Boom for Julius A. Lebkuecher for Mayor of Newark
Newark, N. J., March 27 .—More enthusiasm was displayed at the Republican primaries last night than tnere has been in years, owing to the fact that there were many candidates in the field, and a general impression seemed to prevail that a nomination was equivalent to an election. In the race for Mayor, Julius A. Lebkuecher, of Krementz & Co., holds a good place, one of his opponents being Assemblyman Woolsey, of Glorieux & Woolsey.
Mr. Lebkuecher, in a letter to Alderman Stamsby, yesterday denied the assertion made by Mr. Roche, one of Assemblyman Woolsey’s supporters, that he (Mr Lebkuecher) was an atheist and an infidel. Mr. Roche has made the assertion in the presence of others. It now appears that Mr. Lebkuecher is a member of Oriental Lodge, F. and A. M., and a member of St. Luke’s M. E. Church.
The following has been extensively circulated in the southern part of the city:
"The people demand that the next mayor of the city of Newark shall be a man of recognized business ability, integrity, industry and energy. He must be a progressive, broad-minded man, able successfully to manage affairs of magnitude. He must represent the best intellectual and industrial progress of the city. He must be unconnected with corporations asking for franchises or municipal contracts. He must have both backbone and honesty, and when elected mayor he must himself fill the office.
Our neighbor, Julius A. Lebkuecher, has been a citizen of the city of Newark for forty years ; he was educated at the public schools, and has spent his life in active business here.
He is, in our judgment, the man for the position. If elected mayor, he will fill the office with credit and honor to the city. If nominated, his election is assured."
We ask that delegates be elected in his behalf, and that every Republican of the ward attend the primaries to be held on Monday night.
The call was signed by many prominent citizens of Newark.
Source: The Jewelers' Circular and Horological Review - 28th March 1894