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CZAR'S TROOPS JOIN REVOLT. Imperial Guard Reported Ready to Enter the Move ment Against the Autocracy. EMBASSY ASKS AID OF WASHINGTON. The Emperor Still Hesitates^ — Count Witte and Genera! 1 repoft at Odds — Gov ernors Yield to Popular Demands. Autocracy <->r government by the people seems to hang in the Russian balance. The day's developments brought the crisis nearer. Disaffection has spread to the troops, and doubt of the loyalty of the Imperial Guard is expressed. The gov ernment seems powerless, and the Emperor continues the policy of hesitation. Mr. Eddy, the charge d'affaires at the embassy in St. Petersburg, has asked the State Department for authority to charter a vessel for the protection of Amer ican citizens. Negotiations for a loan hare been broken oft. and Messrs. Morgan and Perkins are trying to get a steamer to take them from the capital. A strike of telegraphers hampers the transmission of news from the provinces. The meagre advices show no improvement in the situation. The Governors of sev eral cities restored order by conceding tho popular demands. Bloody encounters were reported from Lodz, Odessa, Riga, Moscow, KiefT and Tiflis. Dr. Dillon, correspondent of "The London Telegraph" at the capital, hears th^.t the Emperor has decided to accept the programme of the Liberals. REPORT THAT CZAR HAS YIELDED TO THE PEOPLE. Lonfion, Oct. 30. — "The Daily Telegraph's" Pt. Petersburg correspondent, telegraphing on Sun- Say night, says: 1 i am informed that the Emperor has just ae ;ecrted the Liberal programme, appointed Count Witte Premier and given legislative powers to ths Rspreeenta+ive ; Assembly, allowing repre sentative* from a! sections of the population to ba elected to it, and abolishing martial law th.-c-jghout the empire. I am further informed that the Emperor will Is3ue a manifesto to the people to-morrow. In earlier dispatches "The Daily Telegraph's" correspondent describes the autocracy as like "a bulb of mercury fallen from a height and shiv ered into little globules." and Russia as having become "an archipelago of political islands, each independent of the others, all dealing with public affairs, with hardly any reference to the will of the once all-powerful monarch." "Anti-monarchical sentiments," the corre monflent goes on to say. "which would have been a terrible crime txro months ago. are now in everybody's mouth. Tfhe Russian people, Baddenly educated by events and sobered by a ierSP of responsibility, are able, willing and de termined henceforth to manage their affairs in t.-x-ir own way and without Interference from above. "My belief is that if the authorities abstain fy<-.rn viol»nc° the^"strlk^- wll; ' terminate next week, because th«r Socialists are waiting till the end of the year for an armed insurrection, wfeen they will be fully prepared." The correspondent of "The Daily Chronicle" at Bt Petersburg- sends the following: The court is in revolt against the Emperor, who is vacillating between the counsels of his Ministers to grant a constitution with Count Witte as Premier, and the advice of the reaction aries to proclaim a dictatorship under General Count Alexis Ignatieff, a member of the Council of the Empire. One of the most ominous factors in the situa tion is the feeling among the Finns. There are Sf ■*:,'>.*> troops in Finland, the 6,000 reserves t there having been brought back because they developed revolutionary leanings. Should the Finns revolt the government could not re inforce the garrisons, because every soldier is wanted here and the navy is unreliable. St. Petersburg. Oct. 29, 11:40 p. m.— While the d£.y passed quietly, without bloodshed in the Bnwrtim capital, and while the city is outwardly cg'm, to-day's developments all indicate t"hat a. crisis Is Imminent. Although the streets are filled with, troops and reinforcements are now pouring in from Finland, the government seems utterly powerless to cope with the situation, and many calm observers seem seriously to believe that the present regime is tottering to its fall. Differences have arisen between Count Witte and General Trepoff, and while the precious mo raents pass, the Emperor, surrounded by the imperial family, remains shut up at Peterhof, (seemingly still hesitating over what course