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FERGUSCOUNTY ARGUS, DECEMBER 21, 1904.
JapaneseMake Another Desperate But^Successful Attack on Port Arthur^Defenses.
WARSHIPSGO TO MEET RUSSIANS
DispatchesFrom General Stoessel In^^dicate That Garrison Can Hold^Out Yet a While.
Tokio,Dec. 19.^The Japanese fired^an Immense mine under portions of the^north fort of Kast Keekwan mountain^at 2 o'clock reetaria] t Sunday after^^noon). The Infantry immediately ;it^teiwaid (lunged and occupied tlMfoil^with a heavy charge.
Itis reported that the Japanese^seized a strong position ahout a thous^^and yards east of 2^i:S-Mctre hill, prep^^aratory to assaulting the new town^and pushing between l.iao Ti niuun-^tain and the Russian headquarters at^I'ort Arthur. The Hunting BgaSBBt^Sungshu mountain continues,
Goingto Meet Him.
London.Dee. 19. A report from^Che |m^o that a portion of the Jap^^anese Heel has left Singaponr. and^that a nutnher of Japanoes merchant-^nu n have been lightly armed to main^^tain the blocade of Port Arthur, is^published today in tin' Che Koo dis^^patch to the Daily Telegraph.
theJapanese after losing AVer 22,immi^MB captured Metre hill and were^able from that |^ositlon to shell the^s(liiadron in Ihe I'ort Arthur road^^stead. There tin- official account^ends, but It Ik explained that the Jap^auese do not occupy the top of the^hill, which is Htill exposed to Ihe^deadly lire from very heavy guns from^behind tile crest of the hill, but that^tiiis tire Is efficiently directed is shown^by ihe damage suffered by the Kus^^sian squadron. The Japanese are^^ rediied with using 11-inch and D^-^inch mortars ami howitzers. The^effect of these must be most dcanly^when turned u|^on Ihe neighboring
Thepublic reception of General^Sloessel's dispatches as a whole is^not bad. Kvery voice is load in praise^of General Sloessel's defense of I'ort^Arthur while Hie authorities assert^that the main line of foils has not^vet been broken. The Japanese so^far have used every device of engin-^tering skill in making approaches,^but wilh enormous sacrifices have^been able lo lake only the outer line
Itis declared thai the garrison prob^^ably will be able lo hold out a con^^siderable time yet. A matter of much^speculation is why the order lo lake^out and sink ihe squadron in deep^ua'c-r ^as not carried out. The only^explanation is that the crews and^gun.^ were drafted ashore and that at^ihe last moment it was impossible^lo move ihe ship under Ihe heavy^Japanese lire.
Tokio.Dee. IK. 11 a. in ^ The bat^^tleship Sevastopol has been MCOSSS^fully torpedoed ten UBSSe. Advices^from I'ort Arthur say thai she is^aground anil is evdenily completely^disabled.
St.Petersburg. Dec. 1S.^General^Sloessel's latest dispatcnes from Coil^Arthur were published today, but as^given out do not carry the story of^tlM' gtrrison's stubborn defense be^^yond December lo, thus leaving a gap^of at ieast live d-ivs between Iheul'^ficial word of the military commander^^md the unofficial story of ^ oinmand^er Mizzencoff. which was given on i^HI Che Koo. It is not pretended thai^the dispatches are published in lull.^The dispatches have been in the hands^of Ihe Kin pen ii Nicholas three days,^hut their contents were known to lew^In sides his maje-.l v and his personal^aides. Prince Orloff and Count Hcy-^den, who deciphered the dispatcher
Thestorv of the operation*! as fai^^ns It has been given out. is llllensely^interesting, and shows thai there has^been an almost uninierriipieil assaint^ol the most eeSfM rate ^ammeter trom^Norember SO to December 10, when
Conditionsat Port Arthur.
