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always pay. Vse them and see. Cost only i ceiita word. Wxtmxitji Readers of Tee*0cc Want Ads. usually seo what they want and save tlme and money. THE TIMES. FOPND^D 1S8?. THK DISPATCH, FOUNDED 1850. WHOLE NUMBER 16,651. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, OOTOBER 4,1904. PRICE TWO CENTS. 5UMMARY OF THE DAY'S hEWS The Weather. WASHINGTON, Oct. S.-Forecast for Tiit-Bday and Wcdnepd.iy: V.rg.nla? Knlr Tuesoay nnd Wednesday; llght no. th w/nds. North cnrolma?Falr Tuesdny, excopt probab.y Bhoweia along tno coast; vved ncsdny falr j llght to frean- njtthCuiit wlnd s. Richmond's weatl.e yesterday wai cloir and Increoelngly cool. ItANGB OF ThTJThERMOMETER. 9 A. M.53 12 M.W 8 P. M. .'. ?J C P. M.03 I) P. M.? 1? mldnlglit .w_ Average.Clo-tl Hlghest temperature yesterday.69 Lowest tonipernlnre ye.-uenlay.t>4 Me.in tcmpera.tnro yesterd ty.02 Normal toinperalure for October. Ol Dopnrturo from normnl temperature.. 01 1'i-cclpltiitlon durlng paat 2-1 hours.... 00 MIN1 ATUr1T~aLM A NAC. October 1, VJA. Sun ris*s. 0:0S | HIGH TIDE. Run ROti. f>:i? ) Mornlr.g. Moon rl?es....l2:3S f Evoning.12:20 Richmond. Mr. H. O. Ga'es eleeted a member of the Common Council to Rticcocrt the n o Phll Shoa by a vote of 17 to Mr A. D. Jnckson'B 13; throe members In tbe clty were nbsent and r.ottW not bo loc tod Kulchcr, well known ?porl'nsc mnn, s'ot down In hir-rootn by Burnett, a j.alnler; Fulcher makes statement that ti wonrn wan cnuBe of the troub'o: Injured m-n'n condition very soHoub, four b] llcts hav ng entered hls body-Many addltlon-'l en? tries recelved by tho HorRO Show An o clatlon yesterday-Mayor sonds hls llrst rnessngo to tbe Council relatlng to t o IsBU.'tnce of bonds to pay off Indebtedness nbout to bocomc due-Resolutlon ofler d ln tho Council doalgncd to enfor:o th'. Masurler ordlnnnce-Hecelvorsh p case r?f Pin?cngfr iH Power Company arjued Jn tho Unlted States Court; Juc"g> Wud '1111 reserves declslon untll. Saturday? "Wlsconsln man in Jall, having beco-no In volved In a land deal: arre^ed on a capins by the sherlff-Republican Con? vention ineets here to-day to nomlnato a candldato for Congress. MANCHESTER "? Negro drops dead,... at work-Fithor Waters to leave Sacred Hcart Church Sermon before Josoph E. Johnston Camp ?-Flned for dlaorderly conduct-Brlefs, Virginia. The Daughtors of . the ConfedTa'y of Princesg Anne contract for a mon-ment, the corner-stone of whlch wlll bo lald Octobor 19th?Glrl arres=ttd In -Roanole for traln wrocking-Capta'n Thomas S. 3>oylo, of Baslc City, wondore into .'? o ruouut.-i.ins In a state of demontla-?Tho Woman'g Foretgn M'lsslonary Soc ety 'f the Baltlmore Confcrenco meots In Stau ton-Newport Nows nhlpy.ird pays ut ever $50,000 for lu weokly pay ro.l. the heavlest In Its history-Turr.cr-A nby Camp. Confederato Veterans, of Wlnehes? ter, Joln the flfty-fourth Ponnsylv inla Rcgiment In thelr reunion at John?town, Fa.?Rov. S. C. Hatcher, of Potcrsb rg, Justfles tho archblshop of Canterbury In slumming?Though oripplled wlth b-'ek nhot,flred by tho glrl's fithor, Ellas N. Hardy elopos and marrlos tbo s.xte^n yenr-old daughter?-The Conven'lon of tbo Vlrglnla Sunniy-school As-oc'ation coovenes In Lynchburg-Mob in Catnp bell pull down tcnt of Adventist?- i d warn them to loavo county; grand J ry to Investlgate-Flro in Burkvllle burns quantlty'of boards and several 8 all houaet--?Tho Vlrglnla Chrlstlan Mlsslon; ary Society ln swslon in Lynchburg. North Carolina. Governor, .Audltor aind Secretary of Etnte out ln the campalgn, but tho T:cn urer ls too unwell to take part-North Carolina to raokc good lts olalm that It flred the first vo;iey ln the Con edora.o war?