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to prosecute the i^rance "^^ t0 *«*• Mr " iSTsays: -A>nae- Hs'ibfe^B^^'w: "A hi,h toned ar.d honorable lawyer t °CK hG<Srgel-.h G<Srgel-. Rives he *ays: "One ot the moat dls- T'Scr" £oudSt he^ys: "An eminent "oTjTota CUflln he s ay 3 : "An honored name In ! USchifrh«says:U Schifrh«says: "One of the greatest and' memorable n^ncleri Inthta country hon- Of '■-inirs Sn«'vcr ho says: One of me nwsi "»" orahlo*::,! might financiers on this continent- Of Oscar S. Stnuis ho says. "A man hO ji" non ored for his character wherever the B&Ktlsn ggLJfTu spoken; an honorable pood man. full of cha-itv • sad so on to the ™<1 of the list. Urn «ld se< m to me th.it Mr Osborne has plven £qr nominators about as Rood a certificate of char oc't'r as could be given to any men. . By what process tho support of these honora ble, able and distinguished men render me un to conduct th* office of District Attorney In New-iOr.v County 1 am unable x-> understand. The problem Is tM hard for me 1 will lea\e It to tha people. OSBORNE REPEATS CHARGE. James W. Osborne, tho Tammany candidate for District Attorney, yesterday Issued a state tr.or.t containing the names of probably twenty men who are more or loss Identified with the in surance business, who signed the Jerome peti tion. Mr. Osborne then continued: Mr Jerome's platform seems to be that a man of honor can never tack u;*m tne person who oausen his nomination or election, for h« says that his only reason lor thlnkinp that .lames v\ . os borne Is a puppet of a boss Is as follows: "I think too highly of Osboro« to believe that if elected, he would be unfaithful to the boss that C 7*"iYi!s Is so, Mr. Jerome can never attackone of U"> insuranco companies or one of their omcers, • for it ar. P earP that practically all of the ir. trance lawyers ar.fi the principal officers of the insurance companies are clamoring for his election, and It .1 a. fact that they aro producing: his campaign •inews. .VO LET-UP O.V INSURANCE. Jerome Nominators Upset Osborne' s Recent Statements. As if in absolute contradiction of James W. Ottwrne'a efforts to show that District Attorney Jerome in his campaign for re-election was re ceiving the aid of the insurance officials in con ■Mcrstion of 'letting them down." a circular v ill be sent to every registered voter to-day bearing the heading: Wanted— A District Attorney who will follow up the insurance embezzlers. The circular i? betas sent out by the Jerome MM aators. the body of men among whom Mr. * me found the various lawyers and counsel- Jo-- sC many prominent insurance men, gather- Ing therefrom the idea that Mr. Jerome was under the Influence of ihe insurance ring. It says, among other things: The citv if New-York and the business men of the cltv "stand before the world under a cloud, caused *bv the recent startup revelations of cor ruption and chicanery involving the reputations of men hitherto of the highest financial and pro- T ■ life insurance scandals, which have been dis eased through the legislative committee appointed bv Governor Higgins have startled the world by 3m methods used In the management of three of the greatest corporation? 'n existence. The greed fo: money: misapplication of trust funds and utter disregard of the rights and interests of policyhold ers have been exposed to the scorn and condemna tion of all reputable men. Those guilty BbonM b© brought to the bar of jus tice and the "vast fortunes many of them have ac cumulated should not shield them. They should receive justice, and no more clemency than is - shown the petty thieves and criminals who have pilfered dollars instead of fortunes. When all this is taken into consideration, with a w>:ik man. not to s;iy a corrupt or dishonest man. in the office of District Attorney the miscarriage of 3 Mtfoe is almost certain. District Attorney Jerome in his endeavors to br.ne to justice, not only petty criminals, but men ii hi^h walks of lifp. with great financial backing and political Influence, has not found his office a (bed Ol ruses. He has been handicapped and ham pen H in the discharge of his <iuty on all sides, and wh.n he has been able te- bring the offenders to :.<hment the cry of "persecution"' has been raided by those interested in shielding the guilty, .-intf minimizinc the work of the Prosecutor. L^t tht thinking voters of this city stand together and put iiuir shoulders to the wht-tl, and the re • • !:>n of Mr. Jerome tt:1I be certain, and the bosses will receive a rebuke they will profit by. The work of tlv> Mayor is done in the open, but guilty work |n the offic» of the District Attorney may lie done in secret, and hid ck-ar away in pigeon 1 tea. If our streets not well cleaned, or the e Department derelict in duty, public opinion Js quickly aroused and a remedy is f^und, but with e corrupt man in the office of District Attorney justice can miscarrv and there is no redress. Let the voters who carry life insurance policies, ond their wives v.ho have aided them in paying heavy prem'ums. remember how their earnings have been s<junrid<red and wasted, if not actually stolen, nnd let th<-m r'-n^mbT that with a man less fear • less and upripht in the office of District Attorney dM procpect* for punishment tf the guilty would r* v< ry reniotr. This fact should come right home • -ry voter. He has now the otiportunity to retaliate, and he should leave no stone unturned to accomplish tn«* final result of placing a man in the office of District Attorney who will bring these t'.iity men to the bar of justice. CHARGE OF M. (). LEAGUE. Murphy to Poll Thousands of Fraud Votes, 'Tis Said. A statement Essoed from the Municipal Owner shin Leagues headquarters last night stated that tfc<* league i'.a^ unearthed "a va. c t systrm of illegal registration for the purpose of securing an enor mous frauduk-.'