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Japanese Make Another Desperate But
Successful Attack on Port Arthur
WARSHIPS GO TO MEET RUSSIANS
Dispatches From General Stoessel In
dicate That Garrison Can Hold
Out Yet a While.
Tokio. Dec. 1t.--The Japanese fired
an Immense mine under Iortlions of ithe
north fort of East Keekwan Oluntain
at 2 o'clock yesterday (Sunday after
noon). The Infantry immediately at
terward charged and occupied the fort
with a heavy charge.
It is reported that the Japanese
seized a strong position about a thous
and yards east of 2113-Metre hill, pr',p
aratory to assaulting the ftlw Tinlw
and pushing betweetn I.ho Ti noIlln
tain and the Russian heladiallrltr'~ at
Port Arthur. The tight ini Il"ilt
Sungshu l noallllin coniu('111
Going to Meet Him.
('he1 loo that as loL ~i~rlioll III' th'. .Iaap
ajut~d Iat It ha. I i Iienej'~ee. anid
thta eiizieeter of .1 'InII' je4.eihiaii
tailII th hi1 Iihiifiihi I I''lt Arthii u II r, i
IpdIli II) IItog i)niilv 1 lh'I..i;Iiohi.
Tokio. D)ec'. Ix. II a. it.-The bat
tleshihp St'Vz·'astolHl hIas bIevttn success
fully torpedt'thttd tenzI timets. Advict's
fron Port Arthur say that she Is
aground and Is evdently completely
Gen. Stoessel Communicates.
St. Petersburg. lDec. ib.-General
Stwoshel's latest dispatcTnes froml Pot
Arthur were publlished today, but as
given out ito not carry the story of
the garrison's stubborn defense be
yond December 1I. thus leaving a gap
of at least five d.ivs betwe('en theot
ficial word of the military colmmande'r
and the unofficial story of ('ommand
er Mlzzeneoff. which was giv*en out
at Che Fo(). It is not preltended that
the (lispatches are publiish'ed in full.
The dispatches have been in the hands
of the Emperor Nichoias three days.
but their contents werel known to few
besides his mIajetsty and his personlal
aides, Prince Orloff and t('ont IIey
den. who deciplhtered the' dispatch',..
The stor) of the opr)'atlions. as far
is it has been giv'en olut, Is inteinstely
interesting, and shows that theire has
been an almost Inin tIerrutllllted assanlit
of the most ldes.'sl ta (' eiraclter iromii
November 2c0 to D)t'ec'lember 1It. when
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nd At the pu.__.r,......
the Japanese after losing O.r 22,04)0
men captured 213-Met.h hill and were
able froml that position to shell the
s~ quadron in the Port Arthur road
4 stead. There the official account
d endsl . bl, It is explained that the Jai,
anlitse do not OCCupy the top of the
hill. which is still exposed to the
deadl. tire fronl very heavy guns froili
behindl the crest of the hill. but thlat
this hiie is efflieently directed is sh.l n
bIi the damage stiffereo by the Itus
iln s.quation. The Japlanese are
• i'dited with using It-inch and l6
inch mortars and howitzers. The
5 eff.ec t (of these mustIll e i most deaicly
when turnted iupon the neighboring
The public receptlion of Genlril
I. Stoessel'. disllpatchettsas it wholt, 1is
notl had. iEver. Voice is lold in praise
of (Gtneral Stoessel's defense' . Port
Artlhur while the alllolriltie assert
tha it the' inin line of l is has not
het b1't Ii broken. The Jalpanese so
tlfar have IIu! ,ver,') device of 'engin
l serinug kill in mtal,ing approaches,
i"lt with enormous sacrifice4s have
ii b n atthle Ito take otluj the outeIi r line
I. of defttll ý .
It iý dl 'erd thait the tgarrison pro)b
aiI\ \wvi Ill i abl' Ie to ltd iut a lcon
-idtier.ilit lilne yet.. A matter of mutch
len!atinll is why the order to take
u1111 ; nllll I Sth squadlliroln in deep(''
a\\te .i. Ilot tarriedl out. The only
l.xpl\ll;oiitin is that the crews and
rnus %,rwui drafted ashore and that at
Sthe l I Illttlim'llt it wa W it m nls)Sible('
to illult the ship under the heavy
Conditions at Port Arthur.