-Hoke Smlth addresces a i&rgo crowd at Charlotte and makes a llro fipeech?One of Mlsa Abbott's defonders Ulef) at Hlckory. General. Terrlflo carnagc reported at Port Ar- : thur. where. accord'ng to Russlan reports, 10,000 Japnnfcse were kllled ln a rcce.it as oault: small outpost fights consti.ute the ?um of tho actlvltlcs reporied from t. o vlclnlty of Mukden; the Japanese bloc't ade of Port Arthur la so eflectlve that General Stocasel has been unable to in form the War Offlce at SL Pe"er-b rg ot tbe situatlon thero; the report o t e n.rrival of the Russlan armored cru aor Bayan. of tho Port Arthur Bquadron, at Hanchau Bay, near Shanghai. hai no ofll clal conftirnation?In sneooh- welco nir.g mternatlonal Pcaco Confcrenco Secretary Hay, sponklng tor the a1m!nlstrnti->n, made several significant uttenncw. ex pressed bel of, tlin-t attentlo . of at! - s will bo called to project looking to pe co in the Far Eist-One tumod to death ln boarding-house nro ln Florida-Rice for tbe'Amerlcan Leaguo pennant closer then over; but one polnt now dlvldes New York nnd Boston; Matthewson eslnbllhhes new record?Great day at opening of Mor.ls \ Park races; several records bro"-e -? Record of dxatardly attempt to wrack blg new battleshlp Connectlcut?T-vo II cd liy mUl exnlo'lon ln Pennsylvania? WhHc man shot to death by regr os ln Geo'rgla-Man ln Geor^la kj'.ls o o al who nnnoyed lady-Balfo'r o.jens u lumn cajnpa'gn?Funeral of . o at r Hoar-Floor eollapees durlng layl g of corner-stone and many aro huri?Prc'- ' dent of inlnlng company and B^vtral othc-rs lose llves In Geor-'la ireilo I Both polltlcal partles wor''lng. li rd; Judge Parker kra,-'s close w t^h on situa? tlon; Hearst Is^ups nppeal; W.< rr-hv P o dlctti gront success In Now VirVj le er nf nccoptance of Brna'or Dav'S?Ba.k goes down wlth crew of fourteen. j WHITE MAN SHOT T0 DEATH BY NEGROES (By Aesoclated Prass.l HAMILTON. GA., October 3.?Loonldas Gny, a young whlto farnior, was shot to death yesierday by Ashford Jenlilns and Zan Mann, both colored. From the In? formation U soems Gay was followlng tlie negroos somo four nillos from town, rldlng rupltlly. Tho negroos cut ncross a cotton fleld- Gav b'MI rursued ihom and tliey'shot hlm, leavlng hls dead body In the floltl. Jenklns escaped, but Mann has br-.c-ii arrostod. The 26 nuvert ?e u uits .or iaip ptil> Jlshod ntoitny-. JJi.uji Ul.puo i on poau lu aroas lollo.yi; 4 Otfico, . 3 Pi'ofussiouai. 4 A. 'putf. 6 SuleBinon. 2 i)oinestic3. I Tratle, 6 Lulior. ?THIs not only Intnres/tu thofle out of worH. but tioa doHlrlng to Imiirovd tlicir poslttons as well. GATES WINS THE F1GHT WITJTEASE Is Chosen to Succeed the Late Phil Shea in the Council. THREE MtMBEfsS ARE LOOKED FOi IN VAIN 'Phone Messages to Their Homes Elicited the lnformation That They Had Left About 8 P. M., and No One Knew Where They Were. The Counell last nlght. by a, voto of 17 to 13, eloctcd Mr. ' H. O. Gates to tho vacant seat In tho body from Jefterson Ward occaaloncd hy the death of the late Phil Shoa, over Mr. A. D. Jackson. Thorc wero four of the ihlrty-four mem? bers absont. Ono waa Mr. Splcer. who la In St. Louls. The others wore Messrs. T. B. Williams. of Jefferaori; West of Marttson, and Stcln, Henry. all countod aa Jackson men. Had'they been present the vote would have been very close, though as Mr. Garbor cha.ngt.