.t vote on Election Day." The state ment by Max I". Ihmsen of the executive committee Ot '.he league goes on: The Murphy rin? is making preparations in po!!, II possible, thousands of fraudulent \ote«\ Enough evidence has be« :> • cured to justify the issuing of £fV«Tcil thousand warrants The gmit;:, of re . i)ca:<rs that arc held in reserve are known. \V.> »••:; • to malt'; many arrests. Charles F. Murphy's district Is as rotten as the 2d, 6th. Stb and loth. The Bronx has a number of oa«=es, and the Ist end 19th show a bad state of affairs. The league announce* that In Muiphy's district, the - c th. "most unblushing frauds have been un earthed. Several hundred fraudulent registrations hUM been discovered, and warrants will be issued, to be served on Election Day." It is declared that sixteen men have been regis tered from the New- Fork Dog Hospital, at *Cos. 202 i.ncl 204 East 19th-st. It is stated that affidavits - arc in the hands of the law committee to show that . there are thirty-nine names registered from Xos. b. 11 and 13 Pell-st. Of the entire number. It is declared, only twenty-three are entitled to vote, at ir-os*. Affidavits from the caretaker of the - 1 .. :.gs are offered in support of the < a ins. It Is charged that thirtv-two nier. have registered from a vacant lot at No*. tiOOVz and 610 East 16th »■• Many other cai-e< are mentioned, in various j::rt~ of the city, where, it is said, vacant lots have teen used, rniiiors have been registered and other xnt-ms used to defeat the honesty of tlte returns. BROTHERS EST\BU?HFI> KEABDf HALF A CENTURY DETTER get your *""^ Fall Suit now. and get tl-.c use of it. li you arc MUMMIUtrWiai the Brol:av. r Store it will pay you to get a: quairstei *in it. ine larg: assortment mriudes r;ara-.cnf! for pract caily tver>' virtanon ot tnc rig- ure. tmtv-j p^rlect ht to eacb f«trcn. Tlse cLoM attention £ivca to cut sad ttnisk in - Bro.aw Suit wii! wia your appreciation. Suits $16 to 543 (ißbwiiy stftticß gtOiif Doo f-_ a.STOR- I'LA.CE -/.Nil WKTH-A' r - ;-'> It Is further charged that scores of dead men have been register. -'1 from all over the East Mde, and affidavits are in possession of the law commit tee wliicr. will prevent any one from voting on their name*. In other cases persons who have moved from one address to another have been registered at their old addresses. Another class or men are those registered who live out of town. In New-Jersey in Pennsylvania, and even closer, on th-i outskirts of tho city itself. Nineteen bovs, whose ages average seventeen years, are. registered from Oliver and Water st 3. It Is also alleced that affidavits have been obtained by the law committee which show that one of Murphy's most trusted lieutenants has b<en active, not only in having illegal n.u.ies placed on the registry list but also In the handling o: the gangs of thugs who are engaged to do the repeating on Election Day. It Is said that by Election Day a sufli.-lent number of affidavits will have been se cured to bear out the charge that Murphy and his benchmen plan to cast, fifty thousand fraudulent votes for McClellan and his .issociates. t I IVINS TO rCLELLAN. Opinion on Public Questions Again Asked in Open Letter. i 1 William K. Ivins, the Republican candidate for Mayor, yesterday afternoon at his headquarters in the Hotel Breslin consulted with- his campaign managers and many friends who called to confer with him. Almost every man who called assured him that his prospects of being elected were grow ing brighter every day. A lithographed cartoon entitled "The Man or the Tiger?" which will be placed on the elevated and subway stations and in the streetcars was being sent out. Mr. Ivins yesterday issued another open letter j to Mayor McClellan. in which he again challenges . the Mayor to meet him on the platform and dis- , cuss the Issues of the campaign. Mr. Ivins's let ter follows: Hon. George B. McClellan. My Dear Sir: A fortnight ngo I addressed you a letter, to which I regret not having received a re ply. It would have afforded me the greatest pleas ure to meet you on a common platform and to dis- | 1 cuss the issues of the campaign, but your silenco j ; has been equivalent to a declination. 1 recognize 1 1 that you are entirely within your right In this ana ■ in declining to answer my several questions but i you on your part must also recognize that I am , equally In my right in repeating them. I 1 I think it would at this time be particularly grati fying to the great constituency of four millions or | people to which you appeal to know with precise 1 and unequivocal deflniteness whether you will re main for the full term if elected. Some of your ! platform declarations contain the- intimation, but , not the clear and unmistakable promise that, ir elected, vou will be as good as your contract. If • you mean to stick, why will you not say so frankly, over your own signature, and not merely from a platform, where your utterances are not necessarily 1 recorded with precision? In this connection, and In view of the probability of vour retirement, if elected, I am sure the voters of "greater New-York would be glad to know j whether Mr. McGowaii was your own selection for , the Presidency of the Board of Aldermen, and as • your possible successor, and if not why vou are 1 willing to run on the same ticket with him with . the possibility of his succeeding to your office de- I pendent entirely upon your own volition in the | event of your election. In one of your speeches you announce that it will not neces.