years has maintained the highest
rank as a judicial officer in this com
munity. Yet to some voters he is not
known as. he should be. But the liti
gant who has a Just cause never trem
bles, if his rights are to be passed upon
by James V. Coffey. He Is one of the
few who does not dread the "pull" or
political pressure of the boss. No re
ward should be too great for him. I
hope before my life draws to a close
to see him on the supreme bench of the
United States. His ability, his honesty
and his just decisions between man and
man, and woman and w'ornan entitle
him to that high position. I have yet
to find with very few exceptions, a
judge of such purity of mind and heart
and with such ideas of high justice as
Honorable James V. Coffey. The world
knows that judges, like, all other men
are not without faults. When we do
have a judce who 5s *<als»lea«, it is our
duty to uphold him and retain him on
the bench. In this city I have known
men of high position at the bar defend
corrupt judges by saying: "We don't
care if they are d—— raaeala. They are
<mr d raaeala." I have read of the
"judicial' arm" with a Aery good idea
of what that term implies. I have wit
nessed the political "pull" in full oper
tion.
I have seen judges elected in this city
and state, because they belonged to cer
tain cliques and association*, and not
because they would do justice between
the poor man and the rich man. What
a difference do we see in the case of
the candidacy of Hon. James V. Coffey.
He begs his friends to simply stater that
FRIENDS' EFFORTS
HELP CANDIDATES
Schlesinger's Race Boosted by
Women at Meeting of
Club Yesterday
The candidacy of Bert Schleslnger
for congress on the democratic ticket In
the fourth district was given an Im
petus at the meeting of the Women's
Schlesinger club in the headquarters at
757 Market street yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. Edna Van Winkle presided over
the meeting.
Following is a list ot women who
pledged their support to Schlesinger's
candidacy:
Miss Hoekbelmer. Mrs. Edna I. Van Winkle,
Mre. Grace B. Cauken, Mrs. Atherton, Mrs. P.
M. Hare, Mrs. C. Shertk, Mr*. James Silrey.
Mrs. D. D. Kf-arns. Mrs. Leonora Cnwdaoe.
Mrs. Julia Asfawortb. Mrs. T. J. Ford, Emeilna
Sarsfleld, Mrs. A. M. Edwards. Mrs. Lillian
Gardner, Mrs. Maud Edwards, Mrs. Mary Erer
sou and Miss Joale Monaban.
Stephen V. Costello, democratic can
didate for congressman in the fifth dis
trict, spoke before the Costello Women's
club of the twenty-sixth assembly dis
trict yesterday afternoon at the resi
dence of Mrs. Mary O'Neill. 124 Saturn
street. He dwelt on the tariff question
and the development of the national re
sources.
GRAHAM SUPPORTERS MEET
Supporters of Judge Graham met Sat
urday night at the Chlsmore apartments
and formed a Graham club. Hartwig A.
Cohen was chosen president, Carlton
Wall vice president and George J. Pa
narlo secretary. The. following execu
tive committee was appointed:
Henry Whitley, Philip Fay. A. Oelberaon.
George Jones. William A. Johnson, Robert C.
MoGibben, Henry Videau, R. Sharpley, He.nry
Johnson. A. O. Harwood. Sam Joa«ph. Stanley
Fay, r>eo Pocfcwlti. C. H. Holbrook Jr., N. J.
Prendergast. Reardon T. Lyooa. R. H. McDon
ald Jr., Nat H«rwson, Nat Boas. Dr. A. Root,
Dr. L. D. Barfjcalupf, John Farley. R. D. Rich
ardson, J. S. O'Connor and S. V. Thompaoo.
President Cohen, who was the prin
cipal speaker, said that the high char
acter of Judge Graham's work on the
bench and the esteem In which he was
held in the community were evidenced
by the remarkable vote he received at
the primary election.
After a general discussion as to the
best method of assisting Judge Gra
ham's candidacy, it was determined to
confer with the numerous Graham club 3
throughout the city and arrange for a
general rally at Golden Gate Comman
dery hall Monday evening, October 28.
COFFEY'S FRIEXDS ACTIVE
The general committee of the James
V. Coffey Campaign club, appointed by
Joseph E. ODonnell. will meet tonight
at 8 o'clock at Tamalpals hall. Native
Sons* hall, in Mason street, between
Geary and Post.
The residents of the North Beach
portion of the city showed their ap
proval In no uncertain terms at the
mass meeting held at Powell and Union
streets Saturday evening in behalf of
the re-election of Judge Coffey. A
number of representative citizens ef
that locality officiated as vice presi
dents and insisted upon being enrolled
as active members of the Central club,
recently organized In furtherance of
his return to the superior court bench.
Natalie Ferrogiaro presided at the
gathering and Thomas G. Rallly acted
as secretary. Patrick Conner was
elected vice chairman and Mario Forno
chairman of the executive committee of
18 members.
WOMEN'S RELEASE ORDERED- The «uprem<i
<?ourt of the United State* ordered the release
TPgterdar of Marie Savart. Marie Cardonnell.
Iyena Ihipuis and Helene Marlo.ua. who were
helnar held h.r tbe immigration authorities at
Angpl island for deportation. The women ara
accused of violating tne white alare act and
had been denied bonds by the United States
district court here.
he Is a candidate. It Is a disgrace that
such a statement for such a man does
not suffice. But it does not. The ap
peal is made by certain interested par
ties to plump a vote for one candidate,
and if the name of "Coffey" ia men
tioned the voter is told that he will be
elected anyway. This trick has de
feated good men before. It will defeat
good men again. It is a base subter
fuge. T urge all Judge Coffey'a friends
to expose this invention of the enemy.
Let them point out his record in pri
vate as well as public. His private life
Is as spotless as that of Chief Justice
Marshall. His public career as judge
of the probate department of this city
is the glory of the American judiciary.
In all parts of the United States and in
Europe, aye, even In the orient, one
hears the name of Coffey coupled with
tributes of the highest praise as the in
corruptible judge, and as the friend of
the poor and of the widow and orphan.
Millions of dollars have passed under
his control, and yet no eye has seen an
attack on his' pure character, nor has
the ear ever heard any derogatory re
mark on the Justice of any of his de
cisions. He is a man that Abraham
Lincoln would have been delighted to
appoint to a high position of trust, he
cause he dares to do rlarht.
I speak of Judge Coffey as I find him.
He has decided cases against me, but
he has decided for the right as he un
derstood the right. In so deciding, I
knew that the decision was not the
result of a victory at draw poker or
at any other game of chance. I knew
it was an honest judgment, and I hon
ored the judge for his action. Hence
I would say to the citizens of this city:
Men of San Francisco! Honor your
selves by supporting the cause of such
an honest man. Women of San Fran
cisco: Remember the judge that stood
by you and your little ones In the hour
of peril; remember him who saved your
little homestead from the sharks of the
legal profession. Retain Hon. James V.
Coffey by a complimentary vote to that
position which he has held in good re
port and evil report.
In conclusion, I adopt In all its en
tirety the sentiments of Mr. S. D. Woods
in his "Lights and Shadows of Life
on the Pacific Coast." "For twenty
five years with distinguished ability
and learning and a noble honor has
Coffey presided over one of the de
partments of the Superior Court of San
Francisco. Recently celebraang his
«3d birthday, he is still in his prime,
and we want to go on record as say
ing that when he retires from the
bench, the community will suffer a loss
nearly akin to a public calamity."
FRANCIS J. SULLIVAN,
Attorney at Law.
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