-ci from Flournoy to Gntes, tho rosult would not have been dlftcront, even had the three absetitec? volod for Jackson. Every eltort wns made to reach the abeentecs, but without avall. It was i?ald that both Messrs. Steln and Williams hadi left thelr homes at 8 o'clock. but nelther thoy nor Mr. West could ,bo reached, elther by 'phone or messago. Made Quick Work. When the roll call was reached Mr. Wlltshlre called up the vncancy from hls ward, owlng to the denth of Mr. Phil Shea, and ho named Mr. H. O. Gatos for the seat. Mr. Jullus A. Hobson named Mr. A. t>. Jackson, a.nd said he regrettcd that tho hot flght had ar'son. , He prateed Mr. jackson, and sa'd he would make an admlrable councilman. Mr. Huber yeconded Mr. Gatcs's noml nntlon ln a brlef speech and Mr. Gar ber nomlnated Mr. A. H. Flournoy, whora he said was endorsed by the Jefterson Ward Munlclpal Club. Mr, Lynch scconded the nomlnatlon of Mr. Jackson. He said tf a majority of the delogatlon had selected a man ln tho flrst Itiftance, th"re wnuM hnve'beeh no flsrht. H> regretted It. but he had deslred hftrmonlous actlon. whlch he found coUld not 'be*Becured. , He.was present to stand by hla guns. Mr. Cannon made a brlef speech for Mr. Jackson. He hnd gone to hlm for harmony's sake, and he stlll hoped thero would be hormony. Mr. Pollock seconded Mr. Jackson's nomlnatlon and he stated his posltlon as a matter of porsornnl prlvllege. / Ho said befce Mr. Shea'a d"ath he hud been appronched and asked to support Mr. Gites. He agreed and thoutrht thore ?would be no flght, Later there was great bltterness whlch threntoned fnc- , tlons In the Council. Ho consldered that ho owed more to hls peopl- and tho course of harmony thnn to nny one man. He asked to be rclens-d that he might go to a thlrd man. He thought Mr. Lynch had be-n bpdly treated becnuse ho had iiot been consid-red or consulted wlth re- i gard to a vacnncy In hls own ward. Tho spenker said he had attempted to get the factions tog-ther. Mr. Lynch had reud!ly agreed to drop Mr. Kelly If Mr. G"tes should be dropped. Mr. MIlls had declined afier long porsuaslon to wlthdraw Mr. Gates a"d the m-mber then ! went to n thlrd man p>fter due eonsldpra- ' tlon. There was no other proper course. He wroto Mr. Gates asking to be re leased. Thls request wns not agreed to. Mr. Pollock said If th"y. were present they would'be for Jackson..' Mr. MI1I3 offered n resolutlon whlch was npopted provldlng for dronplng tho lowest candldite after the flrst bahot n<i(] a vote was taken whlch resultod ns follorws: For Gafs?M"s?rs. Batkins. Bottom. Ellott, Fera-naabri, Cl?r-n, Grlggs. Grlmcs. Huber, MHIb, Mlner. Morton. Pollard. Sp'ticc. Umlauf, Wlltshlre and R, L, Po tnr*?16. For Jncks- n ?Merara. C"nnon. Corley, Cu-tl?. Dlckorson. Do'->le-<vy. urlm-n 11. Hnhson. Len. Lynch M-isurler, Pollock, We'l nr-d 1 ewl= C. W*:il-ms?13. For Flo-rnoy?. II Girber?1. Mr. G-rber chnnged hls vote from Fl'cMVtiby to Gntes and on motlnn of Mr. Lynoh, tho election of Mr. Gites was mad? unanimous amld much applauso. SLEW OFFICIAL ? ?' WHO ANNOYED LADY Brother of Dead Man Refuses to Ask for Indictmcnt of Murderer. CH>- Assoclated , Press.) DUBLIN, GA? Ootober 3.?J. E. Hath away, suporlntoiidont of the county chaln gang, was shot and kllled thls mornlng by Earl Camp, a promlnent young lawyor. Comp's story of tho aftalr is that Hatli-. away was Intoxlcated and attompted lo prevenl a lady passing hlm on tlio streot. The lady crled for help. Camp was rldlng by on a blcycle and went to her ald. Thla angerod Ha tha way, who atruok Camp and knocked hlm down, Whlle on h|8 kneoa, Camp says, ho pulled hls' platol and flred flvo times, Each hiiUet wonl throueh Hathaway'a body, and ho was ltllled almost instantly. Camp Iramedlately sur rondored lo tho pollce.