-afily follow. In the event of your election, that you will "retain in office your present heads of departments. This has the true Delphic ring. Is it j asking too much to request that you tell the people frankly to whom you refer? If there be any one at the head of a department .to-day whom you wouid not retain after re-election, am I going too far in asking that you tell us why you retain him in ofhee now. PLEDGED TO INDEPENDENCE. I am pledged to absolute independence of all political leaders nnd all purely partisan considera tions. Will you make the same pledge. I have promised to consider no ono for official position ex cept men of commanding character and command ing abllitv. Will you do as much, and say to the public that you will make your appointments a«>?o lutely without reference to the will of Mr. Murpny or Mr. McCarren? In this connection I feel compelled to asu you whether vour appointments of Oakley. Cram, Tally, Featherscn, Best. Pallas, McCooey and Battery Dan" Finn were made because they were personal friends, associates and intimates, and because of your personal belief In their fitness, based upon per sonal knowledge of their character r.nd capacity, or whether they wero appointed, not as your own selection and as your representatives, but as the selection and representatives of Mr. Murphy and of Mr McCarren? Your answer to this question would be peculiarly valuable to the public at this juncture as indicative of what might be expected in the event of your re-election. One of your most ardent supporters among the press asserts that you have seen your past errors, ! and promises for you that you will not repeat them in the future. May I ask whether this Is correct or not, and, if so. what you regard as your errors and , I vhy you do not correct them now? Ono of the most prominent issues of the campaign is that of municipal ownership. I notice that whilo 1 you and your frit-nds are striving to attract votes by i boasting of what has been done In respect of the munleipalization of the Staten Island ferry and of electric lighting. In the hope of securing votes from those who believe in municipal ownership, you simultaneously hope to get votes from those who do . not believe in it by denouncir.fr its advocates. ■ Permit me, my dear sir, to restate my own posl- ' tion and to ask your most thorough criticism of it. : If you disagree with It. I should be pleased to : know wherein and to have you make it known to J the public. If you agree with it I hope you will have the courage to say so. MR. IVINS'S POSITION. I believe that great public franchises, the value of which is created by the community, should be reserved to the community and thus lessen taxa tion and permit a larger municipal development. ■, I believe that those franchises which hava been ' parted with should be lawfully reacqulred w.hen the community is rich enough to do so, with ab- , solute justice" to all men and to all legitimate . property interests, and that these franchises ; should thereafter bo. relet for short terms only. I believe that the lapsed and forfeitabie franchises , ought at once to be taken over and. in this con- j nection, I ask you. If you are al.»o of my opinion, j why steps have' not been taken by you to that end J during your present term? # I believe that the question of municipal operation ' of our subways and the surface railways is a purely academic one, inasmuch as it is impossible • that these franchises could be reacquired during the term of office for which we are both running, but whenever these franchises are reacquired, be , it sooner or later. I believe that municipal opera- j tion should be deferred until municipal government ' Is completely divorced from partisan politics anil . our Civii Service thoroughly reorganized and I strengthened. Voice are being sought for you on the grounds : that in respect of these propositions you. in some way. differ from me. and thai your adminlstiaUon j of the office would be a safer one thar mine. If you , differ, will vou kindly say so. and wherein? If you do not differ, will you then tell how, or ■whether your administration particularly, in view of your relations to .Tammany Hall, cculd begin to be as safe or as snne as mine. It has been repeatedly stated durin.c the present campaign In >onr behalf that i.ew works liavt? been Initiated and ihat there, has been an improvement in the administration of each of the departments. For the purposes of specification, will you not kindly Fay precisely what public improvement has been initiated by you and n> -what department there has been an administrative .mr>n vement. In li'.sing, rif.rrnit me to repeat what I said a fortnight afin. namely, that I Should be pleased to discuss these or any otiier Issues of the campaign with you at any time and pla<*e you may yourself select. 