(' ite Foo. I)Dec. 17.-Colintandc.r Miz
z/ 14:!',, who was exe'cultive, officer a,
tho" RItSSIs Inbattleship PIoltava. ntiel
Ithe It vte ssel was disarmed, and who onIi
I),e'llce hieir l ,th hieadred tilhe iparty tl!
s'')e'n Itussi.usl. who left Port Arthiur
in a .i 1l ,. at and h lrritedi hire 'r .
lerd. with dispatci hes. said to IthIe A,
-socitlt, Pres.s cI rrl stold4nt I toomIht. h
n anl int rvi.wll . that Poert Arthur ti :i
E4'solute : dtl, , except'i. the ti ring of
,tltlTS. a silen't pIlace'.
"Theit' lissians." he said. "are huis
banding the.ir art illery amrnniitioni,
tiring only when the effect will be er
rain. Thtere are t1,iouno men in lthe'
ltnie lof forls iandl their periods of rest,
are few. All the generals except (Gi:
eral Stoessel live in tiet forts.
"Every butilding in the whole ttown
is more or les.s injutred. (;eneral Sto
essel has put the entire population on
retgular rations sufficient to last three
lit mtnt hs.
"The' ammunition is sulfficient to
last Imuch longer. I believe the' Ja
I)panese will never take th.e fortress
tinder pIre.sent condiltions."
('otinting. Comnmanldelr Mi ssenoff
"Port Arthur never Iooked more sep
elichrtai th in on the' night of )ecenmber
9i. twhen the Japanse shells repented
I. hit a hospital, killing seven of the
tnullpants. Othe'r patients who were
not helplless, fearing for their lives,
he.d into the snow-covered streets.
"('Clothed in the-ir white hospital
garbs, maimed, crippled and pallid.
the'y iadeh' a ghostly show, and it was
someit' tintli' heIfore, the provost guard
tfortced tiheml to return to the hospital.
A numbelr died Iron exxposure. The
hospittal contained t,0u 0e patie'nts.
"The, Sevastopoll is the only warship
that has Ibee,'n disarned. I)uring the
rec'nl fighting, somelt' Japane'se torpe
lIo iboats caetint close,t; to tihe harbor tn
"General ' to'.ssel notfied Rliear Ad
miral Wirenius to relieve the forts of
the responsibility of repelling these at
tacks. Rear Admiral Wirenius sent
the Sevastopol to the outer road.
where shie anchors every night, r -
turning to the harbor in the llorn
"The Sevastopol has hben hit once
superllrfally. She sunllk one of thle ,Ja
panest, torplldo boats near theI har
bor entrance. Rear Admiral Wiren
ius. while going out in the harbor to
visit the battleship Retvizan. was
slightly wounded in the arm by the
fragmtint of a shell."
Whuen Commander Misstenoff left
Port Arthulr. it was calculat ed Ithere(
that thle second Pacilic squladlron wa.i
within JI days' distance.
Kuroki Not Dead.
San Francisco, Dec. 1.;.-Captain
Peyton C. March. of the geoelal stlff
of the t nited States army, onle of 111)'
officers selhected by the llepplarti ient to
acconlmpany the Jalianese arrly in the
field retulrned today.
Captain March brings absolute re
futation of the report that Geineral
Kiuroki was killed by a Russian shell.
"In several of the resports I have
se.en." said the captain. 'General Ku
rokl Is sadll to have been killed on
Octolber 5. All the reports agree as
to thel date. so I suplpose they are all
chlildren of the same origin and I am
glad to say, mistaken rumniors. I was
with General Kuroki on that day and
every day until I left the front. No
vt ntiher 3lth. when I started for homlle.
Although expo.sedI on numerous occa
suoiit he sustainedl no hurts. and is
one of the healtbiest men I ever met."
Slolis he slstaintil no nurtsn, uni Is
ont. toi the healthiest men I ever met."
Attack on Sevastapol.
Toklo. I)Dec. 14. :l p. mi.-Th.e replort
r \'t Vic Adlniral Togo was recei\ced
1 uestldy night. It stat.s as follow.:
"Colllmmndmer Kasnia, comnannlinll
Ithe torpedo flotilla on Monday night.
at midnight attacked the. Russian hat
t eship Se'vastapol lying outsihde Ihi
harblor. The result of this attack has
-olt bieten ascertained. Subsequlently,
two torpedo boats, under Comlnand
.r Masado. attempted several attacks.
facing the enemy's vigorous fire. The
shock of the explosions of torpedoes
was felt, but the next day the Sevas
taIxl remained in the same position.
None of our vessels were damaged.