- Sblomon Hath away. bro her of tho dead man la aald to have doclinod ' to ask for an Indlct msnt agalnst Camp, "You ean fool all tha people some of the tlme and aome of the peopla all the tlmej but you can't fool all the peo? ple all the tlme." FULCHER IS SHOT DOWN Desperate Fight in a Down Town Bar-Room Over a Woman. BURNETT .UNDER ARREST After Shooting- He at Once Gave Himself Up to the Police. "Never mlnd the doctbr; I want to die,! said Henrj' L. Fulcher, as he slaggercd acalribt the bar In "Pleasant Valley Ii-n," yesterday wlth three .32-calibre but lets ln his body. He had Just been shot. after a strugglo,' by Edward Burnett, a young painter. lm medlately after the shooting, Burneit ran across tho street to the Flrst Pollce Station. Ho met Sergeant Werner run? ning down the steps, and surrendered himself. In tho meantlma, thoro was some cont motlon In the bar-room. Fulcher. who bad taken tlie revolver from Burnett, after he had been shot, was angry with the barkeeper, who had advised him to go to the station house and have a doc tor called. Just as Fulcher made the rornark re ferred to above, Sergeant Werner came ln to look after hlm after naving placcd Burnett under arrest. "Don't do anythlng wlth that boy," said Fulcher, referrlng to Burnett, "111 t'ix hlm myself." He stralghtened up, buttoned'his co.it, and walked over to the station. The ambulance was quickly summoned. Dr. Leonnrd saw at once that tlie man was ln a serlous conditlon and carrled hlm to the hospltal, where he was attended by Drs. Parker nnd MeLea.-i. What ]cd up to the shooting is conjec tlve. Woman in the Case. Fulcher nlleged that there had te? n lndifcretlons between a member of his famlly and young Burneit. Thls hu6 on gondcred bltter fdellngs for about two years. About tho beglnnlng of that tlme Fulcher and one of Burnett's brothcrs, (Continued on Tenth Page.) BURIED UitDIR TOMS OF EARTH President of Mining Company and Several Qthers Killed in Georgia. (By Assoclated Press.) CARTER8V1DL1S, GA? October 3.~By the falllng of earth and ore, cstlmated at 1,000 tons In welght, four men lost tholr lives near here to-day, Two others arp scrlously Injured and are expected to dls; The dead: R, P. MORGAN, prcsldent nnd manager of the Morgan Mlning Company, of Car tersvllle. JAMES HARRIS, Jr? white, Cartors vllle. ROBERT BOYTON. negro, Cartors vllle. ? UNKNOWN NEGRO, InJurod; Wright Mlller, Carternvtlle, Al. Buford, Cartersvlllo. Mr. Morgan la wel| known here and ip Boston and New York. G, M- Morgan, of Boston, la hla brother j Ralph Bftrber, of Boston, la'hls nephew, and Mrs. L. A Frallck, of New York, la hls alstor. I FOR PEAGE IN FAR EAST Hay Expresses Belief That At? tention of Nations Will be Called to Matter. SPOKE FOR ADfrilNISTRATION Wclcomccl International Con? gress and Made Several Sig? nificant Utteranccs. (By Assoclated Press.) BOSTON, MASS., October 3.?Secretary of State John Hay, repreFenting the Unlted States of- Amerlca, spolte tno word of welcome thls afternoon to tho-dele? gates to the International Peace Con , gross, who assembled hore for the flrst . formal meeting of tbe thlrteonth, annual I convention. Secretary I-Iay promised. the ndminls , trallon's support, so far as practlcablo. i to the principle of the arbltration of such qucstions as may not bo settlcd, through dlplomatlc negotlatlons, and expressed j confldenco that ln no dlstant day the at j tentlon of the nations might be brought to a projeot looklng toward tho roturn ot peace ln the far East | Speech of Hay. Mayor Colllns sald that no word of hls was necessary to welcome peace dele? gates to Boston, for Boston was the home of peace. He sald if he were to paraphrase a Bible text to, sun the oc cnKlon It would le thisi ( ''Blessed nre tho' peace-makers, for they shall see God; damned be the war makors, for they shall cee the devll." Tho B'shop of Hereford and othcr3 ninde addrerses. Tho "ddross of Mi. Hfiy '"?? 