to pursue. Grav«? doubts are expressed whether even the Imperial Guard can now t>e relied upon. Discon tent is rife. Early this morning the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Equipages /of Sailors of the Guard, who have been shut up like prisoners in barracks on the Moskwa Canal, demolished the windows and furniture. In the afternoon a detachment of four officers of the guard went to the lawyers' assembly and told the barristers that many officers and a large part of the troops were disgusted with the gov ernment and ready to enlist in the movement for freedom The officers asked for aid toward effecting organization, and «?aid they had dis cussed among themselves the question of re signing, but decided to show that people in uni form could help to achieve liberties. Even the Co— ck patrols in keeping idlers moving in the street* to-day seemed careful not to us* their .whips, and simply drove the crowds along before their advancing horses. A mating of the Municipal Council was held this evening, at which a deputation of thirty members of the strikers' committee appeared. In an impassioned speech, the leader of the deputation presented the following demands of the workmen and affiliated organizations: Flrst-A constitution and political liberty. Second— That the city furnish food to the workmen. Third— That the citv refuse further supplies to the troops and the police. Fourth— That thf troops he removed from the waterworks, or otherwise the strikers would cut the water supply. Fifth— The immunity of the deputation from arrest. The Council granted th« last demand, and promijusd to reply to the other demands to-mor- Reduction i.'i rates on Harlem River Branch (N. Y., X. Ji & if. i' B Co.) is announced effective Xov lfi \>n Bon« sy«t«n. Improved Intf-rborough •«r\i« pimillM faci'.t'.U-s for quick transit.— Advi. T<v-dar. fair; tr>rrr*AlnjC ri<.uillnr*« row. The Council sent requests to both General Trepoff and the Minister of the Interior, M. Bouligln, not to arrest the members of the deputation, but the police, nevertheless, took them into custody. On urgent representations. General Trepnff released them an hour later. The people are bordering on panic and are easy victims of every censational rumor. Among countless baseless reports which received cre dence to-dey were that the Emperor had em barked on a vessel and fled to Denmark, that General Trepoff had been killed by a bomb and that Vice- Admiral Birlleff had been assassinated by mutineers in the Black Sea. With a strike in the government postofflce to night, communication with the interior practi cally ceased. Government troops were placed in the telegraph office, but only a few lines ar.-> working. Many lines, including the land lines to the. continent and to Libau, where they con nect with the cable, have been cut. At 10 o'clock, however, the cable by way of Xystad and Sweden was still open. This Is now the only thread connecting Russia with the outer world. Admiral Durnovo. superintendent of posts and telegraphs, told the representative of a European power this afternoon that he could not tell how long cable communication with the Continent would last. The foreign embassies have discussed the sit uation, but have as yet taken no steps regard ing the safety of foreign residents. As a pre caution the State Department at Washington has been requested to confer authority to char ter a vessel and to hoist on it the American flag as a refuge for Americans. The negotiations for a new loan will be form ally adjourned to-morrow, as neither the gov ernment nor the bankers are prepared to close the negotiations while the present situation con tinues. J. Pierpont Morgan, jr.. and George W. Per kins are negotiating with the Hamburg-Amer ican Steamship Company for the dispatch of a vessel to take them off in case of necessity. The university and the Polytechnic Institute were surrounded by troops, who blocked all the adjacent streets, and the students and professors were kept within the confines of each institu tion. Even the druggists have struck, and there are many cases of sickness in the city: the army dispensaries, by request of the physicians, have -been opened to fill prescriptions. At a meeting to-night the physicians divided the city into dis tricts and selected stations where