1 am. my dear sir, ve y truly vours;. WILLIAM M. IVINS. MEETINGS. i I REPUBLICAN. Mi. I vim will Bpeak in the Oranrt Theatre. Grand and Ohrystß' t-ts., to-niglit, with Senator Blsberg, Julius M. Mayer ani Walter M. Chandler, aft«-r whfefl. he will maku a tour of Qoema County, speaking in the Armory Build inu and othf-r places. Other m'«-tlngs will b<- held at the Yo-jdk Men's Itepub lican Club. No. 2,337 sd av<-. ; Mm Central Republican Club, I^ncx-a%e. and 127th-st.; th* Hamilton Hopubllcan Club, No. li4 West Ssth-«t.. av.il outdoor meetings In tho various Assembly districts. JEROME. Mr. Jerome will spralc at Sulzer's Harlem Kivcr Casino, 1 l£Bth-Et. and ikl-av.-. 1 HEARST. Mr. Hearst will speak at Clinton Hall. Orand and Uroome sts. ; th» L^nox Assembly Kiyiras, No. 2T.2 2d-ave. ; Terrace reun;, No. "o<> P.roadway: I»ro2r<-ss Assembly Itoomc No. 30 Avenue A. and JcrToreoa Ha'.l. No. IK) Co)umbla-«t. DEMOCRATIC. Maj-or McOllan w'll speak at the Real Kstatß Mpn's Mc'l^llan Club. No. '07 Jiroadway. Congressman Charles A. Towne, I. E. Rtd-r nnd others are booked to apeak In different iiarts of the city. Herman A. Metz, Saml Saadl. tha Syrian writer, and Jair.o« W. <>«borne will speak at the flrst rally of the American Syrian Democratic Assoclption, No. 123 At lantic- »vc. "Urooklyn. HITS TRUST COMPANIES. Mutt Not Take Deposits, Says Lu Folhttc's Attorney General. tß'y Tel««raph to The Tiit.un«.l M.-i'!i3on, Wia.. Oct. 29.— What la said to be a new phase of Governor I.»a Follettc-'a war on the corpora tions was begun yesterday when his Attorney Qen eral, L. D. 9turdovant, rendered a decision that trust companies cannot receive deposits and do a hanking: business. He says careful examinations of i the powers enumerated by th>i law and by It Riven to trust companies, does not disclose in express langiiafie the powr to receive money on deposits and pay interest therefor. It Is expressly provided that these articles of property, in.-ludiriß "money," are received upon de posit for keeping and storag*. It seems that this is the only way that money may be ilei>.,jii»<j with a trust congMUijr, that these are the enumerated pur poses. JfiSW-^lsK DAILY TRIBUNE. MONDAY. OCTQBEB 80. 1905. RAPS HEARST IN C. F. U. Candidate* Friendship for Labor Men Attacked by Delegate. The Central Federated Union got into a whirlwind of political debate yesterday, notwithstanding a rulo that it la not supposed to take any part in politics. The political whirling was started by a report of a committee appointed four weeks ago to see the. can didates for Mayor and ask each of them if in case he was elected ho would appoint a labor man. in stead of Commissioner Keating, as Commissioner of Licenses. In the debate William Randolph Hearst was denounced at on© time and eulogized at an other. The report, which was made by De Veaux, delc pate of the Actors Protective Union, said that the committee saw Mr. O'Brien, the private secretary of Mayor McClelian. twice before it could get a definite answer. '•He told us," said De Veaux, "that the Mayor realized that a labor man would be the most effi cient man for the position. He had no doubt, he Bald, If Mayor McClella^ was re-elected he would, after January 1. appoint; a labor man as Commis sioner of Licenses." The next one seen was Mr. Elsbersr. the repre sentative of Mr. Ivins. He also had not the slight est doubt that if Mr. Ivins was elected the flrst thing he would do would be to appoint a labor man as Commissioner of Licenses. Mr. Hearst, whom the committee had some difficulty in reaching, said, according to the report: 1 know the position I have have taken and who my friends are. I think organized labor knows its friends and that I am one of them. I don't want to be tied down to any promises, but if 1 am elected Mayor I shall stand by the people and live up to the principles 1 have always advocated. "Hooray:" shouted a delegate at the back of the hall, but the delegates so far showed little emotion. Charles Delaney. of the Granite Cutters' Union, wanted to know why the committee had not visited the Socialist candidate. "Are there only three candidates In the munici pal campaign he said. There was a commotion In another part of the hall, and Abrahams, a delegate of the Franklin Association of Pressmen, a Socialist, took the floor and attacked Mr. Hearst. „ , "I have been following this campaign, he said, "and you would think there was only ono honest man in all Greater New-York. That man I need not say is William Randolph Hearst, because doesn't ho tell us bo in hia own papers? He says he is the greatest friend of the workingmen; there fore it must be true. He has a whole chain of pa pers, and every one of them i'i rampant editorials says that Hearst is the Moses who is going to lead the workingmen to emancipation. "I want to tell you working men who believe in all ihis and that, you are liv.ng in a fool's parad.so. Don't be carried away by this Municipal Ownership busir.es.; When he is elected. If he <s elected, you wiil soo:i come down to earth again and lind out how much William Randolph Hearst will do for * The. speaker, continuing hia attack, said that Mr. Hearst was a man of many millions, and could pay for able men to boost him in his own papers. A big uproar then started and the remainder oi tha speaker's remarks were inaudible. Fitzgerald. Uelega.;e of the Letter Carriers union, then took up the cudgels for Mr. Hearst. •'If I did