'n part ns follows: "l estecti lt a 7roit honor n.'d prlvtleire to ho a'lowed to ext-n't to you tlie weW^o f tlie govrnment nnd the people ot the i'n'te'1 S'ates of Amerlcn on thla monmrh'c ord ausplclnue o^c^slor. N'o tlme eoulfl be niT' flt'lng for thlB satherlntr nt a porllfime*-1 f pearo than to-rtav, w^sn at tho oth?r end of the world the thun'lcr of a destriictlvn ard sansulniry war la dcafcnlng tho natl ne, (Contlnued on Flfth Pagt.) SAY GUOEV WAS NOT THE DaIVER Sheriff Who Made Arrest ,Was Was Being Given Ride for Accommodation, 03y Assoclated Press.) LENOX. MAHS.. Octobor 3,-J. B. Scher ! morhoni, of Now York, declared to-day thnt hls son Amos Bchormohorn, wns thn drlver of Brlt'sh Secretary Hugh Gur- I j noy's nutomobllo, on Soptoniber l!6, whon ! I Mr. Gurnoy waa charged witti vlolatlng > i'tlie bkockoridge speed ordlnanco, Mr. i ! Bchoimorhorji also sjIu thut Shorlft No-1 bio, vvlio made tho arrout, was bomg givon a r.dum tho much no, as an uu coiuodation, wh<m ha appr.eed tlie auto niolu.ibtH ihai iliey weiu excoud.ug the speed liinlt. . ' ? Experiments Caused Death, (By Asssulatod Press.) ORANGE. -N. J., OctoVoi" 3.?Claroi ca M. Dally Is dead at hls houm In East Orange ftom tnV effecta of s cuncerousgrowth result ing from Jons contlnued pemintenco ln exi or linentlnc wlth X-ray apparutua In the ex pcrlmcntli g department of the Edlsou io.bor.i-. wry at ^Vest Orange, EXPOSEOF GRAFT GAME St. Louis Boodler Makes Writ ten Confession of His Sins. HOW TrlEr"COMBINE'f WORKED Man Teils of Attempts to Intim idate Folk With Threats of Assassination. (By Assoclated Press.) ST. LOUIS, MO.. Oct.'3.?In a wrltten confession to-day, Charlcs F. Kelly. speak. er of tho House of Dolegate3, during a period ln the llfe of the boodle comblne, relates to story of t'.tit comblne. He declares that a promlnent local polltl clan promlsed hlms-lf and others impll cat'ed that the next clrcult attorney would be "all rlght," and gave cssurances that if they would remaln firm he would se cure for them elth'r contlnuances untll Uie new circult attorney took oitico or pardons afterward. Itelly declares he refused thls offai and that h- makes thls confession to "snt lsfy the pangs of an accuslng conscienco, to obey the requests of hls wlfe, and to do what he can to make atonement to tho public and prevent oth"r young mon from followlng the path whlch be de? clares has led hlm to ruln." Long Reign of Graft. In hls confession Kelly detalls the 6tory of the clty lightlug, deal, fo'r which ho says a boodle fvnd of J47,r>00 was dlvlded between -the nlneteen members of the comblne at Julius Lehmann's birthday party. Kelly says: .' "I know from my own knowlrdge and from th- statement mnde to me by. those on tho Inslde thnt bribery hns been go lng on Ip the munlclpal assembly of St. Louls for tho paat twenty-flvc years. Hnrdly n blll passed that body In tho last riuarter of n century uhl ss lt wns paid for. We dld ? not fear expostire nnd piin Ishment, for tho reason thnt we belleved that 110 one would dnre to do lt. In cnB of nttack, we knew most of the pollticlnns nnd many of tho large flnanciers of St. Louls would bo w|th us. A former prose. (Continued on Second Pnge.) M. PAVNE NOW BAKELY ALIVE All Hope Has Been Abandoned. End May Come at Any Moment. (By Assoclated Press.) WASHINUTOiN, JJ. C, uctobor 3.?At 2:20 A. M. Mr, Payne'a physleiaiiH an iiounced that a stlniulniu admlnlstorod at mldnight had begun 10 show Its inl'lu onco, and that tho putlont might survlvo tho nlght, WASHINGTON, D. C, Octobor t.