first aid to the wounded will he given in rase there should be collisions between the troops and the people. Such news as comes from the interior shows no improvement in the situation. The govern ment everywhere seems powerless to break the great political strike. At Kharkoff order was restored only after the Governor had formally instructed the troops not to fire, and upon the demands of the • 'Black Heads" rX Beval the soldiers were sent out of that city and the place, left In charge of a local militia, which had been organized by the citizens. At Moscow, the real Russian capital, accord ing to private reports, the Municipal Council and the Committee of Public Safety are sitting continuously. A struggle is momentarily ex pected between th* "League of Russian Pa triots," a reactionary organization led by the prints, and the newly organized militia and students. The Moscow Municipal Council is also reported to have sent an ultimatum to the Em peror demanding the promulgation of a con stitution. Although it is impossible officially to con firm these reports, they seem to admit of no doubt that the anti-government forces have the upper hand. The government is no longer in communica tion v^th the forces in the Far Fast *xrept by <able by way of China. The situation cannot well be exaggerated. With the present indecision of tIM Emperor, tho government has neither a head nor a policy to meet the crisis, and tbings seem to he drifting toward nnarrhy. The revolutionists openly an nounce that the government has ceased to exist, and that nothing remains to his majesty except to abdicate. With a firm hand at the helm < <.m!nu«*d on ttiirtl j)br<\ PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL. |« HOURS TO CHICAGO. i^-ves K*w York at 3.55 p. m. arrives Chicago less roadbed.- Advu NEW-YOIIK. MONDAY. OCTOBER 30. 1005.-TWELVE PAOEB.— » to c SSSa'^»"»- Bloody rolilpions ncmrr«><3 at the heart of this urea* flight of steps and around the base of the statue of the Duke of Richelieu, during the outbreak o Juno 2f> and 29 last. SQUADRON MAKES RECORD PRESIDENT ON BRIDGE. Gale Encountered Off Savannah — Messages from All Over Country. Flagwhlp West Virginia, Off Savannah, Ga., Oct. 29.— A strong breeze from the northeast has kicked up a heavy sea. hut notwithstanding these unfavorable circumstances the squadron has maintained an average speed of twenty knots from Jupiter Lipht to the present time, thus breaking all records for any squadron in our navy. This morning the entire crew was mustered aft and Pr<?s'd(f*»t Roosevelt delivered a short address to them. The President has spent most of the day on the forward bridge with Admiral Brownson. St. Augustine, Fla., Oct. 2!>.— The wireless sta tion on Anastasia Island has been in communi cation with the cruiser West Virginia at inter vals all during last nigrht and to-day. Messages during the night conveyed news that the Presi dent was well and vvssmgbly enjoying the voy age, with fine we£Xb€T up to that time. The cruiser had not encounter-.! rough weather until shortl;, after noon to-day, when, nearingr Savan nah, it ran Into the storm which has prevailed along the coast. Last night Admiral Brownson gave a dinner for the officers of the West Virginia and her con sorts In honor of the President. The usual Sat urday evening band concert aboard was also an enjoyable feature for the President. The West Virginia and her consorts passed St. Augustine shortly after 3 o'clock this morning. The vessels were nearly one hundred miies off the coast. Mayor Boyce. in behalf of the citi zens of BC Augustine, sent a message to the President from this station, offering congratula tions and best wishes for a safe and pleasant voyage. The message was received and ac knowledged. The station here picked up a num ber of messages which* were being transmitted to the President, most of which were words of congratulation and best wishes from Governors and high officials all over the country. The Presidential fleet -was reported off Savannah about 2 o'clock this afternoon. The ships were well out to sea and making remarkable speed, notwithstanding the high winds. Thief Electrician Klkins, in charge of the sta tion here, states that the weather, while cloudy and blustery, has been Ideal for transmitting and receiving the wireless messages. He has had no difficulty in receiving and sending mes sages at distances ranging from one hundred to nearly one thousand miles. Savannah. Ga.. Oct. 29.