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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

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