-Post master-Genoral Payno to-nl?s'nt Is weaker than at any prevloua stnge of hls ill ness, Bavo durlng tho worst of hls sink Ing spolls and his death, lt ih said, m.iy ocour at any moment. Tho most power ful stlmulants In grehter dosos than evor wero udmlnlatercd nt (requent intervats during tho day. Hls pulso ut tlmos to duy has been bnrely percoptlble, Mr, Payne la unoonsolous most of tho linie. ? Prosldont and Mrs. Raosevolt calltd durlng tho evenlng und ronmlnad. at tho Payno apartnients for a half hour. THOUSANDS MOWEDDOWN IN ASSAULT Terrifn., Carnage Follows Attempt of Japanese To Crush Fortress. STOESStL OIVES PUBLIC THANKS In One Instance But Twelve Yellow Men Out of Four Thousand Escaped?The Progress of the War in the North. (By Aasoclated Press.) CHE FOO, Octobor 3?2:30 P. M.?An oiflclal roport from Genoral 3toossel, dated September 23d, reached Cho Foo to-day,. conftrmlng a prevlous repott of the rt pulse of the Japaneso attack on Port Arthur, which began Septombtr 19th, and ended September 22d. The ttghtlng waa of an extremely nevore character. The Japanese having retired, General Stoco sel issued the followlng proclamatton: "Glory! Thanks to God! Glory to our. herolc garrison! Glory to Illnmnn. Sychaff and . Poggorsky?heroea all. Thanks,to our vallant volunteera wno routed the enemy from the troniiies, de stroying thom. God has permltted us tc repulse the enemy. Praiae to God. ' The volunteer3 referred to by Gen cial Stoessel in the proclamation wete mnde up of regulars called upon to take. a hlgh hlll whlch had been captured by the Japanese. Fought Four Days; Many Killed. From seml-offlclal sources it Ib learnud that tho attack began on tho 13th along the whole llne and . lasted four days, varlous posltlons changing hands muny times. The hlgh hlll mentionefl. was a very lmportant posltlon to the Kusslans. The , Japanese attacked repeatediy, . day . and !'nlght, flnally occupying tho posltlon on tho nlght of September'., 22d, - after suf-, i ferlng very severo losses. The attempt j to retake thls hlll'belng extremely hazard ' ous, General Stoessel. refused .to issue J-'Ute order, but called for volunteprs. lEvorybody called upon rosponded; where ' upon a. rcqiitsite number of men were selocted, -Lieutenant- Poggorskj-and" Cap . taln Sychaff leading them. Soldlers'and ! offlcers allke carrled grenades tcxploslve 1 shells welghlng from two to slx pcunds, i whlch are thrown by hand), and wlth ! these they attacked tho Japanese tern j porary fbrtlfications and drovo the lat ter from. all of thelr posltlons. Several mlnes were; cxploded durlng the general ,battle, causlng severe- losses. - The Rus Plans calculato that the total losses of tho Japanese for tho four days' fight Ing reach "twonty thousand i men. """'Terrific Struggie. A prlvato"' lettor. recelved here to-day from Por? Arthur, dsted September 23d, glves furthor detalls of the f.Bhting from September lBih'to September 22d. The at? tack began with a heavy bombardment directed against nearly all. the Russlan outpoats apd. many of the maJn forls. Tho shelllng of. tho rodoubts