— The following wire less messages were exchanged to-day between the Mayor of Savannah and the President, on board the cruiser West Virginia. Savannah, Ga., October 29. President Theodore Roosevelt, on board the U. S. S. West Virginia: In behalf of the citizens of Savannah I con gratulate you upon your capture of the Southern people's hearts, and wish you a safe return to the capital. . HERMAN MYERS, Mayor of Savannah. U. S. Flagship West Virginia. October 29. To Mayor Herman Myers. Savannah: I thank vou and the citizens of Savannah most heartily " THEODORE ROOSEVELT. There was' only about an hour's interval be tween the sending of the message from the Mayor and the receipt of the reply from Presi dent Roosevelt. The West Virginia at it o'clock to-night was almost directly opposite or east of Savannah and between 180 and 2»>O miies out at sea. At that time the operator aboard the West Virginia reported here that there was a strong northeast breeze blowing and a very choppy sea. All aboard were well. Washington. Oct. 29.— The navy yard wireless station to- night picked up a wireless message being sent from the cruiser West Virginia, on which the President Is travelling, to the Cape Hatieras station. The West Virginia was oft Savannah. The squadron of which the Vest Virginia is a part made a record breaking trip from Jupiter. WIRELESS CAUGHT IN KANSAS. A Message from the West Virginia Inter cepted by Army Field Apparatus. | p.y Te'pgrapii to The Tribune. ! Kansas City. Mo.. Oct. 28.^-Wlreless messages from the cruiser West Virginia; on which President Roosevelt is on his way North, were Intercepted on Friday night by a wireless tele graph apparatus of the field outfit used by the Signal Corps at Fort Leavenworth. Major George O. Bquier and Captain William Mitchell were experimenting with an instrument at tached to a kite, when they cnught messages trom the West Virginia. They also intercepted messages from other Bhips at sea off the At lantic Coast. first time that wireless messages This is th- first time that wireless messages have hern Intercepted this far inland coming from the ships on the Atlantic Ocean, The offlr cers also received a mewage from a Mallory Line Steamer in the Gulf «f Mexico going to Houston. Tex LOSE $15,000 IN TRANSIT. Money Sent Here from Montana for Invest ment Strangely Missing. [By Telegraph to Thf Tribunal Helena. Mont.. Oct. 29-The contents of a tto.ooo espresa j.ncfcafi<\ sent from Hamilton. Mont., to New-Tork. at.- mfastog, an«l •■ ■ result the North ern Pacine Company has several of its detective* t-ngagfd in trying In discover what became of the monev It was shipped by Charles F Kelky to N H Hnrrls & Co.. for Investment. Instrad of r oetvteK securities he h3(J purchased^CeOey was dUlttbtetraaed to receive a fetter stating that the eonten's "f the package -n it* receipt by the N w ' Tortf nrni conXed oi a newspaper. The money came to'Kelley as a windfall. SCENES IN ODESSA, WHERE TROOPS FIRED ON MOBS. QUAKER CITY REVELATIONS. What Philadelphia has lost. $6,330,000. How it was lost: Excessive costs, collusive bids, illegal advertising in filtration system and boulevard construction. Who received most of $18,000,000 expended on these contracts: D. J. McNichol & Co., James J. Ryan, John A. Keliey and Vare Brothers. How Philadelphia politicians got the profits: Israel W. Durham, leader of Philadelphia's Republican machine, and State Senator J. P. McNichol. another city 'eader in firm of Mc- Nichol & Co, State Senator George A. Vare, in firm of Vare Brothers. Officials held responsible for filtration sys tem conditions: John C. Haddock, director of Public Works under Mayor Ashbridge. Peter E. Costello. director of Public Works, removed by Mayor Weaver. John W. Hill, ex-chief of Bureau of Filtra tion, who is awaiting trial on charges grow inq out of revelations. Twelve hundred typhoid deaths laid to methods of conducting filtration work. AIXE6ED GRAFT $6,330,000. REPORT ON FILTRATION. Durham Firm Goi Most of the ttrmey — Delay Killed l£oo. [By Telegraph to The Tribune. Philadelphia, Oct. 20.