not speak a word for the friend of the letter carriers, William Randolph Hearst," he said, "I would be untrue to my union and myself. I never was a member of either the Republican party or of Tammany Hall, tut I will defend the friend of the letter carriers while I have my powers." The speaker was Interrupted by an argument be tween the chairman and James P. Archibald, of the Paper Hangers' Union. Archibald charged the chairman with stopping another man, who was de nouncing Mr. Hearst, and allowing Fitzgerald to talk about him. On the motion of a Tammany delegate. It was finally resolved that the committee should see Al gernon I>ee, the Socialist candidate for Mayor, as a matter of courtesy. MAY GAIN ASSEMBLYMEN. Republicans Expected to Carry Many Tammany Districts. One of the certain results of the present elec tion will be a gain of several Republican Assembly men in New-York County. Although nine Repub licans were elected on the crest of the Roosevelt wave of last yoar. it is practically certain now that three or four more districts will be carried for the Republican candidates this year. These will be In rock ribbed Tammany districts, where the uprising against Murphy and the union of the Municipal Ownership ami Republican tickets on candidates for the Assembly and Board of Alder men will combine to accomplish the Democratic defeat. Last year the popularity of Roosevelt among the Jews of the East Side resulted in the election of Republican Assemblymen in the Bth and 16th Assembly districts, bat this year, not only will these districts be held, but Republicans are practically certain of election In the sth, 10th, 12th, 23d. and possibly the 25th and 33d districts. Among the members whose re-election is practi cally certain are Assemblymen Prentice, Stanley, Young. Acnew and Beihilf. whose work In the last legislature was particularly notable, and gained them tho Citizens Union indorsement for re-elec tion. With them. Assemblymen Friedel and Hart mann are equally certain of re-election. Among these members of the last legislature, the services of Assemblyman Prentice were most valuable. He was one of the few New-York members to vote against the much criticised Mortgage Tax law. His refusal to speak for the Steinway tunnel "grab," which was urged on him by strong inter ests, insured the fate of this piece of vicious legis lation, which was exposed by The Tribune. To Assemblyman Stanley belongs the credit for having introduced in tho lower house the measure which, as a law, removed from the nands of the BoaTd of Aldermen their franchise "grafting" power and, by placing the right to grant franchises with the Board of Estimate and Apportionment, abol ished the old system of "hold up." No slnglo piece of legislation of the last session was more widely approved by the press and the public opinion of the city than this, and Mr. Stanley made the light for it in the Assembly. .Assemblyman Agnew's particular service in the last session was the in troduction of the bill, now a law, which provided for a State Water Commission. Much criticised as this biil was at the time, its compromise of tho quarrels of the upstate counties with the city over water made possible tho passage of the bill, advo cated by both ex-Mayor i-<>w and Mayer McClellan, Which provided for the extension of tne New-York City water system, plans lor which were approved last week. Assemblyman Beihilf by passing a bill providing fur a new elevated station in his own district, for which his constituents had been lighting for a num ber of years unsuccessfully, made certain his re election; but in addition his attitude on other im portant measures won lor him the Citizens Union Indorsement. Assemblyman Friedel introduced and passed a biil amending the Klection law in such fashion as to make possible tiie punishmenL of Tammany leaders who bought votes and made sure of the delivery of the purcboM by the use of car bon paper. Assemblyman lUirtmann, breaking th<- rules of caucus, Btood alone on the floor of the. Assembly in his protest against the First Mortgage Tax bill. To William Young, of the 21st Dis trict, the Citizens Union al&o awarded its indorse ment in •■ecognttlon of his record. The election of A. P. Nevin. the Republican candidate in the r>th Assembly District, la assur.-.j. Richard Van Cott, who was defeated in this dis trict by (ess than a hundred votes last year, was the first Republican to lose the district in many years. This year a bitter primary tight divided the Democratic party, and the defeat of tho present member, Leslie J. Tompkins. 13 believed to be cer tain, lu the 12th Assembly District, formerly strongly Tammany, but now almost suru to be carried by Hearst, the Republican candidate, Max Bckmann, was defeated last year by less than two hundtd votes. With the Hearst indorsement hi.s election this year is believed to be certain. The same is true in the case Of Samuel Hoffmann, in the 10th District. The present member, F. J. Etzel. is a Republican, and Hoffmann has the Municipal Owners-lnp Indorsement, Insuring the Repu; li. an re tention of this district. Not a r w political wise acres ur" prophesying that the Repub.ira.ns will make a dean sweep of ihe lower East Side, taking the 4th ai:d sth, as well as the Bth, 10th, 12th and i ltith. In the 23d, again, a Republican, James A. j Francis will without doubt succeed the present In- > eumbent. who had less than