protectlng the water supply works of Fort Arthur was tremendous. Nlghtfall September 14th found tho wdter works redounts reduccd to more beapa of debris. The garrlsoni, of the rodoubts thereupon rctrcatod safe? ly to tlie maln fortiflcatlons under the covor of darkness. At 4 o'clock the same anornoon the Japanese assault on Hlgh Hlll began. The Japanese p.lan of attack nevor varlod. Flrst a bombnrdmont and then an as? sault and when repulsed a bombardment agaln and then another assault, 'Iho de?perato dotermlnntlon of the Japanese to capturo this posltlon amounted to fnnatlclsm. thelr efforts never- ceaslng durlng four days. One bnttallon of Jap? anese, having rotreated Into a valloy, were expoaod to tho Russlan shrapncl nnd flro. nnd woro almost annihllated. Kvontually tho Japaneso succeeded In placlng one flold gun and two machlno guns ln .posltlon bohlnd hastlly mado bnrrlers. Thelr tenure of tho posltlon, owlng to tho flre from tho inner forts, wns very lnsecure, and when Lieutenant Poggorsky und the volunteera charged the tldo turned against them. One bnt? tallon, composod of the remnants of the two companles was annlhlllated ln. the trenchOB, whlch thoy refused to desei t. (Contlnuod on Second Page.) TWO KILLED BY MiLL EXPLOSION Fourth Time Within Last Four Years That Place Has Blown Up. (By Assoclated Press.) SCRANTON, PA? Octobor 3.-By an oxploslon ln the Dupont do Nomours Powdor Company's plaait, near Peekville, to-dny, two mon met instant death. They were: RICIIARD HASSKY, of Jessup. WALTER ALLSWORTH. ot OJyphiant. The report of Ihe ?cplo$tori wns pluui i ly heard ln Olyphianrand peekvillo. Tho I roof und sldes of the buildlng were^ blown 1 away und the" mill took flre. The em ployors of the other mllls nearby weto soon on hund wlth flre - apparatus and hnd tho flames under control iu a short tlmo. The bocles of tho unfoitunate men ' wero foun.l among the ruins lu a hor rlbly mnngled and burned condition.. This i ls tho flfth tlmo theso mllls nyvo blown , up ln a perlod of twenty ywinr and four I tlmes wlthln tho last four years, always wlth fatal reuults. MAY HOLD BALANCE OF_POWER Situation in Badger State One of National Im portance. MURPHY PREDICTS NEW YOKK VICTORY District Conventions Held Yes? terday and Hearst, Cockran, Towne and Others Are Nominated?Hearst's Strong Appeal for Unity. (Speclal to The Tltnes-Dlspatoh.) NEW YORK, Octobor 3.?Thoso who have complained of tho lack of actlvlty In the prosldentlal campaign. wlll have llttle causo for fn.nlt-fIndlng from now u-ntu election day.- Both partles are puttlng forth every ef fort and the flght, cspeclnlly In New York and Wlsconsln-, ls becoming decldedly warm. In the-latter Stato the struggle ts more Interesting, because of the fact that it ls conceded by the loadera of both par Ucs that Wlsconsln may hold the balanca of power ln the eloctoral colitge. That contlngoncy Is at thls moment before tho eyes of the Republlcan national lead ers. Judged by the result of the elec? tion In Malne and the development of tho campaign ln other States, lt ls a poa slbillty. The debatable States wlll not all voto for Presldent Roosevelt, .and lt is flgured by tlie party managers that the vote of- the Baager State may be the deciding factor and there are grave, fcars of &t repetltlon of the Hayes-TIlden controvers'y. lt is enough to suggest that tho situation ln Wlsconsln to-day polnts tc the castlng of lts elecloral vote for Judge Parker, and that thls situation con only.be changed so far as present In dicatlons show,. by. judlclal annulment of