(in- Koo. Dec. 17.^ Command* r Miz-^z^ neoiT. who was executive officer oi'^ihe Kussian battleship Poltava, until^thai v^ ssel was disarmed, and who on^December l.'.th headed the party of^seven Kussians who left Port Arthur^in a sol boat and arrived here yes-^lerda;. with dispatches, said to the As-^sociated Press correspondent tonight,^in an inii rview. thai Port Arthur is a^desolate and, excepting ihe tiring of^guns, a silent place.
TheKussians.'- lie said, ^are hus^^banding their an i I ler^ ammunition.
Bringonly when the effect will be r- t^lain. Tle re are HI,nun men in the^line of foils BSMl their periods of resi^ate fi w. All the generals except ^;( i.^era! Stoesse I live in I lie forts.
^Kverybuilding in the whole town^is more or less injured. General Sto^essel has put the entire population on^regular rations sufficient to last three^mouths.
Theammunition Is sufficient to^last much longer. I believe the Ja^^panese will never lake the fortress^under present conditions.
PortArthur never looked more sep^^ulchral IBM on the night ol' December^!i. when Ihe Japanese shells repeated^^ly hit a hospital, killing seven of the^oceupaata, Other patients who were^not helpless, fearing for their lives,^lied into the snow-covered streets.
Clothedin their while hospital^Sarbs, maimed, crippled and pallid,^ihey made a ghosilv show, and il was^some time before ihe provosl guard^forced IheSfl to return to the hospital.^A number died from exposure. The^hospital contained H,i^^n pdienis
Th- Sevastopol is the only warship^that has been disarmed. During the^recent Bghtlag. some Japanese torpe^^do boats came close to ihe harbor en^^trance.
GeneralBtoessel notified Hear Ad
tnlralWirenlus to relieve the forts of^the responsibility of repelling these at^^tacks. Rear Admiral WlrenlBfl sent^the Sevastopol to Ihe outer road,^where she anchors every night, re^^turning to the harbor in the morn^^ing.
TheSevastopol has been hit once^superficially. She sunk one ol the Ja^^panese torpedo boats near the har^^bor entrance. Rear Admiral Wiren^^lus, while going out in the harbor lo^visit the battleship Ketvizan. was^slightly wounded in the arm by the^fiagnient of a shell.
WinI Oomni indrr MissenofT left^Port Arthur, it was calculated there^thai tin' second Pacific squadron w.i.;^within In days' distance.
SanFrancisco, Dec. it;.^Captain^Peyton C. March, of tile geiieial staff^of the I'nited States army, one of Ihe^Office 1*1 selected by Ihe nepartai'iit tO^accompany the Japanese army in the^field re ii i rn ed today.
CaptainMarch brings absolute re^^futation of Ihe report that General^Kuroki was killed by a Russian shell.
Inseveral of the resports I have^seen.^ said the cap! 4a, 'General Ku^^roki is said to have been killed on
OCtOOelI. All the reports agree ;in^lo the date, so I suppose they are nil^children of the same origin and I am^glad in say, mistaken rumors. 1 was^with General Kuroki on that day and^every day until I left the front, No-^rember tOtn, iraea I started for home.
Althoughexposed on numerous OBCsV^sums he sustained no hurls, and is^one of the healthiest men I ever met.
tookAre and sank. The bombardment^of buildings caused lerioui damage.
Mothers.Be Careful^Of the health of your children. Look^out for Coughs. Coldi Croup and^Whooping Cough. Stop them in time.^One Minute Cough Cure Is the best^remedy. Harmh-.- and pleasant. Sold^by L C. Wilson, Lewlstown and Ken^^dall. De.
THEHALL OF FAME.
Tokio.Dec. 14. ;l p. in^The report^of Vice Admiral Togo was received^Tuesday night. It states as follow.-:
ihelorpedo flotilla on Monday night,
atmldnlghl attacked the Raattaa bat-
tieshipSevastapol lying ouisnle lb ^^harbor. The result of this attack has^DOl been ascertained. Subsequently,^I wo torpedo boats, under Command^^er Masado. attempted several attacks,^lacing the enemy's vigorous lire. The^knock of the explosions oi torpedoes^was fell, hut the next day the Sevas^lapol remained in the same position.^None of our vessels were damaged.