— Six million three hun dred and thirty thousand dollars has thus far been lost outright to the taxpayers of Phila delphia through the contracting combination which has been engaged in building the great filtration plant and the two boulevards, one in the northeastern and the other in the southern district of the city, according to the report made public to-day. This conclusion has been reached by Major Cassius E. Gillette, corps of engineers, U. S. A., and John Donald MacLennan, experts employed by Mayor Weaver to make a full investigation of the contracts and the work done. Major Gil lette is the officer who investigated the jobbery in the Savannah Harbor improvements and procured the evidence by which ex-Captain Oberlln M. Carter was convicted, and against which Green and Gaynor must shortly stand trial. John Donald MacLennan is an experi enced engineer, who recently completed the con struction of the government's filtration plant at Washington. John W. Hill, formerly chief of the Bureau of Filtration, is now awaiting trial on charges of forgery, etc., in connection with the filtration contracts. The contracting combination which is accused is constituted, in the main, of Israel W. Durham. Republican boss of Philadelphia, as gociated in politics with T T nited States Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania, and State Senator James P. McNlchol. These two men. with D. J. McNichol, a brother of the State Senator, com pose the contracting firm of Daniel J McNichol & Co. Evidence brought out at Hill's preliminary hearing showed that in this tlrm D. J. McNichol owns a one-twelfth interest, the other eleven twelfths being divided equally between Durham and James P. McNichol. WORK COST CONTRACTORS $10,350,000. "Omitting from construction all small con tracts, say," under $90,000," the report says, "we find for the filtration work and the two boulevards, as constructed up to date, the city has pMd or pledged $18,761,541. First class work under the specification? should not have cost over $12,490,000, which includes an allowance of 2<» per cent, or $2,075,208 for legitimate con tractors' profits. The difference is $6,390,600. In other words. $18.7G0.<V>0 in round numbers has been paid for work costing the contractors $10,356,000. "Of the M5.330.000 excessive cost there has gone to the contractors who worked under the nanw of D J. McNichol $5,065,122, similarly to Ryan & Kelley $543,890, aid to Vare Brothers $80,128. of the $18,761,141 there remains unpaid about $568,000 to McNichol and $76,000 to Ryan & Keliey. "Some of these contracts are incomplete. The estimated cost of completion of the existing Bltration contracts at contract prices is about $1,685,000. A fair price, allowing U<> per cent profit, would $1,218,000. The difference the city will lose if these contracts are completed. "The price paid for the thre^-quarters of a mile. of Northeast Boulevard already constructed is $552,848, on which there was a loss to the City of $127.V217. There are nine and a half miles more of It laid out on the maps. If com pleted at contract prices the additional cost to th<- city would be about s6,soo,ooo. and the addi tional loss at least |2,250,0CKX On the Southern Boulevard the amount paid to date is $286,389, on which the loss on thf one and a quarter miles built has been $89,128. To complete at contract prices would cost $850,516, and thr- additional loss would be $85,866. In other words, the total coal of both boulevnrds ns planned at contract BUFFALO AND N'AGARA FALLS ARE STILL OPEN. Twt nty trains a day by the New-York Central Lines. — Advt. Continued on t\\--!fth pogi*. BOSTON MYSTERY SOLVED. ARREST IN PITTSBURG. Mother Identifies Suit Case Victim, Actress, by Rings. Pittsburg. Oct. 30.