live hundred majority ' last year. The 2.:th will elect F. D. Wells to svu-- i cee<! the late Frederick E. Perham, who diet!. \ Finally, it is thought not Impossible that the Hearst ■ wave will make it possible for Georgu W. Corwin j to carry the ood. The olertion of J. Maybew Walnwright. whose constituency Includes the Annexed District In New- York, as well as the entire 2d Assembly District of Westcbester, Is also assumed to be certain. Mr. WainwriSht'S I- Tin of service lias been longer than that of any othi-r Republican member who will re ceive votes In N« w-xork County, and his record of service Is equally notable. In the last session he led a number of gallant Bffhtfl against vicious legis lation. H. prepared, in the closing days of the, Beu sion, u memorial Kent to Speaker Nixon, with the •signatures of fifty members, requesting that the notorious Niagara power grab be not reported from tho Kulfs Committee— a step which insured tl. de feat of the measure. He also kid the llsht in cau- CUS against the Mortgage Tax bill. The present indications all tend to show that tho New-York County representation In the nest legis lature will be not less than twelve, and possibly thliteen or fourteen, of the thlrty-flva Assemblymen — :i larger representation than has been sent in In a decade. Tho Importance of the Insurance legisla tion that Is to come IS a large factor in tho mlnda of the: voters in bringing about this change In the balance of powr, un,i a strong Republican repre sentation in th« next legislature will give N«-w- York '" -v a larger voice at Albany than It has erjoved for many years. CHESTER e>illingis &iSON6 SUCCESBORSTO RANDEL BAREMORE $. DILLINGS Individual Designs in Silverware, Diamonds. Precious Stones, and Pearls BILLINGS COURT AT 'St. CHURCH GREETS JEROME. He Speaks at Baptist Church of the Epiphany- Addressing a meeting at the Baptist Church of the Ephlphany, Madison-ave. and 04th-st. yesterday afternoon, District Attorney Jerome laid before his hearers the question, "Shall the people through ignorance continue to sell themselves into slavery to corrupt bosses As a link In his chain of argument he used his own appeal to the people for re-election, keep ing himself entirely secondary to the principle he was advocating. The meeting;, at which Mr Jerome sP<* e ; the request of the Rev. Dr. Madison C. Peteis and the Rev. Dr. Robert S. MacArthur. was about as little like a political meeting as a high mass Tho church was filled to overllowing. Ihe meeting opened with the Lord's prayer. It was ended also with prayer by Dr. ifacAnmzr that the people would receive Divine guidance in their efforts to release the city from political thralldom Nominally a men's meeting, it was made up of almost as many women as men, women who rose to their feet with their brothers when air. Jerome appeared and joined in the salute which greeted him, despite the request that there be no demonstration. Another feature was a free discussion by members of the audience of Mr. Jerome's views, with but 0110 dissenting voice, that of a social ist, who said that no matter how hard the Dis trict Attorney tried he could not remedy exist ing evils because his office would not give him power to strike at the root of the troubles'. Dr. Peters, in opening the meeting, said that there was a Scriptural passage better than any campaign document (I Samuel, xii. 3, 4, 5): Behold, here I am; witness against me before the I>ord and before ills anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it to you. And they paid: Thou bast not defrauded us, nor oppressed" us. neither hast thou taken aught of any man's hand. . And he said unto them: The Lord i? witness against you, and his anointed Is witness this- day, that ye have not found aught in my hand. And they answered; He is witness. Some people did not believe in mixing religion and politics, said Dr. Peters. He believed if the political ditch was dirty ihe clergymen should lead in cleaning it. In introducing Mr. Jerome. Dr. MacArthur said: I feel that in introducing Judge Jerome to this audience on Sunday, and in this consecrated place, I am doing :ny duty as a religious teacher. He is a man of remarkable capacity. He has discuarged all the duti* s of his high office with commendable devotion. He is courageous to the last degree, fearing neither man nor devil. In the loyal per formance of his official duties-, turning away with contempt from obedience to political bosses, he nas thrown himself upon the patriotism of his fellow citizens lor re-election. It is his fellow' citizens, rather than he and his associates, who are on trial. I do not say that all who oppose him are political "grafters" and bosses, but I do say that all po litical "grafters" and bosses are almost certain to oppose his re-election. The Church must be in politics when the cauie of civic justice, purity and righteousness is on trial It would be a thousand shames to the Church ir she remained silent in such a crisis as this in our great city. A PROFOUND MORAL QUESTION. Then Mr. Jerome spoke, calmly, but with much earnestness. Said he: On a day like this, in a house built for the pur pose that this is, there is too much reverence In my nature to be here were It not that I believe there is a profound moral ouestlon that affects every one of us, and this dear country of ours as well, because through the force of circumstances New-York has become