"On Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock In tho
morning, another torpedo flotilla. un-1
der Commander Arakawa, attacked
the Sevastapol, but the result of this
attack was not learned. In this attack.
a shell from the enemy struck the
funnel of one of our torpedo boats and
another struck the engine room. dis.
abling the vessel, and she lost her
Ireedom of motion and was towed
away by her comrades. There were
r "Again, at 6 o'clock on the morn
ing of the same day, a torped flotilla.
under command of Commander Seki,
attempted an attack, but was expol
ed by the enemy's searchlights and.
being subjected to a heavy fire, was
I unable to accomplish her purpose."
The commander of the naval guns
overlooking Port Arthur. reported at
l io o'clock Tuesday night.
"Today's bombardment was princi
pally directed against the arsenal and
torpedo storehouse at Tiger's Tall pen
insula. and the vessels anchored in
that vicinity. The storehouse was set
afire and burned In about half an
hour. About six shelsl struck the
ships and three vessels used for vat
I lous put poses were destroyed. One
took r1i WA $ank. The bombardmentll
of buildlmg eOused serious damage."
M rs, Be Careful
Of the health of your children. Look
out for Cogths, Colds Croup and
Whoopnlt Coh. Stop them in time.
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THE HALL OF FAME.
Rev. Allan B. I'hill,ltt of Indianap
olin has been elet.te~l Ipr,.iident of the
Loun of the Revolhtiou,l inl Inldiana.
John Hloward, sllli rlntenldelnt of the
Boston and Aibanll r..uro:d, lhasl been
appointed asisntztl luperiiiltendentll of
motivhepower on the New York Cen
Angelo Demare,. : young Italian
bootbla(ck of Mtl ii.fi. ',l . (')it., I)lr'oved
his industry last w'"k bly ipurc'haslng
a house and lot f.,r *.2."2N of his syv
Ex-Governor Murr.,y ('rane of aMas
sachusetts, appoint,.l to t the vacancy
cauised by the dev,'th oft Unltedl States
Menator lioar, beg:ni life as a ragpick
er, but in his fatlhr'- tig palper mill.
Edward Clark. ht.:id of the newung
machine company that concelived the
idea of selling goods on the installment
plant, died worth i.o"n,.tlNMi. ills wid
ow is now the wile ,f t Iti.lop. Potter.
It Is seldom that i tuain holds a diplo
mlttle post for huIiost forty years.
Such is the record ,of Ir. Juan N. Na
varro, the Mexican conmul general at
New York, who died at his home there
a few days ago.
Rlefugees from Port Arthur say that
a few days ago.
Rtefugees from Iort Arthur say that
Mn.e. Ntoesmel, wife of the famous
Russian general, tak.'s the lead in the
lied (ross work a.l Is almost cdn
itnult In attendani., :at the hospital,
tenderly caring for the wounded.
linus Richter, thI, eminent Wagne
rian conductor, left Austria and set
tied In England some years ago be
cause he could not make five times as
much money In llirmingham as in
Vienna. He has a large family to
support and launch in the world.
The late Professor Flnsen seemed to
rather enjoy poverty. When he re
ceived one of the Nobel prises last
year he wanted to give over the whole
sum for the benefit of his Institute,
and it was with ditlculty that his
friends persuaded him to put aside
one-half of it for himself and family.
The late Postmaster General Payne
began lower In the iwstal service-an
errand boy In the pistomee of his na
tive town. Sberburne Falls, Mass.. at
$1 per week-than any other employee
known. Ex-Postmaster tgeneral Thom
as L. James of New York; began as a
clerk in the Gotham l pmtoice, and his
career had been thought phenomenaL
clerk in the Gotham lsMtoflice, and his
career had been thought phenomenaL
Mrs. Hoylo-I bear that your hus
band died Intestate. Srs. Doyle-Well,
I don't know what his trouble was, but
be had to have an operation.-Towa
When you want a pleasant purga
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THE NEGRO DIALECT.
oSea. Cormmots on Paul Lauresee
Dl.ber's Ieorts to sustalnm t.
"As a rule the negro who has grown
out of the dialect of his race makes an
extremely poor showing lii on effort to
aimic the negro's talk." said an ob
servant man, "and his efforts to write
It are even more pronounced failures.
But Paul Laurence Duubar, the negro
poet. has written at least one thing in
which he sustained the dialect of his
race. In the 'Death Bong' Dunbar got
closer to the talk and the nature of the
negro than In any other effort. It is
worth recalling, so here it is:
"Lay me down benest do willer. in de
Whah de branch 'll go a-singln' as It pass.