— After an examinst'on at Police Headquarters, lasting until after 1 o'clock this morning, Morris Nathan, secretary to the manager of the "Shepherd King" com pany, was held on a Charge of murdering his sweetheart. Miss Susan Geary, the victim of the Boston suit case mystery, which has been puzzling the Boston authorities for more than a month. Nathan sticks to his story that he has not seen the girl since he escorted her to a subway station on the night of September 4. Nathan had been crying for the last week, and was so unnerved that detectives had to al most carry him to Police Headquarters. Manager Reinold of the company has the doctors certificate, which had been received at Lowell, Mass.. explaining that Miss Geary was ill and would be unable to join the company for some days. An expert penman declared yes terday that the handwriting was that of a man who had endeavored to disguise it. Boston, Oct. '2k). — That the dismembered body found In a dress suit case in the harbor here is thut of Miss Susan Agnes Geary, of Cambridge, is the belief of the girl's family and friends and of the Boston Police T>epartment. Miss Geary, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. X>. Geary, was a chorus girl of the "Shep herd King" company, and was known on the stage as Ethe! Durrell. She was twenty-one years old. Mrs. Geary to-day Identified three rings taken from the right hand found in the second dress suit case as those worn by her daughter when she left' the theatrical company on September 10. Confirmation of Miss Geary's disappearance from the company came from Morris Nathan, secretary to the manager of the company. Mr. Nathan, to whom Miss Geary was engaged, is now in Pittsburg. According to Nathan Miss Geary parted from him on the best of terms the day after the com pany closed its last engagement in this city, and he supposed, he said, that he should see her at the next performance in Lowell en the following day. Instead, however, a message was received by the company's manager from "P. A. Smith, M.' IX, of Boston," which stated that "Miss Dur rell" was suffering from stomach trouble and would be unable to report for several days. Miss Geary propped out of eight .after that, and, so fas as the police are concerned, they have been unable to find any one who either saw or communicated with the girl. Ten days later, on September 21. the first dress suit case was found. The three rings found In the second case gave the police the first tangible clew in the case. A newspapor man found Mrs. Geary, who had a missing daughter, whose description tallied with that of the suit case victim. Mrs. Geary and two daughters described the rings to the police, and afterward positively recognized them as belonging to Susan. Having established to their own satisfaction the identity of the victim, the police then turned their attention to the search for the person re sponsible for the dismemberment of the body, but up to this evening little progress in that direction has been made. Mrs Geary declared to-day that when she last saw h^r daughter the latter complained of pain3 in the side, and Mrs. Geary suggested to-day that she might have- been operated upon for appendicitis, ana that the doctor, being unsuc cessful In the operation, cut her up. Mrs. Geary expressed the opinion that the case had not been an illegal one. As soon as Mrs. Geary's suspicions were con firmed by the description of the rings, a message was sent to Nathan'at Pittsburg, asking him to come to Boston and bring the note signed "P. A. Smith. M. D.. Boston." Nathan says that when Miss DurrHl did not join the company in Lowell an investigation was started in order to find Smith, but that no trace of him could be found. Since then Nathan has been in frequent communication with Mrs. Geary, and, it is said, urged her to warn the police of the disappear ance of the daughter. Mrs. Geary objected, however, on account of the notoriety. Mr. Nathan said his suspicions were confirmed when he read a description of the rings. MA IN BURST FA TA L. Woman Dies from Shock— Two Asphyxiated in a Tunnel. rhicago. Oet. 20.— Three lives were lost, prop erty valued at $180,000 was destroyed, scores of families were made homeless and freight traffic on the New- York, Chicago and St. Louis Rail road was delayed for several hours on account of the breaking of a three-foot water main at 18th and Clark sts. to-day. Water flooded sev eral block*, damaging a number of business houses and home?. Michael Barry and Patrick Barry were killed by gas in the Illinois tunnel, at 18th-st. and Armour-ave.. while attempting to ascertain whether the flood had damaged the property of the tunnel company. Mn*. Lottie Hamlin. an invalid, seventy years old, died from shock. She awoke and found her room flooded, and died later In a hospital. Two p€-rsons were injured while attempting to recover the bodies of the two men suffocated in the tunnel. Several other persons