OnTuesday at 2:3n o'clock In tho^morning, another torpedo flotilla, un^^der Commander Arakawa, attacked^tin- Sevasta|M)l, but the result of thin^attack was not learned. In this attack,^a shell from the enemy struck the^tunnel of one of our torpedo boats and^another struck the engine room, dis^^abling Ihe vessel, and she lost her^In eilom of motion and was towed^away by her comrades. There weic^no casualties.
Again,at 6 o'clock on the morn^^ing of the same day, a torped flotilla,^under command of Commander Seki,^at tempted an attack, hut was expos^ed by ihe enemy's searchlights and.^being subjected lo a heavy fire, was^unable to accomplish her purjiose.
Thecommander of the naval guns^overlooking I'ort Arthur, repoiteii ai^in o'clock Tuesday night.
Today'sbombardment was princi^^pally directed against the arsenal and^lorpedo storehouse at Tiger's Tall pen^^insula, and the vessels anchored in^thai vicinity. The storehouse was set^aire and burned in about half an^hour. About six shelsl struck the^ships and three vessels used for \ai^ions pill poses Were destroyed. One
Rev.Allan B. Pbllputt of lndJana|^-^^Ul has been elected president of the^Sous of the Revolution in Indiana.
JohnHoward, super!nteadeat of the^Boston Mild Albany railroad, has been^appointed assistant ^U[^eriBtSBOoat of^motive power on tin' New Vork Cen^^tral.
aaflajaDejaaarco, i young Italian^boot Mack of Ifaoiford, Conn., proved^his industry last week by piin hasing^ii house and lot for $UW of his sav^^ings.
Kx-GovemorIfurrnj Crane of Mae
siiehiisetts,appointed to the vacancy
Eauaodby the death of Uattad states^Senator Hoar, began life as a rngpick-^pr, but In his father - !^ig paper mill.
KdvvardClark, bead of the sewing^machine company that conceived the^idea of selling good-. ^^n the installment^plan. Had worth |2u,IMMMN0l His wid^^ow is now- the wile .it Bishop Potter.
ItIs -el,loin that I BMP holds a diplo^^matic peat for almost forty years.^Such Is the record of Dr. Juan N. Na^^varro, the Mexican consul general at^New York, who died at his home there^a few days ago.
Refugeesfrom Port Arthur say that^Mine. Stoessel, wife of the famous^Russian geueral, tale s the lead in the^Red I'ross work and Is almost ctjn-^Ptaaf ill attendance at the hospital,^tenderly caring for the wounded.
linnsRIchter, the eminent Wagne^^rian conductor, lefl Austria and set^^tled in England some years ago be-^I cause be could not make Ave times as^much money In Itiriniughatn as In^I Vienna, lie has u huge family to^support and launch lu the world.
Thelate Professor Fiusen seemed to^rather enjoy poverty. When he re^^ceived one of the Noliel prizes last^year he wanted to give over the whole^sum for the benefit of his institute,^and It was with difficulty that his^friends persuade.I him to put aside^one-half of It for himself and family.
Thelate Postmaster General Payne^beg.in lower In the postal servlee-an^errand boy In the putt office of his na^^tive town, Sherburne falls, Mass.. at^fl per week^than any other employee^known. Kx-Pontina^!er ^ enernl Thom^^as 1.. James of New York began as a^clerk in the Got bam post office, and his^career had been thought pheuoiueual.
Some ^ oiumrala on rani l.anrrnre^limit,hi h Efforts to SuMaln It.
Asn rule the negro v\ ho has grown^out of the dialect of his race makes an^extremely poor showing In an effort to^mimic the negro's talk.^ said an ob^^servant man, ^and Ids efforts to write^It are even more pronounced failures.^But Paul Laurence Dunbar, the negro^poet, has written at least one thing In^which he sustained the dialect of his^race. In the 'Death Song' Dunbar got^closer to the talk and the nature of the^uegro than in any other effort. It is^worth recalling, ho here it Is:^^Lay me down beneaf de wilier* In de
Whahis branch 11 go a-singln' as It pass.