the focus of our whole great people. They are watching to see whether here In a great city, full of thousands of all races and creeds, whether among them a principle, just a principle, not a party, not a candidate, but just a pour, naked principle, can take that hold on the hearts of men that they will do on November 7 what thousands and thousands all through this land outside of this city are hoping they will do. It Is because I feel that I am here in this sacred place and on this holy day to speak, not in my interests as a candidate. It matters little wiiat becomes of the one who carries the colors in battle, he is but a soldier, but it does matter to you. and it matters to me as a person whether those colors g'> forward, or whether those colors are pressed back It matters much in the heart that it will nut in me and in you and in people all through this land, whether or no a principle is to be crushed down; after it is made plain and clear, or whether atter it is made clear a principle is to triumph be cause it is a principle. 1 read in tho Sacred Book that the Greeks erected an altar to the unknown God. 1 sometimes think that we in these later days of subservience, that we in these later days. Where idealism has almost g:>ne out, would do well to erect an altar to th*> Impractical man, to the man who still has got some faith among us in principle. How we have all faltered; how we measure the re sults; how we think that we must see where we are coining out; how we do not look and Inquire whiit is right, and then go and do it! In politic.--, in business, or anywhere— but we are always look ing at the consequences. It seems to me if we do the work that lies at hand if we put our faith and our hope, and our trust In a principle, something based on the funda mental moralities of life, something that is sound and true and right, we need not bother our htads about calculating the results. ONE MORALITY FOR WHOLE WEEK. And now our life is certainly a whole, there is not one morality for Sunday and one lor the re maining six days of ihe week. There is not one morality for 364 days in a year ami another for Election Day. It seems to me that we all the time, in our hopelessness and our fear, overlook the great fundamental moralities that come into our public life. These teachings of Him whom we all humbly try to follow, these teachings of the sages and wise men through the ages, are they only for homo consumption? Now, I took an office— and pardon me if I dwell on my own case, because I know better than any body Vise, and I want 'o illustrate in my own per son as far as I may the principle to the support Of which 1 am trying to call all good peop.e-- 1 took an office at the hands of the people in 1901. Condi tions had become such that there was a moral stir and awakening in this communi.y, and while it was a fusion ticket, so called, tho votes were every thing as far as politics went. I took that office at the hands of the people, and as the time came when that orHce was expiring, I looked about me and said, "They were generous to me; they gave me a great trust that 1 have not fulfilled as per fently perhaps as others would, but that I have ful fllled a^ well as I knew how." 1 said, "In these circumstances, what can 1 do? I don't want to go into any more vulgar scramble for an office; I want to do a service." , , , I looked about me to see what service I could render. I had read that the voice of the people was the voice of God, and 1 believe to-day that the voice of the people is much nearer the voice of God than many cynics are willing to concede. I looked about, and I saw from history and from my own observation that tho great bulk of our people were good and honest and brave, and wantc.l to do good and honest and brave thin;;*; but I noted thai thry were not free, that while theoreti cally thev h;id their representatives In convention, that while theoretically they went to the primaries, that while in theory the candidates who wero to run for public oliiee were their selections— that, in reality, they were not their selections at all. and that what you and i wore given at our flections was a- -choice, not between people who ha 1 Deen selected by us. but we were given a choice be tween people who ha.l been selected by a DOM, by ttome one who was not responsible to the people. This sinister Influence has oome between the free convention of the people and then- public servant. With what result? With the result, and the only re buH that enn come from such circumstances, that the public servant all over the land no longer has felt Wms.-lf responsible to the people: he has come to fed that his political life, that his preferment. Is tuken at the hands of some one other than the l>eople. Th s' is what I saw ns I looked about, nnd I said "Here is D chance to render the service. 1 will have nonn of thK Tho office that was given to me pure and clean from the people 1 will return to tn-m that they may give It to another if they will: but I will not irn back and .isk their suffrages from those whe come between your will and your public servants." I h.nl seen .so much of It. My own work had taken me not Infrequently to Al bany. Tear after year -is I have been there I have seen the lowered moral torn-, irrespective of what the man's politics was. There was the base thought. the low plane. Patriotism? 