suffered InjurWs while tr-scapinc; from thf» flooded region. S<> great was the force of the water that escaped from the broken main that It took sev eral hours to stop thf> stream. In the mean time, all business houses and hfmcp |n Clark and LaSalle sts., from IHth-st. to "Joth-st., were flooded. All Roods in many basements weie dam<itr--l Much damage was done to the tracks of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway between 17th and lSth sts. At lTth-st. th": tracks v/erp undermined an-1 the foundation caved In Several freight cars were overturns^ and their content! daiuigvil by if+s*m PRICE THREE CENTS. JEROME MAY USE HUGHES. PLANS INSURANCE SUITS. WiU Prosecute Even/ Guilty Official He Reptie* to Osborne: Mr. Jerome replied to J. \V Osborne'3 charge that he \va? protecting insurance "grafters" by outlining tiie plan of prose cution he intended to pursue, if elected. His plan included engaging Char! E, Hughe? as special counsel, a?- devoting all possible energy to the trial of all in surance officials in any way amenable to the criminal law. Mr. Ivins issued .-mother open letter to Mayor McClellan. again asking him to state his position on pending political is sues. A wild discussion took place in the Cen tral Federated Union over Mr. Heafst'3 Hendship for labor men. Tn connection with Mayor McCleilan'a ante-election promises for better school facilities, statistics show that there is a greater lack of accommodations now than two years ago. The Jerome nominators are sending out circulars denouncing the insurance ring and calling attention to the. District At torney's fight against corruption in this city. J Mr. Jerome spoke on "Shall the Peopla Through Ignorance Continue to Sell Themselves Into Slavery to Corrupt Bosses?" at a meeting in the Church of the Epiphany. JEROME PROMISES SUITS. Outlines Plans tr> Prosecute Inaur* a nee "Grafters." Answering James W. Osborne's Insinuations} that he was withholding prosecution of the- in surance "grafters" because he was receiving their political support; District Attorney Jerome last night, in a carefully prepared statement, outlined an elaborate scheme for bringing to justice any insurance official within reach of: the criminal law which he would set in opera tion if he were re-elected. He promised to obtain from the Board of Esti mate and Apportionment a special appropriation which would enable him to retain Charles K. Hughes as special prosecutor. Then, turning over to his chief assistant all routine busine^--», Mr. Jerome would devote ail his time and that of as many assistants as circumstances rendered necessary, he declared, to aiding Mr. Hughes in running down the insurance men against \< horn rested the slightest suspicion of criminality. . Mr. Hughes, with his -wonderful knowledge of, every detail of the insurance situation to-dey, would be clothed with every l^sal power as a criminal prosecutor, explained Mr. Jerome. Ha would be at the head of the prosecution. "It won't be a case of his being a special assistant." said Mr. Jerome. "I want that made clear. I'll be the assistant, really, aiding him with my own personal efforts and every resourc : of my office, to bring to justice any man who criminally has misused his office of trust. " Mr. Jerome's statement follows: My urbane and learn-r-d friend changes his grourvi cf attack on me so frequently that it is difficult i* keep abreast of Ills line of reasoning. We are bat? ing a three weeks' campaign. In the first week of the campaign I was, in his opinion, "wholly ineffi cient." He cited certain soeoiftc Instances. th» r.nly effect cf which was to .lisplay hi." ignorance of the law and the facts, and finding: that bubbia was pricked, he c-^Tunencfd tiie second week of tha campaign wtth the charge that I was .» fool, con tained in his graphic and now famous moral state ment, "that if he [Jerome] is not gf-utni? it for himself, he must be a fool.' Admitting at the u*d of his discourse that J was not getting it. he placed himself on record with the fine moral sentiment.' .. that, having the opportunity to "srraft." and no: "grafting." I must be a fool. * f And now he begins the thinl week oi the cam palgn with a labored dl^courst in which he would, prove to the people of this city that I aiU a knave. It is not possible to reply in