An' w'en I' a-layin' low
I kin hyeah It as it go
Singin', 'Bleep, my honey, tek yo' res' at
"Lay me nigh to whahb hit meks a little
An' de watah stan's so quiet lak an' cool,
Whah de little birds in spring
aet to come an' drink an' sing,
An' the chillen waded on dey way to
"Let me settle w'en my shouldahs drape
Nigh enough to hyeah de noises in de
"Let me settle w'en my shouldahs drape
Nigh enough to hyeah de noises In de
Fu' I t'lnk de Ias' long res'
Owine to soothe my sperrit ben'
Lf I's layln' 'mong de things I's allus
"You will observe 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 'I's'
for the Improper 'I Is' is genuine. Most
negro diallct writers of today would
write it 'Ah'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-layiln' low
I kin hyeah it as it go
Singin', 'Sleep, my honey, tek yo' res' at
"Here we have 'I's' and 'I kin,' both
showing the negro's devotion to the
sound of '' o80 be uses 'gwine' for 'go
ing,' probably errs in the distinctive
'gwin 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
on the whole, the dialect Is good and
is well sustained." - New Orleans
One-half the stuff you buy does you
Don't carry a lot of keys to private
drawers. Burn papers you don't want
A dollar is a large amount to pay for
bread, but it is mighty insignificant in
a poker game.
When some people haven't any great
trouble, they smile as much as to say,
How brave I am!
Many a good man fusses a great
deal about nothing and makes himself
There is this in being a parent: They
get the abuse if their children are bad
and no particular credit it they are
Ptve Tbhmasd DItMeto Las I mau a.
Mr. J. Collier Is authority for the
statement that there are no last t!!
5,000 distinct languages spoken by
mankind. The number of separate dia.
lects is enormous. There are more A
than sixty distinct vocabularies in Bra
3il, and in Mexico the Nahua language
has been broken up into 700 dialects. a
There are hundreds In Borneo. The g
complexities are beyond classification g
in Australia, and generally the num- I
ber of dialects decreases with the in- t
tellectual culture of the population. If *
there is an average of fifty dialects a
to every language we still have the t
enormous total of 210.000.
Warrysn the nlam sis.
In some parts of England when a
public house loses its license the sign
board is solemnly buried. 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 house ceases its 1
career as an Inn the signboard is car
rled out in procession and nlaterred I
with an appropriate butlal service,
which ends with watering the grave
with a gallon of beer or a bottle of
NottMaS to Peer.
Judge Rockwood Hoar, brother of
Senator Hoar, was noted as a wit as
well as a jurist. Shortly before his
death, as his daughter entered his
room In the morning, he said: "My
dear, I had a dream last night, and In
it I saw the angel of death sitting at
the toot of my bed. At first I was
horribly frightened, but as I gazed at
my visitor my fears vanished. He
wore a fur eap."-Brooklyn Life.
It was night.
They-he and she-were sitting on
the porch looking at the stars.
"You know, 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
lilghtest Itle. There gqes oue!"--Chl
"Who goes there?"
"Godfrey-Godfrey-Godfrey de Bou
Illon," stammered the young actor with
his first two line part.
"Supe, supe!'" yelled the unfeeling
lew ' PeFor Trolley Tesa fers.
A lawyer'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 trnnspor.
tation seemed pretty large. His 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 away in his pocket until pay
day, when he turned them in to his
boss as vouchers. His expense bill
hasn't been questioned since.
boss as vouchbers. His expense bill
hasn't been questioned since.
Pevevty In RESma.
The poverty of Russian peasants is
Instanced by recent figures showing
that, 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 In bed from 4 in the after
moon till 8 In the morning.
A Isawelev.ee of Andrew Lans 2ha
Is a Passle to ism.
I was once laying my hands alone
on a little table which spun about the
room. No doubt I moved it, but I did
so "automatically." I did not con
sclously 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 what was tilted out, but
they told me that the message was,
"The watches are in Frank'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."
"No more 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 tilting,
wrote to tell me that I "was the devil!"
The watches had Just been found in
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.
Frank at that time was a queer, vi
sionary boy, "a sensitive," but to do all
this was rather out of his line. The
skeptical theory would be that Frank.
having heard the story and accidental
ly come upon 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 Lang in Harper's Magaine
awmu CaII.I &u Luu CUU u U FUME. -
Andmrw Lang in Harper's Magasne.
Names eof Hore.
The practice of naming horns after
eminent persons is common in Eng
land and France. but in Russia it is
considered disrespectful by some judges
of manners. A Russian sportsman has
christened a promising filly Elenor
Duse as a mark of his esteem. for the
celebrated actress. He is severely re
baked in the Russian papers. "It this
should be tolerated," they say, "we
shall be having horses called after Tol
stol and other national worthies. Nay,
Kuropatklan 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 esar
should call his hore PobiedonostseL
What will the holy synod say then?
If you want the news read the Ar.