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ARNHEIM Broadway & Ninth Street. him It is dirty bu&iness. and you tell **nH* dim- business because you realize that hib career is at an end unless he Is subservient to t he boss Now. when the nation comes to the condition that the young and the brave are advised to keep out of Its public service, that nation hus come to a serious condition, and when it is sought to break through and destroy such conditions, not, a ■ P°»" cal Issue Is raised, but a moral and patriotic issue of the highest Import. EARLY FIGHT REVIEWED. I was nothing. There were a thousand men that could have administered my office probablj as well as I have. There wero lots of honest men who would have administered it Just as honestly, but I wanted to come out and appeal to a principal. The> told me. "You have no organization. I said. Tho people shall be my organization." T .heysaid. *ou will have no money, and there are &>O.COO voters in *" Tsa^f years In this com munity, been believing in principle, been beliewng that principles are something to practise and not alone to preach? And wasn't this more important to me to know whether a principle is a real thing for active life or whether it Is something for home con sumption?" I said: "It is more Important for me to know this whether this people is tree whether it will put down a moral milestone to mark its progress." That is more Important than any future; that is more important than any office; and what I am trying to do is to set that moral milestone down that every one in this community may mark our P But C the moment I did this, did It alone, there came from all over this community, this commu- Itv which they said was so depraved and so de bauchedf cair.e from all over this community at once, sympathy, support and help. The people besan to stir, the people all came out-tnr_ what. For me? No I They came out for principle, and that fa why. I say. I 'am here to-day, preaching not on a campaign, but on morals. , , , Already it has proven, if nothing else, the might If a principle of a principle all alone, a pnnclplo of liberty that we hau heard tho changes rung on from our earliest childhood. and ,t proved It proved the force of a principle and it provert the people could be trusted and that when they saw a principle they would rise up and itaS uue Tf the public servant can go over the head of tha -boss" to the people in this "boss" ridden city It can be done in every city ami town and hamlet all through our land. And what does it mean, n means that others can and will do it. It nuans in the truest and highest sense that government of the people and for the people and by the people will come back. But this fa what we have reached flt nre«ent If the victory comes, as I sa> 1 believe it wfl!; o" " November 7. think all through our broad land the hope it will put Into the hearts of men. and °Vhe C young 7c P l"ow will see that no longer 1, , It necessary to advise him to keep out of the public service: and many and many a man will come for ward who could not stoop to a boss, ami sa> I will serve." because service simply means «... ap- Deal to the people and to them alone! This. It seems to me. fe low citizens, is tho moral of this campaign. It Is because in this thing there seems to l'e this principle that I am here to-day talking to vou And whatever may happen on the .th of November; I feel keenly, as I always hare^thasa words, of that great teacher of men in I Massa- Chusetts: "Come Into port greatly or sail the seas T3nie;Rev. Dr. Francis Clay Moran compared Mr Jerome's crusade to that of Peter the Her mit The Rev. Edwin Whittier Caswell. Gilbert Ray Hawes and many others spoke in support of Mr. Jerome's canvass. jr. F. M. S. ANNIVERSARY. Statistics Shoxv Encouraging Groicth — Sermon by Bishop Andracs. A membership of 217,000: rtroipts amounting to nearly $600,000; 275 missionaries spreading the Gos pel in India, Malaysia, the Philippines, China. Corea, Japan. Mexico. South America. Bulgaria. Italy, Switzerland. Germany, Norway and Africa, and twenty-six new missionaries sent Into the field — th.ese wsro among the. Impressive, facts which Mrs. C. S. Nutter, of St. Albans, Vt.. secretary pro tern., presented to the members of the Wom an's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodirt feplscor.al Church at the society's anniversary meeting in St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church last night. The year Just passed had been one of gre:»t progress and most enc lura.nring 1 results, as shown in this the thirty-sixth annual report, which gave an interesting resume of the work done In ••onnectiou with each of the society'* far rcachlne activities. Mrs. Nutter gave the follow ing statistics: Th« auxiliiiry socletien number 5.5W5. with 160.327 members- young people's organisations, 1 HB, with 41&71 members; Klim's Herald societies.. »53, with •>Vi;7Vi members; l.lttlo Light Bearer*. !> 07S. There ai> nv» conference .secretaries nn.l ,r_' district sec retaries besides oiHrrrs anil superintendents for every department of the work. A total <>f IHIOJB >5 was raised in the yeai ending October 1, WO. an HAVE YOU RECEIVED By Bret Harte BY ARTHUR I. KELLER fiARPET P.LEANSING. lll|lll In the World _ Every detail. THE THOsTj. STEWART CO. B'way & 46th St.. N. Y. Phono 376 — 31th. Erie Sc nth St3.. Jersey City. STORAGE WAREHOUSE AND MOVING VAXS. 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