detail to the ten thousand words of flimsy hlnded out by him to th» preas. and printed in part as his speech last nigin. I can only mention one or two of the point* sl"^ talned in that extraordinary oration. MR. OSBORXE'S CHARGES. I am in league, he says in substance, witn tha Ir-surance "grafters," because some Konorabla n: embers of my profession who signed my cert'.ri cate of nomination happened to be retained bjr certain persons connected with the insurance eom panfea in this city. He finds evidence oi gross wickedness and deceit in the fact that a circular sent ou: was sig:;ol "The Jerome Nominators." and that it did not con tain the names of the persons who were the Jerom* nominators. He seems to have forgotten that thier« were four thousand nara^s actually nled who had signed my petition, and many thousand more r.arue* signed to these petitions which never were fiied. and that it would be impossible to send out a cir cu>ar to which should be appended all of thesa names. '•Vlth his customary recklessness hs saya, sm quoted in "The Times," that after returning frora an interview with Me-ssrs. Harriman and Schlf! "he [Jerome ] called the reporters around him. helcj a special grand Jury himself, and then announce-.! his verdict that Schiff and Harriman were r.ot guilty of any wrongdoing." Had he taken tha trouble to inquire before he made this reek!e*» ac cusation he would have seen tha; ail the paper* of that date reported me as having given out '4, typewritten statement which was most carefully prepared and which did not In any way, shap« or ■ manner say that Schift on Harriman wer>- not aruilty of any wrongdoing. The statement was in relation to the so-called blind pool in Union Pacific stock, and simply »UitSfl that 1 had se^n Messrs. Harriman and Schifl koA had examined the so-called syndicate agreement, and that the Equitable L,lr> Insurance Company was not a party to that agreement. Perhaps the fairest thing I could do in regard to the Insurance matter would be now to take Into my confidence the public, and tell them eN-i<'Uy what I propose to do if rn chctsfl. MR. JEROMES PLEDGE. If re-elected District Attorney for this county I shall go to the Board of Estimate and Apportion- [;] ment and ask a special appropriation which *ul enable me to retain Charles E. I>ifhe« as special counjiel. I will ihc-n nirn c>v-r the ordinary rou- * tine of my office to my oh!e>f of sta!t ind 1 » 111 de vote all of my own time and that or &s many as sistants as may be necessary, to as»lst::i.. Mr. Hughes in protecutlng each an-! ■\-i> ptrsoa in connection with the insurance ncandau w'a. may have dont> anything to brine them within the r- ictx of the criminal law. Mr Hughes knows this insurance situation as no other living man knows tt. Hi.- ability and intfg rlty are known, not only to the bur.' but to tfta people generally, as the result vt his many years of practice In trUs county, and especially o"eau»a or' his activities as counsel to the Has Committee and to the Insurance Committee. This will be the way. in mj opinion, most -ijc^J ily and effeotual'.y to brlnjc to Jus • those con nected with the insurance matter wl hav com mitted criminal acts. Up to this point 1 have been acting in conjunction with the committee, a:ut. after conference with- Its chairman, and wtth a slncer? dr.<!:e not to lit *< n> way embarrass their actions l>v premature iciivUv on my part, believing ihat, M much as |« i.« to b'a desired that wrongdoers should b<? brought o I 3 tlce. It Is of more importance that a!l or ch. Vrs j In connection with this ln.->ur »ne<* mattei sho'iid i>« known, in order that wise legislation maj In fim;r« prevent a recurrence of Uv <t] .-.-• ! acs r.-hich ; have done so much to brim: our business c>v<i-r\i nity into disgrace. ' It i« sxtrwael] hfncult for me. rven with tha full t-xt of Mr Osborne's remarks iv>for-> m« to understand the process of his r-nsoning. .. t'ulv in some waj aalM»Qor>.! and ma,],, n man unfti to I pros^.-iit. the Insurance ensj-s ■ .... | hive b-*n ; indorsed by certain people !".- names. It Is .iuYioua ; to take ut» from the full i><i .-r his spe-ch his own opinion of theje .- l-men. wh in some way dis honor me by their support I: Is wonh while t.iking the mmes of a fr>w -*n- I Uemen v/ho dishonor me and r«r.der a* lapNMr •