An'Wee I'l a-laym' luw
Ikin hyeah it ^h It go^Blngln', 'Sle*p, my honey, tek yo' res' at^las'.'
Layme nigh to whah hit mrks a little^pool,
An'de wutah Stan's so quiet lak an' cool.^Whah de Ultle birds In spring^t'st to tome an' drink an' sing,
An' the . hill.-a waded on dey way to^school.
Letme settle Wen my shouldahs draps^d^y load
Nighenough to hyeah de noises In d^^road,
Fu'I rink de las' long res'^Gwine to soothe my sperrlt bes'^Ef I s layin' 'mong de things I'g alius^k nowed.
Youwill olmerve here that he shows^the negro's strong devotion to the 'I,'^and It Is Interesting because of the^tendency on the part of writers of ne^^gro dialect to force the i' out by the^substitution of 'a.' Dunbar's use of Ts'^for the improper 'I Is' Is genuine. Most^negro dialect writers of today would^wriie it 'All's.' for they nearly always^use 'Ah' for 'I.' So he shows the same^preference for 'I' in the lines
An'w'en I's a-layln' low^I kin ajreafe it as it go^Biiigiu', Sleep, my honey, tek yo' res at^las'.'
Herewe have Ts^ and '1 kin,' both^showing the negro's devotion to the^sound of i.' So he uses 'gwine' for 'go^lng,' probably errs in the distinctive^'gwln to,' for the negro, as a rule, will^make one word out of the phrase, giv^^ing it more the sound of ^gwinter.' But,^on the whole, the dialect is good and^Is well sustained.^ ^ New Orleans^Times-Democrat.
6.000distinct languages spoken by^mankind. The number of separate dia^^lects !s enormous. There are more^than sixty distinct vocabularies In Bra^^zil, and In Mexico the Nalma language^baa been broken up Into ^00 dialects.^There are hundreds in Borneo. The^complexities are beyond classification^in Australia, and generally the num^^ber of dialects decreases with the in^^tellectual culture of the population. If^there is an average of fifty dialects^to every language we still have the^enormous total of 25O.U00.
Buryingthe Inn ^imi
Insome parts of England when a^public house loses its license the sign^^board Is solemnly burled. On the last^night it is removed from over the door^and ^waked^ In the bar by the old^customers. When the clock points to^closing time and the bouse censes Its^career as BB inn the signboard is car^^ried out in procession and Interred^with an appropriate burial service,^which ends with watering the grave^with a gallon of beer or a bottle of^whisky.
JudgeRockwood Hoar, brother of^Senator Hoar, was noted as a wit as^well as a Jurist. Shortly before bis^death, as bis daughter entered his^room In the morning, he said: ^My^dear, I bad a dream Inst night, and In^It I saw the angel of dentil sitting at^the foot of my bed. At first I was^horribly frightened, but as I gazed at^my visitor my fears vanished. He^wore a fur cap.^-Brooklyn Life.
Theylie and she^were sitting on^the porch looking at the stars.
Y'ouknow, I suppose,^ he whis^^pered, ^what a young man's privilege^is when he sees a shooting star^
No,^she answered. ^I haven't the^^lightest idea. There gqes one!^^Cbl-^cugo Tribune.
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Mrs.Hoyle^I lienr that your hns^band died intestate Mrs. Doyle Well,^I don't know what his trouble was, but^he bad to have an operation.^Town^Topics.
Whenyou want a pleasant purga^^tive try Chamberlain's Stomach and^Liver Tablets. They are easy to take^and produce no nausea, griping or oth^^er disagreeable effect. For sale by^all druggists and dealers.
Onehalf the stuff you buy does you^no good.
Don'tcarry a lot of keys to private^drawers. Burn papers you don't want^seen.
Adollar is a large amount to pay for^bread, but It is mighty insignificant In^a poker game.
Whensome people haven't any great^trouble, they smile as much as to say,^How brave I am!
Manya good man fusses a great^deal about nothing and makes himself^unnecessarily disagreeable.
Thereis this in being a parent: They^get the abuse if their children are bad^and no particular credit If they are^good.-- Atchison Globe.