the;statutory law ln the Spooner-LaFolr . ette case,: or hy the action of a Repub? llcan offlclal who may, prcsumlng upon tho Supromo Court's posalble lack of Jurlsdlctioh, beWcourt'sinlo-himaelf. ln elthor event, Democrats ;t)f,'experience ln ?Republlcan election lltlgat'lbn-can see pos slbllltle'3 of troublo for Judge Parker If.' Wlsconsln holds the balanco ot power and casts lts electorat voto for him. Murphy's Prediction. In New York the Democrats are on thuslastic In apeaklng of; tne tlcket's chances. , "Judge Parker wlll carry.this State by 70,000," said Tammany Leader Mur-. phy to-day. "That means that -.' Judgo. Ilcrrlck wlll carr'y lt by 150,000.or moro. Hlgglns wlll run behlnd hls.tlcket enough to make that difference." Tho Tammany chlef's prediction wa? promptod by the Republican clalm that New York would give tho . Democratlo ticket no moro than 70,000 majority, which would, of course, mean defeat Ui tne State. "How Is Judge Herrlok running InMan hattan?" Mr. Murphy was asked. "He is running so fast that the Repub? licans will never catch hlm," was the prompt reply. This predlotion from so conservatrve a leader as Mr. Murphy created no end of dlscussion among the polltlcians at tho Hoffman House to-nlght NnMonal Chairman Taggart denled em phatlcally to-day that ho waa In any way concorned in the independent nomlnatlon of Georgo L. Knox, a negro, for Congress, |h tho dlstrict that embraces Indlanapolls, ? of whlch Mr. Taggart Is tho leader. Ho said 05 per cent, of tho nogroes in In? diana wero Republicans, nnd thnt they had a rlght'to nojnlnato an Indopendont candldate If they aro dlssatlsfled with the Republlcan nomlnee.' Hearsfs Appeal. Wllllam R. 'Hearst has come out with' a strong appoal to Democrats to forgetV all potty quarrels, and support the na. tlonul tlckot. whlch is more llkely to sorvo the best Interests of tho natlon than that put up by the Republicans. Mr. Hearst says In hls letter addressed to the National Assoclation of Democratlo Clubs: "I call upon all members of tho clubs to begln earnest campaign work-lmmedlate ly, to reorganlzo wliero reorganlzation Is nrcessary and especlally to rospond prnrmptly and onergetlcally to every sug gestlon that may come from tho national management of the Democratlc party. "I have offored my servlo-s and those of my newspapers to the managers of the Democracy and ln so far as I havo ft-lt Justlfled as your Presldent ls so dcring, l have off red the much grenter Influenco of tho National Assoclation of Democratlo Clubs, pledglng tho honest co-oporation of all the members to further efforrt on tho llnos of that genulno D.-mocracy in whlch a majority pf tho Amerlcan peo? ple bellevo." DISTRICT CONVENTIONS IN NEW YORK YESTERDAY (Bv Assoclnted Press.) NEW YORK. /Oct. a.?Congrestslgnnl dlstrict conventions wore held hy th ? Democrats In varlous dlstrict* of Nmv York nnd Brooklyn'to-nlght. Thone uotn Inated Inoluded Wllllam Sulzer. WlhiBh) Randolph Hearst, W. Bourka Cockran, Charles A, Towne. In tho Twelfth Dlstrict. Congr ssnuvn Cockran made an address, ln whloh he told of the prlnolpies tho Democrats wore flghtlng for and soverely critlolzed tho R-puMleans, saylng among other thlngn, that tho party now ln power ln the na-, tlon ls respnnslhle for lynehlng in the South. He continued: "Slnce the death of Uncolh, no Re? publlcan Prcsldent and no Republlcan statesman has tven. ablo to aecure any? thlng like the popular regard whloh >wa8 enjoyed up to hls death" by Samuel J. PRIZE WINNERS IN LAST MONTH'S WOGGLE BUG C0NT?iT5 WILL BE GIVEN TO-MORRQW