FiveThuiioand Distinct Languages.
Mr.J. Collier is authority for the^BastBSBSMt that there are r.a Iss: Shan
Godfrey^Godfrey^Godfrey de Bou^^illon,^ stammered the youug actor with^his first two line part
Supe,Bape!^ yelled the unfeeling^gallery .--Pittsburg Post.
Hfw l^e Fur Trolley Transfers.
Alawyer's clerk In Brooklyn has^found an entirely new use for trolley^transfers. His work necessitates a lot^of car rides, and at the end of the first^week his expense account for transpor^^tation seemed pretty large. Ills em^^ployer paid it doubtfully, and the next^week the clerk to prove his honesty got^a transfer ticket every time he boarded^a car. He didn't use any of them, but^filed them awuy In his pocket until pay^day, when he turned them in to bis^boss as vouchers. His expense bill^hasn't been questioned since.
Am1 ii. n. r ml Andrew Lang That^Is a I'nssle to Hint.
Iwas once laying my hands alone^on a little table which spun about the^room. No doubt I moved it, but I did^so ^automatically.^ 1 did not con^^sciously exert any force. I said. ^Ask^the table a question.^ and a lady re^^marked, ^Where are the watches^^^The table then tilted. The others used^the alphabet in the ordinary way. I^did not know whut was tilted out, but^they told me that the message was,^^The watches are in Prank's pocket^in the children's room.^ I asked, ^What^watches'.'^ and the lady said, ^I gave^two to Frank to take to the watch^^maker, and he does not know what be^^came of them.
Nomore do I,^ I said and thought^no more about it. Frank was a boy, a^nephew of the lady. I scarcely knew^him by sight. Two months later when^1 was in France Frank's father, who^had been present at the table tlltlag.^wrote to tell me that I ^was the devil!^^The watches had Just been found iu^an old greatcoat of Frank's In a^drawer In the children's room, which^was not a room in the house where^the table was so well inspired. Noth^^ing else of the sort ever happened to^me. It was an ^automatism.^ I did.^not know what the table ^said^ till^I was told, and of the watches I knew^nothing at all. I simply do not under^^stand the case. But ^spirits^ did not^even pretend to be mixed up in it. The^least inconceivable psychic explanation^Is that Frank, who was at school,^^wired^ on to me without knowing It^a fact which he had forgotten and that^I without knowing it made the table^tilt out the answer.
Frankat that time was a queer, vi^^sionary boy, ^a sensitive,^ but to do all^tliis was rattier out of his line. The^skeptical theory would be that Frank,^having Beard the story and accidental^^ly come iiiioii the lost watches, put^them in the place where the table said^they were, ^and the same with intent^to deceive.^ But I did not even know^that there was a room in his father's^house called ^the children's room.^^^Andrew Laug in Harper's Magazine.
Thepoverty of Russian peasants ts^Instanced by reeeut figures showing^tbat. notwithstanding the long nights,^the average use of the cheapest kind^of crude petroleum Is only four or five^quarts per head In a year. Much time^for work is thus wasted. Many peas^^ants remain iu bed from 4 in the after^^noon till 8 In the morning.
Thepractice of naming horses after^eminent persons Is common in Bug-^land and France, but In Russia It Is^considered disrespectful by some judges^of manners. A Russian sportsman has^christened a promising tllly Elenora^Duse as a mark of bis esteem for the^celebrated actress. He Is severely re^^buked In the Russian papers, ^if tbls^should be tolerated,^ they say, ^we^shall be having horses called after Tol^^stoi and other national worthies. Nay,^Kuropatkln himself will be saddled or^turned out to grass. The censor ought^to stop the abuse of the names of^Christians. Is the holy synod asleep^^^A. Russian may call his dog Caesar or^Pompey, for they were pagans, and^their memory is not revered by mem^^bers of the Orthodox church. But sup^^pose some reckless subject of the czar^should call his horse Pobiedonostseff.^What will the holy synod say then^^^London Chronicle.
Ifyou want the news read the Ar^gus.
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